Super DIRTcar Series King of the North
Autodrome Drummond | Drummondville, Quebec
Monday, July 31, 2023

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Event Info

Super DIRTcar Series King of the North
Autodrome Drummond
1155 Boulevard Saint-Joseph Ouest
Drummondville, Quebec J2B 6B6 

Event Description
In the Super DIRTcar Series' first return north of the border in four seasons, the Big Block Modifieds match up two nights in a row at the Drummondville, QC oval. The first night will be a $7,500-to-win matchup while night two will award a $10,000 payout and a guaranteed starting spot at Super DIRT Week for the victor. Joining them will be the DIRTcar Sportsman.

series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.036 by Steve Bernier on 8/1/23

To Win Amount

Frequently Asked Questions
DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(819) 474-2222

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.036 by Steve Bernier on 8/1/23

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
IN HIS FAVOR: Erick Rudolph Capitalizes on Leader’s Misstep For Opening Night Win at Autodrome Drummond

After four years since being the last driver to win with the Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Drummond, Erick Rudolph returned to Victory Lane Monday night

The Super DIRTcar Series’ long-awaited return to Canada will stick in the memories of Erick Rudolph and Francois Bernier. But for different reasons.

Coming together from opposite ends of the border, Rudolph, from Ransomville, NY, and Bernier from St. Hyacinthe, QC, joined a stout field of Super DIRTcar Series stars and Canadian locals for the opening night of the King of the North at Autodrome Drummond on Monday.

The two were the stars of the show and Bernier put himself in position for the biggest spotlight, but a late race mishap saw Rudolph run away with the $7,500 victory – his first of the season with the Super DIRTcar Series (becoming the sixth different driver in six races), his ninth overall with the Series and second straight at Autodrome Drummond with the Series.

To get to that point, the redraw put Max McLaughlin on the pole for the Feature – after drawing the SRI Performance/Stock Car Steel Pole Award – Steve Bernard on the outside pole, Bernier fourth and Rudolph sixth.

Bernier wasted no time in establishing himself as the race leader right out of the gate, passing McLaughlin and Bernard on Lap 1. His #57 Big Block, owned by former Series driver Paul St-Sauveur, showed immense speed around the top of the track for Bernier. He held his lead for the next 29 laps, moving through lapped traffic unhindered.

Rudolph fought through several contenders in his #3RS to catch Bernier near the halfway point and pass him for the lead on Lap 30. After fighting through a restart on Lap 37 with Bernier hot on his bumper, Rudolph found clean air and continued to lead.

Another 17 laps clicked off the counter before the race duration began to take its toll, with Brisbane, QLD native Peter Britten suffering a flat left rear tire, forcing the third caution.

As a former two-time track champion with experience on his side, Bernier confidently passed Rudolph on the inside coming off Turn 4 to regain the lead on Lap 57. Back out in front, his machine showed no signs of fatigue, inching closer and closer to a potential crowd-favorite spectacle.


One last caution dropped with eight laps to go, handing the night’s leader one more challenge to conquer before he could officially be declared King of the North.

Bernier jetted out in front once again on the restart, aggressively attacking the corners on the top as he had all night long. However, this time, the top lost its love for him. Bernier hit a rut just wrong, unsettling his car and sliding it over the top of the turn. A moment that hindered any favorable memories.

Rudolph took advantage of the misstep, moving into the top position with Chris Raabe lining up next to him for the restart. With two laps to go, the #3RS launched ahead of the field and drove to the finish line error free.

“I think at the end of the race (Bernier) did have a faster car,” Rudolph said. “We were just kind of settling in there for second. Sometimes you just have to be good enough to put yourself in contention and things like that will happen from time to time. At one point, the top was the best, and then it was the bottom. The car could go anywhere it needed to go. I couldn’t really ask for a much better car. The tuning that we did to it helped calm it down. I’m just really proud of my team here.”

Raabe crossed the finish line second but was nine pounds light at the scales and disqualified (finishing 30th) – moving every driver up one spot in the finishing order. That gave David Hebert the runner-up spot for the night.

“It was tough to catch (Francois Bernier and Erick Rudolph) during the long greens,” Hebert said. “I’m good with the 10 laps after yellow, but after that the car is just too tight. Maybe in lapped traffic I could have taken a lead, but Francois was just too fast. But I love racing against all the guys in the Series. It’s better experience for all the Quebec teams.”

Steve Bernier was awarded third, Mat Williamson fourth – gaining points on Matt Sheppard in the championship battle – and Jeremy Roy rounded out the top five.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series gets ready for night two at Autodrome Drummond onTuesday, Aug. 1, for a 75-lap, $10,000-to-win, showcase that will grant the winner a starting spot at Super DIRT Week 51.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

King Of The North Results (75 Laps)
1. 3RS-Erick Rudolph[6]; 2. ONE-David Hebert[4]; 3. 25*-Steve Bernier[9]; 4. 88-Mat Williamson[22]; 5. 90JR-Jeremy Roy[18]; 6. 91-Felix Roy[29]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard[25]; 8. 41-Samuel Charland[10]; 9. 59-Justin Lalancette[17]; 10. 99L-Larry Wight[16]; 11. 21A-Peter Britten[15]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile[26]; 13. 54-Steve Bernard[2]; 14. 8H-Max McLaughlin[1]; 15. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[27]; 16. 39X-Alex Therrien[12]; 17. 57-Francois Bernier[3]; 18. 35-Mike Mahaney[7]; 19. 13-Kevin Hamel[20]; 20. 124-Gorden Clair[24]; 21. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[21]; 22. 37M-Mathieu Desjardins[30]; 23. 12-Darren Smith[23]; 24. 35B-Francois Bellemare[14]; 25. (DNF) 4-Anthony Perrego[28]; 26. (DNF) 2-Jack Lehner[8]; 27. (DNF) 22C-Mario Clair[19]; 28. (DNF) 25P-Michael Parent[13]; 29. (DNF) 92P-Martin Pelletier[11]; 30. (DQ) 01-Chris Raabe[5]

Feature Results
16+53RSErick Rudolph 750.00029Running150$7,500
24+2ONEDavid Hebert 75-1.0210Running146$4,000
39+625*Steve Bernier 75-1.6040Running144$2,500
422+1888Mat Williamson 75-2.2860Running142$1,800
518+1390JRJeremy Roy 75-3.2280Running140$1,600
629+2391Felix Roy 75-3.3610Running138$1,400
725+189SMatt Sheppard 75-3.4780Running136$1,300
810+241Samuel Charland 75-4.1050Running134$1,200
917+859Justin Lalancette 75-4.2100Running132$1,100
1016+699LLarry Wight 75-4.8260Running130$1,000
1115+421APeter Britten 75-4.8780Running128$800
1226+145HChris Hile 75-5.2730Running126$700
132-1154Steve Bernard 75-5.5110Running124$600
141-138HMax McLaughlin 75-6.0331Running122$575
1527+1283XTim Sears Jr75-6.3140Running120$550
1612-439XAlex Therrien 75-6.4890Running118$525
173-1457Francois Bernier 75-7.29246Running116$500
187-1135Mike Mahaney 75-7.2950Running114$500
1920+113Kevin Hamel 75-7.5150Running112$500
2024+4124Gorden Clair 75-7.5550Running110$500
2121098HJimmy Phelps 74-1 Laps0Running108$500
2230+837MMathieu Desjardins 73-2 Laps0Running106$500
2323012Darren Smith 71-4 Laps0Running104$500
2414-1035BFrancois Bellemare 70-5 Laps0Running102$500
2528+34Anthony Perrego 55-20 Laps0DNF102$500
268-182Jack Lehner 53-22 Laps0DNF102$500
2719-822CMario Clair 35-40 Laps0DNF102$500
2813-1525PMichael Parent 28-47 Laps0DNF102$500
2911-1892PMartin Pelletier 22-53 Laps0DNF102$500
305-2501Chris Raabe 0-75 Laps0DQ102$500
Hard Charger: Felix Roy
Last Chance Showdown Results
11098HJimmy Phelps 00.0000Running0$0
22012Darren Smith 0-1.1040Running0$0
35+291Felix Roy 0-1.9170Running0$0
43-154REven Racine 0-1.9520Running0$0
54-15HChris Hile 0-4.3550Running0$0
67+121Yan Bussiere 0-5.0800Running90$0
78+123Yan Bilodeau 0-6.1910Running90$0
86-215XJustin Stone 0-8.0650Running90$0
99036Chantal Provencher 0-9.1730Running90$0
1011+12PPatrick Beaumier 0-11.1700Running90$0
1113+2215Adam Pierson 0-11.3130Running90$0
1212017Marcus Dinkins 079.0840DNF90$0
1310-39SMatt Sheppard 0101.8700DNF90$0
1414066MCorbin Millar 0101.8700DNS90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11088Mat Williamson 00.0000Running0$0
24+2124Gorden Clair 0-1.1050Running0$0
36+383XTim Sears Jr0-3.9690Running0$0
48+437MMathieu Desjardins 0-5.3370Running0$0
53-27Patrice Demers 0-7.1780Running90$0
65-188LJeffery Lapalme 0-9.9640Running90$0
77022KKeven Clair 0-11.9650Running90$0
810+281Eric Landry 0-13.1320Running90$0
92-74Anthony Perrego 0141.7790DNF90$0
109-139AAlan Therrien 0141.7790DNS90$0
1112+144GSebastien Gougeon 0141.7790DNS90$0
1211-196JF Corriveau 0141.7790DNS90$0
1313066XCarey Terrance 0141.7790DNS90$0
1414014CG Morey 0141.7790DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
1108HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC0.0005
23+12Jack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-1.0734
35+225*Steve Bernier Saint-Hyacinthe, QC-1.6443
42-225PMichael Parent Granby, QC-3.5162
57+259Justin Lalancette Cornwall, ON-4.2371
69+398HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-5.9380
78+154REven Racine Saint-Paul Abbotsford, QC-7.1840
86-291Felix Roy Napierville, QC-7.4210
94-521Yan Bussiere Drummondville, QC-8.3080
1011+136Chantal Provencher Victoriaville, QC-10.2330
1112+12PPatrick Beaumier Trois-Rivieres, QC-11.4650
1210-2215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT-11.4650
Heat 2 Results
11057Francois Bernier St-Hyacinthe, QC0.0005
2203RSErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY-1.1314
33041Samuel Charland Victoriaville, QC-3.2893
44035BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QC-5.1842
58+390JRJeremy Roy Napierville, QC-5.7071
67+112Darren Smith Binghamton, NY-6.3580
79+25HChris Hile Oswego, NY-7.0220
85-315XJustin Stone Middlebury, VT-7.6780
910+123Yan Bilodeau St-Louis-de-Blandford, QC-8.2470
106-49SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-8.6030
1111017Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-11.2280
1212066MCorbin Millar Perth, ON-11.2280
Heat 3 Results
11035Mike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY0.0005
24+254Steve Bernard Granby, QC-2.1874
36+392PMartin Pelletier St. Victoire de Sorel, QC-3.2483
43-121APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-4.4292
57+222CMario Clair Drummondville, QC-5.5411
68+288Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-6.5950
79+27Patrice Demers St-Majorique, QC-7.3080
811+388LJeffery Lapalme St-Dominique, QC-9.1420
910+122KKeven Clair Drummondville, QC-14.2160
102-839AAlan Therrien Victoriaville, QC34.6640
1112+196JF Corriveau Montreal, QC34.6640
125-766XCarey Terrance Hogansburg, NY-5.2040
Heat 4 Results
110ONEDavid Hebert St-Damase, QC0.0005
24+201Chris Raabe Alexandria, ON-1.1184
32-139XAlex Therrien Victoriaville, QC-2.3593
43-199LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-3.3752
56+113Kevin Hamel Yamaska, QC-3.9311
65-14Anthony Perrego Walden, NY-4.4350
79+2124Gorden Clair Saint-Emond, QC-4.7250
87-183XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-6.3630
98-137MMathieu Desjardins Yamaska, QC-7.2540
1010081Eric Landry Trois-Rivieres, QC-10.2670
1111044GSebastien Gougeon Saint-Majorique, QC117.9450
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1228HMax McLaughlin 16.5800.0005
21057Francois Bernier 16.758-0.1780
32125PMichael Parent 16.827-0.2470
4203RSErick Rudolph 16.833-0.2530
582Jack Lehner 16.836-0.2560
6141Samuel Charland 16.903-0.3230
7321Yan Bussiere 16.908-0.3280
81135BFrancois Bellemare 17.023-0.4430
91225*Steve Bernier 17.083-0.5030
102315XJustin Stone 17.085-0.5050
11791Felix Roy 17.117-0.5370
12139SMatt Sheppard 17.151-0.5710
132459Justin Lalancette 17.164-0.5840
141712Darren Smith 17.214-0.6340
151454REven Racine 17.264-0.6840
16990JRJeremy Roy 17.269-0.6890
171998HJimmy Phelps 17.342-0.7620
1845HChris Hile 17.538-0.9580
192215Adam Pierson 17.654-1.0740
201523Yan Bilodeau 17.699-1.1190
21536Chantal Provencher 17.730-1.1500
22617Marcus Dinkins 17.946-1.3660
23182PPatrick Beaumier 18.231-1.6510
241666MCorbin Millar 18.231-1.6510
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1535Mike Mahaney 0.0000.0000
218ONEDavid Hebert 0.0000.0000
32139AAlan Therrien 0.0000.0000
42039XAlex Therrien 0.0000.0000
5321APeter Britten 0.0000.0000
61199LLarry Wight 0.0000.0000
7754Steve Bernard 0.0000.0000
81501Chris Raabe 0.0000.0000
91466XCarey Terrance 0.0000.0000
10224Anthony Perrego 0.0000.0000
111092PMartin Pelletier 0.0000.0000
12613Kevin Hamel 0.0000.0000
131222CMario Clair 0.0000.0000
141783XTim Sears Jr0.0000.0000
15888Mat Williamson 0.0000.0000
16137MMathieu Desjardins 0.0000.0000
1727Patrice Demers 0.0000.0000
1816124Gorden Clair 0.0000.0000
191922KKeven Clair 0.0000.0000
202381Eric Landry 0.0000.0000
211388LJeffery Lapalme 0.0000.0000
22944GSebastien Gougeon 0.0000.0000
23496JF Corriveau 0.0000.0000
Hot Laps 1 Results
11057Francois Bernier 16.4620.0000
21225*Steve Bernier 16.546-0.0840
3321Yan Bussiere 16.601-0.1390
4990JRJeremy Roy 16.678-0.2160
5791Felix Roy 16.730-0.2680
6228HMax McLaughlin 16.736-0.2740
7141Samuel Charland 16.853-0.3910
81523Yan Bilodeau 16.955-0.4930
945HChris Hile 16.959-0.4970
101998HJimmy Phelps 16.998-0.5360
11617Marcus Dinkins 17.003-0.5410
121454REven Racine 17.029-0.5670
13203RSErick Rudolph 17.031-0.5690
142215Adam Pierson 17.086-0.6240
15139SMatt Sheppard 17.098-0.6360
1682Jack Lehner 17.342-0.8800
171712Darren Smith 17.366-0.9040
182315XJustin Stone 17.386-0.9240
19536Chantal Provencher 17.486-1.0240
202459Justin Lalancette 17.489-1.0270
211666MCorbin Millar 18.187-1.7250
22182PPatrick Beaumier 18.187-1.7250
231135BFrancois Bellemare 18.187-1.7250
242125PMichael Parent 18.187-1.7250
Hot Laps 2 Results
11199LLarry Wight 16.6050.0000
2754Steve Bernard 16.804-0.1990
32039XAlex Therrien 16.833-0.2280
41222CMario Clair 16.840-0.2350
5535Mike Mahaney 16.988-0.3830
618ONEDavid Hebert 17.014-0.4090
7137MMathieu Desjardins 17.094-0.4890
8888Mat Williamson 17.165-0.5600
916124Gorden Clair 17.168-0.5630
10321APeter Britten 17.181-0.5760
111092PMartin Pelletier 17.191-0.5860
121388LJeffery Lapalme 17.233-0.6280
13613Kevin Hamel 17.304-0.6990
142139AAlan Therrien 17.321-0.7160
151501Chris Raabe 17.327-0.7220
16224Anthony Perrego 17.389-0.7840
17496JF Corriveau 17.421-0.8160
1827Patrice Demers 17.535-0.9300
19035BFrancois Bellemare 17.641-1.0360
201783XTim Sears Jr17.769-1.1640
212381Eric Landry 17.999-1.3940
221922KKeven Clair 18.681-2.0760
23944GSebastien Gougeon 18.681-2.0760
241466XCarey Terrance 18.681-2.0760