This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Takes On Quebec

The series heads to Autodrome Granby and Autodrome Drummond this week

WEEDSPORT, NY – July 24, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds head north of the border this week for the second time this season as the series takes on Autodrome Granby on Monday, July 25 and Autodrome Drummond on Tuesday, July 26.

The series rolls north after a blockbuster week of events at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway in Ohio. Tim Fuller and Matt Sheppard both found their way back to victory lane. Jimmy Phelps picked up his first victory of the season.

All three of this week’s winners look to continue momentum in Quebec. Last year at Granby Sheppard finished 3rd, Fuller finished 9th, and Phelps finished 10th. At Drummond, Sheppard finished 2nd, Phelps finished 4th, and Fuller finished 21st.

Will those three be the ones to beat again this week or will another racer find his way to the top?

AUTODROME GRANBY

Last year it was Larry Wight who won a thrilling 100-lapper over Brett Hearn at Granby.

After a third caution on lap 41, the Granby 100 turned into a two-car race with multiple lead changes between Wight and Hearn. Wight finally gained some daylight in the closing laps for an eight-car-length victory – the second of his Super DIRTcar Series career.

Matt Sheppard, who pitted early to remedy a bad push, fought all the way back to a third-place finish after working underneath Danny Johnson on lap 71. Johnson was fourth, followed by Billy Decker.

Wight, driver of the Gypsum Express No. 99L, set a new track record during time trials, won his qualifying heat, drew the pole and sealed the deal in a 100-lap thriller despite a big-time test from Hearn.

AUTODROME DRUMMOND

Last year it was Hearn who outclassed the field from time trials to checkers in the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified 100 at Autodrome Drummond.

The eight-time Series champion, who didn’t have a podium finish in the first eight races, came off the hauler swinging on the Drummond 3/8 mile.

Hearn was challenged briefly by runner-up Matt Sheppard after the seventh caution on lap 66.

Steve Bernard, of Granby, started 19th and finished third at Sheppard’s bumper. Jimmy Phelps rose as high as second before settling for fourth ahead of Dany Bilodeau of Victoriaville, Quebec.

Coming Up Next

After this upcoming week, the series then heads to Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario on Monday, Aug. 1 and Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.superdirtcarseries.com

ABOUT THE TRACK:

Autodrome Granby – For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit www.autodromegranby.com

Autodrome Drummond – For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit www.autodromedrummond.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 – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on June 22, Utica-Rome Speedway on Jul 3, Five Mile Point Speedway on July 12, Grandview Speedway on July 14);Stewart Friesen – 3 (Cornwall Motorsports Park on June 26, Albany-Saratoga on July 6, Mohawk International raceway on July 7);    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)

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2016 Super DIRTcar Championship Standings

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2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 11 Super DIRTcar Series features this season.
Winners (5 Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 4
2. – STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 3
3. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 2
4. – BILLY DECKER, Watertown, N.Y. – 1
– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y.- 1

Pole Positions (10 Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 2
2. – MAX MCLAUGHLIN, Concord, 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

Time Trial leaders (9 Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 2
– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 2
3. – BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 1
– 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
– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 1
– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 1

Podium Finishes (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 7
2. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 6
– STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 5
4. – BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 4
5. – DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 2
– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 2
– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y.- 2
– DANNY VARIN, Sharon Springs, N.Y. -1
– BILLY DUNN, Watertown, N.Y. – 1
– FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, P.A. – 1
– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 1
– JIMMY HORTON, Nashanic, N.J. – 1
– RYAN WATT, Boyertown, P.A. – 1

Heat Race Winners (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterlook, N.Y. – 7
2. – BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 4
– STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 4
– PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 4
– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 4
6. – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 3
– DANNY JOHNSON, Phelps, N.Y. – 3
8. – TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 2
– BILLY DECKER, Waterloo, N.Y. – 2
– MIKE MAHANEY, King Ferry, N.Y. – 2
– REX KING JR, Bristolville, O.H.- 2
12. – FRANK COZZE, Wind Gap, Pa. – 1
– TOM SEARS JR., Clay, N.Y. – 1
– MAX MCLAUGHLIN, Concord, 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
– LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 1
– DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, O.H. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (18 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – ROB BELLINGER, Cicero, N.Y. – 1
– JUSTIN HAERS, Phelps, N.Y.- 1
– DUANE HOWARD, Oley, Pa. – 1
– BRIAN MCDONALD, Cornwall, Ont. – 1
– PAT WARD, Genoa, N.Y – 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

2016 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)

1. Saturday, April 30 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, NY / 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, NY / Matt Sheppard (2)
6. Wednesday, July 6 / Albany-Saratoga Speedway / Malta, NY / Stewart Friesen (2)
7. Thursday, July 7/ Mohawk International Speedway/ Akwesasne, NY/ Stewart Friesen (3)
8. Tuesday, July 12 / Five Mile Point Speedway / Kirkwood, NY / Matt Sheppard (3)
9. Thursday, July 14 / Grandview Speedway / Bechtelsville, PA / Matt Sheppard (4)
10. Tuesday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Tim Fuller (2)
11. Thursday, July 21 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Jimmy Phelps (1)

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