Drellos Pockets $10,876 with Vermont 200 Victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Record 89 cars attempt qualifying; Holcomb and Audet post winged wins
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Demetrios Drellos won the biggest stock car race in the 54-season history of Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 6, taking the third annual Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200. The Queensbury, N.Y., driver stood head and shoulders above a record field of 89 Crate Sportsman Modified entries to win the $7,500 top prize, and he also collected $3,376 in lap leader bonus prizes to bring his total rake to $10,876.
Scott Holcomb and rookie Troy Audet also visited Victory Lane on Sunday, winning races for a pair of winged sprint car classes, taking the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) and Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint races, respectively.
Bilodeau Opens Vermont 200 Weekend in a Big Way at Devil’s Bowl
Bublak wins Ron Casey Memorial race; Coonradt wins Pro Stock championship
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Matt Bilodeau played a game of patience on Saturday, September 5, to earn his first win of the season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and race his way into Sunday’s extravaganza. The Brandon, Vt., driver won a messy 40-lap race to take the “Win & You’re In!” guaranteed starting position in the Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200. Bilodeau’s popular win highlighted a night that also saw Robert Bublak Jr., Josh Coonradt, Andrew FitzGerald, and Katrina Bean take feature wins.
Bilodeau survived a marathon feature race for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman division, which started off with a caution period before the first lap was completed. A seemingly endless barrage of 13 yellow flags slowed the race, drawing out the runtime to one hour and 14 minutes for 40 laps. Jeff White and Scott FitzGerald took turns leading the early laps before Austin Comes arrived.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Suffers First Rainout of 2020
Tickets, wristbands honored August 29 or September 12
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway suffered its first weather-related postponement of the 2020 season on Sunday, August 23. Brief but torrential rains moved over the speedway around 5:00 p.m., and totally saturated the facility. Though the sun returned, the track surface was not in a raceable condition, forcing officials to pull the plug.
There were 35 Pepsi Sportsman Modifieds in the pit area for the Charlie LaDuc Memorial 54-lap special, which will have a makeup date to be announced soon.
Maresca, Begor Team Up for Vermont 200 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Fonda champion, Airborne star bringing two-car team for $7,500-to-win event
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – A two-car team has just become an instant contender in the Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Begor Racing has entered a pair of cars into the country’s biggest Sportsman Modified dirt track race on Sunday, September 6, with top drivers Michael Maresca and Jamy Begor at the controls.
Maresca, of Potsdam, N.Y., recently clinched his first Modified track championship at the historic Fonda Speedway, and he also won $20,000 in the prestigious Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway last October. Begor, of Mooers Forks, N.Y., is one of Airborne Speedway’s all-time winningest drivers, and he took three big victories in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified class at that track a year ago.
Gibbons Files First Entry for Vermont 200 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Glen Ridge winner ready for biggest Sportsman race in North America
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Brendan Gibbons has filed the first official entry for the Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The Scotia, N.Y., racer is prepared to take on a stacked field in what has quickly become the biggest Sportsman Modified dirt track race in North America, and will be one of many invaders chasing the $7,500 winner’s purse on Sunday, September 6.
Gibbons ranks among the top 10 DIRTcar Sportsman drivers at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y., and he picked up the first win of his career there on July 19; he also won twice in the track’s Limited Sportsman division in 2019, and is a frequent competitor at the nearby Fonda Speedway.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Announces Major Fall Schedule Changes
Saturday nights and $10,000-to-win Modified event among adjustments
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has made some exciting schedule changes for the autumn portion of the 2020 dirt track stock car racing season. As fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has forced facilities in nearby states to stop hosting races, the Vermont facility is adapting with the ever-changing times to safely provide racers and fans with more suitable options.
Vermont’s pandemic health and safety guidelines remain firmly in place, helping the Green Mountain State to currently be in a better position than many surrounding areas. With several speedways in New York State forced to interrupt or even end to their seasons prematurely – and as schools begin to reopen – Devil’s Bowl Speedway promoter Mike Bruno has worked to offer favorable date changes and event alternatives for teams and spectators while adhering to COVID-19 policies.