Cameron Dodson Scores 11th Victory of Season at Berlin


By Duane Turner

MARNE, Mich. (September 3, 2005) –
He did it once again. The 17 year old youngster took yet another AVSS win, this time at Berlin Raceway. Cameron Dodson out of Greenfield, IN took the lead on lap 17, and once again on lap 27 to claim the win, and secure the 2005 AVSS points championship.

Dorman Snyder and Bill Tyler lead the field down to the green flag to start the 30 lap main event. Snyder quickly jumped out to the early lead, and began to pull away on the opening lap. Dodson, who started 10th, began to work his way forward from the drop of the green. He moved into eighth on the opening lap, then into seventh two laps later. Dodson moved into sixth on lap four, then fifth on lap six. Snyder closed in on lap traffic on lap seven, and this allowed the second place car of Tyler to close in slightly.

As Snyder moved through the traffic, a log jam of cars developed with three lapped cars, and four lead lap cars fighting for second place. Dodson made the first move by passing Brian Lay for fourth, then one lap later passing Troy Underwood for third. As Tyler continued to work the slower traffic, Dodson used the high-side of the track to take over second on lap 10. By lap 12, Dodson had cleared the first of the lapped cars and set his sights on race leader Snyder.

Just as Snyder took the crossed flags to signal the 1/2 way mark on lap 15, the third place car of Tyler slowed and exited the speedway. At the same time, Dodson had closed in, then used the high-side once again and took the lead from Snyder on lap 17. Two laps later, the first caution flag waved as Ryan Litt came to a stop on the front straight. On the restart, Dodson took off with Snyder in tow. Then on lap 21, Dodson slipped a little bit allowing Snyder to sneak by and retake the lead. Now the pace was being set by Snyder who was pulling away from Dodson. Snyder would hold the lead until lap 26 when he again caught lapped traffic. As Snyder exited turn four, he dove low under a lapped car heading in to turn one. Another lapped car in front of Snyder also went low in turn one, and boxed Snyder in through turns one and two. Dodson took advantage and drove around Snyder and the two lapped cars, once again using the high-side of Berlin Raceway.

From this point on, it was all Dodson as he went on to win the race. Snyder came home a strong second, with Brian Lay, A.J. Lane (from 15th) and Mike Ling in the top five. Troy Underwood, Dennis Craft, Jimmy McCune, Dave Baumgartner, and Tommy Fedewa rounded out the top 10. Dodson set a new track record in Hamilton trucking time trials with a lap of 12.946 seconds, clipping the old mark by one-thousandths of a second. Dodson, Troy Underwood and Mike Ling claimed the heat race wins. Up next is the AVSS Season Championship at Dixie Motor Speedway on September 9th. For more information, log on to the official AVSS website at www.supersprints.com.

Event Summary:

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials: 1) 50m Cameron Dodson 12.946 (121.798 mph, New Track Record) 2) 70 Dennis Craft 13.152 3) 20 Mike Ling 13.196 4) 7 Tyler Underwood 13.353 5) 19 Jimmy McCune 13.398 6) 45 Brian Lay 13.402 7) 26 Jeff Bloom 13.457 8) 4 Troy Underwood 13.498 9) 24 Bill Tyler 13.583 10) 99 Dorman Snyder 13.583 11) 42 Tommy Fedewa 13.591 12) 75 John Hotchkiss 13.726 13) 69 Tim Ryan 13.726 14) 35 Ryan Katz 13.742 15) 14 Dave Baumgartner 13.782 16) 84 A.J. Lane 13.820 17) 07 Ryan Litt 13.859 18) 10 Bill Jacoby 13.875 19) 61 Jason Blonde 13.933 20) 8 Ryan Davis 13.977 21) 31 Harry Parish 14.037 22) 71 Curt Shumaker 14.123 23) 34 Johnny Scherer 14.222 24) 3a Mike Astrauskas 14.394 25) 1 Scott Seaton 14.412 26) 82 Nick Landon 14.435 27) 97 Ben Hidy 14.486 28) 2x Jim Holsinger

United Trailers Heat #1 (1:54.595): 1) 50m Cameron Dodson 2) 84 A.J. Lane 3) 99 Dorman Snyder 4) 69 Tim Ryan 5) 26 Jeff Bloom 6) 61 Jason Blonde 7) 7 Tyler Underwood 8) 1 Scott Seaton 9) 71 Curt Shumaker 10) 2x Jim Holsinger dns

Dowker Engines Heat #2 (no time): 1) 4 Troy Underwood 2) 35 Ryan Katz 3) 07 Ryan Litt 4) 42 Tommy Fedewa 5) 19 Jimmy McCune 6) 70 Dennis Craft 7) 8 Ryan Davis 8) 34 Johnny Scherer 9) 82 Nick Landon dns

All Pro Cylinder Heads Heat #3 (1:54.535): 1) 20 Mike Ling 2) 24 Bill Tyler 3) 45 Brian Lay 4) 10 Bill Jacoby 5) 14 Dave Baumgartner 6) 31 Harry Parish 7) 3a Mike Astrauskas 8) 75 John Hotchkiss 9) 97 Ben Hidy

Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main: 1) 70 Dennis Craft 2) 7 Tyler Underwood 3) 61 Jason Blonde 4) 31 Harry Parish 5) 8 Ryan Davis 6) 1 Scott Seaton 7) 3a Mike Astrauskas 8) 97 Ben Hidy 9) 34 Johnny Scherer 10) 82 Nick Landon 11) 71 Curt Shumaker 12) 75 John Hotchkiss 13) 2x Jim Holsinger dns

Auto Value/ Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints A-Main, 30 Laps (no time) 1) 50m Cameron Dodson 2) 99 Dorman Snyder 3) 45 Brian Lay 4) 84 A.J. Lane 5) 20 Mike Ling 6) 4 Troy Underwood 7) 70 Dennis Craft 8) 19 Jimmy McCune 9) 14 Dave Baumgartner 10) 42 Tommy Fedewa 11) 61 Jason Blonde 12) 10 Bill Jacoby 13) 8 Ryan Davis 14) 26 Jeff Bloom 15) 7 Tyler Underwood 16) 34 Johnny Scherer 17) 35 Ryan Katz 18) 31 Harry Parish 19) 07 Ryan Litt 20) 24 Bill Tyler 21) 69 Tim Ryan

Lap Leaders: Dorman Snyder 1-16, 22-26 Cameron Dodson 17-21, 27-30

KSE Hard Charger: A.J. Lane +11

Hamilton Trucking Fast Time: Cameron Dodson 12.946 (121.798 mph, New Track Record)

Owens Petroleum Rookie of the Race: Cameron Dodson

Saldana Racing Products Award: Dennis Craft

Weld Wheels Award Winner: Ryan Davis

Provisional Starter: Johnny Scherer