Fultz Continues Black Rock Hot Streak
DUNDEE, N.Y. – Three weeks ago, Brady Fultz was winless for 2013 and nearly 50 points out of the championship point lead at Black Rock Speedway. After Friday night, he now has three wins and is just four points away.
Fultz, the defending sportsman track champion, dominating Friday night’s feature, leading all 20 laps for his third win of the month on free general admission and Autograph Night at Black Rock. Fultz was able to keep his car stuck to the very bottom groove in the corners to build a massive advantage that swelled during each passing lap.
“We came out for the autograph session and I realized the track still had a lot of bite,” noted Fultz in Victory Lane. “We went back and made some adjustments so I could stick to the bottom.
Fultz was able to start in second due to a redraw on Raceway 5 Challenge Night and was in clean air at the start while point leader Donnie Lawson was mired in the middle of the pack after redrawing the 11th place starting position. The three-time track champion attempted to pick his way through the pack carefully when he got caught up in an incident with Scott Waters on lap 3 and was done for the night. As Fultz drove away to the win, his deficit in the standings began to disintegrate.
The final caution flag of the race would wave on lap six and from that point Fultz set sail on the field. Chris Fisher would drive up to second, before slipping back to third when he was slowed up by a lapped car, allowing Dale Welty to drive up to second for the second straight week. Invaders John Venuto and Craig Crooker completed the top five.
John Waters took a major step in his quest for his second consecutive late model track championship, as he held off persistent challenges from Bruce Miller to claim his third win of the season.
Waters started in third but had put his No. 11 in to the race lead by the time the field worked through turns one and two for the second time, making an impressive maneuver to get by John Venuto.
The only caution of the feature would occur on lap seven; on the ensuing restart Waters was perfect but Bruce Miller reeled in the defending track champion and made multiple bids to the inside, only to come up short by a car length. Jason Knowles held off his brother Brian for third while Jon Rivers was fifth for the second straight week.
Chuck Winslow scored the win in the street stock feature two weeks ago after a penalty to the original winner was assessed. This Friday, Winslow earned the win in a more gratifying fashion.