SDS: Max McLaughlin Leads Heinke-Baldwin Expansion; Four-Man, Three-Car Team Set for 2016

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WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — official team release — Chris Seelman photo — With a focus on continued improvement and progress, team owner Al Heinke and his Heinke-Baldwin Racing team unveiled the faces and names of their 2016 driver lineup on Monday. The team, which has in the past fielded cars driven by Todd Burley, Alan Johnson, Erick Rudolph and four-time Super …

SDS: McLaughlin Joins Heinke Baldwin Racing for Two Super DIRTcar Series Events

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WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – official team release — Jacob Seelman photo — The McLaughlin name is no stranger to the short tracks of central New York, and this weekend Max McLaughlin will carry on the family tradition when he pilots a No. 6 HBR-prepared Troyer modified in the Last Call at the Port Weekend at Weedsport Speedway. Max, the son of DIRT …

SDS: Super DIRTcar Series Point Leader Matt Sheppard Hangs Tough at Brockville

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BROCKVILLE, Ontario – official series release — Dave Dalesandro photo — Super DIRTcar Series point leader Matt Sheppard took a licking and kept on ticking at the Brockville Ontario Speedway Fall Nationals event Saturday. Sheppard caught the frame of the FX Caprara/Mohawk Northeast Inc. HBR Racing No. 9h on the heavy edge of the top of turn three and barrel …

SDS: Sheppard Storms to Hall of Fame 100 Victory at Weedsport; Notches Fourth Super DIRTcar Win of 2015

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WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – official series release – Weedsport Speedway photo — Super DIRTcar Series point leader Matt Sheppard took the lead 55 laps into the Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway and ran away from the field, banking $10,000 with his fourth win in 12 races. Sheppard started eighth in the FX Caprara/Mohawk Northeast No. 9H, stayed patient in …

SDS: Sheppard Nips Hearn In Qualifying To Earn First-Ever Syracuse 200 Pole

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — official release — DIRTcar photo — Matt Sheppard earned his first-ever pole position start in the prestigious Syracuse 200 during Thursday afternoon’s Big-Block Modified qualifying at the New York State Fairgrounds — but just barely. The 32-year-old star from Waterloo, N.Y., topped time trials for Sunday’s prestigious $50,000-to-win event by the slimmest of margins, besting Brett Hearn …

AUDIO/RECAP: ‘Super Matt’ Finally Conquers The Outlaw 200

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FULTON, NY — Story and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Mike Johnson Photos — You have to lose a race before you win it.  That’s an age old saying in racing and sports in general that seemed to have proved true for Matt Sheppard and his Heinke-Baldwin Racing team in the Outlaw 200 at …

NAPA Super DIRT Week Preview: Matt Sheppard Needs To Turn It Around On The ‘Moody Mile’

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Story by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Jeremiah Fish photos — Matt Sheppard has had an outstanding year in his first season with Heinke-Baldwin Racing. ‘Super Matt’ has really had great success in whatever car he sets down into in 2014.  He has several times taken feature victories in the Norm Hansell 357 …

AUDIO/RECAP: Team HBR Sweeps Seneca Lake Shootout

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DUNDEE, NY — Story, Photos and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Friday night’s Inaugural Seneca Lake Shootout sponsored by Suburban Propane and Blue Heron Construction came with much anticipation.  This was an event that promoter Dan Harpell challenged the Yates County Speedway race fans to support as the fans have called for the return …

SDS: Sheppard Leads Wire-to-Wire to Pick Up Mohawk Cash

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AKWESASNE, N.Y. – official release – www.rickattheraces.com photo — Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., lead flag-to-flag to claim his third Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series point race of 2014, his fourth overall series win for the year. The 150-point feature race, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Mohawk International Raceway, hit the track just after midnight Sunday morning, delayed …

SDS: Sheppard Rolls to DIRTcar Cornwall Victory

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CORNWALL, Ontario – With two Super DIRTcar Series wins to his credit already this season, Matt Sheppard is on a roll. He outdueled veteran racer Billy Decker Sunday to claim a stunning victory at Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway and solidify his point lead over Decker, eight-time series champion Brett Hearn and the many other drivers vying for the title. “I …