Barre, VT — Thunder Road and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced that the 41st Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 14 at 5:00pm. The event had been postponed this past Sunday following an on-track accident that occurred during qualifying.
As part of the rescheduling, Thunder Road’s Barre Granite Association Championship Night has been moved to Sunday, September 22 at 1:30pm. All Thunder Road track champions will be crowned at that event as previously planned.
However, the post-race pit party that was scheduled for Championship Night will remain on September 14 as part of the Labor Day Classic schedule. Thunder Road will now officially celebrate its 60th season of racing following its oldest event – one that began in the track’s inaugural season of 1960.
Much of the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic remains to be completed. Several qualifying races are still on tap of the ACT Late Model Tour and Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. They’ll be followed by the Labor Day Classic 200, the 50-lap Flying Tiger feature, and the 50-lap Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warrior Challenge.
All general admission tickets and pit bracelets from September 1 will be honored at the make-up date. Those who are unable to return on the 14th can mail their tickets or bracelets to the Thunder Road/ACT offices for a full refund. These must be postmarked prior to the 14th.
The Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic gets back underway at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 14. The pits open at 12:00pm and the front gates open at 2:00pm. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. The event will be followed by a post-race pit party featuring the 40th U.S. Army Band Iron Sights.
-Thunder Road Press Release
-Photo credit: Alan Ward