THOROLD, ON — official release — Cody McPherson, of St. Catharines, Ontario, claimed victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series 50-lap race Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway.
Brad Rouse was first to lead before Cody McPherson took control along the backstretch of lap 1. By lap 11 the leaders were into lap traffic. James Michael Friesen took second from Rouse down the backstretch of lap 13 with Rouse back in the runner up spot two laps later.
By lap 20 McPherson had stretched his lead and by ½ way had increased his margin. By lap 30, Gary Lindberg was on the move pressuring Rouse for 2 nd. Just as caution slowed the field on lap 36 Lindberg had taken second.
McPherson set the pace on the restart and in the final laps came up on slower cars.
McPherson would be followed at the finish by Gary Lindberg, James Friesen, Brad Rouse and Brent Begolo.
The three-race weekend for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series concludes Sunday, Sept. 7, with a 50-lap feature event at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.
DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Statistical Report
Saturday, September 6, 2014
A-Main (50 laps):
1. 7 Cody McPherson
2. 28 Gary Lindberg
3. 52F James Michael Friesen
4. 30 Brad Rouse
5. 16 Brent Begelo
6. 0 Shane Pecore
7. 38 Austin Wood
8. 8s Justin Sharp
9. 1m Mathieu Desjardins
10. 2k Rob Knapp
11. 92p Martin Pelletier
12. 47s Corey Wheeler
13. 18Jr Louie Jackson, Jr.
14. 1 Andy Smith
15. 7m Mike Maresca
16. 40 Robert Baker
17. 11 Joey Mastroianni
18. 24a A.J. Lewis
19. 17c Jordan Cosco
20. 52p Jessica Power
21. 72 Gord McIntosh
22. 25b Derick Hodge
23. 15b Brianna Ladouceur
24. 29b Gord Morow
25. 23 Mike Stacey
26. 15L Adam Leslie
5H Ray Hockridge
2014 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Schedule of Events
Sun., June 1 Cornwall Speedway Cornwall, Ontario M.Pelletier
Wed., July 2 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, New York J.Sharp
Mon., July 21 Autodrome Granby Granby, Quebec M.Pelletier
Tues., July 22 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, Quebec S. Pecore
Fri., Sept. 5 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, NY J. Friesen
Sat., Sept. 6 Merrittville Speedway Merrittville, Ontario C. McPherson
Sun., Sept. 7 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario
Sat., Sept. 13 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne, New York
Fri., Sept. 19 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario
Sat., Sept. 20 Le RPM Speedway St. Marcel de Richelieu, QC
Wed., Oct. 8 Cayuga County Fairgrounds Speedway Weedsport, NY
Sat., Oct. 11 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY
Sat., Oct. 18 Brockville Speedway Brockville, Ontario