500cc Mini Sprints to Become Official Devil’s Bowl Speedway Division in 2018
Catamount club disbands after successful test season
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Management from Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the Catamount Mini Sprint club have jointly announced that Devil’s Bowl will officially welcome winged 500cc Mini Sprint racecars as an official “home track” division in 2018. Mini Sprint racing returned to Devil’s Bowl in 2017 after a long absence, running under the Catamount banner.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials will manage the Mini Sprint class as one of its own divisions in the 2018 season. Minimal changes, if any, are expected for the technical rulebook. The division will continue to use the same chassis, wings, tires, 500cc engines, and other components that were used in 2017. Devil’s Bowl Speedway will release information regarding licensing, schedules, and other items in the near future.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway to Host Open Forum Meetings on October 14
Meeting at American Legion in Fair Haven; drivers from all divisions welcome
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will host three open-forum meetings on Saturday, October 14 to discuss the 2018 stock car racing season. Drivers and team members from all divisions and all race tracks on both dirt and asphalt are welcome and encouraged to participate. The meetings will be held at American Legion Post #49 in Fair Haven, Vt., beginning at 1:00 p.m. sharp.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is in the process of a full conversion to a dirt racing surface on its half-mile track for the 2018 season, and management is seeking input and opinions from all racers as the new era of racing approaches. The moderated gathering will begin with a general discussion involving all racers. Among the planned topics will be the schedule and event dates, race formats and purses, NASCAR membership and benefits, and other items. (more…)
Tremont Wins First NASCAR Vermont State Championship
Howe named Vermont Rookie of the Year; Quenneville to be honored for track title
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. will be one of three stock car drivers from Devil’s Bowl Speedway who will be honored for their accomplishments in Charlotte, N.C., in December. Tremont will be crowned the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) Vermont State Champion for the first time in his career, and will also be recognized for winning the track championship at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl in 2017.
In addition, Randy Howe will be celebrated as the NWAAS Vermont State Rookie of the Year, and Vince Quenneville Jr. will celebrate his second championship at The Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl. The drivers will be part of a black-tie gala for NASCAR Home Tracks weekly and touring series competitors at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Convention Center on Friday, December 8. (more…)
Tremont Claims Eighth Devil’s Bowl Speedway Championship in Wild Stove Depot 100
Hanson wraps up Sprint Car track title with SCoNE win
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. needed a good bit of luck and circumstance to help him win his eighth track championship at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and he got both to fall his way on Labor Day. After an early crash, the West Sand Lake, N.Y., driver dug himself out of a hole to win a wild, gloves-off finale and clinch the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified title over Tim LaDuc. Four other champions were also crowned at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl: Lacey Hanson, Chris Murray, Chris Charbonneau, and Austin Chaves.
Tremont and LaDuc entered the final point-counting event just five points apart at the top of standings; LaDuc cut the lead to four points after qualifying heats. Although they finished 1-2 in The Stove Depot 100 later in the evening, things were not easy for either driver. While LaDuc ran strong early, Tremont’s iconic No. 115 car spent the majority of the main event playing catch-up. Tremont crashed twice in the early going, forcing him to pit road during a caution period. When he joined the field for the restart, Tremont was mired in 20th-place and stayed stuck in traffic for several laps.
Randy Howe and Jimmy Ryan both had very strong cars in the first half of the race being falling out; Howe led the first 33 laps, and Ryan paced the field for 16 circuits, each stretching out to substantial leads. Adam Pierson – making just his second Devil’s Bowl start of the season – took the lead at the halfway mark. With 64 laps complete, close-quarters racing and no shortage of contact among the lead pack opened the bottom lane momentarily, and the charging Tremont zoomed from sixth place into the lead in the blink of an eye, sending the crowd into hysterics. (more…)
Quenneville Wins Final Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Championship
Rabtoy by one point in Super Stocks; rookie Moquin wins Mini Stock title
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Vince Quenneville Jr. etched his name into Vermont stock car racing record books on Saturday, September 3, as he became the final champion in the eight-year history of the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Joining him as track champions in the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions were Dylan Rabtoy, rookie Shawn Moquin, and Seth Bridge, while 12 different drivers visited the winner’s circle during the busy finale presented by Carrara Masonry & Concrete.
Quenneville won the war in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds, but hometown favorite Billy Lussier – running a tired, eight year-old engine – won the final battle. Despite a small car count, Lussier capped the year by winning what might have been the most exciting five-car race ever run, taking down the “Leon Gonyo Memorial” 40-lap finale. (more…)