RANSOMVILLE, N. Y. – Saturday, September 7, 2013 – Jesse Cotriss, of Akron, N. Y., capped off a great season at Ransomville Speedway with a win in Friday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series win there. He took the lead in lap 12 of the 50-lap feature and held the top spot for the remainder of the race.
Cotriss made his move early in the race, cruising inside then-leader Greg Martin for the lead. He continued to speed ahead, pulling away from the field and establishing some distance from his followers.
Lapped traffic became a factor for leaders toward the half-way point, but Cotriss weaved through lapped cars with Martin in pursuit. A lap-48 caution threatened to challenge Cotriss’s dominance, but the 55c kept his lead at the restart and was at the front of the pack at the checkered flag.
“That’s just my luck,” Contriss said of the late-race caution with just two laps to go. “I thought…this is going to be interesting.”
It may have been interesting, but nothing Cotriss couldn’t handle. He took victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series at Ransomville Speedway. Early-race leader Martin stayed strong and claimed second. Boyd MacTavish, currently fourth in series points, took third. Don Spatorico took fourth and Mathieu Desjardins fifth to round out the top-five.
After a standard post-race inspection, the No. 4 of Martin lost all points and money earned for Friday’s race for being 16 pounds light.
The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series continues this afternoon with the second of three races this weekend at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario. The series rounds out the weekend Sunday, Sept. 8, at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario
DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, Round 6
Friday, Saturday 6 – Ransomville Speedway
A-Main (50 laps): Jesse Cotriss, Greg Martin, Boyd MacTavish, Don Spatorico, Mathieu Desjardins, Justin Sharp, Cody MacPherson, Derrick Borkenhagen, Joey Ladouceur, Jessica Power, Allan Wills, James Michael Friesen, James Henry, Nate Reynolds, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lloyd, Adam Hilton, Jenna David, Sandy Pembleton, Matthew Farnham, Lewis Jackson Jr., Robert Delormier, Andy Smith, Brad Rouse, Rob Clark, Greg Panunte, Mark Chiddy, and Chris Burek. Heat Winners – Robert Delormier, Boyd MacTavish, Rob Clark, and Jesse Cotriss. DNQ – Andy Jankowiak, Don King, Austin Wood, Jim Zimmerman, Rocky Thompson, and Scott George.
Consolation Winners – Joey Ladouceur and Cody McPherson.
2013 DIRTcar Sportsman Series Schedule
Wed. June 5 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge, N. Y. Winner: Adam Hilton
Mon. July 1 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall, Ont. Winner: Brad Rouse
Wed. July 3 Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville. N. Y. Winner: Joey Ladouceur
Mon. July 22 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, Que. Winner: Steve Bernier
Tues. July 23 Autodrome Granby Granby, Que. Winner: Steve Bernier
Fri. Sept. 6 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, N. Y. Winner: Jesse Cotriss
Sat. Sept. 7 Merrittville Speedway Thorold, Ont.
Sun. Sept. 8 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. Sept. 14 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne, N. Y.
Fri. Sept. 20 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ont.
Sat. Sept. 21 Le RPM Speedway St. Marcel de Richelieu, Que.
Wed. Oct. 9 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Weedsport, N. Y.
Sat. Oct. 12 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, N. Y.
Sun. Oct. 20 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville, Ont.
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