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DIRTcar NE ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet Returns To Turning Stone In 2009

Turning Stone
Turning Stone

Weedsport, NYAugust 13, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

A return to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino will officially bring to a close the 2009 race season as the popular entertainment complex in Verona, New York plays host to the 34th Annual DIRTcar Racing Northeast ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet and Fall Promoters Meeting & Workshop on November 13-14.

The traditional post-season celebration among competitors, sponsors and officials will honor the top series drivers along with DIRTcar Northeast track champions, with a number of special awards handed out during the annual autumn affair.

DIRTcar Promoter meetings will run 9am-5pm on Friday with the awards banquet for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock championship teams set to take place the evening of Saturday, November 14.

A number of rooms have been reserved on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for race teams, sponsors and track personnel seeking overnight accommodations at this popular entertainment complex in anticipation of another sell-out gathering. Weekend room blocks will be held with a four-week cut off so reservations must be made by October 13 to insure the special discounted rates.

All DIRTcar guests will be lodged in two unique Turning Stone settings: the Hotel Resort, one of the largest hotels in Central New York, and The Tower, the tallest building between Albany and Syracuse offering a stunning panoramic view of the countryside. Guests of each are welcome to access all of the amenities of the resort.

Turning Stone Casino Resort is located between Utica and Rome amidst the farms and rolling hills of Central New York and close to the larger city of Syracuse. It is the fifth-largest tourist attraction in New York State and draws 4.5 million visitors annually, primarily from the United States and Canada.

The award-winning Turning Stone complex is nestled in the heart of Central New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley, featuring on the 1,200-acre resort luxurious hotel accommodations, a full-service destination spa, a variety of gourmet restaurants and casual dining options, celebrity entertainment with an exciting night club, five championship-caliber golf courses —formerly ranked #1 in Service and voted 2nd Best Resort Facility in the Country by Golf World’s Reader’s Choice Awards— and a world-class casino.

In addition, the Shoppes at Turning Stone stock unique items like fine jewelry and custom t-shirts while numerous eateries offer everything from steak to fish on menus ranging from American to Asian cuisine. Blackjack, poker, craps, keno and baccarat are among more than a dozen games headlining the casino activity while High Stakes Bingo boasts the highest jackpots and the most exciting bingo games in the state.

The Turning Stone Resort & Casino is centrally located, just off the New York State Thruway (I-90) in Verona, approximately 30 miles east of Syracuse. At Exit 33, go left at the traffic light on to Route 365, travel 1/4-mile south before turning left at Patrick Road.

For reservations, please call The Turning Stone Resort & Casino (www.Turning-Stone.com) at 1-800-771-7711 and indicate your affiliation with the DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet.

Contact World Racing Group Executive Administrative Assistant Gina Fernez at WRG headquarters (704/795-7223) in Concord, North Carolina or the DIRTcar Northeast office (315/834-6606) in Weedsport, New York for further information.

The Big-Block Modified 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 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.