Asphalt and Dirt drivers honored together in one-night celebration
RUTLAND, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will celebrate the 2017 stock car racing season with a special one-night party on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The annual Banquet of Champions returns to the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., for the sixth consecutive year and will reunite competitors from both the Asphalt and Dirt Tracks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. As many as 400 drivers, car owners, team members, sponsors, officials, and fans are expected to attend.
With a full track surface transformation to dirt racing underway for the 2018 season, the Banquet of Champions will serve as the official end of the two-track era at Devil’s Bowl and puts a celebratory finish on both the 1/2-mile Asphalt Track and the 3/10-mile Dirt Track. Champions and top drivers from 11 racing divisions will be recognized for their accomplishments during the ceremony.
On the asphalt side, Vince Quenneville Jr. will collect his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Sportsman Modified title. Three first-time champions will be crowned with Dylan Rabtoy in the Rosen & Berger Super Stocks, Shawn Moquin in the Portland Glass Mini Stocks, and Seth Bridge in the Driven Transport Late Models. Five young drivers from the Bandit Youth Mini Stock division will also be recognized.
Dirt champions include eight-time Devil’s Bowl king Kenny Tremont Jr. in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modifieds, as well as first-time champs Chris Murray in the Super Stocks, Chris Charbonneau in the Mini Stocks, Austin Chaves in the 500cc Mini Sprints, and Lacey Hanson in the 360 Sprint Cars. Cory Gray will also be honored for his second-straight Enduro Series title.
In addition to the champions, trophies will be given to top-ranking point standing drivers, Rookie of the Year winners, and peer-voted Sportsmanship and Most Improved Driver awards. Bonus accolades will be presented on behalf of O’Reilly Auto Parts, Shiley Fabrication, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and NASCAR. In all, more than 70 drivers are scheduled to receive on-stage awards.
Tickets for the Banquet of Champions are now available at $48 for adults and $28 for kids age 13 and under; drivers must purchase a ticket and be present to receive awards. CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS, or contact Devil’s Bowl Speedway media director Justin St. Louis at email@example.com no later than Friday, January 19, 2018. The Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington is located at 476 Holiday Drive in Rutland, Vt.; contact the Holiday Inn toll-free directly at 1 (800) 462-4810 to make overnight room reservations.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.