Bilodeau, White, Greene win on final Devil’s Bowl night
WEST HAVEN — Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau, Monkton’s Kaidin White, and Ferrisburgh’s Cody Greene won their races on Sunday, the final evening of the season on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s dirt track, dubbed Foliage Fun Run night.
Bilodeau dominated a 20-lap race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman division. The Brandon racer led every lap and lapped all but the top five finishers. Castleton’s Johnny Bruno finished second.
Likewise, White, an 11-year-old rookie, cruised to his win in a 20-lap Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint race. The Monkton youngster allowed only second-place finisher Austin Chaves of Chester to be on the same lap with him when he crossed the finish line.
Greene had to work a little harder: Sunday’s card also included a 100-lap Enduro race that included 86 cars at the start.
Just 13 finished after 11 red flags and a number of mechanical failures. But Greene went the distance and scored the win in a Toyota Corolla, beating runner-up Brent Wilbur by a full lap with Tom Beshaw in third place, four laps behind.
In the final race of the season and the evening, a 25-lapper in the Pepsi Sportsman Modified division, New York racer Kenny Tremont Jr. added to his all-time best victory total at Devil’s Bowl with what was his first win of 2020.
Tremont topped a 17-car field in the “run-what-ya-brung” open competition and led wire-to-wire. Middlebury’s Justin Comes was fourth, and Orwell’s James Hanson took ninth.
An “Unlimited Open” division was created for the evening: The nine-car field was comprised of seven vastly different machines. The father-and-son team of Floyd and Travis Billington of South Glens Falls, N.Y., ran 1-2 in a race without local competitors.
Mount Holly’s Josh Bussino prevailed in a 20-lap Super Stock that also did not include area racers.
In a 20-lap Mini Stock feature series champion Chris Conroy of New Hampshire won again. Leicester’s Derrick Counter and Middlebury’s Jake Barrows ran 7-8 in the race.
Short mechanic races were also held in the five weekly Devil’s Bowl divisions in which drivers turned their cars over to team members for a chance behind the wheel.
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