Thunder Road SpeedBowl
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.

50th Annual People's United Bank Milk Bowl
Milk Bowl: Final Chance for ACT Competitors

Grudge Matches Settled at Historic Race

The biggest race of the year, The 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, has become the prime time focus for ACT teams across the region.  51 ACT Championship cars will enter Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, in an attempt to earn the lion’s share of a purse worth over $160,000.

With championship chases behind them, the race will serve as a grudge match for a series of 2012 duels.  2-time Thunder Road Champion David Pembroke will attempt to dethrone rival 2012 King of the Road Nick Sweet, after claiming the pole position in the race through time trials.  Sweet, who dominated the Thunder Road Late Model division on his way to his second title, will start directly behind him in third.

Who Will Win the Thunder Road Triple Crown?
Who Will Win Thunder Road’s Triple Crown?

Drivers Look Ahead to $50,000 Bonus

When 51 ACT Late Model stock cars arrive at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 14th for the 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, an extra incentive will be on their minds: Curley’s $50,000 Challenge.  The challenge, put out by long-time Promoter Tom Curley, is a $50,000 bonus to any driver that can win all three segments of the year-end Milk Bowl.

The task is daunting, but three drivers have already accomplished the feat: Larry Demar in 1967, Dave Dion in 1975, and Robbie Crouch in 1986.  Brian Hoar was one position away in 1998 when he won the first two segments and finished second to his father in the third.  Several others have won two segments but failed to complete the crown.