Stone, Pierson top honorees at Banquet of Champions
For Immediate Release DBS-011615-1
WEST HAVEN, VT – Champion stock car drivers and top performers will be honored in Rutland, VT on Saturday, January 31, as Devil's Bowl Speedway officially wraps its 2014 season at the Banquet of Champions at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington. Nine drivers will collect championship hardware as many others are recognized for their achievements.
Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT will be presented with awards for his second straight track championship in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division. Stone's four-win season topped all others in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at the facility's asphalt half-mile oval. Sportsman Modified racer Adam Pierson of Bradford, VT will be crowned the inaugural champion of the new Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl, a one-third-mile clay oval located in the infield of the asphalt track.
Other champions in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action include Late Model ace Jamie Fisher of Shelburne, VT, Robert Gordon of Milton, VT in the Renegade class, and Addison, VT's Chuck Bradford in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock division. Fisher and Bradford are first-time champions at Devil's Bowl, while Gordon backs up his first title from 2012.
Bill Duprey of Hydeville, VT will take top honors in the Renegade division for The Dirt Track as Rob Gioia of East Thetford, VT grabs the brass ring for the Mini Stock group.
In other series sanctioned by Devil's Bowl Speedway, Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, NY will be recognized as the champion of the Northern Modified Challenge Series after a three-win run, and Eric Messier of Hinesburg, VT will make it two in a row as champion of the entry-level Enduro Series.
Several special awards will be given including Devil's Bowl Speedway's top honor, the John Bruno Award, for a person or group who has made a significant contribution to short track racing during their lifetime while maintaining high standards of conduct and respect. Other awards include Rookie of the Year, Sportsmanship, and Most Improved Driver trophies in each of the four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions, the annual Award of Excellence, and the annual Dedication Award. Sponsor awards will also be presented on behalf of Five Star Race Car Bodies, Bond Auto Parts, and Shiley Fabrication.
Tickets for the Devil's Bowl Speedway the Banquet of Champions are available until Friday, January 23 by calling (802) 265-3112 or visiting www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com. For hotel information including room reservations, contact the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington toll-free at 1-800-462-4810 or visit www.hivermont.com.
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