Scarborough, Shepard win Bowl races

WEST HAVEN — Brandon twin brothers Joey and Jake Scarborough ran 1-2 in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified Feature on Sunday, the main event at the Vince Quenneville Sr. Memorial Mid-Season Championships at Devil’s Bowl.
In a field of 28 drivers, veterans Mike Palmer and Ron Proctor dominated the first half of the special 38-lap race honoring the late Quenneville’s most famous car number. Jake Scarborough took the lead after the first caution flag, at the halfway mark. He paced the field for the next six laps before being challenged and eventually overtaken by his brother, Joey, who held on for the win, with Jake in second.
New York’s Kenny Tremont Jr. finished third and reclaimed the lead in the championship standings. Middlebury’s Justin Comes earned took fourth place. Orwell’s Tim LaDuc finished 10th and lost his points lead to Tremont; unofficially, Tremont’s lead is 11 points (362-351) on LaDuc.
The 358 Modified Division featured two 20-lap races. New York driver Jessey Mueller won the first, and Bennington’s Neil Stratton prevailed in the second; local drivers did not compete in those events.
 Kaleb Shepard of Vergennes was a first-time winner in the Portland Glass Mini Stock division, capping the night with a victory in a 15-lap feature.  The popular Subaru driver took the lead from Mike Lique on lap 7 and never looked back.  
Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald of Gansevoort, N.Y., was a first-time winner in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Division, moving up from third when two other drivers collided on the final corner. Salisbury’s Brent Warren took second, Bristol’s R.J. Germain was fourth, and Leicester’s Adam Piper finished seventh.
Curtis Condon of Queensbury, N.Y., prevailed in the Super Stock Division’s 15-lap feature race. 
Dirt-track racing returns to Devil’s Bowl this Sunday.

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