Brandon drivers dominated the racing at Devil’s Bowl as three Brandon drivers took home the win in their respective divisions over the weekend.
In the Sportsman Modified 30-lap feature, Brandon’s Joey Scarborough finished just ahead of Middlebury’s Justin Comes, who finished second, and third place Vince Quenneville, also of Brandon.
Scarborough seemed to be overdue for a win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and he ended his wait with a spectacular drive on Sunday, Sept. 8. He stole the lead in the final moments of the feature for his first victory of the season.
Scarborough’s tough-luck summer had begun to turn for the better in recent weeks, but Scarborough needed a little luck to capture the win. Quenneville and Comes were engaged in a very entertaining fight for the lead with four laps to go when the race’s second and final yellow flag waved, setting up a restart that brought Scarborough to their back bumpers.
With the trio turned loose in the final four laps, the fans got a memorable show with wild moves and exciting lane changes and passing. Scarborough got by Quenneville in Turn 4 coming to the white flag to take the lead and was able to streak away in the final lap for the win. Comes grabbed the runner-up spot from Quenneville just before the finish.
Dave Snow continued the strong night for Brandon racers by earning the first win of his career in the 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature. Snow led every lap, but had cousins Anthony Ryan and Anthony Warren breathing down his neck in the second half of the race; Snow is the 10th different first-time winner in the division in 2019. Ryan finished second with Warren third, followed by James Hanson and Johnny Bruno.
Dan Desforges made it three wins for Brandon in the Street-Legal Spectator Races, driving his brand-new 2019 Kia Soul to the win in a series of one-on-one elimination races. Desforges beat the 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Salisbury’s Gary English in the final round.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway closes its 53rd stock car racing season on Sunday, Sept. 15 at The Stove Depot Championship Finale. Title winners will be officially crowned in all five divisions, with a special 50-lap main event for the Sportsman Modifieds. The Enduro Series will also run a special race. Racing starts at 6:00 p.m.