2017-06-23

Woodard Triumphs Twice on North Country Federal Credit Union Night

Woodard Triumphs Twice on North Country Federal Credit Union Night

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         TR062217-24


<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_5483.JPG): Waterbury Center's Jason Woodard celebrates the first of his two Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger victories at North Country Federal Credit Union Night on Thursday, June 22. (Alan Ward photo)>>


<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_5599.JPG): Barre's Jason Corliss earned his fifth Thunder Road Late Model win on North Country Federal Credit Union Night after overtaking Vermont Governor Phil Scott. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Barre, Vt. – Waterbury Center's Jason Woodard doubled down with a pair of Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger feature victories on North Country Federal Credit Union Night at Barre's Thunder Road on Thursday, June 22. The former Champion captured his third career win after surviving a final three-lap dash in the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series make-up event to open the program, then ended the evening with his fourth Tiger triumph in the regularly scheduled North Country Federal Credit Union event.

 

In the Triple Crown Series opener, Woodard had established himself at the point after a back-and-forth duel with Craftsbury Common's Mike Martin in the middle stages of the 75-lap feature. But a lap-72 caution for Mark Lanphear's blown tire allowed Craftsbury's Joel Hodgdon to draw alongside for the final sprint. While Hodgdon nosed ahead on the backstretch of the final circuit, Woodard surged back in front out of the final corner.

 

Hodgdon slid across the line for second while Grand Isle's Joe Steffen nipped Martin for third. Brendan Moodie recovered from an early spin to finish fifth. Jaden Perry, Dwayne Lanphear, Jamon Perry, Mike Billado, and Tyler Austin completed the top-10.

 

The nightcap saw Woodard start in the 10thposition, and after a single early caution slowed the field, Woodard followed Hardwick rookie Jaden Perry past then-leader Mike Billado on lap 26 of the 40-lap event. He then swung to Perry's outside on lap-36, and after a four-lap battle, it was Woodard who nosed ahead at the line for his second victory of the night.

 

Perry finished a career-best second followed by Billado in third. Jamon Perry, Brendan Moodie, Kyle Streeter, Dwayne Lanphear, Brandon Lanphear, Joel Hodgdon, and Trevor Lyman rounded out the top-10.

 

Barre's Jason Corliss outgunned Vermont Governor Phil Scott for his fifth career Thunder Road Late Model victory in their 50-lap feature. Scott started on the pole after a rough start to his season and looked to have the race in hand until a lap-31 caution for Matt White's spin.

 

Corliss then entered the picture after starting 13th and got the jump off the outside on a lap-35 restart. He survived one more caution for a multi-car melee a lap later and cruised to the win before dedicating his triumph to late track owner Tom Curley.

 

Scott finished second with Westford's Darrell Morin earning a career-best third. Boomer Morris and point leader Scott Dragon completed the top-five, followed by Cody Blake, Kyle Pembroke, Eric Chase, Stephen Donahue, and Jason Allen.

 

Essex Junction's Matthew Smith earned his first career Allen Lumber Street Stock feature win in dramatic fashion in their main event. Smith had surrendered the lead to Wolcott's Jamie Davis on lap seven on their 25-lap event, but darted back inside him with three laps to go as the two worked lapped-traffic. The third-year driver edged the former Champion by a fender for the win.

 

Hinesburg's Cooper Bouchard was right behind in third with Dean Switser Jr. and Will Hennequin taking fourth and fifth. Brandon Lanphear, Tommy Smith, Alan Maynard, Stephen Martin, and Greg Collette also earned top-10 finishes.

 

Thunder Road is back in action next Thursday, June 29 with Community College of Vermont Night. The Late Models, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will all have a full card of racing along with the second annual Vermont Brewer's Cup. Admission for the 7:00pm event is $12 for adults, $3 for adults ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

 

For more information contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.

 

LENNY'S SHOE & APPAREL FLYING TIGERS

MYERS CONTAINER SERVICE TRIPLE CROWN ROUND ONE MAKE-UP FEATURE

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jason Woodard ( 68 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

2. Joel Hodgdon ( 36 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

3. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

4. Mike Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

5. Brendan Moodie ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT

6. #Jaden Perry ( 92 ) Hardwick, VT

7. Dwayne Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

8. #Jamon Perry ( 62 ) Hardwick, VT

9. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT

10. #Tyler Austin ( 5 ) East Calais, VT

11. Brian Delphia ( 25 ) Duxbury, VT

12. Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT

13. Kyle Streeter ( 37 ) Waitsfield, VT

14. Robert Gordon ( 20 ) Milton, VT

15. #Burt Spooner III ( 4 ) E. Montpelier, VT

16. Mark Lanphear ( 49 ) Duxbury, VT

17. Adam Maynard ( 57 ) Milton, VT

18. Shawn Powell ( 40 ) Jericho, VT

19. Trevor Lyman ( 17 ) Hinesburg, VT

20. Sid Sweet Jr. ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT

21. #Jason Pelkey ( 64 ) Barre, VT

 

LENNY'S SHOE & APPAREL FLYING TIGERS

NORTH COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION FEATURE

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jason Woodard ( 68 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

2. #Jaden Perry ( 92 ) Hardwick, VT

3. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT

4. #Jamon Perry ( 62 ) Hardwick, VT

5. Brendan Moodie ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT

6. Kyle Streeter ( 37 ) Waitsfield, VT

7. Dwayne Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

8. Brandon Lanphear ( 28 ) Morrisville, VT

9. Joel Hodgdon ( 36 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

10. Trevor Lyman ( 17 ) Hinesburg, VT

11. #Tyler Austin ( 5 ) East Calais, VT

12. #Jason Pelkey ( 64 ) Barre, VT

13. Robert Gordon ( 20 ) Milton, VT

14. Mike Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

15. Brian Delphia ( 25 ) Duxbury, VT

16. Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT

17. #Burt Spooner III ( 4 ) E. Montpelier, VT

18. Shawn Powell ( 40 ) Jericho, VT

19. Adam Maynard ( 90 ) Milton, VT

20. Sid Sweet Jr. ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT

21. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

22. Matthew Potter ( 7 ) Marshfield, VT

 

THUNDER ROAD LATE MODELS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) Barre, VT

2. Phil Scott ( 14VT ) Berlin, VT

3. Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) Westford, VT

4. Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) Barre, VT

5. Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) Milton, VT

6. Cody Blake ( 99VT ) Barre, VT

7. Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) Montpelier, VT

8. Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) Barre, VT

9. #Stephen Donahue ( 2VT ) Graniteville, VT

10. Jason Allen ( 29VT ) Barre, VT

11. Shawn Fleury ( 31VT ) Middlesex, VT

12. Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) Washington, VT

13. Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) Wolcott, VT

14. Mike Foster ( 7VT ) Williston, VT

15. Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) Hinesburg, VT

16. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) Danville, VT

17. Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) S. Burlington, VT

18. George May ( 6VT ) Barre, VT

19. Josh Demers ( 10VT ) Montpelier, VT

20. Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) Barre, VT

21. Matt White ( 42VT ) Northfield, VT

22. Mike Bailey ( 00VT ) S. Barre, VT

23. Eric Badore ( 04VT ) Milton, VT

24. Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) Graniteville, VT

 

ALLEN LUMBER STREET STOCKS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Matthew Smith ( 04 ) Essex Jct., VT

2. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT

3. Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT

4. Dean Switser, Jr. ( 45 ) Lyndonville, VT

5. William Hennequin ( 47 ) Hardwick, VT

6. Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

7. Tom Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT

8. Alan Maynard ( 10 ) Fairfax, VT

9. #Stephen Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

10. Greg Collette ( 33 ) Milton, VT

11. Michael Gay ( 3 ) So. Burlington, VT

12. Kelsea Woodard ( 55 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

13. Reilly Lanphear ( 21 ) Duxbury, VT

14. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT

15. Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT

16. #Kasey Collins ( 98 ) Barre, VT

17. Tom Campbell ( 85 ) Middlesex, VT

18. Peyton Lanphear ( 22 ) Duxbury, VT

19. Scott Weston ( 40 ) Berlin, VT

20. Jason Picard ( 48 ) Hyde Park, VT

21. Garry Bashaw ( 4 ) Lincoln, VT

 

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Michael R. Stridsberg
Thunder Road Speedbowl
Media Director


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2017-06-20

Autism Awareness Night Returns to Peterborough Speedway This Weekend

Autism Awareness Night Returns to Peterborough Speedway This Weekend

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

By its nature, the sport of short track stock car racing can be defined as a rough and tumble – as sometimes, even aggressive – spectator attraction. Saturday, June 24th fans at Peterborough Speedway will get the chance to see the softer side of Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval as the track plays host to an Autism Awareness Night. President of the Canadian National Autism Foundation Tina Fougere says its all about having family fun for a great cause.

 

"Kid's Race is all about accepting our loved ones with autism," Fougere said. "We couldn't ask for a better place in Central Ontario to host our special event. The wonderful people at Peterborough Speedway have opened their doors and more importantly, their hearts to our cause."

 

Kid's Race was started in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. It wasn't too long after speaking with – and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans that a common bond was formed. Everyone associated with the event quickly realised that passion, dedication, family and a love for what they do is something everyone shared. Peterborough Speedway owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says that Autism Awareness Night is an informative and educational event for everyone who comes through the gates.

 

"Our drivers, teams, crew members, sponsors and fans are quick to throw their support behind a worthwhile cause," Josiasse said. "Even if a member if your family hasn't been affected by autism, you probably know someone who has. Whatever we can do to help the Canadian National Autism Foundation is a win-win for everyone involved."

 

On track action for Saturday, June 24that Peterborough Speedway will feature the home track Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck divisions, as well as the Can-Am TQ Midgets, Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with the general admission grandstands unlocked at 5:00and the first green flag at 6:00.

 

To learn more about Kid's Race, visitwww.kidsrace.ca or call 888. 977.RACE (7223). The Canadian National Autism Foundation web-site is www.cnaf.net

Full schedule details and the latest news can always be found by logging ontowww.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway page on Facebook or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on your Smartphone.


Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

Stacy Switzer (#37) and the Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck division will be part of the annual Autism Awareness Night – Saturday, June 24th– at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

                      clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com,www.facebook.com/clarkemotorsports

     



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2017-06-19

Grand Finale: NASCAR Announces Date, Venue for Postseason Awards


Grand Finale: NASCAR Announces Date, Venue for Postseason Awards

Las Vegas Set to Host Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion's Week, Awards

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 19, 2017) – NASCAR announced today a return to Las Vegas for the ninth consecutive year with the annual postseason culmination of Champion's Week — the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards — to be held at Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

 

"Las Vegas is especially excited to welcome the NASCAR world back for this year's Champion's Week," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "It's been a tremendous year for NASCAR in Las Vegas, with another great Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this spring and the announcement that we'll become the only destination on the NASCAR schedule with two, triple-header weekends starting in 2018. We've had a long and successful partnership with NASCAR and look forward to having fans join us for the events of Champion's Week this year."

 

A full lineup of activities for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas will be announced at a later date.

 

"Awards season is a time when our entire industry, along with our passionate fan base, come together to formally crown a champion and celebrate a memorable season," said Steve Phelps, NASCAR Executive Vice President and chief global sales and marketing officer. "The prestige of our Awards grows each year, and with the return to Las Vegas for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards that trend promises to continue."

 

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards will air on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook,TwitterInstagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR').

 

About the LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com

 

Contact:

Stephanie Ackerman

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications


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Soirée Casino, David Hébert remporte la mise



Soirée Casino, David Hébert

remporte la mise

Superbe soirée pour une soirée casino, chaud et humide, les pilotes en ont

sué un coup. Mais le spectacle était aux rendez-vous et c'est ce qui

important pour les amateurs dans les estrades, dont plusieurs qui

bénéficiaient de l'entrée gratuite pour les gens de Victoriaville.


50 tours Modifiés - Formule Casino

À la mi-course les dés étaient jetés et le nombre déterminait le nombre de

voitures inversées sur la grille pour la deuxième moitié de course. Michael

Parent est dominant en début de course. Pendant ce temps David Hébert

remonte la meute. Hébert passe Parent mais ce dernier ne lâche pas le

morceau. Mathieu Desjardins remonte aussi et une belle lutte musclée

aura lieu en lui et Hébert. David Hébert remporte la première place de la

première moitié de course, Gasoline fait tourner les dés et les 5 premières

positions seront inversées. Bilodeau travaille fort mais la première place à

ce moment va à Sebastien Gougeon. Coup de théâtre, Gougeon

abandonne lui qui roulais premier, donc Dany Bilodeau est premier mais ce

n'est qu'une question de temps, et David Hébert reprend sa première

place, suivi de Bilodeau et de Steve Bernard qui a cravaché fort pour ce

podium.

1- David Hébert

2- Dany Bilodeau

3- Steve Bernard

4- Michael Parent

5- Mario Clair


Modlite - 20 tours

Au départ Philippe Boisvert s'amuse avec Burke, en début de courses les

pilotes ne se gênent pas pour se frotter à trois de large. Au 13e tour

Michael Forcier vient se mêler à la fête. 13 e tour, Fortier se recolle à

Burke. Dernière relance Et Burke conserve son avance, suivi de Forcier et

du président de la série, Martin Fleurent extrêmement heureux de se

retrouver sur le podium après une saison 2016 ponctuée de malchances.

1- Kevin Burke

2- Michael Forcier

3- Martin Fleurent

4- Benjamin Cartier

5- Allyson Prince


32 tours Sportsman - Formule Casino

Dusseault et Manuel Piette animent le début de course aux avant-postes.

Et Picotin lutte pour la 4e place. Les "top runners" de la serie partent de

loin mais certains amorcent une remontée. C'est le cas de Dany Gagné

parti 8e. Manuel Piette remporte la moitié de course et les 6 positions

seront inversées selon les dés. Maxime Blain pars en tête mais Felix

Murray, sur une belle séquence de podium, en profite pour se hisser en

avant. Par contre Dany Gané trouve du collant et surprend Murray dans le

dernier tour. Le podium sera complété par un Patrick Picotin très heureux

de renouer avec les honneurs du podium, son équipe m'avait dis qu'il avait

une bonne voiture en ce samedi soir "Casino Night".

1- Dany Gagné

2- Félix Murray

3- Patrick Picotin

4- Maxime Blain

5- Eric Lefebvre


Modlite - 20 tours (reprise du 27 mai)

Après un duel de tous les instants entre Michael Forcier et Eric Désilets,

avec des côtes à côte musclée, mais toujours dans le respect. Ces deux

pilotes on donnait tout un spectacle. L'avantage ira à Désilets, Michael

Forcier retourne sur la deuxième marche du podium suivi du vainqueur de

la première finale Kevin Burke. Ce dernier espérait plus lors d'une relance

en fin de course mais il a manqué de "grip". Vraiment les Modlite ont été

des plus spectaculaires.

1- Eric Désilets

2- Michael Forcier

3- Kevin Burke

4- Kevin Parenteau

5- Steve Comeau


Prochain programme, samedi prochain 24 juin, série GMC Crate Motor.

l'Autodrome Drummond, la doyenne des pistes de stock-car sur terre

battue au Canada.


Marc "Enzo" Tessier

Directeur des communications

Autodrome Drummond


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MOODIE, SWITSER AND CALL STAY HOT ANTHONY NOCELLA GRABS VMRS EVENT




MOODIE, SWITSER AND CALL STAY HOT

ANTHONY NOCELLA GRABS VMRS EVENT

 

            A beautiful night greeted race teams and race fans alike this past Saturday at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire, and the racing was fast and furious all night long. Feature winners on the night included Brendan Moodie, Dean Switser Jr., Alexus Call and Anthony Nocella.

 

            The bounty stakes were high in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman and Brendan Moodie as a $750 payday was at stake to the driver that could win the feature other than Moodie himself. To make it more interesting, Moodie chose to start dead last in the 25 lap main event. He methodically raced his way through the field trying to chase down leader Derrick Calkins. With five laps remaining the caution flag waved for a minor spin. The duo lined up side by side for a five lap shootout. It was a no holds barred finish as the pair tangled in turn two with Mark Lanphear waiting in the wings. Somehow the pair regained control of their cars and raced side by side to the finish with Moodie edging out Calkins for the win, his 6th in a row. Mark Lanphear settled for third followed by Mike Giroux, and Floyd Bennett Jr. Calkins and Giroux carried heat race checkers.

 

            Bunker Hodgdon won the first segment of the Caron's Fabrication Street Stock two segment event, but he just didn't have the muscle to work his way around Dean Switser Jr. and had to settle for second place overall as Switser edged Hodgdon in the final segment and won the tie breaker for his second straight feature win. Hodgdon raced home second ahead of Brett Rowell, Thomas Merchant and Kasey Beattie.

 

            Alexus Call collected her third win of the season in the A.B. Excavating Daredevils as she raced home ahead of Hunter King, Parker Piper, Makita Giroux and Jesse Dunham. Makita Giroux won the qualifying racing.

 

            Anthony Nocella held off Jeffrey Gallup, Sam Rameau, Rob Richardi Jr., and Mike Willis Jr. in the Valenti Modified Racing Series 100 lap main event. It was a wild finish as with five laps to go Michael Douglas Jr, and Nocella got together in turn two. They both hung on but tension was high as two more cautions waved leaving tempers flaring and some unhappy drivers at the end of the race. When it was over fans were on their feet cheering the drivers for their great efforts.

 

            Speedway 51 will be taking the week off on Saturday, June 24th in preparation of their giant 4th of July celebration which will take place on Saturday, July 1st. The event will be sponsored by the Autosaver Group and will feature a 100 green flag lap main event for the Late Models. Also on the card will be Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks and Daredevils. Passumpsic Savings Bank will be sponsoring a Penny Scramble for kids ages 0-5 at intermission and the night will conclude with a giant fireworks display. Post time will be 6pm.

 

            For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.

 

 

 


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Durgan, Proctor on Top at Topless Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway




ATTACHED PHOTOS (credit Barry Snelling/Devil's Bowl Speedway):

Durgan.jpg: Jason Durgan of Morrisonville, N.Y., celebrates his O'Reilly Auto Parts "Topless" Sportsman Modified win at Devil's Bowl Speedway.


Durgan, Proctor on Top at Topless Night at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Bertrand remains unbeaten in Mini Stocks

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                 DBS-061717-1

 

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Two former track champions prevailed on a wild night of "topless" racing at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, June 17.  With the roofs taken off the O'Reilly Auto Parts Sportsman Modified cars for a different look and feel, Jason Durgan and Ron Proctor split a pair of 20-lap feature races in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition.  Other winners during the night included Brett Wood, Brad Bertrand, Connor Watrous, Rick MacDowell, and Brian Preman.

Defending champion Durgan, of Morrisonville, N.Y., posted his first win of the season in the opening round.  After a rough start to the season, Durgan benefitted with an up-front starting position in the handicap.  Rookie Chad White led the first two circuits from the pole position before Durgan took over and never looked back.  Jackie Brown Jr. was the biggest mover, quickly getting from sixth to take second spot away from White on lap 6.  White held on to third place for his best finish in an open-wheel Sportsman Modified.  Billy Lussier and Vince Quenneville Jr. were next in the finish order.

The nightcap was a wild race and left several cars with damage.  Charlton, N.Y., racer and two-time track champion Proctor ran away from the field from the opening lap, but behind him the action was intense.  Several incidents of high-speed contact kept things tense until a three-car wreck in Turn 4 destroyed the cars of White and Lussier.  When the smoke cleared, Proctor had collected his third win of the season, and Brown marched forward to take second again.  Quenneville was third ahead of Joey Roberts and Durgan.

Brett Wood of Georgia, Vt., scored a career-first win in the 20-lap feature for the Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Super Stock division.  Wood came from fourth at the start to take the lead from Garrett Given at the halfway point of the race, then outlasted pressure from defending champion Jim McKiernan and opening night winner Dylan Rabtoy on two late restarts.

Wood's victory made him the fourth different Super Stock winner in as many races in 2017 and the second-straight rookie to win.  McKiernan and Rabtoy battled to the very end for second place, with McKiernan getting the spot.  Rabtoy settled for third place, followed by R.J. Germain and Shawn Duquette.

Portland Glass Mini Stock driver Brad Bertrand of Ferrisburgh, Vt., became the first racer in any division to win four consecutive races to open the season since the present-day 1/2-mile Asphalt Track was built in 2010.  Bertrand had to work harder this time in the 15-lap feature, but took the lead from double-duty racer Given after halfway and cruised to the win.  Given finished a strong second, and rookie Shawn Moquin nipped Andrew FitzGerald and the finish line for third place.  Another rookie, Cam Gadue, finished fifth.

Thirteen year-old Connor Watrous of Bomoseen, Vt., made it two-for-two in the new Bandit Youth Mini Stock division for drivers age 10-15.  Watrous took the lead on a restart halfway through the 8-lap race and ran away for the win.  Tanner Lunt finished second, with newcomer Nick Austin-Neil third in his first race.  Early leader Evan Roberts was fourth and Harley Rogers rounded out the field in her first start.

The New England Antique Racers club brought two divisions of classic racecars to Devil's Bowl for its annual visit.  Rick MacDowell of Sheffield, Mass., won the 12-lap Modified race over Gregg Massini and Angie Bullock, while Brian Preman of East Montpelier, Vt., topped the Sportsman division's 12-lapper over John Adams and Bob Seward.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is in action on its 3/10-mile Dirt Track on Sunday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m., with another "topless" event for Sportsman Modifieds, along with Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, and the new Catamount Mini Sprint club.  General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for teenagers, and free for kids age 12 and under.  Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00 p.m.  Kids Bicycle Races will be held at intermission.

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

 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Devil's Bowl Speedway Asphalt Track – West Haven, VT

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

O'Reilly Auto Parts "Topless" Sportsman Modified Feature #1 (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1.       (2) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, N.Y.

2.       (6) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.

3.       (1) # Chad White, Fort Ann, N.Y.

4.       (3) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.

5.       (8) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.

6.       (4) Mike Wells, West Chazy, N.Y.

7.       (5) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, Vt.

8.       (7) Ron Proctor, Charlton, N.Y.

Heat Winner: Jason Durgan

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jackie Brown Jr.

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Ron Proctor

 

O'Reilly Auto Parts "Topless" Sportsman Modified Feature #2 (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1.       (1) Ron Proctor, Charlton, N.Y.

2.       (7) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.

3.       (4) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.

4.       (2) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, Vt.

5.       (8) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, N.Y.

6.       (3) Mike Wells, West Chazy, N.Y.

7.       (5) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.

8.       (6) # Chad White, Fort Ann, N.Y.

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jackie Brown Jr.

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Chad White

 

Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Super Stock Feature (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1.       (4) # Brett Wood, Georgia, Vt.

2.       (9) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, N.Y.

3.       (5) Dylan Rabtoy, Swanton, Vt.

4.       (3) R.J. Germain, Bristol, Vt.

5.       (11) Shawn Duquette, Morrisonville, N.Y.

6.       (7) # Eric Messier, Hinesburg, Vt.

7.       (8) Jared Blake, North Hero, Vt.

8.       (2) # Garrett Given Sr., Cornwall, Vt.

9.       (12) Austin McKiernan, Moriah Center, N.Y.

10.   (10) Bill Burlingame, Gansevoort, N.Y.

11.   (6) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt.

12.   (1) Tony Salerno, Mineville, N.Y.

Heat Winners: R.J. Germain, Dylan Rabtoy

 

Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

# - denotes rookie

1.       (6) Brad Bertrand, Ferrisburgh, Vt.

2.       (2) Garrett Given Sr., Cornwall, Vt.

3.       (8) # Shawn Moquin, Milton, Vt.

4.       (5) Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, Vt.

5.       (3) # Cam Gadue, Highgate, Vt.

6.       (1) # Mike Preston, Panton, Vt.

7.       (7) Zach Wood, Georgia, Vt.

8.       (12) Kevin Streeter, Waitsfield, Vt.

9.       (4) Roo Forrest, West Rutland, Vt.

10.   (10) Kaleb Shepard, New Haven, Vt.

11.   (11) Kyle Botala, Grand Isle, Vt.

12.   (9) # Johnny Bruno, Castleton, Vt.

Heat Winners: Garrett Given Sr., Brad Bertrand

 

Bandit Youth Mini Stock Feature (8 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

1.       (3) Connor Watrous, Bomoseen, Vt.

2.       (2) Tanner Lunt, Fort Ann, N.Y.

3.       (5) Nick Austin-Neil, Salisbury, Vt.

4.       (1) Evan Roberts, Fletcher, Vt.

5.       (4) Harley Rogers, Castleton, Vt.

 

New England Antique Racers Modified Feature (12 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

1.       (4) Rick MacDowell, Sheffield, Mass.

2.       (3) Gregg Massini, Sheffield, Mass.

3.       (2) Angie Bullock, Greenfield, N.H.

4.       (1) Danny Ferland, Charlestown, N.H.

 

New England Antique Racers Sportsman Feature (12 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

1.       (1) Brian Preman, East Montpelier, Vt.

2.       (4) John Adams, Moscow, Vt.

3.       (5) Bob Seward Sr., Lee, Mass.

4.       (3) Curt Snow, West Warren, Mass.

5.       (2) Spanky Bancroft, East Windsor, Conn.

6.       (6) Darragh Hoyt, Greenfield, N.H.

7.       (7) Norm Cyr, Milton, Vt.

 

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