Brown leads tight title race; support division specials on tap
WEST HAVEN, VT – Modified stock car driver “Downtown” Jackie Brown Jr. has found a comfortable groove on The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2015, but he’ll be anything but relaxed on Sunday, October 4 in the track’s season finale. The Stove Depot presents the 100-lap “King of the Clay” event for the track’s Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified division, and Brown has plenty on the line.
The former Accord (NY) Speedway champion has finished sixth or better each time that he has made the 300-mile round trip from his home in Hurley, NY. Brown and car owners Albert and Florence Sanville of Canaan, NH find their No. 92 Flo’s Concessions entry with a slim three-point lead on Josh Sunn entering the championship finale for the Berlin Optical Expressions Dirt Track Series, and will try to lock up the title with their first victory in the “King of the Clay” 100.
Sunn, of White River Junction, VT, is also seeking his first Devil’s Bowl win, but has three runner-up finishes to his credit on The Dirt Track since its opening last fall. Kenny Tremont Jr. and Tim Hodge are also well within reach of the title, as both sit within 13 points of Brown’s lead. Tremont is a two-time winner on The Dirt Track, and Hodge has been a consistent threat all season. Other top contenders expected on Sunday include feature winners Tim LaDuc and Bobby Hackel, young guns Justin Comes, Trevor Rocke, and Anthony Alger, veterans Vince Quenneville Jr., Billy Lussier, and Jack Gentile, and 2014 champion Adam Pierson.