April 16, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
The 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series opener scheduled at Can-Am Speedway & Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 17 has been cancelled due to rain.
Also highlighting the Can-Am agenda tomorrow was round two on the Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman champ trail. While the 358-Modified event will not be rescheduled, the Sportsman tour stop is now the $2,000-to-win SUNY Canton Championship slated for Wed., Oct. 6 during Super DIRT Week.
The 2010 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series lid-lifter for Pro Stocks remains on course for Sunday with pit gates swinging open at 10 a.m., grandstand seating starting at 11:30 a.m. and practice beginning at 1 p.m. An early evening decision will be made Saturday regarding that program if inclement weather persists in the north country.
“We just got no break with the weather, hopefully temperatures will rise and the skies can clear over the weekend,” stated Can-Am Race Director Chip Burdick, after wet grounds forced track and series officials to make the early decision and drop Can-Am’s Small-Block lead-off show for the second straight year. The Super DIRT Week special on tap last October at the LaFargeville (NY) layout was also scrapped due to rain.
Racing in the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series resumes next month when Merrittville Speedway hosts the new opener on Monday, May 24. Top Small-Block drivers will be after the $4,000 first-place prize posted in the Victoria Day 100-lapper presented by Zavitz Financial Strategies & Employee Benefits at the popular Thorold, Ontario oval. More race day news can be found on the track site at www.merrittvillespeedway.com.
Sportsman Series action picks up the first month of summer when Cornwall Motor Speedway stages the second installment on Sun., June 13. A complete track schedule is available by logging into www.cornwallspeedway.com.
For additional information, please contact DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki (704/796-4566, e-mail email@example.com) during normal business hours. In the meantime, log into the homepage at www.dirtcar.com to find out more about both the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified and Sportsman Series as well as the entire circuit.
2010 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 17 Can-Am Motorsports Park -rain-
Mon-May 24 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Thr-Jul 1 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Sun-Sep 5 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Sep 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Sat-Sep 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 17 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sun-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 6 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 8 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 9 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 16 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 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.