50 Years Of Super DIRT Week

Long billed as “racing’s biggest party,” Super DIRT Week has a half-century heritage at two of the nation’s best-known venues, the now defunct Syracuse Mile and, since 2016, the much smaller dirt-covered Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway. “I was 20 the first time I went, back when they got 140 cars, and I didn’t qualify. Other scary incidents came during the 1978 Super Nationals, for years the Saturday attraction. He passed cars at will around the outside and could have won three races. “I’ve won the 358 race there and been second, third and wrecked in the 200. Friesen, who saw his first Syracuse race at age 7 (Hearn won) agreed. We came from last to pass Britten on the last lap for the win after changing tires in one of the best DIRT week races ever.

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