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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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SUPER DIRT WEEK DIGEST: Rolling Wheels to Stage Campers

Pre-ordered pit passes available for purchase online; Dig Safely, A-Verdi return

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Aug. 25, 2011 - In less than seven weeks the New York State Fairgrounds comes to life for the 40th Super DIRT Week. Among the thousands of fans who will converge on Syracuse Oct. 5-9 are hundreds of campers.

New regulations in New York have led to expanded camping options for fans, in particular at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Broadening the tradition of pre-Super DIRT Week camping has led DIRTcar to open Rolling Wheels Raceway's camping areas to the public for fans who would like to stay overnight with their campers awaiting entry into the New York State Fairgrounds.

Read more: Super DIRT Week Update (Aug. 25)


Huge Payday Up for Grabs in Mr. DIRT Track USA on Thursday at Lebanon Valley Speedway

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. - Aug. 24, 2011 - As the fall months approach and the weather cools down, the action on the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series is heating up, with $17,500 on the line Thursday night as the Big-Block stars invade Lebanon Valley Speedway for the 33rd running of the Mr. DIRT Track USA, the ninth stop on the 2011 Super DIRTcar Series trail.

 

Read more: Big-Blocks Set for Lebanon Valley

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Hearn Hits Milestone; 800 DIRTcar Wins


WEEDSPORT, N.Y.—August 11, 2011—The career of Brett Hearn is one that may never be recreated. The legendary driver has more Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series victories and championships than any other driver, has five Super DIRT Week big-block victories, fifty career track and series championships, and with a pair of wins last night at Fonda Speedway, now has an astonishing 800 career victories.

Read more: 800 for Hearn

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SUPER DIRT WEEK DIGEST: The excitement for Syracuse is growing

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Aug. 10, 2011 — The start of Super DIRT Week XL is less than two months away, and anticipation for the historical 40th anniversary continues to build amongst the tens-of-thousands of race fans and race teams that will eventually take over the New York State Fairgrounds for the legendary event every Columbus Day weekend.

Read more: Super DIRT Week XL Approaching

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