People’s United Bank to Present Vermont State Championship Race

Devil’s Bowl Speedway to host People’s United Bank 100 on May 30

WEST HAVEN, VT – One of Vermont’s most important stock car racing events will enjoy the support of one of America’s great financial institutions, as People’s United Bank sponsors the 100-lap Vermont State Late Model Championship Series event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, May 30.

People’s United Bank is a longtime supporter of stock car racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and 2014 marks People’s second season of involvement in the Vermont State Championship. With more than 400 locations throughout New England and New York – including a branch just five miles from Devil’s Bowl in Fair Haven, VT – People’s United Bank is an integral part of the local community.

“We are thrilled to partner with Devils Bowl once again as they gear up for another exciting season,” Kathy Schirling, Director of Marketing and Community Services for People’s United Bank in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. “Devil’s Bowl provides good quality entertainment for families.”

The Vermont State Championship brings the state’s best drivers together in four head-to-head events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven and Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl. The People’s United Bank 100 is the second race in the series.

Nick Sweet and Chip Grenier finished 1-2 in both the People’s United Bank 100 and the Vermont State Championship standings in 2013, and both are expected to return. They’ll face tough competition from Devil’s Bowl racers Chris Bergeron, Josh Masterson, Hunter Bates, and Robert Bryant, Jr., and Thunder Road regulars Trampas Demers, Jamie Fisher, Emily Packard, and more.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway co-owner Alayne Bruno has the People’s United Bank 100 circled on her calendar. “It’s fun when our home track stars get to defend their turf against the Thunder Road invaders, and having People’s United Bank involved gives the event a great local feel,” Bruno said. “People’s United Bank is a great sponsor and business partner at Devil’s Bowl, and their event is one of our favorites.”

Qualifying for the People’s United Bank 100 will begin at 7:00pm on Friday, May 30. The event includes NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship races for the Bond Auto Parts Modified and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions, along with a Kids’ Poster Contest in which prizes will be awarded to children who create posters of their favorite racecars and drivers.

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 or to order discount season passes, call (802) 265-3112 or visit Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed.

PHOTO: Jessey Mueller won the Bond Auto Parts Modified portion of the People’s United Bank event in 2013 by inches over Joe Williams. (MemorEvents photo)

TOP PHOTO: (L-R) Broadcaster Ken Squier, People’s United Bank Financial Services Manager Sharon Kendall (Fair Haven, VT), Josh Masterson, Nick Sweet, and Chip Grenier in People’s United Bank 100 victory lane in 2013 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. (MemorEvents photo)

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