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Driven Once More – The Role of Family in a DIRTcar Racer’s Success

CONCORD, NC – October 18, 2018 – The Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte is almost here. With over 300 cars expected across nine different divisions of DIRTcar racing, it’s sure to be a great show again in the event’s third year. Three-hundred-fifty cars in one pit area is a lot for one track to hold. But next year, the pits will see one less competitor in particular; a first-timer at Charlotte this year who’s checking the last item off his racing bucket list …

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NGK Named the Official Spark Plug of the Driven World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 18, 2018 — DIRTcar Racing has declared NGK the Official Spark Plug of the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. The three-day event, attracting hundreds of the best DIRTcar drivers from across the country will now champion the state-of-the-art Ignition Specialist.  “NGK Spark Plugs is the largest OE supplier and manufacturer of spark plugs in the U.S.,” said Danielle Orlando, general manager of NGK Spark Plugs. “We’re thrilled to bring our product to the weekly racer who understands the dedication, performance and quality we represent.” Since …

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Steel City Support – Pennsylvania’s Biggest Racing Extravaganza from Those Who Make It Possible

SARVER, PA – October 17, 2018 – The DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” – Over 300 cars in just three days, once a year, is a lot to handle for even the most experienced track personnel at the Lernerville Speedway. From safety officials to announcers and photographers, there are a lot of people behind the scenes who put in a great deal of effort, not just for the Stampede, but every Friday night to make sure the first race is just as good as the last. A few of which, shine …

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Pelletier and Beauchamp Winners, Root and Roy Champions

Pelletier and Beauchamp Winners, Root and Roy Champions By Tim Baltz BROCKVILLE, ON – October 12, 2018 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Tour was ready to close out 2018 as Kevin Root held a 24-point lead over former Series champion Brad Rouse. At the drop of the green flag it was Alan Fink taking the lead from the pole over Martin Pelletier, Cedric Gauvreau, Ryan Scott and Devin Willis. The Brewerton and Fulton Speedway regular was the dominant force in the early laps as he pulled away from the field …

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Brian Ruhlman Wins Third Feature Of The Season / Jonathan Taylor Clinches Track Title By A Single Point

DIRTcar Modifieds end the 2018 season at Eldora Speedway ROSSBURG, OH — Oct. 14, 2018 — The DIRTcar Modifieds were a part of “Last Call For Them All” at Eldora Speedway (OH) on Sunday, October 14. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headlined what was the third and final day of the “Best Of Both Worlds” race weekend at the ½ (0.500) mile high-banked dirt oval as over the previous two days, the DIRTcar Super Late Models were racing in the rescheduled 48th annual World 100. As for the …

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Steel City Stampede – Saturday Night Recap

  418 laps. 324 cars. 20 races. 13 divisions. Three days. One track. The 10th Annual DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” at Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway was another spectacular display of Saturday night short-track racing; this time, in marathon mode. The last of the 270 Micro-Sprint Car qualifying heats kicked off Pennsylvania’s biggest racing extravaganza promptly at 4 p.m. on Saturday evening to a very chilly Sarver crowd. 48 degrees was the warmest temperature the fans saw all day, and it only got colder as the night went on. It …

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Steel City Stampede – Friday Night Recap

SARVER, PA – October 12, 2018 – 255 racecars were in the Lernerville Speedway pit area on Friday night for the 10th edition of the DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede.” A chilly 45-degree evening played host to 24 heat races around the 4/10-mile, before a slight shower moved in over the area, moving the remaining two 270 Micro-Sprint heats to Saturday, before the last chance showdowns. Just shy of 100 campers joined the fans out in the parking lot, making for a nice bonfire presence at the end of the …

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DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” Event Preview

Thirteen divisions. Three days. One place to race. Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania is set to host the 10th annual DIRTcar Roundup this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 11-13. Over 250 cars are expected to show up for this year’s “Steel City Stampede,” and there will be no shortage of action with practice on Thursday, heat races on Friday and last-chance showdowns and features on Saturday, making it the only place in the county to see this many cars in this many divisions. Fans can expect to see …

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Pecore Makes Last-Lap Pass on Bublak to Win Chevy Performance 75 at NAPA Super DIRT Week

by Bill Foley OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2018 — “That will go down in history as one of the best at Oswego,” said announcer Shane Andrews as Shane Pecore and Robert Bublak Jr. diced through traffic in a nail-biting, heart-stopping final lap of the DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII. When the checkered flag flew Cornwall, Ontario’s Pecore eeked out a fourth-tenths of a second win over Bublak with Adam McAuliffe right there in third just a couple of car lengths behind. Pecore, after climbing …

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Larry Wight on Top of the World at NAPA Super DIRT Week

OSWEGO, NY – October 7, 2018 – Gypsum Racing driver Lightning Larry Wight pulled off a late-race pass on veteran driver Jimmy Phelps and held off the five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen for the $50,000 pay day. Jimmy Phelps gambled on racing the entire Billy Whittaker Cars 200 without stopping for fuel or tires. Wight’s lap 73 pit stop equipped him with fresh tires, which shot him to the top of the score card in the final quarter of the race. Friesen crossed the finish line in …

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Beauchamp Edges Out Dumblewski in NAPA Super DIRT Week DIRTcar Pro Stock 50

Michael Fry photo OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2018 — The NAPA Super DIRT Week DIRTcar Pro Stock 50 ended on Sunday with a drag race to the finish after C.D. Beauchamp gave leader Chuck Dumblewski a tap off turn four to conclude a 50-lap battle a mere .017 seconds ahead. The competition heated up on Saturday afternoon with Time Trials as Fonda Speedway regulars Dumblewski and Josh Coonradt laid down a pair of Fast Times, only .008 seconds apart from each other, to set themselves on the front row for Sunday’s …

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Batman Gambles and Wins $20,000

OSWEGO, NY – October, 6, 2018 – Batman Peter Britten took advantage of the new competition pit stop to win the Camping World 150 for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. Giving up his top 10 running position on track, Britten came down pit road on lap 100 to take fuel and a new right rear tire and then drove from position 22 to the lead to collect the $20,000 check. “This feeling is just awesome,” Britten said. “We learned last year that you have to make sure your car is there at …

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23rd Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals Postponed To March 29-30, 2019

Mother Nature takes two out of the three days at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55   PEVELY, MO — Oct. 6, 2018 — Mother Nature has intervened on what was to be the 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (MO). With a sudden and heavy rain shower during the afternoon and with more showers and thunderstorms mixed in with some lightning throughout the rest of the afternoon and into the evening looming, along-with already saturated grounds, DIRTcar and Track Officials have been forced …

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First Night Of The 23rd Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals Complete

Six DIRTcar sanctioned divisions invade Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55   PEVELY, MO — Oct. 5, 2018 — After a rainout on Practice day on Thursday, October 4, the 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals commenced with a full day of Hot Laps, Qualifying and Qualifier Heat Races on Friday, October 5. The traditional season-ending weekend for national DIRTcar points is being held for the first time at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (MO), located south of St. Louis in Pevely, MO. A total of 133 teams made the …

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