posted September 03, 2001 10:44 PM
Devil's Bowl Speedway
Results for September 2, 2001
WEST HAVEN, Vt. - If there was any doubt about Dave Camara's desire to
repeat as the overall Champlain Valley Racing Association champion, he ended
it Sunday night in the 100-lap Summer Meltdown at Devil's Bowl Speedway.
Camara, who has struggled all year at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, simply
overpowered the field Sunday night, and took home the top prize of $2,000 in
the only 100-lap feature that will be run at the Bowl this season.
More importantly, the victory allowed Camara to extend his lead in the
overall CVRA point race, which will pay $10,000 from the Goodyear point fund
at the end of the season. Camara, who started eighth by the luck of the
draw, only needed 14 laps to get the lead, and then had the field covered as
he recorded his fourth victory of the season at Devil's Bowl.
Although defending track champion Tim Laduc was able to close up on Camara
on restarts, he was never a serious threat, and was more than a second and a
half behind Camara at the finish.
With Camara leaving the field in his wake, the best race as for the third
through sixth positions, where Scott Noel, Don Scarborough, Vince
Quenneville Jr., Gene Munger and Andy Bachetti were locked into a battle
that had the fans holding their breath on a number of occasions.
Noel, who rarely makes the trek to Vermont on Sundays, came away with the
No. 3 position, one of his best finishes ever at Devil's Bowl. Scarborough,
who was looking for his second straight win, came away fourth, with
Quenneville fifth, only his third top-five finish of the season at the Bowl.
Frank Hoard Sr. had started on the pole and led the first six laps before
Munger took over the No. 1 position on lap seven. But his time on the point
proved to be very short, as Camara was hooked up from the drop of the green
flag in the Camara Slate-sponsored Teo Pro car, and had the lead for good on
Ray Hoard won the hard charger award, coming from his 17th starting position
to finish eighth.
Fred Little ended Joe Santoro's two-race win streak in the pro-stock stock
division, recording his third victory on the season in the 20-lap feature.
Pete Kimball and Santoro battled for second in the closing laps of the race,
with Kimball coming away with the No. 2 spot.
Controversy surrounded the hobby stock feature finish. Curtis Condon and Ken
Towne finished first and second, respectively, in the 15-lap feature, but
both were later disqualified for using illegal engine parts. That allowed
Tim Shaw to notch his first career victory, and moved Mike Tholin to second
and Dan Daniels to third.
Chris Busta extended his winning streak in the cruiser division to seven
races, getting his 10th victory of the season in the process. Pete Pelech
crossed the finish line second, with Tim Whitney third.
Devil's Bowl will be back in action with the Mountain Man 100 on Sunday
night. Because Lebanon Valley Speedway is staging its Kings Weekend, there
will be no 358 modifieds at the Bowl Sunday.
The Mountain Man 100 will consist of a 30-lap open competition race for
pro-streets, paying $300 to win; a 30-lap hobby stock feature, paying $150;
a 20-lap cruiser feature, paying $50 to win, and a 100-lap enduro, which
will pay $400 to win. Home tracksrules will apply, opening up the
competition to any drivers from other sanctioning bodies, as long as they
adhere to their home track rules.
There will be a draw for heat race lineups, and a redraw for the features.
Gates will open at noon, with racing getting underway at 2 p.m.
MODIFIEDS (100 LAPS): DAVE CAMARA, Tim Laduc, Scott Noel, Don Scarborough,
Vince Quenneville Jr., Gene Munger, Andy Bachetti, Ray Hoard, Chris
Donnelly, Kevin Perry, Stan Lemiesz, Richards Moses, C.V. Elms, Randy Howe,
Frank Hoard Jr., Derrick McGrew, Jack Gentile, Don Mattison, Ron Proctor,
Brian Whittemore, Brent Lacoste, Robert King, Mike Perrotte, Frank Hoard
Sr., Jim Ryan.
PRO-STREET STOCKS: FRED LITTLE, Pete Kimball, Joe Santoro, Mike Paquin, Dean
Charbonneau, Mike Haines, Carl Vladyka, Adam Tranka, Ed Pieniazek, Jeremy
Pitts, Woody Woods, Donny Williams, Jonah Rule, Larry Bristol Jr., Ed
HOBBY STOCKS: TIM SHAW, Mike Tholin, Dan Daniels, Jeff Washburn, Eric
Sberga, Jody Davis, Roy Fifield, Chris Crews, Vince Santoro, Chuck Knowlton,
Grant Rice, Robert Wedin, Tony Condon, Billy Lussier, Don Daniels, Lori
Cary, Richard Stone, Dave Daniels, Doug Cram, Jon Coon, Bart Amerio, Chris
Reckner. DQ: Curtis Condon, Ken Towne.
CRUISERS: CHRIS BUSTA, Peter Pelech, Tim Whitney, Jason Kerr, Bill Lehman,
John Sweet, Tim Pelech, Den Ladd, Dan Uber, Robert Cole, Ed Soussie, Dave
Armstrong, Josh Paige, Charles Burns, John Quintana, Tom Browkow.