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Sportsman Series Racer Wiesner Hoping For Better Canadian Exchange At Brockville

Weedsport, NY — July 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Last season Dan Wiesner made the commitment to follow the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series for a second time and schedule a return trip to Canada, both of which topped his agenda in the summer of 2005. Now holding down the top ranking in the ’08 Mr. DIRTcar Sporstman Series point standings through the opening five races, Wiesner is once again looking forward to crossing the border, this time with better results on his mind. …

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Hile Romps To July 4th Sportsman Series Win At Brewerton

Brewerton, NY — July 4, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Chris Hile opened the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast campaign behind the wheel of his familiar blue no. 5J Bicknell Modified machine, only with a four-barrel carburetor bolted onto his Sportsman motor from a year ago. Friday night he was back in a full-fledge Sportsman ride, this time buckled into the pink no. 2K Kreis Motorsports crate-powered entry, and the result was a flawless flag-to-flag victory in the 30-lap Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series at Brewerton …

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D’Ilario & Town Score First Career Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Wins

Elbridge, NY — July 3, 2008 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Series Correspondent Even Mother nature wasn’t about to stop the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Super DIRTcar Series showdown on Thursday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Over 40 of the best Sportsman drivers filled the pits July 3 and when the curtain finally dropped it was worth the wait as Mark D’Ilario out of Smithville, Ontario and Todd Town from Jordan, New York picked up their first-ever tour checkers with a pair of 20-lap feature wins. The special …

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Brewerton Hosts ‘Fourth Of July’ Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Special

Weedsport, NY — July 2, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Fireworks start early when the stars of the Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series arrive in full force at Brewerton Speedway for the big Fourth of July holiday special on Friday. Another big field of Sportsman Modified racers is expected to jam the Brewerton pits, with round number three of the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series scheduled to run at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park the night before. In the first two events on the 2008 …

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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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