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2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Sweet Makes Thrilling Final Charge for Second Milk Bowl Win

 

Local hero Nick Sweet added to his growing legend on Sunday, October 11, slicing through the field in the final laps to win the final segment and capture his second career Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl win in the 2015 Thunder Road season finale.

 

The multi-time Thunder Road Late Model Champion entered the final segment trailing rival and three-time defending “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell by five points in the overall tally and was running seventh to O’Donnell’s eleventh when the first of three caution flags flew on lap 37 of the 50-lap segment. Seeing the Milk Bowl within his grasp, Sweet seized the moment, needing just seven more laps to charge to the lead.


2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

O’Donnell, Sweet on Front Row for 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

 

Thunder Road rivals Derrick O’Donnell of N. Haverhill, NH and Barre’s Nick Sweet will lead the field to the green flag in Segment 1 of the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 11.

 

Three-time defending “King of the Road” O’Donnell topped a field of 47 challengers in Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Time Trials with a fast lap of 13.229 seconds to take the pole. 2013 Milk Bowl Champion Sweet was right on his heels with a lap of 13.249 seconds and will start outside the front row.


2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

53rd Milk Bowl Welcomes All Challengers

 

The 53rd Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 11 will once again present the toughest challenge of the season for American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model teams. Drivers from throughout the Northeast United States and Canada will converge at the ¼-mile speedway this weekend vying for the $10,000 guaranteed top prize in the Thunder Road season finale.

 

The Milk Bowl historically attracts a “melting pot” of Late Model competitors. This year one of the most diverse fields in recent memory will take on the unique three-segment event, including former winners and track champions from around the region