All-Star Weekend Showcases Premier Big-Block Modified Series at Cayuga County
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Weedsport, NYJuly 14, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

WHAT
The 2009 Super DIRTcar Series returns as the major attraction during the inaugural edition of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport, New York. Three straight days of trackside activity —including Sportsman, Street Stock, CRSA (Capital Region Sprint Agency) 305 Sprint, Pro Late Model and Xcel 600 Modified racing— on the historic 3/8-miler culminate Sunday, July 19 with the headline ‘All-Star 100’ boasting a first-place cash prize of $20,000 to the Big-Block Modified winner from the total weekend purse approaching $100,000. On tap for Saturday is a $3,000-to-win, 50-lap Super DIRTcar Series preliminary points event, with each Big-Block qualifier also contending in a unique ‘Exemption Dash’ offering a full purse. The winner of both Modified mains also earns valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship and receives an automatic starting berth in the prestigious Rite Aid 200 on October 11 of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

WHERE
Just one hour east of Rochester and only 20 minutes west of Syracuse, Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located at the fairgrounds on the east end of the village of Weedsport just one mile off exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.

WHEN
DIRTcar All-Star Weekend: July 17-19, 2009
*All tmes and events subject to change.
DAY / DATE-TIME / EVENT
Thursday, July 16
9:00am…..Ticket Office open for reserved seats
12noon…..Reserved Camping area opens
(Campers must have an All-Star Reserved camping permit to be admitted)
9:00pm…..Early Reserved Camping access ends
Friday, July 17
9:00am…..Reserved and General Camping opens
(Campers must have a All-Star camping permit to be admitted)
9:00am…..Ticket Office open for reserved seats
4:00pm…..Pit Gates open, All-Star 100 Modified Pit Parking begins
5:00pm…..Grandstand Gates open
6:30pm…..CRSA Sprint Car Heat Engines, Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series Hot laps,
CRSA Sprint Car Hot laps, All-Star 100 Modified Hot Laps
7:30pm…..Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series Heats (8 laps), CRSA Sprint Heats, All Star 100 Modified Hot laps, Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series Consolations (8 laps), CRSA Sprint B-Main, Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series Feature (25 laps), CRSA Sprint Feature, All Star 100 Modified Hot Laps.
Saturday, July 18
9:00am…..Ticket Office opens for reserved seats
11:00am…..All-Star Fan Zone open
12noon (until sold out)…..Weedsport Fire Department Benefit Chicken BBQ
2:00pm…..Pit Gates open
3:00pm…..Grandstand and Infield Park & Thrill gates open
5:30pm…..Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Hot Laps, Modified Hot Laps, DIRTCar Pro LM Hot Laps
6:30pm…..Modified Group Time Trials (3 laps)
7:00pm…..Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Heats (8 laps), Modified Heats (10 laps), DIRTcar Pro LM Heats (8 laps), Modified and Sportsman Re-draw, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Consolations (8 laps), Modified Consolations, DIRTcar Pro LM Feature (15 laps), Modified All-Star Exemption Dash (15 laps, Top-2 finishers advance to Sunday redraw), Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (30 laps),Modified Super DIRTcar Series Preliminary Feature (50 laps) $3000-to-win.
*Live Music by “Infinite Jesture” in All-Star Fan Zone after racing ends.
Sunday, July 19
9:00am…..Ticket Office open for reserved seats
11:00am…..All-Star Fan Zone opens
12noon…..Pit Gates open
1:00pm…..DIRTcar Drivers vs. Fans Cornhole Challenge
2:00pm…..Judging Begins for Mike’s Hard Lemonade All-Star Weekend Tailgating Championship
2:00pm…..Grandstand and Infield Park and Thrill gates open
5:00pm…..All-Star Modified Hot Lap, Xcel 600 Hot laps
5:45pm…..Modified Group Time Trials
6:30pm…..All-Star 100 Modified Heats (10 laps), Xcel 600 Heat Races, All-Star 100 Modified Redraw, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Tailgating Competition Awards Announced, All-Star 100 Modified Consolations (10 laps), Xcel 600 Feature, Dig Safely NY B-Main (20 laps)
8:45pm…..All-Star 100 Pre-Race Ceremonies and Driver Introductions
9:00pm…..All-Star 100 Green Flag
9:45pm…..All-Star 100 Post-Race Ceremony.

TICKETS/CAMPING & VIP CLUB
*Packages available for a single day and multiple days
A two-day (Sat/Sun) reserved ticket package can be purchased in advance for only $49, that includes a special pit pass for Saturday’s titanic tripleheader featuring Super DIRTcar Series preliminary action, a Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman tour stop plus the Pro Late Model debut at The Port. Adult general admission tickets will be sold only on race day for $12 (Fri.), $20 (Sat.) and $30 (Sun.), with seniors 65 yrs. & older ($10, $18, $28) and students 10-14 ($5, $10, $20) gaining access to the weekend show at a further reduced rate. Kids 9 & under are admitted free all three days. An infield ‘Park & Thrill’ pass that allows access to the infield stage will also be available on race day for $10 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Good for one day or the entire All-Star Weekend, camping permits are $50 for reserved spots and $30 for general camping. Only reserved camping pass holders will be granted early access to the grounds beginning Thursday at 12noon while general campers will have to wait until Friday at 9 a.m. Nightly costs for the limited number of All-Star VIP Club cards issued are $40 (Fri.), $60 (Sat.) and $75 (Sun.), with each coming complete with food and beverage provisions along with a premium parking pass and special pass for pit admission. VIP space can be secured over the entire weekend for a one-time fee of $125.

WEB SITES
All-Star Weekend is at www.allstar100weekend.com.
Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series is at www.superdirtcarseries.com.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is at http://www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Cayuga County is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval with weekly shows held on Sundays throughout the summer. Alan Johnson established the single lap record in a Super DIRTcar Series event when he circled the track in 15.647 seconds (86.279 mph) on Sept. 3, 2006. Once again on top of the CCFS standings with eight of the top-11 slots filled by touring drivers, ‘A.J. Slideways’ is also the defending Cayuga County season points champion. Johnson captured the ’09 season-opener in Weedsport with Steve Paine (2), Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, Matt Sheppard, Chad Phelps and Chad Homan taking the other Modified checkered flags at The Port this season.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Although All-Star Weekend makes its debut this season on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, the hub of DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast has run off 44 Big-Block Modified features since tour events counted towards the overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship in 1980. Danny Johnson (8) tops the truly all-star list of 15 drivers that have captured extra-distance victories at The Port, followed closest by the legendary ‘Barefoot’ Bob McCreadie (7) and Alan Johnson (6), with Billy Decker (4), his mentor Jack Johnson (4), second-generation standout Tim McCreadie (3), Tim Fuller (3) and current Super DIRTcar Series points leader Brett Hearn (2) the only other repeat winners. The precursor to the All-Star 100 at Cayuga County was the ‘Northeast Championship’ that began in September 1972 and continued through 1989, with the Modified main extended from 150 to 200 laps in between. Floridian Will Cagle was in total command of the extra-distance shows staged at the fairgrounds, copping six of the first seven 150-lap Northeast title runs while popular Pennsylvanian Kenny Brightbill claimed the 200-lap finale in ’89.
Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Winners (1980-2008)
2008 – Alan Johnson and Billy Decker on Aug. 31, Dale Planck on May 25; 2007 – Billy Decker and Alan Johnson on Sept. 2, Danny Johnson and Tim Fuller on Aug. 19; 2006 – Alan Johnson on Sept. 3, Danny Johnson on May 28; 2005 – Pat Ward on Sept. 4, Tim Fuller on May 29; 2004 – Tim Fuller on Sept. 5, Gary Tomkins on May 30; 2003 – Billy Decker on Aug. 31, Alan Johnson on May 25; 2002 – Alan Johnson on Sept. 1, Tim McCreadie on May 26; 2001 – Tim McCreadie on Sept. 2, Tim McCreadie on July 5; 2000 – Billy Decker on Sept. 3, Danny Johnson on May 28; 1999 – Bob McCreadie on Sept. 5; 1998 – Danny Johnson on Sept. 6; 1997 – Bob McCreadie on Aug. 31; 1996 – Danny Johnson on Sept. 1; 1995 – Bob McCreadie on Sept. 3; 1994 – Bob McCreadie on Sept. 4; 1993 – Brett Hearn on Aug. 18; 1992 – Danny Johnson on Sept. 13; 1991 – Steve Paine on Sept. 8; 1990 – Brett Hearn on July 31; 1989 – Kenny Brightbill on Sept. 24, Danny Johnson on Aug. 20; 1988 – Jack Johnson on Sept. 11; 1987 – Bob McCreadie on Sept. 13; 1986 – Danny Johnson on Sept. 7; 1985 – Bob McCreadie on Sept. 8; 1984 – Bob McCreadie on Sept. 9; 1983 – Jack Johnson on Sept. 18; 1982 – Alan Johnson on Sept. 12; 1981 – Merv Treichler on Sept. 20, Will Cagle on Aug. 12; 1980 – Jack Johnson on Sept. 21, Jack Johnson on July 16.

TRACK HISTORY
For many years known as Weedsport Speedway, the Cayuga County Fair Speedway and surrounding fairgrounds have grown in both size and stature since the early era of stock car racing. Under the guidance of Drivers Independent Race Tracks founder Glenn Donnelly, the modernized facility has gained national recognition as the headquarters of DIRTcar Racing Northeast and site of the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum. One of three founding-member speedways in 1976 when DIRTcar was formed, the 2009 season marks Cayuga County’s 55th consecutive year of stock car racing with the first event staged in July of 1955. When Stanley Dudzinski first began carving out a third-mile oval in his berry patch using railroad ties to mark the frontstretch wall, he never dreamed that five decades later the same field would become synonymous with the leading short-track sanctioning body of dirt racing in the country and offer nationally televised —today webcast to surfers around the world— Big-Block Modified events. This season over 25 race dates were inked to include open-wheel Modified, winged Sprint Car, full-fender Pro Late Model, Street Stock and BattleKarz racing, with events running from the end of April through Super DIRT Week in October.

2008 RACE REVIEWS
MAY: In a matter of weeks, Dale Planck doubled his career output as he put the RezX Racing no. 77x Grow It Hydroseeding-Action Race Parts/TEO in victory lane Sunday night at Cayuga County Fair Speedway after capturing the Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame Classic presented by Ferris Mowers. Planck’s fourth career Series win was his second-ever Big-Block Modified triumph at the home of DIRTcar Northeast and netted him the $6,000 top prize plus pulled him to within three points of leader Brett Hearn in his bid for the elusive overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship. The 76-lap Modified main was slowed by just three caution periods with third-place starter Planck grabbing the lead from pole-sitter Justin Haers on lap 21 and outlasting last year’s Hall of Fame Classic co-winner Danny Johnson to claim the decisive victory. Reigning Cayuga County points king Jimmy Phelps charged into third at the stripe followed by Tim Fuller and Haers while two-time and ’07 Syracuse Rite Aid 200 Champion Vic Coffey kicked off the holiday weekend activity by setting his first-ever Series fast time in Integra Shocks Time Trials.

SEPTEMBER: For the second straight year it was open-wheel veterans Alan Johnson and Billy Decker sharing the spotlight in victory lane over Labor Day Weekend at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, with each scoring $3,000 wins in the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Budweiser Twin 54s presented by Taylor Rental on Sunday night. ‘A.J. Slideways’ started fifth in the lid-lifter, methodically worked his way forward in the Spra-King Racing no. 1J Jake Spraker Used Cars & Trucks/Bicknell mount, and took advantage of the only caution on lap 38 to overtake race-long leader Frankie Caprara en route to a decisive two-second victory. Caprara settled for runner-up honors followed by Dale Planck, Gary Tomkins and Jimmy Phelps.

For the nightcap, Johnson re-drew ‘9’ to invert the first five rows of the grid yet as soon as the green flag flew to begin round two, a mid-pack tangle involving a half-dozen cars forced an early slowdown. Back under green flag conditions, Justin Haers out-dragged front row partner Matt Sheppard to take an early lead in the 54-lapper and was able to hold off ‘Super Matt’ until the Waterloo, New York native was finally able to find make a clean pass low to complete lap 12. While Johnson waited patiently to move forward in the opening race, Decker was far more forceful in the after the sun set as he blasted high aboard the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell machine to move from fourth to second on a lap 13 restart, disposing of Sheppard on lap 15 with Tomkins following in pursuit just two laps later. Tomkins completed his mission to the front on the 21st circuit and for a dozen laps the top-two jockeyed for position both high and low in and out of traffic. Decker forged the final lead change high across the line to complete lap 32, with Tomkins managing to creep up to a single car-length at the wire followed by Planck, Sheppard and Alan Johnson to round out the front-five at the stripe.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Point Standings (Through July 12, 2009)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Diff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 20 Brett Hearn 682 682 0 2 7 7 7
2 91 Billy Decker 562 562 -120 2 4 4 7
3 98H Jimmy Phelps 532 532 -150 0 3 5 7
4 9s Matt Sheppard 513 513 -169 1 3 4 7
5 77x Dale Planck 465 465 -217 0 1 3 7
6 3 Justin Haers 448 448 -234 0 0 3 7
7 84 Gary Tomkins 440 440 -242 0 0 4 7
8 99 Ryan Phelps 419 419 -263 0 1 3 7
9 66 Danny Johnson 399 399 -283 0 1 2 7
10 4 Mike Storms 389 389 -293 0 0 2 7
11 49 Billy Dunn 389 389 -293 0 1 1 7
12 99L Larry Wight 343 343 -339 0 0 0 7
13 14J Alan Johnson 320 320 -362 1 1 3 5
14 29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 271 271 -411 0 1 1 5
15 1F Stewart Friesen 255 255 -427 0 2 3 3
16 74 Tim Fuller 198 198 -484 0 1 1 3
17 8 Rich Scagliotta 193 193 -489 0 0 0 3
18 7x Steve Paine 144 144 -538 0 0 2 2
19 1H David Hebert 140 140 -542 0 1 1 2
20 FX1 Frankie Caprara 138 138 -544 0 0 2 2
21 42p Pat Ward 131 131 -551 0 0 1 2
22 22 Mario Clair 127 127 -555 0 0 0 2
23 6 Pat O’Brien 121 121 -561 0 1 1 1
24 43 Keith Flach 111 111 -571 0 0 0 2
25 34b Andy Bachetti 110 110 -572 0 1 1 1
26 21 Yan Bussiere 97 97 -585 0 0 0 2
27 97 Michel Chicoine 95 95 -587 0 0 0 2
28 60 Brian Berger 86 86 -596 0 1 1 1
29 73 Alain Boisvert 82 82 -600 0 0 1 1
30 33.3 Tommy Meier 81 81 -601 0 1 1 1
31 77F Mark Flach Jr. 81 81 -601 0 1 1 1
32 57 Donnie Corellis 77 77 -605 0 0 1 1
33 42 Pete Bicknell 76 76 -606 0 0 1 1
34 09 Willy Decker 71 71 -611 0 0 1 1
35 42 Guy Sheldon 71 71 -611 0 0 1 1
36 62 Tom Sears Jr. 68 68 -614 0 0 0 1
37 98 Eddie Marshall 66 66 -616 0 0 0 1
38 54 Steve Bernard 65 65 -617 0 0 1 1
39 07 Tim Kerr 65 65 -617 0 0 0 1
40 123 Robbie Krull 60 60 -622 0 0 0 1
41 64 Donnie Ackner 59 59 -623 0 0 0 1
42 26 Ryan Godown 57 57 -625 0 0 0 1
43 44 Sebastien Gougeon 56 56 -626 0 0 0 1
44 76 Travis Braun 56 56 -626 0 0 0 1
45 3 Claude Brouillard 54 54 -628 0 0 0 1
46 14 Jimmy Horton 53 53 -629 0 0 0 1
47 88 Krey Sandstedt 52 52 -630 0 0 0 1
48 46 Kayle Robidoux 51 51 -631 0 0 0 1
49 115 Kenny Tremont Jr. 51 51 -631 0 0 0 1
50 23 Dany Bilodeau 50 50 -632 0 0 0 1
51 3d Dexter Stacey 50 50 -632 0 0 0 1
52 66w Wallace Stacey 50 50 -632 0 0 0 1
53 44 Shannon Whaley 50 50 -632 0 0 0 1
54 1H Tim Hindley 50 50 -632 0 0 0 1
55 02 Roy Bresnahan 48 48 -634 0 0 0 1
56 17c Bobby Davidson 48 48 -634 0 0 0 1
57 24 Jim Witko Jr. 46 46 -636 0 0 0 1
58 16 Mike Bowman 45 45 -637 0 0 0 1
59 88k Randy Chrysler 45 45 -637 0 0 0 1
60 55 Mike King 45 45 -637 0 0 0 1
61 39 Clement Therrien 44 44 -638 0 0 0 1
62 17 Sean Beardsley 44 44 -638 0 0 0 1
63 26 Rick Richner 44 44 -638 0 0 0 1
64 87 Hector Stratton 44 44 -638 0 0 0 1
65 33 Mike Mahaney 43 43 -639 0 0 0 1
66 48T Dave Rauscher 43 43 -639 0 0 0 1
67 28 Scott Kerwin 43 43 -639 0 0 0 1
68 99B Chuck Bower 42 42 -640 0 0 0 1
69 3b Chad Brachmann 42 42 -640 0 0 0 1
70 21m Bob McGannon 42 42 -640 0 0 0 1
71 8R Rob Bellinger 41 41 -641 0 0 0 1
72 20 Jeff McGinnis 41 41 -641 0 0 0 1
73 89b Todd Burley 41 41 -641 0 0 0 1
74 24s Chris Shultz 41 41 -641 0 0 0 1
75 85 David Langlois 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
76 63 Dominic Dufault 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
77 74 Fredric Gamache 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
78 49 Francois Berrier 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
79 83x Tim Sears 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
80 198h Erick Rudolph 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
81 44v Phil Vigneri Jr. 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
82 93 Richie Vinson 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
83 72 Tommy Flannigan 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
84 24v Bobby Varin 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
85 12a Jack Johnson 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
86 33 Ray Swinehart 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
87 39 Ryan Larkin 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
88 87x Paul Gilardi 40 40 -642 0 0 0 1
89 14 Pierre Berthiaume 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
90 4k Jasmine Levieille 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
91 39a Alain Therrien 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
92 6T Pete Taylor 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
93 56 Vince Vitale 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
94 160 Johnny Hill 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
95 X Chad Phelps 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
96 13 Tony Steiner 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
97 37c Eric Fisher 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
98 47 Simon Perreault 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
99 96 Dave Axton 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
100 65 Boyd MacTavish 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
101 18 Rick Hoctor 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
102 52 James M. Friesen 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
103 54J Dave Just 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
104 28p Eldon Payne Jr. 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
105 xXx Todd Gordon 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
106 9 Jon Miller 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
107 6m Mat Wiliamson 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
108 11 Bob Broomfield 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
109 8s Justin Sharp 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
110 71 David Van Horn Jr. 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
111 2RJ Ronnie Johnson 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
112 1 Darwin Greene 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
113 79 Jeremy Markle 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
114 25 Mike Kolka 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
115 87J Wayne Jelley 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
116 347 Skip Fox 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
117 24s Rich Salisbury 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
118 518 Kyle Sheldon 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
119 7 John Ruchel Jr. 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0
120 77J J.C. Flach 10 10 -672 0 0 0 0

2009 Gater Racing News Big-Block Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS LEADERS
April 26 Big Diamond 75 75-Howard
June 6 Lebanon Valley 100 100-Sheppard
June 17 Orange County 59 32-Decker, 27-Edwards
July 3 Ransomville 100 77-Hearn, 23-Friesen
July 4 Fulton 100 86-A.Johnson, 14-Hearn
July 9 Brockville 102 102-Hearn
July 10 Granby 102 74-Hearn, 28-Decker

2009 Integra Shocks Big-Block Modified Time Trials *New Record
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
Big Diamond 4/10-mile Tim Fuller *17.450 sec. 82.521 mph
Lebanon Valley 1/2-mile Keith Flach 19.765 sec. 91.070 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile Matt Sheppard *20.278 sec. 110.958 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker 16.677 sec. 80.950 mph
Fulton 3/8-mile Larry Wight *16.408 sec. 82.277 mph
Brockville 3/8-mile Jimmy Phelps 15.585 sec. 86.622 mph
Granby 1/2-mile David Hebert 21.215 sec. 84.846 mph

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
Big Diamond B.Hearn, D.Howard, T.Fuller, A.Johnson
Lebanon Valley K.Flach, D.Hough, D.Ackner, A.Bachetti
Orange County D.Johnson, J.Haers, D.Howard, J.Higbie, B.Decker, P.Ward
Ransomville J.Brownell, B.Decker, D.Planck, S.Friesen
Fulton M.Sheppard, B.Decker, J.Phelps, A.Johnson
Brockville J.Phelps, P.Dagenais, K.Dingwall, M.Sheppard
Granby D.Hebert, J.Phelps, R.Phelps, B.Dunn.

NEWS & NOTES
2009 Mr. DIRTcar Championship On The Line
: The overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Modified Champion in 2009 will be determined by adding actual points earned in the Super DIRTcar Series along with bonus points collected at a designated hometrack throughout the racing season. Along with gaining valuable Series points during the year, each driver can now earn a maximum of 360 additional points (60 per event) from participation in six feature races at their hometrack when Mr. DIRTcar Championship points are officially tallied after Labor.

Billy Decker was crowned Mr. DIRTcar Champion in 2008, with his initial title taken exactly 10 years earlier in 1998. Chalking up a record-tying 10 Series feature wins in ‘08, the ‘Franklin Flyer’ grabbed the points lead early in June and never wavered the rest of the way as he secured DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s highest Big-Block Modified honor for owners John & Laura Wight and the Gypsum Wholesalers Team. Jimmy Phelps overtook Dale Planck for second in the season-finale, with ’04 champion Gary Tomkins also moving past all-time Series champion Brett Hearn in the last race to fill out the front-five. 2008 Big-Block Modified Rookie of the Year Larry Wight finished 14th on the final points chart.

Fanfare Galore At Fairgrounds: All-Star Weekend ’09 will be a fan-fest like no other once campers start rolling onto the Cayuga County Fairgrounds to officially kick off the ‘Super DIRT Week of the Summer’ at the birthplace of DIRTcar Modified Racing. Reserved campsites begin loading up at 9am on Thursday, July 16 and general campers join the party Friday morning in anticipation of the richest motorsports event ever staged in 54 years at The Port. The track comes alive at 6:30pm with a CSRA Sprint Car/DIRTcar Street Stock doubleheader, along with the first sightings of Big-Block Modifieds for a handful of early practice sessions. Getting underway in and around the turn four pavilion area, “All-Star Fan Zone” opens Saturday at 11am with smoke beginning to arise from the Weedsport Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ slated to start serving at 12noon. Infield “Park & Thrill” gates are unlocked at 3pm and action on the track for Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Late Models preempts ‘live’ music after hours in Club All-Star. The fan zone re-opens on Super Sunday at 11am with DIRTcar drivers taking on the most avid short-track fanatics in the first-ever “Cornhole Challenge” at 1pm while some of the favorites will also participate in an all-out “Tug of War.” Judging in Mike’s Hard Lemonade All-Star Weekend World Tailgating Championship begins at 2pm when gates once more swing open for the ultimate infield Park & Thrill experience. Throughout the day “All-Star Fan Zone” will be attracting both young and old to witness drivers & dignitaries soaking it up in the Dunk Tank, and participate in Bouncy Boxing, Sumo Wrestling, Bungee Run and Inflatable Hoop happenings, with the National Guard and VP Racing Fuels setting up mobile displays on-site as a DJ mixes tunes into the festivities. Back on the speedway, Xcel 600 Modifieds lead off this unprecedented spectacle of speed before all the fanfare comes to a head with the historic running of the inaugural $20,000-to-win All-Star 100 for Big-Blocks.

Northeast Notables: The DIRTcar All-Star 100 marks the revival of the ‘Northeast Championship’ title race that once attracted the biggest stars and best cars to Weedsport every September during the 1970s and 80s. The 2009 summer spectacular comes exactly 20 years after Pennsylvania legend Kenny Brightbill captured the last 200-lap interstate event, while Floridian Will Cagle claimed the initial 150-lap autumn affair in 1972. In between, many of the greatest Modified drivers ever to turn a wheel in the Big-Block ranks have hoisted the hardware at Cayuga County, and the top touring teams of today’s modern era are anxious to begin a new tradition when the inaugural All-Star 100 arrives.
Northeast Championships – Cayuga County Fair Speedway
9/24/89-200 Kenny Brightbill – Jack Johnson – Doug Hoffman – Brett Hearn – Rich Eurich
9/11/88-200 Jack Johnson – Kenny Brightbill – Danny Johnson – Kevin Collins – Joe Plazek
9/13/87-200 Bob McCreadie – Jimmy Horton – Brett Hearn – Kenny Tremont – Jack Johnson
9/7/86-200 Danny Johnson – Charlie Rudolph – Joe Plazek – Alan Johnson – Johnny Birosh
9/8/85-200 Bob McCreadie – Dave Lape – Brett Hearn – Alan Johnson – Steve Paine
9/9/84-200 Bob McCreadie – Chuck Akulis – Merv Treichler – Jack Johnson – Charlie Rudolph
9/18/83-200 Jack Johnson – Alan Johnson – Mike Colsten – Charlie Castle – Merv Treichler
9/12/82-150 Alan Johnson – Gary Iulg – Dave Lape – Will Cagle – Bob McCreadie
9/20/81-150 Merv Treichler – Chuck Akulis – Charlie Castle – Will Cagle – Darrell Welty
9/21/80-150 Jack Johnson – Chuck Akulis – Mike McLaughlin – Alan Johnson – Will Cagle
9/16/79-150 Jack Johnson – Dave Lape – Will Cagle – Mike McLaughlin – Harry Sittler
9/23/78-150 Will Cagle – Alan Johnson – Davey Moore – Brian Stevens – Lou Lazzaro
9/25/77-150 Lou Lazzaro – Alan Johnson – Jim Shampine – Will Cagle – Brian Stevens
9/19/76-150 Will Cagle – Lou Lazzaro – Andy Romano – Mert Hulbert – Chuck Ciprich
9/14/75-150 Will Cagle – Jack Johnson – Pete Cordes – Andy Romano – Mert Hulbert
9/15/74-150 Will Cagle – Merv Treichler – Lee Osborne – Gary Iulg – John Podolak
9/16/73-150 Will Cagle – Lloyd Holt – Jack Johnson – Dave Lape – Dave Kneisel
9/17/72-150 Will Cagle – George Ely – Frank Mears – Jack Johnson – Harry Peek

All-Star Exemption Dash Entries: The qualifying field for the first-ever ‘All-Star Exemption Dash’ on Saturday, July 18 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway has been set with 14 drivers locked into the starting grid for the prelude to the DIRTcar All-Star 100 finale. As part of the inaugural ASW, the 15-lap All-Star Exemption Dash boasts a full purse for the Big-Block Modified qualifiers and more importantly automatically locks into the pre-race draw the top-two finishers for the history-making $20,000-to-win All-Star 100 on Sunday, July 19.
2009 All-Star Exemption Dash Qualifying Series Schedule
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sun-May 24 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Billy Decker
Mon-May 25 Canandaigua Speedway Gary Tomkins
Fri-May 29 Lernerville Speedway Kevin Bolland
Fri-Jun 5 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Jeff Brownell Jr.
*Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Matt Sheppard
Fri-Jun 12 Brewerton Speedway Alan Johnson
*Wed-Jun 17 Orange County Fair Speedway Danny Johnson
*Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Wed-Jul 3 Can-Am Motorsports Park Billy Dunn
*Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Jimmy Phelps
Sun-Jul 5 Tri-City Speedway Dave Murdick
*Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Pat O’Brien
*Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby David Hebert
@BRP Modified Tour Points Rex King Sr.

Projected Entries: The current cast of stars from the Northeastern Big-Block Modified ranks already filing entries or making verbal commitments to participate during All-Star Weekend includes point champions and feature race winners from nearly every active track in the region today, many of which are already chronicled in the DIRTcar record book for their respective feats accomplished during the organization’s 34 years of existence.
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN
X Chad Phelps/Mexico,NY
02 Roy Bresnahan/Palermo,NY
1 Darwin Greene/Susquehanna,PA
1a Tim Dwyer/Gloversville,NY
1h David Hebert/St. Damase,QUE
fx1 Frankie Caprara/Watertown,NY
2 Dave Axton/Port Byron,NY
2b Ron Cartwright Jr./Portageville,NY
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
3b Chad Brachmann/Sanborn,NY
4 Michael Storms/Wantage,NJ
5 Jason Potter/Pulaski,NY
6 Pat O’Brien/Kingston,ONT
7 Paul Guererri/Geneva,NY
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
8p Billy Pauch Jr./Frenchtown,NJ
8r Rob Bellinger/Dexter,NY
9m Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY
9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
10 Tim Currier/Auburn,NY
11 Bob Broomfield/Youngstown,NY
12a Jack Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
13 Tony Steiner/Jamesville,NY
14j Alan Johnson/Middlesex,NY
15 Brett Tonkin/Carbondale,PA
16 Mike Bowman/Baldwinsville,NY
17 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
19h Chris Higgins/Syracuse,NY
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
20d Del Rougeux,Jr./Frenchville,PA
21p Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
22c Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
24 Chris Shultz/Pawling,NY
25 Paul Habeck/Penfield,NY
27j Dan Johnson Jr./Phelps,NY
28p Eldon Payne,Jr./Hopewell,NY
29 Jeff Brownell Jr./Waterloo,NY
29b Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
33 Mike Mahaney/King Ferry,NY
35 Mike Perrotte/Elizabethtown,NY
37c Eric Fisher/Bluff Point,NY
37x Tom Scheetz Jr./Boyertown,PA
37md Jeremiah Shingledecker/Polk,PA
39 Tyler Bartlett/Adams,NY
41 Jeff Strunk/Mohnton,PA
42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
43 Keith Flach/Ravena,NY
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
44 Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
44v Phil Vigneri/Elba,NY
47 Jerry Higbie/Slate Hill,NY
48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
50 Don Slover/Bath,NY
51 Mike Colsten/Binghamton,NY
52 James Friesen/St.Catharines,ONT
56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
61 Dave Murdick/Slippery Rock,PA
62s Tom Sears Jr./Clay,NY
65 Rex King/Bristolville,OH
66 Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
74 Tim Fuller/Edwards,NY
77f Mark Flach Jr./Selkirk,NY
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
83 Brian Swartzlander/Leechburg,PA
83x Tim Sears/Central Square,NY
84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
87 Shawn Donath/S.Onondaga,NY
88c Rich Laubach/Quakertown,PA
88k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
121 Joe Beyea/Genoa,NY
124 Pierre Dagenais/Gatineau,QUE
777 Kevin Bolland/New Brighton,PA

Victory Lane Appearances: Heading into All-Star Weekend on the DIRTcar Northeast circuit, 18 tracks have staged Big-Block Modified races with 40 drivers scoring victories in the 92 features run. Defending Mr. DIRTcar points champion Billy Decker tops the win chart with 10 checkered flags and ranks just ahead of Super DIRTcar Series standout ‘Super Matt’ Sheppard (8) and Western Pennsylvania favorite Kevin Bolland (7). Decker’s Gypsum Express teammate Pat Ward (5) is followed by Series stalwart Brett Hearn, Sheppard’s Xtreme Lubricants teammate Jeff Brownell Jr. and Bolland rival Jeremiah Shingledecker, who own four victories apiece. All-time Big-Block feature winner Alan Johnson, Watertown warriors Billy Dunn and Frankie Caprara, and Bobby Varin have collected three first-place trophies. Touring stars Gary Tomkins and Justin Haers, along with Steve Paine, Chad Phelps, Andy Bachetti, Mark Flach Jr., Del Rougeux Jr., Brian Swartzlander and Paul Kinney are the only other drivers to double up during the 2009 campaign.

Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champions
YEAR CHAMPION (wins) MSS/G-FORCE ROOKIE of the YEAR
2008 Billy Decker (10) Larry Wight
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 —–

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Winners: 1980-7/10/09 (626 events / 45 tracks / 68 drivers)
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
102 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Brockvillle, 7/9/09
66 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Orange County, 10/19/08
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
51 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Fulton, 7/4/09
51 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Granby, 7/10/09
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
8 Frank Cozze Orange County, 10/22/89 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/12/08
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05
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
6 Matt Sheppard Drummond, 7/12/04 Lebanon Valley, 6/6/09
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 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
1 Duane Howard Big Diamond, 4/26/09

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Integra Shocks Fast Timers 1983-7/10/09 (249 events / 32 tracks / 51 drivers)
EVTS DRIVER FIRST FAST TIME LAST FAST TIME
40 Brett Hearn Orange County, 10/24/86 Brewerton, 8/15/08
38 Billy Decker NYS Fairgrounds, 7/3/01 Ransomville, 7/3/09
21 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 7/4/00 Cayuga County, 5/29/05
21 Tim Fuller New Egypt, 6/20/02 Big Diamond, 4/26/09
17 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/1/99 Merrittville, 8/4/08
10 Matt Sheppard Drummond, 7/12/04 Orange County, 6/17/09
9 Chuck Bower Cayuga County, 5/28/00 Lernerville, 8/3/05
8 Bob McCreadie NYS Fairgrounds, 10/7/90 Fonda, 10/20/02
8 Gary Tomkins Drummond, 7/10/00 Rolling Wheels, 5/7/06
8 Alan Johnson Cayuga County, 5/26/02 Rolling Wheels, 9/27/08
6 Jimmy Phelps Drummond, 7/11/05 Brockville, 7/9/09
5 Frank Cozze Orange County, 6/10/04 New Egypt, 8/15/07
5 Dale Planck Drummond, 7/10/06 Cornwall, 8/17/08
3 Billy Pauch NYS Fairgronds, 10/12/86 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/9/88
3 Kenny Brightbill NYS Fairgronds, 10/13/96 New Egypt, 8/2/00
3 Doug Hoffman NYS Fairgronds, 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 Fairgronds, 10/11/92 Big Diamond, 6/18/03
2 Bobby Varin NYS Fairgronds, 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
2 Jeff Heotzler Orange County, 10/27/96 Orange County, 10/19/08
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 Tony Ferriauolo IV Orange County, 10/27/85
1 Joe Plazek NYS Fairgrounds, 10/10/93
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
1 Keith Flach Lebanon Valley, 6/6/09
1 Larry Wight Fulton, 7/4/09
1 David Hebert Granby, 7/10/09

Integra Shocks Fast To Support Top Series Qualifiers: For a fourth straight year Integra Shocks will play an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Super DIRTcar Series during the upcoming race season. The fast driver during 2009 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 Banquet in November. The 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 Series race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 40 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 tour 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.

JB Motorsports Goes To Xtreme With Race Award: Continuing to play a pivotal supporting role in the Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series, JB Motorsports team owner Jeff Brownell Sr. has developed a unique award that will be handed out at each tour stop during the 2009 race season. An ‘Xtreme Lubricants Slick Move of the Race’ award will be presented after every series show with the winner receiving $100 in product. A $500 cash bonus to the overall ‘Xtreme Lubricants Slick Move of the Year’ winner will be delivered during the DIRTcar Racing Northeast ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet to be held at the Turning Stone Resort on November 14. The ‘Xtreme Lubricants Slick Move of the Race’ will be determined by those Series officials presiding over each event. The criteria does not limit the award winner to making a memorable move on the track, as any noteworthy action —avoiding an accident en route to the track or helping out a fellow competitor in the pits— on race day could sway voters when making their final decision. Veteran Central New York car owner Brownell boasts 40 years of experience in the oil business with 25 of those recognized nationally as a company owner.

Super-sized Series Stops Showcase ’09 Big-Block Campaign: The customary pre-race re-draw among top heat race qualifiers will continue to be in effect throughout the summer, with the season-ending show at the New York State Fairgrounds the only Super DIRTcar Series stop awarding the fast timer with a pole-position start (heat points will not be awarded at this show). 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. 11 is the only 200-lap race on the annual tour with the winner taking home $50,000. However, Super DIRT Week showdown is not the only prized jewel this season as the first-ever DIRTcar All-Star 100 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on July 19 boasts a $20,000 winner’s share while another $17,500 sits on top for the winner of the Mr. DIRT Track, USA finale at Lebanon Valley Speedway on August 27. Syracuse remains the only Series stop where the fast timer starts on the pole and the top-six are locked into front three row starting positions while heats will be aligned in heads-up fashion.

Syracuse SDW Starters Guaranteed From Series Success: Guaranteed starting berths in the Rite Aid 200 are once again up for grabs and in 2009 drivers will also be able to earn preferred starter status throughout the season for the richest DIRTcar Big-Block Modified event in the world. Winners of the Super DIRTcar Series races and those among the top-12 in overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels 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 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, 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. 11 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. 10.

All-Star Weekend Provides Plenty To ‘Twitter’ About: Fans will once again be kept informed through their exclusive ‘Twitter’ connection when the Super DIRTcar Series takes center stage during All-Star Weekend in Weedsport. On Saturday and Sunday race enthusiasts can keep up-to-date with the Big-Block Series on-line and through text messages on cell phones via Twitter — the internet’s fast-growing social-networking and micro-blogging website. Offering an early glimpse of what lies ahead with the most recent series shows in the U.S. and Canada, brief bulletins are provided to Twitter ‘followers’ of the SDS during each race night. Fans can also expect to receive breaking news and interesting notes between tour stops as the season unfolds. To sign-up as a SDS Big-Block ‘follower’ on Twitter and receive updates anywhere at anytime, visit http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar.

Andrews Anchors DIRT Radio Network Broadcasts: Nationally recognized SPEED commentator and popular track public address announcer Shane Andrews is back on the road in 2009 serving as the official voice of the Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series for a fourth consecutive year. In addition to traveling the DIRTcar Northeast circuit and carrying out his accustomed weekend announcing duties, Andrews will also be a regular host heard on the DIRT Radio Network. Fans will again be able to listen to nearly every Super DIRTcar Series event LIVE on the DIRT Radio Network in 2009.

All-Star 100 Heard ‘Live’ Sunday On DIRT Radio Network: For those fans unable to attend All-Star Weekend to see the ground-pounding 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in their Super DIRTcar Series showdown on Sunday, July 19, they can log into www.dirtvision.com that same evening to hear all the action “LIVE” on the DIRT Radio Network presented by BUTLERbuilt. Listeners can tune into LIVE audio coverage of the on-line show with all the action starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET including qualifying, heat races, consolation rounds, Dig Safely B-Main and the historic All-Star 100 paying out $20,000-to-win and $1,000 to start. Cheer for your favorite driver, along with the 20,000 registered members who enjoy LIVE Racing coverage on the DIRT Radio Network.

To tune in, visit www.dirtvision.com, log in, click on the race you want to hear, and you’re off to the races. Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher, and internet explorer 6 to listen to the DIRT Radio Network. Users with Mac computers need flip4Mac to listen. For help 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 today!!!

VP Official Race Fuel Of DIRTcar Northeast: The World Racing Group announced early in the year that VP Racing Fuels signed a multi-year agreement to become the Official Racing Fuel of the Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, all 12 divisions of DIRTcar Racing and UMP DIRTcar Racing, along with a number of regional touring series that fall under the DIRTcar banner. In the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region, the only fuels allowed in the Big-Block Modified and 358-Modified divisions at sanctioned events will be VP110 and C12. The multi-faceted deal began with the season-opening Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park in February, where VP was the sole fuel supplier at the high speed, half-miler. VP Racing Fuels will roll out a program to quickly become a part of the fabric of DIRTcar Racing with aggressive promotional programs for DIRTcar sanctioned tracks, while giving the competitors a variety of incentive programs across all World Racing Group series, divisions and sanctioning bodies.

UPCOMING EVENTS
DIRTcar All-Star Weekend at Cayuga County Fair Speedway includes the final Super DIRTcar Series events of the month, yet fans and racers get an early jump the next month as Merrittville Speedway hosts 17th annual Trevor Wilkens Memorial 100 presented by Toolneeds on Monday, August 3.

2009 Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
*All events subject to change
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DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/RITE AID 200 QUAL. (Site)
Wed-Feb 11 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Thr-Feb 12 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Fri-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Jamie Mills
Sat-Feb 14 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Brett Hearn
Sat-Mar 28 Hagerstown Speedway rain-cancelled
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway Duane Howard
Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway rain-cancelled
Wed-Jun 17 Orange Co Fair Speedway Billy Decker
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Alan Johnson
Great Canadian Tour
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Brett Hearn
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Billy Decker
Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond -rain-
Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway -rain-
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sat-Aug 8 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Aug 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY ($17,500-to-win)
Sun-Sep 6 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 11 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA
Sat-Sep 19 -TBA-
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($50,000-to-win)
Sun-Oct 18 -TBA-
Sun-Oct 25 -TBA-

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com, home of the 2009 DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Sportsman and Big-Block Modifieds in the richest short-track show of its kind in the nation — the $20,000-to-win Super DIRTcar Series “DIRTcar All-Star 100” on Sunday, July 19.

The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.