Tag Archive: Super DIRTcar Series

Brachmann Victorious in Hurricane 100 at Brewerton

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Chad Brachmann Finally Breaks the Ice at the 'Demon' in 100-lap small-block Super DIRTcar Series Triumph over Pat Ward Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM BREWERTON, NY- October 6, 2017- For the entirety of Chad Brachmann's racing career where the Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., has been concerned, if it weren't for bad luck, quite frankly he'd have none at all. Season-after-season, the North Tonawanda, N.Y., resident has been coming to the 'D-Shaped Dirt Demon,' and season-after-season, the veteran small-block modified campaigner has been left dejected and disappointed at the end of the evening. On Thursday night, Brachmann…

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Williamson Starts Off DIRT Week with Utica-Rome Triumph

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Mat Williamson Surprises Everyone with Convincing Victory over Stewart Friesen in 100-lap Small-Block Super DIRTcar Series Feature at Utica-Rome Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- October 4, 2017- In racing there are surprise winners, and then there are winners that are surprised. Where Mat Williamson is concerned, the latter is as close to a perfect description as one can possibly get. Not only were the fans in attendance and his fellow competitors shocked when he topped the podium, but the Canadian native was as well. In short, it takes quite an occurrence to leave a…

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Friesen Comes Up One Spot Short; What’s Old is New Again and Other Notes from Utica-Rome

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"Mr. October" Stewart Friesen Just Misses Victory Lane in 100-Lap Small-Block Super DIRTcar Series event at Utica-Rome Speedway; Are Coil Cars Making a Comeback; Matt Sheppard Burns Up in Closing Laps; Small-Block Racing is Still Exciting Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- October 4, 2017- We've seen this all before. Stewart Friesen - a man who has made the Utica-Rome Speedway his own personal playground in the past - seemed to be well on his way to yet another triumph at the Vernon, N.Y. facility. Of course - given the headline of this article - the…

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Varin Completes Modified Weekend Sweep at Fonda Speedway

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Bobby Varin Wins Saturday's Super DIRTcar Series Feature at the 'Track of Champions;' Victorious in Fourth-Straight Start in the Alton and Carole Palmer Owned No. 76 Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- September 24, 2017- Success in racing often comes as the direct result of a few necessary character traits; talent, work ethic and at times, pure unadulterated luck. On Saturday night at the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., all three of those traits culminated in a way that most Hollywood directors couldn't have scripted if their careers or their lives absolutely depended on it. After surviving…

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Back In Action: Super DIRTcar Series Gearing Up For June

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Five Mile Point and Outlaw Up Next Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO and JEFF CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, NC- June 2, 2017- The Super DIRTcar Series is set to resume action in New York over the next two weeks with stops at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY on Sunday, June 11 before invading Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Tuesday, June 20. The Series will visit Five Mile Point for the third straight season and for the 24th time in its history for the Modified 67. Current Series point leader…

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‘Highbank’ Robber: Decker Victorious in Super DIRTcar Series Opener

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Billy Decker Outlasts Matt Sheppard in Closing Laps to Win ‘Highbank Holdup’ at Fulton Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- April 30, 2017- After last night, Billy Decker is now synonymous with the phrase the 'third time’s the charm.' For the third consecutive year, the driver of the Page Trucking No. 91 found his way to victory lane at the conclusion of the Super DIRTcar Series ‘Highbank Holdup’ 100-lap modified feature on Saturday night. After timing fastest with a lap of 16.485 seconds during time trials, Decker cruised to a second-place finish…

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Sheppard the Bridesmaid at Fulton

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‘Super’ Matt Sheppard Comes Up Just Short of ‘Holdup’ Cash at Fulton Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- April 30, 2017- As much as racers would love to, you can’t win them all. Despite being fourth-fastest in time trials and finishing second to Larry Wight in his qualifying event on Saturday during the Super DIRTcar Series stop at the famed Fulton Speedway in Fulton, New York, Matt Sheppard passed nearly every car he needed to during the Highbank Holdup 100-lap modified feature but one; Billy Decker. Sheppard, who started 11th on the…

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Billy Whittaker Impressive in Super DIRTcar Series Stop at Fulton

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Whittaker Takes Series Regulars by Surprise with Solid Run in Highbank Holdup 100 Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM FULTON, NY- April 30, 2017- When it comes to racing, expect the unexpected. The top-five during Saturday night’s Highbank Holdup Super DIRTcar Series modified feature contained the normal list of usual suspects; except for one. With a solid effort during time trials and a victory in the second qualifier earlier in the night, Billy Whittaker found himself in unfamiliar territory; starting on the pole and leading legendary racer Brett Hearn to the green flag. Whether…

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Lyle DeVore: The Man Behind the Resurrection

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From Journeyman to Homebody, Albany-Saratoga Speedway Promoter Lyle DeVore is Living His Childhood Dream Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- March 8, 2017- The truck made a telltale sound as it pulled into the drive. A sound that had become unmistakable over the years and on this Friday afternoon, a sound that was more like music to the ears of one young boy in particular. The rattle of masonry tools and the dust of mortar followed the older man into the house as he brushed off yet another busy day of work…

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Keith Flach Aims High for 2017

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After a Satisfying 2016 Campaign, the ‘Ravena Rocket’ is looking for More Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 29, 2017- There’s something to be said for having a sense of satisfaction. Success and fulfillment seem to take on a direct correlation in the sense that can’t have one without the other. It’s a peace of mind that takes hold only when you realize you performed at your best level and, in turn, became the best you could become at that point in time. In racing, these moments don’t happen with relative…

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Stewart Friesen and Halmar International Team Up Again for 2017

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The 2016 Eastern States 200 Winner and Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region Champion Looks back on Last Season; Sets Sights on 2017 Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 8, 2017- When it comes to racing, the only thing that remains constant is change. In fact, it’s the only item that one can ever truly be assured of. When the 2015 season came to a close, so did one of the most remarkable owner and driver duos in recent memory as multi-time championship driver Stewart Friesen left the…

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Matt Sheppard: The Improbable Season

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After Parting Ways with HBR, Matt Sheppard Set Out on His Own in 2016 and Proved His Critics Wrong on the Way to his Fifth Super DIRTcar Series Title in Record-Breaking Fashion Story By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SPRAKERS, NY- January 6, 2017- Kenneth Tynan said it best when he surmised that critics are nothing more than people who know the way, but are incapable of driving the car. When Matt Sheppard and Heinke-Baldwin Racing announced their amicable parting at the end of the 2015 season, the masses balked at the thought of the…

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