Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds Gear up for Rolling Wheels
Stakes Get Higher at “The Fast Track” with Season’s First 150-Point Race
ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – August 20, 2012 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series battle for points heats up for the 100-lap, 150-point ninth round Sunday, September 2, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. With only a few races left before NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI and the Sixth Annual Lowes Foods World Finals, and with the winner’s share of points increasing from 100 to 150, anything can happen between now and the championship.
Jimmy Phelps, second in points, trails leader and defending series champion Matt Sheppard by just 50 points and hopes resurrecting some old tactics can bring him success at the Stars & Stripes 100. The Baldwinsville, N. Y., native began his career racing regularly at Rolling Wheels, but his 2011 season saw uncharacteristic results with seventh- and eighth-place finishes. However, some retrospective strategizing helped him to an improved fourth-place finish at “The Fast Track’s” 66-lapper during All-Star Weekend in May.
“We crept back toward some of our old notes in the spring race and that put us in the right direction, and we’ve just got to take it a bit further and see what happens,” Phelps said. “I think the biggest thing is that we’ve worked so hard to get better at race tracks that we struggled at, that we forgot what we were doing at home.” (Photo by Dave Dallesandro)
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