Saturday, 07 December 2019


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


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


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



CONCORD, NC – December 4, 2018 – The Super DIRTcar Series is set to run 33 nights in 2019 with a dynamic schedule that includes returning to world-famous Eldora Speedway for a $10,000 to-win NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Qualifier in conjunction with the NASCAR Gander Mountain Truck Series race. Also making a grand return to the schedule is the historic Can-Am Speedway, which is also hosting a $10,000 to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier in a north country icebreaker. In all, the premier Big-Block Modified series of the northeast will compete from Florida to Quebec.

Read more: Premier Events Highlight Stellar Super DIRTcar Series Schedule

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No Such Thing As An Off-Season For Matt Sheppard

After a successful year where ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard picked up yet another Super DIRTcar Series Championship, many may wonder what exactly does the seven-time champ do once the checkered flag has been thrown on race season?

“Right now, I’m busy trying to get my shop finished at my house so I can move everything in,” Sheppard said. “That’s the biggest thing going on right now. I want to get the shop done, get moved in, then after that we’ll worry about getting back to working on the cars." Read more: No Such Thing As An Off-Season For Matt Sheppard

Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Kevin Root, and Jocelyn Roy Receive Championship Awards in Front of Packed House

SYRACUSE, NY – November 19, 2018 – The DIRTcar Northeast racing family gathered together in Central New York to celebrate a year full of incredible racing accomplishments. For the seventh time, Matt Sheppard was called to the stage to receive the award for the Super DIRTcar Series Championship. For the first time in his career, Billy Whittaker Cars 200 winner, Larry Wight took home the 358 Modified Championship after his third-place finish in the season finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Sportsman Modified Champion Kevin Root and his family highlighted the ceremony with an emotional victory speech, as did Joycelyn Roy’s acceptance of the Pro Stock Championship award. Read more: DIRTcar Northeast Celebrates 2018’s Champions at Annual Banquet

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Increased Super DIRTcar Series Purses, New Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Highlight DIRTcar Promoters Meetings

SYRACUSE, NY – November 17, 2019 – DIRTcar Racing track promoters from across the Northeast came together Saturday morning in advance of the DIRTcar Night of Champions to establish the foundation and direction for the 2019 racing season under new Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Northeast Director Dean Reynolds. DIRTcar’s mission statement is to continue leading the way in competition, safety and professionalism.

Among the key moments from the meeting with more 50 promoters and officials is the news that for the first time in 15 years, the Super DIRTcar Series purse is substantially increasing. Every race on the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds schedule will carry a minimum of $7,500 to-win, with many at the $10,000 level for NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifiers, including the return to Ohio’s famous Eldora Speedway. Other purse highlights include a $1,000 payday for 10th position and $500 to start.

Read more: Increased Super DIRTcar Series Purses, New Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Highlight...

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Day One of the World of Outlaws World Finals Moved an Hour Earlier to Avoid Potential Weather

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 31, 2018 — Due to potential showers and thunderstorms on Thursday evening — the first night of the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am — World of Outlaws and Charlotte Motor Speedway officials have decided to move the race schedule up an hour in order to get the program in before any impending weather hits.

Read more: Thursday World Finals Program Moved Up

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