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Back-to-Back Super DIRTcar Series Events in Québec

Photo from The Big Show 4 at Albany-Saratoga Speeday by Mike Petrucci

Brett Hearn Aims to Maintain Point Lead at July 23 and 24 Races

GRANBY and DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC – July 19, 2012 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series travels to Quebec for back-to-back race nights Monday and Tuesday, July 23 and 24. Rounds five and six of the series will determine whether seven-time series champion Brett Hearn can maintain his current point lead against other Modified greats, like two-time consecutive champion Matt Sheppard, as well as some of the best local talent Québec has to offer.

 

Hearn, who just came off a successful run both promoting and placing second in the Big Show 4 Tuesday, July 10, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, said his team is busy preparing for Monday’s race at Autodrome Granby and Tuesday’s at Autodrome Drummond.

“We’re very pleased that after four races we’re in the lead, but we also know that there’s a long way to go, so we’ve got to buckle down and tackle one race at a time,” said Hearn, who currently has three top-five finishes and four top-ten finishes for this year’s series.

Brett “the Jet” Hearn is optimistic about his team’s upcoming trip to Quebec, given past experience on both tracks and recent success with the No. 20 Madsen Overhead Doors TEO Pro Car. Both factors, plus a great deal of stamina, will be at play for these two 100-lap series events in as many days.

“I was really pleased with the way the car ran at Albany-Saratoga, so I’m looking forward to it,” Hearn said of the Quebec trip. “Historically those two tracks have been very good to me. We’ve been going there a lot of years. We know those tracks very well.”

With these upcoming races, Hearn said what he most looks forward is not the possibility of his first 2012 Super DIRTcar Series win, but the enthusiastic crowds filling grandstands north of the border.

“The Canadian fans are very passionate about modified racing,” Hearn said. “They like to watch the American drivers compete against their hometown guys who are really good.”

For more information about Monday’s race at Autodrome Granby, visit www.autodrome-granby.com; for information about Tuesday’s race at Autodrome Drummond, visit www.autodrome-drummond.com. For the latest news and updates about DIRTcar Racing, like the Facebook page or follow the Super DIRTcar Series Twitter feed, @SuperDIRTcar.

It’s not too early to get your annual Super DIRT Week tickets. Super DIRT Week gets underway Wednesday, Oct. 3, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the New York State Fairgrounds. For tickets, go to http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com or call 315-834-6606.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: Super DIRTcar Series, round 5

WHO: Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified drivers and teams

WHEN: Monday, July 23

WHERE: Autodrome Granby, 1268 Cowie Rd., Granby, Québec, J2G 9H9

 

WHAT: Super DIRTcar Series, round 6

WHO: Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified drivers and teams

WHEN: Tuesday, July 24

WHERE: Autodrome Drummond, 1155 Boul. St-Joseph Ouest, Drummond, Québec, J2B 6B6

 

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, Gander Mountain, NAPA Auto Parts, Nationwide Insurance, and Safety-Kleen. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Ignition, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow, Vicci Racing Apparel, WIX Filters, Wrisco Industries, and Xtreme Lubricants.

 

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