A message from Mike Kondrat: Dean Hanson called the other day to let me know of a
practice date at Devil's Bowl. If anyone is interested to try the track out, onThursday afternoon after 2pm the track will be open for practice.
Contact Dean, Mike, or Devil's Bowl for more info.
Si and Mike went to Devil's Bowl yesterday to look at the track. The track is in a big field surrounded by farms, no problems with zoning or curfew. The place is really nice, well kept. The race surface is 45 to 50 feet wide on the straights and wider in the turns. The radius of the turns is 110 feet,
straights are 363 long. The inside distance of the track is just a hair under
a quarter mile. The outside rim of the track is about a third of a mile.
It should be a fun place to race.
As to a good gear to run, that will be determined soon.
A couple of cars are going to try out the track.
Douville Takes the SCoNE Win at Bear Ridge Speedway
9/20/14 -Dan Douville in victory circle.
Dan scored his first win of the 2014 season.
In the 30 lap feature, Randy Wimert jumped out out front from his inside pole starting position and held on for 4 laps when he was involved in a multi-car spin, bringing out an early yellow.
On the restart Dan Douville came quickly to the front to challenge then leader Luke Greenwood. Douville and Greenwood battled for 4 laps with Dan grabbed the lead.
When Rick Martel flipped after an encounter with the inside tire barrier on lap 12, the restart saw Dan on the pole.
While Luke Greenwood and veterans Clay Dow and Chris Donnelly chased, there was no catching Dan Douville who took the checkers with a 2 second lead.
The win was the first for Dan in the 2014 season.
In second place, rookie Luke Greenwood had the best finish yet in his first SCoNE season. Keep an eye on this young man next year; he is learning fast.
ABOVE: 9/20/14: Pass for the Lead
Dan Douville dives under Luke Greenwood
to win the SCoNE feature event at Bear Ridge Speedway. Dan went on to win the event,
notching his first feature win of the 2014.
BOND Auto Parts SCoNE Round 11 Winner at Bear Ridge – Dan Douville in victory circle. Dan scored his first win of the 2014 season.
Bradford VT. - Sept 20, 2014
Dan Douville is second in the BOND Auto Parts
360 sprint car series points and has been consistently up front, but until tonight
a 2014 win eluded him.
Dan was “on a rail” at Bear Ridge last Saturday
and ended a 10-race winless streak.
The Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) started the evening with an exhibition time trial.
4 cars at a time took the track for 5 green flag laps with the track’s electronic scoring system recording the times. Chris Donnelly set a fast time of 11:81.
A pair of qualifying heats were used to set the field for the feature. It was Luke Greenwood followed by Rick Martel in the first qualifier and Chris Donnelly taking the second heat with Dan Douville close behind.
ABOVE: Victory Circle – (l-r): 2nd Luke Greenwood, 1st Dan Douville,
3rd Chris Donnelly
ABOVE: Between Races
Luke Greenwood (l) talks to his dad Gary while waiting for his qualifying race at Bear Ridge Speedway. Luke finished second in the 360 SCoNE feature later in the evening; a very good run for the first year sprint car driver.
The next SCoNE event is the"Season Finale"
at Devil's Bowl
on October 18th
3/25/14 SCoNE regular Lacey Hanson showed off her brand new,
Phoenix car at the Rutland, Vt race show last week.
She has set the standard for gorgeous cars with this replacement
to the car she demolished at Bear Ridge last September.
Our new 2014 registration form with a liability release is now available. Please print the form, fill it out, and send it to Si with the appropriate payment. All cars must be registered as well as a driver and owner
(the driver and owner can be the same person). You can also register
as a crew member or as a general member of SCoNE.
Note: If you have already registered for 2014 and paid your fees,
please fill out the form, sign the release, and send it in
Visit this great website to learn about Sprint Car Racing
The Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE)
is proud to announce a partnership with "The Race Depot"
as the series
first official product sponsor.
The Race Depot is located at 500 Boston Post Road West in Marlboro, MA
or at www.theracedepot.com
has been providing performance race products since 1991.
"Bobby has been great! He is committed to providing racers of the open wheel community great product, readily available at the lowest cost possible, It is our honor to be associated with the Seymour name and specifically, The Race Depot." said SCoNE President Mike Kondrat.
The agreement allows SCoNE members the opportunity to purchase the mandatory "RACEceiver" at a reduced price and additionally provided the series assistance with the aquisition of staff communications for the series officials. Bobby Seymour reflected, "There has been a lot of buzz about the dirt sprinters up in New England, they supported my Racers Expo trade show this past winter and I'm happy to help them out!"
Product sponsorship is a major step forward for the fledgling series,"We have worked extremely hard this off season to bring the series to the next level and with registrations nearing the 30 car mark, a strong17 Race schedule and now incorporating a product sponsor like TheRaceDepot.com, we believe our brand of racing is a viable option for the race fans of New England to enjoy for years to come!" added Mike Kondrat. The Race Depot logo will be displayed on each SCoNE sprinter and the Race Depot will be announced as a product sponsor at each event through out the summer.