Northern Modified Challenge Series Returns with Richards Memorial at Devil’s Bowl

PHOTO: The Northern Modified Challenge Series cranks back up with the Carrara Masonry & Concrete “C.J. Richards Memorial 67″ at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, August 2. (MemorEvents photo)

Canaan Fair Speedway event rescheduled for Sunday, August 11

WEST HAVEN, VT – The second chapter of the inaugural Northern Modified Challenge Series stock car season is about to be written at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The first-year touring series will make its maiden voyage at its home track on Friday, August 2 with the Carrara Masonry & Concrete “C.J. Richards Memorial 67” event. Racing begins at 7:00pm.

The Northern Modified Challenge Series is a five-race touring championship for center-seat, dirt-style, open-wheel Modified racecars on both asphalt and dirt race tracks in the northeast. Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, NY made history by winning the first Challenge event on Memorial Day at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT.

The 67-lap Carrara Masonry & Concrete C.J. Richards Memorial event is held in honor of the late Devil’s Bowl Speedway founder, who opened the half-mile West Haven, VT track in 1967. Mueller will lead the Northern Modified Challenge Series standings to Devil’s Bowl, with veterans Leon Gonyo and Kenny Tremont, Jr., tied in second place. Alex Bell, Joe Williams, Hunter Bates, and Vince Quenneville, Jr., are next in line, followed by Bobby Therrien, Cody Sargen, and Adam Bartemy.

A 50-lap event at the 1/3-mile asphalt track at Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, NH has been moved from its original August 3 date to Sunday, August 11 at 1:30pm. The race is now part of the “Subway Fresh Fit 150” program for Late Model cars. Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts round four during the Vermont 200 Weekend on September 14-15, followed by the Canaan Dirt Speedway finale on October 12.

The Carrara Masonry & Concrete C.J. Richards Memorial counts for both the Northern Modified Challenge Series championship and the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and includes Twin 20-lap features for the Late Model division and racing for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stocks. Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under. Racing begins at 7:00pm on Friday, August 2.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4 and only 20 minutes from Rutland, VT. For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or visit Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Twitter at @DevilsBowlSpeed and on Facebook at

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