Bristol, Rouse, and Kerwin Win Sportsman LCQ’s at Oswego

By Bill Foley

OSWEGO, N.Y. (October 12, 2019) – Kane Bristol, Brad Rouse and Scott Kerwin drove their way into the Chevy Performance 75 late Saturday night in the three Sportsmen last chance qualifiers.

In heat one Bristol took the lead from Jessica Power on the fifth lap and crossed the finish line two-tenths of a second ahead of the Kingston, Ontario driver.

Bob Henry was third and following were Nick Heywood, Willy Decker Jr., Mike Fowler, Scott Duell, John Brown, Michael White and Ryan McCartney.

Bristol said, “It was a good race, but I wish I wasn’t in it. We came here and ran good until time trials and timed in tenth. In the qualifier I had carburetor issues and the restarts were just killing me. I think I picked up a couple of things tonight that will help us tomorrow.”



Rouse took the lead early and simply ran away from James Michael Friesen.

There was one major mishap in the race as on the first lap in the backstretch Travis Bruno, Julien Raymond and Griffin Mansmith piled in together and forced a couple of those cars off on the hook.

Rouse and Friesen were followed by Will Shields, Derek Webb, Darryl Nutting, Dave Flannigan Jr., Austin Germinio, JaMike Sowle, J.F. Tessier and Chris Cayea.

The winner is coming off a tough week and said, “The car was a handful tonight, but we’ve come a long way this weekend. Our time trial just wasn’t good, and we started out in trouble. But we’re in the show.”

The final qualifying race of the weekend saw Kerwin, who was driving the Buddy Pawlik car for only the third time this season, pass Cedrec Gaurveau on an early restart after Normand Hamel had spun between three and four.

The duo finished first and second and completing the top ten were David Manchester, Tom Collins Jr., Dave Boisclair, Alex Lajoie, Bucko Branham, Andrew Smith, Fred Proctor and Chris XFCorbett.

The field is now set for the 11:00 a.m. on Sunday for the Chevy Performance 75

DIRTcar Sportsman Series
Super DIRT Week
Oswego Speedway
Oswego, N.Y.
Saturday October 12, 2019

Last Chance Qualifier #1 (12 Laps)
1. 31 – Kane Bristol
2. 52 – Jessica Power
3. 10J – Bob Henry
4. 29 – Nick Heywood
5. 1X – Willy Decker Jr.
6. 410 – Mike Fowler
7. 87 – Scott Duell
8. 76 – John Brown
9. 42 – Michael White
10. 18M – Ryan McCartney
11. 35 – Thomas Cook
12. 14V – John Virgilio
13. 21R – Roger Tresidder
14. 19C – Brandon Carvey
15. 3H – Colby Herzog
16. A47 – Dale Corbett
17. 66 – Jason Bruno
18. 111 – Henry Desormeau
19. 75 – A.J. Custodi
20. 1R – Ricky Thompson
(First two finishers transferred to the feature)

Last Chance Qualifier #2 (12 Laps):
1. 18R – Brad Rouse
2. 72 – James M. Friesen
3. 82 – Will Shields
4. 66W – Derek Webb
5. 42N – Daryl Nutting
6. 7 – Dave Flannigan Jr.
7. 10 – Austin Germinio
8. 711 – John Sowle
9. 76T – JF Tessier
10. 18 – Chris Cayea
11. 33M – Richard Murtaugh
12. 42M – Derrick McGrew
13. 38S – Dylan Swinehart
14. 5S – Tanner Siemons
15. 24B – Brnadon Gibbons
16. 48 – Keara Backus
17. 38R – Julien Raymond
18. 99 – Griffen Mansmith
19. 70A – Alex Payne
20. 65 – Tyler Cocoran
(First two finishers transferred to the feature)

Last Chance Qualifier #3 (12 laps)
1. 1K – Scott Kerwin
2. 22C – Cedric Gauvreau
3. 4M – David Manchester
4. 713 – Tom Collins Jr.
5. 02 – David Boisclair
6. 33X – Alex LaJoie
7. 20B – Bucko Branham
8. 1EH – Andrew Smith
9. 54 – Fred Proctor
10. A48 – Chris Corbett
11. 42 – Justin Buff
12. 42T – Tucker O’Connor
13. 80X – Zachary George
14. 7TS – Torrey Stroughtenger
15. 84 – Normand Hamel
16. 41 – Dalton Rombough
17. (First two finishers transferred to the feature)