Stone Unbeatable At Devil’s Bowl
Two-division star Hunter Bates completed a strong night in third place, followed by Bryant and Chris Curtis. Atkins, Jamie Aube, Ricky Bly, Dan Petronis, and Russ Hersey rounded out the top ten finishers in order. Masterson, who held the point lead entering the Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships event, now leads Bergeron by 12 points (288-276) for the championship.
Robert Gordon posted his third win of the season in the Renegade division after an entertaining two-segment main event. Gordon, the defending division champion, won the first 12-lap leg, then came from last place after a full-field inversion to finish fourth in the second segment, earning a low total score of five segment points.
Rookie Brad Bushey won a tie-breaker over Ryan Boutin for the runner-up position, by virtue of his second-segment win; each driver scored six segment points. Boutin was third overall, followed by rookies Richard Lowrey III and Stephen Donahue. Boutin was racing as a substitute driver for previous point leader Richie Turner; Gordon now leads Turner by five points (299-294).
Chris LaVair turned his frustrating season around with a victory in the 15-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock division. After three weeks of bad luck, LaVair took the lead early and drove uncontested to his second win of the year. Rookie Chuck Bradford was second followed by point leader Jake Noble. Noble’s lead on Bradford is nine points (382-373).
Ron Stewart Jr. won the four-lap Daredevil “community” race event for spectators. General admission ticket holders entered in a free drawing for a chance to compete in a real race running track-owned racecars. Stewart beat Ed Barrett by three feet to win. Tammy Germain finished third, followed by Jason Hall.