FULTON, NY – One week ago Billy Decker suffered one of the worst wrecks of his career at the Fulton Speedway behind the wheel of his Gypsum Wholesalers No.91 Bicknell. On Wednesday Scott Jeffery and crew picked up a new Bicknell chassis and had the car built for the weekend’s racing.
The end result was a wire-to-wire victory in the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature on the “High Banks.”
Other winners on Syracuse Haulers night were, Rob Humphreys SUNY Canton Sportsman, AJ Kingsley NAPA Late Models, Kyle Kiehn E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, John Cunningham A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints, Joe Isabell Pro Race Cars Mod Lites and David DeNova Hilton’s Automotive Four-Cylinders.
Billy Decker bolted out to the early lead and setting a quick pace to show the way in the early going of the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature.
With 10-Laps showing on the lap counter, Decker built up a sizable lead as he was starting to put cars a lap down. Behind Decker, Roy Bresnahan ran alone in second with Chad Phelps, Chuck Bower and Chris Hile locked in a battle in the top-five.
Just one-lap later Phelps shredded a tire sending him to the pits for a tire change. When the green came back out there was wild scramble in turn-four that saw Ryan Phelps suffering the worst damage going to the pits on a wrecker.
At the halfway point, Decker was still on cruise control building up a full straightaway lead over Hile, Bower, Bresnahan and Rob Bellinger who came from fourteenth to run fifth.
With 10-Laps to go, Decker was in his own zip-code riding the top of the speedway. Bower and Hile were locked in a tight fight for second and third with Pat Ward and Bellinger showing in the top-five.
Over the remaining laps nobody had anything for Decker and he cruised under the checkers unchallenged. Chuck Bower, Rob Hile, Pat Ward and Rob Bellinger completed the top-five.
“It feels much better than last week I can tell you that,” Billy Decker said with a laugh overcoming destroying his Gypsum Wholesalers/Stadium International Trucks/Integra Racing Shocks/NAPA/Safety-Kleen/LJL Kevlar Racing Engines/No.91/Bicknell.
“After last week this win belongs to Scott (Jeffery) and the crew, they worked really hard getting this car Wednesday and putting it together. It wasn’t pretty, lost the nose a couple times. We might have over-tightened it a bit. I sure feel happy to get away with a win.”
In the always exciting SUNY Canton Sportsman 25-Lap feature there was action from the front of the field to back entertaining the fans. Alan Fink would lead the opening 11-Laps holding off challenges from Jim Spano, Mike Button and Rob Humphreys. On Lap-12 using the extreme top of the speedway Humphreys would shoot into the lead. Once in the lead everyone wondered would Humphreys be able to hold on for his first ever Fulton Speedway Sportsman win. Humphreys was up to the challenge as he hit him marks and out ran veteran Mike Button to the checkers. Behind Humphreys and Button were Alan Fink, Jim Spano and Jordan Bennett to round out the top-five. Tony Finch, Beth Schneider, Ron Davis III, Gregg Kimball and Jeremy Pitcher completed the top-ten.
In a tough and competitive 20-Lap NAPA Late Model feature, AJ Kingsley picked up the big win. Kingsley grabbed the lead on Lap-7 from Brandon Ford, but the race was far from over as he had to hold off two of the heavy hitters in the division with Tim Sears Jr. and Rick Miller throwing everything they had at Kingsley. Lap after lap Kingsley drove a great race and was not going to be denied the big win. Tim Sears Jr., Rick Miller, Shayne Tenace and Brandon Ford rounded out the top-five. Bret Belden, Sean Beardsley, Dale Caswell in the beautiful Steve Hulsizer tribute car, Aron Backus and Scott Ford completed the top-ten.
Last week, May 10th, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman driver Kyle Kiehn felt the agony of defeat losing the lead and the win late to Wade Chrisman. In this week’s 15-Lap feature it was Kiehn’s turn to feel the thrill of victory. Kiehn in just his second season of racing any type of car drove a great race making a last lap pass getting by Brett Draper for his first ever win. Brett Draper, Trevor Lindsey, Brenton Joy and Shannon Pitcher chased Kiehn across the line.
In the 15-Lap Pro Race Cars Mod Lite feature, Joe Isabell was the class of the field leading from green to checkers. Jim Bogett, Clayton Brewer III, Lowell Zehr and Sam Usborne finished second through fifth. Jeremy Isabell, Sterling Miller, Jeff Isabell, Nick Graziano and Terry Lapham completed the top-ten.
John Cunningham picked up his first victory at the Fulton Speedway in the A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints outrunning veteran Gordy Button.
Once again the Hilton’s Automotive Four-Cylinder Stocks put on an exciting race that had the winner in doubt till the checkers. When the checkers waved it Was David Denova picking up the victory. Skip DeGroff, Mark Johnston, Dan Dupra and Sam Carista chased Denova across the line.
Spend part of you Memorial Day Weekend with us as Ferris Mowers presents the popular family autograph Night. It’s a chance to go trackside to get up close to all the racing equipment, meet your favorite drivers for autographs and driver giveaways.
On the race card will be the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints and Hilton’s Automotive Four-Cylinders. Gates will open at 5:00 with racing at 7:00.
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TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT DIRTcar MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – (91) Billy Decker, (99B) Chuck Bower, (5H) Chris Hile, (42p) Pat Ward, (8R) Rob Bellinger, (99J) Jimmy Phelps, (99L) Larry Wight, (83x) Tim Sears Jr., (24) Jim Witko, (02) Roy Bresnahan, (10c) Tim Currier, (3M) Chris Mackey, (2k) Katelyn Kane, (63) Adam Roberts, (3E) Tim Schneider Jr., (85) Dan Vauter, (88) Joe August Jr., (X) Chad Phelps, (55) Matt Hulsizer, (15) Matt Fink, (3) Ryan Phelps, (62s) Tom Sears Jr., (11) Kyle Fink.
(OMNI SERVICES HEAT WINNERS) – Billy Decker, Jim Witko, Chad Phelps.
SUNY CANTON SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS) – (85) ROB HUMPHREYS. (80x) Mike Button, (8) Alan Fink, (JVS 1) Jim Spano, (06j) Jordan Bennett, (0) Tony Finch II, (1s) Beth Schneider, (32R) Ron Davis III, (59) Gregg Kimball, (14) Jeremy Pitcher, (27w) Nick Webb, (31) Corey Barker, (24s) Brandon Sweet, (33) Jason Occhino, (87) Rocco Leone, (25) Geoff VanRiper, (18) Brandon Ford, (112) James Carlson, (96) George Dyer, (3x) Jeff Hunter, (92NY) Brad Winters, (19J) Joe Kline, (88) Chris Hulsizer, (16) Earl Rudy, (24k) Nick Krause, (17) Sean Beardsley.
(NAPA LATE MODELS 20 LAPS) – (9K) AJ Kingsley, (83x) Tim Sears Jr., (33x) Rick Miller, (98) Shayne Tenace, (76) Brandon Ford, (81) Bret Belden, (46) Sean Beardsley, (88) Dale Caswell, (95) Aron Backus, (24) Scott Ford, (12x) Steve Coit, (20) Tim Murphy, (3x) Gary Hoppins Jr.
(E&V ENERGY NOVICE SPORTSMAN 15 LAPS) – (2k) Kyle Kiehn, (9) Brett Draper, (121) Justin Lindsey, (18J) Brenton Joy, (14) Shannon Pitcher, (16) Brandon Kuhn, (52) Ricky Yelle, (06) Joe Buonagurio, (8) Michael Defreitas, (29NY) Joel Hargrave, (18) David Reinhardt, (42) Brandon Chretien, (06w) Darien Wahdan.
(PRO RACE CARS MOD LITES 15 LAPS) – (6J) Joe Isabell, (12) Jim Bogett, (06) Clayton Brewer, (29) Lowell Zehr, (39) Sam Usborne, (7 JI) Jeremy Isabell, (15) Sterling Miller, (2) Alan Fink, (11) Nick Graziano, (7) Terry Lapham, (08) Cody Fleming, (17D) Tom Juhl, (14x) Mike Larose, (91) Zack Babcock, (33) David Brown, (8 Ball) Kelly Skinner, (14) Doug Williams, (11x) Brian Meyers, (9) Tim Cady, (5) Jeff Isabell Jr., (23) Rick Demo.
(OPEN) – Joe Isabell (STOCK/SPEC) – Jim Bogett
(A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS 305 SPRINTS 15 Laps) – (27J)John Cunningham, (10B) Gordy Button, (99) John Thayer.
(HILTON’S AUTOMOTIVE FOUR-CYLINDERS 15 LAPS) – (3D) David Denova, (6) Skip DeGroff, (2k) Mark Johnston, (17D) Dan Dupra, (30) Sam Carista, (9E) Adam Smith, (74L) Jeremy Lueck, (21) Justin Buske, (77s)Shayne Ray, (106) Keith Zirbel.