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DIRTcar NorthEast ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet at Turning Stone Resort



Weedsport, NYAugust 18, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

A return to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino will officially bring to a close the 2008 race season as the popular entertainment complex in Verona, New York plays host to the 33rd Annual DIRTcar Racing NorthEast ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet and Fall Promoters Meeting & Workshop on November 14-15.

The traditional post-season celebration among competitors, sponsors and officials will honor the top series drivers along with DIRTcar NorthEast track champions, with a number of special awards handed out during the annual autumn affair.

DIRTcar Promoter meetings will run 9am-5pm on Friday with the awards banquet for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified, UMP Pro Stock and UMP Street Stock championship teams set to take place the evening of Saturday, November 15.

A number of rooms have been reserved on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for race teams, sponsors and track personnel seeking overnight accommodations at this popular entertainment complex in anticipation of another sell-out gathering. Weekend room blocks will be held with a four-week cutoff so reservations must be made by October 14 to insure the special discounted rates.

All DIRTcar guests will be lodged in two unique Turning Stone settings: the Hotel Resort, one of the largest hotels in Central New York, and The Tower, the tallest building between Albany and Syracuse offering a stunning panoramic view of the countryside. Guests of each are welcome to access all of the amenities of the resort.

Turning Stone Casino Resort is located between Utica and Rome amidst the farms and rolling hills of Central New York and close to the larger city of Syracuse. It is the fifth-largest tourist attraction in New York State and draws 4.5 million visitors annually, primarily from the United States and Canada.

The award-winning Turning Stone complex is nestled in the heart of Central New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley. The 1,200-acre resort features luxurious hotel accommodations, a full-service destination spa, a variety of gourmet restaurants and casual dining options, celebrity entertainment, five championship golf courses, an exciting new nightclub, and a world-class casino.

In addition, the Shoppes at Turning Stone stock unique items like fine jewelry and custom t-shirts while numerous eateries offer everything from steak to fish on menus ranging from American to Asian cuisine. Blackjack, poker, craps, keno and baccarat are among more than a dozen games headlining the casino activity while High Stakes Bingo boasts the highest jackpots and the most exciting bingo games in the state.

The Turning Stone Resort & Casino is centrally located, just off the New York State Thruway (I-90) in Verona, approximately 30 miles east of Syracuse. At Exit 33, go left at the traffic light on to Route 365, travel 1/4-mile south before turning left at Patrick Road.

For reservations, please call The Turning Stone Resort & Casino ( at 1-800-771-7711 and indicate your affiliation with the DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet.

Contact Director of Operations and Banquet Planning Committee Chairman Josh Wells at World Racing Group headquarters (704/707-7223) or WRG Executive Administrative Assistant Gina Fernez for further information. Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning, is also available to answer questions and can be reached at the Weedsport, New York office (315/834-6606).

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The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., Rite Aid Corporation and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.

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