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Rob Yetman Claims Second DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship 25 At Syracuse Mile

 

Yetman Joins Three Other Pro Stock Drivers Who Have Picked Up Two Wins In A Row

 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 12, 2014 – With his victory Sunday during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Rob Yetman add his name to a short list of drivers to have won two consecutive DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship races on the Syracuse mile. Only three other racers have achieved the feat in the 18 years the race has run: Rocky Warner (2010/2011), Dave Schulz (2004/2005) and Jipp Ortiz (2000/2001).

 

“It sure is special,” said Yetman, a regular runner and 2014 track champion at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta. “There’s probably only a handful of guys who have won it twice. To do it here, and have everything go your way – it’s tough to do because this place can bite you hard.”

 

The Castleton, N.Y. driver battled for his win Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New York State Fairgrounds, starting fourth on the grid and gaining two positions within the first couple laps. He challenged the early race leader and series point leader Jocelyn Roy in laps six and seven, but it was Nick Stone, out of Schenectady, N.Y., who would stand between Yetman and victory.

 

Stone passed Yetman in lap eight and drag raced Roy along the back stretch in lap 9 to take the lead.

 

“We were trying to find the right way to get around him (Roy) and we allowed Stone to get around us,” the defending NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Pro Stock Champion said. “Once I cleared the 48, I drew in the 27 there. I know he likes to run high, and I went around him on the outside so it worked out.”

 

Yetman got by Roy in lap 11, took over for Stone in lap 13 and by lap 17 established a significant lead over the rest of the field. Stone found some late-race momentum and pulled up to Yetman’s rear bumper in lap 23. The pair raced nose-to-tail for a lap, but Stone faltered and finished third after Glen Forward

 

“We were strong at the beginning of the race, but towards the end we started fading off a little bit. I’m not sure what happened. Yetman was just fast,” said Stone, also an Albany-Saratoga regular. “To get to the front and fall back to third… But, overall we were happy. I mean, you had two of the strongest guys get by me, so we must have been pretty good.”

 

Roy finished seventh in Sunday’s race, earning him enough DIRTcar Pro Stock Series points to stay in the lead and claim the series championship.

 

For more information and the latest updates on NAPA Super DIRT Week, click www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek.

DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship 25 Results

Pos

No.

Name

 

Laps

1

7Y

Rob Yetman

Castleton, N.Y.

25

2

7c

Glen Forward

Morrisville, N.Y.

25

3

27n

Nick Stone

Schenectady, N.Y.

25

4

7d

Chuck Dumblonski

Amsterdam, N.Y.

25

5

1

Francois Adam

St-Pie, Quebec

25

6

8c

Sean Corr

Gashen, N.Y.

25

7

48R

Jocelyn Roy

St-Helene, Quebec

25

8

47

Dave Bissonnette

Long Sault, Ontario

25

9

4c

Dean Charbonneau

Clifton Park, N.Y.

25

10

34

Buddy Hencke

Sand Lake, N.Y.

25

11

93

Sheldon Martin

Concord, N.C.

25

12

4

Roch Aubin

Alexandria, Ontario

25

13

324

Jason Casey

Ashley Falls, Mass.

25

14

2h

Luke Horning

Gloversville, N.Y.

25

15

6

Stephane Lebrun

Gatineau, Quebec

25

16

17

Nick Hilt

Averill Park, N.Y.

25

17

35

Rick Dempsey

Nassau, N.Y.

25

18

4

Chad Arsenault

Elizaville, N.Y.

25

19

73

PJ Peters

Akwesasne, Quebec

25

20

115

Stephane Lemire

Drummondville, Quebec

25

21

315

Jonathan Routhier

Canaan, Conn.

25

22

715

Gus Hollner

Gloversville, N.Y.

25

23

74

Terry Ladouceur

Green Valley, Ontario

25

24

7

Tom Harkins

Hudson, N.Y.

24

25

29

Chris Cunningham

Kirkville, N.Y.

24

26

317

Frank Twing

Becket, Mass.

18

27

14

Sid Harman Jr

Gouverneur, N.Y.

11

28

8

Richard Bertrand

Acton Vale, Quebec

10

29

2

Pete Stefanski

North Tonawanda, N.Y.

6

30

11

Stephane Lariviere

St-Nazaire, Quebec

6

31

14

Kim Duell

Porters Corners, N.Y.

6

32

33

Bruno Cyr

Saint-Liboire, Quebec

5

Pole Position Raceway Pole Award ($250): Jocelyn Roy

BACC-OFF Outside Pole Award ($100): Dean Charbonneau

Dig Safely NY Non-Qualifiers Race Award ($250): Rick Dempsey

Hard Charger Bonus ($150 Gift Certificate): Chad Arsenault

Rookie of the Race ($295 Gift Certificate): Chad Arsenault

NYSSCA Best Appearing Car & Crew (Prize Package): Rob Yetman

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD LLC, Fox Shocks, Pole Position Raceway, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.

 

 

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