By Nicole Laffond/Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Devil’s Bowl Speedway has made several changes to the balance of its 2016 stock car racing schedule, partly as a result of rainy weather that postponed or cancelled events.
WEST HAVEN–Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway recently announced a list of changes to its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing schedule for the second half of its 50th season.
Three race dates have been added to the calendar at the Rutland County facility and several other adjustments have been made on existing dates, with many of the changes created to make up for cancellations due to rain earlier in the season. Finally, fireworks shows have been added at three events, the first being at the fifth annual C.J. Richards Memorial 67 Sportsman event on the asphalt on Aug. 6. Both tracks will have fireworks on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4.
The addition of the new race dates means that Devil’s Bowl Speedway will now have racing on both Saturdays and Sundays for a seven-week stretch from July 30-31 through the Vermont 200 Asphalt Championship Weekend on Sept. 10-11.
The double-points Mid-Season Championships have been rescheduled for both the half-mile asphalt track and the 3/10-mile dirt track at Devil’s Bowl. The asphalt track held its Mid-Season event Saturday, July 23, while the dirt track will host its Mid-Season Championships Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m.
The first added race date will be on the dirt track on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m., with double features on tap for the Sportsman Modified, Renegade, and Mini Stock divisions. The dirt track will also add a date on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m., and the Sportsman Modifieds will run a special 38-lap Tribute Series race in the rescheduled Vince Quenneville, Sr. Memorial event.
The asphalt track will add an event on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., with a four-division card including the Sportsman Modifieds, Late Models, Renegades, and Mini Stocks.
Other changes include the addition of Sportsman Twin 25s on the asphalt on both July 30 and Aug. 13, and the annual three-segment asphalt Mini Stock special event, which has been moved to Aug. 20. The Tribute Series 50-lap Sportsman race honoring inaugural Devil’s Bowl champion Mert “Socks” Hulbert has been rescheduled for the dirt track on Sunday, Sept. 18, after being rained out in May.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com.