By BOBBY SWEENEY
OSWEGO, NY – Five years, two venues, one division, and all the same result for Rob Yetman. On Sunday, Yetman claimed his fifth Super DIRT Week win in a row, leading all 75 laps in the Pro Stock race.
“I didn’t think I would ever get one, and five in a row is just phenomenal,” Yetman said in victory lane. “I gotta thank everyone that has a hand in this thing. Preparing for this week is huge and all the hard work and preparation is paying off. I don’t even know what to say, it’s just a lot of hard work and dedication to get us here.”
Yetman hasn’t spent much time out of the lead in the Pro Stock event during Super Dirt Week in the last half decade, and this event started no different. Yetman paced the pack in the opening stages, slowing briefly on the first yellow on lap eight.
Yetman motored away again on the restart, taking a Sunday cruise over Rich Crane, Nick Stone, and Kim Duell. The rest of the leaders got the chance to take more shots at Yetman when a set of cautions began on lap 22, but the longest stretch of green flag racing wasn’t longer than two laps before the planned fuel stop on lap 39.
It was lap 50 by the time the field had any green flag run, and Yetman continued to show the way. After a wild restart on lap 50, Kim Duell found himself running second, followed by Jocelyn Roy.
The trio of front runners ran in their respective positions until a final yellow flew on lap 71 for Luke Horning’s spinning machine.
Over the final four laps, Yetman had done what he had all done all race and cruised to the $2,000 win at Super DIRT Week. Kim Duell chased in second, followed by Jocelyn Roy, Nick Stone, and Pete Stefanski.
Duell reached second late in the going, and while the #14 hung with Yetman for a short time, he ultimately fell short.
“Once we got into second, we kind of just hunkered down on the bottom and we didn’t have enough for Rob,” said Duell. “Even in second, we’re absolutely happy with this effort.”
Roy started third, but fired terribly on the initial green. After dropping back to the back of the top ten, the Quebec driver clawed back to the podium.
“It was very clean racing with Kim for second,” noted Roy. “I just have to thank my crew and everyone involved for getting me here.”
Stone challenge Yetman early for the lead before pushing up on a restart to eventually finish in fourth. Pete Stefanski completed the top five.
SUPER DIRT WEEK PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH (75-LAPS): 1 Rob Yetman 2 Kim Deull 3 Jocelyn Roy 4 Nick Stone 5 Pete Stefanski 6 Dan Older 7 Kenny Martin Jr. 8 Pascal Payeur 9 Dave Bissonnette 10 Mike White 11 Marc Lalonde 12 Jason Corbin 13 Jason Meltz 14 Kenny Gates 15 Mike Welch 16 Ivan Joslin 17 Justin Knight 18 Rich Crane 19 PJ Peters 20 Gus Hollner 21 Roch Aubin 22 Bruno Cyr 23 Jonathan Routhier 24 Jocelyn Chicoine 25 Randy Cosselman 26 Steve Chaput 27 Luke Horning 28 Josh Coonradt 29 Rick Duzlak 30 Jim Normoyle