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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

1JAlan_Johnson2_WEBWeedsport, NYSeptember 18, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Jay Fish Photo


Once heralded as the driver to beat at Canandaigua Speedway, Alan Johnson returns to his Big-Block Modified racing roots when the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval comes to life for Labatt Blue RaceFest Weekend, September 19-20.

Read more: Alan Johnson Joins Spra-King Racing In Advance Series Run At Canandaigua

Jimmy_Phelps_Interview08_WEBWeedsport, NYAugust 27, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Jay Fish Photo

The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series returns to Cayuga County Fair Speedway for the second time this season on Sunday, August 31. And for the second straight year Advance Series star Jimmy Phelps is also on the verge of picking up the coveted Big-Block Modified points title at the historic fairgrounds oval.

Read more: Phelps Seeking Plenty of Points In Advance Series Show at Cayuga County

49BillyDunn_WEBWeedsport, NYAugust 13, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Boris Rudzinski Photo


Success on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series hardly comes overnight for those fortunate enough to follow the premier traveling tour for Big-Block Modifieds in the Northeast.

Read more: 'Big Gun' Billy Dunn Racing Towards Advance Auto Parts Super Series Stardom

99LarryWight_WEBWeedsport, NYJuly 29, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
 *Alex Bruce Photo


The 2008 oval track campaign began in February for teenage talent Larry Wight with an 11th-place showing in the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified points chase at Volusia Speedway Park.

Read more: Rookie Wight Gaining Experience On DIRTcar NE Modified Circuit

20BrettHearn_WEB2Weedsport, NYJuly 25, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Boris Rudzinski Photo


Home track advantage has become a scarce commodity since the advent of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and resurgence of traveling teams covering the premier Big-Block Modified circuit around the Northeast on an annual basis.

Read more: Hearn Back 'Home' For Advance Series Stop At Orange County

zzzGrandview_ModLanghorne, PAJuly 15, 2008 – By Bob Miller, Thunder On The Hill PR

The 11th Annual Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series TRAFFIC JAM for Big-Block Modifieds returns to the Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 16 as the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues to climb high in 2008.

Read more: Legend Kenny Brightbill Caught In Advance Series Traffic Jam At Grandview

Decker_Hearn_qualify_WEBWeedsport, NYJune 11, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Boris Rudzinski Photo


The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series is five races old and just 10 points separate the front four drivers in tour standings. Competition is closest at the very top as Dale Planck and Billy Decker are dead-locked for first, with reigning overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Modified Champion Brett Hearn looming just four markers back.

Read more: Qualifying Points Pivotal in Advance Series Shows