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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Classes Of ’09 Flourish

Weedsport, NY — December 10, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With Motorsports Safety Systems/G-FORCE Rookie of the Year award winners Rich Scagliotta (Big-Block Modified), Jeremy Wilder (358-Modified), Robert Humphreys (Sportsman) and Harvey Arquette Jr. (Pro Stock) making their way under the spotlight in the annual ‘Night of Champions’ celebration, plenty of fresh faces were found in victory lane as the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit completed its 34th straight season of operation in 2009. Those same four touring divisions accounted for 60 first-time feature winners in …

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2009 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Point Leaders

Weedsport, NY — December 5, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The stars aligned once more for open-wheel standout Chris Raabe as the talented 18 year-old from Napanee, Ontario successfully defended his overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship, becoming just the second driver to accomplish the feat in 20 seasons. By October, DIRTcar Northeast’s youngest champion in 34 years had set fast time in Xtreme Lubricants qualifying on two occasions and registered a tour-best 10 top-5 finishes to capture the coveted crown for …

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DIRTcar Shock Absorber Decal Program Builds Momentum

Weedsport, NY — November 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director In preparation for the start of the upcoming DIRTcar Racing season in the Northeast Sportsman and Pro Stock teams continue ongoing preparations for the 2010 season. In the midst of those is preparing for DIRTcar’s new Shock Absorber decal program. As a part of the program several manufacturer’s have submitted shock absorbers for participation, including AFCO www.afcoracing.com; Genesis www.genesisshocks.com; Bilstein www.bilstein.com and Pro Shock www.proshocks.com. Whether purchased new or using inventory from previous seasons, every …

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New Ownership At Can-Am To Continue Racing Under DIRTcar Umbrella

LaFargeville, NY — November 25, 2009 – By Craig Revelle, Finish Line Web Design Just days after announcing his plans to purchase Can-Am Motorsports Park from the Caprara family, new owner Tiger Chapman, a businessman from the Rochester, New York area, has made it clear that 2010 will be a great season at the track. Consistent rules, lower concession prices and an emphasis on filling the stands on a weekly basis are just a few items that Chapman will look to address as the new season approaches. “We had talked …

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DIRTcar NE Officials Meet Friday At Turning Stone Resort

Verona, NY — November 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Member track officials from the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region assembled on November 13 to set in motion their annual Promoters’ Meetings as part of the year-end awards ceremonies with Friday festivities held at the Shenendoah Golf Club at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The hotel’s Adirondack Room was filled to capacity with nearly every DIRTcar NE-sanctioned track accounted for along with a host of World Racing Group officials and DIRTcar Racing Northeast staff members. …

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Lawson Tops Black Rock Feature Battle, Raabe Wins Sportsman Points War

Dundee, NY — October 24, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2009 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship came to an end Saturday night at Black Rock Speedway and it was Donnie Lawson doing what he had done all season long to win the Owasco Beverage Labatt 30 Championship while Chris Raabe did all that he needed to capture a second straight overall season title. As Lawson dueled with ’09 Black Rock DIRTcar track champion Todd Henderson to collect the $1,000 top-prize, Raabe …

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Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Finale Set For Saturday At The Rock

Weedsport, NY — October 22, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director And then there was one. For the 20th straight season an overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman champion stands to be crowned when Black Rock Speedway hosts the division finale on Saturday, October 24. With Brett Hearn (Big-Block Modified), Dale Planck (358-Modified) and Pete Stefanski (Pro Stock) already capturing the highest DIRTcar Northeast titles, its up to teenagers Chris Raabe and Ryan Susice to settle the score Saturday in the Sportsman ranks. Black …

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Raabe Dominates Sportsman Series Showdown At Brockville

Brockville, ONT — October 17, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Reigning Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman points king Chris Raabe returned to Brockville Ontario Speedway after a year absence wasting little time reminding the opposition why he was the 2008 track champion. The ‘Teenage Tornado’ set fast time in Xtreme Lubricants Time Trials then come feature time shot by front row starter Dylan Evoy on a lap eight restart and led the remainder of the way to take top honors in the first-ever …

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Williamson, Williams & Henry Score SDW ‘Futures’ Race Victories On Mile

Syracuse, NY – October 8, 2009 – By Kevin Kovac, DIRTcar Racing PR Teenagers Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ont., and Neal Williams of Pittsgrove, N.J., joined 35-year-old open-wheel upstart James Henry of Niagara Falls, N.Y., as winners in the ‘Futures’ feature events that were part of Thursday’s Super DIRT Week XXXVIII action at the Syracuse Mile. Williamson took top honors in the 15-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Futures’ race, while Williams and Henry scored victories in the twin 15-lap DIRTcar Sportsman affairs that were necessitated by the division’s huge field of …

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Susice Continues Sportsman Series Roll

Elbridge, NY — October 10, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent After a rough outing earlier Saturday during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds the already qualified Sportsman teams headed west to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park to complete their series race that fell victim to rain after qualifying back in September. After 30 caution-free laps round the spacious 5/8-miler, Ryan Susice out of Ransomville, NY picked up the victory, his third in the last five tour stops. For Susice it was his first …

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Billings Makes SDW Sportsman Title Run

Syracuse, NY — October 10, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Matt Billings came into Super DIRT Week XXXVIII never turning a lap on the “Moody Mile”. The recently crowned Brockville Ontario Speedway points champion took the lead at the drop of the green and totally dominated the 30-lap SDW Championship event that was stalled by to red flag periods before a single lap was turned. Billings was not only the winner, he was also Ed’s Garage ‘Rookie of the Race’ and one of the youngest …

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Susice Savors Fulton Return With 2nd Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Win

October 4, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Second-generation standout Ryan Susice continued his season of firsts as he collected the biggest win of his budding career Sunday afternoon in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series ‘Gater Racing News/Motorsports Expo 30’ to close out the Sportsman portion of the 24th Annual Fulton 200 Weekend at Fulton Speedway. In his first year following the DIRTcar Sportsman Series full-time, Susice matched his first career tour triumph registered two weeks earlier at Canandaigua (NY) speedway, where …

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Super DIRT Week Northeast’s Crown Jewel Event

Weedsport, NY — October 3, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director WHAT The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action for its 2009 Big-Block Modified finale as part of the 38th edition of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. Five straight days of trackside activity —including DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock racing— on the Syracuse Mile culminate Sunday, October 11, with the Rite Aid 200 Presented By Ferris & Snapper Mowers boasting a first-place cash prize of $50,000 to the winner. A rain …

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Rain Cancels Opening Day Of Fulton Weekend

Fulton, NY — October 2, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Rain showers throughout the Central New York region on Friday did not spare racers at Fulton Speedway, leaving track officials with no other option but to cancel the program that was set to kick off the first weekend in October. The Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series event has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 4 to bring an end to the 24th edition of Fulton 200 Weekend. Pit gates will swing open …

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