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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Legends Week Kicks Off at Jacksonville

A.E. Blair Photography Several of last week’s events rescheduled by Mother Nature CONCORD, NC — June 18, 2018 — Tuesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway will jumpstart the grueling schedules after Mother Nature put a damper on the opening week of action, leaving but a single winner on each tour: two-time defending Champion Brian Shirley and first-time winner Curt Spalding. Four of the five scheduled race nights were lost to wretched weather, but today’s sunny forecast will remedy that. All points …

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34th Annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Kicks Off Wednesday in Peoria

CONCORD, NC — June 12, 2019 — The DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is set to kick off the 34th consecutive year of competition in 2019. Starting on Wednesday, June 12, at Peoria Speedway (IL) and ending with two straight nights at Oakshade Raceway (OH) on July 12-13, the premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar Late Model ranks will race in 26 events in 32 days spread out over eight states vying for a whopping $235,000 in first-place prize money over the marathon five weeks of competition. Several …

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A DREAM COME TRUE: Sheppard Edges McDowell at the Stripe to Earn Rocket1 Racing’s First Career Crown Jewel at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – June 8, 2019 – After decades of coming to Eldora Speedway, after numerous Dirt Late Model Dream entries and no big trophy to show for it, Mark Richards and the Rocket Chassis house team have finally put their car in Victory Lane, a winner of a crown jewel event at “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track.” Brandon Sheppard continued his season of dominance behind the wheel of the Rocket1 Racing machine on Saturday night, scoring the $125,000 check after 100 laps in the 25th running of the Dirt …

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Dreams of Redemption Turn to Reality for Davenport and Clanton at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – June 7, 2019 – Redemption seemed to be the theme of the Friday night portion of Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, GA, grabbed a feature win just one night after giving it away on the last lap, and Shane Clanton, of Zebulon, GA, dominated the competition in his feature event and went to Victory Lane for the first time in Dream action since his $100,000 win in the 2012 finale. Group A Competition On Thursday night, “Superman” Jonathan Davenport set himself up …

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The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Returns to Utica-Rome Speedway

Will Kevin Root Begin his Championship Defense with a Win at Utica-Rome Speedway Sunday, June 16? VERNON, NY – June 3, 2019 – For the eleventh time in DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series history, the stars and cars of the Series will return to the great half-mile Utica-Rome Speedway looking for a $1,000 top prize. Last year the reigning Series Champion Kevin Root walked away with the checkered flag. Race fans are eager to see if the No. 34 can repeat in 2019 starting the Central Region opener, Sunday, June 16 at famous …

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Lanigan and Weiss Headline Thursday Night Action at #DLMDream25

ROSSBURG, OH – June 6, 2019 – The 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream started out with everything the Dirt Late Model world was hoping for on a Thursday night – clear skies, warm weather and a record car-count not seen in 7 years. The only thing left on the list was some incredible racing from the industry’s best competitors. And boy, did they ever deliver on that. 92 of the best DIRTcar Late Model drivers in the world packed the pit area and put on a show …

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EVEN BIGGER! Brett Hearn’s ‘The Big Show 11’ is now $11,111-to-win

Super DIRTcar Series Premier Event Now 111 Laps and NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII Qualifier MALTA, NY — June 6, 2019 — Few races have been able to generate an attitude and identity as quickly as Brett Hearn’s The Big Show, and on Tuesday, June 25, the event celebrates its 11th running with host Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Brett Hearn increasing the winner’s share to $11,111 and the lap count to 111. Plus, the winner also receives a guaranteed starting spot at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVIII’s Billy Whittaker …

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DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Racing for $54,000 in 2019

Full-Fendered Frenzy Begins Sunday, July 7, at Cornwall Motor Speedway CONCORD, NC – June 6, 2019 – The full-fendered frenzy of the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series featuring hardscrabble dirt track heroes returns to the dirt ovals of the Northeast and Canada July 7 to Nov. 2. These Hoosier Racing Tire-shod, VP Race Fuels burning hot rods put on one of the best shows around, and the action begins Sunday, July 7, at Cornwall Motor Speedway, where 2018 Pro Stock Series championship runner-up C.D. Beauchamp took the checkered flag in 2019. …

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Josh Harris Rocks the Music City Outlaw Nationals

NASHVILLE, TN — June 1, 2019 — Utica, Kentucky native Josh Harris swept the DIRTcar UMP Modified portion of the inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night in front of a packed house. Qualifying fastest with a 16.607 lap around the newly dirt-clad quarter-mile, the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals standout went on to win his Heat, score the pole, and lead all 20 laps of a caution-filled Feature. Winning the second Heat and starting on the outside pole, DIRTcar and NASCAR star Kenny Wallace ceded …

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Rudolph Routs the Field at Weedsport

Erick Rudolph led flag-to-flag to win again at Weedsport Speedway WEEDSPORT, NY – May 27, 2019 – Despite leading all 100 laps of the Heroes Remembered 100, fans were left amazed at the incredible race they had just witnessed. Rudolph fought back challenges from some of the best Super DIRTcar Series drivers to ever get behind the wheel of a Big Block Modified. Billy Decker, Stewart Friesen, and Max McLaughlin took turns trying to ground the high-flying Ransomville racer, but all efforts fell short. With a final lunge, Decker crossed …

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Inaugural Fairgrounds DIRTcar Clash in the Books

NASHVILLE, TN – May 25, 2019 – Almost two weeks’ worth of track prep and 181 truckloads of dirt later, the inaugural Fairgrounds DIRTcar Clash is in the books. And what a turnout it was on Saturday night at the track, in the grandstands and the pit area. A total of 104 cars passed through the pit gates of Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, in four divisions of 17 DIRTcar Pro Late Models, 36 Quicksilver Performance Street Stocks, 18 Pure Mini Stocks and 33 Mod Lites. Four Qualifying sessions set four new …

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Autodrome Drummond

DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Autodrome Drummond DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – May 16, 2019 – Known as F1 of the Clay, Autodrome Drummond is one of the most legendary of all Canadian race tracks. Race cars have blasted around the Quebec speedway since 1951 where it was once a monstrous 5/8ths mile. Today, the passion of the DIRTcar fans in Quebec remains stronger than ever. In 2019 the stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series invade the half-mile Drummondville speedway on Monday, July 22. Last year, Series Champion Matt Sheppard and all-time …

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JUMPSTARTING 2020

All-new DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals kicks off next season Jan. 16-18 at Volusia Speedway Park BARBERVILLE, Fla. — May 3, 2019 — DIRTcar Racing will kick off the 2020 season with the all-new DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals Jan. 16-18 at Volusia Speedway Park. The event will feature DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Florida Late Models and 602 Late Models racing for a total purse of nearly $100,000, including a $10,000-to-win finale for Pro Late Models. The DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals includes Feature events for all three classes each night at the half-mile speedplant near …

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DIRTcar 358 Modified Series $4,000-to-win at Utica-Rome Speedway

Utica-Rome’s Mother’s Day Special Kicks off DIRTcar 358 Modified Series VERNON, NY – The newly unified DIRTcar 358 Modified Series rolls into Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, May 12, for a $4,000-to-win barnburner. The best of the best will strap on their Hoosier Racing Tires, fill up on VP Racing Fuel and blast around the monster half-mile speedway for 100 laps. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series races started at Utica-Rome Speedway in 1999. Bill Shea, who co-owns and promotes Utica-Rome Speedway with his wife Kim, is excited to bring the Series back. …

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