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September 24, 2018

Late-Race Heroics Score Friesen Fifth NAPA Super DIRT Week Crown


OSWEGO, NY – The 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week concluded with Sprackers, NY’s, Stewart Friesen, making a late-race pass to claim his third-straight, fifth overall NAPA Super DIRT Week Bud Light 200 and the  $50,000 payday.

Five for Friesen

Five for Friesen

Tim Fuller in the 358-Modified division held off a charging Stewart Friesen in the Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 100 after leading wire-to-wire for the win. David Marcuccilli held on to win the Sportsman Chevy Performance 50 Championship. And Rob Yetman was victorious in the Pro Stock 30 Final.

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds

Stewart Friesen is no stranger at doing the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week roof dance, which he did as he picked up his fifth NAPA Super DIRT Week victory Sunday night at Oswego Speedway. Friesen closed the books at Syracuse with a win last year and made history this year with the first ever dirt win at Oswego Speedway in the Halmar International No. 44 Big Block Modified.

“I’ll tell you what, my guys worked so hard. The Halmar racing team did a great job. I have great teammates,” Friesen said in victory lane. “I want to thank everyone for supporting this event. The track conditions were challenging, but that was an exciting race. Just standing up here on this thing with all of the great guys that won the Classic and the modified races is pretty damn cool. It’s a dream come true. It’s so surreal. I have to thank all of my people who got me to this point.”

READ RACE REPORT:  http://superdirtweekonline.com/index.php/featured-tabs/405-friesen-makes-it-five

Bud Light 200 Results: 1. 44- Stewart Friesen, 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 3. 66x-Carey Terrance, 4. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 5. 39-Tim McCreadie, 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 7. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 8. 7M-Mike Maresca, 9.43H-Jimmy Horton, 10. 7X-Steve Paine, 11. 51M-Dominick Buffalino, 12. 126-Jeff Strunk, 13. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 14. 27J-Danny Johnson, 15. 35-Frank Cozze, 16. 99L-Larry Wight, 17. 25R-Eric Rudolph, 18. 6M-Mat Williamson, 19. 88M-Mike Mahaney, 20. 18H-Peter Britten, 21. 42P-Pat Ward, 22. 49-Billy Dunn, 23. 1RJ-Ronnie Johnson, 24. 43-Keith Flach, 25. 19-Tim Fuller , 26. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 27. 21-Yan Bussiere, 28. 14J-Alan Johnson, 29. 109-Billy Whittaker, 30. 93-Danny Varin, 31. 99-Ryan Phelps, 32. 7-Rick Laubach, 33. 7S-Michael Sabia, 34. 30-Jamie Mills, 35. 28P-Eldon Payne, 36. 10h-Dave Blaney, 37. 91-Billy Decker, 38. 6H-Max McLaughlin, 39. 3-Justin Haers, 40. 39t-Ryan Bartlett, 41. 3K-Tomy Kinsella, 42. 5h-Chris Hile, 43. 32C-Vic Coffey

358 Modifieds

Tim Fuller dominated the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series all week and continued his reign Sunday night at Oswego Speedway to win the Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 100 at the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Fuller started on the pole after setting fast time in Thursday’s time trial session and won the first twin 25-lap heat on Friday night before leading every lap of Sunday’s main event to complete the weekend sweep.

“Randy and Bob Slack, they brought a great car. We unloaded fast and finished up fast. It was a pleasure to drive. We’re two-for-two in that car,” said Fuller, who also won in the Slack-owned No.3rs 358 Modified earlier this season at Mohawk International Raceway.

READ RACE REPORT:  http://superdirtweekonline.com/index.php/featured-tabs/408-fuller-completes-sweep

Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 100 Results: 1. 3RS, Tim Fuller [1]; 2. 66, Stewart Friesen [10]; 3. 3J, Marc Johnson [5]; 4. 28, Gary Lindberg [7]; 5. 7M, Mike Maresca [15]; 6. R2J, Ronnie Johnson [17]; 7. 14J, Alan Johnson [18]; 8. 27J, Danny Johnson [12]; 9. ONE, David Hebert [14]; 10. 55, Brett Haas [38]; 11. 37S, Tommy Flannigan [31]; 12. 47S, Corey Wheeler [27]; 13. 25P, Michael Parent [21]; 14. 19N, Chad Phelps [34]; 15. 01, Chris Raabe [19]; 16. 19M, Jessie Mueller [16]; 17. 62, Erick Rudolph [13]; 18. 14, Matt Sheppard [4]; 19. 22C, Mario Clair [24]; 20. 23, Joey Ladouceur [33]; 21. 16W, Lance Willix [32]; 22. 02, Roy Bresnahan [37]; 23. 04, Mike Butler [22]; 24. 15, Kenny Tremont Jr [26]; 25. 27W, Nicholas Webb [39]; 26. 66X, Carey Terrance [6]; 27. 111, Demetrios Drellos [25]; 28. 88, David Allen [20]; 29. 96, JF Corriveau [41]; 30. 26, Rich Richner [28]; 31. 9, Billy Dunn [2]; 32. 55W, Matt Woodruff [36]; 33. 21D, Ryan Darcy [35]; 34. 46, Billy Decker [8]; 35. 20, Brett Hearn [3]; 36. 39T, Ryan Bartlett [23]; 37. 99L, Larry Wight [9]; 38. 42P, Pat Ward [11], 39. 8, Rich Scagliotta [29]; 40. 21, Yan Bussiere [30]; 41. 34, George Foley [40]; 42. 24, Patrick Dupree [42]; 43. 49, Donnie Elliott [43].

Sportsman Modifieds

Dave Marcuccilli battled the rigor of an extended race program Sunday night to win the Sportsman Chevy Performance 50 Championship at Oswego Speedway for the finale of the prestigious 45th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Marcuccilli and company did not disappoint as the jam-packed crowd at the Clay Palace gave the week’s last feature event a standing ovation.

The 30-car feature event was comprised of more than 60 percent native New Yorkers. Cayuga, NY, driver David Marcuccilli led the field into the green flag for 50 laps after recording the fastest lap in time trials on Friday with a 23.451.

In a nine-caution marathon, not one Sportsman driver conserved their race car. When the green flag waved, the two rows of 15 cars merged – some wasting no time to rub fenders with each other.

Rocky Warner, who recorded the third fastest lap in time trials, made his push to the top from third place. The only driver separating him from leaving Oswego on a high note was Tyler Meeks.

READ RACE REPORT:  http://superdirtweekonline.com/index.php/featured-tabs/406-magic-marcuccilli

Chevy Performance 50 Championship Results: 1. M1- David Marcuccilli [1]; 2. 4- Greg Martin [11]; 3. 1J- Rocky Warner [3]; 4. 28- Tyler Meeks [2]; 5. 33- Alex LaJoie [6]; 6. 234- Adam McAuliffe [18]; 7. 711- John Sowle [21]; 8. 15P- Adam Pierson [13]; 9. 94- Chris Burek [12]; 10. 27- Jeremy Pitts [17]; 11. 15B- Brianna Ladouceur [7]; 12. 10%- Timothy Hartman Jr. [16]; 13. 52- Jessica Power [19]; 14. 20k- Kyle Inman [15]; 15. 32R- Ron Davis III [5]; 16. 9x- Tyler Trump [9]; 17. 18R- Brad Rouse [14]; 18. 29k- Chris Cunningham [30]; 19. 34- Kevin Root [4]; 20. 18jr- Louie Jackson Jr. [22]; 21. 20d- Gregory Doust [27]; 22. 88c-Connor Dawdy [28]; 23. 35- Thomas Cook [23]; 24. 09- Connor Cleveland [20]; 25. 6- Matt Stangle [26]; 26. 92p- Martin Pelletier [8]; 27. 0- Shane Pecore [29]; 28. 1RH- Adam Hilton [25]; 29. 7F- Matt Farnham [24]; 30. 7- Cody McPherson [10]

Pro Stock

Rob Yetman claimed his fourth NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week title during the Pro Stock 30 Feature, but it wasn’t an easy path to Victory Lane for anyone on the podium. “Super Dirt Week, whether it was at the mile or here, I have nothing to complain about. It’s been good to me,” Yetman said. “Just to be able to drive here or there… I love it.”

Yetman started in the ninth position, and it wasn’t until halfway through the feature (and many cautions) that he appeared in the top three, battling against PJ Peters, Jason Casey, Jim Normolye and Pete Stefanski to get there.

He wasn’t the only driver charging the front line from behind.

Nick Stone, who finished second tonight in the feature, almost didn’t make the race. Stone didn’t secure his starting spot until the Last Chance Qualifier, where he placed third. Only four drivers would make it to the feature from the showdown. He secured position 27 of 30 cars in the starting line up for the feature.

“Really, we had a fast car right from the beginning,” said Stone. “We’ve been tweaking the car to make it a little bit better, but I just didn’t let what happened [to me earlier today] bother me. We’ve come from the back to the front before, and that’s when we just went with it. The key is to be patient and go with it. We had a blast out there”

READ RACE REPORT:  http://superdirtweekonline.com/index.php/featured-tabs/407-yetman-scores-fourth-win

Pro Stock 30 Feature Results: 7-Rob Yetman [8]. 27-Nick Stone [26]. 7N-Jim Normoyle [7]. 24- Robbie Speed [18]. 2- Pete Stefanski [11]. 93- Kenneth Martin Jr. [10]. 48- Jocelyn Roy [3]. 51- Jason Meltz [9]. 1x- Mike White [28]. 715- Gus Hollner [25]. 17- Jocelyn Chicoine [12]. 35- Ken Gates [27]. 73- PJ Peters [1]. 33- Bruno Cyr [20]. 324- Jason Casey [5]. 7D- Chucky Dumblewski [16]. 38- Steve Chaput [22]. 324- Jay Casey [14]. 88- CD Beauchamp [24]. 21S- David DePaulo [13]. 2H- Luke Horning [19]. 8- Marc Lalonde [23]. 315- Jonathan Routhier [4]. 6- Stephane Lebrun [17]. 00- Byron Wescott [21]. 4- Roch Aubin [29]. 97- Dan Older [15]. 315C- Rich Crane [2]. 4C- Dean Charbonneau [6]. 41- Rich Colesanti [30].

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