Statement From Devil’s Bowl Speedway On Nov. 30 Arrest Of Track Owner

Mike Bruno (Photo: Courtesy Vermont State Police)

Management from the Devil’s Bowl Speedway released a statement on Monday addressing the recent arrest of track owner Mike Bruno. 

According to the Vermont State Police, Bruno was charged on Nov. 30 with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated disorderly conduct, unlawful restraint in the first degree, kidnapping and extortion after an incident at the track involving himself and three 17-year old individuals.

Bruno was released on $20,000 bail. 

A story on the WCAX website following the arrest offered this account of the incident: “According to court paperwork, after the three teens drove their car and did doughnuts in the parking lot of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the kids say Bruno chased them down in his car out of the parking lot, tried to run them off the road and blocked their car. They say he then yelled and pointed a gun at them, demanding they identify themselves and return to the speedway.” 

The statement from Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Monday read as follows: 

We have been overwhelmed with positive support from members of the racing community far and wide, as well as from our many sponsors and marketing partners, local business owners, and many well-wishers who have no connection to Devil’s Bowl Speedway, King of Dirt Racing, or the sport. We are deeply thankful for that support.

With respect to the ongoing legal situation, we cannot discuss the details of the case. Mr. Bruno was released within hours of receiving his citation from the police after posting bail. Mr. Bruno entered not-guilty pleas and denies the allegations. We at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and King of Dirt Racing trust that the legal process will arrive at the correct outcome and that Mike Bruno will be vindicated. Until the case is resolved, we have been advised not to comment any further regarding this case.

In the meantime, Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the King of Dirt Racing Crate Modified Series are enthusiastically moving forward with preparations for the 2020 racing season. We are looking forward to honoring our champions, top drivers, and award winners at the Banquet of Champions on January 25, and we expect to release some exciting news about schedules, registration, rules, and more in the coming weeks.

It is unclear when Bruno is due in court again for the matter. 

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  1. “Mr. Bruno was released within hours of receiving his citation from the police”
    Sounds more like he got an award from the police rather then serious felony charges.
    Looks like it’s shaping up to be a they said/he said deal. Get comfortable. This is gonna take a while.

  2. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Not much better than a statement to say we don’t make statements. Just like the people that respond by saying they won’t dignify something by responding to it.

    But just in case you were wondering, there will be a banquet celebrating the 2019 season and news about the 2020 season. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Nothing like using an update about the arrest of a track owner as an opportunity to make a press release and promote the track.

  3. Typical “no comment” press release. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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