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Cornwall Motor Speedway is the First Canadian Super DIRT Series Tour Stop in 2018

CONCORD, NC – June 19, 2018 – The Super DIRTcar Series’ first foray into Canada of 2018 will take place on July 1, 2018 at Cornwall Motor Speedway. Since 1994, the Series has visited Cornwall 23 times. Brett The Jet Hearn sits on top of the all-time Series wins list at the quarter-mile Ontario oval with five checkered flags to his credit. The points race is on with Matt Sheppard and Jimmy Phelps battling to stand at the top. As of the June 16 race at Brewerton Speedway, Sheppard has one win and a fifth-place finish, while Phelps has been Mr. Consistent with two third-place finishes.

In last year’s race, Sheppard outdueled Billy Decker in the late stages of the 100-lap Feature. The leaders slid in and out of lapped traffic until Sheppard snookered Decker and picked up his tenth win of 2017. Will he continue to count off wins in 2018 on the quarter-mile bullring, or will Billy Decker take his revenge on the no. 9s? Max McLaughlin would also like to capture a trip to Victory Lane in the first half of the season as well. The HBR no. 6H has been running strong since 2017 but has yet to take a checkered flag in a Series race.

Five-time Cornwall Motor Speedway Super DIRTcar Series winner Brett Hearn needs to turn up the dial on 2018 to stay in the hunt for the Championship. As of this writing, Hearn has punched out a 10th place finish at the Heroes Remembered 100 and took a 18th place finish at Brewerton Speedway so far this season. With 800+ Feature wins under his belt, it’s only a matter of time before The Jet lifts off.

In 2010 The Hurricane Steve Paine set the current track record with a 12.875-second lap. The Big-Block Modified pilots of the Super DIRTcar Series will aim to take that record down in Time Trials to secure a Billy Whitaker Cars & Trux Fast-Time Award. That award’s namesake, Billy The Kid Whitaker, was forced to miss the Showdown at Sundown 100 due to illness. The Super DIRTcar Series looks forward to his return to the tour in good health.

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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Big Show X Winner guaranteed a starting position in 47th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week

CONCORD, NC – June 18, 2018 - On Tuesday, June 26 the Albany-Saratoga Speedway hosts The Big Show X with a $10,000 check for the winner and guaranteed starting position in the 47th running of NAPA Super DIRT Week. After ten years of incredible racing, this year’s Big Show has all the elements to make for a memorable Super DIRTcar Series race. The Championship chase is young and so is HBR no. 6H driver Max McLaughlin, the 18-year-old who appears to be on his way to having a banner season. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series breakout driver Stewart Friesen will join the Super DIRTcar Series at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in the Halmar Racing no. 44 as well. Friesen is looking to snatch the $10,000-to-win prize money and assert his dominance in the first two of seven NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifiers.

Last year’s Big Show victor, Tim McCreadie, will pilot the no.39 Sweetner’s Plus Big-Block Modified to go grab some of “Brett Hearn’s” money, as he said in his Big Show IX Victory Lane interview. McCreadie, from Watertown, NY, is the son of legendary Big-Block Modified driver Bob McCreadie. After some success in the Big-Block and 358 Modifieds, McCreadie’s dirt track racing career sparked in the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model series. Even after winning a World of Outlaws Championship, he always makes his way home to take on NAPA Super DIRT Week and other marquee Big-Block Modified events like The Big Show X.

Super DIRTcar Series star Brett Hearn not only boasts a 900+ career win tally, but he has also successfully promoted The Big Show at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for ten years. Over the last decade, The Big Show has become one of the most sought after checkered flags in Big-Block Modified racing. This year’s festivities will include a tribute to the man and machine Gary Balough and The Batmobile. Gary Balough designed a radical Big-Block Modified and dominated NAPA Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. His creative design, with its attention to downforce and drag reduction, inspired years of engineering ingenuity. Gary Balough and The Batmobile started a technological trend that continued until we arrived at the 800-horsepower Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds we have today. Be sure to check out the new book by Gary Balough with Bones Bourcier, Hot Shoe! A Checkered Past: My Story.

The Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Big Show X, and the Super DIRTcar Series want to see fans in the stands early and often. From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM race fans will have the opportunity to Pick the Quick. If you name the top five fastest drivers in Time Trials, you’ll take home a $1,000 cash prize. Also during pre-race, the Super DIRTcar Series will host a Tweetup from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Stop by the NAPA Super DIRT Week Pace Car to pick up some giveaways, talk Big-Block Modified racing, and discuss who your drivers are for Pick the Quick. Directly following the Tweetup at 5:00 PM, there will be a Super DIRTcar Series driver autograph session. That gives fans more than enough reasons to get to the race track early.

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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GRANBY, QUE — Sept. 8, 2017 — Lightning Larry Wight struck for his second Super DIRTcar Series victory of the 2017 season at Autodrome Granby over Steve Bernard, Billy Decker, Pat Ward and Max McLaughlin.

FEATURE (100 Laps) 1. 99L – Larry Wight; 2. 54- Steve Bernard; 3. 91 – Billy Decker; 4. 42p – Pat Ward; 5. 6h – Max McLaughlin; 6. 98h – Jimmy Phelps; 7. 20 – Brett Hearn; 8. 19 – Tim Fuller; 9. 73 – Alain Boisvert; 10. 96c – Yan Bussiere; 11. 22 – Brandon Walters; 12. 97 – Josianne Plante; 13. 75 – Maxime Michon; 14. 96 – Jean- Froncois Corriveau; 15. 71 – Peirre Hebert; 16. 7m – Michael Maresca; 17. 79 – Maxime Plante; 18. 1 – David Hebert; 19. 43 – Keith Flach; 20. 7- Patice Demers; 21. 9s – Matt Sheppard; 22. 21a- Peter Britten; 23. 64 – Daniel Nadeau; 24. 22J – Gino Clair.

HEAT 1: 1- Brett Hearn, 2- Alain Boisvert, 3- Maxime Plante, 4- Michael Maresca, 5- Daniel Nadeau, 6-Brandon Walters, 7- Pierre Hebert, 8- Patrice Demers

HEAT 2: 1-Matt Sheppard, 2-Larry Wight, 3- Peter Britten, 4-David Hebert, 5-Jimmy Phelps, 6-Keith Flach, 7-Tim Fuller, 8-Max McLaughlin.

HEAT 3: 1-Billy Decker, 2-Steve Bernard, 3-Yan Bussiere, 4-Pat Ward, 5-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 6-Gino Clair, 7-Maxime Michon , 8-Josianne Plante

GROUP 1 TIME TRIALS: Brett Hearn 18.341, Alain Boisvert 19.007, Daniel Nadeau 19.082, Maxime Plante 19.121, Michael Maresca 19.263, Brandon Walters 19.312, Pierre Hebert 19.605, Patrice Demers 20.016

GROUP 2 TIME TRIALS: Matt Sheppard 18.471, Larry Wight 18.627, David Hebert 18.706, Peter Britten 18.731, Tim Fuller 18.75, Jimmy Phelps 18.843, Keith Flach 18.919, Max McLaughlin 19.157

GROUP 3 TIME TRIALS: Billy Decker 18.501, Steve Bernard 18.757, Yan Bussiere 18.773, Pat Ward 18.798, Jean-Francois Corriveau 18.881, Gino Clair 19.175, Josianne Plante 19.317, Maxime Michon 19.465

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