Devil's Bowl


ROOKIE GRIFF MAHONEY of Brandon was a first-time winner in the Mini Stock Division at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday. Photo by Bill McGaffin
07/30/2020
WEST HAVEN — Brandon rookie driver Griff Mahoney picked up his first career victory to highlight the dirt track action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, and on Sunday Leicester rookie Adam Piper earned his first win in a Sportsman Modified B race.  SATURDAY ACTION Mahoney became the fifth consecutive driver to earn his first win in the Mini Stock division. He led the first half of the race, but had a tough restart just after the halfway mark of the 20-lap feature and fell back to fifth. Ripton’s Chris Sumner and New York’s Michael Daniels each took turns leading, but Mahoney drove back...

SHOREHAM’S ANTHONY WARREN celebrated his second O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman win of the season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday evening. Photo by Bill McGaffin
07/23/2020
WEST HAVEN — The 20-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Feature proved to be the most successful race for Addison County drivers at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway this past weekend. Shoreham’s Anthony Warren came out tops in that feature, and local drivers took four of the next six places in the race. And three local rookies — Justin Stone of Middlebury, James Hanson of Orwell and Troy Audet of Bridport — claimed second-place finishes in other races that night at the West Haven track. Warren rebounded from a tough outing last week to grab his second victory of the season in the 20-lap...

KEVIN GROFF (1), MIDDLEBURY’S Austin Comes (51), and Orwell’s Garrett Given (82G) go three-wide in O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Comes and Given finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race. Photo by Jeremy McGaffin
07/16/2020
WEST HAVEN — A duel between East Corinth’s Adam Pierson and New York racer Kenny Tremont Jr. in the main event highlighted the action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday. Pierson held on for the win. Addison County and Brandon drivers did not reach the dirt track’s winners’ circle on Sunday. Brandon’s Griff Mahoney and Bridport’s Troy Audet both posted top-three efforts. Ten-time Devil’s Bowl champion Tremont was poised to win the 30-lap Pepsi Sportsman Modified feature, earning a big lead with seven laps to go. But Middlebury driver Justin Comes’ car broke down and stopped on the track before...

ROOKIE CHRIS SUMNER of Ripton celebrates his first win in the Mini Stock division at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday. Racing returns to the dirt tack this Sunday. Photo by Jeremy McGaffin
07/09/2020
WEST HAVEN — In double-barreled action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway over the extended holiday weekend, local drivers were shut out of the winners’ circle on July 2, but Ripton rookie Chris Sumner broke through for his first victory on Sunday at the West Haven dirt track.  Action returns to Devil’s Bowl this coming Sunday. JULY 2 RACING New York driver Bobby Hackel won the 50-lap main event on Thursday, July 2, at the Devil’s Bowl. The evening saw Addison County and Brandon-area drivers shut out of the winners’ circle, but two posted top-three performances. They were Orwell’s Tim LaDuc, who...

JUSTIN COMES OF Middlebury dominated the Pepsi Sportsman Modified main event at Devil's Bowl Speedway. His brother, Austin Comes of Middlebury, made it a sibling sweep by winning the Limited Sportsman feature. Photo by Bill McGaffin
07/02/2020
WEST HAVEN — Brothers and Middlebury residents Justin and Austin Comes cruised to big wins in the top two featured races at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, June 28, in front of the first grandstand crowd of the season.  The Comes’ sweep was the first at Devil’s Bowl for a pair of siblings since September 2001, when Joe and Vince Santoro turned the trick; the Santoros also doubled up on August of that year. The only other brothers to win on the same night at Devil’s Bowl were Bobby and Beaver Dragon in July 1973. Justin Comes struck first in the 30-lap Pepsi Sportsman Modified feature. Comes...

SHOREHAM’S ANTHONY WARREN displays the checkered flag and the trophy he earned for winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman “Topless” feature in exciting fashion at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday. Photo by Bill McGaffin
06/25/2020
WEST HAVEN — Shoreham’s Anthony Warren picked up the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman 20-lap race to provide the local highlight in Sunday racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, with racing again held without fans present due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Warren, driving on his 12th wedding anniversary, edged cousin Anthony Ryan of Benson by taking the lead on the final lap’s first turn. Warren slid under Ryan as they hit the curve and held on from there, and it was the only lap he led as they dueled to the finish. Polesitter Johnny Bruno took third, and Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau...

RACERS IN THE Pepsi Sportsman Modified division on Monday evening.
06/17/2020
WEST HAVEN — A number of drivers from Addison County and Brandon posted top-five finishes on Monday evening as Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s dirt track saw its first action of 2020. The stock car races, which opened the track’s 54th season, were also Vermont’s first of the year.  Though spectators were not permitted due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, track officials said more than 600 viewers watched at least some of the action through Facebook Live video.  Corinth racer Adam Pierson went flag-to-flag to win the main event, the 29-lap feature in the headline Pepsi Sportsman Modified division....
06/15/2020
WEST HAVEN — Dirt track racing is coming back to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Monday night, June 15, but without fans in the grandstand. Devil’s Bowl will host “The COVID Crusher” event today at 7 p.m. to kick off the Vermont stock car racing season. The event will count for championship points for the Pepsi Sportsman Modified, O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, and Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint divisions. The headline Sportsman Modifieds will race 29 laps for $1,200 to win and $125 to start, while the four support classes will each run “COVID-19” laps....

MIDDLEBURY’S JAKE BARROWS (18X) inherited the Mini Stock victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Sept. 15 following post-race inspection. Photo by Buzz Fisher
09/23/2019
WEST HAVEN — On the last night of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway season five drivers were crowned champions, and Middlebury driver Jake Barrows won a race. The father-and-son team of “Fireball” Joey Roberts and “Iceman” Evan Roberts collected two feature wins, a pair of Rookie of the Year titles, and a track championship for 13-year-old Evan.  Other drivers who won races were Marty Hutchins, Mark Norris, Barrows, and Cory Gray, while championships also went to Kenny Tremont Jr., Johnny Bruno, Scott FitzGerald, and Craig Kirby. Middlebury’s Barrows ended up with his fourth Mini Stock win of the...

JOEY SCARBOROUGH OF Brandon celebrates his Pepsi Sportsman Modified victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday. Photo credit: Alan Ward
09/12/2019
WEST HAVEN — Brandon drivers had a big night on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, winning three races at the West Haven dirt track. Joey Scarborough won the main event, a 30-lap Sportsman Modified feature; fellow Brandon resident Dave Snow earned his first career victory in the Limited Sportsman division; and a third Brandonite, Dan Desforges, came out of the stands to drive a 2019 Kia Soul to victory in the Street-Legal Spectator Race. Scarborough led a parade of area racers to the finish in the Bowl’s Sportsman Modified feature, the evening’s top race. He took over the lead from Middlebury’s...

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