Dale Planck hopes for another Drummond victory
WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – “Race Mania 9” is about to take over Autodrome Drummond, in Drummondville, Quebec, featuring three DIRTcar Northeast series. The weekend of racing kicks off Friday, Sept. 6, featuring the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series take over the quarter-mile oval Saturday, Sept. 7.
In July, the trip to Autodrome Drummond spelled victory for Dale Planck in the Super DIRTcar Series and Steve Bernier in the Sportsman Modified Series. Last year’s 358-Modified Series champion, Dale Planck, of Homer, N. Y., is aiming to tackle Drummond in both a small block and a Big-Block Modified ride.
“We’ll be doing double-duty there for sure,” said Planck, who has been running a Big-Block Modified full-time this year and is currently third in Super DIRTcar Series points. “I love the place and hopefully I can repeat.”
Planck’s July win came after four other racers broke down while in the lead, but Planck’s 7z stayed strong.
“We just tried to stay out of trouble for the first 80 laps then the last 20 laps or so, things got weeded out a little bit and we were able to get racey and pull it off,” said Planck. “We just kept working at it and working at it and the car came around real good for us.”
Despite his success in a tough race there earlier this year, Planck isn’t overconfident going into the weekend’s races.
“There are so many variables. You can be dominant at one track at one point, and then go back there with the same exact setup and it doesn’t,” said Planck. “That’s why I love dirt track racing.”
Planck will take on the track Friday, Sept. 6, with DIRTcar 358-Modified Series competitors and again Saturday, Sept. 7, with Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modfied Series competitors. The DIRTcar Pro Stock Series will join the Big-Block Modifieds Saturday night, featuring some of the region’s best full-fender racers.
For more information about Race Mania at Autodrome Drummond, visit www.autodrome-drummond.com .
AT A GLANCE:
Race Mania 9 at Autodrome Drummond
Friday, Sept. 6: DIRTcar 358-Modified Series
Saturday, Sept. 7: Super DIRTcar Series, Pro Stock Series
Physical Address: 1155 Boul. St-Joseph Oest, Drummond, Quebec, Canada, J2B 6B6
About the Track: Quarter-mile semi-banked dirt oval
For more information: www.autodrome-drummond.com
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.