Rolling Wheels Raceway Gears Up for Huge All Star Weekend Events
DIRT Hall of Fame ceremony in Weedsport leads into night of Super DIRTcar action
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. — May 25, 2012 — Race fans will be seeing stars this Sunday, May 27, as the fourth annual All-Star Weekend kicks off with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum, continuing with Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified action as well as DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
The day kicks off with a ceremony at 1 p.m. honoring the 2012 inductees of the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum. Inductees include such greats as Pete Bicknell, Dianne Tobias, Ovide Doiron, Bill Colton, Cheryl Kirkland, Jack Johnson, and Alton and Carole Palmer. The ceremony will take place at the museum, which is located at One Speedway Drive, Weedsport, N.Y., adjacent to the Cayuga County Fairgrounds.
The festivities will then travel to the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars events. The pit gate will open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m. with races starting at 7 p.m.
The marquee event at Rolling Wheels Raceway features the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds in their second points event of the season. Danny Johnson won the opener in April at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and is coming off of a DIRTcar 358-Modified victory last weekend at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The 66-lap race on the big 5/8-mile oval will feature the biggest names in Big-Block Modified racing, including seven-time champion Brett Hearn and two-time defending champion Matt Sheppard. Johnson will aim to build his lead in the championship standings with a victory over Hearn, Sheppard and all the Modified stars Sunday night “The Fast Track.”
All tickets come with a FREE fan pit pass and may be purchased online at http://www.dirtcar.com/tickets or over the phone by calling (315) 834-6606. For more information please log onto http://www.rollingwheelsraceway.com.
What: Hall of Fame Ceremony
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27
Where: DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum, One Speedway Drive, Weedsport, N. Y.
Who: Inductees include Pete Bicknell, Dianne Tobias, Ovide Doiron, Bill Colton, Cheryl Kirkland, Jack Johnson, and Alton and Carole Palmer
What: Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Stock/Stock Car Division, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds
When: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, races start; Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and Grandstand Gate at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, State Route 5, Elbridge, N. Y.
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Chevy Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, NAPA Auto Parts, Safety-Kleen, SEF Small Engine Fuel, and VP Racing Fuels. Contingency sponsors include ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Intercomp, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Ignition, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow, TNT Rescue, Vicci Racing Apparel, WIX Filters, Wrisco Industries and Xtreme Lubricants.