Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard was found to have an illegally altered tire following the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that Jason Woodard has been disqualified from his apparent victory in the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl held as part of the 55th Vermont Milk Bowl on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.
As part of post-race technical inspection following the two-segment event, tire samples were taken from Woodard’s car and sent to an independent laboratory for further evaluation. Lab testing revealed that Woodard’s tire had been illegally altered.
Corliss Crosses Over for Win in 55th Vermont Milk Bowl
Barre, Vt. – Hometown driver Jason Corliss earned the biggest win of his Thunder Road Late Model career on Sunday, October 1, beating out South Burlington’s Trampas Demers to with the 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. It was the fourth Late Model win of the season and eighth of the young standout’s career.
Corliss entered the third and final 50-lap segment bringing up the rear of a four-car battle for that saw Barre’s Nick Sweet, Colchester’s Scott Payea, Demers, and Corliss separated by just four total points. While Sweet fought an ill-handling car and Payea struggled to move through the field, Demers and Corliss sliced through traffic and found themselves sitting fourth and fifth with less than 20 laps to go.
Gravel Sets New Track Record to Earn Milk Bowl Pole
Barre, Vt. – Wolcott’s Marcel J. Gravel will lead the 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Sunday, October 1. The sophomore Thunder Road Late Model competitor circled the high banks in 12.236 seconds to set a new track record, eclipsing the previous mark of 12.245 seconds set by Sylvain Metievier at the 1995 Milk Bowl.
Gravel was the 32nd driver to take time on Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day and laid down the record-breaking lap on his first trip around the speedway. In doing so, he knocked South Burlington’s Trampas Demers off the top spot. Demers settled for second with a near-record time of 12.267 seconds and will start on the outside pole on Sunday.
Top Late Model Drivers Seek First Milk Bowl Win
Barre, Vt. – The 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank is fast approaching at Barre’s Thunder Road. Drivers from throughout New England and Quebec have entered the $10,000-to-win event on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, with a number of top drivers seeking their first Milk Bowl victory.
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader Scott Payea of Milton leads the list of drivers looking to join the fraternity of those who have triumphed in “The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America”. Payea swept this season’s ACT Late Model Tour events at the Barre high banks, capturing the Community Bank 150 on June 11 and the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic on September 4. He will look to go three-for-three in 2017 by being on top after three 50-lap segments in the unique event.
Barre, Vt. – The 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 will see a familiar face return to the Barre high banks. Shelburne, Vt. native Kevin Lepage, a three-time Milk Bowl Champion, has officially entered the “Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America” and will look for victory number four in what is expected to be his final event behind the wheel.
Lepage competed on the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Pro Stock Tour from 1980 through 1993, posting 11 career wins which included Milk Bowl victories in 1985, 1989, and 1993. He moved to North Carolina in 1994 to join what is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series, eventually working his way up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Lepage is a two-time winner in the Xfinity Series and has more than 550 career starts in NASCAR’s three national series.
Therrien Crowned “King of the Road” on CCV Championship Night
Morris Takes Second Late Model Win of Season; Woodard, Davis Claim Flying Tiger and Street Stock Championships
Barre, Vt. – Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien became the first driver in Thunder Road’s modern era to win championships in three different divisions as he was crowned the 2017 “King of the Road” at Community College of Vermont Championship Night on Sunday, September 10. The new Thunder Road Late Model Champion previously won titles in the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers in 2012 and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks in 2007.
Therrien entered the main event with a 28-point advantage over South Burlington’s Trampas Demers and started 15th on the grid for the 65-lap Late Model feature. As Barre’s Boomer Morris ran away at the front, Therrien steadily worked his way through the field and had found his way up to fifth when the race’s second and final caution came out on lap 36 for Kyle Pembroke’s stalled automobile.