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Super DIRT Week XL Highlights 2011 DIRTcar Northeast Region Schedules

Photo by Bobby Armbruster

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – March 14, 2011 – DIRTcar officials announced the 2011 schedules for the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series, the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series over the weekend in Syracuse.

Matt Sheppard will begin the title defense of his Super DIRTcar Series championship on May 29 in the All-Star Weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway. The tour includes events at the most storied venues for Modified racing plus six events in Canada.

A highlight every year is the Super DIRT Week SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 – this season celebrating its 40th anniversary on Oct. 9. Following the huge event on the Moody Mile at the New York State Fairgrounds, the road to the World Finals in November at The Dirt Track at Charlotte also includes the 3rd Global Warranty DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway and a return to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., as a part of the historic Eastern States Weekend.

The DIRTcar 358-Modified tour kicks off on May 23 at Merrittville Speedway and includes three points-paying events during Super DIRT Week XL, including the 150-mile event Oct. 8 at Syracuse, before deciding its champion on Oct.15 at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

A robust DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series schedule includes early-season events April 23 at Can Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., April 30 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park and May 1 at Cayuga County Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. A huge three-day weekend kicks off fall with races Sept. 9 at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway, Sept. 10 at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario, and Sept. 11 at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.
The Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman championship will have two events during Super DIRT Week before deciding the series champion on Oct. 16 at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

The DIRTcar Pro Stock Series schedule kicks off June 5 at Cornwall (Ontario) Speedway and includes a big weekend in Quebec with races June 24 at Autodrome Granby and June 25 at Autodrome Drummond. A September event at Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y., sets the stage for the final two races Oct. 9 at the New York State Fairgrounds and Oct. 17 at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

An All-Star lineup of drivers is expected to compete for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified championship in 2011. In addition to defending champion Sheppard, of Waterloo, N.Y., seven-time champion Brett Hearn, of Sussex, N.J., has already proven with a win in Florida to start the year that
he’s geared up for this season.

Jimmy Phelps, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., will be back and aiming for his first series championship in addition to his first victory in the SEF Small Engine Fuels 200. His cousin, Ryan Phelps, also of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and the winner of the inaugural All-Star Weekend event is also set to tackle
the Big-Block Modified tour this season.

Stewart Friesen, the defending SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 champion as well as this year’s DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified champion is also expected to compete on the Super DIRTcar Series circuit in his quest to win his first series championship. Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario,
became the first Canadian to win the 200-mile finale at Super DIRT Week last year.

Adding more international flavor to the series, Australian Peter Britten will compete on the tour this year.

In addition, Tom Sears Jr., of Fulton, N.Y.; Rich Scaggliotta, of Bound Brook, N.J.; Justin Haers, of Phelps, N.Y.; Danny Johnson, of Rochester, N.Y.; Jeff Brownell Jr., of Waterloo, N.Y.; Billy Dunn, of Watertown, N.Y.; Dale Planck, of Cortland, N.Y.; Gary Tomkins, of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; and Tim
Currier, of Auburn, N.Y.; are all expected to be regular competitors on the Super DIRTcar Series tour in 2011.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series stars Tim Fuller and Tim McCreadie, both of Watertown, N.Y., are expected to compete with the Super DIRTcar Series when their schedules permit.

For more on the Super DIRTcar Series, visit the all-new SuperDIRTcarSeries.com. For news and
information on DIRTcar Racing, visit DIRTcar.com.

2011 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Schedule
DATE
TRACK
LOCATION
LAPS      POINT SCHEDULE


*** HALL OF FAME/ALL-STAR WEEKEND ***

Sunday, May 29               Rolling Wheels Raceway
Park              Elbridge,
N.Y.
60            100

Sunday, July 3                 Cornwall Motor
Speedway                     Cornwall,
Ontario
100          100

Monday, July 4                Rolling Wheels Raceway
Park              Elbridge,
N.Y.
100          100

Monday, July 18              Autodrome
Drummond
Drummondville, Quebec         100          100

Tuesday, July 19             Autodrome
Granby
Granby, Quebec
100          100

Monday, Aug. 1               Merrittville
Speedway
Thorold, Ontario
100          100

Thursday, Aug. 25           Lebanon Valley
Speedway                     West Lebanon,
N.Y.
100          100

Sunday, Sept. 4               Cayuga County Fair
Speedway             Weedsport,
N.Y.
100          150

Saturday, Sept. 11           Autodrome
Drummond
Drummondville, Quebec         100          150

Saturday, Sept. 17           Mohawk International
Raceway             Akwesasne,
N.Y.
100          150

*** SUPER DIRT WEEK XL ***

Sunday, Oct. 9                 New York State
Fairgrounds                  Syracuse, New
York
200          150

*** 3rd GLOBAL WARRANTY DIRTcar FALL NATIONALS ***

Sunday, Oct. 16               Brockville Ontario
Speedway                Brockville,
Ontario
100          150

Sunday, Oct. 23               Orange County Fairgrounds
Speedway
Middletown, N.Y.     100          150

*** 5th ANNUAL WORLD FINALS ***

Thursday, Nov. 3             The Dirt Track at Charlotte
(Qualifying)
Concord, N.C.

Friday, Nov. 4                  The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Race
1)      Concord,
N.C.
40            150

Saturday, Nov. 5              The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Race
2)      Concord,
N.C.
40            150

* Note:


To be eligible to compete at the 5th Annual World Finals a driver must attempt to qualify for a scheduled Super DIRTcar Series
Big-Block Modified event during the 2011 calendar year (this includes the 40th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park).

2011 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Schedule



DATE
TRACK
LOCATION
LAPS      POINT SCHEDULE


Monday, May 23              Merrittville
Speedway
Thorold, Ontario
100          100

Sunday, July 3t Cornwall
Speedway
Cornwall, Ontario
100          100

Sunday, Sept. 4               Cornwall
Speedway
Cornwall, Ontario
100          150

Friday, Sept. 10               Autodrome
Drummond
Drummondville, Quebec         150          150

Friday, Sept. 16               Mohawk International
Raceway             Akwesasne,
N.Y.
75            150

Wednesday, Oct. 5         Cayuga County Fair
Speedway             Weedsport,
N.Y.
75            150

Thursday, Oct. 6              Rolling Wheels
Raceway                       Elbridge,
N.Y.
75            150

Saturday, Oct. 8               New York State
Fairgrounds                  Syracuse,
N.Y.
150          150

Saturday, Oct. 15             Brockville
Speedway
Brockville, Ontario
100          150

2011 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Schedule



DATE
TRACK
LOCATION
LAPS      POINT SCHEDULE


Saturday, April 23            Can Am Motorsports
Park                      LaFargeville,
N.Y.
30            Show Up Points

Saturday, April 30            Canandaigua Motorsports
Park            Canandaigua,
N.Y.
50            Show Up Points

Sunday, May 1                 Cayuga County
Fairgrounds                 Weedsport, N.Y.

Sunday, June 5                Cornwall
Speedway
Cornwall, Ontario
50            100

Monday, July 4                Rolling Wheels
Raceway                       Elbridge,
N.Y.
30            100

Friday, Sept. 9                 Ransomville
Speedway
Ransomville, N.Y.
50            150

Saturday, Sept. 10           Merrittville
Speedway
Thorold, Ontario
50            150

Sunday, Sept. 11             Humberstone
Speedway
Port Colborne, Ontario           50
150

Friday, Sept. 16               Mohawk International
Raceway             Akwesasne,
N.Y.
30            150

Friday, Sept. 23               Brighton
Speedway
Brighton, Ontario
30            150

Wednesday, Oct. 5         Cayuga County Fair
Speedway             Weedsport,
N.Y.
30            150

Saturday, Oct. 8               New York State
Fairgrounds                  Syracuse,
N.Y.
30            150

Sunday, Oct. 16               Brockville
Speedway
Brockville, Ontario
50            150

2011 DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Schedule



DATE
TRACK
LOCATION
LAPS      POINT SCHEDULE


Sunday, June 5                Cornwall
Speedway
Cornwall, Ontario
50            100

Friday, June 24                Autodrome
Granby
Granby, Quebec
50            100

Saturday, June 25            Autodrome
Drummond
Drummondville, Quebec

Saturday, Sept. 17           Mohawk International
Raceway             Akwesasne,
NY
50            150

Sunday, Oct. 9                 New York State
Fairgrounds                  Syracuse,
NY
30            150

Sunday, Oct. 17               Brockville
Speedway
Brockville, Ontario
50            150


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