Monday, 24 September 2018

2018 0922 JackVictoryLane

Tim Fuller Wins “The Jack” for Guaranteed 12th Place Starting Position at NAPA Super DIRT Week

FONDA, NY – September 22, 2018 – Tim Fuller goes back-to-back in Super DIRTcar Series Feature events after winning “The Jack” at Fonda Speedway. For Fuller, his Mohawk Int’l Raceway victory was sweet, but clinching a guaranteed 12th place starting position at the Billy Whitaker Cars & Trux 200 NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week finale is sweeter. NASCAR Camping World Truck Championship contender Stewart Friesen lead a majority of the laps, but failed to hold off the hard-charging Tim Fuller. Brett Hearn, who started alongside Fuller in row 7, followed in Fuller’s tracks to secure the podium finish.

Read more: Tim Fuller Thunders to Victory at Fonda Speedway

2018 0915 MohawkVictory

Tim Fuller Wins 100-lap Thriller at Mohawk Int’l Raceway After Starting Seventh

AKWESASNE, NY – September 16, 2018 – In a seesaw battle at the front, Tim Fuller proved his dominance at Mohawk International Speedway for the tenth time in 2018. The win is his first with the Super DIRTcar Series in 2018 and a record-extending tenth at MIR. Fuller becomes the second driver in history to sweep the 358 Modified and Big-Block Modified portions of the Mohawk Nationals. Mat Williamson put up a stout fight against the MIR Track Champion, but once again took second behind the no. 19 after finishing second to him the previous night in DIRTcar 358 Modified action. Billy Dunn quietly slipped into third place with a strong run in the no. 3rs.

Read more: Tim Fuller’s Legend Grows at Mohawk Int'l Raceway with Series Win

2018 0914 DemonVictory

Championship Points Leader Matt Sheppard Wins 100-lap Feature at Brewerton Speedway

BREWERTON, NY - September 14, 2018 – A driver’s fate in dirt racing is often decided by a thin membrane of rubber, a drop of racing fuel, or even one final lap. As fate would have it, Matt Sheppard made the winning moving on the very last lap over Pat Ward, who had galloped away from the field most of the night at Brewerton Speedway. Sheppard motored his no. 9s Big-Block Modified into turn 3, beneath the lapped traffic, and swept passed Ward, who had been held up by the traffic. The amazed crowd watched as Sheppard, who started from position 9, slowly but surely worked his way up to the top 3. Pat Ward, while disappointed not to come home with the win, finished second after leading the most laps. In third place was young gun Tim Sears Jr, who battled wheel-to-wheel with some of the best in Big-Block Modified racing to stand on the podium.

Read more: Matt Sheppard Triumphs in Duel at the Demon

2018 0908 DrummondVictoryLane

Danny Johnson Wins at Autodrome Drummond for Third Series Win of 2018

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – September 9, 2018 – Danny Johnson marched through the top third of the field to take the win at Autodrome Drummond ahead of local favorites Mathieu Boisvert and driver/promoter Yan Bussiere. For the second night in a row, the winner came from the sixth row, specifically 11th place. Unfortunately, Johnson’s teammate Peter Britten came up light on the scales in post-race inspection and was forced to surrender his second-place finish. Max McLaughlin picked up fourth position after starting on the pole.

Read more: ‘The Doctor’ Bags His Third Win of 2018

2018 0907 RPM VictoryLane

The Hard-Charging Jimmy Phelps Brings HBR Motorsports to Victory Lane in Quebec
Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, QUE – September 8, 2018 – HBR Motorsports veteran driver Jimmy Phelps stole his second win of the season with a late-race pass on defending Champion Matt Sheppard at Le RPM Speedway. After starting eleventh, Phelps picked his way to the front with precision moves and calculated risks. It seemed as though Sheppard would hold him off, but on a restart, Phelps went low and came out ahead of the no. 9s going down the backstretch. For the remaining laps, Phelps made his Modified very wide to prevent the counter attack. Fellow sixth row starter Danny Johnson also had a strong charge to the front and finished in second place. Defending Series Championship Matt Sheppard lead the most laps, but he could not match Phelps’ determination in getting to the front.

Read more: Jimmy Phelps Wins at Le RPM Speedway with Late-Race Pass

Tremont Punches His Ticket to NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII with a $25,500 Check

WEST LEBANON, NY – September 1, 2018 – 2018 has turned out to be a banner year for the Lebanon Valley Speedway fan favorite, and veteran wheel man Kenny Tremont Jr. This summer he was inducted into the DIRT Hall of Fame in Weedsport, NY and now he is this year’s Mr. Dirt Track USA. Tremont, who started in seventh position, won fierce battles with second place Brett Hearn and third place Mike Mahaney. His perseverance paid off with a $25,000 grand prize as well as a guaranteed starting position at the 47th annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Read more: Kenny Tremont Outduels The Jet to Score Lebanon Valley Mr. Dirt Track USA

2018 0807 RansomvilleVictoryLane

Ransomville Speedway’s Summer Nationals Goes to Stewart Friesen for Sixth Time

RANSOMVILLE, NY – August 7, 2018 – After starting on the outside pole, Stewart Friesen, five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion, powered by Chad Brachmann racing into turn one on the opening lap. Friesen faced challenges from Matt Sheppard and Mat Williamson throughout the 100 circuits around the half-mile Niagara County facility, but was able to hold them off. A familiar “old school” Ransomville cushion formed at the top of the track, and Friesen made expert use of it. He leaned on it like an old friend, and it carried him to Summer Nationals victory for the sixth time. Mat Williamson, not content with second, nearly grabbed the lead out from under Friesen in the closing laps. Third place finisher Brett Hearn had serious mechanical issues early in the race, but his team was able to fix the failed part, and the no. 20 found its way to the podium.

Read more: Stewart Friesen Powers to Summer Nationals Victory

2018 0806 VictoyLane

Ryan Susice Wins First Career Super DIRTcar Series Race in the Harvey’s 100 at Merrittville Speedway

THOROLD, ONT – August 6, 2018 – Ryan Susice is not a stranger to Victory Lane at Merrittville Speedway, but this one will go down in history as his first career Super DIRTcar Series race win. Susice started on the pole and fended off all challengers to take the win. Danny Johnson, in the newly christened no. 21J Troyer chassis, was the last driver to get a shot at Susice, but he would fall short and settle for second place. Chad Brachmann, a former Series regular and local hot shoe, stayed in the top three all night, bringing the no. 3 car home on the podium in third.

Read more: Susice Ices the Field in First Career Series Win

2018 0731 DJvictory

Battle of Plattsburgh 100 at Airborne Park Speedway Won by Danny Johnson on Lap 98 Restart

PLATTSBURGH, NY - July 31, 2018 - The defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion, NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVI Champion, and current Championship points leader had the fastest car at Airborne Park Speedway in Hot Laps, Time-Trials, and 98/100 laps of the Battle of Plattsburgh 100. But then, on a lap 98 restart, The Doctor Danny Johnson, racing the Ray Graham no. 21G Big-Block Modified, went to the bottom of the track in turn one and passed Matt Sheppard down the backstretch for the win. Max McLaughlin the HBR Motorsports no. 6H grabbed the final podium stop after battling in the top five all race. Erick Rudolph, who spent most of the night chasing Sheppard in second place, seemed to lose some speed and fell back to the fourth position to end the night.

Read more: Danny Johnson Shocks Matt Sheppard with Late Race Pass

2018 0728 HoFVictoryLane

Erick Rudolph Wins $10,000 Hall of Fame 100 Grand Prize at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – July 28, 2018 – Erick Rudolph took the checkered flag at Weedsport Speedway for a $10,000 pay day and a guaranteed start in the 47th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. Rudolph, who sat second in points coming into the Hall of Fame 100, has been knocking on the door of a victory all season. His first Big-Block Modified win at Weedsport Speedway could not have come at a better time, as the win came with a huge check and an automatic bid for the $50,000 grand prize at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII. The win also ties his father Charlie Rudolph’s career record of three Super DIRTcar Series wins.

Read more: Rudolph Outruns Field for NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier Victory

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