Veteran wins 200 at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN — Local drivers came up short in two nights of racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this past weekend, but several will be in contention for dirt-track series titles this coming Sunday, when the season concludes at the West Haven track, with racing beginning at 4 p.m.
New Jersey driver Brett Hearn won Sunday’s main event, the 200-lap Vermont 200 Sportsman Modified stock car race, the longest in track history. Hearn won the 910th race in his career and first at Devil’s Bowl since 1994.
Brandon’s Joey Scarborough finished seventh, and Orwell’s Tim LaDuc was 14th. 
The 29-lap King of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series feature saw Nick Stone of Schenectady, N.Y., prevail. No local drivers participated.
In a 25-lap Mini Stock race Maine driver Jason Porter picked up his fifth win of the season. Series point leader Kaleb Shepard of Vergennes finished fourth after starting 27th and will try to nail down his championship on Sunday.
Saturday’s card at Devil’s Bowl saw Brandon veteran Vince Quenneville Jr. finish second behind New York driver Ron Charlton in the annual 20-lap race for summer non-winners in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division. Shoreham’s Jimmy Ryan was fourth in that race.
New York driver Jim McKiernan won Saturday’s main event, a 50-lap Super Stock feature. Chris Murray of Fair Haven finished third and clinched the Super Stock series championship. Orwell’s Ronnie Alger took sixth, and Cornwall’s Garrett Given was ninth.
Chester’s Austin Chaves won the 20-lap Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint race, his fourth win of the summer in the series. Brandon’s Kevin Smith took sixth.

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