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Weedsport Speedway Hosts NAPA Super DIRT Week Kick-Off Party

358 Modifieds and Sportsman on the Card at Weedsport Speedway   WEEDSPORT, NY (September 25, 2018) – More than 100 DIRTcar Sportsman drivers have taken on Weedsport Speedway in 2018 with Dave Marcuccilli leading the way in the Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series after six point paying events, with a champion officially being declared during the Wednesday, October 3 Super DIRT Week Kick-Off, presented by Ferris Industries. Since opening the series on May 20, Marcuccilli has claimed a series leading three main event wins on the season, including yet another …

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Utrica-Rome Speedway Kicks-Off NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week

358 Modifieds and Sportsman Race for Fall Championship Points VERNON, NY- With Super DIRT Week XLVII just days away, that also means that the final event on the half-mile oval at Utica-Rome Speedway is upon us. This Tuesday, October 2, it will the return of the Super DIRT Week Pre-Game event that features the 100-lap $4,000 to win DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, the $3,000 to win Cole Cup for the 360 Sprints, plus the $1,000 to win DIRTcar Sportsman Fall Championship Series. Last year, this event saw some late race passes …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap 9/21-9/22

CONCORD, NC – September 24, 2018 – Mother Nature allowed the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds to get 5 out of 6 races in this past weekend September 21-22. Unfortunately, Le RPM was rained out on Friday, September 21. Brad Rouse wrapped up the Western Region Championship at Brighton Speedway’s two-day Applefest, but James M. Friesen kept him from running the table with a win in the second race of the weekend. The Central Region schedule concluded with Dave Constantino and Chad Edwards splitting the Fonda Speedway races in hard-fought victories. Kevin …

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Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap CONCORD, NC – September 17, 2018 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds of the Northern and Central Regions squared off for a pair of highly entertaining and unpredictable races at Brewerton Speedway and Mohawk Int’l Raceway September 14-15 respectively. Alan Fink took the Central Region victory at Brewerton Speedway after an incredible battle amongst the top 5. The finish of Mohawk Int’l Raceway’s Northern Region contest ended in equally dramatic conclusion. Coming up next is jammed Sportsman Modified tour schedule as all three regions are in …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap

CONCORD, NC – September 10, 2018 – Three out of four DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Tour races were able to run this weekend as Humberstone Speedway was unfortunately rained out on Sunday, September 9. Friday, September 7 had both the Western Region and the Central Region tours in action. Brad Rouse bested the thirty-car field at Ransomville Speedway while Bob Henry Jr. won his first Tour race of the year at Can-Am Speedway. Then on Saturday, September 8, Brad Rouse took the trip to Victory Lane again for back-to-back wins, this …

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Penalty Report 09/01/18

CONCORD, NC — Sept. 5, 2018 — Northeast Sportsman Modified driver Mike Phelps has been penalized for failing to comply with a required engine inspection at Fulton Speedway on Sept. 1, 2018. Phelps, who crossed the line first in the second feature event, was one of ten cars included in the tech inspection process. After officials noticed that the GM Seal bolts on Phelps’ GM 602 Crate Engine appeared to have been tampered with, an engine removal was ordered for post-event testing. Phelps ignored the request and left the property. Competitor:  Mike …

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Martin Pelletier Dominates Sportsman Modified Field at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Martin Pelletier leads all 50-laps to win his second DIRTcar Sportsman series race in 2018. CORNWALL, ONT – September 2, 2018 – Martin Pelletier showed everyone why he was the guy to beat in the northern portion of the DIRTcar Sportsman division as he led all 50 laps in the feature to capture a second win on the tour this season. ‘’I was lucky in the draw, I am not sure I would have been able to pass so many cars as the track was tacky’’ mentioned a humble Pelletier …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Schedule Gets Busy

CONCORD, N.C. – With the weekly racing seasons ending and track championships wrapping up, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified schedule begins to take off in the North, Central, and Western Regions. Hundreds of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified competitors have raced hard all year in DIRTcar Northeast races in Quebec,  Western New York/Ontario, and Central New York. Teams are preparing for the packed schedule as well as two huge special events, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII at Oswego Speedway and the DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championships in Charlotte. First …

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Penalty Report 08/28/18

CONCORD, NC — Aug. 28, 2018 — On August 25, 2018 Fulton technical inspectors did a routine check of the top finishing competitors in the Fulton Feature Event. During that procedure it was noticed that the GM Seal bolts appeared to have been tampered with on Nathan Higgins’ car. This prompted officials to request the motor be removed from the car and taken to the Kevlar engine shop to be tested. On August 27, 2018 upon testing the motor on the engine Dynamometer it was found that the motor was …

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Martin Pelletier Dominates DIRTcar Sportsman Series, Leading all 50 laps in Granby

Granby, QUE, CAN – August 10, 2018 – Martin Pelletier showed everyone why he is the driver to beat in the Sportsman ranks at Autodrome Granby, Pelletier led all 50 laps of the Lussier Chevrolet 50 to capture his first feature on the DIRTcar Sportsman Series. Pelletier was an happy customer in the winner circle: ‘’The car was great but was skeptical with track conditions but we worked hard, I knew Shane was close to me and he is good on a slick track, the track rubbered up at the …

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DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Spotlights True Grit at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — July 18, 2018 — DIRTcar and DRIVEN Racing Oil are excited to join forces for the third annual DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 25-27, 2018. The mega-event will once again give the best weekly racers from nine different divisions across the United States and Canada the chance to shine at one of the country’s premier dirt racing facilities — for a purse in excess of $125,000. “No other event pays homage to the weekly racers, …

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Pecore Wins DIRTcar Sportsman Event at Airborne

Courtesy of Airborne Park Speedway PR PLATTSBURGH – Shane Pecore of Cornwall, ON. collected the victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Series event at Airborne Park Speedway Tuesday night. Pecore took the lead for keeps on lap-40, when he and leader at the time, Devin Willis ran upon lap traffic. Pecore made a veteran move to slide past coming out of turn four. After a yellow flag on lap-41, Pecore elected to restart from the outside lane and drove away to a comfortable margin of victory. “You have to be on …

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Marcuccilli Marches to Victory at Weedsport Speedway

By Dan Kapuscinski WEEDSPORT, NY (July 4, 2018) – Weedsport Speedway’s 5th annual Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Classic powered by Stirling Lubricants once again provided its share of fireworks on this Independence Day holiday with Dave Marcuccilli earning his second consecutive and third overall Sportsman Classic trophy. Marcuccilli started the 75-lap Central Region DIRTcar Sportsman Series special from 8th position by virtue of the re-draw after winning his qualifying heat race, and stole the top spot from dominant early leader Connor Cleveland in lapped traffic on lap 66 after …

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Kevin Root Victorious in DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Central Region Competition at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON, NY – June 18, 2018 – Sunday night at Utica-Rome Speedway saw 36 DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds fill the pit area for Round 2 of the Central Region series schedule. After four Heat Races and a Last Chance Showdown, the 32-car field took the green for the 30-lap battle. In the end Kevin Root outwitted the competition for a trip to Victory Lane. With the win, Root now has positioned himself at the top of the DIRTcar Sportsman Central Region points along with runner up Matt Janczuk. Utica-Rome Speedway’s John …

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