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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.”


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.