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Super DIRTcar Series Defending Champion Brett Hearn Ready to Jump-Start 2014 at Volusia

dirtcar_logo_150Big-Block Modifieds kick off season February 19-22 at DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Dirt modified racing legend Brett Hearn seems to raise the bar higher with each lap. The 2014 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champion from Sussex, N.J., is the only driver with eight series championships, and he isn’t ready to let up.

“It ended with a bang last year, with Eastern States and our performance at World Finals. I feel pretty good about this,” said Hearn in anticipation of February’s 43rd DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 11, through Saturday, Feb. 22, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The Super DIRTcar Series roars center stage Wednesday, Feb. 19, when it shares a doubleheader race night with the UMP Late Models Swamp King Championship Race. The nights at Volusia feature the World of Outlaws Late Model Series alongside the Super DIRTcar Series three nights in a row.

As the Super DIRTcar Series teams prepare for their 2014 season, which is marked by one of the most ambitious schedules in years, the mid-winter races at Volusia will prove integral for sizing up the competition.

“It definitely gives us a jump start to the season up here,” said Hearn, whose team has had a busy winter making improvements on the Madsen Overhead Doors No. 20 but has had little chance to see it on the track. “It gives our guys a chance to figure out where our equipment stands.”

The Super DIRTcar Series teams will not be competing for championship points in Florida, and Hearn said the lack of points up for grabs adds a new dimension to the racing.

“It’s all about winning the race,” Hearn said. “You don’t really think of all the things you usually do in a typical points race. You can be more aggressive, and just go out there and race.”

Just a short drive from Daytona Beach, Fla., and Orlando, Fla., Volusia Speedway Park features doubleheaders every night during DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, and each ticket includes a FREE Fan Pit Pass! Fans will have access to the pit area starting at 5:30 p.m. every night to visit their favorite drivers’ pit stalls. Driver pits open at 10 a.m. every morning and grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dirtcarnationals.com

AT A GLANCE:

DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment

About the Track: Volusia Speedway Park features a half-mile dirt oval. The track is located at 1500 East State Road 40, DeLeon Springs, Fla.

Event website: www.dirtcarnationals.com

Full Event Schedule:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

UMP Modifieds

Sprint Car open Practice

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

All Star Sprints

UMP Modifieds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

All Star Sprints

UMP Modifieds

Friday, February 14, 2014

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

UMP Modifieds

Saturday, February 15, 2014

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 1

Sunday, February 16, 2014

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 2

Monday, February 17, 2014

UMP Late Models

UMP Modified Gator Championship

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

UMP Late Models

UMP Modified triple 20’s

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

UMP Late Models Swamp King Champ

SDS Big Block Modifieds

Thursday, February 20, 2014

World of Outlaws Late Models

SDS Big Block Modifieds

Friday, February 21, 2014

World of Outlaws Late Models

SDS Big Block Modifieds

Saturday, February 22, 2014

World of Outlaws Late Models

SDS Big Block Modifieds

 

Super DIRTcar Series Potential Driver Entry List:

1. 1wcg Stewart Friesen, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 2. 3 Justin Haers, Phelps, N.Y. 3. 21a Peter Britten, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4. 9s Matt Sheppard, Waterloo, N.Y 5. 98h Jimmy Phelps, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 6. 323 Neal Williams, Pittsgrove, N.J. 7. 85 Dan Vauter, Clifford, Penn. 8. 85J H.J. Bunting III, Milford, Del. 10. 5 Jimmy Horton, Neshanic Station, N.J 11. 22c Mario Clair, St-Eduoard, Quebec 12. 8r Rob Bellinger, Cicero, N.Y. 13. 49 Francois Bernier, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec; 14. 1 Darwin Greene, Susquehanna, Penn. 15. 901 Eric Kormann, Vineland, N.J. 17. 21K Randy Chrysler, Lewiston, N.Y. 18. 8 Rich Scagliotta, Bound Brook, N.J.
19. 30 Jamie Mills, Millford, Del. 20. 20 Brett Hearn, Sussex, N.J.
21. 10 Billy VanInwegen, Sparrowbush, N.Y. 22. 48T Dave Rauscher, Waterloo, N.Y. 23. 79 Jeremy Markle, Port Jarvis, N.Y. 24. 518 Kyle Sheldon, Nassau, N.Y. 25. T21 Roger Chrysler, Lewsiton, N.Y. 26. 99 Bruno LePage, Maplegrove, Quebec 27. 14 C.G. Morey, Rutland, Vt. 28. 64 Daniel Nadeau, Montreal, Quebec 29. 6 Matt Williamson, St. Catharines, Ontario 30. 74 J.R. Heffner 31. 3a Kevin Albert, Lebanon, Penn. 32. 22j Jeremy Wilder, Fort Plain, N.Y. 33. 07 Tim Kerr, Picton, Ontario 34. 7z Dale Planck, Homer, N.Y. 35. 55 Anthony Perrego 36. 21R Randy Chrysler, Lewiston, N.Y. 37. 1 Billy Pauch, Frenchtown, N.J. 38. 21 Yan Bussierie, Drummondville, Quebec 39. 54 Steve Bernard, Abbotsford, Quebec, Canada

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.

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