Weedsport, NY — October 4, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
Serving Central New York since 1961, Terrell’s Potato Chip Company Inc. has become synonymous with sponsorship support of the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. In the upcoming fall festival of speed, Terrell’s returns just as strong by posting $500 Pole and $250 Outside-Pole cash awards during the 38th running of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds.
With the rivalry reaching fever pitch this season, last October Pete Stefanski and Joey Ladouceur were the quickest from the stellar field of 52 full-fender entries that jammed the fairgrounds for their annual Salt City assault. Three-time overall Mr. DIRTcar Champion Stefanski sped around the Moody Mile in a time of 35.961 sec., which was just shy of the record tour mark of 35.898 sec. (100.284 mph) established by series points chaser Louie Jackson, who became the first Pro Stock pilot to surpass the 100 mph barrier in 2006. 2009 marks the fifth straight year that Pro Stock time trials will be run on the Syracuse Mile, having been held at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in nearby Elbridge, N.Y. from 1997-2004.
After sitting on the pole for a second straight year, Stefanski faded to fourth-place at the finish in the BNC Motorsports 25-lap title race while Ladouceur earned the outside-pole starting position with a one-lap best clocking of 26.010 seconds yet dropped to 25th in the main event.
Famous for its fresh potato chips, Terrell’s also provides dozens of other products for retail, wholesale and vending companies with those same items sold in many chain stores including Wegmans, Price Chopper, P&C Stores, Byrne Dairy, Eckerd, Great American, Grand Union and Tops. Terrell’s is also tied closely with the Dinosaur BBQ Restaurant chain in the development of new snack products, recently introducing the Terrell’s Dinosaur BBQ Potato Chip and Terrell’s Dinosaur BBQ Mojito Tortilla Chip.
Pro Stock racer Jack Terrell remains in charge of the company today, spearheading service to customers with 24 route trucks, two tractor trailers and one box truck. Supplying wholesalers for over 40 Years, Terrell’s covers most of New York State and also sells in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. For further information, contact Terrell’s Potato Chips by phone (315/437-2786) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or log into www.terrellspotatochip.com. Mail is received at 218 Midler Park Drive, Syracuse, New York 13206.
For more information about Super DIRT Week, including lap sponsorship, ticket order placement and vendor space availability, please contact DIRTcar Racing NE Headquarters during the week at 315/834-6606. Further newsworthy items can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com and www.dirtcar.com as well as www.superdirtweekonline.com, where tickets can be ordered and official Super DIRT Week entry forms are found. Sign up today as a Big-Block ‘follower’ on Twitter by visiting http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar and http://twitter.com/SuperDIRTWeek, the exclusive site for all the racing activity scheduled during the week ahead.
DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse— runs October 7-11, 2009 featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.
The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.