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Decker in a Troyer; Lindberg Learning – DTD Exclusive

(Jay Fish Photo) By MIKE MALLETT Billy Decker did something on Wednesday night at the Weedsport Speedway that he hasn’t done in a long time, he strapped into something besides his typical Bicknell ride. The Unadilla, N.Y., driver made a start behind the wheel of a Troyer for car owner Scott Kerwin. Even with the change, Decker does what he does best, he was near the front and getting better as the race went on. “Been a long time,” said Decker about driving a Troyer. “I didn’t know what adjustments to make. We got one race under our belts and…More

The Finish Line Chaplain – The Calm Before the Storm

By KEVIN WESTCOTT The official day one of Super Dirt Week 44 was one of the most laid back days I’ve ever experienced throughout my years in attendance. I arrived early to sign in and didn’t have a long line to wait in. The attendant at the window is a friend of mine and we had a few moments to do a little catching up before I met with Pastor Ed. Our golf carts were ready and waiting with no delay. Ed had set the tent up on Tuesday and I added some of the free hand outs we make…More

The “Doctor” Danny Johnson wins the Super Dirt Week “Kickoff Party” at Weedsport Speedway – DTD Exclusive

By KEN BRUCE WEEDSPORT, NY – Danny Johnson started his quest for a third trophy in dirt racing’s biggest race by winning the 358 DirtCar kickoff race Wednesday night at the new and improved Weedsport Speedway. Johnson battled long time rival and nemesis Brett Hearn for much of the race before finally getting around past Hearn on lap 57.  He went from there to take the checkered flag. “This car has been so fast since we purchased it three years ago,” said a jubilant Johnson about his Chris Gennarelli owned Bicknell Chassis hot rod. “It is definitely my favorite car to…More

Makin’ Tracks – SDW Day Two – The Mile and Party at ‘Port – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY Throughout the day cars just kept pouring in. Everywhere you looked there was a race car or hauler. ATV’s and golf carts continue to play dodgeball with civilians as the pits are a bit on the chaotic side, but that really is no different from any other year. At 3:07 Rich Laubach was officially the first big block on the track this week. As the hot lapping session proceeded there were some surprises. At one point Jessey Mueller was the sixth quickest, but times then began to pick up. Jessey ended up in the top 20. Don’t…More

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Danny Johnson and Dave Marcuccilli Pick Up Huge Wins at Weedsport

DIRTcar 358 Modified Top 10: Danny Johnson, Brett Hearn, Pat Ward, Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Ryan Susice, Jimmy Phelps and Lindberg DIRTcar Sporstman Top 10: Dave Marcuccilli, Brad Rouse, Brian Pessolano, Tony Finch, Brett Senek, Rocky Warner, Cotriss, Davis, Pecore (Full story to follow)

Campers, Racers Kick Off Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 7, 2015 – The “Finale at the Fairgrounds” is finally underway. Wednesday morning hundreds of campers rolled into the New York State Fairgrounds to kick off the 44th NAPA Super DIRT Week, then Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series drivers raced onto the Moody Mile for their first laps at the historic venue. It was a bittersweet day for many of the racers. With every driver wanting desperately to be the final winner at the Mile on Sunday, Billy Decker topped the two-hour practice session with a lap around the Mile in 31.478 seconds. “We need to…More

Quick Snippets from Wednesday SDW Practice – DTD Exclusive

By JOHN DOUGLAS JR Larry Wight’s team expects no issues after their wreck in hot laps during Tuesday Night Thunder at Utica-Rome Speedway. Wight, involved with Mike Bowman in a heavy accident, will be running different cars during the satellite and main-events the rest of Super DIRT Week… Vic Coffey brought a five-year-old trusted car to the Syracuse Mile. Coffey feels confident in his equipment for the week. His team brought the car through early-bird inspection yesterday… Jeff Heotzler has early issues in Tech. The team raised the center of the nose in order to meet the proper requirements and…More

Tyler Dippel Runs His Third Mile of Year in his Syracuse Debut – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY Just 15-years-old and he is ready to run his first event at the Moody Mile. Tyler Dippel is a sophomore at Wallkill High School. However, this weekend he will be a big block and small block competitor at a different type of educational institution…the Syracuse Mile. The teenager isn’t exactly nervous as he said, “I enjoy big tracks like Orange County, Bridgeport, Rolling Wheels and Lebanon Valley and am looking forward to running here at Syracuse.” The Syracuse Mile might be new to him, but the length isn’t abnormal. Explaining he noted, “I ran two ARCA races…More