Story By: MICHELINA FRISS / DIRTCAR – LIVERPOOL, NY – The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Northeast competitors came together Saturday night and handed out the Super DIRTcar Series Rookie of the Year and top Rookie honors for each weekly division.
Anthony Perrego won the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Super DIRTcar Series Rookie of the Year title, finishing sixth in points — the highest out of any rookie full-time driver. He notched five top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes, with his season’s best second place finish coming at his home track Orange County Fair Raceway on July 28.
With five top fives and 16 top-10 finishes, including his first DIRTcar Big Block Modified win at Brewerton Speedway, Zachary Payne was awarded the Big Block Modified Rookie of the Year, receiving $1,000.
With a tie for an eight-place finish at his home track Can-Am Speedway, assisted by six top fives and 10 top-10 finishes, Taylor Caprara brought home the award for Rookie of the Year in the DIRTcar 358 Modified division.
Zach Buff bested his brothers who he frequently raced during the season along with many others to capture the DIRTcar Sportsman Rookie of the Year, receiving $500.
Buff saw a very successful season with five Feature wins and his first career Sportsman Series win in the East Region.
Zach Sorrentino was awarded the Rookie of the Year in the DIRTcar Pro Stocks, assisted by his first career win at his Saturday night home track, Lebanon Valley Speedway.
Sorrentino finished 15th overall in the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Series and fourth in track points at Lebanon Valley.