NORTHEAST: ‘Super Matt’ Claims Jumpin’ Jack 60; Turns Back Friesen at Fonda

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The Empire State’s top two dirt modified talents — Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen — squared off in Wednesday night’s “Jumpin’ Jack 60” at Fonda Speedway, giving fans a memorable tribute to DIRT superstar Jack Johnson, Fonda’s all-time leading feature winner.

Turn 5 Roundtable: Hearn, Zimbardi, “The Cobra”, the RoC at Canandaigua & Woodhull’s Opener

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Column by Race Chaser Online New York Dirt Correspondents Steven Ovens, Clint Miller & Brad Ovens with guest columnist Paul Harkenrider — Jeremiah Fish photo — In this week’s Turn 5 Roundtable, we welcome Patriot Sprint Tour Public Relations Director and Series Announcer Paul Harkenrider as a guest contributor to the discussion.  Paul comes off several years …

Turn 5 Roundtable: DIRTcar Sanctions, Pauch Speaks Out, RoC, Outlaw Speedway & The Outlaws

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Column by Race Chaser Online New York Dirt Correspondents Steven Ovens, Clint Miller & Brad Ovens — SDS Photography photo — The dirt world has been abuzz in the Northeast with four major topics of discussion that our friends at Turn 5 Live have taken the time to bat around. In this column, they discuss DIRTcar’s recent …

ROC: Selinsgrove Speedway Set to Host Race of Champions Dirt Modified Opener on March 19

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – official series release — The Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series is ready for a new beginning on March 19 at the Selinsgrove Speedway. Selinsgrove has a strong history dating back to 2008 with the Race of Champions and 2016 promises to be more of the same as stars from throughout the modified world ascend on the …

Broadslidin: It’s Not Over Yet; Silly Season on Steroids Still Has Potential to Get Crazier

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Column by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Brad Ovens photo — To say that this year’s version of ‘Silly Season’ has been nuts would be the biggest understatement of 2015. My wife, if she had an appreciation for Dirt Modifieds like I do, would say that this offseason has been ‘cray cray’. Top …

ROC: Utica-Rome’s New Yorker Becomes Race of Champions Dirt Modified Crown Jewel Event

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VERNON, N.Y. – official press release — In a joint statement on Monday, Race of Champions steward Joe Skotnicki and Utica-Rome Speedway owners Bill and Kim Shea announced a partnership to present the speedway’s annual fall event as the New Yorker Race of Champions 200. The event will be held on Sept. 9-10, 2016. “One of the first goals with …

ROC DIRT MODS: The Doctor Wins the Battle; Friesen Wins the War, Claims 2014 ROC Dirt Title by Four Points

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KIRKWOOD, N.Y. — official release — Jeremiah Fish photo — During his stellar driving career Danny Johnson of Rochester, NY has won quite a few big races at the Five Mile Point Speedway. On Sunday night Danny might have won his most impressive feature at the 65 year racing facility by simply destroying a very talented Modified field to win the Spring …

ROC DIRT MODS: Blockbuster Showdown Pits Friesen vs. Sheppard For ROC Crown; ‘One Last Ride’ For Sheppard In Norm’s 357

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KIRKWOOD, N.Y. — Story by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Jeremiah Fish photo — The Stewart Friesen/Matt Sheppard rivalry is set to write another chapter on Sunday at the Five Mile Point Speedway as the Race of Champions Dirt Modified tour will run a rained out 100-lap affair that will decide the 2014 ROC Dirt Modified …

ROC DIRT MODS: Godown Wins Doug Hoffman Memorial At Bridgeport To Open ROC Dirt Modified Season

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BRIDGEPORT, N.J. — official release — Pete MacDonald photo — The Ringoes Rocket Ryan Godown started off his 2015 racing with a bang as he won his second feature in as many days. On Easter Sunday at the Bridgeport Speedway Godown driving Bill Hewlett’s owned 901 Modified had some lady luck on his side during the 44 lap feature. During the entire …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Matt Sheppard & Heinke-Baldwin Racing Ready To Improve On Near-Perfect 2014

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WATERLOO, N.Y. — Story and audio By Race Chaser Online New York Dirt Correspondent Steven Ovens — Jeremiah Fish photo — Matt Sheppard was quoted on Tuesday night as saying he had what he figured to be his best season racing a dirt modified, even though he finished second in the Super DIRTcar Series standings. As far as home tracks …

Dirt Modified Manufacturer Teo-Pro Offers ‘Get Smart, Get Quick’ Advanced Chassis Seminar

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VERNON, NJ — Official Release — Teo-Pro Car Image Want an edge on the competition in the upcoming 2015 season? Look no further than the Teo-Pro Car ‘Get Smart, Get Quick’ Advanced Chassis Seminar on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The two-day activity – preceded by an Open House on Friday evening, February 6 – takes  place at Teo-Pro headquarters in Vernon, N.J., with plentiful information …

Broadslidin’ Blog: Turf Wars Are The Early Story For 2015

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PENN YAN, NY — Story by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Nick Stark/GRIT Racing Series photo — I put out a blog last week that really gained traction quickly when I wrote about the subject of this whole DIRTcar/Orange County Fair Speedway mess that is going down in Middletown, New York. It feels like the New …