This Saturday night, May 17th at the Fulton Speedway it will be Syracuse.com night, a long time sponsor at the speedway. The DIRT Big Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Crate Sportsman, E & V Energy Rookie Crate Sportsman Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks plus Four Cylinder Enduros.
Alan Johnson in the Bullys Truck Stop No.14j. Showed the competition that he will be threat to win the 2008 DIRT Big Block Modified Title. Johnson after a torrid early race battle with his brother Danny cruised to the win in the season opener.
After engine problems sidelined Danny in the JIR Motorsports 27j look for him to make a come back this week with his rim riding style.
Never count out defending Track Champion Jimmy Phelps in the J&B Installations, No.99j. Throw into the mix the Brothers of Tim and Tom Sears, Ryan Phelps, Sean Beardsley,Steve Hulsizer, Kevin Bates, Willy Decker and others, look for this season to be wide open for top honors.
The name Reakes sits at the top in winners so far in 2008. The father and son team of Sammy Reakes III and Sammy Reakes IV have picked up the wins in early season action. Defending Track Champion Jeremy Pitcher will be a weekly threat to defend his title. Tom Juhl, Rookie Tim Sears Jr., Greg Carner and others will be knocking on the door in 2008 for wins.
With only one feature run in 2008 the UMP Street Stocks are led in the point standings by Dave Mannise and Steve Crouse. Defending Track Champion Ron Hawker should be near the top every week looking to defend his title. Never count out Nick Rizzo, Steve Woodworth and Jim Wallace. This class is so competitive features are usually in doubt till the final checkers.
So far in the E & V Energy Rookie Crate Sportsman Modifieds there has been two winners in two events. On opening night John Wilber picked up the victory, last week Mark Olmstead was first under the checkers. In the Rookie Crates you never know who’s going to show up behind the wheel of a car.
Saturday night the gates open at 5:00pm with racing starting at 7:00pm. General admission is- Adults 15 and over – $12, Children 10 to 14 – $5, 9 and under – Free. Pit admission is DIRT Members – $20, Non Members – $25. Any questions call Art Halliday at 315-730-3044 or visit the track website at www.fultonspeedway.com.