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Theriault Thrives On Good Performance At Stafford

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Michelle Theriault, TSI Harley Davidson 150

Theriault Thrives On Good Performance At Stafford

Chris Knight
Spraker Racing Enterprises
June 6, 2007

“Short Track Hot Shoe Looks To Bounce Back On Friday Night”

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (June 6, 2007) - - It’s a Friday night fight and Michelle Theriault will be a part of the action. The next round of competition sends the NASCAR Busch East Series (NBES) competitors to Stafford Motor Speedway (SMS) for the running of the TSI Harley Davidson 150.

Theriault and her Team GLOCK, Inc. operation look to bounce back from a mechanical hiccup at South Boston Speedway last week which dashed away Theriault’s chances at her third top-10 finish in four starts.

The only full-time female competitor running in NASCAR is no stranger to adversity and with her prior short track experience in the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooter’s Pro Cup Series; Friday night’s event should be an easy task.

“I’m looking forward to Stafford ,” said Theriault, the driver of the No. 37 GLOCK, Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. “It’s a very smooth racetrack and has provided some great racing for the NASCAR Busch East Series. Right now we have to gain some ground on the losses we suffered from South Boston . Jeff Spraker and the Team GLOCK, Inc. have prepared great racecars all season long. We just need a little luck this weekend to put this team back into top-10 formation.”

Heading into the fifth NBES event of the season, Theriault sits 14th in the championship point’s just 31 markers behind 10th place competitor Jesus Hernandez. 77 points keep the developmental driver from tacking the top-five.

She locks fifth in the NBES Rookie-of-the-Year standings just 15 credits from leader Joey Lagano. Even though that margin is slim, the former United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) veteran knows that both championships will likely come down to the wire.

“There is no doubt that the unsatisfying finish at SoBo really hurt us in the point standings,” she offered. “The good thing is that it is still early in the season and we have a long way to go. We’re allowed one bad race in a season; I’ll take South Boston as that race. You cannot fault anyone for our finish last weekend. It’s racing, it’s going to happen, and we just need to bounce back. Knowing the team I’m surrounded by, I know that won’t be a problem.”

GLOCK, Inc. is enjoying their first full season of sponsorship in the NASCAR Busch East Series. The pistol manufacturer has been pleased with the performance of Spraker Racing Enterprises and their young driver Theriault.

“We could not be happier with the progress the team is making and the effort that Michelle is giving behind the wheel,” said GLOCK, Inc. Vice President Gary Fletcher. “The team is unloading strong each and every race. They are giving 100 percent all weekend long and thriving on giving us the best exposure possible. As a sponsor, we couldn’t ask for much more. We wish them all the best at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night.”

Theriault concluded, “We’re capable of winning the race this weekend. Jeff Spraker, GLOCK, Inc. and Wegner Automotive have all given me the winning tools to get the job done. This is the closest hometown race for me, so there’s an extra incentive for me to do well. Don’t be surprised if we make some additional history on Friday night.”

For more on Michelle Theriault, please visit MichelleTheriault.com

For additional information on GLOCK, Inc and Team GLOCK, please logon to GLOCK.com and TeamGLOCK.com

About GLOCK, Inc:

GLOCK, Inc. announces the recent transition of the Stafford Spring Police Department to the G21 .45 caliber pistol.

Utilizing advanced technological methods, GLOCK, Inc. has a leading position in the world market as a pistol and accessories designer and manufacturer. With their commitment to uncompromised quality, GLOCK, Inc. uses high-tech engineering to provide the international benchmark for safety, reliability and ease of maintenance. GLOCK's, Inc. remarkable knowledge and experience from their applications and processing of steel and polymer are being used to design revolutionary products.

These products meet and exceed the ongoing demands of law enforcement, military and civilian customers for firearms that demonstrate the very best in reliability, durability and safety of use. Their high-tech engineering and construction create a handgun that can stand up to punishment that even the most unforgiving conditions can generate.



NAME: Chris Knight, Spraker Racing Enterprises
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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