The end of April brings a schedule full of DIRTcar racing to the Northeast. Teams are working full-steam in shops from Ontario Canada to New Jersey refreshing engines, fitting bodywork, and checking over safety equipment in anticipation of racing after a long winter. Three premier race tracks open the DIRTcar Northeast points championship season. For the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks: Fulton Speedway, Airborne Park Speedway, and Utica-Rome Speedway are on the menu and these drivers load in hungry for the prestigious points.
The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Central Region season gets underway at Fulton Speedway on Friday April 27. Friday’s program makes up the first leg Fulton’s Highbank Holdup weekend before the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds take center stage on Saturday. Series standouts Dave Marcuccilli, Jessica Power, and Kyle Inman will challenge Fulton Speedway’s stout and sizeable DIRTcar Sportsman field for top honors on the high-banks.
Fulton Speedway’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified track champion Ron David III went to Victory Lane five times in 2017 during regular season action. Fans will be eager to see him play spoiler to the Series regulars Friday night. Jessica Power finished farther down the standings at Fulton Speedway but came away with second in the Central Region DIRTcar Sportsman order. Todd Root, who finished second in Fulton Speedway points, won last year’s race. Tickets for Friday night’s action are $22 and only $5 for youths 18 and under. The Empire Super Sprints are also on the card. Additionally, two hot lap sessions are scheduled for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds before they start their championship hunt on Saturday.
The North Region DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds start their tour by ringing in the 65th season of racing at Airborne Park Speedway on April 28. Airborne has an ambitious schedule in 2018 featuring the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Super DIRTcar Series, and both World of Outlaws Series. And the DIRTcar Pro Stocks start their season at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday April 29.
News broke this week as Autodrome Drummond announced that the will host the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified North Region tour on Saturday May 5 2018. Autodrome Drummond is also kicking off their 68th season of auto racing on the same day. Race fans across Quebec won’t want to miss it.
Now the season is upon us but how does it end? The World Short Track Champion will decide! On October 25-27, the DIRTcar Pro Stocks will make their debut on The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the World Short Track Championship. It’s be the first time DIRTcar Pro Stocks have been invited to the World Short Track Championships and the second year for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Both series will close out their series schedules on the big stage in Charlotte.
Friday, April 27, 2018 Fulton Speedway, Fulton NY
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Airborne Speedway, Plattsburgh NY
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Utica-Rome Speedway, Vernon NY