Vince Quenneville, Jr., returned to victory lane at Devil's Bowl Speedway at the Cat Country 105.3 Night event on Friday, winning the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts Modified feature. Quenneville, of Brandon, VT, bolted from his 10th starting position into the lead early and was never headed. The victory was his fourth of the year and vaulted him into the unofficial championship point lead.
Leon Gonyo of Chazy, NY had a very strong run and finished second for his best result since a victory on May 25. Cambridge, NY young gun Alex Bell flew through the field after a crash in the opening laps and a subsequent trip to pit road to finish third. Rookie Jeff Haskins of Wells, VT finished a career-best fourth, and Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, NY rebounded from a mid-race crash to finish fifth, despite missing the left-side sheet metal on his car. Joey Roberts was sixth, followed by Ron Proctor, Cody Sargen, Jason Bruno, and Andy Smith.
Although Quenneville now has the championship lead, he only has an eight-point cushion on Proctor, 662-654, unofficially. Only four races remain on the regular-season schedule for the Modifieds including a double-feature event on Friday, August 3.
Fairfax, VT racer Craig Bushey posted his seventh J&S Steel Late Model win of the season, but he worked for every inch over the race's 25 laps. Bushey used a series of late restarts to work through the field and engage Bryan Town in a battle for the win. Bushey beat Charlestown, NH racer Town by a fender at the finish line, the official margin of victory just .038 of a second. Chris Curtis of Rutland, MA finished third in his second start of the year, followed by Matt White and Kevin Elliott.
Defending champion Bill Duprey of Hydeville, VT captured his third Renegade win of the year in a 15-lap dash despite a constant presence by Ryan Keith. Pittsford, VT driver Keith settled for second place, then stood by as safety workers extinguished a brake fire on his car in victory lane. Robert Gordon of Milton, VT was third.
Rookie sensation Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT ran to his seventh Bomber win of the year in a 20-lap feature, topping an entertaining duel for second between Morrisonville, NY's Tyson Drown and Bobby LaVair of Gabriels, NY; Drown got the spot at the finish. Ray Germain, Jr., was fourth and rookie Bruce Schawb, Jr., was a career-best fifth.
---Courtesy Devil's Bowl Speedway Media
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