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NGK Named the Official Spark Plug of the Driven World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 18, 2018 — DIRTcar Racing has declared NGK the Official Spark Plug of the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. The three-day event, attracting hundreds of the best DIRTcar drivers from across the country will now champion the state-of-the-art Ignition Specialist.  “NGK Spark Plugs is the largest OE supplier and manufacturer of spark plugs in the U.S.,” said Danielle Orlando, general manager of NGK Spark Plugs. “We’re thrilled to bring our product to the weekly racer who understands the dedication, performance and quality we represent.” Since …

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Pelletier and Beauchamp Winners, Root and Roy Champions

Pelletier and Beauchamp Winners, Root and Roy Champions By Tim Baltz BROCKVILLE, ON – October 12, 2018 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Tour was ready to close out 2018 as Kevin Root held a 24-point lead over former Series champion Brad Rouse. At the drop of the green flag it was Alan Fink taking the lead from the pole over Martin Pelletier, Cedric Gauvreau, Ryan Scott and Devin Willis. The Brewerton and Fulton Speedway regular was the dominant force in the early laps as he pulled away from the field …

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DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” Event Preview

Thirteen divisions. Three days. One place to race. Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania is set to host the 10th annual DIRTcar Roundup this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 11-13. Over 250 cars are expected to show up for this year’s “Steel City Stampede,” and there will be no shortage of action with practice on Thursday, heat races on Friday and last-chance showdowns and features on Saturday, making it the only place in the county to see this many cars in this many divisions. Fans can expect to see …

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Pecore Makes Last-Lap Pass on Bublak to Win Chevy Performance 75 at NAPA Super DIRT Week

by Bill Foley OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2018 — “That will go down in history as one of the best at Oswego,” said announcer Shane Andrews as Shane Pecore and Robert Bublak Jr. diced through traffic in a nail-biting, heart-stopping final lap of the DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII. When the checkered flag flew Cornwall, Ontario’s Pecore eeked out a fourth-tenths of a second win over Bublak with Adam McAuliffe right there in third just a couple of car lengths behind. Pecore, after climbing …

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Dave Marcuccilli Title Contender with Brewerton Win

by Bill Foley Entering Brewerton Speedway’s Hurricane 100 night of racing Dave Marcuccilli was 33 points behind Brad Rouse in the chase for the Mr. Dirt crown. With Marcuccilli winning his second series event in as many nights that gap might have been trimmed down just a bit more. Standing alongside his car in the pits the winner said, “These two wins definitely allowed me to close in a lot on Brad (Rouse). Now we’ll just have to see how Oswego goes as we prepare for next weekend in Brockville.” …

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Penalty Report Update 10/03/18

APPEAL FINAL RESULT Competitor: Mike Phelps Series: DIRTcar Weekly Sportsman Event Event: Fulton Speedway Violation: 15.0-C DIRTcar Sportsman Modified After hearing the appeal on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the DIRTcar Appeal Commission has determined to modify the original penalty that was issued to the driver regarding the violation of the DIRTcar Racing Event procedures as follows: Penalty / Fine: Suspended from all DIRTcar tracks and/or events effective 9/1/2018 through 12/31/2018. Loss of points and Earnings from 9/1/2018 event. Probation from 12/31/2018 through 12/31/2019 As a member in good standing, and …

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Brad Rouse Takes Round 1 of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Fall Championship

Brad Rouse Takes Round 1 of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Fall Championship FULTON, NY – September 30, 2018 – Western Region Champion St. Catherines, Ontario native Brad Rouse held off persistent challenges from Kyle Inman, Shane Pecore, and Dave Marcuccilli over the course of the 50-lap Sportsman Shootout sponsored by Industrial Tire of CNY at Fulton Speedway. Rouse was pleased to start the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Fall Championship with a win and a $2500 check. Dave Marcuccilli came on strong at the end and picked up second place after sneaking under …

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Weedsport Speedway Hosts NAPA Super DIRT Week Kick-Off Party

358 Modifieds and Sportsman on the Card at Weedsport Speedway   WEEDSPORT, NY (September 25, 2018) – More than 100 DIRTcar Sportsman drivers have taken on Weedsport Speedway in 2018 with Dave Marcuccilli leading the way in the Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series after six point paying events, with a champion officially being declared during the Wednesday, October 3 Super DIRT Week Kick-Off, presented by Ferris Industries. Since opening the series on May 20, Marcuccilli has claimed a series leading three main event wins on the season, including yet another …

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Utrica-Rome Speedway Kicks-Off NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week

358 Modifieds and Sportsman Race for Fall Championship Points VERNON, NY- With Super DIRT Week XLVII just days away, that also means that the final event on the half-mile oval at Utica-Rome Speedway is upon us. This Tuesday, October 2, it will the return of the Super DIRT Week Pre-Game event that features the 100-lap $4,000 to win DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, the $3,000 to win Cole Cup for the 360 Sprints, plus the $1,000 to win DIRTcar Sportsman Fall Championship Series. Last year, this event saw some late race passes …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap 9/21-9/22

CONCORD, NC – September 24, 2018 – Mother Nature allowed the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds to get 5 out of 6 races in this past weekend September 21-22. Unfortunately, Le RPM was rained out on Friday, September 21. Brad Rouse wrapped up the Western Region Championship at Brighton Speedway’s two-day Applefest, but James M. Friesen kept him from running the table with a win in the second race of the weekend. The Central Region schedule concluded with Dave Constantino and Chad Edwards splitting the Fonda Speedway races in hard-fought victories. Kevin …

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Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap CONCORD, NC – September 17, 2018 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds of the Northern and Central Regions squared off for a pair of highly entertaining and unpredictable races at Brewerton Speedway and Mohawk Int’l Raceway September 14-15 respectively. Alan Fink took the Central Region victory at Brewerton Speedway after an incredible battle amongst the top 5. The finish of Mohawk Int’l Raceway’s Northern Region contest ended in equally dramatic conclusion. Coming up next is jammed Sportsman Modified tour schedule as all three regions are in …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Weekend Recap

CONCORD, NC – September 10, 2018 – Three out of four DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Tour races were able to run this weekend as Humberstone Speedway was unfortunately rained out on Sunday, September 9. Friday, September 7 had both the Western Region and the Central Region tours in action. Brad Rouse bested the thirty-car field at Ransomville Speedway while Bob Henry Jr. won his first Tour race of the year at Can-Am Speedway. Then on Saturday, September 8, Brad Rouse took the trip to Victory Lane again for back-to-back wins, this …

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Penalty Report 09/01/18

CONCORD, NC — Sept. 5, 2018 — Northeast Sportsman Modified driver Mike Phelps has been penalized for failing to comply with a required engine inspection at Fulton Speedway on Sept. 1, 2018. Phelps, who crossed the line first in the second feature event, was one of ten cars included in the tech inspection process. After officials noticed that the GM Seal bolts on Phelps’ GM 602 Crate Engine appeared to have been tampered with, an engine removal was ordered for post-event testing. Phelps ignored the request and left the property. Competitor:  Mike …

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Martin Pelletier Dominates Sportsman Modified Field at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Martin Pelletier leads all 50-laps to win his second DIRTcar Sportsman series race in 2018. CORNWALL, ONT – September 2, 2018 – Martin Pelletier showed everyone why he was the guy to beat in the northern portion of the DIRTcar Sportsman division as he led all 50 laps in the feature to capture a second win on the tour this season. ‘’I was lucky in the draw, I am not sure I would have been able to pass so many cars as the track was tacky’’ mentioned a humble Pelletier …

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