WEST HAVEN - With the way Ken Tremont Jr. is running at Devil's Bowl Speedway, finishing second may not be such a bad thing.
Tremont came from the no. 12 starting position Sunday night and rolled to his fourth win of the season in the 30-lap 358-modified feature at the Vermont track.
Tremont is getting on a hot streak just like he did in 2006, when he dominated the competition in the month of July, posting five consecutive victories.
He's only got back-to-backers so far this year, but no other 358 driver has been in victory lane in July.
Ray Hoard set the pace for the first 17 laps, but once Tremont got the front, Hoard could only watch as the No. 115 pulled away. Hoard crossed the finish line second, his best performance since running second to Tremont on July 29, 2007. Tim Laduc hit the finish line third, followed by Vince Quenneville Jr. and defending track champion Todd Stone.
Robert Bublak drove to his first career victory in the 20-lap budget sportsman feature. Bublak came off the front row and led all 20 laps. With the last 11 laps of the feature going green, he finished with a huge lead over the Hoard family, as Frank Hoard Jr. finished second and Frank Hoard III was third. They were followed by Cullen Howe and Anthony Marro.
Cale Kneer returned to victory lane in the 20-lap pro-street stock feature. Kneer, who had his car impounded the previous week to check on an engine issue, which turned out to be negative, took the lead from Carl Vladyka with four to go and came away with his third win of the year. Jeff Washburn and Vladyka battled for second, with Washburn getting the edge.
Dan Older came away with his first win of the season in the 20-lap limited feature. Mike Clark took the lead on lap 12 in the caution-plagued feature, but Older worked his way around Clark on lap 18 and beat Clark to the finish line by a nose. Dave Emigh finished third.
George Foster was first under the checkered flag in the Duke stocks, and Kayla Bryant was victorious in the mini-stocks.
Devil's Bowl will be back in action on Sunday, July 26, with Black Flag Night. Racing will begin at 6:45 p.m.
MODIFIEDS: KEN TREMONT JR., Ray Hoard, Tim Laduc, Vince Quenneville Jr., Todd Stone, Don Ackner, Rob Langevin, Ron Proctor, Matt Depew, Brian Whittemore, Scott Duell, Gardner Stone, John Proctor, Jim Ryan, Mike Tholin, Kyle Hoffman, Adam Pierson, Alex Bell, Frank Hoard Sr., Chris Johnson, Andy Boniewski, Marc Johnson, Kris Vernold, Darek Schivi.
BUDGET SPORTSMAN: ROBERT BUBLAK, Frank Hoard Jr., Frank Hoard III, Cullen Howe, Anthony Marro, Seth Howe, Derrick McGrew, Anthony Warren, Jon Bates, Jack Swinton, Tim Hartman Jr., D.J. Brundige, Chuck Dickinson, Ron Wanamaker, Jason Sanville, Kevin Elliot, Paul Dunham Jr., Hunter Bates, Andy Durie, Joshua Joseph, Ken Towne, Shannon Donnelly, Cody Sargent, Willy Knight, Marc Hughes, Jared McMahon.
PRO-STREET STOCKS: CALE KNEER, Jeff Washburn, Carl Vladyka, Chris Fifield, Randy Miller, Pat McLaughlin, Chuck Towslee, Jake Losaw, Lori Langevin, Mike Bussino, Justin Perry, Fred Little, Walt Brownell.
LIMITEDS: DAN OLDER, Mike Clark, Dave Emigh, Mike Ostrander, Frank Monroe, Garret Given, Mark Burch, Mitch Sequin, Paul Braymer, Bill Vradenburg, Jon Miller, Joe Ladd, Bill Duprey, Russ Farr, Lou Gancarz, Ben Ladd.
MINI/DUKE STOCKS: KAYLA BRYANT, Jessica Lacross, Nathan Woodworth, Brent Warren, Jon Hayes, Erika Lilly, George Foster (Duke), Chris Murray, Anthony Brayton, Josh Bussino, Andrew Smith.