WARD WINS FIRST OF THE SEASON AT FULTON SPEEDWAY FULTON, NY...Pat Ward won his first 35-lap DIRT Big Block Modified feature race of the season last Saturday at Fulton Speedway. Ward powered under Danny Johnson on lap-28 in what turned out to be...
WARD WINS FIRST OF THE SEASON AT FULTON SPEEDWAY
FULTON, NY...Pat Ward won his first 35-lap DIRT Big Block Modified feature race of the season last Saturday at Fulton Speedway. Ward powered under Danny Johnson on lap-28 in what turned out to be the winning move in the LJL Racing Gypsum Express ride. The victory for the veteran driver was worth $2,000. Ward became the fourth different winner in four feature races this season at the Home of the Victoria 200.
DIRT Big Block Modified rookie driver Matt Fink raced out to the early lead at the start of the DIRT Big Block Modified main event from the pole starting position. Fink led the opening three circuits. Tony Buffa passed Fink on lap four. Buffa was running a very strong race and would lead through lap-20. It was on lap-21 when Danny Johnson took the top spot away from Buffa.
Danny Johnson tried to open up his lead, but Ward was flying through the field. Ward powered under Johnson on lap-28. Once in front Ward was never challenged and claimed the victory. Danny Johnson had to settle for second with brother Alan Johnson crossing in third. Dale Planck and Jimmy Phelps completed the top five feature finishers in the 26-car starting grid.
Sam Reakes IV won his first 20-lap DIRT Sportsman feature race of the season last Saturday night. Jeremy Pitcher, Shawn Donath, Joey Williams and Shane Donath finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Reakes took the top spot away from Jason Rood on lap eight and then held off the challenges of Pitcher to earn the victory.
Billy Clark earned the victory in the 20-lap DIRT Pro Stock main event, his first of 2006.. Jack Terrell, Jason Parkhurst, Freddy Dennis and Dave Meeks followed Clark across the finish line. Clark took the top spot away from Terrell on lap three and then held on for the victory in the action packed event. Jason Parkhurst led the first two circuits of the feature race.
Ron Hawker continued the string of new winners by leading the way in the 20-lap Pure Stock finale. Dave Mannise, Joe Briere, Phil Marsden and Dan Hofmann Sr. finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Jim Wallace led the first two laps of the main event. Hawker took command of the 26-car starting field for good on the third circuit.
Joey Delacruz claimed the victory in the opening 15-lap Four Cylinder Super Stock feature race of the season last Saturday night. Todd Williamson, Jim Money, Claude Hutchings Jr. and Kevin Fassett followed the winner across the finish line. Delacruz led the entire distance in the main event.
Chad Guthrie won his second 25-lap Four Cylinder Enduro feature of the season last Saturday night. Guthrie became the first repeat winner of the season at Fulton Speedway. Jerry Herbert, Morris Mathews, Randy Shantel and Mark Johnston completed the top five feature finishers.
Professional DIRT Motorsports competition will continue this Saturday at Fulton Speedway with the DIRT Big Block Modifieds, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks and the ESDCA Mod Lites all in action. Show time is 7 p.m. For more information please go on line to www.fultonspeedway.com or call the track office at 315-593-6531 or the race line at 668-RACE.
FEATURE RACE SUMMARY
DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS---Pat Ward, Danny Johnson, Alan Johnson, Dale Planck, Jimmy Phelps, Chad Phelps, Dan Vauter, Tony Buffa, Stewart Friesen, Eric Richardson, Kenny Stafford, Vinnie Vitale, Ryan Phelps, Pete Taylor, John Barker, Matt Fink, Jim Witko, Joe Isabell, Jeff Isabell, Brett Tonkin, Kevin Bates, Tom Sears, Tim Fuller, Kyle Jacobs, Dan Williams, Scott Prentice.
DIRT SPORTSMAN---Sam Reakes IV, Jeremy Pitcher, Shawn Donath, Joey Williams, Shane Donath, Jason Rood, John Pietrowicz, Roy Bresnahan, Mark Davison, Dave Reilley, A.J. Kingsley, Alan Fink, Stewart Garrison, Roger West, John Temerarious, Jordan Bennett, Amanda Whitney, Chris Hile, Mark Pitoniak, Gregg Carner, John Juhl, Nick Humphrey, Tim Devendorf, Mike Bowman.
DIRT PRO STOCKS---Billy Clark, Jack Terrell, Jason Parkhurst, Freddy Dennis, Dave Meeks, Dick Parkhurst, Rob Seamy, Ron Marsden, Dave Briggs, Rick Duanehauer, Dale Guernsey, Mike Vaughn, Jim Evans, Jerry Button, Bob Buono.
PURE STOCKS---Ron Hawker, Dave Mannise, Joe Briere, Phil Marsden, Dan Hofmann Sr., Steve Crouse, Rusty Marsden, Gary Barton, Steve Woodworth, Chad Crouse, Ricky DeGroff, Quinton Burton, Jim Wallace, Dave Emmons, Dan Winks, Eric Storrs, Ethan Parkhurst, Joe Buske, Van Grant, Chuck Cushman, Bob Whipple, Rob Whipple, Ryan Harber, Josh Blackwell, Curt Prevo, Bill Thomas.
FOUR CYLINDER SUPER STOCKS---Joey Delacruz, Todd Williamson, Jim Money, Claude Hutchings Jr., Kevin Fassett, Aron Backus, Lorraine Powelczyk, Matt Wetterer, Fred Newton, Steve Randall, Chuck Powelczyk, Jessica Herbert, Ed Janaskie, Sam Curcie.
FOUR CYLINDER ENDURO TOP FIVE---Chad Guthrie, Jerry Herbert, Morris Mathews, Randy Shantel, Mark Johnston.