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Sheppard Breaks Out The Broom

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Sheppard Breaks Out The Broom

Nothing says champion like sweeping the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - October 29, 2016 - Matt Sheppard, the driver of the FX Caprara No. 9s Big Block Modified, made a mark in history this weekend as he broke a record and won his fifth Super DIRTcar Series Championship. Sheppard proved once again that he was the man to beat Saturday night during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"This place was so racy tonight," said Sheppard in victory lane. "These big blocks put on a heck of a show tonight. We were racing two, three, four wide there. Last time we started on the pole and led the whole race. I was happy to get that win and tonight was even more satisfying. Starting in the back a little bit further and driving through the field. I just can't say enough about this racecar. It was just fantastic."

Pat Ward and Justin Haers led the 29-car field to the initial green flag. On the drop of the green, a four-car battle for the lead emerged as Ward, Hears, Brett Hearn and Billy Decker all ran wire-to-wire - until Haers took the lead and pulled away from the field on lap two.

Decker, who started fifth, slid his way into third as he began to chase down Ward.

It didn't take long for eighth place starter, Sheppard, to make his way into the picture as he slipped his way under Tim Fuller and advanced into fifth on lap ten.

The first caution of the night was brought out due to a slow moving Mike Mahaney.

Racing once again resumed but not for long as Ryan Watt made hard contact with the turn one wall on lap 12.

Keith Flach, Erick Rudolph and Mike Maresca made contact going into turn three, sending Flach flipping on lap 14.

The third restart of the night saw Hearn running the outside line as Sheppard tried to sneak up underneath him. Hearn didn't give up that easily as he managed to close the door on Sheppard.

Justin Haers held a steady lead at the halfway mark over Ward, Decker, Hearn and Sheppard.

The battle for third began to heat up as Hearn and Sheppard started closing in on Decker on lap 24.

Wight soon made his way into the picture as four cars began to battle side-by-side for the third position.

As the battle for third continued, Haers caught the back end of the pack with just eight laps remaining.

Sheppard was a man on the move as he moved his way into third on lap 32 then soon began to close in on Ward.

Sheppard charged hard into one and slid up out of two to pass Ward for second on lap 35.

Haers got out of shape coming out of turn four and Sheppard was there to take advantage. Sheppard blew by Hears on the front stretch and went on to take the lead on lap 36.

Another yellow was thrown with two laps to go due to a slowing Tyler Dippel.

Ward took advantage of the lap 38 restart as he drove by Haers for second, setting his sights on Sheppard.

Ward ran out of time and fell one spot short as Sheppard crossed the line first over Ward, Haers, Hearn and Wight to sweep the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and to capture his fifth Super DIRTcar Series Championship.

"It's like we flipped a light switch there about halfway and that thing just took off like a missile," Sheppard said. "When I could see Justin and Pat there I wanted to win this race again. I didn't want to settle for third. Thankfully this car was good enough that we could do it."

Ward had a competitive car as it showed this weekend during World Finals by placing his No. 42p Big Block Modified in the top five in both features.

"Sheppard has had a very dominant car. You can't say enough about the way he's been running," Ward said. "Justin bobbled one time and it just happened to be when Matt was up under me and I was just kind of hoping Justin did that sooner so I could get by. It was a heck of a race between the three of us."

Friday nights second place finisher was looking to get the job done and move one spot forward but ended up closing out the season with a third place finish.

"We'll take it. We were on a little bit different tire than Pat and Matt," Haers said. "I wanted to move down because the top was getting so far out there, my right front was harder than both of these guys. I just couldn't turn anymore, then I'd get lose up off.

A true podium finish in Charlotte, we can't complain."

"I honestly didn't know how many laps were left," laughed Sheppard. "I knew there couldn't be a ton. I was running just as hard as I could and luckily we were able to get to the lead. When we got the lead it was kind of a sigh of relief. Again, I didn't want to see that yellow at the end but just like last night this car is so good. It felt good to win the race last night but to do it the way we did it tonight felt even better."

Sheppard proved early on in the season that his new team combination was a force to reckoned with. "It's kind of funny, we started off good in Florida and came out strong. Then the first series race at Fulton I think I finished seventeenth or something, it was awful. Then after that it was like we just really got rolling. I mean twelve series wins in one year, wow, that's unbelievable. I think we even had four or five seconds too. When you can finish first or second in 17 of the races that's pretty impressive. It just goes to show we built a potent team this winter. We had all the right parts, crew, car, engines, the whole deal. Everybody and everything did its job. It's just a dream season."

Matt Sheppard was no stranger to doing the confetti dance in victory lane this year as he broke the record for the most wins in a season and clinched the Super DIRTcar Series championship, for the fifth time.

A-Main (40 laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 42p-Pat Ward, 3. 3-Justin Haers, 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 5. 99l-Larry Wight, 6. 27j-Danny Johnson, 7. 19-Tim Fuller, 8. 91-Billy Decker, 9. 84-Gary Tomkins, 10. 18h-Peter Britten, 11. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 12. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 13. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 14. 01-Chris Raabe, 15. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 17. 6m-Mat Williamson, 18. 1-Tyler Dippel, 19. 10h-Dave Blaney, 20. 35-Frank Cozze, 21. 66-Rick Laubach, 22. 19b-Brett Kresley, 23. 7m-Mike Maresca, 24. 43-Keith Flach, 25. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 26. 14w-Ryan Watt, 27. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 28. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 29. 88m-Mike Mahaney

Last-Chance Showdown No. 1: 1. 43- Keith Flach; 2. 35- Frank Cozze; 3. 19b - Brett Kresley; 4. 07 - Tim Kerr; 5. 13 - Rick Regalski Jr.; 6. 21 - Gary Edwards Jr.; 7. 37m - Jeremiah Shingledecker; 8. 48T - Dave Rauscher; 9. 747 - Ryan Godown; 10. 17J - Matt Janiak; 11. 19w - Justin Wright.

Last-Chance Showdown No. 2: 1. 15 - Billy Pauch Jr.; 2. 43h - Jimmy Horton; 3. 115- Kenny Tremont Jr.; 4. 8- Rich Scagliotta; 5. 96 - Jean-Francois Corriveau; 6. 6h- Max McLaughlin; 7. 88m - Mike Mahaney; 8. R13- Ralph McBride; 9. 88-Joe August Jr.

Saturday Heat 1 - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 2. 14w-Ryan Watt, 3. 01-Chris Raabe, 4. 7m-Mike Maresca, 5. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 6. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 7. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 9. 17J-Matt Janiak

Saturday Heat 2 - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 4. 10h-Dave Blaney, 5. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 8. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker

Saturday Heat 3 - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 84-Gary Tomkins, 4. 25r-Erick Rudilph, 5. 747-Ryan Godown, 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 9. 19w-Justin Wright

Saturday Heat 4 - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 4. 27J-Danny Johnson, 5. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 6. 43-Keith Flach, 7. 5h-Chris Hile, 8. 66x-Carey Terrance, 9. 88-Joe August Jr.

Saturday Heat 5 - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 2. 1-Tyler Dippel, 3. 66-Rick Laubach, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. 19-Brett Kresley, 6. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 7. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 8. R13-Ralph McBridge

Saturday Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 01-Chris Raabe, 16.050; 2. 7m-Mike Maresaca, 16.092; 3. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.196; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.212; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.251; 6. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 16.295; 7. 17j-Matt Janiak, 16.304; 8. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 16.577; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.740; 10. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 33.580

Saturday Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 15.860; 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.962; 3. 10h-Dave Blaney, 16.027; 4. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.108; 5. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 16.152; 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney,16.407; 7. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 16.451; 8. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.527; 9. 35-Frank Cozze, 32.704

Saturday Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.955; 2. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.073; 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 16.097; 4. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.098; 5. 07-Tim Kerr, 16.155; 6. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.170; 7. 747-Ryan Godown, 16.292; 8. Max McLaughlin, 16.295; 9. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 16.538

Saturday Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 15.878; 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 15.898; 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.037; 4. 43-Keith Flach, 16.039; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.278; 6. 5h-Chris Hile, 16.280; 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 16.345; 8. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 16.355; 9. 88-Joe August Jr., 16.780

Saturday Group 5 Qualifier - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.913; 2. 66-Rick Laubach, 16.006; 3. 1-Tyler Dippel, 16.216; 4. 19b-Brett Kresley, 16.216; 5. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.339; 6. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 16.453; 7. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 16.465; 8. R13-Ralph McBride, 17.513; 9. 11R-Robbie Bellinger, NT

Contact: Colby Gorniewicz
World of Outlaws PR
704-707-0229 | cgorniewicz@dirtcar.com

Sheppard Scores Record Breaking Victory at World Finals

Cruises to eleventh Super DIRTcar Series win

By Mandee Pauch

CONCORD, N.C. - October 28, 2016 - Matt Sheppard won his eleventh Super DIRTcar Series feature in style by setting a new series record for the most wins in a season Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals.

Sheppard started off World Finals strong by winning his heat and drawing the pole for the 40-lap main event. It was smooth sailing from there on out.

"This car is awesome," said Sheppard in victory lane. "It's been awesome since we got here. We haven't had to touch a thing on it. When you have a car that good it makes my life easy.

We started our own team here this winter and to come out and have a record-breaking year like this, I never would have dreamed of it."

Sheppard and Justin Haers led the 28-car field to the initial green flag.

Mat Williamson was on the move early as he passed Dave Blaney for third-place on the third lap of the 40-lap feature event.

Sheppard drew off a sizable lead over Haers as he caught the tail end of the field by lap eight.

Sheppard worked his way through heavy traffic allowing Haers to close in by lap 15.

Haers began to put pressure on Sheppard in lapped traffic as he looked to make his move. Haers shot up high opening the door for Blaney to dive under him in turn one to take over second. Haers didn't give up though as the battle for second began to heat up.

"We got stock there behind a couple lapped cars and I got to his back bumper, I was going to try and take a couple laps and just try to roll him on the outside," Haers said. "As soon as I did it Blaney went by me so I had to try and get back by him. I was just trying to protect the bottom."

Sheppard led the field to the halfway mark over Blaney, Haers, Williamson and Pat Ward.

Ward made a flawless move as he slid under Williamson but Williamson didn't give up as he passed him back for fourth. It wasn't for long until Ward once again took fourth place.

The first caution of the night was brought out with eight laps remaining.

Ward took advantage of the first restart of the night as he advanced himself into third.

The second caution of the night was due to a tangle up between Mike Mahaney and Jimmy Horton in turns three and four on lap 35.

Racing once again resumed with five laps remaining as Sheppard led the way over Haers, Ward, Wight and Decker.

The caution flag flew once again as Max McLaughlin came to a complete stop on the backstretch with four laps remaining.

There was one more caution of the night and it was due to Keith Flach who spun in turns three and four with one lap to go.

On the ensuing restart Decker shot to the outside of Haers as he tried to make the move of the night but it didn't happen as Haers immediately closed the door for second-place.

At the checkered it was all Sheppard taking the win and breaking the all-time Super DIRTcar Series record which was set back in 2008 by Decker. Brett Hearn previously held the record before Decker which was set back in 2002.

"You feel like you're getting a good rhythm and you're rolling along there pretty good and you see the yellow come out," Sheppard said. "I really didn't want to see that yellow there on lap 39. The car was so good we were able to hold on. I'm just really excited to get this win down here in Charlotte. What a dream season."

Tickets and pit passes for the 2016 Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals are still available by visiting the ticket booths at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

If you are unable to make it to this premier event, www.DIRTvision.com will be covering all the action LIVE!

Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Oct. 28, 2016; The Dirt Track at Charolotte, Concord, N.C.

A-Main (40 laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 3-Justin Haers, 3. 91-Billy Decker, 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 6. 99l-Larry Wight, 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 8. 84-Gary Tomkins, 9. 44-Stewart Friesen, 10. 20-Brett Hearn, 11. 6m-Mat Williamson, 12. 19-Tim Fuller, 13. 1-Tyle Dippel, 14. 18h-Peter Britten, 15. 01-Chris Raabe, 16. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 17. 43-Keith Flach, 18. 19b-Brett Kressley, 19. 5h-Chris Hile, 20. 35-Frank Cozze, 21. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 22. 747-Ryan Godown, 23. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 24. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 25. 6h-Max McLaughln, 26. 10h-Dave Blaney, 27. 14w-Ryan Watt, 28. 8-Rich Scagliotta

Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps)- 1. 5H- Chris Hile, 2. 6H - Max McLaughlin, 3. 19b - Brett Kresley, 4. 07 - Tim Kerr, 5. 15- Billy Pauch Jr., 6. 19w - Justin Wright, 7. 48T- Dave Rauscher, 8. 115- Kenny Tremont Jr., 9. 66- Rick Laubach, 10. 17J - Matt Janiak, 11. 88- Joe August Jr., 12. 01- Chris Raabe.

Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 laps)- 1. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 2. 84-Gary Tomkins, 3. 8- Rich Scagliotta, 4. 7m- Mike Maresca, 5. 96- Jean-Francois Corriveau, 6. 13- Rick Regalski Jr., 7. 66x- Carey Terrence, 8. 37m - Jeremiah Shingledecker, 9. 21 - Gary Edwards Jr., 10. R13- Ralph McBride, 11. 19- Tim Fuller, 12. 35- Frank Cozze.

Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 15.971; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 15.980; 3. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 16.073; 4. 37m -Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.099; 5. 747-Ryan Godown, 16.205; 6. 88-Joe August Jr., 16.355; 7. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 16.370; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.777; 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 17.911; DQ: 19b-Brett Kresley

Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 10h-Dave Blaney, 15.686; 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 15.789; 3.
25R-Erick Rudolph, 15.817; 4. 5H-Chris Hile, 15.967; 5. O7-Tim Kerr, 16.047; 6. 17J-Matt Janiak, 16.134; 7. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 16.150; 8. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.318; 9. 35-Frank Cozze, NT

Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 15.867; 2. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 15.902; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 15.954; 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 15.973; 5. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.040; 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.147; 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 16.229; 8. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 16.464; DQ: 66-Rick Laubach

Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99L-Larry Wight, 15.582; 2. 91-Billy Decker, 15.680; 3.
88m-Mike Mahaney, 15.710; 4. O1-Chris Raabe, 15.875; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.137 DQ: 19-Tim Fuller, 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 6h-Max McLaughlin, 13-Rick Regalski

Group 5 Qualifier - 1. 43-Keith Flach, 15.756; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 15.809; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.888; 4.15-Billy Pauch Jr., 15.902; 5. 1-Tyler Dippel, 15.999; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 16.152; 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 16.157; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.212; 9. 11r-Robbie Bellinger, NT

Heat 1 - 1. 6m-Mat Williamson, 2. 42p-Pat Ward, 3. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 4. 747-Ryan Godown, 5. 66m- J.R. McGinley, 6. 19b-Brett Kresley, 7. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 8. 88-Joe August Jr., 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins

Heat 2 - 1. 10h-Dave Blaney, 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 4. 14w-Ryan Watt, 5. 5h-Chris Hile, 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 9. 17J-Matt Janiak

Heat 3 - 1. 3-Justin Hears, 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 3. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 5. 84-Gary Tomkins, 6. 66-Rick Laubach, 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 8. 19w-Justin Wright, 9. 21-Gary Edwards Jr.

Heat 4 - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 91-Billy Decker, 3. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 4. 27j-Danny Johnson, 5. 01-Chris Raabe, 6. 19-Tim Fuller, 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 8. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 9. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr.

Heat 5 - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 3. 1-Tyler Dippel, 4. 43-Keith Flach, 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 6. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 9. 11r-Robbie Bellinger

Contact: Colby Gorniewicz
World of Outlaws PR
704-707-0229 | cgorniewicz@dirtcar.com

Over 160 Cars Took to the Track for Qualifying During Night One of Bad Boy World of Outlaws World Finals

Thursday's Qualifying sets lineups for Friday and Saturday's Portion of Bad Boy Off Road World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. - October 28, 2016 - On a warm and clear October night, over 160 race cars from the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, and the Big-Block Modifieds from the Super DIRTcar Series took to the four-tenths-mile oval for night one of the Bad Boy World of Outlaws World Finals for qualifying.

Qualifying from Thursday's portion of the 3-day Bad Boy World Finals event sets the line-ups for Friday and Saturday's program.

Super DIRTcar Series

Thursday's Big-Block Modified Qualifiers and Heats Set Line-Ups for Friday and Saturday's Events.

The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds took on The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday night as they completed the first night of the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals with group time trials and heat races to help construct Friday and Saturday's feature events.

Forty-Six Big-Block Modifieds made the trek down to The Dirt Track at Charlotte to take center stage at the most prestigious dirt racing event in the country.

The Big-Block Modifieds were the first cars to hit the track during Thursday night's qualifying festivities. Larry Wight was the fastest overall in the Friday night group time trial session with a time of 15.582 seconds. In the Saturday night portion Justin Haers set fastest overall with a time of 15.860 seconds. Both drivers received the Pole Position Raceway Fast Time Award.

Four cars transferred out of the heat races and into each of the A-mains. The winners of each heat will redraw for their starting positions. Friday nights heat races were won by Mat Williamson, Dave Blaney, Justin Haers, Larry Wight and Matt Sheppard. Saturday nights heat races were won by Pat Ward, Haers, Brett Hearn, Wight and Billy Decker.

Day two of the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals will get underway on Friday at 4pm for hot laps. The two remaining consolations will be the driver's last chance to qualify for Friday night's 40-lap feature.

Friday Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 15.971; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 15.980; 3. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 16.073; 4. 37m -Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.099; 5. 747-Ryan Godown, 16.205; 6. 88-Joe August Jr., 16.355; 7. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 16.370; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.777; 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 17.911; DQ: 19b-Brett Kresley

Friday Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 10h-Dave Blaney, 15.686; 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 15.789; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 15.817; 4. 5H-Chris Hile, 15.967; 5. O7-Tim Kerr, 16.047; 6. 17J-Matt Janiak, 16.134; 7. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 16.150; 8. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.318; 9. 35-Frank Cozze, NT

Friday Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 15.867; 2. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 15.902; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 15.954; 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 15.973; 5. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.040; 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.147; 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 16.229; 8. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 16.464; DQ: 66-Rick Laubach

Friday Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99L-Larry Wight, 15.582; 2. 91-Billy Decker, 15.680; 3.88m-Mike Mahaney, 15.710; 4. O1-Chris Raabe, 15.875; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.137 DQ: 19-Tim Fuller, 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 6h-Max McLaughlin, 13-Rick Regalski

Friday Group 5 Qualifier - 1. 43-Keith Flach, 15.756; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 15.809; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.888; 4.15-Billy Pauch Jr., 15.902; 5. 1-Tyler Dippel, 15.999; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 16.152; 7.66x-Carey Terrance, 16.157; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.212; 9. 11r-Robbie Bellinger, NT

Friday Heat 1 - 1. 6m-Mat Williamson, 2. 42p-Pat Ward, 3. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 4. 747-Ryan Godown, 5. 66m- J.R. McGinley, 6. 19b-Brett Kresley, 7. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 8. 88-Joe August Jr., 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins

Friday Heat 2 - 1. 10h-Dave Blaney, 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 4. 14w-Ryan Watt, 5. 5h-Chris Hile, 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 9. 17J-Matt Janiak

Friday Heat 3 - 1. 3-Justin Hears, 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 3. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 5. 84-Gary Tomkins, 6. 66-Rick Laubach, 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 8. 19w-Justin Wright, 9. 21-Gary Edwards Jr.

Friday Heat 4 - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 91-Billy Decker, 3. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 4. 27j-Danny Johnson, 5. 01-Chris Raabe, 6. 19-Tim Fuller, 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 8. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 9. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr.

Friday Heat 5 - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 3. 1-Tyler Dippel, 4. 43-Keith Flach, 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 6. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 9. 11r-Robbie Bellinger

Saturday Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 01-Chris Raabe, 16.050; 2. 7m-Mike Maresaca, 16.092; 3. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.196; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.212; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.251; 6. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 16.295; 7. 17j-Matt Janiak, 16.304; 8. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 16.577; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.740; 10. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 33.580

Saturday Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 15.860; 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.962; 3. 10h-Dave Blaney, 16.027; 4. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.108; 5. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 16.152; 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney,16.407; 7. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 16.451; 8. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.527; 9. 35-Frank Cozze, 32.704

Saturday Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.955; 2. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.073; 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 16.097; 4. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.098; 5. 07-Tim Kerr, 16.155; 6. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.170; 7. 747-Ryan Godown, 16.292; 8. Max McLaughlin, 16.295; 9. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 16.538

Saturday Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 15.878; 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 15.898; 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.037; 4. 43-Keith Flach, 16.039; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.278; 6. 5h-Chris Hile, 16.280; 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 16.345; 8. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 16.355; 9. 88-Joe August Jr., 16.780

Saturday Group 5 Qualifier - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.913; 2. 66-Rick Laubach, 16.006; 3. 1-Tyler Dippel, 16.216; 4. 19b-Brett Kresley, 16.216; 5. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.339; 6. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 16.453; 7. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 16.465; 8. R13-Ralph McBride, 17.513; 9. 11R-Robbie Bellinger, NT

Saturday Heat 1 - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 2. 14w-Ryan Watt, 3. 01-Chris Raabe, 4. 7m-Mike Maresca, 5. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 6. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 7. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 9. 17J-Matt Janiak

Saturday Heat 2 - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 4. 10h-Dave Blaney, 5. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 8. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker

Saturday Heat 3 - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 84-Gary Tomkins, 4. 25r-Erick Rudilph, 5. 747-Ryan Godown, 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 9. 19w-Justin Wright

Saturday Heat 4 - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 4. 27J-Danny Johnson, 5. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 6. 43-Keith Flach, 7. 5h-Chris Hile, 8. 66x-Carey Terrance, 9. 88-Joe August Jr.

Saturday Heat 5 - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 2. 1-Tyler Dippel, 3. 66-Rick Laubach, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. 19-Brett Kresley, 6. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 7. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 8. R13-Ralph McBridge

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series

McCreadie and Richards Set the Pace for Qualifying at Bad Boy Off Road World Finals

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday for the first night of the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals. It was not a slow ease into the weekend of racing for the 69 Late Model drivers, as they had to hit the dirt hot and heavy to claim their spots in the feature for the next two evenings of World Finals right off the bat.

The night held one round of Hot Laps and two rounds of Time Trials for The Outlaw Late Models. The first round of Time Trials set the lineup for Friday's Heat Races and likewise the second round of Time Trials placed the drivers for Saturday's Heat Races.

Tim McCreadie hit the track with authority and showed no mercy to his opponents as he claimed the fastest time during the first round of Time Trials with a lap time of 14.761. Only seven drivers of the 69 cars entered were able to break a 15-second lap time including: Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Dale Hollidge, Austin Smith, Josh Richards and Dale McDowell.

McCreadie held the fastest lap overall and the fastest in Flight A. Richards took the top spot for Flight B with a 14.809 lap time.

"You know qualifying means a lot and usually in the heats it's fairly tacky. It's hard to make a lot of time up so you know going out there and putting on a good lap it helps. That's why we're here -- we want to line up out front in the clean air," said McCreadie.

In round two of Time Trials, Richards held on to the fastest lap with a time of 14.876. He was the only driver to break the 15-second barrier during the second round. Richards was the fastest in his flight and the fastest over all. McCreadie held on to be the fastest in Flight B with a 15.052.

After taking over tonight's fastest time in his flight, ultimately granting him a starting position on the front row for both of his Heat Races on Friday and Saturday, Richards is gaining ground on beating the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series single-season win record which he is only one feature-win away from claiming. Although tonight McCreadie proved tonight he may be the man to beat as he and Richards claimed the top positions for both rounds of Time Trials.

"Everywhere we go we want to win, that's why we do it," said McCreadie. "We work pretty hard on this car and we put it together and did some practicing with it and it's been a lot of effort from everybody on this car so it's exciting to see it happen, well at least in qualifying so far. We want to win, we want them both, if we're lucky."

Friday Qualifying: Group A:1. 39- Tim McCreadie, 14.761; 2. 44- Chris Madden, 14.766; 3. 25- Shane Clanton 14.893; 4. 0 Dale Hollidge 14.980; 5. 11- Austin Smith 14.999; 6. 15s-Donny Schatz, 15.010; 7. 28E Dennis Erb Jr., 15.022; 8. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr., 15.050; 9. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr., 15.115; 10. 22- Chris Ferguson, 15.166; 11- 93 Donald Bradsher, 15.212; 12- C9- Steve Casebolt, 15.212; 13. 111-Steven Roberts, 15.214; 14. 22*- G.R. Smith, 15.216; 15. 111B- Max Blair, 15.216; 16. 18- Eric Wells, 15.226; 17. 71- Hudson O'Neal, 15.237; 18. 40- Kyle Bronson, 15.215; 19-49R Brian Ruhlman, 15.286; 20. 22E- Russel Erwin, 15.326; 21. C8- Timothy Culp, 15.350; 22.1V Jeremy Miller, 15.353; 23. 3s- Brian Shirley, 15.378; 24. 91- Tyler Erb, 15.378; 25. 32- Daulton Wilson, 15.490; 26. 7r- Ross Robinson, 15.512; 27. 76- Brandon Overton, 15.529; 28. D8- Dustin Mitchell, 15.601; 29. 82- Andy Fries, 15.618; 30. 89w- Justin Williams; 31. 1G- Ryan King, 15.790; 32. 31- Bob Gordon, 15.853; 33. 42- Doug Sanders, 15.950; 34. 92- Nick Davis, 16.431; 35. 2c- Joey Coulter (DNS)

Friday Qualifying: Group B:1. 1- Josh Richards, 14.809; 2. 17M- Dale McDowell, 14.946; 3. 15L- Darrell Lanigan, 15.096; 4. 5- Don O'Neal, 15.179; 5. 72c- Jason Covert; 6. 00- Jesse Stovall, 15.259; 7. 7- Rick Eckert, 15.276; 8. 18c- Chase Junghans, 15.291; 9. 18s- Robbie Scott, 15.306; 10. 28- Tyler Carpenter, 15.321; 11. 25z- Mason Zeigler, 15.338; 12. 4-D's- Chad Hollenbeck, 15.367; 13. 1M- Willie Milliken, 15.398; 14. 1* Chub Frank, 15.435; 15. 87- Ross Bailes, 15.442; 16. 25F- Jason Feger, 15.444; 17. 14H- Tyler Horst, 15.469; 18. 14M- Morgan Bagley, 15.482; 19. 2H Nick Hoffman, 15.488; 20. 16- Steve Francis, 15.525; 21. R1- Riley Hickman, 15.562; 22. 15- Dean Bowen, 15.566; 23. 6- Jonathan Davenport, 15.576; 24. 24- Kenny Morelan, 15.608; 25. 23- Michael Rouse, 15.651; 26. 93L- Pancho Lawler, 15.677; 27. 77- Jordan Yaggy, 15.682; 28. '09- Johnny Pursley, 15.752; 29. 2M- Allen Murray, 15.797; 30. 99B- Boom Briggs, 15.838; 31. Brian Ledbetter, 16.250; 32. 62- Blake Spencer, 16.442; 33. P3- Jeff Robertson, 17.626; DQ. 72- Dan Stone, 15.534.

Saturday Qualifying: Group A: 1. 1- Josh Richards, 14.876; 2. 22 - Chris Madden, 15.031; 3. C9 - Steve Casebolt, 15.237; 4. 5- Don O'Neal, 15.239; 5. 22- Chris Ferguson, 15.285; 6. 1*- Chub Frank, 15.352; 7. 93-Donald Bradsher, 15.355; 8. 22*- G.R. Smith, 15.373; 9. 18 - Eric Wells, 15.378; 10. 111- Steven Roberts, 15.450; 11. 82- Andy Fries, 15.470; 12. 1M- Willie Milliken, 15.475; 13. 18s- Robbie Scott, 15.493; 14. 14H- Tyler Horst, 15.534; 15. 40-Kyle Bronson, 15.585; 16. 15- Dean Bowen, 15.600; 17. 77- Jordan Yaggy, 15.613; 18. 87- Ross Bailes, 15.650; 19. 49R- Brian Ruhlman, 15.663; 20. 99jr - Frank Heckenast Jr., 15.674; 21. 4-D's- Chad Hollenbeck, 15.687; 22. 76- Brandon Overton, 15.696; 23. '09-Johnny Pursley, 15.732; 24. 72-Dan Stone, 15.881; 25. 23- Michael Rouse, 15.904; 26. 16- Steve Francis, 15.920; 27. 99B- Boom Briggs, 16.104; 28. 31- Bob Gordon, 16.132; 29. 6s- Blake Spencer, 16.321; 30. 2H- Nick Hoffman, 16.847; 31. P3- Jeff Robertson, 17.608; DNS: D8-Dustin Mitchell; 89W- Justin Williams; 1V- Jeremy Miller; 22E- Russell Erwin.

Saturday Qualifying Group B: 1. 39- Tim McCreadie, 15.052; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell, 15.134; 3. 25-Shane Clanton, 15.159; 4. 0- Dale Hollidge, 15.202; 5. 15s- Donny Schatz, 15.256; 6. 28E - Dennis Erb Jr., 15.324; 7. 7- Rick Eckert, 15.351; 8. 72c - Jason Covert, 15.363; 9. 15L - Darrel Lanigan, 15.390; 10. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr., 15.394; 11. 18c- Chase Junghans, 15.404; 12. 111B- Max Blair, 15.434; 13. 71- Hudson O'Neal, 15.442; 14. 14M- Morgan Bagley, 15.569; 15. 11- Austin Smith, 15.652; 16. R1 - Riley Hickman, 15.697; 17. C8- Timothy Culp, 15.702; 18. 91- Tyler Erb, 15.714; 19. 6 - Jonathan Davenport, 15.715; 20. 28- Tyler Carpenter, 15.727; 21. 32- Daulton Wilson, 15.748; 22. 24- Kenny Moreland, 15.748; 23. 2c- Joey Coulter, 15.754; 24. 1G-Ryan King, 15.793; 25. 25z-Mason Zeigler, 15.805l 26. 42- Doug Sanders, 15.848; 27. 93L- Pancho Lawler, 15.861; 28. 92- Nick Davis, 15.955; 29. '00-Jesse Stovall, 15.992; 30. '07- Brian Ledbetter, 16.158; 31. 7r- Ross Robinson, 16.224; 32. 2M- Allen Murray, 16.443; 33. 3s- Brian Shirley, 16.758; 34. 25F-Jason Feger , NT.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series

Hodnett, Stewart Record Quick Time at World Finals - Will lead the charge in heats Friday and Saturday

Greg Hodnett and Shane Stewart share the spoils of recording quick times for the first night of the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Both will lead their respective heats into the green flag during the Friday and Saturday program.

Hodnett, who recorded the third fastest time in hot laps earlier in the program, bested the field with a 12.633. The Memphis, Tenn. sprint car veteran placed second earlier this month at the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series show at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. This time, Hodnett will lead the 49-car field into Friday's heat races.

"The track's really nice. They did a great job," said Hodnett, who learned in hot laps to cut through the bottom of turns three and four. "In hot laps we were running through the middle, but the bottom got a little better. In our last lap in hot laps, I moved down and it was pretty quick. We made it stick in [turns three and four]. I think that was the key in our qualifying lap."

Hodnett, 41, topped World of Outlaws frontrunner Daryn Pittman in the first of two flights. Pittman, who was second fastest in hot laps, was beat by a .079-second margin. Stewart eventually split the two, clocking-in at 12.644 in the following group. Stewart ultimately recorded the second fastest time of both flights behind Hodnett.

"I was able to watch Hodnett's lap before I went out," Stewart said. "Being low on the racetrack helped us a little bit. [The track is] tricky. You got to be low, but you can't be so low where you hit the tires. So, [turns] three and four I felt like I gave up a little time. I wish I would have been a little lower on the second lap in [turn] three and four. We probably would have had quick time."

In the second session of qualifying to decide Saturday's heat lineups, Stewart traded quick time honors with Hodnett. Hodnett, who followed-up his strong performance with the fastest time in the first flight, ultimately fell to Stewart and two other series regulars in the second flight. Stewart's 12.826 lap time was .101 seconds faster than Hodnett's mark.

Platinum drivers Pittman and Joey Saldana jumped Hodnett for second and third fastest.
Hodnett said in turns three and four the track was slick, but fast enough where it "induced grip" with the winged sprints. Stewart admitted he could have wheeled his racecar deeper into the corners, and for the second session he did just that.

"It honestly felt like people were losing a little ground in [turn] four," Stewart said. "I knew if I could get off that corner a little lower on the exit than the guys ahead of me, then I knew my lap was going to be pretty good. I knew the guys ahead were running the top in turns one and two and low in three and four. After I qualified, I felt like I could have run the car low in [turns] one and two. It's all about getting in the front row of your heat. Confidence is crucial, and hopefully we can capitalize."

Friday Qualifying: 1. 27- Greg Hodnett, 12.633; 2. 2- Shane Stewart, 12.644; 3. 9- Daryn Pittman, 12.712; 4. 49- Brad Sweet, 12.719; 5. 1S- Logan Schuchart, 12.760; 6. 5- David Gravel, 12.785; 7. 18- Ian Madsen, 12.848; 8. 19- Paige Polyak, 12.848; 9. 7S- Jason Sides, 12.856; 10. 15- Donny Schatz, 12.909; 11. 2M- Brent Marks, 12.982; 12. 5W- Lucas Wolfe, 12.985; 13. 11K- Kraig Kinser, 12.986; 14. 49H- Doug Esh, 12.992; 15. 3Z- Brock Zearfoss, 13.049; 16. W20- Greg Wilson, 13.049; 17. 67- Tanner Thorson, 13.074; 18. 3G- Carson Macedo, 13.090; 19. 17W- Kerry Madsen, 13.099; 20. 23C- Tyler Courtney, 13.120; 21. 25- Tyler Bear, 13.173; 22. OO- Dane Lorenc, 13.190; 23. 17B- Bill Balog, 13.228; 24. 4S- Danny Smith, 13.318; 25. 13- Clyde Knipp, 13.565; 26. 1B- Dale Blaney, 12.852; 27. 10H- Chad Kemenah, 12.854; 28. 41- Jason Johnson, 12.856; 29. 83- Joey Saldana, 12.875; 30. 51S- Stevie Smith, 12.923; 31. 2L- Danny Lasoski,12.926; 32. 49X- Tim Shaffer, 12.934; 33. 21- Brian Brown, 12.934; 34. 71M- Dave Blaney, 12.947; 35. 48- Danny Dietrich, 12.959; 36. 7- Paul McMahan,13.046; 37. 93- Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.055; 38. 4- Cole Duncan, 13.072; 39. 99- Brady Bacon, 13.128; 40. 1A- Jac Haudenschild, 13.146; 41. 94- Ryan Smith, 13.159; 42. 2MX- Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.204; 43. 23- Trey Starks, 13.208; 44. 77X- Parker Price-Miller, 13.299; 45. 23M- Lance Moss, 13.355; 46. 82- Sammy Swindell, 13.378; 47. 91- Chad Boespflug, 13.417; 48. A67- Cale Conley,13.541; 49. 27G- Jay Galloway, 14.051

Saturday Qualifying: 1. 2- Shane Stewart, 12.826; 2. 9- Daryn Pittman, 12.829; 3. 83- Joey Saldana, 12.840; 4. 27- Greg Hodnett, 12.927; 5. 5- David Gravel, 12.933; 6. 1S- Logan Schuchart, 12.941; 7. 15- Donny Schatz, 12.946; 8. 41- Jason Johnson, 12.958; 9. 49- Brad Sweet, 12.960; 10. 18- Ian Madsen, 12.965; 11. 49X- Tim Shaffer, 12.975; 12. 2L- Danny Lasoski, 12.982 13. 93- Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.000; 14. 71M- Dave Blaney, 13.011; 15. 19- Paige Polyak, 13.029; 16. 51S- Stevie Smith, 13.046; 17. 99- Brady Bacon, 13.057; 18. 17B - Bill Balog, 13.070; 19. 21- Brian Brown, 13.080; 20. 94- Ryan Smith, 13.080; 21. 48- Danny Dietrich, 13.086; 22. 10H- Chad Kemenah, 13.088; 23. 1B- Dale Blaney, 13.098; 24. 5W- Lucas Wolfe, 13.101; 25. 3- Garson Macedo, 13.123; 26. 1A- Jac Haudenschild, 13.145; 27. 23- Trey Starks, 13.152; 28. 2M- Brent Marks, 13.152; 29. 11K- Kraig Kinser, 13.167; 30. 82- Sammy Swindell, 13.171; 31. 2MX- Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.174; 32. 3Z- Brock Zearfoss, 13.196; 33. 7- Paul McMahan, 13.224; 34. 17W- Kerry Madsen, 13.225; 35. 4- Cole Duncan, 13.230; 36. 7S- Jason Sides, 13.252; 37. 67- Tanner Thorson, 13.267; 38. 49H- Doug Esh, 13.314; 39. 23C- Tyler Courtney, 13.378; 40. 77X- Parker Price-Miller, 13.382; 41. A67- Cale Conley, 13.393; 42. 25- Tyler Bear, 13.400; 43. W20- Greg Wilson, 13.450; 44. 91- Chad Boespflug, 13.495; 45. 13- Clyde Knipp, 13.548; 46. 23M- Lance Moss, 13.711; 47. OO- Dane Lorenc, 13.773; 48. 4S- Danny Smith, 13.783; 49. 27G- Jay Galloway, 13.964.

Tickets and pit passes for the 2016 Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals are still available by visiting the ticket booths at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

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Late-Race Heroics Score Friesen Fifth NAPA Super DIRT Week Crown

OSWEGO, N.Y. - October 9, 2016 - The 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week concluded with Sprackers, New York's Stewart Friesen, making a late-race pass to claim his third-straight, fifth overall NAPA Super DIRT Week Bud Light 200 and the $50,000 payday.

Tim Fuller in the 358-Modified division held off a charging Stewart Friesen in the Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 100 after leading wire-to-wire for the win. David Marcuccilli held on to win the Sportsman Chevy Performance 50 Championship. And Rob Yetman was victorious in the Pro Stock 30 Final.

Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds

Stewart Friesen is no stranger at doing the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week roof dance, which he did as he picked up his fifth NAPA Super DIRT Week victory Sunday night at Oswego Speedway. Friesen closed the books at Syracuse with a win last year and made history this year with the first ever dirt win at Oswego Speedway in the Halmar International No. 44 Big Block Modified.

"I'll tell you what, my guys worked so hard. The Halmar racing team did a great job. I have great teammates," Friesen said in victory lane. "I want to thank everyone for supporting this event. The track conditions were challenging, but that was an exciting race. Just standing up here on this thing with all of the great guys that won the Classic and the modified races is pretty damn cool. It's a dream come true. It's so surreal. I have to thank all of my people who got me to this point."

Bud Light 200 Results: 1. 44- Stewart Friesen, 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 3. 66x-Carey Terrance, 4. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 5. 39-Tim McCreadie, 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 7. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 8. 7M-Mike Maresca, 9.43H-Jimmy Horton, 10. 7X-Steve Paine, 11. 51M-Dominick Buffalino, 12. 126-Jeff Strunk, 13. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 14. 27J-Danny Johnson, 15. 35-Frank Cozze, 16. 99L-Larry Wight, 17. 25R-Eric Rudolph, 18. 6M-Mat Williamson, 19. 88M-Mike Mahaney, 20. 18H-Peter Britten, 21. 42P-Pat Ward, 22. 49-Billy Dunn, 23. 1RJ-Ronnie Johnson, 24. 43-Keith Flach, 25. 19-Tim Fuller , 26. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 27. 21-Yan Bussiere, 28. 14J-Alan Johnson, 29. 109-Billy Whittaker, 30. 93-Danny Varin, 31. 99-Ryan Phelps, 32. 7-Rick Laubach, 33. 7S-Michael Sabia, 34. 30-Jamie Mills, 35. 28P-Eldon Payne, 36. 10h-Dave Blaney, 37. 91-Billy Decker, 38. 6H-Max McLaughlin, 39. 3-Justin Haers, 40. 39t-Ryan Bartlett, 41. 3K-Tomy Kinsella, 42. 5h-Chris Hile, 43. 32C-Vic Coffey

358 Modifieds

Tim Fuller dominated the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series all week and continued his reign Sunday night at Oswego Speedway to win the Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 100 at the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Fuller started on the pole after setting fast time in Thursday's time trial session and won the first twin 25-lap heat on Friday night before leading every lap of Sunday's main event to complete the weekend sweep.

"Randy and Bob Slack, they brought a great car. We unloaded fast and finished up fast. It was a pleasure to drive. We're two-for-two in that car," said Fuller, who also won in the Slack-owned No.3rs 358 Modified earlier this season at Mohawk International Raceway.

Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 100 Results: 1. 3RS, Tim Fuller [1]; 2. 66, Stewart Friesen [10]; 3. 3J, Marc Johnson [5]; 4. 28, Gary Lindberg [7]; 5. 7M, Mike Maresca [15]; 6. R2J, Ronnie Johnson [17]; 7. 14J, Alan Johnson [18]; 8. 27J, Danny Johnson [12]; 9. ONE, David Hebert [14]; 10. 55, Brett Haas [38]; 11. 37S, Tommy Flannigan [31]; 12. 47S, Corey Wheeler [27]; 13. 25P, Michael Parent [21]; 14. 19N, Chad Phelps [34]; 15. 01, Chris Raabe [19]; 16. 19M, Jessie Mueller [16]; 17. 62, Erick Rudolph [13]; 18. 14, Matt Sheppard [4]; 19. 22C, Mario Clair [24]; 20. 23, Joey Ladouceur [33]; 21. 16W, Lance Willix [32]; 22. 02, Roy Bresnahan [37]; 23. 04, Mike Butler [22]; 24. 15, Kenny Tremont Jr [26]; 25. 27W, Nicholas Webb [39]; 26. 66X, Carey Terrance [6]; 27. 111, Demetrios Drellos [25]; 28. 88, David Allen [20]; 29. 96, JF Corriveau [41]; 30. 26, Rich Richner [28]; 31. 9, Billy Dunn [2]; 32. 55W, Matt Woodruff [36]; 33. 21D, Ryan Darcy [35]; 34. 46, Billy Decker [8]; 35. 20, Brett Hearn [3]; 36. 39T, Ryan Bartlett [23]; 37. 99L, Larry Wight [9]; 38. 42P, Pat Ward [11], 39. 8, Rich Scagliotta [29]; 40. 21, Yan Bussiere [30]; 41. 34, George Foley [40]; 42. 24, Patrick Dupree [42]; 43. 49, Donnie Elliott [43].

Sportsman Modifieds

Dave Marcuccilli battled the rigor of an extended race program Sunday night to win the Sportsman Chevy Performance 50 Championship at Oswego Speedway for the finale of the prestigious 45th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. Marcuccilli and company did not disappoint as the jam-packed crowd at the Clay Palace gave the week's last feature event a standing ovation.

The 30-car feature event was comprised of more than 60 percent native New Yorkers. Cayuga, N.Y. driver David Marcuccilli led the field into the green flag for 50 laps after recording the fastest lap in time trials on Friday with a 23.451.

In a nine-caution marathon, not one Sportsman driver conserved their race car. When the green flag waved, the two rows of 15 cars merged - some wasting no time to rub fenders with each other. Rocky Warner, who recorded the third fastest lap in time trials, made his push to the top from third place. The only driver separating him from leaving Oswego on a high note was Tyler Meeks.

Chevy Performance 50 Championship Results: 1. M1- David Marcuccilli [1]; 2. 4- Greg Martin [11]; 3. 1J- Rocky Warner [3]; 4. 28- Tyler Meeks [2]; 5. 33- Alex LaJoie [6]; 6. 234- Adam McAuliffe [18]; 7. 711- John Sowle [21]; 8. 15P- Adam Pierson [13]; 9. 94- Chris Burek [12]; 10. 27- Jeremy Pitts [17]; 11. 15B- Brianna Ladouceur [7]; 12. 10%- Timothy Hartman Jr. [16]; 13. 52- Jessica Power [19]; 14. 20k- Kyle Inman [15]; 15. 32R- Ron Davis III [5]; 16. 9x- Tyler Trump [9]; 17. 18R- Brad Rouse [14]; 18. 29k- Chris Cunningham [30]; 19. 34- Kevin Root [4]; 20. 18jr- Louie Jackson Jr. [22]; 21. 20d- Gregory Doust [27]; 22. 88c-Connor Dawdy [28]; 23. 35- Thomas Cook [23]; 24. 09- Connor Cleveland [20]; 25. 6- Matt Stangle [26]; 26. 92p- Martin Pelletier [8]; 27. 0- Shane Pecore [29]; 28. 1RH- Adam Hilton [25]; 29. 7F- Matt Farnham [24]; 30. 7- Cody McPherson [10]

Pro Stock

Rob Yetman claimed his fourth NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week title during the Pro Stock 30 Feature, but it wasn't an easy path to Victory Lane for anyone on the podium. "Super Dirt Week, whether it was at the mile or here, I have nothing to complain about. It's been good to me," Yetman said. "Just to be able to drive here or there... I love it."

Yetman started in the ninth position, and it wasn't until halfway through the feature (and many cautions) that he appeared in the top three, battling against PJ Peters, Jason Casey, Jim Normolye and Pete Stefanski to get there. He wasn't the only driver charging the front line from behind.

Nick Stone, who finished second tonight in the feature, almost didn't make the race. Stone didn't secure his starting spot until the Last Chance Qualifier, where he placed third. Only four drivers would make it to the feature from the showdown. He secured position 27 of 30 cars in the starting line up for the feature.

"Really, we had a fast car right from the beginning," said Stone. "We've been tweaking the car to make it a little bit better, but I just didn't let what happened [to me earlier today] bother me. We've come from the back to the front before, and that's when we just went with it. The key is to be patient and go with it. We had a blast out there"

Pro Stock 30 Feature Results: 7-Rob Yetman [8]. 27-Nick Stone [26]. 7N-Jim Normoyle [7]. 24- Robbie Speed [18]. 2- Pete Stefanski [11]. 93- Kenneth Martin Jr. [10]. 48- Jocelyn Roy [3]. 51- Jason Meltz [9]. 1x- Mike White [28]. 715- Gus Hollner [25]. 17- Jocelyn Chicoine [12]. 35- Ken Gates [27]. 73- PJ Peters [1]. 33- Bruno Cyr [20]. 324- Jason Casey [5]. 7D- Chucky Dumblewski [16]. 38- Steve Chaput [22]. 324- Jay Casey [14]. 88- CD Beauchamp [24]. 21S- David DePaulo [13]. 2H- Luke Horning [19]. 8- Marc Lalonde [23]. 315- Jonathan Routhier [4]. 6- Stephane Lebrun [17]. 00- Byron Wescott [21]. 4- Roch Aubin [29]. 97- Dan Older [15]. 315C- Rich Crane [2]. 4C- Dean Charbonneau [6]. 41- Rich Colesanti [30].

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week - Oswego is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: NAPA Auto Parts, I Love New York, Bud Light, Riccelli-Northern. Other Super DIRT Week sponsors include: Adecco, A-Verdi, Bart Contracting Inc, Beyea Headers, Bibbens Sales & Service, Camping World, Chevy Performance, CNY Golf Carts, Fast Shafts, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, FX Caprara, Gypsum Express, Henry's Exhaust Systems, Integra Racing Shocks, PAC Racing Springs, Tracey Road Equipment, Pole Position Raceway, Wrisco Aluminum.

Super DIRTcar Series sponsors: ASI, Bicknell, Bilstein, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Henry's Exhaust Systems, Impact Race Products, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, KSE, Mike's Racing Heads, MSD, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow, Wrisco Aluminum. DIRTcar sponsors: Chevy Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, TNT Rescue, VP Racing Fuel. DIRTcar HP sponsors: Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, MSD, Superflow, VP Racing Fuel. 358 Modified sponsors: Beyea Headers, Bicknell, Bilstein, Fox Shocks, Henry's Exhaust Systems, MSD. Sportsman Modified sponsors: Beyea Headers, Fox Shocks, Henry's Exhaust Systems. BB Modified sponsors: Cometic Gasket, Dig Safely NY, Fox Shocks.

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Danny Johnson is King of the Hill Picks up first series win of the season

By Mandee Pauch

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Sept. 17, 2016 - Danny Johnson picked up his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in the Shakelton Auto and Truck Parts No. 27J and collected his 80th series win Saturday night at Weedsport Speedway. Johnson battled Tim Fuller early for the lead but sailed away to take the King of the Hill 100 and take home the $10,000 payday over Matt Sheppard and Fuller.

"We had a good race with Timmy Fuller. I love racing with Timmy, he's a good, clean racer," Johnson said. "We raced side-by-side and I was able to get ahead of him that lap there when I got to the bottom and was then able to pull away from him. I'd like to thank my car owner Chris Gennarelli, my engine builder as well as my boys for getting it ready and everyone who has helped us out."

Mat Williamson and Tim Kerr drew the front row in the Dig Safely redraw and brought the 31-car field to the initial green flag.

Kerr jumped out to an early lead over Fuller and Johnson. Just as Fuller and Johnson started to put pressure on Kerr for the top spot the first caution of the night came out on lap 11 due to a right rear flying off of sixth place starter Rob Bellinger's car.

Fuller took advantage of the lap 22 restart and took the lead from Kerr. Johnson then advanced into the second spot from Kerr and then snuck up to Fuller's rear bumper as he started to put pressure on Fuller.

Johnson took the lead over Fuller coming off of turn four on lap 28 but Fuller didn't give up as they battled side-by-side for several laps, swapping first and second.

Tenth starter Sheppard made his way into the top three by lap 33 and slowly gained ground on the leaders.

Six cars piled up going into turn one on lap 37 bringing out the second caution of the night. Brett Hearn and Ryan Phelps were two of the drivers involved that received extensive damage on their cars forcing them to go pit side.

Wight took advantage of the lap 45 restart as he took back the third spot from Sheppard. Wight drove by Fuller on the outside coming out of turn four for the second position the next lap by.

Johnson led his No. 27J small block modified to the halfway mark over Wight, Fuller, Sheppard and Peter Britten.

Fuller and Sheppard were knocking on Wight's doors as Sheppard took third from Fuller on lap 58.

Johnson caught the back of the field on lap 60 as he showed a straightaway over second place runner Wight.

Wight changed his lane and moved to the top in turns one and two allowing Sheppard to drive underneath and take over second on lap 63.

Sheppard soon found his way into lap traffic as he worked his way around the top of the track to gain ground on Johnson.
Wight fell off the pace allowing Fuller and Friesen to go by for the third and fourth spot.

Johnson edged his way through heavy lap traffic building a strong lead of 2.067 seconds over Sheppard.

After a hard wreck at Brewerton Speedway the night before Johnson made a strong comeback to capture his 80th Super DIRTcar Series victory and collect the $10,000 payday at Weedsport Speedway over Sheppard, Fuller, Friesen and Wight.

"I watched the 9s come up on the leader board into second. I didn't want to give him a chance so I went as fast as I could. I had no idea how much of a lead I had. All I knew was, whoever was in second, especially Matt, wanted to be first."

After a streak of four wins in a row Sheppard was disappointed with how the race turned out but was happy for Johnson and his team.

"We didn't draw a great number. It was kind of the same deal as last night and then worked our way through the front. We had a really good car but didn't have anything for Danny tonight. Hats off to Danny, he needed this win."

After a hard fought battle between him and Johnson for the lead early on, Fuller fell back a few spots but came back through late in the race to finish third.

"We were really good in the beginning then Danny lined up beside us with that small block and I think he was toying with us having a small block. We weren't that good. I would say around lap twenty or thirty he got us. I went back a few more spots then my car got good enough again towards the end of the race. I think the car was good enough to be second but not to beat Danny."

Race Notes: 40 modifieds attempted to qualify and 31 started the feature. Two cautions were brought out during the feature on lap 11 and lap 37. Johnson collected his 80th Super DIRTcar Series victory.

The Super DIRTcar Series will be making their first trip of the season to Fonda Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 24th.

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Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Sept. 17, 2016; Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, N.Y.

A-Main (100 Laps) - 1. 27j-Danny Johnson, 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. L99-Larry Wight, 6. 91-Billy Decker, 7. m88-Mike Mahaney, 8. p42-Pat Ward, 9. 1-Justin Haers, 10. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 11. 6m-Mat Williamson, 12. X-Chad Phelps, 13. h98-Jimmy Phelps, 14. 43-Keith Flach, 15. 6H-Max McLaughlin, 16. w19-Justin Wright, 17. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 18. 07-Tim Kerr, 19. 1J-Mike O'Brien, 20. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 21. 7-Michael Maresca,
22. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 23. h18-Peter Britten, 24. 35-Frank Cozze, 25. 3B-Chad Brachmann, 26. 20-Brett Hearn, 27. 99-Ryan Phelps, 28. 56-Vince Vitale, 29. 84-Gary Tomkins, 30. 88-Dave Allen, 31. c32-Alan Johnson

Non-Qualifiers Race (10 laps) - 1. 84-Gary Tomkins, 2. 25h-Bobby Herrington, 3. 16-Mike Bowman, 4. 28p-Eldon Payne, 5. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 6. 4-Tim Murphy, 7. 88a-Joe August Jr.

Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps) - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 2 02-Roy Bresnahan, 3. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 4. 56-Vince Vitale, 5. 7-Michael Maresca, 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 7. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 8. 16-Mike Bowman, 9. 28p-Eldon Payne, 10. 88a-Joe August Jr.

Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 2. X-Chad Phelps, 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 4. 1j-Mike O'Brien, 5. 88-Dave Allen, 6. 4-Tim Murphy, 7. 99b-Chuck Bower, 8. 25h-Bobby Herringon, 9. 34-Andrew Ferguson

Heat 4 (8 Laps) - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 27j-Danny Johnson, 3. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 4. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 5. 35-Frank Cozze, 6. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 7. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 8. 84-Gary Tomkins, 9. 16-Mike Bowman, 10. 28p-Eldon Payne

Heat 3 (8 Laps) - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 2. 07-Tim Kerr, 3. 19h-Peter Britten, 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 5. 99-Ryan Phelps, 6. 20-Brett Hearn, 7. 56-Vince Vitale, 8. 7-Michael Maresca, 9. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 10. 88a-Joe August Jr.

Heat 2 (8 Laps) - 1. 43-Keith Flach, 2. 6-Mat Williamson, 3. 14j-Alan Johnson, 4. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 5. 44-Stewart Friesen, 6. X-Chad Phelps, 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 8. 99b-Chuck Bower, 9. 4-Tim Murphy, 10. 32c-Vic Coffey

Heat 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 3. 19w-Justin Wright, 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 5. 1-Justin Haers, 6. 91-Billy Decker, 7. 1j-Mike O'Brien, 8. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 9. 25h-Bobby Herrington, 10. 88-Dave Allen

Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 15.939; 2. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.160; 3. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 16.198; 4. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.210; 5. 35-Frank Cozze, 16.258; 6. 16-Mike Bowman, 16.330; 7. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.392; 8. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 16.432; 9. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 16.710; 10. 28p-Eldon Payne, 16.916

Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.920; 2. 07-Tim Kerr, 16.007; 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.179; 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 16.183; 5. 99-Ryan Phelps, 16.257; 6. 56-Vinc Vitale, 16.370; 7. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.375; 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 16.411; 9. 7-Michael Maresca, 16.486; 10. 88a-Joe August, Jr., 16.862

Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 43-Keith Flach, 16.005; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.071; 3. 14j-Alan Johnson, 16.092; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.202; 5. 99b-Chuck Bower, 16.237; 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 16.386; 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.412; 8. X-Chad Phelps, 16.460

Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 15.658; 2. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 15.742; 3. 19w-Jutin Wight, 15.880; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 15.936; 5. 1-Justin Haers, 16.013; 6. 1J-Mike O'Brien, 16.055; 7. 91-Billy Decker, 16.070 ;8. 88-Dave Allen, 16.323; 9. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 16.352; 10. 25h-Bobby Herrington, 16.596

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.

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Sep
17

Sheppard Exercises The Demon

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Sheppard Exercises The Demon Wins tenth Super DIRTcar Series race of the year

BREWERTON, N.Y. - Sept. 16, 2016 - Super Matt Sheppard... is there anymore I need to say? He is the man to beat this year as he captured his fourth Super DIRTcar Series victory in a row and his tenth of the season Friday night at Brewerton Speedway for the Duel at the Demon Modified 100 lap main event.

The driver of the FX Caprara No. 9s Big Block Modified is no stranger to victory lane this year. Counting Volusia and Eldora, each, as one event, Sheppard so far has maintained a 45.45% win percentage. That is a percentage unheard of in motorsports.

Coming from the 12th starting position, Sheppard was thrilled with his victory. "The car was so good. I wasn't in a hurry. That's a lot of fun when we have a racecar that good. I can't say enough about it. It's been huge. We had that big wreck there back in August but the month of September has been good for us. We're seven for seven in the month of September. I can't say enough about this car and this team. We have such a potent combination."

The start of the Duel at the Demon 100 saw front row starters Ryan Bartlett and Stewart Friesen duke it out back and forth before the first caution of the night was brought out on lap five as Danny Johnson hit the wall hard coming out of turn four, bringing out the red flag. Danny climbed out of the car and was fine.

Billy Decker took advantage of the lap six restart as he went three wide going into turns one and two splitting the two and taking over the top spot.

Seventh place starter Tim Fuller was already knocking on Friesen's doors by lap nine for the second spot. Fuller slid Friesen in turns three and four and took over the second spot on lap 11.

Twelfth place starter and point's leader Sheppard was in the top five by lap 12.

Decker was working his way around the bottom as Fuller planted his car on the topside and drove by Decker for the lead on lap 15.

Larry Wight started challenging Decker on the outside as he captured second spot on lap 17.

Sheppard took over fourth spot on lap 18 from Friesen.

Fuller had five car lengths over second place runner Wight when he caught the back of the field on lap 22.

Sheppard started challenging Decker on the bottom as Decker slid up in turns three and four allowing Sheppard to sneak by on lap 24 for the third spot.

Wight was driving hard on the outside as he was battling through heavy lapped traffic allowing Sheppard to close the gap. Sheppard dove under Wight and took over the number two spot on lap 35.

Fuller was running the top side of the track as Sheppard was digging low gaining ground on Fuller. Fuller got stuck behind a lapped car as Sheppard flew by on lap 39 to take the lead and immediately started to pull away.

Sheppard led the field at the halfway mark by a straightaway over Fuller, Wight, Decker and Friesen.

Decker took advantage of the lap 75 restart as he shot to the outside of Wight and took over the second spot on lap 76.

Sheppard was in his own league as he pulled away while Wight, Friesen and Sears Jr. battled for the third spot. Sears Jr. made a late race charge, took third spot then stalked down Decker to take the second spot with one lap to go.

As Dave Farney threw the VP Racing Fuels double checkered flags, it was clear that Sheppard and his team are one lethal combination. "I told these guys after that wreck that we needed to bounce back 100%. Within a matter of three of four days we were 100%. We got back to Lebanon Valley and it showed since then we've been on a tear. I can't thank everyone enough."

Eighth place starter Tim Sears Jr. made a late race charge as he patiently waited for the right time to make his moves and finish in the runner up spot.

"As the race went on the car kept getting better and better. It kind of just fell into place. Billy, Larry and Friesen all started sliding around so I knew I was going to be pretty good I just kept saving. All of the hard work in the shop and stuff, that's where these good runs come from. The harder you work, the better the results."

Billy Decker led early but fell two spots short once the checkered flag fell behind Sheppard and Sears Jr.

"The Page Transportation wasn't bad we just weren't good enough. So we just need to grin and bear it and claw at it and salvage a finish. I wasn't working good anywhere really. I just tried to roll and keep it straight but I didn't do a good job at that."

Race Notes:
41 modifieds attempted to qualify and 30 started the feature. Matt Sheppard received the Pole Position Raceway fast time award in time trials with a 14.105. There was one red on lap 5 and two yellows on lap 60 and lap 75 during the feature.

The Super DIRTcar Series will be in action at Weedsport Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 17th.

Follow the series on Twitter @SuperDIRTcar, or click www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Sept. 16, 2016; Brewerton Speedway, Brewerton, N.Y.

A-Main (100 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 83x-Tim Sears Jr., 3. 91-Billy Decker, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. 99l-Larry Wight, 6. X-Chad Phelps, 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 8. 19-Tim Fuller, 9. 20-Brett Hearn, 10. 42p-Pat Ward, 11. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 12. 18h-Peter Britten, 13. 76-Bobby Varin, 14. 70Michael Maresca, 15. 35-Frank Cozze, 16. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 17. 93-Ryan Bartlett, 18. 109-Billy Whittaker, 19. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 20. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 21. 63-Adam Roberts, 22. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 23. 6m-Mat Williamons, 24. 43-Keith Flach, 25. 99b-Chuck Bower, 26. 32c-Vic Coffey, 27. 19w-Justin Wright, 28. 3-Justin Haers, 29. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 30. 27j-Danny Johnson

Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps) - 1. 35-Frank Cozze, 2. 19w-Justin Wright, 3. 43-Keith Flach, 4. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 5. 14j-Alan Johnson, 6. 99-Ryan Phelps, 7. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 8. 15-Brett Tonkin, 9. 88a-Joe August Jr., 10. 56-Vince Vitale

Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 109-Billy Whittaker, 2. 99b-Chuck Bower, 3. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 4. 32c-Vic Coffey, 5. 16-Mike Bowman, 6. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 83-Tom Seas Jr., 9. 27j-Danny Johnson, 10. 8-Rich Scagliotta

Heat 4 (8 Laps) - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 3. 63-Adam Roberts, 4. 76-Bobby Varin, 5. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 6. 19w-Justin Wright, 7. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 8. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 9. 15-Brett Tonkin, 10. 56-Vince Vitale

Heat 3 (8 Laps) - 1. 18h-Peter Britten, 2. 93-Ryan Bartlett, 3. X-Chad Phelps, 4. 88-Mike Mahaney, 5. 7-Michael Maresca, 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 43-Keith Flach, 8. 14j-Alan Johnson, 9. 88a-Joe August Jr., 10. 99-Ryan Phelps

Heat 2 (8 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 91-Billy Decker, 3. 83x-Tim Sears Jr., 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 5. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 6. 109-Billy Whittaker, 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 8. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 9. 83-Tom Sears Jr., 10. 5h-Chris Hile

Heat 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 2. 6-Mat Williamson, 3. 99l-Larry Wight, 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 5. 3-Justin Haears, 6. 99b-Chuck Bower, 7. 16-Mike Bowman, 8. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 9. 27j-Danny Johnson, 10. 07-Tim Kerr, 11. 32c-Vic Coffey

Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 14.310; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 14.321; 3. 63-Adam Roberts, 14.565; 4. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 14.46; 5. 19w-Justin Wright, 14.840; 6. 76-Bobby Varin, 14.871; 7. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 15.036; 8. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 15.079; 9. 15-Brett Tonkin, 15.120; 10. 56-Vince Vitale, 15.158

Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 18h-Peter Britten, 14.533; 2. X-Chad Phelps, 14.589; 3. 93-Ryan Bartlett, 14.634; 4. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 14.771; 5. 43-Keith Flach, 14.822; 6. 7-Michael Maresca, 14.915; 7. 99-Ryan Phelps, 15.007; 8. 35-Frank Cozze, 15.186; 9. 88a-Joe August Jr., 15.317; 10. 14j-Alan Johnson, 15.381

Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 14.105; 2. 91-Billy Decker, 14.336; 3. 83x-Tim Sears Jr., 14.396; 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 14.480; 5. 42p-Pat Ward, 14.484; 6. 5h-Chris Hile, 14.619; 7. 109-Billy Whittaker, 14.739; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 14.873; 9. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 14.983; 10. 62s-Tom Sears Jr., 15.009

Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 14.319; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 14.486; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 14.532; 4. 99b-Chuck Bower, 14.460; 5. 99l-Larry Wight, 14.715; 6. 3-Justin Haers, 14.720; 7. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 14.757; 8. 07-Tim Kerr, 14.887; 9. 16-Mike Bowman, 14.925; 10. 32c-Vic Coffey, 14.934; 11. 27j-Danny Johnson, 14.987

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.

Sep
10

Super Matt is The Man To Beat

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Super Matt is The Man To Beat
Clinches first Le RPM Speedway victory

ST. MARCEL DE RICHELIEU, QUE. - Sept. 9, 2016 - Matt Sheppard is no stranger to victory lane as he captured his third Super DIRTcar Series win in a row and his ninth overall Friday night at Le RPM Speedway.

"This car has been so good lately. We just unloaded it and it's been fast all night. We set fast time, won the heat and drew a good starting spot for the feature. When you have a car that good it makes your life pretty easy," Sheppard said.

Keith Flach and Sheppard led the 30-car field to the green. It didn't take long for Sheppard to jump to an early lead as he pulled away from the field on the initial start.

It didn't take long for Sheppard to catch lapped traffic on the ¼ mile as he caught the back end of the field on lap nine as he showed a comfortable lead over Flach.

A lap 21 restart saw Flach drive around the outside of Sheppard to take the top spot back.

Heavy lapped traffic got in the way of Flach as Sheppard took advantage and retook the lead off the bottom on lap 37.

Third place runner Mike Mahaney was digging on the bottom trying to close the gap between him and Flach.

The second caution of the night was brought out on lap 46 due to a spinning Billy Decker in turns one and two.

Sheppard led the way at the halfway mark over Flach, Mahaney, Phelps and Bernard.

Phelps took advantage of the lap 53 restart as he drove by Mahaney and Flach to capture the runner up spot.

Sheppard was running the cushion as Phelps hugged the bottom line. Phelps was soon knocking on Shepard's doors by lap 57.

Tenth place starter Tim Fuller made his way into the top five by lap 60. Fuller slipped under Flach for the third spot on lap 65.

Fourteenth starter Steve Bernard found himself into the top five chasing down Fuller in the third spot by lap 73.

Phelps and Fuller were slowly closing in on Sheppard in heavy lapped traffic until the third caution flag of the night was thrown on lap 77 forcing the field to close back up once again.

Sheppard caught the back of the field on lap 86 as Phelps started closing in.

Just as Phelps was getting ready to make the move on Sheppard the fourth caution was brought out on lap 95 as Friesen and Danny Johnson tangled together in turns three and four while both were running in the top ten.

The five-lap shootout was a close battle between Sheppard and Phelps as Phelps gave all he could but it was Sheppard who came out on top at the finish line.

Friday night was the Super DIRTcar Series first ever visit to Le RPM and Sheppard's ninth series victory of the season in his FX Caprara No. 9s machine..

"I could see Phelps underneath me. I switched my lines up a little bit and tried to keep him back there," Sheppard said. "I think I picked a little too soft of a right rear tire which might have hurt me in the end. This car is so good it didn't really seem to matter. It's a lot of fun coming to these series races right now."

Sheppard was ecstatic with his first trip to Le RPM Speedway. "I thought it was a really racy track; beautifully prepared and smooth from top to bottom. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to coming back here."

Race Notes: 34 modifieds attempted to qualify and 30 started the feature. Larry Wight flipped in group time trials. Matt Sheppard received the Pole Position Raceway fast time with a 13.273. Four cautions were brought out during the 100-lapper on laps 15, 46, 77 and 95.

The Super DIRTcar Series will head to Autodrome Drummond Saturday, Sept. 10th then to Brewerton Speedway Friday, Sept. 16th then to Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 17th.

Follow the series on Twitter @SuperDIRTcar, or click www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Sept. 9, 2016; Le RPM Speedway, Que.

A-Main (100 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Shepard, 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 4. 54-Steve Bernard, 5. 1-Chris Raabe, 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 8. 42p-Pat Ward, 9. 1*-Steve Bernier, 10. 63- Dominic Dufault, 11. 20-Brett Hearn, 12. 99l-Larry Wight, 13. 43-Keith Flach, 13. 66x-Carey Terrence, 15. 91-Billy Decker, 16. 1 - David Hebert, 17. 21-Yan Bussiere, 18. 44 - Stewart Friesen, 19. 7m-Michael Maresca, 20. 2-Patrick Beaumier, 21. 27j-Damy Johnson, 22. 43f-Sebastien Fournier, 23. 71- Pierre Hebert, 24. 25m-Maxime Viens, 25. 35 - Frank Cozze, 26. 18h-Peter Britten, 27. 22c-Mario Clair, 28. 96 - Jean-Francois Corrivea, 19. 39x-Alain Therrien, 30. 13-Kevin Hamel

Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps) - 1. 7m-Michael Maresca, 2. 66x-Carey Terrence, 3. 21-Yan Bussiere, 4. 39a-Alan Therrien, 5. 2-Patrick Beaumier, 6. 3-Claude Brouillard

Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 71-Pierre Hebert, 3. 25m-Maxime Viens, 4. 13-Kevin Hamel, 5. 37-Paul St. Sauveur, 6. 39-Clement Therrien, 7. 39x-Alex Therrien

Heat 4 (8 Laps) - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 4. 63-Dominic Dufault, 5. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 6. 21-Yan Bussiere, 7. 39a-Alan Therrien, 8. 3-Claude Brouillard

Heat 3 (8 Laps) - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 3. 01-Chris Raabe, 4. 21p-Pat Ward, 5. 22c-Mario Clair, 6. 7m-Michael Maresca, 7. 66x-Carey Terrence, 8. 20-Brett Hearn

Heat 2 (8 Laps) - 1. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 2. 1-David Hebert, 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 4. 54-Steve Bernard, 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 6. 39x-Alex Therrien, 7. 13-Kevin Hamel, 8. 39-Clement Therrien, 9. 2-Patrick Beaumier

Heat 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 43-Keith Flach, 3. 1*-Stever Bernier, 4. 35-Frank Cozze, 5. 43F-Sebastien Fournier, 6. 99l-Larry Wight, 7. 71-Pierre Hebert, 8. 25m-Maxime Viens, 9. 37-Paul St. Sauveur

Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 13.337; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 13.539; 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 13.570; 4. 6h-Max McLaughin, 13.731; 5. 39a-Alan Therrien, 13.825; 6. 63-Dominic Dufault, 13.847; 7. 3-Claude Brouillard, 13.881; 8. 21-Yan Bussiere, 13.977

Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 13.310; 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 13.379; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 13.463; 4. 01-Chris Raabe, 13.501; 5. 42p-Pat Ward, 13.647; 6. 22c-Mario Clair, 13.687; 7. 7m-Michael Maresca, 13.827; 8. 66x-Carey Terrence, 13.838

Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 13.495; 2. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 13.540; 3. 1-David Hebert, 13.731; 4. 2-Patrick Beaumier, 13.690; 5. 54-Steve Bernard, 13.784; 6. 39x-Alex Therrien, 13.827; 7. 27j-Danny Johnson, 13.829; 8. 39-Clement Therrien, 13.831; 9. 13-Kevin Hamel, 14.118

Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 13.273; 2. 1*-Steve Bernier, 13.283; 3. 43-Keith Flach, 13.353; 4. 35-Frank Cozze, 13.564; 5. 43f-Sebestien Fournier, 13.711; 6. 25m-Maxime Viens, 13.792; 7. 71-Pierre Hebert, 13.910; 8. 37-Paul St. Sauveur, 14.099; 9. 99l-Larry Wight, NT

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