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2010 Rolling Wheels Schedule Released

Weedsport, NY — Weedsport, NY – Ask and you shall receive!! In 2010, Rolling Wheels Raceway will open its doors with 10 times the ACTION in years past, as DIRTcar NorthEast headed up by General Manager Cory Reed dedicate their efforts into rebuilding events and attractions to the famed Elbridge, NY track. “We are excited about the schedule we have put together,” replied Reed. “It’s aggressive and has something for everyone. With roofs or with wings, with fenders or without, they will be featured at the Fast Track in 2010.” …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Classes Of ’09 Flourish

Weedsport, NY — December 10, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With Motorsports Safety Systems/G-FORCE Rookie of the Year award winners Rich Scagliotta (Big-Block Modified), Jeremy Wilder (358-Modified), Robert Humphreys (Sportsman) and Harvey Arquette Jr. (Pro Stock) making their way under the spotlight in the annual ‘Night of Champions’ celebration, plenty of fresh faces were found in victory lane as the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit completed its 34th straight season of operation in 2009. Those same four touring divisions accounted for 60 first-time feature winners in …

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Gage Morin: Born Into The Motorsports Mainstream

Belleville, ONT — December 6, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications Cut him and his blood flows red, just like everyone else – but racing is in Gage Morin’s veins. The 17 year-old from St. Andrews West, Ontario was born into one of the best known motorsports families in south eastern Ontario, so there is no denying his natural connection to the sport. His grandfather, Ron Morin has owned and operated Cornwall Motor Speedway since 1980. His aunt Carol has been the track’s manager for the past 22 …

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2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Point Leaders

Weedsport, NY — December 3, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The concept that consistency wins championships was reinforced once more by 2009 overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Champion Dale Planck as he surfaced as the fourth straight driver to finish up without a tour win. Placing 14th last year on the 358-Mod champ trail, Planck’s previous best finishes were 3rd in 2005 & 4th in ’03, the same year he scored two series wins. In his 10 tour starts this year, the …

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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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