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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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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Veteran Mike Hammerle Moves On Top Of Super Late Model National Points Race

Evansville, IN — TIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Mike Hammerle enters this weekend’s action leading the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national points standings, but he knows his run in the sun will probably be short-lived. So the 60-year-old grandfather from St. Charles, Mo., is going to enjoy every minute of his stint in the catbird’s seat – just like he relishes every lap he turns on the racetrack. A short-track racer for 35 years and counting, Hammerle is a classic low-buck driver who pours his heart and soul into …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — GETTING BETTER: Randy Korte is chomping at the bit to go racing. Unfortunately, the two-time UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national champion can’t climb into his familiar TMCI Transportation No. 00 until his doctor says he’s ready. Sidelined since suffering a back injury in a Dirt Late Model Winternationals feature incident on Feb. 5 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., Korte is not taking well to watching races from the pit area as the UMP DIRTcar Racing season swings into high gear. “This is the …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Promoters of Year Ready To Roll At Oakshade; Earthquake Rattles UMP DIRTcar Office

Evansville, IN — TOP OPERATORS: UMP DIRTcar Racing’s 2007 Promoters of the Year are ready to roll out another exciting season of down-home, grassroots racing. Terry and Pam Henricks, the husband-and-wife team who operate the successful Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, have their first UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned action of 2008 set to go this Saturday night (April 26), with Sportsman and Factory Stocks (called Bombers at Oakshade) headlining the Bill Reckner Memorial card. The track’s marquee UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model division debuts for ‘08 on Sat., May 3, to round …

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Louie Jackson Captures Pro Stock Series Opener At Can-Am

LaFargeville, NY — April 19, 2008 – Jim Clarke, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Series Correspondent The Hits Keep On Comin.’ Elton John topped the hit parade in ’73 with ‘Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting.’ The Bay City Rollers hit it big three years later with ‘Saturday Night.’ On Saturday, April 19 it was Louie Jackson’s turn to top the charts as he scored the win in the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series opener at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, New York. An ideal forecast greeted the 23 UMP/DIRTcar Pro Stock competitors, …

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Stefanski Begins Pro Stock Series Title Defense At Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 15, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Reigning Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock points king Pete Stefanski will have history on his side when he opens the 2008 title chase at Can-Am Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 19. A decade of experience behind the wheel of stock car should only bolster his chances when the 14th Mr. DIRTcar Championship gets underway this weekend at the popular LaFargeville, New York layout. The two-time defending Mr. DIRTcar Champion won the only other Pro Stock tour …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: American Late Model Series/Northern Allstars Season Previews; Points Season Underway

Evansville, IN — READY TO ROLL: Another season of regional touring-series Super Late Model action under the UMP DIRTcar Racing banner is getting the green flag. Two popular UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned tours – the Sunoco American Late Model Series and Northern Allstars Late Model Series – are once again offering attractive schedules, purses and points-fund payouts in 2008 for Midwest racers who yearn to test their skills at a variety of different tracks. “Both the Sunoco American Late Model Series and the Northern Allstars give weekend racers a chance to participate …

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’08 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Opener Ready To Roll April 19 At Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A full-fender frenzy moves to the forefront on Saturday, April 19 when the Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series makes its first stop of the 2008 campaign as part of Can-Am Motorsports Park’s SUNY Canton season-opener. A top prize of $1,000 is on the line for the 25-lap tour winner from the posted race day purse of more than $5-grand. “I’ve been in touch with many of the top contenders from last year and most …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Steidinger Ready For ‘Illini 100’ At Farmer City; Track Lidlifters Abound; UMP Points Season Begins

Evansville, IN — DEFENDING HOME TURF: Wes Steidinger is happy that his homestate of Illinois is hosting its biggest dirt Late Model event ever this weekend (April 4-5) – the inaugural ‘Illini 100’ at Farmer City Raceway. He’s thrilled that the race is taking place at a quarter-mile bullring where he’s cut his teeth as a racer. And he’ll be ecstatic if he can represent the Land of Lincoln by winning the $20,000 top prize on the line in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series spectacular. “It would …

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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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Macon Speedway Announces The Largest Promotion Ever To Honor Our Modified Drivers And Their Fans

Macon, IL — Macon Speedway proudly announces our new promotion, “Best Fan in the Stands.” The promotion is to designed to reward our loyal modified drivers and their fans buy giving each a chance to bring home some extra cash each and every Saturday night. Each week a volunteer will draw a finishing number for the Modified feature event to determine the weeks Modified feature “Best Fan in the Stands” winner. That Modified driver will receive a $100 bonus and will get to choose his or her “Best Fan in …

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New Era For Mohawk Intl Raceway Begins With Frogtown Finale

Hogansburg, NY — March 22, 2008 — By Jamie Davis, Mohawk Int’l Raceway PR The last deed for Frogtown International Speedway officials took place on Saturday night March 15, when five track champions and other racers were honored for the final time under the Frogtown banner at the 20th annual awards banquet held at the Brass Horse Grill in Akwesasne (Hogansburg), NY. From this point on the popular Akwesasne based race track will be under the new direction and banner of Mohawk International Raceway. Racers, fans, officials and sponsors not …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — INTERESTING TITLE: There’s a logical reason why StormPay.com Clarksville ( Tenn. ) Speedway is hosting one of the most uniquely-named events on the UMP DIRTcar Racing calendar – this weekend’s fourth annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic. Like a zany minor-league baseball promotion, the ‘Toilet Bowl Classic’ is designed to catch fans’ eyes and make them giggle. “We came up with the name to get some attention and have some fun,” said Clarksville Speedway promoter William Scogin. “I wanted to do something that wasn’t the same old thing.” …

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