Teenager Brett Wright Earns DIRTcar Sportsman Championship 30 Pole Position With Fast Lap In Friday’s Qualifying

• October 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

Youngster Bests Field Of 54 DIRTcar Sportsman At NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, NY – Oct. 11, 2013 – Brett Wright might be young, but he proved he’s plenty fast circling the one-mile New York State Fairgrounds oval.

The 16-year-old driver from East Chatham, N.Y., flashed his burgeoning skills on Friday afternoon, leading the way in DIRTcar Sportsman qualifying to earn the pole position starting spot in the division’s 30-lap Championship event on Saturday.

Wright toured the Syracuse Mile in 33.605 seconds, locking himself into the headliner in just his second career appearance at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. He finished 16th in last year’s DIRTcar Sportsman Championship 30 as a rookie competitor.

“The car felt real good out there,” Wright said after topping the speed chart in time trials. “The track was pretty fast and I just held it to the floor going in the corner and hoped for the best. Fortunately it stuck.”

A regular at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., who expanded his travels to different tracks in his second year as a Sportsman driver, Wright was behind the wheel of a 2005 Bicknell car. He said the vintage machine suits him well.

“It works great for us,” said Wright, a high-school junior who is missing a couple days of classes to compete at NAPA Super DIRT Week. “We get a lot of help from (former Syracuse 200 winner) Kenny Tremont and he likes to run an older-style car like this sometimes too.”

Chris Herbison of Mallorytown, Ont., also secured a front-row starting position in the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship 30, earning the outside pole with his second-fastest lap of 33.619 seconds. The regular at Brockville Ontario Speedway and Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway will make his third career start in the division’s feature one year after scoring a personal-best finish of fourth.

The six fastest qualifiers locked into the 30-lapper. Shane Pecore of St. Andrews, Ont. (33.649) will start third; Cody McPherson of St. Catharines, Ont. (33.717) will start fourth; John McAuliffe of Ballston Lake, N.Y. (33.733) will start fifth; and Dan Wiesner of Geneva, N.Y. (33.792) will start sixth.

A total of 54 DIRTcar Sportsman registered times in Friday’s qualifying session.

Saturday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Championship 30 is scheduled to get the green flag at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on NAPA Super DIRT Week, visit www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com.

Results of DIRTcar Sportsman Championship 30 Time Trials

Pos

No.

Name Best Tm

1

14

Brett Wright

33.605

2

15

Chris Herbison

33.619

3

0

Shane Pecore

33.649

4

7

Cody McPherson

33.717

5

23

John McAuliffe

33.733

6

66

Dan Wiesner

33.792

7

22

Brett Martin

33.9

8

21

James Henry

33.947

9

27p

Jeremy Pitts

33.954

10

1m

Mathieu Desjardins

34.21

11

4

Justin House

34.242

12

2

Jenna David

34.256

13

80

Steve Barber

34.277

14

84

Ricky Quick

34.284

15

111

Alan Wills

34.317

16

7m

Mike Maresca

34.333

17

52

Jessica Power

34.398

18

92P

Martin Pelletier

34.443

19

47s

Corey Wheeler

34.445

20

28

Gary Lindberg

34.448

21

93J

Dave Constantino

34.463

22

30s

Brad Rouse

34.56

23

1sh

Steve Hicks

34.605

24

67g

Eric Giguere

34.649

25

7s

Michael Sabia

34.664

26

25*

Steve Bernier

34.679

27

21R

Robert Delormier

34.698

28

21R

Ryan Darcy

34.746

29

1R

Ricky Thompson

34.797

30

17J

Matt Janiak

34.807

31

22J

Chris Daugherty

34.818

32

77e

Ryan Stabler

34.853

33

30

Brent Kelsey

34.918

34

51

Kevin Wills

34.934

35

82

Taylor Lamb

34.996

36

44

Kevin Ward

35.065

37

28

Jimmy Spellmon

35.125

38

27b

Robert Bublak Jr

35.206

39

19c

Boyd MacTavish

35.259

40

79

Rocky Warner

35.344

41

m1

Dave Marcuccilli

35.363

42

17

Sammy Reakes IV

35.371

43

18J

Louie Jackson Jr.

35.436

44

33

Corey Winters

35.475

45

1

Bob Reis

35.652

46

38A

John Aumick

35.763

47

20

Jack Gentile

35.882

48

2x

Troy VanAllen

35.972

49

3a

Adam Hilton

36.235

50

12

Jon Miller

36.413

51

88h

Chris Hulziser

36.807

52

57

Bruce Batzel

36.85

53

73J

Troy Arnold

37.245

54

92

Joey Ladouceur -.—

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, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries. Super DIRT Week sponsors include: Beyea Headers, Draco Springs, Fast Shafts, Fluidampr, FK Rod Ends, Fox Shocks, Pro Fabrication and Turbostart. Lighting for Super DIRT Week is brought to you by Musco Lighting. 

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