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With entries spanning four states and Canada, a preliminary Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified pre-race roster for the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is taking shape with 40 drivers currently planning to compete.

The return trip to Volusia kicks off with an optional practice day on Tuesday, Feb. 12, opens for racing on Wednesday 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.

“We’ve already heard from a lot of teams and we’re expecting another great turnout,” said Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning. “There’s a solid mix of veteran drivers with talented newcomers and we can’t wait until they all get the chance to trade some paint in just one more month.”

The formidable field of cars and stars from the NorthEastern Big-Block Modified ranks includes 22 drivers from last year, with the top-nine in final 2007 Florida Tour points once again making the haul down south.

Headlining the assault are reigning Alltel DIRTcar Nationals points king Danny Johnson, defending overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champion Brett Hearn and DIRTcar NorthEast's all-time winningest Big-Block Modified driver Alan Johnson. That legendary trio is joined by Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series standouts Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, Dale Planck and Matt Sheppard along with other New York notables Pat Ward, Dave Rauscher, Vince Vitale, Roger Chrysler, Sean Beardsley, Jeff Isabell and Jeremy Markle.

Garden State speedsters Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch, David VanHorn and Rich Scagliotta are signed up for the trip to gator country as are Pennsylvania pilots Rick Laubach, Colin Jackson, Dan Vauter, Darwin Greene, Dave Schrader and Kevin Hirthler plus Delaware drivers Jamie Mills, Chad James and Steve Downs, and the lone Massachusetts entry Andy Bachetti.

2007 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Champion Mario Clair, Wallace Stacey and Martin Gagne pose a triple threat from the Canadian province of Quebec, while Mark Forte Jr., Rob Bellinger, Joe Isabell, Alan Fink, Keith Flach, Jordan Watson, Rick Wegner, Steve Haggan and ’07 Sportsman rookie of the year Larry Wight are among the young guns aiming highest during the 2008 DIRTcar Racing campaign.

For those racers looking to add their team to the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified roster, please contact NorthEast PR Director Tom Skibinski (315/834-6606) at DIRTcar NE headquarters in Weedsport, N.Y. or through e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. correspondence. Volusia Speedway Park

2008 ALLTEL DIRTcar NATIONALS – VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS BIG-BLOCK MODIFIED ROSTER (Jan. 16)
1 Darwin Greene/Susquehanna,PA ….. 2nd straight year to Fla., 2 cars in ‘08
1w Billy Pauch/Frenchtown,NJ ….. 1982 & 1985 Florida Tour champion
5 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ ….. 1999 Florida champ, 5 tour wins
6g Martin Gagne/Granby,QUE ….. Florida Tour debut with owner J.P. Gobeille
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY ….. 18 year-old 2nd-generation driver
6pack Dave Schrader/Endeavor,PA ….. Keystone State veteran planning 2nd trip
7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY ….. JIR Motorsports mainstay fielding 4 cars
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ ….. Florida Tour regular every winter
8b Rob Bellinger/Dexter,NY ….. ‘Kid’ Troyer making VSP Big-Block driving debut
10 Alan Johnson/Middlesex,NY ….. New Sherlock team, still high expectations
14 Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA ….. Seeks more series shows with owner Dick Biever
18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY ….. 3rd trip to Florida for ’08 competition
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ ….. All-time Florida DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Champ
20s Steve Haggan/Ringoes, NJ ….. 2008 marks second year of Modified competition
t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY ….. Western New Yorker gaining Mod experience
22 Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE ….. ’07 Mr. DIRTcar 358 Champ entering Big-Block
22w Rick Wegner/Monmouth Junction,NJ ….. Maiden trip south for sophomore pilot
27 Chad James/Laurel,DE ….. Son of Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway owner Jay James
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY ….. New ride for defending Florida Tour Champ
30 Jordan Watson/Milford,DE ….. Nephew of Delaware State Champ Jamie Mills
34 Andy Bachetti/Sheffield,MA ….. 2005 Florida Tour champ, Lebanon Valley star
39w Steve Downs/Georgetown,DE ….. newcomer steering owner Bill Wood’s mount
m40 Mark Forte,Jr./Blue Anchor,NJ ….. 2nd straight winter trip South
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY ….. 2004 Florida Tour points champion, Gypsum teammate
43 Keith Flach/Ravena,NY ….. 2nd-generation driver expanding program in ‘08
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY ….. 1st-string Ross Motorsports driver for 5th year
48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY ….. Sheppard teammate again in ‘Sunshine State’
55 Jamie Mills/Milford,DE ….. Searching for elusive Florida title in 11th straight trip
56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY ….. 1st time racing at Volusia for CNY regular
66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE(2) ….. Alan Johnson teammate in 2007
71 David VanHorn/Phillipsburg,NJ ….. 8th-place in final ’07 Florida Tour points
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY ….. High aspirations with new owner Carey Terrance
79 Jeremy Markle/Port Jervis,NY ….. Florida Tour staple and Orange Co. regular
85 Dan Vauter/Forest City,PA ….. Sponsor search continues during trip south
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY ….. Resumé space reserved for 1st Florida Tour title
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY ….. Prepared even more after best season ever
99 Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY ….. ‘07 DIRTcar NE Sportsman top rookie at 15 yrs. old
117 Kevin Hirthler/Boyertown,PA ….. Only other VSP appearance made in 2003
923 Colin Jackson/Peckville,PA ….. Orange County runner kicking off season south
-tba- Alan Fink/Central Square,NY ….. 1st trip to Florida for promising 20 year-old

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, NYJan. 15, 2008 - DIRTVision.com is set to bring users “The Road to the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals” on Thursday January 17th. Every week leading up to 37th running of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, DIRTVision.com will post on-demand video of Classic DIRTcar events. Users will be able to relive the Classic moments from Billy Moyers Last Lap pass for the World of Outlaws Championship in 2005, Tony Stewarts Debut in a DIRT Modified in 1998 Florida 50, and the epic battle between Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz in the opening round of the 2007 Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Series. To view the Road to the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals users just need to log in, click on the event. If you’re not a member of the fastest growing racing internet site, then simply visit www.dirtvision.com. Click on sign up for free link, fill out the information, and you’re off to the races.

Road to the Alltel DIRTcar Winter Nationals
(All events are Available On-Demand)
Week 1 – Thurs. 1/17 2005 Gator 100 (Winner – Billy Moyer)
Week 2 – Thurs. 1/24 1998 Florida 50 (Winner - Danny Johnson)
Week 3 – Thurs. 1/31 2007 Opening round of Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaw Sprint Series (Winner – Donny Schatz)

The 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals begins Tuesday February 4th and runs through Saturday February 16th. Look for news regarding our Live Video coverage of the 2008 Alltel DIRTcar Nationals on DIRTVision.com. For ticket information contact Volusia Speedway Park via www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com or (386) 985-4402.

If you are unfamiliar with DIRTVision.com, click on the “FAQ” menu for tips and requirements for viewing the DIRTVision Cybercast. Your basic tools will be a DIRTVision.com account, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; both of which are FREE.

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Concord, NCJan. 15, 2008 — World Racing Group announced today that Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, providing coverage across the nation, will be the title sponsor for the 37th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. The DIRTcar Nationals feature the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and UMP DIRTcar Racing.

The Alltel DIRTcar Nationals is the perfect spot to launch the 2008 racing season with 12 consecutive nights of racing and more than half a million dollars at stake during the Feb. 5-16 event at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach, FL. The 2008 Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at the high-speed half-mile oval in Barberville, FL is once again expected to attract more than 60 410-winged sprint cars, 100 dirt late models, 40 Big-Block Modifieds and 70 UMP DIRTcar open wheel modifieds.

“Becoming the title sponsor of the DIRTcar Nationals is a great way to introduce passionate racing fans across the country to Alltel’s products and services,” said Samira Zebian, director of sponsorship marketing for Alltel Wireless. “As the official wireless partner of fans, we will enhance the experience at the track by rewarding Alltel Wireless customers with exclusive perks throughout the 12 day event along with equipping the Speedway with a videotron, so fans can watch the race and see instant replays from all angles.”

“We are proud to have Alltel Wireless involved in the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals,” said World Racing Group Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. “Alltel is taking a very proactive role in the event that will cause fans and racers across the country to take notice.”

The Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia will feature the mighty Advance Auto Parts Modifieds during the week leading up to the Daytona 500 (Feb. 17). The schedule once again includes three 30-lap main events with a $5,000-to-win 50-lap finale closing out the trip on Saturday, Feb. 16. An optional practice day has been set for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Reserved seat tickets for each night of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased online at www.VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com.

About DIRT MotorSports, Inc., d/b/a World Racing Group
Based in Concord, N.C., World Racing Group (WRG) is a national sanctioning body, real-estate operator, and sports entertainment company serving the dirt racing industry. WRG sanctions sprint car racing as the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series™, late model racing as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series™, big block modified racing as the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series™ and sanctions more than 4,000-races a year under the DIRTcar Racing™ banner. In addition, WRG owns and operates seven speedways. WRG races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com®. To learn more about World Racing Group, visit worldracinggroup.com.

About Alltel Wireless
Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 12 million customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.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.

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Weedsport, NYJanuary 14, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

The 2008 Hoosier Tire/Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series has grown by one race with the addition of a fifth date at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Monday, May 26.

The Memorial Day special at Rolling Wheels now features an Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series/Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series doubleheader with valuable points on the line for both popular touring divisions.

“This will be a great way to end the holiday for our race teams and fans,” said Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning. “With Sportsman already on the Hall of Fame Classic card Sunday night at Cayuga County, this will give even more incentive for invaders to come and stay over when Rolling Wheels runs the next day just 10 minutes away.”

Beginning with a 55-lap event at Black Rock Speedway on April 5 and concluding with a 50-lapper during Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway on October 18, the 19th annual Sportsman Series for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s entry-level open-wheel division now offers 17 events at 13 speedways.

For additional Series information, please contact Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning, at the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during normal business hours or log into the DIRTcar homepage at www.superdirtcarseries.com to find out more about the entire circuit.

2008 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 5 Black Rock Speedway Dundee,NY
Mon-May 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Thr-Jul 3 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Jul 4 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Thr-Jul 10 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Mon-Sep 1 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 5 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 6 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sun-Sep 7 Humberstone Speedway Pt.Colborne,ONT
Sat-Sep 13 Genesee Speedway Batavia,NY
Sat-Sep 20 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Oct 3 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 8 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 10 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 18 Orange County Fair Speedway Middletown,NY

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 13, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

The start of DIRTcar Racing’s 33rd season of operation is just over a month away yet racers can get an early introduction this weekend as the organization will be showcased in the upcoming Len Sammons Productions Motorsports 2008 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J.

“A lot goes on at the office during the winter and this show is the first big opportunity to start building momentum for the season ahead,” said Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning. “As we get closer to the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida the excitement grows with all the team information coming out. After that everything is geared up for the openers closer to home and we’ll be going every week for seven straight months. Staying busy in between with 20 tracks and a handful of Series isn’t too hard to do.”

The 23rd Annual Motorsports Expo is scheduled for January 18-20, with Reed joined by DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Tom Skibinski throughout the three-day affair. Currently lined up for display at the centrally located DIRTcar information booth is the immaculate blue & white Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR/TEO entry steered by reigning Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified champion Brett Hearn along with the black no. 41 Vince's Automotive & Towing-Kochel Equipment/Bicknell Big-Block Modified driven by last year’s Rite Aid 200 rookie of the race Shawn Reimert for owner Vince Gagliardo Sr.

At the DIRTcar display company officials will be ready to answer questions and discuss the upcoming season with track promoters, sponsors, racers and their fans. Plenty of videos from the recently completed race season will be stocked in the booth, where teammates can fill out an official 2008 DIRTcar License application form, learn about ‘08 rule book updates, pick up major series race schedules and obtain the latest press information.

Please log into www.aarn.com for further details regarding the Motorsports ’08 show or contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) during the week to find out schedule information and order tickets for the upcoming race season. The DIRTcar homepage www.superdirtcarseries.com provides additional news about the entire NE circuit 24/7.

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 10, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

Fueled by the addition of two more high-paying shows and return of three long-standing member tracks, the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series is now in place with a dozen dynamic events culminating with the crowning of the Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Champion for a 26th consecutive year.

“Talk about the Series has already generated a lot of interest and with an official schedule now available, racers and fans can make their summer plans accordingly,” said 358-Modified Series Director Gaston Salvas, who also heads the tech team throughout Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. “We’re looking forward to working with some new teams and making it back to some familiar tracks. The Small-Block Series is always exciting and 2008 should be no different. I’m hoping that if drivers or car owners have any doubts at any time, they feel free to talk with me immediately.”

On the ‘08 docket, Autodrome Drummond (September 13) moves one month later with its seventh 358-Modified tour event the biggest in track history as Small-Block stars on both sides of the border chase a $15,000 top-prize in 150-laps of open-wheel competition. Merrittville (April 26), Ransomville (August 1) and Canandaigua (Sept. 19) speedways are back on DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s premier Small-Block tour after a one-year absence, with Ransomville’s 68-lap Alex Friesen Summer Nationals moving from its traditional Tuesday date to Friday and paying $6,800 to the winner.

“This is a solid schedule, a perfect mix of dates crossing over our entire circuit,” said Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning. “Getting some new faces in our Series has been a goal and this year’s tour offers a great opportunity. A lot more money at stake in a shorter schedule should encourage even more teams to be part of the traveling show this season.”

Kicking off the Series in April for the first time since 2003-04, Merrittville’s earliest date ever in its own 2008 lid-lifter is the first of three slated for the province of Ontario. Following Ransomville’s Small-Block showdown, short-track action resumes on Canadian soil when Cornwall Motor Speedway leads off the customary post-regular season campaign for DIRTcar 358-Modifieds on August 31 and Brockville Ontario Speedway (Sept. 6) keeps pace the next weekend.

Teams head back to Canada for the lone stop in Quebec at Drummond before closing out the month with consecutive Friday night 75-lap Small-Block specials at Canandaigua and Rolling Wheels Raceway (Sept. 26).

The green flag falls in October with successive ‘Super DIRT Week’ specials scheduled at Can-Am (October 8), Brewerton Speedway (Oct. 9) and Rolling Wheels (Oct. 10) before the New State Fairgrounds attracts the top Small-Blockers in the Northeast for a fourth straight show on Oct. 11. The curtain comes down Oct. 18 when Orange County hosts the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar 358 finale as part of the prestigious 47th Annual Eastern States Weekend.

For additional information, please contact 358-Modified Series Director Gaston Salvas (450/655-5022 or 514/817-2270; e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or DIRTcar NE Director Cory Reed at the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during normal business hours. In the meantime, log into the DIRTcar homepage at www.superdirtcarseries.com to find out more about the entire circuit.

2008 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 26 100 Merrittville Speedway Thorold, ONT
Fri-Aug 1 68 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, NY ($6,800 to win)
Sun-Aug 31 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall, ONT
Sat-Sep 6 75 Brockville Ont Speedway Brockville, ONT
Sat-Sep 13 150 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, QUE ($15,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 19 75 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua, NY
Fri-Sep 26 75 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 8 75 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville, NY
Thr-Oct 9 75 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton, NY
Fri-Oct 10 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge, NY
Sat-Oct 11 150 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 18 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY ($7,500 to win)

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 7, 2008 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

Matching the 16-race total from a year ago, the 2008 Hoosier Tire/Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series is geared up to generate another high-powered performance from top teams contending in DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s entry-level open-wheel division.

The chase for the coveted Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman title begins in April and ends in October, with 13 tracks slated to host high-paying extra-distance events on the way to crowning an overall champion for the 19th consecutive year.

“2008 promises to be a challenge coming off our most competitive series in the history of the tour last year,” said Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning, alluding to the fact that there were eight different winners with all but one making their first-ever trips to victory lane in Series competition. “The Crate engine program has been the reason for the increased participation and we think it will be at an all-time high with Crates’ being the only Series option this season.”

“We’re excited to have Brockville and Genesee back on the trail and look forward to continued success in both Canada and the U.S. Including Brockville, more than half of the Sportsman shows will be run in conjunction with Advance Auto Parts Series Big-Block Modified events to create some great DIRTcar doubleheaders on both sides of the border,” Reed added.

Black Rock Speedway (April 5) kicks off the Sportsman Series for the second straight year while the 50-lap Sportsman finale during Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway (October 18) concludes the ’08 Mr. DIRTcar title chase. Both Brockville Ontario Speedway (July 10) and Genesee Speedway (September 13) last held Sportsman Championship trail races in 2006.

Teaming together for the festive Independence Day celebration, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (July 3) and Brewerton Speedway (July 4) join Black Rock and Brockville as the only tracks running a Mr. DIRTcar event prior to the traditional Labor Day shootout at Rolling Wheels. The Niagara Frontier is the setting for the tour’s lone tripleheader that features consecutive 50-lappers at Ransomville, Merrittville and Humberstone speedways the first weekend in September.

On the heels of successive Saturday shows at Merrittville (Sept. 6) and Genesee, Canandaigua Speedway (Sept. 20) and Rolling Wheels (Sept. 27) close out the month before Fulton Speedway (Oct. 3) hosts its the traditional Vic 200 Weekend title race. Super DIRT Week showcases Sportsman at Can-Am, Rolling Wheels and the New York State Fairgrounds’ Syracuse Mile before Orange County takes center stage for the big season-finale downstate.

For additional information, please contact DIRTcar NE Competition Director Cory Reed at the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during normal business hours or log into the DIRTcar homepage at www.superdirtcarseries.com to find out more about the entire circuit.

2008 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 5 Black Rock Speedway Dundee,NY
Thr-Jul 3 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Jul 4 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Thr-Jul 10 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Mon-Sep 1 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 5 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 6 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Sun-Sep 7 Humberstone Speedway Pt.Colborne,ONT
Sat-Sep 13 Genesee Speedway Batavia,NY
Sat-Sep 20 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Oct 3 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 8 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 10 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 18 Orange County Fair Speedway Middletown,NY

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 3, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

Fans looking to get a jump start on DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s biggest event of the season can now do so 10 months in advance!

 

DIRTcar Racing NE has partnered with Candlewood Suites in 2008 to become a prime hotel for all Super DIRT Week XXXVII race fans. A special room rate is being offered to those planning to make the only trip to the famed Syracuse Mile to see DIRTcar NorthEast’s top touring teams in action.

 

Candlewood Suites, located at 5414 South Bay Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 (Hotel Front Desk: 1-315-454-8999, Hotel Fax: 1-315-455-1173), is giving all race fans who call with the Room Code SDW08 a rate of $89.00 plus tax. Don’t miss a lap, please call and make your Super DIRT Week ‘08 reservations today.

 

Hotel amenities include: On-site Health & Fitness Center, 2 Treadmills – 1 Eliptical & 1 Total Gym (6:00am - 11:00pm Daily), Housekeeping & Laundry Services, Weekly Housekeeping, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities w/washer & dryer (Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM), Dry Cleaning, Pickup/Laundry, Same Day Dry Cleaning, Entertainment & Recreation, Barbeque Grills, Hotel Shops, Convenience Store, Business Services, Copying, E-mail & Internet, Facsimile, PC available, Printer, Public Space Data Services, High Speed Internet Access (Service Provider: Time Warner/Roadrunner).

 

The 37th edition of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds runs Tuesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 12, with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Rite Aid 200 bringing the curtain down on Sunday afternoon.

 

Super DIRT Week ticket order forms are available by logging into superdirtcarseries.com, selecting DOWNLOADS at the top, then clicking 2008 Super DIRT Week XXXVII Ticket Renewal Form under Ticket Renewals where a print-out can be made.

 

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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