Hearn sweeps The Eastern States 200 weekend.

‘The Jet’ Soars to Eastern States Sweep

Hearn Three-Peats On The Hard Clay To Win The Eastern States 200; Takes Saturday’s 358-Mod Main


MIDDLETOWN, NY- October 27, 2014- For the fifth time in his racing career, Brett Hearn won both modified championship races during the annual Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway.

On Saturday, Hearn set fast time, started from the pole position, and led every lap to capture the Eastern States 100 for small block modifieds, winning $5,000, a bonus for fast time and all the posted lap prize money. It was the 15th time Hearn has won this fall classic. The victory marked his 300th feature win at the historic five-eighths-mile speedway.

After setting fast time on Friday, Hearn took advantage of his pole starting position to win Sunday?s 53rd Eastern States 200, the oldest continuously-run championship race for dirt track Modifieds and a key event in the Super DIRTcar Series.

Hearn led the vast majority of laps, only surrendering his top spot following his mandatory pit stop during the race?s middle portion. The win, worth $20,000 plus bonus and lap money, was his 11th Eastern States 200 victory and third consecutive.

?Our wins this week prove we never give up, that we bounce back from disappointments, and that we go out to win every time. We have a true team that?s dedicated to being the best in our type of racing,? said Hearn. ?I?ve always had support from a great number of people ? family, friends, team owners, crew members, sponsors, racing businessmen, and fans; all have played key roles in our success.?

Matt Sheppard started 43rd in the field after having to switch to a back-up car, but tore through the field to finish second behind Hearn. Tim Hindley finished third followed by Ken Tremont Jr. and Jimmy Phelps. Jeff Heotzler Sr., Billy Decker, Rich Ricci Jr., Larry Wight and Tim Fuller completed the top 10.