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Land of Legends Raceway | Canandaigua, New York
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Race Recap  

STILL GETTING IT DONE: From Hall of Fame to Victory Lane, Tim Fuller Wins at Land of Legends

Newly inducted into the Northeast DIRT Modified Hall of Fame, Tim Fuller scores first Super DIRTcar Series win in two years

Several months before receiving the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Northeast DIRT Modified Hall of Fame, Tim Fuller was asked why he still continues to race after 30 years in the sport.

“Because I can still get it done,” Fuller said.

He “got it done” Wednesday night at Land of Legends Raceway winning the 70-lap, $7,500-to-win, Super DIRTcar Series event at the Canandaigua, N Y track, six days after attending his induction ceremony.

The tide was in Fuller’s favor for the Feature after claiming the SRI Performance/Stock Car Steel Pole Award in the redraw. To his outside was Kyle Coffey and starting directly behind him was nine-time and defending Series champion Matt Sheppard.

Fuller shot ahead of the field at the drop of the green flag, but behind him Sheppard made quick work of passing Coffey for second, setting up another “Super Matt” versus a Hall of Famer battle within the month.

The Watertown, NY driver put a healthy lead between he and Sheppard in the early stage of the race with a clear track. But once he hit lapped traffic, Sheppard inched closer and closer.

The first of three cautions dropped on Lap 21, giving Sheppard a chance to overtake the lead. He looked high in Turns 1 and 2 on the restart, but Fuller successfully overpowered him. With clean air again, Fuller continued to show speed on the straightaways and meticulously navigated through traffic.

Twenty more laps ticked off the counter before Sheppard’s second opportunity came through another caution. Lined up side by side, Fuller fired hard on the restart, succeeding again at fending off Sheppard’s advances on the high side going into Turns 1 and 2.

Fuller showed no signs of fatigue, holding his lead with a steady hand. Sheppard found himself caught up in lapped traffic several times after the race’s halfway point, reducing his ability to challenge the race leader.

But as fate would have it, there was one more opportunity for the race to end in dramatic fashion, with a third caution being dropped on Lap 49. The newly minted Hall of Famer and the future Hall of Famer lined up on the front row, ready to battle for the win.

Fuller was spot on and hit his marks for a third time in a row, finding clean air once again. He never lost his lead for a moment and drove his way to Victory Lane for the first time in a Series matchup since 2021. He was also the fifth different Series winner in five races.

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“We had to concentrate, so hard,” Fuller said. “I don’t think I looked at the lap counter twice, just because you had to focus on hitting your marks every time. You could never get up too high going into Turn 1 and 2 or [Sheppard] was going to have you. If you moved up, you were done.”

Sheppard held steady behind Fuller, finishing in second for the third race in a row. The Waterloo, NY driver had his perspective on the restart opportunities.

“I really thought if I could beat him to [Turn 1] on the outside, I could get the lead, but I did it three times and I couldn’t get the lead,” Sheppard said. “He could get stuck faster than I could in (Turn) 1and (Turn) 2. My weakest spot on the whole track was getting into Turn 1, and I think that was his strongest part on the whole track. He had a really good car all night… When it’s your night, it’s your night.”

Peter Britten notched his fifth top-five finish of the season, landing in third place at his home track to round out the podium. The Brisbane, QLD native came into the Stars and Stripes third in both Series and track points, hungry for a win on his home turf.

“I felt like on the restarts I had a shot at them,” Britten said. “I figured if maybe, if I got in front of them, I could hold them off. They didn’t seem to really want to fire on the top. There was enough up there that if you hit it just right, it gave you a hell of a run, especially on the first lap of the restart. The one time down in (Turn) 1 and (Turn) 2, I almost had Sheppard, but he took the line away from me just enough.”

Max McLaughlin, the 2022 Stars and Stripes winner, had his own stellar performance. In one of his best showings of the year, so far, McLaughlin charged from 17th to fourth – his first top five of the season. His Heinke-Baldwin Racing teammate Jimmy Phelps rounded out the top five.

With Mat Williamson finishing 9th, Sheppard now leads the Canadian by 63 points going into the Series’ return to Canada at the end of the month.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series heads north of the border for the first time in four seasons.  They’ll head to Autodrome Drummond on Monday, July 31, for a 60-lap, $7,500-to-win, showcase followed by a 75lap, $10,000-to-win, Super DIRT Week Qualifier on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Then, the Series will venture to Brockville-Ontario Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 2, for another $7,500 to win match up.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

Stars and Stripes 70 Results
1. 19-Tim Fuller[1]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard[3]; 3. 21A-Peter Britten[6]; 4. 8H-Max McLaughlin[17]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[7]; 6. 28-Jordan McCreadie[4]; 7. 2-Jack Lehner[10]; 8. 25R-Erick Rudolph[11]; 9. 88-Mat Williamson[19]; 10. 99L-Larry Wight[12]; 11. 3-Justin Haers[8]; 12. 70A-Alex Payne[5]; 13. 4-Anthony Perrego[13]; 14. 39C-Kyle Coffey[2]; 15. 35-Mike Mahaney[21]; 16. 5H-Chris Hile[15]; 17. 27J-Danny Johnson[23]; 18. 54-Steve Bernard[18]; 19. 7Z-Zachary Payne[14]; 20. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[24]; 21. 91-Felix Roy[26]; 22. 37M-Mathieu Desjardins[16]; 23. 215-Adam Pierson[25]; 24. 42P-Pat Ward[22]; 25. 12-Darren Smith[20]; 26. 14J-Alan Johnson[9]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11019Tim Fuller 700.00070Running150$7,500
23+19SMatt Sheppard 70-1.4810Running146$4,000
36+321APeter Britten 70-4.4650Running144$2,500
417+138HMax McLaughlin 70-6.5870Running142$1,800
57+298HJimmy Phelps 70-7.6510Running140$1,600
64-228Jordan McCreadie 70-8.6280Running138$1,400
710+32Jack Lehner 70-9.6600Running136$1,300
811+325RErick Rudolph 70-10.0950Running134$1,200
919+1088Mat Williamson 70-10.8280Running132$1,100
1012+299LLarry Wight 70-12.5530Running130$1,000
118-33Justin Haers 70-13.0780Running128$800
125-770AAlex Payne 70-14.5250Running126$700
131304Anthony Perrego 70-15.4590Running124$600
142-1239CKyle Coffey 70-17.7320Running122$575
1521+635Mike Mahaney 70-18.3540Running120$550
1615-15HChris Hile 70-19.7390Running118$525
1723+627JDanny Johnson 70-20.1940Running116$500
1818054Steve Bernard 70-20.7170Running114$500
1914-57ZZachary Payne 69-1 Laps0Running112$500
2024+483XTim Sears Jr69-1 Laps0Running110$500
2126+591Felix Roy 69-1 Laps0Running108$500
2216-637MMathieu Desjardins 69-1 Laps0Running106$500
2325+2215Adam Pierson 67-3 Laps0DNF104$500
2422-242PPat Ward 60-10 Laps0DNF102$500
2520-512Darren Smith 47-23 Laps0DNF102$500
269-1714JAlan Johnson 40-30 Laps0DNF102$500
Hard Charger: Max McLaughlin
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11035Mike Mahaney 100.0008Running0$0
24+227JDanny Johnson 10-0.3160Running0$0
35+215Todd Root 10-1.1240Running90$0
43-127JRDaniel Johnson 10-2.4300Running90$0
57+234Kevin Root 10-2.8520Running90$0
62-419WJustin Wright 10-2.9650Running90$0
79+2132Dalton Martin 10-4.0411Running90$0
88014CG Morey 10-4.2531Running90$0
910+115XJustin Stone 10-4.2600Running90$0
106-432RRonnie Davis III8-2 Laps0DNF90$0
1111055Dan Reif 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Danny Johnson
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+142PPat Ward 100.00010Running0$0
29+783XTim Sears Jr10-3.1170Running0$0
33091Felix Roy 10-3.4680Running0$0
41-329Matt Caprara 10-4.1500Running90$0
54-1215Adam Pierson 10-4.6950Running0$0
65-13RSDalton Slack 10-5.6140Running90$0
76-117Marcus Dinkins 10-9.0850Running90$0
88021PDerrick Podsiadlo 10-9.9600Running90$0
910+11LJeff Lawrence 10-18.7570Running90$0
1011+114SBrian Swarthout 6-4 Laps0DNF90$0
117-411JJames Sweeting 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Hard Charger: Tim Sears Jr
Heat 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
119SMatt Sheppard 155.1860.0005
223Justin Haers 157.828-2.6424
3414JAlan Johnson 157.998-2.8123
454Anthony Perrego 159.374-4.1882
538HMax McLaughlin 159.646-4.4601
6635Mike Mahaney 160.905-5.7190
7727JRDaniel Johnson 161.944-6.7580
8815Todd Root 162.563-7.3770
9934Kevin Root 163.398-8.2120
1010132Dalton Martin 165.671-10.4850
111155Dan Reif 165.671-10.4850
Heat 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1121APeter Britten 155.7310.0005
2298HJimmy Phelps 157.464-1.7334
3325RErick Rudolph 157.757-2.0263
445HChris Hile 159.128-3.3972
5588Mat Williamson 160.216-4.4851
6719WJustin Wright 161.367-5.6360
7627JDanny Johnson 162.276-6.5450
8932RRonnie Davis III162.810-7.0790
91014CG Morey 163.104-7.3730
10815XJustin Stone 165.301-9.5700
Heat 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1219Tim Fuller 317.1040.0005
2370AAlex Payne 318.220-1.1164
312Jack Lehner 319.833-2.7293
447ZZachary Payne 320.641-3.5372
5754Steve Bernard 320.708-3.6041
6929Matt Caprara 320.905-3.8010
7691Felix Roy 321.808-4.7040
853RSDalton Slack 322.466-5.3620
91011JJames Sweeting 322.789-5.6850
10883XTim Sears Jr110.246206.8580
111114SBrian Swarthout 24.140292.9640
Heat 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1428Jordan McCreadie 154.9750.0005
2539CKyle Coffey 159.361-4.3864
3199LLarry Wight 160.056-5.0813
4337MMathieu Desjardins 162.818-7.8432
5212Darren Smith 163.204-8.2291
6742PPat Ward 163.734-8.7590
76215Adam Pierson 164.289-9.3140
8917Marcus Dinkins 167.386-12.4110
9821PDerrick Podsiadlo 169.214-14.2390
10101LJeff Lawrence 169.214-14.2390
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+39SMatt Sheppard 00.0000Running5$0
219+1721APeter Britten 0-0.1810Running0$0
315+123Justin Haers 0-0.1970Running0$0
49+598HJimmy Phelps 0-0.3230Running0$0
513+88HMax McLaughlin 0-0.3360Running0$0
61-525RErick Rudolph 0-0.3440Running0$0
720+1314JAlan Johnson 0-0.3850Running0$0
812+45HChris Hile 0-0.3970Running0$0
98-14Anthony Perrego 0-0.4010Running0$0
102-888Mat Williamson 0-0.4630Running0$0
117-435Mike Mahaney 0-0.4940Running0$0
125-727JDanny Johnson 0-0.5370Running0$0
1310-327JRDaniel Johnson 0-0.5670Running0$0
146-819WJustin Wright 0-0.6660Running0$0
1516+115Todd Root 0-0.6900Running0$0
1617+115XJustin Stone 0-0.7180Running0$0
1711-634Kevin Root 0-0.7730Running0$0
1818032RRonnie Davis III0-0.7850Running0$0
193-16132Dalton Martin 0-0.9500Running0$0
2014-614CG Morey 0-0.9780Running0$0
2121055Dan Reif 0-0.9780DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Peter Britten
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+12Jack Lehner 00.0000Running0$0
213+1199LLarry Wight 0-0.0500Running0$0
35+219Tim Fuller 0-0.0990Running0$0
41-312Darren Smith 0-0.1970Running0$0
518+1370AAlex Payne 0-0.2380Running0$0
67+137MMathieu Desjardins 0-0.2790Running0$0
717+107ZZachary Payne 0-0.3660Running0$0
816+828Jordan McCreadie 0-0.3680Running0$0
915+63RSDalton Slack 0-0.4190Running0$0
103-739CKyle Coffey 0-0.4550Running0$0
1114+391Felix Roy 0-0.4780Running0$0
1211-1215Adam Pierson 0-0.4910Running0$0
1312-154Steve Bernard 0-0.4930Running0$0
1410-442PPat Ward 0-0.5640Running0$0
159-683XTim Sears Jr0-0.6170Running0$0
1619+321PDerrick Podsiadlo 0-0.9560Running0$0
1720+329Matt Caprara 0-1.0010Running0$0
186-1217Marcus Dinkins 0-1.0110Running0$0
1921+211JJames Sweeting 0-1.0650Running0$0
208-121LJeff Lawrence 0-1.3060Running0$0
214-1714SBrian Swarthout 0-1.3810Running0$0
Hard Charger: Alex Payne
Hot Laps 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
119+1821APeter Britten 00.0000Running0$0
24+29SMatt Sheppard 0-0.2160Running0$0
313+108HMax McLaughlin 0-0.2570Running0$0
412+85HChris Hile 0-0.2820Running0$0
51-425RErick Rudolph 0-0.3010Running0$0
616+1015Todd Root 0-0.4000Running0$0
78+14Anthony Perrego 0-0.4250Running0$0
82-688Mat Williamson 0-0.4280Running0$0
920+1114JAlan Johnson 0-0.4330Running0$0
107-335Mike Mahaney 0-0.4640Running0$0
1117+615XJustin Stone 0-0.4730Running0$0
1215+33Justin Haers 0-0.4810Running0$0
135-827JDanny Johnson 0-0.5190Running0$0
146-819WJustin Wright 0-0.6200Running0$0
159-698HJimmy Phelps 0-0.6340Running0$0
1614-214CG Morey 0-0.7580Running0$0
173-14132Dalton Martin 0-0.7680Running0$0
1811-734Kevin Root 0-0.8820Running0$0
1910-927JRDaniel Johnson 0-0.9140Running0$0
2018-232RRonnie Davis III0-1.1150Running0$0
2121055Dan Reif 0-1.1150DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Peter Britten
Hot Laps 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
116+1528Jordan McCreadie 00.0000Running0$0
21-112Darren Smith 0-0.2230Running0$0
312+954Steve Bernard 0-0.2640Running0$0
413+999LLarry Wight 0-0.3100Running0$0
57+237MMathieu Desjardins 0-0.3600Running0$0
66017Marcus Dinkins 0-0.4360Running0$0
718+1170AAlex Payne 0-0.4400Running0$0
82-62Jack Lehner 0-0.4940Running0$0
911+2215Adam Pierson 0-0.4940Running0$0
1015+53RSDalton Slack 0-0.5290Running0$0
1119+821PDerrick Podsiadlo 0-0.5440Running0$0
125-719Tim Fuller 0-0.5600Running0$0
133-1039CKyle Coffey 0-0.5900Running0$0
1420+629Matt Caprara 0-0.6220Running0$0
1510-542PPat Ward 0-0.6320Running0$0
1614-291Felix Roy 0-0.6750Running0$0
179-883XTim Sears Jr0-0.6950Running0$0
1817-17ZZachary Payne 0-0.8850Running0$0
1921+211JJames Sweeting 0-1.1330Running0$0
204-1614SBrian Swarthout 0-1.5630Running0$0
218-131LJeff Lawrence 0-3.0000Running0$0
Hard Charger: Jordan McCreadie
Event Info  

Stars and Stripes
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Land of Legends Raceway
2820 County Road 10
Canandaigua, New York 14424 

Event Description
Welcome to the 1/2-mile dirt track in Canandaigua, NY, Land of Legends Raceway. Prepare yourselves for the Super DIRTcar Series Stars and Stripes Spectacular, a celebration of patriotism with a $7,500-to-win feature! The DIRTcar Sportsman Central and West U.S. divisions will join the Big Blocks in this star-studded night.

Series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Sportsman Series

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Feature Laps Length
70

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
DIRTcar Sportsman Series

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

Track Info  

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

Track Phone
(585) 412-9258

Ticket Phone
(585) 412-9258

Track Email
info@landoflegendsraceway.com

Track Type
0.500; super fast clay oval

Closest Airport
Rochester (Canandaigua has a small airport)

Other Airport
Syracuse

Pit Gate Location
Off County Road 10

Track Map
Competitor Info