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Makin Tracks 10/9/14 – Brewerton Speedway – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY Shane Andrews and I coined the phrase “The Hurricane 100 is always the best race of Super Dirt Week”. Co-announcer Adam Buchanan has jumped on board with the same statement. However, as I watched the 358 show at Weedsport on Wednesday night I said to Adam, “Eventually, the Hurricane will have one of those races that isn’t the best of the week.” Well, it still might end up being the best, but winner Brett Hearn did everything in his power to put that statement in jeopardy. He found a line driving low into one and letting it…More

Hearn Dominates Hurricane 100 at Brewerton Speedway – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT It was a pretty good day for Brett Hearn. The Sussex, N.J., star started the day qualifying seventh for the Salute to the Troops 150 before being fast enough to earn the outside pole for Sunday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 as part of Super DIRT Week XLIII. He capped the evening off with a dominant performance at the Brewerton Speedway in the 358-Modified Super DIRTcar series event as he led all 100-laps in earning $5,000. “I think tonight I’ll get the first decent night sleep I’ve had in a while,” said Hearn. “We’ve been getting ready for…More

Makin Tracks 10/9/14 – SDW Day 3 – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY Plenty of activity off the track with the announcement of the 2015 Super Dirt Series schedule. Oshweken, Grandview and Five Mile Point are back on the schedule with the SDS set to start in Fulton (apparently April 25). Not a ton of surprises, but it is a full schedule with Weedsport getting an additional show in mid-September. There will be much more to come on this. Finally some action on the track and the officials got this going early as clouds of dust hung over the front stretch early in the day. Track was smooth and didn’t…More

Brett Hearn outduels Danny Johnson to claim “Hurricane 100” at Brewerton Speedway

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Friday, October 10, 2014 – Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., came out on top Thursday night after a battle with rival Modified driver Danny Johnson at Brewerton Speedway. Hearn persevered through a caution-riddled 100 laps to claim victory in the “Hurricane 100,” a NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII special at the Central New York track. “It feels good. It’s been a while since we’ve been this good here at Brewerton,” said Hearn, who lead all 100 laps in Thursday’s feature race. ”I found a line early that I thought was working for me, I stayed…More

Sheppard Nips Hearn For 200 Pole

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2014) — Matt Sheppard earned his first-ever pole position start in the prestigious Syracuse 200 during Thursday afternoon’s Big-Block Modified qualifying at the New York State Fairgrounds — but just barely. The 32-year-old star from Waterloo, N.Y., topped time trials for Sunday’s prestigious $50,000-to-win event by the slimmest of margins, besting Brett Hearn of Sussex, N.J., by a mere two-thousandths of a second on the first day of competition at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII. Sheppard steered his Heinke-Baldwin Racing Troyer car around the historic one-mile oval in a blistering 29.410 seconds, just better…More

Billy Decker Grabs Pole for Salute the Troops 150 – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY Billy Decker will sit on the pole for the “Support the Troops 150” on Saturday as the small block field has been set. Decker, with a 31.116, is sitting in a familiar position at the front of the field for the event. Asked if it means anything, Decker said, with a smile, “Yes, you got to have an ego.” Looking ahead he noted there was a mental difference between the 150 on Saturday and the 200 on Sunday. Billy said, “I am on pins and needles for Sunday and you might not want to visit with me…More

Media Luncheon News and Notes – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY The internet was buzzing with rumors prior to the annual media luncheon at Super Dirt Week. Where are the new Super Dirt Series big block shows for 2015? Well, it didn’t take too long to find out the answers as the World Racing Group officially released it. Joe Skotnicki joined announcer Shane Andrews and talked about the plans for 2015. Joe said, “Florida in February with the Dirt Car Nationals” Continuing he noted Fulton would be next in April to kick off the year and following on May 5 Big Diamond will host as a new member…More

Click here for LIVE and INTERACTIVE Updates from Thursday at Super Dirt Week 43 – REPLAY

We are LIVE at Super Dirt Week 43. Today is time trial day for the Big Block Modifieds and 358 Modifieds as well as practice. Click here to follow along. Live Blog Super Dirt Week 43 – Thursday