(From track press release)

WEST HAVEN — Vince Quenneville, Jr., got to experience the thrill of victory Sunday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, while point leader and defending track champion Ken Tremont, Jr., found out just how bad the agony of defeat can be.

Quenneville, of Brandon, came off the front row and dominated the competition to get his first victory of the season in the 30-lap Modified feature at Devil’s Bowl. Quenneville, who had a tough time adjusting to the new asphalt surface this season and struggled early in the year, has picked up the pace by finishing second to Tremont on July 11 and hitting the top five again a week later.

But on Sunday, no one was going to catch him. The real battle was for second between Mike Bruno and Tim LaDuc. Bruno tracked LaDuc for most of the feature, and with six laps to go thought he had an opening. But when he made his move, LaDuc tried to slam the door, causing both cars to slide high. Marc Johnson and Don Scarborough took advantage of the mistake, with Johnson going on to finish second, and Scarborough getting third. Bruno gathered his car in quickly and hung on for fourth, with LaDuc fifth.

Tremont had one of his worst nights ever at the Bowl; he arrived late because of engine problems, and never got the problem straightened out. By the end of the 30-lap feature, had had been lapped twice and finished ninth.

Don Miller of Wells chalked up his seventh win of the season in the Sportsman feature. A heat race mishap kept Jared McMahon, Jack Swinton, and Joey Trudeau in the pits for the rest of the night, depleting the field for the feature. Josh Joseph had the early lead, but had his hands full with Hunter Bates. The complexion of the race changed midway through the feature as Miller used a three-wide move on a restart to get around Bates. Three laps later, Miller had the lead and he went on to record his fourth-straight win. Bates was second, while Andy Durie, who had made an early pit stop, charged back up to third.

Malta, N.Y.’s Jon Miller was also on top of his game, overpowering the field in the Renegade feature for his sixth win of the season, and Chad Brown came away with win No. 7 in the Bomber Warrior feature. Devil’s Bowl also had an Enduro on Sunday, with Brett Wood taking the checkered flag ahead of Charles Bradford and Adam Sears in a wild finish in the 60-lapper.

Devil’s Bowl will return to action on Sunday, Aug. 15., with Kids’ Night. The highlight of the racing program will be the 50-lap Renegade Roundup, a challenge race for drivers from Devil’s Bowl, Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Airborne Speedway that will pay $500 to win. The racing card will also include the fourth race of the Pro-Stock/Super Street Challenge, and there will also be a drivers’ autograph session as part on Kids’ Night. The kiddie rides will begin at 5:30pm, with racing starting at 6:00pm.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS — Hometown Heroes Night
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, Vt.
Sunday, August 8, 2010


1. Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon
2. Marc Johnson, Guilderland, N.Y.
3. Don Scarborough, Brandon
4. Mike Bruno, Rutland
5. Tim LaDuc, Orwell
6. Leon Gonyo, West Chazy, N.Y.
7. Jimmy Ryan, Whiting
8. Don Mattison, Wells
9. Kenny Tremont, Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.
10. Matt Depew, Argyle, N.Y.

1. Don Miller, Wells
2. Hunter Bates, Middlebury
3. Andy Durie, Stillwater, N.Y.
4. Josh Joseph, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
5. Ron Wanamaker, Hampton, N.Y.
6. Paul Bryamer, Granville, N.Y.
7. Kevin Wright
8. Carl Vladyka, Fair Haven
9. Tom Lilly, Castleton
10. Matt Atwood

1. Jon Miller, Malta, N.Y.
2. David Emigh, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
3. Frank Monroe, Granville, N.Y.
4. Chris Murray, Fair Haven
5. Randy Alger, Fair Haven

Bomber Warrior
1. Chad Brown, Essex Junction
2. Eddie Bruno, Fair Haven
3. Nate Woodworth, Essex Junction
4. Kayla Bryan, Mt. Holly
5. Tyler Lescord, Ascutney

Duke Stock
1. Scott Atwood, Castleton