CONCORD, NC – King Ferry, NY’s Mike Mahaney has a reputation. In the pit area, the full-time Super DIRTcar Series competitor has a smile as wide as a front stretch is long but on the track, he’s known as a ferocious competitor. 2019 was a revolutionary year for Mahaney. He joined one of the most […]

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The Speed51 Short Track Draft compares the top up-and-coming talent in all disciplines of short track racing.  Traditionally, the draft has been dominated by asphalt racers with a clearer path to NASCAR due to already having past experience on the hardtop.  However, we’ve seen an influx of top dirt talent make it to the top […]

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has been postponed.   The event, serving as the opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Halmar International North Region, was scheduled for Sunday, April 19 at the five-eighths-mile oval. […]

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LaFARGEVILLE, NY – With New York State Governor Cuomo’s extension of the “pause” in New York State, which bans non-essential gatherings of any size, Tyler Bartlett, the owner and promoter of the Can-Am Speedway, and Super DIRTcar Series director Dean Reynolds have agreed to postpone the Super DIRTcar Series opening event on Saturday, April 11. […]

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At the end of the 2019 season, Speed51 asked race fans who they thought was the greatest Dirt Modified driver of the decade.  The vote was between Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen. After 368 votes on Facebook, Friesen won 71% of the votes to Sheppard's 29%. But the real question is, who is the GOAT, […]

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The first round of the Speed51 “Short Track Madness” tournament saw its share of upsets, but just how many were there?   Out of the 32 matchups in the first round, the lower seed won nearly half of them, with 13 coming from drivers who were a double-digit seed. Compare that to the NCAA Tournament […]

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Max McLaughlin boasts one of the most diverse schedules for short track racing in 2020, as the 20-year-old racer will pilot at least five different racing machines this year.   Keith Kunz and McLaughlin will partner for select Midget races during the 2020 campaign, as first reported by Sprint Car & Midget Magazine on Wednesday. That […]

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Barberville, FL -- When the sun rose and heated up the Florida air this morning, only 50 laps on The World’s Fastest Half-Mile were all that separated Gypsum Racing’s Larry Wight from his third DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Big Gator Championship. Wight needed to finish fifteenth or better to prevent teammate Billy Decker […]

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BARBERVILLE, FL –  Brett “The Jet” Hearn started on the pole, but it was Larry Wight, from Phoenix, NY, who lit the afterburners and squeezed between the No. 20 and the front stretch wall for the victory.   The defending DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford champion is white-hot at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Volusia […]

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BARBERVILLE, FL – Like a rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, made the high line work to win his first career DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Gator to kick-off the 2020 season at Volusia Speedway Park.   With a smile as wide as […]

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