Thunder Road SpeedBowl
49th Annual People's United Bank Milk Bowl

Brian Hoar Claims 49th Annual People’s United Bank Win

O’Donnell, Adams and Woodard Lock Up Thunder Road Championships

 

Eight-time ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT claimed his third career People’s United Bank Milk Bowl win at Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday, October 9. Hoar claimed the 49th running of the Milk Bowl by winning two segments, while holding off a hard charging Nick Sweet over the final 15 laps of the third and final segment. Hoar and his Rick Paya Motorsports team will cash a check of over $10,000 including lap money.

Hoar claimed the Booth Bros./H.P. Hood pole award, setting the fast time in time trials. He cruised to an easy first segment win while leading all 50 laps. Sweet was on his back bumper to take second. The two then worked their way through the field during the 75-lap second segment with Hoar taking twelfth and Sweet in tenth.

The two trailed Scott Payea going into the third segment of 75 laps. Payea held the lead with ten points (4th and 6th), while Sweet had twelve points and Hoar had thirteen.

Sweet, the 2010 Thunder Road “King of the Road,” followed Hoar through the field during the third and final segment including a three wide move to stick to Hoar’s rear bumper. The duo took the first and second spots with under fifteen laps remaining to setup the final duel.  Sweet made a charge on the outside, but didn’t have enough to get by. The pair both finished with a combined 14 points with Hoar winning the tie breaker with a better third segment finish.



Payea worked his way up to a twelfth place finish in the third segment to take third overall with 22 points. Lt. Governor Phil Scott (23 pts.) and Jean-Paul Cyr (24 pts.) completed the top five. 2011 “King of the Road” Dave Pembroke (24pts.) took sixth followed by 2010 Milk Bowl Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (25 pts.) in seventh. Mike Bailey claimed the second segment win for eighth with 33 points. Austin Theriault (36 pts.) and Craig Bushey (40 points) rounded out the top ten.

Derrick O’Donnell of Bradford, VT picked up his third win of the season and took the 2011 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Championship. O’Donnell out ran Jason Allen, Shawn Fleury, Eric Badore and Jason Corliss to cap off his championship season. Brendan Moodie, Mike Ziter, Alex Ferno, Kyle Pembroke and Christopher Pelkey completed the top ten.

Hardwick, VT’s Greg Adams, Jr. claimed the Allen Lumber Street Stock Championship by just three points after finishing sixth in the final feature. Troy Kingsbury claimed the feature win with Thomas Placey in second. Nick Pilotte took third, which was just three points behind Adams in the title hunt. Keith Fortier and Kyle Streeter completed the top five.

Jason Woodard of Waterbury, VT capped off his Junkyard Warrior championship with his ninth win of the season. Tommy Elwood and Brock Parrott completed the podium.

The 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl was the final event of the 52nd Thunder Road International Speedbowl season.

49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Unofficial Results
Thunder Road International Speedbowl
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pos. (Car#) Driver, Hometown, Seg. 1, Seg. 2, Seg. 3, Overall
1. (37vt) Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, 1, 12, 1, 14

2. (88vt) Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, 2, 10, 2, 14

3. (89vt) Scott Payea, Milton, VT, 4, 6, 12, 22

4. (14vt) Phil Scott, Berlin, VT, 12, 3, 8, 23

5. (32vt) Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, 7, 8, 9, 24

6. (44vt) Dave Pembroke, Middlesex, VT, 3, 11, 10, 24

7. (97nh) Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH, 5, 14, 6, 25

8. (00vt) Mike Bailey, South Barre, VT, 14, 1, 18, 33

9. (57me) Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME, 9, 20, 7, 36

10. (05vt) Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT, 16, 2, 22, 40

11. (99vt) Cody Blake, Barre, VT, 6, 22, 13, 41

12. (42vt) Matt White, Northfield, VT, 23, 4, 15, 42

13. (81vt) Grant Folsom, Waitsfield, VT, 8, 13, 21, 42

14. (55vt) Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, 10, 9, 25, 44

15. (51me) Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., ME, 19, 21, 5, 45

16. (02nh) Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, 28, 18, 3, 49

17. (26vt) John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, 29, 16, 4, 49

18. (7me) Glen Luce, Turner, ME, 25, 15, 11, 51

19. (22vt) Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT, 18, 5, 28, 51

20. (10nh) Ben Rowe, Turner, ME, 15, 23, 14, 52

21. (41vt) Jamie Aube, N. Ferrisburgh, VT, 22, 7, 26, 55

22. (4on) Jonathan Urlin, London, ON, 21, 19, 16, 56

23. (6vt) Cris Michaud, E. Montpelier, VT, 11, 26, 19, 56

24. (40vt) Eric Chase, Milton, VT, 20, 17, 23, 60

25. (25vt) Dave Whitcomb, Essex Jct., VT, 13, 28, 27, 68

26. (68vt) Brooks Clark, Fayston, VT, 30, 24, 17, 71

27. (85vt) Trampas Demers, S. Burlington, VT, 17, 25, 31, 73

28. (16nh) Travis Fadden, N. Haverhill, NH, 27, 29, 20, 76

29. (16vt) Joey Becker, Jeffersonville, VT, 26, 27, 24, 77

30. (78nh) Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH, 24, 30, 31, 85

 

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Unofficial Top Ten

Pos. (Car#) Driver, Hometown

1. (68) Derrick O’Donnell, Bradford, VT

2. (29) Jason Allen, Barre, VT

3. (31) Shawn Fleury, Middlesex, VT

4. (04) Eric Badore, Milton, VT

5. (61) Jason Corliss, Danville, VT

6. (94) Brendan Moodie, Wolcott, VT

7. (26) Mike Ziter, Williamstown, VT

8. (33) Alex Ferno, E. Montpelier, VT

9. (27) #Kyle Pembroke, Montpelier, VT

10. (64) Christopher Pelkey, S. Barre, VT

Allen Lumber Street Stocks Unofficial Top Ten

Pos. (Car#) Driver, Hometown

1. (39) Troy Kingsbury, Waitsfield, VT

2. (33) Thomas Placey, Bradford, VT

3. (11) Nick Pilotte, Jefferson, NH

4. (35) Keith Fortier, Hinesburg, VT

5. (37) Kyle Streeter, Waitsfield, VT

6. (38) Greg Adams, Jr., Hardwick, VT

7. (4) Ken Christman, Cabot, VT

8. (03) Jason Kenison, Groveton, NH

9. (10) Alan Maynard, Fairfax, VT

10. (43) Jamie Davis, Wolcott, VT

 

Junkyard Warriors Unofficial Top Three

Pos. (Car #) Driver, Hometown

1. (68) Jason Woodard, Waterbury, VT

2. (88) Tommy Elwood, Morrisville, VT

3. (23) Brock Parrott, Williamstown, VT