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Dunn Gets Some Syracuse Redemption!

Billy Dunn celebrates after winning the Syracuse 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon. (Dave Dalesandro/MSI Photo)

There’s an old saying in auto racing that you have to lose a big race before you can win one.

Hearn Uses Every Drop For $20,000 Score

Hearn Uses Every Drop For $20,000 Score

A year ago Brett Hearn ran out of gas in the waning laps and gave away the lead in the “Salute to the Troops 150,” the feature event for 358 modifieds during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Triple 20s To Friesen, Hearn & Wight

Brett Hearn leads the field during Friday night's second Triple 20 big-block modified race at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Super DIRT Week’s Sowle Trailer Sales sponsored “Friday Night Lights” program was long but interesting with 358 modifieds, big-block modifieds and sportsman on the card

Brewerton & Fulton Join DIRTcar

Brewerton & Fulton Join DIRTcar

The big news at Super DIRT Week’s annual media luncheon revolved around Brewerton Speedway’s return to the World Racing Group’s DIRTcar family and the addition of Brewerton’s “sister” track, Fulton Speedway, to the 2014 Super DIRTcar Series schedule

Friesen Sets The Pace At Syracuse

Stewart Friesen en route to the top qualifying time Thursday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Racers from the Capital District of New York swept the Super DIRT Week qualifying program Thursday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds with Fonda Speedway champion Stewart Friesen blistering one-mile dirt track with a lap of 30.327 seconds to claim the pole for Sunday’s Syracuse 200

Rene Charland, 84

Rene Charland, 84

Former NASCAR National Sportsman division champion Rene Charland died Monday, Sept. 30 at the Wilkinson Residential Care Facility in Amsterdam, N.Y. He had resided there for several years due to a variety of health problems. He was 84.

HEDGER: The Long Look


A successful DIRTcar modified driver who started in street stocks, then ran IMCA-type modifieds before moving to the top division would, at first, sound like a typical Northeastern racer

Friesen Stops Johnson On Fonda Dirt

Friesen Stops Johnson On Fonda Dirt

Stewart Friesen ran down Ronnie Johnson and won Sunday’s 100-lap big-block modified feature at Fonda Speedway

Cook & Sheppard Grab Fonda Accolades

Jeff Cook won Saturday's Earl Halquist Memorial at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway. (Bill McGaffin photo)

Jeff Cook parleyed a little luck and a whole lot of patience into a $2,000 victory Saturday in the Fonda Speedway’s Earl Halaquist Memorial

Lichty Dominates Steel Palace ISMA Run

Mike Lichty in victory lane Saturday night at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway.

Mike Lichty had an almost perfect night at the Oswego Speedway Saturday night, winning his heat, the 60-lap ISMA Super Nationals feature and top money in the Steel Palace Challenge, a mini-point series for ISMA’s three events at the famed lakeside oval


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