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Matt Sheppard Scores the Pole for Sunday’s Bud Light 300

OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 6, 2016 — Super DIRTcar Series points leader Matt Sheppard was the only Big-Block Modified driver to break into the 22-second bracket on Thursday with a lap time of 22.783 seconds, earning him the Pole Position Raceway Fast Time Award and the pole for the Bud Light 300 on Sunday for the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Sixty-one Big-Block Modifieds took part in Thursday’s time trials, which locked in the top six to the starting line-up for the Bud Light 300 and the line-up for Friday night’s Triple 30s: Matt Sheppard, Tim McCreadle, Justin Haers, Danny Varin, Carey Terrance, and Brett Hearn.

Read more: Sheppard Sets Fast Time

phelps fonda

Phelps Fights For Win at Fonda

Snags second series victory of the season

By Mandee Pauch

FONDA, N.Y. - Sept. 24, 2016 – Jimmy Phelps battled hard for his victory Saturday night in the Mohawk Valley 100 at Fonda Speedway as he took the checkered to grab his second Super DIRTcar Series win of the year and his first ever victory at Fonda Speedway.

“I think this is my first top five here,” said Phelps with a big grin on his face. “You know it was funny. I felt pretty good in qualifying but we were a few tenths off and I figured it had to of been me so I went out there and I just ran as hard as I could. I didn’t know if we could hang on but I knew my car was pretty good.”

Read more: Phelps Fights For Win at Fonda

WEEDSPORT DOCTOR

Danny Johnson is King of the Hill

Picks up first series win of the season

By Mandee Pauch

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Sept. 17, 2016 – Danny Johnson picked up his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in the Shakelton Auto and Truck Parts No. 27J and collected his 80th series win Saturday night at Weedsport Speedway. Johnson battled Tim Fuller early for the lead but sailed away to take the King of the Hill 100 and take home the $10,000 payday over Matt Sheppard and Fuller.

Read more: Danny Johnson is King of the Hill

BREWERTON

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.

Read more: Sheppard Exorcises The Demon

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.

Read more: Super Matt is The Man To Beat

SHEPPARD WEEDSPORT

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.

Read more: Super Matt Cashes in Lucrative Labor Day Weekend

LEBANON VALLEY

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.”

Read more: Sheppard Scores $17,500 Victory at Lebanon Valley

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."

Read more: Tomkins Makes Last Lap Stunner at Weedsport

 RANSOMVILLE Friesen

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

MERRITTVILLE 

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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