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52nd Milk Bowl on Speed51 TV

Speed 51 TV to Air 52nd Thunder Road Milk Bowl Live PPV

The nations leading short track racing internet supplier, Speed51.com, 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.


Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic

Derrick O’Donnell Crowned 2014 “King of the Road”
Nick Sweet Wins Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200

Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH claimed his second straight Thunder Late Model “King of the Road” title at the conclusion of the 36th annual Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road on Monday, September 1. Second place point man Nick Sweet of Barre did all he could to snatch the title away from O’Donnell by claiming his second career Labor Day Classic victory, but O’Donnell’s seventh consecutive podium finish in second was enough to earn him the title.

The event originally scheduled for Sunday, August 31 was pushed back to Labor Day Monday due to rain. When the feature event finally went green, the defending track champion and point leader took the green flag 18th on the 32 car field, while Sweet started 14th and trailed in the standings by 16 points. At the start of the event, Sweet rocketed to the front of the field and settled in to the third spot by lap 41. O’Donnell patiently worked his way through the field and ran just inside the top ten through the first 140 laps.


Thunder Road Labor Day Classic Postponed

Thunder Road Labor Day Classic Postponed

The Thunder Road Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic scheduled for Sunday, August 31 has been postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Monday, September 1. Qualifying for the event got underway and the first three Late Model heats were completed before the rain came and postponed the remainder of the event. A total of 33 Late Models were on hand looking for one of the 30 starting spots in the 36th running of the event.

The Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic is the final event in deciding the 2014 “King of the Road” Late Model Championship. Defending Thunder Road Champion Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH came into the event with a 22 point lead over two-time “King of the Road” Nick Sweet of Barre. Sweet unofficially gained six points over O’Donnell in the heats that were completed cutting the lead to just 16.

The remainder of the stock car racing program has been rescheduled for Monday, September 1 with the fourth and final Late Model heat set to roll out at 1:30pm. The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will also be in action. The pits will open at 11:30pm and the front gate will open at 12noon.