May 30, 2010

Scarborough wins first modified race on pavement

WEST HAVEN, VT –  It’s only fitting that a Green Mountain Boy won the first modified feature run on the new asphalt surface at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Former track champion Don Scarborough dominated an impressive field of modifieds Sunday afternoon to win the 50-lap Tri-Track Series race, the first modified event of the 2010 season at the Bowl.

Scarborough, whose nickname is the “Brandon Bandit,” has been adjusting to the asphalt by running at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday nights, and it showed Sunday, as Scarborough made a smooth transition to the new surface at the Bowl and came away with his 31st career victory in the 50-lapper, which pitted competitors from Devil’s Bowl, Albany-Saratoga and Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh NY.

The victory was Scarborough’s first at the Bowl since opening night in 2007.

Scarborough was one of the dominant drivers at the Bowl during the mid-1990s. After winning his first feature at the Bowl in 1993, Scarborough took home the modified point title in 1998.

Patrick Dupree of Saranac Lake, N.Y., one of the invaders from Airborne, finished second to Scarborough on Sunday, with Keith Flach third, defending track champion Ken Tremont Jr. fourth and Mike Bruno fifth.

Tremont kept the fans on their feet for most of the race. After starting 18th in the 21-car field, he could have thrown in the towel, but instead put on a charge that had the Memorial Day holiday crowd buzzing.

Don Miller picked up his second straight win in the sportsman division, leading Paul Dunham, Chris Johnson, Alex Bell and Marc Hughes to the finish line.

David Emigh, Friday night regular at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, made the holiday haul to Vermont pay off, picking up the victory in the Renegades feature. Cody Benoit, the opening-day winner, had to settle for second, with Jonathan Miller third.

Chad Brown was victorious in the Bomber Warriors feature for the second week in a row, and Andy Smith took the checkered flag in the Duke stock feature.

MODIFIEDS (50-LAP TRI-TRACK SERIES): DON SCARBOROUGH, Patrick Dupree, Keith Flach, Ken Tremont Jr., Mike Bruno, Jason Durgan, Vince Quenneville Jr., Leon Gonyo, Greg Atkins, Tim Laduc, Scott Duell, Ron Proctor, Derrick McGrew, Andy Lindemann, Jeremy Markle, Jason Bruno, Mike Perrotte, Marc Johnson, Jimmy Ryan, Frank Hoard III, Jim Introne.

SPORTSMAN: DON MILLER, Paul Dunham, Chris Johnson, Alex Bell, Marc Hughes, Hunter Bates, Kevin Wright, Jared McMahon, Joey Trudeau, Kevin Elliott, Paul Braymer, Jack Swinton, Matt Atwood.

RENEGADES: DAVID EMIGH, Cody Benoit, Jonathan Miller, Bill Duprey, Frank Monroe, Brian Rogers, Randy Alger, Mike Clark, Jonathan Hayes, Chris Murray.

BOMBER WARRIORS: CHAD BROWN, Brent Warren, Nathan Woodworth, Michael Devino Sr., Justin Lilly, Eddie Bruno, Jeremy Hayes, Matt Monaghan.