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Big-Block Battle for Points at Merrittville, Aug. 6

Sheppard Leads Hearn by One Point in Super DIRTcar Series THOROLD, Ontario – July 30, 2012 – With just a one-point margin between point leader Matt Sheppard and Brett Hearn in second place, the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series brawl for points continues with the thrilling 100-lap Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial at Merrittville Speedway Monday, Aug. 6. Sheppard, who won the series’ appearances at the same 3/8-mile banked clay track in 2009, 2010, and 2011, said his past experience will benefit his performance in round six, and perhaps help …

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Super DIRTcar Series Gearing Up to Make History in Michigan, Aug. 7

Inaugural I-96 Speedway Event Farthest Trip West in 37 Years for Big-Block Modified Series LAKE ODESSA, MICH. – July 30, 2012 – The first caravans westward may not have carried haulers loaded with 800-plus horsepower Big-Block Modifieds, but this one will. The Super DIRTcar Series roars into Michigan on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for the first time in history with a race at I-96 Speedway, bringing drivers from as far east as New York and New Jersey for a 100-lap race touting the power of the Northeast’s Big-Block Modifieds. For this …

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Back-to-Back Super DIRTcar Series Events in Québec

Brett Hearn Aims to Maintain Point Lead at July 23 and 24 Races GRANBY and DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC – July 19, 2012 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series travels to Quebec for back-to-back race nights Monday and Tuesday, July 23 and 24. Rounds five and six of the series will determine whether seven-time series champion Brett Hearn can maintain his current point lead against other Modified greats, like two-time consecutive champion Matt Sheppard, as well as some of the best local talent Québec has to offer.   Hearn, who just …

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Danny Johnson “Parked” July 10

MALTA, N. Y. – July 10, 2012 – Following post-race actions at the July 1st, 2012 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario-Canada, Danny Johnson of Rochester, New York has been “Parked”. Parking may occur when a driver does not adhere to the DIRTcar Rule Book and may occur as a directive from a Supervisory Official to any World Racing Group event as a disciplinary action.

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Yetman Claims Two Pro Stock Victories in One Weekend

Rob Yetman Wins DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Events at Granby and Drummond GRANBY and DRUMMOND, Quebec – July 9, 2012 – The past weekend brought two DIRTcar Pro Stock Series races to Quebec for two exciting nights of racing, especially for New Yorker Rob Yetman. Yetman, of Castleton, N. Y., won both feature events, propelling him to the top of the Pro Stock Series point standings. During Friday’s race at Autodrome Granby, Yetman came out ahead of Joey Ladouceur, leaving the defending series champion in second for the first Pro Stock event …

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Pat McGrail Dominates Dunn Tire Raceway Park DIRTcar 358 Asphalt Modified Series Event

Lancaster, NY – Pat McGrail of Candiac, Quebec-Canada finished second in the first-ever DIRTcar 358 Asphalt Modified Series race at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with his new Troyer-built mount. When the Series returned to action just 6-days later McGrail was able to put together a near perfect performance. After drawing the pole for the 50-lap event in the customary redraw, McGrail led all 50-laps enroute to his first DIRTcar victory. “We had a great car tonight,” stated McGrail. “Billy Colton at Troyer’s gave me a car that anyone …

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358-Modified Drivers Prepare for “Battle” at Ransomville

Fourth 358-Modified Series Race at set for July 3 RANSOMVILLE, N. Y. – June 26, 2012 – Ransomville Speedway’s third annual Battle at the Border Tuesday, July 3, pits American and Canadian 358-Modified drivers against one another for an international fray of epic proportions. This year’s Battle at the Border, presented by Waste Management, Labatt, and Gater Racing News, will be bigger and better than before, since, for the first time ever, it is also part of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. Chad Brachmann, the defending 2011 Mighty Taco 358-Modified champion …

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Billy Dunn captures DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Mohawk International Raceway

By Martin Bélanger HOGANSBURG, N. Y. – Thursday, June 21 2012 – The scorching hot weather didn`t bother Billy Dunn, who was strong all night long on Mohawk International‘s 4/10-mile circuit for the third event of the DIRTcar 358-Mdoified Series. Danny O’Brien and Billy Dunn were on the top row of the 30-car field that took the initial green in the 75-lap feature race. Dunn took an early lead on O’Brien and quickly reached slower cars as the feature had 8 laps in the books. O’Brien and Carey Terrance used …

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Sprint Car Summer Shootout July 3 at Rolling Wheels Raceway

FREE Fan Pit Pass with all tickets purchased in advance   ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – June 12, 2012 – Empire Super Sprint Cars burst into Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3, for a night of fervor, fireworks, and high-powered winged sprint car racing action. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and racing for the 360 Sprint Car Summer Shootout begins at 7:30 p.m. Point leader for the Champion Tour Justin Barger will aim to advance his lead while drivers like Shawn Donath and Paul Kinney challenge it in the …

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The “3’s” Take Center Stage on The Countdown to Induction Sunday at The Hall of Fame

Weedsport, New York – Jimmy Horton drove one, so did Chuck Akulis & Pete Corey too. Rene Charland was an ace in one and Gary Reddick drove one but added a “V”. Even Brett Hearn drove one for his “Buds”, and today Chad Brachmann continues to win with one, strapped to a small block at Ransomville and wherever the road takes him. Different era’s, different driving styles, one number. “3”.   This partial list shows the power of a singular number. In Nascar circles, “3” stands for just one man now. But, …

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Brett Hearn Holds Off Chad Brachmann to Capture DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Victory at Merrittville Speedway

By Dave Roberts   THOROLD, Ontario — Brett Hearn held off Chad Brachmann and captured a DIRTcar 358-Modified Series victory Monday night at Merritville Speedway, winning for the seventh time overall this season.   Hearn, who finished second the night before in Cornwall, worked his way forward from his 10th-place starting position, surged to the lead on a lap-54 restart, then battled Brachmann to the finish.   “We had a pretty good car on both nights,” said Hearn, of Vernon, N.J. “Tonight’s car was just a little bit better.”   …

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Danny Johnson Holds Off Brett Hearn to Capture DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Opener at Cornwall Motor Speedway

By Martin Bélanger, Cornwall Motor Speedway PR Director   CORNWALL, Ontario – May 20, 2012 –Danny Johnson is dominating DIRTcar Racing this season. Johnson kicked off his bid to repeat as DIRTcar 358-Modified champion by charging to victory Sunday night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.   It marked the second big series victory this season for Johnson, who also won the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified opener in April at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He leads the Super DIRTcar Series into Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Sunday for the All Star Weekend …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Kicks Off Season with Ontario Swing

-Cornwall Motor Speedway to host Series Opener – – Merrittville Hosts Traditional DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Victoria Day Special –   WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — May 16, 2012 — The 2012 DIRTcar 358 Modified Series gets the green light this weekend with two events at two long-time DIRTcar-sanctioned facilities as part of the Victoria Day celebration in Canada.   Cornwall (Ontario) Motor Speedway will host the Series opener on Sunday, May 20th. Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario, will host their traditional Victoria Day event on Monday, May 21st.   Last season …

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Gander Mountain Becomes Title Sponsor of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Event

  Largest outdoors retailer eager to connect with Syracuse race fans   CONCORD, N.C. — May 4, 2012 —DIRTcar Racing is pleased to announce Gander Mountain, the nation’s largest retail network of stores specializing in hunting, fishing, camping, boating and outdoor lifestyle products and services, will be title sponsor of the Gander Mountain 150, the DIRTcar 358-Modified championship at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI.   Gander Mountain joins NAPA Auto Parts and SEF Small Engine Fuel as primary sponsors of the award-winning, week-long event Oct. 3-7 at the …

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