October 10, 2010

Invader from LongIsland wins first Vermonster

WEST HAVEN, VT –  MitchPatern of Southold NY made the long haul from Long Island to Devil’s BowlSpeedway pay off with a big win in Sunday’s Vermonster enduro. After 150 laps ofracing on a beautiful fall day, Patern walked away with $1,500 for his firstplace finish. The win was given to Patern after the apparent first placefinisher was observed removing an illegal rearview mirror from his windshieldafter taking the checkers. Second place was then awarded to Josh Masterson ofBristol Vermont, and third place to local Duane Pease of Fair Haven Vermont. Anice field of 45 enduro cars began the race, which had its share of squealingbrakes, the crunch of metal and one scary fire which was put out safely andquickly by the fire crew.

The BestDecorated Car with a Vermont Theme went to the cow-hide covered car of Jim Woodfrom Queensbury NY. Unfortunately, this was also the car attended to by the firecrew later on in the race. Second place in the decoration contest went to JamesCarmichael of Whiting VT, who fielded a very nice two-sided Vt State Trooper/GameWarden paint job.

Winner of theLadies Powder Puff Enduro was Echolee Burt of South Glens Falls.

The renegadesalso raced 50 laps with Brandon Emigh taking the win, his second of the year. Hewas followed to the line by Robert Gorden, Chris Murray, Jeremy Jones and BillDuprey. 

The nextenduro on the CVRA circuit will be Halloween Havoc to be held at Albany-SaratogaSpeedway in Malta, NY on October 16th. The annual event has been expanded thisyear to include bicycle races for the kids (bring-your-own-bike) with prizes andgiveaways for the whole family sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.

Also onOctober 16th Devil’s Bowl will be hosting the Who Needs Snow? grass and waterdrags for snowmobiles, followed by the last enduro race of the year on November6th. Details on these and all events can be found on the website atwww.cvra.com.