By: TIM BALTZ – HOGANSBURG, NY – The 2018 season is far from over with at the Mohawk International Raceway and the upcoming Mohawk Nationals is the one marquee event that everyone has circled on their calendar.
Friday night events will kick off the first of 2 days at MIR with the 75 lap DirtCar 358 Modified Series event which pays a cool $4000 to win. 2018 track champion Tim Fuller claimed the most recent series win at Can Am last weekend and will be looking to go back to back in the North Series. The DirtCar Pro Stock Series will also be on the card, Mike White won last year’s event but top series contenders including defending series champion Rob Yetman, points leader Jocelyn Roy along with the most recent winner on the tour, CD Beauchamp and RPM winner Rock Aubin will be among the favorites searching for the big check and trophy. The newly formed Unique Ecigs Sportsman Series will conclude for 2018. Newly crowned track champion Brianna Ladouceur will be in attendance and looking to defend home turf. The Cornwall native, who became the 2nd ever female track champion at the Speedway, claimed the most recent series win at MIR and will attempt to go back to back. The Can Am Mod Lite Series begins a busy weekend as well with the first of their double header taking place on Friday night. Hot laps begin at 6:30 pm on Friday night with the first heat rolling track side at 7:15pm, with 97.3 CKON radio on hand to enjoy the night.
Bouee 35 will be on hand as title sponsor for night number 2 of the Mohawk Nationals. The Big Block Modified Super DirtCar Series will invade the Mohawk International Raceway on Saturday night for a 100 lap contest. Tim Fuller had his way with the field 1 year ago and will attempt to do the same in 2018. Matt Sheppard, Erick Rudolph, RPM winner Jimmy Phelps and Drummondville winner, The Doctor Danny Johnson will also be among the heavy favorites. The one everyone has their eyes on will be the 5th annual Pete Mitchell Memorial as part of the DirtCar Sportsman North Series. 2017 track champion Johnathon Ferguson won the event last year becoming the 4th different winner in 4 events. Ferguson also won a qualifying race back in May which guaranteed him at least 13th starting spot in the 100 lap event. The Can Am Mod Lite Series will be back for a 2nd straight night along with the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club. Hot laps begin at 6pm with the first heat rolling trackside at 7pm.
Live Entertainment will be taking place beginning at 2pm on Saturday with plenty of food specials available making it a full day of family fun at the speedway. Single day passes are available but very affordable two day passes are also available starting at $50 at the front gate $40 for seniors and $10 for children 15 and under. Looking for an affordable 2 day pit pass? You can purchase then for $60 with a Dirt license or $70 without a license.
This event will be one for the ages and you won’t want to miss out on all the action and fun. Get your racing fix this weekend before winter arrives.