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Erick Rudolph Scores 358 Modified Series Win with Late Race Pass at Brockville

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Chris Raabe Crowned 358 Modified Series Champion by Clayton Johns BROCKVILLE, Ont. — Oct. 14, 2016 – Erick Rudolph took the lead from Carey Terrance with four laps remaining to earn his fourth DIRTcar 358 Modified Series victory of the season at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s 1000 Islands RV Centre Northeast Fall Nationals on Friday night. Rudolph started 17th for the 100-lap main event and methodically moved his way forward before settling into second on lap 87 and challenging Terrance for the point before leading the final four laps for 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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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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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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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 Pro Stock Series moves to Fonda

Top local drivers set to greet Series invaders WEEDSPORT, NY – June 12, 2015 – The 2015 DIRTcar Pro Stock Series returns to Fonda Speedway for the first time in 12 years as a part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event Thursday, June 18. Defending DIRTcar Pro Stock Series champion Jocelyn Roy of Ste-Helene, Quebec, Autodrome Granby’s Dave Bissonette and top Lebanon Valley Speedway drivers Robbie Speed and Rob Yetman – a former series champion and the winner of the 2014 NAPA Super DIRT Week Pro Stock …

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Warner Outduels Desjardins for DIRTcar Sportsman Victory at Can-Am Motorsports Park

LaFARGEVILLE, N.Y. – June 3, 2015 – Rocky Warner and Mathieu Desjardins waged a 35-lap green-to-checkers, wheel-to-wheel duel on Wednesday night at Chapman’s Can-Am Motorsports Park in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified main event with Warner eventually grabbing the checkered flag. Desjardins actually pulled out front in the early going before Warner was able to retake the point as the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic. Warner eventually drove to the win. Jessica Power charged forward to finished third with Dave Marcuccilli and Brad Rouse rounding out the top five. DIRTcar …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series rolls into Can-Am Motorsports Park

35-lap main event pays $1,000-to-win on Wednesday, June 3 WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – June 2, 2015 – DIRTcar Sportsman Modified drivers from New York, Ontario and Quebec will strap in Wednesday, June 3, at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., in pursuit of the $1,000 top prize on Bear World Discount Beverage/Blinky’s Liquors Night. The 35-lap main event is the second series race of the season. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series moves to Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Monday, July 20. St. Catherines, Ontario rivals Brad Rouse and James Michael Friesen were …

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Autodrome Granby hosts DIRTcar Pro Stock Series opener

Jocelyn Roy begins title defense at home track   WEEDSPORT, NY – June 1, 2015 – The 2015 DIRTcar Pro Stock Series will begin a seven-race schedule at Autodrome Granby in Granby, Quebec Friday, June 12.   Autodrome Granby is the home track of defending DIRTcar Pro Stock Series champion Jocelyn Roy of Ste-Helene, Quebec. The 50-lap event is expected to draw the best of the class from north and south of the Canadian/New York border.   Roy has finished 2nd and 4th in the first two regular season events …

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New Starter Series Events Kick Off 2015 DIRTcar 358-Modified Season Race to the Championship

By Jo Ann & Don Davies   WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – May 8, 2015 – New DIRTcar 358-Modified Starter Series events kick off the 2015 season for small block action on May 16 at Brockville (Ont.) Speedway before the championship stretch begins Sept. 6 with a 125-lap feature race on the highly competitive quarter-mile Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway.   Last year’s winner of at Cornwall, David Hebert, will be trying for another Series tour win and the overall 358-Modified Series title. In seven starts in 2014, Hebert had four Top 10, …

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Decker Kicks Off Super DIRTcar Series Title Defense with Highbank Holdup Win

Charges from 11th for Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified win at Fulton Speedway By Tom Herzig FULTON, N.Y. – April 25, 2015 – Billy Decker hauled off with the winner’s loot from the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Highbank Holdup 100 Saturday at Fulton Speedway to begin defense of his 2014 Series crown. Decker, of Unadilla, N.Y., started 11th in a 30-car field in the Gypsum Express No. 91. He took the lead from 2014 Fulton champion Larry Wight for the first time on lap 50, yielded to Wight a lap later …

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Rouse Edges Friesen to Win DIRTcar Sportsman Opener

‘It was checkers or wreckers’ in final corner at Fulton Speedway By Tom Herzig FULTON, N.Y. – April 25, 2015 – Brad Rouse passed fellow St. Catharines, Ontario, rival James Friesen twice on the final lap to win the DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Series 30-lap opener Saturday night at Fulton Speedway. Rouse put his Rick’s Delivery/St. Amant Auto No. 18R up at the top of the track and roared off the fourth turn to edge Friesen by a half car-length after Friesen had retaken the lead entering the third turn. “It …

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