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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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Advance Auto Parts & Pullen’s Truck Center Host SDW Modified Qualifiers

Weedsport, NY — September 26, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Fast and furious open-wheel qualifying heat races highlight the Friday program during Super DIRT Week XXXVII, Oct. 7-12, at the New York State Fairgrounds. The October 10 agenda leads off at 12noon with 100 laps of open-wheel action around the Syracuse Mile as Advance Auto Parts presents Triple 20s for DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds and Pullen’s Truck Center presents Twin 20s for DIRTcar 358-Modifieds. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified time trials follow immediately afterwards before fans and race …

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Phelps Fends Off Fuller For 1st Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Win At Canandaigua

Canandaigua, NY — September 19, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Friday night’s Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified main at Canandaigua Speedway came down to a contest on neutral ground between Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified standout Jimmy Phelps and current World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Tim Fuller. The rough and tumble affair needed all 75 laps to determine a winner as Phelps traded the point with Fuller twice over the final two circuits to emerge victorious for the first time in a …

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Danny O’Brien Charges Into History With Drummond Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Win

Drummondville, QUE — September 13, 2008 – Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The return to Autodrome Drummond was an historic one as the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event was the biggest ever in the province of Quebec, rewarding the winner $15,000 in the 150-lap feature go for top Small-Block teams converging from around the Northeast. At the end of the night, though, it seemed just like old times for the brothers O’Brien as Danny and Pat traded paint in the final turns of the final lap to …

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Rain Forces Cancellation of 358-Modified & Sportsman Mr. DIRTcar Events

Weedsport, NY — September 12, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing PR Director Rain throughout the day forced track officials to cancel Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events scheduled Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway and Ransomville Speedway. Mid-day rain in the Brockville area resulted in the cancellation of the scheduled 75-lap Mr. DIRTcar event for 358-Modifieds along with the twice rain delayed final 96 laps of the Canadian DIRT Challenge Series. Neither of these marquee events will be rescheduled and fans and teams with rain checks from the September 6 …

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