Tickets are available at the gate!
THE BIG SHOW 9 - A SUMMER MOTORSPORTS EVENT!
Refreshments, Souvenirs, Driver Autographs,
and “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest
Part of the Pre-Race Activities
SUSSEX, NJ (May 15)……..”The Big Show 9 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make this 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”
Spectator gates for The Big Show 9 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, New York) on Tuesday, June 27, will open at 4:00 pm. Fans are encouraged to come out early and enjoy the attractions. Besides sampling all the refreshments available, several souvenir trailers offering a wide variety of racing-oriented items will be on site. There will be tables set up for fans to get autographs from top Super DIRTcar Modified Series and Albany-Saratoga Speedway drivers and special guests Ms. Motorsports 2017 Taylor Albert and Midi Miller, Ms. Motorsports 1991. The autograph session is scheduled for 5:00-6:00 pm. Warmups and pre-race activities will follow.
Fans can also take part in the “Pick-the-Quick” contest by selecting the five fastest drivers from the group time trials. The choices do not have to be in order. There’s a $1,000 jackpot to be divided among any fans who name all five fastest drivers on their contest entry. Scoring four out of five fast timers earns a pit pass upgrade. Deadline for entries will be 6:00 pm.
The Big Show 9, for big-block DIRTcar Modifieds, a Super DIRTcar Modified Series race, will include group time trials, qualifying heat and consolation races and the 100-lap feature race paying $10,000 to the winner.
The companion support division will be The Big Crate Show presented by Fox Racing Shocks for Sportsman cars. The field for the Sportsman portion of The Big Show 9 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.
This is an open event for all Sportsman cars and will be run under the jurisdiction of the Albany-Saratoga Crate Sportsman rules with one notable exception: rev limiters will not be required. The aluminum wheels of the Sportsman cars from Albany-Saratoga Speedway may be used and all Sportsman cars may use either the Hoosier Sportsman tire or the Hoosier 300 or 400 Modified tire.
Presented by Recovery Sports Grills, Halmar International, VP Racing Fuels, Fox Racing Shocks, JMMB, and Cedar Peaks Enterprises, The Big Show 9 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best. Wednesday, July 5 has been set aside as the rain date for The Big Show 9.
General admission for The Big Show 9 is $25. Top row reserved seating in the stands is $35 and VIP seating at $75 and $90. Reserved seats may be purchased by going to www.thebigshow9.com. Pit admission with DIRTcar or Albany-Saratoga membership is $30; non-members $35. Pits open at 3:00 pm.
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Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with 894 race wins (889 feature races and 5 All-Star events) to his credit. He has captured 90 track and series championships. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events. Go to www.bretthearn.com, www.thebigshow9.com, or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com for additional information.
Big Show 9 Tickets Go On Sale May 15, 2017
Brett Hearn’s The BIG SHOW 9
June 27, 2017
100-Lap Modified DIRTcar Series Event Plus Sportsman!!
Adults $25, Kids 11 & Under $5 | Rain Date Wednesday July 5
Story By: ROB HAZER / BH RACING PROMOTIONS – 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-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