Dominant Dilbeck Takes 1stCareer PASS South Win At Hickory

Dominant Dilbeck Takes 1stCareer PASS South Win At Hickory


-       For Immediate Release


HICKORY, NC (June 18) – Chris Dilbeck led over 120 laps in a dominating performance to win Saturday night's Over The Mountain 150 for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway.  The victory marks the first career PASS South Super Late Model win for the Georgia native.

"This is just unbelievable to win at a place like Hickory," said an emotional Dilbeck afterwards.  "We're just a part-time team and this is just amazing to do this against this type of competition.  Me and two other guys work on this car and it was just perfect all night long.  I just really can't believe this."

            Defending PASS South champion, Tate Fogleman, set the standard in qualifying, bettering the competition with a lap of 87.447 miles per hour.  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Fogleman would slot in to the sixth starting position, while Dilbeck and Jared Irvan would move up to the front row to lead the field to green.

            On a very pleasant night for the fans to enjoy some short track racing, Irvan would take the lead into turn one, before Dilbeck would power by on lap nine.  The first caution of the night would fall just one lap later when Jimmy Doyle would go for a spin in turn four.

            Back under green, Dilbeck continued to lead, while Matt Craig was making his way up from the ninth starting position and into the top five by lap 14.  The caution would fly again for a solo spin by Tanner Berryhill in turn four on lap 19.

            Dilbeck led on the restart, but would be overtaken for the top spot by Florida veteran, Jeff Scofield, two laps later.  Scofield's turn up front would be short lived, though, as Dilbeck would go back to the front on lap 28.

            Closing in on the one-third mark of the race, Trey Jarrell would be the man on the move, hooking his Kaytech, Inc. Ford up on the outside as he passed Dalton Sargeant for third on lap 41.  Jarrell continued to work the high side moving past Scofield for second just ten laps later.  On lap 62, Kayley Stukas would spin on the backstretch to bring out the third caution of the night.  The caution would wave again just past halfway when Wes Burton spun exiting turn two on lap 85.  Several drivers would take this opportunity to pit to work on the handling of their cars including Jody Measamer, Irvan, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Berryhill, and Roger Lee Newton.

            On the restart, Jarrell would challenge Dilbeck, inching out ahead at times, only to have Dilbeck move back by and reassume command of the race.  After starting 11th, Brandon Setzer made his way into the top five, passing Scofield on lap 87.  Dilbeck would stretch his advantage until the caution waved with 31 laps to go when second place runner Jarrell made contact with the lapped machine of Berryhill, foiling Jarrell's strategy of saving tires.

            Dilbeck continued to lead, but with Jarrell's misstep, Craig and Sargeant moved by to try and apply pressure to the leader.  However, Dilbeck's PFC Brakes/Central Georgia ENT Chevrolet would prove to be too strong as he would take the win over Craig, Sargeant, Jarrell, and Setzer.  Rounding out the top 10 were Scofield, Newton, Tanner Gray, Tyler Ankrum, and Will Martin.  Craig's runner-up finish, paired with a 16th place finish by Kodie Conner, have Craig unofficially taking the points lead by four points.

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PASS Super Late Model – Over The Mountain 150 – Unofficial Results

1.    9 – Chris Dilbeck 150                11. 8f – Tate Fogleman 150

2.    54 – Matt Craig 150                   12. 98 – Jody Measamer 150

3.    55 – Dalton Sargeant 150         13.  28 – Jared Irvan 150

4.    12 – Trey Jarrell 150                   14. 07 – Tyler Scofield 150

5.    6 – Brandon Setzer 150 15. 2c – Sarah Cornett-Ching 149

6.    57 – Jeff Scofield 150                16. 45 – Kodie Conner 149

7.    33 – Roger Lee Newton 150     17.  5 – Wes Burton 148

8.    40 – Tanner Gray 150                18. 17 – Tanner Berryhill 118

9.    58 – Tyler Ankrum 150               19.   7 – Kaley Stukas 105

10.  11 – Will Martin 150                   20. 71 – Jimmy Doyle 50


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Learning the Ropes at the Annual Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Test Session


Learning the Ropes at the Annual Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Test Session

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Since its inception, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – has been dedicated to providing teams with an affordable, competitive motorsports experience for racers, by racers. Randy Hollingsworth – who along with Bill Pickford and Richard Warnes – make up the team of OMRS officials says that's the philosophy that has made the group a success since its early days at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park half mile oval.


"We've tried our best to keep an eye on costs incurred by the teams, with a goal of putting as many cars on the track as possible," said Hollingsworth, who like Warnes is also a competitor. "There have been several new runners join us each of the past years and that speaks volumes for what we've been working toward."


Even though it wasn't a race date, a number of Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams had their equipment at Peterborough Speedway Saturday, June 18th for the annual Test a Modified Day. Drivers from Peterborough's 4Fun and Thunder Car divisions, as well as the Ontario Legends and Go Karting ranks took advantage of the chance to run some laps in the popular open wheeled machines, as part of the development program with the venue known as Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.


"It wasn't about the speed, but instead gaining some knowledge and confidence in a different type of racecar than they might be used to," said Hollingsworth. "The session helped open the door to aspects of car control and conditions these racers wouldn't usually experience." 


The next on-track action for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series takes place Saturday, July 2nd with the first of this season's pair of dates at Flamboro Speedway. Peterborough Speedway's portion of the schedule continues Saturday, July 23rd.


Ontario Modifieds Racing Series point standings:


John Baker Jr.              196

Stu Robinson Jr.           171

Ryan Dick                     162

Brad Stevenson           158

R. Babin/C. Mulders    154

Alex Lees                     153

Rob Warnes                 141

Randy Hollingsworth    135

Richard Warnes           130

Duane Cinnamon         123

Chris Burrows              121

Willow Barberstock      115


Fans can find full series details at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or

www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.


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


Participants in this year's edition of the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 'Test a Mod Day' gather for a group photo – Saturday, June 18th – at Peterborough Speedway.


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


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Plenty of Summertime Sizzle to Savour at Peterborough Speedway


Plenty of Summertime Sizzle to Savour at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Nothing compares to a summer's night at the speedway. The warmth of friendship in the grandstands and hot action on the track. Saturday, June 18thfans got a sneak preview of what lies in store as the INEX Ontario Legends joined the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.


Main events for the night started with Jessica Pasinetti and former Mini Stock regular Miles Tyson pacing the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field to the line. From the drop of the green flag, Tyson took control with Howie Crowe slipping into second. As the lead duo set a strong pace, there was an intense battle for positions deeper in the pack. The 20 lap affair ran caution free, with Tyson taking his first win of the year over Crowe. Pasinetti, Bailey Jacobs and Nick Oram completed the top 5. 


Sean Kennedy and Jake Kelly brought the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun pack from the staging area to the Great Canadian RV green flag. The top 5 runners broke away early, with Kennedy catching the tail end of the field with just 6 laps showing on the scoreboard. With as much as a 10 car length advantage, the potent #9 machine took its first checkered flag of 2016 over Matthew Vanderbelt, Jeremy Kelly, Griffin Powell and Jake Kelly. Like the Thunder Cars, the 4Fun bunch went from green to checkered flag without a yellow.


With 30 laps on the agenda, Rick Spencer-Walt and Mike Wallace came on board with a hungry group of Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model machines all looking to earn a trip to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning victory lane. From his inside front row starting spot, Spencer-Walt took control of the main event and not even a hat trick of caution flags would keep him from his second feature win of the year. Chris Mitchell, Andy Kamrath, Tyler Betts and Mark Gordon would finish-out the fast 5.


Robin Jongen and Kevin Foisy brought the 22 INEX Ontario Legends Series starters to the line to wrap-up the night's action. From the drop of the green flag, it was a spirited affair that saw the leaders enter lapped traffic with 11 laps complete. Matt Haufe would take the lead with 12 circuits down, only to relinquish the spot to Dave Riopelle a lap later. Riopelle held on for the win, with Haufe taking second. Nicholas Ledson rebounded from an early incident to finish 3rd, with Cole McFadden and Parker Traves chasing the lead trio to the checkers.


The evening's action kicked-off with Nick Oram, Bailey Jacobs, Howie Crowe and Miles Tyson taking checkered flags in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car heats. Griffin Powell, Jeremy Kelly, Jake Kelly and Brandon Feeney grabbed the preliminary rounds for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams, while Rick Spencer-Walt, Mark Gordon, Tyler Betts and Mike Wallace picked-up the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model qualifiers. Nicholas Ledson with a pair, Kevin Foisy and Cole Ledson took the INEX Ontario Legends heats.


Bullring Bullet Points: Julie Bell of Ennismore doesn't race, but still had a winning evening at track, taking the night's 50/50 draw – in support of the Millbrook Lions Club – pocketing $516.50…An injury forced Bryan Sudsbury out of action, with former Autumn Colours Classic winner Andy Kamrath piloting his #29 Late Model…After running her first qualifying heat, the crew of Amanda Balson's #16 Late Model found a hole in the oil pan and the car was loaded-up for the rest of the night…Larry Crowe Jr. won King of the Hill in his 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.


Action continues at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval with the annual Autism Awareness Night Saturday, June 25th. Racing will feature the Jiffy Lube Mini Stocks, Renegade Trucks, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Models; along with the TQ Midgets and INEX Ontario Legends. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with spectator areas unlocked at 5:00and the first green flag at 6:00.


Full schedule details, along with up to the minute news and results are always available at www.peterboroughspeedway.com, 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: Morgan Amber Photography


Former Mini Stock track regular Miles Tyson (#49) scored the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car main event win – Saturday, June 18th – at Peterborough Speedway.


After finding his way to the winner's circle 3 times in 2015, Sean Kennedy (#9) grabbed his first Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun win of the year – Saturday, June 18th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Rick Spencer-Walt (#31) picked-up another Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature race win – Saturday, June 18th – at Peterborough Speedway.


The lead changed hands several times over the 25 lap distance, but Dave Riopelle (#92) was the class of the INEX Ontario Legends' field – Saturday, June 18th – at Peterborough Speedway.


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Résumé de la soirée M. Prostock 2016





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Objet : Résumé de la soirée M. Prostock 2016


-Autodrome Granby. Vendredi 17 juin, David Hébert #ONE va chercher sa première victoire en saison à l'Autodrome Granby alors que Martin Pelletier #92 récolte sa 3èmePour la quatrième année, François Adam #01 reçoit le titre de M. Prostock. En STR, Francis Méthot #55 collecte sa première victoire sur la piste granbyenne.


Modifié Metalia 50 tours

David Hébert #ONE part en 4ème position, mais doit d'abord se battre avec le 54 de Steve Bernard pour la garder. Il la reprend au tour 3, en dépassant Bernard par l'intérieur après une vaine tentative par le haut. À la relance du 6ème tour, le ONE fait l'intérieur de Claude Brouillard #3 pour la 3ème. Le 1M de Mathieu Desjardins demeure premier devant le 73JR de Mathieu Boisvert jusqu'au tour 14 où le ONE dépasse Boisvert Jr par l'intérieur. Le 46 de Kayle Robidoux parti 9ème arrive 3ème au tour 20. Puis David fait l'intérieur de Desjardins au 23ème tour toujours par le bas pour la pôle.  Le 1* de François Bernier parti 12ème parvient 4ème au 28ème tour en faisant l'intérieur du 73JR. Steve Bernier #25* parti dernier ayant quitté la grille de départ pour aller mettre de l'essence dans son bolide remonte huitième au tour 35. Il gagne une position le tour suivant en faisant le large du 63 de Dominic Dufault. Au 40ème tour, Steve #25* fait l'intérieur du 54 de Bernard pour la 6ème place. Enfin, Bernier #25* fait l'intérieur du 22C au 42ème tour puis celui du 1M de Desjardins au tour suivant.       





François Bernier



Kayle Robidoux



Steve Bernier



Mathieu Desjardins


Sportsman Metalia 30 tours

Martin Pelletier #92 part 11ème et arrive troisième à la relance du tour 15. Deux tours après, il fait l'extérieur du 43 de Martin Hébert pour la deuxième place. Au tour 18, Pelletier #92 passe meneur à l'extérieur du 8 d'Alexandre Salvas. Le 92, le 43 et le 8 reste dans cet ordre jusqu'au tour 22 ou Dany Gagné fait l'extérieur de Salvas. Ils se lutteront la troisième marche du podium jusqu'aux damiers. Alex Lajoie #33 parti 14ème joint les cinq premiers au 19ème tour en faisant l'extérieur du 4 de Samuel Desrochers et ne les a plus quittés.      



Martin Pelletier



Martin Hébert



Dany Gagné



Alexandre Salvas



Alex Lajoie


Prostock 50 tours

François Adam #01 part 12ème. Il n'entre au top 5 qu'à la reprise du tour 19 en faisant l'intérieur du 60 de Michel Larocque. Au tour 21, Adam fait l'extérieur du 15 de Guy Viens et deux tours plus tard, l'intérieur du 07 de Robert Larocque pour la 3ème place. Depuis le 14ème tour, le 48 de Jocelyn Roy et le 115 de Stéphane Lemire mène le bal. Au tour 28, Adam se loge entre les deux. François fera l'intérieur du 48 au 35ème tour et ils reprendront leur sempiternelle lutte jusqu'à la toute fin. Parti 5ème, Robert Larocque #07 rejoint les trois premiers en faisant l'extérieur du 15 au 18ème tour, s'ensuivra un contant combat avec le 115 de Stéphane Lemire et le 33 de Bruno Cyr. 




François Adam



Jocelyn Roy



Robert Larocque



Stéphane Lemire



Bruno Cyr


STR 20 tours

Francis Méthot #55 remporte sa première finale sur le circuit de Granby. Pierre Hébert #1 champion défendant de la classe STR part premier, mais glisse 5ème. Méthot #55 parti 5ème gagne ainsi une position. Le 96 de Patrick Laguë recule à son tour. Antoine Parent #17 mène les 3 premiers tours puis le 24 de Jonathan Archambault le fait au large. Au 5ème tour, Méthot fait l'intérieur de Parent pour la 2ème place. S'ensuit un duel entre le 24 en haut et le 55 en bas qui se termine avec le 55 en avant au 9ème tour et ce pour le reste de l'épreuve. Pierre Hébert #1 regagne deux positions par l'extérieur pour être 3ème au tour 5. Hébert dépasse le 24 par l'extérieur à 5 tours de la fin. Carl Labonté #48 parvient 4ème au 11ème tour après avoir dépassécoup sur coup le 27 de Dominic Beauchesne par l'extérieur, le 17 de Parent par l'intérieur et le 96 de Laguë




Francis Méthot



Pierre Hébert



Jonathan Archambault



Carl Labonté



Patrick Laguë



À jeudi au RPM Speedway !


Caroline Champigny, relationniste de l'Autodrome Granby 


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