Devil’s Bowl Speedway Moves Rescheduled Date to Sunday

IMG_6849WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials have announced that the facility’s final dirt track stock car race of the season will have to wait for one additional day. The Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event was postponed by rain last week and was initially rescheduled for Saturday; however, the makeup date has been reset to Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Finale Postponed One Week by Rain

gksdjfafWEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s final dirt track event of the season has been postponed by early morning rain showers and a poor forecast for the rest of the day on Saturday, October 18. The AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event has been rescheduled to the following Saturday, October 25, with a start time of 2:00 p.m.

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Sprint Cars Return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday Following Successful Test

austin_1200WEST HAVEN, VT – The winged warriors of the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour will make their official debut at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, October 18, joining the AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event. A successful test was completed by two teams on Wednesday, drawing rave reviews.

Lacey Hanson, a veteran of season seasons with the SCoNE series, and 16-year-old rookie Tyler Austin each turned laps in order to help gather information for their teams and competitors alike. For Hanson, whose team is based just 10 minutes from the track in Orwell, VT, it was a productive day.
“It was great. I was glad we got to come out and practice and see what the track is like,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a great show.”

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Lt. Governor Scott Named Grand Marshal for Action Packed Devil’s Bowl Dirt Finale

scott_1200WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has seen a flurry of activity in recent days as the Rutland County track prepares for its final event of the season. With inaugural “Battle at the Bowl” dirt track championships on the line, the speedway welcomes a new sponsor and an appearance by the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m.

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Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road

akjsfasfBarre, VT – The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

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Eddie MacDonald Kisses the Cow at Thunder Road

dkfasjf;aSince teaming up, Eddie Macdonald and Rollie LaChance have recorded impressive wins together in the American Canadian Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. On Sunday the duo added the famed People’s United Bank Milk Bowl trophy held at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl to their list of accomplishments that include two Oxford 250 wins and three ACT Invitational wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Billed as the toughest short track race in America, Eddie Mac, crew chief Rollie LaChance and the dedicated crew set the tone early with a win in the first of the three 50 lap segments for the ACT final race of the season and the 52nd running of the event.

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Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road

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Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road
Jason Woodard and Tommy Smith Earn Track Championships

Barre, VT – The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

MacDonald qualified with the third fastest time in yesterday’s Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Time Trials. Outside polesitter and 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe suffered mechanical issues at the start of the first segment and MacDonald then got around polesitter Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. to take the first segment win, just ahead of O’Donnell in second and 2009 Milk Bowl Champion John Donahue in third.

MacDonald then worked his way through heavy traffic coming from the 24th starting spot following the inversion for segment two. His day nearly came crashing to a halt as he survived a close encounter with the front stretch wall, known as the widowmaker, just after halfway. MacDonald managed a fifth place finish ahead of O’Donnell in seventh and Donahue in eighth.

It was a three-man dance heading into the third and final 50-lap segment. MacDonald held a slim three point lead over O’Donnell and five points over Donahue. The trio again marched their way through the field to reach the top ten. MacDonald got around O’Donnell late in the event and finished eighth to secure the overall win.

O’Donnell and Donahue battled to the finish and wrecked just after the start finish line. O’Donnell took second overall, one point ahead of Donahue in third. Scott Dragon had a solid day to claim fourth overall just ahead of a hometown favorite in Cody Blake rounding out the top five.

Waterbury’s Jason Woodard wrapped up the 2014 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Championship with a fourth place overall effort in the Tiger Mini-Milk Bowl. Mike Martin of Craftsbury used a win in the first segment and an 11th place finish in the second to claim the Mini-Milk Bowl win. Dylan Payea and Doug Crowningshield completed the top three overall.

Veteran Allen Lumber Street Stock driver Tommy Smith of Williamstown held on to score the 2014 Championship. His eighth place overall finish in the Street Stock Mini-Milk Bowl was enough to secure him the title. Young Jaden Perry of Hardwick claimed the Mini-Milk Bowl win with a win and fourth in the two segments. Alan Maynard and Kevin Dodge completed the podium.

The 52nd People’s United Bank Milk Bowl was the final event of the 2014 Thunder Road season.

52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Unofficial Results
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Thunder Road – Barre, VT
Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Seg. #1, Seg. #2, Seg. #3, TOTAL
(3) 17MA Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, 1, 5, 8, 14
(4) 60VT Derrick O’Donnell, N. Haverhill, NH, 2, 7, 11, 20
(7) 26VT John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, 3, 8, 10, 21
(13) 16VT Scott Dragon, Colchester, VT, 7, 11, 4, 22
(5) 99VT Cody Blake, Barre, VT, 6, 17, 2, 25
(10) 15VT Brad Babb, Windham, ME, 4, 23, 1, 28
(8) 85VT Trampas Demers, S. Burlington, VT, 10, 6, 15, 31
(16) 9VT Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT, 16, 9, 7, 32
(14) 44VT Dave Pembroke, Middlesex, VT, 9, 10, 14, 33
(9) 5VT Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT, 8, 20, 6, 34
(28) 58VT Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT, 18, 1, 16, 35
(12) 42VT Matt White, Northfield, VT, 11, 14, 13, 38
(30) 50ME Jeff White, Winthrop, ME, 24, 3, 12, 39
(29) 4VT #Eric Badore, Milton, VT, 22, 4, 18, 44
(2) 48QC Alex Labbe, St-Albert, QC, 29, 13, 3, 45
(18) 40VT Eric Chase, Milton, VT, 21, 15, 9, 45
(6) 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, 14, 12, 19, 45
(20) 38VT Tyler Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, VT, 23, 2, 22, 47
(27) 1VT Shawn Fleury, Middlesex, VT, 26, 24, 5, 55
(22) 88VT Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, 17, 18, 21, 56
(15) 14VT Phil Scott, Middlesex, VT, 13, 19, 27, 59
(24) 68VT Brooks Clark, Fayston, VT, 15, 27, 20, 62
(26) 21QC Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, 20, 16, 26, 62
(1) 97NH Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Hudson, NH, 5, 29, 28, 62
(25) 3VT Ricky Roberts, E. Barre, VT, 25, 26, 17, 68
(17) 00VT Mike Bailey, Barre, VT, 19, 25, 24, 68
(11) 4NY #Brandon Atkins, AuSable Forks, NY, 12, 28, 28, 68
(23) 96QC Elie Arseneau, Morin-Height, QC, 28, 22, 23, 73
(21) 10NH Stacy Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, VT, 27, 21, 25, 73
(19) 66VT Jason Corliss, Barre, VT, 30, 30, 28, 88

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Mini-Milk Bowl Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver, Hometown, Seg. #1, Seg. #2, TOTAL
Mike Martin, Craftsbury Cmn, VT, 1, 11, 12
Dylan Payea, Milton, VT, 5, 8, 13
Doug Crowningshield, Barre, VT, 3, 10, 13
Jason Woodard, Waterbury Ctr., VT, 12, 3, 15
Brendan Moodie, Wolcott, VT, 2, 13, 15
#Caleb Nelson, Moretown, VT, 9, 7, 16
Christopher Pelkey, S. Barre, VT, 7, 9, 16
David Finck, Barre, VT, 4, 15, 19
Joe Steffen, Grand Isle, VT, 18, 2, 20
#Stephen Donahue, Graniteville, VT, 16, 4, 20
Jeff Bousquet, Worcester, VT, 6, 16, 22
Eric Johnson, Randolph Ctr. VT, 23, 1, 24
Cameron Ouellette, Barre, VT, 11, 14, 25
Mike Billado, Essex, VT, 8, 17, 25
Steve Hodgdon, Danville, VT, 15, 12, 27
Lucas Wheeler, Bradford, VT, 22, 6, 28
Mark Barnier, Essex Jct., VT, 10, 18, 28
Mike MacAskill, Williamstown, VT, 25, 5, 30
Darrell Morin, Burlington, VT, 13, 19, 32
Joel Hodgdon, Craftsbury, VT, 14, 22, 36
Ty Gagne, Georgia, VT, 17, 21, 38
Derrick Barker, Post Mills, VT, 20, 20, 40
Clem Despault, Waterbury, VT, 19, 25, 44
Tyler Farnham, Fairlee, VT, 24, 23, 47
#Derrick Calkins, Milton, VT, 21, 26, 47
Josh Harrington, Topsham, VT, 26, 24, 50

Allen Lumber Street Stocks Mini-Milk Bowl Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver, Hometown, Seg. #1, Seg. #2, TOTAL
Jaden Perry, Hardwick, VT, 1, 4, 5
Alan Maynard, Fairfax, VT, 11, 2, 13
Kevin Dodge, Barre, VT, 9, 5, 14
Kyle Streeter, Waitsfield, VT, 8, 6, 14
Dave Whitcomb, Morrisville, VT, 15, 1, 16
Jeremy Colson, S. Royalton, VT, 12, 8, 20
Chris LaForest, Barre, VT, 10, 13, 23
Tommy Smith, Williamstown, VT, 2, 21, 23
Keith Fortier, Hinesburg, VT, 14, 10, 24
Jamon Perry, Hardwick, VT, 6, 18, 24
Garry Bashaw, Lincoln, VT, 16, 9, 25
Bunker Hodgdon, Hardwick, VT, 5, 23, 28
Nick Pilotte, Jefferson, NH, 4, 24, 28
Paul Grant, E. Calais, VT, 22, 7, 29
Jamie Davis, Wolcott, VT, 17, 14, 31
Tyler Austin, E. Calais, VT, 7, 25, 32
Marcel J. Gravel, Wolcott, VT, 30, 3, 33
Gary Mullen, Tunbridge, VT, 19, 16, 35
Lloyd Blakely, Graniteville, VT, 24, 12, 36
#Thomas Merchant, Eden Mills, VT, 20, 19, 39
Kyle Chapin, Hardwick, VT, 29, 11, 40
Justin Blakely, Barre, VT, 26, 15, 41
Lance Masterson, Lincoln, VT, 13, 28, 41
Kyle Gravel, Wolcott, VT, 28, 17, 45
Ken Stridsberg, Berlin, VT, 25, 20, 45
Jennifer Getty, Cambridge, VT, 18, 27, 45
Derrick Mann, Waterbury, VT, 23, 26, 49
Scott Maynard, Burlington, VT, 21, 29, 50
Will Hennequin, Morrisville, VT, 32, 22, 54
Mike Gay, So. Burlington, VT, 27, 28, 55
Kelly Miller, Johnson, VT, 31, 30, 61

ACT Champions Take Milk Bowl Front Row

ACT Champions Take Milk Bowl Front Row at Thunder Road

Barre, VT – 2014 American Canadian Tour Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH claimed his fourth career Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award as he set the fast time of the day with a 13.114 second lap at Barre’s Thunder Road on Saturday, October 11. Starting on the outside pole will be 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC when the first segment of the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl rolls off tomorrow, Sunday, October 12.

The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald qualified to the first segment as the third fastest time in the time trials. 2014 Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell, Cody Blake and seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr each won one of the three Late Model Triple 50 qualifiers following time trial and qualify to positions 4-7 in the first segment.
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Milk Bowl Favors Thunder Road Regulars

TR_RegularsWaterbury, VT – The 2014 People’s United Bank Milk Bowl has the makings of a battle between the Thunder Road (TR) regular teams and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) teams. The depth of the TR teams seems to give an edge to the Thunder Road regulars. Champions like Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole), Hudson, NH, Alex Labbe from Quebec City and Patrick Laperle, Montreal, QC, will join touring regulars Jimmy Hebert, Bobby Therrien and Jeff White, but it’s the regular Thunder Road weekly teams that look to make 2014 their year to kiss the cow.

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