3-time Vermont Milk Bowl Champion To Start On Front Row Sunday

BARRE, Vt. – Eight-time ACT Late Model Tour champion Brian Hoar of Williston, Vt., qualified on the outside of the front row for the People’s United Milk Bowl, becoming one of just two guaranteed starters for the 51st annual event at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Saturday, October 5.

Hoar, a three-time Vermont Milk Bowl champion, toured the quarter-mile oval in 13.206 seconds and will start second in the 30-car field on Sunday afternoon. The first of three 50-lap segments takes the green flag at 1:30 p.m.

“I think with these new (American Racer) tires, they’re going to throw everybody for a loop,” Hoar said. “It’s going to be interesting. I think we have a good shot at it, and we’re starting in the right area for sure.”
Hoar Qualifies 2nd For 51st Annual Milk Bowl
Hoar won the event most recently in 2011. He also won the Milk Bowl back-to-back in 1998-99, and he’s a six-time pole winner for the event.

The top two starting spots in the field were set by time trials Saturday, with the remainder of the field being filled through three 50-lap qualifying races, qualifying speeds, a last-chance race and provisional starting spots.

Hoar’s RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger is decked out with pink numerals, lettering and wheels in honor of breast cancer awareness month in October.

Sandy Hoar, Brian’s wife, is a breast cancer survivor.

“My wife is a survivor, and we’re a big supporter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Hoar said. “Every October, we decal the car (in pink), and I love everything about it – except those wheels. I hope my wife likes it.”

Hoar has won the opening segment of the Milk Bowl in each of the last two seasons, and he has eight segment wins overall in his career to place him third on the all-time list among segment winners.