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Martin Pelletier claims DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series feature win at Autodrome Granby

Pelletier picks up second series feature win of 2014 GRANBY, QUEBEC – Monday, July 21, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – The DIRTcar Sportsman Series was back in action at beautiful Autodrome Granby for round 3 in the series. Regular runner on the tour for the last few seasons, Martin Pelletier always seem to find a way to shine during big events as he used slower cars to get the top spot and claim his second feature of the Series in 2014. Robert Delormier and Corey Wheeler were on …

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Thursday Night Thunder strikes at Rolling Wheels July 24

Big-Block Modifieds return to “The Fast Track,” along with DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and 305 Sprint Cars ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — The rumble returns to Rolling Wheels. After an exciting Stars & Stripes Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811 Thursday, July 3, featuring the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series and the 360 Sprint Cars of the Empire Super Sprints, “The Fast Track” opens back up for Thursday Night Thunder July 24. July’s Thursday Night Thunder features the mighty DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, with DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and 305 Sprint …

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Danny Johnson battles Stewart Friesen for DIRTcar 358-Modified Series win at Ransomville Speedway

Justin Sharp picks up DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series feature win RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. — July 3,  2014 — After a suspenseful night of racing, at Ransomville Speedway Wednesday, July 2, Justin Sharp and “The Doctor” Danny Johnson claimed hard-fought victories. Modified star Johnson, out of Rochester, N.Y., picked up the win Wednesday in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series 75-lapper after a tense battle with Stewart Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for the lead “The Doctor,” a regular racer on Ransomville’s 3/8-mile, was fast from the get-go, powering from fourth to second at the …

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Big-Block Modifieds gearing up for Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show 6 ” July 8

Bigger purse, new division make “The Big Show” bigger WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — July 1, 2014 — Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show”  keeps getting bigger every year, and it’s sixth running is no different. Set for Tuesday, July 8, (rain date Tuesday, July 29) at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, in Malta, N.Y., “The Big Show 6” features an increased purse and a new division to make what is already one of region’s most popular mid-summer shows even more impressive. Additional sponsorship this year has allowed for an increased winner’s share of $10,000 for …

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Matt Sheppard claims second consecutive Super DIRTcar Series victory

 c   Sheppard’s 30th career series win is his first-ever Big-Block Modified win at Cornwall Motor Speedway CORNWALL, ONTARIO — June 30, 2014 — He’s unstoppable; with two Super DIRTcar Series wins to his credit already this season, “Super Matt” Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y, is on a roll. He outdueled veteran racer Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., Sunday, June 29 to claim a stunning victory at Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway and solidify his point lead over Decker, eight-time series champion Brett Hearn and the many other drivers vying for the …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series makes inaugural trip to Humberstone Speedway followed by action-packed race night at Ransomville Speedway 

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series wheels to Ransomville for July 2 event WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Wednesday, June 25 – The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series are celebrating next week’s patriotic holidays with a pair of action-packed race nights. The small block tour invades Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario, for the first time on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1, then heads straight to Ransomville Speedway, where it joins the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series for a highly-anticipated DIRTCAR doubleheader Wednesday, July 2. Dale Planck, who is currently third in DIRTcar …

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Rolling Wheels opens with DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ June 26

2014 tickets from any DIRTcar sanctioned facility or event redeemable for $3 discount ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – Some race fans save their ticket stubs from a favorite race as a souvenir; come Thursday, June 26, those souvenirs will pay off. General admission patrons at Rolling Wheels Raceway’s DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ opener will receive a discount for presenting tickets from any DIRTcar sanctioned facility or event during the 2014 season. “This year’s two DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ events at Rolling Wheels are great opportunities to thank the best fans in sports, …

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Pro Stock Series rolls to Autodrome Granby for round 2, June 20

Quebec drivers ready to defend home turf against 2013 series champion and current point leader Dave Bissonnette WEESPORT, N.Y. – Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – The DIRTcar Pro Stock Series is on a roll, and on Friday, June 20, it will be rolling to Autodrome Granby in Granby, Quebec. The 50-lapper at the semi-banked half-mile oval marks the second round for the full-fender series. Defending champion Dave Bissonnette claimed victory in the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series opener Sunday, June 1, at Cornwall Motor Speedway, launching him to the point lead …

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Rolling Wheels getting ready to rumble with DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ opener

  DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Stock Cars headline special race night Thursday, June 26 ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – A new season at Rolling Wheel Raceway Park, the premier motorsports venue of Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region, is set to open Thursday, June 26, with the first of two scheduled DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ events. As its name suggests, DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ features the rumbling of the mighty DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, along with action-packed racing for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars. “The Fast …

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Martin Pelletier collects his first DIRTcar Sportsman Series race win at Cornwall

Pelletier triumphs over defending series champion Brad Rouse and points runner-up Joey Ladouceur   CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Sunday, June 1st, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – A gorgeous evening for racing as the Cornwall Motor Speedway presented the initial DIRTcar Sportsman Series event as the best drivers in the business went on in a heated battle for 50 laps in the Jiffy Auto Services 50 Sunday, June 1.   DIRTcar Sportsman Series regulars Martin Pelletier and Adam Hilton led the field 31 competitor to the green of the 50-lap …

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Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock Series kick off June 1 at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Dave Bissonnette and Brad Rouse ready to defend series championships WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – With the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock Series opener just around the corner, racers in both divisions are gearing up for another season of tough competition and fierce points battles. Both tours kick off the same night, Sunday, June 1, for the Jiffy Auto Service DIRTcar Double Header at Cornwall Motor Speedway. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Champion Dave Bissonnette is ready to defend his title. “I’ve been racing here for years, and this is the place …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series kicks off June 1 at Cornwall Motor Speedway

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series kicks off June 1 at Cornwall Motor Speedway WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – The cancellation of April’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series opener pushes the series kick-off date to Sunday, June 1, at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario. The open-wheel racing series will be joined at this early summer date by a full show for the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series. The cancelled Sportsman Series race that had been set for Sunday, June 27, at Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y., will not be rescheduled. This year’s 13-event DIRTcar …

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Focused on ’14: Jimmy Phelps and the Super DIRTcar Stars Launcy Season April 26 at Fulton

Super DIRTcar Series kicks off season at Fulton Speedway Premier Big-Block Modified tour picks up momentum with new tracks, events, drivers WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Spring has sprung, and with it the Super DIRTcar Series is ready to kick into high gear. The Big-Block Modified tour kicks off Saturday, April 26, at Central New York’s Fulton Speedway. Last year, the series brought the best competitors to the best facilities in DIRTcar’s Northeast Region as drivers duked it out for points supremacy. Veteran Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., took home the crown …

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