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

09/06/19 — Autodrome Granby

In what will go down as one of the greatest races in Super DIRTcar Series history, Lightning Larry Wight faced down defending Series Champion and points leader Matt Sheppard as well as his own Gypsum Racing teammate Billy Decker to claim $7,500 and Autodrome Granby glory. The trio of top Series drivers raced wheel-to-wheel for 100 laps, battling for the lead almost non-stop. In the end, Wight won on the topside while Sheppard took the bottom and due to a flat left front tire lost second to Mat Williamson in his fast family-owned No. 6.

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 91-Billy Decker, 17.949; 2. 26-Ryan Godown, 17.979; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 18.099; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph, 18.483; 5. 71-Pierre Hebert, 18.739; 6. 49-Francois Bernier, 18.76; 7. 66X-Carey Terrance, 18.783; 8. 25s-Steve Bernier, 18.844; 9. ONE-David Hebert, 18.863; 10. 61-Jean Boissenneault, NT; 11. 64-Daniel Nadeau, NT

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.737; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 17.99; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 18.171; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney, 18.225; 5. 18J-Louis Jackson, 18.394; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner, 18.54; 7. R2-Rusty Smith, 18.635; 8. 35B-Francois Bellemare, 18.643; 9. 37-Paul StSauveur, 18.647; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 19.203

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 21-Yan Bussiere, 17.915; 2. 21A-Peter Britten, 18.096; 3. 96-JF Corriveau, 18.137; 4. 27J-Danny Johnson, 18.207; 5. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 18.394; 6. 54-Steve Bernard, 18.432; 7. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert, 18.592; 8. 44g-Sabastien Gougeon, 19.013; 9. 59-Yanick Mathieu, 19.191; 10. 1-Francois Adam, 19.207

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 26-Ryan Godown [2]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [4]; 5. 71-Pierre Hebert [5]; 6. 49-Francois Bernier [6]; 7. 25s-Steve Bernier [8]; 8. 66X-Carey Terrance [7]; 9. ONE-David Hebert [9]; 10. 64-Daniel Nadeau [11]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson [3]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney [4]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [6]; 6. 18J-Louis Jackson [5]; 7. 37-Paul StSauveur [9]; 8. R2-Rusty Smith [7]; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins [10]; 10. 35B-Francois Bellemare [8]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 21A-Peter Britten [2]; 2. 21-Yan Bussiere [1]; 3. 111-Demetrios Drellos [5]; 4. 27J-Danny Johnson [4]; 5. 96-JF Corriveau [3]; 6. 54-Steve Bernard [6]; 7. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert [7]; 8. 44g-Sabastien Gougeon [8]; 9. 59-Yanick Mathieu [9]; 10. 1-Francois Adam [10]

LCS1 – Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 66X-Carey Terrance [4][]; 2. 25s-Steve Bernier [1][]; 3. 37-Paul StSauveur [2][]; 4. R2-Rusty Smith [5][]; 5. ONE-David Hebert [7][]; 6. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert [3][]; 7. 35B-Francois Bellemare [11][]; 8. 44g-Sabastien Gougeon [6][]; 9. 59-Yanick Mathieu [9][]; 10. 1-Francois Adam [12][]; 11. 17-Marcus Dinkins [8][]; 12. 64-Daniel Nadeau [10][]

FEATURE (100 Laps) 1. 99L-Larry Wight [2][$7,500]; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson [7][$4,000]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3][$2,500]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [4][$1,800]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [6][$1,600]; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph [5][$1,400]; 7. 54-Steve Bernard [18][$1,300]; 8. 26-Ryan Godown [1][$1,200]; 9. ONE-David Hebert [21][$1,100]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson [10][$1,000]; 11. 49-Francois Bernier [16][$800]; 12. 66X-Carey Terrance [19][$700]; 13. 21-Yan Bussiere [9][$600]; 14. 2L-Jack Lehner [14][$575]; 15. 44g-Sabastien Gougeon [24][$550]; 16. 35B-Francois Bellemare [23][$525]; 17. 111-Demetrios Drellos [8][$500]; 18. 18J-Louis Jackson [17][$500]; 19. 35-Mike Mahaney [11][$500]; 20. 71-Pierre Hebert [13][$500]; 21. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert [22][$500]; 22. 96-JF Corriveau [15][$500]; 23. 59-Yanick Mathieu [27][$500]; 24. 21A-Peter Britten [12][$500]; 25. R2-Rusty Smith [20][$500]; 26. 17-Marcus Dinkins [25][$500] DQ: 25s-Steve Bernier

Wight Out in Granby

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GRANBY, QUE – September 6, 2019 – In what will go down as one of the greatest races in Super DIRTcar Series history, Lightning Larry Wight faced down defending Series Champion and points leader Matt Sheppard as well as his own Gypsum Racing teammate Billy Decker to claim $7,500 and Autodrome Granby glory. The trio of top Series drivers raced wheel-to-wheel for 100 laps, battling for the lead almost non-stop. In the end, Wight won on the topside while Sheppard took the bottom and due to a flat left front tire lost second to Mat Williamson in his fast family-owned No. 6.

Larry Wight visited Victory Lane in Series competition for the first time since his win at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and did it in style. Wight started on the outside pole and battled with Ryan Godown, Billy Decker, and in the end Matt Sheppard to secure his $7,500 win.

The No. 99L was fast off the trailer, “We had a really good car all night,” said Wight. “I thought maybe about halfway through the race we hadn’t tightened up enough or the track was going away faster than we thought. But the right rear Hoosier finally started working a little bit. It paid off to ride around on the bottom for the first half of the race and try and save that thing a little bit.”

Speaking of tires, rival Matt Sheppard finished the final fifteen to twenty laps with a flat left front tire. Despite the flat, Sheppard still put up a titanic fight for the lead.

“Matt [Sheppard] could have four tires or three tires, he’s still the car to beat. It doesn’t matter. We caught a break there. He clipped the wall and I clipped the wall around lap 20 but mine stayed up thankfully. It was a great race. Our car was free enough to run that top and keep it straight so we were able to get by him,” Wight noted.

Crossing the line in second place was St. Catherines, Ontario native Mat Williamson in his black and red No. 6 Big Block Modified. Williamson prowled around the top of the field but took care of his race car in order to be there at the end.

“Hats off to Larry [Wight]. He ran a great race,” Williamson congratulated. “I don’t know if we were a second-place car. Matt [Sheppard] got a flat and we were able to get by him. But we were trying to save our stuff for the end. I was wicked tight and throwing the car getting into the corner. I’m surprised we have as much tire left as we do.

Williamson fearlessly drove the No. 6 to the top where only Wight, Decker, and a few others would dare put their cars on the monstrous five-eighths of a mile speedway. That would prove to be the difference for Williamson as he used the top line to get around the three-wheeling-but-fast Matt Sheppard for second.

Thanks to the heroic efforts of Matt Sheppard behind the wheel of the No. 9S, the MSM machine came home on the podium. In the final frame of the race, Sheppard and Wight were racing side-by-side, lap after lap.

Unfortunately, Sheppard clipped the inside jersey barrier causing his left front tire to go flat.

But he didn’t need it.

“I think we had the best car here tonight. We just didn’t have the best driver,” said Sheppard. “I clipped the wall a little bit in turns three and four and it was enough to flatten it. At one point I actually got the lead back with it flat and I just couldn’t hold on long enough. Every time we put a run on Larry [Wight] I thought we might get him but the car would do something kind of funky on me getting into the corner. I just didn’t know what it was going to do anymore. I’m thankful it happened as close to the end as it did and I’m thankful we could hold on for third.”

While the finish was impressive by all who witnessed it, Sheppard couldn’t hide his disappointment after leading so much of the middle part of the race.

“The bottom got really, really low and if you weren’t just about scraping your left front on the wall, you weren’t going very fast. We were pretty fast for most of the race. We turned the corners 160 times and all it took was one to end our night.”

Peter Britten from Queensland, Australia, was another fast car off the trailer. He did well in Hot Laps, Time Trials, and won his Heat Race. Unfortunately, that’s when his good luck ended. In the Top 12 redraw out in front of the massive Granby grandstand, Britten picked the twelfth starting position. Although he had to start twelfth, Britten received a free tire certificate from Hoosier Racing Tire.

Britten was very fast in the opening stages and had moved up six spots to sixth when something broke on the No. 21A and his night was done.

Next up on Saturday, September 7, the Series travels an hour north of Granby to the bullring of Le RPM Speedway.

FEATURE (100 Laps) 1. 99L-Larry Wight [2][$7,500]; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson [7][$4,000]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3][$2,500]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [4][$1,800]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [6][$1,600]; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph [5][$1,400]; 7. 54-Steve Bernard [18][$1,300]; 8. 26-Ryan Godown [1][$1,200]; 9. ONE-David Hebert [21][$1,100]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson [10][$1,000]; 11. 49-Francois Bernier [16][$800]; 12. 66X-Carey Terrance [19][$700]; 13. 21-Yan Bussiere [9][$600]; 14. 2L-Jack Lehner [14][$575]; 15. 44g-Sabastien Gougeon [24][$550]; 16. 35B-Francois Bellemare [23][$525]; 17. 111-Demetrios Drellos [8][$500]; 18. 18J-Louis Jackson [17][$500]; 19. 35-Mike Mahaney [11][$500]; 20. 71-Pierre Hebert [13][$500]; 21. 73jr-Mathieu Boisvert [22][$500]; 22. 96-JF Corriveau [15][$500]; 23. 59-Yanick Mathieu [27][$500]; 24. 21A-Peter Britten [12][$500]; 25. R2-Rusty Smith [20][$500]; 26. 17-Marcus Dinkins [25][$500] DQ: 25s-Steve Bernier

 

Granby Glory Pushes Sheppard to Third in All-Time Wins

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Matt Sheppard pulled off a late-race pass on runner-up Peter Britten to win the 100-lap clash at Autodrome Granby

GRANBY, QUE – July 24, 2019 – Super Matt Sheppard made it through an eleven-car pileup on lap 29 to drive through the field for his fifth Super DIRTcar Series win in 2019. Sheppard took the lead from Queensland, Australian driver, Peter Britten on lap 84 after battling wheel-to-wheel lap after lap. Drummond winner Erick Rudolph rounded out the podium after driving up from the twelfth starting position.

Read moreGranby Glory Pushes Sheppard to Third in All-Time Wins

07/23/2019 — Autodrome Granby

GRANBY, QUE – July 24, 2019 – Super Matt Sheppard survived an eleven-car pileup on lap 29 to drive through the field for his fifth Super DIRTcar Series win in 2019. Sheppard took the lead from Queensland, Australian driver Peter Britten on lap 16 after battling wheel-to-wheel for four consecutive laps. Drummond winner Erick Rudolph rounded out the podium after driving up from the twelfth starting position.

Read more07/23/2019 — Autodrome Granby

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.

Stewart Friesen Grabs Autodrome Granby Victory on Home Soil

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Stewart Friesen Proudly Wins One in Canada at Autodrome Granby

GRANBY, QC – July 23, 2018 – Late in the race, Stewart Friesen, five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series talent, pulled alongside current points leader and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion on the back stretch and powered ahead to take the lead at Autodrome Granby. Friesen never intended to look back, but with four laps to go Sheppard suffered a right rear flat, and bringing out the caution flag. HBR Motorsports driver Jimmy Phelps and Erick Rudolph in the no. 25r lined up behind the Halmar Racing no. 44 of Stewart Friesen, poised to take a stab at the lead. Unfortunately for both of those drivers, Friesen’s car never faded and kept ahead of his challengers.

Read moreStewart Friesen Grabs Autodrome Granby Victory on Home Soil