Devil’s Bowl Speedway to Host American-Canadian Tour Twice in 2017
“Spring Green” returns; all-new event coming on Vermont 200 Weekend
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The traveling stock car stars of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will return to the Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway twice in 2017. Having just completed its 25th season, one of the premier Late Model racing series in North America will battle in a pair of exciting events at the fast Vermont half-mile that has become a favorite of drivers and fans alike.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Announces Weekly Division Realignment for 2017
Late Models to run special events; Renegades renamed “Super Stocks”
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has made some adjustments to its weekly stock car racing divisions for the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season. The changes are the latest step in an unending process of improving the quality and entertainment value of events at both the half-mile Asphalt Track and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at the Vermont facility, with several additional enhancements to be announced soon.
Durgan Wins Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Championship in a Tiebreaker
Masterson, McKiernan, Messier take season titles
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Jason Durgan and Vince Quenneville Jr. put on the most dramatic stock car show of the year at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 11. The two veteran drivers were the stars of the half-mile Asphalt Track during the Rutland County facility’s 50th season of racing and needed a tiebreaker to determine the track champion at the Vermont 200 Weekend. Durgan, of Morrisonville, N.Y., became a first-time Devil’s Bowl titleholder in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and will share the championship stage this winter with Josh Masterson, Jim McKiernan, and rookie Eric Messier.
Durgan and Quenneville entered the two-day Asphalt Track finale tied in point standings, but Morrisonville, N.Y., racer Durgan pulled ahead by two points after a 50-lap race on Saturday afternoon. In Sunday’s “Leon Gonyo Memorial” 50-lapper, defending champion Quenneville, of Brandon, Vt., did all he could by winning the race – his fourth score of the year – as Durgan’s car struggled in traffic. (more…)
Stearns Steals First Devil’s Bowl Dirt Win in Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial
Mosher, Porter, Wood score on action-packed night
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Wayne Stearns used a strong racecar and a bit of patience to earn his first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 11. The Bradford, Vt., veteran earned his win in the “Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial” on Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland Night. Matt Mosher, Jason Porter, and Brett Wood also went to the winner’s circle during the event. (more…)
Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Mods victory lane filled with Rookies
Bear Ridge Speedway
Jason Porter gets the win in the Weglarz Property Service Four Cylinders
BRADFORD, VT – The Spencer Rocke memorial night sponsored by Shaker Valley Auto offered the fans great racing excitement, over 40 active members in the Bear Ridge Speedway Kids Club a brand new bike, and a song courtesy of the last man standing with a bike from the Timberwolves Hockey team on hand to support their driver Trever Rocke
The finish almost couldn’t have been any better in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds, who put on a whale of a show for the fans only being slowed for a spit one time. With twenty four cars on the track the drive to the front can be challenging and for the fans you gotta pay attention to keep up with your favorite driver when the fast paced action isn’t slowed by caution. This also gives the guys in the front, if up to the challenge, the opportunity to hopefully pull away from the pack. Tommy Kimball led the first 10 circuits before handling problems saw him fade to the back over the next 30 laps. Trever Rocke son of Spencer found himself taking over the point and held on for the next 16 before being over taken by his friend Todd Buckwold. Buckwold has been strong all season and like Rocke not quite able to hold on till the end, but tonight he was not going to let it happen again. Buckwold held on to the lead to grab the win, his first of the season, helping to solidify his rookie points standings and to make him eligible to compete in the second annual Growler event held on the last night exclusively for the Sportsman Mod winners. Rocke came home in second and Matt Lashua with his best finish of the season crossed the line in third. Adam Pierson and Jordan Fornwalt completed the top five. (more…)
Scott Dragon of Milton shows off his “King of the Road” trophy in Victory Lane after clinching the Late Model Championship with a second-place finish in the 38th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, VT – Nick Sweet of Barre continued his domination of the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic, but it wasn’t enough to deny Scott Dragon of Milton his first Thunder Road Late Model track championship. Sweet led the final 117 laps on his way to his third straight win, and his fourth overall, in the 38th edition of the 200-lap holiday event, but Dragon’s runner-up finish was enough to give him the “King of the Road” crown by one point over Sweet.
Thunder Road crowned two other first-time champions in the final regular-season event of the year: Stephen Donahue of Graniteville won Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen title, while Jamon Perry of Hardwick took the Allen Lumber Street Stocks championship.
Dragon led Sweet by eight points in the overall Late Model standings after the qualifying heats. Once Sweet moved into the lead, Dragon had to finish second place to earn the title. He saved it until late in the event, passing Tyler Cahoon of Danville for the runner-up position on lap 195.