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Brett Hearn leads in Super DIRTcar Series points going into Rolling Wheels Raceway’s Stars & Stripes 100

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ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – After another strong finish last week in the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series, Brett Hearn has solidified his point lead going into the Sunday, Sept. 1, Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Last year’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200 Champion isn’t making himself too comfortable at the top, with eight races still left in the series and some major points races coming up in September and October.

“I still feel like it’s pretty early. There’s a lot to go,” said Hearn, who has already claimed seven Super DIRTcar Series Championships over his career.

The Sussex, N. J., driver’s win Tuesday, Aug. 6, at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., catapulted him to the point lead over Matt Sheppard by a difference of just a few points. A third-place finish in Lebanon Valley Speedway’s “Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A” help widen the gap, though he still leads by just 45 points.

“We feel really good at this point in the season. The guys are really enthused, and I couldn’t be happier,” Hearn said.

The Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100 is the first of eight 150-point schedule races in the Super DIRTcar Series, opening the door for some of the drivers trailing Hearn, including Sheppard, Billy Dunn, Dale Planck, Gary Tomkins, and Jimmy Phelps, to usurp the lead.

In addition to an action-packed race for the Big-Block Modifieds, full shows for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars round out the schedule at Rolling Wheels Raceway. The stakes have been raised for DIRTcar Stock Car competitors, with some help from Mike Welch Racing raising the winner’s share to $500.

Competitor pits open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m. for the Labor Day Classic Stars & Striped 100 Sunday, Sept. 1, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the event. Adult general admission is just $25, tickets for students ages 10 to 17 are $10 apiece and children 9 and younger are admitted for FREE! Competitor pit passes are $25 for DIRTcar Members or $35 for nonmembers. For more information about the Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100, visit www.rollingwheelsraceway.com .

AT A GLANCE:

Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Time: Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Divisions: Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, DIRTcar Stock Cars

Tickets: $25 adults, $10 kids 10-17, children 9 and under FREE! No reserved seats or advance-sale tickets available

Where: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Avenue Rd./New York State Route 5 just west of the village of Elbridge, 5 minutes east of the city of Auburn; 10 minutes from exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.

About the track: “The Fast Track,” Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, was one of three founding-member speedways when DIRT Motorsports was established in 1976. The big, 5/8-mile track has become one of the most respected ovals in the circuit, with a unique specials-only race format producing a hotbed of trackside activity for fans and drivers alike. The long straightaways and wide, low-banked turns help cars achieve speeds unattainable at most dirt short tracks, resulting in exciting racing action.

For more information: (315) 834-6606 or www.rollingwheelsraceway.com

Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series driver points, top 50, as of 8/6/13

No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 20 Brett Hearn 777 777 0 0 2 7 7 9
2 9s Matt Sheppard 732 732 0 -45 2 5 8 9
3 49 Billy Dunn 643 643 0 -134 0 4 5 9
4 7z Dale Planck 638 638 0 -139 1 3 7 9
5 84 Gary Tomkins 622 622 0 -155 0 3 4 9
6 98H Jimmy Phelps 614 614 0 -163 0 2 6 9
7 5* Danny Johnson 554 554 0 -223 0 2 5 9
8 21a Pete Britten 519 519 0 -258 0 0 5 9
9 3 Justin Haers 468 468 0 -309 0 1 3 8
10 8 Rich Scagliotta 437 437 0 -340 0 0 0 9
11 91d Billy Decker 391 391 0 -386 0 2 2 6
12 74 Matt Billings 345 345 0 -432 0 1 2 7
13 10c Tim Currier 333 333 0 -444 0 0 0 7
14 48T Dave Rauscher 329 329 0 -448 0 0 0 7
15 10V Billy VanInwegen 295 295 0 -482 0 0 0 6
16 1J Stewart Friesen 294 294 0 -483 1 2 2 4
17 66x Carey Terrance 252 252 0 -525 1 1 2 5
18 66 Bobby Varin 248 248 0 -529 0 0 1 4
19 77J Keith Flach 218 218 0 -559 0 0 0 4
20 1 David Hebert 194 194 0 -583 0 2 2 3
21 34 Andy Bachetti 193 193 0 -584 1 1 1 3
22 7x Steve Paine 190 190 0 -587 0 0 1 3
23 99L Larry Wight 174 174 0 -603 0 0 0 3
24 10J Alan Johnson 166 166 0 -611 0 0 2 3
25 6m Mat Williamson 152 152 0 -625 0 1 2 3
26 26 Ryan Godown 139 139 0 -638 0 1 1 2
27 115 Kenny Tremont 135 135 0 -642 0 0 0 3
28 21 Yan Bussiere 134 134 0 -643 0 0 2 2
29 22c Mario Clair 126 126 0 -651 0 0 1 2
30 83 Brian Swartzlander 115 115 0 -662 0 0 1 2
31 19w Justin Wright 113 113 0 -664 0 0 0 2
32 64 Daniel Nadeau 110 110 0 -667 0 0 0 2
33 25 Erick Rudolph 102 102 0 -675 0 0 2 3
34 74 J.R. Heffner 98 98 0 -679 0 1 1 1
35 39a Alan Therrien 95 95 0 -682 0 1 1 2
36 4 Mike Mahaney 95 95 0 -682 0 0 0 2
37 71 Mike J. Bowman 87 87 0 -690 0 1 1 2
38 46 Kayle Robidoux 87 87 0 -690 0 0 1 1
39 5 Jimmy Horton 86 86 0 -691 0 0 0 2
40 49 Francois Bernier 85 85 0 -692 0 0 0 2
41 54 Steve Bernard 84 84 0 -693 0 0 0 2
42 357 Frank Cozze 81 81 0 -696 0 1 1 1
43 98s Kolby Schroder 80 80 0 -697 0 1 1 1
44 101 Jimmy Burns 77 77 0 -700 0 0 1 1
45 3J Marc Johnson 76 76 0 -701 0 0 1 1
46 323 Neal Williams 71 71 0 -706 0 0 0 1
47 901 Eric Kormann 70 70 0 -707 0 0 1 1
48 124 Pierre Dagenais 68 68 0 -709 0 0 0 2
49 23d Dany Bilodeau 64 64 0 -713 0 0 0 1
50 2RJ Ronnie Johnson 63 63 0 -714 0 0 0 1
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