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Super DIRT Week XXXVIII 358-Modified Qualifying Schedule Kicks Off In April

2009 Super Dirt WeekWeedsport, NYMarch 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Kicking off in April, the schedule of qualifying races leading up to the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 10 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII in Syracuse, New York has been set with 19 tracks currently hosting over 60 events in 2009.

The present-day format guarantees that automatic starting berths for the headline “Salute To The Troops” 150 will be earned by drivers competing only in DIRTcar-sanctioned events, while time trials on the Syracuse Mile will remain open to any driver issued a DIRTcar License.

Last season Billy Decker claimed his third career Syracuse SDW 358-Modified Championship in convincing fashion on Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds. The Unadilla, New York standout survived a race-long battle with Vic Coffey to capture the coveted trophy for owners John and Laura Wight, leading the final 58 laps to collect a $20,000 winner’s share for the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers/Bicknell Race Team.

Qualifying procedures for the 30th Annual Syracuse 358-Modified Championship include time trials for all drivers including those already holding guaranteed starter status through the summer qualifying races plus the two DIRTcar 358-Modified Regional Championships. Preliminary clockings on Thursday, October 8 lock in the front three rows with the top-8 non-guaranteed drivers making Friday’s Twin 20s starting grids.

The summer-long qualifying trail culminates with the 150-lap Salute To The Troops 358-Modified Championship held during the 38th edition of Super DIRT Week, October 6-11. Guaranteed starters will be added from Super DIRT Week qualifiers at Can-Am Motorsports Park (Oct. 7), Brewerton Speedway (Oct. 8) and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Oct. 9), with the current top-12 in overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified point standings and provisionals filling out the field. The Brewerton qualifier will be added to the Twin 20s line-up while Rolling Wheels qualifiers will be placed at the back of Saturday’s starting grid at Syracuse.

For additional information, please contact DIRTcar Racing Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Cory Reed in the DIRTcar NE Office (315/834-6606) or via cell (315/224-9009) during normal business hours, or log into www.dirtcar.com anytime to find out more about the entire circuit.

2009 358-MODIFIED SYRACUSE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
(+)-denotes Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 18+ Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Sat-Apr 25+ Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway Minersville,PA
Sat-May 2 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Sat-May 16 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sun-May 17 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Mon-May 18 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Fri-May 22 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-May 16 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-May 29 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Hogansburg,NY
Fri-May 29 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Fri-May 29 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Sat-Jun 13 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Wed-Jun 17 Orange County Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
Sun-Jun 21 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Sat-Jun 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Jul 3 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-Jul 3 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sat-Jul 4 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sat-Jul 11 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Sun-Jul 12 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Fri-Jul 17 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Jul 18 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sat-Jul 18 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sun-Jul 26 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Thr-Jul 30 Mohawk Int’l Speedway Hogansburg,NY
Fri-Jul 31+ Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Fri-Jul 31 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Sat-Aug 1 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sat-Aug 1 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne,ONT
Sun-Aug 2 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sat-Aug 8 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sat-Aug 8 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Sun-Aug 23 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne,ONT
Fri-Aug 28 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Fri-Sep 4 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 5 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Sat-Sep 5 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sat-Sep 5 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sat-Sep 5 Lebanon Valley Speedway(3) West Lebanon,NY
Sun-Sep 6+ Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Mon-Sep 7 Northern Region Champion DIRTcar Northeast
Mon-Sep 7 Western Region Champion DIRTcar Northeast

Fri-Sep 11+ Mohawk Int’l Raceway Hogansburg,NY
Sat-Sep 12+ Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sun-Sep 13+ Autodrome Granby(2) Granby,QUE
Sat-Sep 19+ Autodrome Drummond(2) Drummondville,QUE
Fri-Sep 25+ Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 3 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sat-Oct 3 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,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

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com, 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.

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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 www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, 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.