Dunn Lives A Dream With Dramatic Victory In Syracuse 200 To End NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII
One Day After Losing 358-Modified 150 On Final Lap, Good Fortune Vaults Young Driver To First-Ever Super DIRTcar Series Win
By Kevin Kovac, DIRTcar Racing P.R.
SYRACUSE, NY – Oct. 13, 2013 – Billy Dunn experienced the highs and lows of the fabled New York State Fairgrounds in one amazing weekend.
Twenty-four hours after suffering a crushing last-lap defeat at the Moody Mile, Dunn combined cagey strategy with a healthy dose of good fortune to score a dramatic star-making victory in the 42nd annual Syracuse 200 big-block Modified classic that capped NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII.
Dunn, 29, of Watertown, N.Y., made his decision to pit late in the distance pay off to the tune of $50,000-plus in cash and a career-first Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modified triumph. With many of his rivals falling to the wayside in the caution-filled final laps because their cars didn’t carry enough fuel to finish a race that was extended by new rules mandating that the last 25 circuits run under green-flag conditions, Dunn kept gaining positions and finally assumed command for good on lap 197 when Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., ran out of gas.