Brett Hearn

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Brett Hearn
Brett Hearn.jpg
Hearn in 2012
Nationality American
Born (1958-09-01) September 1, 1958 (age 60)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Super DIRTcar Series career
Debut season 1975
Current team Madsen Overhead Doors
Car no. 20
Crew chief [1]
Championships 79
Wins 903
Championship titles
1990, 1993, 1996, 1997*, 2001, 2007, 2009
2006

1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2001
1998


1990, 1992

1989, 1990

2006


2007, 2008

1982, 1988
Mr. DIRT Modified Champion
Mr. DIRT 358 Modified Champion
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT 358 Modified Series
Sunoco Racing Fuels DIRT Championship Trail
DIRT-Asphalt Challenge Series
DIRT MotorSports 358 Modified Eastern Regional Champion
DIRTcar Northeast Modified Region Champion
Canadian-American Challenge Series
Awards
1986, 2002, 2007, 2012

1993
Eastern Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year

Champion Spark Plug DIRT Motorsports Driver of the Year

Brett Hearn (born September 1, 1958) is a full-time modified stock car driver from Kinnelon, New Jersey.[2] He currently races at Lebanon Valley Speedway [3] in Lebanon Valley, New York and at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.[4] He is also competitor in the Super DIRTcar Series.[5][6]

Hearn has amassed 892 wins in a stock car over the course of his professional career which has spanned four decades. He won his first-ever Modified feature event at Nazareth Speedway and was the last Modified driver to score a win on the half-mile track because weeks later, the track was torn down to make way for a strip mall and grocery store.[7] He competed in twenty Nationwide Series events in his career, spanning from 1985 to 1989. He earned just one top-ten: a 10th at Dover International Speedway and earned his best points finish of 41st in 1986.[8]

Career highlights[edit]

Hearn in 2008

903 Wins—560 Modified, 339 Small- Block Modified, 2 Sprint Car[9]
359 Wins in races 50 laps or longer
Wins at 49 tracks in eleven states and two Canadian provinces[10]
79 Track and Series Championships
All-Time Winner Orange County Fair Speedway 302 Wins (174 Modified) (112 Small-Block Modified) (2 Sprint Car)
All-Time Winner Albany-Saratoga Speedway 108 Wins[11]
Hearn has won races at 49 different race tracks in 10 states and 2 provinces.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Paterson, New Jersey to parents Gordon and Kay, Hearn got his first taste of racing when he was 8-years old at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. Brett began driving go-karts and when he turned 16, his father Gordon encouraged Brett to try stock car racing. His dad bought a car from Glen Carlson and the Hearn's built the engine in their family room. Brett crashed his No. 20 blue-and-silver Pinto-body car the first time out and a number of other times.[13]

He currently resides in Vernon Township, New Jersey.[14] He has two children, Brooke (born 4/11/92) Tyler (born 6/18/95). He is the owner of BH Enterprises, Inc. which consists of his racing team, fabrication shop, driving school and performance equipment manufacturer. Besides racing his other hobbies and interests include jet skiing, golfing and fishing.[15]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Career championships[edit]

Championship Year
Mr. DIRT Modified Champion 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997*, 2001, 2007, 2009[16]
Mr. DIRT 358 Modified Champion 2006
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2001
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT 358 Modified Series 1998
Sunoco Racing Fuels DIRT Championship Trail 1990, 1992
DIRT-Asphalt Challenge Series 1989, 1990
DIRT MotorSports 358 Modified Eastern Regional Champion 2006
DIRTcar Northeast Modified Region Champion 2007, 2008
Canadian-American Challenge Series 1982, 1988
Tri-Track Series 1982
Twin-Track Series 1989
Lebanon Valley Speedway Modified Division 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Lebanon Valley Speedway 358 Modified Division 2004, 2010
Orange County Fair Speedway Modified Division 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2006[17]
Orange County Fair Speedway 358 Modified Division 1977, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006[18]
Albany-Saratoga Speedway (358) Modified Champion 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013
Fonda Speedway Go Green NMX Thunder Series Champion 2008
Rolling Wheels Raceway Modified Division 1991, 1998
Utica-Rome (New Venture) Speedway Modified Division 1986
Utica-Rome (New Venture) Speedway 358 Modified Division 1986
Accord Speedway Modified Division 2011
Nazareth Raceway Sportsman Division 1977
DIRT Florida Tour Champion 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005**, 2006, 2008***

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NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brett Hearn Crew". Bretthearn.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Brett Hearn Info". Racing-reference.info. 1958-09-01. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Lebanon Valley 2014 Point Standings". Lebanonvalley.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "A/S 2014 Winners". cvra.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  5. ^ "SuperDIRT Series Statistics". Superdirtcarseries.com. 1958-09-01. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Hearn Readies For 2014 Season". News.southjerseydirtracing.com. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  7. ^ Berger, Tracy (Nov 11, 2013). Nazareth Speedway. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-4671-2048-7. 
  8. ^ "Brett Hearn NASCAR Career Statistics". Racing-reference.info. 1958-09-01. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  9. ^ "Brett Hearn Career Statistics". Bretthearn.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  10. ^ "Brett Hearn Career Statistics". Bretthearn.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  11. ^ "Brett Hearn Career Statistics". Bretthearn.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  12. ^ "Brett Hearn Career Statistics". Bretthearn.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  13. ^ McMillan, Ken (2001-09-01). "Brett Hearn: Fans love him or hate him". Times Herald Record. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  14. ^ "Brett Hearn Biography". Bretthearn.com. 1958-09-01. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  15. ^ "Brett Hearn Biography". Bretthearn.com. 1958-09-01. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  16. ^ "SuperDIRT Series Champions". Superdirtcarseries.com. 1989-07-27. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  17. ^ "OCFS Modified Track Champions". Jeffersonlambert.weebly.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  18. ^ "OCFS 358 Modified Track Champions". Jeffersonlambert.weebly.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  19. ^ "Brett Hearn Career Statistics". Bretthearn.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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