Weedsport, NY — March 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
2010 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 35th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-six tracks currently carry membership while nine more ovals in the region maintain associate status as hosts for either Super DIRTcar Series, Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour or Syracuse Super DIRT Week qualifying events scheduled during the upcoming months.
Beginning with season-opening events held the weekend of April 16-18 at DIRTcar member tracks, valuable points will be on the line for teams contending for both DIRTcar Weekly Racing Series Track and DIRTcar Regional Championships, as well as the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar titles.
The Big-Block Modifieds already began their season in February during the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals By University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park while Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway officially kicks off the Super DIRTcar Series on March 27. Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway unlocks its gates further north that same weekend with all but the New York State Fairgrounds opening up from early April through mid-May.
The premier DIRTcar Big-Block Modified class was first established in 1976, current 358-Modified division was initiated in 1980 and Sportsman gained notoriety in 1987 before the Northeastern Pro Stocks comprised the first full-fender class to be recognized in 1995. In competition at many tracks around the DIRTcar NE circuit today, entry level Stock Cars are officially enjoying the sixth year of sanctioning in 2010 while the Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds add to the ranks in a new decade of speed.
Including the specials-only cards at both the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Big-Blocks now make up the headline class at 11 full member tracks, Small-Blocks rank first at nine speedways and Sportsman top the weekly race program at three facilities. Pro Stocks will be competing at nine DIRTcar tracks this season with five speedways playing host to the Stocks Cars. Super DIRT Week once again marks the lone stop at the Syracuse Mile with DIRTcar Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock racers filling the autumn card.
To find links to every DIRTcar Racing track affiliate staging events during the upcoming season, log into http://www.dirtcar.com and select ‘Tracks’ at the top and follow the instructions provided. Bookmark each track selection for quick review at a later time.
DIRTcar RACING NORTHEAST 2010 SANCTIONED TRACKS
2010 Opener….Track/Location (Sanctioned Divisions)
Sat-May 1………Airborne Speedway/Plattsburgh, NY (358)
Fri-Apr. 9………Black Rock Speedway/Dundee, NY (Spt, Sts)
Fri-Apr. 16……..Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton, NY (Mod)
Sat-May 8…….Brighton Speedway Park/Brighton, ONT (Pro LM)
Sat-May 15.…..Brockville Ontario Speedway/Brockville, ONT (358, Spt)
Sat-Apr. 17…….Can-Am Motorsports Park,Ltd./LaFargeville, NY (Mod/358, Spt, Pro LM)
Sat-Apr. 24…….Canandaigua Speedway/Canandaigua, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Sun-Apr. 18……Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway/Weedsport, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Sun-May 16……Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall, ONT (358, Spt, Pro)
Sat-May 15…….Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville, QUE (358, Pro)
Fri-May 14……..Autodrome Edelweiss/Hull, QUE (358)
Sat-Apr. 17…….Fonda Speedway/Fonda, NY (UMP Mod)
Sat-Apr. 10…….Fulton Speedway/Fulton, NY (Mod, Spt)
Fri-Apr. 23…….Glen Ridge Motorsports Park/Fultonville, NY (Mod, Spt)
Fri-May 7……….Autodrome Granby/Granby, QUE (358, Pro)
Sun-May 2……..Humberstone Speedway/Pt. Colborne, ONT (358, Spt)
Sat-Apr. 17…… Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon, NY (Mod, Pro)
Fri-Mar. 26…….Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA (Mod, LM, Spr, Pro)
Sat-Apr. 24…….Merrittville Speedway/Thorold, ONT (358, Spt)
Fri-May 7……….Mohawk Int’l Raceway/Hogansburg, NY (358, Spt, Pro)
Oct. 6-10….……New York State Fairgrounds/Syracuse, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro)
Sat-Apr. 3………Pitt-Penn Motor Speedway/Imperial,PA (LM, UMP Mod, Pro, Sts, 4-Cyl)
Fri-Apr. 30……..Ransomville Speedway/Ransomville, NY (358, Spt)
Sun-May 2……..Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro, Sts)
Fri-Apr. 16…….Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY (Spt)
Sun-Apr. 25……Tri-City Speedway/Franklin, PA (Mod)
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.allstar100weekend.com and 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.