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DIRTcar Northeast Schedule Released for 2019

Championship Finale Returns to Brockville Ontario Speedway, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks Return to World Short Track Championship CONCORD, NC – December 4, 2018 – DIRTcar Northeast is known as the backbone of dirt racing in the Northeast United States and Eastern Canada. The strength of the overall schedule clearly exhibits the success of the DIRTcar ladder system. The DIRTcar 358 Modified, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, and DIRTcar Pro Stock schedules have been released for the 2019 season. Highlights on the schedule include the 11th annual Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville …

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DIRTcar Northeast Celebrates 2018’s Champions at Annual Banquet

Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Kevin Root, and Jocelyn Roy Receive Championship Awards in Front of Packed House SYRACUSE, NY – November 19, 2018 – The DIRTcar Northeast racing family gathered together in Central New York to celebrate a year full of incredible racing accomplishments. For the seventh time, Matt Sheppard was called to the stage to receive the award for the Super DIRTcar Series Championship. For the first time in his career, Billy Whittaker Cars 200 winner, Larry Wight took home the 358 Modified Championship after his third-place finish in …

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Next Generation Rising: Jackson Gill and Tyler Thompson Take Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Feature Wins

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 28, 2018 — Third generation Sportsman Modified driver Jackson Gill passed pole-sitter David Schilling to win the VP Racing Fuel Sportsman Modified Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Gill held of Sportsman Modified Tour Champion Kevin Root and VP Racing Fuel Sportsman of the Year award-winner Jessica Power for the biggest win of his young career. After teammate Chris Corbett came up light on the scales during post-race inspection, Tyler Thompson won the 20-lap VP Racing Fuels Sportsman Modified …

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Heat Races Set the Field for Sunday’s World Short Track Championship Features

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 27, 2018 — After getting pushed forward a day by Friday rains at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the Driven World Short Track Championship finally got going on Saturday just after 2PM with Timed Hot Laps for all nine divisions to set up the ensuing Heat Races for 405 registered drivers. Despite a small cell of rain at 6PM at the top of the second FOX Racing SHOX Pro Late Model Heat Race, Heat Races got back underway just over an hour and a half later for …

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World Short Track Championship Reset to Two-Day Show, Saturday & Sunday

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 27, 2018 — Despite the track prep team’s best efforts, yesterday’s rains and overnight humidity have left The Dirt Track at Charlotte with too much moisture to commence racing this morning for the Driven World Short Track Championship. Racing is now set to begin at 2PM today, Saturday, October 27, reverting back to the original two-day schedule on Saturday and Sunday now.  Friday’s original schedule will now run on Saturday, starting with timed Hot Laps at 2PM. This will mean a complete reset of the show, …

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Spectacular Full-day World Short Track Championship Now Set for Saturday, October 27

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 26, 2018 — After a successful day of timed Hot Laps on Thursday, October 25, 347 teams — plus more due to arrive on Friday — were ready for a big weekend of racing at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the third annual Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. Mother Nature had other ideas, though, as persistent showers and thunderstorms forced DIRTcar Racing and Charlotte Motor Speedway Officials to postpone Friday’s program to Saturday morning. With the postponement, a revised scheduled has been put …

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Sponsors Sweeten the Pot for Driven World Short Track Championship Competitors

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 22, 2018 — DIRTcar Racing is pleased to announce a host of great sponsors for the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship this week, Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. In addition to a purse in excess of $120,000, numerous contingency and special awards will grant drivers more opportunities to go home winners, with a little extra something in hand. The winners across each division will take home their cash prize of up to $4,000, along with a …

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NGK Named the Official Spark Plug of the Driven World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 18, 2018 — DIRTcar Racing has declared NGK the Official Spark Plug of the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. The three-day event, attracting hundreds of the best DIRTcar drivers from across the country will now champion the state-of-the-art Ignition Specialist.  “NGK Spark Plugs is the largest OE supplier and manufacturer of spark plugs in the U.S.,” said Danielle Orlando, general manager of NGK Spark Plugs. “We’re thrilled to bring our product to the weekly racer who understands the dedication, performance and quality we represent.” Since …

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Pelletier and Beauchamp Winners, Root and Roy Champions

Pelletier and Beauchamp Winners, Root and Roy Champions By Tim Baltz BROCKVILLE, ON – October 12, 2018 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Tour was ready to close out 2018 as Kevin Root held a 24-point lead over former Series champion Brad Rouse. At the drop of the green flag it was Alan Fink taking the lead from the pole over Martin Pelletier, Cedric Gauvreau, Ryan Scott and Devin Willis. The Brewerton and Fulton Speedway regular was the dominant force in the early laps as he pulled away from the field …

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DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” Event Preview

Thirteen divisions. Three days. One place to race. Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania is set to host the 10th annual DIRTcar Roundup this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 11-13. Over 250 cars are expected to show up for this year’s “Steel City Stampede,” and there will be no shortage of action with practice on Thursday, heat races on Friday and last-chance showdowns and features on Saturday, making it the only place in the county to see this many cars in this many divisions. Fans can expect to see …

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Pecore Makes Last-Lap Pass on Bublak to Win Chevy Performance 75 at NAPA Super DIRT Week

by Bill Foley OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2018 — “That will go down in history as one of the best at Oswego,” said announcer Shane Andrews as Shane Pecore and Robert Bublak Jr. diced through traffic in a nail-biting, heart-stopping final lap of the DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII. When the checkered flag flew Cornwall, Ontario’s Pecore eeked out a fourth-tenths of a second win over Bublak with Adam McAuliffe right there in third just a couple of car lengths behind. Pecore, after climbing …

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Dave Marcuccilli Title Contender with Brewerton Win

by Bill Foley Entering Brewerton Speedway’s Hurricane 100 night of racing Dave Marcuccilli was 33 points behind Brad Rouse in the chase for the Mr. Dirt crown. With Marcuccilli winning his second series event in as many nights that gap might have been trimmed down just a bit more. Standing alongside his car in the pits the winner said, “These two wins definitely allowed me to close in a lot on Brad (Rouse). Now we’ll just have to see how Oswego goes as we prepare for next weekend in Brockville.” …

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Penalty Report Update 10/03/18

APPEAL FINAL RESULT Competitor: Mike Phelps Series: DIRTcar Weekly Sportsman Event Event: Fulton Speedway Violation: 15.0-C DIRTcar Sportsman Modified After hearing the appeal on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the DIRTcar Appeal Commission has determined to modify the original penalty that was issued to the driver regarding the violation of the DIRTcar Racing Event procedures as follows: Penalty / Fine: Suspended from all DIRTcar tracks and/or events effective 9/1/2018 through 12/31/2018. Loss of points and Earnings from 9/1/2018 event. Probation from 12/31/2018 through 12/31/2019 As a member in good standing, and …

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Brad Rouse Takes Round 1 of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Fall Championship

Brad Rouse Takes Round 1 of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Fall Championship FULTON, NY – September 30, 2018 – Western Region Champion St. Catherines, Ontario native Brad Rouse held off persistent challenges from Kyle Inman, Shane Pecore, and Dave Marcuccilli over the course of the 50-lap Sportsman Shootout sponsored by Industrial Tire of CNY at Fulton Speedway. Rouse was pleased to start the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Fall Championship with a win and a $2500 check. Dave Marcuccilli came on strong at the end and picked up second place after sneaking under …

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