Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY – WEST HAVEN, VT – The spotlight will shine on local stock car racing’s “little guy” teams in 2020. The all-new “Six Pack Series” has been created for intermediate-level, V8-powered stock cars, with six races at four distinctly different tracks in Vermont and New York’s Capital District.
Significant efforts have been made by each of the four speedways to work toward a more uniform set of rules to oversee similar divisions. The tracks and classes involved are the Super Stocks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., the Street Stocks at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., the Street Stocks at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y., and the Pure Stocks at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. Drivers must declare which track’s rulebook they will race under for the Six Pack Series.
The Six Pack cracks open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, at the high-banked, quarter-mile Glen Ridge bullring. The semi-banked, half-mile Devil’s Bowl facility will host the second round on Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 24, followed by events at the banked 4/10-mile Albany-Saratoga on Friday, June 12, and the fast, 5/8-mile Lebanon Valley high-banks on Saturday, June 27.
Devil’s Bowl will host its second event during the Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200 Weekend over the Labor Day holiday on Saturday, September 5, and the inaugural Six Pack Series champion will be crowned at Albany-Saratoga during the Malta Massive Weekend on Friday, September 25.
The intermediate, hobby-level class is well-known for its side-by-side action and even for its wild crashes. Primarily based on the 1980s-era Chevrolet Monte Carlo, the division harkens back to a bygone period of racing that longtime fans fondly remember and that newer fans quickly fall in love with.
“The Six Pack Series is a really exciting concept and the new rules should make for some great racing at all the tracks,” said Devil’s Bowl champion Scott FitzGerald. “It’s great that the tracks are all working together, and the thought of being able to race on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights with the same car reminds me of the way things were 30 years ago. My team is really looking forward to the challenge.”
Street Stock “Six Pack Series”
- Sun., May 10 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park – Fultonville, N.Y.
- Sun., May 24 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – West Haven, Vt.
- Fri., June 12 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Malta, N.Y.
- Sat., June 27 – Lebanon Valley Speedway – West Lebanon, N.Y.
- Sat., Sept. 5 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – West Haven, Vt.
- Fri., Sept. 25 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Malta, N.Y.