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DIRTcar Racing Wraps Up 2016 Season

DIRTcar Racing Caps-off 33rd Annual Banquet with ‘A Tribute to Excellence’ Nearly $330,000 in points-fund cash distributed to drivers for 2016 season successes CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 16, 2016 – The 33rd Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence Awards Banquet in Springfield, Ill. honored champions across 10 divisions for their outstanding performances during the 2016 racing season. While the weather outside was brutal,  the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom inside was warm as guests reminisced on a great 2016 season. Nearly 1,000 competitors, family and friends attended Saturday evening’s event. …

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Photos from the DIRTcar UMP Banquet on January 14th, 2017!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE DIRTcar UMP BANQUET AT SPRINGFIELD, IL ON JANUARY 14TH, 2017!

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Regionalized DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Format on Tap for 2017

Regionalized DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Format on Tap for 2017 CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 14, 2017 – On the heels of a strong season in 2016 that saw over 230 different DIRTcar Sportsman Modified drivers compete in 15 series points shows, DIRTcar Racing officials will unveil a new format for Sportsman Modified teams in 2017. Currently,19 different tracks have signed up for DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Series with negotiations ongoing for additional dates. To accommodate the increased demand, tour events being scheduled from the last weekend in April through late-September will …

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KING OF DIRT SPORTSMAN RECEIVE DIRTCAR SANCTION

KING OF DIRT SPORTSMAN RECEIVE DIRTCAR SANCTION Alliance Helps Regionalize Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Tour Chase Written By Rob Hazer January 14, 2017 (Fonda, NY) – King Of Dirt Racing promoter Rob Hazer has worked along with DIRTcar Racing Director of Series and Sanctioning Mike Perotte and DIRTcar Series event director Cory Reed to sanction the KOD tour as the DIRTcar East Region heading into 2017. The alliance between King Of Dirt Racing and DIRTcar Racing helps build a regionalized touring system for the Sportsman Modified division. King Of Dirt will …

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Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride

Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride By Clayton Johns CONCORD, N.C. — Jan. 11, 2017 —One of the biggest stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will race full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series come 2017. Sprakers, NY driver Stewart Friesen has partnered with Chris Larsen to create Halmar Friesen Racing for his first full-time foray into NASCAR Racing, he announced Monday. Tommy Baldwin Jr. will be the team’s crew chief. “We got our feet wet in it last year and the opportunity came to team up …

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Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing partner with Racing with Jesus Ministries CONCORD, N.C. — Dec. 30, 2016 — Amidst all the race day hoopla, drivers, team members and officials found peace in one place at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway. Under a nearby shade tree, Reverend Pat Evans instilled both belief and the power of God in everyone under the limbs before hot laps. Evans offered guidance through The Word of the Lord, which eventually blossomed into “Racing with Jesus Ministries” in October 1980. Evans nurtured the “Racer’s …

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2017 DIRTcar and Super DIRTcar Series Schedule Announced

Photo by Alex and Helen Bruce 2017 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule Announced CONCORD, N.C. – December 8, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series announced today the 2017 racing schedule. The 2017 Super DIRTcar Series schedule features events spanning from mid-February through early November. The series will visit tracks in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, Ontario and Quebec. The Super DIRTcar Series will once again kick off the season with its fourth annual trip south for the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in a non-points event. Series racing action …

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New Tread Pattern, Compound Names, and Siping Rules Await DIRTcar UMP Competitors in 2017

New Tread Pattern, Compound Names, and Siping Rules Await DIRTcar UMP Competitors in 2017 CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing, in conjunction with Hoosier Racing Tire, today announced that DIRTcar UMP Modified division drivers will have an improved tread pattern, renamed compounds, and less siping to do in the 2017 season. After three years of field testing, DIRTcar and Hoosier officials are pleased to release redesigned versions of the current A40S and H40 compounded tires. The new M-30S and M-60 tire will become the only available tires …

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Utica-Rome Speedway Joins DIRTcar in 2017

Photo by Randy Mallett Speedway set to sanction weekly action for the first time since 2004 By MIKE MALLETT – Utica-Rome Speedway PR VERNON, N.Y. (December 5, 2016) – After a three year run as a NASCAR home track, the Utica-Rome Speedway is making a change for the upcoming season. The owners of the facility, Bill and Kim Shea, have elected to make a move into the DIRTcar Racing fold. It is the first time in over 10 years that the facility will fly the DIRTcar banner. “We had a …

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45th NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week to Air on MAVTV Thanksgiving Night

Oswego Speedway Press Release OSWEGO, NY (November 23, 2016) – NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week took on a new twist for its 45th edition, sliding inside the steel confines of Oswego Speedway, featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Bud Light 200. This historic first outing at the ‘Steel Palace’ was covered in-depth by Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT and will air on national television Thanksgiving night on MAVTV, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Full coverage of the Super DIRTcar Series Bud Light 200 will be presented on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT …

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DIRTcar Northeast Champions Crowned

SYRACUSE, N.Y – Nov. 22, 2016 – The 2016 season came to an end with the completion of the 2016 DIRTcar Northeast awards ceremony Saturday night. This year’s banquet was full of familiar faces as drivers, sponsors and promoters were recognized and champions were crowned. The Night of Champions kicked off with the recognition of the Mr. DIRTcar champions. Throughout the year, DIRTcar Racing distributed nearly $300,000 in point fund awards, thanks to contributions from Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels and all of the marketing partners. For the sixth year, the …

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DIRTcar Racing and World of Outlaws Adopt Unified Dirt Late Model Council Specs

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 9, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing and the World of Outlaws will officially adopt the Unified Dirt Late Model Council’s technical and driver personal protection specifications, adding them to the rule books for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Late Models. The Council’s sanctioning body committee met in October to develop unified specifications for all Council members, including the World of Outlaws, Lucas Oil Series, MLRA, Ultimate Series, Southern Nationals Series, AMLS, MARS, DIRTcar Racing and Eldora Speedway. All …

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WSTC Results: Pro Sprints

The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew more than 300 entries across nine divisions for the 3-day event. Posted below are the Pro Sprint results.

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WSTC Results: FWD/Hornets

The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew more than 300 entries across nine divisions for the 3-day event. Posted below are the FWD/Hornet results from Friday and Saturday.

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