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Final 2008 DIRTcar NorthEast Regional Points Champions Declared

Weedsport, NY — September 12, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director After five straight months of wheel-to-wheel, paint-trading action at nearly 30 tracks, the chase for valuable points towards the lucrative 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Regional Championships ended over Labor Day Weekend. Crowned champions of their respective DIRTcar Region were Billy Decker (Central), Brett Hearn (Eastern) and Brian Swartzlander (Western) in the Big-Blocks ranks, 358-Modified chauffeurs Kayle Robidoux (Northern), Jerry Higbie (Eastern) and Pete Bicknell (Western), and Chris Raabe (Northern), Todd Henderson (Central) and James Michael …

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History On Horizon In Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship At Drummond

Weedsport, NY — September 10, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The history of Autodrome Drummond dates back to its official opening for “organized” stock car racing in 1951. Recognized as a far more professional entity in the entertainment business today, racers have been gearing up all summer for the biggest event in the past 57 years at the now modernized banked oval located one hour east of Montreal on the St-Francois River. “This will definitely be the most significant motorsports event ever held at Drummond,” …

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Rain Reeks Havoc On Mr. DIRTcar Series’ In early September

Weedsport, NY — September 8, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The past weekend began with seven Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events slated to run over three days in DIRTcar NorthEast’s four major touring divisions. By the time the final checkered flag flew on Sunday evening, just two extra-distance races made their way into the record book, yet not one program went unaffected by the region-wide rains that have hampered DIRTcar NE’s 33rd successive season of operation. The only two feature race winners over the weekend …

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Mr. DIRTcar NorthEast Point Battles Rage On After Labor Day

Weedsport, NY — September 5, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar NorthEast PR Director The 2008 overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championships are now in full gear after the Labor Day holiday, with point pictures now coming into clear view for top teams chasing DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s highest honor. Track bonus points were issued during the past week, revealing comfortable advantages for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series leader Billy Decker and Pete Stefanski in the UMP Pro Stock division. 1998 Big-Block points king Decker is in pursuit of his …

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DIRTcar Racing Partners With MyRaceLife.com On Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup at I-55 Raceway

Concord, NC — World Racing Group and 4D Media, Inc., announced today that MyRaceLife.com will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup at I-55 Raceway. The four-day event dubbed the “Party in Pevely” by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and track owner Ken Schrader will feature all eight divisions of UMP DIRTcar Racing during the course of the Oct. 15-18 extravaganza in the St. Louis suburb. “It’s easy to see that UMP DIRTcar Racing is the heart of Grassroots racing and MyRaceLife.com aims to provide those Grassroots fans …

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Record purse for South Buxton’s Castrol Canadian UMP Late Model Shootout

Blenheim,ONT — Mike Bennett – South Buxton Raceway South Buxton Raceway is gearing up for its biggest show of the season – and biggest purse in the track’s 37-year history. Rusty Schlenk, of Jackson, Mich., will be back to defend his championship in the fourth annual Castrol Canadian UMP Late Model Showdown on Saturday, Sept. 27. South Buxton has added a second main attraction to its marquis event, the Advantage Warehouse UMP Modified Canadian Fall Blowout. Track owner Scott Mihalco announced the total purse will be over $34,000.00 (U.S. funds), …

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Danny O’Brien Captures Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Jiffy 100 at Cornwall

Cornwall, ONT — August 31, 2008 – By Martin Belanger, Cornwall Motor Speedway PR Cornwall Motor Speedway presented the annual Jiffy Auto Services 100. As usual, a huge car count and one of the best crowds of the year was on hand for this show. It was race #4 for the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series with the top Small-Block teams chasing a $4,000 top prize in the 100-lap event. John Lazore and Pete Bicknell led the field of 32 cars to start the Jiffy 100, with Lazore taking the early …

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2008 Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Title Hopes Planted In Post-Season Play

Weedsport, NY — August 29, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director DIRTcar Racing’s 33rd consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast is ready to make its stretch run beginning in September with a full slate of high-paying extra-distance Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series races in all classes. More than 20 point races highlight the biggest month of the season on the DIRTcar NE circuit, including the first 200-lap events as part of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, plus 358-Modified Series stops in both …

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Ladouceur On Course For Cornwall Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Stop

Weedsport, NY — August 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Second-generation short-track standout Joey Ladouceur has been a fixture on the DIRTcar NorthEast UMP Pro Stock scene for the past decade. He joined his still active father, Laurent Ladouceur, to comprise the first father/son tandem that earned the group’s highest honor as he was crowned Mr. DIRTcar in 2004. Four years have passed since Joey reached the pinnacle of the UMP Pro Stock world. He’s still chasing the checkered flag around the full-fender circuit today …

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Town Mechanical Showcased Nationally On Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Weedsport, NY — August 25, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A job well done in record time. 106 hours to be exact. Recognized locally at speedways around the Central New York circuit, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified racer Todd Town moved to the national stage this past week participating in a volunteer construction effort as part of the ABC reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Owner of Town Mechanical, Inc. based in Baldwinsville, New York, Town was notified three weeks earlier that he was chosen to provide …

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New ‘RACEceiver Ace’ Required For DIRTcar NE Series Pit Stop Events

Weedsport, NY — August 25, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director A handful of extra-distance events on the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit have been given the green light for teams to use two-way radios in during the coming months. In each Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series ‘Grand Slam’ event for Big-Block Modifieds and the 358-Modified Championship during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, two-way radios will be allowed. If using two-way communication, the use of a …

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Super DIRT Week XXXVII Bulletin: Changes In Store For 2008 Edition

Weedsport, NY — August 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director In 2008, Advance Auto Parts Modified teams can register and practice up to two cars for competition during Super DIRT Week, October 7-12, but only one draw and one time trial per driver will be allowed. All cars entering the grounds must pay an entry fee, including those designated for use as back-ups. In addition, a suitable helmet for head protection will be required for use by all over-the-wall team members in …

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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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