Super DIRTcar Series – Brewerton Speedway (NY) – 9/16/2016

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“Super” Matt Sheppard claimed victory in the Dual at the Demon Super DIRTcar event at the Brewerton Speedway. (Speed51.com/MoJo Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finish: 

1) 9s Matt Sheppard

2) 83x Tim Sears Jr

3) 91 Billy Decker

4) 44 Stewart Friesen

5) 99L Larry Wight

6) X Chad Phelps

7) 98h Jimmy Phelps

8) 19 Tim Fuller

9) 20 Brett Hearn

10) 42p Pat Ward

11) 8r Rob Bellinger

12) 18h Peter Britten

13) 76 Bobby Varin

14) 7 Michael Maresca

15) 35 Frank Cozze

16) 6h Max McLaughlin

17) 93 Ryan Bartlett

18) 109 Billy Whittaker

19) 8 Rich Scagliotta

20) 3b Chad Brachman

21) 63 Adam Roberts

22) 33 Ryan Arbuthnot

23) 6m Mat Williamson

24) 43 Keith Flach

25) 99b Chuck Bower

26) 32c Vic Coffey

27) 19w Justin Wright

28) 3 Justin Hears

29) 88m Mike Mahaney

30) 27j Danny Johnson

 

What Won the Race:

Matt Sheppard took a dominant race car from mid-pack at the start directly to the front of the field, then diced his way through lapped traffic to distance the field and take the Dual at the Demon victory.

 

The Skinny: 

 

Winning Crew Chief: 

Jay Thomas

 

Winning Chassis: 

Bicknell Racing Products

 

Winning Shocks: 

Integra Racing Shocks

 

Winning Engine: 

C.C. Performance Racing Engines

 

On the Move:

Matt Sheppard was tonight’s man on the move taking the lead on lap 39 and never looking back. Matt picked up his 4th consecutive Super DIRTcar Big Block modified feature and clinched the 2016 championship

 

Biggest Loser:

Mat Williamson was tonight’s biggest loser finishing 23rd, dropping 18 spots from his 5th place starting spot.

 

Feature Notebook:

  • Stewart Friesen and Ryan Bartlett led the 30-car field to the green flag.
  • Danny Johnson slams the turn 4 wall and brings out the first caution on lap 6, Johnson was able to walk away.
  • Matt Sheppard takes the lead from Tim Fuller on lap 39 after starting in the 12th position
  • Billy Whittaker collect a tire in turn 2 and spins the #109 bringing out the third caution of the event

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

  • 41 Super DIRTcar Series Dirt Modifieds are in attendance at the Brewerton Speedway for the Dual at the Demon
  • Max McLaughlin sets fast time in group 1 time trials
  • Matt Sheppard sets quick time in group #2 time trials
  • Peter Britten sets fast time for group #3 in Super DIRTcar Series time trials
  • Tim Fuller paces group 4 time trials with the fastest lap
  • Sheppard, Britten, and Fuller all claim Super DIRTcar Series Modified heat race victories

 

Staring Lineup:

1) 44 Stewart Friesen

2) 93 Ryan Bartlett

3) X Chad Phelps

4) 99L Larry Wight

5) 6m Mat Williamson

6) 91 Billy Decker

7) 19 Tim Fuller

8) 62 Tom Sears Jr.

9) 63 Adam Roberts

10) 18h Peter Britten

11) 6h Max McLaughlin

12) 9s Matt Sheppard

13) 20 Brett Hearn

14) 42p Pat Ward

15) 88m Mike Mahaney

16) 76 Bobby Varin

17) 3 Justin Haers

18) 98h Jimmy Phelps

19) 7 Michael Maresca

20) 33 Ryan Arbuthnot

21) 109 Billy Whittaker

22) 35 Frank Cozze

23) 99b Chuck Bower

24) 19w Justin Wright

25) 8r Rob Bellinger

26) 43 Keith Flach

27) 32c Vic Coffey

28) 07 Tim Kerr

29) 27j Danny Johnson

30) 8 Rich Scagliotta

 

Time Trial Results: 

Group 1 Time Trial Results:

1) 6h Max McLaughlin 14.319

2) 6m Mat Williamson 14.486

3) 20 Brett Hearn 14.532

4) 99b Chuck Bower 14.640

5) 99l Larry Wight 14.715

6) 3 Justin Haers 14.720

7) 8r Rob Bellinger 14.757

8) 07 Tim Kerr 14.887

9) 16 Mike Bowman 14.925

10) 32c Vic Coffey 14.934

11) 27j Danny Johnson 14.987

 

Group 2 Time Trial Results:

1) 9s Matt Sheppard 14.105

2) 91 Billy Decker 14.336

3) 83x Tim Sears Jr 14.396

4) 98h Jimmy Phelps 14.480

5) 42p Pat Ward 14.484

6) 5h Chris Hile 14.619

7) 109 Billy Whittaker 14,739

8) 8 Rick Scagliotta 14.873

9) 34 Andrew Ferguson 14.983

10) 62s Tom Sears Jr 15.009

 

Group 3 Time Trial Results:

1) 18h Peter Britten 14.533

2) X Chad Phelps 14.589

3) 93 Ryan Bartlett 14.634

4) 88m Mike Mahaney 14.771

5) 43 Keith Flach 14.822

6) 7 Mike Maresca 14.915

7) 99 Ryan Phelps 15.007

8) 35 Frank Cozze 15.186

9) 88a Joe August Jr. 15.317

10) 14j Alan Johnson 15.381

 

Group 4 Time Trial Results:

1) 19 Tim Fuller 14.310

2) 44 Stewart Friesen 14.321

3) 63 Adam Roberts 14.565

4) 02 Roy Bresnahan 14.746

5) 19w Justin Wright 14.840

6) 76 Bobby Varin 14.871

7) 3b Chad Brachman 15.036

8) 33 Ryan Arbuthnot 15.079

9) 15 Brett Tonkin 15.120

10) 56 Vince Vitale 15.158

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat Race #1 Finishing Order

1) 6h Max McLaughlin

2) 6m Mat Williamson

3) 99l Larry Wight

4) 20 Brett Hearn

5) 3 Justin Hears

6) 99b Chuck Bower

7) 16 Mike Bowman

8) 8r Rob Bellinger

9) 27j Danny Johnson

10) 07 Tim Kerr

11) 32c Vic Coffey

 

Heat Race #2 Finishing Order

1) 9s Matt Sheppard

2) 91 Billy Decker

3) 83x Tim Sears Jr

4) 42p Pat Ward

5) 98h Jimmy Phelps

6) 109 Billy Whittaker

7) 8 Rich Scagloitta

8) 34 Andrew Ferguson

9) 83 Tom Sears Jr

10) 5h Chris Hile

 

Heat Race #3 Finishing Order

1) 18h Peter Britten

2) 93 Ryan Bartlett

3) X Chad Phelps

4) 88m Mike Mahaney

5) 7 Michael Maresca

6) 35 Frank Cozze

7) 43 Keith Flach

8) 14j Alan Johnson

9) 88a Joe August Jr

10) 99 Ryan Phelps

 

Heat Race #4 Finishing Order

1) 19 Tim Fuller

2) 44 Stewart Friesen

3) 63 Adam Roberts

4) 76 Bobby Varin

5) 33 Ryan Arbuthnot

6) 19w Justin Wright

7) 02 Roy Bresnahan

8) 3b Chad Brachman

9) 15 Brett Tonkin

10) 56 Vince Vitale

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat Race #1 Starting Lineup:

1) 6h Max McLaughlin

2) 6m Mat Williamson

3) 20 Brett Hearn

4) 99b Chuck Bower

5) 99l Larry Wight

6) 3 Justin Haers

7) 8r Rob Bellinger

8) 07 Tim Kerr

9) 16 Mike Bowman

10) 32c Vic Coffey

11) 27j Danny Johnson

 

Heat Race #2 Starting Lineup:

1) 9s Matt Sheppard

2) 91 Billy Decker

3) 83x Tim Sears Jr

4) 98h Jimmy Phelps

5) 42p Pat Ward

6) 5h Chris Hile

7) 109 Billy Whittaker

8) 8 Rick Scagliotta

9) 34 Andrew Ferguson

10) 62s Tom Sears Jr

 

Heat Race #3 Starting Lineup:

1) 18h Peter Britten

2) X Chad Phelps

3) 93 Ryan Bartlett

4) 88m Mike Mahaney

5) 43 Keith Flach

6) 7 Mike Maresca

7) 99 Ryan Phelps

8) 35 Frank Cozze

9) 88a Joe August Jr.

10) 14j Alan Johnson

 

Heat Race #4 Starting Lineup:

1) 19 Tim Fuller

2) 44 Stewart Friesen

3) 63 Adam Roberts

5) 19w Justin Wright

6) 76 Bobby Varin

7) 3b Chad Brachman

8) 33 Ryan Arbuthnot

9) 15 Brett Tonkin

10) 56 Vince Vitale

 

Consolation Race Results:

 

Consi #1 Finishing Order:

1) 109 Billy Whittaker

2) 99b Chuck Bower

3) 8r Rob Bellinger

4) 32c Vic Coffey

5) 16 Mike Bowman

6) 34 Andrew Ferguson

7) 07 Tim Kerr

8) 62 Tom Sears Jr

9) 27j Danny Johnson

10) 8 Rich Scagliotta

 

Consi #2 Finishing Order:

1) 35 Frank Cozze

2) 19w Justin Wright

3) 43 Keith Flach

4) 3b Chad Brachman

5) 14j Alan Johnson

6) 99 Ryan Phelps

7) 02 Roy Bresnahan

8) 15 Brett Tonkin

9) 88a Joe August Jr

10) 56 Vince Vitale

 

 

Car Count:

41 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds are on hand

 

Qualifying Format: 

Group time trials will set the starting lineups for 4 Super DIRTcar qualifying heat races. The top 5 finishers in each heat race will advance to the feature event, the rest of the field will go into 2 consolation events that will set positions 21-26 of tonight’s field.  The 30 car field will be filled with 4 provisional starting spots.

 

Event Schedule: 

Pit gates open at 4

Grandstands open at 5:30

Hot Laps at 6:30

Time Trials at 6:45

Racing starts at 7:30

 

Who to Watch For:

Can anybody challenge Matt Sheppard for tonight’s victory?  Sheppard is on a roll right now and seems to be unbeatable with the 9s.

 

Title Fight: 

Matt Sheppard leads the 2016 Super DIRTCar

1 9s Matt Sheppard 2,854 1,854 1000 0 Canandaigua $85,775
2 44 Stewart Friesen 2,637 1,662 975 -217 Albany-Saratoga $55,200
3 19 Tim Fuller 2,527 1,562 965 -327 Canandaigua $37,150
4 91 Billy Decker 2,436 1,451 985 -418 Canandaigua $30,025
5 20 Brett Hearn 2,373 1,373 1000 -481 Lebanon Valley $17,650
6 98h Jimmy Phelps 2,367 1,367 1000 -487 Brewerton $23,975
7 99L Larry Wight 2,339 1,339 1000 -515 Fulton $17,500
8 27J Danny Johnson 2,220 1,280 940 -634 Fonda $22,050
9 18H Pete Britten 2,194 1,249 945 -660 Canandaigua $17,350
10 42P Pat Ward 2,168 1,193 975 -686 Brew/Fulton $11,175
11 88 Mike Mahaney 2,054 1,119 935 -800 Canandaigua $12,350
12 43 Keith Flach 1,998 1,023 975 -856 Lebanon Valley $8,600
13 6h Max McLaughlin ® 1,985 1,057 928 -869 Brewerton $9,075
14 6m Mat Williamson 1,849 849 1000 -1,005 Lernerville $7,925
15 8 Rich Scagliotta 1,701 785 916 -1,153 Brewerton $5,875
16 32c Vic Coffey 1,547 625 922 -1,307 Brewerton $6,025
17 8R Rob Bellinger 1,341 401 940 -1,513 Brewerton $5,500
18 93 Gary Tomkins 1,316 386 930 -1,538 Canandaigua $13,000
19 5H Chris Hile 1,311 366 945 -1,543 Fulton $2,575
20 28p Eldon Payne Jr. 1,288 378 910 -1,566 Canandaigua $2,400

 

The Track:

Brewerton Speedway a 1/3 mile D-shaped clay oval located at 60 U.S. 11, Central Square, NY 13036

Weather:

74 degrees and mostly clear skies

 

Next Series Race:

The next Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified event will be Saturday September 17th at the Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY.

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