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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series heats up at Cornwall with Canadian Nationals finale

dirtcar_logo_150Raabe, Clair vying for track title and series points

CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Monday, August 26. 2013 – Cornwall Motor Speedway is rounding out its 2013 season Sunday, Sept. 1, with a special finale featuring the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. Sunday’s Jiffy Auto Service Triple Crown Finals for the Canadian Nationals Gaetan’s Chip Stand Series features a special 125-lap, $5,000-to-win race for the best small-block competitors in the region.

The third and final Canadian Nationals event could be a decisive victory for drivers vying for track and series points. Chris Raabe, the Napanee, Ontario, driver of the 01, is second in track points to Mario Clair, trailing by just 26 points. On the other hand, a win for Clair could propel him forward in DIRTcar 358-Modified Series points, where he currently sits sixth, after Jimmy Phelps, Mat Williamson, Danny Johnson, Erick Rudolph, and Carey Terrance.

“We’re in the middle of a championship battle with Mario Clair,” said Raabe, who proved in last year’s Super DIRTcar Series victory at Cornwall that he has what it takes to take on the big dogs. “He has a significant advantage right now going into Sunday’s race, but we’re hoping for a decent finish and we’re looking forward to a chance to compete with the guys in the series.”

In addition to the usual DIRTcar 358-Modified Series rules, this finale for Cornwall’s Canadian Nationals features a mandatory on-track pit stop.

“It gives teams a chance to adjust the cars,” said Raabe who, like many other racers, likes to take advantage of the opportunity to work on the car midway through the race. “it’s certainly going to add an extra twist and it’s going to be cool for the fans as well. They’ll get to see the drivers working down there on the front stretch.”

Fans at Cornwall will get a glimpse into teams’s pit strategy as they watch them fuel up and make necessary tire changes right on the quarter-mile’s front-stretch.

Joining the DIRTcar 358-Moidfied Series in Cornwall’s finale are full shows for Pro Stocks, Sportsman Modifieds, Semi-Pros and Mini Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. For more information about Sunday’s races at Cornwall Motor Speedway, visit www.cornwallspeedway.com or call (613) 938-3945.

AT A GLANCE

DIRTcar 358-Modified Triple Crown Canadian Nationals 125

DATE: Sunday, September 1

GATES OPEN: 5 p.m.

RACING STARTS: 7:30 p.m.

DIVISIONS: DIRTcar 358-Moidfied Series, Pro Stocks, Sportsman Modifieds, Semi-Pros and Mini Stocks.

WHERE: Cornwall Motor Speedway, Civic #16981, Cornwall Centre Rd., Long Sault, Ontario

ABOUT THE TRACK: Quarter-mile high banked oval

2013 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series driver points, top 30

No Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Money Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 99J Jimmy Phelps 265 265 0 0 $4,200 0 3 3 3
2 6 Mat Williamson 238 238 0 -27 $3,975 0 2 2 3
3 7z Danny Johnson 220 220 0 -45 $3,920 0 2 2 3
4 25 Erick Rudolph 184 184 0 -81 $1,550 0 0 2 3
5 66x Carey Terrance 182 182 0 -83 $1,600 0 1 2 3
6 22c Mario Clair 174 174 0 -91 $1,170 0 0 1 3
7 42 Pete Bicknell 162 162 0 -103 $2,200 0 1 2 2
8 72 Tommy Flannigan 149 149 0 -116 $900 0 0 1 3
9 3 Chad Brachmann 148 148 0 -117 $3,275 1 1 1 2
10 71 Mike Bowman 148 148 0 -117 $1,070 0 0 1 3
11 37 David Hebert 146 146 0 -119 $770 0 0 0 3
12 12 Chad Chevalier 144 144 0 -121 $1,400 0 0 2 2
13 R70 Ryan Arbuthnot ® 139 139 0 -126 $795 0 0 0 3
14 7z Dale Planck 136 136 0 -129 $2,250 0 1 1 2
15 7 Tim McCreadie 120 120 0 -145 $1,220 0 1 1 2
16 20 Brett Hearn 116 116 0 -149 $1,050 0 0 1 2
17 49 Billy Dunn 105 105 0 -160 $800 0 0 1 2
18 28 Todd Gordon 100 100 0 -165 $620 0 0 0 2
19 9s Matt Sheppard 100 100 0 -165 $4,000 2 2 2 2
20 37s Robbie Krull 99 99 0 -166 $500 0 0 0 2
21 17d Danny O’Brien 92 92 0 -173 $575 0 0 0 2
22 03 Zach Aubertine 90 90 0 -175 $470 0 0 0 2
23 22J Jeremy Wilder 88 88 0 -177 $500 0 0 0 2
24 4J Jeff Sykes 85 85 0 -180 $500 0 0 0 2
25 1R Jeff McGinnis 80 80 0 -185 $1,000 0 1 1 1
26 08 Mark D’ilario 80 80 0 -185 $470 0 0 0 2
27 21a Peter Britten 80 80 0 -185 $500 0 0 0 2
28 01 Chris Raabe 75 75 0 -190 $550 0 0 1 1
29 7 Scott Kerwin 72 72 0 -193 $600 0 0 1 1
30 151 Brian McDonald 72 72 0 -193 $700 0 0 1 1

DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Schedule

DATE

TRACK

LOCATION

LAPS

POINTS

Winner

Sun. May 19

Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ont.

Inclement Weather

Postponed to July 1

N/A

Mon. May 20

Merrittville Speedway

Thorold, Ont.

100

100

Sheppard

Mon. July 1

Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ont.

100

100

Sheppard

Wed. July 3

Ransomville Speedway

Ransomville. N. Y.

75

100

Brachmann

Sun. Sept. 1

Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ont.

125

150

-

Fri. Sept. 6

Autodrome Drummond

Drummondville, Que.

75

150

-

Fri. Sept. 13

Mohawk International Raceway

Akwesasne, N. Y.

100

150

-

Fri. Sept. 20

Le RPM Speedway

St-Marcel De Richelieu, Que.

100

150

-

Sat. Sept. 21

Brighton Speedway

Brigton, Ont.

100

150

-

Wed. Oct. 9

Cayuga County Fair Speedway

Weedsport, N. Y.

75

150

-

Thurs. Oct. 10

Rolling Wheels Raceway

Elbridge, N. Y.

75

150

-

Sat. Oct. 12

New York State Fairgrounds

Syracuse, N. Y.

150

150

-

Sat. Oct. 19

Brockville Ontario Speedway

Brockville, Ont.

100

150

-

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