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Alan_Johnson_WEBWeedsport, NYDecember 29, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

All-time DIRTcar Racing Northeast Big-Block Modified feature winner Alan Johnson is all set to make the trip to Florida for a seventh straight winter come February. The car carousel continues to turn for ‘A.J. Slideways’ as 2009 will mark the sixth different team that he has opened the season with down south since the start of the new millennium.

Read more: Car Carousel Continues As Alan Johnson Teams With Thompson Motorsports

Troyer_shoptour08_WEBRochester, NYDecember 27, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Troyer Race Cars continues full speed ahead in its 33rd year of operation and in just two more weeks the Rochester, New York-based car builder will kick off 2009 in fast fashion by providing a complimentary day of informative seminars and an ‘Open House’ on January 10.

Read more: Troyer Race Cars Kicks Off 2009 With Saturday Seminars & Open House

Matt_Sheppard_08c_WEBWeedsport, NYDecember 18, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Only a month has passed since the DIRTcar Racing Northeast season officially came to a close and in just two more the roar of big-block powered Modifieds will be heard once again when teams make the annual trek south for the 38th Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park.

Read more: Brownell Enters 1st Big-Block In Alltel DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia

Troyer_AUS_Color_08_WEBWeedsport, NYDecember 7, 2008 – By Ben Graham, Dirt Modifieds Australia Media Liaison

After making their Australian debut in late September, the JBR Motorsport Troyer V8 Dirt Modifieds of Simon Jupe & Peter Britten have certainly turned heads. The newly imported race cars have surprised many with their early-season pace, a promising sign given the team is just five race meetings into their season 2008/09 campaign.

Read more: Troyer Race Cars Turning Heads 'Down Under'

2008_Points_BB_Mod_WEBWeedsport, NYDecember 2, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

Ten years ago Billy Decker claimed his first overall Advance Auto Parts Series Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Championship and the ‘Aluminum Anniversary’ celebration in 2008 was even more decisive for the Unadilla, New York pilot as he used a record-tying 10 tour victories to secure DIRTcar Northeast’s top honor. The ‘Franklin Flyer’ earned his second Mr. DIRTcar title steering the LJL Motorsports no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell entry to a Series-best 24 Top-10 finishes in 26 events, 18 of which were Top-Five tallies. Decker led more than twice as many feature laps as any driver while setting a tour-high five Integra Shocks Fast Times.

Read more: 2008 Advance Auto Parts Series Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Point Profiles

Economaki_Champions_08_WEBWeedsport, NYNovember 23, 2008 – Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

National Speed Sport News has announced that recently crowned Advance Auto Parts Series Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champion Billy Decker is among an elite group of 23 deserving drivers in contention for the 2008 Economaki Champion of Champions Award presented by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

Read more: Billy Decker '08 Economaki Champion of Champions Award Contendor

Daryl_Hilkert_08_WEBWeedsport, NYNovember 20, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
*Daryl "Hollywood" Hilkert pose


Seen the latest issue of Speedway Illustrated yet? The November 2008 copy of Dick Berggren’s nationally acclaimed monthly motorsports magazine is not only filled with plenty of quality dirt racing reads, ample coverage has been provided to some of those that make their mark on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit today.

Read more: DIRTcar Northeast Region Highlighted Nationally In Speedway Illustrated

Hall_of_Fame_WEBWeedsport, NYNovember 17, 2008 – By Gary Spaid, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame

Members of the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee met for the first time at the Conference Center in the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York on November 15.

Read more: Northeast Modified Hall Of Fame Committee Meeting Reviews '09 Nominees

Mr20DIRTcar20Gypsum20Team_WEBVerona, NYNovember 15, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Bill Moore Photo - Championship Team (L-R): Owners John & Laura Wight and Billy Decker with World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter.


Ten years doesn’t figure to be a very long time as one moves on in age and all the seasons seem to suddenly mesh together. For Billy Decker, the past decade chasing points on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series rolled on at a snail’s pace as that’s exactly the amount of time its taken for the Unadilla, New York driver to climb back to the top of the DIRTcar Racing world in the no. 91 Gypsum Express.

Read more: Billy Decker Crowned 2008 Advance Auto Parts Series Big-Block Modified Champion

Brett_Hearn_LowesShow08_WEBConcord, NCNovember 1, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
*Bob Armbruster Photo


With the VAULT World Finals weekend highlighted by World of Outlaws Series season-ending stops for Sprint Car and Late Model teams at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified star Brett Hearn was also part of the program Saturday afternoon.

Read more: Hearn On Stage In Vault World Finals Talk Show Saturday At Lowes

 

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