This will be the sixth annual running of the marquee event at the 3/8th-mile speedplant, off highway 29 just north of Brockville. The 2013 edition saw Chris Herbison, Erick Rudolph and Billy Decker score the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Trail wins in the Sportsman, 358 and Big Block Modified divisions. The checkered flag for Rudolph helped paved the way to his first career Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Championship, while Decker's victory was his first Big Block triumph, after taking the small block 'A' main in 2010 and 2011. Herbison also claimed the sportsman title in 2011. Corey Earl, Mike Gaucher and Cole Dingwall also found victory lane at last year's Fall Nationals, in the Late Model, Rookie and Vintage Modified fields.
For 2014, the show has been reformatted to be run over two nights. Friday, October 17 will see the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Championship race, along with the Go Nuclear Late Models and a Street Stocks Invitational with a 7:00 green flag. Saturday, October 18 has the Big Block and Sportsman Modified Championship Trail dates, as well as the popular Vintage Mods.
Racing starts at 4:00. Sunday, October 19 will be used as a rain date, as needed.
Brockville Speedway owner/promoter Paul Kirkland says the revised schedule was designed to create a better show for the fans.
"In past years, most of the racing – except for the Friday night events – was done during the day, which didn't create very favourable track conditions," said Kirkland. "Moving the Saturday show to a 4:00 start will give our crew more time to get things back into shape and provide a more race friendly surface. Having Sunday available for a rain date will mean we'll have a decent shot at getting everything on the schedule completed."
Kirkland says he understands that the decision to add Street Stocks to the Friday night line-up, while dropping the Sprint Cars and Rookies might not sit well with everyone, but he still expects car counts through the weekend to be in the range of 200 or better over the six divisions of racing. Those are numbers that would surely please any short track promoter.
Fans should make their calendars for Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 to make sure they don't miss the 6th Annual DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals – presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre – at Brockville Ontario Speedway.
Check out live music by Texas Tuxedos in the Turn 4 camping area after the Friday night action, a free concert with Ambush starting at 1:00 Saturday afternoon and the Bon Fire Bash with Rudy & the Saddle Ups following Saturday night's final checkered flag.
DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals events are also brought to you in part by BOB-FM/JR-FM, The Brockville Recorder & Times and CKWS-TV.
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