Super DIRTcar Series – Weedsport Speedway (NY) – 9/4/17

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Dirt Mods 9s Matt Sheppard Weedsport Speed 2017

 

 

 

Super Matt Sheppard captured his sixth victory in the last seven races on the Super DIRTcar Series on Labor Day at the Weedsport Speedway. (Speed51.com / MoJo Photos)

 

The Finish: 

Pos # Driver
1 9s  Matt Sheppard
2 44  Stewart Friesen
3 98h  Jimmy Phelps
4 21a  Peter Britten
5 25 Erick Rudolph
6 93  Danny Varin
7 39t Tim McCreadie
8 91  Billy Decker
9 84  Gary Tomkins
10 42p  Pat Ward
11 88m Mike Mahaney
12 20  Brett Hearn
13 99L  Larry Wight
14 19  Tim Fuller
15 6h  Max McLaughlin
16 109  Billy Whittaker
17 43  Keith Flach
18 00b Bobby Varin
19 8  Rich Scagliotta
20 7m  Michael Maresca
21 11r Rob Bellinger
22 44p Anthony Perrego
23 X  Chad Phelps
24 55  Matt Hulziser
25 21r  Ryan Jordan
26 3c Chad Brachmann
27 35b  Alan Barker
28 22  Brandon Walters
29 21g  Kody Graham
30 3j Justin Hears

 

Feature Notebook: 

  • The 1st caution of the event came on lap 5.
  • Leaders began to work their way through lap traffic near lap 25.
  • Stewart Friesen led the first 45 laps until making contact with Brandon Walters allowing Matt Sheppard to take the top spot.
  • The top four battle for the lead with Sheppard, Phelps, Friesen, and Britten tightened up in lap cars near lap 75 until a caution flag flew and took traffic out of the equation.
  • A late caution set up a Green-White-Checkered Finish where Friesen and Sheppard swapped the lead back and forth with Sheppard taking the victory.

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

  • Tim Fuller made contact with the turn 3 outside wall during hot laps, Fuller was in a brand new car and got pushed back to the pit area.
  • Brandon Walters plowed the sand barrels at the outside retaining wall in turn 1 to start modified time trials.
  • 34 Super DIRTcar Modifieds on hand at the Weedsport Speedway.



The Skinny: 

Matt Sheppard and StewartFriesen would bring the field to the green flag with Friesen taking the early advantage after Sheppard chose to start on the outside of the front row.  Friesen would hang on to the lead with Sheppard close behind until contact for Friesen with Brandon Walters would allow Sheppard to take advantage and get the lead. A total of five caution flags waved and kept the front of the field bunched up throughout the event. A late race caution would set up a green-white-checkered finish that would not disappoint the packed house at Weedsport. Friesen got to the outside of Sheppard coming to the white flag then did a crossover move in turns 1-2 to drag down the backstretch door to door with Sheppard and into the final turn. Sheppard carried the momentum on the top side and took the victory over Friesen, Jimmy Phelps, Peter Britten, and Erick Rudolph closing out the top five.

 

Winning Crew Chief: 

Randy Kisacky

 

Winning Chassis:

Bicknell Racing Products Chassis

 

Winning Shocks: 

Integra Racing Shocks

 

Winning Engine: 

C.C. Performance Racing Engines

 

On the Move:

Mike Mahaney was “On the Move” after qualifying through the consolation race and starting in the 25th position, Mahaney threaded his way through the field to a respectable 11th place finish.

 

Biggest Loser:

Justin Haers was the “Biggest Loser” of the race as he started in the 3rd position but had mechanical issues that dropped him to a 30th (last) place finish.

 

 

Starting Lineup:

1 9s  Matt Sheppard
2 44  Stewart Friesen
3 42p  Pat Ward
4 99l  Larry Wight
5 93  Danny Varin
6 3j Justin Hears
7 21a  Peter Britten
8 98h  Jimmy Phelps
9 39t Tim McCreadie
10 3c Chad Brachmann
11 91  Billy Decker
12 84  Gary Tomkins
13 00b Bobby Varin
14 20  Brett Hearn
15 43  Keith Flach
16 25r  Erick Rudolph
17 109  Billy Whittaker
18 6h  Max McLaughlin
19 x  Chad Phelps
20 19  Tim Fuller
21 8  Rich Scagliotta
22 11r Rob Bellinger
23 55  Matt Hulziser
24 7m  Michael Maresca
25 88m Mike Mahaney
26 21r  Ryan Jordan
27 44p Anthony Perrego
28 21g  Kody Graham
29 22  Brandon Walters
30 35b  Alan Barker

Time Trial Results: 

Group 1 Time Trial Results

1 93  Danny Varin
2 9s  Matt Sheppard
3 21a  Peter Britten
4 109  Billy Whittaker
5 00b Bobby Varin
6 44p Anthony Perrego
7 1h Tim Hindley
8 11j Justin Wright
9 22  Brandon Walters

Group 2 Time Trial Results

1 42p  Pat Ward
2 84  Gary Tomkins
3 20  Brett Hearn
4 3c Chad Brachmann
5 6h  Max McLaughlin
6 28p Eldon Payne
7 55  Matt Hulziser
8 8  Rich Scagliotta
9 88m Mike Mahaney

 

Group 3 Time Trial Results

1 99l  Larry Wight
2 39t Tim McCreadie
3 3j Justin Hears
4 43  Keith Flach
5 35  Frank Cozze
6 21g  Kody Graham
7 x  Chad Phelps
8 11r Rob Bellinger

 

Group 4 Time Trial Results

1 44  Stewart Friesen
2 98h  Jimmy Phelps
3 91  Billy Decker
4 21r  Ryan Jordan
5 25 Erick Rudolph
6 7m  Michael Maresca
7 19  Tim Fuller
8 34a Andrew Ferguson

Heat Race Results:

Heat Race 1 Finishing Order

1 9s  Matt Sheppard
2 93  Danny Varin
3 21a  Peter Britten
4 00b Bobby Varin
5 109  Billy Whittaker
6 44p Anthony Perrego
7 1h Tim Hindley
8 11j Justin Wright
9 22  Brandon Walters

 

Heat Race 2 Finishing Order

1 42p  Pat Ward
2 84  Gary Tomkins
3 3c Chad Brachmann
4 20  Brett Hearn
5 6h  Max McLaughlin
6 8  Rich Scagliotta
7 55  Matt Hulziser
8 88m Mike Mahaney
9 28p Eldon Payne

 

Heat Race 3 Finishing Order

1 39t Tim McCreadie
2 99l  Larry Wight
3 3j Justin Hears
4 43  Keith Flach
5 x  Chad Phelps
6 11r Rob Bellinger
7 21g  Kody Graham
8 35b  Alan Barker

 

Heat Race 4 Finishing Order

1 98h  Jimmy Phelps
2 44  Stewart Friesen
3 91  Billy Decker
4 25r  Erick Rudolph
5 19  Tim Fuller
6 21r  Ryan Jordan
7 7m  Michael Maresca
8 34a Andrew Ferguson

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat Race 1 Starting Lineup

1 93  Danny Varin
2 9s  Matt Sheppard
3 21a  Peter Britten
4 109  Billy Whittaker
5 00b Bobby Varin
6 44p Anthony Perrego
7 1h Tim Hindley
8 11j Justin Wright
9 22  Brandon Walters

 

Heat Race 2 Starting Lineup

1 42p  Pat Ward
2 84  Gary Tomkins
3 20  Brett Hearn
4 3c Chad Brachmann
5 6h  Max McLaughlin
6 28p Eldon Payne
7 55  Matt Hulziser
8 8  Rich Scagliotta
9 88m Mike Mahaney

 

Heat Race 3 Starting Lineup

1 99l  Larry Wight
2 39t Tim McCreadie
3 3j Justin Hears
4 43  Keith Flach
5 35  Frank Cozze
6 21g  Kody Graham
7 x  Chad Phelps
8 11r Rob Bellinger

 

Heat Race 4 Starting Lineup

1 44  Stewart Friesen
2 98h  Jimmy Phelps
3 91  Billy Decker
4 21r  Ryan Jordan
5 25 Erick Rudolph
6 7m  Michael Maresca
7 19  Tim Fuller
8 34a Andrew Ferguson

Consolation Race Results:

Consolation Race 1 Finishing Order

1 8  Rich Scagliotta
2 55  Matt Hulziser
3 88m Mike Mahaney
4 44p Anthony Perrego
5 11j Justin Wright
6 1h Tim Hindley
7 22  Brandon Walters

Consolation 2 Finishing Order

1 11r Rob Bellinger
2 7m  Michael Maresca
3 21r  Ryan Jordan
4 21g  Kody Graham
5 35b  Alan Barker
6 28p Eldon Payne
7 34a Andrew Ferguson

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

Consolation Race 1 Starting Lineup

1 44p Anthony Perrego
2 8  Rich Scagliotta
3 1h Tim Hindley
4 55  Matt Hulziser
5 11j Justin Wright
6 88m Mike Mahaney
7 22  Brandon Walters

Consolation Race 2 Starting Lineup

1 21r  Ryan Jordan
2 11r Rob Bellinger
3 21g  Kody Graham
4 7m  Michael Maresca
5 34  Andrew Ferguson
6 35b  Alan Barker
7 28p Eldon Payne

Car Count: 34 Super DIRTcar Big Blocks have checked into today’s event.

 

Entry List: 

00b Bobby Varin
1h Tim Hindley
3c Chad Brachmann
3j Justin Hears
6h  Max McLaughlin
7m  Michael Maresca
8  Rich Scagliotta
9s  Matt Sheppard
11j Justin Wright
11r Rob Bellinger
19  Tim Fuller
20  Brett Hearn
21a  Peter Britten
21g  Kody Graham
21r  Ryan Jordan
22  Brandon Walters
25 Erick Rudolph
28p Eldon Payne
34a Andrew Ferguson
35b  Alan Barker
39t Tim McCreadie
42p  Pat Ward
43  Keith Flach
44  Stewart Friesen
44p Anthony Perrego
55  Matt Hulziser
76  Bobby Varin
84  Gary Tomkins
88m Mike Mahaney
91  Billy Decker
93  Danny Varin
98h  Jimmy Phelps
99l  Larry Wight
109  Billy Whittaker
x  Chad Phelps

 

Qualifying Format: 

  • Timed Hot Laps will set the starting order for tonight’s heat races
  • Four Super DIRTcar Series Qualifying races will set the top 20 starting positions for tonight’s Super DIRTcar event.
  • Two DIRTcar Modified Consolation races will fill in the rest of the field along with provisional starting spots

 

Event Schedule: 

3:00 PM Pit Gate
4:00 PM Grandstands
5:40 PM Qualifying
6:00 PM Opening Ceremonies

 

Who to Watch For: Stewart Friesen will be one to look for as he picked up the win in the Hall Of Fame 100 earlier this season here at the Weedsport Speedway.

 

 

Title Fight: Billy Decker currently leads Larry Wight by 67 points and Matt Sheppard by 88 points

 

The Track: 

Location Weedsport, NY
Surface Clay
Length 333/1000 mile
Type Semi-Banked

 

Weather: 78 Degrees and Partly Cloudy

 

Next Series Race:

The Quebec 100 at Autodrome GRANBY, QC, CAN on Friday September 8th.

 

What Won the Race:

 

 

 

 

Speed Central: Super DIRTcar Series at Weedsport (NY)