“Big Show 7” Rescheduled For 8/12/15

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In an effort to present the Big Show 7 @ Albany-Saratoga Speedway the way it was designed we have postponed until Aug 12th. For the many fans and competitors who were looking forward to this event but traveling long distance there was a sigh of relief. I’m so disappointed that we just can’t get mother nature to work with us.

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Super DIRTcar Series wheels into Albany-Saratoga

Brett Hearn’s “Big Show VII” – $10,000-to-win, $500-to-start

MALTA, N.Y. – July 4, 2015 – A deep, strong field of Big-Block Modified invaders and talented locals will square off at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday, July 7 in driver/promoter Brett Hearn’s “Big Show VII”, one of the premier events of the 2015 Super DIRTcar Series.

Primary sponsors Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris Mowers, Cedar Peaks Enterprises, and VP Racing Fuels have been joined by Halmar International, which is providing a car for NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace, a dirt track racing enthusiast, to drive in Big Show VII.

“We had talked with him about making an appearance and signing autographs, but now he’ll be able to go racing too,” Hearn said. “The purse is now over $35,000 and it pays $10,000-to-win and $500 to start. I think this could be the best Big Show yet.”

Hearn, Albany-Saratoga’s winningest driver and an eight-time Super DIRTcar Series champion, has won the Big Show himself once (2013). Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., the defending series champion – currently second in the standings – is a two-time Big Show winner.

Series point leader Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., who has won three of the first seven events this season, comes in looking for his first Big Show win. Number three point-man, Danny Johnson of Rochester, was the 2014 winner.

Other top invaders include Jimmy Phelps, Stewart Friesen, Larry Wight, Pat Ward, Billy Dunn, Tim Fuller and Peter Britten. Keith Flach, Mark Kislowski and Britten are Super DIRTcar Series competitors with Albany-Saratoga as their home track.

There is no shortage of Albany-Saratoga regulars more than capable of walking off with the $10,000 winner’s check, including the “Sand Lake Slingshot” Kenny Tremont Jr., Marc Johnson of Guilderland, Ronnie Johnson of Duanesburg, Matt Delorenzo and Jack Cottrell.

Hearn is hoping to jumpstart his 2015 Super DIRTcar Series season at the Big Show VII. He has 10 wins combined in weekly appearances at Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley and is battling with Tremont Jr. for the point lead at both tracks, but he has yet to record a podium finish in the series.

“I did win down at Volusia (FL) in February, but that wasn’t a point-race,” he said. “We’re not where we need to be. We always seem to be recovering from something and haven’t found a rhythm yet. At Utica-Rome I had a broken tailpipe that cut a line and I lost the brakes. Out at Ohsweken (ON), I got up to 4th and then struggled on some restarts.”

“There’s $10,000 on the table for whoever wins it,” Hearn summed up. “I’m not giving anybody anything. I’d like to win it for myself.”

Gates open at 4 p.m. An autograph session between 5-6 p.m. will include Kenny Wallace, the stars of the Super DIRTcar Series and Albany-Saratoga’s top regulars


 

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HOME TRACK REGULARS UP FOR BIG SHOW CHALLENGE
Albany-Saratoga Has Some Talent Ready To Give The Tour Drivers A Thrilling Race

June 26, 2015 (Vernon, NJ) – Few tracks can boast their weekly competitors are among some of the very best dirt track racing wheelmen in the business today. Modified drivers who cannot only defend home turf, but travel well while being competitive at various speedways in the Northeast. The great race place Albany-Saratoga Speedway can claim just such a thing and the regulars are ready to make the high profile tour regulars work hard during Big Show VII.

Brett Hearn is the all-time winningest driver at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and hands down the toughest challenge presented to touring drivers come July 7th. Hearn along with Peter Britten, Keith Flach, and Rich Scagliotta all call Malta home during the season on Friday nights along with also following the Super DIRTcar Series.

While they each present a challenge to invaders trying to take home a Big Show championship, there are some un-scouted drivers who represent the non-traveling, hard-nosed, stubborn element making the Malta, NY speed plant difficult to walk in and win. It starts with a proven talent like Kenny Tremont Jr.

Kenny Tremont earned the nickname ‘king of the valley’ after climbing to the top of the all-time win list on the high banks. Tremont puts his talent on display at Albany-Saratoga each Friday night, which has been his home for many years. Tremont leads the charge each week to out run the highflying ‘Jersey Jet’ Brett Hearn to the checkered flag. Tremont has a hall of fame career himself, which includes many wins, championships, and a Big Block Super Dirt Week triumph back in 1999.

Tremont is just part of what fans will be treated to during Big Show VII. Dubbed the ‘ultimate underdog’ Marc Johnson is as tough as they come at the great race place. Each week Marc Johnson puts his familiar 3J in the top 10 with a mildly funded team in comparison. The kid has talent that challenges the hall of fame drivers each week, which is why Johnson has learned to race hard. MJ has feature wins to his credit, solid runs at the Moody Mile, and is mild mannered to complete the package.

Johnson is a name synonymous with success. Ronnie Johnson had a legendary father to guide him to the champion he has become today. RJ stormed through the Sportsman ranks into the Modifieds to begin his chase for a title, which he finally accomplished in 2011 at Fonda. He continues the family tradition of winning at his Friday night home track Albany-Saratoga. Johnson is a fan favorite whom will defend home turf contending for a Big Show championship July 7th.
Mark Kislowski once a Modified newcomer has elevated to Big Block veteran. Kislowski is on a hot streak of top finishes including a feature win at Fonda Speedway. The sheer determination to not only compete with the best drivers on the planet, but to beat them is what makes Kislowski a dark horse long shot to win Big Show VII. He’s currently 6th in points just ahead of another driver turned promoter, Matt DeLorenzo.

Matt DeLorenzo has won his fair share of feature events at Albany-Saratoga and claimed the 2007 Modified track title at Fonda Speedway. DeLorenzo spends much of his time these days as the track of champions revered promoter, but at any moment he’s ready to rock-n-ride to victory lane. As an outside fan favorite to claim victory, Matty ‘D’ will clash with some heavy hitters at Big Show VII.

Jimmy Cottrell, Elmo Reckner, and the racing Ronca Family will join the rest of Albany-Saratoga’s best in a wheel-to-wheel showdown with arguably the best traveling group of Big Block Modified talent in an epic Big Show VII, which will include the ‘Herminator’ himself, Kenny Wallace.

Big Show VII is scheduled for July 7, 2015 as part of the 50th anniversary of the great race place. NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace will be on hand going toe-to-toe with icons of the Super DIRTcar Series in what promoter Brett Hearn promises to be the best Big Show yet. Mark down the date, take a vacation day from work, and come prepared to get your race on. Be part of a Big Show worthy of celebrating 50 years at the historic Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

Come out early to enjoy the off clay attractions including souvenirs, apparel, autograph session, and refreshments. Gates open at 4PM, autograph session between 5-6PM, and racing to begin at 7PM. Autograph session is scheduled to include the stars of the Super DIRTcar Series, top Albany-Saratoga track regulars, and NASCAR’s very own Kenny Wallace.

Also among the racing activities will be a pair of 20-Lap features for the ever-popular Crate Sportsman division. Time hot laps will put drivers into evenly split up features, with the top 12 in each redrawing for starting spots. Separate purses for each of the 20-Lap Crate Sportsman events will reward drivers, along with a Sportsman Big Show win.

For all the latest news on Brett Hearn’s Big Show at Albany-Saratoga Speedway please visit online www.bretthearn.com or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com. Info can also be found on Facebook pages for both Brett Hearn and Albany-Saratoga Speedway. For all the news on the Super DIRTcar Series visit www.superdirtcarseries.com. More information on Brett Hearn’s Big Show VII coming soon, stay tuned race fans.

All media requests must be submitted to bigshowcredentials@gmail.com by the supervising editor/publisher indicating the medium represented, specific assignment, area of access required, and coverage date. Please include the e-mail address and/or phone number for the person requesting credentials. Proof of coverage (tear sheets, video tape, audio tape, high resolution photo disk, etc.) is required from all outlets. Event management reserves the right to use submitted material for future promotions.

BIG SHOW ALL-TIME WINNERS
06/17/09 – Big Show I (Billy Decker)
06/16/10 – Big Show II (Jimmy Phelps)
06/21/11 – Big Show III (Billy Decker)
07/10/12 – Big Show IV (Bobby Varin)
07/09/13 – Big Show V (Brett Hearn)
07/30/14 – Big Show VI (Danny Johnson)

BRETT HEARN’S BIG SHOW AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY is brought to you in part by sponsors and partners that include: Albany Saratoga Speedway, BH Racing Enterprises, Madsen Motorsports, 417 Bus Line LTD, Fox Racing Shocks, Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris Commercial Mowers, VP Racing Fuels, Cedar Peaks Enterprises, Fox Hill Camping Area, Steve Hough Motors, Don Kruger Motorsports LLC, and WLR Construction Inc.


 

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP NETS INCREASED
PRIZE MONEY FOR RACERS
$10,000 to win, $500 to start The Big Show 7

SUSSEX, NJ (June 25)……..”Thanks to additional support from Halmar International, we’ve raised The Big Show 7 minimum feature race starting money to $500,” said event organizer Brett Hearn. Halmar International, a multi-faceted construction company; Recovery Sports Grill Malta, a sports-themed restaurant (2537 State Route 9, Ballston Spa, New York); Ferris Industries, a commercial lawn car equipment manufacturer; VP Racing Fuels; and North Carolina-based general contracting company Cedar Peaks are major sponsors of The Big Show 7, a midweek special racing program set for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York. It is through their combined participation that The Big Show 7 is among the highest-paying races of the summer season.

In addition to their support, Halmar Racing will be providing a car from their team for NASCAR XFINITY driver and Fox Television racing analyst Kenny Wallace,” said Hearn. “When I first approached Kenny about coming to The Big Show, he said he wouldn’t come just to sign autographs. He wanted to race. So we’ve got a quality Modified lined up for him.”
The evening’s racing program will include group time trials, heat and consolation races, plus the big 100-lap feature race for the Modifieds. Also in action will be the Sportsman cars and drivers in a pair of 20-lap races, with starting positions determined by timed hot laps and a top-12 in each race redraw. And for the fans there’s a chance to win or share $500 for picking the fastest five Modified drivers in time trials.

Although racing will get under way at 7:00 pm, fans should plan to arrive early to enjoy the midway and refreshments, stop by the souvenir trailers, meet and get autographs from Kenny Wallace and the DIRTcar Modified Series and Albany-Saratoga Speedway drivers. General admission for The Big Show 7 is $24, Children $5.

In business over 54 years the companies of Halmar International continue to be a major part of New York’s construction industry. Halmar builds rail and transit systems, roadways and bridges, tunnels, airports, state-of-the-art maintenance facilities, communication and power systems, and security systems. Halmar brings an outstanding record focusing innovative solutions that saves time and money, and removes unnecessary expenditures, incorporates material and systems life-cycle benefits and applies proven construction practices.

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with more than 865 feature race wins to his credit. He holds 86 track and series championships and in 2013 was named Area Auto Racing News 50 Years Greatest Driver. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events.

Hearn may be contacted during business hours at 973-702-0819, or go to www.bretthearn.com for additional information.

 


 

 

COME EARLY; ENJOY THE FUN AT THE BIG SHOW 7
Refreshments, Souvenirs, and Driver Autographs
Part of the Pre-Race Activities

SUSSEX, NJ (June 22)……..Spectator gates for The Big Show 7 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, New York) on Tuesday, July 7, will open at 4:00 pm. Fans are encouraged to come out early and enjoy the attractions. Besides sampling all the refreshments available, several souvenir trailers offering a wide variety of racing-oriented items will be on site. There will be tables set up for fans to get autographs from top Super DIRTcar Modified Series and Albany-Saratoga Speedway drivers and special guest NASCAR XFINITY Series driver and Fox Television analyst Kenny Wallace. The autograph session is scheduled for 5:00-6:00 pm. Warmups and pre-race activities will follow.

The Big Show 7, for big-block DIRTcar Modifieds, will include group time trials, qualifying heat and consolation races and the 100-lap feature race.

The companion support division will be the Sportsman cars. The field for the Sportsman portion of The Big Show 7 will be divided in half for a pair of 20-lap feature races, each with its own payout. All the competitors will register qualifying times during timed hot laps. Then the field will be evenly divided, and the top-12 from each group will redraw for starting positions for their feature races.

This is an open event for all Sportsman cars and will be run under the jurisdiction of the DIRTcar Crate Sportsman rules with one notable exception: rev limiters will not be required. The aluminum wheels of the Sportsman cars from Albany-Saratoga Speedway may be used and all Sportsman cars may use either the Hoosier DIRT Sportsman tire or the Hoosier 300 or 400 Modified tire.

Presented by Recovery Sports Grill Malta, Ferris Industries, VP Racing Fuels, and Cedar Peaks Enterprises, The Big Show 7 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best.

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with more than 865 feature race wins to his credit. He holds 86 track and series championships and in 2013 was named Area Auto Racing News 50 Years Greatest Driver. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events.

Hearn may be contacted during business hours at 973-702-0819, or go to www.bretthearn.com for additional information.


 

SPONSORS ON BOARD FOR HEARN’S BIG SHOW 7
Recovery Sports Grill Malta, Ferris Industries, VP Racing Fuels, and Cedar Peaks back July 7 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

SUSSEX, NJ (June 11)……..Recovery Sports Grill Malta, a sports-themed restaurant (2537 State Route 9, Ballston Spa, New York), Ferris Industries, VP Racing Fuels, and Cedar Peaks have signed on as major sponsors of The Big Show 7, a midweek special racing program set for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York. The announcement was made today by event promoter and champion dirt track Modified race car driver Brett Hearn.

“Our Driven Marketing team is especially happy to welcome back Recovery Sports Grill Malta, Ferris Industries, and VP Racing Fuels and to add Cedar Peaks to our seventh edition of The Big Show. Our goals are to present professional dirt track Modified racing at its best, to give the fans a great entertainment experience, and to showcase the companies that have backed us in this endeavor,” said Hearn.

With 30 flat screen and seven projection televisions broadcasting all major sports packages, Recovery Sports Grill Malta has every major sporting event covered. Food is cooked fresh to order in an open kitchen layout with choices to satisfy every taste. Signature dishes include always fresh and never frozen wings, slow roasted ribs, and a selection of sliders. Healthier options are also available. Children have a wide selection of choices from the $2.99 kid menu as well as great desserts for after the big race.

BBL Hospitality is a multi-brand hotel and restaurant company that owns, operates, and develops facilities along the East Coast of the United States. The company owns 14 hotels under various flagships and 12 Recovery Sports Grill sports-themed restaurants, with locations throughout New York, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida. The independently-owned and operated company is a division of the Albany, New York-based BBL Family of Companies.

Ferris Commercial Lawn Mowers and lawn care equipment are distinguished through innovative features and high quality standards in performance, durability, and ergonomic design. Ferris mowers with patented suspension technology increase mowing productivity. Ferris has earned its stellar reputation by delivering customers high quality outdoor power equipment products and solutions for over 100 years.

VP Racing Fuels is the world leader in race fuel technology by offering the world’s best race fuel blends, customized for motorsports. VP Racing Fuels are the choice fuels of racing champions.

Cedar Peaks Enterprises is a well-respected Wake Forest, North Carolina general contracting company specializing in asphalt paving and airfield electrical and lighting projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with more than 865 feature race wins to his credit. He holds 86 track and series championships and in 2013 was named Area Auto Racing News 50 Years Greatest Driver. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events.

Hearn may be contacted during business hours at 973-702-0819, or go to www.bretthearn.com for additional information.


 

BRETT HEARN’S
THE BIG SHOW 7
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

VIP / MEDIA REQUEST FOR CREDENTIALS

****Deadline: July 1, 2015****

ALL REQUESTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING EVEN IF INDIVIDUALS HOLD A VALID 2015 DIRTcar / WRG PRESS or ALBANY-SARATOGA TRACK CARD.
Requests must be on company letterhead and e-mailed to: bigshowcredentials@gmail.com
All media requests must be submitted by the supervising editor / publisher and indicate the medium represented, the specific assignment, area of access required, and coverage date. Please include the e-mail address and / or phone number for the person requesting credentials. Proof of coverage (tear sheets, video tape, audio tape, high resolution photo disk, etc.) is required from all outlets. Event management reserves the right to use submitted material for future promotions.
Meeting credential requirements does not guarantee a credential will be issued. Event management reserves the right to deny any request.
Sign-in will be at “The Big Show 7” VIP / Media window near the pit entrance.
Due to insurance and safety considerations, all credential passes are very limited and will be assigned at event management’s discretion.
Traditional Media: Media credentials will be issued only to recognized newspapers, news services, related trade publications, television / radio networks, web sites and local television / radio stations and must be requested by the editor or representative, sports editor or sports director. To be considered for credentials, the media outlet must meet the following minimum requirements:
TV/Radio/Newspapers must serve regional markets or individual track market directly; one-time exceptions may be made for special interest subjects.
Trade/industry publications must be a site “of record” for the sport, or provide coverage of events with a minimum of regular results coverage.
Annual publications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Freelance: All freelance media must be on assignment per guidelines above (see Traditional Media).

Photographers: Infield space is very limited. Only those photographers with an A-S issued vest will be allowed infield access. All photographers will have pit, grandstand, and victory lane (located behind grandstand near office area) access.

 



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