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Brett Hearn working on three in a row at Orange County Fair Speedway

Grueling Eastern States 200 could drastically shake up point standings as Super DIRTcar Series heads into final rounds WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 20, 2014 – There’s no question as to which Modified driver has been dominant at Orange County Fair Speedway’s annual Eastern States Weekend. Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has picked up 13 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series victories at the Middletown, N.Y., track, ten in the Eastern States 200. This year, the two-time consecutive Eastern States 200 Champion is looking to make it three in a row. ... Read More »

Friesen Blasts Around Syracuse Mile To Score Third Career Syracuse 200 Triumph

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Canadian Overtakes Sheppard With 10 Laps Remaining For Dramatic $50,000 Win To Cap NAPA Super DIRT Week   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2014) — Stewart Friesen used a feathery throttle foot to win his first two Syracuse 200 Big-Block Modified classics during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. But to secure his third career victory in the division’s most prestigious race on Sunday, Friesen just put his foot to the floor and tossed his car around the historic one-mile oval like he was blasting ... Read More »

Susice clinches final Syracuse 200 starting spot with win at Rolling Wheels

Dramatic victory in 25-lap Big Block Modified “Win and You’re In” race changes Susice’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week course   ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – October 11, 2014 – Ryan Susice’s Saturday had a disappointing start. The young racer, 24, out of Ransomville, N.Y., stumbled into a Big Block Modified ride for Sunday’s Syracuse 200, but fell two positions short of qualifying for the main event from Saturday’s Dig Safely 811 Last Chance Qualifier. Fortunately, the day ended on a high note, as Susice charged from the rear of a ... Read More »

Sheppard, Hearn & Phelps Flex Muscle In Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ Big-Block Modified Triple 20s

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Top Three Starters In Syracuse 200 Score $4,000 Triumphs At Syracuse Mile (Alex Bruce photo)   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2014) — Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., Brett Hearn of Sussex, N.J., and Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, N.Y., rolled to victories in the Big-Block Modified Triple 20s that headlined Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ at the New York State Fairgrounds. Hearn joined Heinke-Baldwin Racing teammates Sheppard and Phelps in scoring wire-to-wire $4,000 wins from the pole position. The trio will occupy the top three starting spots in Sunday’s Syracuse 200 ... Read More »

Harkins, Slavin, Krummel, Jeseo and King pick up DIRTcar Futures wins at Syracuse Mile

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Rising DIRTcar stars show what their made of in DIRTcar Futures races SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 10, 2014 – A cluster of rising stars strutted their stuff Friday afternoon, competing in the annual DIRTcar Futures races for “Moody Mile” rookies. Racers in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions who have never qualified for a NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week feature race in their division or higher took advantage of a little extra track time and a chance of glory at one of motorsport’s ... Read More »

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 »