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Brenn, Plazek & Klapak Chosen For 2009 Northeast Hall Of Fame Inductions

Weedsport, NY — April 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Popular New Jersey pilot Ken Brenn Jr., Canadian favorite Joe Plazek and National Champion Mike Klapak from Ohio will be inducted into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame on Memorial Day Weekend ‘09. These three driving greats add their names to a growing 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 2009 Induction Ceremonies will take …

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Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Opens At Black Rock On April 4

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director *Alex Bruce Photo The 2009 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series gets the initial green flag at Black Rock Speedway on April 4. Rolling out the red carpet first for defending Mr. DIRTcar Chris Raabe, the popular Yates County 4/10-mile clay oval located on Route 14A just outside the village of Dundee, New York welcomes back the top DIRTcar Sportsman teams to wine country in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region …

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Super DIRT Week XXXVIII 358-Modified Qualifying Schedule Kicks Off In April

Weedsport, NY — March 30, 2009 – 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. 10 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII in Syracuse, New York has been set with 19 tracks currently hosting over 60 events in 2009. The present-day 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 …

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DIRTcar NE Rookie Reward Is Motorsports Safety Systems/G-FORCE Racing Gear

Weedsport, NY — March 25, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Third time is certainly a charm for first year racers as Motorsports Safety Systems (MSS) and G-FORCE Racing Gear join forces with DIRTcar Racing Northeast for a third straight year, in 2009 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 scheduled to take place in November. “We’re …

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Terrell’s “Drivin’ Route 5” Brings Pro Stock Teams Back To Western New York

Weedsport, NY — March 19, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Pro Stocks have been an integral part of the weekly show at Genesee Speedway since the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series was launched in 1995, and up until 2006 they comprised the top full-fender division at Canandaigua Speedway every weekend throughout the summer. With both tracks meeting halfway in 2009, a unique merger has resulted in a handful of special events scheduled at each site, with the title of “Terrell’s Potato Chips Drivin’ Route 5 Pro …

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Mr. DIRTcar Bonus Points On The Line For CNY 358-Modified Contenders

Weedsport, NY — March 17, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Central New York Modified teams competing in the Small-Block class to earn valuable points towards the overall DIRTcar crown will no longer have to travel. At least on the weekend from their customary home track. Beginning with the 2009 season-openers, sister tracks Brewerton Speedway (April 17) and Fulton Speedway (April 25), and Cayuga County Fair Speedway (April 19) will be offering home track bonus points towards the coveted Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified …

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Adam Turner: Keeping Things Light in the Racing World

Belleville, ONT — March 16, 2009 – By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications One of the first things you’ll learn about Adam Turner is that he doesn’t take anything too seriously. The second generation DIRTcar racer from Picton, Ontario would rather face the problems of his world with a smile than worry about them. If you’re not laughing when you start talking to him, you certainly will be by the time you’re finished. Turner has been known to keep the crowds that gather near his family-run race team well entertained …

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History On The Horizon In First DIRTcar All-Star Weekend In Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY — March 14, 2009 ¬— By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Summer has a destination. For the first time in history, the DIRTcar All-Star Weekend takes over Cayuga County Fair Speedway July 17-19 in Weedsport, N.Y., for a three-day racing party. A $20,000-to-win Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series 100-lap special caps three days of racing, concerts, fireworks, camping, infield parking and the best food in Central New York. Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pro Late Models all will take center stage during the …

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DIRTcar Download: March ‘Madness’ Moves In Across The Nation

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. Track Spotlight: Clarksville Speedway Gearing Up For Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic To most, a fresh-painted toilet bowl may not be considered a prized possession. That will undoubtedly change for one DIRTcar Late Model driver next week. The fifth annual ‘Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic’ is set to take place at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on March 13-14. In its short history, …

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Autographs Abound For Advance Auto Series Stars At Motorsports Expo ’09

Weedsport, NY — March 5, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit will once again take center stage with participation by many of its cars and stars headlining Motorsports Expo ’09, March 14-15, in the Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. A handful of Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series drivers are scheduled to be in attendance for the 23rd Annual Exposition & Trade Show presented by the staff at Gater Racing Photo News, with the …

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UMP Modified Racer Randy Hall Crowned Alltel All-Star

Concord, NC — Randy Hall almost didn’t come to Florida to race this year. He had never won at Volusia Speedway Park, and if not for the urging and hard work of his sponsor the New Yorker would have missed the Feb. 3-14 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH. Turns out, his trip south was the most beneficial of his racing career. Hall, 38, of Olean, N.Y., won the UMP Modified feature on Feb. 7 to become one of 14 drivers eligible for the 2009 Alltel DIRTcar Nationals All-Star …

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Cayuga County ‘DIRTcar All-Star Weekend’ Part Of 2009 Mr. DIRTcar Trails

Weedsport, NY — March 2, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The recent announcement of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in July includes the addition of Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for both Sportsman and Pro Stock classes at the charter member track. The 2009 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series is now scheduled to open on the Fourth of July with a big Independence Day show at Genesee Speedway while the DIRTcar All-Star shootout closes out the month of full-fender tour competition on …

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34th Season Ready To Open Across DIRTcar Racing Northeast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — March 1, 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-four tracks currently 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. Beginning with the season openers at all DIRTcar member tracks, valuable points will be on the line for …

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Can-Am Motorsports Park Signs Up DIRTcar Pro Late Model Class In Time For ‘09

Weedsport, NY — February 28, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Full-fender racing is back at Can-Am Motorsports Park in 2009, with track officials laying the groundwork to be bigger and better than ever before at the LaFargeville, New York facility. Utilizing the same nationally recognized chassis like Rocket, MasterSbilt, Rayburn, Bernheisel and GRT that are among the most popular on the market today, introduction of the DIRTcar Pro Late Model class, equipped with the GM Circle Track Package 602 engine, will make it more affordable …

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