By CAMDEN PROUD
NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week’s Gander Outdoors Friday Night Lights program was kicked off with three triple 25 lappers for the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series which saw Camping World 150 polesitter Tim Fuller, outside polesitter Erick Rudolph, and third fastest qualifier Mat Williamson visiting victory lane.
Second Triple 25:
Erick Rudolph and Modified rookie Ron Davis III lead the second triple 25 to green with Rudolph getting the jump right away.
Wednesday’s winner at the Weedsport Speedway didn’t get very far as the yellow flag was thrown on lap 2 for Billy Dunn, who has struggled so far this weekend piloting the Slack No. 3x.
The restarts, however, did not slow Rudolph down. He was absolutely dominant with the Opticoat No. 25R.
Rudolph caught lapped traffic by lap 11 with Davis, Carey Terrance, Cory Wheeler, and Todd Root in tow.
With two to go, Billy Whittaker made a low side move on Root to take the fifth spot, but that was the only late race pass taking place in this one as Rudolph was gone for his second win of the week by virtue of domination.
Rich Scagliotta missed by one spot with an eleventh, and Billy Dunn got back to twelfth to miss by just two positions after driving back up through the field. Other notable DNQ’s included Bobby Herrington, who was in a qualifying spot when he got a left front tire flat. Rocky Warner was a DNQ as well, along with Glenn Forward, Kody Graham, Eldon Payne and Roy Bresnahan – all recognizable names to Central New York race fans.
RESULTS: 1. 25r ERICK RUDOLPH, 2. 32r Ron Davis III, 3. 66x Carey Terrance, 4. 47s Corey Wheeler, 5. 109 Billy Whittaker, 6. 15 Todd Root, 7. 151 Brian McDonald, 8. 83x Tim Sears Jr, 9 25p Michael Parent, 10. 9J Jordan McCreadie, 11. 8 Rich Scagliotta, 12. 3x Billy Dunn, 13. 25H Bobby Herrington, 14. 1J Rocky Warner, 15. 39a Alan Therrien, 16. 8c Glenn Forward, 17. 21g Kody Graham, 18. 28p Eldon Payne Jr, 19. J82 Joe Shields, 20. 02 Roy Bresnahan, 21. 35 Francois Bellemare, 22. 69 Tyler Boniface, 23. 16 Aaron Jacobs