Brett Hearn’s ‘The Big Show III’ Returns June 21 to Orange County
Friesen seeking redemption on historic Middletown, N.Y., track where McCreadie won last fall
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – May 7, 2011 – Brett Hearn’s hugely popular “The Big Show” featuring the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series returns Tuesday, June 21, to Orange County Fair Speedway for the third consecutive season.
Can Stewart Friesen avenge his controversial defeat in last fall’s Eastern States Weekend? Will Tim McCreadie win again on the legendary speedway? Hearn, together with Orange County Fair Speedway and DIRTcar Racing, will provide the venue to answer those questions and more when the Super DIRTcar Series invades this June to renew rivalries both old and new in a spectacular 100-lap event.
“I always felt it was imperative for the series to have an event at Orange County,” said Hearn, a seven-time Super DIRTcar Series champion who is only eight victories from an astonishing 800 wins in his career. “It’s the perfect battleground to mix the upstate with the downstate with the New Jersey and Pennsylvania guys. It’s a central location to bring all of the Modifieds together from north and south and meet in one place on neutral ground.”
Hearn’s third annual The Big Show will no doubt bring together all of the superstars of Big-Block Modified racing, including defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard, title contender Jimmy Phelps, inaugural All-Star 100 winner Ryan Phelps, and SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 winner Friesen, who was robbed of a victory last year at Orange County during Eastern States Weekend.
The Orange County Fair Speedway DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds also will be competing in a 30-lap event on the 5/8-mile track.
“We’re excited to work with Orange County Fair Speedway and Brett Hearn to bring the Super DIRTcar Series to Middletown for a big night of racing,” said DIRTcar Director of Series and Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki. “The past two Big Shows definitely have been exciting, and this year’s will no doubt be the best one yet.”
Orange County Fair Speedway has long played a key part of the Super DIRTcar Series schedule, with The Big Show III playing a pivotal role in the 2011 championship.
“The Big Show III is going to be a great night of action with all the big stars from the Super DIRTcar Series taking on racers from all over the Northeast,” said Orange County Fair Speedway promoter Michael Gurda. “We can’t wait to have them all come to Middletown.”
Tickets will be on sale soon through DIRTcar.com and SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.
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