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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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Sheppard Happy To Be Back In Weedsport Speedway’s Victory Lane Following Wednesday Night’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 75

Sheppard Happy To Be Back In Weedsport Speedway’s Victory Lane Following Wednesday Night’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 75 Warner Captures Companion DIRTcar Sportsman Series Feature As Historic Track Reopens For NAPA Super DIRT Week Action WEEDSPORT, NY – Oct. 9, 2013 – The happiness in Matt Sheppard’s voice told the story of his triumphant run in Wednesday night’s 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature at Weedsport Speedway. “I’ll tell you what,” Sheppard said with a smile in Victory Lane, “it’s good to be back at Weedsport.” Indeed, Sheppard, 31, of Waterloo, N.Y., …

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Thursday Night Action at NAPA Super DIRT Week Shifts to Brewerton

DIRTcar Racing Returns to Brewerton Speedway during NAPA Super DIRT Week for SUNY Canton Hurricane 100 Presented by Ferris Mowers   DIRTcar 358-Modified event shifts from Rolling Wheels to Brewerton on Thursday, Oct. 10   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 30, 2013 – DIRTcar Racing is back at Brewerton Speedway during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week for the first time in three years.   DIRTcar Racing and Brewerton Speedway officials reached an agreement to sanction the Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, $10,000-to-win SUNY Canton Hurricane 100 Presented by Ferris Mowers as …

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Matt Sheppard charges to victory in 358-Modified Series feature at Mohawk International Raceway

Early race leader Carey Terrance picks up second     AKWESASNE, N. Y. – Monday, September 16, 2013 – After an impressive Super DIRTcar Series win Saturday night at Mohawk International Raceway, Matt Sheppard raced his way to his second victory of the weekend in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race Sunday, Sept. 15. Sheppard started 13th in the feature event after placing fourth in his heat, falling just short of the redraw. The JB Motorsports FX Caprara Car Companies/Xtreme Lubricant 9s team quickly adjusted to challenging track conditions, and Sheppard …

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DIRTcar Northeast Series invade Mohawk International Raceway Sept. 13 and 14

Small block track champion Billy Dunn aiming for the win in the Super DIRTcar Series feature Saturday AKWESASNE, N. Y. – In one of the final weekends before NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII, the four DIRTcar Northeast series are invading Mohawk International Raceway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14. The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series hit the track Friday night, followed by the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series and the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Saturday night. Currently third in Super DIRTcar Series …

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David Hebert clinches 358-Modified Series at Autodrome Drummond

Outlasts final-lap caution and challenges from Mario Clair   DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC – Saturday, September 7, 2013 – After some dramatic final laps, David Hebert, of St-Damase, Quebec, charged to victory in Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature at Autodrome Drummond. A last-lap caution gave runner-up Mario Clair, of Drummondville, Quebec, to challenge for the lead, but Hebert stayed strong through a green-white-checkered finish “It was a good race. The car was really good, really fast,” Hebert said. “It feels very good to win this race. This is the race to win.” …

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“Race Mania 9” at Autodrome Drummond features Super DIRTcar Series, 358-Modified Series, Pro Stock Series

Dale Planck hopes for another Drummond victory     WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – “Race Mania 9” is about to take over Autodrome Drummond, in Drummondville, Quebec, featuring three DIRTcar Northeast series. The weekend of racing kicks off Friday, Sept. 6, featuring the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series take over the quarter-mile oval Saturday, Sept. 7. In July, the trip to Autodrome Drummond spelled victory for Dale Planck in the Super DIRTcar Series and Steve Bernier in the Sportsman Modified Series. Last …

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