By RUSSELL JONES
On Sunday, June 30, Kenny Tremont Jr., of West Sand Lake, N.Y., picked up his second win in as many weeks in the Pepsi Sportsman Modified division, coming from a 19th place start in the The Charlie LaDuc Memorial 54 feature race. Several local racers ran well in other various divisions.
Brian Whittemore of Pittsford started on the pole and was running second through most of the first half of the Memorial 54, before slipping back and finishing in sixth place in the 27-car field. Vince Quenneville , of Brandon, and his number 78 car started the race in 15th position, but finished in 23rd.
In the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman feature, Brandon’s Dave Snow finished in fourth place, narrowly holding off Leicester’s Adam Piper, who started in 13th place before making his run towards the front. Matt Bilodeau of Brandon finished 16th in the 17-car field.
The Super Stock feature saw Scott FitzGerald, of West Rutland, nearly take his second checkered flag in two weeks, but race winner Josh Bussino of Belmont held him off. Scott’s son, Andrew, came home with a fifth place finish this week after scoring a third place last week. Another West Rutland racer, rookie Roo Forest, came in ninth place.
In the mini-stock feature, Devon Withington of West Rutland finished in ninth place.
The youngsters of the Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint took to the track and 14-year-old Shawn McPhee of Rutland took home the checkered flag. Brandon’s Kevin Smith and rookie Alyza McKeighan finished fourth and eighth, respectively.
On Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m., Devil’s Bowl will host its annual Independence Day event with a 100-lap Sportsman Modified race, the Sprint Cars of New England tour, the Enduro Series, weekly divisions, the annual kids’ bicycle giveaway at intermission, and a massive fireworks display by Noise “R” Us Fireworks. General admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (62+), and free for kids 12 and under.