Mr. Dirt Track USA – Super DIRTcar Series – Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY) – 9/1/16

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What Won the Race: With 17 laps to go Matt Sheppard got a big run down the frontstretch and made the inside pass work in turn one to take the lead from Kenny Tremont.

 

The Finish: 

1 9S Matt Sheppard 100
2 44 Stewert Friesen 100
3 115 Kenny Tremont 100
4 43 Keith Flach 100
5 74 JR Heffner 100
6 98 Eddie Marshall 100
7 60 Brian Berger 100
8 45 Wayne Jelley 100
9 91 Billy Decker 100
10 98H Jimmy Phelps 100
11 20 Brett Hearn 100
12 17 Rob Pitcher 100
13 42W Pat Ward 100
14 76 Bobby Varin 100
15 34 Steve Hough 100
16 99L Larry Wight 100
17 27J Danny Johnson 98
18 25 Chad Jesso 98
19 55 Mike King 98
20 6H Max McLaughlin 98
21 19 Tim Fuller 91
22 88 Mike Mahaney 86
23 220 John Ferrier 80
24 34B Andy Bachetti 78
25 18H Peter Britten 74
26 43H Jimmy Horton 66
27 42 Kyle Sheldon 53
28 88JR Olden Dwer 43
29 17E Elmo Reckner 31
30 55CT Mike Keeler 29
31 99 Kolbey Schroder 20
32 35 Frank Cozze 4

 

The Skinny: After a big wreck at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday night, Matt Sheppard’s team put a new number 9S together in about 32 hours from Tuesday to Wednesday. After starting fifth, Sheppard worked his way forward on restarts to make the winning move on Tremont for his first Mr. Dirt Track USA win.

 

Winning Quote: “It held together, ran great, and did everything it was supposed to do. The boys did a good job.” – Matt Sheppard

 

Winning Crew Chief: Randy Kisacky

 

Winning Chassis: Bicknell

 

Winning Shocks: Integra

 

Winning Engine: CC Performance

 

On the Move: Billy Decker struggled in heat racing and started 23rd in the feature. He came forward to earn a top ten in ninth.

 

Biggest Loser: Brett Hearn had a shot at the lead in the second half of the race until he had a tire go flat with 10 to go, he finished 11th.

 

Feature Notebook:

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Super DIRTcar Series ends a near month long break

-Matt Sheppard comes into the night with a new car the team started putting together on Tuesday

 

Staring Lineup:

1 115 Kenny Tremont
2 43 Keith Flach
3 34 Steve Hough
4 20 Brett Hearn
5 9S Matt Sheppard
6 44 Stewert Friesen
7 60 Brian Berger
8 74 JR Heffner
9 34B Andy Bachetti
10 98 Eddie Marshall
11 99L Larry Wight
12 43H Jimmy Horton
13 42 Kyle Sheldon
14 19 Tim Fuller
15 42W Pat Ward
16 45 Wayne Jelley
17 17E Elmo Reckner
18 88 Mike Mahaney
19 76 Bobby Varin
20 17 Rob Pitcher
21 35 Frank Cozze
22 55 Mike King
23 91 Billy Decker
24 25 Chad Jesso
25 18H Peter Britten
26 27J Danny Johnson
27 98H Jimmy Phelps
28 6H Max McLaughlin
29 220 John Ferrier
30 55CT Mike Keeler
31 88JR Olden Dwer

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1

1 20 Brett Hearn
2 74 JR Heffner
2 99L Larry Wight
4 42 Kyle Sheldon
5 17E Elmo Reckner
6 1T Tyler Dippel
7 18H Peter Britten
8 99 Kolbey Schroder
9 91 Billy Decker

Heat 2

1 34B Andy Bachetti
2 60 Brian Berger
2 43H Jimmy Horton
4 19 Tim Fuller
5 88 Mike Mahaney
6 35 Frank Cozze
7 220 John Ferrier
8 7S Michael Sabia
9 98H Jimmy Phelps

Heat 3

1 44 Stewert Friesen
2 98 Eddie Marshall
2 34 Steve Hough
4 42 Kyle Sheldon
5 76 Bobby Varin
6 55 Mike King
7 27J Danny Johnson
8 88JR Olden Dwer
9 17J Matt Janiak

Heat 4

1 43 Keith Flach
2 9S Matt Sheppard
3 115 Kenny Tremont
4 45 Wayne Jelley
5 17 Rob Pitcher
6 25 Chad Jesso
7 6H Max McLaughlin
8 55 Mike King
9 16 Willie Auchmoody
10 43K Kenny Aanonsen Jr

 

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 20 Brett Hearn
2 91 Billy Decker
2 99L Larry Wight
4 74 JR Heffner
5 18H Peter Britten
6 17E Elmo Reckner
7 42 Kyle Sheldon
8 1T Tyler Dippel
9 99 Kolbey Schroder

 

Heat 2

1 34B Andy Bachetti
2 19 Tim Fuller
3 98H Jimmy Phelps
4 60 Brian Berger
5 43H Jimmy Horton
6 88M #N/A
7 220 John Ferrier
8 7S Michael Sabia
9 35 Frank Cozze
10 42P Matt Pupello

 

Heat 3

1 44 Stewert Friesen
2 98 Eddie Marshall
2 42W Pat Ward
4 34 Steve Hough
5 11A Kyle Armstrong
6 76 Bobby Varin
7 55 Mike King
8 27J Danny Johnson
9 88JR Olden Dwer
10 17J Matt Janiak

 

Heat 4

1 43 Keith Flach
2 115 Kenny Tremont
3 9S Matt Sheppard
4 45 Wayne Jelley
5 17 Rob Pitcher
6 6H Max McLaughlin
7 55CT Mike Keeler
8 16 Willie Auchmoody
9 43K Kenny Aanonsen Jr
10 42P Matt Pupello

 

 

Consolation Race Results:

Consi 1

1 35 Frank Cozze
2 91 Billy Decker
2 18H Peter Britten
4 98H Jimmy Phelps
5 220 John Ferrier

Consi 2

1 55 Mike King
2 25 Chad Jesso
3 27J Danny Johnson
4 6H Max McLaughlin
5 55CT Mike Keeler
6 17J Matt Janiak
7 16 Willie Auchmoody

 

 

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

Consi 1

1 1T Tyler Dippel
2 35 Frank Cozze
2 18H Peter Britten
4 220 John Ferrier
5 99 Kolbey Schroder
6 7S Michael Sabia
7 91 Billy Decker
8 98H Jimmy Phelps
9 42P Matt Pupello

Consi 2

1 55 Mike King
2 25 Chad Jesso
3 27J Danny Johnson
4 6H Max McLaughlin
5 88JR Olden Dwer
6 55CT Mike Keeler
7 17J Matt Janiak
8 16 Willie Auchmoody
9 11A Kyle Armstrong
10 43K Kenny Aanonsen Jr

 

 

Car Count: 38 Big-Block Modifieds

 

Entry List: 

1T Tyler Dippel
6H Max McLaughlin
7S Michael Sabia
9S Matt Sheppard
11A Kyle Armstrong
17 Rob Pitcher
17E Elmo Reckner
17J Matt Janiak
18H Peter Britten
19 Tim Fuller
20 Brett Hearn
25 Chad Jesso
27J Danny Johnson
34 Steve Hough
34B Andy Bachetti
35 Frank Cozze
42 Kyle Sheldon
42P Matt Pupello
42W Pat Ward
43 Keith Flach
43H Jimmy Horton
43K Kenny Aanonsen Jr
44 Stewert Friesen
45 Wayne Jelley
55 Mike King
55CT Mike Keeler
60 Brian Berger
74 Bobby Varin
76 Bobby Varin
88 Mike Mahaney
88JR Olden Dwer
91 Billy Decker
98 Eddie Marshall
98H Jimmy Phelps
99 Kolbey Schroder
99L Larry Wight
115 Kenny Tremont
220 John Ferrier

 

Qualifying Format: 

Four Heats, two consi’s and a B-Main will qualify 26 cars, plus 4 provisionals

 

Event Schedule: 

6pm Hot Laps

7pm Heats

8pm B-Main

9pm Feature (100-laps)

 

Who to Watch For: Stewart Friesen, Brett Hearn, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Kenny Tremont

 

Title Fight:  Matt Sheppard leads over Stewart Friesen

 

The Track: Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY), Half-mile high-bank dirt

 

Weather: Clear, high 70’s

 

Next Series Race: Weedsport Speedway (NY)

 

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On the Move:

 

Biggest Loser:

 

Speed Central: Sheppard Takes New Car to Win at Lebanon Valley