Mike Palmer Earns First Sportsman Win This Season At Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Story By: DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY – WEST HAVEN, VT – Stone Motors Night was wildly entertaining for all at Devil’s Bowl Speedway that produced first time Sunoco Sportsman Modified winner this season, Mike Palmer.

Wade Acker also made his first visit to victory lane in Limited Sportsman action, while Kamden Duffy, Logan Denis, and Chris Conroy all returned to their winning ways. Tim Dunster earned the 50-lap Enduro win.

Bob Bigelow flew the green silk sending the 31-car Sunoco Sportsman Modified field hurling towards turn one with Mike Palmer and Adam Piper leading the way. Palmer quickly took the lead with his Paquette Storage and Containers number 85P Bicknell Racing Chassis. Piper was left to battle with Brent Warren, Josh Masterson, James Hanson, and former previous feature winner this season Billy Lussier.

There were a pair of racing incidents that slowed the event and sent multiple contenders to the pit area for the night with damage including Troy Audet, Dylan Madsen, Tanner Siemons, Jimmy Ryan, Marty Kelly III, and Johnny Bruno.

Nothing was stopping Palmer though, as he earned his first win of the season and a trip to victory lane to salute the fans. James Hanson, Todd Stone, Brent Warren, and Billy Lussier completed the top five finishers.

Billy Lussier, Mike Palmer, and Justin Comes were heat race winners. David Bosclair earned Elmo’s Pit Stop Bonus Bucks worth $100 via random draw at the pit meeting. Todd Stone put in work racing his way from 17th to 3rd earning the Mike Watts Memorial Hard Charger honors, also worth a $100 bonus presented by the folks at Elmo’s Pit Stop. It was his 4th Hard Charger award of the season.

Wade Acker has been working hard on improving and Saturday night it paid off after parking it in O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman victory lane. He raced to the lead passing AJ Munger on lap five, and never looked back claiming victory in his Acker Waste Management number 367 Bicknell Racing Chassis. Randy Ryan, Justin Lilly, Bob Kilburn, and Gary English completed the top five finishers.

Bubba McPhee, Jason Quenneville, and Wade Acker earned heat race victories.

Kamden Duffy made another visit to victory lane in the 20-lap Hoosier Daddy Racing Rookie Sportsman main event. He started 9th and took the lead from Randy Edson on lap 14 driving his Meadowbrook Trucking number 42 Bicknell Racing Chassis. William Lussier Jr., Randy Edson, Daryl Gebo, and Holden Bass rounded out the top five finishers.

Donald Williams and Holden Bass were heat race winners.

Chris Conroy earned his second win of the season in the 15-lap Mini Stock A-Main. He put in work starting 16th and storming to the lead with his Allstar Seal Coating number 78. He was followed by Chris Sumner, Mark Mahoney, Ron Alger, and Austin McKirryher completing the top five finishers.

Mark Mahoney, Ron Alger, and Clemmy Bell were heat race winners. Donald Olden won the 10-lap Mini Stock B-Main.

Logan Denis earned his third Friend Construction 15-lap 500cc Mini Sprint feature win on Saturday night. He started 10th in his Green Mountain Garage number 24, and rolled to another victory lane visit making a dramatic late race pass on Raelin Dunham. Rounding out the top five finishers were Dunham, Vern Woodard, Chris Lennox, and Lane Saville.

Vern Woodard and Raelin Dunham earned heat race wins.

Another $500 to win 50-lap Enduro was the nightcap, where Tim Dunster claimed victory and a trip to the front stretch. He was followed by Brent Warren, Joey Roberts, Dan Deforges, and Scott Richner who completed the top five finishers.

Next up for Devil’s Bowl Speedway is the highly anticipated CJ Richards Classic ‘Battle at the Bowl’ weekend. Saturday August 6th there is no racing, just open practice, and hauler parking. Sunday pit gates opening at 3 PM, grandstands opening at 4:30 PM, and racing scheduled to start at 6 PM with a huge show including Sunoco Sportsman Modifieds going 40-laps for $2,000 to win, Limited Sportsman, Mini Stock, and featuring the 67-lap Big Block/Small Block CJ Richards Classic ‘Battle at the Bowl’ worth $10,000 to the victor.

JULY 30, 2022 SUNOCO SPORTSMAN MODIFIED FEATURE RESULTS (30 Laps) – 1) MIKE PALMER, 2) James Hanson, 3) Todd Stone, 4) Brent Warren, 5) Billy Lussier, 6) Josh Masterson, 7) Walt Hammond Jr., 8) David Bosclair, 9) Walter J. Hammond, 10) Justin Comes, 11) Tim LaDuc, 12) Frank Hoard III, 13) Vince Quenneville, 14) Anthony Warren, 15) Justin Stone, 16) Brian Whittemore, 17) Travis Whitbeck, 18) Elmo Reckner, 19) Johnny Bruno, 20) Troy Audet, 21) Shawn McPhee, 22) Mike Ballestero, 23) Tanner Siemons, 24) Dylan Madsen, 25) Jimmy Ryan, 26) Marty Kelly III, 27) Adam Piper, 28) Don Mattison, 29) Jimmy Davis, 30) Allan Hammond, 31) Austin Comes.

JULY 30, 2022 O’REILEY AUTO PARTS LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) WADE ACKER, 2) Randy Ryan, 3) Justin Lilly, 4) Bob Kilburn, 5) Gary English, 6) Josh LeClaire, 7) Evan Roberts, 8) Steve Miller, 9) John Gosselin, 10) Tim Aldrighetti, 11) William Duprey, 12) AJ Munger, 13) Katrina Bean, 14) Freddie Little, 15) Anthony Ryan, 16) Hunter Nutter, 17) Kyle Kerr, 18) Bubba McPhee, 19) Alex Layn, 20) Jason Quenneville, 21) Mike McGinn.

JULY 30, 2022 HOOSIER DADDY RACING ROOKIE SPORTSMAN FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) CAMDEN DUFFY, 2) William Lussier Jr., 3) Randy Edson, 4) Daryl Gebo, 5) Holden Bass, 6) Adam LaFountain, 7) Ed Bell, 8) Robert Gauthier, 9) Josh Bussino, 10) Aaron Clark, 11) Michael Clark, 12) Donald Williams, 13) Derrick Counter, 14) Tyler Travis, 15) Jason Kerr, 16) Boomer Patterson, 17) Bobbie Hults, 18) Nick Austin-Neil.

JULY 30, 2022 MINI STOCK A-MAIN FEATURE RESULTS (15 Laps) – 1) CHRIS CONROY, 2) Chris Sumner, 3) Mark Mahoney, 4) Ron Alger, 5) Austin McKirryher, 6) Clemmy Bell, 7) Brian Blake, 8) Matt Wade, 9) #20, 10) Adam Mahoney, 11) Levi Cram, 12) Jake Barrows, 13) Tom Severance, 14) Cody Dion, 15) Alan Hewitt, 16) #86, 17) Jake Mallory, 18) Chase Allen, 19) Jakobee Alger, 20) Craig Kirby, 21) Jarrod Colburn.

JULY 30, 2022 MINI STOCK B-MAIN FEATURE RESULTS (10 Laps) – 1) DONALD OLDEN, 2) Freddy Burch, 3) Willie Rice, 4) Nick Melotti, 5) Mary Gardner, 6) Tim Robinson, 7) Damien Olden, 8) Tyler Bell, 9) Kyle Botala, 10) Luke Fellows, 11) TJ Knight, 12) Chris Hewitt, 13) Andrew Lapes.

JULY 30, 2022 FRIEND CONSTRUCTION 500CC MINI SPRINT FEATURE RESULTS (15 Laps) – 1) LOGAN DENIS, 2) Raelin Dunham, 3) Vern Woodard, 4) Chris Lennox, 5) Lane Saville, 6) Thomas Kasuba, 7) Ray Hanson, 8) Kevin Smith, 9) Roger LaDuc, 10) Damen Kasuba, 11) Chayton Young.

JULY 30, 2022 ENDURO TOP 10 (50 Laps) – 1) TIMMY DUNSTER, 2) Brent Warren, 3) Joey Roberts, 4) Dan Deforges, 5) Scott Richner, 6) Joe Sherwood, 7) Vinny Kendall, 8) Brent Wilburn, 9) Shane Wood, 10) Kevin Pearsall.

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