This Week Ahead: Super DIRTcar Series Invades Weedsport

Celebrates racing legends with Hall of Fame 100

WEEDSPORT, NY – August 7, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be making their first appearance at Weedsport Speedway this season on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for the illustrious Hall of Fame 100. The Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 25th annual induction ceremonies the night prior to the Hall of Fame 100 on Monday, Aug. 8.

So far there have been 22 Hall of Fame races, 12 different winners and seven repeat winners. There are three drivers who are currently tied with the most Hall of Fame wins: Danny Johnson, Billy Decker and Matt Sheppard who all have three wins each.

The 2015 Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 saw Sheppard take home the $10,000 victory over Jimmy Phelps and Tim Fuller.

Last years Hall of Fame victor tells us what he thinks about going back to his home roots this week for such an illustrious race.

There have been 22 Hall of Fame races, 12 different winners and seven repeat winners. You are one of three drivers that are tied with the most wins. Do you think you can break that tie on Tuesday?

“I sure hope so. We’ve been rolling along pretty good. I always enjoy racing at Weedsport. I grew up going there and started racing there. Now that they don’t race fulltime I enjoy going back when we can.”

Who do you think will be tough to beat this week?

“You can’t single out one or two people. There’s probably going to be ten or fifteen cars there that will be extremely tough to beat. Weedsport has been around a long time. Guys like myself, Billy Decker, Danny Johnson and Jimmy Phelps have all run millions of laps around that place but there’s going to be a lot of tough competition there so it’s tough to single out just one driver.”

How does it feel racing in honor of those who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame?

“It’s kind of just the idea of enjoying the history of dirt motorsports. I think the Hall of Fame is a great deal. It’s a great way to honor the drivers and people who have been involved in this sport. I always look forward to the Hall of Fame 100. I think it’s one of the coolest races of the year.”

What do you think of the improvements the track has been making?

“The facility is obviously gorgeous. The facility is second to none. As far as the racetrack itself, it’s still Weedsport. The race is pretty much the same it always has throughout the years. They’ve just really improved the facility. It’s definitely an enjoyable experience.”

Coming Up Next

The Super DIRTcar Series will be taking a two-week break and will be back in action on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. for Mr. DIRT Track USA.

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

ABOUT THE TRACK:
Weedsport Speedway – 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 – 1 (Autodrome Drummond on July 26)

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2016 Super DIRTcar Championship Standings

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2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 15 Super DIRTcar Series features this season.
Winners (6 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

Pole Positions (12 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

Time Trial leaders (10 Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1. – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 3
2. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterloo, N.Y. – 2
– BILLY DECKER, 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 (17 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. – 7
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

Heat Race Winners (27 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – MATT SHEPPARD, Waterlook, N.Y. – 10
2. – PETER BRITTEN, Brisbane, Australia – 6
3. – BRETT HEARN, Sussex, N.J. – 4
– STEWART FRIESEN, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – 4
– JIMMY PHELPS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – 4
6. – LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. – 5
– TIM FULLER, Watertown, N.Y. – 5
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

Last Chance Showdown Winners (25 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – PETE BICKNELL, St. Catherines, Ont. – 2
2. – 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
– 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

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)
12. Tuesday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, QC / Frank Cozze (1)
13. Wednesday, July 27 / Autodrome Granby / Granby, QC / Matt Sheppard (5)
14. Monday, August 1 / Merrittville Speedway / Thorold, Ont./ Matt Sheppard (6)
15. Tuesday, August 2 / Ransomville Speedway / Ransomville, NY / Stewart Friesen (4)

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Chevy Performance Parts and NAPA Auto Parts; in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ASI Race Wear, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust Systems, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mike’s Racing Heads, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.

Source: World Racing Group

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