5:39
That concludes the Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage of the 48th Annual Milk Bowl. Be sure to stay logged on to Speed51.com this week for more from this race, including photo galleries on our Speed51.com Facebook Feed page. Good night and thanks for tuning in. 
5:38
1. Joey Pole – 12
2. Brian Hoar – 20
3. John Donahue – 20
4. Brent Dragon – 22
5. Joey Laquerre – 29
6. Patrick Laperle – 30
7. Eric WIlliams – 31
8. Dave Pembroke – 32
9. Jamie Fisher – 34
10. Ben Rowe – 34
11. Phil Scott – 34
12. Glen Luce – 38
13. Brad Leighton – 40
14. Quinny Welch – 41
15. Scott Payea – 41
16. Rich Lowrey – 42
17. Jean Paul Cyr – 44
18. Pete Potvin, III – 47
19. Craig Bushey – 48
20. Austin Theriault – 56
21. Mark Lamberton – 58
22. Brooks Clark – 58
23. Travis Fadden – 60
24. Cris Michaud – 61
25. Matt White – 65
26. Mike Bailey – 73
27. Reno Gervais – 75
28. Grant Folsom – 80
29. Pete Fecteau – 85
30. Randy Potter – 85 
5:33
Results – The Milk Bowl 
5:33
Great news! The results are now available. We will be typing them up and posting them shortly. 
5:33
There is still a long line of traffic exiting the track. If you have any family or friends here today, it might be awhile before they get home. 
5:31
Comment From Joey Doiron 

Congrats Joey Pole a true class act on and off the track 

5:31
We will have some of those this week in a Milk Bowl photo gallery on the Speed51.comFacebook Feed page. 
5:30
Comment From Mike Adams 

We want a picture of Joey kissing the cow! 

5:30
The race results have not been released yet. As you can imagine, there are quite a few calculation to be made. We expect that the full results will be able to be found later this evening at the ACT website. 
5:23
Comment From Shep 

Thanks for the updates and coverage Twisty…must have been a lil more pressure filled with “the Boss” up there.. 

5:18
Comment From Mike D from Dearborn 

Great Job Joey – First On Race Day – AGAIN – with your Blue Oval Ford 

5:18
This race wraps up the 51st season of racing at Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT). 
5:17
Joey Pole joins Dave Dion as Hudson, New Hampshire residents who have won the Milk Bowl. 
5:17
Joe Pole, Sr. – “This season has been unbelievable, I couldn’t ask for anything more.” 
5:16
Comment From Marcy 

Thanks for the great coverage! Its awesome to be able to see whats going on even if you arent at the track! 

5:15
Joey Pole earned over $13,000 for this victory. 
5:15
Comment From Guest 

kids gonna be big 

5:14
Joey Pole is kissing the trophy cow, Miss Daisy Dalton, in victory lane. 
5:14
Comment From RaceMa 

Thanks for the updates, awesome job, as usual!!!! 

5:14
Comment From Bill Henne 

Great job and thank you so much for the coverage!!! 

5:14
Comment From Nate 

Thanks Twisty we enjoyed the coverage! 

5:14
The scorers are hard at work figuring that out and we hope to have it for you before signing off for the day. 
5:13
Comment From Guest 

Any chance of seeing the final order? 

5:13
This is the first victory for a Ford Late Model crate engine in the Milk Bowl. 
5:13
Joey Pole also won the recent ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 
5:13
Joey Pole just got a big hug from ACT head Tom Curley in victory lane. 
5:12
Joey Pole – “I can’t believe it. This has been an amazing few weeks. We’ve been trying for five years to win this race….this is the best crew that anyone could ever have.” 
5:11
The victory lane cow has still now appeared in victory lane. 
5:11
Joey Pole and his team have piled into a track truck and are being paraded in front of the turn three “Bud Hill” area of fans. 
5:11
Joey Pole’s final score is 12. That will give him the victory. 
5:10
Comment From FlexiFlyer 

Thank You! Great Job! 

5:10
Comment From Bill Henne 

Congrats Joey !!!!!!!!! 

5:07
Unofficially, Joey Pole will be the Milk Bowl winner. 
5:07
Jean Paul Cyr has beat Quinny Wlech to win segment three. 
5:07
Just outside the top 10 is Patrick Laperle, Brent Dragon and Cris Michaud. 
5:06
Dave Pembroke is sixth and is followed by Joey Laquerre, Jamie Fisher, John Donahue and Ben Rowe. 
5:06
Jean Paul Cyr still leads Quinney Welch, Glen Luce, Joey Pole and Brian Hoar. 
5:05
Eric Williams has gone down a lap. 
5:05
Austin Theriault has gone down a lap. 
5:04
Jean Paul Cyr has a strong lead still. 
5:04
The black flag is going back out for Craig Bushey. 
5:04
We are now at lap 62. 
5:04
Craig Bushey isn’t being black-flagged any more. We don’t think he is being scored any more either. 
5:03
Joey Pole has passed Brian Hoar for fourth. 
5:03
Craig Bushey continues to be black-flagged, but he is still racing hard with the lead lap cars of Brian Hoar and Joey Pole. Bushey is not on the lead lap. 
5:02
Craig Bushey appears to have been black-flagged. This is likely due to his flapping bodywork. 
5:02
We are now at lap 54. 
5:01
Joey Pole is now up to fifth. 
5:01
Brian Hoar is now up to fourth. 
5:01
Jean Paul Cyr stills leads Quinny Welch and Glen Luce. 
5:00
The leader now has clear racetrack in front of him for awhile. 
5:00
Matt White has been lapped. 
5:00
Pete Potvin, III and Mike Bailey have been lapped. 
4:59
Pete Fecteau has now parked his #75 in the infield. 
4:59
Pete Fecteau has just slid through the infield grass. There will not likely be a caution. 
4:59
We are now at lap 40. 
4:59
Reno Gervais has just been lapped. 
4:58
Patrick Laperle and Brad Leighton have just made contact deep in the field. leighton got sideways as a result and Laperle got by. There could be some payback later on. 
4:57
Craig Bushey has been lapped. The right side bodywork of his #05 is flapping hard in the wind, but is still staying attached somehow to his car. 
4:55
We are now at lap 25. 
4:54
Jean Paul Cyr has pulled away to a strong lead over Quinny Welch, Glen Luce, Cris Michaud and Jamie Fisher. 
4:53
Quinny Welch is now up to second place. 
4:53
We are now at lap 15. 
4:53
Just outside the top ten are Dave Pembroke, Brian Hoar, Mike Bailey, Travis Fadden, Bard Leighton, Rich Lowrey, Joey Pole and Patrick Laperle. 
4:53
Restart – Jean Paul Cyr maintains his lead. 
4:52
Just outside the top five are Brooks Clark, Jamie Fisher, Grant Folsom, Joey Laquerre and Mark Lamberton. 
4:51
Jean Paul Cyr currently leads Glen Luce, Quinny Welch, Pete Fecteau and Cris Michaud. 
4:51
Jean Paul Cyr is now the race leader. 
4:50
The caution is now out at lap 13 for a frontstretch spin by John Donahue. 
4:50
Reno Gervais has gone for a spin with his #12 Late Model. He kept going and there was no caution. 
4:49
It is called Monza style scoring and has been a tradition for the Milk Bowl throughout its history. The same system was also tried in a PASS North race at Oxford several seasons ago. 
4:48
Comment From Jamie 

Interesting calculation of a winner in this race I guess! 

4:48
Jean Paul Cyr has moved into second place. 
4:48
The wind has picked up quite a bit here at Thunder Road, the sky is still blue without any clouds or threat of rain though. 
4:48
Pete Fecteau is in the early lead of segment three. 
4:47
A driver has their three finishes from each segment added up. The lowest score wins the Milk Bowl. 
4:47
Comment From Jamie 

How do these standings work? Is the race finish order not really the race winner? 

4:45
Pace laps for the third and final segment are now underway. 
4:45
Comment From Printers 

Go Pat #91 Go 

4:45
1. Joey Pole – 8
2. Eric Williams and Brent Dragon – 10
4. John Donahue – 12
5. Brian Hoar – 15
6. Phil Scott – 17
7. Patrick Laperle – 19
8. Craig Bushey – 20
9. Pete Potvin, III – 21
10. Scott Payea, Brad Leighton and Joey Laquerre – 22
13. Ben Rowe – 24
14. Jamie Fisher – 25
15. Dave Pembroke – 26
16. Rich Lowery – 27
17. Austin Theriault – 34
18. Glen Luce – 35
19. Quinny Welch – 39
20. Travis Fadden – 40
21. Matt White – 41
22. Brooks Clark – 42
23. Jean Paul Cyr – 43
24. Mark Lamberton – 44
25. Reno Gervais, Mike Bailey and Cris Michaud – 48
28. Randy Potter – 55
29. Pete Fecteau – 56
30. Grant Folsom – 57 
4:41
Here are the current Milk Bowl standings heading into the third and final segment: 
4:40
Thanks for tuning in. The family is going to try and get to the Fryeburg Fair later this week too. 
4:39
Comment From Norm D 

Fryeburg Fair, the last 20 laps @ Kansas, and now Segment three at T-Road – how can you beat it? Thanks for being there Mike! 

4:39
Derrick O’Donnell has beaten Tom Therrien in the 50-lap Tiger Sportsman feature. Tony Rossi has won the Tiger Sportsman championship for the season. 
4:37
Ben Rowe told us that his car was very good in the second segment, when he finished fourth, and that if the car stays that good he thinks that he’ll be able to work his way back through the field in segment three. He told us that it might not be good enough to win, but that a strong finish is a good possibility. 
4:36
Grant Folsom might be starting on the pole for the third segment of the Milk Bowl, but he will be missing most of his nose when he does. There is a fair amount of body damage on his #81 Late Model. 
4:36
Dale Shaw is here today, but he’s not on any official business. He was helping out the #52 Late Model team of Lee USA Speedway (NH) regular Miles Chipman yesterday, but despite picking up six-tenths of a second in practice, Chipman didn’t qualify and headed home early. Shaw, and his son D.J., are now here to watch some of their creations from Dale Shaw Race Cars, compete. 
4:34
Patrick Laperle reports that there is no major damage to his car after it was fixed with duct tape in the last segment, but that his “good” tire for the left front was now used up and that he’d have too much stagger for the final segment. Laperle told us that he expects his car to be too loose. We’re thinking that Laperle with a loose racecar might be fun to watch. 
4:32
Austin Theriault’s #57 car was very battle-scarred after two segments of the Milk Bowl. As it sat on jackstands in the pit area, I asked if he’d be back out for the next segment because it looked so bent. “Oh yeah,” he replied. “This is just cosmetic.” 
4:30
Segment #3 Lineup (Note – this is the reverse of the finishing order for segment two except for Randy Potter, who has left the track):

1. Grant Folsom
2. Pete Fecteau
3. Jean-Paul Cyr
4. Matt White
5. Cris Michaud
6. Glen Luce
7. Mike Bailey
8. Quinny Welch
9. Travis Fadden
10. Brooks Clark
11. Reno Gervais
12. Jamie Fisher
13. Dave Pembroke
14. Joey Laquerre
15. Rich Lowrey
16. Mark Lamberton
17. Brian Hoar
18. Brad Leighton
19. Patrick Laperle
20. Austin Theriault
21. John Donahue
22. Scott Payea
23. Joey Pole
24. Brent Dragon
25. Eric Williams
26. Phil Scott
27. Ben Rowe
28. Craig Bushey
29. Pete Potvin, III 

4:24
Randy Potter has loaded up and left the track. 
4:24
We are back from a quick walk through the pits to check up with a few competitors. We are still awaiting results from the second segment of the Milk Bowl and will share those when they become available. 
4:08
Phil Scott isn’t just good at driving a racecar, he can also toss cow dung pretty good too – Scott threw the furthest so far in the cow chip competition. He missed overshot the target a little bit though. 
4:05
The wind has picked up quite a bit here at Thunder Road. 
4:04
Phil Scott has now appeared at the cow chip contest in his firesuit. 
4:04
Moments after finishing his second segment of the Milk Bowl, Phil Scott is being paged to the infield for the cow chip throwing contest. Scott is running for Lt. Governor of Vermont this November. 
4:02
The cow has been summoned to Thunder Road for the post-race victory lane celebration. The winner of this race every year gets to kiss a real live dairy cow in victory lane. 
4:02
Next up will be a cow chip throwing contest for Vermont political candidates and then a 50-lap Tiger Sportsman race. The final 75-lap third segment of the Milk Bowl will wrap up the day’s racing activities. 
4:00
Ben Rowe finished third and Phil Scott finished fourth. Beyond that, we do not yet have any results. 
4:00
Pete Potvin appears to have won the second segement. He crossed the finish line under Craig Bushey, who bounced off the wall hard at the finish line. 
3:59
White flag. 
3:59
Pete Potvin is under Craig Bushey for the lead. 
3:58
Quinny Welch has now gone a lap down. 
3:57
We are now at lap 67. 
3:57
Mike Bailey has now gone a lap down. 
3:57
Thanks to lapped traffic, Ben Rowe has now closed up on the leaders. 
3:56
Quinny Welch is fighting hard to stay on the lead lap. 
3:56
Glen Luce has gone a lap down. 
3:55
Cris Micaud has gone a lap down. 
3:55
Craig Bushey has taken the lead. 
3:55
Brent Dragon and Scott Payea are side-by-side for fifth. 
3:55
Randy Potter has not come back on the track. 
3:55
Comment From Guest 

do we know whats up with Potter yet? 

3:54
Eric Williams and Austin Theriault are battling for the eighth position. 
3:54
Joey Pole is now up to seventh. 
3:54
Brent Dragon is now up to sixth. 
3:53
We are now at lap 50. 
3:53
Quinney Welch, Glen Luce and Cris Michaud are all in danger of going a lap down soon. 
3:52
Phil Scott is now up to fourth. 
3:52
Scott Payea is now up to fifth. 
3:52
Eric Williams has passed Reno Gervais for tenth. 
3:52
Eric Williams currently runs 11th. 
3:51
Phil Scott is now fifth – ahead of Scott Payea, Austin Theriault, Brent Dragon, Joey Pole and Reno Gervais. 
3:51
Mark Lamberton runs fourth – quite a ways back. 
3:50
Pete Potvin still enjoys a narrow lead on Craig Bushey. It is then over a half straightaway back to Ben Rowe in third. 
3:50
Eric Williams, Joey Pole and Patrick Laperle are just outside the top ten currently. 
3:50
Ben Rowe is now up to third. 
3:50
Brent Dragon has just moved into the top ten. 
3:49
As Patrick Laperle is using the bottom lane to move up, Mike Bailey is using the same lane to fall back. The two have made contact a few times in the past few laps. 
3:49
We are now at lap 31. 
3:48
The top five are now spread out and single file. 
3:47
Ben Rowe is flying. He is now up to fourth. 
3:47
We are now at lap 23. 
3:47
Brent Dragon, Joey Pole and Patrick Laperle are not very far outside the top 10 right now. 
3:47
Patrick Laperle is now passing cars deep in the field. it appears that he is overcoming his damage and can still run strong. 
3:46
Craig Bushey has moved up to second place. 
3:46
Restart – Pete Potvin maintains his lead. 
3:46
False restart. 
3:45
Currently, Pete Potvin leads Mark Lamberton, Mike Bailey, Craig Bushey, Brooks Clark, Reno Gervais, Austin Theriault, Ben Rowe, Jean Paul Cyr and Phil Scott. 
3:44
He was not black-flagged by the flagger, but since he did not come back out, he may have been penalized in the pit area or over the radio. 
3:44
Comment From Guest 

is potter black flagged to? 

3:43
Craig Bushey has nose damage to his #05 Late Model. 
3:43
We are under caution now at lap 17. 
3:43
Mike Bailey, Cris Michaud and Craig Bushey tried to go down the fronstretch three-wide after the restart. It didn’t work. Michaud slid off the track and the caution is out again. 
3:42
Randy Potter has not made it back onto the track before the green flag came out. 
3:41
We are under caution at lap 16 of this 75-lap segment. 
3:40
Yes. 
3:40
Comment From pitstop 

is laperle still on the lead lap 

3:40
Pete Fecteau has been black flagged for his show of displeasure towards Randy Potter. 
3:40
Under caution, Pete Fecteau drove right into the back of Randy Potter hard enough to get Potter’s rear end on top of Fecteau’s nose. 
3:39
Randy Potter and Pete Fecteau has spun again together – this time the incident occurred on the backstretch. 
3:39
Running 16th is Eric Williams – followed by Joey Pole, Quinny Welch, Patrick Laperle, Dave Pembroke, Matt White, Brad Leighton, Brian Hoar, Joey Laquerre and John Donahue. 
3:38
Ben Rowe is 11th and is followed by Rich Lowrey, Phil Scott, Scott Payea and Brent Dragon. 
3:37
Sixth through tenth are currently Brooks Clark, Reno Gervais, Jean Paul Cyr, Austin Theirault and Travis Fadden. 
3:36
Mark Lamberton leads Pete Potvin, Mike Bailey, Cris Michaud and Craig Bushey. 
3:36
The caution is out at lap 16. 
3:36
Glen Luce has spun in turn two. 
3:36
Pete Potvin has moved to second place. 
3:35
We are now at lap 15. 
3:35
Mark Lamberton has shut the door and maintains the lead. 
3:35
Mike Bailey, wounded car and all, is challenging for the lead again. 
3:35
Joey Pole is now starting to advance his position deep in the field. 
3:35
Randy Potter came back onto the track and is still on the lead lap. 
3:34
Mark Lamberton has moved into the lead. 
3:34
Mike Bailey still leads. 
3:34
Restart – Mike Bailey leads into turn one. 
3:34
Mike Bailey’s nose is dragging on one side and pointed up in the air in another place. But he will still restart this race on the pole. 
3:33
We are at lap eight currently. 
3:32
Scott Payea has moved into the top ten. We are still under caution for those latest incidents. 
3:32
Mike Bailey is still being shown as the leader. 
3:31
Mike Bailey has a fair amount of nose damage as well. 
3:31
Randy Potter wrecked deep in the field at the same time as the incident with the leaders. Potter has heavy nose damage. 
3:31
Mike Bailey has spun Grant Folsom out of the lead. 
3:30
Restart – Grant Folsom maintains his lead into turn one. 
3:30
Glen Luce is back out as well, with heavy damage to his roof line and right side bodywork. 
3:30
Randy Potter is also back out. 
3:30
Patrick Laperle is back on the track with the help of a lot of duct tape. 
3:29
Outside the top ten are Jean Paul Cyr, Scott Payea, Travis Fadden, Quinny Welch, Rich Lowrey, Dave Pembroke, Phil Scott, Brad Leighton, Brent Dragon, Jamie Fisher, John Donahue, Eric Williams, Brian Hoar, Joey Pole and Pete Fecteau. 
3:28
Brooks Clark is currently sixth with Cris Michaud, Pete Potvin, Craig Bushey and Ben Rowe behind him in the running order. 
3:27
Grant Folsom now leads over Mike Bailey, Reno Gervais, Mark Lamberton and Austin Theriault. 
3:25
We have also received word that Travis Fadden bounced off the fronstretch wall under green flag conditions a few laps ago. 
3:25
We are at lap seven and under caution. 
3:24
Glen Luce has gotten out of his car after a hard wreck in turn three. 
3:24
Glen Luce sailed off the track in turn three in that incident. 
3:23
Jamie Fisher was also involved, but drove away. 
3:23
Patrick Laperle has heavy nose damage. 
3:23
As the two leaders spun, several others stacked up deep in the field. 
3:23
Randy Potter dove under Pete Fecteau for the lead and those two spun. 
3:23
Six laps in, Joey Pole is still running in the last position. 
3:22
Randy Potter is up to second. 
3:22
Pete Fecteau is now leading. 
3:21
Green flag – Mark Lamberton leads. 
3:21
Yes, Mark Lamberton dropped out of segment one early but starts on the pole for this segment. I’ve seen cars missing body parts start well in segments of the Milk Bowl because of the inversion. 
3:20
Comment From Mainiac 

what happens if a car went down a lap in the 1st segment? is it a clean slate for the 2nd segment? 

3:20
Mark Lamberton and Reno Gervais will share the front row for this 75-lap race. 
3:20
The pace laps for segment two of the Milk Bowl are now underway. 
3:19
Ken Christman won his 12th Junkyard Warrior feature of the season. To nobody’s surprise, he also clinched the 2010 championship in that division as well. 
3:18
Mike MacAskill has won the 2010 Thunder Road Street Stock championship. 
3:17
Sid Sweet just won the Street Stock feature after wrecking at the finish line. 
3:17
Comment From Bill Henne 

You’re doing a great job. Thanks for the coverage. 

3:17
I think it might be a little bit colder up on the hill here though…thanks for following along out at Kansas BD! 
3:16
Comment From Bob Dillner 

56-degrees out today in Barre, VT with a 9mph wind. 

3:08
Chilly…..calm…..large. It was warmer in Maine this weekend Shep! 
3:06
Comment From Shep 

Great job as usual Twisty…Whats the temperature? Wind? Crowd? 

3:06
The red flag came out briefly for a hard wreck in the Street Stock race by Amanda Habel. She is okay and walked away from the wreck. Sid Sweet is currently the race leader at lap 13 of 25. 
3:03
Comment From Nancy Marshall 

Thank you for doing such a great job keeing us updated! 

3:03
We’ve had a few caution periods in the Street Stock/Junkyard Warrior feature and are now at lap nine. It will still be a short wait until Segment Two of the ACT Late Model portion of the Milk Bowl. 
3:01
Milk Bowl Segment One Results:

1. Joey Pole
2. Brian Hoar
3. John Donahue
4. Brent Dragon
5. Eric Williams
6. Joey Laquerre
7. Jamie Fisher
8. Patrick Laperle
9. Dave Pembroke
10. Brad Leighton
11. Glen Luce
12. Richard Lowrey
13. Phil Scott
14. Scott Payea
15. Matt White
16. Jean-Paul Cyr
17. Quinny Welch
18. Craig Bushey
19. Travis Fadden
20. Pete Potvin, III
21. Ben Rowe
22. Brooks Clark
23. Cris Michaud
24. Austin Theriault
25. Mike Bailey
26. Randy Potter
27. Grant Folsom
28. Pete Fecteau
29. Reno Gervais
30. Mark Lamberton 

2:50
Maybe false starts were better for some of the Street Stock/Junkyard Warrior competitors. On the first actual lap of the race, a wreck involving at least five cars took place on the frontstretch. 
2:49
The first two starts of the Street Stock/Junkyard Warrior feature have been waved off. 
2:47
The Street Stocks and Junkyard Warriors are now on the track for a combined feature event. 
2:46
Comment From NH Precision 

Great coverage, thanks!!! 

2:46
We have learned that Patrick Laperle had a slow leak in one of his tires, which led to him dropping deeper into the top ten of the first segment. 
2:45
Not yet. What I have posted was highly unofficial and involved what I could see between typing and jotting notes. If we get a full rundown from the track, I will post it. 
2:45
Comment From FlexiFlyer 

Any chance you have a complete finishing order? 

2:38
Just outside the top ten in that first segment were Glen Luce, Rich Lowrey and Phil Scott. 
2:38
Finishing in positions six through ten in the first segment were Joey Laquerre, Jamie Fisher, Patrick Laperle, Dave Pembroke and Brad Leighton. 
2:37
Joey Pole won this segment over Brian Hoar, John Donahue, Brent Dragon and Eric Williams. 
2:37
At the finish line, several cars deep in the field stacked up with Phil Scott getting run into and sliding up into the dirt in turn one. It doesn’t appear that his car is damaged. 
2:36
Joey Pole has won the first segment. 
2:35
We are now at lap 47. 
2:34
John Donahue is now up to third. Brent Dragon is settling into fourth. 
2:34
Pete Potvin has been lapped. 
2:33
We are now at lap 42 of 50 in segment one. 
2:33
Joey Pole has over a half straightaway lead on Brian Hoar right now. 
2:33
Ben Rowe has gone down a lap. 
2:32
We are now at lap 37. 
2:32
Austin Theriault has gone down a lap. 
2:32
Mike Bailey and Brooks Clark have been lapped. 
2:32
Joey Pole is doing a masterful job of working lapped traffic and is pulling away. 
2:31
Comment From NH Precision 

Spoke to Joey yesterday-said his car was set up perfectly 

2:31
We are now at lap 30. 
2:31
Eric Williams is up to fifth. 
2:31
Randy Potter and Cris Michaud are next in line to be lapped. 
2:31
Randy Potter has gone down a lap. 
2:30
Patrick Laperle has fallen back to seventh. 
2:30
Grant Folsom has gone down one lap. 
2:30
Pete Fecteau has gone down one lap. 
2:29
Reno Gervais has gone down one lap. 
2:29
We are now at lap 22. 
2:29
Race leader Joey Pole is now pulling away. 
2:29
John Donahue is looking under Patrick Laperle for fourth. 
2:28
Brent Dragon has passed Patrick Laperle for third. 
2:28
Joey Pole and Brian Hoar have nearly a full straightaway on third place. 
2:28
We are now working lap 17. 
2:28
Joey Pole has moved into the lead. 
2:28
The starting lineup can be found below. 
2:27
Comment From pitstop 

where did laperle start 

2:27
Quinny Welch has gotten bounced around and lost several positions deeper in the field. 
2:27
We are now at lap 13. 
2:27
The starting lineup can be found below. 
2:26
Brian Hoar leads Joey Pole. Those two are tight and nose-to-tail. There is a sizable gap back to Patrick Laperle in third. 
2:26
Mark Lamberton is off the pace and back to the 30th position. 
2:26
Mark Lamberton has pulled off the track. 
2:25
Laps click off very quick here at Thunder Road when the race stays green. 
2:25
Brent Dragon and Patrick Laperle are side-by-side for second place. 
2:25
We are now at lap five. 
2:25
Patrick Laperle is now in third. 
2:24
Joey Pole has settled in behind Brian Hoar. 
2:24
Brian Hoar retakes the lead and is out front for lap one. 
2:24
Joey Pole leads coming out of turn two. 
2:24
Green flag. 
2:24
The starting grid for the second and third segments is inverted from the finishing order of the previous segment. There will be a lot of passing today for those who place high in the final rundown. 
2:23
Today’s Late Model race is split into three segments. This year, only the first segment is 50 laps. The second and third segments have been lengthened to 75 laps. The total score of each three segments is added up and the driver with the lowest score wins the overall event. 
2:22
Team members are now running from the infield, where they were for pre-race festivities, across the track to the pit area. 
2:21
No practice times were released. 
2:21
Comment From Mainiac 

Any ideas on who was fast in practice this morning? 

2:21
As expected, there are not many empty seats in the lower and upper grandstand areas, on the grassy hill overlooking the fronstretch or “Bud Hill” in turn three. It might be chilly today, but that didn’t seem to keep the fans away. 
2:20
Teams are now lined up in the infield along the fronstretch displaying their battle flags to show support to their drivers and the fans who are here today. 
2:19
The first of several parade laps are being made by the field. Each of the 30 cars in today’s race fired on their own in the infield area where they had been assembled. 
2:17
The drivers have fired their engines. 
2:17
There is already a photo gallery started on the Speed51.com Facebook Feed page from today’s Milk Bowl. We’ll add even more photos in the days to come as more photographers supply us with their work. 
2:16
Comment From Justin Anderson 

I couldn’t make it today and it’s killing me. Can you post any pictures of prerace to make me feel like I was there. 

2:13
The first segment of the Milk Bowl will be the first event to take place during the features portion of the racing program. 
2:13
The American National anthem has also been played and drivers have been instructed to prepare their cars for competition. 
2:10
The Canadian National anthem is now being played by the Norwich University band. 
2:08
Yes, stay tuned to this page for live Trackside Now updates from the Milk Bowl. Right now, we are still in the middle of driver introductions but the races will start shortly. 
2:07
Comment From Nancy Marshall 

Will Speed 51 be updating us during the Milk Bowl? 

2:07
Here is the starting lineup for this year’s Milk Bowl:

1 37VT Brian Hoar Williston, VT
2 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Hudson, NH
3 91QC Patrick Laperle St-Denis, QC
4 55VT Brent Dragon Milton, VT
5 26VT John Donahue Graniteville, VT
6 15VT Joey Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT
7 7VT Eric Williams Hyde Park, VT
8 44VT Dave Pembroke Montpelier, VT
9 7ME Glen Luce Turner, ME
10 42VT Matt White Northfield, VT
11 05VT Craig Bushey Cambridge, VT
12 18VT Jamie Fisher Shelburne, VT
13 10NH Ben Rowe Turner, ME
14 14VT Phil Scott Montpelier, VT
15 89VT Scott Payea Milton, VT
16 57ME #Austin Theriault Fort Kent, ME
17 78NH Quinny Welch Lancaster, NH
18 41VT Pete Potvin III Graniteville, VT
19 55NH Brad Leighton Center Harbor, NH
20 8VT Richard Lowrey Charlotte, VT
21 16NH Travis Fadden N. Haverhill, NH
22 68VT Brooks Clark Fayston, VT
23 16NY Mark Lamberton Mooers Forks, NY
24 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr Milton, VT
25 00VT Mike Bailey South Barre, VT
26 75VT Pete Fecteau Morrisville, VT
27 6VT Cris Michaud E. Montpelier, VT
28 12VT Reno Gervais Island Pond, VT
29 81VT Grant Folsom Waitsfield, VT
30 02NH Randy Potter Groveton, NH

1:59
Ken Squier, who has a voice familar to racing fans young and old nationwide, is now starting driver introductions for the 48th Annual Milk Bowl. 
1:59
Prior to driver introductions, the competitors in today’s field were assembled on the hill behind the grandstands at Thunder Road and then walked down the aisles of the stands to meet fans before coming out onto the track for their introductions. Track promoters Tom Curley and Ken Squier have always been big on providing a show for the fans and the Milk Bowl is no exception to that rule. 
1:57
Although this race will wrap up the Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) season, there are still a few big Late Model shows in the region in coming weeks. The ACT Late Model season will end next weekend at Waterford Speedbowl (CT), while Late Models will also be part of the October 16th-17th Fall Challenge at Twin State Speedway (NH) and the October 22nd-24th Oktoberfest show at Lee USA Speedway (NH). There is also an outlaw Late Model division that is part of the World Series at Thompson International Speedway (CT) later this month. 
1:52
ACT Rookie of the Year contender Bradley Babb did not enter the Milk Bowl this weekend. This race is not an ACT points event, so missing it will not hurt his RoY campaign. 
1:51
Jamie Fisher is running the same pink #18 paint scheme on his Late Model today that he ran to a third-place finish in the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The pink car is designed to support Breast Cancer awareness. 
1:50
Today’s Milk Bowl is sponsored by People’s United Bank. Ironically, the other big short track event for the ACT-type Late Models each year in New England – the Oxford 250, is also sponsored by a bank. That event in Maine is backed by TD Bank. 
1:48
The band and color guard from nearby Norwich University are now performing as part of the pre-race show. 
1:47
The full field for the 48th Annual Milk Bowl is now lined up in the infield of the speedway as their crews all stand by each entry during pre-race festivities. 
1:24
Pre-race festivities are now underway, so we will take a little bit of a break to fill our notebook a little bit. 
1:24
Also not entering the Milk Bowl this weekend is Thunder Road Late Model regular Dylan Smith, who was featured on the BET Reality television show “Changing Lanes” this season. 
1:23
2010 Thunder Road champion Nick Sweet did not enter this year’s Milk Bowl due to heavy damage that his car suffered during the recent ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 
1:22
Comment From Debbie 

Troy will be missed. He is a walking encyclopedia of ACT racing. 

1:21
Bailey and Michaud have both advanced into the starting field of the Milk Bowl while Cris Michaud will receive the Thunder Road provisional and Randy Potter will receive the ACT provisional. 
1:21
Mike Bailey has won over Pete Fecteau and Cris Michaud. 
1:20
Dead heat coming to the white flag. 
1:20
Mike Bailey leads lap 23 of 25. 
1:20
Side-by-side for the lead between Pete Fecteau and Mike Bailey. 
1:20
Pete Fecteau has nosed ahead to the lead. 
1:20
We are now at lap 20. 
1:19
Mike Bailey is holding on to the lead by keeping his car on the bottom. 
1:19
Pete Fecteau is trying the outside of the leader again. 
1:19
We are now at lap 16. 
1:19
Mike Bailey is back in the lead, this time Pete Fecteau has settled in behind him in second place. 
1:18
Restart – Pete Fecteau has nosed back into the lead. 
1:18
Mike Bailey is now leading again slightly. 
1:17
Alex Labbe has stalled under caution. 
1:16
Mike Bailey and Pete Fecteau are both in transfer positions and as of right now, Cris Michaud would receive the Thunder Road provisional. Randy Potter has already received the ACT provisional. 
1:15
This will be a 25-lap event. We are now at basically the halfway mark. Remember, only the first and second place finishers will advance without a provisional. 
1:14
Jay Laquerre, Dave Farrington, Jerry Lesage and Dave Whitcomb were all involved in this wreck. 
1:14
All four cars involved have driven away. 
1:14
The caution is now out for a fronstretch wreck on lap 12. 
1:13
Daniel Bergeron has slowed on the track. 
1:13
Jamie Aube is working his way through the field. He is now up to the eighth position. Only the top two qualify though. 
1:12
We are now at lap 10. 
1:12
Mike Bailey has gone by on the inside to take the lead. 
1:12
Restart – Pete Fecteau still leads. 
1:10
The caution is out again – also on lap seven. 
1:10
On the lap of the restart, there was a big stack-up deep in the field. Travis Sterns suffered heavy front end damage while Brett Wheeler and Tommy Ricker also attained front end damage to their Late Models. 
1:09
We have just heard that this race is 25 laps in length, but were given a number of 20 earlier. So we’re not sure how many laps are to go. 
1:08
Outside the top five currently are Alex Labbe, Corey Mason, Mike Olsen, Ricky Roberts, Joey Becker, Aaron Fellows, Travis Sterns and Jamie Aube. 
1:07
Grant Folsom has been moved to the fifth position under caution ahead of Alex Labbe. 
1:06
Randy Potter has pulled into the pit area. He is assured a start in the Milk Bowl due to an ACT Tour provisional. 
1:05
Only the top two finishers will advance from the Last Chance Qualifier into the Milk Bowl. 
1:05
Tommy Ricker drove away from this incident while Todd Aldrich will need a wrecker to get off the track. 
1:04
Pete Fecteau is currently leading Mike Bailey, Cris Michaud, Reno Gervais and Alex Labbe. 
1:03
Tommy Ricker has spun on the frontstretch to bring out the caution on lap seven of the LCQ race, Todd Aldrich has also hit the fronstretch wall during the same incident. 
1:03
Pete Fecteau and Mike Bailey are battling for the lead in the LCQ race. 
1:02
This LCQ race is 20 laps in length. 
1:01
Pete Fecteau has led lap one of the LCQ race. 
1:01
Pace laps for the Last Chance race are now underway. 
12:39
We are going to take a break and step away from the keyboard for a bit to get some more stories from the pit area before today’s races start shortly after 1pm ET. 
12:37
Track announcer Troy Germain is working his tenth Milk Bowl today. It will also be his final Milk Bowl – at least for awhile. Germain, who is also the ACT announcer and a part-time broadcaster for occasional MRN Radio NASCAR events, is soon moving to Florida. 
12:35
Two provisionals are available for this event. One is for Thunder Road regulars and the other for ACT Tour regulars. Only drivers who run 100% of the races on the schedule are eligible for the provisional. That means that only Mike Bailey, Cris Michaud, Grant Folsom, Reno Gervais, Joey Becker, Doug Murphy and Dave Whitcomb could get the Thunder Road provisional. The highest finishing one from that group will earn the provisional start. Randy Potter is the only non-qualified ACT regular eligible for that provisional, so it is a safe bet that he’ll be in the show today. 
12:32
Here is the lineup for the Last Chance race for the ACT Late Models. Only the top two finishers will get into the show based on their race finish:

1. 00VT – Mike Bailey
2. 75VT – Pete Fecteau
3. 6VT – Cris Michaud
4. 81VT – Grant Folsom
5. 12VT – Reno Gervais
6. 61NH – Mike Olsen
7. 36QC – Alex Labbe
8. 10ME – Bryan Mason
9. 3VT – Ricky Roberts
10. 16VT – Joey Becker
11. 29NH – Aaron Fellows
12. 39NH – Jamie Aube
13. 28VT – Dwayne Lanphear
14. 74VT – Jerry Lesage
15. 85ME – Travis Sterns
16. 50Vt – Jay Laquerre
17. 4Vt – Doug Murphy
18. 7QC – Donald Bergeron
19. 23ME – Dave Farrington, Jr.
20. 25VT – Dave Whitcomb
21. 0NO – Mike Ordway, Jr.
22. 9QC – Yvon Bedard
23. 6ME – Tommy Ricker
24. 1VT – Brent Wheeler
25. 49NH – Matt Anderson
26. 17NH – Todd Aldrich
27. 5Vt – Marcel Gravel
28. 1NH – Corey Mason
29. 36NH – Tyler Alati
30. 02NH – Randy Potter 

12:26
The racing events start at 1pm ET. 
12:26
Comment From BG in GA 

what time does the race start? 

12:25
No, there is no 51 Radio coverage of the Milk Bowl this year. As Speed 51 Radio grows and we pick up more advertising and marketing partners, we hope to be able to cover more big races like this one. 
12:25
Comment From Guest 

is there any audio coverage of this race? 

12:16
After a little bit of a technical problem, we are back up here for Trackside Now coverage of the Milk Bowl at Thunder Road – thanks to Speed51.com’s Matt “Duke” Kentfield at the 51 headquarters in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. 
12:13
To clarify the procedures a little bit here, the starting grid so far has been determined by a combination of time trials and heat race results. Here’s a passage from an ACT press release to explain things a little bit more in detail:

An impressive 61 ACT Late Models completed time trials. The fast three times, which were Hoar, Polewarczyk and Montreal, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle set the top three spots in the segment 1 line-up of the Milk Bowl. The Triple 50 lap heat races added the top five finishers from each to the starting lineup. Brent Dragon, John Donahue and Joey Laquerre claimed the wins in the Triple 50s. The next six spots were filled in based on the six fastest times that were not qualified yet.

12:13
Yesterday, ACT champion Brian Hoar placed a post on his Facebook page before qualifying that he just wanted “one fast lap” out of the day. Hoar got his wish as he won the pole position for the Milk Bowl with a fast lap of 13.001 seconds.
12:13
Patrick Laperle’s team knows a thing or two about the Milk Bowl as they have won it three times. This morning, they were looking very relaxed and Laperle’s twin brother and crew chief Eric admitted that their car was “pretty good”. For a team as intense as Laperle’s that is a rare thing to hear. Expect the car to be extremely good for today’s race. 
12:13
Jean Paul Cyr’s #32 Late Model today is being sponsored by Rent-A-Wreck. For years, that was also the sponsor on Vermont racing legend Robbie Crouch’s ACT cars. 
12:12
Comment From Norwood Arena Fan 

Have A great day Rich Lowery 8Vt. 

12:12
Next week, the ACT Late Model points season will end at Waterford Speedbowl (CT). The championship is already wrapped up though as Brian Hoar has wrapped up his record-tying seventh ACT Late Model championship based on an incredible season driving the RPM Motorsports #37 Late Model owned by Rick and Michelle Paya. 
12:12
Today’s event is a non-points race for the ACT Late Models.
12:12
Comment From Debbie 

Go 2-lap Tommy Ricker !!!! 

12:11
The ACT Late Models are back on track for their second practice session of the day. We do not have any lap times for the first session, but we can tell you that nobody wrecked or spun. In fact, the only incident so far this morning was when a Street Stock hit the turn four “Widowmaker” wall hard with its right front corner. 
12:11
Ben Rowe told us this morning that his David Avery-owned team struggled yesterday and actually towed their Late Model back to Avery’s race shops on the grounds of White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) last night. They worked hard and “changed everything” according to Rowe to have a good car for today. Rowe actually qualified 13th out of 61 cars, so we can only imagine how much better it could be today.
12:11
Travis Sterns and “Two Lap” Tommy Ricker are both drivers who towed across Northern New England to represent Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) at the Milk Bowl. 
12:10
Comment From Matty sanborn 

I am here and also loving this weather. Wish I was racing though! Lol 

12:10
Regulars from Thunder Road’s own Late Model division along with drivers from White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH), Oxford Plains Speedway (ME), Riverside Speedway (NH), the Canadian ACT Castrol EDGE Series and the ACT Late Model tour all make up the entry list for today’s race.
12:09
ACT Late Model regular Randy Potter is not in his regular black and red #02 today. Instead, he is saving that car for the ACT Late Model season finale at Waterford Speedbowl (CT) next weekend. Potter is instead driving the #02NH Bus and Transit Sales Late Model that is a re-numbered #26 out of Kendall Roberts’ racing stable as a teammate to John Donahue. So far, Potter is not yet in the show.
12:09
As a native New Englander, I love this cool weather. It’s much better than being at the track in the middle of the summer when it is hot and humid in my opinion! 
12:09
Comment From Debbie of Debbie and Phil 

Stay warm Mickey 

12:07
The late Stub Fadden is a person who was very much of part of Thunder Road history. His legacy lives on today as three Fadden Racing entries are being fielded for this race with his grandsons doing the driving. Travis Fadden is driving the #16NH Late Model, with Stub’s famous number on the side. Todd Alrich is driving a light blue #17NH and two-time champion of what is now the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division is driving the #61NH. So far, Fadden is already in the show while Aldrich and Olsen will have to run the Last Chance Qualifying race this afternoon. Fadden and Aldrich both compete regularly in the Late Model division at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH). 
12:07
The Milk Bowl for the ACT Late Models is a race made up of three segments. The finishes of each segment are added up for each driver and the one with the lowest score after those tabulations becomes the race winner. 
12:07
The first 24 starters are locked into the Milk Bowl already from time trials that were held yesterday. Here is how those racers will start in today’s First Segment of the race:

48th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
First 24 Positions
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thunder Road
Pos Car # Driver Hometown
1 37VT Brian Hoar Williston, VT
2 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Hudson, NH
3 91QC Patrick Laperle St-Denis, QC
4 55VT Brent Dragon Milton, VT
5 26VT John Donahue Graniteville, VT
6 15VT Joey Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT
7 7VT Eric Williams Hyde Park, VT
8 44VT Dave Pembroke Montpelier, VT
9 7ME Glen Luce Turner, ME
10 42VT Matt White Northfield, VT
11 05VT Craig Bushey Cambridge, VT
12 18VT Jamie Fisher Shelburne, VT
13 10NH Ben Rowe Turner, ME
14 14VT Phil Scott Montpelier, VT
15 89VT Scott Payea Milton, VT
16 57ME #Austin Theriault Fort Kent, ME
17 78NH Quinny Welch Lancaster, NH
18 41VT Pete Potvin III Graniteville, VT
19 55NH Brad Leighton Center Harbor, NH
20 8VT Richard Lowrey Charlotte, VT
21 16NH Travis Fadden N. Haverhill, NH
22 68VT Brooks Clark Fayston, VT
23 16NY Mark Lamberton Mooers Forks, NY
24 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr Milton, VT 

12:07
There were 61 Late Models that showed up to qualify for the Milk Bowl and over half of those will go home early. Qualifying was held yesterday with Brian Hoar taking the top spot. There were 24 cars that were locked into the field based on those time trials.
12:06
Good morning from Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT where we are gathered for today’s 48th annual Milk Bowl ACT Late Model event. It is sunny with hardly a cloud in the sky, but right now it is only 41 degrees at the track. The drivers’ meeting has taken place and Late Model practice is currently underway. So far, there have been no incidents to report in the first 10 minutes of the session. 

Trackside Now: 48th Annual Milk Bowl – Thunder Road Speedbowl – 10/3/10