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Pecore Makes Last-Lap Pass on Bublak to Win Chevy Performance 75 at NAPA Super DIRT Week

by Bill Foley OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2018 — “That will go down in history as one of the best at Oswego,” said announcer Shane Andrews as Shane Pecore and Robert Bublak Jr. diced through traffic in a nail-biting, heart-stopping final lap of the DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII. When the checkered flag flew Cornwall, Ontario’s Pecore eeked out a fourth-tenths of a second win over Bublak with Adam McAuliffe right there in third just a couple of car lengths behind. Pecore, after climbing …

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Larry Wight on Top of the World at NAPA Super DIRT Week

OSWEGO, NY – October 7, 2018 – Gypsum Racing driver Lightning Larry Wight pulled off a late-race pass on veteran driver Jimmy Phelps and held off the five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen for the $50,000 pay day. Jimmy Phelps gambled on racing the entire Billy Whittaker Cars 200 without stopping for fuel or tires. Wight’s lap 73 pit stop equipped him with fresh tires, which shot him to the top of the score card in the final quarter of the race. Friesen crossed the finish line in …

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Beauchamp Edges Out Dumblewski in NAPA Super DIRT Week DIRTcar Pro Stock 50

Michael Fry photo OSWEGO, NY — Oct. 7, 2018 — The NAPA Super DIRT Week DIRTcar Pro Stock 50 ended on Sunday with a drag race to the finish after C.D. Beauchamp gave leader Chuck Dumblewski a tap off turn four to conclude a 50-lap battle a mere .017 seconds ahead. The competition heated up on Saturday afternoon with Time Trials as Fonda Speedway regulars Dumblewski and Josh Coonradt laid down a pair of Fast Times, only .008 seconds apart from each other, to set themselves on the front row for Sunday’s …

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Batman Gambles and Wins $20,000

OSWEGO, NY – October, 6, 2018 – Batman Peter Britten took advantage of the new competition pit stop to win the Camping World 150 for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. Giving up his top 10 running position on track, Britten came down pit road on lap 100 to take fuel and a new right rear tire and then drove from position 22 to the lead to collect the $20,000 check. “This feeling is just awesome,” Britten said. “We learned last year that you have to make sure your car is there at …

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23rd Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals Postponed To March 29-30, 2019

Mother Nature takes two out of the three days at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55   PEVELY, MO — Oct. 6, 2018 — Mother Nature has intervened on what was to be the 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (MO). With a sudden and heavy rain shower during the afternoon and with more showers and thunderstorms mixed in with some lightning throughout the rest of the afternoon and into the evening looming, along-with already saturated grounds, DIRTcar and Track Officials have been forced …

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First Night Of The 23rd Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals Complete

Six DIRTcar sanctioned divisions invade Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55   PEVELY, MO — Oct. 5, 2018 — After a rainout on Practice day on Thursday, October 4, the 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals commenced with a full day of Hot Laps, Qualifying and Qualifier Heat Races on Friday, October 5. The traditional season-ending weekend for national DIRTcar points is being held for the first time at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (MO), located south of St. Louis in Pevely, MO. A total of 133 teams made the …

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DIRTcar Stock Car/Street Stock Fall Nationals At Charleston Speedway This Saturday, October 6

Jeremy Nichols in the driver’s seat to win the 2018 National Title CONCORD, NC — Oct. 3, 2018 — With the final weekend of DIRTcar Racing National points approaching and national champions getting crowned in Pevely, MO as well as Oswego, NY, the DIRTcar Stock Cars (Street Stocks) will get their own time to shine in the spotlight. This Saturday, October 6, Charleston Speedway (IL), located south of Champagne in Charleston, IL hosts the DIRTcar Street Stock Fall Nationals / Midwest Street Stock Championship. A $1,500 payday is on the …

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DIRTcar Fall Nationals Will Determine 2018 National Champions in Seven Divisions

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to host the 23rd annual event for the first time by Matt Prieur CONCORD, NC — Sept. 27, 2018 — The 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals will be hosted by a new venue for the first time in event history. The prestigious event is heading west for the 2018 racing season as the newly rebranded 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals, the traditional season-ending weekend for national DIRTcar points, will be held at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, in Pevely, MO, on Thursday through Saturday, …

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Volusia Speedway Park Begins Construction of New Main Grandstand

Comfort and access take priority, with multiple seating options for 48th DIRTcar Nationals DELEON, FL — Sept. 24, 2018 — Volusia Speedway Park announced today a $500,000 overhaul of its main frontstretch grandstand and wall as part of ongoing efforts to provide a top-notch experience for fans and racers at the two-week long, season-opening DIRTcar Nationals. As the demand for reserved seating continues to grow — with standing-room-only crowds for World of Outlaws shows — the new grandstand will expand reserved seating options and make the overall experience more comfortable …

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Mother Nature’s Attempt to Snag World 100 Results in Ultimate Racing Weekend

World 100 Now Followed by World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for Ultimate Racing Weekend in Mid-October ROSSBURG, OH — Sept. 7, 2018 — Persistent rains and dire forecasts of storms and up to 50-mph winds, have forced DIRTcar Racing and Eldora Speedway to reschedule the highly-anticipated crown jewel of dirt Late Model racing, the World 100.  Rossburg, OH, is set to receive six inches of rain over the next couple of days, with probable storms. “It was impossible to hold the event,” explained Eldora General Manager Roger Slack. …

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Bloomquist & Owens Take Thursday Prelim Night Features at Eldora Speedway

A pair of former Globe Trophy winners’ bag $10,000 each ROSSBURG, OH — Sep. 6, 2018 — The Biggest Dirt Race In The World, the 48th annual World 100 commenced with the first of two Prelim Nights at the famed half-mile high-banked dirt oval of Eldora Speedway, located just east of the Indiana/Ohio state line in Rossburg, Ohio on Thursday, September 6. The first of three full nights of racing for the “Granddaddy of them all” featured the popular “Every Lap Matters” format highlighted by twin 25-lap features paying $10,000 to …

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DIRTcar Racing Announces New Leadership for DIRTcar Northeast and its Flagship Super DIRTcar Series

Dean Reynolds to Serve as Director of Series and Sanctioning, DIRTcar Northeast CONCORD, NC – Sept. 4, 2018 — DIRTcar Racing has announced a successor to replace Mike Perrotte as DIRTcar Northeast Director following his retirement at the end of this season. After a three-month search for the perfect candidate to lead the Northeast region, DIRTcar is pleased to welcome one of the area’s most recognized dirt racing promoters, Dean Reynolds, as Director of Series and Sanctioning, DIRTcar Northeast. Reynolds has served as Vice President of the Empire Super Sprints …

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National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer Wins Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway

48th annual World 100 next at Eldora on September 6-8 ROSSBURG, OH — Sept. 2, 2018 — The Sunoco American Late Model Series continues to roll through the 2018 racing season as the traditional tripleheader of action over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend concluded at Eldora Speedway with the 11th annual Baltes Classic. The highlight of Labor Day Weekend was on one of the biggest stages in all of dirt track racing. The famed half-mile, high-banked dirt oval — located just east of the Indiana/Ohio state line in Rossburg, OH — …

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DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Schedule Gets Busy

CONCORD, N.C. – With the weekly racing seasons ending and track championships wrapping up, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified schedule begins to take off in the North, Central, and Western Regions. Hundreds of DIRTcar Sportsman Modified competitors have raced hard all year in DIRTcar Northeast races in Quebec,  Western New York/Ontario, and Central New York. Teams are preparing for the packed schedule as well as two huge special events, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVII at Oswego Speedway and the DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championships in Charlotte. First …

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