Super DIRTcar Series/Five Mile Point Speedway (NY) – 6/11/17
Last updated: June 12, 2017 at 16:04 pm
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Matt Sheppard saved just enough right rear tire to claim victory in the Super DIRTcar Modified 67 at Five Mile Point Speedway. (Speed51.com/MoJo Photos)
Finishing Order for the Super DIRTcar Modified 67:
|29||44r||Russell Morseman III|
What Won the Race:
An early drive to the front of the field and just enough right rear tire conservation to make it to lap 67 helped Matt Sheppard take home the victory.
Brett Hearn and Tyler Siri led the charge of 30 cars to the green flag for the Super DIRTcar Modified 67 at Five Mile Point Speedway. Siri took the top spot early with Hearn keeping right on the bumper of the 5*. It did not take long for the lead group to encounter lap traffic and Super DIRTcar Modified point leader Matt Sheppard would overtake the top position. Hearn seemed to have a better car on a longer run, but just enough caution flags flew to where he could never post a serious challenge for the lead. Sheppard conserved just enough rubber for 67 laps and pulled into victory lane on a bald right rear tire. Hearn came home second with Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, and Keith Flach rounding out the top 5 finishers.
“We were a little off early in the night but we made a couple changes to the car before the feature and we got lucky. I think we nailed it. Right from the drop of the green, I could drive this thing straight around the racetrack and was able to roll up on those guys and get the lead. We knew tires would be a little bit of an issue tonight so we just tried to keep it straight for 67 laps. I didn’t really like seeing all the cautions at the end, they seem to eat tires up. The car was good enough and we had just enough tread to get to the end.” (Matt Sheppard after winning the Super DIRTcar Modified 67)
Winning Crew Chief:
Bicknell Racing Products Chassis
Integra Racing Shocks
C.C. Performance Racing Engines
On the Move:
Pat Ward was the “Man on the Move” climbing 15 positions from the 23rd starting spot to come home in the 8th position.
Tyler Siri ended up the “Biggest Loser” of the race after running in the top 5 for much of the event, Siri got a flat right rear tire relegating him to a 20th place finish after starting on the outside pole, a loss of 18 positions.
- Max McLaughlin, Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker, and Larry Wight set quick time in their respective qualifying sessions.
- Stewart Friesen is struggling to get up to speed so far today at Five Mile Point.
- Max McLaughlin, Tim Fuller, Billy Decker, and Larry Wight claim heat race victories.
- Brett “The Jet” Hearn draws the pole postion for tonight’s 67-Lap Super DIRTcar Modified 67
- 30 cars will start the Super DIRTcar Modified 67.
- This is the 3rd race of the Super DIRTcar Series for 2017 and the 3rd consecutive year for this event at Five Mile Point Speedway.
Starting Lineup for the Super DIRTcar Modified 67:
|29th||44r||Russell Morseman III|
Heat Race Results:
Heat Race #1 Results:
Heat Race #2 Results:
Heat Race #3 Results:
Heat Race #4 Results:
Heat Race Starting Lineups:
Heat Race #1 Starting Lineup:
Heat Race #2 Starting Lineup:
Heat Race #3 Starting Lineup:
|8th||44r||Russell Morseman III|
Heat Race #4 Starting Lineup:
Time Trial Results:
Group 1 Time Trial Results:
Group 2 Time Trial Results:
Group 3 Time Trial Results:
|8th||44r||Russell Morseman III||16.306|
Group 4 Time Trial Results:
Consolation Race Results:
|9th||44r||Russell Morseman III|
Consolation Race Lineups:
|11th||44r||Russell Morseman III|
31 Super DIRTcar Modifieds are signed in to compete here at Five Mile Point Speedway for race #3 on the series schedule.
|44r||Russell Morseman III|
Timed Hot Laps will set the fields for 4 qualifying races followed by 1 consolation event and then the 67-Lap Modified Feature.
Sunday, June 11th – Order of Events
Pit Gates Open: 3:30 p.m.
Grandstand Gates Open: 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. DIRTcar Modified Drivers Meeting
6:15 p.m. Practice in the following order: GRIT Crate Sportsman, Xcel 600 Modifieds, SDS Modifieds, FWD Four Cylinders
7:00 p.m. SDS Modified Group Time Trials
– GRIT Crate Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
– Xcel 600 Modified Heats (8 laps)
– SDS Modified Heats (10 laps)
– FWD Four Cylinder Heats (6 laps)
– GRIT Crate Sportsman Consolation(s) (tba)
– SDS Modified Consolation(s) (tba)
– Modified Driver Re-Draw (on homestretch wall)
– GRIT Crate Sportsman Feature (30 laps)
– Victory lane
– Xcel 600 Modified Feature (20 laps)
– Victory lane
– SDS Modified Feature (67 laps)
– FWD Fantastic Five Four Cylinder Feature (20 laps)
Who to Watch For:
Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Pat Ward, and Billy Decker all have plenty of experience and victories here at Five Mile Point Speedway.
Point Standings Current as of May 17, 2017 following Bridgeport Speedway
|No.||Driver||Total||Series||Bonus||Diff||Money||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Starts|
Five Mile Point Speedway is a 1/4 mile clay oval located in Kirkwood, NY (Upstate, New York)
Very sunny and hot with temperatures in the low 90’s.
Next Series Race:
The 4th event on the Super DIRTcar Modified Series will be held at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Tuesday June 20th. Go to http://www.outlawspeedwayllc.com/ for event information. We will have our Speed51.com/MoJo Photos crew on hand to bring you all of the action.