Saturday, 23 February 2019

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DIRTcar Track Spotlight

Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY

Albany-Saratoga Speedway is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Malta, NY, situated between Albany and historic horse racing hub Saratoga, NY. The track opened in 1965 and is currently owned by Howard Commander and operated by Lyle DeVore.

Read more: DIRTcar Track Spotlight: Albany-Saratoga Speedway

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Night One of the Super DIRTcar Series at DIRTcar Nationals Rained Out, Back in Action Tomorrow

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 12, 2019 – Due to saturated grounds and an unfavorable forecast for the rest of the evening, the opening night of the Super DIRTcar Series at the DIRTcar Nationals has been rained out. As always, the safety of drivers, teams, officials, and fans are the priority in the decision to call off the event.

On Wednesday, the Super DIRTcar Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park to run for their first Gator trophy of 2019. The race tomorrow will include a full redraw with new qualifying groups. 37 cars loaded into the Gator Pond this morning and are itching to put on a show for the rest of the week.

Tickets are still available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com.

If you can’t make it to the track, tune in live and in HD on www.DIRTVision.com.

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Peter Britten is Flying Solo in 2019 and His Journey Starts at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, NC – Peter Britten has had many titles in his 31 years of life: Albany-Saratoga Speedway Track Champion, Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion, Batman, and now perhaps the most challenging of all, car owner. After parting ways with Ray Graham’s racing operation at the end of 2018, Britten knew it was time to try something new. The Batman from Queensland, Australia, is fielding his own equipment in 2019 as he makes a run at the Super DIRTcar Series Championship. The no. 21a is also slated to go for another Track Championship at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

Read more: Britten Ready for DIRTcar Nationals, New Challenge in 2019

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Veterans and Rookies Alike Looking Forward to Getting Back in their Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

CONCORD, NC – January 22, 2019 – To fans of the Super DIRTcar Series, February means one thing: The DIRTcar Nationals are about to begin. From February 12-16, the Big-Block Modifieds will tear around the world’s fastest half-mile, Volusia Speedway Park, in Barberville Florida. Many of the best Big-Block Modified drivers have committed to full-time Super DIRTcar Series schedules in 2019, and the DIRTcar Nationals is the first opportunity for the Beasts of the Northeast to test their mettle against the competition. Fans from all over the country descend on the Floridian clay oval to take in the best dirt track racing in the world, all in one place.

Read more: The DIRTcar Nationals Kick-off the Super DIRTcar Series Season with Five Nights of Racing

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CONCORD, NC - January 15, 2019 – Representatives from DIRTcar Northeast and the World of Outlaws will be on hand at this year’s Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The 250,000 square foot convention center is the focal point for auto racing in the east for three days, January 18-21. Be sure to stop at the DIRTcar display to get the most up to date information and schedules for the Super DIRTcar Series, 358 Modified Series, Sportsman Modified Series, Pro Stocks, and the World of Outlaws.

Read more: DIRTcar Northeast to Set Up Shop at Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show this Weekend in Oaks, PA

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Ready to Launch: Demetrios Drellos to Take on Super DIRTcar Series Full-Time

CONCORD, NC – December 20, 2018 – From Soap Box Derby cars to Big-Block Modifieds, Demetrios Drellos has quickly made a name for himself racing DIRTcar Modifieds in Eastern New York. Now he, and car owners Dawn and George Drellos, are preparing to take their Bicknell Racing Products chassis out on the Super DIRTcar Series tour. The 22 year-old Queensbury, NY native knows that if you wants to make it in Big-Block Modified racing, you have to follow the Super DIRTcar Series, and race against the best in the business. But a driver doesn’t wake up one day and decide to do this. Drellos has had a fascinating path to Big-Block Modified racing.

Read more: Ready to Launch: Demetrios Drellos to Take on Super DIRTcar Series

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Modified Rules Unchanged for 2019 at Merrittville Speedway

BY: Steven Petty

THOROLD, ON (December 19, 2018) -  Merrittville Speedway hosted a drivers meeting for the modified division on Tuesday evening with the discussion on what is taking place for the division for the 2019 campaign, the 68th season of racing at Merrittville.

“We will be DIRTcar sanctioned in 2019 for the Modifieds”, commented Merrittville Speedway owner Don Spiece. Merrittville was going to allow drivers that have a Wegner W-16 motor to run alcohol instead of racing fuel due to the high costs of racing fuel in Canada. However, for 2019, the rules for the Modifieds will be unchanged, including the fuel rule which will be using VP Racing Fuel, D113, D109, or D12.

“When the Super DIRTcar Series released their 2019 schedule and Merrittville was not on it, I received phone calls from sponsors, drivers and fans were wondering why”, Spiece explained. “I have been talking to DIRTcar and I can reassure everyone involved that a Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series race will take place on the traditional Civic Holiday Monday at Merrittville Speedway in 2019”. 2019 will be seeing drivers move up into the Modified division, as it has become more economically-friendly with the w16 option.

Read more: Back on Track at Merrittville Speedway

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RPW Exclusive: Peter Britten's Looking For More On The Super DIRTcar Series In '19; Still Working On Weekly Plans

Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW - WEEDSPORT, NY - When the racing season ends, every driver feel like they could have improved. In the words of ‘Batman,’ Peter Britten, his year on the Super DIRTcar Series could have been better…well, that is, unless he was Matt Sheppard who was Champion yet again. Read more: 'Batman' Returns in 2019

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Mahaney and Huttig Team Up for 2019

Mandee Pauch Relations – December 13, 2018 –It wasn’t too long ago when Mike Mahaney announced he was a free agent for the 2019 season. It didn’t take long after that for the dynamic duo out of Elizabethtown, NY, George and Julie Huttig, to come in and sweep him up.

“When I first met Mike a few years ago we immediately had a connection,” said Julie Huttig. “It was interesting when we reconnected on the phone a little while ago, for us and for him, it all kind of came together. I’ve watched him and followed him. There’s something about him that I have a ton of respect for.”

Read more: Mike Mahaney Teams with Huttig for Super DIRTcar Series Assault

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Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Rookie of the Year to Race Full Super DIRTcar Series Schedule in 2019

CONCORD, NC – December 11, 2018 – Jack Lehner’s meteoric rise through the DIRTcar Northeast ladder system shows no signs of slowing down in 2019. After rising from go-karts to Big-Block Modifieds, the twenty-year old is ready for the biggest challenge of his career: Lehner and his crew chief Ryan Stites are taking on the full Super DIRTcar Series schedule in 2019. Last season the No. 2L made six appearances with The Series, finishing with one top-ten, which he captured at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway.

Read more: Jack Lehner Poised to Break Through in Super DIRTcar Series Rookie Season



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