New Schedule, New Events Pump Excitement into King of Dirt Series New Hampshire, Albany-Saratoga increase prestige for KOD Crate Modified Series
RUTLAND, Vt. – The King of Dirt Series is ready for 2020. A new feeling of excitement has been pumped into the tour, and the new, highly anticipated, five-race King of Dirt Racing (KOD) Crate Modified Series schedule will bring the tour to four prestigious tracks in New York and New England.
King of Dirt Racing features the wildly popular Sportsman-type dirt Modified stock car and the economical General Motors “602” crate engine package. KOD events are among the highest-paying Sportsman-level races in the Northeast, and every event on the five-race slate is a highlight. The KOD schedule is kept short by design, offering an affordable touring series alternative for grassroots dirt track racers.
The season opens at the fast, half-mile Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., for the fourth consecutive year, running the 50-lap “Memorial Day Kickoff” on Sunday night, May 24. Bobby Hackel earned $1,750 for winning the 2019 edition, and drivers received a minimum of $150 to take the green flag. Devil’s Bowl also hosts the second KOD event on Sunday, August 9, as the 40-lap “Leon Gonyo Memorial” is again held in conjunction with the “Battle at the Bowl” Big Block/Small Block Modified Challenge.
New Street Stock “Six Pack Series” to Debut in 2020 Four tracks working together toward common rules
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The spotlight will shine on local stock car racing’s “little guy” teams in 2020. The all-new “Six Pack Series” has been created for intermediate-level, V8-powered stock cars, with six races at four distinctly different tracks in Vermont and New York’s Capital District.
Significant efforts have been made by each of the four speedways to work toward a more uniform set of rules to oversee similar divisions. The tracks and classes involved are the Super Stocks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., the Street Stocks at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., the Street Stocks at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y., and the Pure Stocks at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. Drivers must declare which track’s rulebook they will race under for the Six Pack Series.
The Six Pack cracks open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, at the high-banked, quarter-mile Glen Ridge bullring. The semi-banked, half-mile Devil’s Bowl facility will host the second round on Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 24, followed by events at the banked 4/10-mile Albany-Saratoga on Friday, June 12, and the fast, 5/8-mile Lebanon Valley high-banks on Saturday, June 27.
Tremont, Hackel Feted at Devil’s Bowl Speedway-King of Dirt Banquet Rogers receives John Bruno Award
RUTLAND, Vt. – A jam-packed room of more than 330 guests celebrated as the 2019 stock car racing season was officially wrapped up for Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the King of Dirt Racing (KOD) Crate Modified Series on Saturday, January 25. The event, which was held at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., included a red-carpet reception, live driver interviews on social media, and awards for more than 65 top drivers and racing personalities. Point fund bouses distributed approached $28,000 in total.
Official Statement from Devil’s Bowl Speedway and King of Dirt Racing
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Officials from Devil’s Bowl Speedway and King of Dirt Racing have issued the following statement regarding the charges asserted on November 30, 2019 against the part-owner of Devil’s Bowl Speedway and King of Dirt Racing, Mike Bruno, in connection with a situation that started with an incident of vandalism that took place at Devil’s Bowl Speedway:
“We have been overwhelmed with positive support from members of the racing community far and wide, as well as from our many sponsors and marketing partners, local business owners, and many well-wishers who have no connection to Devil’s Bowl Speedway, King of Dirt Racing, or the sport. We are deeply thankful for that support.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, King of Dirt Racing to Celebrate on January 25
Devil’s Bowl special award nominees announced
RUTLAND, Vt. – The on-track action has ended, but the 2019 stock car racing season still has one more event remaining: The Banquet of Champions. Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the King of Dirt Racing Series (KOD) will come together to celebrate their respective champions, top drivers, and special award winners on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vermont.