Saturday, 27 May 2017

Super DIRTcar Series Rained Out at Weedsport

Rescheduled Date To Be Determined

CONCORD, NC – May 22, 2017 – Due to heavy overnight rain and saturated grounds, the Super DIRTcar Series has postponed Big-Block Monday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY. Track and series officials are working together to choose a date for the rescheduled event.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series at Weedsport Postponed

 

Big-Block Monday Marks Third Points Event of 2017

CONCORD, NC – May 15, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series will make its first of three visits to Weedsport (NY) Speedway on May 22 for Big-Block Monday. The takeover of the pristine 3/8-mile oval marks the third points event on the Series’ 2017 schedule.

The grounds of Weedsport Speedway are home to Heinke Baldwin Racing teammates Jimmy Phelps and Max McLaughlin. Now in his second full-time season with the Super DIRTcar Series, the 17-year-old McLaughlin is chasing his first career win on the tour. McLaughlin, who works out of the HBR shop and at the track at Weedsport, knows every inch of the world-class facility. Literally.

“I painted all of the walls at the racetrack Thursday,” McLaughlin said. “We’re working on the track to make it the best possible for the fans.”

McLaughlin’s familiarity with the track could be the advantage he needs to secure his first Series triumph.

“Every race is important to us,” McLaughlin said. “We look at it the same way: we have to unload fast, qualify well, race well and finish well. We’re going into every race, whether it’s a series race or a weekly race, with the same mindset. We’re here to win.”

Fans who can’t make it to the track will be able to watch what is guaranteed to be another ultra-competitive event live on DIRTvision. The Series saw three different winners in its three stops at Weedsport in 2016. Defending series champion Matt Sheppard visited Victory Lane along with Gary Tomkins and Danny Johnson.

Four different drivers have won in five Series races since the track underwent major renovations in 2014. Sheppard is the only repeat winner. Side-by-side racing happens naturally at Weedsport, which helps create the parity, McLaughlin said.

“It’s a tight racetrack,” McLaughlin said. “Everybody’s aiming for the bottom in [turn] one, but coming out of the corner you have a bunch of different grooves. You can race side-by-side at Weedsport pretty easily. It’s a really racey track.”

The recent renovations at Weedsport have made it a state-of-the-art dirt track recognized across North America. The track’s LED lighting system, open concourse area and live video board have made it a fan favorite racing destination and the drivers have taken notice of the full grandstands, McLaughlin said.

“Every big race you come to, the fans are packed in,” McLaughlin said. “That’s awesome in itself. For a local short track like Weedsport to have that many fans, it means a lot not only for the track, but for the sport. I think [the facility] brings in a lot of people who aren’t racing fans and makes them racing fans.”

Two-day advanced reserved tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Empire State Challenge on May 21 and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Monday on May 22 are available online at www.weedsport.com/tickets.

Fans who can’t make it to the track can watch LIVE pay-per-view of both the Empire State Challenge and Big-Block Monday at www.dirtvision.com

 

The Super DIRTcar Series is pleased to announce their list of marketing partners for the 2017 season. A list that features 17 of the industry-leading brands.

Read more: 2017 Super DIRTcar Series Sponsors Announced

Thursday

DIRTcar Nationals Thursday Program Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain in Area

 

Event will resume Friday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 23, 2017 - Night 10 of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to an extended heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday and Thursday and a forecast of continued rain well into the day.

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DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

Event will resume Thursday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 22, 2017 - Night nine of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to a heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday morning and a forecast of continued rain throughout the day.
Read more: DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

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McLaughlin and Hearn Team Up for 2017

By Mandee Pauch

CONCORD, N.C.- February 7, 2017 – The young gun from Mooresville, N.C., Max McLaughlin, has his site set on big things for this upcoming season as he will have a new crew chief by his side for his run with the Super DIRTcar Series.

Heinke-Baldwin Racing has added Matt Hearn to the team as crew chief of the No. 6H machine. McLaughlin’s father, ‘Magic Shoes’ Mike McLaughlin, was his son’s crew chief for his first season with the Series. ‘Magic Shoes’ will now be overseeing the entire HBR team in the shop and on the road.

Read more: McLaughlin and Hearn Team Up for 2017

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

Invaders vs. Regulars at Volusia Speedway Park

By Mandee Pauch

CONCORD, N.C. – February6, 2017 -The Super DIRTcar Series season will kick off with the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 22-25 at Volusia Speedway Park, with more than 35 Big-Block beasts soaring on the famed half-mile, battling side-by-side for four straight nights, all competing for the famed “Big Gator” trophy.

The best wheelmen in the business will meet to compete for bragging rights and take home the DIRTcar Nationals title. Two potent drivers in particular look ahead as they will face off once again for one of the Big-Block Modifieds’ most coveted trophies.

Series veteran Billy Pauch, hailing from Frenchtown, N.J., was the fastest car at Volusia Speedway Park in time trials every night in 2016. But it was Quakertown, Pa.’s own Rick Laubach who held off the Series regulars, capturing the gator during last year’s DIRTcar Nationals.

Read more: Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

 DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership

CONCORD, NC - (Jan. 20, 2017) - DIRTcar Racing is proud to announce a multi-year extension with Hoosier Racing Tire encompassing DIRTcar Racing's Northeast weekly racing divisions and touring series, including the Super DIRTcar Series, the premier traveling tour for Big-Block Modifieds in North America.

Read more: DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership

 

HBR Team Ready to Take on Volusia Speedway Park

All ducks are in a row as they plan to head south for the winter

by Mandee Pauch

After opting out of DIRTcar Nationals in 2016, one of the most notable Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified teams will be going all out come February.

The Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR) team includes driver of the No. 98h Jimmy Phelps and driver of the No. 6h Max McLaughlin. Both drivers of the HBR stable will be making their first appearance of the season at the fast half-mile clay oval at Volusia Speedway Park, February 22-25.

Read more: HBR Team Ready to Take on Volusia Speedway Park

LOOKAHEAD

2017 Super DIRTcar Series Buzz

By Mandee Pauch

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 13, 2017 – Over the course of the 117-day offseason, a lot can change — some of it surprising, and some far too predictable. One thing is for sure, the Super DIRTcar Series offseason has been abuzz.

The 2017 schedule will have a slightly different feel to it from previous seasons. The Super DIRTcar Series will cover 25 tracks, spanning over six states and two Canadian provinces. The Series will make its return to the 5/8 high-banked dirt oval Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway and the 3/8 semi-banked, clay oval Oshweken (Ont. Canada) Speedway. For the first time the Big-Block Modifieds will take on the newly converted dirt track of Airborne Speedway (Plattsburg, N.Y.) and the fast four-tenths-mile Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.).

Read more: 2017 Super DIRTcar Series Buzz

 

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