Tickets On Sale For 50th Milk Bowl


BARRE, Vt. – Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl officials have announced rare advance sale tickets are now being sold for the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl that will be held Sept. 29-30.

This will allow fans to get their tickets early by calling the ACT office or picking up tickets at their nearest Northern Vermont Bond Auto Parts store, and also offers a $5 discount for purchasing the two-day ticket before the date.

All eyes are on the Northeast Late Model teams as the biggest stock car race in Vermont’s history approaches. With no championship points at stake, a record $120,000 purse, and the final spot on the face of the Milk Bowl Champion’s granite stone, teams are expected from all over the Northeast and Canadian region. “The Toughest Short Track Race in America” is sure to please, but a 100-lap ‘Reserve’ Milk Bowl offering an American Canadian Tour purse with $3,000 to win will be held for those who do not qualify.

There will also be a Mini-Milk Bowl for Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen with extra money on the line. Undoubtedly the biggest racing event ever to occur in Vermont, Thunder Road has special events planned for the whole weekend.

The 50th Milk Bowl will leave no detail behind; a champion dinner, tent dances, bonfires, fireworks, and more will all be part of the celebration. A band, drill team, and bagpipes will all be on hand to celebrate 50 great years of Milk Bowls. The race will be a whole-weekend experience.

“This certainly will be the biggest sporting event in the long history of Thunder Road,” said longtime Promoter Tom Curley. “50 years is a remarkable accomplishment, and we’re going to make this memorable for both fans and race teams.”

Two-day adult tickets sold at the gate will be $35 for the weekend, but an advance sale ticket will be sold for $30. Advance sale tickets can be bought through the Thunder Road office by calling 802-244-6963, or at Bond Locations in Barre (two locations), Montpelier, South Barre, Essex, Burlington, Bethel, Lebanon, Hardwick, Morrisville, or Rutland.

The 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl will kickoff on the weekend of September 29th and 30th, with qualifying shows on Saturday, and features on Sunday. Post time is 1 p.m. for both days.