October 8, 2018 (Oswego, NY) – Sunday at Super Dirt Week is full of action including the DIRTcar 50 Pro Stock Championship. The King Of Dirt Racing tour regulars would finally get some real racing action at the clay palace after a long and wet week. When the checkered flag flew after 50 highly contested laps it was former tour victor and award winner Jay Casey leading the full-fender ‘dirty dozen’ in Oswego.
The always-smiling senior statesman started 11th on the grid when the green flag flew for the Super Dirt Week DIRTcar 50 Pro Stock Championship and immediately found himself in a battle with some familiar names, such as Kim Duell, Kenny Gates, and Justin Knight. At one point in the event he’d find himself battling with someone he’d know even more, his son Jason. By races end the 2018 runner up in KOD Pro Stock tour points crossed under the checkered flag 8th place respectively.
2018 King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series King Jason Casey started deep in the field, as he fired from the 20th starting position. He’d begin his march forward racing past Sid Harner Jr., Jon Routhier, and Jay Corbin. After a restart following a multi-car incident Jason found himself battling for position inside the top 10 with the aforementioned Jay Casey, which was a familiar scene considering they duked it out for the title this year with Chuck Dumblewski. When the checkered flag flew Casey charged hard to cross the line in 10th place.
Jon Routhier is another contingent from the Canaan Connecticut crew and took the green for the Super Dirt Week DIRTcar 50 Pro Stock Championship from the 17th starting position. Patience was a virtue for ‘Rudy’ who made his way forward while battling with the likes of Dan Older, Dean Charbonneau, and in the later stages of the race Kenny Gates. Routhier would have a modest day crossing the finish line 13th when the 50 laps were up.
Honorable mention Chuck Dumblewski fired from the pole position and had himself a battle up front with CD Beauchamp. He’d lead the early portion of the race until Beauchamp grabbed the lead on a restart about mid race. Not much longer after that Dumblewski was able to use the top side to regain the lead on another restart and led until the final lap when he was moved up a lane by Beauchamp who won by .017 thousands of a second at the line. Despite the disappointing ending to a great race, Dumblewski had a sold 2nd place run.
Honorable mention Rich Crane had a great race going early on in the Super Dirt Week DIRTcar Pro Stock 50 Lap Championship event. Racing early on with Rob Yetman and Pascal Payeur for position inside the top 6, but on lap 25 he fell victim to contact from ‘Cousin’ Luke Horning that sent both cars into the wall in turn four. Crane would rejoin the field, but disappointingly struggled to a 19th place finish despite completing all 50 laps.
We’d be remised to not make mention of Dirt Rush star and honorable mention Jason ‘big wood’ Meltz. He’d head to Super Dirt Week with high hopes of bringing home a solid run and before he hit the track for the 50-lap main event Sunday the Meltz Lumber – Ghent Wood Products number 51 was named AARN best appearing car. He did finish all 50 laps, however couldn’t muster up a good run after suffering damage in an early race incident. Meltz would cross the finish line in 23rd place.
Congratulations to all ‘Dirty Dozen’ Pro Stock drivers and honorable mentions for what was otherwise a decent Super Dirt Week 47. Next up for the King Of Dirt Pro Stock drivers is the Fall Madness Most Popular Driver Tournament exclusively through the KOD Facebook page.
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