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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Bring Big Buzz to DIRTcar Nationals

By Clayton Johns The 2017 DIRTcar UMP Modified season gets underway for drivers from across the United States and Canada this month in the Sunshine State. The annual Florida Tour takes drivers to three different Florida tracks this month, culminating in eight straight nights of competition at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Following four nights at North Florida Raceway and another four at East Bay Raceway Park, UMP Modified drivers have converged on Volusia for a shot at the Big Gator trophy as DIRTcar Nationals champion, and there’s …

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Volusia Speedway Park Set to Open Weekly Racing

John Allen takes over as Weekly Operations Promoter for the 2017 season CONCORD, N.C. – February 3, 2017 – DIRTcar Racing announced today that John Allen has taken over as the Weekly Operations Promoter at Volusia Speedway Park in advance of the 2017 season. Weekly racing will commence on March 12 and run through the first week of December. Allen, a 45-year-old DeLeon Springs, Florida resident, is no stranger to Volusia Speedway Park, having spent many nights at the track with his father, who was a security guard at the …

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Unified Dirt Late Model Specs Updated

Unified Dirt Late Model Specs Updated Rear Suspension Rules Revised CONCORD, N.C.– Jan. 25, 2016– Members of the Unified Late Model Council released a bulletin that further refined parameters effecting the suspension of dirt late models. All teams should refer to the series rulebooks for the complete rules and specifications. DIRTcar Racing continues to work with its partners to ensure the safety and consistency of its cars and drivers, and to solidify the sport in all its facets. LATE MODEL TECHNICAL BULLETIN Effective January 20, 2017 Rear Suspension and Suspension …

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Airborne, Freedom and Utica-Rome Speedways Join DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Home Tracks

Airborne, Freedom and Utica-Rome Speedways Join DIRTcar Northeast as Sportsman Modified Home Tracks in 2017 by: Clayton Johns CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 24, 2017 – DIRTcar Northeast officials are proud to announce the additions of Airborne Speedway, Freedom Raceway Park and Utica-Rome Speedway as Sportsman Modified home tracks for the 2017 season. The addition of the trio of New York facilities increases the number of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified sanctioned tracks to 17 for the upcoming season. Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY returns to a dirt surface in 2017 with promoter …

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DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership

DIRTcar Racing and Hoosier Tire Extend Northeast Partnership CONCORD, NC – (Jan. 20, 2017) – DIRTcar Racing is proud to announce a multi-year extension with Hoosier Racing Tire encompassing DIRTcar Racing’s Northeast weekly racing divisions and touring series, including the Super DIRTcar Series, the premier traveling tour for Big-Block Modifieds in North America. As part of the agreement Hoosier Tire will provide the same great products to racers at weekly DIRTcar sanctioned tracks competing in the Big Block Modified, 358 Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. Hoosier will also …

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British Columbia’s Jason Beaulieu Makes the Long Haul in Search of a Gator

British Columbia’s Jason Beaulieu Makes the Long Haul in Search of a Gator by Clayton Johns Jason Beaulieu will log the most miles of any competitor at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park next month. Just as he has each of the past six seasons. Since 2011, the 47-year-old Campbell River, British Columbia native has travelled over 3,300 miles each year to compete with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at the Barberville, FL half-mile. Beaulieu, who operates a tugboat company in Campbell River on Vancouver Island off the Canadian west …

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