Canaan, NH. — The Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to the State of Vermont for the first time in five years, Friday night, July 24, when the series competes for the first time at Fair Haven’s famed Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The series last race in the Green Mountain State was May 2010, at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl.
Friday’s race marks the halfway point of the season with Stafford Springs, CT, hot-shoe Woody Pitkat, riding a 34 point lead into Vermont over second place driver, Todd Patnode, of Richmond, NH, entering the Newport Chevrolet ‘100.’
Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.
WEST HAVEN, VT – Sprint Car racing history will be made in Vermont as The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts a blockbuster open-competition event – the inaugural “Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals” – on Saturday, September 26. The new 1/3-mile clay oval is set for a showdown featuring the region’s most fearless racecar drivers and their lightning-quick, winged, open-wheel machines.
The Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals will be the richest Sprint Car race in Vermont history and is expected to draw the region’s top teams. The purse boasts a $3,000 winner’s prize and a minimum of $300 to start. The event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE), but is open to any winged Sprint Car with a 360-cubic-inch engine limit.
Action packed card includes Enduro Series opener
WEST HAVEN, VT – Rutland County’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway is pulling out all the stops on Friday, June 6 for the track’s first-ever “Facebook Friday” event. Not only is the schedule jam-packed with stock car racing and family entertainment, the ticket price is right for Facebook fans: buy one, get one free.
The official Devil’s Bowl Speedway Facebook page – located at Facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway – is offering a free coupon for the BOGO deal. Fans who “like” the page may print the coupon and redeem it at the ticket window on Friday, June 6 to receive a free general admission ticket with the purchase of one $12 Adult ticket or one $10 Senior ticket. Like every event, kids 12 years old and under are admitted free. Devil’s Bowl is also continuing its new “Fans First” program, offering free admission to residents of nearby Whitehall, NY (zip code 12887) who present valid identification.
The Facebook Friday card is chock-full of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing, with qualifying and main events for the Bond Auto Parts Modified, Late Model, Renegade, and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions, the second appearance of the open-wheel SK Light class, and the season debut for the rock-‘em-sock-‘em Enduro Series. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., with the first green flag at 7:00 p.m.
“Our Facebook fans have really stepped up their participation in the last year or so. This week’s event is a way to thank them with our coupon offer,” Devil’s Bowl promoter Mike Bruno said. The track will also offer a similar promotion for the Friday, July 11 event through its Twitter handle, @DevilsBowlSpeed, with the details to be announced soon. “Our staff looks forward to the events every Friday, but a big part of our mid-week fun has been discussing and sharing ideas with our fans through social media. They’re so passionate about the racing and the drivers, and it’s very rewarding to have our audience so engaged.”
The “Facebook Friday” event on Friday, June 6 is the third event of the season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The American-Canadian Tour returns on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m., for the rescheduled 101.5 The Fox Spring Green.
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.