2010 DIRTcar NE Track Openers Announced

Weedsport, NYMarch 7, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

2010 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 35th consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-six tracks currently carry membership while nine more ovals in the region maintain associate status as hosts for either Super DIRTcar Series, Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour or Syracuse Super DIRT Week qualifying events scheduled during the upcoming months.

Beginning with season-opening events held the weekend of April 16-18 at DIRTcar member tracks, valuable points will be on the line for teams contending for both DIRTcar Weekly Racing Series Track and DIRTcar Regional Championships, as well as the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar titles.

The Big-Block Modifieds already began their season in February during the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals By University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park while Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway officially kicks off the Super DIRTcar Series on March 27. Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway unlocks its gates further north that same weekend with all but the New York State Fairgrounds opening up from early April through mid-May.

The premier DIRTcar Big-Block Modified class was first established in 1976, current 358-Modified division was initiated in 1980 and Sportsman gained notoriety in 1987 before the Northeastern Pro Stocks comprised the first full-fender class to be recognized in 1995. In competition at many tracks around the DIRTcar NE circuit today, entry level Stock Cars are officially enjoying the sixth year of sanctioning in 2010 while the Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds add to the ranks in a new decade of speed.

Including the specials-only cards at both the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Big-Blocks now make up the headline class at 11 full member tracks, Small-Blocks rank first at nine speedways and Sportsman top the weekly race program at three facilities. Pro Stocks will be competing at nine DIRTcar tracks this season with five speedways playing host to the Stocks Cars. Super DIRT Week once again marks the lone stop at the Syracuse Mile with DIRTcar Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock racers filling the autumn card.

To find links to every DIRTcar Racing track affiliate staging events during the upcoming season, log into http://www.dirtcar.com and select ‘Tracks’ at the top and follow the instructions provided. Bookmark each track selection for quick review at a later time.

2010 Opener….Track/Location (Sanctioned Divisions)
Sat-May 1………Airborne Speedway/Plattsburgh, NY (358)
Homepage: www.airborneparkspeedway.com
Fri-Apr. 9………Black Rock Speedway/Dundee, NY (Spt, Sts)
Homepage: www.blackrockspeedway.com
Fri-Apr. 16……..Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton, NY (Mod)
Homepage: www.brewertonspeedway.com
Sat-May 8…….Brighton Speedway Park/Brighton, ONT (Pro LM)
Homepage: www.brightonspeedway.com
Sat-May 15.…..Brockville Ontario Speedway/Brockville, ONT (358, Spt)
Homepage: www.brockvillespeedway.com
Sat-Apr. 17…….Can-Am Motorsports Park,Ltd./LaFargeville, NY (Mod/358, Spt, Pro LM)
Homepage: www.canammotorsports.com
Sat-Apr. 24…….Canandaigua Speedway/Canandaigua, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Homepage: www.canandaiguaspeedway.com
Sun-Apr. 18……Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway/Weedsport, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Homepage: www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com
Sun-May 16……Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall, ONT (358, Spt, Pro)
Homepage: www.cornwallspeedway.com
Sat-May 15…….Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville, QUE (358, Pro)
Homepage: www.autodrome-drummond.com
Fri-May 14……..Autodrome Edelweiss/Hull, QUE (358)
Homepage: www.autodromeedelweiss.com
Sat-Apr. 17…….Fonda Speedway/Fonda, NY (UMP Mod)
Homepage: www.fondaspeedway.net
Sat-Apr. 10…….Fulton Speedway/Fulton, NY (Mod, Spt)
Homepage: www.fultonspeedway.com
Fri-Apr. 23…….Glen Ridge Motorsports Park/Fultonville, NY (Mod, Spt)
Homepage: www.thenewglenridgemotorsportspark.com
Fri-May 7……….Autodrome Granby/Granby, QUE (358, Pro)
Homepage: www.autodrome-granby.com
Sun-May 2……..Humberstone Speedway/Pt. Colborne, ONT (358, Spt)
Homepage: www.humberstonespeedway.com
Sat-Apr. 17…… Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon, NY (Mod, Pro)
Homepage: www.lebanonvalley.com
Fri-Mar. 26…….Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA (Mod, LM, Spr, Pro)
Homepage: www.lernerville.com
Sat-Apr. 24…….Merrittville Speedway/Thorold, ONT (358, Spt)
Homepage: www.merrittvillespeedway.com
Fri-May 7……….Mohawk Int’l Raceway/Hogansburg, NY (358, Spt, Pro)
Homepage: www.mohawkintraceway.com
Oct. 6-10….……New York State Fairgrounds/Syracuse, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro)
Homepage: www.superdirtweekonline.com
Sat-Apr. 3………Pitt-Penn Motor Speedway/Imperial,PA (LM, UMP Mod, Pro, Sts, 4-Cyl)
Homepage: www.ppms.com
Fri-Apr. 30……..Ransomville Speedway/Ransomville, NY (358, Spt)
Homepage: www.ransomvillespeedway.com
Sun-May 2……..Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro, Sts)
Homepage: www.rollingwheelsraceway.com
Fri-Apr. 16…….Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY (Spt)
Homepage: www.tunderracetrack.com
Sun-Apr. 25……Tri-City Speedway/Franklin, PA (Mod)
Homepage: www.tricityspeedway.com

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse runs annually in October featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.allstar100weekend.com and www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.

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, 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.