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Series Big-Blocks Sign In Early At Charlotte

Charlotte crowd
Charlotte crowd

Concord, NCNovember 3, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

Five years have passed since the Big-Block Modifieds from the Northeast Super DIRTcar Series last circled The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

A return engagement to the nationally acclaimed North Carolina oval will be the biggest yet as they contend for the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship in the 4th Annual Lowes Foods World Finals Presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks on Nov. 4-6.

With pit gates opening Wednesday for early entrance, 25 race teams filed in behind the backstretch wall led by the haulers of series point leaders Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Billy Decker, Brett Hearn and Danny Johnson. Transporters of Top-10 tour stars Dale Planck, Billy Dunn, Tom Sears Jr. and Larry Wight plus Alan Johnson and Rich Scagliotta paraded past on an overcast afternoon in the Tar Heel state.

SEF Small Engines Fuels 200 champion Stewart Friesen also arrived by dinner time and was joined by Lebanon Valley travelers Donnie Corellis and Keith Flach, Fonda front runner Matt DeLorenzo, Orange County regulars Chris Shultz and Bob McGannon, Planck’s teammate Carey Terrance, and Gary Tomkins back aboard the Ray Tuit-owned #673 mount.

Additional entries included Randy Chrysler, David VanHorn Jr., Billy Pauch Jr., brothers Mark and Ryan Forte, along with Central New York transplant Chris Higgins now towing in from Raleigh, N.C.

The Lowes Foods World Finals Presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks kicks off on Thurs., Nov. 4, with two sets of heat races scheduled for the Big-Block Modifieds (one for Friday’s program, one for Saturday’s card) and two rounds of time trials for the WoO Sprint Cars and Late Models. The Modifieds will compete in consolation events on both Friday and Saturday to complete the fields for each evening’s 40-lap features. Saturday’s racing program will also be broadcast live on SPEED starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals can be obtained by logging on to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or calling 1-800-455-FANS. Three-day packages are available for the bargain price of $69.

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.superdirtcarseries.com.

4th Annual Lowes Foods World Finals Presented By Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks: November 4-6, 2010
*All times and events subject to change.
Thr-11/4:
10:30 am – Pit Area Secured
11:00 am – Pit Pass Sales Begin, Pit Gates Open, Hauler Parking Begins
12:00 pm (noon) – Inspection Begins
3:00 pm – Souvenir and Display Area Opens
4:00 pm – Spectator Gates Open
4:00 pm – MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting (Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Meeting)
5:00 pm – Hot laps by division (WoO Late Models, SDS, WoO Sprints) (Two – 2 – sessions – Green-White-Checker)
6:00 pm – Opening Ceremonies
6:40 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘Friday Night Heat Races’ (8 laps)
8:00 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘Friday Night C-Feature, Qualifiers advance to Friday’s B-Feature)
8:45 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘Saturday Night Heat Races’ (8 laps)
9:45 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘Saturday Night C-Feature, Qualifiers Advance to Saturday’s B-Feature)
11:00 pm Approx. – Track secured (Pit area remains open until 11:30 am on Friday to credentialed guests only)

Fri-11/5:
11:30 am – Pit Area Secured
12:00 pm (noon) – Pit Gate Re-Opens, Pit Pass Sales Resume, Hauler Parking Begins
1:00 pm – Inspection Begins
1:00 pm – Souvenir and Display Area Opens
3:00 pm – Spectator Gates Open
3:00 pm – MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting (Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Meeting)
4:00 pm – Hot laps by division by Feature Race (SDS, WoO Sprints, WoO Late Models)
4:45 pm – Opening Ceremonies
5:00 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘B-Feature #1’ ten (10) laps
5:08 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘B-Feature #2’ ten (10) laps
7:50 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘A-Feature’ Forty (40) laps – Victory Lane will be following the conclusion of the WoO Sprint and WoO Late Model ‘A-Features’
11:59 pm Approx. – Track secured (Pit area remains open until 11:30 am on Saturday to credentialed guests only)

Sat-11/6:
11:30 am – Pit Area Secured
12:00 pm (noon) – Pit Gate Re-Opens, Pit Pass Sales Resume, Hauler Parking Begins
1:00 pm – Inspection Begins
1:00 pm – Souvenir and Display Area Opens
3:00 pm – Spectator Gates Open
3:00 pm – MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting (Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Meeting)
4:00 pm – Hot laps by division by Feature Race (SDS, WoO Sprints, WoO Late Models)
4:45 pm – Opening Ceremonies
5:00 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘B-Feature #1’ ten (10) laps
5:08 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘B-Feature #2’ ten (10) laps
7:50 pm Approx. – Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series ‘A-Feature’ Forty (40) laps – Victory Lane will be following the conclusion of the WoO Sprint and WoO Late Model ‘A-Features’
11:59 pm Approx. – Track secured

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, VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com and GM Performance Parts www.gmperformanceparts.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.