Extra payout, extra laps in all divisions at asphalt championship finale
WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is putting up big money for its annual Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend on September 12-13. The season finale for the Rutland County asphalt half-mile oval will boast extra-distance races for fans and extra cash for drivers as it crowns the champions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.
More than $29,000 in total prize money – nearly triple the regular weekly purse – has been posted for the two-day show. Devil’s Bowl’s home track favorites in four divisions will square off against each other as they run after the track championships, and they will likely face a handful of outside invaders as well.
Saturday, September 12 features first-round qualifying for the Bond Auto Parts Modified, Brileya’s Chrysler-Jeep Renegade, and Portland Glass Mini Stock divisions, and special “Non-Winners Shootout” races for all divisions including the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Models. The day is capped off by the annual Vermont 200 bonfire and barbeque party – free for all who purchase a race ticket or pit pass.
Late Models take center stage on Sunday, September 13, with qualifying and a 100-lap main event. The posted purse includes a $2,000 winner’s share if 20 or more cars enter the race, or $1,200 with 19 entries or fewer. All drivers will be guaranteed a minimum of $300 to start the race regardless of car count. The Modifieds will also see extra cash in a pair of special 50-lap main events. Each race pays $1,200 to the winner and a minimum guarantee of $125 to start, meaning that even two poor finishes will net a driver at least $250.
A special 50-lap finale for the Renegade division will pay $500 to the winner with 15 or more entries – $400 if 14 or fewer cars – and a minimum guarantee of $100 to start. The entry-level Mini Stocks will run a two-segment race totaling 30 laps, paying $200 to the winner and $50 to start. The MFT Sauce & Rub Co. Enduro Series is also on the Sunday card, with a 50-lap, $500-to-win race with 20 or more starters.
Two-day general admission for the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend is $25. The single Saturday-only ticket is $10, and the single Sunday-only ticket is $20. Kids age 12 and under will be admitted free all weekend. Weekend pit area admission is $40, and camping is free all weekend (no hookups). Pit gates open at 9:00 a.m. both days, grandstands open at 11:00 a.m., and racing is at 1:30 p.m.
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, 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.