Ladouceur Extends Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Points Lead With Rolling Wheels Victory!

Date: 9/27/2009 1:13:35 AM

 
Ladouceur Claims 4th Pro Stock Series Victory At Rolling Wheels 


Elbridge
, NY
– September 26, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent

If there was any question whether a crate engine could keep up with an open motor in the Pro Stock class on a bigger speedway, Joey Ladouceur put those doubts to rest on Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Ladouceur took the lead from top tour rival Pete Stefanski on lap 16 of the 30-lap Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series feature and rolled on to convincing win in the Terrell’s Potato Chips 30. 

"Usually the roles are reversed, Pete (Stefanski) is a bottom dweller, he always runs the bottom," said Ladouceur, after exiting his Coffrage 20-20 Minimax Express no. 92 Cadillac-STS Stinger X in victory lane. With his win he extends his series points lead to 11 over three-time defending champion Stefanski going into Super DIRT Week XXXVIII, Oct. 7-11 at the New York State Fairgrounds. “He must of made up positions at the start because he left the door open.”

Jocelyn Roy got the jump on Stefanski to grab the lead on the opening lap of the mainevent. One lap later a quick yellow flew to tighten the field back up. On the restart Roy stayed in the lead for a short period as Stefanski was scored the race leader by only a bumper once they reached the start/finish line. 

With battles all over the speedway, the yellow reappeared on lap five for a multi-car tangle exiting turn four, although all cars were able to continue. With Stefanski leading by a few car lengths, another caution period came on lap seven for a spinning Buddy Hecnke and John Zimmerman in turn two.

With 10 laps complete Stefanski had built up a quarter of a straightaway lead on the field as 10th-place starter Ladouceur had raced his way to third and was coming quickly to the front as he gained on Stefanski and Roy. Connecticut traveler Don Carlson and Canandian invader Dave Bissonnette ran in the top-five. 

On lap 14, Ladouceur used a lapped car and Stefanski running the top to his advantage and he was able to duck under both exiting turn four to be scored the new leader. His lead was short lived as Stefanski fought back to retake the top spot at the halfway point. Yet still finding bite on the bottom, Ladouceur again made a charge re-assuming the top spot on lap 16 by a half a hood length.

With the starter giving the 10 laps to go sign, Ladouceur had opened up an almost full second lead although Stefanski still gave chase. Carlson ran alone in third as Roy and Bissonnette showed in the top-five. 

A final caution came out on lap 21 to set up a nine-lap shootout to the finish.

Over the final laps Stefanski shadowed Ladouceur with Carlson right closing in on the top-two. On the last lap Ladouceur was first under the checkers yet exiting turn four Stefanski got caught behind a lapped car allowing Carlson to duck under and grab the runner-up spot at the finish. Bissonnette and Roy rounded out the final front-five. 

"After that (pass for the lead) we just protected, which was good for me in the points tonight. Rolling Wheels is always fast and it lived up to that tonight." Ladouceur said he was going to get a good night sleep and get right to work for Syracuse.

Up next, the 2009 Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series makes its lone stop of the year at the New York State Fairgrounds when the Northeast’s top traveling teams converge on the Syracuse Mile for Super DIRT Week XXXVIII and the BNC Motorsports 25 on Sunday, October 11. 

STOCK TIPS
Spearheaded by long-time Pro Stock fan Tom Ames from the ‘Parking Lot Gang,’ money was raised to provide a number of bonus awards during the annual autumn stop at Rolling Wheels Raceway. With 100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales going to the drivers in competition on Saturday, $660 was divided up between $50 ‘Move of the Race’ winner Don Carlson (pass for 2nd in final turn) and $50 ‘Hard Charger’ Joey Ladouceur (10th to 1st), with the remaining $560 extending the posted purse from 12th to 25th-place on the final scoresheet; an additional $40 per position. Inspired further to act on behalf of his favorite class, Ames donated a pair of Super DIRT Week tickets towards the raffle with Corey Phillips from the Canadian province of Quebec going home the lucky winner.

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Race #7 – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, September 26, 2009 ‘Terrells Potato Chips 30’ Event Summary

Feature

FIN      ST       CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN

1          10        92        Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT($1,000)

2          5          26        Don Carlson/Ridgefield,CT

3          1          2          Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY

4          6          47        Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT

5          2          05        Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE

6          8          7          Rob Yetman/Castleton,NY

7          12        73        P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE

8          11        48        Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY

9          4          47s      Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT

10        13        6          Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE

11        9          33        Bruno Cyr/St.Liboire,QUE

12        7          10        Buddy Hencke/Sand Lake,NY

13        3          18        Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY

14        15        98t       Jack Terrell/Jamesville,NY

15        16        4          Roch Aubin/Alexandria,ONT

16        18        8          Sean Corr/Goshen,NY

17        21        ba98   Steve Johnston/Ingelside,ONT

18        22        0          John Zimmerman/Burt,NY

19        14        73j       Troy Arnold/Middletown,NY

20        23        188     David Papineau/Akwesasne,NY

21        17        71        Scott Gribben/Royalton,NY

22        19        6z        Butch Zimmerman/Burt,NY

23        24        99        Mike Martin/Lockport,NY

24        20        88        Allen Peters/Westville,NY

25        25        62        Andrew Northrop/Rochester,NY

LAP LEADERS:   Roy (1), Stefanski (2-13), Ladouceur (14), Stefanski (15), Ladouceur (16-30).  

CAUTIONS:   4 (lap 2, lap 5, lap 7, lap 21).

HEAT WINNERS: Carlson, Roy, Stefanski. 

SYRACUSE QUALIFIER:    Dave Bissonnette. 

NATIONAL PARTS PEDDLER HALFWAY LEADER:   Pete Stefanski.                       

FAST TIME TRIALER:   Joey Ladouceur (24.347sec/92.414mph).

CARS ENTERED:   25.

NEXT EVENT:   New York State Fairgrounds "BNC Motorsports 25" - October 11, 2009.

                                   

QUALIFYING

            FAST              AVE               

            TIME               MPH               CAR# DRIVER

1          24.347            92.414            92        Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT

2          24.448            92.032            26        Don Carlson/Ridgefield,CT

3          24.651            91.274            7          Rob Yetman/Castleton,NY

4          24.752            90.902            2          Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY

5          24.797            90.737            73        P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE

6          24.881            90.430            47s      Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT

7          25.016            89.942            47        Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT

8          25.031            89.889            05        Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE

9          25.038            89.863            48        Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY

10        25.060            89.785            18        Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY

11        25.159            89.431            71        Scott Gribben/Royalton,NY

12        25.168            89.399            10        Buddy Hencke/Sand Lake,NY

13        25.181            89.353            88        Allen Peters/Westville,NY

14        25.204            89.272            33        Bruno Cyr/St.Liboire,QUE

15        25.286            88.982            6          Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE

16        25.295            88.950            99        Mike Martin/Lockport,NY

17        25.340            88.792            8          Sean Corr/Goshen,NY

18        25.493            88.260            98t       Jack Terrell/Jamesville,NY

19        25.496            88.249            4          Roch Aubin/Alexandria,ONT

20        25.611            87.853            73j       Troy Arnold/Middletown,NY

21        27.541            81.696            62        Andrew Northrop/Rochester,NY

22          -NT-                -----               0          John Zimmerman/Burt,NY

23          -NT-                -----               6z        Butch Zimmerman/Burt,NY

24          -NT-                -----               ba98   Steve Johnston/Ingelside,ONT

25          -NT-                -----               188     David Papineau/Akwesasne,NY             

Heat Races (8 laps, all transfer to feature; top 4 redraw)

#1: Carlson, PJ Peters, Ladouceur, Cyr, Lebrun, Aubin, B.Zimmerman, Martin (DNS).

#2: Roy, Yetman, Oakes, Jackson, Arnold, Gribben, A.Peters, J.Zimmerman.

#3: Stefanski, Wheeler, Bissonnette, Hencke, Terrell, Corr, Johnston, Papineau, Northrop.

 

Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Point Standings (Sept. 26)

No.          Driver                      Total      Points      Bonus     Diff          Track      Wins       Top 5      Top 10    Starts

92            Joey Ladouceur     992          632          360            0            Cornwall 4              6              6              7

2              Pete Stefanski        981          621          360          -11           Genesee 2              6              6              7

26            Don Carlson          913          553          360          -79           Leb-Val   1              4              5              7

73            P.J. Peters              873          513          360          -119         Cornwall 0              3              5              7

7              Rob Yetman           834          474          360          -158         Leb-Val   0              2              4              7

48            Dion Oakes            810          450          360          -182         Cornwall 0              1              5              7

6              Stephane Lebrun   793          433          360          -199         Drummond 0          2              3              7

47            Dave Bissonnette  735          375          360          -257         Cornwall 0              2              3              6

4              Roch Aubin            731          371          360          -261         Cornwall 0              0              2              7

18            Louie Jackson       699          339          360          -293         Cornwall 0              0              2              6

8              Sean Corr               699          339          360          -293         Leb-Val   0              1              1              6

1              Ricky Thompson  689          329          360          -303         Cornwall 0              1              2              6

05            Jocelyn Roy          635          275          360          -357         Drummond 0          1              3              4

33            Bruno Cyr               634          274          360          -358         Drummond 0          0              1              5

188          David Papineau     623          263          360          -369         Cornwall 0              0              0              6

99            Ghislain Valade     535          175          360          -457         Cornwall 0              2              2              2

69            Jody Swamp          521          161          360          -471         Mohawk  0              1              1              2

99            Mike Martin            513          153          360          -479         Genesee 0              0              0              3

6x            Travis Back            510          150          360          -482         Mohawk  0              1              2              2

78            William Chubb       504          144          360          -488         Cornwall 0              0              0              3

08            Richard Bertrand   501          141          360          -491         Drummond 0          0              2              2

88            Allen Peters            500          320          180          -492         Mohawk  0              0              3              5

7Jr           Harvey Arquette Jr.497          137          360          -495         Mohawk  0              0              0              3

6z            Butch Zimmerman 462          102          360          -530         Genesee 0              0              0              2

11            John Zimmerman  460          100          360          -532         Genesee 0              0              0              2

98T          Jack Terrell            457          97            360          -535         Genesee 0              0              0              2

73            Michel Dejardins ®454         94            360          -538         Cornwall 0              0              0              2

ba98        Steve Johnston     448          88            360          -544         Cornwall 0              0              0              2

62            Andrew Northrup   440          80            360          -552         Genesee 0              0              0              2

78            Paul LaRochelle    440          80            360          -552         Leb-Val   0              1              1              1

24            Robbie Speed        436          76            360          -556         Leb-Val   0              0              1              1

324          Jason Casey          428          68            360          -564         Leb-Val   0              0              1              1

49            Bill Woodward Jr. 428          68            360          -564         Mohawk  0              0              1              1

243          Victor Hopkins      422          62            360          -570         Leb-Val   0              0              1              1

55            George Renaud     422          62            360          -570         Cornwall 0              0              1              1

97            Roland Hebert       420          60            360          -572         Drummond 0          0              0              1

24            Jacques Robert     418          58            360          -574         Drummond 0          0              0              1

48T          Rod Tarbell ®        416          56            360          -576         Mohawk  0              0              0              1

04            John Yandoh Jr.   414          54            360          -578         Mohawk  0              0              0              1

115          Stepane Lemire      412          52            360          -580         Drummond 0          0              0              1

2EZ         Mike Arquiette        412          52            360          -580         Mohawk  0              0              0              1

322          Jay Casey              410          50            360          -582         Leb-Val   0              0              0              1

76            Kevin Arnold          408          48            360          -584         Leb-Val   0              0              0              1

94            Carl Poulin             406          46            360          -586         Drummond 0          0              0              1

8              Mark Lalonde         403          43            360          -589         Cornwall 0              0              0              1

311          Brian Keough         401          41            360          -591         Leb-Val   0              0              0              1

29            Daniel Laduc          401          41            360          -591         Cornwall 0              0              0              1

8              Jay Corbin             400          40            360          -592         Leb-Val   0              0              0              1

 

DIRTcar Pro Stock Entries – September 26 (25)

CAR#      DRIVER / HOMETOWN         TEAM (Sponsor / Make-Model / Chassis)

05            Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE                Roy Racing Products-Lettrage Lucy/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/CRT

0              John Zimmerman/Burt,NY    Just Signs-K&S Machine/Pontiac Grand Prix/Zimmerman

05            Jocelyn Roy/St-Helene,QUE                Roy Racing Products-Lettrage Lucy/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/CRT

2              Pete Stefanski/Wheatfield,NY               Sunrise Racing-San Ter Sewing-PJ NFB Auto Sales/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/EMS

4              Roch Aubin/Alexandria,ONT                Home Hardware-OK Tire-Alain Beaupres Constr./Chevy Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro

6              Stephane Lebrun/Gatineau,QUE Patio Vidal Restaurant-United Auto Parts(UAP)/Pontiac Grand Prix/Wild Thing

6z            Butch Zimmerman/Burt,NY    Mad Skins Car Bodies-Just Signs-MPR 316/Pontiac Grand Prix/Zimmerman

7              Rob Yetman/Castleton,NY    Lazzaro's Auto Body-Madsen Overhead Door/Pontiac Grand Prix/JACR

8              Sean Corr/Goshen,NY          The Trans Group-Northeast Fabricators/Pontiac Grand Prix/EMS

10            Buddy Hencke/Sand Lake,NY  Stinger X/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Stinger X

18            Louie Jackson/Akwesasne,NY             Adams Marina-Action Race Parts-C&B Enterpr./Chevy Monte Carlo/Black Widow

26            Don Carlson/Ridgefield,CT Benziger Winery-Brute Men's Care Products/Dodge Charger/EMS

33            Bruno Cyr/St.Liboire,QUE     Concept Syma-Remorquage Longueuil/Chevrolet Impala/Stinger

47            Dave Bissonnette/Apple Hill,ONT Totem Pole Novelties/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro

47s          Corey Wheeler/Cornwall,ONT             RSI Industrial Supply-PM Promotions/Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS/Cannizzaro

48            Dion Oakes/Akwesasne,NY Oakes Racing-Noah King Family/Chevolet Impala/Cannizzaro

62            Andrew Northrop/Rochester,NY A&R Northrop Contracting/Chevrolet Camaro/Lincoln

71            Scott Gribben/Royalton,NY  Top Shop Collision-Gerry's Service/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Black Widow

73            P.J. Peters/Akwesasne,QUE Sunrise Racing-Hair Secrets Salon/Chevrolet Impala/JACR

73j           Troy Arnold/Middletown,NY                Romano Construction-Tool Factory Outlet/Chevrolet Impala SS/EMS

88            Allen Peters/Westville,NY     Sunrise Racing-PJ NFB Auto Sales/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro

92            Joey Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT Coffrage 20-20-Minimax Express/Cadillac STS/Stinger X

98t           Jack Terrell/Jamesville,NY   Terrell's Potato Chips-MJD Assoc.-Robbie T's Pizza/Chev Monte Carlo/Slawiak

ba98        Steve Johnston/Ingelside,ONT Snap Trucking-Bub's Auto/Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Stinger

99            Mike Martin/Lockport,NY      Mad Skins Race Car Bodies-Able Insurance Agency/Chevy Monte Carlo/JACR

188          David Papineau/Akwesasne,NY D&D Construct.-Action Race Parts-Team Papi/Chevy Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro 

UPCOMING EVENT:
Racing in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series takes more than a week off before returning to action as part of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII, Oct. 7-11, in the Salt City. Pro Stock inspection, practice and time trials are slated for Saturday before the consolation round and BNC Motorsports Championship run off on Sunday, October 11.

2009 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship Schedule

*All events subject to change.

DAY-DATE    TRACK                                  WINNER/LOCATION

Sat-Jul 4        Genesee Speedway            Pete Stefanski

Fri-Jul 17       Mohawk Int’l Raceway        Pete Stefanski

Sat-Aug 22    Autodrome Drummond      Joey Ladouceur   

Sun-Aug 23  Cornwall Motor Speedway Joey Ladouceur

Fri-Sep 11     Autodrome Edelweiss         Joey Ladouceur ($1,500-to-win)

Sat-Sep 12    Lebanon Valley Speedway  Don Carlson

Sat-Sep 26    Rolling Wheels Raceway   Joey Ladouceur

Sun-Oct 11    New York State Fairgrds     Syracuse,NY

Sun-Oct 18    Brockville Ont. Speedway  Brockville,ONT 

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event ---Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse--- runs October 7-11, 2009 featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.

The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.



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