Tremont Two-For-Two in Topless Action on Devil’s Bowl Dirt
Counter scores big Mini Stock win
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. is starting to like the “topless” nights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The seven-time track champion from West Sand Lake, N.Y., backed up his victory in last year’s special no-roofs race with another NASCAR Whelen All-American Series score at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night on Sunday, June 18. Also scoring wins were Bill Duprey, Derrick Counter, and Sean Beinhaur.
An improved track surface created good side-by-side racing in the 35-lap race for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division. A fast car and a handful of early caution flags helped Tremont navigate his way from the eighth starting position into the lead by lap 5, but his ride to the win was not easy. A long green-flag run made lapped traffic an obstacle for Tremont, who was dogged by Tim LaDuc for most of the race. LaDuc was tight to Tremont’s rear bumper for the final five laps but could not find room in traffic to attempt a pass.
Johnson Makes King of Dirt Series History at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Calabrese wins Ron Casey Memorial Sportsman shootout
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Marc Johnson made history on Tuesday, June 13, at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, winning the first-ever race for the new King of Dirt Series (KOD) Small Block Modified tour. “The White Knight” from Guilderland, N.Y., sailed through the 40-lap “Vermont Modified Mayhem” event sponsored by A-Verdi Storage & Office Solutions, to kick off the new series with a $3,000 victory.
Johnson started seventh and navigated his way through limited visibility on a dusty surface in the early laps. Five caution flags slowed the pace in the first nine laps, but action picked up once the race got into a rhythm and the dust lifted. Johnson was tested by Jessey Mueller on four restarts in the final 26 laps – including a green-white-checker restart with two laps left – but held his ground up front for the big payday.
Howe Perfect in Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt Track Win
Bell wins tough Midget race
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Randy Howe was picture perfect at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, June 11. The Lebanon, N.H., veteran hit every mark, led every lap, and earned his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory on Whelen Engineering Night. Howe topped a six-division show that also saw Bill Duprey, Jason Porter, Sami Sargent, Alex Bell, and Robert Griffin all make stops in victory lane.
Howe had some good luck to go along with a strong car in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division. He drew the number-one starting position for both his qualifying heat race and the 35-lap main event and was able to stay there the entire night. A rash of early caution flags in the feature race gave the rest of the field several attempts at taking Howe’s lead away, but the former Devil’s Bowl 358-Modified winner and multi-time champion in his native New Hampshire never faltered. (more…)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Ready for Jam-Packed Weekend of Dirt Track Fun
“Rutland County Rumble” on Saturday, NASCAR dirt racing on Sunday
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is the place to be this weekend for loud and dirty fun on June 10-11. Two full days of motorsports action are ready for The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl, with Truck & Tractor Pulls, a Demolition Derby, and NASCAR-sanctioned dirt racing all on tap.
The weekend opens with the “Rutland County Rumble” on Saturday, June 10. Truck & Tractor Pulls begin at 12:00 noon, headlined by the popular Altered Farm Tractors, which will hook on to the “Dirt Commander” sled in three weight classes – 9,000 lbs., 11,000 lbs., and 12,000 lbs. Three truck divisions will also run in the Super Stock 4×4 (6,200 lbs.), 2.6 Pro Diesel (8,500 lbs.), and 2.5 Diesel (8,500 lbs.) classes, with two hooks each. Trophies will go to each winner, and the top five in each class will win a share of the more than $4,000 in total prize money.
Just a friendly reminder that the annual Devil’s Bowl Speedway Car Show & Fan Festival returns this Sunday, May 21 in Rutland, VT!
We are asking for everyone’s help and cooperation in making this show even bigger and better than ever. Last year’s show – even with rain and 35-degree temperatures – was a huge success thanks to you! We are once again working with the Downtown Rutland Partnership and the Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club for their “Blessing of the Bikes” charity ride, as well as our friends at the all-new Ground Round restaurant, formerly the Ponderosa Steakhouse, to take over Rutland!
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.