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Southwest’s Talented Open-Wheel Modified Drivers Gaining Attention In UMP DIRTcar National Points Standings

Evansville, IN — Everyone in the Southwest already knows that there are plenty of talented open-wheel Modified drivers racing in the region. Thanks to the introduction of the nationally-known UMP DIRTcar Racing sanctioning body to the area’s motorsports scene, the rest of the country is now taking notice of the Mod mavens from the Southwest as well. Entering this weekend’s action, five of the Southwest’s top open-wheel drivers – all standouts on the Barnett Harley DIRTcar Modified Series that features weekly racing and a 10-race touring series for the division …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Super Late Model Division Heats Up With Tri-Track Challenge, Eldora’s $100,000 Dream & Summernationals; Feel-Good Mod Story At Fairbury; Unzicker Assumes Super Late Model Points Lead

Evansville, IN — HEATING UP: Memorial Day Weekend has passed and the month of June is upon us. For UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model racers, that means one thing – it’s time for some of the circuit’s biggest events of the season. Beginning this weekend with the sixth annual ‘Tri-Track Challenge’ tripleheader, the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model calendar will be filled with major events for the next seven weeks. The stretch includes the UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned Dirt Late Model Dream on June 6-7 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and …

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New Hoosier Modified Tire Debut Delayed Two Weeks

Weedsport, NY — May 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The anticipated debut of the new Hoosier D200 has been pushed back to Friday, June 13. The new tire was originally scheduled to be legal for use beginning May 30, however, the date has been pushed back two weeks by DIRTcar management to ensure the distribution pipeline is completely full before the tire is made legal. “We want to be certain that everyone that wants to get the new D200 can get an ample supply,” …

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Holiday Memorable For 1st Time Sportsman Series Winner Wiesner

Elbridge, NY — May 26, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Last year marked the first time Dan Wiesner penciled out a full touring schedule in the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series. Just two races into the 2008 championship trail for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s entry-level Modified division, Wiesner has proven to be a solid contender after putting the Monroe Wheelchair Racing no. 66 Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing/Troyer in victory lane Monday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park following the Aramark 30. His second visit to the winner’s circle …

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Jeremy Pitcher Poised For Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Showdown At RWR

Weedsport, NY — May 23, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Jeremy Pitcher hopes that 2008 will be a year of firsts. Recently beginning his 12th season in the highly competitive Northeast Sportsman Modified division, the new year marks Pitcher’s first-ever attempt at following the entire Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series. The Fulton, New York chauffeur is already preparing to make his maiden voyage to victory lane at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Monday, May 26 in round two of the ’08 Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail. …

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Marilyn Toal 2008 HoF Gater News Outstanding Woman Award Winner

Weedsport, NY — May 22, 2008 – By Gary Spaid, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee Marilyn Toal joins Zelda Reakes as a co-recipient of the seventh annual Gater Racing News “Outstanding Woman in Racing” award during the 2008 NorthEast Modified Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies Sunday, May 25 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds held in conjunction with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event at the adjacent speedway. This special award was initiated in 2002 to recognize outstanding contributions made by women in auto racing during a …

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