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COMPETITOR NOTES – ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY – STARS & STRIPES ROBERT N. PETROCCI MEMORIAL Sportsman Modifieds

Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Event #4 – Stars & Stripes Robert N. Petrocci Memorial 25 DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts; Chip Burdick                                             315-778-3407          cburdick@dirtcar.com Gary Spaid                                               585-734-5959          aces2@frontiernet.net Bob Dini                                                   917-939-5417          bdini@dirtcar.com Scott Fremouw                                         315-521-0530          sfremouw@dirtcar.com Jamie Weaknecht                                    610-349-5413          SuperDIRTpr@dirtcar.com Joe Skotnicki                                            704-796-4566          jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Rolling Wheels Raceway; Roger Slack                                             980-939-4341          rslack@dirtcar.com Jeff Hachmann                                         315-283-3367          jhachmann@dirtcar.com Dave Farney                                            315-708-4422          dfarney10@gmail.com Event Schedule and General Daily Schedule: Monday, July 4th, 2011:   4:00pm                    Competitor Pits Open- Hauler Parking 4:15pm                    Inspection Opens/Draw Begins 6:00pm                    Mandatory Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified …

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358-Modified, Sportsman Racers Can Gain Syracuse Qualifying Positions with Strong Runs Saturday Night at Dunn Tire Raceway Park

LANCASTER, N.Y. – June 24, 2011 – Two qualifying positions to events at Syracuse in October will be on the line Tuesday, June 28, at Dunn Tire Raceway Park. The 358-Modified winner plus the highest-finishing Sportsman Modified racer stand to benefit from their success on Tuesday evening at Dunn Tire Raceway Park. The 358-Modified winner will receive a preferred qualifying position for the 358-Modified event during 40th edition of Super DIRT Week Oct. 5-9 at the New York State Fairgrounds while the best Sportsman Modified finisher in the event will …

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2011 BIG SHOW SPORTSMAN NOTES – Brett Hearn’s – The Big DIRT Show III

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, New York Ø On Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, the Orange County Sportsman Modifieds will race as part of the program.   Ø ALL Orange County Fair Speedway Sportsman Modified track rules apply. Is this a Safety Kleen Mr. DIRTcar Championship or Orange County track point event? Ø A:  Yes. The Orange County DIRTcar Big-Block Modified and Orange County Sportsman Modified competitors will be awarded “Show Up” points for this event.   Does a driver have to be a DIRTcar member to …

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DIRT Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Inducts Racing Legends Cook, Taylor and Hoffman

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – May 29, 2011 – Legendary racers Jerry Cook, Irv Taylor and Doug Hoffman were honored Sunday with their inductions into the DIRT Northeast Modified Hall of Fame as part of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend. Jerry Cook, a six-time NASCAR Modified champion, was introduced to the gathering by long-time friend and associate Pete Hollebrand Jr. Hollebrand covered Cook’s career and gave insight into what made Jerry Cook one of NASCAR’s Top 50 All-Time drivers. Cook accepted the award mentioning the all of the help he received over the years …

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Fuller Charges to Super DIRTcar Series Victory at Rolling Wheels

Decker tops Safety-Kleen Shootout; Reakes IV, Smith also All-Star winners ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – May 29, 2011 – After going winless 2010, Tim Fuller charged to victory on Sunday night in the 2011 Super DIRTcar Series season opener at the Third Annual DIRTcar All-Star Weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. A huge crowd at “The Fast Track” was treated to an incredible night of racing that included not only the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series, but also DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and two unique races, the Pro Stock/Stock Car Challenge and the …

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2010 Competitor Notes – Sportsman Modified – Cornwall Motor Speedway

Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Event #3 – Twin Jiffy Auto Service ‘50’s DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts; Chip Burdick                                          315-778-3407         cburdick@dirtcar.com Gary Spaid                                             585-734-5959         aces2@frontiernet.net Bob Dini                                                 917-939-5417         bdini@dirtcar.com Scott Fremouw                                       315-521-0530         sfremouw@dirtcar.com Jamie Weaknecht                                  610-349-5413         SuperDIRTpr@dirtcar.com Joe Skotnicki                                         704-796-4566         jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Cornwall Speedway Ron Morin                                              613-938-3945 Carol Flanagan                                     613-938-3945         carol@cornwallspeedway.com Event Schedule;   Sunday – June 5th, 2011 – DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Jiffy Auto Service ‘50’   General Daily Schedule: 3:30 pm – Pit Gates Open, Transporter Parking, Teams Enter (Draw Begins), Inspection Begins 4:30 pm – Driver’s …

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Larry Fink Overseeing DIRTcar Track Preparation at Rolling Wheels, N.Y. State Fairgrounds

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — May 25, 2011 — The Third Annual DIRTcar All-Star Weekend event on Sunday, May 29, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park might be the season opener for the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series, but one thing competitors can look forward to is a new approach to preparing the racing surface.   DIRTcar Racing knows that for superstar drivers to showcase their skills, the condition of the track is critical. With that in mind, DIRTcar has added Larry Fink to its team as the Manager of Track Facilities to …

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Outstanding Women in Racing Award Winner: Audrey Payne

Imagine, if you will the sight. Here it was 1988 and the little quarter mile race track located in the Cortland-Blodgett Mills Area, known as Skyline Speedway, which had laid dormant since 1980 was a mess. Nearly every building on the property had fallen down; brush and debris were everywhere and the pits were filled with junk. “We were very naïve,” Audrey Payne commented about the track that her and her husband Frank had just purchased. Frank, who owned a repair shop was never a driver but had fielded a …

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NE Hall of Fame to Honor Dirt, Asphalt Star Doug Hoffman

By Buffy Swanson Pennsylvania racing veteran Doug Hoffman, whose storied career straddles both dirt and paved speedways, will be honored as a 2011 Northeast Modified Hall of Fame inductee on Sunday, May 29 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, as part of DIRTcar’s All-Star Weekend in Central New York.   Hoffman, 52, began his racing career as a lark in the summer of 1977 at the now defunct Dorney Park Speedway, near his home in Allentown, driving a Late Model #60over to victory his fifth time behind the wheel. He won …

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New Jerseyman Dick Cozze Garners Northeast Hall Of Fame Car Owner Award

Weedsport, NY – May 1, 2011 – Tom Skibinski, NE Hall of Fame Selection Committee   Veteran owner Richard Cozze from Jutland, New Jersey will receive the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame ‘Gene DeWitt Outstanding Car Owner’ Award in 2011.   The 20th annual driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 29 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at neighboring Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge.   Gaining membership in the Eastern Motorsport Press Association’s Hall in 2006, …

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Outstanding Women in Racing Award Winner: Carol Demling Haynes

The year was 1972 and Carol Demling Hayes came to work for George and Doug Caruso-owned Speedway Press to be a on staff writer.  Carol came to her new job after being employed for two years for a company in Maryland. Not previously a race fan and because of her work at Speedway Press she started going to the races with her former husband and the more she went the more involved she became in the sport. She became a race fan, who spent Fridays and Sundays at the “Wheels” …

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JERRY COOK NAMED TO DIRT HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011

By: Lew Boyd and Andy Fusco Although Jerry Cook is well known as one of NASCAR’s most successful asphalt drivers ever, many fans have forgotten just what a great career “Cookie” had on dirt before becoming a master of macadam.

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RON STE MARIE NAMED DIRT HALL OF FAME MECHANIC OF THE YEAR

By Andy Fusco Weedsport, NY — The crew chief who masterminded Stewart Friesen’s victory in the 2010 Super DIRT Week SEF 200 — Ron Ste Marie — has been named as the “Mechanic of the Year” by the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Committee. Ste Marie, age 36, regularly crews for the Buzz Chew Chevrolet NASCAR modified team, driven by Bryon. His connection to Syracuse came via Friesen, who also operates out of the Chew shop near Old Forge. Ste Marie has vast experience in long distance NASCAR racing. …

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LADABOUCHE NAMED DIRT HALL OF FAME 2011 SAMMONS AWARD RECIPIENT

BY: Andy Fusco Weedsport, NY — Don’t let the name fool you. Everybody knows that the late, great Catamount Stadium in Milton, Vermont was a phenomenal asphalt track. But, its cyber survivor, www.catamountstadium.com, is one of the best modified history sites —- dirt or blacktop —- anywhere on the world-wide web.

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