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DIRTcar 358-Modified Racing Puts Focus on Racers’ Home Tracks

New Home Track Super Series Starter ‘SSS’ bonus points program adds to series championship CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 4, 2015 – DIRTcar 358-Modified racers will have more incentive than ever to race not only their home tracks this season, but also the series in the fall. In addition to the traditional post Labor Day series events, drivers will earn points during the season from the new Super Series Starter (SSS) Events at their weekly tracks. The 2015 358-Modified Series Championship combines Home Track Points, plus “SSS” points, plus points from …

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DIRTcar Northeast Series Director Relieved of Duties

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 21, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today that Joe Skotnicki will no longer be employed as director of series and sanctioning in the Northeast, effective immediately.   DIRTcar’s Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery will temporarily assume the duties until the position is filled. Questions about the upcoming Super DIRTcar Series season can be directed to Deery via email at tdeery@dirtcar.com or by calling 704-795-7223.

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DIRTcar celebrates 2014 G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookies of the Year

Wilder, Bernier, Ladouceur, Stabler and Hollner take 2014 honors   WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – December 17, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing honored the rookies of the sport during November’s Champions Banquet, presenting the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie-of-the-Year Award to the five of the Northeast Region’s up-and-coming racers. Korey Wilder, of Fort Plain, N.Y., took the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie of the Year award in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified division. “It’s pretty intimidating to go down into turn one next …

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DIRTcar stars honored at 2014 Champions Banquet

Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Mathieu Desjardins and Jocelyn Roy among drivers awarded championship trophies   LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – November 23, 2014 – The brightest DIRTcar Racing stars of the Northeast region gathered at the Holiday Inn Saturday to receive championship awards and other accolades during the annual Champions Banquet. Big Block Modified star Billy Decker took home the championship trophy for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, finishing out the season with a mere six-point lead over Matt Sheppard after November’s races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. “Part …

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Danny Johnson powers to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway

Photo by Rick Young, www.rickattheraces.com. Erick Rudolph crowned DIRTcar 358-Modified Series champion after Friday finale BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson outmaneuvered Modified stars Billy Dunn and Erick Rudolph to claim Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway. “We started fourth and we jiggled around back and forth there for a little bit,” said Johnson, who claimed his sixth DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Brockville. “Then a couple guys there fell out, and the bottom came in good. My car was really …

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Hearn Captures Second Straight Salute to the Troops 358-Modified Championship 150 At Syracuse Mile

Slips By McCreadie As Decker Gives Up Lead To Dry Fuel Tank With Four To Go (Bill McGaffin photo)   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2014) — Brett Hearn did it again in Saturday’s ‘Salute to the Troops’ 358-Modified Championship 150 at the New York State Fairgrounds — and this time with a little dramatic flair. Seizing the moment when leader Billy Decker ran out of fuel and slowed on lap 146, Hearn split the gap between Decker and second-place Tim McCreadie to vault into the top spot and drove away …

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Decker, Terrance Remain Fast With 358-Modified Heat Victories During Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’

Front-Row Starters Gain More Momentum For Saturday’s 358-Modified Championship 150   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2014) — Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., and Carey Terrance of Hogansburg, N.Y., ratified their qualifying efforts just over 24 hours earlier by scoring victories in the Twin 20-lap 358-Modified heat races during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week’s Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ program at the New York State Fairgrounds. The drivers who will share the front row in Saturday’s ‘Salute to the Troops’ 358-Modified 150 authored very similar performances. Both led the 20-lappers …

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Harkins, Slavin, Krummel, Jeseo and King pick up DIRTcar Futures wins at Syracuse Mile

Rising DIRTcar stars show what their made of in DIRTcar Futures races SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 10, 2014 – A cluster of rising stars strutted their stuff Friday afternoon, competing in the annual DIRTcar Futures races for “Moody Mile” rookies. Racers in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions who have never qualified for a NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week feature race in their division or higher took advantage of a little extra track time and a chance of glory at one of motorsport’s …

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Brett Hearn outduels Danny Johnson to claim “Hurricane 100” at Brewerton Speedway

Point leader Erick Rudolph finishes 11th at Brewerton after mechanical issues take him to the pits   BREWERTON, N.Y. – Friday, October 10, 2014 – Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., came out on top Thursday night after a battle with rival Modified driver Danny Johnson at Brewerton Speedway. Hearn persevered through a caution-riddled 100 laps to claim victory in the “Hurricane 100,” a NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII special at the Central New York track. “It feels good. It’s been a while since we’ve been this good here …

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Sheppard, Marcuccilli kick off NAPA Super DIRT Week with wins at Weedsport

Modified and Sportsman drivers gain momentum leading into their biggest races of the season WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 9, 2014 – Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., and Dave Marcuccilli, of Cayuga, N.Y., kicked off NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII right, picking up wins at Weedsport Speedway Wednesday, Oct. 8. “It’s the perfect weed to get on a hot streak. Hopefully we can keep it going right on through Sunday,” said Sheppard, who battled Western New York small block star Chad Brachmann for the 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win …

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Erick Rudolph charges to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brighton

Applefest win for Rudolph advances his point lead over Carey Terrance as series heads to Syracuse   BRIGHTON, ONTARIO – Sunday, September 21, 2014 – Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., battled Danny O’Brien for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win Saturday, Sept. 20, at Brighton Speedway, claiming his first victory at the track. Danny O’Brien (No.M96) and Lance Willix II (No.16) started on the front row for the 100-lap 358 Modified Applefest Shootout. O’Brien grabbed the early lead while Willix settiled in to second. The race was slowed early on lap …

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David Hebert shows the way in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race at Le RPM Speedway

Modified star Hebert battles Terrance for win at Quebec track CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Friday, September 19, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – The 2014  track champion at Le RPM Speedway, David Hebert, strutted his stuff Friday night, picking up the win in round 7 of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature race. Carey Terrance took the early lead in the 75-lap DIRTcar Modified Series event as Gino Clair and Yan Bussiere battled for the second spot. David Hebert was on the move as he cracked the top 5 in lap …

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Dunn Dominates DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Feature at Mohawk International Raceway

Mohawk Modified Track Champion Defends Reigns Supreme   AKWESASNE, N.Y. – Saturday, September 13, 2014 – Billy Dunn didn’t just pick up the win Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway; he left his competition in the dust. Dunn, a three-time Modified track champion at Mohawk, raced his way from sixth place to first place in the 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature Friday, Sept. 12, lapping all but the top eight cars. “We’ve just been really good here all year. We’ve really hit on a package that, when the track gets …

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Brighton and Le RPM Speedways to host DIRTcar 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified Series

Sportsman star Cody McPherson hoping for series point boost    WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Friday, September 12, 2014 – Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the annual Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway in Brighton, Ontario, and DIRTcar series weekend at Le RPM Speedway in St. Marcel de Richelieu, Quebec. Friday, Sept. 19, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series takes over Brighton Speedway while the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series heads to Le RPM Speedway for a 100-lap feature event. The next night the two series switch, the DIRTcar 358-Modified …

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