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To Promote Lottery, Sununu Will Drag Race In A School Bus

Governor Chris Sununu will be revving his engine Saturday night at New England Dragway in Epping.

The governor told reporters he doesn’t believe the school buses the he, state Lottery Director Charles McIntyre, New Hampshire’s 2017 teacher of the year, and a radio host best known as “Roadkill,” will be driving are souped up.

But he did indicate he’s considering ways to make sure his bus turns heads at it speeds down the quarter-mile drag strip.

“Maybe I’ll just spray 'I heart kindergarten' on the side of the bus, or 'kindergarten or bust,' " Sununu said. "Oh, I like that: copyright Chris Sununu, 2017. I called it first.”

In addition to the governor, the night will also feature jet-powered dragsters capable of reaching 300 miles per hour. The event is billed as the 2nd Annual New Hampshire Lottery Challenge Cup. It’s intended to promote education and to mark the money - more than $1.7 billion since 1964 - the lottery has raised for education

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.
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