Advance Series Invades Land of Legends For RaceFest ’08 In Canandaigua
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Weedsport, NYSeptember 16, 2008 — By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

WHAT
The second stop in the 2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway is part of the season-ending Labatt Blue RaceFest Weekend, September 19-20. The Labatt Blue 100 for Big-Block Modifieds headlines the ‘Land of Legends’ card on Saturday, Sept. 20 with the 50-mile main event offering $6,000-to-win and valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championship. Also on the line 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 less than a month.

WHERE
Canandaigua Speedway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway.

WHEN
Canandaigua’s pit gates are scheduled to unlock Saturday at 4 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 5 o’clock with hot laps slated for 5:30 p.m. Integra Shocks Modified Time Trials will begin at 6 p.m. with heat race qualifiers taking the first green flag immediately after.

TICKETS
Adult (15-64 yrs.) general admission tickets on Saturday are $20 each, Senior Citizens (65 yrs.+) $18, Students (10-14 yrs) $5 and Children (9 yrs. + under) Free. A $35 two-day (Friday & Saturday) combo package is available for spectator seating over the weekend. For more information, please contact the DIRTcar NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) or Canandaigua Speedway on raceday (585/394-0961). General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate on race day.

WEB SITES
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series is at https://www.superdirtcarseries.com.
Canandaigua Speedway is at http://www.canandaiguaspeedway.com
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Canandaigua is a fast half-mile clay oval with Billy Decker establishing the single lap record in an Advance Auto Parts Series event last year when he circled the track in 17.125 seconds (105.109 mph) on August 9, 2007. Recently extending his all-time DIRTcar NorthEast record for consecutive titles to nine, Steve Paine used three feature wins over the summer to lock up his 10th track championship at the Ontario County Fairgrounds. Alan Johnson remains Canandaigua’s all-time win leader with 113 Big-Block Modified feature victories scored since 1975.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Including a pair of 50-lappers run in early August that were swept by tour points leader Billy Decker, Canandaigua Speedway has now staged 40 events in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series modern-day era. Along with charter members Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and the New York State Fairgrounds, only six of the 45 host tracks have run more Advance Series races since the tour started in 1980. Past winners at Canandaigua include Lou Lazzaro (1980), Mike McLaughlin (1980), Jack Johnson (1981, 1987), Will Cagle (1981), Alan Johnson (1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2002-2), Don McGinnis (1983), Steve Paine (1985, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003), Danny Johnson (1986, 1989-2, 1991, 1995), Bob McCreadie (1990-2, 1993-2, 1994), Brett Hearn (1991, 2004, 2007), Kenny Tremont (1992), Joe Plazek (1997), Tim McCreadie (2003), Gary Tomkins (2005-06), Matt Sheppard (2006) and Decker, who logged his first win at the Routes 5 & 20 oval in 1998.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRTcar SERIES
Canandaigua Speedway
(40 Evts)
DATE FIRST – SECOND – THIRD – FOURTH – FIFTH
8/9/08 Billy Decker – Dale Planck – Vic Coffey – Matt Sheppard – Steve Paine
8/9/08 Billy Decker – Dale Planck – Steve Paine – Matt Sheppard – Justin Haers
8/9/07 Brett Hearn – Tim Fuller – Vic Coffey – Frank Cozze – Alan Johnson
9/15/06 Matt Sheppard – Brett Hearn – Alan Johnson – Pat Ward – Jimmy Phelps
8/10/06 Gary Tomkins – Alan Johnson – Tim Fuller – Billy Decker – Brett Hearn
8/11/05 Gary Tomkins – Matt Sheppard – Brett Hearn – Mitch Gibbs-Tim McCreadie
9/26/04 Brett Hearn – Kenny Tremont – Billy Decker – Steve Paine – Pat Ward
8/12/04 -RAIN-
9/25/03 Steve Paine – Gary Tomkins – Tim McCreadie – Tim Fuller – Chuck Bower
8/6/03 Tim McCreadie – Brett Hearn – Alan Johnson – Vic Coffey – Billy Decker
9/14/02 Alan Johnson – Bob McCreadie -Chuck Bower-Bobby Varin-Chuck Hebing
8/7/02 Alan Johnson – Brett Hearn – Tim Fuller – Steve Paine – Gary Tomkins
8/9/01 Steve Paine – Brett Hearn – Tim McCreadie – Tim Fuller – Charlie Donk
6/28/00 Steve Paine-Alan Johnson-Danny Johnson-Gary Tomkins-Tim McCreadie
9/1/99 Steve Paine – Billy Decker – Bob McCreadie-Tim McCreadie-Alan Johnson
8/20/98 Billy Decker – Pat Ward – Bob McCreadie – Brett Hearn – Kenny Tremont
7/31/97 Joe Plazek – Billy Decker – Jack Johnson – Bob McCreadie – Jimmy Horton
8/29/96 Alan Johnson-Doug Hoffman-Danny Johnson-Joe Plazek-Kenny Tremont
7/26/95 Danny Johnson – Joe Plazek – Bob McCreadie – Pat Ward – Tim Fuller
8/10/94 Bob McCreadie – Alan Johnson – Joe Plazek-Danny Johnson-Steve Paine
9/11/93 Bob McCreadie – Doug Hoffman – Joe Plazek-Steve Paine-Kenny Tremont
8/11/93 Bob McCreadie – Doug Hoffman – Alan Johnson – Pat Ward – Ricky Elliott
9/12/92 Alan Johnson-Jeff Heotzler-Danny Johnson-Kenny Tremont-Jack Johnson
8/11/92 Kenny Tremont – Ricky Elliott – Alan Johnson – Mitch Gibbs – Brett Hearn
9/22/91 Brett Hearn – Bob McCreadie – Kevin Collins-Alan Johnson-Doug Hoffman
8/13/91 Danny Johnson – Jack Johnson – Steve Paine-Steve Schultz-Jeff Heotzler
9/8/90 Bob McCreadie-Joe Plazek-Kenny Tremont -Robbie Green-Greg Gleisner
7/18/90 Bob McCreadie – Frank Cozze – Steve Paine – Charlie Donk – Curt VanPelt
9/9/89 Danny Johnson-Doug Hoffman-Alan Johnson-Bob McCreadie-K.Brightbill
7/31/89 Danny Johnson-Bob McCreadie-Frank Cozze-Ken Brightbill-Alan Johnson
9/10/88 Alan Johnson – Chuck Akulis – Mark Elsie – Curt VanPelt – Pat Ward
10/17/87 Jack Johnson – Bob McCreadie – Alan Johnson – Jimmy Horton-Lin Hough
9/6/86 Danny Johnson-Alan Johnson-Charlie Rudolph-Jack Johnson-K Tremont
9/7/85 Steve Paine-Bob McCreadie-Charlie Rudolph-Jack Johnson-Ken Tremont
9/8/84 Alan Johnson – Jack Johnson – Charlie Rudolph – Brett Hearn – Dave Lape
9/17/83 Don McGinnis-Bob McCreadie-Merv Treichler-Charlie Castle – Ken Tremont
9/11/82 Alan Johnson – Dave Lape – Will Cagle – Bob McCreadie – Jeff Kappesser
9/19/81 Will Cagle – Merv Treichler – Alan Johnson – Davey Moore – Danny Johnson
8/19/81 Jack Johnson – Danny Johnson – Darrell Welty – Davey Moore – Gary Iulg
9/6/80 Mike McLaughlin – Will Cagle – Jack Johnson – Chuck Akulis – Dave Lape
7/23/80 Lou Lazzaro – Davey Moore – Alan Johnson – Mike McLaughlin – Jack Johnson

TRACK HISTORY
Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Canandaigua Speedway stands as one of the most revered ovals on the entire DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit. The popular half-miler has been in existence for over a half-century, with 2008 marking the 32nd season of stock car racing under the DIRTcar banner. First opening on Memorial Day in 1953, the “Fastlands of the Finger Lakes” gained instant notoriety with current DIRT Hall of Famers Dutch Hoag and Elmer Musclow turning it into a weekend home. Western New York standouts Billy Rafter, Kenny Meahl and Ed Ortiz as well as eastern invaders Pete Corey, Billy Wimble and Lou Lazzaro soon followed in victory lane, further showcasing some of the best Sportsman Modified talent in the Northeast. Future national Modified champion Jerry Cook captured the 1964 Canandaigua Speedlands’ points crown before the track temporarily closed. New management surfaced in 1972 and a second promoter in three years gave way to still more uncertainty. DIRT founder Glenn Donnelly took control of the Ontario County Fairgrounds’ speedplant in 1977 and offered instant stablility. He remained there until the end of 2004 when the organization was acquired by a new group of investors, today officially recognized as DIRTcar under the parent company World Racing Group. Names like Will Cagle, Merv Treichler, Mike McLaughlin, Alan and Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Steve Paine, Canadian Joe Plazek and Billy Decker soon made the headlines, once and for all establishing the facility as the “Land of Legends” for generations to come. Currently some of the nation’s top short track stars —including Advance Auto Parts Series regulars Steve Paine, Gary Tomkins, Matt Sheppard and Justin Haers— can be found in Canandaigua every Saturday night throughout the summer months. The premier DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds are joined weekly by open-wheel Sportsman Modified and full-fender Street Stock and PureStox divisions with a number of specials mixed in between.

2008 RACE REVIEW
Billy Decker continued to ride the wave of success in the 2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, capturing both ends of the Ferris Mowers Twin 50s on August 9 at Canandaigua Speedway to extend his lead even further after 15 of 27 scheduled point races. The Unadilla, New York veteran surpassed his own single-season Advance Series win mark by scoring a division-high seventh tour victory in the nightcap, giving him 46 on the all-time list to rank fifth. Decker’s only other Advance Series win at Canandaigua was registered in 1998 — the same year he claimed the track title as well as his first and only overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Championship. Dale Planck was just as consistent as Decker, securing runner-up honors in each segment while Canandaigua regulars Steve Paine (5th, 3rd) and Matt Sheppard (4th, 4th) also placed among the front-five on both occasions. Vic Coffey finished third in the opener and Justin Haers filed into fifth in the 50-lap finale, with both drivers earning preferred starter status in the prestigious Rite Aid 200 Championship race on Oct. 12 of Super DIRT Week XXXVII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

With flashes of lightning illuminating the overcast sky and a storm lingering in the distance, outside pole-sitter Coffey jumped out front early in round one before Decker chased him down to take control on lap 28. Planck started 12th in the 31-car field, charged into fifth by the halfway mark and grabbed second exiting turn two in a magnificent three-wide maneuver on lap 46 that split low running Coffey and a lapped car. While starting third in the lid-lifter, Decker drew to invert the top-eight in the second twin leaving second-generation upstart Ryan Phelps to fill the first-place void on the grid. With the initial 35 laps run straight through under green, Phelps staved off numerous bids for the early lead by Alan Johnson before Coffey blasted high around both front-runners in another daring three-wide dash to take his second lead of the night on lap 11. Canandaigua points leader Paine ducked low in turn two to move to the point on lap 19, yet Decker’s LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell machine was too potent to handle and the ‘Franklin Flyer’ forged the third and final lead change with 20 laps still to go.

DRIVER WEB SITES
Sean Beardsley – http://www.teamjir.com
Billy Decker – http://www.gypsumracing.com
Tim Fuller – http://www.gypsumracing.com
Justin Haers – http://www.justinhaers.com
Brett Hearn – http://www.bretthearn.com
Danny Johnson – http://www.teamjir.com
Pat O’Brien – http://www.gypsumracing.com
Steve Paine – http://stevepaine.painemotorsports.com
Jimmy Phelps – http://www.jimmyphelps.com
Ryan Phelps – http://www.ryanphelps.com, http://www.gypsumracing.com
Matt Sheppard – http://www.matt-sheppard.com
Larry Wight – http://www.gypsumracing.com

Overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings
(Thru Sept. 7, 2008)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins T-5 T-10 Starts
1 91 Billy Decker 2,111 1,811 300 0 10 17 21 22
2 77x Dale Planck 1,961 1,669 292 -150 3 16 19 22
3 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,896 1,622 274 -215 1 12 20 22
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,867 1,579 288 -244 2 9 19 22
5 84 Gary Tomkins 1,796 1,500 296 -315 2 9 18 22
6 9s Matt Sheppard 1,686 1,402 284 -425 1 7 16 22
7 FX1 Frankie Caprara 1,590 1,298 292 -521 0 2 13 22
8 7x Steve Paine 1,500 1,208 292 -611 0 8 9 21
9 3 Justin Haers 1,414 1,156 258 -697 0 2 13 21
10 99 Ryan Phelps 1,407 1,151 256 -704 0 0 7 22
11 14J Alan Johnson 1,322 1,034 288 -789 1 4 10 18
12 27J Danny Johnson 1,282 1,142 140 -829 0 4 6 22
13 49 Billy Dunn 1,281 1,029 252 -830 0 0 2 22
14 99L Larry Wight® 1,000 778 222 -1,111 0 0 1 19
15 6 Pat O’Brien 901 617 284 -1,210 0 0 2 15
16 29 Jeff Brownell Jr 763 533 230 -1,348 0 0 1 13
17 42B Kevin Bates 691 439 252 -1,420 0 0 0 12
18 99b Chuck Bower 564 318 246 -1,547 0 0 0 10
19 79 Michael Storms® 509 255 254 -1,602 0 0 1 6
20 5 Jason Potter 489 239 250 -1,622 0 0 0 7
21 16 Mike Bowman 475 243 232 -1,636 0 0 0 7
22 88 Steve Hulsizer 463 221 242 -1,648 0 0 0 5
23 48T Dave Rauscher 453 227 226 -1,658 0 0 1 6
24 91h Chad Homan 450 232 218 -1,661 0 0 0 7
25 93 Ryan Bartlett 443 193 250 -1,668 0 0 0 5
26 4 Andy Bachetti 441 153 288 -1,670 1 1 1 1
27 71 David VanHorn Jr 431 171 260 -1,680 0 0 0 3
28 56 Vince Vitale 430 188 242 -1,681 0 0 0 5
29 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 420 184 236 -1,691 0 0 0 7
30 74 J.R. Heffner 410 146 264 -1,701 0 1 1 1
31 62s Tom Sears Jr. 410 142 268 -1,701 0 0 0 4
32 98 Eddie Marshall 407 145 262 -1,704 0 1 1 1
33 77F Mark Flach Jr. 403 135 268 -1,708 0 1 1 1
34 24 Chris Shultz 402 146 256 -1,709 0 0 0 2
35 1x Willy Decker 402 126 276 -1,709 0 0 1 2
36 44 Shannon Whaley 397 195 202 -1,714 0 0 0 6
37 8 Rob Bellinger 388 132 256 -1,723 0 0 0 4
38 89b Todd Burley 378 120 258 -1,733 0 1 1 3
39 43 Keith Flach 375 123 252 -1,736 0 0 0 3
40 33.3 Tommy Meier 373 125 248 -1,738 0 0 1 1
41 19 Chuck McKee 366 96 270 -1,745 0 1 1 1
42 32c Vic Coffey 356 190 166 -1,755 0 1 1 4
43 24 Jim Witko Jr. 354 92 262 -1,757 0 0 0 2
44 53e Ric Hill 353 121 232 -1,758 0 0 1 2
45 47 Jerry Higbie 351 85 266 -1,760 0 1 1 1
46 90 Scott Parliament 350 88 262 -1,761 0 0 0 2
47 115 Kenny Tremont 349 79 270 -1,762 0 0 0 1
48 87 Hector Stratton 346 112 234 -1,765 0 0 1 1
49 777 Kevin Bolland 340 40 300 -1,771 0 0 0 1
50 13 Tony Steiner® 337 179 158 -1,774 0 0 0 4
51 18w Scott Webb 334 62 272 -1,777 0 0 1 1
52 93x Craig Mitchell 333 111 222 -1,778 0 0 0 2
53 66 Jeff Heotzler 332 58 274 -1,779 0 0 0 1
54 45J Wayne Jelley 331 77 254 -1,780 0 0 0 1
55 60 Brian Berger 330 88 242 -1,781 0 0 0 1
56 6 Pete Taylor 325 127 198 -1,786 0 0 0 4
57 02 Roy Bresnahan 324 122 202 -1,787 0 0 1 2
58 14 Lorne Browe 306 92 214 -1,805 0 0 0 1
59 11j Sean Beardsley 305 139 166 -1,806 0 0 0 4
60 99 Charlie Donk 305 53 252 -1,806 0 0 0 2

2008 Gater Racing News Big-Block Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS 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-Heffner, 6-Meier

2008 Integra Shocks Big-Block Modified Time Trials *New Record
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
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

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
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.Shelodn, K.Tremont

NEWS & NOTES
Rite Aid Super Ticket Giveaway
: Record-setting Canandaigua champion and veteran Advance Auto Parts Series star Steve Paine from Waterloo, N.Y. will be appearing at a Rite Aid Pharmacy during the upcoming weekend. Paine is slated to appear at the Rite Aid Store on 91 Eastern Boulevard in Canandaigua on Saturday, September 20 from 12noon to 2 pm. Posing beside his yellowbird Tallmadge Tire no. 7x Swarthout Recycling-Instant Heat Wood Pellets-Ramada On The Lake/Troyer Big-Block Modified race car, the overall 2000 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 Canandaigua Speedway 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 are scheduled throughout the season at pharmacies located across the Northeast. Each pharmacy promotion will feature 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 www.riteaid.com. For race information, please visit www.superdirtcarseries.com or www.dirtcar.com.

Rite Aid Ticket Give-Away Track Schedule
*All driver appearances scheduled from 12noon-2pm except Lebanon Valley & Syracuse, both 10am-12noon.
DATE TRACK (PHONE) Driver / Store Location (phone)
Sat-Sep 20 Canandaigua Speedway (585/394-0961) Steve Paine / 91 Eastern Blvd-Canandaigua,NY (585/394-2987)
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.

Canandaigua Boasts ’08 Win Leaders: The middle of the September month has passed and 24 tracks have hosted DIRTcar Big-Block Modified races in 2008. Seven of the 58 drivers scoring victories in the 141 features run have taken checkered flags at Canandaigua Speedway including division leader Billy Decker (3 wins) who has amassed a circuit-high 22 triumphs 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 standout Dale Planck rank right behind with seven each. Advance Series stars Brett Hearn, Matt Sheppard, Gary Tomkins and Alan Johnson own 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 37 more drivers having reached victory lane once heading down the stretch. Sheppard, Tomkins and Paine have also graced Canandaigua’s victory lane while Vic Coffey, Todd Burley and Haers have registered their only wins of the season at the Land of Legends.

Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champions
YEAR CHAMPION (wins) ROOKIE of the YEAR
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: 1980-9/7/08 (615 events / 45 tracks / 67 drivers)
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
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
48 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Cayuga County, 8/31/08
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 1983-9/7/08 (238 events / 33 tracks / 48 drivers)
EVTS DRIVER FIRST FAST TIME LAST FAST TIME
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
18 Tim Fuller New Egypt, 6/20/02 Rolling Wheels, 9/1/08
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 20 Canandaigua Speedway D200, Soft/D300 or Hard/D400
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 and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park host the initial “200s” 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.

Land of Legends “LIVE” On DIRTvision: For those fans unable to make the trip to wine country to see the ground-pounding 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in their Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series show on September 20, they can log into www.dirtvision.com on Saturday to enjoy both LIVE audio and video coverage of the LaBatt Blue RaceFest Weekend finale. Host Shane Andrews begins by reporting on every lap from Integra Shocks Time Trials to victory lane starting at 6:00pm ET, including heat races and then an action-packed 100-lap feature event. 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 www.dirtvision.com, click on the LIVE Advance Auto Parts Modified link, and you’re off to the races. If you are unfamiliar with Dirtvision.com, 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 DIRTVision.com account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; both of which are FREE. For technical support or questions, e-mail customerservice@dirtvision.com. 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 www.raceceiver.com, 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.

UPCOMING EVENT
The final Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series point event of the month arrives next weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park before teams make their final run toward the coveted overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championship in October. Activity culminates on Saturday, September 27 with the $10,000-to-win BPG National 200 during the 22nd World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend presented by Taylor Rental of Auburn at Rolling Wheels.

2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
*All events subject to change
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DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/RITE AID 200 QUALIFIER
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 Canandaigua,NY
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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ADVANCE AUTO PARTS MODIFIED SERIES SPONSORS
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 and Hoosier Racing Tire. Rite Aid Corporation is a promotional partner and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Dig Safely New York, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries.