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50th Milk Bowl Post Poned

50th Milk Bowl Postponed

A powerful rainstorm swept through the region on Sunday, September 30th and forced the postponement of the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl.  The season-ending event, which has posted record awards of over $160,000 will run on Sunday, October 14th with a post time of 1:00pm.

Two-time Thunder Road Champion David Pembroke will try to take a crack at the $50,000 bonus for winning all three segments from the Booth Brother’s Pole Position that he earned through time trials on Saturday.  2011 Milk Bowl Champion Brian Hoar will duel him from the outside of the front row, followed by 2012 King of the Road Nick Sweet, Maine star Austin Theriault, and multi-time Thunder Road Champion Cris Michaud.  Barre’s own Cody Blake will roll off sixth, North Haverhill, NH’s Travis Fadden seventh, and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Trampas Demers, and Brooks Clark will round out the top ten.

Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day

Dave Pembroke Claims 50th Milk Bowl Pole
Therrien and Hodgdon Claim Tiger and Street Segment Wins

Two-time Thunder Road Late Model Champion Dave Pembroke of Middlesex, VT claimed the Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award and will lead the 30 car field to green in the 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road. Pembroke set the fast time of 12.956 during Saturday’s (Sept. 29) qualifying to just edge out three-time Milk Bowl Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT.

2012 Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet of Barre, VT, Fort Kent, ME’s Austin Theriault and three-time Thunder Road Champion Cris Michaud won the three Triple 50 qualifiers and will complete the top five in the starting line-up for segment #1. Cody Blake, Travis Fadden, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Trampas Demers and Brooks Clark will start in the top ten.

50th Milk Bowl

Late Model Teams Prepare for 50th Milk Bowl

Over 30 American Canadian Tour Late Model teams took advantage of a Late Model only practice session at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT on Friday, September 28. Competitors dodged the rain drops to get in valuable laps in preparation for Saturday’s (Sept. 29) Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying day for the 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday (Sept. 30).

East Montpelier, VT’s Cris Michaud, the 2004 Milk Bowl Champion, set the fast time of the day with a 13.093. Also near the top of the speed charts were current ACT point leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH, Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, ME, St. Johnsbury, VT’s Stacy Cahoon, and two-time Milk Bowl Champion Phil Scott of Berlin, VT.