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Advance Sale Tickets for Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 Available Soon

Eric Williams, 2006 Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 winner

Advance sale discount tickets for the 29th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 stock car event at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sat./Sun., Sept. 1/2 will be available beginning on Monday, August 13.  Race fans can take $5 off the front gate general admission price of $25 for the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 by stopping at any of the 35 Bond Auto Parts stores in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

The Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200, with a total purse approaching $50,000, is the second of four ACTion Super Series events for the international American-Canadian Tour championship Late Model stock car racing series.  As many as 50 of the best Late Model drivers and race teams in the northeastern United States and Canada are expected to attempt qualifying for the 26-car main event, including former Bond Auto Labor Day Classic Champions Jean-Paul Cyr, Brian Hoar, and Brent Dragon, young guns “Rocket” Roger Brown, Scott Payea, and Jamie “Hurricane” Fisher, and Canada’s Patrick Laperle and Donald Theetge.  Thunder Road’s Eric Williams is also expected to try to defend his Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 victory from a year ago.

Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Night Rescheduled

The previously rained-out Fisher/Federated Auto Parts stock car event at Barre’s Thunder Road has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30pm.  Heavy downpours postponed the four-division racing program last month.

With its new date, the Fisher/Federated Auto Parts race will be the final regular-season event in Thunder Road’s 48th annual summer racing schedule, and is the deciding race in the battle for the “King of the Road” crown for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Thunder Road Late Model division.  Shelburne’s Jamie Fisher currently leads Cris Michaud of Williamstown and Dave Pembroke of Montpelier.

“Run What You Brung” Spectator Races Return to Thunder Road Thursday

Corvettes square off in last year's "Run What You Brung" spectator races

Stock car racing fans at Barre’s Thunder Road will be put to the test on Thursday, as NAPA Auto Parts and Make-A-Wish present the return of “Run What You Brung” spectator races at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement.”  Race fans will have the opportunity to steer the family “grocery-getter” on Thunder Road’s famous high banks in an elimination-style race, with the winner of each match-up advancing to the next round.

Past entries have run the gamut of street vehicles, from everyday sedans to sporty Corvettes and BMWs, from pickup trucks to utility vans, and from limousines to bread trucks and community shuttle busses.

“Run What You Brung” competitors must be 18 years or older, and enter registered and inspected street-legal automobiles at the pit area registration booth before 6:00pm on the day of the race.  The entry fee will be $25 at the pit gate, and no entries will be accepted after 6:00pm.  No studded tires will be allowed, and all drivers must wear a helmet.

Championship point races continue in Thunder Road’s weekly stock car divisions on NAPA Auto Parts/Make-A-Wish Night.  American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model driver Jamie “Hurricane” Fisher of Shelburne leads an exciting see-saw battle over Williamstown’s Cris Michaud and Montpelier’s Dave Pembroke.  Just 17 points separate the three drivers at the top of the standings.  Fisher and Michaud are each looking to carry the checkered flag for the first time this season on Thursday.