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July 14, 2013

Dunn outruns Clair at Mohawk International Raceway

AKWESASNE — The racing action at Mohawk was fast Friday night. Feature racing was run off very quickly due to the lack of yellow flags, but some familiar faces got the job done once again.

In the 358 Modifieds Gilles Godard and Casey Swamp led the field to the green and Godard raced out to the early lead over Swamp, Jordan McCreadie, Mario Clair and Larry Welling. Clair had a fast car and was able to wrestle the lead away on lap 5, leaving Godard, Billy Dunn, Welling and Brian McDonald to battle it out in the top five. Clair built up an advantage, but three-time winner Billy Dunn was on a mission.

At the halfway point, Dunn was able to close in and take the lead on the outside from Clair with Carey Terrance, McDonald and Chris Raabe rounding out the top 5. Welling’s great night came to an end as he broke down while running fifth, bringing out the yellow for the last time. On the final restart, Dunn pulled away, leaving Clair and the rest of the field behind. Dunn claimed his fourth win in the last five weeks. He was followed by Clair, McDonald and Raabe. Terrance rounded out the top five.

The Sportsman division was all about the trophy and check. With the Seaway GM and Performance Series in Granby, a special non-points show was held. On a restart, early leader Louie Jackson, Jr. continued his march toward victory lane, but the man on the charge was two-time track champion Dylan Evoy. After getting to second just before the halfway point, he used the patience game to reel in Jackson. On lap 14, Evoy was able to navigate traffic perfectly and take away the No. 1 spot, leaving Jackson to deal with the lapped cars.

Once in front, Evoy showed his muscle as he pulled away by a straightaway to claim his fourth win of the season over Jackson. Corey Winters’ 2013 debut resulted in a third-place finish. Robert Delormier and Zach Arquiett took fourth and fifth, respectively.

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