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.
Tremont Ends Dry Spell in Devil’s Bowl Open Comp Season Finale
Greene survives to win 96-car Enduro
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. waited until the last minute, but the all-time leading winner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway returned to victory lane for the first time in 2020 at the season’s final event, winning in style with a dominant performance in the “Foliage Fun Run” Open Competition event on Sunday, October 4. The busy, jam-packed program also saw 11 other drivers win including Cody Greene, who topped a wild, 96-car, 100-lap Enduro.
Tremont topped a 17-car field in the “run-what-ya-brung” open competition show for the Pepsi Sportsman Modified division. The 10-time champion’s car ran without a roof, with a small wing on the nose, and a four-foot-tall Lexan sideboard sail panel on the left side of his car, and it was virtually glued to the track every lap it ran.
Drellos Survives Flip and Penalty, Still Wins Devil’s Bowl Championship in Wild Finale
Kelly nips Scarborough for first win in thrilling finish
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Demetrios Drellos never planned to race full-time at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2020, and he certainly did not plan to win the championship. He probably never planned to flip his car while trying to wrap the title up, either, but all of that came to pass on Saturday, September 26 in a Championship Night for the ages.
The Queensbury, N.Y., racer topped a list of divisional champions that included Johnny Bruno, Andrew FitzGerald, Chris Conroy, and Cody O’Brien. A fast, competitive dirt track surface resulted in spectacular feature wins for Marty Kelly III, Derek Bornt, Austin Comes, Hunter Sanchez, Josh LaPorte, and O’Brien, racing in front of a charged-up crowd on a warm, early autumn night.
Drellos Crate Engine Passes Inspection After Protest at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Championship Night ready for Saturday
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Demetrios Drellos has been officially declared the winner of the 30-lap Pepsi Sportsman Modified race held at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on The Stove Depot Night on Saturday, September 19. A protest was filed against the Queensbury, N.Y., driver’s General Motors “602 crate” engine following his fourth consecutive win at the Vermont track on Saturday night.
The team of second-place finisher Justin Comes posted the $500 protest bond required by the 2020 Devil’s Bowl Speedway rulebook following the feature race on Saturday night to have the Drellos engine inspected at an independent location. The engine was removed from the Drellos car at the track, impounded, and then delivered to Hunt’s Machine in Schenectady, New York.
Drellos Streaks to Four Straight Wins at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
White, 11, sets new mark as youngest winner in history
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Demetrios Drellos is almost beginning to appear superhuman at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The Queensbury, N.Y., racer – known as “The Greek Streak” – extended his own streak to four consecutive victories on The Stove Depot Night, Saturday, September 19. Other big moments during the night included wins for Todd Stone, Anthony Warren, Cam Gadue, and Tim Simonds, and 11-year-old Kaidin White reset the record as the youngest feature winner in Devil’s Bowl’s 54-season history.
Drellos scored his win in the 30-lap feature for the Pepsi Sportsman Modified division, but it looked as though young Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald was headed for a career-first win. Wagner-Fitzgerald battled early with veteran Mike Palmer before getting away with the lead on the fifth lap. He built a sizeable advantage over rookie Justin Stone, and he was seven laps away when a caution flag flew.
Justin Comes Officially Named 2020 King of Dirt Racing Champion
Schedule cut short by pandemic-related cancellations
RUTLAND, Vt. – There is a new King of Dirt Racing: Justin Comes. The Middlebury, Vt., driver has officially been named the champion for the 2020 King of Dirt Racing (KOD) Crate Modified Series, following a season that saw the tour’s schedule drastically abbreviated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The original KOD schedule contained five dates, though only two events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway were completed. Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., has announced that it will not be holding its event planned for September 25 due to ongoing pandemic restrictions in New York State; that event was scheduled to be the final KOD race. Other events planned for The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and New York’s Fonda Speedway had previously been cancelled.