Makin’ Tracks – Tough Night for Some at Fulton – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY

“Carnage” is the only word to describe what occurred at the Fulton Speedway on Saturday night.

Jordan McCreadie came into the E Cigs 50 Series finale tied for the point lead, but left the Route 57 track with a pretty heavily damaged car.

Going into the first turn in his heat he took a serious tumble.

A couple hours later he said, “I don’t really know what happened but it felt like something broke in the right front and it just dug in. The front clip is bent and the rear clip is bent worse. I haven’t checked much after that, but hopefully can look at a video to see if it will help tell me what happened. I’m all right, but I’m just going to be sore.”

J Mac was in the Nick Webb Sportsman for the main, but got caught up in a jingle and probably didn’t want to inflict any further damage and called it a night on the fourth lap.

Ronnie Davis III simply had to start the main to win the three race series title and he not only started, but finished second to Tim Sears Jr.

It was a night where there appeared to be a full moon when there really wasn’t as the first Sportsman main took nearly and hour for 25 laps.

On the 15th lap Scott Prentice and Jessica Power were fourth and fifth (or it might have been fifth or sixth) when they made contact in the backstretch. Before it was over Kelly Smith had plowed full bore in to the crippled Prentice car and Earl Rudy along with Dustin Hutton and Smith were done for the night.

It was the second car destroying ride of the year for Smith and he said, “I’m fine, but not sure if I will be back out this year or not. Then I got blamed and was told I did it on purpose.”

Smith was in one of those “no place to go” situations and the hit on the 47 was heavy.

Powers car was also damaged and later said, “It was very rough and the car has seen better days, but I think it will be all right. I’m glad everyone was okay, but that was definitely a bad one.”

Another situation occurred in that event as Tony Finch III and Ryan Hatherill decided they didn’t like each other after some contact. Like a typical referee everyone saw the last thing that happened. Finch plowed into Hatherill on the front stretch, turning the 24 into the front stretch was and inflicting heavy damage. Officials sent the “0” off and both were eventually disqualified for antics that happened before the final slam.

With nearly 70 Sportsman in the pits there was a necessity to run seven heats and three 25 lap features while Tom Juno also sponsored a Power Seal dash for the top two in every main thus sending Zac Sobotka home with and extra 150 bucks.

Of the little over four hour show, the Sportsman accounted for nearly three hours by itself.

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The Mod point race is freakin’ crazy. With two nights to go Larry Wight has 689, Tim Sears Jr. 686 and Ronnie Davis III 684…

Bobby Herrington was solid in his heat before the rear end broke on the 25 sending them headed back home to Kingston, Ont., before the features even started…

Third place Billy Decker was back in the house in the Todd Root feature winning machine from the week before.

Decker said, “Todd said he wanted me to run this car one or twice this year.” With a smile he said, “I expect to be fired after tonight.” I’m sure if he wants to drive it again Todd will gladly let him…

Timed hot laps for the Mods saw Roy Bresnahan the quickest overall with a 16.373. Other quick times for their groups were Decker and Herrington…

Fast timer Bresnahan finished 11th…

Ten cars finished on the lead lap of the 50 lapper with Pat Ward fourth followed by Tom Sears, Robbie Bellinger, Billy Whittaker (whose son drew the pole for his dad), Jeff McGinnis, Larry Wight and Brad Godshalk…

Unable to start the Mod main were Rylee Gill, Tyler Meeks and Herrington…

In heat action Larry Wight jumped the cushion and blew a tire…

There were a total of 23 Mods pit-side…

In Sportsman action, Richie Riggs was running top ten when he dropped out of the main event…

Brandon Ford picked up the win, but discovered, while awaiting his victory lane interview that the right rear tube broke…

Ryan Guston won his first career Novice Sportsman feature…

New drivers included Dustin Hutton, Shawn Shaw, Eric Nier, Anthony Stockman, Mark Davidson and Kyle Fink in the Sportsman division…

Nier, in his first visit ever, finished ninth in the 22 car main-event…

Third place Willy Decker Jr. was DQ’d in tech…

Anthony Rasmussen had the best run of the year with a solid sixth…

Chris Mackey won by 1.2 seconds over Zach Sobotka in the final race of the night…

Kyle Perry started far back in the field and came home with a solid fifth…

Tyler Corcoran continues to improve and had a fourth behind a season best third place by A.J. Miller…

Chuck Miller, who has only been at the track a couple times, finished eighth behind 40 plus year veteran Jim Spano…

Despite a heavily damaged car Jessica Power finished the race for points and came home 11th…

Kevan Cook just knows his way around the Late Model division and after a challenge from Jason Parkhurst ended up winning by over three seconds…

There were 11 Late Models pit-side…

The Novice class ran a 14 car feature with Richard Murtaugh III following Gustin, just 1.2 seconds behind while last week’s feature winner Kearra Backus was third…

Riley Rogala has limited seat time and finished fourth…

That’s it for this time around. Any notes, comments, news etc. send along to foley395@hotmail.com