OSWEGO — One year after one of the most exciting finishes in recent history, the DIRTcar Pro Stocks are set to take to Oswego Speedway again this year as part of the 48th annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.
The Wilkins RV Pro Stock 50 will take the green Sunday and will feature 30 drivers taking on the track for 50 laps and a chance at the $2,000 prize. A great season of local and Series action has brought the superstars of the division to the forefront, and now they’ll all come together on the big stage to battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights as a victor at SDW.
Below is a list of drivers who are in good line to capture the victory at the Wilkins RV Pro Stock 50.
Beauchamp, last year’s Wilkins RV Pro Stock 50 winner, made it an unforgettable finish. Beauchamp came to the line side-by-side with Chuck Dumblewski after a bit of bump-and-run action out of turn four that ended with the Beauchamp’s car in Victory Lane for his first-career Oswego Speedway triumph. He finished off the season just 39 points behind season champion Jocelyn Roy in the overall DIRTcar standings, and has returned with vengeance in 2019. Beauchamp currently leads the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series points standings with three top-five finishes in five starts, and eight wins in local action across four different tracks.
Yetman, a five-time SDW Pro Stock winner, had just as much success on the Syracuse Mile as he has had at Oswego Speedway. He has taken the checkered flag in five of the last six years. Yetman had a great chance to make it six-in-a-row in last year’s running of the Pro Stock 50, but a costly mistake on a lap 14 restart gave him a major setback that he was unable to completely recover from. Running second, the rear-end of his car swung around in turn one on the restart, taking out a few cars behind him and his hopes to repeat as a SDW champion. However, Yetman will back with vengeance this year, riding on the momentum of three local feature wins at Lebanon Valley Speedway, Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Utica-Rome Speedway.
Coonradt, the 2019 Albany-Saratoga Speedway track champion, has had a stellar season behind the wheel of his No. 00 car. He’s captured seven victories in local action across three different tracks. Coonradt currently leads the DIRTcar Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points standings by 36 points and will be riding that momentum into SDW. He will be looking for his first-ever podium finish in the Pro Stock 50. Coonradt had a chance at his first top-three at Oswego last year, but got caught up in the incident with Yetman, sending him pit-side for damage that forced him into retirement on lap 40.
Roy is the defending DIRTcar Northeast Pro Stock champion. He comes into SDW with just a single podium finish back in 2017. His two victories at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and a runner-up finish in track points makes him a good contender for his first Pro Stock 50 win, after a strong sixth-place finish in last year’s race.
Another contender in the field without a podium finish at SDW, Casey has driven his No. 324 car to four wins and a runner-up finish in track points at Lebanon Valley Speedway this year. His efforts throughout 2019 have placed him sixth in both the Pro Stock Series standings and the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship. Casey’s drive from 20th to 10th in last year’s running of the Pro Stock 50 shows that he’s capable of making passes, while still remaining patient as a vital attribute of a winner at Oswego Speedway.
Four wins in 2019 at Utica-Rome and Albany-Saratoga Speedways have brought good fortune to Stone this year, crowning him Utica-Rome track champion and placing fourth in the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points. Two podium finishes at Syracuse in 2014 and Oswego in 2016 has the No. 27 driver hungry for a big win.
Albany-Saratoga has been very good to Corbin this year. Two wins in local action earned him a fifth-place finish in track points, and three-top fives in five series races so far place him third in overall championship points. His best finish at SDW came back in 2010, which was a third-place finish for the No. 8C car. An 11th-place run in last year’s race after a 27th-place start shows his ability to get around at Oswego.