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Sportsman Modified Star Chris Raabe Attracts DIRTcar Bounty Hunters

Weedsport, NY — June 18, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The DIRTcar Racing NorthEast record book lists Chris Raabe among the youngest winners ever. A recent bounty placed on the teenage Sportsman Modified sensation puts Raabe right at the top of those singled out for their success at such a young age. “When we were first approached about the deal I was really excited, not only for the publicity it would bring to our team, but for the division as well,” said Raabe, now 17, …

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Planck Racing Teams With SUNY Canton For 2008 Season

Weedsport, NY — June 1, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series star Dale Planck has been competing behind the wheel of a race car for well over half his life. His teenage sons are now following in their father’s tire tracks. Together in 2008 the Planck family will be ‘driving for education’ as Dale Planck Racing has recently formulated a unique partnership with SUNY Canton. This season third-generation drivers Steve Planck, 18, and Brandon Planck, 16, will share driving experiences …

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New Hoosier Modified Tire Debut Delayed Two Weeks

Weedsport, NY — May 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The anticipated debut of the new Hoosier D200 has been pushed back to Friday, June 13. The new tire was originally scheduled to be legal for use beginning May 30, however, the date has been pushed back two weeks by DIRTcar management to ensure the distribution pipeline is completely full before the tire is made legal. “We want to be certain that everyone that wants to get the new D200 can get an ample supply,” …

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Holiday Memorable For 1st Time Sportsman Series Winner Wiesner

Elbridge, NY — May 26, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Last year marked the first time Dan Wiesner penciled out a full touring schedule in the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series. Just two races into the 2008 championship trail for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s entry-level Modified division, Wiesner has proven to be a solid contender after putting the Monroe Wheelchair Racing no. 66 Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing/Troyer in victory lane Monday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park following the Aramark 30. His second visit to the winner’s circle …

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Jeremy Pitcher Poised For Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Showdown At RWR

Weedsport, NY — May 23, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Jeremy Pitcher hopes that 2008 will be a year of firsts. Recently beginning his 12th season in the highly competitive Northeast Sportsman Modified division, the new year marks Pitcher’s first-ever attempt at following the entire Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series. The Fulton, New York chauffeur is already preparing to make his maiden voyage to victory lane at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Monday, May 26 in round two of the ’08 Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail. …

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DIRTcar NorthEast Regional Point Titles On The Line

Weedsport, NY — May 13, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series underway for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified teams, so has begun the chase for the coveted regional points titles in DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s open-wheel divisions. Central New York standout Jimmy Phelps, New Jersey superstar Brett Hearn and Western Pennsylvania veteran Brian Swartzlander are looking to reclaim their regional crowns in Big-Block competition, with Hearn already topping the Eastern Region points chart …

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Decker Dominant DIRTcar Driver After Early Success

Weedsport, NY — May 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With the opening weeks of oval track activity already in the books for the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit and the first full month now underway, Billy Decker has racked up the most feature wins to date. Decker stands at the forefront as he continues to chase valuable points used to crown DIRTcar Weekly Racing Series Track and DIRTcar Regional champions in 2008. Eleven tracks have hosted DIRTcar-sanctioned Big-Block Modified races with 12 drivers scoring victories …

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Teenager Larry Wight Scores Sportsman Series Win Saturday At The Rock

Dundee, NY — April 5, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Larry Wight chased the entire 2007 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series and came away with an eight-place finish in the final tour standings to secure Motorsports Safety Systems Rookie of the Year accolades. Expected to move full-time into the DIRTcar Modified ranks, Wight made his first —and possibly final— career DIRTcar Sportsman triumph a memorable one as he collected a cool $5,000 in the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series ‘Pepsi 50’ opener Saturday at Black …

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Brady Fultz Defends Homeland In Black Rock Sportsman Series Showdown

Weedsport, NY — April 2, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Brady Fultz had two chances to show his worth on home turf in tour competition last season at Black Rock Speedway. Instead, the local favorite from down the street in Dundee, New York settled for the 2007 track points title with his first Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series event at Black Rock now just days away. “We caught a break as it turned out it, after the tour race was cancelled we found out the next …

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Holley Backs NorthEast Championship Series ‘Hard Luck’ Awards

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Long-time motorsports marketing partner Holley Performance Products has returned in support of the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit as it recently signed on to offer a special award open to competitors chasing overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in 2008. The ‘Holley Hard Luck Award’ will be handed out following every Championship Series event contested in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions during the upcoming race season, with one driver …

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DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Sportsman Teams Share $10,000 Point Funds In 2008

Weedsport, NY — March 30, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The DIRTcar Weekly Racing regional points program created in 2006 will continue to remain in effect for a third successive season with DIRTcar Sportsman Modified teams collecting additional rewards at the end of 2008. Open-wheel teams in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified divisions collected over $45,000 in 2007, with 135 drivers rewarded in the popular regional points program developed by DIRTcar officials to entice further competition around the entire circuit. “When we first …

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2008 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Ready To Roll At Black Rock

Weedsport, NY — March 26, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The door has been left ajar once more and in less than two weeks the first driver to fill the opening will lay claim to an early advantage as the chase for the 2008 Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship gets underway at Black Rock Speedway on April 5. Track owner Dean Hoag and General Manager Alex Hoag welcome the top DIRTcar Sportsman teams back to wine country in the heart of the …

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Cayuga County Chamber Of Commerce Meets At NE Hall Of Fame

Weedsport, NY — March 21, 2008 – By Dan Kapuscinski, DIRTcar NorthEast PR and Promotions Coordinator The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Weedsport Area Chamber, held its “Business After Five” gathering Wednesday night, March 19 at the Northeast Modified Stock Car Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum. “Business After Five” is a monthly Chamber event that provides an opportunity for Chamber Members to network with a wide variety of business people in an informal atmosphere. These events allow the hosts to promote their business, and …

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Hoosier Tire Expands Options For DIRTcar NorthEast Modifieds In 2008

Weedsport, NY — March 21, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Hoosier Tire has expanded the options for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Modified divisions with the introduction of the new Hoosier D200. “We addressed the teams’ concerns that it was taking too much time before the races to prep tires, sometimes up to eight hours a week,” said Shanon Rush, Modified & Late Model Dirt Product Manager for Hoosier Tire “We heard from teams that there was actually more tire wear coming from grinding and siping than …

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