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The modified faithful were excited when the USAC Silver Crown Series returned to the Syracuse Mile at the New York State Fairgrounds Friday afternoon for their first practice session for Saturday’s Salt City 78.


Matt Sheppard during qualifying Thursday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

The first question USAC public relations representative Dick Jordan got from everyone when he hit the New York State Fairgrounds media center was, “How many cars did you bring?”

Sheppard Sets The Pace At Syracuse

Matt Sheppard will start on the pole for the legendary Syracuse 200. (John DaDalt Photo)

Matt Sheppard and Billy Decker shared the spotlight Thursday afternoon during “Top Six” qualifying for the Syracuse 200 and Salute to the Troops 150, respectively

Wight Stops Hearn At Fonda

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Young Larry Wight did something few DIRTcar modified drivers get to do Saturday night — drive around division superstar Brett Hearn for the lead

Hearn Rolls To No. 9 At Albany-Saratoga

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Brett Hearn, who has had the 2014 Albany-Saratoga Speedway modified championship on ice since last week, closed out the season with win No. 9 Friday night after a crowd pleasing battle with Matt DeLorenzo and three-time winner Kenny Tremont Jr.

Tremont Stops Hearn At Albany-Saratoga


Twenty four hours after dropping out and watching rival Brett Hearn win Lebanon Valley Speedway’s Mr. Dirt Track USA classic from the pit, Kenny Tremont Jr. watched Hearn finish second at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway by looking through his rock screen

Brett Hearn Is Mr. Dirt Track USA

With 18 victories this year, Brett Hearn has been in control of the Northeast modified scene. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

The 30 other Super DIRTcar Series drivers who turned out for Wednesday night’s 100-lap Mr. Dirt Track USA event at the Lebanon Valley Speedway knew they were in trouble when Brett Hearn hot lapped well below the track record

Hearn Keeps Rolling At Albany-Saratoga


Brett Hearn, who scored twice last weekend to hit the 850 win plateau, advanced towards his next goal Friday night with yet another win at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

HEDGER: The Long Look


Racing season is a difficult time to find the minutes and hours needed to read a book, even if it’s really good. But we finally had the opportunity to dive into Dave Argabright’s latest effort, “On Top of the World,” and it was indeed worth the time and effort.

Johnson Banks $10,000 At Big Show

Danny Johnson (27j) races under Justin Haers at New York's Albany-Saratoga Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

When a downpour hit on lap 11 of “Brett Hearn’s Big Show” on its original date of July 8, Justin Haers was leading


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