AUDIO/RECAP: W-16 Engines Sweep 358-Mod Twin 25s With Fuller & Dunn

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Tim Fuller and Billy Dunn took their W-16 engines to a sweep of not only pole qualifying, but the Twin 25's Friday as well. (Turn 5 Media photo)

Tim Fuller and Billy Dunn took their W-16 engines to a sweep of the Twin 25s on Friday at Oswego Speedway. (Turn 5 Media photo)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — After time trials were complete on Thursday, the talk of the 358-Modified pit area at Oswego Speedway was the dominance of the W-16 engine package that both Tim Fuller and Billy Dunn utilized to sweep the front row for Saturday’s Riccelli-Northern 150.

Following Friday night’s Camping World Friday Night Lights qualifiers, the storyline had not changed.

Race number one saw Fuller pick up the victory, but not before having to make a pass on Brett ‘The Jet’ Hearn in slower traffic to take the lead.

Fuller caught Hearn and drove around the multi-time champion to take the lead on lap 14, pacing the final 11 circuits and proving that the W-16 motor isn’t just good on the dry-slick, it can take a bite out of crime on an Oswego surface with moisture built into it as well.

Once out front, nobody could touch the Slack team’s No. 3 ride with Fuller at the wheel. Gary Lindberg, Hearn, Stewart Friesen and Danny Johnson all tried, but had to settle for second through fifth in the end.

In the second Twin 25, Dunn didn’t make it quite as exciting as Fuller did in race number one.

Dunn was untouchable in his VP Racing Fuels No. 949, racing for RLM Motorsports in a car that they have been using to compete both at Oswego and at the DIRT Week Satellite shows as well. He led wire-to-wire and was never seriously challenged en route to a stop in victory lane.

Of note, the RLM Motorsports Bicknell finished 22nd on Wednesday at Weedsport, but rebounded for a solid fifth place finish on Thursday at Brewerton in the Hurricane 100 before its performance Friday night.

Billy Decker, who won at Brewerton on Thursday, finished second in the second Twin 25 ahead of Larry Wight, who worked the outside to finish third. Pat Ward and Erick Rudolph rounded out the top five finishers.

Fuller and Dunn’s W-16 engines are projected to cut costs of racing with the 358 series nearly in half, and after two rounds of qualifying have proven that reduced costs do not translate to reduced performance.


Audio with Twin 25 #1 winner Tim Fuller:

Audio with Twin 25 #2 winner Billy Dunn:


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