2016 Super DIRTcar Series Full-Time Field Set
Two penalties issued for infractions at DIRTcar Nationals
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – March 18, 2016 – With just over a month remaining until the 2016 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds season opener at Fulton Speedway, the field of full-time, Platinum drivers pursuing the series championship has been set.
Among the field are the biggest names in big-block modified racing including past series champions Matt Sheppard, Brett Hearn, Billy Decker and Tim Fuller.
In all, 17 drivers will embark on the full 29 race schedule. Those drivers are (listed alphabetically by last name):
- Peter Britten
- Frank Cozze
- Billy Decker
- Keith Flach
- Stewart Friesen
- Tim Fuller
- Brett Hearn
- Mike Mahaney
- Max McLaughlin
- Eldon Payne
- Jimmy Phelps
- Erick Rudolph
- Rich Scagliotta
- Matt Sheppard
- Pat Ward
- Larry Wight
- Mat Williamson
“As the premier big-block modified series in the country, the Super DIRTcar Series annually features the toughest competition with the best drivers,” said DIRTcar Northeast’s Mike Perrotte. “2016 will be no different as Matt Sheppard campaigns for his fifth series championship and a stout group of drivers look to write their own names in the history books. After a thrilling DIRTcar Nationals, we are excited to get the season underway.”
This season, the Super DIRTcar Series adds two of the most storied facilities in dirt track racing, Eldora Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway. The series heads to the historic half-mile Williams Grove on June 22 and takes on Eldora Speedway, in conjunction with the NASCAR truck series, on July 19 and 20.
The series kicks off at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on Saturday, April 30. To purchase tickets, or to find out more information, visit FultonSpeedway.com.
Two Penalized following DIRTcar Nationals
DIRTcar Northeast officials issued penalties on Thursday to Billy Pauch and Tyler Siri after both were found to be in violation of DIRTcar rules during DIRTcar Nationals last month.
Both drivers were penalized for being in violation of rule 11.1J which prohibits chemically altering tires. The drivers were also fined under rule 11.1A which allows fines to be collected from prize money on the day of the infraction and requires all fines to be paid before a competitor is allowed to compete again.
Siri and Pauch have been suspended from all DIRTcar-sanctioned events until May 28, 2016. Siri was fined $2,000 plus the amount of his purse and the $150 lab fee for a total of $2,350. Pauch was fined $2,000 plus the amount of his purse and the $150 lab fee for a total of $3,050.
Both drivers will be on probation until Dec. 31, 2016.
To see the full Super DIRTcar Series schedule and to learn more, visit SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Chevy Performance Parts and NAPA Auto Parts; in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ASI Race Wear, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mike’s Racing Heads, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.