FULTON, NY – The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour paid a visit to the Fulton Speedway this past Saturday night and after a small rain delay Jason Powers of Athens, Ont would capture his first Modified DMNT feature in only his second start with the series.
However in the early going of the 15 lap feature Kingston, Ontario’s John Stanley looked to have things in control as he rocketed away from points leader Bob Johnson of Horseheads, NY and looked to have things well under control. Meanwhile Powers quickly would move into second several laps in and when Stanley would lose the handle on lap 5 Powers would take the lead for good. Steve Billings of Merrickville, Ont and Johnson would also take advantage of the miscue relegating Stanley back to fourth.
A mid race caution for Denzil Billings Jr. and Tim Hegarty would thin the field and on the restart Powers would pull away with Steve Billings coming home second, Johnson third, Matt Barbour of Brockville, Ont placing fourth and Pat Charland of Kemptville, Ont. would round out the fast five.
Over in the Nostalgia class Scott Gauthier from Mooers, NY is still batting 1.000 as he picked up his third consecutive win of the season and second of the weekend as he claimed the win Friday night at Brewerton. Taking over the lead from early race leader Tim McColman of Kingston, Ont around the mid way point of the 15 lap feature Gauthier would settle in and click off the laps in fine fashion. McColman would once again have to settle for second with Shane Billings of Carleton Place capturing third after he put a nifty move on Merrickville, Ontario’s Tim Charland late in the race. Darrell Wilson, also from Merrickville, Ont would complete the top five.
Pit notes…Paul Billings would see his night over after hot laps with a power steering pump issue…George Palmer would suffer ignition issues…Chip Gauthier’s mechanical woes continue, pulling of early in the feature…Heat wins would go to Powers and Stanley in the Mods with Gauthier taking the lone Nostalgia heat…once again enough cars on hand to justify separate features…Allie Elkins continuing to improve, battling Darrell Wilson for the entire Nostalgia feature…Powers making the long haul from Brewerton back home to Canada to make repairs on the Kitley Collision #53, then all the way back to Fulton Saturday…McColman with three straight second’s now in the Nostalgia division…Tim Hegarty gaining confidence with the Modified and looked fast working his way through the field until getting together with Billings Jr….the DMNT has a few weeks off before returning to action August 2nd at Albany Saratoga Speedway, followed up by a trip to Thunder Mountain August 3rd.
Nostalgia Feature, 15 laps
1) 9 Scott Gauthier 2) 20 Tim McColman 3) 19 Shane Billings 4) 12 Tim Charland 5) 00 Darrell Wilson 6) 75 Allie Elkins 7) 88 Brad Litzenberger 8) 29 J. Makowski DNS 44 Phil Claussen
1) 53 Jason Powers 2) B3 Steve Billings 3) 56 Bob Johnson 4) 37 Matt Barbour 5) 42 Pat Charland 6) 88 Steve Lackie 7) 19 Megan Ciglich 8) X22 Denzil Billings Jr. 9) 40 Tim Hegarty 10) 5 Chip Gauthier 11) 2 John Stanley DNS 03 George Palmer B10 Paul Billings
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