Sheppard Breaks Out The Broom
Nothing says champion like sweeping the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
By Mandee Pauch
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.”Read more: Sheppard Breaks Out The Broom
Sheppard Scores Record Breaking Victory at World Finals
Cruises to eleventh Super DIRTcar Series win
by Mandee Pauch
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.Read more: Sheppard Scores Record Breaking Victory at World Finals
Clean Sweep For Rudolph
Takes home first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season
By Mandee Pauch
BROCKVILLE, ONT. –Oct. 15, 2016 – Erick Rudolph made a clean sweep during Brockville Ontario Speedway’s Fall Nationals as he picked up Friday nights DIRTcar Small Block Modified feature and Saturday nights Super DIRTcar Series feature, both in his No. 62 Small Block Modified.
“I was behind Friesen for ten or fifteen laps or so,” Rudolph said. “I was able to get around him a little bit before halfway. The track took some rubber. Then the lap cars came involved. I kept my nose clean. Towards the end of the race we had some restarts where we were able to keep her out front.”Read more: Clean Sweep For Rudolph
Friesen Wins Inaugural Bud Light 200 to Earn Fifth NAPA Super DIRT Week Victory
Makes a late race pass to pick up his fifth win
OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oct. 9 2016 – Stewart Friesen is no stranger at doing the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week roof dance, which he did as he picked up his fifth NAPA Super DIRT Week victory Sunday night at Oswego Speedway. Friesen closed the books at Syracuse with a win last year and made history this year with the first ever dirt win at Oswego Speedway in the Halmar International No. 44 Big Block Modified.
“I’ll tell you what, my guys worked so hard. The Halmar racing team did a great job. I have great teammates,” Friesen said in victory lane. “I want to thank everyone for supporting this event. The track conditions were challenging, but that was an exciting race. Just standing up here on this thing with all of the great guys that won the Classic and the modified races is pretty damn cool. It’s a dream come true. It’s so surreal. I have to thank all of my people who got me to this point."Read more: Friesen Wins Bud Light 200
Chris Hile Picks Up Win-And-You’re-In Victory
Receives guaranteed starting spot in Bud Light 200
FULTON, N.Y. – Oct. 8th 2016 – Chris Hile takes home a smooth victory by winning the Win-And-You’re-In feature at Fulton Speedway Saturday night locking him into the 41st position of the Bud Light 200 at Oswego Speedway for Super DIRT Week.
The annual Kenny Wallace Racing Experience Win-And-You’re-In race at Fulton Speedway is a part of Super DIRT Week which guarantees the winner a starting spot in the distinguished Bud Light 200 at Oswego Speedway.
Hile has competed in the Win-And-You’re-In race for several years and finally captured his first victory Saturday night. “You know it’s really neat. First and foremost hats off to the track crew. They did an amazing job to get the track done for us,” Hile said in victory lane.
First 30 Spots Locked in for Sunday's Bud Light 300
Varin, Friesen and Haers dominate Friday Night Lights Triple 30s
OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2016 — Camping World Friday Night Lights came to a head almost an hour into Saturday with the culmination of the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Triple 30s that locked in another 24 spots for Sunday's Bud Light 300, the flagship of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.
On Thursday, the first six spots were sealed during the Big Block Modified Time Trials: Matt Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Justin Haers, Danny Varin, Carey Terrence, and Brett Hearn. And unlike the Sportsman division — in which only one of the guaranteed-spot drivers chose to run the Triple 15s — all of the drivers ran in the Triple 30s. Varin and Haers each picked up wins, along with $4,000 checks.
Matt Sheppard Scores the Pole for Sunday’s Bud Light 300
OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 6, 2016 — Super DIRTcar Series points leader Matt Sheppard was the only Big-Block Modified driver to break into the 22-second bracket on Thursday with a lap time of 22.783 seconds, earning him the Pole Position Raceway Fast Time Award and the pole for the Bud Light 300 on Sunday for the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.
Sixty-one Big-Block Modifieds took part in Thursday’s time trials, which locked in the top six to the starting line-up for the Bud Light 300 and the line-up for Friday night’s Triple 30s: Matt Sheppard, Tim McCreadle, Justin Haers, Danny Varin, Carey Terrance, and Brett Hearn.
Phelps Fights For Win at Fonda
Snags second series victory of the season
By Mandee Pauch
FONDA, N.Y. - Sept. 24, 2016 – Jimmy Phelps battled hard for his victory Saturday night in the Mohawk Valley 100 at Fonda Speedway as he took the checkered to grab his second Super DIRTcar Series win of the year and his first ever victory at Fonda Speedway.
“I think this is my first top five here,” said Phelps with a big grin on his face. “You know it was funny. I felt pretty good in qualifying but we were a few tenths off and I figured it had to of been me so I went out there and I just ran as hard as I could. I didn’t know if we could hang on but I knew my car was pretty good.”Read more: Phelps Fights For Win at Fonda
Danny Johnson is King of the Hill
Picks up first series win of the season
By Mandee Pauch
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Sept. 17, 2016 – Danny Johnson picked up his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in the Shakelton Auto and Truck Parts No. 27J and collected his 80th series win Saturday night at Weedsport Speedway. Johnson battled Tim Fuller early for the lead but sailed away to take the King of the Hill 100 and take home the $10,000 payday over Matt Sheppard and Fuller.Read more: Danny Johnson is King of the Hill
Sheppard Exorcises The Demon
Wins tenth Super DIRTcar Series race of the year
By Mandee Pauch
BREWERTON, N.Y. - Sept. 16, 2016 – Super Matt Sheppard… is there anymore I need to say? He is the man to beat this year as he captured his fourth Super DIRTcar Series victory in a row and his tenth of the season Friday night at Brewerton Speedway for the Duel at the Demon Modified 100 lap main event.
The driver of the FX Caprara No. 9s Big Block Modified is no stranger to victory lane this year. Counting Volusia and Eldora, each, as one event, Sheppard so far has maintained a 45.45% win percentage. That is a percentage unheard of in motorsports.Read more: Sheppard Exorcises The Demon