By BOBBY SWEENEY
FULTON, NY – Tom Sears Jr was victorious in the Dirt Track Digest “Win and You’re In” event at the Fulton Speedway. The triumph locks Sears into the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego on Sunday. He will roll off from the 41st starting position.
2017 track champion Tim Sears Jr., led the pack of Modifieds to the green flag for the 25-lap event, looking strong in the opening laps. Unfortunately, the opening laps were all Sears could complete, as his car abruptly shut off on lap five. Matt Hulsizer inherited the lead, and looked strong early, but not as strong as Tom Sears Jr.
Tim’s uncle Tom started deep, 11th, and took advantage of the two opening laps wrecks to advance quickly. Sears passed Justin Wright for second on lap ten, then took the lead from Hulsizer just three laps later. Once in clean air, Sears took off.
A caution on lap 20 slowed the pace, but didn’t slow Sears much. The final handful of laps saw former track champion Tom Sears Jr. cruise to the win over Matt Hulsizer, Joe August, Justin Wright, and Chad Phelps. At the end, four of the top five competed at Fulton on a regular basis.
The final day of the 46th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off for the Big-Block Modifieds with the drivers meeting at 9 a.m. The top-30 qualifiers for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 will partake in an autograph session located on the front-midway starting at 11:45 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 is schedule for 1:30 p.m. and the granddaddy of all Big-Block Modified races, the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 will go green at 2 p.m.
For tickets to the final day of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week visit, visit Gate 1, Gate 2 or Gate 6 at Oswego Speedway. For ticket information and additional info on NAPA Super DIRT Week, visit SuperDIRTWeek.com
(NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Modified Win And You’re In 25 Laps) – TOM SEARS JR., Matt Hulsizer, Joe August Jr., Justin Wright, Chad Phelps, Ryan Arbuthnot, Jean-Francis Corriveau, Dave Allen, Kevin Poitras, Eldon Payne, Jamie, Maier, Danny Johnsion Jr., Tim Harris, Jim Walsh, Michael Sabia, Rick Richner, Tim Kerr, Tim Sears Jr., Chad Brachmann, Chris Hile, Roy Bresnahan, Tyler Jashembowski, Mike Trautschold, DNS- Lance Dusett, Mikael Labreche.