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50th Milk Bowl Ready for Sunday

50th Milk Bowl Ready for Sunday

After two attempts at the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, racers and fans have received word of a good forecast for this Sunday, October 28th to run the $160,000 event.  With championship titles across the region completed, American Canadian Tour Late Models will take the gloves off one last time in 2012.

Two-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke will take another shot at starting from the pole, with 8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar as his dancing partner in second.  2012 King of the Road Nick Sweet will take his shot at the 50th Milk Bowl from the third starting position, followed by Fort Kent, ME’s Austin Theriault and multi-time Thunder Road Champion Cris Michaud.  The odds favor the top five to have the best shot at long-time Promoter Tom Curley’s Challenge: $50,000 to anyone who can win all three segments.  When the first 50-lap segment ends, only one driver will have a shot at the feat, with two 75-lap features left to get the job done.

50th Annual People's United Bank Milk Bowl
Rain Date Announced for 50th Milk Bowl

A third attempt at the $160,000 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl will be run at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 28th with a post time of 1pm.  The three-segment race has qualified 30 cars, of the 51 who attempted, for what is considered the “Toughest Short Track Race in America.” 

Long-time Promoter Tom Curley was careful in choosing the day for the biggest race in Vermont’s history, as many of ACT’s leading drivers will participate in Lee USA Speedway’s OctoberFest event this coming weekend.  “We certainly do not want to conflict with one of the best facilities on our Tour, so we chose to run on Sunday, October 28,” said Curley.

Postponed: 50th People's United Bank Milk Bowl

50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Postponed
Reschedule Date TBA

The 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT has been postponed due to the forecast of heavy rains. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. That date will be announced next week on the American Canadian Tour ( and Thunder Road ( websites.

The 50th Milk Bowl was originally scheduled for the last weekend in September (29th/30th). Qualifying was completed on the 29th with former Milk Bowl Champions Dave Pembroke and Brian Hoar claiming the front row starting spots. The 30 car field was set after 51 cars attempted to qualify.

Check back at or next week for an update on the rescheduling of the 50th People’s United Bank MIlk Bowl.