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Can-Am Loses Series Shows For 2nd Straight Year During Super DIRT Week

LaFargeville, NY — October 7, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director For the third time in the past three years, rain forced track and series officials to cancel the October 7 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship event at Can-Am Motorsports Park. Yet unlike last October when Mother Nature provided no other option but to pull the plug on the ‘Nasty Track of the North,’ the event will not be rescheduled. Also scheduled to be in action Wednesday was a Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman …

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Terrell’s Tops SDW Pro Stock Time Trials

Weedsport, NY — October 4, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Serving Central New York since 1961, Terrell’s Potato Chip Company Inc. has become synonymous with sponsorship support of the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. In the upcoming fall festival of speed, Terrell’s returns just as strong by posting $500 Pole and $250 Outside-Pole cash awards during the 38th running of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. With the rivalry reaching fever pitch this season, last October Pete Stefanski and Joey Ladouceur were the …

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Susice Savors Fulton Return With 2nd Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Win

October 4, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Second-generation standout Ryan Susice continued his season of firsts as he collected the biggest win of his budding career Sunday afternoon in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series ‘Gater Racing News/Motorsports Expo 30’ to close out the Sportsman portion of the 24th Annual Fulton 200 Weekend at Fulton Speedway. In his first year following the DIRTcar Sportsman Series full-time, Susice matched his first career tour triumph registered two weeks earlier at Canandaigua (NY) speedway, where …

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Super DIRT Week Northeast’s Crown Jewel Event

Weedsport, NY — October 3, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director WHAT The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action for its 2009 Big-Block Modified finale as part of the 38th edition of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds. Five straight days of trackside activity —including DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock racing— on the Syracuse Mile culminate Sunday, October 11, with the Rite Aid 200 Presented By Ferris & Snapper Mowers boasting a first-place cash prize of $50,000 to the winner. A rain …

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Rain Cancels Opening Day Of Fulton Weekend

Fulton, NY — October 2, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Rain showers throughout the Central New York region on Friday did not spare racers at Fulton Speedway, leaving track officials with no other option but to cancel the program that was set to kick off the first weekend in October. The Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series event has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 4 to bring an end to the 24th edition of Fulton 200 Weekend. Pit gates will swing open …

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Eldora Speedway’s UMP Nationals and I-55 Raceway’s Party in Pevely a Back-to-Back Blowout for DIRTcar Racing

Grayville, IL — A glance at the upcoming Pak-A-Sak UMP DIRTcar Nationals at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and the UMP DIRTcar Roundup: Party in Pevely at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo.: WHAT : Pak-A-Sak UMP DIRTcar Nationals UMP DIRTcar Late Model and Modified drivers will converge on the famed Eldora Speedway on Oct. 9-10 for the Pak-A-Sak UMP DIRTcar Nationals – the last official points race for the 2009 UMP DIRTcar season. Heading to the historic Buckeye State half-mile oval, one of the tightest national points battles in recent …

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2009 Mr. DIRTcar Champions Crowned In October

Weedsport, NY — September 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Racing’s 34th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast is heading down the homestretch as teams strap down for the final bill of high-paying extra-distance Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series races in October. Nine race dates highlight the last month of the season on the DIRTcar NE circuit, including more than a dozen marquee events shared between the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock touring classes. The ‘Rite Aid 200 Presented By …

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Ladouceur Claims 4th Pro Stock Series Victory At Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY — September 26, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent If there was any question whether a crate engine could keep up with an open motor in the Pro Stock class on a bigger speedway, Joey Ladouceur put those doubts to rest on Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Ladouceur took the lead from top tour rival Pete Stefanski on lap 16 of the 30-lap Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series feature and rolled on to convincing win in the Terrell’s Potato Chips 30. “Usually …

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Rain Delays RWR World Series Sportsman Main Until Super DIRT Week

Elbridge, NY — September 26, 2009 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent Evening rain showers swept over Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and forced officials to postpone the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman feature event until Oct. 9 of Super DIRT Week. Four heat races and a pair of consolation round events cut the 42-car down to 32 to fill in the starting grid before the call to postpone came as the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified main was just past the mid-point. The next event in the 2009 Hoosier …

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Decker Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Xtreme Lubricants 75’ Friday At Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY — September 25, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Bill Moore Sr. Photo The Decker Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified ‘Xtreme Lubricants 75’ Friday At Rolling Wheelsfor reigning Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Champion Billy Decker as he captured his second 358-Modified Series win in two weeks. Decker won the ‘GMCI Express 150’ at Autodrome Granby on Sept. 13 then finished dead-last the next weekend in ‘Race Mania 5’ at Autodrome Drummond, before leading all but the initial circuit to dominate the Xtreme …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing National Points Update

Grayville,IL — Sept. 25, 2009 – Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. (Super Late Models) and Gary Cook Jr. of Deer Creek, Ill. (Modifieds) remained on top of the UMP DIRTcar Racing national points standings released on Thursday, but their advantages shrank slightly heading into the critical final three weeks of the circuit’s 2009 points season. With two weekends of weekly points racing and the Oct. 9-10 UMP DIRTcar Racing Nationals at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, remaining for Super Late Model and Modified competitors, Feger holds a seven-point edge (2,944-2,937) …

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Syracuse Court Star Gerry McNamara Named Super DIRT Week Grand Marshall

Weedsport, NY — September 23, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director From the hard court at Syracuse University across town to the hard clay of the Syracuse Mile, former all-Big East playmaker Gerry McNamara will lead the fastest break of all during Super DIRT Week, Oct. 7-11, serving as Grand Marshall for the 38th edition of DIRTcar Northeast’s premier event. The popular 3-point shooting guard for the Orange from 2002-06 will first be introduced on ‘Media Day’ to officially kick off Super DIRT Week XXXVIII on …

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BOS Weekend Lap Sponsorship Available

Brockville, ONT — September 21, 2009 – By Steve Young, Brockville PR Director It’s less than one month until the first-ever DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals takes place at Brockville Ontario Speedway. The ‘Beast of the East’ will close out it’s 40th Anniversary season October 17-18, 2009 with the first of its kind event featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series finales for the 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes along with an open 360 Sprint car event and Street Stock invitational. Lap sponsorship packages are now being offered …

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Phelps Hangs On For $10,000 358-Modified Series Win On Canadian Soil

Drummondville, QUE — September 19, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director It took Jimmy Phelps 21 extra laps yet it was well worth the wait as he surged ahead of Brett Hearn by a car-length under the checkered flag Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond to capture the biggest victory of his career, worth a whopping $10,000 in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘Dream Weekend Race Mania 5’ title race. It was also one of the best Small-Block series showings for Team …

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