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Johnson Reunion Complete With Ransomville DIRTcar 358-Mod Series Win

Danny Johnson
Danny Johnson - Alex Bruce Photo

Ransomville, NYJuly 31, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

New car, same result for a familiar face Friday night at Ransomville Speedway as veteran racer Danny Johnson was crowned champion of the 25th Annual Alex Friesen Summer Nationals presented by Coors Light and Hard Copy Wholesale.

And it was another precision performance by the ‘Doctor’ as Johnson wasted little time in his reunion with former car owner Dave Thompson, scoring a narrow victory over Dale Planck in the 100-lap headline event that concluded round two of the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship on the ridge.

“It’s a new deal going together, don’t really know, its day by day, hour by hour so we just take it as it comes,” remarked Johnson, 49, in response to his newest team formation just in time to rack up a 53rd career 358-Mod Series victory and all-time high seventh in tour competition at Ransomville. Since the Summer Nationals was launched in 1985, the second-generation chauffeur from Rochester, N.Y. has garnered a record-tying sixth wins, with Friday night’s romp his fourth in a Small-Block.

Chasing Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series standouts Johnson and Planck across the line were defending track champion Pete Bicknell, Friday night Ransomville regular Chad Brachmann and ’08 Summer Nationals winner Todd Burley, while Stewart Friesen, Danny O’Brien and Jeff McGinnis were the last to complete the entire 100-lap distance.

With intermittent showers delaying time trials until 8:45pm, Johnson was clocked 23rd fastest in the Thompson Motorsports no. FX1 Troyer mount, yet the customary re-draw for heat race inversion put the three-time Mr. DIRTcar 358 points champion on the pole where he settled for runner-up honors to 358-Modfied opening day Merrittville Speedway winner Larry Lampman Jr. Luck of the draw was again on Johnson’s side come feature time as he joined pole-sitter Bicknell on the front row to help lead the 30-car starting field to the initial green flag.

Johnson out-dragged the Canadian Hall of Famer from St. Catharines, Ont. and it took the lead duo just 11 laps around the ultra-smooth 3/8-miler to reach traffic. Planck was in the fray from the outset and was in position to overtake Bicknell on a lap 36 restart and then charged past Johnson high across the stripe to forge the first lead change on lap 55.

Planck tried to pull away from the trailing pack, going under, over , around and even splitting lapped cars, yet Johnson never retreated as he shadowed the Cortland, N.Y. pilot for the next 20 circuits. Johnson rallied using the high side of the speedway to perfection, pulling even with Planck as he navigated through the frontstretch moat on lap 79, finally sandwiching the leader in a three-wide maneuver on the back straightaway to regain the point for the final time one lap later.

Planck kept Johnson in his sight the remainder of the way as the leaders continued to weave through traffic both high and low. A last lap surge fell three car-lengths shy with Johnson collecting the $4,000 first-place check for his first Small-Block Series win in nearly three years.

“I had a big lead I thought, then it closed up. I saw (Dale) got quick on the bottom so I moved down there thinking that was maybe the way to go,” noted Johnson, whose last series win came on the Syracuse Mile during Super DIRT Week ’06 when he last teamed with Thompson. “Then he buzzed around the top on me so I just had to go to the top too. That’s when we found a little speed up there and that’s what worked for me.”

“They (officials) told the guys to hold their line in traffic and everybody did what they were supposed to do. But its still a tough deal when you catch up to somebody and try to pass them. I guess it was a great race, everybody got to enjoy it tonight … have to remember Alex (Friesen), he was a great friend of mine and its just great to be here tonight,” said Johnson, who last earned the Summer Nationals trophy in 2004, winning his first two in 1989 and ’96 when Big-Blocks headlined the event.

Following a third-place tally in the Merrittville lid-lifter held in May, Planck improved one position steering the RezX Racing no. 77X Grow It Hydroseeding/TEO mount to another solid finish.

“Someday maybe I’ll come out ahead when Danny Johnson’s not here,” smiled Planck, 39, like Johnson a second-generation driver with his life spent racing anything on wheels at tracks around the Northeast. “He was my hero growing up so just to be out there racing with him is a thrill.”

“Thought I was getting through lapped traffic pretty decent and then I came up and they were about three-wide. Had no place to go and of course there goes the Doc, snuck right under my nose. He raced me clean and I raced him clean, you can’t get much better than that.”

“The rain definitely gave the track a little more bite throughout the whole race. I figured after about lap 50 everything was gonna change up a little bit and that’s actually when the car started going good. But I was admittedly only good on the open track, when I got in traffic I was in trouble. Didn’t have enough gear to get up off the corner and Danny snuck down where there’s plenty of bite on the bottom, so I was done at that point. I have to thank Carey (Terrance, team owner) and everybody that stuck behind us. We’ve been struggling with the Big-Block program so hopefully this is a sign of good things to come,” added Planck, after emerging as the new 358 Series points leader through two events.

Gaining the pole-position start gave Bicknell the best chance to finally cop his first-ever DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Ransomville, yet ‘Mr. Small-Block’ remained tied for fifth all-time with 19 tour triumphs after finishing in the top-five for the 10th time in his legendary career.

“I thought I was okay but that restart (lap 36) put me on the bottom and it really hurt because it gave Dale a good chance to get around me nice and clean and fast,” said Bicknell, 54, the three-time and reigning overall Mr. DIRTcar 358 points king who finished fifth in the tour opener at Merrittville. “At that point I still thought there were times that I could catch them but then I’d just slip up a little bit.”

“I got a little bit loose at the end and the lapped traffic was just hard to get by, that was the biggest hold-up for me. The racing was great early on, a bunch of times I was up to Danny and thought I had a couple chances to make a move on him. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. But the car was still great, fast early in the night and good in the heat. The track was just so good with that rain, just made it so fast and moist. We’ve never seen this place so fast and so good,” Bicknell added.

Racing in the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series takes off the month of August before teams chasing points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series return to action across the border when Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway stages round number three of the 2009 tour on Sunday, September 6.

SKIDMARKS
The 2009 edition of the Summer Nationals marked the 13th straight year that the headline event has honored the late Alex Friesen, former promoter of the Friesen Family facility. With his parents Stan and Diane, and brothers Jamie and Joel still major forces at the speedway, 33 year-old Alex was the victim of a fatal snowmobile accident on December 5, 1996 and the following summer the track’s signature event was renamed in his honor….A great field of 42 Small-Blockers signed in on the final day of July, up eight cars from the previous year even with $6,800 on top in the 68-lap ’08 Summer Nationals title race. The Friday field included 13 invaders with a handful of regulars from north of the border at Merrittville (Ont.) Speedway making the trip….an ultra-fast track in qualifying resulted in a pair of red flag situations during the heats which took well over half-hour to run off, and still one more stoppage in the consolation round. Small-Block rookie Erick Rudolph got great bite coming off turn in heat race #2, ramming the back of Bobby Herrington who turned sideways sending Scott Kerwin around and slamming into a juke tire on the back stretch. A third heat incident started when Todd Stewart ducked under Travis Braun exiting turn two, with Braun tapping Stewart attempting to regain his position which sent Stewart into a series of barrel rolls down the back straightaway. In the first of two consis, Perry Francis and Justin Sharp tangled in turn one to set off the red lights for a final time. No injuries were reported in any of the mishaps. Johnson’s most recent victory at Ransomville guaranteed him an automatic starting berth in the 358-Modified Championship on October 10 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII at he New York State Fairgrounds….Wet weather continued to hamper the ‘09 Mr. DIRTcar 358 Series, with the original April opener at Can-Am Motorsports Park scrapped due to rain before Merrittville’s April 25 show was finished on May 18 following April showers.

Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Race #2 – Ransomville Speedway, July 31, 2009 ‘25th Annual Alex Friesen Summer Nationals’ presented by Coors Light and Hard Copy Wholesale Event Summary
Feature
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 2 fx1 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY ($4,000)
2 4 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
3 1 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
4 10 3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY
5 6 89b Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
6 5 55 Stewart Friesen/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT
7 16 7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
8 8 20m Jeff McGinnis/Ransomville,NY
9 3 22 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT
10 7 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
11 19 5* Tim Jones/Sanborn,NY
12 18 xXx Todd Gordon/St.Catharines,ONT
13 12 123 Robbie Krull/Cambria,NY
14 23 22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY
15 25 6 Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT
16 15 76 Travis Braun/Jordan Station,ONT
17 9 80 Chris Steele/Fenwick,ONT
18 21 08 Mark D’Ilario/Smithville,ONT
19 11 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
20 29 25 Bobby Herrington/Elginburg,ONT
21 24 16w Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY
22 20 9 Jon Miller/Olcott,NY
23 13 19 Joe Kubiniec/Lockport,NY
24 14 98h Erick Rudolph/Ransomville,NY
25 27 54j David Just/Ransomville,NY
26 26 26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY
27 17 75 Boyd MacTavish/Ransomville,NY
28 22 52 James Friesen/St.Catharines,ONT
29 28 88k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
30 30 28 Scott Kerwin/Newfane,NY
GATER NEWS LAP LEADERS: Johnson (1-54), Planck (55-79), Johnson (80-100).
CAUTIONS: 2 for 10 laps.
HEAT WINNERS: Krull, Terrance, Lampman, Brachmann.
CONSI WINNERS: D’Ilario, J.Friesen.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Danny Johnson.
SYRACUSE SUPER DIRT WEEK QUALIFIER: Danny Johnson.
HALFWAY LEADER: Danny Johnson.
BERT HARD CHARGER: Mat Williamson.
PENSKE POWER POSITION (21st): Lance Willix II.
FAST TIME TRIALER: Pete Bicknell (16.948sec/79.655mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $19,075.
CARS ENTERED: 42.
NEXT EVENT: Cornwall Motor Speedway – September 6, 2009.
DID NOT QUALIFY(12)
8s-Justin Sharp/St.Catharines,ONT
9s-Mark Smoke/Akwesasne,NY
11-Bob Broomfield/Youngstown,NY
13-Tony Steiner/Jamesville,NY
17c-Pete Cosco/St.Catharines,ONT
18-Rick Hoctor/Cheektowaga,NY
33-Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY
54jx-Scott Just/Ransomville,NY
55x-Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
72-Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
72s-Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT
93-Rich Vinson/Sanborn,NY

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 16.948 79.655 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
2 17.096 78.966 89b Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
3 17.149 78.722 25 Bobby Herrington/Elginburg,ONT
4 17.181 78.575 7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
5 17.220 78.397 3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY
6 17.315 77.967 5* Tim Jones/Sanborn,NY
7 17.319 77.949 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
8 17.333 77.886 16w Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY
17.333 77.886 55 Stewart Friesen/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT
10 17.357 77.778 6 Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT
11 17.396 77.604 20m Jeff McGinnis/Ransomville,NY
12 17.404 77.568 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
13 17.413 77.528 28 Scott Kerwin/Newfane,NY
14 17.424 77.479 72 Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
15 17.435 77.430 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
16 17.449 77.368 22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY
17 17.463 77.306 33 Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY
18 17.499 77.147 123 Robbie Krull/Cambria,NY
19 17.515 77.077 xXx Todd Gordon/St.Catharines,ONT
20 17.539 76.971 22 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT
21 17.548 76.932 98h Erick Rudolph/Ransomville,NY
22 17.572 76.827 08 Mark D’Ilario/Smithville,ONT
23 17.584 76.774 fx1 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
24 17.603 76.691 72s Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT
25 17.610 76.661 93 Rich Vinson/Sanborn,NY
26 17.649 76.492 76 Travis Braun/Jordan Station,ONT
27 17.664 76.427 9 Jon Miller/Olcott,NY
28 17.667 76.414 80 Chris Steele/Fenwick,ONT
29 17.728 76.151 19 Joe Kubiniec/Lockport,NY
30 17.770 75.971 17c Pete Cosco/St.Catharines,ONT
31 17.925 75.314 88k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
32 17.951 75.205 18 Rick Hoctor/Cheektowaga,NY
33 17.974 75.108 8s Justin Sharp/St.Catharines,ONT
34 18.003 74.988 52 James Friesen/St.Catharines,ONT
35 18.050 74.792 11 Bob Broomfield/Youngstown,NY
36 18.210 74.135 55x Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY
37 18.239 74.017 75 Boyd MacTavish/Ransomville,NY
38 18.467 73.103 54j David Just/Ransomville,NY
39 18.484 73.036 26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY
40 18.547 72.788 54jx Scott Just/Ransomville,NY
41 18.554 72.761 13 Tony Steiner/Jamesville,NY
42 18.892 71.459 9s Mark Smoke/Akwesasne,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature, top 3 went to re-draw)
#1: Krull, Steele, Bicknell, Kubiniec, MacTavish, D.Just, Smoke, Williamson, Broomfield, Steiner, Francos.
#2: Terrance, McGinnis, S.Friesen, Rudolph, Gordon, D’Ilario, Wilder, Sharp, Herrington, Cosco, Kerwin.
#3: Lampman, Johnson, Scagliotta, Braun, Jones, J.Friesen, Chrysler, Hoctor, Vinson, Stewart.
#4: Brachmann, Planck, Burley, O’Brien, Miller, Willix, Richner, Mahaney, S.Just, Flannigan.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: D’Ilario, Wilder, Williamson, D.Just, Herrington, Cosco, Smoke, Sharp, Francis, Broomfield (DNS), Steiner (DNS), Kerwin (DNS).
#2: J.Friesen, Willix, Richner, Chrysler, Mahaney, S.Just, Hoctor, Vinson, Stewart (DNS). Flannigan (DNS).
Guaranteed: Herrington, Kerwin.

DIRTcar 358-Modified Entries – July 31 (42)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
xXx Todd Gordon/St.Catharines,ONT Blue Moon Potatoes-Spats Graphics-Buona Pizza/Bicknell/ERD(Terry Vince)
08 Mark D’Ilario/Smithville,ONT Pioneer Fuels-Turn 4 Collision-Chevron/Bicknell/Fioravanti
fx1 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Thompson Motorsports/Troyer/Steve O
3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY Mighty Taco/Bicknell/Honest Abe’s
5* Tim Jones/Sanborn,NY Global Warranty-Nu Craft Windows/Bicknell/Nichols Hepp
6 Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT Optional Hose & Hydraulics-Jasen Enterprises/Bicknell/ERD
7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT Global Warranty-1000 Islands RV-Stover Bus Lines/Bicknell/Morrison
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Troyer/Enders
8s Justin Sharp/St.Catharines,ONT Extreme Custom Exhaust-Blue Moon Potatoes/Bicknell/Balancing Act
9 Jon Miller/Olcott,NY Granite Engraving-Spina’s Engine Shop/Bicknell/Spina
9m Mark Smoke/Akwesasne,NY Smoke’s Construction-Action Race Parts/Bicknell/West Carleton Automotive
11 Bob Broomfield/Youngstown,NY Ridgeway Environmental-Pardee’s Automotive/Bicknell/Zappy Race Engines
13 Tony Steiner/Jamesville,NY NY Tech Supply-Ammco Coats/Troyer/Finger Lakes
16w Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY Nor-Shir Construction-TRC-SUNY Canton/Bicknell/Morrison
17c Pete Cosco/St.Catharines,ONT Cosco Haulage-Brian’s Tire Repairs-Humberstone Speedwy/Bicknell/Fioravanti
18 Rick Hoctor/Cheektowaga,NY Able Agency Insurance-AA-1 Auto Parts/Hoctor/Hoctor
19 Joe Kubiniec/Lockport,NY Adam Zac Brokers Ltd.-Kubiniec Racing/TEO/C.C. Performance
20m Jeff McGinnis/Ransomville,NY Wendt’s Propane & Oil-Sterling Lubricants/Bicknell/Jeff Sheehan
22 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT CMH Leasing-Turn 4 Collision-Garden City Auto/Bicknell/CC Perf.
22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY Grant West-Roosevelts/Bicknell/Grant
25 Bobby Herrington/Elginburg,ONT Stover Bus Lines-Osprey Stables-Kingston Paint/Bicknell/Enders
26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY National Vacuum-Jetport Lounge-Lazy Lakes Camping Resort/Bicknell/Gor-Den
28 Scott Kerwin/Newfane,NY Flexcare-Tim Horton’s/Troyer/Enders
33 Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY Aloi Materials Handling/Troyer/Finger Lakes
42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT Lucas Oil Prod.-Merrittville Speedway-Bicknell Race Products/Bicknell/ERD
52 James Friesen/St.Catharines,ONT Blue Moon Potatoes-New Generation Racing Engines/Bicknell/Al Blanchard
54j David Just/Ransomville,NY Randy’s Smoke Shop-Just Signs/Just/Just
54jx Scott Just/Ransomville,NY Just Signs/Just/Just
55 Stewart Friesen/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT Strickland’s Auto-GTA Golf Club-Kendrick Racing/Bicknell/Nichols Hepp
55x Perry Francis/Akwesasne,NY C&B Enterprise-Action Race Parts-Flint Communications Group/TEO/Morrison
66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY RezX Racing-Akwesasne Filter Manufacturingl/TEO/Kevlar
72 Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT Kane’s Vending-CMH Leasing/Bicknell/Enders
72s Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT ReMax Realty-Red Line Oil-RWR Electric/TEO/DSE1
75 Boyd MacTavish/Ransomville,NY Investor’s Services-Smith’s Speed & Pro Shop/Just/Ralph Vinson
76 Travis Braun/Jordan Station,ONT Brian’s Tire Repair-TC Braun Construction-DBN Drywall/Bicknell/DSE1
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY RezX Racing-Grow It Hydroseeding/TEO/Kevlar
80 Chris Steele/Fenwick,ONT Niagara Dental Arts-Mac Outpost Computers-RCM Racing/Bicknell/Fioravanti
88k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY Signal Cigarettes-Randy’s Smoke Shop/Bicknell/JanCen
89b Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY Bashore Trucking-BFP Specialty-Kennedy & Schum Attorneys/TEO/JanCen
93 Rich Vinson/Sanborn,NY Mielke’s Auto Center-Sanborn Shipping Service/Bicknell/Ralph Vinson
98h Erick Rudolph/Ransomville,NY Mohawk NE-New England Race Fuels-Joe Gibbs Rcng Oil/Troyer/Finger Lakes
123 Robbie Krull/Cambria,NY Krull’s Heating&Cooling-Drum Oil&Propane-Krully’s Contr./Bicknell/Bob Krull

Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Point Standings (July 31)
Rank No. Driver Points Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 77x Dale Planck 185 0 0 2 2 2
2 42 Pete Bicknell 170 -15 0 2 2 2
3 22 Larry Lampman Jr. 165 -20 1 1 2 2
4 55 Stewart Friesen 161 -24 0 1 2 2
5 7* Danny O’Brien 148 -37 0 0 2 2
6 3b Chad Brachmann 125 -60 0 1 1 2
7 66x Carey Terrance 122 -63 0 0 1 2
8 80x Chris Steele 110 -75 0 0 1 2
9 28 Scott Kerwin 108 -77 0 0 1 2
10 6m Mat Williamson 106 -79 0 0 0 2
11 25 Bobby Herrington 102 -83 0 0 0 2
12 FX1 Danny Johnson 100 -85 1 1 1 1
13 5* Tim Jones 100 -85 0 0 0 2
14 123 Robbie Krull 96 -89 0 0 0 2
15 76 Travis Braun 96 -89 0 0 0 2
16 99J Jimmy Phelps 95 -90 0 1 1 1
17 26R Rick Richner 92 -93 0 0 0 2
18 08 Mark D’Ilario 86 -99 0 0 0 2
19 8 Rich Scagliotta 85 -100 0 0 0 2
20 16w Lance Willix II 84 -101 0 0 0 2
21 52 James M. Friesen 84 -101 0 0 0 2
22 89b Todd Burley 80 -105 0 1 1 1
23 1 David Hebert 72 -113 0 0 1 1
24 20 Jeff McGinnis 68 -117 0 0 1 1
25 XXX Todd Gordon 68 -117 0 0 0 1
26 44 Brian Stevens 65 -120 0 0 1 1
27 22J Jeremy Wilder 64 -121 0 0 0 1
28 23 Laurent Ladouceur 56 -129 0 0 0 1
29 72 Tommy Flannigan 53 -132 0 0 0 1
30 55p Perry Francis 52 -133 0 0 0 1
31 88 Boyd MacTavish 50 -135 0 0 0 1
32 9 Mark Smoke 50 -135 0 0 0 1
33 69 Rob Pietz 50 -135 0 0 0 1
34 17c Bobby Davidson 48 -137 0 0 0 1
35 22c Mario Clair 45 -140 0 0 0 1
36 9 Jon Miller 42 -143 0 0 0 1
37 19 Joe Kubiniec 41 -144 0 0 0 1
38 54J Dave Just 40 -145 0 0 0 1
39 88k Randy Chrysler 40 -145 0 0 0 1
40 98h Erick Rudolph 40 -145 0 0 0 1
41 38 Scott Wood 40 -145 0 0 0 1
42 96 Fred Carleton 40 -145 0 0 0 1
43 71 Mike Bowman 40 -145 0 0 0 1
44 33 Mike Mahaney 20 -165 0 0 0 0
45 8s Justin Sharp 20 -165 0 0 0 0
46 13 Tony Steiner 20 -165 0 0 0 0
47 72T Todd Stewart 20 -165 0 0 0 0
48 11 Bob Broomfield 10 -175 0 0 0 0
49 93 Richie Vinson 10 -175 0 0 0 0
50 54Jx Scott Just 10 -175 0 0 0 0
51 18 Rick Hoctor 10 -175 0 0 0 0
52 40 Joel Doiron 10 -175 0 0 0 0
53 95X Philippe Degrranges 10 -175 0 0 0 0
54 97 Michel Chicone 10 -175 0 0 0 0
55 26h Luke Carleton 10 -175 0 0 0 0
56 47 Simon Harvey-Perreault 10 -175 0 0 0 0
57 72g Denis Gauvreau 10 -175 0 0 0 0
58 14 Mitchell Jock 10 -175 0 0 0 0
59 37s Wayne Conn 10 -175 0 0 0 0
60 6 Pat O’Brien 10 -175 0 0 0 0
61 99L Larry Wight 10 -175 0 0 0 0
62 22e Eric Gauvreau 10 -175 0 0 0 0
63 108 Bill Bleich 10 -175 0 0 0 0
64 M70 Billy Cook 10 -175 0 0 0 0
65 91 Travis Cunningham 10 -175 0 0 0 0
66 95 Alex Boisvert 10 -175 0 0 0 0
67 82 Ken Winfield 10 -175 0 0 0 0
68 17c Pete Cosco 10 -175 0 0 0 0

2009 358-MODIFIED SYRACUSE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
(+)-denotes Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/QUALIFIER
Sat-Apr 19 Orange County Fair Speedway Brett Hearn
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway Duane Howard/Tom Scheetz Jr.-18th
Sat-May 2 Airborne Speedway Martin Roy
Sun-May 17 Cornwall Motor Speedway Danny O’Brien
Mon-May 18+ Merrittville Speedway Larry Lampman Jr.
Mon-May 18 Merrittville Speedway Pete Bicknell
Fri-May 22 Ransomville Speedway Todd Burley
Wed-Jun 17 Orange County Fair Speedway BillyDecker/Donnie Wilson&Kirk Horton
Sun-Jun 21 Cornwall Motor Speedway Joel Doiron
Sat-Jun 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway Ray Hoard
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn/Robbie Krull-11th
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Alan Johnson/Mike Mahaney-21st
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ontario Speedway B.Hearn/Kyle Dingwall-5th
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby B.Decker/David Hebert-5th
Fri-Jul 17 Autodrome Granby Mario Clair
Sat-Jul 18 Merrittville Speedway L.Lampman/Chad Brachmann-2nd
Sat-Jul 18 Autodrome Drummond D.Hebert/Michel Chicoine-3rd
Sun-Jul 26 Lebanon Valley Speedway Tom Faxon
Thr-Jul 30 Mohawk Int’l Speedway D.Hebert/Todd Stewart-2nd
Fri-Jul 31+ Ransomville Speedway Danny Johnson
Fri-Jul 31 Autodrome Edelweiss D.Hebert/Steve Bernard-3rd
Sat-Aug 1 Brockville Ontario Speedway
Sat-Aug 1 Humberstone Speedway
Sun-Aug 2 Cornwall Motor Speedway
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway
Sat-Aug 8 Lebanon Valley Speedway
Sat-Aug 8 Autodrome Drummond
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park
Sun-Aug 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway
Sun-Aug 23 Humberstone Speedway
Fri-Aug 28 Autodrome Granby
Fri-Sep 4 Ransomville Speedway
Sat-Sep 5 Airborne Speedway
Sat-Sep 5 Merrittville Speedway
Sat-Sep 5 Autodrome Drummond
Sat-Sep 5 Lebanon Valley Speedway(3)
Sun-Sep 6+ Cornwall Motor Speedway
Mon-Sep 7 Northern Region Champion
Mon-Sep 7 Western Region Champion
Fri-Sep 11+ Mohawk Int’l Raceway
Sat-Sep 12+ Brockville Ontario Speedway
Sun-Sep 13+ Autodrome Granby(2)
Fri-Sep 18 Autodrome Drummond
Sat-Sep 19+ Autodrome Drummond(2)
Fri-Sep 25+ Rolling Wheels Raceway
Sat-Oct 3 Fulton Speedway
Sat-Oct 3 Airborne Speedway
Wed-Oct 7+ Can-Am Motorsports Park
Thr-Oct 8+ Brewerton Speedway
Fri-Oct 9+ Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Sat-Oct 10+ New York State Fairgrounds

2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK LOCATION/WINNER
Mon-May 18 Merrittville Speedway Larry Lampman Jr.
Fri-Jul 31 Ransomville Speedway Danny Johnson
Sun-Sep 6 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Sep 11 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sat-Sep 12 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sun-Sep 13 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Sat-Sep 19 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 7 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 8 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 9 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 17 -TBA-

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