Super DIRTcar Series Showdown
Friday, June 24, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (518) 587-0220

Event Info

Super DIRTcar Series Showdown
June 24, 2022
Albany Saratoga Speedway
2671 US Rt. 9
Malta, NY 

Event Description
The last time the Super DIRTcar Series travelled to Albany Saratoga Speedway, Mike Mahaney, in the #35 Adirondack Auto Big Block Modified, held off two of the absolute best drivers in the world in Stewart Friesen and Matt Sheppard. The series returns June 24 for the Super DIRTcar Series Showdown!

Series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating

Handicapped Seating
located on bottom row

Handicapped Parking
parking located at front by main gate

Pit Age Limit

Pit Gate Location
by main entrance

Personal Coolers
six pack on non alcoholic beverage no glass


Credit Card Use

Alcohol Sales
no alcohol may be brought in

Smoking Policy
no smoking in grandstands

Family Section
every section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, sanitary facility

Camping Cost

Closest Airport
Albany International

Other Airport

Track Info
Track Phone
(518) 587-0220

Ticket Phone
(518) 587-0220

Track Email

Track Size & Type
0.400; semi-banked clay

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

RECAPTURING THE FLAG: Mahaney Repeats Magic at Home Track on Flat Front Left Tire

Marc Johnson posts solid second-place finish and Mat Williamson becomes new Super DIRTcar Series points leader

Nine months after jumping atop the roof of his #35 Big Block Modified at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Mike Mahaney found himself doing so again Friday night.

He’d conquered the Massive Malta Weekend at Albany-Saratoga Speedway last September, earning his first career Super DIRTcar Series victory. Fast forward to now, in his first return back to the track with the Series since then, he proved he’s a legitimate contender, winning the 71-lap, $7,500-to-win event.

The King Ferry, NY driver earned his second career Series win, holding off several challenges from Marc Johnson and besting a stout field of competitors including eight-time Series champion Matt Sheppard, 2019 Series champion Mat Williamson, 13-time track champion Kenny Tremont Jr. and current Albany-Saratoga Speedway points leader Matt DeLorenzo.

Even with having to face a plethora of strong competition throughout the night, Mahaney committed to running his own race, not deviating in doing what would work for him, and it paid off. In more ways than one.

Mahaney ran solid in Qualifying and his Heat Race, narrowly finishing second both times behind Tremont. If there was anywhere Mahaney received a slight boost, it was during the night’s redraw when he drew the inside pole position, placing him in the most coveted spot on the grid for the night’s Feature.

After two quick cautions thrown in Lap 1 and Lap 4, resulting in several cars exiting the track and posting DNFs, Mahaney took over the lead from Johnson on Lap 9 and stayed there the rest of the race. He ran the corners extremely tight on the inside, not giving his competition any opportunity to pass him on the bottom.

“Marc shot out of the gate on the start and just wanted to start throwing sliders,” Mahaney said. “We started going back and forth a few times and I went, this isn’t going to last a whole 71 laps. We gotta calm down here. So, I figured I’d hop down on the bottom and save my right rear a little bit and roll it. I think that went to my advantage.”

Mahaney’s smart decision making not only enabled him to keep his lead, but also potentially helped him overcome another mechanical issue when his left front tire went flat after hitting the wall around Lap 10.

“I knew I hit the wall like, Lap 10, and I’m going, this is going to ruin my whole race,” Mahaney said.

“I knew I had a car to win if I didn’t do that. I was feeling this pressure…my crew works so hard, my whole team, and my car owner, my sponsors, they give me everything. And then I go and run the left front into the wall…I just worked that much harder, and I had nothing to lose the rest of the race.”

Johnson, who ended up second, also recognized the significance of Mahaney’s tight inside driving around the turns attributing to his win.

“I wanted to be there,” Johnson said. “He found it before I did. I should have known better. Once he was out, I filed in behind him and I felt like we were putting down some good times. It was just too late.”

Johnson held the lead for a total of nine laps at the beginning of the race, while Mahaney held it for the remaining 61 laps.

Rounding out the podium was Olmstedville, Ny driver Jessey Mueller, placing third after starting in sixth position. It was his best career Series finish.

Another storyline race fans were keeping an eye on was the potential for Williamson to move into the top spot in the point standings. Williamson finished in 12th place, securing enough points do so – now 25 points in front of Sheppard, who ended the night in 10th place.



The Super DIRTcar Series heads west on I-90 to Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York for the “Stars and Stripes 76.” Stream all the action live on DIRTVision.


Super DIRTcar Series Feature: 71 Laps: 1. 35-Mike Mahaney[1]; 2. 3J-Marc Johnson[2]; 3. 19-Jessey Mueller[6]; 4. 4-Anthony Perrego[3]; 5. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[4]; 6. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr[12]; 7. 91-Billy Decker[10]; 8. 21A-Peter Britten[8]; 9. 3D-Matt Delorenzo[9]; 10. 9S-Matt Sheppard[11]; 11. 111-Demetrios Drellos[21]; 12. 88-Mat Williamson[13]; 13. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[14]; 14. 215P-Adam Pierson[22]; 15. 2A-Mike Gular[16]; 16. 87-Neil Stratton[20]; 17. 34-Kevin Root[28]; 18. 12S-Darren Smith[15]; 19. 8H-Max McLaughlin[19]; 20. 26-Derrick Mcgrew Jr[30]; 21. (DNF) 43-Keith Flach[5]; 22. (DNF) 18-Ryan Macartney[29]; 23. (DNF) 27-Jeremy Pitts[7]; 24. (DNF) 7-Donald Ronca[17]; 25. (DNF) 32C-James Meehan[24]; 26. (DNF) 55H-Brett Haas[18]; 27. (DNF) 2L-Jack Lehner[25]; 28. (DNF) 37-Paul St Sauveur[27]; 29. (DNF) 17-Marcus Dinkins[26]; 30. (DNF) 14-CG Morey[23]





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Feature Results
11035Mike Mahaney 710.00061Running150$7,500
2203JMarc Johnson 71-3.7869Running146$4,000
36+319Jessey Mueller 71-5.7770Running144$2,500
43-14Anthony Perrego 71-6.4800Running142$1,800
54-183XTim Sears Jr71-8.5370Running140$1,600
612+6115Kenny Tremont Jr71-12.0830Running138$1,400
710+391Billy Decker 71-12.6210Running136$1,300
88021APeter Britten 71-12.9130Running134$1,200
9903DMatt Delorenzo 71-13.0930Running132$1,100
1011+19SMatt Sheppard 71-13.3550Running130$1,000
1121+10111Demetrios Drellos 71-13.6260Running128$800
1213+188Mat Williamson 71-13.6760Running126$700
1314+184YAlex Yankowski 71-14.2580Running124$600
1422+8215PAdam Pierson 71-14.2590Running122$575
1516+12AMike Gular 70-1 Laps0Running120$550
1620+487Neil Stratton 70-1 Laps0Running118$525
1728+1134Kevin Root 69-2 Laps0Running116$0
1815-312SDarren Smith 69-2 Laps0Running114$500
191908HMax McLaughlin 69-2 Laps0Running112$500
2030+1026Derrick Mcgrew Jr69-2 Laps0Running110$0
215-1643Keith Flach 56-15 Laps0DNF108$500
2229+718Ryan Macartney 55-16 Laps0DNF106$0
237-1627Jeremy Pitts 35-36 Laps0DNF104$500
2417-77Donald Ronca 4-67 Laps0DNF102$500
2524-132CJames Meehan 4-67 Laps0DNF102$500
2618-855HBrett Haas 2-69 Laps0DNF102$500
2725-22LJack Lehner 1-70 Laps0DNF102$500
2827-137Paul St. Sauveur 1-70 Laps0DNF102$0
2926-317Marcus Dinkins 1-70 Laps0DNF102$500
3023-714CG Morey 0-71 Laps0DNF102$500
3131098HJimmy Phelps 0-71 Laps0DNS132$0
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+1111Demetrios Drellos 100.0005Running0$0
26+4215PAdam Pierson 10-1.0060Running0$0
31-214CG Morey 10-2.1565Running0$0
44032CJames Meehan 10-3.8460Running0$0
53-237Paul St. Sauveur 10-3.9050Running0$0
614+896JF Corriveau 10-4.8360Running90$0
710+32LJack Lehner 10-5.0930Running0$0
813+518Ryan Macartney 10-6.7120Running0$0
99048TDave Rauscher 10-7.4550Running90$0
1011+126Derrick Mcgrew Jr10-8.0910Running0$0
118-317Marcus Dinkins 10-8.8580Running0$0
127-534Kevin Root 3-7 Laps0DNF0$0
135-81Richard Ronca 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
1412-2667Matt Depew 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
1103JMarc Johnson Guilderland, NY0.000
22091Billy Decker Unadilla, NY-0.443
33027Jeremy Pitts SCHAGHTICOKE, NY-1.886
44088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-2.162
5507Donald Ronca Clifton Park, NY-4.690
66014CG Morey Rutland, VT-4.695
7701Richard Ronca Cifton Park, NY-8.048
89+148TDave Rauscher Waterloo, NY-5.402
98-118Ryan Macartney Pauling, NY-8.048
Heat 2 Results
110115Kenny Tremont JrWest Sand Lake, NY0.000
22035Mike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY-0.383
3304Anthony Perrego Walden, NY-3.127
47+384YAlex Yankowski Covington Township, PA-3.906
54-155HBrett Haas Pittsfield, MA-3.956
65-1111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY-4.779
78+1215PAdam Pierson East Corinth, VT-5.248
86-22LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-5.527
99096JF Corriveau Montreal, QC-6.607
Heat 3 Results
1109SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY0.000
22021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-0.943
34+143Keith Flach Ravena, NY-3.213
43-112SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-4.760
56+18HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-5.881
67+137Paul St. Sauveur Saint-Hyacinthe, QC-5.978
75-234Kevin Root Geneva, NY-7.363
88026Derrick Mcgrew JrBallston Spa, NY-8.201
Heat 4 Results
1103DMatt Delorenzo Cropseyville, NY0.000
22019Jessey Mueller Olmsteadville, NY-1.584
33083XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-1.984
45+12AMike Gular Harleysville, PA-3.377
56+187Neil Stratton North Bennington, VT-4.391
68+232CJames Meehan Clifton Park, NY-4.892
74-317Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-6.774
87-1667Matt Depew Argyle, NY-7.072
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
183JMarc Johnson 15.9400.000
2591Billy Decker 15.992-0.052
3127Jeremy Pitts 16.030-0.090
4388Mat Williamson 16.177-0.237
567Donald Ronca 16.288-0.348
6714CG Morey 16.294-0.354
721Richard Ronca 16.361-0.421
8418Ryan Macartney 16.602-0.662
9948TDave Rauscher 16.631-0.691
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
17115Kenny Tremont Jr15.9680.000
2935Mike Mahaney 15.972-0.004
314Anthony Perrego 16.141-0.173
4855HBrett Haas 16.184-0.216
52111Demetrios Drellos 16.204-0.236
642LJack Lehner 16.264-0.296
7384YAlex Yankowski 16.304-0.336
86215PAdam Pierson 16.373-0.405
9596JF Corriveau 16.612-0.644
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
169SMatt Sheppard 15.8280.000
2421APeter Britten 15.936-0.108
3712SDarren Smith 16.180-0.352
4143Keith Flach 16.223-0.395
5334Kevin Root 16.227-0.399
688HMax McLaughlin 16.245-0.417
7237Paul St. Sauveur 16.566-0.738
8526Derrick Mcgrew Jr16.820-0.992
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
113DMatt Delorenzo 16.0760.000
2419Jessey Mueller 16.104-0.028
3383XTim Sears Jr16.193-0.117
4817Marcus Dinkins 16.231-0.155
562AMike Gular 16.312-0.236
6787Neil Stratton 16.339-0.263
72667Matt Depew 16.396-0.320
8532CJames Meehan 16.396-0.320