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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Sheppard Slides to O’Canada 100 Victory

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Defending Champion Matt Sheppard takes home $7,500, joined by Larry Wight and Mat Williamson on the podium

CORNWALL, ON – June 30, 2019 – Matt Sheppard battled up through the top-five to take the lead early in the race but had to go toe-to-toe with The Doctor Danny Johnson to secure the win. Larry Wight crossed the finish line in second place, which is an important points-finish for the Gypsum Express driver. With another third place podium, Mat Williamson didn’t let Sheppard run away with all the points. Williamon started on the pole and even after fading back early, he never let the leader out of his sight.

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06/30/19 — Cornwall Motor Speedway

CORNWALL, ON – June 30, 2019 – Matt Sheppard battled up through the top-five to take the lead early in the race but had to go toe-to-toe with The Doctor Danny Johnson to secure the win. Larry Wight crossed the finish line in second place, which is a solid points-finish for the Gypsum Express driver. With another third place podium, Mat Williamson didn’t let Sheppard run away with all the points. Williamon started on the pole and even after fading back early, he never let the leader out of his sight. 

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Sheppard Torches Field at Cornwall

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Super Matt Sheppard Wins O’Canada 100 on a Hot Night at Cornwall Motor Speedway

CORNWALL, ONT – July 1, 2018 – Matt Sheppard willed his way to the front of the pack to win the Super DIRTcar Series O’Canada 100 over hometown heroes Chris Raabe and Kyle Ringwall. Sheppard swept the night but did not start on the pole. He took the Billy Whitaker Cars & Trux Fast-Time award, won his Heat Race, but then in the redraw, picked position seven. At the drop of the green flag, Sheppard was immediately on the gas and going to the front. On his way to the the top, the no.9s had to dispatch Series stars Brett Hearn and Erick Rudolph. But it would be the hometown heroes like Chris Raabe who pressured and fought Sheppard for the lead to no avail.

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