Mr. Dirt Track USA - Super DIRTcar Series - Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY) - 8/31/17

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Brett Hearn returns to Super DIRTcar victory lane, with a win at Lebanon Valley. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Brett Hearn went between Eddie Marshall and Keith Flach, three-wide, on a Lap 19 restart to take the lead for good in the Mr. Dirt Track USA 101.

 

The Finish: 

1 20 Brett Hearn
2 98 Eddie Marshall
3 44 Stewart Friesen
4 115 Kenny Tremont, Jr.
5 43 Keith Flach
6 88 Mike Mahaney
7 4 Andy Bachetti
8 98H Jimmy Phelps
9 91 Billy Decker
10 9S Matt Sheppard
11 74 JR Heffner
12 21A Peter Britten
13 35 LJ Lombardo
14 60 Brian Berger
15 34 Steve Hough
16 42M Matt Pupello
17 99 Kolby Schroeder
18 42P Pat Ward
19 99L Larry Wight
20 109 Billy Whittaker
21 55 Mike King
22 19 Tim Fuller
23 42 Kyle Sheldon
24 6H Max McLaughlin
25 17E Elmo Reckner
26 1 Tyler Dippel
27 5 Ryan Godown
28 22 Brandon Walters
29 44X Anthony Perrego
30 25 Chad Jesso

 

The Skinny: Eddie Marshall and Keith Flach were in control early from the front row, while Hearn steadily moved forward from the seventh starting spot after winning his heat race. On a Lap 19 restart, Hearn saw the seas part after restarting on the outside of the second row, going past Marshall and Flach three wide. Hearn would hold off the field on two more restarts to earn his first points paying Super DIRTcar Series win since August 2015.

 

Winning Quote: "If you're going to break out of a slump, this is the best way, winning the highest paying race of the summer." - Brett Hearn

 

Winning Crew Chief: Steve Beckwith

 

On the Move: Mike Mahaney started 30th and charged forward to finish 6th.

 

Biggest Loser: Chad Jesso started 5th and spun during the race finishing in the 30th position.

 

Feature Notebook:

-Max McLaughlin got heavy right-front damage in heat four from hitting the wall.

-Wayne Jelley's night ended early with a heat race roll.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Anthony Perrego is making his first Super DIRTcar start of 2017.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 98 Eddie Marshall
2 43 Keith Flach
3 98H Jimmy Phelps
4 4 Andy Bachetti
5 25 Chad Jesso
6 115 Kenny Tremont, Jr.
7 20 Brett Hearn
8 42M Matt Pupello
9 99L Larry Wight
10 44 Stewart Friesen
11 9S Matt Sheppard
12 34 Steve Hough
13 91 Billy Decker
14 74 JR Heffner
15 21A Peter Britten
16 19 Tim Fuller
17 60 Brian Berger
18 35 LJ Lombardo
19 22 Brandon Walters
20 99 Kolby Schroeder
21 44X Anthony Perrego
22 109 Billy Whittaker
23 55 Mike King
24 11A Kyle Armstrong
25 42P Pat Ward
26 5 Ryan Godown
27 1 Tyler Dippel
28 6H Max McLaughlin
29 7M Mike Maresca
30 88 Mike Mahaney
31 42 Kyle Sheldon
32 17E Elmo Reckner

 

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 43 Keith Flach
2 115 Kenny Tremont, Jr.
3 44 Stewart Friesen
4 91 Billy Decker
5 60 Brian Berger
6 44X Anthony Perrego
7 42P Pat Ward
8 42 Kyle Sheldon
9 34H Cody Bleau
10 17 Rob Pitcher

 

Heat Two

1 20 Brett Hearn
2 98 Eddie Marshall
3 25 Chad Jesso
4 74 JR Heffner
5 35 LJ Lombardo
6 55 Mike King
7 1 Tyler Dippel
8 88 Mike Mahaney
9 17E Elmo Reckner
10 7 John Ruchel

 

Heat Three

1 98H Jimmy Phelps
2 4 Andy Bachetti
3 99L Larry Wight
4 21A Peter Britten
5 22 Brandon Walters
6 7M Mike Maresca
7 11A Kyle Armstrong
8 45 Wayne Jelley
9 72 Cass Bennett

 

Heat Four

1 9S Matt Sheppard
2 34 Steve Hough
3 42M Matt Pupello
4 19 Tim Fuller
5 99 Kolby Schroeder
6 109 Billy Whittaker
7 5 Ryan Godown
8 14 CG Morey
9 6H Max McLaughlin

 

 

Heat Race Lineups/Time Trial Results:

Heat/Group One

1 43 Keith Flach
2 115 Kenny Tremont, Jr.
3 44 Stewart Friesen
4 60 Brian Berger
5 91 Billy Decker
6 44X Anthony Perrego
7 42 Kyle Sheldon
8 42P Pat Ward
9 17 Rob Pitcher
10 34B Cody Bleau

 

Heat/Group Two

1 20 Brett Hearn
2 1 Tyler Dippel
3 98 Eddie Marshall
4 35 LJ Lombardo
5 25 Chad Jesso
6 74 JR Heffner
7 55 Mike King
8 88 Mike Mahaney
9 7 John Ruchel
10 17E Elmo Reckner

Heat/Group Three

1 98H Jimmy Phelps
2 4 Andy Bachetti
3 11A Kyle Armstrong
4 99L Larry Wight
5 45 Wayne Jelley
6 21A Peter Britten
7 7M Mike Maresca
8 22 Brandon Walters
9 72 Cass Bennett

 

Heat/Group Four

1 6H Max McLaughlin
2 9S Matt Sheppard
3 42M Matt Pupello
4 34 Steve Hough
5 99 Kolby Schroeder
6 19 Tim Fuller
7 5 Ryan Godown
8 14 CG Morey
9 109 Billy Whittaker

 

 

Consolation Race Results:

Consi One

1 44X Anthony Perrego
2 55 Mike King
3 42P Pat Ward
4 1 Tyler Dippel
5 88 Mike Mahaney
6 42 Kyle Sheldon
7 7 John Ruchel
8 17E Elmo Reckner
9 34H Cody Bleau

 

Consi Two

1 109 Billy Whittaker
2 11A Kyle Armstrong
3 5 Ryan Godown
4 6H Max McLaughlin
5 72 Cass Bennett

 

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

Consi One

1 44X Anthony Perrego
2 55 Mike King
3 42P Pat Ward
4 1 Tyler Dippel
5 42 Kyle Sheldon
6 88 Mike Mahaney
7 34H Cody Bleau
8 17E Elmo Reckner
9 7 John Ruchel

 

Consi Two

1 7M Mike Maresca
2 109 Billy Whittaker
3 11A Kyle Armstrong
4 5 Ryan Godown
5 45 Wayne Jelley
6 14 CG Morey
7 72 Cass Bennett
8 6H Max McLaughlin

 

 

Car Count: 38 Big-Block Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

1 Tyler Dippel
4 Andy Bachetti
5 Ryan Godown
6H Max McLaughlin
7 John Ruchel
7M Mike Maresca
9S Matt Sheppard
11A Kyle Armstrong
14 CG Morey
17 Rob Pitcher
17E Elmo Reckner
19 Tim Fuller
20 Brett Hearn
21A Peter Britten
22 Brandon Walters
25 Chad Jesso
34 Steve Hough
34H Cody Bleau
35 Frank Cozze
42 Kyle Sheldon
42M Matt Pupello
42P Pat Ward
43 Keith Flach
44 Stewart Friesen
44X Anthony Perrego
45 Wayne Jelley
55 Mike King
60 Brian Berger
72 Cass Bennett
74 JR Heffner
88 Mike Mahaney
91 Billy Decker
98 Eddie Marshall
98H Jimmy Phelps
99 Kolby Schroeder
99L Larry Wight
109 Billy Whittaker
115 Kenny Tremont, Jr.

 

Qualifying Format: 

-Four heats with five to qualify from each.

-Two consi's with three to qualify from each.

-Four provisionals bring the field to 30 starters

 

Event Schedule: 

6pm: Warm-ups and time trials

7pm: Racing

-SDS Heats (8 laps)

-Sportsman Heats (8 laps)

-SDS Consi's (10 laps)

-SDS Redraw

-Sportsman Consi's (10 laps)

-SDS Mr. Dirt Track USA feature (101 laps)

-Sportsman Feature (30 laps)

 

Who to Watch For: Matt Sheppard has won five straight in the SDS. Brett Hearn, Kenny Tremont, Tyler Dippel, Keith Flach, and JR Heffner are among local favorites.

 

Title Fight: Billy Decker leads Larry Wight by 48 points and Matt Sheppard by 88.

 

The Track: Lebanon Valley Speedway (High-Bank, Dirt 1/2 mile); West Lebanon, NY

 

Weather: Clear and cool

 

Next Series Race: Weedsport Speedway (NY), Monday, September 4

 

 

 

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Speed Central: Mr. Dirt Track USA at Lebanon Valley (NY)