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.
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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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