Syracuse, NY — August 5, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
DIRTcar Racing officials announce the Syracuse 200 will take the green flag at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2010, as the final event of the historic 39th Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds.
The premier dirt racing spectacle on 10-10-10 will cap five consecutive days of action on and off the track at the famous Syracuse Mile and speedways throughout Central New York. Many of the same open-wheel stars kick off the weekend on Saturday afternoon, contending in the companion 150-lap title event for 358-Modifieds that also will get under way at 2 p.m.
“Super DIRT Week is the biggest annual dirt racing event in the world, on and off the track,” said DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region General Manager Cory Reed. “Everybody is excited to see the green flag wave at 2 p.m. on 10-10-10 and hear the rumble of 40-plus Big-Block Modifieds race down the frontstretch at the Moody Mile. There’s nothing else like it in sports, you really have to be there.”
This year’s Super DIRT Week opens trackside on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with Modified ‘Happy Hour’ slated to begin at 3 p.m. The traditional ‘Media Day’ at the John Hill Infield Media Center kicks off Thursday’s action, followed by Bilstein Shocks Time Trials for both Big-Blocks and 358-Modifieds plus 358 and Sportsman ‘Futures’ events for rising stars.
The Friday card is headlined by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars ‘King of the Mile’ Dash, along with Big-Block Triple 20 and 358-Modified Twin 20 qualifying races, plus Sportsman Time Trials before first-time Big-Block and Pro Stock pilots contest in their own ‘Futures’ finale.
The weekend is filled with main events for DIRTcar Northeast’s top traveling series — Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship and Sportsman Championship races on Saturday, with the SDW XXXIX Modified 200 and Pro Stock Championships showcased on Sunday afternoon.
Satellite events continue to make Super DIRT Week a unique racing experience with four area tracks racing under the lights on consecutive nights, including the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars led by 20-time champion Steve Kinser on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Rolling Wheels Raceway in nearby Elbridge.
Overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar title contenders travel north to Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville on Wednesday for a 358-Modified/Sportsman doubleheader while the Small-Blocks go solo Thursday night at Brewerton Speedway. On Friday the ‘360 Sprint Car Challenge’ and ‘Parts Plus Tri-Track Series’ Stock Car finale grab the spotlight at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport while another 358/Sportsman twin-bill headlines the twilight program at Rolling Wheels.
For more information about Super DIRT Week, including ticket order placement, lap sponsorship and vendor space availability, please contact DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region Headquarters during the week at 315-834-6606. More news can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com and www.dirtcar.com while tickets can be ordered online at www.superdirtweekonline.com.
Super DIRT Week XXXIX
Events Schedule: Oct. 5-Oct. 10, 2010
New York State Fairgrounds – Syracuse, New York
*All times and events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TIME EVENT
12 noon Ticket, Camping, and Pit Pass sales begin at entrance gate
12 noon “Early Bird” Tech Inspection for all classes opens at gate 10 area
8 am Gates open for Campers and Haulers
9 am Inspection for ALL classes (under main grandstand)
3 pm Modified ‘Happy Hour’
7:30 pm Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified and Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series at Can-Am Motorsports Park.
8 am-10 am Inspection for ALL classes (under main grandstand)
10 am Grandstands Open for Modified practice
12 noon ‘Media Day’ Press Conference – Infield Conference Bldg
1:30 pm 358-Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows)
2:45pm Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows)
4 pm DIRTcar ‘Futures’ Feature Events: 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified)
7:30 pm Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at Brewerton Speedway.
10 am Grandstands Open, Modified, 358-Mod & Sportsman Practice
12:45 pm 358-Modified Twin 20s
1:30 pm Modified Triple 20s
3 pm DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
3:30 pm World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “King of the Mile” Dash
4 pm DIRTcar ‘Futures’ Feature Events: DIRTcar Big-Block Modified and Pro Stock
7:30 pm Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified & Sportsman Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway.
7:30 pm 360 Sprint Car Challenge, Parts Plus Tri-Track Stock Car Series and Mod Lites at Cayuga County Fair Speedway
9:30 am Grandstands Open, Track open for Practice
11:45 am DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Last Chance Qualifier
12:15 pm Pro Stock Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
2 pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps)
4 pm SDW XXXIX DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Championship (30 laps)
7:30 pm Twin 25’s – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus “Win and You’re In”
Modifieds at Rolling Wheels Raceway
10 am Grandstands Open, Track Open for Pro Stock Final Practice
10:45 am Pro Stock Last Chance Qualifier
11:15 am Dig Safely NY Modified Last Chance Qualifier
11:45 am Modified Autograph Signing under grandstand (Top 30 in Thursday Time Trials)
12 noon SDW XXXIX DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship (25 laps)
2 pm Syracuse 200 Modified Championship (200 miles)
TBA- Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday events
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.