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‘A.J. Slideways’ Reunites With Sherlock Motorsports For Mr. DIRTcar Title Bid

Weedsport,NY — ‘A.J. Slideways’ Reunites With Sherlock Motorsports For Mr. DIRTcar Title Bid Weedsport, NY – February 8, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Some New Yorkers reach the age of 50 and depart for Florida looking for a new home. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified legend Alan Johnson will be thinking about only one thing when he heads toward the Sunshine State next week, and scoping out a retirement community is the furthest from his mind. “I’m starting out with some of the best equipment I’ve ever …

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Jared Landers Drives Mark Martin Ford-Sponsored Car To Victory In Thursday’s UMP DIRTcar Modified Feature At Volusia

Barberville, FL — Jared Landers of Batesville , Ark. , registered a flag-to-flag victory in Thursday night’s 20-lap UMP DIRTcar Modified feature during the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Driving a Mullins-powered Shaw car that sports sponsorship from Mark Martin Ford, Landers blasted off the pole position to lead the entire distance. He was never seriously challenged en route to the $1,000 top prize. The 25-year-old Landers, whose father is a business partner of NASCAR veteran and Batesville native Mark Martin in the operation of the …

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Mohawk Int’l Raceway Inks Mr. DIRTcar 358 Race

Weedsport,NY — Officials at Mohawk International Raceway, formerly known as Frogtown Int’l Speedway, have released an action-packed 2008 schedule highlighted by the return of the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series to the popular Akwesasne (Hogansburg), N.Y. layout. The inaugural running of the “Akwesasne 100” slated for Thursday, August 21 marks the 20th DIRTcar Championship event at Mohawk Int’l for the 358-Modifieds and the first Small-Block tour race scheduled there since 2005. “The track name change and bringing back a Modified championship event tie together well for ushering in a new …

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Drake, Johnson Build Momentum For Alltel All-Star Battle

Barberville, FL — Building on the opening night of action at the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals, Round 2 proved to be even more exciting on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park. Feature events were whittled from more the 80 UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and more than 50 410-Sprint Cars, with every driver attempting to add their name to the ballot to become an Alltel All-Star. NASCAR star Kenny Schrader did his best to run down Scott Drake in UMP DIRTcar Modifieds, but with Jared Larson in the mix running side-by-side …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Four-Compound Tire Rule Set For Reintroduction Next Week At Volusia

Concord, NC — Will Expand Options Of Weekly Tracks When Regular Season Begins UMP DIRTcar Racing will reintroduce two additional tire compounds into the Super Late Model division beginning next week with the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, but the circuit-wide use of the four-compound option when the organization’s regular season starts will be a track-to-track decision. UMP DIRTcar Racing director Sam Driggers stresses that the expanded tire rule, which returns Hoosier LM-10 and LM-30 compounds to competition alongside the previously approved LM-20 and LM-40 compounds, …

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Missouri’s Drake Holds Off Landers & Schrader For Wednesday UMP DIRTcar Modified Victory At Volusia

Barberville, FL — Scott Drake kept the spotlight on the Show-Me State during the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals with a victory in Wednesday night’s 20-lap UMP DIRTcar Modified feature at Volusia Speedway Park . The Webb City , Mo. , veteran became the second Missouri driver in as many nights to bag a $1,000 triumph at the half-mile oval, following in the tire tracks of his teammate Jesse Stovall of Branson , Mo. Drake, a 36-year-old who spends the majority of his time racing a dirt Late Model throughout …

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