Devil's Bowl Speedway News
Long Island Invader Wins Devil's Bowl Vermonster
(From track press release)
WEST HAVEN -- Mitch Patern of Southold, N.Y., made the long haul from Long Island to Devil's Bowl Speedway pay off with a big win in Sunday's Vermonster Enduro. After 150 laps of racing on a beautiful fall day, Patern walked away with $1,500 for his first place finish.
The win was given to Patern after the apparent first place finisher was observed removing an illegal rearview mirror from his windshield after taking the checkers. Second place was then awarded to Josh Masterson of Bristol, and third place to local Duane Pease of Fair Haven.
A nice field of 45 Enduro cars began the race, which had its share of squealing brakes, the crunch of metal and one scary fire which was put out safely and quickly by the fire crew.
The Best Decorated Car with a Vermont theme went to the cow-hide covered car of Jim Wood from Queensbury, N.Y. Unfortunately, this was also the car attended to by the fire crew later on in the race. Second place in the decoration contest went to James Carmichael of Whiting, who fielded a very nice two-sided Vermont State Trooper/Game Warden paint job.
The winner of the Ladies Powder Puff Enduro was Echolee Burt of South Glens Falls, N.Y.
The weekly Renegade division also raced 50 laps with Brandon Emigh taking the win, his second of the year. He was followed to the line by Robert Gordon, Chris Murray, Jeremy Jones, and Bill Duprey.
The next enduro on the CVRA circuit will be Halloween Havoc to be held at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., on October 16. The annual event has been expanded this year to include bicycle races for the kids (bring-your-own-bike) with prizes and giveaways for the whole family sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
Also on October 16, Devil's Bowl Speedway will be hosting the "Who Needs Snow?" grass and water drags for snowmobiles, followed by the last Enduro race of the year on November 6. Details on these and all events can be found on the website at www.cvra.com.