The Bechtelsville Bullet Shoots 'em Down in Hagerstown, Grabs Syracuse Qualifier Jeff Strunk, driver of the Kenworth Motor Equipment Company/Cummins Engines ...
The Bechtelsville Bullet Shoots 'em Down in Hagerstown, Grabs Syracuse Qualifier
Jeff Strunk, driver of the Kenworth Motor Equipment Company/Cummins Engines #w9 Big Block Modified, kicked off the Northeast racing season with one of the biggest wins in his career at the Hub City oval on Sunday afternoon.
"The Bechtelsville Bullet" started on the outside pole of the 35-lap feature in his Enders Racing Engines/Olsen mount and grabbed the lead as the field headed into the first turn. Although Doug Hoffman pressured him early in the event, Strunk dominated the event, leading all 35 laps, to grab the first Big Block modified victory his career.
Plagued by bad luck on their recently completed Florida DIRT tour, placing 23rd and 17th in the first two events of the series before grabbing a strong second-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park, the victory was very rewarding for the entire team.
"Our second-place finish was a great morale booster for our team heading home from Florida," stated Jeff. "This win feels incredible, I just wish Tina (Jeff's girlfriend) and (car owner) Keith's dad were here to share in it." "The entire crew worked tirelessly to get this car dialed in, and it showed todayit worked great in the heat (won the 2nd heat) and we worked it a little more for the feature."
The win at the Hagerstown oval garnered the four-time Big Diamond Raceway and Susquehanna Speedway track champion a guaranteed starting spot for the October classic at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
The Harring Motorsports Team will now turn their attention to the small block program, as Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA will host the division along with the 410 sprinters on Sunday, March 15.