TIM CURRIER GETS FIRST WIN, "THE HURRICANE" WINS HOLDOVER RACE; BIG MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULED WITH THREE WAYS TO SAVE

Date: 5/23/2010 11:56:52 PM

 
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TIM CURRIER GETS FIRST WIN, "THE HURRICANE" WINS HOLDOVER RACE; BIG MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULED WITH THREE WAYS TO SAVE

CANANDAIGUA, NY_ It was an exciting night at Canandaigua Speedway last Saturday night with a mixture of youth and experience making its presence known with Tim Currier winning his first career DIRTcar big block Modified feature event. Steve Paine, a nine time DIRTcar Modified track champion at the Canandaigua Speedway, took the holdover 35 lap DIRTcar Modified main that kicked off the night.

Currier, in just his second full season in a DIRTcar Modified dominated the 35 lap feature. The Auburn, NY youngster took the lead on lap five and withstood a number of caution periods throughout the remainder of the event to score the biggest night of his young career. After checking out to a six second lead, the caution flew and the field was back together with Dave Rauscher and Vince Vitale right behind. As Currier was strong on restarts, he maintained his lead and won by just over second after the final two-lap dash. Second was Rauscher followed by Vitale. Charlie Donk, a winner in week two, was fourth followed by Steve Paine who rose back to fifth after a right-rear flat earlier in the race.

In the 35 lap DIRTcar Modified main rescheduled from May 15th, "The Hurricane" Steve Paine took his first win of the season, beating "The Doctor" Danny Johnson to the finish line. Paine led much of the feature and looked dominant throughout, but a lap 26 caution period allowed Johnson to move right on Paine's bumper. After a great restart Paine was able to hold off Johnson for the remaining 9 laps. Brian Swarthout finished third and rounding out the top five was Rob Bellinger and Dave Allen.

Justin Wright is proving that he's one of the biggest stars in the DIRTcar Northeast future, winning the 25 lap DIRTcar Sportsman feature. It was his third win of the 2010 season and he's done it at three different tracks, including Cayuga County Fair Speedway last weekend. Nick Guererri was second, Kevin Ridley third, Paul Guererri was fourth and Karl Comfort was fifth.

The 20 lap DIRTcar Stock Car main had similarities from the previous week. Frank "Bubba" Burnell was in Victory Lane again, minus the chicken, as he scored back-to-back wins at Canandaigua Speedway. Burnell was quick after taking the lead from Chris Fisher near the halfway point and never looked back. Second was Fisher followed by Derrick Excell, Mike Welch and Russ Marsden.

Factory Stock/Pure Stock put on another great show as Alex Morris returned to victory lane for his second win of the 2010 season. After winning on opening night, the defending track champion had been shut out before again marching to victory last Saturday night. Second was Ross Lurcock followed by Roger Bush, Dale Bush and Chris Gingerich.

LAND OF LEGENDS NOTES: With rain all around the Canandaigua Speedway region, track officials did a magnificent job in getting the entire program done in just a little more than two-and-a-half hours…Many fans took the opportunity to use "Curfew Cash" which returns again this week…The pre-race autograph session with Justin Henderson and Mike Rasbeck was again a big hit with the race fans as both drivers put their cars on display giving fans the chance for photos. This Saturday night, DIRTcar stars Eldon Payne Jr. and Mike Welch will be signing autograph from 5:30 to 6:00 at the DIRTcar apparel trailer. This addition to the program is FREE and will take place EVERY Saturday night for all race fans.

As officials at Canandaigua Speedway continue to give back to the fans, the "Curfew Cash" program will continue into this Saturday's racing program at Canandaigua Speedway. A $2 discount will be issued for an adult admission by presenting your May 15th ticket stub at the main ticket booth. Race fans can also go online at www.canandaiguaspeedway.com and print off an adult admission coupon for an additional $2 discount, making it possible to save $4 on the announced $15 admission fee.

Next Saturday Corvettes by Turner presents The Land of Legends Friends and Hero's Memorial. The DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds will headline the program with a 50-lap main event that includes the Dig Safely Bonus Bucks program. Double DIRTcar Sportsman features are also on the card along with the DIRTcar Stock Cars and the Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks in a double point's night that should make for some terrific side-by-side action. Fans are encouraged to participate in the event by donating money to a specific event. 100% of all donations will be given back to the drivers as part of their prize money. In addition you will have the opportunity to memorialize someone special with a PA announcement. It's a great way to honor someone special and give your thanks to the drivers. Donate to a heat race, feature or one of the special Dash events. Pick your class, pick your event and honor our fallen' heroes. The extra money events will make Memorial Day weekend extra special at Canandaigua Speedway. The Big Block Dash for Cash will be in memory of long-time media supporter Don Post. More dash events will be announced leading up to the night's events. All donations can be directed to the DIRTcar Northeast offices.

Adult admission is $15. Senior Citizens $13. Active Military and Students 10-18 years of age are $7 and children 9 and under are FREE. The family four-pack is $45 (two adults and two students) which includes four hamburgers/hot dogs, four fries and four soft drinks.

For more information, please call the DIRTcar Northeast office at 315-834-6606 or go online at canandaiguaspeedway.com. Don't forget to join the Canandaigua Speedway on Facebook, plus follow DIRTcar Racing on Twitter (@DIRTcarNE).

Need All-Star Weekend tickets? The second annual All-Star Weekend gets underway July 16-17. For tickets to All-Star Weekend, please go online at Ticket Force (https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com ) or call the DIRTcar Northeast office.

EVENT SUMMARY
DIRTcar Modifieds. Rescheduled from Saturday, May 15 (35 laps)_ 1. STEVE PAINE 2. Danny Johnson 3. Brian Swarthout 4. Rob Bellinger 5. Dave Allen 6. Chad Homan 7. Tim Currier 8. Vince Vitale 9. Charlie Donk 10. Paul Habeck 11. Derrick Podsiadlo 12. Justin Haers 13. Mike O'Brien 14. Dave Rauscher 15. Eldon Payne Jr. 16. Ron Cartright 17. Don Slover 18. Marcus Dinkins.

DIRTcar Modifieds (35 laps) _ 1. TIM CURRIER 2. Dave Rauscher 3. Vince Vitale 4. Charlie Donk 5. Steve Paine 6. Chad Homan 7. Derrick Podsiadlo 8. Paul Habeck 9. Brian Swarthout 10. Mike O'Brien 11. Shannon Whaley 12. Dave Allen 13. Rob Bellinger 14. Justin Haers 15. Eldon Payne Jr. 16. Rob Cartright 17. Danny Johnson 18. Don Slover.

DIRTcar Sportsman (25 laps)_ 1. JUSTIN WRIGHT 2. Nick Guererri 3. Kevin Ridley 4. Paul Guererri 5. Karl Comfort 6. Eric Giguere 7. Mark Chiddy 8. Steve Gray 9. Rob Bussey 10. Loren Lincoln 11. Greg Cool 12. Dan Wiesner 13. Steve Pesarek 14. Chris Mangarelli 15. Daryl Hilkert 16. Justin Henderson, 17. Ricky Newton 18. Joe Cook 19. Kane Bristol 20. Gary Donnelly 21. Tom Keyes 22. Mike DeMaillie.

DIRTcar Stock Cars (20 laps)_ 1. FRANK BURNELL 2. Chris Fisher 3. Derrick Excell 4. Mike Welch 5. Russ Marsden 6. Scott Smith 7. Patt Hobbs 8. Andy Fish 9. John Zimmerman 10. Mike Rasbeck 11. Jack Terrell 12. Jason Whipple 13. Butch Zimmerman

DIRTcar Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks (15 laps)_ 1. ALEX MORRIS 2. Ross Lurcock 3. Roger Bush 4. Dale Bush 5. Chris Gingerich 6. Don Drave 7. Bryan Lyon 8. Dave Bush 9. C.J. Guererri 10. George LaVare Jr 11. Eric Chapman 12. Mike Minutolo



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