The King of Spring
Lebanon Valley Speedway | West Lebanon, New York
Monday, May 29, 2023

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Event Info

The King of Spring
Lebanon Valley Speedway
1746 Hwy 20
West Lebanon, New York 12195 

Event Description
The Super DIRTcar Series heads to Lebanon Valley Speedway for the "King of Spring" event. There's $13,500 on the line for the winner along with a guaranteed starting position for the 51st running of the Super DIRT Week!

series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

Big Block Modified Track Record
19.236 sec. set by Brett Hearn on Sept. 1, 2016

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(518) 794-9606

Big Block Modified Track Record
19.236 sec. set by Brett Hearn on Sept. 1, 2016

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
HISTORY MAKING: Matt Sheppard Conquers Lebanon Valley for His 90th Super DIRTcar Series Victory

Nine-time champ now alone in second on all-time wins list, secures guaranteed Super DIRT Week starting spot

Matt Sheppard turned Monday’s Memorial Day Super DIRTcar Series King of the Spring at Lebanon Valley Speedway into a night he won’t soon forget. The nine-time champion captured the checkered flag for the 90th time in his career, breaking a tie with Danny Johnson for second place on the all-time Super DIRTcar Series wins list.

After running second in his heat race, Sheppard drew the coveted pole position in the redraw, putting him in charge of the $13,500-to-win, 100-lap main event at the 5/8-mile oval, where he made sure to control the pace from the drop of the green flag.

Sheppard, of Waterloo, NY, led the first 17 laps unchallenged, building a lead over early challengers Mike Mahaney and Peter Britten. Sheppard easily survived the first caution of the race on Lap 17, firing quickly on the restart and moving back out in front again largely uncontested. He skillfully moved his #9s machine in and out of lapped traffic as the race progressed, with no one in striking distance to break his pace.

“You get an open racetrack, and you can kind of just do your own thing,” Sheppard said. “Nobody is breaking your momentum. That certainly helps.”

Mahaney battled fiercely to chip away at Sheppard’s lead, getting close enough to keep the outcome undecided, but Sheppard showed why he’s the Series champion and kept his composure through five cautions, including one with only 13 laps remaining.

“Everything went pretty smooth,” Sheppard said. “We got through lapped traffic there when we need to, we got some cautions, had a clean, open racetrack. I had a good race car; I had a good starting position and really everything just went our way tonight.”

Sheppard held on to notch the 90th Series victory of his career and a guaranteed starting spot at the 51st Running of Super DIRT Week in October at Oswego Speedway. Sheppard’s first win came on July 12, 2004, at Autodrome Drummond. Brett Hearn has 141 victories, the most in Super DIRTcar Series history.

Mahaney finished in the runner-up position, feeling hampered by his performance on the restarts.

“Early on, I think we were good on the start and then cautions kind of hurt,” Mahaney said. “I was really slow on getting going on the restarts. Matt [Sheppard] was right on point on the starts and would get away from me. Early in lapped traffic, I would start running him down, and then late in the race, even in clean air, I could run him down on the long runs, but just never caught him… it was just too little, too late.”

Five-time and defending Lebanon Valley Speedway Big Block Modified champion Andy Bachetti rounded out the podium with a third-place finish. Bachetti started 11th and used his extensive track experience to surge to fifth by the halfway point. He continued full force ahead, passing fellow local driver Marc Johnson to move into third position, but Mahaney and Sheppard were too far out of reach to continue his hard charge.

Marc Johnson finished in fourth, and Sunday night’s Heroes Remembered 100 runner-up Jimmy Phelps finished in fifth. The championship points leader entering the night, Mat Williamson, crossed in eighth, breaking his streak of four consecutive Series victories.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will make their first visit to Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY on June 13 for a 71-lap, $7,500-to-win, showcase event followed up by a visit to Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on June 14.

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds
King Of Spring 100
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard[1]; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney[2]; 3. 4B-Andy Bachetti[11]; 4. 9-Marc Johnson[12]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[17]; 6. 35L-LJ Lombardo[14]; 7. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[19]; 8. 88-Mat Williamson[7]; 9. 21A-Peter Britten[4]; 10. 12-Darren Smith[13]; 11. 215-Adam Pierson[27]; 12. 54-Steve Bernard[18]; 13. 74V-John Virgilio[8]; 14. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[21]; 15. 91-Felix Roy[23]; 16. 99-Kolby Schroder[22]; 17. 8H-Max McLaughlin[25]; 18. 7D-Tyler Dippel[5]; 19. 99L-Larry Wight[6]; 20. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr[15]; 21. 4-Anthony Perrego[26]; 22. 42-Kyle Sheldon[24]; 23. 43-Keith Flach[20]; 24. 37M-Mathieu Desjardins[16]; 25. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[28]; 26. 5H-Chris Hile[9]; 27. 2-Jack Lehner[3]; 28. 11A-Kyle Armstrong[10]; 29. (DNS) 55H-Brett Haas.

Feature Results
1109SMatt Sheppard 1000.000100Running150$13,500
22035Mike Mahaney 100-1.5460Running146$5,000
311+84BAndy Bachetti 100-3.8200Running144$2,500
412+89Marc Johnson 100-5.5580Running142$1,800
517+1298HJimmy Phelps 100-6.4780Running140$1,600
614+835LL.J. Lombardo 100-6.6120Running138$1,400
719+1284YAlex Yankowski 100-8.7230Running136$1,300
87-188Mat Williamson 100-9.3830Running134$1,200
94-521APeter Britten 100-10.2360Running132$1,100
1013+312Darren Smith 100-12.4520Running130$1,000
1127+16215Adam Pierson 100-13.2690Running128$800
1218+654Steve Bernard 100-14.1210Running126$700
138-574VJohn Virgilio 1002,695.5050Running124$600
1421+783XTim Sears Jr100-15.4690Running122$575
1523+891Felix Roy 98-2 Laps0Running120$550
1622+699Kolby Schroder 99-1 Laps0Running118$525
1725+88HMax McLaughlin 97-3 Laps0Running116$500
185-137DTyler Dippel 55-45 Laps0Running114$500
196-1399LLarry Wight 70-30 Laps0DNF112$500
2015-5115Kenny Tremont Jr69-31 Laps0DNF110$500
2126+54Anthony Perrego 55-45 Laps0DNF108$500
2224+242Kyle Sheldon 46-54 Laps0DNF106$500
2320-343Keith Flach 31-69 Laps0DNF104$500
2416-837MMathieu Desjardins 22-78 Laps0DNF102$500
2528+332RRonnie Davis III16-84 Laps0DNF102$500
269-175HChris Hile 13-87 Laps0DNF102$500
273-242Jack Lehner 7-93 Laps0DNF102$500
2810-1811AKyle Armstrong 4-96 Laps0DNF102$500
2929055HBrett Haas 0-100 Laps0DNS102$0
Hard Charger: Adam Pierson
Last Chance Showdown Results
11083XTim Sears Jr100.00010Running0$0
24+291Felix Roy 10-1.6160Running0$0
35+28HMax McLaughlin 10-2.0180Running0$0
42-217ZDillon Steuer 10-2.6910Running90$0
57+214CG Morey 10-3.1680Running90$0
68+291MJosh Marcus 9-1 Laps0DNF90$0
76-198Eddie Marshall 7-3 Laps0DNF90$0
83-57TTim Davis 6-4 Laps0DNF90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11099Kolby Schroder 100.00010Running0$0
22042Kyle Sheldon 10-0.6760Running0$0
34+14Anthony Perrego 10-1.4460Running0$0
46+255HBrett Haas 10-3.6240Running0$0
53-255Mike King 10-6.5170Running90$0
65-132RRonnie Davis III10-6.9180Running0$0
78+115XJustin Stone 8-2 Laps0DNF90$0
87-1215Adam Pierson 2-8 Laps0DNF0$0
99017Marcus Dinkins 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
1109Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY0.0005
23+111AKyle Armstrong New Milford, CT-2.7154
32-15HChris Hile Oswego, NY-4.1093
44012Darren Smith Binghamton, NY-4.7262
55098HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-4.9811
67+183XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-6.0730
78+17TTim Davis Bennington, VT-6.5820
86-28HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-7.2750
99014CG Morey Rutland, VT-2 Laps0
Heat 2 Results
11088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON0.0005
22074VJohn Virgilio Pittsfield, MA-6.5234
33035Mike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY-2.1503
440115Kenny Tremont JrWest Sand Lake, NY-3.1302
56+184YAlex Yankowski Covington Township, PA-3.9441
65-117ZDillon Steuer Bohemia, NY-5.5900
78+191Felix Roy Napierville, QC-6.0880
87-198Eddie Marshall Pound Ridge, NY-6.5230
99091MJosh Marcus Bethel, CT-8.7350
Heat 3 Results
11021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD0.0005
2207DTyler Dippel Wallkill, NY-3.5564
33099LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-4.9703
45+135LL.J. Lombardo Danbury, CT-5.7412
57+254Steve Bernard Granby, QC-6.9491
69+399Kolby Schroder Staatsburg, NY-8.5670
78+155Mike King Nassau, NY-9.8750
86-232RRonnie Davis IIISyracuse, NY-10.5810
94-5215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT-4 Laps0
1010017Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-8 Laps0
Heat 4 Results
1104BAndy Bachetti Sheffield, MA0.0005
2209SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-1.0624
34+12Jack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-3.3433
43-137MMathieu Desjardins Yamaska, QC-5.2902
55043Keith Flach Ravena, NY-6.3741
66042Kyle Sheldon Nassau, NY-6.9470
78+14Anthony Perrego Walden, NY-7.2760
87-155HBrett Haas Pittsfield, MA-8.3390
99015XJustin Stone Middlebury, VT-12.0680
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
179Marc Johnson 20.2370.0005
21288Mat Williamson 20.249-0.0120
3165HChris Hile 20.286-0.0490
4811AKyle Armstrong 20.316-0.0790
51035Mike Mahaney 20.317-0.0800
6112Darren Smith 20.353-0.1160
73115Kenny Tremont Jr20.368-0.1310
8298HJimmy Phelps 20.404-0.1670
91317ZDillon Steuer 20.547-0.3100
1068HMax McLaughlin 20.614-0.3770
111784YAlex Yankowski 20.617-0.3800
121483XTim Sears Jr20.647-0.4100
13974VJohn Virgilio 20.655-0.4180
14598Eddie Marshall 20.655-0.4180
1547TTim Davis 20.666-0.4290
161891Felix Roy 20.905-0.6680
171514CG Morey 20.987-0.7500
181191MJosh Marcus 21.015-0.7780
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11821APeter Britten 20.2650.0000
2124BAndy Bachetti 20.272-0.0070
357DTyler Dippel 20.335-0.0700
4139SMatt Sheppard 20.391-0.1260
51199LLarry Wight 20.409-0.1440
6737MMathieu Desjardins 20.437-0.1720
716215Adam Pierson 20.449-0.1840
862Jack Lehner 20.533-0.2680
9135LL.J. Lombardo 20.560-0.2950
101443Keith Flach 20.562-0.2970
111032RRonnie Davis III20.640-0.3750
12342Kyle Sheldon 20.665-0.4000
13854Steve Bernard 20.681-0.4160
14255HBrett Haas 20.690-0.4250
151555Mike King 20.910-0.6450
16174Anthony Perrego 20.927-0.6620
171999Kolby Schroder 21.053-0.7880
18415XJustin Stone 21.555-1.2900
19917Marcus Dinkins 21.928-1.6630
Hot Laps 1 Results
1165HChris Hile 20.0910.0000
279Marc Johnson 20.117-0.0260
31784YAlex Yankowski 20.214-0.1230
41483XTim Sears Jr20.238-0.1470
51035Mike Mahaney 20.306-0.2150
61288Mat Williamson 20.325-0.2340
7112Darren Smith 20.354-0.2630
8074JR Heffner 20.376-0.2850
947TTim Davis 20.383-0.2920
1068HMax McLaughlin 20.387-0.2960
11298HJimmy Phelps 20.389-0.2980
12811AKyle Armstrong 20.390-0.2990
131317ZDillon Steuer 20.468-0.3770
143115Kenny Tremont Jr20.640-0.5490
151891Felix Roy 20.731-0.6400
161191MJosh Marcus 20.848-0.7570
171514CG Morey 20.987-0.8960
18598Eddie Marshall 21.132-1.0410
19974VJohn Virgilio 21.132-1.0410
Hot Laps 2 Results
1124BAndy Bachetti 20.0060.0000
257DTyler Dippel 20.061-0.0550
3255HBrett Haas 20.296-0.2900
416215Adam Pierson 20.385-0.3790
51821APeter Britten 20.386-0.3800
6854Steve Bernard 20.409-0.4030
7135LL.J. Lombardo 20.425-0.4190
862Jack Lehner 20.436-0.4300
9139SMatt Sheppard 20.476-0.4700
101443Keith Flach 20.491-0.4850
111199LLarry Wight 20.527-0.5210
121999Kolby Schroder 20.550-0.5440
13737MMathieu Desjardins 20.563-0.5570
14342Kyle Sheldon 20.612-0.6060
151555Mike King 20.763-0.7570
161032RRonnie Davis III20.774-0.7680
17174Anthony Perrego 20.781-0.7750
18917Marcus Dinkins 20.946-0.9400
19415XJustin Stone 21.071-1.0650