Rolling Wheels getting ready to rumble with DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ opener


061014 TNTRelease1DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Stock Cars headline special race night Thursday, June 26 ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – A new season at Rolling Wheel Raceway Park, the premier motorsports venue of Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region, is set to open Thursday, June 26, with the first of two scheduled DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ events.

As its name suggests, DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ features the rumbling of the mighty DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, along with action-packed racing for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars. “The Fast Track” is sure to live up to its reputation for this midweek spectacular.

“Rolling Wheels well known throughout the region for more than its high-speed straightaways on the famed 5/8-mile oval,” said Jeff Hachmann, the speedway’s General Manager. “For years, the track has played host to some of the best events on dirt, bringing nationally touring series with the biggest names in motorsports. Matt Sheppard, Billy Decker, Daryn Pittman and ‘The King’ Steve Kinser have all picked up wins at Rolling Wheels, all against highly competitive fields of drivers.”

A week after the raceway’s opener, the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series and the Empire Super Sprints join forces for a night of thrills Thursday, July 3. Another DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’ follows, featuring the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars and DIRTcar Stock Cars on Thursday, July 24.

The Empire Super Sprints return to “The Fast Track” Saturday, Sept. 27, for their series championship accompanied by the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. Rolling Wheels Raceway’s season closes on a high note with a NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Special Saturday, Oct. 11, featuring “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Fans who purchase tickets for the October race in advance will receive a FREE Fan Pit Pass.

For tickets, FREE Fan Pit Passes and more information, click or call (877) 395-8606. Find DIRTcar Racing on Facebook at or follow on Twitter @DIRTcarNE.

At A Glance:

DIRTcar ‘Thursday Night Thunder’

DATE: Thursday, June 26

TIME: Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 7 p.m.

DIVISIONS: DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, DIRTcar Stock Cars

LOCATION: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Avenue Road, Elbridge, N.Y.

ABOUT THE TRACK: High-speed five-eighths-mile oval


Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 2014 Season Schedule


June 26, Thurs. 7:30 p.m. DIRTcar Thursday Night ThunderDIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds

DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

DIRTcar Stock Cars

July 3, Thurs. 7:30 p.m. ‘Stars & Stripes’ Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Empire Super Sprints (Round #2 of ESS Speedweek)

Huge Fireworks Display!

July 24, Thurs. 7:30 p.m. DIRTcar Thursday Night ThunderDIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds

Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Stock Cars

Sept. 27, Sat. 7:30 p.m. ESS ChampionshipEmpire Super Sprints

Go Nuclear Late Model Series

Oct. 11, Sat. 7:30 p.m. Super Dirt Week SpecialWorld of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds “Win and You’re In!”

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