Story By: DIRTCAR – NICHOLS, SC – It has been over five months planning, the first annual South of the Border Showdown for the Northeast DIRTcar Sportsman is ready to be showcased this weekend January 28-30 at the Lake View Motor Speedway.
Over $26,000 in cash and prizes will be ready for more than 30 competitors that have pre-registered for the event.
Thursday night will be a FREE to the public practice session leading up to the weekend’s events. On Friday, the 30-lap feature event will pay the winner a cool $2,000 with $150 set to just take the green. On Saturday finds the 51-lap finale to the weekend where the winner’s share is upped to $3,000 and pays $200 to take the green.
The action on the track will be live on pay per view by Speed 51 and will be taped for a nationally televised broadcast on MAVTV.
“The weekend has come together even better than I can imagine. I have roots in New York State and to see the support coming down is just awesome,” said track owner Scott Tripp. “We approached DIRTcar in August and immediately got the ball rolling. We have been really busy here widening the track some, adding more camping, leveling the pit area, adding more lighting and just so much more to give the fans and competitors the best experience.”
Also, spawned off the South of the Border Showdown was the recently announced invasion of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series for Super Late Models on February 20th paying $7,000 to win.
The list of pre-entries for the Showdown is a stout group of competitors: 2019 DIRTcar Sportsman Champion Kevin Root will be making Lake View his swan song in the class as he will be moving up to Big Block Modifieds right after the event. Also planning on making the trip are Can-Am Speedway Champ Tyler Corcoran, Andrew Buff was co-champion at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park with Alan Fink taking the title at Thunder Mountain Speedway and Zach Sobotka the champion at the Outlaw Speedway.
The list of top chauffeurs doesn’t stop there, Kevin Ridley, Robert Delormier, Daryl Nutting, Brandon Carvey, Grant Hilfiger, Nick Guererri, Zach Payne, Jeff Prentice, Ricky Thompson, Brendan Gibbons, Justin Buff, Robert Gage, Ryan Heath, Ryan Dolbear and many more.
Teenagers are filling the field with Derrick McGrew Jr., Seth Zacharias, Bryce Bailey and Emmett Waldron. We have two father son duos with Ajay Portzebowski Sr. and Jr., along with Mike and Johnny Bruno with both sons also teenagers.
Adding to the unique stories on the weekend, Tim Clemons, Chip Constantino join Sr. Bruno in coming out of retirement.
Over $4,000 in special bonuses and lap money have been gathered by some great supporters of the event. We like to thank West End Towing/Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Bruno’s Towing/Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Northeast Paving and Sealcoat, Elmo’s Speed & Supply, Earl Ramey Race Engines, ONYX Industries, Kona Ice of Columbus County, Vertex Property Management, Signworks Fleet Graphic Services, 13th Hour Rising Haunted Hayride, #racelifeforreal, ImageX Graphics and Hoosier Racing Tires.
The FREE to the public practice on Thursday, January 28th will be from 6-9. Friday night will see hot laps start at 6:30 and on Saturday hot laps will start at 5PM.
Pre Entry Roster for South of the Border Showdown!
|01R||Robert Gage/Hannibal, NY|
|02||Brandon Chretien, /Cicero, NY|
|1||Robert Delormier/Rooseveltown, NY|
|1r||Ricky Thompson/Akwesasne, NY|
|2b||Bryce Bailey/Waverly NY|
|4||Emmett Waldron/Savannah, NY|
|5||Derrick McGrew Jr./Ballston Spa, NY|
|6R||Ryan Heath/Huntington, MA|
|7Z||Zach Payne/Stanley, NY|
|8||Alan Fink/Central Square, NY|
|17||Tim Clemons/Conway, SC|
|17Z||Seth Zacharias/Vestal, NY|
|19C||Brandon Carvey/Oswego, NY|
|20X||Kevin Ridley/Waterloo, NY|
|22||Johnny Bruno/Castleton, VT|
|22B||Mike Bruno/Castleton, VT|
|B24||Brendan Gibbons/Amsterdam, NY|
|25G||Nick Guererri/Seneca Falls, NY|
|31B||Ryan Dolbear/Fulton, NY|
|33||Todd Hayward/Lodi, NY|
|34||Kevin Root/Geneva, NY|
|38||Zack Sobotka/Parish, NY|
|42||Justin Buff/Latham, NY|
|42||Darryl Nutting/Ballston Spa, NY|
|61||John Scarborough/Bomoseen, VT|
|63||Chip Constantino/Amsterdam, NY|
|64||Tyler Corcoran/Central Square, NY|
|72||AJay Potrzebowski Sr./Chemung, NY|
|72NY||AJay Potrzebowski Jr./Chemung, NY|
|74||Kelly Smith/Cicero, NY|
|74D||David VanBuren Sr./Oneonta, NY|
|78||Grant Hilfiger/Canadensis, PA|
|79||Jeff Prentice/Central Square, NY|
|92||Andrew Buff/Latham, NY|
|357||Chris Jakubiak/Ballston Spa, NY|