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Super DIRTcar Series Expands Reach with 2016 Schedule

Schedules also announced for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 8, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series announced the 2016 schedule which features 29 dates at 23 different tracks and takes the series to Williams Grove Speedway and Eldora Speedway for the first time in a decade.

For the third straight year the series kicks off its regular season at Fulton Speedway with the High Bank Hold-Up on Saturday, April 30. The event punctuates a season of blockbuster events throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Canada.

For the first time since 2006 the series returns to Williams Grove Speedway on June 22 and joins the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at Eldora Speedway on July 19 and 20. Filling out the Eldora weekend, the series will take on Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on July 21 for the first time.

One of the most anticipated dates on the series schedule, the BIG Show 8 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, returns on June 28 as the season heats up through the summer. In the midst of that summer stretch, the series takes on Weedsport Speedway for the Hall of Fame 100 on August 9.

The Super DIRTcar Series also makes two swings through Quebec, once in July and again in September.

The series season wraps up at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, October 27 to 29, 2016.

The 2016 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series final nine race schedule was also announced along with the full schedules for the DIRTcar Sportsman Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series. The 2016 regional format and schedules for the 358-modifieds will be announced in the coming weeks. Drivers in the DIRTcar Sportsman Series will now be able to drop their four lowest finishes from the first part of the season.

To learn more about the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series and to find out how to purchase tickets for all of the series’ events, visit http://www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

2016 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule

Date Day Track Event Name
Feb. 17 Wednesday Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals
Feb. 18 Thursday Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals
Feb. 19 Friday Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals
Feb. 20 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals
April 30 Saturday Fulton Speedway High Bank Hold-Up – Season Opener
June 22 Wednesday Williams-Grove Speedway
June 26 Sunday Cornwall Speedway
June 28 Tuesday Albany-Saratoga Speedway The BIG Show 8
June 30 Thursday Canandaigua Motorsports Park
July 3 Sunday Utica-Rome Speedway
July 7 Thursday Mohawk International Speedway
July 12 Tuesday 5-Mile Point
July 14 Thursday Grandview Speedway
July 19 Tuesday Eldora Speedway
July 20 Wednesday Eldora Speedway
July 21 Thursday Sharon Speedway
July 25 Monday Autodromme-Granby
July 26 Tuesday Autodromme-Drummond Racing Stock 100
Aug. 1 Monday Merrittville Speedway Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial
Aug. 2 Tuesday Ransomville Speedway Alex Friesen Summer Nationals
Aug. 9 Tuesday Weedsport Speedway Hall of Fame 100
Aug. 17 Wednesday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Aug. 23 Tuesday Lebanon Valley Speedway Mr. Dirt Track USA
Sept. 5 Monday Central NY Raceway Park
Sept. 9 Friday LeRPM Speedway
Sept. 10 Saturday Autodromme-Drummond RACE MANIA 12
Sept. 16 Friday Brewerton Speedway Duel at the Demon
Sept. 17 Saturday Weedsport Speedway Last Call at the Port
Sept. 24 Saturday TBA
Oct. 9 Wednesday Central NY Raceway Park NAPA Super Dirt Week
Oct. 10 Thursday Central NY Raceway Park NAPA Super Dirt Week
Oct. 11 Friday Central NY Raceway Park NAPA Super Dirt Week
Oct. 12 Saturday Central NY Raceway Park NAPA Super Dirt Week
Oct. 13 Sunday Central NY Raceway Park NAPA Super Dirt Week
Oct. 15 Saturday Brockville Speedway Fall Nationals
Oct. 27 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte World Finals
Oct. 28 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte World Finals
Oct. 29 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte World Finals

*Scheduled Rain Dates:
Drummond and Granby – July 27
Merrittville and Ransomville – August 3
Weedsport – September 18

2016 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Schedule

Date Day Track Event Name
Sept. 4 Sunday Cornwall Speedway
Sept. 16 Friday Mohawk International Speedway
Sept. 17 Saturday Autodromme-Granby
Sept. 23 Friday LeRPM Speedway
Sept. 24 Saturday Autodrome-Drummond
Oct. 5 Wednesday Weedsport Speedway
Oct. 6 Thursday Brewerton Speedway
Oct. 8 Saturday Central NY Raceway Park NAPA Super DIRT Week
Oct. 14 Friday Brockville Speedway


2016 DIRTcar Sportsman Series Schedule

Date Day Track Event Name
April 30 Saturday Fulton Speedway High Bank Hold-Up – Season Opener
July 25 Monday Autodrome Granby
July 26 Tuesday Autodrome-Drummond
Sept. 4 Sunday Cornwall Speedway
Sept. 9 Friday Ransomville Speedway
Sept. 10 Saturday Merrittville Speedway
Sept. 11 Sunday Humberstone Speedway
Sept. 16 Friday Brewerton Speedway
Sept. 17 Saturday Mohawk International Speedway
Sept. 23 Friday LeRPM Speedway
Sept. 24 Saturday Brighton Speedway Applefest
Drivers drop four worst finishes from above
Sept. 30 Friday Fulton Speedway 31st Outlaw 200 Weekend
Oct. 1

CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 2015 NAPA Super Dirt Week and Night One of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

The ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2015 – CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week’s Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.

Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds.’

The Bad Boy Buggies World Finals night one airs the following week on Sunday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series take on the Dirt Track at Charlotte for one of the final events of the 2015 season.

Rieff returns to the broadcast booth with analysis from Andrews and sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty. Bokhoven and Bobby Gerould provide all of the latest from the pits.

Night one of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals will be replayed on Monday, December 21 at 3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network is available across the United States and Canada through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com/.

CBS Sports Network Broadcast Schedule

DATE

TIME

BROADCAST NETWORK

SHOW

Dec. 13, 2015

6 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds

Dec. 14, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 17, 2015

8 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 18, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 20, 2015

5 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

Dec. 21, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Replay

Sheppard Crowned Super DIRTcar Series Champion for the Fourth Time at Season Ending Awards Banquet

Bernard, Desjardins and Bissonnette also honored for 2015 Series Championships

By Mike Mallett

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – Nov. 23, 2015 – The 2015 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series season officially came to a close on Saturday night with Matt Sheppard taking home top honors at the season-ending awards banquet. It was the fourth time in his career that the Waterloo, New York native has earned the series title.

Sheppard was the model of consistency throughout the 2015 campaign with his Heinke-Baldwin Racing owned Troyer car. In 24 starts on the season, Sheppard managed an impressive 23 top-ten finishes. He was in the top five 15 times while taking home checkered flags on four different occasions with the series. He earned track championships at all three of his home tracks.

“I’ll tell you what, this was a crazy year for us,” Sheppard said. “I think we beat everybody to death with consistency and overcoming adversity. Literally our two worst point nights were a second place at Drummondville where we messed up and came up light and when we were leading at Syracuse and had battery alternator issues. Our two worst nights all year long were where we were running first and second. Just consistency that’s all it was.”

Although it was Sheppard’s fourth championship, it was the first for car owner Al Heinke. The duo came up a few markers short in 2014.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Heinke said. “It’s been a fun ride. It’s great. There are so many great people. The competitors are so good in this series and this really means something. To have Matt (Sheppard) as a part of our team, he’s special. He’s fast, but there are a lot of fast cars. He doesn’t stop, his brain doesn’t stop. Every minute he’s around the team he’s planning and working on how to make the car go faster.”

Billy Decker finished 105 points back in second with Sheppard’s teammate Jimmy Phelps in third. Larry Wight and Brett Hearn completed the top five in the Super DIRTcar Series final points tally.

Quebec’s Steve Bernard was bestowed the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series championship. It is Bernard’s first series title and goes in tandem with the 2015 Autodrome Drummond track title. Bernard’s car owner Jocelyn Bernard was also honored. Like Sheppard, Bernard’s run to the title came down to the final night as he bested fellow Quebec-native David Hebert and Chris Raabe.

“It’s really hard, you know,” Bernard said. “It’s a long season and anything can happen. We had some really good racing this year. My team gave me the best car ever this season. I really appreciate it.”

Mathieu Desjardins picked up his second consecutive DIRTcar Sportsman Series championship. Desjardins earned two wins on the campaign while taking home seven top-ten finishes in eight events.

“It’s amazing to win it one year and now to win it two years in a row,” Desjardins said. “There is a lot of passion in this team. We work hard. There is no secret. I have to thank my crew members. They work so hard every week. I have to thank my sponsors. We are a young team but they believed in us.”

Dave Bissonette’s two wins and five top-tens in seven events were enough to win the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series title for the second time. He was also the 2015 Cornwall Motor Speedway Champion.

“If it wasn’t for the guys working on the cars this wouldn’t be possible,” said Bissonette. “And like I said earlier, if it wasn’t for the other teams that help out when we go on tour, everyone pulls together like one big family with the support and everything. It all worked out. We gave it 100 percent.”

Tyler Dippel was named the 2015 Motorsports Safety Systems/Number One Speed/GForce Big-Block Modified Rookie of the Year. Dippel picked up one top-five and two top-ten finishes on the season with the series.

“I’m really excited to get this award,” Dippel said. “With all the challenges we had to overcome this season, I’m really happy about this.”

Other Motorsports Safety Systems/Number One Speed/GForce Rookies of the Year included Jean-Francois Corriveau in the 358-Modifieds, Tony Finch II in the DIRTcar Sportsman and Pascal Payeur in the Pro Stock division.

Also recognized during the banquet were the 2015 Mr. DIRTcar champions. These point standings are based on a drivers best 15 finishes at DIRTcar sanctioned facilities during the 2015 racing season. Brett Hearn earned the Mr. DIRTCar Big-Block Modified championship for the fourth consecutive year pocketing $7,500 and a $2,500 fuel certificate from VP Fuels.

David Hebert was the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified title winner scoring $3,000 and a $1,000 fuel certificate from VP Fuels. In the Sportsman ranks it was Desjardins taking home the honor and Bissonette bested the Pro Stock division.

World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter recognized Raymond and Claudette Lavergne of Cornwall Motor Speedway with the Promoter of the Year award.

The 2016 Super DIRTcar Series returns to action on Wednesday, February 17during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

To learn more about the Super DIRTcar Series and to find out how to purchase tickets for all of the series’ events, visit http://www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, Pole Position Raceway and Dig Safely New York. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, FX Caprara, Fox Shox, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Racing Electronics, Superflow, TNT Rescue and Wrisco Aluminum.