WEST HAVEN — Todd Stone all however put a interval on the 2022 season at Satan’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, celebrating in victory lane for the fourth time on the annual Heritage Household Credit score Union “Member Night time” occasion. Different winners on the night time included Bubba McPhee, Daryl Gebo, Chris Sumner, Damian Olden, and Lane Saville, in addition to 4 enthusiastic younger bicycle racers.
Stone’s win within the 30-lap Sunoco Sportsman Modified characteristic all however ensures the Middlebury driver the fourth observe championship of his profession at Satan’s Bowl. He needed to put in work to get the race win, having began sixteenth on the sector. Veteran racer Brian Whittemore began on the pole place and led the opening 21 circuits, holding the sector off by means of 4 early restarts. Stone marched by means of the pack through the race’s longest green-flag run and swept previous Whittemore on lap 22 to take the lead.
A pair of fast restarts with three laps remaining didn’t sluggish Stone down, as he beat David Boisclair by a 1.836-second margin. Frank Hoard III additionally had a robust run by means of the sector, operating from 14th to complete third. Whittemore slipped to complete fourth – nonetheless a highwater mark for the season – with fellow underdog Brent Warren in fifth.
Qualifying heats had been received by Walter J. Hammond, Lussier, and Masterson. Stone’s unofficial lead within the championship standings is 105 factors over Comes (943-838) coming into the season finale on Sunday, which ought to be an insurmountable benefit.
Seventeen-year-old John “Bubba” McPhee Jr. scored his third victory of the season within the O’Reilly Auto Elements Restricted Sportsman division. The Rutland native began seventh and wanted simply eight laps to take Kyle Kerr’s lead away. McPhee then drove away over the stability of the 25-lap race, profitable with a snug hole of 4.366 seconds over Kerr. Josh LeClaire got here from fifteenth to complete third, adopted by Invoice Duprey and Anthony Ryan.
Orwell’s Daryl Gebo put forth a formidable drive within the Hoosier Daddy Racing Rookie Sportsman class, operating from tenth beginning place to publish his fifth win of the yr in a 20-lapper. Tyler Travis continued his white-hot begin in Modified racing with a runner-up end, and Bobbi Jo Hults was third for the second week in a row. Randy Edson and Kamden Duffy accomplished the highest 5.
Chris Sumner continued his dominance within the jam-packed Mini Inventory division, driving to his track-leading seventh characteristic win of the season. From twelfth initially, Ripton’s Sumner sifted by means of site visitors to be in place to capitalize on two restarts simply after the halfway mark, leaping out entrance on the tenth of 15 laps. Tom Severance had a career-best effort because the runner-up forward of former champion Craig Kirby, main rookie Matt Wade, and rookie Levi Cram.
Honest Haven’s Damian Olden received the 10-lap B-Function for the Mini Shares, taking solely three laps to get from eighth beginning place into the lead. Freddy Burch was second and Jake Mallory was third. Alton McCoy and Tim Robinson rounded out the highest 5.
Warrensburg, N.Y.’s Lane Saville made it 4 wins in his rookie season within the Good friend Development 500cc Mini Dash division. Saville took the lead from veteran Kevin Smith after a restart on lap 7 after which held Smith off for the remainder of the 15-lap run. John Smith was third with Ray Hanson fourth and Chris Lennox fifth.
Children Bicycle Races returned to Satan’s Bowl Speedway for the primary time because the pandemic, a lot to the delight of the group. Winners within the 4 age teams had been Tanner English, Peyton Quenneville, Jacobi Davis-Minik, and Owen Bruno, and every winner acquired a trophy and a $50 present card courtesy of Heritage Household Credit score Union.
Sunoco Race Gasoline presents Championship Night time because the 2022 Satan’s Bowl Speedway season attracts to an in depth with a particular Sunday afternoon occasion on Sept. 25 at 4:00 p.m. All 5 weekly divisions will probably be readily available, together with a particular 100-lap Enduro Sequence finale. Grandstand common admission is $12 for adults and free for teenagers aged 12 and beneath; the Infield Drive-In is $20 for adults and free for teenagers.