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Hearn, Rudolph, Bernier, Yetman current leaders in Mr. DIRTcar point standings with three weeks to go

For third year, Mr. DIRTcar program supports local racers throughout the Northeast region WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – As the month of August rolls in, the local racing scene heats up and across the Northeast region many drivers are battling for top spots in point standings. In addition to track and series points, many local dirt track racers have been grappling for points in the Mr. DIRTcar Championship point fund. In its third year, the Mr. DIRTcar program pits local racers across the Northeast region against one another based on their …

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Danny Johnson ready to take on t I-96 Speedway in new ride

Western swing features second-ever Super DIRTcar Series race at Michigan track   LAKE ODESSA, MICH. – Monday, July 29, 2013 – Last year’s historic, first-ever Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modfiied Series race at I-96 Speedway took Danny Johnson to Victory Lane, and he’s ready to wheel his new ride there this year. The premier Big-Block Modified tour invades the Michigan track Tuesday, Aug. 6, making its farthest trip west of the season for the $7,500-to-win “Michigan 100.” “We’re looking forward to going there again,” Johnson said of I-96 Speedway. “We’ll just see how things go. …

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Merrittville hometown heroes ready to take on Big-Block Modified stars in Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial

Super DIRTcar Series heads westward to Thorold track for Canadian Civic Holiday race night   THOROLD, ONTARIO – Friday, July 26, 2013 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series kicks off its August western swing with a historic show Monday, August 5, at Merrittville Speedway. Now dubbed the Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial, the Canadian Civic Holiday celebratory race night has taken over the speedway every August since 1972. Modified racing legend Will Cagle won the inaugural event in 1972, and since then, Merrittville’s local racers have been stepping up to the plate every year …

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Planck wrestles lead from Dunn to take Super DIRTcar Series win at Autodrome Drummond

“The Natural” claims first series win with Mike Payne Racing “The Natural” Dale Planck, of Cortland, N. Y., wrestled the lead from Billy Dunn, of Watertown, N. Y., with 15 laps to go in Monday’s Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature, taking the win in a six-leader, 100-lap race. “The car wasn’t quite what I wanted it to be early in the race,” said Planck, who, after drawing the 12th spot, had his work cut out for him just breaking the top five. “I was just hoping that later in …

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Steve Bernier wins historic Sportsman Modified Series race at Autodrome Drummond

Inaugural Sportsman Modified Series visit to Quebec spells victory for Bernier   Drummondville, Quebec – Monday, July 22, 2013 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – A perfect night for racing greeted the fans and competitors for round number four of the DIRTcar Sportsman Series at Autodrome Drummond for a first Quebec swing in ”la belle province.” Adam Hilton and Guy Ouellette shared the top row for the 50-lap Sportsman event, Ouellette had a great jump and got the initial lead over Yves Leveillee and Steve Bernier as Hilton faded to …

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Matt Sheppard Hoping for Success at Quebec Super DIRTcar Series Races

Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Racing at Drummond and Granby July 22 and 23 WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – Despite his points lead, three-time defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard is hoping to improve his performance in the Big-Block Modified tour as it travels to Quebec. Sheppard leads by just 12 points, and has yet to capture a series win. “Hopefully we can have a little bit of luck, and hopefully we can turn the series around a little bit,” Sheppard said of the upcoming races at …

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The Big Show 5’s Dash for Cash Pits Local Drivers Against Series Stars

More Than One Chance to Win at Albany-Saratoga, with Dash for Cash, Heat Prizes MALTA, N. Y. – Friday, July 5, 2013 – Super DIRTcar Series star and The Big Show 5 promoter Brett Hearn is ready to put on another spectacular show this year, adding races and prizes to the usual series show rundown. Part of The Big Show 5, which runs Tuesday, July 9, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, is the 12-lap Big-Block Modified Morris Ford Dash for Cash. The Dash pits the top five drivers in Super DIRTcar Series …

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Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall

Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall Hogansburg Driver Works His Way to the Lead, Beating Hebert and Whittaker to the Finish CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Monday, July 1 – Persistence paid off Sunday night for Carey Terrance, who, after a dramatic late-race pass for the lead, claimed the Super DIRTcar Series victory at Cornwall Motor Speedway. An impressive total of 58 entries competed for a spot in the Sunday’s 30-car feature, and Terrance kept ahead, claiming a win in his heat race and drawing the ninth starting spot. …

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Twin DIRTcar Series Invade Ransomville Speedway July 3

DIRTcar 358-Modified and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Ready for Western New York Track RANSOMVILLE, N. Y. – Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – Race fans on both sides of the Canadian-American border are gearing up to celebrate national holidays at Ransomville Speedway Wednesday, July 3. The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, joined this year by the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, invades the half-mile clay oval for the Battle at the Border presented by Waste Management and FinditQuick.com. The 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature and 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature, scheduled between Canada Day …

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Super DIRTcar Big-Blocks Kick Off Cornwall’s DIRTcar Weekend Blast

Four DIRTcar series invade Ontario for June 30 and July 1 Canada Day special CORNWALL, Ont. – June 21, 2013 – The Super DIRTcar Series is gearing up to headline the four-division Canada Day DIRTcar Weekend Blast on Sunday, June 30, and Monday, July 1, at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The premier Big-Block Modified series opens the action at the high-banked quarter-mile on June 30followed on July 1 by the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Pro Stock series. Last year’s Super DIRTcar Series winner at Cornwall, Chris Raabe, made his way to his first Super DIRTcar Series Victory Lane behind the wheel of a small block. …

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Laubach Takes New Egypt in Super DIRTcar Series “Dirty Jersey 60”

Laubach Leads All 60 Laps to Super DIRTcar Series Victory at New Egypt Speedway “Dirty Jersey 60” Co-Promoter Stewart Friesen Takes Second after Starting Fifteenth NEW EGYPT, N. J. – Thursday, June 20 – It seemed like nothing could stop Pennsylvania’s Rick Laubach, who led a tough 60 laps at New Egypt Speedway Wednesday, June 19, staying ahead of a highly competitive field and fending off late-race charges from the series point leader to claim a Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified victory. “I just got the lead, and I know …

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Friesen Wins in Super DIRTcar Series, Hilton in Sportsman Modified Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Friesen First in Super DIRTcar Series Race at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Adam Hilton Leads All 30 Laps to Take DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Win ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – June 6, 2013 – After a night of history at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park experienced its own night of history in the making for the DIRTcar Hall of Fame 60 Wednesday, June 5. As Tuesday’s Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame honorees looked upon “The Fast Track,” as Big-Block Modified star Stewart Friesen claimed the coveted …

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SWARTZLANDER & DOUBLE ARE NEW SHARON WINNERS IN BIG-BLOCK MODS & RUSH LM; WATSON, DAVIS, FRALEY & GILLILAND KEEP ON WINNING IN MODS, STOCKS, ECONOS & MINIS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH May 11, 2013 While just about every race track in the region cancelled due to the inclement weather on Saturday, Sharon forged on with the “Steel Valley Thunder” program on Speed Energy Drink Night. Heavy rains Friday night and overcast, cool conditions led to a fast track and the show was completed just before the rains came again. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Brian Swartzlander-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Josh Double-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment …

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358-Modified Series Gears up to Take On Merrittville Speedway

WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – May 8, 2013 – The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series revs up north of the border with back-to-back races at Ontario tracks. The series opens Sunday, May 19, at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario, and heads west to take on the 3/8-mile clay oval at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario. D-Track Debut: Round 2 at Merrittville The excitement won’t end Sunday, with 358-Modified Series racers wheeling southwest from Cornwall to take on the challenging Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario, the very next day. The Monday, May 20, …

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