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Raabe Opens Sportsman Series Title Defense Saturday At Black Rock

Weedsport, NY — April 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Only Russ Hefti has got it done in the past following the Sportsman trail while legendary drivers Brett Hearn, Jack Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Will Cagle and Danny Johnson have each pulled off the feat in Big-Block/Small-Block Modified racing over the last four decades. And that is to earn Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in consecutive years of open-wheel racing on the Northeastern circuit. While Western New York full-fender standout Pete Stefanski ... Read More »

DIRTcar NE Driver Mark Smoke Passes Away

Akwesasne, NY — DIRTcar 358-Modified racer Mark Smoke, 38, of 963 State Route 37 in Akwesasne, tragically passed away on Sunday morning, March 21, 2010, following a car accident. Driver of the #9 Small-Block entry in the 358-Modified Series at hometrack Mohawk International Raceway and Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., Smoke scored his lone DIRTcar 358 feature win at Can-Am on June 21, 2008. A regular follower of the Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail in recent years, he finished 6th in the overall point standings in 2008 after placing 8th ... Read More »

39th DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH – Night 12 Results – 2/13/10

Matt Sheppard closed out his visit to Volusia Speedway Park last February with a pair of Top-3 feature finishes and some added confidence for the 20-hour trip home. That was just the beginning for DIRTcar Northeast’s hottest driver as Sheppard closed out the recent 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals By University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday with a second straight victory and the coveted Big-Block Modified points title over the best in the business. “That was a lot of fun, I think the fans really got their moneys worth tonight,” ... Read More »

Friesen captures Big-Block Modified opener at DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH

Barberville,FL —The lead-off win in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s 35th successive season of operation for the energetic driver of Tom Cullen’s no. 1 Pizza Logs-Jeff Daley & Sons Oil Service-Westmoreland Golf Club/TEO entry was scored in flag-to-flag fashion and worth a cool $2,000 on an even colder night of competition witnessed by the heartiest of race fans in the Sunshine State. “Last night we were having a couple cocktails and everybody was telling us we had no business being down here, I guess we proved them all wrong,” beamed Friesen, 26, ... Read More »

39th DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH – Night 9 Results – 2/10/10

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 10, 2010 – There was no stopping Shannon Babb on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park. Babb, 36, of Moweaqua, Ill., dominated the 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model A-Main, rolling to a flag-to-flag victory in his first night of action during the 39th annual DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio. Driving his Sheltra Construction Rocket car, Babb grabbed the lead at the initial green flag from his pole starting position and never looked back. He easily withstood two caution flags to secure the $7,000 triumph ... Read More »

Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Trail Up & Running In 2010

Weedsport, NY — December 18, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Rick Young Photo The 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series schedule is near completion with 13 high-profile race events comprising the current agenda. The upcoming season marks the 21st straight that an overall points titlist will be recognized in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s Sportsman division, with Mohawk Int’l Raceway returning to the champ trail for the first time in 16 years. “There’s been a great amount of interest shown toward this class,” ... Read More »

Clair Wins BOS Battle, Planck Wins Points War In Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Ranks

Brockville, ONT — October 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Rick Young Photo Sunday was a day of firsts on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit as Dale Planck clinched his first-ever Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship following the inaugural DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals staged over the weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway. And in a fitting ending when the first time an overall Mr. DIRTcar champion was crowned on Canadian soil, Frenchman Mario Clair scored a victory in the 100-lap Small-Block finale to ... Read More »

Two More Mr. DIRTcar Champions Crowned At Inaugural BOS Weekend

Weedsport, NY — October 14, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director One down three to go. When the inaugural DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway, two more overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champions will be recognized with just one more determined next weekend. Big-Block specialist Brett Hearn sealed the deal Sunday in the Super DIRT Week showdown on the Syracuse Mile while season-long point chasers will drive away from Brockville this weekend clinging to a pair of coveted titles earned in the ... Read More »

Decker Defends Syracuse SDW Small-Block Title

Syracuse, NY — October 10, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Reigning Mr. DIRTcar Champion Billy Decker matched his Super DIRT Week success in a Big-Block on Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds by scoring the fourth victory of his career in the headline 30th Annual ‘Salute To The Troops’ 150 Championship for 358-Modifieds. Already a four-time titlist in the Rite Aid 200 for Big-Blocks, Decker inherited the lead when Frenchman Martin Roy made his pit stop with 99 laps posted on the scoreboard, ... Read More »

McCreadie Gives Four Star Redemption With Brewerton 358-Mod Series Win

Brewerton, NY — October 8, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Three weeks ago Vinny Salerno’s Four Star Racing Team suffered a major setback as it lost two Big-Block Modified cars and thousands of dollars in equipment following a major theft during the annual Super DIRTcar Series tour of Quebec. Thursday night the team got a reprieve of sorts when nationally acclaimed talent Tim McCreadie buckled in behind the wheel of the no. 4* Keizer Aluminum Wheels-Four Star Transmissions/TEO mount and dusted the field in the ... Read More »

Can-Am Loses Series Shows For 2nd Straight Year During Super DIRT Week

LaFargeville, NY — October 7, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director For the third time in the past three years, rain forced track and series officials to cancel the October 7 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship event at Can-Am Motorsports Park. Yet unlike last October when Mother Nature provided no other option but to pull the plug on the ‘Nasty Track of the North,’ the event will not be rescheduled. Also scheduled to be in action Wednesday was a Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman ... Read More »

Decker Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Xtreme Lubricants 75′ Friday At Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY — September 25, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Bill Moore Sr. Photo The Decker Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Xtreme Lubricants 75′ Friday At Rolling Wheelsfor reigning Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Champion Billy Decker as he captured his second 358-Modified Series win in two weeks. Decker won the ‘GMCI Express 150’ at Autodrome Granby on Sept. 13 then finished dead-last the next weekend in ‘Race Mania 5’ at Autodrome Drummond, before leading all but the initial circuit to dominate the Xtreme ... Read More »

Phelps Hangs On For $10,000 358-Modified Series Win On Canadian Soil

Drummondville, QUE — September 19, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director It took Jimmy Phelps 21 extra laps yet it was well worth the wait as he surged ahead of Brett Hearn by a car-length under the checkered flag Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond to capture the biggest victory of his career, worth a whopping $10,000 in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘Dream Weekend Race Mania 5’ title race. It was also one of the best Small-Block series showings for Team ... Read More »

Decker Leads Gypsum Express To $10,000 Victory Sunday At Granby

Granby, QUE — September 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director First-string Gypsum Express driver Billy Decker took advantage of battery failure by early race leader Brett Hearn and turned it into a $10,000 payday Sunday night in the headline Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘GMCI Express 150’ at Autodrome Granby. The victory was even sweeter for owners John and Laura Wight as their 16 year-old son Larry Wight followed his Gypsum teammate across the line to finish 1-2 in one of the most successful weekends ... Read More »