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Edwards Crowned King, Hanson Makes History at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Packed house watches Vermont dirt track opener 

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – It’s sometimes better to be lucky than good, but Chad Edwards found out that it’s even better to be both at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, May 28.  A big crowd got its money’s worth at the action-packed event and saw Edwards survive a rough race to win the “Green Mountain State Clash” for the King of Dirt Series Sportsman Modifieds and Lacey Hanson make history as the first woman in Vermont racing history to win a Sprint Car race.  Joey Trudeau and Jason Porter were also in victory lane during the event.

Edwards, of Mayfield, N.Y., was one of a track record 42 Sportsman Modified drivers on hand for the Devil’s Bowl dirt racing season opener, which also kicked off the traveling King of Dirt Series and the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Eastern Region.  Aggressive driving and a soft track surface played a factor in the main event, leading to rash of caution flags late in the going, but the racing was competitive throughout the distance.

Cody Bleau of Defreestville, N.Y., led the opening 20 laps from the pole position, collecting $400 in lap leader bonus money in the process.  Kenny Tremont Jr. took command at lap 21 and was challenged by Scott Duell and Rocky Warner, and that trio battled in close quarters for several laps.

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Modified Ace Proctor Doubles Down at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Ron Proctor has made one thing clear: The asphalt track title at Devil’s Bowl Speedway will have to go through him.  The longtime stock car driver and former two-time champion made it back-to-back wins at the Vermont track to open the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season on Saturday, May 27, taking his second dominant score in a row.  Also winning at the event were Jim McKiernan, Brad Bertrand, Connor Watrous, and Richie Turner.

Proctor’s victory came in a 50-lap feature event for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division, which featured an experimental format for the first time.  The race was run in three stages, with Billy Lussier easily winning the first 20-lap leg and $250.  After a random re-draw done by fans to line up the middle round, Vince Quenneville Jr. dominated the second stage – a 15-lap sprint – and also copped $250.

Quenneville drew an invert pill of “six” after his victory to set up the final 15-lap dash, putting Charlton, N.Y., driver Proctor on the pole for the third stage.  For the second week in a row, Proctor quickly drew away from the field and stormed to the victory and a quick $500.  Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, N.Y., rebounded from a miserable outing at the season opener to take second place, and Joey Roberts of Fletcher, Vt., was third.  Lussier and Jackie Brown Jr. completed the official top five finishers.
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Canadian Bouvrette Last to First in ACT Spring Green Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Proctor dominates Sportsman Modified opener

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Jonathan Bouvrette blew the field away at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 20, driving from last on the 27-car starting field to win the 43rd annual “Spring Green 117” event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT).  The Blainville, Québec driver’s memorable march started with a flat tire on the starting grid, but ended with his career-first victory in the United States.

Bouvrette was scheduled t o start 14th but ducked into the pit area for a tire change during pre-race pace laps.  As he began his climb through the field, fellow Québec driver Dany Trépanier ran up front in a fierce, showstopping battle with Vermont drivers Bobby Therrien and Scott Payea.  The trio banged fenders and beat on doors as they weaved through lapped traffic, thrilling the large crowd as Dillon Moltz and Rich Dubeau also became players in the front of the pack.

Bouvrette’s No. 41 Traffic Tech/Motos Illimitees Ford entered the picture late in the going, joining the lead group at a restart on lap 76.  He picked cars off one by one on the outside lane, eventually drawing even with leader Therrien with 20 laps remaining.  Bouvrette took the lead at lap 98 and withstood a final restart five laps later to sail to the win.

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“Joey Pole” Returning to Honor Curley at ACT Spring Green at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Former ACT champion announces plans to compete as salute to mentor

WEST HAVEN, VT – Joey Polewarczyk Jr. will pay tribute to a stock car racing legend on Saturday night, May 20, when he returns to American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competition in honor of the late Tom Curley.  Known by racing fans across the country as “Joey Pole,” the former champion will make his first ACT start of the 2017 season at the “Spring Green 117” event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.

The Spring Green marks the first ACT race held since Curley – the series’ innovative and award-winning founder and president – passed away on May 5 after a years-long fight with COPD.

Polewarczyk, of Hudson, NH, started his ACT career at age 14 after being granted a special age exemption by Curley; at the time he was the youngest driver in ACT history.  Now approaching his 28th birthday, Polewarczyk is one of New England’s most popular and accomplished drivers.  Polewarczyk owns 19 ACT victories and the 2014 championship, as well as wins with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and the Granite State Pro Stock Series.  He has also won the Oxford 250, the Vermont Milk Bowl, the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and several other prestigious races, and often credits lessons learned from Curley as a key to his success.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Postpones “Rutland County Rumble” to June 10

Spring Green tries again on May 20

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has been bitten again by Mother Nature, and has been forced to postpone the inaugural “Rutland County Rumble” presented by Down And Dirty on Saturday, May 13.  The highly anticipated event was scheduled to host an afternoon of Truck & Tractor Pulls followed by a Demolition Derby in the evening.

The weekend’s weather forecast calls for heavy rain and forces the second event postponement in as many weeks to open the season at Devil’s Bowl.  In addition, recent rains have left the track’s clay surface extremely soft and would put the quality of the program in jeopardy.

As a result, the Rutland County Rumble has been rescheduled in its entirety to Saturday, June 10.  Pit area gates will open at 9:00 a.m. with general admission grandstands opening at 11:00 a.m.  The pulling portion of the event will begin at 12:00 noon with Altered Farm Tractors, Super Stock Trucks, 2.6 Pro Diesel Trucks, and 2.5 Diesel Trucks.  The Demolition Derby for four- and six-cylinder cars will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m.  The event is sponsored by “Down And Dirty” which promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle for young Vermonters.

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A-Verdi to Present King of Dirt Small Block Modified Race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

New era begins for KOD as 358-Modifieds return to Vermont on Tuesday, June 13

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will help usher in a new era in 2017 for the King Of Dirt Racing Series, and the excitement surrounding the KOD organization has helped to usher in a new partnership at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The Vermont track welcomes A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions to present the first-ever KOD “358” Small Block Modified race in history on Tuesday night, June 13.

The event kicks off the brand-new tour for Rob Hazer’s KOD group, which will complement championship schedules for KOD’s Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. While all three classes will run at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in highly-anticipated events in 2017, the 40-lap inaugural for the Elmo’s Auto Body King of Dirt Small Block Modified tour has been the talk of the town.

A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions will be the presenting sponsor of that event, putting an official title on a working relationship that began in earnest several years ago. Devil’s Bowl Speedway has utilized storage containers and services from A-Verdi since 2013, and in addition to supporting the KOD race, the family owned and operated company will be an official season-long partner at the facility in 2017. Based in nearby Washington County, N.Y., and serving most of Vermont as well New York State, the A-Verdi Office & Storage Solutions group has been a big supporter of several forms of motorsports for many years.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Car Show Heading to Downtown Rutland on May 21

See the cars and meet the stars in two locations

RUTLAND, Vt. – The City of Rutland, Vt., will once again host the cars and stars of Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the annual “Devil’s Bowl Downtown” car show on Sunday, May 21.  Stock car racing machines and local drivers will be on hand for the fun, free, and family-friendly event in the heart of Vermont’s third-largest city, which coincides with the City’s annual “Blessing of the Bikes” charity event.

The Devil’s Bowl Downtown event is a favorite among fans of all ages.  Speedway officials, the Downtown Rutland Partnership, and the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club bring together motorcycle riders and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competitors from Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 1/2-mile Asphalt Track and 3/10-mile Dirt Track for an exciting day of interaction with racing fans, gearheads, and newcomers.

The day begins at Rutland’s newest restaurant, Ground Round Grill & Bar, coming soon to the site of the former Ponderosa Steakhouse on U.S. Route 7.  Racecars are on display from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and then the show moves to Center Street and Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland at 11:00 a.m.  Fans can see the cars up close, meet the drivers, and greet the Red Knights as they arrive around 12:30 p.m. for the annual Blessing of the Bikes.  The Downtown portion of the show also offers dining, shopping, and entertainment options for everyone.

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ACT Spring Green Returns to Open Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 51st Season

Regional Late Model Stars Headed to Rutland County for May 7 Opener

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is ready to roar for its 51st season of stock car racing, and the schedule opens with the return of one of the year’s biggest and most important traditional events: The “Spring Green.”  The sleek Late Model cars and the regional stars of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) join the local favorites of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for a pavement-pounding show on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m.

The Spring Green race has a storied and somewhat quirky history.  The event began at the former Catamount Stadium in Milton, Vt., in 1974, running 74 laps in distance.  After Catamount closed in 1987, the event bounced between three facilities including the 1/2-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, which previously hosted the race four times.  The Spring Green returns to West Haven, Vt., in 2017 with a 117-lap distance.

The list of past Spring Green winners reads like an all-star lineup.  Brothers Beaver and Bobby Dragon, Dave Dion, Jean-Paul Cabana, Stub Fadden, and Robbie Crouch are former winners, along with Vermont NASCAR star Kevin Lepage and Canadian icon Junior Hanley.  Modern-era winners include Governor Phil Scott, second-generation star Brent Dragon, and former Devil’s Bowl champs Todd Stone and Jean-Paul Cyr.  ACT greats Brian Hoar and Wayne Helliwell Jr. each won the Spring Green twice during its previous Devil’s Bowl run in 2011-2014.

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Billings Files First Official Demolition Derby Entry at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is getting ready to make the ground shake, and Mark Billings Jr. is first in line. Billings has filed the first official Demolition Derby entry for the inaugural “Rutland County Rumble” on Saturday, May 13, and is ready to smash his way to a $1,000 payday.

The event will be a can’t-miss show, featuring the return of both the Demolition Derby and Truck & Tractor Pulls to Devil’s Bowl Speedway after many years away. The event begins at 12:00 noon with pulling in three truck classes and the popular Altered Farm Tractor class. The Demolition Derby is expected to begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. to cap off a fun day of action. The event has gained a ton of interest from across the region since being announced last month, and the phone has been ringing off the hook at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway office.

The Demolition Derby is open to any competitor with a four-cylinder or six-cylinder car. The event will crash its way through heats, consolations, and a feature event paying $1,000 to the winner. Billings is expected to be joined by many top demo derby drivers from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and beyond.

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Excitement Building for King of Dirt Series Events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Vermont track will host all three KOD tours in 2017

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The buzz is getting louder around Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the new stock car racing season, and lots of attention is being centered on the King of Dirt Racing Series (KOD) coming to the Vermont facility.   One of the fastest-growing dirt track racing organizations in the country, KOD begins its third season of competition in 2017 and its three exciting classes will each make their Devil’s Bowl debut during the year.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens its 2017 Dirt Track schedule on Sunday, May 28, with the KOD/DIRTcar East 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Sportsman Modifieds presented by Dean’s Electrical Services and Dodson Construction.  The “Green Mountain State Clash” event should certainly live up to its billing as local NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman drivers will defend the home turf against the KOD invaders.  The 35-lap race is expected to draw a large field of stout entries from across New England and New York.

Devil’s Bowl champion Bobby Hackel will have his hands full with home-track stars Kenny Tremont Jr., Tim LaDuc, Vince Quenneville Jr., Justin Comes, 2016 Rookie of the Year Justin Severance, and more.  KOD Sportsman stars expected include defending champion Connor Cleveland, 2015 titleholder Rocky Warner, David Schilling, Michael Sabia, Cody Bleau, Mark Mortensen, Kevin Chaffee, Brian Pessolano, Scott Duell, and more.  The KOD Sportsman tour carries DIRTcar Eastern Region sanctioning, and drivers seeking the prestigious Mr. DIRTcar title may also enter the event.

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Hafertepe Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals Opener

MESQUITE, Texas (March 17, 2017) Picking up seemingly where he left off in 2016, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. led start to finish to pick up his first win of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in the series opener at the 44th Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals.

“I don’t know how good we really were. I thought I heard him [Henderson] behind me a few times but it may have very well be that we were just overturning it but I’ll tell you what, that car on the restarts was just so good rotating the corner,” commented Hafertepe.

“We had to make big changes after the Heat Race. We just weren’t where we needed to be. Everybody thinks I know this place really well, and I thought I did too but we just had to go to work on the car again and that’s what we did last year. If things weren’t going good, we just went after it and gave the car what we think it needed.”
Giving thanks to his crew, family, and fans Hafertepe followed up saying, “Right now I just have to say that I’ve got Shirley Kears in my thoughts and prayers for everything she’s going through right now and I hope things get better soon.”
Earning the outside of the front row, Hafertepe got the jump of pole sitter, Ryan Roberts, going into the first two turns. Chased by Justin Henderson through the opening laps, the BDS Motorsports No. 1 would get his first chance at the leader with a Lap 5 caution for Wayne Johnson who was having braking issues.
Unable to keep pace with Hafertepe’s Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h, the field went under the caution again on Lap 11.
Keeping the field at bay once again, the leaders quickly raced their way to the back of the field. Having to carefully time slide jobs through traffic, Henderson with Herrera in tow were able to close, but never able to capitalize as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. sped away to the victory by 1.786 second.
Chasing Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points for the first time, Justin Henderson crossed runner-up in the NSCHoF No. 1.
“Sam is on a different level here than most so running second to him isn’t bad. I don’t know if we had anything for him. Lapped traffic was difficult but this EMI Chassis, Parker Engine was great. Bryan [Sundby] worked hard all night and gave me a good car and just have to thank BDS Motorsports,” said Henderson of his runner-up result.
With the start of the race key to his success, Johnny Herrera took the race five wide on the opening lap to advance from eight to the final podium step.
“On the start, they left the top wide open. A few guys got tight there and I was able to sneak by and really, it was just a hope and a prayer. I knew we had to get there in a hurry before we fell in line because here, the guys that start up front tend to finish up front. Had I started front row, it would have been a different deal but hats off to Sam. I felt like we had a great car, and looking forward to tomorrow.”
Racing back and forth with Seth Bergman throughout most of the A-Feature, John Carney II captured the final transfer spot into Saturday’s championship feature event with Seth Bergman completing the top-five.
Moving up from 12th, Matt Covington came up to finish sixth with Blake Hahn seventh. Josh Baughman from 13th came up to eighth with Travis Rilat capturing the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night with a run from 18th to ninth. Advancing from 16th, Brandon Long completed the top-ten. Pairing with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region, Ray Allen Kulhanek was the highest finishing regional driver.
The opening night of the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals saw 48 drivers draw in for competition. Six Heat Races went to Josh Baughman, Johnny Herrera, Chad Wilson, John Carney II, Ryan Roberts, and Sean McClelland. Qualifiers were topped by Justin Henderson, Blake Hahn, and Wayne Johnson. The night’s B-Mains went to Dustin Morgan and Travis Rilat.
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Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas
44th Spring Nationals – Night 1
Friday, March 17, 2017
Car Count: 48
ButlerBuilt Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to a Qualifier)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[4]; 3. 2-Logan Payne[1]; 4. 17W-Harli White[5]; 5. 29-Travis Rilat[7]; 6. 4-Austin Mundie[8]; 7. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin[6]; 8. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty[5]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[4]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[1]; 5. 57-Jacob Lucas[6]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald[3]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[7]; 8. (DNF) M1-Mark Smith[8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17G-Chad Wilson[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 13M-Chance McCrary[4]; 4. 12W-Dale Wester[2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[8]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards[5]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 8. 76-Zane Lawrence[7]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[3]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[2]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 6. 84B-Scott Bogucki[6]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. 3C-Raven Culp[7]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ryan Roberts[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 07-Michael Bookout[2]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[7]; 5. 1J-Danny Jennings[4]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee[5]; 8. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks[6]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Sean McClelland[2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 3. 02-Brandon Long[3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[6]; 6. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[5]; 7. (DNF) 3-Sammy Swindell[4]; 8. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[7]
Hoosier Tire Qualifiers: (Top 16 in Combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 17G-Chad Wilson[4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 5. 11X-John Carney II[6]; 6. 02-Brandon Long[7]; 7. 03-Joe Wood Jr[10]; 8. 17W-Harli White[8]; 9. 13M-Chance McCrary[1]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester[9]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 18-Ryan Roberts[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 4. 2X-Tucker Doughty[6]; 5. 1S-Sean McClelland[5]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 7. 57-Jacob Lucas[8]; 8. 29-Travis Rilat[10]; 9. 99X-Dalton Stevens[9]; 10. 07-Michael Bookout[7]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[2]; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[6]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant[3]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm[9]; 9. 2-Logan Payne[7]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[10]
BMRS B-Feature: (Top 3 advance to the tail of the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[6]; 5. 84B-Scott Bogucki[7]; 6. 57-Jacob Lucas[3]; 7. 2-Logan Payne[5]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[11]; 9. 4-Austin Mundie[8]; 10. M1-Mark Smith[12]; 11. 3C-Raven Culp[13]; 12. 20G-Jake Greider[10]; 13. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; (DNS) 1J-Danny Jennings; (DNS) 84-Brandon Hanks; (DNS) 12W-Dale Wester
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat[3]; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant[2]; 3. 17W-Harli White[4]; 4. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 5. 88-Scottie McDonald[11]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 7. 51-Caleb Martin[8]; 8. 45-Martin Edwards[9]; 9. (DNF) 07-Michael Bookout[6]; 10. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[13]; 11. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[15]; 12. (DNF) 13M-Chance McCrary[5]; 13. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[12]; 14. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence[14]; 15. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[10]; (DNS) 3-Sammy Swindell
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 4. 11X-John Carney II[10]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[12]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[13]; 9. 29-Travis Rilat[18]; 10. 02-Brandon Long[16]; 11. 03-Joe Wood Jr[19]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[21]; 13. 7-Kaley Gharst[15]; 14. 93-Dustin Morgan[17]; 15. 17W-Harli White[22]; 16. (DNF) 18-Ryan Roberts[1]; 17. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty[3]; 18. (DNF) 17G-Chad Wilson[6]; 19. (DNF) 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[11]; 20. (DNF) 28-Tommy Bryant[20]; 21. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson[9]; 22. (DNF) 1S-Sean McClelland[14]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Travis Rilat +9
FSR High Point Driver: Ryan Roberts 
Provisional(s): N/A
Sources: ASCS PR

Devil’s Bowl Speedway “Facebook Live” Talk Show Keeping Off-Season Fun

“Let’s Talk Racing!” show has made over 330,000 Facebook impressions since December

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The winter months are usually not much fun for stock car racing fans in the Northeast, but Devil’s Bowl Speedway in snowy Vermont is changing that.  A weekly live talk show called “Let’s Talk Racing!” – airing every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook’s “Live” video platform – has kept fans and racers engaged in an upbeat, interactive program through positive use of social media.

Track promoter Mike Bruno and media director Justin St. Louis host the one-hour show on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s official Facebook page.  Since debuting on December 15, “Let’s Talk Racing!” has become a place to discuss news and information at the Rutland County facility, but the show has not been limited in its focus.  The hosts have a list of topics, but viewers are encouraged to have an active part in the show by posting questions and comments during the broadcast.  Several drivers have been guests, and a few episodes have been broadcast live on location from drivers’ race shops and garages.  The planned guest for Thursday, March 9, is Lyle DeVore, promoter of Howard Commander’s famed Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley Speedways in New York State.

The show is free to watch and participate in.  Production is extremely low-budget – no money has been spent to date, in fact – and the show is simply streamed via cell phone camera.  Through its first 12 weeks, “Let’s Talk Racing!” has gathered an average weekly audience of nearly 3,000 unique viewers and well over 330,000 impressions on Facebook via shares, likes, and comments.

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Truck & Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby, Drag Racing Coming to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

New motorsports events to highlight busy summer

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The ground will shake in 2017 with a series of exciting, all-new motorsports events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The scenic Vermont facility has added a slate of new, high-adrenalin attractions for motorsports fans of all kinds, promising to bring a thrill to fans of all types of horsepower.  While weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned stock car racing continues on the asphalt oval on Saturday nights and on the dirt oval on Sunday nights, the new events will offer a different style of heart-pounding action.

Trucks and tractors will have a thundering presence at Devil’s Bowl in 2017.  The inaugural “Rutland County Rumble” will be held on Saturday, May 13, as the region’s top pulling tractors and trucks will be on hand for an intense display of power and torque.  The popular Altered Farm Tractor class will headline the program, and also chasing the “full pull” will be three truck divisions: Super Stock 4×4, 2.6 Pro Diesel, and 2.5 Diesel.

The pulling event begins at 12:00 noon on May 13, followed that same evening by a wild-and-crazy Demolition Derby – the first at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in several years.  The hard-hitting smashfest is open to any 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder car and will see action through heats, consolations, and a $1,000-to-win feature event.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway to Receive $10,000 Capital Improvement Grant from NASCAR

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.

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Top Drivers Honored at Two-Night Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions

Nine track champions crowned; John Bruno Award to Ron Proctor

RUTLAND, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially draw the curtain on its 50th racing season during a two-night Banquet of Champions gala on February 3-4.   Ceremonies were held in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., honoring nine stock car racing champions, top drivers, and special award winners at two tracks at the West Haven, Vt., facility; well over 400 guests attended the weekend gatherings.

Awards for the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway were presented on Friday, February 3, when Bobby Hackel of Rensselaer, N.Y., was crowned as the youngest lead-division champion in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 50-season history.  The 22 year-old, fourth-generation racer won the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified title in the first season of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned racing at the Dirt Track.  Tim LaDuc took runner-up honors with Kenny Tremont Jr. third.

Chris Donnelly of Piermont, N.H., collected the first championship ever awarded for a winged Sprint Car division at Devil’s Bowl.  Bill Duprey of Hydeville, Vt., was recognized as a four-time champion in the Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade division, and Mike Ryan of Chelsea, Vt., took his first Portland Glass Mini Stock title.  Rookie of the Year honors went to Justin Severance (Sportsman Modified), Hackel (Sprint Car), Josh Bussino (Renegade), and Cameron Kennedy (Mini Stock).

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Regionalized DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Format on Tap for 2017

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 14, 2017 – On the heels of a strong season in 2016 that saw over 230 different DIRTcar Sportsman Modified drivers compete in 15 series points shows, DIRTcar Racing officials will unveil a new format for Sportsman Modified teams in 2017.

Currently,19 different tracks have signed up for DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Series with negotiations ongoing for additional dates. To accommodate the increased demand, tour events being scheduled from the last weekend in April through late-September will be run under a regional format, with the schedule divided into four regions – North, West, Central and the East, which was announced earlier today will be a part of the King Of Dirt tour. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series teams will only be required to participate in a region of their choice in order to earn valuable series points. Point races run in other regions will become optional events for teams.

Home Track Bonus Points awarded for participating at one of the many DIRTcar Racing sanction tracks is again the foundation for the 2017 schedule. Bonus points from the regional DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series will be added to a driver’s home track total on September 25. In addition to 1,000 Series bonus points, each regional points champion will earn a guaranteed starting spot at the Super DIRT Week Sportsman Championship at Oswego Speedway as well as a preferred starting spot in the World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Reveals Jam-Packed 2017 Season Schedule

More than 30 stock car events highlight Asphalt Track and Dirt Track calendars

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has unveiled its 2017 season schedule, boasting the Northeast’s most diverse slate of motorsports events.  Located on Route 22A in scenic West Haven, Vt., and in close proximity to the New York State border, the facility will continue to offer the area’s best and most affordable family-friendly entertainment and the region’s most exciting NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing on two tracks.

Racing at the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl will continue to be primarily on Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. during the summer months, while the 3/10-mile Dirt Track remains a Sunday night show at 6:00 p.m.  Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Mini Stocks will be the mainstays in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program at both tracks.

A total of 15 events make up the Asphalt Track schedule with 16 total events for the Dirt Track.  Each of the local divisions will enjoy top billing at various points throughout the year, and annual holiday extravaganzas on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends will give race fans, even more, reason to celebrate.  In 2017, though, an unrivaled variety of special events will be presented throughout the season on both surfaces.

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2017 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule Announced

Event Day Date Track Location Laps
1 Sa/Sn April 8/9 Lee USA Lee, NH 150
2 Sa/Sn April 29/30 Thunder Road Barre, VT 150
3 Sunday, May 7 Devil’s Bowl West Haven, VT 100
4 Saturday, June 17 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 150
5 Saturday, July 15 Seekonk Seekonk, MA 100
6 Saturday, August 5 Beech Ridge Scarborough, ME 100
7 Saturday, August 19 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 100
8 Sunday, September 3 Thunder Road Barre, VT 200
9 Sunday, September 10 Devil’s Bowl – VT 200 weekend West Haven, VT TBA
10 Saturday, October 14 Thompson Thompson, CT 75

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Hosting Open Forum Meeting on November 10

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will host an open forum discussion and meeting on the evening ofThursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.  Participants from all divisions and all race tracks on both asphalt and dirt are invited and encouraged to take part in the discussion.  The meeting will be held at American Legion Post #49 in Fair Haven, Vermont.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway recently completed its 50th season of stock car racing, with full schedules of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned racing on both its half-mile Asphalt Track and its 3/10-mile Dirt Track.  Management is seeking input and opinions from all racers as preparations for the 2017 season begin.

Among the topics, the moderated meeting will discuss immediate and future plans for all divisions of racing on both surfaces, along with season schedules, event formats, race purses, promotions, and other items.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway 50th Season in Review – Part 2: Dirt Sportsman Modifieds

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – This is the second installment of the “Devil’s Bowl Speedway 50th Season in Review” series.  This series takes a retrospective look at an action-packed year of stock car racing in 2016 on the half-mile Asphalt Track and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devils Bowl Speedway, division by division.


Sportsman Modifieds – Dirt Track – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Division I”

Division Sponsor: Central Vermont Motorcycles

Champion: Bobby Hackel – Rensselaer, N.Y.

Rookie of the Year: Justin Severance – Pittsford, Vt.

Mother Nature tried her best to disrupt the 50th Season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2016, particularly the first full season of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track.  Thankfully, she quit halfway through the year.  Bobby Hackel, however, never did.

After three consecutive rainouts, the fourth-generation racer opened the Dirt Track season on Sunday, June 12by winning the first of two 25-lap features for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division on Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night.  Veteran driver Tim LaDuc – who was in a medically-induced coma for almost a month following a severe lung infection just six weeks earlier – was physically drained but finished second.

Vince Quenneville Jr. rebounded from a tough 11th-place showing earlier in the Brown’s event to win the second feature of the night – his lone dirt victory in 2016 – topping Tim Hodge and Derrick McGrew.

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50th Season in Review – Part 1: Asphalt Sportsman Modifieds

Durgan takes championship thriller in a tiebreaker

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 50th season of stock car racing in 2016 was the busiest year in the facility’s history with full schedules of action on two surfaces all summer long.  In all, 268 different drivers competed at the facility on the half-mile Asphalt Track or the 3/10-mile Dirt Track, with 48 trying both. A total of 46 drivers won feature races and 10 of them earned championships and bragging rights for the winter months.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned weekly racing for Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and Mini Stocks on both tracks, along with Late Models on the pavement, and the Vermont State Championship for the “Division I” Sportsman Modifieds.  The winged Sprint Cars of New England tour made five appearances, and the Enduro Series alternated between surfaces in six events.

What follows is the first of a coming series of season reviews looking at each division.

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Tremont is King, Hackel is Champion at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt Track

Duprey, Ryan, Gray wrap up championships

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. was the dominant winner of the 50th season finale at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, October 1, taking The Stove Depot “King of the Clay” 100.  While Tremont won the race, it was Bobby Hackel winning the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series war, sealing up the Dirt Track championship on his 22nd birthday.  Also claiming titles were Bill Duprey, Mike Ryan, and Cory Gray.

Seven-time Devil’s Bowl champion Tremont reversed his late-season streak of bad luck with an untouchable performance in the 100-lap finale for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division.  The West Sand Lake, N.Y., veteran started on the pole position by virtue of a low handicap after recent struggles and took full advantage by pulling away from the field early and never facing a true challenge.

A rash of caution periods slowed the event – including one red flag for a flip by Justin Comes, who was uninjured and continued in the race, and another to fix seeping water in Turn 3 – but Tremont held steady at every restart and sailed to his third win of the season, copping a $2,000 payday.  Tim LaDuc and Adam Pierson fought tooth-and-nail for the runner-up position for much of the race, and Pierson was able to sneak in front of LaDuc with two laps left, but LaDuc powered back by for the runner-up showing.

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Stearns Steals First Devil’s Bowl Dirt Win in Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial

Mosher, Porter, Wood score on action-packed night

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Wayne Stearns used a strong racecar and a bit of patience to earn his first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 11.  The Bradford, Vt., veteran earned his win in the “Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial” on Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland Night.  Matt Mosher, Jason Porter, and Brett Wood also went to the winner’s circle during the event.

Persistence paid off for Stearns as he stalked the leaders for most of the 38-lap special event for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division.  Louie Cadwell and Lenny Pillsbury ran 1-2 for the first 15 laps before Pillsbury dropped out of the race, moving Stearns into second.  He chased Cadwell for the next 17 circuits before pouncing on Cadwell at lap 33 to take command.  A former champion at the Bear Ridge, Legion, and Canaan Fair Speedways, Stearns drove away as the laps clicked off for the win.

Tim LaDuc put on a show as he ran through the field after a lap-15 spin for the runner-up finish.  Cadwell held on to third for his best Devil’s Bowl finish, followed by Allan Hammond and Justin Comes.  Point leader Bobby Hackel finished sixth ahead of Kenny Tremont Jr., Vince Quenneville Jr., Billy Lussier, and Joey Scarborough.

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Durgan Wins Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Championship in a Tiebreaker

Masterson, McKiernan, Messier take season titles

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Jason Durgan and Vince Quenneville Jr. put on the most dramatic stock car show of the year at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 11.  The two veteran drivers were the stars of the half-mile Asphalt Track during the Rutland County facility’s 50th season of racing and needed a tiebreaker to determine the track champion at the Vermont 200 Weekend.  Durgan, of Morrisonville, N.Y., became a first-time Devil’s Bowl titleholder in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and will share the championship stage this winter with Josh Masterson, Jim McKiernan, and rookie Eric Messier.

Durgan and Quenneville entered the two-day Asphalt Track finale tied in point standings, but Morrisonville, N.Y., racer Durgan pulled ahead by two points after a 50-lap race on Saturday afternoon.  In Sunday’s “Leon Gonyo Memorial” 50-lapper, defending champion Quenneville, of Brandon, Vt., did all he could by winning the race – his fourth score of the year – as Durgan’s car struggled in traffic.

Durgan, however, caught some lucky breaks and benefitted from a late-race throttle linkage failure on the car of Saturday race winner Ron Proctor.  With nine laps left he found his No. 17 Valley View Firewood/Taylor Rental car in second place behind Quenneville and rode there until the end of the race to create a mathematical tie in the point standings.  Durgan got the tiebreaker based on total victories for the season and his five wins gave him the championship, sparking a raucous “Durga-Mania” celebration in victory lane.

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Proctor Wins a Nailbiter on Vermont 200 Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Durgan takes two-point lead entering Sunday asphalt finale

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Ron Proctor saved his best stuff for the end of the season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, winning the Heritage Family Credit Union 50 to open the Vermont 200 Weekend on Saturday, September 10.  After a one-hour rain delay, the two-time Asphalt Track champion posted his first victory of the year in a thrilling finish for the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Travis Bruno led from the start and seemed to have a win in hand, but the race’s only caution flag flew with six laps left and bunched the field for a restart.  Proctor, of Charlton, N.Y., was involved in a close fight for the runner-up spot with Jackie Brown Jr. for most of the race, but took the position away after the restart.

From there Proctor chased Bruno down and drove hard into Turn 3 on the outside lane just before the beginning of the final lap.  The pair ran side-by-side for the last half-mile of the race, leaning on each other coming to the checkered flag, and Proctor stole the win by about a foot at the finish line.  After leading all but the final few feet, Bruno was disappointed with the runner-up finish, but offered his congratulations to Proctor in victory lane.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway to Host Historic Same-Day Doubleheader at Vermont 200

Two-day asphalt weekend capped off by full dirt event Sunday night on September 10-11

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s biggest stock car racing event just got bigger. The annual “Vermont 200 Weekend” on September 10-11 will have two huge days of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on both the half-mile Asphalt Track and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track, and on Sunday – for the first time in Devil’s Bowl history – both surfaces will run a full program on the same day.

Heritage Family Credit Union opens the weekend on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m., with qualifying and a 50-lap main event for the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds. Saturday also has qualifying for the Rosen & Berger Renegades and Portland Glass Mini Stocks, non-winners “Shootout” races for all divisions including the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Models, Sportsman Modified, and Renegade mechanic races, and a ladies-only Mini Stock “Powder Puff” race. HFCU members will be admitted free on Saturday only with proof of membership.

On Sunday, September 11, at 1:00 p.m., the Asphalt Track’s four weekly divisions will run their respective championship finales. The Late Model division will have qualifying and a 100-lap feature race, while the Sportsman Modifieds run a second feature for the weekend – the inaugural Leon Gonyo Memorial 50. The Renegades will run a 50-lap special and the Mini Stocks will race 25 laps. The 2016 track champions will be crowned in all four asphalt classes.
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Mother Nature Takes 10th Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday

Dirt Track rained out again; makeup details to be determined

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – It’s getting old at this point, but Devil’s Bowl Speedway has been forced to postpone racing for the tenth time in 2016 due to weather, this time for the Dirt Track on Sunday, August 21. A forecast calling for a 90% to 100% chance of late-afternoon and evening thunderstorms has forced the decision.

Sunday’s event was scheduled to be the “Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, presented by Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland. The event will be made up at a date to be named soon.

Racing returns on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. on the half-mile Asphalt Track with the annual “Double Stack Night” presented by Sugar & Spice Restaurant. The event will showcase double feature races for all four weekly divisions, along with the fifth annual Great North American Pancake Eating Championship.
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Bell Dominant in Return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway Victory Lane

Bertrand scores Mini Stock special; Bergeron, FitzGerald win

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Alex Bell left little doubt about the strength and speed of his racecar on Saturday, August 20 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, winning in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition for the first time in three years. Bell scored on the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night, along with Brad Bertrand, Chris Bergeron, and Scott FitzGerald.

Bell was simply dominant in the 30-lap main event for the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division. The Cambridge, N.Y., racer started in third place and took the lead from Dave Snow at lap 7, then left the field in his wake to open up a half-lap lead. The caution flag waved for two big wrecks on laps 25 and 26 and brought Bell back to striking distance for a pair of restarts, but he was never seriously challenged and drove his No. 23 Hos-Cot Builders/Hermann Construction car to his first win at Devil’s Bowl since May 31, 2013.

Vince Quenneville Jr. of Brandon, Vt., escaped from a bump in the lap 25 incident to finish as the runner-up after lots of position-shuffling and bent sheet metal in the final five laps. Travis Bruno of Morrisonville, N.Y., finished third, followed by Billy Lussier and Joey Roberts. Late Model division regular Chad White avoided trouble and finished sixth in his first Modified race, followed by Bob Kilburn, Snow, Chuck Bradford, and Ron Proctor.

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Tremont Penalized at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt Track

Winner Hackel’s engine clears full teardown

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials have announced a penalty levied against NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modified driver Kenny Tremont Jr., stemming from the 35-lap feature race event held on Sunday, August 14 at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl.

Tremont crossed the finish line in second place but his No. 115 car was found with an unapproved carburetor spacer plate in post-race technical inspection.  As a result, Tremont has been dropped from his original second-place finishing position and will officially be scored as the last driver on the lead lap in the August 14 event, moving him back to collect 10th-place points and purse money.  Tremont will also be penalized to the last-place starting position at the next event he enters at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and he has been placed on probation through the remainder of the 2016 racing season at the track.

The part in question was permitted for use at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2014 and 2015, but is not approved in the 2016 rulebook.

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Hackel Makes History at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt Track

Sweeps Sportsman Modified and Sprint Car races

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Bobby Hackel blew the fans and the competition away at  the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, August 14, becoming just the second stock car driver in the track’s 50-season history to win in two divisions on the same night.  The 21-year-old from Rensselaer, N.Y., swept both the 35-lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modifieds and the 30-lap race for the Sprint Cars of New England.  Also winning at the Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Night event were Josh Coonradt and Mike Ryan.

Hackel got his work started in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modifieds, when he came from 13thstarting position to challenge leader Kevin Chaffee of Bradford, Vt., at lap 13.  It was West Sand Lake, N.Y.’s Kenny Tremont Jr. to make the first move, though, as he passed both Hackel and Chaffee to take command at lap 17.  Hackel followed Tremont through traffic for the next 17 laps, with Tremont’s lead growing and shrinking as the pair navigated lapped traffic.

Coming to the white flag, Hackel made a move inside Tremont and bounced through a rut, making contact with Tremont’s car in the middle of Turns 3 and 4 as they both tried to get past the lapped car of Vince Quenneville Jr.  Hackel came out on top to grab the lead, then drove away in the final lap for his fourth Modified win of the year.  Tremont settled for second with Chaffee – driving in place of the injured Tim Hodge – in third.  Allan Hammond was fourth with Wayne Stearns fifth; Chaffee, Hammond, and Stearns each scored season-best finishes.

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