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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.”

2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Hebert Files First Entry for 53rd Annual Milk Bowl


Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert has filed the first official entry for the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 11. The 2015 edition of the “toughest short-track stock car race in North America” has more than $60,000 in posted awards with $10,000 guaranteed to the winner of the annual Thunder Road Speedbowl season finale.


The Milk Bowl is one of the most celebrated auto racing events in the United States with its unique race format and tradition. The special event for American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models is run in three 50-lap segments, with the starting grid for the second and third segments set by inverting the finishing order of the previous segment. Drivers receive one point per position, per segment, with the lowest combined finish for all three segments earning the overall win.

2015 Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic

Gray Disqualified from Labor Day Classic


Thunder Road and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the disqualification of Brandon Gray from the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature at the 37th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic held Sunday, September 6.


Gray crossed the finish line first in the 25-lap feature but was found to have illegal engine components during post-race technical inspection. These parts have been confiscated by ACT.