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New Teams Find Victory Lane On DIRTcar NorthEast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — June 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With temperatures on the rise and weather conditions starting to grow more conducive to outdoor activity across the region, the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit is now fully underway with all 22 weekly tracks in operation as the long-awaited summer season approaches. Rolling Wheels Raceway Park continues to follow a specials-only format with two of its nine race dates already accounted for, while Super DIRT Week XXXVII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse is …

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Bloomquist Captures Record Fifth $100,000 Dirt Late Model Dream Event At Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH — Now Scott Bloomquist has one for the thumb. The Mooresburg, Tenn., superstar registered a record fifth career victory in the UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned Dirt Late Model Dream XIV at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night, turning back a late bid by Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa, to pocket the race’s $100,000 top prize – the division’s biggest single-race paycheck in 2008. Bloomquist, 44, was never headed after charging forward from the ninth starting spot to take the lead from Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga., on lap 24 of …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update (6/6/2008)

Evansville, IN — SOUTHWEST STAR: Anthony Madrid lives over 1,550 miles from Springfield, Ill., but he’d love to make a long trip to the capital of the Land of Lincoln come January 2009. It would be a quite worthwhile excursion, of course, if the resident of Phoenix, Ariz., emerges as the 2008 UMP DIRTcar Modified national champion – a distinct possibility considering the way he’s been racking up wins at the Southwest’s new UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned tracks and creeping up the points standings. Madrid, 32, has already won nine features this …

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DIRTcar NE Drivers Climb UMP Point Charts

Weedsport, NY — June 5, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for Northeastern Modified divisions are underway and so are the point chases for Pro Stock and Street Stock teams competing under the UMP umbrella for a second straight year. A new era in area DIRTcar Racing began last season and with the strong affiliation continuing between DIRT’s sister sanctioning body in 2008, UMP will once again be providing an unprecedented pool of point fund money that will be paid out …

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Planck Racing Teams With SUNY Canton For 2008 Season

Weedsport, NY — June 1, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series star Dale Planck has been competing behind the wheel of a race car for well over half his life. His teenage sons are now following in their father’s tire tracks. Together in 2008 the Planck family will be ‘driving for education’ as Dale Planck Racing has recently formulated a unique partnership with SUNY Canton. This season third-generation drivers Steve Planck, 18, and Brandon Planck, 16, will share driving experiences …

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Month of June Last Break Before Mr. DIRTcar Champ Trails Take Off

Weedsport, NY — May 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The month of June is the proverbial ‘calm before the storm’ when it comes to Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series competition in 2008. Fulton (NY) Speedway stages the only tour stop in any division on June 7 when the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series comes to town for the annual ‘Showdown at Sundown’ title event for Big-Block Modifieds. Yet once school lets out, its fast forward over the next four months as 65 championship events …

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