Stone wins season title; six champions named at Devils Bowl finale

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Todd Stone completed a dominating season on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway by earning his 10th NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory of the year and in the process wrapped up a season championship.

In the first of two 50-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified division races, Stone, starting in the12th position, tracked down leader Ron Proctor at halfway point, then rocketed into the top spot following a restart with 13 laps remaining. 

The victory was his 10th of the season and locked up the track championship, and also unofficially clinched Stone the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Rookie of the Year crown.

Veteran driver Proctor of Charlton, N.Y. – the driver Stone succeeds as track champion – held on for the runner-up finish, with Joe Williams third.

Stone wasn’t as lucky in the second race, getting wrapped up in a second lap wreck and finishing 18th.  That opened the door for Williams and 18 year-old Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, N.Y., to wage an entertaining battle for the victory; Mueller eventually drove to his fourth Devil’s Bowl win of the year.  Williams finished second with Hunter Bates third.

Both races also awarded points toward the Northern Modified Challenge Series championship, and Quenneville finds himself with a narrow one-point lead over Mueller – with Williams just three points back – entering the final event at Canaan Dirt Speedway in Canaan, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The 100-lap finale for the Late Model division had two championship races riding on it, with the event tallying points for both the Devil’s Bowl weekly track championship and the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series. Nick Sweet of Barre, Vt. put on a clinic in the first 86 laps, lapping all but five other drivers. 

Three late caution periods bunched the field up, however, and gave Travis Stearns of Auburn, ME a shot at the win. Sweet and Stearns ran the final five laps of the race in dramatic side-by-side fashion, with Sweet taking the victory by less than two feet. Chris Bergeron of Claremont, N.H. finished third.

Based on the virtue of his win, Sweet was crowned the Vermont State Late Model Champion.

Robert Gordon of Milton, Vt., and Richie Turner of Fairfax, Vt. vied for the season championship in the final two races of the Renegade division with Turner earning the championship by five points.

Jake Noble of Benson, Vt., survived a roller coaster 25-lap race to win his first championship in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock division. Noble finished behind Mike Whalen, Jr. of Plattsburgh, N.Y. in the final race but won the championship based on his performance over the course of the season.  

The Enduro Series closed its season with a wild 50-lap race featuring 36 starters and three red flags.  Brett “Woody” Wood of Georgia, Vt., drove to the victory. Eric “Mongo” Messier of Hinesburg, Vt., clinched the season title with a fourth-place finish. 

Eleven year-old Alexis Aiken of Claremont, N.H. won a six-lap Youth Division exhibition race for drivers age 10 to 14 racing in four-cylinder Mini Stock cars. 

The Vermont 200 Championship Weekend brought the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway to a close. 

For more information, visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or call 802-265-3112.

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