2011 winner Danny Johnson at last year’s Super DIRTcar Series race in Cornwall
Super DIRTcar Series Gears Up to Invade Cornwall
Short track promises exciting race for Big-Block Modified drivers
CORNWALL, Ontario – June 12, 2012 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series crosses the border for the series’ first Canadian event Sunday, July 1, at Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Big-block drivers compete for a $6,000 winner’s share at Cornwall’s “Action Track” in the third round of the Super DIRTcar Series. Current point leaders Danny Johnson, series opener winner at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and Matt Sheppard, three-time defending champion, may face a challenge on this high-banked, quarter-mile oval of Canadian soil.
“You never know what’s going to happen until you get there. It’s a challenging event, that’s for sure,” said Johnson, who has seen past success at Cornwall, including first place finishes at last year’s Super DIRTcar Series race July 3 and this year’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series opener May 21. “Lots of things happen on a short track, and they happen fast.”
Johnson noted that drivers can typically circle Cornwall’s quarter-mile in just 13 seconds, compared with 18 seconds at Canandaigua’s half-mile, making for an action-packed, unpredictable race.
Racing starts at 7 p.m. for this event, which is presented by Evans Bus Lines and also features Sportsman, Pro Stock, Semi Pro and Mini Stock action. Following the race action a stunning and patriotic fireworks display celebrates Canada Day
WHAT: Super DIRTcar Series, Round 3
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 1
WHERE: Cornwall Motor Speedway, 16981 Cornwall Centre Rd., Long Sault
WHO: Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified drivers and teams