Evoy wins 75-lapper at Mohawk International Raceway
AKWESASNE, N.Y. – Sunday, September 14, 2014 – Dylan Evoy charged to victory in Saturday’s 75-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Pete Mitchell memorial event at Mohawk International Raceway. The win marked Evoy’s first career DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series victory.
“This is pretty special,” said Evoy, “We adjusted a little over on the setup of the car, but the track came to us as it wore out throughout the race.”
Evoy started 6th in the 75-lap feature, which rolled off after midnight Sunday morning after inclement weather delayed qualifying rounds Saturday night. Polesitter Ryan Stabler claimed the initial lead over Mike Maresca before a lap-6 caution slowed the pace.
James Michael Friesen powered from third on the restart to become the new race leader, but the yellow flag waved again in lap 13 before he could make much headway. Nonetheless, Friesen kept the top spot off the restart as Maresca pulled into second.
Maresca gained momentum off the green laps and passed Friesen for the lead in lap 25 as Justin Lalancette ran third, Stabler fourth and Corey Wheeler fifth.
In lap 39, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week star Rocky Warner hit the outside wall in turns three and four, bringing the third caution of the race. Stabler was fast on the restart and took over the lead from Maresca. Also fast on the restart, Evoy had made it to third, and by lap 49 was able to get around Maresca for second.
The No. 25g of Nick Guererri hit an infield tire and spun in lap 52, causing the yellow flag to wave. Evoy raced wheel-to-wheel against Stabler on the restart, finally pulling ahead as the leaders raced along the front stretch.
Evoy soon reached slower cars at the back of the pack, and Stabler was able to gain some ground as the leaders raced through traffic. However, Evoy kept his spot until the checkered flag waved.
“The car really woke up after a caution, after the tires cooled down,” Evoy said. “We used the top to our advantage and made a lot of ground up. We stayed committed to the top, and kept working it and working it.”
Early race leader Stabler finished third after Maresca. Rounding out the top five are Cody McPherson in fourth and Justin Lalancette in fifth.
The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series continues Friday, Sept. 19, at Brighton Ontario Speedway. For more information about the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, visit www.dirtcar.com.
DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Statistical Report
Mohawk International Raceway
September 13, 2014
A-Main (75 laps):
- 83 Dylan Evoy
- 7 Mike Maresca
- 77e Ryan Stabler
- 7am Cody McPherson
- 98H Justin Lalancette
- 52F James Michael Friesen
- 2ez Mike Arriquett
- 79 Rocky Warner
- 1M Mathieu Desjardins
- 30 Brad Rouse
- 5 Wyatt Mullin
- 47s Corey Wheeler
- m1 Dave Marcuccilli
- 42 Darryl Hutting
- 92p Martin Pelletier
- 15B Brianna Ladouceur
- 92 Joey Ladouceur
- 18Jr Louie Jackson, Jr.
- 14 Zach Arquiett
- 52 Jessica Power
- 11 Bryan Green
- 35 Thomas Cook
- 23 Mike Stacey
- 21 Robert Delormier
- 63 Corey Winters
- 27a Gilles Godard
- 25g Nick Guererri
- 11k Dillon Sallows
- 1R Ricky Thompson
- 29ny Joel Hargrave
- 0 Shane Pecore
Did Not Qualify:
007 Marcel LeFleur
1 Brian Hudson
1x Nolan Swamp
3 Adam Rozon
12g Matt Guererri
s14 Side Harmer, Jr.
17 Tristan Draper
20 Jason Shipclark
22m Scott Mere
37 Darryl Mitchell
44F Jonathan Ferguson
54 Greg Snyder
m70 Billy Cook
74 Neal Provst, II
88c Connor Dawdy
96 Joel Hearne
Non-Qualifiers Race: M. Guererri, Provst, Mere, Draper, Rozon, Cook, Ferguson, Harmer, Dawdy, Mitchell, Snyder, Hudson, Hearne, LeFleur
Dash: Lalancette ($1,000), Evoy, Delormier, Stabler, Hutting, Maresca, Arriquett, Friesen, Sallows, C Wheeler
Heat 1: Lalancette, Stabler, N. Guererri, Rouse, Pelletier, Arquiett, Ferguson, Mere, Hudson, Draper
Heat 2: Delormier, Maresca, McPherson, C. Winters, Cook, Harmer, B. Winters, Provst, Mitchell, Snyder
Heat 3: Hutting, Arriquett, Warner, Pecore, J. Ladouceur, Rozon, Power, Jackson, M. Guererri, Swamp
Heat 4: Evoy, Sallows, Marcuccilli, B. Ladouceur, Thompson, Stacey, Shipclark, Dawdy, Hearne, LaFleur
Heat 5: Friesen, Wheeler, Desjardins, Green, Mullin, Hargrave, Cook, Godard, Thurston
Time Trials: 1. Evoy 16.715, 2. Green 16.760, 3. Friesen 16.790, 4. Lalancette 16.896, 5. Desjardins 16.971, 6. Mullin 16.982, 7. Arriquett 16.984, 8. Wheeler 16.992, 9. Stabler 16.996, 10. Delormier 16.996, 11. Hutting 17.013, 12. Maresca 17.075, 13. Cook 17.111, 14. Sallows 17.120, 15. Marcuccilli 17.158, 16. Pecore 17.212, 17. N. Guererri 17.248, 18. B. Ladouceur 17.291, 19. McPherson 17.303, 20. Rouse 17.321, 21. Thompson 17.339, 22. Warner 17.372, 23. J. Ladouceur 17.373, 24. Hargrave 17.382, 25. Rozon 17.388, 26. Jackson 17.390, 27. Power 17.397, 28. M. Guererri 17.416, 29. Harper 17.427, 30. Stacey 17.429, 31. Arquiett 17.511, 32. Pelletier 17.524, 33. Cook 17.545, 34. Mere 17.560, 35. Shipclark 17.594, 36. B. Winters 17.606, 37. Draper 17.625, 38. C. Winters 17.661, 39. Ferguson 17.673, 40. Godard 17.702, 41. Dawdy 17.733, 42. Hearne 17.831, 43. Thurston 17.867, 44. Hudson 17.867, 45. Mitchell 17.918, 46. Swamp 18.123
2014 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Schedule of Events
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 M. Desjardins
Sat., Sept. 13 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne, New York D. Evoy
Fri., Sept. 19 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario
Sat., Sept. 20 Le RPM Speedway St. Marcel de Richelieu, QC
Wed., Oct. 8 Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, NY
Sat., Oct. 11 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY
Sat., Oct. 18 Brockville Speedway Brockville, Ontario
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