WILLIAMS SCORES MAJOR DIRT SPORTSMAN VICTORY AT FULTON SPEEDWAY FULTON, NY...Joey Williams pocketed $1,000 last Wednesday at Fulton Speedway by winning the 25-lap DIRT Sportsman special. Williams beat Kevin Bates in a photo finish to earn his ...
WILLIAMS SCORES MAJOR DIRT SPORTSMAN VICTORY AT FULTON SPEEDWAY
FULTON, NY...Joey Williams pocketed $1,000 last Wednesday at Fulton Speedway by winning the 25-lap DIRT Sportsman special. Williams beat Kevin Bates in a photo finish to earn his first ever victory at Fulton Speedway. Williams edged out Bates by .046 seconds. The Scotia, N.Y. driver only led the event just before the drop of the checkered flag.
Greg Doust raced out to the early lead at the start of the DIRT Sportsman main event from the outside pole starting position. After five circuits Doust was being followed in the top five by Jim Bowman, Sam Reakes IV, Bates and Williams. Doust led the first 10-laps of the main event. Bates took the lead away from Doust on lap-11 as he worked up fast from the fifth starting position.
At the halfway mark Bates, the current Fulton Speedway DIRT Sportsman point leader was being followed in the top five by Doust, Williams, Russ Hefti and Jim Bowman. Jeremy Pitcher, Mike Button, Brett Tonkin, Reakes and Mark Yorker raced in positions sixth through tenth respectively. It appeared that Bates would record another feature win until Williams stole the victory away.
The 25-lap feature was only slowed for two minor caution periods and the event found numerous top runners move to the front. Williams came from the 11th starting position to earn the victory. Pitcher finished a strong third after starting in the 14th position. Hefti came from the 20th starting position to finish in the fourth position. A total of 22 cars finished the event in the lead lap in the competitive field.
DIRT SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH---Joey Williams, Kevin Bates, Jeremy Pitcher, Russ Hefti, Greg Doust, Jim Bowman, Brett Tonkin, Mike Button, Sam Reakes IV, Mark Yorker, Alan Fink, Rob Bellinger, Todd Town, Dave Reilley, Jeff Stevenson, Pat Votra, Chris Higgins, Mark Davison, Roy Bresnahan, Lance Willix, Chris Hile, Casey Williams, Mike Bowman.