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Frenchman Clair Heads Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Revival At Mohawk

Hogansburg NY — August 21, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series had not visited Hogansburg, New York since 2004. The track was known as Frogtown Int’l Speedway then and Mario Clair was a budding Small-Block star. Four years later, Clair is still behind the wheel of the no. 22 Batiments JDL-sponsored machine. Yet on this occasion, the St-Edmond, Quebec speedster was able to usher in a new era with an overtime performance Thursday night in the Akwesasne 100 presented by …

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Aubin ‘Roch’ Solid In Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series Run

Weedsport, NY — August 20, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director History is in the making when Autodrome Drummond stages its first-ever Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series event on Saturday, August 23. What better time for Roch (pronounced Rock) Aubin to find his way into the record book than with his first career victory in DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s top traveling class for full-fender racers. “It would certainly be a big accomplishment,” said Aubin, 24, who captured his first UMP/DIRTcar Pro Stock feature win last Friday …

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Burley Locked Into Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Title Chase

Weedsport, NY — August 19, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director *Alex Bruce Photo Todd Burley is the two-time defending Small-Block points champion at Ransomville Speedway and captured the overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman title in 1992. Next up for the Spencerport, New York racer may be the coveted Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship, a crowning achievement in a career that has already spanned more than two decades of success on the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit. “I’d like to win the Ransomville title again and a …

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DIRTcar NorthEast ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet at Turning Stone Resort

Weedsport, NY — August 18, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A return to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino will officially bring to a close the 2008 race season as the popular entertainment complex in Verona, New York plays host to the 33rd Annual DIRTcar Racing NorthEast ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet and Fall Promoters Meeting & Workshop on November 14-15. The traditional post-season celebration among competitors, sponsors and officials will honor the top series drivers along with DIRTcar NorthEast track champions, with a number …

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Super DIRT Week XXXVII Press Credential Requests Due Mid-September

Weedsport, NY — August 15, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A reminder that the deadline for all working media members requesting access to Super DIRT Week XXXVII, Oct. 7-12, has been set for Sept. 15 to allow adequate time for proper authorization and processing of credentials. ALL REQUESTS MUST STILL BE MADE IN WRITING EVEN IF INDIVIDUALS HOLD A VALID 2008 DIRT PRESS CARD. Credential requests by the supervising editor on company letterhead must indicate medium represented, specific assignment, area of access required, coverage dates …

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DIRTcar NorthEast Circuit Boasts Record Rookie Crop

Weedsport, NY — August 14, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The state of DIRTcar Racing NorthEast is just fine. A quick glance at the stacked list of first-year drivers currently recognized as Motorsports Safety Systems/G-FORCE Rookie of the Year candidates offers ample justification as it confirms the biggest number ever. “This is the most drivers ever participating in the rookie program, yet I still expect to hear from a few more as the end of the regular season gets closer,” stated DIRTcar NorthEast official points …

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Thunder Mountain Lands Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Show

Weedsport, NY — August 12, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Amidst a two-month layoff from tour activity, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series race chasers will get another chance to earn valuable points as Thunder Mountain Speedway has signed up to host a championship event on Friday, October 17. The addition of Thunder Mountain, which enjoyed associate status with the organization in 1999, brings the total to 35 tracks staging DIRTcar Racing NorthEast events in 2008. “Thunder Mountain is a perfect fit with the race coming the …

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DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Tracks Crack 500 Race Barrier

Weedsport, NY — August 11, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit has hit the halfway point of the summer season, with over 500 feature races already conducted in 2008 at 30 tracks throughout the region. Including the New York State Fairgrounds, which plays host to Super DIRT Week XXXVII, October 7-12, on the Syracuse Mile, five more tracks are scheduled to host their first DIRTcar events later this season. Already boasting more than 220 drivers in victory lane through the second …

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Frenchman Roy Captures Airborne Modified Shootout II Special

Plattsburgh, NY — August 6, 2008 – By Tom Herzig, Airborne PR Director Martin Roy of Napierville, Quebec took the lead from Tim McCreadie of Watertown, New York on lap 16 and went on to win the 75-lap Akwesasne Mohawk Casino DIRTcar Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Shootout II at Airborne Speedway on Wednesday. Frenchman Roy, driving the Gamache Trucking No. 90, started fifth in the 26-car field and used lapped traffic to escape from McCreadie and Todd Stone. After two early cautions, the race ran green for 63 laps before a final …

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Dramatic Last Lap Pass Lands Stefanski Pro Stock Series Veach Memorial Win At Genesee

Batavia, NY — August 2, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Round three of the Hoosier Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series at Genesee Speedway came down to a regular Saturday night shootout between track point leaders Pete Stefanski and Mike Martin. But on this night it was anything but normal as the second and final lead change came with the checkered flag in hand and the leaders trading paint all the way home in the extended 35-lap full-fender finale. Just like it started, Stefanski led …

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Burley Captures Thrilling Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Victory At Ransomville

Ransomville, NY — August 1, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Two-time defending track points champion Todd Burley led only five laps but they came at just the right time as the Spencerport, New York native scored the biggest DIRTcar 358-Modified victory of his career Friday night in the 24th Alex Friesen Summer Nationals presented by Coors Light, Mighty Taco & Hard Copy Wholesale at Ransomville Speedway. Burley ran third with just a handful of circles remaining yet contact in lapped traffic between front runners Vic …

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Barnes Making Mark In Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

Weedsport, NY — July 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director When a DIRTcar Championship Series event comes to your home track, its easy to get caught up in the excitement of formulating lap strategy, speculating about track conditions and ultimately envisioning that elusive trip to victory lane. Don Barnes is certainly looking forward to a return visit by the Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship trail to his weekly hangout on the Genesee County Fairgrounds, yet the Gasport, New York driver has only one …

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Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Events Heat Up August Nights

Weedsport, NY — July 30, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series begins its stretch run for teams contending for the elusive overall titles in Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock classes. A dozen shows highlight the month of August with six title events scheduled as part of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series in both Canada and the U.S. Pro Stockers get back on track with three big events and 358-Modified chauffeurs return to action after a …

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Back To The ‘DIRTcar Futures’ For Super DIRT Week ’08 Debut Entries

Weedsport, NY — July 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Riding the wings of a successful debut last autumn in the Salt City, the 2008 edition of Super DIRT Week will include ‘DIRTcar Futures’ on the schedule of events for a second straight year at the New York State Fairgrounds. Super DIRT Week XXXVII is scheduled for Oct. 7-12, 2008, with single day events for first-ever SDW competitors presented in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. These special events are open …

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