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Miss Kitty to Preside as Thunder Road’s Miss Milk Bowl 2008

Harvest Hills Miss Kitty, a lovely seven year-old registered Ayrshire dairy cow, has been named “Miss Milk Bowl 2008” and will hold court at the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl stock car race at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road.  A beauty pageant was staged at Harvest Hills Farms in Berlin, VT, and according to Annie Burke of Harvest Hills, Miss Kitty won the title – her first – going away.

One lucky race driver will have the dubious honor of bussing bossy as the winner of the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl.  As has been tradition since the first Milk Bowl in 1962, the winner of the three-segment, cumulatively scored race paying a total of more than $60,000, will plant a kiss on the trophy queen immediately following the victory.

Governor James Douglas (R-Vt.) and Senator Phil Scott (R-Washington County), a two-time Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl winner, were on hand for Miss Kitty’s coronation on Thursday as Miss Milk Bowl 2008.

“She seems like a nice gal,” said Scott.  “I’d like to see her again in victory lane next week.”

“It’s important to point out that, like a gentleman, Senator Scott didn’t kiss her on the first date,” added Governor Douglas.

Chittenden Bank and Thunder Road Present “Rookie Ride” at Milk Bowl

Chittenden Bank of Vermont and Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl are offering young stock car racing fans the chance to be a part of the pre-race festivities at the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 28.  One lucky child age 6-12 will be selected from each of 15 participating Chittenden Bank locations to go on the “Rookie Ride” with drivers from the American-Canadian Tour Championship Late Model series on the Thunder Road highbanks at the Milk Bowl.

Each winner will take a lap of honor around Thunder Road with qualifiers for the Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl, including the winner of the $1,000 Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award.  Children ages 6-12 may enter as many times as desired for a chance to win at the following locations: Two Burlington Square in Burlington, North Avenue in Burlington, Shaw’s Supermarket in Colchester, Malletts Bay, Barre, Montpelier, Waterbury, West Street in Rutland, Woodstock Avenue in Rutland, Shelburne Road in South Burlington, Five Corners in Essex Junction, Randolph, Newport, Tafts Corner in Williston, and Milton.  Each winner will also be given two Adult passes for Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, or any two adults of their choice.

Joey Pole Aiming at Third-Straight Milk Bowl Pole Award

Teenage stock car racing sensation Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. is aiming for his third consecutive Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Saturday, Sept. 27 to kick off the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl weekend.  The Hudson, NH driver lived up to his nickname in each of the last two seasons during Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Time Trials, posting the fastest single-lap speed to earn the pole position starting spot for Segment 1 of the Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl.  His 2006 lap of 12.935 seconds around Thunder Road’s high-banked 1/4-mile oval stands as the Track Record for the American-Canadian Tour Late Model division.

“There are only two guys that have won three-straight poles at the Milk Bowl: Dave Dion, who’s from my hometown and was always a hero of mine, and Brian Hoar, who actually won four straight.  I’d love to join that list with them,” said Polewarczyk.  “I’d also love to join them as a Milk Bowl winner, but first things first.”

Polewarczyk took ACT Late Model Tour victories at Lee USA (NH) Speedway in April and Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway in June, and made his NASCAR super-speedway debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH last weekend, finishing sixth.  He currently sits seventh in ACT championship standings.