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Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Opener At Black Rock Moved to Sunday

Black Rock SpeedwayDundee, NYApril 3, 2009 – By Rich Vleck, Black Rock Speedway PR

They say April Showers Bring May Flowers.

In the case of Black Rock Speedway, April showers are already forcing track officials to reschedule events including the highly anticipated Rock Launcher ’09. Originally slated for Saturday, April 4, Black Rock’s 51st season-opening event has been moved to Sunday, April 5.

The only notable change to the Sunday agenda is that all times have been pushed back two hours. Pit gates will now unlock at 10:00a.m. with hot laps starting at 12:00noon and time trials for select classes going off at 1:30p.m. Grandstand gates will swing open at 1:00p.m.

Rain and near-freezing temperatures forced the second cancellation in as many days at Black Rock. As was the case in 2008, April 5 is now the scheduled opener at The Rock and the all-new racing course. It is the first event that will be run on a Sunday in Dundee and the current weather forecast is indicating warmer temperatures and clearer skies; mid 50’s and mostly sunny with less wind and plenty of racing!

For additional tour information, please contact Sportsman Series Competition Director Michael Sanchelli (cell 862/432-3597; e-mail or DIRTcar NE Competition Director Cory Reed (cell 315/224-9009). Specific track information can be obtained by calling the Black Rock Speedway office at 607/243-8686 or visit In the meantime log into to find out more about the entire circuit.

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of the 2009 DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Sportsman and Big-Block Modifieds in the richest short-track show of its kind in the nation — the $20,000-to-win Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series “DIRTcar All-Star 100” on Sunday, July 19.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets As of April 19, 2008, the Company operated 3,291 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at

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 VP Racing Fuels Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation, Dig Safely New York and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ferris Industries, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks,, Racing Electronics, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries

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