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Can-Am Set To Stage Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Opener Sunday

Weedsport, NY — April 15, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Northeast PR Director *Rick Young Photo The battle for international supremacy will continue to rage on when top full-fender racers from both Canada and the United States lock bumpers in their quest for the coveted 2010 Mr. DIRTcar crown. This year record-setting Western New Yorker Pete Stefanski will be facing his biggest challenge yet while second-generation Canadian chauffeur Joey Ladouceur has some unfinished business to tend to. The dynamic DIRTcar duo finished 1-2 last season, accounting for eight victories …

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2010 358-Modified Competitor Notes – Can-Am Motorsports Park

Weedsport, NY — 2010 Competitor Notes Can-Am Motorsport Park Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Event #1 DIRTcar, Track Staffing and Contacts: Gary Spaid 585-734-5959 aces2@frontiernet.net Bob Dini 917-939-5417 bdini@dirtcar.com Tom Skibinski 585-350-8997 tskibinski@dirtcar.com John Nelson 716-907-1905 leftturnjohnny@verizon.net Joe Skotnicki 704-796-4566 jskotnicki@dirtcar.com Can Am Motorsport Park: Chip Burdick 315-778-3407 chip_burdick@yahoo.com Event Schedule:; Saturday, April 17th – Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – 75-laps General Daily Schedule: 12:00 pm (noon) — Pit Gates Open, Transporter Parking, Teams Enter 12:30 pm – Inspection Begins (Draw Begins) 3:00 pm – MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting – Mr. …

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Can-Am Kicks Off Mr. DIRTcar 358-Mod Champ Trail

Weedsport, NY — April 13, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener just days away, the title remains up for grabs. And the final outcome is expected to stay that way throughout the entire season as top teams contend for the DIRTcar Small-Block division’s highest honor. Defending overall points champion Dale Planck will be in contention. So will 2009 runner-up Pete Bicknell, 4th-place finisher Danny O’Brien and favorite Frenchman Mario Clair, who rounded out …

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Fulton Speedway – Super DIRTcar Series – Fulton, NY – Results – 4/10/10

April 10, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director During the past four years Dale Planck had scored a total of five Super DIRTcar Series wins, but was shutout last season for the first time since making his maiden voyage to victory lane in 2006. Planck wasted little time jumping back on the tour bandwagon in 2010 as he staged a stellar performance to capture the headline ‘VP Racing Fuels Spring Fever 100’ held Saturday night at Fulton Speedway. Workable track conditions and cool temperatures greeted 39 …

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Black Rock Speedway – Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series – Dundee,NY – Results – 4/10/10

April 10, 2010 – By Rich Vleck, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent On an afternoon when the ideal groove on the Black Rock Speedway appeared to be the bottom, Steve Gray found a way to keep his DIRTcar Sportsman wound up on the top and going forward to score a decisive victory in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Championship Series opener. Gray, of Rushville, charged up from his 11th-place starting position into the top-five early on in the event. The race was marred in the opening section of the race …

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Gray Scores Sportsman Series Opener At Black Rock

Dundee, NY — April 10, 2010 – By Rich Vleck, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent On an afternoon when the ideal groove on the Black Rock Speedway appeared to be the bottom, Steve Gray found a way to keep his DIRTcar Sportsman wound up on the top and going forward to score a decisive victory in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Championship Series opener. Gray, of Rushville, charged up from his 11th-place starting position into the top-five early on in the event. The race was marred in the opening section …

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Bolland Selected To Beaver County Hall of Fame

Weedsport, NY — April 9, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director DIRTcar Big-Block Modified standout Kevin Bolland has been chosen for induction into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame and will be honored Sunday, April 18, at the annual dinner to be held at The Fez, 2312 Brodhead Road, Hopewell Township, Aliquippa, Pa. with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. As the Hall’s first-ever motorsports inductee, Bolland’s recent selection unites him with 346 other honored men and women who have excelled in their chosen sport or …

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VP D99 New Spec Fuel Introduced In Canada

Concord, NC — April 8, 2010 – DIRTcar Racing Northeast officials have announced that effective immediately the VP D99 unleaded brand will be the mandated fuel for Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks in Canada during the 2010 race season. The Canadian government has delayed a final ruling on indefinitely extending an exemption that has been in place since 1994, one that allows leaded racing fuels to be used in competition vehicles. However, a final ruling on whether or not to extend the exemption is not expected to be made until …

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Raabe Opens Sportsman Series Title Defense Saturday At Black Rock

Weedsport, NY — April 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Only Russ Hefti has got it done in the past following the Sportsman trail while legendary drivers Brett Hearn, Jack Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Will Cagle and Danny Johnson have each pulled off the feat in Big-Block/Small-Block Modified racing over the last four decades. And that is to earn Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in consecutive years of open-wheel racing on the Northeastern circuit. While Western New York full-fender standout Pete Stefanski …

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DIRTcar 358 Racers Ready To Rack Up Hometrack Points

Weedsport, NY — April 6, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director New York 358-Modified teams competing in the Small-Block class to earn valuable bonus points towards the coveted Mr. DIRTcar crown will no longer have to travel, at least on the weekend from their customary home track. Beginning with the 2010 season-openers, sister tracks Brewerton Speedway (April 16) and Fulton Speedway (April 10), Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (April 23) and Cayuga County Fair Speedway (April 18) will not only be awarding Big-Block home track bonus points, …

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April Features Fist Full Of Series Specials On Northeast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director With the Super DIRTcar Series officially kicking off the Big-Block Modified schedule in March, three more divisions get underway in April as competition towards the crowning of overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions in 2010 swings into full gear. Three tracks play host to five events involving all four touring classes. Big-Block title contenders return to action on April 10 when Fulton Speedway stages the ‘VP Racing Fuels Spring Fever 100’ to lead …

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Billy Decker takes win at Hagerstown Speedway!

March 27, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director Billy Decker had competed in the first six Super DIRTcar Series events at Hagerstown Speedway, racking up the most top-five finishes of any driver without a win since 2001. That all changed for the two-time Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champion on Saturday night as he overtook ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard on a lap 65 restart and held off the hottest driver on the circuit to win the 7th Annual North-South Shootout 100 at the storied Maryland oval. …

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MSS Backs Strong Rookie Program In 2010

Weedsport, NY — March 26, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director Motorsports Safety Systems (MSS) and G-FORCE safety gear join forces once again to recognize leading rookie drivers in DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s class of 2010. The new decade of speedway marks the fourth consecutive season of direct involvement by MSS, continuing its partnership as the official sponsor of the DIRTcar NE Rookie of the Year program. Top DIRTcar NE rookies will once again be honored at the annual ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet, with the season-ending event …

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DIRTcar NE Driver Mark Smoke Passes Away

Akwesasne, NY — DIRTcar 358-Modified racer Mark Smoke, 38, of 963 State Route 37 in Akwesasne, tragically passed away on Sunday morning, March 21, 2010, following a car accident. Driver of the #9 Small-Block entry in the 358-Modified Series at hometrack Mohawk International Raceway and Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., Smoke scored his lone DIRTcar 358 feature win at Can-Am on June 21, 2008. A regular follower of the Mr. DIRTcar Championship trail in recent years, he finished 6th in the overall point standings in 2008 after placing 8th …

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