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Milk Bowl Stats and Facts

Milk Bowl Stats and Facts

Not quite ready to let go of the 2014 Thunder Road and ACT season’s yet? Here are some statistics and facts from the 52 Milk Bowls run to date.

  • Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts became the 35th different Milk Bowl winner.
  • It was also MacDonald’s first career Thunder Road win. It was also his second career top ten finish at Thunder Road and only his second Milk Bowl start.
  • Four of the top five finishers earned their first career Milk Bowl top five. MacDonald (1st), Derrick O’Donnell (2nd), Scott Dragon (4th), and Cody Blake (5th). John Donahue earned his third top five with a 3rd place effort.
  • Scott Dragon with father Bobby Dragon and Cody Blake with father Greg “Burger” Blake became the fourth and fifth pair of father and son drivers to both earn at least one career top five in the Milk Bowl. Mike and Ben Rowe are the only father/son combo to finish in the top five in the same Milk Bowl (2007). The other two pairs are Beaver and Brent Dragon and Joey and Jay Laquerre.

52nd People's United Bank Milk Bowl

Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road
Jason Woodard and Tommy Smith Earn Track Championships

The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

MacDonald qualified with the third fastest time in yesterday’s Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Time Trials. Outside polesitter and 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe suffered mechanical issues at the start of the first segment and MacDonald then got around polesitter Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. to take the first segment win, just ahead of O’Donnell in second and 2009 Milk Bowl Champion John Donahue in third.

52nd People's United Bank Milk Bowl

ACT Champions Take Milk Bowl Front Row

2014 American Canadian Tour Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH claimed his fourth career Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award as he set the fast time of the day with a 13.114 second lap at Barre’s Thunder Road on Saturday, October 11. Starting on the outside pole will be 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC when the first segment of the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl rolls off tomorrow, Sunday, October 12.

The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald qualified to the first segment as the third fastest time in the time trials. 2014 Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell, Cody Blake and seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr each won one of the three Late Model Triple 50 qualifiers following time trial and qualify to positions 4-7 in the first segment.