Weedsport, NY — June 30, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
The Fourth of July holiday traditionally marks the halfway point of the season on the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit. For teams competing in the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series, the first full month of summer means they’ve only just begun.
The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series agenda for Big-Block Modifieds dominates July, with Sportsman teams slated to run three shows and Pro Stocks lined up for their lone appearance at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park to open the month.
The Mod Squad kicks off the action with the annual Advance Series stop at Ransomville Speedway on Thursday, July 3 then follows up the next week July 10-13 with a gruelling test of 400 feature laps at Brockville, Granby, Drummond and Cornwall in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec that comprises the ‘Great Canadian Tour’ north of the border. Top traveling teams continue the adventure south for an Advance Auto Parts Big-Block doubleheader in Pennsylvania and Delaware before moving east for the traditional summer stop at Orange County Fair Speedway.
Sportsman Series chaffeurs join the Pro Stocks at Rolling Wheels on July 3 and complement the Big-Block tour event at Brockville Ontario Speedway on July 10 while headlining the July 4 show at Brewerton Speedway.
Overall 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Champions will be determined by tabulating points earned in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Street Stock teams along with bonuses collected in each divisional DIRTcar Regional Racing Series. This year the track bonus formula is identical for all five touring classes.
Each driver will take the best five (5) finishes from a designated hometrack to collect bonus points which will then be added to actual Series points to determine the ‘08 titlist. Using the standard DIRTcar NE weekly points format, a driver winning five features at a given speedway could carry up to 300 extra points (60 per win) into the Mr. DIRTcar Championship when track points are officially tallied after Labor Day.
To gain access to DIRTcar Racing Series headline stories during the upcoming season, log into www.dirtcar.com and select ‘Series’ at the top then choose Mr. DIRTcar Series (#7) and hit ‘GO’ on right (all releases are posted in the NEWS category). An option for ‘Driver Points’ is also listed on the left side of the homepage which includes all five Northeast touring divisions, and more specific information about the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com. Bookmark each selection for quick review at a later time.
Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Schedule of Events: JULY
DAY-DATE TRACK/LOCATION CLASS
Thr-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway MOD
Thr-Jul 3 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park SPT, PRO
Fri-Jul 4 Brewerton Speedway SPT
Thr-Jul 10 Brockville Ontario Speedway MOD, SPT
Fri-Jul 11 Autodrome Granby MOD
Sat-Jul 12 Autodrome Drummond MOD
Sun-Jul 13 Cornwall Motor Speedway MOD
Wed-Jul 16 Grandview Speedway MOD
Thr-Jul 17 Georgetown Speedway MOD
Thr-Jul 31 Orange County Fair Speedway MOD
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets As of April 19, 2008, the Company operated 3,291 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at www.advanceautoparts.com.
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.