New Drivers, Teams Highlight SuperDIRT Silly Season

Here’s a look at some of the latest silly season updates and news regarding drivers and teams on the Super DIRTcar Series for 2019:

Upper Decker 

Three-time Super DIRTcar Series champ Billy Decker recently announced he will be teaming back up with John Wight and the LJL Gypsum Racing team for the 2019 season. After finishing second in the point standings in 2017, Decker and his team decided to run select shows in 2018. Now, Decker and the Gypsum team plan to make a full return to the Super DIRTcar Series and join in on the hunt for the title.

Mahaney Running Full

Mike Mahaney will be making his second attempt at running the series fulltime in 2019. The driver out of King Ferry, NY, ran the full series back in 2016 where he finished 11thin the point standings. Mahaney announced his new ride for the upcoming season where he will be racing for George Huttig out of Elizabethtown, NY. He will be competing weekly at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and will have his sights set on the 2019 Super DIRTcar Series Championship.

“I never had the opportunity before to run the full series with one team,” Mahaney said. “I’ve been wanting this opportunity for quite some time and am really excited to make the most of it.”

Drellos Upping Ante

In his first attempt, the young gun out of Queensbury, NY, Demetrios Drellos, will be taking on the Super DIRTcar Series in 2019. Drellos, who races regularly at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway, is looking to up the ante this season by adding his name into the mix.

“We wanted to run the tour this season because we felt it was the right time for us as a team to advance ourselves to the next level in racing,” Drellos said.

Drellos competed in seven Super DIRTcar Series events this past season.

Lehner Building On Rookie Season

After making the move up to the Big Block Modifieds in 2018, Jack Lehner was able to collect a top-10 finish in the point standings at his weekly track, Albany-Saratoga Speedway, as well as the rookie of the year title.

At just 20-years-old, Lehner plans to tackle the Super DIRTcar Series alongside his crew chief, Ryan Stites.

Marcuccilli Teaming With Payne

The sportsman hot shoe, Dave Marcuccilli, will be making the move up to the Big Block Modifieds and will be teaming up with car owner, Mike Payne, for the 2019 season. The team announced they don’t have plans to run weekly or follow the series but will focus on Big Block Modified events that are in close proximity to their shop.

With two DIRTcar Sportsman wins under his belt in 2018, Marcuccilli will be one to watch when the series come to town.

New Team In Town

Another new team has formed for the 2019 season, Mat Williamson and Buzz Chew Racing. With 18 victories to his name in 2018, Williamson is looking to be a force to be reckoned with.

“I’ve always wanted to do the Super DIRTcar Series,” added Williamson. “In the past we’ve set ourselves up, so we could do it then we’d have motor problems or financial stuff where we’d run out of resources. I think this deal gives me the resources to focus on racing and not going to the track having to worry about wore out equipment.”

With the purse increase, lucrative bonuses on the line, and 2019 schedule now out, it won’t be surprising if we hear more drivers making their announcements to join the Super DIRTcar Series stars and cars in 2019.

Dairyland 100 Silver Crown Entry List Released

Twenty-two drivers and cars are entered for this Friday night’s Bytec “Dairyland 100” from Madison International Speedway on June 28, the second ever visit for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series on the half-mile paved oval following last year’s debut.

USAC/CRA Sprints Headline at the PAS

After a schedule break, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are ready to clash at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, June 29th.

Friesen Wins Thriller in Malta

It was a battle down to the very end for The Big Show 11 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. A 111-lap thriller paying $11,111 was picked up by Stewart Friesen after a late race battle with the promoter himself, Brett Hearn.

Six More Added to Corn Belt Nationals Entries

More drivers have signed on as official entries for the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture “Corn Belt Nationals” on July 5-6 at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway sanctioned by both the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the POWRI Lucas Oil WAR Sprints.

McDougal Migrates to FMR Racing Midget

As the world turns in the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, Jason McDougal has assumed the role as the driver of the FMR Racing No. 76m beginning with this weekend’s event at Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet, Ill. on Saturday, June 29.

Leary Lands New Midget Ride

Leading USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Rookie of the Year contender C.J. Leary got the call to be the new pilot for the Steve Reynolds No. 21KS beginning this weekend when the series travels to Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet, Ill.

USAC East Coast Sprints Get After it at Glen Ridge

The USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars make their New York state debut this Sunday, June 30, at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y.

USAC WSO Sprints Go to OK Sports Park

Ada comes calling for USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma for the first and only time this year for the series’ Saturday, June 29, visit to Oklahoma Sports Park.

Full Slate of USAC Speed2 on the Plate Saturday

All four of USAC’s Speed2 Midget divisions are in action this Saturday, June 29, with DMA at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt., Eastern at Dominion Raceway in Spotsylvania, Va., IMRA at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. and the Midwest Thunder Midgets at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Ind.

A First for Seehorn in Idaho

Five rounds into the 2019 American Rally Association, presented by AMSOIL series; five different winners.