Wednesday, 28 June 2017

 

Stewart Friesen, Larry Wight, Mike Mahaney Look to Pull World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Double at Weedsport

By Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway PR

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified back-to-back special this Sunday and Monday at Weedsport Speedway is exciting enough. Now throw in three drivers looking to pull double duty, and you have something special.

Stewart Friesen, Larry Wight, and Mike Mahaney are three drivers that will compete in both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car event on Sunday, May 21 and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified special on Monday, May 22.

Read more: Friesen, Wight, Mahaney to Pull Double Duty at Weedsport

First Series Race at New Jersey Track Since 2005

The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will head south in two weeks time for the second points event of 2017 and their only stop in New Jersey this season. Bridgeport Speedway is set to host the Super DIRTcar Series for the first time since 2005 in the Friends of Mike Finale on May 16.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Returns to Bridgeport May 16

2017 Championship Chase Begins April 29

CONCORD, N.C. – April 5, 2017 – Two months following a pair of tune-up races during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, the Super DIRTcar Series will kickstart its 2017 points chase with the Highbank Holdup 100 at Fulton Speedway on April 29.

Entering the season-opening event, the series boasts a roster of 16 Platinum drivers committed to run the entire 2017 campaign, led by reigning series champion Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY. Joining Sheppard on the list of full-time tour regulars is Unadilla, NY pilot Billy Decker, who has won the last two Super DIRTcar Series events at Fulton.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Season to Kick Off at Fulton’s Highbank Holdup

Sheppard to be recognized at Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame Banquet Jan. 6-8

CONCORD, N.C. (December 15, 2016) – Current Super DIRTcar Series (SDS) Champion Matt Sheppard will be recognized with top honors as the Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Driver of the Year at the Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) Hall of Fame Banquet. The annual convention takes place Jan. 6-8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, Pa.

Read more: Matt Sheppard to be named the Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Driver of the Year

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Weedsport Speedway is Set for Super DIRTcar Invasion

Illustrious Hall of Fame 100 takes on Weedsport on Tuesday, Aug. 9

By Mandee Pauch

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - July 25, 2016 - The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be making their first appearance at Weedsport Speedway this season on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for the illustrious Hall of Fame 100.

"I think it's definitely turning into a marquee event for Weedsport. We didn't really have to do anything but keep it alive because it's already been going for quite some time," said Jimmy Phelps, General Manager of Weedsport Speedway. "Weedsport gets resurrected and the Super DIRTcar Series continues to strengthen. It seems fitting to have one of our premier events encompass the hall of fame."

Read more: Weedsport Speedway is Set for Super DIRTcar Invasion

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DIRTcar Northeast Series invade Mohawk International Raceway Sept. 13 and 14
Small block track champion Billy Dunn aiming for the win in the Super DIRTcar Series feature Saturday
 
AKWESASNE, N. Y. - In one of the final weekends before NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII, the four DIRTcar Northeast series are invading Mohawk International Raceway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14. The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series hit the track Friday night, followed by the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series and the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Saturday night. 
 
Currently third in Super DIRTcar Series points, the northern New York local Billy Dunn is ready to challenge point leaders Brett Hearn, in first, and Matt Sheppard, in second. The Watertown, N. Y., driver has been competing weekly at Mohawk, claiming seven wins over the season and his second consecutive track champion there in the 358-Modified division.
 
"I couldn't ask for a better season," said Dunn. "It's a little bit of a drive from Watertown every Friday, but I'm having a lot of fun racing there." 
Read more: Big-Blocks head to Mohawk

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Competition Fierce as Super DIRTcar Series Points Battle Nears

Friesen, Varin, Hearn among those challenging Sheppard's Modified supremacy

 

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — May 3, 2013 — After winning an unprecedented three consecutive Super DIRTcar Series championships, Matt Sheppard clearly has established himself as the Big-Block Modified driver to beat. Sheppard, though, will have his hands full when the 2013 season opens with the Hall of Fame 60 on Wednesday, June 5, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y.

 

The best in the business will be racing to unseat “Super Matt” from his championship throne. Drivers like Hearn, Friesen and Phelps will be have a target on Sheppard’s No. 9s FX Caprara Car Co./Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell.

Read more: Competition Fierce as Points Battle Nears

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Friesen Unfreezes, Flies Forward to Super DIRTcar Series Win at Volusia

Wednesday Winner Danny Johnson Still Leads in Event Points for DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment

BARBERVILLE, FLA. – February 22, 2013 – Stewart Friesen found his groove yesterday, Thursday, February, 21, in the second of four Super DIRTcar Series feature races during UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, and that groove took him all the way to victory lane.

“I was able to roll in the middle, I was good on the bottom, good on the top,” Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, said of driving on the track at Volusia Speedway Park. “We had a really balanced car, which is key.”

Friesen, a two-time VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Champion, was off to a slow start earlier in the week, breaking the top 20 in only one of three timed practice sessions Tuesday. His performance improved Wednesday, and has continued to improve Thursday. He hot lapped strongly at the sixth fastest time overall and placed second in his heat, carrying the momentum through the checkered flag.

“We worked really hard on the car; we had a couple problems in the practice session Tuesday and we worked them out yesterday in the feature,” Friesen said. “We made some good adjustments to the car.”

Read more: Freeze Warning

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Matt Sheppard Three-Peats: Crowned Super DIRTcar Series Champion Third Year in a Row

Young Driver, Just 30, of Waterloo, N. Y., First Ever to Win Three Consecutive Series Titles

CONCORD, N. C. – Nov. 5, 2012 – Two-time consecutive Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard made it to the top again this year, becoming the first Big-Block Modified driver to score three series championship titles in a row.

“It put my name in the record books for a little while. It means a lot to me,” said the 30-year-old Sheppard of Waterloo, N. Y. “The first one was great, you always remember that; the second one was remarkable, it was just as good as the first one; but to win the third in a row, just the face that nobody’s ever done it before, that’s something really special.” (Photo by Mike Petrucci)

Read more: Sheppard "Three-Peats"

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Gates Open Wednesday at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 

Teams present cars to officials during early inspection as anticipation builds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Oct. 2, 2012 - NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week will come to life Wednesday morning when hundreds of campers caravan into the New York State Fairgrounds, but first on Tuesday more than 110 cars rolled through early inspection to get a jump on the biggest race week of the year.

Campers will begin moving into the fairgrounds at 8 a.m., then by 3 p.m. DIRTcar Modifieds will roar onto the Moody Mile for their first practice session of the 41st running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

 

Read more: Gates Open at Syracuse

 

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