Devil's Bowl

WEST HAVEN — Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau, Monkton’s Kaidin White, and Ferrisburgh’s Cody Greene won their races on Sunday, the final evening of the season on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s dirt track, dubbed Foliage Fun Run night. Bilodeau dominated a 20-lap race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman division. The Brandon racer led every lap and lapped all but the top five finishers. Castleton’s Johnny Bruno finished second. Likewise, White, an 11-year-old rookie, cruised to his win in a 20-lap Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint race. The Monkton youngster allowed only second-place finisher...

MIDDLEBURY’S AUSTIN COMES, foreground, won on Saturday night in this Limited Sportsman race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Castleton’s Johnny Bruno (22) nailed down the division championship. Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper Photos
WEST HAVEN — New York’s Demetrios Drellos, Castleton’s Johnny Bruno, West Rutland’s Andrew FitzGerald, New Hampshire’s Chris Conroy and Springfield’s Cody O’Brien earned track championships on Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  Middlebury’s Austin Comes provided the local highlight with a win in the 25-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Feature, three county drivers earned Rookie of the Year honors in their divisions, and several other Addison County and Brandon drivers picked up top-five finishes. Drellos earned his Sportsman Modified championship despite being penalized for driving...

MONKTON’S KAIDIN WHITE on Saturday set a Devil’s Bowl Speedway record as the youngest feature winner at the West Haven track. He won in the Mini Sprint Division at 11 years, two months and two days old. Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper Photos
WEST HAVEN — Three local drivers won races at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, and one set a record while doing so.  Monkton’s Kaidin White became the youngest driver ever to win a Devil’s Bowl feature event, former track champion Todd Stone of Middlebury picked up his first win since 2015, and Shoreham’s Anthony Warren earned his third victory of the season.  New York driver Demetrios Drellos — a.k.a. “The Greek Streak” — won the main event, picking up his fourth straight victory in the process.  Monkton’s White made history when he won the 20-lap race in the Friend Construction 500cc Mini...

RUNNER-UP ANTHONY WARREN of Shoreham (left), winner Evan Roberts, and third-place finisher Lacey Hanson of Orwell pose after the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday. Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper Photos
WEST HAVEN — Successful Canadian dirt track driver Mat Williamson put another notch in his belt at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday with a late-race charge to nail down the inaugural Slate Valley 100 and earn a $10,000 payday. Addison County and Brandon drivers did not win at Devil’s Bowl on Saturday, but earned a number of top-10 results.  The Slate Valley 100 for Big Block and Small Block Modifieds was not a cakewalk for Williamson. Matt Sheppard paced the field early before Mike Mahaney took over at lap 10. Mahaney, the newly crowned champion at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, took command...

ROOKIE TROY AUDET of Bridport put together the best two-day score to grab his first career win in the Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint division at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper Photos
WEST HAVEN — On Sunday New York driver Demetrios Drellos won the biggest stock car race in the 54-season history of Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the 200-lap Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200, earning a total purse of $10,876, including bonuses for leading laps. Drellos’ victory capped two nights of dirt-track racing at Devil’s Bowl that also saw Bridport rookie Troy Audet earn his first career victory in a two-leg competition that spanned both Saturday and Sunday, and Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau post a win on Saturday that qualified him to compete in Sunday’s 200-lapper.  Drellos posted his big...

ORWELL’S LACEY HANSON was a popular winner in a 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division race on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Photo by Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper
WEST HAVEN — Orwell’s Lacey Hanson and Ripton’s Chris Sumner won their races to provide the local highlights on Sunday on the Devil’s Bowl Speedway dirt track. Heavy rains washed out Saturday’s race card.  Hanson scored what a track spokesman called the most popular win of the night in the 25-lap, $400-to-win feature in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Division. The Orwell racer — a former track champion in the winged 360 Sprint Cars — ran what she described as “the longest race of my life” after several caution flags and restarts slowed the action.  Hanson fended off New York driver...

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
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
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
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
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...


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