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Brockville Ontario Speedway Lands Mr. DIRTcar Championship Weekend

Brockville Ontario Speedway
Brockville Ontario Speedway

Weedsport, NYSeptember 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The wait is finally over for Paul and Cheryl Kirkland. Now the long-time Brockville Ontario Speedway owners can go ahead with their often dreamed about plans to hold the biggest event in track history as the ‘City of the Thousand Islands’ will take center stage for a season-ending Mr. DIRTcar Championship Weekend, October 17-18.

“This is the kind of event we’ve wanted to do for the past 3-4 years, just needed to make sure it had DIRT-backing to put it over the top,” remarked Kirkland, 47, who took over the helm of the BOS following its 1994 season and has remained a loyal DIRTcar member ever since. “Its by far the biggest event we’ve ever promoted around here.”

The inaugural Brockville Fall-Fest will get underway Saturday, Oct. 17 with DIRTcar 358-Modifieds and Sportsman joined by an open 360 Sprint Car special on the revamped 3/8-miler. A full card is on tap for Sportsman title contenders, including a 50-lap main event, with Small-Block Modifieds running time trials and heat race qualifiers plus a Dash-for-Cash.

100-lap 358-Modified and 50-lap Pro Stock title races highlight the show on Sunday Oct. 18, with overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions crowned in both classes. Street Stocks complete the titanic tripleheader with area full-fender racers competing in a 40-lap finale.

“We’re very proud that DIRTcar is giving us this opportunity to showcase our facility,” added Kirkland, who planted the seed at the DIRTcar Northeast Promoters Meetings in the spring and had already obtained some sponsorship interest from area companies by mid-summer. “We’ve always had great support from the Northeast office, so we can’t wait to play an even bigger role with such a top-flight event.”

“We started with just Sportsman after rain knocked out our July 4th series show, and now its quickly evolved into so much more. Maybe next year we can add the Big-Blocks, that’s probably every promoter’s dream if they can make it work. Last year the weather was absolutely pristine this time in October, hopefully we’ll have more of the same to give the fans and racers a good experience heading into winter,” Kirkland said.

While 358-Modified and Pro Stock teams will close out their ’09 campaign north of the border, just one event for the Sportsman point-chasers remains the following weekend at Black Rock Speedway in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region.

“We’ve had this weekend open since day one so we’re certainly pleased Paul was able to step in and fill the void,” noted Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning. “This will be a great autumn attraction for all the fans and touring teams on both sides of the border. Paul and Cheryl have made Brockville a fun place to be every Saturday, an entire weekend of DIRTcar racing should make it another can’t miss event.”

For more information, please contact the Brockville office (613/348-3998) or DIRTcar NE Series Director Cory Reed (cell 315/224-9009) in Weedsport (315/834-6606) during normal business hours. In the meantime, log into the homepage at www.dirtcar.com to find out more about the Mr. DIRTcar Series as well as the entire circuit.

Brockville Ontario Speedway http://www.brockvillespeedway.com is easily accessible from all directions: From Watertown N.Y. and south take 1-81 to Thousand Islands Bridge, exit onto Highway 401 East, follow Highway 401 East to Highway 29 at Brockville, then turn left at lights following exit follow Highway 29 to track on left; From Ottawa ON and north take Highway 417 to Highway 7, take Highway 7 west to Highway 15 at Carleton Place, follow Highway 15 South to Smith’s Falls, pick up Highway 29 at light just after bridge in Smith’s Falls, then follow (appox 30kms) to track on right hand side; From Kingston ON and west take Highway 401 East to Highway 29 exit at Brockville, turn left at lights, take Highway 29 13 kms North to find track on left; From Cornwall ON and east, take Highway 401 West to Highway 29 exit at Brockville, turn right at lights, take Highway 29 13 kms North and track is on the left.

2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK LOCATION/WINNER
Mon-May 18 Merrittville Speedway Larry Lampman Jr.
Fri-Jul 31 Ransomville Speedway Danny Johnson
Sun-Sep 6 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Sep 11 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sat-Sep 12 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sun-Sep 13 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Sat-Sep 19 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 7 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 8 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 9 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 17 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sun-Oct 18 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT

2009 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Sun-Apr 5 Black Rock Speedway Sammy Reakes IV
Fri-Apr 17 Can-Am Motorsports Park Chris Raabe
Thr-Jul 2 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park rain-cancelled
Fri-Jul 3 Brewerton Speedway Tim Sears Jr.
Sun-Jul 5 Cornwall Motor Speedway Chris Raabe
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Justin Wright
Tue-Jul 21 Canandaigua Speedway Rain-delayed to 9/18
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 11 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 12 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sun-Sep 13 Humberstone Speedway Pt.Colborne,ONT
Fri-Sep 18 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 19 Genesee Speedway Batavia,NY
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Fri-Oct 2 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 7 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 9 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 17 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sat-Oct 24 Black Rock Speedway Dundee,NY
@Driver’s (2) worst finishes dropped through September; last (6) events count.

2009 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Sat-Jul 4 Genesee Speedway Pete Stefanski
Fri-Jul 17 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Pete Stefanski
Sat-Aug 22 Autodrome Drummond Joey Ladouceur
Sun-Aug 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Joey Ladouceur
Fri-Sep 11 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE ($1,500-to-win)
Sat-Sep 12 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sat-Sep 19 -TBA-
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 18 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT

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 October 7-11, 2009 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.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 Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.