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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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Erick Rudolph Scores 358 Modified Series Win with Late Race Pass at Brockville

Erick Rudolph

Chris Raabe Crowned 358 Modified Series Champion by Clayton Johns BROCKVILLE, Ont. — Oct. 14, 2016 – Erick Rudolph took the lead from Carey Terrance with four laps remaining to earn his fourth DIRTcar 358 Modified Series victory of the season at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s 1000 Islands RV Centre Northeast Fall Nationals on Friday night. Rudolph started 17th for the 100-lap main event and methodically moved his way forward before settling into second on lap 87 and challenging Terrance for the point before leading the final four laps for the …

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Decker Soars to Hurricane 100 Triumph at Brewerton

Decker Soars to Hurricane 100 Triumph at Brewerton Holds Off Susice To Win Thrilling Hurricane 100 CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2016 – Billy Decker led more than 75 laps in front of an excellent Brewerton Speedway crowd Thursday night to win the 24th Annual Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Hurricane 100 presented by SUNY Canton Racing during the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. The win was the first of Decker’s career at Brewerton on the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series tour. It did not come easy, but …

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Rudolph Shines Bright at Weedsport

Rudolph Shines Bright at Weedsport; Root Brothers hold ground to finish on podium WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Oct. 5, 2016 – Erick Rudolph and Todd Root kicked-off the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week with victories Wednesday night in the 358-Modified and Sportsman class at Weedsport Speedway. The speedway’s Super DIRT Week Kick Off Party attracted more than 100 drivers between the two DIRTcar Racing divisions to the 3/8-mile oval. Rudolph jump-started his NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week with a dominant win in DIRTcar 358 Modified Series racing. Rudolph took …

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David Hebert completes a perfect DIRTcar 358 Series weekend with a superb win at Drummond

David Hebert completes a perfect DIRTcar 358 Series weekend with a superb win at Drummond By Martin Bélanger Drummondville, Que. – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 –DIRTcar Correspondent – It was ‘’Win, sleep, repeat’’ for David Hebert as he led the entire feature and captured a second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race in a row. ‘’The car was great again tonight, I can’t thank my team enough,’’ mentioned an ecstatic Hebert in the winner’s circle. ‘’Some rubber was laid down the track and I had to play conservative a bit in the …

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Billy Dunn Dominates DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Race at Mohawk

Billy Dunn Dominates DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Race at Mohawk By Martin Belanger
 Hogansburg, N.Y. – Sept. 16, 2016 – Billy Dunn current and five time Mohawk track champion showed everyone why he is the man to beat at MIR as he dominated the St.Lawrence Radiology 75 event. ‘’The car was great and has been solid all year long.’’ stated Dunn in the winner circle. ‘’We usually run the #23 car here but our #9 car has been good and we are looking forward to run during DIRT week satellite shows’’ …

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Local 358-Modified Star Gage Morin Captures Cornwall

by Martin Bélanger CORNWALL, Ont – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Local star Gage Morin captured the biggest event of the year at his home track. The driver of the #16 machine took the lead on lap 13 and repeated the feature from 2015 by winning the DIRTcar 358-Modified series event at Cornwall. “I have a great car, but this race was nerve racking. 125 laps is a long race, and I am tired,” proclaimed Morin after resisting numerous charges from runner up Chris Raabe. “I can’t thank my crew …

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All-New World Short Track Championships Takes Center Stage at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 3, 2016 — The World Short Track Championships, an all-new, three-day event featuring the best weekly racers from throughout the United States, was announced today by DIRTcar Racing. The event, hosted at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.), Thursday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, will put on the center stage nine divisions in pursuit of a purse in excess of $120,000 The mega event takes place the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, creating two-weeks of can’t miss, …

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Memorial Day Victory for Erick Rudolph at Ransomville

By Joe Grabianowski RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. – May 30, 2016 – Erick Rudolph battled a stout field of twenty-eight DIRTcar 358-Modifieds for a 75 lap Memorial Day special at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway on Monday to take home his second series win of the season. Rudolph chased down ‘Mr. Small Block’ himself Pete Bicknell for a lap 35 pass. Rudolph crossed the line .02 seconds ahead of Bicknell when the No. 678 car of John Smith came to a stop on the track bringing out the caution. From there Rudolph used the …

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Busy Weekend Ahead for DIRTcar 358-Modifieds as Races Roll at Brockville, Ransomville

Central region takes on Brockville on Saturday as Western and tour schedule event at Ransomville rolls on Monday WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – May 27, 2016 – The DIRTcar 358-Modifieds have a busy weekend ahead as the Central and Western regions host events and the second scheduled tour event takes place at the ‘Big R,’ Ransomville Speedway on Memorial Day. Brockville Ontario Speedway kicks off the weekend’s events with Ogilvies Round 1 on Saturday. The 358-Modifieds take on the track for the first of three trips for the Central Region this season. …

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Jimmy Phelps takes Bud Light 125 at Weedsport – Bernard Series Champion

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Oct. 24, 2015 – Jimmy Phelps, coming off a 358 Modified victory in the Salute to the Troops 150 during NAPA Super DIRT Week at the Syracuse Fairgrounds, was back for more Friday at Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Last Call at the Port’ Bud Light 125. Phelps prevailed in a stop-and-start grueling affair that lasted over and hour and required 16 cautions and a red flag. Along the way, he turned many a contested lap racing with Larry Wight, Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward and 358-Modified Series title contender Chris …

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358 Modified Series title on the line at Weedsport

The 2015 DIRTcar NE 358 Modified Series championship will be decided Friday, October 23 at Weedsport Speedway – the opening night of its ‘Last Call at the Port’ three-day spectacular that closes out the region’s racing season. Chris Raabe of Napanee, ON, David Hebert of St. Damase, QC and Steve Bernard of Granby, QC enter the 125 lap, $7,500-to-win race separated by only nine points. Raabe is the current point leader – three points ahead of Hebert, the 2015 358 Modified Mr. DIRTCar winner. Raabe came on strong for a …

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Danny Johnson wins 358 Modified Series Hurricane 100 at Brewerton

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Oct. 8, 2015 – Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., had a simple description for the performance of the car he steered to a convincing victory in Thursday night’s SUNY-Canton Hurricane 100 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series event at Brewerton Speedway. “On rails,” the 55-year-old Johnson said when asked about his Bicknell machine owned by Chris Gennarelli. “It just felt like it was on rails.” Johnson was effectively in a league of his own as he rolled to a $5,000 triumph that marked his second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series score in …

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Raabe survives Morin’s late bid for 358-Modified Mohawk checkers

1st DIRTcar 358 Modified Series win for Ontario driver HOGANSBURG, NY – September 18, 2015 – Chris Raabe of Napanee, ON, won the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Frenchie’s Chevrolet 75 by a car-length over fast-closing Gage Morin at Mohawk International Raceway Friday. The victory was the first of Raabe’s 358 Modified Series career. After starting on the pole and leading the first 16 laps, Raabe was overtaken by Billy Dunn, who set fast time in qualifying. He regained the lead for keeps on lap 47 when Dunn’s engine came apart. …

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