Five Disqualified Following the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway

Five Disqualified Following the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway

Posted: 20 Jun 2016 06:33 PM PDT

CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing officials have disqualified five competitors following failed post-race inspections at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Tire samples collected from the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis.

A total of 32 samples were taken throughout the weekend, June 9, 10 and 11, from participants.

All five competitors were found to be in violation of rule 15.11-G and were fined in accordance with rule 11.1.

Rule 15.11-G.) Chemical alterations, vulcanizing, tire softening, defacing and/or altering the face of the tire lettering and/or tire stamping will not be permitted. Chemicals or tire softening is not permitted at any time.  Tires may be inspected at any time. Any violation with any tire presented for competition may result in immediate disqualification from the events and/or other penalties including but not limited to; loss of money, fine, loss of points and/or suspension.

All five have been disqualified from the event, including the loss of all purse money and championship points earned during the event, fined $1,000 and penalized 1,000 DIRTcar Late Model points for the 2016 season. The total penalty, including loss of money, fine and the cost of the tire analysis was $19,630 for Sheppard, $4,655 for Satterlee, $7,630 for Owens, $10,930 for Thornton and $6,105 for Bloomquist.

Each has been placed under a three-month suspension from all DIRTcar sanctioned events, which includes World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series competition, beginning June 11, 2016 and concluding Sept. 11, 2016 and will be under probation following the conclusion of the suspension for the remainder of the 2016 season.

For more information on DIRTcar Racing and all DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned divisions, visit DIRTcar.com. For more information on Eldora Speedway, visit EldoraSpeedway.com.

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Tremont Tramples Topless Modifieds on Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt

Donnelly.jpg: Sprint Cars of New England winner Chris Donnelly (left) with Jeremy Jones of Central Vermont Motorcycles in victory lane at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Alan Ward photo)
Poster.jpg: Winners from the Thomas Dairy Kids Club Poster Contest show off their artwork and trophies at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Devil's Bowl Speedway photo)
Renegade.jpg: Third-place finisher Aaron Fachini (left) Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade winner Matt Mosher (center), and runner-up Paul Braymer (right) in victory lane at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Devil's Bowl Speedway photo)
SCoNE1.jpg: Chris Donnelly (#17) makes the winning pass on Dan Douville (#7X) in Sprint Cars of New England action at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Alan Ward photo)
SCoNE2.jpg: Three-wide Sprint Cars of New England action with Kevin Chaffee (#8), Lacey Hanson (#33), and Bobby Hackel (#24) at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Alan Ward photo)
Topless.jpg: Topless Sportsman Modifieds run three abreast with Jack Speshock (#08), Chris Murray (#7), and Jackie Brown Jr. (#92, outside) at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Alan Ward photo)
Tremont.jpg: Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified "topless" winner Kenny Tremont Jr. in victory lane at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (Alan Ward photo)
Wreck.jpg: A pileup on the second lap of the Sportsman Modified feature at Devil's Bowl Speedway included Rick Sanville (#77), Justin Comes (#51), Bobby Hackel (#97), and a dozen others.  (Alan Ward photo)
Tremont Tramples Topless Modifieds on Devil's Bowl Speedway Dirt

Donnelly wins Sprint Car thriller; Mosher gets first Renegade win


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WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr.'s name repeats throughout Devil's Bowl Speedway's record books as its most successful stock car driver, and on Sunday, June 19, he added to his legacy by winning for the 71st time at the Vermont facility.  The West Sand Lake, N.Y., veteran dominated on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night for his first win in the track's 50th season, taking the "topless" special on the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl.  Also in victory lane during the night were Chris Donnelly and Matt Mosher.

Tremont started ninth on the 22-car NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modified field, which ran with the cars' roofs removed for the special 35-lap race, and once he gained the lead he was untouchable.  A stackup involving all but six cars slowed the race on lap 2 and several other cautions dotted the event, but "Slingshot" Tremont was never headed for the lead during any of the restarts and his familiar No. 115 S&S Asphalt Paving/Rifenburg Construction-sponsored car won by a full straightaway.

Derrick McGrew of Ballston Spa, N.Y., was the best of the rest and had a solid drive to second place.  Behind him, several drivers battled for third place before it came down to Adam Pierson and Bobby Hackel; Pierson, of East Corinth, Vt., tried for several laps to get past Hackel before finally rocketing underneath him in Turn 2 with two laps remaining.  Hackel finished fourth with Tim LaDuc fifth.

McGrew, Chris Murray, and Billy Lussier won qualifying heats, and rookie Justin Severance won the consolation race for the second-straight week.

"Professor" Chris Donnelly of Piermont, N.H., won a barnburner of a 30-lap feature for the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) series.  Donnelly came from 13th starting position and trailed Dan Douville for several circuits as they navigated heavy lapped traffic. Donnelly surprised Douville with a three-wide move on the backstretch to take the lead and then ran to the win.

Douville, of Bridgewater, N.H., held on as the runner-up.  Double-duty racer Hackel, of Rensselaer, N.Y. – in just his third start in a winged Sprint Car and first with the SCoNE group – started last on the 18-car field and was electric on his way through traffic, finishing in third place with an underpowered 305-cubic-inch engine racing against the high-horsepower SCoNE 360s.  Dash winner Jake Williams and Kevin Chaffee rounded out the top five; Douville and Chaffee won heat races.

Matt Mosher of Queensbury, N.Y., captured his first-ever victory in a weekly division at Devil's Bowl by taking the 15-lap feature for the Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegades.  Mosher held off a strong charge by Paul Braymer of Granville, N.Y., for his landmark win. Heat winner Aaron Fachini was third, followed by Curtis Condon and rookie Brian Bishop Jr.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is back in action on the half-mile Asphalt Track on Saturday, June 25, with the annual "Hometown Heroes" Night presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center and Whelen Engineering.  All fire, police, rescue, military, veterans, and corrections officers in uniform or with proper identification will be admitted for free.   Regular general admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for kids age 12 and under.  The next Dirt Track event is on Sunday, July 3.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt.  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 – Central Vermont Motorcycles Night

Devil's Bowl Speedway Dirt Track – West Haven, VT

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified "Topless" Feature (35 laps)


# - denotes rookie

1.       (9) Kenny Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.

2.       (6) Derrick McGrew, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

3.       (12) Adam Pierson, East Corinth, Vt.

4.       (10) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.

5.       (8) Tim LaDuc, Orwell, Vt.

6.       (18) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.

7.       (13) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.

8.       (5) Tim Hodge, Vershire, Vt.

9.       (11) Jack Speshock, Malta, N.Y.

10.   (2) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.

11.   (1) Chris Murray, Fair Haven, Vt.

12.   (17) Mike Coffey Jr., Ballston Spa, N.Y.

13.   (15) # Justin Severance, Pittsford, Vt.

14.   (7) Justin Comes, Middlebury, Vt.

15.   (4) Jim Introne Jr., Hartford, N.Y.

16.   (20) Ron Casey, Manchester Center, Vt.

17.   (3) # Rick Sanville, Windsor, Vt.

18.   (16) Hunter Bates, Pittsford, Vt.

19.   (19) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

20.   (21) # Wade Steele, Addison, Vt.

21.   (14) # Rob Lanfear, Lake George, N.Y.

Did Not Start: Chad Miller, White River Junction, Vt.

Heat Winners: Derrick McGrew, Chris Murray, Billy Lussier

Consi Winner: Justin Severance

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jackie Brown Jr.

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Rob Lanfear


Sprint Cars of New England Feature (30 laps)


# - denotes rookie

1.       (13) Chris Donnelly, Piermont, N.H.

2.       (8) Dan Douville, Bridgewater, N.H.

3.       (18) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.

4.       (9) Jake Williams, Center Tuftonboro, N.H.

5.       (12) Kevin Chaffee, Bradford, Vt.

6.       (7) # Matt Hoyt, Campton, N.H.

7.       (2) # Chad Turck, Pittsfield, N.H.

8.       (5) Dennis McLeod, Concord, N.H.

9.       (14) Tyler Austin, West Fairlee, Vt.

10.   (17) James Hanson, Orwell, Vt.

11.   (10) Lacey Hanson, Orwell, Vt.

12.   (4) # Mike Chaffee, Corinth, Vt.

13.   (3) Christine Boesch, Concord, N.H.

14.   (6) # Richie Simmons, Bradford, Vt.

15.   (15) # Marty Hutchins, Poultney, Vt.

16.   (11) Will Hull, Plainfield, Vt.

17.   (1) Patrick Smith, East Andover, N.H.

18.   (16) Scott Holcomb, Granby, Conn.

Heat Winners: Dan Douville, Kevin Chaffee

Dash Winner: Jake Williams


Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade Feature (15 laps)


# - denotes rookie

1.       (5) Matt Mosher, Queensbury, N.Y.

2.       (4) Paul Braymer, Granville, N.Y.

3.       (2) Aaron Fachini, North Adams, Mass.

4.       (3) Curtis Condon, Queensbury, N.Y.

5.       (6) # Brian Bishop Jr., Bridport, Vt.

6.       (7) # Josh Bussino, Belmont, Vt.

7.       (1) Lou Gancarz, North Adams, Mass.

Did Not Start: Bill Duprey, Hydeville, Vt.

Heat Winner: Aaron Fachini

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Matt Mosher



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Du Stock Car à son meilleur à l’Autodrome Montmagny

Du Stock Car à son meilleur à l'Autodrome Montmagny

Les pilotes de la populaire série ACT Québec propulsée par Viau Ford seront en action le 25 juin prochain à l'Autodrome Montmagny. De 20 à 24 pilotes sont attendus  dont le retour en piste de Patrick Cliche et Gaétan Gaudreault pour cette 3e confrontation de la saison. Une épreuve de 100 tours disputée sous le drapeau vert.

Vous pourrez voir à l'oeuvre les meilleurs pilotes québécois de Stock Car, notamment Patrick Laperle, l'actuel meneur au championnat qui tentera poursuivre sur sa lancée. L'expérimenté Donald Theetge revendique deux podiums cette année, mais il est toujours en quête de sa première victoire en 2016. Theetge est déterminé, c'est un fier compétiteur et seulement une victoire pourra le satisfaire pleinement. Dany Trépanier, le champion 2015, a mis beaucoup de pression sur Laperle lors de l'épreuve inaugurale à l'Autodrome St-Eustache, il attendait une erreur de Patrick Laperle pour lui ravir la première place, une erreur qui n'est jamais venue. Trépanier a dû se contenter de la deuxième position. Il a certes l'intention de renouer avec la victoire.

L'un des favoris de la foule, Alex Labbé n'a pas encore de victoire cette année. Le pilote de l'Équipe Larue Motorsports a effectué la plus belle remontée à l'Autodrome Chaudière lors de la dernière épreuve. Parti en fond de grille suite à une pénalité imposée lors de l'inspection technique, Alex Labbé a terminé en 3e position. Labbé, que l'on verra à 4 reprises durant la saison, a soif de victoires.
Il faudra aussi avoir à l'oeil, les Jean-François Déry, Jonathan Bouvrette, Martin Goulet Jr, Simon Roussin, Dave Coursol et plusieurs autres qui peuvent aspirer à la victoire. Une course qui promet, un événement à ne pas manquer pour tous les amateurs de Stock Car au Québec.
Au même programme, vous pourrez voir à l'oeuvre les meilleurs pilotes des séries Sportsman au Québec. 
Tout d'abord, pour la seule fois de la saison les Sportsman NASCAR, la série vedette de l'Autodrome St-Eustache prendront part à une épreuve en dehors de leur calendrier local. Ils seront en action pour une course de 50 tours. 

En demi finale, la série Sportsman Québec viendront s'affronter à Montmagny dans une course de 75 tours. 

En course de soutien, les séries de développement, les classes Amateur et Sport Compact auront des courses de 25 tours sur l'ovale de 3/8e de mille.
L'un des meilleurs programmes offerts au Québec en 2016. Un rendez-vous incontournable pour tous les amateurs de Stock Car, ce samedi le 25 juin à l'Autodrome Montmagny.

Admission général $35.(0 a 11 ans Gratuit ) (12 a 17 ans moitié prix)
Admission dans les puits $ 5 de plus pour tous le monde.

Yvan Provencher pour la série ACT propulsée par Viau Ford


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Brandt Graham Finds the Fast Lane to Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Success

Brandt Graham Finds the Fast Lane to Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Success

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


With family, friends and fans showing their support at every turn, Brandt Graham is enjoying a strong second season of competition on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series. After a freshman campaign that saw him become the youngest main event winner in tour history and take the rookie of the year honours on the way to a 4th place point finish, the young second generation speedster from Orono, Ontario hasn't lost a step and continues to make headlines on the provincial stock car circuit.


"We've run just a couple of races on this year's schedule, but the results have been what we were hoping for," admitted the driver who recently celebrated his 18th birthday. "As a team, we learned a lot last season and luckily we've been able to pick things up where we left off. The hard work we're doing behind the scenes makes sure the car is ready as soon as its rolled off the trailer. That gives us some time to find a raceday set-up that will work once the green flag waves."


The first events on the calendar were run at Flamboro Speedway, where the team tested during the off-season. On Saturday, May 14th Graham finished 6th, while a couple of weeks later, he logged another runner-up effort, leaving his #14 machine in the middle of a log-jam near the top in series points, a scant 3 markers out of the overall lead. Like most racers at any track or with any series, Brandt Graham says the event he looks forward to the most is the next one.


"There are a pair of dates coming-up at Sauble Speedway – Saturday, June 25th and Saturday, July 16th – then a homecoming of sorts Saturday, August 6th at Peterborough Speedway," said the youngster who'll begin studies in the Trades Fundamentals program at Durham College this fall. "The team is still gaining experience and we're looking for a series of strong, consistent runs every time we hit the track."


For 2016, Brandt Graham's Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series team is proudly supported by Full Circle Automation, Arcade Pools, J & M Restoration, Auto Care, Hot Rod Swag and Squirrel Head Music. Graham Racing would also like to thank DJD Graphics and Mayhew Graphics for their excellent design work on this year's car. Media and promotional services are provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications.


Follow the team at every race by checking @Graham_Racing on Twitter and the Graham 98 Racing page atwww.facebook.com. Look for www.graham98racing.com – an Image Factor web-site.


2016 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Schedule:


Saturday, May 14th                Flamboro Speedway

Qualified 10th, Finished 6th.

Saturday, May 28th                 Flamboro Speedway

Qualified 1st, finished 2nd.


Saturday, June 25th               Sauble Speedway


Saturday, July 16th                 Sauble Speedway


Saturday, August 6th              Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 27th            Full Throttle Motor Speedway


Saturday, September 17th     Flamboro Speedway


Photo attachment: Stephanie Schwemler, Johnathan Schwemler Race Cars www.jsracecars.com


After a pair of events on the 2016 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series schedule, Brandt Graham is just 3 points out of the overall point lead. The tour's next event is Saturday, June 25th at Sauble Speedway.


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


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