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Bobby Pierce Wracks Up 14 Victories In 2014 On His Way To Becoming Youngest Ever DIRTcar Late Model National Champion

Illinois Driver Overcomes Setbacks to Claim $20,000 DIRTcar UMP National Points Title CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 15, 2014 – A season’s worth of hard work and determination culminated in one stellar night for Bobby Pierce at Eldora Speedway. Pierce, 17, of Oakwood, Ill., led every lap of Eldora’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals A-Main to emphatically wrap up his first ever DIRTcar Late Model national points title, and in doing so become the youngest driver ever to claim the weekly-racing Late Model championship. “It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears …

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‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A’ brings Super DIRTcar Series to Lebanon Valley

Local runner and series regular Keith Flach hopes to fare well in one of the season’s most competitive fields of racers WEST LEBANON, N.Y. — August, 7, 2014 — Lebanon Valley Speedway’s classic ‘Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.’ is just around the corner, and Super DIRTcar Series racers are preparing for the always action-packed battle on the high banks. The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series returns to half-mile Thursday, Aug. 14, for the $17,500-to-win show. Local racer and series regular Keith Flach, of Ravena, N.Y., is looking forward to taking …

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Shane Pecore wins first DIRTcar Sportsman Series at Autodrome Drummond

Pecore wrestles the lead from Sportsman standout Brad Rouse DRUMMOND, QUEBEC – Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 – Martin Bélanger, DIRTcar Correspondent – A hot and humid Tuesday greeted DIRTcar Sportsman Series driver to Autodrome Drummond for round 4 of the Series as a fine field gathered for the 50-lap event. Shane Pecore collected his first win on the DIRTcar Sportsman tour in an eventful race. Yves Leveille and Brad Rouse were on the front row of the 30-car field that took the initial green. Defending Series champion Rouse took first …

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Matt Sheppard claims second consecutive Super DIRTcar Series victory

Sheppard’s 30th career series win is his first-ever Big-Block Modified win at Cornwall Motor Speedway CORNWALL, ONTARIO — June 30, 2014 — He’s unstoppable; with two Super DIRTcar Series wins to his credit already this season, “Super Matt” Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y, is on a roll. He outdueled veteran racer Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., Sunday, June 29 to claim a stunning victory at Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway and solidify his point lead over Decker, eight-time series champion Brett Hearn and the many other drivers vying for the title. “I …

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Billy Decker takes aim at first career Big Diamond win at July 15 Super DIRTcar Series race

Big-Block Modifieds head to Big Diamond Speedway for Big-Block Brawl WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — For the first time in a half-decade, the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series returns to Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Penn., Tuesday, July 15 (rain date Wednesday, July 16). The $6,000-to-win, 75-lap Big Block Brawl pits the series stars against the best Modified racing talent in Pennsylvania. “It brings a lot of competition into town,” said series driver Billy Decker, who is coming off a series victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y. “If you …

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Big-Block Modifieds gearing up for Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show 6 ” July 8

Bigger purse, new division make “The Big Show” bigger WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — July 1, 2014 — Brett Hearn’s “The Big Show”  keeps getting bigger every year, and it’s sixth running is no different. Set for Tuesday, July 8, (rain date Tuesday, July 29) at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, in Malta, N.Y., “The Big Show 6” features an increased purse and a new division to make what is already one of region’s most popular mid-summer shows even more impressive. Additional sponsorship this year has allowed for an increased winner’s share of $10,000 for …

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Matt Sheppard claims second consecutive Super DIRTcar Series victory

 c   Sheppard’s 30th career series win is his first-ever Big-Block Modified win at Cornwall Motor Speedway CORNWALL, ONTARIO — June 30, 2014 — He’s unstoppable; with two Super DIRTcar Series wins to his credit already this season, “Super Matt” Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y, is on a roll. He outdueled veteran racer Billy Decker, of Sidney, N.Y., Sunday, June 29 to claim a stunning victory at Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway and solidify his point lead over Decker, eight-time series champion Brett Hearn and the many other drivers vying for the …

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Eckert Goes Back-to-Back with Dominating DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Wisconsin’s Wilmot Raceway

By Jordan Morris WILMOT, Wis. – June 15, 2014 – Rick Eckert didn’t wait long after securing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, following it up by leading flag-to-flag and capturing the victory on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway. Eckert, of York, Pa., started from the pole position with Ryan Unzicker on his outside. Eckert, the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion racing the defending series champion’s Rocket Chassis car, held off Unzicker on the start of the race and after …

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Rolling Wheels opens with DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ June 26

2014 tickets from any DIRTcar sanctioned facility or event redeemable for $3 discount ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – Some race fans save their ticket stubs from a favorite race as a souvenir; come Thursday, June 26, those souvenirs will pay off. General admission patrons at Rolling Wheels Raceway’s DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ opener will receive a discount for presenting tickets from any DIRTcar sanctioned facility or event during the 2014 season. “This year’s two DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ events at Rolling Wheels are great opportunities to thank the best fans in sports, …

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Roars to Life on Wednesday, June 11, at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway

2014 tour comprised of 33 events in 39 days through nine Midwestern states CONCORD, N.C. – June 10, 2014 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals pushes drivers, crews and Dirt Late Models to their limits by competing 33 times in the span of 39 days beginning Wednesday, June 11, at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway. The schedule is so grueling some call it “The Hell Tour.” So many tracks are seeking a piece of the action the schedule was increased to six weeks, running from the June 11 opener through the July 19 …

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Focused on ’14: Jimmy Phelps and the Super DIRTcar Stars Launcy Season April 26 at Fulton

Super DIRTcar Series kicks off season at Fulton Speedway Premier Big-Block Modified tour picks up momentum with new tracks, events, drivers WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Spring has sprung, and with it the Super DIRTcar Series is ready to kick into high gear. The Big-Block Modified tour kicks off Saturday, April 26, at Central New York’s Fulton Speedway. Last year, the series brought the best competitors to the best facilities in DIRTcar’s Northeast Region as drivers duked it out for points supremacy. Veteran Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., took home the crown …

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VP RACING FUELS & DIRTcar RACING EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

VP RACING FUELS & DIRTcar RACING EXTEND PARTNERSHIP VP Tapped as DIRTcar Fuel Supplier Through 2017 SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 17, 2014) VP Racing Fuels today announced the extension of its sponsorship of World Racing Group’s DIRTcar Racing sanction body through 2017. With the agreement, VP will continue as the “Official Fuel of DIRTcar,” one of the largest sanctioning bodies in the world by race count, providing spec fuels to Big-Block and 358-Modified competitors, serving as exclusive trackside fuel supplier to the Sportsman and Pro Stock classes and as the …

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Another Magnificent Season Brought Devin Gilpin A Second Consecutive DIRTcar UMP Modified National Title In 2013

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Young Indiana Talent Became Just Fourth Driver In History To Win Back-To-Back UMP Modified National Crowns CONCORD, NC – Dec. 19, 2013 – Devin Gilpin was spectacular in 2012. He might have been even better, though, in 2013. Continuing his rapid ascension to the top of the open-wheel Modified world, the 23-year-old driver from Columbus, Ind., won the DIRTcar UMP Modified national points championship for the second consecutive year with a 2013 campaign that was almost too good to be true. After winning an amazing 36 UMP Modified features en …

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Brandon Sheppard Ascends To Superstar Status With Spectacular 2013 Season On DIRTcar UMP Circuit

For Sweeping Summer Nationals & National Weekly Series Titles, Young Driver Will Receive Nearly $50,000 At Organization’s Awards Banquet CONCORD, NC – Nov. 22, 2013 – Brandon Sheppard came of age in 2012. In 2013, he became a star. After bursting onto the national dirt Late Model scene in ’12 during his stint driving the Rocket Chassis house car, the 20-year-old driver from New Berlin, Ill., returned to his family-owned team this season and promptly made DIRTcar UMP history. He captured the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ and national …

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