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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 17

Weedsport, NY — May 18, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Mid-May marked the first full weekend of open-wheel racing scheduled on the DIRTcar Northeast circuit with only Canandaigua Speedway (curfew) and Autodrome Granby (rain) among the 20 weekly affiliates held back from issuing regional points toward the respective title hunts in Big-Block, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified competition. Small-Block teams chasing the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship make their tour debut this coming week on Victoria Day (May 24) at Merrittville (Ont.) Speedway …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 10

Weedsport, NY — May 11, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Unseasonably cool and wet weather conditions plagued many Northeastern tracks during Mother’s Day Weekend, although those racers able to hit just a handful of shows gained an early season advantage in the DIRTcar Regional point chases. With Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail action picking up in two more weeks, Billy Decker leads the Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series standings through a pair of 100-lap events while Steve Gray tops the Sportsman chart with …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: May 3

Weedsport, NY — May 4, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director With Northeast tour action resuming at the end of the month, Big-Block stalwart Billy Decker from Unadilla, N.Y. and Sportsman standout Steve Gray from Middlesex, N.Y. remain atop the point charts in their bid for the respective overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship. Decker holds a slim one-point advantage ahead of Florida DIRTcar Nationals Champion Matt Sheppard with round three scheduled at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on May 30. Gray captured the lone champ …

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May DIRTcar NE Championship Series Schedule

Weedsport, NY — May 2, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director May marks the third month of Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series competition in 2010 with all the action saved for the final week in three of the Northeast’s top touring divisions. The opening round of the Pro Stock Series is scheduled during a special visit to Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway in a big 50-lapper on Sun., May 23, while Small-Block stars cross the border on Victoria Day for the lead-off 358-Modified Series …

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DIRTcar Racing Northeast Weekly Points Update: April 26

Weedsport, NY — April 27, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director Big-Block star Billy Decker from Unadilla, N.Y. and open-wheel veteran Steve Gray from Middlesex, N.Y. are miles apart when it comes to post-season awards, yet each occupies the same position after points are tabulated in the early season chase for overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar supremacy. Two-time Mr. DIRTcar Modified champion Decker clings to a narrow one point lead over ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard through two Super DIRTcar Series events while Gray, whose only season …

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Thunder Mountain Ready To Rumble With DIRTcar Sportsman

Weedsport, NY — April 25, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The return of Thunder Mountain Speedway to DIRTcar Racing Northeast this season has elevated the count to 14 tracks scheduled to host the entry-level open-wheel Sportsman Modified division in 2010. Highlighted by special appearances at both the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, the Sportsman class will run weekly at a dozen more tracks making it one of the most popular on the entire DIRTcar NE circuit. “We expect to …

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Can-Am Motorsports Park – Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series – LaFargeville,NY – Results – 4/16/10

April 16, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series show scheduled at Can-Am Speedway & Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 17 has been cancelled due to rain. Also highlighting the Can-Am agenda tomorrow was the opening roundon the Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified champ trail. While the 358-Modified event will not be rescheduled, the Sportsman tour stop is now the $2,000-to-win SUNY Canton Championship slated for Wed., Oct. 6 during Super DIRT Week. The 2010 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series lid-lifter for …

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2010 Sportsman Competitor Notes – Can-Am Motorsports Park

Weedsport, NY — 2010 Competitor Notes Can-Am Motorsport Park Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Event #2 DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts: Chip Burdick 315-778-3407 chip_burdick@yahoo.com Bob Dini 917-939-5417 bdini@dirtcar.com Tom Skibinski 585-350-8997 tskibinski@dirtcar.com Joe Skotnicki 704-796-4566 jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Can Am Motorsports Park: Chip Burdick 315-778-3407 chip_burdick@yahoo.com Event Schedule: Saturday, April 17th – Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series – 30-laps General Daily Schedule: 12:00 pm (noon) — Pit Gates Open, Transporter Parking, Teams Enter 12:30 pm – Inspection Begins (Draw Begins) 3:15 pm – Driver’s Meeting – Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series …

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Black Rock Speedway – Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series – Dundee,NY – Results – 4/10/10

April 10, 2010 – By Rich Vleck, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent On an afternoon when the ideal groove on the Black Rock Speedway appeared to be the bottom, Steve Gray found a way to keep his DIRTcar Sportsman wound up on the top and going forward to score a decisive victory in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Championship Series opener. Gray, of Rushville, charged up from his 11th-place starting position into the top-five early on in the event. The race was marred in the opening section of the race …

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Gray Scores Sportsman Series Opener At Black Rock

Dundee, NY — April 10, 2010 – By Rich Vleck, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent On an afternoon when the ideal groove on the Black Rock Speedway appeared to be the bottom, Steve Gray found a way to keep his DIRTcar Sportsman wound up on the top and going forward to score a decisive victory in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Championship Series opener. Gray, of Rushville, charged up from his 11th-place starting position into the top-five early on in the event. The race was marred in the opening section …

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VP D99 New Spec Fuel Introduced In Canada

Concord, NC — April 8, 2010 – DIRTcar Racing Northeast officials have announced that effective immediately the VP D99 unleaded brand will be the mandated fuel for Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks in Canada during the 2010 race season. The Canadian government has delayed a final ruling on indefinitely extending an exemption that has been in place since 1994, one that allows leaded racing fuels to be used in competition vehicles. However, a final ruling on whether or not to extend the exemption is not expected to be made until …

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2010 Competitor Notes – Black Rock Speedway

Weedsport, NY — 2010 Overall Notes Black Rock Speedway Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Event #1 DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts: Bob Dini 917-939-5417 bdini@dirtcar.com Tom Skibinski 585-227-2939 tskibinski@dirtcar.com Chip Burdick 315-778-3407 chip_burdick@yahoo.com Joe Skotnicki 704-796-4566 jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Black Rock Speedway: Dean Hoag 607-243-8686 blackrockspeedway@yahoo.com 607-382-8613 Event: Saturday, April 10th – Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series ‘30’ General Daily Schedule: 9:00 am – Pit Gates Open, Parking, Teams Enter (Draw at ‘Sign In’) 9:15 am – Inspection Begins 10:30 am – 11:45 am – Practice 12:00 pm (noon) – Mandatory Driver’s …

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April Features Fist Full Of Series Specials On Northeast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the Super DIRTcar Series officially kicking off the Big-Block Modified schedule in March, three more divisions get underway in April as competition towards the crowning of overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions in 2010 swings into full gear. Three tracks play host to five events involving all four touring classes. Big-Block title contenders return to action on April 10 when Fulton Speedway stages the ‘VP Racing Fuels Spring Fever 100’ to lead …

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MSS Backs Strong Rookie Program In 2010

Weedsport, NY — March 26, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Motorsports Safety Systems (MSS) and G-FORCE safety gear join forces once again to recognize leading rookie drivers in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s class of 2010. The new decade of speedway marks the fourth consecutive season of direct involvement by MSS, continuing its partnership as the official sponsor of the DIRTcar NE Rookie of the Year program. Top DIRTcar NE rookies will once again be honored at the annual ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet, with the season-ending event …

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