One for the Thumb: Decker Wins Fifth Syracuse Big-Block Pole
American, Canadian, Australian to lead VP Small Engine Fuels 200 to Green Flag on Sunday at the ‘Moody Mile’
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 4, 2012 – Billy Decker captured the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified VP Small Engine Fuels 200 pole award for the fifth time in his career on Thursday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.
Decker, of Unidilla, N.Y., was one of the final competitors to qualify in a field of 65 cars, and he surged to the top of the charts with a stunning lap around the Moody Mile in 32.997 seconds.
David Hebert, of St. Damase, Quebec, and Peter Britten, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, were second and third quickest, marking the first time in the 41-year history of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week that an American, Canadian and Australian will occupy the top three starting positions in Sunday’s VP Small Engine Fuels 200.
Seven-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., Bobby Varin, of Johnstown, N.Y., and Gary Tomkins, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., rounded out top six qualifiers, all of whom are locked into the top six starting positions for Sunday’s VP Small Engine Fuels 200.