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Pat O’Brien New Boss In Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Show At BOS

Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien - Rick Young Photo

Brockville, ONTSeptember 12, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Move over younger brother, make room for the most experienced driver in the all so familiar O’Brien racing clan from Kingston, Ontario.

In a reversal of fortune on Saturday night, Pat O’Brien added just his second win of the season at Brockville Ontario Speedway while recently crowned BOS 358-Modified points champion Danny O’Brien fell two spots shy of collecting his ninth victory in the headline ‘Jack May Pontiac-Buick 100’ Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event held on Canadian soil.

“It’s just unbelievable, funny thing is you get on these (rolls) and we’re not doing anything different than we ever did,” remarked Pat, 44, a four-time overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Champion, now with two straight tour triumphs in ’09 to elevate his career total to nine. ‘Sometimes things just go your way.”

Sandwiched between the O’Brien siblings under the checkers was reigning Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Champion Billy Decker, with ‘Mr. Small-Block’ Pete Bicknell and current series points leader Dale Planck filling out the top-five.

Decker swept high around front row partner Bobby Herrington on the opening circuit and the defending overall Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified champion appeared destined to chalk up another convincing victory in the sister Small-Block tour since copping the Super DIRT Week special last October.

Gypsum Express teammate Pat O’Brien had plans of his own, starting fourth in the 30-car field and methodically working his way toward the front as just three yellow flags slowed the action on the racy 3/8-miler.

DIRTcar 358-Modified rookie contender Mark D’Ilario looped high out of turn two to incur the first caution period on lap 14, erasing Decker’s comfortable advantage over Bicknell, race-long chaser Danny Johnson in the Dave Thompson-owned no. FX1 Troyer entry, Pat O’Brien and Herrington. Johnson bolted past Bicknell on the ensuing restart with Danny O’Brien cracking the front-five through the opening 20 circuits.

When St. Catharines, Ont. tour traveler Tommy Flannigan hesitated between turns one and two with mechanical issues to force the second slowdown, the front-five running order remained intact while Planck, Jeremy Wilder, Kyle Dingwall, Mario Clair and Eric Gauvreau comprised the top-10.

Pat O’Brien darted past third-place Bicknell on the lap 30 restart and a half-dozen laps later overtook Johnson for the runner-up spot in his methodical march toward the front while most positions behind him remained frozen as the halfway mark quickly approached. Decker continued to pace the field with 50 laps in the books, while third family member Tim O’Brien (8th) and Lance Willix II (10th) made their presence known as racers set course for the final stretch run.

While Pat continued to close in on Decker, Danny disposed of Johnson on lap 56 to make his Global Warranty-1000 Islands RV-Stover Bus Lines entry the third Bicknell copy up front. A dangling rear bumper on the car of veteran Laurent Ladouceur brought out the third and final caution on lap 58 and put Pat on the bumper of Decker for his final push of the night.

The eldest O’Brien shadowed Decker when the green lights returned on lap 63, pulling along side in two more circuits, finally snatching the point for good as the leaders ducked low across the line to end the 71st circuit. The remainder of the century grind ran non-stop with O’Brien flawlessly weaving his way through lapped cars before opening up a convincing 10 car-length margin at the wire.

“We got a new car thanks to the guys at Bicknell and that was a big difference,” noted O’Brien, who leaped from 10th to seventh in the Mr. DIRTcar standings after five events. “The one we had here last time, just couldn’t get it going. Gotta thank everybody that helped out and turned things around for us.”

“Don’t know if its me or the cars, my set-ups always seem to hit the last half of the race, the same as last night (win at Mohawk). Thought early on we were gonna fade back to 10th or so, but again a lot of work was done and it really showed. It was definitely a lot of fun racing tonight, its nice when you’re going good and Billy’s so good to race with,” added O’Brien, after chalking up his 145th (4th all-time) career win in DIRTcar 358-Modified competition.

Fresh off his trip to Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway for a Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block event halted by rain the night before, runner-up Decker was content with his best Small-Block finish of the season which locked up a guaranteed starting berth in the Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Championship during in October.

“The car was pretty good, but not quite as good as Pat with about 30 laps to go when he snuck by us,” said Decker, also 44, after making a rare appearance at Brockville on his way to Autodrome Granby for a $10,000-to-win 358-Mod show outside of Montreal. “We’ve always been pretty good here, usually come out of this place with a good finish and tonight was no different.”

“I’m pretty happy with the our program, can’t say enough about the guys on the team that make this all happen. Just very fortunate to be the loose nut behind the wheel.”

“I wasn’t quite as versatile as the #6 car tonight, he seemed to be able to keep a little more speed on the bottom. I needed that little bit of banking there to keep some momentum up because I wasn’t getting off the turns quite as nice as I’d like to,” figured Decker, himself a winner of seven Mr. DIRTcar 358 race events.

Virtually unstoppable at the BOS in ’09, Danny O’Brien returned to the podium on Saturday night at the Kirkland facility still in the quest for his first Mr. DIRTcar title after settling for second-place finishes each of the past two years.

“We weren’t quite good enough, that’s all we had tonight,” stated O’Brien, who currently ranks third in the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified standings, 76 points behind Planck while just six markers in back of runner-up Bicknell. “Didn’t quite guess good enough but it was still a good solid run for us.”

“The middle (groove) was the place to be at the end, might’ve taken a little bit of rubber, I don’t really know. Pat and Billy were just a little bit better than us tonight. We’ll just keep battling though, see what we can get,” O’Brien said.

Its right back to work for contenders in the 2009 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series as top teams chasing points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series return to action in round #6 on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Autodrome Granby with $10,000 the first-place prize.

Pot Holes: Solid field of 38 Small-Blocks entered at the BOS, including the Top-13 in points going in plus Big-Block stars Billy Decker and Danny Johnson….Gage Morin, grandson of Cornwall Motor Speedway owner Ron Morin, was the first casualty of the night, losing a motor during the first set of hot laps….Teammates Billy Decker and Larry Wight, along with Danny Johnson and Rich Scagliotta made the lengthy haul from Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania to Brockville following a rain-delay in Friday night’s Super DIRTcar Series event for Big-Blocks….Billy Decker is the new track record-holder on tour as BOS was lengthened to a 3/8-miler prior to the start of last season and this was the first 358-Mod Series show staged since. Laurent Ladouceur held the old standard (13.946 sec./64.535 mph) on the former quarter-miler set Sept. 17, 2004….With his lone track championship taken at Cornwall Motor Speedway, Mark Hitchcock, now retired with 39 DIRTcar 358-Modified wins —8 at Brockille— registered during his career, served as a color commentator throughout the event, joining veteran P.A. Announcer Steve Young behind the mic….The latest series event for Small-Blocks served as a preview of the “The inaugural Brockville DIRTcar Fall Nationals’ that 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.

Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Race #5 – Brockville Ontario Speedway, September 12, 2009 ‘Jack May Pontiac-Buick 100’ Event Summary
Feature
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 4 6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT($4,000)
2 2 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 6 7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
4 3 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
5 7 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
6 5 fx1 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
7 13 88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
8 8 96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT
9 11 22e Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
10 23 3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY
11 20 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
12 21 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
13 22 16w Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY
14 15 72s Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT
15 10 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
16 9 22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY
17 19 22 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT
18 1 25 Bobby Herrington/Elginburg,ONT
19 25 08 Mark D’Ilario/Smithville,ONT
20 16 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
21 28 6m Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT
22 17 33 Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY
23 14 76 Ryan Poole/Charleston Lake,ONT
24 26 23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
25 30 31x Andy Lloyd/Harrowsmith,ONT
26 24 m96 Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT
27 29 m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY
28 27 72 Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
29 18 84 Dave Heaslip/Smiths Falls,ONT
30 12 0 Bill Gill/Plessis,NY
GATER NEWS LAP LEADERS: Decker (1-70), P.O’Brien (71-100).
CAUTIONS: 3 for 5 laps.
HEAT WINNERS: Planck, Johnson, Decker, P.O’Brien.
CONSI WINNER: Wight.
BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS WINNER AWARD: Pat O’Brien.
SYRACUSE SUPER DIRT WEEK QUALIFIER: Billy Decker.
HALFWAY LEADER: Billy Decker.
BERT HARD CHARGER: Chad Brachmann.
PENSKE POWER POSITION (16th): Jeremy Wilder.
FAST TIME TRIALER: Billy Decker (14.603sec/92.447mph).
TOTAL PURSE: $19,075.
CARS ENTERED: 38.
NEXT EVENT: Autodrome Granby – September 13, 2009.
DID NOT QUALIFY(8)
9-Jason Riddell/Cardinal,ONT
9s-Mark Smoke/Akwesasne,NY
12-Skip MacKenzie/Ottawa,ONT
14-Mitchell Jock/Akwesasne,NY
16-Gage Morin/St.Andrews,ONT
70-Ryan Helm/Chatiguay,NY
73-Dave Austin/Perth Road Village,ONT
75j-Joe Banks/Portland,ONT

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 16.948 79.655 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
1 14.603 92.447 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
2 14.733 91.631 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
3 14.737 91.606 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
4 14.759 91.470 fx1 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
5 14.859 90.854 0 Bill Gill/Plessis,NY
6 14.894 90.641 08 Mark D’Ilario/Smithville,ONT
7 14.988 90.072 88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
8 15.040 89.761 6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
9 15.056 89.665 25 Bobby Herrington/Elginburg,ONT
10 15.075 89.552 7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
11 15.100 89.404 96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT
12 15.113 89.327 22e Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE
13 15.136 89.191 22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY
14 15.147 89.127 3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY
15 15.149 89.115 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
16 15.153 89.091 22 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT
17 15.158 89.062 9 Jason Riddell/Cardinal,ONT
18 15.174 88.968 22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
19 15.178 88.945 76 Ryan Poole/Charleston Lake,ONT
20 15.196 88.839 16w Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY
21 15.200 88.816 66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY
22 15.203 88.798 72s Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT
23 15.235 88.612 6m Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT
24 15.301 88.230 72 Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT
25 15.314 88.155 23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT
26 15.366 87.856 14 Mitchell Jock/Akwesasne,NY
27 15.400 87.662 31x Andy Lloyd/Harrowsmith,ONT
28 15.422 87.537 m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY
29 15.439 87.441 12 Skip MacKenzie/Ottawa,ONT
30 15.452 87.367 70 Ryan Helm/Chatiguay,NY
31 15.536 86.895 9s Mark Smoke/Akwesasne,NY
32 16.024 84.249 75j Joe Banks/Portland,ONT
33 16.038 84.175 73 Dave Austin/Perth Road Village,ONT
34 -NT- —– 16 Gage Morin/St.Andrews,ONT
35 -NT- —– 33 Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY
36 -NT- —– 84 Dave Heaslip/Smiths Falls,ONT
37 -NT- —– m96 Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT
38 -NT- —– 99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY

Heat Races (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature, top 3 went to re-draw)
#1: Planck, Gill, Bicknell, T.O’Brien, Mahaney, Cook, Banks, D’Ilario, Austin.
#2: Johnson, Dingwall, Wilder, Poole, Heaslip, Wight, Riddell, Williamson, MacKenzie.
#3: Decker, Herrington, D.O’Brien, Stewart, Lampman, Brachmann, Smoke, Jock, Helm.
#4: P.O’Brien, Clair, Gauvreau, Scagliotta, Terrance, Willix, McDonald, Ladouceur, Flannigan, Lloyd.
Consolation Round (10 laps, top 7 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Wight, Willix, Brachmann, McDonald, D’Ilario, Ladouceur, Flannigan, Cook, Jock, Lloyd, Austin, Helm, MacKenzie, Banks, Williamson, Riddell, Smoke.
Guaranteed: Williamson.
Provisionals: Cook, Lloyd.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Point Standings (Thru Sept. 12, 2009)
No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Home Track Wins Top-5 Top-10 Sts
77x Dale Planck 815 455 360 0 Fulton 0 5 5 5
42 Pete Bicknell 745 385 360 -70 Merrittville 0 3 5 5
7* Danny O’Brien 739 379 360 -76 Brockville 0 2 4 5
22 Larry Lampman Jr.709 349 360 -106 Merrittville 1 2 3 5
66x Carey Terrance 682 322 360 -133 Mohawk 0 1 2 5
3b Chad Brachmann 667 307 360 -148 Merrittville 0 1 3 5
6 Pat O’Brien 638 278 360 -176 Brockville 2 2 3 3
22J Jeremy Wilder 622 262 360 -193 Glen Ridge 0 0 2 4
25 Bobby Herrington 602 242 360 -213 Edelweiss 0 0 0 5
6m Mat Williamson ® 601 241 360 -214 Humberstone 0 0 0 5
22c Mario Clair 582 222 360 -233 Granby 0 1 1 4
16w Lance Willix II 580 220 360 -235 Can Am 0 0 0 5
23 Laurent Ladouceur 564 204 360 -251 Edelweiss 0 0 1 4
08 Mark D’ilario ® 561 201 360 -254 Merrittville 0 0 0 4
72 Tommy Flannigan 543 183 360 -272 Merrittville 0 0 0 4
1 David Hebert 522 162 360 -293 Granby 0 1 2 2
55 Stewart Friesen 521 161 360 -294 Ransomville 0 1 2 2
80x Chris Steele 510 150 360 -305 Merrittville 0 0 1 3
22e Eric Gauvreau 493 133 360 -322 Edelweiss 0 0 1 2
M70 Billy Cook 491 131 360 -324 Mohawk 0 0 0 3
9 Mark Smoke 475 115 360 -340 Mohawk 0 0 0 2
72T Todd Stewart 474 114 360 -341 Mohawk 0 0 0 2
96 Kyle Dingwall 472 112 360 -343 Brockville 0 0 1 2
007 Roy Tarbell 472 112 360 -343 Mohawk 0 0 1 2
55p Perry Francis 470 110 360 -345 Mohawk 0 0 0 2
28 Scott Kerwin 468 108 360 -347 Ransomville 0 0 1 2
33 Mike Mahaney 462 102 360 -353 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
5* Tim Jones 460 100 360 -355 Merrittville 0 0 0 2
123 Robbie Krull 456 96 360 -359 Ransomville 0 0 0 2
76 Travis Braun 456 96 360 -359 Merrittville 0 0 0 2
52 James M. Friesen 454 94 360 -361 Merrittville 0 0 0 2
m96 Brian McDonald 452 92 360 -363 Brockville 0 0 0 2
26R Rick Richner 452 92 360 -363 Ransomville 0 0 0 2
84 Dave Heaslip 440 80 360 -375 Brockville 0 0 0 2
89b Todd Burley 440 80 360 -375 Ransomville 0 1 1 1
73 Alain Boisvert 436 76 360 -379 Cornwall 0 0 1 1
88 Tim O’Brien 432 72 360 -383 Can Am 0 0 1 1
14 Mitchell Jock 430 70 360 -385 Mohawk 0 0 0 1
20 Jeff McGinnis 428 68 360 -387 Ransomville 0 0 1 1
XXX Todd Gordon 428 68 360 -387 Ransomville 0 0 0 1
44 Brian Stevens 425 65 360 -390 Merrittville 0 0 1 1
16 Gage Morin 420 60 360 -395 Edelweiss 0 0 0 1
46 Kayle Robidoux 420 60 360 -395 Cornwall 0 0 0 1
54 Steve Bernard 414 54 360 -401 Drummond 0 0 0 1
X70 Ryan Helm 410 50 360 -405 Mohawk 0 0 0 1
40 Joel Doiron 410 50 360 -405 Edelweiss 0 0 0 1
97 Michel Chicoine 410 50 360 -405 Granby 0 0 0 1
71 Mike Bowman ® 410 50 360 -405 Merrittville 0 0 0 1
88 Boyd MacTavish 410 50 360 -405 Ransomville 0 0 0 1
69 Rob Pietz 410 50 360 -405 Merrittville 0 0 0 1
39 Clement Therrien 410 50 360 -405 Drummond 0 0 0 1

DIRTcar 358-Modified Entries – Sept. 12 (38)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
0 Bill Gill/Plessis,NY Gill Racing/TEO/Morrison
08 Mark D’Ilario/Smithville,ONT Pioneer Fuels-Turn 4 Collision-Chevron/Bicknell/Fioravanti
fx1 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Thompson Motorsports/Troyer/Steve O
3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY Mighty Taco-/Bicknell/Honest Abe’s
6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT 730 Truck Stop-Gypsum Logistics-Milestone Concrete/Bicknell/Enders
6m Mat Williamson/St.Catharines,ONT Optional Hose & Hydraulics-Jasen Enterprises/Bicknell/ERD
7* Danny O’Brien/Kingston,ONT Global Warranty-1000 Islands RV-Stover Bus Lines/Bicknell/Morrison
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Troyer/Enders
9 Jason Riddell/Cardinal,ONT JR Trucking-Ironhorse Transportation/Bicknell/Jim’s Performance
9s Mark Smoke/Akwesasne,NY Smoke’s Construction-Action Race Parts/Bicknell/West Carleton Automotive
12 Skip MacKenzie/Ottawa,ONT Freedom Harley-Davidson-SMI Innovations/Bicknell/Morrison
14 Mitchell Jock/Akwesasne,NY Sweet Dreams-Warrior Racing/Troyer/Enders
16 Gage Morin/St.Andrews,ONT B&L Metals-Mark’s General Maintenance/Bicknell/Mike Blok(Engine Research)
16w Lance Willix II/Theresa,NY Nor-Shir Construction-TRC-SUNY Canton/Bicknell/Morrison
22 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT CMH Leasing-Turn 4 Collision-Garden City Auto/Bicknell/CC Perf.
22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE Batiments JDL-Motel Drummond-Freightliner Drummond/Bicknell/Morrison
22e Eric Gauvreau/Chelsea,QUE Micheline Richard Home Sales-Gauvreau Top Soil/Troyer/Ovide Doiron
22j Jeremy Wilder/Fort Plain,NY Grant West-Roosevelts/Bicknell/Grant
23 Laurent Ladouceur/Alexandria,ONT Mr. Radiator-Roxborough Bus Lines-Denis Rose Trkng/Bicknell/Ladouceur
25 Bobby Herrington/Elginburg,ONT Stover Bus Lines-Osprey Stables-Kingston Paint/Bicknell/Enders
31x Andy Lloyd/Harrowsmith,ONT Car Kingston-Corcoran Excavating-Collins Trucking/TEO/Morrison
33 Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY Aloi Materials Handling/Troyer/Finger Lakes
42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT Lucas Oil Products-Merrittville Speedway/Bicknell/Morrison
66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY RezX Racing-Tomohawk Tobacco-Brass Horse Grill/TEO/Kevlar
70 Ryan Helm/Chatiguay,NY White’s Construction-MA’s Excavation/Bicknell/Morrison
m70 Billy Cook/Hogansburg,NY White’s Construction-MA’s Excavation/Bicknell/Morrison
72 Tommy Flannigan/St.Catharines,ONT Kane’s Vending-CMH Leasing/Bicknell/Enders
72s Todd Stewart/Kingston,ONT ReMax Realty-Red Line Oil-RWR Electric/TEO/DSE1
73 Dave Austin/Perth Road Village,ONT Austin Racing/Bicknell/Engine Extra
75j Joe Banks/Portland,ONT Willows Agriservices-Dockside Restaurant/Bicknell/CHE(Mopar)
76 Ryan Poole/Charleston Lake,ONT M.A.D.D.-Brockville Motor Sales/Bicknell/Mike Blok (Eng. Research)
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY RezX Racing-Grow It Hydroseeding/TEO/Kevlar
84 Dave Heaslip/Smiths Falls,ONT Gananoque Chevy-Olds/Bicknell/Doiron
88 Tim O’Brien/Kingston,ONT Jim’s Performance Plus-SG Wells Ford/TEO/Jim’s Performance Ford
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Kevlar
96 Kyle Dingwall/Brockville,ONT Eastern Ontario Millwrighting-Harlenvino Transport/Bicknell/Mike Blok(Eng.Res.)
m96 Brian McDonald/Cornwall,ONT Northwood 2 Construction-Kriska Transport-Hubert Kerr Constr./Bicknell/Enders
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express Ltd-Gypsum Wholesalers-Tracey Road Equip./Bicknell/Kevlar

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 Carey Terrance
Fri-Sep 11 Mohawk International Raceway Pat O’Brien
Sat-Sep 12 Brockville Ontario Speedway Pat O’Brien
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

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.