Les Myers, Mike Houghtaling And Loren Lincoln Claim DMNT Checkers At Paradise Speedway
Geneva, NY - The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour held its second annual "Fall Brawl" event here at the Paradise Speedway this past Saturday night.
In the DMNT Modified feature Mike Houghtaling of Liberty, NY would jump to the lead from his pole starting spot and hide away from the field during the 20 lap feature. Jim Introne Jr. of Hartford, NY would give chase but to no avail. The battle on the track was for 3rd through 6th however and at the checkered flag Naples, NY native Loren Lincoln would sneak by Constantia's John West for third. Brad Litzenberger of Romulus, NY would round out the fast five.
Lincoln would then go on to run the 15 lap Nostalgia feature and after several laps assume command. He would be followed across the line by newcomer Tom Church and Jeff Mitchell.
In the Unlimited class Romulus, NY's Jon Kuleszo would fire off into the lead but Les Myers of Reno, PA would be hot on his heels. As it turns out maybe a little too hot as the pair would collide resulting in both being sent tail on the field.
This would leave Australian born Jim Kirkwood of Clearfield, PA with the lead which he would hold onto until Myers would dive under with a handful of laps remaining. Jim Introne Jr. would cross the line in third with Steve Longo of Bradford, PA fourth.
Pit notes...Houghtaling brought an Unlimited entry only to have the engine expire in hot laps...Myers running on only 7 cylinders all night...Chip Gauther behind the wheel of the former Scott Gauthier machine...Jim Hilimire claimed the Nostalgia heat race win...Houghtaling and West Modified heat wins....Kuleszo Unlimited heat win.
1) 111 Loren Lincoln 2) 66t Tom Church 3) 72 Jeff Mitchell DNS 66 Jim Hilimire, 33 Alan McDonald, 33A Jeff Ackerman
1) 03 Mike Houghtaling 2) 7 Jim Introne Jr. 3) 111 Loren Lincoln 4) 4 John West 5) 36 Brad Litzenberger 6) 20 Steve Longo 7) 9 Chip Gauthier DNS 0 George Palmer
1) 6 Les Myers 2) 1 Jim Kirkwood 3) 7 Jim Introne Jr. 4) 20 Steve Longo 5) M1 Jon Kuleszo DNS 333 Mike Houghtaling, 0 Mike Tholin
Photo Credit: Thomas Photography
Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour Welcomes Back CARtoons Magazine For 2019 Season
Thunder Bay, Ont - CARtoons magazine is back! And for the second straight year will be teaming with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour.
Originally established in 1959, CARtoons magazine features automotive humor and hot rod artwork. The book saw a revival in 2016 under current CEO Marc Methot after it's original run ended in 1991.
Many of the original artists have returned including George Trosley, John Deaton and Jeff Slemons as well as a host of newcomers like Ben Mitchell, Chuck Kelley, Larry Williams and Mike Yapps.
The publication is available at local comic book shops and various Wal-Marts across the United States and Canada. Fans new and old alike can also subscribe online at www.cartoonsmag.com and can save 10% with the promo code cartoonsdmnt.
"We are once again excited to be a part of the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour" says Methot, "Old Coupes, Gremlin's, Vega's and Pinto's bring back a lot of fond memories and look great 'tooned up! We can't wait for the race season to begin"
SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Join The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour In 2019
Newark, NY - The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour is thrilled to welcome SuperGen Products for the upcoming 2019 season.
With it's retail location first established in 2012 in Newark, NY, SuperGen has since added a second retail outlet in Azusa, CA. SuperGen strives to make the highest quality products having over 40 years of innovation and design experience.
"We look forward to having SuperGen on board with us for the entire season" Series Director Jeff Ciglich explains. "They helped us a lot at the end of 2018 and will be a huge part of 2019. Virtually all of the Champion products can be used by our racers, everything from pressure washers to clean the cars to generators used by the teams in the pits."
SuperGen owner Paul Cole adds "SuperGen Products is proud to support the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour. The history of the sport is no less expensive than current times and with DMNT's teams travelling throughout the Northeast, we are pleased to be able to support their efforts in bringing that history back to life for fans of all ages"
Five Series regulars who compete in at least 2/3 of the 17 race DMNT schedule will be eligible to draw for their choice of one of the following Super Gen Products. A 4200 PSI pressure washer, a 2800/3100 Inverter or a 7000/9000 watt generator.
Swagger Factory Apparel Joins DMNT For 2019
AMSTERDAM, NY – With the 2019 racing season just around the corner, the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour is proud to announce that they have joined into a partnership with Swagger Factory Apparel of Amsterdam, N.Y.
This partnership will provide an added bonus to DMNT competitors following the tour in 2019. Race team owner/ driver Mike Jackson of Amsterdam, N.Y., who also is president of Swagger Factory Apparel has joined forces with DMNT to present added contingency incentives for licensed DMNT competitors, who compete in two/thirds of the 2019 DMNT races. When asked about the decision to join in with DMNT, Jackson stated “Swagger Factory Apparel is a racer specific brand, that has been outfitting drivers throughout the Northeast and beyond for years” Jackson continued, “and we’re looking forward to having some fun with DMNT while preserving the history and nostalgia of racing from the early years and at the same time also receiving some great marketing exposure from a vintage tour that covers a large part of the Northeast.”
All licensed DMNT drivers competing in two/thirds of the DMNT events during the 2019 racing season and proudly displaying a Swagger Factory Apparel decal on their car, will be eligible for a random draw at the 2019 DMNT awards banquet.
Through Mike Jackson and Swagger Factory Apparel three eligible drivers will receive special one of a kind prizes.
1. One custom tailored SF Apparel Mark III Racing Armor Nomex Suit, with custom design. This suit comes standard with Double Layer Light Weight Nomex, unlimited embroidery, 360 Degree Radial Arms, SF Comfort Stretch panels, boot cut, internal receiver pocket, and carbonx inner liner.2. One Custom pair of HH1 Driver Shoes.
3. One Custom Pair of Gauntlet Driver Gloves.
The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour is the premier vintage group of the Northeast and is scheduled to compete in seventeen race events at fourteen different dirt tracks, providing seventeen point events for it’s drivers throughout the Northeast in 2019. A large area of the state of New York is where many races will take place, but the state of Pennsylvania and the province of Ontario, Canada will also see the DMNT style of racing.
The Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour wishes to extend a big Thank you to Swagger Factory Apparel staff and Mike Jackson for this gracious commitment.