Jun 11, 2010 10:50 PM EDT
Brady Fultz Blasts Cushion to Win at Black Rock
By RICH VLECK
Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY (June 11, 2010)- The Hoselton Sportsman Division put on some of the best racing of the night, but it was not for the lead as Brady Fultz was controlling the front of the pack.
Fultz, from Dundee, scored his first win since July 24, 2009, taking the lead from Steve Swarthout at the completion of lap four and holding a steady lead the rest of the way to put his No. 70 in Victory Lane.
“I just wanted to keep the motor reved up, and kept it on the high side,” stated Fultz. “The track came to us later in the race. We hit the setup pretty good tonight.”
Steve Swarthout jumped out to the early lead as his No. 14 was very strong on restarts. Under a lap three red flag though, Fultz said in a mid-race interview that he knew he would have an opening to get around Swarthout but wasn’t sure if he could keep the top guns behind him.
Fultz would have to deal with a few lapped cars but was bailed out by a caution on lap 12. He would have to survive one final restart on lap 15 and even though Swarthout peaked to the inside, Fultz would swing his No. 70 Troyer back around and pull away.
Despite sitting in second in points, it had been a tough year thus far for Fultz, as was evident by his starting spot for the feature being the outside of the front row.
“We needed some luck and starting up front definitely helped,” he admitted.
While Fultz hit the setup perfect and picked up the win, Steve Swarthout was also very strong, and brought home a second, his best career finish.
Ron Cartwright Jr. carved his way up to a third place showing, with point leader Donnie Lawson rallying from a major crash on lap three to salvage a fourth place showing. Ray Bliss Jr. would round out the top-five.
Jason Knowles picked up right where he left off last week, as he used the momentum he gained by earning his first Insinger Race Fuels Late Model win to go back-to-back in a convincing victory.
Knowles, of Painted Post, took the lead on a lap six restart from local favorite Quinn Sutherland when Sutherland chose the bottom lane for a restart. The driver of the No. 41 would blast around the top and even though Sutherland would make multiple bids to reacquire the lead, Knowles would hold strong.
The win would also give the second-generation driver the points lead back in the division, after Sutherland was able to hold off J.J. Mazur for second place in the feature.
Brian Knowles, Jason’s brother, was fourth with Mike Wonderling Sr. completing a stout top-five.
The American Racer Tire Street Stock had some intense battles being waged throughout the 20-lap feature. The battle for the top-two spots was physical, whereas the battles behind them were more like a dance.
Bob Buono jumped out in front early but Chris Fisher was on the move. The current point leader hustled from seventh to third on a lap four restart and begin to setup a pass on Buono. Fisher would move around the No. 64 on lap eight, only to have Buono force his way back to the front, firing up Fisher the rest of the way.
The No. 37 would reel in the leader with five laps remaining and began to peak underneath Buono for the lead. Fisher would attempt to get in front on multiple occasions, including leaning on the leader three times, but would come up just short.
It would be the third win of the year for Buono, as he used the win to rebound from a tough last few weeks in feature action. Fisher’s second place showing would help him to strengthen his point lead.
Rich McIntyre had a exciting race with his No. 39m truck, bringing it home in third. He would lead a contingent of cars that would swap spots all race long yet make very little contact.
Jim McAfee would move his way up to fourth, with Ralph Champion Jr. completing the top-five.
Terry Povoski once again used a smooth line to around the speedway at the end of the night to score his fifth win of the season in the Signs Plus of Kanona 4-Cylinder Feature.
Povoski would get by Ray Speicher on a lap nine restart, but Speicher was spry and starting to reel Povoski back in for the lead until his car sputtered with five laps remaining and set him back just far enough to allow Povoski to cruise to the win.
Speicher would be able to hang on for second, with Scott Bradley battling him intensely to the line. Chad Ayers would hold off Brent Ayers as they completed the top-five.
It took Zach teed about two years to score his first career Home Necessities Bandits Feature Win; but it took him just one more week to win another.
Teed came from the rear of the field to take the lead before the completion of the first lap, but he would surrender it for a brief moment to point leader Noah Herington, only to race back around him on the high side. Before the No. 6 could go back-to-back, Cody Clemens gave him a run to the checkered, coming up just a car length short and settling for second for the second straight week.
The Midstate Vintage Stockcars made their annual trip to BRS on the night, with sprint car competitor Ray Preston winning for the second straight Friday in his modified. Bob Williams scored the sportsman class win, with veteran Gordie Wood taking home top honors in the Limited Sportsman Classification.
Next week it is the $10,000 Fireworks Extraveganza, as the sky is sure to light up after a full card of action. For more information, visit www.BlackRockSpeedway.com.
Black Rock Speedway Results: 6/11/2010-
Hoselton Auto Mall Crate Sportsman Feature (20 Laps)- BRADY FULTZ, Steve Swarthout, Ron Cartwright Jr., Donnie Lawson, Ray Bliss Jr., Rob Humphreys, Katelyn Kane, Nate DeLong, John Juhl, Fran Hilton, Joe Cook Jr., Rick Willsey, Jeff Frasier, Bryan Faulkner, Rob Parker, Trevor Sutherland, Matt Richmond, Loren Lincoln, Rob Richmond Jr., Damon Walker, Chris Comstock, Randy McCulloch.
Lap Leader- Swarthout 1-3, Fultz 4-20.
Heat Winners- Kane, Swarthout, Fultz.
Insinger/Sunoco Fuels Late Model Feature (20 Laps)- JASON KNOWLES, Quinn Sutherland, J.J. Mazur, Brian Knowles, Mike Wonderling, Jeremy Wonderling, Wally Wade, Chris Peacock, Chris Comstock, Jared Hill, Bob Babbitt, Rich Karlnoski (DNS).
Lap Leaders- Sutherland 1-5, J. Knowles 6-20.
Heat Winners- Mazur, Sutherland.
American Racer Tire Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- BOB BUONO, Chris Fisher, Rich McIntyre, Jim McAfee, Ralph Champion Jr., Carl Cleveland, Andy Fisk, Nate Daggett, Dave Fultz, Mike Schultz, Jeremy Perkins, Mike Jackson, Frank Guererri Jr., Jason White, Jimmy Grant, Mike Rasback, Jared Hill, Bruce Kinner, Nate Peckham, Chris Force (DNS), Les McCann (DNS).
Lap Leaders- Buono 1-7, Fisher 8, Buono 9-20.
Heat Winners- Buono, Hill, Cleveland.
Signs Plus of Kanona 4-Cylinder Feature (20 Laps)- TERRY POVOSKI, Ray Speicher, Scott Bradley, Chad Ayers, Brent Ayers, Bobby Teed, Jeff Clarkson, Erica Bell, Val Stephens, Del Cummings, Mike Ziarno, Tyler Siri, Brian Thompson, Russ Wassner, Jamme Green, Kailey Wassner, Rob Wilcox.
Lap Leaders- Clarkson 1-2, Siri 3, Speicher 4-8, Povoski 9-20.
Heat Winners- C. Ayers, Povoski.
Home Necessities Bandits (10 Laps)- ZACH TEED, Cody Clemens, Noah Herington, Lisa Cornish, Allison Teed.
Lap Leaders- Z. Teed 1-2, Herington 3, Z. Teed 4-10.
Midstate Vintage Stock Car Feature (12 Laps)- RAY PRESTON, Jim Hilimire, Rob Casti, Bob Williams, Frank Blanchard, Gordie Wood, Shirley Morden, Bob Whipple Jr., Don Hoyt, Paul Monroe (DNS), Richard Taggert (DNS).
Modified Division Winner- Preston
Sportsman Division Winner- Williams
Limited Sportsman Division Winner- Wood
Lap Leaders- Hilimire 1-7, Preston 8-12.
Heat Winner- Hilimire.