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Canadian Joey Ladouceur Eyes Victory In BACC-OFF Pro Stock Championship After Grabbing Pole Position In Time Trials

SYRACUSE, NY – Oct. 8, 2011 – By Kevin Kovac/DIRTcar Racing P.R. – Joey Ladouceur of Alexandria, Ont., secured the pole position starting spot for the BACC-OFF Pro Stock Championship by registering the fastest lap around the one-mile New York State Fairgrounds oval during Saturday afternoon’s time trials.

The 35-year-old driver negotiated the ‘Moody Mile’ in 38.604 seconds (93.255 mph) to pocket the $500 Terrell’s Potato Chips Pole Award. It marked the third time that Ladouceur has set fast time for the 25-mile BACC-OFF Pro Stock Championship, which is scheduled to take the green flag on Sunday at 12 noon.

Ladouceur, who competes regularly at Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway, is seeking his first career victory in the Super DIRT Week Pro Stock event. His best finish is third, which he achieved in 2003 and 2004.

“This is my 10th time here for this race and I’ve never won the darn thing,” said Ladouceur, who previously topped Pro Stock qualifying at Syracuse in 2003 and 2009. “We been fast, but we’ve blown tires and had all kinds of bad luck at this place.

“This year we came with a different approach – we’re taking it easy, chilling out. We had Pastor Kevin from Finish Line come over to give us a little peace of mind and clear our heads.”

With his 5-year-old son, Tristan, ready to make his first visit to Syracuse on Sunday to watch dear old Dad in action, Ladouceur would love to finally reach Victory Lane.

“Hopefully we can bring him up on the stage tomorrow,” said Ladouceur.

Ladouceur was at least slightly surprised that he ended up with the pole for the BACC-OFF Pro Stock Championship. He didn’t feel like he hit his qualifying circuits just right with his Cadillac-bodied machine.

“The track slowed down quite a bit from yesterday and that kind of caught us off guard,” said Ladouceur. “But we didn’t bother changing much. We just figured it would be the same for everybody.

“We did that first (qualifying) lap and I thought I kind of gave up a little too much (in speed), so when I came around for the second one I went harder. It’s a good thing the first lap was good enough to get the pole because I threw it away on the second one. I tried to stay lower trying to find something on the bottom and it just didn’t stick.”

Ladouceur’s countrymate, Jocelyn Roy of Ste-Helene, Que., turned a lap of 38.888 seconds (92.574 mph) to position himself on the outside pole for Sunday’s 25-miler. He received a check worth $250 from Terrell’s Potato Chips for his efforts.

Twenty-nine Pro Stocks attempted to qualify on a bright, sunny and warm fall afternoon.

For more information on Super DIRT Week XL, log on to www.SuperDirtWeekOnline.com.

Results of Terrell’s Potato Chips Pole Qualifying for BACC-OFF Pro Stock Championship

Pos

No.

Name

Bst Tm

Bst Spd

1

92

Joey Ladouceur

38.604

93.255

2

48R

Jocelyn Roy

38.888

92.574

3

8

Jay Corbin

38.895

92.557

4

7y

Rob Yetman

38.934

92.464

5

25

Chad Jeseo

38.962

92.398

6

48

Dion Oakes

39.202

91.832

7

93J

Kenny Martin Jr.

39.276

91.659

8

73

PJ Peters

39.328

91.538

9

2

Pete Stefanski

39.331

91.531

10

0

Kim Duell

39.355

91.475

11

79

Rocky Warner

39.426

91.310

12

4

Rock Aubin

39.436

91.287

13

82

Dave Chenette

39.439

91.280

14

47

Dave Bissonnette

39.552

91.019

15

92M

Sheldon Martin

39.622

90.859

16

188

David Papineau

39.643

90.810

17

4c

Dean Charbonneau

39.647

90.801

18

47s

Corey Wheeler

39.704

90.671

19

6

Stephane LaBrun

39.778

90.502

20

69

Jody Swamp

39.792

90.470

21

7

Rick Achezt

39.931

90.156

22

88

Allen Peters

40.015

89.966

23

7a

Chuck Dumblewski

40.161

89.639

24

1R

Ricky Thompson

40.320

89.286

25

69w

Owen White

40.364

89.188

26

27

Gilles Godard

40.372

89.171

27

2h

Luke Horning

40.497

88.895

28

1x

Mike White

40.911

87.996

29

1

Francis Adam

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