Friday, 28 July 2017

Cornwall Calling: Stewart Friesen Looking For Eastern Ontario Repeat

Super DIRTcar Series Makes First Canadian Stop on July 9

CONCORD, N.C. – June 30, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is set to roll north of the border for the first time in 2017 when it invades Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 9. It marks the Series’ only stop at the high-banked quarter-mile this season, which means the fans and drivers alike are sure to flock to the action-packed Eastern Ontario track.

Stewart Friesen, originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON and now residing in Sprakers, NY, is the defending winner of the event. The 23-time Super DIRTcar Series winner looks forward to his annual trip to Cornwall, he said.

Read more: Cornwall Calling: Stewart Friesen Looking For Eastern Ontario Repeat

All-Square: Super DIRTcar Series Heads to Airborne For First Time

Plattsburgh, NY track hosts Series for first time since surface change

CONCORD, N.C. – June 28, 2017 – When the Super DIRTcar Series rolls into Airborne Park Speedway on Thursday, July 6 it will be the first time every full-time driver sees the track’s new dirt configuration. The Plattsburgh, NY track converted its surface from asphalt to dirt following the 2016 racing season and is now set to host the Super DIRTcar Series for the first time in its history.

Super DIRTcar Series director Mike Perrotte has been competing at Airborne weekly in the track’s 358 Modified division this season. Fans can expect plenty of side-by-side racing around the 3/8-mile oval, Perrotte said.

Read more: All-Square: Super DIRTcar Series Heads to Airborne For First Time

Mahaney and Ward Hope to Use Home Track Advantage at Utica-Rome

New Yorker 100 Set for July 2 at Vernon, NY Half-Mile

CONCORD, N.C. – June 22, 2017 – When the Super DIRTcar Series rolls into Utica-Rome Speedway, a number of home track drivers will attempt to use their knowledge from weekly competition as an advantage in the New Yorker 100. Chief among that list are full-time Series regulars Mike Mahaney and Pat Ward.

Mahaney, a King Ferry, NY native, is looking forward to racing at the big Vernon, NY half-mile. It’s a change of pace from the smaller, high-banked bullring-style tracks the Series has visited in three of its first four races this season.

Read more: Mahaney and Ward Hope to Use Home Track Advantage at Utica-Rome

New Format for Super DIRTcar Series All-Star Race at Eldora

Big Blocks Visit World’s Greatest Dirt Track For Second Straight Year

CONCORD, N.C. – June 22, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series will return to Eldora Speedway for two action-packed nights of racing at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track on July 18 and 19. The Series will race alongside the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on both nights. The 75-lap Feature event during the Tuesday Night Tailgate on July 18 at the Rossburg, OH half-mile will count towards the 2017 Super DIRTcar Series championship standings.

On Wednesday night, Eldora hosts the Super DIRTcar Series all-star race alongside the NASCAR Trucks Eldora Dirt Derby for the second straight year. The $2,000-to-win, $500-to-start all-star race is open to all 17 full-time Super DIRTcar Series drivers and the three highest finishing non-series drivers from Tuesday night’s event. The all-star race will consist of heat races lined up via open draw and a 20-lap Feature.

Read more: New Format for Super DIRTcar Series All-Star Race at Eldora

$10,000-to-Win On The Line at Big Show 9

Brett Hearn Brings New Elements to 2017 Edition

June 16, 2017 – On the 2017 Super DIRTcar Series schedule, Brett Hearn’s Big Show 9 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway appears the same as every other race. But make no mistake; the 100-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Tuesday, June 27 is one of the biggest on the schedule this season and a race that drivers make sure they can attend.

 “It’s kind of a fun diversion for me personally to put that show together and make some big things happen,” Hearn said. “Like every year, we have some pretty cool plans to make the show feel different than it does on a Friday night. I’ve tried to create an event that somebody marks on their calendar back in January or February and says “that’s a race I have to be at.”

Read more: $10,000-to-Win On The Line at Big Show 9

Alan Johnson Leads Super DIRTcar Series to Outlaw Speedway

Series Invades Dundee, NY Track on June 20

CONCORD, N.C. – June 15, 2017 – When the Super DIRTcar Series takes on Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday, June 20 for the Ultimate Outlaw 100, it will be a home game for full-time Series Driver Alan Johnson. The Middlesex, NY native races weekly on Friday nights at Outlaw, which could offer him a slight advantage entering the event.

The one-third mile track isn’t the trickiest track the Series will visit in 2017, but knowing its quirks could play to the advantage of the hometown regulars, including Johnson.

Read more: Alan Johnson Leads Super DIRTcar Series to Outlaw Speedway

Super DIRTcar Series Penalties:

Neal Williams, of the Super DIRTcar Series violated section 11.1-J of the DIRTcar Racing rulebook.

11.1-J:

Any member that attempts and/or is found to be using tires that are found to be illegal in any manner will be suspect to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.

Read more: Penalty Report

Back In Action: Super DIRTcar Series Gearing Up For June 

Five Mile Point and Outlaw Up Next

June 2, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series is set to resume action in New York over the next two weeks with stops at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY on Sunday, June 11 before invading Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Tuesday, June 20.

Read more: Back In Action: Super DIRTcar Series Gearing Up For June

Super DIRTcar Series Rained Out at Weedsport

Rescheduled Date To Be Determined

CONCORD, NC – May 22, 2017 – Due to heavy overnight rain and saturated grounds, the Super DIRTcar Series has postponed Big-Block Monday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY. Track and series officials are working together to choose a date for the rescheduled event.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series at Weedsport Postponed

 

Big-Block Monday Marks Third Points Event of 2017

CONCORD, NC – May 15, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series will make its first of three visits to Weedsport (NY) Speedway on May 22 for Big-Block Monday. The takeover of the pristine 3/8-mile oval marks the third points event on the Series’ 2017 schedule.

The grounds of Weedsport Speedway are home to Heinke Baldwin Racing teammates Jimmy Phelps and Max McLaughlin. Now in his second full-time season with the Super DIRTcar Series, the 17-year-old McLaughlin is chasing his first career win on the tour. McLaughlin, who works out of the HBR shop and at the track at Weedsport, knows every inch of the world-class facility. Literally.

Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Takes On Weedsport

 

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