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Super DIRT Week Qualifiers Speeding Towards Syracuse

2008 Super DIRTweek XXXVIIWeedsport, NYJune 16, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

The official kick off to Super DIRT Week XXXVII is now less than four months away and nearly 20 guaranteed and preferred starting positions have already been landed by drivers competing in the four major divisions showcased during DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s premier event scheduled for October 7-12.

Qualifying races leading up to the Rite Aid 200 headliner for the Big-Block Modifieds on Sunday, Oct. 12 have been run as part of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series with the sister Small-Block class staging a number of special events locking in spots for the ITT Corporation/Goulds Pumps “Salute To The Troops” 150 358-Modified Championship set for Saturday, Oct. 11.

A handful of racers have also gained automatic starting berths in the Town Mechanical Sportsman Championship (Oct. 11) and BNC Motorsports Pro Stock Championship (Oct. 12) finals slated for the Syracuse Mile on the New York State Fairgrounds over Columbus Day Weekend.

Reigning Super DIRT Week race champions are Vic Coffey (Mod), Brett Hearn (358), Sammy Reakes IV (Spt) and Don Carlson (Pro), with all four drivers expected back to defend their Salt City titles come autumn.

To place orders for Super DIRT Week ’08 tickets, please call the DIRTcar NorthEast office at 315/834-6606. For additional information about Super DIRT Week or specific qualifying procedures, please contact DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Cory Reed in the DIRTcar NE Office during normal business hours or log into www.dirtcar.com anytime to find out more about the entire circuit.

2008 SYRACUSE SUPER DIRT WEEK CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
P=Preferred Starter
Big-Block Modified
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Thr-May 1 Virginia Motor Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sun-May 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Billy Decker
Sun-May 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Dale Planck
Sun-May 25 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Danny Johnson-2nd(P)
Sat-Jun 7 Fulton Speedway Brett Hearn-4th(P)

358-Modified
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 19 Orange County Fair Speedway Brett Hearn
Sat-Apr 26+ Merrittville Speedway Dale Planck
Sat-May 10 Airborne Speedway Patrick Dupree
Fri-May 16 Autodrome Edelweiss Pierre Dagenais
Sat-May 17 Brockville Ontario Speedway Jessica Zemken
Mon-May 19 Merrittville Speedway Larry Lampman Jr.
Fri-May 23 Ransomville Speedway Pete Bicknell
Sat-May 24 Lebanon Valley Speedway Tom Faxon
Sat-May 24 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Tim Fuller
Fri-May 30 Autodrome Granby Kayle Robidoux
Sat-Jun 7 Autodrome Drummond David Hebert

Sportsman Modified
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 5 Black Rock Speedway Larry Wight
Mon-May 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Dan Wiesner

Pro Stock
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 19 Can-Am Motorsports Park Louie Jackson

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The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., Rite Aid Corporation and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.