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DIRTcar Shock Absorber Decal Program Builds Momentum

Weedsport, NY — November 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director In preparation for the start of the upcoming DIRTcar Racing season in the Northeast Sportsman and Pro Stock teams continue ongoing preparations for the 2010 season. In the midst of those is preparing for DIRTcar’s new Shock Absorber decal program. As a part of the program several manufacturer’s have submitted shock absorbers for participation, including AFCO www.afcoracing.com; Genesis www.genesisshocks.com; Bilstein www.bilstein.com and Pro Shock www.proshocks.com. Whether purchased new or using inventory from previous seasons, every …

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Dates Announced In 2010 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series

Weedsport, NY — November 30, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series PR Director A trio of high-paying 150-lappers for Small-Block point chasers highlights the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series currently locked into place for the 2010 race season. Back-to-back blockbuster shows at autodromes Granby and Drummond in September not only offer each winner a $10,000 top prize, a $5,000 bonus will be tacked on for any driver able to sweep the weekend DIRTcar doubleheader in Quebec. Returning stateside, the traditional Super DIRT Week spectacular …

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New Ownership At Can-Am To Continue Racing Under DIRTcar Umbrella

LaFargeville, NY — November 25, 2009 – By Craig Revelle, Finish Line Web Design Just days after announcing his plans to purchase Can-Am Motorsports Park from the Caprara family, new owner Tiger Chapman, a businessman from the Rochester, New York area, has made it clear that 2010 will be a great season at the track. Consistent rules, lower concession prices and an emphasis on filling the stands on a weekly basis are just a few items that Chapman will look to address as the new season approaches. “We had talked …

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DIRTcar NE Officials Meet Friday At Turning Stone Resort

Verona, NY — November 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Member track officials from the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region assembled on November 13 to set in motion their annual Promoters’ Meetings as part of the year-end awards ceremonies with Friday festivities held at the Shenendoah Golf Club at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The hotel’s Adirondack Room was filled to capacity with nearly every DIRTcar NE-sanctioned track accounted for along with a host of World Racing Group officials and DIRTcar Racing Northeast staff members. …

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Clair Wins BOS Battle, Planck Wins Points War In Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Ranks

Brockville, ONT — October 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Rick Young Photo Sunday was a day of firsts on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit as Dale Planck clinched his first-ever Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship following the inaugural DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals staged over the weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway. And in a fitting ending when the first time an overall Mr. DIRTcar champion was crowned on Canadian soil, Frenchman Mario Clair scored a victory in the 100-lap Small-Block finale to …

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Pat O’Brien Top 358-Modified Time Trialer In BOS NE Fall Nationals

Brockville, ONT — October 17, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Multi-time track champion Pat O’Brien topped a solid field of 43 racers to advance to the pre-race re-draw for Sunday’s inaugural DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals 100 at Brockville Ontario Speedway. The four-time overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified champion from Kingston, Ontario with three DIRTcar point titles at the BOS toured the moist 3/8-miler in a time of 14.290 sec. (94.472 mph) before returning trackside to claim the fourth and final qualifying heat …

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Two More Mr. DIRTcar Champions Crowned At Inaugural BOS Weekend

Weedsport, NY — October 14, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director One down three to go. When the inaugural DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway, two more overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champions will be recognized with just one more determined next weekend. Big-Block specialist Brett Hearn sealed the deal Sunday in the Super DIRT Week showdown on the Syracuse Mile while season-long point chasers will drive away from Brockville this weekend clinging to a pair of coveted titles earned in the …

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Williamson, Williams & Henry Score SDW ‘Futures’ Race Victories On Mile

Syracuse, NY – October 8, 2009 – By Kevin Kovac, DIRTcar Racing PR Teenagers Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ont., and Neal Williams of Pittsgrove, N.J., joined 35-year-old open-wheel upstart James Henry of Niagara Falls, N.Y., as winners in the ‘Futures’ feature events that were part of Thursday’s Super DIRT Week XXXVIII action at the Syracuse Mile. Williamson took top honors in the 15-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Futures’ race, while Williams and Henry scored victories in the twin 15-lap DIRTcar Sportsman affairs that were necessitated by the division’s huge field of …

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Decker Defends Syracuse SDW Small-Block Title

Syracuse, NY — October 10, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Reigning Mr. DIRTcar Champion Billy Decker matched his Super DIRT Week success in a Big-Block on Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds by scoring the fourth victory of his career in the headline 30th Annual ‘Salute To The Troops’ 150 Championship for 358-Modifieds. Already a four-time titlist in the Rite Aid 200 for Big-Blocks, Decker inherited the lead when Frenchman Martin Roy made his pit stop with 99 laps posted on the scoreboard, …

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Big-Block Stars Hearn & Decker SDW 358-Modified Top time Trialers

Syracuse, NY – October 8, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With a half-century of oval-track experience between them, DIRTcar Modified stars Brett Hearn and Billy Decker put their knowledge of the Syracuse Mile to good use on Thursday as they posted the two best times to earn front starting positions in Saturday’s ‘Salute To the Troops’ 358-Modified Championship at the New York State Fairgrounds. The qualifying results were all too familiar for Hearn, a four-time winner of the annual Small-Block showdown in the Salt City …

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McCreadie Gives Four Star Redemption With Brewerton 358-Mod Series Win

Brewerton, NY — October 8, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Three weeks ago Vinny Salerno’s Four Star Racing Team suffered a major setback as it lost two Big-Block Modified cars and thousands of dollars in equipment following a major theft during the annual Super DIRTcar Series tour of Quebec. Thursday night the team got a reprieve of sorts when nationally acclaimed talent Tim McCreadie buckled in behind the wheel of the no. 4* Keizer Aluminum Wheels-Four Star Transmissions/TEO mount and dusted the field in the …

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Can-Am Loses Series Shows For 2nd Straight Year During Super DIRT Week

LaFargeville, NY — October 7, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director For the third time in the past three years, rain forced track and series officials to cancel the October 7 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship event at Can-Am Motorsports Park. Yet unlike last October when Mother Nature provided no other option but to pull the plug on the ‘Nasty Track of the North,’ the event will not be rescheduled. Also scheduled to be in action Wednesday was a Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman …

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Super DIRT Week Northeast’s Crown Jewel Event

Weedsport, NY — October 3, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director WHAT The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action for its 2009 Big-Block Modified finale as part of the 38th edition of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. Five straight days of trackside activity —including DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock racing— on the Syracuse Mile culminate Sunday, October 11, with the Rite Aid 200 Presented By Ferris & Snapper Mowers boasting a first-place cash prize of $50,000 to the winner. A rain …

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2009 Mr. DIRTcar Champions Crowned In October

Weedsport, NY — September 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Racing’s 34th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast is heading down the homestretch as teams strap down for the final bill of high-paying extra-distance Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series races in October. Nine race dates highlight the last month of the season on the DIRTcar NE circuit, including more than a dozen marquee events shared between the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock touring classes. The ‘Rite Aid 200 Presented By …

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