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Marcuccilli Is 2010 Cayuga County Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series ‘All-Star’

Dave Marcuccilli
Dave Marcuccilli - Jeremiah Fish Photo

Weedsport, NYJuly 17, 2010 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Series Correspondent

Dave Marcuccilli took advantage of a front row starting position he earned with a victory during the Cayuga County Fair, grabbing the lead on the opening lap of the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr DIRTcar Sportsman Series All-Star 30 and never looking back. For the Cayuga, N.Y. driver it was his first ever Series win and third in a row at the Weedsport oval.

“I just can’t believe this, I don’t know what to say,” beamed an excited Marcuccilli after exiting his no. m1 Barbay & Son Construction-Crew Boyz Racing-Stormin/Bicknell machine. “We haven’t changed a thing in this car, all we’ve done is give it a wash and provide some basic maintenance.”

Marcuccilli out-dragged defending race winner Justin Wright and the rest of the 31-car starting field to lead the early laps. He built up a half straightaway lead until a seven-car tangle in turn four brought out the first caution period of the race.

With 10 laps showing on the scoreboard, Marcuccilli had built up a five car-length advantage over Wright who ran alone in second. Two-time reigning Mr. DIRTcar points king Chris Raabe, Cornwall Speedway series winner Tim Sears Jr. and current Cayuga Co. points leader Steve Gray were in a tight battle for top-five positions.

At the halfway mark Marcuccilli was still out running Wright, Sears, Raabe and Gray. Suddenly, going into turn one Raabe spun all by himself to bring out the yellow and he was able to continue at the tail end of the field.

On lap 22 Sears moved into second and took off after the leader, who had now built up a two-second lead over the field.

Former CCFS champion Jeremy Pitcher looped his Troyer entry in turn one on lap 27 to bring out the final caution flag and erase the seemingly insurmountable lead that Marcuccilli had built up.

Over the final laps Sears could pull even with Marcuccilli in turns three and four. Yet Marcuccilli never flinched as he held his line to be the first under the checkers by a car-length over the second-generation pilot from Clay, N.Y., finishing in front of Gray, Ryan Susice and Wright followed by Jipp Ortiz, Mark Chiddy, Matt Hulsizer, Jesse Cotriss and Eric Giguere among the Top-10.

“We started up front and that helped a lot. I just couldn’t believe how good this car was even though we were still a little loose. You had to stay towards the bottom in one and two tonight, three and four I just kind of ran the middle and exited four off the bottom as it had good drive off,” added Marcuccilli, who remains just a one night a week racer.

The Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series has nearly two months off before getting back on track for rounds number four, five and six at Ransomville Speedway, Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway, Sept. 10-12.

Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Race #3 – Cayuga County Fair Speedway, July 17, 2010 ‘All-Star 30’ Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 2 m1 David Marcuccilli/Cayuga,NY
2 4 83x Tim Sears Jr./Clay,NY
3 8 29g Steve Gray/Middlesex,NY
4 9 38 Ryan Susice/Ransomville,NY
5 1 19w Justin Wright/Piffard,NY
6 5 0 Jipp Ortiz/Ransomville,NY
7 7 54 Mark Chiddy/Boston,NY
8 22 55 Matt Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
9 3 55c Jesse Cotriss/Akron,NY
10 10 67g Eric Giguere/Waterloo,NY
11 13 jvs1 Jim Spano/Skaneateles,NY
12 17 66 Dan Wiesner/Geneva,NY
13 18 3a Adam Hilton/Buffalo,NY
14 12 4 Daryl Hilkert/Potter,NY
15 11 16 Earl Rudy/Phoenix,NY
16 16 20 Karl Comfort/Stanley,NY
17 25 11 Ben Wheeler/Genoa,NY
18 6 01 Chris Raabe/Napanee,ONT
19 28 17j Jamie Platt/Watertown,NY
20 23 2p John Juhl/Auburn,NY
21 14 14 Jeremy Pitcher/Fulton,NY
22 20 99 Billy Clark Jr./Fulton,NY
23 30 15 Shane Pecore/Cornwall,ONT
24 29 140 Mark Dixon/Durham,ONT
25 26 76 Rob Bussey/Canandaigua,NY
26 21 81 Christine Martin/Wellesley Island,NY
27 27 20k Dave Dykstra/Port Colborne,ONT
28 24 04 Greg Mrzywka/Holley,NY
29 31 2L Loren Lincoln/South Bristol,NY
30 15 20x Kevin Ridley/Geneva,NY
31 19 11n Ricky Newton/Oakfield,NY
LAP LEADERS Marcuccilli (1-30).
CAUTIONS: 5 (lap 6, lap 8, lap 16, lap 26, lap 27).
HEAT WINNERS: Gray, Raabe, Susice, Sears.
CONSI WINNERS: Juhl, Mrzywka.
SYRACUSE SUPER DIRT WEEK QUALIFIER: David Marcuccilli.
FAST TIME TRIALER: Mark Chiddy (17.280sec/78.125mph).
CARS ENTERED: 40.
NEXT EVENTS: Ransomville Speedway – Sept. 10, Merrittville Speedway – Sept. 11, Humberstone Speedway – Sept. 12, 2010.

DID NOT QUALIFY(9)
02-Chris Taylor/Picton,ONT
3-Fran Hilton/Waterloo,NY
3e-Tim Schneider/Fulton,NY
8L-Chris Mangiarelli/Canandaigua,NY
12a-Andrew Ferguson/Camillus,NY
15x-Matt Emmons/Hannibal,NY
31-Kane Bristol/Farmington,NY
35x-Dave Emmons/Hannibal,NY
85h-Rob Humphreys/Elbridge,NY

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 17.280 78.125 54 Mark Chiddy/Boston,NY
2 17.332 77.891 01 Chris Raabe/Napanee,ONT
3 17.368 77.729 38 Ryan Susice/Ransomville,NY
4 17.395 77.609 83x Tim Sears Jr./Clay,NY
5 17.430 77.453 4 Daryl Hilkert/Potter,NY
6 17.432 77.444 29g Steve Gray/Middlesex,NY
7 17.446 77.382 67g Eric Giguere/Waterloo,NY
8 17.504 77.125 0 Jipp Ortiz/Ransomville,NY
9 17.506 77.116 99 Billy Clark Jr./Fulton,NY
10 17.525 77.033 66 Dan Wiesner/Geneva,NY
11 17.533 76.998 85h Rob Humphreys/Elbridge,NY
12 17.580 76.792 55c Jesse Cotriss/Akron,NY
13 17.636 76.548 jvs1 Jim Spano/Skaneateles,NY
14 17.702 76.263 55 Matt Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
15 17.731 76.138 20k Dave Dykstra/Port Colborne,ONT
16 17.737 76.112 14 Jeremy Pitcher/Fulton,NY
17 17.738 76.108 16 Earl Rudy/Phoenix,NY
18 17.739 76.104 11n Ricky Newton/Oakfield,NY
19 17.755 76.035 20x Kevin Ridley/Geneva,NY
20 17.758 76.022 04 Greg Mrzywka/Holley,NY
21 17.783 75.915 11 Ben Wheeler/Genoa,NY
22 17.806 75.817 3a Adam Hilton/Buffalo,NY
23 17.850 75.630 15 Shane Pecore/Cornwall,ONT
24 17.866 75.563 76 Rob Bussey/Canandaigua,NY
25 17.957 75.180 20 Karl Comfort/Stanley,NY
26 18.005 74.979 140 Mark Dixon/Durham,ONT
27 18.013 74.946 3e Tim Schneider/Fulton,NY
28 18.021 74.913 02 Chris Taylor/Picton,ONT
29 18.036 74.850 81 Christine Martin/Wellesley Island,NY
30 18.117 74.516 3 Fran Hilton/Waterloo,NY
31 18.152 74.372 17j Jamie Platt/Watertown,NY
32 18.193 74.204 2p John Juhl/Auburn,NY
18.193 74.204 31 Kane Bristol/Farmington,NY
34 18.310 73.730 35x Dave Emmons/Hannibal,NY
35 18.376 73.465 15x Matt Emmons/Hannibal,NY
36 18.585 72.639 8L Chris Mangiarelli/Canandaigua,NY
37 18.731 72.073 2L Loren Lincoln/South Bristol,NY
38 -NT- —– 12a Andrew Ferguson/Camillus,NY
39 Guaranteed Draw m1 David Marcuccilli/Cayuga,NY
40 Guaranteed Draw 19w Justin Wright/Piffard,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature; top 2 redrew)
#1: Gray, Chiddy, Rudy, Ridley, Newton, Juhl, Dykstra, Lincoln, Ferguson (DNS).
#2: Raabe, Cotriss, Hilkert, Comfort, Clark, Wheeler, Dixon, Bristol, Schneider, Taylor, Humphreys.
#3: Susice, Ortiz, Spano, Wiesner, Martin, F.Hilton, Pecore, M.Emmons, Mangiarelli.
#4: Sears, Giguere, Pitcher, A.Hilton, Mrzywka, Bussey, Platt, Ferguson, D.Emmons.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 3 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Juhl, Wheeler, Dykstra, Dixon, Humphreys, Lincoln, Bristol, Schneider, Taylor (DNS).
#2: Mrzywka, Bussey, Platt, Ferguson, Pecore, D.Emmons, F.Hilton, Mangiarelli, M.Emmons (DNS).
Added: Dixon, Pecore, Lincoln.

Mr. DIRTcar Series Sportsman Point Standings (Thru July 17, 2010)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 38s Ryan Susice 270 270 0 0 3 3 3
2 29g Steve Gray 246 246 -24 1 2 2 3
3 83 Tim Sears Jr. 245 245 -25 1 2 2 3
4 11Jr Justin Wright 220 220 -50 0 2 2 3
5 66 Dan Wiesner 208 208 -62 0 0 2 3
6 55c Jesse Cotriss 202 202 -68 0 0 3 3
7 01 Chris Raabe 195 195 -75 0 1 1 3
8 140 Mark Dixon 178 178 -92 0 0 1 3
9 15 Shane Pecore 169 169 -101 0 0 0 3
10 2 Loren Lincoln 167 167 -103 0 0 1 3
11 54 Mark Chiddy 154 154 -116 0 0 2 2
12 11 Donnie Lawson 150 150 -120 0 1 1 2
13 67 Eric Giguere 142 142 -128 0 1 2 2
14 81 Christine Martin 138 138 -132 0 0 0 3
15 4 Daryl Hilkert 110 110 -160 0 0 0 2
16 20k Dave Dykstra 102 102 -168 0 0 1 2
17 m1 Dave Marcuccilli 100 100 -170 1 1 1 1
18 17J Jamie Platt 95 95 -175 0 0 0 2
19 63 Chris Herbison 95 95 -175 0 1 1 1
20 11n Ricky Newton 82 82 -188 0 0 0 2
21 25 Steve Bernier 80 80 -190 0 1 1 1
22 1 Travis Back ® 78 78 -192 0 0 1 1
23 0 Jipp Ortiz 76 76 -194 0 0 1 1
24 70 Brady Fultz 76 76 -194 0 0 1 1
25 02 Chris Taylor 74 74 -196 0 0 0 1
26 30 Brent Kelesy ® 70 70 -200 0 0 0 1
27 55 Matt Hulsizer 68 68 -202 0 0 1 1
28 3 Fran Hilton 68 68 -202 0 0 0 1
29 1 Jim Spano 60 60 -210 0 0 0 1
30 3a Adam Hilton 56 56 -214 0 0 0 1
31 80 Steve Barber 56 56 -214 0 0 0 1
32 92Jr Rob Richmond Jr. 54 54 -216 0 0 0 1
33 16 Earl Rudy 52 52 -218 0 0 0 1
34 20 Karl Comfort 50 50 -220 0 0 0 1
35 85 Rob Humphreys 50 50 -220 0 0 0 1
36 4 Jeff Phillips 50 50 -220 0 0 0 1
37 2 Jenna David ® 50 50 -220 0 0 0 1
38 27 Sheldon Hoogwerf 50 50 -220 0 0 0 1
39 34 Trevor Sutherland 50 50 -220 0 0 0 1
40 11 Ben Wheeler 48 48 -222 0 0 0 1
41 6 Roger Varacalli 48 48 -222 0 0 0 1
42 1 Gary Donnelly 46 46 -224 0 0 0 1
43 11k Dillon Sallows 45 45 -225 0 0 0 1
44 2P John Juhl 44 44 -226 0 0 0 1
45 83 Bryan Faulkner 44 44 -226 0 0 0 1
46 14 Jeremy Pitcher 43 43 -227 0 0 0 1
47 22 Matt Collins 43 43 -227 0 0 0 1
48 21 Randy McCulloch 43 43 -227 0 0 0 1
49 99 Bill Clark 42 42 -228 0 0 0 1
50 33 Cory Winters 42 42 -228 0 0 0 1
51 22 Greg Cool 41 41 -229 0 0 0 1
52 7 Tom Benedict 41 41 -229 0 0 0 1
53 20X Kevin Ridley 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
54 04 Greg Mrzywka 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
55 76 Rob Bussey 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
56 A.J. Potrzebowski 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
57 v28 Billy VanPelt 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
58 29 Brent Ayers 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
59 90 Bruno Lepage 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
60 17 Marcus Dinkins 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
61 20 Randy Earl 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
62 37 Serenity Sutherland 40 40 -230 0 0 0 1
63 12a Andrew Ferguson 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
64 15x Matt Emmons 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
65 8L Chris Mangarelli 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
66 35x Dave Emmons 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
67 31 Kane Bristol 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
68 3E Tim Schneider 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
69 92 Brad Winters 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
70 83 Dylan Evoy 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
71 03 Josh Jock ® 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
72 9 Kristian Smoke ® 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
73 88 Michel Primeau 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
74 28 Shawn Burke 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
75 24b Brett Bruno 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0
76 88 Ghislain Lacombe 10 10 -260 0 0 0 0

Mr. DIRTcar Series Sportsman Entries – July 17 (40)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis)
0 Jipp Ortiz/Ransomville,NY Pizza Logs-Lee Heil-Ed’s Garage/TEO
01 Chris Raabe/Napanee,ONT C&B Enterprises-Sunrise Racing-Genesis Shocks/TEO
02 Chris Taylor/Picton,ONT Taylor Racing/Bicknell
04 Greg Mrzywka/Holley,NY Gas-on Motorsports-TD Repair/TEO
m1 David Marcuccilli/Cayuga,NY Barbay&Son Const-Crew Boyz Racing-Stormin/Bicknell
jvs1 Jim Spano/Skaneateles,NY RBN Enterprises General Contractors-Spano Paving & Excavating/Bicknell
2L Loren Lincoln/South Bristol,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Lincoln Fabrication/TEO
2p John Juhl/Auburn,NY BuyPrettyUglyHouses.com-Juhl & Son Construction/Troyer
3 Fran Hilton/Waterloo,NY Clinton Street Auto Sales-Pump House Tavern/Bicknell
3a Adam Hilton/Buffalo,NY ROAR Logistics.com/Bicknell
3e Tim Schneider/Fulton,NY Power Seal/Bicknell
4 Daryl Hilkert/Potter,NY Rochester Gypsum-Community Bank-Ewing Graphics/TEO
8L Chris Mangiarelli/Canandaigua,NY Superseal Seal Coating-Magnum Auto Parts/Bicknell
11 Ben Wheeler/Genoa,NY Aflac Insurance/Bicknell
11n Ricky Newton/Oakfield,NY Gary Herman Properties-Just Signs Design/Troyer
12a Andrew Ferguson/Camillus,NY Poor Daddy’s Bottle & Can Return-Warner’s Auto Body/Bicknell
14 Jeremy Pitcher/Fulton,NY Empire State Container-Cincotias Auto Sales/Troyer
15 Shane Pecore/Cornwall,ONT ESP Auto Parts-St.Andrews Service Center/TEO
15x Matt Emmons/Hannibal,NY Emmons Racing/Bicknell
16 Earl Rudy/Phoenix,NY Town Mechanical-State Water Heaters/Troyer
17j Jamie Platt/Watertown,NY Clarence Center Coach-Husky Property Management/Troyer
19w Justin Wright/Piffard,NY Mercer Milling Company-Yager Bros. Trucking/Bicknell
20 Karl Comfort/Stanley,NY FlagtoFlag.com/Bicknell
20k Dave Dykstra/Port Colborne,ONT M&M Motorsports-Rouse Racing-Brian’s Tire-Whiting Equipment/Bicknell
20x Kevin Ridley/Geneva,NY Xtreme Lubricants-JB MotorSports/TEO
29g Steve Gray/Middlesex,NY Fox’s Auto-Dar’s Auto-Beck’s Recycling-Proctor Roofing/Bicknell
31 Kane Bristol/Farmington,NY Schyler-Haas Electric Corp./TEO
35x Dave Emmons/Hannibal,NY Emmons HVAC Sales & Service/Bicknell
38 Ryan Susice/Ransomville,NY Investor’s Service Company-Philpac Packaging/Bicknell
54 Mark Chiddy/Boston,NY Mullen Industrial Handling-D&B Motorsports/Bicknell
55 Matt Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY Thompson Road Tavern-SUNY Canton/Bicknell
55c Jesse Cotriss/Akron,NY Sigma Motor Inc.-Fearby Auto-Jay’s Auto Sales & Service/Bicknell
66 Dan Wiesner/Geneva,NY Monroe Wheelchair-Suttleworth Asphalt Paving/Troyer-Bicknell
67g Eric Giguere/Waterloo,NY Safety Awareness Solutions-WB Automotive-Wayne’s Spa Service/TEO
76 Rob Bussey/Canandaigua,NY J & J Speed-Honeoye Auto Parts/TEO
81 Christine Martin/Wellesley Island,NY SUNY Canton-American Traditions-Creative Optical/Troyer
83x Tim Sears Jr./Clay,NY Total Site Development/Bicknell
85h Rob Humphreys/Elbridge,NY Humphrey’s Garage/Bicknell
99 Billy Clark Jr./Fulton,NY Appledale Orchards-RJ’s Excavating/Bicknell
140 Mark Dixon/Durham,ONT Markdale Tractor/Bicknell

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tour activity resumes after Labor Day Weekend in September, with every extra-distance affair offering valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship as well as guaranteed starter status for the Super DIRT Week main event in October. Three consecutive 50-lap features are staged in the Niagara Frontier beginning at Ransomville (NY) Speedway on Sept. 10 and continuing in Ontario at Merrittville Speedway on Sept. 11 and Humberstone Speedway on Sept. 12.

2010 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Sat-Apr 10 Black Rock Speedway Steve Gray
Sun-Jun 13 Cornwall Motor Speedway Tim Sears Jr.
Wed-Jun 23 Mohawk International Raceway Rain-delayed, TBA
Sat-Jul 17 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Dave Marcuccilli
Fri-Sep 10 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 11 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sun-Sep 12 Humberstone Speedway Pt.Colborne,ONT
Sat-Sep 18 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Fri-Oct 1 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 6 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 8 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 9 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 16 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.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.

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