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Tremont Survives for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Victory Before Packed House

Williams, Miller, Gioia claim wins in return to dirt racing

WEST HAVEN, VT – Kenny Tremont, Jr. ran what he called “the longest 50 laps of my life” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, September 26, but at the end of a grueling night he stood in the winner’s circle.   Tremont survived to claim the LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown presented by Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland, VT and the $1,000 winner’s prize in the opening round of the three-race “Battle at the Bowl” series – the first dirt track race held at the Vermont track in more than five years – before a massive grandstand crowd.

Tremont started 15th and used a survivalist strategy to get out of a wild start to the race, which saw half of the Sportsman Modified field eliminated in a series of multi-car pileups.  The biggest crash occurred on lap 10 when five cars bunched up on the frontstretch, leaving Tim Hodge’s car upside down and Justin Comes’ machine peeled open like a sardine can; no injuries were sustained.

Once the field sorted itself out, it was all Tremont and Vince Quenneville, Jr. at the front, with West Sand Lake, NY veteran Tremont taking the lead from Quenneville at lap 20 and holding him off for much of the balance of the race.  Tremont crossed the finish line as a winner at Devil’s Bowl for the first time since August 2009, the year he won his track-record sixth championship.

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Racers Readying for Battle at the Bowl Dirt Track Series

Sponsors, entries, volunteers flying in as Friday opener approaches

WEST HAVEN, VT – The stock car racing community is abuzz with the highly anticipated three-race “Battle at the Bowl” series and the grand opening of a new one-third-mile dirt track at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The “LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown” event on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. will kick off a new dual-track era for the Rutland County facility.

As finishing touches are being made on the track’s final construction, sponsorship, entry blanks, and volunteers continue to flood into Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The law firm of Cullenberg & Tensen, PLLC has pledged its support of the entire Battle at the Bowl series and will serve as the primary sponsor of the 50-lap, $1,000-to-win Sportsman Modified race at the LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown on Friday, September 26.  Cullenberg & Tensen, PLLC are experts in personal injury law and proudly serve clients throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.  Visit www.LawPower.com for more information.

Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland, VT has upped its support of Devil’s Bowl Speedway, building further on a multi-year partnership.  Interstate All Battery Center – sponsor of the ultra-popular “Fun Bus” tour at the speedway – is conveniently located at 71 River Street in Downtown Rutland.

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“You Name The Race!” Contest Now Open for Battle at the Bowl Dirt Series Finale

Fans can enter contest to name October 18 event

WEST HAVEN, VT – One creative dirt track stock car racing fan will leave their mark on the action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, as the Vermont track announces the “You Name The Race!” contest for its “Battle at the Bowl” series finale. One entry will be selected as the title of the dirt track event on Saturday, October 18.

The October 18 event will be a jam-packed day of action headlined by a 100-lap, $2,000-to-win race for the Sportsman-style cars of the Northern Modified Challenge Series and a $1,000-to-win show for the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour. The event will also see a $1,000-to-win race for the throwback Sportsman Coupes, plus eight-cylinder Renegades and four-cylinder Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 2:00 p.m.

Fans may submit as many suggestions to name the event as they wish. Devil’s Bowl Speedway staff members will choose their favorite entry, and the winning race fan will receive two (2) adult general admission tickets to the October 18 event. The winning suggestion will be announced on Saturday, October 4 during the “King of the Clay” Big Block/Small Block Modified event.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Announces Details for “Battle at the Bowl” Dirt Series

Series begins Friday, Sept. 26; Sportsman, Renegade, Mini Stock classes to run for point fund

WEST HAVEN, VT – Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway can lay claim to the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the Northeast in 2014, as details for the first-ever “Battle at the Bowl” dirt series have been announced. The three-race run begins on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Originally planned to be a temporary clay surface laid on top of the existing half-mile asphalt oval, the dirt track will now be a permanent one-third-mile clay oval built in the infield. The first and second turns will have as much as 10 degrees of banking, while the third and fourth corners have between four and seven degrees of banking. Corners will be 50-60 feet wide, with straightaways at 60-80 feet wide.

The Battle at the Bowl opens on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. with the “Slate Valley Showdown.” The event will feature a $1,000-to-win, 50-lap race for Sportsman Modifieds; a $500-to-win, 25-lap event for Pro Stocks; an eight-cylinder Renegade division featuring cars similar to local asphalt and dirt Renegade, Street Stock, and Limited classes; and a four-cylinder Mini Stock race.

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Stone Repeats as Devil’s Bowl Speedway Modified Champion

Fisher, Gordon, Bradford also crowned at Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Weekend

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway crowned its 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions during a busy and picturesque Sunday afternoon at the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend.  Todd Stone and Robert Gordon became two-time champions on the asphalt, while Jamie Fisher and Chuck Bradford each celebrated their first titles.

The headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division ran two 50-lap feature races to close its season, and saw very different outcomes.  Former track champion Ron Proctor, 62, led wire-to-wire to win the opening race, while 19 year-old Jessey Mueller took the second event.  Charlton, NY veteran Proctor outdistanced a torrid three-way battle for the runner-up spot during his run.  Leon Gonyo, after blowing his primary engine in practice on Saturday morning, squeaked out the position ahead of Mueller and Stone, with Canadian Patrice McGrail fifth.

Mueller, of Olmstedville, NY, broke free from the pack in the second race and collected his fourth Devil’s Bowl victory of the season and 10th overall at tracks across the northeast.  Nick Heywood finished second to help pad his lead in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national rookie standings.  Joey Roberts finished third ahead of Stone and Gonyo.

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Vermont 200 Weekend Saturday Card Washed Out, Sunday Main Event Schedule Adjusted

Shootouts to be run at noon prior to qualifying

WEST HAVEN, VT – Rains wreaked havoc at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, washing out the opening day of the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Weekend.  Sunday’s program – which features a clear weather forecast – has been adjusted to provide a blockbuster day of stock car racing action, complete with a meet-and-greet autograph session with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison.

The annual 10-lap non-winner “Shootout” races have been rescheduled to Sunday, September 14 and will be held at 12:00 noon before the regular action begins.  First-round qualifying for the Bond Auto Parts Modified and Late Model divisions begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by twin-segment feature races for the Renegade and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions, twin 50-lap Modified features, a 100-lap Late Model finale, and a 50-lap Enduro Series race.

Todd Stone and Joey Roberts will decide the Devil’s Bowl Speedway and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Vermont State championships between themselves; Stone leads Roberts by 35 points in the Devil’s Bowl standings and by just six points in the NASCAR state title race.  Leon Gonyo, third in both standings, blew an engine on Saturday morning, but is expected to return on Sunday.  Twenty-one Modifieds took practice laps on Saturday morning before rains moved in.

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Busy “Shootout Saturday” Highlights Vermont 200 Weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

First-Round Qualifying, Non-Winner Shootouts, North East Mini Stock Tour debut on tap

WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racing fans will get far more than their money’s worth at the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on September 13-14, with two jam-packed days of action ahead.  While feature races and championship celebrations highlight the Sunday portion of the event, the annual “Shootout Saturday” program has also become a can’t-miss.

The action begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 13 with qualifying heats for the Bond Auto Parts Modified, Renegade, and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions.  Non-Winner Shootouts are on tap for all four weekly Devil’s Bowl divisions, giving competitors who have yet to find victory lane a chance to shine.  The Modified, Late Model, Renegade, and Mini Stock classes will each have a 10-lap Shootout race for drivers who have competed at the track prior to the Vermont 200 Weekend without having won a feature.

The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour will invade the Devil’s Bowl half-mile for the first time on Saturday with qualifying heats and a 25-lap main event, bringing a variety of cars and drivers from all parts of the region.  The NEMST has a diverse schedule that includes asphalt and dirt tracks, as well as both the “Magic Mile” oval and the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Toby Wells of Dublin, NH leads the standings over former champion Emerson Cayer, followed by Justin Larsen, Nicholas Anderson, and Joe Baxter; drivers from all six New England states rank inside the top 10 in standings including seventh-place Matt Sonnhalter of Thetford, VT.

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Point Battles Decided at Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Vermont 200

Track, state, NASCAR championship and rookie titles on the line

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts a pressure-packed weekend of racing action at the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend on September 13-14, as nearly a dozen championship and rookie titles are decided during the two-day show.  Battles for the track’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will wrap up, along with the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series.

Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT seeks his second-straight Bond Auto Parts Modified division crown.  While his 2013 title was clinched in a 10-win runaway, Stone has been kept in check this year by Joey Roberts and Leon Gonyo.  Roberts trails by 35 points (846-811) while Gonyo is another five markers back.  Twin 50-lap features and a maximum available total of 105 points mean that the title is far from a lock for Stone.

Stone also leads Roberts in the race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Vermont State title, though his advantage is just six points (334-328).  The winner of each of the Modified division’s track and state titles will be honored at a black-tie gala held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC in December.

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Durgan, Stone Take Modified Mains at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Packard, Fisher win Late Model features

WEST HAVEN, VT – A two-day delay at Devil’s Bowl Speedway was worth the wait for a handful of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers on Sunday, August 24.  Eight different stock car racers carried the checkered flag after twin features at the annual “Double Stack Night” presented by Sugar & Spice Restaurant, which was postponed from Friday by rain.

Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, NY won a rough opening 25-lap main event for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division.  After starting fourth, Durgan nosed past Jason Reome to take the lead at lap 14, then survived the third and final restart of the race four laps later to cruise to his second victory of the season.  Vince Quenneville, Jr. finished second, and Joey Roberts made a nifty three-wide move in the final corner to take third place.  Jessey Mueller was fourth with Jamie LaFountain fifth.

Durgan’s win came at the right time as the season begins to wind down; Durgan entered the race weekend ranked 21st in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings and a tight second in the battle for the National Rookie of the Year presented by Jostens title.

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“Fireball” Roberts Hot on Cool Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Masterson tops Late Models after 10 lead changes

WEST HAVEN, VT – Joey “Fireball” Roberts sat through a half-hour rain delay and braved cool temperatures on Friday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait was worth it – Roberts dominated Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night for his second Bond Auto Parts Modified victory of the season.  He was joined as a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series winner during the evening by Josh Masterson, Stephen Donahue, and Mike Whalen, Jr.

Roberts was as hot as his nickname suggests, winning both his qualifying heat and the 25-lap main event, leading every lap he turned around the half-mile during the night.  The Fletcher, VT driver was nearly eliminated from championship contention in a hard crash last week, but the No. 50X Body LeBronze/Queen City Steel-sponsored Bicknell rebounded convincingly for Roberts’ fourth career win at Devil’s Bowl.

“There was a lot of work that went into this car this past week, and I’ve got to thank everyone on my team and all my sponsors for stepping up.  This is a big win for us,” Roberts said.  “We’re in a little bit of hole in the points, but we’re not giving up on the championship yet.”

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Mueller Rallies for Unlikely Win at Richards Memorial

Masterson cops Late Model feature; Duquette, LaVair win

WEST HAVEN, VT – Jessey Mueller left the crowd speechless at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, staging a spectacular comeback to win the third annual C.J. Richards Memorial presented by Carrara Masonry & Concrete.  The 19 year-old from Olmstedville, NY took the fourth round of the Northern Modified Challenge Series with the win, and was joined in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory lane during the evening by Josh Masterson, Shawn Duquette, and Bobby LaVair.

Mueller’s night almost ended as quickly as it began, as the engine in his No. 19 Mueller & Sons Heavy Duty Towing machine blew in a huge cloud of smoke early in his qualifying heat.  The Mueller team located and purchased a spare engine, then set to work in making the changeover.  With less than 10 minutes to spare before the green flag, Mueller pulled his car onto the starting grid.

A random draw set the field, placing Airborne Park Speedway regulars Nick Heywood and Jayson Criss on the front row.  Heywood was stout in the early going, leading the opening 23 laps despite heavy pressure from Leon Gonyo.  A restart gave Gonyo the jump on the outside lane, and he was able to distance himself from the field.

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Proctor Ends Winless Streak at Devil’s Bowl Mid-Season Championship

Branham wins wild Late Model show; Begor, LaVair take double-point victories

WEST HAVEN, VT – Ron Proctor waited nearly two years to carry a checkered flag at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait became worth it as the veteran driver won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship in dominant fashion on Friday, July 18. Proctor headlined a list of winners that also included Bucko Branham, Jamy Begor, and Chris LaVair.

The outcome of the 25-lap main event for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division was never in question, as Proctor’s No. 27 Charlton Oil/Timco Transportation Teo Pro car jumped from its outside-pole starting position to lead the opening lap, and was never challenged. It was the Charlton, NY driver’s first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory since August 2012.

Runner-up Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, NY ran lap times nearly identical to Proctor’s throughout the well-driven, caution-free race, but was never able to mount a serious charge. Joey Roberts and Todd Stone waged a long battle for third place with Stone making several outside-lane attempts in the final laps, but Roberts held on for the spot. Stone was fourth with Johnny Scarborough fifth.

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Stone Back On Top Entering Devil’s Bowl Mid-Season Championships

Late Model, Renegade leaders ahead by only one point; Driver autograph session scheduled

WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racer Todd Stone is in a familiar position entering Friday’s Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships at Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Out front. The Middlebury, VT driver dominated the Bond Auto Parts Modified division in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action last season and though he holds the lead again this summer, his climb to the top hasn’t been as easy as it was a year ago.

In contrast to 2013 – when Stone won 10 of 17 races and only four other drivers carried the checkered flag during the season – parity has been the name of the game this year with seven different winners in the first 10 events. Stone’s 33-point lead on Leon Gonyo is far from safe with double points on the line at the Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships; the main event pays a whopping 100 points for the victory, setting the stage for a potentially huge momentum shift. Joey Roberts, Vince Quenneville, Jr., and Ron Proctor are also well within striking distance of Stone’s lead.

The Late Model division is enjoying an ultra-close title fight as Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT leads young Emily Packard by just a single point with veteran driver Jamie Fisher only nine markers back. Each has seen victory lane this season, as has Robert Bryant, Jr. in fourth place. It’s the same story in the intermediate Renegade division, as 16 year-old Stephen Donahue of Graniteville, VT has an advantage of just one point on former champion Robert Gordon. Fast-improving rookie Scott FitzGerald of West Rutland, VT runs third.

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Packard Makes History, Quenneville Ends Drought at Devil’s Bowl

Packard youngest driver and first woman to win Late Model race at Vermont track

WEST HAVEN, VT – Emily Packard made stock car racing history at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, July 11. The East Montpelier, VT native – who will enter her senior year at Union 32 High School this fall – set two records at the Rutland County track, becoming the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event in the Late Model division at 17 years, six months, 10 days, and by becoming the first woman to win in the division.

The night was not without other exciting moments; in twin feature races for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division, defending track champion Todd Stone notched his third victory of the season in the opener round, then veteran Vince Quenneville, Jr., ended a losing skid of nearly two years in the nightcap. Chuck Bradford was also a winner in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock division for the third time.

Packard had been on the cusp of the landmark win all season, earning top-five finishes in all five previous races; her No. 9 Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels Ford led 62 laps and finished second one week earlier in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 100. Packard’s Friday night drive was a 30-lap, flag-to-flag romp, as she beat former Thunder Road champion and Devil’s Bowl feature winner Jamie Fisher of Shelburne, VT for the win, with Josh Masterson third. Packard’s U-32 high school classmate, Joey M. Laquerre, finished fourth in his second appearance of the season, with Robert Bryant, Jr., completing the top five.

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Mueller Rebounds with a Big Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Fisher, McCarron, Donahue in winner’s circle

WEST HAVEN, VT – Jessey Mueller made a big statement at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 20. The Olmstedville, NY teenager rebounded from a disqualification just five days earlier, then drove from last place on the starting grid to win the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified event presented by 105.3 Cat Country. Joining Mueller as NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature winners on the night were Jamie Fisher, Stephen Donahue, and John McCarron. The annual “Hometown Heroes” event honored all military, veterans, law enforcement, and first responders with free general admission.

Mueller, 19 years old, was forced to start last on the 13-car Modified field as a result of his penalty the week before. The task proved to be an easy challenge, as he quickly worked his way through the field. As Cody Sargen led the race, Mueller entered the top five one lap before the halfway point. A quick pair of caution periods at laps 20 and 21 – one of which dropped Sargen out of contention for his first win – were all Mueller needed, as he rocketed into the lead at the final restart and left the field in his wake.

The victory was the second of the year at Devil’s Bowl for Mueller. Joey Roberts of Fletcher, VT continued the best season of his career with his fifth-straight finish of fourth or better, taking the runner-up spot. Defending track champion Todd Stone was third, followed by Leon Gonyo and Vince Quenneville, Jr.
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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Announces Modified Disqualification

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has disqualified driver Jessey Mueller and the No. 19 car from the 101.5 The Fox Spring Green event held on Sunday, June 15. Mueller crossed the finish line in second place behind winner Todd Stone in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature race for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division.

The Mueller car failed to meet requirements for minimum engine height in post-race technical inspection. Mueller’s feature race finish has been disallowed and he has been stripped of all championship points and purse money earned in the race. Mueller must also start in last place in all Modified qualifying and feature races on Friday, June 20.

Leon Gonyo will inherit the runner-up finish in the main event following Mueller’s penalty. Joey Roberts is now the third-place finisher, followed by Ron Proctor and Jason Durgan.
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Brian Hoar Captures ACT Spring Green 114 Win

West Haven, VT – Williston, VT’s Brian Hoar earned his 40th career American Canadian Tour feature win with his Spring Green 114 victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT on Sunday, June 15. Hoar pulled by Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. on the final restart of the event and cruised to the win over the final eight laps. It was Hoar’s fourth Spring Green win.

Croydon, NH’s Aaron Fellows set the pace from the pole position for the first half of the event. He earned the pole position after securing a +5 in ACT’s unique plus/minus system. Through the early stages of the event Fellows held off Jamie Fisher, who challenged him every step of the way.

Polewarczyk steadily marched his way from his 9th place starting position to take over the lead just after halfway. He proceeded to build a healthy lead and worked his way through heavy lapped traffic until the event was slowed by the second caution on lap 100.

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Durgan Takes First Devil’s Bowl Modified Win; Late Model Checkers to Bryant

WEST HAVEN, VT – Jason Durgan became a first-time winner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 6, taking the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified event on “Facebook Friday” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Durgan, of Morrisonville, NY, headlined a winner’s list that included Robert Bryant, Jr., Robert Gordon, Jake Noble, Scott MacMichael, and Shawn Fountain.

Durgan, who was eliminated in a crash last week, benefitted from a pole position starting spot in the 30-lap main event and led every step of the way.  His No. 17 Clear Shot Satellite/Taylor Rental Teo jetted out to an early advantage, but that was wiped away with nine laps remaining as front-runners Todd Stone, Ron Proctor, and Jessey Mueller tangled.  Durgan was forced to fend off Vince Quenneville, Jr., at the restart, then drove to the landmark win.

Quenneville had his hands full with Leon Gonyo at the end of the race, and they finished in that order behind the winner.  Joey Roberts continued his strong start with a fourth-place finish, and Cody Sargen recovered from an early altercation for his first top-five finish in two years.  Mueller, Jamie LaFountain, Stone, Johnny Scarborough, and Proctor completed the top ten.
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Devil’s Bowl Three-peat for Sweet in People’s United Bank 100

Mueller stays hot with Modified checkers; Gordon, LaVair scoreIMG_6985


WEST HAVEN, VT – Nick Sweet continued his dominance of Vermont State Late Model Championship Series racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, winning the People’s United Bank 100.  The defending Vermont State Champion has now won in his last three visits to the Rutland County track.  His victory headlined a list of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series winners on the night that also included Jessey Mueller, Robert Gordon, and Chris LaVair.

IMG_6997Sweet, of Barre, VT, made up for a bitter defeat just five days earlier in the Vermont State Championship opener at his hometown track, Thunder Road, by leading every lap of the People’s United Bank 100.  Starting from the pole position by virtue of a field-high “+6” position gain in qualifying, Sweet stretched out to comfortable lead for much of the race.  A pair of 17 year-olds in Brandon Atkins and Emily Packard didn’t let Sweet take the win easily, however.

A caution period on lap 66 gave Atkins new life, and he stuck to Sweet for the remainder of the race.  Atkins made a bid for Sweet’s lead just before the race’s fourth caution on lap 82, then gave Sweet all he could handle during three quick restarts in the final four laps.  Atkins, of AuSable Forks, NY, finished second.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Racing Tonight

Hello everyone,

We just wanted to spread the word that Devil’s Bowl Speedway is STILL ON for tonight, Friday, May 30 at 7:00pm!

The sky is blue and the radar looks good for the People’s United Bank 100, Round #2 of the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series!

Also on the card are the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series:
–Bond Auto Parts Modifieds
–Renegades
–Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stocks
–Kids Poster Contest – Prizes in three age groups!

Thanks for your support of Devil’s Bowl Speedway – We’ll see you TONIGHT!
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Devil’s Bowl Speedway All Wet Again

Memorial Day Special event rained out; features to be rescheduled

WEST HAVEN, VT – Rain has won again at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, giving Mother Nature her third victory in four tries this season. The Memorial Day Special event scheduled for Friday, May 23 has been cancelled due to inclement morning weather and a continued forecast of rain throughout the evening.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Friday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. with the People’s United Bank 100 for the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series. The event also features the Bond Auto Parts Modified and Central Vermont Mini Stock divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The Renegade division has also been added to the event.

The Enduro Series race that was scheduled for May 23 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 6. The rained out feature events for the Modified, Late Model, and Mini Stock divisions will be added to other dates during the season; official rescheduling information will be announced soon.

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“Fireball” Roberts Takes Devil’s Bowl Modified Opener

Masterson, Bradford, Jaycox also at Whelen Engineering/Mobil 1 event

IMG_6290WEST HAVEN, VT – Joey “Fireball” Roberts held off a strong challenge in Bond Auto Parts Modified stock car action to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, May 18.  The victory came on Whelen Engineering/Mobil 1 Opening Day, an event postponed two days by wet weather.

Roberts, of Fletcher, VT, easily won his qualifying heat race, but had his hands full with Jessey Mueller during the 35-lap main event.  Olmstedville, NY driver Mueller made several attempts at taking the lead from Roberts, but was forced to settle for the runner-up spot.  Roberts’ victory was the third of his career.

Defending track champion Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT finished third.  Two-time champion Ron Proctor was fourth, with young Jamie LaFountain a career-best fifth.  Leon Gonyo, Jason Durgan, Vince Quenneville, Jr., Codie Aubin, and Cody Sargen completed the unofficial top 10 finishers in order.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Postponed to Sunday Afternoon

Whelen Engineering/Mobil 1 event to run Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

WEST HAVEN, VT – Mother Nature has again delayed the 2014 season opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. A predicted 80% to 100% chance of rain showers at race time on Friday, May 16 has forced track officials to postpone the Whelen Engineering/Mobil 1 event.

The event is now scheduled for Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m., conditions permitting.

“It appears that there’s no possibility for racing on Friday night, so we will make every effort to get the opener in on Sunday afternoon,” Devil’s Bowl promoter Mike Bruno said. “However, we urge everyone to stay tuned to our various media partners and social media outlets throughout the weekend in case of changes.”
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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Releases 101.5 “The Fox” Spring Green 114 Schedule

Devil’s Bowl Speedway – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)
101.5 “The Fox” Spring Green 114 – Sat./Sun., May 3/4, 2014

Saturday, May 3 – DEVIL’S BOWL DOWNTOWN FAN FESTIVAL (Rutland, VT)
7:30am Center Street Closed to Traffic – Arrive Downtown/Unload/Parking
9:00am Car Show Begins
11:00am Pit Stop Contest
12:00pm Car Show Ends – Parade to Hauler Parking Lot
1:00pm Pits Open at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
1:30pm Center Street Re-Opens to Traffic
2:00-4:00pm PRACTICE AT DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY
Modifieds, Renegades, Mini Stocks, SK Lights, Devil’s Bowl Late Models
NO LATE MODEL TEAMS RACING WITH ACT SUNDAY MAY PRACTICE!!!
5:00pm Pits Closed

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Helliwell Leads ACT to Devil’s Bowl

Two-time and defending American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH finds himself atop the ACT Standings as the Tour heads into its third event of the season, the Spring Green 114 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this Sunday, May 4. Helliwell is fresh off a $5,000 victory at Thunder Road last weekend and headed to one of his favrite tracks on the ACT schedule, the ½-mile Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.

Helliwell claimed his first career ACT victory during the 2012 running of the Spring Green event at Devil’s Bowl. He then scored both ACT wins at the speedway last season, including the Spring Green 113 by a nose over eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar. All three wins helped him on his way to back-to-back ACT Championships.

“It definitely puts on a little extra pressure coming into this event winning the last three at Devil’s Bowl, but we try to look at each race as a new race and not think about what happened last season,” said Helliwell. “We’ve learned quite a bit about the new tire, new shock and our new car over the last two races and the momentum from the win at Thunder Road helps, but the competition has learned too.”

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101.5 The Fox Presents Spring Green Weekend in Rutland County

Rutland’s Rock Station to present Devil’s Bowl Speedway opener for third straight year

carshow_1200RUTLAND, VT – The spring air will be filled with two awesome sounds when Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens its gates on May 3rd and 4th – racecars and rock music. Rutland’s Rock Station, 101.5 The Fox, will present the weekend festivities of the Spring Green stock car event for the third consecutive year, and welcomes the Rutland County community to get to know the stars of the American-Canadian Tour and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Spring Green weekend opens Saturday, May 3 with the third annual Downtown Fan Festival on Center Street in the heart of Rutland City. Fans have the opportunity to see racecars up close and meet the drivers at a free car show beginning at 9:00 a.m. The annual Pit Stop Competition cranks the dial up at 11:00 a.m., putting the skills of the mechanics to the test in a timed two-tire changeover. The show goes out with a rumble at 12:00 noon when the engines fire up for a rolling sendoff through the streets of Rutland.

Sunday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m., the racecars are unleashed at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in nearby West Haven for the 101.5 The Fox Spring Green. The event is a northeastern racing favorite, featuring the very best regional ACT stars and the local heroes of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Wayne Helliwell, Jr., nipped Brian Hoar in the closest recorded finish in ACT history (.027 seconds) in last year’s Spring Green, and Todd Stone kicked off a record-breaking season with a win in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division.

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Helliwell Trying for Devil’s Bowl Grand Slam at Spring Green

ACT Champion seeking third straight Spring Green, fourth consecutive win at Devil’s Bowl

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Wayne Helliwell, Jr., is aiming for a piece of stock car racing history at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The two
-time American-Canadian Tour champion will attempt to win a Devil’s Bowl “Grand Slam” by becoming the first driver to ever win four consecutive ACT Late Model Tour races at a single track when the series rolls in for the 101.5 The Fox Spring Green 114 on Sunday, May 4.

Helliwell, of Dover, NH, is undefeated in ACT’s last three appearances at the fast half-mile, winning the Spring Green in 2012 and 2013, as well as the St. Jude Children’s Hospital 150 last July. Should he pull off the four-peat, he’ll achieve something that ACT legends Brian Hoar and Jean-Paul Cyr could not; Hoar won three-straight at both Thunder Road in Barre, VT and Canada’s Circuit Riverside Speedway, and Cyr won three in a row at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY, but each fell shy of a fourth consecutive win.

“We never expect to win anywhere,” said Helliwell, who has cut back to a partial ACT schedule this season but says the Spring Green was the first race he circled on his calendar. “My team and I love the place and we’ve been successful there, but we’ve had some luck go our way, too.”

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Three Stars of the Race Bonus Announced for ACT U.S.

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 The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a “Three Stars of the Race” award program for the 2014 race season. The program is designed to recognize three “non-podium” race teams who have had an outstanding race. Finishing position is not necessarily a criterion. The award will be based on team and/or individual effort. The award may be presented to the team based on an achievement by a crew member, crew chief, spotter, driver or owner.  

 A panel of race officials will select three stars at each 2014 point-counting event, the International 300 to be held July 20, 2014 at the Airborne Park Speedway, the Bond ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014, and the Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl held at Thunder Road on October 4-5, 2014.

The teams picked will each receive a coupon for a free American Racer Tire valued at $125.00. From the various winners, one team will be selected as the single most outstanding star of the season. That team will be awarded $1,000.00 at the annual ACT Banquet of Champions.

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Pre-Season Practice Schedule Changes

PRACTICE CANCELLED: The practice session scheduled for Saturday, April 19 has been cancelled due to wet grounds and a forecast calling for cold temperatures and rain/snow.

The practice session scheduled for Saturday, April 26 has also been MOVED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 25. Pit gates will open at 12:00 noon for technical inspection, and practice will be open from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Cost will be $20 per person.

The track is also available for rental – 4 hours for $150 – call (802) 236-9141.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Forms Alliance with Airborne Park Speedway

 Devil’s Bowl owner Bruno accepts management position at Airborne

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PLATTSBURGH, NY – Two of the North Country’s prominent asphalt stock car racing tracks – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY – will be closely aligned in 2014. Devil’s Bowl owner Mike Bruno and Airborne owner Jamie Atkins have formed a partnership aimed at strengthening both tracks for the immediate and distant future.

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Bruno has accepted a management position at the 4/10-mile, D-shaped Airborne Park Speedway. Effective immediately, Bruno will assume the roles of Race Operations Manager and Competition Director at Airborne, working closely with Atkins, general manager Sherm Hamel, the veteran Airborne staff, and race teams in all divisions at the speedway. Bruno plans to activate similar strategies at Airborne that have helped to significantly improve Devil’s Bowl Speedway since he took control of the track in October 2011.

Both tracks are sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and both tracks feature similar racing classes with many of the same competitors in their weekly programs. Bruno brings intimate knowledge of the NASCAR program and has many long-lasting relationships at the track from his years as a competitor; he won championships there in 1997 and 2006.

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