Border Restrictions Force Officials to Cancel Canadian Mid-Summer Races

CONCORD, NC — Canada has extended the border closure with the United States through the end of July, and due to these restrictions the Super DIRTcar Series is forced to cancel and postpone several events that were scheduled north of the border. 

Also, the July 2 race at Land of Legends has been postponed until Wednesday, July 22. 

“With the ever-changing restrictions due to COVID-19, the Super DIRTcar Series schedule has been quite the juggling act,” Super DIRTcar Series Director Dean Reynolds said. “First with the extension of the Canadian border closing, and now with the uncertainty of executive orders in New York, we have to make some changes.

“We were all set for July 2 at Land of Legends, but with recent changes and the uncertainty of when or even how many fans would be allowed in the stands, Paul Cole and I determined it was best to postpone to later in the Summer where we hope to have better guidance from the state,” Reynolds said. “Our teams have been itching to get on the track so we are looking at some of our partnered tracks outside of New York in an effort to schedule a race or two where we’ve unfortunately lost dates.”

Super DIRTcar Series officials and Cornwall Motor Speedway ownership are working to reschedule their June 28 race on a future Sunday later this Summer. 

The June 29th event at Le RPM Speedway in Quebec is canceled. 

Drivers and fans were looking forward to being a part of Ohsweken Speedway’s historic 25th Anniversary season on July 6th, but the event will not be held in 2020. The Super DIRTcar Series and Ohsweken are looking forward to making it happen in 2021.

The fan-favorite “Quebec Swing” to Autodrome Granby on July 20 and Autodrome Drummond on July 21 have both been canceled. The gros blocs will invade Quebec once again in 2021. 

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New Races, Return of Eastern States Highlights 2020 Super DIRTcar Series Tour

CONCORD, NC — Super DIRTcar Series fans saw one of the greatest all-time championship battles go down to the final night of the 2019 season, culminating in Mat Williamson edging seven-time champ Matt Sheppard for the crown. Today, the Super DIRTcar Series reveals its 2020 schedule, setting the stage for the best Big Block Modified drivers in the country to showcase their brand of wheel-to-wheel racing at the most historic and tradition-filled venues across the Northeast. 

There are 30 races on the Super DIRTcar Series schedule with nearly $1.3 million at stake during the season, including eight events where drivers will have a chance to lock themselves into the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week in October.

One of the biggest additions to the 2020 tour is the return of the legendary $40,000-to-win Eastern States 200 on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. Also, for the first time ever, the Series will take on New York’s Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle. Bridgeport Speedway also returns with a $7,500-to-win Feature on the new 3/8-mile version of the famous New Jersey track. Finally, Ontario favorite Ohsweken Speedway is back with a $10,000-to-win, NAPA Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 Qualifier on July 6.

The DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford features the best dirt track racing in Florida, including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, and of course the “Beasts from the Northeast” from Feb. 4-15 at Volusia Speedway Park. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Super DIRTcar Series kicks off five nights of intense 40- and 50-lap non-points feature action. Last year, Larry Wight took home the coveted Big Gator trophy.

The points-paying season rumbles to life at Can-Am Speedway with a $7,500-to-win Thunder in the Thousand Islands 100 on Saturday, April 11. The Series will see the newly configured 4/10-mile version of the speedway for the first time, making it anyone’s race. 

Weedsport Speedway is a part of the very fabric of short track Big Block Modified racing having hosted Super DIRTcar Series races since 1972. The Series has contested the Central New York oval 68 times and the 2020 schedule will add three more names and numbers to the winner’s list.

The first of Weedsport’s three races is the Heroes Remembered 100 on Memorial Day, May 25. Then, on Sunday, July 26, $10,000 and a guaranteed NAPA Super DIRT Week berth will go to the winner of the annual Hall of Fame 100.  Finally, on Monday, Sept. 12, Weedsport hosts a mega-event, which will also award more than $10,000 to the winner and a Billy Whittaker Cars 200 starting position.

Tuesday, June 23, marks the first NAPA Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 qualifier of 2020. A guaranteed start and $10,000 are on the line at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Brett Hearn’s The Big Show XII. Later in the season, the fan-favorite Malta, NY, track hosts a second Billy Whittaker Cars qualifier on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Battle at Toga pays out $10,000 to the winner, as well.

The high-banked bullring of Cornwall Motor Speedway follows on Sunday, June 28. The quarter-mile has seen 25 Series races in its history with Brett Hearn carrying the most wins with five. Eight-time champ Sheppard is on a three-race win streak going into 2020’s O’Canada 100. 

The next day, Monday, June 29, the Series rolls up to another bullring, Le RPM Speedway in Quebec. The $7,500-to-win battle royale on the quarter-mile dirt oval is sure to thrill Canadian and road-tripping American fans.

Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY, is set for a huge year on the Super DIRTcar Series tour. The historic track, and weekly home of Sheppard, Rudolph and more, has three Super DIRTcar Series races scheduled. On Thursday, July 2, celebrate Independence Day with the Liberty 100. The Series then returns on Thursday, Aug. 13 for the Gerald Haers Memorial and a second $7,500-to-win Feature on the high-speed Finger Lakes New York half-mile. Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 19, a minimum of $10,000 and a NAPA Super DIRT Week guaranteed start are on the line to wrap up the three-race Land of Legends miniseries.

The long-awaited return of the Super DIRTcar Series to Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway is on Monday, July 6, which is also the 25th Anniversary of their very first racing event. The Series comes back in a big way with a 100-lap Feature to pay $10,000-to-win as well as a guaranteed start at NAPA Super DIRT Week. Chad Brachmann took the first of only two previous races at the 3/8-mile speedway back in 2015. The next day, Tuesday, July 7, the Series rolls back stateside to Niagara County for the Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway. 

The next stop is another Monday-Tuesday doubleheader, this time in Quebec. On July 20, the big, fast, and exciting Autodrome Granby hosts the Super DIRTcar Series to kick off the Quebec swing. The next day, Tuesday, July 21, is Autodrome Drumond’s turn to pack the stands for Series action. 

Tuesday, July 28 the Super DIRTcar Series goes to the Orange County Fair. The Battle on the Midway 100 at Orange County Fair Speedway is a NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier paying $10,000 to the victor. 

But the Series returns to Middletown, NY, one more time in 2020 and it’s huge. The $40,000-to-win Eastern States 200, on Sunday, Oct. 25, is officially a Super DIRTcar Series points race once again. Adding another prestigious and historic event to the Series schedule makes the month of October even more special.

Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey has played host to 18 Super DIRTcar Series races in its illustrious history. The Series returns for the 19th time on Wednesday, July 29 for a $7,500-to-win Feature. Series drivers will have to contend with the best New Jersey and Pennsylvania drivers to come away with a win on the newly configured 4/10ths -mile version of the historic track. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Super DIRTcar Series makes its inaugural visit to New York’s Thunder Mountain Speedway. Thunder Mountain also announced DIRTcar sanctioning for 358 Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds in 2020. Teams and officials are excited to take on the challenge of a new track for $7,500-to-win. 

The Mr. DIRT Track USA is set once again for the giant Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 5, and paying $25,500 to the winner plus a guaranteed spot in the NAPA Super DIRT Week field Kenny Tremont Jr. has successfully defended his home territory for the past two years. Can a Series driver invade for a win in 2020? 

The next day, Sunday, Sept. 6, the Series rolls to Utica-Rome Speedway. Billy Decker and Brett Hearn each have Series high two wins at the Vernon, NY track. The half-mile is a staple of DIRTcar with weekly 358, Sportsman and Pro Stock sanctioning and the fans looked forward to the annual stop of the big blocks!

The most exciting, prestigious and historic dirt track racing event of the year takes place Oct. 7-11 in Oswego, NY. Dirt will cover Oswego Speedway for the fifth consecutive year for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX featuring the $50,000-to-win Billy Whittaker Cars 200 on Sunday, Oct. 11. Williamson took the win in 2019 and propelled himself to the Series championship. Back-to-back wins would cement Williamson’s name in Series history.

The Series’ final trip to Canada is Friday, Oct. 16 for the Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Danny Johnson and Decker are locked in a tie for the most Series wins at Brockville with three. Will it be a veteran wheelman who takes The Bullring win or can a young gun like Demetrios Drellos or Jack Lehner ride to victory?

Finally, two Can-Am World Finals Features at The Dirt Track at Charlotte will decide the points for the 2020 championship race. No doubt Williamson will be aiming to create a little more breathing room than last year, but eight-time champion Sheppard and the rest of the field will be eager to write their names in the history book. 

With a total winner’s purse alone totaling at least $293,000 plus and a minimum of $500-to-start, it’s no wonder the Super DIRTcar Series is the pinnacle of Big Block Modified racing in the Northeast. Check out the all-new SuperDIRTcarSeries.com for schedule updates, race reports, track info, driver stats and more.

Day/Date — Track — Location
Tue-Sat, Feb. 11-15 — Volusia Speedway Park — Barberville, FL
Saturday, April 11 — Can-Am Speedway — Lafargeville, NY
Monday, May 25 — Weedsport Speedway — Weedsport, NY
Tuesday, June 23 — Albany-Saratoga Speedway — Malta, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Sunday, June 28 — Cornwall Motor Speedway — Cornwall, ON
Monday, June 29 — Le RPM Speedway — St. Marcel, QC
Thursday, July 2 — Land of Legends Raceway — Canandaigua, NY
Monday, July 6 — Ohsweken Speedway — Ohsweken, ON (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Tuesday, July 7 — Ransomville Speedway — Ransomville, NY
Monday, July 20 — Autodrome Granby — Granby, QC
Tuesday, July 21 — Autodrome Drummond — Drummondville, QC
Sunday, July 26 — Weedsport Speedway — Weedsport, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Tuesday, July 28 — Orange County Fair Speedway — Middletown, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Wednesday, July 29 — Bridgeport Speedway — Swedesboro, NJ
Tuesday, Aug. 4 — Thunder Mountain Speedway — Center Lisle, NY
Thursday, Aug. 13 — Land of Legends Raceway — Canandaigua, NY
Saturday, Sept. 5 — Lebanon Valley Speedway — West Lebanon, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Sunday, Sept. 6 — Utica-Rome Speedway — Vernon, NY
Saturday, Sept. 12 — Weedsport Speedway — Weedsport, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Saturday, Sept. 19 — Land of Legends Raceway — Canandaigua, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Saturday, Sept. 26 — Albany-Saratoga Speedway — Malta, NY (NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier)
Sunday, Oct. 11 — Oswego Speedway — Oswego, NY (49th NAPA Super DIRT Week)
Friday, Oct. 16 — Brockville Ontario Speedway — Brockville, ON
Sunday, Oct. 25 — Orange County Fair Speedway — Middletown, NY (Eastern States 200)
Thu-Sat, Nov. 5-7 — The Dirt Track at Charlotte — Concord, NC

Quebec Doubleheader Part Deux!

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It’s back to Quebec for the Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway

Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, QUE – August 25, 2019 – The Super DIRTcar Series heads back north of the border to Quebec for the second swing of 2019. On Friday, September 6 the Series makes their second stop of the year at Autodrome Granby. Then, the next day the teams shuffle off to Le RPM Speedway, a high banked bullring. Don’t want until next year to knock these two Quebec tracks off your bucket list.

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Rudolph Hoists Drummond’s Championship Belt

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Erick Rudolph blasts by Stewart Friesen and Jimmy Phelps for $7,500 Drummond Payday

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – July 22, 2019 – The winning driver was anyone’s guess throughout the entire 100 laps of action at Autodrome Drummond but Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY saved his best stuff for last. Runner-up and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series standout Stewart Friesen led the most laps but not the one that counted for the win. HBR’s Jimmy Phelps started on the pole position and stayed in the top five all night to cross the finish line on the final step of the podium.

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07/22/19 — Autodrome Drummond

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – July 22, 2019 -The winning driver was anyone’s guess throughout the entire 100 laps of action at Autodrome Drummond but Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY saved his best stuff for last. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series standout Stewart Friesen led the most laps but not the one that counted for the win. HBR’s Jimmy Phelps started on the pole position and stayed in the top five all night and crossed the finish line on the final step of the podium.

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AUTODROME ACTION

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WEEDSPORT, NY — July 19, 2019 — The stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series travel North to Quebec for a bucket-list doubleheader at two premier DIRTcar race tracks. On Monday, July 22, the Series races for $7,500-to-win and 100 laps at Autodrome Drummond, then Tuesday, July 23, the Series switches gears and runs for another 100 laps at Autodrome Granby.

Last year the eight-time and defending Champion Super Matt Sheppard took the win at Autodrome Drummond, solidifying his run to an eighth championship. This year, the competition is pushing Sheppard like never before, especially Mat Williamson in the Buzz Chew No. 88, who is looking to pick up his first Series win after he’s been knocking on the door all season long. Can Williamson carry his success in the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series into his Super DIRTcar Series efforts? He’ll find out on Monday night.

A break in his NASCAR Truck Series schedule means Stewart Friesen is once again making the trip to Quebec in his Halmar Racing No. 44. He took top honors at Autodrome Granby last year and grabbed second place at Drummond. He’ll need to be on top of his game as Erick Rudolph, Larry Wight, Jimmy Phelps and many more need wins to take a chunk out of Sheppard’s points lead.

Phelps took second at Autodrome Granby in 2018, and the Baldwinsville Bandit sits in fourth position due to his consistent finishes all year long. The No.98H needs to string some podiums together to break into the top three in points.

Lightning Larry Wight, in the crimson Gypsum Racing No. 99L, is second in points. Wight has one points-paying win at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway where he walked away with $10,000 and a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 in October’s NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII at Oswego Speedway.

The Rookie of the Year race is an absolute dogfight as southern star Ryan Godown is fending off challenges from The Greek Streak Demetrios Drellos and fire-topped Jack Lehner. All three will be taking on the Quebec tracks for the first time in their careers.

Billy Decker, Matt Mahaney, Danny Johnson and Peter Britten are always contenders, as well. They all sit in the top 10 in points.

The Super DIRTcar Series has a long history of racing in Quebec with jaw-dropping events. The proof is in the grandstands as fans pack each track every time the Gros Blocs are in town.

While fans can listen to the action from Drummondville on DIRTVision.com, they will be able to watch the 100-lapper at Autodrome Granby on FloRacing.com. FloRacing is the exclusive live HD streaming partner of the Super DIRTcar Series.

Be sure to follow the Super DIRTcar Series on Facebook and Twitter. Get news, previews, and race reports at www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Autodrome Drummond

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Autodrome Drummond

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – May 16, 2019 – Known as F1 of the Clay, Autodrome Drummond is one of the most legendary of all Canadian race tracks. Race cars have blasted around the Quebec speedway since 1951 where it was once a monstrous 5/8ths mile. Today, the passion of the DIRTcar fans in Quebec remains stronger than ever.

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‘The Doctor’ Bags His Third Win of 2018

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Danny Johnson Wins at Autodrome Drummond for Third Series Win of 2018

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – September 9, 2018 – Danny Johnson marched through the top third of the field to take the win at Autodrome Drummond ahead of local favorites Mathieu Boisvert and driver/promoter Yan Bussiere. For the second night in a row, the winner came from the sixth row, specifically 11th place. Unfortunately, Johnson’s teammate Peter Britten came up light on the scales in post-race inspection and was forced to surrender his second-place finish. Max McLaughlin picked up fourth position after starting on the pole.

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09/08/2018 Blackout 100 Autodrome Drummond

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – September 9, 2018 – For the second night in a row the winner came from the sixth row, specifically, 11th place. Danny Johnson marched through the top third of the field to take the win at Autodrome Drummond ahead of local favorites Mathieu Boisvert and driver/promoter Yan Bussiere. Unfortunately, Johnson’s teammate Peter Britten came up light on the scales in post-race inspection and was forced to surrender his second-place finish.

Read more09/08/2018 Blackout 100 Autodrome Drummond