53rd Milk Bowl Welcomes All Challengers

53rd Milk Bowl Welcomes All Challengers


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_1158.JPG):The 2015 Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl will once again attract top ACT Late Model talent from throughout the Northeast. (Alan Ward/Big Al's Photos)>>


Barre, VT – The 53rd Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre's Thunder Road on Sunday, October 11 will once again present the toughest challenge of the season for American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model teams. Drivers from throughout the Northeast United States and Canada will converge at the ¼-mile speedway this weekend vying for the $10,000 guaranteed top prize in the Thunder Road season finale.


The Milk Bowl historically attracts a "melting pot" of Late Model competitors. This year one of the most diverse fields in recent memory will take on the unique three-segment event, including former winners and track champions from around the region.


"Recent Milk Bowls have been very high scoring events because of the tremendous parity we have in Late Model racing," ACT President Tom Curley said. "This means lots of potential winners. When you have arguably the best weekly division going against the deepest and most talented touring division on what is probably the toughest short track with the toughest format for stock car racing – what's not to like?!


"$10,000 to win, lap money, kissing a cow, and getting your name forever in a granite monument is just part of what makes the Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl a do-not-miss race for fans and competitors."


Defending Milk Bowl Champion Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald leads the field of challengers. MacDonald is fresh off a victory in the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and will try to become the fifth driver to win back-to-back Milk Bowls.


A number of other former Milk Bowl winners will try and add another entry to the record books. Three-time Milk Bowl Champion Brian Hoar of Williston; Hudson, NH's Joey Polewarczyk Jr.; Barre's Nick Sweet; and Graniteville's John Donahue are all expected.


Meanwhile a host of drivers will try to become the 36th different winner of "the toughest short-track stock car race in North America." Top ACT racers such as Windham, ME's Brad Babb and Blainville, QC's Jonathan Bouvrette have entered the Milk Bowl, while multi-time Thunder Road weekly winners including Trampas Demers, Mike Bailey, and Matt White look to put their home-track advantage to good use.


Invaders such as former Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Champion Dave Farrington Jr. and newly crowned Devil's Bowl Speedway Champion Josh Masterson will try to upset the status quo. Even top Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen drivers Jason Woodard and Stephen Donahue have joined the fray and will make their first Thunder Road Late Model attempts.


The Milk Bowl is known for its format which promotes no-holds-barred racing from the first green flag. The event consists of three 50-lap segments, with the starting grid for the second and third segments set by inverting the finish from the previous segment. Drivers receive one point for first, two points for second, and so forth in each segment. The driver with the lowest combined score is the winner.


The two-day event kicks off at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 10 with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day. Time trials and "Triple 50" qualifying races will help set the 30-car Milk Bowl starting field. The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will also hold time trials and the first segments of their Mini Milk Bowls.


The Last Chance "B" Feature rolls onto the track at 12:15pm on Sunday, October 11. Opening ceremonies for the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl will follow.


Adult admission is $30 for a two-day ticket, $25 for Sunday only, or $10 for Saturday only. Kids 12 and under are admitted free both days.


For more information contact the Thunder Road offices at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visitwww.thunderroadspeedbowl.com or www.acttour.com.



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PASS Cancels Myrtle Beach Race Due To Historic Flooding And Impending Forecast

PASS Cancels Myrtle Beach Race Due To Historic Flooding And Impending Forecast


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CHARLOTTE, NC (October 7) – Due to the recent historic floods in South Carolina and this weekend's impending forecast for the area, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have cancelled this Saturday night's Bash At The Beach II at Myrtle Beach Speedway for the PASS South Super Late Models.  Officials have been monitoring the recent flooding in the area around Myrtle Beach Speedway and, due to the high probability of rain currently forecasted for Saturday, have decided that its in everyone's best interest to cancel the event at this point.  Furthermore, conditions are expected to deteriorate in Horry County, especially in nearby Conway, due to the flooding of the Waccamaw River.  An estimated 11 trillion gallons of water have fallen in the state of South Carolina over the last week.

"The events in South Carolina over the last week have really been hard to watch and are thoughts are with everyone down there," said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  "Despite our best efforts to try and make this race happen, the weather doesn't look like it will cooperate.  As the flooding continues and with many roads either closed are washed out, we feel like its best in the interest of safety to cancel this weekend's activities."

Next up for PASS will be return of "The Howler" to Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Saturday, October 24.  This will be the final event of the PASS National Championship series for the Super Late Models, while the PASS Pro Late Models, Renegades and Front Wheel Drive divisions will fill out the remainder of the racing card.  Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule will soon be posted at ProAllStarsSeries.com

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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Samantha Shaw Secures a Seat for the Autumn Colours Classic Young Guns Showcase

Samantha Shaw Secures a Seat for the Autumn Colours Classic Young Guns Showcase

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Short track racing has always been about catching a break. Being in the right spot at the right time to gain a position in the running order, or landing a ride instead of watching the action from the sidelines.


With Peterborough Speedway's 23rdAnnual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – on the horizon, Samantha Shaw will make the starting line-up in the Mini Stock edition APC Auto Parts Young Guns Showcase. The 20 year-old – who is attending the University of Waterloo and studying to be a veterinarian – will wheel Danny Benedict's #54 Mustang in the inaugural spotlight event for drivers 21 or younger. Car owner and crew chief Doug Benedict says putting the former Sunset Speedway regular is a win-win situation for the team.


"While he's eligible to run the event himself, Danny will be making the trek from Ottawa – where he's attending classes at Algonquin College – late Friday afternoon and wouldn't get much seat time," said Benedict. "Sam has been one of the team's biggest cheerleaders throughout the year and although she ran a limited schedule this season, she had a main event win in 2014 so we're confident that she can get the job done."


Benedict says Shaw will practice the car and provide feedback on whatever changes need to be made prior to the first round of qualifying for the Mini Stock division. In many ways, the chance to run the Young Guns Showcase will be a way to say 'thanks' for helping the team through a tight spot while their regular driver is in transit from the Nation's Capital. 


"Danny had a great season, finishing just outside of the top 5 in the final standings at Sunset, but it all started with an opening night feature win at Peterborough," said Doug Benedict. "This has long been one of our favourite events on the schedule, so we're hoping for a strong run and are happy to have Samantha's help to get the car ready."


Photo attachment: Team supplied


Samantha Shaw will drive Danny Benedict's #54 Mustang in the inaugural Mini Stock APC Young Guns Showcase during the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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