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HEDGER: The Long Look


In our last effort, we detailed historian Ken Parrotte’s statistical review of Syracuse Mile activities, namely the Labor Day State Fair events and AAA/USAC action. As promised, it’s now time to check out his rankings for Super DIRT Week’s big block modified finale, which has varied in length over the years but has been the headliner since Glenn Donnelly first took over the mile’s promotion and established Super DIRT Week.

Decker Shows His Fonda Mastery

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While defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Billy Decker started his racing career at Fonda Speedway as a protege of the legendary ‘Jumpin Jack’ Johnson, he hasn’t been a regular there for nearly two decades.

HEDGER: The Long Look


Each November, we organize the Lost Speedways program at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, where we curate the racing gallery and one main gallery exhibit each year. Through that endeavor, we’ve met a great many people with a burning interest in racing history, among them Ken Parrotte of Fulton, N.Y.

Lost Speedways Event Details Released


With Labor Day in the books and a hint of fall in the air, it’s time to set the slate of topics and presenters for the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s most popular event, Lost Speedways.

Hearn Takes Win, Tremont Claims Title


Brett Hearn and Kenny Tremont Jr. have battled all year at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and it was only fitting that the DIRTcar modified season ended with both on the front stretch after the feature.

HEDGER: The Long Look


Although the Northeast racing community had been on notice about the impending loss of the historic New York State Fairgrounds mile since March, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement that demolition of the grandstand and speedway to allow a major fairgrounds renovation would commence after this year’s Super DIRT Week was still hard to swallow.

Tremont Grabs 7th Albany-Saratoga Prize

Kenny Tremont Jr. takes the checkered flag Friday night at New York's Albany-Saratoga Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

With one week remaining in the season, point leader Kenny Tremont Jr. put a stranglehold on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway DIRTcar modified championship with his seventh win of the season Friday night

Hearn Runs Dry, Friesen Banks $17,500

Stewart Friesen (44) has won more than 30 races this year in modifieds and sprint cars. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

The old adage “It’s never over till it’s over” was proven again Tuesday night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway’s Mr. Dirt Track USA Super DIRTcar Series event

Brett Hearn Gets Back On Track


Brett Hearn got back to victory lane at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night after prevailing in a torrid battle with point leader Kenny Tremont Jr. and Peter Britten as the trio battled forward from the sixth and seventh rows.

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


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