ALAN JOHNSON OPENS BREWERTON SPEEDWAY SEASON WITH DOMINATING DIRT MODIFIED FEATURE VICTORY BREWERTON, NY...Alan Johnson opened the 2005 race season at Brewerton Speedway with a dominating feature victory in the 35-lap DIRT Modified main event.
ALAN JOHNSON OPENS BREWERTON SPEEDWAY SEASON WITH DOMINATING DIRT MODIFIED FEATURE VICTORY
BREWERTON, NY...Alan Johnson opened the 2005 race season at Brewerton Speedway with a dominating feature victory in the 35-lap DIRT Modified main event. Johnson took the top spot away from Billy Decker on lap-20 and was able to hold on for the victory in the Jeff Rudalavage owned, WPC Associates sponsored ride despite a smoking engine in the final circuits.
Danny Johnson raced out to the early lead at the start of the DIRT Modified main event from the pole starting position. Action slowed on lap one when Jim Witko and several other cars came together on lap one. When the event restarted Johnson regained the top spot, but action slowed once again when Scott Prentice stopped on the track in turn two. That would turn out to be the final caution period of the race.
Billy Decker took the lead away from Johnson on the restart. With ten laps complete Decker was being chased in the top five by Alan Johnson, Gary Tomkins, Danny Johnson and Pat Ward. It was on lap-20 when Alan Johnson took the lead away from Decker. With the race staying under green flag conditions Alan pulled away for the victory, but some battles remained throughout the field.
Teammates Decker and Ward finished in positions second and third. Defending Track Champion Tomkins was fourth and former Track Champion Chuck Bower finished a strong fifth. Tim Fuller, Bob McCreadie, Matt Sheppard, Mitch Gibbs and Danny Johnson finished in positions sixth through tenth. The feature field was represented with 18 former DIRT Modified feature winners in the 24-car starting field.
Veteran Bill Anderson Sr. won the season opening 20-lap IMCA Modified main event. Mike Chilson, Mike Jeffries, Johnny Hill and Les Hubbard followed Anderson across the finish line. Anderson took control of the field on lap three and never looked back for the convincing opening night win.
Defending Mod Lite Track Champion Tim Devendorf crossed the finish line first at the conclusion of the 20-lap Mod Lite feature race. Matt Magner, Frank Doll, Don Fenner and Chris Propheter finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Devendorf took the lead away from Magner with just two laps to go for the feature win.
Russell Erwin claimed his first ever feature race victory in the 15-lap Four Cylinder Stock main. Rich Murtaugh, Aaron Backus, Joey Delacruz and Lorrie Herbert finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Todd Williamson and Chuck Powelczyk both dropped out of the event while leading. Erwin inherited the lead on lap-12 and never looked back.
Jerry Herbert won the season opening Four Cylinder Enduro of the season Friday night. Doe Lyboult, Randy Shantel, Mike Getek Jr. and Art Durpa completed the top five finishers in the 21-car starting field.
Action will continue this Friday at Brewerton Speedway with the DIRT Big Block Modifieds, IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites, Four Cylinder Super Stocks and Ladies Races all on the schedule. Show time is set for 7:30 p.m. For more information please call the track office at 315-668-6906 or the race line at 668-RACE. On line information is available at www.brewertonspeedway.com.
FEATURE RACE SUMMARY
DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS---Alan Johnson, Billy Decker, Pat Ward, Gary Tomkins, Chuck Bower, Tim Fuller, Bob McCreadie, Matt Sheppard, Mitch Gibbs, Danny Johnson, Steve Hulsizer, Ryan Phelps, Sean Beardsley, Del Rougeux, Ray Bliss, Tim Sears, Jeff Isabell, Dale Planck, Tom Sears, Scott Prentice, Brian Murphy, Tony Buffa, Jim Witko Jr.
IMCA MODIFIEDS---Bill Anderson Sr., Mike Chilson, Mike Jeffries, Johnny Hill, Les Hubbard, Bill Anderson Jr., Dale Caswell, Dave Talbot, Kevan Cook, Mike Stolarczyk, Ken Rogers, Jon Dumas, Richard Townsend, Bob Ridgeway, Calvin Painter, Shawna Conner, Rich Riggs, Tim Hearne, Carmen Vona, Dan Wilcox, Aaron Jacobs, Pat Pontello, Brian Cannizzo, Bob Bradt.
MOD LITES--Tim Devendorf, Matt Magner, Frank Doll Jr., Don Fenner, Chris Propheter, Ray DonHauser, Mark Cooper, Jeff Barker, Dan Williams, Joe Garafolo, John Behron, Darren Forbes, Rocco Leone, Ken Gamlen, Steve Miller, Kevin Doll, Bradley Shova, Darren Austin, Ted York, Doug Williams, Kelly Skinner, Luke Lonegran, Brenda Rice, Larry Casbohm, John Byrnes, Lowell Zehr, Joe Gwilt, Joe Isabell, Kevin DonHauser, Dennis Propheter.
FOUR CYLINDER SUPER STOCKS---Russell Erwin, Rich Murtaugh, Aaron Backus, Joey Delacruz, Lorrie Herbert, Sam Curcie, Chris Kranz, Glenn Erwin, Ed Curry, Jeff Herbert, Chuck Powelczyk, Todd Williamson, John Goldman, Doug Farnsworth, John West.
FOUR CYLINDER ENDURO TOP FIVE---Jerry Herbert, Doe Lyboult, Randy Shantel, Mike Getek Jr., Art Dupra.