One year ago, Gary Dence returned to action at Five Mile Point after an absence from driving. In 2004, he drove to the UMP Modified track championship, off the strength of three straight victories to conclude the point season. The Candor, N.Y., racer, a former tech inspector at the track, earned the title by 14 points over K.C. Cole.
Cole, Scott Bennett, Joe Cole and Brad Shaffer finished in positions two through five, ahead of Mike Stolarcyk III, Mike Stoddard, Jay Conroy, Dave Stalker and Joe Novak.