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Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic

OVER $20,000 AND TITLE UP FOR GRABS IN LABOR DAY CLASSIC

 The largest purse of the four-race Vermont State Championship is up for grabs at the 36th annual Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont on Sunday, August 31. The 2014 Thunder Road Championship will also be decided after one of the closest and most competitive seasons of racing at Thunder Road in recent memory.

 Nick Sweet, Barre’s hometown hero, won the Classic in 2011. He and defending Champion of Thunder Road, Derrick O’Donnell from North Haverhill, NH have swapped the lead all summer long, and now it comes down to a final 200 laps for the 2014 “King of the Road” to be crowned.

 “I want the title and I want my name on the granite stone under Labor Day Classic. This race goes back to the beginning of Thunder Road, almost thirty years before I was even born! The honor of the win is to be put on a lasting monument with guys from past decades like “Pappy” Forsythe, Ronnie Marvin, the Ingersons, Dragons, Cabana and Crouch. I have to beat one of the best for the Thunder Road title Sunday in Nick Sweet, but I also want to win the Labor Day Classic. Nick has already won the Classic, so if I finish first and he is second, he really shouldn’t mind”, said O’Donnell.   


JET SERVICE NIGHT POSTPONED FOR SECOND TIME

Jet Service Night Postponed for Second Time

For the second time, the Jet Service night at Thunder Road has been postponed due to rain. The event has now been rescheduled for Sunday, August 24 with the special 2:30pm post time.

The event will still feature the entire card of racing originally scheduled. The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen will headline the evening with Triple 50 features. The Late Models and Street Stocks will run regular events, plus the annual Run-What-U-Brung will be run during intermission.

Jet Service Envelope – Accura Printing night will kick off with the first of three Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen 50 lap features at 2:30pm on Sunday, August 24. The front gates will open at 1:00pm. Admission is just $12 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12), kids under 6 are free and a family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) is just $25. The pits will open at 11:30am.


POSTPONED

Jet Service Night Postponed

Thunder Road officials have announced Jet Service Envelope night scheduled for Thursday, August 21 has been postponed due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for Friday, August 22 with the same 6:00pm post time.

Friday night’s action will include the entire card of racing originally scheduled for tonight. The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen will headline the evening with Triple 50 features. The Late Models and Street Stocks will run regular events, plus the annual Run-What-U-Brung will be run during intermission.

Just three races remain in the 2014 Late Model “King of the Road” battle. Defending Champion Derrick O’Donnell used a win and a second place finish in last week’s two features to take over the top spot. Two-time “King of the Road” Nick Sweet sits just 15 points back.