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Jimmy Phelps Steals Big Show Thunder

Jimmy Phelps (98h) won Wednesday's The Big Show 7 at New York's Albany-Saratoga Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

The Albany-Saratoga Speedway may have the reputation for being the playground of Brett Hearn and Kenny Tremont Jr., but nobody would know it by the way Jimmy Phelps went around the three-eighths-mile oval Wednesday night

Tremont Rules Albany-Saratoga


Albany-Saratoga Speedway point leader Kenny Tremont notched his sixth DIRTcar modified win of the season Friday night

Brett Hearn Turns His Luck Around


All-time Albany-Saratoga Speedway win leader Brett Hearn got back to victory lane Friday night after a few weeks of technical issues and not quite getting to the front, but it wasn’t easy.

Friesen Keeps Rolling Along At Fonda


Hot off a spectacular World of Outlaws win at Ohsweken Speedway Stewart Friesen kept his spectacular season going with a $5,000 victory in Wednesday night’s 50-lap “Jack Johnson Tribute” race at the Fonda Speedway

Schatz Romps To No. 21 At Lebanon Valley

Donny Schatz (15) passes Mark Smith Sunday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway. (John Dadalt photo)

Donny Schatz notched his 21st World of Outlaws victory of the season Sunday night with a flag-to-flag cruise around the high-banked, half-mile Lebanon Valley Speedway

HEDGER: The Long Look


Racers are, by nature, extremely competitive. No matter what division they compete in or whether they tour or concentrate on a hometown speedway, they want the fastest and neatest car, the newest trick component, the most impressive pit equipment and, most obviously, the biggest, shiniest tow rig.

Lady Luck Smiles On Stewart Friesen


Part-time Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints competitor Stewart Friesen parleyed a fast car and a bit of luck into his second Albany-Saratoga Speedway Empire Super Sprints win in three years Friday night, sharing victory lane with first-time DIRTcar Modified winner Matt Depew on a strange night with intermittent sprinkles but never real rain.

Hearn & Tremont Split Malta Mod Features

Brett Hearn (20) and Kenny Tremont each won a modified feature Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Archrivals Brett Hearn and Kenny Tremont Jr. split the twin DIRTcar modified features at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night, with leading winner Hearn prevailing easily in the opener, which was rained out in June, and point leader Tremont taking the regular 35 lapper

Britten Thrills Albany-Saratoga Crowd

Peter Britten won Friday's modified feature at New York's Albany-Saratoga Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s enthusiastic crowd saw two things they seldom see Friday night.

Poirier Scores At Rainy Lebanon Valley


It was a wet, wild and crazy night at Lebanon Valley Speedway Saturday night, with the Empire Super Sprints feature the only one to go into the record books. And Steve Poirier only had to lead to halfway to win as rain hit yet again during a red flag for a flip by Chuck Hebing.


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