WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has seen a flurry of activity in recent days as the Rutland County track prepares for its final event of the season. With inaugural “Battle at the Bowl” dirt track championships on the line, the speedway welcomes a new sponsor and an appearance by the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Lt. Governor Phil Scott (R) has been named the Grand Marshal for the “Vermont Freedom & Unity 100” on Saturday, October 18. The long-time stock car driver is no stranger to Devil’s Bowl, having raced his Late Model asphalt car at the facility. He was a five-term Vermont State Senator (R-Washington County), and is seeking his third term as Lt. Governor, while his racing résumé includes championships at Thunder Road Speedbowl, Airborne Park Speedway, and on the American-Canadian Tour.
A new sponsor joins the Devil’s Bowl Speedway family as the AutoSaver Group gives its support to the event through its all-new AutoSaver Ford dealership in Comstock, NY and Springfield Buick-GMC in Springfield, VT. With each just a short drive from Devil’s Bowl, both locations offer purchase, financing, and full service options while delivering courteous, professional customer service. Visit AutoSaver Ford online at www.autosaverford.com or Springfield Buick-GMC at www.springfieldautomart.com for details.
Sportsman Modifieds will run the headline 100-lap race at the AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC event, with a $2,000 winner’s purse and two championships up for grabs. Vince Quenneville, Jr. leads Adam Pierson by just eight points in the three-race Battle at the Bowl standings, with Kenny Tremont, Jr., Leon Gonyo, and Josh Sunn all within 22 points. The race is also the final event for the Northern Modified Challenge Series, with Jessey Mueller looking to wrap up the title over Gonyo and Quenneville.
The Renegade and Mini Stock divisions will crown their champions, and each division has a slim three-point margin between the top two drivers. Bill Duprey leads Jamy Begor in the Renegades, while Scott Richner has the edge on Rob Gioia in the Mini Stocks. Also on the card are a $1,000-to-win run for the Sprint Cars of New England and a $1,000-to-win special for Bear Ridge Speedway Sportsman Coupes.
General admission for the AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC Vermont Freedom & Unity 100 is $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Grandstands open at 12:00 noon with hot laps at 1:00 p.m., Sportsman Modified time trials at 1:30 p.m., and green flag racing at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18.
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 and #BattleAtTheBowl hashtags.