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Oh Canada! Stewart Friesen Triumphs In SEF 200

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3rd-generation racer makes history as 1st Canadian to capture prestigious Big-Block event

Syracuse, NY – October 10, 2010 – Racing on a mix of fumes and pure adrenalin, Canadian star Stewart Friesen brought the partisan grandstand crowd to its feet Sunday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds, staving off a late race charge by local favorite Jimmy Phelps to capture the headline SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 Presented by Ferris/Snapper/Simplicity Championship.

Friesen’s first career Super DIRTcar Series victory earned the driver of the Original Pizza Logs no. 44 M.R. Burdick Ent.-Jeff Daley & Sons Oil/TEO Pro Car entry a $50,000 grand prize and officially put his name in the record book as the first Canadian to claim bragging rights in the nation’s premier event for Big-Block Modifieds.

“I started conserving (fuel) during the national anthem,” joked Friesen, after making history as the first chauffeur from north of the border to win the Big-Block Modified main on the Syracuse Mile. The third-generation wheelman from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. established another unofficial mark as he ran the final 132 laps on one tank of fuel and the same set of tires.

“I have to thank my buddy Jeff Strunk, he was over in turn three and had a really good look at my lines down there. He just kept drilling it in my head … conserve, conserve, conserve. The cautions fell the way we needed them to, which we kind of banked on, and it really paid off. This car was just a rocket all day, probably could’ve run a second quicker if we needed to,” said Friesen, after matching Matt Sheppard to become the second straight 27 year-old to claim SEF 200 honors in October. All-time DIRTcar Big-Block winner Alan Johnson remains the youngest victor, taking top honors just after turning 26 in the fall of 1983.

Pole-sitter Phelps from nearby Baldwinsville, N.Y. finished just 0.848-sec. behind Friesen in the HBR Motorsports no. 98H Wave Energy Drink-Mohawk Northeast/Troyer machine, followed by two-time SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 champion Jimmy Horton from Neshanic Station, N.J., 1999 SEF 200 titlist Kenny Tremont from West Sand Lake, N.Y. and Garden State invader Ryan Godown from Ringoes, N.J. Rookie of the race Craig Atkins from Clintonville, N.Y. finished 14th and was the last to complete the prescribed 200-lap distance.

Looking to match his success found the day before in winning the 150-lap SDW 358-Modified main event, Phelps’ front row partner Billy Decker charged out to an early lead at the drop of chief starter Dave Farney’s initial green flag.

An opening lap red flag could have been an early signal to Friesen that today was his day as a number of red and white Canadian Mapleleaf flags were visible throughout the grandstands. The first lap set-back began when Dale Planck lost his steering trying to navigate turn three and careened high into the outside retaining wall. Four of his closest trailers piled in right behind with Todd Milton’s mount getting airborne before coming to rest on its side with no hope of repair.

Two more early cautions kept the race pace slow and following a lap 16 restart Phelps needed only one more trip around the historic Salt City oval to duck under Decker for the first lead exchange. With 30 laps showing on the scoreboard, Phelps, Decker, his Gypsum Express teammate Pat Ward, Friesen and Bobby Varin continued to show the way while fans took notice of 25th-place starter Larry Wight who was rim-riding lap-after-lap to move into 15th position. Eventual ‘hard charger’ Rick Laubach was even quicker, advancing from 39th to 18th-place in the same amount of time.

While runner-up Decker pitted during a lap 37 yellow, Phelps made his first trip down pit road to relinquish the lead to Ward under caution on the 68th circuit — the same time Friesen would make his only visit with crew members during an extended period of yellow flag laps observed for in-race track grooming by the seasoned maintenance staff.

“When lap 68 came, we pitted and we were done, didn’t even really pay attention to the number – and then all of a sudden we realized it,” said Friesen, noting the irony of making his decisive pit stop on lap 68 – the car number of his late uncle Alex Friesen, a well-known track promoter, sometimes-DIRTcar Sportsman driver and winner at Syracuse in the 1996 Dig Safely NY Last Chance Qualifier for Big-Blocks, who was killed later that year in a tragic snowmobile accident.

“Strunky (Pennsy 358-Modified star Jeff Strunk, who provided Friesen crew help all week) came on the radio and said, ‘Do you know what lap we pitted on?’ Jeff was one of Uncle Alex’s best friends, so we were just about in tears on the backstretch. We thought, ‘Maybe Uncle Alex is helping us with this one.’ That was a big deal for us.”

Back under green flag conditions, Tim McCreadie was suddenly shoved out of the groove between turns one and two and yellow lights were forced on once again as the no. 39 CME-Sweeteners Plus ride sat motionless on the track sans a front end. A dozen front-runners took advantage of the situation to turn pitside with Ward, Ronnie Johnson and Wayne Jelley the top-three drivers yet to make their mandatory pit stop.

The game-plan backfired soonafter for Ward as he turned over the top spot to Johnson —sporting his father Jacks’ no. 12a and familiar orange paint scheme— on lap 96 when he suddenly ran out of fuel, just three laps after Jelley suffered the same fate following the a similar pre-race strategy. The yellow flag was thrown for Ward on lap 97, giving Johnson time to pit, as well as Phelps and a half-dozen more lead lap drivers looking to gain an edge.

Wight moved to the point on lap 100 just in time to gain ownership of a unique 2011 chassis package posted by Troyer Race Cars of Rochester, N.Y. valued in excess of $7,000. Friesen was next in line to assume the number one spot when Wight elected to pit the following circuit, but lost the point to another second-generation pilot Donnie Corellis on the ensuing lap 103 restart.

While returning trackside among the top-20 after his second pit stop at the century mark, Phelps was forced to the infield for the third and final time after contact with Godown flattened his left-rear tire. His hesitation down the back chute caused a seventh caution period but it was the next slowdown due to cut tire on Danny Johnson’s mount that gave Friesen back the lead for good the 122nd time around.

As the remaining laps dwindled, so did some of the stiffest competition; Decker who lost a cylinder on his Kevlar-powered machine and 2004 winner Tim Fuller who lost a right-rear wheel at the same time to send the Smith Bros. Concrete Foundations no. 74 Hudson Valley Concrete Pumping/TEO ride slamming into the turn once concrete up high.

After 10 more laps of green flag, a rare red flag flew for the second time on lap 161 when Corellis over-corrected his slide exiting turn four sending the Rifenburg Construction no. 57 John Ray & Son/Bicknell Modified spinning backwards into the wall. The sudden impact forced the car to flip over with a stray wheel finding it sway down the front straightaway as the scattered field came to a halt around the entire speedway.

Yellow lights flashed on before the restart, giving Wight the first opportunity to experiment using a the soft Hoosier D400 tire compound that was allowed only during the final 50 laps. Making his fifth stop of the afternoon, ‘Lightning Larry’ had nothing to lose and so much more to gain, yet his day came to an abrupt halt soonafter as mechanical failure rendered his mount motionless.

Cracking the Top-10 before Corellis took his wildest ride on the Moody Mile, all eyes focused on Phelps as he paraded seemingly at will to the front with little confrontation. The ‘B’Ville Blizzard’ grabbed ninth from defending SEF 200 winner Matt Sheppard on lap 164, put Godown behind him the next circuit, then flew past both Richie Tobias Jr. and Brett Hearn on lap 166 to secure sixth. Phelps was far from finished, storming past Craig Mitchell on lap 167 before moving ahead of Justin Haers one lap later.

“I honestly thought we did everything we needed to do after the flat,” figured Phelps, who figured in one of the most dramatic finishes of the new millennium on the Syracuse Mile. “The way the pace of the race was, I thought we had the first car with enough tire and fuel to (finish) it. With 10 to go I still thought we had this thing in the bag. I tried to put the heat on (Friesen) real hard at the end, but I honestly thought he’d run out with five or 10 to go. We got caught by surprise with the fuel mileage those guys were able to get.”

In an unexpected turn of events, Sheppard’s day came to a close when the JB Motorsports no. 9s Bicknell ride went up in smoke crossing the line to complete lap 170. Hearn made sure a caution came out as the Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Benjamin Moore Paints/TEO entry sustained a broken driveshaft at the same time, with the ‘Corporate Jet’ sliding into the front stretch chain-link fence beyond pit road to end his ascent into the front-five.

“I can’t figure out why we can’t get a car to finish,” remarked a bewildered Hearn, who won his record fifth SEF 200 in 1995 and has hardly crossed under a checkered flag since. “When we do, maybe we’ll win again. We’re breaking new stuff here that we don’t break any other time of the year. I was lucky, when it broke apart about a quarter of the way down the straightaway, it blew the shifter off the transmission and the (driveshaft) cover blew out. When it blows it’s slapping the cover and banging against your leg. I had to lock the brakes up, because until I did that and stopped the rear-end, the driveshaft is still banging in there. I got it stopped as fast as I could, but it probably hit me five or six times before I stopped enough where it wasn’t whipping real hard anymore. I’ll know it will hit me tomorrow (the soreness), but it’s not too bad right now.”

Green lights reappeared on lap 176 and when Phelps moved under Horton to take over third, it seemed like just a matter of time before Phelps would dispose of the final two obstacles that stood between himself and that elusive victory at Syracuse. Phelps inherited second when Frenchman David Hebert was summoned pitside for a splash of fuel on lap 185 and when Craig Mitchell had a front tire go down he cozied up to Friesen’s rear bumper for what he hoped would be the last hurdle to clear. Fifth running Tobias fell victim to a dry fuel as did Justin Haers, who stopped between turns three and four to require the 13th and final yellow flag.

The crowd rose to its feet with five laps to go as only a car-length separated leaders Friesen and Phelps as they rounded every turn. Yet that was as close as Phelps could get as Columbus Day Weekend became the newest Canadian holiday for DIRTcar Northeast’s Big-Block rookie of the year as pulled out to a five-car length victory.

“We’ll bring this (trophy) back north of the border, we’re very proud,” said Friesen, who dedicated the win to all his fellow countrymen, especially his late uncle and ill grandfather Stan Friesen, patriarch of the family owned and operated Ransomville Speedway in Western New York. “I hope nobody is going anywhere soon because were gonna be burning this one down.”

With the Friesen brain trust calculating possibly three more laps before ‘game over,’ Phelps came that close to beginning his own celebration with family and friends practically in his own backyard.

“We definitely didn’t want to come from that far back, that flat tire kind of bit us,” stated Phelps 35, who opened Super DIRT Week by claiming his second American Traditions Motorsports Pole Award on Thursday and continued with dominating his Triple 20 qualifying heat race win on Friday. Still, have to hand it to the guys, they got me in and out of the pits, never lost focus and kept us pumped up.”

“We had a great race car … had enough fuel, enough tires at the end. We might have been as good as Stewart, although we weren’t better, so we couldn’t push him hard enough. Our only hope was if we could get him out of gas. I pushed him as hard as I could, he just did a great job,” Phelps added.

Already capturing SEF Small Engine Fuels Championships in both 1987 and 1994, the sensational Jimmy Horton was somewhat satisfied with his third-place showing in a brand new Bicknell car.

“We had a good car, had a real good race team, have to thank Dick Biever (owner) for putting this all together,” said Horton, 54, who finished 22nd the day before steering a nearly identically-prepared Alpha Distribution Solutions no. 14 McKeansburg Hotel ride only sporting a TEO chassis. “Also want to thank Bicknell Racing Products and Penske Shocks, they’ve been helping us all year getting our cars good. Our Morrison motor ran flawless, got us the gas mileage we needed too.”

“The early days, if you had a fast car, you were gonna win the race. You could pit late, fill up with fuel, put a new tire on, and a fast car would go to the front. It’s a different story now. It’s gotten to be a fuel-mileage deal over the years, but so have the Winston Cup (Sprint Cup) races.”

“We wanted to race but we just couldn’t, tried to save fuel and we ended up third. The last few Syracuse shows we haven’t finished, been wrecking and stuff has been falling off. We just wanted to finish one and make it to the checkered flag this time,” divulged Horton, while noting how fuel mileage has become a bigger factor in the race over his 37 running the Syracuse Mile.

Super DIRTcar Series Race #18 – New York State Fairgrounds, October 10, 2010 “SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 Presented By Ferris-Snapper-Simplicity” Modified Event Summary

FIN STR CAR# DRIVER LAPS $WON$

1 4 44 Stewart Friesen/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT200 50,000

2 1 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY 200 25,000

3 23 14 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ 200 15,000

4 21 115 Kenny Tremont/West Sand Lake,NY 200 10,000

5 7 747 Ryan Godown/Ringoes,NJ 200 6,000

6 29 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY 200 4,000

7 5 74 J.R. Heffner/Pittsfield,MA 200 3,600

8 28 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY 200 3,400

9 39 7 Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA 200 3,200

10 27 43 Keith Flach/Ravena,NY 200 3,000

11 8 10 Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY 200 2,800

12 11 21m Bob McGannon/Garnerville,NY 200 2,600

13 40 93x Craig Mitchell/Poughkeepsie,NY 200 2,400

14 42 1ny Greg Atkins/Clintonville,NY® 200 2,200

15 20 usa1 Richie Tobias Jr./Anneville,PA 198 2,000

16 13 1h David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE 197 1,900

17 12 12a Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY 191 1,800

18 16 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY 190 1,700

19 17 9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY 170 1,700

20 18 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ 170 1,700

21 25 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY 166 1,600

22 38 57 Donnie Corellis/Averill Park,NY 159 1,600

23 35 16 Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY® 155 1,600

24 15 74f Tim Fuller/Edwards,NY 142 1,600

25 2 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY 142 1,600

26 24 34 Andy Bachetti/Sheffield,MA 129 1,600

27 26 45 Wayne Jelley/Pittsfield,MA 110 1,600

28 3 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY 96 1,600

29 10 1th Tim Hindley/Monticello,NY 90 1,600

30 14 39 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY 75 1,600

31 41 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY 64 1,500

32 19 98 Eddie Marshall/Ridgefield,CT 46 1,500

33 45 29 Jeff Brownell Jr./Geneva,NY 29 1,500

34 22 49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY 19 1,500

35 32 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY 11 1,500

36 43 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ 8 1,500

37 *6 62s Tom Sears Jr./Clay,NY 6 1,500

38 30 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY 3 1,500

39 36 3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY 1 1,500

40 9 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY 0 1,500

41 34 02 Roy Bresnahan/Palermo,NY 0 1,500

42 31 96 Todd Milton/Auburn,NY 0 1,500

43 33 14j Alan Johnson/Middlesex,NY 0 1,500

44 37 24 Chris Shultz/Pawling,NY 0 1,500

45 44 74c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA — —

*Started last in back-up car.

LAP LEADERS: Decker (1-16), J.Phelps (17-67), Ward (68-95), R.Johnson (96-99), Wight (100), Friesen (101-102), Corellis (103-121), Friesen (122-200).

TOTAL LAPS LED: 81-Friesen, 51-J.Phelps, 28-Ward, 19-Corellis, 16-Decker, 4-R.Johnson, 1-Wight.

LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 7 drivers.

CAUTIONS: 13 for 58 laps; 2 RED FLAGS (lap 1, lap 161).

ELAPSED TIME: 2 hrs. 48 mins. 43 secs.

AVERAGE SPEED: 71.271 mph.

MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.848 sec.

ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Craig Atkins.

BERT HARD CHARGER: Rick Laubach.

XTREME LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Stewart Friesen.

PENSKE POWER POSITION AWARD (39th): Chad Brachmann.

MSD IGNITION FINAL PLACEMENT AWARD: Chris Shultz.

TROYER RACE CARS LAP 100 LEADER 2011 CHASSIS AWARD: Larry Wight.

SHARON’S TOY SEF 200 CHAMPION $2,500 BONUS: Stewart Friesen.

SHARON’S TOY SEF 200 5TH-PLACE $1,000 BONUS: Ryan Godown.

SHARON’S TOY FINAL FINISHER AWARD: Bob McGannon.

DIG SAFELY NEW YORK ‘LUCKY 7’ WINNER: J.R. Heffner.

GATER RACING NEWS BEST APPEARING CAR & CREW: #43 – Keith Flach.

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS HARD LUCK AWARD: Ted Lamb Jr.

NYSSCA ‘TOP MEMBER’ AWARD: Stewart Friesen.

AMERICAN TRADITIONS MOTORSPORTS POLE WINNER: Jimmy Phelps (31.592 sec/113.953 mph).

TEO PRO CAR OUTSIDE POLE WINNER: Billy Decker (31.651 sec/113.740 mph).

MAURI HOLBROOK MEMORIAL/HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FAST TIME OF WEEK AWARD: Billy Decker (30.707 sec/117.237 mph).

SYRACUSE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU TRIPLE-20s RACE WINNERS: Jimmy Phelps, Billy Decker, Pat Ward.

DIG SAFELY NEW YORK SHOOTOUT RACE WINNER: Roy Bresnahan.

CARS ENTERED: 58.

RACE ROOKIES®: 2.

DID NOT QUALIFY(13)

1x-Todd Stone/Middlebury,VT

3j-Marc Johnson/Guilderland,NY®

13-Tony Steiner/Jamesville,NY®

14s-Brian Swarthout/Beaver Dams,NY®

19-John Lazore/Hogansburg,NY

22-Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT®

24-Patrick Dupree/Saranac Lake,NY

24x-Mike Perrotte/Plattsburgh,NY

28p-Eldon Payne,Jr./Hopewell,NY

42-Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT

44v-Phil Vigneri/Elba,NY®

85-Ted Lamb Jr./Clay,NY®

151kb-Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT

Overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified

Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings (thru Oct. 10)

Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts

1 9s Matt Sheppard 2,729 1,729 1000 0 6 13 16 21

2 98H Jimmy Phelps 2,687 1,687 1000 -42 3 13 16 21

3 91 Billy Decker 2,586 1,611 975 -143 1 12 17 21

4 20 Brett Hearn 2,541 1,541 1000 -188 2 7 15 21

5 27J Danny Johnson 2,352 1,387 965 -377 1 9 12 20

6 77x Dale Planck 2,287 1,342 945 -442 1 5 9 21

7 99 Ryan Phelps 2,191 1,236 955 -538 0 1 8 21

8 49 Billy Dunn 2,152 1,152 1000 -577 0 2 9 21

9 4* Michael Storms 2,074 1,139 935 -655 0 3 7 20

10 62s Tom Sears Jr. 2,061 1,126 935 -668 1 2 3 21

11 7x Steve Paine 2,015 1,015 1000 -714 0 3 5 19

12 99L Larry Wight 1,999 1,059 940 -730 1 2 7 18

13 8 Rich Scagliotta 1,891 973 918 -838 0 1 2 21

14 42P Pat Ward 1,778 803 975 -951 0 4 10 13

15 16 Lance Willix II® 1,705 740 965 -1,024 0 0 1 15

16 3H Justin Haers 1,701 736 965 -1,028 0 1 7 11

17 1J Alan Johnson 1,653 678 975 -1,076 0 2 5 12

18 3T Gary Tomkins 1,609 707 902 -1,120 0 2 3 15

19 8R Rob Bellinger 1,382 407 975 -1,347 0 1 2 8

20 33 Mike Mahaney 1,306 378 928 -1,423 0 0 0 9

21 10v Bobby Varin 1,274 299 975 -1,455 0 0 1 4

22 99B Chuck Bower 1,251 321 930 -1,478 0 0 1 8

23 5H Chris Hile 1,242 324 918 -1,487 0 0 1 8

24 16 Mike Bowman 1,235 309 926 -1,494 0 0 0 8

25 48T Dave Rauscher 1,224 292 932 -1,505 0 0 0 5

26 10 Tim Currier 1,224 284 940 -1,505 0 0 0 5

27 21a Pete Britten 1,216 284 932 -1,513 0 0 0 7

28 74 J.R Heffner 1,208 223 985 -1,521 1 1 2 2

29 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 1,157 202 955 -1,572 0 0 0 6

30 21K Randy Chrysler 1,153 241 912 -1,576 0 0 0 5

31 57 Donnie Corellis 1,130 155 975 -1,599 0 0 0 3

32 37e Eric Fisher 1,127 203 924 -1,602 0 0 0 5

33 115 Kenny Tremont. 1,123 178 945 -1,606 0 1 1 2

34 34 Andy Bachetti 1,117 152 965 -1,612 0 1 1 2

35 43 Keith Flach 1,111 181 930 -1,618 0 0 2 2

36 91 Chad Homan 1,100 155 945 -1,629 0 0 0 3

37 56 Vince Vitale 1,098 143 955 -1,631 0 0 0 3

38 02 Roy Bresnahan 1,086 166 920 -1,643 0 0 0 3

39 10x Willy Decker 1,070 142 928 -1,659 0 0 1 3

40 94 Ray Hoard 1,066 138 928 -1,663 0 0 1 2

41 24 Jim Witko Jr. 1,063 131 932 -1,666 0 0 1 3

42 37md Jer.Shingledecker 1,061 61 1000 -1,668 0 0 0 1

43 39 Ryan Bartlett 1,061 153 908 -1,668 0 1 1 5

44 45 Wayne Jelley 1,055 149 906 -1,674 0 1 1 2

45 77F Mark Flach Jr. 1,051 116 935 -1,678 0 0 1 2

46 98 Eddie Marshall 1,045 90 955 -1,684 0 0 0 2

47 13 Tony Steiner 1,037 125 912 -1,692 0 0 0 1

48 160 Johnny Hill 1,032 116 916 -1,697 0 0 0 2

49 X Chad Phelps 1,025 105 920 -1,704 0 0 0 2

50 65 Rex King 1,025 40 985 -1,704 0 0 0 1

51 6 Pat O’Brien 1,023 113 910 -1,706 0 0 0 2

52 61 Dave Murdick 1,015 40 975 -1,714 0 0 0 1

53 45m Mike Ward 1,011 107 904 -1,718 0 0 0 2

54 777 Kevin Bolland 1,000 0 1000 -1,729 0 0 0 0

55 711 JaMike Sowle 1,000 0 1000 -1,729 0 0 0 0

56 87x Paul Gilardi 998 80 918 -1,731 0 0 0 2

57 07 Tim Kerr 996 51 945 -1,733 0 0 0 1

58 83 Brian Swartzlander 995 10 985 -1,734 0 0 0 0

59 18J Jason Rood 994 70 924 -1,735 0 0 0 2

60 8J Dean Pearson 988 48 940 -1,741 0 0 0 1

PREVIOUS WINNERS
No matter how successful a driver may claim to be, victory in the Salt City showdown on the storied Syracuse Mile still stands to separate the best from the rest. And a triumph in the lucrative SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 during Super DIRT Week remains one of the most prized jewels anywhere in motorsports racing today. With his recent win on Sunday afternoon, Friesen joins an elite list of 20 legendary drivers that have made it into victory lane in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s nationally recognized event. In this year’s field there were 10 past champions qualifying for the headline SEF 200 for Big-Block Modifieds, led by five-time winner Brett Hearn, Billy Decker (4), Alan Johnson (3), Jimmy Horton (2), Danny Johnson (2), Vic Coffey (2) Tim Fuller, Kenny Tremont, Richie Tobias Jr., Kenny Brightbill, Frank Cozze and defending champion Matt Sheppard.

SYRACUSE “RITE AID 200 PRESENTED BY FERRIS & SNAPPER MOWERS” MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP

DATE LAPS FIRST SECOND THIRD

10/10/10 200 Stewart Friesen Jimmy Phelps Jimmy Horton

10/11/09 200 Matt Sheppard Tim McCreadie Tim Fuller

10/12/08 200 Frank Cozze Matt Sheppard Duane Howard

10/7/07 200 Vic Coffey Tim Fuller Rich Tobias Jr,

10/8/06 200 Danny Johnson Jimmy Horton Alan Johnson

11/5/05 200 Billy Decker Todd Burley Ronnie Johnson

10/10/04 200 Tim Fuller Gary Tomkins Pat Ward

10/12/03 200 Alan Johnson Kenny Tremont Frank Cozze

10/13/02 203 Vic Coffey Gary Tomkins Jimmy Horton

10/7/01 202 Billy Decker Kenny Tremont Ron Smoker

10/8/00 200 Billy Decker Steve Paine Kenny Brightbill

10/10/99 188 Kenny Tremont Kenny Brightbill Tim Fuller

10/11/98 191 Billy Decker Bud Christmann Dick Larkin

10/12/97 188 Danny Johnson Jeff Heotzler Brett Hearn

10/13/96 188 Doug Hoffman Danny Johnson Kenny Tremont

10/8/95 188 Brett Hearn Dave Blaney Steve Paine

10/9/94 188 Jimmy Horton Dave Blaney Danny Johnson

10/10/93 188 Brett Hearn Kenny Tremont Bob McCreadie

10/11/92 135 Rich Tobias,Jr. Randy Glenski Frank Cozze

10/13/91 188 Brett Hearn Steve Paine Jack Johnson

10/7/90 188 Brett Hearn Alan Johnson Jeff Trombley

10/8/89 188 Alan Johnson Dave Blaney C.D. Coville

10/9/88 188 Kenny Brightbill Jimmy Horton Alan Johnson

10/11/87 188 Jimmy Horton Charlie Rudolph Doug Hoffman

10/12/86 125 Bob McCreadie Billy Pauch Jack Johnson

10/13/85 125 Brett Hearn Jack Johnson Bob McCreadie

10/7/84 125 Jack Johnson Carl Collis Merv Treichler

10/9/83 125 Alan Johnson Merv Treichler Dave Lape

10/10/82 125 Merv Treichler Alan Johnson Brett Hearn

10/11/81 125 Merv Treichler Lou Blaney Brett Hearn

10/12/80 125 Gary Balough Buzzie Reutimann Frank Cozze

10/7/79 125 Jack Johnson Will Cagle Ken Brenn,Jr.

10/1/78 100 Gary Balough Frank Cozze Stan Ploski

4/15/78 100 Gary Balough Dick Tobias Elvin Felty

10/3/76 100 Gary Balough Bobby Gerhart Will Cagle

9/28/75 100 Dick Tobias Billy Osmun Wayne Reutimann

9/29/74 95 Billy Osmun Merv Treichler Gary Balough

9/30/73 100 Buz.Reutimann Tommy Corellis Will Cagle

10/1/72 100 Buz.Reutimann Jerry Cook Stan Ploski

SDW Tape-Delayed On SPEED Channel: In showcasing Super DIRT Week XXXIX at Syracuse, the SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 Presented by Ferris/Snapper/Simplicity will again air on SPEED TV from the New York State Fairgrounds during its fall schedule on October 30 at 8pm Eastern time. Fans can catch all the action from the 39th running of the great Fall Classic one more time from the comfort of their own home. Long-time DIRTcar announcer and voice of the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds, Shane Andrews, will be giving the play-by-play call, popular driver and SPEED personality Kenny Wallace will offer color analysis, while Sarah Jane Hunt and Danny Kapuscinski will provide pit road reports. Super DIRT Week XXXIX is sure to create more lasting memories and fans can re-live them with SPEED TV’s www.speedtv.com re-airing of the 200-mile spectacle.

2010 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule

NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up point event.

*All events subject to change.

DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION

*** FLORIDA DIRTcar NATIONALS ***

Wed-Feb 10 Volusia Speedway Park-np Stewart Friesen

Thr-Feb 11 Volusia Speedway Park-np Matt Sheppard

Fri-Feb 12 Volusia Speedway Park-np -cancelled-

Sat-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park-np Matt Sheppard

Sat-Mar 27 Hagerstown Speedway Billy Decker

Sat-Apr 10 Fulton Speedway Dale Planck

Sun-May 30 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Matt Sheppard

Tue-Jun 15 Grandview Speedway Craig VonDohren

Wed-Jun 16 Orange County Fair Speedway Jimmy Phelps

Wed-Jun 23 Mohawk International Raceway Jimmy Phelps

Sun-Jul 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Matt Sheppard

Sun-Jul 11 Cornwall Motor Speedway Brett Hearn

*** ALL-STAR WEEKEND ***

Thr-Jul 15 Brewerton Speedway Matt Sheppard

Fri-Jul 16 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Jimmy Phelps

Sat-Jul 17 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Matt Sheppard($20,000-to-win)

*** GREAT CANADIAN TOUR ***

Mon-Jul 19 Autodrome Granby Brett Hearn

Tue-Jul 20 Autodrome Drummond Danny Johnson

Mon-Aug 2 Merrittville Speedway Matt Sheppard

Thr-Aug 26 Lebanon Valley Speedway J.R. Heffner($17,500-to-win)

Sun-Sep 5 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Larry Wight

Sat-Sep 18 Mohawk International Raceway Matt Sheppard

Sat-Oct 2 Fulton Speedway-sp Brett Hearn($20,000-to-win)

*** SUPER DIRT WEEK ***

Sun-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Stewart Friesen($50,000-to-win)

*** DIRTcar FALL NATIONALS ***

Sun-Oct 17 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT

*** WORLD FINALS ***

Thr-Nov 4 The Dirt Track at Charlotte(qual.) Concord,NC

Fri-Nov 5 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord,NC

Sat-Nov 6 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord,NC

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse runs annually in October featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.allstar100weekend.com and www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.

The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com, VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com and GM Performance Parts www.gmperformanceparts.com. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and Chizmark & Larson Insurance www.chizmarklarson.com, and contingency sponsors are Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, MSD Ignition www.msdignition.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Vicci Racing Apparel www.vicci.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.

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