THE BIG SHOW 11 - A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS CLASSIC!
111 LAPS OF SPELLBINDING DIRT TRACK MODIFIED RACING
SUSSEX, NJ (March 12)……..The Big Show 11, a 111-lap Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet, is set for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway located just north of Malta, New York. ”The Big Show 11 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make it a memorable evening of high speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the competitors. We work hard to give everyone an enhanced motorsports experience”
The Big Show 11, for big-block DIRTcar Modifieds, will include group time trials, qualifying heat and consolation races and the 111-lap feature race paying $11,111 to the winner. All the top DIRTcar Modified Series drivers, the weekly Albany-Saratoga Speedway Modified racers, and an expected contingent of other star drivers from across the Northeast will be ready to challenge each other and the four-tenths-mile clay-surfaced speedway.
The companion support division will be The Big Sportsman Show presented by Fox Racing Shocks for Sportsman cars. The field for the Sportsman portion of The Big Show 11 will be divided in half for a pair of 20-lap feature races, each with its own payout including $1,000 to each winner. There’s a $250 bonus for winning cars equipped with Fox Shocks. All the competitors will register qualifying times during timed hot laps. Then the field will be evenly divided, and the top-12 from each group will redraw for starting positions for their feature races.
Presented by Recovery Sports Grills, Halmar International, VP Racing Fuels, and Fox Racing Shocks, The Big Show 11 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best.
Tickets for The Big Show 11 go on sale May 1, 2019. General admission for The Big Show 11 is $26. Top row reserved seating in the stands is $36 and VIP seating at $75 and $90. Reserved seats may be purchased by going to www.thebigshow11.com. Pit admission with DIRTcar or Albany-Saratoga membership is $35; non-members $40. Pits open at 3:00 pm.
Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with 912 race wins (907 feature races and 5 All-Star events) to his credit. He has captured 93 track and series championships. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events. Go to www.bretthearn.com, www.thebigshow11.com, or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com for additional information.
Story By: JOE GRABIANOWSKI / DIRTCAR – MALTA, NY – Few races have been able to generate an attitude and identity as quickly as Brett Hearn’s The Big Show, and on Tuesday, June 25, the event celebrates its 11th running with host Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Brett Hearn increasing the winner’s share to $11,111 and the lap count to 111.
Plus, the winner also receives a guaranteed starting spot at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVIII’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
The Big Show is known for big car counts, big action and the best Super DIRTcar Series Big Block ModiVed drivers in the country. Last year Stewart Friesen capitalized on Matt Sheppard’s late-race misfortune to cash in on the mid-week payday with HBR’s Jimmy Phelps and Max McLaughlin following close behind on the podium.
Every Heat Race and every Feature provides vital Super DIRTcar Series Championship points, as proven last year when the Championship came down to the Vnal race at the Can-Am World Finals between Matt Sheppard and Erick Rudolph. So far in 2019, Sheppard and Rudolph have traded wins in the Vrst two meetings at Can-Am Speedway and Weedsport Speedway. Larry Wight rides second in points and hopes to break up the Sheppard/Rudolph run with a win of his own.
The Super DIRTcar Series has a dynamic mix of young guns and veterans. Rookie of the Year contenders like Ryan Godown, Jack Lehner, Demetrios Drellos and Marcus Dinkins are all looking to write their names into Big Block ModiVed History books with a stunning win. But they’ll have to beat the best like Brett Hearn and Danny Johnson. Powerhouse race teams like HBR and Gypsum Racing will bring the likes of Jimmy Phelps, Billy Decker, and Larry Wight to bare. Believe us when we say it’s going to be big.
Mat Williamson is starting to get into a groove with his sharp-looking Buzzchew Racing No. 88. Watch for him to break into the top 3 in points. He currently sits Vfth in points. Mike Mahaney in his new yellow and black No. 35 was fast and racy at Weedsport on Memorial Day. He’ll be contender o_ the trailer.
Not to be overlooked is Series regular “Batman” Peter Britten who has called Albany-Saratoga his Friday night
race place and where he has already visited victory lane. Others that call the Malta, NY, dirt oval home like Marc Johnson, the legendary Kenny Tremont, Matt Delorenzo, Jessey Mueller, and Keith Flach will be up for the challenge.
Brett Hearn is clearly excited to be promoting his 11th Big Show.
“The Big Show 11 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make it a memorable evening of high-speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the competitors. We work hard to give everyone an enhanced motorsports experience.”
The $1,000-to-win “Pick-the-Pick” fan contest is back! From 4 PM to 6 PM, fans can choose who they think will be the top Vve drivers in Group Time Trials. The $1,000 jackpot is to be split between anyone who picks all Vve. Fans that get four out of Vve will be granted a free pit pass upgrade.
General admission tickets are $25 with reserved top row tickets going for $35, plus premium VIP seating for $75 to $90.