WATERBURY, VT – Entries for “The People’s Race” – the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200 at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, July 27 at 6:00pm – are filing into the Waterbury race office.  The Enduro is a no-holds-barred race where over 100 novice drivers race virtually street-legal automobiles for 200 laps.  The top prize is $2,000.

      Drivers from four Vermont counties have already entered the M&M Beverage Enduro 200.  Chittenden County is already well-represented by four Colchester racers, as well as Westford’s Mike Forsey and Josh Russin, Williston’s Jamie Benneig, and Pat Miner of Charlotte.  Amanda Habel, the first female entrant of 2008, hails from Roxbury in Washington County.  Franklin County lays claim to Ed White, Jr. and Roland Beaulieu, both of St. Albans, while Orange County has Mike Chapin of Chelsea.

       New Hampshire will also have at least one driver in Charlestown’s Scott “The Mecca” Carr.  Carr has
entered a 1983 Saab 900.  Other entered models run the gamut of sizes, shapes, and horsepower, from the compact Kia Sephia and Dodge Shadow, to the mid-size Mercury Sable and Buick Century, to the full-size Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix.

       To request an entry form and rules for the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, call Thunder Road at (802) 244-6963 or send a request to P.O. Box 296, Waterbury, VT 05676.  Entries filed on or before July 15 will be accepted at $30.  Later entries – including up to the day of the race, Sunday, July 27 – will be $50.

       Thunder Road is in action this Thursday, July 3 with the Pepsi Holiday Fireworks Spectacular at 6:30pm.  A full card of Late Models, NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Powet Shift Online Junkyard Warriors in on tap.  Adult general admission is $9.50 for adults, $3 for children (6-12), and just $20 for a Family ticket for any two adults and two kids.  Gates open at 5:00pm.  For more information, visit www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.