This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Heads Back to Canada
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This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Heads Back to Canada

Makes their final trip of the year to Quebec

By Mandee Pauch

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Sept. 7, 2016 – This weekend the Super DIRTcar Series makes their trek back into Canada. With all of the DIRTcar home track points rapped up for the 2016 season the series will now move to weekend racing. The series first stop will be on Friday, Sept. 9th at Le RPM Speedway and then on Saturday, Sept. 10th at Autodrome Drummond.

Friday night will be the Super DIRTcar Series first ever visit to Le RPM Speedway.

Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar North East Series Director, is looking forward to their first visit to Le RPM. “The fans up there are very enthusiastic and they know how to make us all feel welcome. We’re anticipating a huge crowd as we make our first trip to Le RPM Friday night.”

The series will be making their second visit this season to Autodrome Drummond this Saturday night. Their last visit was back on Tuesday, July 26th. It had been eight years since Frank Cozze had seen victory lane with the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and on that night Cozze made it back to the winners circle. Cozze proved that he still has what it takes as he came from his 19th starting position to take home the win over Larry Wight and Mike Mahaney.

“This track is about as challenging as you’re going to get. I ran my butt off those 100 laps as best as I could,” said Cozze in victory lane.

 

Coming Up Next

After the Super DIRTcar Series takes on Canada they will be making their first appearance of the season at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y. on Friday, Sept. 16th and then back to Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. for their third time this season on Saturday, Sept. 17th.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.superdirtcarseries.com

 

ABOUT THE TRACK:

Le RPM Speedway – For more information on Le RPM Speedway visit, lerpmspeedway.com.

Autodrome Drummond – For more information on Autodrome Drummond visit, autodromedrummond.com.

 

This Past Week in DIRTcar Racing:

Super Matt Cashes in Lucrative Labor Day Weekend

WEEDSPORT, N.Y – Sept. 5, 2016 – Matt Sheppard captured his eighth Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season Monday night at Weedsport Speedway over Danny Johnson and Tim Fuller to take home the $7,000 payday.

Read More at www.superdirtcarseries.com

Local 358-Modified Star Gage Morin Captures Cornwall

CORNWALL, Ont. – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Local star Gage Morin captured the biggest event of the year at his home track. The driver of the #16 machine took the lead on lap 13 and repeated the feature from 2015 by winning the DIRTcar 358-Modified series event at Cornwall… Read More at www.dirtcarump.com

Martin Pelletier Dominates The DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race at Cornwall

CORNWALL, Ont. – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Sportsman star Martin Pelletier took the lead on lap 18 and never looked back, becoming the fourth driver to win on the tour in 2016.

Read More at www.dirtcarump.com

 

DRIVER INFO

The following Super DIRTcar Series drivers maintain websites:

Frank Cozze: frankcozze.com

Keith Flach: keithflachracing.com

Brett Hearn: bretthearn.com

Mike Mahaney: mikemahaneyracing.com

Max McLaughlin: maxmclaughlinracing.com

Jimmy Phelps: jimmyphelps.com

Erick Rudolph: erickrudolph.com

Matt Sheppard: matt-sheppard.com

For more driver information, visit: www.superdirtcarseries.com

 

SEASON WINNERS: Matt Sheppard – 8 (Williams Grove Speedway on June 22, Utica-Rome Speedway on Jul 3, Five Mile Point Speedway on July 12, Grandview Speedway on July 14, Autodrome Granby on July 27, Merrittville Speedway on August 1, Lebanon Valley on September 2, Weedsport Speedway on September 5); Stewart Friesen – 4 (Cornwall Motorsports Park on June 26, Albany-Saratoga on July 6, Mohawk International raceway on July 7, Ransomville Speedway on August 2); Tim Fuller – 2 (Canandaigua Speedway on June 30, Eldora Speedway on July 19); Billy Decker – 1 (Fulton Speedway on April 30); Jimmy Phelps – 1 (Sharon Speedway on July 21); Frank Cozze – 1 (Autodrome Drummond on July 26); Gary Tomkins – 1 (Weedsport Speedway August 9)

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2016 Super DIRTcar Championship Standings

  No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Money
1 9s Matt Sheppard 1,689 1,689 0 0 $79,775
2 44 Stewart Friesen 1,582 1,582 0 -107 $54,900
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,422 1,422 0 -267 $34,650
4 91 Billy Decker 1,361 1,361 0 -328 $29,675
5 20 Brett Hearn 1,268 1,268 0 -421 $17,050
6 99L Larry Wight 1,243 1,243 0 -446 $17,000
7 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,224 1,224 0 -465 $19,975
8 27J Danny Johnson 1,212 1,212 0 -477 $21,750
9 18H Pete Britten 1,189 1,189 0 -500 $17,050
10 35 Frank Cozze 1,090 1,090 0 -599 $19,225
11 42P Pat Ward 1,079 1,079 0 -610 $10,175
12 33 Mike Mahaney 984 984 0 -705 $10,550
13 6h  Max McLaughlin ® 938 938 0 -751 $7,875
14 43 Keith Flach 927 927 0 -762 $8,200
15 25R Erick Rudolph 882 882 0 -807 $12,800
16 6m Mat Williamson 849 849 0 -840 $7,925
17 8 Rich Scagliotta 785 785 0 -904 $5,875
18 32c Vic Coffey 625 625 0 -1,064 $6,025
19 8R Rob Bellinger 401 401 0 -1,288 $5,500
20 93 Gary Tomkins 386 386 0 -1,303 $13,000

2016 STAT ATTACK

There have been 18 Super DIRTcar Series features this season.

Winners (7 Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 8

2. – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 4

3. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 2

4. – BILLY DECKER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y.- 1

– FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 1

– GARY TOMKINS, Clifton Springs, N.Y. – 1

 

Pole Positions (14 Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 3

2. – PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 2

– ERICK RUDOLPH, Ransomville, N.Y. – 2

4. – MAX MCLAUGHLIN, Mooresville, N.C. – 1

– GARY TOMKINS, Clifton Springs, N.Y. – 1

– DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 1

– VIC COFFEY, Caledonia, N.Y. – 1

– BILLY DUNN, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 1

– MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1

– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, O.H. – 1

– RYAN WATT, Boyertown, P.A. – 1

– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1

– KENNY TREMONT JR, West Sand Lake, N.Y. – 1

 

Time Trial leaders (10 Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1. – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 3

– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 3

– MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 3

– BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 3

5. – TOM SEARS, JR., Clay, N.Y. – 1

– MARC JOHNSON, Guilderland, N.Y. – 1

– RONNIE JOHNSON, Malta, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1

– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 1

– TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

 

Podium Finishes (19 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 11

2. – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 8

3. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 7

4. – BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 4

5. – JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y.- 3

– DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 3

7. – DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 2

– FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 2

– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 2

10. – DANNY VARIN, Sharon Springs, N.Y. -1

– BILLY DUNN, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– JIMMY HORTON, Nashanic, N.J. – 1

– RYAN WATT, Boyertown, P.A. – 1

– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1

– CHAD BRACHMANN, North Tonawanda, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE BOWMAN, St. Catherines, Ont. – 1

– GARY TOMKINS, Clifton Springs, N.Y. – 1

– ERICK RUDOLPH, Ransomville, N.Y. – 1

 

Heat Race Winners (30 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterlook, N.Y. – 12

2. – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 7

3. – PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 6

– BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 6

5. – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 5

– TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 5

7. – JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 4

8. – DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 3

– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 3

– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 3

11. – REX KING JR, Bristolville, O.H.- 2

– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 2

– STEVE BERNIER, Granby, Q.C. – 2

– PAT WARD, Genoa, N.Y. – 2

15. – FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, Pa. – 1

– TOM SEARS JR., Clay, N.Y. – 1

– MAX MCLAUGHLIN, Mooresville, N.C. – 1

– CHRIS RAABE, Napanee, Ont. -1

– ROB BELLINGER, Cicero, N.Y.- 1

– MARC JOHNSON, Guilderland, N.Y. – 1

– RONNIE JOHNSON, Malta, N.Y. – 1

– VIC COFFEY, Caledonia, N.Y. – 1

– MATT DELORENZO, Cropseyville, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1

– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, O.H. – 1

– CAREY TERRENCE, Hogansburg, N.Y. – 1

– CHAD BRACHMANN, North Tonawanda, N.Y. – 1

– ERICK RUDOLPH, Ransomville, N.Y. – 1

– ANDY BACHETTI, Sheffield, M.A. – 1

– KEITH FLACH, Albany, N.Y. – 1

 

Last Chance Showdown Winners (28 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – PETE BICKNELL, St. Catherines, Ont. – 2

– PAT WARD, Genoa, N.Y – 2

– FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 2

– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 2

– MAT WILLIAMSON, St, Catharine’s, Ont. – 2

6. – ROB BELLINGER, Cicero, N.Y. – 1

– JUSTIN HAERS, Phelps, N.Y.- 1

– DUANE HOWARD, Oley, Pa. – 1

– BRIAN MCDONALD, Cornwall, Ont. – 1

– CHRIS HILE, Syracuse, N.Y. – 1

– ALAN JOHNSON, Middlesex, N.Y. -1

– VIC COFFEY, Caledonia, N.Y. – 1

– BRETT HEARN, Vernon, N.J. -1

– JESSEY MUELLER, Chestertown, N.Y. – 1

– TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1

– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 1

– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1

– CHAD BRACHMANN, North Tonawanda, N.Y. – 1

– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 1

– STEVE BERNARD, Abbotsford, Q.C. – 1

– MARIO CLAIR, Drummondville, Q.C. – 1

– MATT SHEPPARD, Waterlook, N.Y. – 1

– DAVID HEBERT, Saint-Hyacinthe, Q.C. – 1

– TOMMY FLANNIGAN, St. Catherines, Ont. – 1

– RYAN BARTLETT, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE KING, Lebanon, N.Y. – 1

 

2016 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)


1. Saturday, April 30 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Billy Decker (1)

2. Wednesday, June 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Matt Sheppard (1)

3. Sunday, June 26 / Cornwall Speedway / Ontario, Canada / Stewart Friesen (1)

4. Thursday, Jun 30 / Canandaigua Speedway / Canandaigua, NY / Tim Fuller (1)

5. Sunday, July 3 / Utica-Rome Speedway / Vernon, N.Y. / Matt Sheppard (2)

6. Wednesday, July 6 / Albany-Saratoga Speedway / Malta, N.Y. / Stewart Friesen (2)

7. Thursday, July 7 / Mohawk International Speedway / Akwesasne, N.Y. / Stewart Friesen (3)

8. Tuesday, July 12 / Five Mile Point Speedway / Kirkwood, N.Y. / Matt Sheppard (3)

9. Thursday, July 14 / Grandview Speedway / Bechtelsville, P.A. / Matt Sheppard (4)

10. Tuesday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, O.H. / Tim Fuller (2)

11. Thursday, July 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, O.H. / Jimmy Phelps (1)

12. Tuesday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, Q.C. / Frank Cozze (1)

13. Wednesday, July 27 / Autodrome Granby / Granby, Q.C. / Matt Sheppard (5)

14. Monday, August 1 / Merrittville Speedway / Thorold, Ont./ Matt Sheppard (6)

15. Tuesday, August 2 / Ransomville Speedway / Ransomville, N.Y. / Stewart Friesen (4)

16. Tuesday, August 9 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, N.Y. / Gary Tomkins (1)

17. Thursday, September 1 / Lebanon Valley / West Lebanon, N.Y. / Matt Sheppard (7)

18. Monday, September 5 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, N.Y. / Matt Sheppard (8)