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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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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Showcased At Len Sammons’ Motorsports ’09

Weedsport, NY — January 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The Len Sammons Productions’ Motorsports 2009 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey attracted thousands of automotive enthusiasts over the past weekend, January 16-17, with DIRTcar Racing Northeast showcased on the brink of launching its 34th season of operation trackside in February. Officials answered questions and discussed the upcoming season both Friday and Saturday with track promoters, sponsors, racers and fans alongside the familiar red Advance Auto Parts Series Support Trailer …

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Curtain Officially Drops On 33rd Season Of DIRTcar Racing In Northeast

Weedsport, NY — December 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Officially established during the nation’s Bicentennial, 2008 marked the 33rd successive year of operation for DIRTcar Racing with Billy Decker, Pete Bicknell, Chris Raabe, Pete Stefanski and Nathan Peckham crowned overall champions in the Northeast. Season-long Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and companion traveling tours for 358-Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Street Stock teams continued to lay the foundation for these five Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar titlists. Registered in the DIRTcar …

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Rudolph Teams With H&H Motorsports On Fridays At Ransomville Speedway In ‘09

Ransomville, NY — December 30, 2008 – By Tana Robinson, Ransomville Speedway PR & Marketing Director (raceransomville@aol.com) Considered to be one of the better asphalt short track racers in the Northeast, teenage phenom Erick Rudolph will be taking his talents on the DIRTcar Racing circuit as well for the 2009 season. Rudolph has teamed with H & H Motorsports for much of the 2009 Ransomville Speedway 358-Modified schedule. It will be Erick’s first time in a DIRTcar 358 Modified but considering how well the Ransomville, New York superstar has adapted …

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Troyer Race Cars Kicks Off 2009 With Saturday Seminars & Open House

Rochester, NY — December 27, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Troyer Race Cars continues full speed ahead in its 33rd year of operation and in just two more weeks the Rochester, New York-based car builder will kick off 2009 in fast fashion by providing a complimentary day of informative seminars and an ‘Open House’ on January 10. While the all-day affair scheduled at the familiar 4555 Lyell Road location on the southwest side of the Flower City is free to racers, those interested must still …

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Rookies Run Rampant On DIRTcar Northeast Circuit In 2008

Weedsport, NY — December 23, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Headed by Motorsports Safety Systems/G-FORCE Rookie of the Year award winners Larry Wight (Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified and 358-Modified), Dave Marcuccilli (Sportsman) and Bruno Cyr (Pro Stock), the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit boasted an influx of new talent during the 2008 season. Those same four divisions accounted for 77 first-time feature winners in 578 events, meaning after every eight races there was a new face for fans to see in victory lane during the …

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2008 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Point Profiles

Weedsports, NY — December 5, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Enjoying his last overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship in 1994, 53 year-old Pete Bicknell is the oldest driver ever to wear the coveted crown since the nationally recognized organization was established during the United States’ Bicentennial. He continued an unlikely trend among champions, for the third straight year clinching the title without making a trip to victory lane, although the seasoned Small-Block veteran from St. Catharines, Ontario produced seven top-10 feature finishes and …

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From Syracuse to Florida, Dirt Modified Magazine Has The Northeast Covered

Weedsport, NY — November 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Just in time for the holidays, the next issue of Dirt Modified Magazine is sure to be a cure for the winter time doldrums with plenty of coverage provided from DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast. The January edition of Dirt Modified Magazine goes on sale December 12 and features in it three exclusive stories on DIRTcar Big-Block racing, including a review of Super DIRT Week XXXVII in Syracuse, New York and an historical account of …

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