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Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall

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CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Monday, July 1 – Persistence paid off Sunday night for Carey Terrance, who, after a dramatic late-race pass for the lead, claimed the Super DIRTcar Series victory at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

 

An impressive total of 58 entries competed for a spot in the Sunday’s 30-car feature, and Terrance kept ahead, claiming a win in his heat race and drawing the ninth starting spot. He worked his way up to the top five by lap 50, and in lap 86 challenged David Hebert for the lead. His first challenge faltered when nearby cars collided to bring out a caution, but Terrance was not willing to give up, pulling up outside Hebert on the backstretch in lap 89 and passing him for the lead in turns 3 and 3.

 

“I just took my time with the race, and as the night went on, the tires got better,” Terrance said, adding that multiple cautions late in the race worked in his favor. “I think [Hebert] cooled his tires there at the end. We got the advantage over him at the last restart, and the car was just good after that.”

 

While Terrance, of Hogansburg, N. Y., spent the first half of the 100-lapper working up to the top five, Bobby Varin and Billy Dunn battled for a spot at the front of the pack. Polesitter Varin, of Johnstown, N. Y., took the initial lead at the green flag, but Dunn, of Watertown, N. Y., found the opportunity to pass him off a lap 9 restart.

 

Dunn clung to his position for the next 45 caution-free laps, successfully maneuvering lapped traffic to carve out a hefty lead over Varin. The yellow flag waved in lap 55, bringing the field together, but Dunn managed to stay ahead on the double-file restart. Behind him, Whittaker and Varin fought for second, with Whittaker claiming it in lap 50 only to lose it to Hebert off a restart in lap 64.

 

In lap 69, the Number One Speed Shop No. 49 slowed, and Dunn fell behind both Hebert and Whittaker to third. Experiencing mechanical issues, he pit under caution, managing to just barely make it back to the track before the green. Dunn finished 23rd overall.

 

Meanwhile, Terrance, who had been in fourth place since lap 50, charged ahead at a lap 73 restart to claim second over Whittaker and defending series champion Matt Sheppard. The last quarter of the race became a battle between Hebert and Terrance. After multiple attempts to challenge Hebert, Terrance won out in the end, taking the win.

 

A weekly competitor at Cornwall, Terrance said he was pleased with a victory at his home track, especially less-than-stelar finishes.

 

“We had a bad couple weekends. We’ve been leading the race and going off the track and stuff like that,” said Terrance, whose 12th- and 16th-place finishes in 358-Modified features at Cornwall certainly pale in comparison to a prestigious Super DIRTcar Series wins. “It’s definitely a good one for the guys, to redeem ourselves.”

 

Hebert maintained his position to finish second and Whittaker finished third. Sheppard started 12th and finished fourth and Jimmy Phelps, of Baldwinsville, N. Y., started eighth and finished fifth. Rounding out the top ten are Erick Rudolph in sixth, Mat Williamson in seventh, Danny O’Brien in eighth, Stephan LaFrance in ninth, and Dale Planck in tenth.

 

Third-place finisher Whittaker said he was happy with a podium finish, and hopes for a repeat during tomorrow’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race later today at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

 

“I was gunning for the win, but I can’t complain with a top-three in a Big-Block Modified series race,” said Whittaker, of Iroquois, Ontario. “I’m proud of everybody and I’m hoping we can do the same tomorrow.”

 

Joining the 358-Modified Series for Cornwall’s Canada Day special will be the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series. Competitor pits open at 1 p.m. and grandstand gates at 2 p.m., with racing scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

 

The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified tour continues with Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 5 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N. Y. The race night, promoted by Big-Block Modified No. 20 driver and seven-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Brett Hearn, also features the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series.

 

Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series, Round 3

Cornwall Motor Speedway – Sunday, June 30, 2013

Statistical Report

 

A-Main (100 laps):

1. 66x Carey Terrance – Hogansburg, N. Y.

2. 1H David Hebert – St-Damase, Quebec

3. 38 Luke Whittaker – Iroquois, Ontario

4. 9s Matt Sheppard – Waterloo, N. Y.

5. 98h Jimmy Phelps – Baldwinsville, N. Y.

6. 25 Erick Rudolph – Ransomville, N. Y.

7. 6 Mat Williamson – St. Catharines, Ontario

8. 17d Danny O’Brien – Iverary, Ontario

9. 115 Stephane LaFrance – St. Albert, Ontario

10. 7z Dale Planck – Cortland, N. Y.

11. 5* Danny Johnson – Rochester, N. Y.

12. 20 Brett Hearn – Sussex, N. J.

13. 91 Billy Decker – Sidney, N. Y.

14. 71 Mike Bowman – St. Catharines, Ontario

15. 66V Bobby Varin – Johnstown, N. Y.

16. 21k Randy Chrysler – Lewiston, N. Y.

17. 21a Pete Britten – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

18. 4J Jeff Sykes

19. 124 Pierre Dagenais

20. 8 Rich Scagliotta – Hillsborough, N. J.

21. 84 Gary Tomkins – Clifton Springs, N. Y.

22. 83 Laurent Ladouceur – Alexandria, Ontario

23. 49 Billy Dunn – Watertown, N. Y.

24. 74 Matt Billings – Brockville, Ontario

25. 39a Alan Therrien

26. 3 Justin Haers – Phelps, N. Y.

27. 40 Joel Doiron – Alexandria, Ontario

28. 151 Brian McDonald – Cornwall, Ontario

29. 03 Zach Aubertine – Chaumont, N. Y.

30. 66 Kyle Dingwall – South Dundas, Ontario

 

Did not qualify:

48T Dave Rauscher – Waterloo, N. Y.

22J Jeremy Wilder – Fort Plain, N. Y.

21 Yan Bussiere – Drummondville, Quebec

23 Dany Bilodeau – Victoriaville, Quebec

99 Bruno LaPage – Maple Grove, Quebec

99L Larry Wight – Baldwinsville, N. Y.

98L Justin Lalanchette

27 Gilles Godard

54 Steve Bernard – Granby, Quebec

72 Tommy Flannigan – Port Robinson, Ontario

97 Michel Chicoine – Ste-Cecile De Milton, Quebec

17 Marc Therrien – Williamstown, Ontario

10c Tim Currier – Auburn, N. Y.

16 Gage Morin – St. Andrews West, Ontario

188 David Papineau – Akwesasne, Ontario

46 Kayle Robidoux – St. Constant, Quebec

88 Tim O’Brien – Kingston, Ontario

01 Chris Raabe – Napanee, Ontario

64 Daniel Nadeau

22c Mario Clair – Drummondville, Quebec

R70 Ryan Arbithnot

44 Lance Willix II – Theresa, N. Y.

10R Gabriel Richer

14 Tom Benedict

27T Travis Stacey

39 Clement Therrien – Victoriaville, Quebec

73 Alain Boisvert – Lachine, Quebec

5 David Cote

 

B-Mains (10 laps, top 2 transfer)

 

B-Main 1: 1. 91 Billy Decker; 2. 25 Erick Rudolph; 3. 48T Dave Rauscher; 4. 22J Jeremy Wilder; 5. 21 Yan Bussiere; 6. 23 Dany Bilodeau; 7. 21a Pete Britten; 8. 84 Gary Tomkins; 9. 99 Bruno LaPage; 10. 99L Larry Wight; 11. 98L Justin Lalanchette; 12. 27 Gilles Godard; 13. 3 Justin Haers

 

B-Main 2: 6 Mat Williamson; 2. 17d Danny O’Brien; 3. 54 Steve Bernard; 4. 72 Tommy Flannigan; 5. 97 Michel Chicoine; 6. 151 Brian McDonald; 7. 17 Marc Therrien; 8. 10c Tim Currier; 9. 16 Gage Morin; 10. 188 David Papineau; 11. 03 Zach Aubertine; 12. 46 Kayle Robidoux; 13. 88 Tim O’Brien

 

B-Main 3: 1. 39a Alan Therrien; 2. 21k Randy Chrysler; 3. 01 Chris Raabe; 4. 64 Daniel Nadeau; 5. 22c Mario Clair; 6. 8 Rich Scagliotta; 7. R70 Ryan Arbithnot; 8. 44 Lance Willix II; 9. 10R Gabriel Richer; 10. 14 Tom Benedict; 11. 27T Travis Stacey; 12. 39 Clement Terrien; 13. 73 Alain Boisvert. DNS: 5 David Cote

 

Qualifying Heats (8 laps, top 3 qualify, top 2 to redraw)

Heat 1: 1. 1H David Hebert; 2. 115 Stephane LaFrance; 3. 5* Danny Johnson; 4. 3 Justin Haers; 5. 48Too Dave Rauscher; 6. 84 Gary Tomkins; 7. 22J Jeremy Wilder; 8. 21a Pete Britten; 9. 27 Gilles Godard

Heat 2: 1. 66v Bobby Varin; 2. 66 Kyle Dingwall; 3. 40 Joel Doiron; 4. 91 Billy Decker; 5. 25 Erick Rudolph; 6. 21 Yan Bussiere; 7. 99L Larry Wight; 8. 23 Dany Bilodeau; 9. 99 Bruno LaPage

Heat 3: 1. 74 Matt Billings; 2. 49 Billy Dunn; 3. 7z Dale Planck; 4. 03 Zach Aubertine; 5. 72 Tommy Flannigan; 6. 17d Danny O’Brien; 7. 16 Gage Morin; 8. 151 Brian McDonald; 9. 97 Michel Chicoine; 10. 188 David Papineau

Heat 4: 1. 20 Brett Hearn; 2. 38 Luke Whittaker; 3. 4J Jeff Sykes; 4. 6 Mat Williamson; 5. 54 Steve Bernard; 6. 88 TIm O’Brien; 7. 46 Kayle Robidoux; 8. 10c Tim Currier; 9. 17 Marc Therrien; 10. 98L Justin Lalancette

Heat 5: 1. 71 Mike Bowman; 2. 98H Jimmy Phelps; 3. 124 Pierre Dagenais; 4. 64 Daniel Nadeau; 5. 39 Clement Therrien; 6. R70 Ryan Arbithnot; 7. 01 Chris Raabe; 8. 10R Gabriel Richer; 9. 44 Lance Willix II; 10. 5 David Cote

Heat 6: 1. 66x Carey Terrance; 2. 9s Matt Sheppard; 3. 73 Alain Boisvert; 4. 39a Alan Therrien; 5. 22c Mario Clair; 6. 21k Randy Chrysler; 7. 23L Laurent Ladouceur; 8. 8 Rich Scagliotta; 9. 27T Travis Stacey; 10. 14 Tom Benedict

8:00 – Time Trials: 1. 1H David Hebert – 14.239; 2. 9s Matt Sheppard – 14.343; 3. 115 Stephane LaFrance – 14.347; 4. 74 Matt Billings – 14.365; 5. 20 Brett Hearn – 14.392; 6. 66 Kyle Dingwall – 14.466; 7. 66V Bobby Varin – 14.534; 8. 91 Billy Decker – 14.534; 9. 40 Joel Doiron – 14.535; 10. 49 Billy Dunn – 14.549; 11. 5* Danny Johnson – 14.598; 12. 151 Brian McDonald – 14.619; 13. 73 Alain Boisvert – 14.633; 14. 66x Carey Terrance – 14.645; 15. 3 Justin Haers – 14.661; 16. 4J Jeff Sykes – 14.677; 17. 7z Dale Planck – 14.678; 18. 71 Mike Bowman – 14.680; 19. 98H Jimmy Phelps – 14.682; 20. 84 Gary Tomkins – 14.710; 21. 39a Alan Therrien – 14.720; 22. 03 Zach Aubertine – 14.723; 23. 48T Dave Rauscher – 14.751; 24. 21 Yan Bussiere – 14.752; 25. 38 Luke Whttaker – 14.777; 26. 64 Daniel Nadeau – 14.788; 27. 25 Erick Rudolph – 14.794; 28. 21a Pete Britten – 14.804; 29. 23 Dany Bilodeau – 14.839; 30. 72 Tommy Flannigan – 14.852; 31. 54 Steve Bernard – 14.863; 32. 10c Tim Currier – 14.865; 33. 23L Laurent Ladouceur – 14.874; 34. R70 Ryan Arbithnot – 14.882; 35. 124 Pierre Dagenais – 14.894; 36. 01 Chris Raabe – 14.903; 37. 17d Danny O’Brien – 14.929; 38. 22c Mario Clair – 14.938; 39. 99 Larry Wight – 14.955; 40. 88 Tim O’Brien – 14.956; 41. 46 Kayle Robidoux – 14.969; 42. 10R Gabriel Richer – 14.991; 43. 22J Jeremy Wilder – 15.003; 44. 6 Mat Williamson – 15.011; 45. 21k Randy Chrysler – 15.012; 46. 39 Clement Therrien – 15.092; 47. 16 Gage Morin – 15.121; 48. 27 Gilles Godard – 15.167; 49. 188 David Papineau – 15.169; 50. 99 Bruno LePage – 15.191; 51. 97 Michel Chicoine – 15.251; 52. 8 Rich Scagliotta – 15.252; 53. 14 Tom Benedict – 15.260; 54. 98L Justin Lalancette – 15.273; 55. 27T Travis Stacey – 15.348; 56. 5 David Cote – 15.297; 57. 17 Marc Therrien – 15.536; 58. 44 Lance Willix II – 15.778

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