Weedsport, NY — August 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
The schedule of qualifying races leading up to the lucrative Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 9 of Super DIRT Week XXXIX in Syracuse, New York continues this weekend with both Canandaigua Speedway and Cayuga County Fair Speedway staging special Big-Block/Small-Block shows.
Modifieds will be out in full force at each DIRTcar Northeast charter member track next weekend, Aug. 14-15, with the highest finishing small-block drivers earning guaranteed starting positions in the Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Championship on the Syracuse Mile.
Qualifying procedures for the 31st Annual Syracuse 358-Modified Championship begin with time trials for all drivers including those already holding guaranteed starter status through the summer qualifying races plus the DIRTcar 358-Modified Regional Championships. Preliminary clockings on Thursday, Oct. 7 lock in the front three rows with the top-8 non-guaranteed drivers making Friday’s Twin 20s starting grids.
The summer-long qualifying trail culminates with the 150-lap 358-Modified Championship held during the 39th edition of Super DIRT Week, October 6-10. Guaranteed starters will be added from Super DIRT Week qualifiers at Can-Am Motorsports Park (Oct. 6), Brewerton Speedway (Oct. 7) and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Oct. 8), with the current top-12 in overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified point standings and provisionals filling out the field. The Brewerton qualifier will be added to the Twin 20s line-up while Rolling Wheels qualifiers will be placed at the back of Saturday’s starting grid at Syracuse.
For additional information, please contact DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki via cell (704796-4566) during normal business hours.
Super DIRT Week ticket order placement, lap sponsorship and vendor space material is available by phoning DIRTcar Racing Northeast headquarters during the week at 315/834-6606. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.superdirtweekonline.com. Visit www.superdirtcarseries.com and www.dirtcar.com and be sure to register to receive direct updates by logging into http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar.
2010 358-MODIFIED SYRACUSE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
(+)-denotes Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/QUALIFIER(LOCATION)
Fri-Apr 23 Brewerton Speedway Jimmy Phelps/Pat O’Brien(9th)
Sat-May 1 Airborne Speedway Patrick Dupree
Fri-May 14 Autodrome Edelweiss Luke Whitteker
Sat-May 15 Brockville Ontario Speedway Gage Morin
Sat-May 15 Lebanon Valley Speedway Brett Hearn
Sun-May 16 Cornwall Motor Speedway Matt Billings & Kayle Robidoux
Sun-May 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway B.Hearn/Clement Therrien(2nd)
Mon-May 24+ Merrittville Speedway B.Hearn/Jimmy Phelps(2nd)
Fri-May 28 Ransomville Speedway Stewart Friesen
Sun-May 30 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Matt Sheppard/Larry Wight(12th)
Fri-Jun 4 Autodrome Edelweiss Stephane LaFrance
Sat-Jun 12 Autodrome Drummond Mario Clair
Tue-Jun 15 Grandview Speedway Craig VonDohren
Wed-Jun 23 Mohawk Int’l Raceway J.Phelps/Todd Stone(16th)
Sat-Jun 26 Lebanon Valley Speedway Tom Faxon
Thr-Jul 1+ Autodrome Edelweiss Danny Johnson
Fri-Jul 2 Ransomville Speedway D.Johnson/Pete Bicknell(3rd)
Sun-Jul 11 Cornwall Motor Speedway B.Hearn/Carey Terrance(10th)
Mon-Jul 12 Can-Am Motorsports Park Billy Dunn
Thr-Jul 15 Brewerton Speedway M.Sheppard/Tim McCreadie(15th)
Fri-July 16 Autodrome Granby K.Robidoux/David Hebert(2nd)
Sat-Jul 17 Cayuga County Fair Speedway M.Sheppard/Chad Brachmann(14th)
Mon-Jul 19 Autodrome Granby B.Hearn/Frederic Gamache(10th)
Tue-Jul 20 Autodrome Drummond D.Johnson/Martin Roy(7th)
Sun-Jul 25 Humberstone Speedway James M. Friesen
Sun-Jul 25 Lebanon Valley Speedway Andy Bachetti
Fri-Jul 30 Mohawk Int’l Speedway Danny O’Brien
Fri-Jul 30 Autodrome Edelweiss S.LaFrance/Eric Gauvreau(2nd)
Sat-Jul 31 Autodrome Drummond Yan Bussiere
Sun-Aug 1 Cornwall Motor Speedway B.Hearn/Dale Planck(3rd)
Mon-Aug 2 Merrittville Speedway M.Sheppard/Mike Bowman(8th)
Fri-Aug 6 Ransomville Speedway S.Friesen/Rick Richner(4th)
Wed-Aug 11 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Sat-Aug 14 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sat-Aug 14 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sun-Aug 15 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Sun-Aug 22 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne,ONT
Fri-Aug 27 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Sat-Aug 28 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sat-Sep 4 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Sat-Sep 4 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sat-Sep 4 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sun-Sep 5+ Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Sun-Sep 5 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 6 Northern Region Champion DIRTcar Northeast
Mon-Sep 6 Western Region Champion DIRTcar Northeast
Fri-Sep 10+ Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Sep 11+ Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Fri-Sep 17+ Mohawk Int’l Raceway Hogansburg,NY
Sat-Sep 18 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Hogansburg,NY
Sat-Sep 18 Little Valley Speedway Little Valley,NY
Fri-Sep 24+ Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 25 Brighton Speedway Brighton,ONT
Sat-Oct 2 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 6+ Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 7+ Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 8+ Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 9+ New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
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.