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Exemption Dash Series Qualifiers Set For All-Star Weekend At Cayuga County

All Star WeekendWeedsport, NYMay 17, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The inaugural DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, at Cayuga County Fair Speedway continues to gain ground as a special qualifying series has been established for the first-ever ‘All-Star Exemption Dash’ for Big-Block Modifieds.

Offering a full purse in the 15-lap preliminary event on Saturday, July 18, the Exemption Dash will automatically lock the top-two finishers into the pre-race draw for the history-making $20,000-to-win ‘DIRTcar All-Star 100’ on Sunday, July 19.

Shining the spotlight on those DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit tracks hosting the Big-Block Modifieds on a regular basis, along with the select group of sites hosting an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event prior to All-Star Weekend, the winner —or next in line without a spot— of each Exemption Dash Qualifier will earn a guaranteed starting berth in the $500-to-win Saturday night showdown.

This unique qualifying series kicks off over Memorial Day Weekend with the Big-Block winners at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on May 24 and Canandaigua Speedway on May 25 the first to receive an invitation to this truly all-star cash dash.

Along with every Advance Series show scheduled in June and July, Lernerville and Tri-City speedway officials have highlighted BRP Modified Tour stops, Brewerton Speedway hosts a dash qualifier on Bob McCreadie Nite, Can-Am Motorsports Park has secured a summer date during its own Budweiser Shootout, while Glen Ridge Motorsports Park has piggy-backed Advance Series specials in early June to find its own All-Star Weekend representative.

And with the Western PA/Ohio BRP Modified Tour reaching the halfway mark by mid-July, the current points leader at that time will also secure a bid in the Exemption Dash.

Reserved seats and reserved camp sites for the inaugural DIRTcar All-Star Weekend are on sale now at Cayuga County Fair Speedway (315/834-6606). A two-day reserved ticket purchased in advance is a bargain at only $49, and includes a Saturday pit pass. Camping permits are $50 for reserved spots and $30 for general camping while infield parking and access to the infield stage will also be available on race day.

For additional information about DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, contact Public Relations and Promotions Coordinator Jen Brown jbrown@dirtcar.com at the Cayuga County Fair Speedway office (315/834-6606 x229) or Series Director Cory Reed (315/224-9009) during normal business hours. Surf the Web at www.allstar100weekend.com and www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com anytime to find out more about the ’09 race season, while additional news and notes can be found by logging into www.superdirtcarseries.com.

2009 All-Star Exemption Dash Qualifying Series Schedule
*Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event; All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sun-May 24 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-May 25 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Fri-May 29 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA
Fri-Jun 5 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Fultonville,NY
*Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
*Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Fri-Jun 12 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
*Wed-Jun 17 Orange County Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Fri-July 3 Can-Am Motorsports Park Lafargeville,NY
*Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Jul 5 Tri-City Speedway Franklin,PA
*Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Brockville,ONT
*Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
*Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
*Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
@BRP Modified Tour Points Leader (thru July 12)

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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.