Chevalier Out Duels Rouse to Claim Ohsweken RoC Dirt Sportsman Win

OHSWEKEN, ONT – The Race of Champions Sportsman 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified Series fueled by Sunoco paid a rescheduled visit to Ohsweken Speedway this past Friday night and when the final checkered flag flew, Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario, stood tall in victory lane after an epic battle with Brad Rouse.

“That was a pretty good race,” stated Chevalier from victory lane. “Brad (Rouse) is one of the best there is in this division and we battled all race. He was on the bottom and we were on the top and able to just to have enough to outrun him. It was a good race and we’re happy that we could grab the win. It’s challenging to win these races, it’s really an accomplishment that we are all proud of.”

Rouse of St. Catharines, Ontario and Chevalier exchanged the lead a handful of times during the course of the 30-lap feature. Chevalier worked the middle to high groove with Rouse maintaining a line on the bottom. In the end Chevalier was able to propel his momentum fast enough around the top to earn the victory.

Justin Sharp of St. Catharines, Ontario, turned in an incredible performance as he started deep in the field and marched is way forward in the fast paced race. Sharp was able to wrestle third away from Cody McPherson of St. Catharines, Ontario on the final lap of the race.

McPherson held on for fourth while Darrell Farraway of Hamilton, Ontario rounded out the top-fve.




James Mallory of St. Catharines, Ontario posted the fastest overall time in the timed hot lap sessions.

James Michael Friesen of St. Catharines, Ontario and Mallory earned the qualifying race victories.

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Feature Finish
Autograph Night 30
Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken, ON.
Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

Pos No. Name Laps
1 14 Chad Chevalier 30
2 18r Brad Rouse 30
3 8s Justin Sharp 30
4 7 Cody Mcpherson 30
5 66 Darrell Farraway 30
6 17c Jordan Cosco 30
7 119 Chris Watters 30
8 96 Luke Carlton 30
9 21p Tyler Puchalski 30
10 15 Adam Leslie 30
11 73 Dylan Davidson 30
12 12p Emily Puchalski 30
13 1 Andrew Smith 26
14 54 Mark Chiddy 24
15 20 Jay Mallory 18
16 9r Tom Richau 15
17 72 James Friesen 11

Qualifying Race Results:
Qualifying Race 1
Pos No. Name
1 72 James Michael Friesen
2 119 Chris Watters
3 14 Chad Chevalier
4 18r Brad Rouse
5 1 Andrew Smith
6 7 Cody Mcpherson
7 17c Jordan Cosco
8 73 Dylan Davidson

Qualifying Race 2
Pos No. Name
1 20 Jay Mallory
2 15 Adam Leslie
3 21p Tyler Puchalski
4 54 Mark Chiddy
5 66 Darrell Farraway
6 9r Tom Richau
7 96 Luke Carlton
8 8s Justin Sharp
9 12p Emily Puchalski

Point Standings following Ohsweken Speedway (Including Fastest Qualifying Time and Qualifying Race Bonus) 08/18/2017:

Pos No. Name Total
1 12 Chad Chevalier 213
2 18R Brad Rouse 205
3 8s Justin Sharp 173
4 7 Cody McPherson 163
5 20 Jay Mallory 145
6 15 Adam Leslie 142
7 96 Luke Carleton 140
8 21p Tyler Puchalski 135
9 17c Jordan Cosco 132
10 73 Dylan Davidson 129
11 52 James Friesen 115
12 12p Emily Puchalski 96
13 1 Andrew Smith 96
14 9R Tom Richau 95
15 66 Darrell Farraway 75
16 119 Chris Watters 74
17 7f Matt Farnham 67
18 12A Jeff Armstrong 63
19 74 David Flannigan 58
20 X Chris Storm 56
21 54 Mark Chiddy 52
22 87j Robbi Johnston 49
23 72 Gord McIntosh 48
24 4 Greg Martin 46
25 66 AJ Custodi 45
26 33 Chad Brown 44
27 78 Pat Sonnenberg 43
28 27z Ray Bliss 40
29 79 Scot Sonnenberg 40