WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has disqualified driver Robert Bryant, Jr. and the No. 3RB car from the Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand feature race held on Friday, August 15. Bryant crossed the finish line in second place behind winner Josh Masterson in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature race for the Late Model division.
The Bryant car exceeded the maximum allowable tread width in post-race technical inspection. Bryant’s feature race finish has been disallowed and he has been stripped of all championship points and purse money earned in the race. Bryant must also start in last place in the first Late Model feature race on Friday, August 22.
Jamie Fisher will inherit the runner-up finish in the main event following Bryant’s penalty. Bucko Branham is now the third-place finisher, followed by Dan Petronis, II and Walt Hammond, Jr.
“It’s unfortunate that Robert Bryant, Jr. is in this position, because he ran a great race and was part of an outstanding battle for the lead during the entire event,” Devil’s Bowl Speedway promoter Mike Bruno said. “The infraction was minimal and likely was not a big contributing factor to his performance, but the fact is that the car did not meet the required specifications.”
Bryant will retain the three bonus points he earned for a third-place finish in his qualifying heat, a ruling consistent with the policy used in prior infractions at Devil’s Bowl in 2014.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway closes out its regular Friday night season on August 22 with the annual Sugar & Spice Restaurant “Double Stack Night.” The Bond Auto Parts Modified, Late Model, Renegade, and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions will each run in double feature events, and the event is highlighted by the third annual Sugar & Spice “Great North American Pancake Eating Championship” at intermission.
OFFICIAL RESULTS – Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT
Friday, August 15, 2014
Late Model Feature
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown (# – denotes rookie)
- (3) Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT
- (5) Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT
- (1) Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY
- (14) Dan Petronis, II, Mechanicville, NY
- (6) Walt Hammond, Jr., Canaan, NH
- (8) Emily Packard, East Montpelier, VT
- (4) Walter J. Hammond, Canaan, NH
- (11) Tommy Eriksen, Jr., Ferrisburgh, VT
- (9) # Scott Coburn, South Barre, VT
- (13) Chris Lacey, Burlington, VT
- (12) Carol Parker, Fair Haven, VT
- (7) # Dan St. Hilaire, Shelburne, VT
- (13) Mark Norris, Benson, VT
Disqualified: (2) Robert Bryant, Jr., Brooklyn, CT
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway Press Release. Photo Credit: MeMor Events