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Hearn Cashes In With $10,000 358-Mod Series Win At Drummond

Drummondville, QUE — Sept. 11, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director International superstar Brett Hearn continued his mastery on Canadian soil Saturday, capturing his biggest win of the year at Autodrome Drummond in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series ‘Hamel Propane Race Mania 160’ worth a whopping $10,000. Hearn patiently carved his way through the pack after starting 20th in the 30-car field, swapping the lead twice with runner-up Dale Planck en route his second win in five tour events highlighting the ... Read More »

P.J. Peters Captures Mohawk ‘Eastern Door 50′

Akwesasne, NY — September 1, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Ten days ago P.J. Peters was winless on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Pro Stock circuit in 2010. After Wednesday night’s flag-to-flag victory in the ‘Eastern Door 50’ at Mohawk Int’l Raceway that was postponed from Aug. 21 due to rain, Peters has now scored two straight feature wins and has moved back into contention for his first-ever overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship. “Really been struggling all year,” remarked Peters, 37, after posting ... Read More »

Mr. DIRTcar Champ Trail September Events

Weedsport, NY — August 31, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Racing’s 35th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast is ready to make its stretch run beginning in September with a full slate of extra-distance Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series races in all classes. More than a dozen point races highlight the biggest month of the season on the DIRTcar NE circuit, including the Super DIRTcar Series fourth stop of the year at Cayuga County Fair Speedway and a ... Read More »

UMP Modifieds Invade DuQuoin State Fair Labor Day Weekend

Oldani Memorial Returns for 17th Running Final Stop of Modified Triple Crown The 17th running of the Bill Oldani Memorial returns to the DuQuoin State Fair with preliminary events Sunday night September 5 and the 20-mile main event on Labor Day. The 2010 edition is the final leg of the new UMP Modified “Triple Crown” following the first Indyana Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in May and the first Illini Dash at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in August. A number of drivers from Illinois and Missouri and surrounding states ... Read More »

Mr. DIRTcar Champ Trail August Events

Weedsport, NY — July 29, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director The 2010 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series begins its stretch run for teams contending for the elusive overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels titles in Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock classes. The month of August begins and ends with a pair of Super DIRTcar Series shows for the mighty Big-Block Modifieds, with Pro Stockers getting back on track in the north country in between. 358-Modified and Sportsman Series travelers have the month open to ... Read More »

Surviving DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour is Reward for Brandon Thirlby

PEORIA, IL – July 13, 2010 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour isn’t for the faint of heart. Starting June 16, the Dirt Late Model tour has wound its way through the Midwest, not even stopping to catch a breath for 19 consecutive race days. Very few have what it takes to survive the grueling schedule, much less compete against some of the best racers in the country day after day. Nearly 300 drivers have tried, but only 10 have taken to the track each of the 24 nights ... Read More »

Raabe Captures Career 1st Sportsman Modified Series Main At Brockville

Brockville, ONT — July 10, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Canadian runner Chris Raabe has been improving ever since opening the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series in April at Black Rock Speedway. Following a rare DNQ at Black Rock, Raabe followed up immediately with eighth, fifth, third and second-place finishes. The ‘Teenage Tornado’ from Napanee, Ontario can go no further anymore after dominating the 30-lap Series show Thursday night for his first set of checkers on home turf at Brockville Ontario Speedway. “There’s no better ... Read More »

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 »