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Super DIRTcar Series for Sportsman and Pro Stocks Join Modifieds this Sunday Night at Utica-Rome Speedway, Start Time Pushed Back to 6 P.M.

VERNON, NY- After beginning the 2017 season this past Sunday, Utica-Rome Speedway is again ready for another exciting night of short track dirt racing this Sunday, April 30, as the Super DIRTcar Series for both the Sportsman and Pro Stocks makes their long-awaited return to the Vernon oval after a 13-year hiatus. They will be joined by a complete show of Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds on Wilber-Duck Chevrolet Night.

This past Sunday, Larry Wight was both good and a little lucky as he scored his first win of the 2017 season in the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds. Running a very competitive second place on lap 16 when then leading Alan Johnson had driveline issues and limped to the infield, handing the lead over to Wight. It was a position that he would not relinquish as he outran Tim Fuller, Bobby Varin, Danny Varin, Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Alan Barker, Billy Decker, Mike Mahaney, and Mitch Gibbs to the checkered. This Sunday, another full show of exciting Gates-Cole Auto Insurance is scheduled, thrilling fans they hustle around the spacious half mile.

Dave Marcuccilli dominated the Broedel Energy Sportsman main event last Sunday, as he outraced 49 other competitors to grab the win. This Sunday, many of the same competitors will be on hand to try to take the big Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series win including defending track champion Matt Janczuk, Rocky Warner, Chris Mackey, Jason Rood, Stephen Denton, AJ Filbeck, Brad Alger, Charles Tibbitts, Kyle Kiehn and more as they look to take on possible series invaders such as Shane Pecore, Ron Davis III, Brad Rouse, Martin Pelletier, Louie Jackson Jr. and many more. The last time the series made a stop at Utica-Rome Speedway was in 2004 when the Sportsman division still utilized open motors, and was won by veteran Mike Button.

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Big Dog Country 103.5 Presents Super DIRTcar Series ‘Big Block Monday’

Sportsman Shootout Series Joins SDS presented by Big Dog Country on May 22

WEEDSPORT, NY (April 8, 2017) – Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Big Block Monday’ featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and the Sportsman Shootout Series just got a bit bigger, with the announcement of Big Dog Country 103.5 FM signing on to present the evening’s action.

Serving the Rochester Metro area and surrounding counties, Big Dog Country 103.5 FM specializes in the exciting sounds of today’s country while including the best of country gold.

With a mix of superstars like Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Alan Jackson along with today’s hottest stars in Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, and Jason Aldeen – Big Dog Country 103.5 FM programming is music intensive and designed to relate to and attract today’s country listeners.
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Sam Reakes Snap-On To Present Night One Of The Fulton Speedway Highbank Holdup Weekend On April 28 Featuring Empire Super Sprints & DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Central Region; Modified Super DIRTcar Series April 29

Empire Super Sprints & DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Central Region Set To Invade Fulton Speedway Highbank Holdup On April 28 
Saturday, April 29 Modified Super DIRTcar Series Plus Sportsman And Late Models

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – April 4, 2017 — The Fulton Speedway would like to welcome Sam Reakes Snap-on Tools to the sponsorship family. Reakes Snap-on franchise will be the presenting sponsor on night one of the “Highbank Holdup” weekend on Friday, April 28.

Doing battle on Friday night will be clay slinging, methanol breathing, winged warriors of the premier 360 Sprint car tour in the Northeast, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. The highly competitive and fan favorite DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Central Region will add to high-speed excitement to kick off the 2017 season.

Along with being presenting sponsor, Reakes will be strapping into his own Town Mechanical, The Tub Surgeon, No. 17 as he will be looking to take home the A-Main victory.

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Modified Super DIRTcar Series Set To Invade Fulton Speedway Saturday, April 29

Modified Super DIRTcar Series Championship Chase Starts At The Fulton Speedway Saturday, April 29; Track Points Begin For Sportsman And Late Models

BALDWINSVILLE, NY –  April 5, 2017 – Calendars have been circled for months by both fans and race teams ready to kick off the 2017 Modified Super DIRTcar Series in the Northeast. Saturday, April 29 the Fulton Speedway will host the stars in their 800 horsepower, ground pounding, Big Block Modifieds as they will do battle in the “Highbank Holdup” 100. Also on the race card will be the first track point race for the SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman and Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux RUSH Late Models.

Super DIRTcar Series regulars who call the Fulton Speedway home will be led by 2016 Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifed track champion, Larry Wight along with Jimmy Phelps, Pat Ward, Max McLaughlin, plus a tough field of weekly runners, Tim Sears Jr., Tom Sears Jr., Chris Hile, Billy Whittaker, Chad Phelps, Tim Kerr and others will be looking to keep the holdup cash and trophy home.

Never intimidated wherever the series go, the invaders will be led by two-time defending series champion Matt Sheppard, plus Brett Hearn, Stewart Friesen, Mike Mahaney, Keith Flach, Tim Fuller, Peter Britten, Rich Scagliotta. Series rookies Mike Maresca and Brandon Walters will be looking to make strong statements.

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Fulton Highbanks Holdup Kicks off Super DIRTcar Series Season

Super DIRTcar Series Season to Kick Off at Fulton’s Highbank Holdup
2017 Championship Chase Begins April 29
CONCORD, N.C. – April 5, 2017 – Two months following a pair of tune-up races during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, the Super DIRTcar Series will kickstart its 2017 points chase with the Highbank Holdup 100 at Fulton Speedway on April 29.
Entering the season-opening event, the series boasts a roster of 16 Platinum drivers committed to run the entire 2017 campaign, led by reigning series champion Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY. Joining Sheppard on the list of full-time tour regulars is Unadilla, NY pilot Billy Decker, who has won the last two Super DIRTcar Series events at Fulton.
“Anytime you can get a win it makes you feel good,” Decker said. “Last year, I think it was important to come out of the box strong. It’s a Super DIRTcar Series race, and we take pride in winning those races.”

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DIRTcar Racing Membership Required for All Sanctioned Events

All Division drivers must have a DIRTcar License to participate and receive benefits

CONCORD, N.C. – March 2, 2017 – Starting with the first events of 2017, any participants of a DIRTcar-sanctioned event will be required to hold a DIRTcar Racing membership. Any division without a 100 percent membership participation will be at risk of violating the sanction agreement and suspension of the sanction by DIRTcar Racing.

A one-week temporary membership (for the traveling racer) will be accepted provided the driver completes the full application. However, temporary one-week memberships do not qualify for insurance and appeal benefits provided to full DIRTcar members.

The practice of a mandatory membership is common in sports, including motorsports, creating a mutually beneficial relationship between the drivers and the point fund, rule book, official decisions and appeals.
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DIRTcar Nationals Night 11 Recap

Fog a First Time Winner at Volusia
BARBERVILLE, FL. – February 25, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took the track at Volusia Speedway Park for the first time on night 11 of DIRTcar Nationals. During the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature fans and drivers in attendance witnessed a thick fog roll in after 10pm that was the concoction of two days of heavy rain followed by a third of sunny blue skies. For the drivers’ safety, the feature was called complete with 23 laps in the books due to poor visibility.
Despite the bad luck Mother Nature brought, Shane Clanton was the class of the field all around. He had the fastest lap time during qualifying with 15.861-second lap, won his heat race and led all 23-laps of the feature.
“I hate that Mother Nature brought this fog in, but it’s pretty bad out there,” Clanton said. “Every straightaway you had to pull a tearoff because it’s like rain. I hate it for the fans. They didn’t get to see a full feature here. I think we had the best car tonight, so hopefully we can repeat tomorrow and do it all over.”

DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

Event will resume Thursday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 22, 2017 – Night nine of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been canceled due to a heavy rainstorm that hit the area on Wednesday morning and a forecast of continued rain throughout the day.

DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23, with the pit gates opening at 1:00 pm, grandstands opening at 5:00 pm. Hot laps for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will kick off on-track activities at 6:00 pm.

Fans that have purchased tickets in advance can use Wednesday night’s tickets as a credit toward one of the final three nights of DIRTcar Nationals. The ticket window at Volusia Speedway Park will be closed on Wednesday and will reopen at 4:30 pm on Thursday.

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Utica-Rome Speedway Ready for Ambitious 2017 Schedule

VERNON, NY – After a 2016 season that saw Mother Nature take her toll on the Utica-Rome Speedway, owners Bill and Kim Shea are ready for a fresh start in 2017. The schedule for the speedway is jam packed with some new events as well as old as the track looks to diversify its offerings to reach a wider variety of race fans.

New for 2017 is the Chill Factor 40 for the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance DIRTcar Modifieds scheduled for April 2. This is one of the first events, if not the first, scheduled in New York for the Modified and 602 Sportsman divisions. The 40-lap feature offers a $3,000 to win purse with $300 going to drivers who qualify. Also on the docket that day is the DIRTcar 602 Sportsman. Their 30-lap feature is set to pay $1,000 to win with $100 reserved for any drivers that qualifies. Drivers from other divisions are welcome to attend with several open practice sessions scheduled throughout the day for them regardless of division. The nightcap for the race is the only appearance in 2017 by Kings Smash’em Crash’em Demolition Derby.

After the Chill Factor the speedway goes silent for two weeks before returning for the traditional season opener for the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance DIRTcar Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Stocks on April 23. This year these divisions are joined by the Gladiator Twin 20’s for the 360 Sprint Cars. For first time at Utica-Rome, Sprint Car teams have the chance to compete in a pair of $1,500 to win 20-lap features. Rules and qualifying procedures for the event will be announced in the coming weeks. This visit by the 360 Sprint Cars is the first of many as Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints return for their traditional dates on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day weekends while the 360 Sprint Car open Cole Cup is set for October.
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McLaughlin and Hearn Team Up for 2017

CONCORD, N.C.- January 7, 2017 — The young gun from Mooresville, N.C., Max McLaughlin, has his site set on big things for this upcoming season as he will have a new crew chief by his side for his run with the Super DIRTcar Series.

Heinke-Baldwin Racing has added Matt Hearn to the team as crew chief of the No. 6H machine. McLaughlin’s father, ‘Magic Shoes’ Mike McLaughlin, was his son’s crew chief for his first season with the Series. ‘Magic Shoes’ will now be overseeing the entire HBR team in the shop and on the road.

Hearn, former crew chief for modified driver Tyler Dippel, will be following McLaughlin for the entire Super DIRTcar Series tour as well as select shows at Brewerton Speedway on Friday nights.

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

Invaders vs. Regulars at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, N.C. – February 6, 2017 -The Super DIRTcar Series season will kick off with the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 22-25 at Volusia Speedway Park, with more than 35 Big-Block beasts soaring on the famed half-mile, battling side-by-side for four straight nights, all competing for the famed “Big Gator” trophy.

The best wheelmen in the business will meet to compete for bragging rights and take home the DIRTcar Nationals title. Two potent drivers in particular look ahead as they will face off once again for one of the Big-Block Modifieds’ most coveted trophies.

Series veteran Billy Pauch, hailing from Frenchtown, N.J., was the fastest car at Volusia Speedway Park in time trials every night in 2016. But it was Quakertown, Pa.’s own Rick Laubach who held off the Series regulars, capturing the gator during last year’s DIRTcar Nationals.
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DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership

CONCORD, NC – (Jan. 20, 2017) – DIRTcar Racing is proud to announce a multi-year extension with Hoosier Racing Tire encompassing DIRTcar Racing’s Northeast weekly racing divisions and touring series, including the Super DIRTcar Series, the premier traveling tour for Big-Block Modifieds in North America.

As part of the agreement, Hoosier Tire will provide the same great products to racers at weekly DIRTcar sanctioned tracks competing in the Big Block Modified, 358 Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. Hoosier will also continue as the Official Racing Tire of the Super DIRTcar Series and Super DIRT Week.

“We have developed a great relationship with DIRTcar and are very happy to have them back on board for years to come,” stated Hoosier Tire Business Unit Manager, Neil Cowman. “The dirt Northeast Modifieds tracks, which contain business in both the United States and Canada, have always been a core part of our business. We look forward to offering the same great products for all the drivers and teams.”

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HBR Team Ready to Take on Volusia Speedway Park

All ducks are in a row as they plan to head south for the winter

After opting out of DIRTcar Nationals in 2016, one of the most notable Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified teams will be going all out come February.

The Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR) team includes driver of the No. 98h Jimmy Phelps and driver of the No. 6h Max McLaughlin. Both drivers of the HBR stable will be making their first appearance of the season at the fast half-mile clay oval at Volusia Speedway Park, February 22-25.

Phelps’ Crew chief, Kurt Wiegel, is looking forward to getting back to Volusia. “We took a break from it,” said Wiegel about the 2016 DIRTcar Nationals. “We were doing a bunch of testing this time last year instead of going to Florida.”

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DIRTcar Racing Caps-off 33rd Annual Banquet with ‘A Tribute to Excellence’

Nearly $330,000 in points-fund cash distributed to drivers for 2016 season successes

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 16, 2016 – The 33rd Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence Awards Banquet in Springfield, Ill. honored champions across 10 divisions for their outstanding performances during the 2016 racing season.

While the weather outside was brutal, the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom inside was warm as guests reminisced on a great 2016 season. Nearly 1,000 competitors, family and friends attended Saturday evening’s event. There, DIRTcar Racing distributed close to $330,000 to competitors in recognition of their successes during the 2016 season.

“Smooth Operator” Bobby Pierce continued his dominance in the DIRTcar Late Model division. The Danville, Ill. native collected his third straight DIRTcar Late Model National Championship.

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2017 Super DIRTcar Series Buzz

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 13, 2017 – Over the course of the 117-day offseason, a lot can change – some of it surprising, and some far too predictable. One thing is for sure, the Super DIRTcar Series offseason has been abuzz.

The 2017 schedule will have a slightly different feel to it from previous seasons. The Super DIRTcar Series will cover 25 tracks, spanning over six states and two Canadian provinces. The Series will make its return to the 5/8 high-banked dirt oval Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway and the 3/8 semi-banked clay oval Oshweken (Ont. Canada) Speedway. For the first time, the Big-Block Modifieds will take on the newly converted dirt track of Airborne Speedway (Plattsburg, N.Y.) and the fast four-tenths-mile Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.).

The 2016 season was dominated by none other than the now five-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard. Sheppard collected 12 Series wins, breaking the Series record for the most wins in a season. The previous mark was set at 10 by Billy Decker.
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Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 11, 2017 – One of the biggest stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will race full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series come 2017. Sprakers, NY driver Stewart Friesen has partnered with Chris Larsen to create Halmar Friesen Racing for his first full-time foray into NASCAR Racing, he announced Monday. Tommy Baldwin Jr. will be the team’s crew chief.

“We got our feet wet in it last year and the opportunity came to team up with Tommy Baldwin and his operation so it was a no-brainer for us. We combined forces and I’m really looking forward to it,” Friesen said.

Friesen made his NASCAR Truck Series debut last July at Eldora Speedway, NASCAR’s only race on dirt. The ride was supposed to be a one-time deal, but quickly blossomed into five more races for Friesen before the end of 2016. It led to the formation of his new team, which will be based in Mooresville, NC.

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Utica-Rome Speedway Joins DIRTcar in 2017

Speedway set to sanction weekly action for the first time since 2004

VERNON, N.Y. (December 5, 2016) – After a three-year run as a NASCAR home track, the Utica-Rome Speedway is making a change for the upcoming season. The owners of the facility, Bill and Kim Shea, have elected to make a move into the DIRTcar Racing fold. It is the first time in over 10 years that the facility will fly the DIRTcar banner.

“We had a great run with NASCAR but after looking at our options going forward Kim and I think it’s time to try something different,” said speedway owner Bill Shea. “Last season we ran a Super DIRTcar Series event and we had a great response from the fans and the drivers. We want to build upon that for this year. We look forward to furthering the relationship with DIRTcar going forward as we continue to grow Utica-Rome Speedway.”

The speedway and DIRTcar officials have been working behind the scenes over the past few months to iron out the details of the deal. Mike Perrotte, the Director of Series and Sanctioning for DIRTcar Northeast, was excited about finally being able to bring Utica-Rome Speedway into the mix.

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Sheppard Breaks Out The Broom

Nothing says champion like sweeping the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – October 29, 2016 – Matt Sheppard, the driver of the FX Caprara No. 9s Big Block Modified, made a mark in history this weekend as he broke a record and won his fifth Super DIRTcar Series Championship. Sheppard proved once again that he was the man to beat Saturday night during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“This place was so racy tonight,” said Sheppard in victory lane. “These big blocks put on a heck of a show tonight. We were racing two, three, four wide there. Last time we started on the pole and led the whole race. I was happy to get that win and tonight was even more satisfying. Starting in the back a little bit further and driving through the field. I just can’t say enough about this racecar. It was just fantastic.”

Pat Ward and Justin Haers led the 29-car field to the initial green flag. On the drop of the green, a four-car battle for the lead emerged as Ward, Hears, Brett Hearn, and Billy Decker all ran wire-to-wire – until Haers took the lead and pulled away from the field on lap two.

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Sheppard Scores Record Breaking Victory at World Finals

Cruises to eleventh Super DIRTcar Series win

CONCORD, N.C. – October 28, 2016 – Matt Sheppard won his eleventh Super DIRTcar Series feature in style by setting a new series record for the most wins in a season Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals.

Sheppard started off World Finals strong by winning his heat and drawing the pole for the 40-lap main event. It was smooth sailing from there on out.

“This car is awesome,” said Sheppard in victory lane. “It’s been awesome since we got here. We haven’t had to touch a thing on it. When you have a car that good it makes my life easy.

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NAPA Super DIRT Week Returns to Oswego Speedway in 2017

46th Running of Racing’s Biggest Party Will Continue at Oswego Speedway
OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing announced today that NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week will remain at Oswego Speedway in 2017.

After 44 years of running NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the Moody Mile, Racing’s Biggest Party found a new home at Oswego Speedway in 2016. Over the last three months, the historic Oswego Speedway has undergone a major renovation to set the stage for the first NAPA Super DIRT Week away from the fairgrounds. For the first time since 1952, the “Steel Palace” is now covered in over 500 truckloads of clay for this event.

“With support from Governor Cuomo, the State of New York, and incredible fans and sponsors, we are excited to announce that the State of New York has committed the resources that will allow Super DIRT Week to return to Oswego Speedway in 2017,” said DIRTcar Racing CEO Brian Carter. “Over the last several months we’ve developed a great relationship with John and Eric Torrese and their team as we took on an extensive overhaul project to ready the historic Oswego Speedway for Racing’s Biggest Party. The infrastructure is now here, the support from the fans and sponsors has been tremendous, and we look forward to improving on 2016 and making 2017 at Oswego Speedway the best Super DIRT Week yet.”

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Watch Super DIRT Week on DIRTVision MAX

Super DIRT Week is LIVE on DIRTVision MAX, October 6th – 9th at Oswego Speedway! See the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, and DIRTcar Pro Stocks battle it out in Racing’s Biggest Party!

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DIRTcar Nationals Remains at Volusia Speedway Park in February

Volusia Speedway Park Suspends Weekly Racing

CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 3, 2016 – While Volusia Speedway Park announced today that they have suspended weekly racing, DIRTcar Nationals will continue as planned at the 1/2-mile Florida dirt oval February 14-25, 2017.

“We hate to see this happen to Dirt Life Racing and all the Volusia regulars,” said DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter, “but we assure you DIRTcar Nationals will go on as always, and we’re excited about another great year at the fast 1/2-mile.”

“With circumstances beyond our control. VSP would like to announce with a heavy heart that we have closed the doors,” reads a note from Wendi Underwood on the speedway website. “I want to say how thankful I am for the past 4 wonderful years.”

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Sheppard Scores $17,500 Victory at Lebanon Valley

Captures his first Mr. Dirt Track USA 100

WEST LEBANON, N.Y – Sept. 1, 2016 – Matt Sheppard made a late race charge by Kenny Tremont Jr. and set his No. 9s machine on cruise control at Lebanon Valley Speedway for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Mr. Dirt Track USA 100.
After Sheppard took a wild ride at Canandaigua on Saturday totaling his car, his team was able to regroup in no time to take the checkers Thursday night and capture the $17,500 victory. “I can’t thank enough people. Bicknell practically built this racecar in a day; the lettering guy lettered it the day we picked it up. Every one of the manufacturers stepped right out,” Sheppard said. “This thing didn’t miss a beat tonight. This is what championships are made of. It was a big turning point from Saturday to tonight. Our season could have gone down hill in a hurry but instead we’re sitting here in victory lane at Lebanon Valley.”
The Valley’s regulars, Tremont Jr. and Keith Flach started the 32-car field to the initial green. Tremont jumped out early to a sizable lead.

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Mr. DIRTcar Home Track Championship Standings

Current Point Standings as of Aug. 29, 2016

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 29, 2016 -The Mr. DIRTcar Home Track program is in its final week of the point’s battle in all four DIRTcar divisions for the Mr. DIRTcar Home Track Championship standings. All DIRTcar track points and Mr. DIRTcar points end Monday, Sept. 5th. All bonus points will be issued next week to all DIRTcar licensed members. All non-members will not earn track bonus points. DIRTcar memberships had to be purchased by Aug. 1st in order to qualify for the bonus points. With the incredible points battle between all DIRTcar divisions who will be taking the checkers and be titled Mr. DIRTcar Home Track Champion?
Number of DIRTcar sanctioned tracks for each division:
8 – Big Block Modified tracks
8 – 358 Small Block Modified tracks
15 – Sportsman Modified tracks
9 – Pro-Stock tracks

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This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Gets Set for Lucrative Holiday Weekend

The series heads to Lebanon Valley and Weedsport

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 28, 2016 -The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be back in action this week as they head to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 1 paying a hefty $17,500 to the winner and to Weedsport Speedway on Monday, Sept. 5 paying $7,500 to the winner for a lucrative Labor Day weekend.
“We are all looking forward to a very big Labor Day weekend starting off with the prestigious Mr. Dirt Track USA race at Howie Commander’s Lebanon Valley Speedway and ending at a MAVTV televised event at one of the nicest tracks in the country, Weedsport Speedway,” said Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar North East Series Director.

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The Week Ahead: Decker Discusses His Season

Super DIRTcar Series is off until Thursday, Sept. 1

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 21, 2016 – Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen are leading the way in the championship standings but it’s the “Franklin Flyer” Billy Decker who is currently sitting third in points hoping to gain ground heading into September.
As Decker looks to gain ground he tells us how his Page Trucking No. 91 team has been doing this season.
How is the new team combination going with you and car owner Mike Payne?
“It’s going well. Obviously, I’d like to win a little bit more, but overall it’s going well.”

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This Week Ahead: Sportsman Series Teams Can Qualify for Crate Motor Lottery

602 GM crate engine giveaway

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 14, 2016 – DIRTcar and Chevy Performance will once again be giving away a 602 GM crate engine with a drawing for eligible Sportsman Series competitors at the 2016 Awards Banquet.

Twelve drivers will have their name entered into the lottery after each Sportsman Series event. When the points are updated after each race, the drivers that hold the top twelve spots in the latest series standings qualify.

There are no limitations on the number of times a driver can have their name “thrown in the hat.” There are 16 point-counting races in the DIRTcar NE Sportsman Series. If a competitor is in the top 12 in points after each event, their name will be entered in the lottery 16 times.

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This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Invades Weedsport

Celebrates racing legends with Hall of Fame 100

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 7, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be making their first appearance at Weedsport Speedway this season onTuesday, Aug. 9 for the illustrious Hall of Fame 100. The Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 25th annual induction ceremonies the night prior to the Hall of Fame 100 on Monday, Aug. 8.

So far there have been 22 Hall of Fame races, 12 different winners and seven repeat winners. There are three drivers who are currently tied with the most Hall of Fame wins: Danny Johnson, Billy Decker and Matt Sheppard who all have three wins each.

The 2015 Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 saw Sheppard take home the $10,000 victory over Jimmy Phelps and Tim Fuller.

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This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Takes On Quebec

The series heads to Autodrome Granby and Autodrome Drummond this week

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – July 24, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds head north of the border this week for the second time this season as the series takes on Autodrome Granby on Monday, July 25 and Autodrome Drummond on Tuesday, July 26.

The series rolls north after a blockbuster week of events at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway in Ohio. Tim Fuller and Matt Sheppard both found their way back to victory lane. Jimmy Phelps picked up his first victory of the season.

All three of this week’s winners look to continue momentum in Quebec. Last year at Granby Sheppard finished 3rd, Fuller finished 9th, and Phelps finished 10th. At Drummond, Sheppard finished 2nd, Phelps finished 4th, and Fuller finished 21st.

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Jimmy Phelps Untouchable at Sharon Speedway

Takes home first series win of the season

HARTFORD, O.H.July 21, 2016 – Jimmy Phelps proved that his J&B Installations, Inc. No. 98h team had what it took as he was untouchable in the return of the Super DIRTcar SeriesBig-Block Modifieds 100-lap feature at Sharon Speedway.

“I had no idea but I got nervous there in the end with all of those yellows happening with twenty to go,” Phelps said in victory lane. “The tires started to cool off and I didn’t know how good the guys were behind me. We started slip-sliding around there but we’ve been good here since we unloaded today.”

Ryan Watt and Ryan Susice were the ones to bring the field to the green. Watt’s pole position was short lived as Susice took the lead by the time they scored lap one.

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