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Mahaney Gets on Track; More Brewerton Hurricane Notes – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT It was not a good ending for Mike Mahaney on Wednesday night at the Weedsport Speedway. The King Ferry, N.Y., driver blasted the wall in turn one after contact with another car. There was significant damage done to his family-owned No. 33. His dad Jim (Mahaney), along with his entire crew, worked the full day getting the car repaired. It paid off as he ended up battling for a podium finish before finishing in fourth in Brewerton Speedway’s Hurricane 100 the following night. “I think we had something for Billy Decker,” stated Mahaney. “I was up on…More

The Finish Line Chaplain – Busy Day at SDW and Brewerton

Day two of Super Dirt Week I began by setting up the free literature in our tent. I prayed at two meetings as the Big Block Modified and 358 Modified drivers came to draw for time trial slots. I got to meet with several people and then opened the media event with an invocation, all before lunch. I took a few minutes to “cool my heels” while I enjoyed a quiet lunch and began to reflect on what was already a busy day. One of the drivers I bumped into was one of the first drivers Pastor Wells introduced me…More

The “Doctor” Danny Johnson continues his roll through Super Dirt Week 2015 by winning the “Hurricane” 100 at Brewerton Speedway – DTD Exclusive

By KEN BRUCE BREWERTON, NY – Danny Johnson continued to keep his competition at bay by winning the “Hurricane 100” Thursday night at Brewerton Speedway. The “Doctor” took the lead on lap 20 and was never seriously challenged the remainder of the way. Billy Decker was able to move in on Johnson as they encountered lapped traffic but was never able to mount a serious challenge for the win. “This is the same car we ran last night,” said a happy Johnson. “I have to thank Chris Gennarelli and the crew for giving me the opportunity. I am very grateful…More

Makin’ Tracks – SDW Day 3 – Fairgrounds & The Hurricane

By BILL FOLEY Day three ended with the futures on the track and there are just so many drivers who want to be part of this Finale at the Mile. However, before that there was a bit of drama in time trials (read elsewhere), but congrats to Larry Wight and Billy Dunn with the drivers who have the title of being the last post sitters in Syracuse for the big block and small block respectively. Well the day started out on an interesting note as word spread like wildfire that Alan Johnson was out of the Halmar 14j and hopping…More

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The Doctor Does It Again, Takes Hurricane 100 Checkers at Brewerton Warner wins Sportsman Show

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Oct. 8, 2015 – Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., had a simple description for the performance of the car he steered to a convincing victory in Thursday night’s SUNY-Canton Hurricane 100 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series event at Brewerton Speedway. “On rails,” the 55-year-old Johnson said when asked about his Bicknell machine owned by Chris Gennarelli. “It just felt like it was on rails.” Johnson was effectively in a league of his own as he rolled to a $5,000 triumph that marked his second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series score in as many NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week nights. He…More

Lightning strikes first at Syracuse; Wight earns pole position for Finale at the Fairgrounds

DTD Exclusive The format lends itself to excitement when the fastest car from practice is the final car to take time. Lightning Larry Wight from Phoenix, New York, was fastest on Thursday morning after hot laps for the DIRTcar modifieds. He waited as 74 competitors took their shot at the pole position for Sunday afternoon’s Syracuse 200 – the Finale at the Fairgrounds. Numerous drivers rose to the occasion as early fast timers turned the one-mile oval around 32 seconds. As time trials wore on the times began to drop. Midway through the field it was unclear whether anyone would…More

Dunn does it taking 358 modified pole position Thursday at Syracuse

By: John Douglas Small Block Practice was delayed Thursday, as officials tried to get cars equal time on track. With many divisions and large car counts, practice for the Small Block teams got under way just under an hour past schedule. Billy Dunn’s No. 49 topped the time charts with a 21.973, with Brett Hearn, Billy Decker, Chris Rabbe and Tyler Dippel completed the top five. Patrick Dupree, who had issues during his practice laps only managed a 42nd place time. Other notables in the Small Bock field included J.R. Heffner, who timed in eighth, Stewart Friesen with the ninth…More

Modified racers unite to create change at Syracuse – their bitches were heard

DTD Exlusive – By Bill Foley Emotions boiled over a bit shortly after 11 a.m. this morning. Several big block drivers and track officials were involved in an animated discussion over the track time the final group of big block drivers received in morning practice. Driver Vic Coffey noted, “Time trials are lined up on practice time and in our last session no one was really up to speed and the session ended. Everyone should get the same amount of time on the track for each session.” Continuing he noted, “The track gets faster as the day goes on so…More

Fallen NYS Trooper Remembered by Maier Racing – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY “I want to keep his memory alive,” said big block car owner Jim Maier. This weekend the “memory” of New York State Trooper A.J. Sperr will be emblazoned into the memory of race fans at Super Dirt Week. Nine years ago Trooper Sperr was killed in the line of duty, but Jim Maier has a place in his heart for a man who wasn’t only a law enforcement officer, but a very, very close friend. The state police colored 31M will be in big block competition with Jimmy Maier behind the wheel. The Maier’s field a regular mount…More