At the beginning of the 2016 season, announced plans to step up its Dirt Modified coverage for the new season.  Since that time, 51’s group of reporters and videographers have made their way to races all the way from Ontario, Canada to De Leon Springs, Florida to bring in-depth Dirt Modified coverage to the readers and viewers on


Now that we’ve crossed the halfway mark of the 2016 Short Track Racing season, we’ve decided to take a look back at the top 20 Dirt Modified videos on the Speed51 Network.


1) Flipping & A Photo Finish at Brett Hearn’s Big Show

Brett Hearn’s Big Show 8 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (NY) had it all.  From flips to a photo finish, you won’t want to miss this video.


Dirt Mods 300x300 (1)2) Winner Flips After Checkered Flag at I-88 Speedway

This video may be one of the wildest Short Track Racing videos you’ll watch all year long. Cars were riding the frontstretch wall before the checkered flag and flipping after the checkered flag.  It all ended with an ambulance in Victory Lane.


3) Hoffman Penalized, Still Wins Epic SE Dirt Modified Race 

Nick Hoffman was penalized for jumping a restart in the Southeast Dirt Modified Series race at Dublin Motor Speedway (NC), setting up a late-race duel between himself and Derrick Ramey.


4) Sheppard & Fuller Big-Block Battle at Canandaigua

‘Super Matt’ Sheppard and the veteran Tim Fuller put on a show for the fans as they battled for the Super DIRTcar Series win at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.


5) Big-Block Modifieds Awesome Duel North of the Border

The Super DIRTcar Series made their way north of the border to Cornwall Motor Speedway (ON), and at the end of the night it came down to a pair of drivers battling it out for the win.


DIRT MODS super dirtcar brett hearn incar 21716’s cameras take you up close and personal with Brett Hearn at Volusia.

6) Ride Along with Brett Hearn at Volusia

This video gives you a look at Big-Block Modified racing like you’ve never seen before. This two-angle video gives you a look at Brett Hearn in the cockpit during the Super DIRTcar Series opener at Volusia (FL), and allows you to see what’s going on behind him with a rear bumper camera.


7) Super DIRTcar Series Battle at Eldora

The Super DIRTcar Series made their first visit to Eldora Speedway (OH) in 10 years and showed the Ohio race fans what they have been missing.  Side-by-side and three-wide racing throughout the field highlighted the 100-lap feature.


8) Wild Side-By-Side Dirt Modified Action at Thunder Mountain

The Dirt Modified at Thunder Mountain Speedway (NY) put on a show on this night with side-by-side racing throughout the field.


9) Hearn, Friesen Duel in Big-Block Finale at Volusia

Brett Hearn charged from the 21st starting spot and battled Stewart Friesen for the win in the Big-Block finale at Volusia back in February.


Matt Sheppard and the Super DIRTcar Series returned to Williams Grove. ( photo)

Matt Sheppard and the Super DIRTcar Series returned to Williams Grove. ( photo)

10) Big-Block Modifieds Return to Williams Grove

Williams Grove is known as a hotbed for Sprint Car racing, but on this night the Big-Block Modifieds returned to the track and didn’t disappoint the fans in attendance.


11) Four Views On-Board With Danny Johnson at Volusia

Ride along with “The Doctor” Danny Johnson with a unique four-camera video from the Super DIRTcar Series opener at Volusia.


12) ‘The Doctor’ vs. ‘Super Matt’ at Utica-Rome

When the Super DIRTcar Series visits Utica-Rome, you know you’re in for a good show.  That was the case on July 4 weekend when Danny Johnson and Matt Sheppard battled for the win.


13) Super DIRTcar Series Opener at Volusia

For the first time in 2016, the Big-Block Modifieds roared to life at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia.


The Dirt Modifieds went three and four-wide at Bear Ridge.

The Dirt Modifieds went three and four-wide at Bear Ridge.

14) Modified Madness Takes Over Bear Ridge

DIRTcar-sanctioned Modifieds took over Bear Ridge Speedway (VT) on July 4 weekend for Modified Madness, which consisted of three 37-lap segment races.


15) Super DIRTcar Series Stars Go to War at Grandview

The Super DIRTcar Series made their annual visit to Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway and 51’s cameras were on hand to capture all the action.


16) Video Recap: Super DIRTcar Series Returns to Eldora

The Super DIRTcar Series returned to Eldora and caught up with the major players after the race.


17) Renegades of Dirt Modifieds Battle at Dublin

After a long delay due to weather, the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds took to the track at Dublin Motor Speedway (NC) after midnight but didn’t disappoint the fans who stuck around.


The Super DIRTcar Series tackled Fulton Speedway in May. ( Canfield photo)

The Super DIRTcar Series tackled Fulton Speedway in May. ( Canfield photo)

18) Super DIRTcar Series Puts On a Show at Fulton

Big-Block Modifieds rattled the ground at Fulton Speedway (NY) and put on a show for the thousands of fans in attendance.


19) Winner Splits Traffic and Traps ‘Super Matt’ at Volusia

The winner on night two at Volusia back in February certainly earned the gator trophy he received in victory lane. He had to make bold moves through slower traffic and hold off defending champion Matt Sheppard.


20) BD Talks With Top-Three Super DIRTcar Finishers at Volusia’s Bob Dillner talked to the top-three Super DIRTcar Series finishers after the season opener at Volusia.


-Text by staff. Photo credit: Photos


Top 20: Dirt Modified Videos of the 2016 Racing Season