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THE BIG SHOW 11 – A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS CLASSIC!

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THE BIG SHOW 11 - A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS CLASSIC! 111 LAPS OF SPELLBINDING DIRT TRACK MODIFIED RACING Story By: John Snyder/Big Show XI Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (March 12)……..The Big Show 11, a 111-lap Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet, is set for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway located just north of Malta, New York. ”The Big Show 11 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make it a memorable evening of high speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the…

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Ronnie Johnson Raising The Bar In 2019

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Ronnie Johnson raising the bar in 2019 Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA –Ronnie Johnson doesn’t set preseason goals, and he doesn’t bother with establishing a bucket list. But, boy, the second generation driver would love to win a modified championship at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The 2018 racing season was a learning experience for Johnson, but if there’s something he’s always been, it’s a quick learner. For years, the son of legendary dirt track driver Jumpin’ Jack Johnson was behind the wheel of someone else’s car. For over a decade, he drove for Hall of Famers Alton…

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Asphalt Phemon Jessey Mueller Now A Star On Dirt

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Asphalt Phemon Jessey Mueller Now A Star On Dirt Story By: Tom Burrows Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – Imagine you’re the owner of a thoroughbred race horse. The horse takes a liking to turf and is racking up some impressive wins at a young age. But you know the big money and the prestige are in dirt track racing, so you switch surfaces. Everything you knew about turf racing is now out the window, and there’s a whole new learning curve. But, slowly and surely, the horse adapts to dirt, and finally gets back into the winner’s circle,…

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight – Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Albany-Saratoga Speedway is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Malta, NY, situated between Albany and historic horse racing hub Saratoga, NY. The track opened in 1965 and is currently owned by Howard Commander and operated by Lyle DeVore. Albany-Saratoga Speedway, or simply “Malta” to some, has featured some of the greatest drivers of all time to wheel a Big-Block Modified. And that’s just their weekly show. Special events like Brett Hearn’s Big Show are fan favorites at the Great Race Place. Last year,…

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Albany-Saratoga Schedule Released

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Albany-Saratoga Schedule Released Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY –The waiting game is finally over. No, Colin Kaepernick hasn’t signed with an NFL team, and major league baseball star Bryce Harper hasn’t put his name on the dotted line with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Albany-Saratoga Speedway 2019 schedule has been released! Speedway promoter Lyle DeVore has put together the most ambitious schedule in the 54-year history of the historic Malta track, and if there’s one underlying theme, it’s money. The schedule includes nine modified races that will pay in excess of $2,500 to the winner,…

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Britten To Battle Malta Field Weekly In 2019

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Britten To Battle Malta Field Weekly In 2019 Story By: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – The best Friday night modified field in Northeast dirt track racing just got a little better. Peter Britten, coming off the best season of his career, will return to Albany-Saratoga Speedway on a weekly basis for 2019. Britten, the native of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, won the 2017 modified point championship at the historic Malta track driving for Andy Romano, but back issues midway through the 2018 season prevented him from making a proper defense of his crown. “I wasn’t happy…

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Albany-Saratoga 2018 Season Champions

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Albany-Saratoga 2018 Season Champions Story By: Tom Biggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – There were a lot of memorable moments at Albany-Saratoga Speedway during the 2018 season, but nothing can compare to “Championship Night,” when the point races in the three major divisions at the historic Malta track went right down to the wire, and even down to the final lap. When the night was over, Brett Hearn (modifieds), Tim Hartman Jr. (sportsman), Kenny Martin Jr. (pro stocks), Randy Miller (street stocks), Steve Ryan (dual cam four-cylinders) and Johnny Bennett (single-cam four-cylinders) were all wearing crowns. Because…

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Malta Locks In Date for 2019 Super DIRTcar Weekend

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Malta locks in date for Super DIRTcar Weekend Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – Albany-Saratoga Speedway will be going back to its roots in the 2019 racing season, running a major race in the month of September. Promoter Lyle DeVore announced that the historic Malta track has secured the weekend of Sept. 20-22 to host a Super DIRTcar Weekend. “We haven’t got all the plans finalized yet, but DIRTcar has confirmed that we’ve definitely got that weekend locked in,” DeVore said. “We want to do something really special for the Capital Region fans.” According…

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RJ Sweet In KoD Small Block Affair

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RJ Sweet In KoD Small Block Affair Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA – What’s the difference between a fourth-place car and a first-place car? The sweet spot. Ronnie Johnson found that sweet spot Friday night, rocketing out of his seventh starting spot to win the 40-lap King of Dirt 358 Series Small Block Nationals that brought the curtain down on the 2018 racing season on Albany-Saratoga speedway. Johnson took the lead away from front-row starter Bobby Varin on lap 13 and held off a late challenge from Marc Johnson to record his fourth victory of…

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Stewart Friesen steals spotlight from “Championship Night” at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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Stewart Friesen Steals Spotlight from “Championship Night” at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Story By: Tom Boogie /Albany Saratoga Media Photo By: Dave Dalesandro /MSI Photo MALTA, NY – Leave it to Stewart Friesen to steal the spotlight from “Championship Night” at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Friesen, left with a Friday night with nothing to do because his primary circuit, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is on a two-week hiatus, pulled into the Malta track and won the 53-lap modified feature that drew the curtain on the 2018 points season. Had it been a regular Friday night, Friesen probably would have stayed home with…

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Tremont Triumphs At Malta; Johnson Wins Night Cap

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Tremont Triumphs At Malta; Johnson Wins Night Cap Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA NY – I’ll see you one Tremont, and raise you two Johnsons. After Ken Tremont Jr. got a huge monkey off his back with a victory in the “Stan Da Man” Memorial race to open a full-moon-bathed racing card at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night, the Johnson brothers took over, with Chris Johnson winning the sportsman feature and his older brother Marc chalking up his second win in 10 days in the regularly scheduled 35-lap modified feature. The Johnson brothers won features…

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It’s Johnson Over Johnson In Albany Saratoga Thriller

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It's Johnson Over Johnson In Albany Saratoga Thriller Story By: Tom Boggie/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – If you’re going to wait over a year to get a win, might as well make it a big one. Marc Johnson, the 2016 modified champion at Albany-Saratoga Apeedway, got to hoist the big check Wednesday night after pulling off a surprising victory in the 50-lap Brett Deyo-promoted Short Track Super Series “Stampede At Toga” at the Malta track. Johnson, using the low line to his advantage, rocketed past Ronnie Johnson with six laps to go and came away with…

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Marc Johnson Takes Short Track Super Series ‘Stampede’

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Marc Johnson Thrills Albany-Saratoga Speedway Crowd, Takes $6,000 Short Track Super Series ‘Stampede’ Top Prize Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – Relief and joy! Marc Johnson showed pure emotion on Wednesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway after a victory in the Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified headliner. The 50-lap STSS Modified event – postponed by 24 hours due to rain on the original Tuesday date – was an instant classic on the ‘Great Race Place’ four-tenths-mile track. Guilderland, N.Y.’s Johnson emerged from…

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RJ Rules At Albany Saratoga on Friday

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RJ Rules At Albany Saratoga on Friday Race Report By: Tom Boggie/Albany Saratoga Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – When opportunity knocks, the smart thing to do is answer the darn door. That’s what Ronnie Johnson did Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. After recording just one top-five finish in a rain-plagued month of July, Johnson parlayed a third-row starting position into his third win of the season in the 35-lap modified feature at the Malta track. But it wasn’t easy. Despite taking the lead following a restart on lap seven, Johnson first had to outduel Bodie Bellinger…

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“Brett’s Bigger Show” Challenge Issued For Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ August 14

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“Brett’s Bigger Show” Challenge Issued For Recovery Sports Grill ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ August 14 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – The challenge is on! Earlier this season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Brett Hearn’s ‘Big Show’ drew a strong field of 55 Modifieds to the ‘Great Race Place’ to compete in the 100-lap event under the Super DIRTcar Series banner. Now, on Tuesday, August 14, the Brett Deyo-promoted Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its stop at Albany-Saratoga when Recovery Sports Grill presents the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ 50-lap spectacular. So the…

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Recovery Sports Grill “Stampede at ‘toga” Set For Tuesday, August 14 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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Recovery Sports Grill “Stampede at ‘toga” Set For Tuesday, August 14 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MALTA, NY – Recovery Sports Grill leads a “stampede” on Albany-Saratoga Speedway! The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, August 14 for the second ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ slated as Race No. 6 of the STSS Halmar International North Region. A 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified showdown at the ‘Great Race Place’ awaits fans with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag. Sail…

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DeLorenzo Does It Right On Friday Night At Malta

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DeLorenzo Does It Right On Friday Night At Malta Race Report By: Tom Boggie /Albany Saratoga Speedway Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro /MSI Photo MALTA, NY – Since winning his first modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in 2006, Matt DeLorenzo has had an up-and-down career at the tricky 4/10ths mile Malta track. There have been years when he sat in victory lane after big races, like the CVRA vs. The World 100-lapper in 2009, when he walked off with $5,000. And there have been years when he never made it to victory lane, like 2017. But DeLorenzo is enjoying a…

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Hearn Strikes Late For Malta Score

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Hearn Strikes Late For Malta Score Race Report By: Tom Boggie /Albany Saratoga Speedway Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro /MSI Photo MALTA, NY – Brett Hearn hasn’t won over 900 races by giving up when things look hopeless. After watching Keith Flach open up what looked to be an insurmountable lead Friday night, Hearn used lapped traffic to steal Flach’s momentum and come away with his second win of the season in the 35-lap modified feature that highlighted Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s “Friday Night Lights.” Flach, who was also looking for his second win of the season, started eighth, quickly made his…

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Friesen Fast In Big Show X

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Friesen Fast In Big Show X Race Report By: Tom Boggie / Albany Saratoga Speedway Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / Racersguide.com MALTA NY – Wasn’t it Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra who once said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over? Berra would have loved Brett Hearn’s “Big Show 10” at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday night. About 15 minutes after it looked like Matt Sheppard of Waterloo was going to complete a total domination of the 100-lap Super DIRT Series race, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers was standing in victory lane, saying “We’ll take them any way we can.” “Them” was…

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Mueller records first career win at Malta

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Mueller records first career win at Malta Race Report By: Tom Boogie/ Albany Saratoga Speedway Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / Racersguide.com MALTA, NY – Jessey Mueller may have set a record Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Does anyone have the official record for most photos taken in victory lane? The 23-year-old driver from Olmstedville, N.Y., scored a wildly popular victory Friday night, holding off a late charge from Ronnie Johnson to record his first career win at the historic Malta track in the 35-lap modified feature. Mueller began his open wheel racing career on the asphalt at Albany-Saratoga and…

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IT’S TIME FOR THE BIG SHOW 10!! A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS EVENT!

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IT’S TIME FOR THE BIG SHOW 10!! A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS EVENT! Story By: John Snyder/Big Show X Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (June 22)……..The countdown has begun. It’ll be here before you know it. This coming Tuesday, June 26, champion race car driver Brett Hearn presents ”The Big Show 10,” a 100-lap Super DIRTcar Modified Series race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York. Paying $10,000 to win, The Big Show 10 is one of the premier dirt track Modified race meets of the summer season. Fans can expect to see an outstanding field of cars and their star…

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Big Show X Winner guaranteed a starting position in 47th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week

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Big Show X Winner guaranteed a starting position in 47th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – June 18, 2018 - On Tuesday, June 26 the Albany-Saratoga Speedway hosts The Big Show X with a $10,000 check for the winner and guaranteed starting position in the 47th running of NAPA Super DIRT Week. After ten years of incredible racing, this year’s Big Show has all the elements to make for a memorable Super DIRTcar Series race. The Championship chase is young and so is HBR no. 6H driver Max…

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DeLorenzo Scores at The Great Race Place

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DeLorenzo Scores at The Great Race Place Race Report By: Tom Boggie /Albany Saratoga Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/MSI Photo MALTA, NY – The stars all lined up for Matt DeLorenzo Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. He had a good-handling race car, a good starting position … and the fact that Brett Hearn wasn’t racing didn’t hurt, either. DeLorenzo, who has been tweaking a new Bicknell chassis since the beginning of the season, looked like he finally hit on the right combination Friday night as he recorded his first win of the season in the 35-lap modified feature. The win…

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Sweet 16 For Sheppard With “The Tribute” Victory

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Sweet 16 For Sheppard With “The Tribute” Victory Story By:Tom Boggie /Albany Saratoga Media MALTA, NY – On a night when Albany-Saratoga Speedway honored two legends of Northeast modified racing, Matt Sheppard of Waterloo proved once again that, sometime in the future, he’ll be getting tribute nights of his own. Although he started to have engine problems with two laps to go, Sheppard won the 61-lap Bill Lake Homes-sponsored “Tribute,” which celebrated the careers of Jumpin’ Jack Johnson and “Super” C.D. Coville Tuesday night at the Malta track. The victory was worth $6,112 for Sheppard, who recorded his 16th victory…

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THE BIG SHOW 10 – A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS EVENT

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THE BIG SHOW 10 - A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS EVENT! Refreshments, Souvenirs, Driver Autographs, and “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest Part of the Pre-Race Activities Story By: John Snyder/Big Show X Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (June 11)……..”The Big Show 10 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make this a memorable evening of high speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the competitors. We work hard to give everyone an enhanced motorsports experience” Spectator gates for The Big Show 10 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet at Albany-Saratoga…

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Hearn Ends Dry Spell With Albany Saratoga Score

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Hearn Ends Dry Spell With Albany Saratoga Score Race Report By: Tom Boggie/Albany Saratoga Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / MSI MALTA, NY – June 8, 2018...Some drivers go for years without winning a race. But when Brett Hearn goes on a 10-race winless drought, it becomes news. Hearn ended one of the longest dry spells of his career at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night when he recorded his first win of the season in the 35-lap modified feature. Hearn recorded the 900th win of his career at the historic Malta track on Aug. 4, 2017, but hadn’t been to victory…

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$1,000 To Win “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest At The Big Show 10

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$1,000 To Win “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest At The Big Show 10 Super DIRTcar Modified Series 100-Lap $10,000-To-Win Championship Race Meet Story By: John Snyder/Big Show X Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (May 29)……..Let’s face it, not every fan likes the time trial format used to set the fields for the Super DIRTcar Modified Series qualifying races. Some of them even arrive late at the track just to avoid watching time trials. But what if you had the chance to win $1,000? Would you come to the track early enough to enter the unique “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest and perhaps go…

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Tremont Outduels Hearn For Albany Saratoga Victory

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Tremont Outduels Hearn For Albany Saratoga Victory Story By: Joann Davies/Albany Saratoga Speedway Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/Racersguide.com Malta, New York (May 25, 2018) – Kenny Tremont Jr., who won his first Albany-Saratoga feature on July 2, 1982, managed once again to finish ahead of the 32-car field when it mattered the most — that being the conclusion of 35 laps of intense Modified competition. What had the crowd on their feet, besides fan favorite Tremont earning his first win of the 2018 season, was the intense battle that took place between his #115 S & S Asphalt Paving sponsored…

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BRETT HEARN’S BIG SHOW EVENT RAMPING UP

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BRETT HEARN’S BIG SHOW EVENT RAMPING UP Special Attractions Part Of 10th Anniversary Celebration Story By: Rob Hazer/Big Show X Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com April 26, 2018 (Malta, NY) – Brett Hearn’s Big Show will be turning 10 this year when the biggest summer event in the Capital District comes to life on June 26th along with the stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Series at Albany Saratoga Speedway. Making it to 10 years these days shows incredible perseverance and staying power. During the previous nine Big Shows there have been seven different winners proving Brett Hearn’s…

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McCREADIE WINS “BRING IT!” SEASON OPENER IN FRONT OF SRO CROWD

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McCREADIE WINS “BRING IT!” SEASON OPENER IN FRONT OF SRO CROWD Victory Worth $7,500 Story By: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (April 25, 2018) - The season opener for the Albany-Saratoga Speedway kicked off Tuesday Night with a huge $7,500 to win “BRING IT!” modified feature. A stellar field of cars in all four divisions led to some fantastic racing at “The Great Race Place” in front of a standing room only crowd, The Modified feature, undoubtedly one of the best feature finishes that will be seen all year, started off with Brian Gleason in his…

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THE BIG SHOW 10 RETURNS TO ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26

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THE BIG SHOW 10 RETURNS TO ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Reserved and VIP seating goes on sale May 15 Story By: John Snyder/Brett Hearn's Big Show X Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com SUSSEX, NJ (April 22)……..For the past nine years, “The Big Show” midweek Super DIRTcar Series races have been an annual highlight of Northeast dirt track Modified racing. Presented by champion driver Brett Hearn and his Driven Marketing promotional team, The Big Show 10 returns to Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, June 26. And as in past seasons, a sellout crowd is expected at the Malta, New York track.…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA POSTPONES OPENER TO APRIL 24

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ALBANY-SARATOGA POSTPONES OPENER TO APRIL 24 Weather Forecast & Wet Grounds Causes Delay Story By: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (April 19, 2018) – Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s opening night has fallen victim to the cold, snow and rain that has plagued the area in recent days. The opening night of racing will now be Tuesday, April 24 with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. and the pit area opening at 3 p.m. “I hate having to make this call but with a forecast of daytime temperatures in the low 40’s and nighttime in the low 30’s it…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA “BRING IT!” OPENER JUST DAYS AWAY

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ALBANY-SARATOGA “BRING IT!” OPENER JUST DAYS AWAY Invaders Expected Include Decker, Friesen, Fuller, McLaughlin and Phelps Story By: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (April 14, 2018) – The 2018 season will begin on Friday, April 20, for “The Great Race Place” and while there are many who are anxious none are more so than promoter Lyle DeVore. It is also a highly anticipated day for Albany-Saratoga Speedway fans. The opening night 44-lap main event, paying $7,500 to win, is being sponsored by long-time supporters Bart Contracting (Copake, NY) and Schaghticoke Wine & Spirits (Schaghticoke, NY) and…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA FORCED TO CANCEL OPEN INSPECTION

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ALBANY-SARATOGA FORCED TO CANCEL OPEN INSPECTION Inspection and Practice Now Scheduled for Friday, April 13 Story Bu: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (April 6, 2018) -   It may be Spring according to the calendar but with rain, snow, and night time freezing temperatures throughout the past week and predicted for the weekend, promoter Lyle DeVore has been forced to cancel the “Open Inspection Day” at Albany-Saratoga that was on the schedule for Sunday, April 8. “We are very disappointed to make this call,” said DeVore. “With the bad weather throughout the week and the forecast…

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New and Returning Drivers and Sponsors Welcome To Albany Saratoga in 2018

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New and Returning Drivers and Sponsors Welcome in 2018 Story By: Don & JoAnn Davies/Albany Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (March 25, 2018) – Although snow may still be seen in some areas of the Capital District, at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway promoter Lyle DeVore is anxious to swing open the gates on the 2018 season. “We’ve cleared the snow from the track and have most of our ‘to do’ list done. We’re using the remaining couple of weeks to get everything in place for our April 8 open inspection and hoping our teams will take advantage…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SCHEDULES INSPECTION & PRACTICE DATES

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SCHEDULES INSPECTION & PRACTICE DATES Story By: JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (March 19, 2018) -   Albany-Saratoga Speedway has scheduled two pre-season opening dates for racers to get a head start on the 2018 season. On Sunday, April 8, the track will host a Spring Swap Meet as well as a Track Tech and Safety Inspection with gates opening at noon that day. The Swap Meet is open to all to attend and provides a great opportunity for teams to sell and buy needed equipment and tools. There is a $25 vendor fee that…

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THE VALLEY AND ALBANY SARATOGA ANNOUNCE TRACK / DIRTcar SERIES CONFLICT HANDICAPPING POLICY

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LV & A-S ANNOUNCE TRACK / DIRTcar SERIES CONFLICT HANDICAPPING POLICY New Policy Goes Into Effect in April Story By: Don & JoAnn Davies/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Lebanon, New York (March 5, 2018) -   Promoters Howard Commander and Lyle DeVore announced today a new Lebanon Valley Auto Racing Corp. (comprised of Lebanon Valley Speedway and Albany-Saratoga Speedway/LVAR) policy regarding points and handicapping for their 2018 racing season. The new policy will be utilized when a conflict occurs with a DIRTcar NE Series date and a regular race night at either speedway. In December (2017) when DIRTcar NE…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA OPENS WITH DIVERSE 2018 SCHEDULE

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ALBANY-SARATOGA OPENS WITH DIVERSE 2018 SCHEDULE Opening Night to Pay $7,500 to Win Story By: Don Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (February 20, 2018) - It’s finally here! The 2018 schedule for the famed Albany-Saratoga Speedway was announced today by track promoter Lyle DeVore and promises to be the most exciting schedule the track has offered since it returned to dirt in 2012. The DIRTcar NE sanctioned speedway will play host to a number of visiting series and special promotion events that contain something for everyone—from the DIRTcar sanctioned Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA CELEBRATES 2017 CHAMPIONS

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ALBANY-SARATOGA CELEBRATES 2017 CHAMPIONS Special Award Recipients Also Honored Story By: Don Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com   Malta, NY (January 27, 2018) – Albany-Saratoga Speedway closed the 2017 season with its annual banquet by honoring its division champions and several unique happenings at “The Great Race Place” on Friday, January 26. The Holiday Inn Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY) hosted the event with approximately 300 guests in attendance with track announcer Dan Martin serving as emcee. Over 40 drivers were on hand to receive their point fund payment from the Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock, Street Stock and 4-Cylinder classes,…

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BRITTEN TO CELEBRATE FIRST TRACK TITLE AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY BANQUET

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BRITTEN TO CELEBRATE FIRST TRACK TITLE AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY BANQUET Car Owner Andy Romano Celebrating Another Track Championship Story By: Don Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (January 9, 2018) – Peter Britten has experienced the highs and lows of wanting to make his living at dirt track racing. After all, he won the Australian V8 National Modified Championship several times before moving to New York in 2009 to hone his skills and make his mark as a top driver in the United States dirt Modified ranks. When Britten was released by HBR Motorsports in December of 2016…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY YEAR IN REVIEW

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ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY YEAR IN REVIEW Story By: Don Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (January 8, 2018) – Although the 2017 season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, NY) will go down as a season of reduced number of events due to five rainouts, it will also be relived as one of the most competitive to date and the crowning of Peter Britten as track champion. Beginning in 2012 when Howard Commander purchased the famed 4/10 mile oval and Lyle DeVore began as the speedway promoter their combined talents have brought a new life to the speedway that has fans…

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ALBANY-SARATOGA READYING FOR 2018

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ALBANY-SARATOGA READYING FOR 2018 Story By: Don & JoAnn Davies/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, NY (November 19, 2017) – The 2017 season had not yet come to an official close when Promoter Lyle DeVore began to lay plans for the facility and program improvements at the popular dirt oval that runs weekly on Friday nights under the DIRTcar NE banner. “The 2017 season was a great season for us despite five rainouts and threatening weather every week,” stated DeVore. “Our car counts were great and the crowds were good weekly. All in all we had a successful year.”…

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VARIN “KING OF DIRT” AT A/S

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VARIN “KING OF DIRT” Miller Cashes In Big In “Street Stock Nationals” Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (September 15, 2017 ) - Bobby Varin came to Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night and drove away with the $3,000 payday in the "King of the Dirt 358 Nationals. Starting from the third spot by virtue of the draw, Varin stalked the leaders early in the 40-lap race. On lap 29 he pulled a slide job on Jeremy Wilder, who had led from the get-go. Coming out of turn 2 Wilder went a bit high and Varin…

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FALL FINALE CLOSES OUT ALBANY-SARATOGA SEASON

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FALL FINALE CLOSES OUT ALBANY-SARATOGA SEASON $1000 to Win Classic Muscle Car Street Stock Race On, Card Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (September 12, 2017)- The poet T.S. Elliot said: "Life doesn't end with a bang but with a whimper." That is not true of the season finale at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The 2017 season will come to close with a bang and then some. On the card, for Friday night, September 15, is "The King of the Dirt 358 Modified Series." The 40-lap race will be known as "The Small Block Nationals" and…

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RONNIE JOHNSON WINS WILD 358-MODIFIED FEATURE AT A/S

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RONNIE JOHNSON WINS WILD 358-MODIFIED FEATURE AT A/S Warner and Stone Also Cash In Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, New York (September 9, 2017 ) - With extra money on the line Ronnie Johnson waited until the final lap of the 40-lap 358 Modified feature to cash in on the $2,500 payday on Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. When a yellow came out with two laps remaining, the huge lead and almost assured win that Jeremy Wilder had was erased. When the final green flag dropped Johnson drove through turns 1 and 2 on…

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CRATE NATIONALS ON TAP AT ALBANY-SARATOGA

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NORTHEAST CRATE NATIONALS ON TAP AT ALBANY-SARATOGA Huge Payout On The Line For Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York, (September 3, 2017)- “The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series” holds a “Month of Money” during the mid-summer. On Friday night, September 8, 2017, Albany-Saratoga Speedway will be holding a huge night of money with large payouts for the Modified, Pro Stock and Sportsman divisions. The Payouts are sponsored by Mike Sowle and Sowle Trailer Repair, who has been a long time supporter of the speedway as well as Tom…

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BRITTEN TAKES ALBANY-SARATOGA WIN AND CHAMPIONSHIP

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BRITTEN TAKES ALBANY-SARATOGA WIN AND CHAMPIONSHIP Martin Captures Pro Stock Championship Story By: Matt Keith/Alabny-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (September 1, 2017 ) - "Batman" Peter Britten put the exclamation point on the 2017 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Modified track championship by picking up the win in the 35-lap feature. Starting from the 13th position Britten methodically worked his way to the front of the field. With ten laps to go Britten moved into second place and began running down race leader Matt Delorenzo, looking for his first win of the season. As the race came down to…

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FINAL POINTS NIGHT FOR TOP THREE DIVISIONS AT A/S

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FINAL POINTS NIGHT FOR TOP THREE DIVISIONS Fireworks To Fill The Sky Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (August 29, 2017) - The final month of the 2017 racing season at Albany-Saratoga will kick off on Friday night September 1. On the line are the track championships in the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. While the Modified division will run a regular 35-lap feature the Sportsman will run the final "Sowle Trailer Repair Sportsman Series" race of the season. They will crown a champion in both that series as well as the track…

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BATMAN FLIES TO VICTORY LANE AT A/S

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BATMAN FLIES TO VICTORY LANE; Adds to Point Lead Going Into Finale Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York - "Batman" Peter Britten has been leading the points for much of the season at Albany-Saratoga in the Modified division. However, the Australian sensation had been unable to find victory lane until Friday night. Driving his #21a that he normally campaigns on the Super DIRTcar Series instead of his usual Andy Romano owned no. 97 Troyer Britten was fast in the heat race and fast from the get go in the 35-lap Modified feature. Elmo Reckner…

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POINTS BATTLES GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE AT A/S

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POINTS BATTLES GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE Back to School Raffle Night On Tap Story By: Matt Keith/Albany-Saratoga Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Malta, New York (August 22, 2017)- With just two points shows remaining for the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions the crowning of the 2017 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Track Champions could very well come right down to the wire on Friday, September, 2. The closest battle among the three divisions is the headline division, the Modifieds. Australian competitor, Peter Britten, made a return to the Malta oval in 2017 and has sat atop the point standings for a…

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