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Pat_OBrien_08c_WEBWeedsport, NYMarch 6, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Jay Fish Photo

The upcoming Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series opener at Hagerstown Speedway is expected to attract one of the finest fields of the season to the storied Maryland oval, including invading New Yorker Billy Decker, the reigning overall Mr. DIRTcar points king.

Read more: Advance Series Success Still At Top Of Pat O'Brien's Priority List

77DalePlanck_WEBWeedsport, NYFebruary 6, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
*Boris Rudzinski Photo


Exactly one year ago Dale Planck was scrambling to put together a race team. New car owner and new chassis program made the transition that much more challenging as the second-generation driver from Cortland, New York prepared for the trip south.

Read more: Planck Rejoins Team Terrance For Big-Block Kick-Off At Volusia In February
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Tomkins_PrintAd_WEBWeedsport, NYFebruary 3, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

You can’t always keep a good man down. In Gary Tomkins’ case, you can often take him downunder if it means racing cars in Australia during the winter.

The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified star from Clifton Springs, New York is scheduled to make a return trip to Australia, leaving today to begin his journey around the globe which includes two short-track race meets on foreign soil.

Read more: Advance Series Star Tomkins Takes Off Today For Return To Australia

vp_fuels_color_BConcord,NC

Jan. 30, 2009 — World Racing Group announced today that VP Racing Fuels has signed a multiyear agreement to be the Official Racing Fuel of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, all 12 divisions of DIRTcar Racing and UMP DIRTcar Racing along with a number of regional touring series that fall under the DIRTcar banner.

In the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region, the only fuels allowed in the Big Block Modified and 358-Modified divisions at sanctioned events will be VP110 and C12. Fuels available to other divisions and regional series, in addition to VP110 and C12, include VP113, Late Model Plus, Motorsport 109, M1 and M5 Methanol, as well as any of VP’s other specialty blends.

Read more: World Racing Group Announces VP Racing Fuels

Decker_EMPA09_WEBTrevose, PAJanuary 25, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director & Ernie Saxton, EMPA President
*Ace Lane Jr. Photo: Billy Decker (L), WRG President Tom Deery, EMPA President Ernie Saxton (R)

Punctuating his most successful season in a motorsports career spanning 27 years, 2008 Advance Auto Parts Series Mr. DIRTcar Champion Billy Decker was honored still one more time Saturday evening as he received the prestigious Richie Evans Memorial/EMPA Northeastern Driver of the Year award.

Read more: Decker Earns Northeast Driver Of The Year Accolades At EMPA Convention

alltelDCN_UNOHfinalConcord, NC — CONCORD, N.C. — Jan. 23, 2009 — World Racing Group announced today that Alltel Wireless will continue in 2009 as the title sponsor of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH features the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and UMP DIRTcar Racing.

Read more: Alltel Wireless Continues As Title Sponsor

Rex_King_Jr_graphicsWEBBristolville, OHJanuary 20, 2009 - By Joe Secka, JMS ProPhoto
*King Family File Photo


The sub-zero temperatures currently have a firm grip on the Midwest and many activities have either slowed down drastically or stopped completely. It’s something we just never really seem to get used to here in Ohio.

Read more: King Bros. Racing Prepares For 2009 Season, Team Opens In Florida

AUS1_Pre_WEBWeedsport, NYJanuary 19, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
*Ben Graham Photo


While the whirlwind winter tour to Florida arrives in just three more weeks when Northeastern Modified teams set course for their annual pilgrimage south, Big-Block standout Jimmy Phelps will get a head start on the field as he leaves today for a trip around the world to compete in Australia.

Read more: New Yorker Jimmy Phelps Ready To Take On Dirt Tracks 'Down Under'

JM_Friesen_Spt_08_WEBWeedsport, NYJanuary 8, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
*Alex Bruce Photo


Short-track racing has a way of carrying on with family tradition from generation to generation. Few are steeped in the Northeast Modified mainstream as much as the Friesen family, a clan recognized as much stateside as closer to its homebase in the city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Read more: James Michael Friesen Set For Big-Block Modified Debut At Volusia In February

Ryan_Phelps_08_WEBWeedsport, NYSeptember 25, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Alex Bruce Photo


All season long Ryan Phelps has been a student of the racing game, diligently following the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series from beginning to end with two of the top touring stars remaining his biggest mentors.

Read more: Ryan Phelps Fills Student-Teacher Role In 2008 Advance Big-Block Series

 

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