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NE Modified Hall Of Fame Mechanic Award Shared By Winning Cozze Crew

Weedsport, NY — May 20, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee In a timely tribute to a multitude of individuals, the entire crew of 2008 Super DIRT Week Rite Aid 200 winner Frank Cozze has been named to receive the annual ‘Mechanic of the Year Award’ and will be formally honored during the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. In a …

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Wights Garner Northeast Modified Hall of Fame DeWitt Car Owner Award

Weedsport, NY — May 19, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Long-time motorsports advocates John and Laura Wight from Phoenix, New York will receive the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame ‘Gene DeWitt Outstanding Car Owner’ Award in 2009. The 18th annual driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. Culminating with their first overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship …

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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. …

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‘Canada’ Joe Plazek Makes Lasting Mark In Modified Hall Of Fame

Weedsport, NY — May 18, 2009 – By Gary Rowe, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Canadian chauffeur Joe Plazek has been selected as a 2009 inductee into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. Super DIRT Week and success at the ‘Moody Mile’ have long been the standard by which dirt modified drivers of the Northeast have been …

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Exemption Dash Series Qualifiers Set For All-Star Weekend At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY — May 17, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The inaugural DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, at Cayuga County Fair Speedway continues to gain ground as a special qualifying series has been established for the first-ever ‘All-Star Exemption Dash’ for Big-Block Modifieds. Offering a full purse in the 15-lap preliminary event on Saturday, July 18, the Exemption Dash will automatically lock the top-two finishers into the pre-race draw for the history-making $20,000-to-win ‘DIRTcar All-Star 100’ on Sunday, July 19. Shining the spotlight on those …

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Memorial Day Weekend Poses Triple Threat For DIRTcar Big-Block Racers

Weedsport, NY — May 14, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Memorial Day Weekend on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit won’t be one to soon forget as three straight nights of high-power open-wheel action highlight the 2009 edition for Big-Block Modified racers. A pair of holiday events at Canandaigua Speedway sandwich the Hall of Fame special at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, with cash bonuses and guaranteed starting spots on the line in this weekend to remember at DIRTcar Northeast’s charter member tracks. All that is regular …

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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, …

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Northeast Hall Of Fame Honors Public Relations Specialist Ernie Saxton

Weedsport, NY — May 12, 2009 – By Herb Anastor, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Nationally recognized public relations, motorsports marketing and promotions specialist Ernie Saxton has been named recipient of the 2009 Leonard J. Sammons Jr. Memorial Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to auto racing. Saxton will be honored when the 18th annual Northeast Modified Hall of Fame driver inductions and special award ceremonies take place Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent …

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Mike Klapak To Be Inducted May 24 Into Northeast Modified Hall Of Fame

Weedsport, NY — May 9, 2009 – By Walt Wimer, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Highly successful Modified-Sportsman veteran and former national points champion Mike Klapak has been named posthumously a 2009 ‘pioneer’ selection for the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. If it were not for the pioneers of racing back in the early 1950s we most …

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Ken Brenn Jr. Took Advantage Of Good Fortune To Author Hall Of Fame Career

Weedsport, NY — May 5, 2009 – By Herb Anastor, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Garden State standout Ken Brenn Jr. has been selected as a 2009 inductee into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway. Brenn had an advantage in racing that few rookie racers have. When he began his career in the high-powered world of dirt-track …

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DIRTcar Northeast Series Schedule Highlights May Race Date

Weedsport, NY — April 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director May marks the second month of Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series competition in 2009 with the only extra-distance tour stop scheduled at Merrittville Speedway as part of the 358-Modified points trail. With time trials, heat qualifying and one consolation round race already in the books before rain forced postponement on April 25, action returns to the popular Thorold, Ontario oval Monday, May 18 with a pair of last chance qualifiers leading into …

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Sportsman Matt ‘Hollywood’ Billings Shines Under The Speedway Lights

Belleville, ONT — April 27, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications When you’ve been tagged with a nickname like ‘Hollywood’, you’d better get used to being in the spotlight. For DIRTcar Sportsman Modified racer Matt Billings, the 2009 racing season is his time to shine. The young racer entered the current campaign on the strength of a 5th-place finish in points at his hometown track, Brockville Ontario Speedway. His 1 win combined with 6 front-five and 7 top10 runs left him hungry for more. Billings survived some less …

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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, …

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Wet Weather Doesn’t Dampen Spirits Of Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Champ Bicknell

Weedsport, NY — April 21, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Alex Bruce Photo Its not uncommon for inclement weather to affect Northeastern race agendas come Spring time. However, after a long winter out of the cockpit it would seem rather unusual for a driver not to be disappointed with an early cancellation, especially when it meant delaying for another week the opening round of the Mr. DIRTcar Series. Yet that was the case for reigning overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified points king …

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