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Stefanski On Defense In Latest Pro Stock Title Run

Weedsport, NY — July 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Already reaching the pinnacle of his profession with the most series victories and feature wins scored around the entire DIRTcar Northeast circuit, what’s next for three-time reigning Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock points king Pete Stefanski? “I’m still in this whole deal just to have fun,” remarked Stefanski, 38, matter-of-factly as he looked back upon a superlative career that has vaulted him to the top of DIRTcar NE’s premier full-fender traveling tour. The Wheatfield, New York …

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DIRTcar Northeast Circuit Jammed With Series Specials In July

Weedsport, NY — June 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The Fourth of July holiday traditionally marks the halfway point of the season on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. For teams competing in the four premier 2009 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series, the first full month of summer means they’ve only just begun with 17 special events on the docket. Eight extra-distance races for the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series dominate July while a half-dozen more tour shows add to the agenda for Sportsman teams. A …

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Panunte Back On Track In Quest Of Coveted Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Title

Weedsport, NY — June 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Alex Bruce Photo The Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series returns to action after a two-month layoff with teams wasting little time getting back in the groove competing over four straight nights in New York State and Canada. Canadian driver Greg Panunte will be crossing the border on more than one occasion as he heads back out on the road for a third straight season chasing the elusive points crown. The Pt. Colborne, Ontario veteran is …

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Sportsman & Street Stocks Shine In Star-Spangled Special At Canandaigua

Weedsport, NT — June 26, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The Independence Day special at Canandaigua Speedway has become even more festive falling on the Fourth of July, with both DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Street Stocks celebrating on Saturday by sharing in a pair of $3,000 purses posted for their Mid-Season Championship runs. The DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds will not be in competition at Canandaigua on the July 4 in lieu of the Super DIRTcar Series show slated for Fulton Speedway, yet adding to the holiday …

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2009 DIRTcar Northeast Rookie Registration Deadline Extended To July 1

Weedsport, NY — June 25, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region continues to prosper on all fronts as a populated list of first-year drivers currently recognized as Motorsports Safety Systems/G-FORCE Rookie of the Year candidates provides substantial evidence. “We’ve experienced a great influx lately with our rookie program, and I still expect to hear from more teams as we recently extended the license deadline into July,” stated DIRTcar Northeast official points keeper Gary Spaid. “There is no formal registration required for …

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So, Where Exactly Is Eldora Speedway?

Rossburg,OH — What is the most asked question besides, “How do I get tickets to the Prelude to the Dream” or “How can I order it on HBO Pay-Per-View®?” Easy, it’s “Where exactly is Eldora Speedway?” And the answer is quite simple, really. Eldora is in Rossburg, Ohio (population 224), a little east of North Star, Ohio (population 209), and just south of New Weston, Ohio (population 135). Combined population of the three towns is 568 people – or just slightly larger than the number of employees who work for …

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Mr. DIRTcar Modified Championship Series Starts Up Summer In June

Weedsport, NY — May 31, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The month of June on the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail will be the calm before the storm as summer series action begins to heat up. With touring teams getting May off to re-stock race equipment and regroup finances, only the Big-Block Mod squad will be in action as three June events are scheduled in the 2009 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series. The Advance Series provides the setting for a unique …

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2009 DIRTcar Racing Northeast Regional Point Standings Posted

Weedsport, NY — May 29, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series recently launched for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified teams, point chases are also underway for the coveted regional titles in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s headline open-wheel divisions. JB Motorsports teammates Matt Sheppard (Central) and Jeff Brownell Jr. (Eastern), and rising star Jeremiah Shingledecker (Western) currently top the Big-Block regional charts, looking to replace ’08 champions Billy Decker (Central), Brett Hearn (Eastern) and …

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June 1 Deadline For U.S. Passports & ID Cards On Course For DIRTcar Travelers

Weedsport, NY — May 27, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Public notices have been posted for the past two years and in recent months border agents have been actively offering verbal reminders and handouts, all urging travelers abroad to obtain proper identification that will be required by June 1. That cut-off date is just about to arrive and come Monday, a typical driver’s license or birth certificate will no longer be accepted. All U.S. travelers seeking re-entrance into the country from Canada, as well as …

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NE Modified Hall Honors Class Of 2009 In Special Ceremonies

Weedsport, NY — May 24, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The Northeast Modified Hall of Fame driver inductions and special awards ceremonies were staged for the 18th straight year Sunday afternoon in the HoF Museum on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds. Three more legendary drivers were added to the Hall of Fame’s elite ‘Wall of Fame’ with New Jersey star Ken Brenn Jr., popular Canadian pilot Joe Plazek and the late great Sportsman standout Mike Klapak from Ohio comprising the Class of 2009. Brenn last competed …

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Canandaigua Speedway Hosts Best Of World Racing Group In 2009

Weedsport, NY — May 23, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The World Racing Group continues to set the standard for the top three divisions in dirt short-track racing that traverse the nation today. Big-Block Modifieds, Sprint Cars and Late Models comprise the core series that are among the most popular from coast to coast. Canandaigua Speedway is among an exclusive group —including Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway and Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park— recognized around the entire country that holds bragging rights to this elite trio in 2009, …

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Gloria Katona Scarpati Honored With Gater ‘Woman In Racing’ HoF Award

Weedsport, NY — May 23, 2009 – By Herb Anastor, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Gloria Katona Scarpati joins racers Serenity Sutherland and Jessica Zemken as a co-recipient of the eighth annual Gater Racing News “Outstanding Woman in Racing” award during the 2009 Northeast Modified Hall of Fame ceremonies Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds held in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. The daughter of former Modified racer and speed shop owner Les Katona (Lawrence Engineering Speed Shop …

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Modified Winner Sutherland To Collect Gater ‘Woman In Racing’ HoF Award

Weedsport, NY — May 22, 2009 – By Andy Fusco, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Serenity Sutherland joins winning racers Gloria Katona Scarpati and Jessica Zemken as a co-recipient of the eighth annual Gater Racing News “Outstanding Woman in Racing” award during the 2009 Northeast Modified Hall of Fame ceremonies Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds held in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. Miss Sutherland, a native of Dundee, New York, became the first-ever female driver to win …

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Jessica Zemken Shares 2009 Outstanding Woman In Racing Hall Of Fame Award

Weedsport, NY — May 21, 2009 – By Gary Rowe, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Jessica Zemken joins winning racers Gloria Katona Scarpati and Serenity Sutherland as a co-recipient of the eighth annual Gater Racing News “Outstanding Woman in Racing” award during the 2009 Northeast Modified Hall of Fame ceremonies Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds held in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. Most drivers who have come through the sport of auto racing make their mark in …

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