Super DIRTcar Series to Take on Sharon Speedway for the First Time Ever
By Mike Leone
Hartford, Ohio - Jan. 28, 2016 - Sharon Speedway is excited to announce a Modified doubleheader coming on Thursday, July 21 when the Super DIRTcar Series and the Renegades of Dirt for E-Mods take to the 3/8-mile dirt for the first time ever!
The Super DIRTcar Series is the premier traveling Big-Block Modified tour in the world. Not only will July 21 mark the first ever Super DIRTcar Series event at Sharon, but 10 years since they last appeared in the western Pa./eastern Ohio region with a 2006 visit to Lernerville Speedway. The event will be the region's only appearance and will pay $6,000 to-win making it the richest Modified race in the history of Sharon. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds have been a weekly attraction at Sharon since 1981. The late Lou Blaney leads the all-time win list with 121 victories over active racer Rex King, who has upped his total to 51.Read more: Taking on Sharon Speedway
DIRTVision.com Unveils New Look, Premieres Free On-Demand Video
Site now gives fans access to free on-demand video as well as pay-per-view and live audio
CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 28, 2016 - DIRTVision.com, the online destination for race fans to watch and listen to World of Outlaws and DIRTcar events, kicks off 2016 with a new look and, for the first time ever in dirt track racing, a free on-demand video archive that will feature current and historic races.
DIRTVision On Demand, a free service available to all DIRTVision members, launches with more than 130 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races, including DIRTVision and previously televised broadcast shows dating back to 2005 and select historic events covering the previous three decades. The ever-expanding free archive will add a majority of 2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races within one week of the event as well as select World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series races.Read more: New Look, New Free On Demand at DIRTVision
The Countdown is On To 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
New DIRTcarNationals.com gives fans all the latest on the event
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Jan. 6, 2016 - The New Year means the countdown to the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is on. The annual tradition of Florida in February kicks off on February 9 in Barberville, Fla.
DIRTcar Nationals features 12 straight nights of doubleheaders with the All Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series.Read more: Counting Down to DIRTcar Nationals
W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division
$10,000 engine option opens doors for new teams in division
By Mike Mallett
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Dec. 29, 2015 - After a full year of testing, the Wegner Motorsports W-16 Engine is approved and ready for implementation in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. For less than $10,000, the engine will be legal at all DIRTcar sanctioned facilities as well as in the 358-Modified Series in 2016.
The new combination will allow drivers to enter the division while giving those already in competition an economical option.
"What we wanted was an alternative for the Sportsman guys moving up as well as for drivers who are already in the division and looking for an economical option," said Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar director, series and sanctioning. "This isn't for everyone, but it is affordable and will keep more people racing. We've seen what the GM Performance option has done to grow the Sportsman ranks and we hope to help some of them move up to the 358-Modified division."Read more: DIRTcar Announces W16 Engine Option
DIRTcar W16 Engine Frequently Asked Questions
The DIRTcar W16 is an option engine for the DIRTcar 358 Division Engine
What is the DIRTcar W16 Option?
The W16 engine option is a motor developed by Carl Wegner of Wegner Motorsports to be used in the DIRTcar 358 Division. The W16 is based on the GM LS Series engines that are standard production in almost all V 8 GM passenger vehicles today. Wegner Motorsports is the company that NASCAR chose to develop the LS motor for competition originally in the K&N Series and now is used on the Modified Tour and many tracks and sanctions throughout the country. The W16 is developed from these applications.Read more: DIRTcar W16 Engine FAQs
Super DIRTcar Series Expands Reach with 2016 Schedule
Schedules also announced for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series
CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 8, 2015 - The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series announced the 2016 schedule which features 29 dates at 23 different tracks and takes the series to Williams Grove Speedway and Eldora Speedway for the first time in a decade.
For the third straight year the series kicks off its regular season at Fulton Speedway with the High Bank Hold-Up on Saturday, April 30. The event punctuates a season of blockbuster events throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Canada.
For the first time since 2006 the series returns to Williams Grove Speedway on June 22 and joins the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at Eldora Speedway on July 19 and 20. Filling out the Eldora weekend, the series will take on Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on July 21 for the first time.Read more: 2016 Super DIRTcar Schedule Released
CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 2015 NAPA Super Dirt Week and Night One of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals
The ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13
CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 7, 2015 - CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week's Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.
Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the 'Finale at the Fairgrounds.'Read more: Super DIRT Week Returns to CBS Sports
Sheppard Crowned Super DIRTcar Series Champion for the Fourth Time at Season Ending Awards Banquet
Bernard, Desjardins and Bissonnette also honored for 2015 Series Championships
By Mike Mallett
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - Nov. 23, 2015 - The 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series season officially came to a close on Saturday night with Matt Sheppard taking home top honors at the season-ending awards banquet. It was the fourth time in his career that the Waterloo, New York native has earned the series title.
Sheppard was the model of consistency throughout the 2015 campaign with his Heinke-Baldwin Racing owned Troyer car. In 24 starts on the season, Sheppard managed an impressive 23 top-ten finishes. He was in the top five 15 times while taking home checkered flags on four different occasions with the series. He earned track championships at all three of his home tracks.Read more: Sheppard Crowned Champion
Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Returns to Eldora Speedway July 19-20, 2016
Series then takes on Sharon Speedway July 21 in Hartford, Ohio
CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 12, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series will return to Eldora Speedway in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
The series takes on the historic half-mile track in Rossburg, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20. The Big-Block Modifieds will run a full series points event on Tuesday and an invitational event on Wednesday when it joins the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Read more: Big Blocks Return To Eldora In 2016