Terry Fisher, Jr. wasted no time getting to the front during the ICAR Top Speed Modified Run for the BB Gun 40-lap feature on Monday afternoon at Winchester Speedway (IN). After starting from the sixth position, the Coe Motorsports driver shot out of the barrel early and took the lead for the first time on lap 4. From there, Fisher left the rest of the 24-car field in his rear view mirror as he pulled away to capture his second straight win on Labor Day at Winchester.
“I can’t thank these guys enough for helping, all the crew for helping,” Fisher said on the live 51 TV free broadcast. “I’m worn out already. It’s almost unbelievable. When you surround yourself with good people, the results show all of the time. I can’t thank Scott enough for letting me drive this. It’s a big opportunity.”
Fisher’s win did not come without a little bit of drama, however. After having a fast car during Saturday’s practice session, the team decided to head back to Fort Wayne, Indiana to make a motor change Saturday night to see if they could get a little bit more out of their No. 28. That decision proved to be the right one on Monday afternoon as he stood in victory lane.
“We thought we had a good car on Saturday,” Fisher stated. “Saturday night we decided to change motors and stayed up until about two o’clock in the morning doing it. Just giving it a shot and testing it for the Run for the Gun.”
Outside polesitter Jeff Lane led the opening three laps of Sunday’s race before surrendering the lead to Fisher on lap 4.
Only one caution on lap 34 slowed the pace during the 40-lap feature.
Chad Poole would have his chance at Fisher on that restart but would end up having to settle for second-place honors. Danny Jackson, Tim Burkett and Lane completed the top-five.
While Monday’s event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series was a tune-up for the Winchester 400, the race for the Top Speed Modifieds also served as a tune-up for their big race, The Run for the Gun 50 on Winchester 400 weekend.
The 44th Annual Winchester 400 weekend takes place October 9-11 at Winchester Speedway.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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