BARRE, Vt. - Brian Hoar claimed his third career Milk Bowl win at Thunder Road Sunday. Hoar claimed the 49th running of the Milk Bowl by winning two segments, holding off a hard charging Nick Sweet over the final 15 laps of the third and final segment. Hoar and his Rick Paya Motorsports team will cash a check of over $10,000 including lap money.
Hoar and Barre's Nick Sweet trailed Scott Payea going into the third 75 lap segment. Payea held the lead with ten points, while Sweet had twelve points and Hoar had thirteen.
Sweet, the 2010 Thunder Road "King of the Road," followed Hoar through the field during the third and final segment including a three wide move to stick to Hoar's rear bumper. The duo took the first and second spots with under fifteen laps remaining to setup the final duel. Sweet made a charge on the outside, but didn't have enough to get by. The pair both finished with a combined 14 points with Hoar winning the tie breaker with a better third segment finish.
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