4:19

Until next time, good night from Thunder Road!

 

4:19

While we’re done here at Thunder Road, there are still two Trackside Now events going on as we speak on Speed51.com

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville (VA):
http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/LMSC/Trackside_Now_Martinsville_10_6.html 

ARCA Midwest Tour Oktoberfest at La Crosse (WI):
http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/Oktoberfest/Trackside_now_Oktoberfest_10_6.html

 

4:17

Speed51.com will have more ACT-type Late Model coverage next weekend when 51 is live at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire with the annual running of the Oktoberfest event.

 

4:16

Thanks to RPM Racing Engines for their support of this weekend’s coverage.

 

4:16

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4:16

Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the 51st Annual Milk Bowl is presented onSpeed51.com by RPM Racing Engines of Georgia, Vermont. For more than 20 years, RPM Racing Engines has been one of the nation’s top builders for short track crate and “spec” engines. RPM’s customers have scored countless wins and championships in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as at tracks including Thunder Road, White Mountain, Monadnock, Devil’s Bowl and more. Owner Rick Paya understands all aspects of the short track racing business and he and his staff are ready to help get you into victory lane. For more information on RPM Racing Engines, call 802-524-7406 or visit www.rpmenginesvt.com.

 

4:15

That will conclude Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage of the 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl.

51 will have more on this race later in the week, including race stories, reaction from the hometown kid Nick Sweet that won this event, photo galleries and more.

 

4:14

Sweet takes a swig of milk in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

4:14

Sweet and his crew pose with the bovine queen. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

4:13

Sweet raises the milk jug as the Milk Bowl winner. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

4:12

Cody Blake takes segment three’s win over a sideways Patrick Laperle (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:59

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Unofficial Results

S1 S2 S3 TOT
1 88vt Nick Sweet 6 8 4 18
2 37vt Brian Hoar 1 16 5 22
3 48qc Alex Labbe 8 7 8 23
4 91qc Patrick Laperle 3 19 2 24
5 97nh Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 5 14 6 25
6 99vt Cody Blake 4 23 1 28
7 5vt Bobby Therrien 22 1 9 32
8 11nh Brett Gervais 9 12 11 32
9 55vt Brent Dragon 16 5 13 34
10 17vt Lance Allen 10 6 18 34
11 50vt Jay Laquerre 11 10 14 35
12 66vt Jason Corliss 19 2 15 36
13 60vt Derrick O’Donnell 2 9 25 36
14 16vt Joey Becker 15 11 12 38
15 9me Emily Packard 21 4 17 42
16 40vt Eric Chase 13 24 7 44
17 85vt Trampas Demers 7 18 21 46
18 6vt Cris Michaud 12 15 20 47
19 58vt Jimmy Hebert 18 3 27 48
20 44vt Dave Pembroke 29 22 3 54
21 14vt Phil Scott 14 25 16 55
22 68vt Brooks Clark 17 17 22 56
23 78nh Quinten Welch 20 13 26 59
24 13vt Jim Morris 26 27 10 63
25 16me Travis Stearns 23 21 23 67
26 25vt David Whitcomb 24 26 19 69
27 51vt Joey M. Laquerre 30 20 24 74
28 27vt Kyle Pembroke 25 29 28 82
29 51nh Joey Laquerre 27 28 28 83
30 7me Glen Luce 28 29 28 85

 

3:50

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (far right) watches on as Nick Sweet gives the cow a smooch in a rainy victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:47

The rain really started coming down just as the checkered flag flew.  The victory lane ceremonies, including the traditional kiss of the cow, were held in the rain.

 

3:41

Sweet in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:41

Sweet thanks the die-hard fans here at the track that stuck it out through the weather.

 

3:39

“The genuine Vermont beauty queen”, as said by Ken Squier, is now being walked onto the track for the honorary kissing of the cow.

 

3:38

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Awesome job Nick.

 

3:38

Sweet will now take an honorary lap around the track in the back of a truck with his crew members and the winners trophy.

 

3:35

CHECKERED FLAG: Cody Blake wins the final segment of the Milk Bowl. Nick Sweet is the winner of the 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl. He has now won everything there is to win at Thunder Road.

 

3:34

WHITE FLAG: One more lap for Nick Sweet.

 

3:34

Lap 47: If Nick Sweet can hold onto the fourth spot, he will win the 2013 Milk Bowl.

 

3:33

Lap 45: Blake, Laperle, Pembroke, Sweet, Hoar, Polewarczyk, Chase, Labbe, Therrien, and Morris.

 

3:33

Lap 42: Hoar works the bottom of Polewarczyk for fifth.

 

3:32

Lap 41: Laperle ducks underneath Pembroke for second.

 

3:32

GREEN FLAG: Blake and Pembroke lead the field back to green. Blake makes easy work of Pembroke and now attempts to extend his lead.

 

3:30

YELLOW FLAG: Brooks Clark goes over the top of turns one and two.

 

3:29

Lap 37: Sweet now sets his sights on Polewarczyk and the fourth position.

 

3:29

Hoar and Sweet had been battling for position a few laps ago.

 

 

3:29

Lap 35: Blake, Pembroke. Laperle, Polewarczyk, Sweet, Hoar, Chase, Labbe, Therrien, and Morris.

 

3:28

Lap 32: Hoar tries to follow and makes contact with Demers sending him to the inside of the race track. Demers re-fries and we stay green.

 

3:28

Lap 31: Sweet under Demers for fifth.

 

3:27

Lap 30: Pole under Demers for fourth. Sweet has taken sixth from Hoar.

 

3:27

Lap 27: Pembroke works the inside of Demers for second. He takes the spot. Laperle now follows and attempts to take third.

 

3:26

GREEN FLAG: Blake with a good jump into turn one.

 

3:26

Nick Sweet currently leads with 21. Hoar (23), Polewarczyk (24), Labbe (26), and Laperle (26) follow, unofficially.

 

3:24

YELLOW FLAG: Travis Stearns spins in turn one .

 

3:24

HALFWAY: Blake, Demers, Pembroke, Laperle, Pole, Hoar, Sweet, Clark, Chase, and Jay Laquerre

 

3:23

Lap 23: O’Donnell has returned to the track.

 

3:23

Lap 22: Blake continues to stretch his lead out front.

 

3:23

Lap 20: Sweet is all over Hoar’s back bumper for sixth.

 

3:22

Lap 19: Laperle works the outside of Pembroke for third.

 

3:22

GREEN FLAG: Blake and Demers lead the field into turn one.

 

3:20

Laquerre is stuck on a hill. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:20

Current Running Order (18 of 50 laps complete):

1. Cody Blake
2. Trampas Demers
3. Dave Pembroke
4. Patrick Laperle
5. Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6. Brian Hoar
7. Eric Chase
8. Nick Sweet
9. Brooks Clark
10. Brett Gervais
11. Jay Laquerre
12. Joey Becker
13. Alex Labbe
14. Brent Dragon
15. Bobby Therrien
16. Emily Packard
17. Jim Morris
18. Lance Allen
19. Phil Scott
20. Travis Stearns

 

3:18

YELLOW FLAG: Joey M. Laquerre spins in turn four.

 

3:18

Lap 18: Sweet takes ninth from Gervais. Now applies pressure to Clark for eighth.

 

3:17

Lap 16: Up front, Blake continues to increase his advantage over Demers.

 

3:17

Lap 14: Laperle now looks to the inside of Chase for fourth. Give him the spot.

 

3:16

Lap 12: Pemboke holds off Hoar. Laperle now looks to the inside of Hoar for fifth. He takes the spot.

 

3:16

Lap 11: Sweet under Michaud for 10th.

 

3:16

Lap 9: Hoar continues to battle with Pembroke for fourth.

 

3:15

Lap 6: Polewarczyk rides 8th, Sweet 11th, Labbe 16th,

 

3:15

Lap 5: Hoar works the outside of D. Pembroke for fourth.

 

3:14

Lap 3: Blake holds off Chase and begins to check out.

 

3:14

GREEN FLAG: They bunch up a bit on the restart, but Blake holds the advantage into turn one. Chase battles back down the backstretch.

 

3:14

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3:14

Welch (78) goes around and others pile in. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:13

They will need to complete half of this 50-lap feature in order for it to be scored. If they don’t, they will revert back to the standing following segment two.

 

3:12

Jason Corliss also has damage to the right rear of his car as a result of the incident.

 

3:11

Heavy front end damage on Hebert’s No. 58. Welch is stopped at the exit of turn two.

 

3:11

YELLOW FLAG: Quinny Welch spins in turn two. Jimmy Hebert makes hard contact with Welch.

 

3:10

GREEN FLAG: Blake with a big jump on the inside. He clears Chase by the time they get to the backstretch.

 

3:10

Lights are out on the pace car. Green flag next time by.

 

3:09

The rain has just about stopped now. Cars are still circling behind the pace car

 

3:03

Cars are taking a few extra laps to keep heat in the track as the rain has picked up just a little bit.

 

3:01

Cars scatter to avoid the spun O’Donnell. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:00

Broken tie-rod for O’Donnell.

 

2:58

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2:58

Nick Sweet, who entered the final segment with a score of 14, will be the beneficiary of O’Donnell’s misfortune. Sweet currently rides in the 14th spot.

 

2:56

O’Donnell, the leader going into the final segment, will go to the pit area on the hook.

 

2:55

O’Donnell doesn’t appear to have any major damage from the accident, but he has yet to move from turn two.

 

2:55

YELLOW FLAG: Derrick O’Donnell spins in turn two.

 

2:55

Lap 2: Blake clears Chase at the stripe and takes the top spot.

 

2:54

GREEN FLAG: Blake with the advantage into turn one.

 

2:54

The field is crossed over and completing hot laps to get heat into the tires on this cold fall day.

 

2:52

The field for segment three of the Milk Bowl is now rolling onto the track. You can scroll down to see the full starting grid and the standings heading into the final segment.

 

2:48

Segment three is lined up and ready to go. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:43

51st Annual Milk Bowl
Segment #3 Starting Lineup

1 40vt Eric Chase
2 99vt Cody Blake
3 44vt Dave Pembroke
4 16me Travis Stearns
5 51vt Joey M. Laquerre
6 91qc Patrick Laperle
7 85vt Trampas Demers
8 68vt Brooks Clark
9 37vt Brian Hoar
10 6vt Cris Michaud
11 97nh Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
12 78nh Quinten Welch
13 11nh Brett Gervais
14 16vt Joey Becker
15 50vt Jay Laquerre
16 60vt Derrick O’Donnell
17 88vt Nick Sweet
18 48qc Alex Labbe
19 17vt Lance Allen
20 55vt Brent Dragon
21 9me Emily Packard
22 58vt Jimmy Hebert
23 66vt Jason Corliss
24 5vt Bobby Therrien
25 14vt Phil Scott
26 25vt David Whitcomb
27 13vt Jim Morris
28 51nh Joey Laquerre
29 27vt Kyle Pembroke
30 7me Glen Luce

 

2:41

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2:41

Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the 51st Annual Milk Bowl is presented onSpeed51.com by RPM Racing Engines of Georgia, Vermont. For more than 20 years, RPM Racing Engines has been one of the nation’s top builders for short track crate and “spec” engines. RPM’s customers have scored countless wins and championships in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as at tracks including Thunder Road, White Mountain, Monadnock, Devil’s Bowl and more. Owner Rick Paya understands all aspects of the short track racing business and he and his staff are ready to help get you into victory lane. For more information on RPM Racing Engines, call 802-524-7406 or visit www.rpmenginesvt.com.

 

2:40

51st Annual People’s United Milk Bowl
Standings After Segment #2

1 60vt Derrick O’Donnell 11
2 88vt Nick Sweet 14
3 48qc Alex Labbe 15
4 17vt Lance Allen 16
5 37vt Brian Hoar 17
6 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 19
7 11nh Brett Gervais 21
8 50vt Jay Laquerre 21
9 55vt Brent Dragon 21
10 58vt Jimmy Hebert 21
11 66vt Jason Corliss 21
12 91qc Patrick Laperle 22
13 5vt Bobby Therrien 23
14 85vt Trampas Demers 25
15 9me Emily Packard 25
16 16vt Joey Becker 26
17 99vt Cody Blake 27
18 6vt Cris Michaud 27
19 78nh Quinten Welch 33
20 68vt Brooks Clark 34
21 40vt Eric Chase 37
22 14vt Phil Scott 39
23 16me Travis Stearns 44
24 25vt Dave Whitcomb 50
25 51vt Joey M. Laquerre 50
26 44vt Dave Pembroke 51
27 13vt Jim Morris 53
28 27vt Kyle Pembroke 54
29 51nh Joey Laquerre 55
30 7me Glen Luce 57

 

2:34

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Segment #2 Results

1 5vt Bobby Therrien
2 66vt Jason Corliss
3 58vt Jimmy Hebert
4 9me Emily Packard
5 55vt Brent Dragon
6 17vt Lance Allen
7 48qc Alex Labbe
8 88vt Nick Sweet
9 60vt Derrick O’Donnell
10 50vt Jay Laquerre
11 16vt Joey Becker
12 11nh Brett Gervais
13 78nh Quinten Welch
14 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
15 6vt Cris Michaud
16 37vt Brian Hoar
17 68vt Brooks Clark
18 85vt Trampas Demers
19 91qc Patrick Laperle
20 51vt Joey M. Laquerre
21 16me Travis Stearns
22 44vt Dave Pembroke
23 99vt Cody Blake
24 40vt Eric Chase
25 14vt Phil Scott
26 25vt Dave Whitcomb
27 13vt Jim Morris
28 51nh Joey Laquerre
29 7me Glen Luce
30 27vt Kyle Pembroke

 

2:23

Unofficially, Derrick O’Donnell will hold the lead going into the final segment.

 

2:23

Bobby Therrien takes the checkers in segment two. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:22

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2:21

Street Stocks are now on the track to complete their 25-lap feature.

 

2:21

We’ll have full results from the second segment and updated standings as soon as they become available to us.

 

2:19

CHECKERED FLAG: Bobby Therrien wins the second segment of the Milk Bowl.

 

2:18

WHITE FLAG: Therrien, Corliss, Hebert, Packard, and Dragon.

 

2:18

Lap 46: Labbe is now up to 7th. Sweet 8th. O’Donnell 9th.

 

2:17

Lap 43: Corliss bumps Therrien doing down the backstretch. Therrien doesn’t budge and continues to hold the lead.

 

2:17

Lap 42: Therrien continues to hold a slight edge on Corliss up front.

 

2:16

Lap 39: O’Donnell with a three-wide move to the inside of Jay Laquerre and Stearns. He takes the 10th spot.

 

2:16

Lap 37: O’Donnell is up to 12th. He currently holds the lowest score.

 

2:15

Lap 36: Hoar continues to struggle making up ground at the back of the pack.

 

2:15

Lap 35: Corliss all over the back bumper of Therrien’s No. 5.

 

2:14

Lap 32: Dragon to the inside of Welch for fifth. Allen works the inside of Stearns for seventh.

 

2:14

Lap 30: Therrien clears Hebert for the top spot. Corliss now takes a bid to the inside of Hebert for second. Give the spot to Corliss.

 

2:14

Laperle leaves tire marks as he climbed the wall on the front stretch a few laps ago. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:14

GREEN FLAG: Hebert and Therrien are door-to door into turn one.

 

2:12

Patrick Laperle appears to have damage to the right side of his car. He takes the No. 91 to the pit area.

 

2:12

YELLOW FLAG: Jim Morris spins on the backstretch. He re-fires with minimal damage to his race car.

 

2:11

GREEN FLAG: Therrien and Hebert side-by-side into turn one. Therrien leans on Hebert a bit as they exit turn two.

 

2:11

Polewarczyk runs 18th, Hoar 20th, and Laperle 22nd.

 

2:10

Current Running Order (Lap 29 out of 50)

1. Bobby Therrien
2. Jimmy Hebert
3. Jason Corliss
4. Quinten Welch
5. Emily Packard
6. Travis Stearns
7. Brent Dragon
8. Jay Laquerre
9. Lance Allen
10. Brooks Clark
11. Alex Labbe
12. Eric Chase
13. Nick Sweet
14. Cody Blake
15. Derrick O’Donnell

 

2:09

Polewarczyk, Hoar and Laperle battle their way towards the front. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:08

YELLOW FLAG (Lap 30): Phil Scott spins on the backstretch.

 

2:08

Therrien out front. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:08

Crowded track. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:08

Lap 26: Therrien now approaching the lapped cars of Joey M. Laquerre and Joey Laquerre.

 

2:07

Lap 23: Demers and Pole make contact. Demers is sent to the infield. He’s able to save it and now rides towards the tail end of the field.

 

2:06

Lap 20: Therrien, Hebert, Corliss, Welch, Packard, Stearns, Scott, Dragon, Michaud, and Jay Laquerre.

 

2:06

Lap 17: Hebert takes spot number two from Welch. Corliss now looks to follow him into third.

 

2:05

Lap 16: Hebert all over Welch for the second spot.

 

2:05

Lap 13: Laperle and Hoar make contact on the frontstretch. Both drivers save it and we stay green.

 

2:04

Lap 9: O’Donnell has taken spots from Polewarczyk, Laperle, and Demers deper in the field.

 

2:03

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2:03

Lap 7: Therrien continues to expand his led up front. Welch, Hebert, and Corliss ride single file behind him.

 

2:03

Lap 4: Hoar is struggling early on here in the second segment. He rides in the 25th position.

 

2:02

Lap 3: Therrien makes the move and powers to the inside of Whitcomb for the lead.

 

2:02

Lap 2: Stearns and Whitcomb remain side-by-side. Therrien looks to make it three-wide on the inside but backs off.

 

2:01

GREEN FLAG: Whitcomb and Stearns lead the field into turn one.

 

2:01

Glen Luce and Kyle Pembroke are the only drivers not to make the starting grid for the second segment. Luce has already loaded up and left the race track. We are unsure of exactly what went wrong on Luce’s machine in the first segment. Pembroke was involved in a spin during the first segment, but has not returned for segment two.

 

1:58

Cars are now being given a few laps around the track to make sure the race surface is dry and to get heat in the tires.

 

1:57

51st Annual People’s United Milk Bowl
Starting Lineup (2nd Segment)

1 25vt David Whitcomb
2 16me Travis Stearns
3 5vt Bobby Therrien
4 9me Emily Packard
5 78nh Quinten Welch
6 66vt Jason Corliss
7 58vt Jimmy Hebert
8 68vt Brooks Clark
9 55vt Brent Dragon
10 16vt Joey Becker
11 14vt Phil Scott
12 40vt Eric Chase
13 6vt Cris Michaud
14 50vt Jay Laquerre
15 17vt Lance Allen
16 11nh Brett Gervais
17 48qc Alex Labbe
18 85vt Trampas Demers
19 88vt Nick Sweet
20 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
21 99vt Cody Blake
22 91qc Patrick Laperle
23 60vt Derrick O’Donnell
24 37vt Brian Hoar
25 27vt Kyle Pembroke
26 13vt Jim Morris
27 51nh Joey Laquerre
28 7me Glen Luce
29 44vt Dave Pembroke
30 51vt Joey M. Laquerre

 

1:55

While the track is dry and the rain stopped, they will now be rolling the Late Model’s onto the track for the second segment of The Milk Bowl.

 

1:52

Laperle injured his wrist in an accident during yesterday’s first practice session. We’re unsure of the exact injury, but can confirm it did happen yesterday.

 

1:52

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I noticed in the past winners photo Laperle had a cast or tensor bandage on. Broken arm?

 

1:51

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1:51

Officials have asked the Tiger Sportsman cars to go on track to help dry things off. The track looks to be in good shape and already most of the umbrellas, ugly and not, are being put away.

 

1:48

While awaiting the light rain to stop, track announcers are holding an “ugly umbrella contest” in the grandstands. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:48

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1:48

It is one of the crown jewel Super Late Model events in the country. The 42nd Annual Winchester 400 will take place on October 11-12-13 at the high-banked Winchester Speedway in Winchester, IN. Some of the biggest Super Late Model stars from all across the U.S.A. will be “gunning” their way to victory lane. Advance ticket sale forms are available at www.winchesterspeedway.com.

 

1:42

The Street Stocks are working their 25-lap feature now and there have been two cautions with one lap completed.  The sprinkles are intensifying just a bit and the Street Stocks will be brought to the pit area as officials wait out this brief shower.  Officials anticipate only about 15 minutes worth of rain.

 

1:39

“This is where things get interesting,” said Brian Hoar about his victory in the first segment and having to start deep in the field in segment two.  “I have to thank the guys at RPM (race team) for giving me such a good car.  We’ve got our work cut out for us in the second segment, but it’ll be fun.”

 

1:35

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1:35

Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the 51st Annual Milk Bowl is presented onSpeed51.com by RPM Racing Engines of Georgia, Vermont. For more than 20 years, RPM Racing Engines has been one of the nation’s top builders for short track crate and “spec” engines. RPM’s customers have scored countless wins and championships in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as at tracks including Thunder Road, White Mountain, Monadnock, Devil’s Bowl and more. Owner Rick Paya understands all aspects of the short track racing business and he and his staff are ready to help get you into victory lane. For more information on RPM Racing Engines, call 802-524-7406 or visit www.rpmenginesvt.com.

 

1:35

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Segment #2 Starting Lineup

1 25vt David Whitcomb
2 16me Travis Stearns
3 5vt Bobby Therrien
4 9me Emily Packard
5 78nh Quinten Welch
6 66vt Jason Corliss
7 58vt Jimmy Hebert
8 68vt Brooks Clark
9 55vt Brent Dragon
10 16vt Joey Becker
11 14vt Phil Scott
12 40vt Eric Chase
13 6vt Cris Michaud
14 50vt Jay Laquerre
15 17vt Lance Allen
16 11nh Brett Gervais
17 48qc Alex Labbe
18 85vt Trampas Demers
19 88vt Nick Sweet
20 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
21 99vt Cody Blake
22 91qc Patrick Laperle
23 60vt Derrick O’Donnell
24 37vt Brian Hoar
25 27vt Kyle Pembroke
26 13vt Jim Morris
27 51nh Joey Laquerre
28 7me Glen Luce
29 44vt Dave Pembroke
30 51vt Joey M. Laquerre

 

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1:33

There is a 24-car invert following the first segment of today’s event.

 

1:33

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Segment #1 Results

1 37vt Brian Hoar
2 60vt Derrick O’Donnell
3 91qc Patrick Laperle
4 99vt Cody Blake
5 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6 88vt Nick Sweet
7 85vt Trampas Demers
8 48qc Alex Labbe
9 11nh Brett Gervais
10 17vt Lance Allen
11 50vt Jay Laquerre
12 6vt Cris Michaud
13 40vt Eric Chase
14 14vt Phil Scott
15 16vt Joey Becker
16 55vt Brent Dragon
17 68vt Brooks Clark
18 58vt Jimmy Hebert
19 66vt Jason Corliss
20 78nh Quinten Welch
21 9me Emily Packard
22 5vt Bobby Therrien
23 16me Travis Stearns
24 25vt Dave Whitcomb
25 27vt Kyle Pembroke
26 13vt Jim Morris
27 51nh Joey Laquerre
28 7me Glen Luce
29 44vt Dave Pembroke
30 51vt Joey Laquerre

 

1:26

Hoar (37VT) beat Derrick O’Donnell (60VT) to the stripe in segment one. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:24

Emily Packard goes for a spin on the final lap of the first 50-lap segment. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:20

Street Stock’s are now on the track for the final segment of their Mini-Milk Bowl. We’ll have full results from the first Late Model segment shortly.

 

1:19

Emily Packard spun as she entered turn four on the white flag lap. That created a checkered/yellow finish as Hoar and the rest of the field crossed the stripe.

 

1:18

CHECKERED FLAG: Brian Hoar wins the first segment of the Milk Bowl.

 

1:18

Lap 48: Hoar with a two car-length advantage over O’Donnell.

 

1:18

Lap 46: Nick Sweet is now closing in on the battle for fourth. Give Blake the advantage that time by.

 

1:17

Lap 44: Demers to the outside of Labbe seventh. Pole and Blake still door-to-door for fourth.

 

1:17

Lap 41: Hoar battles on the inside and clears O’Donnell. O’Donnell settles into second. The battle is for fourth with Blake and Polewarczyk.

 

1:16

GREEN FLAG: O’Donnell gets a better restart and they’re side-by-side as they exit turn two.

 

1:16

The leaders pass the stopped Kyle Pembroke car. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:16

Lights are out. Green next time by.

 

1:15

Prior to that yellow, O’Donnell had tried a cross over move going into turn three and was at the left rear quarter panel of Hoar’s car as they exited turn four.

 

1:14

YELLOW FLAG: Kyle Pembroke is sideways in the grass in turn three.

 

1:14

GREEN FLAG: Hoar has the slight edge into turn one. He clears O’Donnell by the backstretch.

 

1:12

It appeared that something broke on the right front of Pembroke’s car early in the race. He slid back quickly and pulled to the infield to assess the issue.

 

1:11

Dave Pembroke’s day has come to an early end. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:10

Current Running Order (39 out of 50 laps completed):

1. Brian Hoar
2. Derrick O’Donnell
3. Patrick Laperle
4. Cody Blake
5. Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6. Alex Labbe
7. Nick Sweet
8. Jay Laquerre
9. Trampas Demers
10. Brett Gervais

 

1:09

Prior to the yellow coming out, Morris had also stopped in the infield grass in turn one.

 

1:08

YELLOW FLAG: We have a car in the dirt over the top of turn four. It is Dave Whitcomb.

 

1:08

Lap 38: Jim Morris off the pace as he goes down the frontstretch.

 

1:07

Lap 36: Throw a blanket over 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Hoar continues to check out from the field.

 

1:07

Lap 34: Blake now looks to the inside of Labbe for fourth. They’re side-by-side for position.

 

1:06

Hoar shows the way (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:06

Lap 31: Laperle uses lapped traffic to get by Labbe for third.

 

1:06

Lap 30: Blake is now looking to the inside of Polewarczyk for fifth.

 

1:05

Lap 28: Whitcomb, Morris, and Therrien all go one lap down.

 

1:05

Lap 27: O’Donnell works the inside of Labbe for second. He takes the spot.

 

1:05

Lap 25: Hoar, Labbe, O’Donnell, Laperle, Polewarczyk, Blake, Sweet, Jay Laquerre, Demers, and Gervais.

 

1:04

Lap 22: Hoar is beginning to reel in lapped traffic. Joey Laquerre is the the first car that will go one lap down.

 

1:03

Lap 20: Laperle is now closing back in on O’Donnell for third. Hoar has a car-length lead over Labbe.

 

1:03

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Love T-Road! Tom Curley, Ken Squier and their staff do such a wonderful job! Hope to make it there for The Milk Bowl sometime. Have a great Raceday.

 

1:03

Lap 15: Polewarczyk is also on the move. He’s up to the fifth spot and is looking to the top-side of Laperle for fourth.

 

1:02

Lap 13: Up front, Brian Hoar is using the top groove of the race track to pull away from Labbe. O’Donnell is now up to third and looking for racing room on the inside of Labbe.

 

1:01

Lap 11: Pembroke has pulled his car into the infield. It appears to be a flat right front for the defending Milk Bowl champion.

 

1:01

Green flag! (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:01

Lap 9: Pembroke is off the pace. He rides slowly on the inside of the race track.

 

1:01

Lap 7: Deeper in the field, Sweet and Pembroke are side-by-side for eighth.

 

1:00

Lap 4: Laperle rides comfortably in third as Hoar and Labbe continue to battle for the lead.

 

12:59

Lap 2: Labbe now battles back on the inside. They’re even at the stripe.

 

12:59

GREEN FLAG: Labbe and Hoar even into turn one. Hoar has the advantage out of turn two.

 

12:58

Drivers are now beginning their hot laps and we’re moments away from the green flag for segment one.

 

12:54

Crews present the battle flags as pace laps begin. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:52

51ST ANNUAL PEOPLE’S UNITED MILK BOWL
STARTING LINEUP (Segment 1)

1 48QC Alex Labbe
2 37VT Brian Hoar
3 91QC Patrick Laperle
4 60VT Derrick O’Donnell
5 97NH Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6 85VT Trampas Demers
7 99VT Cody Blake
8 88VT Nick Sweet
9 50VT Jay Laquerre
10 11NH Brett Gervais
11 44VT Dave Pembroke
12 55VT Brent Dragon
13 14VT Phil Scott
14 58VT Jimmy Hebert
15 6VT Cris Michaud
16 17VT Lance Allen
17 16VT Joey Becker
18 78NH Quinten Welch
19 7ME Glen Luce
20 40VT Eric Chase
21 27VT Kyle Pembroke
22 51NH Joey Laquerre
23 66VT Jason Corliss
24 9ME Emily Packard
25 51VT Joey M. Laquerre
26 25VT David Whitcomb
27 13VT Jim Morris
28 5VT Bobby Therrien
29 68VT Brooks Clark
30 16ME Travis Stearns

 

12:51

The command to fire engines has been given by the great Ken Squier.

 

12:49

Who will bring home the top-prize in today’s 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl? (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:48

The field has assembled for action (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:45

Opening ceremonies have concluded and drivers are now strapping into their cars.

 

12:42

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12:41

Alex Labbe waves to the crowd. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:36

The bagpipe and drum corps kicks off opening ceremonies. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:32

The current scene here at Thunder Road. (Speed51.com)

 

 

12:27

The bagpipes are playing and the field for the 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl is now walking onto the track.

 

12:26

1969 Milk Bowl champion John Gammell is here participating in pre-race ceremonies. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:18

Crew are beginning to push their cars onto the track and onto the starting grid.

 

12:17

Past champions of the Milk Bowl are now gathering at the start/finish line as part of the opening ceremonies.

 

12:03

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12:02

Street Stock’s are now on the track to wrap up today’s practice. Late Model’s are currently lining up in the turn two pit area.

 

11:50

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Final Practice Results

1 97vt Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 13.348
2 44vt Dave Pembroke 13.386
3 55vt Brent Dragon 13.495
4 66vt Jason Corliss 13.498
5 91qc Patrick Laperle 13.502
6 7me Glen Luce 13.518
7 37vt Brian Hoar 13.530
8 85vt Trampas Demers 13.534
9 9me Emily Packard 13.550
10 27vt Kyle Pembroke 13.554
11 5vt Bobby Therrien 13.603
12 60vt Derrick O’Donnell 13.622
13 68vt Brooks Clark 13.641
14 50vt Jay Laquerre 13.646
15 16me Travis Stearns 13.647
16 78nh Quinten Welch 13.680
17 40vt Eric Chase 13.683
18 51nh Joey Laquerre 13.725
19 58vt Jimmy Hebert 13.733
20 25vt Dave Whitcomb 13.760
21 51vt Joey M. Laquerre 13.805
22 11nh Brett Gervais 13.818
23 14vt Phil Scott 13.820

 

11:49

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (97NH) was quickest in final practice. Brent Dragon (55VT) was third-quick. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:49

Milk Bowl Late Model practice is now complete. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. finished the final session atop the speed chart. Full results momentarily.

 

11:45

Phil Scott and Bobby Therrien are on track as the final seconds of Milk Bowl practice click away.

 

11:44

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11:41

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11:41

The battle for the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series championship will heat up at America’s Favorite Home Track, Hickory Motor Speedway, on October 19 and fans have the opportunity to see all the action for free. The Bojangles’ 250 at the Hickory, NC oval will be the penultimate battle in the Pro Cup Championship Series, offering some of the tightest short track racing at one of the country’s most historic tracks. Fans can pick up free tickets for the event beginning October 13 at Hickory area Bojangles’ restaurants. For more on this event, visit www.carsprocup.com.

 

11:39

Phil Scott finishes his pre-race practice runs. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:35

Winding down the final few minutes of Milk Bowl practice. Emily Packard, Dave Whitcomb and Joey M. Laquerre are the lone three cars on the track with less than 10 minutes remaining.

 

11:28

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11:28

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11:26

Brett Gervais, Dave Whitcomb, Brian Hoar, Patrick Laperle, Joey Laquerre, Travis Stearns, Phil Scott, and Glen Luce are now on the track.

 

11:24

Late Model’s are now on the track for their final practice session. There isn’t a whole lot of takers like there have been for the other practice sessions this weekend.

 

11:19

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Practice #2 Results

1 37vt Brian Hoar 13.314
2 44vt Dave Pembroke 13.364
3 88vt Nick Sweet 13.374
4 91qc Patrick Laperle 13.506
5 6vt Cris Michaud 13.509
6 58vt Jimmy Hebert 13.514
7 55vt Brent Dragon 13.546
8 60vt Derrick O’Donnell 13.548
9 99vt Cody Blake 13.558
10 78nh Quinten Welch 13.571
11 16vt Joey Becker 13.585
12 27vt Kyle Pembroke 13.591
13 85vt Trampas Demers 13.595
14 48qc Alex Labbe 13.597
15 68vt Brooks Clark 13.603
16 16me Travis Stearns 13.605
17 14vt Phil Scott 13.611
18 40vt Eric Chase 13.631
19 51vt Joey M. Laquerre 13.637
20 5vt Bobby Therrien 13.661
21 50vt Jay Laquerre 13.675
22 7me Glen Luce 13.686
23 66vt Jason Corliss 13.701
24 9me Emily Packard 13.731
25 51nh Joey Laquerre 13.731
26 25vt Dave Whitcomb 13.744
27 17vt Lance Allen 13.755
28 11nh Brett Gervais 13.850

 

11:17

Brian Hoar was quickest in second practice. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:17

Hoar is sporting pink wheels and some breast cancer awareness signage on his No. 37 car this weekend. Hoar’s wife is a breast cancer survivor and for the past few seasons, Hoar and his RPM Racing Engines team have adorned the car with pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.

Hoar said about the pink on the racecar, “I like everything about it except the wheels, so I hope my wife likes it.”

 

11:14

Brian Hoar was quickest during the second Late Model practice. Hoar turned in a fast lap of 13.314 seconds. We’ll have full results from the second practice session shortly.

 

11:11

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11:11

The All-American 400 is one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it’s back in 2013 even bigger and better than before. Set for November 1 and 2 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the AA400 will be a return to glory for the event that has seen the biggest names in the sport go to its victory lane. Butch Lindley, Bob Senneker, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Butch Miller, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Gill, Freddie Query, Wayne Anderson and Mike Garvey have all etched their name onto the All-American 400 record books over the years. The top names in Super Late Model racing and more will be on hand to battle for the famed guitar that goes to the AA400 winner. This year’s event will be a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Super Late Model race co-sanctioned by Champion Racing Association. More details are to be announced soon for this year’s All-American 400. Visit www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com‬‬ for more.

 

11:09

Joey M. Laquerre, Phil Scott, and Bobby Therrien are on the track as we near the end of the second practice session.

 

11:03

Quinten Welch ponders changes to his car. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:02

Brian Hoar (13.314) currently sits atop the speed chart with ten minutes remaining in this practice session. Dave Pembroke, Nick Sweet, Patrick Laperle, and Cris Michaud are currently the top-five.

 

11:02

Glen Luce’s team gets down and dirty on some adjustments. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:01

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11:01

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10:58

David Whitcomb (25VT) leads a pack in this morning’s practice. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:53

Joey Laquerre (51NH) and Eric Chase (40VT). (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:52

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10:52

It is the biggest Super Late Model event in the country, the 46th Annual Snowball Derby presented by JEGS at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Last year, Erik Jones made a bold outside pass on Kyle Busch to win his first Derby. It will be a who’s who of Late Model stars from all across North America. Make your plans now to be a part of this incredible event. For more information, visit www.snowballderby.com.

 

10:51

Chassis builder Dale Shaw (left) ponders a setup with driver Bobby Therrien (right). (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:51

Patrick Laperle leads the next group of cars on the track. He’s followed by Quinten Welch, Trampas Demers, Travis Stearns, Joey Laquerre, Kyle Pembroke, Jay Laquerre, Glen Luce, Derrick O’Donnell, Cris Michaud, and Dave Whitcomb.

 

10:47

Phil Scott, Dave Pembroke, Brian Hoar, Cody Blake, Brett Gervais, Lance Allen, Jimmy Hebert, Brent Dragon, Joey Becker, Emily Packard, Brooks Clark, Nick Sweet, Derrick O’Donnell, and Bobby Therrien are currently on the track dialing their cars in for later today.

 

10:46

Late Models are now rolling onto the track for their second practice session. Eric Chase leads them out.

 

10:46

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10:46

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10:42

51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Practice #1 Results

1 88vt Nick Sweet 13.262
2 48qc Alex Labbe 13.280
3 6vt Cris Michaud 13.362
4 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 13.368
5 60vt Derrick O’Donnell 13.390
6 66vt Jason Corliss 13.451
7 51vt Joey M. Lauqerre 13.461
8 40vt Eric Chase 13.482
9 27vt Kyle Pembroke 13.482
10 16me Travis Stearns 13.489
11 37vt Brian Hoar 13.491
12 68vt Brooks Clark 13.507
13 85vt Trampas Demers 13.533
14 55vt Brent Dragon 13.548
15 91qc Patrick Laperle 13.556
16 11nh Brett Gervais 13.566
17 50vt Jay Laquerre 13.567
18 14vt Phil Scott 13.576
19 44vt Dave Pembroke 13.579
20 99vt Cody Blake 13.587
21 9me Emily Packard 13.592
22 7me Glen Luce 13.603
23 5vt Bobby Therrien 13.626
24 78nh Quinten Welch 13.634
25 58vt Jimmy Hebert 13.653
26 13vt Jim Morris 13.719
27 51nh Joey Laquerre 13.721
28 25vt Dave Whitcomb 13.760
29 17vt Lance Allen 13.766

 

10:41

The great Rene Charland, who passed away last week, is honored here today. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:40

Nick Sweet finished first practice atop the speed chart. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:35

Late Model practice has come to an end with Nick Sweet on the top of the speed chart with a 13.262 second lap. We’ll have full results shortly.

 

10:28

Former Milk Bowl winners Laperle, Scott, Pembroke and Hoar. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:25

With most drivers making at least one practice run, Nick Sweet currently leads the way with a fast lap of 13.262 seconds. Alex Labbe, Cris Michaud, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., and Derrick O’Donnell currently complete the top-five.

 

10:22

Pole sitter Alex Labbe makes early laps. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:20

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10:20

The biggest open Modified event in the country, the John Blewett III North-South Shootout, is back and bigger than ever for its 11th annual running. On November 8th and 9th, the “Men who live by the grace of God and 600 horsepower” will thunder around North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway in this traditional Modified battle pitting the stars of the Northern Modifieds versus their counterparts in the South. Tickets are affordable for the whole family and it’s a show that shouldn’t be missed by fans who enjoy wheel-to-wheel excitement. For more details on the 11th annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout, visit www.carawayspeedway.com

 

10:20

If you read that list of cars and said, “That’s a lot of Laquerre’s”, you’re right. Three generations of Laquerre’s have qualified for today’s Milk Bowl.

 

10:18

Nick Sweet leads the second wave of cars onto the track. Cody Blake, Cris Michaud, Patrick Laperle, Phil Scott, Brian Hoar, Trampas Demers, Joey M. Laquerre, Jay Laquerre, Joey Laquerre, Bobby Therrien, Kyle Pembroke, and Dave Pembroke are also now on track.

 

10:15

The Late Models will have three practice sessions this morning. 10-10:30 10:45-11:10 11:20-11:45

 

10:15

Nick Sweet’s crew attends to the right front of the No. 88 before he makes his first practice run of the day. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:14

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10:14

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10:13

Travis Stearns, Joey Laquerre, Jason Corliss, David Whitcomb, Brent Dragon, Derrick O’Donnell, Eric Chase, Glen Luce, Brooks Clark, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Emily Packard, Quinten Welch, Brett Gervais, Alex Labbe, and Jay Laquerre are all on the track to begin practice.

 

10:12

ALL TIME MILK BOWL WINNERS

2012 Dave Pembroke
2011 Brian Hoar
2010 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
2009 John Donahue
2008 Patrick Laperle
2007 Patrick Laperle
2006 Brent Dragon
2005 Patrick Laperle
2004 Cris Michaud
2003 Eric Williams
2002 Dave Pembroke
2001 Dwayne Lanphear
2000 Phil 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 No Race
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 Larry Demar
1966 No Race
1965 Russ Ingerson
1964 Harold Hanaford
1963 Lee Ingerson
1962 Harold Hanaford

 

10:12

Travis Stearns leads the Late Models onto the track for practice.

 

10:11

With the front gate opening at 10:00 a.m. fans are now piling into the track to grab their seat for today’s event.

 

10:11

Patrick Laperle’s crew goes to work on the No. 91 before practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:10

Engines are firing in the pit area. Late Models will be rolling onto the track shortly for their first practice session of the day.

 

10:09

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10:09

Get ready for three exciting days of racing action as Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire will host 14 divisions for their Oktoberfest Season Finale on October 11-13. Super Late Models, NEMA Midgets, Super Streets, Small Block Super Modifieds and the Valenti Modified Series are just some of the divisions competing of the three days. Plus there will be a vendor fair, flea market and more. Visit www.leeusaspeedway.comfor more information.

 

10:08

The hardware that today’s race winner will bring home. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:04

Tom Curley is a big hockey fan. He told drivers that he purchased the trophy because he wanted them to feel like they were raising the Stanley Cup. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:04

The fall colors serve as a backdrop to today’s 51st Annual Milk Bowl. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:02

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10:02

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10:01

Polesitter Alex Labbe and crew talk things over before practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:00

51ST ANNUAL PEOPLE’S UNITED MILK BOWL
STARTING LINEUP

1 48QC Alex Labbe
2 37VT Brian Hoar
3 91QC Patrick Laperle
4 60VT Derrick O’Donnell
5 97NH Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6 85VT Trampas Demers
7 99VT Cody Blake
8 88VT Nick Sweet
9 50VT Jay Laquerre
10 11NH Brett Gervais
11 44VT Dave Pembroke
12 55VT Brent Dragon
13 14VT Phil Scott
14 58VT Jimmy Hebert
15 6VT Cris Michaud
16 17VT Lance Allen
17 16VT Joey Becker
18 78NH Quinten Welch
19 7ME Glen Luce
20 40VT Eric Chase
21 27VT Kyle Pembroke
22 51NH Joey Laquerre
23 66VT Jason Corliss
24 9ME Emily Packard
25 51VT Joey M. Laquerre
26 25VT David Whitcomb
27 13VT Jim Morris
28 5VT Bobby Therrien
29 68VT Brooks Clark
30 16ME Travis Stearns

 

10:00

Today’s Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. Driver’s Meeting
10.00 a.m. Practice
Front Gate Opens
12:30 p.m. Close Practice
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
2:00 p.m. 51st Milk Bowl Segment #1 (50 Laps)
2:30 p.m. Street Stocks Final Segment #2 (25 Laps)
Victory Lane (2013 Champion)
Rough Rider Special
2:55 p.m. 51st Milk Bowl Segment #2 (50 Laps)
3:25 p.m. Tiger Final Segment #2 (35 Laps)
Victory Lane (2013 Champion)
Intermission
4:30 p.m. 51st Milk Bowl Final Segment #3
5:15 p.m. Victory Lane

 

10:00

(L-R), Joey Polewarcyzk, Jr., Brian Hoar, Phil Scott, Patrick Laperle, Dave Pembroke, ACT President Tom Curley, Cris Michaud, Brent Dragon (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:00

At the conclusion of the drivers meeting, Tom Curley posed with the ceremonial milk jug that goes to the winner of the Milk Bowl along with all of the past Milk Bowl winners in today’s race.

 

9:57

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9:57

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9:56

Notables from the drivers meeting:

-Series President Tom Curley stressed to the drivers the important of patience with the event being a three-segment format.

-There is a chance of a rain in the area this afternoon. In order for the race to be complete, if it is to rain, they will need to finish at least two segments of the event. Curley did stress that looking at the forecast there is a window before rain is expected to come in that should allow them to get the complete event in today.

-Curley also discussed the history of the Milk Bowl and what it means. He talked about some of his best memories of the event and remembering “the move” from each Milk Bowl that won the race. He told drivers that there will be one move, whether it be in the second or third segment, that someone makes that will win them the Milk Bowl.

 

9:51

The Late Model drivers meeting just came to a conclusion. We’ll have more shortly.

 

9:09

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9:02

Good morning from Thunder Road International Speedbowl. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:02

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9:02

Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the 51st Annual Milk Bowl is presented onSpeed51.com by RPM Racing Engines of Georgia, Vermont. For more than 20 years, RPM Racing Engines has been one of the nation’s top builders for short track crate and “spec” engines. RPM’s customers have scored countless wins and championships in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as at tracks including Thunder Road, White Mountain, Monadnock, Devil’s Bowl and more. Owner Rick Paya understands all aspects of the short track racing business and he and his staff are ready to help get you into victory lane. For more information on RPM Racing Engines, call 802-524-7406 or visit www.rpmenginesvt.com.

 

9:01

Good morning and welcome into Speed51’s Trackside Now coverage of today’s 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl. It’s a cool fall morning here at the Barre, VT ¼-mile oval as teams begin to prepare their cars for today’s event. We’ll have coverage of all the action here today as drivers hit the track with the ultimate goal of kissing the cow.

 

8:59

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Trackside Now – 51st Annual Milk Bowl – Thunder Road International Speedbowl (VT) – 10/6/13