DTD Lockdown Showdown Presented by SprintCarUnlimited.com iRacer Qualifying Nights Announced

BREWERTON, NY – It took just over 24 hours to fill the 100 spots open to iRacers for the Dirt Track Digest Lockdown Showdown presented by SprintCarUnlimited.com to fill up.

Dirt Track Digest officials sorted through the entries splitting the field into two, 50 car qualifying nights for the event.  These groups are balanced based on a drivers iRacing rating as well as their known accomplishments in the simulation.  These drivers will be joined by several Northeast/invited hot shoes who will have their qualifying night’s revealed tomorrow afternoon.

Headlining the Thursday night qualifying field is the current virtual Knoxville Raceway track record holder Craig Dunn, of Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.  Dunn turned a lap of 14.850 around the half-mile speedway to set the world record.

On Friday night, the biggest name in iRacing, Alex Bergeron hits the track.  Bergeron is the defending NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars iRacing Series champion.  His win percentage is unmatched in iRacing as the Quebec native wins approximately 60 percent of the races he enters.

Each night features drivers from the pro series level to rookies.  It will be a battle to see who can secure enough points to make it to the final 60 for Saturday night’s feature program which will include a minimum of 10 of our Northeast regulars.

The format for the race implements the Knoxville Nationals points system, drivers will time-trial, heat race and run an A, B or C-Main looking to acquire enough points to lock them into Saturday night’s program.  A perfect night would mean a driver scores 500 points.  They’d earn 200 for setting fast-time time trials, 100 points for a heat race win and another 200 points for winning the DIG Race Products 25-lap A-Main.

Saturday night is another full program with time-trials, heats as well as a D, C, B-Mains with the finale the Dirt Track Digest Lockdown Showdown presented by SprintCarUnlimited.com 35-lap A-Main.  For this program, the points got you in, but they don’t help here.  It all about the racing.

The total purse for the event A-Main is $500 with the winner picking up $175.  Second earns $125 with third scoring $90.  Fourth place takes home $60 while fifth picks up $50.  There have been several contingency prizes added as well allowing for over $800 to be paid out.

All three nights will be broadcast via the Dirt Track Digest Facebook page for FREE.  Thursday and Friday action begins at 8 p.m. while Saturday’s racing starts at 7 p.m.

Stay tuned to DirtTrackDigest.com and Facebook page for the latest developments for the first ever Lockdown Showdown.  Check out SprintCarUnlimited.com for the latest news from the world of Sprint Car racing.

DRIVER NOTE: DTD is currently finalizing the list of “invite” drivers which will be released tomorrow along with their qualifying nights.  If there is a conflict with numbers you will receive an email asking you to change your number in order to accommodate our invite drivers.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Thursday Night Qualifiers – April 9

Adam Buchanan 44 Syracuse, NY
AJ Kingsley 202 Fulton, NY
Brad Patton 22 West Palm Beach, FL
Braden Eyler 50 Franklin, PA
Brandon Chretien O2 Cicero, NY
Brandon Planck 77 Cortland, NY
Brian Hoag 114 New Brighton, PA
Brian Parr 80 Syracuse, NY
Bruce Hilton 10 Stanley, NY
Chris Kurdziel 7 Lehighton, PA
Christopher Hockley 14 Mechanicsburg, PA
Christopher Papa 13 West Seneca Lake, NY
Craig Dunn 57 Maryborough, QLD
Curtis Lamere 91 Burke, NY
Dave Flick O56 Livingston, MT
David Emigh 222 Ballston Spa, NY
Dylan Ondek OO2 Carlisle, PA
Eric Rutz 19 Mechanicsburg, PA
Gavin Collins 713 Lansing, NY
Jared Turnbull 9 Paris, ON
Jeff Herrick 49 Tulare, CA
Jeremy Zarfos 5 York, PA
Jesse Dakus O1 Edmonton, AL
John Guarino 211 New York, NY
John McPhee Jr O22 Rutland, VT
Joseph Achzet 1 Yorkville, NY
Justin Demontigny O9 Cornwall, ON
Kevin Loveys 18 Brantford, ON
Kyle Perry 20 Fulton, NY
Kyle Rochinski OO Dickson City, PA
Larry Moody 73 St. Louis, MO
Madison Mulder 71 Spencerville, ON
Matt Hearn 2 Vernon, NJ
Matthew Yorker 21 Central Square, NY
Maxime Paquette 57 St. Cesaire, QUE
Michael Rozendahl O5 East Rockaway, NY
Mike Phelps 99 Cato, NY
Mike Schultz 16 Naples, NY
Peter Dance 56 Warren, CT
Richie Preston 25 West Middlesex, PA
Rylin Turley 87 Cleveland, NY
Shayne Pierce 88 St. Catharines, ON
Ted Barcomb 11 Rochester, NY
Ted Starr O13 Fulton, NY
Trevor Years 113 Honeoye, NY
Tyler Puchalski O21 Port Colborne, ON
William Richardson 24 East Greenbush, NY
William Sauve 210 Tully, NY
Wyatt Brown 200 Chico, CA
Zane Scott 37 Castalia, OH


Friday Night Qualifiers – April 10

Alex Bergeron 12 Drummondville, QUE
Austin Griffie 57 Carlisle, PA
Billy Rowlee 79 New Paris, OH
Brendan Morgan 31 East Greenbush, NY
Brian Zyck 28 Blairstown, NJ
Bryce Bailey O20 Waverly, NY
CD Coville 61 Fultonville, NY
Connor Ross 44 Cambridge, ON
Corey Heffron 51 Baldwinsville, NY
Dave Axton 2 Port Byron, NY
David J Wilson 17 Ottawa, ON
Denis Cardinal 66 St. Jean Sur Richeleau, QUE
Dustin Griffitts 82 Bloomington, IN
Dylan Zacharias 27 Palermo, NY
Grant Wessley 88 Princeton, IN
Greg Netherwood O1 Pittsford, NY
Gregg Caldara 119 Smokersville, NY
Jacob Pietrowicz 75 Phoenix, NY
Jake Karklin 5 Waxhaw, NC
JJ Courcy 4 Mexico, NY
Joseph Sease 76 Greencastle, PA
Justin Carey O42 Beech Grove, IN
Kevin Chaffee 73 White River, VT
Kevin Hanley 110 Albany, NY
Kody Hartlaub O2 East Berlin, PA
Kyle Young 93 Central Square, NY
Lee Dakus O75 Edmonton, AL
Mason Hannagan 1 Pittsboro, IN
Michael Peek 6 Mayfield, NY
Mike Fowler 410 Fulton, NY
Patrick Smith 21 Andover, NH
Philip Normandin 190 Granby, QUE
Quentin Young 91 Syracuse, NY
Richard Bates 42 Badger, MN
Richard French 926 Granville, NY
Rob Hile 15 Syracuse, NY
Rob Mortier 29 Rochester, NY
Robert Hill Jr 84 Ottawa, ON
Ryan Simmons 20 Cream Ridge, NJ
Scott Duell 14 Bennington, VT
Seth Miles OO2 Johnstown, NY
Shilo Boyce 55 Hadley, NY
Tim Axton 99 Auburn, NY
Travis Gagnon 22 Niagara OTL, ON
Travis Pullen 30 Spring Hill, FL
Troy Wagaman Jr O19 Hanover, PA
Tyler Driever 33 Meridian, ID
Tyler Schell 85 Millersburg, PA
Vanze Zachary 32 Cortland, NY
Zack Passen 19 Parsonsburg, MD


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