0: The number of segments Jason Corliss won in 2017 on his way to winning the overall Milk Bowl title. His finishes of fourth, fifth and fourth led him into a tie with Trampas Demers.  The tiebreaker was the best finish in the last segment which went to Corliss.

 

3: Nick Sweet is a three-time winner at the Milk Bowl.

 

4: Robbie Crouch is the only four-time winner of the Milk Bowl.  He won the race in 1983, 1986, 1988 and 1990.

 

12: Dave Dion holds the record with the most segment wins at the Milk Bowl with 12.  Dion won the pole and all three segments in 1975 in one of the most dominating races in Milk Bowl history.

 

12: Bobby Dragon holds the record for most top-five finishes in the Milk Bowl. He had 12 in his 20 starts.  In all of his years, he only took the win once in the race back in 1972.  He also finished second in the race five times in the past.

 

12.236: For the sixth time in Milk Bowl qualifying the pole speed was in the 12-second bracket.  This past year though was the Milk Bowl track record. Marcel Gravel ran a lap at 12.236 to best the laps run in the 90’s.

 

50: The race is three 50-lap segments for the Late Models and the driver with the lowest total finish will be the one who kisses the cow at the end of the day.

 

51: All three days of the 56th Annual Milk Bowl will be streamed live on Speed51.com.

 

56: This is the 56th running of the Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Speedbowl.

 

2004: The last time the track champion won the Milk Bowl. Cris Michaud was the winner that day in which he never won a segment or led a lap after coming form 16th.

 

On the Pole: Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. sat on the pole for the fifth time in his career in 2016.  Joey Pole as he’s known, won the second segment and was the overall winner in 2010.

 

Dragon Who?  Last year Scott Dragon won the final segment to become the fourth different Dragon to win a segment at the Milk Bowl. All the other three have won the race overall.

 

King of the Road? Scott Dragon won the track championship this year at Thunder Road.  Dragon did it with consistency by logging top 10 finishes in 13 of the 14 races.

 

Double Double? Bobby Therrien, Nick Sweet, Jason Corliss, and Joey Pole are all seeking a weekend sweep at Thunder Road on the high banks.  They are all scheduled to run the PASS race on Friday night.

 

Milk Bowl Winners

2017 Jason Corliss

2016 Nick Sweet

2015 Nick Sweet

2014 Eddie MacDonald

2013 Nick Sweet

2012 Dave Pembroke

2011 Brian Hoar

2010 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

2009 John Donahue

2008 Patrick Laperle

2007 Patrick Laperle

2006 Bret Dragon

2005 Patrick Laperle

2004 Cris Michaud

2003 Eric Williams

2002 Dave Pembroke

2001 Dwayne Lanphear

2000Phil Scott

1999 Brian Hoar

1998 Brian Hoar

1997 Phil Scott

1996 Jean-Paul Cyr

1995 Dave Whitlock

1994 Dave Whitlock

1993 Kevin Lepage

1992 Randy McDonald

1991 Dan Beede

1990 Robbie Crouch

1989 Kevin Lepage

1988 Robbie Crouch

1987 Jean-Paul Cabana

1986 Robbie Crouch

1985 Kevin Lepage

1984 Randy LaJoie

1983 Robbie Crouch

1982 Dick McCabe

1981 none

1980 Hector Leclair

1979 Stub Fadden

1978 Beaver Dragon

1977 Butch Lindley

1976 Ron Barcomb

1975 Dave Dion

1974 Bill Dennis

1973 Jean-Paul Cabana

1972 Bobby Dragon

1971 Dan Bridges

1970 Stub Fadden

1969 John Gammell

1968 Russ Ingerson

1967 Lary Demar

1966 Russ Ingerson

1965 Russ Ingerson

1964 Harold Hanaford

1963 Lee Ingerson

1962 Harold Hanaford

 

-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent

-Photo Credit: Speed51.com

By the Numbers: Breaking Down the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl