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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

2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Laperle, Hoar Each Chasing Fourth Milk Bowl Win

 

Two of the most accomplished drivers in Milk Bowl and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model history look to add to their accolades on Sunday, October 11. Three-time Milk Bowl winners Patrick Laperle and Brian Hoar have both entered the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road. Both will look to tie Robbie Crouch’s record of four victories in the event known as “the toughest short-track stock car race in North America.”

 

“Patrick and Brian are really capable of doing it if anyone can,” Crouch said. “I would love to see it.”

 

St-Denis, QC’s Laperle put his stamp on the Milk Bowl from 2005-2008 when he became only the second driver to win three times in a four-year span. Laperle was one of the first to enter this year’s event. In seeking a fourth win, he also looks to erase the sting of failing to qualify in 2014.


2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Intensity of 53rd Milk Bowl Begins with Qualifying Day

 

The 53rd Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 11 is expected to be as challenging as any in the history of the event. The two-day event kicks off with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day on Saturday, October 10, and simply qualifying for the 30-car starting field in the race dubbed “the toughest short-track stock car race in North America” could prove as difficult as winning the Milk Bowl itself.

 

“Qualifying is big as far as I’m concerned,” 2009 Milk Bowl winner John Donahue of Graniteville, VT said. “The faster you go in the time trials, the farther you can start up front. That’s the trick of the thing. If I can start close to the front in the first segment, that changes my strategy for the race.”