Susice Stars At Merrittville

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Ryan Susice in victory lane Saturday at Merrittville Speedway. (Nitroman Media Photo)
Ryan Susice in victory lane Saturday at Merrittville Speedway. (Nitroman Media Photo)

THOROLD, Ontario – Ryan Susice won his first S&W Service Centre 358 Modified feature of the season on Loop Paint night at Merrittville Speedway Saturday evening.

Bill Podwinski and Rob Knapp brought the S&W Service Centre 358 Modifieds to the green flag for their main event, with Knapp showing the way. Susice would move into third and would challenge Scott Wood for second place.

Susice would take over second and would go after race leader Knapp. A couple of early race cautions would bunch the field back up. After a lap nine restart, Susice would take the lead away from Knapp as Todd Gordon would move into second on lap 11.

Mike Bowman would move back up through the field and would enter the top five on lap 15 and would go after Tim Jones for third place. Bowman would continue his march to take over second from Gordon on lap 19 and would clear the position on lap 20.

Susice would stretch the lead over Bowman as Pete Bicknell took over third from Todd Gordon. Susice would hold the lead and would go on to score the win, his first of the season.

Brad Rouse won the main event for the David Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman and clinched the David Chevrolet King of the Crates Championship.  Dave Bailey won his third Hoosier Stock feature of the season. Tyler Winger won his first Doidge Builders Mod Lites feature. Tyler Lafantaisie won his fourth Central Fabricating 4 Cylinder feature of the season.  Josh Dymtrow won his first Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6 feature.