Danny Johnson sweeps Brockville’s Fall Nationals, winning Saturday’s Super DIRTcar Series 100-lapper
Billy Decker finishes third to cling to a narrow point lead over Matt Sheppard
BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson made history Saturday night, becoming the first Modified driver to sweep Brockville Ontario Speedway’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre. Johnson wheeled the Traction Grabber No. 27J to victory lane Friday night in the 100-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature race, and followed it up the next night with a win in the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature event.
“It’s a fantastic track for us. It’s really working really well for us,” said Johnson, whose victory Saturday was his fourth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2014. “I just had a great hot rod. The car is two years old and it’s just a great running car for us.”
The Rochester, N.Y., driver started on the pole, but it was local runner Brian MacDonald, of Cornwall, Ontario, who took the lead at the green flag. Johnson stayed at his tail and reclaimed the position off a lap-29 restart. MacDonald refused to let up, staying at Johnson’s rear bumper the remaining 71 laps, but wasn’t able to make the pass.
Friesen Blasts Around Syracuse Mile To Score Third Career Syracuse 200 Triumph
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 around a quarter-mile bullring.
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 24-car field to score a dramatic win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Saturday’s Big Block Modified Win and You’re In victory put Susice back on track, giving him a starting spot for the biggest race of his career.
“This whole weekend has been a whirlwind for us,” commented Susice, who was ecstatic to have joined the Syracuse 200 field. “I don’t even know how to begin to express it. I never thought in a million years I’d be here. We couldn’t do it financially for our small block cars, and I’ve only run a Big Block a few times.”