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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NFL quarterback Tom Brady stole the attention of the sports world Tuesday morning when he announced he would not be returning to the New England Patriots, the team he had played for since being drafted in 2000.  While the debates will continue for years over who is or isn't the G.O.A.T. […]

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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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OSWEGO, NY – Would he make it or not? The closing laps of Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200 capped a drama-filled NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway, where Mat Williamson had enough fuel to charge to the checkers while the car that was closing fast did not.   A late caution set […]

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SUSSEX, NJ -- After more than a decade since his 15th and last Big-Block Modified championship at Orange County Fair Speedway, in 2019 Brett Hearn returned to the Middletown, New York Hard Clay oval with just one goal in mind---winning his 16th Modified title. That goal came to fruition Saturday, September 7 as Hearn, the […]

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WEST HAVEN, Vt. -- Rocky Warner was the last driver to pull through the entry gate at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 1, but he was first in line at the payoff window after the Interstate All Battery Center Vermont 200. The Gloversville, N.Y., racer unofficially pocketed $14,490 at the event – the largest […]

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MALTA, NY -- Brett Hearn's The Big Show 11 lived up to its name and surpassed all expectations. In a 111-lap race that few will soon forget, five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen passed race promotor and eight-time Series Champion Brett Hearn on lap 110 to steal the win in dramatic fashion. In […]

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Sussex, NJ -- With 305 feature race victories at Orange County Fair Speedway, champion dirt track Modified driver Brett Hearn will return to the Middletown, New York track for weekly competition during the 2019 racing season.   “I’m looking forward to returning to the track where my racing career started and where, over the years, […]

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From the dirt in North Carolina to the asphalt in Virginia, it was an action-packed weekend of short track racing.  Let's take a look at the top 10 stories from the weekend on Speed51.com.   1. 34th Annual All American 400 Postponed to April 2019 Due to persistent rain showers, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville officials postponed […]

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