Friday, 21 September 2018

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Mr. Dirt Track USA 100 to Award NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII Guaranteed Start

CONCORD, NC – August 8, 2018 – This year the stakes are higher than ever as the winner’s share of the Mr. Dirt Track USA 100 has ballooned to $25,000 dollars, and as if that isn’t enough, the Mr. Dirt Track USA title also comes with a guaranteed start in the Granddaddy of all Big-Block Features during NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII. Series competitors will descend on the West Lebanon, NY race track after a couple of weeks off from the tour. With the Championship point standings tight at the top, drivers will be eager to put their stamp on the final leg of the season.

Read more: Lebanon Valley Speedway Hosts $25,000-to-Win Mr. Dirt Track USA 100

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NAPA Super DIRTcar Week Qualifier Rescheduled for Monday, August 13 at Fonda Speedway

CONCORD, NC – August 6, 2018 – Super DIRTcar Series officials and Fonda Speedway management successfully pinned down a date to reschedule “The Jack” 100 Super DIRTcar Series event. The winner of this prestigious event is guaranteed to start no farther back than position number twelve in the 200-lap NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII finale on Sunday October, 7 at Oswego Speedway. After a widespread weather system soaked the capital region of New York on Wednesday, August 1, DIRTcar officials and Fonda Speedway management were eager to find a replacement date that would favor a majority of race tracks as well as competitors. A strong field is expected to gather at Fonda Speedway on Monday, August 13, to grab that Oswego 200 guaranteed twelfth starting spot.

Read more: Fonda Speedway’s “The Jack” is Back

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The Stars and Cars of the Super DIRTcar Series Travel West for Back-to-Back Races at Merrittville Speedway and Ransomville Speedway

CONCORD, NC – July 29, 2018 – Just before the Super DIRTcar Series takes its August break, the Big-Block Modifieds will saddle up and ride west to a pair of classic Series race tracks on the Series schedule since the early ‘70s. Harvey’s 100 takes place on Monday, August 6 at Merrittville Speedway, in Thorold, Ontario; and the next day, Tuesday, August 7, the Series rolls into Ransomville (NY) Speedway for the Summer Nationals.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Goes West

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Tremont, Swartzlander, Troyer, and Spaid Among Those Recognized by DIRT Museum and Hall of Fame

WEEDSPORT, NY – July 27, 2018 – The Class of 2018 was inducted into the DIRT Hall of Fame in front of a who’s who of motorsports in the northeast. Past Super DIRT Week Champion Kenny Tremont Jr., western Pennsylvania hot shoe Brian Swartzlander, and legendary driver Bob Rossell were permanently enshrined within the hallowed walls of the DIRT Museum and Hall of Fame. The DIRT Museum and Hall of Fame not only recognizes the legendary drivers, but also the outstanding men and women who work behind the scenes. Gary Spaid, Linda Cosco, Gene DeWitt, and Maynard Troyer all received lifetime achievement awards from the Hall of Fame.

Read more: Class of 2018 Inducted into DIRT Hall of Fame

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Airborne Park Speedway Hosts Second Consecutive Super DIRTcar Series Race Since Returning to Dirt

CONCORD, NC - July 22, 2018 – The city of Plattsburgh sits on the edge of Lake Champlain, which serves as the border between New York State and Vermont. The lake is famous for a giant lake monster known as Champ, which is exactly what the Big-Block Modified drivers of the Super DIRTcar Series want to be when they roll into Airborne Park Speedway on Tuesday, July 31. Last year marked the inaugural visit to the Upstate New York race track after ownership decided to return the asphalt surface to dirt. Larry Wight raced to his first of two 2017 Series wins in the 100-lap contest.

Read more: Battle of Plattsburgh 100 Set to Take Off at Airborne Park Speedway

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The Stars of the Super DIRTcar Series Will Shine at Weedsport Speedway for the Hall of Fame 100

CONCORD, NC - Saturday, July 28 – The Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway will award the fourth Super DIRT Week XLVII guaranteed starting position of 2018 on Saturday, July 28. The Super DIRTcar Series is the centerpiece of a huge weekend of motorsports in Central New York. Stewart Friesen and Max McLaughlin have already sewn up their guaranteed starts with Friesen winning Weedsport Speedway’s Heroes Remembered 100 and Brett Hearn’s Big Show X at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. McLaughlin finished second in The Big Show X to Friesen, which meant the guaranteed starting position fell to him. With Stewart Friesen’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series commitments conflicting with the Hall of Fame 100 date, the field is wide open for a shot at a Super DIRT Week XLVII starting spot.

Read more: Hall of Fame 100 is Fourth Super DIRT Week XLVII Qualifier of 2018

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Autodrome Granby and Autodrome Drummond Host the Big-Block Modifieds in Quebec

CONCORD, NC – July 11, 2018 – The stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series pack up and head north to the Canadian province of Quebec for back to back Series races. The first goes green on Monday, July 23 at Autodrome Granby. The next day, Tuesday, July 24 is the Racing Stock 100 at Autodrome Drummond. These races are expected to draw racers from the exceptional pool of talent in the Quebec region. Last year local hot shoe Steve Bernard took two podiums at each race. Series drivers will need everything they have to pick up Championship points at both great Canadian race tracks.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Doubles Up in Quebec

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Big-Block Modified Drivers Race for Ultimate Outlaw Bragging Rights

CONCORD, NC – July 6, 2018 – On Tuesday, July 10 the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will invade Dundee, NY for the Ultimate Outlaw 100 at Outlaw Speedway. Only two Series races have been contested on the 4/10-mile Finger Lakes Region oval, but that does not mean the stars of the Super DIRTcar Series are any less determined to become the next Ultimate Outlaw. With the Series Championship race heating up, Series drivers are anxious to test their mettle once again and go the 100-lap distance for maximum points.
Last year’s visit marked the first Super DIRTcar Series race at Outlaw Speedway in seventeen years. Billy Decker won the event in the no. 91 MPR and became the first Ultimate Outlaw. Decker held off numerous challenges from Larry Wight and Matt Sheppard to maintain the top spot. The MPR team has struggled in the early part of the season, but last year’s victory at the .4-mile dirt track could give Decker the confidence he needs to turn the 2018 season around.

Read more: Outlaw Speedway Brings on Super DIRTcar Series

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Half-Mile Utica-Rome Speedway Sets the Stage for Super DIRTcar Series Freedom Fighter 100

CONCORD, NC – July 5, 2018 – On Sunday, July 8 the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds invade Utica-Rome Speedway for the Freedom Fighter 100. All important Series Championship points are on the line. Matt Sheppard, Max McLaughlin, Jimmy Phelps and others are tied up in knots at the top of the standings. The HBR stable is poised to take a win, but Sheppard, Erick Rudolph, and Tim Fuller mean to break up their party. Utica-Rome Speedway has been bitten with the rainout bug so far in 2018, and area race fans are eager for the premier Big-Block Modified series in the Northeast to roll into town.

Utica-Rome Speedway’s half-mile circuit rewards only the very best Big-Block Modified drivers and crews. It’s fast, dicey, and only the best and bravest drivers have claimed victories. A total of ten Super DIRTcar Series events have taken place at the Vernon, NY race track. Two of the greatest drivers of all time have a pair of wins each: Billy Decker and Brett Hearn, both of whom have failed to secure wins on the Series trail in 2018.

In 2015 five-time Super DIRT Week Champion and NASCAR Camping World Truck driver Stewart Friesen broke the track record with an 18.816 second lap. Friesen has the most all-time wins at Utica-Rome Speedway with 54 wins under his belt. Also, Series star and points leader Matt Sheppard holds third on the all-time Utica-Rome wins list making him, as always, a serious contender. In 1982 the Super DIRTcar Series made their first appearance at Utica-Rome Speedway. The legendary Jumpin’ Jack Johnson in the no. 12a won that inaugural race.

Last year, in a race halted by two red flags, Friesen shot by Pat Ward around the outside for the checkered flag. Thankfully no injuries occurred in the incidents, however the second incident will go down in history as a defining event in the rivalry between Sheppard and Larry Wight. Sheppard and Wight made contact resulting in Wight’s machine catching air and pirouetting on the backstretch. The drivers were not on same page as to what lead up to the wreck and they showed it.

General admission tickets are $30 with $3 off for seniors and veterans. Kids under 16 years of age get in for just $5. In addition to the $6,000 to win Freedom Fighter 100, the Empire Super Sprints will join the card. Gates open at 4:30 PM with Qualifying Races commencing at 7:00 PM.

The Super DIRTcar Series is the premier Big-Block Modified tour of North America. Tour regulars, such as eight-time Series Champion Brett Hearn and current title-holder Matt Sheppard, pit their 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds against the best short track racing drivers over a 27-race schedule on 21 tracks from Canada to Florida. In 2018 there are 17 drivers contending for the Series Championship. Follow along for news and notes on Facebook and Twitter.

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Legends Will Be Made on July 5th at Land of Legends Raceway

CONCORD, NC – June 30, 2018 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds returns to the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY. Thursday, July 5 marks the forty-fifth Series visit to the historic half-mile fairgrounds track. Every week at Land of Legends Raceway, DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds contest the sweeping turns for checkered flags. Many Series stars are among the weekly competitors such as Super Matt Sheppard, Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY, and HBR’s veteran pilot Jimmy Phelps. Will home track advantage play a part in the 100-lap battle?

Read more: Land of Legends Raceway Hosts Super DIRTcar Series

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