HFCU Make-up Date Added on September 4 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

devils bowl NG vertical PNGHFCU Make-up Date Added on September 4 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Heritage Family Credit Union “Member Night” rescheduled for Labor Day weekend

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has added a make-up date to its asphalt stock car racing schedule, as the previously postponed Heritage Family Credit Union “Member Night” has been rescheduled for Friday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. The event kicks off a busy Labor Day weekend of racing around the region and will also serve as the final Friday night date of the 2015 season at Devil’s Bowl.

Heritage Family Credit Union members will be admitted free of charge on September 4 by presenting their HFCU bank card, checkbook, or account statement at the ticket window as proof of membership. The HFCU Member Night event is one of the most highly-anticipated fan promotions of the season and returns to Devil’s Bowl after a several years off. The original date of the HFCU Member Night was well-attended on August 14 before heavy rains moved in and postponed the event.
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FMR Teammates Take Top Three Positions in USAC DMA Race One of Triple Crown Presented by New England Racing Fuel at Bear Ridge Speedway

BearRidgeLogoFMR Teammates Take Top Three Positions in USAC DMA Race One of Triple Crown Presented by New England Racing Fuel at Bear Ridge Speedway

Ellington, CT: Team owners dream about getting to Victory Lane with the team but for Frank Manafort, owner of FMR Racing, his dream was exceeded with all three teams that he owns scoring a podium finish Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT. This was race one of the series Triple Crown Presented by New England Racing Fuel. It was also Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated Night at the speedway.

Heat race one had the 47 of Scott Holcomb on pole followed by the 69 of Dean Christensen starting second. Under the green flag, the 47 of Holcomb would hold the point for the first three laps while being pressured for the lead by Adam Pierson in the 76M. By lap four, the 76M of Pierson was able to get by the 47 of Holcomb and took over the lead with Holcomb now back to second and Christensen in the 69 now in third. Action was highly contested for third on back and by lap five, the 5 driven by Derek Graham had moved into third with the 67 of Josh Sunn taking down fourth. By the time the checkered flag was displayed, Adam Pierson of Bradford, VT in the FMR owned 76M had won the race followed by Scott Holcomb in the 47 with the 5 of Derek Graham rounding out the top three.
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Michael Danforth grabs the brass ring for a cool $400 extra in DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes

BearRidgeLogoMichael Danforth grabs the brass ring for a cool $400 extra in DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes
Kevin Chaffee back on top in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

Manafort Stable grabs all three spots in victory lane in USAC DMA Midgets

BRADFORD, VT – The eight annual Old Timers night was a huge success with over thirty legends, oldies but goodies, and cool rides on display for the fans as they entered the track grandstands. Twenty one of them would hit the track at intermission for introductions storytelling and some fun hot laps before the features began for the Sabil & Sons Old Timers, Speedway Illustrated race night.

The DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds after getting the kinks worked out put on a whale of a show for the fans with the top guns making their way from the back in fine fashion once again. Having struggled a bit of late, local favorite Kevin Chaffee finally found the groove he was looking for along with his set up and methodically worked his way to the front. Returning for his first time in 2015 was the Doctor Chris Donnelly driving the machine of Tim Tucker who was away with family obligations. Donnelly quickly showed the fans that he has not lost his touch as he came from last to finish in seventh place. While Donnelly and Chaffee were working their way to the front TC Forward was doing battle with Jamie Ferland getting by him for the lead on lap nine. Forward would not be able to hold off Chaffee who was prepared to be vindicated as he grabbed the lead from Forward on lap 25 and from there sailed on for the win. Forward was able to hold on to second with Robert Tucker taking the third place victory spot. Completing the top five were Jason Gray and Adam Pierson.
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Quenneville Tightens Devil’s Bowl Standings with Third Modified Win

devils bowl NG vertical PNGQuenneville Tightens Devil’s Bowl Standings with Third Modified Win
Aube, FitzGerald snap long winless droughts; Bradford goes for three-peat

WEST HAVEN, VT – Vince Quenneville Jr. is keeping things interesting at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The veteran stock car driver sailed to his third victory of the season on Friday, August 21 and tightened an already-close championship battle. Other winners at the event, which was sponsored by Brown’s Quarried Slate and Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand, included Jamie Aube, Scott FitzGerald, and Chuck Bradford.

Quenneville’s win came in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere. Codie Aubin of Plattsburgh, NY looked the part of a first-time winner by leading the caution-free 30-lap race by a substantial margin, but Brandon, VT racer Quenneville reeled him and completed the pass for the lead with eight laps remaining.
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Thunder Road Thursday Season Nears Checkered Flag with Jet Service/Acura Night

Alan Ward/Big Al's Photos photo

Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos photo

Barre, VT – The next-to-last Thursday night event of the 56th Thunder Road racing season is this Thursday, August 20 with Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night. N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell is just three races away from a record-tying third consecutive “King of the Road” title, making each spot critical this Thursday night.

 

The evening will also feature the annual “Run-What-U-Brung” spectator races, allowing people to race their registered and inspected street vehicles mano-a-mano around the ¼-mile oval. Participants must register at the pit gate by 5:30pm, purchase a pit pass, and wear a full racing helmet.

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Rookie Donahue Overcomes for Win in Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s

Alan Ward photo

Alan Ward photo

Barre, VT – Seventeen-year-old Stephen Donahue of Graniteville was not to be denied at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 13 as he took the overall win in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s on U.S. Army Recruiting Night.

 

The rookie won the first 50-lap feature after Wolcott’s Brendan Moodie blew a right-front tire while racing with Donahue coming to the white flag. But Donahue had a right front of his own go down on lap 12 of the second feature after contact with point leader Jason Woodard.

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Brian Chaffee get the win in DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes with Mike Dunn getting it done in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

BearRidgeLogoBrian Chaffee get the win in DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes with Mike Dunn getting it done in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

BRADFORD, VT – It took four hours from the time practice was supposed to start for the first green to wave on a features only night due to the rain on the annual Bradford Bull Dogs Benefit night sponsored by Swenson Insurance Co. As always when it comes to getting in the show, if you come, you can rest assured promoter C.V. Butch Elms will do everything in his power to get it done, and this time when the rainbow came out the infamous “Bear Ridge Speedway Jet Dryer” was cut down and track drying began. Because of time constraints a features only format was put in place and at 9:00 pm the first feature of the night hit the track with conditions being fast and smooth for some of the best racing seen a the Ridge in 2015.

The Sprint Cars of New England made their way around the ¼ mile clay oval in fine fashion, with a new winner beating out the veterans. Butch Valley Jr was able to capitalize on his front row starting position and hold off the hard fought challenges of Dan Douville and last visits feature winner Scott Holcomb. Both crossed the line behind Valley in that order.
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Rookie Donahue Overcomes for Win in Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s

thunderRookie Donahue Overcomes for Win in Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s

Barre, VT – Seventeen-year-old Stephen Donahue of Graniteville was not to be denied at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 13 as he took the overall win in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s on U.S. Army Recruiting Night.

The rookie won the first 50-lap feature after Wolcott’s Brendan Moodie blew a right-front tire while racing with Donahue coming to the white flag. But Donahue had a right front of his own go down on lap 12 of the second feature after contact with point leader Jason Woodard.
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