Late Model drivers compete during a race last year in Barre.

BARRE — Officials from the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge Series recently announced that the Rumble in the Quarry Modified and Legend Car events at Thunder Road will now be held Sept. 1.

The events were originally scheduled for Sept. 14 but have been moved due to a conflict with the Tri-Track Modified Series. The addition of both events to the Labor Day Classic has created a massive weekend of racing to celebrate the end of summer at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” As a result, Labor Day weekend will now be a two-day affair with six divisions of racing taking to the Barre high banks, including the American-Canadian Tour and all of Thunder Road’s weekly divisions.

“While we didn’t expect things to turn out this way, we’re excited that they did,” Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud said. “The Labor Day Classic has a long tradition going back to the very first year of racing at Thunder Road. Adding the Modifieds and Legend Cars to an already action-packed show really kicks things up a notch. It’s going to be a great way for our teams and fans to send off the summer in style.”

An optional open practice will take place from noon to 3:35 p.m. on Aug. 31, featuring drivers for the ACT Late Model Tour in addition to Modifieds and Legend Cars. The same day at 6 p.m. Thunder Road will present a full card of racing for the Flying Tigers, Street Stocks and Road Warriors. All three divisions will run extra-distance features.

On Sept. 1 at 1:30 p.m., Thunder Road will host the ACT Labor Day Classic 200 along with the three-segment Rumble in the Quarry 125 for the Modifieds and the Rumble in the Quarry 35 for the Legend Cars. All three divisions will have full qualifying to go with their long-distance, added-purse main events.

Thunder Road officials expect to make additional announcements regarding the Sept. 14 Championship Night event in the coming days.

While the Modifieds and Legend Cars will no longer be part of the program that night, the track is working on a card of racing that is “fitting of being the final point-counting event of the season,” according to organizers.

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