by Rob Knowles
OSWEGO, NY — The DIRTcar 358 Modified teams battled for three $1,000 top prizes in the Gander Outdoors Friday Night Lights Triple 25s. In addition to the first-place cash, drivers were fighting for a starting spot in Saturday’s Camping World 150. Starting lineups for the 25 lap qualifiers were determined by the Time Trial results from earlier Friday afternoon.
Triple 25 #1
Tim Fuller started on the pole and collected the checkered flag in the first 25-lap qualifier for the 358 Modifieds. A lap 22 yellow pinned Matt Sheppard alongside for the restart, but Fuller drove away to a comfortable victory. Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Larry Wight and David Hebert completed the top five. Gary Lindberg, Mario Clair, Mike Mahaney, Alan Johnson and Steve Bernier finished sixth through tenth and qualified for the main event on Saturday.
Triple 25 #2
Erick Rudolph dominated the second 25-lap qualifier for the 358 Modifieds. Only one yellow flag slowed the field on lap 3 for Billy Dunn and Tyler Boniface getting together in turn two. Ronnie Davis III, Carey Terrance, Corey Wheeler and Billy Whittaker rounded out the top five. Todd Root, Brian McDonald, Tim Sears Jr., Michael Parent and Jordan McCreadie all qualified for the main event on Saturday.
Triple 25 #3
Mat Williamson held off challenges from Stewart Friesen on five different restarts to pick up the victory in the third 25 lap qualifier for the 358-Modifieds. Friesen, Pat Ward, Peter Britten and Brett Hearn finished in the top five. Marc Johnson, Louie Jackson Jr., Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont Jr., and Billy Decker all punched their ticket into Saturday’s main event.
358 Modified Triple 25 #1: Tim Fuller, Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Larry Wight, David Hebert, Gary Lindberg, Mario Clair, Mike Mahaney, Alan Johnson, Steve Bernier, Alex Therrien, Kyle Dingwall, Ryan Bartlett, Mike Maresca, Brendan Finley, Nick Webb, Tyler Trump, Jessey Mueller, Dan Humes, Rusty Smith, Lance Willix II, Alissa Cody, Tyler Meeks, Brian Murphy
358-Modified Triple 25 #2: Erick Rudolph, Ronnie Davis III, Carey Terrance, Corey Wheeler, Billy Whittaker, Todd Root, Brian McDonald, Tim Sears Jr., Michael Parent, Jordan McCreadie, Rich Scagliotta, Billy Dunn, Bobby Herrington, Rocky Warner, Alain Therrien, Glen Forward, Kody Graham, Eldon Payne Jr., Joe Shields, Roy Bresnahan, Francois Bellemare, Tyler Boniface, Aaron Jacobs
358 Modified Triple 25 #3: Mat Williamson, Stewart Friesen, Pat Ward, Peter Britten, Brett Hearn, Marc Johnson, Louie Jackson Jr., Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont Jr., Billy Decker, Matt Farnham, Matt Janiak, Demetrios Drellos, Andrew Ferguson, C.G. Morey, Randy Green, Sebastien Gougeon, Nick Krause, Allison Ricci, Brian Swarthout, Steve Lewis Jr., Matt Woodruff, Justin Haers, Steve Bernard DQ