Vermont State Late Model Championship Sees Changes in 2014

PHOTO: Nick Sweet (88) and Chip Grenier (9) finished 1-2 in the Vermont State Late Model Championship in 2013. They’ll square off again in a revamped 2014 schedule. (MemorEvents photo)

Labor Day Classic replaces Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road

WEST HAVEN, VT – The four-race Vermont State Late Model Championship stock car series, which boasts an $11,000 point fund, will see changes in 2014. The series features four events split between Vermont’s only two paved oval speedways and will now include the Labor Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road on the schedule, instead of the Vermont Governor’s Cup as in years past.

The Vermont State Late Model Championship was created in 2012 and hosts two races each at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven and Thunder Road in Barre. Once again the series will kick off with the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100 at Thunder Road on Sunday, May 25. The quarter-mile portion of the series will conclude with the Labor Day Classic 200 on Sunday, August 31. The Labor Day event will also be the final Thunder Road Late Model point-counting event for 2014.

The Devil’s Bowl half-mile will host a 100-lap event on Friday, May 30 and conclude the series with another 100-lap event during the Vermont 200 Weekend on Sunday, September 14. For the third season, the Vermont State Champion will be crowned following the September event at Devil’s Bowl.

Past Vermont State Champions were Dave Pembroke in 2012 and Nick Sweet last season, each picking up a $2,000 point fund check. Sweet, of Barre, VT, will officially be crowned the Vermont State Late Model Champion at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions on Saturday, February 1 at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, VT.

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 or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed.

2014 Schedule of Events

No. – Day/Date – Event – Track – Laps
1. Sunday, May 25 – Memorial Day Classic – Thunder Road – 100
2. Friday, May 30 – Devil’s Bowl 100 – Devil’s Bowl – 100
3. Sunday, August 31 – Labor Day Classic – Thunder Road – 200
4. Sunday, Sept. 14 – Vermont 100 – Devil’s Bowl – 100

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