Weedsport, NYJanuary 20, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The official start to DIRTcar Racing’s 34th season is just weeks away with the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park kicking off the ‘09 campaign in February.

Racers and team members preparing for the trip south are reminded that a valid 2009 DIRTcar License is required for competition at VSP, with an official membership obtained on-line or by contacting either the DIRTcar Northeast office in Weedsport, New York or World Racing Group headquarters in Concord, North Carolina. Member packets, including DIRTcar license, will be available for pick up at Volusia for racers and team members who have already mailed in the 2009 Membership Application to the DIRTcar office.

For teams logging into www.dirtcar.com, select the “Join DIRTcar” button top right, click on the DIRTcar Member logo and just follow the instructions provided.

DIRTcar officials will also be conveniently stationed at Volusia Speedway Park during the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals, February 3-14, while the DIRTcar Northeast office continues to accept completed license applications on a walk-in basis. The Membership Department will make every effort to complete the process within a week of an application being approved.

Benefits of a DIRTcar Racing Membership in 2009 include: automatic eligibility to earn bonus points and share in major series point fund awards (July 1 deadline), instant $50,000 insurance coverage, receipt of a free DIRTcar rulebook and up-to-date correspondence provided an active e-mail address is submitted. In addition, drivers receive considerable media coverage from national, regional and local newspapers, as well as magazines, trade papers, radio and television.

A DIRTcar NE Membership can be purchased in U.S. funds for $125 (Big-Block Modified/358-Modified combined) or $100 (Sportsman Modified, Pro Stock, Street Stock), while the cost of a DIRTcar License for crew members and car owners is $80.

Those individuals seeking season media credentials for coverage of DIRTcar NE events in 2009, and also those specifically held at DIRTcar operated facilities Canandaigua Speedway, Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway, can contact Tom Skibinski (585/350-8997) at tskibinski@dirtcar.com; please respond immediately if plans include covering the DIRTcar Nationals at VSP as the cut-off date for requests is January 23.

For additional information, please contact the DIRTcar Northeast Office (315/834-6606) and World Racing Group (704/707-0211) or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com and www.dirtcar.com to find out more about the entire circuit.

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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.