Hearn wins Eastern States 200

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Hearn by a hair: Brett Hearn picks up his tenth career Eastern States 200, outlasting competitors with tire conservation

Post-season Orange County Fair Speedway win boosts Hearn’s Super DIRTcar Series point lead as series prepares for Charlotte

MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. – Monday, October 28. 2013 – Brett “The Jet” Hearn flew to his tenth carrier Eastern States 200 victory Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Orange County Fair Speedway, shocking crowds at the historic fall classic with his ability to stay fast and conserve tires for 200 laps on “The Hard Clay.”

“That’s not a lot of tire there,” Hearn said in Victory Lane after Sunday’s race, pointing to the nearly bald tires on the Madsen Overhead Doors No. 20 and admitting that a couple more green laps could have taken him to the pits. “I came really close, I really did.”

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Hearn ready for Eastern States repeat

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Brett Hearn hoping for repeat at Orange County Fair Speedway’s Eastern States 200

Defending event champion charging into historic race with Super DIRTcar Series point lead

MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 – Brett Hearn didn’t just win at Eastern States Weekend last year, he took a clean sweep at the historic Orange County Fair Speedway event, charging to victory in both the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Eastern States 200 and 358-Modified feature races.

This year, Hearn has the Super DIRTcar Series point advantage going into one of the biggest events of the year, and is ready to defend his position at the track he still considers his “home track.” The Super DIRTcar Series Eastern States 200 feature takes over Orange County Fair Speedway Sunday, Oct. 27, after completing time trials and heat races Friday, Oct. 25.

“Last year was unbelievable,” said Hearn, who hails from nearby Sussex, N. J., just a short drive from “The Hard Clay” of Orange County Fair Speedway. “Coming off the Syracuse win, and then to go to Eastern States and set fast time in both divisions, and then win both races – it doesn’t get any better than that. I can’t imagine that it’s going to be easy to duplicate that.”

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Decker beats Brockville

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Billy Decker charges ahead to claim victory in Super DIRTcar Series feature race at Brockville Ontario Speedway

After staying out of the Super DIRTcar Series victory lane since 2010, Decker claims his second series win of the 2013 season

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 – Billy Decker, of Unadilla, N. Y. sped ahead at Brockville Ontario Speedway Sunday, Oct. 20, to claim his second Super DIRTcar Series win of the season.

“We drew good, lucky there. We had a pretty good car early,” said Decker, who drew second for Sunday’s 100-lap feature after finishing second in his heat race. “I was able to fend everyone off – stayed in line and tried to carry enough speed to hold everybody back, yet keep a right rear tire on the car.”

Decker and his fellow competitors faced a challenging track Sunday, and after two straight days of racing in the 100 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals, tire maintenance became a central part of the racing strategy at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

Starting in the front row next to LJL Racing teammate Larry Wight, Decker was able to power off the high side to an initial lead. Brett Hearn, who started on the outside of the second row, also found speed off the outside to pass Gary Tomkins and Wight for second.

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Series takes on Brockville

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DIRTcar stars take on Brockville Ontario Speedway in 1000 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals weekend

 

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and DIRTcar 358-Modified Series finales at Brockville wrap up 2014 season

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 – The 1000 Islands RV Centre DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals weekend, which runs from Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20, brings the best race teams from across the region to Brockville Ontario Speedway for a post-season spectacular.

The action-packed weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 18, with a full show for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series. After a thrilling victory during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII, Brad Rouse, of St. Catharines, Ontario, has the point lead in the series. Mathieu Desjardins is second and division rookie Joey Ladouceur third. Friday’s finale for the season will determine which driver has what it takes to claim the coveted DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Championship. Rookie and Vintage divisions will also battle it out Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway

Next up is the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series show set for Saturday, Oct. 19. Pit gates open early, at 9 a.m., and a driver autograph session takes over the grandstand area at 10:30 p.m. Racing starts at 1 p.m., with Sprints also joining Saturday’s schedule.

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Dunn Wins Syracuse

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Dunn Lives A Dream With Dramatic Victory In Syracuse 200 To End NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII

One Day After Losing 358-Modified 150 On Final Lap, Good Fortune Vaults Young Driver To First-Ever Super DIRTcar Series Win

By Kevin Kovac, DIRTcar Racing P.R.

SYRACUSE, NY – Oct. 13, 2013 – Billy Dunn experienced the highs and lows of the fabled New York State Fairgrounds in one amazing weekend.

Twenty-four hours after suffering a crushing last-lap defeat at the Moody Mile, Dunn combined cagey strategy with a healthy dose of good fortune to score a dramatic star-making victory in the 42nd annual Syracuse 200 big-block Modified classic that capped NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII.

Dunn, 29, of Watertown, N.Y., made his decision to pit late in the distance pay off to the tune of $50,000-plus in cash and a career-first Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modified triumph. With many of his rivals falling to the wayside in the caution-filled final laps because their cars didn’t carry enough fuel to finish a race that was extended by new rules mandating that the last 25 circuits run under green-flag conditions, Dunn kept gaining positions and finally assumed command for good on lap 197 when Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., ran out of gas.

 

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Friesen Claims Pole for Syracuse 200

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Stewart Friesen Powers to Pole for NAPA Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200

Ronnie Johnson claims top spot for Saturday’s 358-Modified Salute to Troops 150

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 10, 2013 – The 42nd NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week came to life on Thursday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds “Moody Mile” as 68 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and 54 DIRTcar 358-Modifieds began their quests to win this weekend’s premier events.

Two-time Syracuse 200 champion Stewart Friesen made one spectacular lap of the one-mile oval to put himself at the top of the qualifying list for the Syracuse 200 on Sunday. Then he topped that with an even faster second circuit, securing his first-ever pole position starting spot for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified classic.

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Decker wins Stars & Stripes 100

Billy Decker wins thriller at Rolling Wheels Raceway’s continuation of Super DIRTcar Series Stars & Stripes 100

Nate Reynolds picks up the win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified division

ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – For this year’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII, Billy Decker hit the ground running. The Unadilla, N. Y., driver, who won the pole in last year’s running of the Syracuse 200, kicked off his week with a win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

“It’s been way to long,” said Decker, whose claimed his last Super DIRTcar Series win in June of 2011. “We pride ourselves in these Super DIRTcar Series races. We weren’t the best car, but it feels good to win tonight – I’m doggone tickled-to-death.”

The Stars & Stripes 100 continued Tuesday, Oct. 8, with the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series 100-lapper starting from lap 25, which is where it left off Sunday, Sept. 1, when inclement weather hit the speedway. In the September portion of the race, Decker wrestled the lead from pole sitter Dave Rauscher in lap 8. He started on the pole for the Tuesday’s continuation of the feature race, but lost the lead to Brett Hearn in lap 30.

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RACING TONIGHT!

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Stars & Stripes returns to action tonight at Rolling Wheels Raceway

Four starting spots up for grabs in Tuesday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified race


WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – October 4, 2013 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds join the Super DIRTcar Series Tuesday, Oct. 8, for a special NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII kickoff race night. Four starting spots are still available in the 30-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature, with a 10-lap qualifying heat running Tuesday to set the rest of the field.

Both divisions were originally scheduled to run Sunday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100, but inclement weather postponed the feature races. The Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series completed 24 laps before conditions caused officials to red-flag the race. Billy Decker and Dale Planck will start in the front row Tuesday to complete the remainder of the 100-lapper.


The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature race never hit the track by the time the postponement was announced. Competitors in that division will start and finish all 30 laps Tuesday, with four spots still open in the 24-car field. Any team desiring to enter the event must draw for positions in a 10-lap heat race. The top-four in the qualifying race will transfer to the remaining spots in the feature.


Previously qualified positions in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature event must be maintained by the original driver because the feature race has not yet started.