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34th Season Of DIRTcar Racing Gaining Speed At Northeast Tracks

Weedsport, NY — April 14, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director 2009 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 34th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-five tracks now carry full membership while more than a dozen ovals in the region maintain associate status as hosts for either Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour or specially approved events scheduled during the upcoming summer months. Big-Block Modifieds already made their annual debut in February during the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia …

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O’Brien Leads Way To ’09 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Opener At Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Jim Clarke Photo With his latest bid for a first-ever overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship thwarted by inclement weather at Can-Am Motorsports Park on two occasions last season, the sun was shining on top title contender Danny O’Brien all winter as he locked up a new sponsorship package. Now steering the Kendrick Racing no. 7star Global Warranty/Bicknell ride, the second-generation standout from Kingston, Ontario will get another chance to shrug off …

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Kingston Contingent Ready to Tackle DIRTcar 358 Tour Opener

Belleville, ONT — April 6, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications An age-old saying states there is strength in numbers. A group of Small-Block Modified stock car drivers from Kingston, Ontario hope it’s true as the Mr. DIRTcar tour kicks-off the 2009 season Saturday, April 18 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, New York. As many as a half-dozen runners from the Limestone City are expected to make the trek across the twin spans of the 1000 Islands bridge as the series makes an early season start at …

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DIRTcar Download: DIRTcar Racing Action Amps Up In April

Concord,NC — DIRTcar Download is your source for everything in DIRTcar Racing. Throughout the season, you’ll find weekly news, notes and track and driver spotlights from across DIRTcar Racing’s regions. DIRTcar Racing Western Region: Driver Spotlight – Anthony Madrid: Dirt racing fans in the Southwest are used to hearing the name Anthony Madrid announced in Victory Lane at the end of the night – after UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified features. In 2008 fans often saw Madrid climbing out of his open-wheel No. 5m machine waving a checkered flag at the …

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Super DIRT Week XXXVIII 358-Modified Qualifying Schedule Kicks Off In April

Weedsport, NY — March 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Kicking off in April, the schedule of qualifying races leading up to the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 10 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII in Syracuse, New York has been set with 19 tracks currently hosting over 60 events in 2009. The present-day format guarantees that automatic starting berths for the headline “Salute To The Troops” 150 will be earned by drivers competing only in DIRTcar-sanctioned events, while time trials on the Syracuse Mile …

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Mr. DIRTcar Bonus Points On The Line For CNY 358-Modified Contenders

Weedsport, NY — March 17, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Central New York Modified teams competing in the Small-Block class to earn valuable points towards the overall DIRTcar crown will no longer have to travel. At least on the weekend from their customary home track. Beginning with the 2009 season-openers, sister tracks Brewerton Speedway (April 17) and Fulton Speedway (April 25), and Cayuga County Fair Speedway (April 19) will be offering home track bonus points towards the coveted Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified …

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DIRTcar Download: March ‘Madness’ Moves In Across The Nation

Concord, NC — DIRTcar Download is your source for everything in DIRTcar Racing. Throughout the season, you’ll find weekly news, notes and track and driver spotlights from across DIRTcar Racing’s regions. Track Spotlight: Clarksville Speedway Gearing Up For Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic To most, a fresh-painted toilet bowl may not be considered a prized possession. That will undoubtedly change for one DIRTcar Late Model driver next week. The fifth annual ‘Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic’ is set to take place at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on March 13-14. In its short history, …

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DIRTcar Download: Marching Into the Madness

Concord, NC — DIRTcar Download is your source for everything in DIRTcar Racing. Throughout the season, you’ll find weekly news, notes and track and driver spotlights from across DIRTcar Racing’s regions. Track Spotlight: Southern New Mexico Speedway Melts March With DIRTcar Modified Action UMP DIRTcar Modified action already kicked off this month in warm Florida, and now it’s time for the division to get rolling for 2009 in the DIRTcar Western Region. The DIRTcar Winter Meltdown on March 5-8 at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., gives drivers …

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DIRTcar Download: Marching Into the Madness

Barberville, FL — DIRTcar Download is your source for everything in DIRTcar Racing. Throughout the season, you’ll find weekly news, notes and track and driver spotlights from across DIRTcar Racing’s regions. DIRTcar West Driver Spotlight: Chris Shannon – 2008 DIRTcar Western Allstars Late Model Series Champion Chris Shannon might not be a household name to many, but the 2008 DIRTcar Western Allstars Late Model Series champion is undoubtedly on the path to gain a reputation as one of the better DIRTcar Late Model drivers in the country. Shannon, who hails …

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‘Pocket Rocket’ Parlays One-Time Ride into Big-Time Opportunity

Belleville, ONT — February 6, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications What started out as a one-shot deal with a group of guys he’d never met, in a car he’d never seen, has turned into a full-time sponsorship program for Kingston, Ontario DIRTcar 358-Modified driver Danny O’Brien. When the 2009 racing season opens, the multi-time Brockville Ontario Speedway track champion, runner-up on the Mr. DIRTcar championship trail in 2007 and ‘08, will fly the Global Warranty banner in a program put together by Kendrick Racing. “Everything started with …

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World Racing Group Announces VP Racing Fuels

Concord,NC — Jan. 30, 2009 — World Racing Group announced today that VP Racing Fuels has signed a multiyear agreement to be the Official Racing Fuel of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, all 12 divisions of DIRTcar Racing and UMP DIRTcar Racing along with a number of regional touring series that fall under the DIRTcar banner. In the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region, the only fuels allowed in the Big Block Modified and 358-Modified …

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Bobby Herrington Races Back To The Books Preparing For ’09 Openers

Belleville, ONT — January 30, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications Bobby Herrington has a thirst for knowledge. As the shrink-wrap comes off 2009 calendars, the Elginburg, Ontario teen – a 12th grade student at Sydenham High School – is pouring through notebooks and journals. The 3rd year DIRTcar 358-Modified racer is making a list of words that will help define the renewed sense of optimism that he hopes to bring to his racing program in the new season. “It’s no secret, as a team, we struggled in …

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DIRTcar Download: February Means Florida Fun

DIRTcar Download is your source for everything in DIRTcar Racing. Throughout the season, you’ll find weekly news, notes, and track and driver spotlights from across DIRTcar Racing’s regions. Driver Spotlight: JEFF LEKA, 2008 UMP DIRTcar Modified National Champion Jeff Leka finished 2008 as the UMP DIRTcar Modified National Champion. He’s hoping to start ’09 as the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH titlist. A native of Buffalo, Ill., Leka is taking aim at his first Florida championship to kick start his drive for another UMP DIRTcar Modified crown. “One of my …

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Minor Rule Adjustments Made To DIRTcar Northeast Touring Classes In 2009

Weedsport, NY — January 26, 2009 – Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Racing Northeast officials have agreed to the following rule implementations involving its major touring divisions during the 2009 race season, effective immediately. 2008 rules will remain unchanged in 2009 for the DIRTcar Big-Block and 358-Modified classes while the following updates have been incorporated into the DIRTcar Sportsman class for the upcoming season: 1. Shocks: A shock rule is currently being developed with enforcement scheduled to begin in 2010. Only shocks up to $150 MSRP will …

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