Weedsport, NY — November 30, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series PR Director
A trio of high-paying 150-lappers for Small-Block point chasers highlights the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series currently locked into place for the 2010 race season.
Back-to-back blockbuster shows at autodromes Granby and Drummond in September not only offer each winner a $10,000 top prize, a $5,000 bonus will be tacked on for any driver able to sweep the weekend DIRTcar doubleheader in Quebec. Returning stateside, the traditional Super DIRT Week spectacular on the Syracuse Mile in October remains the richest event of the year for 358-Modified teams, with first-place awarded a $20,000 jackpot.
“We’re just one weekend away from completing the entire schedule, giving Small-Block racers plenty of time to make their own plans for next season,” remarked Joe Skotnicki, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning. “It’s already solid with more focus put on weekly competition during the summer before going full speed ahead after Labor Day.”
Fulton Speedway leads off the ’10 agenda with a Big-Block/Small-Block tour twin-bill on April 9-10, followed a week later by Can-Am Motorsports Park’s own Mr. DIRTcar twin tour special featuring 358-Modified and Sportsman on April 17. Then its off to Canada as Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario (May 24) and Autodrome Edelweiss in Hull, Quebec (July 1) host the remaining summer shows.
Small-Block teams kick off Labor Day Weekend north of the border at Cornwall Motor Speedway (Sept. 5) with the lucrative Granby/Drummond double taking center stage Sept. 10-11. Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Sept. 24) closes out the month the final Friday in September.
October opens with successive Super DIRT Week specials scheduled at Can-Am (Oct. 6), Brewerton Speedway (Oct. 7) and Rolling Wheels (Oct. 8) before the New State Fairgrounds attracts the top Small-Block stars in the Northeast for a fourth straight show featuring the $20,000-to-win 150-mile main on Oct. 9.
The curtain drops Oct. 16 when Brockville Ontario Speedway hosts the 2010 Mr. DIRTcar 358 finale as part of the 2nd Annual DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals, with Big-Block Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes filling the autumn card in the City of the Thousand Islands.
Competition Director Joe Skotnicki can be contacted at 704/796-4566 to field questions and address any concerns regarding all 2010 series schedules as DIRTcar Northeast’s 35th consecutive season of racing gets underway.
More news and information about the 358-Modified tour can be found at www.dirtcar.com, which also includes notes on Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Championships for Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Big-Block material is posted on www.superdirtcarseries.com while race fans can receive updates directly by signing up as a series ‘follower’ on Twitter through http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar.
2010 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series (confirmed dates)
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Fri-Apr 9 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sat-Apr 17 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Mon-May 24 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Thr-Jul 1 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Sun-Sep 5 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Sep 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Sat-Sep 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 24 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 6 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 8 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 9 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 16 Brockville Ont. Speedway Brockville,ONT
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 annually in October 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.