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Planck Racing Teams With SUNY Canton For 2008 Season

Weedsport, NY — June 1, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series star Dale Planck has been competing behind the wheel of a race car for well over half his life. His teenage sons are now following in their father’s tire tracks. Together in 2008 the Planck family will be ‘driving for education’ as Dale Planck Racing has recently formulated a unique partnership with SUNY Canton. This season third-generation drivers Steve Planck, 18, and Brandon Planck, 16, will share driving experiences …

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New Hoosier Modified Tire Debut Delayed Two Weeks

Weedsport, NY — May 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The anticipated debut of the new Hoosier D200 has been pushed back to Friday, June 13. The new tire was originally scheduled to be legal for use beginning May 30, however, the date has been pushed back two weeks by DIRTcar management to ensure the distribution pipeline is completely full before the tire is made legal. “We want to be certain that everyone that wants to get the new D200 can get an ample supply,” …

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DIRTcar NorthEast Regional Point Titles On The Line

Weedsport, NY — May 13, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series underway for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified teams, so has begun the chase for the coveted regional points titles in DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s open-wheel divisions. Central New York standout Jimmy Phelps, New Jersey superstar Brett Hearn and Western Pennsylvania veteran Brian Swartzlander are looking to reclaim their regional crowns in Big-Block competition, with Hearn already topping the Eastern Region points chart …

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Decker Dominant DIRTcar Driver After Early Success

Weedsport, NY — May 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With the opening weeks of oval track activity already in the books for the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit and the first full month now underway, Billy Decker has racked up the most feature wins to date. Decker stands at the forefront as he continues to chase valuable points used to crown DIRTcar Weekly Racing Series Track and DIRTcar Regional champions in 2008. Eleven tracks have hosted DIRTcar-sanctioned Big-Block Modified races with 12 drivers scoring victories …

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DIRTcar Modifieds On Asphalt At Airborne & Oswego

Weedsport, NY — May 8, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The mighty Big-Block Modifieds are ready for their return to the pavement at Airborne Speedway and Oswego Speedway as the two asphalt ovals host DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s premier class of race car in a special two-race mini series for a second straight summer. Big-Block teams arrive in the Port City for a stop at Oswego on Wednesday, June 18 then travel northward to Airborne in the Adirondack Region on Wednesday, August 6. Both events at …

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358-Modified Weight Break At Lernerville & Tri-City Speedways

Sarver, PA — April 16, 2008 – By Eric Westendorf, Lernerville PR with Brian Spaid, Tri-City PR In an attempt to encourage more 358-Modified drivers to join the DIRTcar Modified fields at Lernerville Speedway and Tri-City Speedway this season, DIRTcar Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Cory Reed announced a weight break for the 358-Modified competitors. “The 358-Modifieds have always been able to enter the Big-Block Modified fields at Lernerville and Tri-City, but with less horsepower they had very little possibility to actually being competitive,” Reed said. “The weight …

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Holley Backs NorthEast Championship Series ‘Hard Luck’ Awards

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Long-time motorsports marketing partner Holley Performance Products has returned in support of the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit as it recently signed on to offer a special award open to competitors chasing overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in 2008. The ‘Holley Hard Luck Award’ will be handed out following every Championship Series event contested in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions during the upcoming race season, with one driver …

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Cayuga County Chamber Of Commerce Meets At NE Hall Of Fame

Weedsport, NY — March 21, 2008 – By Dan Kapuscinski, DIRTcar NorthEast PR and Promotions Coordinator The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Weedsport Area Chamber, held its “Business After Five” gathering Wednesday night, March 19 at the Northeast Modified Stock Car Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum. “Business After Five” is a monthly Chamber event that provides an opportunity for Chamber Members to network with a wide variety of business people in an informal atmosphere. These events allow the hosts to promote their business, and …

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Hoosier Tire Expands Options For DIRTcar NorthEast Modifieds In 2008

Weedsport, NY — March 21, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Hoosier Tire has expanded the options for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Modified divisions with the introduction of the new Hoosier D200. “We addressed the teams’ concerns that it was taking too much time before the races to prep tires, sometimes up to eight hours a week,” said Shanon Rush, Modified & Late Model Dirt Product Manager for Hoosier Tire “We heard from teams that there was actually more tire wear coming from grinding and siping than …

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Big-Block Teams Eye DIRTcar Regional Funds In 2008

Weedsport, NY — March 19, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Big-Block Modified teams will continue to share in the lucrative DIRTcar Racing points fund program at the end of the 2008 race season, with further incentive for weekly racers surpassing the $20,000 mark for a second straight year. Open-wheel teams in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified divisions collected over $45,000 in 2007, with 135 drivers rewarded in the popular regional points program developed by DIRTcar officials to entice further competition around the entire …

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Heavy Alltel All-Star Voting Continues Through March 16 With Dave Hess Jr., Wayne Johnson Currently Atop Poll

Concord, NC — CONCORD, NC — Feb. 29, 2008 — With a couple of more weeks of online voting remaining at AlltelAllStar.com, UMP DIRTcar Modified driver Dave Hess Jr. caught and passed 410-Sprint Car driver Wayne Johnson for the lead of the Alltel All-Star contest, open to all 18 feature winners at the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. The positions have tightened with Hess, of Waterford, Pa., and Johnson, of Mustang, Okla., neck-and-neck for the lead as fans of several drivers have pushed their favorite Alltel All-Star contender toward the …

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Alltel All-Star Contest Heating Up With Modified Votes

Weedsport,NY — Weedsport, NY — February 25, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Residing in New Jersey and being ranked among the all-time winningest drivers in Garden State history are common threads that will forever link together Brett Hearn, Jimmy Horton and Billy Pauch. Throw into the mix New York State racer Dale Planck and the four share in common one more element and that is the chance to win $12,000 in just three more weeks! For one of these drivers to collect this lucrative cash …

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Bellinger Prepares for DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Assault on Cayuga County Fair Speedway

Weedsport, NY — Weedsport, NY – February 21, 2008 – By Dan Kapuscinski, DIRTcar NorthEast PR and Promotions Coordinator Rob Bellinger may only be an 18-year old SUNY Potsdam student, but he is already embarking on his second full season behind the wheel of a powerful DIRTcar Big-Block Modified. After an 8th place finish in the Cayuga County Fair Speedway point standings in 2007 in his no. 8 machine, Bellinger and team have purchased a potent H&H Motorsports Troyer mount and are poised to make 2008 a breakout season. “We …

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Billy Moyer, Jimmy Horton Win Alltel Volusia Finales, Now Fans Have Final Say In Alltel All-Star Online Contest

Barberville, FL — Billy Moyer and Jimmy Horton closed out the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park with intense victories in front of packed grandstands. Now it’s the fans’ turn in the spotlight. With $12,000 on the line, they need to vote for their favorite Alltel DIRTcar Nationals winner at AlltelAllStar.com. Voting will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on March 16, which is plenty of time to cast votes for any of the 18 different drivers who won a feature during the two-week kickoff …

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