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September 11, 2015

Vermont 200 Championship Weekend offers big purses

Vermont 200 Championship Weekend offers big purses

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The Late Model division will race for thousands of dollars to win at the Vermont 200 Championship Weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sept. 12-13.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway to give extra payout, extra laps in all divisions at asphalt championship finale

WEST HAVEN – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is putting up big money for its annual Vermont 200 Championship Weekend on Sept. 12-13. The season finale for the Rutland County asphalt half-mile oval will boast extra-distance races for fans and extra cash for drivers as it crowns the champions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

More than $29,000 in total prize money – nearly triple the regular weekly purse – has been posted for the two-day show. Devil’s Bowl’s home track favorites in four divisions will square off against each other as they run after the track championships, and they will likely face a handful of outside invaders as well.

Saturday, Sept. 12, features first-round qualifying for the Modified, Renegade, and Mini Stock divisions, and special “Non-Winners Shootout” races for all divisions including the Late Models. The day is capped off by the annual Vermont 200 bonfire and barbeque party – free for all who purchase a race ticket or pit pass.

Late Models take center stage on Sunday, Sept. 13, with qualifying and a 100-lap main event.  The posted purse includes a $2,000 winner’s share if 20 or more cars enter the race, or $1,200 with 19 entries or fewer. All drivers will be guaranteed a minimum of $300 to start the race regardless of car count. The Modifieds will also see extra cash in a pair of special 50-lap main events.  Each race pays $1,200 to the winner and a minimum guarantee of $125 to start, meaning that even two poor finishes will net a driver at least $250.

A special 50-lap finale for the Renegade division will pay $500 to the winner with 15 or more entries – $400 if 14 or fewer cars – and a minimum guarantee of $100 to start.  The entry-level Mini Stocks will run a two-segment race totaling 30 laps, paying $200 to the winner and $50 to start. The Enduro Series is also on the Sunday card, with a 50-lap, $500-to-win race with 20 or more starters.

Two-day general admission for the Vermont 200 Championship Weekend is $25.  The single Saturday-only ticket is $10, and the single Sunday-only ticket is $20.  Kids age 12 and under will be admitted free all weekend.  Weekend pit area admission is $40, and camping is free all weekend (no hookups). Pit gates open at 9 a.m. both days, grandstands open at 11 a.m., and racing is at 1:30 p.m.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com.

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