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Steel City Support – Pennsylvania’s Biggest Racing Extravaganza from Those Who Make It Possible

SARVER, PA – October 17, 2018 – The DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” – Over 300 cars in just three days, once a year, is a lot to handle for even the most experienced track personnel at the Lernerville Speedway. From safety officials to announcers and photographers, there are a lot of people behind the scenes who put in a great deal of effort, not just for the Stampede, but every Friday night to make sure the first race is just as good as the last. A few of which, shine …

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Steel City Stampede – Saturday Night Recap

  418 laps. 324 cars. 20 races. 13 divisions. Three days. One track. The 10th Annual DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” at Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway was another spectacular display of Saturday night short-track racing; this time, in marathon mode. The last of the 270 Micro-Sprint Car qualifying heats kicked off Pennsylvania’s biggest racing extravaganza promptly at 4 p.m. on Saturday evening to a very chilly Sarver crowd. 48 degrees was the warmest temperature the fans saw all day, and it only got colder as the night went on. It …

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Steel City Stampede – Friday Night Recap

SARVER, PA – October 12, 2018 – 255 racecars were in the Lernerville Speedway pit area on Friday night for the 10th edition of the DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede.” A chilly 45-degree evening played host to 24 heat races around the 4/10-mile, before a slight shower moved in over the area, moving the remaining two 270 Micro-Sprint heats to Saturday, before the last chance showdowns. Just shy of 100 campers joined the fans out in the parking lot, making for a nice bonfire presence at the end of the …

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

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, …

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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 …

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Billy Decker picks up Super DIRTcar Series victory at Rolling Wheels

Decker’s victory makes him second in points to Matt Sheppard ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — July 4, 2014 — Endurance paid off Thursday night for Big-Block Modified racer Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., who claimed victory in the Stars & Stripes Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811 Super DIRTcar Series 81-lap feature. Determined not to make critical mistake twice, Billy Decker and the LJL Racing team came to the track Thursday, July 3, prepared for the challenging 5/8-mile of “The Fast Track” at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. In the previous …

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Matt Sheppard claims second consecutive Super DIRTcar Series victory

Sheppard’s 30th career series win is his first-ever Big-Block Modified win at Cornwall Motor Speedway CORNWALL, ONTARIO — June 30, 2014 — He’s unstoppable; with two Super DIRTcar Series wins to his credit already this season, “Super Matt” Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y, is on a roll. He outdueled veteran racer Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., Sunday, June 29 to claim a stunning victory at Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway and solidify his point lead over Decker, eight-time series champion Brett Hearn and the many other drivers vying for the title. “I …

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Super DIRTacar Series race at Albany-Saratoga postponed to July 30

Inclement weather forces delay of The Big Show’s Big-Block Modified feature race MALTA, N.Y. — July 8, 2014 — Inclement weather at the track has forced the postponement of Tuesday’s Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series 100-lap feature race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The race has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 30. Qualifying Rounds for the event were completed before inclement weather moved in, with Justin Haers, Stewart Friesen, Erick Rudolph and Peter Britten picking up heat race wins. Britten clocked the fastest lap in time trials at 16.244 seconds to claim …

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Billy Decker takes aim at first career Big Diamond win at July 15 Super DIRTcar Series race

Big-Block Modifieds head to Big Diamond Speedway for Big-Block Brawl WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — For the first time in a half-decade, the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series returns to Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Penn., Tuesday, July 15 (rain date Wednesday, July 16). The $6,000-to-win, 75-lap Big Block Brawl pits the series stars against the best Modified racing talent in Pennsylvania. “It brings a lot of competition into town,” said series driver Billy Decker, who is coming off a series victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y. “If you …

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‘Super Matt’ Sheppard speeds to victory at New Egypt Speedway

‘Super Matt’ Sheppard speeds to victory at New Egypt Speedway Sheppard’s win over Laubach, Pauch launches him to Super DIRTcar Series point lead NEW EGYPT, N.J. – June 18, 2014 – Fending off challenges until the very last lap, “Super Matt” Sheppard raced to victory Tuesday, June 17, at New Egypt Speedway’s Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 60.’ “It was an unbelievable race,” the three-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion said after the action-packed 60-lapper. “Great race track, wide race track, start to finish. There …

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Big-Block Modifieds gearing up for Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show 6 ” July 8

Bigger purse, new division make “The Big Show” bigger WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — July 1, 2014 — Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show”  keeps getting bigger every year, and it’s sixth running is no different. Set for Tuesday, July 8, (rain date Tuesday, July 29) at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, in Malta, N.Y., “The Big Show 6” features an increased purse and a new division to make what is already one of region’s most popular mid-summer shows even more impressive. Additional sponsorship this year has allowed for an increased winner’s share of $10,000 for …

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Matt Sheppard claims second consecutive Super DIRTcar Series victory

 c   Sheppard’s 30th career series win is his first-ever Big-Block Modified win at Cornwall Motor Speedway CORNWALL, ONTARIO — June 30, 2014 — He’s unstoppable; with two Super DIRTcar Series wins to his credit already this season, “Super Matt” Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y, is on a roll. He outdueled veteran racer Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., Sunday, June 29 to claim a stunning victory at Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway and solidify his point lead over Decker, eight-time series champion Brett Hearn and the many other drivers vying for the …

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Brett “The Jet” Hearn ready to speed onto the scene Thursday, July 3, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Highly-anticipated Stars & Stripes Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811 features full night for Super DIRTcar Series,  Empire Super Sprints ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — The biggest names in motorsports in the Northeast region will be in one place Thursday, July 3: at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park for the classic Stars & Stripes Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811. This year, the traditional Independence Day spectacular will feature not just one, but two of the region’s premier racing series. The Empire Super Sprints return to Central New York’s …

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Super DIRTcar Series race June 25 at Utica-Rome Speedway cancelled due to inclement weather

Racing tonight at Utica-Rome cancelled due to inclement weather Super DIRTcar Series picks back up Sunday, June 29, at Cornwall Motor Speedway WEEDSPORT, N.Y – Inclement weather throughout the Central New York region has forced the cancellation of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series race scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. The series will return to Utica-Rome during the 2015 tour on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The Super DIRTcar Series goes north of the border this weekend with a 100-lap race Sunday, June 29, at …

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