10/19/19 — Brockville Ontario Speedway

Defending Series Champion Matt Sheppard’s bucket list just got a little shorter as he took his No. 9S Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified to the front for an elusive win at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Rival Larry Wight captured the second step of the podium while Mat Williamson finished third. Sheppard has now retaken the Super DIRTcar Series points lead over Williamson, but only by the slightest margins.

FEATURE (100 Laps)
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [12][$7,500]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight [3][$4,000]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [6][$2,500]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [4][$1,800]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [1][$1,600]; 6. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [15][$1,400]; 7. 26-Ryan Godown [13][$1,300]; 8. 35-Mike Mahaney [10][$1,200]; 9. 124-Mario Clair [24][$1,100]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson [8][$1,000]; 11. 19-Tim Fuller [20][$800]; 12. 21A-Peter Britten [21][$700]; 13. 54-Steve Bernard [23][$600]; 14. 21-Yan Bussiere [16][$575]; 15. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [19][$550]; 16. 37-Paul StSauveur [25][$525]; 17. 111-Demetrios Drellos [2][$500]; 18. 7MM-Michael Maresca [7][$500]; 19. 96C-JF Corriveau [5][$500]; 20. 25-Erick Rudolph [11][$500]; 21. 8-Tim O’Brien [14][$500]; 22. 17-Marcus Dinkins [26][$500]; 23. 96-Brian McDonald [18][$500]; 24. 66-Kyle Dingwall [22][$500]; 25. 66X-Carey Terrance [17][$500]; 26. 38-Luke Whitteker [9][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 124-Mario Clair[+15]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 66X-Carey Terrance, 14.418; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 14.484; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph, 14.551; 4. 91-Billy Decker, 14.677; 5. 26-Ryan Godown, 14.706; 6. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert, 14.773; 7. ONE-David Hebert, 14.926; 8. 63-Chris Herbison, 15.066; 9. 99-Mikael Labreche, 15.267; 10. 36-Chantal Provencher, 15.565

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 2L-Jack Lehner, 14.574; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 14.599; 3. 21A-Peter Britten, 14.653; 4. 27J-Danny Johnson, 14.728; 5. 54-Steve Bernard, 14.786; 6. 8-Tim O’Brien, 14.796; 7. 13-Kevin Hamel, 14.848; 8. 96-Brian McDonald, 14.872; 9. 9J-Jordan McCreadie, 14.874; DQ. 61-Jean Boissonneault, 15.06

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 14.55; 2. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot, 14.577; 3. 38-Luke Whitteker, 14.744; 4. 88-Mat Williamson, 14.767; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 14.778; 6. 66-Kyle Dingwall, 14.976; 7. 88L-Lee Ladouceur, 14.999; 8. 17D-Tristan Draper, 15.105; 9. 44-Jonathan Ferguson, 15.159; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.09

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 14.661; 2. 96C-JF Corriveau, 14.702; 3. 21-Yan Bussiere, 14.826; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney, 14.907; 5. 37-Paul StSauveur, 14.942; 6. 66M-Corbin Miller, 15.174; 7. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.207; 8. 23-Yan Bilodeau, 15.331; 9. 91L-Mathieu Laramee, 15.747; DQ. 124-Mario Clair, 14.985

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [4]; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph [3]; 4. 26-Ryan Godown [5]; 5. 66X-Carey Terrance [1]; 6. 63-Chris Herbison [8]; 7. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert [6]; 8. ONE-David Hebert [7]; 9. 36-Chantal Provencher [10]; 10. 99-Mikael Labreche [9]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [2]; 2. 2L-Jack Lehner [1]; 3. 27J-Danny Johnson [4]; 4. 8-Tim O’Brien [6]; 5. 96-Brian McDonald [8]; 6. 54-Steve Bernard [5]; 7. 21A-Peter Britten [3]; 8. 9J-Jordan McCreadie [9]; 9. 61-Jean Boissonneault [10]; 10. 13-Kevin Hamel [7]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 7MM-Michael Maresca [1]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson [4]; 3. 38-Luke Whitteker [3]; 4. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [2]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [5]; 6. 66-Kyle Dingwall [6]; 7. 88L-Lee Ladouceur [7]; 8. 17D-Tristan Draper [8]; 9. 44-Jonathan Ferguson [9]; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins [10]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1]; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney [4]; 3. 96C-JF Corriveau [2]; 4. 21-Yan Bussiere [3]; 5. 19-Tim Fuller [7]; 6. 66M-Corbin Miller [6]; 7. 37-Paul StSauveur [5]; 8. 124-Mario Clair [10]; 9. 91L-Mathieu Laramee [9]; 10. 23-Yan Bilodeau [8]

LCS1 – Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 21A-Peter Britten [4][]; 2. 54-Steve Bernard [2][]; 3. 9J-Jordan McCreadie [6][]; 4. 63-Chris Herbison [1][]; 5. ONE-David Hebert [5][]; 6. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert [3][]; 7. 13-Kevin Hamel [10][]; 8. 61-Jean Boissonneault [8][]; 9. 99-Mikael Labreche [9][]; 10. 36-Chantal Provencher [7][]

LCS2 ( Laps)
1. 66-Kyle Dingwall [1][]; 2. 124-Mario Clair [6][]; 3. 88L-Lee Ladouceur [3][]; 4. 66M-Corbin Miller [2][]; 5. 17D-Tristan Draper [5][]; 6. 44-Jonathan Ferguson [7][]; 7. 91L-Mathieu Laramee [8][]; 8. 37-Paul StSauveur [4][]; 9. 23-Yan Bilodeau [10][]; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins [9][]

First Career Win at Brockville for Sheppard

BROCKVILLE, ONT – Defending Series Champion Matt Sheppard’s bucket list just got a little shorter as he took his No. 9S Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified to the front for an elusive win at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Rival Larry Wight captured the second step of the podium while Mat Williamson finished third. Sheppard has now retaken the Super DIRTcar Series points lead over Williamson, but only by the slightest margins.

Matt Sheppard took this round in the Championship battle after Williamson got the big NAPA Super DIRT  Week win at Oswego Speedway. Sheppard willed his Big Block to the front from twelfth to pick up his first Series win of his career at Brockville.

“We’ve had a lot of really good runs here but just never came away with a W,” Sheppard said with a grin. “I can’t think of a better time than tonight. This thing was a rocket ship. We just missed the Billy Whittaker Fast-Time Award, we won our Heat Race, and the track was fast and racy tonight.”

“The Bullring” was tacky with multiple lanes, which made for some incredible racing action throughout the field. Sheppard took full advantage.

“It’s not often you start twelfth and go to the front here at Brockville. There was moisture at the bottom. We kept switching around to a bunch of different lanes,” Sheppard described.

Now the Championship points are practically a dead heat with Sheppard holding a slight lead.

“Mat has been good here especially as of late. We’re not going to go down without a fight. We’ll check Brockville off the bucket list and go on to Charlotte.”

In second was Larry Wight with his familiar crimson red Gypsum Racing Big Block Modified. He started in the second row and never fell out of the top three. Wight looked fast but described a struggle with the track and his race car.

“I was in survival mode. We’ll take the second place rather than wrecking the car trying to catch Sheppard,” Wight said. 

With the season winding down, we are winding up for the Can-Am World Finals and Wight is ready.

“We are going into the big races with extra points. We gotta gather up everything we can and try to finish off the year on as high a note as we can.”

Mat Williamson finished third and lost the points lead but it’s far from over.

“That was a battle out there. That was probably the toughest race car I’ve ever gotten to a finish. It was tough and I’m just happy to get up on the podium.”

Willamson noted his concern for Rudolph who was involved in a hard wreck in turn one during the Feature. He walked away. “That was a violent flip,” said Williamson.

Jack Lehner, who is running his first full-time season with the Super DIRTcar Series, put in a great Time Trial, took second in his Heat Race, and drew the pole for the 100-lap Feature. Lehner lead past the halfway point but Matt Sheppard jumped him on a restart to grab the lead. Lehner finished fifth which is his best Series finish.

The KSE Hard Charger for the race was Mario Clair who advanced fifteen positions to finish ninth. He used all available racing lanes to get the job done.

Next up is the Can-Am World Finals where Matt Sheppard and Mat Williamson will settle their duel for the 2019 Super DIRTcar Series Championship.

FEATURE (100 Laps)

1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [12][$7,500]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight [3][$4,000]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [6][$2,500]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [4][$1,800]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [1][$1,600]; 6. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [15][$1,400]; 7. 26-Ryan Godown [13][$1,300]; 8. 35-Mike Mahaney [10][$1,200]; 9. 124-Mario Clair [24][$1,100]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson [8][$1,000]; 11. 19-Tim Fuller [20][$800]; 12. 21A-Peter Britten [21][$700]; 13. 54-Steve Bernard [23][$600]; 14. 21-Yan Bussiere [16][$575]; 15. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [19][$550]; 16. 37-Paul StSauveur [25][$525]; 17. 111-Demetrios Drellos [2][$500]; 18. 7MM-Michael Maresca [7][$500]; 19. 96C-JF Corriveau [5][$500]; 20. 25-Erick Rudolph [11][$500]; 21. 8-Tim O’Brien [14][$500]; 22. 17-Marcus Dinkins [26][$500]; 23. 96-Brian McDonald [18][$500]; 24. 66-Kyle Dingwall [22][$500]; 25. 66X-Carey Terrance [17][$500]; 26. 38-Luke Whitteker [9][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 124-Mario Clair[+15]