Contributed by: ACT Staff
New Faces Take on Chittenden Milk Bowl
Lots of new names will be at Barre’s Thunder Road this weekend for their first Chittenden Milk Bowl experience. These “outsiders” will invade the Barre highbanks to take on the Thunder Road and American Canadian Tour regulars in the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl on Sunday, September 27.Newcomers Wayne Helliwell, Jr. (2009 Lee USA Champion), Quebec’s Daniel Bergeron, stock car builder Jeff Taylor, White Mountain’s Bernie Lantagne and Travis Fadden will take on local favorites Dave Pembroke, 2009 King of the Road Jean-Paul Cyr, Nick Sweet, Phil Scott, Jamie Fisher and Eric Williams among others.
“Its fun competing against new faces and we proved at Loudon last weekend that you don’t have to know one another to race each other with respect,” said Barre’s Nick Sweet. Sweet turned heads when he finished second at the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH last Saturday, September 19.
With no points on the line and over $75,000 in purse up for grabs, the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl is an intriguing event for many Late Model competitors from around the Northeast. With track champions already decided at most tracks in the area the Milk Bowl could turn out to be one of the best showcases of ACT Late Model competition in 2009.Milk Bowl weekend will kick off with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day on Saturday, September 26 at 1 pm. Times Trials as well as Triple 50 qualifiers will be run on Saturday to decide the first 24 starting positions of segment one. The final six positions will be filled after the Last Chance race at 1 pm on Sunday, September 27th, with the first segment of the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl soon to follow.