Devil's Bowl Speedway News
MR. CLEAN: Teenager Hackel Nabs First Devil’s Bowl Win
PHOTO: Bobby Hackel earned his first career NASCAR Modified victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Sunday. (Justin St. Louis/VMM photo)
WEST HAVEN -- Bobby Hackel wanted to win his first race, but he wanted to do it the right way. He only had to wait a week.
On July 3, the 16 year-old from East Greenbush, N.Y., was challenging leader Ron Proctor in the final stages of the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, but inadvertently bumped Proctor and nearly cost both racers a top finish.
Proctor was less than impressed, and Hackel vowed not to make the same mistake twice. On Sunday, he made good on his word. Read Full Story
REAR VIEW MIRROR: The Next Joey Laquerre
PHOTO: Fourteen year-old Joey Laquerre finished third in his Late Model debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway last Sunday. (Justin St. Louis photo)
(Editor's Note: This article was reprinted from Wednesday's "Rear View Mirror" column with permission from the Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times Argus.)
--by Justin St. Louis
Joey Laquerre finished third at Devil’s Bowl Speedway last week. Big deal, right? Another top-five finish from Joey Laquerre. How many is that now, a thousand probably?
Try one. The first one. Read Full Story
Like A Kid: Proctor Takes Devil’s Bowl Modified Win
PHOTO: Ron Proctor (#27) negotiates traffic during qualifying behind Frank Hoard, III (#13), Don Miller (#11), and Hunter Bates. Proctor would pass all three in the 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature to win at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Sunday night. (Justin St. Louis/VMM photo)
WEST HAVEN -- Ron Proctor might be a 30-year veteran of stock car racing, but he’s driving like a kid who’s about to set the world on fire.
Proctor, in fact, beat a handful of kids each about a third of his age on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven to take his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified win of the season at the half-mile track and his second win overall in the last three weeks with the Champlain Valley Racing Association. Read Full Story