Devil's Bowl Speedway

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Devil's Bowl Speedway
Location 2743 Rt 22A West Haven, VT 05743
Coordinates 43°40′4″N 73°17′35″W / 43.66778°N 73.29306°W / 43.66778; -73.29306Coordinates: 43°40′4″N 73°17′35″W / 43.66778°N 73.29306°W / 43.66778; -73.29306
Owner Mike Bruno
Operator Mike Bruno
Opened 1967
Former names West Haven Speedway (1979-1981) When track promotions changed temporarily
Major events NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, American-Canadian Tour, Sprint Cars of New England, Empire Super Sprints, Vermont 200 Championship Weekend
Oval
Surface 1/2-mile paved, and 3/10-mile clay
Length 1/2-mile mi
Banking Progressive 6-8 degrees in corners
3/10-mile dirt track
Length .300 mi

Not to be confused with the track of the same name, Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas

Devil's Bowl Speedway is a nearly half-mile auto racing track in West Haven, Vermont. It is the longest length of the three remaining tracks in Vermont. It currently hosts races in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Modified division, the Driven Transport Late Model division (including races for the American Canadian Tour , the Rosen & Berger Super Stock division, and the Portland Glass Mini Stock division. Devil's bowl also has a 3/10 mile dirt track inside the paved oval. It currently hosts races in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Modified division, SCoNE Sprint Cars, the Rosen & Berger Super Stock division, and the Portland Glass Mini Stock division. It also hosts a youth Bandit division and a ladies "Powder Puff" division on both surfaces. It is the only NASCAR sanctioned track in the state.

History[edit]

The track was opened in 1967 and promoted by the late Charles "C.J." Richards. Richards was well known for his close affiliation with other tracks, Fairmont Raceway, Albany-Saratoga Speedway, and Airborne Park Speedway. Richards sanctioned racing though his Champlain Valley Racing Association (CVRA).[1] The track opened with a clay surface before being paved in 1971. Clay returned in 1975, then the track was repaved in 2010.

Recent[edit]

Mike and Alayne Bruno purchased Devil's Bowl Speedway from Richards in November 2011. Since then the track has continued to host the normal races and the series that come to the venue.[2] The track is the only NASCAR sanctioned track in the state, with Modified and Late Model races in the Whelen All-American Series.

In 2014, a 3/10-mile dirt track was constructed in the infield of the asphalt half-mile. The track will host 14 asphalt races and 13 dirt races in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DEVIL. Catamountstadium.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ DEVIL. Catamountstadium.com (2011-11-08). Retrieved on 2014-04-12.

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