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CNYM Exclusive: News and Notes from the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Camping World 150

By CAMDEN PROUD

For the duration of the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Camping World 150, it appeared as if Stewart Friesen was well on his way to the first small block victory of his career at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Unfortunately for the DKM Halmar team, Friesen lost the lead to Batman Peter Britten with less than ten laps remaining. Britten went on his way to the $20,000 triumph while Friesen and team had to surrender for a second place run.

“Hats off to Peter (Britten) and team, he was running really well at the end of the race,” Friesen said. “I sort of tried to dust off the top and thought that would be the place to be, but those guys ended up having the better car at the end of the race and that’s the key.”

Sheppard Super Fast after Pitstop 

Matt Sheppard moved around all race long. The defending race winner, Sheppard started in fourth with the No. 9s and held on in the top ten for virtually the entire race.

Sheppard rode in the sixth position for about 60 laps, before being passed by Brett Hearn and Gary Lindberg. He elected not to pit on the competition yellow at lap 100.

Instead, the 9s machine was brought down pit road during a yellow flag on lap 115. When the race went back green, Sheppard only had about thirty laps to work with and as it turned out, only about fifteen of them wound up going under green.

Still though, Sheppard was able to drive from the tail end of the longest line to recover for an impressive third place finish worth $4,000.

“I guess we are just a little bit stubborn on our pit stop strategy,” offered Sheppard. “We kind of waited a little bit too long and had too pass too many cars at the end. We had a lot of cars in front of us and we passed a whole bunch of them so I’m pretty happy with a third. I can’t say enough about this team.”

Sheppard will start fifteenth in Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200.

News & Notes 

Jordan McCreadie has had a very strong year with the No. 9j machine, but he struggled this weekend at Oswego. McCreadie was one of the first cars out of the 150 this afternoon…

Pat Ward went to the pits before lap 10 with a flat left front tire, but recovered for a sixth place finish…

Several drivers lead laps including Britten, Friesen, Erick Rudolph, Mat Williamson, and Tim Fuller…

Fuller set the pole time for the 150, but was only able to manage a 17th place finish this afternoon…

Fuller has sat on the pole every year at Oswego with the Slack 3rs but since thenwas only able to win the inaugural event in 2016…

Williamson had high hopes today after finishing a very close second to Sheppard in last year’s 150. He looked strong, but his efforts were halted on lap 108 when he went to the pits with a bad ignition box…

Gary Lindberg’s Cinderalla story continued with a fine 8th place run…

Rookie Ron Davis III was a factor all race long and managed an impressive tenth place finish…

Billy Dunn turned his small block struggle’s around with a nice seventh place effort…

Jimmy Phelps was in the top ten for pretty much the entire race until he pitted on the competition yellow…

Sunday’s Billy Whittakers Cars 200 polesitter was only able to recover for 14th….

Rocky Warner finished 28th in his first Modified start at Super DIRT Week….

Danny Johnson, Tim Sears Jr, Marc Johnson, and Lance Willix were other cars that retired before race’s end…

Point leaders coming into the event including Larry Wight (1st), Steve Bernier (2nd), Sears (3rd), Ward (4th), and Steve Bernard (5th) finished 12th, 20th, 36th, 34th and 25th, respectively…

The DIRTcar 358 Modified Series championship concludes in just under a week at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s Fall Nationals..

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