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Danny Johnson Charges To Edelweiss 358 Series Victory

Cantley, QUE — July 1, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Danny Johnson has been winning up and down the Atlantic Coast for the past three decades. Thursday night the ‘Doctor’ charted new territory, putting on dazzling performance in French territory to score his first-ever victory at Autodrome Edelweiss in the headline Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘Gauvreau Top Soil 100.’ Behind the wheel of owner Mike Payne’s potent Waste Management no. 27J Rochester Americans-Honeoye Auto Parts-Currier Plastics/Bicknell machine, Johnson charged from ... Read More »

Mr. DIRTcar Champ Trails Hitting Summer Stride

Weedsport, NY — June 30, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The Fourth of July holiday traditionally marks the halfway point of the season on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. And for teams competing in the four premier 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series, the first full month of summer will be even hotter as they contend in nine more special events scheduled in both Canada and the U.S. July is easily one of the most demanding months of the entire season with ... Read More »

Sears Scores Sportsman Series Win Sunday At Cornwall

Cornwall, ONT — June 13, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director In a main event slowed by 11 yellow flags, it was a fitting conclusion for the yellow no. 83x Total Site Development/Bicknell entry steered by talented teenager Tim Sears Jr. as he made a sizzling debut leading flag-to-flag Sunday night in the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series ‘Benson Auto Parts 30’ at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The final restart went single-file, giving Sears enough breathing room to outlast Canadian contender Chris Herbsion and allow the second-generation ... Read More »

2 Days to the Prelude to the Dream: 2007 Prelude to the Dream Set Benchmark for Future Events

2007 Prelude to the Dream Set Benchmark for Future Events Inaugural HBO Pay-Per-View® Telecast, Gordon’s Return to Dirt, Montoya’s Dirt Debut and Fantastic Finish Made for Memorable Evening at Eldora Speedway ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 7, 2010) – Every big sporting event had a signature moment that helped it grow in a way never thought possible. Joe Namath of the New York Jets guaranteeing victory over the Baltimore Colts prior to Super Bowl III in 1969 – and then backing it up with a 16-7 win in the Orange Bowl in ... Read More »

4 Days to the Prelude to the Dream: FAST FACTS with Complete Driver Lineup

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Prelude to the Dream – FAST FACTS WHAT: Sixth Annual Prelude to the Dream WHERE: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (Half-mile dirt oval) WHEN: 7 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. PDT) on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 DISTANCE: Feature consists of 30 laps (preceded by hot laps, qualifying and heat races) CARS: Dirt Late Model stock cars PAST WINNERS: • 2009: Tony Stewart • 2008: Tony Stewart • 2007: Carl Edwards • 2006: Tony Stewart • 2005: Kenny Wallace THE TRACK: Half-mile dirt oval • Banking: 24 degrees in ... Read More »

Huge Month For DIRTcar Racing Late Models Highlighted By $100,000 Dream At Eldora Speedway & Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’

CONCORD, NC – June 4, 2010 – The biggest month of the season for DIRTcar Racing’s headline Late Model division is about to blast off. It all starts on June 11-12 at Tony Stewart’s famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, with the 16th running of the Dirt Late Model ‘Dream,’ a crown-jewel event that offers the division’s biggest first-place prize (a whopping $100,000) and will once again be contested under the sanctioning of DIRTcar Racing. Just days later, on Wed., June 16, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals – DIRTcar Racing’s signature ... Read More »

8 Days to the Prelude to the Dream: Action Sports Legend Travis Pastrana to Compete in Prelude

Action Sports Legend Travis Pastrana to Compete in Gillette Fusion ProGlide Prelude to the Dream Will Join Fellow Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael in All-Star Dirt Late Model Race Live on HBO Pay-Per-View® from Eldora ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 1, 2010) – His resume is legendary in the world of action sports. He’s the most successful competitor in the history of X Games freestyle motocross, a five-time United States amateur motocross champion, and winner of four consecutive championships in the Rally America Series. He is Travis Pastrana, and never afraid to try ... Read More »

Irish Jack Murphy Holiday Travel Plans Include Weedsport Stop

Weedsport, NY — May 27, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Coming to a climax with the headline ‘Hall of Fame Classic 100’ on May 30, the Memorial Day Weekend Super DIRTcar Series showdown on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds is just 3 days away. The historic Weedsport, New York speedway comes to life for the traditional holiday special with the 100-lap Big-Block Modified winner on Sunday waiting to take home a cool $6,000 top prize. Helping commemorate the past two decades of Hall of Fame happenings ... Read More »

Billy Rafter Returns For May 30 Hall of Fame Happening

Weedsport, NY — May 21, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director Coming to a climax with the headline ‘Hall of Fame Classic 100’ on May 30, the Memorial Day Weekend Super DIRTcar Series showdown on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds is just 9 days away. The historic Weedsport, New York speedway comes to life for the traditional holiday special with the 100-lap Big-Block Modified winner on Sunday waiting to take home a cool $6,000 top prize. Helping commemorate the past two decades of Hall of Fame happenings ... Read More »

Eddie Kirchoff Closing In On Colorado Late Model Association DIRTcar Series Alltime Win Record

Denver, CO — Eddie Kirchoff performed spectacularly 12 hours from home last weekend. This weekend he’ll try to put together another perfect performance in his backyard. Hot off a sweep of a historic doubleheader co-sanctioned by the Colorado Late Model Association DIRTcar Series and Midwest DIRTcar Late Model Series at Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park, Gillette, Wyo.’s Kirchoff is ready to defend his home turf when the CLMA tour visits Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday night (May 14) and Gillette (Wyo.) Thunder Speedway on Saturday evening ... Read More »

Mike Mahaney Prominent In Petty Driver Search

King Ferry, NY — April 30, 2010 – Kelly Loughlin, Mahaney Motorsports PR (585/455-5080) The tagline of Richard Petty’s Driver Search asked, “Do You Have What it Takes?” DIRTcar Northeast Big-Block Modified racer Mike Mahaney from King Ferry, N.Y. proved that yes, he does. The 20 year-old second-generation standout was the runner-up in Petty’s intensive training camp and competition that took place April 26-29 outside Charlotte, N.C. Named for the winningest driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup history, the inaugural Richard Petty’s Driver Search presented the opportunity to just 12 applicants ... Read More »

Britten Back From Australia For Second Season In DIRTcar Modified

Weedsport, NY — April 29, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director Last season Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion Peter Britten made history when he was the first from his country to compete aboard a mighty Big-Block Modified on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. In 2010, the talented young driver from Brisbane, Queensland has returned to the United States and has taken his program one step further. Along with racing in Central New York on weekends, Britten is serving as crew chief for ’09 Motorsports Safety Systems/ButlerBuilt ... Read More »

Colorado Late Model Association DIRTcar Series Thunders into Colorado Motorsports Park

Dupont,CO — The weekend of April 24th and 25th is probably going to be one of the best weekends of racing in the history of dirt racing in Colorado! The weekend will start off at Colorado Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 24th with the 1st Annual “THUNDER IN THE ROCKIES”. This will be the first race for the Colorado Late Model Association DIRTCar Series since they have become a UMP DIRTcar Series and the first late model race ever at Colorado Motorsports Park. They are expecting cars from Colorado and ... Read More »

Can-Am Set To Stage Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Opener Sunday

Weedsport, NY — April 15, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director *Rick Young Photo The battle for international supremacy will continue to rage on when top full-fender racers from both Canada and the United States lock bumpers in their quest for the coveted 2010 Mr. DIRTcar crown. This year record-setting Western New Yorker Pete Stefanski will be facing his biggest challenge yet while second-generation Canadian chauffeur Joey Ladouceur has some unfinished business to tend to. The dynamic DIRTcar duo finished 1-2 last season, accounting for eight victories ... Read More »