By CAMDEN PROUD
A year removed from losing the 2017 edition of the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 by the virtue of a last lap pass in the final corner, Peter Britten has won today’s Camping World 150 for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the Oswego Speedway.
Representing Graham Racing, Britten started in twelfth in the 150 and after a mid-race pit stop, stormed his way up through the field to pass race long leader Stewart Friesen with eight laps to go for the victory. ‘Batman’s’ win was his first ‘big’ victory at Super DIRT Week worth $20,000.
“I can’t thank all these Graham Racing guys enough,” the Brisbane, Queensland, Australia native said from victory lane. “The track was perfect, we got the car down pit road and made all the right calls to have the best car at the end. Our mistake last year was we were not the best car at the end, but this year we timed everything right and got it done. I can’t thank Ray Graham, Troyer Race Cars and Enders Racing enough. Last night and today are a huge confidence booster going into the rest of the weekend, but we are here for Sunday.”
Following Britten in the top ten were Friesen in second, Matt Sheppard in third, Brett Hearn in fourth, Erick Rudolph in fifth, Pat Ward in sixth, Billy Dunn in seventh, Gary Lindberg in eighth, Kenny Tremont in ninth, and Ron Davis III in tenth. Polesitter Tm Fuller finished seventeenth.
Full recap to follow.
DIRTcar 358 Modified Camping World 150 Finish: 1. 21A PETER BRITTEN, 2. 44 Stewart Friesen, 3. 9s Matt Sheppard, 4. 20 Brett Hearn, 5. 25r Erick Rudolph, 6. 42p Pat Ward, 7. 3x Billy Dunn, 8. 28z Gary Lindberg, 9. 115 Kenny Tremont, 10. 32r Ron Davis III, 11. 109 Billy Whittaker, 12. 99L Larry Wight, 13. 47s Corey Wheeler, 14. 98H Jimmy Phelps, 15. 24h Mike Mahaney, 16. 7d Billy Decker, 17. 3rs Tim Fuller, 18. 25p Michael Parent, 19. 66x Carey Terrance, 20. 25st Steve Bernard, 21. 151 Brian McDonald, 22. 17h Matt Janiak, 23. 14j AlanJohnson, 24. 18jr Louie Jackson Jr, 25. 54 Steve Bernard, 26. 7m Mike Maresca, 27. 22c Mario Clair, 28. 1j Rocky Warner, 29. 15 Todd Root, 30. 11 Demetrios Drellos, 31. 1 David Hebert, 32. 39x Alex Therrien, 33. 31 Lance Willix, 34. 3j Marc Johnson, 35. 83 Danny Johnson, 36. 83x Tim Sears Jr, 37. 6m Mat Williamson, 38. 39a Alan Therrien, 39. 66 Kyle Dingwal, 40. 9j Jordan McCreadie, 41. 08 Chuck Towslee