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Fonda hosts Super DIRTcar Series

September 26 Mohawk 100 – $30,000 purse pays $6,000-to-win

FONDA, N.Y. – September 21, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series heads to Fonda Fairgrounds for the 20th event of the season, the Mohawk 100 Saturday, September 26.

Matt Sheppard, driver of the FX Caprara No. 9h and a three-time Series champion, will arrive at Fonda as the point leader on the strength of four series’ wins.

Sheppard leads Brett Hearn by 92 points. Hearn has a sterling record of success on Fonda’s flat half-mile. The “Jersey Jet” won last year’s Mohawk 100, which was the first appearance by the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds at Fonda since 2003.

Hearn has won three of the last four SDS races at Fonda and he has eight series’ win over his career.

Sheppard and Hearn will go up against 2015 Fonda champion Stewart Friesen, defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller and top local runners Ronnie Johnson of Duanesburg and Jeff Trombley of Altamont.

Saturday’s race card includes the Hondo Classic 50 for DIRTcar Pro Stocks. Post time is 7 p.m.

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Super DIRTcar Series Stars to Battle Media Celebrities on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Pole Position Raceway in Syracuse’s Destiny USA

logo Schatz’s historic World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season could hit another milestone Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 16, 2015 – Super DIRTcar Series superstars will battle Central New York media personalities on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Third Annual Pole Position Raceway NAPA Super DIRT Week Challenge.

Eight-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Brett Hearn, three-time champion Matt Sheppard, three-time and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200 winner Stewart Friesen, 2014 DIRTcar Nationals champion Larry Wight, and two-time Syracuse 200 polesitter Jimmy Phelps will compete against several media celebrities at Pole Position Raceway in Destiny USA.

Several qualifying races will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the main event featuring Super DIRTcar Series stars taking on media celebrities in equally prepared electric indoor karts. Fans are encouraged to come join the fun, with one fan winning two tickets to the Syracuse 200 – the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” – the last race in more than 100 years of racing at the New York State Fairgrounds, plus a chance to get autographs and pictures with the Super DIRTcar Series stars.

For directions and more information about Pole Position Raceway, click www.PolePositionRaceway.com/syracuse-ny.

OUTLAWS AT ROLLING WHEELS: Donny Schatz is on pace to post one of the top three seasons in the history of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and the event on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., could play a key role. Steve Kinser, who has won more races at Rolling Wheels than any other driver in World of Outlaws history, owns the top three single season win totals in series’ history. Schatz, who has 29 victories going into this weekend and won the past two October races at Rolling Wheels, could be in a position to move past Kinser’s 1991 36-win season, which would rank Schatz’s season second all-time behind Kinser’s 1987 46-win season. To have a chance to see history, tickets can be ordered at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

HONORING HISTORY: Nearly 30 vintage racecars, including Buzzie Reutimann’s “00” coupe that won the inaugural NAPA Super DIRT Week crown in 1972 and the revolutionary “Batmobile” that Gary Balough drove to victory in 1980, will be on display during the event, showcasing a variety of the different cars that have competed on the Syracuse Mile. In addition, past champions of the event will also be back in attendance to take part in the Sunday driver autograph session and to be recognized during pre-race ceremonies.

COMPETITOR GUIDE: The complete Competitor’s Guide to NAPA Super DIRT Week is posted at www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com or by clicking this link – SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com/images/stories/PDF/2015_Competitor_Guide.pdf .

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: Become part of the social media surge surrounding the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” by likingwww.Facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek or following on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek. Let all your friends and followers know where you’re spending the week of Oct. 7-11.

GOT QUESTIONS? We have answers. For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NAPA Super DIRT Week, click the “Got A Question” link at www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com.

GENERAL CAMPING: Reserved camping is sold out for this year’s NAPA Super DIRT Week, but there still are general camping locations left at the New York State Fairgrounds. Go to www.DIRTcar.com/tickets or call 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849) for more information.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS: Tickets are still available by clicking www.DIRTcar.com/tickets, going to www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com and clicking the ticket link, or calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

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