Region's racers buzzing after Devil's Bowl Speedway "Town Meeting"

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RUTLAND, VT -- The northeastern stock car racing community is buzzing about Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  Nearly 150 drivers, team owners, and crew members gathered Sunday at the track’s first “town meeting” to discuss the West Haven, VT facility’s future.


Meeting with new Devil’s Bowl Speedway owner/promoters Mike and Alayne Bruno in a segmented, open-forum summit that lasted more than five hours, racers from all over Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire expressed suggestions, concerns, and progressive ideas to lead the track into the future.

“I am honored by the turnout that we had here for the Devil’s Bowl town meeting,” said Mike Bruno, who spoke with competitors at the Holiday Inn-Rutland in Rutland, VT.  “The support already being shown for our new effort is overwhelming.  Everyone knows that we’ve got work to do, but it appears that the racers want to work together and with us as managers for the betterment of everyone.  That’s very, very important.”

The town meeting was broken into three segments -- the open-wheel Modified division, full-fender asphalt Late Models, and a combined meeting for eight-cylinder Renegades and four-cylinder Bombers -- with questions asked and answered specific to each group.  Items discussed included rules on engines and tires for each division, race purses, technical inspection policies, race procedure policies, race dates and start times, and ways to bring competitors together as a community.

True to the intent of the first town meeting, few absolute decisions were made by management.  Input was received from nearly every attendee, however, and future meetings will be held during the off-season to discuss matters further.

“The lines of communication are open, and that’s what we wanted to establish,” Alayne Bruno said.  “We were confident before the meeting that we would be able to elevate Devil’s Bowl into, as we’re saying, ‘a place you want to race’ in 2012.  The town meeting backed up that belief.  Sunday was a great day for this race track.”

Announcements will be made in the coming weeks regarding all facets of the 2012 season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  For more information, email devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com or contact Mike Bruno at (802) 236-9141 or Justin St. Louis at (802) 355-3282.




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Dixon, St. James, Tagliani Presenting at IMIS 2011 Youth Safety Conference

One-Day Event Organized by World-Renowned Dr. Terry Trammel



INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2011) – Known around the world as the “Racer’s Doctor” for his aggressive treatment of motorsports injuries, Dr. Terry Trammel has assembled an outstanding panel of presenters for the second Youth Safety Conference on Saturday, Dec. 10, part of the third International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Dec. 8-10, 2011, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.



IMIS is a three-day trade show featuring seminars, conferences and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest in racing parts and technology.


“If you’re the parent of a young racer, you will want to attend the 2011 Youth Safety Conference,” said Chris Paulsen, owner of C&R Racing and one of the founders of IMIS, along with two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and Indiana native Tony Stewart and Indiana businessman Jeff Stoops. “Dr. Trammel has put together a strong program for any family with young racers. Whether the kid races a Junior Dragster or Quarter Midget, the program will be valuable to anyone.”


In addition to presenting himself, Trammel has assembled a who’s who list of expert presenters, including 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Alex Tagliani and his wife Bronte, former driver and female racing advocate Lyn St. James, three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon, INDYCAR Director of Medical Services Dr. Mike Olinger, and biomedical scientist and NASCAR safety consultant Dr. John Melvin.


Demonstration stations have also been added to the 2011 Youth Safety Conference agenda. Attendees will get hands-on training with the latest safety gear and equipment specially designed for young competitors. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to walk the IMIS 2011 show floor to see the latest in motorsports technology and equipment for every form of racing.


Cost for the IMIS 2011 Youth Safety Conference is $25 per racing family. The cost also includes Saturday admission to the IMIS trade show floor.


Hotel accommodations, parking and directions, in addition to all the information on IMIS 2011, can be found at www.imis-indy.com. Attendees can incur saving by reserving rooms through the IMIS hotel link under the Hotels/Travel tab on the site. Accommodations representing all price ranges are available.


The following is the Youth Safety Conference schedule with time, topic and presenter:



7:45 – 8:20 a.m. On-site

8:30 – 8:40         Welcome and Introductions

Session 1:           Dr. Terry Trammel and Dr. John Melvin

8:40 – 8:50         Understanding Safety Standards and Equipment Selection

8:55 – 9:15         Helmet and Seat Selection

9:20 – 9:30         Safety Belts: Function, Selection and Installation

Session 2:           Lyn St. James

9:35 – 9:55         Issues Unique to the Female Racer

Session 3            Dr. Mike Olinger

10:00 – 10:20     Assessment of Availability of Medical Services at a Venue


10:20 – 10:30    

Session 4:           Alex & Bronte Tagliani

10:30 – 10:45     The Importance of Fitness and Exercise

Session 5:           Larry Dixon

10:50 – 11:00     Risk Versus Reward

Demonstration Stations

11:00 – 11:30

IMIS Trade Show Floor Open (youth must be accompanied by adult)

11:30 – 5:00 p.m.          



About IMIS: The International Motorsports Industry Show is the United States’ premier hardcore racing trade show. Founded in 2009 by Chris Paulsen, owner of C&R Racing, Jeff Stoops, president of Stoops Freightliner, and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, IMIS has a lifetime contract with the City of Indianapolis and reserved show dates through 2015. From car builders to tire manufacturers to parts suppliers, every form of motorsports is represented at IMIS. Attendees come from all levels of the sport. From NASCAR team owners to weekend road racers, IMIS attracts motorsports enthusiasts from around the globe. For more information about IMIS, go to www.imis-indy.com.






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