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Rob Yetman three-peats at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- October 11, 2015 – Polesitter Rob Yetman of Castleton, N.Y., won the DIRTcar NE Pro Stock 25-lap feature at the New York State Fairgrounds Sunday. Yetman’s third straight Super DIRT Week victory – a $2,000 triumph, was hotly contested by Francois Adam of St. Pie, Quebec. Adam was able to sneak ahead of Yetman to lead lap 24, but Yetman stayed on Adam’s outside through turns one and two and used a lapped car as a pick off the second corner to regain command. Adam fell short of …

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James M. Friesen tops Sportsman Modifieds at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – October 11, 2015 – In his second ever and last appearance on the “Moody Mile” at the New York State Fairgrounds, James Michael Friesen of St. Catharines, ON wired the field in a dominant performance after starting third in a 36-car field. The 30-lap race had eight cautions, but no one, including runner-up Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., was able to draw alongside Friesen’s Manchester Cable No. 52. Warner rose up from 10th to finish second. Shane Pecore of St. Andrews, ON completed the podium finish ahead …

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Danny Johnson wins 358 Modified Series Hurricane 100 at Brewerton

BREWERTON, N.Y. – Oct. 8, 2015 – Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., had a simple description for the performance of the car he steered to a convincing victory in Thursday night’s SUNY-Canton Hurricane 100 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series event at Brewerton Speedway. “On rails,” the 55-year-old Johnson said when asked about his Bicknell machine owned by Chris Gennarelli. “It just felt like it was on rails.” Johnson was effectively in a league of his own as he rolled to a $5,000 triumph that marked his second DIRTcar 358-Modified Series score in …

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Veteran Pat Ward Racing Down Memory Lane at NAPA Super DIRT Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2015 – “Everybody wants to win the last race here,” says Super DIRTcar Series competitor Pat Ward of Genoa, N.Y. “Everybody’s coming with the best they’ve got.” For Ward, 57, coming with your best stuff to the NAPA Super DIRT Week “Finale at the Fairgrounds” that runs Wednesday through Sunday includes having his Gypsum Express No. 42p Big-Block Modified painted and vinyl lettered in the motif his father “Bud” displayed when he raced in 1970s. “When Larry (LJL Racing teammate Larry Wight) brought these panels …

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DIRTcar Racing Introduces Pro Sprint Division With Chevrolet Performance Engine to Create New Entry-Level Winged Sprint Car Class

  CONCORD, N.C. – Sept. 25, 2015 – Two years of development have led to the new DIRTcar Pro Sprint Car division, an entry-level sprint car class for weekly tracks spearheaded by motorsports veteran Larry Kemp. Identical in appearance to a World of Outlaws winged sprint car, the Pro Sprint specifies a number of components based around the Chevrolet Performance 602 sealed engine. “Tracks are excited to add an economical winged sprint car division to their schedules,” Kemp said. “Promoters may run this class weekly or occasionally and it gives …

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Raabe survives Morin’s late bid for 358-Modified Mohawk checkers

1st DIRTcar 358 Modified Series win for Ontario driver HOGANSBURG, NY – September 18, 2015 – Chris Raabe of Napanee, ON, won the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Frenchie’s Chevrolet 75 by a car-length over fast-closing Gage Morin at Mohawk International Raceway Friday. The victory was the first of Raabe’s 358 Modified Series career. After starting on the pole and leading the first 16 laps, Raabe was overtaken by Billy Dunn, who set fast time in qualifying. He regained the lead for keeps on lap 47 when Dunn’s engine came apart. …

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