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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

Mohawk International Raceway and St. Lawrence Radiology Present Full Program This Friday Night plus Kids Big Wheel Races

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AKWESASNE, NY – As the summer heats up and the points battles become more intense, Mohawk International Raceway invites you to come and check out all the action this Friday night as St. Lawrence Radiology present a full program for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Mod Lites and Bandits, plus an exciting kids big wheel race at intermission.

Children will have the opportunity to win one of six specialty hotrock bikes that will be given out courtesy of St. Lawrence Radiology and Mike Kline of Wear On Earth in Potsdam, New York.

St. Lawrence Radiology has several locations in upstate New York, including nearby in Massena.  Owned and operated by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Maresca.

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.

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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CAREY TERRANCE STORMS TO 2ND 358 MODIFIED WIN OF THE SEASON AT MOHAWK

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A great night of racing was set to go as the good folks at Cedarview Golf Course were on hand along with a great crowd which saw some exciting racing action in all 4 divisions on this night.

The 358 Modifieds were ready for a 25 lap battle and Alexandria Ontario’s Joel Doiron wasted no time jumping out to a 5 car length lead over Travis Stacey, Jordan McCreadie, Matt Woodruff and John Mulder. Doiron was dominant in the opening 8 laps but Jordan McCreadie was closing the gap. On lap 12 McCreadie saw an opening and would take the lead away bringing Carey Terrance to the number 2 position from his 12th starting spot. The race would run caution free which meant lapped traffic was going to be an issue. Terrance was all over McCreadie for the next 8 laps as behind them Doiron, Ryan Arbuthnot and Gage Morin battled for a top 5 position. Terrance tried everything to get by the 2nd generation driver but McCreadie would hold the top spot as the field worked heavy lapped traffic with just 5 laps remaining. On lap 21 Terrance saw an opening heading into turn 1 as he charged in between 2 lapped cars, and Jordan McCreadie, to take over the lead and begin to pull away while Doirion, Artbuthnot and Billy Dunn completed the top 5. Over the final 4 laps Carey Terrance was the fastest car on the track as he drove a perfect race to secure his 2nd win of 2014. McCreadie had a great run coming home 2nd with Joel Doiron, Ryan Arbuthnot and Billy Dunn rounding out the top 5.

The Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series was ready to go for a 40 lap feature event. Mark Lalonde took advantage of his pole position by virture of a draw during intermission, to take the early race lead over George Renaud, Stephane Lemire, Jocelyn Roy and Charles David Beauchamp. Lalonde, who won his first ever Pro Stock Super DirtCar Series race last September, would hold the top spot as Renaud, Lemire, Roy and Beauchamp were all right there to challenge. Defending series champion Stephane Lebrun was on the move in his machine as he charged to the number 2 spot and ran down the race leader. On lap 15 Lebrun would use his favorite line at Mohawk as he took the lead from the bottom of the speedway and began to pull away. On lap 19 the first yellow flew for Eli Gilbert who came to a stop in turn 3. On the restart Lebrun continued his dominant performance but the man on the move was Jocelyn Roy. After getting by George Renaud for 4th he quickly got by Lemire and Lalonde to go into 2nd on lap 24 but still had a straight away to try and catch Stephane Lebrun. On lap 27 the final yellow flew for Bruno Cyr who lost the handle in turn 1. On the restart Lebrun began to pull away with Roy, Lemire, Lalonde and Beauchamp rounding out the top 5.  Over the final 6 laps Lebrun continued to increase his lead as the battle for 2nd was on between Lemire and Roy which Stephane Lemire would eventually take away. However this night was all about Stephane Lebrun as he cruised to a dominant win over Stephane Lemire, Jocelyn Roy, Charles David Beauchamp and Marc Lalonde.

The Mod Lite class saw opening day winner Scott Waldrif take the lead at the drop of the green over Kevin Foster and Tim Reif. On lap 2 Kevin Foster who was running 2nd lost the handle in turn 4 collecting Brad Reif. On the restart Waldrif continued to lead but rookie Jesse Hudson was up to the challenge. Hudson took the lead on lap 5 from Waldrif and would pull away by a half straightaway to score his first ever Mod Lite win over Waldrif, last week’s winner Mathieu Robinson. Dan Reif and Tim Reif rounded out the top 5.

In the Bandit division Randy Whiting was determined to grab his 3rd straight win as he took the lead  at the drop of the green flag. On lap 2 Whiting lost a tire in turn 2 ending his chances for victory. Matt Zira took over the lead on the next restart and would pull away to his 3rd win of the season over Scott Banker, Corey Castell, Darryl Mainville and Tim Tupia.

Next week a full program of racing is set to go in all 4 classes presented by St. Lawrence Radiology. The green flag drops at 7:30pm.

358 Modified

CAREY TERRANCE, Jordan McCreadie, Joel Doiron, Ryan Arbuthnot, Billy Dunn, Gage Morin, Chris Raabe, Danny O’Brien, Brian McDonald, Mike Adderly, Tom Conklin, Travis Stacey, Lance Willix, Matt Woodruff, Charlie Rice, John Mulder, Casey Swamp, David Papineau, Mike Arquiett, Delbert Legrow, Dexter Stacey, Zach Arquiett, Robert Delormier, Delbert Legrow Jr.

Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series

STEPHANE LEBRUN, Stephane Lemire, Jocelyn Roy, Charles David Beauchamp, Marc Lalonde, George Renaud, Bruno Cyr, Owen White, Guy Viens, Eli Gilbert, (DNS) Rock Aubin

Mod Lite

JESSE HUDSON, Scott Waldrif, Mathieu Robinson, Dan Reif, Tim Reif, Brad Reif, Kevin Foster, Nick Mallette, Dan Desnoyers, Henry Lamica, Harley Brown

Bandit

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

Mohawk International Raceway and Cedar View Golf Course Present Mohawk Race Parts Pro Stock Series and Regular Program for Modifieds, Mod Lites and Bandits

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AKWESASNE, NY – The 2014 racing season is well underway at Mohawk International Raceway and the action is intense in all divisions.  Join us this Friday night as Cedar View Golf Course presents the first appearance of the Mohawk Race Parts Pro Stock Series plus a full program on Modifieds, Mod Lites and Bandits.  The Sportsman division will have the night off as they compete in the Sportsman Seaway Series this weekend in Quebec.  Good Luck to all MIR competitors that will be competing this weekend in this series.

The Modified division has produced some great racing in 2014 with 3 different winners in the four events held so far.  Billy Dunn was the first repeat winner last week, while Chris Raabe, Danny O’Brien, Dunn, Carey Terrance and Brian McDonald lead the way in the chase for the championship.

Mathieu Robinson currently leads the way in the Mod Lite division with a very close battle shaping up behind him with Scott Waldriff, Jesse Hudson, Harley Brown and Dan Reif in the top five.

Randy Whitting is having a fine season in the Bandit division as he leads Matt Zira and Cory Castell in the chase for the championship.

The Sportsman division will return to MIR next Friday night along with a full program and kids big wheel races presented by St. Lawrence Radiology.

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.

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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BILLY DUNN CHARGES TO INDEPENDENCE DAY SHOOTOUT VICTORY AT MOHAWK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

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It was a big night of racing this past Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway as the 2nd round of the Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” 358 Modified Series was on tap along with great racing action in all divisions kicking off a great Independence Day weekend.

The 358 Modifieds were set for the 2nd leg of the Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” Series as birthday boy Gage Morin and 5 Mile Point Speedway regular Kevin Bates led the field to the green and Morin quickly jumped into the top spot as Billy Dunn, Larry Welling Jr. Kevin Bates and Danny O’Brien completed the top 5 in the early going. Morin had a stout race car but last week’s winner Billy Dunn was on the charge and took the lead away from Morin and would jump out to a commanding lead over the next 9 laps. On lap 11 Dexter Stacey and Tommy Jock Jr. tangled in the middle of the back stretch bringing out the first caution flag. On the restart Morin would get the advantage as Dunn, Welling, Bates and Brian McDonald rounded out the top 5. Try as he may Morin couldn’t hold on as Dunn would retake the top spot as McDonald, Welling and Chris Raabe would try to keep pace. Dunn had built up a near 4 second lead by the halfway point until the yellow flew again on lap 27 for Matt Woodruff who clipped an infield tire on the front stretch breaking the front end on his machine. When the green flew again Dunn marched away from the field as McDonald, Raabe, Carey Terrance and Morin continued to round out the top 5. Raabe started the event back in the 12th spot and was putting the pressure on McDonald for the runner up spot. On lap 30 Raabe used the low lane to work his way to 2nd and try to close in on the leader as Billy Dunn began to enter into lapped traffic. On lap 31 the yellow flew again as Kevin Bates broke a front end on his car ending a great run. When the green flew Dunn had clear race trackand would charge out to the lead over Raabe, McDonald, Terrance and Ryan Arbuthnot. With the race going green the remainder of the event nobody was catching the 2 time track champion as Billy Dunn collected his 2nd win in a row over Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Carey Terrance and Ryan Arbuthnot.

The Sportsman division was set to go for their 25 lap feature go and rookie Brianna Ladouceur was looking for redemption as she took the lead at the drop of the green flag over Brad Winters, Billy Cook, Mike Stacey and Bryan Green. Much like the previous week Ladouceur was on cruise control as she opened up a huge lead on the rest of the field by lap 4. On lap 5 the first yellow flew for Dylan Evoy as he slowed in turn 3, but Evoy would return to the field and put on a show from the back of the field. On the restart Ladouceur was quick and opened up another big lead as behind her Corey Wheeler was on his way to the front. After starting 12th he patiently made his way up to 2nd on lap 9 and was in pursuit of Brianna Ladouceur as they approached the halfway point. Ladouceur entered into lapped traffic and this is where Wheeler made his move. On lap 15 Wheeler used a lapped car as a pick to take over the lead but Ladouceur had troubles negotiating the lapped car and would spin off turn 2 ending another fantastic run and a chance for her first ever win. On the restart Wheeler continued to lead but remember Dylan Evoy who slowed on lap 5 and had to go to the pits? Well he was on a mission and was not content to ride in the back of the field as he made his way into the top 5 getting by Wyatt Mullin and Zach Arquiett and would close in on the leader with 4 laps to go. On the final lap Wheeler was in complete control until the caution flew for Ryan Helm who spun on the backstretch. This set up a 1 lap dash to the checkered flag as Wheeler stayed low while Evoy charged to the high side when the green flag flew. The top 2 raced side by side into turn 3 and Corey Wheeler was able to hold off the 2 time track champion for his 3rd straight win of the season. Evoy settled for 2nd while Zach Arquiett had his career best finish of 3rd. Mike Maresca came from 25th starting spot to finish up 4th and Wyatt Mullin rounded out the top 5.

In the Mod Lite division Mathieu Robinson looked to have the best car in the early going of the 15 lap feature event but new comer Jesse Hudson had other plans. Hudson a Brockville Speedway karting regular, moved into 2nd just past the halfway point and put pressure on the leader as Harley Brown made his way to 3rd making it a 3 car battle for the win. With 5 laps to go Harley Brown’s great night came to a disappointing end as he spun in turn 2 brining out the yellow. On the final restart Hudson did all he could but Robinson was too strong as he collected his 2nd win of the year over Hudson, Dan Reif, Kevin Foster and Harley Brown who rallied back for 5th at the checkers.

The Bandit division had an exciting battle for the win as Corey Castell took the lead at the drop of the green but it didn’t last long as he spun in turn 2. On the same lap Randy Whiting would also go off the back stretch. This left Matt Zira in the lead with Scott Banker and Shane Ray rounding out the top 3. Randy Whiting was on the charge from the back of the field as he quickly made his move to 2nd at the haflway point and would have a spirited battle with Matt Zira through the final 5 laps. On the white flag lap Whiting made the winning move taking the lead and would hold it the entire way for his 2nd win in a row over Zira, Shane Ray, Corey Castell and Scott Banker.

Next week Cedarview Golf Course will be on hand as the Sportsman will have the night off, but, the Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series will be in town along with the 358 Modifieds, Mod Lites and Bandit divisions. Racing begins at 7:30.

Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” 358 Modified Series

BILLY DUNN, Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Carey Terrance, Ryan Arbuthnot,  Danny O’Brien, Tom Conklin, Lance Willix, Gage Morin, Jordan McCreadie, Casey Swamp, Travis Stacey, John Mulder, Joel Doiron, David Papineau, Roy Delormier, Delbert Legrow, Charlie Rice, Larry Welling Jr., Kevin Bates, Matt Woodruff, Dexter Stacey, Tommy Jock Jr., Skip Mackenzie, (DNS) Preston Forbes

Sportsman

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

Mod Lite

MATHIEU ROBINSON, Jesse Hudson, Dan Reif, Kevin Foster, Harley Brown, Tim Reif, Brad Reif, Nick Mallette, Henry Lamica, Dan Desnoyers, Scott Waldrif

Bandit

RANDY WHITING, Matt Zira, Shane Ray, Corey Castell, Scott Banker, Darryl Mainville, Tim Tupia

Mohawk International Raceway and Akwesasne Mohawk Casino to Present Gigantic Fireworks Show to Conclude Friday, July 4th Events at Mohawk International Raceway

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AKWESASNE, NY – There will be plenty of fireworks on the track on Friday, July 4th as Mohawk International Raceway celebrates Independence Day Weekend.  There will be even more fireworks once the racing program ends as Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Mohawk International Raceway present a fireworks spectacular.

If you have never witnessed a fireworks display at Mohawk International Raceway, you are in for an unbelievable show. Family passes are available, and ticket price also includes a full night of racing at MIR with a fantastic show with a 50 lap Modified main event plus Sportsman, Bandits and Mod Lites.

General Admission for Friday night is just $25.00 for adults and $20 for Seniors.  Children 12 years of and under are $10.  Family pricing is also available for this night only at a cost of $50.00.  This will include 2 adult passes as well as 2 children’s passes (12 and under). Pit admission is $30.00 for DIRTcar Members and $35.00 for non-members.  Pit Gates will open at 4:30pm, with main gates opening at 5PM.  Racing gets underway at 7:30pm.

Additional parking is available on Friday night across from the track at Jacobs Tobacco.  Parking will be free to the public.  Come on out to MIR this Friday night.  Get there early and watch a great night of racing, and stay late for an unbelievable fireworks show.

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.

Mohawk International Raceway and Fastenal Present Full Program This Friday Night Plus TUSA Mod Lite Series and Kids Tire Race

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AKWESASNE, NY – Mohawk International Raceway returns for another action packed night of racing this Friday night as Fastenal presents a full racing program featuring our Modifieds, Sportsman, and Bandits as well as a TUSA Mod Lite Series race as several teams from across New York and Ontario take on the MIR Mod Lite regulars.

So far in 2014, the 358 Modified have only raced twice as we have battled Mother Nature for a good part of the season.  Billy Dunn has had a dominant car, but is still seeking his first win at MIR in 2014.  Danny O’Brien took the opening night win, and Carey Terrance battled Dunn to the finish last week to claim victory in race number two of 2014 for the Modifieds.  Dylan Evoy and Corey Wheeler continues to set the pace in the Sportsman division but several others have narrowed the gap and are looking to breakthrough at any time.  In three events in 2014, Evoy has hit victory lane on two occasions, while Wheeler held off a late race challenge from Evoy last week to win the Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Series opener.  Dan Reif, Mathieu Robinson and Scott Waldrif have each made a trip to victory lane in the Mod Lite division early in 2014 and the Bandit division has seen Matt Zira make his way to Victory lane on two occasions, and Randy Whitting and Corey Castell have one win each so far.

General Admission for Friday night is just $12.00 for adults and $10 for Seniors.  Children 12 years of and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.  Pit admission is $25.00 for DIRTcar Members and $30.00 for non-members.  Pit Gates will open at 4:30pm, with main gates opening at 5PM.  Racing gets underway at 7:30pm.  Canadian currency is accepted at a rate of 10% exchange.

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.

COREY WHEELER TAKES FRENCHIE’S FORD SPORTSMAN SERIES TOP HONORS AT MOHAWK

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It was a perfect night of racing at Mohawk International Raceway this past Friday night as Twin Leaf Express, Keegan’s Tobacco and Frenchie’s Ford presented a full show. Their representatives and the fans were treated to some classic battles   in all divisions.

The 358 Modifieds took center stage as Billy Dunn took the lead from the pole and looked to have the dominant car in the early going with Carey Terrance, Gage Morin, Ryan Arbuthnot and Chris Raabe making up the top 5. By lap 7 Dunn had built up over a 5 second advantage as he entered into lapped traffic while Terrance and Moring continued to give chase from 2nd and 3rd. Behind them Chris Raabe and Ryan Arbuthnot had a great battle for the 4th spot which Raabe would take full possession of on lap 9. On lap 11 the first yellow came out for Dexter Stacey who spun in turn 4. On the restart Dunn took the lead but Carey Terrance noticed the outside lane had a lot of grip and used that to charge around Dunn to go up into the lead. Terrance had one of the fastest cars on the track and began to drive away from Dunn building up a half straightaway advantage by lap 17. On lap 20 the yellow flew bunching up the field for another key restart. When the green flew 3 cars tangled on the front stretch bringing the yellow back out. Zach Aubertine received the most damage as he broke the front end on his race car sending him pit side for the night. On the final restart Dunn tried everything he could to get by Terrance as the top 2 put on a great show for the fans. On the final lap coming into turn 3 Dunn made one last charge on the high side but Carey Terrance was not to be denied as he held on for his first win of the year over Dunn, Chris Raabe, Gage Morin and Danny O’Brien.

The Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series was set to go for 35 laps. Zach Arquiett took advantage of his pole position as he raced out to a quick lead over Brad Winters, Mike Maresca, Mike Arquiett and Darryl Nutting. The lead was short lived for Arquiett as the caution flew for Brad Winters who made contact with Arquiett sending him off turn 2. On the restart Mike Maresca took the top spot away over Zach and Mike Arquiett, Corey Wheeler and Darryl Nutting. Maresca looked to have the fastest car on the track but the yellow flew again on lap 5 for Winters who broke his front end in turn 2 ending his night. On the restart Maresca continued to stay strong in the top spot as defending track champion held the 2nd spot and remained within striking distance of the leader until the yellow came back out for Justin Lalancette who slowed in turn 4. When the green came back out Corey Wheeler decided he’d had enough of running 2nd and used the top side of the speedway to get by Maresca on lap 21 with Maresca and Mike Arquiett rounding out the top 3. Dylan Evoy noticed how Wheeler got the lead and decided that he would try the top shelf and would make it work as he charged around to take position number 2 away from Maresca and quickly reel in the leader with 8 laps to go. On lap 28 Brianna Ladouceur who was running in the top 10 spun coming off turn 2. On the final restart it was a classic battle between Wheeler and Evoy as the top 2 raced wheel to wheel throughout the final 4 laps. The defending track champ would not back down as he scored his first ever Frenchie’s Ford Series win over Evoy, Maresca, Ricky Thompson and Mike Arquiett.

The Lightning Sprints from Quebec were also on the card this past Friday night and Charles-David Dumont was making his 2nd ever start and looked fast in the early going as he took over the lead at the drop of the green flag. Tomy Moreau slowed to a stop in turn 2 bringing out the first yellow which brought a very fast Mathieu Bourgoin along side of Dumont for the restart. When the green flew Bourgoin took command of the race. The red flag flew on lap 17 for Jordan Poirier who caught fire in turn 4. Poirier would climb out unhurt. Bourgoin however would pull away on the final restart and cruise to the easy win over Dumont, Eric Sunborg, Guillaume Neiderer and Pierre-Yves Joyal.

In the Bandit division Matt Zira took the lead from the drop of the green flag in the 10 lap event. Zira was unstoppable on this night as he dominated the caution free race becoming the first 2 time winner of the season over last week’s winner Randy Whiting, Corey Castell, Tim Tupia and Darryl Mainville.

Next week the TUSA Mod Lite Series will be in action along with a full show plus the kids tire race. The green flag drops at 7:30pm.

358 Modified

CAREY TERRANCE, Billy Dunn, Chris Raabe, Gage Morin, Danny O’Brien, Alan Therrien, Lance Willix, Ryan Arbuthnot, Jordan McCreadie, Brian McDonald, Tom Conklin, John Mulder, Travis Stacey, Dexter Stacey, Casey Swamp, Dany Bilodeau, David Papineau, Charlie Rice, Delbert Legrow, Tom Jock Jr., Preston Forbes, Matt Woodruff, Clement Therrien, Zach Aubertine, Joel Doiron

Frenchie’s Ford Sportsman Series

COREY WHEELER, Dylan Evoy, Mike Maresca, Ricky Thompson, Mike Arquiett, Robert Delormier, Brent Kelsey, Louie Jackson Jr., Darryl Nutting, Adam Rozon, Zach Arquiett, Gilles Godard, Mike Stacey, Wyatt Mullin, Bryan Green, Thomas Cook, Joel Hargrave, Jasmine David, Brianna Ladouceur, Billy Cook, Ryan Helm, Scott Mere, Andrew Fish, Justin Lalancette, Brad Winters

Lightning Sprints

MATHIEU, BOURGOIN, Charles-David Dumont, Eric Sundborg, Guillaume Neiderer, Pierre-Yves Joyal, Alex Therrien, Benjamin Mathieu, Alex Vigneault, Chantal, Provencher, Stephane St. Laurent, Mario Moreau, Tomy Moreau, Kathy Caissy, Jordan Poirier

Bandit

MATT ZIRA, Randy Whiting, Corey Castell, Tim Tupia, Darryl Mainville, Scott Banker, Darryl Mitchell

Mohawk International Raceway Returns to Action This Friday Night as Twin Leaf Presents Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series, Lightning Sprints Plus Modifieds and Bandits

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AKWESASNE, NY – After getting rained out last week, Mohawk International Raceway will return to action this Friday night as Twin Leaf Convenience Stores presents the Lightning Sprints, as well as the Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series that was postponed from last week.  We will also have a regular show for the Modifieds and Bandits.  The Mod Lites will not be on the schedule for Friday night.

MIR will also host our first racer loyalty draw, and our Kids Club will participate in the Big Wheel races at intermission.  Participants must be a member of the MIR Kids Club in order to participate.  Friday night will also be Minor Sports Night, and each child will receive FREE popcorn by wearing their team jersey to the track.

We apologize to our race fans and competitors for our website being down for most of the week.  We are currently working hard to restore the service and switching to a new server.  We understand the importance of getting the information on our website and we appreciate your understanding while we make the transition.  It will be restored as soon as possible.

General Admission for Friday night’s event is only $14.00 for adults and $12 for Seniors.  Kids 12 and Under are FREE.  Pit Admission is $30.00 with DIRTcar license, and $35.00 without.  All prices are listed in US Funds.  Please allow 10% exchange rate for Canadian currency.  Pit Gates open at 4:30PM and General Admission area will open at 5pm.

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.

Mohawk International Raceway and Keegan’s Tobacco Present Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series and Full Program

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AKWESASNE, NY – Mohawk International Raceway will resume this coming Friday night with another auctioned packed lineup featuring the first round of the Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series plus a regular program for Modifieds, Mod Lites and Bandits.

Keegan’s Tobacco Shop will present the evening’s program.  It will also be ‘Minor Sports Night’ with free popcorn to all children that show up to the track wearing their sports jersey.

The Frenchie’s “Go Further” Sportsman Series was started back in 2011, and so far Dylan Evoy has captured the championship every year.  Evoy leads the way with 5 feature wins in the Series, while Mike Maresca, Darryl Nutting and Mike Arquiette all claimed wins in 2013.  The only other winner to date is Gilles Godard in 2012.

General Admission for Friday night  is only $14.00 for adults and $12 for Seniors.  Kids 12 and Under are FREE.  Pit Admission is $30.00 with DIRTcar license, and $35.00 without.  All prices are listed in US Funds.  Please allow 10% exchange rate for Canadian currency.  Pit Gates open at 4:30PM and General Admission area will open at 5pm.

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.