Dery Streaks To Quebec Glory


ST. CROIX, Quebec — Jean Francois Dery dominated the field on the way to his second victory in a row in the Riverside 150 at Circuit Riverside Speedway Saturday.

Dery battled all race long with hometown heroes Dany Trepanier and Patrick Hamel who came home second and third, respectively.

The first 75-lap segment of two was dominated early by St-Edouard, QC’s Trepanier who started from the second position. A lap 31 caution restart, however, brought Dery to the front of segment one. Trepanier battled back on the inside lane on lap 35, reclaiming the lead for eight more laps, until a lap-44 restart brought Dery to the front row once again.  Dery took off once again on the restart, leading until Trepanier took the lead for good on lap 54.

Segment two featured battle-scarred Karl Allard, who was involved in a nasty multi-car wreck in his heat, starting from the pole to develop a large advantage over the field.  Hamel slowly reeled him in for the lead, and finally stole it from him on the outside lane after a lap-31 caution. Hamel stretched his lead until a hungry Dery had made his way through the field to Hamel’s back bumper. Dery took the lead for three laps on lap 64, but Hamel drove to victory in the second segment to claim third overall, just one point shy of Trepanier for second.

Patrick Cliche made his way to fourth overall, and David Michaud battled back in the second segment to complete the top five.

The finish:

Jean-Francois Dery, Dany Trepanier, Patrick Hamel, Patrick Cliche, David Michaud, Steven Boissonneault, Patrick Laperle, Jonathan Bouvrette, Karl Allard, Steve Lesage, Etienne Cliche, Gaetan Lauzier, Jacques Poulin, Patrick Boyer, Claude Leclerc, Eric LeHoux, Yannick Tremblay, Sylvain Lacombe, Donald Theetge.