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HEDGER: The Long Look, SuperFans Part 2

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As promised, we’re back with part two of SuperFans 2015, a rundown of the top-five standings in the Amateur, or ticket buying, segment of our yearly look at who goes to the most races across America each season.

HEDGER: The Long Look, SuperFans Edition

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After struggling to catch up with botched mail forwarding precipitated by health issues that kept us in New York when we had expected to be in Florida for Speedweeks, we think we’ve finally collected all the errant SuperFans entries.

HEDGER: The Long Look

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Entries for our annual SuperFans contest are rolling in even without our traditional late-season call for race totals and comments, another indication of just how dedicated America’s hard-core race fans really are.

Charland Coupe Comes To Saratoga Museum

The No. 888 three-window coupe once wheeled at Albany-Saratoga and Fonda Speedways by the legendary Rene Charland is now on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. (SAM Photo)

Vintage race car collector Phil Elliston of Southhampton, N.Y., recently made the trek from his Long Island home to the Saratoga Automobile Museum with a fascinating piece of area stock car racing history, the No. 888 three-window coupe once wheeled at the nearby Albany-Saratoga and Fonda Speedways by the legendary Rene Charland.

Saratoga Museum Adds Petty Pontiac

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Thanks to longtime NASCAR modified racer Roger Griffith of New Hartford, N.Y., a 1985 Curb Racing/STP Pontiac wheeled by NASCAR superstar Richard Petty is now on display in the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s “Racing in New York” gallery.

‘Lost Speedways’ Returns Nov. 28

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The Saratoga Automobile Museum’s wildly popular “Lost Speedways” auto racing program, long a Saturday after Thanksgiving tradition for area fans and racers, is set to go green once again.

Fairgrounds Finale Belongs To Friesen

Stewart Friesen has more than 30 victories between modifieds and sprint cars this year. (John DaDalt Photo)

Stewart Friesen proved once again that he’s one of the nation’s premier driving talents Sunday by notching his fourth Syracuse 200 win in the NAPA sponsored “Finale at the Fairgrounds.”

Phelps Scores First Victory On Syracuse Mile

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It was a long, cold day at Super DIRT Week Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds, but Jimmy Phelps, at least, was smiling at the “after dark” conclusion of the Salute to the Troops 150 for 358 DIRTcar modifieds.

Qualifying Races Hit Syracuse Mile

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The DIRT troops went to work early Saturday morning, but the 9:15 a.m. start for Friday’s rain delayed Super DIRT Week qualifying events saw business as usual at the Syracuse Mile at the New York State Fairgrounds.

SDW NOTES: Johnson Out, Horton In

(From left) Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Stewart Friesen, Larry Wight, Carey Terrance and Billy Dunn were the fastest six drivers in Syracuse 200 qualifying on Thursday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro Photo)

Insiders were shocked Wednesday when multiple-time Syracuse 200 winner Alan Johnson vacated his high profile ride in the Halmar International No. 14J. But another former winner, Jimmy Horton, was on hand and jumped into the car, supervised by three-time winner Gary Balough.

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