Phelps Romps To Brewerton Modified Victory

Defending Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified track champion Jimmy Phelps from Baldwinsville, NY erased opening night mechanical issues Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway leading every lap of the 35-lap feature.

Phelps would take advantage of a front row starting spot blasting out to leads as large as 6 seconds during long green flag runs. Caution periods would tighten the field up allowing Billy Decker and Larry Wight to keep Phelps within sight but would never mount a serious challenge with Phelps grabbing the victory by 1.015 over Decker.

Other winners on the Reagan Companies night were, Jim Spano & Alan Fink (DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman) Jeff May (Can-Am Mod Lite Series) Chuck Powelczyk (Fleet Repair Truck & Trailer Repair 4-Cylinders).

Jimmy Phelps would lead the 23-car Modified field to the green and then would open a full straightaway lead by lap 5 with racing behind him two and three-wide on the tacky and fast surface.

With 10-laps complete, Phelps was on rails bolting out to a 3.5 seconds lead on the battle for second and third between Matt Hulsizer and Chad Phelps.

The race would still be caution-free on lap 15 and would see Phelps running away and hiding from the rest of the field leaving Hulsizer, Larry Wight, Billy Decker and Tim Sears Jr. to battle it out for second through fifth.

With 20 laps showing on the scoring tower, Phelps was still on cruise control holding his big lead and had four lapped cars between himself and second place Decker with Hulsizer, Wight and Sears still in the top-five.

The yellow flag would wave on laps 22 & 24 erasing Phelps’ big lead and giving the field a shot to try and wrestle the lead and the win away from Phelps.

Over the final 11 laps Billy Decker and Larry Wight could keep Jimmy Phelps within sight but couldn’t mount a serious challenge as Jimmy Phelps cruised to the win. Decker, Wight, Tim Sears Jr. and Matt Hulsizer finished second through fifth.

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