Story By: JOE GRABIANOWSKI / DIRTCAR – CONCORD, NC – Brewerton Speedway is one of the jewels of the robust Central New York racing scene.
The high-banked ⅓ mile D-Shaped Dirt Demon has played stage to some of the best DIRTcar Northeast in history. Whether it’s the Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar 358 Modified Series or the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Big-Block Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds, the action is always at the highest level.
On Friday, September 13, the Super DIRTcar Series drops in for the fifth annual $7,500 to win Duel at the Demon 100. 2019 Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard squeezed by for a victory over Gypsum Racing’s No. 42P Pat Ward in last year’s Duel. Young gun Tim Sears Jr. thrilled the crowd with a podium finish. Also on the bill is the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified 50.
Perhaps Brewerton Speedway’s most famous race annual race comes on the Thursday of NAPA Super DIRT Week. Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux presents the 27th annual DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Hurricane 100. The Hurricane 100 is a staple on the NAPA Super DIRT Week satellite event schedule and many call it the best of the race of the week. This year’s Hurricane 100 is on Thursday, October 10.
Massive fields of DIRTcar Sportsman Series racers swarm the Brewerton Speedway pit area every year for the Hurricane 30 as well. They put on a tremendous show for NAPA Super DIRT Week attendees. In 2018 Dave Marcuccilli from Cayuga, NY was victorious over 2018 DRIVEN World Short Track Championship Feature winner Jackson Gill, and Bob Henry Jr. Forty-six DIRTcar Sportsman entered the Hurricane 30 in 2018 there would easily be more in 2019.
The 2018 Brewerton Speedway Big-Block Modified Track Champion was HBR Motorsports’ Baldwinsville Bandit Jimmy Phelps. He beat Larry Wight and Max McLaughlin for the title by only two points. Needless to say, the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship brings star power to Brewerton, NY on Friday nights. The DIRTcar Sportsman fields are so strong at Brewerton, that they often run two to three Features with full purses.
This year The Franklyn Flyer Billy Decker has returned to the Gypsum Express No. 91. In addition to racing full-time on the Super DIRTcar Series, Decker will race weekly at Brewerton Speedway.
For fans who want to make a weekend trip of it, Brewerton Speedway races every Friday night, and sister track Fulton Speedway takes Saturdays. We’ll spotlight Fulton in the near future, but it’s important to note that making the trip to see both tracks is a slam dunk for dirt racing fans in the Northeast. DIRTcar has you covered at night, but there is plenty to do in the area during the day as well.
Central New York is ripe with family-friendly attractions. Visiting race fans can find one of the country’s largest malls, Destiny USA, which includes RPM Speedway, an indoor electric go-kart track. Other area draws include Onondaga Lake Park for nature-lovers, the Central Square Railroad Museum and Historical Society for the curious, and the Full Boar Craft Brewery & Tap Room for the thirsty.
2019 Brewerton Speedway Schedule
Day-Date Adult/18 & Under
Tue., 4/30 Test and Tune (all classes)
Fri., 5/3 $12/Free 2019 Season Opener – Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 5/10 $15/Free Ehrlich Pest Control presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl plus LM
Fri., 5/17 $12/Free Fleet Repairs presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 5/24 $22/Free Lalonde Electric presents ESS Sprints plus Mod/Spts/4-Cyl (ML off)
Fri., 5/31 $12/Free The Reagan Companies presents Mod/Spts/4-Cyl plus Can-Am Mod Lite Series
Fri., 6/7 $12/Free Xtreme Auto Recovery presents Family Autograph Night – Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 6/14 $15/Free NAPA Auto Parts presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl plus LM
Fri., 6/21 $12/Free Regional Truck and Trailer and Ingles Performance present Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl plus One-on-One Spectator Races
Fri., 6/28 $15/Free Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux presents King’s Small Car & Youth Demo Derbies – Mods/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 7/5 $22/Free A-Verdi Storage Containers presents ESS Sprint Speedweek plus Mods/Spts/ML (4-Cyl off)
Fri., 7/12 $12/Free Syracuse Haulers presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl and Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour
Fri., 7/19 $12/Free Ferris Mowers and VP Small Engine Fuels present Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl (1/2 price admission with Syracuse Nationals Ticket)
Fri., 7/26 $12/Free Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 8/2 $12/Free Scott Jeffery’s Performance Plus presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 8/9 $15/Free NAPA Auto Parts presents Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl plus LM
Fri., 8/16 $12/Free Mod/Spts/ML/4-Cyl
Fri., 8/23 $12/Free Mirabito and Blackburn Truck Bodies present Mods/Spts/ML and 4-Cyl Championship Night
Fri., 8/30 $22/Free 87 Speed presents ESS Sprints/Mod/Spts/ML Championship Night
Fri., 9/13 Universal Metal Works presents 5th Annual Super DIRTcar Series Duel at the Demon 100 plus DIRTcar Sportsman Series 50
Thu., 10/10 Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux presents 27th Hurricane 100 plus DIRTcar Sportsman Series Hurricane 30
All Events begin at 7:30pm
Schedule Subject to Change
Adult price is age 19 and older for all events
Youth price is age 18 and younger for all events