2011-09-07

ON POURSUIT À L'AUTODROME ST-VALÈRE.COM

Communiqué de presse (07-09-11)

 

Samedi, le 17 septembre prochain

 

Après pratiquement une interruption d’un mois, c’est le samedi 17 septembre, que l’action reprendra à l’Autodrome St-Valère.com près de Victoriaville. Il s’agira alors de l’avant-dernier programme présenté par le promoteur André Fortier en 2011.

 

La lutte pour les grands honneurs dans plusieurs catégories est très serrée et avec encore deux programmes, on peut s’attendre à des finales spectaculaires. Plusieurs chambardements dans les cumulatifs sont à prévoir.

 

Même s’il a cumulé une fiche de trois visites dans le cercle des vainqueurs en Super 4, Carl Poudrier de St-Christophe est loin d’être assuré de la couronne.  Il a un dossier de 150 points et Mario Deneault de Victoriaville est bien loin d’avoir lancé la serviette. Il n’accuse qu’un déficit de neuf points et tout est encore possible pour lui. Ce sera certainement une lutte à finir entre les deux.

 

Très corsé en 6 Cylindres également alors que Benoît Lainesse de Kingsey Falls s’est hissé au premier rang à l’issue du dernier programme et ainsi déloger Dominic Allard de St-Valère qui lui, se retrouve maintenant au troisième rang. La position de Lainesse est très précaire, car il n’a qu’une priorité de trois points devant Vincent Hamel de Victoriaville et de sept devant Allard. Il est certain que tous les yeux seront rivés sur ce trio lors de ce programme.

 

En 8 Cylindres, le duel Hébert se poursuivra. Samuel Hébert de St-Christophe occupe le premier échelon devant Bertrand Hébert de St-Valère. L’écart entre les deux est de 16 points alors qu’Éric Létourneau de St-Valère, vainqueur lors du dernier programme, lorgne fortement sur la deuxième position. Il n’a qu’un déficit de sept points et avec un peu de chance et deux programmes à disputer, son objectif est réalisable.

 

Avec son deuxième triomphe lors de la dernière confrontation dans la catégorie des camionnettes (pick-up), Jean-François Morin de St-Albert vogue allègrement vers la couronne avec 167 points, soit 33 de plus que son plus proche rival Mathieu Labonté de Victoriaville. Ce dernier est sérieusement menacé par Alexandre Leclerc de St-Albert qui n’a qu’un recul de sept points. Il est loin d’avoir lancé la serviette alors qu’en Pro Stock, Mario Lainesse de Boucherville se maintient toujours au premier rang. Avec une priorité de 13 points seulement, il devra se méfier d’Yves Hamel de St-Antoine-de-Tilly qui a le vent dans les voiles présentement.

 

Pas d’inquiétude

Pour l’instant, Tommy Therrien de St-Christophe n’a pas trop à s’inquiéter de l’opposition en classe Sportsman. Il est installé au premier rang avec 28 points d’avance devant son plus proche rival, David Héon de St-Albert tandis qu’en Modifié, Michaël Lavertu de St-Christophe n’a qu’à surveiller son concitoyen Francis Labonté. Son avance est de 13 points présentement.

 

Chez les dames, Catherine Boisvert de St-Christophe est toujours bonne première en 4 Cylindres. Elle cumule 169 points, soit 38 de plus que sa plus proche rivale Marilou Hébert de St-Valère tandis qu’en 6 & 8 Cylindres, c’est cette dernière qui devance sa concitoyenne France Levasseur par 29 points. Hébert a porté son total de gains à sa dernière sortie à trois et à moins de malchance, elle devrait ravir le titre.

 

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L’admission est de 15 $ pour les adultes, de 10 $ pour les étudiants de 12 a 17 ans alors que le tout est gratuit pour les enfants de 11 ans et moins. Si la température est incertaine, il vous est fortement suggéré de consulter le site internet (www.autodromest-valere.com) afin de savoir si le programme y est présenté ou remis au dimanche après-midi.

 

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ANDREW RANGER: FIFTH PLACE FINISH AT DUQUOIN

For immediate release

NDS – 2010-09-05 - 008

 

DuQuoin, IL  — September 5, 2011 —Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Andrew Ranger finished fifth, in his third career ARCA Racing Series start and first dirt surface start, while racing in the annual Southern Illinois 100 held at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois.

 

Ranger qualified the No. 53 Van Dyke Baler-Bollegraaf NDS Motorsports tenth out of the thirty-four competitors who attempted to qualify for the 100-lap, 100-mile race.  "We didn't get the qualifying position I would have liked" said Ranger, "we were fourth fastest in practice, so my expectations were set a little higher.  These ARCA cars on dirt are a blast to drive.  When the team first told me we were going to race on dirt, I immediately thought it was a joke.  I had no clue they still ran full bodied stock cars on dirt."  The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds have been hosting races since 1950 and annually since 1954.

 

The Roxton Pond, Quebec driver worked his way to runner up position which he was in for 30 laps until the last caution, with 17 laps to go, came out.  "We did not need that last caution.  We had a fast and great handling car, but as we got to the later stages it started to tighten up.  On the last restart we dropped back a few positions and it cost us a podium finish.  I am very pleased with the results and very happy with the work of my crew who provided me a very competitive car."

 

Ranger kept the No. 53 Van Dyke Baler-Bollegraaf NDS Motorsports ARCA car in the top-3 for 50 of the 104 laps.  In addition to being a full-fendered stock car Champion, Ranger has raced open-wheeled and has driven on a limited basis his father's dirt modified car.

 

Andrew Ranger will return behind the wheel of the NDS Motorsports race car on September 23rd, when the NASCAR K&N East Series will be racing the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

 

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Autodrome St-Eustache - Dernière manche pour les Sportsman

Ce samedi, 11 septembre à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

 

Suite à une fin de semaine fructueuse aux Etats-Unis le week-end dernier, les pilotes de la division principale de l’Autodrome St-Eustache participeront à leur dernière course de la saison sur l’ovale de l’ASE.

 

Le populaire et talentueux pilote de Mascouche. Maxime Pelletier (66), de Mascouche est déjà assuré du championnat de la saison avant même de prendre le départ de la Coupe Sani-Vac grâce à une avance de points insurmontable et six finales gagnées en poches.

 

C’est surtout pour la 2e place que la lutte sera intensive. Jean-François Bouvrette (38) de St-Jérôme, Martin Goulet (84) de Mascouche et Stéphane Aubin (26) de Boisbriand se livreront une lutte sans merci pour le titre de vice-champion 2011 de la division Sportsman ANCA. Tous les points seront importants pour ces trois pilotes, autant en qualification qu’en finale.

 

Dans la division Sport-Compacte, Steve Ladouceur (31) qui a su profiter de la malchance de Marc-Antoine Demers (422) lors du dernier programme a pu creuser l’écart à 19 points devant Claude Salois (03) qui le talonne en 2e place. Ladouceur jouera la carte de la prudence pour les trois derniers programmes de la saison pour maintenir la position de tête. Son 6e et dernier championnat date de 2006.

 

Patrick Leporé (12) file allègrement vers le championnat en Production avec une confortable avance. Il s’agira pour ce pilote de Mirabel, que tous voient en Sportsman en 2012, d’un 2e championnat d’affilé, si la chance le poursuit.

 

Vive lutte également en Challenge 4 entre Louis-Alexandre Dupuis (95), Yannick Miron (90) et Johnny Pacchéco (68) qui occupent les trois premières place de cette division de débutants.

 

En bref, les trois derniers programmes seront déterminant pour toutes les divisions de l’ANCA afin de connaître les champions de chacune des divisions, y compris les Légendes Modifiées en congé cette semaine, mais dont la lutte est également très serrée entre Stéphane Aubin (26) et Sylvain Denis (71, de St-Léonard de Portneuf qui seront de retour le week-end prochain à l’occasion du St-Eustache ACT 300.

 

Pour le programme de ce week-end 10 septembre, le dernier présenté en soirée, les puits ouvriront à 17h30. Des sessions de pratiques précéderont le premier départ qui sera donné à 19h30.

 

Pour toutes informations, vous pouvez appeler au 450-472-6222 et 514-591-4388 ou consulter notre site web au www.autodrome.ca

 

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Yves Ladouceur
Directeur des opérations courses
Racing operation Manager
AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE
www.autodrome.ca
www.anca-qc.com
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PASS North stretch run starts Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media contact Norm Desjardins @ (603) 387-5598

 

White Mountain kicks off four race season finale

 

NAPLES ME (9/7) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North kicks off a busy four weeks with four races in a row as the weather cools down and the 2011 Championship races for all three PASS North divisions heat up.

Sunday September 11th is the rescheduled White Mountain Motorsports Park date. The 2:00 PM green will feature all three PASS North touring series plus a 40 lap Wildcat/Strictly feature.

 

Then its on to Beech Ridge for the annual PASS 400 weekend presented by Southern Maine Motors .com. The PASS super late models, sportsman, and mods will qualify on Saturday September 17 and race Sunday the 18th. Its 300 laps and $10,000.00 to win plus lap money for round four of the PASS National Championship. There's 100 laps for the PASS Sportsman and a fifty lap go for the Mods. Support divisions will round out both programs and the traditional Mid Week Special kicks off one of the Northeast's biggest racing weekends on Thursday September 15. Thursday's racing gets under way at 5:45 PM. Saturday and Sunday's events are scheduled for a 12:00 noon start.

 

Saturday September 24 will see the super late models and sportsman return to North Woodstock NH when White Mountain Motorsports Park hosts its first PASS National Championship event. It's round five of the National title chase and you can be sure that the PASS South teams that take up the challenge have never seen a quarter mile nestled in the mountains quite like this one. Post time at White Mountain on the 24th is 6:00 PM.

 

The 2011 season will wrap up on Saturday October 1 at Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway.; It's PASS Championship Day and all three PASS North titles will be decided. The North East Mini Stock Tour and a Wildcat/Strictly Stock Special complete a perfect ending to a great racing season. It's a one o'clock green flag.

 

Four great racing weekends are on tap to wrap up the PASS season. Keep track of it all at www.proallstarsseries.com .

 



 


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CONTINENTAL SUNDOWN : ON ROULE AU CIRCUIT ICAR LES 10 ET 11 SEPTEMBRE PROCHAINS

Communiqué pour publication immédiate

 

06 septembre, Mirabel (Québec) : Pour la quatrième année consécutive, Circuit ICAR — le complexe ultra-moderne de sports motorisés situé sur le terrain de l’aéroport de Mirabel — est fier de présenter le Continental Sundown les 10 et 11 septembre prochains. Les séries au programme sont le Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC), le Formula Tour 1600, le GT-CHAG et les mini-NASCAR Cup Lites.

 

C’est sur le nouveau tracé de 3.4 km du Circuit ICAR que s’affronteront les meilleurs pilotes dans leurs disciplines respectives, offrant du coup un spectacle enlevant aux amateurs de course en tentant de décrocher la position de tête.

 

Comme à chaque année, c’est au Continental Sundown que se déroulera la finale du Championnat Canadien de Touring Car. Des courses remplies d’actions qui en mettront plein la vue aux spectateurs ! De plus, un enduro de 3h avec des voitures de Touring sera présenté le dimanche 11 septembre dès 16h00 et se terminera au coucher du soleil.

 

Les billets pour le week-end du Continental Sundown seront disponibles à la porte samedi à partir de 15$ et 25$ le dimanche. Vous pouvez aussi acheter le forfait week-end pour seulement 30$. Les spectateurs pourront visiter les paddocks, assister aux courses et même faire du kart sur un circuit de 1 km dessiné par Jacques Villeneuve.

 

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Vous trouverez aussi ci-joint le formulaire d’accréditation pour le week-end du Sundown. S’il-vous-plaît le remplir et me le retourner le plus rapidement possible.

 

Au plaisir de vous voir ce week-end!

 

Renseignements aux médias :

Roxanne Langelier

514 995-4227, poste 112

514 476-5122 cell

rlangelier@circuiticar.com

 

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Race Mania 7, deux soirées spectaculaires à l'Autodrome Drummond!

Race Mania 7, deux soirées spectaculaires à l’Autodrome Drummond!

 

Drummondville, Québec – mardi 6 septembre, 2011 – Martin Bélanger, directeur des communications

 

Le plus gros weekend de course sur terre-battue de la saison a lieu cette fin de semaine à l’Autodrome Drummond dans le cadre de la 7e édition du Race Mania. Deux soirées excitantes alors que la série MrDIRTcar 358 et également la série MrDIRTcar Pro-Stock, seront en action ce vendredi 9 septembre avec les Lightning Sprints et la série SuperDIRTcar Modifié Gros-Blocs sera en piste samedi 10 septembre avec les Sportsman et STR.

Race Mania 7, two great nights of action at Autodrome Drummond!

 

Drummondville, Quebec –Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – Martin Bélanger, Public Relations, Director

 

The biggest weekend on DIRT track racing of the season will occur this Friday and Saturday at Autodrome Drummond as they will present the 7th edition of Race Mania. Two exciting nights of racing with the MrDIRTcar 358-Modified Series along with the MrDIRTcar Pro-Stock Series in action as the Lightning Sprints will complete the schedule on September 9. The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will visit Drummond on the 10th with a 50-lap Sportsman race and the STR added to the schedule.

 

Nos pilotes locaux auront la chance de briller ce vendredi soir alors que la série MrDIRTcar 358-Modifié effectuera un arrêt afin d’y disputer une finale de 75 tours. Ce sera seulement la 3e manche de cette série alors que la pluie a joué les troubles fêtes jusqu’ici. Quelques québécois sont biens positionnés dans cette série alors que David Hébert est présentement 5e et l’ancien champion de cette série, Mario Clair est au 7e rang. Danny O’Brien est présentement le meneur de la série suivi de Carey Terrance, Mat Williamson, Danny Johnson et Hébert. Plusieurs gros noms de la série DIRTcar voudront profiter de cette soirée de vendredi pour tenter de récolter quelques dollars supplémentaires, les Planck, Hearn, Sheppard et Phelps, pourraient être de la partie. Le meilleur peloton de voitures de la saison est attendu.

Le lendemain, la série Gros-Blocs Super DIRTcar effectuera un deuxième arrêt à Drummond. En juillet dernier, Brett Hearn avait profité d’un bris de moteur de Johnson pour remporter la victoire. Les meilleurs pilotes du circuit DIRTcar seront présents. Matt Sheppard est toujours le meneur dans cette série avec une avance de 61 point sur Billy Decker. Hearn suit au 3e rang suivi de Danny Johnson et Jimmy Phelps. Une finale de 100 tours remplie d’action est à l’horaire pour ces grandes vedettes de la terre-battue.

La série MrDIRTcar Pro-Stock sera également présente vendredi soir avec une finale de 50 tours, Joey Ladouceur est présentement le meneur, ayant remporté la victoire lors de la seule épreuve présentée dans cette série en juin dernier à Cornwall. Un peloton semblable à celui obtenu lors de la série Mohawk avec quelques américains supplémentaires sera en piste.

La série Lightning Sprints partagera le plancher avec une finale de 25 tours. Lors de leur dernière visite, un imposant groupe de 31 pilotes, avaient pris part à l’évènement des World of Outlaws. La lutte est chaude pour le championnat de fin de saison et comme à l’habitude, ces coureurs vous en donneront plein la vue!

La catégorie Sportsman sera en piste sur les 2 soirées, le vendredi, les pilotes auront des temps chronométrés où les 6 premiers pilotes participeront ensuite à un cash-dash de 6 tours pour déterminer les 6 premières positions de la finale de 50 tours qui sera présentée samedi soir.

Les STR seront aussi de l’horaire alors que le vendredi soir, ils auront les qualifications et si le temps le permet, une finale de 20 tours pour conclure la soirée. Le lendemain, ils seront en compétition pour une finale de 25 tours.

Donc, beaucoup d’action à prévoir alors que 6 catégories différentes seront en piste tout au long de ces 2 soirées de courses. Beaucoup de voitures, de tours et de plaisir à prévoir! On vous attend donc à l’Autodrome Drummond pour le Race Mania 7!

L’Autodrome Drummond la F1 de la terre-battue !

Martin Bélanger

Directeur des communications

Autodrome Drummond

mart96@videotron.ca

Our local drivers will have the chance to be the stars on Friday with the MrDIRTcar 358-Modified series in town to complete a 75-lap event. It will be the third race of this series with Mother Nature forcing cancellation of a few. David Hebert is currently sitting in fifth with Mario Clair being in seventh. Danny O’Brien leads the way in front of Carey Terrance, Mat Williamson, Danny Johnson and Hebert. Several big names of DIRTcar will want to race on Friday night to collect extra dollars, the Planck, Hearn, Sheppard and Phelps could be present. The best field of the season will be on hand for this important race.

The following night, the big guns of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will make a second stop in Drummond in 2011. In July, Brett Hearn took the opportunity of engine issues for Danny Johnson to grab the win. The best drivers will be on hand for this race. Matt Sheppard currently leads the way in the Super DIRTcar Series with a 61-point edge over Billy Decker. Hearn follows in third with Danny Johnson and Jimmy Phelps completing the top 5. A 100-lap feature filled with action is on the schedule.

The MrDIRTcar Pro-Stock series will make a stop in Drummond on Friday night with a 50-lap event. Joey Ladouceur currently leads the series winning the only race presented so far in June at Cornwall. A similar field that we got with the Mohawk Series including a few extra American drivers is expected.

The Lightning Sprints group will also share the spotlight of the first night of racing with a 25-lap event. On their last visit, a solid field of 31 cars had showed up. The chase for the point`s title is really close and the racing will be as tight on the speedway.

The Sportsman will be on the track during the 2 nights, on Friday, the drivers will have time trials where the top 6 drivers will then participate in a dash for cash to determine the top 6 positions for the 50-lap event presented on Saturday night.

The STR will also be on the schedule on Friday with heat races and maybe a 20-lap event of time permits. The following night they will a 25-lap finale.

With 6 categories in the pits on 2 great nights in a row of racing, we can expect several cars, laps and great action on the track. We hope to see you at Autodrome Drummond for Race Mania 7!

Autodrome Drummond, the formula 1 of dirt track racing!

Martin Bélanger

Public Relations Director

Autodrome Drummond

mart96@videotron.ca

 


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Roulo Brothers Back to DuQuoin Victory Lane After Two Decades;

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

 

 News & Notes from ARCA at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

(TOLEDO, Ohio) - The Thursday and Friday before the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds marked the 20-year anniversary of Roulo Brothers Racing's first win on the dirt mile.

 

The team led by Gary and Russ Roulo, ARCA mainstays for more than a quarter-century, last won at DuQuoin on September 1 and 2, 1991, as driver Bob Strait led 20 of the final 21 laps to defeat Bobby Bowsher, Dean Roper, Bill Venturini, and Mark Gibson.

 

The race was red-flagged for rain on Sunday and re-started for rain Monday. Scheduled for 200 laps, the event was shortened to 139 as an 11 a.m. time limit was imposed.

 

Though the time between checkered flags was 20 years, three days, and a shade over three hours, the difference in Strait's and Chris Buescher's ages is much wider. Strait was 42 at the time of his DuQuoin victory for the Roulos; Buescher will turn 19 in October and had not been born the last time the Roulos won at DuQuoin.

 

"DuQuoin's always been good to us," said Gary Roulo in Victory Lane. "Obviously, Chris is new to the dirt with Springfield being his first race, but he's a fast learner and really came here and did a good job."

 

Aside from the historical aspect of winning again at one of ARCA's oldest tracks, Roulo said the victory is impactful after a season packed with near-misses, including five second-place finishes.

 

"It means a lot. We thought we had one earlier in the year at New Jersey with about 10 to go and (we) got taken out. That would have really set the tone at the beginning of the year, but we've worked hard to stay focused and stay up to the front. We knew we'd get some more coming up, and there's still some races left. We expect to go to Salem, Kansas, and Toledo, and be up front as well."

 

Dillon Builds Lead with Runner-Up Finish: Despite finishing second to Chris Buescher (No. 17 Reliance Tool/David Ragan Ford Ford) in the Southern Illinois 200, Ty Dillon (No. 41 Hemelgarn/CIPT Chevrolet) still managed to increase - yes, increase - his points lead in the ARCA Racing Series standings. Though the advantage is merely five points higher than it was after the August 26 race at Madison International Speedway, it's still larger, and here's how it happened on a day in which Buescher not only won, but led the most laps:

 

Dillon started the day 400 points ahead of Buescher, and both drivers received 25 points right away for race entry. Dillon qualified first at 106.895 mph and earned a 15-point bonus (+415); Buescher, meanwhile, qualified seventh at 102.881 mph and received no qualifying bonus.

 

Each driver led laps during the race (+415), but Buescher led 60 to Dillon's 17. Buescher's total was higher than any other leader Monday, giving him five additional points (+410). Buescher then earned 200 race points to Dillon's 195, gaining another five (+405) but leaving him five short of his margin at the day's opening.

 

Even after building his cushion over second, Dillon spoke with a hint of regret, an indication of his usual high standard.

 

"I think we had this race," Dillon said. "We had a really fast car. It was really awesome at the beginning. We had a really good pit stop that put us out in front of the cars that pitted, but they just have experience on these race tracks and know how these races go. It's really hard to pass when it gets that slick, and them being out front and they didn't have to take any tires. Tires weren't that big of an issue when you're out front. Track position meant a ton. Congratulations to them. I'm really happy to be able to spin out and finish second. Our car was awesome, but I'm still upset that we had a really awesome car and didn't win. The guys did an awesome job, but things happen. It's my fault this time."

 

Dillon now has 4335 points to Buescher's 3930, and Frank Kimmel (No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford) is third at 3865 points, or 470 behind Dillon. Grant Enfinger (No. 36 Hoosier Tire Midwest/RaceTires.com Dodge) is fourth, 540 behind the lead.

 

Chad McCumbee (No. 1 ModSpace Ford) and Tim George Jr. (No. 31 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet) both rose one position, to fifth and sixth, respectively, supplanting Tom Hessert (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet), who fell to seventh after suffering a blown motor.

 

Chad Hackenbracht (No. 58 Tastee Apple Chevrolet), Sean Corr (No. 82 Empire Racing Ford), and Darrell Basham (No. 34 Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet) maintained the eighth through 10th positions.

 

Before the race, Basham's stay in the top 10 hit a minor obstacle - and he had not even reached the track. One tire on Basham's truck went flat on the way to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Luckily, fellow ARCA veterans Kimmel and Brad Smith were traveling at the same time - Kimmel in front and Smith behind. Both men stopped to help Basham, changing the tire on the side of the highway before traveling to the race track in enough time to prepare for Monday's events.

 

The official ARCA Racing Series point standings will be released Tuesday.

 

Buescher Wins Aaron's, Messina Awards: Chris Buescher swept ARCA's $500 lap leader awards for the second time this season, winning the Aaron's Lap Leader Award for leading 60 laps and taking the Messina Wildlife Management Halfway Leader Award for leading Lap 50. Buescher also swept those two awards at Pocono Raceway in June, and won the Aaron's award at Madison on August 26.

 

Backup Car Takes Kimmel to Hard Charger: Frank Kimmel suffered engine woes in his usual dirt car before qualifying for Monday's Southern Illinois 100, so he elected to use a backup which had finished sixth at Madison in August. The car had never raced on dirt. Kimmel only qualified 23rd, but the position set him up to win the CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Race Award.

 

Kimmel advanced 17 spots in the race to finish sixth, his series-leading 15th top-10 of the season. The Hard Charger Award was his fifth of the year and second consecutive. He now carries a commanding 17-point lead over Chad Hackenbracht for the year-end award.

 

"Not a bad day for our backup Ansell-Menards Ford, especially considering how things started," Kimmel said. "Turn 2 was our weak point today but we made up great time in the other turns. I tell you, I did more sliding than I'm comfortable with on this dirt track and I think that's where the dirt racing regulars have the advantage. Overall, I'm happy with the result and extremely proud of my guys for working so hard today. I'm excited to see what we can get at Salem, Kansas and Toledo."

 

Vaught Hustles to Career High: Running fifth just before the final restart in the Southern Illinois 100, Will Vaught (No. 55 Manpower to Horsepower Chevrolet) knew that staying in the fifth position would represent another successful run for Venturini Motorsports, but not a new career-best finish. Vaught's third career ARCA start - and his first for Venturini - at Springfield on August 21 ended in fifth place, and improvement was necessary.

 

Vaught shot to the outside of Kelly Kovski (No. 39 Central Illinois Security/Schluckebier Farms/ Modern Paving Chevrolet) and Andrew Ranger (No. 53 Van Dyke Baler/Bollegraaf Ford) at the green flag to start Lap 103, and held the position to drive home third.

 

The finish was even more surprising for the Missouri native after he talked about losing power in the race's early stages.

 

"We didn't have a very good car until the middle of the race. It started taking rubber and got better and better," Vaught said. "(The finish) was just luck. I timed that restart right and they kind of got held up and I got by both of them. Third isn't too bad."

 

Vaught hopes to return to Venturini Motorsports in the future, but said in a familiar refrain that sponsorship money is the driving force.

 

"It's on to getting the sponsors and working with some people for maybe the last two races of the year," he said. "I hope we're able to do something like that. I love these guys. The Venturinis are a great group of guys and have great equipment. I couldn't ask for much more. Equipment like this makes it a lot easier for a driver to get good finishes of third and fifth in the dirt races. I just hope we get some money and continue doing this."

 

Kovski Pleased with Top Finish: In 14 prior ARCA starts, Allgaier Motorsports crew chief-turned-dirt driving ace Kelly Kovski had never finished in the top five. The Springfield, Ill. native changed that while racing in his home state Monday, finishing fourth.

 

"I thought I had, honestly, a chance to win there probably three quarters of the way through," Kovski said at post-race inspection. "Just with all the dust, we didn't make it tight enough there in the pit stop. All in all, it was a good day.

 

"There are a lot of guys that have tried to do this from Springfield and they just haven't had as good of equipment as I have. Luckily, my dad puts every damn dime he's got in this thing, so I get the opportunity to have fun with a good car."

 

With the dirt slate behind him, Kovski's focus can fully return to Grant Enfinger's efforts in Allgaier's No. 36 entry, which is currently fourth in points and still searching for a win.

 

"We just want to stay on track. This is a rebuild year. We're trying to rebuild Allgaier Motorsports back and do some good things there. As far as the team, I think we're showing it."

 

Ranger Not So Inexperienced, After All: There's no question thatAndrew Ranger's specialty is road racing, a fact made clear in his thrilling victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park in May. That doesn't mean, though, that Ranger can't cut it on speedways or dirt tracks.

 

Ranger finished fifth Monday in his third ARCA start of the year, finishing a run that saw him go first at New Jersey and fifth at Chicagoland in back to back races. A stretch of three top-fives in three races has Ranger thinking he can contend in 2012, the 60th season for the ARCA Racing Series.

 

"This is probably our last race of this year within ARCA, but we probably want to do the full season next year," said Ranger, of Roxton Pond, Quebec. "We'll see how it goes. I think it's a great series. I don't know why, but in three races I did pretty well; I won and both (other) times I finished top-five. It's fantastic."

 

Ranger's dirt expertise comes from his father Robert, a racing veteran.

 

"My dad was a dirt modified driver in Quebec at Granby and Drummondville. I tried one of his cars maybe 10 times, but it's a very different car. The ARCA car is very fun to drive. It was my first experience with that type of car. I need to thank Bollegraaf; they supported us this weekend. My team did a really good job."

 

Hagen Scores Top-15 in Debut, Speer Notches Career High: USAC Mopar National Midget points leader Darren Hagen (No. 25 Manpower to Horsepower Chevrolet) finished 12th in his stock car competition debut at DuQuoin, giving Venturini Motorsports two top-15 results for the day. Hagen had never driven a stock car in a race, but has tested cars for Stewart-Haas Racing.

 

Tyler Speer (No. 11 GDE Renovations Ford) also scored a career high in the top 20, finishing 15th. Speer had finished 32nd at Rockingham in 2010 and 24th at Springfield two weeks earlier in his previous starts.

 

Salem Up Next: The prestigious Bill France Four Crown Award will be decided when the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races at Salem Speedway on Saturday, September 17. The 200-lap, 110-mile Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic 200 at one of ARCA's most historic tracks will start at 7:15 p.m., with a 90-minute practice starting at 1:05 and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell beginning at 4. All drivers in the starting field will participate in an autograph session from 4:45-5:15.

 

Chad McCumbee of Andy Belmont Racing currently leads the Bill France Four Crown standings by 50 points and needs only a top-10 finish to win the award that recognizes drivers for success on a variety of tracks in ARCA Racing Series competition. 

 

Points leader Ty Dillon and runner-up Chris Buescher both forecasted the Salem event.

 

"(We need to) not blow a tire and hit the wall," said Dillon, who won the pole but finished second in May. "We had a good car there, like we've had all year, so I'm excited to get back. We've been working on some things and we'll see what happens."

 

Buescher started fifth but finished 22nd at Salem in May. His involvement in a three-car incident after just more than 50 of 200 laps caused his Ford to leave the track on a tow truck.

 

"Our Salem car has actually had a lot of work done to it, and it should be in good shape when we go back there," Buescher said. "(The setup) is similar to Winchester, but I can't give it all away; it's a nice piece."

 

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards features 19 events at 16 tracks on its 2011 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course.

 

Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.

 

CONTACT:

Griffin Hickman, ARCA

(419) 574-2685 (mobile)

ghickman@arcaracing.com

 

Don Radebaugh, ARCA

(419) 450-0611 (mobile)

dradebaugh@arcaracing.com 

 


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UN WEEK-END TRÈS IMPORTANT POUR TOUS LES PILOTES DE L'ACT

Pour diffusion immédiate (06-09-11-30)

 

Samedi : Autodrome Chaudière—Dimanche : Circuit Ste-Croix/Riverside Speedway

 

Lors du prochain week-end, les amateurs de stock-car du Québec vivront des moments mémorables alors qu’ils auront l’occasion d’assister à deux importantes confrontations pour tous les pilotes de l’ACT (American Canadian Tour).

 

Le tout débutera, samedi soir, à l’Autodrome Chaudière de Vallée-Jonction avec la présentation de la quatrième édition sur Showdown 200 Budweiser, une course qui regroupera les 12 meilleurs pilotes de la série ACT-Castrol à ceux du championnat américain de l’ACT. En effet, une petite modification a été apportée en prévision de cette course. Le promoteur avait le droit de choisir un pilote additionnel et Michel Lessard a choisi Jean-François Déry de Québec pour compléter le peloton québécois alors que Tom Curley a fait appel à Joey Laquerre pour compléter son groupe.

 

Jusqu’à présent, ce n’est à nul autre que Patrick Laperle de St-Denis-sur-Richelieu que revient l’honneur d’avoir obtenu de meilleurs résultats avec deux victoires. L’autre est allée à l’Américain Brent Dragon. Cependant au cumulatif des performances des deux groupes, ce sont toujours les Américains qui ont le meilleur.

 

Cette fois, on entend bien disposer des représentants du pays de l’Oncle Sam à tous les niveaux. Bien sûr, Laperle qui est en route vers un troisième titre ACT, sera l’un des favoris pour triompher. C’est d’ailleurs lui qui avait triomphé lors du lever de rideau de la série ACT-Castrol à cet endroit. Ce dernier ne sera cependant pas le seul, car le vétéran Donald Theetge de Québec est également très à l’aise du ce tracé plus que spectaculaire. Il a triomphé lors de la deuxième course présentée en Beauce et on se souviendra que l’an dernier, lors du Showdown, il s’était classé bon deuxième.

 

Toujours en quête d’un premier gain, cette saison, Karl Allard de St-Félicien, se présentera certainement à l’Autodrome Chaudière, le couteau entre les dents. Dans cet événement annuel, il n’a pas été en mesure prendre place sur le podium jusqu’à maintenant, mais compte bien briser la glace, cette fois. Il connaît très bien la piste et il a le talent pour réussir l’exploit. Cette fois, sur le plan québécois, il y aura de nouveaux joueurs tels que, Dave Michaud de Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. Jusqu’à maintenant, il a réalisé deux podiums (deuxième et troisième) et il pourrait bien mêler les cartes. Il y a également Dany Trépanier de St-Édouard-de-Lotbinière et la recrue, Yannick Tremblay de Chicoutimi qui seront là pour seconder l’équipe québécois tout comme, Marc-André Cliche de Vallée-Jonction qui en sera à une première participation. Localement, il sera le favori.

 

La représentation américaine sera très imposable et on devra s’attendre à un excellent duel entre les meilleurs. Bien sûr, Brent Dragon, le gagnant du deuxième Showdown sera sur place. Il en sera ainsi pour Brian Hoar qui cumule plusieurs titres au sein de l’ACT. Parmi les autres qui seront présents, on remarque les noms de John Donohue, Wayne Helliwell, Randy Potter, Austin Theriault, Joey Polewarczyk, Glen Luce, Brad Babb et autres.

 

 

En classes locales SPORT COMPACTE BESTBUY, Dominic Jacques de Vallée-Jonction devra porter une attention particulière aux Poulin, Roy, Blanchette, Carrier et autres, car la lutte est vive pour le championnat avec deux programmes à faire.

 

En LIMITÉ COOL FM 103.5, Julien Bernier domine le classement, mais toute une lutte se dessine pour la deuxième position entre Yves Marcoux de Thetford-Mines, François Savard de Québec et Stéphane Lecours de Lac Etchemin.

 

L’ouverture des puits est prévue pour 11 h 30 et le public sera admis à compter de 13 h 00.

 

Reprise très attendue

Puis, le lendemain après-midi (dimanche), tout ce beau monde se retrouvera au circuit Ste-Croix/Riverside Speedway pour la dixième manche de la série ACT-Castrol et du championnat américain de l’ACT, soit la deuxième édition de la Can-Am 200 présentée par Foley Motorsports.

 

Déjà les jeux sont faits, car avant l’interruption en raison la pluie, le 27 août dernier, on avait eu le temps de présenter les préliminaires et on connaît maintenant les 36 participants à cet événement remporté par l’Américain Brian Hoar l’an dernier. On se souviendra que la fin de cette épreuve avait laissé tout le monde sur leur appétit, car elle avait été amputée de 29 tours alors que le meilleur était à venir.

 

Naturellement, sur le plan québécois, le trio Laperle-Theetge-Allard demeure toujours dans la mire des spectateurs. Il a également David Michaud de Ste-Anne-des-Plaines qui tire toujours bien son épingle du jeu au circuit Ste-Croix/Riverside Speedway. Il est vrai que c’est une confrontation de 200 tours, car tous quatre prendront le départ en milieu de peloton alors que Jimmy Cormier et Steve Lesage occuperont la deuxième rangée au départ alors que la première appartient à deux favoris américains, en l’occurrence Joey Polewarczyk et le multiple champion Brian Hoar.

 

Même s’il acceptera le départ de la 32e position, Sylvain Lacombe de Terrebonne remontera certainement le peloton durant la même partie de la course pour ensuite s’attaquer aux meneurs. Pour ce premier champion Castrol, seule la victoire importe, car il ne lutte pas pour le titre Il en est à une première participation cette saison. À noter que pour cette Can-Am 200, il y 16 pilotes américains assurés d’une position de départ, soit quatre de plus que l’an dernier. Le signal de départ de cette Can-Am 200 aura lieu à 13 h 30.

 

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Source :            American Canadian Tour

                         www.acttour.com

                         (802) 244-6963

Collaboration :   Yvon Larrivée

                         acttour@gmail.com

                                André Gagnon

                        www.autodromechaudiere.com

Photos:                        Stéphane Lazare

                        Andy Allaire

                         www.stephanelazare.ca

 

 


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Chris Buescher Wins Southern Illinois 100 on DuQuoin Dirt

For Immediate Release:

Monday, September 5, 2011

 

 (DUQUOIN, Ill.) - With five second-place finishes behind him in 2011, Chris Buescher was understandably in a hurry to finish the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts in the prime position he had assumed on Lap 45 - and finish, he did.

 

Buescher, a Roush Fenway Racing developmental driver, led each of the final 60 laps in an event extended from 100 to 104 laps on one of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards' two dirt ovals. He held off a rebounding Ty Dillon and a charging Will Vaught on a late restart to take his first win of the season and his third after a pair of victories at Toledo Speedway last year.

 

"These guys, the Roulo Brothers, did a great job," Buescher said. "To have all the help of Roush Fenway and David Ragan, this thing was awesome. We were on a rail for the most part. This track is not a race I marked on my schedule as one I expected to win, but we still put on a heck of a show, I feel. I hope everyone else thought so, because it was a ball."

 

Buescher had not raced a stock car on dirt until August 21 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, where he finished eighth, but proved his ability to adapt quickly.

 

"I haven't raced on (dirt) a whole lot," Buescher said. "My first couple legends races on dirt, I finished 12th the first one and won the next four, so I have a pretty good history but I'm not saying I'm a dirt racer. I sure do enjoy it."

 

Including the series' last race at Madison International Speedway, Buescher had finished second at Daytona (to Bobby Gerhart), Chicagoland (to Dillon), Pocono (to Tim George Jr.), and Winchester (to Dakoda Armstrong). Despite leading 90 of 200 laps at Madison 10 days ago, Buescher fell to Alex Bowman.

 

The win was the second for Roulo Brothers Racing at DuQuoin, but the first in just over two decades. The team led by Gary and Russ Roulo won at the southern Illinois oval with driver Bob Strait on September 1, 1991.

 

Buescher (No. 17 Reliance Tool Ford) had not led before his 60-lap stretch to close the race, but passed Vaught (No. 55 Manpower to Horsepower Chevrolet) in the second turn on Lap 45; he would not relent.

 

Dillon, the points leader, started his afternoon in the front after driving the No. 41 Hemelgarn/CIPT Chevrolet to the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell for the seventh time this year, but Springfield, Ill. native Kelly Kovski - normally the crew chief for Allgaier Motorsports - drove to his outside from the second starting position and led the first lap by 0.431 second.

 

Kovski (No. 39 Central Illinois Security/Schluckebier Farms/Modern Paving Chevrolet) led through an early caution period, but Chad Hackenbracht (No. 58 Tastee Apple Chevrolet) used the outside line on a Lap 5 restart to take the advantage. Dillon followed him around Kovski, and the two broke away.

 

Hackenbracht led Dillon by 0.592 second after 10 of a scheduled 100 laps, but Dillon halved the gap the next time past the start/finish line. Kovski closed to within a half-second, with Vaught in a distant fourth place more than two seconds behind the lead.

 

The lead trio extended its advantage over the field, and then began to take aim at one another. Hackenbracht led Dillon at Lap 14 by 0.383 second, but Dillon gained quickly and passed for the Lap 15 lead. Hackenbracht passed back the next time around, just before reaching the start/finish line, but his second lead was just as short-lived as Dillon's first. Kovski grabbed the first spot in the backstretch on Lap 17, moving to a 0.369-second gap on Hackenbracht with Dillon less than a second behind.

 

Keeping the battle intense, Hackenbracht stole the lead on Lap 18 - a fourth consecutive change - and brought Dillon with him past Kovski. Behind them, Buescher moved to within 1.075 seconds in the fourth position.

 

Hackenbracht led at Lap 20, followed by Dillon, Kovski, Buescher, Chris Windom (No. 32 Win-Tron Dodge), Vaught, Tom Hessert (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet), Tim George Jr. (No. 31 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet), Will Kimmel (No. 68 Messina Wildlife Management/Menards Ford), and debut driver Darren Hagen (No. 25 Manpower to Horsepower Chevrolet).

 

Dillon passed a lapped car to the inside between Turns 3 and 4 and weaved past Hackenbracht for the lead at Lap 22, just before the caution flag came out for a blown Hessert motor. Several drivers, including Buescher, Vaught, and Kovski, elected to pit. Buescher led the charge off of pit road, and Dillon continued to lead the race as the field finished the first quarter of the race.

 

Dillon led Hackenbracht and Windom out of the Lap 28 restart; George and Will Kimmel had moved just behind the lead pack, having not pitted. Hackenbracht tried to use the outside line to pass Dillon, but could not get past. Instead, Windom passed him for second the next time around and set his sights on Dillon.

 

Dillon's lead extended to more than one second, and fluctuated above and below that mark until Mike Koch spun out of Turn 4 with the leaders completing Lap 36. Dillon and the four other top-five cars all elected to pit, sending Vaught to the Lap 38 lead. Andrew Ranger, making his first dirt start in an ARCA car after winning on the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course in May, drove the No. 53 Van Dyke Baler/Bollegraaf Ford to second. Buescher followed in third, with Kovski and Grant Enfinger (No. 36 Hoosier Tire Midwest/RaceTires.com Dodge) behind him.

 

Using the last pit stall and a position just before the start/finish line to his advantage, Dillon easily drove out of his pit stop first to take the 12th position. George improved his spot by driving out ahead of Hackenbracht, Windom, and Will Kimmel.

 

The Lap 41 green flag saw Dillon move around Mark Littleton (No. 5 Mason Sound Chevrolet) as he tried to move back into a contending position. He wasn't the only one advancing his spot, though. Buescher passed Ranger in Turn 3 for second place, and Kovski worked on Ranger with his eye on the third position. Vaught continued to lead by just more than a half-second, but Buescher was coming. He found his way to Vaught's back bumper by the start/finish line to close Lap 44, and made the pass after just two turns on the next lap. Kovski also improved his position, finally taking third from Ranger.

 

Kovski passed Vaught for second on Lap 47, and the side-by-side battle between those two helped Buescher push his lead to 1.887 seconds at the scheduled halfway point of the race, Lap 50. Behind Buescher were 20 other cars on the lead lap, most notably Vaught, Ranger, Enfinger, Kovski, Frank Kimmel (No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford), Dillon, Hagen, Will Kimmel, and Springfield dirt winner Chad McCumbee (No. 1 ModSpace Ford) in the top 10.

 

Buescher moved his lead past two seconds at Lap 51. Behind him several laps later, Enfinger took an exciting ride on the frontstretch, weaving quickly around a lapped car to create three-wide traffic before losing fourth place to Kovski, his usual crew chief. Buescher continued to lead, with Ranger less than one second back and Vaught in third over three seconds behind.

 

As Dillon moved to sixth and Buescher led Lap 56, Tyler Speer (No. 11 GDE Renovations Ford) spun on the frontstretch to produce the race's fourth caution flag. The race started again with the green flag at Lap 62, with Kovski moving past Vaught for third and Buescher keeping a 0.745-second lead over Ranger. Dillon's charge slowed slightly, as Frank Kimmel worked past him for sixth. Just behind them, Windom passed Will Kimmel for eighth.

 

Frank Kimmel and Dillon teamed up to pass Enfinger for fifth and sixth on Lap 65, and the trio of Windom, Will Kimmel, and McCumbee followed past. Still, ahead of them, Buescher was proving himself as the class of the field. A caution flag and a Lap 69 restart did little to harm the Texan's advantage, as he advanced his lead again to over one second by Lap 72. Dillon, meanwhile, had passed Kimmel for the fourth spot and again looked to be ready to retake the lead. He moved around Vaught for fourth on Lap 75, and was within 3.03 seconds of Buescher with 25 laps to go.

 

Though Dillon was moving up, Ranger and Kovski were holding their own in the second and third positions. Kovski passed Ranger for second on Lap 79, but lost some ground to Buescher in the process. With 20 laps to go, Buescher led what seemed to be a four-car runaway for the 16th race of the 19-event ARCA Racing Series season.

 

Though he trailed by 1.278 seconds at Lap 81, Kovski advanced by more than a second on Buescher one lap later to close the gap. Then, in a move uncharacteristic of his dominating rookie season but not unexpected given his relative inexperience in a stock car on dirt, Dillon spun out of Turn 1 on Lap 83. Amazingly, he kept his car in line and, with no damage, drove away without losing the fourth position. Ahead of him, though, Buescher, Kovski, and Ranger opened up more than seven seconds of space.

 

Littleton spun on Lap 86 to bring out another caution flag, therefore bunching up the field and putting Dillon back into play after his spin. ARCA Racing Series officials decided to release the green flag to start Lap 91, setting off a single-file restart as is called for with 10 or fewer laps to go in a race.

 

Buescher got away cleanly, and Kovski kept second. Dillon attacked Ranger for third, and was able to take it in the first green flag lap. Windom followed, sending Ranger to fifth. Dillon moved closer to Kovski at Lap 92, but he maintained his position and Buescher kept his lead again. Dillon finally did pass Kovski at Lap 94, but by then Buescher had moved his lead out to 2.211 seconds. Dillon gained slightly two laps later, but Buescher took back the lost advantage and more on Lap 97 to hold a margin of 2.743 seconds with three laps to go.

 

His late-race runaway was not to be, though. A multi-car incident just before Buescher drove under the white flag triggered the race's final caution flag and set up a green-white-checkered finish as series officials extended the race distance by four laps. Vaught charged hard around Kovski for third at the green flag - on the outside - but Dillon could not make up the same ground on Buescher. In a role reversal from their ongoing battle atop the overall series standings, Buescher led Dillon and would not let him drive by. He led Lap 103 by 0.742 second and drove a clean final lap to take his first win of 2011 by 0.785 second.

 

Vaught ended third after his impressive charge on the restart, and Kovski and Ranger filled out the top five. Frank Kimmel, McCumbee, Will Kimmel, George, and Enfinger rounded out the top 10.

 

The race finished in one hour, 24 minutes, and 41 seconds, at an average speed of 73.679 mph. Seven caution flags slowed the action for 32 laps.

 

Before the Southern Illinois 200, several racing stars highlighted a UMP Modifieds show on the fairgrounds oval. Ken Schrader edged Tony Stewart atop a 21-car field, with Matt Mevert, Shelby Miles, and Jared Kneemiller filling out the top five. The full results can be seen below, under the ARCA Racing Series boxscore.

 

The prestigious Bill France Four Crown Award will be decided when the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races at Salem Speedway on Saturday, September 17. The 200-lap, 110-mile Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic 200 at one of ARCA's most historic tracks will start at 7:15 p.m., with a 90-minute practice starting at 1:05 and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell beginning at 4. All drivers in the starting field will participate in an autograph session from 4:45-5:15.

 

Chad McCumbee of Andy Belmont Racing currently leads the Bill France Four Crown standings by 50 points and needs only a top-10 finish to win the award that recognizes drivers for success on a variety of tracks in ARCA Racing Series competition. 

   

 

2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event #16

DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin Illinois, 9-5-11

Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts

September 5, 2011 / 3:56 PM

FIN

STR

NO

DRIVER/HOMETOWN

LAPS

STATUS 

1

7

17

Chris Buescher/Prosper TX

104

Running

2

1

41

Ty Dillon/Lewisville NC

104

Running

3

3

55

Will Vaught/Crane MO

104

Running

4

2

39

Kelly Kovski/Springfield IL

104

Running

5

10

53

Andrew Ranger/Roxton Pond Quebec

104

Running

6

23

44

Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN

104

Running

7

9

1

Chad McCumbee/Holden Beach NC

104

Running

8

12

68

Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN

104

Running

9

11

31

Tim George Jr./New York NY

104

Running

10

14

36

Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL

104

Running

11

17

82

Sean Corr/Goshen NY

104

Running

12

6

25

Darren Hagen/Riverside CA

104

Running

13

5

32

Chris Windom/West Lafayette IN

104

Running

14

4

58

Chad Hackenbracht/New Philadelphia OH

104

Running

15

16

11

Tyler Speer/Woodstock GA

104

Running

16

8

57

Rodney Melvin/Benton IL

104

Running

17

20

28

Ron Cox/Soddy Daisy TN

104

Running

18

19

71

Eddie Pearson/Spartanburg SC

104

Running

19

22

15

Joe Cooksey/Centralia IL

104

Running

20

18

5

Mark Littleton/Arenzville IL

103

Running

21

27

65

Joe Mueller/Brighton IL

102

Running

22

32

23

Levi Youster/Oak Harbor OH

100

Running

23

24

34

Darrell Basham/Henryville IN

98

Running

24

31

94

Mike Koch/Mountain Home AR

97

Running

25

29

73

Dale Shearer/Alhambra IL

96

Running

26

13

52

Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ

21

Engine

27

21

06

Tom O'Leary IV/Cygnet OH

16

Brakes

28

15

10

A.J. Fike/Galesburg IL

14

Battery

29

33

48

James Hylton/Inman SC

11

Handling

30

26

18

Charlie Vest/Ocoee FL

10

Rear End

31

30

29

Rob Jones/Bowie MD

9

Suspnsn

32

34

26

Brad Smith/Shelby Township MI

7

Handling

33

25

14

Richard Harriman/Snohomish WA

3

Overhtng

34

28

01

Austin Rettig/Sikeston MO

0

Engine

MENARDS POLE AWARD PRESENTED BY ANSELL: Ty Dillon 33.678 (106.895 mph)

MRGN OF VICT: 0.785 seconds

TIME OF RACE: 1:24:41

LAP LEADERS: Kovski 1-4, 17 (5); Hackenbracht 5-14, 16, 18-21 (15); Dillon 15, 22-37 (17); Vaught 38-44 (7);

Buescher 45-104 (60)

 

UMP Modified Results: 1. Ken Schrader, 9X, Fenton, Mo.; 2. Tony Stewart, 14, Columbus, Ind.; 3. Matt Mevert, 22, Massachnusetts, Ill.; 4. Shelby Miles, 76, Bloomington, Ind.; 5. Jared Kneemiller, 44, St. Peters, Mo.; 6. Nic Bidinger, 15, Kearney, Mo.; 7. Jesse Snyder, X, Robinson, Ill.; 8. Tim Burdel, 14R, DuQuoin, Ill.; 9. Joe Geisler, 85G, St. Mary, Mo.; 10. Blake Cook, 9C, DuQuoin, Ill., 11. Christopher Winters, 21X, DuQuoin, Ill.; 12. Emmett Groves, 21, Charleston, Mo.; 13. Terry James, 9J, Winfield, Mo.; 14. Charles Baker, 9B, Labelle, Mo.; 15. Dennis Vandermeersch, 47C, Springfield, Ill.; 16. Tommy Scott, 4S, Springfield, Ill.; 17. Rick Weitekamp, 89W, Springfield, Ill.; 18. Steve Adams, 500, Hamboldt, Ill.; 19. Brian Shaw, 1, Robinson, Ill.; 20. Curt Rhodes, 10, Taylorville, Ill.; 21. Jonathan Rowan, 56, Jackson, Tenn.

 

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards features 19 events at 16 tracks on its 2011 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course.

 

Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.

 


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