Monday, August 17, 2009

Tremont Takes Sixth Devil's Bowl Win

From CVRA press release

WEST HAVEN -- Ken Tremont Jr. hasn't officially won the track championship at Devil's Bowl Speedway yet, but the fat lady is definitely warming up backstage.

Tremont, of West Sand Lake, N.Y., held off Middlebury's Todd Stone Sunday night to register his sixth win of the season in the 30-lap 358-modified feature on Judith L. Richards Memorial Night. Frank Hoard Sr. set the pace for the first11 laps of the modified feature, but Tremont had the Rifenburgh Construction small block humming and only needed seven laps to get from his eighth starting position to second. Tremont used a restart on lap 11 to get the lead, and the rest of the field could do nothing more than watch his rear bumper for the rest of the feature.

Stone, who started just behind Tremont, moved into second on lap 14, but had to be content with the No. 2 spot, and knows his reign as track champion is just about over. Vince Quenneville, Jr. of Brandon finished third, with Orwell's Tim LaDuc fourth and Ron Proctor fifth.

The Budget Sportsman ran 50 laps, but Seth Howe didn't really need the extra distance. After taking the lead midway through the feature, the South Londonderry driver pulled away from Paul Dunham, Jr. to come away with his first win of the season. The first 20 laps of the feature featured a number of cautions, and almost as many lead changes. Marc Hughes led the first three laps, but Chuck Dickinson, who started on the pole, moved out in front on lap four and held the top spot until lap 16, when D.J. Brundige went out on the point. After a number of caution laps, Howe, who had started 14th, used a restart on lap 25 to get the lead, and then drove a solid race to get the victory.

Dunham crossed the finish line second, with Dickinson third, but Dickinson failed to pass inspection following the race and was disqualified. That moved Jack Swinton to third, with Frank Hoard, III fourth and Derrick McGrew, coming off a Friday night win at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, fifth.

Fred Little of Salibury outran Fair Haven's Carl Vladyka to come away with his third win of the campaign in the 20-lap Pro Street Stock feature, and Brandon's Mike Clark rocketed past Joe Ladd with five laps to go and drove to his third win of the year in the 20-lap Limited feature.

Nathan Woodworth of Essex Junction also made his way to victory lane on Sunday night, winning the Mini Stock/Duke Stock feature.

Devil's Bowl will be back in action on Sunday, Aug. 23, with all divisions competing on Salute to Veterans Night, Racing will begin at 6:45 p.m.

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