Weedsport, NY — April 6, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
New York 358-Modified teams competing in the Small-Block class to earn valuable bonus points towards the coveted Mr. DIRTcar crown will no longer have to travel, at least on the weekend from their customary home track.
Beginning with the 2010 season-openers, sister tracks Brewerton Speedway (April 16) and Fulton Speedway (April 10), Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (April 23) and Cayuga County Fair Speedway (April 18) will not only be awarding Big-Block home track bonus points, but will also be offering home track bonus points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship as well.
DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki, Cayuga County General Manager Cory Reed, Glen Ridge Promoter Mike Romano and Harvey Fink, promoter of both Brewerton and Fulton, agreed this is a great way to support area 358-Modified teams and keep them coming back.
“Wherever someone finishes in the Modified feature is where that driver will be placed when it comes to earning weekly points, the key here is participation,” noted Gary Spaid, DIRTcar NE Points keeper. “Although we won’t officially declare a 358-Modified Track Champion at the end of our season, we still want to afford those regular small-block runners that choose to travel the tour a legitimate shot at winning the overall title. Last year Dale Planck earned Mr. DIRTcar 358 honors using Fulton as his home track.”
In order to qualify for DIRTcar 358-Modified points, drivers will receive separate bonus points based on where they stand in Big-Block points at Brewerton (Fri.), Glen Ridge (Fri), Fulton (Sat.) or Cayuga County (Sun.) through Labor Day.
For additional information, please contact Competition Director Joe Skotnicki via cell (704/796-4566) or points keeper Gary Spaid (585/734-5959). Be sure to visit the track websites at www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com, www.brewertonspeedway.com, www.thenewglenridgemotorsportspark.com and www.fultonspeedway.com or www.dirtcar.com for further circuit-wide news.
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.