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Barre, VT — The Maine-based Pro All Stars Series (PASS) returns to Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road for their tenth turn ‘round the historic high banks this Friday, September 30th. The four division Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Milk Bowl Friday features the return of the PASS Super Late Models, the New England Supermodified Series (NESS), the Kennebec Equipment PASS Modifieds and the White Mountain Motorsports Park Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models will also make the trip to Central Vermont for their own $1,000 to win, 50 lap main event!
All of the top Super Late Model teams in the Northeast will be making the trip to Vermont, many of which have tasted success at the iconic quarter mile in the past. Leading the fray is current PASS North point leader and former Milk Bowl polesitter Ryan Kuhn joined by former Vermont Milk Bowl champion Eddie MacDonald as the two battle for the season-long championship. Also making the trek is 2022 Labor Day Classic champion and current American-Canadian Tour point leader D.J. Shaw, former King of the Road track champion Bobby Therrien and defending Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Milk Bowl Friday winner Trevor Sanborn.
While still searching for Super Late Model success at The Road, a young pair of Oxford Plains Speedway champions are seeking glory in Vermont. While Max Cookson dominated in 2021 to take the PASS Modified win, Gabe Brown is looking to increase his career best 5th-place finish at the tricky quarter mile. New England standout Jimmy Renfrew Jr., young Kate Re, Joe Pastore and former Oxford 250 winner Jeremie Whorff are also among the Super Late Model entries.
Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Milk Bowl Friday will serve as the penultimate event for the Kennebec Equipment Rentals PASS Modifieds. Windham, Maine’s Garrett Lamb currently holds a 42-point lead over Auburn’s Brandon Varney as the Mods come down to the end. Thunder Road could throw a curveball into all their plans before the PASS Modifieds head home to Oxford Plains Speedway on October 15th to crown their 2022 champion.
The New England Supermodified Series (NESS) returns to the track that started it all after their inaugural race was held at the Barre Speedbowl in June. Manchester, Connecticut’s Rob Summers currently holds a slim 11-point advantage over Pelham, New Hampshire’s Russ Wood. Following their lightning-fast feature on Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Milk Bowl Friday, NESS joins in on the 60th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Budweiser at Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 8th before crowning their champion at Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl alongside PASS and ACT on Saturday, October 29th.
The first of three White Mountain Motorsports Park divisions invades their sister track on Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Milk Bowl Friday as the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models take on Thunder Road for their $1,000 to win 50 lap special. All the top Mini Late Model drivers including 2022 Champion Nick Anderson, Kenny Marrier, Desmond Skillings, Matt LeBlanc and more are expected to join in on the fun in search of Milk Bowl glory.
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-Ckarts 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 and pricing 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, [email protected], or visit www.thunderroadvt.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.