Super DIRTcar Series

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Super DIRTcar Series
A 2007 Big Block DIRTcar Modified
Category Modified racing
Country Northeastern United States, Canada
Inaugural season 1976
Engine suppliers 467 cubic inch big block
Official website Super DIRTcar Series

The Super DIRTcar Series is a modified racing touring series in the United States. It races primarily in the Northeastern United States[1] with a few dates in the Midwestern United States, Florida, and Canada. The Super DIRTcar Series in the Northeast has many primary sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen.[2]

The series is sanctioned by World Racing Group (DIRT Motorsports Inc.).[3] World Racing sanctions sprint car racing for the World of Outlaws, dirt late model racing in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, and 467 cubic inch big block modified racing in the Super DIRTcar Series which produce 650-800 horsepower.[3] It sanctions over 4000 races per year under the UMP DIRTcar banner and it owns seven speedways.[3] [4]


The premiere event in the series is the Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York.[1] From 2004 until 2012 the feature event (the Syracuse 200) was televised on SPEED. In 2013 Super DIRT Week was moved to CBS Sports Newtwork. The 1980 race was televised live on ESPN, the 1985 event was televised live on TNN, and the entire Super Dirt Series was televised live on Empire Sports Net from mid-1996 until late 1999. Every Super Dirt Week since 1980 has been shown on cable television. The feature event pays $50,000 to the winner.[5]

Other high-profile events include; Mr. Dirt Track USA which is hosted at Lebanon Valley Speedway which pays $17,500 to win; the Eastern States 200, run at Orange County Fair Speedway, which pays $20,000 to win. The Series champion is crowned each year at the season finale, The DIRTcar World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Champions By Year[edit]

Year Driver
2014 Billy Decker
2013 Brett Hearn
2012 Matt Sheppard
2011 Matt Sheppard
2010 Matt Sheppard
2009 Brett Hearn
2008 Billy Decker
2007 Brett Hearn
2006 Alan Johnson
2005 Tim Fuller
2004 Gary Tompkins
2003 Alan Johnson
2002 Alan Johnson
2001 Brett Hearn
2000 Steve Paine
1999 Danny Johnson
1998 Billy Decker
1997 Danny Johnson / Brett Hearn
1996 Brett Hearn
1995 Bob McCreadie
1994 Bob McCreadie
1993 Brett Hearn
1992 Danny Johnson
1991 Doug Hoffman
1990 Brett Hearn
1989 Danny Johnson
1988 Jack Johnson
1987 Jack Johnson
1986 Charlie Rudolph
1985 Jack Johnson
1984 Jack Johnson
1983 Alan Johnson
1982 Jack Johnson
1981 Alan Johnson
1980 Jack Johnson
1979 Will Cagle
1978 Will Cagle
1977 Dave Lape
1976 Will Cagle


Rookie of the Year Winners[edit]

Year Driver
2014 Erick Rudolph
2013 Matt Billings
2012 Tyler Siri
2011 Michel Chicoine
2010 Lance Willix
2009 Rich Scagliotta
2008 Larry Wight
2007 Mike Bowman
2006 Kenny Stafford
2005 Stewart Friesen
2004 Justin Haers
2003 Matt Sheppard
2002 Joe Beyea
2001 Frankie Caprara
2000 Jeff Brownell Jr
1999 Josh Skarzenski
1998 Todd Milton
1997 Tim McCreadie
1996 Vic Coffey
1995 Tim Fuller
1994 Jamie Mills
1993 Scott Scrader
1992 Ricky Elliott
1991 Lenny Boyd
1990 Scott Prentice
1989 John Ventura
1988 Mike Jeffery
1987 Steve Behrent
1986 Jim Ruston
1985 Rich Burgess
1984 Ray Underwood
1983 Jimmy Begolo
1982 Randy Glenski
1981 Craig Keel
1980 Roger Phelps
1979 Jim Jarvis
1978 Jerry Knox
1977 Rick Martell


All-Time Win List[edit]

Wins Driver
118 Brett Hearn
77 Danny Johnson
61 Billy Decker
51 Bob McCreadie
51 Alan Johnson
31 Matt Sheppard
28 Jack Johnson
27 Steve Paine
26 Doug Hoffman
21 Tim McCreadie
20 Tim Fuller
17 Gary Tompkins
16 Jimmy Horton
13 Kenny Tremont
11 Jimmy Phelps

79 drivers have won at least 1 event[8]


  • Most career wins: Brett Hearn (116)
  • Most DIRTcar titles: Brett Hearn (8)
  • Most wins in a season: 10 (Brett Hearn 2002, Billy Decker 2008)
  • Consecutive wins: 3 (Alan Johnson 2002 & 1983, Danny Johnson 1989, Brett Hearn 2001, Billy Decker 2008, Matt Sheppard 2009)
  • Most seasons with at least 1 win: Brett Hearn (28)
  • Consecutive seasons with at least one win: 17 (Danny Johnson & Brett Hearn)
  • Different track wins: Danny Johnson (30)[9]


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