People’s United Bank Backs Vermont LM Race


WEST HAVEN, Vt. – People’s United Bank will sponsor the 100-lap Vermont State Late Model Championship Series event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on May 30.

People’s United Bank is a longtime supporter of stock car racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and 2014 marks People’s second season of involvement in the Vermont State Championship. With more than 400 locations throughout New England and New York – including a branch just five miles from Devil’s Bowl in Fair Haven, Vt. – People’s United Bank is an integral part of the local community.

“We are thrilled to partner with Devils Bowl once again as they gear up for another exciting season,” Kathy Schirling, Director of Marketing and Community Services for People’s United Bank in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. “Devil’s Bowl provides good quality entertainment for families.”

The Vermont State Championship brings the state’s best drivers together in four head-to-head events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven and Barre’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl. The People’s United Bank 100 is the second race in the series.

Nick Sweet and Chip Grenier finished 1-2 in both the People’s United Bank 100 and the Vermont State Championship standings in 2013, and both are expected to return. They’ll face tough competition from Devil’s Bowl racers Chris Bergeron, Josh Masterson, Hunter Bates, and Robert Bryant, Jr., and Thunder Road regulars Trampas Demers, Jamie Fisher, Emily Packard, and more.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway co-owner Alayne Bruno has the People’s United Bank 100 circled on her calendar.

“It’s fun when our home track stars get to defend their turf against the Thunder Road invaders, and having People’s United Bank involved gives the event a great local feel,” Bruno said. “People’s United Bank is a great sponsor and business partner at Devil’s Bowl, and their event is one of our favorites.”

Qualifying for the People’s United Bank 100 will begin at 7 p.m. on May 30. The event includes NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship races for the Bond Auto Parts Modified and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions, along with a Kids’ Poster Contest in which prizes will be awarded to children who create posters of their favorite racecars and drivers.