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Rob Yetman three-peats at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- October 11, 2015 – Polesitter Rob Yetman of Castleton, N.Y., won the DIRTcar NE Pro Stock 25-lap feature at the New York State Fairgrounds Sunday. Yetman’s third straight Super DIRT Week victory – a $2,000 triumph, was hotly contested by Francois Adam of St. Pie, Quebec. Adam was able to sneak ahead of Yetman to lead lap 24, but Yetman stayed on Adam’s outside through turns one and two and used a lapped car as a pick off the second corner to regain command. Adam fell short of …

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Veteran Pat Ward Racing Down Memory Lane at NAPA Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2015 – “Everybody wants to win the last race here,” says Super DIRTcar Series competitor Pat Ward of Genoa, N.Y. “Everybody’s coming with the best they’ve got.” For Ward, 57, coming with your best stuff to the NAPA Super DIRT Week “Finale at the Fairgrounds” that runs Wednesday through Sunday includes having his Gypsum Express No. 42p Big-Block Modified painted and vinyl lettered in the motif his father “Bud” displayed when he raced in 1970s. “When Larry (LJL Racing teammate Larry Wight) brought these panels …

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DIRTcar Announces 2015 NAPA Super DIRT Week ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ October 7-11


Premier dirt track event will move in 2016 to new location after celebrating more than 100 years of racing at the New York State Fairgrounds   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 1, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today this year’s NAPA Super DIRT Week, Oct. 7-11, will be the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” in Syracuse before moving to a new venue in 2016 following the State of New York’s announcement to remove the grandstands and mile-oval as part of the New York State Fairgrounds renovations.   “We thank the fans for …

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Guaranteed Syracuse spot for 358 Mods up for grabs at Ransomville

Battle of the Border July 1 is a DIRTcar 358 Modified Starter Series event WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – June 28, 2015 – The highest 358 Modified finisher in Ransomville Speedway’s 6th Annual Battle of the Border Wednesday, July 1 – a combination Big-Block and 358 Modified race paying $5,200-to-win – will become the fourth driver this season to earn a guaranteed spot in the Super DIRT Week XLIV 358 Modified 150 at Syracuse Fairgrounds October 10. Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. Billy Dunn of Watertown, N.Y. and David Hebert of St. …

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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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Friesen Blasts Around Syracuse Mile To Score Third Career Syracuse 200 Triumph


Canadian Overtakes Sheppard With 10 Laps Remaining For Dramatic $50,000 Win To Cap NAPA Super DIRT Week   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2014) — Stewart Friesen used a feathery throttle foot to win his first two Syracuse 200 Big-Block Modified classics during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. But to secure his third career victory in the division’s most prestigious race on Sunday, Friesen just put his foot to the floor and tossed his car around the historic one-mile oval like he was blasting …

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Rob Yetman claims second DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship 25 on the Syracuse Mile

Yetman joins three other Pro Stock drivers who have picked up two wins in a row SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 12, 2014 – With his victory Sunday during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Rob Yetman add his name to a short list of drivers to have won two consecutive DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship races on the Syracuse mile. Only three other racers have achieved the feat in the 18 years the race has run: Rocky Warner (2010/2011), Dave Schulz (2004/2005) and Jipp Ortiz (2000/2001). “It sure is special,” said …

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Susice clinches final Syracuse 200 starting spot with win at Rolling Wheels

Dramatic victory in 25-lap Big Block Modified “Win and You’re In” race changes Susice’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week course   ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – October 11, 2014 – Ryan Susice’s Saturday had a disappointing start. The young racer, 24, out of Ransomville, N.Y., stumbled into a Big Block Modified ride for Sunday’s Syracuse 200, but fell two positions short of qualifying for the main event from Saturday’s Dig Safely 811 Last Chance Qualifier. Fortunately, the day ended on a high note, as Susice charged from the rear of a …

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Hearn Captures Second Straight Salute to the Troops 358-Modified Championship 150 At Syracuse Mile


Slips By McCreadie As Decker Gives Up Lead To Dry Fuel Tank With Four To Go (Bill McGaffin photo)   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2014) — Brett Hearn did it again in Saturday’s ‘Salute to the Troops’ 358-Modified Championship 150 at the New York State Fairgrounds — and this time with a little dramatic flair. Seizing the moment when leader Billy Decker ran out of fuel and slowed on lap 146, Hearn split the gap between Decker and second-place Tim McCreadie to vault into the top spot and drove away …

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Jocelyn Roy to lead off field in Sunday’s DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship 25

DIRTcar Pro Stock Series point leader in good shape for series finale SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 11, 2014 – Quebecois Jocelyn Roy clocked in with the fastest lap Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds to earn him the pole position in Sunday’s DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship 25 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII. The stock car racer from the north circled the Moody Mile in 37.696 seconds to lock in the top starting position in the season’s biggest race. “My car was very good today, …

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Sheppard, Hearn & Phelps Flex Muscle In Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ Big-Block Modified Triple 20s


Top Three Starters In Syracuse 200 Score $4,000 Triumphs At Syracuse Mile (Alex Bruce photo)   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2014) — Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., Brett Hearn of Sussex, N.J., and Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, N.Y., rolled to victories in the Big-Block Modified Triple 20s that headlined Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ at the New York State Fairgrounds. Hearn joined Heinke-Baldwin Racing teammates Sheppard and Phelps in scoring wire-to-wire $4,000 wins from the pole position. The trio will occupy the top three starting spots in Sunday’s Syracuse 200 …

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Decker, Terrance Remain Fast With 358-Modified Heat Victories During Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’

Front-Row Starters Gain More Momentum For Saturday’s 358-Modified Championship 150   SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2014) — Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., and Carey Terrance of Hogansburg, N.Y., ratified their qualifying efforts just over 24 hours earlier by scoring victories in the Twin 20-lap 358-Modified heat races during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week’s Camping World ‘Friday Night Lights’ program at the New York State Fairgrounds. The drivers who will share the front row in Saturday’s ‘Salute to the Troops’ 358-Modified 150 authored very similar performances. Both led the 20-lappers …

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