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Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Draws Near

Weedsport,NY — March 24, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Qualifying procedures for all Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series events will again include the traditional pre-race draw, although in 2008 the staging of time trials for qualifying is optional among individual host track promoters. The season-ending events at Syracuse during Super DIRT Week and Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway are among the only 358-Modified Series stops still scheduled to run time trials with each fast timer awarded with the pole-position start. Beyond the …

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New Era For Mohawk Intl Raceway Begins With Frogtown Finale

Hogansburg, NY — March 22, 2008 — By Jamie Davis, Mohawk Int’l Raceway PR The last deed for Frogtown International Speedway officials took place on Saturday night March 15, when five track champions and other racers were honored for the final time under the Frogtown banner at the 20th annual awards banquet held at the Brass Horse Grill in Akwesasne (Hogansburg), NY. From this point on the popular Akwesasne based race track will be under the new direction and banner of Mohawk International Raceway. Racers, fans, officials and sponsors not …

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Hoosier Tire Expands Options For DIRTcar NorthEast Modifieds In 2008

Weedsport, NY — March 21, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Hoosier Tire has expanded the options for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Modified divisions with the introduction of the new Hoosier D200. “We addressed the teams’ concerns that it was taking too much time before the races to prep tires, sometimes up to eight hours a week,” said Shanon Rush, Modified & Late Model Dirt Product Manager for Hoosier Tire “We heard from teams that there was actually more tire wear coming from grinding and siping than …

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Big-Block Teams Eye DIRTcar Regional Funds In 2008

Weedsport, NY — March 19, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Big-Block Modified teams will continue to share in the lucrative DIRTcar Racing points fund program at the end of the 2008 race season, with further incentive for weekly racers surpassing the $20,000 mark for a second straight year. Open-wheel teams in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified divisions collected over $45,000 in 2007, with 135 drivers rewarded in the popular regional points program developed by DIRTcar officials to entice further competition around the entire …

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MSS & G-FORCE Racing Gear Reward DIRTcar NE Rookies

Weedsport, NY — March 11, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Motorsports Safety Systems (MSS) and G-FORCE Racing Gear are back together for a second straight year partnering with DIRTcar Racing NorthEast, in 2008 recognized as the official sponsor of the DIRTcar 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 scheduled to take place this coming November. “Look for the new HANS Sports model that we will be carrying …

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DIRTcar Racing NorthEast 2008 Track Openers Set

Weedsport, NY — March 10, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director 2008 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 33rd consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-four tracks currently carry full membership while eight more maintain associate status as hosts for either Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series or Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour events scheduled during the upcoming summer months. Beginning with the season openers at all DIRTcar members, valuable points will be on the line for teams contending for both DIRTcar Weekly Racing Series Track …

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DIRTcar NorthEast Track Bonus Points Issued

Weedsport, NY — March 4, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The title of overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champion remains recognized as one of the most prestigious designations a driver can hold in short-track auto racing today. In 2008, Mr. DIRTcar Champions will once again be determined by tabulating points earned in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Street Stock teams along with bonuses collected in each …

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Planck Nails Down Florida First In Alltel DIRTcar Nationals

Barberville,FL — Dale Planck has been taking the trek down I-95 since the new millennium arrived. It took the Cortland, New York driver 15 tries and on Friday he finally made his way into the winner’s circle at Volusia Speedway Park, scoring a decisive victory in round three of the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals for his sixth career DIRTcar Big-Block Modified triumph. “It seems like I’ve been coming here for years and come so close, so often … now finally,” beamed Planck, 37, as he celebrated in Alltel Victory …

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Hearn Charms Crowd With Thrilling Volusia Valentine’s Day Win

Barberville, FL — Brett Hearn loves the holiday, especially when he can out-duel his biggest intrastate rival in a bumper-to-bumper finish in front of a national crowd. In a near caution-free feature event for the Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modifieds, Hearn scored his fourth victory on Valentine’s Day after a dramatic race-long battle with fellow New Jersey wheelman Billy Pauch in round two of the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. His thrilling Thursday night triumph rewarded the six-time Florida tour points champion with an all-time high …

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Mohawk Int’l Raceway Inks Mr. DIRTcar 358 Race

Weedsport,NY — Officials at Mohawk International Raceway, formerly known as Frogtown Int’l Speedway, have released an action-packed 2008 schedule highlighted by the return of the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series to the popular Akwesasne (Hogansburg), N.Y. layout. The inaugural running of the “Akwesasne 100” slated for Thursday, August 21 marks the 20th DIRTcar Championship event at Mohawk Int’l for the 358-Modifieds and the first Small-Block tour race scheduled there since 2005. “The track name change and bringing back a Modified championship event tie together well for ushering in a new …

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Ransomville Signs Series Race Sponsor

Ransomville, NY — With the racing season just around the corner, Ransomville Speedway management continues to put the finishing touches on the 2008 schedule. “After a recent meeting with John Kwiatkowski of Coors Light and Larry Placek of Certo Brothers Distributing, it is with great pleasure that we announce Coors Light as this years major sponsor of the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series ‘Alex Friesen Summer Nationals’ slated for Friday, August 1st,” commented Marketing Director Tana Robinson. “Coors Light has been the title sponsor of the annual August event for the …

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