Bobby Varin Wins 3rd Consecutive KOD 358 Modified Tour Event After Devil’s Bowl Victory


June 7, 2018 By Justin St. Louis (Fair Haven, VT) – There wasn’t much left for dirt Modified open wheel driver Bobby Varin to check off on his list of accomplishments, but winning at Devil’s Bowl Speedway was one of them. In fact, the legendary racer had never seen the Vermont track until Wednesday, June 6, but he went home to Sharon Springs, NY with the winner’s trophy and a check for $2,500.

Varin topped the A-Verdi Storage Containers Green Mountain Madness 40 mid-week special event for the King of Dirt Racing (KOD) Small Block 358 Modified Series, the series’ season opener. A racy surface and an interesting mix of Small Block Modified engine packages created passing and action throughout the field.

Young gun Jeremy Wilder set the pace from the pole position for the first 18 laps, but Fonda Speedway legend Bobby Varin sized him up and powered by him on the outside lane at lap 19 and set sail for the remainder of the race.

Several good battles for position kept the race entertaining, first with Varin and Wilder, then with top Canadian runner Steve Bernier and defending KOD champion Marc Johnson, and Sportsman Modified drivers Joey Scarborough and Justin Comes, among others.

Demetrios Drellos, Don Ronca, and Frank Hoard III each made big moves up through the field, with Hoard and Comes running the extreme outside lane to get their work done. Don Ronca ended the race as the Hoosier Tire Hard Charger.

At the finish, it was Varin, Wilder, Johnson, Bernier, and Drellos in the top five positions. Matt DeLorenzo finished sixth, followed by Ronca, Jessey Mueller, Rocky Warner, and Hoard rounded out the top 10.

The win was Varin’s third straight in KOD Small Block 358 Modified competition, dating back to the final two races of 2017 when he was victorious at Albany Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway.

“I was on a radio show Monday night and everyone was talking about Devil’s Bowl,” an excited Varin said in victory lane. “It sounds like Mike Bruno and his staff put a lot of work into it and it sounded like fun, so I called up my car owner, Alton Palmer, and I said we ought to go. I’d never seen the place before tonight, and I had a blast out here. And the A-Verdi people supporting racing as much as they do means a lot. We can’t do this without them.”

Next stop for the King Of Dirt Racing tour is Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday June 24th for a triple-header featuring KOD Small Block Modifieds, Sportsman, and Pro Stocks.

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JUNE 6, 2018 ELMO’S SPEED SUPPLY KING OF DIRT RACING 358 MODIFIED SERIES PRESENTED BY A-VERDI STORAGE SYSTEMS A-MAIN RESULTS (40 LAPS) – 1) Bobby Varin, 2) Jeremy Wilder, 3) Marc Johnson, 4) Steve Bernier, 5) Demetrios Drellos, 6) Matt DeLorenzo, 7) Don Ronca, 8) Jessey Mueller, 9) Rocky Warner, 10) Frank Hoard III, 11) Kenny Trermont Jr., 12) Joey Scarborough, 13) Justin Comes, 14) Jack Lehner, 15) David Schilling, 16) Allison Ricci, 17) CG Morey, 18) Jake Scarborough, 19) Nathan Johnson, 20) Matt Pupello, 21) Billy Lussier, 22) Brian Whittemore, 23) Floyd Billington, 24) Justin Barber, 25) Jason Herrington.

Race Summary:
26 Cars Entered
Super Six Qualifiers – 1) Matt DeLorenzo, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Jessey Mueller, 4) Jeremy Wilder, 5) Allison Ricci, 6) Demetrios Drellos. (1 Bonus Point)
Qualifying Main Winners – David Schilling (B-Main), CG Morey (C-Main), & Bobby Varin (D-Main).
Consolation Winners – None
Hoosier Tire Hard Charger – Don Ronca (+9)
JTees Screen Printing Fast Timer – Matt DeLorenzo
Newcomer Of The Race – Steve Bernier
Fast Axle $50 Certificate – Matt DeLorenzo

2018 King Of Dirt Racing Small Block Modified Series Schedule
06/06/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (40 Laps)
Winner: Bobby Varin
06/24/18 – Utica Rome Speedway (40 Laps)
07/18/18 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (50 Laps)
07/29/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (67 Laps)
09/14/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (40 Laps)*
09/15/18 – Lebanon Valley Speedway (35 Laps)

2018 King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman Series Schedule
05/27/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (30 Laps)
Winner: Josh Sunn
06/24/18 – Utica Rome Speedway (30 Laps)
07/06/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (30 Laps)
07/14/18 – Fonda Speedway (30 Laps)
09/01/18 – Lebanon Valley Speedway (30 Laps)
09/07/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (100 Laps)*

2018 King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series Schedule
06/24/18 – Utica Rome Speedway (30 Laps)
08/01/18 – Fonda Speedway (29 Laps) *
08/10/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (30 Laps)
08/25/18 – Lebanon Valley Speedway (30 Laps)
09/09/18 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (30 Laps)
09/16/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (29 Laps)

*= Indicates Championship Point Scale Events
Schedule Subject To Change

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