Officials Release 61st Vermont Milk Bowl Official Entry And Information

(Press release from Thunder Road International Speedbowl)

Thunder Road officials released the Official Entry Blank for the 61st Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank and the Milk Bowl Lap Sponsor Form online at in preparation for the biggest stock car racing event of the year here in the Green Mountain State (Photo: Erik Tavares/Thunder Road)

The chilly temperatures filling the air lately have Thunder Road officials looking towards the beautiful fall foliage and autumn atmosphere, which can only mean one thing; The 61st Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank is just around the corner and officials have released the Official Entry Blank and Lap Sponsor Form for fans, drivers and sponsors to prepare themselves for the largest annual stock car racing spectacle in the State of Vermont on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Both forms are available online at

Once again, the Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank features a purse totaling over $100,000 with purse money, lap money and contingency prizes up for grabs. Beginning on Saturday, September 30th, the Time Trial fast-time polesitter will earn the $1,000 Booth Bros/Hood Pole Award with the outside pole earning $500 before the ‘Triple-50’ heat race qualifiers. Each heat features its own $4,300 purse with heat winners earning a cool $1,000 and paying down through the tenth-place finisher. By earning the pole and winning his heat last October, Chris Pelkey walked into Milk Bowl Sunday $2,000 richer!

Sunday, October 1st features the three-segment Vermont Milk Bowl with all the marbles waiting at the final lap of segment three. The winner will receive $12,000 while all qualified drivers are guaranteed $1,100 to start the show. $15,000 in lap money is available at $100 for each of the 150 circuits paying out the top three leaders in that lap: $50 to lead, $30 for the second-place runner and $20 for the third-place runner. Once again, there is also a $10,000 bonus should the winner produce the ‘Perfect Score’ of 3-points by winning all three segments and a bonus of $5,000 is also available for a 4 or 5-point Milk Bowl victory. 

“We always look forward to the Milk Bowl, I think it’s safe to say it’s everyone’s favorite show,” said Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud. “It’ll be pretty hard to beat the competition we’ve had the last couple years but they all prove the Milk Bowl never goes out of style and continuously produces world-class racing.”

The Vermont Milk Bowl has been contested in the Green Mountain State since 1962. Named ‘The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America’ by Ken Squier, the Milk Bowl is a unique three-segment Monza-style event with drivers earning points based on their finish in each segment. The first segment is created through Time Trial speeds and ‘Triple-50’ heat race qualifiers before a wild Last Chance B-Feature. The finish of each segment is inverted to create the line-up for the following segment. The driver with the lowest point total takes the $12,000 cash prize and lobs a kiss on a genuine Vermont beauty, only the finest Jersey Dairy Cow will do, before hoisting the iconic milk can trophy. 

Until then, Thunder Road’s championship season continues on Thursday, August 17th with Vermont Tire & Service Night. Vermont Tire & Service Night will feature the second Double Purse night of the 2023 season for all four Thunder Road divisions courtesy of Thunder Road’s streaming partner FloRacing along with the annual Kid’s Poster Night for youngsters to celebrate their favorite Thunder Road drivers! Post Time is set for 7:00pm with adult general admission set at $15, children 12-6 for $5 and kids five and under are free! The Family Four Pack (two adults, two kids) is also available for $30.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.

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