By The Numbers: Matt Sheppard Notches Win No. 60 In Super DIRTcar Series

“Super” Matt Sheppard may have finished off the podium in the Super DIRTcar Series’ season opener last month, but the defending tour champion did not have to wait long to find his way back to victory lane.

On Friday evening, Sheppard tamed the D-Shaped Demon at Brewerton Speedway in New York by dominating a whopping field of 36 modified drivers who signed up for the series’ second points race of 2018.

Sheppard led from green to checkered to win the 100-lap main event and lapped his opposition all the way up to the 10th position.

Altogether, he now has 60 career victories in the Super DIRTcar Series.

“It’s pretty cool being a part of that group, knowing the group of guys that followed the series throughout the years, the best in the business,” Sheppard said. “It’s a real honor to put my name in the record books.”

The next Super DIRTcar Series race on tap is at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the “Big Show X” on Tuesday, June 26. The feature will pay out a hefty $10,000 to the winner as well as guaranteed starting position at the 47th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week.

Here’s a breakdown of the season stats for the Super DIRTcar Series following this past week’s race.

2018 STAT ATTACK

There have been Super DIRTcar Series features this season.    

SEASON WINNERS: Stewart Friesen - 1 (Weedsport Speedway on May 29); Matt Sheppard – 1 (Brewerton Speedway on June 15)

2018 Super DIRTcar Championship Standings (June 15)

Place

No.

Driver

Series

Diff.

Money

19sMatt Sheppard1950$7,600
298hJimmy Phelps187-8$5,000
325Erick Rudolph171-24$3,400
46hMax McLaughlin171-24$5,000
591Billy Decker153-42$4,300
627JDanny Johnson141-54$2,125
742PPat Ward140-55$1,775
821aPete Britten136-59$1,700
919Tim Fuller136-59$1,800
105HChris Hile125-70$1,300
1199LLarry Wight121-74$1,500
1220Brett Hearn118-77$1,000
1388Mike Mahaney109-86$725
1444Stewart Friesen105-90$7,500
1584Gary Tomkins94-101$650
161xWilly Decker89-106$600
177Tim Kerr85-110$600
18b16Alan Barker85-110$600
1943Keith Flach85-110$600
208Rich Scagliotta82-113$600

Winners (2 Drivers) 

Rank, Driver - Wins 

- STEWART FRIESEN – 1

- MATT SHEPPARD – 1

Pole Positions (2 Drivers)                                    

Rank, Driver - Poles                                    

- STEWART FRIESEN – 1                                    

- MATT SHEPPARD – 1            

Time Trial leaders (2 Drivers)                                     

Rank, Driver - Quick Times                                    

- MATT SHEPPARD – 1 

- BILLY DECKER – 1                    

Podium Finishes (5 Different Drivers)

Rank, Driver - Finishes in the Top 3        

- JIMMY PHELPS – 2

- STEWART FRIESEN – 1

- MAX MCLAUGHLIN – 1

- MATT SHEPPARD – 1

- BILLY DECKER – 1

Heat Race Winners (6 Different Drivers)

Rank, Driver - Win

- PAT WARD – 2

- MATT SHEPPARD – 2

- STEWART FRIESEN – 1 

- MAX MCLAUGHLIN – 1

- LARRY WIGHT – 1

- TIM SEARS JR. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (4 Different Drivers)

Rank, Driver - Wins               

- ADAM ROBERTS – 1 

- MATT WILLIAMSON – 1 

- ANDREW FERGUSON – 1 

- ROB BELLINGER – 1        

2018 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule & Winners

29 TOTAL RACES

APRIL

Sat., 4/28: High Bank Holdup (Fulton Speedway) Fulton, NY — RAIN

MAY

Wed., 5/16: Battle at the Bridge (Bridgeport Speedway) Bridgeport, NJ — RAIN
Mon., 5/28: Memorial Day 100 (Weedsport Speedway) Weedsport, NY — Stewart Friesen (1 win)

JUNE

Fri., 6/15: Brewerton Speedway; Brewerton, NY — Matt Sheppard (1 win)
Tues., 6/26: The BIG Show 10 (Albany-Saratoga Speedway) Malta, NY 

JULY

Sun., 7/1: Cornwall Motor Speedway; Cornwall, ON
Thurs., 7/5: Land of Legends Raceway; Canandaigua, NY
Sun., 7/8: Freedom Fighter 100 (Utica-Rome Speedway) Vernon, NY
Tues., 7/10: Outlaw Speedway; Dundee, NY
Tues., 7/17: TBA
Wed., 7/18: TBA
Mon., 7/23: Autodrome Granby; Granby, QC
Tues., 7/24: Racing Stock 100 (Autodrome Drummond) Drummondville, QC
Sat., 7/28: Hall of Fame 100 (Weedsport Speedway) Weedsport, NY
Tues., 7/31: Battle of Plattsburgh 100 (Airborne Park Speedway) Plattsburgh, NY

AUGUST

Wed., 8/1: Jack Johnson Tribute (Fonda Speedway) Fonda, NY
Mon., 8/6: Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial (Merrittville Speedway) Thorold, ON
Tues., 8/7: Summer Nationals (Ransomville Speedway) Ransomville, NY

SEPTEMBER

Sat., 9/1: Mr. DIRT Track USA (Lebanon Valley Speedway) West Lebanon, NY
Mon., 9/3: Labor Day Double Play 100 (Weedsport Speedway) Weedsport, NY
Fri., 9/7: Le RPM Speedway; Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, QC
Sat., 9/8: Blackout Race (Autodrome Drummond) Drummondville, QC
Fri., 9/14: Duel at the Demon (Brewerton Speedway) Brewerton, NY
Sat., 9/15: Mohawk 100 (Mohawk International Raceway) Akwesasne, NY
Sat., 9/22: Thunder Along the Mohawk (Fonda Speedway) Fonda, NY

OCTOBER

Sun., 10/7: NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII (Oswego Speedway / Oswego, NY
Fri., 10/12: The Loud & Dirty Northeast Fall Nationals (Brockville Ontario Speedway) Brockville, ON

NOVEMBER

Friday, 11/2: Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals (The Dirt Track at Charlotte) Concord, NC
Saturday, 11/3: Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals (The Dirt Track at Charlotte) Concord, NC

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