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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
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
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...

TIM LADUC OF Orwell won the Casella Waste Management "Ron Casey Memorial" Sportsman Modified Shootout feature on Saturday to open the Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200 Weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Photo/Bill McGaffin
WEST HAVEN — Orwell’s Ken LaDuc provided the local highlights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this past weekend, picking up his first win of the season on Saturday and then becoming the top area finisher in the dirt track’s Vermont 200 feature on Sunday. LaDuc took fifth in that major Sunday 200-lap race, with Middlebury’s Justin Comes in sixth in a race won by New York driver Rocky Warner. On Saturday Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau picked up a second-place finish, and Middlebury’s Jake Barrows nabbed a fourth. SATURDAY ACTION LaDuc, no stranger to Victory Lane at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, has been mired in...

ROOKIE BRENT WARREN of Salisbury was a first-time Pepsi Sportsman Modified feature winner on Sugar & Spice “Double Stack Night” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Photo by Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper
WEST HAVEN — Four local drivers were among the 11 winners on Sunday in a busy night of Devil’s Bowl’s dirt-track racing. Double features were held for all five weekly divisions along with a 50-lap Enduro Series race. Local drivers picking up victories were Salisbury’s Brent Warren, Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau and Kevin Smith, and Middlebury’s Jake Barrows. Warren scored his career-first Sportsman Modified victory in a 20-lap feature. The Salisbury racer, who graduated from the Limited Sportsman class after taking that division’s 2018 championship, surprised veteran driver Wayne Stearns on the...
WEST HAVEN — Second-place finishes by Brandon’s Joey Scarborough and Matt Bilodeau and Orwell’s Garrett Given highlighted local drivers’ efforts at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, a night that saw four first-time winners at the dirt track. One first-time winner was New York driver Jack Speshock in the main event, the 30-lap Sportsman Modified feature. Speshock races full-time at Albany-Saratoga and Plattsburgh Airborne speedways, while also racing part-time at Devil’s Bowl. On Sunday he led every lap that he ran. Scarborough broke out of traffic late but was unable to track Speshock down and...

MIDDLEBURY’S JUSTIN COMES scored his first Pepsi Sportsman Modified win of the season on Friend Construction Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this past Sunday. Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper photo
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury driver Justin Comes on Sunday reversed a recent run of bad luck at Devil’s Bowl Speedway by winning the evening’s main event, the 30-lap Sportsman Modified feature. A number of other local drivers also posted top-five efforts. Comes was a championship contender before things fell apart in mid-July. In a string of three races to end the month, he crashed twice and blew an engine as he fell to ninth place in the series standings. With a new (used) power plant on Sunday, Comes lived up to his “High Side Hustler” nickname and ran the top groove all night long. Benson’s...
WEST HAVEN — Anthony Warren of Shoreham came back to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway here on Sunday and won a race for the second week in a row, and two other Addison County drivers also notched victories during the evening’s racing. Warren found himself in the right place in the rough-and-tumble O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman feature, and ended up in Victory Lane for the second week in a row. Anthony Ryan of Benson was leading and headed for his first win when contact from second-place driver Matt Bilodeau sent both cars head-on into the wall at lap 14. Warren inherited the lead just as the...

SHOREHAM’S ANTHONY WARREN was a first-time O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman winner at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mid-Season Championships on Sunday, and celebrated his victory with Community College of Vermont President Joyce Judy. Credit Bill McGaffin Photo
WEST HAVEN — At Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, Shoreham’s Anthony Warren became the Limited Sportsman Division’s sixth first-time winner of 2019 in a race dominated by Addison County drivers. Using the outside lane with the hard-charging style that has become his signature, Warren’s power move around leader Adam Piper of Leicester came with two laps left in the scheduled 20-lap distance. A last-minute caution re-racked the field for the finish, but Warren drove off into the sunset. In an evening sponsored by the Community College of Vermont in which double points were awarded for each...

DESPITE THE DRAMA, drivers Adam Pierson (in car No. 15) and Kenny Tremont Jr. (in No. 115) were unhurt in this wreck at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this past Sunday, and both actually returned to finish the race after repairs. Tremont and Pierson ranked 1-2 in the track’s championship standings entering the event. Photo by Alan Ward
WEST HAVEN – The full moon hovering over Devil’s Bowl Speedway seemed to influence just about every lap of the dirt track action on Sunday, when Frank Hoard III and Floyd Billington ended long victory droughts and four drivers found themselves upside down. No local racers won, but Orwell’s Tim LaDuc took second to lead a strong county showing in the main event, and Middlebury’s Jake Barrows also posted a second-place effort.  Manchester Center’s Hoard prevailed in the 30-lap Sportsman Modified feature after several top-five finishes in recent weeks. Hoard came from 21st starting position to...

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