Jason Gray back on top in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Mods
As well as Jason Horniac in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevy Sportsman Coupes
Feature winners for the Swenson Insurance night at the Ridge: Jason Gray in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Jason Horniac for the overlall in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Seth Carlson in the USAC DMA Midgets; Matt Piper in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Jesse Dunham in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, Jason Porter in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders, and Tom Chaffee and Brando Igo in the Granite State Mini Sprints 500 and 600’s.
Jason Gray get win number three in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds beating out Jordan Fornwalt. Mike Dunn starting on the pole position was able to hold on to final victory lane spot coming home in third. Matt Lashua and Mike Ryan rounded out the top five.
Martin Barely Edges Caron in Triple Crown Thriller on Cody Chevrolet Night
Cahoon and Gray Also Take Victories
Barre, VT — Craftsbury Common’s Mike Martin came out on top of the duel of the season to win round two of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series at Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac Night on Thursday, August 6. Martin went wheel-to-wheel alongside Colchester’s Sam Caron for nearly 20 laps down the stretch before edging him out by a mere 0.031 seconds as part of a five-car pack rushing to the finish line.
Martin started eighth in the 75-lap feature for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers while Caron took the initial green flag in fourth. Caron needed just three laps to slash his way to the front, roaring around Morrisville’s Brandon Lanphear for the top spot. As Caron steadily built a straightaway lead, Martin used a combination of finesse and well-timed aggression to work his way to the runner-up spot.
Flying Tigers Ready for Second Leg of Triple Crown on Cody Chevrolet Night
Barre, VT — The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers are ready to take back the spotlight this Thursday, August 6 at Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac Night. Thunder Road’s oldest and most storied division will go 75 laps in round two of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series that features the top weekly racers in Vermont plus the best regional challengers to the throne.
For many fans, the Flying Tiger class is already the main reason to attend Thunder Road or order the Northeast Sports Network pay-per-view every week. With the track’s biggest car counts, a back-and-forth point battle, and eight different winners in eight events, the Tigers have lived up to their billing as “the best support division in North America”.
For the last four seasons, the Myers Container Services Triple Crown has given the Tigers the stage they deserve. The first event of the year on July 9 saw 35 drivers attempt to qualify and featured one of the year’s best duels between eventual winner Brandon Lanphear of Morrisville, then–point leader Jaden Perry of Hardwick, and leading rookie Kasey Beattie of St. Johnsbury. There’s every reason to believe the encore will be just as spectacular if not more so.
The Full Moon and Coupe Madness make for plenty of racing excitement
Chris Donnelly wins in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England
The John Poor Memorial night sponsored by Walker Motors Inc of Woodsville NH feature winners were: Ryan Christian in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Josh Harrington for the overlall in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, Nicholas Longley in the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Troy Prentice in the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers, Buddy Welch in the Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders, and Chris Donnelly in the WYKR Sprint Cars of New England.
A new face out Jason Gray’s attempt to claim another win in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds beats. Ryan Christian is the lucky dog this week, starting from sixth place he had the machine to beat, as he worked his way to the front to take over the point with ten to go. From there he sailed on to his first win of the season beating out Wayne Stearns and Jason Gray who made it to the final victory lane spot on the last lap. Kyle Ashford has his best run of the season holding on to fourth with Mike Ryan completing the top five.
Drellos Scores Big Win at Sold-Out Devil’s Bowl Mid-Season Championships
Double-points victory helps to inch point lead ahead
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – It seemed to be only a matter of time before Demetrios Drellos won a feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and the alarm bell rang loud and true on Sunday, August 3, at the double-points “Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial” Mid-Season Championships. “The Greek Streak” headlined a busy night that also included wins by Johnny Bruno, Josh Coonradt, Andrew FitzGerald, Tim Simonds, Austin Chaves, and Cory Gray.
The event was a benchmark for the season at the Vermont track; not only did the race draw the first sellout crowd of the year in the pandemic-limited grandstand seats, the handicapper’s tower saw 163 racing vehicles signed in for competition.
Blake Dodges Late Carnage for Win on WDEV/Calkins Night
Four Racers Join First-Time Winner’s Club at Thunder Road
Barre, VT — Local racer Cody Blake combined a little speed with a lot of luck to score the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model victory at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday, July 30. Blake took the lead for the first time from Graniteville’s Christopher Pelkey on a restart following a massive crash with 10 laps to go and pulled away to win the 50-lap feature on WDEV Radio/Calkins Portable Toilets Night.
The second-generation racer spent much of the race in the back half of the top-10 while rookie Matthew Smith tried to pull the upset. Essex Jct.’s Smith grabbed the point from polesitter Kyle Pembroke at the drop of the green and eventually pulled out to a straightaway lead.
Just when it seemed Smith had the race in hand, Matt White and Chris Roberts spun on the front chute to bring out the first caution on lap-30. Although Smith easily held off Barre’s Jim “Boomer” Morris on the restart, recent Midseason Champion Scott Dragon went for a front stretch spin eight laps later to trigger another yellow.