Pro Stock Star Rocky Warner Wins Sportsman Championship - Rookie Desjardins Loses it on Last Lap, Letting Warner Take NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Championship 30

Date: 10/7/2012 10:00:16 PM

 
 
Pro Stock Star Rocky Warner Wins Sportsman Championship 

Rookie Desjardins Loses it on Last Lap, Letting Warner Take NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Championship 30

 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. - Oct. 7, 2012 - NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 2011 Pro Stock champion Rocky Warner added to his tally another victory, but not in the Pro Stock class.

 

Warner, of Gloversville, N. Y., began running in the Sportsman Modified division last year, and again brought his Sportsman ride to Super DIRT Week and steered it to victory in Sunday's Sportsman Modified Championship 30.

 
"It hasn't really hit me yet," Warner said. "I told some of the guys to pinch me. It doesn't seem real yet."

 

Warner may have seen victory lane at the New York State Fairgrounds, but never with the competitive 60-car field that attempted to qualify for Sunday's championship race.

 

"The Pro Stock class is a tough class, but we're getting 30 Pro Stocks here, which is pretty much the whole field," Warner said. "For Sportsman there are 60 or 61 cars that registered here, and it's not just 60 cars, there are 30 or 40 of the best of them, so it's one of those deals where it makes you feel a little better."

 

At the green flag, Warner was 11th while rookie and fast-timer Mathieu Desjardins took the lead. Desjardins, of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, led the race until the last lap, when Warner charged ahead from third to take the lead, leaving the Quebecois with the second spot at the finish.

 

"The last yellow was too much," Desjardins, of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, said (in French through a translator). "I'm really disappointed to have led 29 laps and to have lost the race on the last lap."

 

Sportsman Modified Series point leader Cody McPherson, finished second, building his lead over Martin Pelletier.

 

"It's bittersweet," McPherson said. "It's a good finish but you want to win the race."

 

Rounding out the top five in the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Sportsman Modified Championship 30 are Chris Herbison in fourth and Jimmy Spellmon in fifth.

 
NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Sportsman Modified Championship 30

New York State Fairgrounds - Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Diff

1

79

Rocky Warner

30

-

2

1m

Mathieu Desjardins

30

1.106

3

7T

Cody McPherson

30

2.465

4

63

Chris Herbison

30

3.2

5

28

Jimmy Spellmon

30

3.269

6

21J

James Henry

30

5.186

7

18r

Brad Rouse

30

6.477

8

92

Martin Pelletier

30

6.935

9

47S

Corey Wheeler

30

7.576

10

6

Brandon Easey

30

7.932

11

6

Gary Lindberg

30

8.076

12

14x

Scott Duell

30

8.318

13

10

Josh VanBrocklin

30

9.003

14

11k

Dillon Sallows

30

10.69

15

52

Jessica Powers

30

11.08

16

14

Brett Wright

30

11.17

17

85h

Robert Humphreys

30

11.51

18

114

Jeremy Pitcher

30

12.54

19

14g

Bryan Gleason

30

13.4

20

m1

Dave Marcuccilli

30

13.93

21

34

Justin Sharp

29

1 Lap

22

66

Dan Wiesner

28

2 Laps

23

R70

Ryan Arbinout

27

3 Laps

24

15L

Adam Leslie

26

4 Laps

25

27p

Jeremy Pitts

22

8 Laps

26

55c

Jesse Cotriss

19

11 Laps

27

6m

Mike Williams

18

12 Laps

28

57b

Frank Burnell

13

17 Laps

29

80

Steve Barber

9

21 Laps

30

97h

Bobby Hackell

6

24 Laps

 
 
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