Hull grabs lead after Hoyt spins out to win third SCoNE race of season
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Will Hull captured his third Sprint Cars of New England win on Sunday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
The Plainfield, Vt. driver used both a good car and luck in the 25-lap feature event.
Hull maneuvered his way from an eighth place starting spot to sit in the runner-up position with just two laps to go when leader Matt Hoyt spun as he was pressured by Hull in lapped traffic. Hull would them zoom away on the restart.
The win for Hull was his first at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Sprint Car competition.
Series point leader Chris Donnelly of Piermont, N.H. drove from a tenth place starting spot to finish second while Luke Greenwood of Hudson, N.H. finished third. Rookie driver Chad Turck backed up his runner-up finish the night before at Bear Ridge with a fourth place finish while youngster Tyler Austin completed the top-five finishers.
Defending series champion Dan Douville finished sixth with Dennis McLeod seventh. Hoyt came home in eighth after his spin with Patrick Smith ninth. Lauren Boisvert completed the top-ten finishers, unofficially.
For Donnelly, he unofficially takes over the track’s mini-championship for the Sprint Cars after recent feature winner Bobby Hackel destroyed his car in a qualifying race flip. He was uninjured.
The Sprint Cars of New England continue their 2016 season on Friday, September 9 at Legion Speedway. They will visit Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the final time of the season on Sunday, September 25 for the Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals combination event with Empire Super Sprint series.
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Labor Day Special 25
Sprint Cars of New England
Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, Vt.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
(# — denotes rookie)
1. (8) Will Hull, Plainfield, Vt.
2. (10) Chris Donnelly, Piermont, N.H.
3. (7) Luke Greenwood, Hudson, N.H.
4. (3) # Chad Turck, Pittsfield, N.H.
5. (5) Tyler Austin, West Fairlee, Vt.
6. (9) Dan Douville, Bridgewater, N.H.
7. (2) Dennis McLeod, Concord, N.H.
8. (4) # Matt Hoyt, Campton, N.H.
9. (11) Patrick Smith, East Andover, N.H.
10. (1) Lauren Boisvert, Danbury, N.H.
11. (6) Jake Williams, Center Tuftonboro, N.H.
Did Not Start: Kevin Chaffee, Bradford, Vt.; Chris Clark, Vershire, Vt.; Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.
1 – Will Hull (61) races with Jake Williams (73) during Sunday’s Sprint Cars of New England event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Hull would go on to win the 25-lap feature event. (Alan Ward photo)
2 – Will Hull celebrates his first Sprint Cars of New England win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday night. (Andrew Cassidy/Devil’s Bowl Speedway photo)