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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Shifting Focus To Dirt

August 12th, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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Devil's BowlDevil’s Bowl Speedway will return its half-mile oval to a dirt surface in 2018.

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway will focus entirely on dirt racing beginning in 2018.

After eight years with an asphalt half-mile, with the last four years running with both asphalt and dirt layouts, the Rutland County facility will have an all-new half-mile dirt surface for its 52nd season.

The changeover marks the third period in the speedway’s history that dirt racing will be held on a half-mile surface. The track was similar in its first four seasons from 1967 to 1970 and again from 1975 through 2009.

Asphalt racing has been held on the half-mile oval twice, from 1971 through 1974, and most recently from 2010 to the present. A three-tenths-mile dirt track was built in the infield of the half-mile in 2014 and has operated simultaneously with the asphalt track since then.

The asphalt surface will remain intact as a solid base.  A fresh new layer of natural Champlain …

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