WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – With DIRTcar weekly racing well underway across the Northeast region, some drivers have already demonstrated prowess at their home tracks within their own divisions.
Brett Hearn, Stephane LaFrance, Rocky Warner and Nick Stone are currently leading in Mr. DIRTcar “Best 16” Points in their respective divisions and well on the way to great 2014 seasons.
The Mr. DIRTcar Points Fund, developed in 2011, rewards strong racers based on their 16 best finishes in their division at any DIRTcar sanctioned facility or event. Separate from the DIRTcar Series and premier Super DIRTcar Series, the Mr. DIRTcar “Best 16” Points Fund provides an opportunity for teams to compete in DIRTcar Northeast points chase, even if they do not follow a touring series. While drivers do not need to travel to move forward in the Mr. DIRTcar Points Fund, they will only be eligible for end-of-season positions and associated prizes if they are 2014 DIRTcar Members.
Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., currently leads in Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Points with six wins overall, leading over runner-up Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., by just 20 points. Sheppard has collected four Modified wins so far this season. Jeremy Wilder is third with one win, Kenny Tremont, Jr., fourth with nine top-five finishes and Jimmy Phelps fifth with six top-fives.
LaFrance has claimed three DIRTcar 358-Modified wins in 2014 to lead in Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified “Best 16” Points over Chad Brachmann, Pete Bicknell, Ryan Susice and Chris Raabe. Two-time NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Pro Stock Series Championship winner Warner leads in Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified points over Cody McPhearson, Connor Cleveland, Brad Rouse and Mark Mortensen. In the Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock point standings, Stone leads over Robbie Speed, Rob Yetman, Walt Brownell and Jim Normoyle.