Northeastern Modified stock car racing teams will be hitting the road in 2013, as Management at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway recently announced the creation of the all-new Northern Modified Challenge Series for center-seat Modified cars.
The five-race schedule will be the ultimate test for drivers and race teams, as events will be staged on both asphalt and dirt surfaces.
The Northern Modified Challenge Series will follow Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 2013 Bond Auto Parts Modified division rulebook, allowing a wide variety of racecars from tracks across the Northeast to compete.
While the sealed General Motors “602” crate engine will be the primary power plant that most teams use to compete, the events are also open to cars using 358 cubic-inch engines with a carburetor restrictor plate issued by series officials at each race.
The inaugural Northern Modified Challenge Series features five championship events staged on four vastly different race tracks. The Challenge begins May 26 at 1:30 pm at the high-banked quarter-mile at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT.
The track’s 51st annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will raise the curtain on the Challenge schedule with a 50-lap event, run as a companion race to the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series.
Not only will the Thunder Road event award championship points toward the Northern Modified Challenge Series, it will also give each competitor 50 bonus points toward the Devil’s Bowl Speedway track championship.
The Northern Modified Challenge Series will have an exciting two-track weekend doubleheader on August 2-3. The Challenge runs on its home track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, for the second annual C.J. Richards Memorial 67 presented by Carrara Masonry & Concrete on August 2 at 7:00 pm.
The second half of the doubleheader brings the Northern Modified Challenge Series to Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, NH, for a 50-lap showdown presented by S.K. Bean’s Enfield Garage on August 3 at 6:00 pm.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway will host the Northern Modified Challenge Series again during its annual Vermont 200 Weekend on September 14-15. The event’s format, which will be designed to create exciting competition, will be announced at a later date.
The Northern Modified Challenge Series will crown its inaugural champion on October 12 on the tough, racy 1/4-mile clay oval at Canaan Dirt Speedway in Canaan, NH, at the second annual Jaycox Property Maintenance-sponsored “OctoberFAST” event. The Charlie Elliott Memorial Canaan Cup 100-lap main event will pay $2500 to the winner.
The Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on May 26 at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl is the opening event for both the Northern Modified Challenge Series and the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series, with racing scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm.