Fall Nationals at Brockville Speedway

Excitement Builds for the DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


One of the year's most anticipated motorsports experiences is just days away. The 2014 running of the DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals, newly re-branded as the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals – a Craig Revelle Tribute – presented by St. Lawrence Radiology and Rez X Racing, takes the green flag Friday night at Brockville Ontario Speedway.


Now in its 6th action-packed edition, this is the event that draws the biggest names in DIRTcar Racing to tackle the tight confines of the 3/8th mile layout on Temperance Lake Road, off highway 29 just north of Brockville. Track owner/promoter Paul Kirkland says he and the entire team at The BOS are looking forward to getting back to action after a layoff of more than a month.


"We ran an endurance event September 14th, but our last show with the Modified, Sportsman and street stock teams was Saturday, August 30th," explained Kirkland.  "Some of our regulars follow the season-ending Mr. DIRTcar Championship Trail dates, but most are strictly weekend warriors. No matter how often or where they race, everyone who has passed through our pit gates even once wants to add a Fall Nationals' trophy to their collection of racing hardware."


Paul Kirkland says that Brockville Speedway is a driver's track, where handling takes precedence over horsepower.  That opens-up the playing field and gives just about anyone a chance to upset the touring stars.  The Saturday night favourites will get the same chance of finding victory lane as the full-time professional drivers like Billy Decker, Danny Johnson and Brett Hearn.


"Look at the success a guy like Chris Herbison has had here over the years," offered Kirkland.  "He won the Sportsman Modified track championship in 2011 and 2012 and also claimed a Nationals win in 2011 and 2013.  Kyle Dingwall won the Sportsman crown in 2004 and was our 2012 Modified champion in 2012. Matt Billings was the top Sportsman driver in 2009 and is now a Big Block Modified Series regular. All of these guys have a legitimate chance of getting to the winner's circle this weekend."


For 2014, the show has been reformatted to be run over 2 nights. Friday, will see the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Championship race, along with the Go Nuclear Late Models and a Street Stocks Invitational with a 7:00green flag. Saturday has the Big Block and Sportsman Modified Championship Trail dates, as well as the popular Vintage Mods. Racing starts at 4:00. Sunday, October 19th will be used as a rain date, as needed.


Fans should make their calendars for Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th to make sure they don't miss the 6thrunning of the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals – a Craig Revelle Tribute – presented by St. Lawrence Radiology and Rez X Racing at Brockville Ontario Speedway.  Check out live music by Texas Tuxedos at the MYFM Small Block Party in the Turn 4 camping area after the Friday night action, a free concert with Ambush starting at 12:30 Saturday afternoon and the Bon Fire Bash with Rudy & the Saddle Ups following Saturday night's final checkered flag.  DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals events are also brought to you in part by 

BOB-FM/JR-FM, The Brockville Recorder & Times and CKWS-TV.


Check www.brockvillespeedway.com for all the details.  Be sure to 'like' the track on Facebook and follow Brockville Speedway on Twitter.  Sign-up for free app and get the latest track news and weather updates sent directly to your Smart Phone.


Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


A strong field – including Sydenham, Ontario's Luke Stewart – is expected to contend for the win at the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals – a Craig Revelle Tribute – presented by St. Lawrence Radiology and Rev X Racing, this weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media




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Sprint Cars Return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway


Sprint Cars Return to Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday Following Successful Test

Hanson, Austin make first laps around new 1/3-mile dirt track


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-101614-2


WEST HAVEN, VT – The winged warriors of the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour will make their official debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, October 18, joining the AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC "Vermont Freedom & Unity" event.  A successful test was completed by two teams on Wednesday, drawing rave reviews.

Lacey Hanson, a veteran of season seasons with the SCoNE series, and 16-year-old rookie Tyler Austin each turned laps in order to help gather information for their teams and competitors alike.  For Hanson, whose team is based just 10 minutes from the track in Orwell, VT, it was a productive day.

"It was great.  I was glad we got to come out and practice and see what the track is like," she said.  "I think it's going to be a great show."

Hanson and Austin agreed that the new 1/3-mile, paperclip-shaped dirt track at Devil's Bowl is a unique venue on the SCoNE schedule, and drives differently than the quarter-mile tracks at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT and Legion Speedway in Rumney, NH.

"It's got tight corners like Legion, but the longer, faster straightaways aren't something that we're really used to," Hanson said.  She felt that the track will demand a well-handling car and a strong engine, along with a finely tuned skillset from every driver.  "This track might level the playing field," she said.

Austin, of West Fairlee, VT was first on the track and was quickly up to speed.  He kissed the wall in Turn 4 in the first warm-up session, but rebounded to run many solid laps.

"It was fun, the track was smooth and fast," he said.  "I'm looking forward to Saturday."

The AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC "Vermont Freedom & Unity" event is packed with action and includes a 100-lap Sportsman Modified feature that will crown champions for the three-race "Battle at the Bowl" dirt track series and the season-long Northern Modified Challenge Series.  Also on tap are Renegade and Mini Stock championship finales and a special event for Bear Ridge Speedway's Sportsman Coupe division.  Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott will serve as the Grand Marshal.

General admission for the Saturday, October 18 event is $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under.  Grandstands open at 12:00noon with hot laps at 1:00 p.m., Sportsman Modified time trials at 1:30 p.m., and green flag racing at 2:00 p.m.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook atfacebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl and #BattleAtTheBowl hashtags.


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