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Sportsman & Street Stocks Shine In Star-Spangled Special At Canandaigua

Canandaigua Speedway
Canandaigua Speedway

Weedsport, NTJune 26, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The Independence Day special at Canandaigua Speedway has become even more festive falling on the Fourth of July, with both DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Street Stocks celebrating on Saturday by sharing in a pair of $3,000 purses posted for their Mid-Season Championship runs.

The DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds will not be in competition at Canandaigua on the July 4 in lieu of the Super DIRTcar Series show slated for Fulton Speedway, yet adding to the holiday card at the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval will be the Pure Stox along with a special appearance by the NY Modified Midgets and a gigantic fireworks display to bring the curtain down.

A top prize of $1,000 awaits the winner of the Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series showdown that allows invaders to follow their own home track rule book. Track points will still be awarded although all entries will draw for heat race starting positions while a re-draw will determine front row assignments for the 30-lap main event.

Race day bonuses presented by the Parts Plus Store in Macedon, New York include a case of oil to the top-three finishing non-Canandaigua cars with an additional $100 in cash collected by the first non-Canandaigua regular. MJ’s Treasure & Bargains has posted a $100 Halfway Leader Bonus (Lap 15) and $50 Hard Charger Award. With Black Rock Speedway staging its own DIRTcar Street Stock special on July 2, any driver able to capture both features will pocket an extra $500 on Saturday.

Top area Sportsman contenders will also enjoy an increased purse from top to bottom at Canandaigua, with the $760 winner’s share symbolic of the year 1776 when the United States of America officially began its nationhood. The 30-lap finale will offer 60 points to all drivers signed in, and a ‘Last Man Standing Race’ will bolster the pot further in the division’s second cash dash of the season.

Adding to Canandaigua’s holiday happening, the Spazman Spins DJ Service ‘Wheel of Fortune’ bonus has been increased from $25 to $75 in both classes and MJ’s Treasure & Bargains has put up $50 for a second spin of the wheel for Street Stockers to cap off a lucrative night of racing at the popular Routes 5 & 20 speedplant.

Canandaigua Speedway – July 4, 2009
DIRTcar Street Stock Awards
•$3,000 purse, $1,000 to win
•$500 Winner of both features at Canandaigua (7/4) & Black Rock (7/2)
•$100 MJ’s Treasure & Bargains Halfway Leader
•$100 Parts Plus 1st Canandaigua non-regular
•$50 MJ’s Treasure & Bargains Hard Charger
•$75 Spazman Spins DJ Service ‘Wheel of Fortune’
•$50 MJ’s Treasure & Bargains ‘Wheel of Fortune’
•Case of oil Parts Plus Top-3 finishing Canandaigua non-regulars
DIRTcar Sportsman Awards
•$3,000 purse, $760 to win
•$75 Spazman Spins DJ Service ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Canandaigua Speedway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway.

For additional track information, please visit www.canandaiguaspeedway.com or contact Canandaigua Publicity Director Jen Brown jbrown@dirtcar.com in the DIRTcar NE office (315/834-6606 x229) during the week.

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 Super DIRTcar Series “DIRTcar All-Star 100” on Sunday, July 19.

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 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 Holley HP Carburetors www.Holley.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.