Autodrome Chaudière - Horaire de la semaine - 8 juin 2015

Horaire de la semaine  - 8 juin 2015

Mercredi, 10 juin : Pratique de 18h00 à 21h00 / 20$ par voiture


Jeudi, 11 juin : Soirée Beauce Lapping Night / 20$ par voiture – 5$ par entrée


Vendredi 12 juin : Soirée TAILGATE commandité par Budweiser à compter de 17h30 – Venez rencontrer nos pilotes Nascar pour photos et séances d'autographe 10$ par entrée / 20$ entrée + repas inclut

      ****Soirée sous le chapiteau avec ambiance festive****


Samedi 13 juin : Budweiser 300 de Nascar Canadian Tire - Ouverture des portes pour les billets en pré-vente à 11h30 Ouverture des estrades spectateurs à 12 :00 – Début du programme 14h30


Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste

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Polewarczyk Wins People’s United Bank 100 for First Devil’s Bowl ACT Victory

Polewarczyk Wins People's United Bank 100 for First Devil's Bowl ACT Victory

Branham and Rabtoy are first-time winners


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-060815-1


WEST HAVEN, VT – American-Canadian Tour stock car driver Joey Polewarczyk Jr. waited a full year to make up for a bitter defeat at Devil's Bowl Speedway, but the wait paid off on Saturday, June 6, as the defending ACT champion took down the caution-free People's United Bank 100.  His victory was part of a four-division card that also saw Bucko Branham, Dylan Rabtoy, and Chris LaVair carry the checkered flag.

Hudson, NH racer Polewarczyk – known by the nickname "Joey Pole" – lost what appeared to be a sure ACT victory at Devil's Bowl in 2014, getting beaten by Brian Hoar on a restart with just eight laps remaining.  On Saturday night, though, his drive to the win was not to be denied.  Polewarczyk started seventh on the 26-car field and conserved his tires in the first half of the race as Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, NH and Barre, VT's Nick Sweet, each a three-time Devil's Bowl winner, waged a see-saw battle for the lead.

Polewarczyk sliced through traffic after the halfway mark and used lapped traffic and superior handling to make his way past Sweet on the inside lane during the non-stop race.  He stalked Helliwell and then made the winning move on the outside at lap 75, driving away to a convincing victory.

"I couldn't have asked for a better car," Polewarczyk said.  "It rolled through the corners better than anyone, and it stuck wherever I put it.  I wanted this one pretty bad, and it more than makes up for last year."

Behind Polewarczyk, Helliwell and Sweet continued their race-long fight; Sweet finally wrestled the runner-up position away with five laps remaining.  Home track driver Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT had his best-ever ACT showing in fourth place, while Brad Babb won a late battle for fifth place with first-time ACT driver Dillon Moltz of Waterford, CT.  Emily Packard finished seventh, followed by Hoar, Kyle Welch, and Brandon Atkins.

Three divisions from the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere competed, with each winner taking home a w7150 Impact Wrench from Ingersoll Rand Tools, valued at $600.

Bucko Branham of Plattsburgh, NY turned around a rough start to his season with his first Devil's Bowl victory in the 35-lap feature race for the Bond Auto Parts Modified division.  Early carnage took out several cars before "Professor" Branham and Leon Gonyo made their way to the back bumper of leader Jason Bruno.  Branham and Gonyo slipped by with 10 laps to go, and Branham's No. 20 Bud Light-sponsored car sailed to the win.  Gonyo, however, ran out of fuel on the final lap, allowing Bruno to take a career-best runner-up finish.

Bruno, of Morrisonville, NY, was recently tabbed as a fill-in driver for the No. 69 McCoy Motorsports car and made the most of his opportunity by winning his qualifying heat and leading the first 24 laps of the feature.  Rookie Jim "Timex" Morgan of Plattsburgh finished third in just his fifth career start, followed by Greg Atkins of Clintonville, NY and Vince Quenneville Jr. of Brandon, VT.  Joey Roberts, Ron Proctor, Dave Snow, Jason Furman, and Codie Aubin completed the top 10; Gonyo was scored 14th.

Atkins and Quenneville are locked in a battle for the first-ever Yandow/John Deere "Spring Championship Series" title, and will decide the winner at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, June 13.  Atkins holds a miniscule one-point lead on Quenneville (242-241) entering the finale of the six-race series.

Sixteen year-old Dylan Rabtoy of Swanton, VT was also a first-time winner on People's United Bank Night, taking the 25-lap feature for the Brileya's Chrysler-Jeep Renegade division.  The second-generation driver started on the pole position and was never headed.

Plattsburgh, NY's Jason McClatchie finished second and was denied a "triple crown" after winning his qualifying heat and the semi-feature.  Scott FitzGerald of West Rutland, VT held off a charging Richie Turner for third place, and Robert Gordon was fifth.  Gordon holds a narrow five-point lead on McClatchie entering the final round of the Spring Championship Series at Airborne on June 13.

Chris LaVair of Saranac Lake, NY took down the 15-lap Portland Glass Mini Stock feature in a dominant run.  The win was LaVair's first of the year and the ninth of his career at Devil's Bowl.  Kris Clark of Keeseville, NY finished second in just his second-ever visit to the track, while Spring Championship Series leader Dale O'Neil was third.  Tyler Irwin and John McCarron were next in line.

Devil's Bowl Speedway will hold an open practice session on Friday, June 12 beginning at 4:00 p.m., followed by a barbeque party in the pit area at 7:00 p.m.  Pit admission is $20 for practice, while both grandstand admission and the barbeque party are free.  Weekly Friday night racing kicks off on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. with Central Vermont Motorcycles Night.

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 at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – People's United Bank Night

Devil's Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

American-Canadian Tour and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere

Saturday, June 6, 2015


American-Canadian Tour Late Model Feature (100 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown-Laps Completed

(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (7) Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Hudson, NH – 100

2.    (1) Nick Sweet, Barre, VT – 100

3.    (2) Wayne Helliwell Jr., Dover, NH – 100

4.    (5) Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT – 100

5.    (11) Brad Babb, Windham, ME – 100

6.    (12) Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT – 100

7.    (3) Emily Packard, East Montpelier, VT – 100

8.    (9) Brian Hoar, Williston, VT – 100

9.    (14) Kyle Welch, Newport, NH – 100

10.  (8) Brandon Atkins, AuSable Forks, NY – 100

11.  (16) Todd Davis, Claremont, NH – 100

12.  (21) Jeff White, Winthrop, ME – 99

13.  (22) # Rich Dubeau, Plainfield, NH – 99

14.  (18) Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI – 99

15.  (4) Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT – 99

16.  (15) Arthur Heino Jr., Newport, NH – 99

17.  (10) Rowland Robinson, Jr., Steuben, ME – 99

18.  (23) Robert Hagar, Windsor, VT – 99

19.  (25) Tyler Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, VT – 99

20.  (20) Chad White, Fort Ann, NY – 99

21.  (19) # Richard Lowery III, Charlotte, VT – 98

22.  (17) Jeremy Zullo, Claremont, NH – 98

23.  (26) Steve Miller, Vergennes, VT – 98

24.  (13) Mike Ziter , Barre Town, VT – 97

25.  (24) Joe Curioso, Mystic, CT – 52

26.  (6) Travis Stearns, Auburn, ME – 45

Lap Leaders: Nick Sweet, 0; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 1-24; Sweet, 25-35; Helliwell, 36-75; Joey Polewarczyk Jr., 76-100. (4 lead changes among 3 drivers)

Heat Winners: Brian Hoar, Rowland Robinson Jr., Brad Babb

Consi Winners: Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Emily Packard


Bond Auto Parts Modified Feature (35 laps)


(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (6) Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY

2.    (1) Jason Bruno, Morrisonville, NY

3.    (3) # Timex Morgan, Plattsburgh, NY

4.    (8) Greg Atkins, Clintonville, NY

5.    (10) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT

6.    (18) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, VT

7.    (9) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY

8.    (2) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT

9.    (5) Jason Furman, Ballston Spa, NY

10.  (4) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, NY

11.  (13) # Jamy Begor, Mooers Forks, NY

12.  (16) # Allan Hammond, Canaan, NH

13.  (15) # Bob Kilburn, Fair Haven, VT

14.  (11) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY

15.  (12) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, NY

16.  (7) Cody Sargen, Greenfield Center, NY

17.  (14) Jimmy Ryan, Whiting, VT

18.  (18) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, VT

Heat Winners: Jason Bruno; Dave Snow

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Joey Roberts

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Leon Gonyo

Ingersoll Rand Power Tools Award: Bucko Branham


Brileya's Chrysler-Jeep Renegade Feature (25 laps)


 (# - denotes rookie)

1.    (1) Dylan Rabtoy, Swanton, VT

2.    (4) Jason McClatchie, Plattsburgh, NY

3.    (3) Scott FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT

4.    (9) Richie Turner, Fairfax, VT

5.    (14) Robert Gordon, Milton, VT

6.    (8) Tylor Terry, Morrisonville, NY

7.    (11) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY

8.    (10) Keith O'Neil, Mooers, NY

9.    (6) Josh Terry, Essex, NY

10.  (2) # Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT

11.  (13) # Shawn Franklin, Waitsfield, VT

12.  (5) # Michael Wright, Alburgh, VT

13.  (7) Jared Blake, North Hero, VT

14.  (12) # Tony Salerno, Mineville, NY

Heat Winners: Jason McClatchie; Richie Turner

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Robert Gordon

Ingersoll Rand Power Tools Award: Dylan Rabtoy


Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)


 (# - denotes rookie)

1.    (4) Chris LaVair, Saranac Lake, NY

2.    (5) Kris Clark, Keeseville, NY

3.    (9) Dale O'Neil, Mooers, NY

4.    (2) Tyler Irwin, Peru, NY

5.    (6) John McCarron, Rensselaer, NY

6.    (3) Harold LaVair, Jr., Gabriels, NY

7.    (1) # Bradley Bertrand, Ferrisburgh, VT

8.    (7) Andrew FitzGerald, West Rutland, VT

9.    (8) # Tanner Crary, Saranac Lake, NY

10.  (10) Chuck Bradford, Addison, VT

11.  (11) Kyle Sorensen, Ballston Spa, NY

12.  (12) Pete Blaney, Jay, NY

13.  (13) Tim LaFountain, Keeseville, NY

Heat Winners: Kris Clark; Chris LaVair

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Dale O'Neil

Ingersoll Rand Power Tools Award: Chris LaVair




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INEX Ontario Legend Series Runs Their Second Date of the Year at Peterborough Speedway

INEX Ontario Legend Series Runs Their Second Date of the Year at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Ideal weather conditions and a strong Fan Appreciation Night crowd welcomed the INEX Ontario Legend Series to Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval – Saturday, June 6th – for the second time on the 2015 schedule.


A solid field of 20 lightning fast INEX Ontario Legends Series machines rolled from the Peterborough Speedway staging area for a 25 lap main event that closed an exciting night of action with Cole Ledson and Brian Saunders pacing the pack. There were amazing battles throughout the field. Former series champion Kevin Foisy advanced from his starting spot inside the second row and took control with 5 complete, as Nicholas Ledson, Saunders, Cole Ledson and Cole McFadden filled-out the top 5 positions and were hot on the tail of the lead dog.


The field was going through lapped traffic by the time 10 laps were completed and appeared the green flag feel of the event would come to an end when Saunders – the opening night winner – spun while working around a back-marker coming off the 2nd turn. The driver of the #15S machine kept going and lost only 2 positions in the running order.


In stark contrast to their previous visit, the INEX Ontario Legends Series feature race went caution-free, with Foisy taking the win over Nicholas Ledson. Saunders rebounded to finish 3rd. Cole Ledson and Jamie Riberdy completed the top 5. Cole McFadden, Terry McClelland, Bill Mason, Michael Glaze, Duane Cinnamon, Brandon Thurlby, Robin Jongen, Don Arnott, Jamie MacArthur, Mark Griffin, Willy Howells, Nolan Gould, Parker Traves, Robert Richardson and Rob Black rounded-out the feature event running order.


Kevin Foisy and Nicholas Ledson shared the Ontario Legends qualifying heat races.


INEX Ontario Legends Series notes: Former Capital City Speedway regular Nolan Gould, Robert Richardson, Rob Black and Parker Traves all made their 2015 series debut. For Traves, it was his first time in a racecar of any kind…Colborne, Ontario's Bailey Brown missed the event. The sophomore runner was spotting for her father Linc at the APC Pro Late Model race at Flamboro Speedway.


The INEX Ontario Legends Series returns to Peterborough Speedway Saturday, June 20th.


2015 INEX Ontario Legends Series Schedule:


Saturday, May 16th                Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #15s, Brian Saunders

Saturday, May 30th                Peterborough Speedway

Rained out


Saturday, June 6th                 Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #57, Kevin Foisy

Saturday, June 20th              Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 27th              Sunset Speedway


Saturday, July 4th                            Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 11th                Sunset Speedway


Saturday, August 8th             Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 15th           Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 22nd          Sunset Speedway

Sunday, August 23rd             Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 29th           Peterborough Speedway


All dates are subject to change


Fans can find complete schedule and event details by visiting www.ontariolegends.ca. The INEX Ontario Legends Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.


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


Multi-time INEX Ontario Legends Series feature winner Kevin Foisy scored his first victory on the 2015 tour – Saturday, June 6th – at Peterborough Speedway.


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A Full Night of Action Thrills the Fans at Peterborough Speedway

A Full Night of Action Thrills the Fans at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


After an unexpected week off due to rain, Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval came back to life – Saturday, June 6th – with a full night of racing, that featured the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Mini Stock and INEX Ontario Legend divisions. A 100 lap endurance event closed-out the show.


Ray Schroer and Ryan Babin paced the field of 21 starters to the green flag for the 20 lap Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature event. Schroer and Matthew Vandebelt broke away from the pack, but within a handful of laps, slower traffic came into play. James Townsend moved into second spot near halfway with Andrew Massey and Ryan Oosterholt chasing the lead duo. As the laps clicked away, Townsend – filling-in for Tiffany Vandebelt – moved into the lead and held on for the win. Oosterholt, Massey, Schroer and Jeremy Kelly completed the top 5.


Geoff Greatrix and Luke Gignac brought the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car starting field to the line. Invader Dan Archibald moved into second spot as the lap counter showed 3 complete, with Gignac still finding the quick way around. There were 7 laps on the scoreboard when the caution flag flew after contact between Fedelle DiBello and Jeff Bell. The heavily damaged #9 was towed from the track, while DiBello's night was done after being penalized for rough riding. On the restart, it was Archibald, Tyler Liscum and Gignac in the top 3 spots, with Howie Crowe and Anthony DiBello the top running home track cars. A couple of late race yellow flags bunched the field, with a turn 3 incident forcing the race to end under yellow. Anthony DiBello took the win over Crowe. Steve Mayhew, Greatrix and Tom Podd completed the top 5.


15 Mini Stocks left the staging area for a 20 lap feature tilt, with Steve McNevin and Gil Brooks on the front row. Brandon Hannah, Tyler Junkin and Miles Tyson launched a 3 car breakaway until the caution flag flew with 6 laps complete. Back under green conditions, Tyler Junkin took control, with Tyson and Hannah trying to hold invader Gerrit Tiemersma at bay. At the checkered flag, it was Junkin taking his first win of the season. Tyson, Hannah, Donovan Price and Fred Jordan followed the leader across the stripe.


The final feature race of the night was a 25 lapper for the INEX Ontario Legends, with Cole Ledson and Brian Saunders pacing the pack. There were amazing battles throughout the field. Former series champion Kevin Foisy took control with 5 complete, as Nicholas Ledson, Saunders, Cole Ledson and Cole McFadden filled-out the top 5 positions. Cars were going through lapped traffic, when Saunders spun, but kept going with 14 circuits down. In a race that went caution-free, Foisy took the win over Nicholas Ledson. Saunders rebounded to finish 3rd, with Cole Ledson and Jamie Riberdy completing the top 5.


The top 5 finishers in Peterborough Speedway's first endurance event of 2015 were #34 Lloyd Harper, #7 Stan Tisnovsky, #7x Noel Snow, #79 Ryan Oosterholt and #48 Paul Wannamaker.


Finding their way to the main event were Ryan Oosterholt with a pair, Jeremy Kelly and Andrew Massey who won 4Fun qualifiers. Howie Crowe with a pair, Jeff Bell and Tyler Liscum took Thunder Car preliminary rounds. The 4 Mini Stock heats were shared by Miles Tyson and Tyler Junkin, while Kevin Foisy and Nicholas Ledson split the INEX Ontario Legend Series openers.


Bullring bullet points: Tanya Shepherd of Warsaw, Ontario walked away with the $932.00 50/50 prize. A number of drivers made their 2015 Peterborough Speedway debut including Tyler Liscum, Dan Archibald and Luke Gignac in the Thunder Car division and Mini Stocker Gerrit Tiemersma. INEX Ontario Legends Series runner Fred Jordan took a turn in a Mini Stock ride and logged a 5th place finish.


Saturday, June 13th the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions will be joined by the Can Am TQ Midgets. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the first green flag at 6:00.


Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com  or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter.  You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.


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


1) James Townsend (#88) – filling-in for Tiffany Vandebelt – won the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun feature event – Saturday, June 6th – at Peterborough Speedway.


2) 2014 track champion Anthony DiBello (#16) scored his second Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car main event of the year – Saturday, June 6th – at Peterborough Speedway.


3) Former Autumn Colours Classic champion Tyler Junkin (#41) earned a trip to Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane after the Mini Stock 'A' main – Saturday, June 6th – at Peterborough Speedway.


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

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Harris Triumphs at Tri-State Speedway to Kick Off 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Tour

Kentucky's Harris Kicks Off DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Tour With Tri-State Win

Posted: 07 Jun 2015 10:11 AM PDT

Harris Triumphs at Tri-State Speedway to Kick Off 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Tour

HAUBSTADT, Ind. – June 6, 2015 – Josh Harris kicked off this year's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals with a victory on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.

Harris, of Utica, Ky., earned $1,500 after holding off Stephen Schnapf's slide job in turn three midway through the feature, then powering to the checkered flag. Schnapf wound up second with Dave Beck, Tyler Nicely and Brandon McDowell rounding out the top five. Ken Schrader finished ninth.

There were 22 cars signed in, and the feature was slowed five times by cautions, all before the halfway point.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is back in action on Sunday, invading the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track before taking a few days off leading up to theWednesday-Thursday (June 10-11) doubleheader at Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; June 6, 2015

A-MAIN – 1 (16C) Josh Harris, Utica, KY; 2 (77) Stephen Schnapf, Newburgh, IN; 3( 71X) Dave Beck, Petersburg, IN; 4 (25) Tyler Nicely, Owensboro, KY; 5 (18M) Brandon McDowell, Booneville, IN; 6 (1BUD) Zach Fair, Petersburg, IN; 7 (75) Dustin Beck, Petersburg, IN; 8 (14) Shawn Cates, Newbough, IN; 9 (9) Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 10 (9*) Jordan Bauer, St Jacob, IL; 11 (16) Rick Pauley, Sumner, IL; 12 (6B) Dave Baldwin, Perrysville, IN; 13 (81) Mark Cole, Evansville, IN; 14 (10) Matt Lane, Fort Branch, IN; 15 (57) Matt Hines, Mt Vernon, IN; 16 (54) Josh McPherson, McLeansboro, IL; 17 (41) Lance Foreman, Evansville, IN; 18 (7) Mark Lamont, Crossville, IL; 19 (84) Stan Beadles, `Owensville, IN; 20 (14X) Willie Madison, Richland, IN; 21 (16JC) John Clippinger, Evansville, IN; 22 (10S) Earl Plessinger, Austin, IN.

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Brandon McDowell, Josh Harris and Dave Beck.

The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communications Provider), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joe's Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises' Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.

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Davenport Completes Dream XXI Weekend Sweep At Eldora Speedway After Apparent Winner Bloomquist Weighs Light At Scales

Posted: 07 Jun 2015 10:09 AM PDT

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Georgia Driver Earns $100,000 Payday for First Crown Jewel Victory Even After Dramatic Final-Lap Pass Attempt Falls Short

ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 6, 2015 – Jonathan Davenport dominated the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend presented by Ferris Mowers, but in the end he need a little help to score the $100,000 winner's paycheck.

That help came in the form of heartbreak for Scott Bloomquist. The Mooresburg, Tenn., driver snuck by Davenport on a lap-91 restart and turned back his furious last-lap challenge to win the 100-lap race in a thrilling finish Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. But Bloomquist was denied what would've been his record seventh Dream victory when his car weighed 25 pounds light at the scales.

Bloomquist was disqualified and Davenport was declared the winner of the DIRTcar-sanctioned race, giving the 31-year-old Blairsville, Ga., racer his first career victory in one of Dirt Late Model racing's traditional crown jewel races and an unprecedented sweep of Eldora's three-night event.

"I don't know if I deserved to win it because I didn't win it the way I wanted to," said Davenport, who also claimed preliminary feature victories at Eldora on Thursday and Friday for a total weekend earnings of $107,500. "But we definitely had a dominant car all week. Scott had a really good car and I knew that it was probably going to be down to me and him at the finish.

"I hate it for him. This definitely isn't the way I wanted to win my first crown jewel. I wanted to actually beat that guy. He's so hard to beat."

Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., advanced from his 18th starting spot to cross the finish line third, and was elevated to the runner-up spot with Bloomquist's disqualification. Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., finished third with 2014 Dream winner Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., fourth. Current World of Outlaws Late Model Series points leader and 2012 Dream winner Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., was fifth, giving Peach State drivers three of the race's top five positions.

While Davenport may not have crossed the finish line first, his K&L Rumley Enterprises Longhorn Chassis was arguably the race's fastest car. Advancing from the sixth starting spot, the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader took the lead from Clanton on lap 61 and pulled away to a comfortable advantage until the race's first caution waved with 89 laps complete.

With Bloomquist alongside him for the double-file restart, Davenport again pulled away when the race returned green, but the yellow flag slowed his pace again two laps later.

The second restart didn't go as well for Davenport, and Bloomquist was able to power into the lead through turns one and two. Pearson also briefly pulled ahead of Davenport, allowing Bloomquist to pull away slightly as Davenport worked to regain the second spot.

After clearing Pearson with five laps remaining, the high-running Davenport went to work chasing down Bloomquist. He reached Bloomquist as the two leaders raced toward the white flag, but the hampered machine of Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., blocked Bloomquist's middle groove, forcing Bloomquist to move into high line and block Davenport's strong charge.

Davenport made a quick maneuver to dive under both Owens and Bloomquist entering turn one on the final lap, but his attempt to slide up in front of Bloomquist came up just short. Bloomquist pulled back ahead exiting the second corner and raced toward an apparent victory.

"That lap I ran him down, I never even checked it in three and four," Davenport said of his run through turns three and four on lap 99. "I was just trying to get between (Owens) and Scott. That didn't happen so I tried to get under them.

"I didn't know if (Owens) was going all the way to the wall, but I was going to either hit him or the inside wall. I didn't know what was going on there. I just tried to make something work. But I knew I probably just loss my chance at winning the Dream right there."

The three victories during the Dream weekend extend Davenport's personal win streak to six races. He scored a Lucas Oil MLRA victory on May 21 and his four Lucas Oil Series victories this season include a sweep of the tour's May 29-30 doubleheader.

The success this season cements Davenport's place among the current list of Dirt Late Model racing's elite drivers. Reaching that pedestal has been a long, hard road for Davenport full of both ups and downs that all make the Dream weekend sweep even sweeter.

"All those heartaches we've had, all those bad lucks, just the little bitty stuff that's happened here and at other places, it just all went out the window," Davenport said. "It's just like a breath of fresh air. It was definitely something awesome."

Finally clicking in the Moring Motorsports Black Diamond Chassis he piloted for the weekend, Pearson was impressive with his run from 18th into the top three. But his hopes of scoring a Dream victory to go along with his 2006 World 100 triumph were dashed when he couldn't keep up with Bloomquist and Davenport in the closing laps.

"Every time we got on the racetrack we were learning," said Pearson, who scored his career-best Dream finish. "I started 18th and fell back, but once I got my rhythm going, to drive up to second, we're tickled to death for Moring Motorsports and Black Diamond Chassis."

With his third top-three finish on the weekend, Erb again impressed in the new Black Diamond Chassis he debuted at the Dream weekend.

"To come out here with a new car and get a (preliminary feature) win and battle up front, it just shows how good these cars are," said Erb, who fell one spot short of matching his career-best Dream finish of second in 2011. "To come home third, we're proud of that."

Josh Rice of Verona, Ky., finished sixth, completing a stellar weekend for the 16-year-old racer, who finished third in a preliminary feature on Thursday night. Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., charged from his fourth starting spot to lead laps two through four but faded to seventh at the finish.

Polesitter Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., finished eighth after leading the race's opening lap, while Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., survived the last-lap encounter with the leaders to finish ninth. Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, rallied from the 26th starting spot to finish 10th.

Bloomquist, who was credited with a 28th-place finish, was not available for comment after the race.

21st Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Commercial Mowers

June 6, 2015

DIRTcar UMP Late Models

Dirt Late Model Dream – (100 Laps): 1. 6-Jonathan Davenport[6] ; 2. 1E-Earl Pearson Jr.[18] ; 3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [5] ; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[10] ; 5. 25C-Shane Clanton[2] ; 6. 11JR-Josh Rice[12] ; 7. 777-Jared Landers[4] ; 8. 5-Don O'Neal[1] ; 9. 20-Jimmy Owens[7] ; 10. 25S-Chad Simpson[28] ; 11. 29-Darrell Lanigan[15] ; 12. 23B-John Blankenship[25] ; 13. 116-Randy Weaver[19] ; 14. 18-Shannon Babb[17] ; 15. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3] ; 16. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[27] ; 17. 7R-Kent Robinson[13] ; 18. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 19. 76-Brandon Overton[26] ; 20. F5-Garrett Alberson[24] ; 21. 22-Chris Ferguson[9] ; 22. 39-Tim McCreadie[14] ; 23. C9-Steve Casebolt[16] ; 24. 157-Mike Marlar[20] ; 25. 83-Scott James[22] ; 26. 28M-Jimmy Mars[23] ; 27. 99M-Devin Moran[21] ; 28. 0-Scott Bloomquist[11]

Heat 1 – (15 Laps): 1. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[2] ; 3. 7R-Kent Robinson[1] ; 4. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [5] ; 5. 23B-John Blankenship[6] ; 6. 31-Nick Latham[7] ; 7. R1-Riley Hickman[9] ; 8. 1-Josh Richards[8] ; 9. 16-Austin Siebert[12] ; 10. 75P-Terry Phillips[10] ; 11. 28G-Kelly Guy[11] ; 12. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[13] ; 13. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[14] ; 14. 21-Billy Moyer[4]

Heat 2 – (15 Laps): 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [3] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[2] ; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[4] ; 4. 28M-Jimmy Mars[1] ; 5. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[7] ; 6. 33-Tim Manville[8] ; 7. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 8. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [9] ; 9. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[13] ; 10. 14H-Rodney Hamblin[14] ; 11. 30-Mark Voigt[12] ; 12. 157-Mike Marlar[5]

Heat 3 – (15 Laps): 1. 777-Jared Landers[4] ; 2. 22-Chris Ferguson[6] ; 3. 29-Darrell Lanigan[2] ; 4. 32P-Bobby Pierce[1] ; 5. 99M-Devin Moran[5] ; 6. 55-Jeep VanWormer[3] ; 7. R5-Chris Simpson[7] ; 8. 16C-Matt Cochran[10] ; 9. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[9] ; 10. 18K-Brandon Kinzer[8] ; 11. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[13]

Heat 4 – (15 Laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard[2] ; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell[3] ; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt[6] ; 4. F5-Garrett Alberson[9] ; 5. 81JR-Jason Riggs[7] ; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [1] ; 7. 3s-Brian Shirley[5] ; 8. 68J-Jake O'Neil[10] ; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[8] ; 10. 85D-Mark Dotson[12] ; 11. 11A-Austin Smith[11] ; 12. 4C-Ernie Cordier[13] ; 13. 3-Matt Miller[4]

Heat 5 – (15 Laps): 1. 25C-Shane Clanton[3] ; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2] ; 3. 18-Shannon Babb[4] ; 4. 83-Scott James[9] ; 5. 15-Steve Francis[1] ; 6. 11R-James Rice[6] ; 7. 25S-Chad Simpson[5] ; 8. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[7] ; 9. 14M-Morgan Bagley[8] ; 10. 93-Jay Johnson[11] ; 11. 91-Tyler Erb[10] ; 12. 3G-Brian Gray[13] ; 13. 68-Dan Shepherd[12]

Heat 6 – (15 Laps): 1. 5-Don O'Neal[3] ; 2. 11JR-Josh Rice[5] ; 3. 1E-Earl Pearson Jr.[9] ; 4. 25-Jason Feger[2] ; 5. 76-Brandon Overton[6] ; 6. 48L-Tim Lance[8] ; 7. 1J-Davey Johnson[1] ; 8. 6m-Wendall Wallace[7] ; 9. 77-Cody Mahoney[13] ; 10. 116-Randy Weaver[4] ; 11. 88-Andrew Reaume[10] ; 12. 444-Brian Ligon[12]

B-Main 1 – (20 Laps): 1. 99M-Devin Moran[6] ; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars[2] ; 3. 23B-John Blankenship[4] ; 4. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[5] ; 5. R5-Chris Simpson[12] ; 6. 31-Nick Latham[7] ; 7. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [1] ; 8. 55-Jeep VanWormer[9] ; 9. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 10. 32P-Bobby Pierce[3] ; 11. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[18] ; 12. 18K-Brandon Kinzer[19] ; 13. 16C-Matt Cochran[15] ; 14. 30-Mark Voigt[20] ; 15. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[24] ; 16. 14H-Rodney Hamblin[21] ; 17. R1-Riley Hickman[10] ; 18. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [14] ; 19. 1-Josh Richards[13] ; 20. 16-Austin Siebert[16] ; 21. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[23] ; 22. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[17] ; 23. 28G-Kelly Guy[22]

B-Main 2 – (20 Laps): 1. 83-Scott James[2] ; 2. F5-Garrett Alberson[1] ; 3. 76-Brandon Overton[6] ; 4. 25S-Chad Simpson[11] ; 5. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[14] ; 6. 88-Andrew Reaume[21] ; 7. 81JR-Jason Riggs[4] ; 8. 6m-Wendall Wallace[15] ; 9. 14M-Morgan Bagley[17] ; 10. 15-Steve Francis[5] ; 11. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [7] ; 12. 25-Jason Feger[3] ; 13. 68J-Jake O'Neil[13] ; 14. 85D-Mark Dotson[19] ; 15. 48L-Tim Lance[9] ; 16. 444-Brian Ligon[24] ; 17. 3G-Brian Gray[25] ; 18. 4C-Ernie Cordier[26] ; 19. 1J-Davey Johnson[12] ; 20. 11R-James Rice[8] ; 21. 3s-Brian Shirley[10] ; 22. 1G-Devin Gilpin[16]

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Première pilote féminine à décrocher un podium toutes-catégories au Grand Prix...




Première pilote féminine à décrocher un podium toutes-catégories au Grand Prix...


Valérie Chiasson "Top 3" au circuit Gilles-Villeneuve !


Le 7 juin 2015.- Aux commandes de sa Nissan Micra aux couleurs du Groupe Nissan Gabriel, la pilote québécoise Valérie Chiasson a connu un week-end exceptionnel au Grand Prix du Canada,  alors qu'elle a terminé cinquième puis récolté un premier podium au circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, au terme des deux courses au programme de la Coupe Nissan Micra.



« C'est tout simplement le plus beau moment de toute ma carrière de pilote automobile ! » s'est exclamée Valérie. « L'un des plus beaux jours de ma vie que de monter sur le podium du circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, à peine quelques heures avant les pilotes de Formule 1 » a-t-elle ajouté, au terme de cette course de dimanche où, qualifiée quatrième, elle s'imposa rapidement en troisième position pour consolider tour après tour sa position. « Je voyais les meneurs quelques secondes en avant de moi mais leur avance était trop grande pour espérer aller me battre avec eux pour la victoire. Malgré tout, c'est vraiment un merveilleux résultat qui vient clôturer une fin de semaine qui n'avait pas nécessairement bien débuté » de dire la pilote originaire de Repentigny et résidente de Mont-St-Hilaire.


C'est en effet sous la pluie que la séance de qualification vendredi avait eu lieu, séance à l'issue de laquelle Valérie Chiasson héritait du sixième meilleur temps sur les vingt-cinq pilotes en piste, après avoir figuré dans le "Top 3" durant près des trois quarts de la session. « Certains pilotes ont changé de pneus alors que la piste commençait à sécher, dans les dernières minutes. C'était un peu étrange et frustrant comme situation » mentionne la pilote du Groupe Nissan Gabriel.


Samedi, sous le soleil revenu et devant les estrades bien remplies du circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, la première des deux courses de la Coupe Nissan Micra vit Valérie gagner trois places pour croiser le fil d'arrivée au cinquième rang. « Une bonne course malgré quelques erreurs de ma part. J'ai réussi un dépassement dans le dernier tour pour décrocher la cinquième place, c'était satisfaisant » explique Valérie Chiasson.


Le grand jour était pour le lendemain. Départ parfait depuis la quatrième position sur la grille, course sans erreur. En terminant troisième, Valérie Chiasson a du même coup marqué l'histoire du sport automobile canadien en devenant la première pilote féminine à grimper sur le podium du circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, en vertu d'une troisième place toutes-catégories. D'autres femmes pilotes ont déjà eu cet honneur dans le passé grâce à des gains dans leur catégorie respective dans d'autres séries, mais Valérie est la première à décrocher un podium toutes-catégories.


« Je tiens à remercier toute l'équipe du Groupe Nissan Gabriel et notre préparateur MIA (Motorsports In Action) pour leur travail. J'avais une excellente voiture à ma disposition. Je remarque aussi que le public semble avoir beaucoup apprécié nos courses spectaculaires et la Coupe Nissan Micra en général. Ce sont de petites voitures, proches de la série, mais le niveau est vraiment élevé. Faut se battre pour rouler en avant, ça me plait ! Ce podium me permet d'accéder au quatrième rang du championnat. C'est de très bon augure pour le reste de la saison » précise Valérie.


Si la Coupe Nissan Micra fait maintenant une pause de sept semaines avant son prochain rendez-vous, fin juillet au Circuit Mont-Tremblant, le mois de juin de Valérie Chiasson va demeurer très occupé puisque dès les prochains jours, elle s'envolera pour l'Europe afin de réaliser un reportage pour le magazine québécois Pole-Position sur la célèbre course d'Endurance des 24 Heures du Mans. « Cette fois je ne serai pas derrière le volant ! C'est un autre aspect de mes engagements dans le domaine de l'automobile. Ils sont multiples et, par ailleurs, le Groupe Nissan Gabriel cherche présentement de nouveaux commanditaires qui voudraient se joindre à notre équipe de course pour me permettre de disputer encore plus d'événements de sport automobile prochainement. Ça n'arrête jamais ! » conclut-elle.


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Communiqué ASE 6 juin 2015

Présentation de la Coupe Whelen à l'ASE

Si ce weekend, le grand cirque de la F1 semblait monopoliser l'attention des amateurs de courses automobiles sur le circuit Gilles Villeneuve, il n'en reste pas moins que les partisans de "Stock-Car" de la région métropolitaine avaient tout de même droit à la présence en piste des pilotes de leur discipline sportive favorite alors que l'Autodrome St-Eustache offrait son deuxième programme de la saison 2015 avec la présentation de la "Coupe Whelen".

PHOTO-1: Présentation

Nascar Sportsman Lucas Oil.

Pas moins de sept neutralisations ainsi que de nombreuses pénalités lors des inspections d'après courses furent nécessaires avant de finalement couronner Steve Lagacé, Chevrolet SS #3, grand gagnant de cette "Coupe Whelen". Incidents de courses, problèmes mécaniques et parfois même indiscipline auront animé ce spectacle prévu de cinquante passages sous le vert qui, une fois de plus, présentait un plateau d'au moins vingt voitures en piste.

PHOTO-2: Une journée de travail sans faille pour lagacé, pilote de la voiture #3, gagnant en finale tout comme en qualification

Martin Fauteux, Toyota #10, ainsi qu'André Sylvain, Ford #4jr, auront eux aussi profité des pénalités infligées à d'autres compétiteurs afin de se hisser sur le podium. l'Américain Robin Wood, Chevrolet #61 et Alain Bougie, Camaro #05 complète quant à eux le "Top-5". Lors des préliminaires, Jean-François Bouvrette, Chevrolet #38, Stéphane Aubin, Chevrolet #26, tout comme Steve Lagacé #3 l'ont emporté. C'est donc un weekend parfait pour le pilote de Mirabel qui, disons le, avait bien besoin de se remettre en scelle après un programme d'ouverture dès plus laborieux.

PHOTO-3: Martin Fauteux #10, réalise son meilleur résultat à vie en série Sportsman, ainsi qu'André Sylvain #4jr complète le podium.

Nascar Sport-Compacte MRQ.

La division deux en série Nascar aura offert elle aussi un spectacle digne de mention. Yannick Thibeault, #72 aura eu fort à faire avant de s'emparer de la tête au 24em passage d'une épreuve de 30, avec une habile manoeuvre "extérieur-intérieur" dans les virages un et deux au dépens de Benoit Ayotte, #17 qui semblait voguer vers une victoire certaine. Robin Harrisson #3, croisera le fil d'arrivée en troisième position, alors que le duo Gauvreau, père fils, Maxime #95 et Stéphane #68, tous deux aux volants de leurs Ford Probe respectives, complèteront le "Top-5". Jean-Phillippe Laberge #24, ainsi que Benoit Ayotte, #17 l'avaient au préalable emporté en qualifications.

PHOTO-4: Yannick Thibeault, Honda #72 remporte l'épreuve de 30 tours des "Nascar Sport-Compacte MRQ" grâce une habile manoeuvre.

Nascar Légende Modifiée.

Celui que personne n'attendait dans cette série en début de saison, Steve Côté #7, continu sur sa lancée. Vaiqueur lors de sa vague de préliminaire, celui que l'on surnomme affectueusement, "Le California Kid" semble inattaquable. Ayant pris le départ loin de la pôle, Côté ne mettra qu'une douzaine de tours avant de s'emparer de la tête pour ne jamais regarder derrière lui et remporter cette épreuve de 30 tours. Deux en deux pour le pilote de l'Ile-Bizard, et même si la saison est encore jeune, plusieurs se demande si le championnat n'est pas déjà joué. Stéphane Caron #99, ainsi que Lucien Jr. Campeau #90 l'ont accompagné sur le podium, alors que Mario Grenon #27 (autre vainqueur en qualification), et Denis Forgue, #82 complète le "Top-5".

PHOTO-5 : Steve "California Kid" Côté domine et remporte sa deuxième victoire en autant de départs.

Challenge-4 Meilleur ramoneur.

À l'ASE, cette populaire série de développement offre toujours un plateau dès plus fourni. Samedi dernier ne faisant pas exception, c'est tout près de trente voitures qui y prenaient le départ. Parti de la pôle et vainqueur de sa vague de qualification, Keven Huet Ouellet, Cavalier #05, semblait dans un monde à part. Le pilote de Ste-Sophie dominera de bout en bout cette épreuve prévue de 25 tours, mais écourtée à 15 minutes en raison de deux ralentissements. Vincent Fournier #20 (aussi vainqueur en préliminaire) et Jason Morand #59 montent sur le podium, alors que Jean-Philippe Duguay #18 ainsi que Jimmy Lee Chagnon #160 complètent le "Top-5". Philippe Guenette Déry #6 l'avait emporté lors de la deuxième qualification.

PHOTO-6: Keven Huet Ouellet #05 aura outrageusement dominé ses poursuivants samedi dernier

De la grande visite à l'ASE.

Mario Jean, humoriste et animateur de l'émission " On va s'coucher moins niaiseux" diffusé sur les ondes du canal "Z" était présent à l'Autodrome St-Eustache samedi dernier. Lui et son équipe de tournage auront, tout au long de la journée, suivi les activités entourant un programme typique de course à l'ASE. Entrevues avec les pilotes, ainsi qu'avec les différents officiels, jusqu'à donner le départ de l'épreuve des "Nascar Sportsman", rien n'a été négligé de leurs parts afin de réaliser cette émission qui sera diffusée plus tard en 2015. Merci à Mario Jean de même qu'à toute son équipe pour l'intérêt porté aux activités de l'ASE.

PHOTO-7: Présence de Mario Jean et son équipe de tournage à l'ASE.

Les résultats complets, ainsi que les classements respectifs de toutes les séries seront mis à jour sous peu et seront disponible sur notre site www.autodrome.ca. Le prochain programme de "Stock-Car" de l'Autodrome St-Eustache se teindra le samedi 20 juin alors que les séries Nascar Sportsman, Sport Compacte, Légende Modifiée ainsi que Challenge-4 seront en piste.

Sources: Dominic "Crack-Shaft" Beaulieu pour Autodrome St-Eustache

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