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FloSports Expands Racing Coverage with Super DIRTcar Series on FloRacing

FloSports enters exclusive multi-year agreement with DIRTcar Racing to air Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified events.

AUSTIN, TX — February 13, 2018 — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced a multi-year agreement with DIRTcar Racing to exclusively live stream Super DIRTcar Series events, including Super DIRT Week, one of the largest motorsports events in the country, on FloRacing, as well as the FloSports app on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.

As part of the agreement, FloSports will air 20 nights of racing accounting for over 100 hours of live coverage, including 12 regular season Super DIRTcar Series events, as well as NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII in its entirety, featuring all cars and classes from Oct. 3-7, 2018, at Oswego Speedway. Additionally, FloSports will stream the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified portion of the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 1-3, 2018, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“Each year, hundreds of thousands of passionate and dedicated fans attend Super DIRTcar Series events,” FloSports SVP Rights and Acquisition Strategy, Adam Fenn, said. “As one of the leading motorsports sanctioning bodies in the world, our partnership with DIRTcar Racing will spotlight racing teams and drivers on a whole new level. Combining our in-depth storytelling with up-to-the-minute news coverage, racing fans have unprecedented access to this series, its drivers and the ongoing coverage and context that threads the season together and makes it compelling.”

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Volusia Speedway Park Ready to Celebrate 50 Years of Racing

50 Strong Years
Through countless transformations, Volusia Speedway Park has remained at the heart of racing

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 5, 2018 – When race fans make their annual visit to Central Florida in early February to kick off another race season, at first glance they may notice a new look to the storied facility which is home to the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals, but that isn’t out of the ordinary at a speedway that has undergone numerous transformations throughout its 50 years of existence. One thing that won’t change are the 12 straight nights of racing action and the comradery that comes with it from February 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park.

When the gates swing open at Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals on the first Tuesday in February, the 2018 racing season will officially begin, and the World’s Fastest Half Mile will pop the top on the tracks 50th year of racing.

“There are not many marquee events that you can count on,” said retired NASCAR driver and dirt racing enthusiast Kenny Wallace. “You’ve got Eldora, Knoxville, World Finals – but DIRTcar Nationals is one-, two-week marquee event that you can count on. You know it’s going to be there every year.” Continue reading ‘Volusia Speedway Park Ready to Celebrate 50 Years of Racing’

Super DIRTcar Series, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stock 2018 Schedules Announced

New Super DIRTcar Series Dates and Changes to the DIRTcar Hometrack Program Strengthens Dirt Racing in the Northeast
Big-Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stock 2018 schedules announced

CONCORD, NC – Dec. 1, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is excited to announce its 2018 schedule along with the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, and Pro Stocks. A total of 27 tracks will see action in 2018 from February through November across the four DIRTcar Racing divisions.
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The premier dirt racing series in the Northeast, the Super DIRTcar Series, will make its annual pilgrimage to DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park to celebrate the Speedway’s 50th year of racing and unofficially kick off the season with a non-points event. The Super DIRTcar Series will benefit from the new expanded event schedule with the Big-Block Modifieds in action for five straight nights from Tuesday to Saturday, Feb. 13-17.

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Champions Honored at DIRTcar Northeast Banquet

Yetman, Marcuccilli, Bernard and Sheppard Crowned

SYRACUSE, NY – Nov. 20, 2017 – The Northeast DIRTcar Racing industry gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the many accomplishments throughout the 2017 racing season, handing out over $200,000 dollars and special awards while honoring the champions for another great season.

The Night of Champions kicked off with the acknowledgment of the many tracks, sponsors, and teams that gathered in the banquet hall at the Holiday Inn in Central New York.

A very special recognition was made for Bear Ridge (VT) Speedway and the Elms family were honored as Bear Ridge Speedway celebrated its 50th year of operation.

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Transforming the Steel Palace to the Clay Palace

CONCORD, NC – Sept. 11, 2017 – As soon as Oswego Speedway closed its doors on the 2017 season last week, DIRTcar Racing crews began the arduous task of once again taking the historic speedway back to its dirt-racing roots, transforming the Steel Palace to a Clay Palace for Racing’s Biggest Party. For the second straight year, Oswego Speedway will host NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week from October 1- 8, 2017.

This year, officials gained access to the facility two weeks earlier than last year in order to prepare a better racing surface and ensure the best NAPA Super DIRT Week ever.

Last week crews got busy skirting the asphalt with jersey barriers to increase the height of the famous inside steel wall. Then, during the weekend, multiple truckloads of mulch were laid down over the asphalt track to preserve the racing surface, help with necessary drainage, and simplify the impending clean-up process.
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Hearn Uses Home Track Advantage To Win Mr. DIRT Track USA & End Series Winless Streak

It was just over two years to the day that Brett Hearn last stood in victory lane on the Super DIRTcar Series. Who would have thought he’d go winless since the August 2015 tour stop at Cornwall. Well, that all changed on Thursday night with a dominant performance in Lebanon Valley’s Mr. DIRT Track USA.
Hearn, who will be crowned champion at the Valley for yet another year on Saturday night, took the lead from Eddie Marshall with a power move from fourth to first on lap 18 and was never really challenged again as he went on to grab the $17,500 payday.

“They say if you’re gonna break out of a slump, you might as well win the one that pays the most money,” Hearn said with a laugh. “What a hot rod man. This car was so good tonight.”

The Sussex, NJ driver took his time early in the event, using patience until the time was right to strike.

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Super DIRTcar, ESS Labor Day Double Play is NEXT

SDS Big Blocks, ESS Sprints, DIRTcar Pro Stocks ALL in action September 4!

WEEDSPORT, NY (August 21, 2017) – Weedsport Speedway will celebrate Labor Day Weekend in style on Monday, September 4 featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, the ESS Sprint Car 360 Open, and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series in the ‘Labor Day Double Play’ at The Port presented by Parts Plus and powered by Wix Filters.

The trifecta of action will be highlighted by the second stop of the season by the Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks, who first visited Weedsport back on July 11 for the Hall of Fame 100. That event was a barn burner, won by Stewart Friesen, and the same action is again expected on September 4.

Friesen will once again look to tame the Super DIRTcar Series faithful including Billy Decker, Larry Wight, Brett Hearn, Pat Ward, Matt Sheppard, Tim Fuller, Max McLaughlin, Jimmy Phelps, Peter Britten, and more as they race for the top prize of $7,500.
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Super DIRTcar Series at Merrittville Speedway Postponed to August 9

CONCORD, NC – August 7, 2017 – Tonight’s Super DIRTcar Series Bob St. Amand Memorial 100 at Merrittville Speedway has been postponed due to afternoon rain and a forecast for inclement weather at the racetrack. The event will now take place on Wednesday, August 9.
“The forecast for heavy rain this evening does not make for ideal race conditions for such a big event,” said Super DIRTcar Series director Mike Perrotte. “We are glad we could work with Don Spiece and his Merrittville Speedway staff to reschedule the Bob St. Amand Memorial 100. It is an important event to the Super DIRTcar Series and we are excited to race on Wednesday night.”
The Super DIRTcar Series now heads to Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, NY on Tuesday, August 8 for the 33rd Summer Nationals before returning to Merrittville the following night.

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Super DIRTcar Series at Cornwall Rescheduled for September 17

Series Heads to Eastern Ontario Track for 17th Straight Season

CONCORD, NC – July 24, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is pleased to announce it has rescheduled its event at Cornwall Motor Speedway for Sunday, September 17. The event was originally scheduled for July 9, but was postponed due to rain. The rescheduling ensures the Super DIRTcar Series will return to Cornwall for the 17th straight season.

“We are very excited we could work with the Super DIRTcar Series to reschedule this event,” said Cornwall Motor Speedway promoter Raymond Lavergne. “We know our fans like being able to see the best Big-Block Modified drivers in the world at Cornwall. Each year the Big-Blocks put on a great show and we can’t wait to see what the stars do again in September.”

The Super DIRTcar Series is now set for a tripleheader weekend in September. The Series will visit Brewerton Speedway on Friday, September 15 before heading north to Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, NY on Saturday, September 16. The following night, the Series will make the short trip across the St. Lawrence River for a stop at Cornwall. Continue reading ‘Super DIRTcar Series at Cornwall Rescheduled for September 17’

Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Drummond Postponed to July 26

CONCORD, NC – July 24, 2017 – Tonight’s Super DIRTcar Series event at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, QC has been postponed due to a forecast for rain and continued inclement weather at the racetrack. The race will now take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

“The grounds are already wet, and a forecast for continued rain does not provide adequate racing conditions for tonight’s event,” said Super DIRTcar Series director Mike Perrotte. “It was important to us and to Yan Bussiere and his staff at Autodrome Drummond to reschedule this event. We know how much the fans in Quebec love to see the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds each season.”

Fans with further questions, including tickets and schedule information, should direct them to the Autodrome Drummond office by calling (819) 474-2222 or (819) 470-0636, or by visiting

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Billy Decker Dominates at Eldora for Tuesday Night Tailgate Win

Veteran Driver Earns Third Win of 2017, 68th Career Series Victory
ROSSBURG, OH – July 18, 2017 – Billy Decker started on the pole and dominated all 75 laps on a very fast track to win the Super DIRTcar Series Tuesday Night Tailgate at Eldora Speedway. Decker had to outrun second-starting Pat Ward on a number of mid-race restarts and a final one with 12 laps remaining to earn his Series-leading third victory of the season. The win was also the 68th in Decker’s Super DIRTcar Series career.
“I really wanted a win at one of the marquee speedways,” Decker said following the win. “It’s big, It feels really good.”
Ward had to be strong in his own right to hold off Matt Sheppard who survived a furious and chaotic battle inside the top-five to claim the final spot on the podium. Brett Hearn and Peter Britten rounded out the top-five.

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Local Talent Looks to Battle Super DIRTcar Series Stars at Autodrome Drummond

CONCORD, NC – July 13, 2017 – One of the most popular stops on the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Tour is the annual summer trip to the beautiful province of Quebec with back-to-back stops at Autodrome Drummond and Autodrome Granby with Drummondville being the first stop on Monday, July 24.

Current Drummond track points leader and 2017 Feature winner Steve Bernard is looking forward to this stop at one of his local tracks. ”We are confident in our equipment. We had our motor refreshed in preparation for Volusia,” mentioned Bernard, who ran his Nokian Tires #54 Big-Block Modified at Airborne Park Speedway last week, bringing home a solid eighth-place finish. ”We hoped to use Airborne and Cornwall [which was rained out] to get some laps on the car and get ready for the Quebec tour.”

Bernard believes that to collect a podium finish at Drummond in the Super DIRTcar Series, he must have a good start. Being good early in the night is the key to success. ”We need to be fast in time trials and our heat in order to secure a good starting spot in the Feature. If we do that, our chances are better to accomplish a good result.”
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Friesen Edges McCreadie by a Nose at Hall of Fame 100

Stewart Friesen picks up second Super DIRTcar Series win of the season at Weedsport Speedway
WEEDSPORT, NY – July 11, 2017 – On a night that honored Northeast Dirt Modifieds new hall of famers, it was potentially two-future Hall of Famers that battled it out for 100-laps in the Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway. Tim McCreadie and Stewart Friesen were the class of the field but in the end, it was Friesen who edged out McCreadie for his second Super DIRTcar Series win by a half-car length at the line and to come home $10,000-dollars richer.
On Monday evening, the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame inducted it’s 2017 class which included active drivers, Alan Johnson and Steve Paine along with pioneer Freddy Adam’s.
Fittingly on the night after being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Alan Johnson and Steve Paine would roll off for the 100-lap Feature event side-by-side in the 10th-row. Johnson would bring home his No. 14J with a 14th-place finish while Paine, who was in the Matt Sheppard No. 7x came home with a 12th-place finish.

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Super DIRTcar Series Rained Out at Cornwall

CONCORD, NC. – July 9, 2017 – Due to afternoon thunderstorms and heavy rain at the racetrack, the Super DIRTcar Series has postponed tonight’s event at Cornwall Motor Speedway. Super DIRTcar Series officials are working with track officials to find a suitable make-up date for the event.
Fans with any advance ticket purchases should direct all questions to Cornwall Motor Speedway by calling (613) 938-3945.
The Super DIRTcar Series will resume racing on Tuesday, July 11 at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NYfor the Hall of Fame 100. For advanced reserved seats and event information, visit

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New York Number: Friesen Flies to Victory at Utica-Rome

Sprakers, NY Driver Scores First Win of 2017 in New Yorker 100
VERNON, NY – July 2, 2017 – Stewart Friesen took the lead from Pat Ward on lap 55 with a pass in the slick outside lane after a lap 45 restart and withstood a fury of action, including a pair of red flags in the final 25 laps to win the New Yorker 100 at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night. It was the first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season for the Sprakers, NY native and the 24th of his career to give him sole possession of 11th on the Series all-time wins list.
“What a race car, wow,” Friesen said in Victory Lane. “This Halmar team just worked so hard to be better on these slick tracks.”
The track was especially slick for the New Yorker 100, despite the excessive amount of rain over the last month in the area. After setting the Pole Position Raceway Fast Time and then winning his heat, Matt Sheppard pulled the pole for the 100-lap main event.
Sheppard came to the green flag with Max McLaughlin on the outside of the front row. The Waterloo, NY native Sheppard took the early lead while Ward, who is a weekly regular at Utica-Rome along with Sheppard, quickly jumped into third behind third-starting Billy Decker.
Decker kept pace with the Series point leader after they caught lapped traffic on lap 15 and on lap 37 drove to the outside of Sheppard for the lead in turn three. Off of turn four, Decker crossed lanes and raced inside of Sheppard in turn one and completed the pass exiting turn two to lead lap 38.

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Stewart Friesen Wins Wild New Yorker 100 at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON, NY- After a rough couple of days with the weather that included over four inches of rain, a tornado touchdown a quarter mile away, and localized flooding, Utica-Rome Speedway was greeted by sunny skies this past Sunday, July 2.  A blockbuster show presented by Clinton Tractor and Wilber-Duck Chevrolet featured the Super DIRTcar Series Modified Series New Yorker 100 that saw XXX get the win.  Chuck Hebing won the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint 25-lap battle over Danny Varin, but it was Varin who took the Donath MotorWorx ESS Speedweek war as he was crowned the champion of the five-race series.  Stewart Friesen won the firework filled New Yorker with Chuck Hebing taking the ESS Speedweek finale.  Mark Effner took home his first ever Broedel Energy Sportsman win.
Defending Utica-Rome Speedway Modified champion Matt Sheppard and Max McLaughlin led the 30-car Super DIRTcar Series New Yorker 100 field to the green with Sheppard grabbing the early lead.  The early portion of the race went incident free as Sheppard tried to pull away from the field, but third place starter Billy Decker kept pace with him.  As the duo started to reach lapped traffic, Sheppard show his mastery of the Vernon oval as he used the lap cars to stretch his lead over Decker.  With 25 laps complete, the leaderboard showed Sheppard over Decker, Pat Ward, Tim Fuller, and Stewart Friesen.
Decker would not let Sheppard out of his sights as the veteran driver began to close the gap and on lap 37, Decker would get alongside Sheppard for the lead.  Contact with lapped car slowed Sheppard’s pace enough to allow Decker to grab the top spot on lap 38.  The complexion of the race took on a new look a lap later as Sheppard slowed with a left front flat tire, bringing out the caution.

Decker Dashes to Ultimate Outlaw 100 Win at Outlaw Speedway

Second Win of the Season for Unadilla, NY Driver

DUNDEE, NY – June 20, 2017 – Billy Decker used the outside lane to take the lead from Larry Wight on a lap 68 restart and then fended off numerous challenges from reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard over the final 20 laps to win the Ultimate Outlaw 100 at Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday night.
Decker was strong in lapped traffic and had to utilize both the inside and outside lanes over the final 15 laps to get his second victory of the season in the Series’ first visit to the Dundee, NY track since 1990 when it was known as Black Rock Speedway.
“This Paige Trucking car was really good,” Decker said in Victory Lane. “MPR racing works really hard on this thing and gave me a rocketship tonight. We were pretty good putting in some time and then had a really good restart with Larry (Wight). He left me a lane and I got to the lead.”

$10,000-to-Win On The Line at Big Show 9

Brett Hearn Brings New Elements to 2017 Edition
CONCORD, N.C. – June 16, 2017 – On the 2017 Super DIRTcar Series schedule, Brett Hearn’s Big Show 9 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway appears the same as every other race. But make no mistake; the 100-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Tuesday, June 27 is one of the biggest on the schedule this season and a race that drivers make sure they can attend.
 “It’s kind of a fun diversion for me personally to put that show together and make some big things happen,” Hearn said. “Like every year, we have some pretty cool plans to make the show feel different than it does on a Friday night. I’ve tried to create an event that somebody marks on their calendar back in January or February and says “that’s a race I have to be at.”
The ninth edition of Hearn’s Big Show will feature an autograph session from 5:00pm to 6:00pm with Super DIRTcar Series and Albany-Saratoga drivers as well as Ms. Motorsports 2017 Taylor Albert and 1991 Midi Miller.

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Alan Johnson Leads Super DIRTcar Series to Outlaw Speedway

Series Invades Dundee, NY Track on June 20
CONCORD, N.C. – June 15, 2017 – When the Super DIRTcar Series takes on Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday, June 20 for the Ultimate Outlaw 100, it will be a home game for full-time Series Driver Alan Johnson. The Middlesex, NY native races weekly on Friday nights at Outlaw, which could offer him a slight advantage entering the event.
The one-third mile track isn’t the trickiest track the Series will visit in 2017, but knowing its quirks could play to the advantage of the hometown regulars, including Johnson.
“It’s a pretty basic track,” Johnson said. “Turn two narrows a little bit. The wall comes up a little quick if you’re up on the outside.”

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Sheppard Out-Duels Hearn for Five Mile Point Victory

Reigning Series Champion Earns First Win of 2017
KIRKWOOD, NY – June 11, 2017 – Matt Sheppard took the lead from Tyler Siri on lap 16 and then held off polesitter Brett Hearn throughout a flurry of late-race restarts to win the Modified 67 at Five Mile Point Speedway on Sunday night. The Waterloo, NY native had to be strong in all aspects of the race as he raced from the sixth starting position to overtake Siri and never looked back despite Hearn’s numerous attempts to take over the top spot.
“This thing was spot on right from the drop of the green,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “I could just drive it straight around the racetrack like I was on the highway. It was just great from lap one. I didn’t really like seeing all those caution, but just tried to kept it straight and luckily kept enough tire and brought it back to Victory Lane.”

Sheppard’s first win this season was also the 48th of his career with the Super DIRTcar Series and it was one he had to earn. Jimmy Phelps completed the podium behind Hearn. Continue reading ‘Sheppard Out-Duels Hearn for Five Mile Point Victory’

Big Block/Small Block Challenge Next on Sunday, June 4

$3,000 to Win – 50 Laps – Big Blocks vs. Small Blocks at The Port

WEEDSPORT, NY (May 16, 2017) – The second major weekend of action on Weedsport Speedway’s 2017 racing schedule will pit Big Block and Small Block Modifieds against one another in the Big Block/Small Block Challenge at The Port on Sunday, June 4.

Paying $3,000 to the winner, the 50-lap challenge event will be the featured main event on the night’s racing card accompanied by the always exciting Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series.

Racing will begin at 6 p.m.
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Ryan Watt Earns First Career Super DIRTcar Series Win

Bridgeport Champion Defends Home Turf
SWEDESBORO, NJ – May 17, 2017 – Ryan Watt inherited the lead when Rick Laubach suffered a flat tire on lap 10 and dominated the remaining 50 laps to earn his first career Super DIRTcar Series win in the Friends of Mike ‘The Finale’ Feature at Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday night.
Watt, a native of Boyertown, PA, and the reigning Bridgeport track champion, defended his home turf while earning the 811 Dig Safely New York redraw bonus for holding off Billy Pauch and Stewart Friesen to win from the eighth starting position.
“I can’t thank my crew enough,” Watt said in Victory Lane. “We wanted to run this Bicknell (Racing Products) car and we were waiting for the Enders motor. We got the call last week that it was done and made a trip up to Brewerton. We came home Saturday and the guys busted their butts to get this thing together. Who would have thought it would end this way?”

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Super DIRTcar Series Takes On Weedsport

Big-Block Monday Marks Third Points Event of 2017
CONCORD, NC – May 12, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series will make its first of three visits to Weedsport (NY) Speedway on May 22 for Big-Block Monday. The takeover of the pristine 3/8-mile oval marks the third points event on the Series’ 2017 schedule.
The grounds of Weedsport Speedway are home to Heinke Baldwin Racing teammates Jimmy Phelps and Max McLaughlin. Now in his second full-time season with the Super DIRTcar Series, the 17-year-old McLaughlin is chasing his first career win on the tour. McLaughlin, who works out of the HBR shop and at the track at Weedsport, knows every inch of the world-class facility. Literally.
“I painted all of the walls at the racetrack Thursday,” McLaughlin said. “We’re working on the track to make it the best possible for the fans.”

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Super DIRTcar Series Returns to Bridgeport May 16

First Series Race at New Jersey Track Since 2005

CONCORD, N.C. – May 5, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will head south in two weeks time for the second points event of 2017 and their only stop in New Jersey this season. Bridgeport Speedway is set to host the Super DIRTcar Series for the first time since 2005 in the Friends of Mike Finale on May 16.

The 60-lap Tuesday night showdown at the Swedesboro, NJ track is a landmark race not only as the Series makes its return, but also as the 12th and final Friends of Mike event. Bridgeport Speedway General Manager Danny Serrano has promoted the race since 2006 in honor of his late friend Mike Rogie.

Serrano and Rogie became friends while attending New Egypt Speedway as fans. When Rogie was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2005, Serrano and his racing friends began planning a race in Rogie’s name.
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2017 Super DIRTcar Series Partners Announced

CONCORD, NC. – May 2, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is pleased to announce their list of marketing partners for the 2017 season. A list that features 17 of the industry-leading brands.

The Super DIRTcar Series, the nation’s premier touring Big-Block Modified Series, kicked-off the 2017 points campaign on Saturday, April 29 when the Series visited the high-banks of Fulton Speedway. Over the course of the eight-month points season, 16 full-time drivers will be vying for the Series championship.

“It’s refreshing to see all the marketing partners that have come onboard to support DIRTcar Racing and Super DIRT Series,” said Series Director Mike Perrotte. “We feel this is a great opportunity for our partners to showcase their brands and get up close and personal with not only our racers but the fans.”

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Matt Sheppard Takes First Utica-Rome Speedway Win of the Season, Rocky Warner and Robbie Speed Take Big Super DIRTcar Series Wins

VERNON, NY — On a bitter cold spring evening this past Sunday, April 30, the fans were treated to another exciting night of action on Wilber-Duck Chevrolet night that saw some late-race fireworks and late race charges to the win. Matt Sheppard found himself in familiar territory as he took the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified win while Rocky Warner made a late race pass of leader Dave Marcuccilli to win the DIRTcar Sportsman Series event. Another last lap pass by Robbie Speed brought him another win as he took the checkered in the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series feature event.

Steve Paine and Mike Maresca led the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance 30 lap main event with Maresca grabbing the initial lead. A lap three caution brought the field back together and the restart, it third place starter Marc Johnson sweeping by the top two to take over the top spot. Johnson would hold onto that spot while Maresca, Robbie Bellinger, and Alan Johnson were battling for the podium positions. By lap seven, defending track champion Matt Sheppard broke into the top five after 12th and was looking for more. Another caution slowed the field again on lap 10 with Marc Johnson still the leader with Maresca, Alan Johnson, Sheppard, and Bellinger still showing in the top five on the scoreboard.

Maresca regained the lead on the restart, dropping Marc Johnson to second, with Johnson battling back to lead lap 13. Maresca powered back by to again lead on lap 14 with Sheppard following him through to grab the second position. Sheppard’s charge was not over as he slipped by Maresca to grab the lead on lap 17 and he immediately began to pull away. With 20 laps complete, Sheppard was showing the way with Maresca, Marc Johnson, rookie Claude Hutchings Jr., and Alan Johnson chasing.
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Decker Scores Third-Straight Highbank Hold-Up Win at Fulton

Sheppard earns runner-up spot after starting 11th

FULTON, NY – April 29, 2017 – Billy Decker raced from the sixth-starting position to take the lead from outside polesitter Brett Hearn on lap 46 and held off a surging Matt Sheppard to claim his third straight Highbank Holdup 100 victory with the Super DIRTcar Series at FultonSpeedway on Saturday night.
After taking the lead, Decker battled through lapped traffic to build a lead over Hearn. He then had to contend with Sheppard, who rallied from the 11th starting spot to take the runner-up position on lap 56. Decker defended against the reigning champion’s efforts, particularly over the final 10 laps, to secure his first Series win since last year’s edition of the event on April 30, 2016.
“It was tough sledding,” Decker said of the battles throughout the race. “I think if you were rolling you could go pretty good. Matt (Sheppard) came a long way and there was a lot of dicing. I could really carry some speed through the center of the turn and I think that’s what did it.”

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Fulton Speedway – Highbank Holdup Night 2 Quick Results

Highbank Holdup Day #2 Quick Results Presented By TK99 Classic Rock

(Modified Super DIRTcar Series Highbank Holdup 100 Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Brett Hearn, Larry Wight, Billy Dunn, Billy Whittaker, Alan Johnson, Stewart Friesen, Erick Rudolph, Tom Sears Jr., Pat Ward, Tim Fuller, Bobby Varin, Peter Britten, Brandon Walters, Mike Mahaney, Max McLaughlin, Rich Scagliotta, Keith Flach, Michael Maresca, Tim Sears Jr., Chris Hile, Rob Bellinger, Danny Varin, Mike Bowman, Carey Terrance, Yan Bussiere, Chad Phelps, Gary Tomkins.

(Cars Entered) – 42

(Tom Juno Power Seal Driveway Sealer $100 Hard Charger) – Alan Johnson.

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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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