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Troyer Moves Fast To Front Row In Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Championship

Troyer Race CarsWeedsport, NYOctober 2, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

Winning the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship is the primary goal of every Small-Block driver that signs up for Super DIRT Week. Troyer inc. is making sure that being fast can be rewarding too.

Troyer continues its support of DIRTcar Racing NorthEast by backing the fastest time trialer awards in the 358-Modified division during Super DIRT Week XXXVII, October 7-12, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. This year Troyer will present the fastest Small-Block time trialer with a $1,000 check and give the second-fast timer $500 leading up to Saturday’s 150-mile feature race finale.

For many years a pre-race draw among the fastest qualifiers has determined the top starting positions for the 150-lap SDW Championship. 2008 marks the third year the format matches that of the Big-Blocks by locking in the top-six from Thursday Integra Shocks Time Trials to start in the front three rows.

Last year ‘Mr. Small-Block’ and five-time race winner Pete Bicknell stopped the clocks at 30.504 sec. (118.017 mph) while ’06 pole-sitter Pat Ward was second fastest with a single-lap time of 30.566 sec. Bicknell went on to place 18th while Ward (16th) fared little better as both finished one lap down on the final scoresheet. With each running out of fuel in the closing stages, Bicknell did go on to lead the most laps (114) while Ward led a dozen circuits before relinquishing the point to eventual winner Brett Hearn with less than two to go.

Adhering to its promise of quality service with 100% satisfaction, Troyer Engineering was founded in 1977 by Maynard Troyer, multi-time Race of Champions winner and one of the all-time greats in Northeastern Modified racing. Troyer had a successful career as both a driver and builder of asphalt and dirt Modifieds and established one of the most successful race car manufacturing businesses in the country. The production site was originally located on Dewey Avenue in the northern part of Rochester, near Lake Ontario before the move to its current site at 4555 Lyell Road, in Gates, New York, just west of Rochester.

For further information and to contact TRC President Billy Colton at Troyer Race Cars, e-mail or phone 585/352-5590 during normal business hours. Log into the company website at to find out more about what Troyer has to offer throughout the race season.

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

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.

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