April 17, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
For the second straight day, track and series officials were forced to put an early end to the race program scheduled at Can-Am Motorsports Park.
The announcement to drop the 2010 Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series opener on Sunday, April 18 was delivered Saturday afternoon as intermittent rain and cold temperatures continued to plague the northern New York State region. A new date for a return to Can-Am is being sought at this time.
“We made the decision to cancel early because it really isn’t a good situation for anyone,” remarked Can-Am General Manager Chip Burdick, alluding to the saturated grounds after two days of rain and an overnight forecast that includes snow flurries, with even colder temperatures expected on Sunday.
“The track is a mess, the pits are a mess, and to bring everyone in here will just make it worse. It’s supposed to rain more today and into tomorrow, and with our early starting time there is just no way the place will be dried out in time,” Burdick added.
Racing in the Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series resumes next month when Cornwall Motor Speedway hosts the new opener on Sunday, May 23. Top full-fender pilots will be after the $1,000 first-place prize posted in the Canadian Nationals 50-lapper presented by Minute Auto Wash at Ron Morin’s quick quarter-miler. More race day news can be found on the track site at www.cornwallspeedway.com.
For additional tour information, please contact Pro Stock Series Director Brian Mulligan (613/938-6751) or DIRTcar Racing Northast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki (704/796-4566) during normal business hours. More about the entire circuit is posted on the DIRTcar homepage at www.dirtcar.com.
2010 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sun-Apr 18 Can-Am Motorsports Park -rain-
Sun-May 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Jun 25 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Jun 26 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sat-Aug 21 Mohawk International Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sat-Sep 11 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sun-Sep 12 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Fultonville,NY
Sat-Sep 18 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 10 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 17 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.