WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 7, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be making their first appearance at Weedsport Speedway this season on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for the illustrious Hall of Fame 100. The Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 25th annual induction ceremonies the night prior to the Hall of Fame 100 on Monday, Aug. 8.

So far there have been 22 Hall of Fame races, 12 different winners and seven repeat winners. There are three drivers who are currently tied with the most Hall of Fame wins: Danny Johnson, Billy Decker and Matt Sheppard who all have three wins each.

The 2015 Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 saw Sheppard take home the $10,000 victory over Jimmy Phelps and Tim Fuller.

Last years Hall of Fame victor tells us what he thinks about going back to his home roots this week for such an illustrious race.

There have been 22 Hall of Fame races, 12 different winners and seven repeat winners. You are one of three drivers that are tied with the most wins. Do you think you can break that tie on Tuesday?

“I sure hope so. We’ve been rolling along pretty good. I always enjoy racing at Weedsport. I grew up going there and started racing there. Now that they don’t race fulltime I enjoy going back when we can.”

Who do you think will be tough to beat this week?

“You can’t single out one or two people. There’s probably going to be ten or fifteen cars there that will be extremely tough to beat. Weedsport has been around a long time. Guys like myself, Billy Decker, Danny Johnson and Jimmy Phelps have all run millions of laps around that place but there’s going to be a lot of tough competition there so it’s tough to single out just one driver.”

How does it feel racing in honor of those who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame?

“It’s kind of just the idea of enjoying the history of dirt motorsports. I think the Hall of Fame is a great deal. It’s a great way to honor the drivers and people who have been involved in this sport. I always look forward to the Hall of Fame 100. I think it’s one of the coolest races of the year.”

What do you think of the improvements the track has been making?

“The facility is obviously gorgeous. The facility is second to none. As far as the racetrack itself, it’s still Weedsport. The race is pretty much the same it always has throughout the years. They’ve just really improved the facility. It’s definitely an enjoyable experience.”

Coming Up Next

The Super DIRTcar Series will be taking a two-week break and will be back in action on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. for Mr. DIRT Track USA.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.superdirtcarseries.com

ABOUT THE TRACK:

Weedsport Speedway – For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit www.weedsportspeedway.com.

DRIVER INFO 

The following Super DIRTcar Series drivers maintain websites:

Frank Cozze: frankcozze.com

Keith Flach: keithflachracing.com

Brett Hearn: bretthearn.com

Mike Mahaney: mikemahaneyracing.com

Max McLaughlin: maxmclaughlinracing.com

Jimmy Phelps: jimmyphelps.com

Erick Rudolph: erickrudolph.com

Matt Sheppard: matt-sheppard.com

For more driver information, visit: superdirtcarseries.com

SEASON WINNERS: Matt Sheppard – 6 (Williams Grove Speedway on June 22, Utica-Rome Speedway on Jul 3, Five Mile Point Speedway on July 12, Grandview Speedway on July 14, Autodrome Granby on July 27, Merrittville Speedway on August 1); Stewart Friesen – 4 (Cornwall Motorsports Park on June 26, Albany-Saratoga on July 6, Mohawk International raceway on July 7, Ransomville Speedway on August 2); Tim Fuller – 2 (Canandaigua Speedway on June 30, Eldora Speedway on July 19); Billy Decker – 1 (Fulton Speedway on April 30); Jimmy Phelps – 1 (Sharon Speedway on July 21); Frank Cozze – (Autodrome Drummond on July 26)

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2016 Super DIRTcar Championship Standings

No.

Driver Total Series

Bonus

Diff

Money

1

9s

Matt Sheppard

1,340

1,340

0

0

$54,275 

2

44

Stewart Friesen

1,312

1,312

0

-28

$47,100 

3

19

Tim Fuller

1,173

1,173

0

-167

$31,150 

4

91

Billy Decker

1,161

1,161

0

-179

$27,375 

5

20

Brett Hearn

1,041

1,041

0

-299

$14,750 

6

98h

Jimmy Phelps

1,026

1,026

0

-314

$18,400 

7

99L

Larry Wight

1,022

1,022

0

-318

$15,325 

8

18H

Pete Britten

992

992

0

-348

$15,550 

9

27J

Danny Johnson

969

969

0

-371

$15,850 

10

35

Frank Cozze

877

877

0

-463

$17,025 

11

42P

Pat Ward

872

872

0

-468

$8,475 

12

33

Mike Mahaney

834

834

0

-506

$9,450 

13

6h

Max McLaughlin

751

751

0

-589

$6,575 

14

6m

Mat Williamson

731

731

0

-609

$7,025 

15

43

Keith Flach

721

721

0

-619

$5,600 

16

8

Rich Scagliotta

680

680

0

-660

$5,075 

17

25R

Erick Rudolph

654

654

0

-686

$6,200 

18

32c

Vic Coffey

540

540

0

-800

$5,675 

19

28p

Eldon Payne Jr.

378

378

0

-962

$2,400 

20

21

Yan Bussiere

290

290

0

– 1,050

$2,000 

2 016 STAT ATTACK 

There have been 15 Super DIRTcar Series features this season.

Winners (6 Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 6

2. – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 4

3. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 2

4. – BILLY DECKER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1, JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y.- 1, FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 1

– Series Press Release
– Photo Credit Speed51.com

SuperDIRT Car Series Invades Weedsport (NY)