|Hometown: Waterloo, N.Y.
Born: January 7, 1961
Team: Paine Motorsports
Entry: No. 7x Tallmadge Tire-Swarthout Recycling-Instant Heat Wood Pellets/Bicknell
Owner: Steve Paine
2012 Season Review:Steve Paine earned two top-ten finishes out of four starts during his 2012 Super DIRTcar Series season. Both were ninth-place finishes, the first at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park series opener and the second at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park during All-Star Weekend.
2012 Super DIRTcar Series Stats:
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Series History: Claiming the Hoosier-VP racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Championship to open the newest millennium, Paine, a Series mainstay for three decades, Paine scored his first tour triumph at Canandaigua in 1985. The ‘Hurricane’ collected a six Series checkered flags in 2001, with victories gaining national attention at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The inaugural tour winner at both Hagerstown and Charlotte, Paine was voted DIRTcar Northeast Driver of the Year in 1991.
DIRTcar Racing Record: Also a multiple-time overall Hoosier-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified champion, Paine joins Brett Hearn and the Brothers Johnson, Alan & Danny, as the only drivers to capture DIRTcar Racing Northeast's most coveted titles in both Big-Block and Small-Block divisions, ranking among the top-10 in tour victories in both divisions. Along with collecting more than 25 track championships, he has scored more than 250 open-wheel wins since graduating from the Late Model ranks in 1982, establishing an all-time DIRTcar Northeast record of nine straight point titles at Canandaigua (NY) Speedway from 2000-08.
Fun Facts: Started 24th and won his first ever race in his first ever start as an 18 year-old Street Stock rookie at Canandaigua Speedway in 1979; ultimately taking a dozen more checkered flags in full-fender competition at the ‘Land of Legends’ and reaching double-digits at sister track Cayuga County Fair Speedway. After adding an “x” to the family no. “7” in his return to racing in 1980, Paine captured a 100-lap New York State Late Model Championship and the number carried over to his 1983 rookie Modified campaign on the DIRT of Central New York circuit.