Weedsport, NY — December 16, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
A solid mix of new shows with established extra-distance events is on the docket for 2010 with an overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series champion destined to be distinguished for a 16th consecutive season in the Northeast.
The first-ever series stops at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Autodrome Granby, accompanied by more traditional tour dates at founding member facilities Canandaigua Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and the New York State Fairgrounds, elevates the count to an even dozen title races earmarked to crown the newest points king as a fifth decade of DIRTcar Racing is on the horizon.
“I’m very pleased the way the series schedule panned out,” commented DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Director Brian Mulligan, now a staple in his third year guiding DIRTcar NE’s premier full-fender traveling tour. “Two new weekly tracks and still more interested in hosting tour events further validates the growing popularity of this class and affirms the professionalism of our traveling teams.”
Rolling Wheels (28 events), NYS Fairgrounds (16) and Canandaigua (13) top the list of sites staging Pro Stock Series shows since the tour was launched in 1995. Headed by new track President Donald Fontaine and VP/General Manager Dominic Lussier at Granby and co-promoters Jake Spraker and Mike Romano at Glen Ridge, the formidable pairs are slated to bring the track total to 28 as the new millennium speeds on.
Under first-year owner Tiger Chapman, Can-Am Motorsports Park kicks off the spring schedule (April 18) followed by two more Sunday shows at Rolling Wheels (May 2) and Cornwall Motor Speedway (May 23). Sandwiching Mohawk Int’l Raceway (Aug. 21) in between, Granby and Autodrome Drummond (June 25-26) provide the first doubleheader to open up the summer with Glen Ridge and Lebanon Valley Speedway (Sept. 10-11) comprising round two as the eastern affiliates lead off the post-Labor Day champ trail.
DIRTcar NE charter members Canandaigua (Sept. 18) and Rolling Wheels (Sept. 25) close out the month before Super DIRT Week XXXIX in Syracuse (Oct. 10) and 2nd Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway (Oct. 17) bring the curtain down in autumn.
For additional information, please contact Pro Stock Series Director Brian Mulligan (613/938-6751) or DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki (704/796-4566) during normal weekday business hours. Also log into the homepage at www.dirtcar.com to find more news about Pro Stocks as well as the entire circuit as DIRTcar Northeast’s 35th consecutive season of racing gets underway.
2010 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series (confirmed dates)
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sun-Apr 18 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Sun-May 2 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sun-May 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Jun 25 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Jun 26 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sat-Aug 21 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Fri-Sep 10 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Fultonville,NY
Sat-Sep 11 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sat-Sep 18 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 17 Brockville Ontario 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.