Jumpin’ Jack 50 – RoC Dirt Modified Series – Fonda, NY – 8/10/16

Last updated: August 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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What Won the Race: On a restart with 11 laps to go Matt Sheppard swooped down from the outside line a crossover move past Stewart Friesen for the lead in turn one and went on to lead the final laps.

 

The Finish: 

1 9S Matt Sheppard
2 1F Stewart Friesen
3 43 Jimmy Horton
4 1RJ Ronnie Johnson
5 32C Vic Coffey
6 00 Bobby Varin
7 18B Bodie Bellinger
8 6 Josh Hohenforst
9 34 Jimmy Davis
10 22 Brandon Walters
11 21P Pep Corradi
12 3 Jeremy Wilder
13 53 Bob Vadder
14 3X Korey Wilder
15 49S Ken Sparks
16 21J Jeff Trombley
17 20C Craig Hanson
18 19 Jessey Mueller
19 1 Darwin Greene
20 50J Justin Boehler
21 49D Billy Dunn
22 24X Scott Hubber
23 816 Jeff Rockefeller
24 91 Billy Decker
25 42P Pat Ward

 

The Skinny: 

Stewart Friesen led in the early laps while Matt Sheppard climbed to second. A caution on Lap 11 brought Sheppard into the lead battle with Sheppard making bid after bid nearly 40 laps, with Friesen maintaining the lead with momentum off the corners. Sheppard finally got the momentum he needed on the last restart.

 

Winning Quote: “I needed to hit it really good one lap and get an extra car length or I needed (Friesen) just a touch so I could get an extra car length.” – Matt Sheppard

 

Winning Crew Chief:  Randy Kisacky

 

Winning Chassis: Bicknell

 

Winning Shocks: Integra

 

Winning Engine: CC Performance

 

On the Move: Jimmy Horton started 12th after failing to make the Super DIRTcar feature at Weedsport the night before. He moved up to third and was about ready to crash the lead battle before the final yellow.

 

Biggest Loser: Josh Rockefeller led off the start, but slowed while leading the race on Lap 4.

 

Notebook: 

-Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Billy Decker, and Billy Dunn ran at Weedsport Speedway last night.

-Jimmy Horton was also at Weedsport but did not qualify.

Heavy rain in the morning delayed the start by a half hour.

– Pat Ward pulled to the pits in his heat race. The team believes the problem is somewhere in the engine, but not exactly sure where.

 

Staring Lineup:

1 20C Craig Hanson
2 816 Jeff Rockefeller
3 1F Stewart Friesen
4 1RJ Ronnie Johnson
5 9S Matt Sheppard
6 6 Josh Hohenforst
7 19 Jessey Mueller
8 00 Bobby Varin
9 49D Billy Dunn
10 91 Billy Decker
11 32C Vic Coffey
12 43 Jimmy Horton
13 21P Pep Corradi
14 21J Jeff Trombley
15 18B Bodie Bellinger
16 34 Jimmy Davis
17 50J Justin Boehler
18 3X Korey Wilder
19 22 Brandon Walters
20 1 Darwin Greene
21 53 Bob Vadder
22 49S Ken Sparks
23 42P Pat Ward
24 24 Jeremy Wilder
25 24X Scott Hubber

 

 

Time Trial Results: 

Group One

1 91 Billy Decker 18.820
2 9S Matt Sheppard 18.990
3 49D Billy Dunn 19.019
4 6 Josh Hohenforst 19.306
5 42P Pat Ward 19.576
6 21P Pep Corradi 19.735
7 34 Jimmy Davis 19.741
8 22 Brandon Walters 19.821
9 49S Ken Sparks 20.686

 

Group Two

1 19 Jessey Mueller 18.829
2 32C Vic Coffey 19.137
3 43 Jimmy Horton 19.385
4 816 Jeff Rockefeller 19.393
5 21J Jeff Trombley 19.481
6 50J Justin Boehler 19.576
7 1 Darwin Greene 19.884
8 24 Jeremy Wilder No Time

 

Group Three

1 1RJ Ronnie Johnson 18.669
2 00 Bobby Varin 19.105
3 1F Stewart Friesen 19.121
4 20C Craig Hanson 19.219
5 3X Korey Wilder 19.625
6 18B Bodie Bellinger 19.701
7 53 Bob Vadder 20.387
8 24X Scott Hubber No Time

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 9S Matt Sheppard
2 91 Billy Decker
3 6 Josh Hohenforst
4 49D Billy Dunn
5 21P Pep Corradi
6 34 Jimmy Davis
7 22 Brandon Walters
8 49S Ken Sparks
9 42P Pat Ward

 

Heat Two

1 32C Vic Coffey
2 19 Jessey Mueller
3 43 Jimmy Horton
4 816 Jeff Rockefeller
5 21J Jeff Trombley
6 50J Justin Boehler
7 1 Darwin Greene
8 24 Jeremy Wilder DNS

 

Heat Three

1 1RJ Ronnie Johnson
2 00 Bobby Varin
3 1F Stewart Friesen
4 20C Craig Hanson
5 18B Bodie Bellinger
6 3X Korey Wilder
7 53 Bob Vadder
8 24X Scott Hubber

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat One

1 91 Billy Decker
2 9S Matt Sheppard
3 49D Billy Dunn
4 6 Josh Hohenforst
5 42P Pat Ward
6 21P Pep Corradi
7 34 Jimmy Davis
8 22 Brandon Walters
9 49S Ken Sparks

 

Heat Two

1 19 Jessey Mueller
2 32C Vic Coffey
3 43 Jimmy Horton
4 816 Jeff Rockefeller
5 21J Jeff Trombley
6 50J Justin Boehler
7 1 Darwin Greene
8 24 Jeremy Wilder

 

Heat Three

1 1RJ Ronnie Johnson
2 00 Bobby Varin
3 1F Stewart Friesen
4 20C Craig Hanson
5 3X Korey Wilder
6 18B Bodie Bellinger
7 53 Bob Vadder
8 24X Scott Hubber

 

Car Count:
25 Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

00 Bobby Varin
1 Darwin Greene
1RJ Ronnie Johnson
1S Stewart Friesen
3X Korey Wilder
6 Josh Hohenforst
9S Matt Sheppard
18B Bodie Bellinger
19 Jessey Mueller
20C Craig Hanson
21J Jeff Trombley
21P Pep Corradi
22 Brandon Walters
24 Jeremy Wilder
24X Scott Habe
32C Vic Coffey
34 Jimmy Davis
42P Pat Ward
43 Jimmy Horton
49D Billy Dunn
49S Ken Sparks
50J Justin Boehler
53 Bob Vadder
91 Billy Decker
816 Jeff Rockefeller

 

Qualifying Format: 

Group Time Trials, Heats, Feature

 

Event Schedule: 

7:15 Time Trials

7:30 Heats

9:30 Feature

 

Who to Watch For: Stewart Friesen, Billy Decker, Billy Dunn, Matt Sheppard

 

Title Fight:
First RoC event with good weather.

 

The Track:
Fonda Speedway, Half-Mile Dirt Oval

 

Weather: Sunny in the 80’s, very muggy.

 

Next Series Race: Double-header at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, August 14.

 

 

 

 

Speed Central: Sheppard Wins Duel with Friesen at Fonda (NY)