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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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2009 Mr. DIRTcar Champions Crowned In October

Weedsport, NY — September 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Racing’s 34th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast is heading down the homestretch as teams strap down for the final bill of high-paying extra-distance Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series races in October. Nine race dates highlight the last month of the season on the DIRTcar NE circuit, including more than a dozen marquee events shared between the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock touring classes. The ‘Rite Aid 200 Presented By …

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Rain Delays RWR World Series Sportsman Main Until Super DIRT Week

Elbridge, NY — September 26, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Evening rain showers swept over Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and forced officials to postpone the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman feature event until Oct. 9 of Super DIRT Week. Four heat races and a pair of consolation round events cut the 42-car down to 32 to fill in the starting grid before the call to postpone came as the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified main was just past the mid-point. The next event in the 2009 Hoosier …

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BOS Weekend Lap Sponsorship Available

Brockville, ONT — September 21, 2009 – By Steve Young, Brockville PR Director It’s less than one month until the first-ever DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals takes place at Brockville Ontario Speedway. The ‘Beast of the East’ will close out it’s 40th Anniversary season October 17-18, 2009 with the first of its kind event featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series finales for the 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes along with an open 360 Sprint car event and Street Stock invitational. Lap sponsorship packages are now being offered …

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Defending Mr. DIRTcar Champ Raabe Snags 4th Sportsman Series Show At Genesee

Batavia, NY — September 19, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent It doesn’t matter on what side of the border “Teenage Tornado ” Chris Raabe shows up on, he can find Victory Lane at just about any track. Saturday night at the Genesee Speedway Raabe had a hard fought battle with Don Spatorico before finally grabbing the lead at the halfway point of the 30-lap feature. Once out front, the current Mr. DIRTcar points leader had to battle lapped traffic and hold off Spatorico for a …

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Ortiz & Susice Take Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Checkers At Canandaigua

Canandaigua, NY — September 18, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Friday night Canandaigua Speedway played host to a pair of Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series 33 lap features. Jipp Ortiz and recently crowned track points champion Ryan Susice found themselves in victory lane, with Ortiz holding off Steve Gray to win by less than a half a car-length in round one, while Susice dominated that night cap winning by four seconds over defending Mr. DIRTcar Chris Raabe. Ortiz outran front row partner …

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Raabe Returns To Winning Ways In Humberstone Sportsman Series Show

Pt. Colborne, ONT — September 13, 2009 – By Dave Sully, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent The DIRTcar Sportsman Series completed a three race, three night set on Sunday, September 13 at Humberstone Speedway after competing at Ransomville and Merrittville speedways on Friday and Saturday. When the final checkered flag flew, 18 year-old defending overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champion Chris Raabe, from Napanee, Ontario and 19 year-old Ransomville and Canandaigua speedways titlist Ryan Susice were the story of the Trevor Wilkins Memorial 50-lapper, as Raabe took a …

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B.J. Willard Scores 1st Career DIRTcar Sportsman Series Win At Merrittville

Thorold, ONT — September 12, 2009 – By Dave Roberts, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent BJ Willard of St. Catharines, Ontario comes from a historic racing family in the Southern Ontario region. They have been around short track auto racing since the time when Merrittville Speedway opened it doors in 1952. His dad Bill Jr was a top winner as well as his aunt Tammy, the only female driver to ever win a Merrittville Speedway Modified feature. His grandfather Alan was a top flight racer himself in the early days …

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Spatorico Edges Panunte in Sportsman Series Shootout At Ransomville

Ransomville, NY — September 11, 2009 – By Dave Sully, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Don Spatorico from Ransomville, N.Y. ran down a streaking Greg Panunte to win a caution-plagued 50-lap Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series event at Ransomville Speedway on Friday, September 11. Nine cautions and a red flag for a serious crash slowed the event, but didn’t deter the tight racing. Recently crowned Ransomville champion Ryan Susice took the early lead from Cody McPherson with Spatorico moving quickly up to second. As Susice, who also captured the ’09 …

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Pro Stock Grad Jipp Ortiz Learning History Lesson In Sportsman Ranks

Weedsport, NY — September 10, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Jipp Ortiz can accomplish something no one else before him has ever done – capture overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in both open-wheel and full-fender classes during his short-track career. Yet to pull off such an extraordinary feat, the second-generation driver from the Western New York town of Ransomville will first have to survive a tough stretch of three straight Sportsman Series races this weekend. Then last another six weeks traveling around …

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Ortiz Rides To 1st Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Victory At Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY — September 7, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Second-generation standout Jipp Ortiz had won many races in Pro Stock and Sportsman competition coming into Labor Day night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park yet never a Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series event. All that changed for the Ransomville, N.Y. traveler on Monday night as Ortiz parked his Pizza Logs No.0 Bicknell in victory lane after 25 hard fought laps. Ortiz moved to the point on lap nine as he drove around both Ryan Susice and …

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