Weedsport, NY — July 29, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
The 2010 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series begins its stretch run for teams contending for the elusive overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels titles in Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock classes.
The month of August begins and ends with a pair of Super DIRTcar Series shows for the mighty Big-Block Modifieds, with Pro Stockers getting back on track in the north country in between. 358-Modified and Sportsman Series travelers have the month open to prepare for their upcoming autumn assault.
Merrittville (Ont.) Speedway leads off the agenda with the inaugural Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial 100 on Mon., Aug. 2 before returning stateside for the final 100-lapper of the month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, with the 32nd running of the Mr. DIRT Track, USA title event slated for Thr., Aug. 26 on the high banks.
Current Super DIRTcar Series points leader Matt Sheppard dominated the action last summer at Merrittville while Billy Decker took advantage of a blown rear-end on the car of leader Jimmy Phelps with just four laps to go en route to scoring the lucrative $17,500 victory in West Lebanon.
The region’s top Pro Stock chauffeurs make their seventh trip of the millennium to Mohawk Int’l Raceway on Sat., Aug. 21, doubling up with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in the full-fender frenzy at the Akwesasne, N.Y. oval. Eventual Mr. DIRTcar points champion Pete Stefanski rallied to overtake race-long leader Jody Swamp with three to go and collect $1,500 in the 50-lap finale held last July.
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: AUGUST
DAY-DATE TRACK/LOCATION CLASS
Mon-Aug 2 Merrittville Speedway/Thorold,ONT MOD
Sat-Aug 21 Mohawk Int’l Raceway/Akwesasne,NY PRO
Thr-Aug 26 Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon,NY 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 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.