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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series invades Cornwall for Canadian Nationals finale

Point leader Erick Rudolph hopes to keep hold of his advantage over Mario Clair as series heats up CORNWALL, ONTARIO – With the summer winding down, the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series is just heating up a 125-lap feature race Sunday, Aug. 31, at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The Jiffy Auto Service Triple Crown Finals for the Canadian Nationals Gaetan’s Chip Stand Series features a special $5,000-to-win race for the best small-block competitors in the region. Defending series champion and current point leader for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Erick Rudolph says he is …

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Danny Johnson battles Stewart Friesen for DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Ransomville Speedway

Justin Sharp picks up DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series feature win RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. — July 3,  2014 — After a suspenseful night of racing, at Ransomville Speedway Wednesday, July 2, Justin Sharp and “The Doctor” Danny Johnson claimed hard-fought victories. Modified star Johnson, out of Rochester, N.Y., picked up the win Wednesday in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 75-lapper after a tense battle with Stewart Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for the lead “The Doctor,” a regular racer on Ransomville’s 3/8-mile, was fast from the get-go, powering from fourth to second at the …

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Erick Rudolph wins Canada Day thriller at Humberstone Speedway

Late-race charge takes Rudolph to DIRTcar 358-Modified Modified Series Victory Lane PORT COLBORNE,  ONTARIO — July 2, 2014 — After a stunning late-race charge, Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., took victory in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 100-lapper Tuesday, July 1, at Humberstone Speedway. The defending series champion, Rudolph wrestled the lead from small block star Mat Williamson, of St. Catherines, Ontario, with just four laps remaining in the feature race. “I just started reeling him in,” Rudolph said during the Victory Lane ceremonies that concluded the Speedway’s Canada Day special. …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series makes inaugural trip to Humberstone Speedway followed by action-packed race night at Ransomville Speedway 

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series wheels to Ransomville for July 2 event WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Wednesday, June 25 – The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series are celebrating next week’s patriotic holidays with a pair of action-packed race nights. The small block tour invades Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario, for the first time on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1, then heads straight to Ransomville Speedway, where it joins the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series for a highly-anticipated DIRTCAR doubleheader Wednesday, July 2. Dale Planck, who is currently third in DIRTcar …

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Statement Regarding Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and DIRTcar Sanctioning

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – June 16, 2014 – Pursuant to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park’s announcement modifying its night for weekly racing, DIRTcar has withdrawn its sanction of all DIRTcar divisions. In addition, the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series event, scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 2014, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. DIRTcar points toward the “Best 16” finishes will be counted toward the season ending point fund awards throughout the Sunday, June 15, event, however a home track bonus will not be awarded. For the latest Mr. DIRTcar points …

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Hard-charging Danny Johnson powers to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Merrittville Speedway

Veteran racer beats out Chad Brachmann for the lead   THOROLD, ONTARIO – May 20, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson, Rochester, N.Y., outmaneuvered his competition Monday at Merrittville Speedway to claim victory in race two of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. “I shocked myself,” said the veteran racer, who quickly charged from his 16th starting spot to the lead in Monday’s 100-lapper. “You never know what you got until you get out there, and the car was good at the start. I started passing cars and I was able to …

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Mario Clair charges to victory at DIRTcar 358-Modified Series opener

Quebec’s “Super Mario” fends off Boisvert, Planck, Rudolph for the win CORNWALL, ONTARIO – May 19, 2014 – After a thrilling battle atop Cornwall Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile, Canadian star “Super Mario” Clair pulled into DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Victory Lane Sunday, May 18. “The car was perfect,” Cornwall’s 2013 Modified track champion said after the 100-lap feature race. “It was a good battle. The car was very fast on the outside groove.” Clair, who hails from Drummondville, Quebec, fended off tenacious challengers, including former DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Champions Dale Planck (2012) …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series kicks off with Canadian swing May 18 & 19

Defending series champion Erick Rudolph is ready to roll WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Friday, May 9, 2014 – After a gripping season in 2013, the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series takes to the track in May to begin another exciting year. The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series kicks off Sunday, May 18, at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario, then heads directly to Thorold, Ontario, for a second 100-lapper Monday, May 19, at Merrittville Speedway. Last year’s small block Modified tour ended on a high note for driver Erick Rudolph whose victory in the series …

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Mobil 1 Racing Joins World of Outlaws and DIRTcar as Official Technology Partner

Mobil 1 Racing oils named as the “Official Racing Oil of World of Outlaws and DIRTcar” Mobil 1 to offer contingency program for drivers and teams in both series Expands the presence of Mobil 1 in racing and its leadership in motorsports   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mobil 1 has been named the “Official Racing Oil of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar” as a part of a new technology partnership. The partnership not only expands ExxonMobil’s presence and leadership in motorsports, but will enable a deeper technological connection between Mobil …

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VP RACING FUELS & DIRTcar RACING EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

VP RACING FUELS & DIRTcar RACING EXTEND PARTNERSHIP VP Tapped as DIRTcar Fuel Supplier Through 2017 SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 17, 2014) VP Racing Fuels today announced the extension of its sponsorship of World Racing Group’s DIRTcar Racing sanction body through 2017. With the agreement, VP will continue as the “Official Fuel of DIRTcar,” one of the largest sanctioning bodies in the world by race count, providing spec fuels to Big-Block and 358-Modified competitors, serving as exclusive trackside fuel supplier to the Sportsman and Pro Stock classes and as the …

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Season’s best DIRTcar Racing Northeast drivers honored at “Night of Champions” banquet

Pictured, from left to right: Erick Rudolph, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Champion and Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Champion; Brett Hearn, Super DIRTcar Series Champion and Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champion; Brian Carter, World Racing Group CEO; Brad Rouse, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion; and Dave Bissonnette, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Champion. Photo by Rick Young.   Hearn, Rudolph, Rouse, Bernier, Bissonnette and Yetman take home championship trophies LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – November 28, 2013 – Again this year, DIRTcar Racing Northeast drivers, teams, car owners and partners have set the bar higher, and …

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DIRTcar Racing to Sanction 358-Modifieds at Big Diamond Speedway

Marks first time DIRTcar has sanctioned a weekly division in Central Pennsylvania MINERSVILLE, Pa. – Oct. 24, 2013 – DIRTcar 358-Modified racing will have a Pennsylvania home on Friday nights next season at Big Diamond Speedway. Big Diamond has a longstanding tradition of sanctioning its weekly divisions, but the 2014 season will mark the first time DIRTcar Racing has sanctioned a weekly program at the 3/8-mile track in Minersville, which is just off Interstate 81 between Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. “DIRTcar Racing has a lot of momentum and good people behind …

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Erick Rudolph secures DIRTcar 358-Modified Series title by winning tour finale

His season’s first DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win propels Rudolph to championship circle   Brockville, Ontario – Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondant– Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N. Y., claimed the DIRTcar 358-Modifed Series Championship with a thrilling victory in the tour’s 100-lap final round of the during day 2 of the 1000 Island RV DIRTcar Northeast Falls Nationals. Rudolph claimed the lead in lap 67 of the feature race Saturday, Oct. 19, and didn’t let up until the checkered flag waved.   Last Sunday’s Syracuse 200 winner …

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DIRTcar stars take on Brockville Ontario Speedway in 1000 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals weekend

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and DIRTcar 358-Modified Series finales at Brockville wrap up 2014 season     BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 – The 1000 Islands RV Centre DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals weekend, which runs from Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20, brings the best race teams from across the region to Brockville Ontario Speedway for a post-season spectacular. The action-packed weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 18, with a full show for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series. After a thrilling victory during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT …

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