Winged Sprints set to tackle Legion Friday, Bear Ridge Saturday, Devil’s Bowl Sunday
PLAINFIELD – Three races in three nights is what the Sprint Cars of New England will partake in this Fourth of July weekend.
The 360 winged sprint cars will kick off their three-race weekend on the tight quarter-mile oval Legion Speedway on Friday night. Youngster Tyler Austin of West Fairlee, Vt. grabbed his first career Sprint Cars of New England win in the last visit there by the Sprint Cars on June 17. Will Hull and Chris Donnelly have also grabbed wins at Legion Speedway this season.
The Sprint Cars will then travel up Route 25 to Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday night to be part of a massive racing card that includes Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified three-segment Madness night and the USAC Dirt Midget Association. Donnelly, a former Bear Ridge Modified champion, grabbed the win in the series last appearance there on June 11 while Hull earned a dominating win at the quarter-mile clay oval back on Memorial Day Weekend.
On Sunday, the Sprint Cars will then travel to West Haven, Vt. to the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for their last event of the weekend. Donnelly won a thrilling event over defending champion Dan Douville in the series’ only appearance at Devil’s Bowl this season on June 19. The Sprint Cars will be part of a racing card that includes the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modifieds.
The Triple Crown Weekend event will pay a separate point structure and purse in addition to counting toward the season-long championship total. The first race feature lineup at Legion will be set by the number of “laps” sold by drivers in a fund raising effort toward the Triple Crown purse. The overall weekend winner will be determined by the lowest cumulative score over the three races.
Friday’s Kondrat Kustoms racing card at Legion kicks off at 7:00pm while Saturday’s Bear Ridge O’Reilly Auto Parts megacard will begin at 6:00pm. Sunday’s WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey finale at Devil’s Bowl begins at 7:00pm.
PHOTO: The Sprint Cars of New England will put on three nights of racing at three different tracks over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. (Alan Ward photo)