DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision
Land of Legends Raceway -- Canandaigua, New York
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Event Info
Land of Legends Raceway
Saturday
10th
Oct
Winner: Matt Sheppard
2nd: Mat Williamson
3rd: Mike Mahaney
DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision
October 10, 2020
Land of Legends Raceway
2820 County Road 10
Canandaigua, New York 14424 

 http://www.landoflegendsraceway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.com/broadcasts.php?action=show&id=4030

Event Description
A weeklong extravaganza of the four premier Northeast divisions, spotlighting the Super DIRTcar Series. With purses and prize money totaling over a quarter-million dollars, DIRTcar OktoberFAST will feature six tracks in six days, participants-only at track, broadcast live to fans around the world on DIRTVision from October 6-11.


Series
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Event Hashtag
#OktoberFAST

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Handicapped Seating
We have handicap area available in sections A-D in turn 4

Handicapped Parking
Handicap placarded vehicles are allowed to drive into the grounds and park behind the bleachers. (Access gate is off our general parking lot)

Pit Age Limit
None

Pit Gate Location
Off County Road 10

Personal Coolers
Small 6 pack sized coolers allowed. NO alcohol or glass containers allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
We serve multiple brands of beer/wine. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed to be brought in.

Smoking Policy
No smoking allowed in the grandstands

Family Section
Section J

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric

Camping Cost
Free

Closest Airport
Rochester (Canandaigua has a small airport)

Other Airport
Syracuse

Race Recap: BREAK OUT THE BACKUP: Sheppard Switches Cars and Wins Land of Legends OktoberFAST Cash

CANANDAIGUA, NY – October 10, 2020 – Fans of Matt Sheppard were wondering where exactly where the “Super” has been during this week’s DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision. Many had him pegged to win multiple Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Features and certainly, a few podium finishes this week. But that did not materialize until tonight at Land of Legends Raceway

Matt Sheppard, from Waterloo, NY,  held off repeated challenges from King Ferry, NY’s Mike Mahaney, who, with another third-place finish, is now on a four-race streak of top threes. That’s the best streak he and his Adirondack Auto, Tony Monaco Landscaping No. 35 team has ever had on the Super DIRTcar Series trail. 

Second-place finisher Mat Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, passed Mahaney late for second and was reeling in race winner Matt Sheppard in the final ten laps. Unfortunately for the Buzz Chew Chevrolet race team, the lap counter was not their friend and the 60-lap SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment OktoberFAST Feature went to the seven-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard. 

The Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply No. 9s has been mired mid-pack most of this week. The team threw everything they had at the car setup-wise but couldn’t make it handle the way he needed it to. So they went with the most drastic change of all and prepared an entire car for Land of Legends Raceway, a track Sheppard has won a lot of races on. 

Like Clark Kent ducking in and out of a phone booth, “Super” Matt went back to the shop and reemerged with his $7,500 Feature-winning mount. 

“We’ve had a miserable week. We brought this new car out today and it was a Hail Mary,” Sheppard said. “We knew if there was any place that we could turn it around that it would be here tonight.”

“I put the same setup in this car that I had in the other one all week and it was a rocket ship. The other one not so much,” Sheppard said grinning. “Thank God everything went our way. The car was flawless all night.”

Matt Sheppard has won over 70 Feature races at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY. The 60-lap OktoberFAST Feature win was his 79th all-time Super DIRTcar Series victory. He is now ten wins away from equalling Danny Johnson’s second-place position on the all-time wins list. 

2019 Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson has been in a similar situation as Sheppard for much of OktoberFAST and scoring a top-three finish was an important confidence boost going into the $10,000-to-win 75-lap OktoberFAST Feature at Weedsport Speedway.  

“We made a lot of changes and we’ve been working with Integra Shocks all week. We’ve been fast for a year and a half so we were really religious to our setup,” Williamson noted. “We were open to change today because obviously what we were doing wasn’t going to win us any races. The race track was favorable to passing tonight. We were there at the end.”

Williamson was pleased with how racy they were in the Feature during the second half of the race. 

“We struggled for the first 30 laps, just hanging in there. We would have liked to see the cushion go away a little bit but you could throw some slide jobs,” said Williamson. “It was good hard racing with Mike [Mahaney] and we hope we put a show on for the fans.”

Mike Mahaney isn’t tired of stepping on the podium but he would love to check out the view from the top step. 

“I am real happy with our consistency this week. We’re doing well. I can’t say enough about my team. They’ve been working hard.” said Mahaney. 

The Adirondack Auto race team competed in both the Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series races and the Bicknell Racing DIRTcar 358 Modified Series events. Despite all of that Mahaney has been the most consistent of all the drivers during OktoberFAST. 

But it takes a Herculean effort to make that happen. 

“I think they were all exhausted today. We got here at four in the morning and woke up at 9:30 to move in so it’s a lot. I’m happy to be doing it. I love driving race cars.”

“Matt [Sheppard] was faster than us most of the race. I was really hoping the track would get a little slicker. It usually does but man it stayed fast around the top and he did an awesome job,” Mahaney said. 

“Congratulations to him and Mat Williamson. We had a good race for second at the end. I didn’t mean to get into him in the wall on the front stretch,” said Mahaney. “I didn’t see him coming. Once he got there we threw a couple of sliders at each other and hopefully made it exciting for the fans.”

Like Williamson said, good hard racing.

Fittingly, Justin Haers, from Phelps, NY, won the SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Fast-Time Award. Haers has always called Canandaigua home and to be at the top of the charts of a premier Big Block Modified field was a special moment. Haers had some issues in the Feature and finished twentieth. 

Another Land of Legends Raceway regular had a huge night. Erick Rudolph, from Ransomville, NY, took the SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Hard Charger Award for passing fifteen cars to finish fourth. Rudolph made it up to third but the inside line had a disadvantage on restarts and Mat Williamson reclaimed the position, ending his run to the front. 

Join us Sunday, October 11 at DIRTVision.com for the Stirling Lubricants OktoberFAST finale at Weedsport Speedway. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and SuperDIRTcar.com for OktoberFAST coverage. 

Feature (60 Laps)

  1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$7,500]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson [7][$4,000]; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney [4][$2,500]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [19][$1,800]; 5. 91-Billy Decker [14][$1,600]; 6. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [5][$1,400]; 7. 99L-Larry Wight [11][$1,300]; 8. 19-Tim Fuller [12][$1,200]; 9. 98-Rocky Warner [8][$1,100]; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$1,000]; 11. 5H-Chris Hile [15][$800]; 12. 20-Brett Hearn [16][$700]; 13. 14J-Alan Johnson [24][$600]; 14. 3J-Marc Johnson [18][$575]; 15. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$550]; 16. 165-Rex King [9][$525]; 17. M1-David Marcuccilli [21][$500]; 18. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [26][$500]; 19. 2-Jack Lehner [22][$500]; 20. 3-Justin Haers [3][$500]; 21. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher [28][$]; 22. 121-Gary Tomkins [13][$500]; 23. 10S-Ryan Susice [25][$500]; 24. 42P-Pat Ward [1][$500]; 25. 44-Stewart Friesen [20][$500]; 26. 19W-Justin Wright [17][$500]; 27. 19M-Jessey Mueller [27][-]; 28. 49-Billy Dunn [23][$500]

 

SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Charger Award: 25-Erick Rudolph[+15]

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Race Results: 10/10/2020 Land of Legends Raceway

CANANDAIGUA, NY – October 10, 2020 – Fans of Matt Sheppard were wondering where exactly where the “Super” has been during this week’s DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision. Many had him pegged to win multiple Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Features and certainly a few podium finishes. But that did not materialize until tonight. 

Matt Sheppard, from Waterloo, NY,  held off repeated challenges from King Ferry, NY’s Mike Mahaney, who, with another third-place finish, is now on a four-race streak of top threes. That’s without a doubt the best streak he and his Adirondack Auto, Tony Monaco Landscaping No. 35 has ever had on the Super DIRTcar Series trail.

Feature (60 Laps)
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$7,500]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson [7][$4,000]; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney [4][$2,500]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [19][$1,800]; 5. 91-Billy Decker [14][$1,600]; 6. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [5][$1,400]; 7. 99L-Larry Wight [11][$1,300]; 8. 19-Tim Fuller [12][$1,200]; 9. 98-Rocky Warner [8][$1,100]; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$1,000]; 11. 5H-Chris Hile [15][$800]; 12. 20-Brett Hearn [16][$700]; 13. 14J-Alan Johnson [24][$600]; 14. 3J-Marc Johnson [18][$575]; 15. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$550]; 16. 165-Rex King [9][$525]; 17. M1-David Marcuccilli [21][$500]; 18. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [26][$500]; 19. 2-Jack Lehner [22][$500]; 20. 3-Justin Haers [3][$500]; 21. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher [28][$]; 22. 121-Gary Tomkins [13][$500]; 23. 10S-Ryan Susice [25][$500]; 24. 42P-Pat Ward [1][$500]; 25. 44-Stewart Friesen [20][$500]; 26. 19W-Justin Wright [17][$500]; 27. 19M-Jessey Mueller [27][-]; 28. 49-Billy Dunn [23][$500]

SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Charger Award: 25-Erick Rudolph[+15]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 3-Justin Haers, 18.04; 2. 21A-Peter Britten, 18.334; 3. 165-Rex King, 18.469; 4. 19W-Justin Wright, 18.556; 5. 42P-Pat Ward, 18.617; 6. 49-Billy Dunn, 18.637; 7. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 18.641; 8. 10S-Ryan Susice, 18.822; 9. 4-Andy Bachetti, 18.994; 10. 32R-Ronnie Davis, 19.005; 11. 77-Lance Dusett, 98.999; 12. 121-Gary Tomkins, 99.999

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 18.269; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 18.345; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 18.356; 4. 98-Rocky Warner, 18.518; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey, 18.585; 6. 3J-Marc Johnson, 18.729; 7. 2-Jack Lehner, 18.831; 8. 12X-Dillon Grover, 19.007; 9. 2020-Tyler Trump, 19.009; 10. 14NY-Daniel Johnson, 19.365; 11. 70D-Alex Payne, 19.379; 12. 31M-Jimmy Maier, 19.604; 13. 72-Cass Bennett, 21.753

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 18.282; 2. 32C-Max Mclaughlin, 18.289; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 18.31; 4. 19M-Jessey Mueller, 18.456; 5. 5H-Chris Hile, 18.494; 6. M1-David Marcuccilli, 18.58; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph, 18.673; 8. 11J-James Sweeting, 18.793; 9. 28-Jordan Mccreadie, 19.045; 10. 33J-Robbie Johnston, 19.079; 11. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher, 19.272; 12. 88A-Joe August, 19.633; 13. 14S-Brian Swarthout, 19.667

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 88-Mat Williamson, 18.363; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney, 18.428; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 18.456; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 18.524; 5. 19-Tim Fuller, 18.563; 6. 1Z-Jessica Friesen, 18.719; 7. 14J-Alan Johnson, 18.804; 8. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo, 19.001; 9. 63-Adam Roberts, 19.085; 10. 14-CG Morey, 19.161; 11. 22T-Gil Tegg, 19.217; 12. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 19.458; 13. O2-Roy Bresnahan, 19.522

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 3-Justin Haers [1]; 2. 165-Rex King [3]; 3. 42P-Pat Ward [5]; 4. 121-Gary Tomkins [12]; 5. 19W-Justin Wright [4]; 6. 49-Billy Dunn [6]; 7. 10S-Ryan Susice [8]; 8. 32R-Ronnie Davis [10]; 9. 7MM-Michael Maresca [7]; 10. 21A-Peter Britten [2]; 11. 4-Andy Bachetti [9]; 12. 77-Lance Dusett [11]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [2]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1]; 3. 98-Rocky Warner [4]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [3]; 5. 3J-Marc Johnson [6]; 6. 2-Jack Lehner [7]; 7. 12X-Dillon Grover [8]; 8. 2020-Tyler Trump [9]; 9. 23-Kyle Coffey [5]; 10. 31M-Jimmy Maier [12]; 11. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [10]; 12. 70D-Alex Payne [11]; 13. 72-Cass Bennett [13]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [2]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [3]; 4. 5H-Chris Hile [5]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph [7]; 6. M1-David Marcuccilli [6]; 7. 19M-Jessey Mueller [4]; 8. 11J-James Sweeting [8]; 9. 33J-Robbie Johnston [10]; 10. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [9]; 11. 88A-Joe August [12]; 12. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher [11]; 13. 14S-Brian Swarthout [13]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 35-Mike Mahaney [2]; 2. 19-Tim Fuller [5]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [1]; 4. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 5. 44-Stewart Friesen [3]; 6. 14J-Alan Johnson [7]; 7. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [6]; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins [12]; 9. 14-CG Morey [10]; 10. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo [8]; 11. 63-Adam Roberts [9]; 12. O2-Roy Bresnahan [13]; 13. 22T-Gil Tegg [11]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer
1. M1-David Marcuccilli [2][]; 2. 49-Billy Dunn [1][]; 3. 10S-Ryan Susice [3][]; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca [7][]; 5. 33J-Robbie Johnston [8][]; 6. 19M-Jessey Mueller [4][]; 7. 11J-James Sweeting [6][]; 8. 32R-Ronnie Davis [5][]; 9. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [10][]; 10. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher [14][]; 11. 72-Cass Bennett [15][]; 12. 77-Lance Dusett [13][]; 13. 21A-Peter Britten [9][]; 14. 4-Andy Bachetti [11][]; 15. 88A-Joe August [12][]; 16. 22T-Gil Tegg [16][]

Last Chance Showdown 2 ( Laps)
1. 2-Jack Lehner [1][]; 2. 14J-Alan Johnson [2][]; 3. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [4][]; 4. 2020-Tyler Trump [5][]; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey [7][]; 6. 12X-Dillon Grover [3][]; 7. 17-Marcus Dinkins [6][]; 8. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [11][]; 9. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo [10][]; 10. 14S-Brian Swarthout [15][]; 11. 63-Adam Roberts [12][]; 12. 31M-Jimmy Maier [9][]; 13. 14-CG Morey [8][]; 14. 70D-Alex Payne [13][]; 15. O2-Roy Bresnahan [14][]

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Land of Legends Raceway
2820 County Road 10
Canandaigua, New York 14424 

 http://www.landoflegendsraceway.com/

Track Phone
(585) 412-9258

Ticket Phone
(585) 412-9258

Track Email
 info@landoflegendsraceway.com

Track Size & Type
1/2 super fast clay oval

 Land of Legends Raceway Facebook

2019 -- Matt Sheppard on July 4th
2018 -- Danny Johnson on July 5th
2016 -- Tim Fuller on June 30th
2015 -- Matt Sheppard on July 2nd; Matt Sheppard on May 20th
2012 -- Danny Johnson on April 7th
2011 -- Billy Decker on June 14th
2009 -- Tim Fuller on August 8th
2008 -- Alan Johnson on September 20th; Billy Decker & Billy Decker on August 9th
2007 -- Brett Hearn on August 9th
2006 -- Matt Sheppard on September 15th; Gary Tomkins on August 10th
2005 -- Gary Tomkins on August 11th
2003 -- Steve Paine on September 25th; Tim McCreadie on August 6th
2002 -- Alan Johnson on September 14th; Alan Johnson on August 7th
2001 -- Steve Paine on August 9th
2000 -- Steve Paine on June 28th
1999 -- Steve Paine on September 1st
1998 -- Billy Decker on August 20th
1997 -- Joe Plazek on July 31st
1995 -- Danny Johnson on July 26th
1994 -- Bob McCreadie on August 10th
1993 -- Bob McCreadie on September 11th; Bob McCreadie on August 11th
1992 -- Kenny Tremont, Jr. on August 11th
1990 -- Bob McCreadie on September 8th; Bob McCreadie on July 18th
1989 -- Danny Johnson on September 9th; Danny Johnson on July 31st
1988 -- Alan Johnson on September 10th
1987 -- Jack Johnson on October 17th
1986 -- Danny Johnson on September 6th
1985 -- Steve Paine on September 7th
1984 -- Alan Johnson on September 8th
1983 -- Don McGinnis on September 17th
1982 -- Alan Johnson on September 11th
1981 -- Will Cagle on September 19th; Jack Johnson on August 19th
1980 -- Mike McLaughlin on September 6th; Lou Lazzaro on July 23rd





Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric

Camping Price
Free