Archive for Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Devil's Bowl Speedway
Phone: (802) 265-3112
Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com
Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director
Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282

Durgan Doubles Up For Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Mid-Season Championship

Bryant steals Late Model win; Turner returns with win; rookie Messier gets third-straight

WEST HAVEN, Vt. July 23, 2016 – Jason Durgan picked the right night to become the first repeat winner of the season at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway, scoring in the double-points Mid-Season Championship race presented by Friend Construction on Saturday, July 23. Durgan was one of four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car winners on the half-mile Asphalt Track on Saturday, including Robert Bryant Jr., Richie Turner, and Eric Messier.

The event was in jeopardy of being cancelled due to a powerful thunderstorm that swept through the area during pre-race practice and left half of the speedway property without power, but the decision was made to continue on. That decision proved to be the right one, as a gorgeous sunset fell over a competitive night of action.

Morrisonville, N.Y., native and championship point leader Durgan played the role of spoiler in the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified feature race. Crowd favorite Bob Kilburn of Fair Haven, Vt., looked to be headed for an upset career-first win by leading the first 24 laps before Durgan was able to come from 11th starting position and break free from traffic to take the lead away, bringing Vince Quenneville Jr. with him.

The race’s lone caution period came two laps later to set up a mad scramble to the finish. Durgan and Brandon, Vt., racer Quenneville scooted away from the pack and finished 1-2, while Travis Bruno – also from Morrisonville, N.Y. – held onto third place after running near the front the entire distance. Fair Haven’s Billy Lussier finished fourth with Kilburn fifth. Jackie Brown Jr., Ron Proctor, Alex Bell, Joey Roberts, and rookie Chuck Bradford completed the top 10 finishers in order, unofficially.

Durgan holds a 29-point lead in the division (419-390) over Quenneville, who jumped into second place. Proctor sits third, 46 points behind Durgan, with Lussier and Brown close behind.

Robert Bryant Jr. stopped what looked like a runaway for Steve Miller in the 30-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model race. After a long side-by-side battle with Josh Masterson for second place, Brooklyn, Conn., driver Bryant tracked Miller down in the final 10 circuits from a full straightaway behind. Bryant moved to the inside on Miller and after both cars broke loose in Turn 4 coming to the white flag, Bryant grabbed the lead with an exciting pass and drove away in the last half-mile for a popular first win of the season.

Miller, of Vergennes, Vt., took the runner-up spot for the second race in a row, with Bristol, Vt.’s Masterson third. Former champion Chris Bergeron finished fourth in his first Devil’s Bowl start of the year and Jamie Aube was fifth. With his victory, Bryant moved ahead of Masterson by a single point in the championship standings, 349-348, unofficially. Miller is just 10 points behind in third, followed by Seth Bridge and Aube.

Former champion Richie Turner of Fairfax, Vt., made his first Devil’s Bowl start of the season count in a big way, as he tore through the field to win the 20-lap Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade race. Turner battled with Jim McKiernan of Moriah, N.Y., in the opening circuits before taking control on lap 7, then held McKiernan off over the balance of the race for the victory. Matt Monaghan and Jason McClatchie waged an entertaining fight for third place, which went to Monaghan by a half-car length. R.J. Germain finished fifth, unofficially.

McKiernan vaulted into the point lead to take a 10-point advantage on Scott FitzGerald (418-408), who finished sixth after a mid-race spin. Monaghan, rookie Austin McKiernan, and Tony Salerno are next in the order.

Rookie Eric “Mongo” Messier of Hinesburg, Vt., ran to his third consecutive win in the 15-lap Portland Glass Mini Stock race. He ran three-wide with leaders Andrew FitzGerald and Brett Wood while making his move, then drove away from the field for the win. Harold LaVair of Gabriels, N.Y., finished second with West Rutland, Vt., driver FitzGerald third. Brad Bertrand and Wood completed the unofficial top five.

Messier’s win broke a tie for the point lead with Bertrand and moves him into sole possession of first place with a 14-point advantage (411-397). Zach Wood, LaVair, and Garrett Given run 3-4-5 in the standings.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. on the Asphalt Track as the Community College of Vermont presents Twin 25s for the Sportsman Modifieds. The 3/10-mile Dirt Track returns to action on Sunday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m., with the Whelen Engineering Mid-Season Championships. General admission at each event is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and teens (13-17), and free for kids 12 and under.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Friend Construction Mid-Season Championships
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Track – West Haven, VT
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified Feature (30 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (11) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, N.Y.
2. (5) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.
3. (3) Travis Bruno, Morrisonville, N.Y.
4. (6) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.
5. (1) Bob Kilburn, Fair Haven, Vt.
6. (8) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.
7. (9) Ron Proctor, Charlton, N.Y.
8. (4) Alex Bell, Cambridge, N.Y.
9. (10) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, Vt.
10. (12) # Chuck Bradford, Addison, Vt.
11. (2) Jimmy Ryan, Whiting, Vt.
12. (7) Dave Snow, Brandon, Vt.
13. (13) # Matt Bilodeau, Pittsford, Vt.

Heat Winners: Bob Kilburn, Vince Quenneville Jr.
Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jason Durgan
Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Dave Snow

Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model Feature (30 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

1. (4) Robert Bryant Jr., Brooklyn, Conn.
2. (1) Steve Miller, Vergennes, Vt.
3. (3) Josh Masterson, Bristol, Vt.
4. (8) Chris Bergeron, Claremont, N.H.
5. (2) Jamie Aube, North Ferrisburgh, Vt.
6. (6) Chad White, Fort Ann, N.Y.
7. (5) Seth Bridge, Mendon, Vt.
8. (7) Jesse Carris, Rutland, Vt.

Heat Winner: Steve Miller
Crazy Horse Racing Winners Circle Challenge: Robert Bryant Jr.

Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade Feature (20 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (8) Richie Turner, Fairfax, Vt.
2. (5) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, N.Y.
3. (4) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, Vt.
4. (9) Jason McClatchie, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
5. (3) R.J. Germain, Bristol, Vt.
6. (7) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt.
7. (2) # Austin McKiernan, Moriah Center, N.Y.
8. (1) Tony Salerno, Mineville, N.Y.
9. (6) # Bill Burlingame, Gansevoort, N.Y.
10. (10) # Alexis Aiken, Claremont, N.H.

Did Not Start: Jimmy Bushey, Mooers Forks, N.Y.
Heat Winners: Jim McKiernan, Scott FitzGerald
Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Richie Turner

Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (9) # Eric Messier, Hinesburg, Vt.
2. (8) Harold LaVair Jr., Gabriels, N.Y.
3. (2) Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt.
4. (7) Brad Bertrand, Ferrisburgh, Vt.
5. (1) # Brett Wood, Georgia, Vt.
6. (4) Garrett Given Sr., Cornwall, Vt.
7. (10) Roger LaBounty, Morrisonville, N.Y.
8. (3) # Zach Wood, Georgia, Vt.
9. (11) # Kaleb Shepard, New Haven, Vt.
10. (5) Mike Whalen Jr., Peru, N.Y.
11. (12) # Roo Forrest, West Rutland, Vt.
12. (13) Brian Bishop Jr., Bridport, Vt.
13. (6) C.J. LaVair, Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Heat Winners: C.J. LaVair, Garrett Given Sr.
Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Eric Messier

Comments (0)

Devil's Bowl Speedway
Phone: (802) 265-3112
Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com
Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director
Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282

Hometown Heroes Night Proves Perfect for Lussier’s First Devil’s Bowl Win

Aube, McKiernan, Messier on top in support classes

WEST HAVEN, Vt. –June 25, 2016 ... Billy Lussier thrilled his hometown crowd at the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, June 25, taking his first career victory in a wire-to-wire romp. Somewhat fittingly, the Fair Haven, Vt. driver’s milestone win came on “Hometown Heroes” Night presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center and Whelen Engineering. Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action included Jamie Aube, Jim McKiernan, and Eric Messier.

Lussier, who lives just five miles from the speedway and had a large cheering section in the grandstands, drove the entire caution-free 30-lap feature race for the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division out front and opened up a sizeable lead on the field. It was almost not to be for Lussier, however, as his crew discovered a broken suspension component on the No. 25 Fair Haven Chrysler-Dodge/Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli car after qualifying and made hasty repairs just minutes before the green flag.

“This one is for the whole crew and my family, and all the fans that have supported us for so many years here,” Lussier said in victory lane. “The hard work paid off tonight. This is just awesome.”

Jackie Brown Jr. of Hurley, N.Y., held second place for much of the race before former champion Ron Proctor chased him down in the final 10 laps. Proctor, of Charlton, N.Y., took the runner-up spot, followed by Brown, Jason Durgan, and Vince Quenneville Jr.

North Ferrisburgh, Vt., native and veteran racer Jamie Aube took his first win of the season in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model division, which ran a two-segment, scored feature event. Aube was the runner-up in both 20-lap legs of the race for a total low score of four points. Robert Bryant Jr., Seth Bridge, and Steve Miller all tied at seven points, but Bryant got the tiebreaker for the runner-up position based on his win in the final segment. Bridge was third overall followed by first-segment winner Miller, and John Donahue with eight points.

The Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade division ran a similar format with two 15-lap scored segments, and Jim McKiernan of Moriah Center, N.Y., swept both halves of the race for a perfect two-point score and the overall win. R.J. Germain finished second overall with five points, followed by rookie Austin McKiernan – the winner’s son – at seven points. Scott FitzGerald and Tony Salerno completed the top five.

Rookie Eric “Mongo” Messier of Hinesburg, Vt., overcame a hard crash last week and transmission problems on Saturday afternoon for his first career win in the hotly contested Portland Glass Mini Stock race. Messier, runner-up Brad Bertrand, and third-place Harold LaVair were among the drivers that combined for nine lead changes in just 15 laps. Garrett Given and C.J. LaVair rounded out the top five finishers.

The annual “Hometown Heroes” event recognized all members of local law enforcement, first responders, and members of the armed forces with free admission, and an on-track parade of fire trucks representing the West Haven, Fair Haven, and Castleton departments highlighted intermission. The Thomas Dairy Kids Club also hosted a candy scramble on the frontstretch during intermission.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action for two nights on Independence Day weekend with Rutland County’s biggest and loudest fireworks shows. Racing is on the half-mile Asphalt Track on Saturday, July 2 and on the 3/10-mile Dirt Track on Sunday, July 3. Special general admission each night is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (62+) and students (13-17), and free for kids age 12 and under.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

OFFICIAL RESULTS – Rutland Regional Medical Center/Whelen Engineering “Hometown Heroes” Night

Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Track – West Haven, VT
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified Feature (30 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (1) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.
2. (8) Ron Proctor, Charlton, N.Y.
3. (3) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.
4. (9) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, N.Y.
5. (7) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.
6. (10) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, Vt.
7. (5) Jimmy Ryan, Whiting, Vt.
8. (2) Dave Snow, Brandon, Vt.
9. (12) Alex Bell, Cambridge, N.Y.
10. (6) Bob Kilburn, Fair Haven, Vt.
11. (11) # Chuck Bradford, Addison, Vt.
12. (4) Travis Bruno, Morrisonville, N.Y.

Heat Winners: Bill Lussier, Vince Quenneville Jr.
Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Ron Proctor
Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Travis Bruno

Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model Feature (20 laps x2)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown – Segment Points
# - denotes rookie

1. (3) Jamie Aube, North Ferrisburgh, Vt. – 4 points
2. (5) Robert Bryant Jr., Brooklyn, Conn. – 7 points
3. (4) Seth Bridge, Mendon, Vt. – 7 points
4. (2) Steve Miller, Vergennes, Vt. – 7 points
5. (7) John Donahue, Graniteville, Vt. – 8 points
6. (6) Josh Masterson, Bristol, Vt. – 9 points
7. (1) Mark Norris, Benson, Vt. – 14 points

Segment Winners: Steve Miller, Robert Bryant Jr.
Crazy Horse Racing Winners Circle Challenge: Jamie Aube

Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade Feature (15 laps x2)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown – Segment Points
# - denotes rookie

1. (5) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, N.Y. – 2 points
2. (3) Ray Germain Jr., Bristol, Vt. – 5 points
3. (1) # Austin McKiernan, Moriah Center, N.Y. – 7 points
4. (6) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt. – 8 points
5. (1) Tony Salerno, Mineville, N.Y. – 9 points
6. (7) # Bill Burlingame, Gansevoort, N.Y. – 11 points
7. (4) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, Vt. – 14 points

Segment Winners: Jim McKiernan (2)
Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Jim McKiernan

Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (5) # Eric Messier, Hinesburg, Vt.
2. (9) Brad Bertrand, Ferrisburgh, Vt.
3. (3) Harold LaVair Jr., Gabriels, N.Y.
4. (7) Garrett Given Sr., Cornwall, Vt.
5. (4) Chris LaVair, Saranac Lake, N.Y.
6. (6) # Zach Wood, Georgia, Vt.
7. (8) Mike Whalen Jr., Peru, N.Y.
8. (10) Al Maynard, Fairfax, Vt.
9. (2) Roger LaBounty, Morrisonville, N.Y.
10. (13) # Roo Forrest, West Rutland, Vt.
11. (1) # Brett Wood, Georgia, Vt.
12. (12) # Kaleb Shepard, New Haven, Vt.
13. (11) Chris Cardarelli, Milton, Vt.
14. (14) # Cameron Kennedy, Rochester, Vt.

Did Not Start: Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt.; John McCarron, Rensselaer, N.Y.
Heat Winners: Eric Messier, Brad Bertrand
Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Brad Bertrand

Comments (0)

Devil's Bowl Speedway
Phone: (802) 265-3112
Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com
Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director
Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282

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.

Derrick McGrew of Ballston Spa, N.Y., was the best of the rest and had a solid drive to second place. Behind him, several drivers battled for third place before it came down to Adam Pierson and Bobby Hackel; Pierson, of East Corinth, Vt., tried for several laps to get past Hackel before finally rocketing underneath him in Turn 2 with two laps remaining. Hackel finished fourth with Tim LaDuc fifth.

McGrew, Chris Murray, and Billy Lussier won qualifying heats, and rookie Justin Severance won the consolation race for the second-straight week.

“Professor” Chris Donnelly of Piermont, N.H., won a barnburner of a 30-lap feature for the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) series. Donnelly came from 13th starting position and trailed Dan Douville for several circuits as they navigated heavy lapped traffic. Donnelly surprised Douville with a three-wide move on the backstretch to take the lead and then ran to the win.

Douville, of Bridgewater, N.H., held on as the runner-up. Double-duty racer Hackel, of Rensselaer, N.Y. – in just his third start in a winged Sprint Car and first with the SCoNE group – started last on the 18-car field and was electric on his way through traffic, finishing in third place with an underpowered 305-cubic-inch engine racing against the high-horsepower SCoNE 360s. Dash winner Jake Williams and Kevin Chaffee rounded out the top five; Douville and Chaffee won heat races.

Matt Mosher of Queensbury, N.Y., captured his first-ever victory in a weekly division at Devil’s Bowl by taking the 15-lap feature for the Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegades. Mosher held off a strong charge by Paul Braymer of Granville, N.Y., for his landmark win. Heat winner Aaron Fachini was third, followed by Curtis Condon and rookie Brian Bishop Jr.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on the half-mile Asphalt Track on Saturday, June 25, with the annual “Hometown Heroes” Night presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center and Whelen Engineering. All fire, police, rescue, military, veterans, and corrections officers in uniform or with proper identification will be admitted for free. Regular general admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for kids age 12 and under. The next Dirt Track event is on Sunday, July 3.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Central Vermont Motorcycles Night
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt Track – West Haven, VT
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified “Topless” Feature (35 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (9) Kenny Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.
2. (6) Derrick McGrew, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
3. (12) Adam Pierson, East Corinth, Vt.
4. (10) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.
5. (8) Tim LaDuc, Orwell, Vt.
6. (18) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.
7. (13) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.
8. (5) Tim Hodge, Vershire, Vt.
9. (11) Jack Speshock, Malta, N.Y.
10. (2) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.
11. (1) Chris Murray, Fair Haven, Vt.
12. (17) Mike Coffey Jr., Ballston Spa, N.Y.
13. (15) # Justin Severance, Pittsford, Vt.
14. (7) Justin Comes, Middlebury, Vt.
15. (4) Jim Introne Jr., Hartford, N.Y.
16. (20) Ron Casey, Manchester Center, Vt.
17. (3) # Rick Sanville, Windsor, Vt.
18. (16) Hunter Bates, Pittsford, Vt.
19. (19) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
20. (21) # Wade Steele, Addison, Vt.
21. (14) # Rob Lanfear, Lake George, N.Y.

Did Not Start: Chad Miller, White River Junction, Vt.

Heat Winners: Derrick McGrew, Chris Murray, Billy Lussier

Consi Winner: Justin Severance

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jackie Brown Jr.

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Rob Lanfear

Sprint Cars of New England Feature (30 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (13) Chris Donnelly, Piermont, N.H.
2. (8) Dan Douville, Bridgewater, N.H.
3. (18) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.
4. (9) Jake Williams, Center Tuftonboro, N.H.
5. (12) Kevin Chaffee, Bradford, Vt.
6. (7) # Matt Hoyt, Campton, N.H.
7. (2) # Chad Turck, Pittsfield, N.H.
8. (5) Dennis McLeod, Concord, N.H.
9. (14) Tyler Austin, West Fairlee, Vt.
10. (17) James Hanson, Orwell, Vt.
11. (10) Lacey Hanson, Orwell, Vt.
12. (4) # Mike Chaffee, Corinth, Vt.
13. (3) Christine Boesch, Concord, N.H.
14. (6) # Richie Simmons, Bradford, Vt.
15. (15) # Marty Hutchins, Poultney, Vt.
16. (11) Will Hull, Plainfield, Vt.
17. (1) Patrick Smith, East Andover, N.H.
18. (16) Scott Holcomb, Granby, Conn.

Heat Winners: Dan Douville, Kevin Chaffee

Dash Winner: Jake Williams

Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade Feature (15 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (5) Matt Mosher, Queensbury, N.Y.
2. (4) Paul Braymer, Granville, N.Y.
3. (2) Aaron Fachini, North Adams, Mass.
4. (3) Curtis Condon, Queensbury, N.Y.
5. (6) # Brian Bishop Jr., Bridport, Vt.
6. (7) # Josh Bussino, Belmont, Vt.
7. (1) Lou Gancarz, North Adams, Mass.

Did Not Start: Bill Duprey, Hydeville, Vt.

Heat Winner: Aaron Fachini

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Matt Mosher

Comments (0)

Devil's Bowl Speedway
Phone: (802) 265-3112
Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com
Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director
Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282

Fireworks Fly for Ryan in Wild Memorial Day Modified Fight at Devil’s Bowl

Masterson, Wood repeat; McKiernan, Murray score first wins of season

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Jimmy Ryan may have led every lap of the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified feature race on the Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 28, but the box score won’t show just how wild the action was behind him. The veteran stock car racer from Shoreham, Vt., outlasted a rough-and-tumble field of competitors to end a six-year winless streak at the inaugural “Yorkmont Memorial Day 5000” and headed a winners list that included Josh Masterson, Jim McKiernan, Zach Wood, and Jeff Murray.

In addition to the on-track action, race fan Emily Catellier of Rutland, Vt., was the happy winner of a $5,000 cash prize given away by sponsor Yorkmont Auto Auctions of Fair Haven, Vt. The event was capped off by a holiday fireworks show by Northstar Fireworks.

One week after a fuel line problem left him on the sidelines, Ryan was in the right place all race long, ahead of several multi-car wrecks that shook up the field. Although Ryan said that his car wasn’t handling well, he was able to withstand a sequence of restarts and drive away from the pack every time. No less than eight different drivers tried to rattle Ryan in the early stages of the race before wrecks, spins, or damage hampered their progress.

When the smoke cleared after 30 laps, Ryan was the convincing winner for the first time since August 29, 2010, and for the first time in his career under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Jackie Brown Jr., of Hurley, N.Y., withstood a long challenge from Jason Durgan and held on for the runner-up spot. Morrisonville, N.Y., racer Durgan settled for third ahead of Ron Proctor and Joey Roberts.

Josh Masterson of Bristol, Vt., was the winner of an entertaining 40-lap race in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model division, for his second victory in as many races in 2016. The Late Models threw off a barnburner, with side-by-side racing leaving tire marks on the doors of almost every car in the class. Masterson drove a strong car to the front of the field after battling with several drivers, then beat hard-charging Robert Bryant Jr., in a restart with just two laps remaining.

Brooklyn, Conn., racer Bryant thrilled the fans with back-to-front run, and came out on top of a sensational fight with Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, Vt., for the runner-up position. The ever-improving Seth Bridge finished fourth with early leader Steve Miller fifth.

Jim McKiernan of Moriah Center, N.Y., traded some full-fender barbs with Scott FitzGerald during the 20-lap Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade race, but came out on top for the second main-event win of his career at Devil’s Bowl. The runner finished ahead of FitzGerald, of West Rutland, Vt., with Colchester, Vt.’s Matt Monaghan third. Ray Germain Jr. finished fourth in his first start in two years, and Tony Salerno was fifth.

Rookie Zach Wood continued the perfect start to his Portland Glass Mini Stock career, going two-for-two in his first two starts. After winning on opening night a week ago, the Georgia, Vt., youngster ran to the win. Wood’s teammate and fellow rookie Eric Messier of Hinesburg, Vt., finished second for the second-straight week. Brad Bertrand, Garrett Given, and Andrew FitzGerald completed the top five.

Jeff Murray of Georgia, Vt., won one of the most competitive Enduro Series races in recent memory, taking the lead from Rutland, Vt.’s Cory Gray with a dozen laps remaining and fending him off in the final laps. Gray held on for second ahead of Andrew Lopes, Brandon Gray, and Brett Wood.

The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway is in action on Sunday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m. for its season-opening event. The Sprint Cars of New England headline the program along with Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and Mini Stocks. Regular general admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (62+) and students (13-17). Kids age 12 and under are always admitted for free.

The Asphalt Track resumes on Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. with the People’s United Bank 100 for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models, plus the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly divisions.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

OFFICIAL RESULTS – Yorkmont Auto Auctions “Memorial Day 5000”
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Track – West Haven, VT
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified Feature (30 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1. (1) Jimmy Ryan, Whiting, VT
2. (4) Jackie Brown, Hurley, NY
3. (7) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, NY
4. (6) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY
5. (5) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, VT
6. (11) # Chuck Bradford, Addison, VT
7. (9) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT
8. (2) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, VT
9. (10) Bob Kilburn, Fair Haven, VT
10. (8) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, VT
11. (3) Travis Bruno, Morrisonville, NY

Heat Winners: Jason Durgan, Ron Proctor
Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Chuck Bradford
Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Travis Bruno

Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model Feature (40 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1. (6) Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT
2. (9) Robert Bryant Jr., Brooklyn, CT
3. (5) Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT
4. (1) Seth Bridge, Mendon, VT
5. (2) Steve Miller, Vergennes, VT
6. (4) Chad White, Fort Ann, NY
7. (8) Mark Norris, Benson, VT
8. (3) Jamie Aube, North Ferrisburgh, VT
9. (7) Jesse Carris, Rutland, VT
10. (10) Stephen Donahue, Graniteville, VT

Heat Winners: Seth Bridge, Josh Masterson
Crazy Horse Racing Winners Circle Challenge: Josh Masterson

Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade Feature (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1. (2) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY
2. (3) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT
3. (1) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT
4. (7) Ray Germain Jr., Bristol, VT
5. (5) Tony Salerno, Mineville, NY
6. (4) # Bill Burlingame, Gansevoort, NY
7. (6) # Austin McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY

Heat Winner: Scott FitzGerald
Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Ray Germain Jr.

Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1. (6) # Zach Wood, Georgia, VT
2. (8) # Eric Messier, Hinesburg, VT
3. (4) Brad Bertrand, Ferrisburgh, VT
4. (3) Garrett Given Sr., Cornwall, VT
5. (2) Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT
6. (5) Chris LaVair, Saranac Lake, NY
7. (1) Harold LaVair Jr., Saranac Lake, NY
8. (7) # Brett Wood, Georgia, VT
9. (9) Roger LaBounty, Peru, NY
10. (11) Johnny Bruno, Castleton, VT
11. (10) # Josh Swahn, Pittsford, VT
12. (12) # Roo Forrest, West Rutland, VT

Heat Winners: Brad Bertrand, Chris LaVair
Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Eric Messier

Enduro Series Feature (50 laps)

Pos.-(Car No.)-Driver-Hometown-Laps Complete

1. (35) Jeff Murray, Georgia, VT – 50 Laps
2. (17) Cory Gray, Rutland, VT – 50 Laps
3. (33X) Andrew Lopes, Colchester, VT – 50 Laps
4. (423) Brandon Gray, Thetford, VT – 50 Laps
5. (802) Brett Wood, Georgia, VT – 50 Laps
6. (76) Shawn Moquin, Milton, VT – 49 Laps
7. (666) Andy Botala, Grand Isle, VT – 49 Laps
8. (91) Hunter Murray, Cambridge, VT – 49 Laps
9. (30) Tommy Kudlacik, Milton, VT – 48 Laps
10. (44) Craig Kirby, Winooski, VT – 48 Laps
11. (723) Patrick Ryan III, Richmond, VT – 46 Laps
12. (5) Kyle Botala, Grand Isle, VT – 45 Laps
13. (98) Dom Guerrina, North Hero, VT – 45 Laps
14. (110) Shawn McIntyre, Swanton, VT – 43 Laps
15. (69) Dillon Botala, Grand Isle, VT – 42 Laps
16. (38X) Casey O’Connell, Burlington, VT – 42 Laps
17. (14) Chris Mattos, Milton, VT – 38 Laps
18. (20) Zach Wood, Georgia, VT – 37 Laps
19. (8) Curtis Denton, St. Albans, VT – 34 Laps

Comments (0)

Devil's Bowl Speedway
Phone: (802) 265-3112
Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com
Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director
Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282

Quenneville Opens Devil’s Bowl Speedway Title Defense With Victory

Masterson, FitzGerald, Wood also take opening night wins

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Vince Quenneville Jr. showed a good opening night crowd that he never missed a beat over the winter at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 21. The Brandon, Vt., speedster and defending Asphalt Track champion ran to a dominant win in the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified division to open the 50th season of racing at the Rutland County facility. Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) action included Josh Masterson, Scott FitzGerald, and rookie Zach Wood.

Quenneville left little doubt during the 50-lap lid-lifter, and was fortunate to start on the outside of the front row by virtue of random draw. He had to endure only a single restart, and quickly stretched out to a big lead and a relatively easy win. As fast as he was, Quenneville’s biggest challenge came from his own car, which was quick on the stopwatch but a monster to handle.

“The car was really tight entering the corners, so I had to compensate for it and drive harder to make the back end loose and help me rotate in the center of the turns,” Quenneville said. “It was a lot of work inside the car, but it was a lot of fun.”

A red-hot battle for second place between Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, N.Y., and Charlton, N.Y.’s Ron Proctor was interrupted when a lapped car spun off the track and brought out the yellow flag. The field had crossed over into two columns for the ensuing restart, but just after the yellow lights were turned off and as the pace car was exiting the track, another lapped car pulled out of its place in line, directly in front of Durgan, who was running in third place at the time. Per track rules, Durgan’s outside lane was supposed to have advanced, though several drivers tried instead to re-cross the order and caused a bit of confusion.

The restart was called off by race control and the re-cross was undone, therefore giving Durgan second place in the restart running order. He held on to keep the spot for the balance of the race, while a disappointed Proctor settled for third. Joey Roberts finished fourth with Jackie Brown Jr. fifth in his first start on the Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl.

Josh Masterson of Bristol, Vt., practically mirrored Quenneville’s performance in the 40-lap feature for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model division. The defending champion started from the outside pole and survived a lone restart for the opening-night win. Veteran racer Jamie Aube of North Ferrisburgh, Vt., gave chase in the final laps but was unable to reel the leader in and took the runner-up spot. Robert Bryant Jr. of Brooklyn, Conn., won a hard-fought battle with Steve Miller for third place. Miller was fourth with Bill Donahue fifth.

Scott FitzGerald of West Rutland, Vt., made his large cheering section happy with a victory in the 20-lap Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade feature. FitzGerald drove what he called a “perfect” racecar to his third career win ahead of a charging Jim McKiernan of Moriah Center, N.Y. Matt Monaghan, Austin McKiernan, and Bill Burlingame completed the top five.

Portland Glass Mini Stock rookie Zach Wood of Georgia, Vt., put a nifty story together in the first start of his weekly NWAAS career. Wood stole the lead from teammate and fellow rookie Eric Messier of Hinesburg, Vt., with a nudge, then put his father, Brett Wood, a lap down on the final lap to drive to his first victory. Messier took second in his first start as well. Defending champion Chris LaVair – who sold his title-winning car to Zach Wood – finished third ahead of Brad Bertrand and Garrett Given.

Winners of the “Best Appearing Car” awards from last week’s fan festival in Downtown Rutland were revealed; Durgan’s red-and-yellow No. 17 car topped the Sportsman Modifieds, Bryant’s black-and-blue No. 3RB Chevrolet won the Late Model class, Jimmy Bushey’s “Purple Rain” No. 11 car won in the Renegade division, and Messier’s white-and-green No. 88X car was the Mini Stock winner.

The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway is in action on Sunday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. with a 50-lap race for Sportsman Modifieds, plus Renegades, Mini Stocks, and a tribute to inaugural Devil’s Bowl champion Mert “Socks” Hulbert.

The Asphalt Track resumes on Saturday, May 28 with the first-ever “Yorkmont Memorial Day 5000” featuring a $5,000 cash prize to a fan, as well as NWAAS action in all four divisions, an Enduro Series event, and a holiday fireworks show. Regular general admission each event is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (62+) and students (13-17). Kids age 12 and under are always admitted for free.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

OFFICIAL RESULTS – 50th Season Opener
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Asphalt Track – West Haven, VT
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modified Feature (50 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (2) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, VT
2. (7) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, NY
3. (5) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY
4. (8) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, VT
5. (6) Jackie Brown, Hurley, NY
6. (3) Travis Bruno, Morrisonville, NY
7. (1) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, VT
8. (10) Jimmy Ryan, Whiting, VT
9. (9) Bob Kilburn, Fair Haven, VT
10. (11) # Chuck Bradford, Addison, VT
11. (4) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT

Heat Winners: Billy Lussier, Vince Quenneville Jr.
Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jason Durgan
Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Dave Snow
Best Appearing Car: Jason Durgan

Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model Feature (40 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie

1. (2) Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT
2. (1) Jamie Aube, North Ferrisburgh, VT
3. (5) Robert Bryant Jr., Brooklyn, CT
4. (4) Steve Miller, Vergennes, VT
5. (7) Bill Donahue, Rutland, VT
6. (3) Seth Bridge, Mendon, VT
7. (6) Mark Norris, Benson, VT
8. (8) Jesse Carris, Rutland, VT

Heat Winners: Jamie Aube; Josh Masterson
Crazy Horse Racing Winners Circle Challenge: Josh Masterson
Best Appearing Car: Robert Bryant Jr.

Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade Feature (20 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
(# - denotes rookie)

1. (2) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT
2. (3) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY
3. (4) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT
4. (5) # Austin McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY
5. (7) # Bill Burlingame, Gansevoort, NY
6. (6) Tony Salerno, Mineville, NY
7. (1) Jimmy Bushey, Mooers Forks, NY

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Bill Burlingame
Best Appearing Car: Jimmy Bushey

Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
(# - denotes rookie)

1. (4) # Zach Wood, Georgia, VT
2. (2) # Eric Messer, Hinesburg, VT
3. (7) Chris LaVair, Saranac Lake, NY
4. (3) Brad Bertrand, Ferrisburgh, VT
5. (6) Garrett Given, Cornwall, VT
6. (8) Roger LaBounty, Peru, NY
7. (10) # Roo Forrest, West Rutland, VT
8. (11) # Brett Wood, Georgia, VT
9. (12) # Dale Hickok, Saranac Lake, NY
10. (9) # Josh Swahn, Pittsford, VT
11. (5) Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT
12. (1) Harold LaVair, Saranac Lake, NY

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Chris LaVair
Best Appearing Car: Eric Messier

Comments (0)

Devil's Bowl Speedway
Phone: (802) 265-3112
Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com
Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director
Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282

Devil’s Bowl Speedway Opens 50th Season with Action-Packed Weekend

Kids bike races, Modified 50-lappers, tribute to ’67 champ Hulbert highlight two nights of racing

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The wait is over for local stock car racing fans, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens its 50th season of action this weekend, May 21-22, with a two-night schedule jammed with action. The Rutland County track’s landmark golden anniversary will be the first full season of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on both the half-mile Asphalt Track and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track.

Each night will feature a 50-lap Sportsman Modified race and lots of other action, along with kids bicycle races, and Sunday’s event will also honor inaugural Devil’s Bowl track champion Mert Hulbert. It appears that Mother Nature is prepared to cooperate as well, with spectacular weather forecasted for the weekend.

The Devil’s Bowl season kicks off on Saturday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. with a full four-division card on the Asphalt Track, featuring the Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds, the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Models, the Rosen & Berger Renegades, and the Portland Glass Mini Stocks. Vince Quenneville Jr., Josh Masterson, and Chris LaVair will be back to defend their 2015 titles in their respective Modified, Late Model, and Mini Stock divisions, while the Renegade chase is wide open.

On Sunday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m., the Dirt Track is in action with Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and Mini Stocks. Kenny Tremont Jr. chases his eighth Devil’s Bowl Modified title, and Renegade champion Darrell Older will have to contend with Mini Stock champion Brian Bishop, who will compete as a Renegade rookie.

Sunday’s Dirt Track event will open the 50th season’s “Tribute Series” by honoring inaugural Devil’s Bowl Speedway track champion Mert “Socks” Hulbert. The Oak Hill, N.Y., native, now 79, was the first Devil’s Bowl title winner in 1967. Hulbert, who earned his nickname because he often raced in his stocking feet, will be in attendance at the event and will display one of his former racecars.

The Thomas Diary Kids Club hosts bicycle races on both nights, and kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their bikes to the track. Races will be divided into three age groups, and – like all Kids Club activities at Devil’s Bowl – are free to enter. The ever-popular Interstate Batteries “Fun Bus” will also be in action both nights.

Special general admission for the Asphalt Track event on Saturday, May 21 is $15 for adults and $13 for seniors (62+) and students (13-17). Regular general admission for the Dirt Track on Sunday, May 22 is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (62+) and students (13-17). Kids age 12 and under are always admitted for free.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

Comments (0)

Archives