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Brett Hearn claims victory at Fonda Speedway, and with it the series point lead

Broken axel pits the No. 9h early, leaving Hearn and Decker to battle for Super DIRTcar Series points at Fonda Speedway FONDA, N.Y. – Monday, September 22, 2014 – With just five feature races left in the Super DIRTcar Series, Sunday’s racing at Fonda Speedway brought a dramatic points shakeup that will keep drivers battling to the very end. Eight-time series champion Brett Hearn picked up the win Sunday, Sept. 21, and with it became the new Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series point leader. “These races here after Labor ... Read More »

Matt Sheppard leads flag-to-flag at Mohawk International Raceway for fourth 2014 Super DIRTcar Series win

Victory for Sheppard expands his series point lead   AKWESASNE, N.Y. – Sunday, September 14, 2015 – Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., lead flag-to-flag to claim his third Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series point race of 2014, his fourth overall series win for the year. The 150-point feature race, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Mohawk International Raceway, hit the track just after midnight Sunday morning, delayed by inclement weather earlier in the evening. “I just want to thank the whole team, it was a great team tonight,” the ... Read More »

Super DIRTcar Series invades Fonda Speedway Sunday, Sept. 21

New track promoter Matt DeLorenzo gearing up for Fonda’s season finale WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Thursday, September 11, 2014 – Big Block Modified driver Matt DeLorenzo spent this summer’s Saturday nights at Fonda Speedway yet he has only raced there four times this season. As the track’s new promoter, DeLorenzo has been keeping himself busy off the track. “It’s been challenging at times. It’s new to me. I’ve always been on the other side of the fence – the race car driver – and now I’m dealing with both sides of ... Read More »

Mohawk National Weekend kicks of Friday, featuring three premier DIRTcar Racing Series

Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series to invade Mohawk International Raceway AKWESASNE, N.Y. – Monday, September 8, 2014 – Racers across the Northeast are gearing up for another big weekend. On Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, three premier DIRTcar Racing series will invade Mohawk International Raceway for an action packed weekend. The annual Mohawk Nationals Weekend kicks off Friday night with a 75-lap, $4,000-to-win feature race for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The following day, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will take ... Read More »

Inclement weather forces cancelation of Saturday’s racing at Autodrome Granby

Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series events have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled GRANBY, QUEBEC – Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Due to inclement weather, Saturday’s Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series races at Autodrome Granby have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series heats up again next weekend when it invades Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 13. Mohawk will also host the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Friday, Sept. 12, and the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series ... Read More »

Brett Hearn garners first Super DIRTcar Series win of 2014 at Lebanon Valley Speedway

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“The Jet” claims impressive $17,500 ‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A’ prize WEST LEBANON, N.Y. – August 14, 2014 – Better late than never. One of the winningest drivers to ever sit behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified had gone through more than half the race season without a Super DIRTcar Series victory, until Thursday. Brett Hearn steered to victory Thursday, Aug. 14, at Lebanon Valley Speedway, claiming his first series win of the season. “I just did what I do on Saturday nights,” said the Sussex, N.J., driver, whose ... Read More »

Billy Decker battles for coveted ‘Hall of Fame 100’ victory at Weedsport Speedway

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Matt Sheppard’s Super DIRTcar Series point lead narrowed to five-point margin over runner-up Decker WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — August 8, 2014 — It had been four long years since the mighty Big Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series had set wheel to the historic three-eighths-mile oval at Weedsport Speedway, and drivers and fans alike were ready to make history Thursday night at the hallowed track. In the return of the ‘Hall of Fame 100′ to the Weedsport site, fans packed in the newly rebuilt grandstands watched as Billy Decker, of ... Read More »

Billy Decker outduels Danny Johnson for Ransomville’s Super DIRTcar Series feature win

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Billy Decker outduels Danny Johnson for Ransomville’s Super DIRTcar Series feature win RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. — August 6, 2014 — After a thrilling 100 laps on the Ransomville Speedway half-mile Tuesday night, Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., wheeled his way to Victory Lane to claim his second 2014 Super DIRTcar Series win. In the Gypsum Wholesalers No. 91, Decker held the lead from green to checkered flags in the Alex Friesen Summer Nationals presented by Coors Light and Randy’s Smoke Shop feature race Tuesday, Aug. 5, keeping a stout field of ... Read More »

Danny Johnson rockets to victory at Merrittville, his third Super DIRTcar Series win if season

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Challenges from local runners Brachmann and Bowman don’t slow Johnson’s charge to victory lane THOROLD, ONTARIO – August 5, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson is on a roll, picking up his second consecutive Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series win. The Rochester, N.Y., Modified driver rocketed to victory in Merrittville Speedway’s annual 100-lap Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial, fending off challenges from strong local runners to pick up a thrilling win Monday, Aug. 4. “It feels awewome,” said Johnson, who is fresh off an impressive victory at Albany-Saratoga Speedway ... Read More »

Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Hall of Fame 100’ features $10,000-to-win Big-Block Modified Race

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Hall of Fame induction Wednesday, Aug. 6, followed by Super DIRTcar Series race Thursday, Aug. 7, part of a historic week in Weedsport WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — August 2, 2014 — It’s history in the making next week at the newly refurbished Weedsport Speedway. The classic Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame race returns to its roots at 1 Speedway Drive for two days celebrating racing history. The annual DIRTcar Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicks off the celebration Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m., exonerating the careers of Lloyd Holt, ... Read More »

Johnson powers victory at Albany-Saratoga’s The Big Show 6

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Spot-on tire choice helps propel Johnson to second Super DIRTcar Series victory of season MALTA, N.Y. — July 30, 2014 — After just a few practice laps Wednesday, July 30, Danny Johnson rolled onto the track at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and charged straight to victory in the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature, taking the impressive $10,000 winner’s share for The Big Show 6 Presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris & VP Race Fuels. “It was a good race, we had a good race car. I’m very happy with ... Read More »

Phelps Rockets to First Win of the Season at Rolling Wheels Raceway

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – July 24, 2014 – DIRTcar Correspondent Mike Mallett – The much anticipated ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ series finally got underway at the Rolling Wheels Raceway with Jimmy Phelps, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., grabbing his first win of the 2014 season in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified 35-lap feature event.  Phelps, driving his Heinke-Baldwin Racing No. 98h Troyer car, led the entire distance for the victory.  Dave Marcuccilli dominated the 20-lap DIRTcar Sportsman feature and Daryl Ruggles took top honors in the 305 Sprint Car 20-lap A-Main.  As a result of ... Read More »

Erick Rudolph charges to first career Super DIRTcar Series win, taking victory at Autodrome Drummond

Rudolph charges from 17th starting spot to win at Autodrome Drummond DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC — July 23, 2014 — Mere weeks after first sitting behind the wheel of his new ride, young Modified driver Erick Rudolph picked up a win in a Super DIRTcar Series race. A late-race charge took the Mike Payne owned Page Trucking No. to victory Tuesday, July 22, at Autodrome Drummond. “Today we just hit it right on, where we needed to be,” the 22-year-old out of Ransomville, N.Y., said after the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big ... Read More »

Danny Johnson wins over Billy Decker at Autodrome Granby

Johnson picks up his fifth career Super DIRTcar Series victory at Autodrome Granby GRANBY, QUEBEC — Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — “The Doctor” Danny Johnson, of Rochester, N.Y., raced to victory Monday, July 21, at Autodrome Granby, charging past challenger Billy Decker for the coveted Super DIRTcar Series win.   “I just have to thank the guys for giving me a great hot rod tonight,” Johnson saud in Victory Lane after leading the final 80 laps of Monday’s 100-lap Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature race. “My car was ... Read More »