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DIRTcar, World of Outlaws Saddened by Passing of Eldora Founder Earl Baltes

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CONCORD, N.C. – March 23, 2015 – The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes’ passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing’s premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint car series has returned to Eldora every year since, helping it to become the premier dirt racing series in the world. A master showman and promoter, Earl first built Eldora ...

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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 358-Modified Racing Puts Focus on Racers’ Home Tracks

New Home Track Super Series Starter ‘SSS’ bonus points program adds to series championship CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 4, 2015 – DIRTcar 358-Modified racers will have more incentive than ever to race not only their home tracks this season, but also the series in the fall. In addition to the traditional post Labor Day series events, drivers will earn points during the season from the new Super Series Starter (SSS) Events at their weekly tracks. The 2015 358-Modified Series Championship combines Home Track Points, plus “SSS” points, plus points from ...

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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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Fierce Competition Expected as DIRTcar Racing Tightens 2015 Late Model Summer Nationals to 28 Races in 32 Days Over Five Weeks in June and July

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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals shifts championship-deciding weekend to Prairie Dirt Classic in July at Fairbury INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 11, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing announced its 2015 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules today at the Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow at the Indiana Convention Center. The Summer Nationals schedule showcases a renewed focus on the series’ core events, tightening the schedule to just over five weeks beginning June 10 and concluding July 11. The series will include 28 races in 32 days ...

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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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Brett Hearn working on three in a row at Orange County Fair Speedway

Grueling Eastern States 200 could drastically shake up point standings as Super DIRTcar Series heads into final rounds WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 20, 2014 – There’s no question as to which Modified driver has been dominant at Orange County Fair Speedway’s annual Eastern States Weekend. Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has picked up 13 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series victories at the Middletown, N.Y., track, ten in the Eastern States 200. This year, the two-time consecutive Eastern States 200 Champion is looking to make it three in a row. ...

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Shane Pecore claims Falls Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series title

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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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Danny Johnson powers to DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway

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Photo by Rick Young, www.rickattheraces.com. Erick Rudolph crowned DIRTcar 358-Modified Series champion after Friday finale BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – “The Doctor” Danny Johnson outmaneuvered Modified stars Billy Dunn and Erick Rudolph to claim Friday’s DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway. “We started fourth and we jiggled around back and forth there for a little bit,” said Johnson, who claimed his sixth DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Brockville. “Then a couple guys there fell out, and the bottom came in good. My car was really ...

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

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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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