HEADS TO VERMONT'S DEVIL'S BOWL
Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to the State
of Vermont for the first time in five years, Friday
night, July 24, when the series competes for the
first time at Fair Haven’s famed Devil’s Bowl
Speedway. The series last race in the Green Mountain
State was May 2010, at Barre’s Thunder Road
Friday’s race marks the halfway point of the season
with Stafford Springs, CT, hot-shoe Woody Pitkat,
riding a 34 point lead into Vermont over second
place driver, Todd Patnode, of Richmond, NH,
entering the Newport Chevrolet ‘100.’
Canton, MA, veteran, Richard Savary, and Ridgefield,
CT ace, Todd Szegedy, are stacked third and fourth
in the standings. Savary has tallied 208 points with
Szegedy only four points behind. Both are entering
Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett, City, CT, a two-time
series champion, currently sits fifth in points
heading to Devils Bowl Friday night.
His father Charlie, a 40-year veteran driver of the
open-wheel modifieds, will join him.
Three-time series champions, Jon McKennedy, of East
Chelmsford, MA, and Kirk Alexander, of West. Swanzey,
NH, are both entered for the series inaugural
Devil’s Bowl run.
Veterans Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, Dan Meservey, Jr,
of Brewster, MA, and Russ Hersey, of West Swanzey,
NH. are expected.
Magnus Racing Products Rookie of the Year contender
Dennis Perry, of Pawcatuck, CT, Matt Mead, of
Richmond, NH, Donnie Lashua, of Canaan, NH, and Dave
Schneider, of Northport, NY are competing at Devils
Modified racing is nothing new to Devils Bowl. The
track opened in 1967 as a dirt facility with
modifieds headlining the card.
Paved in 1971, modifieds were the top weekly
division in the first asphalt season. Hall of Famer
Richie Evans (9/01/71) won at Devils Bowl. New
Hampshire legend Donnie Miller won on 6/24/73.
Three-time national champion Bugsy Stevens won the
150-lap Modified portion of the “Schaefer 300” on
“Devils Bowl has been on our radar for quite some
time,” said Series president Jack Bateman. “It’s a
first for most of our drivers although we hear Todd
Patnode has some experience there.”
Media Coordinator Justin Louis said this week.
"Everyone has been looking forward to having the
Valenti Modified Racing Series at Devil's Bowl since
we announced the event over the winter. Our fans
love open-wheel cars, and the track layout is
perfect for touring Modifieds. We're expecting a lot
of action at the Newport Chevrolet 100."
Qualifying heats begin at 7:30 PM.
John Spence / Valenti Modified Racing Series
July 22, 2015