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Matt Sheppard Scores First 358 Series Win At Mohawk

Matt Sheppard
Matt Sheppard - Rick Young Photo

Akwesasne, NYSept. 17, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Super DIRTcar Series traveling star Matt Sheppard took his Small-Block show on the road Friday night and survived rain-soaked track conditions to capture the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘A&M Beverage 75’ at Mohawk Int’l Raceway.

‘Super Matt’ collected $4,000 after a dominating run aboard the JB Motorsports no. 9s Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell entry in his 2010 DIRTcar 358-Modified debut — his first Small-Block tour victory since Super DIRT Week on the Syracuse Mile in 2003.

“This car was just awesome tonight, just like we were last time here with the Big-Block Series,” remarked Sheppard, 28, alluding to his third-place finish in June after leading the initial 89 laps in the 100-lap Modified main. “We were able to bring it home tonight, just had the luck go our way.”

“You can hear the (right rear) tire leaking air, it’s got a hole in it and will probably be flat by the time we’re done here,” pointed out Sheppard, in victory lane for the fourth time in Series competition and 14th overall on the DIRTcar 358 circuit. “Just got this motor from Chuck Cice, the first DIRTcar spec 358 engine he’s ever put together, and the car was really bolted tonight.”

In a rough and tumble affair that required eight caution periods and one red flag, Big-Block veteran Billy Decker crossed the line second followed by Frenchman Kayle Robidoux, Danny Johnson and new Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified points leader Danny O’Brien. Only 13 of the 33 starters took the final checkered flag with 11th-place finisher Pierre Dagenais from Quebec the last scored on the lead lap.

Record rainfall in the north country during September finally subsided Thursday, yet not before inundating the spacious 4/10-mile clay oval to force the Mohawk track maintenance team into action early Friday morning. An ultra-tacky surface greeted 49 race teams for the evening event, with Todd Stone stopping the clocks at 16.581sec (86.846mph) to earn his first career Bilstein Shocks Fast Time award.

Sheppard was a mediocre 21st in time trials, yet after the front-four were inverted for heats, the Waterloo, N.Y. pilot scored an easy victory in the first of five qualifying races. After the Top-10 heat finishers redrew for the main event, however, Sheppard was relegated to eighth on the starting grid while track regular Perry Francis and four time Mr. DIRTcar 358 Champion Pat O’Brien filled the front row.

Francis stormed out to a commanding lead early in the feature go and after just five laps Sheppard had already charged into third position behind O’Brien. Perry moved in on lapped traffic after just eight times around and the slight slowdown allowed Sheppard to close the gap considerably. ‘Super Matt’ ducked under Francis to forge the only lead change on lap 14 and a third of the way through Decker was stationed in third ahead of O’Brien and track owner John Lazore.

Lazore suddenly looped his Chiefs Tobacco Outlet & Gas no. 19 King Enterprises-Mohawk Int’l/Bicknell machine alone in turn four to incur the first yellow flag on lap 28. The shake-up moved Mike Perrotte into the front-five for the first time since dropping early from a fourth-place start.

Treacherous track conditions kept every contender on his toes throughout the 75-lap main, with Sheppard, Decker and Francis maintaining their positions at the midway mark. With 40 laps in the books, Robidoux and Johnson completed the Top-5.

A fuel line broke and erupted into flames on the RezX Racing no. 66x Twin Leaf (Hogansburg)-Tomohawk Tobacco/Bicknell mount of ’10 MIR track champion Carey Terrance on lap 42, at the same forcing officials to drop a rare red flag as quickly as Terrance was able to evacuate his burning car. The second scare of the night came right after for Danny O’Brien after turn three contact with Danny Johnson vaulted his Global Warranty no. 7*1000 Islands RV-Stover Bus Lines/Bicknell ride off all fours before coming to rest in the middle of turn three amidst an on-rushing pack with 43 laps complete.

With 50 laps on the scoreboard, Sheppard and Decker continued to pace the field followed closest by Francis, Lazore and Robidoux while Danny O’Brien rallied back into eighth again tracking down Johnson among the Top-10.

Third-place was a tough spot to hold as Francis first suffered a flat right-rear tire to incur the seventh caution period on lap 56, then stoppage by Lazore on the back chute required the final yellow flag six laps later as he tried to chase down Sheppard and Decker.

Uncontested over the final dozen circuits, Decker closed to within five car-lengths of Sheppard as heavy traffic narrowed the gap in the closing stages. Even when the checkered flag waved over the winner for the 19th time this season, it wasn’t enough to stop the second-generation driver from Central New York as he had circled the track without brakes since the lap 30 mark.

“It definitely helps any time you can get some laps in, hopefully we can bring this momentum into tomorrow,” said Sheppard, who will be in quest of his sixth Super DIRTcar Series win of the season when Mohawk hosts the SUNY Canton 100 on Saturday evening. Sheppard tops the Big-Block tour standings with just a half-dozen point events remaining in the 2010 campaign.

“By then hopefully they’ll have the surface straightened out. It’s a shame, there’s nothing the track team could do out there with all this rain. Sometimes Mother Nature is a little evil. This is such a beautiful facility, I’m glad to finally get a chance to be here in victory lane,” Sheppard added.

Runner-up Decker would have been even happier to reach the winner’s circle first, especially since his Series dry spell piloting the Gypsum Wholesalers no. 91 Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell machine dates back to the Big-Block season-opener at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway in March.

“You just had to man-up a little bit out there tonight,” stated Decker, 45, who started third and never dropped out of the front-four during the 50-minute main before finishing .879-sec. behind Sheppard at the stripe. “The track was obviously open a little bit and got a lot of rain on it. Just made for some tough sledding and tough seeing, needed to stay with it, that’s for sure.”

“It’s a whole new ball game tomorrow, I’m sure they’re going to work their tails off on the track. It’s been pretty wet and damp, we’ll certainly see a little different race track, more similar to what we saw for the Big-Block (June) race. I’m looking forward to another exciting night, the team has been working hard and hopefully we can have some more fun tomorrow,” Decker said.

Finishing fourth on home soil exactly one week earlier in the tour stop at Autodrome Granby (Que.), Robidoux’s stellar run to the front aboard his potent Bert Transmission no. 46 Genesis Racing Shocks-Rube Restaurant/TEO entry ended with a solid third-place tally in the caution-filled finale.

“It was a hard track tonight, we pushed the car as much as we can,” acknowledged Robidoux, the 2008 Granby points champion with three season titles garnered at sister track Autodrome Drummond during the new millennium. “Had a good fight with the ‘Doctor’ Danny Johnson, think we had a good race tonight. We’ll be back for Syracuse and Brockville (Ont.) in October, two big shows for us to end the year.”

Teams chasing points towards the overall Hoosier-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship enjoy three weeks off before returning for four consecutive nights of extra-distance activity during the annual Super DIRT Week extravaganza in Syracuse. Can-Am Motorsports Park kicks off the unique quadrupleheader on Wed., Oct. 6 followed by successive shows at Brewerton Speedway (Oct. 7) and Rolling Wheels Raceway (Oct. 8) before closing out with the headline 150-lap ‘Salute to the Troops’ Championship race Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Race #6 – Mohawk Int’l Raceway, Sept. 17, 2010 ‘A & M Beverage 75’ Event Summary
FEATURE
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 8 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY ($4,000)
2 3 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 12 46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE
4 27 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
5 23 7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
6 11 m96 Todd Stewart/Bath,ONT
7 29 22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY
8 14 4 Jeff Sykes/Edwards,NY
9 4 35 Mike Perrotte/Plattsburgh,NY
10 1 55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
11 21 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
12 16 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
13 26 38 Luke Whitteker/Iroquois,ONT
14 10 6m Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT
15 6 19 John Lazore/Hogansburg,NY
16 2 6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
17 7 72x Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
18 32 007 Roy Tarbell/Hogansburg,NY
19 15 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
20 5 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
21 22 115 Stephane LaFrance/St. Albert,ONT
22 17 1x Todd Stone/Middlebury,VT
23 25 23d David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
24 13 23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
25 20 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
26 9 1 Dave Heaslip/Smiths Falls,ONT
27 24 22d Roy Delormier/Cornwall,ONT
28 28 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
29 31 26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY
30 18 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
31 33 31 Tom Jock Jr./Hogansburg,NY
32 30 40 Joel Doiron/Alexandria,ONT
33 19 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
GATER NEWS LAP LEADERS: Francis (1-13), Sheppard (14-75).
CAUTIONS: 8 (lap 28, lap 35, lap37, lap 39, lap 44, lap 48, lap 56, lap 62); 1 RED FLAG (lap 42).
HEAT WINNERS: Heaslip, Lazore, Sheppard, Flannigan, Williamson.
CONSI WINNERS: Dagenais, LaFrance.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Matt Sheppard.
SYRACUSE SUPER DIRT WEEK QUALIFIER: Matt Sheppard.
HALFWAY LEADER: Matt Sheppard.
BERT HARD CHARGER: Danny Johnson.
BILSTEIN SHOCKS FAST TIME AWARD: Todd Stone (16.581sec/86.846mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $19,075.
CARS ENTERED: 49.
NEXT EVENT: Can-Am Motorsports Park – October 6, 2010.
DID NOT QUALIFY(16)
4x-Brad Shova/North Bangor,NY
6r-Melvin Rush/Westville,NY
12-Clayton Benedict/Akwesasne, NY
44-Casey Swamp/Akwesasne,NY
51-Michel Fagnon/Sorel,QUE
m70-Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY
71-Delbert LeGrow/Massena,NY
72-Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE
73-Ryan Jacobs/Akwesasne,NY
74-Frederic Gamache/Granby,QUE
74x-Matt Billings/Brockville, ONT
88-Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
90-Bruno LePage/Maple Grove,QUE
95-Rick Miller/Norwood,NY
99j-Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville, NY
99L-Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 16.581 86.846 1x Todd Stone/Middlebury,VT
$100 Bilstein Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 16.634 86.570 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
3 16.657 86.450 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
4 16.665 86.409 46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE
5 16.690 86.279 40 Joel Doiron/Alexandria,ONT
6 16.745 85.996 55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
7 16.789 85.770 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
8 16.876 85.328 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
9 16.885 85.283 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
10 16.886 85.278 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
11 16.961 84.901 19 John Lazore/Hogansburg,NY
12 16.971 84.851 m96 Todd Stewart/Bath,ONT
13 16.984 84.786 23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
14 16.986 84.776 115 Stephane LaFrance/St. Albert,ONT
15 16.991 84.751 4 Jeff Sykes/Edwards,NY
16 17.052 84.448 6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
17 17.086 84.280 1 Dave Heaslip/Smiths Falls,ONT
18 17.095 84.235 35 Mike Perrotte/Plattsburgh,NY
19 17.102 84.201 6m Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT
20 17.110 84.161 22d Roy Delormier/Cornwall,ONT
21 17.120 84.112 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
22 17.143 83.999 72x Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
23 17.192 83.760 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
24 17.217 83.638 23d David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
25 17.226 83.595 4x Brad Shova/North Bangor,NY
26 17.229 83.580 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
27 17.236 83.546 73 Ryan Jacobs/Akwesasne,NY
28 17.238 83.536 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
29 17.252 83.469 7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
30 17.387 82.820 26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY
31 17.405 82.735 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
32 17.452 82.512 99j Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville, NY
33 17.456 82.493 31 Tom Jock Jr./Hogansburg,NY
34 17.474 82.408 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
35 17.484 82.361 007 Roy Tarbell/Hogansburg,NY
36 17.515 82.215 12 Clayton Benedict/Akwesasne, NY
37 17.590 81.865 51 Michel Fagnan/Sorel,QUE
38 17.656 81.559 74x Matt Billings/Brockville, ONT
39 17.658 81.549 74 Frederic Gamache/Granby,QUE
40 17.772 81.026 44 Casey Swamp/Akwesasne,NY
41 17.890 80.492 72 Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE
42 17.933 80.299 22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY
43 17.973 80.120 38 Luke Whitteker/Iroquois,ONT
44 18.346 78.491 71 Delbert LeGrow/Massena,NY
45 18.350 78.474 m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY
46 18.884 76.255 95 Rick Miller/Norwood,NY
47 19.118 75.322 90 Bruno LePage/Maple Grove,QUE
48 -NT- —– 6r Melvin Rush/Westville,NY
49 -NT- —– 88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT

Heat Races (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature, top 2 went to re-draw)
#1: Heaslip, P.O’Brien, Stewart, Bicknell, Rush, Delormier, Whitteker, D.Gauvreau, Cook, LeGrow.
#2: Lazore, Decker, Robidoux, Stone, LaFrance, Benedict, Billings, T.O’Brien, E.Gauvreau, Wight.
#3: Sheppard, Francis, Ladouceur, Planck, Dagenais, Jock, Johnson, Jacobs, Swamp, Richner.
#4: Flannigan, Clair, Sykes, Ward, Doiron, Hebert, Gamache, LePage, Miller.
#5: Williamson, Perrotte, Terrance, Hearn, Tarbell, Shova, D.O’Brien, Phelps, Fagnan, Wilder.
Consolation Round (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Dagenais, D.O’Brien, Tarbell, Hebert, Whitteker, Rush, Swamp, T.O’Brien, Fagnan, Wilder, Cook, LePage, Johnson, Benedict, Wight (DNS).
#2: LaFrance, Delormier, Jock, Doiron, Billings, Phelps, Shova, Richner, E.Gauvreau, D.Gauvreau, LeGrow, Miller, Gamache (DNS), Jacobs (DNS).
Guaranteed: Hebert, Whitteker, Johnson, E.Gauvreau, Wilder.
Added: Doiron.
Provisionals: Richner, Tarbell, Jock.

DIRTcar 358-Modified Entries – Sept. 17 (49)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
09 Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE Carrosseries St-Calixte-Restaurant Princesse/Troyer/RL Performance
007 Roy Tarbell/Hogansburg,NY Chiefs Tobacco Outlet & Gas-Hair Secrets Salon/TEO/Kevlar
1 Dave Heaslip/Smiths Falls,ONT National Parts Peddler/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron
1x Todd Stone/Middlebury,VT G.Stone Motors-Integrated Rigging-Contracting/TEO/Morrison
4 Jeff Sykes/Edwards,NY Sweet Dreams-Warrior Racing/Bicknell/Tommy Leahy
4x Brad Shova/North Bangor,NY Shova Racing/Bicknell/Brad Shove
6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT 730 Truck Stop-Gypsum Logistics-Milestone Concrete/Bicknell/LJL-Kevlar
6m Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT Optional Hose & Hydraulics-Jasen Enterprises-S&W Service Centre/Bicknell/ERD
6r Melvin Rush/Westville,NY One Arm Bandit-RezX Racing-Chiefs Tobacco/TEO/Tommy Leahy
7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT Global Warranty-1000 Islands RV-Stover Bus Lines/Bicknell/Morrison
9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell/C.C. Performance
12 Clayton Benedict/Akwesasne, NY Thompson Motorsports-Back’s High Performance Fuels/Troyer/Steve-O
19 John Lazore/Hogansburg,NY Chiefs Tobacco Outlet & Gas-King Enterprises-Mohawk Int’l/Bicknell/LaFrance
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsprts-Wentworth Custom Homes-Fox Hill Campgrounds/TEO/Enders
22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE Arctic Glacier-Gauvreau Top Soil/Bicknell/Morrison
22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE ResistO-Batiments JDL-Bert Transmission-Integra Shocks/Bicknell/Morrison
22d Roy Delormier/Cornwall,ONT Bounce ‘N Bounce Inflatable Party Rentals/Bicknell/West Carleton
22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY James Edgar Co.-Roosevelts/Bicknell/Boyd
23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT Mr. Radiator-Roxborough Bus Lines-Denis Rose Trucking/Bicknell/Ladouceur
23d David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE Mr. Radiator-Roxborough Bus Lines-Denis Rose Trucking/Bicknell/Ladouceur
26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY Pizza Logs-Jetport Lounge-Lazy Lakes Camping Resort/Bicknell/Gor-Den
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Waste Management-Rochester Americans-Honeoye Auto Parts/Bicknell/Mastin
31 Tom Jock Jr./Hogansburg,NY Able Auto Wrecking-Koi Express-Habachi Steak House/TEO/Paul Dyke
35 Mike Perrotte/Plattsburgh,NY Adirondack Auto/Bicknell/Morrison
38 Luke Whitteker/Iroquois,ONT Rust Check-Toy Storage Boat Transport/Bicknell/ERD
40 Joel Doiron/Alexandria,ONT Mike Sauve Construction(MSC)-Alexandria Home Hardware/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron
42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT Lucas Oil Products-Merrittville Speedway/Bicknell/ERD
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell/Kevlar
44 Casey Swamp/Akwesasne,NY Swamp’s Performance-Due North Collision/Bicknell/Steve-O
46 Kayle Robidoux/St-Constant,QUE Bert Transmission-Genesis Racing Shocks-Rube Restaurant/TEO/Clements
51 Michel Fagnon/Sorel,QUE Soudure FH-Transport J.M.C./Bicknell/Jacques Cardin
55 Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY C&B Enterprise-Chiefs Tobacco Outlet/Bicknell/LaFrance Performance
66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY RezX Racing-Twin Leaf (Hogansburg)-Tomohawk Tobacco/Bicknell/Kevlar
m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY White’s Construction/Troyer/Crysler Automotive
71 Delbert LeGrow/Massena,NY LeGrow Racing/Troyer/LeGrow
72 Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT Kane’s Vending-CMH Leasing/Bicknell/New Generation
72g Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE EDG Equipment-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/LaFrance
73 Ryan Jacobs/Akwesasne,NY Ahnawate Marina-Thompson Marina/Bicknell/Yves LaFrance
74 Frederic Gamache/Granby,QUE FL Electrique-BB Transport & Excavation/POP Performance/Gamache
74x Matt Billings/Brockville, ONT Billings Automotive-Pastime Motors-Stealth Racewear/Bicknell/Enders
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY RezX Racing-Twin Leaf Express(Ft. Covington)/Bicknell/Kevlar
88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT Jim’s Performance Plus-SG Wells Ford/TEO/Jim’s Performance Ford
90 Bruno LePage/Maple Grove,QUE OCR Garage-LePage Racing/Bicknell/Morrison
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Kevlar
95 Rick Miller/Norwood,NY Cook Racing/Troyer/Crysler Automotive
m96 Todd Stewart/Bath,ONT Brockville Home Hardware-Northwood 2 Construction-Kriska Transport/Bicknell/ERD
99j Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville, NY J&B Installations-Industrial Tire/Troyer/Finger Lakes
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express Ltd-Gypsum Wholesalers-Tracey Road Equip./Bicknell/LJL-Kevlar
115 Stephane LaFrance/St. Albert,ONT Trick Race Parts/Trick/RL Performance
124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE Carriere Sabliere Dagenais/Bicknell/Enders

Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Point Standings (Sept. 17)
Rank No Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 7* Danny O’Brien 1,468 483 985 0 1 3 6 6
2 42 Pete Bicknell 1,449 449 1000 -19 0 3 4 6
3 27J Danny Johnson 1,419 495 924 -49 1 4 5 6
4 22c Mario Clair 1,418 418 1000 -50 0 2 4 6
5 1H David Hebert 1,402 427 975 -66 0 3 4 6
6 6 Pat O’Brien 1,341 341 1000 -127 0 1 1 6
7 6m Mat Williamson 1,335 350 985 -133 0 1 2 6
8 66x Carey Terrance 1,285 285 1000 -183 0 0 1 6
9 22J Jeremy Wilder 1,277 332 945 -191 0 0 2 6
10 22g Eric Gauverau 1,271 286 985 -197 0 1 1 6
11 38L Luke Whittaker® 1,264 289 975 -204 0 0 0 6
12 21 Yan Bussiere 1,243 243 1000 -225 0 1 2 4
13 46 Kayle Robidoux 1,222 237 985 -246 0 2 2 3
14 77x Dale Planck 1,193 277 916 -275 0 1 2 5
15 26 Rick Richner 1,190 245 945 -278 0 0 1 5
16 124 Pierre Dagenais 1,179 234 945 -289 0 0 0 5
17 19 John Lazore 1,165 200 965 -303 0 0 0 4
18 72 Tommy Flannigan 1,162 236 926 -306 0 0 0 5
19 23 Laurent Ladouceur 1,150 150 1000 -318 0 0 0 3
20 115 Stephane LaFrance 1,141 141 1000 -327 0 0 0 3
21 3b Chad Brachmann 1,139 154 985 -329 0 0 1 3
22 88 Tim O’Brien 1,128 128 1000 -340 0 0 1 2
23 74 Matt Billings 1,124 149 975 -344 0 0 0 3
24 72 Denis Gauvreau 1,120 155 965 -348 0 0 0 3
25 1x Todd Stone 1,117 172 945 -351 0 0 1 3
26 90 Martin Roy 1,103 118 985 -365 0 0 0 2
27 55 Perry Francis 1,091 106 985 -377 0 0 1 2
28 40 Joel Doiron 1,077 142 935 -391 0 0 1 3
29 09 Alex Fortier 1,067 165 902 -401 0 0 1 3
30 54 Steve Bernard 1,067 102 965 -401 0 0 0 2
31 25 Bobby Herrington 1,061 96 965 -407 0 0 0 2
32 72 Todd Stewart 1,051 76 975 -417 0 0 1 1
33 71 Mike Bowman 1,048 48 1000 -420 0 0 0 1
34 99L Larry Wight 1,047 112 935 -421 0 0 0 2
35 61 Jean Boissonneault 1,029 105 924 -439 0 0 1 2
36 96 Fred Carleton 1,023 68 955 -445 0 0 1 1
37 39 Clement Therrien 1,022 82 940 -446 0 0 0 2
38 97 Michelle Chinone 1,022 100 922 -446 0 0 0 2
39 22j Gino Clair 1,012 80 932 -456 0 0 0 2
40 44 Sébastien Gougeon 1,007 93 914 -461 0 0 0 2
41 49 François Bernier 1,007 75 932 -461 0 0 1 1
42 15J Tim Jones 1,005 40 965 -463 0 0 0 1
43 27 Michel Dusseault 1,004 78 926 -464 0 0 1 1
44 3 Claude Brouillard 1,001 56 945 -467 0 0 0 1
45 38 Scott Wood 1,001 46 955 -467 0 0 0 1
46 76 Travis Braun 1,001 56 945 -467 0 0 0 1
47 24 Patrick Dupree 1,000 0 1000 -468 0 0 0 0
48 89b Todd Burley 1,000 0 1000 -468 0 0 0 0
49 56 Steve Schumacher 998 86 912 -470 0 0 1 1
50 39a Alain Therrien 994 90 904 -474 0 0 0 2
51 14a Lee Ladouceur 992 64 928 -476 0 0 0 1
52 1 Dave Heaslip 990 50 940 -478 0 0 0 1
53 12 Chad Chevalier 985 10 975 -483 0 0 0 0
54 21 Andy Howard 985 0 985 -483 0 0 0 0
55 37s Boyd MacTavish 985 40 945 -483 0 0 0 1
56 31 Tom Jock Jr. 982 50 932 -486 0 0 0 1
57 007 Roy Tarbell 981 46 935 -487 0 0 0 1
58 23 Dany Bilodeau 980 50 930 -488 0 0 0 1
59 52 James M. Friesen 980 40 940 -488 0 0 0 1
60 95x Alex Boisvert 978 60 918 -490 0 0 0 1
61 28 Todd Gordon 977 42 935 -491 0 0 0 1
62 4 Leon Gonyo 975 0 975 -493 0 0 0 0
63 69 Rob Pietz 975 40 935 -493 0 0 0 1
64 96 Kyle Dingwall 975 10 965 -493 0 0 0 0
65 7k Scott Kerwin 975 0 975 -493 0 0 0 0
66 1F Adam Ferri 974 60 914 -494 0 0 0 1
67 74 Frederic Gamache 972 50 922 -496 0 0 0 1
68 16 Gage Morin 972 40 932 -496 0 0 0 1
69 73 Alain Boisvert 972 42 930 -496 0 0 0 1
70 35 Mike Perrotte 965 65 900 -503 0 0 1 1
71 12 Clayton Benedict 965 10 955 -503 0 0 0 0
72 86 Chris King 965 10 955 -503 0 0 0 0
73 123 Rob Krull 965 0 965 -503 0 0 0 0
74 11vt Don Scarborough 965 0 965 -503 0 0 0 0
75 7g Kevin Gamble 965 0 965 -503 0 0 0 0

2010 358-MODIFIED SYRACUSE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
(+)-denotes Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/QUALIFIER
Fri-Apr 23 Brewerton Speedway Jimmy Phelps/Pat O’Brien(9th)
Sat-May 1 Airborne Speedway Patrick Dupree
Fri-May 14 Autodrome Edelweiss Luke Whitteker
Sat-May 15 Brockville Ontario Speedway Gage Morin
Sat-May 15 Lebanon Valley Speedway Brett Hearn
Sun-May 16 Cornwall Motor Speedway Matt Billings & Kayle Robidoux
Sun-May 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway B.Hearn/Clement Therrien(2nd)
Mon-May 24+ Merrittville Speedway B.Hearn/Jimmy Phelps(2nd)
Fri-May 28 Ransomville Speedway Stewart Friesen
Sun-May 30 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Matt Sheppard/Larry Wight(12th)
Fri-Jun 4 Autodrome Edelweiss Stephane LaFrance
Sat-Jun 12 Autodrome Drummond Mario Clair
Tue-Jun 15 Grandview Speedway Craig VonDohren
Wed-Jun 23 Mohawk Int’l Raceway J.Phelps/Todd Stone(16th)
Sat-Jun 26 Lebanon Valley Speedway Tom Faxon
Thr-Jul 1+ Autodrome Edelweiss Danny Johnson
Fri-Jul 2 Ransomville Speedway D.Johnson/Pete Bicknell(3rd)
Sun-Jul 11 Cornwall Motor Speedway B.Hearn/Carey Terrance(10th)
Mon-Jul 12 Can-Am Motorsports Park Billy Dunn
Thr-Jul 15 Brewerton Speedway M.Sheppard/Tim McCreadie(15th)
Fri-July 16 Autodrome Granby K.Robidoux/David Hebert(2nd)
Sat-Jul 17 Cayuga County Fair Speedway M.Sheppard/Chad Brachmann(14th)
Mon-Jul 19 Autodrome Granby B.Hearn/Frederic Gamache(10th)
Tue-Jul 20 Autodrome Drummond D.Johnson/Martin Roy(7th)
Sun-Jul 25 Humberstone Speedway James M. Friesen
Sun-Jul 25 Lebanon Valley Speedway Andy Bachetti
Fri-Jul 30 Mohawk Int’l Speedway Danny O’Brien
Fri-Jul 30 Autodrome Edelweiss S.LaFrance/Eric Gauvreau(2nd)
Sat-Jul 31 Autodrome Drummond Yan Bussiere
Sun-Aug 1 Cornwall Motor Speedway B.Hearn/Dale Planck(3rd)
Mon-Aug 2 Merrittville Speedway M.Sheppard/Mike Bowman(8th)
Fri-Aug 6 Ransomville Speedway S.Friesen/Rick Richner(4th)
Wed-Aug 11 Airborne Speedway M.Roy/Don Scarborough(4th)
Sat-Aug 14 Lebanon Valley Speedway Wayne Jelley
Sat-Aug 14 Canandaigua Speedway Rob Bellinger/Ron Cartwright,Jr.(17th)
Fri-Aug 27 Autodrome Edelweiss D.Hebert/Steve Bernard(3rd)
Sat-Aug 28 Brockville Ontario Speedway D.Hebert/Alex Fortier(6th)
Sun-Aug 29 Humberstone Speedway M.Bowman/Robbie Krull(2nd)
Sun-Aug 29 Cayuga County Fair Speedway R.Bellinger/Mike Mahaney(11th),Tony Steiner(19th)
Sat-Sep 4 Airborne Speedway P.Dupree/George Foley(2nd)
Sat-Sep 4 Autodrome Drummond S.Bernard/Dominic Dufault(7th)
Sat-Sep 4 Lebanon Valley Speedway B.Hearn/Kyle Hoffman(2nd)
Sun-Sep 5+ Cornwall Motor Speedway D.O’Brien/Erick Rudolph(5th)
Mon-Sep 6 Northern Region Champion Stephane LaFrance & Tim O’Brien
Mon-Sep 6 Western Region Champion Pete Bicknell
Fri-Sep 10+ Autodrome Granby S.Bernard/Mat Williamson(5th)
Sat-Sep 11+ Autodrome Drummond B.Hearn/Michel Dusseault(8th)
Sun-Sep 12 Airborne Speedway P.Dupree/Kenny Tremont(3rd)
Fri-Sep 17+ Mohawk Int’l Raceway Matt Sheppard
Sat-Sep 18 Mohawk Int’l Raceway
Sat-Sep 18 Little Valley Speedway
Fri-Sep 24+ Rolling Wheels Raceway
Sat-Sep 25 Brighton Speedway
Sat-Oct 2 Fulton Speedway
Wed-Oct 6+ Can-Am Motorsports Park
Thr-Oct 7+ Brewerton Speedway
Fri-Oct 8+ Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Sat-Oct 9+ New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY

2010 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Mon-May 24 Merrittville Speedway Brett Hearn
Thr-Jul 1 Autodrome Edelweiss Danny Johnson
Sun-Sep 5 Cornwall Motor Speedway Danny O’Brien
Fri-Sep 10 Autodrome Granby Steve Bernard
Sat-Sep 11 Autodrome Drummond Brett Hearn ($10,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 17 Mohawk International Raceway Matt Sheppard
Sun-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park -cancelled-
Wed-Oct 6 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 8 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 9 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 16 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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