After an unheard of, 5 weeks off the 358 Modifieds were back in action this past Wednesday night for the Unique Ecigs Series opener along with a full show for all divisions. Tim Fuller held off a late charge by Carey Terrance to claim his 3rd 358 Modified win in 4 races, Thomas Cook denied Brent Kelsey's bid for his first ever win taking the Sportsman 25 lap event, Nick Mallette scored his first ever Mod Lite win by mere inches, Gregg Henry and Taylor Doxtator both scored their first wins in Novice Sportsman and Bandit.
Ryan Arbuthnot and Tim Fuller led a quality filled field of 358 Modifieds to green with Fuller charging to the lead over Arbuthnot, JF Corriveau, Billy Dunn and Mario Clair. It didn't take long for the Edwards New York native to stretch his lead out to over 5 seconds by lap 7 while behind him Lance Willix and Billy Dunn were both on the charge taking 2nd and 3rd while Arbuthnot and Clair continued their top 5 runs. By lap 13 Fuller began to work traffic while Willix was able to get away from Billy Dunn and try to run down the race leader. The first yellow flew on lap 17 for debris bunching the field up for a key restart for Lance Willix. When the green flew Fuller continued to run the top lane while Willix stayed committed to the bottom with Billy Dunn, Carey Terrance and JF Corriveau completing the top 5. The top 3 drivers once again began to pull away as the track also took a major change becoming more abrasive. This played into the hands of Willix as he took over the top spot on lap 29 with Fuller, Dunn, Terrance and Corriveau completing the top 5. The lead for Willix would be short lived as on lap 34 Willix was unable to clear lapped cars allowing Fuller to sneak by bringing Terrance with him to 2nd and the battle was on. Over the remaining laps Terrance gave Fuller all he could handle, even sailing to the top lane to try and get by off turn 2 on lap 49 but it was not to be on this night. Tim Fuller paced himself perfectly as he charged to win number 3 on the year with Terrance, Willix, Dunn and Mario Clair completing the top 5 at the line.