ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – After another strong finish last week in the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series , Brett Hearn has solidified his point lead going into the Sunday, Sept. 1, Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park . Last year’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200 Champion isn’t making himself too comfortable at the top, with eight races still left in the series and some major points races coming up in September and October.
“I still feel like it’s pretty early. There’s a lot to go,” said Hearn, who has already claimed seven Super DIRTcar Series Championships over his career.
The Sussex, N. J., driver’s win Tuesday, Aug. 6, at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., catapulted him to the point lead over Matt Sheppard by a difference of just a few points. A third-place finish in Lebanon Valley Speedway’s “Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A” help widen the gap, though he still leads by just 45 points.
“We feel really good at this point in the season. The guys are really enthused, and I couldn’t be happier,” Hearn said.
The Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100 is the first of eight 150-point schedule races in the Super DIRTcar Series, opening the door for some of the drivers trailing Hearn, including Sheppard, Billy Dunn, Dale Planck, Gary Tomkins, and Jimmy Phelps, to usurp the lead.
In addition to an action-packed race for the Big-Block Modifieds, full shows for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars round out the schedule at Rolling Wheels Raceway. The stakes have been raised for DIRTcar Stock Car competitors, with some help from Mike Welch Racing raising the winner’s share to $500.
Competitor pits open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m. for the Labor Day Classic Stars & Striped 100 Sunday, Sept. 1, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the event. Adult general admission is just $25, tickets for students ages 10 to 17 are $10 apiece and children 9 and younger are admitted for FREE! Competitor pit passes are $25 for DIRTcar Members or $35 for nonmembers. For more information about the Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100, visit www.rollingwheelsraceway.com