Tim LaDuc Wins Sportsman Feature Saturday Night At Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Information By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY – WEST HAVEN, VT – It was Tim LaDuc’s night Saturday at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

LaDuc sliced through the field from 11th starting position to reach second place by the halfway mark. A pair of quick restarts on lap 16 bunched the field and allowed LaDuc to mix it up with early leader Jimmy Davis, and LaDuc took the lead at lap 17 to sail away over the balance of the race for the 55th win of his Devil’s Bowl Speedway career.

Davis was second for his best result of the season.

Marty Kelly III was in tight battles for position throughout the race before finishing third.

Unofficially, Justin Comes (who finished sixth in the race) is the new championship leader with 856 points over Demetrios Drellos (847), who raced elsewhere on Saturday and forfeited the point lead, and LaDuc (845), with two point-counting events left.

Sportsman Modified Feature – 30 Laps
1. 54 Tim LaDuc – Orwell, VT
2. 24 Jimmy Davis – Amsterdam, NY
3. 357 Marty Kelly III – North Bennington, VT
4. 5 Tanner Siemons – Orford, NH
5. 60W Anthony Warren – Shoreham, VT

O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Feature – 25 Laps
1. 13 Troy Audet – Bridport, VT
2. 50X Evan Roberts – Fletcher, VT
3. 27 Cody O’Brien – Springfield, VT
4. 69 Dakota Green – Cambridge, NY
5. 75 A.J. Munger – Benson Landing, VT
SUMMARY: Troy Audet came from 17th starting position to run down Evan Roberts in the final three laps. The duo switched lanes twice as they ran in lapped traffic, and Audet stole the lead from Roberts in the final corner, leading only the last 100 yards of the race. Audet’s win was his third in a row and fifth of the season, adding to his lead in the championship points.

Super Stock Feature – 15 Laps
1. M7 Chris Murray – Fair Haven, VT
2. 5 Chuck Bradford – Addison, VT
3. 52 Jim McKiernan – Moriah Center, NY
4. 3B Paul Braymer – Granville, NY
5. 2X Josh Bussino – Fair Haven, VT
SUMMARY: Chris Murray passed Chuck Bradford for the lead on lap 11, just before the race’s only caution flag. Bradford made Murray work hard to keep the lead in the final four laps, and Bradford was ahead in Turn 3 on the final lap, but Murray beat him in a sprint to the finish by 51-hundredths (0.051) of a second.

Mini Stock “A” Feature – 15 Laps
1. 27 Adam Mahoney – Rutland, VT
2. 19 Chris Sumner – Ripton, VT
3. 10 Griff Mahoney – Bristol, VT
4. 29 Tom Severance – Fair Haven, VT
5. 27X Brian Blake – Cornwall, VT
SUMMARY: The Mahoney family had a big night, as brothers Adam and Griff and cousin Mark all ran at or near the front throughout the race. Adam Mahoney, a rookie, won for the second time. Point leader Chris Sumner snuck past Griff Mahoney for the runner-up position with two laps left.

Mini Stock “B” Feature – 10 Laps
1. 4 Chase Allen – Fair Haven, VT
2. 54X Ronnie Alger – Orwell, VT
3. 18T Tyler Bell – Peru, NY
4. 1X Austin McKirryher – Proctor, VT
5. 47 Jake Mallory – Granville, NY
SUMMARY: Rookie Chase Allen won the Mini Stock “B” for the second week in a row, holding off a determined late-race charge from veteran Ronnie Alger.

Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint Feature – 15 Laps
1. 42JR Kamden Duffy – Richmond, NH
2. 54 Roger LaDuc – Orwell, VT
3. 10 John Smith – Poultney, VT
4. 11A Gage Provencher – Bridport, VT
5. 723 Ray Hanson – Orwell, VT
SUMMARY: Kamden Duffy, 13, earned his sixth win of the season with a large margin of victory in a caution-free race. Roger LaDuc, 65, is the brother of Sportsman Modified winner Tim LaDuc.

Street-Legal Spectator Races:
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