Willy Howells Brings a Different Attitude to the Race Track

Willy Howells Brings a Different Attitude to the Race Track

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


In sport where individual effort is usually the most rewarded, Willy Howells is cut from a different cloth.


Originally from Oshawa – but now making his home in Hampton, Ontario with his wife Ashley – Willy Howells is just finishing his second season of action in the INEX Ontario Legends Series. The 25 year-old speedster has an impressive resume that includes a pair of track championships at the former Mosport/Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway in the Pure/Mini Stock division. Howells also was named Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver during his time at the controls of the #19 Honda Prelude. Branded as 'Team Blue', the driver enjoyed a solid level of support from family, friends and sponsors.


While most racers his age would be looking to continue building on some career statistics, Howells – who earns a weekly paycheque as a cleaner at The Durham District School Board – says his attention has shifted and he's become more focused on what he describes as some of the more important aspects of the sport.


"Like most weekly racers, I've made a number of wonderful friends during my time in the sport," admitted Howells. "As determined as the other drivers might be to beat you on the racetrack, everyone is always willing to help each other out behind the scenes. To me, that's much more important than picking up another checkered flag."


Finishing 13th in the 2015 INEX Ontario Legends point standings, Howells still enjoys working through the pack under race conditions but gets the same thrill for what he does behind the scenes. When another competitor was involved in a wreck that knocked them out of action, the driver and his father made the hour's drive to the shop to help with repairs. Later in the season, a team in the hunt for the overall championship suffered mechanical issues that ended the night with their own equipment. Howells stepped out of his #19H machine to allow the rival a chance to earn some valuable points in the title chase.


"In each case, it was just the right thing to do," said the soft-spoken racer. "I try to put myself in their position. The spirit of friendship in the heat of battle can go a long way. You have to keep looking at the big picture. There could be a time down the road where I'm looking for someone to lend a hand."


Willy Howells would like to thank his race team sponsors Taunton Tire, Sanford's Auto, Roughley Insurance Company, Oshawa Community Credit Union, DiBello Towing and Hobby Revolution; as well as family, friends and followers for their support during the 2015 season.


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


Willy Howells values friendships made at the racetrack and during the 2015 season, the 25 year old from Hampton, Ontario was quick to help fellow drivers with the INEX Ontario Legends Series.


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

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Communiqué pour diffusion immédiate

Le 30 septembre 2015

Après deux semaines hors-piste Raphaël Lessard reprend le volant de la voiture #71 FRL Express de l'équipe David Gilliland Racing pour le Pass Championships Fall Foliage Festival à Oxford Plains Speedway, ME.

L'équipe se dirige tout d'abord ce jeudi en Ohio sur la piste de Columbus Motor Speedway pour une journée intensive de test. Pour l'occasion, Raphaël aura la chance d'avoir David Gilliland comme coach. D'ailleurs, David prendra le volant de la voiture de réserve pour rouler en piste avec Raphael.  L'équipe prendra ensuite la route pour Oxford pour participer à son dernier programme de la saison sur ce tracé.

Étant la dernière épreuve du championnat PASS North, Raphael participera tout d'abord à une journée de pratique le samedi 3 octobre.

Le programme de 150 tours se déroulera ce dimanche 4 octobre. Suivez-nous sur la page Facebook de l'équipe Raphael Lessard #71. Nous vous tiendrons au courant du déroulement de ce weekend !

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste 

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PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Set For Season Finale This Weekend At Oxford

PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Set For Season Finale This Weekend At Oxford

 - For Immediate Release

NAPLES, ME (September 30) – Following the grind of a season that began back in April, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Models will conclude their 2015 campaign this Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway.  While veteran Mike Rowe is on the verge of capturing his first title since the 2006 PASS South Super Late Model championship, several drivers would like to end the season on a high note.

            Fellow veteran and former 6-time series champion Johnny Clark has reason to be excited heading to this weekend's 150 lapper.  Clark recently ended a long dry spell by capturing his fourth checkered flag in the prestigious Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.  But, Clark credits his recent turn around with a decision to step back and compete in several local shows at Oxford Plains Speedway prior to the 42nd Running of the Oxford 250 in late August.

            "We needed to get our baseline back," says Clark, a winner of over 30 PASS Super Late Model races during his legendary career.  "Running weekly at Oxford Plains Speedway allowed us to work on one setup.  We were lucky enough to find ourselves in victory lane the week before the 250."

With a strong run in the Oxford 250 behind them, Clark and his Clark's Car Crushing #54 team shifted their focus to the 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.  A strong car and the right pit strategy allowed Clark to flex his muscle and capture his first PASS win in over a year.  A win that Clark hopes not only propels him to a strong finish to this season, but an even stronger and more competitive 2016.

            "I feel like winning the 300 was huge for us," said Clark.  "We went from struggling in PASS races lately to backing up our strong run in the Oxford 250.  I think it's important for us to carry momentum into the offseason.  I want to finish the season on a high note for our sponsors and crew."         

A strong group of contenders have already filed entries for this weekend's PASS Championship Fall Foliage Festival at Oxford Plains Speedway including former Oxford 250 winners Travis Benjamin and Glen Luce and 2015 race winners Joey Doiron, Bryan Kruczek and Mike Rowe.  Veterans Richie Dearborn, Tracy Gordon, Scott Mulkern, Gary Smith, Alan Tardiff, and Bobby Timmons will be joined by a strong group of Maine racers that includes Corey Bubar, Chris Coolidge, Dave Farrington, Jr., Reid Lanpher, Scott McDaniel, Adam Polvinen, Scott Robbins, Dennis Spencer, Jr., Kirk Thibeau and Alan Wilson.  Bobby Therrien will be making the tow from Vermont, while Raphael Lessard will be making the trip from Quebec in the David Gilliland Racing entry.

            A busy weekend of action begins this Saturday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway with optional practice going from 2 – 5 PM.  On Sunday, pit gates open at 7:45 AM followed by rotating practice for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Mini Stocks, and Legends.  Heat races will begin at 1:30 PM, followed by main events for all divisions.

Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the events at Oxford Plains Speedway and Myrtle Beach Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary

Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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Statement from Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, On Tony Stewart

Statement from Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, On Tony Stewart


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2015) – "When I think of Tony Stewart, unmatched passion and a pure love of the sport come to mind. He has won championships and millions of fans. But he has given back so much more, and that's what I admire most. Today's news was bittersweet for all, but we know Tony will continue to be a big part of our sport in his roles as a team and track owner. On behalf of the entire NASCAR family, I thank Tony for his many years of excellence and competitiveness, and wish him nothing but the best in his final season as a driver in the Sprint Cup Series."



Brett Jewkes

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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National Motorsports Appeals Panel Statement

National Motorsports Appeals Panel Statement


(Sept. 30, 2015)


The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered the appeal of a P4 penalty issued on Sept. 23 to Rob Kauffman (owner), Clint Bowyer (driver), and Billy W. Scott (crew chief) relative to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle #15 at Chicagoland Speedway.


The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book: Sections 12.1, 20.14c,,,,


The original penalty assessed included a $75,000 fine, three-race suspension and six months' probation for Scott and loss of 25 championship car owner and 25 championship driver points to both Kauffman and Bowyer.


Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:


1.                  The Appellants violated the Rule or Rules set forth in the Penalty Notice.

2.                  That the Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.


The panel consisted of the following three individuals:

Mr. Paul Brooks

Mr. Bill Lester

Mr. Bill Mullis


The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book as the Expedited Final Appeal. The deadline for filing is 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 30.

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ACT Titles Come Down to the Wire at Fall Foliage 200

ACT Titles Come Down to the Wire at Fall Foliage 200


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_2578.JPG): St-Edouard, QC's Dany Trepanier (#19QC) is seeking to clinch his first Serie ACT Championship in Saturday's Fall Foliage 200. (Alan Ward/ Big Al's Photos photo)>>


<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_2312.JPG): Dover, NH's Wayne Helliwell Jr. (#27NH) has a 13-point lead over Joey Polewarczyk Jr. in the ACT U.S. Tour standings with two races remaining. (Alan Ward/Big Al's Photos photo)>>


Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) championship battles on both sides of the border are coming down to the wire as ACT heads to Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway for the 41st Fall Foliage 200 this Saturday, October 3.


The combination event between the ACT U.S. Tour and the Quebec-based Série ACT at the fast ½-mile oval will crown the 2015 Série ACT Champion. St-Edouard, QC's Dany Trépanier enters the event with a 30-point lead over 2013 Série ACT Champion Jean-François Déry. Trépanier is chasing his first series championship after finishing second to Alex Labbé in 2014.


"A lot of teams have a big budget to race, but I have a small, small budget," Trépanier recently said. "We do it with my family and a couple of friends and we work hard every week."


The Fall Foliage 200 is also the next-to-last event of the season for the ACT U.S. Tour. Two-time ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. holds a 13-point lead over defending Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr., with the two having already swapped the point lead seven times this season. Both are former winners of the Fall Foliage 200, an event that dates back to 1972 at the former Catamount Stadium.


"The points battle has been so close that a bad finish will basically take you out of it," Pole said. "A third-place finish is not a good day. That's weird to say, but you'll lose points that way. It's definitely tough."


The top ACT drivers from the United States and Quebec look to add their name to a winner's list that includes seven-time champion Robbie Crouch, Bobby Dragon, Dave Dion, and Butch Lindley. Windham, ME's Brad Babb seeks his third win of the season, while number-four point driver Jeff White of Winthrop, ME looks for his first win of the year. Youngsters Emily Packard, Kyle Welch, Brandon Atkins, and Rowland Robinson Jr. are trying to finish the year strong, while Jimmy Hebert comes off an impressive showing in the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


Among the Quebec contingent, Alex Labbé is gunning for his second Fall Foliage 200 win and fifth of the season. Patrick Laperle will challenge for his fifth Fall Foliage victory. Jonathan Bouvrette has a big lead in the Bond Auto Parts New Champions standings and could seal the top spot with a win. Patrick Cliche and Martin Goulet Jr. have secured positions in the top-five in points but are looking for more.


The 41st Fall Foliage 200 for the ACT U.S. Tour and Série ACT is this Saturday, October 3 at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway with a 2:00pm post time. The event also includes the Tiger Sportsman/Renegade American Racer Team Challenge, which features twin 25-lap features with both an overall winner and a team bonus for the division with the best combined results. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids age 12 and under.


For more information contact the ACT offices at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visitwww.acttour.com.



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Stewart To Retire After 2016 Season; Passes Torch To Bowyer In 2017

'Smoke' Signals Exit

Stewart To Retire After 2016 Season; Passes Torch To Bowyer In 2017


KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2015) – After 17 years competing at NASCAR's highest level, Tony Stewart has decided his 18th year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be his last. The three-time series champion will retire following the 2016 season, whereupon Clint Bowyer will take the wheel of the No. 14 machine beginning in 2017.


Since 2009 Stewart has held the dual title of driver/owner at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). He co-owns the team with Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. Stewart will join Haas as a fulltime owner in 2017, with Bowyer being Stewart's hand-picked successor to drive the No. 14 car.


"This is a moment every driver eventually comes to terms with, and I know this is the right decision for me," said Stewart, owner of 48 Sprint Cup victories, 15 of which have come with SHR. "2016 will be my last year in a Sprint Cup car, but it's not my last year in NASCAR. I love this sport and I love being a part of it, and instead of seeing me in a firesuit on Sundays, you'll see me in a pair of jeans, and maybe even a pair of khakis.


"I plan to make the most of my final year as a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and part of that is to ensure that when Clint Bowyer takes over the No. 14 in 2017, he has everything he needs to win races and contend for the championship. I'm very comfortable with this decision and what the future holds for me and Stewart-Haas Racing."


Bowyer is an eight-time race winner in the Sprint Cup Series and finished second in the 2012 championship standings.


"Today is an incredible opportunity and I'm proud and excited to take over the No. 14 in 2017," said Bowyer, the 2008 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. "Whether it's racing him on Sunday or watching my dirt late model teams race at his famed Eldora Speedway, Tony and I share the same passion for racing. That makes this opportunity a perfect fit for me. I appreciate everything he's done for me and the sport of auto racing. These are big shoes to fill, but boy am I ever looking forward to getting behind the wheel of a champion's ride, and have Tony there with me along the way."


Haas, who formed Haas CNC Racing in 2002 before partnering with Stewart to create SHR in 2009, embraces the transition.


"Tony Stewart has been a game-changer for Stewart-Haas Racing and for motorsports," Haas said. "I always had an incredible amount of respect for what he could do with a racecar – any racecar, as he's been successful in everything he's ever driven. In getting to know Tony Stewart the businessman, I found a very smart person with excellent people skills. He's extremely valuable to our race team and a strong voice in our sport. His passion for motorsports is unmatched, and I'm proud that his future outside of the No. 14 Chevrolet remains with Stewart-Haas Racing."


The primary partners currently represented on the No. 14 Chevrolet include Bass Pro Shops, Mobil 1, Rush Truck Centers, Code 3 Associates, Coca-Cola, Jimmy Johns and Haas Automation. Announcements regarding the partnership lineup for the No. 14 team in 2016 and beyond will be made in the lead up to the 58th Daytona 500 on Feb. 21 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. 


"I have been blessed with fantastic partners throughout my racing career, and I take a lot of pride in the lifelong friendships formed and the great business successes we've been a part of," Stewart said. "I never would've accomplished all that I've achieved in racing if it weren't for the support of corporate America. They helped a kid from Columbus, Indiana, reach his dreams and I'll be forever grateful."


About Stewart-Haas Racing:

Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The team fields four entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Danica Patrick, the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Kurt Busch. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with approximately 280 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.



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Challenge 200 ce dimanche à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

Challenge 200 ce dimanche à l'Autodrome St-Eustache

La saison 2015 du complexe sport motorisé de l'Autodrome St-Eustache tire à sa fin, toutefois, 2 épreuves d'endurance sont à l'horaire lors des 2 prochains weekends. Les drags de rue du mercredi et jeudi quant à eux, continueront jusqu'à ce que la température le permette.

Dimanche le 4 octobre, les voitures à 4 cylindres de 94 po et plus d'empattement, envahiront la piste pour une épreuve de 200 tours. Plusieurs pilotes réguliers des différentes séries de l'ASE seront en piste alors que leur saison officielle est terminée depuis le 20 septembre dernier.

Dimanche le 11 octobre, ce sera au tour de bolides de 4, 6 et 8 cylindres de 101 po d'empattement et plus de se disputer la victoire dans une finale de 250 tours. L'Endurance 250, où comme plusieurs l'appelle, le ''250 tours'' tout court, est devenu au fil des ans, une épreuve classique de fin de saison.

Souvent imitées, jamais égalées, les épreuves d'endurance de l'Autodrome St-Eustache regroupent souvent années après années, le plus grand nombre de bolides au départ et sont sans contredit les plus spectaculaires au Québec. Regroupant tant des pilotes de course aguerries que des pilotes d'un jour, ce sont des courses qui savent tenir en haleine les spectateurs dans les gradins. Aucun drapeau jaune n'est déployé, seuls les drapeaux vert du départ, blanc du dernier tour et le quadrillé annonçant la fin de l'épreuve. Le drapeau rouge est utilisé seulement en cas d'obstacles majeurs et dans les cas ou un pilote éprouverait des difficultés pouvant être nuisibles à sa sécurité.

Plusieurs pilotes des quatre coins du Québec sont attendus pour se livrer une lutte des plus endiablées alors que les dépassements, les carambolages, les manœuvres spectaculaires et sensations fortes, sauront tenir les amateurs en haleine pendant les 200 tours et les 250 tours de ces épreuves respectives.

L'inscription pour ces événements est nécessaire en contactant l'Autodrome au 450-472-6222 au coût de 120,00$ par voiture incluant 4 billets d'entrée. Les règlements sont disponibles sur le site Autodrome.ca

Alors que la saison automnale des couleurs est à nos portes, des voitures de toutes les couleurs déferleront sur la piste ovale de l'Autodrome St-Eustache afin de vous en faire voir de toutes les couleurs dès ce weekend.

C'est un rendez-vous le dimanche 4 octobre prochain à l'ASE, l'ouverture des puits est prévue pour 9h00, et le signal de départ est quant à lui prévu pour 14h00. L'admission générale est de 20,00$ et les enfants de 12 ans et moins sont admis gratuitement.

De l'action mur à mur et pare-chocs à pare-chocs garantie!

Source : Justin Beaudin, pour l' ASE

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Douville Dominant in Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals Win at Devil’s Bowl

ATTACHED PHOTOS (credit MemorEvents):

Mini - Portland Glass Mini Stock victory lane had third-place finisher Justin Bishop (left), winner Brian Bishop (center), and runner-up Chris Cardarelli (right) celebrating.
Mod - Third-place finisher Anthony Alger (left), winner Tim LaDuc (center), and runner-up Vince Quenneville Jr. (right) in victory lane for the Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modifieds at The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway.
Sprint - Runner-up Lee Ladouceur (left), winner Danny Douville (center), and third-place finisher Jason Barney (right) in victory lane following the Green Mountain Sprint Cat Nationals at The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway.
Douville Dominant in Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals Win at Devil's Bowl

LaDuc impressive in Sportsman Modified tribute to Gonyo


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-092615-1


WEST HAVEN, VT – Danny Douville picked the right night to dominate on The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway, earning more than $3,800 and the biggest victory of his career in the inaugural Fabian Earth Moving "Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals" event on Saturday, September 26.  Douville topped a list of winners that included Tim LaDuc, Bill Duprey, and Brian Bishop on a chilly early autumn night.

Douville, of Bridgewater, NH, carried the banner for the NAPA Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) series against the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) tour in a stout 25-car field – the first non-points combination race ever held for the two series.  Douville drew the pole position for the 25-lap A-Main feature race and was never headed for the lead in spite of two quick caution periods on laps 8 and 11.

The 2015 SCoNE champion led every step of the way and collected the $3,000 top prize and the coveted Coastal 181 Cup presented by New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer Lew Boyd.  Douville earned $325 in lap leader bonuses and also copped a cool $500 for winning the 10-lap Dash race.

"I'm ecstatic," Douville said in victory lane.  "We've had a good year, and this just caps it off for us.  It's a pleasure to run with these guys; it's very satisfying to win with all of these guys here."

Canadian Lee Ladouceur of Alexandria, ON had a strong showing as the runner-up, with ESS standout Jason Barney of Brewerton, NY third. Tommy Wickham of ESS finished fourth with SCoNE's Clay Dow fifth. The top 10 was completed by Steve Poirier, Sammy Reakes, Paulie Colagiovanni, Justin Barger, and Chris Donnelly.  Heats were won by Donnelly, Colagiovanni, and Wickham; Lacey Hanson won the B-Main.

The Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified division raced in tribute to competitor Leon Gonyo, who passed away after winning at Devil's Bowl one week earlier, and Tim LaDuc of Orwell, VT remained perfect for 2015. Making just his second appearance of the season, LaDuc won both his qualifying heat and the main event, matching the results from his first showing in July.

Anthony Alger of Warrensburg, NY had a head-turning performance by leading the first 15 laps from the pole position, then ran in second place until a hard-charging Vince Quenneville Jr. drove by him on the outside lane just before the white flag flew.  The entire field then pulled off the track with 34 of the scheduled 35 laps complete, honoring Gonyo's memory as the checkered flag waved over a silent track.

In victory lane, LaDuc dedicated the win to Gonyo and recognized other late Devil's Bowl Speedway stars including his own father, Charlie LaDuc, and Vince Quenneville Sr.

Quenneville Jr., of Brandon, VT finished second with Alger third.  Alger picked up a $500 cash bonus for leading the fourth lap, honoring Gonyo's longtime car number 4; the funds were raised by the race teams of Todd Stone and Jamie LaFountain, as well as Devil's Bowl Speedway's Mike and Johnny Bruno, and Gonyo's longtime crew chief Dean LaFountain.

Jackie Brown Jr. and Bobby Hackel completed the top five finishers, followed by Kenny Tremont Jr., Bob Hackel, Billy Lussier, Brian Whittemore, and Trevor Rocke.  Tremont, Brown, and LaDuc won heats, Frank Hoard Jr. won the last-chance qualifier, and Cody Hunt won the B-Main for non-qualifiers.

Bill Duprey of Hydeville, VT obliterated the Renegade division in a 20-lap romp.  Duprey was the clear winner for his second victory of the season in the Berlin Optical Expressions Dirt Track Series.  He easily outdistanced runner-up Aaron Fachini and third place Darrell Older.

Brian Bishop of Bridport, VT grabbed his career-first win in an entertaining 15-lap Portland Glass Mini Stock feature.  Bishop came out on top of a four-wide move for the lead, passing all of the other cars still running on the track at once.  Chris Cardarelli finished a career-best second, with Justin Bishop third.

The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway will host its season finale presented by The Stove Depot on Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m.  The 2015 champions of The Dirt Track will be crowned with a 100-lap season finale for the Sportsman Modifieds, a Renegade feature, and a $500-to-win Mini Stock special.  The MFT Sauce & Rub Co. Enduro Series will also run twin 50-lap races – one on Devil's Bowl's half-mile asphalt track, and one on the 3/10-mile dirt track – to crown its champion.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  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 – Fabian Earth Moving Night

Devil's Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

Berlin Optical Expressions Dirt Track Series

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Green Mountain Sprint Cars Nationals A-Main Feature (25 laps)


1.    (1) Dan Douville, Bridgewater, NH

2.    (2) Lee Ladouceur, Alexandria, ON

3.    (3) Jason Barney, Brewerton, NY

4.    (4) Tommy Wickham, Constantia, NY

5.    (7) Clay Dow, Hampstead, NH

6.    (8) Steve Poirier, St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC

7.    (10) Sammy Reakes IV, Fulton, NY

8.    (5) Paulie Colagiovanni, Marcellus, NY

9.    (14) Justin Barger, Montrose, NY

10.  (6) Chris Donnelly, Piermont, NH

11.  (12) Matt Tanner, Stephentown, NY

12.  (17) Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA

13.  (9) Scott Holcomb, North Granby, CT

14.  (15) Luke Greenwood, Hudson, NH

15.  (11) Jacob Williams, Center Tuftonboro, NH

16.  (13) Patrick Smith, East Andover, NH

17.  (18) Allison Journey, Springfield, OR

18.  (20) Will Hull, Plainfield, VT

19.  (21) Stephen Hutchinson, Goffstown, NH

20.  (19) Lacey Hanson, Orwell, VT

21.  (16) Tyler Austin, West Fairlee, VT

Did Not Qualify: Christine Boesch; Chris Clark; Will Eggimann; Dennis McLeod.

Heat Winners: Chris Donnelly; Paulie Colagiovanni; Tommy Wickham

Dash Winner: Danny Douville

B-Main Winner: Lacey Hanson


Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified Feature (35 laps)


1.    (6) Tim LaDuc, Orwell, VT

2.    (11) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, VT

3.    (1) Anthony Alger, Warrensburg, NY

4.    (4) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, NY

5.    (10) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, NY

6.    (8) Kenny Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, NY

7.    (5) Bob Hackel, Rensselaer, NY

8.    (9) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, VT

9.    (17) Brian Whittemore, Pittsford, VT

10.  (19) Trevor Rocke, Canaan, NH

11.  (13) Ryan Avery, Campton, NH

12.  (20) Chris Cayea, Mooers, NY

13.  (2) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, NY

14.  (7) Neal Provost, Plattsburgh, NY

15.  (18) Chris Murray, Fair Haven, VT

16.  (14) Jack Gentile, Cohoes, NY

17.  (3) Jason Sanville, Grafton, NH

18.  (15) Justin Comes, Middlebury, VT

19.  (12) Chad Miller, White River Junction, VT

20.  (16) Frank Hoard Jr., Whitehall, NY

Did Not Qualify: Mike Block Sr.; Reggie Bonner; Cody Hunt; Trevor Hurlburt; Jim Introne Jr.; Jim Kraus; Jimmy Ryan; Rick Sanville; Greg Snyder; Wade Steele.

Heat Winners: Kenny Tremont Jr.; Jackie Brown Jr.; Tim LaDuc

Consi Winner: Frank Hoard Jr.

B-Main Winner: Cody Hunt


Renegade Feature (20 laps)


1.    (4) Bill Duprey, Hydeville, VT

2.    (3) Aaron Fachini, North Adams, MA

3.    (2) Darrell Older, Ballston Spa, NY

4.    (5) Lou Gancarz, North Adams, MA

5.    (1) Matt Mosher, Queensbury, NY

Did Not Start: Curtis Condon

Heat Winner: Bill Duprey


Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)


 (# - denotes rookie)

1.    (4) Brian Bishop, Bridport, VT

2.    (1) Chris Cardarelli, St. George, VT

3.    (2) Justin Bishop, North Ferrisburgh, VT

4.    (5) Jason Porter, Freeport, ME

5.    (3) Chris LaVair, Gabriels, NY

Heat Winner: Jason Porter



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Résumé de la soirée Enduro 200 et Sportsman 100 du 26 septembre 2015

Dimanche 27 septembre 2015


Communiqué #39



Pour diffusion immédiate


Objet : Résumé de la soirée Enduro 200 et Sportsman 100 du 26 septembre 2015


-Autodrome Granby. Ce samedi 26 septembre 2015, une journée complète de course a comblé les spectateurs.


100x Sportsman + 20x


Jean Boissonneault #07 et Alex Lajoie #33 mènent dans cet ordre jusqu'au tour 25. Le 33 dépasse alors le 07 pour continuer leur domination du groupe jusqu'au tour 35 où Boissonneault reprend la pôle par l'intérieur de Lajoie. Le 2X de Martin Lessard les suit jusqu'au tour 16 où le 90 de Dany Gagné le dépasse par l'intérieur. Au tour 36, Jean dévie de sa trajectoire dans la courbe 3 et le 90 se jette premier devant Lajoie, Lessard et Boissonneault. Au tour 43, Boissonneault passe 3ème derrière Gagné et Lajoie alors que le 91 de Matthieu Laramée passe le 2X pour la quatrième place. À la relance du tour 47, Gagné est succédé du 07 en bas et du 33 en haut. Au tour 63, le 33 de Lajoie perd des plumes et quitte finalement au tour 72 où il s'immobilise. Le 90 reste premier jusqu'au tour 82 où Steve Bernier #25 s'empare de sa place maîtresse. Gagné et Laramée le suivent. Au tour suivant, le 91 fait l'intérieur du 90. Ils termineront dans cet ordre. Martin Lessard #2X frappe son meilleur résultat de la saison en terminant 4ème. Mathieu Bardier #12 à sa première présence chez nous partait 14ème. Il a rejoint le top 5 au 81ème tour place où il finira. Dany Gagné #90 en plus de sa troisième se mérite la victoire dans la course de vingt tours des pilotes n'ayant pas connu de podium cette saison.


1-     Steve Bernier #25

2-     Matthieu Laramé #91

3-     Dany Gagné #90

4-     Martin Lessard #2X

5-     Mathieu Bardier #12


Josianne Plante #97 qui en était à sa 3ème finale Modifié ce soir du côté de Drummondville s'est vu remettre hier le titre de recrue de l'année aux trois pistes suite à l'exclusion de Michaël Richard qui ne pouvait recevoir ce titre étant donné le nombre de courses exécuté l'an dernier.


50x Sport Compact


Le 19 de Bruno Lafontaine part deuxième, mais domine dès le premier tour. Evans Morel #88 le suit. Marc Véronneau #8 parti 5ème passe 4ème par l'intérieur du D1 de Patrick Audet au tour 1. Au tour 3, Véronneau contourne le 25H de Guy Huard pour la troisième place. Au 5ème tour, Marc est deuxième entre le 19 premier et le 88 troisième. Le D1 reste 4ème jusqu'au tour 12 où il a le dessus sur Morel pour la 3ème. Au tour 13, le 8 passe premier devant Lafontaine. À la mi-course Véronneau, se mêle aux retardataires. Au 32ème tour, le 20 de Pierre-Olivier Breault passe par l'intérieur Patrick Audet pour entrer sur le podium derrière le 19. Au tour 35, Véronneau va trop au large et le 20 en profite pour le dépasser ainsi que le 19 pour la pôle. Ils resteront ainsi pour le drapeau à damier. Il s'agit de sa deuxième victoire à vie, mais sa première à l'Autodrome Granby.


1-     Pierre-Olivier Breault #20

2-     Marc Véronneau #8

3-     Bruno Lafontaine #19


2x100 Enduro


Finale 1


Alain Béliveau #16 et Stéphane Larivière #11 donne le coup d'envoi de cette épreuve. Jusqu'au tour 40, ils ne se lâchent pas d'une semelle. Sur la relance du tour 42, Larivière se jette premier et le restera jusqu'à la fin de l'épreuve. Le 3 de Normand Voghell s'immisce alors entre Larivière et Béliveau troisième. Le 3J de Mathieu Voghell et le 3X de François Lareau se font la lutte dès le deuxième tour : le 3J au bas et le 3X en haut. Ils se battent ainsi pour la 3ème place aussitôt qu'au 5ème tour. Au tour 20, les deux se retrouvent dans le mur entre les courbes 1 et 2. Le 3J et le 3X sont de retour dans le top 5 au tour 42. À la relance du tour 70, Normand se jette entre les deux voitures marquées d'un 3 pour parader à trois de large derrière le 11 et le 16 qui se font toujours la lutte pour la victoire. Le 3X de Lareau prend la deuxième devant Béliveau au tour 76. Malgré des échanges entre le 16 et 3X ainsi que des intrusions du 3J en deuxième place, le 11 de Larivière passera premier le quadrillé suivi de Lareau et de Béliveau.


1-     Stéphane Larivière #11

2-     François Lareau #3X

3-     Alain Béliveau #16



Finale 2


Stéphane Larivière #11 et Alain Béliveau #16 lancent le départ et se font la lutte jusqu'au tour 19 où le bolide de Larivière libère une fumée blanche et regagne les puits. Dès lors le 16 prend le contrôle de l'épreuve suivi du 194 d'Yves Hamel. Les trois 3 de la famille Voghell suivent dans cet ordre au tour 20 : Mathieu, Normand et Michaël. Les deux fils roulent alors au bas alors que leur père s'occupe du large. Au tour 28, toute la famille a passé le 194 par l'intérieur dans ces positions : Mathieu, Michaël et Normand. Au tour 33, le 3J de Mathieu regagne les puits pour un ravitaillement en essence. Béliveau mène toujours avec Michael derrière et Normand qui le défie. Le paternel prend la deuxième au tour 35. Le 141 de Manuel Piette est quatrième depuis le départ du 3J, mais au tour 44, il le voit réapparaître à l'intérieur. La famille Voghell se réunit de nouveau derrière Béliveau. Au tour 50, le 3X de Michael Voghell contourne par le bas la camionnette #16 pour la tête. 4 tours plus tard, le 16 passe près de la catastrophe, mais ramène son bolide, il tombe 3ème derrière les frères Voghell. Béliveau remonte deuxième à l'intérieur de Mathieu au 57ème tour. Au tour 66, Mathieu dépasse Michael pour la pôle par l'intérieur. Normand surveille ses fils en troisième place. Au tour 79, Béliveau s'insère dans le top 3 en faisant l'intérieur de Normand. Au tour 83, Michael reprend le contrôle du peloton et ce jusqu'à la complétion de l'épreuve d'abord devant son frère, puis devant Béliveau. À trois tours de la fin, le 16 rentre aux puits, laissant le podium complet à la famille Voghell :


1-     Michaël Voghell #3X

2-     Mathieu Voghell #3J

3-     Normand Voghell #3


40x Revstar STR + 10x


Pierre Hébert #1 mène les 10 premiers tours quand le 24 de Jonathan Archambeault lui fait le même coup de la veille en prenant la pôle en main. Le 35 d'André Manny et Kevin Hébert #12 le fils de Pierre les suivent à partir du tour 5. Au tour 15 alors qu'ils sont toujours dans cet ordre : Archambeault, P. Hébert, Manny et K. Hébert, le 55 de Francis Méthot joint le top 5. Au tour 28, le 55 frappe le mur entre les courbes 3 et 4. La relance qui suit voit le 12 d'Hébert reculer alors que le 96 de Patrick Lagüe se hisse en 4ème position pour finir ainsi. En plus de ce bon résultat, Lagüe se méritera la victoire de la course des pilotes n'ayant pas eu la chance d'un podium cette saison.


1          24        Jonathan Archambault        

2          1          Pierre Hebert           

3          35        Andre Manny            

4          96        Patrick Lague            

5          12        Kevin Hebert



20x Mini-Mod


Charles-Antoine Bessette #B7 remporte sa troisième victoire à vie après celle du RPM la semaine dernière. Il reste premier tout le long de cette première course historique à l'Autodrome Granby pour les mini-mods. Patrick Lapolice #68 le suit les 20 tours pour aller chercher du coup le titre de champion. Francis Daigneault #77 a aussi résisté toute l'épreuve en 3ème place.


10x VTT OPEN et 8x VTT 450


Francis Laliberté #427 a répété son exploit de l'an passé en dominant toute la course Open allant même qu'à voir devant lui la fin du peloton. Sébastien Careau #82 gagne sa première course à l'Autodrome Granby en 450. Michel Caplette #237 qui en était à sa première finale chez nous a mené une portion de cette épreuve, mais Careau l'a fait deuxième. L'an prochain parions que Caplette imitera Laliberté en mettant les gaz au maximum.


Slingshot Senior 15x


Le champion est Manuel Messier #63 et la recrue Martin Lizotte #39.

Slingshot Junior 10x


Le champion est Alex Lizotte #39 et la recrue Christopher Cormier #95.




Caroline Champigny

Relationniste de l'Autodrome Granby

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