From the monthly archives: "September 2007"

BARRE, VT – Hometown stock car racer Nick Sweet and Hinesburg rookie driver Bobby Therrien shone at
the season-ending Chittenden Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday afternoon.  In front of the
season’s largest crowd, both youngsters captured not only feature event victories in their respective
divisions, they were also crowned Thunder Road Champions.

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BARRE, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car driver Patrick Laperle of Montreal earned a
convincing victory in the 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT on Sunday.  The recently crowned Champion of the Serie ACT Castrol in his native Canada took the win with a dominating nine-point spread over runner-up Ben Rowe of Turner, ME in the three-segment, cumulatively scored race.

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A Night of Firsts Lands Hindman In Victory Lane In the “Over the Mountain 150”

HICKORY, NC (September 30, 2007)Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) has been the site of many firsts when it comes to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model tour in the last two years.  Hickory was the site of the first ever PASS South race in April 2006 and saw Mike Rowe take the first checkered flag.  It was the site of Ryan Lawler’s first-ever PASS South victory and he has turned that success into two more series wins since then. 

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Ryan Lawler’s Hickory Dominance Comes to an End With Sudden Drop Out Late

HICKORY, NC (September 29, 2007)Heath Hindman put an end to Ryan Lawler’s dominance in the PASS South Super Late Model series at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) Saturday night in the “Over the Mountain 150” for his first-career PASS South victory.  Hindman took the lead for good on lap 143, when Lawler, who had won the previous two PASS South events at Hickory and had a dominating performance Saturday going for his third in a row, suddenly slowed in turn one under caution with a bad alternator.

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Different Drivers Have Different Agendas As Season Winds Down

NAPLES, ME (September 27, 2007) – As the race season winds down, so are the chances to see the drivers of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models before they pack it in for a winter of bench racing.  There are just two PASS North events just to run in 2007 and the next one will be a Saturday night shootout at All-Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire on October 6th.

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       WATERBURY, VT – The stations of Radio Vermont will produce weekend-long coverage of the American-Canadian Tour’s 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl stock car event at Barre’s Thunder Road.  A live Milk Bowl preview show will run from 5:00-6:00pm on Saturday, Sept. 29, with same-day event coverage beginning at 6:00pm on Sunday, Sept. 30.  Both programs will broadcast on WDEV AM 550-Waterbury and WDEV FM 96.1-Warren and FM 96.5 serving Barre.

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       BERLIN, VT – Annie Burke of Harvest Hills Farm in Berlin, VT reports that her lovely Ayrshire cow,
Dickens, has won the annual Milk Bowl Beauty Pageant for a record fourth time.  Dickens will be standing in Victory Lane at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre on Sunday, Sept. 30 as the winner of the 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl stock car race is presented to her for the traditional winning kiss.  Dickens adds the Milk Bowl contest win to her lengthy list of achievements in 2007, which include first-place award ribbons at Vermont fairs in Barton, Rutland, Tunbridge, and Essex.
     

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       BARRE, VT – Stock car racing champions from the top short track series in America have entered this weekend’s 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl, a $10,000-to-win ACTion Super Series event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), at Thunder Road in Barre, VT, Sat./Sun, Sept. 29/30.  Leading the way are defending Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Champion Mike Rowe of Turner, ME and two-time NASCAR Busch East Series king Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, NH.  Each driver is also a former ACT Champion.

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Logano Makes it Official

Joe Gibbs Racing’s 17-Year-Old Development Driver the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series Champion

DOVER, Del. (Sept. 21, 2007) – All Joey Logano had to do was start Friday’s season-ending Sunoco 150 NASCAR Busch East Series race at Dover International Speedway to clinch the 2007 Busch East championship. He did that and more by leading three times for a race-high 79 laps before finishing second in the 150-lap race on the 1-mile oval.
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Baril, Smith and Merrill Also Take Victories at Beech Ridge

NAPLES, ME (September 23, 2007) – For the second time in his career, Mike Rowe has become the big winner of the PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.  Rowe won the headlining race of the weekend, a 300-lap Super Late Model feature, during the inaugural event in 2005 and he repeated that fete again Sunday, by holding off Alan Wilson and Derek Ramstrom for the victory.

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       BARRE, VT – Booth Brothers Dairy, Vermont’s Freshest and Finest, and H.P. Hood will present the coveted Pole Award at the 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl stock car race at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Saturday, Sept. 29.  American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competitors from across the northeastern United States and Canada will attempt to break the Thunder Road single-lap time trial record of 12.935 seconds set last year by teenage sensation Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH.

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