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BIG SHOW VII POSTPONED TO AUGUST 12TH DUE TO WEATHER
Promoters Brett Hearn And Lyle DeVore Have Fans In Mind On Wet Day In Malta
 
July 7, 2015 (Malta, NY) – Brett Hearn’s Big Show VII is one of the most anticipated events of 2015. As part of Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s 50th anniversary season the event is without a doubt a must attend for fans and drivers alike. With drizzle falling at the track through the morning and pending thunderstorms coming in the late afternoon into evening hours the Big Show was postponed to August 12th with the fans best interest in mind.
 
Big Show promoter Brett Hearn met with track promoter Lyle DeVore and DIRTcar Northeast Director Mike Perotte through the morning hours into the early afternoon on weather and a possible rain date. With an unfavorable forecast looming through the day the decision was made to postpone the Big Show until August 12th in it’s entirety. 
 
“With the drizzle that’s been falling at the track all morning and the pending thunderstorms coming this afternoon we felt it was best for everyone to postpone,” said Big Show Promoter Brett Hearn.
 
“We talked with Mike Perotte and agreed upon the date of August 12th that seemed to fit well for everyone. Our biggest concern was not having the same thing happen as last year, when fans had to come twice to see the show. It was important to us to make sure the full Big Show experience happened without a hitch or weather issue,” continued Hearn.
 
Hearn is of course referring to 2014 when Big Show VI was rain delayed just 11 laps into the main event. With that in mind all three promoters and directors (Hearn, DeVore, Perotte) had fans, drivers, officials, and special guests in mind during the process of making the decision to postpone. They preferred not to rush or cut any of the pageantry for the fans from the event.
 
Big Show VII will take place just a little over a month from it’s original scheduled date, which gives time for Hearn and company to dig a little deeper into the promotional bucket before the big day. More stories, more promotion, and more anticipation will surely lead up to the highly touted Big Show VII.
 
The aforementioned pageantry is something very important to Brett Hearn during his promotion, as fan interaction is a key part of the Big Show at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.
 
“We didn’t want to sacrifice any of the pageantry or fan interactions of the big show. We set those things up for the fans and want them to experience and enjoy the Big Show and the talent that comes to it,” concluded Brett Hearn.
 
Kenny Wallace was a go for today July 7th, however his return on August 12th is still a work in progress. Wallace has quite a busy schedule of his own, as he balances his NASCAR TV career with his own dirt track racing schedule. More info will come in the near future on weather or not ‘the Herminator’ can return in August to join in the festivities of Big Show VII.      
 
Mark down the new date of August 12th and be part of a Big Show worthy of celebrating 50 years at the historic Albany-Saratoga Speedway for 100 Laps Of Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series action along with the 602 Crate Sportsman division.
 
Come out early to enjoy the off clay attractions including souvenirs, apparel, autograph session, and refreshments. Gates open at 4PM, autograph session between 5-6PM, and racing to begin at 7PM. Autograph session is scheduled to include the stars of the Super DIRTcar Series and top Albany-Saratoga track regulars.
 
For all the latest news on Brett Hearn’s Big Show at Albany-Saratoga Speedway please visit online www.bretthearn.com or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com. Info can also be found on Facebook pages for both Brett Hearn and Albany-Saratoga Speedway. For all the news on the Super DIRTcar Series visit www.superdirtcarseries.com. More information on Brett Hearn’s Big Show VII coming soon, stay tuned race fans.
 
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BIG SHOW ALL-TIME WINNERS
06/17/09 – Big Show I (Billy Decker)
06/16/10 – Big Show II (Jimmy Phelps)
06/21/11 – Big Show III (Billy Decker)
07/10/12 – Big Show IV (Bobby Varin)
07/09/13 – Big Show V (Brett Hearn)
07/30/14 – Big Show VI (Danny Johnson)
 
BRETT HEARN’S BIG SHOW AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY is brought to you in part by sponsors and partners that include: Albany Saratoga Speedway, BH Racing Enterprises, Madsen Motorsports, 417 Bus Line LTD, Fox Racing Shocks, Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris Commercial Mowers, VP Racing Fuels, Cedar Peaks Enterprises, Halmar International, Fox Hill Camping Area, Steve Hough Motors, Don Kruger Motorsports LLC, and WLR Construction Inc.
 
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August 12th. Brett's big show. Deyos the 11th at woodhull. Granted way far apart but does anyone see the you run this show you in trouble and you ain't running mine the next night.
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August 12th. Brett's big show. Deyos the 11th at woodhull. Granted way far apart but does anyone see the you run this show you in trouble and you ain't running mine the next night.

Don't most of the tour guys have at least 2 cars? I think they'll be fine
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So how much rain did they get last night ? Does anyone that goes on here live close to the track ? The reason why I ask is someone on Kenny Wallace's Facebook page said it rained for ten minutes . A ten minute thunder and lightning storm with heavy rain could have produced enough rain to cancel . Also , it could have been enough for the show to run late and then another storm come in and cancel the show completely .
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August 12th. Brett's big show. Deyos the 11th at woodhull. Granted way far apart but does anyone see the you run this show you in trouble and you ain't running mine the next night.

This shouldnt matter. Deyo's show is a STSS show. I think the only guys that follow the STSS and the SDS are Danny Johnson, Stewart Friesen and Anthony Perrego (if hes still following the SDS). Most, if not all of the other drivers that follow the SDS, wont be at Deyo's show.  

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August 12th. Brett's big show. Deyos the 11th at woodhull. Granted way far apart but does anyone see the you run this show you in trouble and you ain't running mine the next night.

This shouldnt matter. Deyo's show is a STSS show. I think the only guys that follow the STSS and the SDS are Danny Johnson, Stewart Friesen and Anthony Perrego (if hes still following the SDS). Most, if not all of the other drivers that follow the SDS, wont be at Deyo's show.

Exactly. Some guys have already decided that they are not going to run Deyo's shows this year. Plain and simple. Has nothing to do with one night or the next
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I wasn't referring to trouble with their car, I was referring to we all know how well different series work together. Wouldn't make a bit of difference to me if they were both on the same day. More options for everyone.
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So how much rain did they get last night ? Does anyone that goes on here live close to the track ? The reason why I ask is someone on Kenny Wallace's Facebook page said it rained for ten minutes . A ten minute thunder and lightning storm with heavy rain could have produced enough rain to cancel . Also , it could have been enough for the show to run late and then another storm come in and cancel the show completely .


I was camped at the track overnight. At 7:33 (I looked at the clock) there was a massive 20 to 25 minute downpour with thunder. Rain was very heavy. They would have definitely lost the track, and I would think it would have taken quite a while to get it back. Another shower came through later, but I didn't notice the time.
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I think its important to understand the thought process a promoter must consider in these decisions. In this case Brett is fully aware of the difficult commitment it takes for race teams to travel long distances to get their equipment to the track. Its not like you and I throwing a sweat shirt and maybe an umbrella in the car and heading out. Brett as a fellow competitor and someone that has to rub elbows with these guys I'm sure is overly cautious when making his decision with their best interest considered.

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I think its important to understand the thought process a promoter must consider in these decisions. In this case Brett is fully aware of the difficult commitment it takes for race teams to travel long distances to get their equipment to the track. Its not like you and I throwing a sweat shirt and maybe an umbrella in the car and heading out. Brett as a fellow competitor and someone that has to rub elbows with these guys I'm sure is overly cautious when making his decision with their best interest considered.

He wasn't overly cautious last year. What do you think changed??
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I think its important to understand the thought process a promoter must consider in these decisions. In this case Brett is fully aware of the difficult commitment it takes for race teams to travel long distances to get their equipment to the track. Its not like you and I throwing a sweat shirt and maybe an umbrella in the car and heading out. Brett as a fellow competitor and someone that has to rub elbows with these guys I'm sure is overly cautious when making his decision with their best interest considered.

He wasn't overly cautious last year. What do you think changed??
I'm pretty sure the rain showed up about 2 hours early.
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I think its important to understand the thought process a promoter must consider in these decisions. In this case Brett is fully aware of the difficult commitment it takes for race teams to travel long distances to get their equipment to the track. Its not like you and I throwing a sweat shirt and maybe an umbrella in the car and heading out. Brett as a fellow competitor and someone that has to rub elbows with these guys I'm sure is overly cautious when making his decision with their best interest considered.

He wasn't overly cautious last year. What do you think changed??
gee... I wonder what Bob
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