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DIRTcar Northeast Series Director Relieved of Duties

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 21, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today that Joe Skotnicki will no longer be employed as director of series and sanctioning in the Northeast, effective immediately.   DIRTcar’s Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery will temporarily assume the duties until the position is filled. Questions about the upcoming Super DIRTcar Series season can be directed to Deery via email at tdeery@dirtcar.com or by calling 704-795-7223. Read More »

Pierce & Gilpin Share Stage At Saturday Nights 31st Annual DIRTcar Racing UMP Night of Champions Awards Banquet

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Jan. 10, 2015 – Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., shared the spotlight during Saturday night’s 31st annual DIRTcar Racing UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel’s ballroom. Pierce, 17, entered the DIRTcar UMP Late Model history books in 2014 by becoming the youngest driver ever to claim the UMP Late Model weekly-racing championship, while Gilpin, 24, continued his reign as the top UMP Modified driver in earning his third consecutive UMP Modified weekly-racing title. More than ... Read More »

2014 UMP DIRTcar Champions crowned at DIRTcar Banquet!

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE UMP DIRTcar BANQUET HELD ON 1/10/15! January 10th, 2015 – Springfield, IL – All eight UMP DIRTcar division champions were crowned along with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion, Summit Modified Nationals Champion, KidModz Champion and Quikcar Late Model Series Champion on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. Congrats to all the 2014 Champions and everyone who participated in the UMP DIRTcar Series in 2014. The 2015 UMP DIRTcar racing season kicks off with a busy ... Read More »

31st UMP DIRTcar Awards Banquet set for January 10th, 2015

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DIRTcar celebrates 2014 G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookies of the Year

Wilder, Bernier, Ladouceur, Stabler and Hollner take 2014 honors   WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – December 17, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing honored the rookies of the sport during November’s Champions Banquet, presenting the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie-of-the-Year Award to the five of the Northeast Region’s up-and-coming racers. Korey Wilder, of Fort Plain, N.Y., took the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie of the Year award in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified division. “It’s pretty intimidating to go down into turn one next ... Read More »

Fierce Competition Expected as DIRTcar Racing Tightens 2015 Late Model Summer Nationals to 28 Races in 32 Days Over Five Weeks in June and July

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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals shifts championship-deciding weekend to Prairie Dirt Classic in July at Fairbury INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 11, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing announced its 2015 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules today at the Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow at the Indiana Convention Center. The Summer Nationals schedule showcases a renewed focus on the series’ core events, tightening the schedule to just over five weeks beginning June 10 and concluding July 11. The series will include 28 races in 32 days ... Read More »

DIRTcar stars honored at 2014 Champions Banquet

Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Mathieu Desjardins and Jocelyn Roy among drivers awarded championship trophies   LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – November 23, 2014 – The brightest DIRTcar Racing stars of the Northeast region gathered at the Holiday Inn Saturday to receive championship awards and other accolades during the annual Champions Banquet. Big Block Modified star Billy Decker took home the championship trophy for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, finishing out the season with a mere six-point lead over Matt Sheppard after November’s races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. “Part ... Read More »

Brett Hearn working on three in a row at Orange County Fair Speedway

Grueling Eastern States 200 could drastically shake up point standings as Super DIRTcar Series heads into final rounds WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 20, 2014 – There’s no question as to which Modified driver has been dominant at Orange County Fair Speedway’s annual Eastern States Weekend. Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has picked up 13 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series victories at the Middletown, N.Y., track, ten in the Eastern States 200. This year, the two-time consecutive Eastern States 200 Champion is looking to make it three in a row. ... Read More »

Hoosier A40S Will Replace A40 As Approved DIRTcar UMP Modified Division Tire Compound Beginning April 1, 2015

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Teams May Run A40 Compound Until Stock is Depleted; Tire Grooving to be Phased Out Throughout 2015 Concord, NC – October 24th, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing along with Hoosier Racing Tire today announced plans to implement a new tire compound in the DIRTcar UMP Modified division in 2015. Corresponding with the opening weekend of the 2015 DIRTcar UMP point season, the new Hoosier A40S compound tire will replace the Hoosier A40 as the approved tire for the DIRTcar UMP Modified division beginning April 1, 2015. Teams will still be allowed ... Read More »

Shane Pecore claims Falls Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title

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Strong run for Mathieu Desjardins makes him DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion   BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – With the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title within reach, Shane Pecore and his race team gave Saturday’s series finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway every ounce of effort they could muster. It paid off with a trip to victory lane in the 1000 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals feature race, but the win wasn’t enough to clinch the title. Mathieu Desjardins finished fourth and gained ... Read More »

Danny Johnson powers to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway

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Photo by Rick Young, www.rickattheraces.com. Erick Rudolph crowned DIRTcar 358-Modified Series champion after Friday finale BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson outmaneuvered Modified stars Billy Dunn and Erick Rudolph to claim Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway. “We started fourth and we jiggled around back and forth there for a little bit,” said Johnson, who claimed his sixth DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Brockville. “Then a couple guys there fell out, and the bottom came in good. My car was really ... Read More »

Bobby Pierce Wracks Up 14 Victories In 2014 On His Way To Becoming Youngest Ever DIRTcar Late Model National Champion

Illinois Driver Overcomes Setbacks to Claim $20,000 DIRTcar UMP National Points Title CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 15, 2014 – A season’s worth of hard work and determination culminated in one stellar night for Bobby Pierce at Eldora Speedway. Pierce, 17, of Oakwood, Ill., led every lap of Eldora’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals A-Main to emphatically wrap up his first ever DIRTcar Late Model national points title, and in doing so become the youngest driver ever to claim the weekly-racing Late Model championship. “It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears ... Read More »

Friesen Blasts Around Syracuse Mile To Score Third Career Syracuse 200 Triumph

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Canadian Overtakes Sheppard With 10 Laps Remaining For Dramatic $50,000 Win To Cap NAPA Super DIRT Week   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2014) — Stewart Friesen used a feathery throttle foot to win his first two Syracuse 200 Big-Block Modified classics during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. But to secure his third career victory in the division’s most prestigious race on Sunday, Friesen just put his foot to the floor and tossed his car around the historic one-mile oval like he was blasting ... Read More »

Rob Yetman claims second DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship 25 on the Syracuse Mile

Yetman joins three other Pro Stock drivers who have picked up two wins in a row SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 12, 2014 – With his victory Sunday during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Rob Yetman add his name to a short list of drivers to have won two consecutive DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship races on the Syracuse mile. Only three other racers have achieved the feat in the 18 years the race has run: Rocky Warner (2010/2011), Dave Schulz (2004/2005) and Jipp Ortiz (2000/2001). “It sure is special,” said ... Read More »