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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: VanWormer Prepping For UMP DIRTcar Summernationals Title Bid; Hammerle & Sweeney Remain National Points Leaders

Evansville, IN — VanWormer, 33, of Pinconning , Mich. , certainly stands as the driver most likely to break through as a first-time champion of the Summernationals, the grueling test of Super Late Model men and machines that kicks off its month-long run through the Midwest on June 12 at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Ky. Ready to tackle the complete schedule for the fourth consecutive year, he’s paid his dues on a series popularly known as the ‘Hell Tour.’ “We’ve been out there on the road for …

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Charlie Langenstein Named Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Mechanic Award Winner

Weedsport, NY — May 21, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Charlie Langenstein has been named to receive the annual ‘Mechanic of the Year Award’ and will be formally honored during the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies Sunday, May 25 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event at the adjacent speedway. From DIRTcar Racing to the go-kart industry, famed Indy Car and NASCAR series, and most racing divisions in between, Langenstein has already …

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Carl Myers Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Award Winning Car Owner

Weedsport, NY — May 20, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Successful sportsman and businessman Carl Myers from Springwater, New York will receive the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame ‘Gene DeWitt Outstanding Car Owner’ Award in 2008. The 17th annual induction ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 25 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event at the adjacent speedway. Most familiar in the area racing fraternity during the new millennium as the driving force behind …

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Burgess & Marotta Receive Northeast Hall of Fame Recognition

Weedsport, NY — May 19, 2008 – By Gary Spaid, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Long-time ‘voices of Syracuse’ and DIRTcar Racing NorthEast, Jack Burgess and Joe Marotta have been named co-recipients of the 2008 Leonard J. Sammons Jr. Memorial Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to auto racing. Burgess and Marotta will be honored when the 17th annual Northeast Modified Hall of Fame induction ceremonies take place Sunday, May 25 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event at the …

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‘Fuzzy’ VanHorn Earns Place In Northeast Modified Hall Of Fame

Weedsport, NY — May 16, 2008 – By Gary E. Rowe, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Garden State legend Carl “Fuzzy” VanHorn has been selected as a 2008 inductee into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 25 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event at the adjacent speedway. Recognized around the Northeast behind the wheel of his familiar yellow no. 71e Modifieds for 45 years, Van Horn earned a reputation as a …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Hot Start Has Kentucky’s Randle Sweeney On Top Of National Modified Points

Evansville, IN — HIS TURN?: Randle Sweeney already knows what it feels like to lose the UMP DIRTcar Modified national points title. Maybe this year the Clifty, Ky., veteran will be able to experience the joy of winning the championship. Sweeney, 43, is certainly off and running toward his first career UMP DIRTcar national crown. He’s burst out of the gate strong with seven feature wins at four different tracks through May 10, putting him atop the national Modified points standings. “Sure, I’d like to win the national championship,” said …

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