Sheppard Barely Holds Off Friesen for Super DIRTcar Series Win at Weedsport

WEEDSPORT, NY – Stewart Friesen made it close at the finish of Monday night’s Labor Day 100 at the Weedsport Speedway, but he came just a couple of feet short of taking a checkered flag away from Matt Sheppard.

Rob Bellinger’s No. 11R came to a stop on lap 99 of the main-event setting up a green-white-checker finish.  Sheppard had the lead with Friesen pressuring as the race resumed.  The pair stayed glued together over the final two laps with Sheppard earning his seventh Super DIRTcar Series win of the season, his sixth in the last seven events.

Friesen settled for second after leading early with Jimmy Phelps, Peter Britten and Erick Rudolph completing the top five.

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Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds




Labor Day 100 (100-laps): 1. 9S – Matt Sheppard, 2. 44 – Stewart Friesen, 3. 98H – Jimmy Phelps, 4. 21A – Peter Britten, 5. 25 – Erick Rudolph, 6. 93 – Danny Varin, 7. 39 – Tim McCreadie, 8. 91 – Billy Decker, 9. 84 – Gary Tomkins, 10. 42P – Pat Ward, 11. 88 – Mike Mahaney, 12. 20 – Brett Hearn, 13. 99L – Larry Wight, 14. 19 – Tim Fuller, 15. 6H – Max McLaughlin, 16. 109 – Billy Whittaker, 17. 43 – Keith Flach, 18. 00 – Bobby Varin, 19. 8 – Rich Scagliotta, 20. 7M – Mike Maresca, 21. 11R – Rob Bellinger, 22. 44X – Anthony Perrego, 23. X – Chad Phelps, 24. 55 – Matt Hulsizer, 25. 21R – Ryan Jordan, 26. 3B – Chad Brachmann, 27. 35 – Alan Barker, 28. 22 – Brandon Walters, 29. 21G – Kody Graham, 30. 3 – Justin Haers

Heat #1 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 9S – Matt Sheppard, 2. 93 – Danny Varin, 3. 21A – Peter Britten, 4. 00 – Bobby Varin, 5. 109 – Billy Whittaker, 6. 44X – Anthony Perrego, 7. 1H – Tim Hindley, 8. 11J – Justin Wright, 9. 22 – Brandon Walters

Heat #2 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 42P – Pat Ward, 2. 84 – Gary Tomkins, 3. 3B – Chad Brachmann, 4. 20 – Brett Hearn, 5. 6H – Max McLaughling, 6. 8 – Rich Scagliotta, 7. 55 – Matt Hulsizer, 8. 88 – Mike Mahaney, 9. 28P – Eldon Payne

Heat #3 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 39 – Tim McCreadie, 2. 99L – Larry Wight, 3. 3 – Justin Haers, 4. 43 – Keith Flach, 5. X – Chad Phelps, 6. 11R – Rob Bellinger, 7. 21G – Kody Graham, 8. 35 – Alan Barker

Heat #4 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 98H – Jimmy Phelps, 2. 44 – Stewart Friesen, 3. 91 – Billy Decker, 4. 25 – Erick Rudolph, 5. 19 – Tim Fuller, 6. 21R – Ryan Jordan, 7. 7M – Michael Maresca, 8. 34 – Andrew Ferguson

Consi #1 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 8 – Rich Scagliotta, 2. 55 – Matt Hulsizer, 3. 88 – Mike Mahaney, 4. 44X – Anthony Perrego, 5. 1H – Tim Hindley, 6. 11J – Justin Wright, 7. 22 – Brandon Walters

Consi #2 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 11R – Rob Bellinger, 2. 7M – Mike Maresca, 3. 21R – Ryan Jordan, 4. 21G – Kody Graham, 5. 35 – Alan Barker, 6. 28P – Eldon Payne Jr., 7. 34 – Andrew Ferguson

Empire Super Sprints

Feature (25-laps): 1. 00 – Danny Varin, 2. 87 – Jason Barney, 3. 56 – Billy VanInwegen, 4. 45 – Chuck Hebing, 5. 75 – Tommy Wickham, 6. 49K – Scott Kruetter, 7. 48JR – Darryl Ruggles, 8. 53 – Shawn Donath, 9. 19K – Paul Kinney, 10. 14 – Coleman Gulick, 11. 98 – Joe Trenca, 12. 10H – Kelly Hebing, 13. 2 – Dave Axton, 14. 90 – Matt Tanner, 15. 9 – Josh Pieniazek, 16. 14B – Justin Wright, 17. 91 – Scott Holcomb, 18. 33 – Brandon Kidd, 19. 19EM – Emily VanInwegen, 20. 7C – Dylan Swiernik, 21. 10C – Paulie Colagiovanni, 22. 17 – Sammy Reakes IV, 23. 22 – Jonathan Preston, 24. 00V – Bobby Varin

Heat #1 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 87 – Jason Barney, 2. 45 – Chuck Hebing, 3. 22 – Jonathan Preston, 4. 17 – Sammy Reakes IV, 5. 7C – Dylan Swiernik, 6. 91 – Scott Holcomb, 7. 56 – Vinnie Vitale, 8. 5T – Darryl Bragman, 9. 22R – Mike Koehler

Heat #2 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 10C – Paulie Colagiovanni, 2. 49K – Scott Kreutter, 3. 75 – Tommy Wickham, 4. 90 – Matt Tanner, 5. 14B – Brett Wright, 6. 10H – Kelly Hebing, 7. 19EM – Emily VanInwegen, 8. 41 – Josh Flint, 9. 1J – Derrick Juliano

Heat #3 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 00 – Danny Varin, 2. 98 – Joe Trenca, 3. 53 – Shawn Donath, 4. 2 – Dave Axton, 5. 14 – Coleman Gulick, 6. 9 – Josh Pieniazek, 7. 10 – Jeff Cook, 8. 36 – Matt Billings, 9. 3 – Danny Peebles

Heat #4 (8-laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 00V – Bobby Varin, 2. 19K – Paul Kinney, 3. 56V – Billy VanInwegen, 4. 48J – Darryl Ruggles, 5. 33 – Brandon Kidd, 6. 99 – Mike Kiser, 7. 80 – Chris Steele, 8. 29K – Dalton Herrick

B-Main (10-laps, 4-Qualify): 1. 91 – Scott Holcomb, 2. 10H – Kelly Hebing, 3. 9 – Josh Pieniazek, 4. 19EM – Emily VanInwegen, 5. 56 – Vinnie Vitale, 6. 80 – Chris Steele, 7. 10 – Jeff Cook, 8. 29K – Dalton Herrick, 9. 41 – Josh Flint, 10. 36 – Matt Billings, 11. 3 – Danny Peebles, 12. 22R – Mike Koehler, 13. 5T – Darryl Bragman, 14. 1J – Derrick Juliano, 15. 99 – Mike Kiser

Dash (4-laps): 1. 17 – Sammy Reakes IV, 2. 2 – Dave Axton, 3. 90 – Matt Tanner, 4. 48J – Darryl Ruggles Jr.

DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

Feature (35-laps): 1. 27N – Nick Stone, 2. 2 – Pete Stefanski, 3. 48 – Jocelyn Roy, 4. 47 – Dave Bissonnette, 5. 8 – Marc Lalonde, 6. 00 – Mike Welch, 7. 8 – Jason Corbin, 8. 2H – Luke Horning, 9. 338 – Pascal Payeur, 10. 715 – Gus Hollner, 11. 7 – Rob Yetman, 12. 4C – Dean Charbonneau, 13. 22 – AJ Walters, 14. 97 – Dan Older, 15. 8K – Justin Knight, 16. 73 – PJ Peters, 17. 4 – Roch Aubin, 18. 6 – Shane Playford, 19. 94 – Ivan Joslin, 20. 7N – Jim Normoyle

Heat #1 (8-laps): 1. 27N – Nick Stone, 2. 7 – Rob Yetman, 3. 715 – Gus Hollner, 4. 8 – Marc Lalonde, 5. 22 – AJ Walters, 6. 47 – Dave Bissonnette

Heat #2 (8-laps): 1. 8 – Jim Normoyle, 2. 00 – Mike Welch, 3. 48 – Jocelyn Roy, 4. 2 – Pete Stefanski, 5. 8C – Jason Corbin, 6. 4 – Roch Aubin, 7. 97 – Dan Older

Heat #3 (8-laps): 1. 2H – Luke Horning, 2. 73 – PJ Peters, 3. 4C – Dean Charbonneau, 4. 338 – Pascal Payeur, 5. 6 – Shane Playford, 6. 94 – Ivan Joslin, 7. 8K – Justin Knight