THE BIG SHOW 10 RETURNS TO ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Reserved and VIP seating goes on sale May 15

SUSSEX, NJ (April 22)……..For the past nine years, “The Big Show” midweek Super DIRTcar Series races have been an annual highlight of Northeast dirt track Modified racing. Presented by champion driver Brett Hearn and his Driven Marketing promotional team, The Big Show 10 returns to Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, June 26. And as in past seasons, a sellout crowd is expected at the Malta, New York track.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 15, race fans wanting to insure preferred seating for The Big Show 10 can purchase reserved seat tickets as well as VIP seating. “We’ve had a great many requests from fans wanting to enjoy the pre-race Midway activities, but were afraid of losing the seats of their choice. So we’ve set aside the top two rows of the stands as reserved seating,” says event organizer Brett Hearn.

Fans may purchase reserved seats by going to the website, www.thebigshow10, and clicking on “Tickets.” The reserved seat admission is $35.00. Fans wanting to experience the inside VIP suite that includes food, beverages, and a pit pass may purchase a seat for $75.00, or a guaranteed front row seat for $90.00. All reserved seats are being sold on a first come basis.

Presented by Recovery Sports Grills, Halmar International, and VP Racing Fuels, The Big Show 10 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best. Fox Shocks is the presenting sponsor of the twin Sportsman races and will award the winners of each race a $250 bonus if their cars are equipped with Fox Shocks. “Thanks to our sponsors, the winner of the race will take home $10,000, one of the larger payouts on the Super DIRTcar Series tour, fans can share a $1,000 Pick-the-Quick contest prize, and our support Sportsman drivers will race for $1,000-to-win in each of their two features” says Hearn. “What better way to kick off the summer than a great race at a great race track.”

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with 904 feature race wins to his credit. He holds 91 track and series championships including seven point titles at Albany-Saratoga-Speedway and is the defending Modified division champion at Lebanon Valley Speedway. In 2013, Hearn was named “Area Auto Racing News 50 Years Greatest Driver.” Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events.

Racing on Tuesday, June 26 begins with warm-ups at 6:00 pm, but fans should plan to come early to enjoy the Midway activities which include an hour autograph session with all the top drivers.

Hearn may be contacted Mondays through Thursdays during business hours by media members at 973-702-0819, or go to www.thebigshow10.com or www.bretthearn.com for additional information.

$1,000 To Win “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest At The Big Show 10

Super DIRTcar Modified Series 100-Lap $10,000-To-Win Championship Race Meet


SUSSEX, NJ (May 29)……..Let’s face it, not every fan likes the time trial format used to set the fields for the Super DIRTcar Modified Series qualifying races. Some of them even arrive late at the track just to avoid watching time trials. But what if you had the chance to win $1,000? Would you come to the track early enough to enter the unique “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest and perhaps go home later that evening $1,000 richer?

Spectator gates for The Big Show 10 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, New York) on Tuesday, June 26, 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. Between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, 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 (Minors winning a pit pass upgrade must be accompanied by an adult.) Deadline for entries will be 6:00 pm.  

SPECIAL NEWS---Race fans wishing overnight accommodations for The Big Show 10: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Saratoga Malta has a special rate for The Big Show 10 race fans. Contact the hotel directly at 518-899-6900 and be sure to mention The Big Show 10.

The Big Show 10, for big-block DIRTcar Modifieds, 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 Sportsman Show presented by Fox Shocks for Sportsman cars, with the field evenly divided for a pair of 20-lap feature races. Each race will have its own payout including $1,000 to each winner. There’s a $250 bonus for winning cars equipped with Fox Shocks

Presented by Recovery Sports Grills, Halmar International, VP Racing Fuels, and Fox Racing Shocks, The Big Show 10 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best.

General admission for The Big Show 10 is $35 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.thebigshow10.com. Pit admission with DIRTcar or Albany-Saratoga membership is $35; non-members $40.  Pits open at 3:00 pm.

Information for media members requesting credentials may be found at www.thebigshow10.com. 

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with 904 race wins (899 feature races and 5 All-Star events to his credit. He has captured 91 track and series championships. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events. Go to www.bretthearn.com or wwwthebigshow10.com for additional information.

Ticket sales will end at midnight June 24, 2018!


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


THE INFAMOUS “BATMOBILE” NO. 112 AND DRIVER GARY BALOUGH WILL BE AT BIG SHOW 10, TUESDAY, JUNE 26 AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY

















Balough will be signing copies of his new book

SUSSEX, NJ (May 5)……..On Sunday, October 12, 1980, dirt track Modified racing was changed forever when Florida driver Gary Balough, behind the wheel of a revolutionary race car, totally dominated the Super DIRT Week Schaefer 200 before a full house crowd at the New York State Fairgrounds and a national ESPN television audience.

The car Balough drove that day was unlike any previous dirt track Modified, with a wide body, a large slab roof, and serious attention to aerodynamics. With Balough, already a three-time winner of the October classic, the Batmobile (so-named for its look and black paint) easily turned fast times, started from the pole and handily won the 125-lap race.

“It made every other Modified obsolete,” says Brett Hearn, who drove a conventional 1980s style car in the race, running as high as fifth before being sidelined with a blown engine. “The sanctioning body outlawed the car from further competition, but that winter many teams---mine included---built new cars implementing several of the Batmobile’s aerodynamic ideas. Today’s dirt Modifieds owe their heritage to the Batmobile.”

The restored legendary car and its equally legendary driver will be at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Tuesday, June 25 as part of The Big Show 10 Midway attraction. Balough will also sign copies of his newly-released book, Hot Shoe A Checkered Past: My Story, co-written with Bones Bourcier and published by Coastal 181.

Fans are encouraged to come out early, see the Batmobile, meet Gary, take some photos, get an autograph or a signed copy of the new book.     

Presented by Recovery Sports Grills, Halmar International, and VP Racing Fuels, The Big Show 10 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best. Fox Shocks is the presenting sponsor of the twin Sportsman races and will award the winners of each race a $250 bonus if their cars are equipped with Fox Shocks. “Thanks to our sponsors, the winner of the race will take home $10,000, one of the larger payouts on the Super DIRTcar Series tour, fans can share a $1,000 Pick-the-Quick contest prize, and our support Sportsman drivers will race for $1,000-to-win in each of their two features” says Hearn. “What better way to kick off the summer than a great race at a great race track.”

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with 904 feature race wins to his credit. He holds 91 track and series championships including seven point titles at Albany-Saratoga-Speedway and is the defending Modified division champion at Lebanon Valley Speedway. In 2013, Hearn was named “Area Auto Racing News 50 Years Greatest Driver.” Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events.

Racing on Tuesday, June 26 begins with warm-ups at 6:00 pm, but fans should plan to come early to enjoy the Midway activities which include an hour autograph session with all the top drivers.

Hearn may be contacted Mondays through Thursdays during business hours by media members at 973-702-0819, or go to www.thebigshow10.com or www.bretthearn.com for additional information.