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52nd People's United Bank Milk Bowl


The People’s United Bank Milk Bowl is full of ceremony, tradition, and exceptional stock car racing. The fall season in Vermont is the perfect backdrop for one of America’s greatest closing short track events of the race season.

When asked what makes the Milk Bowl so special, Tom Curley, long-time promoter at Thunder Road said, “First, the purse is over ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) to win. Also, for most teams it is the last race of the season. For many, just getting qualified and racing in a Milk Bowl is the goal. It has been billed as ‘the toughest short track race in America’ and for race fans, that has been proven year in and year out.”

The Milk Bowl is run in three 50-lap segments, with 30 of the best Late Model teams in the region. Using one point for each position, in each segment, and then combining the scores for a winner with the lowest point total over the three segments, has been the tradition for 51 years.

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As the leaves begin to change their colors and the crisp Autumn air fills the hills of New England, the anticipation of the 52nd Annual Milk Bowl at Barre, Vermont's Thunder Road International Speedbowl is ramping up.

Adding to the excitement of one of the most historic short track events in New England is the recent announcement of this year's Milk Bowl event, which will be held on October 4 and 5, will air live on a pay-per-view basis via's 51 TV. 

Fans can now purchase access to the live video broadcasts of the all the Milk Bowl racing action on  Milk Bowl race day on Sunday, October 5 can be viewed live for $19.99.  Fans can tune in to the exciting Milk Bowl Qualifying Day events on Saturday, October 4 for $9.99.  To watch both days' action from the "Nation's Site of Excitement," it's just $24.99.

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The nations leading short track racing internet supplier,, owned and operated by NASCAR television broadcaster Bob Dillner from Charlotte, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT to have the 52nd annual Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl broadcast on the 51 TV pay-per-view schedule of events.  The famous event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014.

The unique Milk Bowl, established in 1962, received national recognition from National Speed Sport News, considered the leader in racing journalism, in 2004. The award for the Best Short Track event of the year was voted on by the nations promoters.