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Driver Rosters for Super DIRT Week XXXVII

Syracuse,NY — SUPER DIRT WEEK 2008 – MODIFIED ENTRIES (10/7) (f)=Futures CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN CAR OWNER 02 Roy Bresnahan/Fulton,NY-f Roy Bresnahan 1 Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY Gable Motorsports 1H David Hebert/St.Damase,QUE Equipe de Course #1 FX1 Frankie Caprara/Watertown,NY Dave Thompson 1NY Greg Atkins/Clintonville,NY Greg Atkins 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY Jumpin’ Jacks’ Pro Speed 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY(2) Haers Bros. Racing 3B Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY Brachmann Racing 4 Duane Howard/Oley,PA Chad Sinon 4S Brad Shova/North Bangor,NY Ray Shova 7 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ Budd Olsen Speed Supply 7A Al Blanchard/Fenwick,ONT Al Blanchard 7X Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY …

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Rite Aid Headlines Big-Block 200 At Super DIRT Week XXXVII

Weedsport, NY — October 6, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A familiar name and logo will be highly prominent when the 37th annual 200-lap Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series race at the New York State Fairgrounds takes center stage on Sunday, October 12 as Rite Aid continues its association with the richest DIRTcar Big-Block Modified event in the nation. “We are proud to maintain our position as the official sponsor of the Rite Aid 200 as we continue to integrate Eckerd stores and the …

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SPEED TV Airs Super DIRT Week ‘Rite Aid 200’ on October 25

Weedsport, NY — October 6, 2008 – By Dan Kapuscinski, Cayuga County Fair Speedway PR Coordinator SPEED TV will again air the Rite Aid 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds during their fall schedule on October 25 at 8pm Eastern time. Fans can catch all the action from the 37th running of the great Fall Classic one more time from the comfort of their own home. Long-time DIRTcar announcer and voice of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds, Shane Andrews, will be giving the play-by-play …

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Three-Star Approach Taken Toward 2008 Rite Aid 200 Lap 100 Bonus

Weedsport, NY — October 2, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Three are better than one and when it comes down to the Halfway Lap Leader Bonus in the 37th Annual Rite Aid 200 on October 12 at the New York State Fairgrounds, that will never be more apparent with Dig Safely New York, Pinnacle Design Group (PDG) and Promotion (formerly Promotion Speed Supply) combining to offer a truly unique award. After Larry Bishop announced a $500 cash reward from Dig Safely NY, Jeremie Corcoran from …

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Final 2008 DIRTcar NorthEast Regional Points Champions Declared

Weedsport, NY — September 12, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director After five straight months of wheel-to-wheel, paint-trading action at nearly 30 tracks, the chase for valuable points towards the lucrative 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Regional Championships ended over Labor Day Weekend. Crowned champions of their respective DIRTcar Region were Billy Decker (Central), Brett Hearn (Eastern) and Brian Swartzlander (Western) in the Big-Blocks ranks, 358-Modified chauffeurs Kayle Robidoux (Northern), Jerry Higbie (Eastern) and Pete Bicknell (Western), and Chris Raabe (Northern), Todd Henderson (Central) and James Michael …

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DIRTcar Big-Block/Small-Block Shootout August 6 At Airborne

Weedsport, NY — August 3, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The entry list continues to grow for the Akwesasne Casino Big-Block/Small-Block Shootout on Wednesday, August 6 at Airborne Speedway. The current field for the 75-lap $3,000-to-win DIRTcar Modified event already includes invaders Tim McCreadie, Frank Cozze, Todd Stone, Keith Flach, Wayne Jelley, Vince Quenneville Jr., Bobby Santos III and Erica Santos. “The show went really well last year and we’re looking forward to the same kind of support next week,” said Airborne Promoter Mike Perrotte, …

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DIRTcar NorthEast Regional Point Battles Stiffen As Summer Heats Up

Weedsport, NY — July 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director As the summer rolls on so do the DIRTcar NorthEast Regional point races, with just seven weeks remaining to determine the final standings. All Regional points end on Monday, September 1, 2008. With more than $45,000 on the line in DIRTcar NorthEast’s top open-wheel divisions this season, teams continue to battle week after week in the third year of Regional point fund allocation. 135 drivers that competed in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified …

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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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