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New Sponsor for Thunder Road Labor Day Classic


The New England Federal Credit Union is signing on as the title sponsor for the always-thrilling Labor Day Classic at Barre, Thunder Road in Vermont. (Photo by Daniel Holben)

BARRE, Vt. – One of Thunder Road’s most iconic and highest paying races has received a new title sponsor.

The New England Federal Credit Union has pledged to host the ACT Late Model Tour for 200 laps of door-to-door action during the 44th annual Labor Day Classic.

Based in Williston, the New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) serves communities in twelve Vermont counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor; and four New Hampshire counties: Cheshire, Grafton, Merrimack and Sullivan. This member-owned institution has been meeting the financial needs of these communities for more than 60 years.

NEFCU is committed to helping members, staff and the communities they serve improve their economic well-being and achieve their financial goals. NEFCU is also the largest Vermont-domiciled financial institution and is the leader in originating and locally servicing the most mortgages in the entire Green Mountain State.

Their convenient suite of online and mobile banking services allows members to easily and securely bank from anywhere, anytime.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the New England Federal Credit Union join us in 2022,” said Cris Michaud, managing partner of Thunder Road. “To add a partner with such extensive connections across Vermont and New Hampshire, we truly believe we benefit from another and we look forward to celebrating Labor Day weekend in the exciting way of Thunder. Road.”

“Engaging with individuals and organizations across the region in a meaningful way is very important to NEFCU,” said Sarah Ricker, Senior Community Relations Specialist at NEFCU. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to sponsor the 44th Thunder Road Labor Day Classic and support the dedicated race teams, drivers and audiences of this iconic local event.”

The 44th New England Federal Credit Union Labor Day Classic is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 with the ACT Late Model Tour taking home the grand prize of $5,000 in the annual 200-tour affair. Also on the ticket are Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel Flying Tigers, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors. The Flying Tigers and Street Stocks will crown their champions as part of the festivities.