Erick Rudolph Is Trenton Dirt Ace

Erick Rudolph (DIRTcar photo)

TRENTON, N.J. — New York State Dirt Track Modified star and past multi-time Indoor Auto Racing Series concrete track champion Erick Rudolph won Saturday’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals 50-lap feature inside the CURE Insurance Arena.

“Everything went together well with Tom (Fraschetta) for the race,” Rudolph said, in praise of his car owner, for whom he had raced just once before.

The winning car was a Hyper chassis of 2010 vintage.

Billy Pauch Jr. finished second to Rudolph with Brett Altemose placing third. Both Pauch and Altemose were alongside Rudolph numerous times on restarts during the race but were never able to find a way around or under the race winner.

Jim Radney was fourth and Billy Calvert were fourth and fifth in the final rundown. Bobby Butler, Brian Carber, Michael Carber, Alex Bright and Josh Conover rounded out the top 10.

The finish:

Erick Rudolph, Billy Pauch Jr., Brett Altemose, Jim Radney, Billy Calvert, Bobby Butler, Brian Carber, Michael Carber, Alex Bright, Josh Conover, Colin White, Scott Kreutter, Sean Brierly, Kyle Spence, Andrew Hannula, Lee Nardelli, Kenny Miller III, Tim Buckwalter, Doug Snyder, Ryan Greth, Steve Buckwalter, Whitey Kidd III, Danny Buccafusca, Jack Conover.