Stone, Gonyo Receive Top Honors at Devil’s Bowl Ceremony

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Capacity crowd recognizes champions and award winners

RUTLAND, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway honored the achievements of its star stock car drivers on Saturday, February 1 at the annual Banquet of Champions, held at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, VT. The sold-out crowd of nearly 300 guests enthusiastically applauded the champions of the track’s four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions along with the Northern Modified Challenge Series, the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series, and the Enduro Series.

Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT was officially crowned the champion of the headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division after a record-breaking season of 10 victories in 17 starts. Stone’s crew chief Jeff Carter received NASCAR’s UNOH Ultimate Mechanic Challenge prize, and the owner’s championship, won by Gardner Stone, was accepted by long time team member Rob Lowell. Hunter Bates was honored as the Modified division’s runner-up, with Vince Quenneville, Jr. third.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Roberts, Mueller Split Modified Features Before Large Devil’s Bowl Crowd

Rookie Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT earned his second Late Model win of the season at Devil's Bowl Speedway.Roberts, Mueller Split Modified Features Before Large Devil’s Bowl Crowd

Masterson, Bergeron take Late Model thrillers; LaVair wins Mini Stock special

WEST HAVEN, VT – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers Jessey Mueller and Joey Roberts highlighted an exciting night of stock car racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, August 16, splitting victories in twin 25-lap features on Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night. Feature winners also included Josh Masterson, Chris Bergeron, Chris LaVair, Eric “Mongo” Messier, and event sponsor Charlie Brown.

Eighteen year-old Mueller, of Olmstedville, NY, posted his third win of the season in the opening event for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division. Mueller started 11th on the grid and patiently made his way through traffic to enter the top five at lap 15. He took second place from Cody Sargen at lap 20, just before a multi-car crash blocked the track and brought out the red flag.
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Helliwell Holds off Field, Beats Rain for Devil’s Bowl Threepeat

ACT American Canadian TourStone, Bushey, LaVair grab repeat victories

WEST HAVEN, VT – American-Canadian Tour stock car driver Wayne Helliwell, Jr., captured an historic victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, July 28, taking his third consecutive win at the West Haven, VT track in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 150 presented by Cat Country 105.3 FM. Todd Stone, rookie Brad Bushey, and Chris LaVair also picked up NASCAR Whelen All-American Series wins at the event.

Helliwell, of Dover, NH, outlasted a race-long fight with Ray Parent. The pair traded the lead eight times during the 150-lap race, which was halted twice for rain including for 23 minutes with 93 laps complete. After the race resumed, Parent, of Tiverton, RI, was running second with just four laps remaining when his engine sputtered, out of fuel. Helliwell pulled away for the win after the final restart to earn the two-race ACT sweep at Devil’s Bowl in 2013, having won the Spring Green 113 in May; he also won the Spring Green in 2012 to make it three-straight wins at the track.

Travis Stearns, a rookie from Auburn, ME, picked up where Parent left off, earning a career-best runner-up finish. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., of Hudson, NH finished third, followed by Glen Luce of Turner, ME, and rookie Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, VT, Ben Lynch of Huntersville, NC, and Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, VT.
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Packard Finishes 7th In People’s United Bank 100 At Devils Bowl

Vermont State Championship: Emily Packard
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WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Emily Packard of East Montpelier, Vt., posted a career-best finish in the Vermont State Championship Late Model Series on Sunday, June 30, finishing seventh in the People’s United Bank 100 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt. The finish was the best of her career for Packard at Devil’s Bowl, where she finished 10th in ACT Late Model Tour competition earlier this season. Packard qualified inside the Top-10 and was running comfortably inside the Top-5 when she was spun from behind on Lap 28. She pitted for minor repairs and then restarted at the rear of the field, battling up through the pack with the No. 9 Northstar Fireworks/Berlin Optical Expressions Chevrolet to finish seventh following a green-white-checkered restart.
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Middlebury Drivers Hot Entering Carrara “Hometown Heroes” Night at Devil’s Bowl

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WEST HAVEN, VT – A pair of stock car drivers from Middlebury, VT have been bringing trophies home by the truckload at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. With just three race events completed in 2013, veteran Todd Stone and 17 year-old Hunter Bates each have two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victories apiece and find themselves riding a wave of momentum entering the Carrara Masonry & Concrete “Hometown Heroes” event on Friday, June 21 at 7:00pm.
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Modified “Twin 25s” added to Carmody Ford event at Devil’s Bowl

The Bond Auto Parts Modified division will run a "Twin 25" doubleheader on Carmody Ford Night at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 14.  (MemorEvents photo)Weather troubles create exciting Modified doubleheader on Friday

WEST HAVEN, VT – Mother Nature has been a thorn in the side of stock car racing fans throughout the northeast, but Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway is fighting back. After losing two of the first three regular Friday night summer programs to rain, Devil’s Bowl will start making up for lost time by adding the exciting “Twin 25” format to Carmody Ford Night on Friday, June 14 for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
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Helliwell Shines In Photo Finish at Devil’s Bowl

Helliwell and Hoar take the checkers in a photo finish at Devil's Bowl Speedway in the Spring Green 113 on Sunday

Helliwell and Hoar take the checkers in a photo finish at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in the Spring Green 113 on Sunday, May 5. (Photo Credit: Eric LaFleche)

West Haven, VT – Reigning American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. sent the message loud and clear to his competitors on a beautiful Sunday (May 5) afternoon at West Haven’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway, taking his second victory in-a-row in the Spring Green 113 by just .02 of a second over Williston’s Brian Hoar. ACT Point Leader Jimmy Hebert continued the hot start to his season and completed the podium in third place.

Helliwell used his second-place starting position to his advantage to jump to the early race lead, bringing eight-time ACT Champion Hoar in tow. The pair ran away in the front while Hebert and Tiverton, RI’s Ray Parent began the battle with Devils Bowl Speedway Champion Craig Bushey for the top five positions. A few early cautions for single spins kept the field together early, while Helliwell showed the 31-car field the way.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Devil’s Bowl Speedway Regional Report – April 15, 2013

bessette_1200 hebert_1200 (1)bessette_1200: George “Mad Dog” Bessette celebrates his Granite State Pro Stock Series victory at Thompson Int’l Speedway’s “Icebreaker” on Sunday. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)
hebert_1200: Jimmy Hebert (#58) leads Eddie MacDonald (#17) and the rest of the American-Canadian Tour field en route to his win in the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday. (Leif Tillotson photo)

DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY REGIONAL REPORT: April 15, 2013
Hebert and Bessette take series wins; Devil’s Bowl drivers get early start

(NOTE: The Devil’s Bowl Speedway Regional Report is a new regular feature that will showcase drivers and series affiliated with the West Haven, VT track racing in other parts of the Northeast.) [Read more...]