By DON SIMPSON
The Brockville Ontario Speedway’s Dirt Outlaw Apparel/Carquest Fall Nationals rescheduled race from last Fall is coming May 23 with $10,000 on the line for the 358 Modified feature on this night.
The Dirt Outlaw Apparel/Carquest Fall Nationals is just the final event of what’s shaping up to be a bonanza weekend of racing. Also on the lineup that weekend is the second weekly points race of the 2022 season that will take place on Saturday, May 21 for all regular divisions. DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Novice Sportsman, Mini Stock and Crate Sprints will all be on the lineup that night.
On Monday, May 23, the 358 Modifieds (100 laps, $10,000), Sportsman (50 laps, $2,000), Novice Sports,30 Lap Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and RV Crate Sprints (25 laps, $1,000) will all be in action this night.
Corey Wheeler took home the win during night one of the Fall Nationals, beating out David Hebert who made a late-race challenge for the lead after battling his way through the pack of racers. Wheeler, who captured his first-ever win at the Fall Nationals, would love to repeat his success on night one of the 2021 Nationals.
Corey explained, “We are certainly going to be there. We have a re-draw spot so that’s nice going to an event that we will start somewhere close to the front. We are hoping to keep our momentum going from the Friday win, but we know there will be lots of competition.”
In comparison, David Hebert, who finished a close second in night one’s event of last season, might have something to say about this. The winner of the 2019 Brockville Ontario Fall Nationals is looking to bring home the 2021 title and from the years of experience and a well-geared team, Hebert will surely be there at the final laps challenging for the win.
David stated, “I am looking forward to the race at Brockville as we are locked in for the redraw and looking to get a good start position. We have always had a good car at Brockville and enjoy racing there. The car is fast and I have a good chance to finish on the podium, and maybe even the win.”
The recent big news is that Danny O’Brien announced he would be back with Slack Racing in 2022 for this event along with a few select races over the season.
“The details of which races other than the May 23 event and the 2022 Fall Nationals are still being worked out, but its longing to have a fun season” Danny explained.
O’Brien, who retired from full-time racing at the end of the 2018 season at the BOS, has been racing a few local events getting prepared for his challenge at the BOS. Last season’s Annual Applefest Weekend, O’Brian parked the No. 3 car in victory lane. If all goes as planned, Danny will return to his home track for this special event. He would love nothing better to get this notch on his belt as He was one win short of his hundredth win at the BOS when he retired.
Another driver for which you can never count out is two-time track champion, Ryan Arbuthnot. Ryan is geared up for the race already and is locked into the redraw for the May 23 race.
Ryan commented, “We are excited to get back going again. Hopefully, we get some nice weather here so everyone can open up on time. We will be racing at the rescheduled event. We won our heat last Fall, so that puts us in the redraw for the race. There will be a lot of good cars there. But we won’t really know what to expect till the year gets going and you see how everyone’s winter preparations have paid off.”
Paul Kirkland, owner/promoter of Brockville Ontario Speedway, was out preparing the track on the day we spoke.
“I am really looking forward to the upcoming season. Fortunately, COVID is almost done and we can get back to our normal routine here at the speedway. This weekend at the Brockville Ontario Speedway will kick-start the racing season into full gear and we are looking forward to a great weekend of racing.”
During this great weekend of racing, camping will be allowed and the speedway team is trying to secure some entertainment for those who will be staying over at the track.
As for Sunday, May 22 this will be a layover day before the big race on Monday. Campers can take a short trip down the 401 to the Cornwall Motor Speedway to watch the first round of the Fat Les Chip Stand Canadian Nationals. They can then return to their camping at the Brockville Speedway to relax and enjoy a campfire before Monday’s big race.
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For Monday, May 23, you must have last year’s ticket or armband for the rain check otherwise, you must pay to enter. To pre-book your tickets, or campsite please visit http://brockvillespeedway.com.
This will be a great weekend of racing closing out the long weekend with the Dirt Outlaw Apparel/Carquest Fall Nationals. Racing begins at 5:00 p.m.