Area drivers rule at Devil’s Bowl ‘Double Stack Night’

WEST HAVEN — Five Addison County or Brandon drivers took the checkered flag on Sunday, when Devil’s Bowl Speedway presented its annual “Double Stack Night,” with two races in each of the five weekly divisions.
Topping the card were wins by Orwell veteran Tim LaDuc and youngster Jake Scarborough, each of whom won 20-lap races in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division. 
LaDuc stole the show in the opening race, leading only the final 50 feet. Salisbury’s Mike Palmer started on the pole and led almost the whole way. LaDuc tracked him down with five laps left and tried repeatedly to get under Palmer on the inside lane, but failed in every attempt except the final one. The pair then raced to the finish, and LaDuc beat Palmer by a bumper for his first win of the year. Middlebury’s Justin Comes was fifth, and Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. finished seventh.
TIM LADUC OF Orwell makes the winning pass on Mike Palmer in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified race Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Photo by Alan Ward
In the second Sportsman Modified race Scarborough took over on lap 13 and never looked back for the first victory of his career at Devil’s Bowl. Scarborough’s brother Joey, also of Brandon, was fifth; Shoreham’s Jimmy Ryan was sixth; and LaDuc and Quenneville ran 8-9, respectively.
The championship point battle tightened slightly, and leader Kenny Tremont Jr. now holds a 33-point advantage on Joey Scarborough, 607-574, with LaDuc in third place at 568.
Cornwall veteran Garrett Given scored his first win of the year in the second of two 15-lap Super Stock races. Trevor Hurlburt and Orwell’s Ronnie Alger led much of the way, but a caution flag with three laps left interrupted Alger’s lead and allowed Given to push his Camaro to the outside lane on a crazy restart to sail to victory. New York driver Curtis Condon took second, and Alger was third.
GARRETT GIVEN OF Cornwall celebrates his Super Stock win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Sunday with representatives from Sugar and Spice Restaurant. Photo by Josh Ryan
Super Stock dominator Chris Murray of Fair Haven coasted to the win in the other 15-lap race in the division. Given was eighth in that race. With eight wins in 15 races, Murray has built a commanding 71-point lead on Condon, 759-688.
Panton’s Mike Preston won one of the 12-lappers in the Portland Glass Mini Stock division. Preston took the first race despite a determined challenge from Milton’s Shawn Moquin that came down to the final corner. Preston took his third win of the season. Kaleb Shepard of Vergennes was fourth, Bradley Bertrand of Ferrisburgh was fifth, and Cornwall’s Jake Barrows was seventh.
The nightcap saw 15-year-old Johnny Bruno of Castleton take his second win in three weeks. Bertrand moved up to third, Shepard was fourth again, Preston was sixth, and Barrows was eighth.
Shepard now owns a huge 81-point lead over Moquin, 706-625, at the top of the Mini Stock Division.
Shoreham’s Colby Beinhaur was one of two 16-year-olds who picked up wins in the 12-lap Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint races.
Beinhaur dominated the second race for his second win of the year. Brandon’s Kevin Smith finished second, and first-time Mini Sprint racer Jason Sabourin of Vergennes took fifth. New York driver Dakota Green edged Beinhaur to win the other Mini Sprint race, and Sabourin was 10th.
New York driver Travis Billington won the first of two 15-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman features. Salisbury’s Brent Warren took fifth, Leicester’s Adam Piper was seventh, and Orwell’s James Hanson was eighth.
Fletcher’s Joey Roberts cruised to his fourth Limited Sportsman win in the second race, with Warren and Piper moving up to second and third, respectively.
Warren leads the division standings with 749 points, but Billington (729), Roberts (723), and Paolo Pascarella (721) are all within 28 points entering the final month of racing.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Sunday with racing beginning at 6 p.m.

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