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Sunday October 22nd, 2017 5:58AM

New Hampshire, Vermont govs agree to a race track showdown

By The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and his Vermont counterpart are talking about facing off on the race track.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted a challenge to fellow GOP Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont on Monday, saying that "rumor on the street is that you race cars." Mentioning his most recent racing exploits — drag racing mini school buses on Saturday and losing in the final— Sununu then asked if Scott was "up for a race."

Scott, who is one of Vermont's most popular stock car racers, tweeted back "You're on, @GovChrisSununu. But, I don't just race cars... I'll let you pick the vehicle." Before taking up stock car racing, Scott also raced motorcycles and snowmobiles. In a second tweet , he offered to stick to a bus and said he had a track-ready vehicle at his disposal.

There was no immediate word where or when the governors might race.

Sununu raced in a charity event Saturday at the New England Dragway, which raises awareness about the $1.7 billion in lottery proceeds that have gone to education since 1964.

Sununu spokesman Benjamin Vihstadt said "we expect to reach out to Governor Scott soon and look forward to setting something up in the near future."

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