Orwell’s Hanson wins on Devil’s Bowl dirt
WEST HAVEN — Orwell driver Lacey Hanson dominated the 30-lap Sprint Cars of New England feature on Labor Day at Devil’s Bowl Speedway to win the race and the three-race Sprint Car series at the track.
Hanson started sixth but needed only one lap to get to the lead in a 16-car race, and she left the field in her wake to take her second win of the season at the 0.3-mile dirt track at Devil’s Bowl.
In the day’s main event, the 100-lap Sportsman Modified Feature, New York driver Kenny Tremont Jr. edged Orwell’s Tim LaDuc, who finished second. The result gave Tremont a six-point win for the series championship over LaDuc, who had cut Tremont’s lead to a single point in qualifying for the race.
LaDuc ran strong early, as Tremont crashed twice in the early going. But with 64 laps complete, close-quarters racing and no shortage of contact among the lead pack opened the bottom lane momentarily, and the charging Tremont zoomed from sixth place into the lead in the blink of an eye, sending the crowd into hysterics.
He held the lead through the end of the race, but LaDuc — who had himself nearly wrecked — came from the back of the pack on the outside lane in the last 30 laps and tried several times to drive around Tremont in the final laps before settling for second. Brandon’s Vince Quenneville finished fifth.
Matt Mosher of Queensbury, N.Y., won the 20-lap feature race for the Super Stock division. Cornwall’s Garrett Given finished 10th in that event. Fair Haven’s Chris Murray finished third and clinched the series championship.
West Rutland’s Andrew Fitzgerald scored his second victory in three races in the 15-lap Mini Stock race. Rutland’s Chris Charbonneau took third to put a solid finish to his championship season. The result was Charbonneau’s ninth podium finish in 14 starts. Brandon rookie Dakota Desabrais was fifth in the race.
New York driver Aaron Mulready capped the inaugural season for the Catamount Mini Sprint club by winning for the fifth time. Salisbury’s Brent Warren took fifth.
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