“Professor” Branham Files First Entry for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Vermont 200
Given is first Super Stock driver to enter
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – One of the most highly anticipated stock car events in the Northeast is already building its driver roster, as entry forms are already flying in for September’s historic “Vermont 200 Weekend” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Longtime competitor Bucko “The Professor” Branham has earned the distinction as the first driver to file an official entry for the event.
The Plattsburgh, N.Y., native will drive his familiar No. 20 AHI Imaging/Bud Light-sponsored Bicknell car in the Sportsman Modified division, as he attempts to qualify for the 30-car, 200-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Branham owns four track championships at Airborne Park Speedway in his hometown, but he has also tasted success at Devil’s Bowl with wins on the former asphalt track in 2014 and 2015. He returned to dirt racing for the first time in over 25 years last summer and won a Sportsman feature at Airborne.
Over $54,000 Posted for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Vermont 200 Weekend
Discount entry forms now available
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The biggest dirt track stock car event in Devil’s Bowl Speedway history is taking shape, and the total weekend payout is setting records across the Northeast. The “Vermont 200 Weekend” event on September 15-16 will offer in excess of $54,000 in total prize money, with more than $37,000 posted for the first-of-its-kind, 200-lap Sportsman Modified race.
The Vermont 200 is the longest, richest race ever created for Sportsman Modifieds, as the open-wheel, center-seat, Chevrolet “602 crate” engine cars will run for an all-time record $10,000 winner’s share. Big money extends though the field, as the runner-up earns $3,000, fifth place is worth $1,000, 10th place takes $500, and 30th place grabs $300. In addition, a whopping $10,300 will be available in lap leader bonus money.
Bear Ridge Speedway “there’s no place like home”
Bear Ridge Speedway
Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for their 51st year of consecutive racing. The Ridge continues to be the best source of great inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families. What makes the entertainment? Some of the best drivers in New England, fierce competition, and the return of drivers who know “there’s no place like home”
The DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds will see some returning faces in 2018 who have raced the Ridge. We understand that sometimes family commitments need to take precedence, and some drivers want to try their luck at the tracks on the other side of the mountain. We are always proud to watch them as they spread their wings, and at the end of the day, it is good to know when they can and are ready they will come home. Tim Tucker driver of the 91 hails from northern VT and will be returning to full time competition in 2018, will he be setting his sites on a top five points standing finish, or even a championship? Kevin Chaffee local hot shoe driving the 73 having raced the King of Dirt Series last season, will be returning to the Ridge to try to earn his first coveted track championship in the Mods. With some stiff competition this feat will not be easy for any of the drivers and is sure to offer some edge of your seat entertainment for the fans.
ACT, Thunder Road Add Race Monitor Service for 2018 Season
American Canadian Tour
Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road officials announced today they have agreed to offer the Race Monitor live timing service for fans and racers during the 2018 racing season. The subscription-based service allows those with the Race Monitor app to view live lap times on smartphones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices.
Race Monitor is used by tracks and series worldwide, allowing spectators to see how their favorite drivers are doing compared to the competition. Information such as a driver’s last lap time, best lap, and distance behind the leader are streamed directly from a track’s electronic timing and scoring system. Both basic and “Plus” app subscriptions are available on Android and Apple iOS devices.
Becker Files First Entry for Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series
Barre, Vt. – After four years largely spent on the sidelines, Jeffersonville veteran Joey Becker is returning to competition at Thunder Road. The former Memorial Day Classic Champion has filed the first official entry for the Myers Container Service Triple Crown and will strap into the driver’s seat once again for the three-race series that will open as a part of a special Friday night event on Friday, June 8.
The Thunder Road Late Model division will be known as the Maplewood/Irving Late Models through the 2020 season. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement with Maplewood Convenience Stores and Irving Oil to become the entitlement sponsors of the Thunder Road Late Model division. The agreement runs through the 2020 season and includes full naming rights to the track’s top auto racing class.
The Maplewood/Irving Late Models have been the lead division at Thunder Road since 1992 when the division was created. They were known at the time as the Late Model Sportsmen. The division competes under American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model rules.