Category archives for: Dirt Modifieds

Phelps Scores First Victory On Syracuse Mile

Super DIRT Week 2015

It was a long, cold day at Super DIRT Week Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds, but Jimmy Phelps, at least, was smiling at the “after dark” conclusion of the Salute to the Troops 150 for 358 DIRTcar modifieds.

Qualifying Races Hit Syracuse Mile

Super DIRT Week 2015

The DIRT troops went to work early Saturday morning, but the 9:15 a.m. start for Friday’s rain delayed Super DIRT Week qualifying events saw business as usual at the Syracuse Mile at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Rain Disrupts Super DIRT Week

Super DIRT Week 2015

Rain has forced the cancellation of Friday’s Super DIRT Week Big-Block and 358-Modified Futures features at the New York State Fairgrounds.

SDW NOTES: Johnson Out, Horton In

(From left) Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Stewart Friesen, Larry Wight, Carey Terrance and Billy Dunn were the fastest six drivers in Syracuse 200 qualifying on Thursday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro Photo)

Insiders were shocked Wednesday when multiple-time Syracuse 200 winner Alan Johnson vacated his high profile ride in the Halmar International No. 14J. But another former winner, Jimmy Horton, was on hand and jumped into the car, supervised by three-time winner Gary Balough.

Johnson Does It Again At Brewerton

Super DIRT Week 2015

Danny Johnson had a simple description for the performance of the car he steered to a convincing victory in Thursday night’s SUNY-Canton Hurricane 100 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series event at Brewerton Speedway

Wight Earns Pole For Fairgrounds Finale

Larry Wight was fast qualifier Thursday at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

When the NAPA Auto Parts sponsored 200-lap “Finale at the Fairgrounds” goes green Sunday afternoon, the always exciting “Lightning Larry” Wight will be on the pole by virtue of his 29.154 second lap around the historic New York State Fairgrounds mile in Thursday’s “Top Six” qualifying round for the Super DIRTcar Series big block modifieds.

Johnson Outruns Hearn At Weedsport

Danny Johnson (27j) races under Brett Hearn en route to victory Wednesday night at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway. (Don Romeo photo)

Weedsport Speedway hosted the Super DIRT Week kickoff party Wednesday and it was Danny Johnson who crashed Brett Hearn’s party during the 75-lap small-block modified feature

Decker Fast As Super DIRT Week Begins

Super DIRT Week 2015

The “Finale at the Fairgrounds” is finally underway. Wednesday morning hundreds of campers rolled into the New York State Fairgrounds to kick off the 44th NAPA Super DIRT Week, then Super DIRTcar Series drivers raced onto the Moody Mile for their first laps at the historic venue.

Ward Looks Back Before Super DIRT Week

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“Everybody wants to win the last race here,” says Super DIRTcar Series competitor Pat Ward of Genoa, N.Y. “Everybody’s coming with the best they’ve got.”

Dave Blaney Set To Take On The Mile

Dave Blaney is set to return to the Syracuse Mile for the first time since 1995.

Dave Blaney, the “Buckeye Bullet” from Hartford, Ohio, and a former NASCAR star, will be among the entrants trying to capture Sunday’s Syracuse 200 during NAPA Super DIRT Week’s “Finale at the Fairgrounds” celebration this week.


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