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Photo at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park by Dave Dallesandro

Super DIRTcar Series Gearing Up to Make History in Michigan

Inaugural I-96 Speedway Event Farthest Trip West in 37 Years for Big-Block Modified Series

LAKE ODESSA, MICH. – July 30, 2012 – The first caravans westward may not have carried haulers loaded with 800-plus horsepower Big-Block Modifieds, but this one will. The Super DIRTcar Series roars into Michigan on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for the first time in history with a race at I-96 Speedway, bringing drivers from as far east as New York and New Jersey for a 100-lap race touting the power of the Northeast’s Big-Block Modifieds.

For this historic night of racing, the series, a staple of short-track dirt racing in the Northeast, makes its farthest haul west in its 37-year regime. Earlier this season I-96 Speedway was host to  the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on its 3/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval, but for this special event the speedway is re-opening its half-mile track to these formidable and exotic machines.

Read more: Making History in Michigan

Super DIRTcar Series in Granby Postponed

Race Rescheduled for Saturday, September 8

GRANBY, QUÉBEC – July 23, 2012 – A hot and humid day greeted race fans and drivers for the fifth race of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Series presented at beautiful Autodrome Granby. The pits were full and 40 Big Block Modifieds had time to test the track and were ready to take their time trials sessions when inclement weather moved into Granby forcing promoters Dominic Lussier and Jean-François Tessier to cancel tonight’s show.

Read more: Granby Postponed

071012_3deepeditedPhoto from The Big Show 4 at Albany Saratoga Speedway by Mike Petrucci

Back-to-Back Super DIRTcar Series Events in Québec

Brett Hearn Aims to Maintain Point Lead at July 23 and 24 Races

GRANBY and DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC - July 19, 2012 - The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series travels to Quebec for back-to-back race nights Monday and Tuesday, July 23 and 24. Rounds five and six of the series will determine whether seven-time series champion Brett Hearn can maintain his current point lead against other Modified greats, like two-time consecutive champion Matt Sheppard, as well as some of the best local talent Québec has to offer.


Hearn, who just came off a successful run both promoting and placing second in the Big Show 4 Tuesday, July 10, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, said his team is busy preparing for Monday's race at Autodrome Granby and Tuesday's at Autodrome Drummond.

"We're very pleased that after four races we're in the lead, but we also know that there's a long way to go, so we've got to buckle down and tackle one race at a time," said Hearn, who currently has three top-five finishes and four top-ten finishes for this year's series.

Read more: "Doubleheader" in Quebec

MALTA, N. Y. - July 10, 2012 - Following post-race actions at the July 1st, 2012 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario-Canada, Danny Johnson of Rochester, New York has been “Parked”. Parking may occur when a driver does not adhere to the DIRTcar Rule Book and may occur as a directive from a Supervisory Official to any World Racing Group event as a disciplinary action.

Bobby Varin Victorious at The Big Show 4
Driver/Promoter Hearn Places Second at Thrilling 100-Lap Super DIRTcar Series Event

MALTA, N. Y. – July 11, 2012 – After a fast-paced 100-lap neck-and-neck battle with Brett Hearn, Bobby Varin came out on top to win round four of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series, part of the Big Show 4 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

Varin took advantage of heavy lapped traffic in turn four of lap 77 to overtake Brett “the Jet” Hearn and maintained the lead, fending off multiple challenges made by the No. 20 driver.

Read more: Varin Wins The Big Show
Gearing up for Brett Hearn's The Big Show 4
Brett Hearn's Annual Show Features Super DIRTcar Series, Autograph Session with Ron Hornaday

MALTA, N. Y. - June 29, 2012 - All the biggest stars in dirt racing, from Super DIRTcar Series point leader Danny Johnson and two-time series champion Matt Sheppard to Brett "the jet" Hearn himself, will be on the track at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for Brett Hearn's The Big Show 4 Tuesday, July 10. In its fourth year, The Big Show moves to "The Great Race Place," where Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified drivers are sure to face new and interesting challenges on the 4/10-mile oval.

"It's going to be interesting to see on that small track how the Big-Blocks handle the power they have," said Hearn, who is currently fourth in points for the Super DIRTcar Series and first in Big-Block Modified track points at Albany-Saratoga.

Read more: The Big Show 4

Canada Day Spells Victory for Ontarian Raabe at Cornwall

Chris Raabe of Napanee Earns First Career Super DIRTcar Series Win

CORNWALL, Ontario - July 2, 2012 - In a spectacular Canada Day upset, two Canadian drivers powered ahead of the pack at Sunday's third Super DIRTcar Series race. Chris Raabe, of Napanee, Ontario, earned his first career Super DIRTcar Series win and Mario Clair of Drummondville, Quebec, finished second. (Alex & Helen Bruce photo)

In his 01 Canadian Tire MotoMaster Sylvania Dodge, Raabe left his racing heroes, Brett "the jet" Hearn and "the doctor" Danny Johnson, in the dust and successfully battled off challengers Carey Terrance, Billy Dunn, and Mario Clair for the final victory at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

"This win is pretty big for us," said the 21-year-old Raabe. "It's hard to get out there and get yourself known unless you win some of these series races. When you're at Cornwall will a small block against the Big Blocks, it's pretty special."

Read more: Raabe Captures Cornwall

2011 winner Danny Johnson at last year's Super DIRTcar Series race in Cornwall

Super DIRTcar Series Gears Up to Invade Cornwall

Short track promises exciting race for Big-Block Modified drivers

CORNWALL, Ontario - June 12, 2012 - The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series crosses the border for the series' first Canadian event Sunday, July 1, at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Big-block drivers compete for a $6,000 winner's share at Cornwall's "Action Track" in the third round of the Super DIRTcar Series. Current point leaders Danny Johnson, series opener winner at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and Matt Sheppard, three-time defending champion, may face a challenge on this high-banked, quarter-mile oval of Canadian soil.

Read more: Big-Block Modifieds at Cornwall

 Matt Sheppard Powers to First Super DIRTcar Series Win of the Season

Champ charges past Decker as Johnson surges from 13th to third at Rolling Wheels

By Julia Foy

ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – May 27, 2012 – Matt Sheppard patiently waited for an opportunity to pounce during Sunday night’s Super DIRTcar Series All-Star Weekend feature event at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, then wasted no time when that chance arose.

Sheppard, the two-time and defending series champion, started behind pole-sitter Billy Decker in the 66-lap race and used a double-file restart on Lap 21 to surge to the lead, methodically work his way through traffic, and hold off the 28-car field to earn his first Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified points-paying victory of the year.

Read more: Sheppard Conquers Rolling Wheels

Rolling Wheels Raceway Gears Up for Huge All Star Weekend Events

DIRT Hall of Fame ceremony in Weedsport leads into night of Super DIRTcar action

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — May 25, 2012 — Race fans will be seeing stars this Sunday, May 27, as the fourth annual All-Star Weekend kicks off with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum, continuing with Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified action as well as DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

The day kicks off with a ceremony at 1 p.m. honoring the 2012 inductees of the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum. Inductees include such greats as Pete Bicknell, Dianne Tobias, Ovide Doiron, Bill Colton, Cheryl Kirkland, Jack Johnson, and Alton and Carole Palmer. The ceremony will take place at the museum, which is located at One Speedway Drive, Weedsport, N.Y., adjacent to the Cayuga County Fairgrounds.


Read more: Geared Up for All-Star Weekend

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