Sizzling Hearn Claims Super DIRTcar Finale
CONCORD, N.C. — Brett Hearn finished the hot streak he started at Syracuse in early October by winning the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified season finale Saturday night during the PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Hearn’s fourth victory of the season completed a string of victories that included the annual 200-miler at the New York State Fairgrounds and the Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway.
Meanwhile, Matt Sheppard finished fourth and became the first driver to win three consecutive series championships.
Australian racer Peter Britten set the pace throughout the 40-lap event on the four-tenths-mile dirt track and Hearn tried to pass him time and time again, finally getting the job done on lap 32.
Hearn also tied the all-time victory record in the DIRTcar modified division with his 373rd triumph.
“I’ve wanted to win this race for a couple years since we came back here and I finally got it done today,” said Hearn. “We had an outstanding October and it is a terrific way to end the season.”
Britten held off Jimmy Phelps to finish second with Sheppard and Tim McCreadie completing the top five.
“Brett Hearn has been racing modifieds for longer than I have been alive, so on one hand you are disappointed not to win the race, but happy to finish second to that guy,” Britten said.