SHEPPARD HOLDS OFF McCREADIE FOR FIRST DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE WIN OF THE SEASON AT BREWERTON SPEEDWAY BREWERTON, NY...Young Matt Sheppard held off veteran Bob McCreadie to win his first Brewerton Speedway DIRT Big Block Modified feature...
SHEPPARD HOLDS OFF McCREADIE FOR FIRST DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE WIN OF THE SEASON AT BREWERTON SPEEDWAY
BREWERTON, NY...Young Matt Sheppard held off veteran Bob McCreadie to win his first Brewerton Speedway DIRT Big Block Modified feature of the season last Friday. Sheppard took the top spot away from McCreadie on lap-16 of the 35-lap main event and never gave it back. The victory for the Ross Motorsports owned, G-U Hardware sponsored machine was worth $2,000.
Bob McCreadie raced out to the early lead at the start of the DIRT Big Block Modified feature from the pole starting position. After five circuits McCreadie continued to lead and was being followed in the top five by Sheppard, Jeff Isabell, Tony Buffa and Ryan Phelps. With 10-laps complete McCreadie, Sheppard, Isabell, Phelps and Buffa made up the top five positions in the talented field.
McCreadie would lead the first 15-laps of the main event. Sheppard took command of the field on lap-16. At the halfway mark Sheppard was being followed in the top five by McCreadie, Isabell, Phelps and Billy Decker. Buffa, Jim Witko, Chuck Bower, Scott Prentice and Vic Coffey raced in positions sixth through tenth respectively at the halfway mark. In the closing laps McCreadie stayed in striking distance of Sheppard, but that was it. Sheppard earned his first victory of the season at the D-shaped DIRT Demon in the caution free event. McCreadie finished a strong second, his best finish of the season. Decker came from the tenth starting position to finish third and appeared to be the fastest car at the end of the event. Phelps and Isabell completed the top five finishers with strong drives.
Tony Finch won his first ever 20-lap IMCA Modified feature race last Friday night. To say that the win was a popular one throughout the facility would be an understatement. Kevan Cook, Tim Hearne, Mike Stolarcyk and Rich Townsend finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Finch took the top spot away from Calvin Painter on lap three. In the closing laps Finch held off several challengers to earn the well deserved victory.
Tim Devendorf won his second 20-lap Mod Lite feature race of the season last Friday night. Mark Cooper, Matt Magner, Doug Williams and John Behron completed the top five feature finishers in the race that was only slowed for one caution period. Devendorf took the top spot away from Magner on lap-16 and held on for the victory. Devendorf is the current point leader in the division.
Todd Williamson won his second straight 15-lap Four Cylinder Super Stock main event last Friday night. It was Williamson's third victory of the season. Chuck Powelczyk, Russell Erwin, Joey Delacruz and Aron Backus completed the top five feature finishers. Wiiliamson took the lead away from Williamson on lap four and never lost it.
Kelly Smith earned the victory in the 25-lap Four Cylinder Enduro main event. Chad Guthrie, Ron Hunt, Chad Dupra and Josh Herbert completed the top five feature finishers in the 18-car starting field.
Action will continue this Friday at Brewerton Speedway with the DIRT Big Block Modifieds, IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites and Four Cylinder Super Stocks all in competition plus the Stacker 2 Pro Stock Super DIRT Series event. Race time is set for 7:30 p.m. For more information please go on line to www.brewertonspeedway.com. The track office number is 315-668-6906.
FEATURE RACE SUMMARY
DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS---Matt Sheppard, Bob McCreadie, Billy Decker, Ryan Phelps, Jeff Isabell, Chuck Bower, Jim Witko, Gary Tomkins, Scott Prentice, Alan Johnson, Tim Fuller, Vic Coffey, Pat Ward, Tony Buffa, Del Rougeux, Keith Swartzlander, Sean Beardsley, Tim Harris, Steve Hulsizer.
IMCA MODIFIEDS---Tony Finch, Kevan Cook, Tim Hearne, Mike Stolarcyk, Rich Townsend, Mike Chilson, Dave Talbot, Johnny Hill, Bill Anderson Sr., Bob Bradt, Les Hubbard, Gary Jeffries, Ken Rogers, Dan Wilcox, Brian Cannizzo, Greg Kimball, Carmen Vona Jr., Calvin Painter, Coleen Finch, Steve Coit, Aaron Jacobs, Dale Caswell.
MOD LITES---Tim Devendorf, Mark Cooper, Matt Magner, Doug Williams, John Behron, Don Fenner, Darren Forbes, Kevin Doll, Frank Doll Jr., Lowell Zehr, Dan Williams, Joe Abbass, Ted York, John Byrnes, Joe Garafolo, Rocco Leone, Ken Gamlen, Brad Shova, Matt Cummo, Steve Miller, Chris Propheter, Darren Austin, Rick Rogala, Shawn Hotaling, Luke Lonergan, Kelly Skinner, Jeff Barker, Sam Morse, Joe Isabell.
FOUR CYLINDER STOCKS---Todd Williamson, Chuck Powelczyk, Russell Erwin, Joey Delacruz, Aron Backus, Daryl Carl, Glen Erwin, Doug Farnsworth, Lorraine Powelczyk, Chris Kranz, Rich Murtaugh, Lee Hartzog, Lorrie Herbert, Jeff Herbert.
FOUR CYLINDER ENDURO TOP FIVE---Kelly Smith, Chad Guthrie, Ron Hunt, Chad Dupra, Josh Herbert.