Wednesday, 12 December 2018


MERRITTVILLE, ON, CAN – August 9, 2017 – Matt Sheppard drove past Gary Lindberg in the outside lane following a lap 81 restart to take the lead on lap 85 and then paced the final 16 laps to win his second straight Bob St. Amand Memorial 100 at Merrittville Speedway on Wednesday night. The victory was also his fourth straight with the Super DIRTcar Series and second in as many nights. Lindberg, a Merrittville weekly 358 (Small Block) Modified regular, gave everything he had to keep pace with Sheppard, but came up 1.203 seconds short. Billy Decker finished third, his second straight podium finish. 

Read more: 8/9/17 - Merrittville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY – August 8, 2017 – Matt Sheppard was the third and final leader after he took the point position from Billy Decker on lap 49 and led the remaining 52 laps to win his third straight Super DIRTcar Series race in the 33rd Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway. It was Sheppard’s first career Series win at Ransomville and prevented rival Stewart Friesen from winning his third straight Summer Nationals at his home track. Billy Decker threw everything he had at Sheppard to try and retake the lead following a restart with five laps to go, but fell 0.923 seconds short of a victory. Decker did manage to hold off a late challenge from Larry Wight to extend his point lead, which was just two markers entering the event. Ransomville regular Erick Rudolph and Friesen rounded out the top-five.

Read more: 8/8/17 - Ransomville Speedway

DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, CAN – July 26, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series regular went to battle with the top local runners of Autodrome Drummond as the Series wrapped up its first swing through Quebec in 2017. Matt Sheppard brought out the broom as he won at Autodrome Drummond to complete the sweep. The other two steps of the podium at Drummond were occupied by local talents Steve Bernier and Steve Bernard.

Read more: 7/26/17 - Autodrome Dummond

GRANBY, QC, CAN – July 25, 2017 – In front of a packed house and clear skies, the Super DIRTcar Series started a successful Quebec swing at Autodrome Granby as Matt Sheppard had a dominant run to get his second win of the season on the tour. Sheppard held off Pat Ward and Brett Hearn to score the victory while Peter Britten and Larry Wight rounded out the top-five. 

Read more: 7/25/17 - Autodrome Granby

HARTFORD, OH – July 20, 2017 – Peter Britten drove from the 20th starting position and then used a slidejob in turns three and four to take the lead from Matt Sheppard following a lap 54 restart. The Brisbane, Queensland, Australia native led the final 46 laps and held off Stewart Friesen on a restart with 12 laps to go to earn the first Super DIRTcar Series win of his career in the Buckeye Ground Pounder 100 at Sharon Speedway. Erick Rudolph made a late pass with three laps to go to take second from Friesen. Billy Decker claimed a fourth-place finish after failing to transfer through his heat race and winning the second Last Chance Qualifier. Pat Ward claimed the final spot inside the top-five after starting 11th.

Read more: 7/20/17 - Sharon Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – July 19, 2017 – Billy Whittaker started on the pole and drove the cushion to perfection on his way to victory in the Super DIRTcar Series All-Star Showdown at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night. While it was a non-points race, it was Whittaker’s first Feature win of any kind with the Series. Whittaker built a sizable lead that Brett Hearn and Billy Decker tried to erase, but fell about five car lengths short. Max McLaughlin and Mat Williamson rounded out the top-five. The All-Star Showdown featured the Super DIRTcar Series full-time drivers and the top-six non-regular finishers from the July 18 full points event. 

Read more: 7/19/17 - Eldora Speedway NP

ROSSBURG, OH – July 18, 2017 – Billy Decker started on the pole and dominated all 75 laps on a very fast Eldora Speedway to win the Tuesday Night Tailgate. Decker had to outrun second-starting Pat Ward on a number of mid-race restarts and a final one with 12 laps to go in order to earn his Series-leading third victory of the season. Ward had to be strong in his own right to hold off Matt Sheppard who survived a furious and chaotic battle inside the top-five to claim the final spot on the podium. Brett Hearn and Peter Britten rounded out the top-five.

Read more: 7/18/17 - Eldora Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – July 11, 2017 – On a night that honored Northeast Dirt Modifieds new hall of famers, it was potentially two-future Hall of Famers that battled it out for 100-laps in the Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway. Tim McCreadie and Stewart Friesen were the class of the field but in the end, it was Friesen who edged out McCreadie for his second Super DIRTcar Series win by a half-car length at the line and to come home $10,000-dollars richer.

Read more: 7/11/2017 - Weedsport Speedway

PLATTSBURGH, NY – July 6, 2017 – Larry Wight turned in a dominating performance in the Super DIRTcar Series first-ever visit to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Wight became the race’s fourth leader when he took the lead from Keith Flach on a lap 31 restart and then dominated the final 69 circuits to earn his first Super DIRTcar Series win of the season. Wight lapped all but the top-five finishers, who included runner-up Max McLaughlin, Jimmy Phelps, Tim Fuller and Pat Ward.

Read more: 7/6/17 - Airborne Park Speedway

VERNON, NY – July 2, 2017 – Stewart Friesen took the lead from Pat Ward on lap 55 with a pass in the slick outside lane after a lap 45 restart and withstood a fury of action, including a pair of red flags in the final 25 laps to win the New Yorker 100 at Utica-Rome Speedway. It was the first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season for the Sprakers, NY native and the 24th of his career. Ward kept Friesen honest as he raced within 1.5 seconds until the checkered flag and finished ahead of Tim Fuller, Danny Varin and Billy Decker, who led laps 38 to 45.

Read more: 7/2/17 - Utica-Rome Speedway

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