Proctor Ends Winless Streak at Devil’s Bowl Mid-Season Championship

Proctor Ends Winless Streak at Devil’s Bowl Mid-Season Championship
Branham wins wild Late Model show; Begor, LaVair take double-point victories

WEST HAVEN, VT – Ron Proctor waited nearly two years to carry a checkered flag at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait became worth it as the veteran driver won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship in dominant fashion on Friday, July 18. Proctor headlined a list of winners that also included Bucko Branham, Jamy Begor, and Chris LaVair.

The outcome of the 25-lap main event for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division was never in question, as Proctor’s No. 27 Charlton Oil/Timco Transportation Teo Pro car jumped from its outside-pole starting position to lead the opening lap, and was never challenged. It was the Charlton, NY driver’s first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory since August 2012.
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Stone Back On Top Entering Devil’s Bowl Mid-Season Championships

Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT is back on top of the Bond Auto Parts Modified standings heading into Friday's Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Alan Ward photo)Late Model, Renegade leaders ahead by only one point; Driver autograph session scheduled

WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racer Todd Stone is in a familiar position entering Friday’s Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships at Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Out front.  The Middlebury, VT driver dominated the Bond Auto Parts Modified division in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action last season and though he holds the lead again this summer, his climb to the top hasn’t been as easy as it was a year ago.

In contrast to 2013 – when Stone won 10 of 17 races and only four other drivers carried the checkered flag during the season – parity has been the name of the game this year with seven different winners in the first 10 events. Stone’s 33-point lead on Leon Gonyo is far from safe with double points on the line at the Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships; the main event pays a whopping 100 points for the victory, setting the stage for a potentially huge momentum shift.  Joey Roberts, Vince Quenneville, Jr., and Ron Proctor are also well within striking distance of Stone’s lead. [Read more...]

Scarborough, Stone Split Wins on Wild Night at Devil’s Bowl

Scarborough, Stone Split Wins on Wild Night at Devil’s Bowl
Gordon, Bradford, MacMichael repeat; Watrous a first-time winner

WEST HAVEN, VT – An action-packed night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway was capped by an unpredictable finale and two first-time feature winners. Johnny Scarborough and Todd Stone split victories in the top-tier Modifieds as Chuck Bradford and Kyle Watrous each won Mini Stock features, and Robert Gordon and Scott MacMichael repeated in the Renegade and SK Light classes, respectively.

Johnny “The Jet” Scarborough of nearby Bomoseen, VT was a convincing winner in the first of two 25-lap feature races for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division. Scarborough took the lead from rookie Jason Reome on the sixth lap and sailed to the victory in a caution-free race. It was Scarborough’s first win at the track since June 20, 1999 and his first in the NASCAR-sanctioned asphalt era. Veteran Leon Gonyo of Chazy, NY finished second with young gun Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, NY third. Joey Roberts and Vince Quenneville, Jr., completed the top five runners.
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Double Features, Kids Bike Races on tap at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Cody Sargen (#55) has been knocking on the door of his first Bond Auto Parts Modified victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway - he'll have two chances with double feature races on Friday, June 27.  (MemorEvents photo)Modified and Mini Stock classes to double up on Friday, June 27

 

WEST HAVEN, VT – Race fans will see double as the on Friday, June 27 at Rutland County’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  Both the Bond Auto Parts Modified and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will run twin feature races at the event, in addition to racing for the Renegade and SK Light classes.  A Kids Bicycle Race event is also on tap, open to children of all ages.

The headline Bond Auto Parts Modified class has been very competitive in 2014.  Defending champion Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT has not yet found the dominance he showed last summer, recording just a single victory through the first five races of the season.  He holds a slim 13-point lead on New York veteran Leon Gonyo, with opening day winner Joey Roberts just two more points back. [Read more...]

Mueller Rebounds With a Big Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Mueller Rebounds With a Big Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Fisher, McCarron, Donahue in winner’s circle

WEST HAVEN, VT – Jessey Mueller made a big statement at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 20. The Olmstedville, NY teenager rebounded from a disqualification just five days earlier, then drove from last place on the starting grid to win the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified event presented by 105.3 Cat Country. Joining Mueller as NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature winners on the night were Jamie Fisher, Stephen Donahue, and John McCarron. The annual “Hometown Heroes” event honored all military, veterans, law enforcement, and first responders with free general admission. [Read more...]

Devil’s Bowl Speedway Announces Modified Disqualification

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has disqualified driver Jessey Mueller and the No. 19 car from the 101.5 The Fox Spring Green event held on Sunday, June 15. Mueller crossed the finish line in second place behind winner Todd Stone in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature race for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division.

The Mueller car failed to meet requirements for minimum engine height in post-race technical inspection. Mueller’s feature race finish has been disallowed and he has been stripped of all championship points and purse money earned in the race. Mueller must also start in last place in all Modified qualifying and feature races on Friday, June 20.
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Packard Aiming for History at Devil’s Bowl Spring Green

Emily Packard, 17, is trying for a piece of history at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in the 101.5 The Fox Spring Green 114 on Father’s Day. (MemorEvents photo)Teenager trying to unseat Helliwell at Rutland County track

WEST HAVEN, VT – Emily Packard is aiming for a piece of stock car racing history at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Father’s Day. The 17 year-old junior at Union 32 High School in Montpelier, VT is off to the best start of her career and now heads to her strongest track for the American-Canadian Tour’s 101.5 The Fox “Spring Green 114” event on Sunday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. She’ll try to become the first woman to win a Late Model event at the fast Rutland County half-mile, and just the second woman in ACT history to win.

Packard has a pair of top-five ACT finishes this season and led 115 laps at Riverside (NH) Speedway last weekend. She ranks fourth in championship standings as the season reaches its halfway point at the Spring Green. Packard has also competed in weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events at Devil’s Bowl and has finished in the top five in all three events. A third-place showing in the People’s United Bank 100 two weeks ago leaves her just one point behind leader Josh Masterson in the track’s title chase.
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Durgan Takes First Devil’s Bowl Modified Win

Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, NY was a first-time winner in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (MemorEvents photo)Late Model checkers to Bryant

 

WEST HAVEN, VT – Jason Durgan became a first-time winner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 6, taking the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified event on “Facebook Friday” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Durgan, of Morrisonville, NY, headlined a winner’s list that included Robert Bryant, Jr., Robert Gordon, Jake Noble, Scott MacMichael, and Shawn Fountain.

Durgan, who was eliminated in a crash last week, benefitted from a pole position starting spot in the 30-lap main event and led every step of the way.  His No. 17 Clear Shot Satellite/Taylor Rental Teo jetted out to an early advantage, but that was wiped away with nine laps remaining as front-runners Todd Stone, Ron Proctor, and Jessey Mueller tangled.  Durgan was forced to fend off Vince Quenneville, Jr., at the restart, then drove to the landmark win.
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Devil’s Bowl Offers BOGO Admission For Facebook Friday Event

The wild-and-crazy Enduro Series comes to Devil's Bowl Speedway's "Facebook Friday" event on June 6.  Facebook fans will receive buy-one-get-one-free admission tickets by printing a coupon from the track's official Facebook page.  (MemorEvents photo)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.