By BILL FOLEY

OSWEGO, NY – Watertown’s Billy Dunn turned in the quickest small-block Modified time trial lap of 20.668 to grab the pole for Saturday’s Salute to the Troops 150 at the Oswego Speedway for Super DIRT Week XLIX.

Dunn was the 21st car of 73 to take the green and dislodged Mat Williamson from the top spot.

Billy said, “This is the first year I’ve had a good run in time trials and we just put this car together a week ago. You just had to wait and let the track come to you. Mat has been on fire recently so this is great.”

The Mat Williamson No. 6 stopped the clock at 20.821 and was disappointed not to be sitting on the pole, but noted, “Billy laid down a good lap. I am happy to be on the front row and it’s pretty cool. We had a decent car in all of the sessions today.”



Tim Sears Jr., in his uncle Tom’s 62, went out 46th as it was getting tougher and tougher to unseat the three front rows.

However, Sears turned in a 20.873 which resulted in the third quickest time of the night.

‘Timmer’ said, “Being locked in means so much for the rest of the week. The track was a little different, but hopefully it will get racy for Saturday night.”

Stewart Friesen, at 20.879, starts outside the second row and is the only one of those locked in who are locked in for both the big-block and small-block shows.

Friesen had few words as he credited and thanked his crew and sponsors for giving him a good car in saying, “The team has worked really hard” to get the 44 to where it is.

Billy Decker was fifth quick at 20.894 after he fought an uphill battle. First of all, he came out 68th and the track was significantly different from earlier in time trials.

He achieved the locked in goal and said, “The car was really good. It was drivable. I was happy with our laps and we’ll take it. This is exciting and I am looking forward to Saturday.”

A team that was a relative unknown for 2021 found itself locked in as the sixth car.

Robbie Bellinger was clocked at 20.916.

Bellinger and partner Ted Barcomb have been idle all season long and this was the first time out.

He said, “This is definitely a huge weight off our shoulders. I am surprised, but I thought we were good and we were.”

Completing the top twenty time trailers were Danny Johnson, Ronnie Davis III, Dave Marcuccilli, Pat Ward, Jackson Gill, Justin Haers, Carey Terrance, Darren Smith, Rusty Smith, Tim Fuller, Rocky Warner, Peter Britten, Larry Wight and Todd Root.

UNOFFICIAL 358 MODIFIED QUALIFYING RESULTS
1 #49 Billy Dunn 20.688
2 #6 Mat Williamson 20.821
3 #62X Tim Sears Jr 20.873
4 #44 Stewart Friesen 20.879
5 #91D Billy Decker 20.894
6 #8R Rob Bellinger 20.916
7 #83 Danny Johnson 20.921
8 #32R Ronnie Davis 20.942
9 #M1 David Marcuccilli 20.949
10 #42P Pat Ward 20.958
11 #60 Jackson Gill 20.961
12 #3 Justin Haers 20.964
13 #66X Carey Terrance 20.965
14 #12 Darren Smith 20.965
15 #34S Rusty Smith 20.981
16 #19 Tim Fuller 20.993
17 #98JS Rocky Warner 20.993
18 #21A Peter Britten 20.995
19 #99L Larry Wight 21.003
20 #15 Todd Root 21.050
21 #20K Kyle Inman 21.070
22 #111 Demetrios Drellos 21.071
23 #7MM Michael Maresca 21.114
24 #66W Derek Webb 21.155
25 #31B Corey Barker 21.186
26 #44P Anthony Perrego 21.190
27 #58M Marshall Hurd 21.213
28 #29 Matt Caprara 21.221
29 #31W Lance Willix 21.241
30 #38 Jason Parkhurst 21.265
31 #27W Nick Webb 21.270
32 #39 Ryan Bartlett 21.274
33 #3J Marc Johnson 21.293
34 #215 Adam Pierson 21.331
35 #63R Billy VanInwegen Jr 21.381
36 #713 Tommy Collins 21.440
37 #3M Michael Stanton 21.445
38 #1NY Gregory Atkins21.457
39 #9 Tyler Meeks 21.459
40 #28 Michael Trautschold 21.460
41 #2A Mike Gular 21.461
42 #36 Ben Bushaw 21.505
43 #28M Jordan McCreadie 21.525
44 #14M CG Morey 21.529
45 #91 Bobby Flood 21.568
46 #22 Michael Bruce 21.582
47 #69 Randy Green 21.612
48 #24K Nick Krause 21.642
49 #79 Jeffrey Prentice 21.660
50 #34 George Foley 21.700
51 #34F Andrew Ferguson 21.715
52 #21H Bob Henry Jr. 21.752
53 #88 Olden Dwyer 21.803
54 #02 Roy Bresnahan 21.816
55 #55 Matt Woodruff 21.831
56 #0 Dan Humes 21.872
57 #37 Alex Tonkin 21.905
58 #21 Ryan Darcy 21.929
59 #26R Corey Cormier 21.978
60 #7 Michael Sabia 21.992
61 #8 Rich Scagliotta 22.035
62 #21R RJ Tresidder 22.093
63 #11T Jeff Taylor 22.250
64 #18 Ryan Macartney 22.251
65 #87.9 Darryl Mitchell 22.553
66 #16 Aaron Jacobs 22.614
67 #11 Alissa Cody 23.185
68 #115 Montgomery Tremont 23.545
69 #7Z Zachary Payne 00.000
70 #11S Steve Lewis Jr. 00.000
71 #14 Brian Swarthout 00.000
72 #25 Erick Rudolph 00.000
73 #98H Jimmy Phelps 00.000