Valenti Modified Racing Series Heads To Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl

gsdrserCanaan, 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.’

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Valenti Modified Racing Series Set for Debut at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday

VMRSWEST HAVEN, VT – History will be made at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, July 24, with the Newport Chevrolet-Buick-GMC 100 – the track’s inaugural event for the Valenti Modified Racing Series (VMRS). The low-slung, high-horsepower, open-wheel VMRS Modifieds will make their debut on the Rutland County half-mile oval as the headline event, in addition to four divisions from the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.

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Quenneville Doubles Up in Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mid-Season Championships

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Vince Quenneville Jr. is loving his new racecar, and he parked it in victory lane at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the second week in a row on Friday, July 10. The Brandon, VT veteran won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship event, making it a perfect two-for-two in his new Troyer chassis. Other winners on the night included Robert Bryant Jr., Jimmy Bushey, and Chris LaVair.
Quenneville started last on the field because of his victory in the previous event, but that didn’t slow him down any. A steady climb through traffic brought him to the back bumper of leader Jimmy Ryan by lap 15 of the 35-lap race; he made several attempts at getting by Ryan before finally finding grip in the outside lane and nosing ahead at lap 22. After that, Quenneville was long gone and cruised to his second-straight victory in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.

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Double Points on the line at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mid-Season Championships

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Local stock car drivers will feel double the pressure at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, July 10, as The Rutland Herald presents the annual Mid-Season Championships at 7:30 p.m. Point values will be doubled, making every position twice as critical in all four divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.

Because of the greater point values, the Mid-Season Championship is viewed by many as a “make or break” event that sets up the second-half stretch drive toward the titles. The winners of Friday night’s feature events will score 100 points toward the championship, with each subsequent position decreasing by four points. Preliminary heat races are each worth 10 points to win.

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LaDuc Returns to Devil’s Bowl Winner’s Circle in Dirt Track Special

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Veteran stock car driver Tim LaDuc of Orwell, VT made a triumphant return to victory lane on Sunday, July 5, winning the WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Independence Day Special at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. LaDuc ended a five-year victory drought and carried the checkered flag in the 50-lap Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified race after a race-long fight with Josh Sunn. Other winners on the night included Chris Donnelly, Dan Douville, Curtis Condon, and Jesse Durkee.

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Quenneville Wins Intense Firecracker Special at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Vince Quenneville Jr. came out on top of a heart-stopping stock car holiday special at the Coca-Cola Firecracker 44 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, July 3. The Brandon, VT native and veteran Modified driver had a long and hard-fought battle with Joey Roberts, then held off a late charge from Ron Proctor for his first win of the season. Other feature winners on the night for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere included Bobby Therrien, Jim McKiernan, Chris LaVair, and Jeff Murray.

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Leon Gonyo Long Gone in Hometown Heroes Romp at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Leon Gonyo made short work of the 35-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 26, storming to his first victory of the year at the Rutland County speed plant. The veteran Chazy, NY stock car driver, 10 days shy of his 63rd birthday, dominated the “Hometown Heroes” race presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center, the Vermont Army National Guard, 105.3 Cat Country, and Whelen Engineering. Other winners included Todd Stone, Robert Gordon, and Chris LaVair.

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Durgan, Proctor Split Modified Twin Bill at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Jason Durgan and Ron Proctor shared the spotlight on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 19, splitting victories in a pair of eventful Bond Auto Parts Modified stock car races. The division ran twin 30-lap features as part of a full card of racing for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere; other winners on the night included Chris Bergeron, Robert Gordon, Chris LaVair, Bob Seward, and Bob Donahue.

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ACT Awards Three Stars for People’s United Bank 100 at Devil’s Bowl

dfhfghfghfgWaterbury, 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.

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Packard Scores Top-10 in Peoples United Bank 100 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

vsdcgbxfdfEAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – It was evident from the moment Packard and the team unloaded her Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels sponsored car, that she was happy to be racing again at Devil’s Bowl. “We had a pretty good day in practice,” Packard said, “we did some fine tuning and worked on getting the car off the track. I have really been looking forward to returning to Devil’s Bowl, and knew that we would run well here.”

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