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Brett_Hearn_BOS_72092009_WEBBrockville, ONTJuly 9, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
Henry Hannewyk Photo


It took Brett Hearn 102 laps to seal the deal Thursday night, yet the brief delay didn’t seem to matter much for the ‘Corporate Jet’ as he also extended his points lead after scoring his 102nd career Super DIRTcar Series victory in the ‘Coca-Cola/BOB FM 100’
Big-Block Modified title event at Brockville Ontario Speedway.



Hearn’s uncanny level of consistency seeped through once more in his second tour triumph of the season, accompanying four more third-place tallies to move comfortably ahead in the bid for an unprecedented seventh overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship.

“The fact that Ransomville (won July 3) is a track I’ve struggled at for a couple years, Brockville is a track I’ve struggle at a lot, I think this is a pretty good sign,” remarked Hearn, 50, summing up his season to date and his chance to claim yet another Mr. DIRTcar title. While his recent flag-to-flag triumph at the BOS was his first in a Big-Block, the Sussesx, New Jersey standout captured 358-Modified Series shows four times.

“We made some really good choices tonight on tires and gear, and everything else you need to decide before the feature. Its just one of those deals where it worked out really well,” noted Hearn, after reaching victory lane at the 29th different track since registering his first Series win in 1981.

Despite a late-race caution that pushed the Modified main beyond the scheduled 100-lap distance, Hearn out-distanced defending Mr. DIRTcar Champion Billy Decker by two car-lengths while ’07 Brockville race winner Pat O’Brien settled for third to wrap guaranteed starting berths in both the prestigious Rite Aid 200 on October 11 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and All-Star Weekend Exemption Dash at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on July 18.

Tour traveler Billy Dunn notched his first top-five finish of the season while second-generation driver Kyle Dingwall placed fifth utilizing a 358-Modified engine. Steve Paine made his first Series start of the season and finished eighth, sandwiched between tour regulars Justin Haers (6th) and Matt Sheppard (7th) and track regulars Todd Stewart (9th) and Danny O’Brien, the current Brockville points leader with four wins in ’09.

Sharing the front row with O’Brien after the customary pre-race draw that lined up the 31-car starting field, Hearn beat the pole-sitter to the line aboard his potent Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO entry and to set the early pace. Series stalwarts Gary Tomkins, Decker, Dale Planck and Ryan Phelps ran next in line on the smooth black clay that became highly receptive to rubber the rest of the way.

Frenchman Denis Gauvreau overshot turn one on lap 14 and his abrupt exit off the track forced out the first of 10 caution flags, with Hearn seemingly unphased on every restart that ensued. Mario Clair and Larry Wight tangled in turn one before Adam Moore looped on the front straightaway to bring out two more yellows and a quarter of the way through the order remained intact.

Integra Shocks Fast Time Trialer Jimmy Phelps was bumped high off the back chute while running 10th to incur a fifth caution period on lap 32, with Tomkins and Decker hoping to chase down high-flying Hearn while Dale Planck, Dingwall and Dunn shadowed O’Brien during the early stages.

With the halfway mark quickly approaching, Decker passed Tomkins for the runner-up slot as Billy Dunn made his way into the front-five on the heels of O’Brien, a three-time BOS Small-Block points champion, taking the track honor one time in each of the past three decades. Haers, Dingwall, Sheppard, Paine and Danny O’Brien occupied the Top-10 when the lap counter signaled still 50 to go.

A frustrating night for fast time Phelps came to a pre-mature ending when Phelps spun the H&H Motorsports no. 98H Mohawk N.E.-New England Race Fuels/Troyer mount on the frontstretch calling it quits for the remainder with 77 laps complete. The ensuing restart had front-runners Hearn, Decker, O’Brien, Dunn and Hears lined up nose-to-tail, and except for Dingwall swapping spots with Haers with 10 to go, the order remained untouched the rest of the way.

Even when Pierre Dagenais slid high off the track to bring out the final yellow flag on lap 97, his return to the track in front of the leaders was not enough to distract Hearn in the green-white-checkered flag finish.

“It felt like we fired pretty good on that last restart, but with the hard tires it feels like it takes about five laps before you can get going again,” figured Hearn, who stretched his SDS points lead to 127 over Decker through six rounds. “And I think everybody else was in the same boat regarding tires.”

“After that I just tried to find the right line, find out where the most bite was. The car floated just about any place I wanted to go, it was really good,” added Hearn, who’s only other front-five at Brockville heading into Thursday was fifth in 2007.

Decker continued his success at the Kirkland layout, scoring a fourth top-five finish in as many tries steering the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell. Exactly one year ago, the Unadilla, New York star led all but the opening four circuits en route to the decisive victory.

“It wasn’t too bad of a run, the car was alright,” accessed Decker, who now owns 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-place tour tallies at Brockville since 2006. “We lacked a little bit though, still have some more work to do.”

“We went with three hards (tires), looking at the way Brett’s car was, looked like he had a soft on the left-rear. He did take off a lot better than we did, whether that was a tire or what, it kind of level off after a handful of laps. We needed those long greens, we were gonna also need some help with lapped traffic to get anything done anyhow,” Decker said.

Gypsum teammate O’Brien was looking to match his 2007 first-place performance, yet was relegated to the show position which still amounted to a third front-five finish in the past four years.

“The track goes away pretty good at the end and I didn’t have enough forward drive all night,” stated O’Brien, 44, following his first Super DIRTcar Series start of the season following a hard crash suffered in the ’09 tour opener at Big Diamond Raceway in April. “Billy and I were fighting for the same piece of real estate going in (turn one) so I was just trying not to lose any momentum down in there.”

“This is my kind of track, this is what I like to race on. I wish we had the old surface back, I haven’t got this one quite figured out yet,” added O’Brien, who led the initial laps last summer buckled into the Gypsum Logistics no. 6 730 Truck Stop-Milestone Concrete/Bicknell machine before dropping to 24th on the final scoresheet.

Super DIRTcar Series teams continue the ‘Great Canadian Tour’ with round two slated for Autodrome Granby on Friday, followed by consecutive nights of Big-Block Modified action at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec and Cornwall Motor Speedway in the province of Ontario from July 10-12.

Super DIRTcar Series Race #6 – Brockville Ontario Speedway, July 9, 2009 ‘Coca-Cola/BOB FM 100’ Big-Block Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 2 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ ($6,000)
2 5 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 1 6 Pat O'Brien/Kingston,ONT
4 9 49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
5 7 96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT
6 11 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
7 12 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
8 16 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
9 20 72 Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT
10 21 7star Danny O'Brien/Kingston,ONT
11 6 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
12 14 88 Tim O'Brien/Kingston,ONT
13 19 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
14 15 66c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
15 3 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
16 4 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
17 26 72x Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE
18 29 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
19 25 07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT
20 8 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
21 31 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
22 22 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
23 18 21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE
24 13 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
25 27 31x Andy Lloyd/Harrowsmith,ONT
26 28 4 Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
27 10 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
28 30 m96 Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT
29 17 0 Bill Gill/Plessis,NY
30 23 35 Adam Moore/Elgin,ONT
31 24 9 Jason Riddell/Cardinal,ONT
GATER RACING NEWS LAP LEADER: Hearn (1-102).
CAUTIONS: 10 for 16 laps.
HEAT WINNERS: J.Phelps, Dagenais, Dingwall, Sheppard.
DIG SAFELY NEW YORK LAST CHANCE RACE WINNERS: D.O'Brien, Chicoine.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Brett Hearn.
RISLONE OIL STABILIZER & TREATMENT WINNER AWARD: Brett Hearn.
BARS LEAKS RUNNER-UP AWARD: Billy Decker.
SYRACUSE RITE AID 200 QUALIFIER: Pat O'Brien.
ALL-STAR WEEKEND EXEMPTION DASH QUALIFIER: Pat O'Brien.
HALFWAY LEADER: Brett Hearn.
BERT/KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Todd Stewart.
XTREME LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Billy Dunn.
PENSKE POWER POSITION AWARD (7th): Matt Sheppard.
INTEGRA SHOCKS FAST TIME AWARD: Jimmy Phelps (15.585sec/86.622mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $27,750.
CARS ENTERED: 39.
NEXT EVENT: Autodrome Granby - July 10, 2009.
DID NOT QUALIFY(8)
X-Chad Phelps/Mexico,NY
3d-Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
12-John Mulder/Spencerville,ONT
55-Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
66w-Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
66x-Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
73-Dave Austin/Perth Road Village,ONT
75j-Joe Banks/Portland,ONT
76-Ryan Poole/Charleston Lake,ONT

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 15.585 86.622 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 15.630 86.372 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 15.788 85.508 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
4 15.827 85.297 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
5 15.861 85.114 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
6 15.884 84.991 88 Tim O'Brien/Kingston,ONT
7 15.892 84.948 35 Adam Moore/Elgin,ONT
8 15.945 84.666 6 Pat O'Brien/Kingston,ONT
9 15.966 84.555 0 Bill Gill/Plessis,NY
10 15.993 84.412 96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT
11 16.131 83.690 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
12 16.161 83.534 21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE
13 16.182 83.426 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
14 16.216 83.251 76 Ryan Poole/Charleston Lake,ONT
15 16.217 83.246 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
16 16.252 83.067 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
17 16.267 82.990 49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
18 16.271 82.970 7star Danny O'Brien/Kingston,ONT
19 16.358 82.528 12 John Mulder/Spencerville,ONT
20 16.422 82.207 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
21 16.484 81.898 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
22 16.495 81.843 72 Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT
23 16.522 81.709 m96 Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT
24 16.527 81.685 31x Andy Lloyd/Harrowsmith,ONT
25 16.528 81.680 3d Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
26 16.533 81.655 66c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
27 16.540 81.620 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
28 16.594 81.355 07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT
29 16.601 81.320 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
30 16.648 81.091 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
31 16.660 81.032 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
32 16.714 80.771 9 Jason Riddell/Cardinal,ONT
33 16.75 80.597 4 Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
34 16.790 80.405 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
35 16.838 80.176 73 Dave Austin/Perth Road Village,ONT
36 16.865 80.047 75j Joe Banks/Portland,ONT
37 16.935 79.717 66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
38 17.058 79.142 72x Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE
39 17.308 77.999 55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
Heat Races (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature; top 3 redrew)
#1: J.Phelps, Decker, P.O’Brien, Wight, Gill, Moore, Lloyd, D.Stacey, Poole, D.Johnson (DNS).
#2: Dagenais, Planck, R.Phelps, T.O’Brien, Bussiere, D.O’Brien, McDonald, Kerr, Banks, Mulder.
#3: Dingwall, Tomkins, Haers, Clair, E.Gauvreau, Riddell, Storms, Scagliotta, Austin, Terrance (DNS).
#4: Sheppard, Dunn, Hearn, Paine, Stewart, Chicoine, D.Gauvreau, Francis, W.Stacey.
Dig Safely New York Last Chance Races: (10 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: D.O’Brien, Moore, Kerr, Lloyd, McDonald, Mulder, D.Stacey, Poole, Banks, D.Johnson (DNS).
#2: Chicoine, Riddell, D.Gauvreau, Storms, Scagliotta, Francis, W.Stacey, Austin, Terrance (DNS).
Guaranteed: D.Johnson.
Provisionals: McDonald, Scagliotta.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Point Standings (Through July 9, 2009)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 20 Brett Hearn 576 576 0 2 6 6 6
2 91 Billy Decker 449 449 -127 1 3 3 6
3 98H Jimmy Phelps 427 427 -149 0 2 4 6
4 9s Matt Sheppard 417 417 -159 1 2 3 6
5 77x Dale Planck 402 402 -174 0 1 3 6
6 3 Justin Haers 379 379 -197 0 0 3 6
7 99 Ryan Phelps 364 364 -212 0 1 3 6
8 84 Gary Tomkins 359 359 -217 0 0 3 6
9 66 Danny Johnson 349 349 -227 0 1 2 6
10 49 Billy Dunn 334 334 -242 0 1 1 6
11 14J Alan Johnson 320 320 -256 1 1 3 5
12 4s Mike Storms 316 316 -260 0 0 1 6
13 99L Larry Wight 281 281 -295 0 0 0 6
14 29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 271 271 -305 0 1 1 5
15 1F Stewart Friesen 255 255 -321 0 2 3 3
16 74 Tim Fuller 198 198 -378 0 1 1 3
17 FX1 Frankie Caprara 138 138 -438 0 0 2 2
18 8 Rich Scagliotta 135 135 -441 0 0 0 2
19 42p Pat Ward 131 131 -445 0 0 1 2
20 6 Pat O'Brien 111 111 -465 0 1 1 1
21 43 Keith Flach 111 111 -465 0 0 0 2
22 34b Andy Bachetti 110 110 -466 0 1 1 1
23 60 Brian Berger 86 86 -490 0 1 1 1
24 96 Kyle Dingwall 85 85 -491 0 1 1 1
25 33.3 Tommy Meier 81 81 -495 0 1 1 1
26 77F Mark Flach Jr. 81 81 -495 0 1 1 1
27 57 Donnie Corellis 77 77 -499 0 0 1 1
28 42 Pete Bicknell 76 76 -500 0 0 1 1
29 09 Willy Decker 71 71 -505 0 0 1 1
30 42 Guy Sheldon 71 71 -505 0 0 1 1
31 7x Steve Paine 68 68 -508 0 0 1 1
32 62 Tom Sears Jr. 68 68 -508 0 0 0 1
33 98 Eddie Marshall 66 66 -510 0 0 0 1
34 72 Todd Stewart 65 65 -511 0 0 1 1
35 07 Tim Kerr 65 65 -511 0 0 0 1
36 7* Danny O'Brien 62 62 -514 0 0 1 1
37 123 Robbie Krull 60 60 -516 0 0 0 1
38 64 Donnie Ackner 59 59 -517 0 0 0 1
39 88 Tim O'Brien 58 58 -518 0 0 0 1
40 26 Ryan Godown 57 57 -519 0 0 0 1
41 22 Eric Gauvreau 56 56 -520 0 0 0 1
42 76 Travis Braun 56 56 -520 0 0 0 1
43 66c Mario Clair 54 54 -522 0 0 0 1
44 14 Jimmy Horton 53 53 -523 0 0 0 1
45 88 Krey Sandstedt 52 52 -524 0 0 0 1
46 115 Kenny Tremont Jr. 51 51 -525 0 0 0 1
47 44 Shannon Whaley 50 50 -526 0 0 0 1
48 1H Tim Hindley 50 50 -526 0 0 0 1
49 124 Pierre Dagenais 49 49 -527 0 0 0 1
50 72x Denis Gauvreau 48 48 -528 0 0 0 1
51 02 Roy Bresnahan 48 48 -528 0 0 0 1
52 17c Bobby Davidson 48 48 -528 0 0 0 1
53 24 Jim Witko Jr. 46 46 -530 0 0 0 1
54 16 Mike Bowman 45 45 -531 0 0 0 1
55 88k Randy Chrysler 45 45 -531 0 0 0 1
56 55 Mike King 45 45 -531 0 0 0 1
57 17 Sean Beardsley 44 44 -532 0 0 0 1
58 26 Rick Richner 44 44 -532 0 0 0 1
59 87 Hector Stratton 44 44 -532 0 0 0 1
60 33 Mike Mahaney 43 43 -533 0 0 0 1
61 48T Dave Rauscher 43 43 -533 0 0 0 1
62 28 Scott Kerwin 43 43 -533 0 0 0 1
63 97 Michel Chicoine 42 42 -534 0 0 0 1
64 99B Chuck Bower 42 42 -534 0 0 0 1
65 3b Chad Brachmann 42 42 -534 0 0 0 1
66 21m Bob McGannon 42 42 -534 0 0 0 1
67 21 Yan Bussiere 41 41 -535 0 0 0 1
68 8R Rob Bellinger 41 41 -535 0 0 0 1
69 20 Jeff McGinnis 41 41 -535 0 0 0 1
70 89b Todd Burley 41 41 -535 0 0 0 1
71 24s Chris Shultz 41 41 -535 0 0 0 1
72 35 Adam Moore 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
73 0 Bill Gill 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
74 x31 Andy Lloyd 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
75 M96 Brian McDonald 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
76 9 Jason Riddell 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
77 1H David Hebert 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
78 83x Tim Sears 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
79 198h Erick Rudolph 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
80 44v Phil Vigneri Jr. 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
81 93 Richie Vinson 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
82 72 Tommy Flannigan 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
83 24v Bobby Varin 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
84 12a Jack Johnson 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
85 33 Ray Swinehart 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
86 39 Ryan Larkin 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
87 87x Paul Gilardi 40 40 -536 0 0 0 1
88 76 Ryan Poole 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
89 3d Dexter Stacey 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
90 12 John Mulder 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
91 75J Joe Banks 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
92 73 Dave Austin 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
93 66w Wallace Stacey 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
94 55 Perry Francis 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
95 66x Carey Terrance 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
96 6T Pete Taylor 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
97 56 Vince Vitale 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
98 160 Johnny Hill 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
99 X Chad Phelps 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
100 13 Tony Steiner 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
101 37c Eric Fisher 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
102 47 Simon Perreault 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
103 96 Dave Axton 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
104 65 Boyd MacTavish 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
105 18 Rick Hoctor 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
106 52 James M. Friesen 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
107 54J Dave Just 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
108 28p Eldon Payne Jr. 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
109 xXx Todd Gordon 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
110 9 Jon Miller 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
111 6m Mat Wiliamson 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
112 11 Bob Broomfield 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
113 8s Justin Sharp 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
114 71 David VanHorn Jr. 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
115 2RJ Ronnie Johnson 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
116 1 Darwin Greene 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
117 79 Jeremy Markle 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
118 25 Mike Kolka 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
119 87J Wayne Jelley 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
120 347 Skip Fox 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
121 24s Rich Salisbury 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
122 518 Kyle Sheldon 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
123 7 John Ruchel Jr. 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0
124 77J J.C. Flach 10 10 -566 0 0 0 0

Super DIRTcar Series Modified Entries – July 9 (39)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
X Chad Phelps/Mexico,NY Haun Welding Supply-Ashley Winery-Midstate Tree Service/Troyer/Morrison
0 Bill Gill/Plessis,NY Gill Racing/TEO/Morrison
07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT Hubert Kerr Construction-Northwood 2 Construction/Bicknell/Enders
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
3d Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE Bully's Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
4 Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ Keizer Aluminum Wheels-Mike Sparta Trckng-Four Star Transmissions/TEO/Morrison
6 Pat O'Brien/Kingston,ONT 730 Truck Stop-Gypsum Logistics-Milestone Concrete/Bicknell/Enders
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Swarthout Recycling-Instant Heat Wood Pellets/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
7star Danny O'Brien/Kingston,ONT Global Warranty-4 Wheel Financial/Bicknell/Nichols Hedd
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Troyer/Feil
9 Jason Riddell/Cardinal,ONT JR Trucking-Ironhorse Transportation/Bicknell/Jim's Performance
9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY Xtreme Lubricants-Seneca Auto Sales/Bicknell/C.C. Performance
12 John Mulder/Spencerville,ONT Mulder Welding-Polite Sand & Gravel/Bicknell/Mike Blok (Eng. Research)
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Motorsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO/Enders
21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE Bud Light/TEO/RL Racing Engines
22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE Micheline Richard Home Sales-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Johnson Motorsports/Troyer/B&M
31x Andy Lloyd/Harrowsmith,ONT Car Kingston-Corcoran Excavating-Collins Trucking/TEO/Morrison
35 Adam Moore/Elgin,ONT R.R. Equipment-Four-O-One Electric-E&A Welding/Bicknell/Engines Extra
49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY Number One Speed-American Traditions-Fast Lube Watertown/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY C&B Boating Enterprise-Action Race Parts-Flint Communications Group/TEO/Pogo
66c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE Bully's Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE Bully's Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY Akwesasne Filter Manufacturing-Tomahawk Tobacco-RezX Racing/TEO/Kevlar
72 Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT ReMax Realty-Red Line Oil/TEO/DSE1
72x Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE Micheline Richard Home Sales-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
73 Dave Austin/Perth Road Village,ONT Austin Racing/Bicknell/Engine Extra
75j Joe Banks/Portland,ONT Willows Agriservices-Dockside Restaurant/Bicknell/CHE(Mopar)
76 Ryan Poole/Charleston Lake,ONT M.A.D.D.-Brockville Motor Sales/Bicknell/Mike Blok (Eng. Research)
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY RezX Racing-Grow It Hydroseeding-Action Race Parts-Teo Fab./TEO/Kevlar
84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Rochester Americans-National Guard/Bicknell/Mastin
88 Tim O'Brien/Kingston,ONT Jim's Performance Plus-SG Wells Ford/TEO/Jim's Performance Ford
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Kevlar
96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT Eastern Ontario Millwrighting-Harlenvino Transportation/Bicknell/Mike Blok(Eng.Res.)
m96 Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT Northwood 2 Construction-Kriska Transport-Hubert Kerr Construction/Bicknell/Enders
97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE GMCI Express-E.Beaudry Enterprises/Bicknell/Enders
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk N.E.-New England Race Fuels-Joe Gibbs Racing Oil/Troyer/Bruneau-F-L
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell/Kevlar
124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE Carriere Sabliere (Quarry Dagenais)/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron

SKIDMARKS
No Rain, No Gain
: Brockville Ontario Speedway was scheduled to host a Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series show last Saturday before rain soaked the three-eighths miler forcing promoter Paul Kirkland to throw in the towel and start preparing for Thursday’s Big-Block bill. Even upon arrival to the ‘City of the 100 Islands’ on Thursday, puddles were prevalent around the parking area and pits although the track was in prime condition while grandstands were unaffected on race day.

Some Paine, Some Gain: American Steve Paine made his first Super DIRTcar Series start of the season in round five, and it was at an old track favorite where he has posted 14 feature wins in Big-Block and Small-Block competition while collecting Brockville’s only Big-Block points title in 2005. Paine pointed out that plans to make the upcoming haul to both Granby and Drummond and close out the Great Canadian Tour at Cornwall “if the car is still in one piece” before attending at least 90% of the remaining Series stops through October. The ‘Hurricane’ continues to contend weekly back in the states at Canandaigua and Cayuga County Fair speedways, where he has logged a pair of feature wins.

Pot Holes: Hall of Famer Bob McCreadie in the pits serving as crew chief for Pierre Dagenais, who is on his way to complete recovery following a hip replacement in March. Fortunately, it was his left hip as he was able to keep his right foot down on the gas pedal for the duration…Like son, like father as Danny Johnson entered the same orange no. 27J Troyer machine that his 17 year-old son Dan Jr. debuted last Friday in the Series stop at Ransomville Speedway…For the first time in a Super DIRTcar Series event, three brothers qualified for the same event putting Pat, Danny and Tim O’Brien in a league of their own in the DIRTcar Racing Northeast record book. Siblings Eric and Denis Gauvreau also advanced to the starting grid along with cousins Jimmy and Ryan Phelps, although the father/son tandem of Wallace and Dexter Stacey were unable to advance past the consolation round…VP Racing Fuels’ Eastern Regional Manager Jim Kelly and VP's Technical Consultant for Oval Track Racing Engines Freddie Turza were pitside throughout the night conducting random fuel checks while Series Director Cory Reed helped iron on the required VP uniform patches from inside the familiar mobile operations trailer…

UPCOMING EVENTS
Super DIRTcar Series teams headed down the Canadian turnpike for back-to-back shows in Quebec at autodromes Granby and Drummond on July 10-11 before concluding the ‘Great Canadian Tour’ on Sunday at Cornwall in Ontario.

2009 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Schedule
NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up Point event.
*All events subject to change
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DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 11 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Thr-Feb 12 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Fri-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Jamie Mills
Sat-Feb 14 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Brett Hearn
Sat-Mar 28 Hagerstown Speedway rain-cancelled
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway Duane Howard
Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway rain-cancelled
Wed-Jun 17 Orange Co Fair Speedway Bily Decker
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Alan Johnson
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Brett Hearn
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sat-Aug 8 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Aug 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY ($17,500-to-win)
Sun-Sep 6 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 11 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA
Sat-Sep 19 -TBA-
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($50,000-to-win)
Sun-Oct 18 -TBA-
Sun-Oct 25 -TBA-

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com, home of the 2009 DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Sportsman and Big-Block Modifieds in the richest short-track show of its kind in the nation --- the $20,000-to-win Super DIRTcar Series “DIRTcar All-Star 100” on Sunday, July 19.

The Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.



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