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Gary Lindberg wins DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series at Humberstone Speedway

Joey Ladouceur is series point leader going into Round 10 at Mohawk International Raceway   PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO – Monday, September 9, 2013 – Gary Lindberg, of Ridgeway, Ontario, charged to victory in Sunday’s Trevor Wilkens Memorial DIRTcar Sportsman Series Feature at the New Humberstone Speedway. “Its cool to finally get the win in a trail race here” said Lindberg, whose win bumped him to 12th in DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series points. “We plan on going to Brighton and maybe Syracuse later this fall.” Mathieu Desjardins and defending series champion …

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“Race Mania 9” at Autodrome Drummond features Super DIRTcar Series, 358-Modified Series, Pro Stock Series

Dale Planck hopes for another Drummond victory     WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – “Race Mania 9” is about to take over Autodrome Drummond, in Drummondville, Quebec, featuring three DIRTcar Northeast series. The weekend of racing kicks off Friday, Sept. 6, featuring the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series take over the quarter-mile oval Saturday, Sept. 7. In July, the trip to Autodrome Drummond spelled victory for Dale Planck in the Super DIRTcar Series and Steve Bernier in the Sportsman Modified Series. Last …

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Three-race weekend lies ahead for DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series

Brad Rouse ready to challenge Joey Ladouceur for series point lead at his home tracks     WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – With three races in three days at three different tracks, the next week could make or break many competitors in the DIRTcar Sportsman Series. The weekend of racing kicks off Friday, Sept. 6, at Ransomville Speedway, continues Saturday, Sept. 7 at Merrittville Speedway, and concludes Sunday, Sept. 8, at Humberstone Speedway. Just 31 points shy of the series point lead, driver Brad Rouse, of St. Catharines, Ontario, could win …

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Super DIRTcar Series Stars & Stripes 100 at Rolling Wheels postponed due to inclement weather

Super DIRTcar Series Stars & Stripes 100 at Rolling Wheels postponed due to inclement weather Racing continues Tuesday, Oct. 8, opening NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week   ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – Monday, September 2, 2013 –  Inclement weather forced postponement of Sunday’s Super DIRTcar Series race at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. The Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100 will continue Tuesday, Oct. 8, after the conclusion of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI “Early Bird” tech inspection at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.   Fans …

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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series heats up at Cornwall with Canadian Nationals finale

CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Cornwall Motor Speedway is rounding out its 2013 season Sunday, Sept. 1, with a special finale featuring the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. Sunday’s Jiffy Auto Service Triple Crown Finals for the Canadian Nationals Gaetan’s Chip Stand Series features a special 125-lap, $5,000-to-win race for the best small-block competitors in the region. The third and final Canadian Nationals event could be a decisive victory for drivers vying for track and series points. Chris Raabe, the Napanee, Ontario, driver of the 01, is second in track points to Mario Clair, …

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Hearn, Rudolph, Bernier, Yetman current leaders in Mr. DIRTcar point standings with three weeks to go

For third year, Mr. DIRTcar program supports local racers throughout the Northeast region WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – As the month of August rolls in, the local racing scene heats up and across the Northeast region many drivers are battling for top spots in point standings. In addition to track and series points, many local dirt track racers have been grappling for points in the Mr. DIRTcar Championship point fund. In its third year, the Mr. DIRTcar program pits local racers across the Northeast region against one another based on their …

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Merrittville hometown heroes ready to take on Big-Block Modified stars in Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial

Super DIRTcar Series heads westward to Thorold track for Canadian Civic Holiday race night   THOROLD, ONTARIO – Friday, July 26, 2013 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series kicks off its August western swing with a historic show Monday, August 5, at Merrittville Speedway. Now dubbed the Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial, the Canadian Civic Holiday celebratory race night has taken over the speedway every August since 1972. Modified racing legend Will Cagle won the inaugural event in 1972, and since then, Merrittville’s local racers have been stepping up to the plate every year …

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Steve Bernier dominates Sportsman Modified Series event at Autodrome Granby

Local Sportsman driver sweeps inaugural series Quebec swing   Granby, Quebec – Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – For a second night in a row, the Sportsman drivers were in action in Quebec, Canada, as the fifth round of the DIRTcar Sportsman Series visited Autodrome Granby for the first time in history. Local top runner, Steve Bernier made a commitment to show to everyone why he is one of the guy to beat in the province of Quebec.   DIRTcar Sportsman Series points leader Joey Ladouceur …

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Sheppard takes first Super DIRTcar Series win of season at Autodrome Granby

Haers, Sheppard rebuild from prior day’s breakdowns to claim top finishes   GRANBY, QUEBEC – July 23, 2013 – There’s nothing like a comeback, and three-time defending Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Champion Matt Sheppard was ready for one after mechanical issues in Monday’s series event left him in 26th place. And, sure enough, “Super” Matt Sheppard delivered a comeback the very next night, taking the win at Autodrome Granby Tuesday, July 23. “We drove to the lead last night, and I think we had the car to win that …

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Matt Sheppard Hoping for Success at Quebec Super DIRTcar Series Races

Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Racing at Drummond and Granby July 22 and 23 WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – Despite his points lead, three-time defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard is hoping to improve his performance in the Big-Block Modified tour as it travels to Quebec. Sheppard leads by just 12 points, and has yet to capture a series win. “Hopefully we can have a little bit of luck, and hopefully we can turn the series around a little bit,” Sheppard said of the upcoming races at …

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Matt Sheppard Charges for the Win in 358-Modified Series at Cornwall Motor Speedwa

Late-Race Challenge to Phelps Brings Sheppard to Victory Lane (Photo by Rick Young) CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Wednesday, July 3, 2013 – In a late-race challenge against Jimmy Phelps, Matt Sheppard took the lead to win the Monday, July 2, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race at Cornwall Motor Speedway. With just three laps to go, Sheppard cruised around Phelps on the outside of Cornwall’s quarter-mile to usurp the win. Sheppard started ninth in the grid for Monday’s feature, and worked his way up during the 100-lap race. Local Cornwall racer Brian McDonald …

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Brad Rouse Rolls to Victory Lane in Cornwall DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Feature

St. Catharines Driver Fends off Justin Sharp for Series Win (Photo by Rick Young) CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Wednesday, July 3, 2013 – Sportsman Modified driver Brad Rouse, of St. Catharines, Ontario, made his way to victory lane on Monday at Cornwall Motor Speedway for the 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series event there. Polesitter Rouse had the lead at the green flag, and kept it through several early-race cautions and a red flag in lap 7. However, Justin Sharp had a faster restart in lap 10, and was able to overcome …

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Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall

Carey Terrance Takes Super DIRTcar Series Win at Cornwall Hogansburg Driver Works His Way to the Lead, Beating Hebert and Whittaker to the Finish CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Monday, July 1 – Persistence paid off Sunday night for Carey Terrance, who, after a dramatic late-race pass for the lead, claimed the Super DIRTcar Series victory at Cornwall Motor Speedway. An impressive total of 58 entries competed for a spot in the Sunday’s 30-car feature, and Terrance kept ahead, claiming a win in his heat race and drawing the ninth starting spot. …

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Twin DIRTcar Series Invade Ransomville Speedway July 3

DIRTcar 358-Modified and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Ready for Western New York Track RANSOMVILLE, N. Y. – Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – Race fans on both sides of the Canadian-American border are gearing up to celebrate national holidays at Ransomville Speedway Wednesday, July 3. The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, joined this year by the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, invades the half-mile clay oval for the Battle at the Border presented by Waste Management and FinditQuick.com. The 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature and 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature, scheduled between Canada Day …

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