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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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WELLER WINS 1ST IN SHARON BIG-BLOCK MODS SINCE 2010; RUSH LATE MODELS TO LUNGER FOR 3RD TIME IN LAST 4 RACES; WATSON IS NEWEST MOD WINNER; DOUBLE REPEATS IN ECONOS; 1ST WINS FOR WAGNER & KOBY IN STOCKS & MINIS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH May 4, 2013 For the second straight week, Sharon Speedway was blessed with a beautiful sunny, 70-degree spring day. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Saturday night were Jim Weller, Jr.-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Bryan Wagner-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Jeremy Double-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Ken Koby II-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Sam Kavala of Titusville, Pa. and Paige Skelton of Niles, Ohio were the …

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Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 5 to Feature DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

Popular Event Promoted by Modified Star Upgrades its Pro Stock Race to Tour Event MALTA, N. Y. – April 11, 2013 – An upgrade to the DIRTcar Pro Stock division in Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 5 presented by Recovery Sports Grill is set to bring some of the biggest stars of the full-fender division to Albany-Saratoga Speedway. With the help of additional sponsor backing, the Tuesday, July 9, event, promoted by Modified star Brett Hearn, will play host to the traveling tour, the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series. “Those guys …

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Action-Packed Schedules Released for Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Northeast Series

DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, Sportsman Modified Series at Le RPM Speedway and Super DIRTcar Series at New Egypt Speedway among Additions WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – February 7, 2013 – DIRTcar officials today released provisional schedules for the Super DIRTcar Series as well as the DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock Series. The action-packed schedules feature some of racing’s longstanding traditions in the Northeast, such as NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII in Syracuse and the Eastern States 200 at the Orange County Fair Speedway, as well as some added …

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