The 44th Annual Vermont Milk Bowl at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road has new underwriting for its 2007 season-ending stock car event.  Chittenden, a major banking institution in Vermont for over 100 years, will support the tate’s largest annual sports event that in 2006 was voted by American promoters as the top short track (under ½-mile) race in the nation.

      “Supporting Vermont traditions is part of our world at Chittenden, and sponsoring the Milk Bowl seemed like a natural choice.  We look forward to celebrating the big event with our fellow Vermonters on race day,” said Chittenden President and CEO John W. Kelley.

      Defending Chittenden Milk Bowl Champion Brent Dragon of Milton, VT noted, “Adding Chittenden to the race can only be a positive thing for all involved in racing.”

       The Chittenden Milk Bowl’s format, with three 50-lap segments, complete field inversions for the second and third legs, and a scoring system based on best finishes in each round, is unique.  A perfect score of three points (three segment wins), has been achieved just three times since 1962.

       Over 50 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model race teams are expected to attempt qualifying, with only 28 comprising the starting grid.  Entries have already been received from throughout the Northeastern United States and eastern Canada for the $60,000+ race.

       Booth Bros./H.P. Hood time trials, “Triple 50” qualifying races, and additional qualifying for Thunder
Road support divisions begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 29.

       A last-chance “B” Feature will kick off the action on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:00pm, followed by pre-
Chittenden Milk Bowl ceremonies and race Segment I.  Championship deciding events for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman and Allen Lumber Street Stock divisions are also featured in the Thunder Road 2007 finale.

       For more information about the 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl, call (802) 244-6963, or visit or