Mueller, Stone Split Carrara “Hometown Heroes” Features at Devil’s Bowl

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Stock car drivers Jessey Mueller and Todd Stone won in convincing fashion on Carrara Masonry & Concrete “Hometown Heroes” Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 21. 

The pair split twin 25-lap features for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division during NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action.

Eighteen year-old Mueller of Olmstedville, N.Y., who graduated from NorthWarrenCentralSchool on Saturday, ran to his first victory of the season in the first 25-lap race. Mueller worked his way from fifth starting position into the lead then ran away from the field in a dominant showing.  Middlebury’s Stone, drove from 12th to beat Charlton, N.Y.’s Ron Proctor by four-thousandths of a second – about three inches – for the runner-up spot. Hunter Bates of Middlebury, Vt. and Alex Bell of Cambridge, N.Y. completed the top five. 

Stone did one better in the nightcap, taking his third Devil’s Bowl victory in six starts this season. Stone lead a charge of drivers from outside the top 10 at the start to take the lead at lap 12, then withstood two late restarts for the victory.  Bates, from 14th, finished second, with Mueller, from 12th, third.  Proctor drove from 11th to finish fourth, followed by Joey Roberts of Fletcher, Vt., who came from 16th to finish fifth.

Chris Bergeron of Claremont, N.H. ran to his first Devil’s Bowl win in the 30-lap Late Model feature. Bergeron swapped positions at the front of the field with Kevin Elliott of Rutland, Vt., Jim “Boomer” Morris of Barre, Vt., and several others for the majority of the race, then used two restarts in the final four laps to help seal his victory.  Morris earned a career-best runner-up finish with Elliott third.  Chris Curtis of Rutland, Mass. finished fourth, with rookie Josh Masterson of Bristol, Vt., fifth.

Robert Gordon of Milton, Vt. took his second Renegade victory of the season after a tie-breaker in a two-segment feature event and rookie Chuck Bradford of Addison, Vt. was the winner of a wild 15-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock feature. 

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Friday, June 28 with the rescheduled People’s United Bank 100, the second round of the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series, at 7 p.m. The Bond Auto Parts Modifieds and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stocks will also be in action.  General admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or call (802) 265-3112. 

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