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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.

Hearn Flies At Albany-Saratoga

Brett Hearn (20) on his way to winning Friday's DIRTcar modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro Photo)

Brett Hearn made it look easy Friday night as he won yet another DIRTcar modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, leading Kenny Tremont Jr. to the checkers by a full turn after a mad dash from 14th to the lead in just 10 laps.

Clanton Roars To Fonda WoO Score

Shane Clanton won Thursday's World of Outlaws Late Model Series race at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway. (Matt Noles photo)

After a midday rain added moisture to the Fonda Speedway surface, humid weather kept the half-mile much tackier than normal Thursday night, a situation that played right into Shane Clanton’s hand

Friesen Fights Back At Fonda


Saturday night’s DIRTcar modified feature at Fonda Speedway was anything but routine, though the end result was pretty much the same as other weeks.

‘The Jersey Jet’ Handles Lebanon Valley

DIRTcar Racing Logo

Brett Hearn lived up to his “Jersey Jet” nickname Saturday night, flying through the DIRTcar Modified field from 13th to claim the third-annual J.C. Flach Memorial at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Hearn Finds No. 119 At Albany-Saratoga


Brett Hearn had to fight hard for his 119th Albany-Saratoga Speedway win Friday night, but he finally managed to drive around Marc Johnson with two to go to get back to Victory Lane after consecutive wins by Kenny Tremont Jr.


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