Cameron, Bell split Pro finals at Young View Farms for Rock Maple Racing Young sweeps Semi-Pro classes on home turf in Vermont
WEST GLOVER, Vermont (Feb. 28, 2021) — Veteran snowmobile racers Matt Cameron and Heath Bell split the Pro finals in Vermont this weekend, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 3 of its 2021 Cross Country snowmobile racing schedule on Saturday at Young View Farms.
Cameron, of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, powered his Arctic Cat to victory in Pro Open over Bell and Oswego, New York’s Kenny Murphy. Despite limited visibility from mixed precipitation that fell all day long, Cameron held a 45-second advantage over Bell as he crossed the stripe after five laps.
Bell, of New Gloucester, Maine, capped a solid day on his Ski-doo by outgunning Cameron in Pro Stock. In a grueling, 12-lap battle, Bell carried an impressive 18-second margin of victory to the line, while Murphy capped a strong outing with another podium finish.
In Semi-Pro action, local favorite Brock Young made it a clean sweep in his own backyard. The skilled athlete and proud West Glover native held off Ski-doo riders Todd Smith (Derry, N.H.) and Aaron Shelton (Walton, NY) for top honors in Semi-Pro Improved. In the Stock class, Young outran Shelton and Pownal, Maine’s Bailey Slocum for top honors.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Schedule Stacked with Special Events in 2021
Five major races highlight 24-event season
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has blown out all the stops for its 2021 season schedule. The historic Vermont dirt track will open its 55th season on Saturday, May 1 and will race 24 straight weeks through October 2. Several special events will help to further cement Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s status as the Northeast’s leading facility for crate-engine Sportsman Modifieds, and five key dates promise to be major events in the region.
A previously announced switch to weekly Saturday-night events (with a Sunday rain date) for 2021 has been received with overwhelmingly positive reaction, and Devil’s Bowl promoter Mike Bruno feels that the track can continue to safely build off the momentum of a successful 2020 season – even during the height of the pandemic.
It is with heavy heart that Butch and April May announce the cancelation of the 2020 Bear Ridge Speedway annual awards banquet. The Banquet originally schedule for November 6, 2020 was postponed due to the pandemic to March 5, 2021. While the country is slowing progressing in a positive direction, we still have a long way to go. With facilities still shut down for larger venues indoors we had no choice but to cancel. This will be the first time in the history of the Ridge’s 53 years that the annual awards banquet was not able to take place. Ticket purchase refunds will be sent out the week of February 8th to all those who had purchased tickets, top ten points funds are also enclosed, for those eligible.
The annual awards banquet is a key part of the Ridge’s program as we feel it is extremely important to take time to recognize the accomplishments of all our competitors. We feel that it is still important to get the trophies and any other contingencies originally planned for distribution at the banquet to our drivers. We are currently looking at how that will happen, with our thought focused on opening day of 2021 May 8th, so that we can get pictures of our competitors on the track with their spoils. As we get a better handle on how and what we will be doing, we will let everyone know.
Visiting Divisions Granite State Mini Sprints and Sprint Cars of New England schedule taking shape
Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for our 54th year of consecutive racing. The Ridge continues to be the best source of great inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families. What makes the entertainment? Some of the best drivers in New England, fierce competition, the best track food going, and all your friends!
The 2021 season schedule for the visiting divisions Granite State Mini Sprints (GSMS) and Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) consists of eleven visits between the two divisions to the Ridge. The GSMS will be on site six times with their first appearance schedule for May 22, Vermont Food Bank Benefit night sponsored by Ron’s Fix it Shop. SCoNE will be making the trek to the Ridge for a total of five times with their first event scheduled for June 19th Sponsored by JTB Towing and Recovery, GSMS will also be on hand that night as well.
Brandon Lanphear to Take Over Driver’s Seat at Richard Green Racing
Barre, VT – One of the most iconic cars of the past two decades at Barre’s Thunder Road has a new pilot. Richard Green Racing has announced that Morrisville’s Brandon Lanphear will drive the #16VT Chevolet with sponsorship from Richard Green Trucking, Green’s Ace Hardware, and Pro Driver Training during the upcoming Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model season.
Since early 2014, Milton’s Scott Dragon had been behind the wheel of the familiar blue machine. In that time, he won the 2016 and 2018 “King of the Road” titles along with 12 feature events. However, Dragon recently decided to step away from the #16VT and pursue interests outside of racing.
Now, the 26-year-old Lanphear is taking the reins. Brandon, the son of former track champion Dwayne Lanphear, is coming off a year where he won the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series title and finished fourth in Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger points.
“We had a team meeting a couple weeks ago and looked over the rosters,” team owner Richard Green said. “We felt that Brandon was probably the best choice among up-and-coming, soon-to-be Late Model drivers who were available. We had a meeting with him a week ago and told him what we were all about, and he’s excited about the chance.”
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Switching to Saturday Nights for 2021
Full $22,000 point fund paid for 2020 season
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is making a big change for the 2021 season. The historic half-mile Vermont dirt track is switching to Saturday as its primary race night for the new year, setting itself up for a schedule that should be more convenient for fans, competitors, and officials.
Opening night will be Saturday, May 1 – the earliest scheduled opening since 1990. The full 2021 season schedule is still being finalized and should be released in January or early February.