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Law Enforcement Night

Malta, New York — When the Albany-Saratoga Speedway swings open its gates on Friday, May 19, it will be “Law Enforcement Night” at the famed Malta oval. All law enforcement officials will be admitted into the speedway, with proper identification, free of charge.

“It’s a chance for us to give back and honor the men and women who protect and serve us all on a daily basis” said promotor Lyle DeVore. “This is an annual event for us and one we are proud to be a part of it.”

Fans with children will want to arrive early as law enforcement officials will be on hand to offer free child ID / finger printing to promote child safety. “Keeping our children safe is a top priority,” said Devore. “This is a very important service being offered our parents and children. I hope everyone takes advantage of it.”

Capital District law firm Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP will also be on hand to promote child safety with a bike helmet giveaway for children 11 years of age and under. Plan to arrive early as there will be a limited number of helmets available.

On the race track all divisions will be action including the 4-Cylinder division and the Sowle Trailer Repair (STR) Sportsman series.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. The grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Racing will begin at 7 p.m. For more information log onto www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

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BIG SHOW IX JUNE 27, 2017 AT ALBANY-SARATOGA

Brett Hearn Promotion A Premiere Must See Race Of The Summer

May 10, 2017 (Sussex, NJ) – Brett Hearn’s Big Show has become the must-see show of the summer at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. It’s an action packed evening of ground pounding Big Block Modified action featuring a collection of the best drivers on dirt. Substance, pageantry, and prestige are just part of what makes this Super DIRTcar Series event one fans will flock to see on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the Great Race Place in Malta, NY.

Albany-Saratoga has an action packed schedule during the summer highlighted by their marquee premiere event; Brett Hearn’s Big Show as part of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. 2017 marks the ninth edition of the Big Show and it promises to once again provide all the elements that make a promotion like this memorable.

Last year Stewart Friesen seemingly had the Big Show win in hand until Billy Decker nearly snatched that victory away coming within .088 hundredths of a second at the checkered flag. Dramatic finishes are the norm at Big Show events, as back in 2012 Bobby Varin made a daring three wide pass in traffic to take the lead from Brett Hearn late in the race and went on to victory.

Much like Super Dirt Week in Oswego, DIRTcar Nationals in Volusia, or Mr. Dirt Track USA at Lebanon Valley; Brett Hearn’s Big Show at Albany-Saratoga carries prestige in earning an event championship as part of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. No matter the victor they lay claim to not just a tour win, but also said driver is celebrated as a Big Show champion for the next 365 days.

So many things will take place during the evening’s events including pre-race Autograph Sessions with Super DIRTcar Series drivers, Big Crate Show for Sportsman presented by Fox Racing Shocks, and an appearance by Ms. Motorsports Taylor Albert (2017) along with Midi Miller (Ms. Motorsports 1991). To top it all off the 9th edition of Brett Hearn’s Big Show will yield a talent rich field with arguably the toughest field assembled at Albany-Saratoga Speedway during the summer.

Last year reserved seating was a huge success. It was received well by fans that wanted these premium seats located in the top two rows in the turn four, center, and turn one sections of the aluminum bleachers. Good news for race fans; reserved seating for Brett Hearn’s Big Show IX at Albany-Saratoga Speedway goes on sale Monday May 15th via the all new website www.thebigshow9.com. By visiting the site fans can also see a seating chart showing where these premium-reserved seats are located.

More information will come over the next several weeks leading up to Brett Hearn’s Big Show IX at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. For now race fans have June 27, 2017 circled on their calendars, as the premiere must-see Modified race of the season in Malta, NY.

There have been eight previous Brett Hearn’s Big Show events to date. This year marks number six at the great race place. Billy Decker (2009, 2011) and Jimmy Phelps (2010, 2015) are the only repeat winners of Brett Hearn’s Big Show. Other winners include: Bobby Varin (2012), Brett Hearn (2013), Danny Johnson (2014), and Stewart Friesen (2016).

Other winners during Brett Hearn’s Big Show that competed in companion events include: Jeremy Pitts (2016, 2014), Joey Scarborough (2016, 2014), Rocky Warner (2015), Nick Lussier (2015), Marc Johnson (2014), Byron Wescott (2013), Jimmy Phelps (2012 SDS vs AS Challenge), and Brian Krummel (2011).

For more information on Brett Hearn’s Big Show 9 Super DIRTcar Series Modified event please visit www.thebigshow9.com, www.bretthearn.com, or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series for Big Block Modifieds please visit www.superdirtcarseries.com.

All media requests must be submitted by visiting www.thebigshow9.com and submitting the media credential request form and credential agreement by the supervising editor/publisher indicating the medium represented, specific assignment, area of access required, and coverage date. Please include the e-mail address and/or phone number for the person requesting credentials. Proof of coverage (tear sheets, video tape, audio tape, high resolution photo disk, etc.) is required from all outlets. Event management reserves the right to use submitted material for future promotions. Any questions can be directed to bigshowcredentials@gmail.com.

All-Time Big Show Champions (2009-2016)
Date, Event, Champion, Location
07/06/16 Big Show VIII Stewart Friesen Albany-Saratoga Speedway
08/12/15 Big Show VII Jimmy Phelps Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/30/14 Big Show VI Danny Johnson Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/09/13 Big Show V Brett Hearn Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/10/12 Big Show IV Bobby Varin Albany-Saratoga Speedway
06/21/11 Big Show III Billy Decker Orange County Fair Speedway
06/16/10 Big Show II Jimmy Phelps Orange County Fair Speedway
06/17/09 Big Show I Billy Decker Orange County Fair Speedway

All-Time Big Show Accompanying Division Champions (2009-2016)
Date, Division, Champion(s), Location
07/06/16 Sportsman Jeremy Pitts/Joey Scarborough Albany-Saratoga Speedway
08/12/15 Sportsman Rocky Warner/Nick Lussier Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/30/14 Sportsman Joey Scarborough/Jeremy Pitts Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/30/14 Modified Marc Johnson (Companion Race) Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/09/13 Pro Stock Byron Wescott (SDS Tour) Albany-Saratoga Speedway
07/10/12 Modified Jimmy Phelps (SDS vs AS) Albany-Saratoga Speedway
06/21/11 Sportsman Brian Krummel Orange County Fair Speedway
06/16/10 None None Orange County Fair Speedway
06/17/09 None None Orange County Fair Speedway

BRETT HEARN’S BIG SHOW AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY is brought to you in part by sponsors and partners that include: Albany-Saratoga Speedway, BH Racing Enterprises, Recovery Sports Grill, Halmar International, VP Racing Fuels, Cedar Peaks Enterprises, Fox Racing Shocks, Jmmb, Madsen Motorsports, 417 Bus Line LTD, Ferris Commercial Mowers, Fox Hill Camping Area, Steve Hough Motors, Don Kruger Motorsports LLC, and WLR Construction Inc.

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Mother Nature Wins Again (5/5/17)

Malta, New York (May 6, 2017) – Mother Nature became the first repeat winner in the 2017 season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. An all-day rain forced track officials to postpone the night’s program until the following week. “Mother Nature has not … Continue reading

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RAIN POSTPONES ALBANY-SARATOGA OPENER

Opening Day Set For April 28 Malta, New York ( April 22, 2017) – Everything was ready for the season opener on Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway until steady rain at around 5 p.m. forced management to postpone until next … Continue reading

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2017 Kicked Off with Full Pits for Practice

Malta, New York (April 15, 2017) — “Big” is the word for the 2017 Albany-Saratoga season. Promoter Lyle Devore is “hoping for big things this season” and every indication is that Devore will get what he hopes for. One thing … Continue reading

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Albany-Saratoga Announces Action Packed 2017 Schedule

Malta, NY – As the warm weather slowly starts to enter New York’s Capital Region, all eyes are on the month of April and the start of the 2017 racing season at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The Great Race Place has … Continue reading

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Albany-Saratoga Crowns 2016 Champions At Annual Banquet

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway officially concluded the 2016 racing season Saturday night just a few miles up the road from the fast, four tenths of a mile oval. The annual awards banquet was held at the Holiday … Continue reading

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Jeff Rockefeller Headed to Albany-Saratoga in 2017

Feature Winning Driver Looking For Success In Malta, NY January 26, 2017 (Malta, NY) – On Friday nights Albany-Saratoga Speedway is a hot spot for dirt modified racing action. There’s hall-of-fame drivers, white nights, young guns, and some would even … Continue reading

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Short Track Super Series (STSS) Heading To Malta In 2017

Story By: BRETT DEYO / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES Published: December 12, 2016 LINK TO BRETT DEYO MOTORSPORTS MEDIA MALTA, NY – One of New York State’s premier dirt tracks – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – will join the Short Track Super … Continue reading

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Andy’s Speed Shop adds to purses for Fall Finale September 16!

Andy’s Speed Shop has generously added to the purses for this Friday’s FALL FINALE… the Modifieds (big OR small block) will be racing for $2,000 to win. Plus, Andy’s Speed has added $250 each to the Sportsman and Pro Stock … Continue reading

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