Super DIRTcar Series
Land of Legends Raceway -- Canandaigua, NY
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
Event Info
Land of Legends Raceway
Wednesday
04
Aug

Winner: Stewart Friesen
2nd: Tim Fuller
3rd: Mike Mahaney
Super DIRTcar Series
August 4, 2021
Land of Legends Raceway
2820 County Road 10
Canandaigua, NY 14424 

 http://www.landoflegendsraceway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/videos/super-dirtcar-series-land-of-legends-raceway

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Sportsman Series

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Feature Laps Length
60

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

Closest Airport
Rochester (Canandaigua has a small airport)

Other Airport
Syracuse

Race Recap: LEGEND OF THE BATMAN: Peter Britten earns emotional Land of Legends win

Hidden from fans and competitors in the seat of his #21A Big Block Modified, Peter Britten couldn’t hold back the tears.

He won. Finally. Again.

After claiming his first career Super DIRTcar Series win in 2017, the Australian had used everything in his utility belt to land in Victory Lane again with the Series. However, each time he was defeated by another.

Not Wednesday night at Land of Legends Raceway. Not in front of his home crowd. The “Batman” was back.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Britten said.

The event had to be postponed due to rain weeks prior and was paired with the already scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 4, Series event at the Canandaigua track – making it a Twin 60s night with both Super DIRTcar Series Features running 60 laps.

In the first of the Twins, Britten started on the outside pole alongside Tim Fuller. When the race commenced, Fuller and Britten race side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel for the entirety of the first lap. Both drivers not wanting to succumb to the other. However, when they made their way to Turn 1 for the second time, Fuller launched his #19 machine ahead of Britten by a car length and continued to pull away down the backstretch.

Fuller’s glory out front lasted for five green flag laps before a caution flew for Stewart Friesen, who suffered a flat right-front tire.

The race resumed on Lap 8, and this time the Batmobile’s thrusters were primed and ready. Britten edged ahead of Fuller into the first corner and powered past him for the lead down the backstretch. From there, Britten was in a universe of his own.

By Lap 15, he was ahead by three seconds. However, two laps later were an obstacle course of slower cars ahead of him. If Fuller wanted a chance at victory again, this was his chance to attack.

The best he could do, cut into Britten’s lead by about a second. When the 21A found clean air again, the final 30 laps of the Feature were a race for second.

While Britten pulled away to a five-second lead with 20 laps to go, Larry Wight closed on Fuller for the runner-up spot and Jimmy Phelps closed on Wight. The three drivers tested who could run the bottom of the track better. And while he did, Erick Rudolph found grip like no one else around the top.

With 14 laps to go, Rudolph passed Phelps around the outside for fourth. With 13 laps to go, the blue #25 passed Wight around the outside for third. And with 11 laps to go, Rudolph made his way around the outside of Fuller for second. If anyone was going to challenge Britten, Rudolph looked to be the only contender. His only problem, Britten was now eight seconds ahead of him.

Mastering every lane of the track and navigating lap cars like a preprogrammed machine, Britten brought the Canandaigua crowd to their feet when he took the checkered flag for the second time in his Super DIRTcar Series career.

“I got most of my tears out on the cool-down lap,” said Britten, who started racing weekly at Canandaigua this season. “This deal is just so freaking hard. I’m very fortunate to have great people around me. I only had one like four years ago. I’ve been close a lot of times. Awesome to finally get it done at my home track on Saturday nights. And in front of all the fans out there cheering me on, thank you.”

Rudolph crossed the line second, 9.5 seconds behind Britten, but the event is his second consecutive top-five and third of the 2021 season. He contributes that momentum to returning to tracks he’s comfortable at.

“I think it’s more along the lines of we’re racing at places in Central New York where we’re more comfortable running,” Rudolph said. “Earlier in the year, we went to Bridgeport and places I haven’t historically done well at. We’ve always ran pretty well at Canandaigua and Weedsport. I am happy that we’re turning things around a little bit.”

Fuller rounded out the podium and stated with the level of talent in the Series this year he’s satisfied with the result.

Behind him, Phelps finished fourth and Jack Lehner made an incredible run from 26th to fifth.

He wasn’t even entered in the event’s original date due to an injury. He had to race his way into the Feature through the Last Chance Showdown, grabbing the last qualifying spot to do so. His secret…

“I wish I knew,” Lehner said with a chuckle. “After the [Last Chance Showdown] it felt pretty good. I just threw some things at the car and it felt pretty good. Just wanted to try some stuff. The car was really good and I could put it wherever I wanted. It felt like we were better than most the other cars out there. And it is usually not like that.”

While he ended the first race with a smile, there wasn’t a bigger one to start the night than Britten’s after his dominant performance. However, he joked he wasn’t sure if he had a good enough car for the second Twin Feature of the night. Or maybe he’ll win again… Finally.

UP NEXT
The Super DIRTcar Series continues Wednesday night at Land of Legends Raceway for the second of the Twin 60s. Watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

Feature (60 Laps)
1. 21A-Peter Britten [2][$7,500]; 2. 25R-Erick Rudolph [10][$4,000]; 3. 19F-Tim Fuller [1][$2,500]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [5][$1,800]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [25][$1,600]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [4][$1,400]; 7. 44F-Stewart Friesen [11][$1,300]; 8. 88W-Mat Williamson [3][$1,200]; 9. 83X-Tim Sears [20][$1,100]; 10. 9S-Matt Sheppard [6][$1,000]; 11. 91D-Billy Decker [8][$800]; 12. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [19][$700]; 13. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [7][$600]; 14. 5H-Chris Hile [26][$575]; 15. 34R-Kevin Root [15][$550]; 16. 35M-Mike Mahaney [12][$525]; 17. 32R-Ronnie Davis [13][$500]; 18. 19W-Justin Wright [16][$500]; 19. 3H-Justin Haers [9][$500]; 20. 23C-Kyle Coffey [14][$500]; 21. 121T-Gary Tomkins [23][$500]; 22. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [22][$500]; 23. 7z-Zach Payne [17][$500]; 24. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [27][$500]; 25. 48T-Dave Rauscher [28][$]; 26. 215p-Adam Pierson [24][$500]; 27. 14j-Alan Johnson [21][$500]; 28. 42P-Pat Ward [18][$500]; Hard Charger Award: 2L-Jack Lehner[+20]

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Land of Legends Raceway
2820 County Road 10
Canandaigua, NY 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

2021 -- Peter Britten on Aug. 4 (Day), Stewart Friesen on Aug. 4
2020 -- Matt Sheppard on Oct. 10
2019 -- Matt Sheppard on July 4
2018 -- Danny Johnson on July 5
2016 -- Tim Fuller on June 30
2015 -- Matt Sheppard on July 2; Matt Sheppard on May 20
2012 -- Danny Johnson on April 7
2011 -- Billy Decker on June 14
2009 -- Tim Fuller on August 8
2008 -- Alan Johnson on Sept. 20; Billy Decker & Billy Decker on August 9
2007 -- Brett Hearn on August 9
2006 -- Matt Sheppard on September 15; Gary Tomkins on August 10
2005 -- Gary Tomkins on August 11
2003 -- Steve Paine on September 25; Tim McCreadie on August 6
2002 -- Alan Johnson on September 14; Alan Johnson on August 7
2001 -- Steve Paine on August 9
2000 -- Steve Paine on June 28
1999 -- Steve Paine on September 1
1998 -- Billy Decker on August 20
1997 -- Joe Plazek on July 31
1995 -- Danny Johnson on July 26
1994 -- Bob McCreadie on August 10
1993 -- Bob McCreadie on September 11; Bob McCreadie on August 11
1992 -- Kenny Tremont, Jr. on August 11
1990 -- Bob McCreadie on September 8; Bob McCreadie on July 18
1989 -- Danny Johnson on September 9; Danny Johnson on July 31
1988 -- Alan Johnson on September 10
1987 -- Jack Johnson on October 17
1986 -- Danny Johnson on September 6
1985 -- Steve Paine on September 7
1984 -- Alan Johnson on September 8
1983 -- Don McGinnis on September 17
1982 -- Alan Johnson on September 11
1981 -- Will Cagle on September 19; Jack Johnson on August 19
1980 -- Mike McLaughlin on September 6; Lou Lazzaro on July 23