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Pierce and Pearson Jr. Earn Preliminary Wins

ROSSBURG, Ohio – September 9, 2016 – Bobby Pierce and Earl Pearson Jr. captured back-to-back checkered flags under the Friday night lights, each winning their 25-lap feature events on the second preliminary day of the World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway. The 105 competitors were split into two feature groups – odd and even. On the line: $10,000 for the two drivers who outshined the field. The first feature was an instant classic – multiple barn-burners merging into one giant shootout in the closing laps of the race. Menomonie, Wisc. …

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Miller and O’Neal Share Opening Night Victories at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio – September 8, 2016 – Matt Miller and Don O’Neal shared the spotlight Thursday night in a pair of features that showcased the talented 108-car field that came to compete during the 46th Annual World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway. Each feature was 25 laps, with a $10,000 payout. In the first of the twin-features, 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream winner Dennis Erb Jr. lost the battle of restarts. With two yellow flags within the first few laps, the No. 3 Rick Delong Racing/ Dominator Race Products Rocket …

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Martin Pelletier Dominates the DIRTcar Sportsman Series race at Cornwall

by Martin Bélanger CORNWALL, Ont – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Sportsman star Martin Pelletier took the lead on lap 18 and never looked back, becoming the fourth driver to win on the tour in 2016. “The track was slick, and I was able to bring my car up and stick it there,” said Pelletier from the winners circle. “We will make a decision this week if we are going to Niagara, but we will make a big portion of the series.” Louie Jackson was the early leader in the …

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Local 358-Modified Star Gage Morin Captures Cornwall

by Martin Bélanger CORNWALL, Ont – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Local star Gage Morin captured the biggest event of the year at his home track. The driver of the #16 machine took the lead on lap 13 and repeated the feature from 2015 by winning the DIRTcar 358-Modified series event at Cornwall. “I have a great car, but this race was nerve racking. 125 laps is a long race, and I am tired,” proclaimed Morin after resisting numerous charges from runner up Chris Raabe. “I can’t thank my crew …

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All-New World Short Track Championships Takes Center Stage at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 3, 2016 — The World Short Track Championships, an all-new, three-day event featuring the best weekly racers from throughout the United States, was announced today by DIRTcar Racing. The event, hosted at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.), Thursday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, will put on the center stage nine divisions in pursuit of a purse in excess of $120,000 The mega event takes place the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, creating two-weeks of can’t miss, …

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Final Appeals Upheld in Dirt Late Model Dream Suspensions

CONCORD, N.C. – July 23, 2016 –World Racing Group Commission Chairman Potestas, motorsports executive John Darby, upheld penalties issued by DIRTcar following Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. The #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist were penalized after tire samples collected at the event and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis. Darby interviewed all five competitors, DIRTcar Officials and visited the testing …

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