Hull Unstoppable With Fourth Win of Season in USAC DMA Action
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Hull Unstoppable With Fourth Win of Season in USAC DMA Action
Bradford, VT: Will Hull of Plainfield VT, took down win number four of the 2019 race season in his number three USAC DMA, Seals-it sponsored, Skip Matczak owned dirt midget.
Heat race one (8 laps) started with the 23 of Tim West on pole and the 5 of Steve Midford outside row one. With the green flag out, it was the 42 with Manny Dias making the pass from third to get around West and Midford to take the lead on lap one. Dias lead was short lived as the 16 piloted by Justin Phillips, who started fifth, took control of the race and never looked back. Phillips number 16 was strong out front and set a pace that other competitors could only watch as he gained momentum. The battle for second was between Dias in the 42 and now the 18C of Mike Chaffee in third. Lap six had Dias and Chaffee swapping positions with the 18C now second and 42 was back to third. When the race ended, the 16 of Justin Phillips from West Suffield CT driving his Miller Racing USAC DMA dirt midget scored the win followed by the 18C of Mike Chaffee of Corinth VT for second and Manny Dias 42 of Danielson CT in third.
Heat race 1 finishing order: Justin Phillips (16), Mike Chaffee (18C), Manny Dias (42), Dan Douville (7X), TJ Foster (26), Tim West (23), Steve Midford (5), Owen Carbee (50).
Lap leaders: lap 1 Manny Dias (42), laps 2-8 Justin Phillips (16).
Time of race: 2 minutes 1 second
Fast lap: Justin Phillips (16) 14.4 seconds
Margin of victory: 2.5 seconds
Heat race two (8 laps) had David Moniz 9M starting from the pole and Adam Whitney in his 12 outside row one. The pack took off into turn one and the action heated up quickly with the 69 driven by Dean Christensen getting around Whitney’s 12 for second and Moniz 9M now battling for the lead with Christensen which would continue until lap two when the 69 of Christensen would pass the 9M with Moniz for control of the race. Lap four had Christensen and Moniz changing spots again and now Moniz in his 9M back on point and Christensen’s 69 now second. Will Hull, in his number 3, had started last on the field and now was on the charge forward soon taking over the third position by lap seven. On the last lap it would be the 9M of David Moniz from Fairhaven VT getting the win followed by Dean Christensen of Granby CT in the 69 for second and the 3 of Will Hull from Plainfield VT for third.
Heat race 2 finishing order: David Moniz (9M), Dean Christensen (69), Will Hull (3), Jeff Champagne (77), Joe Krawiec (1B), Adam Whitney (12), Jeff Horn (A1).
Lap leaders: lap 1 David Moniz (9M), laps 2-3 Dean Christensen (69), laps 4-8 David Moniz (9M).
Time of race: 1 minute 58 seconds
Fast lap: Will Hull (3) 14.4 seconds
Margin of victory: 0.050 seconds
Several of the series teams began the day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway testing on the new dirt flat track in preparation for the July 19th night race. With the USAC DMA teams spending time testing, the feedback was very positive and the series is excited about the upcoming event. Series Director Mark Hann noted: “The test went extremely well and all of our teams are looking forward to what has quickly become the highlight of the 2019 season”.
During the New Hampshire test, Seth Carlson’s number 2 would have a mechanical issue which would prevent him from racing that night at Bear Ridge Speedway. With Carlson second in points and Hull holding onto the top position, the teammates would not be battling this night for the ever important points.
Time for the feature event at Bear Ridge Speedway which started with Tim West in his 23 on pole and ready to take the green flag. With the racing action underway, the 42 of Manny Dias moved into the lead taking command of the race followed by the 9M of David Moniz for second and the 69 of Dean Christensen in third. For the next several laps Dias 42 would hold the point but Moniz 9M would be working hard every lap to challenge Dias for the lead while Christensen in the 69 holding off the other competitors for third. With the top three running order locked in, it would be the 3 of Will Hull going to the outside and making the move around his fellow competitors and on lap fourteen Hull would now be in the third spot. Then on lap fifteen Hull’s 3 would maneuver around the leaders and take the lead position from the 42 of Dias. Having a strong run, the 77 of Jeff Champagne moved past the 42 with Dias on lap sixteen and took over second with Christensen’s 69 going into third pushing Dias 42 back to fourth. Dean Christensen in the 69 had mechanical issues leaving the race on lap eighteen which now gave third to the 42 of Dias. Race went to yellow flag on lap twenty for the 5 of Steve Midford who spun in turn four. Back to green and the 3 of Hull would keep his lead followed by the 77 of Champagne and now the 1B with Joe Krawiec in third. On lap twenty two the red flag was displayed for the flipping 23 of Tim West. The driver would emerge from his racecar and give a wave to the crowd letting them know he was OK. Now back to green flag laps and Hull would continue to dominate the event with the 77 of Champagne holding second and Krawiec 1B keeping third. Under the checker flag it would be Will Hull in his 3 of Plainfield VT scoring win number four of the race season followed by Jeff Champagne in the 77 for second and rounding out the top three was Joe Krawiec in the 1B from Granby CT.
Feature race finishing order: Will Hull (3), Jeff Champagne (77), Joe Krawiec (1B), Mike Chaffee (18C), Manny Dias (42), Justin Phillips (16), Dan Douville (7X), Jeff Horn (A1), TJ Foster (26), Tim West (23) DNF, David Moniz (9M) DNF, Steve Midford (5) DNF, Owen Carbee (50) DNF, Dean Christensen (69) DNF, Adam Whitney (12) DNF,
Lap leaders: laps 1-14 Manny Dias (42), laps 15-25 Will Hull (3)
Time of race: 11 minutes 38 seconds (slowed by 1 yellow flag & 1 red flag)
Fast lap: Will Hull (3) 14.5 seconds
Margin of victory: 1.470 seconds
The series will be back in action on July 13th at Bear Ridge Speedway, Bradford, VT.
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