Eastern States 200
BRETT HEARN SWEEPS EASTERN STATES WEEKEND
FOR THE FIFTH TIME
Scores Victories No. 300 and 301 at Orange County Fair Speedway
MIDDLETOWN, NY (Oct. 26.)……..For the fifth time in his racing career, Brett Hearn, 56, of Sussex, New Jersey won both Modified championship races during the annual Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.
On Saturday, October 25, Hearn set fast time, started from the pole position, and led every lap to capture the Eastern States 100 for Small-Block Modifieds, winning $5,000, a bonus for fast time, and all the posted lap prize money. It was the 15th time Hearn has won this fall classic. And more significantly, the victory marked his 300th feature race win at the historic five-eighths-mile “Hard Clay” speedway.
After setting fast time on Friday, October 24, Hearn took advantage of his pole starting position to win, on Sunday, October 26, the 53rd Eastern States 200, the oldest continuously-run championship race for dirt track Modifieds and a key event in the Super DIRTcar Modified Series. Hearn led the vast majority of laps, only surrendering his top spot following his mandatory pit stop during the race’s middle portion. The win, worth $20,000 plus bonus and lap money, was his 11th Eastern States 200 victory and third consecutive.
The wins Hearn’s boosted Hearn’s 2014 victory total to 22. His 860-win career record includes 532 Big-Block Modified victories, 336 in Small-Block Modified competition, and two United Racing Club (URC) Sprint Car wins. A master of extra-distance races, Hearn has posted 352 (41 percent of all his wins) in races of 50 laps or longer. Hearn has won races at 49 different speedways in 11 states and two Canadian provinces.
In addition to his 860 feature race victories, Hearn has garnered 84 individual track and series point championships and is the defending and eight time Super DIRTcar Modified Series titlist.
“Our wins this week prove we never give up, that we bounce back from disappointments, and that we go out to win every time. We have a true team that’s dedicated to being the best in our type of racing,” said Hearn. “I’ve always had support from a great number of people—family, friends, team owners, crew members, sponsors, racing businessmen, and fans; all have played key roles in our success.”
Hearn began his racing career in 1975 at age 16…too young to drive on the highways. He has been a full time race car driver since the early 1980s.
During the ten-month Northeast dirt track racing season, Hearn drives his familiar No. 20 Big- and Small-Block Modifieds fielded by the merged Madsen Motorsports/B.H. Racing Enterprises, Inc. team.
Media representatives may contact Brett Hearn by calling 973-702-0819, weekdays during business hours. B.H. Racing Enterprises, Inc. information is available online at www.bretthearn.com.
ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY RECORD
FEATURE WINS: MODIFIED 174
SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED 125
URC SPRINT CAR 2
TOTAL AS OF 10/26/2014 301
CHAMPIONSHIPS: MODIFIED 15
SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED 8
TOTAL 1977-2006 23
EASTERN STATES VICTORIES:
SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED 15
TOTAL 1977-2014 26
1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989. 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2006
SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED CHAMPONSHIPS
1977, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006
EASTERN STATES 200 MODIFIED VICTORIES
1979, 1981, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
EASTERN STATES SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED VICTORIES
1977, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Brett Hearn wins #ESW 200 over Matt Sheppard, Tim Hindley, Kenny Tremont, Jimmy Phelps, Heotzler, Decker, R Ricci, Wight, Fuller, Mills
358 Small Block Modified Race
Brett Hearn wins #ESW 100 for SB over Danny Johnson, Jerry Higbie, Matt Sheppard, Jeff Heotzler, Friesen, Tremont, McCreadie
358 Small Block Modified Time Trials
Brett Hearn fastest in 358 Tt at 20.943 over Matt Sheppard, Danny Johnson, Danny Creeden, Stewart Friesen, Gary Edwards Jr, theyre locked in
Big Block Modified Time Trials
Brett Hearn fastest at 20.763 over Tim Hindley, Tyler Dippel, Stewart Friesen, Anthony Perrego, Jerry Higbie