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DIRTcar Takes Parade Lap Downtown

Weedsport, NY — June 28, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Downtown Syracuse comes to life like never before as a half-dozen high-profile cars & stars from the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified ranks race into Central New York for an unforgettable experience during lunchtime. DIRTcar Racing officials are creating an atmosphere unlike any felt before, as the famous Salt City morphs into a mecca of motorsports activity on Tuesday, July 6 when the ground-pounding Big-Blocks roll through the streets starting at 11:30 a.m. Best of all, everyone …

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DIRTcar Invades Downtown Syracuse

Weedsport, NY — June 25, 2010 What’s that rumble? Hear engines revving in the distance? That sweet sound is DIRTcar race cars, and Tuesday, July 6, at 11:30 a.m. you won’t want to miss a chance to see them roll through the streets of downtown Syracuse. In less than two weeks the heart of Salt City will come to life as the green flag drops for the rarest of road races. Take a hop down Clinton St. and begin to feel the rumble under your feet … skip across town …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: June 21

Weedsport, NY — June 22, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series races on tap this week for all but 358-Modified point chasers, the standings remain intact with past overall titlists Billy Decker (Big-Block), Brett Hearn (358) and Joey Ladouceur (Pro Stock), along with second-generation Sportsman pilot Ryan Susice leading the way. Super DIRTcar Series opening day Hagerstown winner and two-time Big-Block Modified Champion Decker swapped the top spot with Matt Sheppard after the Grandview/Orange County doubleheader, while …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: June 17

Weedsport, NY — June 17, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Two-time overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champion Billy Decker returned to the top of the Super DIRTcar Series standings while second-generation standout Ryan Susice secured his first ever lead on the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman points chart as the first month of summer continues to heat up on the DIRTcar Northeast circuit. Decker racked up two more top-five finishes in a pair of 100-lap tour stops at Grandview Speedway (5th) and Orange …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: June 7

Weedsport, NY — June 8, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Series activity was dormant over the past week leaving Matt Sheppard (Big-Block), Brett Hearn (358-Modified), Steve Gray (Sportsman Mod) and Joey Ladouceur (Pro Stock) atop their respective point standings in the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships. However, in the season-long DIRTcar Northeast weekly point chases for open-wheel divisions, only Gray maintains a stronghold as the first month of summer rolls on. Sheppard owns a first (Cayuga County), second and third in the …

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Condolences To Brownell Family

Weedsport, NY — June 5, 2010 – DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR World Racing Group officials and the entire DIRTcar Racing Northeast community extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Big-Block Modified car owner Jeff Brownell Sr., whose mother Betty Jane Brownell passed away Thursday evening, June 3, at the age of 79. Jeff, who recently received the Gene DeWitt Outstanding Car Owner award at the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds over Memorial Day Weekend, owns the Xtreme Lubricants team cars driven by …

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Mr. DIRTcar Champ Trails Heat Up In June

Weedsport, NY — June 1, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Summer is right around the corner and competition is just starting to heat up in the 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series with pivotal point events scheduled in three of the Northeast’s top touring divisions. A trio of Super DIRTcar Series shows mixed with a pair of extra-distance outings in both Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions fills the bill in Canada and the U.S. as traveling teams set out in search of …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 31

Weedsport, NY — June 1, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The first full month of trackside activity on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit is now in the books with early season point leaders found in all four Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champ trails and open-wheel battles throughout the region Matt Sheppard from Waterloo, N.Y. provided a dominating performance in the holiday Hall of Fame Classic at Cayuga County Fair Speedway to swap top spots with Unadilla, N.Y.’s Billy Decker in the Super DIRTcar …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 24

Weedsport, NY — May 25, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director As DIRTcar racers make plans for the Memorial Day Weekend around the Northeast, 24 weekly tracks will be in action with all four overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series now underway. Among the 20 ovals offering regional points in Big-Block, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified classes, Brewerton, Can-Am, Edelweiss, Glen Ridge, Granby, Lernerville, Mohawk, Ransomville, Thunder Mountain operate on Friday; Saturday night hangouts include Airborne, Brockville, Canandaigua, Drummond, Fulton, Lebanon Valley and Merrittville; …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 17

Weedsport, NY — May 18, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Mid-May marked the first full weekend of open-wheel racing scheduled on the DIRTcar Northeast circuit with only Canandaigua Speedway (curfew) and Autodrome Granby (rain) among the 20 weekly affiliates held back from issuing regional points toward the respective title hunts in Big-Block, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified competition. Small-Block teams chasing the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship make their tour debut this coming week on Victoria Day (May 24) at Merrittville (Ont.) Speedway …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 10

Weedsport, NY — May 11, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Unseasonably cool and wet weather conditions plagued many Northeastern tracks during Mother’s Day Weekend, although those racers able to hit just a handful of shows gained an early season advantage in the DIRTcar Regional point chases. With Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail action picking up in two more weeks, Billy Decker leads the Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series standings through a pair of 100-lap events while Steve Gray tops the Sportsman chart with …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 3

Weedsport, NY — May 4, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director With Northeast tour action resuming at the end of the month, Big-Block stalwart Billy Decker from Unadilla, N.Y. and Sportsman standout Steve Gray from Middlesex, N.Y. remain atop the point charts in their bid for the respective overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship. Decker holds a slim one-point advantage ahead of Florida DIRTcar Nationals Champion Matt Sheppard with round three scheduled at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on May 30. Gray captured the lone champ …

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May DIRTcar NE Championship Series Schedule

Weedsport, NY — May 2, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director May marks the third month of Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series competition in 2010 with all the action saved for the final week in three of the Northeast’s top touring divisions. The opening round of the Pro Stock Series is scheduled during a special visit to Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway in a big 50-lapper on Sun., May 23, while Small-Block stars cross the border on Victoria Day for the lead-off 358-Modified Series …

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Mike Mahaney Prominent In Petty Driver Search

King Ferry, NY — April 30, 2010 – Kelly Loughlin, Mahaney Motorsports PR (585/455-5080) The tagline of Richard Petty’s Driver Search asked, “Do You Have What it Takes?” DIRTcar Northeast Big-Block Modified racer Mike Mahaney from King Ferry, N.Y. proved that yes, he does. The 20 year-old second-generation standout was the runner-up in Petty’s intensive training camp and competition that took place April 26-29 outside Charlotte, N.C. Named for the winningest driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup history, the inaugural Richard Petty’s Driver Search presented the opportunity to just 12 applicants …

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