Saturday, 19 August 2017

Chad Brachmann Returns to Site of First Super DIRTcar Series Win

Sanborn, NY driver looks for repeat in Series’ second visit to Ohsweken

CONCORD, NC – August 18, 2017 – When the Super DIRTcar Series resumes action with its second-ever visit to Ohsweken Speedway on August 24, the winner of the inaugural stopover will look to repeat his triumph. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY earned his first career Super DIRTcar Series win in the first-ever Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken on June 30, 2015 in what remains one of his greatest career accomplishments to date.

“The biggest thing I remember is finishing the redraw and thinking about how many good cars I had to pass to get to the front,” Brachmann recalled.

Read more: Chad Brachmann Returns to Site of First Super DIRTcar Series Win

CONCORD, NC – August 7, 2017 – Tonight’s Super DIRTcar Series Bob St. Amand Memorial 100 at Merrittville Speedway has been postponed due afternoon rain and a forecast for inclement weather at the racetrack. The event will now take place on Wednesday, August 9.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series at Merrittville Speedway Postponed to August 9

Stops at Merrittville and Ransomville to Kick Start August

August 3, 2017 – After two weeks off, the Super DIRTcar Series is set to roar back to life with a pair of stops in the Niagara Region. The Series will visit Merrittville Speedway on Monday, August 7 for the 8th annual Bob St. Amand Memorial 100 and Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday, August 8 for the 33rd Summer Nationals.

The Super DIRTcar Series’ annual stop at Merrittville, located in Thorold, Ont., is always a fan favorite. The race takes place each year on Ontario’s civic holiday and the first Monday in August. This year’s event marks the 33rd Series race at Merrittville, dating back to 1972. The Bob St. Amand Memorial honors the former Merrittville champion and official who passed away in 2009. The race also features the coolest driver introductions in all of motorsports as the cars roll directly in front of the grandstands before taking the green flag for the 100-lap main event.

Read more: Williamson and Friesen at Home as Super DIRTcar Series Heads to Niagara Region

Matt Sheppard Dominates Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Granby

Sheppard Takes Early Lead and Resists Every Charge to Collect Second Win of the Season

By Martin Belanger

GRANBY, QC, CAN – July 25, 2017 – In front of a packed house and clear skies, the Super DIRTcar Series started a successful Quebec swing at Autodrome Granby as Matt Sheppard had a dominant run to get his second win of the season on the tour.

“It feels good,” Sheppard said in the Winner’s Circle. ‘’I always seem to have success when I come up in Quebec. I think these tracks are made for me and it is always fun to race in front of these great fans,’’ added Sheppard in front of the packed Autodrome Granby stands as the always are for the Series’ Quebec swing. 

“I came close last week, but had issues with a tire but happy to be here and hats off to (Pat) Ward for his second-place (finish).”

Challenging Sheppard on a few occasions was Ward, who finished second. 

“I tried but didn’t have enough,” Ward said. “My time will come.” 

Completing the podium was Brett Hearn.

“I was two pounds over limit and ran out of gas at the scale,” Hearn said. ‘’I always have success up here. It’s always great to come back here.”

The original start saw Tim Fuller lead as Brandon Walters stopped in the backstretch. On the restart, Fuller remained in front with David Hebert and Larry Wight in third. Hebert was strong on the high side and grabbed the lead on lap 5. Stewart Friesen slowed and brought out the caution on the following lap.

Hebert and Fuller swapped the lead on a lap 11 restart as the driver of the No.19 was back in front with Hearn in third. Hebert was back in front on lap 20 after he made a great pass on Fuller using the inside lane. Hearn made a similar move to take second from Fuller just as the leaders got into lapped traffic on lap 25.

Hearn had a great restart on lap 29 to take the lead from Hebert as Sheppard ran in third. Hebert started to fade and gave third to Ward on lap 36. Sheppard had a dominant ride as he took the lead on lap 44 from Hearn and quickly pulled away from the field.

Max McLaughlin slowed the field down on lap 51. When the green lights were back on, Sheppard stayed on top as Larry Wight drove to fourth and Peter Britten cracked the top 5. Ward started to challenge Hearn for second and he was able to take the second spot on lap 57.

A few cautions slowed the final portion of the feature as Sheppard had to resist a few charges from Ward in the closing laps with Hearn completing the podium.

Steve Bernard won the Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier Award with a time of 18.399 seconds. Heats races were completed quickly with polesitters Steve Bernard, Max McLaughlin, Larry Wight and Jimmy Phelps dominating their sessions. Local runners Yan Bussiere and Kevin Hamel won the Last Chance Qualifiers

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action Wednesday evening at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec. For additional event information, visit www.autodromedrummond.com. Race time is 7:00pm.

Autodrome Granby Notebook

Feature (100 Laps) – 1.9s Matt Sheppard (8), 2. 42p Pat Ward (11), 3. 20 Brett Hearn (4), 4. 21a Peter Britten (7), 5. 99l Larry Wight (5), 6. 91d Billy Decker (12), 7.66x Carey Terrance (15), 8. One David Hebert (3), 9. 43 Keith Flach (29), 10. 98h Jimmy Phelps (6), 11. 6h Max McLaughlin (9), 12. 19 Tim Fuller (1), 13. 25 Steve Bernier (13), 14. 8 Rich Scagliotta (2), 15. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert (19), 16. 47 Simon Perrault (16), 17. 109 Billy Whittaker (23), 18. 63 Dominic Dufault (25), 19. 96 JF Corriveau (31), 20. 23 Dany Bilodeau (26), 21. 37 Paul St-Sauveur (24), 22. 79 Maxime Plante (28), 23. 64 Daniel Nadeau (32), 24. 54 Steve Bernard (10), 25. 49 Francois Bernier (18), 26. 7m Mike Maresca (14), 27. 97k Mario Clair (27), 28. 21y Yan Bussiere (21), 29. 22j Gino Clair (20), 30. 44 Stewart Friesen (17), 31 13 Kevin Hamel (22), 32. 22 Brandon Walters (30)

For full results from the Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Granby, click here

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): One David Hebert; Pole Position Raceway Fast Time ($100 Cash): 54 Steve Bernard; Bicknell Racing Products ($100 Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard; Cometic Gasket ($50 Cash): 25 Steve Bernier; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): 6h Max McLaughlin; Comp Cams ($50 Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): 43 Keith Flach; Fox Racing Shocks ($50 Cash): 20 Brett Hearn; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): 99L Larry Wight; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): 47 Simon Perrault; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): 37 Paul St-Sauveur; KSE Racing Products Inc. ($50 Product Certificate): 43 Keith Flach; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): 9s Matt Sheppard; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): 54 Steve Bernard ; SuperFlow Dynos & Flowbenches ($50 Cash): 8 Rich Scagliotta; Wrisco Aluminum (Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard ;JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): 25 Steve Bernier; Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award (Product Certificate): 22 Brandon Walters; ASi Racewear ($50 Cash): 66x Carey Terrance.

SEASON WINNERS

  • Billy Decker - 3 (Fulton Speedway on April 29; Outlaw Speedway on June 20; Eldora Speedway on July 18)
  • Stewart Friesen – 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on July 2, Weedsport Speedway on July 11)
  • Matt Sheppard – 2 (Five Mile Point Speedway on June 11; Autodrome Granby on July 25)
  • Ryan Watt – 1 (Bridgeport Speedway on May 16)
  • Tim McCreadie – 1 (Albany-Saratoga Speedway on June 27)
  • Larry Wight – 1 (Airborne Park Speedway on July 6)
  • Peter Britten – 1 (Sharon Speedway on July 20)

CONCORD, NC – July 24, 2017 – Tonight’s Super DIRTcar Series event at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, QC has been postponed due a forecast for rain and continued inclement weather at the racetrack. The race will now take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

“The grounds are already wet, and a forecast for continued rain does not provide adequate racing conditions for tonight’s event,” said Super DIRTcar Series director Mike Perrotte. “It was important to us and to Yan Bussiere and his staff at Autodrome Drummond to reschedule this event. We know how much the fans in Quebec love to see the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds each season.”

Fans with further questions, including tickets and schedule information, should direct them to the Autodrome Drummond office by calling (819) 474-2222 or (819) 470-0636, or by visiting www.autodromedrummond.com.

CONCORD, NC – July 24, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is pleased to announce it has rescheduled its event at Cornwall Motor Speedway for Sunday, September 17. The event was originally scheduled for July 9, but was postponed due to rain. The rescheduling ensures the Super DIRTcar Series will return to Cornwall for the 17th straight season.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series at Cornwall Rescheduled for September 17

David Hebert Looks to Challenge Super DIRTcar Series Regulars at Autodrome Granby

By Martin Belanger

CONCORD, NC — July 14, 2017 — Part of the always popular trip up north for the Super DIRTcar Series, the pristine Autodrome Granby will host the second stop on Tuesday, July 25. Coming off a solid fifth-place finish last season in this event, David Hebert is confident he can repeat similar results in this year’s race.

‘’The team has purchased a new car specifically to run Big-Block races,’’ mentioned the current points leader at Granby. ‘’We have the same engine package as last year, but I feel ready to compete.’’

Read more: David Hebert Looks to Challenge Super DIRTcar Series Regulars at Autodrome Granby

Local Talent Looks to Battle Super DIRTcar Series Stars at Autodrome Drummond

By Martin Belanger

CONCORD, NC — July 13, 2017 — One of the most popular stops on the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Tour is the annual summer trip to the beautiful province of Quebec with back-to-back stops at Autodrome Drummond and Autodrome Granby with Drummondville being the first stop on Monday, July 24.

Read more: Local Talent Looks to Battle Super DIRTcar Series Stars at Autodrome Drummond

CONCORD, NC. – July 9, 2017 – Due to afternoon thunderstorms and heavy rain at the racetrack, the Super DIRTcar Series has postponed tonight’s event at Cornwall Motor Speedway. Super DIRTcar Series officials are working with track officials to find a suitable make-up date for the event.

Fans with any advance ticket purchases should direct all questions to Cornwall Motor Speedway by calling (613) 938-3945.

The Super DIRTcar Series will resume racing on Tuesday, July 11 at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY for the Hall of Fame 100. For advanced reserved seats and event information, visit www.WeedsportSpeedway.com

The Series then travels to Ohio for the Tuesday Night Tailgate and all-star race at the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH July 18-18 and then to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on July 20 for the Buckeye Ground Pounder 100 on July 20. For additional event information and to purchase advanced reserved tickets, visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com and www.SharonSpeedway.com.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Rained Out at Cornwall

Ohio On Tap: Annual Trip to Buckeye State Makes For Busy July

Super DIRTcar Series Headed to Eldora, Sharon For Second Straight Season

July 6, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is gearing up for one of the most exciting weeks of the season later this month. The Series heads to Eldora Speedway for a pair of dates at the Rossburg, OH track with the Tuesday Night Tailgate on July 18 and All-Star Invitational on July 19 alongside the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Series will then make a return trip to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH for the Buckeye Ground-Pounder 100 on July 20. 

Read more: Ohio On Tap: Annual Trip to Buckeye State Makes For Busy July

 

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9/8/17 Autodrome Granby Event Info