By: Tim Baltz

The 15th annual DIRT Outlaw Apparel/King Edward Auto Parts Fall Nationals saw perfect weather and track conditions and plenty of action as always. The debut of the Midget STR division put on some great racing along with all other classes, which produced a list of drivers who claimed their first ever Fall Nationals win.

The Midget STR class saw 358 Modified stand out Yan Bussiere lead early on with Carl Labonte and rookie Jacob Nault right there with them. Bussiere and Labonte put on a fantastic side by side battle for the lead as the field ran great throughout the 20 lap event. Labonte took the lead briefly from Bussiere on lap 6 before the veteran regained the top spot a couple of laps later. Ludovik Guillemette slowed with a problem in turn two bringing out the yellow flag. On the restart with 6 to go Bussiere would fend off the challenges of Labonte, who ran the inside lane perfectly and tried several times to take the lead. After many years of trying, “The Sharkman” Yan Bussiere would finally add his name to the list of Fall Nationals champions, claiming the win in the debut for the Midget STR class. Labonte would cross in second over Jacob Nault, Carl Brisebois and Modified veteran Pierre Hebert.

The 30 lap Mini Stock invitational saw a record field of 30 cars take the green flag and the story of the day was veteran Marc Dagenais who took the lead on lap 8 with Brighton Speedway regular Tommy Bailey, Tyler Lamarche, Christopher Cordeau and Brockville Track Champion Brandon MacMillan completing the top 5 early on. Dagenais had without a doubt, the fastest car on the race track, as not even lapped cars were slowing his pace. Behind him Bailey and Lamarche were in a spirited battle for second as Cordeau tried to keep pace in the number 4 position. As the laps clicked off all30 cars remained on track, but not many were left on the lead lap as Dagenais had lapped up to the top 10 and was well on his way to the win. With 5 to go, Dagenais slowed on the backstretch briefly, allowing Bailey to get the lead, bringing Lamarche to the runner up spot. On lap 21 the first and only caution flew, which bunched the field up for a key restart. When the green flew it was Bailey in control, but Marc Dagenais was back in gear and on the charge, taking second from Lamarche, then closed in on leader Tommy Bailey. On lap later, Dagenais found himself in front and decided now is the time to check out. In his 5th career start in the Mini Stock race, Marc Dagenais would cross the line to win the event for the very first time at The BOS. Bailey held on for second with Mathieu Voghell coming home 3rd while Travis Lamarche and Jeremie Goyette completed the top 5.

The first of 9 championships were set to be decided in the 50 lap Ogilvie’s Sportsman Triple Crown Series. Bobby Herrington and Shane Pecore came into the evening tied for the point lead and both seeking their second series titles. Gabriel Cyr was the dominant driver in the early laps as he led the way over Brennan Moore and Adam Rozon. Cyr was fast in the beginning but Brennan Moore would use home track advantage a few laps later, as he snuck by on the inside lane to take the top spot away with Oswego Super Dirt Week Pole sitter Nick Root making his way to third in his first visit o the speedway. Nearing the halfway point Moore had pulled to a big lead while behind him Gabriel Cyr was trying his best to fend off three-time Brockville Speedway track champion Bobby Herrington and Nick Root and Ogilvie’s title contender Shane Pecore made his way to 5th. With 20 laps remaining Moore would find himself in yet another battle with Herrington as they both put on a great battle for the top spot, despite having to battle through slower traffic. The caution would fly with 10 to go setting up a great finish. Moore would grab the lead as the field hit turn 1 and two with Herrington right there to challenge for the remainder of the night. The top 2 would pull away from Cyr, Root and the battle for 5th with Jessica Power and Shane Pecore. In the final laps Moore would once again have to deal with slower traffic, but the Elgin Ontario native would not be denied as he scored his first ever Ogilvie’s Series win and his first Fall Nationals triumph. Herrington settled for second, which was also good enough to lock up his second straight Ogilvie’s title. Gabriel Cyr, Shane Pecore and Nick Root would complete he top 5.

Josh Powers would lead the charge in the early laps of the 25 lap Vintage feature with veteran Jason Riddell right there on his back bumper in the opening laps. Riddell would finally get the chance to get by for the lead just past the halfway point and seemed to be well on his way to his second straight Fall Nationals win. On lap 13 that all changed as he broke while leading, handing the lead back to Powers. On a restart Powers started to run away, but a new contender emerged as Matt Barbour made his way to the runner up spot and began his charge to the front of the field with Gavin Riddell, Doug Gordon and Ian Gordon completing the top 5. On lap 20 the final yellow flew, setting up a great finish. When the green came back out Powers showed the way, but Barbour was really good on the bottom and showed it, as he took over the lead with 4 laps remaining. After several wins at many tracks in the Vintage ranks, the former karting stand out would finally score his first Brockville win and first at the Fall Nationals. Powers settled for another runner up finish in the event, with Gavin Riddell Doug Gordon and Steve Billings completing the top 5. The event also saw a great battle with the 50/60 division and Pete Stapper would hold off a late race charge from Jens Mortensen to claim his first Fall Nationals crown, with Jeff Cledgett, Joey Hilts and club points leader Greg Hale in 5th.

The PM Promotions DIRTCar Pro Stocks saw 22 drivers take the green flag and it was a great battle at the front of the field all night long. Track champion Tyler Bushey led early on over veteran Jocelyn Roy and Marc Lalonde. Behind the leaders Blayne Nichols was running a solid 4th with Kevin Fetterly Jr, defending race winner, right behind him in 5th and looking to become a repeat champion at the Fall Nationals. Roy would take over the lead on lap 14 and was looking like the dominant driver, but both Bushey and Lalonde were not going away, as they continued their run at a possible victory. Despite a few mid race cautions, the race up front did not change and neither did the intensity level as Roy Bushey and Lalonde traded lanes on the race track with Roy remaining up front and in control. Over the final 5 laps, Jocelyn Roy did everything right and would cross the line after the 30 lap race, in the top spot and finally claim a Brockville Speedway win. Lalonde would get by Bushey for 2nd by .002 seconds with veteran Denis Gauvreau and Dakota Sharp rounding out the top 5.

Earlier in the night a special 10 lap dash for cash for the DIRTCar 358 Modifieds took to the speedway with the top 10 fastest drivers from the hot lap sessions doing battle. Johnathon Ferguson would out run Brian McDonald for the $400 victory. McDonald also received a $500 bonus for setting overall fast time on the night.

Night number two takes center stage for the DIRT Outlaw Apparel King Edward Auto Parts Fall Nationals on Saturday. The DIRTCar 358 Modified and Ogilvie’s Series Champions will be decided with a 100 lap $10,000 to win event along with the DIRTCar Sportsman Series crow up for grabs with a 50 lapper. Also the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club will decided two titles each for the 50/60 and 70/80 classes. If that weren’t enough, the Southern Ontario Sprint Car Series will also decide their 2023 series champion. The night will also feature a 30 lap Street Stock championship event.

Hot laps are set to begin at 3pm with the first heat race to go green at 4pm.


A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 48-Jocelyn Roy[3]; 2. 8-Marc Lalonde[5]; 3. X15-Tyler Bushey[2]; 4. 72G-Denis Gauvreau[12]; 5. 12S-Dakota Sharp[7]; 6. 22B-Blayne Nichols[6]; 7. 33-Bruno Cyr[15]; 8. 64-Daniel Desnoyers[13]; 9. 2X-James Clarke[16]; 10. 38JR-Justin Chaput[11]; 11. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr[10]; 12. 81-Danny Larose[20]; 13. 62-Jayson Tolhurst[22]; 14. 7S-Chad Vallance[18]; 15. 17-Marc Peladeau[8]; 16. 27-Thomas MacDonald[19]; 17. 3-Mike Gaucher[21]; 18. 30-Zack Daniels[14]; 19. 6JR-Stephane Lebrun[4]; 20. 28-Burton Ward[1]; 21. AK47-Joel Herne[17]; 22. (DQ) 9-Eric Jean Louis[9]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 28-Burton Ward[1]; 2. 6JR-Stephane Lebrun[2]; 3. 12S-Dakota Sharp[6]; 4. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr[4]; 5. 64-Daniel Desnoyers[5]; 6. 2X-James Clarke[7]; 7. 62-Jayson Tolhurst[3]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. X15-Tyler Bushey[4]; 2. 8-Marc Lalonde[2]; 3. 17-Marc Peladeau[1]; 4. 38JR-Justin Chaput[5]; 5. 30-Zack Daniels[3]; 6. AK47-Joel Herne[7]; 7. 81-Danny Larose[6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Jocelyn Roy[1]; 2. 22B-Blayne Nichols[2]; 3. 9-Eric Jean Louis[4]; 4. 72G-Denis Gauvreau[7]; 5. 33-Bruno Cyr[6]; 6. 7S-Chad Vallance[3]; 7. 3-Mike Gaucher[5]

41 entries


A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 35B-Brennan Moore[2]; 2. 88Z-Bobby Herrington[6]; 3. 94-Gabriel Cyr[1]; 4. 0M-Shane Pecore[9]; 5. 30-Nicholas Root[4]; 6. 52-Jessica Power[15]; 7. 23-Michael Dillon[20]; 8. 92T-Tristan Ladouceur[7]; 9. 44-David Rogers[12]; 10. 32-Tyler Stewart[5]; 11. 38S-Sean Imbeault[10]; 12. 03-Joshua Jock[24]; 13. 18J-Jordan Wood[26]; 14. 707-Greg Brinklow[16]; 15. 98-Domonick Merkley[19]; 16. 35D-Dylan Moore[25]; 17. 3-Adam Rozon[3]; 18. 87-Karl Loignon[17]; 19. 25-Pierre Picard[28]; 20. M70-Billy Cook[29]; 21. 22S-Shane Stearns[13]; 22. 44X-Dylan Breen[21]; 23. X41-Xavier Perrin[14]; 24. 88S-Fire Swamp[11]; 25. 23N-Nathan Peattie[30]; 26. 20-Nathan Lambert[18]; 27. 91-Kraig Handley[27]; 28. 21L-Skylar Ladouceur[23]; 29. 88K-Dylan Kirkland[8]; 30. (DNS) 21CL-Terry Ladouceur

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 35D-Dylan Moore[1]; 2. 91-Kraig Handley[8]; 3. M70-Billy Cook[2]; 4. 18-Blayden Arquette[3]; 5. 21T-Trey Ladouceur[5]; 6. 82-Nicolas Mainville[7]; 7. 8-Geneva Sheffield[4]; 8. (DNS) 39-Cory Lambert

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 18J-Jordan Wood[1]; 2. 25-Pierre Picard[2]; 3. 23N-Nathan Peattie[3]; 4. 16-Matthew Prunner[8]; 5. 98X-Paul Donnelly[7]; 6. 17M-Madie Wallace[5]; 7. 911-Nick Merkley[4]; 8. 9-Marc Boulerice[6]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 94-Gabriel Cyr[2]; 2. 3-Adam Rozon[8]; 3. 38S-Sean Imbeault[10]; 4. 22S-Shane Stearns[1]; 5. 87-Karl Loignon[5]; 6. 44X-Dylan Breen[3]; 7. 35D-Dylan Moore[11]; 8. 18-Blayden Arquette[7]; 9. 21T-Trey Ladouceur[4]; 10. 82-Nicolas Mainville[6]; 11. (DNS) 21-Yan Bussiere

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 92T-Tristan Ladouceur[6]; 2. 88K-Dylan Kirkland[10]; 3. 35B-Brennan Moore[2]; 4. X41-Xavier Perrin[5]; 5. 20-Nathan Lambert[1]; 6. 21CL-Terry Ladouceur[4]; 7. M70-Billy Cook[8]; 8. 8-Geneva Sheffield[7]; 9. 39-Cory Lambert[3]; 10. 91-Kraig Handley[9]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 44-David Rogers[2]; 2. 32-Tyler Stewart[3]; 3. 30-Nicholas Root[9]; 4. 52-Jessica Power[7]; 5. 98-Domonick Merkley[5]; 6. 21L-Skylar Ladouceur[8]; 7. 18J-Jordan Wood[10]; 8. 23N-Nathan Peattie[1]; 9. 17M-Madie Wallace[6]; 10. (DNS) 9-Marc Boulerice

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 88S-Fire Swamp[6]; 2. 88Z-Bobby Herrington[3]; 3. 0M-Shane Pecore[1]; 4. 707-Greg Brinklow[2]; 5. 23-Michael Dillon[10]; 6. 03-Joshua Jock[4]; 7. 25-Pierre Picard[9]; 8. 911-Nick Merkley[5]; 9. 98X-Paul Donnelly[8]; 10. 16-Matthew Prunner[7]

23 entries


Special 1 (5 Laps): 1. 44-Johnathon Ferguson[2]; 2. 151KB-Brian McDonald[1]; 3. 17-Tristan Draper[4]; 4. 54R-William Racine[3]; 5. 15B-Brianna Ladouceur[6]; 6. 124-Mario Clair[5]; 7. 66-Kyle Dingwall[7]; 8. 70A-Alex Payne[10]; 9. 23-Joey Ladouceur[8]; 10. M75-Joe Banks[9]

22 entries


A Feature 1 50-60 (20 Laps): 1. 63-Pete Stapper; 2. 68-Jens Mortensen; 3. 6-Jeff Cledgett; 4. 83V-Joe Hilts; 5. 28G-Greg Hale; 6. 84B-Bob Beattie; 7. 01-Steve Barber; 8. 38-Dexter Billings; 9. B22-Denzil Billings

A Feature 2 70-80 (20 Laps): 1. 37-Matt Barbour; 2. 73-Josh Powers; 3. 9G-Gavin Riddell; 4. 91-Chad Lackie; 5. 17IG-Ian Gordon; 6. 9W-Wayne Riddell; 7. 40-Ryan Hegarty; 8. 9-Jason Riddell; 9. 8-Chris Pryer; 10. 10-Paul Billings

38 entries


A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 30-Marc Dagenais[4]; 2. 44-Tommy Bailey[2]; 3. 0-Mathieu Voghell[15]; 4. 93M-Travis Lamarche[1]; 5. 67J-Jeremie Goyette[12]; 6. 87C-Christopher Cordeau[8]; 7. 23B-Brandon Macmillan[3]; 8. 67-Maxx Steele[9]; 9. 46-Hayden Brown[19]; 10. 7-Antoine Dumouchel[28]; 11. 87-Jamie Larocque[17]; 12. 73-Dakota Boal[6]; 13. 45-Dominic Blais[13]; 14. 37-Matt Boal[16]; 15. 42JR-Aidan Fletcher[7]; 16. 75-Emily Massy[22]; 17. 06J-Jarrod Galway[10]; 18. 49-Christian Charbonneau[18]; 19. 48-Carl Gorry[5]; 20. M64-Terry McClelland[14]; 21. 7M-Dan Cook[25]; 22. 114-Felix Lavictoire[26]; 23. 03C-Colin Chisamore[20]; 24. 83-Steven Boies[29]; 25. 68L-John Lamarche[27]; 26. 95-Zac Lynch[24]; 27. L29-Landen Slinger[30]; 28. 20-Cody Sager[11]; 29. 66P-Mark Packer[23]; 30. 19-Adam Davidson[21]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7M-Dan Cook[1]; 2. 114-Felix Lavictoire[2]; 3. 68L-John Lamarche[5]; 4. 7-Antoine Dumouchel[11]; 5. 83-Steven Boies[7]; 6. L29-Landen Slinger[9]; 7. 24-Travis Fox Connor[3]; 8. 27A-Ryan Brown[8]; 9. 00-William Vidito[10]; 10. 11R-Shawn Reid[4]; 11. (DNS) 88-Mike Saunders

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93M-Travis Lamarche[1]; 2. 48-Carl Gorry[2]; 3. 67-Maxx Steele[5]; 4. 45-Dominic Blais[4]; 5. 87-Jamie Larocque[7]; 6. 19-Adam Davidson[8]; 7. (DNS) L29-Landen Slinger; 8. (DNS) 68L-John Lamarche; 9. (DNS) 7-Antoine Dumouchel; 10. (DNS) 7M-Dan Cook

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Tommy Bailey[1]; 2. 73-Dakota Boal[6]; 3. 06J-Jarrod Galway[5]; 4. M64-Terry McClelland[7]; 5. 49-Christian Charbonneau[9]; 6. 75-Emily Massy[10]; 7. 114-Felix Lavictoire[4]; 8. 90Z-Cory White[8]; 9. 88-Mike Saunders[3]; 10. (DNS) 16J-Jesse Wolfe

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23B-Brandon Macmillan[1]; 2. 42JR-Aidan Fletcher[2]; 3. 20-Cody Sager[4]; 4. 0-Mathieu Voghell[3]; 5. 46-Hayden Brown[9]; 6. 66P-Mark Packer[7]; 7. 11R-Shawn Reid[6]; 8. 27A-Ryan Brown[5]; 9. 00-William Vidito[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 30-Marc Dagenais[4]; 2. 87C-Christopher Cordeau[3]; 3. 67J-Jeremie Goyette[7]; 4. 37-Matt Boal[6]; 5. 03C-Colin Chisamore[5]; 6. 95-Zac Lynch[2]; 7. 24-Travis Fox Connor[9]; 8. 83-Steven Boies[1]; 9. (DNS) TJ35-Tyler Lamarche

13 entries


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 21-Yan Bussiere[2]; 2. 42-Carl Labonte[1]; 3. 01X-Jacob Nault[4]; 4. 17-Carl Brisebois[6]; 5. 1-Pierre Hebert[8]; 6. 10-Zephyrin Dupain[9]; 7. 47-Jeremy Levac[3]; 8. 15-Pierre Leclair[5]; 9. 01-Yoan Nault[7]; 10. 21X-Jean Mathieu Cote[10]; 11. 7-Remy Cote[11]; 12. 6-Ludovik Guillemette[12]; 13. (DNS) 33-Mathieu Bussieres

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 42-Carl Labonte[7]; 2. 47-Jeremy Levac[4]; 3. 15-Pierre Leclair[1]; 4. 01-Yoan Nault[3]; 5. 10-Zephyrin Dupain[6]; 6. 7-Remy Cote[2]; 7. 33-Mathieu Bussieres[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Yan Bussiere[5]; 2. 01X-Jacob Nault[1]; 3. 17-Carl Brisebois[4]; 4. 1-Pierre Hebert[3]; 5. 21X-Jean Mathieu Cote[2]; 6. 6-Ludovik Guillemette[6]

50/60 Vintage (25 laps)

PETE STAPPER, Jens Mortensen, Jeff Cledgett, Joey Hilts, Greg Hal, Chris Wilson, Xavier Perrin, Steve Barber, Dexter Billings, Darrell Wilson, Denzil Billings Jr., (DNS) Pat Charland

70/80 Vintage (25 laps)

MATT BARBOUR, Josh Powers, Gavin Riddell, Doug Gordon, Steve Billings, Chad Lackie, Ian Gordon, Wayne Riddell, Ryan Hegarty, Jason Riddell, Christopher Pryer, Paul Billings