Kody Graham goes green to checkered for second win

Not long after leading 29 laps of the first Novelis Supermodified feature on Saturday night, Kody Graham had another shot at a front row starting spot in the Century 21 Galloway Realty night cap and this time he made good on the opportunity.

Graham started to the outside of Tim Snyder in the front row of the 50-lap main event, stole the lead from the drop of the green and led all 50-laps on the way to his second career win at the “Steel Palace.”

Graham out raced Shaun Gosselin, Michael Barnes, Joe Gosek, and Otto Sitterly on his way to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane becoming the fourth different Supermodified winner in as many races at Oswego this season.

“Since the opener we have been fighting gremlins left and right,” said Graham.  “Today the toe got knocked out in the first feature so I decided to pull it in instead of wrecking me and the rest of the field, but we’ve just been battling week after week.

“Tonight though, we finally got it.  You know, with the field like this you have to be on you’re A game. Obviously starting up front helps as always, you don’t want to have to pass all those guys and clear track is the best thing.”

Tim Snyder, Dan Connors Jr., Randy Ritskes, Jeff Holbrook, and Michael Muldoon were the top ten in the 50-lap Century 21 Galloway Realty main event.

A career best day for Gosselin would see him have the opportunity to chat with Danny Johnson on the Speedway’s main straight.

“Kody was just a little bit too fast in the open track,” said Gosselin. “I needed a lot of traffic to have a chance at him, but congratulations to those guys, they ran a great race.  It was a lot of fun to come from father in the back; we got to play with some traffic.”

With two third place finishes on the evening, Barnes continued his stellar campaign Saturday night after starting 18th in the field.

“We weren’t really all that good,” said Barnes. “We weren’t good in the heat, so to start 18th and get back up to third is pretty good. I knocked the right front part of the front wing out there I think when I got into the back of Holbrook, and it just started to pick up a push from the center out and that is why I couldn’t catch the guys at the end.

“I think if the wing would have stayed in once piece, we might have had a shot at them two at the end.”

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race wins would go to Connors, Graham, and Curran.

The Lighthouse Lanes ‘Hard Charger’ was Barnes, while the Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up & Comer’ was Gosselin.

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