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April Features Fist Full Of Series Specials On Northeast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the Super DIRTcar Series officially kicking off the Big-Block Modified schedule in March, three more divisions get underway in April as competition towards the crowning of overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions in 2010 swings into full gear. Three tracks play host to five events involving all four touring classes. Big-Block title contenders return to action on April 10 when Fulton Speedway stages the ‘VP Racing Fuels Spring Fever 100’ to lead …

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Billy Decker takes win at Hagerstown Speedway!

March 27, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director Billy Decker had competed in the first six Super DIRTcar Series events at Hagerstown Speedway, racking up the most top-five finishes of any driver without a win since 2001. That all changed for the two-time Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champion on Saturday night as he overtook ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard on a lap 65 restart and held off the hottest driver on the circuit to win the 7th Annual North-South Shootout 100 at the storied Maryland oval. …

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MSS Backs Strong Rookie Program In 2010

Weedsport, NY — March 26, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Motorsports Safety Systems (MSS) and G-FORCE safety gear join forces once again to recognize leading rookie drivers in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s class of 2010. The new decade of speedway marks the fourth consecutive season of direct involvement by MSS, continuing its partnership as the official sponsor of the DIRTcar NE Rookie of the Year program. Top DIRTcar NE rookies will once again be honored at the annual ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet, with the season-ending event …

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DIRTcar 500 Engine Program Announced

Weedsport, NY — March 19, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The DIRTcar 500. It’s not a new race on the schedule, instead it’s a new engine option spearheaded by DIRTcar, and it will make racing a Big-Block Modified more accessible and competitive than ever. Featuring high-end components manufactured by companies such as DART Machinery, Manley Performance Products, Diamond Racing Products and MSD Ignition, the new DIRTcar 500 engine turns out the same horsepower as most current engines for about half the price. On the dyno, …

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Syracuse Super DIRT Week 358-Mod Qualifiers Set

Weedsport, NY — March 16, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Kicking off in April, the schedule of qualifying races leading up to the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 9 of Super DIRT Week XXXIX in Syracuse, N.Y. has been set with 21 tracks slated to host 60 events in 2010. The current format guarantees that automatic starting berths for the headline “Salute To The Troops” 150 will be earned by drivers competing only in DIRTcar-sanctioned events, while time trials on the Syracuse Mile will …

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Aprill Grey Fitted For 13th Ms. DIRTcar Crown At Motorsports Expo ‘10

Weedsport, NY — March 15, 2010 – By Dave Roberts, DIRTcar Northeast PR and Promotions 13 can be a lucky number. Especially for Aprill Grey as the Daytona Beach, Fla. beauty won the 13th Annual Ms. DIRTcar competition staged Saturday night, March 13 in the Verizon Center of Progress building on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Emceed by motorsports personality Doug Elkins, the event was a part of Syracuse Motorsports Expo ’10 put on by the staff at Gater Racing Photo News based in nearby Liverpool, N.Y. Aprill …

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DIRTcar Track Promoters Meet To Launch 2010 Northeast Season

March 14, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Despite a full board room in the Cayuga County Fair Conference Building representing nearly 20 tracks comprising the World Racing Group’s Northeast Region, the atmosphere was both quiet and relaxed as a confident group of officials convened for the annual spring information meetings held at DIRTcar Northeast headquarters in Weedsport, N.Y. on Friday, March 12. Day one of the pre-season weekend workshop included active participation by track owners, promoters, general managers, public relations personnel and technical inspectors, along …

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Mr. DIRTcar Championship Points On The Line

Weedsport, NY — March 11, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series PR Director One of the most prestigious titles a driver can hold in short-track auto racing today remains that of the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champion. Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar champs in 2010 will once again be determined by tabulating points earned in the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock teams, along with bonuses collected at a driver’s respective home track in …

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Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Announced

Weedsport, NY — March 8, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Southern Tier standout Lin Hough, popular Pennsylvania pilot Ralph Quarterson and north country favorite Gary Reddick will be inducted into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame on Memorial Day Weekend ‘10. These three driving greats add their names to a stellar list of Modified legends that was started in 1992 when the Hall of Fame was officially christened on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in Weedsport, New York. The 2010 Induction Ceremonies will take place Sunday, …

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JOHNSON & SHEPPARD TAKE TOP HONORS AT CANANDAIGUA/CCFS BANQUET

Geneva,NY — The 2009 curtain on the DIRTcar Northeast season has finally come down with the annual banquet for the Canandaigua Speedway/Cayuga County Fair Speedway last Saturday night at Club 86 in Geneva, New York A crowd of better than 200 people saw veteran Alan Johnson of Phelps, NY celebrate his ninth career Cayuga County Fair Speedway championship. AJ made it two in a row and three out of the last four years. When asked, Alan didn’t have any idea on how many championships he had won at the DIRTcar …

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2010 DIRTcar NE Track Openers Announced

Weedsport, NY — March 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director 2010 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 35th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-six tracks currently carry membership while nine more ovals in the region maintain associate status as hosts for either Super DIRTcar Series, Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour or Syracuse Super DIRT Week qualifying events scheduled during the upcoming months. Beginning with season-opening events held the weekend of April 16-18 at DIRTcar member tracks, valuable points will be on the line for …

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AMI Graphics Official DIRTcar NE Sign Supplier

Weedsport, NY — March 5, 2010 — From Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director AMI Graphics, LLC remains the “Official Signage Supplier” to the DIRTcar Racing Northeast region and all of its member tracks as part of an agreement that continues through the end of the 2011 season. Every DIRTcar-sanctioned track will receive wholesale direct pricing on all track signage. Speedway officials are encouraged to contact AMI Graphics as the start of the 2010 season is now just weeks away. Located in Strafford, N.H., AMI specializes in the design, …

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April 9 Fulton 358-Modified Series Show Cancelled

Weedsport, NY — March 4, 2010 — By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director Early Spring weather conditions always pose a concern for Northeastern track operators as well as the fans and racers making their annual plans. Record snowfall in Central New York and surrounding areas forced Fulton Speedway officials to re-evaluate their 2010 season-opening weekend, and after receiving full company support, have cancelled the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship event scheduled on Friday, April 9. “Right now we’ll probably need a lot of good days …

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JIPP ORTIZ READIES FOR 2010 ROLLING WHEELS SCHEDULE

WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK_ The Rolling Wheels Raceway may not have a bigger fan than DIRTcar Sportsman star Jipp Ortiz. The Ransomville, New York second generation driver has won a lot of short track races in his career, but waited until the 2009 campaign before taking his first Rolling Wheels Raceway DIRTcar Sportsman win in May. He considers Rolling Wheels as the one track that can get his excitement at a high pitch. “I really don’t know what it is,” said Ortiz, who has won five DIRTcar Pro Stock events at …

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