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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 10

Weedsport, NY — May 11, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Unseasonably cool and wet weather conditions plagued many Northeastern tracks during Mother’s Day Weekend, although those racers able to hit just a handful of shows gained an early season advantage in the DIRTcar Regional point chases. With Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail action picking up in two more weeks, Billy Decker leads the Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series standings through a pair of 100-lap events while Steve Gray tops the Sportsman chart with …

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2010 358-Modified Competitor Notes – Merrittville Speedway

Weedsport, NY — 2010 Competitor Notes Merrittville Speedway Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Event #1 DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts: Gary Spaid 585-734-5959 aces2@frontiernet.net Bob Dini 917-939-5417 bdini@dirtcar.com Tom Skibinski 585-350-8997 tskibinski@dirtcar.com John Nelson 716-907-1905 leftturnjohnny@verizon.net Joe Skotnicki 704-796-4566 jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Merrittville Speedway: Erica Bicknell 905-892-8266 ebicknell@cogeco.net Event Schedule: Monday, May 24th – Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – 100-laps General Daily Schedule: 2:00 pm – Gates will be open for parking and pre-event inspection 3:30 pm – Everyone leave pits. 4:00 pm – Pits open, Inspection Begins (Draw Begins) 5:30 pm – …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 3

Weedsport, NY — May 4, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director With Northeast tour action resuming at the end of the month, Big-Block stalwart Billy Decker from Unadilla, N.Y. and Sportsman standout Steve Gray from Middlesex, N.Y. remain atop the point charts in their bid for the respective overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship. Decker holds a slim one-point advantage ahead of Florida DIRTcar Nationals Champion Matt Sheppard with round three scheduled at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on May 30. Gray captured the lone champ …

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May DIRTcar NE Championship Series Schedule

Weedsport, NY — May 2, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director May marks the third month of Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series competition in 2010 with all the action saved for the final week in three of the Northeast’s top touring divisions. The opening round of the Pro Stock Series is scheduled during a special visit to Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway in a big 50-lapper on Sun., May 23, while Small-Block stars cross the border on Victoria Day for the lead-off 358-Modified Series …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: April 26

Weedsport, NY — April 27, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director Big-Block star Billy Decker from Unadilla, N.Y. and open-wheel veteran Steve Gray from Middlesex, N.Y. are miles apart when it comes to post-season awards, yet each occupies the same position after points are tabulated in the early season chase for overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar supremacy. Two-time Mr. DIRTcar Modified champion Decker clings to a narrow one point lead over ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard through two Super DIRTcar Series events while Gray, whose only season …

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Can-Am Motorsports Park – Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series – LaFargeville, NY – Results – 4/16/10

April 16, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener scheduled at Can-Am Speedway & Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 17 has been cancelled due to rain. Also highlighting the Can-Am agenda tomorrow was round two on the Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman champ trail. While the 358-Modified event will not be rescheduled, the Sportsman tour stop is now the $2,000-to-win SUNY Canton Championship slated for Wed., Oct. 6 during Super DIRT Week. The 2010 Mr. DIRTcar …

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Rain Washes Out Saturday Series Show At Can-Am

LaFargeville, NY — April 16, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener scheduled at Can-Am Speedway & Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 17 has been cancelled due to rain. Also highlighting the Can-Am agenda tomorrow was round two on the Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman champ trail. While the 358-Modified event will not be rescheduled, the Sportsman tour stop is now the $2,000-to-win SUNY Canton Championship slated for Wed., Oct. 6 during Super DIRT Week. The …

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2010 358-Modified Competitor Notes – Can-Am Motorsports Park

Weedsport, NY — 2010 Competitor Notes Can-Am Motorsport Park Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Event #1 DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts: Gary Spaid 585-734-5959 aces2@frontiernet.net Bob Dini 917-939-5417 bdini@dirtcar.com Tom Skibinski 585-350-8997 tskibinski@dirtcar.com John Nelson 716-907-1905 leftturnjohnny@verizon.net Joe Skotnicki 704-796-4566 jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Can Am Motorsport Park: Chip Burdick 315-778-3407 chip_burdick@yahoo.com Event Schedule:; Saturday, April 17th – Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – 75-laps General Daily Schedule: 12:00 pm (noon) — Pit Gates Open, Transporter Parking, Teams Enter 12:30 pm – Inspection Begins (Draw Begins) 3:00 pm – MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting – Mr. …

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Can-Am Kicks Off Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Champ Trail

Weedsport, NY — April 13, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener just days away, the title remains up for grabs. And the final outcome is expected to stay that way throughout the entire season as top teams contend for the DIRTcar Small-Block division’s highest honor. Defending overall points champion Dale Planck will be in contention. So will 2009 runner-up Pete Bicknell, 4th-place finisher Danny O’Brien and favorite Frenchman Mario Clair, who rounded out …

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Raabe Opens Sportsman Series Title Defense Saturday At Black Rock

Weedsport, NY — April 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Only Russ Hefti has got it done in the past following the Sportsman trail while legendary drivers Brett Hearn, Jack Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Will Cagle and Danny Johnson have each pulled off the feat in Big-Block/Small-Block Modified racing over the last four decades. And that is to earn Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in consecutive years of open-wheel racing on the Northeastern circuit. While Western New York full-fender standout Pete Stefanski …

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DIRTcar 358 Racers Ready To Rack Up Hometrack Points

Weedsport, NY — April 6, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director New York 358-Modified teams competing in the Small-Block class to earn valuable bonus points towards the coveted Mr. DIRTcar crown will no longer have to travel, at least on the weekend from their customary home track. Beginning with the 2010 season-openers, sister tracks Brewerton Speedway (April 16) and Fulton Speedway (April 10), Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (April 23) and Cayuga County Fair Speedway (April 18) will not only be awarding Big-Block home track bonus points, …

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April Features Fist Full Of Series Specials On Northeast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the Super DIRTcar Series officially kicking off the Big-Block Modified schedule in March, three more divisions get underway in April as competition towards the crowning of overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions in 2010 swings into full gear. Three tracks play host to five events involving all four touring classes. Big-Block title contenders return to action on April 10 when Fulton Speedway stages the ‘VP Racing Fuels Spring Fever 100’ to lead …

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MSS Backs Strong Rookie Program In 2010

Weedsport, NY — March 26, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Motorsports Safety Systems (MSS) and G-FORCE safety gear join forces once again to recognize leading rookie drivers in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s class of 2010. The new decade of speedway marks the fourth consecutive season of direct involvement by MSS, continuing its partnership as the official sponsor of the DIRTcar NE Rookie of the Year program. Top DIRTcar NE rookies will once again be honored at the annual ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet, with the season-ending event …

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DIRTcar NE Driver Mark Smoke Passes Away

Akwesasne, NY — DIRTcar 358-Modified racer Mark Smoke, 38, of 963 State Route 37 in Akwesasne, tragically passed away on Sunday morning, March 21, 2010, following a car accident. Driver of the #9 Small-Block entry in the 358-Modified Series at hometrack Mohawk International Raceway and Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., Smoke scored his lone DIRTcar 358 feature win at Can-Am on June 21, 2008. A regular follower of the Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail in recent years, he finished 6th in the overall point standings in 2008 after placing 8th …

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