Thursday, 17 October 2019

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Erick Rudolph wins the Eldora Dirt Derby 100 $10,000 grand prize and Billy Decker picked up a guaranteed start at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII

July 31, 2019 - ROSSBURG, OH - The 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby 100 will be long-remembered by those who witnessed it. The spectacular race saw Erick Rudolph best eight-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard with a pass in the final quarter of the race to win $10,000. Rudolph held off long-time Series hero Billy Decker and rival Mat Williamson on a late-race restart to seal the win as well.

Read more: Erick Rudolph Burns It Up in the Buckeye State!

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Future Hall of Famer Matt Sheppard won his second straight and sixth Series race of the year, Erick Rudolph and Mat Williamson ran hard for the podium

WEEDSPORT, NY - July 28, 2019 - Super Matt Sheppard needed all of his power and green flag laps to seal his sixth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2019. Having secured a guaranteed start for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII earlier this year at Can-Am Speedway, Sheppard passed the guarantee to runner-up and rival Erick Rudolph. Rudolph started eleventh and worked his way by all of the best Big Block Modified drivers around except for the one in the No. 9s. Outside pole-sitter and early race leader Mat Williamson finished third to round out the podium. Read more: SHEPPARD FLEXES MUSCLE WITH SIXTH SERIES WIN

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Matt Sheppard pulled off a late-race pass on runner-up Peter Britten to win the 100-lap clash at Autodrome Granby

GRANBY, QUE - July 24, 2019 - Super Matt Sheppard made it through an eleven-car pileup on lap 29 to drive through the field for his fifth Super DIRTcar Series win in 2019. Sheppard took the lead from Queensland, Australian driver, Peter Britten on lap 84 after battling wheel-to-wheel lap after lap. Drummond winner Erick Rudolph rounded out the podium after driving up from the twelfth starting position. Read more: Granby Glory Pushes Sheppard to Third in All-Time Wins

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Erick Rudolph blasts by Stewart Friesen and Jimmy Phelps for $7,500 Drummond Payday

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE - July 22, 2019 - The winning driver was anyone’s guess throughout the entire 100 laps of action at Autodrome Drummond but Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY saved his best stuff for last. Runner-up and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series standout Stewart Friesen led the most laps but not the one that counted for the win. HBR’s Jimmy Phelps started on the pole position and stayed in the top five all night to cross the finish line on the final step of the podium.

Read more: Rudolph Hoists Drummond's Championship Belt

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McLaughlin led 99 laps until tangling with Rudolph coming to checkers as Sheppard adds fourth Series win of 2019

CANANDAIGUA, NY — July 4, 2019 — It took 99-and-a-half laps, but the packed grandstands at Land of Legends Raceway saw a huge Fourth of July fireworks display in the middle of turns three and four on Thursday night when Max McLaughlin and Erick Rudolph made heavy contact in a final turn battle for the checkered flag. Read more: FIREWORKS! Leaders Wreck on Final Lap, Sheppard Takes Liberty 100 Glory

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Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway shines in 100-lap Border Battle, Wight Wins over Sheppard and Johnson

PLATTSBURGH, NY - July 1, 2019 - Lightning Larry Wight took advantage of a restart at the halfway point to drive by Matt Sheppard while riding the cushion on the extreme outside line of the half-mile race track. Wight and the Gypsum Racing team went home $10,000 richer and now have a guaranteed starting position in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII in October at Oswego Speedway. Runner-up Matt Sheppard drove to the front early, passing both Mat Williamson and then leader Brett Hearn in one fell swoop. Sheppard had built a massive half-track lead but after the bottom line went away for him he lost speed. In third place came the No. 27J of Danny Johnson who battled hard in the top ten all night to earn his podium result. Read more: Wight Whips ‘Em for $10,000 and Guaranteed NAPA Super DIRT Week Start

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Defending Champion Matt Sheppard takes home $7,500, joined by Larry Wight and Mat Williamson on the podium

CORNWALL, ON - June 30, 2019 - Matt Sheppard battled up through the top-five to take the lead early in the race but had to go toe-to-toe with The Doctor Danny Johnson to secure the win. Larry Wight crossed the finish line in second place, which is an important points-finish for the Gypsum Express driver. With another third place podium, Mat Williamson didn't let Sheppard run away with all the points. Williamon started on the pole and even after fading back early, he never let the leader out of his sight. Read more: Sheppard Slides to O'Canada 100 Victory

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Friesen pockets $11,111 and much needed guaranteed start for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII

MALTA, NY - June 25, 2019 - Brett Hearn's The Big Show 11 lived up to its name and surpassed all expectations. In a 111-lap race that few will soon forget, five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen passed race promotor and eight-time Series Champion Brett Hearn on lap 110 to steal the win in dramatic fashion. In third place, Mat Williamson and his Buzzchew Racing team were catching the dueling leaders but had to settle for the final step on the podium when the checkered flag fell. Read more: Stewart Friesen Runs Down Brett Hearn for The Big Show 11 Win

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Erick Rudolph led flag-to-flag to win again at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – May 27, 2019 – Despite leading all 100 laps of the Heroes Remembered 100, fans were left amazed at the incredible race they had just witnessed. Rudolph fought back challenges from some of the best Super DIRTcar Series drivers to ever get behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified. Billy Decker, Stewart Friesen, and Max McLaughlin took turns trying to ground the high-flying Ransomville racer, but all efforts fell short. With a final lunge, Decker crossed the finish line under the checkered flag alongside the No. 25r, but was unable to complete the pass before the stripe.

Read more: Rudolph Routs the Field at Weedsport

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Stewart Friesen Takes $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals Finale, Wight Wins Gator Championship

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 16, 2019 – After a breathless week of incredible Super DIRTcar Series action, Stewart Friesen held off Gypsum Racing teammates Larry Wight and Billy Decker to win the 50-lap DIRTcar Nationals finale.

Read more: Stewart Friesen Takes DIRTcar Nationals Finale, Wight Wins Gator Championship