Kevin Root Drills Down Pole Position for Sportsman at Oswego – DTD Exclusive

From Bobby Sweeney

OSWEGO, N.Y. (October 11, 2019) — After 103 Sportsman took time in qualifying, the top six in time trials locked into the field. Kevin Root and Robert Delormier will make up the front tow, while teenager Addison Bowman, Jamie Begor, Moise Page, and Adam McAullife completed the top six.

“It’s a big relief, a huge load off our shoulders,” said polesitter Root. “It lets us relax until Sunday. We’ll go out tonight and heat cycle some tires and try some things, hopefully we can keep up this speed all race.”

A very slick track greeted drivers in qualifying. While Root went late, he still went to the top.

“Last year the track was different with all the rain,” noted Root. “We’ll look at the weather and wait before we make any setup calls. A win on Sunday would be my biggest ever, it’s DIRT Week, I want to win it.”



Robert Delormier had a good year in the St. Lawrence Seaway area, and his speed translated to Oswego with a second place run in qualifying.

“It’s a relief for sure, now we don’t need to race tonight,” said Delormier. “This track reminds me of my home track, Mohawk. It slicked off like it, and I like it when it’s slick so it’s more technical. I was worried since the track took rubber some and we weren’t the last car out, and the last car always gets the most rubber. Either way, we’re in and hopeful for Sunday.”

The Chevy Performance 75 feature event kicks off Sunday, led to the field by Root and Delormier.

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series
Super DIRT Week
Oswego Speedway
Oswego, N.Y.
Friday October 11, 2019

Qualifying:
1. 34 – Kevin Root, 22.457
2. 1D – Robert Delormier, 22.490
3. 12B – Addison Bowman, 22.619
4. 19 – Jamie Begor, 22.635
5. 66P – Moise Pagem 22.655
6. 234 – Adam McAulliffe, 22.656
7. 0 – Shane Pecore, 22.682
8. 92 – Andrew Buff, 22.690
9. 20K – Kyle Inman, 22.692
10. 31 – Kane Bristol, 22.697
11. 997 – Robert Bublak, 22.709
12. 25 – Matt Janczuk, 22.725
13. 13 – Cionnor Cleveland, 22.752
14. 73C – Kevin Chaffe, 22.790
15. 3R – Chris Mackey, 22.854
16. 3C – Cole Hentschel, 22.856
17. 8 – Alan Fink, 22.866
18. 15B – Brianna Ladouceur, 22.876
19. 60 – Jackson Gill, 22.879
20. 621 – Brian Hudson, 22.887
21. 72F – James M. Friesen, 22.891
22. 0 – Jason Gray, 22.922
23. 8 – Jack Spesock, 22.937
24. 1F – A.J. Lloyd, 22.943
25. 4M – David Machester, 22.970
26. 15 – Adam Pierson, 22.977
27. 5H – Amy Holland, 23.025
28. 42N – Darryl Nutting, 23.027
29. 14 – Zach Arqueitte, 23.036
30. 41 – Dalton Rombough, 23.038
31. 2 – Sam Junkin, 23.090
32. 33M – Richard Murtaugh, 23.125
33. 33. 94 – Gabriel Cyr, 23.139
34. 1Y – Mark Yorker, 23.145
35. 6 – Mike Coffey Jr, 23.157
36. 14V – John Virgilio, 23.167
37. 99C – Billy Clark Jr, 23.173
38. 22C – Cedric Gauvreau, 23.198
39. 1M – Tyler Murray, 23.200
40. 52 – Jessica Power, 23.208
41. 42M – Derrick McGrew Jr, 23.233
42. 20B – Bucko Branham, 23.256
43. 38 – Zach Sobotka, 23.257
44. 29 – Nick Heywood, 23.264
45. 713 – Tom Collins Jr, 23.296
46. 79 – Jeff Prentice, 23.304
47. 82 – Will Shields, 23.309
48. 1X – Willy Decker Jr, 23.311
49. 18R – Brad Rouse, 23.313
50. 84 – Norman Hamel, 23.316
51. 410 – Mike Fowler, 23.343
52. 4S – Tanner Simmons, 23.349
53. 42T – Tucker O’Connor, 23.362
54. 76T – J.F. Tessier, 23.363
55. 2 – David Boisclair, 23.374
56. 42 – Justin Buff, 23.380
57. 38S – Dylan Swinehart, 23.394
58. 33X – Alex LaJoie, 23.395
59. 66W – Derek Webb, 23.398
60. 711 – JaMike, Sowle, 23.446
61. 1 – Kale Goff, 23.459
62. 18M – Ryan MacCartney, 23.461
63. 75 – A.J. Custodi, 23.461
64. 18 – Chris Cayea, 23.473
65. 57 – Remmington Hamm, 23.491
66. 19C – Brandon Carvey, 23.530
67. 1K – Scott Kerwin, 23.538
68. 35 – Thomas Cook, 23.541
69. 10 – Austin Germinio, 23.554
70. 49 – Keven Poliquin, 23.555
71. 1R – Ricky Thompson, 23.575
72. 10J – Bob Henry Jr, 23.589
73. 70A – Adam Payne, 23.609
74. 80 – Zach George, 23.660
75. 24B – Brandon Gibbons, 23.703
76. 22 – Roddy Watts, 23.74
77. 01R – Robert Gage, 23.778
78. 1EH – Andrew Smith, 23.800
79. 76 – John Brown, 23.800
80. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 23.819
81. C20 – Corey Cormier, 23.855
82. 38X – Julien Raymond, 23.856
83. 7S – Michael Sabia, 23.869
84. 7S – Torrey Stoughtenger, 23.885
85. 38X – Jean-Mathew Raymond, 23.909
86. 47 – Dale Corbett, 23.940
87. 00J – Joe Gosek, 24.019
88. 48A – Chris Corbett, 24.023
89. 54 – Fred Proctor, 24.031
90. R7 – Lonnie Rivers, 24.054
91. 3 – Colby Herzog, 24.059
92. 87J – Scott Duell, 24.064
93. 7 – Dave Flannigan Jr, 24.085
94. 33R – Travis Bruno, 24.147
95. 99 – Griffen Mansmith, 24.167
96. 66 – Jason Bruno, 24.169
97. 21R – Roger Tresidder, 24.170
98. 4 – J.J. Courcy, 24.255
99. 43 – Michael White, 24.967
100. 111 – Henry Desormeau, 25.275
101. 48 – Kerra Backus, NT
DQ: 31B – Ryan Dolbear
DQ: 64 – Tyler Cocoran