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Advance Series Big-Block Stars Shoot Into Town For Rolling Wheels Weekend


Weedsport, NYSeptember 23, 2008 — By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

Action in the 2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series returns to the ‘Fast Track’ for the second time this month as part of the 22nd Annual World Series Race Weekend, September 26-27, presented by Taylor Rental of Auburn at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Round number 24 in the Advance Series is set for Saturday, Sept. 27 with the BPG National 200 boasting a $10,000 first-place prize for the Big-Block winner. A Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified/Street Stock doubleheader kicks off the two-day affair on Friday with Sportsman and Pro Stock Series shows filling the Saturday card. On the line in the Big-Block portion is a guaranteed starting spot in the Rite Aid 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXVII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse coming up in just two more weeks.

Centrally located, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park sits West of the village of Elbridge on NYS Route 5 just five minutes east of the city of Auburn; also 10 minutes from exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.

Pits are unlocked Saturday at 1 p.m. and the front gates swing open at 2 o’clock with practice beginning at 3:30 for all divisions. Integra Shocks Modified Time Trials run off at 4 p.m. followed by qualifying heat races. The $10,000-to-win Advance Auto Parts Series BPG 200 comes on the heels of Mr. DIRTcar Series $1,000-to-win 30-lappers for both Modified Sportsman and UMP Pro Stock classes. On Friday, pits open at 4 p.m., grandstand seating begins at 5 o’clock and heats start promptly at 7 p.m.

Tickets prices for the two-day affair are: Fri., Sept. 26-Adult GA=$20, Seniors (65 yrs + over) $18, Students (10-14 yrs) $5 and Children (9 yrs. + under) Free; Pits=$25 (member) and $30 (non-member). On Sat, Sept. 27-Adult GA=$25, Seniors $23, Students $8 and Children Free; Pits=$25 (member) and $30 (non-member). All reserved seats are $2.00 extra per event. Special World Series Weekend combo ticket packages for two-day spectator seating are available for $40 each. A fee of $10.00 per night is required for all campers. For more information, please contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) or Rolling Wheels on raceday (315/689-7809). General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate on race day.

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Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a spacious 5/8-mile clay oval. Alan Johnson posted the single lap record in an Advance Series show when he circled the track in 20.029 seconds (112.337 mph) on September 4, 2006. Billy Decker and Dale Planck split Twin 50s at the ‘Fast Track’ back in May and Decker returned to capture the 10th Anniversary Advance Series showdown on Labor Day with the only other scheduled Big-Block Modified main falling to rain in July.

2007 marked the first time the annual autumn affair was divided into Triple 50s —won by Billy Decker, Brett Hearn and Gary Tomkins— for Big-Block Modifieds, with 200-lappers the staple since 1979. Over the past three decades only the best have parked in the winner’s circle at Rolling Wheels Raceway after scoring National 200 triumphs at the popular Elbridge oval, with nearly half of the 13 drivers repeating their victory lane appearance. ‘Barefoot’ Bob McCreadie leads all open-wheel competitors with six victories followed by Alan Johnson (4), Brett Hearn (4), Jack Johnson (3), Will Cagle (2) and Dave Lape (2). Cagle was the first driver to cop two checkered flags, capturing the inaugural event in 1979 and returning to the podium in 1981. Alan Johnson was the first to score consecutive wins and added a third between 1982-84, only to be matched by McCreadie’s string of three in a row from 1990-92. Jack Johnson is the only other driver to claim two successive 200-lappers (1995-96) while the first career wins scored at Rolling Wheels were each tallied in the ‘200’ by Billy Decker, Tim McCreadie and Tim Fuller. Wins by Bob McCreadie (1992), Jack Johnson (1996) and Kenny Tremont (1998) were rain-delayed until October, each time run the weekend prior to Super DIRT Week. In the 28 years the ‘200’ has been run, Rolling Wheels’ annual Big-Block Modified finale has never been cancelled due to rain, yet the win by defending champ Hearn in 2006 was the first to be shortened due to seasonal precipitation.

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park – Elbridge, New York
“National 200” DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Winners
2006 Brett Hearn – Billy Decker – Jimmy Phelps – Gary Tomkins – Alan Johnson
2005 Gary Tomkins – Pat Ward – Tim Fuller – Brett Hearn – Justin Haers
2004 Brett Hearn – Vic Coffey – Jimmy Phelps – Bobby Varin – Alan Johnson
2003 Tim Fuller – Tim McCreadie – Alan Johnson – Danny Johnson – Kenny Tremont
2002 Alan Johnson – Gary Tomkins – Bob McCreadie – Jack Johnson – Tim Fuller
2001 Brett Hearn – Bob McCreadie – Alan Johnson – Danny Johnson – Tim Fuller
2000 Danny Johnson – Steve Paine – Jack Johnson – Bobby Varin – Brett Hearn
1999 Tim McCreadie – A.J. Romano – Billy Decker – Danny Johnson – Doug Hoffman
1998 Kenny Tremont – Brett Hearn – Jack Johnson – Steve Paine – Jimmy Horton
1997 Bob McCreadie – Doug Hoffman – Bobby Varin – Tim McCreadie – Steve Paine
1996 Jack Johnson – Bob McCreadie – Jeff Heotzler – Danny Johnson – Brett Hearn
1995 Jack Johnson – Bob McCreadie – Danny Johnson – A.J. Romano – Billy Decker
1994 Bob McCreadie – Doug Hoffman – Jeff Trombley – Billy Decker – Alan Johnson
1993 Jack Johnson – Brett Hearn – Billy Decker – Alan Johnson – Doug Hoffman
1992 Bob McCreadie – Brett Hearn – Danny Johnson – Jack Johnson – Dave Lape
1991 Bob McCreadie – Jeff Trombley – Kevin Collins – Steve Paine – Joe Plazek
1990 Bob McCreadie – Kenny Tremont – Brett Hearn – Steve Paine – Frank Cozze
1989 Dave Lape – Kenny Brightbill – Danny Johnson – Jack Johnson – Joe Plazek
1988 Billy Decker – Danny Johnson – Brett Hearn – Alan Johnson – Doug Hoffman
1987 Bob McCreadie – Dave Lape – Kenny Tremont – Charlie Rudolph – Harvey Hainer
1986 Brett Hearn – Alan Johnson – Charlie Rudolph – Steve Paine – Jack Johnson
1985 Dave Lape – Brett Hearn – Fred Cade – Steve Paine – Kenny Tremont
1984 Alan Johnson – Bob McCreadie – Joe Plazek – Johnny Birosh – Chuck Akulis
1983 Alan Johnson – Charlie Rudolph – Dave Lape – Don McGinnis – Jack Johnson
1982 Alan Johnson – Dave Lape – Brett Hearn – Carl Reynolds – Darrell Welty
1981 Will Cagle – Jack Johnson – Darrell Welty – C.D. Coville – Danny Johnson
1980 Mike McLaughlin – Alan Johnson – Chuck Akulis – Carl Reynolds – Dave Lape
1979 Will Cagle – Mike McLaughlin – Merv Treichler – Jeff Kappesser – Gary Iulg

One of three founding-member speedways when DIRTcar Racing was formed in 1976, Rolling Wheels Raceway boasts a unique specials-only race format instituted throughout the season that has continued to produce a hotbed of trackside activity for both fans and drivers alike. The “Fast Track” was first mapped out by the late Bob Petrocci, yet just one year following the August 17, 1969 opener, Petrocci lost his life in a freak accident while spectating at a nearby speedway. Sons Robert Jr. and Donald Petrocci inherited promotional duties and eventually signed up the second weekly track to join DIRTcar founder Glenn Donnelly and his fledgling motorsports operation. Rolling Wheels ran regularly every Friday night with Big-Block Modifieds and Late Models until cutting back the summer schedule in 1982. In 2008 a full season of activity has included open-wheel Modified, winged Sprint Car and full-fender Stock Car racing with annual highlights including the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

2007 ‘150’ RACE RECAPS
The 21st edition of World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park offered three times the excitement as Billy Decker, Brett Hearn and Gary Tomkins reached the winner’s circle after scoring convincing victories in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Budweiser Triple 50s on Saturday night. It was Decker’s fourth tour win of the 2007 campaign, a tour-high seventh for Hearn and a third of the season for Tomkins all at Rolling Wheels. Starting third on the 30-car grid aboard the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell entry, Decker took advantage of a lap 17 caution and out-dragged Ryan Phelps on the ensuing restart to make the final lead exchange before cruising on to a decisive victory in the Paine Motorsports 50. Pole-sitter Vic Coffey crossed the line second ahead of Jimmy Phelps, Tim Fuller and Hearn to kick off the unique tripleheader for tour travelers. After Decker drew 11 to invert the top-11 finishers to start the second 50-lapper, Hearn charged from seventh and used a lapped car to pick and roll around leader Pat Ward on lap 14 en route to his Advance Auto Parts Series all-time high 98th career tour triumph despite his Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger/TEO machine suffering a broken shock mount. Coffey, Jimmy Phelps, Fuller and Tomkins filled out the final front-five. With Hearn draw eight to invert the top four rows in the nightcap, fourth-place starter Tomkins waited patiently before sprinting past pole-sitter Justin Haers on a lap 24 restart and holding off Ryan Phelps to capture the Owasco Beverages 50-lap finale. Chasing Tomkins’ no. 84 Honeoye Auto Parts-Red Parker & Son Excavating/Bicknell mount across the line were Ryan Phelps, Jimmy Phelps, Fuller and Bert Hard Charger Billy Decker.

2006 ‘200’ RACE REVIEW
Rain that soaked the area overnight and was predicted to continue over Central New York finally hit again on Saturday, then again and again and again. And when Rolling Wheels Raceway officials finally threw in the towel nearly two hours after the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Paine Motorsports National 200 began, it was veteran Brett Hearn pulling into victory lane to collect the $10,000 top prize in the rain-shortened 155-lap Big-Block Modifed main. Following Hearn across the stripe in the yellow/checkered flag finish were 2006 Rolling Wheels season points champion Billy Decker, second year tour follower Jimmy Phelps, defending race winner Gary Tomkins and then overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championship points leader Alan Johnson. Changing both rear tires and topping off his fuel can, Hearn was among the first in the 30-car starting field to make a pit stop during the initial caution period on lap 45 and after his mandatory stop down pit row just a handful of laps later he returned trackside in the top-five. One-by-one the Sussex, N.J. superstar disposed of his opposition, first Decker, then Danny Johnson before overtaking second-generation driver Ryan Phelps for the final exchange up front.

Pat Ward opened the 20th Annual World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend program for the Big-Blocks by stopping the clocks at 20.272 seconds for an average speed of 108.554 mph around the fast and smooth 5/8-miler clay oval to earn the $100 Integra Shocks Fast Time Award. Hearn was ninth quickest aboard the potent Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO entry, while brothers Danny and Alan Johnson were right on the rear bumper of Ward in the opening round qualifying session. Come feature time it was the last driver to sign in —Dave Rauscher— that grabbed the pole-position in the customary pre-race draw yet when the green flag finally dropped it was Rauscher’s front row partner Chuck Bower who sprinted out to assume the early lead. It took only 10 laps for Bower to reach traffic and five circuits later Danny Johnson blasted from third to first. With a quarter of the race complete Matt Sheppard dropped Bower back to fourth while Tim Fuller filled the front-five as Rauscher, Hearn, Pat Ward, Alan Johnson, Justin Haers, Decker and Jimmy Phelps rounded out the first dozen drivers in the non-stop affair. The yellow lights finally flashed for the first time when Roger Chrysler slid off the back straightaway to give both the fans and drivers a breather after 44 laps of continuous action. The initial caution period prompted Hearn, Decker and Tomkins to visit the infield pits while Coffey took control of the point when Johnson pitted on lap 49. When the scoreboard clicked 50 laps complete most of the field darted down pit lane and Rauscher led for the first time the following circuit with Ryan Phelps and Danny Johnson in his rear-view mirror. Back under green flag conditions, Hearn blasted by Decker for fourth on lap 56 and Ryan Phelps grabbed the lead from Rauscher just one more time around the fast 5/8-miler. Hearn then swept past Johnson on lap 65 before forging what resulted in the final lead change on lap 68.

Billy Decker –
Tim Fuller –
Justin Haers –
Brett Hearn –
Danny Johnson –
Pat O’Brien –
Steve Paine –
Jimmy Phelps –
Ryan Phelps –,
Matt Sheppard –
Larry Wight –

Overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings
(Thru Sept. 20, 2008)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins T-5 T-10 Starts
1 91 Billy Decker 2197 1897 300 0 10 18 22 23
2 77x Dale Planck 2026 1734 292 -171 3 16 20 23
3 98h Jimmy Phelps 1964 1690 274 -233 1 12 21 23
4 20 Brett Hearn 1948 1660 288 -249 2 9 20 23
5 84 Gary Tomkins 1889 1593 296 -308 2 10 19 23
6 9s Matt Sheppard 1751 1467 284 -446 1 7 16 23
7 FX1 Frankie Caprara 1632 1340 292 -565 0 2 13 23
8 7x Steve Paine 1573 1281 292 -624 0 8 10 22
9 99 Ryan Phelps 1487 1231 256 -710 0 1 8 23
10 3 Justin Haers 1472 1214 258 -725 0 2 13 22
11 14J Alan Johnson 1425 1137 288 -772 2 5 11 19
12 49 Billy Dunn 1333 1081 252 -864 0 0 2 23
13 27J Danny Johnson 1322 1182 140 -875 0 4 6 23
14 99L Larry Wight® 1050 828 222 -1147 0 0 1 20
15 6 Pat O’Brien 949 665 284 -1248 0 0 2 16
16 29 Jeff Brownell Jr 820 590 230 -1377 0 0 1 14
17 42B Kevin Bates 691 439 252 -1506 0 0 0 12
18 99b Chuck Bower 610 364 246 -1587 0 0 0 11
19 79 Mike Storms® 549 295 254 -1648 0 0 1 7
20 91h Chad Homan 498 280 218 -1699 0 0 0 8
21 5 Jason Potter 489 239 250 -1708 0 0 0 7
22 16 Mike Bowman 475 243 232 -1722 0 0 0 7
23 56 Vince Vitale 470 228 242 -1727 0 0 0 6
24 88 Steve Hulsizer 463 221 242 -1734 0 0 0 5
25 48T Dave Rauscher 453 227 226 -1744 0 0 1 6
26 93 Ryan Bartlett 443 193 250 -1754 0 0 0 5
27 4 Andy Bachetti 441 153 288 -1756 1 1 1 1
28 44 Shannon Whaley 438 236 202 -1759 0 0 0 7
29 71 David VanHorn Jr 431 171 260 -1766 0 0 0 3
30 32c Vic Coffey 421 255 166 -1776 0 1 2 5
31 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 420 184 236 -1777 0 0 0 7
32 74 J.R. Heffner 410 146 264 -1787 0 1 1 1
33 62s Tom Sears Jr. 410 142 268 -1787 0 0 0 4
34 98 Eddie Marshall 407 145 262 -1790 0 1 1 1
35 77F Mark Flach Jr. 403 135 268 -1794 0 1 1 1
36 24 Chris Shultz 402 146 256 -1795 0 0 0 2
37 1x Willy Decker 402 126 276 -1795 0 0 1 2
38 8 Rob Bellinger 388 132 256 -1809 0 0 0 4
39 89b Todd Burley 378 120 258 -1819 0 1 1 3
40 13 Tony Steiner® 377 219 158 -1820 0 0 0 5
41 43 Keith Flach 375 123 252 -1822 0 0 0 3
42 33.3 Tommy Meier 373 125 248 -1824 0 0 1 1
43 6 Pete Taylor 366 168 198 -1831 0 0 0 5
44 19 Chuck McKee 366 96 270 -1831 0 1 1 1
45 99 Charlie Donk 362 110 252 -1835 0 0 0 3
46 24 Jim Witko Jr. 354 92 262 -1843 0 0 0 2
47 53e Ric Hill 353 121 232 -1844 0 0 1 2
48 47 Jerry Higbie 351 85 266 -1846 0 1 1 1
49 90 Scott Parliament 350 88 262 -1847 0 0 0 2
50 115 Kenny Tremont 349 79 270 -1848 0 0 0 1

2008 Gater Racing News Big-Block Modified Lap Leaders
May 1 Virginia 60 30-D.Howard, 22-M.Sheppard, 8-J.Richards
May 4 Rolling Wheels 50 50-B.Decker
May 4 Rolling Wheels 50 31-S.Paine, 19-D.Planck
May 25 Cayuga County 76 56-D.Planck, 20-J.Haers
June 7 Fulton 101 101-B.Decker
July 3 Ransomville 100 88-B.Decker, 12-R.Krull
July 10 Brockville 100 97-B.Decker, 3-P.O’Brien
July 11 Granby 100 60-B.Hearn, 39-B.Dunn, 1-S.Paine
July 12 Drummond 100 100-D.Planck
July 16 Grandview 100 63-B.Decker, 33-D.Howard, 4-K.Brightbill
July 17 Georgetown 75 65-H.J. Bunting, 10-J.Mills
July 31 Orange County 75 75-B.Hearn
August 4 Merrittville 100 97-J.Phelps, 3-J.Haers
August 9 Canandaigua 50 27-V.Coffey, 23-B.Decker
August 9 Canandaigua 50 21-B.Decker, 19-V.Coffey, 10-R.Phelps
August 15 Brewerton 100 51-D.Planck, 38-B.Decker, 11-A.Johnson
August 16 Can-Am 100 80-G.Tomkins, 12-F.Caprara, 8-S.Parliament
August 17 Cornwall 100 61-D.Planck, 39-G.Tomkins
August 31 Cayuga County 54 38-F.Caprara, 16-A.Johnson
August 31 Cayuga County 54 29-B.Decker, 11-J.Haers,
11-G.Tomkins, 3-M.Sheppard
Sept. 1 Rolling Wheels 115 108-B.Decker, 7-J.Haers
Sept. 7 Lebanon Valley 200 133-B.Hearn, 32-A.Bachetti,
29-JR Heffner, 6-T.Meier
Sept. 20 Canandaigua 100 78-T.Fuller, 22-A.Johnson

2008 Integra Shocks Big-Block Modified Time Trials *New Record
Virginia 1/2-mile Duane Howard *18.056 sec. 99.690 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Dale Planck 20.094 sec. 111.974 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Vic Coffey 17.492 sec. 77.178 mph
Fulton 3/8-mile Pat O’Brien 16.688 sec. 80.896 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker *16.351 sec. 82.564 mph
Brockville 3/8-mile Dale Planck *14.422 sec. 93.607 mph
Granby 1/2-mile Steve Paine *18.410 sec. 97.773 mph
Drummond 4/10-mile Steve Paine 17.234 sec. 83.556 mph
Grandview 1/3-mile Billy Decker *14.349 sec. 83.630 mph
Georgetown 1/2-mile Billy Decker *20.290 sec. 88.714 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile David VanHorn Jr. *20.710 sec. 108.643 mph
Merrittville 1/3-mile Steve Paine 15.523 sec. 77.305 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Brett Hearn 17.965 sec. 100.195 mph
Brewerton 1/3-mile Brett Hearn 14.883 sec. 80.629 mph
Can-Am 1/2-mile Jimmy Phelps 19.266 sec. 93.429 mph
Cornwall 1/4-mile Dale Planck 13.355 sec. 67.390 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Billy Decker 15.652 sec. 86.251 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Tim Fuller 20.665 sec. 108.880 mph
Lebanon Valley 1/2-mile Billy Decker 19.845 sec. 90.703 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Tim Fuller 17.660 sec. 101.925 mph

Virginia D.Howard, F.Caprara, D.Planck, B.Hearn, B.Pauch Jr.
Rolling Wheels D.Planck, B.Decker, B.Hearn, G.Tomkins
Cayuga County V.Coffey, T.Fuller, D.Planck, L.Wight
Fulton D.Johnson, D.Planck, J.Haers, M.Sheppard
Ransomville B.Decker, D.Planck, S.Friesen, A.Johnson
Brockville D.Planck, B.Decker, M.Sheppard, B.Dunn
Granby B.Decker, B.Dunn, B.Hearn, G.Tomkins
Drummond S.Paine, M.Sheppard, D.Planck, J.Phelps
Grandview B.Decker, B.Hearn, K.Brightbill, M.Sheppard
Georgetown J.Mills, F.Caprara, J.Phelps, B.Hearn
Orange County D.VanHorn, B.Hearn, B.Decker, A.Johnson
Merrittville B.Dunn, B.Hearn, B.Decker, J.Phelps
Canandaigua B.Hearn, B.Decker, G.Tomkins, D.Planck
Brewerton G.Tomkins, P.O’Brien, J.Phelps, A.Johnson
Can-Am J.Phelps, B.Dunn, B.Hearn
Cornwall J.Phelps, M.Jock, A.Fortier, M.Clair
Cayuga County B.Hearn, A.Johnson, D.Planck
Rolling Wheels T.Fuller, B.Hearn, R.Phelps, A.Johnson
Lebanon Valley E.Marshall, K.Sheldon, K.Tremont
Canandaigua T.Fuller, B.Hearn, C.Homan, M.Sheppard

Rite Aid Super Ticket Giveaway: All-time Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series winner Brett Hearn from Sussex, New Jersey will be appearing at a Rite Aid Pharmacy during the upcoming weekend. Hearn is slated to appear at the Rite Aid Store on 47 East Genesee Street in nearby Auburn, New York on Saturday, September 27 from 12noon to 2 pm. Posing beside his blue Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR/TEO Modified race car, the record-setting six-time overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Champion will be available to meet with fans, sign autographs and pass out special Autograph cards. The first 90 fans at each store, beginning at noon, will receive a free ticket to the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series/Rite Aid 200 Qualifier scheduled at Rolling Wheels Raceway later that same night.

The popular program is part of the promotion for the Rite Aid 200 race on Sunday of Super DIRT Week XXXVII, Oct. 7-12, in Syracuse, N.Y. Promotions have been scheduled throughout the season at pharmacies located across the Northeast. Each pharmacy promotion features DIRTcar driver appearances, race cars, the unique Rite Aid “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series/Rite Aid 200 Qualifier races. Fans can find more information on the Rite Aid promotion by visiting Rite Aid Pharmacy online at For race information, please visit or

Rite Aid Ticket Give-Away Track Schedule
*Driver appearances scheduled from 12noon-2pm for Rolling Wheels & 10am-12noon for Syracuse.
DATE TRACK (PHONE) Driver / Store Location (phone)
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Brett Hearn / 47 East Genessee St-Auburn,NY (315-252-5661)
Mon-Oct 13 Super DIRT Week XXXVII -TBA- / 5380 W. Taft Road-N.Syracuse,NY(315/458-8555)

Mr. DIRTcar Championship Format Fine Tuned In ‘08: The overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Modified Champion in 2008 will be determined by adding actual points earned in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series along with bonus points collected at a designated hometrack throughout the racing season. Along with gaining valuable Advance Series points during the year, each driver can now earn a maximum of 300 additional points from their best five hometrack feature race finishes. Using the standard DIRTcar NE weekly points format, a driver winning five features could carry up to 300 extra points (60 per win) into the Mr. DIRTcar Championship when track points are officially tallied after Labor Day.

2008 Win Leaders Converge On RWR: With just one more month remaining in the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast season, 25 tracks have now hosted DIRTcar Big-Block Modified races with 59 drivers taking checkered flags in 143 featured events. Division leader Billy Decker, who owns a circuit-high 22 triumphs this season, has won two of the three events run at Rolling Wheels in ‘08. Including a record-tying 10 in Advance Auto Parts Super Series competition aboard the potent LJL Racing Bicknell machine, Decker’s single-season best total nearly triples the output of popular Pennsylvanian Brian Swartzlander (8) while fellow Keystone State rivals Kevin Bolland and Jeremiah Shingledecker plus Advance Series winners Dale Planck and Alan Johnson rank right behind with seven each. Advance Series stars Brett Hearn, Matt Sheppard and Gary Tomkins have collected six wins apiece while tour regulars Jimmy Phelps (4), Steve Paine (3) and Frankie Caprara (3) and recent Lebanon Valley 200 Champion Andy Bachetti (3) are listed ahead of two-time winners Steve Hulsizer and Willy Decker from the Central New York circuit, Lebanon Valley regulars Kenny Tremont and Ryan Larkin, Orange County chauffeurs Jeff Heotzler and Chris Shultz, popular Pennsylvania pilot Del Rougeux Jr. and Canadian Pat O’Brien. Advance Series runners Justin Haers and 15 year-old sensation Larry Wight are among 38 more drivers having reached victory lane once heading into the final weekend of September. Joining Decker in Rolling Wheels’ victory lane this past May, Planck registered his first career Big-Block win at the Fast Track in Advance Series competition.

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
: 1980-9/1/08 (79 events / 19 drivers)
Wins Driver First Win Last Win
15 Brett Hearn 9/5/83 9/22/07
9 Alan Johnson 8/13/81 9/4/06
8 Bob McCreadie 9/27/87 9/4/00
7 Billy Decker 9/25/88 9/1/08
6 Gary Tomkins 5/19/02 9/22/07
5 Jack Johnson 8/13/80 10/6/96
5 Danny Johnson 8/1/89 9/24/00
5 Tim Fuller 9/21/03 5/7/06
3 Dave Lape 7/5/82 9/24/89
3 Steve Paine 8/22/96 4/29/01
2 Doug Hoffman 8/14/90 7/16/95
2 Joe Plazek 7/17/94 9/1/97
2 Kenny Tremont 10/3/98 9/6/99
2 Tim McCreadie 9/26/99 7/4/01
1 Mike McLaughlin 9/28/80
1 Will Cagle 9/27/81
1 Gary Iulg 9/6/82
1 Jimmy Phelps 9/3/07
1 Dale Planck 5/4/08

Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champions
2007 Brett Hearn (7) Mike Bowman
2006 Alan Johnson (6) Kenny Stafford
2005 Tim Fuller (6) Stewart Friesen
2004 Gary Tomkins (4) Justin Hears
2003 Alan Johnson (6) Matt Sheppard
2002 Alan Johnson (5) Joe Beyea
2001 Brett Hearn (7) Frankie Caprara
2000 Steve Paine (4) Jeff Brownell
1999 Danny Johnson (2) Josh Skarzenski
1998 Billy Decker (6) Todd Milton
1997 D.Johnson (7)/B.Hearn (5) Tim McCreadie
1996 Brett Hearn (5) Vic Coffey
1995 Bob McCreadie (6) Tim Fuller
1994 Bob McCreadie (9) Jamie Mills
1993 Brett Hearn (5) Scott Schrader
1992 Danny Johnson (6) Ricky Elliott
1991 Doug Hoffman (5) Lenny Boyd
1990 Brett Hearn (7) Scott Prentice
1989 Danny Johnson (7) John Ventura
1988 Jack Johnson (2) Mike Jeffery
1987 Jack Johnson (2) Steve Behrent
1986 Charlie Rudolph (1) Jim Ruston
1985 Jack Johnson (1) Rich Burgess
1984 Jack Johnson (3) Ray Underwood
1983 Alan Johnson (4) Jimmy Begolo
1982 Jack Johnson (2) Randy Glenski
1981 Alan Johnson (2) Craig Keel
1980 Jack Johnson (5) Roger Phelps
1979 Will Cagle Jim Jarvis
1978 Will Cagle Jerry Knox
1977 Dave Lape Rick Martell
1976 Will Cagle —–

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Winners: 1980-9/20/08 (616 events / 45 tracks / 67 drivers)
100 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Orange County, 7/31/08
65 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 8/19/07
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
49 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Rolling Wheels, 9/1/08
49 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Canandaigua, 9/20/08
28 Jack Johnson Cayuga County, 7/16/80 Orange County, 6/14/01
27 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/7/85 Can-Am, 8/18/07
26 Doug Hoffman Orange County, 10/25/87 Lowe’s, 4/6/02
18 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 9/26/99 Drummond, 8/23/04
17 Tim Fuller Rolling Wheels, 9/21/03 Cayuga County, 8/19/07
17 Gary Tomkins Hagerstown, 3/30/02 Cornwall, 8/17/08
16 Jimmy Horton Lebanon Valley, 7/8/80 Susquehanna, 6/15/06
13 Kenny Tremont Lebanon Valley, 7/9/92 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
9 Kenny Brightbill Fonda, 10/18/87 Bridgeport, 6/19/97
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05
7 Frank Cozze Orange County, 10/22/89 Orange County, 5/31/07
7 Jeff Heotzler Orange County, 7/26/89 Orange County, 10/21/07
6 Dave Lape Rolling Wheels, 7/5/82 Fonda, 7/24/91
6 Joe Plazek Brewerton, 6/28/94 Rolling Wheels, 9/1/97
5 Will Cagle Erie County, 9/20/80 Rolling Wheels, 9/27/81
5 Pete Bicknell Humberstone, 8/23/84 NYS Fairgrounds, 7/3/02
5 Matt Sheppard Drummond, 7/12/04 Virginia, 5/1/08
5 Dale Planck Cornwall, 7/9/06 Drummond, 7/12/08
4 Carl Reynolds Five Mile Point, 7/12/80 Five Mile Point, 10/17/81
4 Merv Treichler Cayuga County, 9/20/81 Lebanon Valley, 8/9/84
4 C.D. Coville Fonda, 4/19/80 Devil’s Bowl, 8/29/84
4 Kevin Collins Fonda, 7/25/90 Fonda, 8/16/94
4 Bobby Varin Fonda, 8/16/95 Orange County, 10/26/03
4 Jimmy Phelps Brewerton, 8/30/06 Merrittville, 8/4/08
3 Charlie Rudolph Fonda, 10/16/83 Ransomville, 9/5/86
3 Chuck McKee Orange County, 8/16/98 Orange County, 8/1/02
3 Pat Ward Can-Am, 7/16/98 Cayuga County, 9/4/05
3 Andy Bachetti Lebanon Valley, 8/5/04 Lebanon Valley, 9/7/08
2 Mike McLaughlin Canandaigua, 9/6/80 Rolling Wheels, 9/28/80
2 Don McGinnis Merrittville, 9/11/83 Canandaigua, 9/17/83
2 Tommy Corellis Lebanon Valley, 9/14/80 Lebanon Valley, 9/14/86
2 Davey Moore Ransomville, 8/4/81 Humberstone, 9/10/87
2 Rich Ricci Jr. Lebanon Valley, 7/28/94 Lebanon Valley, 9/7/97
2 J.R. Heffner Lebanon Valley, 8/10/00 Lebanon Valley, 9/9/06
2 Pat O’Brien Can-Am, 7/17/90 Brockville, 7/10/07
2 Vic Coffey NYS Fairgrounds, 10/13/02 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/7/07
1 Bernie Griffin Five Mile Point, 7/12/80
1 Lou Lazzaro Canandaigua, 7/23/80
1 Chuck Akulis Five Mile Point, 10/18/80
1 Harvey Hainer Ransomville, 9/11/81
1 Dick Larkin NYS Fairgrounds, 9/6/82
1 Gary Iulg Rolling Wheels, 9/6/82
1 Ken Brenn Jr. NYS Fairgrounds, 7/3/83
1 Larry Brolsma Orange County, 9/10/83
1 Freddy Brightbill New Venture, 9/29/85
1 Rich Eurich Orange County, 10/23/88
1 Kenny Schrader Sanair, 7/9/89
1 Geoff Bodine Thompson, 8/6/89
1 Mike Romano Fonda, 10/15/89
1 Reggie Ruggiero Thompson, 7/29/90
1 Walt Mitchell Woodhull, 7/31/91
1 Doug Worthing Five Mile Point, 8/14/91
1 Ron Smoker Merrittville, 8/5/92
1 Richie Tobias Jr. NYS Fairgrounds, 10/11/92
1 Danny O’Brien Can-Am, 8/30/95
1 Jimmy Hauser NYS Fairgrounds, 7/7/96
1 Eddie Marshall NYS Fairgrounds, 9/6/99
1 Steve Poirier Drummond, 7/8/02
1 Kevin Bolland Lowe’s, 4/5/03
1 Ricky Elliott Lowe’s, 4/3/04
1 Keith Hoffman New Egypt, 10/13/07
1 H.J. Bunting Georgetown, 7/17/08

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Fast Timers 1983-9/20/08 (239 events / 33 tracks / 48 drivers)
40 Brett Hearn Orange County, 10/24/86 Brewerton, 8/15/08
37 Billy Decker NYS Fairgrounds, 7/3/01 Lebanon Valley, 9/7/08
21 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 7/4/00 Cayuga County, 5/29/05
19 Tim Fuller New Egypt, 6/20/02 Canandaigua, 9/20/08
17 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/1/99 Merrittville, 8/4/08
9 Chuck Bower Cayuga County, 5/28/00 Lernerville, 8/3/05
9 Matt Sheppard Drummond, 7/12/04 Ransomville, 7/6/07
8 Bob McCreadie NYS Fairgrounds, 10/7/90 Fonda, 10/20/02
8 Gary Tomkins Drummond, 7/10/00 Rolling Wheels, 5/7/06
7 Alan Johnson Cayuga County, 5/26/02 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/06
5 Frank Cozze Orange County, 6/10/04 New Egypt, 8/15/07
5 Jimmy Phelps Drummond, 7/11/05 Can-Am, 8/16/08
5 Dale Planck Drummond, 7/10/06 Cornwall, 8/17/08
3 Billy Pauch NYS Fairgrounds, 10/12/86 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/9/88
3 Kenny Brightbill NYS Fairgrounds, 10/13/96 New Egypt, 8/2/00
3 Doug Hoffman NYS Fairgrounds, 10/11/87 Tri-City, 8/5/01
3 Andy Bachetti Orange County, 10/24/99 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
2 Jack Johnson NYS Fairgrounds, 10/7/84 Orange County, 10/28/84
2 Dave Blaney NYS Fairgrounds, 10/9/94 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/10/99
2 Jimmy Horton NYS Fairgrounds, 10/11/92 Big Diamond, 6/18/03
2 Bobby Varin NYS Fairgrounds, 10/11/98 Fonda, 7/17/03
2 Pat Ward Fonda, 7/19/00 Rolling Wheels, 9/23/06
2 Duane Howard Grandview, 7/18/07 Virginia, 5/1/08
1 Merv Treichler NYS Fairgrounds, 10/9/83
1 Rich Eurich Orange County, 10/30/83
1 Sammy Swindell NYS Fairgrounds, 10/13/85
1 Anthony Ferriauolo IV Orange County, 10/27/85
1 Joe Plazek NYS Fairgrounds, 10/10/93
1 Jeff Heotzler Orange County, 10/27/96
1 Chuck McKee Orange County, 10/25/98
1 Scott Prentice Rolling Wheels, 4/30/00
1 Danny Johnson Lebanon Valley, 8/10/00
1 A.J. Romano Rolling Wheels, 8/20/00
1 Ricky Elliott New Egypt, 6/21/01
1 Eddie Marshall Lebanon Valley, 8/2/01
1 Ron Smoker NYS Fairgrounds, 9/3/01
1 Frankie Caprara Lowe’s, 4/6/02
1 Todd Burley Cornwall, 7/7/02
1 Bucky Kell Hagerstown, 3/27/04
1 Justin Hears Rolling Wheels, 5/2/04
1 J.R. Heffner Lebanon Valley, 9/10/05
1 Rick Grosso Jr. New Egypt, 9/24/05
1 Pierre Berthiaume Brockville, 7/4/06
1 Rick Mill Orange County, 10/22/06
1 Ryan Phelps Cayuga County, 9/2/07
1 Vic Coffey Cayuga County, 5/25/08
1 Pat O’Brien Fulton, 6/7/08
1 David VanHorn Jr. Orange County, 7/31/08

Hoosier Remains DIRTcar Tire Of Choice: In 2008 Hoosier Tire expanded the options for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Modified divisions with the introduction of the new Hoosier D200. Along with the Hoosier D200, the existing DIRT soft compound will be labeled D300, current DIRT hard compound will be labeled D400 and the DIRT Extra Hard compound will become D500. Below is a list indicating the required Hoosier Tire compound(s) at those tracks hosting the remaining Big-Block Modified events on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series schedule.
Date Track Compound(s)
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway Pk D200, Soft/D300 or Hard/D400
Sun-Oct 12 New York State Fairgrounds Right side Extra, left side Hard/D400
Sun-Oct 19 Orange Co. Fair Speedway Soft/D300, Hard/D400 or Extra
*Tire rules are subject to change.

Shocking Results For Series Fast Qualifiers: For a third straight year, Integra Shocks is playing an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series during the upcoming race season. The fast driver during 2008 Advance Auto Parts Series qualifying will once again earn the ‘Integra Shocks Fast Time Award’ and the driver winning the most Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the season will collect a bonus set of four Integra Shocks ($1,400 value) at the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet on November 15. The Advance Auto Parts Series has recognized fast time trialers since 1983, with 1999 marking the first year the awards program included every tour event scheduled during the year. All-time Advance Series race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 38 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past two decades.

Drivers will continue to draw for their order in the ‘Integra Shocks Time Trials’ at nearly every Advance Series stop, with the fast timer once again selecting a second pill to determine how many cars (0, 2, 3 or 4) will be inverted to start each preliminary heat race. The ‘Integra Shocks Fast Time Award’ winner will collect $100 and five (5) bonus points and the top-three heat race finishers will earn additional bonus points as follows: 1st-5 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-1 pt. With this inversion format in place, a driver can now earn a maximum of 10 more points being the fast timer as well as a heat race winner.

Grand Slam Showcases Series: The customary pre-race re-draw among top heat race qualifiers will continue to be in effect throughout the summer, with season-ending events at the New York State Fairgrounds and Orange County Fair Speedway the only Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series stops awarding fast timers with pole-position starts (heat points will not be awarded at these shows). Lebanon Valley Speedway hosted the initial “200” and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park follows suit to make up the high-dollar Advance Series ‘Grand Slam’ in 2008.

Continuing to rank among the most prestigious races in the country, the Rite Aid 200 at the N.Y.S. Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Oct. 12, Eastern States 200 at Orange County on Oct. 19, Budweiser National 200 presented by Benjamin Moore Paints at Lebanon Valley on Sept. 7 and World Series Weekend BPG 200 at Rolling Wheels on Sept. 27 are the only 200-lap races on the annual tour. In 2008 these four signature events on the Advance Auto Parts Series formulate the prestigious ‘Grand Slam’ in DIRTcar Racing for Big-Block Modifieds.

In addition, the Lebanon Valley 200 winner (Andy Bachetti) is guaranteed the 7th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200 at Syracuse while the Rolling Wheels 200 winner automatically earns the 8th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200 fairgrounds finale. Tommy Meier was the first Orange County regular across the line in the Lebanon Valley 200 to earn the 7th starting spot in the Eastern States 200 line-up and the highest finishing OCFS regular driver (non-guaranteed) in the Rite Aid 200 clinches the 8th starting spot in the Eastern States 200.

This unique ‘Grand Slam’ features the $50,000-to-win Rite Aid 200 in the Salt City, $20,000-to-win Eastern States 200 in Middletown (NY), $10,000-to-win National 200 at the West Lebanon (NY) oval with another $10-grand on the line for the Rolling Wheels BPG National 200 winner. Syracuse and Orange County are the only Advance Auto Parts Series stops where the fast timers start on the pole and the top-six are locked into front three row starting positions while heats will be aligned in heads-up fashion. A special points system was implemented for these prominent races last season with each winner receiving 150 Series points and 50 points awarded to start.

Syracuse SDW Starters Guaranteed Through Series Success: Guaranteed starting berths in the Rite Aid 200 are once again up for grabs and in 2008 more drivers than ever before will be able to earn preferred starter status throughout the season for the richest DIRTcar Big-Block Modified event in the world. Winners of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series races and those among the top-12 in overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Modified Championship points heading into Super DIRT Week comprise the core group of drivers receiving guaranteed starting positions in the Rite Aid 200. Preferred starters are the next eligible drivers finishing behind an Advance Auto Parts Series race winner that is already locked into the Rite Aid 200 starting grid, as well as all three DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Regional point champions and every licensed Big-Block Modified track champion crowned this year.

In order to take advantage of their guaranteed starting positions in the Rite Aid 200, Advance Series race winners and top-12 Mr. DIRTcar point-getters must run time trials. Any guaranteed driver that fails to qualify through time trials or a Triple 20 will be added to the Rite Aid field in order of heat race results. Those drivers holding preferred status are afforded up front starting positions in the Dig Safely New York last-chance qualifier on Sunday, Oct. 12 if unable to qualify while running under the clocks or in heat race competition. The balance of the Rite Aid 200 line-up is filled in from the Dig Safely New York Shootout with the 45th starting spot going to the best overall finisher in Cayuga County Fair Speedway’s ‘Win & You’re In’ Twin 25s on Sat., Oct. 11.

Internet Feed From The Fast Track: For those fans unable to attend the 22nd World Series Weekend to see the ground-pounding 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in their Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series show September 27, they can log into on Saturday evening to hear all the action “LIVE” on the DIRT Radio Network presented by BUTLERbuilt. Host Danny Kapuscinski begins by reporting on every lap from Integra Shocks Time Trials to victory lane starting at 4:00pm ET, including heat races and then an action-packed BPG National 200 main event. *The DIRT Radio Network will also be webcasting the Mr. DIRTcar Championship card on Friday at RWR beginning with qualifying runs at 7 p.m. Cheer for your favorite driver, along with the 20,000 registered members who enjoy LIVE Racing coverage on the DIRT Network presented by BUTLERbuilt professional seat systems, the leader in custom seating. Call 704/784-1027 and let BUTLERbuilt build you an advantage!!!

To tune in visit, click on the LIVE Advance Auto Parts Modified link, and you’re off to the races. If you are unfamiliar with, click on the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and requirements for viewing the Live Events. Make sure that you register well in advance of our next show to help troubleshoot any problems you may encounter. Your basic tools will be a account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; both of which are FREE. For technical support or questions, e-mail The Dirt Radio Network is presented by BUTLERbuilt professional seat systems. BUTLERbuilt is the leader in custom seating. Call 704/784-1027 and let BUTLERbuilt build you an advantage!!!

Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRTcar Racing. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.

Tracks Know The Score: In the ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DIRTcar has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRTcar racing. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRTcar organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRTcar Racing events.

In just two more weeks, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s prized jewel takes center stage with the 37th Annual Rite Aid 200 Championship showcasing Super DIRT Week XXXVII, Oct. 7-12, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The two remaining point shows at Syracuse and Orange County Fair Speedway bring the 33rd successive season of DIRTcar Racing NE to a close in October.

2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
*All events subject to change
Wed-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Billy Pauch
Thr-Feb 14 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Brett Hearn
Fri-Feb 15 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Dale Planck
Sat-Feb 16 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Jimmy Horton
Sat-Mar 22 Hagerstown Speedway Weather-Cancelled
Thr-May 1 Virginia Motor Speedway Matt Sheppard(G)
Sun-May 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway Billy Decker(G)
Sun-May 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway Dale Planck(G)
Sun-May 25 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway D.Planck/Danny Johnson(P)
Sat-Jun 7 Fulton Speedway B.Decker/Brett Hearn(P)
Thr-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway B.Decker/Robbie Krull(P)
Thr-Jul 10 Brockville Ont Speedway B.Decker/Jimmy Phelps(P)
Fri-Jul 11 Autodrome Granby Brett Hearn(G)
Sat-Jul 12 Autodrome Drummond D.Planck/Steve Paine(P)
Wed-Jul 16 Grandview Speedway B.Decker/Jeff Strunk(P)
Thr-Jul 17 Georgetown Speedway H.J. Bunting(G)
Thr-Jul 31 Orange Co Fair Speedway B.Hearn/Chuck McKee(P)
Mon-Aug 4 Merrittville Speedway Jimmy Phelps(G)
Sat-Aug 9 Canandaigua Speedway B.Decker/Vic Coffey(P)
Sat-Aug 9 Canandaigua Speedway B.Decker/Justin Haers(P)
Fri-Aug 15 Brewerton Speedway B.Decker/Gary Tomkins(P)
Sat-Aug 16 Can-Am Motorsports Park Gary Tomkins(G)
Sun-Aug 17 Cornwall Motor Speedway G.Tomkins/Carey Terrance(P)
Sun-Aug 31 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Alan Johnson(G)
Sun-Aug 31 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway B.Decker/Frankie Caprara(P)
Mon-Sep 1 Rolling Wheels Raceway B.Decker/Roy Bresnahan(P)
Sat-Sep 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Andy Bachetti(G)
Fri-Sep 12 Lernerville Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Sat-Sep 20 Canandaigua Speedway A.Johnson/Tim Fuller(P)
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 12 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 19 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY

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