Sears Jr. Rides High Side to DirtTrackDigest.com ‘Win and You’re In’ Victory
Earns 41st Spot in Billy Whittaker Cars 200
FULTON, NY — Oct. 7, 2017 — On the final opportunity to lock into the the grand finale of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Fulton Speedway regular Tom Sears Jr. rode the highline from the 11th starting spot to take the victory in the DirtTrackDigest.com “Win and You’re In” to lock in as the 41st start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 8.
A field of 25 Big-Block Modifieds entered in the DirtTrackDigest.com “Win and You’re In” for their shot to earn the final starting spot in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
In the early going of 25-lap event, it was looking like it was all Tim Sears as he jumped out to a commanding lead in front of Matt Hulsizer and the rest of the field, but on lap five Tim Sears broke, effectively ending his bid to start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
With Hulsizer seizing the lead, it was on lap 15 that Tom Sears Jr. went to the top side and drove around Hulsizer for the lead.
As weekly regular at Fulton felt he knew how the track would play out and went to the top-side as he went around Hulsizer for the lead.
“Running here weekly definitely has its advantage, knowing how the track changes throughout the night,” said Sears Jr. “We weren’t very good through the heat race but we made a couple changes like we normal do and it worked out really good.”
With under five laps to go the field was slowed by a yellow setting up a late-race restart. On the ensuing restart Hulsizer showed Sears Jr. a wheel but Sears Jr. proved to be too strong en route to picking up the DirtTrackDigest.com “Win and You’re In” at Fulton Speedway.
“Anytime you win a race at [Fulton] you got to work for it, nothing is ever easy here,” said Sears Jr. “I had to go by everybody starting 11th; I probably just found the line before anybody else did. Starting in the front you may not know where the fast lane is.”
Sears Jr. will make the short trek over to Oswego Speedway for Sunday’s final event of the 46th annual NAPA Super DIRT week.
“We’re going to load it in the trailer and we’re going to be in Oswego in the morning,” added Sears Jr.
The final day of the 46th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off for the Big-Block Modifieds with the drivers meeting at 9 a.m. The top-30 qualifiers for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 will partake in an autograph session located on the front-midway starting at 11:45 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 is schedule for 1:30 p.m. and the granddaddy of all Big-Block Modified races, the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 will go green at 2 p.m.
For tickets to the final day of NAPA Super DIRT Week visit Oswego Speedway. For ticket information and additional info on NAPA Super DIRT Week, visit dirtcar.com/new-sdw