Phelps Finds Success With Latest Super DIRTcar Series Victory In Canada
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Cornwall, ONTAugust 23, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Rick Young Photo

Central New York chauffeur Jimmy Phelps ended a year-long drought Sunday night as he captured his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in the headline Akwesasne Mohawk Casino International 100 at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Competition in Canada has been kind to the Baldwinsville, New York driver as his last tour triumph was scored at Merrittville (Ont.) Speedway in August of 2008. Career series win number five is just the third win taken anywhere this season for last year’s runner-up in the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship point standings.

“Man, we needed this (win), we’ve been so up and down all year with trying to find some consistency,” stated Phelps, 34, who holds down third in the current Mr. DIRTcar points chase behind leader Brett Hearn and hot shot Matt Sheppard. “We were real balanced tonight and things seemed to go in our favor.”

“These guys built this new car about three weeks ago and we had only around 4-5 races on it. The thing has been awesome right out of the box. Can’t thank the guys at Troyer enough, certainly can’t thank Curt for the job he does keeping it bolted together tight because tonight it really needed it. The track was awfully demanding tonight, fortunately these guys put a good car under me that I knew would make it to the end,” noted Phelps, who was one of 11 drivers to complete the entire 100 lap distance, with only three more cars taking the checkered flag.

Closest in pursuit at the line were popular Frenchman Pierre Dagenais and veteran New Yorker Danny Johnson, followed by Hearn, defending race winner Gary Tomkins and Sheppard. Reigning Mr. DIRTcar points king Billy Decker was the last to be scored on the lead lap after a late-race flat tire knocked him out of the top-three.

Plenty of rain from the day before and the forecast of more on raceday put track owner Ron Morin on the look-out all evening as the heavy quarter-miler was as treacherous as it was fast, making the century grind a battle of attrition as much as it was a struggle to keep up with the leaders throughout. Phelps took advantage of flat tires by Hearn and Decker to first inherit then hold on to the lead en route to the $6,000 victory, easily his biggest of the year steering the H&H Motorsports no. 98H Mohawk N.E.-New England Race Fuels-Joe Gibbs Racing Oil/Troyer machine.

“We were able to take advantage of guys that were real tight and pushing, and also good enough to get by those that were free and loose. The bottom line is we caught some breaks and just had a real good race car to be around when it counted. Fortunately, we got a yellow (flag) here and there to take a breather. It would’ve been a question mark whether we could’ve made it to the end so I’m just real happy right now for everybody involved,” Phelps pointed out.

In search of a fourth series win in five starts, Sheppard kicked off the Canadian card by collecting his fifth Integra Shocks Fast Time Award in pre-race trials. The Waterloo, N.Y. star drew his car number (9) to start the main inside row five yet could only get as high as fourth on the 30-car grid with a quarter of the race in the record book.

Hearn easily out-distanced the field from lap one steering the Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger/TEO entry, able to pull away at will from the pack following each of the eight yellow flags that flew prior to he halfway mark. The ‘Jersey Jet’ built up nearly a straightaway lead over Tomkins and Johnson after just five laps, with 12th-place starter Phelps rolling into the top-three as lap 10 clicked off.

With the leaders facing traffic throughout much of the 100-lap Modified main, Hearn reached some of the heaviest on lap 40 enabling Tomkins to give his best shot before fading back after the halfway point. Some pressure was lifted from the front-runners when fourth-place Sheppard suffered a flat right-rear tire on lap 45, although two-time tour winner in ’09 Decker helped fill the void in his Gypsum Express, navigating through lapped cars to steal third from Phelps on lap 46 with Dagenais making up the top-five with half the race scored.

Tomkins suddenly slipped high on the 51st circuit allowing Phelps to grab second while Decker and Dagenais drop-kicked him to fifth ending his bid to repeat in the Cornwall classic. The ninth caution of the race on lap 59 proved to be pivotal as during the slowdown Hearn experienced a right-rear flat tire, electing to duck pitside right before the green lights reappeared, giving Phelps his first lead on lap 64 in the process.

Another flat, this time for Ryan Phelps, incurred still another caution period on lap 74, once again bunching the shrinking field paced by Phelps, Decker and Dagenais, with Tomkins and Danny Johnson holding down front-five slots. Five laps later, Dagenais slid under Decker for runner-up honors, yet in one quick blast, Decker moved to the high side and ultimately grabbed the lead from Phelps on lap 87.

Decker last only two laps out front before slipping high in turn four as Phelps forged what amounted to the final lead change on lap 89. Three more times around turned out to be too much for Decker as a soft right-rear tread sent him limping into the pits with and with just five laps to go the ‘Frankin Flyer’ was suddenly forced to pick up the back of the pack.

Hearn continued his charge from the rear following the inopportune tire replacement 2/3rds of the way through, securing sixth-place for the final run to the checkers with only a handful of laps to go. He then stormed into fourth over the remaining four circuits, yet could advance no further as time ran out giving Phelps a narrow victory worth $6,000. Runner-up Dagenais earned a guaranteed starting berth in the prestigious 200-lap Championship race on Oct. 11 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse after his best-ever Super DIRTcar Series race finish..

“This is the first good performance with the Big-Block Series, that’s for sure,” said Dagenais, a four-time DIRTcar 358-Modified track champion, with three of his Small-Block feature wins coming this year at Autodrome Edelweiss. His self-owned no 124 Carriere Sabliere (Quarry Dagenais)/Bicknell ride also housed a 358 cubic inch powerplant, earning him a guaranteed starting berth in the Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Championship at the New York State Fairgrounds on Oct. 10.

Added third-place finisher Danny Johnson, the last to arrive at the track on Sunday afternoon, “Of course starting up front we would’ve liked to have won, but dropping back as far as we did and getting back up to third I’m real happy to get a podium finish. Have to thank Dave Thompson (owner) for giving me this ride here and all the guys for getting the car ready for me today. It wasn’t perfect, but its wasn’t bad either,” said Johnson, 49, who helped put two Troyer chassis in the top-three this year for the first time after posting just his second front-five finish through 14 extra-distance tour races.

The final mid-week Super DIRTcar Series show arrives in just our more days as the revival of the ‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.’ title event takes place on the high banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway with a whopping $17,500 saved for the 100-lap winner on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Super DIRTcar Series Race #14 – Cornwall Motor Speedway, August 23, 2009 ‘15th Annual Akwesasne Mohawk Casino International 100’ Big-Block Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 12 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY ($6,000)
2 4 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
3 1 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
4 2 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
5 5 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
6 9 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
7 22 73x Roy Delormier/Cornwall Island,ONT
8 6 46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE
9 20 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
10 16 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
11 7 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
12 11 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
13 25 fx1 Clayton Benedict/Akwesasne,ONT
14 19 14 Mitchell Jock/Akwesasne,NY
15 17 23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
16 28 m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY
17 15 55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
18 3 40 Joel Doiron/Alexandria,ONT
19 10 88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
20 29 99v Ron Valade/North Lancaster,ONT
21 14 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
22 8 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
23 21 6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
24 13 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
25 24 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
26 18 73 Alain Boisvert/Pointe-Claire,QUE
27 30 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
28 23 4* Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
29 26 16 Gage Morin/St.Andrews,ONT
30 27 96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT
GATER RACING NEWS LAP LEADERS: Hearn (1-63), J.Phelps (64-86), Decker (87-88), J.Phelps (89-100).
CAUTIONS: 12 for 19 laps.
HEAT WINNERS: Hearn, Sheppard, R.Phelps.
DIG SAFELY NEW YORK LAST CHANCE RACE WINNER: Jock.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Jimmy Phelps.
RISLONE OIL STABILIZER & TREATMENT WINNER AWARD: Jimmy Phelps.
BARS LEAKS RUNNER-UP AWARD: Pierre Dagenais.
SYRACUSE SDW XXXVIII 200 QUALIFIER: Pierre Dagenais.
HALFWAY LEADER: Brett Hearn.
BERT/KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Roy Delormier.
XTREME LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Carey Terrance.
PENSKE POWER POSITION AWARD (20th): Ron Valade.
INTEGRA SHOCKS FAST TIME AWARD: Matt Sheppard (13.027sec/69.087mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $27,750.
CARS ENTERED: 32.
NEXT EVENT: Lebanon Valley Speedway “Budweiser-Hoosier Mr. DIRT Track USA 100” – August 27, 2009.
DID NOT QUALIFY(2)
17-Marc Therrien/Williamstown,ONT
97-Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 13.027 69.087 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 13.072 68.849 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
3 13.076 68.828 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
4 13.120 68.598 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
5 13.124 68.577 4* Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
6 13.162 68.379 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
7 13.192 68.223 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
8 13.210 68.130 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
9 13.253 67.909 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
10 13.281 67.766 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
11 13.283 67.756 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
12 13.286 67.740 88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
13 13.301 67.664 73x Roy Delormier/Cornwall Island,ONT
14 13.304 67.649 73 Alain Boisvert/Pointe-Claire,QUE
15 13.331 67.512 55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
16 13.354 67.396 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
17 13.404 67.144 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
18 13.414 67.094 40 Joel Doiron/Alexandria,ONT
19 13.435 66.989 6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
20 13.446 66.934 46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE
21 13.469 66.820 23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
22 13.559 66.377 fx1 Clayton Benedict/Akwesasne,ONT
23 13.655 65.910 99v Ron Valade/North Lancaster,ONT
24 13.657 65.900 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
25 13.678 65.799 17 Marc Therrien/Williamstown,ONT
26 13.790 65.265 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
27 13.860 64.935 16 Gage Morin/St.Andrews,ONT
28 13.899 64.753 14 Mitchell Jock/Akwesasne,NY
29 14.176 63.488 m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY
30 14.275 63.047 96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT
31 -NT- —– 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
32 -NT- —– 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY

Heat Races (10 laps, top 6 finishers transferred to feature; top 4 redrew)
#1: Hearn, J.Phelps, Tomkins, Robidoux, Cozze, Scagliotta, Haers, P.O’Brien, Gauvreau, Storms.
#2: Sheppard, Decker, Dagenais, T.O’Brien, Wight, Ladouceur, Delormier, Morin, Benedict, Cook, Dingwall,
#3: R.Phelps, Planck, Johnson, Doiron, Francis, Boisvert, Jock, Therrien, Chicoine, Valade (DNS), Terrance (DNS).
Dig Safely New York Last Chance Race: (10 laps, top 12 finishers transferred to feature)
Jock, Haers, P.O’Brien, Delormier, Storms, Terrance, Benedict, Morin, Dingwall, Cook, Valade, Gauvreau, Therrien, Chicoine (DNS).

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Point Standings (Thru Aug. 23, 2009)
Rank No. Driver Total Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 20 Brett Hearn 1,208 0 2 11 13 14
2 9s Matt Sheppard 1,105 -103 4 8 10 14
3 98H Jimmy Phelps 1,074 -134 1 6 11 14
4 91 Billy Decker 975 -233 2 6 6 14
5 99 Ryan Phelps 915 -293 2 4 8 14
6 84 Gary Tomkins 909 -299 0 4 9 14
7 3 Justin Haers 893 -315 0 1 8 14
8 27J Danny Johnson 835 -373 0 2 7 14
9 77x Dale Planck 833 -375 0 2 5 14
10 4 Mike Storms 668 -540 0 0 2 14
11 14J Alan Johnson 664 -544 1 3 7 10
12 49 Billy Dunn 618 -590 0 1 2 12
13 99L Larry Wight 614 -594 0 0 0 14
14 29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 545 -663 0 1 3 10
15 7x Steve Paine 530 -678 0 2 6 8
16 74 Tim Fuller 486 -722 1 3 3 7
17 8 Rich Scagliotta 368 -840 0 0 1 6
18 6 Pat O’Brien 337 -871 0 1 2 6
19 42p Pat Ward 306 -902 0 1 4 6
20 FX1 Frankie Caprara 283 -925 0 0 2 5
21 42 Pete Bicknell 203 -1,005 0 1 2 3
22 18 Sean Beardsley 189 -1,019 0 0 0 4
23 62 Tom Sears Jr. 169 -1,039 0 0 0 3
24 99B Chuck Bower 167 -1,041 0 0 0 4
25 8R Rob Bellinger 161 -1,047 0 0 0 4
26 33 Mike Mahaney 158 -1,050 0 0 0 4
27 124 Pierre Dagenais 144 -1,064 0 1 1 2
28 88 Tim O’Brien 143 -1,065 0 0 0 3
29 32c Vic Coffey 141 -1,067 0 0 1 3
30 1H David Hebert 140 -1,068 0 1 1 2
31 22 Eric Gauvreau 137 -1,071 0 0 0 3
32 02 Roy Bresnahan 132 -1,076 0 0 0 3
33 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 131 -1,077 0 0 1 3
34 22 Mario Clair 127 -1,081 0 0 0 2
35 96 Kyle Dingwall 125 -1,083 0 1 1 2
36 3b Chad Brachmann 125 -1,083 0 0 0 3
37 44 Frank Cozze 122 -1,086 0 0 0 3
38 83x Tim Sears 120 -1,088 0 0 0 3
39 73 Alain Boisvert 112 -1,096 0 0 1 2
40 43 Keith Flach 111 -1,097 0 0 0 2
41 34b Andy Bachetti 110 -1,098 0 1 1 1
42 46 Kayle Robidoux 109 -1,099 0 0 1 2
43 19H Chris Higgins 108 -1,100 0 0 0 2
44 07 Tim Kerr 108 -1,100 0 0 0 2
45 9m Tim McCreadie 105 -1,103 0 0 1 2
46 44 Shannon Whaley 105 -1,103 0 0 0 2
47 21 Yan Bussiere 97 -1,111 0 0 0 2
48 76 Travis Braun 97 -1,111 0 0 0 2
49 24 Jim Witko Jr. 96 -1,112 0 0 0 2
50 97 Michel Chicoine 95 -1,113 0 0 0 2
51 26 Rick Richner 94 -1,114 0 0 0 2
52 42B Kevin Bates 91 -1,117 0 0 0 2
53 16 Mike Bowman 90 -1,118 0 0 0 2
54 60 Brian Berger 86 -1,122 0 1 1 1
55 22 Larry Lampman Jr 81 -1,127 0 1 1 1
56 33.3 Tommy Meier 81 -1,127 0 1 1 1
57 77F Mark Flach Jr. 81 -1,127 0 1 1 1
58 13 Tony Steiner 77 -1,131 0 0 0 1
59 57 Donnie Corellis 77 -1,131 0 0 1 1
60 88c Rich Laubach 76 -1,132 0 0 0 1
61 42 Guy Sheldon 71 -1,137 0 0 1 1
62 160 Johnny Hill 70 -1,138 0 0 0 2
63 1F Stewart Friesen 68 -1,140 0 2 4 4
64 98 Eddie Marshall 66 -1,142 0 0 0 1
65 72 Todd Stewart 65 -1,143 0 0 1 1
66 54 Steve Bernard 65 -1,143 0 0 1 1
67 14 Jimmy Horton 63 -1,145 0 0 0 1
68 7* Danny O’Brien 62 -1,146 0 0 1 1
69 5 Jason Potter 61 -1,147 0 0 0 1
70 5H Chris Hile 60 -1,148 0 0 0 1
71 1F Adam Ferri 60 -1,148 0 0 0 1
72 72 Tommy Flannigan 60 -1,148 0 0 0 1
73 123 Robbie Krull 60 -1,148 0 0 0 1
74 64 Donnie Ackner 59 -1,149 0 0 0 1
75 55 Perry Francis 58 -1,150 0 0 0 1
76 26 Ryan Godown 57 -1,151 0 0 0 1
77 38 Scott Wood 56 -1,152 0 0 0 1
78 44 Sebastien Gougeon 56 -1,152 0 0 0 1
79 2 Dave Axton 56 -1,152 0 0 0 1
80 48T Dave Rauscher 55 -1,153 0 0 0 2
81 88k Randy Chrysler 55 -1,153 0 0 0 1
82 14 Mitchell Jock 54 -1,154 0 0 0 1
83 3 Claude Brouillard 54 -1,154 0 0 0 1
84 23 Laurent Ladouceur 52 -1,156 0 0 0 1
85 99 Charlie Donk 52 -1,156 0 0 0 1
86 88 Krey Sandstedt 52 -1,156 0 0 0 1
87 24s Chris Shultz 51 -1,157 0 0 0 1
88 115 Kenny Tremont Jr. 51 -1,157 0 0 0 1
89 M70 Billy Cook 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
90 66x Carey Terrance 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
91 16w Lance Willix II 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
92 M96 Brian McDonald 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
93 23 Dany Bilodeau 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
94 56 Vince Vitale 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
95 52 James M. Friesen 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
96 xXx Todd Gordon 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
97 6m Mat Wiliamson 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
98 3d Dexter Stacey 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
99 66w Wallace Stacey 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
100 1H Tim Hindley 50 -1,158 0 0 0 1
101 80x Chris Steele 48 -1,160 0 0 0 1
102 72x Denis Gauvreau 48 -1,160 0 0 0 1
103 17c Bobby Davidson 48 -1,160 0 0 0 1
104 40 Joel Doiron 46 -1,162 0 0 0 1
105 43 Fred Carleton 46 -1,162 0 0 0 1
106 14 Brian Swarthout 45 -1,163 0 0 0 1
107 37s Wayne Conn Jr. 45 -1,163 0 0 0 1
108 22J Gino Clair 45 -1,163 0 0 0 1
109 55 Mike King 45 -1,163 0 0 0 1
110 99 Ron Valade 44 -1,164 0 0 0 1
111 91 Chad Homan 44 -1,164 0 0 0 1
112 08 Mark D’Ilario 44 -1,164 0 0 0 1
113 39 Clement Therrien 44 -1,164 0 0 0 1
114 87 Hector Stratton 44 -1,164 0 0 0 1
115 28 Scott Kerwin 43 -1,165 0 0 0 1
116 20d Del Rougeux Jr. 42 -1,166 0 0 0 1
117 21m Bob McGannon 42 -1,166 0 0 0 1
118 20 Jeff McGinnis 41 -1,167 0 0 0 1
119 16 Gage Morin 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
120 7 Paul Guererri 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
121 71 Mike Bowman 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
122 108 Bill Bleich 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
123 44 Brian Stevens 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
124 37c Eric Fisher 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
125 35 Adam Moore 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
126 0 Bill Gill 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
127 x31 Andy Lloyd 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
128 9 Jason Riddell 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
129 85 David Langlois 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
130 63 Dominic Dufault 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
131 74 Fredric Gamache 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
132 49 Francois Berrier 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
133 90 Martin Roy 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
134 198h Erick Rudolph 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
135 44v Phil Vigneri Jr. 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
136 93 Richie Vinson 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
137 24v Bobby Varin 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
138 33 Ray Swinehart 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
139 39 Ryan Larkin 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
140 87x Paul Gilardi 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
141 88 Eric Lefebvre 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
142 87 Martin Gagne 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
143 61 Jean Boissonneault 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
144 15 Brett Tonkin 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
145 42 Guy Parenteau 40 -1,168 0 0 0 1
146 X Chad Phelps 35 -1,173 0 0 0 0
147 37md Jer. Shingledecker 30 -1,178 0 0 0 1
148 28p Eldon Payne Jr. 20 -1,188 0 0 0 0
149 82S Roy Shields 20 -1,188 0 0 0 0
150 65 Boyd MacTavish 20 -1,188 0 0 0 0

Super DIRTcar Series Modified Entries – August 23 (32)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
fx1 Clayton Benedict/Akwesasne,ONT Thompson Motorsports-SUNY Canton/Troyer/Dan Bedell
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
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
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 Mitchell Jock/Akwesasne,NY Sweet Dreams-Warrior Racing/Bicknell/Dyke Engineering
16 Gage Morin/St.Andrews,ONT B&L Metals-Mark’s General Maintenance/Bicknell/Mike Blok(Engine Research)
17 Marc Therrien/Williamstown,ONT Leisure Days RV Center-Softouch Detailing Services/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Motorsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO/Enders
22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE Micheline Richard Home Sales-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT Mr. Radiator-Roxborough Bus Lines-Villeneuve Tank Lines/Bicknell/Ladouceur
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Thompson Motorsports-SUNY Canton/Troyer/Dan Bedell
40 Joel Doiron/Alexandria,ONT Coffrage 20-20 Racing-Mega Cement Pumps-MS Construction/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite’s Gen.Contractors-Carquest-Bert Trans.-Deerfoot Auto Parts/PMC/M2 Power
46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE Bert Transmission-Genesis Racing Shocks-Rube Restaurant/TEO/Clements
55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY C&B Boating Enterprise-Action Race Parts-Flint Communications Group/TEO/Pogo
66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY Akwesasne Filter Manufacturing-Tomohawk Tobacco-RezX Racing/TEO/Kevlar
m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY White’s Construction-MA’s Excavation/Bicknell/Morrison
73 Alain Boisvert/Pointe-Claire,QUE ESP St-Pierre Autos Auction-Elegance Autos/Bicknell/AMB Performance
73x Roy Delormier/Cornwall Island,ONT Bounce’n Bounce Party Rentals-Express Gas/Bicknell/Wes Carleton
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.)
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
99v Ron Valade/North Lancaster,ONT Glengarry Windows & Doors-Rozon Insurance-Glengarry Tire/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron
124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE Carriere Sabliere (Quarry Dagenais)/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron

Pot Holes: Carey Terrance collected his first Xtreme Lubricants ‘Slick Move of the Race’ Award on Sunday, arriving at the track just in time to qualify for the feature through the Dig Safely consolation round after his wife had given birth to a baby girl only hours earlier … 4 series wins and now 5 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards for Matt Sheppard, who continues to be the hottest driver on the DIRTcar NE circuit … Series points leader Brett Hearn was doing rare double-duty on Sunday, logging some extra track time by running in the SpeedSTR mini sprint car division prior to the Big-Block main and finishing 9th in the 20-lap A-Main … Registering for Cornwall’s series show on July 12 before rain moved the event into August and not returning for the make-up on Sunday were Billy Dunn, Lance Willix II, Canadian Brian McDonald and Frenchmen David Hebert, Mario Clair, Yan Bussiere and Dany Bilodeau.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Its back to the states for the Super DIRTcar Series stars as they return to New York’s Capital District to close out the month in the big $17,500-to-win ‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.’ title event at Lebanon Valley Speedway on Aug. 27. After a 10-day break DIRTcar Racing Northeast charter member tracks Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park play host to a neighborhood doubleheader over the Labor Day holiday as the traditional ‘fall’ season gets underway on the DIRTcar NE circuit.

2009 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Schedule
NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up Point event.
*All events subject to change.
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 18 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Ryan Phelps
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Ryan Phelps ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Matt Sheppard
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sat-Aug 8 Canandaigua Speedway Tim Fuller
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park Matt Sheppard
Sun-Aug 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Jimmy Phelps
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
Fri-Sep 18 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
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-

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 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.