Fayetteville, NC — On Memorial Day weekend it was Kyle Strickler who shined the brightest as he led flag to flag for 30 laps to win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. For Strickler it was his 3rd win of the season in Southeast Dirt Modified Series competition, and a $3000 payday. Eric Bentley would follow closely behind for a 2nd place finish and Andy Boahn rounded out the podium.
21 Southeast Dirt Modified’s signed in for the second visit of the 2016 season for the series at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.
On Friday night Kyle Strickler earned the PFC Brakes Pole award with a time of 18.826. Taylor Cook qualified 2nd followed by Eric Bentley, Derrick Ramey and Wayne Gray Jr to round out the top 5.
In heat race 1 Timmy Blackwell grabbed the win over Jordan Taylor and Ryan Ayers. Heat race 2 would see Mack Coxe hold off a hard charge from David Taylor for the win.
In the 8 lap, $500 to win winner-take-all dash race Kyle Strickler would hold off Taylor Cook for the win and the bonus money.
By the time Saturday came around it was feature time for the Modifieds. Off the start Strickler would vault to the early lead with Cook tucked in tightly behind. Boahn, Derrick Ramey and Bentley would jockey for 3rd spot early on.
With just one caution in the first 29 laps Strickler would build a commanding lead, on lap 29 that lead would be erased as Robbie Turner brought our a caution with just one lap to go.
With a one lap shootout impending trouble would strike the top two drivers in the championship points as both Derrick Ramey and Taylor Cook would pull off the track with mechanical issues before the final restart. With the green and white flags displayed Strickler would reassume the lead on the final lap restart and fend off Bentley for the win.
Up next for the Southeast Dirt Modified Series will be a two-day show at Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, OH June 3-4th for the $10,000 to win “River City Showdown” with the AMRA Modifieds.
-Southeast Dirt Modified Series Press Release