Story By: THUNDER ROAD SPEEDBOWL – BARRE, VT – Thunder Road and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have postponed the Northfield Savings Bank Vermont Milk Bowl until October 16 and 17 due to an inclement weather outlook.
Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day will be held on Saturday, October 16 with the 59th Vermont Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 17 on FloRacing.
Officials had previously cancelled the Qualifying Day activities scheduled for October 2 on account of rain. The forecast for Sunday, October 3 isn’t much better, with most outlets calling for a 60% chance of showers throughout the morning and afternoon. Based on this forecast, it was determined the track could not reasonably condense both the Saturday and Sunday cards into one day.
As such, both Milk Bowl programs will now be run in full on October 16 and 17. The event schedule and divisions remain the same apart from the date change. Due to the rescheduling, the Flying Tiger Oxford Open that was scheduled for October 16 has been cancelled.
All advance tickets and three-day pit passes will be honored at the make-up events. If anyone with advance tickets or a three-day pit pass cannot attend on the new dates, please call the Thunder Road/ACT offices at (802) 244-6963 ext. 4 or email email@example.com for further information.
“Unfortunately, crowning the 59th Milk Bowl champion will have to wait two more weeks,” Thunder Road/ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “We might have been able to squeeze in just the original Sunday events based on the forecast, but not both day’s events. The teams and fans deserve to get a full Milk Bowl in, and postponing is the only sure way to give them that.”
“We also apologize to the Flying Tiger teams that were looking forward to going to Oxford,” Michaud continued. “There was going to be a schedule conflict unless we waited until the end of October, and we decided we couldn’t risk that based on past history with Northeast weather. Tom Mayberry of Oxford was very understanding of the situation and of us needing to prioritize the Milk Bowl on our schedule, and we thank him for that.”
Northfield Savings Bank Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend resumes Saturday, October 16 at 1:00pm with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day. The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models will run time trials and 50-lap qualifying races to help set the Milk Bowl starting field. The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and RK Miles Street Stocks are running group time trials and the first segment of their Mini Milk Bowls. Saturday’s card also includes two-segment Mini Milk Bowls for the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks of White Mountain Motorsports Park plus the Junior Champ Karts.
Sunday, October 3 is the 59th Northfield Savings Bank Vermont Milk Bowl. Action begins at 12:15pm with the Last Chance B-Feature to set the final four starting spots. The first of three 50-lap segments goes green at 1:30pm. Sunday’s program also features the final segment of the Flying Tiger and Street Stock Mini Milk Bowls plus a two-segment Milk Bowl Bowl for the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors.
Sunday admission is $30 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. Saturday admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. All three-day tickets and pit passes that have already been purchased will be honored at the make-up date.