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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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Decker Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Xtreme Lubricants 75’ Friday At Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY — September 25, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Bill Moore Sr. Photo The Decker Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Xtreme Lubricants 75’ Friday At Rolling Wheelsfor reigning Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Champion Billy Decker as he captured his second 358-Modified Series win in two weeks. Decker won the ‘GMCI Express 150’ at Autodrome Granby on Sept. 13 then finished dead-last the next weekend in ‘Race Mania 5’ at Autodrome Drummond, before leading all but the initial circuit to dominate the Xtreme …

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BOS Weekend Lap Sponsorship Available

Brockville, ONT — September 21, 2009 – By Steve Young, Brockville PR Director It’s less than one month until the first-ever DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals takes place at Brockville Ontario Speedway. The ‘Beast of the East’ will close out it’s 40th Anniversary season October 17-18, 2009 with the first of its kind event featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series finales for the 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes along with an open 360 Sprint car event and Street Stock invitational. Lap sponsorship packages are now being offered …

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Phelps Hangs On For $10,000 358-Modified Series Win On Canadian Soil

Drummondville, QUE — September 19, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director It took Jimmy Phelps 21 extra laps yet it was well worth the wait as he surged ahead of Brett Hearn by a car-length under the checkered flag Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond to capture the biggest victory of his career, worth a whopping $10,000 in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘Dream Weekend Race Mania 5’ title race. It was also one of the best Small-Block series showings for Team …

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Rudolph Racing Files Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Entry

Wilson, NY — September 15, 2009 – By Dave Roberts, Rudolph Racing PR, DRobe72459@aol.com After shocking Super DIRT Week race fans with a commanding victory in last season’s 30-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Championship feature, teenage racing phenom Erick Rudolph will make a return to the New York State Fairgrounds in October during Super DIRT Week XXXVIII, Oct. 7-11, piloting the H & H Motorsports Troyer-built chassis and attempt to qualify for the Syracuse 150 for DIRTcar 358-Modifieds. Race rookie Rudolph stunned the Syracuse world last season when he won the Mr. …

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Pat O’Brien New Boss In Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Show At BOS

Brockville, ONT — September 12, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Move over younger brother, make room for the most experienced driver in the all so familiar O’Brien racing clan from Kingston, Ontario. In a reversal of fortune on Saturday night, Pat O’Brien added just his second win of the season at Brockville Ontario Speedway while recently crowned BOS 358-Modified points champion Danny O’Brien fell two spots shy of collecting his ninth victory in the headline ‘Jack May Pontiac-Buick 100’ Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event …

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Pat O’Brien Wins Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Series 100 At Mohawk Int’l Raceway

Akwesasne, NY — September 11, 2009 – By Bill Smith, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Pat O’Brien made his triumphant return to Mohawk International Raceway (MIR), charging to the lead on lap 88 and holding off the late race charges of Dale Planck to win the A&M Beverage & Tarbell Management Group (Bear’s Den, Eastern Door, Western Door, Jen Tobacco) 100. This was O’Brien’s first win of the 2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series and his first win at MIR in several seasons. Planck, after starting in the last row …

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