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Friesen Ices Super DIRTcar Series Foes at DIRTcar Nationals

Wins at Volusia Speedway Park for third consecutive year

By Mike Mallett

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, Stewart Friesen captured the second night of Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series action at Volusia Speedway Park's annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday night.

Friesen, the defending event champion, swiped the lead from three-time series titlist Matt Sheppard en route to winning the 30-lap feature, marking the sixth time in his career he's won in the Sunshine State.

Read more: Friesen Dominates at Volusia

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Brett Hearn Kicks Off 2015 Season with DIRTcar Nationals Victory

Eight-time champ charges from seventh to take checkered flag at Volusia

By Mike Mallett

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2015 - For the 19th time in his historic career, Brett Hearn took the checkered flag on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park in the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series opener during the DIRTcar Nationals.

Read more: Hearn Wins Volusia Opener

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Danny Johnson Earns First Charlotte Victory of Storied Career
in Season Finale at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

Decker clinches his third Super DIRTcar Series championship by 6 points

 

By Mike Mallett

CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 8, 2014 — There were two very happy drivers at the end of Saturday night’s 40-lap Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. One being Danny Johnson who claimed his fifth series win of the season, his first ever at Charlotte, as well as an $8,000 check. The other was Billy Decker, took home his third career series championship on the back of a fourth-place run in the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals finale for the Modifieds.

 

Read more: Johnson Tops Charlotte, Decker champion

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Stewart Friesen Powers to Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Victory at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Sheppard regains championship lead over Decker heading into season finale

By Mike Mallett

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2014 - For the second consecutive year, Stewart Friesen thrilled the packed grandstands at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with an impressive drive in the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals. The Canadian native now living in Sprakers, N.Y., started ninth and worked the high-side in methodical fashion for his third Super DIRTcar Series win of the season on the heels of his third Syracuse 200 win as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Read more: Friesen Takes Opening Round at Charlotte

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Brett Hearn powers to 11th career Eastern States 200 victory

Hard-charging Matt Sheppard finishes 2nd to claim Super DIRTcar Series point lead going into Charlotte

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – October 27, 2014 – Brett “the Jet” Hearn has been making a habit of winning at Orange County Fair Speedway. He picked up his 11th career Eastern States Big Block Modified victory there Sunday, October 26, his third in a row.

“It takes a lot of people to make this happen,” the Sussex, N.J. said in Victory Lane after Sunday’s 200 lapper. “There’s a lot of hard work, a lot of preparation goes into this thing and you come here on race day and try to put it all together.”

Read more: Hearn claims 11th Eastern States 200

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Danny Johnson sweeps Brockville’s Fall Nationals, winning Saturday’s Super DIRTcar Series 100-lapper

Billy Decker finishes third to cling to a narrow point lead over Matt Sheppard

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson made history Saturday night, becoming the first Modified driver to sweep Brockville Ontario Speedway’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre. Johnson wheeled the Traction Grabber No. 27J to victory lane Friday night in the 100-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature race, and followed it up the next night with a win in the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature event.

“It’s a fantastic track for us. It’s really working really well for us,” said Johnson, whose victory Saturday was his fourth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2014. “I just had a great hot rod. The car is two years old and it’s just a great running car for us.”

The Rochester, N.Y., driver started on the pole, but it was local runner Brian MacDonald, of Cornwall, Ontario, who took the lead at the green flag. Johnson stayed at his tail and reclaimed the position off a lap-29 restart. MacDonald refused to let up, staying at Johnson’s rear bumper the remaining 71 laps, but wasn’t able to make the pass.

Read more: Johnson Beats Brockville

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Friesen Blasts Around Syracuse Mile To Score Third Career Syracuse 200 Triumph

Canadian Overtakes Sheppard With 10 Laps Remaining For Dramatic $50,000 Win To Cap NAPA Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2014) — Stewart Friesen used a feathery throttle foot to win his first two Syracuse 200 Big-Block Modified classics during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds.

But to secure his third career victory in the division's most prestigious race on Sunday, Friesen just put his foot to the floor and tossed his car around the historic one-mile oval like he was blasting around a quarter-mile bullring.

Read more: Friesen captures third Syracuse 200

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Brett Hearn claims victory at Fonda Speedway, and with it the series point lead

Broken axel pits the No. 9h early, leaving Hearn and Decker to battle for Super DIRTcar Series points at Fonda Speedway

FONDA, N.Y. - Monday, September 22, 2014 - With just five feature races left in the Super DIRTcar Series, Sunday's racing at Fonda Speedway brought a dramatic points shakeup that will keep drivers battling to the very end. Eight-time series champion Brett Hearn picked up the win Sunday, Sept. 21, and with it became the new Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series point leader.

"These races here after Labor Day are a little bit more meaningful," the Sussex, N.J., driver reflected in Victory Lane Sunday night. "You could make up, or lose, a lot of points in one race, and I guess that's what we did."

Read more: Hearn First at Fonda

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Matt Sheppard leads flag-to-flag at Mohawk International Raceway for fourth 2014 Super DIRTcar Series win

Victory for Sheppard expands his series point lead

AKWESASNE, N.Y. – Sunday, September 14, 2015 – Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., lead flag-to-flag to claim his third Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series point race of 2014, his fourth overall series win for the year. The 150-point feature race, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Mohawk International Raceway, hit the track just after midnight Sunday morning, delayed by inclement weather earlier in the evening.

“I just want to thank the whole team, it was a great team tonight,” the three-time Super DIRTcar Series champion said after Sunday morning’s victory. “It was good, started on the pole and lead all 100 laps.”

Read more: Sheppard Takes Mohawk

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Brett Hearn garners first Super DIRTcar Series win of 2014 at Lebanon Valley Speedway

"The Jet" claims impressive $17,500 'Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A' prize

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. - August 14, 2014 - Better late than never. One of the winningest drivers to ever sit behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified had gone through more than half the race season without a Super DIRTcar Series victory, until Thursday.

Brett Hearn steered to victory Thursday, Aug. 14, at Lebanon Valley Speedway, claiming his first series win of the season.

"I just did what I do on Saturday nights," said the Sussex, N.J., driver, whose winless series transcript was still impressive, with four top-five finishes and eight top-tens out of ten starts. "I have a couple spots on the track where I like to make passes and I was able to do that. When time came to step it up at the end there to get the last two spots, I was able to do that."

Read more: Hearn takes LVS

 

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