Tuesday, 21 May 2019


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.

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LeRPM Sheppard

Super Matt is The Man To Beat

Clinches first Le RPM Speedway victory

By Mandee Pauch

ST. MARCEL DE RICHELIEU, QUE. - Sept. 9, 2016 – Matt Sheppard is no stranger to victory lane as he captured his third Super DIRTcar Series win in a row and his ninth overall Friday night at Le RPM Speedway.

“This car has been so good lately. We just unloaded it and it’s been fast all night. We set fast time, won the heat and drew a good starting spot for the feature. When you have a car that good it makes your life pretty easy,” Sheppard said.

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Super Matt Cashes in Lucrative Labor Day Weekend

Captures eighth Super DIRTcar Series win of the season

By Mandee Pauch

WEEDSPORT, N.Y - Sept. 5, 2016 – Matt Sheppard captured his eighth Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season Monday night at Weedsport Speedway over Danny Johnson and Tim Fuller to take home the $7,500 payday.

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Sheppard Scores $17,500 Victory at Lebanon Valley

Captures his first Mr. Dirt Track USA 100

By Mandee Pauch

WEST LEBANON, N.Y - Sept. 1, 2016 – Matt Sheppard made a late race charge by Kenny Tremont Jr. and set his No. 9s machine on cruise control at Lebanon Valley Speedway for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Mr. Dirt Track USA 100.

After Sheppard took a wild ride at Canandaigua on Saturday totaling his car, his team was able to regroup in no time to take the checkers Thursday night and capture the $17,500 victory. “I can’t thank enough people. Bicknell practically built this racecar in a day; the lettering guy lettered it the day we picked it up. Every one of the manufacturers stepped right out,” Sheppard said. “This thing didn’t miss a beat tonight. This is what championships are made of. It was a big turning point from Saturday to tonight. Our season could have gone down hill in a hurry but instead we’re sitting here in victory lane at Lebanon Valley.”

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TOMKINS Weedsport

Tomkins Makes Last Lap Stunner at Weedsport

Captures his first Super DIRTcar Series victory since 2008

By Mandee Pauch 

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Aug. 9, 2016 - Just when everyone thought the race was over it was Gary Tomkins who made a last lap pass over Erick Rudolph to capture the Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway and take home the $10,000 paycheck.

"That last restart the tires didn't feel right so I went to the bottom, got my rhythm back and caught back up to Erick," Tomkins said in victory lane. "I stuck it into one that one time and it stuck and I thought 'oh boy here we go.' I thought maybe if Erick gave me room on the front stretch we could do it and he did."

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Friesen Rebounds at Ransomville

Takes Home Summer Nationals Victory

By Mandee Pauch

RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. - Aug 2, 2016 - Stewart Friesen keeps it in the family once again as he captured the Super DIRTcar Series Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway Tuesday night for the second year in a row. Friesen's night started off on a bad note as he damaged his car in time trials and was forced to bring out his back-up car. That didn't stop Friesen and the Halmar team from rebounding to take home the victory. Read more: Friesen Rebounds at Ransomville


Sheppard in His Own League at Merrittville Speedway

Captures fourth Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial title

By Mandee Pauch

THOROLD, ONT. - Aug 1, 2016 - 'Super' Matt Sheppard from Waterloo, N.Y. took an early lead and never looked back at Merrittville Speedway Monday night for the Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature event.

"It mean's so much what they do here. When you walk out of here you know you're going to have a pretty good night. They worked really hard with the lap sponsors and it doesn't go unappreciated," Sheppard said about the effort put into the nights Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial. Read more: Sheppard in His Own League at Merrittville Speedway

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Another Stout Performance by Super Matt Sheppard

Collects fifth Super DIRTcar Series win of the season 

GRANBY, Quebec - July 27, 2016 - Matt Sheppard was victorious in Wednesday night's Lussier and Granby Chevrolet 100 at Autodrome Granby. After drawing the 11th starting spot Sheppard was able to drive his No. 9s FX Caprara to victory lane to capture his fifth Super DIRTcar Series win of the season and third career win at Autodrome Granby.

"The car was great right from the second we unloaded it tonight," Sheppard said. "It's been a great battle all season between Stew and I. Both of us have had our rough luck the past couple of weeks but it looks like we both got it turned around tonight."

When the initial green fell on the night's 100-lap feature, it was Peter Britten who jumped out to an early lead over Jimmy Phelps.

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Cozze Drummond

Cozze Conquers Autodrome Drummond

Wins first Super DIRTcar Series feature since 2008

By Mandee Pauch

DRUMMONDVILLE, Q.C. - July 26, 2016 - It had been eight years since Frank Cozze had seen victory lane with the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Cozze proved on Tuesday night at Autodrome Drummond that he still has what it takes as he came from his 19th starting position to take home the win over Larry Wight and Mike Mahaney.

"When you're 60, any win anywhere feels good," Cozze said in victory lane. "I want to thank my car owner, all of my sponsors, and all of my guys. My guys have been faithful to me for many years. I'm glad they're here for this first one. My tire guy never misses a beat and I think that's why we've been pretty consistent this year. He's on the ball. So I want to thank all of those people who put their hard work into it. I'm glad to call them my team." Read more: Cozze Conquers Autodrome Drummond

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Jimmy Phelps Untouchable at Sharon Speedway

Takes home first series win of the season 

HARTFORD, O.H. - July 21, 2016 - Jimmy Phelps proved that his J&B Installations, Inc. No. 98h team had what it took as he was untouchable in the return of the Super DIRTcar SeriesBig-Block Modifieds 100-lap feature at Sharon Speedway.

"I had no idea but I got nervous there in the end with all of those yellows happening with twenty to go," Phelps said in victory lane. "The tires started to cool off and I didn't know how good the guys were behind me. We started slip-sliding around there but we've been good here since we unloaded today."

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