WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway fans will get to enjoy an extra week of the asphalt stock car racing season at the rescheduled Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship finale on Saturday night, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying was completed last week before rain washed out the main events, but clear skies and warm temperatures are predicted for Saturday’s big program of racing for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.
A pair of extra-distance 50-lap feature races will decide the Bond Auto Parts Modified division title between Ron Proctor and Vince Quenneville Jr. Brandon, VT veteran Quenneville trimmed a single point off Proctor’s lead during preliminary racing last weekend, leaving Proctor – a former two-time track champion from Charlton, NY – with a slim four-point advantage entering the finales.
Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT has a comfortable 49-point lead in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model class and a solid finish in the division’s annual 100-lap finale will give him his first championship. Robert Bryant Jr. has had his most successful season to date and holds a nine-point lead on second place ahead of Todd Stone, who will pull double-duty in both the Late Model and Modified divisions on Saturday night.
The Brileya’s Chrysler-Jeep Renegade division has a 39-point spread between leader Robert Gordon and Scott FitzGerald following qualifying last week. Gordon, of Milton, VT, will try to hold on through a 50-lap main event for his third Devil’s Bowl championship in the last four years.
Chris LaVair of Gabriels, NY has a 44-point edge on defending title winner Chuck Bradford in the Portland Glass Mini Stocks and needs only to finish Saturday’s two-segment race to wrap up a solid year. LaVair won his first championship at Airborne Park Speedway two weeks ago and looks for the season sweep.
The MFT Sauce & Rub Co. Enduro Series will also run its final asphalt race of season in a fender-bending, metal-crunching 50-lap race on Saturday night. The point race for the entry-level Enduro class wraps up on The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on October 4 as part of the “King of the Clay” event.
General admission for the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 on Saturday, September 19 is $20 for adults and free for kids age 12 and under; pit passes are $40. Two-day passes purchased last weekend before the postponement will be honored on Saturday night. Grandstands open at 3:00 p.m. and racing is at 5:00 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, 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.
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: MeMor Events