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The Eighth “Working Man’s Race” Takes Place This Weekend At I-88 Speedway

11225269_10206091643548847_2308775952208831031_nWith Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals 8 Presented By Olum’s; $15,000 Short Track Super Series Champion To Be Crowned

AFTON, NY – The ‘little series that could’ is set to conclude its 2015 season at a race, they said, would never work.

Yes, it is an unlikely pairing, but the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek – a series aimed at weekend warriors, not high-budget teams – wraps up its 2015 Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region this weekend, Friday-Saturday October 9-10, at I-88 Speedway with the eighth running of the Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals presented by Olum’s.

Dubbed the “Working Man’s Race” when it was created by Brett Deyo in 2006, then with Afton Speedway promoters Pat and Janet Jordan, the Short Track SuperNationals was designed to provide Friday, Saturday and Sunday night racers with an affordable option to the Columbus Day weekend festivities at the New York State Fairgrounds during Super DIRT Week.

Skeptics doubted the concept. Yet, the Short Track SuperNationals has persevered – and thrived – carving its own niche in the dirt Modified landscape.

The first SuperNationals was contested in ’06 at Afton with short-track specialist Mike Ricci taking the inaugural victory. Shortly thereafter, the Jordans ended their run as managers of the Afton oval. The event moved to Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., for five years (2009-2013) before, with increased car counts and camping, the race had outgrown the rustic FMP layout.

Last October, buoyed by widespread improvements to the Afton Fairgrounds facility by promoters Jamie and Denise Page – the Short Track SuperNationals returned “home” to its birthplace at I-88 Speedway. A vast, flat pit area, plentiful camping room with water and electricity hook-ups, neat-and-tidy grounds and excellent, three-wide racing greeted attendees.

The change of venues was so well-received it was announced on the spot last October I-88 would again host the event in 2015 in another BD Motorsports Media LLC co-promotion.

With the marketing support of Halmar International’s Chris Larsen and Kevin Lillie of Olum’s, a huge weekend lineup has been set with 11 different feature events set for two busy days of racing.

Of course, the Short Track SuperNationals headliner is the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified ‘Working Man’s Race” 50-lap feature on Saturday night offering $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green. A series champion – pocketing $15,000 – will be crowned when the checkered drops on Saturday night.

Race History
The aforementioned first Short Track SuperNationals rolled off in 2006 as a virtual unknown. Tillson, N.Y.’s Mike Ricci, a short-track ace and multi-time track champion put the first triumph on the board with a mid-race pass of Joey Grammes.

To date, there have been no repeat Short Track SuperNationals victors.

Grandview (Pa.) Speedway driver Kevin Hirthler of Boyertown, Pa., scored the ’09 victory in an upset. A year later, it was Kauneonga Lake, N.Y., driver Justin Holland taking the triumph. Duane Howard bought the trophy back to his Oley, Pa., home in ’11 at the controls of the Mike Petruska-owned No. 66. In 2012, Danny Tyler of Cottekill, N.Y., became the second Accord (N.Y.) Speedway regular – joining Ricci – to take top SuperNationals honors. Craig Hanson of Johnstown, N.Y., a Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway and Glen Ridge (N.Y.) mainstay, parlayed his first-ever SuperNationals start into the ’13 victory.

The theme of “working man winners” continued last year in the race’s return to I-88. Masonville, N.Y., low-key talent Shaun Walker thwarted the challenges of Mike Mahaney and Mitch Gibbs to earn what was easily the biggest win of his career before a partisan hometown crowd.

In its existence the Short Track SuperNationals mission statement has gone unchanged, to provide weekend warriors with a healthy payout, virtually open rules, a legitimate draw for position and a chance to showcase their talents.

The Series Finale
Saturday’s Short Track SuperNationals Modified 50-lap event serves as the final round of the eight-race STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region, which offers $15,000 to the champion and a $38,000-plus total point fund distributed to the top-12 finishers.

The series has visited six different venues in ’15, the lid-lifter at Middletown, N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway in April, followed by trips to Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., Accord Speedway, Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., (twice) I-88 and Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway.

Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., has enjoyed a dominant season on the STSS North Region with four victories: Orange County, I-88 in July, Woodhull and the most recent event, the Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain. Friesen takes a commanding lead of 109 points into the finale, just having to take the green to secure his crown.

Friesen has not entered a Short Track SuperNationals race since ’11. He will end a four-year absence from the event on Saturday. The Jeff Daley owned No. 44 “short-track car” will be awaiting Friesen’s arrival in the I-88 pits.

Trailing Friesen’s 665-point total with 556 markers is Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., who is locked into a battle with Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., (522 points) and Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., (521 points) for second in points. Jeff Heotzler of Wallkill, N.Y., completes the front five with 449 points.

Second-place in the STSS North Region pays $7,000, meaning the battle for the runner-up spot will be intense through the 50-lap main.

Rounding out the top-12 in the standings are Billy Van Pelt of Westfield, Pa., (425 points), Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y., (424 points), Jackie Brown Jr. of Hurley, N.Y. (410 points), Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., (403 points), Tommy Meier of Waldwick, N.J., (392 points), Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa., (337 points) and Jerry Higbie Jr. of Newburgh, N.Y. (327 points).

Increased “championship points” will be distributed at the SuperNationals with 150 points going to the race winner and 60 to take the green flag. The first seven STSS North races this year operated on a 100-point scale.

North Region victors this season have included Friesen (four checkered flags), Jackie Brown Jr. (Accord) and Brian Malcolm (Thunder Mountain June event).

Series Ironman
This season, in addition to the eight-race STSS North Region, a five-race South Region sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. was contested in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. One driver – Anthony Perrego – has run every event, both North and South, driving for Wurtsboro, N.Y., car owner Gary Mann.

Perrego, 21 years old, the series “ironman” driver, finished second in the South Region to Ryan Watt. He is in contention for the runner-up spot in the North Region, trailing Danny Johnson by 34 points. Should Perrego finish second in both regions, he will take home more than $10,000 at the series Awards Banquet.

Huge Money
The Short Track SuperNationals is annually one of the most lucrative events in the Southern Tier each year. 2015 is no different. The base purse structure for this event – before any bonuses or awards – is a massive $26,430. Bonuses will bring that number well over the $30,000 mark.

Additionally, there is plentiful lap money that will be distributed to the top-seven drivers during the event, topped by a huge $600 Halfway Leader bonus posted by Dale and Sue Smith of Afton, N.Y. The Smiths have sponsored the halfway cash at every SuperNationals beginning with the inaugural.

A massive total of $1,670 in lap money will be distributed to the top-seven drivers in the running order throughout the main.

Other bonuses include heat-race cash, a $200 Craig Decker Forest Products Top Crew Chief recognition, $288 Zubi’s Racing Hard Charger Award, $111 Crunchco Snacks 11th-place bonus and more. A full lineup of STSS contingency awards will also be handed out to Modified competitors.

International Flair
The STSS Modified field at the SuperNationals is expected to draw competitors from at least seven different states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland and Connecticut.

But the headline division will not be the sole class bringing in invaders from afar. The 1000cc Mini-Sprints of the Empire Lightning Sprints are expecting a strong influx of Quebec-based racers. The division thrives in the French-speaking Canadian province in addition to New York State.

Last year, Alex Therrien of the noted Quebec racing family was able to notch a victory at I-88. Therrien will lead a list of his Canadian counterparts looking to win on U.S. soil this season.

Perfect Record
Four drivers have perfect attendance in all seven Short Track SuperNationals events contested thus far. Mike Ricci, the ’06 winner, last year’s winner Shaun Walker, Joey Grammes and Bobby Varin. At least three are expected to be on hand this weekend: Ricci in the Halmar-backed No. 76, Walker in the family fielded No. 21 and Varin driving for Norm Hansell in the famed No. 357.

Fast Friday
Friday’s program will be a busy one at I-88. Modified competitors will be invited to take part in a series of timed practice sessions. The fastest six cars move into a Dash, 8 laps in distance. The Dash winner receives a guaranteed redraw position for Saturday’s 50-lap main.

The Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman are featured in a 35-lap main offering $1,500 to win and $125 to take the green flag. Crate bonuses are $200, $100, $75, $50 and a free pit pass for the first Crate 602 Sportsman across the line.

Also on Friday, XCel 600 Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win in a tour race, Empire Lightning Sprints in a preliminary program, Street Stocks, now racing for a minimum of $600 to win thanks to Green’s Flag Car Service and Star Spa Services, Four Cylinders and Empire Sport Trucks.

Split Saturday
Saturday’s program of the Short Track SuperNationals will again be split into afternoon and evening sessions for the benefit of racers and fans. During the afternoon, GRIT American Series Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), Empire Lightning Sprints ($500 to win), and XCel 600 Modifieds ($1,000 to win) will run their qualifying events. Vintage Modifieds will complete their feature.

At 6 p.m., Modifieds will hit the track for the first time on Saturday with hot laps, followed by qualifying. Features for the Crates, Lightning Sprints and XCel Modifieds will be cycled in leading up to the STSS Modified finale.

41 And Beyond
After hosting the very first BD Motorsports Media LLC event on Oct. 7, 2006 with the first Short Track SuperNationals, the Afton Fairgrounds is set for event No. 41 this weekend. Since that fledgling effort, BD Motorsports Media promotions have been held at 12 tracks in four states. In 40 events, 23 different drivers have visited Victory Lane, none more than Stewart Friesen who won his seventh career BD Motorsports Media LLC race at Thunder Mountain on Sept. 27.

Registration, rules, detailed weekend info and more can be found online at under “Events” and “Short Track SuperNationals” on the main menu. Registration forms have been posted for the Modified, Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit or, call 845.728.2781 or e-mail  “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

I-88 Speedway is located conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of Binghamton, at 46 East Main Street Afton, N.Y. 13730. There is plentiful space for parking and camping. To learn more about I-88 Speedway, visit

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, American Racer/Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Scotty’s Speed & Diesel, East Coast Speed/ECS Auto, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Allstar Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group (COMP Cams, Driven Racing Oil & Quarter Master), Crane Ignition, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hig Fab Chassis, Hyperco, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lineman Racing, Pilat Graphic Design, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Shiley Fabrication, Simplicity Design, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuel.

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule

Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region
Saturday, April 11 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY: Hard Clay Open – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, May 5 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault – WINNER: RICK LAUBACH
Tuesday, May 19 – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY: Battle of the Bullring 3 – WINNER: JACKIE BROWN JR.
Monday, June 29 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Lightning on the Mountain – WINNER: BRIAN MALCOLM
Wednesday, July 22 – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Crazy 8s Special – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Tuesday, August 11 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY: Hustlin’ the High Banks 51 – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Sunday, September 27 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Wade Decker Memorial – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
FridaySaturday October 9-10 (Rain Date: Oct. 11) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Short Track SuperNationals 8 – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Fund (*based on 8 events): 1. $15,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,650; 7. $1,550; 8. $1,450; 9. $1,350; 10. $1,250; 11. $750; 12. $650.

Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-12 receive $250.

NAPA Super DIRT Week Kicks Off with Hundreds of Campers at the N.Y. State Fairgrounds

Super Dirt LogoSYRACUSE, 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 be quick-time all week,” said Decker, a four-time Syracuse 200 winner. “It’s very similar to what we thought it would be, actually we went a little quicker than I thought you should go. Thursday is a new ball game, we’ll see what happens.”

On Thursday, drivers get their chance at being the final polesitter of NAPA Super DIRT Week during the qualifying time trials for the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds and the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds.

IMG_1929While Decker says he doesn’t think this final event at the fairgrounds is “going to hit everybody for a while,” the young driver who was second quick on Wednesday, 22-year-old Larry Wight, would certainly like to close out this era of the event with his first Syracuse 200 victory.

“I’ve been coming here since I was 4 years old working on cars,” said Wight, the 2015 DIRTcar Nationals champion. “The last thing I want to think about is that we can’t come back. I always dreamed of being able to have my kids work on my car like I did for Pat (Ward) and everybody else. Hopefully it’s a good show for the fans.”

Wight looked strong on Wednesday afternoon, posting a lap around the Mile in 31.689 seconds that was second quickest.

“We’re excited about it, but you’re also nervous because you don’t want to be quick out of the gate and slow at the finish,” Wight said. “We were able to put it in the top two so that’s a good indication for us to try to get in the top six for time trials. The track was smooth all the way around. I was able to drive around the outside of guys who were slower than me so I think it’s going to race really well.”

Billy Dunn earned his first Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series victory in the 2013 Syracuse 200 during NAPA Super DIRT Week so there’s little doubt how special this venue and event are to him. Dunn drove the third quickest car in the Wednesday practice session with a lap in 31.774 seconds as he also would love to close out the Mile with a victory.

“Like any of us, we’ve all been here since we’ve been kids and we have a lot of memories of being here,” Dunn said. “You think about things you saw or do when you were a kid, or even the last five or 10 years racing. We do feel really lucky we were able to win one, that takes a little bit of the pressure off us, we can just go out and try to do our best.”

For many racers, no victory is more special than the first one. For Dunn, his first victory coming on the sport’s biggest stage makes it even more special, but a win on Sunday might just change that.

“You know, me and Tim Fuller were talking about that,” Dunn said. “This is the one Syracuse race that if you win, it will mean more than your first win here. It’s a pretty big race. At least we do have that one win under our belt, we’ve won a couple of Triple 20s, had some really strong runs here so we don’t expect anything less this week. About lap 160 on Sunday we’ll know where we sit.”

For every driver in the pits this week, they hope to their name becomes part of Syracuse lore by Sunday. Through Wednesday afternoon, below are the drivers set to compete this week:

Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Roster

Car Driver Hometown
ONE David Hebert St. Damase, QC
X Edward Kitchell South Kingstown, RI
01 Chris Raabe Napanee, ON
1 Tyler Dippel Wallkill, NY
1 Justin Haers Phelps, NY
1M Mathieu Desjardins Sorel-Tracy, QC
1NY Gregory Atkins Keeseville, NY
FX1 Frankie Caprara Pulaski, NY
2RJ Ronnie Johnson Scotia, NY
2RJ Mark Kislowski Ballston Lake, NY
3J Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY
3A Kevin Albert Jr Lebanon, PA
3M Henry Maier Spencerport, NY
5 Billy VanInwegen Sparrowbush, NY
5* Tyler Siri Horseheads, NY
6 Jimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY
6 Mat Williamson St.Catharines, ON
7 Rick Laubach Hellertown, PA
7 Michael Maresca Hannawa Falls, NY
08 Mark D’Ilario Vineland, ON
8 Rich Scagliotta Hillsborough, NJ
11 Robert Bellinger Dexter, NY
12B Kevin Britten Port Byron, NY
13 Rick Regalski Slippery Rock, PA
R13 Ralph McBride Valencia, PA
14 Brian Swarthout Beaver Dams, NY
14 Brett Wright East Chatam, NY
14H Jeffrey Heotzler Wallkill, NY
17 Marcus Dinkins Montour Falls, NY
19 Jessey Mueller Olmstedville, NY
19 Tim Fuller Watertown, NY
20 Brett Hearn Kinnelon, NJ
21a Peter Britten Port Byron, NY
21M Bob McGannon Garnerville, NY
22c Mario Clair St.Edmond, QC
24 Patrick Dupree Saranac Lake, NY
25P Michael Parent Granby, QC
27J Danny Johnson Phelps, NY
28p Eldon Payne Jr Canandaigua, NY
29 Kyle Redner Middletown, NY
32c Vic Coffey Caledonia, NY
34B Andy Bachetti Great Barrington, MA
35 Frank Cozze Wind Gap, PA
39 Tim McCreadie Avon, NY
39 Alan Therrien Victoriaville, QC
M40 Mark Forte Jr Hammonton, NJ
42p Pat Ward Baldwinsville, NY
43 Keith Flach Ravena, NY
43x Keith Flach Ravena, NY
44 Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY
45 Steve Feder Butler, PA
47 Bob Sarkisian Woolwich, NJ
49 Billy Dunn Watertown, NY
51M Dominick Buffalino Sayreville, NJ
56 Vince Vitale Cato, NY
62s Tom Sears Jr. Clay, NY
63 Adam Roberts Central Square, NY
66x Carey Terrance Hogansburg, NY
66 Duane Howard Oley, PA
71 Pierre Hebert St.Hyacinthe, QC
74 Dave Blaney Hartford, Ohio
74 JR Heffner Kinderhook, NY
75 Jeff Miller Sarver, PA
77 Bob Hamm Jr Windsor, NY
77B Roy Bresnahan Fulton, NY
87 Neil Stratton North Bennington, VT
88 Dave Allen Palmyra, NY
91 Billy Decker Baldwinsville, NY
96 Todd Milton Camillus, NY
96 Mike Turner Butler, PA
98 Eddie Marshall Ridgefield, CT
99 Mikael Labreche Ste Beatrix, QC
99L Larry Wight Baldwinsville, NY
115 Stephane LaFrance St.Andrews, ON
115 Ken Tremont Jr West Sandlake, NY
151KB Brian McDonald Cornwall, ON
220 John Ferrier Middletown, NY
747 Ryan Godown Ringoes, NJ
816 Jeffrey Rockefeller Ballston Spa, NY
999 Matt Sheppard Waterloo, NY
2848 Jimmy Maier Spencerport, NY

DIRTcar 358-Modified Roster

Car Driver Hometown
ONE David Hebert St.Damase, QC
01 Chris Raabe Napanee, ON
1 Tyler Dippel Wallkill, NY
1M Mathieu Desjardins Sorel-Tracy, QC
1NY Gregory Atkins Keeseville, NY
FX1 Frankie Caprara Pulaski, NY
3A Kevin Albert Jr Lebanon, PA
3B Scott Boudinot Dundee, NY
3J Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY
3M Henry Maier Spencerport, NY
6 Jimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY
7 Michael Maresca Hannawa Falls, NY
08 Mark D’Ilario Vineland, ON
8 Rich Scagliotta Hillsborough, NJ
12B Kevin Britten Port Byron, NY
14 Brett Wright East Chatam, NY
14 Brian Swarthout Beaver Dams, NY
17 JR Heffner Kinderhook, NY
17 Matt Janiak Warwich, NY
20 Brett Hearn Kinnelon, NJ
21 Yan Bussiere Drummondville, QC
21M Bob McGannon Garnerville, NY
21s James Henry Niagara Falls, NY
22c Mario Clair St.Edmond, QC
24 Patrick Dupree Saranac Lake, NY
25 Chad Jeseo Averill Park, NY
25 Erick Rudolph Ransomville, NY
25P Michael Parent Granby, QC
26 Ryan Godown Ringoes, NJ
29K Ryan Krachun Neshanic, NJ
32c Vic Coffey Caledonia, NY
R40 Ryan Forte Hammonton, NJ
44 Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY
45 Wayne Jelley Pittsfield, MA
47 Bob Sarkisian Woolwich, NJ
49 Billy Dunn Watertown, NY
66x Carey Terrance Hogansburg, NY
73 Alain Boisvert Lachine, QC
76A Ronnie Johnson Scotia, NY
83x Tim Sears Jr Hastings, NY
87 Neil Stratton North Bennington, VT
91 Billy Decker Baldwinsville, NY
99 Mikael Labreche St Beatrix, QC
99L Larry Wight Baldwinsville, NY
111 Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY
115 Ken Tremont Jr West Sandlake, NY
115 Stephane Lafrance St Albert, ON
343 Randy Sweetman Middletown, NY
151KB Brian McDonald Cornwall, ON

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Roster

Car Driver Hometown
0 Shane Pecore St Andrews, ON
00 Frank Holmes Gibbstown, NJ
00 Christopher Kokosa Belchertown, MA
1 Sam Reakes IV Fulton, NY
1f AJ Lloyd Canandaigua, NY
1J Rocky Warner Gloversville, NY
M1 David Marcuccilli Cayuga, NY
2 Chris Thurston LaFargeville, NY
3X John Behr Central Square, NY
4 Cody Clark Little Falls, NY
4 Greg Martin Wilson, NY
4T Tony Komuda Jr Warners, NY
8 Alan Fink Central Square, NY
09 Connor Cleveland Corinth, NY
11s Steven Lewis Jr Ransomville, NY
12 Taylor Caprara Watertown, NY
14x Scott Duell Ballston Spa, NY
15B Brianna Ladouceur Cornwall, ON
16 Earl Rudy Phoenix, NY
17J Jamie Platt Watertown, NY
17T Todd Town Jordan, NY
18jr Louie Jackson Jr Akwesasne, NY
21 Adam Gage West Lebanon, NH
21 James Henry Niagara Falls, NY
21L Alissa Cody Cairo, NY
22 Brett Martin Burt, NY
22 Matt Smith Canadaguia, NY
M22 Michael Dubois Highland, NY
23 John McAuliffe Ballston Lake, NY
23 Mike Stacey Kahnawake, QC
24k Nick Krause Parish, NY
29k Chris Cunningham Kirkville, NY
30 Brad Rouse St.Catharines, ON
33 Alex Lajoie St.Damase, QC
33H Matt Hitchcock Stony Point, NY
35 Chris Curtis East Canaan, CT
42 Brian Murphy Cicero, NY
44 Dave Conant Jr Lockport, NY
47 Brent Cross Cortland, NY
52 Jessica Power Kingston, ON
70 John Virgilio Pittsfield, MA
78A Brad Alger Oneonta, NY
85 Steve Abt Oswego, NY
86 Matt Steffenhagen Delevan, NY
88c Connor Dawdy Battersea, ON
92 Joey Ladouceur Alexandria, ON
96 Robert Maxon Pownal, VT
98 Dan Kapuscinski Fulton, NY
99 Brian Papiez Belle Mead, NJ
14s Austin Smith Thompson Ridge, NY
271 Tiger Chapman Cape Vincent, NY
314 Gordon Film Stillwater, NY
343 Randy Sweetman Middletown, NY
415 Andrew Wren Evans Mills, NY

DIRTcar Pro Stock Roster

Car Driver Hometown
00 Mike Welch Lyons, NY
08 Chad Arsenault Elizaville, NY
2 Peter Stefanski North Tonawanda, NY
2H Luke Horning Gloversville, NY
4 Dean Charbonneau Clifton Park, NY
07 Tom Harkins Hudson, NY
7 Rob Yetman Castleton, NY
7c Glenn Forward Morrisville, NY
7N Jim Normoyle Little Falls, NY
8 Jay Corbin Rensselaer, NY
11 Ed Thompson Castleton, VT
14 Kim Duell Port Corners, NY
15 Daniel Wood Watervliet, NY
17 Jocelyn Chicoine St Marc Richelieu, QC
17 Nick Hilt Averill Park, NY
22 Andrew Walters Gloversville, NY
24 Robbie Speed Hudson, NY
30 Steve Pesarak Geneva, NY
47 David Long Sault, ON
60 Joe LaFlamme Pittsfield, MA
81 Justin Knight St Johnsville, NY
93 Kenneth Martin Jr Scotia, NY
97 Daniel Older Ballaston Spa, NY
315 Jonathan Routhier Canaan, CT
322 Jay Casey Canaan, CT
324 Jason Casey Ashley Falls, MA
690 Sid Harmer Jr Gouverneur, NY
715 Gus Hollner Gloversville, NY
715N Nick Stone Schenectady, NY

USAC Silver Crown Roster Roster

Car Driver Hometown
2 Patrick Lawson Edwardsville, IL
3 A.J. Fike Galesburg, IL
8 Justin Grant Ione, CA
20 Jerry Coons Jr. Tucson, AZ
26 Aaron Pierce Muncie, IN
30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN
36 Chappy Knaack Bethesda, MD
48 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK
53 Steve Buckwalter Royersford, PA
55 Casey Shuman Tempe, AZ
63 Kody Swanson Kingsburg, CA
71 Shane Cockrum Benton, IL
81 Shane Cottle Kokomo, IN
88 Chris Fetter Troy, MO
91 Austin Nemire Sylvania, OH
98 Chris Windom Canton, IL
99 Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY
117 Richie Tobias Lebanon, PA

Future of NAPA Super DIRT Week Will Be at State-of-the-Art Central New York Raceway Park

New York State Fair Grounds
New York State Fair Grounds

DIRTcar ready to welcome fans to next week’s ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 30, 2015 – The 44th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week is only ONE week away at the New York State Fairgrounds, but DIRTcar Racing and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are already looking to the future, jointly announcing today the event will relocate to Central New York Raceway Park when completed.

“The State of New York has made a 10-year commitment to Super DIRT Week to keep the event in Central New York,” DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter said. “We are excited to announce today Central New York Raceway Park in Hastings will be the new home for Super DIRT Week after this year’s ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds.’”

The joint announcement today at the fairgrounds, where the gates open next Wednesday for this year’s event, is the next step in a plan between Super DIRT Week and the State of New York to move the event to a new, state-of-the-art facility that is currently under construction about 20 minutes north of Syracuse.

“After next week’s 44th NAPA Super DIRT Week, our team is looking forward to the challenge of bringing Super DIRT Week, the Super DIRTcar Series and its fans to a brand new venue,” Carter said. “We are eager for our entire staff, from ticketing to operations, to begin working on next year’s event as soon as the checkered flag waves on this year’s Syracuse 200.”

Tickets are still available for this year’s heart-pounding Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified and DIRTcar Modified action at NAPA Super DIRT Week by clicking, going to and clicking the ticket link, or calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

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