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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 …

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Raabe Rolls To North Country Sportsman Series Win At Can-Am

LaFargeville, NY — April 17, 2009 – By Martin Belanger and Jim Clarke, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondents Can-Am Motorsports Park was the stop for round two of the 2009 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series. After 49 drivers signed in at Black Rock Speedway for the series opener, a total of 61 cars rolled into the pits on Friday. All the top names of the Sportsman tour were present to do battle on the fast half-mile speedway located in LaFargeville, New York. Ally Amell and Justin …

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Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Heads North To Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 16, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The north country comes alive this weekend as Can-Am Motorsports Park presents its annual grand opening featuring round two of the 2009 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship on Friday, April 17. The big DIRTcar Racing doubleheader includes the lead-off Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series event on Saturday, closing out with the 75-lap finale boasting a $4,000 winner’s share. Fresh off his popular tour victory at Black Rock Speedway on April 5, Sammy Reakes …

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DIRTcar Mourns Passing Of Big-Block Modified Driver Doug Mattison

Weedsport, NY — April 16, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The DIRTcar Northeast racing community extends its deepest sympathies to the family of former Big-Block Modified driver and personable WFLR Radio ‘Chasen Racen’ motorsports show co-host Doug Mattison, who passed away Wednesday, April 15 at the age of 57. A fixture on the DIRT of Central New York circuit in the 1970s and ‘80s strapped inside his familiar powder blue no. 91 Modifieds, popular Penn Yan, New York pilot Mattsion had been treated for cancer …

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34th Season Of DIRTcar Racing Gaining Speed At Northeast Tracks

Weedsport, NY — April 14, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director 2009 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 34th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-five tracks now carry full membership while more than a dozen ovals in the region maintain associate status as hosts for either Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour or specially approved events scheduled during the upcoming summer months. Big-Block Modifieds already made their annual debut in February during the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia …

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O’Brien Leads Way To ’09 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Opener At Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Jim Clarke Photo With his latest bid for a first-ever overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship thwarted by inclement weather at Can-Am Motorsports Park on two occasions last season, the sun was shining on top title contender Danny O’Brien all winter as he locked up a new sponsorship package. Now steering the Kendrick Racing no. 7star Global Warranty/Bicknell ride, the second-generation standout from Kingston, Ontario will get another chance to shrug off …

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Australian Champ Peter Britten Set To Take On America’s Big-Block Best

Brisbane, AUS — April 9 2009 – By Ben Graham, Dirt Modifieds Australia Media Liaison Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion Peter Britten will create a little history in June when he becomes the first Australian driver to race a DIRTcar Modified in the United States. Britten will compete in six events in New York State in just over nine days during the peak US racing season. “It’s very, very exciting,” said Britten, 21, from his Sinnamon Park (QLD) base. “Ever since I started racing, when I was 15, I’ve had …

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Kingston Contingent Ready to Tackle DIRTcar 358 Tour Opener

Belleville, ONT — April 6, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications An age-old saying states there is strength in numbers. A group of Small-Block Modified stock car drivers from Kingston, Ontario hope it’s true as the Mr. DIRTcar tour kicks-off the 2009 season Saturday, April 18 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, New York. As many as a half-dozen runners from the Limestone City are expected to make the trek across the twin spans of the 1000 Islands bridge as the series makes an early season start at …

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Reakes Comes Out From Under ‘The Rock’ To Claim Sportsman Series Win

Dundee, NY — April 5, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Timing is everything. Just ask Sammy Reakes IV following his dramatic season-opening Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series victory Sunday evening at Black Rock Speedway. Reakes took advantage of a caution period for trackside debris two-thirds of the way through the ‘Rock Launcher 75’ to change a soft tire, then charged back through the dwindling field to forge the final lead change on lap 60. The Palermo, New York pilot then held off Canadian charger Mark D’Ilario …

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Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Opener At Black Rock Moved to Sunday

Dundee, NY — April 3, 2009 – By Rich Vleck, Black Rock Speedway PR They say April Showers Bring May Flowers. In the case of Black Rock Speedway, April showers are already forcing track officials to reschedule events including the highly anticipated Rock Launcher ’09. Originally slated for Saturday, April 4, Black Rock’s 51st season-opening event has been moved to Sunday, April 5. The only notable change to the Sunday agenda is that all times have been pushed back two hours. Pit gates will now unlock at 10:00a.m. with hot …

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DIRTcar Download: DIRTcar Racing Action Amps Up In April

Concord,NC — DIRTcar Download is your source for everything in DIRTcar Racing. Throughout the season, you’ll find weekly news, notes and track and driver spotlights from across DIRTcar Racing’s regions. DIRTcar Racing Western Region: Driver Spotlight – Anthony Madrid: Dirt racing fans in the Southwest are used to hearing the name Anthony Madrid announced in Victory Lane at the end of the night – after UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified features. In 2008 fans often saw Madrid climbing out of his open-wheel No. 5m machine waving a checkered flag at the …

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Super DIRTcar Series Listed On RainedOut.com, Effective Immediately

Weedsport, NY — April 3, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Joining DIRTcar Racing Northeast charter member tracks Canandaigua Speedway, Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in its fast-growing internet directory, RainedOut.com now has active listings for the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series along with Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. For all registered users of RainedOut.com, this will be the quickest way to learn about race day decisions made and receive pertinent track information …

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RainedOut.com Provides DIRTcar Northeast Racers With Clear Answers

Weedsport, NY — April 2, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Looks a little cloudy outside? Smell some dampness in the air? Its race day and you want to get to the track but it’s a long drive with the kids. The phone lines are all tied up and you need to know right now, is there racing? What can you do? If you are a registered user with RainedOut.com you would already know! By providing a cell phone number, or e-mail address if just as …

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Handful Of Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Events Highlight April Agenda

Weedsport, NY — April 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With a wet month of March finally behind race teams, April now stands to officially open competition towards the crowning of overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions in 2009, with five events scheduled among three open-wheel divisions. For the second straight year, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman title contenders will begin their quest at Black Rock Speedway the first week of the month and follow up with round number two at Can-Am Motorsports Park the …

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