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Larry Demar

Thunder Road Legend Demar Dies after Battle with Cancer


Thunder Road legend Larry Demar died Thursday, November 12 overnight at his home after a battle with cancer. The Hardwick native made his name at Barre’s Thunder Road as well as its sister track Catamount Stadium in the formative years of both speedways, which included becoming the first driver ever to win all three segments of the Vermont Milk Bowl.


Demar rose to stardom in the early years of the famed Flying Tiger division. He earned the “King of the Road” titles in 1966 and 1967, capping the two-year run by winning the Milk Bowl in 1967. He remains one of only three drivers to sweep the three-segment event in its 53-year history. In addition, he won the Labor Day Classic both years and was the 1966 Memorial Day Classic Champion.

2015 Milk Bowl

Billado Disqualified from Tiger Sportsman Mini Milk Bowl


American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road officials have announced the disqualification of Mike Billado from the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Mini Milk Bowl held as part of the 53rd Milk Bowl on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.


Billado finished third overall in the two-segment Tiger Sportsman event but was found to have illegally altered tires during post-race technical inspection. Tires from the top-five finishers were impounded following the event and sent to American Racer headquarters for evaluation.

2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Street Stock Milk Bowl Results Now Official


American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the completion of technical inspection for the Allen Lumber Street Stocks following the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl.


Following the Street Stock Mini Milk Bowl, officials impounded the vehicle of winner Ben Belanger. The car was subjected to a complete teardown in the week after the event.


Belanger’s car was found to be stock. The results for the event are now official. However, ACT officials may eliminate this choice for an accepted vehicle moving forward.