Story By: JOHN SNYDER / BH RACING ENT. – SUSSEX, NJ – Champion dirt track Modified driver Brett Hearn, of Sussex, New Jersey, will have familiar corporate sponsors for the season ending major championship races in New York and North Carolina.
“We’re proud to welcome back Metal Pless and Emerick Associates as well as Shackelton’s NAPA Auto & Truck Centers, and our overall backer Madsen Overhead Doors to our BH Racing/Madsen Motorsports team as we wrap up the year with races that get international exposure and attention,” said Hearn, taking time from his busy Sussex, New Jersey racing shop.
Metal Pless joins Hearn’s Big-Block Modified team for Fulton (NY) Speedway’s 34th Annual Outlaw 200 and the headline the 48th NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego (NY) Speedway. Hearn is the all-time winner of the Super DIRT Week fall classic (six victories) and won the Fulton Outlaw 200 in 2010.
Metal Pless, of Plessisville, Quebec, Canada, is a world-leading manufacturer of commercial snow plows and snow plowing and grading equipment. Founded in 1976, the family-owned company understands snow removal challenges. Metal Pless offers a wide range of products that will fit any piece of equipment. With two-dozen different models, and hundreds of different sizes, customers are sure to find the right equipment to get the work done thoroughly and efficiently.
Emerick Associates will back Hearn’s efforts in the Small-Block Modified races that are part of Super DIRT Week (October 3-7) at Oswego Speedway and Eastern States Weekend (October 19-21) at Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown, New York). Hearn is the all-time winner of both Super DIRT Week’s Camping World 150 (six victories, tied with Billy Decker) and Orange County’s Eastern States 100 (17 wins).
Emerick Associates, of Cohoes, New York, was founded in 1967 as a pump supplier to the paper industry. Three generations of the Emerick family have grown the business well beyond pumps and fluid process products. Emerick Associates provides pumping solutions to industrial, commercial, and municipal clients. This team of experienced professionals is able to apply pumps and make cost effective choices to meet customer’s pump demands whether in water quality, pulp and paper, chemical, or wastewater services.
Shackelton’s NAPA Auto & Truck Centers has been a major backer of Hearn’s racing efforts since 2017, this past season as the primary sponsor for the weekly Big-Block Modified races at Middletown, New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway. Orange County wraps up its Centennial Season with the 58th Annual Eastern States Weekend and the headline Eastern States 200. Hearn is the all-time victor of this historic event, having won it 12 times.
Shackelton’s NAPA Auto & Truck Centers has 10 outlets in lower New York State and neighboring Pennsylvania. They are located in (alphabetically) Ellenville, Hancock, Jeffersonville, Kerhonkson, Liberty, Middletown, Monticello, Port Jervis, Roscoe, and in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Madsen Overhead Doors has been a major backer of Hearn’s racing endeavors for 14 consecutive seasons, longer than any other corporate partner. Thus it is only fitting that Madsen Overhead Doors has the primary location for the season-ending DIRTcar World Finals in November at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Madsen Overhead Doors is a family-owned, third generation business located in Columbia County, New York in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Founded in 1954, it is recognized for selling and installing high quality overhead garage doors and electric operators. In its 60-plus years of operation, Madsen Overhead Doors has grown to be one of the largest overhead door retailers in the state, servicing customers not just in New York, but also in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Hearn’s overall 45-year career racing record includes 919 wins at 49 different speedways in 11 states and two Canadian provinces. He has earned 94 total track, series, and sanctioning body championships. He is the 2019 Modified division champion at Orange County Fair Speedway. It is his unprecedented 16th Modified point championship at the Middletown track.
During the ten-month Northeast dirt track racing season, Hearn drives his familiar No. 20 Big- and Small-Block Modifieds fielded by the merged Madsen Motorsports/B.H. Racing Enterprises, Inc. team.