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Rain Postpones Pro Stock Series Show At Mohawk

Mohawk Int'l Raceway Pace Truck
Mohawk Int'l Raceway Pace Truck - Jeremiah Fish Photo

Akwesasne, NYAugust 21, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Rain that fell early in the afternoon made an untimely return Saturday evening at Mohawk Int’l Raceway forcing officials to postpone the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series event until next month. The entire ‘Eastern Door 50’ Pro Stock Series show has been rescheduled for Wed., Sept. 1 and will join the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in the full-fender frenzy. Race time is 7 p.m.

Despite a brief shower dampening the Akwesasne oval at lunchtime and overcast skies failing to dissipate as evening approached, a solid field of 28 Pro Stock teams registered, featuring 16 of the Top-20 tour point chasers. Yet after a short practice session helped pack down the pristine 4/10-miler, a light rain that had begun to fall suddenly developed into a full-fledge downpour and the official announcement to cancel was made at 7:45 p.m.

The new mid-week date opens the door for additional teams to enter with four qualifying heat races already on the docket. Securing pole-position starts in the customary pre-race draw were Scott Kocher from nearby Waddington, N.Y., series front-runner Joey Ladouceur from Alexandria, Ont. and Frenchmen Ghislain Valade and Jocelyn Roy, who ranks as the runner-up to Louie Jackson on the current points chart after three tour starts.

Following the Mohawk make-up on Sept. 1, Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series race chasers make their way to the high banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sept. 11 for round #5 in New York State’s Capital District.

SKIDMARKS
Among the fine field of 28 international entries signed in were a half-dozen drivers making their 2010 series debut, including Canadian chauffeurs Roch Aubin, his teammate Mikey Blais and William Adams, and Americans Jody Swamp, Billy Woodward Jr. and Kocher … Former Sportsman tour manager Denis Moquin moved into the roll of Interim Race Director for the Pro Stock Series as Director Brian Mulligan continues to recover from an operation in July to remove a tumor. Brian remains in the Ottawa Civic Center Hospital, 1053, Carling Avenue, Ottawa, where visitors are welcomed from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Personal cards can still be sent to Brian c/o the Mulligan Family, 620 Melba Street – Cornwall, Ontario K6K 1T2.

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Race #4 – Mohawk Int’l Raceway, August 21, 2010 ‘Eastern Door 50’
Heat Race Line-Ups (8 laps)
#1: Scott Kocher, Dave Bissonnette, Jody Swamp, Ryan Stabler, Rob Yetman, Buddy Hencke, David Papineau.
#2: Joey Ladouceur, Stephane Lebrun, Mike Blais, Claudia Tarbell, Roch Aubin, Chip Smith, William Adams.
#3: Ghislain Valade, Harvey Arquette, Rod Tarbell, Pete Stefanski, P.J. Peters, Dion Oakes, Francois Adam.
#4: Jocelyn Roy, Billy Woodward, Allen Peters, Ricky Thompson, Corey Wheeler, Guy Viens, Louie Jackson.

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Point Standings (Aug. 21)
Rank No. Driver Total Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 18 Louie Jackson 257 0 0 2 3 3
2 05 Jocelyn Roy 252 -5 1 2 3 3
3 116s Carl Smith Jr. 236 -21 0 2 3 3
4 47s Corey Wheeler 228 -29 0 2 2 3
5 92 Joey Ladouceur 227 -30 1 1 3 3
6 2 Pete Stefanski 225 -32 0 1 3 3
7 10 Buddy Hencke 222 -35 0 1 3 3
8 47 Dave Bissonnette 215 -42 0 1 2 3
9 115 Stephane Lemire 184 -73 0 0 2 3
10 73 P.J. Peters 170 -87 0 0 0 3
11 7 Rob Yetman 155 -102 0 1 2 2
12 188 David Papineau 154 -103 0 0 0 3
13 33 Bruno Cyr 143 -114 0 0 0 3
14 6 Stephane Lebrun 141 -116 0 0 0 3
15 1r Ricky Thompson 140 -117 0 0 2 2
16 88 Allen Peters 138 -119 0 0 0 3
17 15 Guy Viens 138 -119 0 0 0 3
18 48 Dion Oakes 135 -122 0 0 0 3
19 17 Rod Tarbell 133 -124 0 0 0 3
20 48 Francois Lareau 118 -139 0 0 0 2
21 97 Roland Hebert 110 -147 0 0 0 2
22 7jr. Harvey Arquette 88 -169 0 0 0 2
23 3 Norman Voghell 86 -171 0 0 0 2
24 0 Francois Adam 83 -174 0 0 0 2
25 08 Richard Bertrand 81 -176 0 0 0 2
26 47 Mario Gagnon 80 -177 0 0 0 2
27 73 Serge Lemieux 80 -177 0 0 0 2
28 99 Ghislain Valade 60 -197 0 0 0 1
29 8m Marc Lalonde 58 -199 0 0 0 1
30 73L Normand Lemire 48 -209 0 0 0 1
31 24 Jacques Robert 46 -211 0 0 0 1
32 16 Jean-Pierre Labelle 42 -215 0 0 0 1
33 28 Marco Lalonde 42 -215 0 0 0 1
34 55 George Renaud 41 -216 0 0 0 1
35 7d Claudia Tarbell 40 -217 0 0 0 1
36 12 Alain Brochu 40 -217 0 0 0 1
37 14 Marc Dumont 40 -217 0 0 0 1
38 22 Frederic Lussier 40 -217 0 0 0 1
39 20 Francis Landerville 40 -217 0 0 0 1
40 55 Donald Provencher 40 -217 0 0 0 1
41 17 Joceyln Chicoine 40 -217 0 0 0 1
42 7e Ryan Stabler 40 -217 0 0 0 1
43 73d Michel Desjardins 40 -217 0 0 0 1
44 27 Gilles Godard 40 -217 0 0 0 1
45 ba98 Steve Johnston 40 -217 0 0 0 1
46 14 Chris Tremblay 40 -217 0 0 0 1

DIRTcar Pro Stock Entries – August 21 (28)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Make-Model / Chassis)
0 Francois Adam/St-Pie,QUE Adam Racing Motorsport/Cadillac STS/Cannizzaro
05 Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE Remorcage 05-Lettrage Lucy/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/CRT
1r Ricky Thompson/Hogansburg,NY Brass Horse Grill-Fatty Cats-S&L Construct./Chevy Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
2 Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY Sunrise Racing-San Ter Sewing-PJ NFB Auto Parts/Chevy Monte Carlo/JACR
4 Roch Aubin/Alexandria,ONT Home Hardware-Mr. Sew & Sew/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
6 Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE Patio Vidal Restaurant-United Auto Parts(UAP)/Pontiac Grand Prix/Wild Thing
7 Rob Yetman/Castleton,NY Lazzaro’s Auto Body-Madsen Overhead Door/Pontiac Grand Prix/JACR
7d Claudia Tarbell/Hogansburg,NY D&D Constr. & Excavation-Lonewolf Racing/Chevy Monte Carlo/Black Widow
7e Ryan Stabler/Cornwall,ONT RSI Industrial Supply-C&D Trucking/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/CSC
7jr Harvey Arquette/Akwesasne,NY A&L Enterprise-Brass Horse Grill/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
10 Buddy Hencke/Sand Lake,NY Stinger X/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Stinger X
15 Guy Viens/St-Hubert,QUE® Donald Viens & Sons General Mechanical/Chevrolet Impala SS/Stinger
17 Rod Tarbell/Akwesasne,NY Akwesasne Gas-Log Cabin Smoke Shop/Chevrolet Impala SS/Cannizzaro
18 Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY Adams Marina-Keegan Smoke Shop/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Black Widow
37 Mikey Blais/Alexandria,ONT Home Hardware-Mr. Sew & Sew/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Stinger
47 Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT Totem Pole Novelties-Sweet Dreams/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
47s Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT Valade Backhoe-RSI Industrial Supply-PM Promotions/Cadillac ETS/Cannizzaro
48 Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY Oakes Racing-Noah King Family-Akwesasne Gas/Chevolet Impala/Cannizzaro
50 Scott Kocher/Waddington,NY Mort Backus & Sons-Morgan’s Auto Gas Service/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/B&S
56 Billy Woodward Jr./Norwood,NY Woodward Racing/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
66 William Adams/Snye,QUE Adams Construction/Ford Fusion/Kenyon
69 Jody Swamp /Hogansburg,NY Smokin Arrows-Native Pride Dog Food/Chevrolet Impala SS/HRD
73 P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE Sunrise Racing-Hair Secrets Salon/Chevrolet Impala/JACR
88 Allen Peters/Westville,NY Sunrise Racing-PJ NFB Auto Sales-JACR Chassis/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/JACR
92 Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT Coffrage 20-20-Minimax Express/Cadillac STS/Stinger X
99 Ghislain Valade/N.Lancaster,ONT Gerry Prieur Garage-Glengarry Tire/Chevolet Monte Carlo SS/Cannizzaro
116s Chip Smith Jr./Durham,NY Cricketdale Farm/Pontiac Grand Prix/Cannizzaro
188 David Papineau/Akwesasne,NY D&D Constr.-Totem Pole Novelties-Team Papi/Chevy Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro

UPCOMING EVENTS
Already the biggest month of the year for full-fender title contenders, September now opens on Sept. 1 with the return to Mohawk Int’l followed 10 days later by Lebanon Valley Speedway (9/11). The four-race stint in the Empire State closes out with trips to Canandaigua Speedway (Sept. 18) and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Sept. 25), with valuable track bonus points issued towards the overall Hoosier-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship after Labor Day Weekend.

*NOTE: Originally listed on Sun., Oct 17, the 2010 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway will be run Fri., Oct. 15 while the tour stop at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on Sun., Sept. 12 has been dropped from the schedule.

2010 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Sun-May 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Joey Ladouceur
Fri-Jun 25 Autodrome Granby *Rob Yetman
Sat-Jun 26 Autodrome Drummond Jocelyn Roy
Wed-Sep 1 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sat-Sep 11 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sun-Sep 12 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park -cancelled-
Sat-Sep 18 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Fri-Oct 15 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse runs annually in October featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.allstar100weekend.com and www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.

The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and Chizmark & Larson Insurance www.chizmarklarson.com, and contingency sponsors are Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, MSD Ignition www.msdignition.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Vicci Racing Apparel www.vicci.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.

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