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Valade Wins Brockville, Jackson Crowned Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock

Louie Jackson
Louie Jackson

Brockville, ONTOctober 16, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
*Rick Young Photo

It was a night of firsts Saturday at Brockville Ontario Speedway as Ghislain Valade captured his first Pro Stock Series win in the headline ‘Global Warranty DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals 50’ while full-fender veteran Louie Jackson held on to secure the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship for the first time in his career.

Both the race win and points title remained in doubt right up until the final checkered flag dropped as a restart with just two laps to go tightened the pack and the two-wide alignment left no position safe.

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, definitely a career accomplishment,” said Jackson, who not only edged Corey Wheeler by a single marker in the closest Mr. DIRTcar points battle of all time, Joey Ladouceur finished just three back to highlight the tightest race since the Pro Stock tour inception in 1995. “We definitely had a championship car and this is a title I’ve wanted for quite awhile.”

Wheeler chased Valade and runner-up Stefanski across the line in a mad scramble to the finish on the green-white-checker flag run, while Ladouceur and 19th-place starter P.J. Peters filled out the front-five.

Jackson now also holds the dubious distinction of becoming the first Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock champion to earn the crown without a single victory. A winner of four tour stops from 2005-08, the Akwesasne, N.Y. pilot posted a second, two third and a fourth-place finish to cap off the nine-race series, settling for ninth-place in the Brockville finale.

Four-time and defending Mr. DIRTcar champ Pete Stefanski nosed ahead of fourth-place starter Ricky Thompson to lead off the 50-lap Pro Stock main event. Once Thompson sped by on the second circuit, Stefanski began to drop back as Valade charged from sixth to second with only a handful of laps complete.

Continuing to run straight through under green, the leaders caught traffic by lap 15 and the next time around Thompson got pinned behind back-marker Daryl Mitchell to give up the point to Valade. Mitchell then looped his machine in turn four to force out the first yellow flag, with Thompson dropping to fourth behind second-place David Papineau and Ladouceur.

Gilles Godard spun off the track high in turn three on lap 20 and Thompson suffered a flat tire to incur a third caution period on lap 22. Tour regular Dave Bissonnette slowed off the pace on lap 23 to bring out another yellow, and at the halfway mark Valade was able to hold back Stefanski, Ladouceur, Papineau and Wheeler.

A turn two tangle between Godard and Jocelyn Roy forced out another caution as did the stoppage of Marc Lalonde in the infield right opposite the starter stand. Ladouceur continued to challenge for second and third positions on each restart and with Jackson hovering around the top-10, not more than five points separated the two Mr. DIRTcar front-runners the remainder of the way.

When Mitchell looped his mount I turn four to require the seventh and final slowdown on lap 48, the final sprint to the finish kept scorers reeling and the tabulation to determine Mr. DIRTcar put on the table for a second re-count.

“The car wasn’t too great at first but really came around about midway through and started getting some really good bite,” added Jackson, whose no. 18 Adams Marina-Keegan Smoke Shop/Chevrolet Monte Carlo began fifth on the 20-car starting grid before running closer to 10th-place the majority of the race. “This is a real big deal for me because where I come from, Akwesasne, there aren’t any trophies like these. There aren’t any Syracuse trophies either so this is the first and its one of the best.”

Valade is now owner of his very first race day trophy, one that has eluded the full-fender chauffeur throughout his 2010 campaign.

“This feels real good, it’s been something long overdo,” remarked Valade, who earlier in the season chalked up a second-place finish to Ladouceur at Mohawk Int’l Raceway in September. I came close a few times and tonight I was finally able to do it.”

“A lot of yellows but we had a good car. On that last restart I got shoved but was able to keep it going and pass them back again for the win. We don’t have the same budget as some of the tour guys, so being able to race them is an accomplishment in itself,” Valade noted.

Finishing a mere one point behind Jackson (1666) in the final 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship point standings was Corey Wheeler (1665), followed by Joey Ladouceur (1663), top division rookie Chip Smith (1597), Jocelyn Roy (1590), Dave Bissonnette (1558), P.J. Peters (1526), Ricky Thompson (1512), Buddy Hencke (1499) and Rob Yetman (1443).

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Race #9 – Brockville Ontario Speedway, October 16, 2010 ‘Global Warranty DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals 50’ Event Summary
Feature
FIN ST CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN
1 6 99 Ghislain Valade/N.Lancaster,ONT ($1,000)
2 2 2 Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY
3 1 47s Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT
4 3 92 Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
5 19 73 P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE
6 10 188 David Papineau/Akwesasne,NY
7 8 116s Chip Smith Jr./Durham,NY
8 9 55 George Renaud/Green Valey,ONT
9 5 18 Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY
10 20 7 Ryan Stabler/Cornwall,ONT
11 14 48 Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY
12 15 6 Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE
13 11 27 Gilles Godard/Summerstown,ONT
14 4 1r Ricky Thompson/Hogansburg,NY
15 7 05 Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE
16 17 115 Stephane Lemire/Drummondville,QUE
17 13 33 Bruno Cyr/St.Liboire,QUE
18 16 37 Daryl Mitchell/Akweasne,NY
19 12 47 Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT
20 18 8m Marc Lalonde/L’Orignal,ONT
LAP LEADERS: Stefanski (1), Thompson (2-15), Valade (16-50).
CAUTIONS: 7 (lap 16, lap 20, lap 22, lap 23, lap 27, lap 39, lap 48).
HEAT WINNERS: Papineau, Thompson, Wheeler.
HALFWAY LEADER: Ghislain Valade.
FAST TIME TRIALER: Joey Ladouceur (16.881sec/79.972mph).
CARS ENTERED: 20

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 16.881 79.972 92 Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
2 17.067 79.100 47s Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT
3 17.159 78.676 2 Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY
4 17.198 78.497 73 P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE
5 17.203 78.475 116s Chip Smith Jr./Durham,NY
6 17.214 78.425 47 Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT
7 17.231 78.347 18 Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY
8 17.236 78.324 27 Gilles Godard/Summerstown,ONT
9 17.249 78.265 1r Ricky Thompson/Hogansburg,NY
10 17.288 78.089 99 Ghislain Valade/N.Lancaster,ONT
11 17.289 78.084 48 Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY
12 17.289 78.084 55 George Renaud/Green Valey,ONT
13 17.293 78.066 6 Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE
14 17.296 78.053 05 Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE
15 17.389 77.635 115 Stephane Lemire/Drummondville,QUE
16 17.428 77.462 188 David Papineau/Akwesasne,NY
17 17.566 76.853 7 Ryan Stabler/Cornwall,ONT
18 17.595 76.726 33 Bruno Cyr/St.Liboire,QUE
19 18.244 73.997 37 Daryl Mitchell/Akweasne,NY
20 19.946 67.683 8m Marc Lalonde/L’Orignal,ONT

Heat Races (8 laps, all transferred to feature; top 4 redrew)
#1: Papineau, Valade, Bissonnette, Ladouceur, Cyr, Mitchell, Peters.
#2: Thompson, Jackson, Roy, Smith, Oakes, Lemire, Stabler.
#3: Wheeler, Stefanski, Godard, Renaud, Lebrun, Lalonde.

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Point Standings (FINAL)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 18 Louie Jackson 1,666 681 985 0 0 4 8 9
2 47s Corey Wheeler 1,665 680 985 -1 0 5 7 9
3 92 Joey Ladouceur 1,663 663 1000 -3 2 4 7 9
4 116s Chip Smith Jr.® 1,597 642 955 -69 0 4 7 9
5 05 Jocelyn Roy 1,590 590 1000 -76 1 2 4 9
6 47 Dave Bissonnette 1,558 583 975 -108 0 2 4 9
7 73 P.J. Peters 1,526 591 935 -140 1 3 3 9
8 1r Ricky Thompson 1,512 512 1000 -154 0 1 4 8
9 10 Buddy Hencke 1,499 514 985 -167 0 1 5 8
10 7 Rob Yetman 1,443 488 955 -223 1 3 6 6
11 48 Dion Oakes 1,428 463 965 -238 0 0 0 9
12 6 Stephane Lebrun 1,386 431 955 -280 0 0 0 9
13 188 David Papineau 1,361 421 940 -305 0 0 1 8
14 79 Rocky Warner® 1,309 309 1000 -357 1 2 3 4
15 99 Ghislain Valade 1,286 331 955 -380 1 2 3 4
16 88 Allen Peters 1,278 352 926 -388 0 0 1 7
17 115 Stephane Lemire 1,219 234 985 -447 0 0 2 4
18 15 Guy Viens® 1,205 265 940 -461 0 0 0 6
19 33 Bruno Cyr 1,201 201 1000 -465 0 0 0 4
20 8 Jay Corbin 1,175 175 1000 -491 0 2 2 2
21 69 Jody Swamp 1,145 215 930 -521 0 1 3 3
22 0 Francois Adam® 1,130 155 975 -536 0 0 1 3
23 17T Rod Tarbell 1,130 185 945 -536 0 0 0 4
24 23 Chuck Towslee 1,112 127 985 -554 0 0 2 2
25 7e Ryan Stabler ® 1,098 166 932 -568 0 0 1 3
26 97 Roland Hebert 1,075 110 965 -591 0 0 0 2
27 48 Francois Lareau® 1,073 118 955 -593 0 0 0 2
28 55 George Renaud 1,054 109 945 -612 0 0 1 2
29 8m Marc Lalonde 1,030 102 928 -636 0 0 0 2
30 7d Claudia Tarbell® 1,028 96 932 -638 0 0 0 2
31 243 Victor Hopkins 1,027 72 955 -639 0 0 1 1
32 08 Richard Bertrand 1,026 81 945 -640 0 0 0 2
33 12 Alain Brochu® 1,025 40 985 -641 0 0 0 1
34 3 Norman Voghell® 1,021 86 935 -645 0 0 0 2
35 47 Mario Gagnon® 1,020 80 940 -646 0 0 0 2
36 27 Nick Stone® 1,015 40 975 -651 0 0 0 1
37 315 Jon Routhier 1,015 50 965 -651 0 0 0 1
38 24 Robbie Speed 1,015 40 975 -651 0 0 0 1
39 24 Jacques Robert 991 46 945 -675 0 0 0 1
40 27 Jerremy Pitts® 985 10 975 -681 0 0 0 0
41 49 Ivan Joslin® 985 0 985 -681 0 0 0 0
42 10 Cale Kneer® 978 46 932 -688 0 0 0 1
43 50 Scott Kocher® 976 48 928 -690 0 0 0 1
44 41 Bill Smith IV® 975 10 965 -691 0 0 0 0
45 311 Brian Keough 974 44 930 -692 0 0 0 1
46 22 Frederic Lussier® 972 40 932 -694 0 0 0 1
47 17 Joceyln Chicoine® 970 40 930 -696 0 0 0 1
48 16 Jean-Pierre Labelle® 966 42 924 -700 0 0 0 1
49 TWO Luke Horning® 965 0 965 -701 0 0 0 0
50 14 Chris Tremblay® 964 40 924 -702 0 0 0 1
51 55 Donald Provenche® 962 40 922 -704 0 0 0 1
52 20 Francis Landerville® 960 40 920 -706 0 0 0 1
53 87 Walt Brownell 955 10 945 -711 0 0 0 0
54 324 Jason Casey 945 0 945 -721 0 0 0 0
55 78 Paul LaRochelle 940 0 940 -726 0 0 0 0
56 80 Bob Camilli® 936 10 926 -730 0 0 0 0
57 322 Jay Casey 935 0 935 -731 0 0 0 0
58 55 Emilien Foster® 932 0 932 -734 0 0 0 0
59 118 Jeff Kelmel 928 0 928 -738 0 0 0 0
60 52 Tom O’Connor® 924 0 924 -742 0 0 0 0

DIRTcar Pro Stock Entries – Oct. 16 (20)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Make-Model / Chassis)
05 Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE Remorcage 05-Lettrage Lucy/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/CRT
05 Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE LaSalle Ford-Excav. Michel Bernier-Lettrage Lucy/Chevy Monte Carlo SS/CRT
1r Ricky Thompson/Hogansburg,NY Brass Horse Grill-S&L Construction/Chevrolet Camaro/Cannizzaro
2 Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY Sunrise Racing-San Ter Sewing-PJ NFB Auto Sales/Chevyt Monte Carlo/JACR
6 Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE Patio Vidal Restaurant-United Auto Parts(UAP)/Pontiac Grand Prix/Wild Thing
7 Ryan Stabler/Cornwall,ONT RSI Industrial Supply-C&D Trucking/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/CSC
8m Marc Lalonde/L’Orignal,ONT Peladeau Services-Lucas Oil/Chevrolet Monte CarloLalonde
18 Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY Adams Marina-Keegan Smoke Shop/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Black Widow
27 Gilles Godard/Summerstown,ONT OK Tire-Therrien Garage-Seaway G.M./Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Stinger X
33 Bruno Cyr/St.Liboire,QUE Concept Syma-Remorquage Longueuil/Chevrolet Impala/Stinger
37 Daryl Mitchell/Akweasne,NY Brass Horse Banquet Hall/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
47 Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT Totem Pole Novelties-Sweet Dreams/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro
47s Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT Fat Les’s Chip Stand-Valade Backhoe-RSI Ind. Supply/Cadillac ETS/Cannizzaro
48 Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY Akwesasne Gas-Oakes Racing/Chevolet Impala/JACR
55 George Renaud/Green Valey,ONT Paul’s Auto Body-G.R. Trucking/Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS/Cannizzaro
73 P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE Sunrise Racing-Hair Secrets Salon/Chevrolet Impala/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
115 Stephane Lemire/Drummondville,QUE Michel Auto-Peinture Prefontaine/Toyota Camry/Stinger X
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 EVENT
The 35th annual DIRTcar Racing Northeast ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 20 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York. The banquet will honor the 2010 series champions in the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions while promoters and operators will convene earlier in the afternoon for the annual DIRTcar track meetings.

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 Joey Ladouceur
Sat-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Pete Stefanski
Sun-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Rocky Warner
Fri-Oct 16 Brockville Ontario Speedway Ghislain Valade

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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