08-03-2015 Merrittville Speedway
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Williamson scores 1st ever Super DIRTcar Series win

Thorold, ON – August 3, 2015 – Local favorite Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ontario

weaved through heavy lapped traffic in pursuit of Matt Sheppard, took the lead from him on lap 56 and went on to his first ever Super DIRTcar Series win Monday at Merrittville Speedway.

Williamson held off runner-up Brett Hearn on a restart with 22 laps to go and drove off to victory. Sheppard withstood a determined challenge by Stewart Friesen to claim third place and retain the Series point lead. Mike Bowman, another Merrittville regular, rallied late to finish 5th.

Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial

A Main (100 laps): start in (*)

1. 6m Mat Williamson – St. Catharines, ON (3)

2. 20 Brett Hearn – Sussex, N.J. (5)

3. 9h Matt Sheppard – Waterloo, N.Y. (2)

4. 7z Stewart Friesen – Sprakers, N.Y. (1)

5. 71 Mike Bowman – St. Catharines, ON (10)

6. 42p Pat Ward – Genoa, N.Y. (7)

7. 41 Pete Bicknell – St. Catharines, ON (11)

8. 3 Chad Brachmann – Sanborn, N.Y. (22)

9. 37 Tommy Flannigan – Port Robinson, ON (23)

10. 27j Danny Johnson – Rochester, N.Y. (9)

11. 108 Bill Bleich – Port Robinson, ON (4)

12. 98 Jimmy Phelps – Baldwinsville, N.Y. (12)

13. 99L Larry Wight – Phoenix, N.Y. (8)

14. 91 Billy Decker – Unadilla, N.Y. (6)

15. 08 Mark D’Ilario – Smithville, ON (29)

16. 96 Fred Carleton – Niagra, ON (16)

17. 19 Tim Fuller – Edwards, NY (13)

18. 21a Peter Britten – Brisbane, Australia (14)

19. 38 Scott Wood – Thorold, ON (19)

20. 41 Boyd MacTavish – St. Catharines, ON (15)

21. 8 Rich Scagliotta – Broad Brook, N.J. (30)

22. 43 Keith Flach – Ravena, N.Y. (25)

23. 28 Todd Gordon – St. Catharines, ON (20)

24. 19c Erick Rudolph – Ransomville, N.Y. (21)

25. 3r Billy Dunn – Watertown, N.Y. (17)

26. 15j Tim Jones (27)

27. 93 Gary Tomkins – Clifton Springs, N.Y. (28)

28. 21k Randy Chrysler – Tuscarora Nation (18)

29.777 Tyler McPherson – St. Catharines, ON (26)

30. 37 Jeremiah Shingledecker – Polk, PA (24)

Qualifying Heats (10 laps, top 5 transfer, top 3 redraw)

Heat 1: Bicknell, Williamson, Bleich, Fuller, Dunn, Rudolph, T Flannigan, D’Ilario, Rouse, Miller

Heat 2: Wight, Decker, Bowman, Britten, Chrysler, Jones, Flach, Wright, Pierce, Roberts

Heat 3: Friesen, Phelps, Sheppard, MacTavish, McPherson, Shingledecker, Scagliotta, Clarke

Heat 4: Johnson, Ward, Hearn, Carleton, Gordon, Brachmann, D Flannigan Jr., Bellamy, Tomkins

Consi 1: Rudolph, T Flannigan, Flach, Jones, D’Ilario, Wrigh, Pierce, Miller, Rouse

Consi 2: Brachmann, Shingledecker, McPherson, Tomkins, Scagliotta, D Flannigan Jr., Roberts, Clarke, Bellamy.

Contingency Awards:

VP Race Fuels – Chad Brachmann ($50 cash)

ASI Racewear – Pete Bicknell ($50 cash)

Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier Award – Larry Wight ($100 cash)

Bilstein Shocks – Fred Carlton ($50 cash)

Bicknell Racing Products – Mat Williamson ($100 product certificate)

Cometic Gasket – Larry Wight ($50 cash)

Comp Cams – Danny Johnson ($50 cash), Mat Williamson ($50 product certificate)

Edelbrock –  Danny Johnson ($50 cash)

Fox Shox – Stewart Friesen ($50 cash)

JE Pistons – Pat Ward ($50 cash), Rich Scagliotta, Fred Carlton (product valued at appr. $285)

KSE –  Rich Scagliotta ($50 product certificate)

MSD – Mat Williamson ($50 cash), Gary Tomkins ($25 cash)

Mobil 1 – Stewart Friesen ($50 cash),  Rich Scagliotta (20% product discount)

SuperFlow –  Billy Decker ($50 cash)

Wrisco Aluminum – Mat Williamson (product valued at appr. $200)

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, Pole Position Raceway and Dig Safely New York. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, FX Caprara, Fox Shox, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Racing Electronics, Superflow, TNT Rescue and Wrisco Aluminum.