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Super Matt's night at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 23, 2012 - Matt Sheppard received his champion's ring tonight during opening ceremonies at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. Click the video above to ride along with Sheppard during hot laps.

Click DIRTVision.com to listen or watch tonight's action.

Follow along with the action on Twitter at Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats or Twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar.

Check back later tonight for a full report from tonight's action. The Super DIRTcar Series will run a doubleheader on Friday after Wednesday's program was postponed by rain. For all the latest from the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit, click DIRTcarNationals.com.

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BROTHER ACT: Ty Dillon Edges Brother for UMP Modified Crown at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

 

Austin Dillon wins one of three A-mains; Billy Moyer earns late model victory 

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 21, 2012 — Another huge night of racing Tuesday at Volusia Speedway Park wrapped up with Ty and Austin Dillon celebrating their triumphs at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

 

After eight nights of UMP Modified competition at the two-week event, Ty Dillon edged his brother Austin by 25 points and Kenny Wallace by 27 points for the overall championship following a triple header on Tuesday to wrap up the event. Austin won the finale while Mike Wedelstadt and Tyler Carpenter won the other two A-mains.

 

“It feels great,” said Ty Dillon, the 19-year-old grandson of legendary NASCAR car owner Richard Childress. “Me and Austin and Team Dillon Racing have been coming down here for quite a few years in our young racing career. We’ve been down here every year since we’ve been racing. We fought so hard. We’ve won a couple of races. This year it finally paid off. Me and Austin got a win and we finally got the Gator championship.

 

“The track has been great every night since we’ve been here. Volusia has done an awesome job preparing the track. It’s been really racy and we’ve been having a fun time. It’s really put it in the drivers’ and crews’ hands. The fans have been great, it’s been an awesome week and no better way to kick off the year than to win the Gator championship.”

 

Austin Dillon, 21, was a contender every night of UMP Modified competition, leading up to the final night when the field was split into thirds.

 

“It was cool because it was the top 20 in points in that race,” he said of his A-main that included Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader. “That was the toughest competition out here. Starting eighth it makes it even better. We were really able to drive up through there and move was able to move around. We gained constantly all week on the car and how it drove. Tonight it really showed. I think going into next year we got something to go after these guys with.”

 

In DIRTcar Late Model action, legendary Billy Moyer started on the front row for the 30-lap feature and held the field at bay. Darrell Lanigan was second with Steve Francis, Rick Eckert and Dennis Erb Jr. rounding out the top five.

 

Finally, 32 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds moved into Volusia on Tuesday for three practice sessions before four straight nights of racing. Two-time champion Matt Sheppard led the pack that also included seven-time champion Brett Hearn and defending UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit champion Stewart Friesen.

 

For more information and updates on the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats.

 

UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 21, 2012

 

DIRTcar UMP Late Model 30-Lap A-Main Finish (Finish Pos./Car No./Driver): 1. (21) Billy Moyer; 2. (29) Darrell Lanigan; 3. (15) Steve Francis; 4. (24) Rick Eckert; 5. (28e) Dennis Erb Jr.; 6. (28M) Jimmy Mars; 7. (18) Shannon Babb; 8. (39) Tim McCreadie; 9. (15) Jonathan Davenport; 10. (99Jr.) Frankie Heckenast Jr.; 11. (18w) Eric Wells; 12. (11) Tyler Reddick; 13. (23) John Blankenship; 14. (14M) Morgan Bagley; 15. (1*) Chub Frank; 16. (5) Jared Landers; 17. (20) Jimmy Owens; 18. (25z) Morgan Bagley; 19. (3s) Brian Shirley; 20. (21Jr) Billy Moyer Jr.; 21. (25F) Jason Feger; 22. (b5) Brandon Sheppard; 23. (0) Scott Bloomquist; 24. (1d) Don O’Neal; 25. (91) Billy Decker.

 

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Triple 20 #1 Finish (20 Laps) – 1. (8C) Tyler Carpenter; 2. (66H) Wayne Hammond; 3. ('01) Chris Puskas; 4. (41G) Matt Goulden; 5. (d4) Dave Jamison; 6. (1F) Travis Fleshman; 7. (66) Dale Murray; 8. (10) Scott Mooers; 9. (11P) Charlie Phillips; 10. (d48) Derek Groomer; 11. (15R) Rich Robinson Jr; 12. (6b) Dave Baldwin; DNS 77g) Gavin Landers; DNS 81) Lawrence Sprague.

 

Triple 20 #2 Finish (20 Laps) – 1. (77) Mike Wedelstadt; 2. (67) Garrett Stewart; 3. ('00) Kody Weisner; 4. (17X) Richard Michael Jr; 5. (22T) Tony Anderson; 6. ('05) Dave Wietholder; 7. (15b) Dave Baker; 8. (26) Bob Gierke; 9. (16) Travis Dickson; 10. (92) Joel Watson; 11. (35) David Stremme; 12. (2) Josh Ulrich; 13. (47) Collin Thirlby; 14. (11) Richie Tosh.

 

Triple 20 #3 Finish (20 Laps) – 1. (3) Austin Dillon; 2. (41) Ty Dillon; 3. (1G) Devin Gilpin; 4. (40b) Kyle Bronson; 5. (9) Kenny Schrader; 6. (36) Kenny Wallace; 7. (90) Jason Beaulieu; 8. (44) Dave Hess Jr; 9. (7b) Jeff Babcock; 10. (18M) David McWilliams; 11. ('0) Mark Dickson; 12. (115) Brandon Smith; 13. (18C) Matt Cooper; 14. (65) Todd Sherman.

 

UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment DIRTcar UMP Modified Top Five Point Standings

1. (41) Ty Dillon 461; 2. (3) Austin Dillon 436 (-25); 3. (36) Kenny Wallace 434 (-27); 4. (9) Kenny Schrader 395 (-66); 5. (40) Kyle Bronson 371 (-90).

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Rain Creates Huge Volusia Doubleheader on Friday

Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws Late Models return Thursday

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 22, 2012 — A heavy downpour rolling through Central Florida has forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to postpone Wednesday night’s racing program to Friday afternoon, creating a huge doubleheader with Friday’s regularly scheduled program.

On Friday, the first of two complete shows for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and DIRTcar Late Models will begin with the pits opening at 10 a.m., gra022212_DCN_VOLUSIA_650x329wndstands at 11 a.m. and on-track action at 12:30 p.m. Following the completion of the make-up event, the regularly scheduled program will run Friday night with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday night’s tickets will be good for Friday afternoon’s event.

Thursday’s event remains as scheduled, with grandstands opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

For more information and updates on the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats.

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Hearn Relishes Florida Big-Block Racing to Kick Start 2012 Season

Super DIRTcar star eager for UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Jan. 31, 2012 - There's no place Brett Hearn would rather be during the month of February than the Sunshine State.

"Oh, yeah, I always look forward to Florida in February," said Sussex, N.J.'s Hearn, who will migrate south for the 15th consecutive year to compete in the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified portion of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Feb. 22-25 at Volusia Speedway Park. "I don't know what I would do if we didn't make the trip. I enjoy it and everybody on my team enjoys it."

Read more: Hearn Set for Florida
DIRTcar 358-Modifieds to Tour Asphalt in 2012

Unique four-race series to give teams additional options

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Jan. 21, 2012 — Based on the success of the program that New York promoter Mike Perrotte has built at his own Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, DIRTcar Racing is announcing a four-race series based on DIRTcar 358-Modified rules. The division has seen a successful car count hovering in the 30-car range at the Plattsburgh half-mile near Lake Champlain and the Quebec, Canada, border.

Read more: DIRTcar 358-Modifieds to Tour Asphalt in 2012

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RARE AIR: Sheppard’s Second Straight Title Puts Him Among Elite

Young New York star only sixth driver in 36-year history to win championships in back-to-back seasons

WEEDSPORT, NY – Nov. 14, 2011 – By Kevin Kovac/DIRTcar Racing PR - No one had to tell Matt Sheppard why his 2011 overall DIRTcar Big-Block Modified championship holds so much significance. That fact hit him head-on as soon as he glanced at the select list of drivers who preceded him as winners of DIRTcar Northeast’s most prestigious title in back-to-back seasons.

With his second straight Big-Block points crown, Sheppard became just the sixth competitor to capture consecutive championships in the 36 years that the trophy has been awarded. He joined a group of DIRTcar Big-Block Modified immortals that features Alan Johnson (2002-2003), Brett Hearn (outright in 1996 and co-champ in ‘97), Bob McCreadie (1994-95), Jack Johnson (1984-85, 1987-88) and Will Cagle (1978-79).

Read more: Sheppard Among Elite
2012 Florida Tour Dates Set for UNOH DIRTcar Nationals

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Blocks to invade Volusia Feb. 22-25

CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 26, 2011 — Anchored around the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, 15 nights of DIRTcar UMP Modified racing at four Florida racetracks kick start the 2012 action in February, plus seven nights of DIRTcar Late Models and four nights of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

The racing heats up in Florida beginning Feb. 2 for three nights at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, then slides across the state to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton for three more nights. Both tracks will feature $5,000-to-win finales before invading Volusia Speedway Park Feb. 14 in Barberville for eight nights of racing in the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals, including the $5,000-to-win Gator Championship and the final night of Twin or Triple 25’s depending on car count. That final night will get a makeover this season, too, with the top point drivers competing in one race while the next group in points will compete in the second race and finally a third group in points, if necessary, in a final feature. All three races will pay $700 to win with the Top 10 in points in each group being inverted.

Following the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will wrap up their Florida tour with three nights at North Florida Speedway beginning Feb. 23 in Lake City.

The UNOH DIRTcar Nationals will feature six nights of DIRTcar Late Models, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, and competing two nights in conjunction with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The final three nights of DIRTcar Late Models will be racing for $10,000-to-win.

The UNOH DIRTcar Nationals also serves as the winter break for Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds each year. The four-night Florida Tour for the Big-Blocks begins Wednesday, Feb. 22.

For tickets to the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals, call 877-395-8606 or click DIRTcarNationals.com and click the link for tickets. For more information on Bubba Raceway Park, click BubbaRacewayPark.com. For more on East Bay Raceway Park, click EastBayRacewayPark.com. For more on North Florida Speedway, click NorthFloridaSpeedway.com.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Date

Winner’s Share

Track

Location

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

$1,500

Bubba Raceway Park

Ocala, FL

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

$1,750

Bubba Raceway Park

Ocala, FL

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

$5,000

Bubba Raceway Park

Ocala, FL

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

$1,500

East Bay Raceway

Gibsonton, FL

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

$1,500

East Bay Raceway

Gibsonton, FL

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

$5,000

East Bay Raceway

Gibsonton, FL

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

$1,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

$1,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

$1,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

$1,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

$700 (half field)

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

$700 (half field)

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

$5,000/$250 start

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

$700 all features

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

$1,000

North Florida Speedway

Lake City, FL

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

$1,000

North Florida Speedway

Lake City, FL

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

$2,000

North Florida Speedway

Lake City, FL

DIRTcar Late Models

Date

Winner’s Share

Track

Location

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

$7,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

$7,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

$7,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

$10,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

$10,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2011

$10,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Date

Winner’s Share

Track

Location

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

$2,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

$2,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

$2,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2011

$5,000

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville FL

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Sheppard Has Ground To Make Up In Super DIRTcar Series Points Standings During Lowes Foods World Finals Nov. 3-5

Tour’s Defending Champion Trails Decker By 53 Points Entering Season-Ending Doubleheader At The Dirt Track At Charlotte

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 25, 2011 – By Kevin Kovac/DIRTcar Racing PR - Matt Sheppard will have to take a different path to the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified championship when he returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 3-5 for the fifth annual Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own.

Read more: Sheppard Looks to Gain Ground

DIRTcar Racing Honors Northeast Region Champions Nov. 19 at Turning Stone

Act by Nov. 5 to reserve special rates for big celebration in Central New York

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Oct. 21, 2011 - The 2011 DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region series and weekly champions will be honored Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.

The celebration will honor competitors, owners, sponsors and officials along with the 2011 Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Racing Series and Mr. DIRTcar weekly champions.

The day will kick off with DIRTcar Promoter meetings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and lead into the evening awards program for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock championship teams, which is set to kick off with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

A number of rooms at Turning Stone have been reserved for race teams, sponsors and track personnel seeking overnight accommodations at the popular entertainment complex. To take advantage of the reserved rooms, reservations must be placed no later than Nov. 5. Call Turning Stone Resort & Casino (www.Turning-Stone.com) at 1-800-771-7711 and indicate your affiliation with the DIRTcar Racing 'Night of Champions' Banquet to reserve a room.

Turning Stone is centrally located, just off the New York State Thruway (I-90) in Verona, approximately 30 miles east of Syracuse. At Exit 33, go left at the traffic light on to Route 365, travel 1/4-mile south before turning left at Patrick Road.

The award-winning Turning Stone retreat lies between Utica and Rome amidst the farms and rolling hills of Central New York and close to the larger city of Syracuse. It is the fifth-largest tourist attraction in New York State and draws 4.5 million visitors annually, primarily from the United States and Canada.

Please contact World Racing Group Executive Administrative Assistant Gina Fernez at 704-795-7223 for further information.

DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners; including Hoosier Racing Tire; VP Racing Fuels; GM Performance Parts, Nationwide Insurance and Safety-Kleen. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio and Chizmark & Larson Insurance. Contingency sponsors are ASI; Bert Transmissions; Bicknell Racing Products; Bilstein Shocks; Brodix; ButlerBuilt; Comp Cams; Intercomp; JE Pistons; KSE Racing Products; Motorsports Safety Systems; MSD Ignition; Penske Shocks; Racing Electronics; R2C; Super Flow; Vicci Racing Apparel; WIX Filters; Wrisco Industries; Xtreme Lubricants and Extreme Mufflers.

100811_SafetyKleenDunn Continues Breakout Super DIRT Week With Triumph In Saturday's Safety-Kleen Shootout II

SYRACUSE, NY - Oct. 9, 2011 – By Kevin Kovac/DIRTcar Racing P.R. - Billy Dunn of Watertown, N.Y., continued his breakout Super DIRT Week on Saturday afternoon, romping to victory in the 20-lap Safety-Kleen Shootout II at the New York State Fairgrounds. Read more: Dunn Gets Safety-Kleen Shootout II
100711_FutureModBritten (Big-Blocks) & Blewett (358-Modifieds) Highlight Friday's DIRTcar Futures Race Winners At New York State Fairgrounds

SYRACUSE, NY - Oct. 7, 2011 – By Kevin Kovac/DIRTcar Racing P.R. – Aussie Pete Britten (Big-Block Modifieds) and asphalt Modified convert Jimmy Blewett of Howell Twp., N.J. (358-Modifieds) headlined the list of victors in Friday afternoon's DIRTcar Futures features during Super DIRT Week XL at the New York State Fairgrounds. Read more: Strong Moody Mile Debut

 

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