Tour kicks off June 12 at defending champion Roy’s Autodrome Granby
By Jo Ann & Don Davies
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – April 6, 2015. – DIRTcar Racing’s 2015 Pro Stock Series schedule features seven action-packed events in Ontario, Quebec and New York.
“I’m pleased to be able to announce the seven dates we have scheduled for this year’s Pro Stock Series,” DIRTcar Northeast Director of Series and Sanctioning Mike Perrotte said. “We’re dedicated to increasing their presence at dirt tracks throughout the Northeast because they provide some of the most competitive side-by-side racing our fans will see.”
The tour kicks off on Friday, June 12, at Autodrome Granby in Granby, Quebec, which is the home track of 2014 DIRTcar Pro Stock Series champion Jocelyn Roy. The event is expected to draw the best of the class north and south of the Canadian/New York border.
The second event will see the Pro Stock Series take on Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway on Thursday, June 18. Rob Yetman, a former series champion and winner of the 2014 Pro Stock race during NAPA Super DIRT Week, is expected to challenge those running the series full-time. In addition, Fonda regulars Nick Stone, Chuck Dumblewski, Kenny Gates and Pete Broderson will also be major contenders for this event.
RPM Speedway in De Richelier, Quebec, is the third stop on the tour for a Saturday, July 4, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series show. The speedway, home to three of the Top 10 Series point finishers in 2014 — third-place Stephane Lemire, sixth-place Bruno Cyr and seventh-place Richard Bertrand — is sure to provide fans with some exciting side-by-side action in this full fender class.
After a three-week break, the DIRTcar Pro Stocks will return to Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., for a Friday night appearance on July 24. Last year’s Series race in this class provided some of the toughest competition for the traveling group and had the fans standing on their feet cheering on their hometown favorites Yetman, Byron Westcott, Robbie Speed and Kim Duell.
The homestretch begins Sunday, Sept. 6, when the Series makes its only appearance of the year at Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway. Always a threat to win wherever he runs, championship runner-up Dave Bissonnette calls Cornwall his home track and will no doubt try to defend his home dirt. A fierce battle with a major nemesis, Jocelyn Roy, is sure to be part of the action.
Fonda Speedway will again host the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of its season finale weekend long event. It is the only track to host two Pro Stock Series races in 2015.
The finale for the Pro Stock Series will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11, as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. The Pro Stock Series Champion will be determined after an intense six days of inspection, qualifying and a 25-lap feature event.
“We are continuing discussions with a couple of speedways and will hopefully be able to announce another date or two in the near future,” Perrotte said. “We urge our fans to ‘like’ our Facebook page or follow @DIRTcarNE on Twitter to get our schedule updates as they occur.”
2015 DIRTcar NORTHEAST PRO STOCK SERIES SCHEDULE
|June 12||Friday||Autodrome Granby||Granby, QUE|
|June 18||Thursday||Fonda Speedway||Fonda, NY|
|July 4||Saturday||Le RPM Speedway||De Richelieu, QUE|
|July 24||Friday||Albany-Saratoga Speedway||Malta, NY|
|September 6||Sunday||Cornwall Motor Speedway||Cornwall, ONT|
|September 26||Saturday||Fonda Speedway||Fonda, NY|
|October 11||Sunday||NYS Fairgrounds||Syracuse, NY|
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, Pole Position Raceway and Dig Safely New York. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.