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 …

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Intensity Will Be High When Super DIRTcar Series Battles Sept. 2 at Weedsport

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Big Block Modified racers will be joined by DIRTcar Pro Stock Series and Empire Super Sprints for Labor Day Double Play

WEEDSPORT, NY – Aug. 28, 2019 – In the small New York town of Weedsport lies the historic three-eighths-of-a-mile dirt oval where all the legends of Big Block Modified racing have made their mark. The Super DIRTcar Series has stopped twice at Weedsport Speedway in 2019 with eight-time Series Champion Matt Sheppard and his rival from Ransomville Erick Rudolph splitting the pair of 100-lappers.

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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.

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Danny Johnson Shocks Matt Sheppard with Late Race Pass

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Battle of Plattsburgh 100 at Airborne Park Speedway Won by Danny Johnson on Lap 98 Restart

PLATTSBURGH, NY – July 31, 2018 – The defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion, NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVI Champion, and current Championship points leader had the fastest car at Airborne Park Speedway in Hot Laps, Time-Trials, and 98/100 laps of the Battle of Plattsburgh 100. But then, on a lap 98 restart, The Doctor Danny Johnson, racing the Ray Graham no. 21G Big-Block Modified, went to the bottom of the track in turn one and passed Matt Sheppard down the backstretch for the win. Max McLaughlin the HBR Motorsports no. 6H grabbed the final podium stop after battling in the top five all race. Erick Rudolph, who spent most of the night chasing Sheppard in second place, seemed to lose some speed and fell back to the fourth position to end the night.

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The Doctor Danny Johnson Wins Liberty 100

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Danny Johnson Grabs Super DIRTcar Series Win 81 at the Land of Legends Raceway

CANANDAIGUA, NY – July 5, 2018 – At the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY, The Doctor Danny Johnson launched his no. 27J Big-Block Modified from pole position to Victory Lane to capture his first Super DIRTcar Series checkered flag of 2018. Johnson lead the Liberty 100 from flag to flag, although runner up Mat Williamson closed in on multiple occasions but could not complete the pass. Points leader Matt Sheppard picked his way through the field up to a podium position, but never threatened for the overall lead. The no. 27J was simply the class of the field with the veteran pilot behind the wheel.

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