Thunder Road & ACT Set Milk Bowl Schedule

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A full Vermont Milk Bowl weekend of racing and activities will conclude with the 57th Milk Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Buzz Fisher photo)
A full Vermont Milk Bowl weekend of racing and activities will conclude with the 57th Milk Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Buzz Fisher photo)

BARRE, Vt. – Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl and the American-Canadian Tour have unveiled the schedule of events for Vermont Milk Bowl weekend.

A full weekend of racing and off-track fun is planned to cap the 60th season at Thunder Road. It all culminates on Sept. 29 with the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank.

Seven racing divisions will be in action during Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend with drivers from across the country expected to attend. While the three-segment Milk Bowl for the Maplewood/Irving Late Models is the main event, the weekend also includes a Pro All Star Series Super Late Model 150 lapper, five different Mini Milk Bowls a Friday night cornhole tournament and much more.

Some of the biggest names in Northeast racing have already committed to the event. Milk Bowl entries have come in from three-time Milk Bowl winner Patrick Laperle, two-time defending Milk Bowl winner Jason Corliss, two-time defending ACT Champion Scott Payea, reigning King of the Road Scott Dragon, and many others.

“The Milk Bowl is Thunder Road’s biggest event, so it’s almost required that Milk Bowl Weekend be our biggest weekend,” Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud said. “We’ve already put a lot into this event to make sure it’s one our drivers, teams, and fans will remember. There’s a lot happening, but we wouldn’t want to close out our 60th season any other way.”

The 57th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend gets underway with an optional Practice Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, PASS Super Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will have an afternoon to dial in their cars for the biggest Thunder Road event of the year.

After the practice day ends, the Junior Champ Karts are holding their season finale with a Mini Milk Bowl on the Kart track. At the same time, Thunder Road will host the inaugural Community College of Vermont Cornhole Tournament presented by 802 Cornhole. Bags will fly in the infield beginning at 6:15 p.m. in an event that benefits Race to Read.

Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day is slated for Saturday, September 28 at 3 p.m. Late Model time trials and 50-lap qualifying races will set the first 22 spots in the 26-car starting field. The Flying Tigers and Street Stocks also have time trials along with segment one of their Mini Milk Bowls. The Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors have a two-segment Mini Milk Bowl on Saturday as well.

Saturday racing concludes with the PASS 150 where the best Super Late Model drivers in the Northeast try to match last year’s instant classic. After the event, there will be a 60th-season fireworks display by Northstar Fireworks followed by live music from local band Rumblecaddy.

Sunday, Sept. 29 is the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Sunday action begins at 12:15 p.m. with the Late Model Last Chance B Feature to decide the final four Milk Bowl starters. This will be followed by the three-segment Milk Bowl, the final segments of the Flying Tiger and Street Stock Mini Milk Bowls, and a two-segment Mini Milk Bowl for the 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars of New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park.