Contributed by: ACT Staff
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.”