Dunn does it taking 358 modified pole position Thursday at Syracuse

By: John Douglas

Small Block Practice was delayed Thursday, as officials tried to get cars equal time on track. With many divisions and large car counts, practice for the Small Block teams got under way just under an hour past schedule.

Billy Dunn’s No. 49 topped the time charts with a 21.973, with Brett Hearn, Billy Decker, Chris Rabbe and Tyler Dippel completed the top five.
Patrick Dupree, who had issues during his practice laps only managed a 42nd place time.

Other notables in the Small Bock field included J.R. Heffner, who timed in eighth, Stewart Friesen with the ninth fastest time and Jimmy Phelps in 10th.

As time trials began, Larry Wight looked to be fastest, but as the cars rolled off the track got noticeably faster.
Billy Dunn, who went on to the track for his time trial as the second to last car, blistered the mile. facility in 30.838 seconds, with Tyler Dippel, Brett Hearn, Kenny Tremont Jr., Billy Decker and J.R. Heffner completed the top 6. Those six drivers are locked into their starting spots in the Salute to the Troops 150.

“I just knew if I put in a clean first lap we’d be o.k., but the first lap ended up being so good I knew if that wasn’t the pole, then we weren’t going to get it on the second lap. Said Dunn on his blistering run. “I tried harder on the second one, but it ended up being slower.”

Dippel was thankful to have such an opportunity to run well at the mile. “I just want to thank everyone, my mom and dad, and just the whole crew. They’ve worked so hard to get here.”

Hearn was very pleased with his third place time trial saying, “We’ve brought this car here the last few years. It’s really just a matter of fine tuning from here. We got a good safe starting spot.”
The final Salute to the Troops 150 at the Syracuse Mile will take place Oct. 10th

LAP 1 LAP 2 BEST LAP
1 49 Billy Dunn 30.838 30.923 30.838
2 1 t Tyler Dippel 31.189 31.535 31.189
3 20 Brett Hearn 31.382 33.081 31.382
4 115 Kenny Tremont jr. 31.995 31.401 31.401
5 91 Billy Decker 31.427 31.416 31.416
6 17 jr J.R. Heffner 31.871 31.526 31.526
7 44 f Stewart Friesen 31.609 31.56 31.56
8 66 x Carey Terrance 31.744 31.62 31.62
9 6 Jimmy Phelps 32.235 31.733 31.733
10 1 m Mathieu Desjardins 34.167 31.746 31.746
11 22 c Mario Clair 32.327 31.81 31.81
12 76 Ronnie Johnson 32.35 31.895 31.895
13 7 m Mike Maresca 32.226 31.902 31.902
14 FX 1 Frankie Caprara 32.227 31.947 31.947
15 29 k Ryan Krachun 32.451 31.954 31.954
16 3 j Marc Johnson 32.495 31.971 31.971
17 47 Bob Sarkisian 32.104 32.371 32.104
18 3 a Kevin Albert jr. 32.544 32.119 32.119
19 25 r Erick Rudolph 32.301 32.132 32.132
20 4 * Tim McCreadie 32.398 32.14 32.14
21 21 r Ryan Darcy 32.418 32.152 32.152
22 25 p Michael Parent 33.336 32.16 32.16
23 151 Brian McDonald 32.452 32.172 32.172
24 21 Yan Bussiere 32.263 32.204 32.204
25 45 Wayne Jelley 32.207 32.207
26 21 m Bob McGannon 32.626 32.218 32.218
27 25 j Chad Jeseo 32.222 32.222
28 73 Alain Boisvert 32.796 32.267 32.267
29 8 Rich Scagliotta 32.726 32.374 32.374
30 91 z Jerry Higbie 32.783 32.409 32.409
31 87 Neil Stratton 32.467 32.444 32.444
32 111 Demeirjouis Dreillos 33.227 32.45 32.45
33 115 s Stephane LaFrance 32.916 32.455 32.455
34 99 L Larry Wight 32.463 32.744 32.463
35 1 David Hebert 32.536 33.158 32.536
36 #08 Mark D’Ilario 32.708 32.541 32.541
37 39 t Clement Therrien 32.583 33.061 32.583
38 83 x Tim Sears jr. 33.121 32.655 32.655
39 26 Ryan Godown 32.699 32.779 32.699
40 r 40 Ryan Forte 32.753 33.24 32.753
41 17 Matt Janiak 32.82 32.759 32.759
42 37 s Tommy Flannigan 33.203 32.79 32.79
43 24 Patrick Dupree 33.571 32.804 32.804
44 14 Brett Wright 33.598 32.826 32.826
45 1 NY Greg Atkins 33.369 32.846 32.846
46 14 s Brian Swarthout 33.383 33.053 33.053
47 12 Brian Sage 33.217 33.26 33.217
48 12 b Kevin Britten 34.181 33.396 33.396
49 3 bx Scott Boudinot 34.064 33.629 33.629
50 21 s James Henry 34.011 33.886 33.886
51 27 Robert Bublak 34.048 34.048
52 3 m Brady Fultz 34.297 34.249 34.249
53 99 Michel Labreche 36.396 35.74 35.74
54 16 Aaron Jacobs 36.078 35.864 35.864
55 21 x Eric Williams 36.73 36.075 36.075
56 #01 Chris Raabe N/T N/T