Huge $10,000 Payday For Veteran Tim Fuller Sunday In Devil’s Bowl’s Slate Valley 100

Information By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY – WEST HAVEN, VT – Edwards, NY’s Tim Fuller posted a big win in the second annual “Slate Valley 100” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Sunday evening.

Fuller ran away from Matt Sheppard to earn $10,000 for the victory after a dominant run in the final 40 laps.

Mike Mahaney led the first quarter of the race before being slowed by a flat tire. Matt Sheppard grabbed the lead and held it from lap 29 through the final restart at lap 54.

However, Fuller was hot on the outside lane and blew past Sheppard three laps later for the winning pass.

The opening 60 laps were action-packed as the top eight drivers ran close together and traded positions frequently.

The final 46 laps went without a caution flag which allowed Fuller and Sheppard to stretch out from the pack.  However, there was no shortage of passing as drivers including Marc Johnson, Michael Maresca, Adam Pierson, Mat Williamson, and Erick Rudolph put on great battles in the top 10.

Big Block/Small Block Modified – Feature – 100 Laps
1. 19 Tim Fuller – Edwards, NY
2. 9s Matt Sheppard – Waterloo, NY
3. 88W Mat Williamson – St. Catherines, ON
4. 215 Adam Pierson – East Corinth, VT
5. 25 Erick Rudolph – Ransomville, NY
6. 3J Marc Johnson – Guilderland, NY
7. 2RJ Ronnie Johnson – Duanesburg, NY
8. 115 Kenny Tremont Jr. – West Sand Lake, NY
9. 35 Mike Mahaney – Elizabethtown, NY
10. 98 Rocky Warner – Gloversville, NY

Sportsman Modified – Feature – 40 Laps
1. 1X Justin Stone – Middlebury, VT
2. 54 Tim LaDuc – Orwell, VT
3. 78 Vince Quenneville – Brandon, VT
4. 51 Justin Comes – Middlebury, VT
5. 5 Tanner Siemons – Orford, NH

SUMMARY: Championship contenders Justin Comes and Tim LaDuc were the stars of the Sportsman show until Justin Stone arrived at the front. Point leader Comes took the lead from Brian Calabrese at the 12th lap, but LaDuc tracked him down at lap 22 to take command as a long green-flag run developed from lap 17 to the finish. LaDuc built a substantial lead, but Stone’s car came to life late and he sliced his way through traffic to reach LaDuc in the final five laps. Stone stole the lead at lap 38 and held of a final-corner charge from LaDuc for the $2,000 victory. Comes leads LaDuc by a too-close-for-comfort 18 points entering the season finale on Saturday, October 2.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman – Feature – 30 Laps
1. 13 Troy Audet – Bridport, VT
2. 47 Kyle Kerr – Shoreham, VT
3. 50X Evan Roberts – Fletcher, VT
4. 44 Justin Lilly – Castleton, VT
5. 211 Anthony Ryan – Benson, VT

SUMMARY: Limited Sportsman point leader Troy Audet – in his first year in a Modified – continued his incredible run that began on August 15, and earned his fifth win in the last seven races. Audet started 16th on the field and was already inside the top five on lap 4. He took the lead from Justin Lilly after a restart on lap 11 and seemed to be cruising to another win, but Evan Roberts broke free from an intense battle for second with Kyle Kerr and made a run at Audet’s lead on the last lap. Roberts made hard contact with Audet in the final corner and got both cars badly out of shape, but Audet was able to recover and hang on for the win. Kerr was able to pounce and steal the runner-up finish – his best ever – by six feet. Unofficially, Audet holds a large, 51-point lead on Austin Comes entering the final race on Saturday, October 2.

Mini Stock – Feature #1 – 20 Laps
1. 18 Daryl Gebo – Orwell, VT
2. 54X Ronnie Alger – Orwell, VT
3. 4 Chase Allen – Fair Haven, VT
4. 19C Chris Lussier – Fair Haven, VT
5. 29 Tom Severance – Fair Haven, VT

SUMMARY: Rookie Daryl Gebo posted his sixth win of the season after a rough-and-tumble first feature for the MIni Stocks. Gebo bided his time as the field scrambled early and often, finally taking the lead from Ronnie Alger on lap 14.

Mini Stock – Feature #2 – 20 Laps
1. 19 Chris Sumner – Ripton, VT
2. 27X Brian Blake – Cornwall, VT
3. 1X Austin McKirryher – Proctor, VT
4. 70 Michael Clark Jr. – Salisbury, VT
5. 007 Lynn Denton – Milton, VT

SUMMARY: On his 37th birthday, Chris Sumner took his seventh victory of the year and put himself in prime position to lock up the championship next week on Saturday, October 2. Brian Blake mounted a serious challenge in the final three laps, but Sumner held him off coming to the finish line. Sumner has an unofficial lead of 37 points on Gebo entering the last event.



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