First Woman to Win


Ladouceur Becomes First Woman to Win a NAPA Super DIRT Week Triple

Pelletier and Warner also win Triple 15 qualifier

by Brendan Capria


OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oct. 7, 2016 – DIRTcar Sportsman driver Brianna Ladouceur added to the long list of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week unforgettable moments – 45 years of cherished history — Friday night. She became the first woman to win a NAPA Super DIRT Week Triple (or Twin, for that matter. 


“Well, I didn’t know [that I made history],” Ladouceur said. “That just made me feel 10 times better now.”


Ladouceur’s qualifier was earned, as there were many position changes within the 20-car field – mainly the runner-up position. In the opening laps, Kyle Inman jumped to the front from fourth; Matt Farham, who won one of the Sportsman Futures features earlier in the program, followed suit into the second spot.


Fuller and Dunn Earn Wins


Fuller and Dunn Earn Wins in Camping World Friday Night Lights 358 Modified Twin 25s

Joey Ladouceur Wins Futures Race

by Clayton Johns


OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2016 — Tim Fuller and Billy Dunn both claimed victories from the pole in twin 25-lap features for the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series during Camping World Friday Night Lights at the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.


Fuller earned the pole for the first 25-lap feature after setting quick time during Thursday’s time trial session. The pole position didn’t initially prove to be beneficial for Fuller as Brett Hearn jumped out to the point in the outside lane to lead the opening lap.


Mad Max Modified Futures


Max McLaughlin Fast and Flawless in Futures Feature

by Mandee Pauch

OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2016 — It was all 'Mad' Max McLaughlin as he dominated the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Futures feature during the Camping World Friday Night Lights at Oswego Speedway.

“All of my guys at HBR did an awesome job. Uncle Bob got a great set of tires on this thing, and my dad got it hooked up. I can’t thank everybody enough that made this possible. We finally did it,” McLaughlin said in victory lane.


Friday Night Lights


Cheers to Our Country, Our Troops and Our Sport

Pre-race ceremony kicks off Camping World Friday Night Lights at NAPA Super DIRT Week

by Kayla May


Oswego, NY — Oct. 7, 2016 — Night racing at the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week has been long in the making and worth the wait.


“It was a lot of work what we did to get to this point in 70 days. A project like this usually takes 8 months to do, so to finally kick it off means we’re here,” says Jeff Hachmann, Director of Events for DIRTcar Racing.


Martin and Farnham Take Sportsman Futures


Martin and Farnham Make History in Futures

Sportsman Futures make first appearance at Oswego

by Brendan Capria

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oct. 7, 2016 – Greg Martin and Matt Farnham shared the spotlight Friday, winning their respective DIRTcar Sportsman Futures features at Oswego Speedway. After two consecutive off-site shows as a part of the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, the tour laid rubber onto Oswego dirt for the first time this week.


Martin started off the day strong, recording the fastest lap time in practice with a 24.047. He said getting the on-track experience was most valuable in a day of many successes. The “Clay Palace” tested the drivers’ skills, and Martin said it was definitely a “neat” track. He embraced the challenges of the inaugural host of Super DIRT Week. 


“She’s a slick one,” Martin said. “The car was really good in turn one, and it felt really good out of [turn] four too. Now if I can figure out the other two I’ll be good for tomorrow. It’s just an honor to win the first futures race at Oswego.”


Philips Family Flower Power


Flower Power: Philips Family Cultivates Super DIRT Week History

Philips family creates Victory Lane wreaths for Super DIRT Week

by Brendan Capria


Bryan Philips was put to the test this week, 18 years ago. The conundrum: he could either be in the grandstands of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week or at the alter to marry the love of his life, Robin. The two joked about the ultimatum all the way up until that Saturday, when Bryan traded in his race t-shirt for a spiffy tuxedo. There was one vow in particular, though, that made it all worthwhile to him.


Robin promised Bryan he would never miss another Super DIRT Week from thereon out. So for one week of each year, Bryan celebrates his two greatest loves in life – Robin and dirt racing. While Super DIRT Week is one of the sport’s biggest stages, it now holds added significance for him.