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Local auto racing: Terrance enjoys fine day of Super DIRT qualifying

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Carey Terrance won’t have the pressure building today as he is locked in both modified championship races at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse this weekend.

The Hogansburg resident finished sixth in the big-block qualifying time trials Thursday. He was third in the small-block qualifying trials. The first six fastest time are assured of their starting positions in both divisions.

Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, two-time winner of the Syracuse 200, has the pole position for Sunday’s big-block race.

Ronnie Johnson will lead the small-block modifieds from the pole position in Saturday’s small-block title race.

Defending small-block champion Tim McCreadie finished seven in qualifying and, must along with all other drivers that weren’t in the top sixth, compete in races tonight at the fairgrounds.

The Watertown native was eighth in qualifying in a big-block modified.

Tim Fuller of Watertown finished 28th in qualifying in the big-block time trials. He was also 28th in the small-block time trials. Billy Dunn of Watertown was 24th in the big-block trials and 10th in the small-block trials.

Finishing behind Friesen in the big-block time trials were defending champion Brett Hearn, Jimmy Phelps, Jeff Rockefeller, Matt Sheppard and Terrance.

Chris Raabe, Terrance, Marc Johnson. Larry Wight and Billy Decker qualified in the small-block time trials.

Matt Sheppard was the winner of the 358-modified feature at Weedsport on Wednesday night. Danny Johnson, Phelps, Hearn and Mike Mahaney finished in the top five. McCreadie was in eighth place.

Rocky Warner of Gloversville won the sportsman feature.

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