Tuesday, 25 June 2019

19 0516 DummondSpotlight

DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Autodrome Drummond

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE - May 16, 2019 - Known as F1 of the Clay, Autodrome Drummond is one of the most legendary of all Canadian race tracks. Race cars have blasted around the Quebec speedway since 1951 where it was once a monstrous 5/8ths mile. Today, the passion of the DIRTcar fans in Quebec remains stronger than ever.

In 2019 the stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series invade the half-mile Drummondville speedway on Monday, July 22. Last year, Series Champion Matt Sheppard and all-time great Danny Johnson split the pair of Series stops. Drummond is an integral track in the Series’ Quebec Swing as many call it.

The DIRTcar Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship divisions highlight the show from Spring to Fall. DIRTcar 358 Modified drivers like Mathieu Desjardins, Mario Clair, Sébastien Gougeon, Steve Bernard, and Alex Therrien leave it all on the track week after week for a chance at the Track Championship.

Last year’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Champion and Track Championship was Autodrome Drummond’s own Martin Pelletier. It didn’t come easy when racing against star Sportsman Modified drivers like Normand Hamel, Michael Richard, Felix Murray, and Kaven Poliquin every week.

Drummond also showcases the Mini-Drome inside the ⅓ mile oval where Slingshots put on an exciting show for the crowds week in and week out. Young and old alike show off their driving skills.

Locals know how wonderful the region around Drummondville is, and it would be an exceptional, and memorable, family weekend. On Friday night race fans can enjoy DIRTcar 358 and Sportsman Modifieds at sister track Autodrome Granby to make it a two-race weekend.

For some day-time fun, The Sanctuary St-Majorique is full of nature trails for those who love to hike. The Basin Farm is another family-friendly outdoors activity. Get up close and feed animals right out of your hand. It’s a sure hit for the kids.

For the thirsty race fan, The Bock Ale Microbrewery is a great place to wet your whistle. They even offer free tours of the brewery.

There are plenty of places to stay if you aren’t towing your bed with you: À la Bonne Vôtre, Grand Hôtel Times Drummondville, and the Hôtel et Suites Le Dauphin are all great options to round out your Quebec Swing!

May 18
OFFICIAL OPENING CASINO NIGHT * MODIFIED INVERTED
(Bonus $ 400) - Sportsman - Lightning - STR Start of the races 18:30
"Free for the people of St-Majorique"

May 25
CHILDREN'S DREAM EVENING CANADIAN SERIES SIDE PANEL
MODIFIED 50 "1 round"
Guy Ouellet memorial Sportsman 32 - Mod Lite Side Panel - STR "Mini Drome Slingshot" -Time Trial Mod- "Autograph on Track" *** Free for all families 1 or 2 adults + children ***
Start of races 18:30

June 1
EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT
ESS Sprint Car - Modified 50 Sportsman - Lightning Sprint "Mini Drome Slingshot"
Start of races 18:30

June 15
CHAMPIONSHIP OF QUEBEC * MODIFIED / * SPORTSMAN
Mod lite - STR »Mini Drome Slingshot" " Free for all COSTCO members"
Start of races 18:30

June 22
PRO STOCK 50 SERIES
Modified - sportsman - STR "Mini Drome Slingshot" ** Free for all 2019 season pass holders in Quebec **
Start of races 18:30

July 6
CASINO NIGHT * MODIFIED INVERTED
(Bonus 400 $) Sportsman - STR - Mod Lite
** Free to all ticket holders of the last game of Voltigeur 2019
Start of races 18:30

July 20
CHAMPIONSHIP MID-SEASON *
Modified 50 - * Sportsman Mod lite - STR "Mini Drome Slingshot"
"Free for people on a motorcycle"
Start of races 18:30

July 22 (Monday)
SERIES DIRT BIG BLOCK 100 Sportsman - STR - Mod Lite
*** Date of rain July 24 ***
Start of races 18:30

July 27
WELL STOPPING COMPETITION Gougeon and brother
*** Tribute Alain Gougeon **** Modified 75 - Spo - Lightning - STR
"Free for the Villages of Quebec"
Start of races 18:30

August 3
CANADIAN SERIES SIDE PANEL MODIFIED
50 Final Round. Sportsman - Mod Side Side Panel - STRTime Trial Mod Start of races 18:30

Aug 17
* MODIFIED "TOPLESS"
50 (Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation) - Sportsman "Topless" - STR - Lightning Sprint. ** Admission free for women **
-Time Trial Mod- "Mini Drome Slingshot"
Start of races 18:30

August 31 NIGHT CHAMPIONS
* Modified 50 - STR * Sportsman 2 x 25 - Lightning
Start of the races 18:30

September 14
RACEMANIA 15 Modified 100 5000 $ WIN
Pro Stock - Lightning STR - Sport Compact »Mini Drome Slingshot»
Start of the races 18h

September 21
"SUPERSTARS SPORTSMAN RACE"
Sportsman 75rpm / $ 7500 / WIN
"On the green" Mod lite - Mini-Mod - STR- Sport compact "Mini Drome Slingshot"

17 years and under free anytime!

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