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Matt Sheppard

BUSINESS AS USUAL: Matt Sheppard Looks Ahead to Super DIRTcar Series Title Defense

Matt Sheppard had a memorable start to the 2024 season, picking up two Super DIRTcar Series wins at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park – his first at the track in five years.  But when it comes to defending his 10th Super DIRTcar Series title, the Sunshine State is already in the Waterloo, NY driver’s rear-view mirror. “I

Anthony Perrego

Anthony Perrego Reflects on Strong Start, Aims For Continued Super DIRTcar Series Success

After a solid finish to 2023, Anthony Perrego wasted no time showing he could be a Super DIRTcar Series title contender in 2024. The Montgomery, NY driver thrived at Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, earning three top fives at Volusia Speedway Park. That stretch includes back-to-back second-place finishes, capitalizing on his momentum entering the season.

Larry Wight

Larry Wight Finds Early Success With New Baseline Setup

Larry Wight may have found a successful formula for the 2024 Super DIRTcar Series season. After two years of struggling, he made a pivotal adjustment to his shock program during the offseason, leaning on advice from the Series’ most recent championship duo. “We made a switch to Integra Shocks,” Wight said. “I reached out to

Matt Sheppard

LUCKY GATOR: Matt Sheppard Scores Chaotic DIRTcar Nationals Win at Volusia

Matt Sheppard found himself in the right place at the right time Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park. The 10-time Super DIRTcar Series champion inherited first place after Larry Wight’s misfortune, leading the final seven laps to score his second Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals win. “Lady luck was definitely on my side tonight,” Sheppard

Jimmy Phelps

Jimmy Phelps Ready For Super DIRTcar Series Title Fight in 2024

In 18 years, Jimmy Phelps has reached the podium of the Super DIRTcar Series standings nine times. But he’s far from satisfied. The Baldwinsville, NY driver enters his 19th full season with one goal—adding a championship to his mantle. For that to happen, Phelps said he knows where his Heinke-Baldwin Racing #98H needs to be

Felix Roy

Felix Roy Aims For New Super DIRTcar Series Goal in Sophomore Season

Felix Roy accomplished his Super DIRTcar Series goal in 2023 by winning Rookie of the Year. And now, he’s eyeing a new one. When the Napierville, QC driver starts his 2024 season at Volusia Speedway Park during Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 14-17, his mind is on one thing. Winning. “I’m trying to get

Mat Williamson celebrates a Victory at Volusia Speedway Park

Mat Williamson Ready to Defend DIRTcar Nationals Title at Volusia

Only one word describes Mat Williamson’s Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals in 2023. Storybook. The St. Catharines, ON driver, scored two Super DIRTcar Series wins at Volusia Speedway Park with thrilling last-lap passes on Jack Lehner and Demetrios Drellos, paving the way to his first big gator trophy. He’ll return to Volusia on Feb. 14-17

Justin Stone

Justin Stone Embraces Super DIRTcar Series Challenge in 2024

Justin Stone watched the Super DIRTcar Series from the grandstands as a kid.  And in 2024, kids will watch him as he begins his first full-time season on tour. The Middlebury, VT driver has signed on as the fourth rookie of the year contender in 2024, joining Matt Caprara, Alex Payne, and Mike Trautschold. Like those other

Mike Trautschold

Mike Trautschold Eager For Super DIRTcar Series Rookie Campaign 

Mike Trautschold had a simple reason to join the Super DIRTcar Series. He wants to compete with the best drivers in Big Block Modified racing. “It’s the best of the best,” Trautschold said. “I love competition. To be the best, you have to beat the best. And that’s it.” The Roscoe, NY driver is the

Alex Payne

Alex Payne Ready For First Full Year With Super DIRTcar Series in 2024

After a year of building and preparing his program, Alex Payne is set to join the Super DIRTcar Series full time in 2024. The Hopewell, NY driver will battle for Rookie of the Year honors after a two-win season that included his first DIRTcar Big Block Modified win at Land of Legends Raceway.  But 2023

Brett Hearn at Super DIRT Week

Brett Hearn Inducted Into EMPA Hall of Fame, Set For DIRTcar Nationals Return

At 65 years old, Brett Hearn isn’t done collecting accolades and he isn’t done racing. A month before heading south to compete with the Super DIRTcar Series during Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 14-17), Hearn was inducted into the Eastern Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame. Already in the Northeast Dirt Motorsports Hall of

Jack Lehner

Jack Lehner Aims For DIRTcar Nationals Redemption in 2024

Jack Lehner is looking for one thing when the Super DIRTcar Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park in February—redemption.  The Saratoga Springs, NY driver led 2023’s Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals finale until the final lap when Mat Williamson snuck by him in traffic, dropping him to second. It’s a heartbreak that lingers with Lehner.

Billy Pauch Jr.

Billy Pauch Jr. Takes Memories, Family Traditions to DIRTcar Nationals

Volusia Speedway Park will always be memorable to Billy Pauch Jr. For years, the Frenchtown, NJ driver grew up watching his dad Billy Pauch at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. And now, he’ll try and create more memories with the Super DIRTcar Series at Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 14-17. The season opener on Valentine’s

C.G. Morey

C.G. Morey Continues to Climb While Living Super DIRTcar Series Dream

C.G. Morey always dreamed of racing with the Super DIRTcar Series and in the last two years he’s not only lived it but continued to grow with it year to year. After his first season in 2022, the Rutland, VT driver finished one spot higher the standings in in 2023—a goal he’ll try to improve