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Dirt Late Model Racers Prepping for Sunshine Nationals at Volusia

Inaugural event Jan. 16-18, 2020, takes shape, Competitor Guide posted DeLEON SPRINGS, FL — Dec. 2, 2019 — Dirt Late Model racers have circled Jan. 16-18, 2020, on their calendars for the inaugural DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Three complete nights of action featuring DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Florida Late Models and 602 Late Models are nearing as DIRTcar officials posted the complete competitor guide and Entry Form this week. COMPETITOR GUIDE Fans have been filling grandstands across the Southeast to watch Dirt Late Model racing, and now …

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Drydene Named Xtreme DIRTcar Series Title Sponsor

$45k Point Fund, $4k Guarantee + Unique Point System CONCORD, NC — DIRTcar Racing Officials announced today Drydene Performance Products has been named title sponsor of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series ahead of its winter season opener on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Cherokee Speedway for the Blue Gray 100. An all-new series logo in the familiar red-and-white Drydene colors has been unveiled and Drydene will be posting a number of product awards at each of the Series’ events, including four $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start, 40-lap Features in addition to the $10,000-to-win season …

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Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway Launches 2019-20 Xtreme Season

GAFFNEY, SC – The first race of the inaugural Xtreme DIRTcar Series winter tour kicks off next Sunday, Nov. 24 with the running of the 29th annual Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway. This storied event hosts some of the best Super Late Model talent from across the Southeast, coming together in a 100-lap battle for $10,000 to win. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series has sanctioned the year-end racing extravaganza since 2015 but will co-sanction this year’s running with DIRTcar, serving as the first race for the Xtreme …

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BIG STAGE SUCCESS: First-time winners and returning stars shine bright at DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship

From first female winner to undefeated champion, The Dirt Track at Charlotte had it all CONCORD, NC — Nov. 2, 2019 — After 13 Features and four Invitationals with more than 400 racecars across nine divisions, the DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship wrapped up Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Among the many highlights from this year’s event was Brayden Pruitt becoming the first woman to win a Feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte when she captured the COMP CAMS Mini Stock main event; Mitchell …

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Big Night at DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Sets Stage for Saturday

More than 400 Race Cars Turn Up the Heat on Opening Night of DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship CONCORD, NC — Nov. 1, 2019 — More than 400 race cars across nine divisions took to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday for the opening round of DIRTcar Racing’s Fourth Annual DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. The day’s events included Qualifying and Heat Race action, setting the stage for Saturday’s Feature events. Saturday’s schedule has been flexed to an earlier start time, with pit gates opening …

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2019 Steel City Stampede Saturday Night Recap

SARVER, PA – Oct. 19, 2019 – 700 scored laps. 324 cars. 15 divisions. Three days of nothing but the finest racing action that Lernerville Speedway is known to provide. The 11th edition of the DIRTcar Round-up “Steel City Stampede” kicked off on Thursday night with a round of open practice for the 158 cars that entered the pit area, transitioning into Friday night Heat races that were partially completed before being moved to Saturday afternoon in an effort to find more favorable track conditions. Once the Heats and Last …

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Klein, Krup, Harris & Hawkins Secure Fall Nationals Victories

PEVELY, MO — October 5th, 2019 — The 2019 DIRTcar Fall Nationals wrapped up with some great racing action at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. With the forecast calling for 80 percent chance of rain beginning at 8pm, DIRTcar officials made the decision to simply qualify and then run feature events. The DIRTcar Modifieds & DIRTcar Pro Modifieds locked in the top sixteen qualifiers into the feature and then ran two last chance qualifiers for the remaining cars to set the twenty-six car starting field. The DIRTcar Late Models …

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Results: 10/05/19 Fall Nationals – Late Models

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 10-Daryn Klein [1]; 2. 16-Rusty Griffaw [4]; 3. 7-Kenny Rumble [5]; 4. 23-Paul Roider [9]; 5. 4E-Scott Geaschel [12]; 6. 76-Butch Kruckeberg [11]; 7. 147-Kyle Stolzer [13]; 8. 84-Sam Halstead [16]; 9. 11-Trevor Gundaker [10]; 10. 118-Mike Fenton [14]; 11. 16H-Mike Hammerle [18]; 12. 2M-Matt Mickelson [17]; 13. 5-Dave Jacober [8]; 14. 2J-David Jumper [3]; 15. 11H-Jeff Herzog [2]; 16. 25W-Allen Weisser [6]; 17. 6K-Michael Kloos [7]; 18. 42-Dylan Glass [15]; KSE Hard Charger Award: 84-Sam Halstead[+8] Qualifying – 1. 10-Daryn Klein, 12.783; 2. 11H-Jeff …

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SUPERMAN CONQUERS THE WORLD: Davenport Wins Third World 100 Title in Five Years at Eldora

Eldora Speedway’s annual World 100 has often been thought of as Dirt Late Model Racing’s Super Bowl or Daytona 500. Winning it just once puts a driver’s name beside the greatest the sport has ever had to offer, and one of the tallest trophies available into their trophy cabinet. Jonathan Davenport is now the proud owner of three of those globe trophies, as he drove his Lance Landers-owned #49 to victory on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd to claim his third World 100 title in the last …

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IT PAYS TO PLAY: Eldora Veterans Erb Jr. and Davenport Rule Night #2 of World 100 Prelims

While the age gap might have been a big highlight of Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature winners, veteran experience was certainly the theme of Friday night’s twin-25 main events. 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream victor Dennis Erb Jr. and two-time World 100 champion Jonathan Davenport each found their way back to Eldora Speedway’s Victory Lane in convincing fashion, showing exactly how valuable the number of laps they’ve each had around “The Big E” can be against a full field of the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the world. …

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THE WORLD AWAKENS: Moyer and Hudson O’Neal Earn Eldora’s First Two Prelim Victories

If any race fan out there ever needed a sign that the future of Dirt Late Model racing and its longevity in the motorsports world are alive and well, let Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature results be it. Billy Moyer, 61, of Batesville, AR, and Hudson O’Neal, 19, of Martinsville, IN, collected victories in qualifying Feature action at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night, displaying the potential for domination at any age on the big stage. Forty-two years separates Moyer and O’Neal in age, but it seemed as though age …

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Shirley Commands Summer Nationals Championship Standings during Legends Week

A.E.Blair Photo, Story by Matt Prieur Summit Racing Equipment Modified Series sees four different winners through four events CONCORD, NC — Jun. 24, 2018 — Brian Shirley took command of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour during Legends Week with victories at Spoon River Speedway and Fairbury Speedway. Now he and all of the DIRTcar Late Model drivers turn their focus to a couple of make-up events from the previous two weeks — Tri-City Speedway on Tuesday, June 25 and Peoria Speedway on Wednesday, June 26 — before officially commencing the aptly …

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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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