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Billy_Decker_GBY_720102009_WEBGranby, QUEJuly 10, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Sylvain Buisson Photo


For the second straight night a late-race caution period lengthened the Super DIRTcar Series main event. And for the second consecutive show it was veteran open-wheel pilots Brett Hearn and Billy Decker dicing it out tooth and nail at the front of the pack for more than half the race.



The Friday night finale at Autodrome Granby added a little twist to the outcome as it was Decker finally able to make the winning move past Hearn, cruising home for his first-ever win at the popular Quebec track to collect the $6,000 top prize in the headline ‘Fromagerie Qualite Summum 100’ for Big-Block Modifieds.

“I hope the fans enjoyed this one because its all we got right here,” remarked Decker, 44, following his second Series win of the season. Ironically, the Unadilla, New York driver picked up his first win in Hearn’s own promotion at Orange County Fair Speedway in June, a mid-week show that was cut short to 59 laps due to rain.

“The track was slippery but even from top to bottom and that’s what makes it raceable. If its just slippery in one groove and heavy in another its not very good racing. When its like this its good racing or when it supersonic its good racing, too,” noted Decker, after the defending overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champion notched his 51st career SDS victory.

Despite the final yellow flag requiring a green-white-checkered flag finish, Decker sprinted out to a 10 car-length advantage over Hearn with Jimmy Phelps, Matt Sheppard and Frenchman David Hebert heading up the top-five in round number seven of the 2009 Super DIRTcar Series.

To the delight of the packed partisan crowd showing their support on a warm summer night, Hebert bested 41 other DIRTcar Modified entries to claim his first career Integra Shocks Fast Time Award. His one-lap clocking of 21.215 was nearly three seconds slower than the track record established last July by Waterloo, New York’s Steve Paine who circled the half-miler in a time of 18.410 sec. for an average speed over 97 mph.

Yet for the second time in the past four tour events, Hearn drew the pole position to start inside row one on the feature race grid while Hebert selected the worst of 12 numbers to sit outside row six when the initial green flag unfurled.

Hearn wasted little time charging out front but no sooner than his blue Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO moved to the point, the huge 38-car starting field was brought to an abrupt halt in the aftermath of local racer Jean Boissonneault flipping his Bicknell mount down the back straightaway. Also limping away with folds in their sheet metal from the early race skirmish that forced officials to throw a rare red flag were Dominic Dufault, Steve Langlois, Kayle Robidoux and Wallace Stacey, although no injuries were reported.

Back under green, Hearn paced the field with Ryan Phelps, Series rookie Michael Storms, Gary Tomkins and Jimmy Phelps in tow. With a dozen laps complete Tomkins had moved in to challenge from the runner-up slot, while both Phelps cousins, Decker, Sheppard and Hebert locked horns in a heated battle for positions three through seven.

Decker emerged as the man on the move, securing fourth on lap 16, ducking underneath teammate Ryan Phelps for third three laps later, then taking advantage of Tomkins slipping up high in the first turn to salvage second and set his sights on Hearn. Wallace Stacey slowed on lap 26 to allow Decker to pull up along side on the ensuing restart, although the first attempt to wrestle away the point found little success.

Leading Quebecois drivers Francois Bernier slowed (lap 38) in turns three-four and Martin Roy parked (lap 60) his mount up against the wall in the same area to incur another pair of caution periods, with Hearn and Decker chased by Jimmy Phelps, Sheppard and Tomkins at the halfway mark.

Decker remained relentless in his bid to overtake the ‘Corporate Jet,’ rubbing rails low in turn on lap 66, testing the high line before Hearn slammed the door closed on the back straight before pulling right alongside the leader yet still unable to finish the deal. Getting the best bite of the night in the inside groove between turns one and two, Decker made his final effort stick and forged the only lead change when the pair exited the last corner to complete lap 75.

On this night steering Stacey’s back-up yellow Bully's Truck Stop no. 66 -CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell machine, Danny Johnson came to a stop exiting turn two to bring out the final yellow flag on lap 95. The late race slowdown pushed the Modified main beyond the scheduled 100-lap distance, but it never even mattered as Decker fired first on the last restart and was never challenged over the final mile.

“We were racing there and Brett was doing a good job and then Jimmy was coming on that next groove up,” stated Decker, after posting his DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit-best 10th Big-Block feature win of the season aboard the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell ride. “I don’t think if it weren’t for a caution he probably would’ve passed both of us. I got lucky and caught the caution at the right time, then moved up and used that groove and was able to get a little head start and get her done.”

While Decker was on course for his first feature win at Granby, defending race winner Hearn was in the hunt for his eighth Series victory since 1990.

“I tried to hit every mark I could, tried to stay as smoothe as I could for as long as I could,” lamented a disappointed Hearn, who had captured his second Series race the previous night at Brockville Ontario Speedway in the province of Ontario. “But in the end the no. 91 was better than we were tonight.”

“As the race went on I tried to be very precise. I don’t think we were all that good tonight, just kept trying to keep the car as smooth as I could,” said Hearn, who remains well ahead of Decker in the Series point standings through seven events, with Jimmy Phelps ranking third ahead of Sheppard and Dale Planck.

On the heels of a disappointing outcome the night before at Brockville, Phelps was content with his second top-three finish in the past three races.

“We’re happy with third, we had a tough night last night and to come back and run up front is really good for the team,” figured Phelps, 34, who is still in search is first tour win of the season steering the Mohawk N.E.-New England Race Fuels-Joe Gibbs Racing Oil/Troyer machine car. “We had a good night.”

“I thought it was going to get interesting for a little while. We got ‘em in lapped traffic and got it up there racing with those guys. On a clear track they were a little better than us, just have to work harder tomorrow. We were all on the same track tonight, it sure made it interesting because different guys went with different tires. I guess the bottom line is we had good track position and caught a few breaks early that got us up in the mix. I think we got better as the middle of the race went on, just not as good as the two guys that finished ahead,” Phelps added.

Super DIRTcar Series teams are ready to contend in the second half of the ‘Great Canadian Tour’ with the third round on tap at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec on Saturday, followed by the final night of Big-Block Modified action at Cornwall Motor Speedway in the province of Ontario on Sunday, July 12.

Super DIRTcar Series Race #7 – Autodrome Granby, July 10, 2009 ‘14th Fromagerie Qualite Summum 100’ Big-Block Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 6 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY ($6,000)
2 1 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
3 7 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
4 5 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
5 12 1 David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
6 13 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
7 16 73 Alain Boisvert/Pointe-Claire,QUE
8 3 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
9 28 54 Steve Bernard/St Paul Abbotsford,QUE
10 4 4 Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
11 9 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
12 10 3h Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
13 37 44 Sebastien Gougeon/Drummondville,QUE
14 21 3 Claude Brouillard/Tracy,QUE
15 17 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
16 8 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
17 14 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
18 24 21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE
19 25 22j Gino Clair/Drummondville,QUE
20 15 39 Clement Therrien/Victoriaville,QUE
21 32 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
22 36 2x Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE
23 30 46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE
24 27 85 David Langlois/St.Philippe,QUE
25 26 66x Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
26 11 49x Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
27 19 90 Martin Roy/Napierville,QUE
28 29 42 Guy Parenteau/Sorel,QUE
29 35 3d Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
30 38 87 Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE
31 22 49 Francois Bernier/St-Hyacinthe,QUE
32 23 74 Frederic Gamache/Granby,QUE
33 2 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
34 34 66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
35 31 88 Eric Lefebvre/Drummondville,QUE
36 33 23 Dany Bilodeau/Victoriaville,QUE
37 18 63 Dominic Dufault/Ste-Victoire,QUE
38 20 61 Jean Boissonneault/Granby,QUE
GATER RACING NEWS LAP LEADERS: Hearn (1-74), Decker (75-102).
CAUTIONS: 5 for 18 laps; 1 RED FLAG (lap 1).
HEAT WINNERS: Hebert, J.Phelps, R.Phelps, Dunn.
DIG SAFELY NEW YORK LAST CHANCE RACE WINNERS: Brouillard, Bernier.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Billy Decker.
RISLONE OIL STABILIZER & TREATMENT WINNER AWARD: Billy Decker.
BARS LEAKS RUNNER-UP AWARD: Brett Hearn.
SYRACUSE RITE AID 200 QUALIFIER: Jimmy Phelps.
ALL-STAR WEEKEND EXEMPTION DASH QUALIFIER: David Hebert.
HALFWAY LEADER: Brett Hearn.
BERT/KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Sebastien Gougeon.
XTREME LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Billy Decker.
PENSKE POWER POSITION AWARD (9th): Steve Bernard.
INTEGRA SHOCKS FAST TIME AWARD: David Hebert (21.215sec/84.846mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $30.150.
CARS ENTERED: 42.
NEXT EVENT: Autodrome Drummond - July 11, 2009.
DID NOT QUALIFY(4)
4k-Jasmine Leveille/Prevost,QUE
14-Pierre Berthiaume/Joliette,QUE
39a-Alan Therrien/Victoriaville,QUE
172-Andre Gauthier/Granby,QUE
QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 21.215 84.846 1 David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 21.258 84.674 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
3 21.361 84.266 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
4 21.721 82.869 49x Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
5 21.754 82.743 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
6 21.775 82.664 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
7 21.778 82.652 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
8 21.844 82.402 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
9 21.850 82.380 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
10 22.006 81.796 73 Alain Boisvert/Pointe-Claire,QUE
11 22.018 81.751 3h Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
12 22.028 81.714 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
13 22.044 81.655 3 Claude Brouillard/Tracy,QUE
14 22.056 81.610 66x Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
15 22.057 81.607 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
16 22.069 81.562 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
17 22.096 81.463 87 Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE
18 22.102 81.441 39 Clement Therrien/Victoriaville,QUE
19 22.105 81.430 61 Jean Boissonneault/Granby,QUE
22.105 81.430 63 Dominic Dufault/Ste-Victoire,QUE
21 22.144 81.286 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
22 22.151 81.260 4 Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
23 22.164 81.213 2x Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE
22.164 81.213 85 David Langlois/St.Philippe,QUE
25 22.176 81.169 54 Steve Bernard/St Paul Abbotsford,QUE
26 22.189 81.121 42 Guy Parenteau/Sorel,QUE
27 22.202 81.074 21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE
28 22.268 80.833 90 Martin Roy/Napierville,QUE
29 22.279 80.794 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
30 22.306 80.696 22j Gino Clair/Drummondville,QUE
31 22.354 80.523 23 Dany Bilodeau/Victoriaville,QUE
32 22.381 80.425 49 Francois Bernier/St-Hyacinthe,QUE
33 22.494 80.021 14 Pierre Berthiaume/Joliette,QUE
34 22.566 79.766 44 Sebastien Gougeon/Drummondville,QUE
35 22.593 79.671 74 Frederic Gamache/Granby,QUE
36 22.679 79.369 88 Eric Lefebvre/Drummondville,QUE
37 22.705 79.278 46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE
38 22.708 79.267 4k Jasmine Leveille/Prevost,QUE
39 22.783 79.006 39a Alan Therrien/Victoriaville,QUE
40 22.904 78.589 3d Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
41 23.290 77.286 66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
42 23.451 76.756 172 Andre Gauthier/Granby,QUE

Heat Races (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature; top 3 redrew)
#1: Hebert, Tomkins, Sheppard, Paine, Wight, G.Clair, Gougeon, Lefebvre, Langlois, Bilodeau.
#2: J.Phelps, Planck, Haers, Scagliotta, Dufault, Brouillard, Gamache, Parenteau, D.Stacey, Gauthier, Berthiaume.
#3: R.Phelps, M.Clair, Storms, C.Therrien, Roy, Bussiere, Robidoux, W.Stacey, Chicoine, Fortier, Gagne.
#4: Dunn, Decker, Hearn, Boisvert, Boissonneault, Bernier, Bernard, D.Johnson, Leveille, A.Therrien.
Dig Safely New York Last Chance Races: (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature)
#1:Brouillard, Gamache, G.Clair, Langlois, Parenteau, Lefebvre, Bilodeau, D.Stacey, Gougeon, Berthiaume, Gauthier.
#2: Bernier, Bussiere, D.Johnson, Bernard, Robidoux, A.Therrien, Chicoine, W.Stacey, Fortier, Gagne, Leveille.
Added: Lefebvre, Chicoine, Bilodeau, W.Stacey, D.Stacey, Fortier, Gougeon, Gagne.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Point Standings (Through July 10, 2009)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 20 Brett Hearn 672 672 0 2 7 7 7
2 91 Billy Decker 552 552 -120 2 4 4 7
3 98H Jimmy Phelps 522 522 -150 0 3 5 7
4 9s Matt Sheppard 503 503 -169 1 3 4 7
5 77x Dale Planck 455 455 -217 0 1 3 7
6 3 Justin Haers 438 438 -234 0 0 3 7
7 84 Gary Tomkins 430 430 -242 0 0 4 7
8 99 Ryan Phelps 409 409 -263 0 1 3 7
9 66 Danny Johnson 389 389 -283 0 1 2 7
10 4 Mike Storms 379 379 -293 0 0 2 7
11 49 Billy Dunn 379 379 -293 0 1 1 7
12 99L Larry Wight 333 333 -339 0 0 0 7
13 14J Alan Johnson 320 320 -352 1 1 3 5
14 29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 271 271 -401 0 1 1 5
15 1F Stewart Friesen 255 255 -417 0 2 3 3
16 74 Tim Fuller 198 198 -474 0 1 1 3
17 8 Rich Scagliotta 183 183 -489 0 0 0 3
18 7x Steve Paine 144 144 -528 0 0 2 2
19 FX1 Frankie Caprara 138 138 -534 0 0 2 2
20 42p Pat Ward 131 131 -541 0 0 1 2
21 1H David Hebert 130 130 -542 0 1 1 2
22 22 Mario Clair 117 117 -555 0 0 0 2
23 6 Pat O'Brien 111 111 -561 0 1 1 1
24 43 Keith Flach 111 111 -561 0 0 0 2
25 34b Andy Bachetti 110 110 -562 0 1 1 1
26 21 Yan Bussiere 87 87 -585 0 0 0 2
27 60 Brian Berger 86 86 -586 0 1 1 1
28 97 Michel Chicoine 85 85 -587 0 0 0 2
29 33.3 Tommy Meier 81 81 -591 0 1 1 1
30 77F Mark Flach Jr. 81 81 -591 0 1 1 1
31 57 Donnie Corellis 77 77 -595 0 0 1 1
32 42 Pete Bicknell 76 76 -596 0 0 1 1
33 73 Alain Boisvert 72 72 -600 0 0 1 1
34 09 Willy Decker 71 71 -601 0 0 1 1
35 42 Guy Sheldon 71 71 -601 0 0 1 1
36 62 Tom Sears Jr. 68 68 -604 0 0 0 1
37 98 Eddie Marshall 66 66 -606 0 0 0 1
38 54 Steve Bernard 65 65 -607 0 0 1 1
39 07 Tim Kerr 65 65 -607 0 0 0 1
40 123 Robbie Krull 60 60 -612 0 0 0 1
41 64 Donnie Ackner 59 59 -613 0 0 0 1
42 26 Ryan Godown 57 57 -615 0 0 0 1
43 44 Sebastien Gougeon 56 56 -616 0 0 0 1
44 76 Travis Braun 56 56 -616 0 0 0 1
45 3 Claude Brouillard 54 54 -618 0 0 0 1
46 14 Jimmy Horton 53 53 -619 0 0 0 1
47 88 Krey Sandstedt 52 52 -620 0 0 0 1
48 115 Kenny Tremont Jr. 51 51 -621 0 0 0 1
49 3d Dexter Stacey 50 50 -622 0 0 0 1
50 66w Wallace Stacey 50 50 -622 0 0 0 1
51 44 Shannon Whaley 50 50 -622 0 0 0 1
52 1H Tim Hindley 50 50 -622 0 0 0 1
53 02 Roy Bresnahan 48 48 -624 0 0 0 1
54 17c Bobby Davidson 48 48 -624 0 0 0 1
55 24 Jim Witko Jr. 46 46 -626 0 0 0 1
56 16 Mike Bowman 45 45 -627 0 0 0 1
57 88k Randy Chrysler 45 45 -627 0 0 0 1
58 55 Mike King 45 45 -627 0 0 0 1
59 39 Clement Therrien 44 44 -628 0 0 0 1
60 17 Sean Beardsley 44 44 -628 0 0 0 1
61 26 Rick Richner 44 44 -628 0 0 0 1
62 87 Hector Stratton 44 44 -628 0 0 0 1
63 33 Mike Mahaney 43 43 -629 0 0 0 1
64 48T Dave Rauscher 43 43 -629 0 0 0 1
65 28 Scott Kerwin 43 43 -629 0 0 0 1
66 99B Chuck Bower 42 42 -630 0 0 0 1
67 3b Chad Brachmann 42 42 -630 0 0 0 1
68 21m Bob McGannon 42 42 -630 0 0 0 1
69 46 Kayle Robidoux 41 41 -631 0 0 0 1
70 8R Rob Bellinger 41 41 -631 0 0 0 1
71 20 Jeff McGinnis 41 41 -631 0 0 0 1
72 89b Todd Burley 41 41 -631 0 0 0 1
73 24s Chris Shultz 41 41 -631 0 0 0 1
74 85 David Langlois 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
75 23 Dany Bilodeau 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
76 63 Dominic Dufault 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
77 74 Fredric Gamache 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
78 49 Francois Bernier 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
79 83x Tim Sears 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
80 198h Erick Rudolph 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
81 44v Phil Vigneri Jr. 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
82 93 Richie Vinson 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
83 72 Tommy Flannigan 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
84 24v Bobby Varin 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
85 12a Jack Johnson 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
86 33 Ray Swinehart 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
87 39 Ryan Larkin 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
88 87x Paul Gilardi 40 40 -632 0 0 0 1
89 14 Pierre Berthiaume 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
90 4k Jasmine Leveille 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
91 39a Alan Therrien 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
92 6T Pete Taylor 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
93 56 Vince Vitale 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
94 160 Johnny Hill 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
95 X Chad Phelps 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
96 13 Tony Steiner 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
97 37c Eric Fisher 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
98 47 Simon Perreault 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
99 96 Dave Axton 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
100 65 Boyd MacTavish 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
101 18 Rick Hoctor 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
102 52 James M. Friesen 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
103 54J Dave Just 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
104 28p Eldon Payne Jr. 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
105 xXx Todd Gordon 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
106 9 Jon Miller 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
107 6m Mat Wiliamson 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
108 11 Bob Broomfield 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
109 8s Justin Sharp 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
110 71 David VanHorn Jr. 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
111 2RJ Ronnie Johnson 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
112 1 Darwin Greene 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
113 79 Jeremy Markle 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
114 25 Mike Kolka 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
115 87J Wayne Jelley 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
116 347 Skip Fox 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
117 24s Rich Salisbury 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
118 518 Kyle Sheldon 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
119 7 John Ruchel Jr. 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0
120 77J J.C. Flach 10 10 -662 0 0 0 0

Super DIRTcar Series Modified Entries – July 10 (42)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
X Chad Phelps/Mexico,NY Haun Welding Supply-Ashley Winery-Midstate Tree Service/Troyer/Morrison
1 David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE Mecanique Electrique CMPL-Coffrage Levesque/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
2x Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE NAPA Auto Parts-Castrol/Troyer/BHP
3 Claude Brouillard/Tracy,QUE R.Brouillette Transport-G.A.D. Brouillard/Bicknell/RL Racing Engines
3d Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE Bully's Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
3h Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
4k Jasmine Leveille/Prevost,QUE Nord Sud Honda-Auto Transit 2-20/Troyer/Morrison
4s Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ Keizer Aluminum Wheels-Mike Sparta Trckng-Four Star Transmissions/TEO/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Swarthout Recycling-Instant Heat Wood Pellets/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Troyer/Feil
9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY Xtreme Lubricants-Seneca Auto Sales/Bicknell/C.C. Performance
14 Pierre Berthiaume/Joliette,QUE Yves Dessureault Racing/Bicknell/Berthiaume
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Motorsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO/Enders
21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE Bud Lime/TEO/RL Racing Engines
22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE Bully's Truck Stop-Bert Transmission-Batiments JDL/Bicknell/Morrison
22j Gino Clair/Drummondville,QUE Dionne & Sons Auto Parts/TEO/Kevlar
23 Dany Bilodeau/Victoriaville,QUE Entrepot Victo-Garage Bilodeau/Troyer/RL Racing Engines
39 Clement Therrien/Victoriaville,QUE Carrosserie St-Calixte Racing/Bicknell/RL Performance
39a Alan Therrien/Victoriaville,QUE Carrosserie St-Calixte Racing-JT Rerrassement/Bicknell/BHP
42 Guy Parenteau/Sorel,QUE GP Auto/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
44 Sebastien Gougeon/Drummondville,QUE Gougeon Bros. Service Center/TEO/Doyon
46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE Bert Transmission-Genesis Racing Shocks-Rube Restaurant/TEO/Clements
49 Francois Bernier/St-Hyacinthe,QUE Steph's Best Deal-Bernier Excavation/POP/RL Performance
49x Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY Number One Speed-American Traditions-Fast Lube Watertown/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
54 Steve Bernard/St Paul Abbotsford,QUE Robert Bernard Tire Service-Robert Transport-Burrowes Insrnce/Bicknell/Enders
61 Jean Boissonneault/Granby,QUE Resto Pub Dix10-Shefford Remorquage/Bicknell/Boomer Racing
63 Dominic Dufault/Ste-Victoire,QUE Transport Pierco-BL-Les Macineries Tenco/Troyer/RL Performance
66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE Bully's Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
66x Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Bully's Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
73 Alain Boisvert/Pointe-Claire,QUE ESP St-Pierre Autos Auction-Elegance Autos/Bicknell/AMB Performance
74 Frederic Gamache/Granby,QUE Performance POP/POP Performance/AMB Performance
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
85 David Langlois/St.Philippe,QUE R.Langlois Construction-Como Pizzeria-Soudure LPB/Bicknell/Clements
87 Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE Demers Transport-Dooly's/Troyer/RL Performance
88 Eric Lefebvre/Drummondville,QUE Hooters-BoTown Discotheque/Bicknell/Boomer Racing
90 Martin Roy/Napierville,QUE J.E. Fortin Racing-Gamache Truck Centre/Bicknell/Clements
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Kevlar
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
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell/Kevlar
172 Andre Gauthier/Granby,QUE Gauthier Racing/Troyer/Martin Hebert

SKIDMARKS
Border Talk
: Series regulars Alan Johnson and Jeff Brownell Jr. are the only drivers not to make the trip over the border for the 2009 edition of the Great Canadian Tour. Johnson had vaulted to sixth in the point standings following his Fulton win while Brownell had locked up guaranteed race status with a 12th-place position through the initial five races.

Final Prep For All-Star Weekend: Victories at Brockville (Hearn) and Granby (Decker) are among the final tune-ups for the inaugural All-Star Weekend that is ready to make history next week, July 17-19, at Cayuga County Fair Speedway. Both drivers are also already locked into the starting grid for the first-ever Exemption Dash that goes off Saturday, July 18.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Super DIRTcar Series teams travel across the province for a second straight show in Quebec, hitting Autodrome Drummond on July 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 Billy Decker
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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