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Champs Honored at DIRTcar Northeast ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – Nov. 10, 2012 – Mr. DIRTcar and DIRTcar Northeast Series champions and stars gathered Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn Liverpool to celebrate another successful season. Matt Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., made 2012 a year for the record books, becoming the first driver to claim three consecutive Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Super DIRTcar Series Championship titles. “This is where it’s tough for me,” said Sheppard, as the fact hit home that he had rewritten racing history with his third championship title. “I’m still a fan, I’ve …

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Brett Hearn sweeps Eastern States Weekend

 “The Jet” conquers his Orange County Fair Speedway for 9th career Eastern States 200 win   MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. – Oct. 22, 2012 – With another big Super DIRTcar Series win, Brett Hearn is on a roll. This year’s VP Small Engine Fuels 200 champion took the fast time Saturday during qualifying events at Orange County Fair Speedway, locking in the top starting position for Sunday’s Eastern States 200. He wrapped up the night with 358-Modified win, and came back the next day to take home the Eastern States 200 trophy. (Photo by …

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Nick Hoffman claims UMP DIRTcar Modified Fall Nationals win at Eldora Speedway!

UMP DIRTcar MODIFIED – 130 Entries HEAT 1 – 1. 2NH-Nick Hoffman [4]; 2. 5JB-Jerry Bowersock [6]; 3. 111-Curt Spalding [1]; 4. 15R-Rich Robinson Jr [2]; 5. 45P-Brian Post [3]; 6. 05W-Dave Wietholder [7]; 7. 24-Terry Grillot [13]; 8. 188-Aaron Orr [9]; 9. 2-Jason Kinney [12]; 10. N59-Chad Evans [11]; 11. 5MC-Dave Mcwilliams [8]; 12. 11H-Pete Holt [10]; 13. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [5]; 14. 22P-Wil Prater [16]; 15. 21F-Kevan Free [15]; 16. 3-John Bradley [DNS]; 17. 3C-Louis Clements [DNS]; HEAT 2 – 1. 24H-Mike Harrison [2]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson [4]; 3. …

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Jason Feger captures UMP DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Eldora Speedway!

UMP DIRTcar Late Model HEAT 1 – 1. 25F-Jason Feger [4]; 2. 55-Jeep Vanwormer [2]; 3. 20C-Duane Chamberlain [6]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley [3]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [5]; 6. 56W-Jeff Walston [7]; 7. 75M-Dusty Moore [8]; 8. 11R-James Rice [9]; 9. RH21-Gregg Haskell [11]; 10. 53M-Hillard Miller [10]; 11. 20JB-Jerry Bowersock [1]; HEAT 2 – 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr [1]; 2. 81-Scott James [3]; 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler [2]; 4. 9R-Curtis Roberts [4]; 5. 77-Jason Mcbride [5]; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan [6]; 7. 46-Tim Rivers [7]; 8. 51-Devin Shiels [8]; 9. 10S-Scott …

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FOUR POINT TITLES DECIDED AT UMP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Feger and Hoffman Capture Featured Events   ROSSBURG, OH (October 6) – After completing 22-races for the 172 UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) DIRTcar Modifieds and Late Models on hand, four point championships were decided in front of a loyal crowd of racing fans that braved the cold and damp conditions in an all-day marathon Saturday at Eldora Speedway.  With Jason Feger (Late Models) and Nick Hoffman (Modifieds) captured the feature events, the annual UMP National Championships found Brian Shirley (Late Models) and Devin Gilpin (Modifieds) hanging on to their points …

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Hearn Jets to 358-Modified Series Victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

ELBRIDGE, N. Y – Oct. 5, 2012 – Second place just wasn’t good enough for Brett Hearn. The Vernon, N. J., native took the runner-up spot at Wednesday’s 358-Modified Series race at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, but Thursday’s 75-lap series race at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park gave him the second chance he needed to make it to victory lane.   “We finished the deal tonight,” said Hearn, who fought hard for first in Weedsport Wednesday, but finished second to World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Tim McCreadie. “We didn’t …

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Tim McCreadie Fends off Brett Hearn for 358-Modified Series Victory

Steve Gray Wins Sportsman Modified Series Race at Cayuga County Fair Speedway   WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – October 3, 2012 – A year away from his small block did no harm to Tim McCreadie’s performance during Wednesday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Kickoff presented by FX Caprara. McCreadie qualified well for Wednesday’s 75-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race, starting six, and charged through several early-race cautions to take the lead in lap 5. “We were fast early. We died a little mid-race, but we picked up at the end,” …

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DIRTcar Racing Mourns Passing of Hoosier’s Bob Newton

CONCORD, N.C. — Sept. 27, 2012 — DIRTcar Racing is saddened to learn of the passing of Hoosier Racing Tire founder Bob Newton on Wednesday afternoon.  

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Sell Wins The Battle Glaser Wins The War

By Ben Deatherage Lebanon, Oregon- He is referenced to as “Catfish” but as he said in his post race interview a catfish has to come up for air sometime.  Cody Sell of Shedd dominated the field by railing around the 1/3-mile oval of Willamette Speedway in the DIRTcar Super Late Model feature on Saturday September 22nd.   Sell would pilot the Left Coast Motorsports/South Pacific Auto Sale and Service Center #44 Swartz to the lead on lap seventeen after a brief battle with then leader Rob Mayea.  Cody then would …

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Glaser Gets Fifth Willamette DIRTcar Super Late Model Win

By Ben Deatherage Lebanon, Oregon- The 2012 season has been a highly successful one for Trevor Glaser.  As of lately the Tangent driver has torn up the competition at Willamette Speedway by winning the Bill Workman Memorial and Willamette 100 among achievements this campaign.  The chauffer of Mid-Valley Farms/Crop Production Services #2 Trak-Star has won the three out of the last five DIRTcar Super Late Model features including last Saturday night on September 15th.   In the first laps of the feature it was a battle amongst the young lions …

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Glaser Wins Workman Memorial

By Ben Deatherage Lebanon, Oregon- The Tangent Mafia went wild at the drop of the checkered flag at Willamette Speedway when their driver Trevor Glaser earned the win beating veteran driver Russ Sell to the line.  The finish was the climax of an epic battle between the two storied drivers that lasted nearly the entire race that took place on Sunday September 2nd that featured both the DirtCar Super Late Models and DAA Northwest Extreme Late Model Series presented by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.  The feature went a distance of sixty-four …

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Hearn Returns for Super DIRTcar Series Win at Lebanon Valley

(Photo by Mike Petrucci) WEST LEBANON, N. Y. – August 17, 2012 – Brett’s back. And Brett “the Jet” Hearn’s return to the Super DIRTcar Bit-Block Modified Series did not disappoint. Sudden illness kept Hearn from competing in last week’s series events at Merrittville and I96 Speedways, but he made up for his absences with a stunning victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway’s $17,500-to-win “Mr. DIRT Track USA” Thursday, Aug. 16. After starting 23rd, even Hearn, seven-time Super DIRTcar Series champion and regular racer of Lebanon Valley’s high-banked half-mile, was surprised …

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Devin Gilpin claims Firecracker 50

By ROB LEE MEDARYVILLE – UMP Modified National point leader Devin Gilpin is no stranger to victory lane in general, but was at Shadyhill Speedway. Not anymore. The Columbus, Ind. ace led all 50 laps Wednesday evening to capture the 11th Firecracker 50 in his first ever visit to the track. He started on the pole and turned back early challenges from front row starter and Shadyhill regular Kevin DeYoung before pulling away to a nearly three-second victory. “We adjusted on the car the same as we always do,” Gilpin …

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Clanton Rolls To $100,000 Victory In Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Commercial Mowers At Eldora Speedway

Georgian Becomes Just Fifth Driver To Win Prestigious Dream & World 100 Events At Famed Half-Mile Oval ROSSBURG, OH – June 9, 2012 – Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., added another glowing entry to his career resume on Saturday night, rolling to a convincing victory in the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Dirt Late Model Dream XVIII by Ferris Commercial Mowers at Eldora Speedway. The 36-year-old World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular dominated the 100-lap A-Main, surging off the outside pole starting spot to lead the entire distance. He pocketed a $100,000 …

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