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With Some Momentum Michelle Theriault & Team GLOCK Head to Irwindale

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Michelle Theriault, Toyota All-Star Showdown

With Some Momentum Michelle Theriault & Team GLOCK Head to Irwindale

Chris Knight
Spraker Racing Enterprises
October 17, 2007

IRWINDALE, California (October 17, 2007) - - After an impressive 11th place finish last Sunday at Toledo Speedway in the Hantz Group 200 presented by Belle Tire, the season finale for the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Theriault and her Spraker Racing Enterprises team head out west to Irwindale Speedway in California to participate in the TOYOTA All-Star Showdown. The showdown is an invitation only race for competitors in the NASCAR Busch East and NASCAR Busch West Series.

While there aren’t any points on the line, there is a lot of prestige available. Theriault has shined on the short tracks both on the NASCAR and ARCA tours which makes her a serious sleeper for Saturday night’s event.

“We are looking forward to Irwindale,” said Michelle Theriault, driver of the No. 37 GLOCK Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. “The team is carrying a lot of momentum following our super run at Toledo last Sunday, so we have a little boost heading into one of the most anticipated events of the season.”

Spraker Racing Enterprises is bringing the Mooresville, North Carolina resident one of her favorite race cars. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is responsible for Michelle’s first career NASCAR top-10 finish at Greensville-Pickens earlier this year.

“The car is very stout,” she sounded. “We’ve been able to prove that no matter where we take this car it’s been extremely fast. There’s no doubt when we unload this weekend at Irwindale, we’ll be looking at the same scenario.”

Despite being invited to the tight bull-ring, Theriault is not locked into Saturday’s showdown. To guarantee her a berth in the non-points event she must qualify. “It’s going to be a tough field, there’s no denying that. But we are going to be a threat. There are a bunch of locked spots for winners this season, but there’s also room for the regulars. Practice is going to be extremely important. We’ll have to focus on qualifying setups for the majority of the session; then we can work on our race setup. It’s a long race, 250 laps, so no matter where we start; we can get to the front.”

Car owner Jeff Spraker offered, “We’re thrilled about the opportunity to head to Irwindale. Michelle is a short track master so our chances are real good for a positive finish. It’s a tough race, but we’re coming fully loaded and we’re looking forward to having the GLOCK Chevrolet up front and in contention for the win Saturday night.”

Following the checkered flag this Saturday night, the 2007 season will come to an end for Theriault and Co. but she states she has a lot of great memories that will lean over into the off season before grabbing a gear and preparing for another round of racing in 2008.

“I had a lot of fun this year,” she stated. “We had some really good races. The team was great and GLOCK is truly the best sponsor to have in the racing world. I just want to thank everyone for all of their efforts this season.”

For more on Michelle Theriault, please visit MichelleTheriault.com

For additional information on GLOCK, please log onto GLOCK.com and TeamGLOCK.com

About GLOCK:

Utilizing advanced technological methods, GLOCK has a leading position in the world market as a pistol and accessories designer and manufacturer. With their commitment to uncompromised quality, GLOCK uses high-tech engineering to provide the international benchmark for safety, reliability and ease of maintenance. GLOCK’s 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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