Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Point Battles Close at Thunder Road

Late Model point leader Jamie Fisher.
Championship point battles are close across the board at Barre’s Thunder Road, with four stock car racing divisions clashing to decide their title winners in the final half of the season.  Entering Thursday’s NAPA Auto Parts/Make-A-Wish Trophy Dash, three of the four divisional point leaders have spreads of just 20 points or less over their closest competitors.

Jamie “Hurricane” Fisher of Shelburne is tracking do
wn his second “King of the Road” crown in the American-Canadian Tour Late Model division, but has Williamstown’s Cris Michaud and Dave Pembroke of Montpelier at his heels.  Fisher and his S.D. Ireland Chevrolet team lead three-time track champion Michaud by only 16 points, with Pembroke just a single marker behind him.

“We’ve been working on the car all week trying to stay on top of our game,” said Fisher.  “I’ve got two of the best chasing me down.  Anything could happen,” Fisher said.  “We had the point lead in 2003 and then lost it late in the year, but then we came back again and won the title.”

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.