Jun 4, 2007 07:07 AM EDT
Monster Trucks and Todd Henderson Dominate a Bunch of Cars at Black Rock
By RICH VLECK
DUNDEE, NY - The new monster trucks that invaded the Black Rock Speedway and crushed plenty of cars and buses, and did a heck of a lot more than that.
While Predator dominated the competition, the freestyle events features the use of the ATV track in turn 3 and 4 to bring the healthy crowd to their feet and provide plenty of carnage in the infield.
As for the oval racing, in the Hoselton Auto Mall Sportsman, you could tell that Todd Henderson, Brady Fultz and Justin Wright had the best cars on the night, but as to which would be able to get out in front and stay there was up for grabs. On lap 4 Henderson took the top spot and ran away to his fifth win of the season.
“It’s getting harder and harder to hold off these guys and stay out front,” said the Canandaigua, NY driver. “Brady is fast, so is Justin Wright, and Loren Lincoln has always been tough, it’s great competition.”
Brady Fultz held off Justin Wright for second while Loren Lincoln and Mike Mahaney completed the top-five.
Another quality race was seen with the Freedom Village USA Super Stocks on Friday Night. Buddies Jeremy Wonderling and Donnie Smith leaned on each other for the final five laps, with the 2006 Champion holding off the “Jungle Duck”.
Bob Buono led the early portion of the event and Sparky Hills was right in there with the top two for much of the race, but both fell back late in the going, with Buono’s No. 64 shutting down half way through the feature.
Rich Karlnoski was again solid for third with heat winner Nate Daggett fourth and Tracey Rhoads fifth.
Frank Chapman is again in his second month dominance in the street stocks as he pulled away from Chris Force to win the feature event. Chris Fisher was third with Larry Fenton Jr. and Darl Ellis rounding out the top-five.
The three prior winners in the Regional Truck Pro Truck division had a mad scramble for the entire 15-lap feature, with Jared Hill completing the final pass on Chris Leroux for the top spot on his second attempt to win for the second-straight week.
Terry Povoski ended up third, as he could not figure out what lane to go, but was able to retain the point lead. Michael Warren and Doug Buckley completed the top-five.
Chris McCann was as close to the inside retaining wall as one could be all night and used it to perfection as he pulled away to win his first race in a 4-cylinder driving the No. 4JM.
The Signs Plus of Kanona 4-Cylinders saw another full field with a number of top competitors behind McCann, including Derrick Mills and Rich Sharpsteen II rounding out the podium positions.
Even though Kreg Crooker’s car was DQ’d in the adult class, he was still good early in the night to pick up his second bandit win of the season. Dylan Cecce was spun out early in the event and had a rough point night while point leader Rocker Austin stalked the Crooker No. 5x for the lead with no success in the end.