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June 7, 2017

New era begins for King of Dirt series as 35 modifieds return to Devil’s Bowl

New era begins for King of Dirt series as 35 modifieds return to Devil’s Bowl

Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m.—WEST HAVEN—Devil’s Bowl Speedway will help usher in a new era in 2017 for the King of Dirt (K.O.D.) racing series with the first-ever K.O.D. “358” Small Block Modified race Tuesday night, June 13 at 7 p.m.

The event kicks off the brand new tour for Rob Hazer’s K.O.D. group, which will complement championship schedules for K.O.D.’s Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. While all three classes will run at the dirt track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in highly-anticipated events in 2017, the 40-lap inaugural Small Block Modified tour has been the talk of the town.

This is the first race that the high-horsepower 358-cubic-inch Modified engines will rip around Devil’s Bowl since a Big Block/Small Block open competition race in 2014, the first year of the track’s challenging new 3/10-mile dirt surface. Rough track conditions at that particular event created a barnburner of a finish, with second-generation racer Neil Stratton of Bennington, overtaking seven-time Devil’s Bowl champion Kenny Tremont Jr., to score a wildly popular upset victory.

Fast forward to 2017 with the track surface now seasoned, smooth, and fast, and Stratton and Tremont are likely to enter this race to renew their battle. They’re expected to square off against top racers Matt DeLorenzo, Marc Johnson, Keith Flach, Elmo Reckner, Brett Haas, and Matt Depew; local favorites Jessey Muller, Frank Hoard, III, and Jake Scarborough; multi-time Devil’s Bowl champion Don Ronca; and many more.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, four miles north of U.S. Route 4, Exit 2. For more information, visit devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or call 802-265-3112.

Photo by Bill McGaffin

Jake Scarborough of Brandon will be on hand for the King of Dirt Small Block Modified Series event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Tuesday, June 13. 

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