Maresca Stops Sheppard To Win Outlaw 200

Maresca Stops Sheppard
Mike Maresca, shown here earlier in the season, won Saturday's Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

FULTON, N.Y. – Mike Maresca passed Matt Sheppard on lap 120 of 200 Saturday night and led the rest of the way to win the 34th annual Stadium International Trucks Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway.

Maresca’s victory, worth $20,000, came after first launching a slider at Sheppard’s familiar No. 9s that paid off with 81 laps to go, then holding off a late charge from Mat Williamson.

Williamson hung on to finish as the runner-up, followed by Tim Sears Jr., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff contender Stewart Friesen and Tim Fuller.

After leading 73 laps, Sheppard faded to sixth at the finish, ahead of Larry Wight, Danny Johnson, Dave Marcuccilli and Chad Brachmann.

Gary Tomkins, who paced the opening 46 circuits, ended up 30th in the final rundown.

The finish:

Mike Maresca, Mat Williamson, Tim Sears Jr., Stewart Friesen, Tim Fuller, Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Danny Johnson, Dave Marcuccilli, Chad Brachmann, Rob Bellinger, Chris Hile, Mike Mahaney, Alan Johnson, Erick Rudolph, Ron Davis III, Gary Lindberg, Peter Britten, Roy Bresnahan, Glenn Forward, Chad Phelps, Tyler Thompson, Ryan Arbuthnot, Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, Billy Decker, Billy Whittaker, Billy Shantel, Jackie Brown, Gary Tomkins, Ryan Godown, Danny Varin, Brett Hearn, Matt Hulsizer, Todd Root, Kyle Coffey, AJ Kingsley, Tyler Trump, Michael Storms, Ryan Jordan, Rocky Warner, Billy Dunn, Yan Bussiere, Tom Sears Jr.