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Yetman Regains Series Stature With Valley Victory!

Rob Yetman
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West Lebanon, NYSeptember 11, 2010 – By Ed Biittig Jr., DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent

For the second straight year it was a hometown driver taking victory in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series race at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Rob Yetman dominated the Saturday night event leading all 30 laps in recording his fourth series win at the Speedway.

“It’s awesome to win this race, it certainly isn’t my first time to victory lane here and we know how to get around this track and drawing the pole for the race didn’t hurt either,” an excited Yetman stated. It was the 38th career victory for the Castleton, NY driver, which is a record at the speedway.

Yetman and Ricky Thompson led a full field of 30 Pro Stocks to the green flag with Yetman grabbing the lead early while the rest of the pack battled it out behind him. The first caution flag flew on lap six for 2009 Lebanon Valley champion, Robbie Speed, as he slowed on the track with electrical issues.

Things got real hairy on the restart as Thompson failed to fire and the restart was called off. As a result of the no-start situation several cars towards the back of the pack collided in turn one. Defending Series Champ Pete Stefanski used several early restarts to move into third by lap seven.

Louie Jackson came into this event as the Series points leader but things did not go well for him. He started ninth and was battling for fifth early in the race but he and P.J. Peters made contact on the front stretch on lap 19 sending Peters spinning in turn one. As Jackson went into turn two he spun as well and went pit side. He didn’t return and finished 25th.

At the halfway point of the event it was Yetman with almost a full straightaway lead over new second-place runner Stefanski. Joey Ladouceur made a late race charge to get up to sixth. Stefanski had one last chance with the Jackson incident but there was no stopping Yetman on this night as he easily took the victory almost six and a half seconds ahead of Stefanski.

“I saw the nose of Pete’s car under yellow and I knew he would race me clean, its really great to race against the tour guys, they really have their act together,” Yetman added.

Thompson had a see-saw run end with a fine third place finish with 2010 Lebanon Valley Champion Jay Corbin finishing fourth and Chad Jeseo rounding out the top-five.

Full-fender Mr. DIRTcar title contenders have two more extra-distance events in September, including the recent addition of a second Series show at Mohawk Int’l Raceway on Sept. 18. Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Sept. 25) closes out the month before teams set their sights on Super DIRT Week in October.

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Race #5 – Lebanon Valley Speedway, September 11, 2010 ‘Echo 30’ Event Summary
Feature (30 Laps)
Finish Start Car # Driver/Hometown
1 1 7 Rob Yetman/Castleton,NY
2 5 2 Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY
3 2 1r Ricky Thompson/Hogansburg,NY
4 4 8 Jay Corbin/Rensselaer,NY
5 12 25 Chad Jeseo/Averill Park,NY
6 11 92 Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
7 3 243 Victor Hopkins/Lee, Mass
8 19 79 Rocky Warner/Gloversville,NY
9 8 47 Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT
10 14 23 Chuck Towslee/Manchester, VT
11 21 10H Buddy Hencke/Sand Lake,NY
12 10 48 Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY
13 24 10T Frank Twing/East Canaan, CT
14 17 116s Chip Smith Jr./Durham,NY
15 16 47s Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT
16 13 05 Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE
17 18 88 Allen Peters/Westville,NY
18 20 10 Cale Kneer/Troy, NY
19 6 73p P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE
20 27 311 Brian Keough/Menands, NY
21 25 6 Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE
22 26 15 Guy Viens/St-Hubert,QUE®
23 22 84 D.T. Pickard/Averill Park, NY
24 7 63 Danny Sanchez/Averill Park, NY
25 9 18 Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY
26 15 315 Jonathon Routhier/Canaan,CT
27 23 24 Robbie Speed/Mellenville,NY
28 28 34 Paul Engwer/East Greenbush
DNS 29 143 Hugh Paige/Stockbridge, MA
DNS 30 35 Rick Dempsey/Nassau, NY

QUALIFYING
HEATS
#1 Dave Bissonnette, Louie Jackson, Joey Ladouceur, Jocelyn Roy, Chip Smith, D.T. Pickard, Stephen Lebrun, Guy Viens, Frank Twing
#2 Danny Sanchez, Dion Oakes, Victor Hopkins, Chuck Towslee, Adam Peters, Rick Dempsey, Bob Camilli, Milo Campbell, Nick Hilt (DNS)
#3 Chad Jeseo, Jay Corbin, Pete Stefanski, Jon Routhier, Rocky Warner, Buddy Hencke, Rob Tarbell, Thunder Anderson, Brian Keough (DQ)
#4 Rob Yetman, PJ Peters, Ricky Thompson, Corey Wheeler, Cale Kneer, Hugh Paige, Dave Papineau, Robbie Speed (DQ)
CONSI
Buddy Hencke, D.T. Pickard, Robbie Speed, Frank Twing, Stephen Lebrun, Guy Viens, Brian Keough, Paul Engwer, Hugh Paige, Rick Dempsey.
DNQ- Rod Tarbell, Thunder Anderson, Milo Campbell, Bob Camilli, Dave Papineau

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Point Standings (Sept. 11)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 18 Louie Jackson 1,372 387 985 0 0 3 4 5
2 05 Jocelyn Roy 1,360 360 1000 -12 1 2 3 5
3 47 Dave Bissonnette 1,350 375 975 -22 0 2 4 5
4 92 Joey Ladouceur 1,348 348 1000 -24 1 1 4 5
5 47s Corey Wheeler 1,345 360 985 -27 0 3 3 5
6 116s Chip Smith Jr. 1,330 375 955 -42 0 3 4 5
7 10 Buddy Hencke 1,311 326 985 -61 0 1 3 5
8 1r Ricky Thompson 1,302 302 1000 -70 0 1 4 4
9 7 Rob Yetman 1,272 317 955 -100 1 2 4 4
10 73 P.J. Peters 1,250 315 935 -122 1 1 1 5
11 48 Dion Oakes 1,208 243 965 -164 0 0 0 5
12 6 Stephane Lebrun 1,199 244 955 -173 0 0 0 5
13 115 Stephane Lemire 1,169 184 985 -203 0 0 2 3
14 88 Allen Peters 1,166 240 926 -206 0 0 0 5
15 15 Guy Viens 1,160 220 940 -212 0 0 0 5
16 188 David Papineau 1,147 207 940 -225 0 0 0 4
17 33 Bruno Cyr 1,143 143 1000 -229 0 0 0 3
18 17T Rod Tarbell 1,130 185 945 -242 0 0 0 4
19 79 Rocky Warner 1,114 114 1000 -258 0 0 1 2
20 99 Ghislain Valade 1,091 136 955 -281 0 0 1 2
21 8 Jay Corbin 1,085 85 1000 -287 0 1 1 1
22 97 Roland Hebert 1,075 110 965 -297 0 0 0 2
23 48 Francois Lareau 1,073 118 955 -299 0 0 0 2
24 0 Francois Adam 1,068 93 975 -304 0 0 0 2
25 23 Chuck Towslee 1,047 62 985 -325 0 0 1 1
26 7d Claudia Tarbell 1,028 96 932 -344 0 0 0 2
27 243 Victor Hopkins 1,027 72 955 -345 0 0 1 1
28 08 Richard Bertrand 1,026 81 945 -346 0 0 0 2
29 12 Alain Brochu 1,025 40 985 -347 0 0 0 1
30 3 Norman Voghell 1,021 86 935 -351 0 0 0 2
31 47 Mario Gagnon 1,020 80 940 -352 0 0 0 2
32 24 Robbie Speed 1,015 40 975 -357 0 0 0 1
33 315 Jon Routhier 1,005 40 965 -367 0 0 0 1
34 69 Jody Swamp 998 68 930 -374 0 0 1 1
35 24 Jacques Robert 991 46 945 -381 0 0 0 1
36 8m Marc Lalonde 986 58 928 -386 0 0 0 1
37 55 George Renaud 986 41 945 -386 0 0 0 1
38 49 Ivan Joslin 985 0 985 -387 0 0 0 0
39 7e Ryan Stabler 982 50 932 -390 0 0 0 1
40 10 Cale Kneer 978 46 932 -394 0 0 0 1
41 50 Scott Kocher 976 48 928 -396 0 0 0 1
42 27 Nick Stone 975 0 975 -397 0 0 0 0
43 27 Jerremy Pitts 975 0 975 -397 0 0 0 0
44 311 Brian Keough 974 44 930 -398 0 0 0 1
45 22 Frederic Lussier 972 40 932 -400 0 0 0 1
46 17 Joceyln Chicoine 970 40 930 -402 0 0 0 1
47 16 Jean-Pierre Labelle 966 42 924 -406 0 0 0 1
48 TWO Luke Horning 965 0 965 -407 0 0 0 0
49 41 Bill Smith IV 965 0 965 -407 0 0 0 0
50 14 Chris Tremblay 964 40 924 -408 0 0 0 1
51 55 Donald Provencher 962 40 922 -410 0 0 0 1
52 20 Francis Landerville 960 40 920 -412 0 0 0 1
53 324 Jason Casey 945 0 945 -427 0 0 0 0
54 87 Walt Brownell 945 0 945 -427 0 0 0 0
55 78 Paul LaRochelle 940 0 940 -432 0 0 0 0
56 322 Jay Casey 935 0 935 -437 0 0 0 0
57 55 Emilien Foster 932 0 932 -440 0 0 0 0
58 118 Jeff Kelmel 928 0 928 -444 0 0 0 0
59 80 Bob Camilli 926 0 926 -446 0 0 0 0
60 52 Tom O’Connor 924 0 924 -448 0 0 0 0
61 4 Michael Pecore 922 0 922 -450 0 0 0 0
62 6 Jon Santolin 920 0 920 -452 0 0 0 0
63 43 Bill Deak 918 0 918 -454 0 0 0 0
64 2 Pete Stefanski 385 385 0 -987 0 2 5 5
65 34 Paul Engwer 40 40 0 -1332 0 0 0 1
66 14 Marc Dumont 40 40 0 -1332 0 0 0 1
67 80 Bob Camilli 10 10 0 -1362 0 0 0 0
68 17 Rod Tarbell 10 10 0 -1362 0 0 0 0

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 P.J. Peters
Sat-Sep 11 Lebanon Valley Speedway Rob Yetman
Sat-Sep 18 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,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, VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com and GM Performance Parts www.gmperformanceparts.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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