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Cody McPherson charges to DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series win at Merrittville Speedway

Point leader Brad Rouse finishes a strong fourth

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY – Sunday, September 7, 2014 – Cody McPherson, of St. Catharines, Ontario, claimed victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series 50-lap race Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway.

Brad Rouse was first to lead before Cody McPherson took control along the backstretch of lap 1. By lap 11 the leaders were into lap traffic. James Michael Friesen took second from Rouse down the backstretch of lap 13 with Rouse back in the runner up spot two laps later.

By lap 20 McPherson had stretched his lead and by ½ way had increased his margin. By lap 30, Gary Lindberg was on the move pressuring Rouse for 2nd. Just as caution slowed the field on lap 36 Lindberg had taken second.

McPherson set the pace on the restart and in the final laps came up on slower cars.

McPherson would be followed at the finish by Gary Lindberg, James Friesen, Brad Rouse and Brent Begolo.

The three-race weekend for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series concludes Sunday, Sept. 7, with a 50-lap feature event at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Statistical Report

Merrittville Spedway

Saturday, September 6, 2014

 

A-Main (50 laps):

  1. 7 Cody McPherson
  2. 28 Gary Lindberg
  3. 52F James Michael Friesen
  4. 30 Brad Rouse
  5. 16 Brent Begelo
  6. 0 Shane Pecore
  7. 38 Austin Wood
  8. 8s Justin Sharp
  9. 1m Mathieu Desjardins
  10. 2k Rob Knapp
  11. 92p Martin Pelletier
  12. 47s Corey Wheeler
  13. 18Jr Louie Jackson, Jr.
  14. 1 Andy Smith
  15. 7m Mike Maresca
  16. 40 Robert Baker
  17. 11 Joey Mastroianni
  18. 24a A.J. Lewis
  19. 17c Jordan Cosco
  20. 52p Jessica Power
  21. 72 Gord McIntosh
  22. 25b Derick Hodge
  23. 15b Brianna Ladouceur
  24. 29b Gord Morow
  25. 23 Mike Stacey
  26. 15L Adam Leslie

DNS:

5H Ray Hockridge

 

2014 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Schedule of Events

Date-Track-Location-Winner

Sun., June 1 Cornwall Speedway Cornwall, Ontario M.Pelletier

Wed., July 2 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, New York J.Sharp

Mon., July 21 Autodrome Granby Granby, Quebec M.Pelletier

Tues., July 22 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, Quebec S. Pecore

Fri., Sept. 5 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, NY J. Friesen

Sat., Sept. 6 Merrittville Speedway Merrittville, Ontario C. McPherson

Sun., Sept. 7 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario

Sat., Sept. 13 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne, New York

Fri., Sept. 19 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario

Sat., Sept. 20 Le RPM Speedway St. Marcel de Richelieu, QC

Wed., Oct. 8 Cayuga County Fairgrounds Speedway Weedsport, NY

Sat., Oct. 11 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY

Sat., Oct. 18 Brockville Speedway Brockville, Ontario

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, ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD LLC, Fox Shocks, Pole Position Raceway, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.

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