AKWESASNE -- After getting rained out last Friday night, Mohawk International Raceway will resume this week with an action packed lineup: the Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series held over from last week, the driver loyalty draw and Frenchie’s Chevrolet 50 lap “Chevy Runs Deep” Series finale. Champions will be crowned in both series and the regular track championships.
In the 358 Modified division, Billy Dunn leads as he looks for his third consecutive MIR track title with a comfortable 32 point advantage over second place Chris Raabe and one point further ahead of third place Carey Terrance.
In the Frenchie’s “Chevy Run Deep” Series, Danny O’Brien holds a two point advantage on Brian McDonald and Chris Raabe, with Jordan McCreadie, Tom Conklin and a host of others in contention.
Corey Wheeler leads the way in the Sportsman division with a virtually insurmountable lead of 45 points over second place Dylan Evoy. The Frenchie’s Ford “Go Further” Sportsman Series remains up for grabs with several teams in contention for the championship. Evoy leads by just four points over Wheeler, with defending race winner Mike Maresca, Mike Arquiett and Louie Jackson Jr. in pursuit.
Mathieu Robinson holds a 21 point advantage on Jesse Hudson in the Mod Lite division at MIR. Robinson was the 2011 Mod Lite champion at MIR and finished in second the last two seasons while Hudson has had a phenomenal sophomore season.
Randy Whitting holds a commanding 37 point lead in the Bandit division over Matt Zira. Both have been at the top of the class all season long and have distanced themselves from the field as second place Zira is more than 50 points ahead of third place.
August has been a big month for the MIR Kids Club. It is free to sign up, and there have been some great prizes given away each week. On Friday, Aug. 29 the track will give out an Applie iPad Air 16GB device. Kids Club members must be present to win.
General admission for Friday night is $25 for adults. Seniors’ discounted admission is $20. Children 12 and under are only $10. Family pricing is also available, with 2 adults and 2 kids admitted for $60, or 2 seniors and 2 children for $50. Pit admission is $30 for DIRTcar members and $35 for non members. Children are not permitted in the pit area on Friday night.
Customers are asked to allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency.
Pit Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., general admission opens at 5 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7:30.
Mohawk International Raceway is in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 from May through September, featuring the Frenchie's Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites and Bandit division cars. Visit www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com.
The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017.
The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.