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Championship and Weekly Point Fund Format for the 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals Announced

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The Summer Nationals kicks off on June 15, 2016 at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 21, 2015 – DIRTcar announced today the format and payout for the 2016 Late Model Summer Nationals championship. In 2016, the demanding schedule will be divided into five separate weeks crowning weekly champions and rewards from a weekly point fund. Each of the weekly point funds pay the top-ten drivers that week, with $2,000 going to the week’s champion. Drivers competing for a position in the points fund payout must attempt to qualify …

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2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule Revealed

Tours return during the summer of 2016 for two of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 10, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today at the Performance Racing Industry show the schedule for the 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Annually one of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports, the Summer Nationals tour kicks off at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway on June 15. For five weeks, the tour takes some of the best late model drivers in the …

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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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Raabe survives Morin’s late bid for 358-Modified Mohawk checkers

1st DIRTcar 358 Modified Series win for Ontario driver HOGANSBURG, NY – September 18, 2015 – Chris Raabe of Napanee, ON, won the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Frenchie’s Chevrolet 75 by a car-length over fast-closing Gage Morin at Mohawk International Raceway Friday. The victory was the first of Raabe’s 358 Modified Series career. After starting on the pole and leading the first 16 laps, Raabe was overtaken by Billy Dunn, who set fast time in qualifying. He regained the lead for keeps on lap 47 when Dunn’s engine came apart. …

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

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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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Ryan Unzicker wins Macon Speedway’s Summer Nationals makeup! Ray Bollinger takes Summit Modified victory!

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM MACON SPEEDWAY! El Paso, IL driver Ryan Unzicker took the lead late in the race to claim the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Late Models at Macon Speedway. Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Kevin Weaver, and Ryan Weaver completed the top five. The race was a thriller with Brandon Sheppard and Bobby Pierce controlling the pace early before Unzicker came into the picture. Kewanee, IL driver Ray Bollinger dominated his way to feature checkers in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified feature event. Brian …

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Desjardins wins DIRTcar NE Sportsman Series 50 at Drummond

1st 2015 DIRTcar NE Series win for point leader DRUMMONDVILLE, QC – July 20, 2015 – Mathieu Desjardins of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec defended his home turf and collected his first win on the DIRTcar Sportsman tour at Autodrome Drummond to extend his points lead. ‘’The car was great and it is really special to finally win a DIRTcar tour race at home’’ stated Desjardins in the winner circle. ‘’A win, a second and third, it is a great way to start and defend my title.’’ Martin Pelletier grabbed the early lead …

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Moyer Jr. Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Finale at Oakshade, Pierce Youngest Champion in Series History

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM OAKSHADE RACEWAY! WAUSEON, Ohio – July 11, 2015 – Billy Moyer Jr. needed a victory on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway to have any chance of winning the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship, so in the first half a lap he charged through the front row from his fourth-starting position and pulled away to win. The 18-year-old Bobby Pierce, though, became the youngest champion in the history of the series by finishing fifth, edging Moyer for the crown by a mere 10 points. Both Pierce …

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Mielke Powers to His First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Oakshade Raceway

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WAUSEON, Ohio – July 11, 2015 – David Mielke topped a 33-car field on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway to win his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature. Mielke, of Gladwin, Mich., charged out to an early lead, managed to stay up front through two restarts, and powered his way to the $1,000 checkered flag ahead of wild three-wide action behind him. Jacob Poel, Collin Thirlby and Brian Ruhlman raced as a pack trying to run down Mielke but finished second through fourth, respectively. Matt Hamilton rounded out …

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Erb Slides to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Farmer City

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FARMER CITY RACEWAY! FARMER CITY, Ill. – July 10, 2015 – Dennis Erb Jr. surged past Jason Feger with 12 laps to go on Friday night at Farmer City Speedway to win his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals race of the season. It took Erb, of Carpentersville, Ill., only 22 laps to push forward from his fifth-starting position and put pressure on Feger, who started from the pole. After stalking Feger for another 10 laps he finally slid to the lead and held on for …

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Harrison Clinches DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Crown at Farmer City After His Eighth Victory

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FARMER CITY RACEWAY! FARMER CITY, Ill. – July 10, 2015 – Mike Harrison fought off Ray Bollinger on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway to earn his eighth victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., clinched his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship in the past five years, and did it in unprecedented fashion in 2015. The series counts a driver’s best eight finishes toward the championship, and Harrison won eight of the 11 races …

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Clair, Hebert win DIRTcar NE 358-Modified Starter Series races

Gino Clair wires Granby field, Hebert on top at RPM Drummondville, QC – July 5, 2015 – Gino Clair of St. Edmond, QC and David Hebert of St-Damase, QC posted DIRTcar 358-Modified Starter Series wins over the holiday weekend at Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway, respectively. Clair led all 50 laps at Autodrome Granby to earn his first win of the season. He built a comfortable lead over Gabriel Richer and Dominic Dufault, as they battled for second. Clair’s big lead vanished when a caution was thrown on lap …

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Babb Charges to Late Race Victory at Tri-State for Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win of the Season

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY! HAUBSTADT, Ind. – July 5, 2015 – Shannon Babb passed Billy Moyer Jr. in heavy lapped traffic with two laps to go on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway to earn his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started sixth and kept pushing forward in the 40-lap feature, eventually catching and passing Moyer Jr. to take the $5,000 checkered flag and tie Billy Moyer with 90 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories atop the all-time win list. “It was …

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Beck Rides to Tri-State Win for First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY! HAUBSTADT, Ind. – July 5, 2015 – Dustin Beck outlasted a 41-car field on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway for his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory. Beck, of Petersburg, Ind., hit his marks in every corner and survived three restarts on the quarter-mile dirt oval to hold off Stephen Schnapf and Zach Fair in the 25-lap feature, collecting $1,000 for his victory. Mike Harrison, the three-time series champion and current points leader, surged from ninth to fourth with Josh …

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