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Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride

Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride By Clayton Johns CONCORD, N.C. — Jan. 11, 2017 —One of the biggest stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will race full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series come 2017. Sprakers, NY driver Stewart Friesen has partnered with Chris Larsen to create Halmar Friesen Racing for his first full-time foray into NASCAR Racing, he announced Monday. Tommy Baldwin Jr. will be the team’s crew chief. “We got our feet wet in it last year and the opportunity came to team up …

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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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45th NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week to Air on MAVTV Thanksgiving Night

Oswego Speedway Press Release OSWEGO, NY (November 23, 2016) – NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week took on a new twist for its 45th edition, sliding inside the steel confines of Oswego Speedway, featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Bud Light 200. This historic first outing at the ‘Steel Palace’ was covered in-depth by Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT and will air on national television Thanksgiving night on MAVTV, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Full coverage of the Super DIRTcar Series Bud Light 200 will be presented on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT …

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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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Veteran Pat Ward Racing Down Memory Lane at NAPA Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2015 – “Everybody wants to win the last race here,” says Super DIRTcar Series competitor Pat Ward of Genoa, N.Y. “Everybody’s coming with the best they’ve got.” For Ward, 57, coming with your best stuff to the NAPA Super DIRT Week “Finale at the Fairgrounds” that runs Wednesday through Sunday includes having his Gypsum Express No. 42p Big-Block Modified painted and vinyl lettered in the motif his father “Bud” displayed when he raced in 1970s. “When Larry (LJL Racing teammate Larry Wight) brought these panels …

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DIRTcar Announces 2015 NAPA Super DIRT Week ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ October 7-11

Premier dirt track event will move in 2016 to new location after celebrating more than 100 years of racing at the New York State Fairgrounds   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 1, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today this year’s NAPA Super DIRT Week, Oct. 7-11, will be the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” in Syracuse before moving to a new venue in 2016 following the State of New York’s announcement to remove the grandstands and mile-oval as part of the New York State Fairgrounds renovations.   “We thank the fans for …

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Kenny Wallace Driving Experience Becomes Official Racing Experience of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing

Kenny Wallace Driving Experience Becomes Official Racing Experience of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing CONCORD, N.C. — May 4, 2015 — The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing announce today the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience will be the Official Driving Experience of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing. In addition to a long career in NASCAR, Kenny Wallace has raced on dirt for more than 10 years. Wallace, who won the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Summer Nationals championship in 2012, is eager to showcase his …

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Decker Kicks Off Super DIRTcar Series Title Defense with Highbank Holdup Win

Charges from 11th for Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified win at Fulton Speedway By Tom Herzig FULTON, N.Y. – April 25, 2015 – Billy Decker hauled off with the winner’s loot from the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Highbank Holdup 100 Saturday at Fulton Speedway to begin defense of his 2014 Series crown. Decker, of Unadilla, N.Y., started 11th in a 30-car field in the Gypsum Express No. 91. He took the lead from 2014 Fulton champion Larry Wight for the first time on lap 50, yielded to Wight a lap later …

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2015 DIRTcar NE Series Schedules

Series schedules for 2015. All events subject to change 2015 SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES DIRT MODIFIED TOUR Date Laps Track Size Points Event Winners 2/18/15 30 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Brett Hearn 2/19/15 30 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Stewart Friesen 2/20/15 30 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Rick Laubach 2/21/15 50 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Neal Williams 4/25/15 100 Fulton NY 0.375 100 Highbank Holdup 100 Billy Decker 5/20/15 64 Canandaigua NY …

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44th NAPA Super DIRT Week A Go October 7-11, 2015, In Syracuse

DIRTcar Racing officials working with county, state executives on 2016 and beyond CONCORD, N.C. – March 3, 2015 – As the 2015 racing season is kicking off around the country this spring, DIRTcar Racing is fully engaged in preparations for the 44th running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week on Oct. 7-11, 2015, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. Thousands of fans from across the United States and Canada are expected to return once again to the Moody Mile, with less than 30 reserved camping spaces …

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2015 FLORIDA DIRTcar NATIONALS POINTS

44th ANNUAL FLORIDA DIRTcar NATIONALS BY UNOH @ Volusia Speedway Park/Barberville 2015 Big-Block Modified Point Standings FINAL POINTS CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts Money Won 1 198 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix, NY 0 2 4 4 $2,950 2 195 1w Stewart Friesen/Niagara-on-the-Lake,ONT 1 2 3 4 $4,050 3 190 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ 1 2 3 4 $3,675 4 186 9H Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY 0 2 3 4 $2,875 5 181 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY 0 2 3 4 $2,625 6 178 7 Rick Laubach/Quakertwon, PA 1 1 …

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Two Racing Legends Earn DIRTcar Nationals Wins at Volusia

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! Bloomquist dominates DIRTcar Late Models, Hearn grabs Super DIRTcar victory BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2015 – Scott Bloomquist and Brett Hearn, two legendary dirt racers with more than 1,400 combined victories in their careers, each added to their win totals on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals. Bloomquist dominated the DIRTcar Late Model 40-lap main event, hitting his marks lap after lap in the caution-free main event, then holding off Dale McDowell down the stretch to pocket $10,000. …

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Former Racer, Promoter Perrotte to Lead DIRTcar’s Northeast Programs

Experienced motorsports veteran will steer Super DIRTcar Series, Mr. DIRTcar action CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 6, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today Mike Perrotte, a former racer and promoter, will be the Director of Series and Sanctioning for it’s Northeast programs. Perrotte, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been involved in motorsports for more than 40 years and will oversee the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series in addition to the Mr. DIRTcar weekly racing and the DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock series. “I’m looking forward to working with the racers …

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