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Northeast Modified Hall of Famer Bob Gatien Losses Battle With Cancer

Weedsport, NY — March 9, 2010 – From Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The entire DIRTcar Racing community extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Northeast Modified Hall of Fame driver Bob Gatien, who lost a lengthy battle with cancer and passed away on Monday, March 8 at age 74. Calling hours at Les Jardins Funéraires Bessette, 997 Des colombes in Granby, are Saturday, March 13 7-10pm, Sunday 2-5pm & 7-10pm and Monday 12noon-2:15pm. The funeral service will take place at St-Luc Church in Granby on …

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Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Announced

Weedsport, NY — March 8, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Southern Tier standout Lin Hough, popular Pennsylvania pilot Ralph Quarterson and north country favorite Gary Reddick will be inducted into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame on Memorial Day Weekend ‘10. These three driving greats add their names to a stellar list of Modified legends that was started in 1992 when the Hall of Fame was officially christened on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in Weedsport, New York. The 2010 Induction Ceremonies will take place Sunday, …

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JOHNSON & SHEPPARD TAKE TOP HONORS AT CANANDAIGUA/CCFS BANQUET

Geneva,NY — The 2009 curtain on the DIRTcar Northeast season has finally come down with the annual banquet for the Canandaigua Speedway/Cayuga County Fair Speedway last Saturday night at Club 86 in Geneva, New York A crowd of better than 200 people saw veteran Alan Johnson of Phelps, NY celebrate his ninth career Cayuga County Fair Speedway championship. AJ made it two in a row and three out of the last four years. When asked, Alan didn’t have any idea on how many championships he had won at the DIRTcar …

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2010 DIRTcar NE Track Openers Announced

Weedsport, NY — March 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director 2010 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 35th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-six tracks currently carry membership while nine more ovals in the region maintain associate status as hosts for either Super DIRTcar Series, Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour or Syracuse Super DIRT Week qualifying events scheduled during the upcoming months. Beginning with season-opening events held the weekend of April 16-18 at DIRTcar member tracks, valuable points will be on the line for …

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AMI Graphics Official DIRTcar NE Sign Supplier

Weedsport, NY — March 5, 2010 — From Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director AMI Graphics, LLC remains the “Official Signage Supplier” to the DIRTcar Racing Northeast region and all of its member tracks as part of an agreement that continues through the end of the 2011 season. Every DIRTcar-sanctioned track will receive wholesale direct pricing on all track signage. Speedway officials are encouraged to contact AMI Graphics as the start of the 2010 season is now just weeks away. Located in Strafford, N.H., AMI specializes in the design, …

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JIPP ORTIZ READIES FOR 2010 ROLLING WHEELS SCHEDULE

WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK_ The Rolling Wheels Raceway may not have a bigger fan than DIRTcar Sportsman star Jipp Ortiz. The Ransomville, New York second generation driver has won a lot of short track races in his career, but waited until the 2009 campaign before taking his first Rolling Wheels Raceway DIRTcar Sportsman win in May. He considers Rolling Wheels as the one track that can get his excitement at a high pitch. “I really don’t know what it is,” said Ortiz, who has won five DIRTcar Pro Stock events at …

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Cayuga County Fair Speedway Hosts the Doctor’s Driving Clinic

Weedsport, NY – This year Cayuga County Fair Speedway is teaming up with the “Doctor” Danny Johnson to bring driver’s the inside look to everything you needed to know about racing! From Chassis set-ups to the ins and outs of driving essentials, the two-day clinic welcomes driver’s from every level of experience the opportunity to get one on one coaching from the “Doctor” Danny Johnson. With a career spanning over 30 years, Danny Johnson is notably one of the best dirt track drivers in history to date with over 297 …

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VP Spec Fuels Introduced In 2010

Newark, DE — March 2, 2010 – From Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director VP Racing Fuels, in conjunction with officials from the World Racing Group, DIRTcar Northeast Region and the Super DIRTcar Series, today announced the introduction of their exclusive “D” brand spec fuels for mandatory use by all Super DIRTcar teams effective April 1, 2010. “We had great success implementing the C12, VP110 and Motorsport 109 spec fuels in the U.S. and Canada last year,” said Jim Kelly, Regional Manager for VP. “Yet in an effort to …

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DIRTcar NE Showcased at Motorsports Expo 2010 on NYS Fairgrounds

Weedsport, NY — February 28, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit will once again take center stage with participation by many of its cars and stars headlining Motorsports Expo ’10, March 13-14, in the Verizon Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. An all-pro line-up of Super DIRTcar Series drivers has been assembled just in time for the 24th Annual Motorsports Expo ’10 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Headed by defending Rite Aid …

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DIRTCAR NORTHEAST CENTRAL NEW YORK TRACKS OFFER SEASON TICKET PACKAGES, LOWER PRICES ON WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Weedsport, New York_ With the 2010 season less than two months away, the Central New York DIRTcar Northeast racing scene is beginning to buzz with excitement as it’s three member tracks, Canandaigua Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway and the Cayuga County Fair Speedway are hosting new and exciting schedules. DIRTcar is also taking the iniative as they have lowered the cost on many of their admission prices for the 2010 season. “I know that the economy is tough for our race fans and we’d like to give them a break when …

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DIRTcar Northeast Racing Into New Decade

Weedsport, NY — December 31, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Racing is set to roll into another decade of speed already boasting 34 years of success around the Northeast circuit. Officially launched during the nation’s Bicentennial, 2009 marked the sixth straight season of operation under the World Racing Group umbrella with short-track stalwarts Brett Hearn, Dale Planck, Chris Raabe and Pete Stefanski capturing the coveted overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Championship crowns. Since its establishment in 1976, DIRTcar Racing NE has sanctioned both open-wheel …

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2010 Rolling Wheels Schedule Released

Weedsport, NY — Weedsport, NY – Ask and you shall receive!! In 2010, Rolling Wheels Raceway will open its doors with 10 times the ACTION in years past, as DIRTcar NorthEast headed up by General Manager Cory Reed dedicate their efforts into rebuilding events and attractions to the famed Elbridge, NY track. “We are excited about the schedule we have put together,” replied Reed. “It’s aggressive and has something for everyone. With roofs or with wings, with fenders or without, they will be featured at the Fast Track in 2010.” …

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Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Trail Up & Running In 2010

Weedsport, NY — December 18, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Rick Young Photo The 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series schedule is near completion with 13 high-profile race events comprising the current agenda. The upcoming season marks the 21st straight that an overall points titlist will be recognized in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s Sportsman division, with Mohawk Int’l Raceway returning to the champ trail for the first time in 16 years. “There’s been a great amount of interest shown toward this class,” …

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BRP CanAm Late Models Become the Newest Addition to Canandaigua Speedway’s Lineup in 2010

Weedsport, NY — Weedsport , NY – In 2010, Canandaigua Speedway will be debuting a new class among its season regulars as the BRP CanAm Late Models will take to the “Land of Legends” speedway for a seven race series; in addition to events at Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway, further penetrating the series into the heart of racing in Central NY. Debuting the first weekend in May, the BRP CanAm Late Models will accompany the Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, and Pure Stocks for a night …

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