BRIDGEPORT CONFIRMED: Super DIRTcar Series Returns to Premier New Jersey Speedway

Swedesboro, NJ – DIRTcar Racing officials and Bridgeport Motorsports Park have agreed to proceed as scheduled with the “King of the Big Blocks” Super DIRTcar Series event on Wednesday, July 29. Bridgeport and the Series welcome all fans and competitors to make history on the brand new high banked, short track configuration. 

“It’s been an ongoing shuffle and dance with the Super DIRTcar Series Schedule,” said Super DIRTcar Series Director Dean Reynolds. “We are glad that New Jersey has been holding events in the past few weeks. Bridgeport has been off to a great start with the new configuration and promotions from Doug Rose. It will be neutral ground so to speak so it will be a really exciting event watching the Series regulars going up against the Bridgeport faithful.”

The Swedesboro oval has been on the Super DIRTcar Series schedule off and on since 1973. Frank Cozze and Billy Pauch are tied with the most Series wins with just two each. Those wins came on the .625 mile speedway. 

Bridgeport Speedway kicked off its 2020 season with a brand new high-banked .400 mile configuration. Ryan Godown, from Ringoes, NJ,  won the very first race on the new configuration. 

“There’s great racing, multiple grooves, which is pretty awesome,” Godown raved. “At most tracks you get settled into a groove but here the grooves are constantly changing.”

Godown is looking forward to the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds to take to the new track. “The guys from New York are in for it,” he said. “It takes some getting used to. Doug [Rose] has done such a great job. The place is just awesome.” 

The new Bridgeport Speedway has been configured as .400 mile high-banked clay oval. 

“It’s like nothing we’ve ever been to. The closest I can describe it is that it’s like Eldora Speedway with tighter turns. I believe it’s a little higher banked in turns 1 and 2 than Eldora believe it or not,” noted Godown. 

The longest race so far on the new track has been 40-laps. The Super DIRTcar Series will race for $7,500-to-win and 100 laps. 

Visit Bridgeport Speedway’s website for ticket information and directions. Also, give them a follow on Twitter and Facebook

Unfortunately, due to New York State’s COVID-19 guidelines, the Land of Legends Raceway race on July 22 has been canceled. 

“Land of Legends Raceway promoter Paul Cole and I spoke, and with the uncertainty that still surrounds New York State, in general, we just both felt it was best to cancel this show in July and move our full focus to the already scheduled August 13th event,” Reynolds said. “Super DIRTcar Series events are large scale events that you want to have all your resources in place and with the uncertainty right now, it was best to have our eyes on August. Paul still wanted to have a special show on the 22nd for the DIRTcar Big Blocks and I think he has some great ideas. It’s going to be a cool show.”   

Follow the Land of Legends Raceway on Facebook and Twitter for updates about their DIRTcar Big Block Modified special.

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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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FIREWORKS! Leaders Wreck on Final Lap, Sheppard Takes Liberty 100 Glory

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McLaughlin led 99 laps until tangling with Rudolph coming to checkers as Sheppard adds fourth Series win of 2019

CANANDAIGUA, NY — July 4, 2019 — It took 99-and-a-half laps, but the packed grandstands at Land of Legends Raceway saw a huge Fourth of July fireworks display in the middle of turns three and four on Thursday night when Max McLaughlin and Erick Rudolph made heavy contact in a final turn battle for the checkered flag.

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07/04/2019 — Land of Legends Raceway

Canandaigua, NY – Thursday, July 4 – On lap ninety-nine out of one hundred Max McLaughlin and Erick Rudolph swapped the lead and made heavy contact in the final corner coming to the checkered flag. A few laps before that Matt Sheppard made a stunning three-wide move going into turn three to get into a podium position. As it turned out, that was the winning move. Billy Dunn crossed the finish line in second place after spending a majority of the race battling wheel-to-wheel in the top 3. In third place, outside pole sitter Just Wright kept his nose clean and finished an impressive third place. 

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Land of Legends Celebrates Independence Day with Liberty 100

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CANANDAIGUA, NY – The stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series have pounded around the Canandaigua, NY dirt oval nearly every year since 1976. Forty-five Super DIRTcar Series events have been completed at Land of Legends Raceway, with Hoosier Racing TIre Weekly Championship competitor Alan Johnson leading all drivers with six Series wins. The Championship Points standings are as tight as ever at the top so race fans can expect fireworks on the track well before the fireworks light up the sky.

Defending and eight-time Series Champion Matt Sheppard has a slim lead on Mat Williamson and Billy Decker. So far Sheppard has picked up a win at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park as well as the first point-paying show, the Thunder in the Thousand Islands 100 at Can-Am Speedway. Sheppard’s lead is only by twenty-one points.

Mat Williamson has had some significant highs and lows already this year. In Championship Points races Williamson in the Buzzchew Racing No. 88 has two podiums and an eighteenth. A win is just around the corner and the team is happy with our they bounced back at The Big Show 11 after a difficult outing at Weedsport Speedway.

Meanwhile, Billy Decker has quietly kept himself in contention and sits in third place. Decker returned to Gypsum Racing in his familiar crimson red No. 91. He started the year out with a win in the first night of DIRTcar Nationals but has yet to return to Victory Lane.

Those drivers and many more like Erick Rudolph, Demetrios Drellos, Larry Wight, Jack Lehner, Jimmy Phelps, and Ryan Godown will be on hand to fight for the $7,500 grand prize.

Racing starts at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 4 and July 10 has been named the rain date for the event it is needed. $40 grants access to the pit area while $27 gets you in the grandstands. Race fans six to sixteen years old are only $5 with five and under are free.

The 50/50 raffle benefits the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 4, so be sure to bring some singles for raffle tickets.

If you can’t make it to the race track, be sure to tune in with our live streaming partners FloRacing.

Don’t Break Your Bank, Build Your Banks at Land of Legends Raceway

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Record purse rewards drivers EVERY RACE, EVERY POSITION in Sept. 28 DIRTcar ‘Build Your Bank’ Challenge at Land of Legends Raceway

Canandaigua, NY – April 5, 2019 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR

On the brink of kicking off the 56th season of auto racing at Land of Legends Raceway, promoter Paul Cole has already laid the groundwork for a lucrative season-finale at the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds clay oval.

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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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