Contributed by: ACT Staff
Champion Late Model stock car drivers Cris Michaud and Robbie Crouch have filed the first two entries for the 30th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sun., August 31. Both drivers are feature winners at the historic 1/4-mile oval in 2008. Michaud, of Northfield, VT, is in the thick of the “King of the Road” track championship battle with three victories to his credit. Crouch, originally of Tampa, FL, earned his first Thunder Road win in nearly 20 years last month.
The Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 is the tenth of 12 rounds for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Championship, and comes just three days after the final Thunder Road Late Model weekly championship series event on Thursday, August 28. The 200-lap Classic pays a guaranteed $5,000 to the winner, plus bonuses.
Michaud, only 35 points behind leader Eric Williams and just six points back from Phil Scott, is picturing a Labor Day weekend to remember. “The Bond race is a big deal,” he said. “I’ve never won it, but I want to this year. It would be pretty special if I could win my fourth championship at Thunder Road on Thursday and then the Labor Day Classic on Sunday. I don’t know how anyone could top that.”