Nov 18, 2007... Banquet photos ...
Saint-Pie QC … Team Bergeron ESS Banquet photos are now available. Details in Multimedia section.
Nov 13, 2007... Alain Bergeron honored at the ESS Banquet at Syracuse NY. ...
Syracuse NY …
Alain Bergeron of Saint-Pie QC was honored last Saturday (November 10) at the annual ESS Banquet. Bergeron, despite a 2007 season marked by bad lucks never gave up and came back in the championship race to finish in fifth place in the ESS points series.
The Saint-Pie QC driver won the 'Walt's Hobby Dash for Cash' series championship with 4 wins in DASH races. In the 'Canadian Invasion' championship, Bergeron have finished also in fifth place. Overall, Alain Bergeron has collected 8 wins in heat races and 12 Top10 in A-Main, in 21 ESS events.
'I'm happy to be here with my family and my team. Despite a difficult season, nobody gave up and we can be proud of it.', said Bergeron. In 2007, Alain Bergeron and his team were supported by Coffrage Daniel Lampron, Domaine de l'Érable, Castrol, DMI, Tufoil, Permatex, Métaux A.D. Picard, Garage Réal Barré, Entreprises J. Boucher, Concept Fini Meubles, BR Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, Fast Wings, Rod End Supply, Pro Shocks, Real Wheels, Red Bear Hand Cleaner, Emballages Pro-Cart, Carl Graphics, BDJ Ménard, Buropro Drummondville, Megatech, Imprimerie Chicoine, Deco-Plus, Dumoulin St-Hyacinthe and Tarkett.
Oct 24, 2007... Alain Bergeron will be part of the honored drivers at the ESS Banquet...
Saint-Pie, QC …
Despite a 2007 season marked by several bad lucks, Alain Bergeron never gave up and he will be part of the honored drivers at the annual ESS Banquet of the 'Empire Super Sprints' that will take place November 10th at Syracuse NY. After two important accidents at the beginning of the season in the nights # 1 and 3, the Saint-Pie QC driver was way far in the series points standing but his tenacity allowed him to finish the season in fifth place in the series championship and to finish first in the DASH series.
A long season that had begun last January while the 2006 champion had succeeded qualifying himself for the A-Main in the big final night at the WinterNationals at East Bay, Florida. Altogether, Bergeron will have accumulated 8 wins in heat races and 12 Top10 in 21 ESS programs.
Oct 3, 2007... Sprint Challenge at Rolling Wheels ...
Saint-Pie, QC …
This weekend, Saturday, Alain Bergeron will be at the annual Sprint Challenge at Rolling Wheels at Elbridge NY. Alain Bergeron had finished in third place last year while more than 69 drivers were presents for the race.
So, the competition will be very strong as only 24 drivers will take the start in the A-Main race.
Sept 23, 2007... Edelweiss and Frogtown: The bad luck continues for Alain Bergeron...
Cantley, QC …
Friday night (Sept 21) Alain Bergeron was in the Gatineau region for a race of the ESS series. The misfortune, again, hit as Bergeron was implied, despite him, in an accident during the A-Main at Edelweiss Speedway. Eighth on the starting grid, Bergeron was in sixth place, at the mid race, when a car has turned out on the track just in front of him after a restart. Bergeron was not able to avoid it and the night was done with damages on the Coffrages Daniel Lampron - Tufoil 8B car. Earlier in the evening, the Saint-Pie QC driver had finished fourth in his heat race.
Hogansburg, NY … Saturday night (Sept 22), Alain Bergeron was at Hogansburg NY at Frogtown International Speedway and after a good evening start, all the hopes were allowed for the Saint-Pie driver as he had one of the fastest cars on the track. In his heat race, Bergeron has finished in second place after starting from the third position, qualifying him for the DASH race. Bergeron continued his good work winning the DASH. However it's in the A-Main that the bad luck happened. Bergeron was fifth on the starting grid and was in fourth place when, at mid-race, a car came and made contact with the 8B car of Bergeron. Able to repair his car and coming back in the race, but from the back of the pack, Bergeron finished in thirteenth position. With a very fast car, the win was possible, but once again this season, the bad luck decided otherwise.
Sept 19, 2007... Edelweiss and Frogtown this weekend…
Saint-Pie, QC… Alain Bergeron and his team have 2 races this coming weekend. Friday evening, at Edelweiss Speedway at Cantley QC in the Gatineau region, will take place the race of August 17 that had been rainout. Saturday evening, Bergeron will be at Hogansburg NY, at Frogtown Int'l Speedway.
Sept 16, 2007... Deception at Osheweken...
Oshweken ON... Alain Bergeron was at Oshweken Speedway yesterday night for the Canadian Sprints Nationals. Another deception this weekend as a mechanic problem forced Bergeron to retreat to the pits during the B-Main. That put him out of the A-Main race. 77 Sprint Cars were in the pits for that race.
Sept 5, 2007... New Partner...
Saint-Pie QC... Alain Bergeron, the 2006 ESS champion, is proud to announce that he is joining 'Jack Elam J&J Auto Racing' family. More...
Sept 3, 2007... Utica-Rome Speedway...
Yesterday night (sunday), at Vernon NY, Alain Bergeron finished in 9th place in the A-Main race. The Saint-Pie QC driver was, at a certain time in 3rd place, however the car started to lost a bit of traction at the end of the race.
The night had began very well as Bergeron won his heat race and won also the DASH race.
Sept 2, 2007... Autodrome Drummond …
Drummondville QC... Yesterday night (Saturday), took place the second race of the weekend at Autodrome Drummond. For his heat race, Alain Bergeron was starting from the fifth place to finish second. This performance qualified him for the DASH race. He started second and finished in second place. He was also qualified for the A-Main with an eleventh place on the starting grid. The race went fast with the 25 laps been running without any yellow flag. Bergeron finished in eleventh place.
After those two first races of the weekend, Alain Bergeron has closed the gap to the fourth position in the series Championship. Next race will be tonight at Utica-Rome Speedway at Vernon NY.
Sept 1, 2007... Sixth place at Granby …
Granby QC... Yesterday night (Friday), Alain Bergeron was at Autodrome Granby and he finished in sixth place in the A-Main race after he started from the 10th place on the starting grid. He had earlier won his heat race from his 4th starting spot.
August 29, 2007... Three races in three evenings this weekend …
This is 3 races in 3 days that awaits Alain Bergeron and his team this weekend. Friday August 31, Bergeron will race in his backyard, at the Autodrome Granby to start this series of 3 races of the ESS series.
Saturday night, the driver of Saint-Pie QC will be at Drummondville at Autodrome Drummond. The weekend will be concluded Sunday evening on the american side of the border at Utica-Rome Speedway at Vernon NY.
Alain Bergeron is presently in fifth place in the ESS series championship while he's leading the DASH series.
August 26, 2007... Genesee Speedway- DNF …
Alain Bergeron was at Batavia NY yesterday night for the ESS-ASCS Shootout. That race was not a full points race for the ESS series championship. Based on the points system for that race the Saint-Pie driver was 16th on the A-Main starting grid. The points were calculated on the second place finish of Bergeron in his heat and on the 20th time during the time trials.
With a very slick track, the race did not look to be easy, however Bergeron did not get any chance as very early in the race another car hit Bergeron's Sprint, causing damages to a headers. That ended up the night for Bergeron.
August 22, 2007... Next Race…
The next race for Alain Bergeron and his team will be this Saturday at Genesse Speedway at Batavia NY for a shootout that will include both ESS and ASCS Patriots Sprint Car teams.
With last weekend races, Alain Bergeron is now fifth in Points for ESS championship and he leads the DASH championship standing.
August 19, 2007... Sixth place in A-Main / Win in DASH…
After a win in his heat race and a win in DASH, Alain Bergeron could hope good results in A-Main. Unfortunately, on lap one, the Saint-Pie driver was stuck behind cars that missed their start. Result, Bergeron was back in tenth position after the first lap. He has therefore to fight back and regain the lost positions to finally finish the race in sixth place.
'' This is a very disappointing one because we had a very good car tonight, but this is racing and we have to live with that and come back stronger in the next races.'', to declare Alain Bergeron.
August 18, 2007... Sixth at Brockville ON…
Brockville ON A sixth place finish yesterday night (Saturday) at Brockville ON. A second place on his heat race and a nice DASH race with a second after having started fourth.
August 17, 2007... Rain out…
Cantley QC The race that was supposed to be held tonight (Friday) at Edelweiss Speedway have been cancelled because of the bad weather. Next race, tomorrow at Brockville ON.
August 12, 2007... Ohsweken and Black Rock…
Ohsweken ON - August 10, 2007…Alain Bergeron was at Ohsweken Speeway, Friday August 10, for a SOS series (Southern Ontario Sprints) race with 28 Sprints in the pits. Despite the fact that he is not a regular of the series, Bergeron did well. He had to start from the back in his heat race, in sixth place finishing third. He was then qualified for the A-Main with the 11th place on the starting grid. Using SOS mandated series tires, the Saint-Pie QC driver did well completing the race in seventh place.
Dundee NY - August 11, 2007… Alain Bergeron also did a stop by Black Rock Speeway, Saturday August 11, for an ASCS Patriots series race. Finishing in fifth place in his heat, Alain Bergeron was qualified for the A-Main. He completed the A-Main in 12th place from a 15th starting spot.
August 8, 2007... Photos and Vidéos…
August 1, 2007... It is off this weekend…
Saint-Pie QC… It is a weekend off for Alain Bergeron and his team. The regular activities of the ESS series will be back the weekend of August 17, 18 and 19 for 3 races in 3 nights.
Details to come…
July 29, 2007... Mother Nature took the pace…
Drummondville QC… Alain Bergeron was supposed to race at Autodrome Drummond of Drummondville, but the program was cancelled because of the heavy rain.
July 28, 2007... Fourth place at Granby…
Granby QC, July 28 2007… Despite engine problems, Alain Bergeron was able to finish in the top 5, last night, in the A-Main race at Granby. Sixth on the starting grid, the Saint-Pie driver quickly found himself in third position and started to chase the leaders, but the driver started to feel a power loss. He lost a position to pass the checkered in fourth place.
The team was also very busy at the beginning of the evening since they had to replace the 'driveshaft' just before the heat race. Second at the start of his heat, Bergeron won this race.
Tonight, Alain Bergeron is at Autodrome Drummond.
July 25, 2007... Second visit in Quebec…
Saint-Pie QC… Alain Bergeron an his team will be back in Québec this weekend with a visit at the Autodrome Granby, Friday August 27. Saturday night, the 28, the team will be at Drummondville for the racing program at Autodrome Drummond.
This visit in Québec will be a good opportunity for Alain Bergeron to meet again with a win as the Saint-Pie driver was victim of a lot of problems in the last races.
The fans are welcome to meet team members, the driver and the 8B car DMI / Tufoil / BR Motorsports / Fast Wings / Castrol / Real Wheels / Rod End Supply / Pro Shocks / Red Bear Hand Cleaner.
July 22, 2007... Fonda…
Fonda NY… Alain Bergeron was back on the track, last Saturday, at Fonda Speedway NY where he had finished in third place earlier this season. Well, the scenario was not repeated. Sixth on the starting grid of the A-Main, the track was very slick and the Saint-Pie QC driver had to work very hard to keep the pace. He finally passed the checkered in ninth place.
Bergeron had qualified for the A-Main while finishing fifth in his qualification race. It was not easy as he was third at the start and a part connected to the accelerator broke, which forced Bergeron to complete the last two laps driving with one hand on the wheel and to use his other hand to activate the throttle connected to the engine.
More than 30 cars were present for this race.
July 18, 2007... Next Race for Alain Bergeron, Fonda…
Saint-Pie QC ... The next race for Alain Bergeron and his team will this Saturday, July 21, at Fonda Speedway NY.
Earlier this season, Alain Bergeron finished third at the Fonda Sprint 360 Open.
July 16, 2007... 2 of 3 nights in rain...
Cornwall ON, July 15... For the second night in a row, the rain won. The racing program that was supposed to be held at Cornwall ON has been rain out and is postponed to august 19.
Hogansburg NY, July 14... The program at Frogtown Int'l Speedway has been rainout.
Cantley QC, July 13... Alain Bergeron finished in sixth place in the A-Main after starting from the eight spot at Edelweiss Speedway, Cantley QC. The Saint-Pie driver qualified himself for the A-Main in finishing third in his heat race.
July 11, 2007... Another busy weekend for Alain Bergeron…
Saint-Pie QC... Alain Bergeron will have another busy weekend as three races in three evenings await the Saint-Pie QC driver's team.
Friday evening, July 13, the ESS series and the 2006 champion, Alain Bergeron, will be at Edelweiss Speedway at Cantley QC in the Ottawa region. Then, the next day, Saturday evening, Bergeron and his team will cross the American border for the racing program at Frogtown Int'l Speedway at Hogansburg, NY.
Finally, this weekend marathon will be concluded on the Canadian side of the border at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall ON. This will be therefore a very important weekend for Alain Bergeron behind the wheel of his Sprint Car 8B DMI / Tufoil / BR Motorsports / Fast Wings / Castrol / Real Wheels / Red Bear Hand Cleaner / Rod End Supply / ProShocks.
July 10, 2007... New photos…
New photos (Williams Grove, Lincoln, Utica-Rome, Granby, Drummond, Cornwall) and interview of Alain Bergeron with Journal Sport (in section 2007-Interview) are now on the site. Section Multimedia.
July 8, 2007... Eleventh place at Woodhull NY…
Woodhull NY... Alain Bergeron was last night at Woodhull Raceway NY and he had a hard work day.
Starting the A-Main from the back of the pack, the driver of Saint-Pie QC had to fight himself with his car and also with his opponents. It is finally in eleventh place that Bergeron passed the checkered in this A-Main. The evening had not begun very well for Alain Bergeron as in his heat race, he was fourth on the starting grid but he got out of the high grove and lost positions to finish sixth and was excluded from the inversion system of the handicap system.
Alain Bergeron and his team remain positive; the adversity being a situation that the team always had to face since the very beginnings.
July 4, 2007... Next race: Woodhull NY...
Saint-Pie QC...The next race for Alain Bergeron and his team will be this Saturday, July 7th at Woodhull Raceway, Woodhull NY.
Alain Bergeron is back in the ESS series championship as after last Sunday race at Utica-Rome Speedway, the Saint-Pie QC driver is now in fifth place in the standing for the championship and he is leading the DASH races series too.
Let recall that Alain Bergeron was hit by bad luck at the start of the season as he was victim of accidents in the first and third race of the ESS series. Things seem to have come back to normal now and everything looks better for the next races.
July 1, 2007... Utica-Rome Speedway…
Vernon NY, July 1 2007...Alain Bergeron was at the Utica-Rome Speedway tonight for a race of the ESS series. Fifth on the starting grid, Bergeron climbed up to third place on lap eleven when a yellow flag came to interrupt the race. From this moment, from the restart until the end of the race, the car reacted differently and the Saint-Pie driver lost some positions to finally finish eighth at the end of the race.
The evening had well begun since Alain Bergeron had qualified itself for the A-Main by winning his heat race. At the DASH race, fifth on the starting spot, Bergeron finished in second place after a battle between three drivers, in a DASH race that was once again very excited.
June 30, 2007... Rainout at Can-Am…
Lafargeville NY, June 30, 2007...The racing program planned for tonight at Can-Am Motrosports Park has been rainout. Next race for Alain Bergeron and the ESS, tomorrow night (Sunday) at Utica-Rome Speedway NY.
June 27, 2007... Another big weekend to come for Alain Bergeron and his team…
Saint-Pie QC, June 27, 2007...Alain Bergeron will not have plenty of time to relax as after the last weekend in Niagara Falls ON region, he's going back on the road for another weekend of two races in two nights.
Saturday June 30, the Saint-Pie QC driver will be at Can-Am Motorsports Park at Lafargeville NY while the next day, Sunday July 1, Bergeron and his team will be at Utica-Rome Speedway, Vernon NY, for the Empire Super Sprints race.
The driver of the Sprint Car 8B DMI/ Tufoil/ BR Motorsports/ Fast Wings/ Castrol/ Real Wheels/ Rod End/ ProShocks/ Red Bear Hand Cleaner has won the race at Can-Am in 2001.
June 26, 2007... Alain Bergeron - Bike Race Photos…
Photos of Alain Bergeron at the bike race for the Kid's Fan Club at Merrittville. Section Multimedia
June 24, 2007... Good weekend in Ontario for Alain Bergeron…
Ohsweken ON, - June 22, 2007...Alain Bergeron and his team were in the Niagara Falls ON region this weekend for two races in two evenings. Friday June 22, ESS drivers were at Ohsweken Speedway. With the hvandicap system in place, Bergeron had to deal with inversed positions and he was tenth on the A-Main starting grid. Saint-Pie QC driver made his way, and at a certain point he was in 6th place. However, lap cars combined with a track that was becoming very slick for the car setup, Bergeron lost two positions to finally finish in eight place.
Bergeron had qualified for the A-Main winning his heat race while he was second on the starting grid. Very good performance also in the DASH race with a second place finish. The DASH was one of the great moments of the evening as Alain Bergeron and Chuck Hebing fought hard in a duel for the second place in that four laps DASH race. Neither one of the two drivers wanted to give up and both exchanged the position many times. The Quebec driver won the duel.
Thorold ON - June 23, 2007… The following night, Saturday June 23, the ESS series was at Thorold ON at Merrittville Speedway and Alain Bergeron wanted, at any price, to have a great performance. fourth on the starting grid in the A-Main, Bergeron quickly made his way to the second place and found himself in the back of the leader. Trying several groves and at the bottom of the track, the leader was able to keep up and resist to Bergeron's attacks. So it's in second place that the Saint-Pie QC driver crossed the checkered.
Earlier, Bergeron had qualified for the A-Main finishing second in his heat. He had qualified also for the DASH race. The Quebec driver had kept his initial position and finished second..
Merrittville Speedway Kid's Club - During the evening program at Merrittville Speedway, Pete and Nancy Bicknell, owners of the track, had invited Alain Bergeron to participate at a 3 laps bicycle race on the Kart track against the 2006 local champion. That race was organized for the track Kid's Club. The bicycles had the colors and numbers of the driver's cars and the young fan was winning the bicycle. Bergeron won the race and the young fan that was matched with him was more than happy. The team also gave an autographed team shirt.
June 20, 2007... Back on the road…
Saint-Pie QC...Alain Bergeron and his team are going back on the road this weekend for two races in two evenings in the Niagara ON region. Friday evening, Bergeron and the drivers of the ESS series will be at Ohsweken ON for the Genese Scramble qualifier. Saturday evening, all will meet again at Thorold ON, at Merrittville Speedway.
Note that during the racing program at the intermission, the Saint-Pie QC driver will participate in a bicycle race against the Merrittville track champion. This race is part of the Kid's club activities of the track and a young fan will receive a bicycle. The bicycle will carry the colors of the 8B Sprint of Bergeron.
June 18, 2007... Fourth place at Cornwall...
Cornwall, ON...Following Drummond accident, the team have worked hard, the driver was ready and the result is a great fourth place finish in A-Main for Alain Bergeron. 9th on the starting grid, Alain Bergeron did a very good race to finish fourth.
The evening started also very well for Bergeron with wins in his heat race and in the DASH.
June 17, 2007... Second place finish at Granby - Bad luck at Drummond……
Drummondville - June 16, 2007...Saturday night, after a solid performance at Granby the night before, Alain Bergeron was confident to have a good race at Drummond, Saturday, while he was ninth on the A-Main starting grid. As early as the first lap, Russ Bennett's Sprint started a series of flips in turn #3 and several cars that followed were taken in the accident. Bergeron that just took the high grove to pass another car came very close to avoid the accident but the right rear wheel touched another car and the evening was done for the Saint-Pie QC driver, the rear suspension being damaged.
Alain Bergeron had begun the evening finishing second in his heat and fifth in the DASH race. The team worked hard and the car should be ready for tonight race at Cornwall tonight (Sunday).
Granby - June 15, 2007…
Friday night, it was the first visit of the ESS Sprints in Quebec in 2007 and Alain Bergeron was second on the starting grid of the A-Main. Bergeron did a great job finishing second in this A-Main at Granby. The driver of Saint-Pie QC had won his heat race earlier in the evening.
June 13, 2007... First visit in Quebec for 2007…
The next weekend will be very loaded for Alain Bergeron and the drivers of the 'Empire Super Sprints' with three races in three evenings.
Friday evening, June 15, the ESS series and Alain Bergeron will be at Granby, while the next day evening, Saturday June 16, all will meet again at the Autodrome Drummond of Drummondville. Sunday evening, this will be Cornwall Motor Speedway, in Ontario, to welcome the drivers of the series.
Just recall that at the first race of the series championship, that took place at Utica-Rome Speedway, Alain Bergeron had been implied in an accident while a car in front of him had hit the wall to finish his ride on the 8B Sprint of the Saint-Pie driver. The car had important damages but the team had worked very strong and the Sprint is now ready for the weekend.
June 10, 2007... Weekend in Sprint Car paradise…
Alain Bergeron and his team were in the Sprint Car paradise this weekend in Pennsylvania for the 'Shot Drop/Rislone Nationals' that was held Friday at the famous Sprint Car track, Williams Grove Speedway.
Saturday, the Saint-Pie QC driver was at Lincoln Speedway. It was a career first time at those two tracks for Bergeron. These races did not count for the championship for the ESS series, however it was a great occasion to compete against the URC drivers and to learn a little bit more from those two tracks were Bergeron never raced before.
The weekend started pretty well Friday, at William Grove. A fast 'Time Trial' time gave him the third spot in his heat race. Bergeron was ready, however a thunderstorm hit the track area and the track officials decided to cancel the program.
Saturday night, June 9. Alain Bergeron was joining, for a second night in a row, the URC drivers for the regular program at Lincoln Speedway; track with a lot of actions on the track and when just a simple touch doesn't give you any chance. With the URC points system in place, the ESS champion had to start from the back in his heat race, in 9th place on the grid. Despite the difficulty to find the right setup, but with a good start and a good performance for the 8 laps of the race, Bergeron finished 5th to qualify for the A-Main.
So, it is from the 18th place that Alain Bergeron started the A-Main. In the first laps, Bergeron had to avoid a big crash and he soon, find himself in 11th position. However, the setup problems mixed with the fact he did not know the track started to cause him some problems.. Bergeron found himself on the side but was able to start again from the back, fighting constantly with his car to keep it on the track.. He gained some positions but turned sideway on lap 20. It's finally in 16th place that he passed the checkered flag. Despite the deception, that visit in paradise was a great experience for the future.
Next races in Quebec and Ontario, next Friday June 15, ESS drivers and Alain Bergeron will visit Autodrome Granby and on Saturday, everyone go to Drummondville. Sunday night, Cornwall Motor Speedway will host the ESS series.
June 6, 2007... Back to Racing…
After a weekend off, Alain Bergeron and his team are going back on the road for Pennsylvania for the 'Shot Drop/Rislone Nationals' that will be held Friday night at the famous Sprint Car track, Williams Grove Speedway. It will be a first time at that track for Alain Bergeron, of Saint-Pie QC.
That race will not count for the ESS series Championship; however, the competition will be very strong as all the URC series drivers, and the Williams Grove Sprint Car regulars will be there.
May 28, 2007... Bad Luck at Utica-Rome Speedway
After a very good heat race and a long rain delay, Alain Bergeron did not end up very lucky at Utica-Rome Speedway last night.
Everything was looking great for the Saint-Pie QC driver that was starting in eight place for the ESS A-Main, but as early as the first lap, two cars got together and one of them went into the wall and came back to finish his ride on Alain Bergeron's. Bergeron was not able to avoid it and a pill out happened. The night for many competitors was done.
The evening had well begun for Bergeron that was qualified for the A-Main finishing third in his heat while he started in 7th place. Than the rain delay came for several hours. What came after is history.
"This is an event that we had no control on it, we have to live with. We will not give up and we will work harder as there is still lot of races remaining until the end of the season. Last year, we finished 22nd and 19th at the first two races of the 2006 season and we hit the wall at Little Valley to finish in 19th place at the fourth race. The rest of the season showed us that we should never give up.", mentioned Alain Bergeron.
May 23, 2007... The ESS season begins!
This is this weekend, Sunday May 27, that will begin, at Utica-Rome Speedway, Vernon NY, the official season of the 'Empire Super Sprints'. Alain Bergeron, of Saint-Pie QC and 2006 series champion, will be there.
Just recall that 2006 championship race for the points standing was very closed until the end as Alain Bergeron finished 50 points in front of Jeff VanDusen to become the very first Canadian to win the Champion title. Alain Bergeron also took the Canadian Champion title.
The successes of Team Bergeron did not stop there since, at the annual Banquet that took place at Syracuse NY in last November, Alain Bergeron had been named 'Most Improved Driver' and Hugo St-Germain had delighted the title of 'ESS Mechanic of the year'. Fully deserved honor for Hugo St-Germain as he is Crew chief with Alain Bergeron since those 7 years in Sprint Car and also during the time when Alain Bergeron was racing in Mini-Sprint.
So, this is with a lot of enthusiasms and determination that all the team attacks this new 2007 season.
May 20, 2007... Bully Hill Nationals
Alain Bergeron was, this weekend, at Rock Black Speedway, Dundee NY, for the Bully Hill Vineyards National. This event is a National race for the ASCS series, so the best USA Sprints 360 drivers were presents with 40 Sprints in the pits. Last year for that same event, Bergeron finished second in the A-Main after scoring the best time trial among the 70 drivers that were there.
Friday night (May 18): Finishing sixth in his heat race, Bergeron had to go through the B-main race to qualify himself in the A-Main main event. Third at the checkered of his B-main, the Saint-Pie driver started 22nd on the A-Main starting grid. Unfortunately, another car turned on the track and Bergeron was not able to avoid it, the front end of the car was damaged and the night was off.
Saturday evening (May 19) : For a second night, Alain Bergeron had to negotiate with a bad draw that determined heats starting positions, while he picked up the 8th starting spot in his heat race. Gaining some positions, he finished fifth. On the B-Main, fifth on the starting grid he finished fourth. Being qualified for the A-Main, the Saint-Pie driver had to start way in the back, on the 27th place. The keyword was 'dust', a lot of dust that prevented all visibility. Despite the heavy traffic and the bad visibility in front of him, Bergeron find himself in the 19th place, but the leaders were catching up and quickly Bergeron was lapped down by the leaders. He was just behind Jason Johnson, that was third at the time and just in front of the 2006 ASCS champion, Gary Wright. Alain Bergeron, not impressed, kept his position, in front of the champion Wright, for the remaining fifteen laps, and in the tail of Johnson's car.
The 2006 ESS champion completed the race in 19th. Most important is that he proved that he's able to compete with the best ones in North America.
May 13, 2007... 2007 Shirts!
Our 2007 shirts are now in sale !
New this year, Ladie's shirts and Sweatshirts, and our always popular racing shirts. More details at Merchandise section.
May 02, 2007... Red Bear teams up with Alain Bergeron...
Alain Bergeron, 2006 ESS champion, is proud to announce that Red Bear hand cleaner is joining Alain Bergeron racing team. More Details...
April 29, 2007... Pictures from Fonda Speedway ...
Pictures from Team Bergeron at Fonda Speedway are now on the website.
April 24, 2007... Excellent performance at Fonda Speedway ...
Alain Bergeron and his team were at Fonda Speedway in New York state, Saturday April 21, for the '360 Sprints Open'. This event did not count for the points for the 'Empire Super Sprints' series championship, however the competition was very strong with the presence of experienced drivers. Those same drivers were a bit anxious about the condition of the track for the 20 laps A-Main race. From the start of the race, they had to deal with the turns 1 and 2 as the surface was in very bad condition and some accidents happened at that place.
Alain Bergeron had offered a excellent performance finishing in third place. Fourth on the starting grid, he was third early in the race but on a restart at mid-race, he was jammed inside turn 1 and found himself back in sixth place. Never give up, he maintained the pace to finish in third place in the A-Main.
The driver of Saint-Pie QC had qualified himself for the A-Main by finishing second in his heat race.
April 15, 2007... Alain Bergeron and his 8B-Tufoil Sprint Car are ready for the new season ...
The 2007 ESS schedule is now official and for Alain Bergeron, the 2006 champion, everything is in place for the new season to come. The Sprint Car 8B-Tufoil is all set and ready for 2007. The official season will start May 27 at Utica-Rome Speedway to finish October 6 at Rolling Wheels. No less than 27 racing programs will be presented this season, as 14 in Canada and 13 in USA. 22 racing events will be ESS races that will be accounted for the championship as 2 will be participation ones called 'no-points' races and 3 programs will be 'show up points'.
3 times in 2007, Alain Bergeron and his team will have 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) racing weekend. 3 tracks will host 3 ESS races, Autodrome Drummond, Autodrome Granby and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon NY. Alain Bergeron and the ESS drivers will make a return at Merrittville Speedway, Ontario. New additions for 2007 will be Woodhull Raceway NY et Genesse (Batavia NY).
For more information, take a look at the Schedule section.
March 31, 2007... Expo St-Hyacinthe...
After its presence at the Syracuse Motorsports Show, the Sprint Car 8B of Alain Bergeron will be, this weekend, at the Auto Sport show of St-Hyacinthe.
March 18, 2007... New Partner...
Alain Bergeron, 2006 Empire Super Sprints champion, is proud to announce the addition
of 'Métaux A.D. Picard' of Saint-Pie QC as new partner for the 2007 season.
Métaux A.D. Picard, which is specialized in Metal recycling, join to the very select group of partners that support the champion in his efforts to have, in 2007, the same success than in 2006.
"From all the team members, I want to wich a very welcome to Métaux A.D. Picard with us", Alain Bergeron.
March 14, 2007... Pictures of the Syracuse 'Gater Racing New Motorsports Expo' ...
The Motorsports Expo of Syracuse NY is recognized year after year for his big number of race cars in the
showroom and last weekend the 8B Tufoil car of Alain Bergeron was one of the cars more noticed. Thousands of racing fans have visited the car show for those 3 days admiring the 8B Sprint Car, shaking hand and discussing with Alain Bergeron. The Saint-Pie QC driver have participated to an autograph session and was the object of many radio and TV interviews.
Nevertheless this, the thing that touch the most the driver, will have been without any doubt the warm welcome of the fans that greeted him, approaching Bergeron by his first name, congratulate him for his 2006 season and wishing him good luck for 2007. Even the youngest ones came to speak to him recognized him and his car. This was a great weekend for all the team.
To see the photos of the sprint 8B and Alain Bergeron at the Motorsports Expo, click here, or visit the Multimedia section.
March 3, 2007... Alain Bergeron and the 8B-Tufoil Sprint at the Syracuse 'Gater Racing New Motorsports Expo' ...
Alain Bergeron, 2006 ESS champion, will be one of the drivers that will represent the 'Empire Super Sprints'
series at the Syracuse Gater Racing News Motorsports Expo that will take place March 9-11. This exposition
and trade show attracts yearly more than 10,000 race fans from the Northeast. It is a very big event where Race
Cars from all categories will be exposed during those three days.
The race fans will be able to see the 2007 Sprint Car of the Saint-Pie, QC driver. After the successful annual Party that was held last February at the 'Domaine de L'Érable', the 8B-Tufoil car will be at the ESS booth at the Syracuse show. The race fans will also be able to discuss with the champion Alain Bergeron.
There are still remaining tickets for the 2007 Team Bergeron annual party...
Feb 10 2007... Photos East Bay and 2007 Party...
Photos from East Bay FL are now on the web site in multimedia section
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There are still remaining tickets for the 2007 Team Bergeron annual party that will be held February 17th. Click here for details.
Feb 3, 2007... Tufoil teams up with Team Bergeron...
Alain Bergeron, 2006 ESS champion, is proud to announce that TUFOIL will support Team Bergeron for the next season. ''The World's Most Efficient Lubricant'', Tufoil, will support Alain Bergeron and his team in the effort
to defend his 2006 title in 'Empire Super Sprints' series.
Tufoil is recognized for his complete line of products in all needs of high performance lubrificants. Tufoil owns the Guinness record since 1996, as the ''The World's Most Efficient Lubricant''.
To obtain more information on the Tufoil products, visit the Corporate website of the company at www.tufoil.com .
Jan 28, 2007... Great performance and mecanical problem...TAMPA, Florida -- Last night, it was the third evening of this Winternationals 2007 in Florida and the final big race where the best Sprint Car 360 drivers took place for the $10,000 to win. For a third evening, Alain Bergeron was disadvantaged by the draw for the starting positions in heat races. That was in sixth place that the driver of Saint-Pie QC had to take the green flag.
Well, a superb performance from Bergeron have allowed him to finish on the second spot in his qualification and its efforts of the last three days have been rewarded. This performance gave him the second place in the points behind the champion Jason Johnson, this that meant a starting spot in final A-Main.
Ninth on the starting grid, Alain Bergeron was fine ready for this final one. Unfortunately at the start of the race, the front of his car made contact with the outside wall and a simple bolt, that held a suspension bar broke itself, resulting with the front axle being loose. Bergeron's night was over.
Alain Bergeron was all even happy of its three days of competition: 'We must be pround of us since it was a first visit to this track and it was not easy in all the three nights of competition. To finish ourselves in the ninth place in the points with the best ones in North America, we had to do it. I must thank my team that worked very hard throughout this week. It is certain that this is a little frustrating to see our race finishing by a simple broken bolt, but that is part of racing.', to comment the Saint-Pie QC driver.
Jan 26, 2007... Bad luck on the draw...but Bergeron did not give up...TAMPA, Florida -- It was the second evening of competition at East Bay Raceway Park in Florida and Alain Bergeron has, for a second time in two evenings, been victim of a bad draw for the line up on the starting grid. He was 7th on his heat starting lineup.
The competition is very strong with more than 72 drivers that are presents. With a track that is very quick where there are not much passing, the Saint-Pie QC driver finished his heat in 6th place.
Bergeron will have therefore to go through one of the B-Main race again tonight to try to qualify for the A-Main. Sixth on the starting grid of the B-Main, it won't be easy. As early as the first lap, Bergeron passed from sixth position to third. With two laps to go, Alain Bergeron gave everything from the high groove , very close to the wall, and succeeded slipping himself in the second spot to finish the race second. That was worth him a place in the A-Main.
The A-Main was very fast with only a yellow flag and practically not much passing. Alain Bergeron that started 22nd, finished in 21st position. The Saint-Pie QC driver opened several eyes at Tampa FL with his performance in the B-Main while he showed all his talent.
Jan 25, 2007... East Bay Raceway Park...
TAMPA, Florida -- It was the first evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Florida and Alain Bergeron had the fifth place on the starting grid of the fifth heat of the night. Alain Bergeron finished fifth in that heat.
A points system is used to qualify for the big event Saturday night. The drivers that collects the more passing positions during the races have more chances for Saturday.
Bergeron had therefore to go through one of the B-Main. Unfortunately, he finished in seventh place and his day was finished. Tomorrow evening will be the second slice of these WinterNationals at Tampa.
Jan 23, 2007... Alain Bergeron ready for his first race of 2007 ...
TAMPA – Florida -- Alain Bergeron is in Florida, this week, to race at the Winternationals 2007 at the East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa FL. The 2006 'Empire Super Sprints' champion from Saint-Pie QC have arrived today in Florida.
Alain Bergeron will race with the best Sprint Car drivers in North America in this high level competition that will regroup Sprint Car drivers from the 360 and 410 class from all over the USA.
Wednesday, January 24th will be dedicated to the practice sessions, while the 3 following days will be full programs of racing. Saturday (January 27) will be the big night with $10,000 to win.
Jan 14, 2007... Two new partners for Alain Bergeron ...
Alain Bergeron is proud to announce that two new partners will be team up with Team Bergeron in 2007.
The 2006 'Empire Super Sprints' champion has confirmed that Pro Shocks and Rod End Supply will team up with the Canadian driver for the 2007 season.
Both companies are leaders in Racing and Performance parts. Pro Shocks is the World Leader in Shocks Technology while Rod End Supply is the Leader in Rod End and other Racing parts and components.
Pro Shocks and Rod End Supply are joining two other companies BR Motorsports, a major supplier in Sprint Car parts and Permatex, a leader in products for the automotive maintenance and repair market, that added their support to the 2006 ESS tour champion, at the end of December 2006.
Jan 9, 2007... Alain Bergeron in Florida at East Bay...
The 2006 'Empire Super Sprints' champion, Alain Bergeron have confirmed that he will compete
at the Winternationals 2007 from January 24th to 27th at East Bay Raceway Park, near Tampa FL.
The Saint-Pie native will race with the best Sprint Car drivers in North America in this high level competition that will regroup Sprint Car drivers from the 360 and 410 class from all over USA.
Jan 2, 2006... New Photos Albums...
All the Photos and videos are now under the new Albums in Multimedia section
Dec 29, 2006... Happy New Year 2007...
From 8B racing Team.
Dec 19, 2006...
Annual Party tickets...
Tickets for the Team Bergeron annual party are now for sale for the price of $20. The evening will be held still this year at the Domaine de L'Érable, of Sainte-Rosalie, Saturday, February 17, 2007. Like in the past years, a dinner will be served, followed by the dance. Drawing of numerous prizes, fun and the chance to see the 2007 Sprint Car of the 2006 ESS champion Alain Bergeron.
Take note that no tickets will be sold at the door the night of the party.
To buy your tickets, contact :
Alain Bergeron at 450-772-2889 or 450-772-0888
Hugo St-Germain (St-Hyacinthe area) au 450-778-2257
Alain Forcier (Drummondville area) au 819-397-5179
Dec 17, 2006...
Alain Bergeron on the list of the best North America Sprint Car 360 drivers
The Sprint Car Hall of Fame, based in Knoxville Iowa, have released the list of the best Sprint Car 360 drivers for 2006. Alain Bergeron made again a big impression among the US journalists as he finished in 16th place in the poll for the best drivers in all North America. The Saint-Pie driver is in good company as he just finished behind the legendary Kenny Adams from Florida. In fact, the 20th best drivers of Sprint 360 of North America are from all over America as Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, etc. That honor complete a dream season for Alain Bergeron that won the 2006 ESS Tour championship.
2 new partners for Team Bergeron
Alain Bergeron is also proud to announce that 2 new partners will support Team Bergeron in 2007. BR Motorsports, from California, a major supplier in Sprint Car parts and Permatex, a leader in products for the automotive maintenance and repair markets will be associated with the ESS 2006 Tour champion.
All the members of Team Bergeron racing team wish a warm welcome to the new partners.
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