Weedsport, NY — August 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
A detailed schedule is out for Super DIRT Week XXXVIII with DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s premier event comprising five action-packed days and nights, two of those offering special provisions for first-time racers on the Syracuse Mile.
Listed on the schedule of events for a third straight year during the Salt City classic, October 7-11, ‘DIRTcar Futures’ events will be held on consecutive afternoons at the New York State Fairgrounds. Including preliminary practice and qualifying sessions, DIRTcar 358-Modified and Sportsman futures features will go off on Thursday while DIRTcar Big-Block Modified and Pro Stock rookie race entries run their mains on Friday.
The 38th edition of Super DIRT Week opens trackside on Wednesday, Oct. 7 with Modified ‘Happy Hour’ slated for 3-5pm. Thursday is ‘Media Day’ on the fairgrounds with the annual press gathering held in the Infield Conference Building, followed by Integra Shocks Time Trials for both Big-Blocks and 358-Modifieds plus the 358 and Sportsman futures events.
The Friday card is headlined by Big-Block Triple 20 and 358-Modified Twin 20 qualifying races plus Sportsman Time Trials before first-time Big-Block and Pro Stock pilots contest in their own finale.
The weekend is filled with main events for DIRTcar Northeast’s top traveling series — Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship and Sportsman Championship races on Saturday, with the 200-lap SDW XXXVIII Modified Championship and Pro Stock Championship taking center stage on Sunday.
Satellite events continue to make the Super DIRT Week experience like no other with four area tracks racing under the lights on consecutive nights.
Overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar title contenders travel north to Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville on Wednesday for a 358-Modified/Sportsman doubleheader while the Small-Blocks go solo Thursday night at Brewerton Speedway. On Friday the ‘360 Sprint Car Challenge’ and ‘Parts Plus Big Six’ Street Stock Series grab the spotlight at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport while another 358/Sportsman twin-bill headlines the twilight program at Rolling Wheels — site of the WoO Sprint/‘Win And You’re In’ Big-Block Modified Twin 25s on Saturday.
For more information about Super DIRT Week, including ticket order placement, lap sponsorship and vendor space availability, please contact DIRTcar Racing NE Headquarters during the week at 315/834-6606. Further newsworthy items can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com and www.dirtcar.com while tickets can be ordered on-line by logging into https://syracuse.ticketdirector.com.
Super DIRT Week XXXVIII Events Schedule: Oct. 7-Oct. 11, 2009
New York State Fairgrounds – Syracuse, New York
*All times and events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TIME EVENT
12noon Ticket, Camping, and Pit Pass sales begin at entrance gate
7am Gates open for Campers and haulers
8am Modified, 358-Mod, DIRTcar Futures Inspection (under main grandstand)
3-5:00pm Modified ‘Happy Hour’
10pm Pit Area Closed
7:30pm Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified & Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series at Can-Am Motorsports Park.
8am Pit Gates Open
8am-10am Inspection Area Open (under main grandstand); (Modified, 358 Mod, DIRTcar Futures allowed)
10am Grandstands Open, Modified practice
11am Syracuse 150 358-Modified Practice
12noon ‘Media Day’ Press Conference – Infield Conference Bldg
1 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (358-Modified, Sportsman)
1:30pm 358-Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows)
2:15pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (358-Modified/Modified)
2:45pm Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows)
4:00pm DIRTcar ‘Futures’ Feature Events. (358-Modified, Sportsman)
10pm Pit Area Closed
7:30pm Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at Brewerton Speedway.
8am Pit Gates Open, Sportsman Inspection Open
10am Grandstands Open, 358-Modified Practice
10:45am Modified Practice
11:30am Sportsman Practice
12noon DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Modified, Pro Stock)
12:45pm 358-Modified Twin 20s (10 non-qualified cars advance from each);
1:30pm Modified Triple 20s (10 non-qualified cars advance from each)
3:00pm Optional Early Bird Pro Stock Inspection (East End of Main Grandstand)
3:30pm Sportsman Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
4pm DIRTcar ‘Futures’ Feature Events (Modified, Pro Stock)
10pm Pit Area Closed
7:30pm Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified & Sportsman Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway.
7:30pm 360 Sprint Car Challenge and Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series at Cayuga County Fair Speedway
8am Pit Gates Open, Pro Stock Inspection Open
9:00am Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)
9:15am Sportsman Driver’s Meeting (in pit building)
9:30am Grandstands Open, Track open for Syracuse 150 358-Modified Final Practice
10am Pro Stock First Practice
10:30am Sportsman Final Practice
11:15am Pro Stock Second Practice
11:45am Dig Safely NY Sportsman Last Chance Qualifier
12:15pm Pro Stock Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
1:30pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
2pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps)
4pm Sportsman Championship (30 laps)
7:30pm Twin 25’s – World of Outlaw Sprint Cars plus “Win and You’re In” Modifieds
At Rolling Wheels Raceway (Mod Winner Earns 45th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200)
8am Pit Gates Open
9:15am Pro Stock Driver’s Meeting (in pit building)
9:30am Modified Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)
10am Grandstands Open, Track Open for Pro Stock Final Practice
10:20am Modified Final practice
10:45am Dig Safely NY Pro Stock Last Chance Qualifier
11:15am Dig Safely NY Modified Last Chance Qualifier
11:45am Modified Top-30 Autograph Signing under grandstand (Top 30 in Thursday Time Trials)
12noon SDW XXXVIII Pro Stock Championship (25 laps)
12:45-1:45pm Cold Pit Tour of Pit Row
1:30pm SDW XXXVIII Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
2:15pm SDW XXXVIII Modified Championship (200 laps)
-TBA- Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday events
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 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.