David Hebert completes a perfect DIRTcar 358 Series weekend with a superb win at Drummond
By Martin Bélanger
Drummondville, Que. – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 –DIRTcar Correspondent – It was ‘’Win, sleep, repeat’’ for David Hebert as he led the entire feature and captured a second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race in a row.
‘’The car was great again tonight, I can’t thank my team enough,’’ mentioned an ecstatic Hebert in the winner’s circle. ‘’Some rubber was laid down the track and I had to play conservative a bit in the final portion of the race,’’ said Hebert who is also planning to race at Super DIRT Week “we are making our final plans to race down at Oswego, we will try to be there!’’
Finishing second, Carey Terrance fought hard for his position, ‘’it was a good race, we battled with a lot of drivers, the track at the end had a lot of rubber and we didn’t have anything left for Hebert at the end.’’
Completing the podium was Steve Bernard who had a superb race, “the car was great, the track was also really good as we gained several position and finally got a finish this year at Drummond.”
David Hebert and Eric Landry led the field of 30 cars to the green flag as Hebert was the early leader with Sebastien Gougeon making his way to second as Eric Landry stopped in the backstretch while running in the top 5 and caution was out on lap 4.
Hebert remained first with Gougeon and Gino Clair now third as Gabriel Richer stopped in turn 2 and the yellow lights are out.
Hebert kept the first place as Terrance made his way to second with Mario Clair now in the lead pack as Steve Bernard was a man on a mission after starting last, he made his way to the top 6 with 30 laps completed.
Hebert was leading the way as Bernard passed Gino Clair for fourth.
By lap 50, Hebert had a 3-second lead over Carey Terrance, Mario Clair, Steve Bernard and Gino Clair completed the top 5.
Current point’s leader Chris Raabe cracked the top 5 on lap 70 after starting 15th. Raabe was able to pass Steve Bernard on lap 78 for fourth while a good battle was occurring for second between Terrance and Mario Clair for several laps, Clair made a great move and took second on lap 82 and had his sights on the leader.
Raabe was now racing with Terrance for third as both drivers swapped the position for a few laps with Dany Bilodeau taking the fifth spot with 90 laps in the books.
An accident occurred on lap 98 involving Raabe and Bilodeau while they were running in the top positions as the yellow was out.
Hebert in the lead with Terrance and Bernard completing the new top 3 with only 25 laps to go.
The final portion had a good rhythm as Hebert led all 125 laps and finalised a perfect weekend with a second win in a row over Terrance and Bernard completed the podium.
The DIRTcar 358-Series will head to Central New-York for the Super DIRT Week XLV festivities with a stop at Weedsport Speedway on Wednesday, October 5th, Brewerton Speedway on the 6th and then the Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150 at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, October 8th.
DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Race #6—Autodrome Drummond, September 23, 2016 Event Summary
Hamel Propane 100 Feature Results:
DAVID HEBERT, Carey Terrance, Steve Bernard, Michael Parent, Dominic Dufault, JF Corriveau, Yan Bussiere, Brian McDonald, Kayle Robidoux, Lance Willix, Chris Raabe, Mathieu Boisvert, Claude Brouillard, Kevin Hamel, Maxime Plante, Joey Ladouceur, Patrice Demers, Eric Landry, Alex Therrien, Francois Bellemare, Patrick Beaumier, Tommy Flannigan, Dany Bilodeau, Mario Clair, Gino Clair, Alan Therrien, Sebastien Gougeon, Clement Therrien, Gabriel Richer, Sebastien Fournier
Heat Races (8 laps, top 3 went to redraw, 5 to feature)
#1: Michael Parent, JF Corriveau, Sebastien Gougeon, Steve Bernard, Claude Brouillard, Tommy Flannigan, Maxime Plante, Michel Pelletier
#2: Carey Terrance, Yan Bussiere, Brian McDonald, Dominic Dufault, Dany Bilodeau, Kevin Hamel, Alex Therrien, Gabriel Richer
#3: Joey Ladouceur, Kayle Robidoux, Eric Landry, Chris Raabe, Lance Willix, Clement Therrien, Sebastien Fournier, Patrick Beaumier
#4: David Hebert, Gino Clair, Mario Clair, Mathieu Boisvert, Alan Therrien, Francois Bellemare, Patrice Demers, Jacques Poulin
Autodrome Drummond DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Race #6 Roster (32)
01 Chris Raabe – Napanee, Ontario
ONE David Hebert – St-Damase, Quebec
2 Patrick Beaumier – St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
3 Claude Brouillard – Sorel, Quebec
7 Patrice Demers – Drummondville
10 Gabriel Richer – Les Coteaux, Quebec
13 Kevin Hamel – Sorel, Quebec
16W Lance Willix – Theresa, N.Y.
19 Michel Pelletier – Drummondville, Quebec
21 Yan Bussiere – Drummondville, Quebec
21j Jacques Poulin – Granby, Quebec
22c Mario Clair – Drummondville, Quebec
22g Gino Clair – Drummondville, Quebec
23 Dany Bilodeau – Victoriaville, Quebec
23 Joey Ladouceur – Alexandria, Ontario
25p Michael Parent – Granby, Quebec
35 Francois Bellemare – Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
37s Tommy Flannigan – St-Catharines, Ontario
39 Clement Therrien – Victoriaville, Quebec
39a Alan Therrien – Victoriaville, Quebec
39x Alex Therrien – Victoriaville, Quebec
43 Sebastien Fournier – Granby, Quebec
44 Sebastien Gougeon – Drummondville, Quebec
46 Kayle Robidoux – St-Constant, Quebec
54 Steve Bernard – Granby, Quebec
63 Dominic Dufault – St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
66x Carey Terrance – Hogansburg
73 Mathieu Boisvert – Dorval, Quebec
79 Maxime Plante – St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
81 Eric Landry – Trois-Rivières, Quebec
96 JF Corriveau – Montreal, Quebec
151 Brian McDonald – Cornwall, Ontario
2016 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Schedule
Date Track Winner
May 23 Merrittville Speedway – Erick Rudolph
May 30 Ramsomville Speedway– Erick Rudolph
Sept. 4 Cornwall Speedway – Gage Morin
Sept. 16 Mohawk International Speedway – Billy Dunn
Sept. 23 LeRPM Speedway – David Hebert
Sept. 24 Autodrome Drummond – David Hebert
Oct. 5 Weedsport Speedway
Oct. 6 Brewerton Speedway
Oct. 8 Oswego Speedway NAPA Super DIRT Week
Oct. 14 Brockville Speedway