By Craig Revelle – July 16, 2012 - It was another busy weekend of racing as the summer heats up and continues to fly by. My week consisted of Kart racing at Brockville Speedway on Wednesday night, followed by the usual events at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday night and Cornwall Speedway on Sunday.
Most Wednesday evenings at the Brockville Kart track are spent with my camera taking photos. This week however, I was there for the first time with a Kart, as my nephew made his debut on the Kart track. We all had a lot of fun with it, and can’t thank the people that helped us enough for helping us not only at the track, but also getting the kart to the track for us. I really have to thank Doug Rountree, Chris Herbison, Kevin Barbour and many others for their help getting the Kart ready to go. It was a fun experience, and look forward to doing it again this week. BOS Kart winner for the week were Tye David, Matthew McIntosh, Justin Dowdall, Cole Hudson, Jarrett Herbison, Jasmine David and Dylan Kirkland. Les Borbeck, and Shane Bourgon won the Lawn Mower racing feature events.
I made the usual Friday night drive to Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, New York on Friday night. They had a full racing program lined up, plus a Frenchie’s “Drive One” Sportsman Series race. The Modified feature was won by Billy Dunn, who has become virtually unstoppable since teaming up with Laurent Ladouceur just over a month ago. Dunn crossed the finish line ahead of Carey Terrance, Danny O’Brien, Chris Raabe and Matt Billings. Dylan Evoy captured his ninth feature win of 2012 with his Frenchie’s Series race win over Brandon Hagan and Josh VanBrocklin. Evoy’s lead evaporated in lapped traffic, but he managed to persevere and score the win. Other winners on the night included Stephane Lebrun in Pro Stock, Bryan Green in Mod Lite and Stuart Mossow in the Bandits.
Saturday night at Brockville was a night of first time winners as Tabatha Murphy scored the popular victory in the Sportsman division over Sheldon Hoogwerf, Ryan Arbuthnot, Doug O’Blenis and Chris Herbison. The win for Murphy was very exciting to watch, and judging by the reaction of the packed grandstand at the BOS, it was very well received. Lee Gill had been a dominant force at Brockville Speedway in the Modified division more then a decade ago, and returned this season with top ten finishes in every event that he entered. Through the consistency, it was easy to see that his first feature win at the BOS since 2003 would soon transpire. Saturday night was Gill’s night, taking the lead from Matt Billings at lap 14 and cruising to the win. Billings finished second, with Stephane Lafrance, Tim O’Brien and Bryan Rogers completing the top five. Derrick Cryderman won the Street Stock main event, John Stanley won his first career Rookie feature and Jamie Collard took home the Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main over Devon Caron and Jared Zimbardi.
Cornwall Speedway was the final stop on the weekend as the Patriot Sprint Tour moved up the 401 for the next round of the PST Canadian Tour. A full show of Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Semi Pro and Mini Stocks were also on hand. Brian Howland was the winner of the Patriot A-Main over Mitch Brown, Jared Zimbardi, Alain Bergeron and Michael Parent. Dale Planck returned to Cornwall Speedway victory lane with Kyle Robidoux placing second ahead of Chris Raabe, Joel Doiron and Tim O’Brien. Just after the Modified feature, rain began to fall, forcing track officials to postpone the Pro Stock and Semi Pro features until August 12th. Mike Gaucher won the Mini Stock main event.
This coming week I will be back at Brockville Speedway Kart Track on Wednesday night, Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday and Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday for Mr. DIRTcar Series events for the Pro Stocks and Sportsman.
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