Flach, Horton, Root and Smith Win Modified Last Chance Showdowns – DTD Exclusive


By BOBBY SWEENEY

OSWEGO, NY – With the Salute To The Troops 150 and Billy Whittaker Cars 200 getting closer to post time, each division ran two Last Chance Qualifier events to solidify the field. The 358-Modifieds saw a pair of 15-lap events taking three drivers each, and the Super DIRTcar Series events went 20 laps a pair and entered two drivers out of both events. 

Root went relatively unchallenged through the first 358-Modified LCQ, while Tyler Meeks was left to fend off a host of challengers. Erick Rudolph slipped by Meeks just before halfway, and Jimmy Phelps slipped by just after. Root went on to win uncontested with Rudolph comfortably in second, while Phelps fended off Michael Stanton Jr. for the third and final transfer spot. 

Smith also felt little competition for the win in the second 358-Modified LCQ, but behind him was unpredictable at best. Kyle Inman was steadily in second, but a lap 10 yellow allowed the battle for third between Tommy Collins, Corey Barker, and Bobby Henry to catch up to him. Collins slipped by for second, and Barker went after Inman. With Smith winning, it was Collins in second and Inman narrowly edging Barker for the final qualifying position. 

Flach passed Walters on the initial start of the first Super DIRTcar Series 20-lap LCQ, with Walters holding steady over Rudolph for the second and last qualifying spot. With five laps left, Walters slowed with apparent engine issues, handing over the runner up spot to Rudolph. Flach cruised to the win, while Rudolph kept Adam Pierson at bay to transfer to tomorrow’s 200-lap feature. 



Henry and Rich Scagliotta seemed well set to take the two qualifying spots in the second Big Block LCQ, but on lap 10, Henry broke, and Scagliotta did the same on the restart. Gary Lindberg inherited the lead, but lost it to Horton on a restart with a handful of laps left. At the end of a wild 20 laps, it was Horton and Lindberg transferring over Kenny Tremont and Robbie Johnston.  

SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIED LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN RESULTS (10/9/21):

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN 1 — 1. 43-Keith Flach[5]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph[2]; 3. 215-Adam Pierson[12]; 4. 02-Roy Bresnahan[4]; 5. 63-Adam Roberts[11]; 6. 14-Brian Swarthout[14]; 7. Z4-JJ Courcy[9]; 8. 1NY-Gregory Atkins[17]; 9. 14M-CG Morey[7]; 10. 22JZ-Jeffery Daugherty[10]; 11. 22-Brandon Walters[1]; 12. 234-Adam McAuliffe[15]; 13. 36-Brian Whittemore[20]; 14. 3B-Scott Boudinot[13]; 15. 49-Billy Dunn[6]; 16. 16-Aaron Jacobs[18]; 17. 24K-Nick Krause[8]; 18. 27W-Nick Webb[16]; 19. (DNS) 11T-Jeff Taylor; 20. (DNS) 88-Olden Dwyer

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN 2 — 1. 43H-Jimmy Horton[7]; 2. 28ZT-Gary Lindberg[16]; 3. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr[15]; 4. 33J-Robbie Johnston[8]; 5. 32C-James Meehan[9]; 6. 84-Gary Tomkins[14]; 7. 01C-Bob Henry Jr[3]; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta[4]; 9. 27J-Daniel Johnson[6]; 10. 34F-Andrew Ferguson[5]; 11. 11-Alissa Cody[13]; 12. 0-Dan Humes[11]; 13. 17-Marcus Dinkins[2]; 14. (DNS) M1-David Marcuccilli; 15. (DNS) 12-Darren Smith; 16. (DNS) 28-Michael Trautschold; 17. (DNS) 29C-Matt Caprara; 18. (DNS) 48TOO-Dave Rauscher; 19. (DNS) 83-Chris Stevens; 20. (DNS) 160-Jackson Gill

358-MODIFIED DIRTCAR SERIES LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN RESULTS (10/9/21):

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN 1 — 1. 15-Todd Root[1]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph[4]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[6]; 4. 3M-Michael Stanton[5]; 5. 9-Tyler Meeks[2]; 6. 39-Ryan Bartlett[3]; 7. 91-Bobby Flood[7]; 8. 69-Randy Green[9]; 9. 14M-CG Morey[8]; 10. 02-Roy Bresnahan[11]; 11. 37-Alex Tonkin[15]; 12. 34F-Andrew Ferguson[14]; 13. 879-Darryl Mitchell[12]; 14. 1NY-Gregory Atkins[13]; 15. 79-Jeffrey Prentice[17]; 16. 115-Montgomery Tremont[16]; 17. 16-Aaron Jacobs[20]; 18. 11T-Jeff Taylor[18]; 19. (DNS) 7Z-Zachary Payne; 20. (DNS) 28-Michael Trautschold; 21. (DNS) 29-Matt Caprara

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN 2 — 1. 12-Darren Smith[6]; 2. 713-Tommy Collins[9]; 3. 20K-Kyle Inman[5]; 4. 31B-Corey Barker[7]; 5. 21H-Bob Henry Jr[8]; 6. 24K-Nick Krause[16]; 7. 7-Michael Sabia[13]; 8. 26R-Corey Cormier[14]; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta[11]; 10. 34-George Foley[17]; 11. 21R-RJ Tresidder[10]; 12. 11-Alissa Cody[15]; 13. 22-Michael Bruce[21]; 14. 66W-Derek Webb[1]; 15. 55-Matt Woodruff[2]; 16. 28M-Jordan McCreadie[4]; 17. 11S-Steve Lewis Jr[3]; 18. (DNS) 0-Dan Humes; 19. (DNS) 14-Brian Swarthout; 20. (DNS) 18-Ryan Macartney; 21. (DNS) 88-Olden Dwyer