New motorsports events to highlight busy summer
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The ground will shake in 2017 with a series of exciting, all-new motorsports events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The scenic Vermont facility has added a slate of new, high-adrenalin attractions for motorsports fans of all kinds, promising to bring a thrill to fans of all types of horsepower. While weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned stock car racing continues on the asphalt oval on Saturday nights and on the dirt oval on Sunday nights, the new events will offer a different style of heart-pounding action.
Trucks and tractors will have a thundering presence at Devil’s Bowl in 2017. The inaugural “Rutland County Rumble” will be held on Saturday, May 13, as the region’s top pulling tractors and trucks will be on hand for an intense display of power and torque. The popular Altered Farm Tractor class will headline the program, and also chasing the “full pull” will be three truck divisions: Super Stock 4×4, 2.6 Pro Diesel, and 2.5 Diesel.
The pulling event begins at 12:00 noon on May 13, followed that same evening by a wild-and-crazy Demolition Derby – the first at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in several years. The hard-hitting smashfest is open to any 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder car and will see action through heats, consolations, and a $1,000-to-win feature event.
Truck & Tractor Pulls return on Saturday, July 8, at 12:00 noon, for a second earthshaking event with the same four classes. The pulling show kicks off “Fast ‘N’ Dirty Weekend” which also features the New England Pro Truck Series in the “Fast 55” Saturday night on the Asphalt Track and the “Dirty 30” Sunday night on the Dirt Track.
Devil’s Bowl is also revving up with another kind of straight-line speed at the brand new “Show & Go” Wednesday Night Drag Series. The four-race series is old-school fun all the way: A 200-foot, two-lane drag strip will be set up on the frontstretch of the Asphalt Track with heads-up, double-elimination bracket races crowning winners in each class. Trophies and bragging rights will be on the line on May 24, June 21, July 19, and August 23.
The drags are open to anyone with a valid driver’s license, with no experience required. Virtually any kind of motorized vehicle is welcome including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, ATVs, and more; vehicles will be paired up with similar entries across a variety of racing brackets. Pit passes will be just $10.00, plus a $10.00 registration fee per bracket for racers. Grandstand admission is just $5.00 per person and free for kids age 12 and under.
Also on tap for the first time are the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience. Fans can strap in and drive or ride along in real Late Models, Modifieds, and Sprint Cars following a morning training curse with professional instructors. The Wallace Racing Experience will be at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on the Asphalt Track on Saturday, August 26, and on the Dirt Track on Sunday, August 27; for more information, visit www.RaceWithRusty.com or www.DirtRaceWithKenny.com.
Rules and information for all pulling, demolition derby, and drag racing events are now available on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s official website at www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com under the “Info” tab.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of U.S. Route 4, Exit 2. 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.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – West Haven, Vt.
2017 Schedule of Special Events (schedule subject to change)
Sat., May 13 – 12:00 p.m. – “Rutland County Rumble” –Truck & Tractor Pulls/Demolition Derby
Wed., May 24 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series
Wed., June 21 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series
Sat., July 8 – 12:00 p.m. – “Fast ‘N’ Dirty Weekend” – Truck & Tractor Pulls
Wed., July 19 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series
Wed., Aug. 23 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series
Sat., Aug. 26 – 9:00 a.m. – Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Sun., Aug. 27 – 9:00 a.m. – Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience