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MIR Sends Condolances to the Family of Brandon Hagan After Tragic ATV Accident on Saturday

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After learning of the tragic passing of former MIR regular Brandon Hagan, everyone at Mohawk International Raceway would like to offer our deepest condolances to the family and friends.  He was a great young racer and will be missed by all.

DUNN, WHEELER, ROBINSON AND WHITING CROWNED 2014 TRACK CHAMPIONS AT MOHAWK

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AKWESASNE, NY – Everything was on the line this past Friday night at the Mohawk International Raceway as drivers were searching for that little something extra to try and take away a coveted track championship, and join some great drivers from years past.

The 358 Modifieds were set to not only conclude their regular season but also the Frenchie’s Chevy Runs Deep 358 Modified Series was on the line as Danny O’Brien, Chris Raabe and Brian McDonald were all in line for the title while Billy Dunn was also back in line for his 3rd straight track championship as well. At the start of the 50 lap Labor Day Shoot Out Chris Raabe grabbed the top spot away and would lead the opening 6 laps with Tommy Conklin, Brian McDonald, Ryan Arbuthnot and Billy Dunn holding down the top 5 spots early on. Raabe had one of the fastest cars on the race track as he built up nearly a full straight away lead by lap 10. The first yellow of the night came out as Lance Willix spun on the backstretch. On the restart Raabe continued to be strong as always as he pulled away with the lead over McDonald, Conklin, Arbuthnot and Dunn. Despite a stellar 2014 season Raabe had gone winless this year at Mohawk and was poised to change that as he showed no signs of letting up with McDonald, Dunn, Arbuthnot and now Carey Terrance moving into the top 5 by lap 18. Raabe would enter into lapped traffic and this played out perfect for Dunn as he quickly got by McDonald for 2nd and slowly chipped away at Chris Raabe’s big lead. On lap 37 Dunn would catch Raabe and take the top spot away in turn 1 with Raabe now 2nd. Brian McDonald, Carey Terrance and Ryan Arbuthnot completing the top 5. With Dunn now in the lead and in firm control on his 3rd straight track title, the focus shifted to the tight battled between O’Brien, Raabe and McDonald for the Frenchie’s Series Crown. These 3 drivers would battle hard over the next 5 laps of the event with O’Brien moving to 3rd getting by McDonald which proved huge in the chase for the Frenchie’s Series title. On lap 43 Carey Terrance came into contact with the 4th turn wall bringing out the final yellow. When the green flew Dunn drove away but Danny O’Brien was all over Raabe, trying to get by for 2nd with McDonald 4th and Ryan Arbuthnot rounding out the top 5. With all the battling behind him Billy Dunn would cruise on to record his 4th win of the season and in the process join Mike Perrotte and Ovide Doiron as the only drivers to win the 358 Modified title 3 straight years. Raabe came home 2nd with O’Brien taking 3rd and in the process wrap up his first ever Frenchie’s Chevy Runs Deep 358 Modified championship. Ryan Arbuthnot and Brian McDonald rounded out the top 5 finishers.

The Sportsman division was looking to crown a track champion and also a champion in the Frenchie’s Ford Go Further Sportsman Series. “The Enforcer” Mike Stacey took the lead at the start of the 35 lap event with Zach Arquiett, Wyatt Mullin, Joel Hargrave and Dylan Evoy making up the top 5 in the early going. Stacey had a strong car early and would lead the opening 5 laps as behind him Joel Hargrave would spin to the infield in turn 4 bringing out the first yellow of the race. On the next restart Brad Winters made contact with the wall on the front stretch bringing the yellow back out again. 1 lap later Eli Gilbert also had problems as he slowed in turn 3. Once yellow fever was out of the way the racing began to heat up and Dylan Evoy was on a mission on this night. Having a big deficit to make up in an effort for his 3rd track title, Evoy knew he had a shot at the Frenchie’s Series and used that as motivation as he took the lead from Mike Stacey with Mike Maresca now in 3rd. Once in front Evoy was untouchable as he drove out to a big lead but Maresca had gotten by Stacey on lap 11 and was closing the gap as the race approached halfway. On lap 12 Brent Kelsey broke his front end on the front stretch bringing out another yellow flag. On the restart Evoy took the top spot but Maresca was fighting hard on the top side of the speedway in 2nd with Louie Jackson Jr., Mike and Zach Arquiett completed the top 5. Both Evoy and Maresca had the fastest cars on the track and quickly put major distance on the rest of the field as the laps wound down but that all changed as Greg Snyder lost a motor in turn 1 on lap 24 bringing out the caution. 4 laps later on lap 28 Thomas Cook lost a right rear tire and spun in turn 4 bringing out the final caution. On the final restart Dylan Evoy and Mike Maresca continued to lead the way with Jackson, Arquiett and Corey Wheeler who came from the consi to get into the top 5 with a few laps to go. Despite numerous challenges Dylan Evoy proved to be too strong as he claimed his 3rd win of the year and in the process claim his 4th straight Frenchie’s Ford Go Further Sportsman series title. Maresca came home a hard fought 2nd with Jackson, Mike Arquiett and Corey Wheeler’s 5th place finish secured him his 2nd straight Sportsman track championship.

The Mod Lite division was set to go for their final regular season feature event. Harley Brown jumped out to the early race lead and would lead the opening 3 laps but new comer Jacob Bova, who made the long haul from Ohio, took over the top spot on lap 4 with Brown, Dan Desnoyers, Jesse Hudson and Brad Reif completing the top 5. Bova led the next 2 circuits until lap 6 when Derrick Ellsworth lost a left rear tire. On the restart Bova continued to lead but and built up over a 2 second lead over the next 5 laps. On lap 10 the caution flew for an incident involving Dan Reif in turn 2. On the final restart Bova was able to drive away and dominate for his first ever Mohawk feature win in his first ever start. Desnoyers came home 2nd with Jesse Hudson, Harley Brown and Mathieu Robinson rounding out the top 5. Robinson’s 5th place run was enough to secure the Mod Lite track title for 2014.

In Bandit action Randy Whiting was the class of the field on this night as he took the lead early in the 12 lap event. Whiting pulled away to a huge lead and would not look back as he scored his 6th win of the year and in the process claimed his first ever Bandit track championship.

In 2 weeks time Mohawk International Raceway will be back racing with a 2 day show kicking off Friday with the 358 Modified Super DirtCar Series plus the DirtCar Sportsman Series and the Go Nuclear Late Model Series.Saturday the Big Block Modified Super DirtCar Series takes center stage for a 100 lap event plus the TUSA Mod Lite Series and Go Nuclear Late Models Series. For information on start times for both days check us out online atmohawkinternationalraceway.com.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

August 29th, 2014 Race Results:

Frenchie’s Chevy Runs Deep 358 Modified Series

BILLY DUNN, Chris Raabe, Danny O’Brien, Ryan Arbuthnot, Brian McDonald, Jordan McCreadie, Tom Conklin, John Mulder, Gage Morin, Charlie Rice, Pierre Dagenais, Matt Woodruff, Casey Swamp, Ryan Poole, David Papineau, Tommy Jock Jr., Carey Terrance, Chris Herbison, Lance Willix, Patrick Dupree, Dexter Stacey

Frenchie’s Ford Go Further Sportsman Series

DYLAN EVOY, Mike Maresca, Louie Jackson Jr., Mike Arquiett, Corey Wheeler, Ryan Stabler, Brianna Ladouceur, Zach Arquiett, Wyatt Mullin, Bryan Green, Bruce Makinson, Joel Hargrave, Mike Stacey, Billy Cook, Adam Rozon, Shane Sterns, Ryan Helm, Scott McGill, Jasmine David, Eli Gilbert, Thomas Cook, Ricky Thompson, Darryl Nutting, Darryl Mitchell, Greg Snyder, Brent Kelsey, Brad Winters

Mod Lite

JACOB BOVA, Dan Desnoyers, Jesse Hudson, Harley Brown, Mathieu Robinson, Tim Reif, Kevin Foster, Nick Mallette, Dan Reif, Brad Reif, Derrick Ellsworth

Bandit

RANDY WHITING, Matt Zira, Shane Ray, Corey Castell,

Mohawk International Raceway and Frenchie’s Chevrolet Present Action Packed Night of Racing With Track and Series Championships on the Line

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AKWESASNE, NY – After getting rained out last Friday night, Mohawk International Raceway will resume this week with an action packed schedule lined up.  The Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series held over from last week, as well as the driver loyalty draw will now take place this Friday in addition to the already scheduled Frenchie’s Chevrolet 50 lap “Chevy Runs Deep” Series finale.  Champions will be crowned in both the Series and the regular track championships.

In the 358 Modified division, Billy Dunn currently leads the way as he looks for his third consecutive MIR track title with a comfortable 32 point advantage over second place Chris Raabe and one point further ahead of third place Carey Terrance.  In the Frenchie’s “Chevy Run Deep” Series, Danny O’Brien holds a two point advantage on Brian McDonald and Chris Raabe, with Jordan McCreadie, Tom Conklin and a host of others in contention.

Corey Wheeler leads the way in the Sportsman division with a virtually insurmountable lead of 45 points over second place Dylan Evoy.  The Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series remains up for grabs with several teams in contention for the championship.  Evoy leads the way by just four points over Wheeler, with defending race winner Mike Maresca, Mike Arquiett and Louie Jackson Jr. in pursuit.

Mathieu Robinson holds just a 21 point advantage on Jesse Hudson in the Mod Lite division at MIR.  Robinson was the 2011 Mod Lite champion at MIR and finished in second the last two seasons while Hudson has had a phenomenal sophomore season.

Randy Whitting holds a commanding 37 point lead in the Bandit division over Matt Zira.  Both have been at the top of the class all season long and have distanced themselves from the field as second place Zira is more than 50 points ahead of third place.

August has been a big month for the MIR Kids Club, it is free to sign up, and there were some great prizes given away each week.  On Friday, August 29th the track will give out an Applie iPad Air 16GB device.  Kids Club members must be present to be eligible to win.

Our race teams are all invited to stick around after the races for our annual Racer’s Appreciation BBQ.  We thank all of our race teams for their support throughout the season.

General Admission for Friday night is just $25.00 for adults.  Seniors discounted admission is $20.00.  Children 12 and under are only $10.00.  Family pricing is also available, with 2 adults and 2 kids admitted for $60.00 OR 2 seniors and 2 children for only $50.00. Pit admission is $30.00 for DIRTcar Members and $35.00 for non members.  Children are not permitted in the pit area on Friday night.  Please allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency.  Pit Gates will open at 4:30PM, General Admission opens at 5PM, and racing gets underway at 7:30PM.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

CAREY TERRANCE DOMINATES FOR 3RD WIN OF THE YEAR AT MOHAWK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

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AKWESASNE, NY – Even with threatening skies over the Mohawk International Raceway this past Friday night it didn’t stop the drivers from putting on a great show.

In 358 Modified action Lance Willix and David Papineau led the field to Austin Swamp’s green flag with Willix jumping out to the early race lead over Carey Terrance, David Papineau, Gage Morin and Ryan Arbuthnot. Willix had one of the fastest cars on the track as he opened up a full straightaway lead by lap 10 and was in search of his first win in a long time at Mohawk. Carey Terrance was racing with a heavy heart on this night and was more than determined to run down the race leader. By lap 15 Terrance would catch Willix in traffic and would use the top side of the speedway to grab the lead away over Willix, Brian McDonald, Billy Dunn and David Papineau. Once in front Terrance began to show his muscle as he pulled out to a commanding lead as behind him Lance Willix was doing all he could do to hold on to 2nd as McDonald, Dunn and Papineau closed in. McDonald would move by for 2nd with 5 laps to go but Terrance was running like a bear through lapped cars and would build up a lead of over 3 seconds as the laps wound down. With the race going caution free Carey Terrance had no problems throughout the entire 25 lap contest as he cruised to his 3rd win of the season in dominant fashion. Brian McDonald held on for 2nd while Billy Dunn nipped Lance Willix at the line for 3rd with last week’s winner at Cornwall, Gage Morin rounding out the top 5.

In the Sportsman division the odds of a first time winner were pretty good as 2 former Mohawk track champions started on the front row with former Pro Stock champion Ricky Thompson taking the top spot away from reigning Mod Lite champion Joel Hargrave. Thompson would have no problems in the opening 5 laps as he built up a comfortable advantage over the rest of the field as behind him Hargrave, Zach Arquiett, Adam Rozon and Louie Jackson Jr. were having a great battle in the top 5. On lap 11 Thompson still held the lead but as he entered  traffic the first yellow flew for Billy Cook who broke a front end in turn 4. On the restart Thompson still was able to pull away with no problems as Hargrave, Jackson, Bryan Green and Wyatt Mullin were on the charge in the top 5. Bryan Green was running his best race of the season as he charged by both Jackson and Hargrave to jump into 2nd, and quickly reel in the leader by lap 17. On lap 18 the final yellow flew giving Bryan Green a clear shot at the leader. On the restart Thompson grabbed the top spot but Green was able to keep pace. Corey Wheeler was also on the charge as he recovered from a mid race tangle to charge back to the front and contend for the win. Bryan Green gave it all he had but the experience of Ricky Thompson paid off as he finally broke through to score his first ever Sportsman feature since moving from the Pro Stock division. Green came home 2nd with Wheeler, Dylan Evoy and Mike Maresca who recovered from a hard crash in hot laps to score yet another top 5 finish coming home 5th.

The Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series was set to go for their 30 lap contest and Stephane Lebrun was looking to sweep the Mohawk events in 2014 as he took the lead from the pole over Stephane Lemire, Charles David Beauchamp, George Renaud and Roch Aubin. Lebrun won the Pro Stock championship at MIR last season and would pull out to a comfortable lead until the first yellow flew on lap 6 for Bob Ray who lost a left rear tire in turn 4. On the restart Staphane Lemire tried keeping pace with Lebrun but the defending series champion was able to hold off all challenges as he once again began to pull away from the field. Behind the leader Lemire, Beauchamp, Aubin and Renaud would stage a great battle for spots 2 through 5 which continued until just past the half way point of the event. On lap 23 Terry Ladouceur lost a motor in turn 3 bringing out the final caution of the night. On the final restart Lemire pulled alongside of Lebrun in turn 2 and was able to take the lead for a brief moment. However Lebrun was not to be denied as he charged hard to the bottom of turn 2 to regain the top spot and would hold it the rest of the way as Stephane Lebrun would sweep the Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series races at MIR for his 2nd win of the series followed by Charles David Beauchamp, Jocelyn Roy, Stephane Lemire and Roch Aubin.

Mod Lites were set for a 15 lap battle and Harley Brown was looking to score his first ever win as he jumped out to the lead in the early going over Jesse Hudson, Dan Reif, Mathieu Robinson and Kevin Foster. Brown was in complete control but Hudson was on the charge and closing fast. On lap 3 Dan Reif slowed with a problem on the back stretch. 3 laps later the bad luck for the Reif family continued as Brad Reif spun on the back stretch bringing out the final caution. On the restart Brown continued to lead but Hudson kept trying the high side in an effort to steal the lead away. On lap 10 he finally made it work as Hudson took over the lead from Brown and would hold it the rest of the way for his division leading 3rd win of the year over Brown, Mathieu Robinson maintained his point lead by finishing 3rd. Dan Desnoyers and Nick Mallette rounded out the top 5.

In Bandit action Scott Banker held onto the top spot in the early going but was under some serious pressure from Matt Zira and Randy Whiting. Zira would take command of the race on lap 3 bringing Whiting to 2nd and Banker close behind in 3rd. The top 2 drivers would pull out to a commanding lead and put on a fantastic side by side battle for the lead through the entire 12 lap distance. Whiting gave it all he had on the outside while Zira held him off using the bottom of the speedway. On the final lap Matt Zira did all he could do as Whiting charged hard into turn 3 but would blow a right front tire. Zira took full advantage and scored his 5th win of the season over Whiting, Banker, Corey Castell and Shane Ray.

Next week it will be the final leg of the Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman series along with a very unique “No Excuses” show for the 358 Modifieds plus Bandits and a Racer Loyalty Draw, the Mod Lites will have the night off. The green flag drops at 7:30pm.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

August 15th, 2014 Race Results:

358 Modified

CAREY TERRANCE, Brian McDonald, Billy Dunn, Lance Willix, Gage Morin, Chris Raabe, Ryan Arbuthnot, Danny O’Brien, Tom Conklin, David Papineau, Jordan McCreadie, Steve Paine, Charlie Rice, Joel Doiron, Matt Woodruff, Bruno Lepage, John Mulder, Kevin Bates, Kevin Gamble, Casey Swamp

Sportsman

RICKY THOMPSON, Bryan Green, Corey Wheeler, Dylan Evoy, Mike Maresca, Wyatt Mullin, Joel Hargrave, Louie Jackson Jr., Ryan Stabler, Ryan Helm, Adam Rozon, Thomas Cook, Eli Gilbert, Perry Francis, Brianna Ladouceur, Scott Mere, Neal Provost, Jasmine David, Greg Snyder, Robert Delormier, John Greene III, Mike Stacey, John Greene Jr., Billy Cook, Brent Kelsey, Zach Arquiett, Styles Arquiett

Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series

STEPHANE LEBRUN, Charles David Beauchamp, Jocelyn Roy, Stephane Lemire, Roch Aubin, Marc Lalonde, George Renaud, Owen White, Claude Parisien, Guy Viens, Terry Ladoucuer, Bob Ray

Mod Lite

JESSE HUDSON, Harley Brown, Mathieu Robinson, Dan Desnoyers, Nick Mallette, Kevin Foster, Brad Reif, Cameron Reif, Dan Reif

Bandit

MATT ZIRA, Randy Whiting, Scott Banker, Corey Castell, Shane Ray, Tim Tupia

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Mohawk International Raceway Returns to Action This Friday Night as Adirondack Power Sports Presents a Full Program Plus the Mohawk Race Parts Pro Stock Series

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AKWESASNE, NY – After a week off last Friday night, Mohawk International Raceway will get right back to business this week as Adirondack Power Sports present an action packed night of racing featuring the Modifieds, Sportsman, Mod Lites and Bandits as well as the Mohawk Race Parts Pro Stock Series.

Point championship battles are heating up in all classes as the 2014 regular season comes to an end in just three weeks.  Friday night’s races could be pivotal as to who is holding the championship trophy at the end of month.  Billy Dunn holds a 28 point advantage coming into this weekend’s events but Chris Raabe, Danny O’Brien, Carey Terrance and Brian McDonald are all within striking distance.  Corey Wheeler holds a 45 point advantage over Dylan Evoy in his quest for a second consecutive title in the Sportsman division.  Mathieu Robinson holds a 32 point advantage over Jessie Hudson in the Mod Lite class, while the bandit division is currently led by Randy Whitting with Matt Zira in pursuit.

As you all know, last Saturday night we lost a talented young competitor with the Empire Super Sprints.  We encourage all of our race fans to wear orange on Friday night in honor of Kevin Ward Jr.  Kevin has raced with us at Mohawk International Raceway several times in the past and is a race winner here with the ESS club on July 6th, 2012.

August will be a big month for the MIR Kids Club, it is free to sign up, and there are some great prizes to be given away each week.  On Friday, August 15th, and August 22nd Mohawk Raceway will send a young fan home with an Apple iPad Mini 16GB device, and on Friday, August 29th the track will give out an Applie iPad Air 16GB device.  Kids Club members must be present to be eligible to win.

General Admission for Friday night is just $12.00 for adults.  Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.  Pit admission is $30.00 for DIRTcar Members and $35.00 for non members.  Please allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency.  Pit Gates will open at 4:30PM, General Admission opens at 5PM, and racing gets underway at 7:30PM.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

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MCDONALD, WHEELER, MAY AND ZIRA OPEN AUGUST WITH BIG FEATURE WINS AT MOHAWK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

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AKWESASNE, NY – A great night of racing in all 4 divisions took place this past Friday at Mohawk International Raceway as Dig Safely of New York was on hand. Both the fans and night sponsor were treated to some of the closest finishes of the 2014 season.

In the 358 Modifieds Matt Woodruff showed his muscle in the early going by racing out to the early lead. Woodruff recently switched his efforts from asphalt to dirt in 2014 and did not look out of place as he held command of the field in the opening 4 laps. Brian McDonald has been winless at MIR for a long time and was able to get the lead away on lap 5 over Woodruff and Carey Terrance. With the race going caution free during most of the event Carey Terrance’s car kept getting faster as he took 2nd from Woodruff and quickly closed in on the race leader as the top 2 closed in on lapped traffic. Behind the lead battle Chris Raabe was also on the move after starting deep in the field. At the halfway point he closed in on Matt Woodruff for third and would take the spot away with Ryan Arbuthnot completing the top 5. Up front Terrance put all kinds of pressure on McDonald for the lead but the man they call “Slim” was up to the task as he held onto the top spot despite racing through heavy lapped traffic. On lap 21 the first and only yellow came out for Zack Aubertine as he slowed with problems in turn 3. Under the same yellow Raabe broke the left side of his shock tower but would remain in the third spot for the next restart. When the green came out McDonald got a great start as he pulled away from Terrance, but behind the top 2 Billy Dunn made a big move to go from 6th to 3rd with Ryan Arbuthnot moving to 4th and Matt Woodruff rounding out the top 5. Over the final 3 laps Terrance tried inside and outside but could not pull off the pass as Brian McDonald ended his long winless streak at Mohawk with his first win of the year. Terrance took his 6th top 5 finish of the year with a 2nd place run. Billy Dunn, Ryan Arbuthnot and Matt Woodruff claimed his best finish on dirt coming home 5th.

The Sportsman division provided the closest and best finish of the night as former Mod Lite champion Bryan Green took control for the first 3 laps of the event over Brianna Ladouceur, Mike Stacey, Joel Hargrave and Greg Ezard. Green had one of the fastest cars on the speedway as Ladouceur tried to keep pace. On lap 6 the first yellow flew for Ezard who was clipped by Adam Rozon while running 6th. Ezard would slow with a left front flat tire but would return to action. On the restart Green continued to lead over Ladouceur and Mike Stacey as the top 3 once again broke away from the rest of the field. Green would hold the lead for the next 4 laps until the yellow flew for Mike Maresca, Adam Rozon and Wyatt Mullin as they tangled off turn 4. All drivers were able to pull away. On the restart Ladouceur took over the top spot over Green, Corey Wheeler, Dylan Evoy and Mike Stacey. Ladouceur started to drive away but both Evoy and Wheeler were on the move and were able to get past Green just past the halfway point but had almost a straight away to make up on leader Brianna Ladouceur. On lap 13 the yellow flew again as Adam Rozon’s tough night continued as he spun to the infield. When the green flew Ladouceur was able to fend off both Evoy and Wheeler and pull out to a comfortable lead but lapped traffic would soon come into play. With 7 laps to go Wheeler made a strong move for the lead but Ladouceur used lapped traffic to her advantage and held Wheeler at bay while Dylan Evoy tried to keep pace in the 3rd position, Bryan Green held onto 4th and Mike Stacey continued his solid run in 5th. With 1 lap to go Wheeler drew alongside of Ladouceur in turns 1 & 2 and raced side by side into turn 3. As the top 2 approached lapped traffic Wheeler held a half car length lead. Ladouceur fought back coming to the checkered flag, but would end up 0.091 seconds short of her first career win as Corey Wheeler notched his 5th win of the year and a flat left front tire, in a nail biter of a finish over Ladoucer, Dylan Evoy, Bryan Green and Mike Stacey.

The TUSA Mod Lite Series saw 20 cars take to the speedway and Jeff May had his way with the field at the start of the event with Dan Desnoyers, Jim Bogett, Harley Brown and Dan Reif completing the top 5 early on. May was the fastest car on the race track as he drove out to a commanding lead in the opening laps. Rookie Dan Desnoyers had an impressive showing as he raced hard all night with TUSA regular Jim Bogett for the 2nd spot but Bogett was able to get the advantage at the halfway point. On lap 14 the only yellow flew for Alexandre Pepin who spun on the front stretch. On the restart May drove out to a comfortable lead over Bogett while Dan Desnoyers had his hands full with veteran Paul Klager. After a great battle for 3rd, Klager would get the spot but he could not catch Jeff May as he went on to score a dominant win in the TUSA Series event. Bogett held on for 2nd over Paul Klager. Dan Desnoyers and Harley Brown had another impressive run coming home 5th at the checkered flag.

The Bandit division had a caution free 12 lap event and it was a side by side battle between Matt Zira and the winner of the last 2 races, Randy Whiting. Zira held off numerous challenges though the entire feature while behind them Brockville Speedway regular Corbin Millar was on the charge as he rounded out the top 3. On the final lap Whiting looked to have an edge but Zira rallied back on the bottom in turn 1. as the top 2 headed down the back stretch Whiting gave it all he had on the high side but could not get the run he wanted as Matt Zira grabbed his 4th win of the year over Whiting. Miller’s first run at Mohawk in 2014 resulted in a 3rd place finish while Scott Banker and Corey Castell rounded out the top 5.

Next week racing action will not take place but will resume on August. 15 with the Mohawk Racing Parts 40 lap Pro Stock Series race along with as full show in all classes and a kids tire race. The green flag drops at 7:30 pm.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

August 2nd, 2014 Race Results:

358 Modified

BRIAN MCDONALD, Carey Terrance, Billy Dunn, Ryan Arbuthnot, Matt Woodruff, Chris Raabe, Tom Conklin, Danny O’Brien, Joel Doiron, Gage Morin, Roy Delormier, Dexter Stacey, Charlie Rice, David Papineau, Delbert Legrow, Craig Collier, Zack Aubertine, Lance Willix, Patrick Dupree, Jordan McCreadie, Bill Mullin, Casey Swamp, (DNS) John Mulder

Sportsman

COREY WHEELER, Brianna Ladouceur, Dylan Evoy, Bryan Green, Robert Delormier, Brent Kelsey, Mike Stacey, Mike Arquiett, Tyler Meeks, Wyatt Mullin, Louie Jackson Jr., Zach Arquiett, Mike Maresca, Joel Hargrave, Bruce Makinson, Brad Winters, Thomas Cook, Sid Harmer Jr., Scott Mere, Greg Ezard, Doug Buzzell, Ryan Helm, Eli Gilbert, Moise Page, John Greene II, Adam Rozon, Ricky Thompson, Billy Cook. Did not qualify: Jasmine David, John Greene III, Greg Snyder, Styles Arquiett

TUSA Mod Lite Series

JEFF MAY, Jim Bogett, Paul Klager, Dan Desnoyers, Harley Brown, Mathieu Robinson, Dan Reif, Kevin Foster, Jessie Hudson, Nick Mallette, Stephane Bernier, Tim Reif, Pascal Laferniere, Rejean Lemieux, Brad Reif, Alexandre Pepin, David Brown, Karine Thibault, Martin Flaurent, Cameron Reif

Bandit

MATT ZIRA, Randy Whiting, Corbin Millar, Scott Banker, Corey Castell, Shane Ray, Darryl Mainville, Alex Willett

Mohawk International Raceway and Dig Safely New York Present Full Program Plus TUSA Mod Lite Series; Canada Appreciation Night Offering Canadian Residents $4 off General Admission Price

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AKWESASNE, NY – Mohawk International Raceway and Dig Safely New York present an action paced night of racing this Friday night as the TUSA Mod Lite Series visits MIR along with a full program for the Modifieds, Sportsman and Bandits. The final month of the regular season kicks off and we have some fantastic championship battles brewing in some of our divisions with just a few events remaining.

August will be a big month for the MIR Kids Club, it is free to sign up, and there are some great prizes to be given away each week.  On Friday, August 1st, August 15th, and August 22nd Mohawk Raceway will send a young fan home with an Apple iPad Mini 16GB device, and on Friday, August 29th the track will give out an Applie iPad Air 16GB device.  Kids Club members must be present to be eligible to win.

General Admission for Friday night is just $12.00 for adults.  Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.  Pit admission is $25.00 for DIRTcar Members and $30.00 for non members.  Please allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency.  Pit Gates will open at 4:30PM, General Admission opens at 5PM, and racing gets underway at 7:30PM.

Friday night will also be Canada Appreciation night, with all Canadian residents (Must have ID) receiving $4 off the posted price of General Admission.

Please note that next Friday night, MIR is closed but we will resume on Friday, August 15th as Adirondack Power Sports presents a full racing program plus the Mohawk Race Parts Pro Stock Series.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

TOM CONKLIN CLAIMS FIRST CAREER 358 MODIFIED WIN AT MOHAWK

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It was a big night for all drivers this past Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway as Lazore’s Construction was on hand to host the Frenchie’s Ford/Seaway GM Sportsman Series. In addition to that, the track was multi-grooved and the drivers put on great racing in all classes.

The 358 Modifieds were ready to go and Charlie Rice showed that last week’s great run was no fluke as he jumped out to a quick lead over Matt Woodruff, John Mulder, Gage Morin and Tom Conklin. Rice had a stout race car and immediately pulled away from the rest of the field as behind him John Mulder was also making some noise. Mulder, a Brockville native, wasted no time getting by Matt Woodruff which brought Tom Conklin to the 3rd spot with Brian McDonald and Carey Terrance completing the top 5 cars. Mulder quickly closed in on Rice on lap 8 and by lap 10 was able to get the top spot away as Conklin came through to 2nd and Charlie Rice completing the top 3 drivers. From there on it was a spirited battle as Mulder and Conklin went wheel to wheel for the next 5 laps and dodging lapped cars in the process. On lap 15 Conklin saw his opening on the front stretch and took the top spot away. Once in front Conklin patiently made his way around the traffic but behind him Brian McDonald was also on the move taking 2nd from Mulder, Billy Dunn and Carey Terrance made up the top 5. With clear race track in front of him and no lapped cars ahead Conklin went on to score his first ever 358 Modified victory and his first MIR win since June. 3, 2011, his only career Sportsman victory. McDonald had a great run finishing 2nd with Billy Dunn getting by Mulder for 3rd at the line, Carey Terrance held on to finish 5th at the checkered flag.

The 40 lap Frenchie’s Ford/Seaway GM Sportsman Series saw Shane Pecore and Dylan Evoy lead the field of 30 cars to Austin Swamp’s green flag with Evoy getting the early lead over Pecore, Mathieu Desjardins, Joey Ladouceur and Ricky Thompson. The first yellow flew on lap 2 as Delbert Legrow Jr. spun off turn 2. On the restart Pecore was able to get the advantage over Evoy and would hold the lead for the next 3 laps until the yellow flew for Scott Mere and Moise Page as they spun in turn 4. Under the same yellow Delbert Legrow Jr. slowed in turn 3. When the race resumed Evoy was able to get back by Pecore and the top 2 drivers put on a fantastic display of talent. From lap 7 through 14 Evoy and Pecore would exchange the lead several times including pulling some masterful slide jobs while going in and out of lapped traffic. Behind the top 2 battle Corey Wheeler was on the charge as he battled Brent Kelsey for 4th. These 2 drivers put on a great side by side battle which also brought Joey Ladouceur into the mix as well as the race approached the halfway point. On lap 18 the yellow flag flew setting up another restart. When the green flew Brianna Ladouceur spun off turn 4 while running 7th, she would restart 27th on the field and recover for an 11th place finish. When the race resumed Pecore pulled out in front with Evoy 2nd. Wheeler, Kelsey and Joey Ladouceur making up the top 5. Pecore was on rails pulling away from the field over the next 12 laps as Evoy did all he could to hold 2nd over Corey Wheeler. Joey Ladouceur moved into 4th which brought Mike Maresca into the top 5 for the first time with just 10 laps to go. On lap 33 Delbert Legrow Jr. spun in turn 3 bringing out the final yellow flag. On the final restart Pecore jumped into the lead over Evoy, Joey Ladouceur, Mike Maresca and Corey Wheeler. Shane Pecore had the strongest car all night and would check out from a quality field to secure his first ever Mohawk victory and first in the Seaway/Frenchies Series. Evoy came home 2nd while Mike Maresca scored another impressive top 5 finish coming home 3rd. Joey Ladouceur and Corey Wheeler rounded out the top 5.

The 15 lap Mod Lite feature kicked off with 2 caution flags in the first 2 laps as Nick Mallette stopped on the back stretch on lap 1. Then on lap 2 Dan Reif also slowed on the back stretch with problems. Once the race got going Dan Desnoyers, fresh off his first Mod Lite win last week, was in control over Jesse Hudson and Mathieu Robinson. On lap 6 Hudson started to charge forward as he went to the high side and made the pass for the lead bringing Robinson to 2nd and Desnoyers completed the top 3. The final yellow came out on lap 9 for Tim Reif who spun in turn 2. On the final restart Jesse Hudson and Mathieu Robinson ran side by side for the final 6 laps for the race win. On the white flag lap both drivers ran wheel to wheel as they exited turn 4 Hudson had the momentum on the top side as he charged past Robinson to score his 2nd win in the last 3 weeks. Robinson finished 2nd while Desnoyer, Rejean Lemieux and Harley Brown rounded out the top 5 finishers.

The Bandit 12 lap event also kicked off with 2 consecutive caution flags, once the racing resumed on lap 3 things got exciting. Matt Zira was looking to get back on track after blowing a tire last week while leading. Zira led the way over Randy Whiting and Shane Ray. On lap 5 Zira’s machine began to lose power which gave Whiting the opportunity to get by for the top spot. On lap 6 the final yellow flew for debris in turn 3. On the restart Randy Whiting showed how strong he was as he pulled out to over a straight away lead in the final 6 laps to record his 2nd win in a row and 5th of the season. Ray come home 2nd while Francis White, Corey Castell and Darryl Mainville claimed top 5 finishes.

Next week Dig Safely will be on hand as the TUSA Mod Lite Series will be in action along with a full show for 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Bandit. It’s also Canadian Appreciation night, show your Canadian drivers license at the main gate and receive $4 dollars off general admission. The green flag drops at 7:30 pm.

358 Modified

TOM CONKLIN, Brian McDonald, Billy Dunn, John Mulder, Czarey Terrance, Ryan Arbuthnot, Jordan McCreadie, Gage Morin, Danny O’Brien, Charlie Rice, Chris Raabe, Joel Doiron, Lance Willix, Matt Woodruff, Zack Aubertine, Roy Delormier, Casey Swamp, Dexter Stacey, David Papineau, Tommy Jock Jr., Delbert Legrow, Jason Fetterly, Patrick Dupree

Frenchie’s Ford/Seaway GM Sportsman Series

SHANE PECORE, Dylan Evoy, Mike Maresca, Joey Ladouceur, Corey Wheeler, Mike Arquiett, Louie Jackson Jr., Wyatt Mullin, Brent Kelsey, Adam Rozon, Brianna Ladouceur, Ricky Thompson, Thomas Cook, Corey Winters, Kaven Poliquin, Mathieu Desjardins, Gilles Godard, Etienne Cournoyer, Bryan Green, Martin Pelletier, Justin Lalancette, Mike Stacey, Brad Winters, Billy Cook, Moise Page, Zach Arquiett, Joel Hargrave, Scott Mere, Delbert Legrow Jr., Robert Delormier

Mod Lite

JESSE HUDSON, Mathieu Robinson, Dan Desnoyers, Rejean Lemieux, Harley Brown, Kevin Foster, Nick Mallette, Tim Reif, Dan Reif, Cameron Reif, Brad Reif

Bandit

RANDY WHITING, Shane Ray, Francis White, Corey Castell, Darryl Mainville, Tim Tupia, Matt Zira, Andrew Fish, Zack Willmet

 

Mohawk International Raceway and Lazore’s Construction Presents Seaway Sportsman Series/Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series and Full Program This Friday Night

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AKWESASNE, NY – Mohawk International Raceway will close out the month of July this Friday night with another action packed night of racing.  The Sportsman division will have several invaders on hand as MIR hosts the next round of the Seaway GM and Performance Sportsman Series.  The 40 lap race will also count towards the Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series.

Lazore’s Construction will be the presenting sponsor of the night and all of our weekly divisions will be on hand with regular features for the Modifieds, Mod Lites and Bandits.

Friday night will be round 4 of the 5 race Seaway Series.  Mathieu Desjardins currently leads the way with a 40 point lead coming into MIR.  Dany Gagne, Shane Pecore, Martin Pelletier and MIR regular Wyatt Mullin make up the top five positions so far, while another MIR regular, Mike Maresca is also in the top 10.

Defending Mohawk Raceway Sportsman champion Corey Wheeler is currently on a streak of four wins in a row at Mohawk Raceway and will be looking to continue that while many other MIR regular will be looking to defend their home turf against the traveling tour drivers.  A very large field of Sportsman cars is expected to be on hand this Friday night.

General Admission for Friday night is just $14.00 for adults.  Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.  Pit admission is $30.00 for DIRTcar Members and $35.00 for non members.  Please allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency.  Pit Gates will open at 4:30PM, General Admission opens at 5PM, and racing gets underway at 7:30PM.

Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie’s Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.

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DUNN, WHEELER, DESNOYERS AND WHITING CHARGE TO BIG WINS AT MOHAWK

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With St. Lawrence Radiology on hand for a big night of racing this past Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway all 4 divisions were treated to a very fast racing surface which produced some suprises at the top of the leader board in all 4 divisions.

The 358 Modifieds were set for battle and 2 non winners led the field to the green flag as Charlie Rice took the top spot away from David Papineau at the start of the 25 lap event. Rice, who ran a limited Pro Stock Schedule in 2013 at MIR, was the driver to beat as he charged out front with David Papineau and 2013 Rookie of the Year Travis Stacey rounding out the top 3. Rice continued to surprise everyone as he led by over a straight away by lap 7 but the man on the move was 2 time and defending track champion Billy Dunn. After starting mid pack Dunn quickly made his way to 2nd past Papineau and quickly ran down the leader. On lap 11 Dunn made his move as he took the lead away leaving Rice, Papineau, Joel Doiron and Travis Stacey to battle in the top 5. Nearing the halfway point of the event Dunn was virtually untouchable as he entered into lapped traffic which did not slow his pace. Behind him Chris Raabe and Danny O’Brien started to charge to the top 5 as they moved into 4th and 5th by lap 16. As the laps wound down Dunn appeared to be headed for another dominant win in a caution free race until lap 22 as Gage Morin broke his front end in turn 2 bringing out the only yellow of the race, under the same yellow Charlie Rice slowed to a stop in turn 3 as he ran out of fuel ending his fantastic run. On the restart Dunn held onto the lead over Raabe, O’Brien, Doiron and Travis Stacey. after a 5th place run last week Billy Dunn put it all together as he scored his 3rd win of the 2014 season over Chris Raabe, Danny O’Brien, Joel Doiron claimed his 2nd straight top 5 finish coming home 4th, while Travis Stacey claimed his best career finish of 5th at the checkers.

The 25 lap Sportsman event was one of the best of the year as Scott Mere took the early lead at the drop of the green over Jasmine David, Billy Cook, Thomas Cook and Bryan Green. Mere has won races in Bandit and Mod Lite competition at Mohawk but never in Sportsman, and he looked great in the opening laps as he pulled out to a 7 car length lead by lap 7 over David, Robert Delormier, Billy Cook and Thomas Cook. On lap 8 Neal Provost spun on the front stretch collecting Delbert Legrow Jr. Both were ok. On the restart “The Wild Child” Jasmine David had enough of running 2nd as she took over the lead with Delormier, Thomas Cook, Wyatt Mullin and 3 time winner Corey Wheeler making up the top 5. David began to pull away from the field and was setting a quick pace until the yellow flew on lap 11 for Bryan Green who slowed in turn 2. On the restart Delormier would assume command of the field over David and Thomas Cook. Robert Delormier began to open up the lead by a full straight away as behind him Corey Wheeler was making his way forward. Wheeler who had won the last 3 events coming into tonight, was able to move into 2nd bringing Mike Maresca to 3rd with 7 laps to go, but still had major distance to make up as Robert Delormier looked well on his way to career win #1. On lap 23 the break Wheeler need came in the form of a yellow flag for Brad Winters who came to a stop in turn 2. On the final restart Wheeler made several attempts to get by but Delormier held the advantage. Coming to the white flag the top 2 made slight contact as Delormier fought to hold onto the lead. But Wheeler never gave up, entering turn 3 the defending track champion laid it all on the line on the high side and his plan worked as he led the last 100 feet to claim his 4th straight victory over Delormier who claimed a hard fought 2nd.  Mike Maresca made his sponsor proud by coming home 3rd. Wyatt Mullin and Dylan Evoy rounded out the top 5.

In Mod Lite action Dan Desnoyers took the lead from the drop of the green flag over Dan Reif, Mathieu Robinson, Jesse Hudson and Scott Walldrif. Desnoyers had struggled the last few weeks with handling but showed no signs of slowing down as he pulled away from the field by over 1.5 seconds by lap 3. The first yellow flew on lap 3 as Scott Waldrif lost a motor in turn 3. On the restart Dan Reif looked to the inside but Desnoyers kept the car wound up on the high side to retake the top spot allowing Dan Reif, Mathieu Robinson, Jesse Hudson and Nick Mallette to have their own battle in the top 5. Despite 1 final yellow on lap 9 for a slowed Tim Reif, nobody was catching Dan Desnoyers on this night as he collected his first career Mod Lite victory. Mathieu Robinson slipped by Dan Reif to finish 2nd while Jesse Hudson came home 4th and Nick Mallette rounded out the top 5.

The Bandits were set for battle as Corey Castell took away the early race lead but was being chased by 3 time winner Matt Zira. Castell would lead the opening 2 laps as Zira was able to take the top spot away bringing another 3 time winner, Randy Whiting to position number 2. The top 2 put on a fantastic show throughout the entire race as Ray Bechler, Dakota Bechler and Corey Castell tried to keep pace. With 2 laps left Matt Zira’s night came to an end as he blew a right rear tire handing the lead to Randy Whiting. From there Whiting went on to claim his division leading 4th win of the year over Dakota Bechler, Ray Bechler, Corey Castell and Shane Ray.

358 Modified

BILLY DUNN, Chris Raabe, Danny O’Brien, Joel Doiron, Travis Stacey, Jordan McCreadie, Tom Conklin, Lance Willix, David Papineau, Ryan Arbuthnot, Matt Woodruff, John Mulder, Roy Delormier, Dexter Stacey, Delbert Legrow, Charlie Rice, Gage Morin, Brian McDonald, Carey Terrance

Sportsman

COREY WHEELER, Robert Delormier, Mike Maresca, Wyatt Mullin, Dylan Evoy, Billy Cook, Louie Jackson Jr., Jasmine David, Thomas Cook, Justin Lalancette, Zach Arquiett, Brent Kelsey, Mike Stacey, Mike Arquiett, Joel Hargrave, Ricky Thompson, Adam Rozon, Delbert Legrow Jr., Brad Winters, Ryan Helm, Scott McGill, Bryan Green, Brianna Ladouceur, Scott Mere, Greg Snyder, Neal Provost

Mod Lite

DAN DESNOYERS, Mathieu Robinson, Dan Reif, Jesse Hudson, Nick Mallette, Harley Brown, Kevin Foster, Eric Varin, Brad Reif, Henry Lamica, Cameron Reif, Tim Reif, Scott Waldrif

Bandit

RANDY WHITING, Dakota Bechler, Ray Bechler, Corey Castell, Shane Ray, Matt Zira, Scott Banker, Darryl Mainville