MALTA, NY – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds take the green Wednesday, August 12 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in a make-up of Brett Hearn’s Big Show VII, which was rained out in July.
Hearn has the duel role of competitor and promoter for the 100-lap event at the “Great Race Place”, where he has eight regular-season wins this season.
Along with fellow Super DIRTcar Series regular Peter “Batman” Britten of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Hearn is having an outstanding season at Albany-Saratoga. Both drivers are likely candidates to pocket the $10,000 winner’s check.
“This is too big a race to scratch, so we worked out a date to keep the tradition going,” Hearn said. “The track has been excellent – smooth and fast. I think we might have a record car count Wednesday night.”
Another local favorite quite likely to have a lot to say about who carries the “Big Show VII” checkers, is current Albany-Saratoga point leader and 12-time track champion Kenny Tremont Jr. – the “Sand Lake Slingshot”. Tremont Jr. has six feature wins at Albany-Saratoga this season.
Super DIRTcar Series invaders include point leader Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., World of Outlaws Sprint Car winner Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., defending Series champion Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Danny Johnson, Larry Wight and Tim Fuller of Edwards, N.Y.
Sheppard, driver of the FX Caprara/Mohawk Northeast No. 9h, recorded his 4th series win last Thursday at Weedsport. Phelps, his Heinke-Baldwin racing teammate, was second for his 7th top-5 finish in 12 starts.
The Big Show VII is presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris and VP Race Fuels. Qualifying heats begin at 7 p.m.
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-DIRTcar Press Release & Photo