Drellos Denies All Challengers in First-Career Series Win

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MALTA, NY – September 21, 2019 – It’s a rare moment in motorsports when a rookie pulls out a huge victory in the top echelon of their driving discipline. On this night, Rookie of the Year contender Demetrios Drellos did just that, shocking the world of Big Block Modified racing by winning his first Super DIRTcar Series race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in one of the biggest races of the year.

Drellos battled back the best in the business including Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Billy Decker, and Mat Williamson to pick up $10,000 and a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII. Billy Decker crossed the line in second and Mat Williamson had his two-race win streak broken with a third-place finish.

The night of racing started out well for the Queensbury, NY driver Demetrios Drellos after setting the second fastest lap in his Time Trial group, which put the No. 111 on the outside pole for his Heat Race. Pole-sitter Matt Sheppard got the best of him but soon the roles were reversed. In the Dig Safely NY 811 Redraw, Drellos drew the pole position and Matt Sheppard’s designated drawer put the No. 9s on the outside pole.

At the drop of the green flag, The Greek Streak outdueled Sheppard to retain the top spot in the early going. He eventually stretched out a substantial lead with the first caution coming around lap 40. After that, the rest of the heavy-hitters like Larry Wight, Billy Decker, and Mat Williamson stepped up to the plate but Drellos denied all-comers.

“Every lap that clicked by I thought Larry, Matt, Billy, or Williamson would get by on the bottom. I was just so persistent on the top. I know it’s really risky picking the top lane here on the restarts but the top has been so fast here. It worked out for me,” said Drellos.

The No. 111 pilot sliced and diced his way through heavy lapped traffic in the latter half of the race. The track conditions were conducive to fast, side-by-side racing, which made the traffic difficult to work through.

“I follow a lot of good guys on the Series and they aren’t afraid to take risks in lapped traffic. You gotta go and if you don’t go, someone’s gonna pounce on you,” Drellos explained.

Needless to say, Drellos was a very happy driver in Victory Lane. He’s worked hard learning new tracks and refining his Time Trial program all season.

“It’s been such a learning curve running with these guys every week and it’s finally paid off.”

Drellos’ voice wavered with emotion as The Voice of the Super DIRTcar Series Shane Andrews interviewed him in Victory Lane when he said, “I watched a lot of Super DIRTcar Series races from those seats right up there and it feels really amazing to be standing down here not too many years later beating the best.”

The win will take a little time to sink in because it’s a rare feat to beat your heroes at their own game:

“I’m speechless, to be honest. You have Mat Williamson, Matt Sheppard, Billy Decker, Pat Ward, Tim Fuller, I mean, I’ve watched those guys for years. They are just unbelievable stars here. Just to say I beat them in a Super DIRTcar Series race is something I never even dreamed of.”

The Franklyn Flyer Billy Decker was the final driver to reach the rear bumper of the No. 111 but he too failed to overtake the young rookie.

Mat Williamson now has four podium finishes in a row including two race wins. The team has been constent all year but now Williamson is clicking off great finishes and has begun reeling in points leader Matt Sheppard.

“Confidence as a lot to do with it. It seems like when we won Orange County [Centennial Celebration] it started rolling from there. Forutnately I have a really good car owner and really good crew guys. They make my job real easy behind the wheel,” noted Williamson.

The racing surface was tacky and provided a lot of grip from the bottom to the top of the speedway.

“We tried to move all over the place. The track was really fast and racy,” said Williamson. “I think we tightened up a little bit too much. Demetrios was really good. Hats off to those guys, it’s cool to see him win.”

Mike Mahaney stormed through the field to pick up sixteen positions as the KSE Racing Hard-Charger Award. He finished seventh after starting deep in the field, but the tenacious Huttig No. 35 team’s hard work paid off.

In the Dig Safely NY 811 Redraw, Peter Britten had his daughter for a designated drawer. The curly-haired youngster joyfully picked up a neon yellow t-shirt and awarded Britten one free Hoosier Racing Tire, but also a twelfth place starting position.

Home-track hero Kenny Tremont Jr., who picked up the 2019 Mr. DIRT Track USA title at Lebanon Valley Speedway, set the fastest lap in Time Trials, which granted him the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award.

The next Super DIRTcar Series race is the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 on Sunday, October 13 at Oswego Speedway to conclude NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII.

FEATURE (100 Laps)
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1][$10,000]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [11][$5,000]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [4][$2,500]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [15][$1,800]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$1,600]; 6. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$1,400]; 7. 35-Mike Mahaney [23][$1,300]; 8. 93-Danny Varin [8][$1,200]; 9. 18-Anthony Perrego [16][$1,100]; 10. 2-Ronnie Johnson [3][$1,000]; 11. 19m-Jessey Mueller [5][$800]; 12. 20-Brett Hearn [17][$700]; 13. 19-Tim Fuller [21][$600]; 14. 25-Erick Rudolph [18][$575]; 15. 97-Bobby Hackel [10][$550]; 16. 3d-Matt Delorenzo [6][$525]; 17. 2L-Jack Lehner [24][$500]; 18. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [22][$500]; 19. 26-Ryan Godown [25][$500]; 20. 74-JR Heffner [13][$500]; 21. 91NY-Jackie Brown [19][$500]; 22. 27J-Danny Johnson [26][$500]; 23. R2-Rusty Smith [27][$]; 24. 21A-Peter Britten [12][$500]; 25. 17-Marcus Dinkins [28][$]; 26. 115-Kenny Tremont [9][$500]; 27. 96S-Paul St.Sauveur [14][$500]; 28. 3j-Marc Johnson [20][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+16]

9/21/19 — Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Rookie of the Year contender Demetrios Drellos won his first Super DIRTcar Series race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and it was a big one. Drellos battled back the best in the business in including Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Billy Decker, and Mat Williamson to pick up $10,000 and a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII. Billy Decker crossed the line in second and Mat Williamson had his two-race win streak broken with a third-place finish.

FEATURE (100 Laps)
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1][$10,000]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [11][$5,000]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [4][$2,500]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [15][$1,800]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$1,600]; 6. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$1,400]; 7. 35-Mike Mahaney [23][$1,300]; 8. 93-Danny Varin [8][$1,200]; 9. 18-Anthony Perrego [16][$1,100]; 10. 2-Ronnie Johnson [3][$1,000]; 11. 19m-Jessey Mueller [5][$800]; 12. 20-Brett Hearn [17][$700]; 13. 19-Tim Fuller [21][$600]; 14. 25-Erick Rudolph [18][$575]; 15. 97-Bobby Hackel [10][$550]; 16. 3d-Matt Delorenzo [6][$525]; 17. 2L-Jack Lehner [24][$500]; 18. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [22][$500]; 19. 26-Ryan Godown [25][$500]; 20. 74-JR Heffner [13][$500]; 21. 91NY-Jackie Brown [19][$500]; 22. 27J-Danny Johnson [26][$500]; 23. R2-Rusty Smith [27][$]; 24. 21A-Peter Britten [12][$500]; 25. 17-Marcus Dinkins [28][$]; 26. 115-Kenny Tremont [9][$500]; 27. 96S-Paul St.Sauveur [14][$500]; 28. 3j-Marc Johnson [20][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+16]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 115-Kenny Tremont, 15.581; 2. 19m-Jessey Mueller, 15.706; 3. 93-Danny Varin, 15.761; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.778; 5. 74-JR Heffner, 15.814; 6. 43-Keith Flach, 15.836; 7. 35-Mike Mahaney, 15.932; 8. 14NY-Daniel Johnson, 16.245; 9. 49-Billy Dunn, 16.501; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson, 16.744; DQ. 19D-Darrick McGrew, 16.41

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 97-Bobby Hackel, 15.792; 2. 3d-Matt Delorenzo, 15.808; 3. 96S-Paul St.Sauveur, 15.878; 4. 21A-Peter Britten, 16.048; 5. 19-Tim Fuller, 16.113; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph, 16.134; 7. 26-Ryan Godown, 16.223; 8. 4-Andy Bachetti, 16.243; 9. 43D-Ricky Davis, 16.272; 10. 14-CG Morey, 16.666

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 15.601; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 15.761; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 15.779; 4. 27-Jeremy Pitts, 16.128; 5. 88-Mat Williamson, 16.243; 6. 42P-Pat Ward, 16.389; 7. 99-Kolby Schroder, 16.652; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.925; 9. 9V-Vincent Visconti, 17.526; DQ. 91NY-Jackie Brown, 16.29

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.611; 2. 2-Ronnie Johnson, 15.705; 3. 99L-Larry Wight, 15.744; 4. 18-Anthony Perrego, 15.837; 5. 3j-Marc Johnson, 15.844; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner, 15.92; 7. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 16.076; 8. 816-Jeff Rockefeller, 16.193; 9. R2-Rusty Smith, 16.437; 10. G-Reggie Bonner, 17.551

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 115-Kenny Tremont [1]; 2. 19m-Jessey Mueller [2]; 3. 93-Danny Varin [3]; 4. 74-JR Heffner [5]; 5. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 6. 35-Mike Mahaney [7]; 7. 43-Keith Flach [6]; 8. 49-Billy Dunn [9]; 9. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [8]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson [10]; 11. 19D-Darrick McGrew [11]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 3d-Matt Delorenzo [2]; 2. 97-Bobby Hackel [1]; 3. 21A-Peter Britten [4]; 4. 96S-Paul St.Sauveur [3]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph [6]; 6. 19-Tim Fuller [5]; 7. 26-Ryan Godown [7]; 8. 4-Andy Bachetti [8]; 9. 43D-Ricky Davis [9]; 10. 14-CG Morey [10]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos [2]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [5]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [3]; 5. 91NY-Jackie Brown [10]; 6. 42P-Pat Ward [6]; 7. 99-Kolby Schroder [7]; 8. 27-Jeremy Pitts [4]; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins [8]; 10. 9V-Vincent Visconti [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 2-Ronnie Johnson [2]; 3. 99L-Larry Wight [3]; 4. 18-Anthony Perrego [4]; 5. 3j-Marc Johnson [5]; 6. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [7]; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner [6]; 8. 816-Jeff Rockefeller [8]; 9. R2-Rusty Smith [9]; 10. G-Reggie Bonner [10]

LCS1 – Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 19-Tim Fuller [2][]; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney [1][]; 3. 26-Ryan Godown [4][]; 4. 4-Andy Bachetti [6][]; 5. 43-Keith Flach [3][]; 6. 43D-Ricky Davis [8][]; 7. 49-Billy Dunn [5][]; 8. 14-CG Morey [10][]; 9. 27J-Danny Johnson [9][]; 10. 19D-Darrick McGrew [11][]; 11. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [7][]

LCS2 ( Laps)
1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [2][]; 2. 2L-Jack Lehner [4][]; 3. 99-Kolby Schroder [3][]; 4. 816-Jeff Rockefeller [6][]; 5. R2-Rusty Smith [8][]; 6. 27-Jeremy Pitts [5][]; 7. 17-Marcus Dinkins [7][]; 8. 9V-Vincent Visconti [9][]; 9. 42P-Pat Ward [1][]

Going All In

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MALTA, NY – Sept. 12, 2019 – As the Super DIRTcar Series gears up for the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200, there is one final piece of business outstanding — the final guaranteed starting spot, which goes to the winner of Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

This race was not initially slated to be a NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier, but the excitement of the high stakes races was enough for Albany-Saratoga Speedway officials to bump up the huge finale to their “Massive Malta Weekend” to make it a $10,000-to-win. Teams should note that the event also pays $1,000 for 10th and $500 just to take the green flag!

Earlier this season, the Series raced on the famous eastern New York dirt track, where Stewart Friesen edged out Brett Hearn for the guaranteed start and $11,111 in The Big Show XI. Race fans have come to expect nothing less than specular wheel-to-wheel racing at Albany-Saratoga.

While Matt Sheppard has a strong lead on his fellow Super DIRTcar Series stars, it is not insurmountable, especially with the premier Series race teams gunning for the top spot behind him including Mat Williamson, Erick Rudolph, Larry Wight, Billy Decker and Jimmy Phelps.

Peter Britten, Mike Mahaney and Demetrios Drellos have many laps around the Malta oval and should not be counted out.

Home track hero and 900-plus-win Big Block Modified superstar Brett ‘The Jet’ Hearn was the runner up in his own Big Show back in June. The famous No. 20 will be looking for retribution on Saturday night.

Albany-Saratoga regulars like 2019 Track Champion Marc Johnson, Matt Delorenzo in the No. 3D, Mr. DIRT Track USA Champion Kenny Tremont Jr., and many more will be on hand to battle the Series stars.

Plus, for those outside region, this race will be broadcast live in HD by at FloRacing.

For update-to-the-minute Race Day photos, news and notes follow the Super DIRTcar Series on Twitter and Facebook. Check us out on Instagram for stunning images and information on upcoming events.

Take a look at the Series standings here.

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Mohawk Intl Raceway Sept 14, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Mohawk Intl Raceway Sept 14, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Feature Event Highlights from Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, New York on September 14th, 2019.

Mat’s in the Money

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HOGANSBURG, NY – September 14, 2019 – Mat Williamson made a daring race-winning pass overtaking Billy Dunn and Matt Sheppard to win at Mohawk International Raceway. Williamson went into this weekend without a single Super DIRTcar Series win in 2019 but now he will wake up on Sunday morning with two. The Mohawk win is worth $10,000 as well as a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII. Billy Dunn maintained second and Matt Sheppard settled for third. 

Demetrios Drellos, in his black and white No. 111, brought the field to the green flag alongside Erick Rudolph. Drellos led the early stages but slipped up and over the cushion allowing Billy Dunn to inherit the lead. Dunn, Sheppard, and Williamson were locked in a battle when a lapped car forced the leaders to change their racing lines. Suddenly the No. 88 drove high and whipped by Dunn and Sheppard for the lead. 

Mat Williamson is a force to be reckoned with in the Super DIRTcar Series and this weekend is proof positive of that. Friday night he took the win in the Duel at the Demon 100 at Brewerton Speedway and tonight he walks away with $10,000 and a Billy Whittaker Cars 200 guaranteed start. 

Williamson described his race:

“We’ve got a really good car. It was the same thing as last night. We were fortunate with the starting position [fourth both nights]. I dropped back there at the start and I was like, “Man if we don’t get up there before it rubbers we’ll be in trouble.” I think I was back as far as eighth and had to come back up. I made a Bonzai move going into three and four to get around Billy [Dunn]. With the rubber down, it made it challenging at the end. Fortunately, we were up front.”

At the halfway point Williamson took the No. 88 around the outside for a stunning pass on then-leader Billy Dunn. 

“It was a Bonzai move to get around him and he got checked up by a lapped car. He’s great to race with and I’m surprised he didn’t give me any shots in the bumper at the end,” Williamson said with a chuckle. 

It takes a great team to get on a roll in the Super DIRTcar Series. 

“I can’t thank Buzz Chew enough. Spot, Ernie, and Dan, they work on the car every week. My guys came with me tonight and worked their tails off in the pit area,” he said, proudly looking at his crew. 

Runner-up Billy Dunn had a strong night in his Graham Racing machine. A bobble while working around lapped traffic cost him the win but he is happy with the direction of his racing program. 

“This Graham Racing car was really good. We made some petty big changes after the Heat Race. We got it dialed in so we could drive to the front before it rubbered.”

Battles were intense all over the track, especially in the first half of the race. Unfortunately for Dunn, a lapped car unintentionally changed the dynamics of the race for the win.  

“Sometimes that’s the way it goes. Lapped traffic didn’t get out of the way but hey they are racing too,” said Dunn. 

“Two seconds in these cars that I haven’t run much. I gotta thank Ray Graham for the opportunity and my crew guys. They worked their tails off and hopefully, we can build some momentum for the end of the year.”

Defending Series Champion Matt Sheppard showed off once again why he is a champion. The No. 9s is always there at the end. 

“We didn’t get a very good start and dropped back a little bit. We passed a lot of cars and got up here with the leaders,” noted Sheppard. 

Tricky track conditions made strategic decisions very difficult but for Sheppard, the whole race came down to this lap-forty moment:

“I was about a half a car length short of being Mat [Williamson] to the rubber down there out of one and two at about lap 40. I would have never dreamed that that would be the difference between first and third tonight.”

Larry Wight picked up the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award after setting the quickest lap out of the thirty-five car field. Wight and his Gypsum Racing teammate Billy Decker both finished the night with top tens. 

Louie Jackson Jr. picked up eight positions to finish sixteenth earning him the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award. 

In the Dig Safely NY 811 Redraw Mike Mahaney drew number 12 out of 12 possible starting positions. For that, he is granted one free tire courtesy of Hoosier Racing Tire. 

The Super DIRTcar Series is back at it again next Saturday, September 21 for another $10,000-to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII qualifier. 

FEATURE (100 Laps) 1,88-Mat Williamson [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Billy Dunn [7][$5,000]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard [8][$2,500]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [2][$1,800]; 5. 124-David Hebert [9][$1,600]; 6. 19-Tim Fuller [10][$1,400]; 7. 99L-Larry Wight [6][$1,300]; 8. 91-Billy Decker [13][$1,200]; 9. 31-Lance Willix [14][$1,100]; 10. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1][$1,000]; 11. 35-Mike Mahaney [12][$800]; 12. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [11][$700]; 13. 22C-Mario Clair [18][$600]; 14. 26-Ryan Godown [5][$575]; 15. 21A-Peter Britten [15][$550]; 16. 18J-Louis Jackson [24][$525]; 17. 42P-Pat Ward [17][$500]; 18. 27J-Danny Johnson [20][$500]; 19. 66X-Carey Terrance [16][$500]; 20. R2-Rusty Smith [25][$500]; 21. 17-Marcus Dinkins [27][$500]; 22. 2L-Jack Lehner [21][$500]; 23. 63d-Domonic Dufault [23][$500]; 24. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [3][$500]; 25. 23m-Mike Stacey [19][$500]; 26. 96S-Paul St.Sauveur [26][$500]; 27. 23-Cameron Black [22][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 18J-Louis Jackson[+8]

Contingency Sponsor Awards:

VP Race Fuels $50 – Billy Decker

Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux $100 – Larry Wight

Cometic Gaskets $50 – Peter Britten

Comp Cams $50 – Demetrios Drellos

Fox Racing Shox $50 – Erick Rudolph

JE Pistons $50 – Tim Fuller

MSD Ignition $50 – Billy Dunn

MSD Ignition $25 – Ryan Arbuthnot

NGK Spark Plugs $50 – Erick Rudolph

DART $50 –Demetrios Drellos

Drydene $50 – 

ASI Racewear $50 – 

Product Prizes

Hoosier Racing Tire (1 Free) – Mike Mahaney

Bicknell Racing Products – Mat Williamson

Comp Cams – Billy Dunn

JE Pistons – Peter Britten/Rusty Smith

KSE Racing Products – Marcus Dinkins

Wrisco Aluminum – Mat Williamson

NGK Spark Plugs – Peter Britten

DART – Matt Sheppard/Marcus Dinkins 

Drydene – Marcus Dinkins

09/14/19 — Mohawk Int’l Raceway

Mat Williamson made a daring race-winning pass overtaking Billy Dunn and Matt Sheppard to win at Mohawk International Raceway. Williamson went into this weekend without a single Super DIRTcar Series win in 2019 but now he will wake up on Sunday morning with two. The win is worth $10,000 and a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII. Billy Dunn maintained second and Matt Sheppard settled for third.

Read more09/14/19 — Mohawk Int’l Raceway

Mat Williamson, Demon Slayer

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BREWERTON, NY – September 13, 2019 – Mat Williamson, from St. Catherines, Ontario, can add Demon Slayer to his list of credentials as he won this year’s Duel at the Demon 100 at Brewerton Speedway. Williamson finally put it all together to park the No. 88 Buzz Chew Big Block Modified in Victory Lane in 2019. 

Brewerton Speedway regular Chris Hile picked up his third career top five in Series competition while battling some of the best drivers in the business. Another home track hero and Series star Larry Wight worked his No. 99L around the top and bottom of the track to make a run for the lead but was forced to settle for third. 

 Williamson was locked in battle with Ryan Godown who challenged him for the lead several times in the early going. Then late in the race it was Chris Hile who wanted to make a run in the No. 88. 

 “We were starting to fade at the end. I didn’t know what to do. This field of Modified drivers is the best in the Northeast,” said Williamson.

This was the first Series win for Williamson and his first in the Buzz Chew No. 88. He was ecstatic to pick up the checkered flag for his car owner. 

“When you are out there leading you are trying not to disappoint the guys that are sitting in the grandstands. These guys worked their butts off all night. To get a win here for Buzz and his whole family is awesome,” Williamson said with a grin. 

Chris Hile added another race to his career top five list on the Series trail. 

If there had been a few more laps, we may have been talking about his first Series win. “I think if this race was 105 or 110 laps, it would have been real nice. I’m sure my buddy Mat is happy with it being 100 laps,” Hile quipped. 

The track appeared to take most divers by surprise with how slick it became throughout the 100-lap Feature. 

“This is a Brewerton surface that we remember from a long time back,” said Hile in Victory Lane. 

“These last couple of months it’s been pretty fast here. Racing on a slippery track was our bread and butter. We were good but ran out of time at the end.”

Hile’s goal was to go hard in the late-going. 

“We tried to conserve early and it’s easy to burn your stuff up. We tried to just float around and then in that last 20 laps we a really gave it. If we had caught lapped traffic a couple of laps earlier, I think we would have had a shot at him [Williamson].”

Lightning Larry Wight brought the No. 99L home third but felt he left something on the table.  

“We missed the set up a little bit. This is the slickest Brewerton’s been in a couple of months and it kind of snuck up on us a little bit,” said Wight.

Like Hile, Wight worked to preserve his equipment for the end.

“I spent the first three-quarters of the race trying to save my right rear, hoping that those guys pounding the top would use up theirs. We finally figured out you can win more races if you have something to finish with,” Wight said with a grin. 

Queensland, Australia driver Batman Peter Britten had a difficult start to the night. After failing to qualify out of the Heat Race or Last Chance Showdown, Britten was forced to rely on a provisional to start the 100-lap Feature. 

The Northeast Custom Flatbed No. 21A started all the way back in position 25 out of the 28 starting drivers. Batman wasted no time swinging into action and began passing cars left and right. Before long Britten found himself in the top ten and walked away with a seventh-place finish and the KSE Hard Charger Award. 

The Gypsum Racing driver Billy Decker had tremendous speed right off the trailer. Decker took the No. 91 and posted a quick enough time in Time Trials to take home the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award. Unfortunately, Decker didn’t draw as well as he drove and drew the number twelve. Although Decker had to start twelfth, he took home a free Hoosier Racing Tire.  

Next, the Series heads North to Mohawk Int’l Raceway for a $10,000-to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII guaranteed start. 

FEATURE (100 Laps) 1. 88-Mat Williamson [4][$7,500]; 2. 5H-Chris Hile [7][$4,000]; 3. 99L-Larry Wight [2][$2,500]; 4. 9S-Matt Sheppard [11][$1,800]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph [18][$1,600]; 6. 83X-Tim Sears [3][$1,400]; 7. 21A-Peter Britten [25][$1,300]; 8. 27J-Danny Johnson [19][$1,200]; 9. 91-Billy Decker [12][$1,100]; 10. 26-Ryan Godown [5][$1,000]; 11. 6H-Max McLaughlin [22][$800]; 12. 14J-Alan Johnson [20][$700]; 13. X-Chad Phelps [15][$600]; 14. 42P-Pat Ward [24][$575]; 15. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [16][$550]; 16. 9X-Tyler Trump [6][$525]; 17. 2L-Jack Lehner [17][$500]; 18. 109-Billy Whittaker [8][$500]; 19. 43-Keith Flach [1][$500]; 20. 111-Demetrios Drellos [21][$500]; 21. 24-Jimmy Witko [13][$500]; 22. 83-Brian Swartzlander [14][$500]; 23. R2-Rusty Smith [26][$500]; 24. 96S-Paul St.Sauveur [27][$]; 25. 62s-Tom Sears [10][$500]; 26. 17-Marcus Dinkins [28][$]; 27. 44-Philip Vigneri [23][$500]; 28. 11R-Rob Bellinger [9][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 21A-Peter Britten[+18]

Contingency Sponsor Awards:

VP Race Fuels $50 – Danny Johnson

Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux $100 – Billy Decker

Cometic Gaskets $50 – Alan Johnson

Comp Cams $50 – Max McLaughlin

Fox Racing Shox $50 – Erick Rudolph

JE Pistons $50 – Erick Rudolph

MSD Ignition $50 – Chris Hile

MSD Ignition $25 – Marcus Dinkins

NGK Spark Plugs $50 – Matt Sheppard

DART $50 –Billy Decker

Drydene $50 – Peter Britten

ASI Racewear $50 – Peter Britten

Product Prizes

Hoosier Racing Tire (1 Free) – Billy Decker

Bicknell Racing Products – Mat Williamson

Comp Cams – Chris Hile 

JE Pistons – Jack Lehner/Demetrios Drellos

KSE Racing Products – Danny Johnson

Wrisco Aluminum – Mat Williamson

NGK Spark Plugs – Jack Lehner

DART – Chris Hile/Keith Flach

Drydene – Chris Hile

09/13/19 — Brewerton Speedway

BREWERTON, NY – September 13, 2019 – Mat Williamson, from St. Catherines, Ontario, can add Demon Slayer to his list of credentials as he won this year’s Duel at the Demon 100 at Brewerton Speedway. Williamson finally put it all together to park the No. 88 Buzz Chew Big Block Modified in Victory Lane in 2019. 

Brewerton Speedway regular Chris Hile picked up his third career top five in Series competition while battling some of the best drivers in the business. Another home track hero and Series star Larry Wight worked his No. 99L around the top and bottom of the track to make a run for the lead but was forced to settle for third.

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