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SUSSEX, NJ (March 27)……..With 894 career victories (889 feature races and 5 All-Star events) and 90 track and series point titles on his racing résumé, dirt track Modified champion Brett Hearn is gearing up for the 2017 Northeast racing season, his 43rd year of competition. And he’s off to a rousing start, winning the 40-lap finale at the DIRTcar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, combined with a top-ten finish in the Florida series opening race netted Hearn a “Gator,” the unique trophy awarded for scoring the most points in the annual February classic.

As he prepares for the upcoming Northeast “racing wars,” Hearn says he’s out to win more races and more championships. “Our goal every year is to be prepared to win every race we enter. But this year, there’s the added incentive of reaching 900 victories,” says Hearn from his Sussex, New Jersey race car shop.

“There is no magic formula for winning races and championships, other than hard work and dedication,” says Hearn. “We strive to be among the top cars every week, and when we do have an off night—a wreck or mechanical failure—we work even harder the next week to overcome it.”

In 2017, Hearn looks to bolster his victory and championships total. He’ll race weekly at two tracks in New York’s Capital District. A seven-time champion at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Hearn will return to the Malta, New York raceway on Friday evenings. On Saturday evenings, Hearn will race at Lebanon Valley Speedway where he owns 13 championships in two divisions. “We really enjoy racing at these two speedways,” says Hearn. “The fans are great, the competition is tough; it’s a challenge every week. But meeting challenges is what our Madsen Motorsports team is all about.”

In addition to weekly competition, Hearn will race throughout the Northeast and neighboring Canada, following the Super DIRTcar Series for Modifieds (SDS) and selected other DIRTcar and independent race meets. The Northeast racing season extends from April into November.

Madsen Motorsports races with support from Madsen Overhead Doors, Cedar Peaks Enterprises, JMMB, 417 Bus Lines Ltd., Fox Hill Campground, Fox Shox, and numerous competition products.

Media representatives may contact Brett Hearn by calling 973-702-0819, Monday through Friday during business hours. B.H. Racing Enterprises, Inc. information is available online at

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