Entries and Lap Money Flood in for Huge 60th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank

Michael Jaworecki
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Barre, VT — We are just one away from the 60th edition of the ‘Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America,’ Thunder Road’s famed Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Early entry forms have been flowing into the Barre, Vermont office in preparation for the $103,000 spectacular that kicks off on Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Milk Bowl Friday, September 30th with the Pro All Stars Series invasion, continuing with Booth Bros./Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day on Saturday, October 1st and wrapping up with the Milk Bowl itself on Sunday, October 2nd.  

Several top American-Canadian Tour teams have thrown their hat into the ring in search of the $12,000 first place prize. The 60th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank will feature at least four leading American-Canadian Tour teams as they look to retain their 100% participation status. ACT point leader and Labor Day Classic champion D.J. Shaw spearheads the touring stars that include top Touring Rookie Alexendre ‘Fireball’ Tardif and New Hampshire drivers Cody LeBlanc and Erick Sands. All four have improved their programs for the Barre high banks after each event, expect them to be red hot and rolling on Milk Bowl weekend. While not running for Tour points in 2022, former 2019 ACT champion and 2018 Milk Bowl Fast Qualifier Jimmy Hebert will also be in attendance as New Hampshire part-timers Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. and Shawn Swallow. 

The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model regulars are also far from lacking in the talent department, each look to join the granite monument and take their place in the 63-year history of Thunder Road. Leading the charge are former Milk Bowl champions Bobby Therrien and Jason Corliss, the first two entries through the Thunder Road office. Therrien is looking to kiss the cow for a second time while Corliss is looking to join the elite pair for four-time winners Robbie Crouch and Nick Sweet. St-Denis, Quebec’s, and recent Fall Foliage 200 winner, Patrick Laperle is joining Corliss in his pursuit of the illusive 4th win. 

Also leading the locals is the 2022 King of the Road, Graniteville’s Christopher Pelkey. After coming close one year ago, Pelkey earned his first illustrious Thunder Road track championship and looks to cap off his season with the win the 60th edition of this nationally recognized event. Pelkey’s main 2022 rivals, Scott Dragon and Kyle Pembroke have also cast their name into the Milk Bowl hat along with fellow Thursday night regulars Stephen Donahue, Brandon Lanphear, Cooper Bouchard, Scott Coburn and Matt Smith.  

Special surprise entries include the Mitchell Brothers Racing team entries of Derek Ming and White Mountain Motorsports Park hot-shoe Jesse Switser, 2009 Milk Bowl victor John Donahue, and former Vermont Governor’s Cup and Labor Day Classic champion Brooks Clark. Former Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger track champion Brendan Moodie has also submitted his entry along with fellow Flying Tiger standout Jaden Perry, former three-peat King of the Road Derrick O’Donnell, New Yorker Fred LaGoy and Barnet’s Blair Bessett.  

The $50 increase to $100 per lap for the 60th edition of the Vermont Milk Bowl means it’s double down cash on the line each and every lap. A three-way split sees each lap leader earning $50 with second-place runner taking $30 and third-place getting $20 for all 150 laps. Longtime supporters and new friends and fans have spoken for their part in the 60th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank over the last few weeks. Just 12 laps remain for those looking to promote their business, loved ones or simply cheering on their favorite drivers! Deadlines to get your name in the Milk Bowl program are coming soon, sign up today!  

Three-days of New England’s best stock car racing is on tap to celebrate the big $103,000 60th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank starting with Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Friday on September 30th. Friday’s Pro All Stars Series invasion includes the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel PASS Super Late Model 150 plus the New England Supermodified Series, PASS Modifieds and White Mountain Motorsports Park’s Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models joining in with a $1,000 to win, 50 lap main event.  

Saturday, October 1st brings back Booth Bros./Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day with Time Trials and $1,000 to win triple-50 heat races for Late Models, group time trials and Mini Milk Bowl segment one for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks plus Full Mini Milk Bowls for the White Mountain Motorsports Park Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis and Dad’s 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division. Saturday night will feature the Thunder Road Go-Carts on the infield along with band Vinyl Spell and Bonfire in the Turn Three and new VIP Parking Areas.  

Sunday, October 2nd showcases the 60th edition of the famed Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Headlined by the $12,000 to win ‘Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America,’ Sunday’s action also includes the final segment in the career-defining Flying Tiger and Street Stock Mini-Milk Bowls plus the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warrior Mini Milk Bowl. Full schedule for all three days of the 60th Vermont Milk Bowl weekend is now available online at www.thunderroadvt.com/schedule.  

All racing events at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, including the $103,000-purse Northfield Savings Bank Vermont Milk Bowl, will be broadcast live and around the world on FloRacing with a monthly or yearly subscription. For more information about FloRacing, visit www.FloRacing.com or www.FloSports.tv

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT. 

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