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Allen Lumber Company To Present Street Stock Division At Thunder Road Again In 2005
Waterbury, VT – The Allen Lumber Company, one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the state of Vermont, has again signed on to present the Allen Lumber Street Stock division at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT in 2005. The agreement extends an official partnership between the Allen Lumber and Thunder Road families that began in the 1980s, and a relationship that began long before that.

“My family has been going to Thunder Road since it opened in 1960, and we love it,” said Allen Lumber Treasurer Burnie Allen. “We’re all very excited about the upcoming season; we always have such a wonderful time watching the Street Stocks and the other divisions at Thunder Road.”

ACTion News 3/14/05
With the first day of Spring just a few days away, we’re feeling optimistic and believe that the snow gods will take a vacation soon. As we write this week’s column, though, the white stuff has again begun to fall, and is attempting to re-cover all that was plowed in the past couple days.

Think sun, warm weather, and stock car racing, folks, and we’ll get through this! If not, we might require our ACT Late Models to run chains on their tires, and we’ll find a frozen pond in New Hampshire to run the season opener in place of Lee USA Speedway. At the halfway point in the race, we get out and have an ice carving contest with chainsaws (as demonstrated by Dave Pembroke, left) – the winner gets 10 bonus points toward the 2005 title!

ACTion News 3/07/05
Now that Race-A-Rama has (successfully!) come and gone, it’s almost time to begin thinking about opening day. For the third time in ACT Late Model Tour history, the season opens in the Granite State, at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH (right). ACT regulars will go head-to-head against the Lee USA Late Models, in an event with more twists and turns than the old road course at Bryar Motorsports Park.

Among the 34 pre-entered ACT drivers, the newcomers almost unanimously have the same objective – just qualify. We caught up with rookies Marc Curtis, Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. at Race-A-Rama, and they echoed each other’s sentiments. “My main goal this year is to qualify for every race,” said 21-year old Spencer, MA driver Curtis, “and then we’ll work on finishing them. There are so many talented racers in ACT that just keeping up with them will make us feel good as a team. Jean-Paul Cyr, Brent Dragon, I’ve always looked up to those guys, and now I have a chance to race with them.”