One of the nation's most unique motorsports events will be returning to Speed51.com this autumn. With the beautiful Vermont foliage serving as the backdrop, the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend at Thunder Road International Speedbowl will be streamed live via a pay-per-view broadcast.
A live broadcast will be offered for both days of racing at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” beginning on Saturday, September 28 with Milk Bowl qualifying and a 150-lap race for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models. The action continues on Sunday, September 29 with the 57th Vermont Milk for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models. Speed51 will bring you all of the racing action beginning Saturday with Milk Bowl qualifying and ending Sunday with the traditional kissing of the cow in Victory Lane.
"There's no other event in America like the Milk Bowl," said Brandon Paul, Speed51 Editor. "From start to finish, the Milk Bowl offers short track racing fans an experience unlike anything else in the country. It begins with the sound of bagpipes during pre-race ceremonies, continues with the unique race format that forces drivers to be up on the wheel at all times, and it ends with everyone's favorite part: the kissing of the cow in Victory Lane. While there's nothing better than being in Barre, Vermont during the Milk Bowl Weekend, we're happy to partner with Thunder Road to offer an alternative for race fans unable to attend."
A revamped schedule for this year's Milk Bowl will pack all of the exciting racing action into two days.
Speed51.com will begin bringing the action to a worldwide audience Saturday afternoon with the all-important Milk Bowl time trials. That will lead into a night full of racing that includes two Milk Bowl qualifying races, the PASS North 150, a Mini Milk Bowl for the Road Warriors and Mini Milk Bowl segments for the Flying Tigers and Street Stocks.
All of this leads into one of the most exciting and toughest short track races in the country, the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl on Sunday, September 29. Many of the best drivers from the Northeast, Canada and beyond will be in competition for three action-packed segments with the goal of kissing the cow and capturing a $10,000+ check at the end of the day.
All three 50-lap segments for the Late Models, as well as the Late Model last chance race will be streamed live on Speed51.com. The second segments for the Flying Tigers and Street Stocks, as well as both Dwarf Car segments will also be featured on the Sunday broadcast.
This year's Milk Bowl is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory with a stout field of drivers already throwing their hat into the ring. One of those drivers is national Late Model star Bubba Pollard, who will be making his ACT and Thunder Road debut. He'll be hoping to take down local favorites such as two-time defending winner Jason Corliss, as well as former Milk Bowl winners Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and Patrick Laperle.
Individual pay-per-view tickets will be available for both days of racing; however, two-day tickets to watch all of the action can be purchased at a discounted price of $44.99 (a savings of $5) by clicking here.
Live video tickets to watch Saturday's PASS North 150 and Milk Bowl qualifying are available for $19.99 by clicking here.
Video tickets for Sunday’s 57th Vermont Milk Bowl can be purchased separately for $29.99 by clicking here.
-Text by Speed51 Staff
-Photo credit: Speed51.com / Melissa Strahley