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Sheppard Banks $17,500 Mr. Dirt Prize

Matt Sheppard (9) races under Keith Flach Thursday night at New York's Lebanon Valley Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Matt Sheppard claimed the $17,500 winner’s share of the Mr. Dirt Track USA event at the Lebanon Valley Speedway Thursday night, in the process notching his seventh Super DIRTcar Series win of the season

Spirited Albany-Saratoga Battle Is All Friesen


Stewart Friesen notched his fifth Albany-Saratoga Speedway DIRTcar modified win of the season Friday night after a spirited side-by-side battle with Elmo Reckner.

It’s All Swindell In LVS Endurance Run

Sammy Swindell won Monday night's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at New York's Lebanon Valley Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Sammy Swindell notched a relatively easy flag-to-flag victory in Monday night’s 25-lap Arctic Cat All-Stars feature at Lebanon Valley Speedway, leading Kraig Kinser, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Cap Henry to the checkered flag

Sheppard Claims Jumpin’ Jack 60

Matt Sheppard in victory lane at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway. (Bill McGaffin photo)

The Empire State’s top two dirt modified talents — Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen — squared off in Wednesday night’s “Jumpin’ Jack 60” at Fonda Speedway, giving fans a memorable tribute to DIRT superstar Jack Johnson, Fonda’s all-time leading feature winner

Johnson & Pierson Share Saratoga Spotlight


Fans left the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night arguing about which feature was better, Marc Johnson’s win in the DIRTcar modifieds or Adam Pierson’s score in the USAC-DMA Midgets Series feature.

HEDGER: The Long Look


We visited the famed Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl to present co-owner/promoter Tom Curley with his well-deserved Eastern Motorsport Press Ass’n Hall of Fame statue

Hansen Notches Fonda Tribute Cash


Craig Hansen notched a $2,500 win in Saturday’s night’s tribute event honoring a pair of former Fonda Speedway competitors, the late Bob Savoie and NASCAR Hall of Fame member Jerry Cook.

Friesen’s Bad Luck Is Tremont’s Good Luck


Stewart Friesen had Friday night’s 35-lap DIRTcar modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on ice after driving from 18th to the lead in just 14 laps.

Friesen & Poirier Star At Malta

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints logo

DIRTcar modified superstar Stewart Friesen and defending Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints champion Steve Poirier shared victory lane Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway after crowd pleasing runs through their respective fields

Slate Set For Lost Speedways Program


When the green flag flies for the Nov. 26 “Lost Speedways” program, Saratoga Automobile Museum visitors will enjoy presentations on a variety of gone but not forgotten speedways.


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