Weedsport, NY – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be back in action this week as they head to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 1 paying a hefty $17,500 to the winner and to Weedsport Speedway on Monday, Sept. 5 paying $7,500 to the winner for a lucrative Labor Day weekend.
“We are all looking forward to a very big Labor Day weekend starting off with the prestigious Mr. Dirt Track USA race at Howie Commander’s Lebanon Valley Speedway and ending at a MAVTV televised event at one of the nicest tracks in the country, Weedsport Speedway,” said Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar North East Series Director.
Lebanon Valley
 
Last year it was Stewart Friesen who dogged pole sitter Brett Hearn for 98 laps and went by him as he ran out of gas to win the Super DIRTcar Series Mr. Dirt Track USA 100 for a $17,500 payday.
“My eyes got big when I saw him slowing down,” Friesen said. “We’ll take it. Sometimes the racing gods smile on you.”
On the final restart on lap 57, Hearn shot out to his biggest lead while Friesen tried to keep in touch and Andy Bachetti, Tyler Dippel and Matt Sheppard fought hard for third place.
“We went with a hard tire,” Friesen said. “Sometimes it would fire on the restarts and sometimes it wouldn’t. I got back to him in the traffic those last few laps. Owner Jeff Daley gave me a good car.”
The top five respectively were Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Tyler Dippel and Kenny Tremont Jr.
 
Weedsport Speedway
 
Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds make their second stop of the 2016 season at Weedsport for 100 laps and $7,500 to win.
An extremely congested northeast schedule through mid-July had forced Weedsport Speedway’s management to make the tough decision to postpone their originally scheduled July 24th event featuring Big-Block Modifieds and the Empire Sprints.
On Monday, September 5th Weedsport Speedway will welcome the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified tour, along with the 360 Sprint Car racers in the Northeast, and will broadcast on MAVTV Speed Sport.
Coming Up Next
 
After the lavish Labor Day weekend, the series then heads to Le RPM Speedway in Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Que. on Friday, Sept. 9th and Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Que. on Saturday, Sept. 10th.
For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.superdirtcarseries.com
ABOUT THE TRACK:
Lebanon Valley Speedway is a 1/2 mile high-banked clay oval. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit www.lebanonvalley.com
 
Weedsport Speedway is a 3/8 mile semi-banked clay oval. 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); Gary Tomkins – 1 (Weedsport Speedway August 9)
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2016 Super DIRTcar Championship Standings
 
 
No.
Driver
Total
Series
Bonus
Diff
Money
1
9s
Matt Sheppard
1,430
1,430
0
0
$56,275 
2
44
Stewart Friesen
1,407
1,407
0
-23
$50,600 
3
91
Billy Decker
1,242
1,242
0
-188
$28,575 
4
19
Tim Fuller
1,238
1,238
0
-192
$31,850 
5
20
Brett Hearn
1,086
1,086
0
-344
$15,250 
6
99L
Larry Wight
1,082
1,082
0
-348
$15,875 
7
98h
Jimmy Phelps
1,074
1,074
0
-356
$18,900 
8
27J
Danny Johnson
1,051
1,051
0
-379
$17,450 
9
18H
Pete Britten
1,042
1,042
0
-388
$16,050 
10
42P
Pat Ward
940
940
0
-490
$9,475 
11
35
Frank Cozze
926
926
0
-504
$17,525 
12
33
Mike Mahaney
884
884
0
-546
$9,950 
13
6h
Max McLaughlin
796
796
0
-634
$7,075 
14
6m
Mat Williamson
793
793
0
-637
$7,625 
15
43
Keith Flach
764
764
0
-666
$6,100 
16
25R
Erick Rudolph
754
754
0
-676
$11,200 
17
8
Rich Scagliotta
721
721
0
-709
$5,575 
18
32c
Vic Coffey
540
540
0
-890
$5,675 
19
28p
Eldon Payne Jr.
378
378
0
-1,052
$2,400 
20
93
Gary Tomkins
366
366
0
-1,064
$13,000 
 
 
2016 STAT ATTACK 
There have been 16 Super DIRTcar Series features this season.
Winners (7 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

– GARY TOMKINS, Clifton Springs, N.Y. – 1

Pole Positions (13 Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1.     – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 3

2.     – PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 2

3.     – MAX MCLAUGHLIN, Mooresville, N.C. – 1

– GARY TOMKINS, Clifton Springs, N.Y. – 1

– DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 1

– VIC COFFEY, Caledonia, N.Y. – 1

– BILLY DUNN, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 1

– MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1

– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, O.H. – 1

– RYAN WATT, Boyertown, P.A. – 1

– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1

– ERICK RUDOLPH, Ransomville, N.Y. – 1

Time Trial leaders (10 Drivers) 
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times
      1.     – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 3
– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 3
      3.   – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 2
– BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 2
      5.    – TOM SEARS, JR., Clay, N.Y. – 1
– MARC JOHNSON, Guilderland, N.Y. – 1
– RONNIE JOHNSON, Malta, N.Y. – 1
– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1
– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 1

– TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

Podium Finishes (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three
      1.     – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 10

2.     – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 8

3.     – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 6

4.    – BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 4

5.   – JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y.- 3
6.   – DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 2
– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 2
– FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 2
– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 2
    10.    – DANNY VARIN, Sharon Springs, N.Y. -1
– BILLY DUNN, Watertown, N.Y. – 1
– JIMMY HORTON, Nashanic, N.J. – 1
– RYAN WATT, Boyertown, P.A. – 1
– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 1
– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1
– CHAD BRACHMANN, North Tonawanda, N.Y. – 1
– MIKE BOWMAN, St. Catherines, Ont. – 1
– GARY TOMKINS, Clifton Springs, N.Y. – 1
– ERICK RUDOLPH, Ransomville, N.Y. – 1

Heat Race Winners (28 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Win
      1.    – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterlook, N.Y. – 11

2.    – PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 6

3.   – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 5

      – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 5
      – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 5
– BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 5
7.   – JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 4
      8.   – DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 3
            – BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 3
    10.   – MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 2
– REX KING JR, Bristolville, O.H.- 2
– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 2
– STEVE BERNIER, Granby, Q.C. – 2
    14.    – FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, Pa. – 1
– TOM SEARS JR., Clay, N.Y. – 1
– MAX MCLAUGHLIN, Mooresville, N.C. – 1
– CHRIS RAABE, Napanee, Ont. -1
– PAT WARD, Genoa, N.Y. -1
– ROB BELLINGER, Cicero, N.Y.- 1
– MARC JOHNSON, Guilderland, N.Y. – 1
– RONNIE JOHNSON, Malta, N.Y. – 1
– VIC COFFEY, Caledonia, N.Y. – 1
– MATT DELORENZO, Cropseyville, N.Y. – 1
– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1
– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, O.H. – 1
– CAREY TERRENCE, Hogansburg, N.Y. – 1
– CHAD BRACHMANN, North Tonawanda, N.Y. – 1

– ERICK RUDOLPH, Ransomville, N.Y. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (26 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

 

      1.     – PETE BICKNELL, St. Catherines, Ont. – 2
        – PAT WARD, Genoa, N.Y – 2
3.      – ROB BELLINGER, Cicero, N.Y. – 1

– JUSTIN HAERS, Phelps, N.Y.- 1

– DUANE HOWARD, Oley, Pa. – 1

– BRIAN MCDONALD, Cornwall, Ont. – 1

– CHRIS HILE, Syracuse, N.Y. – 1

– ALAN JOHNSON, Middlesex, N.Y. -1

– VIC COFFEY, Caledonia, N.Y. – 1

– BRETT HEARN, Vernon, N.J. -1

– JESSEY MUELLER, Chestertown, N.Y. – 1

– TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 1

– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 1

– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1

– MAT WILLIAMSON, St, Catharine’s, Ont. – 1

– CHAD BRACHMANN, North Tonawanda, N.Y. – 1

– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 1

– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 1

– STEVE BERNARD, Abbotsford, Q.C. – 1

– MARIO CLAIR, Drummondville, Q.C. – 1

– MATT SHEPPARD, Waterlook, N.Y. – 1

– DAVID HEBERT, Saint-Hyacinthe, Q.C. – 1

– FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 1

– TOMMY FLANNIGAN, St. Catherines, Ont. – 1

– RYAN BARTLETT, Watertown, N.Y. – 1

2016 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Saturday, April 30 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Billy Decker (1)
2. Wednesday, June 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Matt Sheppard (1)
3. Sunday, June 26 / Cornwall Speedway / Ontario, Canada / Stewart Friesen (1)
4. Thursday, Jun 30 / Canandaigua Speedway / Canandaigua, NY / Tim Fuller (1)
5. Sunday, July 3 / Utica-Rome Speedway / Vernon, N.Y. / Matt Sheppard (2)
6. Wednesday, July 6 / Albany-Saratoga Speedway / Malta, N.Y. / Stewart Friesen (2)
7. Thursday, July 7 / Mohawk International Speedway / Akwesasne, N.Y. / Stewart Friesen (3)
8. Tuesday, July 12 / Five Mile Point Speedway / Kirkwood, N.Y. / Matt Sheppard (3)
9. Thursday, July 14 / Grandview Speedway / Bechtelsville, P.A. / Matt Sheppard (4)
10. Tuesday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, O.H. / Tim Fuller (2)
11. Thursday, July 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, O.H. / Jimmy Phelps (1)
12. Tuesday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, Q.C. / Frank Cozze (1)
13. Wednesday, July 27 / Autodrome Granby / Granby, Q.C. / Matt Sheppard (5)
14. Monday, August 1 / Merrittville Speedway / Thorold, Ont./ Matt Sheppard (6)
15. Tuesday, August 2 / Ransomville Speedway / Ransomville, N.Y. / Stewart Friesen (4)
16. Tuesday, August 9 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, N.Y. / Gary Tomkins (1)
Story By: DIRTcar PR
Photo Credit: Speed51.com / MoJo Photos

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