History will be made on Friday, May 16, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens for the first time in its 48-year run with a Friday night “under the lights” event. Whelen Engineering and Mobil 1 present the groundbreaking NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car show at 7:00 p.m.
The event will honor fans as much as competitors as Devil’s Bowl Speedway begins its new “Fans First” program for 2014, granting free general admission to residents of selected locales throughout the year. Residents of the track’s hometown in West Haven, VT and nearby Fair Haven, VT will receive free general admission upon presenting valid identification at the event. The program will continue at many events during the summer to include residents of Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Canada.
“The Fans First program is a way for us to thank all of the loyal race fans who have supported Devil’s Bowl Speedway not just in the new era, but for many years,” track co-owner Alayne Bruno said. “There’s no better way to kick it off than with the folks who live right here in West Haven and Fair Haven.”
Regular general admission is $12 at the gate for adults, $10 for seniors (age 62+), and – as always – free for children 12 years old and under.
Three champions will open the defense of their NASCAR Whelen All-American Series titles at the Whelen/Mobil 1 Night race. Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT had a record-setting run in the headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division, taking 10 victories. Chris Bergeron of Claremont, NH became the fourth different Late Model division champion in as many years, and Jake Noble of nearby Benson, VT ran to his first championship in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock class.
In addition to those three divisions, the open-wheel SK Light class will take to the fast half-mile for its first appearance. Expected drivers include veterans Bruce Jaycox and Kenny Cantlin, along with rookie sensation T.J. Bleau.
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, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Under the Lights at Historic Friday Night Opener
“Fans First” free admission program begins at Whelen/Mobil 1 event
Devil's Bowl Speedway press release
Ron Proctor (#27), Todd Stone (#1X), and Jessey Mueller (#19) are among the top Bond Auto Parts Modified racers ready to battle under the lights as Devil's Bowl Speedway opens on Friday night.