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Todd Root Wins Sportsman Series Opener With Perfect Night At Fulton

DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region Continues April 30 at Utica-Rome FULTON, NY – April 28, 2017 – Todd Root took the lead from Mike Phelps on lap 15 and paced the remaining 25 laps without difficulty to cap a perfect night at Fulton Speedway’s Highbank Holdup 40 on Friday night. The race was the season opener for the DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region. Root earned the fastest time overall in time trials of the 52 cars in attendance before winning his heat race and then the 40-lap main event on …

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals 2017 Schedule

DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals 2017 Schedule Two of the Most Challenging Schedules in the Motorsports Industry Concord, NC—April 27, 2017— The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals 2017 schedule promises a summer of hot action on the track. The tours’ schedules mirror each other for all but one race during their 32 consecutive days on the road. The two touring Series embark on one of the most gruesome schedules in the motorsports industry as they will travel across eight-states-including Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series Opens This Weekend

Fulton and Utica-Rome Kickoff New Regional Format CONCORD, N.C. – April 26, 2017 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will see the green flag for the first time in 2017 with a pair of regional tour races in Central New York this weekend. The upcoming campaign marks the first year for the series’ new regional format, which features four distinct geographic regions. Drivers from all four regions will combine for a culminating six-race stretch in September and October to declare an overall series champion. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region begins …

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Bear Ridge Speedway Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years of Racing

Vermont’s Bear Ridge Speedway Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years of Racing in 2017 By Clayton Johns CONCORD, N.C. – MARCH 22, 2017 –Bear Ridge Speedway will celebrate its 50th anniversary of racing in 2017, but the accomplishment is even more impressive when you dig deeper into the story of the tight quarter-mile track in rural Vermont. For all 50 seasons the track has been under the ownership or operation of an Elms family member. The track was initially the vision of George Barber while Charles V Elms Sr. was a part …

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DIRTcar Racing Membership Required for All Sanctioned Event

All Division drivers must have a DIRTcar License to participate and receive benefits CONCORD, N.C. – March 2, 2017 – Starting with the first events of 2017, any participants of a DIRTcar-sanctioned event will be required to hold a DIRTcar Racing membership. Any division without a 100 percent membership participation will be at risk of violating the sanction agreement and suspension of the sanction by DIRTcar Racing. A one-week temporary membership (for the traveling racer) will be accepted provided the driver completes the full application. However, temporary one-week memberships do …

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DIRTcar Nationals Thursday Program Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain in Area

DIRTcar Nationals Thursday Program Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain in Area Event will resume Friday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 23, 2017 – Night 10 of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to an extended heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday and Thursday and a forecast of continued rain well into the day. DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Friday, Feb. 24, …

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By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at DIRTcar Nationals

By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion. Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come from a week …

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DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain Event will resume Thursday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 22, 2017 – Night nine of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to a heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday morning and a forecast of continued rain throughout the day. DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23, with the pit gates opening …

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy

Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy BARBERVILLE, FL— February 22, 2017— Brandon Sheppard fought his way to Victory Lane during night eight of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals in the 30-lap DIRTcar Racing Late Model Feature. It wasn’t an easy path for Sheppard to get to the front of the pack as Brian Shirley tried to fend him off any way possible. Sheppard started in the fourth position but found his way to second within the first 10 laps. He passed Shane Clanton, who started the feature third, …

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph

Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph; Hawkins, Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – Jacob Hawkins won the battle, but Nick Hoffman won the war and the Big Gator as the overall 2017 UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals champion at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Hawkins, Jonathan Taylor, and JE Stalder all added Gator trophies to their mantles after winning one of three UMP Modified features on night eight of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Triple 15-lap features on the last of eight …

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Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship

Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 21, 2017 – Nick Hoffman wrestled the lead from Jacob Hawkins on lap 24 after a multi-lap side-by-side battle and paced the final six laps to win the $5,000 UMP Modified Gator Championship on night seven of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday night. The victory was the third Gator Championship triumph of Hoffman’s career and his fourth in six starts this week. Hoffman’s teammate, Will Krup of Mount Carmel, …

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator

King Krup

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 20, 2017 – Will Krup was the man of the hour as he found a way to Victory Lane despite the strong field of UMP Modified contenders who were hungry for sweet victory during the second Gator Championship qualifying race during the 46th DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night. During the 20-lap feature, the top-five positions were juggled between Krup, polesitter Derek Fisher, Jacob Hawkins, Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Leka and Kenny Wallace.

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator BARBERVILLE, FL – February 19, 2017 – For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday’s rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday’s matinee via the redraw after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but a trio of cautions, including one …

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Double Stack: Hoffman Scores Second Gator

Double Stack: Hoffman Scores Second Gator By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 18, 2017 – Nick Hoffman darted past Robbie Eilers on the opening lap and turned in a dominating 20-lap performance in the main event for his second UMP Modified win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night. Hoffman, a Mooresville, NC native, was perfect all night long. He turned in his second perfect night of the week after he set quick time overall in qualifying before winning his heat race and …

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