July 1, 2007

Eastman gets first win at the Bowl

WEST HAVEN, VT -  Dan Eastman picked a perfect time to get his first career pro-street stock victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Performing in front of one of the biggest crowds of the season, Eastman put on a dominant display of power Sunday night and walked off with his first win on American Pride Night at the Vermont track.

The 358 modifieds had the night off, but a huge crowd turned out for the first of Devil’s Bowl’s annual 4th of July week fireworks displays, always one of the most spectacular events in the state. They weren’t disappointed by the performance on the track, either.

Coming out of the third row, Eastman got the lead on lap three and stayed on the point for the remainder of the 20-lap feature, beating Mike Bussino to the finish line by nearly three seconds. Bussino took over the No. 2 position on lap 9, but had to watch Eastman’s rear bumper for the remainder of the feature.

Two Vermont veterans – Carl Vladyka and Fred Little – finished third and fourth, respectively, while defending track champion Cale Kneer hit the stripe fifth.

Eastman became the second driver to nail down his first career win this year, as Richard Glode turned the trick on June 17.

Tim Anagnos drove to his second straight win in the mini-stock division, while Darren Bailey won the 50-lap enduro. The feature in the limited division was postponed because of rain. Randy Alger and Bill Duprey picked up wins in the limited heat races.

All divisions, including the budget sportsmen, will be in action on Sunday, July 8, when Devil’s Bowl holds the double-point Midseason Championships. Racing will begin at 7 p.m.

PRO-STREET STOCKS: DAN EASTMAN, Mike Bussino, Carl Vladyka, Fred Little, Cale Kneer, Chuck Towslee, Jon Bates, Lori Cary, Don Piper, Pat McLaughlin, William Hull, Justin Perry, Jeff Washburn, Jeremie Younger, Jake Losaw, Josh Joseph, Scott Duell, John Turco, Bill Smith IV, Richard Glode, Rusty Bissell, Rob Wood.

MINI/DUKE STOCKS: TIM ANAGNOS (6), Ron Zagata (6), Shane Marks (4), Cliff White (4), Richard Edwards (6), Chris Murray (4), Chris Atwood (Duke), Bill Parker (Duke), Justin Parker (Duke), Jeremy Hayes (Duke).