September 5, 2010

Scarborough gets third win, Tremont gets championship

WEST HAVEN, VT –  Don Scarborough finished the season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway the same way he started it – with a victory.

Scarborough, who won the first modified feature of the new asphalt era on opening night, held off Chris Ross Sunday night to win the 50-lap Tri-Track Series race, which put a lid on the 2010 season at Devil’s Bowl. Ken Tremont Jr. came across the finish line fourth, which was just enough to give him the modified point championship, his second straight crown.

There was excitement in the air on the night of double points, and Scarborough and Ross didn’t disappoint the holiday crowd. Scarborough started on the pole and the field quickly strung out over the long half-mile, as the race went green until almost the midway point.

Don Mattison brought out the first caution, coming to a stop on the frontstretch, which allowed Ross to close up on the leader. Two laps later, the yellow was out again, this time for Jason Bruno, who had a flat tire.

Ross was playing a game of cat-and-mouse, because with 10 laps to go, he began to make a move. He quickly began to eat into Scarborough’s lead, and began sticking his nose down low, trying to get Scarborough to drift to the top.

But Scarborough held on for his third win of the season, with Ross less than a car length back in second. Marc Johnson, Tremont and Mike Bruno completed the top five.

The sportsman feature was slowed by a number of early cautions that also created a couple of lead changes. Paul Braymer set the early pace, but gave up the top spot to Ron Wanamaker. Jack Swinton was making a charge, and got around Wanamaker for the lead on a restart on lap eight.

Hunter Bates took over the second spot on lap 16, and then got the break he needed with two to go, when Don Miller spun out. That put Bates on Swinton’s rear bumper, but Swinton maintained his poise and went on to take the checkered flag.

But Swinton then came up light on the scales, giving the win to Bates, his second victory of the season. He was followed by Paul Dunham Jr., Wanamaker, Carl Vladyka and Josh Joseph. Miller, who finished sixth, took home the track championship. He dominated the division this year, winning eight features..

Frank Monroe picked up a popular win in the Renegade feature, which was stopped by a red flag when the car of Chris Murray caught fire. Murray brought the car to a stop in turn one and the fire crew quickly put out the blaze.

Monroe’s first victory of the season was enough to give him the track title.

Eddie Bruno held off Nate Woodworth to win the Bomber Warriors feature, with Woodworth taking home the championship in that division, and Scott Atwood was victorious in the Duke stock feature. Erika Lilly came across the finish line third, and walked off with her first track title.

The Night of Champions also featured a 70-lap enduro, won by Jordan Geel.

MODIFIEDS: DON SCARBOROUGH, Chris Ross, Marc Johnson, Ken Tremont Jr., Mike Bruno, Tim Laduc, Jim Ryan, Vince Quenneville Jr., Patrick Duprey, Leon Gonyo, Keith Flach, Matt Depew, Jason Bruno, Ray Martindale, Don Mattison, Andy Kane.

SPORTSMAN: HUNTER BATES, Paul Dunham Jr., Ron Wanamaker, Carl Vladyka, Josh Joseph, Don Miller, Paul Braymer, Andy Durie, Joey Trudeau, Matt Atwood, Kevin Wright. DQ: Jack Swinton.

RENEGADES: FRANK MONROE, Bill Dupree, Randy Alger, Andy Smith, Jeremy Jones, Joe Ladd, Neil Hanson, Jonathan Hayes, Chris Murray.

BOMBER WARRIORS: EDDIE BRUNO, Nate Woodworth, Paul Woodworth, Matt Monohan, Justin Lilly, Jason Barrett, Chad Brown, Kayla Bryant, Tyler Lescord.