Sheppard Captures 5th Series Show In Great Canadian Tour Finale At Drummond
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Drummondville, QUESeptember 20, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Pat Leclerc Photo

Matt Sheppard had two strikes riding against him when he arrived at Autodrome Drummond on Sunday, yet he still came up swinging and never looked back on his way to scoring a tour-best fifth Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season and close out ‘Dream Weekend Race Mania 5’ in the Canadian province of Quebec.

‘Super Matt’ led the majority of 100-lap main events at Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park over Labor Day Weekend before a broken hub in the Weedsport finale and a flat tire at the ‘Fast Track’ thwarted the latest efforts for DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s winningest Big-Block Modified driver.

“Seems like the last few of these (series) races we’ve led and dominated but something has always happened at the end,” remarked Sheppard, 27, who has now led 632 feature laps at nine of 18 series stops, nearly doubling the total of his closest challenger during the ’09 campaign. “You better believe I was counting down every lap coming down the stretch.”

Waiting for any miscue that never did materialize, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar points king Billy Decker closed to within five car-lengths under the checkered flag, followed by Central New York standouts Justin Haers, Gary Tomkins and Jimmy Phelps. Veterans Danny Johnson (6th) and current Mr. DIRTcar points leader Brett Hearn (8th) helped fill out the top-10 that included favorite area Frenchmen David Hebert (7th), Mario Clair (9th), Drummond promoter Yan Bussiere (10th) and Alex Fortier (11th), the last driver to be scored on the lead lap.

In the annual trip across the border that was postponed from Friday due to high winds, rain and unseasonably cold temperatures, a strong international field of 32 Big-Block/Small-Block chauffeurs made up the starting grid on Sunday with $6,000 awaiting the winner of the Great Canadian Tour finale.

Tomkins let his intentions be known early, charging from inside row two to overtake pole-sitter Haers on the opening circuit and maintaining a torrid pace during the initial stages of the century grind. Sixth-place starter Sheppard was a bit more patient, taking 10 laps to put his JB Motorsports no. 9s Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell entry into the show position and just another five circuits to wrestle away second from Haers.

Recently crowned Autodrome Edelweiss 358-Modified points champion Pierre Dagenais slowed high exiting turn three to incur the first caution period on lap 29, closing the gap between Tomkins and Sheppard while Decker, Phelps and Haers waited for their chance further back. The restart came on lap 34 and just three more times around the smooth 4/10-mile oval Sheppard blasted high out of turn four to force the final lead change.

Inaugural All-Star Weekend winner at Cayuga County over the summer, Ryan Phelps pulled to the infield faced with mechanical issues to prompt a second yellow flag on lap 42, with older cousin Jimmy Phelps advancing to third despite a broken left-rear shock. At the midway mark, a quick shuffle up front moved Decker behind Sheppard and Tomkins, with Haers and Phelps jockeying for position further back. Steve Paine, Johnson, Hebert, Dale Planck and Bussiere comprised the top-10.

After laps of shadowing Tomkins, Decker emerged as the new second-place runner on lap 58 steering the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell mount. Paine soonafter followed into fifth just before the third caution came on lap 62 when Eric Gauvreau slowed down the backstretch, providing the leaders with a brief break before 20 more green flag laps enhanced the drama.

Paine moved past Tomkins into fourth on lap 80, yet contact between the weekend rivals down the back chute was the beginning of the end for Paine. The ‘Hurricane’ forced out the fourth and final yellow flag when his Tallmadge Tire no. 7x Swarthout Recycling-Instant Heat Wood Pellets/Bicknell machine slowed with a broken left rear axle just eight laps later.

Despite Decker coming more into focus through his rear-view mirror as the final laps clicked off, Sheppard remained steady as the Waterloo, N.Y. pilot sped on to record his 10th career Super DIRTcar Series triumph, exactly twice as many from when the season started, and improved his DIRTcar NE high count to 18 wins in the Big-Block ranks.

“Tire wear was good out there compared to before, they watered the top and packed it down which pretty much took care of all the tire issues,” noted Sheppard, who won his first career series show at Drummond in 2004 and this year has already added first-ever wins at Lebanon Valley Speedway, Merrittville Speedway and Can-Am Motorsports Park. “We probably ran about 70-80 laps tonight before the track started taking rubber, so it turned out to be a really good race. Nicer when you can win, of course.”

Entering the Drummond showdown on foreign soil, runner-up Decker was also in search of his fifth SDS victory of the season, yet settled for his fourth straight top-two finish keeping the Unadilla, N.Y. driver in peak form for the season-ending specials.

“We were screwed around for a long time today but finally got the race in,” said Decker, 44, who blistered the opposition just last year with a record-tying 10 series victories tallied en route to capturing his second overall Mr. DIRTcar crown. “All in all we’ll take it, pretty happy to come out unscathed.”

“The car was really good, not quite as good as Matt early on, but I think at the end we were pretty close. The tires look good, about the same as Justin and Matt, since the track wasn’t as abrasive tonight. It started to get a little in (turns) three and four, then kinda leveled off and that was it,” added Decker, who vaulted past Jimmy Phelps into third on the Mr. DIRTcar points chart, hoping to close in on frontrunners Hearn and Sheppard with less than a month to go.

Crossing the line third for his best finish of the season on tour, Haers completed the trio of Bicknell cars up front as his Phelps Cement Products no. 3 SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry ride was among the fastest at the end.

“We’ll definitely take (3rd), it was a solid run and good for the team,” said Haers, 29, who like Sheppard, is also enjoying his best season to date with eight feature wins registered at Can-Am. “It took me awhile to get up there to the top, even dropped back to 5th or 6th, then I was able to fight back up through there.”

“We’re trying every place we go, just keep getting better and better and that’s all you can ask for. I have to thank everybody that has worked their butts off to get us a podium finish. The guys at Bicknell and Finger Lakes (engine) and my crew, they’re responsible for where we are now,” Haers added.

The 2009 Super DIRTcar Series returns to action next Saturday, September 26 when Rolling Wheels Raceway Park hosts the 23rd World Series Weekend highlighted by the ‘World Series 100’ for Big-Blocks.

Super DIRTcar Series Race #18 – Autodrome Drummond, September 20, 2009 ‘Dream Weekend Race Mania 5’ Big-Block Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 6 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY ($6,000)
2 5 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 1 3h Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
4 3 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
5 2 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
6 12 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
7 11 1 David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
8 21 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
9 8 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
10 15 21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE
11 13 2x Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE
12 18 87 Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE
13 28 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
14 9 23 Dany Bilodeau/Victoriaville,QUE
15 4 3 Claude Brouillard/Tracy,QUE
16 24 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
17 22 66w Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
18 19 22j Gino Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
19 16 63 Dominic Dufault/Ste-Victoire,QUE
20 25 81 Eric Landry/Trois-Rivieres,QUE
21 14 72 Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE
22 17 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
23 27 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
24 26 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
25 31 19 Michel Pelletier/Ste-Anne de Sorel,QUE
26 7 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
27 29 7 Patrice Demers/Drummondville,QUE
28 10 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
29 20 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
30 23 91x Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
31 32 37s Dave Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
32 30 44 Sebastien Gougeon/Drummondville,QUE
GATER RACING NEWS LAP LEADERS: Tomkins (1-36), Sheppard (37-100).
CAUTIONS: 4 for 24 laps.
HEAT WINNERS: Planck, Johnson, Paine, Tomkins.
DIG SAFELY NEW YORK LAST CHANCE RACE WINNER: Hearn.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Matt Sheppard.
RISLONE OIL STABILIZER & TREATMENT WINNER AWARD: Matt Sheppard.
BARS LEAKS RUNNER-UP AWARD: Billy Decker.
SDW SYRACUSE RITE AID 200 QUALIFIER: David Hebert.
HALFWAY LEADER: Matt Sheppard.
BERT/KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Larry Wight.
XTREME LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Michael Storms.
PENSKE POWER POSITION AWARD (9th): Mario Clair.
INTEGRA SHOCKS FAST TIME AWARD: Yan Bussiere (17.698sec/81.365mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $28,350.
CARS ENTERED: 32.
NEXT EVENT: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park ‘World Series Weekend’ – September 26, 2009.
 
QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 17.698 81.365 21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 17.765 81.058 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
3 17.789 80.949 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
4 18.056 79.752 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
5 18.058 79.743 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
6 18.144 79.365 1 David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
7 18.145 79.361 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
8 18.164 79.278 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
9 18.200 79.121 3h Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
10 18.327 78.573 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
11 18.342 78.508 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
12 18.356 78.448 66w Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
13 18.381 78.342 44 Sebastien Gougeon/Drummondville,QUE
14 18.506 77.813 63 Dominic Dufault/Ste-Victoire,QUE
15 18.587 77.474 23 Dany Bilodeau/Victoriaville,QUE
16 18.609 77.382 22j Gino Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
17 18.653 77.199 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
18 18.682 77.080 3 Claude Brouillard/Tracy,QUE
19 18.730 76.882 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
20 18.802 76.588 124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE
21 18.807 76.567 2x Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE
22 18.909 76.154 97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
23 19.090 75.432 81 Eric Landry/Trois-Rivieres,QUE
24 19.157 75.168 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
25 19.174 75.102 19 Michel Pelletier/Ste-Anne de Sorel,QUE
26 19.205 74.980 22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
27 19.240 74.844 91x Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
28 19.253 74.794 87 Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE
29 19.438 74.082 72 Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE
30 19.459 74.002 7 Patrice Demers/Drummondville,QUE
31 19.649 73.286 37s Dave Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
*Disq. -NT- 79.929 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
*Failed to report to scales.
Heat Races (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature; top 3 redrew)
#1: Planck, M.Clair, Haers, Fortier, E.Gauvreau, Hearn, Wight, Landry.
#2: Johnson, Decker, Brouillard, D.Gauvreau, Gagne, T.Flannigan, Chicoine, Gougeon.
#3: Paine, J.Phelps, Sheppard, Bussiere, G.Clair, Demers, Dagenais, Scagliotta.
#4: Tomkins, Hebert, Bilodeau, Dufault, R.Phelps, Storms, D.Flannigan, Pelletier.
Dig Safely New York Last Chance Race: (10 laps, top 7 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Hearn, T.Flannigan, Storms, Dagenais, Landry, Chicoine, Scagliotta, Demers, Wight, Gougeon, Pelletier, D.Flannigan.
Guaranteed: Wight.
Added: Demers, Gougeon, Pelletier, D.Flannigan.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Point Standings (Thru Sept. 20, 2009)
No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Home Track Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
20 Brett Hearn 1882 1522 360 0 Lebanon Valley 3 12 16 18
9s Matt Sheppard 1787 1427 360 -95 Canandaigua 5 10 12 18
91 Billy Decker 1756 1396 360 -126 Brewerton 4 10 10 18
98H Jimmy Phelps 1748 1388 360 -134 Brewerton 1 8 14 18
3 Justin Haers 1591 1231 360 -291 Can Am 0 3 12 18
84 Gary Tomkins 1520 1160 360 -362 Canandaigua 0 5 10 18
99 Ryan Phelps 1490 1130 360 -392 Brewerton 2 5 9 18
27J Danny Johnson 1442 1082 360 -440 Cayuga County 0 2 9 18
14J Alan Johnson 1212 852 360 -670 Fulton 1 4 8 13
4 Mike Storms 1208 848 360 -674 Fulton 0 0 2 18
99L Larry Wight 1187 827 360 -695 Fulton 0 0 0 18
29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 1158 798 360 -724 Glen Ridge 0 3 6 13
77x Dale Planck 1141 961 180 -741 Cayuga County 0 2 5 17
49 Billy Dunn 1130 770 360 -752 Can Am 0 1 3 15
7x Steve Paine 1103 743 360 -779 Canandaigua 0 3 8 11
8 Rich Scagliotta 784 484 300 -1098 Canandiagua 0 0 1 8
74 Tim Fuller 678 558 120 -1204 Cayuga County 1 3 4 8
18 Sean Beardsley 649 289 360 -1233 Fulton 0 0 0 6
FX1 Frankie Caprara 643 283 360 -1239 Can Am 0 0 2 5
6 Pat O’Brien 637 337 300 -1245 Brewerton 0 1 2 6
99B Chuck Bower 616 256 360 -1266 Fulton 0 0 0 6
02 Roy Bresnahan 615 255 360 -1267 Fulton 0 0 1 5
62 Tom Sears Jr. 585 225 360 -1297 Fulton 0 0 0 4
33 Mike Mahaney 575 215 360 -1307 Cayuga County 0 0 0 5
8R Rob Bellinger 567 207 360 -1315 Canandaigua 0 0 0 5
44 Shannon Whaley 545 185 360 -1337 Canandaigua 0 0 0 4
21 Derrick Podsiadlo 541 181 360 -1341 Canandaigua 0 0 1 4
34b Andy Bachetti 538 178 360 -1344 Lebanon Valley 0 1 2 2
43 Keith Flach 536 176 360 -1346 Lebanon Valley 0 0 0 3
77F Mark Flach Jr. 527 167 360 -1355 Lebanon Valley 0 1 2 2
98 Eddie Marshall 526 166 360 -1356 Lebanon Valley 0 1 1 2
57 Donnie Corellis 525 165 360 -1357 Lebanon Valley 0 1 2 2
60 Brian Berger 492 132 360 -1390 Lebanon Valley 0 1 1 2
24v Bobby Varin 488 128 360 -1394 Glen Ridge 0 1 1 2
83x Tim Sears 480 120 360 -1402 Fulton 0 0 0 3
91 Chad Homan 479 119 360 -1403 Canandaigua 0 0 1 2
88 Kroy Sandstedt 475 115 360 -1407 Lebanon Valley 0 0 1 2
42 Guy Sheldon 471 111 360 -1411 Lebanon Valley 0 0 1 2
19H Chris Higgins 468 108 360 -1414 Can Am 0 0 0 2
07 Tim Kerr 468 108 360 -1414 Can Am 0 0 0 2
10 Tim Currier 461 101 360 -1421 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
16 Mike Bowman 460 100 360 -1422 Fulton 0 0 0 2
2 Dave Axton 456 96 360 -1426 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
24 Jim Witko Jr. 456 96 360 -1426 Brewerton 0 0 0 2
87x Paul Gilardi 452 92 360 -1430 Lebanon Valley 0 0 0 2
115 Kenny Tremont 451 91 360 -1431 Lebanon Valley 0 0 0 2
42B Kevin Bates 451 91 360 -1431 Brewerton 0 0 0 2
56 Vince Vitale 450 90 360 -1432 Fulton 0 0 0 2
13 Tony Steiner 447 87 360 -1435 Fulton 0 0 0 1
37c Eric Fisher 445 85 360 -1437 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2

Super DIRTcar Series Modified Entries – September 20 (32)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
1 David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE Mecanique Electrique CMPL-Coffrage Levesque/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
2x Alex Fortier/Princeville,QUE NAPA Auto Parts-Castrol/Troyer/BHP
3 Claude Brouillard/Tracy,QUE R.Brouillette Transport-G.A.D. Brouillard/Bicknell/RL Racing Engines
3h Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
7 Patrice Demers/Drummondville,QUE Pierre Demers/Bicknell/Enders
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Swarthout Recycling-Instant Heat Wood Pellets/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Troyer/Feil
9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY Xtreme Lubricants-Seneca Auto Sales/Bicknell/C.C. Performance
19 Michel Pelletier/Ste-Anne de Sorel,QUE Service Routier L.S./Bicknell/Pelletier
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Motorsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO/Enders
21 Yan Bussiere/Drummondville,QUE Bud Lime/TEO/RL Racing Engines
22 Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE Micheline Richard Home Sales-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE Batiments JDL-Motel Drummond-Freightliner Drummond/Bicknell/Morrison
22j Gino Clair/St-Edmond,QUE Dionne & Bros. Auto Parts-Cofrages M&B/TEO/Kevlar
23 Dany Bilodeau/Victoriaville,QUE Entrepot Victo-Garage Bilodeau/Troyer/RL Racing Engines
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Thompson Motorsports-SUNY Canton/Troyer/Dan Bedell
37s Dave Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT Gaston’s Auto Sales-Precision Transmission/Bicknell/Fioravanti
44 Sebastien Gougeon/Drummondville,QUE Gougeon Bros. Service Center/TEO/Doyon
63 Dominic Dufault/Ste-Victoire,QUE Transport Pierco-BL-Les Macineries Tenco/Troyer/RL Performance
66w Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT Bully’s Truck Stop-CFF,Inc.-Unicast Crusher Parts/Bicknell/Morrison
72 Denis Gauvreau/Alymer,QUE Micheline Richard Home Sales-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY RezX Racing-Grow It Hydroseeding-Action Race Parts-Teo Fab./TEO/Kevlar
81 Eric Landry/Trois-Rivieres,QUE Breyers Ice Cream-Virtuoso Graphisme/Bicknell/Boomer Racing
84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Rochester Americans-National Guard/Bicknell/Mastin
87 Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE Demers Transport-Dooly’s/Troyer/RL Performance
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Kevlar
91x Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Kevlar
97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE GMCI Express-E.Beaudry Enterprises/Bicknell/Enders
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk N.E.-New England Race Fuels-Joe Gibbs Racing Oil/Troyer/Bruneau
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell/Kevlar
124 Pierre DagenaisGatineau,QUE Carriere Sabliere Dagenais/Bicknell/Ovide Doiron

SKIDMARKS
Super DIRT Week Website Active
: On-line activity continues to grow with the official site for Super DIRT Week providing valuable information about DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s crown jewel event staged at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. This year’s 38th edition runs October 7-11, 2009 and features Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.

Pot Holes: Despite the recent loss of Vinny Salerno’s Big-Block and Small-Block cars in a Saturday morning heist in Drummondville, a pair of Four Star Transmissions-Keizer Aluminum Wheels-Mike Sparta Trucking/TEO 358-Modified entries are still back in the Stony Point, N.Y. shop. Salerno has already lined up Tim McCreadie to strap in behind the wheel of his No. 4 machines during Super DIRT Week in October, one saved for the Moody Mile in Syracuse and the other for satellite events scheduled throughout the week. Plans for Salerno’s regular driver Michael Storms are still undecided yet on Sunday he picked up a ride in a back-up no. 91 Gypsum Express/Bicknell car, finishing 30th in the Super DIRTcar Series 100-lapper….Previously posting the fastest lap in a 358-Modified Series event at Drummond in 2007, host track promoter Yan Bussiere picked up his first-ever Integra Shocks Fast Time Award in the Big-Block ranks on Sunday….13 of Top-16 Mr. DIRTcar point earners signed in at Drummond, an event that marked the first-ever Modified start with a Big-Block engine under the hood for second-generation Tommy Flannigan in Wallace Stacey’s Bicknell ride. He was joined by his father, Dave Flannigan, who was registered in the same no. 37s Bicknell ride that Tommy steered the night before in 358-Modified competition at Drummond….Already missing school on Friday before the Big-Block show at Drummond was postponed to Sunday, Ryan Phelps borrowed a truck & trailer just in time to make the haul to Quebec. He only lasted 38 laps come feature time and was scored 29th in the final rundown.

UPCOMING EVENT
The last Super DIRTcar Series point event of the month arrives next weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park before teams make their final run toward the coveted overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship in October. Activity culminates on Saturday, September 26 with the $6,000-to-win ‘World Series 100’ during the 23rd World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend, that also includes a series stop for 358-Modifieds (Fri.) plus Sportsman and Pro Stock tour events (Sat.)

2009 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Schedule
NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up Point event.
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 11 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Thr-Feb 12 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Fri-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Jamie Mills
Sat-Feb 14 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Brett Hearn
Sat-Mar 28 Hagerstown Speedway rain-cancelled
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway Duane Howard
Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway rain-cancelled
Wed-Jun 17 Orange Co Fair Speedway Bily Decker
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Alan Johnson
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Brett Hearn
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Billy Decker
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Ryan Phelps
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Ryan Phelps ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Matt Sheppard
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sat-Aug 8 Canandaigua Speedway Tim Fuller
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park Matt Sheppard
Sun-Aug 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Jimmy Phelps
Thr-Aug 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway Billy Decker ($17,500-to-win)
Sun-Sep 6 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Billy Decker
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Brett Hearn
Sun-Sep 20 Autodrome Drummond Matt Sheppard
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($50,000-to-win)
Fri-Oct 23 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse— runs October 7-11, 2009 featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.

The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.