Intensity Will Be High When Super DIRTcar Series Battles Sept. 2 at Weedsport

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Big Block Modified racers will be joined by DIRTcar Pro Stock Series and Empire Super Sprints for Labor Day Double Play

WEEDSPORT, NY – Aug. 28, 2019 – In the small New York town of Weedsport lies the historic three-eighths-of-a-mile dirt oval where all the legends of Big Block Modified racing have made their mark. The Super DIRTcar Series has stopped twice at Weedsport Speedway in 2019 with eight-time Series Champion Matt Sheppard and his rival from Ransomville Erick Rudolph splitting the pair of 100-lappers.

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Super DIRTcar Series Stars Aiming to Build Momentum at Utica-Rome

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100 laps will decide $7,500-winner on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Vernon, NY

VERNON, NY – Utica-Rome Speedway has developed a reputation for being one of the fastest and most exciting race tracks on the Super DIRTcar Series tour. On Sunday, Sept. 1, the biggest stars in Big Block Modified racing will compete over 100 laps for $7,500-to-win and $500-to-start on the Vernon, NY dirt oval in an event presented by Broedel Fuel Group and Clinton Tractor.

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$25,000-to-Win Mr. DIRT Track USA at Valley of Speed

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WEST LEBANON, NY – August 24, 2019 – One of the biggest and baddest races on the Super DIRTcar Series calendar falls on Saturday, August 31 when 2019’s Mr. DIRT Track USA is crowned at Lebanon Valley Speedway. The 100-lap $25,000-to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier is presented by Upstate GM Dealers and Abele Tractor.

With added monies to the purse for this year, Saturday will be the richest Mr. DIRT Track USA event in recent memory. Not only will the winner take home the $25,500, the runner-up nets a cool $8,000, $3,000 for third on down to $1,000 for tenth, and $500 just to take the green.

Can a Lebanon Valley ringer like fan-favorite Kenny Tremont hold off the Series drivers like last year or will a streaking Matt Sheppard put leave his mark on the famous speedway.

Erick Rudolph, the third generation driver out of Ransomville, NY is putting together a strong run of wins and top-three finishes in an attempt to reel in eight-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard. Sheppard now has a 110 point lead on Rudolph but the No. 25R team is undeterred.

Not far behind Erick Rudolph is Mat Williamson from St. Catherines, Ontario who splits his time in the family-owned No. 6 and the Buzz Chew No. 88. Race fans will see the slick No. 88 at Lebanon Valley action. Williamson has done everything but win so far this year in Series competition However he is coming off the biggest win in his career at Orange County Fair Speedway where he took home $100,000 on their Centennial Weekend celebration.

The Ringoes Rocket Ryan Godown is leading the Rookie of the Year standings and he is riding a wave of momentum from Orange County. The driver of the No. 26 machine is starting to find his groove. His Series best second place in the Battle on the Midway 100 guarantees him a starting position in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII on Sunday, October 13. Godown is looking to keep the ball rolling at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

The red racers on team Gypsum are running fourth and fifth in points. Billy Decker has eleven top tens in the twelve races so far while Larry Wight is hot on his tail in fifth. Wight secured his Billy Whittaker Cars 200 birth at Plattsburgh earlier this year.

Demetrios Drellos and Jack Lehner are the two other Series rookies in the race. They are running eleventh and twelfth respectively. Lehner won the Last Chance Showdown at Orange County while Drellos has made improvements in Time Trials and Heat Races.

Joining Tremont in defending the high banks’ turf is Keith Flach, Andy Bachetti, JR Heffner, LJ Lombardo, and many others.

With so much on the line, race fans can’t afford to miss this one. $25,500 is one of the largest winners’ share in the business. And that’s not all. The winner gets a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, October 13.

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NAPA Auto Parts Celebrates Eight Years as Title Sponsor of Super DIRT Week

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OSWEGO, NY — Aug. 21, 2019 — NAPA Auto Parts will be a key partner in Super DIRT Week for the eighth consecutive season, extending one of racing’s longest running event sponsorships.

As NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week is preparing for its fourth year at Oswego Speedway on Oct. 9-13, the tradition of “Racing’s Biggest Party” is ready to celebrate its 48th year as DIRTcar Racing’s biggest event.

The partnership between NAPA Auto Parts and DIRTcar Racing is so fitting because NAPA caters to people who prefer to use their “NAPA know how” to maintain their daily drivers, hot rods and even race cars by supplying high-quality parts and service to its customers, who are also huge fans of racing.

“The racing at Oswego Speedway during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week has been incredible, especially with all of the last-lap battles and close finishes in last year’s event,” said NAPA Auto Parts General Manager Ryan Nowitzke. “We are always excited when customers come into our stores and let us know how much they appreciate NAPA being part of Super DIRT Week. The connection we’ve built through the years is unparalleled in the Northeast and we can’t wait to see how the racing stacks up this year.”

The classic blue and yellow NAPA Auto Parts logo is immediately recognized by all automotive do-it-yourselfers and anyone who appreciates the great selection and availability of parts for cars, trucks or anything that makes you get up and go.

With 58 distribution centers, 16,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers, and more than 16,000 independently-owned and company-owned stores, including over 100 stores Central New York, NAPA Auto Parts is one of the most recognizable and dependable institutions in the automotive industry. NAPA’s inventory includes nearly a half-million parts for all automotive and industrial applications.

We are less than two months away from dropping that green flag on NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVIII. Fans from across the United States and Canada will descend upon Oswego for five consecutive days of non-stop DIRTcar Racing action, with the crown jewel of Super DIRTcar Series racing, the Billy Whittaker Cars 200, putting the exclamation mark on a jaw-dropping week of dirt racing.

“We are very proud of our long partnership with NAPA Auto Parts and Super DIRT Week,” said DIRTcar Racing CMO Ben Geisler. “Our fans are absolutely their customers so it’s a great fit. Their support over the past eight years has allowed us to continue making improvements at Oswego. Most importantly, we always enjoy hearing stories about our fans in their stores. The partnership is good for everybody involved.”

NAPA Super DIRT Week will kick off with early parking for campers at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 6. Early Bird tech inspection for all classes and competitors starts on Monday, Oct. 7. On-track activities will begin shortly after the procession of cars through the streets of Oswego at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

A week of racing across four divisions at the historic 5/8th-mile all comes down to 41 Super DIRTcar Series drivers looking to write their names in the history books next to the names of Buzzie Reutimann, Bob McCreadie, Brett Hearn, Stewart Friesen and countless other drivers.

The Billy Whittaker Cars 200 pays a whopping $50,000 to the winner. The granddaddy of all Super DIRTcar Series events is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Tickets and camping spots for the 48th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week are available online or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. Stay tuned to NAPA Super DIRT Week, Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing social media channels for additional information regarding NAPA Super DIRT Week. Lastly, make sure to download the NAPA Super DIRT Week app for mobile devices for all the late-breaking information.

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Orange County Fair Speedway August 15, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Orange County Fair Speedway August 15, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Feature Event Highlights from Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York on August 15th, 2019.

Sheppard Outruns the Field at Orange County

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Matt Sheppard Parks It at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Godown Locked into Billy Whittaker Cars 200

MIDDLETOWN, NY – August 15, 2019 – Matt Sheppard raced up from his third-place starting position to snatch the $10,000-to-win Battle on the Midway 100 at Orange County. In his tracks, the Ringoes Rocket Ryan Godown fought off red hot runner Erick Rudolph to secure his best Series finish and a guaranteed starting spot in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII.

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08/15/2019 — Orange County Fair Speedway

Matt Sheppard raced up from his third-place starting position to snatch the $10,000-to-win Battle on the Midway 100 at Orange County. In his tracks, the Ringoes Rocket Ryan Godown fought off red hot runner Erick Rudolph to secure his best Series finish and a guaranteed starting spot in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII.

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Ransomville Speedway Rained Out

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Ransomville Speedway Rained Out, Rain Date Will Not Be Utilized Due to Forecast

RANSOMVILLE, NY – August 6, 2019 – Heavy rains and thunderstorms passed over the track in the afternoon and saturated the facility. That combined with an unfavorable evening forecast and continuing rain has forced Ransomville Speedway management and Super DIRTcar Series officials to rain out the 100-lap Feature event. The Wednesday rain date will not be used due to the forecast. 

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RUDOLPH ROUNDS OFF MERRITTVILLE FOR THE WIN

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THOROLD, ONTARIO  – Ransomville, NY’s Erick Rudolph outfoxed local Merrittville Speedway stars Ryan Susice and Gary Lindberg to pick up his fourth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2019. Just when the capacity Thorold, Ontario crowd thought it would be a duel between two of their best drivers for the $8,000 payday, Rudolph’s No. 25R came roaring through the top of the field. Finally, Rudolph made the decisive move with five laps to go and captured the checkered flag.

Rudolph started in sixth and kept the top three in his sights all race. Before battling Lindberg, the pilot of the No. 25R’s toughest challenge was the Billy Whittaker Fast-Time Award recipient Billy Decker in his crimson red Gypsum Express No. 91. Decker had been fast all day and refused to let Rudolph get by easy.

From there, lapped traffic was the key to Rudolph tracking down the leader Gary Lindberg and second-place Ryan Susice. The No. 28T and No. 3RS may have had the right strategy for the track, but Rudolph would not be denied. He started entering turn three high and then rounding off the turn and running downhill through turn four. This allowed him to catch and run down the leaders when they reached traffic on the straightaways.

“I was a little bit better in lapped traffic and about the same speed one-on-one. It seemed like he [Gary Lindberg] needed to be in his specific lane. The local 358 Modifieds here are the best in the Northeast. It was tough out there. I don’t think I would have gotten him if it wasn’t for lapped traffic. Nevertheless, here we are in Victory Lane. The car was performing up to expectations,” said Rudolph.

The No. 25R team has been on an absolute hot streak as of late. For Rudolph, it comes down to the decisions they’ve been making as a team.

Rudolph noted, “We’ve been making the right decisions. We show up at the track with the same car and we just gotta make the right decisions and wise choices. Hopefully, we can keep being smart. I’d like to thank all my fans, sponsors, and my crew here beside me. They’ve got my back no matter what and it’s nice knowing that. I’d like to thank the track for putting this race on.”

Next up the Series rolls into Rudolph’s home track of Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday, August 6.

“Ransomville’s been good to us so far this year. It’ll be a good show tomorrow.”

After leading a vast majority of the laps, Gary Lindberg, a surprise Top 6 qualifier in last year’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200, had to settle for second place.

Lindberg described his race: “We had a good car for sure. Then I saw Erick [Rudolph] on that restart and I knew he was going to be fast. But then I didn’t see him after a few laps, so I thought we were good. But then I came upon those lapped cars and they were racing side-by-side and probably not watching the flagman either so I couldn’t get them.”

There is nothing more frustrating for a leader than when lapped traffic is battling amongst themselves for position. Announcer Shane Andrews noticed that the No. 28T started to use the chrome horn to make his way through towards the end.

“I used it [his bumper] too late. I didn’t use it until I saw Erick. Then I hit a couple in a row and tried to move them. But that’s not the ticket either. You’ll end up giving yourself a flat. I calmed back down and it is what it is,” Lindberg said.

Lindberg continued, “The race car was really good. I think I don’t know for sure. We started on the front row but it felt really good. I don’t think we could change much. It was real slick out there.”

Last year’s Merrittville Speedway Super DIRTcar Series winner Ryan Susice finished third.”

Susice said, “We were just a little off from where we needed to be. We were better on the long run and we had a caution right at the end. Congrats to Erick, he’s on fire. Gary had a helluva run. I think it really speaks volumes about what we’ve got here in terms of competition to have two local guys up in the front.”

King Ferry, NY’s Mike Mahaney has been experiencing engine trouble as of late with his Big Blocks. Mahaney won the Feature at on Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway but the engine showed signs of trouble on the last lap. Unfortunately, Mahaney was then forced to put a 358 Modified motor in the No. 35 while the Big Blocks were worked on. That means he only receives half the points he earned per Super DIRTcar Series rules.

Dave Marcuccilli made the tow and had a solid outing. He worked his way into the Top 12 Redraw and drew position number twelve. Fortunately, that position also awards a free Hoosier Racing Tire along with it. Marcuccilli hanged tough for the entire 100 laps and finished right where he started.

The Series heads back across the border to Ransomville Speedway for the thirty-fifth annual $7,500-to-win Summer Nationals.

FEATURE (100 Laps)
1. 25-Erick Rudolph [6][$8,000]; 2. 28-Gary Lindberg [2][$4,000]; 3. 38RS-Ryan Susice [4][$2,500]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [1][$1,800]; 5. 6M-Mat Williamson [9][$1,600]; 6. 42P-Pete Bicknell [13][$1,400]; 7. 71-Mike Bowman [17][$1,300]; 8. 21A-Peter Britten [3][$1,200]; 9. 3B-Chad Brachmann [5][$1,100]; 10. 37S-Tyler Willard [20][$1,000]; 11. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$800]; 12. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [12][$700]; 13. 21J-Danny Johnson [22][$600]; 14. 9S-Matt Sheppard [10][$575]; 15. 26-Ryan Godown [16][$550]; 16. 35-Mike Mahaney [15][$525]; 17. 7F-Matt Farnham [14][$500]; 18. 96-Fred Carleton [21][$500]; 19. 111-Demetrios Drellos [8][$500]; 20. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [11][$500]; 21. 2X-Tom Neale [23][$500]; 22. 3RS-Dalton Slack [19][$500]; 23. 8-Mark D’Ilario [18][$500]; 24. 2L-Jack Lehner [25][$500]; 25. R2-Rusty Smith [26][$500]; 26. 17-Marcus Dinkins [27][$500]; 27. 2K-Rob Knapp [24][$500]; 28. 37-Paul StSauveur [28][$500]