Decker Finds Brewerton Victory Lane

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Billy Decker won Friday's big-block modified feature at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway. (Mike Johnson Photo)
Billy Decker won Friday’s big-block modified feature at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway. (Mike Johnson Photo)

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Friday night Brewerton Speedway kicked off the new season with a bang, with Billy Decker finding victory lane in the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified division.

Other winners on opening night were, Chris Fleming (Nationwide Insurance IMCA Modifieds), Tim Devendorf (Anchor Bar & Grill Mod Lites and Chuck Powelczyk (Four Cylinder Open and Four Cylinder Super Stocks).

Ryan Bartlett and Chuck Bower brought down the 800 HP Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified field down to Dave Farney’s green flag with Bower snagging the early lead in the 35 lap main.

With five laps complete, Bower held a four-car advantage over Billy Decker, Matt Sheppard and Dale Planck, who will be a Friday night regular in the Rood Racing No.77x.

By lap 10, Bower opened a half a straightaway lead as Decker, Sheppard and Planck were in a tight battle with Ryan Phelps running a few car lengths back in fifth.

On lap 15, Bower caught the back of the field, and that allowed Decker and Sheppard to rapidly close in with Planck and Phelps still showing in the top-five.

With Farney showing the halfway sign, you could of thrown a blanket over Bower, Decker and Sheppard as the trio was in midseason form exciting everyone in attendance.