Story By: DAVE MEDLER / BREWERTON SPEEDWAY – BREWERTON, NY – Tim Sears Jr. made it known Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway that he is a serious contender for the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Big Block Modified track championship as he cruised to his second straight win on Haun Welding Supply night.
Other winners were Ryan Dolbear (DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman). Kyle Demo (AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lites). Damien Bechler (Mirabito Four-Cylinders).
In the 35-Lap Modified feature Gil Tegg shot from his fourth place starting spot to the lead and by lap five opened a half a straightaway lead while Max Hill in a small block, Jim Witko, Tom Sears Jr., and Tim Sears Jr. were in a tight fight for top-five positions.
With ten laps complete, Tegg was still setting a quick pace out front leading by a straightaway as you could have thrown a blanket over Hill, Tim Sears who started 14th, Tom Sears 11th and Larry Wight 15th as they battled for second through fifth.
The yellow would wave on lap twelve with Tim Sears taking advantage on the restart going from fourth to second and then set his sights on the lead.
On lap fifteen Sears shot by Tegg into the lead and immediately started pulling away from the field.
With ten laps to go, Sears was in another zip code leading by 4.3 seconds with Wight, Jimmy Phelps, Tom Sears, and Tyler Trump showing second through fifth on the scoring tower.
The caution lights would flash on lap twenty-six erasing Sears’ big lead and giving the field one last shot at Sears and the win.
When the green came back out Tim Sears would once again pull away from the field and go unchallenged the rest of the distance for his second straight victory. Jimmy Phelps, Tyler Trump, Tom Sears Jr., and Chris Hile completed the top-five.
The 25-Lap Sportsman feature would see Savannah LaFlair and Ryan Dolbear swap the lead back and forth in the early going while the racing behind them was two and three wide in battles for position.
With ten laps complete, Dolbear led by ten car lengths over LaFlair with Stephen Marshall, Kyle Devendorf, and Earl Rudy not far behind the top two.
Dolbear would open a half a straightaway lead with ten laps to go over LaFlair as Devendorf, Zach Sobotka, and Stephen Marshall were still within striking distance of the top two.
The yellow would wave on lap nineteen erasing the 2.5 seconds lead Dolbear had, setting up a six-lap shootout to the checkers.
Ryan Dolbear would hold off challenges from defending track champion Zach Sobotka for his second career win at the speedway. Savannah LaFlair, Kyle Devendorf, and Alan Fink finished third through fifth.
In the 20-Lap AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lite feature it looked like Justin Williams was heading to a feature win when disaster struck on lap fifteen when huge smoke came out of his car and a large trail of fluid on the speedway.
Kyle Demo would then inherent the lead and would hold off a late charge from Clayton Brewer for the win. Zach Babcock, Mike Mullen, and Joel Moller would finish third through fifth.
Damien Bechler and Chris Bonoffski put on a bumper to bumper and side by side battle for the entire 15-Lap Mirabito Four-Cylinder feature with Bechler parking his car in victory lane. Chris Bonoffski, Ray Bechler, Clayton Koch, and Kingston Sprague finished second through fifth.
This Friday, May 27 kick off your Memorial Day weekend at the Brewerton Speedway for wings, speed, methanol, and big block grandstand-shaking horsepower presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers.
Doing battle on the ‘D-Shaped Dirt Demon’ will be the winged warriors of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints racing in the Don Gillette Memorial. Joining ESS will be the eight hundred horsepower Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman, AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lites. The Mirabito Four-Cylinders have the week off.
Adult G/A is $25.00, 18 years old and younger is free. Pits (All Ages) $40. Pits open at 4:30 pm. Grandstands 5:30 pm. Hot Laps 5:50 pm. The racing starts at 7:00 pm.
Camping is free. Please follow the signs along the parking lot tree line to the designated camping area.
Haun Welding Supply May 20 Results
Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds – (35 Laps): 1. 83X-Tim Sears Jr; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps; 3. 9X-Tyler Trump; 4. 62S-Tom Sears Jr; 5. 5H-Chris Hile; 6. 60-Jackson Gill; 7. 99L-Larry Wight; 8. 8H-Max McLaughlin; 9. 32R-Ronnie Davis III; 10. X-Chad Phelps; 11. 18$-Sean Beardsley; 12. 02-Roy Bresnahan; 13. 7Z-Zachary Payne; 14. 11T-Jeff Taylor; 15. 63-Adam Roberts; 16. 24-James Witko Jr; 17. Z4-JJ Courcy; 18. 38-Tim Harris; 19. 22G-Gil Tegg Jr; 20. 160-Max Hill; 21. 4-Michelle Courcy; 22. 24K-Nick Krause; 23. 19X-Andy Noto; 24. 79-Jeffrey Prentice; 25. M1-Tim Murphy; 26. 7S-Torrey Stoughtenger; 27. 36-Ben Bushaw; 28. 88-Joe August Jr; 29. (DNS) 27Z-Dylan Zacharias.
358 Modified Bonus – ($300. $200. $100): Ron Davis III, Sean Beardsley, Roy Bresnahan.
DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman – (25 Laps): 1. 31B-Ryan Dolbear; 2. 38-Zach Sobotka; 3. 16X-Savannah Laflair; 4. 5D-Kyle Devendorf; 5. 28-Alan Fink; 6. 28X-Stephen Marshall; 7. 5-Amy Holland; 8. R1-Riley Rogala; 9. 16-Earl Rudy; 10. 80X-Mike Button; 11. 6-Cody Manitta; 12. R19-Dale Caswell; 13. 19C-Brandon Carvey; 14. 01R-Robert Gage; 15. 51-Richard Townsend Jr; 16. 0-Tony Finch II; 17. 29-Matt Caprara; 18. 77L-Buddy Leathley; 19. AONE-Bucky Hayes; 20. 1J-John Wilber; 21. 42-Brian Murphy; 22. B1-RJ Budd; 23. 33-Richard Murtaugh; 24. 29B-Jason Breezee; 25. (DNS) 04X-Chris Crump.
NAPA Know How Chase Elliott Award: Earl Rudy.
AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lites – (20 Laps): 1. 22-Kyle Demo; 2. 155-Clayton Brewer III; 3. 88-Zach Babcock; 4. 06-Mike Mullen; 5. 7J-Joel Moller; 6. 55-Joseph Garafolo; 7. 99-Thomas Mackey; 8. 16-Tucker Halliday; 9. 9-Roger Olschewske Jr; 10. 14-Doug Williams; 11. 5K-Matt Kitts; 12. 19-Brad Harris; 13. 10W-Justin Williams; 14. 5J-Jeff Isabell Jr; 15. 13-Jammer Applegate II; 16. 61-Hunter Lawton.
Mirabito Four-Cylinder Super Stocks – (15 Laps): 1. 5M-Damien Bechler ; 2. 16B-Chris Bonoffski ; 3. 26R-Ray Bechler ; 4. 67K-Clayton Koch ; 5. 29K-Kingston Sprague ; 6. 360-Samuel Curcie ; 7. (DNS) 113-Nate Powers.