A great weekend of racing was scheduled this past weekend with big events planned at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday night and Cornwall Speedway on Sunday. Like most weekends this season, the weather continued to cause problems, and once again the racing weekend was cut short.
Mohawk International Raceway was my destination of choice on Friday night as they hosted the first round of the Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” 358 Modified Series, along with a full show of Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites and Bandits. The Modified feature was an all out dominating performance by last year’s Mohawk Raceway track champion Billy Dunn. He got the lead early, and after the final restart he checked out on the field, lapping up to the sixth place car, and with a few more laps would have caught up to lap the rest of the field. Brian McDonald finished in second in front of Chris Raabe, Mario Clair and Carey Terrance. The Sportsman feature was won by Dylan Evoy, who continues to dominate the division like he has the past two seasons. Corey Wheeler finished second with Mike Arquiette, Jenna David and Sportsman rookie of the year contender Joey Ladouceur rounding out the top five. Other winners on the night include PJ Peters in the Pro Stocks, Joel Hargrave in the Mod Lites and Jean Marc Larose in the Bandit Division.
Brockville Speedway was up next on my weekend schedule and they were hosting the first round of the Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series for the Modified and Sportsman. It was sunny and warm all day long, but just before race time skies opened up and for the first time in 20 weekly events at the BOS dating back to late in the 2011 season, Brockville Speedway was forced to postpone their program. They did manage to get the time trials in for both classes with Jon Mills clocking the fast time in the Sportsman class, and Pat O’Brien topping the charts in the Modifieds. The 50 lap Modified event and the 40 lap Sportsman race will now be held this coming Saturday night, with time trials from last week setting the field for the qualifying heats in both divisions. Street Stocks, Rookies and Rookie Sportsman will also be on the card, as well as the TUSA Mod Lite Series.
The weather that moved into the area Saturday evening continued throughout the overnight hours and once again, Cornwall Speedway had no choice to cancel their season opening events for the third week in a row. This coming Sunday will now be a regular weekly program as scheduled as well as driver autograph night. Canada Weekend will be a spectacular one though, as they run a double header. Sunday, June 30th will be the scheduled Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series race, and they will return to action the next day with the rescheduled 100 lap Canadian Nationals Series opener. The Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman and Pro Stock tour races that were scheduled this past Sunday will be made up at a later date.
This coming weekend, I will be at Can Am Motorsports Park on Friday night, Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday night for their rescheduled Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series events, and on to Cornwall Speedway on Sunday as they attempt to open their 2013 season once again with a full program plus the TUSA Mod Lite Series and driver autograph night.
Looking ahead on the June schedule, there are a few big races coming up. Can Am Motorsports Park will host the SUNY Canton Shootout Event #2 on Wednesday night, June 19th. This will be a 40 lap, $2000 to win race for the Sportsman, plus a $1000 to win Street Stock vs Pro Stock challenge and $800 to win Pro Late Model Race. The following night is a night that I have had on my schedule since it was announced. The first ever World of Outlaw Late Model race at Brighton Speedway on Thursday, June 20th. All of the big stars of the WoO Late Models will be on hand, battling some of the Brighton Speedway locals and other invaders in the Excel Tower 50. This is a must see event. Friday, June 21st is the raindate for this race. Brockville Speedway continues the Late Model theme on this weekend, as they host the first of two Go Nuclear! Late Model Challenge Series races in 2013 along with a full program. The World of Outlaw Late Models continue on Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway.
For those of you attending Brockville Speedway on Saturday night, be sure to stop by the Finish Line Web Design merchandise trailer. We have new stock coming in regularly. You can purchase Finish Line Web Design t-shirts and hats, Steve Barber “Saturday Night Sheriff” t-shirts, Kitley Motorsports t-shirts, Jessica Power t-shirts, as well as t-shirts for Luke Stewart. We also have 1:16 scale Model cars including Danny and Pat O’Brien cars, spectacular artwork prints from Donnie Dana’s Doodles, and window decals for many of your favorite BOS drivers.
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