Weedsport, NY — June 1, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
Summer is right around the corner and competition is just starting to heat up in the 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series with pivotal point events scheduled in three of the Northeast’s top touring divisions.
A trio of Super DIRTcar Series shows mixed with a pair of extra-distance outings in both Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions fills the bill in Canada and the U.S. as traveling teams set out in search of valuable points toward DIRTcar Northeast’s prized jewels.
Big-Blocks are back in action by mid-June with Grandview Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway staging the first Super DIRTcar Series doubleheader of the season. Thunder On The Hill series promoter Bob Miller brings the ‘Traffic Jam 100’ back on tour June 15 at Grandview for the 12th time since luring the top Big-Block travelers to the Keystone State in 1998, just one day before ‘The Big Show 2’ presented by veteran racer Brett Hearn is held at Orange County on June 16. All eyes turn northward when the modernized Mohawk Int’l Raceway hosts the monsters of the midway on June 23, ending with a $6,000-to-win 100-lapper in the Big-Block/Small-Block shootout.
Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway hosts its second championship trail event of the season, this time featuring leading Sportsman contenders on the racy quarter-miler June 13. The Sportsman tour goes mid-week as it accompanies the anticipated Big-Block invasion over the bridge to Hogansburg, N.Y. on Wed., June 23.
A first Pro Stock Series doubleheader in French territory attracts DIRTcar Northeast’s leading full-fender campaigners into Quebec as autodromes Granby and Drummond present back-to-back 50-lappers, each paying $1,000-to-win. Granby leads off on Friday, June 25 with Drummond closing out the twin-bill the following night to completer rounds 2&3 of the ’10 tour.
Overall Hoosier-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar champions will be determined in 2010 by tabulating points earned in the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock teams, along with bonuses collected at a driver’s respective home track in divisional DIRTcar Regional Racing Series. Those valuable track bonus points will be issued after Labor Day with each licensed track champion receiving 1,000 points down to the 25th-place driver who earns 900 at his best track during the year.
To stay on top of all the DIRTcar NE Series headline stories during the season, log into http://www.dirtcar.com and highlight ‘Series’ at the top then choose Mr. DIRTcar Series. Also click on ‘Schedules’ at the top and scroll down to find complete race reports for the series and division of your choice. Complete Championship Series points can be viewed by selecting ‘Points’ at the top, clicking ‘Super DIRTcar Series’ on the right, then choosing a specific touring division and opening up using the MS Excel format.
In addition, specific information about the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Blocks can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com. Bookmark each selection for quick review at a later time.
Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Schedule of Events: JUNE
DAY-DATE TRACK/LOCATION CLASS
Sun-Jun 13 Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall,ONT SPT
Tue-Jun 15 Grandview Speedway/Bechtelsville,PA MOD
Wed-Jun 16 Orange Co. Fair Speedway/Middletown,NY MOD
Wed-Jun 23 Mohawk Int’l Raceway/Akwesasne,NY MOD & SPT
Fri-Jun 25 Autodrome Granby/Granby,QUE PRO
Sat-Jun 26 Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville,QUE PRO
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 the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and Chizmark & Larson Insurance www.chizmarklarson.com, and contingency sponsors are Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, MSD Ignition www.msdignition.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Vicci Racing Apparel www.vicci.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.