DIRTcar Announces W16 Engine Option

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W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division

$10,000 engine option opens doors for new teams in division

By Mike Mallett

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Dec. 29, 2015 – After a full year of testing, the Wegner Motorsports W-16 Engine is approved and ready for implementation in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. For less than $10,000, the engine will be legal at all DIRTcar sanctioned facilities as well as in the 358-Modified Series in 2016.

The new combination will allow drivers to enter the division while giving those already in competition an economical option.

“What we wanted was an alternative for the Sportsman guys moving up as well as for drivers who are already in the division and looking for an economical option,” said Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar director, series and sanctioning. “This isn’t for everyone, but it is affordable and will keep more people racing. We’ve seen what the GM Performance option has done to grow the Sportsman ranks and we hope to help some of them move up to the 358-Modified division.”

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DIRTcar W16 Engine FAQs

DIRTcar W16 Engine Frequently Asked Questions

The DIRTcar W16 is an option engine for the DIRTcar 358 Division Engine

What is the DIRTcar W16 Option?

The W16 engine option is a motor developed by Carl Wegner of Wegner Motorsports to be used in the DIRTcar 358 Division. The W16 is based on the GM LS Series engines that are standard production in almost all V 8 GM passenger vehicles today. Wegner Motorsports is the company that NASCAR chose to develop the LS motor for competition originally in the K&N Series and now is used on the Modified Tour and many tracks and sanctions throughout the country. The W16 is developed from these applications.

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2016 Super DIRTcar Schedule Released

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Super DIRTcar Series Expands Reach with 2016 Schedule

Schedules also announced for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 8, 2015 – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series announced the 2016 schedule which features 29 dates at 23 different tracks and takes the series to Williams Grove Speedway and Eldora Speedway for the first time in a decade.

For the third straight year the series kicks off its regular season at Fulton Speedway with the High Bank Hold-Up on Saturday, April 30. The event punctuates a season of blockbuster events throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Canada.

For the first time since 2006 the series returns to Williams Grove Speedway on June 22 and joins the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at Eldora Speedway on July 19 and 20. Filling out the Eldora weekend, the series will take on Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on July 21 for the first time.

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Super DIRT Week Returns to CBS Sports

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CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 2015 NAPA Super Dirt Week and Night One of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

The ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2015 – CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week’s Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.

Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds.’

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