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Wight_Family_WEBWeedsport, NYMay 19, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee
*Jay Fish Photo

Long-time motorsports advocates John and Laura Wight from Phoenix, New York will receive the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame 'Gene DeWitt Outstanding Car Owner' Award in 2009. The 18th annual driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway.

Read more: Wights Garner Northeast Modified Hall Of Fame DeWitt Car Owner Award

HoF09_Joe_PlazekWeedsport, NYMay 18, 2009 – By Gary Rowe, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Canadian chauffeur Joe Plazek has been selected as a 2009 inductee into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway.

Read more: 'Canada' Joe Plazek Makes Lasting Mark In Modified Hall Of Fame

BDR_Scagliotta09_WEBWeedsport, NYMay 13, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
*Brent Smith Photo


Last month Rich Scagliotta made his first ever trip north of the border. A second visit to Canada comes next week after rain delayed opening round action in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series at Merrittville Speedway to May 18.

Read more: Scagliotta Takes On Mr. DIRTcar Championship Trail In Top Two Divisions

Ernie_Saxton_Billy_Decker09_WEBWeedsport, NYMay 12, 2009 – By Herb Anastor, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee
*Ace Lane Jr. Photo: Ernie Saxton (R) awards 2008 EMPA Driver of the Year Billy Decker
 

Nationally recognized public relations, motorsports marketing and promotions specialist Ernie Saxton has been named recipient of the 2009 Leonard J. Sammons Jr. Memorial Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to auto racing. Saxton will be honored when the 18th annual Northeast Modified Hall of Fame driver inductions and special award ceremonies take place Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway.

Read more: Northeast Hall Of Fame Honors Public Relations Specialist Ernie Saxton

HoF09_Mike_Klapak_1953_WEBWeedsport, NYMay 9, 2009 – By Walt Wimer, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Highly successful Modified-Sportsman veteran and former national points champion Mike Klapak has been named posthumously a 2009 'pioneer' selection for the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway.

Read more: Mike Kaplak To Be Inducted May 24 Into Northeast Modified Hall Of Fame

HoF09__Ken_BrennJrWeedsport, NYMay 5, 2009 – By Herb Anastor, Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Garden State standout Ken Brenn Jr. has been selected as a 2009 inductee into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, May 24 on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Weekend holiday show at the adjacent speedway.

Read more: Ken Brenn Jr. Took Advantage Of Good Fortune To Author Hall Of Fame Career

Jeff_Strunk_WEBWeedsport, NYApril 23, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Chris Budihas Photo


Jeff Strunk is already a six-time points champion at Big Diamond Raceway with 38 feature wins. Sunday could still be his biggest day in coal country when the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series comes to town for a rare Big-Block appearance.

Read more: Jeff Strunk Among Big Diammond Best Against Advance Series Invaders

Hearn_Winner_VSP_22014_WEB2Weedsport, NYApril 15, 2009 - By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
*Bob Armbruster Photo


The last time the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series visited Big Diamond Raceway, it was the Budweiser Racing no. 3 Big-Block outlasting the no. 39 Sweeteners Plus Special, no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers mount, no 44 Waite's General Contractors car and no. M1 B&F General Machine ride to secure victory in the
'Down, Dirty & Wild 100' at the popular Minersville, Pennsylvania oval.

Read more: Hearn Catches Spring Fever In Time For '09 Advance Series Opener At Big Diammond
Peter_Britten_WEBBrisbane, AUSApril 9, 2009 – By Ben Graham, Dirt Modifieds Australia Media Liaison
*Ben Graham Photo


Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion Peter Britten will create a little history in June when he becomes the first Australian driver to race a DIRTcar Modified in the United States. Britten will compete in six events in New York State in just over nine days during the peak US racing season. Read more: Australian Champion Peter Britten Set To Take On America's Big-Block Best

Hall_of_Fame_WEBWeedsport, NYApril 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Popular New Jersey pilot Ken Brenn Jr., Canadian favorite Joe Plazek and National Champion Mike Klapak from Ohio will be inducted into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame on Memorial Day Weekend ‘09. These three driving greats add their names to a growing list of Modified legends that was started in 1992 when the Hall of Fame was officially christened on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds in Weedsport, New York.

Read more: Brenn, Plazek & Kaplak Chosen For 2009 Northeast Hall Of Fame Inductions

 

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