WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — With just over a month remaining until the 2016 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds season opener at Fulton Speedway, the field of full-time, Platinum drivers pursuing the series championship has been set.


Among the field are the biggest names in big-block modified racing including past series champions Matt Sheppard, Brett Hearn, Billy Decker and Tim Fuller.


In all, 17 drivers will embark on the full 29 race schedule. Those drivers are (listed alphabetically by last name):

Peter Britten
Frank Cozze
Billy Decker
Keith Flach
Stewart Friesen
Tim Fuller
Brett Hearn
Eldon Payne
Jimmy Phelps
Mike Mahaney
Max McLaughlin
Erick Rudolph
Rich Scagliotta
Matt Sheppard
Pat Ward
Larry Wight
Matt Williamson


“As the premier big-block modified series in the country, the Super DIRTcar Series annually features the toughest competition with the best drivers,” said DIRTcar Northeast’s Mike Perrotte. “2016 will be no different as Matt Sheppard campaigns for his fifth series championship and a stout group of drivers look to write their own names in the history books. After a thrilling DIRTcar Nationals, we are excited to get the season underway.”


This season, the Super DIRTcar Series adds two of the most storied facilities in dirt track racing, Eldora Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway. The series heads to the historic half-mile Williams Grove on June 22 and takes on Eldora Speedway, in conjunction with the NASCAR truck series, on July 19 and 20.


The series kicks off at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on Saturday, April 30. To find out more information, visit FultonSpeedway.com.


-Super DIRTcar Series Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com/Bruce Nuttleman

2016 Super DIRTcar Series Full-Time Field Set