10/18/14 – Brockville Ontario Speedway

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson made history Saturday night, becoming the first Modified driver to sweep Brockville Ontario Speedway’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre. Johnson wheeled the Traction Grabber No. 27J to victory lane Friday night in the 100-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature race, and followed it up the next night with a win in the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature event. (CLICK HERE FOR FULL RACE REPORT)

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10/12/14: Syracuse 200 at New York State Fairgrounds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2014) — Stewart Friesen, a native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., now living in Sprakers, N.Y., passed Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., for the lead on lap 190 and marched on to record his third career Syracuse 200 victory on Sunday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (CLICK HERE FOR FULL RACE REPORT)

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Hearn claims 11th Eastern States 200

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Brett Hearn powers to 11th career Eastern States 200 victory

Hard-charging Matt Sheppard finishes 2nd to claim Super DIRTcar Series point lead going into Charlotte

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – October 27, 2014 – Brett “the Jet” Hearn has been making a habit of winning at Orange County Fair Speedway. He picked up his 11th career Eastern States Big Block Modified victory there Sunday, October 26, his third in a row.

“It takes a lot of people to make this happen,” the Sussex, N.J. said in Victory Lane after Sunday’s 200 lapper. “There’s a lot of hard work, a lot of preparation goes into this thing and you come here on race day and try to put it all together.”

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Orange County – 10/26/14

Brett Hearn working on three in a row at Orange County Fair Speedway

Grueling Eastern States 200 could drastically shake up point standings as Super DIRTcar Series heads into final rounds

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 20, 2014 – There’s no question as to which Modified driver has been dominant at Orange County Fair Speedway’s annual Eastern States Weekend. Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has picked up 13 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series victories at the Middletown, N.Y., track, ten in the Eastern States 200. This year, the two-time consecutive Eastern States 200 Champion is looking to make it three in a row.

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Brett Hearn claims Eastern States pole

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Brett Hearn locks in pole position for Sunday’s Eastern States 200

Hindley, Dippel, Friesen, Perrego and Higbie also lock in starting positions in top six

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – October 25, 3014 – Brett “the Jet” Hearn is off to another good start for Orange County Fair Speedway’s Eastern States Weekend, locking in the pole position for Sunday’s 200-lap Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series race. The Sussex, N.J., driver rounded “The Hard Clay” in 20.763 seconds, narrowly ousting Tim Hindley, whose time was 20.837 seconds, from the honors.

“This is a race where you want to start near the front. It’s not the end-all, but it’s a race where you want to start near the front, stay out of heavy traffic, and control the race if you can,” Hearn said of Sunday’s Eastern States 200, a notably grueling race and one of the few Super DIRTcar Series rounds requiring a pit stop. “It’s the kind of race where, if you can control the race and set the pace at your pace, then you’re going to be in the driver’s seat.”

After shattering the Lebanon Valley Speedway lap time record, fast laps have started to become a habit for “the Jet.” He was second overall at Fonda Speedway in September and earned the Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier Award at Brockville Ontario Speedway in October. During NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII in Syracuse, Hearn claimed the outside pole starting position with the second fastest lap time, short of fast-timer Matt Sheppard by a margin of 0.002 seconds.

“I think we have some really good cars, I think it’s going good. It’s still 200 laps, so, anything can happen,” said Hearn, who hopes running in Saturday’s 358-Modified race at Orange County Fair Speedway will help the Madsen Motorsports No. 20 team stay strong for Sunday. “The track is in pretty nice shape. We’re going to have to run the small block race and try to come up with a strategy for Sunday that’s going to work.”

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Johnson Beats Brockville

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Danny Johnson sweeps Brockville’s Fall Nationals, winning Saturday’s Super DIRTcar Series 100-lapper

Billy Decker finishes third to cling to a narrow point lead over Matt Sheppard

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson made history Saturday night, becoming the first Modified driver to sweep Brockville Ontario Speedway’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by 1000 Islands RV Centre. Johnson wheeled the Traction Grabber No. 27J to victory lane Friday night in the 100-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature race, and followed it up the next night with a win in the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series feature event.

“It’s a fantastic track for us. It’s really working really well for us,” said Johnson, whose victory Saturday was his fourth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2014. “I just had a great hot rod. The car is two years old and it’s just a great running car for us.”

The Rochester, N.Y., driver started on the pole, but it was local runner Brian MacDonald, of Cornwall, Ontario, who took the lead at the green flag. Johnson stayed at his tail and reclaimed the position off a lap-29 restart. MacDonald refused to let up, staying at Johnson’s rear bumper the remaining 71 laps, but wasn’t able to make the pass.

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Friesen captures third Syracuse 200

Friesen Blasts Around Syracuse Mile To Score Third Career Syracuse 200 Triumph

Canadian Overtakes Sheppard With 10 Laps Remaining For Dramatic $50,000 Win To Cap NAPA Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2014) — Stewart Friesen used a feathery throttle foot to win his first two Syracuse 200 Big-Block Modified classics during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds.

But to secure his third career victory in the division’s most prestigious race on Sunday, Friesen just put his foot to the floor and tossed his car around the historic one-mile oval like he was blasting around a quarter-mile bullring.

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Susice gains ‘Cuse 200 berth

Dramatic victory in 25-lap Big Block Modified “Win and You’re In” race changes Susice’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week course

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – October 11, 2014 – Ryan Susice’s Saturday had a disappointing start. The young racer, 24, out of Ransomville, N.Y., stumbled into a Big Block Modified ride for Sunday’s Syracuse 200, but fell two positions short of qualifying for the main event from Saturday’s Dig Safely 811 Last Chance Qualifier.

Fortunately, the day ended on a high note, as Susice charged from the rear of a 24-car field to score a dramatic win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Saturday’s Big Block Modified Win and You’re In victory put Susice back on track, giving him a starting spot for the biggest race of his career.

“This whole weekend has been a whirlwind for us,” commented Susice, who was ecstatic to have joined the Syracuse 200 field. “I don’t even know how to begin to express it. I never thought in a million years I’d be here. We couldn’t do it financially for our small block cars, and I’ve only run a Big Block a few times.”

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Sheppard, Hearn & Phelps Shine

Sheppard, Hearn & Phelps Flex Muscle In Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ Big-Block Modified Triple 20s

Top Three Starters In Syracuse 200 Score $4,000 Triumphs At Syracuse Mile (Alex Bruce photo)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2014) — Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., Brett Hearn of Sussex, N.J., and Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, N.Y., rolled to victories in the Big-Block Modified Triple 20s that headlined Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Hearn joined Heinke-Baldwin Racing teammates Sheppard and Phelps in scoring wire-to-wire $4,000 wins from the pole position. The trio will occupy the top three starting spots in Sunday’s Syracuse 200 with Hearn sandwiched by the polesitting Sheppard and Phelps in the grand finale of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII.

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