Bear Ridge Speedway’s 47th consecutive season

BRADFORD, VT –With the snow is FINALLY melting, we are prepping the track, and beginning to spruce up the facility for the competitors and fans who are getting revved up to see the first green of the 2014 season on Saturday, May 3rd after the annual Bear Ridge Car show at the Bradford Jiffy Mart in Bradford VT. Before we swing open the gates be sure to check out the cars and stars at the 13th annual Upper Valley Car show this year being held at the JC Penney Plaza in front of the old Shaws in West Lebanon, NH. With drivers itching to hit the dirt this show is sure to pack a punch for the fans as those competitors participating in the show will be able to enjoy an exclusive practice.

Opening night for the 99Rock Weekly Racing Series could set the tone for the season for a few lucky competitors as double points will be on the line for all five divisions, making the action doubly exciting.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Bergeron Aiming for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Repeat

Chris Bergeron (#27) of Claremont, NH will try to become the first-ever repeat Late Model champion at Devil's Bowl Speedway in 2014.Veteran is first Late Model driver to seek back-to-back championships

WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racer Chris Bergeron isn’t backing off any time soon. In his first season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway last summer, the veteran driver posted four victories and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division championship. He wants even more success this year, and he’s willing to get it the hard way.
“I’m going for it,” Bergeron said. “If there’s an opening on the outside lane – even if I only have a ten-percent chance of passing the car in front of me – I’m going to try.”

A sizzling summer-long battle with rookie Josh Masterson came down to final lap of the season, and Bergeron won by just four points. The Claremont, NH runner says he won the championship – the fifth of his career – with a mix of hard-charging runs, respect for his competitors, and a touch of perspective.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Devil’s Bowl Speedway Welcomes SK Light Modified Division in 2014

Bruce Jaycox of Hartland, VT wheels his SK Light Modified around Devil’s Bowl Speedway during an exhibition last August. The fast, low-slung cars will race at the track nine times in 2014. (MemorEvents photo)Open-wheel asphalt-style Modified cars to run limited schedule

WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racing fans will have a new group of stars to cheer for at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway, as the “SK Light Modified” division makes its way to the racy half-mile. The division will make several appearances during the summer to complement the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2014.

The division features the same style of low-slung, open-wheel cars that compete on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, but with cost-containing differences in engines and tires. Preliminary talks with competitors have been positive, and a schedule of nine events has been planned. An exhibition event was staged at Devil’s Bowl in August 2013, and racers and fans alike were impressed.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Mueller Readies for Title Run at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Jessey Mueller is ready to be a champion. The 19-year-old Modified stock car driver will enter the Spring Green season opener at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, May 4 with just one goal: Winning.
Mueller was rather matter-of-fact about his plans: “We’re going to try to win every race – that’s the only reason we show up,” he said.

After winning nine races last summer, including four in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division at Devil’s Bowl, Mueller and his family team have been working in the off-season to improve their program at their Olmstedville, NY home base.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: People’s United Bank to Present Vermont State Championship Race

(L-R) Broadcaster Ken Squier, People's United Bank Financial Services Manager Sharon Kendall (Fair Haven, VT), Josh Masterson, Nick Sweet, and Chip Grenier in People's United Bank 100 victory lane in 2013 at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (MemorEvents photo)Devil’s Bowl Speedway to host People’s United Bank 100 on May 30

WEST HAVEN, VT – One of Vermont’s most important stock car racing events will enjoy the support of one of America’s great financial institutions, as People’s United Bank sponsors the 100-lap Vermont State Late Model Championship Series event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, May 30.

People’s United Bank is a longtime supporter of stock car racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and 2014 marks People’s second season of involvement in the Vermont State Championship. With more than 400 locations throughout New England and New York – including a branch just five miles from Devil’s Bowl in Fair Haven, VT – People’s United Bank is an integral part of the local community.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Stone Survives Wild World Series Finale for Florida Championship

Devil’s Bowl champion grabs another title at New Smyrna Speedway

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – Todd Stone is bringing another piece of hardware home to Vermont. The Middlebury stock car driver survived a rough race Wednesday night to clinch the Florida Modified division championship at the prestigious World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. The title backs up his 2013 Devil’s Bowl Speedway track championship and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Vermont State title.

The week-long World Series event saw Stone compete in four events over six nights. He opened the series on Valentine’s Day with a runner-up finish, won on Saturday, finished fourth on Monday, and inherited a second victory after a heart-stopping run in the 75-lap finale on Wednesday.
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Registration numbers high for the 2014 season

BRADFORD, VT – Bear Ridge Speedway Vermont’s Fastest Dirt Track, and the only DIRTcar Sanctioned track in New England seeing registrations higher than it has been in years, setting up the Ridge to be the best bang for your buck family entertainment once again for the 2014 racing season.

Opening night, May 3rd, the 47 consecutive season opener sponsored by KDD NAPA of Bradford, is gearing up to be the first of your weekly must see events this summer. Each of the six 99ROCK wfrd weekly racing series will be competing with double features for their double points, setting the stage for some edge of your seat racing excitement.
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DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY: Winged Sprint Cars Flying Back to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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Sprint Cars of New England to make first half-mile appearance October 18

WEST HAVEN, VT – The winged warriors are back. Mud-slinging, methanol fueled, high-flying Sprint Cars will come to Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, October 18 with the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England series.
The race marks the first show for winged sprinters in over five years, and is the final event of a three-race, end-of-season series on a temporary clay surface laid over the existing Devil’s Bowl pavement. The SCoNE tour will be making its first-ever appearance on a half-mile track during the event and will crown its 2014 champion there.
Top drivers expected to be at Devil’s Bowl include three-time SCoNE champions Mark Cole and “Professor” Chris Donnelly, 2011 champion Danny “The Topside Tornado” Douville, Vermont’s “Fairlee Flier” Kevin Chaffee, Clay Dow, Will Hull, and 2013 SCoNE Triple Crown champion Tyler Rich.
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Kart Racing Returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Devil's Bowl Speedway will begin a kart racing series in 2014, with classes open to competitors age 5 and up.Flat karts, Mini Cup cars to race on new paved infield track

WEST HAVEN, VT – Go-kart racing will return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2014. A new structured program designed to give both children and adults a competitive racing experience will bring flat karts and full-body “Mini Cup” cars to a brand new paved 1/7-mile oval on Sunday afternoons. The kart track shares a portion of the frontstretch with the half-mile stock car track.

The new ten-event Devil’s Bowl Speedway Kart Series marks the first kart races held at the facility in more than a decade. Devil’s Bowl is working closely with officials from the Adirondack Karting Association in Ballston Spa, NY – including former Modified stock car standout Joe Williams – to keep rulebooks in line with other tracks in the area.
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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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