2016 Super DIRTcar Series Full-Time Field Set
Two penalties issued for infractions at DIRTcar Nationals
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - March 18, 2016 - With just over a month remaining until the 2016 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds season opener at Fulton Speedway, the field of full-time, Platinum drivers pursuing the series championship has been set.
Among the field are the biggest names in big-block modified racing including past series champions Matt Sheppard, Brett Hearn, Billy Decker and Tim Fuller.Read more: 2016 Super DIRTcar Series Field Announced
2016 Super DIRTcar Series Sponsors Announced
Regular season opens April 30 at Fulton Speedway
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – April 20, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds is pleased to announce a long list of marketing partners for the 2016 season. The 30 primary and contingency sponsors are the driving force to fuel the entire upcoming campaign – 29 action-packed races over the span of nine months.
The Super DIRTcar Series, the nation’s premier touring big-block modified series, will kick-off its points season Saturday, April 30 at Fulton Speedway, where 17 full-time Platinum drivers will begin their pursuit toward the coveted series championship. The series will be joined by the DIRTcar NE Sportsman.Read more: 2016 Super DIRTcar Series Sponsors Announced
Max McLaughlin Gears Up for His Rookie Super DIRTcar Series Season
Regular season opens April 30 at Fulton Speedway
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – April 22, 2016 – He wasn’t reminiscing back to the “good ol’ days,” no. Rather, Mike McLaughlin was looking forward to seeing his then 11-year-old son, Max, show the desire to race like he did as a kid.Read more: McLaughlin Gears Up for His Rookie Season
Super DIRTcar Series Kicks Off 2016 at Fulton’s Highbank Holdup
DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman help kick off the Highbank Holdup weekend on Friday
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – April 26, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds travel to Fulton Speedway to kick-off the regular season points race on Saturday, April 30 during the Highbank Holdup weekend.Read more: Series Kicks Off at Fulton’s Highbank Holdup
2017 DIRTcar Nationals Date Changes Announced
46th Annual event shifts one week to Feb. 14 to 25, 2017
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - March 14, 2016 - The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. kicks off 'Florida in February' one week later in 2017 as the event shifts to Feb. 14 to 25, 2017.
"It is important to the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar that we continue to align this event with all of the great motorsports events in Florida during the month and provide as much accessibility to our fans as possible," said World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery. "While the 2016 DIRTcar Nationals has been over for less than a month we are working hard to plan and prepare for next year. 2017's event promises to be better than ever."Read more: 2017 DCN Date Change Announced
DIRTcar to Sanction Weedsport Sportsman Shootout Series
The season kicks off on May 22 at Weedsport Speedway
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - March 11, 2016 - DIRTcar Northeast and Weedsport Speedway have announced that the track's 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Sportsman Shootout Series will be DIRTcar sanctioned. The move presents significant benefits for racers and teams at the premier facility.
The previously announced nine race series featuring crate sportsman modifieds kicks off on May 22 at Weedsport with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. The Sportsman Shootout Series runs until Sept. 19 and will accompany the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on June 21 and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds for the Hall of Fame 100 on August 9.Read more: DIRTcar to Sanction Weedsport Sportsman
JRi Shocks and Troyer Race Cars to partner in the 2016
Mooresville, NC- JRi Shocks is proud to announce the addition of Troyer Race Cars to its dealer network to service and sell JRi products in the Northeast Region of the US and beyond. Troyer has long been the premier chassis builder for Asphalt Modifieds, DIRT Modifieds and Big Block Dirt Modifieds and their presence can be felt up and down the east coast as well other parts of the country, Canada and Australia. "I am very excited about the possibilities of this relationship. There has already been plenty of success with the combination of Troyer Chassis and JRi Shocks, with the likes of Ryan Preece, for a few years now and last year with Woody Pitkat. I look forward to many more wins and championships with this combination," said Wayne Gregory, JRi Shocks Short Track Asphalt Market Manager.Read more: JRi Shocks, Troyer Partner in 2016
2016 Super DIRTcar Series Expands Its Boundaries
The series rolls into DIRTcar Nationals on Wednesday
By Jo Ann Davies
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2016 - The Super DIRTcar Series schedule has taken on a new look for the 2016 season and it's one that has its touring drivers and DIRTcar Northeast's Mike Perrotte excited about the challenges awaiting them. "This year's schedule has generated a ton of interest," stated Perrotte, "and we are ready to deliver a superior dirt racing experience for all of our fans."
With the top Big-Block Modified point drivers from last season committing themselves to this year's program, as well as a couple of new followers, the title could belong to anyone at season's end. For most of the past decade the Mr. DIRTcar title has been a contest among the same three drivers-four-time SDS champion Matt Sheppard, three-time SDS champion Billy Decker, and eight-time SDS champion Brett Hearn.
Before the season even began, the 2015 Series champion, Matt Sheppard, and the second place finisher in points, Billy Decker, were each dealt the blow of being informed by their team owners they needed to look elsewhere for 2016. Speculation was rampant as to what each driver would do for the upcoming season.Read more: Super DIRTcar Series Rolls to DCN
World Racing Group and Racing Electronics Announce “Scanner Up” Program
Unprecedented move in dirt track racing will allow fans more at-track options on race day
CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 5, 2016 – World Racing Group will expand its partnership with Racing Electronics in 2016 to bring fans even closer to the racing action at World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series events.
Starting at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., fans will be able to listen directly to driver receiver communication, race control and the announcers for all three series, Johnny Gibson, Shane Andrews, Matt Prieur and Rick Eshelman.Read more: "Scanner Up" Program Now Available
Sheppard Faces New Challenge as He Seeks Back-to-Back Super DIRTcar Series Championships
Kicks off season at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 29, 2016 -Matt Sheppard, the 2015 Super DIRTcar Series champion, will have a different set of challenges than previous years when the series kicks-off at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Sheppard will pursue the 2016 series title piloting a car owned and operated by his own team after parting ways with Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR).
Sheppard drove for HBR for two seasons, capturing the 2015 series title over Billy Decker, who bested Sheppard in 2014. Sheppard scored four wins, 15 top fives and 23 top 10s, capturing his first series title since winning three in a row in 2010, '11 and '12.
"It was a great season for us," the Waterloo, N.Y-native said. "We won a bunch of races, then capped it off with the series championship, not much more you can ask for."Read more: Sheppard Faces New Challenge