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Michelle Theriault & Team GLOCK Head to Dover Hoping to Cap Off ’07 Season on High Note

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Michelle Theriault, Sunoco 150

Michelle Theriault & Team GLOCK Head to Dover Hoping to Cap Off ’07 Season on High Note

Chris Knight
Spraker Racing Enterprises
September 19, 2007

“Huge Guest List Awaits Team GLOCK In Season Finale”

DOVER, Delaware (September 19, 2007) - - NASCAR Busch East Series (NBES) rookie Michelle Theriault has learned an awful lot in her first full year of NBES competition. As the series heads to their final points venue of the 2007 season, Theriault will add yet another new track to her resume as she’ll make her debut at Dover International Speedway Friday afternoon.

Behind the wheel of the No. 37 GLOCK Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Spraker Racing Enterprises, the 21-year female phenomenon knows that the pressure is on to cap off her inaugural NASCAR season on a high note. Judging by the equipment and support she’s receiving, good things are in the works for Friday afternoon.

“To have the opportunity to race at a track like the “Monster Mile” is a real honor,” said Theriault, who currently is the only full-time female competitor in NASCAR. “This is a huge race for our team and sponsor and we are doing everything in our power to make the best out of it. Ending the season on a strong note is what our team is all about. We’ve had our fair share of ups and downs this season, but overall, I’m extremely grateful for the time and effort both my sponsor and team have put into this season and my goal heading into the Friday’s race is to award them with a competitive and career-best finish.”

Theriault will have plenty of support from her team as during the race, the organization will have a flock of supporters cheering the No. 37 GLOCK machine during the Sunoco 150.

Last week, GLOCK, Inc. announced that Dover would serve as “Tribute to Heroes” day. GLOCK, Inc. will have several guests invading the Monster Mile with GLOCK honoring them for their heroic efforts. Members of the Law Enforcement and Armed Forces GLOCK Heroes team include Jennifer Fulford, Robert Wuller, Alfred Butler and Heath Grossman. Team GLOCK will have a special “Tribute to GLOCK Heroes” car paint scheme.

In conjunctions with Dover International Speedway’s Salute to law enforcement pit crew program, GLOCK is pleased to have Detective William Breault and Officer Stan Roache as additional pit crew members for Friday’s season finale.

Officer Roache was named the 2005 Lancaster , Pennsylvania Officer-of-the-Year while Detective Breault was honored as the 2006 Lancaster , Pennsylvania Detective-of-the-Year. In addition to GLOCK, NASCAR’s Busch East Scene will be bringing a total of 16 law enforcement pit crew officers with two officers being split between eight teams.

“It’s such an honor for our team to be hosting two important members of society,” Theriault offered. “Officer Roache and Detective Breault have contributed so much to their job and their stories and awards reflect on that. We are excited to have them a part of our season finale and on pit road during the race.”

Gary Fletcher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GLOCK, Inc. states, “Since the inception of the GLOCK pistol in 1986, Law Enforcement agencies quickly and overwhelmingly embraced our product almost as soon as it was introduced. We would not be the leader in the firearms industry today had it not been for their validation and immediate acceptance of our product. GLOCK would not be GLOCK without the Men and Women in the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement community that serve and protect for our freedom every day.”

Additionally, GLOCK, Inc. celebrity spokesperson, R. Lee Ermey will be in attendance at Dover International Speedway for the NASCAR Busch East Sunoco 150 race on Friday. Ermey will also attend the NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday and will be the Honorary Starter and will wave the green flag in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race on Sunday, September 23rd. Ermey is acclaimed for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the hit movie, Full Metal Jacket in 1987.

“To have Mr. Ermey with us this weekend at Dover is huge,” Theriault added. “He is a great figure for our sponsor GLOCK, not to mention his endless achievements. He has a big weekend ahead at Dover International Speedway and to have him rooting for us on Friday means more than to me than words could ever say.”

Sitting 13th in the point standings and just 12 markers from attracting the 12th position, Theriault knows that a good run will put her in prime position to finish in the top-12 in the NASCAR Busch East standing.

“We really tried to finish in the top-10 in points and realistically we still have a shot at doing it,” Theriault noted. “It’s a long shot, but we’re going to try. One thing is for sure, we’re not going to leave anything on the table. Points are extremely crucial in the last points-paying race of the season and I want to award our team and sponsor GLOCK with a good finish that will return a solid point standings finish.”

The Sunoco 150 (150 laps/150 miles) is the 13 of 13 (points paying) events on the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series schedule. Practice begins Thursday, September 20 with an hour and 10 minute (2:00pm - 3:10pm Local Time) session planned. Happy Hour is scheduled for an additional one hour and 10 minute session commencing at 3:50-5:00pm Local time. Qualifying is set for Friday, September 21 rolling off at 12:35pm Local Time. The green flag will waive later in the day shortly after 4:45pm Local Time.

Following Dover , Theriault and Team GLOCK is scheduled to compete in the NASCAR TOYOTA All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale , California on October 19 and 20.

For more on Michelle Theriault, please visit MichelleTheriault.com

For additional input on R. Lee Ermey, please click on rleeermey.com

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

About GLOCK, Inc:

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: chris@michelletheriault.com

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