The Big Show 5’s Dash for Cash Pits Local Drivers Against Series Stars

More Than One Chance to Win at Albany-Saratoga, with Dash for Cash, Heat Prizes

MALTA, N. Y. – Friday, July 5, 2013 – Super DIRTcar Series star and The Big Show 5 promoter Brett Hearn is ready to put on another spectacular show this year, adding races and prizes to the usual series show rundown.

Part of The Big Show 5, which runs Tuesday, July 9, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, is the 12-lap Big-Block Modified Morris Ford Dash for Cash. The Dash pits the top five drivers in Super DIRTcar Series point standings – Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Brett Heaern, Stewart Friesen, and Danny Johnson – against the top five in track points at Albany-Saratoga – Kenny Tremont Jr., Matt DeLorenzo, Ronnie Johnson, Marc Johnson, and Pete Britten.

Additionally part of the Dash lineup is a driver voted in by fans and the defending event champion, Bobby Varin. The 12 drivers will take part in a “Jeopardy Draw” for starting positions, with the exception of Varin, who must start last and take on the “12th Place Challenge.” A $500 awaits the winner of the Dash, with positions two through four also receiving checks

Big-Block Modified drivers at Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 5 also have the chance to earn winnings in Super DIRTcar Series qualifying heats. Each heat winner will receive a prize of $500.

Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 5 also features the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series, a special driver autograph session, and various midway vendors and attractions on race night. All seating is general admission and priced at $24. Children under 12 are $5. Pit admission is $30for DIRTcar/Albany-Saratoga/Lebanon Valley members or $35 for nonmember. For more information about The Big Show 5, visit

Morris Ford Dash for Cash Roster


9s Matt Sheppard

115 Kenny Tremont, Jr.

98h Jimmy Phelps

2d Matt DeLorenzo

20h Brett Hearn

2j Ronnie Johnson

1f Stewart Friesen

3j Marc Johnson

5* Danny Johnson

21a/14b Peter Britten

Plus one driver chosen by fans!


Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 5 presented by Recovery Sports Grills

Divisions: Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified – 100 laps; Morris Ford Big-Block Modified Dash for Cash; DIRTcar Pro Stock Series – 75 laps

When: Tuesday, July 9, grandstand gates open at 4 p.m.

Where: Albany-Saratoga Speedway, 2671 U. S. Route 9, Malta, N. Y.

Tickets: $24 for adults, $5 for children under 12

For more information: Visit

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