DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – Weedsport Speedway (NY) – 10/5/16

Last updated: October 6, 2016 at 9:43 am
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Erick Rudolph (center) checked out on the Super DIRTcar 358 Modified Field and captured the Super DIRTweek Kickoff 75 at the Weedsport Speedway followed by Chad Brachman (left) and Mike Mahaney (right). (Speed51.com/MoJo Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finish: 

1) 25r Erick Rudolph

2) 3b Chad Brachman

3) 88m Mike Mahaney

4) 38 Ryan Susice

5) 99L Larry Wight

6) 1 David Hebert

7) 42p Pat Ward

8) 14j Alan Johnson

9) 357 Matt Sheppard

10) 01 Chris Raabe

11) 39 Ryan Bartlett

12) 66x Carey Terrance

13) 25p Michael Parent

14)25h Bobby Herrington

15) 16x Danny Creeden

16) 28z Gary Lindberg

17) 99j Jimmy Phelps

18) 21 Yan Bussiere

19) 23 Joey Ladouceur

20) 26 Rick Richner

21) 38w Scott Wood

22) 949 Billy Dunn

23) 22c Mario Clair

24) 16w Lance Willix II

25) 2j Ronnie Johnson

26) 37s Tommy Flannigan

27) 02 Roy Bresnahan

28) 20 Brett Hearn

29) 12j Nick Joy

30) 7m Michael Maresca

 

The Skinny: 

Brett Hearn and Michael Parent led a strong field of Super DIRTcar Series 358 Modifieds to the green flag for the first event of Super DIRTweek 45.  Hearn was on rails as he set a blistering pace early putting several cars a lap down until mechanical problems retired the Madsen Overhead Doors #20 from the event. Erick Rudolph inherited the lead and continued where Hearn left off, dicing his way through lapped traffic. Rudolph would put everyone outside the top 10 one lap down and go on to win the Kickoff Party 75 at the Weedsport Speedway, followed by Chad Brachmann , Mike Mahaney, Ryan Susice, and Larry Wight completing your top 5.

 

What Won the Race:

Bad racing luck with mechanical issues for the 20 of Brett Hearn made the differnce and put Erick Rudolph out in front of the field to take the 75-lap victory.

 

Winning Crew Chief: 

Charlie Rudolph

 

Winning Chassis:

Bicknell Racing Products

 

Winning Shocks: 

Fox Racing Shox

 

Winning Engine: 

Spinas Engine Shop

 

On the Move:

Bobby Harrington was the man on the move in car 25h. Harrington stated in the final row in 29th spot and worked his way forward to a 14th place finish, a gain of 15 positions.

 

Biggest Loser:

Brett Hearn was the event’s biggest loser after starting from the pole position and finishing in the 28th position. Hearn built a substantial lead early, but fell out with mechanical issues.

 

Feature Notebook:

  • 30 cars will start the 75-Lap 358 Modified main event at the Weedsport Speedway.
  • Brett Hearn got the early advantage and set a blistering pace until he broke and went pitside on lap 20.
  • Mike Maresca and Roy Bresnahan brought out the first yellow flag of the event on lap 7.
  • Yan Bussiere brought out the second yellow flag of the event.
  • Erick Rudolph distances the field to take home the $4,000 winner’s purse for the Kickoff Party 75 at the Weedsport Speedway.
  • Despite smoking progressively the last 20 laps, Mike Mahaney held on to finish in the third position.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

  • 48 Super DIRTcar 358 Modifieds on hand to compete for the first trophy of Super DIRTweek 2016.
  • Pat Ward sets kick time in group 1 time trial.
  • Joey Ladouceur sets quick time for group 2 time trials
  • Mike Mahaney flies around the Weedsport Speedway to set fast time in group 3 as well as overall fast time for the field with a lap of 15.592 seconds.
  • Nick Joy circles the Weedsport Speedway fastest of the final group to complete the events time trial sessions.
  • Pat Ward takes the win in heat race #1 for the 358 Super DIRTcar Modifieds
  • Erick Rudolph claimed the heat race #2 victory.
  • Gary Lindberg takes the z28 machine to victory in heat race #3.
  • Nick Joy continues to have a good night at Weedsport Speedway winning heat race #4.
  • Danny Creeden and Matt Sheppard claim victories in the 2 consolation events to advance to tonight’s 75-lap main event.

 

Starting Lineup:

 

1) 20 Brett Hearn

2) 25p Michael Parent

3) 28z Gary Lindberg

4) 38 Ryan Susice

5) 88m Mike Mahaney

6) 12j Nick Joy

7) 42p Pat Ward

8) 1 David Hebert

9) 23 Joey Ladouceur

10) 25r Erick Rudolph

11) 3b Chad Brachman

12) 26 Rick Richner

13) 14j Alan Johnson

14) 949 Billy Dunn

15) 2j Ronnie Johnson

16) 99l Larry Wight

17) 02 Roy Bresnahan

18) 66x Carey Terrance

19) 99j Jimmy Phelps

20) 01 Chris Raabe

21) 357 Matt Sheppard

22) 16x Danny Creeden

23) 39 Ryan Bartlett

24) 22c Mario Clair

25) 7m Michael Maresca

26) 16w Lance Willix II

27) 21 Yan Bussiere

28) 38w Scott Wood

29) 25h Bobby Herrington

30) 37s Tommy Flannigan

 

 

Time Trial Results: 

Time Trials Group 1 Results

1) 42p Pat Ward 15.674

2) 3b Chad Brachman 15.687

3) 38 Ryan Susice 15.835

4) 111 Demetrios Drellos 15.878

5) 66x Carey Terrance 15.955

6) 16w Lance Willix II 16.012

7) 949 Billy Dunn 16.046

8) 70r Ryan Arbithnot 16.241

9) 37s Tommy Flannigan 16.262

10) 16x Danny Creeden 16.371

11) 49 Don Elliott 16.558

12) 99 Mikael Labreche 17.389

 

Time Trials Group 2 Results

1) 23 Joey Ladoucer 15.718

2) 25p Michael Parent 15.764

3) 25r Erick Rudolph 15.858

4) 38w Scott Wood 15.916

5) 14j Alan Johnson 15.941

6) 02 Roy Bresnahan 16.039

7) 66 Kyle Dingwall 16.155

8) 678 John Smith 16.255

9) 27j Danny Johnson 16.277

10) 22c Mario Clair 16.298

11) 56 Vince Vitale 16.474

 

Time Trials Group 3 Results

1) 88m Mike Mahaney 15.593

2) 28z Gary Lindberg 15.686

3) 1 David Hebert 15.895

4) 99l Larry Wight 15.914

5) 25h Bobby Herrington 15.993

6) 9j Jordan McCreadie 16.019

7) 21k Randy Chrysler 16.288

8) 357 Matt Sheppard 16.094

9) 01 Chris Raabe 16.133

10) 3j Marc Johnson 16.143

11) 88 Dave Allen 16.198

12) 96 Jean-Francis Corriveau 16.222

 

Time Trials Group 4 Results

1) 12j Nick Joy 15.983

2) 26 Rick Richner 15.986

3) 2j Ronnie Johnson 16.060

4) 21 Yan Bussiere 16.190

5) 99j Jimmy Phelps 16.210

6) 7m Michael Maresca 16.213

7) 20 Brett Hearn 16.345

8) 39 Ryan Bartlett 16.358

9) 21m Bob McGannon 16.456

10) 21w Kyle Weiss 16.530

11) 82s Roy Shields 16.881

12) 11j Justin Wright 16.909

13) 4 Tim Murphy 17.161

 

Heat Race Results:

 

Heat Race 1 Finishing Order

1) 42p Pat Ward

2) 3b Chad Brachman

3) 38 Ryan Susice

4) 949 Billy Dunn

5) 66x Carey Terrance

6)16x Danny Creeden

7) 111 Demetrios Drellos

8) 37s Tommy Flannigan

9) 99 Mikael Labreche

10) 49 Don Elliot

11) 16w Lance Willix II

12) 70r Ryan Arbithnot

 

Heat Race 2 Finishing Order

1) 25r Erick Rudolph

2) 25p Michael Parent

3) 23 Joey Ladouceur

4) 14j Alan Johnson

5) 02 Roy Bresnahan

6) 38w Scott Wood

7) 66 Kyle Dingwall

8) 27j Danny Johnson

9) 22c Mario Clair

10) 56 Vince Vitale

11) 99 Craig Whitemoyer

12) 678 John Smith

 

Heat Race 3 Finishing Order

1) 28z Gary Lindberg

2) 88m Mike Mahaney

3) 1 David Hebert

4) 99l Larry Wight

5) 01 Chris Raabe

6) 357 Matt Sheppard

7) 9j Jordan McCreadie

8) 25h Bobby Herrington

9) 3j Marc Johnson

10) 21k Randy Chrysler

11) 96 Jean-Francois Corriveau

12) 88 Dave Allen

 

Heat Race 4 Finishing Order

1) 12j Nick Joy

2) 20 Brett Hearn

3) 26 Rick Richner

4) 2j Ronnie Johnson

5) 99j Jimmy Phelps

6) 39 Ryan Bartlett

7) 21 Yan Bussiere

8) 7m Michael Maresca

9) 11j Justin Wright

10) 21w Kyle Weiss

11) 82s Roy Shields

12) 4 Tim Murphy

13) 21m Bob McGannon

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat Race 1 Starting Lineup

1) 42p Pat Ward

2) 3b Chad Brachman

3) 38 Ryan Susice

4) 111 Demetrios Drellos

5) 66x Carey Terrance

6) 16w Lance Willix II

7) 949 Billy Dunn

8) 70r Ryan Arbithnot

9) 37s Tommy Flannigan

10) 16x Danny Creeden

11) 49 Don Elliott

12) 99 Mikael Labreche

 

Heat Race 2 Starting Lineup

1) 23 Joey Ladoucer

2) 25p Michel Parent

3) 25r Erick Rudolph

4) 38w Scott Wood

5) 14j Alan Johnson

6) 02 Roy Bresnahan

7) 66 Kyle Dingwall

8) 678 John Smith

9) 27j Danny Johnson

10) 22c Mario Clair

11) 56 Vince Vitale

 

Heat Race 3 Starting Lineup

1) 88m Mike Mahaney

2) 28z Gary Lindberg

3) 1 David Hebert

4) 99L Larry Wight

5) 25h Bobby Herrington

6) 9j Jordan McCreadie

7) 21k Randy Chrysler

8) 357 Matt Sheppard

9) 01 Chris Raabe

10) 3j Marc Johnson

11) 88 Dave Allen

12) 96 Jean-Francis Corriveau

 

Heat Race 4 Starting Lineup

1) 12j Nick Joy

2) 26 Rick Richner

3) 2j Ronnie Johnson

4) 21 Yan Bussiere

5) 99j Jimmy Phelps

6) 7m Michael Maresca

7) 20 Brett Hearn

8) 39 Ryan Bartlett

9) 21m Bob McGannon

10) 21w Kyle Weiss

11) 82s Roy Shields

12) 11j Justin Wright

13) 4 Tim Murphy

 

Consolation Race Results:

 

Consolation Race 1 Finishing Order

1) 16x Danny Creeden

2) 22c Mario Clair

3) 16w Lance Willix II

4) 38w Scott Wood

5) 66 Kyle Dingwall

6) 99w Craig Whitemoyer

7) 678 John Smith

8) 49 Don Elliott

9) 99 Mikael Labreche

10) 111 Demetrios Drellos

11) 37s Tommy Flannigan

 

Consolation 2 Finishing Order

1) 357 Matt Sheppard

2) 39 Ryan Bartlett

3) 7m Michael Maresca

4) 21 Yan Bussiere

5) 3j Marc Johnson

6) 21k Randy Chrysler

7) 27j Danny Johnson

8) 9j Jordan McCreadie

9) 11j Justin Wright

10) 21w Kyle Weiss

11) 88 Dave Allen

12) 96 Jean-Francois Corriveau

13) 4 Tim Murphy

14) 82s Roy Shields

15) 25h Bobby Herrington

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

 

Consolation Race 1 Starting Lineup

1) 16x Danny Creeden

2) 38w Scott Wood

3) 111 Demetrios Drellos

4) 66 Kyle Dingwall

5) 37s Tommy Flannigan

6) 22c Mario Clair

7) 56 Vince Vitale

8) 16w Lance Willix II

9) 49 Don Elliot

10) 678 John Smith

11) 99 Mikael Labreche

 

Consolation Race 2 Starting Lineup

1) 39 Ryan Bartlett

2) 357 Matt Sheppard

3) 9j Jordan McCreadie

4) 21 Yan Bussiere

5) 25h Bobby Herrington

6) 7m Michael Maresca

7) 3j Marc Johnson

8) 11j Justin Wright

9) 21k Randy Chrysler

10) 21w Kyle Weiss

11) 96 Jean-Francois Corriveau

12)  82s Roy Shields

13) 88 Dave Allen

14) 4 Tim Murphy

15) 27j Danny Johnson

 

 

Car Count: 

48 Super DIRTcar 358 Modifieds are on hand at the Weedsport Speedway to battle in the SDW45 Kickoff 75.

 

Qualifying Format: 

Group time trials will set the starting lineups for four 358 Modified heat races followed by two consolation events to set the field for tonight’s Kickoff 75.

 

Who to Watch For:

Some of the guys to watch for in tonight’s event will be stars from the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series such as Brett Hearn, Jimmy Phelps, and Larry Wight.

 

The Track:

The Weedsport Speedway located in the heart of New York State is a

 

Weather:

A beautiful fall day in Upstate New York with race time temperatures in the mid 50’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed Central: 358 Modified Series – Weedsport Speedway (NY)