Second Half of Season Shifts into Overdrive at Devil's Bowl Speedway
Two-track doubleheaders in each of the next six weekends
For Immediate Release DBS-072716-1
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil's Bowl Speedway's 50th season of stock car racing is primed for a jam-packed second half, as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series prepares for a dozen races in the next six weekends. The Rutland County facility hosts racing on its half-mile Asphalt Track on Saturday nights, and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track runs on Sunday nights.
The busy stretch begins on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m., as the Community College of Vermont joins the Asphalt Track to present four racing divisions and the unpredictable Street-Legal Spectator Races, in which fans put their personal vehicles to the test in one-on-one match races. Vehicles of all types have been raced – station wagons, sports cars, work trucks, and even a 20-passenger tour bus. Drivers must purchase a pit pass and wear approved helmets and seat belts; tires may not be studded, and proof of valid insurance must be provided.
The Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds race in twin 25-lap feature events on Saturday; Jason Durgan leads the championship standings after back-to-back victories. Robert Bryant Jr. took his first Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model win of the season last week, which gave him that division's point lead. Jim McKiernan tops the Rosen & Berger Renegades, and Portland Glass Mini Stock rookie Eric Messier rides a three-race win streak.
The action moves to the Dirt Track on Sunday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m., as Whelen Engineering presents the rescheduled double-points Mid-Season Championships for the Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and Mini Stocks. Bobby Hackel leads the Modified standings with a pair of wins, while Bill Duprey has the same record in the Renegades. Chris Conroy has a slim one-point lead over Wayland Childs in the Mini Stocks.
The Lucas Oil Outlaw Midget Series makes its second-annual stop at Devil's Bowl on Sunday night. The open-wheel, open-cockpit, wingless Midget cars ran an entertaining race in their inaugural appearance last summer. Lou Torres is the current point leader; Dean Christensen won the Devil's Bowl race a year ago.
In addition to the racing, it's "Hot Dog Weekend" at Devil's Bowl Speedway. With a reputation as one of the tastiest and most affordable race track concession menus in the northeast, Devil's Bowl will offer its delicious natural-casing hot dogs for just $1.00 each at both events. All other regular menu items are $4.00 each or less.
General admission at each event is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors (62+), $10.00 for teens (13-17), and free for kids age 12 and under. Parking and camping are free.
Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. 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.