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Naturally! Dale Planck, “the Natural,” captures DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ontario – Sunday, September 2, 2012 – Martin Bélanger, Cornwall Motor Speedway PR Director – A new driver visited the winners circle in round number five of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at Cornwall Motor Speedway as Dale Plank charged ahead of the competition to victory. Matt Billings and Kyle Dingwall were on the front row on the initial green and Dingwall became the early leader. The new Brockville track champion led the first 14 laps as Billings took a restart opportunity to grab the first position, Planck jumping to …

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“The Natural” Dale Planck Conquers Granby, 358-Modified Series Round 6

Planck Takes Two in a Row, Winning Consecutive DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Events GRANBY, QUEBEC – September 8, 2012 – Shooting ahead of local star Francois Bernier and early race leader Matt Billings in lap 13, “the Natural” Dale Planck took first at Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series “VP Racing Fuels 75” and never looked back until he reached victory lane. “We were lucky to have an out front starting spot and so many green laps there. I was pretty content on running bottom, then the 49 [Francois Bernier] showed me the …

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All Five DIRTcar Northeast Series Running this Weekend

Modifieds and Pro Stocks at Granby, Sportsmans at Ransomville, Merrittville, and Port Colborne; 358-Modifieds on Asphalt at Airborne WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – September 5, 2012 – The DIRTcar Northeast Series heat up this coming weekend with races throughout the region for all five series. The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series head to Autodrome Granby in Granby, Quebec. The 358-Modified Series runs Friday, Sept. 7, and the Super DIRTcar Series and Pro Stock Series run Saturday, Sept. 8. Big-Block Modified driver Matt Sheppard …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Rule Bulletin

  Bulletin: 2012 –2 – August 30th, 2012   The following rule amendments are in regard to the following division, the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series and/or DIRTcar 358 Modifieds:   5.0        Racing Event Procedures   5.16        Special Event (Events that require Pit Stops) – Cars, Equipment and/or Procedures   N.) During post-race inspection at specified events, only the driver, two (2) crew members and the car owner will be permitted in the designated post-race inspection area.   In the event that a DIRTcar 358 Modified attempts to Qualify for the …

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Johnson Wins Third Consecutive “Battle at the Border”

“The Doctor” Defeats Challengers to Solidify Lead in DIRTcar 358-Modified Series RANSOMVILLE, N. Y. – July 5, 2012 – Danny Johnson outlasted challengers Pete Bicknell and Chad Brachmann at Tuesday’s “Battle at the Border” to garner his second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win this season. Johnson’s victory at Ransomville Speedway makes him only driver to win the track’s annual “Battle at the Border,” now in its third year, and solidifies his lead in the 358-Modified Series point standings. “The Doctor” claimed first early in the race, powering his Waste Management/Page Transportation #27j through …

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Pat McGrail Dominates Dunn Tire Raceway Park DIRTcar 358 Asphalt Modified Series Event

Lancaster, NY – Pat McGrail of Candiac, Quebec-Canada finished second in the first-ever DIRTcar 358 Asphalt Modified Series race at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with his new Troyer-built mount. When the Series returned to action just 6-days later McGrail was able to put together a near perfect performance. After drawing the pole for the 50-lap event in the customary redraw, McGrail led all 50-laps enroute to his first DIRTcar victory. “We had a great car tonight,” stated McGrail. “Billy Colton at Troyer’s gave me a car that anyone …

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358-Modified Drivers Prepare for “Battle” at Ransomville

Fourth 358-Modified Series Race at set for July 3 RANSOMVILLE, N. Y. – June 26, 2012 – Ransomville Speedway’s third annual Battle at the Border Tuesday, July 3, pits American and Canadian 358-Modified drivers against one another for an international fray of epic proportions. This year’s Battle at the Border, presented by Waste Management, Labatt, and Gater Racing News, will be bigger and better than before, since, for the first time ever, it is also part of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. Chad Brachmann, the defending 2011 Mighty Taco 358-Modified champion …

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Billy Dunn captures DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Mohawk International Raceway

By Martin Bélanger HOGANSBURG, N. Y. – Thursday, June 21 2012 – The scorching hot weather didn`t bother Billy Dunn, who was strong all night long on Mohawk International‘s 4/10-mile circuit for the third event of the DIRTcar 358-Mdoified Series. Danny O’Brien and Billy Dunn were on the top row of the 30-car field that took the initial green in the 75-lap feature race. Dunn took an early lead on O’Brien and quickly reached slower cars as the feature had 8 laps in the books. O’Brien and Carey Terrance used …

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Todd Stone Charges to DIRTcar 358-Modified Win on Airborne Asphalt

Courtesy of Airborne Park Speedway PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – June 21, 2012 – Todd Stone’s strong season at Airborne Speedway got even better Wednesday after he survived a late charge from Pat McGrail to win the Della Motorsports 75-lap DIRTCar358-Modified Series event. Stone, of Middlebury, Vt.,drew the outside pole, powered into the lead, survived six restarts and held off McGrail in the closing laps. McGrail settled for second, three car-lengths ahead of third-place invader Keith Flach. Matt DeLorenzo and Airborne regular Greg Atkins rounded out the top five but were no …

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358-Modifieds at Mohawk International Raceway

Third round of DIRTcar 358-Modified Series set for June 21  AKWESASNE, N. Y. – June 15, 2012 – The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series dashes to the Mohawk International Raceway Thursday, June 21. The third round of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series promises 75 exciting laps as point leader Brett Hearn looks to advance his lead and 2011 series champion “the Doctor” Danny Johnson hopes to challenge it. Mohawk Racing Parks Pro Stock series and a full show for Sportsman, Mod Lites, and Bandits round out the racing action for a thrilling night at …

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DIRTcar 358-Modifieds Venturing to Airborne Park’s Asphalt

Frank Cozze, pictured above, will compete in the June 20 event   First-ever DIRTcar 358-Modified Asphalt Series kicks off June 20 PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — June 8, 2012 — DIRTcar 358-Modifieds take to asphalt at Airborne Park Speedway Wednesday, June 20, for a series opener featuring a unique racing style. “It’s different, you know. It’s exciting,” promoter Mike Perrotte said of the series, which involves the regulations similar to the original DIRTcar 358-Modified dirt track series, but with the added challenge of an asphalt surface. Perrotte started running 358-Modified races at …

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The “3’s” Take Center Stage on The Countdown to Induction Sunday at The Hall of Fame

Weedsport, New York – Jimmy Horton drove one, so did Chuck Akulis & Pete Corey too. Rene Charland was an ace in one and Gary Reddick drove one but added a “V”. Even Brett Hearn drove one for his “Buds”, and today Chad Brachmann continues to win with one, strapped to a small block at Ransomville and wherever the road takes him. Different era’s, different driving styles, one number. “3”.   This partial list shows the power of a singular number. In Nascar circles, “3” stands for just one man now. But, …

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Brett Hearn Holds Off Chad Brachmann to Capture DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Victory at Merrittville Speedway

By Dave Roberts   THOROLD, Ontario — Brett Hearn held off Chad Brachmann and captured a DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory Monday night at Merritville Speedway, winning for the seventh time overall this season.   Hearn, who finished second the night before in Cornwall, worked his way forward from his 10th-place starting position, surged to the lead on a lap-54 restart, then battled Brachmann to the finish.   “We had a pretty good car on both nights,” said Hearn, of Vernon, N.J. “Tonight’s car was just a little bit better.”   …

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Danny Johnson Holds Off Brett Hearn to Capture DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Opener at Cornwall Motor Speedway

By Martin Bélanger, Cornwall Motor Speedway PR Director   CORNWALL, Ontario – May 20, 2012 –Danny Johnson is dominating DIRTcar Racing this season. Johnson kicked off his bid to repeat as DIRTcar 358-Modified champion by charging to victory Sunday night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.   It marked the second big series victory this season for Johnson, who also won the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified opener in April at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He leads the Super DIRTcar Series into Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Sunday for the All Star Weekend …

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