Tremont Wrecks, Wins on Wild “Whelen Wednesday” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Duprey by inches in Renegades; Conroy tops fun Mini Stock race
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. narrowly escaped from a big pileup to win on the special “Whelen Wednesday” double-points Mid-Season Championship stock car event on the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on August 10. In spite of major damage to his car, the seven-time Devil’s Bowl champion ran to his second win of the season after a wild 35-lap race. Bill Duprey and Chris Conroy also scored victories during the night, which was presented by NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title sponsor Whelen Engineering.
Three caution flags slowed the pace of the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified race in the first three laps. Tremont, of West Sand Lake, N.Y., was involved in the most serious incident, which stacked his car up with those of top championship point drivers Justin Comes, Derrick McGrew, and rookie Justin Severance. All but Comes were able to continue, though the body on Tremont’s car was severely damaged. (more…)
Durgan Dominant in Coca-Cola Firecracker Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Bridge, FitzGerald, Messier score; Wood wins Enduro in downpour
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Jason Durgan left little doubt in his first victory of the season at the Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, July 2. The point leader of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division was a dominant winner in the Coca-Cola “Firecracker 44” on a night that also saw a large, enthusiastic crowd cheer Seth Bridge, Scott FitzGerald, Eric Messier, and Zach Wood as winners.
Durgan, of Morrisonville, N.Y., waded through an early mess in the 44-lap Modified race that saw three wrecks in the first two laps. After trailing early leader Dave Snow for several laps, Durgan threw his No. 17 Valley View Firewood/Taylor Rental-sponsored car to the outside lane at the one-quarter mark in the race and powered into the lead, then set sail for the rest of the distance to win by a dominant half-track advantage.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Official Statement on the Loss of Driver Ron Casey
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway management is saddened to confirm the loss of one of its stock car racing family members, driver Ron Casey.
Mr. Casey, 61, of Manchester Center, Vt., was competing in a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modified race on the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., on the evening of Sunday, July 3, 2016 when he was stricken with what appeared to be a medical emergency that led to a crash.
Early Point Battles Remain Tight Entering Hometown Heroes Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
First responders and military to receive free admission on Saturday, June 25
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The stock car racing season is only one-quarter of the way complete on the Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the championship battles are already heating up. As the annual “Hometown Heroes” Night presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center and Whelen Engineering approaches on Saturday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m., all four divisions of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series are gearing up for exciting title races throughout the summer.
Tremont Tramples Topless Modifieds on Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt
Donnelly wins Sprint Car thriller; Mosher gets first Renegade win
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr.’s name repeats throughout Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s record books as its most successful stock car driver, and on Sunday, June 19, he added to his legacy by winning for the 71st time at the Vermont facility. The West Sand Lake, N.Y., veteran dominated on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night for his first win in the track’s 50th season, taking the “topless” special on the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl. Also in victory lane during the night were Chris Donnelly and Matt Mosher.
Tremont started ninth on the 22-car NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modified field, which ran with the cars’ roofs removed for the special 35-lap race, and once he gained the lead he was untouchable. A stackup involving all but six cars slowed the race on lap 2 and several other cautions dotted the event, but “Slingshot” Tremont was never headed for the lead during any of the restarts and his familiar No. 115 S&S Asphalt Paving/Rifenburg Construction-sponsored car won by a full straightaway.