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Friesen Shines During Super DIRT Week

Stewart Friesen drove to victory in the Syracuse 200 Sunday at the New York State Fairgrounds, his third victory in the annual event. (Dick Ayers Photo)

If anyone doubted Stewart Friesen’s talent, Super DIRT Week certainly put those doubts to rest. While he timed poorly with his big block modified, the Canadian transplant was more than ready on race day.

Friesen Stuns Sheppard In Syracuse 200

Stewart Friesen (44) drove to his third victory in the iconic Syracuse 200 for big-block modifieds Sunday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (John DaDalt Photo)

Stewart Friesen shocked leader Matt Sheppard with a flat out, high side dive into turn three late in the Syracuse 200 Sunday and emerged from the corner with his third win in the DIRTcar classic at the New York State Fairgrounds mile.

SYRACUSE NOTES: Freisen’s A Star

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It’s official, Stewart Friesen is now a star.

Hearn Steals Sixth Moody Mile 358 Trophy

Brett Hearn earned his sixth Salute to the Troops 150 victory Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds mile. (John DaDalt Photo)

Billy Decker appeared to have his seventh Salute to the Troops 150 firmly in hand Saturday, having withstood everything challengers Tim McCreadie, Brett Hearn and Carey Terrance could throw at him.

Sheppard, Hearn, Phelps Bag Triple 20s

Jimmy Phelps (left) Brett Hearn and Matt Sheppard won Triple 20s Friday night at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Syracuse 200 polesitter Matt Sheppard backed up his fast-time on Thursday with a $4,000 win in the opening round of the “Friday Night Lights” qualifying program at Super DIRT Week



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.


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