SHEPPARD WINS SEASON OPENING DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE AT BREWERTON SPEEDWAY BREWERTON, NY...Matt Sheppard recorded the season opening DIRT Big Block Modified win at Brewerton Speedway last Friday in front of a near capacity crowd....
SHEPPARD WINS SEASON OPENING DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE AT BREWERTON SPEEDWAY
BREWERTON, NY...Matt Sheppard recorded the season opening DIRT Big Block Modified win at Brewerton Speedway last Friday in front of a near capacity crowd. Sheppard fought the lead away from Billy Decker on lap-27 and then held off former track champions Alan Johnson and Decker for the hard fought victory. The win for the Randy Ross owned team was worth $2,000.
Jimmy Phelps led the opening lap of the DIRT Big Block Modified feature from the pole starting position. DIRT Big Block Modified rookie driver Kevin Bates took the top spot away from Phelps on lap two. Veteran Danny Johnson became the third different leader on lap four. Sheppard took the lead away from Danny Johnson on lap-11 after starting in the eighth position.
Just at the halfway mark of the 35-lap main event Decker took the lead away from Sheppard. Decker was displaying quite a show, flying around the top side of the track. Decker would lead the talented field until lap 26. Sheppard took over at that point. But, by no means was the race over, as it was now Alan Johnson putting on the show. Johnson came from the 16th starting position, but had to settle for second place by a car length at the finish line.
Rob Keller won the season opening 20-lap IMCA Modified feature race last Friday night. Mike Smith, Greg Kimball, Johnny Hill and Carmen Vona Jr. completed the top five feature finishers. Keller took the lead from Greg Kimball on lap two and never gave it back. Mike Smith made a late race charge to finish second in the action packed main event.
Defending ESDCA Mod Lite Track Champion Tim Devendorf won the season opening 20-lap feature race last Friday night. Ray Donhauser, Joe Abbass, Lowell Zehr and Kevin Donhauser finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Devendorf took the lead away from Donhauser on lap-16 and then held him off for the feature victory.
Russell Erwin was the race winner of the season opening 15-lap Four Cylinder Super Stock feature race last Friday night. Todd Williamson, Aron Backus, Chuck Powelczyk and Lorrie Herbert finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Erwin won the race in a photo finish over Williamson.
Professional DIRT Motorsports competition will continue this Friday with the DIRT Big Block Modifieds, IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites and Four Cylinder Super Stocks all in action. Show time is 7:30 p.m. For more information please go on line to www.brewertonspeedway.com or call the track office at 315-668-6906 or the race line at 668-RACE.
FEATURE RACE SUMMARY
DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS---Matt Sheppard, Alan Johnson, Billy Decker, Pat Ward, Danny Johnson, Jimmy Phelps, Kevin Bates, Chuck Bower, Ryan Phelps, Scott Prentice, Tim Fuller, Jim Witko, Steve Hulsizer, Tom Sears, Billy Dunn, Vic Coffey, Dan Vauter, Bob McCreadie, Jeff Isabell, Todd Stewart, Joe Isabell, Ken Stafford, Yannick Ledoux, Mitch Gibbs, Tony Buffa.
IMCA MODIFIEDS---Rob Keller, Mike Smith, Greg Kimball, Johnny Hill, Carmen Vona, Kevan Cook, Rich Keller, Brian Evenden, Bill Anderson Sr., Dan Wilcox, Rich Townsend, Mark Webb, Calvin Painter, Les Hubbard, Gary Jeffries, Dave Talbot, Tim Hearne, Pete Anderson, Eric Nier, Dale Caswell, Bob Bradt, Jason Amidon, Tony Finch, Coleen Finch.
ESDCA MOD LITES---Tim Devendorf, Ray Donhauser, Joe Abbass, Lowell Zehr, Kevin Donhauser, Matt Cummo, Jeff Barker, Bob Gararfolo, Tom Walsh, Ken Gamlen, Mark Hayden, Sterling Miller, Brian Peterson, Luke Lonergan, Mike Isabell, Pete Sorrentino, Tony Steiner, Gary Schug, Kelly Skinner, Ray Rainville, Jeff Isabell Jr., John Byrnes, Kevin Doll, Joe Gwilt, Chris Propheter, Doug Williams, Dave Trytek, Shawn Hotaling, Rocco Leone, Tod Simons.
FOUR CYLINDER SUPER STOCKS---Russell Erwin, Todd Williamson, Aron Backus, Chuck Powelczyk, Lorrie Herbert, Chris Kranz, Glen Erwin, Mike Trapp, Sam Curcie, Lee Hartzog, Steve Randall, Lorraine Powelczyk, Matt Fay, Joey Delacruz, Adrian Gilbert, Rich Rainville, Matt Wetterer.