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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.

HEDGER: The Long Look


Those who follow NASCAR have certainly heard that the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will include track owner O. Bruton Smith and drivers Curtis Turner, Terry Labonte, Jerry Cook and Bobby Isaac, great choices all.

Tremont Charges At Albany-Saratoga


Twelve-time Modified champion Kenny Tremont Jr. parleyed a flat-out charge through the field and a bit of luck to notch his first DIRTcar win of the season at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night.

HEDGER: The Long Look


We’ve been to Albany-Saratoga Speedway twice and Fonda Speedway once since returning and have been impressed with both the racing and the crowds, good signs for the sport in general.


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