Category Archives: Press Releases

Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show 6” concludes July 30 with two Big Block Modified feature races

MALTA, N.Y. — July 27, 2014 — For the highly anticipated conclusion of Brett Hearn’s ‘The Big Show 6’ presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris Industries, and VP Race Fuels, Albany-Saratoga Speedway will feature not just one, but two Big Block Modified races Wednesday, July 30.

“We considered a number of options to round out the show that night,” said Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified driver and event promoter Brett Hearn. “We didn’t want to bring fans all the way out just to see one feature race, and we didn’t want to bring all the series teams back a second time for a single paycheck, so we added a second Big Block Modified show.”

The original running of Brett Hearn’s ‘The Big Show 6,’ scheduled for Tuesday, July 8, was nearing completion when inclement weather moved into the speedway with the last feature of the night on the track. Officials called the Big Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series off the track with 11 laps complete and 89 laps to go.

Racing Wednesday, July 30, will kick off with the conclusion of this $10,000-to-win feature from lap 11, with Justin Haers aiming to keep his lead over Billy Decker and Danny Johnson. After the Super DIRTcar Series victor is crowned, the Big Block Modifieds will return to the track for a 35-lap show.

“This will be an all-star 35-lapper,” said Hearn. “It’s open to anyone who wants to participate. It’s going to be a great opportunity for Malta’s regular Friday night racers to be part of the event, and a great potential bonus for the series guys making the haul.”

The 35-lap, $2,000-to-win Big Block Modified show will run according to standard Albany-Saratoga Speedway rules. Drivers who participate will be eligible for home track show-up points at Albany-Saratoga.

General admission tickets for the second round of Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show 6” presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris Industries, and VP Race Fuels, are just $10 each for adults or $2 for children under 12. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and pit gates open at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Pit area pricing is $15 for Members and $20 for Non Members. Wristbands from the original running of the Big Show on July 8th will not be honored. For more information about the Super DIRTcar Series, visit For more information about Albany-Saratoga Speedway, visit

AT A GLANCE Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 6 Presented by Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris & VP Race Fuels DATE: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (postponed from Tuesday, July 8) TIME: Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and pit gates open at 4 p.m.; hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. DIVISIONS: Super DIRTCAR Series (100 laps), plus additional Big Block Modified Show (35 laps) LOCATION: Albany-Saratoga Speedway, 2671 U.S Route 9, Ballston Spa, N.Y. ABOUT THE TRACK: 4/10 mile oval MORE TRACK INFORMATION: |@Albany_Saratoga |    Facebook MORE SERIES INFORMATION: | @SuperDIRTcar |

Super DIRTcar Series A-Main Running Order, as of lap 11: 1. 3 Justin Haers – Phelps, N.Y. 2. 91 Billy Decker – Sidney, N.Y. 3. 27J Danny Johnson – Rochester, N.Y. 4. 18B Bodie Bellinger – Johnstown, N.Y. 5. TEN Billy VanInwegen – Sparrowbush, N.Y. 6. 1wcg Stewart Friesen – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada 7. 2rj Ronnie Johnson – Duanesburg, N.Y. 8. 7z Erick Rudolph – Ransomville, N.Y. 9. 9h Matt Sheppard – Waterloo, N.Y. 10. 66 Duane Howard – Oley, Penn. 11. 14b Pete Britten – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 12. 8c Jimmy Cottrell – Rock City Falls, N.Y. 13. 20 Brett Hearn – Sussex, N.J. 14. 98h Jimmy Phelps – Baldwinsville, N.Y. 15. 4* Tim McCreadie – Watertown, N.Y. 16. 74m Matt Billings – Brockville, Ontario, Canada 17. 3J Marc Johnson – Guilderland, N.Y. 18. 8 Rich Scagliotta – Hillsborough, N.J. 19. 49 Billy Dunn – Watertown, N.Y. 20. 115 Kenny Tremont – West Sand Lake, N.Y. 21. 99L Larry Wight – Altmar, N.Y. 22. 41 Jim Davis – Ballston Spa, N.Y. 23. 3 Mark Kislowski – Ballston Spa, N.Y. 24. 678 Gary Tomkins – Clifton Springs, N.Y. 25. 1j Bobby Varin – Johnstown, N.Y. 26. 43 Keith Flach – Ravena, N.Y. 27. 35 Mike Perrotte – Plattsburgh, N.Y. 28. 42p Pat Ward – Genoa, N.Y. 29. 5* Tyler Siri – Watkins Glen, N.Y. 30. 17E Elmo Reckner – Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Info about the Big Show 6, Tuesday July 8th

Links to press releases with info about Brett Hearn’s Big Show 6, which is coming to Albany-Saratoga Speedway this Tuesday, July 8th! Official Website Sportsman Press Release The Big Show 6 Press Release

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Rocky Warner Victorious in Mark Hughes Memorial

Malta, NY – On Friday evening the Albany-Saratoga Speedway presented a very special event for the Sportsman division. The Mark K. Hughes Memorial 26 lap event was contested in front of a packed grandstand and run in honor of its … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases, Results | Leave a comment

The Big Show 6 Coming to Albany-Saratoga!

Press releases are now available with info about Brett Hearn’s Big Show 6, which is coming to Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, July 8th! Sportsman Press Release The Big Show 6 Press Release

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Mark Hughes Memorial Race added to June 6 schedule

Mark Hughes Memorial Sportsman race this Friday June 6th, $1,000 to win, increased purse and 2 limited sportsman features. Plus 30 lap street stocks, and 4-cylinders. A big night on tap!!!

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Camara Slate sponsors Empire Super Sprints on May 23rd

Malta, NY – It was nearly 30 years ago that the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints made their maiden voyage to the Great Race Place, and thanks to a special marketing partner, the tour will make its 26th stop at the fast four tenths of a mile oval in just over a week’s time.

With the support of Camara Slate Products the series will make its way to Lyle DeVore’s oval on Friday evening May 23rd. Camara Slate will also help support the series when they make their way to the high banks of the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday June 21st.

Gordy Button won the very first Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint event at Albany-Saratoga on July 13th, 1985. Since then 16 other drivers have parked their 360 cubic inch Sprint Car in victory lane at the track. DIRTcar Modified veteran Stewart Friesen won the most recent series event at Albany-Saratoga. Friesen powered the familiar number 33 to victory in last season’s August 2nd appearance.

“What a race car,” stated Friesen after last season’s win.  “I’ve got to thank Doug Emery and Barb Patterson for giving me the opportunity to wheel this thing.  We’ve been super fast every where we’ve went this year.”

Located deep in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Camara Slate Products has quarries that have been mined since the mid-1850s. Their fine quality stone, expert craftsmanship and ever-expanding production facilities have made Camara Slate a national leader in all types of architectural, flooring, and roofing products. Slate is a five hundred million year old stone with unique textures, soft colors and unmatched durability. It is the perfect marriage of practically and beauty, enhancing any environment.

For more information on Camara Slate Products please log on to their website at

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Albany-Saratoga Set to Wave Green Flag Friday April 18th

Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway is set to wave the green flag for the first race of 2014 on Friday evening. The season opener will be the third under promoter Lyle DeVore and staff. The night’s activities will begin at 7 pm.

On tap for the 2014 season opener will be the DIRTcar Modifieds, Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Limited Sportsman, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders. In addition, the band, “The Just Looking Band” will be on hand for a pre-race concert. Also on hand will be Mickey the Clown, who will be giving out free balloons to the kids.


Since DeVore resurrected the four-tenths of a mile track, no DIRTcar Modified driver has been able to repeat as opening day winner. Stewart Friesen won the first event on Thursday April 19th, 2012 while Watertown, New York’s Tim McCreadie won the second day of the season opening double header on April 20th. Last season eventual track champion Brett Hearn beat a stout 29 car field to earn the opening day checkered flag.

In the Sportsman ranks, Derrick McGrew has won each season opener. In 2012 the veteran pilot beat out Joey Budka and Jeff Rockefeller for the win. A total of 58 drivers entered the event. One year ago McGrew out ran Scott Duell and Cody Bleau for the win. Connor Cleveland won last season’s Limited Sportsman (then called Novice Sportsman) season opener.

In the full fender ranks Rob Langevin was victorious in the 2012 Pro Stock opener while Rob Yetman won last year’s opening event. Bill Dupree won the 2012 season opening Street Stock feature event while Matt Mosher won last year’s event. Chris VanDeputte and Dan Older, Jr. won the 2012 Four Cylinder openers.

For more information on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, including the full 2014 schedule, please visit the track website at

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Johnson, Wright & Yetman Lead The Way In Albany-Saratoga Practice

Malta, NY – On a bright and sunny day the Albany-Saratoga Speedway opened the gates for the first time in 2014. On tap was an open practice session for anyone who wanted to take advantage of the season opening opportunity. … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment


THIS SUNDAY!!! Open Test & Tune OPEN TO ANY RACE CAR! Gates Open 12 pm | Practice From 3-7 pm $15 Per Person Pits | Grandstands FREE Please remember that NO race cars are allowed on to the speedway until they … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment

Warner To Call The Great Race Place Home On Friday Nights

MALTA, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway is two weeks away from officially dropping the green flag on the 2014 racing season. When that green flag waves, a face that is very familiar to Capital District race fans will be in … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News, Press Releases | Leave a comment