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Rouse Edges Friesen to Win DIRTcar Sportsman Opener

‘It was checkers or wreckers’ in final corner at Fulton Speedway By Tom Herzig FULTON, N.Y. – April 25, 2015 – Brad Rouse passed fellow St. Catharines, Ontario, rival James Friesen twice on the final lap to win the DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Series 30-lap opener Saturday night at Fulton Speedway. Rouse put his Rick’s Delivery/St. Amant Auto No. 18R up at the top of the track and roared off the fourth turn to edge Friesen by a half car-length after Friesen had retaken the lead entering the third turn. “It …

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Warner Heating Up as DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modified Series Kicks Off 2015 Tour Saturday at Fulton

Highbank Holdup weekend features Super DIRTcar Series plus Sportsman WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – April 20, 2015 – Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., served notice over the weekend he will be a force to be reckoned with when the 2015 DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modified Series gets underway on Saturday at Fulton Speedway as part of the Super DIRTcar Series Highbank Holdup event. Warner, the 2014 Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Sportsman champion also known as The Flying Squirrel, landed in victory lane three nights running at Albany-Saratoga, Fonda and Utica-Rome …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Championship Battle Kicks Off on Saturday, April 25, at Fulton Speedway

Tour features 14 races from April to October, including NAPA Super DIRT Week   By Jo Ann & Don Davies   WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – April 16, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing’s Sportsman Modified Series kicks off its 14-race 2015 season on Saturday, April 25, at Fulton Speedway, and expectations are high as the tour will roll through New York, Ontario and Quebec throughout the year.   “We averaged just over 35 Sportsman at each Series race last year,” said DIRTcar Northeast Director of Series and Sanctioning Mike Perrotte. “All indications are …

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2015 DIRTcar NE Series Schedules

Series schedules for 2015. All events subject to change 2015 SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES DIRT MODIFIED TOUR Date Laps Track Size Points Event Winners 2/18/15 30 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Brett Hearn 2/19/15 30 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Stewart Friesen 2/20/15 30 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Rick Laubach 2/21/15 50 Volusia Speed Pk FL 0.500 N/P 43rd Winter Nationals Neal Williams 4/25/15 100 Fulton NY 0.375 100 Highbank Holdup 100 Billy Decker 5/20/15 64 Canandaigua NY …

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DIRTcar to Sanction Sportsman Modifieds at Can Am Motorsports Park

By Jo Ann Davies LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y. – March 16, 2015 – DIRTcar Sportsman racing will have an additional location on Friday nights in 2015 at Can Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y. “We’re very pleased to announce the return of Can Am to the DIRTcar family,” stated Northeast Director of Series and Sanctioning Mike Perrotte. “The location provides another opportunity for our Sportsman drivers to have a home track and be involved in our Series.” Built in 1974, the big half-mile dirt speedway is currently owned by Rochester businessman and …

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44th NAPA Super DIRT Week A Go October 7-11, 2015, In Syracuse

DIRTcar Racing officials working with county, state executives on 2016 and beyond CONCORD, N.C. – March 3, 2015 – As the 2015 racing season is kicking off around the country this spring, DIRTcar Racing is fully engaged in preparations for the 44th running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week on Oct. 7-11, 2015, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. Thousands of fans from across the United States and Canada are expected to return once again to the Moody Mile, with less than 30 reserved camping spaces …

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Former Racer, Promoter Perrotte to Lead DIRTcar’s Northeast Programs

Experienced motorsports veteran will steer Super DIRTcar Series, Mr. DIRTcar action CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 6, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today Mike Perrotte, a former racer and promoter, will be the Director of Series and Sanctioning for it’s Northeast programs. Perrotte, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been involved in motorsports for more than 40 years and will oversee the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series in addition to the Mr. DIRTcar weekly racing and the DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock series. “I’m looking forward to working with the racers …

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DIRTcar Northeast Series Director Relieved of Duties

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 21, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today that Joe Skotnicki will no longer be employed as director of series and sanctioning in the Northeast, effective immediately.   DIRTcar’s Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery will temporarily assume the duties until the position is filled. Questions about the upcoming Super DIRTcar Series season can be directed to Deery via email at tdeery@dirtcar.com or by calling 704-795-7223.

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DIRTcar celebrates 2014 G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookies of the Year

Wilder, Bernier, Ladouceur, Stabler and Hollner take 2014 honors   WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – December 17, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing honored the rookies of the sport during November’s Champions Banquet, presenting the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie-of-the-Year Award to the five of the Northeast Region’s up-and-coming racers. Korey Wilder, of Fort Plain, N.Y., took the G-Force / Motorsports Safety Systems / Number One Speed Rookie of the Year award in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified division. “It’s pretty intimidating to go down into turn one next …

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DIRTcar stars honored at 2014 Champions Banquet

Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Mathieu Desjardins and Jocelyn Roy among drivers awarded championship trophies   LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – November 23, 2014 – The brightest DIRTcar Racing stars of the Northeast region gathered at the Holiday Inn Saturday to receive championship awards and other accolades during the annual Champions Banquet. Big Block Modified star Billy Decker took home the championship trophy for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, finishing out the season with a mere six-point lead over Matt Sheppard after November’s races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. “Part …

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Shane Pecore claims Falls Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title

Strong run for Mathieu Desjardins makes him DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion   BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – With the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title within reach, Shane Pecore and his race team gave Saturday’s series finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway every ounce of effort they could muster. It paid off with a trip to victory lane in the 1000 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals feature race, but the win wasn’t enough to clinch the title. Mathieu Desjardins finished fourth and gained …

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Krummel, Butler and Sabia claim victories in Dirt Track Digest Triple 10s

Spellmon claims pole position for Sunday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Championship 30   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 10, 2014 – Friday’s qualifying rounds for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series during Camping World Friday Night Lights spelled success for a number of drivers who have earned top starting positions for Sunday’s championship race. Jimmy Spellmon, a regular racer at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., will share the front row of Sunday’s headliner with Mike Butler of Milford, N.J., after the two placed first and second in time trials. Spellmon, …

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Harkins, Slavin, Krummel, Jeseo and King pick up DIRTcar Futures wins at Syracuse Mile

Rising DIRTcar stars show what their made of in DIRTcar Futures races SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 10, 2014 – A cluster of rising stars strutted their stuff Friday afternoon, competing in the annual DIRTcar Futures races for “Moody Mile” rookies. Racers in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions who have never qualified for a NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week feature race in their division or higher took advantage of a little extra track time and a chance of glory at one of motorsport’s …

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Sheppard, Marcuccilli kick off NAPA Super DIRT Week with wins at Weedsport

Modified and Sportsman drivers gain momentum leading into their biggest races of the season WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 9, 2014 – Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., and Dave Marcuccilli, of Cayuga, N.Y., kicked off NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII right, picking up wins at Weedsport Speedway Wednesday, Oct. 8. “It’s the perfect weed to get on a hot streak. Hopefully we can keep it going right on through Sunday,” said Sheppard, who battled Western New York small block star Chad Brachmann for the 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win …

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