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Herbison Wins DIRTcar Sportsman in Fall Nationals; Sears Jr Series Champion

By Martin Bélanger Brockville, Ont – Sunday, October 16, 2011 – The final race of the Mr DIRTcar Sportsman Series was presented on the revamped schedule of the 3 rd edition of the Northeast Falls Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway. With a high amount of cautions in the 50-lap feature, patience was the key, Chris Herbison survived several restart and won his biggest race in his career.     2011 Brockville champion, Chris Herbison led the way on the initial green with Steve Bernier and Cody McPherson following the leader. Mathieu Desjardins was able to pass McPherson for third on lap 6.     Several cautions paved the way in the first 15 laps has Herbison was able to resist to charges from St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Bernier. Desjardins slipped up to 6th on lap 17, with Herbison, Bernier, McPherson, Shane Pecore and Tim Sears Jr, in front of the Sorel, Quebec driver.     The feature race got to lap 20, with numerous position changes behind Herbison as McPherson was now second with Bernier, Desjardins and Pecore the top 5 at that point.     Top 10 runners Justin Wright and Shane Pecore got together sending Wright on his roof in turn 1 sending his chances of securing the second place in the MrDIRTcar Series as he entered Brockville tied with Josh VanBrocklin. Wright was ok as his car suffered heavy damage.     Tour regulars, Sears Jr and VanBrocklin were now behind the lone leader Herbison on lap 30. Herbison is able to keep his edge over his competitors with Mike Mainse cracking the top on lap 39.     With 5 laps to go, Herbison had a comfortable lead over Sears Jr., the Brockville, Ontario native led wire to wire to capture his first tour race of the 2011 season over Sears Jr, VanBrocklin, McPherson and Mainse completes the top 5.     Sears Jr., came to Brockville with his second consecutive MrDIRTcar Sportsman title locked in. with a strong third, VanBrocklin got the second spot after Wright`s accident earlier in the feature.     MrDIRTcar Sportsman Series Race —Brockville Ontario Speedway, 3rd annual Northeast Falls Nationals, October 16, 2011 Event Summary       Feature Results: 1) Chris Herbison, 2) Tim Sears Jr, 3) Josh VanBrocklin, 4) Cody McPherson,5) Mike Mainse, 6) Matthieu Desjardins, 7) Steve Bernier, 8) Shane Pecore, 9) Brent Kelsey, 10) Dylan Evoy, 11) Louie Jackson Jr., 12) B.J. Willard, 13) Mitch Primeau, 14) Ryan Arbuthnot, 15) Josh Jock, 16) Doug O’Blenis, 17) Jessica Powers, 18) Jenna David, 19) Steve Barber, 20) Guy Ouellette, 21) Robert Delormier, 22) Kenny Polite, 23) Wyatt Mullin, 24) Kaven Poliquin, 25) Bruce Phillips, 26) Justin Wright, 27) Sheldon Hoogwerf, 28) Anthony Stockman, 29) Tabatha Murphy, 30) Adam Hilton,       LAP LEADERS:     Herbison (1-50)     Heat Races (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to the feature, top 2 went to redraw)     #1: Bernier, VanBrocklin, Phillips, Polite, Barber, Arbuthnot, Ferguson, Czienge, Robertson, Breen       #2: Desjardins, Herbison, Hilton, Murphy, Delormier, Rozon, Ouellette, Buzzell, David, Vacarelli     #3: Pecore, Wright, Stockman, Mainse, Aikins, Mullin, Kelsey, Poliquin, Winters, Powers     #4: Sears Jr., Evoy, Hoogwerf, Primeau, Willard, Cook, Thompson, Mills, Wilson, Barnes       #5: Jock, O’Blenis, Jackson Jr., Copp, Bennett, Godard, Thurston, Billings       Consolation Races (10 laps, top 3 finishers transferred to the feature)     #1: Barber, Poliquin, Mullin, Copp, Cook, Kelsey, Godard, Robertson, Ferguson, Powers, Billings, Buzzell, Vacarelli, Mills     #2: Delormier, Ouellette, Arbuthnot, Willard, Winters, Bennett, Aikins, David, Wilson, Thurston, Thompson, Rozon, Czienge       Brockville Ontario Speedway MrDIRTcar Sportsman Series Race Roster (49) 1m Mathieu Desjardins/Sorel, QUE   2 Jenna David/Akwesasne, NY   2T Chris Thurston/Watertown, NY 3 Adam Rozon/Cornwall, ONT 03 Josh Jock/Akwesasne, NY 3a Adam Hilton/Buffalo, NY B3 Steve Billings/Brockville, ONT 4 Jeff Philipps/Ottawa, ONT 5 Wyatt Mullin/Finch, ONT 6 Roger Varacalli/Brockville, ONT 6m Mike Mainse/Kingston, ONT 7 Kenny Polite/Prescott, ONT 07 Guy Ouellette/Granby, QUE 7c Cody McPherson/St-Catharines, ONT 08 Kevin Bennett/St-Catharines, ONT 8a Dana Aikins/Alexandria Bay, NY 10 Josh VanBrocklin/Watertown, NY 11x Brian Copp/North Gower, ONT 12 Corey Barnes/Cornwall, ONT 15 Shane Pecore/Cornwall, ONT 18jr Louie Jackson/Akwesasne, NY 19w Justin Wright/Piffard, NY 21 Robert Delormier/Cornwall Island, ONT 25 Steve Bernier/St-Hyacinthe, QUE 26jr Ryan Robertson 27 Sheldon Hoogwerf/Prescott, ONT 27g Gilles Godard/Summerstown, ONT 30 Brent Kelsey/Rockland, ONT 32 Doug O'Blenis/Shannonville, ONT 33 Corey Winters/Newington, ONT 44 Todd Ferguson/Prescott, ONT 44x Dylan Breen/Brockville, ONT 49 Kaven Poliquin/Drummondville, QUE 52 Jessica Powers/Kingston, ONT 57 Anthony Stockman/Watertown, NY 63 Chris Herbison/Brockville, ONT 66 Tabatha Murphy/Prescott, ONT M70 Billy Cook/Akwesasne, NY r70 Ryan Arbuthnot/Brockville, ONT 72 Larry Czienge 77jr BJ Willard/St-Catharines, ONT 80 Steve Barber/Landsdowne, ONT 80eh Doug Buzzell/Brockville, ONT 83 Dylan Evoy/Brockville, ONT 83x Tim Sears jr/Clay, NY 84 John Mills/Smiths Falls, ONT 88x Mitch Primeau/Summerstown, ONT 333 Chris Wilson/Cornwall, ONT 954 Justin Thompson     DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners; including Hoosier Racing Tire; VP Racing Fuels; GM Performance Parts, Nationwide Insurance and Safety-Kleen. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio and Chizmark Larson Insurance Agency. Contingency sponsors are ASI; Bert Transmissions; Bicknell Racing Products; Bilstein Shocks; Brodix; ButlerBuilt; Comp Cams; Intercomp; JE Pistons; KSE Racing Products; Motorsports Safety Systems; MSD Ignition; Penske Shocks; Racing Electronics; R2C; Super Flow; Vicci Racing Apparel; WIX Filters; Wrisco Industries; Xtreme Lubricants and Extreme Mufflers.        

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