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MR. DIRTcar Hometrack Championship Returns for 2017 Season

Mr. DIRTcar Hometrack Returns for Seventh Consecutive Year Mr. DIRTcar Hometrack Champion from Big-Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stocks will be crowned For the seventh consecutive season, one driver from each of the Big-Block Modified, 358 Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions will walk away as Mr. DIRTcar Hometrack Champion in 2017.

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DIRTcar Racing Membership Required for All Sanctioned Event

All Division drivers must have a DIRTcar License to participate and receive benefits CONCORD, N.C. – March 2, 2017 – Starting with the first events of 2017, any participants of a DIRTcar-sanctioned event will be required to hold a DIRTcar Racing membership. Any division without a 100 percent membership participation will be at risk of violating the sanction agreement and suspension of the sanction by DIRTcar Racing. A one-week temporary membership (for the traveling racer) will be accepted provided the driver completes the full application. However, temporary one-week memberships do …

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DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership

DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership CONCORD, NC – (Jan. 20, 2017) – DIRTcar Racing is proud to announce a multi-year extension with Hoosier Racing Tire encompassing DIRTcar Racing’s Northeast weekly racing divisions and touring series, including the Super DIRTcar Series, the premier traveling tour for Big-Block Modifieds in North America. As part of the agreement Hoosier Tire will provide the same great products to racers at weekly DIRTcar sanctioned tracks competing in the Big Block Modified, 358 Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. Hoosier will also …

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2017 DIRTcar and Super DIRTcar Series Schedule Announced

Photo by Alex and Helen Bruce 2017 Super DIRTcar Series Schedule Announced CONCORD, N.C. – December 8, 2016 – The Super DIRTcar Series announced today the 2017 racing schedule. The 2017 Super DIRTcar Series schedule features events spanning from mid-February through early November. The series will visit tracks in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, Ontario and Quebec. The Super DIRTcar Series will once again kick off the season with its fourth annual trip south for the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in a non-points event. Series racing action …

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Utica-Rome Speedway Joins DIRTcar in 2017

Photo by Randy Mallett Speedway set to sanction weekly action for the first time since 2004 By MIKE MALLETT – Utica-Rome Speedway PR VERNON, N.Y. (December 5, 2016) – After a three year run as a NASCAR home track, the Utica-Rome Speedway is making a change for the upcoming season. The owners of the facility, Bill and Kim Shea, have elected to make a move into the DIRTcar Racing fold. It is the first time in over 10 years that the facility will fly the DIRTcar banner. “We had a …

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DIRTcar Northeast Champions Crowned

SYRACUSE, N.Y – Nov. 22, 2016 – The 2016 season came to an end with the completion of the 2016 DIRTcar Northeast awards ceremony Saturday night. This year’s banquet was full of familiar faces as drivers, sponsors and promoters were recognized and champions were crowned. The Night of Champions kicked off with the recognition of the Mr. DIRTcar champions. Throughout the year, DIRTcar Racing distributed nearly $300,000 in point fund awards, thanks to contributions from Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels and all of the marketing partners. For the sixth year, the …

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Erick Rudolph Scores 358 Modified Series Win with Late Race Pass at Brockville

Erick Rudolph

Chris Raabe Crowned 358 Modified Series Champion by Clayton Johns BROCKVILLE, Ont. — Oct. 14, 2016 – Erick Rudolph took the lead from Carey Terrance with four laps remaining to earn his fourth DIRTcar 358 Modified Series victory of the season at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s 1000 Islands RV Centre Northeast Fall Nationals on Friday night. Rudolph started 17th for the 100-lap main event and methodically moved his way forward before settling into second on lap 87 and challenging Terrance for the point before leading the final four laps for the …

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Decker Soars to Hurricane 100 Triumph at Brewerton

Decker Soars to Hurricane 100 Triumph at Brewerton Holds Off Susice To Win Thrilling Hurricane 100 CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2016 – Billy Decker led more than 75 laps in front of an excellent Brewerton Speedway crowd Thursday night to win the 24th Annual Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Hurricane 100 presented by SUNY Canton Racing during the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. The win was the first of Decker’s career at Brewerton on the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series tour. It did not come easy, but …

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Rudolph Shines Bright at Weedsport

Rudolph Shines Bright at Weedsport; Root Brothers hold ground to finish on podium WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Oct. 5, 2016 – Erick Rudolph and Todd Root kicked-off the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week with victories Wednesday night in the 358-Modified and Sportsman class at Weedsport Speedway. The speedway’s Super DIRT Week Kick Off Party attracted more than 100 drivers between the two DIRTcar Racing divisions to the 3/8-mile oval. Rudolph jump-started his NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week with a dominant win in DIRTcar 358 Modified Series racing. Rudolph took …

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David Hebert completes a perfect DIRTcar 358 Series weekend with a superb win at Drummond

David Hebert completes a perfect DIRTcar 358 Series weekend with a superb win at Drummond By Martin Bélanger Drummondville, Que. – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 –DIRTcar Correspondent – It was ‘’Win, sleep, repeat’’ for David Hebert as he led the entire feature and captured a second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race in a row. ‘’The car was great again tonight, I can’t thank my team enough,’’ mentioned an ecstatic Hebert in the winner’s circle. ‘’Some rubber was laid down the track and I had to play conservative a bit in the …

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Billy Dunn Dominates DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Race at Mohawk

Billy Dunn Dominates DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Race at Mohawk By Martin Belanger
 Hogansburg, N.Y. – Sept. 16, 2016 – Billy Dunn current and five time Mohawk track champion showed everyone why he is the man to beat at MIR as he dominated the St.Lawrence Radiology 75 event. ‘’The car was great and has been solid all year long.’’ stated Dunn in the winner circle. ‘’We usually run the #23 car here but our #9 car has been good and we are looking forward to run during DIRT week satellite shows’’ …

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Local 358-Modified Star Gage Morin Captures Cornwall

by Martin Bélanger CORNWALL, Ont – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Local star Gage Morin captured the biggest event of the year at his home track. The driver of the #16 machine took the lead on lap 13 and repeated the feature from 2015 by winning the DIRTcar 358-Modified series event at Cornwall. “I have a great car, but this race was nerve racking. 125 laps is a long race, and I am tired,” proclaimed Morin after resisting numerous charges from runner up Chris Raabe. “I can’t thank my crew …

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All-New World Short Track Championships Takes Center Stage at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 3, 2016 — The World Short Track Championships, an all-new, three-day event featuring the best weekly racers from throughout the United States, was announced today by DIRTcar Racing. The event, hosted at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.), Thursday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, will put on the center stage nine divisions in pursuit of a purse in excess of $120,000 The mega event takes place the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, creating two-weeks of can’t miss, …

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Memorial Day Victory for Erick Rudolph at Ransomville

By Joe Grabianowski RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. – May 30, 2016 – Erick Rudolph battled a stout field of twenty-eight DIRTcar 358-Modifieds for a 75 lap Memorial Day special at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway on Monday to take home his second series win of the season. Rudolph chased down ‘Mr. Small Block’ himself Pete Bicknell for a lap 35 pass. Rudolph crossed the line .02 seconds ahead of Bicknell when the No. 678 car of John Smith came to a stop on the track bringing out the caution. From there Rudolph used the …

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