Barre, VT – The 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl will be the deciding race in the battle for the 50th Anniversary Season Titles for the support divisions at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. While the Milk Bowl is not a point counting event for the ACT Late Models, the NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors will all decide their champions on Sunday, September 27. The 2009 “King of the Road” Jean-Paul Cyr was crowned after the final Late Model point counting event in August.
Current NAPA Tiger Sportsmen point leader Pete Ainsworth of Middlesex clings to an eight point lead over Williamstown’s Jimmy Hebert. Ainsworth has scored an incredible six top fives so far this season. Ainsworth and Hebert will also have to hold off Tony Rossi and Brendan Moodie in third and fourth respectively who still have a shot of pulling off the upset. It would be the first Sportsman track championship for any one of these four.
In the Allen Lumber Street Stock division Hyde Park’s Tucker Williams used his fourth win of the season at the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic to pull himself back within seven points of point leader Gary Mullen of Tunbridge. Mullen and rookie Williams have had a stranglehold on the top two spots for the last four events, but third place Mike Martin and fourth place Jason Corliss can’t be counted out. Corliss pulled off a come from behind championship in 2008 to take the title by one point.
Montpelier’s Donnie Yates has all but wrapped up the Power Shift Junkyard Warrior championship. Yates has accumulated six wins and twelve top fives in 16 starts during the 2009 season. Ken Christman currently holds the second position but Kevin Streeter, Kevin Dodge and Lance Donald are all within 27 points.
Two-day general admission for the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl, including Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day is $25 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 to 12. Admission for Saturday only is $10 for adults and free for kids. The gates will open at 10 a.m. and post time is set for 1 p.m. for both days. For additional information, including a full weekend schedule, visit www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com or call (802) 244-6963.