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    The 4th Turn: September 30, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie Ever since last weekend’s Malta Massive Weekend, the phrase that keeps popping into my head is, “Good things happen to good people.” When Rich Peterson threw the checkered flag at the conclusion of last Saturday night’s 100-lap Super DIRT Series race that brought an end to the...
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    Mahaney holds off Friesen in SDS thriller at Albany-Saratoga

    MALTA – There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to properly describe the 100-lap Super DIRT Series race that highlighted Day 2 of Malta Massive Weekend Saturday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. So let’s just stick to the facts. Mike Mahaney recorded the first Super Dirt...
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    Williamson cashes in at Albany-Saratoga’s Fall Foliage 50

    MALTA – They don’t call him “Money Mat” for nothing. Mat Williamson, who has gained a reputation for running his best in the high-paying late-season races, enhanced that image Friday night with a wildly entertaining victory in the 50-lap “Fall Foliage” Classic for 358 modifieds that highlighted...
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    The 4th Turn: September 23, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie When I first started covering dirt track racing for The Schenectady Gazette in the 1980s, I knew it was going to be important to be a historian, as well. So I started filling spiral notebooks with race results from all over the Northeast. Heck, if you want to know the weekly...
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    Long time track photog Dave Dalesando passes

    We would like to extend our condolences to friends and family of Dave Dalesandro. Dave took many photos over the years at Albany-Saratoga, Devil’s Bowl and other tracks all over the northeast. He always had a smile, and usually a belly laugh, to share and was a friend to many racers as well as...
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    The 4th Turn: September 16, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie Just when I think I’ve seen everything at a dirt track, something comes up that leaves me dumbfounded, and asking, “How the hell did that happen?” That’s the way I (and I’m sure a lot of other people) felt last Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Dylan Madsen went into...
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    Will Perrego dominate the Malta Massive Weekend?

    MALTA – The season-ending Sept. 24-25 weekend at Albany-Saratoga Speedway is officially known as Malta Massive Weekend. But it could easily turn into The Anthony Perrego Show. With three chances to cash in over two nights, the 2021 Albany-Saratoga modified champion, who has been arguably the...
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    Friday September 10, 2021 Results

    MALTA – Leave it to Marc Johnson to find something negative about a $3,500 victory. “I hate starting on the pole,” said the Guilderland, N.Y. driver after leading flag-to-flag to win Friday night’s 35-lap modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, his season-leading third win of the year...
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    The 4th Turn: September 9, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie I’ll tell you, I’ve seen some wild things at Albany-Saratoga Speedway this season. Cars pirouetting through the air, fights on the front straightaway, mule kicks on the backstretch, racing two hours after a downpour that should have wiped out the card. But I was shocked … yes...
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    Modifieds chasing $3,500 payday at Albany-Saratoga

    MALTA – Most dirt tracks begin to scale back their programs after Labor Day. Not Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The historic Malta track just keeps picking up steam. Two weeks ago, promoter Lyle DeVore announced that the modifieds would be added to the card for Friday, Sept. 10. Then, last week, he...
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    Friday September 3, 2021 Results

    MALTA – On Champions Night, the champions should get all the glory. But Adam Pierson stole the spotlight Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The Bradford, Vt., driver started fourth and took advantage of 35 straight green flag laps to record his first career modified win at the historic...
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    The 4th Turn: September 2, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie Bobby Hackel IV is a lucky man. Not many people get the opportunity to chase their dream, and then actually achieve that dream. But Hackel IV made his dream come true last Saturday night, when he won his first big block modified feature at Lebanon Valley Speedway. To...
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    Friday August 27, 2021 Results

    MALTA – Anthony Perrego only led one lap of Friday night’s 35-lap feature, but that’s all he needed to become the 14th different modified winner at Albany-Saratoga Speedway this season. By chalking up his first win of the season, Perrego also solidified his point lead over defending champion...
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    The Fourth Turn: August 26,2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie Okay, I’ve put it off long enough. It’s time to have THE TALK. No, not that talk. Did you really think we were going to do the birds and the bees stuff? Every year, I dread having THE TALK, but there’s just no getting around it. So here goes. It’s time to talk about points...
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    Friday August 20, 2021 Results

    MALTA –In a season that has seen last-lap passes and photo finishes, dominance hasn’t been a word often used to describe the action in the modified division at Albany-Saratoga Speedway this season. That changed Friday night, when Ronnie Johnson dominated the 35-lap modified feature to post his...
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    The 4th Turn: August 19, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie Remember this name: Duane Howard. No, wait. That’s the wrong name. That’s the name that used to be on the roof of the 357 limited sportsman at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Remember this name instead: Chris Jakubiak. I’ve got a feeling that racing fans will be hearing a lot about...
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    The 4th Turn: August 12, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie In case you haven’t noticed, the racing meet at Saratoga Race Course has passed the halfway point (Good thing. I’ve already had to replenish my Capital OTB account twice). Only 20 more days to flush more cash down the toilet. It’s so easy. Win, place and show betting; daily...
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    Friday August 6, 2021 Results

    MALTA – Seven days ago, James Meehan was writing what he thought would be another chapter in his racing life, but he couldn’t come up with the ending he wanted. On Friday night, he properly finished the chapter. After a bizarre set of circumstances prevented him from getting a win on July 30...
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    The 4th Turn: August 5, 2021

    ~ By Tom Boggie If you thought you were going to open up today’s 4th Turn and get my opinion on the fiasco last Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont, you’re going to be disappointed. I’m staying as far away from this thing as possible. If you want details on what happened and the...
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    Peter Britten receives special message from home

    MALTA – No one has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic more than Peter Britten. Because of travel restrictions, the popular modified driver known as “Batman” hasn’t been able to return to his native Australia to see his family in two years. But on Friday night, Britten received a special...

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