FULTON, NY...Last Saturday at Fulton Speedway it appeared that Tim Fuller would cruise to victory in the 35-lap Riverside Inn / Ferris Industries DIRT Big Block Modified feature race. But, the first and only caution period of the race came about...
FULTON, NY...Last Saturday at Fulton Speedway it appeared that Tim Fuller would cruise to victory in the 35-lap Riverside Inn / Ferris Industries DIRT Big Block Modified feature race. But, the first and only caution period of the race came about on lap-30. That allowed Alan Johnson to restart behind Fuller. Johnson took advantage of the situation and would later pass Fuller for his third straight, and fourth victory of the 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 main event from the pole starting position. Fink only led the opening circuit before fellow rookie driver Kevin Bates took command of the feature field. Bates would lead through lap-12. Fuller came flying past on the top side of the track to became the third leader of the event on lap-13.
The one and only caution period of the race came on lap-30 when teammates Tom Sears and Joe Isabell came together entering the third turn area. Fuller lost what was a big lead and now had Alan Johnson restarting right behind him. Johnson restarted strong and took the feature lead on lap-31. Fuller came right back charging, but was never able to regain the top spot.
Johnson claimed the victory in the Jeff Rudalavage owned, Native Poker sponsored entry. Fuller had to settle for second with Danny Johnson, Ryan Phelps and Kevin Bates finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, Chad Phelps, Jim Witko and John Barker completed the top ten feature finishers in the competitive main event.
Shane Donath won his second 20-lap DIRT Sportsman feature race of the seaason last Saturday night. Roger West, Sam Reakes IV, Mike Bowman and Jordan Bennett finished in positions second through fifth respectively. The finish by West was his best ever effort in the class. West led the opening four circuits before Donath made the winning move on lap five. Billy Clark earned his third 20-lap DIRT Pro Stock feature race of the season last Saturday night. Bob Buono, Ron Marsden, Jason Parkhurst and Curt Prevo finished in positions second through fifth respectively. Clark made the winning move past Parkhurst on lap eight. Ron Marsden led the laps four and five, losing the position to parkhurst.
Ron Hawker claimed his second 20-lap Pure Stock feature race victory of the 2006 season last Saturday night. Dave Mannise, Chad Crouse, Dan Hofmann Sr. and Steve Woodowrth followed Hawker across the finish line. Hawker passed Mannise for the win on lap-17. DeGroff, Chad Crouse and Woodworth were also feature race leaders in the hotly contested event.
Jerry Herbert was the winner of the Four Cylinder Enduro feature race over Mark Johnston, Skip DeGroff, Art Dupra and Matt Kitts.
Scott Kreutter won the 20-lap New York Modified Midget Series race last Saturday night. Dan Miller, Tim Smallidge, Jim Morgan and Jeb Walworth completed the top five feature finishers in the competitive event.
This Wednesday is the 9th Annual Showdown at Sundown at Fulton Speedway. The Advance Auto Parts Big Block Modified Super DIRT Series 100-lap special will pay $6,000 to the winner. A $1,000 to win special for the DIRT Sportsman will also be contested. Pit gates willl open at 4:30 p.m. while grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Race competition will start at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday night professional DIRT Motorsports competition will pick-up again on July 1 with the DIRT Big Block Modifieds, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, Four Cylinder Super Stocks and the Four Cylinder Enduro racers in competition. Show time is 7 p.m. with regular admission prices in effect. For more information please go on line to www.fultonspeedway.com or call the track office at 315-593-6531 or the rae line at 668-RACE.
DIRT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS---Alan Johnson, Tim Fuller, Danny Johnson, Ryan Phelps, Kevin Bates, Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, Chad Phelps, Jim Witko Jr., John Barker Jr., Scott Prentice, Tom Sears Jr., Tim Sears, Vinnie Vitale, Sterling Miller, Matt Fink, Bob Bennett, Pete Taylor, Joe Isabell, Brett Tonkin.
DIRT SPORTSMAN---Shane Donath, Roger West, Sam Reakes IV, Mike Bowman, Jordan Bennett, Joey Williams, Shawn Donath, Dave Reilley, Roy Bresnahan, Chris Hile, Darren Forbes, Mike Holmes, Jeremy Pitcher, Alan Fink, Mark Davison, Ed Kotary, Amanda Whitney, Jon Tesoriero, Jason Rood, Joe August Jr., George Dyer, Gregg Carner, John Pietrowicz, Brad Townsend.
DIRT PRO STOCKS---Billy Clark, Bob Buono, Ron Marsden, Jason Parkhurst, Curt Prevo, Jim Evans, Dave Briggs, Jerry Button, Jack Terrell, Dave Meeks, Dale Guernsey, Scott Springer, Adam Hunt, Mike Vaughn.
PURE STOCKS---Ron Hawker, Dave Mannise, Chad Crouse, Dan Hofmann Sr., Steve Woodworth, Ricky DeGroff, Joe Briere, Gary Barton, Steve Crouse, Quinton Burton, Alex Kelsey, Rusty Marsden, Joe Buske, Rob Whipple, Ryan Harber, Jim Wallace, Andy Potter, Dave Emmons, Brian Parkhurst, Carl Burdick, Josh Blackwell, Van Grant, Phil Marsden, Adam Guilds.
FOUR CYLINDER ENDURO TOP FIVE---Jerry Herbert, Mark Johnston, Skip DeGroff, Art Dupra, Matt Kitts.
NEW YORK MODIFIED MIDGET SERIES TOP FIVE---Scott Kreutter, Dan Miller, Tim Smallidge, Jim Morgan, Jeb Walworth.