Fast-Timers’ Fates Varied throughout DIRTcar OktoberFAST

$3,750 awarded for fastest laps in Time Trials over five races at DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision

WEEDSPORT, NY – October 16, 2020 – All six nights of DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision featured thousands of dollars of special awards put up by our excellent partners in racing. Among the most prestigious of these awards were for the first and second fastest laps in Time Trials for the Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars Big Blocks.

Each driver was awarded $500 for quick-time and $250 for the second-fastest lap. Speed in Time Trials is often an indicator of how the night will finish, but not always. How did the fast-timers fair at DIRTcar OktoberFAST?

OktoberFAST started at “The Great Race Place” Albany-Saratoga Speedway where it was Bart Contracting night at the races. Three-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Billy Decker hit the ground running picking up fast-time on the night, while the pride of Ransomville, NY, Erick Rudolph, went second quick.

“The Franklin Flyer” Billy Decker redrew fifth and only fell back one spot to sixth in the 60-lap Feature. Albany was one of Decker’s better races of OktoberFAST where he finished with one top-five, three top-tens, and if points had been awarded for the five shows, Decker would have finished ninth overall.

Rudolph had a similar night in terms of progress by starting twelfth and finishing eleventh. He had a solid week where he scored two top-fives and 4 top-tens out of the five completed races. If points had been officially recorded for OktoberFAST, Rudolph had the fifth most.

After an unfortunate rainout at Utica-Rome, the Series moved on to Fulton Speedway where Penske Racing Shocks carried the night’s special awards. It was all Jimmy Phelps at Fulton except for Brett “The Jet” Hearn, who topped Time Trials for the $500 bonus. Phelps wasn’t far off and timed second quick.

From there, “The Baldwinville Bandit” owned Fulton Speedway, winning the Bicknell Racing Products DIRTcar 358 Modified Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars Big Block Features on the same night.

Hearn redrew ninth but mechanical problems bubbled up early for the No. 20 and he scored twenty-seventh on the night.

Stewart Friesen, the five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week champion, broke through on St. Lawrence Radiology night at Can-Am Speedway. Friesen was coming off a strong night and grabbed a podium at Fulton. The $500 quick-time was by the widest margin of all quick-times during the week. Friesen followed up with a fifth-place finish at Can-Am.

Behind Friesen in Time Trials was Jimmy Phelps coming off his huge night at Fulton. Phelps did not redraw well and wound up finishing eleventh.

A whole new pair of drivers found themselves on top of Time Trials at Land of Legends Raceway. Hometown hero Justin Haers left it all on the track in Time Trials to record quick-time for his $500 bonus thanks to SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment. The half-mile track in Canandaigua, NY hosted the second annual Gerald Haers Memorial in 2020 so the fast-time award was special for Haers.

Despite a strong redraw, Haers battled mechanical gremlins in the Feature and finished back in the twentieth position. The second quickest driver in Time Trials was Demetrios Drellos, from Queensbury, NY. Drellos proved himself a solid qualifier last year and it showed again at Land of Legends Raceway. Drellos’ time was worth $250 from SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment.

The OktoberFAST finale at Weedsport Speedway was presented by Stirling Lubricants, based in Rochester, NY. It was the Matt Sheppard and Max McLaughlin show at Weedsport.

Sheppard grabbed the Stirling Lubricants Fast-Time Award while McLaughlin timed a tick behind for second quick. They tandem capped off the memorable night by swapping those positions in the 75-lap classic in which Max McLaughlin became a first-time Super DIRTcar Series winner.

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DIRTcar OktoberFAST Fast-Time Awards

Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Bart Contracting – Billy Decker

Fulton Speedway – Penske Racing Shocks – Brett Hearn

Can-Am Speedway – St. Lawrence Radiology – Stewart Friesen

Land of Legends Raceway – SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment – Justin Haers

Weedsport Speedway – Stirling Lubricants – Matt Sheppard

7/29/20 Bridgeport Motorsports Park

FEATURE (100 Laps)
1. 44-Stewart Friesen [9]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [2]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [19]; 4. 4b-Andy Bachetti [24]; 5. 7m-Michael Maresca [14]; 6. 21a-Peter Britten [10]; 7. 19f-Tim Fuller [13]; 8. 49-Billy Dunn [6]; 9. 35-Mike Mahaney [3]; 10. 88-Mat Williamson [20]; 11. 111-Demetrois Drellos [11]; 12. 19m-Jessey Mueller [22]; 13. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [16]; 14. 5H-Chris Hile [5]; 15. 2-Jack Lehner [21]; 16. 32-Brandon Grosso [27]; 17. 14w-Ryan Watt [28]; 18. 3t-Tyler Dippel [18]; 19. 17-Marcus Dinkins [26]; 20. 25r-Erick Rudolph [17]; 21. 1Jr-Billy Pauch [8]; 22. 9s-Matt Sheppard [12]; 23. 26-Ryan Godown [4]; 24. 7-Rick Labach [15]; 25. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 26. 0w-Neal Williams [7]; 27. X-Chad Phelps [25]; 28. 29k-Ryan Krachun [23]

Hard Charger Award: 4b-Andy Bachetti[+20]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 14w-Ryan Watt, 17.14; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.153; 3. 19f-Tim Fuller, 17.683; 4. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 17.688; 5. 49-Billy Dunn, 17.71; 6. T3-Tom Scheetz, 18.104; 7. X-Chad Phelps, 18.19; 8. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 18.32; 9. 35-Mike Mahaney, NT

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 44-Stewart Friesen, 17.032; 2. 26-Ryan Godown, 17.084; 3. 1Jr-Billy Pauch, 17.093; 4. 3t-Tyler Dippel, 17.24; 5. 2-Jack Lehner, 17.536; 6. 7m-Michael Maresca, 17.855; 7. 1z-Jessica Zemken, 18.054; 8. 65-Mark Pettyjohn, 18.988

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 5H-Chris Hile, 17.23; 2. 21a-Peter Britten, 17.269; 3. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 17.452; 4. 19m-Jessey Mueller, 17.556; 5. 4b-Andy Bachetti, 17.68; 6. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 17.772; 7. 7-Rick Labach, 17.835; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 18.335; 9. 6c-Josh Delea, NT

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 111-Demetrois Drellos, 17.084; 2. 0w-Neal Williams, 17.153; 3. M1-Dave Marcuccilli, 17.326; 4. 91-Billy Decker, 17.331; 5. 29k-Ryan Krachun, 17.364; 6. 88-Mat Williamson, 17.393; 7. 32-Brandon Grosso, 17.705; 8. 2a-Mike Gular, 17.716

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [2]; 2. 49-Billy Dunn [5]; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney [9]; 4. 19f-Tim Fuller [3]; 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph [4]; 6. T3-Tom Scheetz [6]; 7. X-Chad Phelps [7]; 8. 48T-Dave Rauscher [8]; 9. 14w-Ryan Watt [1]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 44-Stewart Friesen [1]; 2. 1Jr-Billy Pauch [3]; 3. 26-Ryan Godown [2]; 4. 7m-Michael Maresca [6]; 5. 3t-Tyler Dippel [4]; 6. 2-Jack Lehner [5]; 7. 1z-Jessica Zemken [7]; 8. 65-Mark Pettyjohn [8]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 5H-Chris Hile [1]; 2. 21a-Peter Britten [2]; 3. 9s-Matt Sheppard [3]; 4. 7-Rick Labach [7]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [6]; 6. 19m-Jessey Mueller [4]; 7. 4b-Andy Bachetti [5]; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins [8]; 9. 6c-Josh Delea [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 111-Demetrois Drellos [1]; 2. 0w-Neal Williams [2]; 3. 91-Billy Decker [4]; 4. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [3]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [6]; 6. 29k-Ryan Krachun [5]; 7. 32-Brandon Grosso [7]; 8. 2a-Mike Gular [8]

LCS – Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 2-Jack Lehner [2]; 2. 19m-Jessey Mueller [3]; 3. 29k-Ryan Krachun [4]; 4. 4b-Andy Bachetti [7]; 5. X-Chad Phelps [5]; 6. 32-Brandon Grosso [8]; 7. 1z-Jessica Zemken [6]; 8. 14w-Ryan Watt [13]; 9. 2a-Mike Gular [12]; 10. T3-Tom Scheetz [1]; 11. 48T-Dave Rauscher [9]; 12. 17-Marcus Dinkins [11]; 13. 65-Mark Pettyjohn [10]; 14. 6c-Josh Delea [14]

 

Bridgeport Crowns Friesen ‘King of the Big Blocks’

SWEDESBORO, NJ – 28 premier Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified drivers charged into 100 laps of the unknown at the newly reconfigured high-banked, Bridgeport Motorsports Park at outset of the ‘King of the Big Blocks’ 100. 

Every driver in the field rose to the occasion and fought hard for the win but only the 5-time NAPA Super DIRT Week champion, Stewart Friesen, would be crowned ‘King of the Big Blocks.’ In Victory Lane, an emotional Stewart Friesen dedicated his win to the late Danny Serrano who passed away after working all Winter to prepare the new Bridgeport Motorsports Park for race season. 

Friesen won his Heat Race to make it to the Redraw and randomly selected 9th. With 100 laps to run, there was plenty of time for the Halmar International no. 44 to make up the necessary ground.

The Gypsum Racing cars of Larry Wight and Billy Decker led the field to the green flag. The no. 99L took off and jetted out to an early lead while Ryan Godown, Chris Hile, and Mike Mahaney duked it out for the rest of the top 5.

The next 20 laps stayed green and Decker began reeling in Wight. Slowly but surely Wight started to fade. On lap 20, Wight relinquished the lead to Decker. At the same time, Friesen began making serious inroads to the top 5 passing both Mike Mahaney and Chris Hile in one fell swoop for 4th. 

Everything changed on lap 25. 

Decker, while running in the lead, suffered a flat tire and brought out the caution. Incredibly, Decker was able to fight through the field all the way back to second place. 

“I didn’t expect to be on the podium but when it blew, sometimes getting a new tire early can win you the race,” said Decker. “By the looks of Friesen’s tire [in Victory Lane], we weren’t far off.”

On the restart, Friesen jumped to 2nd and then the lead, but suddenly the caution came out for Matt Sheppard and Mike Mahaney.  Both went behind the wall before starting their charge to the front once again. 

Friesen then outdueled Wight for the lead and drove off. Wight later retired from the race due to a mechanical failure. 

At the halfway point, Friesen was leading but Matt Sheppard worked his way back up into the top 5. Sheppard finally caught up with Friesen with 12 laps to go and made the pass. Almost immediately the no. 9S slowed and brought the caution flag out. His night was over although he did receive a free Hoosier Racing Tire for redrawing position 12. 

Friesen noted the Sheppard pass: “I figured the tire was shot because we started skatin’ pretty good. The car was getting upset in the bumps off of turn 2 a little bit. I tried to guard the bottom but Matt [Sheppard] got me on the top,” said Friesen. “I don’t know what happened but Danny Serrano was looking out for me tonight.”

Then it was Billy Decker’s turn to try and take down Friesen. He threw everything he had at him. “You have to hit it just right to get a run,” said Decker. “I was close but didn’t want to lay iron on him. I was trying. I didn’t come here to finish second.” 

3rd place finisher Jimmy Phelps was very happy with the result.

“The car was a lot better than me all night. We didn’t qualify well and I don’t think it had anything to do with the car, “said Phelps. “It just took me a while to get used to this place. What a great, racy place.”

The no. 98H never went away and the Baldwinsville Bandit never gave up. 

“It took me 50-60 laps to get to the top of turns 1 and 2 and the car could drive all over in 3 and 4. But I am happy. I wasn’t sure about halfway we had climbed up to 10th and then went back to 15th. Fortunately, the attrition helped us make it back in there.”

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PHOTO: Quinten Young 

King of the Big Blocks 100 Feature results:

1) STEWART FRIESEN 2) Billy Decker 3) Jimmy Phelps 4) Andy Bachetti 5) Michael Maresca 6) Peter Britten 7) Tim Fuller 8) Billy Dunn 9) Mike Mahaney 10) Mat Williamson 11) Demetrios Drellos 12) Jessey Mueller 13) Dave Marcuccilli 14) Chris Hile 15) Jack Lehner 16) Brandon Grosso 17) Ryan Watt 18) Tyler Dippel 19) Marcus Dinkins 20) Erick Rudolph 21) Billy Pauch Jr. 22) Matt Sheppard 23) Ryan Godown 24) Rick Labauch 25) Larry Wight 26) Neal Williams 27) Chad Phelps 28) Ryan Krachun

Contingency sponsorship awards:

Billy Whittaker Cars $100 – Stewart Friesen

VP Racing Fuels $50 – Billy Decker

Cometic Gasket $50 – Chris Hile

Comp Cams $50 – Demetrios Drellos

Fox Racing Shocks $50 – Marcus Dinkins

ARP $50 – Peter Britten

DART $50 – Demetrios Drellos

Drydene $50 – Peter Britten

ASi Racewear $50 – Tim Fuller 

Bicknell Racing Products $100 certificate – Stewart Friesen

Comp Cams $50 certificate – Billy Decker

Hoosier Racing Tire (free tire) – Matt Sheppard

Wrisco Aluminum – Stewart Friesen

ARP $50 certificate – Chris Hile

DART $100 certificate – Billy Decker

DART $100 certificate – Marcus Dinkins

Drydene $50 – Ryan Watt

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Bridgeport Speedway July 29th, 2020 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Bridgeport Speedway July 29th, 2020 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Feature Event Highlights from Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, New Jersey on July 29th, 2020.

PIT STOP: The View from Central New York

OSWEGO, NY – As we all wait impatiently for the start of this year’s edition of the Super DIRTcar Series, I look back to when it all started. I was just a junior in college at SUNY Oswego.

There had been various modified racing series over the years. There were Challenge Cups and there were attempts to have team races representing tracks from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Canada with three members to each team. A novel concept. 

However, none had them staying power of what has become the Super DIRTcar Series. But who are the legends, the men to beat, and the future stars of the series? Let’s start with the all-time Super DIRTcar Series Feature winners list. 

Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Speedway, 2018 – Chris Owens photo

Top 10 All-Time Super DIRTcar Series Feature Winners List (Points and Non-Points) 

140 Brett Hearn
89 Danny Johnson
78 Matt Sheppard
70 Billy Decker
57 Alan Johnson
39 Bob McCreadie
32 Stewart Friesen
31 Jack Johnson
31 Tim Fuller
28 Jimmy Horton

The Legends

Wayne Reutimann charges down the backstretch of The Moody Mile, 1973 – Courtesy of the NAPA Super DIRT Week Program

I remember when the Schaefer Circle of Champions raced the what would become the first series shows back in 1972 at tracks like Five Mile Point, Rolling Wheels, Fonda, Flemington, Twin Valley, Orange County, Nazareth, East Windsor, Lebanon Valley, Weedsport, Merrittville and The Mile.

Chuck Ciprich all smiles at NAPA Super DIRT Week – Courtesy of the NAPA Super DIRT Week Program

Winners included the likes of Buzzie and Wayne Reutimann along with Will Cagle, Kenny Brightbill, Dick Hansen, Don Beagell, Chuck Ciprich, Stan Ploski, and Bobby Rossell. These names were always at the top of the results in the race papers. 

Kenny Brightbill in Victory Lane at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, 1979 – Courtesy of the NAPA Super DIRT Week Program

The Super DIRTcar Series has been the lone series that brought together the elite of Northeast Modified racing on a regular basis. For fans, it is treated to have so many of the legends of the tour still with us today and competing on a regular basis.

The winningest driver is Brett Hearn and although he has taken up a management role at Orange County, he hasn’t totally walked away from possibly running a Super DIRTcar Series show from time to time.

Brett Hearn and Billy Pauch talk shop, 1986 – Courtesy of the NAPA Super DIRT Week Program

Whoever would have thought that Danny Johnson, who won his first tour race in 1983, would be second in the all-time win list and still be racing when the resumption of action commences in 2020.

Danny Johnson, 2019 – Pete MacDonald photo

Youthful compared to the guys he is surrounded by in the all-time win list, Matt Sheppard is third and he’s managed to achieve that climb in just 15 years.

The other still competitive drivers in the top 10 list of all-time winners include Billy Decker, Alan Johnson, Tim Fuller, Stewart Friesen, and Jimmy Horton.

Billy Decker triumphant, 2001 – Courtesy of the NAPA Super DIRT Week Program

Alan Johnson still finds time to hit the tour while The Sensational One Jimmy Horton is usually on the roster for NAPA Super DIRT Week and when the tour hits Orange County.

Alan Johnson in chase-mode in the Last Chance Showdown at NAPA Super DIRT Week before going on to win the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 from last, 1989 – Courtesy of the NAPA Super DIRT Week Program

Tim Fuller has been running the tour on and off for years successfully. His win total would be far more substantial it not for his years following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model tour. 

There is no doubt that within the next 10 years The Doctor, Billy, Alan, Tomkins, Fuller, and Tremont will find other things to do other than sit in the cockpit of a Modified.

Okay, so maybe The Doctor will never quit, but you never know.

The Men to Beat

Obviously, Matt Sheppard has set the bar and after four consecutive years of winning the title will continue to be the man to beat.

Matt Sheppard, 2019 – Pete MacDonald photo

Mat Williamson had the season of his life a year ago in capturing the Super DIRTcar Series title and the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super Dirt Week and he too is going to be around for a long time to come.

Mat Williamson, DIRTcar Nationals, 2020 – Joe Grabianowski photo

Others who will help maintain the high caliber of racing on the Series include Larry Wight and Erick Rudolph.

Erick Rudolph, DIRTcar Nationals, 2020 – Terry Page photo

Stewart Friesen also should find his way to his share of SDS shows as he too is one helps the tour maintain its luster.

I think Peter Britten and Mike Mahaney will continue to be mainstays on the tour fielding strong entries year after year. 

Peter Britten, Airborne Speedway, 2019 – Joe Grabianowski photo

Teams change goals and aspirations. For some, the thrill of running on the tour and the prestige that comes with it is a dream or their ultimate goal in racing. They try it, for maybe a year or two, and say, “Well, I did it.”  However, others are in for the long haul.

Jimmy Phelps is a driver that can get hot any minute and be a real threat on the tour.

Jimmy Phelps on the gas at Autodrome Drummond, 2019 – Joe Grabianowski photo

Betting on Futures

How does it feel predicting the future Super DIRTcar Series stars? Let me use just one word…Unpredictable.

Certainly, Demetrios Drellos made his presence known last year as a rookie and getting his first tour win as even when I talked to him in February still couldn’t believe his team actually won in the very first year.

Demetrios Drellos, Autodrome Granby, 2019 – Joe Grabianowski photo

Jack Lehner is still quite young and he has a program that might allow him to be in this thing for the long run. He’s still learning and getting his feet wet. Jack made strides last year and he is one of the Young Ones.

Jack Lehner, Weedsport Speedway, 2019 – Joe Grabianowski photo

Chris Hile, a regular in Central New York, has proven to be competitive the series races he selects to run. He is doing the tour for the first time this year and if he can adapt to some tracks he’s never seen he could be a contender. There is no reason why he couldn’t finish in the top ten in the point standings.

Chris Hile, Eldora Speedway, 2019 – Mike Mallet Photo

If anyone has followed Tim Sears Jr. they know just by watching him for one single night that this kid has talent. The team has received some assistance from John Wight over the years when they are in need, but he would be a tremendous addition to the series. He is the future of Big Block Modified racing and needs to find a ride.

There are a bunch of DIRTcar 358 drivers with the talent to make that step up if sponsors and support can be found including Davie Marcuccilli, Corey Wheeler, Kyle Dingwall, Ryan Arbuthnot, and Jordan McCready.

Corey Wheeler and Todd Root race door-to-door at Oswego Speedway, 2019 – George Smith

However, my base of operation is in Central New York so those are the drivers that stand out to me. Series talent comes from all parts of the Northeast and Canada. 

It’s difficult to see what the future might hold especially in the crazy world we are currently surviving in. When the economy eventually bounces back, the sponsors and fans will be able to remain involved and the longest Big Block Modified series in the Northeast will continue to give fans their fill of the stars of racing. 

There is no crystal ball, but in witnessing racing since the late 60’s I thoroughly understand that times change, drivers change, racing changes, but our sport and in this case the Super DIRTcar Series live on.

Billy Foley is a prolific writer for racing news website Dirt Track Digest and announcers weekly at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways.

Wight’s Perfect V-Day

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 14, 2020 – Lightning Larry Wight, from Phoenix, NY, joined elite company in the record books by winning his third DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Feature win in a row. Only Brett Hearn and Kenny Brightbill have won three or more consecutive races at Volusia Speedway Park in Super DIRTcar Series competition. 

Wight’s first 2 wins this week came from the outside pole position but tonight the No. 99L started seventh with 6 very fast Big Block Modifieds in his way. 

Wight’s teammate The Franklin Flyer Billy Decker started on pole-sitter Rick Laubach’s outside but slid to the bottom on the backstretch and outmuscled Laubach out of turn 4 on the initial start. 

As the race progressed and Decker built a lead, most of the top runners were on the high side of the speedway. Wight made his way by 2 of the fastest cars on the property; Anthony Perrego and Matt Sheppard. Then it was time to reel in the leader. 

For the win, Wight was forced to pass the one car on the track he didn’t want to: Gypsum Racing teammate Billy Decker. 

“He got stuck behind those lapped cars. He didn’t move up in time and we were able to get that top. I thought after I messed up the first time going after it, Billy would have taken the top away from me but he left me just enough room to enter above the cushion and cut down. Luckily the car turned just enough for it,” Wight described. 

Due to a rain shower before Hot Laps and superior track preparation, the surface was full throttle. 

“The track crew did a phenomenal job getting that track turned around today in the short amount of time they had once the rain stopped,” Wight noted. “This car has been working no matter what the surface is. Luckily we haven’t changed the set up much. That goes to show you we got it working good.” 

Larry Wight has won 4 out of the last 6 Super DIRTcar Series DIRTcar Nationals Features. 

Billy Decker is a 3-time winner at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. He was 4 laps away from his fourth.

“When you lose the lead it’s disappointing,” said Decker. “We lost to the right guy but we certainly wanted the win.” 

Larry Wight has everyone in the Gator Pond scrambling for set up changes. The Gypsum Racing team put their heads together and worked on the No. 91 throughout the day.

“We made some changes but it wasn’t enough. He [Wight] is just too versatile,” conceded Decker. 

In third was last night’s hard-luck candidate Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, ON. The Buzz Chew Racing team went hammer down to get the No. 88 back to the front. 

“We gave it all we had. We were disappointed after last night’s mishap. Fortunately tonight we turned things around,” said Williamson. “We got here at 8 o’clock this morning and put in a day’s work and it really paid off for the guys.”

After starting ninth, Williamson needed a track he could make gains on. 

“The track was challenging but it was racy. Given the weather we had today, you can’t complain. It’s a factor. Hopefully, it’s similar tomorrow.”

Join us tomorrow night at Volusia Speedway Park for the final race of the 2020 DIRTcar National presented by Bozark Ford. Don’t miss it as we will crown the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Big Gator Champion!

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FEATURE (30 Laps)

  1. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$3,000]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [2][$1,500]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [9][$1,000]; 4. 44P-Anthony Perrego [13][$800]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [8][$700]; 6. 4-Andy Bachetti [5][$650]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3][$600]; 8. 111-Demetrios Drellos [10][$550]; 9. 49-Billy Dunn [19][$500]; 10. 19-Tim Fuller [15][$450]; 11. 7-Rick Laubach [1][$400]; 12. 25R-Erick Rudolph [20][$375]; 13. 42P-Pat Ward [25][$350]; 14. 83-Brian Swartzlander [14][$325]; 15. 3-Justin Haers [11][$300]; 16. 19M-Jessey Mueller [17][$275]; 17. 46-Jeremy Smith [26][$250]; 18. 7MM-Michael Maresca [6][$250]; 19. 32-Jim Rasey [22][$250]; 20. 20-Brett Hearn [12][$250]; 21. 21A-Peter Britten [4][$250]; 22. 23-Kyle Coffey [18][$250]; 23. 30-Ronnie Johnson [23][$250]; 24. 6D-Dillon Steuer [24][$250]; 25. 1-Billy Pauch [16][$250]; 26. 30M-JoJo Watson [21][$250]

 

Hard Charger Award: 42P-Pat Ward[+12]

 

FULL RESULTS HERE

2/14/2020 Volusia Speedway Park

FEATURE (30 Laps) — 1. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$3,000]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [2][$1,500]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [9][$1,000]; 4. 44P-Anthony Perrego [13][$800]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [8][$700]; 6. 4-Andy Bachetti [5][$650]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3][$600]; 8. 111-Demetrios Drellos [10][$550]; 9. 49-Billy Dunn [19][$500]; 10. 19-Tim Fuller [15][$450]; 11. 7-Rick Laubach [1][$400]; 12. 25R-Erick Rudolph [20][$375]; 13. 42P-Pat Ward [25][$350]; 14. 83-Brian Swartzlander [14][$325]; 15. 3-Justin Haers [11][$300]; 16. 19M-Jessey Mueller [17][$275]; 17. 46-Jeremy Smith [26][$250]; 18. 7MM-Michael Maresca [6][$250]; 19. 32-Jim Rasey [22][$250]; 20. 20-Brett Hearn [12][$250]; 21. 21A-Peter Britten [4][$250]; 22. 23-Kyle Coffey [18][$250]; 23. 30-Ronnie Johnson [23][$250]; 24. 6D-Dillon Steuer [24][$250]; 25. 1-Billy Pauch [16][$250]; 26. 30M-JoJo Watson [21][$250]; KSE Hard Charger Award: 42P-Pat Ward[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 7-Rick Laubach, 17.576; 2. 91-Billy Decker, 17.657; 3. 88-Mat Williamson, 17.724; 4. 32-Jim Rasey, 17.986; 5. 44P-Anthony Perrego, 18.046; 6. 19M-Jessey Mueller, 18.399; 7. 1G-Darwin Greene, 18.514; 8. 44R-Russell Morseman, 18.637

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 17.659; 2. 21A-Peter Britten, 17.718; 3. 83-Brian Swartzlander, 18.049; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 18.152; 5. 6D-Dillon Steuer, 18.256; 6. 30M-JoJo Watson, 18.323; 7. 46-Jeremy Smith, 18.483; 8. 23-Kyle Coffey, 18.494

Qualifying Flight-C – 1. 4-Andy Bachetti, 17.862; 2. 49-Billy Dunn, 17.998; 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 18.035; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 18.057; 5. 30-Ronnie Johnson, 18.178; 6. 42P-Pat Ward, 18.215; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 18.267; 8. 3-Justin Haers, 18.386

Qualifying Flight-D – 1. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.666; 2. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 17.888; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 18.059; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 18.124; 5. 1-Billy Pauch, 18.159; 6. 13-Rick Regalski, 18.279; DNS. 48T-Dave Rauscher, NT

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 7-Rick Laubach [1]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [2]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [3]; 4. 44P-Anthony Perrego [5]; 5. 19M-Jessey Mueller [6]; 6. 32-Jim Rasey [4]; 7. 44R-Russell Morseman [8]; 8. 1G-Darwin Greene [7]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [2]; 3. 111-Demetrios Drellos [4]; 4. 83-Brian Swartzlander [3]; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey [8]; 6. 30M-JoJo Watson [6]; 7. 6D-Dillon Steuer [5]; 8. 46-Jeremy Smith [7]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [4]; 2. 4-Andy Bachetti [1]; 3. 3-Justin Haers [8]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller [3]; 5. 49-Billy Dunn [2]; 6. 30-Ronnie Johnson [5]; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta [7]; 8. 42P-Pat Ward [6]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 2. 7MM-Michael Maresca [4]; 3. 20-Brett Hearn [3]; 4. 1-Billy Pauch [5]; 5. 25R-Erick Rudolph [2]; 6. 13-Rick Regalski [6]; 7. 48T-Dave Rauscher [7]

Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 30M-JoJo Watson [2][$]; 2. 32-Jim Rasey [1][$]; 3. 30-Ronnie Johnson [3][$]; 4. 6D-Dillon Steuer [6][$]; 5. 42P-Pat Ward [11][$75]; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta [7][$75]; 7. 46-Jeremy Smith [10][$75]; 8. 13-Rick Regalski [4][$75]; 9. 1G-Darwin Greene [9][$75]; 10. 44R-Russell Morseman [5][$75]; 11. 48T-Dave Rauscher [8][$75]

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park February 14th, 2020 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Volusia Speedway Park February 14th, 2020 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Feature Event Highlights from Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida on February 14th, 2020.

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds The Dirt Track at Charlotte November 9th, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds The Dirt Track at Charlotte November 9th, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Feature Event Highlights from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina on November 9th, 2019.

11/09/19 — Can-Am World Finals (Saturday)

After the crimson Carolina clay settled back on The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Mat Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, was crowned the first Canadian driver in history to win the Super DIRTcar Series Championship. Williamson’s second-place finish was enough to relegate seven-time Series Champion Matt Sheppard to second place in the points standings. Gypsum Racing’s Billy Decker won the race, bookending his Super DIRTcar Series season with trips to Victory Lane. The twenty-four-year-old Pierrepont, NY driver Michael Mareca made an impressive run up to the final step on the podium.

FEATURE (40 Laps)
1. 91-Billy Decker [4][$8,000]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson [2][$4,000]; 3. 7MM-Michael Maresca [8][$2,500]; 4. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1][$1,800]; 5. Z8-Max McLaughlin [7][$1,600]; 6. 111-Demetrios Drellos [5][$1,400]; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph [3][$1,300]; 8. 35-Mike Mahaney [14][$1,200]; 9. 5H-Chris Hile [6][$1,100]; 10. 19-Tim Fuller [12][$1,000]; 11. 99L-Larry Wight [22][$900]; 12. 84-Gary Tomkins [18][$800]; 13. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [16][$700]; 14. 15-Billy Pauch [10][$650]; 15. 49-Billy Dunn [17][$600]; 16. 54-Steve Bernard [26][$600]; 17. 26-Ryan Godown [19][$600]; 18. 27J-Danny Johnson [20][$600]; 19. 83-Brian Swartzlander [13][$600]; 20. 21A-Peter Britten [23][$600]; 21. 28ZT-Gary Lindberg [24][$600]; 22. 2L-Jack Lehner [29][$600]; 23. 2RJ-Ronnie Johnson [27][$600]; 24. 5st-Tyler Siri [15][$600]; 25. 18AP-Anthony Perrego [9][$600]; 26. 42P-Pat Ward [31][$600]; 27. 37-Paul StSauveur [30][$600]; 28. 20-Brett Hearn [11][$600]; 29. 98T-Tyler Thompson [25][$600]; 30. 3-Justin Haers [21][$600]; 31. 19W-Justin Wright [28][$]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 99L-Larry Wight[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 15.902; 2. 5H-Chris Hile, 15.981; 3. 18AP-Anthony Perrego, 15.998; 4. 2RJ-Ronnie Johnson, 16.032; 5. 83-Brian Swartzlander, 16.164; 6. 44V-Phil Vigneri, 16.197; 7. 49-Billy Dunn, 16.2; 8. 42P-Pat Ward, 16.6; 9. 21X-Eric Williams, 16.982; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 17.61

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 88-Mat Williamson, 15.712; 2. 15-Billy Pauch, 15.715; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney, 15.848; 4. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 15.924; 5. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.012; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner, 16.153; 7. 3-Justin Haers, 16.179; 8. 21A-Peter Britten, 16.194; 9. 98T-Tyler Thompson, 16.869

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 15.854; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph, 15.954; 3. 26-Ryan Godown, 16.105; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.116; 5. 5st-Tyler Siri, 16.372; 6. 19W-Justin Wright, 16.405; 7. 66X-Carey Terrance, 16.568; 8. 21-Yan Bussiere, 16.925; 9. 14NY-Daniel Johnson, 17.549; DQ. 28ZT-Gary Lindberg, 16.511

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.717; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 15.9; 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.901; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 15.954; 5. 27J-Danny Johnson, 15.956; 6. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.011; 7. 54-Steve Bernard, 16.018; 8. 37-Paul StSauveur, 16.35; 9. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.617

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 7MM-Michael Maresca [1]; 2. 5H-Chris Hile [2]; 3. 18AP-Anthony Perrego [3]; 4. 83-Brian Swartzlander [5]; 5. 49-Billy Dunn [7]; 6. 42P-Pat Ward [8]; 7. 2RJ-Ronnie Johnson [4]; 8. 21X-Eric Williams [9]; 9. 44V-Phil Vigneri [6]; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins [10]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 88-Mat Williamson [1]; 2. Z8-Max McLaughlin [4]; 3. 15-Billy Pauch [2]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney [3]; 5. 84-Gary Tomkins [5]; 6. 3-Justin Haers [7]; 7. 21A-Peter Britten [8]; 8. 98T-Tyler Thompson [9]; 9. 2L-Jack Lehner [6]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph [2]; 3. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 4. 5st-Tyler Siri [5]; 5. 26-Ryan Godown [3]; 6. 66X-Carey Terrance [7]; 7. 19W-Justin Wright [6]; 8. 28ZT-Gary Lindberg [10]; 9. 21-Yan Bussiere [8]; 10. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2]; 3. 19-Tim Fuller [3]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [4]; 5. 27J-Danny Johnson [5]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [6]; 7. 54-Steve Bernard [7]; 8. 37-Paul StSauveur [8]; 9. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker [9]

LCS1 – Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Justin Haers [2][$]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [4][$]; 3. 98T-Tyler Thompson [6][$]; 4. 2RJ-Ronnie Johnson [3][$]; 5. 21X-Eric Williams [5][$600]; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner [8][$600]; 7. 44V-Phil Vigneri [7][$600]; 8. 42P-Pat Ward [1][$600]; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins [9][$600]

LCS2 ( Laps)
1. 99L-Larry Wight [2][$]; 2. 28ZT-Gary Lindberg [5][$]; 3. 54-Steve Bernard [4][$]; 4. 19W-Justin Wright [3][$]; 5. 37-Paul StSauveur [6][$600]; 6. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker [8][$600]; 7. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [9][$600]; 8. 66X-Carey Terrance [1][$600]; 9. 21-Yan Bussiere [7][$600]