Devil’s Bowl Speedway All Wet Again

Devil's Bowl Speedway All Wet Again

Memorial Day Special event rained out; features to be rescheduled


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WEST HAVEN, VT – Rain has won again at Devil's Bowl Speedway, giving Mother Nature her third victory in four tries this season.  The Memorial Day Special event scheduled for Friday, May 23 has been cancelled due to inclement morning weather and a continued forecast of rain throughout the evening.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is back in action on Friday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. with the People's United Bank 100 for the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series.  The event also features the Bond Auto Parts Modified and Central Vermont Mini Stock divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  The Renegade division has also been added to the event.

The Enduro Series race that was scheduled for May 23 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 6.  The rained out feature events for the Modified, Late Model, and Mini Stock divisions will be added to other dates during the season; official rescheduling information will be announced soon.

Drivers from the Modified and Late Model divisions at Devil's Bowl will be in action on Sunday, May 25 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT, for the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.  The event will be the opening race for both the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series and the Northern Modified Challenge Series.  Racing begins at 1:30 p.m.

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, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.  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.


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ACT Announced $100,000 Point Funds

ACT Announced $100,000 Point Funds


Waterbury, VT –The American Canadian Tour (ACT) today announced 2014 point funds for its two touring series, the ACT US and the Série ACT in Quebec, and Thunder Road International Speedbowl, that will total over one hundred and three thousand dollars ($103,000.00) to the competitors of ACT.

"We believe that the difficult recessionary times are behind us and we are looking forward to both our touring events in the US and Canada, as well as what is shaping up to be one of the most interesting weekly programs at Thunder Road that we have seen since the inception of the ACT crate motor program back in 1999," said Tom Curley, President of ACT.

The first three ACT US races have resulted in three different winners and large fields of race teams have provided great racing action. ACT Canada begins their title run Saturday, May 24 at the Autodrome Ste Eustache in Quebec. Thunder Road's regular point season opens with the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 25.

The race teams that support the two tours 100% will share point funds that exceed seventy thousand dollars ($70,000). Both the US and Canadian touring groups will have 9 races scheduled in 2014. Each Tour Champion will receive ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) at the annual ACT Banquet held in January of 2015. Fifteenth place teams at the end of the season on both ACT tours will receive point fund bonuses of $1,000 each.

Thunder Road's "King/Queen of the Road" will take home the largest first place winner's share ever posted at the famous high-banked quarter mile. Seven thousand, five hundred dollars ($7,500) will be the winner's share of the total $22,500.00 in posted point fund awards for 2014.

Vice President of ACT, Darla Hartt said, "We are pleased to offer our race teams these lucrative point funds that we have been able to post. We are equally happy to pay the largest weekly purses we have ever paid at Thunder Road. Our policy is to try and spread the purse money as deep as possible, to as many competitors as we can, in all three of our divisions. Thunder Road will offer our competitors over $32,000.00 in point money for the 2014 race season."

A full listing of the purses and point funds can be previewed on the ACT and Thunder Road websites. The ACT Late Models will begin their championship quest this Sunday at the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The Bond Auto Tiger division and Allen Lumber Street Stock division have already logged a set of points after the opening Merchants Bank 150 ACT US event. Jeff Bousquet from Worcester, VT and Donny Yates from N. Montpelier have the early leads respectively in the Bond Auto Tiger and Allen Lumber Street Stock divisions.

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, or media@acttour.com, or visit acttour.com, or thunderroadspeedbowl.com.


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