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Chris Madden Grabs a Gator

BARBERVILLE, FL— February 20, 2017— On the seventh day of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, 50 Late Models migrated to Volusia Speedway Park to test their luck at the ‘World Fastest Half-Mile’. The season opening swing through Ga. and Fla. continues and drivers are hoping to leave the track with a coveted Gator trophy in the passenger seat. Chris Madden began his collection of gators tonight. Madden was steadily gaining ground on pole sitter and race leader, Brian Shirley who had made a significant breakaway from the rest of the …

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Volusia Speedway Park Set to Open Weekly Racing

John Allen takes over as Weekly Operations Promoter for the 2017 season CONCORD, N.C. – February 3, 2017 – DIRTcar Racing announced today that John Allen has taken over as the Weekly Operations Promoter at Volusia Speedway Park in advance of the 2017 season. Weekly racing will commence on March 12 and run through the first week of December. Allen, a 45-year-old DeLeon Springs, Florida resident, is no stranger to Volusia Speedway Park, having spent many nights at the track with his father, who was a security guard at the …

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Unified Dirt Late Model Specs Updated

Unified Dirt Late Model Specs Updated Rear Suspension Rules Revised CONCORD, N.C.– Jan. 25, 2016– Members of the Unified Late Model Council released a bulletin that further refined parameters effecting the suspension of dirt late models. All teams should refer to the series rulebooks for the complete rules and specifications. DIRTcar Racing continues to work with its partners to ensure the safety and consistency of its cars and drivers, and to solidify the sport in all its facets. LATE MODEL TECHNICAL BULLETIN Effective January 20, 2017 Rear Suspension and Suspension …

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DIRTcar Racing Wraps Up 2016 Season

DIRTcar Racing Caps-off 33rd Annual Banquet with ‘A Tribute to Excellence’ Nearly $330,000 in points-fund cash distributed to drivers for 2016 season successes CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 16, 2016 – The 33rd Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence Awards Banquet in Springfield, Ill. honored champions across 10 divisions for their outstanding performances during the 2016 racing season. While the weather outside was brutal,  the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom inside was warm as guests reminisced on a great 2016 season. Nearly 1,000 competitors, family and friends attended Saturday evening’s event. …

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Photos from the DIRTcar UMP Banquet on January 14th, 2017!


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DIRTcar Racing and World of Outlaws Adopt Unified Dirt Late Model Council Specs

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 9, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing and the World of Outlaws will officially adopt the Unified Dirt Late Model Council’s technical and driver personal protection specifications, adding them to the rule books for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Late Models. The Council’s sanctioning body committee met in October to develop unified specifications for all Council members, including the World of Outlaws, Lucas Oil Series, MLRA, Ultimate Series, Southern Nationals Series, AMLS, MARS, DIRTcar Racing and Eldora Speedway. All …

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WSTC Results: Late Models

The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew more than 300 entries across nine divisions for the 3-day event. Posted below are the Late Model results from Friday and Saturday.

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Meet the drivers: Late Models

For the inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship held Oct. 20-22, 66 Late Models took to the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for a chance to race against the best drivers from across the United States and Canada.

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Over 300 Cars Come Out for Night One of OneDirt World Short Track Championship

World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Night one of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew to a close at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 10:00 p.m. Over 300 entries across nine divisions showed up for the opening night hot laps of the inaugural 3-day event.

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Overton Returns to Crates for OneDirt World Short Track Championship


Will use event to prepare for World Finals next week by Brendan Capria CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Brandon Overton did not take the usual steps a driver would to rise up through the ranks in dirt racing. Rather, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series regular took an unorthodox step, first wheeling a Super Late Model before stepping down into the Crate Late Model class with less horsepower. Overton, who recorded his first series win in a preliminary feature for Lernerville Speedway’s prestigious Firecracker 100, was …

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U.S. District Court Dismisses Case of Suspended Dirt Late Model Dream Drivers

Drivers can return to competition with payment of fines and reinstatement of suspended DIRTcar membership CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 18, 2016 – U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino today issued a stipulation of dismissal in the case of plaintiffs Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee, Jimmy Owens, and Ricky Thornton vs World Racing Group and subsidiary DIRTcar Racing, Eldora Speedway, and its owner Tony Stewart regarding suspension following tire analysis after Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. Drivers will be allowed to return to competition with payment of the fine and fees …

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Final Appeals Upheld in Dirt Late Model Dream Suspensions

CONCORD, N.C. – July 23, 2016 –World Racing Group Commission Chairman Potestas, motorsports executive John Darby, upheld penalties issued by DIRTcar following Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. The #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist were penalized after tire samples collected at the event and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis. Darby interviewed all five competitors, DIRTcar Officials and visited the testing …

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Three for Jason Feger with Oakshade Win

With an insurmountable championship points lead, Bobby Pierce feels relief WAUSEON, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Jason Feger rebounded Friday night at Oakshade Raceway, beating Ryan Unzicker who get the better of him the night before and claiming his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of the season. Feger started on the outside pole and jumped out to the early lead but Unzicker ran him down and battled past him on lap 15. Feger, not wanting a repeat of the night before at Merritt, wheeled the car into turns one …

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Ryan Unzicker Holds off Feger, Pierce for Summer Nationals Win at Merritt

The series kicks off its final two nights with a double-header at Oakshade Speedway on Friday LAKE CITY, Mich. – July 14, 2016 – Ryan Unzicker was up front throughout Thursday night’s Summer Nationals event at Merritt Speedway, but Jason Feger did not make his second series win this year easy. Unzicker started on the pole with points leader and reigning series champion Bobby Pierce on his outside. Pierce slipped back early as Feger charged. Through the late portions of the feature, Feger pulled even with Unzicker twice as he …

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