Weedsport, NY — May 28, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
Coming to a climax with the headline ‘Hall of Fame Classic 100’ on May 30, the Memorial Day Weekend Super DIRTcar Series showdown on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds is just 2 days away. The historic Weedsport, New York speedway comes to life for the traditional holiday special with the 100-lap Big-Block Modified winner on Sunday waiting to take home a cool $6,000 top prize.
Helping commemorate the past two decades of Hall of Fame happenings at the home of DIRTcar Northeast, highlights from many of the past induction days will be recalled in anticipation of the first big holiday racing event of the season.
Defending Hall of Fame Classic champ Billy Decker heads a star-studded field of future Hall of Famers in the first big show of the season at The Port. From the inception of the event in 1992, victory lane has been crowded with some of the most prominent racers and polished race cars in the business, providing fans of today with a sneak preview of what tomorrow may bring within the HoF museum confines. Joining Decker on the list of repeat winners in this coveted event are active all-stars Danny Johnson (4), Gary Tomkins (2) and Alan Johnson (2), plus current World of Outlaws Series contenders Tim McCreadie (2) and Tim Fuller (2). Inaugural titlist Steve Paine and Dave Lape are the only April winners, while Dale Planck took top honors in 2008, the last time it was showcased as part of the Super DIRTcar Series. Reigning overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar points king and all-time series race winner Brett Hearn remains in search of his first HoF trophy as do track regulars Matt Sheppard and Jimmy Phelps, who both placed just below Hearn in the final ’09 standings.
Plenty of excitement is guaranteed to be generated as today’s top stars mix with some of the most legendary wheelmen, including charter member Hall of Famers Billy Wimble, Dutch Hoag and Billy Rafter, plus ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy, Dave Lape, Guy ‘Shorty’ Robinson and Carl Nagel. This one-of-a-kind card is certain to provide an unforgettable experience for every fan taking in Hall of Fame Day at the home of DIRTcar Northeast. And even more memories are ready to come to life when the Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club turns trackside for a nostalgic look back at some of the old coupes and coaches that serve to showcase the heroes of yesterday to our younger fans today.
Northeast Modified Hall of Fame Classic Big-Block Modified Winners
2009 – Billy Decker on May 24; 2008 – Dale Planck on May 25; 2007 – Danny Johnson and Tim Fuller on Aug. 19; 2006 – Danny Johnson on May 28; 2005 – Tim Fuller on May 29; 2004 – Gary Tomkins on May 30; 2003 – Alan Johnson on May 25; 2002 – Tim McCreadie on May 26; 2001 – Tim McCreadie on July 5; 2000 – Danny Johnson on May 28; 1999 – Billy Decker on May 30; 1998 – Gary Tomkins on May 24; 1997 – Danny Johnson on May 25; 1996 – Alan Johnson on May 26; 1995 – Rain; 1994 – Bob McCreadie on May 29; 1993 – Dave Lape on April 4; 1992 – Steve Paine on April 12.
The 19th Hall of Fame Classic at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on Sunday, May 30 is round three of the 2010 Super DIRTcar Series. Log into the homepage at www.superdirtcarseries.com to find out more about the nation’s premier Big-Block Modified tour and be sure to sign up as a Super DIRTcar Series follower on Twitter by visiting http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar. For further track information, access http://www.CayugaCountyFairSpeedway.com or phone 315/834-6606 during the day.
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 the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and Chizmark & Larson Insurance www.chizmarklarson.com, and contingency sponsors are Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, MSD Ignition www.msdignition.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Vicci Racing Apparel www.vicci.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.