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‘Mr. Small-Block’ Pete Bicknell Last Veteran Riding Mr. DIRTcar Train

Weedsport, NY — October 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The 2008 Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series point chases come to a close this weekend with the final three titlists determined in 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and UMP Street Stock competition. Two of the five point battles concluded last weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway with Billy Decker capturing his second career championship in the Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified ranks and Pete Stefanski establishing a new standard in DIRTcar Racing NorthEast by claiming an …

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2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Track Champs Honored At Turning Stone

Weedsport, NY — October 21, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The regular season around the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit is over and the weekly track point champions have been declared. All track champions in DIRTcar NEs five major touring divisions will be recognized for their crowning achievements during the 33rd annual DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions,’ November 15, at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. In the Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified division the following drivers have been declared DIRTcar track …

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Hearn Looks In Mirror For 11th OCFS Eastern States 358 Championship

Middletown,NY — October 18, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Anyone attending Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway one year ago may have experienced deja-vu all over again on Saturday afternoon as Brett Hearn won his second straight Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship in almost identical fashion. Last October the Sussex, New Jersey star started fourth and took the lead on lap nine en route to a convincing victory. Yesterday, Hearn began inside row two and blasted by pole-sitter Jerry Higbie on a lap eight …

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Eastern States 100 358-Modified Line-Up Nearly Complete After Heats

Middletown, NY — October 17, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director On the heels of WLR Construction Time Trials on Friday afternoon at Orange County Fair Speedway, six qualifying heats added 30 more drivers to the starting grid for Saturday’s 32nd Annual Eastern States 358-Modified Championship. The eight-lap preliminary events were dominated by front row starters as drivers beginning on the point won the final four qualifiers while those on the outside-pole claimed the opening two heats. Recently crowned Orange County Big-Block Modified points king David …

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Higbie Claims 2nd Pole For Eastern States 358-Modified Championship

Middletown, NY — October 17, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Jerry Higbie followed up his season championship points performance on Friday afternoon, besting a quality field of 67 drivers to earn pole-position for the 100-lap 358-Modified Championship scheduled for Saturday of Eastern States Weekend at the Orange County Fair Speedway. Higbie set fast time in WLR Construction Small-Block qualifying by touring the 5/8-mile ‘Hard Clay’ in a time of 21.264 sec. for a one lap average speed of 105.813 mph. “We came here and after …

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Hoosier Tire Selections Confirmed For ’08 OCFS Eastern States Weekend

Weedsport, NY — October 14, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director DIRTcar Racing teams planning to attend the 47th Annual Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway will need to bring along an assortment of tire compounds for the October 17-19 event. Big-Block Modified and 358-Modified entries will be allowed to use DIRT Soft (D300), Hard (D400) or Extra (D500) throughout all warm-up sessions and qualifying events, although DIRT Hard (D400) or DIRT Xtra (D500) only will be mandatory on the rear come feature time. …

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Decker Survives Coffey Break For 3rd ‘Salute To The Troops’ 358-Mod Win

Syracuse, NY — October 11, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Already a four-time titlist in the Big-Block portion of Super DIRT Week, track record-holder Billy Decker survived a race-long battle with Vic Coffey to capture a coveted third trophy in the 29th Annual ‘Salute To The Troops’ 150 Championship for 358-Modifieds on Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds. Racking up a DIRTcar best 22 Big-Block Modified feature wins in 2008, Decker’s lone victory in the sister Small-Block class was the biggest on the …

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Rauscher, Lampman, Bowman & Middleton Back To Futures In Syracuse

Syracuse, NY — Syracuse, NY – October 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The third day of activity at the New York State Fairgrounds during Super DIRT Week XXXVII closed out under the lights and for the second straight year ‘Futures’ events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and UMP Pro Stock classes were part of the Thursday program. Every competitor was in search of valuable track time on the storied Syracuse Mile and when the final checkered flag dropped at dusk, 75 future stars …

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Coffey & Clair Share ‘Salute To the Troops’ 358 SDW Championship Front Row

Syracuse, NY — Syracuse, NY – October 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The 2008 edition of the ‘Salute To the Troops’ 358-Modified Championship will feature an internationally acclaimed front row as Western New Yorker Vic Coffey and Frenchman Mario Clair will share the top two positions when Saturday’s Super DIRT Week Small-Block finale at the New York State Fairgrounds gets the first green flag. Coffey, the defending Rite Aid 200 Big-Block Modified Champion on the Syracuse Mile, pocketed $1,000 for winning the Troyer Race …

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Hearn Hot On Cool Night To Win Wheels’ Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Main

Elbridge, NY — October 10, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Brett Hearn continued to rule the DIRTcar kingdom Friday as the Sussex, New Jersey star captured his third checkered flag of the day by dominating the Super DIRT Week special at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Hearn collected $4,000 for his first Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series race victory of the season, his 13th career tour triumph at the ‘Fast Track’ in Elbridge, New York. “That’s a pretty good day,” smiled Hearn, after landing his third …

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Pullen Truck Center 358-Modified Twin 20’s To Decker & Hearn

Syracuse,NY — Modified qualifying races for the 150-lap ‘Salute to the Troops’ 358-Modified Championship got underway amidst sun-drenched skies Friday with Big-Block stars Billy Decker and Brett Hearn taking checkered flags in the Pullen’s Truck Center Twin 20s at the New York State Fairgrounds. Decker led every lap of the opening heat race while Hearn took advantage of a lap seven restart to overtake Mario Clair and both open-wheel veterans went on to collect $1,000 top prizes for their 20-mile victories. “I have to thank Vic (Coffey) for giving me …

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Tomkins Claims 1st Career Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Main At Coffey’s Expense

Brewerton, NY — October 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director *G.T. Smith Photo A pair of late race yellow flags extended the Leaf Racewear 75 an extra nine laps and that was just what Gary Tomkins needed as he grabbed the lead from Vic Coffey with two to go and cruised home for his first career Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series victory Thursday night at Brewerton Speedway. Tomkins collected the $3,000 top prize for his first-ever checkered flag during a Super DIRT Week satellite event, …

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Driver Rosters for Super DIRT Week XXXVII

Syracuse,NY — SUPER DIRT WEEK 2008 – MODIFIED ENTRIES (10/7) (f)=Futures CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN CAR OWNER 02 Roy Bresnahan/Fulton,NY-f Roy Bresnahan 1 Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY Gable Motorsports 1H David Hebert/St.Damase,QUE Equipe de Course #1 FX1 Frankie Caprara/Watertown,NY Dave Thompson 1NY Greg Atkins/Clintonville,NY Greg Atkins 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY Jumpin’ Jacks’ Pro Speed 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY(2) Haers Bros. Racing 3B Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY Brachmann Racing 4 Duane Howard/Oley,PA Chad Sinon 4S Brad Shova/North Bangor,NY Ray Shova 7 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ Budd Olsen Speed Supply 7A Al Blanchard/Fenwick,ONT Al Blanchard 7X Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY …

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Troyer Moves Fast To Front Row In Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Championship

Weedsport, NY — October 2, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Winning the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship is the primary goal of every Small-Block driver that signs up for Super DIRT Week. Troyer inc. is making sure that being fast can be rewarding too. Troyer continues its support of DIRTcar Racing NorthEast by backing the fastest time trialer awards in the 358-Modified division during Super DIRT Week XXXVII, October 7-12, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. This year Troyer will present the fastest Small-Block …

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