“King” Tremont Reigns in Dirt Track Finale at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Goldstein cops $500 Mini Stock special; Older, Bishop, Wood claim titles

WEST HAVEN, VT – Kenny Tremont Jr. added yet another line on his Modified stock car racing résumé at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, October 4, as he won the “King of the Clay 100” season finale presented by The Stove Depot. In doing so, the legendary West Sand Lake, NY racer vaulted from third place in the point standings to clinch the seventh championship of his career at Devil’s Bowl, taking down the Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified title.

Tremont was the dominant force in the second half of the 100-lap race, but not before impressive rides up front by several other drivers. Polesitter Codie Aubin led the first five circuits before Jackie Brown Jr. – who entered the event as the point leader – took over. Vince Quenneville Jr. got past Brown after a restart on lap 13 and held the point for 21 laps before Tim Hartman Jr. appeared up front.

Hartman was strong in his first appearance of the year, but Tremont – from the 14th starting position – jumped ahead at lap 60 and ran away. A final caution flag at lap 89 erased a half-track lead that Tremont had built, bringing Hartman back alongside him for the restart. Tremont bobbled at the drop of the green flag and Hartman nosed ahead to lead lap 90, but Tremont gathered his car back up to retake the top spot and drive off with the win – the 70th victory of his career at Devil’s Bowl and his third on the new 3/10-mile infield dirt track.

Hartman, of Niskayuna, NY, finished second, just in front of teammate Derrick McGrew of Ballston Spa, NY. McGrew had an eventful race, spinning through the infield early and then losing his power steering just before the halfway point of the race. Adam Pierson finished fourth after making a pit stop in the middle stages of the race. Bobby Hackel finished fifth, followed by Quenneville, Justin Comes, championship runner-up Tim Hodge, Allan Hammond, and Derek Graham. Brown finished 14th and fell to third place in the final standings.

Bill Duprey of Hydeville, VT made it three consecutive wins in the Renegade division with another dominant score. Duprey made his way past Aaron Fachini for the lead early in the race and ran away for the victory. Josh Coonradt snuck into the runner-up position with Fachini settling for third place. Lou Gancarz finished fourth, while Darrell Older of Ballston Spa, NY crossed the finish line in fifth place to wrap up the Renegade division championship over Matt Mosher.

Todd Goldstein of Ballston Lake, NY grabbed the biggest payday of the year for the Mini Stock division, racing to a $500 top prize posted by Portland Glass of Rutland. Goldstein started last on the 23-car field but needed only 11 laps to get to the front. He took the lead from Justin Severance and held Severance off in the final nine laps for the win. Mike Ryan, Chris LaVair, and Tim Martin rounded out the top five. Brian Bishop of Bridport, VT finished eighth, which was enough to lock up the Mini Stock championship over Severance.

The MFT Sauce & Rub Co. Enduro Series ran a pair of events to wrap up their championship season. The opening 25-lap race was contested on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s half-mile asphalt track and saw a first-time winner in Shawn Moquin of Milton, VT. Moquin topped Jeff Murray, Zach Wood, Chris Mattos, and Brandon Gray for the win.

The nightcap Enduro was a 50-lap race held on the dirt track, and East Thetford, VT driver Gray went to victory lane after taking the lead with six laps remaining. Brett Wood of Georgia, VT finished second and clinched his first Enduro Series championship ahead of Murray and his son, Zach Wood. Jason Porter, P.J. Bleau, and Tyler Quenneville completed the top five finishers in the dirt race.

With the 2015 racing season complete, Devil’s Bowl Speedway begins planning for its 50th season of competition in 2016. The annual Banquet of Champions will be held on Saturday, January 30 with details to be announced soon.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4. 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.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – The Stove Depot “King of the Clay” Season Finale
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT
Berlin Optical Expressions Dirt Track Series
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified Feature (100 laps)
1. (14) Kenny Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, NY
2. (10) Tim Hartman Jr., Niskayuna, NY
3. (7) Derrick McGrew, Ballston Spa, NY
4. (12) Adam Pierson, East Corinth, VT
5. (4) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, NY
6. (5) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, VT
7. (15) Justin Comes, Middlebury, VT
8. (9) Tim Hodge, Vershire, VT
9. (22) Allan Hammond, Orange, NH
10. (20) Derek Graham, Woodsville, NH
11. (19) Jordan Fornwalt, Bradford, VT
12. (24) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, VT
13. (21) Jason Sanville, Grafton, NH
14. (2) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, NY
15. (11) Tim LaDuc, Orwell, VT
16. (8) Kevin Ward, Hyde Park, NY
17. (1) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, NY
18. (23) Chris Cayea, Mooers, NY
19. (3) Mike Block Sr., Ballston Spa, NY
20. (6) Trevor Rocke, Canaan, NH
21. (16) Josh Sunn, White River Junction, VT
22. (13) Brian Whittemore, Pittsford, VT
23. (18) Bob Hackel, Rensselaer, NY
24. (17) Jack Gentile, Cohoes, NY
Did Not Qualify: Matt Atwood; Blaine Dorman; Jesse Durkee; T.C. Forward; Tom Forward; Chris Frennier; Chris Murray; Cody Ochs; Neal Provost II; Rick Sanville; Richie Simmons; Wade Steele; Jack Swinton; Terry Williams.
Heat Winners: Kenny Tremont Jr.; Derrick McGrew; Tim LaDuc; Justin Comes
Consi Winners: Jack Gentile; Bob Hackel
B-Main Winner: Chris Cayea

Renegade Feature (20 laps)
1. (4) Bill Duprey, Hydeville, VT
2. (5) Josh Coonradt; Milton, NY
3. (1) Aaron Fachini, North Adams, MA
4. (3) Lou Gancarz, North Adams, MA
5. (8) Darrell Older, Ballston Spa, NY
6. (7) Matt Mosher, Queensbury, NY
7. (2) Jonathan Hayes, Queensbury, NY
8. (6) Curtis Condon, Queensbury, NY
Heat Winner: Darrell Older

Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (20 laps)
1. (23) Todd Goldstein, Ballston Lake, NY
2. (2) Justin Severance, Rutland, VT
3. (9) Mike Ryan, Vershire, VT
4. (11) Chris LaVair, Gabriels, NY
5. (1) Tim Martin, White River Junction, VT
6. (17) Jason Porter, Freeport, ME
7. (13) Chris Conroy, Newport, NH
8. (10) Brian Bishop, Bridport, VT
9. (19) Shawn Martin, Claremont, NH
10. (18) Wayne Russell Jr., Amsterdam, NY
11. (16) Sean Perron, South Royalton, VT
12. (7) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT
13. (14) Kris Clark, Keeseville, NY
14. (21) Steven Jones, Gloversville, NY
15. (12) Jacob Roy, Danville, VT
16. (20) Harold LaVair Jr., Gabriels, NY
17. (5) Sean Lantas, Newport, NH
18. (8) Chris Cardarelli, St. George, VT
19. (3) Steve Ryan, Ballston Spa, NY
20. (15) Tim St. John, Newport, NH
21. (4) Ben Grant, Victory Mills, NY
22. (22) Robert Garney, Fort Edward, NY
23. (6) Justin Bishop, North Ferrisburgh, VT
Heat Winners: Mike Ryan; Justin Severance; Brian Bishop

MFT Sauce & Rub Co. Enduro Series Feature #1 (25 laps – Asphalt Track)
Pos.-(Car No.)-Driver-Hometown-Laps Complete
1. (76) Shawn Moquin, Milton, VT – 25 Laps
2. (35) Jeff Murray, Georgia, VT – 25 Laps
3. (20) Zach Wood, Georgia, VT – 25 Laps
4. (14) Chris Mattos, Milton, VT – 25 Laps
5. (00X) Brandon Gray, East Thetford, VT – 25 Laps
6. (33) Andrew Lopes, Colchester, VT – 25 Laps
7. (802) Brett Wood, Georgia, VT – 25 Laps
8. (8T) Tyler Quenneville, Brandon, VT – 25 Laps
9. (4D) Chase Atkins, Bristol, VT – 25 Laps
10. (2J) Joseph Sherwood, Forestdale, VT – 24 Laps
11. (92) P.J. Bleau Jr., Cohoes, NY – 24 Laps
12. (33NY) Travis Bruno, Morrisonville, NY – 24 Laps
13. (44) George Wanner IV, North Clarendon, VT – 24 Laps
14. (66) Jason Bruno, Morrisonville, NY – 23 Laps
15. (26) Casey O’Connell, Burlington, VT – 22 Laps
16. (14) Chuck Wanner, Chittenden, VT – 22 Laps
17. (17) Cory Gray, Rutland, VT – 20 Laps
18. (93D) Derrick Root, Pittsford, VT – 18 Laps
19. (11VT) Danny Doyle, Rochester, VT – 16 Laps
20. (00) Kirk Brunelle, Ferrisburgh, VT – 13 Laps
21. (22) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT – 3 Laps
22. (68) Lonny Mossey, Pittsford, VT – 1 Lap
23. (199) Corey Mossey, Pittsford, VT – 1 Lap

MFT Sauce & Rub Co. Enduro Series Feature #2 (50 laps – Dirt Track)
Pos.-(Car No.)-Driver-Hometown-Laps Complete
1. (00X) Brandon Gray, East Thetford, VT – 50 Laps
2. (802) Brett Wood, Georgia, VT – 50 Laps
3. (13) Jason Porter, Freeport, ME – 50 Laps
4. (92) P.J. Bleau Jr., Cohoes, NY – 50 Laps
5. (8T) Tyler Quenneville, Brandon, VT – 49 Laps
6. (4D) Chase Atkins, Bristol, VT – 49 Laps
7. (35) Jeff Murray, Georgia, VT – 49 Laps
8. (33NY) Travis Bruno, Morrisonville, NY – 49 Laps
9. (33) Andrew Lopes, Colchester, VT – 48 Laps
10. (4J) Justin Severance, Rutland, VT – 45 Laps
11. (14) Chris Mattos, Milton, VT – 44 Laps
12. (2J) Joseph Sherwood, Forestdale, VT – 44 Laps
13. (14) Chuck Wanner, Chittenden, VT – 44 Laps
14. (93D) Derrick Root, Pittsford, VT – 40 Laps
15. (44) George Wanner IV, North Clarendon, VT – 37 Laps
16. (66) Jason Bruno, Morrisonville, NY – 36 Laps
17. (20) Zach Wood, Georgia, VT – 33 Laps
18. (11VT) Danny Doyle, Rochester, VT – 32 Laps
19. (76) Shawn Moquin, Milton, VT – 26 Laps
20. (199) Corey Mossey, Pittsford, VT – 21 Laps
21. (26) Casey O’Connell, Burlington, VT – 19 Laps
22. (17) Cory Gray, Rutland, VT – 14 Laps
23. (29J) Ron Alger, Orwell, VT – No Score

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