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Mathieu Desjardins claims inaugural DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series race at Le RPM Speedway

Desjardins celebrates his birthday with speed, winning at Quebec’s Le RPM Speedway   ST-MARCEL-DE-RICHELIEU, QUE – Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – Mathieu Desjardins gave himself the best birthday present he could get by leading all 50 laps to win the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series feature event Saturday, Sept. 20, at Le RPM Speedway. Local runners Martin Hebert and Mathieu Desjardins were on the front row of a stout field of 29 cars ready to take the initial green. Desjardins was the early leader over Hebert …

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Gary Lindberg charges to DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series win at Brighton Speedway

Benson Auto Parts Applefest Shootout Weekend spells victory for Lindberg BRIGHTON, ONTARIO – September 20, 2014 – Gary Lindberg charged to victory Friday night, Sept. 19, at Brighton Speedway to pick up his first DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series victory of the season. Dylan Evoy and Mike Maresca lead the field at the green flag with Evoy charging to claim the initial lead. Lindberg started sixth in the starting grid, but worked his way forward quickly, claiming third place by the second lap. Maresca usurped the lead from Evoy in lap …

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Brighton and Le RPM Speedways to host DIRTcar 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified Series

Sportsman star Cody McPherson hoping for series point boost    WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Friday, September 12, 2014 – Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the annual Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway in Brighton, Ontario, and DIRTcar series weekend at Le RPM Speedway in St. Marcel de Richelieu, Quebec. Friday, Sept. 19, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series takes over Brighton Speedway while the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series heads to Le RPM Speedway for a 100-lap feature event. The next night the two series switch, the DIRTcar 358-Modified …

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Mohawk National Weekend kicks of Friday, featuring three premier DIRTcar Racing Series

Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series to invade Mohawk International Raceway AKWESASNE, N.Y. – Monday, September 8, 2014 – Racers across the Northeast are gearing up for another big weekend. On Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, three premier DIRTcar Racing series will invade Mohawk International Raceway for an action packed weekend. The annual Mohawk Nationals Weekend kicks off Friday night with a 75-lap, $4,000-to-win feature race for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The following day, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will take …

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Mathieu Desjardins Wins DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series at Humberstone Speedway

Brad Rouse holds onto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series point lead   PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO – Monday, September 8, 2014 – Mathieu Desjardins from Sorel, Quebec won Sunday’s 21st running of the Trevor Wilkens Memorial for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series on Cosco Haulage Night at the New Humberstone Speedway. Jessica Power and 2014 PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Champion Gary Lindberg led the stout field of DIRTcar Sportsman to the green flag for the 50-lap main event with Lindberg taking over the lead from Power and Mike Maresca, James Michael …

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Cody McPherson charges to DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series win at Merrittville Speedway

Point leader Brad Rouse finishes a strong fourth MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY – Sunday, September 7, 2014 – Cody McPherson, of St. Catharines, Ontario, claimed victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series 50-lap race Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway. Brad Rouse was first to lead before Cody McPherson took control along the backstretch of lap 1. By lap 11 the leaders were into lap traffic. James Michael Friesen took second from Rouse down the backstretch of lap 13 with Rouse back in the runner up spot two laps later. By lap 20 …

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James Michael Friesen takes DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series at Ransomville Speedway

Brad Rouse claims series point lead with fourth place finish RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. – Saturday, September 6, 2014 – James Michael Friesen took victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman fifty lap series event last Friday night. Friesen was in a torrid side by side battle with Cody McPherson when a caution slowed the main on lap eighteen. Piloting his Manchester Cable sponsored #52, Friesen set the pace on the restart and maintained the top spot through the remaining laps. McPherson held on for the runner up position followed by Matthew Desjardins, Brad …

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Phelps Rockets to First Win of the Season at Rolling Wheels Raceway

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – July 24, 2014 – DIRTcar Correspondent Mike Mallett – The much anticipated ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ series finally got underway at the Rolling Wheels Raceway with Jimmy Phelps, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., grabbing his first win of the 2014 season in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified 35-lap feature event.  Phelps, driving his Heinke-Baldwin Racing No. 98h Troyer car, led the entire distance for the victory.  Dave Marcuccilli dominated the 20-lap DIRTcar Sportsman feature and Daryl Ruggles took top honors in the 305 Sprint Car 20-lap A-Main.  As a result of …

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Shane Pecore wins first DIRTcar Sportsman Series at Autodrome Drummond

Pecore wrestles the lead from Sportsman standout Brad Rouse DRUMMOND, QUEBEC – Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – A hot and humid Tuesday greeted DIRTcar Sportsman Series driver to Autodrome Drummond for round 4 of the Series as a fine field gathered for the 50-lap event. Shane Pecore collected his first win on the DIRTcar Sportsman tour in an eventful race. Yves Leveille and Brad Rouse were on the front row of the 30-car field that took the initial green. Defending Series champion Rouse took first …

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Martin Pelletier claims DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series feature win at Autodrome Granby

Pelletier picks up second series feature win of 2014 GRANBY, QUEBEC – Monday, July 21, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – The DIRTcar Sportsman Series was back in action at beautiful Autodrome Granby for round 3 in the series. Regular runner on the tour for the last few seasons, Martin Pelletier always seem to find a way to shine during big events as he used slower cars to get the top spot and claim his second feature of the Series in 2014. Robert Delormier and Corey Wheeler were on …

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Thursday Night Thunder strikes at Rolling Wheels July 24

Big-Block Modifieds return to “The Fast Track,” along with DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and 305 Sprint Cars ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — The rumble returns to Rolling Wheels. After an exciting Stars & Stripes Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811 Thursday, July 3, featuring the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series and the 360 Sprint Cars of the Empire Super Sprints, “The Fast Track” opens back up for Thursday Night Thunder July 24. July’s Thursday Night Thunder features the mighty DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, with DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and 305 Sprint …

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Danny Johnson battles Stewart Friesen for DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Ransomville Speedway

Justin Sharp picks up DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series feature win RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. — July 3,  2014 — After a suspenseful night of racing, at Ransomville Speedway Wednesday, July 2, Justin Sharp and “The Doctor” Danny Johnson claimed hard-fought victories. Modified star Johnson, out of Rochester, N.Y., picked up the win Wednesday in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 75-lapper after a tense battle with Stewart Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for the lead “The Doctor,” a regular racer on Ransomville’s 3/8-mile, was fast from the get-go, powering from fourth to second at the …

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Big-Block Modifieds gearing up for Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show 6 ” July 8

Bigger purse, new division make “The Big Show” bigger WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — July 1, 2014 — Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show”  keeps getting bigger every year, and it’s sixth running is no different. Set for Tuesday, July 8, (rain date Tuesday, July 29) at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, in Malta, N.Y., “The Big Show 6” features an increased purse and a new division to make what is already one of region’s most popular mid-summer shows even more impressive. Additional sponsorship this year has allowed for an increased winner’s share of $10,000 for …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series makes inaugural trip to Humberstone Speedway followed by action-packed race night at Ransomville Speedway 

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series wheels to Ransomville for July 2 event WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Wednesday, June 25 – The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series are celebrating next week’s patriotic holidays with a pair of action-packed race nights. The small block tour invades Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario, for the first time on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1, then heads straight to Ransomville Speedway, where it joins the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series for a highly-anticipated DIRTCAR doubleheader Wednesday, July 2. Dale Planck, who is currently third in DIRTcar …

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