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Weedsport, NYFebruary 7, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
*Alex Bruce/Jay Fish Photos


Troyer Race Cars has been building dirt-style Modifieds since the first radically-designed Mud Buss was unveiled to the motorsports mainstream in 1981. Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series contender Jimmy Phelps was six years old when Alan Johnson sent the DIRTcar Racing world reeling more than a quarter-century ago, instilling a dream that may soon become reality once the 2008 season gets underway.

When the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals kicks off the Big-Block Modified portion of its schedule next week at Volusia Speedway Park, no less than 10 racers will be sporting the latest Troyer creations. Phelps is now the headline ‘house’ driver at age 32 as he looks toward capturing his first career Mr. DIRTcar Modified Championship.

“We’re finally at the point where we’re knocking at the door, only a little off now so we can just work on the finer details,” said Phelps, who will be back aboard the H&H Motorsports no. 98H Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer entry for a fourth straight season. The Baldwinsville, N.Y. chauffeur has improved every year, moving from ninth in the 2005 overall Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block standings to fourth last season with three tour triumphs tallied along the way.

“The (Mr. DIRTcar) Championship is definitely our goal, but we had to take a lot of baby steps to get in this position. Winning the title is the biggest feat at this level and it would certainly be the highlight of my career. We’re not missing by much anymore. When it comes to putting in the time and being totally dedicated, everybody on the team is just as deserving,” Phelps added.

The Advance Auto Parts Modified mini-series in Florida includes three 30-lap main events with a 50-lap finale closing out the '08 trip, February 13-16. An optional practice is reserved for Tue., Feb. 12. H&H Motorsports mainstay John Holland plans to be in attendance banking on his driver improving from ninth-place in the final Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Modified points standings two years ago.

“Jimmy was probably the first driver we ever had to go a full year with us, that’s pretty special right there,” figured Holland, who teamed with co-owner Al Heinke to field their first Big-Block Modified entry as the new millennium arrived. Persistence paid off as the dynamic duo shared the first-ever Glenn Donnelly Award of Excellence --- for demonstrating great determination and perseverance in the development of their racing program as well as a high level of pride and professionalism--- at the DIRTcar NorthEast Banquet in 2006.

“Probably 10 other teams are in the title hunt like us. But I feel we’ve paid our dues and everybody in our program has really matured, especially Jimmy, who’s been able to grow right along with us. We’ve always been stronger later in the summer so this year we want to be a lot better right out of the box. That’s the best reason for going back to Volusia, so we can really find out where we stand heading into the first points show,” Holland added.

Phelps is already on solid ground, coming off his best season ever with Empire State track titles at Cayuga County Fair and Fulton speedways, along with 10 DIRTcar Big-Block feature wins; a total that more than tripled his best previous output (3 in ’06) and elevated his career total to 19 checkered flags. Expectations run even higher in his 12th season of Big-Block competition, with veteran crew chief Randy Kisacky continuing to turn the wrenches at every Advance Series stop in 2008.

“Its been a good winter weather-wise which has put us way ahead of schedule, so I’m pretty excited to get going,” Phelps noted. “Hopefully, we can go to Volusia and have a solid run. Our first trip down in ’06 was mostly experimental, this time we’ll be taking more of a baseline approach. As of late we’ve been trying to stay with a basic set-up. We found the further we strayed from the standard, the worse we got. We’re not trying anything off the wall with our motor program, so don’t expect any surprises.”

“Teaming up with the guys at Troyer has not only made me a better driver, its helped my own team become more successful. Being able to run four or five times a week … you just can’t buy that kind of experience. Sure, there were some rough times along the way but I found out first-hand the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. If you want to improve and get to the top you can’t play the blame game, just work harder and hopefully the results will come,” said Phelps, who has been a loyal supporter of the Troyer chassis since 1998.

When Phelps made his debut with the H&H Motorsports/Troyer tandem in June of 2005 at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway, the end result was fourth quick time before rain pushed the Advance Auto Parts Series show into August. He went on to set two more fast times, win some qualifying heats and lead some feature race laps yet still had to wait until the next summer to claim his first career tour triumph closer to home at Brewerton (NY) Speedway in August of ‘06.

Stated Troyer Race Cars President Billy Colton, “Poor (Advance Series) qualifying runs have been the biggest set backs for Jimmy so being fast when that first green flag falls is going to be a big priority this year. You just can’t keep digging yourself a hole and expect to get back to the front race after race. Coming out with a good run under the clocks and following up strong in the heats will be the biggest sign of improvement we’re looking for from day one.”

Joining Phelps in the all-star cast of 40 chauffeurs scheduled to make the haul south are all-time Alltel Nationals Big-Block feature winner Brett Hearn, defending Florida Tour Champion Danny Johnson, New York veterans Alan Johnson and Billy Decker, along with New Jersey star Jimmy Horton and Delaware driver Jamie Mills.

Volusia Speedway Park (386/985-4402) is located 15 miles west of Daytona Beach on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla. For additional information, contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office during normal business hours or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com.

Reserved seat tickets for each night of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased by going online at www.VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com. For those unable to attend any of the shows in person, all the action can be seen on the DIRTVision Cybercast. For just $29.99 fans can purchase the ‘Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Racepass’ and watch live streaming video of the remaining nine nights of racing from Feb. 8-16. Please log on to www.dirtvision.com for more information.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts is the second-largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store count and sales. As of October 6, 2007, the company operated 3,228 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.

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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Weedsport, NYFebruary 5, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
*Rick Young/Jay Fish Photos


They share in common the same hometown of Waterloo, New York and a collegiate experience at the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology, with each taking full advantage of a career opportunity that came their way in the year 2004.

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series standout Matt Sheppard is hoping the similarities with Super Bowl Champion New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin don’t stop there as his first priority is also a world championship --- his sought in the premier Big-Modified class that opens the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast season in the Sunshine State.

“I never met (Coughlin) but I’m still a big Giants fan and it was great to see them win again,” said Sheppard, 25, a Waterloo native now residing in Albany to be close to the Ross Motorsports shop in New York’s Capital District. While Waterloo High School (1964) alum Coughlin coached football at RIT from 1970-73, ‘Super Matt’ earned his Mechanical Engineering Technology degree in 2006 from the Flower City facility. 2004 marked Coughlin’s latest hiring by the Giants’ front office as well as Sheppard’s inaugural season behind the wheel of owner Randy Ross’ high-profile Big-Block entry.

When the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park kicks off the Big-Block Modified portion of its schedule next week, Sheppard will be back aboard the potent Ross Motorsports no. 44s Adam Ross Cut Stone-Magee Transport-Seneca Auto Sales machine hoping to begin that elusive championship run. It will be a Super Series ‘Tribute’ sculpture in place of the Super Bowl ‘Lombardi Trophy’ that will be the top prize on his own agenda for DIRTcar’s 2003 Big-Block Rookie of the Year.

“We missed a lot on the set-up last year at Volusia so I’m anxious to get back out and try a few new things with the car,” noted Sheppard, who will be buckled into an ’08 Bicknell mount picked up last August from the St. Catharines, Ontario chassis builder. “I just couldn’t get the car to turn all week. It’s a big, wide track that’s pretty fast and if your car is handling good it’s a lot of fun getting around. Whatever happens, its still nice to get out of New York this time of year.”

The Advance Auto Parts Modified mini-series includes three 30-lap main events with a 50-lap finale closing out the '08 trip, February 13-16. An optional practice is reserved for Tue., Feb. 12. Ross Motorsports will be looking to improve on a seventh-place showing in last winter’s Alltel DIRTcar Nationals standings in Sheppard’s third-ever trip to VSP.

“I’ll be back home trying to sew up some loose ends,” added car owner Ross, who was recognized at the DIRTcar NE Banquet last November with a special achievement award that commemorated his 20th Anniversary of Big-Block competition. Ready to open their fifth straight season together, Sheppard continues the winning tradition for Ross Motorsports, having already scored 27 DIRTcar Big-Block Modified feature wins with four registered in the highly competitive Advance Series where he has placed among the top-10 in the overall Mr. DIRTcar Modified standings every year --- 7th-2007, 8th-2006, 5th-2005, 6th-2004.

“Right now I’m just hoping to get the program together and keep it going. What happens in the next two weeks will probably determine our plans for the rest of the year. We’re looking at a few options but its just too earlier to take a solid stance in any one direction. Following the Advance Series is still our primary goal,” Ross said.

Joining Sheppard in the all-star cast of 40 chauffeurs scheduled to make the haul south are all-time Alltel Nationals Big-Block feature winner Brett Hearn, defending Florida Tour Champion Danny Johnson, New York veterans Alan Johnson, Billy Decker and Jimmy Phelps, along with New Jersey star Jimmy Horton and Delaware driver Jamie Mills.

Volusia Speedway Park (386/985-4402) is located 15 miles west of Daytona Beach on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla. For additional information, contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office during normal business hours or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com.

Reserved seat tickets for each night of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased by going online at www.VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com. For those unable to attend any of the shows in person, all the action can be seen on the DIRTVision Cybercast. For just $29.99 fans can purchase the ‘Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Racepass’ and watch live streaming video of all 12 nights of racing from Feb. 5-16. Please log on to www.dirtvision.com for more information.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts is the second-largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store count and sales. As of October 6, 2007, the company operated 3,228 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.

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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Weedsport, NYJanuary 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
*Mike Johnson/Bob Yurko Photos


Nationally recognized SPEED commentator and popular track public address announcer Shane Andrews will take to the road in 2008 as the official voice of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for a third consecutive year.

In addition to traveling the DIRTcar NorthEast circuit and carrying out his accustomed weekend announcing duties, Andrews will also be a regular host heard on the DIRT Radio Network. Fans will again be able to listen to each and every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event LIVE on the DIRT Radio Network in 2008.

“Being able to follow a tour like the Advance Auto Parts Series is pretty much a dream deal for me,” said Andrews, 36, who will provide more than a decade of experience to each DIRT Radio broadcast. “The people I travel and work with make every show a truly enjoyable experience. Its always a treat to work with different announcers at the host tracks yet my favorite part is still crossing paths with new race fans wherever I go. I remember one guy I met last season from Arkansas even kept me entertained doing a pig call when I offered him the mike.”

With microphone back in hand, Andrews helps kick off DIRTcar’s 33rd straight season on Wednesday, February 13 during opening night of the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals for Big-Block Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park. Round one of the four-race non-point Advance Auto Parts Series for the mighty ground-pounders from the Northeast features a 30-lap main event paying $2,000-to-win.

A SUNY Cobleskill (N.Y.) graduate holding a BA in Agricultural Business and currently residing in Oneida, N.Y., Andrews’ career in motorsports blossomed as a reporter for the organization’s “This Week on DIRT" television program. He continued to gain notoriety as a commentator for “Rush Hour on DIRT," a LIVE television series highlighted by both Big-Block Modified and 358-Modified races aired on the Empire Sports Network and SPEED.

Andrews has also supplied voice over play-by-play of weekly racing action while sharing P.A. announcing chores at nearly 20 speedways throughout the Northeast. Recent assignments have been as a color analyst for a dozen televised World of Outlaws Late Model Series events staged across the United States and carried by SPEED, as well as the ‘World Finals’ staged last November at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

“I’ve been looking forward to the trip back to Volusia for awhile now,” added Andrews, who will anchor weekly short-track shows in the P.A. booths high above Cayuga County Fair (Sun.) and Brewerton (Fri.) speedways. He also mans the microphone for nearly every special event staged at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y. “In Florida the most talented Modified, Sprint Car and Late Model teams in the United States all converge at one track at one time and I get to see and talk to the best of the best for two straight weeks. Most people just read about them but I’m right there at the track, in the pits, witnessing first hand how they get the job done night after night. Its quite a privilege.”

To tune into the DIRT Radio Network, visit www.dirtvision.com. Those gaining access will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher to listen. While all users must register, there is no registration fee. Simply click sign up for free to get your own membership. For additional help, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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For the most updated news, race reports and point standings, plus a complete schedule of the 2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, please log into www.superdirtcarseries.com throughout the season.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts is the second-largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store count and sales. As of October 6, 2007, the company operated 3,228 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.

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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Weedsport, NYJanuary 25, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
*Dale Planck (77x) Chases J.R. Heffner (74) In '07 Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Action (Bob Perran Photo)


At 37, talented second-generation DIRTcar Modified driver Dale Planck hopes to be reaching his peak at just the right time. Not only when it comes to the experience gained following the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, but in sponsorship support that has come his way to begin the 2008 race season.

Carey Terrance, welcome to the world of Big-Block Modified racing.

“There were some other commitments with last year’s team and Carey was around when I was looking for a new ride,” said Planck, who will now be recognized aboard his new owner’s RezX Racing no. 77x Grow It Hydroseeding-Action Race Parts entry with two brand new ---another with just four laps--- Teo Pro Car chassis, a trio of Kevlar motors and plenty of spare parts stocked away in their Hogansburg, New York garage. “We were friends before when I raced up north and I’ve helped him out in the past with set-ups. Carey still plans to follow the DIRTcar Small-Block Series so I hope he can make it out to see a lot of my Big-Block tour shows. But its mostly my deal now and he’s letting me call all the shots.”

Planck is among 40 entries already signed up for the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Race action begins Wednesday, February 13 and concludes Saturday, Feb. 16 with a big $5,000-to-win 50-lapper. Two more Big-Block shows are scheduled in between on Feb. 14-15 with an optional practice day saved for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

“I’m going down there to win the whole thing (points) but I still don’t even have a win. That sounds kinda strange but last year we probably had the fastest car every night yet something always happened before the end. And we still managed some good finishes even with the car messed up after every race,” noted Planck, who has steered three different chassis the past three winters at Volusia. The Cortland, New York standout went from 21st in 2005 to runner-up status last February in the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals points chase, while settling for 4th-place laurels in 2006. Although posting five career DIRTcar Big-Block Modified feature wins in his career, the ‘Natural’ is still in search of his first checkered flag in the Sunshine State.

“I’ve become good friends with all the chassis builders over the years and am pretty familiar with every style car. Bobby (Hearn, TEO Fabrications owner) has definitely made some changes since I last drove one of his in ’05. It’ll probably take a little time to get used to but I seem to do good under pressure. I don’t have any specific expectations at this point, just try to be prepared the best I can every time out,” Planck figured.


Planck began following the Advance Auto Parts Series full-time in 2006 and has since posted a pair of 100-lap victories. He placed 11th in overall 2006 Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship points and moved up into the sixth slot last season by logging four top-five finishes in the 32-race tour, with his lone win registered at Brewerton (NY) Speedway.

“The biggest challenge right now is building a team capable of following the whole Advance Series around the Northeast,” added Planck, listing Taylor Hill as his crew chief to head the handful of helpers coming together for the trip to Florida. We’ve got three more weeks to put all the pieces in place, it’s a long way to go if you’re not prepared. And on this tour you’ve got to be prepared and organized. Its not as hard to run up front when you get to the track feeling confident. Last year we were twice as good as in ’06 so we’re hoping to keep improving and moving up the ladder.”

Volusia Speedway Park (386/985-4402) is located 15 miles west of Daytona Beach on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla. For additional information, contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office during normal business hours or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com. Reserved seat tickets for each night of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased online at www.VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts is the second-largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store count and sales. As of October 6, 2007, the company operated 3,228 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.

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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Weedsport, NYJanuary 12, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

Two years ago Danny Johnson made his debut with JIR Motorsports in the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In just one more month team owner Jeff Isabell and Johnson will reunite for an all-out run at the coveted Florida Tour title as DIRTcar Racing NorthEast opens up for it’s 33rd straight season of operation.

“My plate is fuller than its ever been, so I can only hope for the best once we get out on the road,” said Johnson, 47, as he prepared to defend his Advance Auto Parts Modified mini-series crown steering the JIR Motorsports/Troyer entry carrying his trademark number 27J. The Rochester, New York favorite dominated the Big-Block action last winter as owner Dave Thompson’s first-string pilot, posting a pair of feature wins and adding a runner-up finish to capture his third title in gator country. “All I know for sure right now is that we’re running in Florida, so we’ll see what falls into place after that.”

Johnson continues in his fourth decade of racing when the 37th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia arrives in February, with 2008 marking the 20th trip to the Sunshine State for the DIRTcar Big-Block contingent. Florida Tour ’08, Feb. 13-16, features the mighty Advance Auto Parts Modifieds contending in three 30-lap main events with a $5,000-to-win 50-lap finale closing out the trip on Saturday.

Just like his initial outing with JIR Motorsports in the winter of ’06, Johnson will pace the parade down south alongside a full squadron of cars and drivers making the haul. The ‘Doctor’ expects to head the multi-car operation once again with familiar owner Jeff Isabell, son Joe Isabell and Alan Fink sharing the load. Jeff Isabell, Jr. may even help fill the roster in his own ride if he is able to make a break from school come mid-February.

“We’ll probably hit the Advance Auto (Super DIRTcar Series) shows most of the season, it all depends on how we do early on,” figured Johnson, who owns 65 Advance Auto Parts tour triumphs (2nd all-time) among his 295 (4th best) DIRTcar Big-Block feature wins logged since 1979. The popular second-generation pilot won back-to-back Florida Tour championships in 1987-88 and has collected 11 checkered flags along the way.

“It will be a lot of work any way you look at it but I’ll be focused only on my ride. Jeff has four cars yet only one with my name on it. He will still call all the shots so I’ll just worry about doing the best I can out on the track. Right now I’m pretty happy, I think I’ll have a good hot rod in Florida and things are looking real good as long as we don’t run into any bad luck,” Johnson added.

Johnson tops a pre-race entry list already headlined by past Florida DIRTcar Nationals point champions Brett Hearn, Alan Johnson, Pat Ward, Andy Bachetti and Billy Pauch. Veterans Billy Decker, Matt Sheppard, Rick Laubach and Jamie Mills, along with young guns David VanHorn, Rob Bellinger, Keith Flach and ’07 DIRTcar Sportsman rookie of the year Larry Wight are among more than 30 drivers also confirming plans to attend.

Modified teams can direct any questions regarding rule procedures to Cory Reed, DIRTcar NE Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning, at the DIRTcar NE Office (315/834-6606). For drivers wishing to add their entry information to the pre-race roster, please contact DIRTcar NorthEast PR Director Tom Skibinski at DIRT NE headquarters or through e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. correspondence.

Volusia Speedway Park www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com (386/985-4402) is located 15 miles west of Daytona Beach on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla. For additional information, contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office during normal business hours or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com.

37th DIRTcar Nationals Schedule & Rule Information
Advance Auto Parts DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Florida Tour
Day-Date Event Feature Winner
Tue-Feb 12 Practice ---
Wed-Feb 13 Qualifying Heats, Feature (30 Laps) $2,000
Thr-Feb 14 Qualifying Heats, Feature (30 Laps) $2,000
Fri-Feb 15 Qualifying Heats, Feature (30 Laps) $2,000
Sat-Feb 16 Qualifying Heats, Feature (50 Laps) $5,000
Rules:
- 2008 DIRTcar NorthEast Rulebook applies;
- DIRTcar Hoosier Tires mandatory, Soft, Hard, Extra Hard compounds may be used in any combination;
- Racing Gasoline only;
- Weight Minimum:
*DIRTcar legal big-block up to 467 c.i. (min. 2500 lbs.);
- AMB Transponders & RACEceivers required, NO Radios allowed;
- All heat race line-ups will be determined by draw, all features will start heads-up.

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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