Quenneville, LaDuc pick up weekend car race wins at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN — Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. and Orwell’s Tim LaDuc won stock car races this past weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, with Quenneville winning on asphalt on Saturday night and LaDuc edging Quenneville on dirt on Sunday night in a race run in honor of Quenneville’s late father. 
In what Devil’s Bowl called its midseason championship weekend, drivers earned double points for wins.
On Saturday, Quenneville copped his second win of the year in the 25-lap feature race for the Sportsman Modifieds in a green-to-checkers run. New York drivers Mike Wells and Ron Proctor finished second and third, respectively, while Brandon’s Joey Scarborough and Whiting’s Jimmy Ryan took 15th and 16th, respectively. 
In Sunday dirt-track action, LaDuc grabbed Devil’s Bowl career win No. 48 in the 38-lap Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial race in Sportsman Modified division. LaDuc started 12th and worked through traffic to win his second race of the year.
Quenneville Jr. finished second in the race honoring his late father. LaDuc, a long-time friend and on-track rival of Quenneville Jr., complimented his challenger in victory lane.
 “I love winning and I almost hate to say this, but I sort of wish Vince had won this race for his dad, who was a great man,” LaDuc said. “He had a good car, he ran me clean, and it was a lot of fun. I finished second in the memorial race for my father (Charlie LaDuc) last year, so I know how bad it stings for him. Maybe he can win my dad’s race in August and we’ll be even.”
Unofficially, Quenneville took over the point lead in the division, with LaDuc moving into second (343-336).
Pittsford drivers Brian Whittemore and Justin Severance finished third and fourth, with Middlebury’s Justin Comes fifth. 
In other action on Saturday, Connecticut’s Duane Noll made history by winning the first-ever Vermont Pro Truck Series race, a 55-lap event. Noll led all the way in a race with no local drivers. 
Defending champion Jim McKiernan of Moriah Center, N.Y., won the 20-lap double-points race in the Super Stock division. Cornwall’s Garrett Given and Bristol’s R.J. Germain ran eighth and ninth, respectively. 
Brendan “Roo” Forrest of West Rutland won the 15-lap Mini Stock race taking the first victory of his young career. Given was fourth, Panton’s Mike Preston took fifth, and New Haven’s Kaleb Shepard ran sixth.
Alayne Bruno of Castleton prevailed in the 10-lap Ladies Mini Stock race. Bristol’s Sami Sargent finished sixth. 
Cory Gray of Clarendon won the 50-lap Enduro Series race for his first victory of the season. Three Cornwall racers competed: Jonathan McCluskey finished ninth, Brian Barrows was 11th and Jacob Barrows came in 14th. 
On Sunday, Connecticut’s Jimmy Boyle prevailed in the first-ever Pro Truck Series race held on a dirt track, winning a close three-way battle in a 30-lap event. No Vermont drivers participated. 
Chris Murray of Fair Haven prevailed in a wreck-filled 20-lap Super Stock race. Orwell’s Ronnie Alger hung in to finish sixth. 
Chris Charbonneau of Rutland won the 20-lap Mini Stock race. Charbonneau spun early in the race and had to cope with a broken gas pedal, but scored his fifth consecutive top-two finish. Monkton’s Jake Barrows was fifth, and Orwell’s Hunter Given finished sixth.  
The Mini Sprints saw its fourth first-time winner in as many races when New Hampshire’s Nadine Coates of Newport held on for the 15-lap victory. Shoreham’s Sean Beinhaur third, Shoreham’s Colby Beinhaur finished sixth, and Salisbury’s Brent Warren was ninth. 
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