No Such Thing As An Off-Season For Matt Sheppard

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No Such Thing As An Off-Season For Matt Sheppard

After a successful year where ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard picked up yet another Super DIRTcar Series Championship, many may wonder what exactly does the seven-time champ do once the checkered flag has been thrown on race season?

“Right now, I’m busy trying to get my shop finished at my house so I can move everything in,” Sheppard said. “That’s the biggest thing going on right now. I want to get the shop done, get moved in, then after that we’ll worry about getting back to working on the cars.”

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DIRTcar Northeast Celebrates 2018’s Champions at Annual Banquet

Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Kevin Root, and Jocelyn Roy Receive Championship Awards in Front of Packed House

SYRACUSE, NY – November 19, 2018 – The DIRTcar Northeast racing family gathered together in Central New York to celebrate a year full of incredible racing accomplishments. For the seventh time, Matt Sheppard was called to the stage to receive the award for the Super DIRTcar Series Championship. For the first time in his career, Billy Whittaker Cars 200 winner, Larry Wight took home the 358 Modified Championship after his third-place finish in the season finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Sportsman Modified Champion Kevin Root and his family highlighted the ceremony with an emotional victory speech, as did Joycelyn Roy’s acceptance of the Pro Stock Championship award.

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Increased Super DIRTcar Series Purses, New Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Highlight DIRTcar Promoters Meetings

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Increased Super DIRTcar Series Purses, New Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Highlight DIRTcar Promoters Meetings

SYRACUSE, NY – November 17, 2019 – DIRTcar Racing track promoters from across the Northeast came together Saturday morning in advance of the DIRTcar Night of Champions to establish the foundation and direction for the 2019 racing season under new Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Northeast Director Dean Reynolds. DIRTcar’s mission statement is to continue leading the way in competition, safety and professionalism.

Among the key moments from the meeting with more 50 promoters and officials is the news that for the first time in 15 years, the Super DIRTcar Series purse is substantially increasing. Every race on the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds schedule will carry a minimum of $7,500 to-win, with many at the $10,000 level for NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifiers, including the return to Ohio’s famous Eldora Speedway. Other purse highlights include a $1,000 payday for 10th position and $500 to start.

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Matt Sheppard Takes Seventh Super DIRTcar Series Championship, Tim Fuller Wins at World Finals

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Tim Fuller Stuns the 2018 Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard with Late Race Pass for Win

CONCORD, NC – November 3, 2018 – Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY won the battle and Matt Sheppard won the war. With just a handful of laps the 2018 Mohawk International Speedway Champion tracked Sheppard down and made the pass for the World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by Cam-Am 40-lap Feature win. Matt Sheppard crossed the finish line second as the newly crowned 2018 Super DIRTcar Series Champion. The Franklinville Flyer Billy Decker was a threat at the front of the field, but had to settle for third. That rounds out the final chapter in the 2018 Super DIRTcar Series season.

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11/03/18 — The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Saturday)

CONCORD, NC – November 3, 2018 – Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY won the battle and Matt Sheppard won the war. With just a handful of laps the 2018 Mohawk International Speedway Champion tracked Sheppard down and made the pass for the World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by Cam-Am 40-lap Feature win. Matt Sheppard crossed the finish line second as the 2018 Super DIRTcar Series Champion. The Franklinville Flyer Billy Decker was a threat at the front of the field, but had to settle for third. That rounds out the final chapter in the 2018 Super DIRTcar Series season.

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11/03/18 — The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC – November 3, 2018 – The first 40-lap World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am Feature race went to Brett The Jet Hearn. Hearn worked his way into second, and then benefited from a flat right rear tire on Matt Sheppard. Incredibly Sheppard passed most of the field and managed a third-place finish. Hard-Charger Tim McCreadie started twenty-fifth and finished runner-up to The Jet.

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Brett “The Jet” Hearn Lights the Afterburners at the World Finals

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Brett “The Jet” Hearn Lights the Afterburners at the World Finals

CONCORD, NC – November 3, 2018 – The first 40-lap World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am Feature race went to Brett The Jet Hearn. Hearn worked his way into second, and then benefited from a flat right rear tire on Matt Sheppard. Incredibly Sheppard passed most of the field and managed a third-place finish. Hard-Charger Tim McCreadie started twenty-fifth and finished runner-up to The Jet.

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Last Chance Showdown’s Set World Finals’ Feature to be Run Saturday

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Friday’s World Finals Feature to be Run Saturday, Last Chance Showdowns go to Tim Kerr and Gary Lindberg

CONCORD, NC – November 2, 2018 – Despite the best efforts of the officials and teams, the 40-lap World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am Friday Feature race will be run on Saturday afternoon, November 3. Heat Races were completed on Thursday, Last Chance Showdowns were completed Friday, as well as the Dig Safely 811 Redraw. See below for the Feature lineup.

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 3, the pit gates open at 10:00 AM, grandstands open at 1:00 PM, and at 1:30 PM the remainder of Friday’s schedule will commence. Saturday’s schedule remains as it stands with opening ceremonies at 4:45 PM.

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Super DIRTcar Series Kicks Off World Finals with Qualifying

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Super DIRTcar Series Kicks Off World Finals with Qualifying

CONCORD, NC – November 1, 2018 – Forty-two Big-Block Modifieds made the tow to premier dirt track racing facility The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the 2018 edition of the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am. Two rounds of timed Hot Laps and two sets of Heat Races set the lineups for both Friday and Saturday’s Feature events. The big winner was Mike Mahaney from King Ferry, NY who took the checkered flag in both of his Heat Races.

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