WEST HAVEN-Ken Tremont Jr. kept up his torrid pace at Devil's Bowl Speedway Sunday night, recording his second consecutive win in the 30-lap modified feature.
In four weeks of racing at the Bowl, Tremont, the defending track champion, has yet to finish out of the top five, getting a fourth, a second and now, two straight wins.
Although a misty rain threatened to end the night prematurely, the fans were treated to some outstanding racing in all divisions.
Jimmy Ryan started on the pole in the modified feature, but Marc Johnson was quickly on the move, using the outside groove. Johnson used a slick move to get around Ryan for the lead and by lap eight, looked like he was going to run away to his first win of the season.
After opening up a huge lead, the right rear tire on Johnson's modified exploded on the backstretch on lap 11. Tremont, who had already worked his way up to third, jumped out into the lead on the restart, but Ryan wasn't going to back down, and was back out in front by the time the two cars got the flagstand.
Ryan, Tremont, Mike Bruno and Don Scarborough treated the fans to some great side-by-side racing before an incident on the front stretch gave Tremont the break he needed.
Something broke in the front of Jason's Bruno's modified, and he came to a stop by the flagstand. Tremont then proved to be best on the restart and beat Ryan to the finish line. Scarborough got around Bruno for third, and Vince Quenneville Jr. completed the top five.
Alex Bell used a last-lap pass to earn his first victory of the season in the sportsman feature. Jared McMahon, also looking for his first win, jumped out to a huge lead and for a while, looked like he was going to win easily. But when McMahon got into lapped traffic, Bell was able to close the gap. McMahon, running the low line, did his best to keep the lead, but Bell went high coming out of the second turn with two to go to pull even, and then darted by McMahon on the final lap to come away with the win.