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Stewart Friesen dominates Big-Block Modified feature race at DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment

Strong finishes two nights keep Haers in event point lead BARBERVILLE, FLA. – February 20, 2014 – Big-Block Modified driver Stewart Friesen made his way into Super DIRTcar Series victory lane early this year, picking up the win Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. The Niagara-on-the-Lake native dominated the second Super DIRTcar Series race of DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, leading the 30-lap feature flag-to-flag. “We were very happy to win tonight,” said Friesen, whose last Super DIRTcar Series victory was the World of Outlaws World Finals finale …

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Haers Apparent: Justin Haers earns first career Super DIRTcar Series win

2014 Super DIRTcar Series season debut at DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment spell success for Phelps, N.Y., driver BARBERVILLE, FLA. – Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – There’s a first time for everything. For Super DIRTcar Series driver Justin Haers, of Phelps, N.Y., that time was Wednesday night during DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Haers picked up his first-ever series victory in a 30-lap nail-biter at Volusia Speedway Park. “I’m so excited. This has been a long time coming,” said the Super DIRTcar Series regular of ten …

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Roberts Tops Bloomquist at DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment for First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Win

Roberts Tops Bloomquist at DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment for First World of Outlaws Late Model Series Win Friesen dominates Super DIRTcar Series field to earn fifth Volusia victory BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 20, 2014 — Unheralded Casey Roberts surged past Scott Bloomquist for his first World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory, while Stewart Friesen dominated the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified main event on Thursday night during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. Roberts, 36, pulled off one of the …

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Patient Bloomquist Glides to DIRTcar Nationals Late Model Win

New York’s Justin Haers earns his first Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified victory   BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 19, 2014 — Dirt Late Model legend Scott Bloomquist and rising Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series star Justin Haers used similar strategies to earn victories on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.   The track crew at Volusia worked its magic once again and slowed down the half-mile dirt oval heading into Wednesday’s action, and that played into Bloomquist’s experience. He worked his way past another …

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‘CHOMPION’: Ty Dillon Earns Big Gator Trophy for Overall UMP Modified Title at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

Dillon wins four of six features; Delaware’s Kenny Pettyjohn Tops Late Models   BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 18, 2014 — Ty Dillon left no question who was the most dominating driver during the UMP Modified portion of this year’s DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment by winning for the fourth time during the event on Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park.   Dillon, who turns 22 on Feb. 27 and competes regularly in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, had to dig hard to get past leader Kent Robinson in the …

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Ty Dillon’s DIRTcar Nationals Domination Continues with Gator Championship Win at Volusia Speedway Park

Florida’s Ivedent Lloyd Jr. powers to DIRTcar Late Model victory   BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 17, 2014 — Ty Dillon has dominated the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment this year, and on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park he earned his biggest victory of the week when he led wire-to-wire in the Gator Championship for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.   DIRTcar Late Models also helped kick off the second week of action at the DIRTcar Nationals with Florida late model hero Ivedent Llyod Jr. holding off Wisconsin’s Brady Smith …

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Legendary Outlaw Steve Kinser, Daytona 500 Pole-Winner Austin Dillon Thrill Huge Crowd at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

Legendary Outlaw Steve Kinser, Daytona 500 Pole-Winner Austin Dillon Thrill Huge Crowd at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE DIRTcar NATIONALS! BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 16, 2014 — The atmosphere Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park was electric for the finale to sprint car week of the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. The legendary Steve Kinser fought off Daryn Pittman in a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race nobody in the jam-packed grandstands will soon forget, then Austin Dillon, just a few …

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Schatz Strikes, Dillon Repeats on Huge Night at DIRTcar Nationals

Schatz Strikes, Dillon Repeats on Huge Night at DIRTcar Nationals BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 15, 2014 — It was only the second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race of the season on Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park, but Donny Schatz looks like he’s in midseason form after charging from 11th to victory in front of packed grandstands at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Then in the DIRTcar UMP Modified nightcap, Ty Dillon motored his way to victory lane for second consecutive night, putting himself …

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Brad Sweet, Ty Dillon Win DIRTcar Nationals Thrillers at Volusia

Sweet captures World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series opener, Dillon holds off his brother to grab DIRTcar UMP Modified feature BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 14, 2014 — Brad Sweet powered his Kasey Kahne Racing car to victory in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season opener on Friday night at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park while Ty Dillon held off his brother, Austin, over the final three laps to win the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature. Sweet, who is going to …

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Bronson Edges Dillon for DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Victory

Saldana holds off McMahan in sprint cars during 12-day event at Volusia BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2014 – Kyle Bronson edged Ty Dillon, and Joey Saldana held off Paul McMahan, during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. As the early leaders in the 20-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature found trouble, Bronson kept pushing to the front, eventually moving to the high side of the half-mile oval and edging NASCAR Nationwide driver Ty Dillon by 0.28 at the checkered flag. “He …

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Strickler Tops NASCAR Stars In DIRTcar Nationals Thriller

Austin Dillon, Kenny Wallace pace field early during Volusia Speedway Park opener BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 11, 2014 — On a night when NASCAR superstars invaded Volusia Speedway Park to race DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, it was Kyle Strickler battling back against Jeff Babcock on Tuesday to claim the first victory of the 43rd Annual DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Austin Dillon and Kenny Wallace paced the field early in the 20-lap main event, but Strickler and Babcock worked their way to the front, swapped the lead back and …

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Season’s best DIRTcar Racing Northeast drivers honored at “Night of Champions” banquet

Pictured, from left to right: Erick Rudolph, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Champion and Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Champion; Brett Hearn, Super DIRTcar Series Champion and Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champion; Brian Carter, World Racing Group CEO; Brad Rouse, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion; and Dave Bissonnette, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Champion. Photo by Rick Young.   Hearn, Rudolph, Rouse, Bernier, Bissonnette and Yetman take home championship trophies LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – November 28, 2013 – Again this year, DIRTcar Racing Northeast drivers, teams, car owners and partners have set the bar higher, and …

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Brandon Sheppard Ascends To Superstar Status With Spectacular 2013 Season On DIRTcar UMP Circuit

For Sweeping Summer Nationals & National Weekly Series Titles, Young Driver Will Receive Nearly $50,000 At Organization’s Awards Banquet CONCORD, NC – Nov. 22, 2013 – Brandon Sheppard came of age in 2012. In 2013, he became a star. After bursting onto the national dirt Late Model scene in ’12 during his stint driving the Rocket Chassis house car, the 20-year-old driver from New Berlin, Ill., returned to his family-owned team this season and promptly made DIRTcar UMP history. He captured the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ and national …

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Danny Johnson Roars Forward From 26th Starting Spot To Capture DIRTcar 358-Modified Series ‘Hurricane 100’ At Brewerton Speedway

Packed House Watches Veteran Star Earn $10,000 Top Prize For Spectacular Drive BREWERTON, NY – Oct. 10, 2013 – Danny Johnson turned a moribund night into an unforgettable evening on Thursday at Brewerton Speedway. Recovering from a poor qualifying effort that had him pining to leave the one-third-mile oval, Johnson charged forward from the 26th starting spot to capture the DIRTcar 358-Modified SUNY-Canton ‘Hurricane 100.’ Johnson, 53, of Phelps, N.Y., pocketed $10,000 for his convincing march to victory, which he clinched by passing Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., for the …

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