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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."

Read more: Phelps Untouchable at Sharon

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Smooth Sailing for Super Matt Sheppard at Eldora Speedway

Wins First Ever Big-Block Modified Race at Eldora Speedway  

ROSSBURG, O.H. - July 20, 2016 - The 25-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds invitational exhibition at Eldora Speedway Wednesday night saw Matt Sheppard lead the field from green to checkered to score his first ever Big-Block modified feature at the 'Big E.'

"It means a lot to win here. I mean, after last night anything that could go wrong went wrong," said Sheppard about his sixteenth place finish the night before. "Turning it around tonight just shows how great this team is and how fast this race car is."

As the special feature kicked off at the legendary half-mile, Sheppard jumped out to a sizable early lead as Brett Hearn followed in second.

Read more: Shepperd Rebounds for Eldora win

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Tim Fuller Conquers Return of the Big-Blocks to Eldora Speedway

Fuller fends off big field at The Big E, Captures Aspen Dental Dirt Derby 100 

By Mandee Pauch

ROSSBURG, Ohio - July 19, 2016 - After a 10-year absence the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds returned to Eldora Speedway Tuesday night as Tim Fuller battled through the field and claimed his second series victory of the year.

For Fuller, the win was his second big-block modified victory at the historic half-mile oval in Rossburg, Ohio since 2006.

'I'm real happy," Fuller said. "We won the last modified race here in 2006 and then Tony Stewart buys it and I get to win it. It's really good - it's a very special place."

Read more: Fuller Conquers Eldora Speedway

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Matt Sheppard Dominates Grandview Speedway

Captures fifth Super DIRTcar Series win of the season

By Mandee Pauch

BECHTELSVILLE, P.A. - July 14, 2016 - From green-to-checkered, it was Matt Sheppard who dominated Thursday night's Traffic Jam at Grandview Speedway and captured his fourth Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds victory of the season.

Sheppard, who started the feature on the front row with Pete Britten, jumped out to the lead early. Despite lapped traffic, Sheppard was strong from the start to finish.

Sheppard, driver of the No. 9s FX Caprara Big-Block Modified was all smiles in victory lane.

"This car has been so good," Sheppard said. "We were a little tight tonight but it's still a great racecar. It had enough grip to keep it going. Starting position was key tonight and starting on the pole helped." Read more: Matt Sheppard Dominates Grandview Speedway

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Five Mile Point is a Piece of Cake For Sheppard

Sheppard caps off his birthday with a $6,000 victory

By Mandee Pauch

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. - July 12, 2016 - Five different drivers captured the lead in the hard fought 66-lap main event at Five Mile Point Speedway, but it was the birthday boy Matt Sheppard who made a late race charge from his eighth starting position to secure his third Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season.

"I think we had a better car tonight than last week. This thing was just rolling tonight," said Sheppard, the current points leader and defending champion.

Billy Decker and Larry Wight helped kick off the feature as they jumped ahead of the field and battled for an early lead. Read more: Five Mile Point is a Piece of Cake For Sheppard

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Friesen Cashes In at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino 100

Scores second win in a row and third of the Super DIRTcar Series season

By Mandee Pauch

HOGANSBURG, N.Y. - July 7, 2016 - Stewart Friesen dominated the 100-lap nonstop Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds feature event Thursday night at Mohawk International's Akwesasne Mohawk Casino 100.

"The boys did some track prep during intermission and that was just what we needed. I had a little tip from a friend that it would lay rubber," laughed Friesen in victory lane. "I've got a lot of friends up here so it feels good to finally get a win on their soil."

Once the green flag dropped for the feature, Billy Dunn pulled away to an early lead over Danny Johnson. Fourth place starter Tim Fuller, passed Johnson on the outside for second place on lap seven. Read more: Friesen Cashes In at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino 100

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Friesen Wins By .08 at The Big Show

Captures first Super DIRTcar series win of the year 

ALBANY, N.Y. - July 6, 2016 - The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Series returned to Albany-Saratoga Speedway Wednesday night for Brett Hearn's Big Show 8.

Starting the thirty-two car field to the green was Vic Coffey and Stewart Friesen followed by Larry Wight and Jimmy Phelps.

Friesen made a quick charge to the outside and gained the top spot over Coffey by the first lap. Coffey didn't give up and held on tight to the bottom as he battled for his spot back but was unable to as Friesen eventually drove away.

Read more: Friesen Wins By .08 at The Big Show 8

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Sheppard Lights Up Utica-Rome Speedway

Captures second Super DIRTcar series win of the year  

By Mandee Pauch

VERNON, N.Y. - July 3, 2016 - Fireworks capped off the night at Utica-Rome Speedway but the fireworks actually started early when the fierce battle between Matt Sheppard and Danny Johnson started on lap 30 of the main event.

"It just kind of seemed slow and steady. The car felt good at the drop of the green but not fantastic. We kind of road for quite a while," said Matt Sheppard in victory lane. "It seemed the longer the race went the slicker the track got, the better the car got. The car was really good tonight. I can't thank everybody enough."

Johnson was joined by Rob Bellinger on the front row for the start of the race. Third starter, Pat Ward, shot out of turn two off of the bottom to wrangle the lead away from Johnson.

Read more: Sheppard Lights Up at Utica-Rome

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Tim Fuller Battles to Canandaigua Win

Captures first Super DIRTcar series win of the year

By Mandee Pauch

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - June 30, 2016 - Tim Fuller battled from a sixth starting position and through tough lap traffic and cautions at Canandaigua Motorsports Park's Jan Corcoran Memorial 64 on Thursday night as he claimed his first full-points Super DIRTcar Series win since November 2012.

"The car was really good tonight. Matt is really good and to be able to run with him throughout the year has helped. If I could finished second to Matt that would be like a win," said Fuller in victory lane after taking home the $6,000 payday.

Gary Tomkins, who led the 30-car field to the green flag, found himself in second before scoring the first lap as Brett Hearn, the outside pole sitter, took flight outside of turn three and gained the lead. Behind Hearn, Tomkins and Sheppard battled back and forth for second place. Sheppard took over second place by lap four.

Read more: Tim Fuller Battles to Canandaigua Win

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Matt Sheppard Scores in Return to Williams Grove

Scores first full-points Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season

By Mandee Pauch

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - June 22, 2016 -Tim Fuller led early at Williams Grove Speedway on Wednesday night, but it was Matt Sheppard who battled to the lead and was dominant through much of the 100-lap Modified Mayhem at the Grove Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds feature.

In the series' first return to the track in a decade, Sheppard became the sixth different winner in six Super DIRTcar features run at the track since 1989. The defending series champion was able to lead the last 47 circuits to score the Modified Mayhem $6,000 top prize.

"The track started locking down a little bit there early. I just tried to ride it out and drive it nice and straight," explained Sheppard in victory lane. "The guys in front started to get slower in the long runs and we maintained. I think that's what won us the race tonight. Once we got up front I just wanted to hit my marks and take it easy."

Read more: Sheppard Scores at Williams Grove

 

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