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Shane Pecore claims Falls Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title


Strong run for Mathieu Desjardins makes him DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion


BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – With the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title within reach, Shane Pecore and his race team gave Saturday’s series finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway every ounce of effort they could muster. It paid off with a trip to victory lane in the 1000 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals feature race, but the win wasn’t enough to clinch the title. Mathieu Desjardins finished fourth and gained enough points to keep the lead and become the 2014 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion.

Mike Maresca and Pecore were on the top row of the 50-lap event, Maresca taking the initial lead before point Brad Rouse broke his mount to bring the race’s first caution. Thus ended point runner-up Rouse’s run for the series championship. On the following green, Pecore led the way over Maresca with Corey Wheeler in third.

The caution was thrown on the field for Thomas Cook on lap 3, again slowing the field down. Pecore was back to the lead with Dany Gagne passing Wheeler for third when the green was back on the speedway. Wheeler and John Mills completed the top 5.

A few cars got together in turn 4 and the yellow lights got lit with 12 laps in the books. Maresca surprised Pecore with a charge on the restart as Mathieu Desjardins started to make some noise in sixth. Gilles Godard hit the wall hard and caution was out on lap 18. On the restart, big accident occurred involving several cars, bringing the field to a stop.

Pecore powered to the lead with Desjardins making some great moves to go up to third spot on that restart as Maresca held onto second.

Just before midrace, No. 0 car of Pecore was alone in the lead with Maresca, Desjardins, Wheeler and Gagné, the top 5 at the halfway point. Mathieu Laramee spun in turn 2 and yellow was out with 23 laps to go.

Another accident occurred on the restart with John Mills rolling over, sending the field to a stop for a second time during this event.

The restart took Pecore to the lead with Maresca and Desjardins behind him as Dany Gagne, running fourth, lost his great spot as he went off the speedway with 33 laps in.

The event got some momentum at the end as Pecore led the final portion to capture his second DIRTcar Sportsman feature in front of Maresca and Wheeler. Finishing in fourth, Mathieu Desjardins was able to get the DIRTcar championship by one point over Pecore.

“We had a great car, we ran hard. Winning here at the Fall Nationals is quite something,” said winner Shane Pecore.

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion Mathieu Desjardins was really happy: “We worked so hard for this championship, a great way to finish our season, as we are probably moving to Modified in 2015.”


DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race #12—Brockville Speedway, October 18, 2014 Event Summary

Feature Results: Shane Pecore, Mike Maresca, Corey Wheeler, Matheiu Desjardins, Jessica Power, Joey Ladouceur, Martin Pelletier, Justin Lalancette, Jeremy Lasalle, Mathieu Laramée, Adam Leslie, Louie JacksonJr, Cody McPherson, Mike Stacey, Dany Gagné, Thomas Cook, Brad Rouse, Dillon Sallows, Jon Mills, Dylan Evoy, Jason Shipclark, Jonathan Ferguson, Ryan Scott, Bruce Makinson, Aaron Pugh, Ryan Stabler, Gilles Godard, Ricky Thompson, Wyatt Mullin, Greg Ezard



Pecore (1-12)

Maresca (13- 18)

Pecore (19-50)


Heat Races (8 laps, top 2 went to redraw, 4 to feature)

#1: C.Wheeler, J.Mills, J.Lalancette, W.Mullin, R.Stabler, B.Comeau, G.Ezard, S.Billings, B.Johnson

#2: S.Pecore, J.Ladouceur, B.Makinson, M.Laramee, C.Winters, B.Rouse, R.Delormier, J.Cummings, S.Desrochers

#3: D.Evoy, C.McPherson, A.Leslie, A.Pugh, T.Cook, J.Shipclark, S.Stearns, D.Andre, S.McGill,

#4:R.Thompson, M.Maresca, J.Lasalle, M.Stacey, L.Jacksonjr, B.Ladouceur, J.Power, C.Dawdy, T.Draper

#5:M.Desjardins, D.Gagne, M.Pelletier, D.Sallows, J.Ferguson, R.Scott, Z.Arquiett, G.Godard, B.Cook



#1: R.Stabler, B.Rouse, G.Ezard, T.Cook, J.Ferguson, B.Ladouceur, S.Stearns, J.Cummings, Z.Arquiett, C.Dawdy, B.Cook, S.McGill, B.Johnson

#2: L.Jackson, R.Scott, J.Shipclark, J.Power, G.Godard, C.Winters, S.Desrochers, S.Billings, R.Delormier, D.Andre, B.Comeau


Brockville Speedway DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race #12 Roster (45)

0          Shane Pecore/St-Andrews, ONT

1          Robert Delormier/Akwesasne, NY

1M       Mathieu Desjardins/Sorel, QUE

1r        Ricky Thompson/Snye, QUE

B3       Steve Billings/Brockville, ONT

4          Samuel Desrochers/Granby, QC

4          Scott McGill/Cornwall, ONT

5          Wyatt Mullin/Finch, ONT

B7       Brian Comeau/Smith Falls, ONT

7          Mike Maresca/Hawanna Falls, NY

7          Cody McPherson/St-Catherines, ONT

11K     Dillon Sallows/Kingston, ONT

L12     Jeremy Lasalle/Brockville, ONT

14        Zach Arquiett/Brasher Falls, NY

15B     Brianna Ladouceur/Cornwall, ONT

17        Tristan Draper/Sydenham, ONT

18jr     Louie Jackson jr/Akwesasne, NY

20        Jason Shipclark/Brockville, ONT

22s      Shane Stearns/Brockville, ONT

23        Mike Stacey/Kahnawake, QC

27a      Gilles Godard/Alexandria, ONT

29x      Ryan Scott/Kingston, ONT

30        Brad Rouse/St.Catharines, ONT

30L     Adam Leslie/St.Catharines, ONT

32j       Jason Cummings/Brockville, ONT

35        Thomas Cook/Hogansburg, NY

44        Jonathan Ferguson/Brockville, ONT

47s      Corey Wheeler/Cornwall, ONT

52        Jessica Power/Kingston, ONT

63        Cory Winters/Finch, ONT

M70    Billy Cook/Hogansburg, NY

77E     Ryan Stabler/Cornwall, ONT

81        Bruce Makinson/Ottawa, ONT

81j       Bucky Johnson/Brockville, ONT

83        Dylan Evoy/Brockville, ONT

84        John Mills/Gananoque, ONT

87        Greg Ezard/St-Andrews, ONT

88c      Connor Dawdy/Kingston, ONT

90        Dany Gagne/Granby, QUE

91        Mathieu Laramee/St-Hyacinthe, QUE

92p     Martin Pelletier/Sorel, QUE

92        Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria, ONT

98        David Andre/Cornwall, ONT

98h     Justin Lalancette/St-Andrews, ONT

180     Aaron Pugh/Kingston, ONT


2014 DIRTcar Sportsman Series Schedule


Date   Track Location       

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      G.Lindberg

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

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

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

Sat., Oct. 18     Brockville Speedway            Brockville, Ontario    S.Pecore

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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