Weedsport, NY — March 10, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
2008 marks DIRTcar Racing’s 33rd consecutive year of sanctioning motorsports events in the Northeast. Twenty-four tracks currently carry full membership while eight more maintain associate status as hosts for either Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series or Western Pa./Ohio-based BRP Modified Tour events scheduled during the upcoming summer months.
Beginning with the season openers at all DIRTcar members, 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 Mr. DIRTcar titles.
The Big-Block Modifieds already made their annual debut in February during the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park while Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway kicks off the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series on March 22. Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway continues oval-track activity further north the following weekend with the remaining track affiliates 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 Pro Stocks comprised the first full-fender class to be recognized in 1995. In competition at many tracks around the DIRTcar NE circuit today, Street Stocks are officially enjoying the fourth year of sanctioning in 2008.
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 race program at four facilities. Pro Stocks will be competing at 10 DIRTcar tracks this season with eight speedways playing host to the Street Stocks. 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 in 2008.
To find links to every DIRTcar Racing track affiliate hosting 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 further review at a later time.
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DIRTcar RACING NORTHEAST 2008 SANCTIONED TRACKS
2008 Opener….Track/Location (Sanctioned Divisions)
Sat-May 10…….Airborne Park Speedway/Plattsburgh, NY (358)
Sat-Apr. 5……..Black Rock Speedway/Dundee, NY (Spt, Sts)
Fri-Apr. 11……..Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton, NY (Mod)
Sat-May 17.…..Brockville Ontario Speedway/Brockville, ONT (358, Spt)
Sat-Apr. 19…….Can-Am Motorsports Park,Ltd./LaFargeville, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Sts)
Sat-Apr. 19…….Canandaigua Speedway/Canandaigua, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Sun-Apr. 13……Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway/Weedsport, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Sun-May 18……Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall, ONT (358, Pro)
Sat-May 17…….Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville, QUE (358, Pro)
Fri-May 16……..Autodrome Edelweiss/Hull, QUE (358, Pro)
Sat-Apr. 19…….Fulton Speedway/Fulton, NY (Mod, Spt, Sts)
Sat-Apr. 26…….Genesee Speedway/Batavia, NY (Spt, Pro)
Fri-May 16……..Autodrome Granby/Granby, QUE (358)
Sun-Apr. 27……Humberstone Speedway/Pt. Colborne, ONT (Spt)
Sat-Apr. 19…… Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon, NY (Mod, 358, Pro)
Fri-Mar. 28…….Lernerville Speedway/Sarver, PA (Mod)
Sat-Apr. 26…….Merrittville Speedway/Thorold, ONT (358, Spt)
Sat-May 3………Mohawk Int’l Raceway/Hogansburg, NY (358, Pro)
Oct. 7-12….……New York State Fairgrounds/Syracuse, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro)
Sat-Apr. 19…….Orange Co. Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro, Sts)
Fri-Apr. 25……..Ransomville Speedway/Ransomville, NY (358, Spt)
Sun-May 4……..Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY (Mod, 358, Spt, Pro, Sts)
Fri-Apr. 18……..Thunder Alley Speedpark/Evans Mills, NY (Spt, Pro, Sts)
Sun-Apr. 27……Tri-City Speedway/Franklin, PA (Mod)
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.