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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

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Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Finale Postponed to Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2015 - Saturday's Bad Boy Buggies World Finals finale has been postponed to Sunday following persistent inclement weather.

Pit gates open at 11 a.m. Sunday morning with the grandstands opening at noon. Cars will be on the track at 2 p.m. To see a full and up-to-date schedule, visit .

Sunday's event will wrap up the 2015 seasons for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series.

Read more: Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Postponed

110515 SDS Thursday

Britten, McLaughlin Top Super DIRTcar Series Qualifying at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 5, 2015 – The Bad Boy Buggies World Finals kicked off on Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with Peter Britten and 15-year-old Max McLaughlin driving to Super DIRTcar Series Pole Position Raceway Fast Time Awards.

Read more: Britten, McLaughlin Top Charlotte Qualifying

Sheppard Eyes Fourth Super DIRTcar Series Crown at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

Leads defending champion Decker heading to The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 3, 2015 – Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., has the fourth Super DIRTcar Series championship of his career in his sights as the Big-Block Modified Series heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte this week for Bad Boy Buggies World Finals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Sheppard has driven the FX Caprara/Mohawk Northeast Inc. No. 9h for HBR Racing to four wins and 21 top-10s in 22 starts on the Super DIRTcar Series circuit this season. He leads defending 2014 Super DIRTcar champion Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y. by 86 points (3,027-2,941). He accomplished a three-peat championship run in 2012.

Two 40-lap, $8,000-to-win events on Friday and Saturday are all that remain for Decker to deny Sheppard and earn a fourth Super DIRTcar crown for himself.

Sheppard’s HBR Racing teammate Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is also still mathematically in the title chase with 2,860 points. Feature wins both Friday and Saturday are worth 150 points.

Decker has one more win than Sheppard, but two key comeback efforts have been instrumental in Sheppard’s hold on the top spot in the standings.

At Autodrome Granby in August, Sheppard pitted early for adjustments, came back out in 26th and finished fifth. He flipped violently at Brockville Ontario Speedway in October, started at the rear of the field in a back-up car, and raced his way to a fifth-place finish.

Qualifying for Friday and Saturday’s 40-lap Big-Block Modified main events begins Thursday evening.

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Rain Knocks Out Completion of Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Last Call at the Port’ Weekend

Event won’t be rescheduled, next up for Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series is Bad Boy Buggies World Finals


WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Oct. 25, 2015 – Continuing rain and saturated grounds forced track and series officials on Sunday to cancel the remainder of Weedsport Speedway’s “Last Call at the Port” weekend.

Read more: 'Last Call at the Port' Rained Out

Point leader Sheppard hangs tough at Brockville

Finishes 5th in back-up car after career-first rollover - Brewerton next Oct. 22

BROCKVILLE, ON – October 17, 2015 – Super DIRTcar Series point leader Matt Sheppard took a licking and kept on ticking at the Brockville Ontario Speedway Fall Nationals event Saturday.

Read more: Sheppard hangs tough at Brockville

Busy Weekend Ahead For Super DIRTcar Series

Brewerton Speedway Fri Oct 16; Brockville Ontario Sat Oct 17

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Tuesday, October 13 – Super DIRTcar Series point leader Matt Sheppard will try to put the disappointment of a late fizzle in the Syracuse 200 behind him this weekend at Brewerton and Brockville Ontario Speedways.

Sheppard was looking the part of a potential Finale at the Fairgrounds winner until Stewart Friesen passed him for the lead on lap 174. Soon he was in the pits with electrical problems that relegated him to a 25th-place finish.

Read more: Busy weekend ahead for Super DIRTcar Series

Veteran Pat Ward Racing Down Memory Lane at NAPA Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2015 - “Everybody wants to win the last race here,” says Super DIRTcar Series competitor Pat Ward of Genoa, N.Y. “Everybody’s coming with the best they’ve got.”

Read more: Pat Ward racing down memory lane