Rookies Honored

121714 RookiePhoto

DIRTcar celebrates 2014 G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookies of the Year

Wilder, Bernier, Ladouceur, Stabler and Hollner take 2014 honors

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – December 17, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing honored the rookies of the sport during November’s Champions Banquet, presenting the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie-of-the-Year Award to the five of the Northeast Region’s up-and-coming racers.

Korey Wilder, of Fort Plain, N.Y., took the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie of the Year award in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified division.

“It’s pretty intimidating to go down into turn one next to someone you’re used to just rooting for. It’s unbelievable,” Wilder said of his first year racing in the Big Block Modified Division

Quebecois Steve Bernier took the honors in the DIRTcar 358-Modified division after moving up from the Sportsman Modified division.

Briana Ladouceur and Ryan Stabler, both of Cornwall, Ontario, were named co-rookies of the year in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified division.

“I learned a lot,” Ladouceur said.

“I just want to thank my family. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be racing. And I’d like to thank Korey Wheeler and Joey Ladouceur – between Sportsman and Pro Stock, they’ve always been there,” Stabler said. Of his 2015 plans, Stabler stated, “We’re going to go back to Cornwall, do the DIRTcar series again, and, hopefully, pick up a few wins.”

In the DIRTcar Pro Stock division, Gus Hollner, of Gloversville, N.Y., claimed the 2014 Rookie-of-the-Year Award.

“I just hope we come back next year and run the series and do a little better,” Hollner said.

In addition to prize money, each G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie-of-the-Year took home a helmet of their choice courtesy of G-Force Racing Products.

 

G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookies-of-the-Year

G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One SpeedDIRTcar Big Block Modified Rookie-of-the-Year: Kory Wilder

G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One SpeedDIRTcar 358-Modified Rookie-of-the-Year: Steve Bernier

G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One SpeedDIRTcar Sportsman Modified Co-Rookies-of-the-Year: Brianna Ladouceur & Ryan Stabler

G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One SpeedDIRTcar Pro Stock Rookie-of-the-Year: Gus Hollner

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD LLC, Fox Shocks, Pole Position Raceway, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.

2015 Schedule Released

Tradition-Rich Events, New Venues Highlight 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule

First-time race at Ohsweken, plus returns to Canandaigua, Grandview, Five Mile Point, Utica-Rome, join annual specials for Northeast’s premier dirt tour

INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 11, 2014 – The Super DIRTcar Series announced today at the Performance Racing Industry tradeshow a combination of traditional events and races at new venues will make up its 2015 schedule.

The 29-race series kicks off during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Feb. 18-21 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series championship begins April 25 with a 100-lapper at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway before an exciting Wednesday night return on May 20 to Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway followed on Wednesday, May 27, to Brockville Ontario Speedway.

Read more2015 Schedule Released

World Finals on TV

CBS Sports Network Returns World of Outlaws Racing to Primetime Spotlight on Sunday Evenings in December

NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week kicks off coverage at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 7, followed on consecutive Sundays by Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 3, 2014 – CBS Sports Network kicks off three consecutive weeks of broadcast coverage at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week featuring the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series.

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 to deliver all of action in a two-hour CBS Sports Spectacular showcase from Big-Block Modified racing’s biggest annual event.

Read moreWorld Finals on TV

2014 Champions Banquet

112214 BanquetDecker2

DIRTcar stars honored at 2014 Champions Banquet

Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Mathieu Desjardins and Jocelyn Roy among drivers awarded championship trophies

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – November 23, 2014 – The brightest DIRTcar Racing stars of the Northeast region gathered at the Holiday Inn Saturday to receive championship awards and other accolades during the annual Champions Banquet.

Big Block Modified star Billy Decker took home the championship trophy for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, finishing out the season with a mere six-point lead over Matt Sheppard after November’s races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“Part of the measure of an award is the competition, and I really have a lot of respect for my fellow competitors,” said Decker, who credited crew chief Scott Jeffery and hardworking crew members for his success throughout the season. “cott works tirelessly making sure things are right, and our program showed it this year. We were prepared for every Super DIRTcar Series event. We had zero failures, zero engine failures, zero car failures.”

Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., claimed a total of three Super DIRTcar Series victories in 2014, winning first at Rolling Wheel Raceway Park in July and following it up with first-place finishes at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway in August.

“We have a great foundation, with (car owner) John Wight and LJL Racing. We expect to be competitive in the championship year in and year out,” Decker said. “Championships are won at the shop. Our car rolls out of that racecar shop, and it’s ready to win. If you’re not ready when you roll out of the race shop, you can’t win on the race track.”

Sheppard finished second in the series and Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., finished third.

Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., claimed his second consecutive title in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series.

Read more2014 Champions Banquet

11/8/2014 – Bad Boy Buggies World Finals #2

CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 8, 2014 — There were two very happy drivers at the end of Saturday night’s 40-lap Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. One being Danny Johnson who claimed his fifth series win of the season, his first ever at Charlotte, as well as an $8,000 check. The other was Billy Decker, took home his third career series championship on the back of a fourth-place run in the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals finale for the Modifieds.

Read more11/8/2014 – Bad Boy Buggies World Finals #2

Johnson Tops Charlotte, Decker champion

2014 SDS WF Graphic

Danny Johnson Earns First Charlotte Victory of Storied Career
in Season Finale at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

Decker clinches his third Super DIRTcar Series championship by 6 points

 

By Mike Mallett

CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 8, 2014 — There were two very happy drivers at the end of Saturday night’s 40-lap Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. One being Danny Johnson who claimed his fifth series win of the season, his first ever at Charlotte, as well as an $8,000 check. The other was Billy Decker, took home his third career series championship on the back of a fourth-place run in the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals finale for the Modifieds.

 

Read moreJohnson Tops Charlotte, Decker champion

11/7/2014 – Bad Boy Buggies World Finals #1

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 7, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, Stewart Friesen thrilled the packed grandstands at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with an impressive drive in the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals. The Canadian native now living in Sprakers, N.Y., started ninth and worked the high-side in methodical fashion for his third Super DIRTcar Series win of the season on the heels of his third Syracuse 200 win as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Read more11/7/2014 – Bad Boy Buggies World Finals #1

Friesen Takes Opening Round at Charlotte

110714 SDS Friesen VL MacDonald

Stewart Friesen Powers to Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Victory at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Sheppard regains championship lead over Decker heading into season finale

By Mike Mallett

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 7, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, Stewart Friesen thrilled the packed grandstands at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with an impressive drive in the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals. The Canadian native now living in Sprakers, N.Y., started ninth and worked the high-side in methodical fashion for his third Super DIRTcar Series win of the season on the heels of his third Syracuse 200 win as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Read moreFriesen Takes Opening Round at Charlotte

Decker Strong in Charlotte Qualifying

110614 WF QT

Decker Powers Into Super DIRTcar Series Championship Lead with Strong Qualifying Run in Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Opener

Two-time champ sets quick-time, wins heat at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 6, 2014 – Billy Decker has never won a feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but on Thursday’s opening night of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, he powered his way to a Pole Position Raceway Quick Time Award and a heat race victory that has positioned him to not only win a feature this weekend but perhaps even his third Super DIRTcar Series championship.

Qualifying and heat races for Friday’s and Saturday’s main events on the 4/10-mile oval that sits just north of Charlotte were completed on Thursday, along with qualifying for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Read moreDecker Strong in Charlotte Qualifying

Clash at Charlotte

nightone dalesandro1

Clash at Charlotte: Sheppard, Hearn and Decker duel for Super DIRTcar Series championship

World of Outlaws World Finals kicks off Nov. 6 with feature races set for Nov. 7 and 8

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 31, 2014 – A heated Super DIRTcar Series points battle will round out the season as the series heads into its final two feature races with the top two in point standings, Matt Sheppard and Billy Decker, within just one point of each other.

Read moreClash at Charlotte