2015 Track Titles to be Decided Saturday Night at Brockville Ontario Speedway
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
The first green flag of the calendar flew nearly 5 months ago and Saturday night, the regular season comes to an end with the final championship event – presented by Tallman Truck Centre – at Brockville Ontario Speedway.
After a pair of elimination rounds, the overall championships in the DIRTcar 358 Modified, Sportsman Modified as well as the Street Stock divisions remain up for grabs. Heading into the one night showdown, multi-time track champ Danny O'Brien holds a 30 point advantage of Ryan Arbuthnot. Kyle Dingwall and Stephane Lafrance are also in the hunt. Dylan Evoy has a slight bulge of 22 markers over Sportsman class rookie of the year hopeful Ryan Scott, with Jessica Power and Tristan Draper still in the running. In the Street Stock field, John Gifford has an 87 point cushion ahead of youngster Xavier Andrews. Track owner/promoter Paul Kirkland says that fans are in for an exciting night of action at the popular oval on Temperance Lake Road, north of Brockville.
"This is the first year that we've tried the elimination round format and while the set-up still needs some fine-tuning, it's been very successful," said Kirkland. "A strong showing during the regular season put a number of drivers into the hunt, but it'll take an extra effort Saturday night to seal the deal and earn the seat of honour at the championship celebration."
Kirkland says the season-ending shootout will also include the home track 4 cylinder rookie and DIRTcar Rookie Sportsman divisions and will wrap-up with a party after the night's on-track action has concluded. As always, gates will open at 5:00. Time trials for the 358 Mods and Sportsman Modified divisions start around 6:30, with racing underway at 7:00.
Brockville Ontario Speedway will host a Fall Monster Endurance event – with classes for men and women – Sunday, September 13th with a 2:00 start.
The 2015 season wraps-up with the 1000 Islands RV DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals – a Craig Revelle Tribute – presented by St. Lawrence Radiology and Rez X Racing. 258 Modified, Late Model and Street Stock racing takes the spotlight at 7:00 Friday, October 16th. Big Block, Sportsman and Vintage Modified action gets rolling at 4:00Saturday, October 17th. The event is co-sponsored by 103.7 BOB FM, Brockville Recorder & Times and CKWS-TV.
Check out www.brockvillespeedway.com for full event details and be sure to like the Brockville Ontario Speedway page at www.facebook.com and follow the track on Twitter for the latest news and information.
Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
A strong 2015 season has Ryan Arbuthnot (#R70) in the thick of the DIRTcar 358 championship hunt at Brockville Ontario Speedway. This year's season titles will be decided Saturday, September 5th.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media