Projects to be completed with help from sanctioning body
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway already has its first “win” in the 2017 stock car racing season. An announcement was made on Saturday, February 18, during a conference at The Plaza Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., that the Rutland County facility has been awarded a $10,000 grant from NASCAR for capital improvements and facility upgrades.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway enters its 51st season of stock car racing in 2017 and its seventh consecutive year under NASCAR sanction. Located on Route 22A in pastoral West Haven, Vt., the venue has the unique distinction as the only facility in North America with two weekly short tracks – a 1/2-mile Asphalt Track and a 3/10-mile Dirt Track – competing in the grassroots NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.
The $10,000 grant has been earmarked to help complete two projects at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Once finished, a technical inspection building – the shell of which was erected in 2015 – will provide officials and race teams with a pit area garage to perform pre-race and post-race work. In addition, a large section of pavement in the pit area that has been damaged by weather and erosion will be excavated and replaced.