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Power Outage Knocks Out Can-Am SDW Special

CanAm Motorsports ParkWeedsport, NYSeptember 28, 2010 – Chapman’s Can-Am Motorsports Park and DIRTcar Officials have agreed it is in the best interest of both the fans and competitors to cancel the Mr. DIRTcar Series doubleheader for 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified racers scheduled on Wednesday, October 6.

Cancellation of this SDW satellite show will provide fans the opportunity of going directly to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse to enjoy the Super DIRT Week festivities and tradition of that event while Can-Am officials begin to focus on the 2011 season.

In reaching the decision, track officials took into consideration the existing damage to power lines and power transferring equipment at the facility when Chapman’s Can-Am Motorsports Park was hit by a tornado back in August.

“We’ve discussed the matter, weighed all of our options and feel it is in everyone’s best interest for us to focus on the 2011 season and let our fans and racers travel to Super DIRT Week,” stated Can-Am Motorsports Park owner Tiger Chapman. “We’re still feeling the residual effects of damage from the tornado that hit us over the summer and truly appreciate everyone’s support and dedication during our first season at Can-Am. We’re already looking forward to bringing everyone a great 2011.”

DIRTcar Officials have worked closely with Can-Am regarding this decision and confirmed there will be no event added to replace the original program scheduled on Wed., Oct. 6 at Can-Am during Super DIRT Week XXXIX.

Can-Am’s 2010 race season comes to a close on Sunday, Oct. 3 when SUNY Canton College presents a 4-Hour Endurance Race. The first green flag flies at 1 p.m. and when the checkered flag falls at 5 p.m. the driver that runs the most laps and is on the track will collect a $4,000 winner’s share. Also up for grabs are $1,500 for second-place and $500 for third. Entry forms can be found on

“We have no power at the track but we’re still on schedule for this Sunday as no lights are needed to run the afternoon Enduro,” Chapman added. “We had a fire in the main power shack two weeks ago and have lost all power for the racetrack. We’re waiting on National Grid’s approval as we have plans in place for a new power shack to be put up. National Grid is coming in and replacing all the poles and transformers that have been in place for well over 20 years.”

More track details can be found at or by contacting Chip Burdick at 315/778-3407. For further Series information, please contact Joe Skotnicki, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning, via cell at 704/796-4566 or e-mail In the meantime, log into to find out more about DIRTcar’s biggest event of the year while keeps you in touch with the entire circuit. Additional Big-Block Modified material can also be found 24/7 on

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 and 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, VP Racing Fuels and GM Performance Parts Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio and Chizmark & Larson Insurance, and contingency sponsors are Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Ignition, Penske Shocks,, Racing Electronics, Vicci Racing Apparel and Wrisco Industries

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