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Sheppard outmaneuvers Bowman to capture Super DIRTcar Series win at Merrittville Speedway

  THOROLD, ONTARIO – Monday, August 5, 2013 – After battling through lapped traffic for the lead over St. Catharines racer Mike Bowman, three-time Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Champion Matt Sheppard took his second series win of the season at Merrittville Speedway Monday, Aug. 5. “We’ve had a lot of great race cars at Merrittville over the years, and I think this is probably the best one we’ve ever had,” said Sheppard, of Waterloo, N. Y. Before Bowman’s win in 2012, Sheppard claimed three consecutive Super DIRTcar Series races …

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Brett Hearn takes Super DIRTcar Series at I96 Speedway

    What a difference a year makes: Brett Hearn claims first win of career at I-96 Speedway Illness kept Hearn from making Michigan trip last year, this year “The Jet” is stronger than ever LAKE ODESSA, MICH. – Monday, August 7, 2013 – A year ago Brett Hearn couldn’t race, with sudden illness keeping him from traveling with the Super DIRTcar Series for its inaugural race at I-96 Speedway. Now he’s come full circle, not just making a full recovery, but picking up a win after leading all 100 laps there …

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Danny Johnson ready to take on t I-96 Speedway in new ride

Western swing features second-ever Super DIRTcar Series race at Michigan track   LAKE ODESSA, MICH. – Monday, July 29, 2013 – Last year’s historic, first-ever Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modfiied Series race at I-96 Speedway took Danny Johnson to Victory Lane, and he’s ready to wheel his new ride there this year. The premier Big-Block Modified tour invades the Michigan track Tuesday, Aug. 6, making its farthest trip west of the season for the $7,500-to-win “Michigan 100.” “We’re looking forward to going there again,” Johnson said of I-96 Speedway. “We’ll just see how things go. …

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Merrittville hometown heroes ready to take on Big-Block Modified stars in Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial

Super DIRTcar Series heads westward to Thorold track for Canadian Civic Holiday race night   THOROLD, ONTARIO – Friday, July 26, 2013 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series kicks off its August western swing with a historic show Monday, August 5, at Merrittville Speedway. Now dubbed the Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial, the Canadian Civic Holiday celebratory race night has taken over the speedway every August since 1972. Modified racing legend Will Cagle won the inaugural event in 1972, and since then, Merrittville’s local racers have been stepping up to the plate every year …

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Sheppard takes first Super DIRTcar Series win of season at Autodrome Granby

Haers, Sheppard rebuild from prior day’s breakdowns to claim top finishes   GRANBY, QUEBEC – July 23, 2013 – There’s nothing like a comeback, and three-time defending Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Champion Matt Sheppard was ready for one after mechanical issues in Monday’s series event left him in 26th place. And, sure enough, “Super” Matt Sheppard delivered a comeback the very next night, taking the win at Autodrome Granby Tuesday, July 23. “We drove to the lead last night, and I think we had the car to win that …

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Planck wrestles lead from Dunn to take Super DIRTcar Series win at Autodrome Drummond

“The Natural” claims first series win with Mike Payne Racing “The Natural” Dale Planck, of Cortland, N. Y., wrestled the lead from Billy Dunn, of Watertown, N. Y., with 15 laps to go in Monday’s Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature, taking the win in a six-leader, 100-lap race. “The car wasn’t quite what I wanted it to be early in the race,” said Planck, who, after drawing the 12th spot, had his work cut out for him just breaking the top five. “I was just hoping that later in …

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Matt Sheppard Hoping for Success at Quebec Super DIRTcar Series Races

Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Racing at Drummond and Granby July 22 and 23 WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – Despite his points lead, three-time defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard is hoping to improve his performance in the Big-Block Modified tour as it travels to Quebec. Sheppard leads by just 12 points, and has yet to capture a series win. “Hopefully we can have a little bit of luck, and hopefully we can turn the series around a little bit,” Sheppard said of the upcoming races at …

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Super DIRTcar Series Driver Hearn Wins Big at The Big Show 5

For the First Time Ever, Promoter/Driver Hearn Wins His Own Race   MALTA, N. Y. – Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – Super DIRTcar Series driver and race promoter Brett Hearn has been known to bring crowds in packed grandstands to their feet, but this time he really outdid himself. After a three-wide pass for second, a thrilling battle with Gary Tomkins for the lead, and fending off late-race challenges from Billy Dunn, Hearn went for the win Tuesday, July 9, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the race he promotes, The Big …

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The Big Show 5’s Dash for Cash Pits Local Drivers Against Series Stars

More Than One Chance to Win at Albany-Saratoga, with Dash for Cash, Heat Prizes MALTA, N. Y. – Friday, July 5, 2013 – Super DIRTcar Series star and The Big Show 5 promoter Brett Hearn is ready to put on another spectacular show this year, adding races and prizes to the usual series show rundown. Part of The Big Show 5, which runs Tuesday, July 9, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, is the 12-lap Big-Block Modified Morris Ford Dash for Cash. The Dash pits the top five drivers in Super DIRTcar Series …

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Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall

Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall Hogansburg Driver Works His Way to the Lead, Beating Hebert and Whittaker to the Finish CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Monday, July 1 – Persistence paid off Sunday night for Carey Terrance, who, after a dramatic late-race pass for the lead, claimed the Super DIRTcar Series victory at Cornwall Motor Speedway. An impressive total of 58 entries competed for a spot in the Sunday’s 30-car feature, and Terrance kept ahead, claiming a win in his heat race and drawing the ninth starting spot. …

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Super DIRTcar Big-Blocks Kick Off Cornwall’s DIRTcar Weekend Blast

Four DIRTcar series invade Ontario for June 30 and July 1 Canada Day special CORNWALL, Ont. – June 21, 2013 – The Super DIRTcar Series is gearing up to headline the four-division Canada Day DIRTcar Weekend Blast on Sunday, June 30, and Monday, July 1, at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The premier Big-Block Modified series opens the action at the high-banked quarter-mile on June 30followed on July 1 by the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Pro Stock series. Last year’s Super DIRTcar Series winner at Cornwall, Chris Raabe, made his way to his first Super DIRTcar Series Victory Lane behind the wheel of a small block. …

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Laubach Takes New Egypt in Super DIRTcar Series “Dirty Jersey 60”

Laubach Leads All 60 Laps to Super DIRTcar Series Victory at New Egypt Speedway “Dirty Jersey 60” Co-Promoter Stewart Friesen Takes Second after Starting Fifteenth NEW EGYPT, N. J. – Thursday, June 20 – It seemed like nothing could stop Pennsylvania’s Rick Laubach, who led a tough 60 laps at New Egypt Speedway Wednesday, June 19, staying ahead of a highly competitive field and fending off late-race charges from the series point leader to claim a Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified victory. “I just got the lead, and I know …

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Friesen Wins in Super DIRTcar Series, Hilton in Sportsman Modified Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Friesen First in Super DIRTcar Series Race at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Adam Hilton Leads All 30 Laps to Take DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Win ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – June 6, 2013 – After a night of history at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park experienced its own night of history in the making for the DIRTcar Hall of Fame 60 Wednesday, June 5. As Tuesday’s Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame honorees looked upon “The Fast Track,” as Big-Block Modified star Stewart Friesen claimed the coveted …

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Cornwall Motor Speedway to Celebrate Canada Day in Style with Two Nights of DIRTcar Racing

DIRTcar Doubleheader June 30 and July 1 Features Four Traveling Series CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Monday, June 3, 2013 – Schedule changes at Cornwall Motor Speedway are paving the way for a spectacular Canada Day celebration at the eastern Ontario quarter-mile clay oval. DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Stock Series events originally scheduled to run at the speedway earlier this year have been postponed to Monday, July 1. Coupled with Cornwall’s Sunday, June 30, Super DIRTcar Series feature, these two consecutive race nights make for an action-packed holiday weekend. Due to inclement weather, the …

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