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Pat O’Brien New Boss In Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Show At BOS

Brockville, ONT — September 12, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Move over younger brother, make room for the most experienced driver in the all so familiar O’Brien racing clan from Kingston, Ontario. In a reversal of fortune on Saturday night, Pat O’Brien added just his second win of the season at Brockville Ontario Speedway while recently crowned BOS 358-Modified points champion Danny O’Brien fell two spots shy of collecting his ninth victory in the headline ‘Jack May Pontiac-Buick 100’ Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event ... Read More »

Pat O’Brien Wins Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Series 100 At Mohawk Int’l Raceway

Akwesasne, NY — September 11, 2009 – By Bill Smith, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Pat O’Brien made his triumphant return to Mohawk International Raceway (MIR), charging to the lead on lap 88 and holding off the late race charges of Dale Planck to win the A&M Beverage & Tarbell Management Group (Bear’s Den, Eastern Door, Western Door, Jen Tobacco) 100. This was O’Brien’s first win of the 2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series and his first win at MIR in several seasons. Planck, after starting in the last row ... Read More »

Carey Terrance Captures 358-Modified Series Jiffy 100 At Cornwall

Cornwall, ONT — September 6, 2009 – By Martin Belanger, Cornwall Motor Speedway PR The best Small-Block drivers gathered at Cornwall Motor Speedway for the third race of the 2009 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series with a stellar field of 48 cars signing up to try and qualify for the 100-lap event paying a cool $4,000. At the end of the night, Carey Terrance was recognized as the best driver of the field. Laurent Ladouceur and Terrance were at the lead of the 34-car field a the ... Read More »

Super DIRTcar Series Star Dale Planck Eyes Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Title

Weedsport, NY — September 4, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The arrival of September marks the customary beginning of the ‘second season’ on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit, and for Modified tour star Dale Planck it also means the start of an all-out assault on his first overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship. Still clinging to a top-10 position in the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds, Planck sits highest in the 358-Modified standings after a pair of top-three finishes in Small-Block ... Read More »

Brockville Ontario Speedway Lands Mr. DIRTcar Championship Weekend

Weedsport, NY — September 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The wait is finally over for Paul and Cheryl Kirkland. Now the long-time Brockville Ontario Speedway owners can go ahead with their often dreamed about plans to hold the biggest event in track history as the ‘City of the Thousand Islands’ will take center stage for a season-ending Mr. DIRTcar Championship Weekend, October 17-18. “This is the kind of event we’ve wanted to do for the past 3-4 years, just needed to make sure it ... Read More »

Johnson Reunion Complete With Ransomville DIRTcar 358-Mod Series Win

Ransomville, NY — July 31, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director New car, same result for a familiar face Friday night at Ransomville Speedway as veteran racer Danny Johnson was crowned champion of the 25th Annual Alex Friesen Summer Nationals presented by Coors Light and Hard Copy Wholesale. And it was another precision performance by the ‘Doctor’ as Johnson wasted little time in his reunion with former car owner Dave Thompson, scoring a narrow victory over Dale Planck in the 100-lap headline event that concluded round ... Read More »

Flannigan Pointed In Positive Direction At Ransomville And Merrittville

Weedsport, NY — July 28, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Alex Bruce Photo Economic times are tough, especially for those maintaining a competitive racing operation on the local short-track level. Tommy Flannigan is proving to be even tougher as the second-generation driver from St. Catharines, Ontario is following one of the most ambitious schedules around the entire DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. “Most of my friends are starting to buy houses, I’m putting every penny I have into racing,” admitted Flannigan, the personable DIRTcar Modified chauffeur ... Read More »

Jackson Back In Action As DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Returns To MIR July 17

Weedsport, NY — July 15, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2009 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series returns to action this week with the completely revamped Mohawk International Raceway returning to the tour in a big way. And MIR staple Louie Jackson would like nothing better than to take home —be it a two-minute drive— the $1,500 top prize Friday, July 17 in the headline 50-lap ‘Full Fender Frenzy’ presented by SUNY Canton at the hallowed Hogansburg, New York layout. “There’s certainly a little ... Read More »

Stefanski Captures 2nd Straight Jack Veach Memorial Pro Stock Series Show

Batavia, NY — July 4, 2009 – By Rich Vleck, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Last year Pete Stefanski used a final corner “bump-and-run” to capture the win. In this year’s Jack Veach Memorial, the defending Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Champion had everyone thinking that was his move, and then went sailing around on the final lap to claim a thrilling victory. Stefanski, of Wheatfield, NY, took advantage of a restart on a one-lap shootout to the finish to drive around Joey Ladouceur and continue his dominance both at Genesee ... Read More »

Lampman Last To Lead In DIRTcar 358-Mod Series Thriller At Merrittville

Thorold, ONT — May 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director It took three extra weeks to find a winner in the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener at Merrittville Speedway, and still one additional lap before officials could finally bestow the coveted crown on Monday. That was just enough time for local favorite Larry Lampman Jr. to charge past American invader Jimmy Phelps and roll on to capture his first career tour triumph in the ‘Spring Sizzler 50’ to begin his own Victoria Day celebration. ... Read More »

Scagliotta Takes On Mr. DIRTcar Championship Trail In Top Two Divisions

Weedsport, NY — May 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Last month Rich Scagliotta made his first ever trip north of the border. A second visit to Canada comes next week after rain delayed opening round action in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series at Merrittville Speedway to May 18. “I really liked the place, it was very racy and there was just a monster crowd,” stated Scagliotta, 46, who will be making the trek from his home in Bound Brook, ... Read More »

Rain Delays Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Series Opener To May 18 At Merrittville

Thorold, ONT — April 25, 2009 – By Dave Sully, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent With time trials, heat races and one consi in the books, rain reared its ugly head and forced track officials to reschedule the remainder of the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘Spring Sizzler 100’ at Merrittville Speedway. Saturday marked the second hit by rain in two tries to start the series as early season precipitation also kayoed the April 18 show at Can-Am Motorsports Park. The remainder of Merrittville’s show has been re-scheduled for Monday, ... Read More »

Rain Postpones Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Opener At Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener scheduled at Can-Am Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 18 has been postponed due to rain. A new date for the ’09 lid-lifter is expected to be announced by DIRTcar Racing Northeast series officials on Monday, April 20. Racing in the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series resumes next weekend when Merrittville Speedway hosts the new opener on Saturday, April 25. Top Small-Block drivers will be after the $4,000 first-place ... Read More »

2009 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Fan-Tastic In 15th Season

Weedsport, NY — February 20, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director 425 laps in 10 races at 10 different tracks. At stake is the coveted title of overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Champion for the 2009 season and on the line are a couple thousand dollars along with bragging rights for another year. Its all that simple, at least on paper. Yet when reality sets in on DIRTcar Northeast’s premier full-fender traveling tour for the 15th straight year, the upcoming championship trail will be ... Read More »