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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During the past decade, thousands of short track racers have entertained fans at race tracks throughout North America.  While each and every grassroots racer deserves a pat on the back for what they do, there are a handful of racers who established themselves as the best of the decade.   In recent weeks, the Speed51 […]

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As the year 2019 comes to a close, we at Speed51 are taking a look back, not just at the past year but an entire decade of short track racing. Our work will culminate with a top 10 list of the drivers who have performed the best and have left the biggest mark on the […]

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Mat Williamson was second across the finish line Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in the Can-Am World Finals, but that was enough to make him the first driver since 2015 to beat Matt Sheppard for the Super DIRTcar Series championship.   Williamson finished two spots ahead of Sheppard, adding to an […]

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After a wild Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Super DIRTcar Series, Mat Williamson carries an 18-point advantage over Matt Sheppard, who rallied to limit the damage to his title hopes.   Williamson, three times a winner on the series since September, continued his momentum with a fifth-place finish in Friday’s 40-lap […]

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CONCORD, NC — The Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte is set to host one of the tightest Super DIRTcar Series championship points races in history. Mat Williamson has won three out of the past five Series races, including NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200, launching him into a […]

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BROCKVILLE, ONT -- Defending Series Champion Matt Sheppard’s bucket list just got a little shorter as he took his No. 9S Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified to the front for an elusive win at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Rival Larry Wight captured the second step of the podium while Mat Williamson finished third. Sheppard has […]

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OSWEGO, NY –  The Top 6 drivers from Thursday’s Time Trial session are locked into the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 on Sunday, October 13. Billy Decker, from Unadilla, NY, won the STOP Tech/GPS Pole Award at Oswego Speedway with a quick-time of 20.316 seconds for his eighth NAPA Super DIRT Week Big Block Modified pole. […]

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WEEDSPORT, NY -- Super Matt Sheppard beat out Series stars Danny Johnson and Larry Wight in a stunning three-car battle for the win. However once the No. 9S got out in front, it was Sheppard’s show at the front of the field. The Doctor Danny Johnson finished second but led much of the first half […]

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