Wright Tops Syracuse Big-Block Futures Race
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Moving up from the Sportsman Modified division, Justin Wright brought his big-block modified to Syracuse’s Moody Mile for the first time, speeding it to victory in today’s DIRTcar big-block modified Futures race.
Wright, whose past NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week success includes a fifth-place finish in last year’s DIRTcar Sportsman Championship, hopes to continue to build a career in the powerful 800-plus horsepower big-block modified machine.
“It’s a lot faster,” Wright said. “It pins you back in the seat going down the back stretch. You just have to pay attention and hit your marks a little more carefully with the Big Block because you’re going so much faster and you can wreck the car a lot quicker.”
The rookie placed 30th in Thursday’s time trials, earning the tenth starting spot in tonight’s third twenty-lap VP Small Engine Fuels qualifier.
Rounding out the top five in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Futures race are Mario Clair in second, Brian Sage in third, Kevin Albert in fourth, and Marc Johnson in fifth.