Big-Block Modifieds Make Their Way South To Volusia
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Weedsport, NYFebruary 4, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

WHAT
Speeding ahead in its 11th successive year of partnership, the 2009 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds kicks off the season down south with four non-point events as part of the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park. Five straight days of trackside activity —including practice on Feb. 10— at the VSP facility culminate February 14 with a 50-lap finale boasting a first-place prize of $5,000. In between, Feb. 11-13, each 30-lap DIRTcar BB Modified feature winner stands to collect $2,000.

WHERE
The spacious half-mile clay oval is located off I-95 at exit 268, then 15 miles west on State Route 40 (1.5 miles west of State Route 11) in Barberville, Fla.

WHEN
Track opens daily for Pit Pass sales beginning at 1 p.m. and gates are officially unlocked for teams and spectators at 3 p.m. Access to the main grandstands is allowed at 5 p.m., practice is set for 6:15 p.m., qualifying starts at 6:45 p.m. and races follow at 7:30 p.m. Alltel FanZone (access limited to anybody with an Alltel phone plus one guest) activity begins at 5 p.m. and continues until the end of evening’s events.

TICKETS/CAMPING
Feb. 11 grandstand general admission is $35.00 and Pit admission is $40.00; Feb. 12 grandstand GA-$39.00/pits $40.00; Feb. 13 grandstand GA-$39.00/pits $40.00; Feb. 14 grandstand GA-$39.00/pits $40.00. A ‘Super Ticket’ deal including four nights of Big-Block Racing and a pit pass for one specific night can be purchased for $125.00. Preferred trackside reserved motorhome parking is available at Volusia for $300 per week and $25 is the daily fee for general campground parking. Reserved seat tickets for each night of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased online by going to VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com. Fans can also call 386/985-4402 for reserved seats.

WEB SITES
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series at http://www.superdirtcarseries.com.
Volusia Speedway Park at http://www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com.
DIRTVision.com™ Cybercast at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Following the purchase in New York State of DIRT Motorsports and DIRTcar Northeast charter members Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in the summer of 2004, along with Lernerville (PA) Speedway in March of ’05, the now internationally recognized World Racing Group regime made Volusia Speedway Park its fourth track acquisition in June of ‘05. Boasting nine-degree banking and a 75-feet wide racing surface, the track was built in 1968 and the 2009 season-opener marks the 38th edition of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals exhibition. From early March through late September —November is the only month no races are scheduled— Volusia will run regular Saturday night UMP sanctioned point programs consisting of Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, V8 Thunder Stocks and 4-Cylinders, with a number of specials mixed in between. Go-Karts are slated to run again on the 1/8-mile clay oval located off turn four of the half-miler. Tonya Moschell is the track General Manager, Kari Najar serves as the Office Manager and Ben Phipps holds the position as Director of Marketing. Along with a number of WRG corporate personnel also in attendance, DIRTcar Northeast officials assisting during the week include Cory Reed (Series Race Director), Bob Dini (Chief Technical Inspector), George Johnson (Technician), Gary Spaid (Chief Handicapper-Computer Scoring Operations), and John (flagman) & Ellie Schrader (Pit Stewardess).

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Since hosting the inaugural “Winter Nationals” Modified event in 1978, the storied Barberville speedplant has now staged 87 of the 104 Florida Tour feature races run in February with 32 drivers finding victory lane. Last winter DIRTcar Racing successfully kicked off its 33rd consecutive season of operation at VSP and it featured four different winners in four Big-Block main events. A year ago sharing the crown with New Jersey rival Billy Pauch, Brett Hearn has claimed four of the past eight Alltel DIRTcar Nationals openers and the Garden State chauffeur tops the overall win list with all but three of his 18 triumphs registered at Volusia. And since reviving DIRTcar’s trip south in 1998, Hearn is the lone driver to qualify for all 44 main events, placing among the front-five an unmatched total of 36 times while taking at least one checkered flag 10 of the past 11 years — missing out only in his 2007 attempt!

DIRTcar Racing continued it’s successful steak of racing down south with the 2008 Florida Tour marking the 11th consecutive trip to the ‘Sunshine State’ for the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series top Big-Block Modified teams. Last February was also the 24th visit to Gator country since former VSP promoter Benny Corbin first enticed the northern Modifieds to visit the popular half-mile clay oval in 1978. All but four of those years’ events have been sanctioned by DIRTcar.

Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH Big-Block Modified Point Champions: 1978-2008
*DIRTcar-sanctioned events.
YEAR CHAMPION (wins) TRACK(S)
*2008 Brett Hearn(1)/Billy Pauch(1) Volusia Speedway Park
*2007 Danny Johnson(2) Volusia Speedway Park
*2006 Brett Hearn(2) Volusia Speedway Park
*2005 Brett Hearn(1)/Andy Bachetti(1) Volusia Speedway Park
*2004 Pat Ward Volusia Speedway Park
*2003 Tim Fuller(1) Volusia Speedway Park
*2002 Brett Hearn(2) Putnam County, Volusia Park
*2001 Brett Hearn(3) East Bay, Volusia Park
*2000 Brett Hearn(3) Volusia Speedway Park
*1999 Jimmy Horton(1) Volusia Speedway Park
*1998 Brett Hearn(2) Volusia Speedway Park
1996-97 -no races-
*1995 Doug Hoffman(1) St. Augustine
1994 -no races-
*1993 -Invitational- Volusia County
1990-92 -no races-
*1989 Alan Johnson Volusia County
1988 Danny Johnson(1) Volusia County
*1987 Danny Johnson(3) Volusia County
*1986 Jimmy Horton(2) Volusia County
1985 Billy Pauch(3) Volusia County
1984 Kenny Brightbill(2)/Jack Johnson Volusia County
*1983 Alan Johnson East Bay, Volusia County
*1982 Jeff Kappesser(2)/Billy Pauch East Bay, Volusia County
*1981 Jack Johnson(1) Florida State Fairgrounds
*1980 Kenny Brightbill(3) Florida State Fairgrounds
1979 -no races-
1978 Walt Breeding(1) Volusia County

Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH Big-Block Modified Race Winners:
1978-2008 (104 events / 5 tracks / 32 drivers)
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
18 Brett Hearn Volusia County, 2/11/93 Volusia Park, 2/14/08
11 Danny Johnson Volusia County, 2/9/87 Volusia Park, 2/17/07
9 Kenny Brightbill Volusia County, 2/13/78 Volusia County, 2/13/87
8 Doug Hoffman Volusia County, 2/18/84 Volusia Park, 2/14/98
6 Jack Johnson Tampa Fairgrnds, 2/14/81 Volusia County, 2/14/89
6 Jimmy Horton Volusia County, 2/12/86 Volusia Park, 2/16/08
5 Tim Fuller Volusia Park, 2/15/01 Volusia Park, 2/16/07
5 Billy Pauch Volusia County, 2/11/85 Volusia Park, 2/13/08
3 Merv Treichler Volusia County, 2/13/82 Volusia County, 2/17/83
3 Doug Ingalls East Bay, 2/15/83 Volusia County, 2/16/84
2 Will Cagle Volusia County, 2/17/78 Volusia County, 2/18/78
2 Tommy Hager Volusia County, 2/16/78 Tampa Fairgrnds, 2/8/80
2 Gary Iulg Volusia County, 2/12/78 East Bay, 2/8/82
2 Jeff Kappesser East Bay, 2/7/82 Volusia County, 2/10/82
2 Kenny Tremont Volusia County, 2/13/93 Volusia Park, 2/12/99
2 Bob McCreadie Volusia Park, 2/10/99 Volusia Park, 2/16/01
2 Billy Decker Volusia Park, 2/12/04 Volusia Park, 2/16/05
2 Jamie Mills Volusia Park, 2/15/00 Volusia Park, 2/18/05
1 Lou Lazzaro Volusia County, 2/10/78
1 Walt Breeding Volusia County, 2/11/78
1 Kevin Collins Tampa Fairgrounds, 2/13/81
1 Ray Dalmata Volusia County, 2/15/84
1 C.D. Coville Volusia County, 2/16/85
1 Alan Johnson Volusia County, 2/11/86
1 Richie Tobias,Jr. Volusia County, 2/13/89
1 Jeff Heotzler St. Augustine, 2/14/95
1 Steve Paine St. Augustine, 2/16/95
1 Tim McCreadie Volusia Park, 2/16/02
1 Craig VonDohren Volusia Park, 2/11/03
1 J.R. Heffner Volusia Park, 2/13/04
1 Andy Bachetti Volusia Park, 2/15/05
1 Dale Planck Volusia Park, 2/15/08

2008 ALLTEL DIRTcar NATIONALS REVIEW
New Jersey state rivals Brett Hearn and Billy Pauch finished bumper-to-bumper four straight nights to produce the fourth tie in the history of the coveted Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified Championship. Pauch captured the 30-lap lid-lifter followed by Hearn and the “Jet” flew to the front in round two with Billy “The Kid” settling for runner-up laurels. Advance Series star Dale Planck notched his first career win down south and Jimmy Horton copped the 50-lap finale as Hearn and Pauch each racked up two more top-five finishes to forge the tie. The Alltel DIRTcar Nationals points championship was the seventh for Hearn and third for Pauch, ironically, with each also tying for the title one other time; Hearn with Andy Bachetti in 2005 and Pauch with Jeff Kappesser in 1982.

Feb. 13: The last time Billy Pauch buckled in behind the wheel of a DIRTcar Big-Block Modified in Florida was 1989. His last Modified victory in the Sunshine State was registered one year before that and until this night the Frenchtown, New Jersey standout could only recount his more recent victories down south in a sprint car ride. Steering the no. 1W Will Brown Truck Repair-K&A Excavating/Bicknell machine on Wednesday at Volusia Speedway Park, it was just like old times as Pauch led all but the initial circuit to open the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals in victory lane for the first time in 20 years. His dominating performance to kick off the 10th season for Advance Auto Parts was rewarded with the $2,000 top prize. Reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified points king Mario Clair ventured south from Quebec with a Big-Block powerplant packed under the hood and after copping the second of four qualifying heats out-dragged front row partner Steve Downs to take command early. Pauch wasted no time blasting from third to first on the second lap and never flinched the rest of the way despite seven yellow flags delaying the inevitable in the 30-lap main event. All-time Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block race winner Brett Hearn from Sussex, New Jersey charged from ninth to second a third of the way through yet was unable to threaten his Garden State rival and eventually fell a straightaway behind when the checkered flag flew. The New York State trio of Pat Ward, Alan Johnson and Matt Sheppard forged front-five finishes at the stripe while Florida Tour mainstay Rick Laubach, consi winner Jimmy Phelps, 15 year-old pilot Larry Wight, Canadian Clair and
Pennsylvania traveler Kevin Hirthler completed the top-10.

Feb. 14: Brett Hearn loves the holiday, especially when he can out-duel his biggest intrastate rival in a bumper-to-bumper finish in front of a national crowd. In a near caution-free feature event for the Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modifieds, Hearn scored his fourth victory on Valentine’s Day after a dramatic race-long battle with fellow New Jersey wheelman Billy Pauch in round two of the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. His thrilling Thursday night triumph rewarded the six-time Florida tour points champion with an all-time high 18th checkered flag and the $2,000 first-place prize. Following Hearn and Pauch across the stripe were 2007 points runner-up Dale Planck, opening night DNQ Jimmy Horton and all-time DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Big-Block feature winner Alan Johnson while Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Canadian standout and ’07 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Mario Clair, Pennsylvania pilot Rick Laubach and Delaware driver Jamie Mills filled out the top-10. The 30-lap Modified main began with the top-four finishers from Wednesday night occupying the front two rows with Hearn, Pauch, Ward and Johnson taking advantage of the heads-up format following their respective qualifying heat race wins. Hearn bolted low as soon as the initial green flag flew over the 26-car starting field and the race was on for Garden State supremacy in the Sunshine State. Pauch ducked behind Hearn from the beginning and when Massachusetts invader Andy Bachetti slowed to force out the lone caution on lap nine, the New Jersey duo was reacquainted with its nearest chasers including seventh starting Planck, Ward and Johnson. On the ensuing restart, Pauch suddenly veered underneath exiting turn four and contact with the leader created a buzz from the crowd in anticipation of the show that proceeded to unfold. Three laps later the “Kid” snookered the “Jet” and sped past Hearn on the top side opening up a half-dozen car-length lead immediately after. But unlike the previous night when Hearn reluctantly settled for second, this time around the Sussex, N.J. speedster was in prime position to regain the point when Pauch drifted high in turn two on lap 17. The lead duo then reached traffic the following circuit and the stage was set for one of the closest Florida finishes during the new millennium. Yet despite the lapped traffic forcing the leaders to weave their way through both high and low in every corner, Pauch could not reel in Hearn and match his opening night victory, leaving the legendary New Jersey pair tied atop the point standings with the final two events still to go.

Feb. 15: Dale Planck has been taking the trek down I-95 since the new millennium arrived. It took the Cortland, New York driver 15 tries and on Friday he finally made his way into the winner’s circle at Volusia Speedway Park, scoring a decisive victory in round three of the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals for his sixth career DIRTcar Big-Block Modified triumph. Salvaging his third straight front-five finish was runner-up Alan Johnson followed by fellow Central New York veteran Pat Ward and opening two nights winners Billy Pauch and Brett Hearn. Frenchman Mario Clair charged into sixth with Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series stars Matt Sheppard and Jimmy Phelps, Jeff Isabell and Vince Vitale rounding out the final top-10. Johnson out-dragged pole-sitter Jamie Mills to open the 30-lap main event and after filing into eighth on the 26-car starting grid, Planck methodically plodded his way to the front before ducking under ‘A.J. Slideways’ in his new RezX Racing no. 77x Grow It Hydroseeding-Action Race Parts/TEO mount to forge the final lead change on lap 10. Prior to the long-awaited win, Planck had steered three different chassis the past three winters at Volusia improving from 21st in 2005 to runner-up status last February in the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals points chase, while settling for 4th-place laurels in 2006. Planck began following the Advance Auto Parts Series full-time in 2006 and has since posted a pair of 100-lap victories. He placed 11th in overall 2006 Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship points and moved up into the sixth slot in ’07 before climbing to third last season.

Feb. 16: The curtain came down on the 37th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia for the Advance Auto Parts Series Big-Block Modifieds on Saturday with Jimmy Horton winning the 50-lap finale to earn the $5,000 top prize. Horton almost wasn’t able to save his best for last, yet having one of the fastest cars for the second straight night gave him a chance and the Neshanic Station, New Jersey speedster took advantage to survive and score a dramatic win Saturday in the Advance Auto Parts Alltel 50 finale at Volusia Speedway Park. Early race leader Jimmy Phelps hung on to finish second four car-lengths behind for his first top-five tally of the week in the H&H Motorsports no. 98H Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer mount. Suffering a flat left-rear tire immediately after grabbing the lead from Phelps on lap 18, Friday night winner Dale Planck charged back through the pack to place third ahead of co-champions Brett Hearn and Billy Pauch, each finishing nose-to-tail for the fourth straight night to produce the fourth tie in history for the coveted Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified points title. Danny Johnson jumped out first from his pole-position start and stayed there until Phelps drove around as the pair throttled out of turn two on the third circuit. Pauch, Planck and Horton chased the leaders in the early going with Planck finally moving past Pauch for third on lap 13 and overtaking Johnson for the runner-up slot two laps later. Planck ducked low to forge his first lead on lap 18 but that lasted only one more circuit as his left-rear Hoosier went soft allowing Phelps to regain the point. Pauch suddenly came to life on a lap 20 restart, blasting from fourth to first while Horton was left to watch in fifth. Horton quickly cracked the top-three and flew past Phelps on a lap 26 restart then the “Sensational One” sped high around Pauch to forge the final lead change on lap 28. Planck improved to ninth by lap 40 and closed in on the top-five with a handful of laps to go. He ducked under Hearn in turn four and that’s how it ended as Horton held on for his 83rd career DIRTcar Big-Block Modified feature win with Phelps in tow.

2008 Alltel DIRTcar Nationals: Volusia Speedway Park/Barberville
Final Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified Point Standings

POINTS CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN
214 20 BRETT HEARN/Sussex,NJ
214 1w BILLY PAUCH/Frenchtown,NJ
198 14j Alan Johnson/Middlesex,NY
194 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
184 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
176 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
176 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
162 22 Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE
140 5 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ
136 14 Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA
132 91w Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY
118 8s Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
115 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
114 43 Keith Flach/Ravena,NY
114 34 Andy Bachetti/Sheffield,MA
108 71 David VanHorn/Phillipsburg,NJ
100 39w Steve Downs/Georgetown,DE
100 m40 Mark Forte,Jr./Blue Anchor,NJ
100 55 Jamie Mills/Milford,DE
92 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
92 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
89 117 Kevin Hirthler/Boyertown,PA
87 32 Jim Rasey/Southington,OH
82 8 Rob Bellinger/Dexter,NY
78 79 Jeremy Markle/Port Jervis,NY
74 85 Dan Vauter/Forest City,PA
63 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
62 30 Jordan Watson/Milford,DE
62 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
60 40 Mark Forte,Sr./Blue Anchor,NJ
53 66w Wallace Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE
41 20p Mike Perrotte/Plattsburgh,NY
40 1 Darwin Greene/Susquehanna,PA
40 20s Steve Haggan/Flemington, NJ
40 t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
40 923 Colin Jackson/Peckville,PA
36 7j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
30 OB’s Bob Hentschel/Pine Bush,NY
20 71r John Reome/Greenfield Center,NY
10 20p Pierre Berthiaume/Quebec City,QUE

DECKER DOMINATES FOR 2nd MR. DIRTcar CHAMPIONSHIP
Billy Decker was crowned the overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champion in 2008, with his initial title taken exactly 10 years earlier in 1998. Chalking up a record-tying Advance Auto Parts Series 10 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 and Laura Wight. H&H Motorsports pilot Jimmy Phelps overtook Dale Planck for second in the season-finale at Orange County Fair (NY) Speedway, with ’04 overall champion Gary Tomkins also moving past all-time Advance Series champion Brett Hearn at OCFS to fill out the front-five. 2008 Big-Block Modified Rookie of the Year Larry Wight finished 14th on the final points chart.

2008 Overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Modified/
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings (FINAL Top-50)
®-Rookie
Rank No. Driver Points Series Bonus Diff. Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 91 BILLY DECKER 2,495 2,195 300 0 10 18 24 26
2 98h Jimmy Phelps 2,293 2,019 274 -202 1 14 23 26
3 77x Dale Planck 2,251 1,959 292 -244 3 16 21 26
4 84 Gary Tomkins 2,204 1,908 296 -291 2 11 21 26
5 20 Brett Hearn 2,164 1,876 288 -331 2 9 20 26
6 9s Matt Sheppard 2,143 1,859 284 -352 1 9 18 26
7 FX1 Frankie Caprara1,904 1,612 292 -591 0 2 14 26
8 7x Steve Paine 1,852 1,560 292 -643 0 9 11 25
9 99 Ryan Phelps 1,795 1,539 256 -700 0 1 8 26
10 3 Justin Haers 1,738 1,480 258 -757 0 2 14 25
11 14J Alan Johnson 1,689 1,401 288 -806 3 6 12 22
12 49 Billy Dunn 1,599 1,347 252 -896 0 0 3 26
13 27J Danny Johnson 1,588 1,448 140 -907 1 5 7 26
14 99L Larry Wight® 1,242 1,020 222 -1,253 0 0 1 23
15 6 Pat O’Brien 1,049 765 284 -1,446 0 0 2 17
16 29 Jeff Brownell Jr.984 754 230 -1,511 0 0 1 16
17 19 Tim Fuller 694 644 50 -1,801 0 4 4 7
18 42B Kevin Bates 691 439 252 -1,804 0 0 0 12
19 79 Mike Storms® 679 425 254 -1,816 0 1 2 8
20 56 Vince Vitale 659 417 242 -1,836 0 0 1 8
21 99b Chuck Bower 610 364 246 -1,885 0 0 0 11
22 88 Steve Hulsizer 589 347 242 -1,906 0 0 0 7
23 4 Andy Bachetti 587 299 288 -1,908 1 1 1 3
24 32c Vic Coffey 559 393 166 -1,936 0 1 2 7
25 74 J.R. Heffner 535 271 264 -1,960 0 1 2 2
26 98 Eddie Marshall 527 265 262 -1,968 0 1 2 2
27 48T Dave Rauscher 503 277 226 -1,992 0 0 1 7
28 91h Chad Homan 498 280 218 -1,997 0 0 0 8
29 16 Mike Bowman 495 263 232 -2,000 0 0 0 7
30 93 Ryan Bartlett 493 243 250 -2,002 0 0 0 6
31 5 Jason Potter 489 239 250 -2,006 0 0 0 7
32 43 Keith Flach 487 235 252 -2,008 0 0 1 4
33 62s Tom Sears Jr. 482 214 268 -2,013 0 0 0 5
34 71 David VanHorn 481 221 260 -2,014 0 0 0 4
35 24 Chris Shultz 472 216 256 -2,023 0 0 0 3
36 02 Roy Bresnahan 472 270 202 -2,023 0 0 1 4
37 47 Jerry Higbie 467 201 266 -2,028 0 1 2 2
38 53e Ric Hill 454 222 232 -2,041 0 0 1 4
39 77F Mark Flach Jr. 453 185 268 -2,042 0 1 1 2
40 115 Kenny Tremont 452 182 270 -2,043 0 0 0 3
41 14 Rich Laubach 441 441 0 -2,054 0 2 3 6
42 357 Stewart Friesen 439 439 0 -2,056 0 2 3 6
43 44 Shannon Whaley 438 236 202 -2,057 0 0 0 7
44 42p Pat Ward 425 249 176 -2,070 0 0 1 3
45 33.3 Tommy Meier 423 175 248 -2,072 0 0 1 2
46 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 420 184 236 -2,075 0 0 0 7
47 19 Chuck McKee 416 146 270 -2,079 0 1 1 2
48 1x Willy Decker 402 126 276 -2,093 0 0 1 2
49 19h Chris Higgins® 394 188 206 -2,101 0 0 0 5
50 8 Rob Bellinger 388 132 256 -2,107 0 0 0 4

2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Race Winners
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS 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 A.Johnson/Tim Fuller(P)
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway A.Johnson/Vince Vitale(P)
Sun-Oct 12 New York State Fairgrounds Frank Cozze
Sun-Oct 19 Orange Co Fair Speedway Danny Johnson

Hoosier Tire-Advance Auto Parts Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champions
YEAR CHAMPION (wins) 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 —–

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Winners: 1980-2008 (619 events / 45 tracks / 67 drivers)
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
100 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Orange County, 7/31/08
66 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Orange County, 10/19/08
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
50 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Rolling Wheels, 9/27/08
49 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Rolling Wheels, 9/1/08
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
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
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

NEWS & NOTES
Alltel All-Star Challenge II Off And Running
: The 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park will be filled with the world’s greatest dirt track racers. Fans can once again choose the best of the best as Alltel Wireless and the World Racing Group combine to present the Alltel DIRTcar All-Star contest for a second straight February. Added incentive for any driver able to crack the hallowed victory lane during one of the 12 consecutive nights of racing at the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 3-14, is a $10,000 cash bonus, while one lucky fan will be eligible to win a $500 Alltel Wireless gift card just for voting! New this year is that the leading vote-getter in each division (aside from the overall winner) will collect $1,000. Alltel Wireless will reward fans’ favorite driver as determined in a text message and online poll. Only drivers who win an A-main during the 12-day event are eligible to win the cash prize.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on February 4 and through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on March 15, fans may cast their votes up to once a day by texting #247253 plus their favorite driver’s letter code (available at top of each image provided on alltelallstar.com homepage) or by visiting www.alltelallstar.com. The winning drivers will be named in a special ceremony thereafter. After winning a UMP DIRTcar Modified feature last year at VSP, Dave Hess Jr. automatically became eligible for the inaugural Alltel All-Star online competition and when all the votes were tallied the following month he pocketed the top prize.

Top-3 Feature Finishers To Sign Autographs: Highlighting the second week of oval track entertainment at the popular Barberville facility will be nightly autograph sessions spotlighting the top-3 Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified feature race finishers. Immediately following victory lane ceremonies every night, February 11-14, the top-3 drivers will cross the track and take up their position behind the main grandstands to sign autographs. Throughout the entire DIRTcar Nationals there will also be a number of drivers participating in special promotions held in the Turn 1 Alltel ‘Fan Zone’ with Alltel associates handing out premium items and valuable coupons as well as distributing important fan information.

Prominent Big-Block Teams Set For Trip To Sunshine State: With entries representing nine states and Canada, an admirable Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified preliminary pre-race roster for the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park boasts over 35 drivers geared up to take the trip south in February. High atop that chart are a handful of drivers accounting for nearly a dozen Florida Tour point titles spread over the past quarter-century, with almost two-dozen of those same chauffeurs accounting for over 1,700 feature wins on the demanding DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. Eight on this legendary list have reached Volusia’s hallowed victory lane, including three from last year’s wintertime visit to the storied Barberville oval.

2009 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series
38th Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified Roster (thru Feb. 4)

Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT Bronskill & Coe-Greenbush Electric-Kerr Construction/Bicknell/Enders
1 Darwin Greene/Susquehanna,PA Greene Quality Bluestone-Big Diamond Tools-TJ’s NAPA/Bicknell/Jensen Tech
5 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ Lincoln Auto Body-Schmidt Racing/Troyer/JPM
5b Brian Sadler/Erie,PA McLallen Construction-Perkins Law Group/Bicknell/Honest Abe
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Troyer/Feil
9 Jeff Brown/Parsonsburg,MD Chesapeake Paving/Bicknell/JB Auto & Machine
9s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY Xtreme Lubricants-Seneca Auto Sales/Bicknell/C.C. Performance
14j Alan Johnson/Middlesex,NY Thompson Motorsports-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Dan Bedell
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Motrsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-Kruger-WLR-BPG/TEO/Enders
20s Steve Haggan/Flemington, NJ Skechers Shoes-Haggan Construction-Modified Painting/Bicknell/Feil
t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY Iroquois Water-Randy’s Smoke Shop-Joey’s Sneaks/Bicknell/JanCen
26 Dave Camara/Poultney,VT Camara Slate Products/TEO/Finger Lakes
29 Jeff Brownell Jr./Waterloo,NY Xtreme Lubricants-Seneca Auto Sales/Bicknell/C.C. Performance
30 Jamie Mills/Milford,DE I.G.Burton Car Dealership-ReMax Realtor-L&W Ins./Bicknell/DDE
32 Jim Rasey/Southington,OH Twin Oaks Serv. South-Alcon Mechanical/Dirt Wheels/Minors Perf.-CC Perf.
33 Ray Swinehart/Bechtelsville,PA J & L Speed Supplies-Scrap USA LLC/Bicknell/Malcuit
33t Brad Trice/Parsonsburg,MD Chesapeake Paving-Delmarva Improvemnt Services/Troyer/JB Auto&Machine
34 Andy Bachetti/Sheffield,MA Steve Hough Motors/PMC/JPM
42 Guy Sheldon/Nassau,NY Judd Construction-Heinz Inc./PMC/42 Racing
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell/Chevrolet
43 Keith Flach/Ravena,NY Flach Crane & Rigging-Gould Erectors & Riggers/TEO/Enders
48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY Magee Transportation Services-Monadnock Disposal Serv./Bicknell/Morrison
52 James Friesen/St.Catharines,ONT Blue Moon Potatoes-New Generation Racing Eng./Bicknell/Al Blanchard(NG)
62 Matt Jester/Lincoln,DE Clearview Forms-Smith Concrete/TEO/Dan Denny(DDE)
66x Carey Terrance/Akwesasne,NY Akwesasne Filter Manufacturing-RezX Racing/TEO/Kevlar
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY RezX Racing-Grow It Hydroseeding-Action Race Parts-Teo Fab./TEO/Kevlar
79 Jeremy Markle/Port Jervis,NY Len & Jo’s Restaurant-Advance Recovery/Bicknell/Precision
88k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY Signal Cigarettes-Randy’s Smoke Shop-Jacobs Tobacco Co./Bicknell/JanCen
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int’l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Chevrolet
92 John Behron/Central Square,NY Behron Auto Glass-Predator Race Products/Troyer/Morrison
92 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY Behron Auto Glass-Predator Race Products/Troyer/Morrison
97 Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de Milton,QUE GMCI Express-E.Beaudry Enterprises/Bicknell/Enders
99 Doug Ingalls/Longview,TX Haggard Enterprises-Tim Bates Painting/Bicknell/Haggard
99L Larry Wight/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell/Chevrolet
129 Jason Ingalls/Longview,TX Conway Harris Construction-Tim Bates Painting/Bicknell/Marollo
165 Rex King Jr./Bristolville,OH Jim Brown Seed Sales-Meander Homes-Reese Services/Bicknell/Jim Bailey
923 Colin Jackson/Peckville,PA Ashford Cottages Bed & Breakfast-Jackson Excavating/Bicknell/Griffin

VP Named Official Race Fuel Of DIRTcar Northeast: The World Racing Group recently announced that VP Racing Fuels has signed a multi-year agreement to be the Official Racing Fuel of the Advance Auto Parts 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 begins with the season-opening Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park, where VP will be 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.

Great Race Action Comes Into Clear View At Volusia: Racers in action during the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH will use just about every inch of the Volusia Speedway Park monster half-mile oval. And now fans will be able to see every breathtaking move all 12 nights of racing the first two weeks in February. This year, race haulers in the infield will be limited in height to 9 feet, 6 inches enabling the clearest sightlines for every seat in the house. Fans sitting toward Turn 4 can see a pass for the lead in the second corner and those sitting in Turn 1 will see potential slide jobs for a win in Turn 4.

Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Showcased On DIRTVision.com: DIRTVision.com is proud to announce that for the fourth straight year, the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals presented by UNOH will be broadcast “live” on the DIRTVision cybercast. Users will once again be able to catch over 60 hours of live video coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, All Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models, UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. All events run Feb. 3-14 are live video starting at approximately 7:30 pm, EST.

For just $29.99 users can purchase the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Racepass and be able to watch all 12 days of live video coverage. To order, simply log in to DIRTVsion.com, click on Subscription and choose the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals Racepass. Subscribers will still have access to the popular live chat, as well as up to date race notes. Users can sign-up using a Visa or MasterCard on our secure payment server at DIRTVision.com.

If unfamiliar with our LIVE Cybercasts, click on the “FAQ” menu for tips and requirements for viewing the DIRTVision Cybercast. 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 6 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; both of which are FREE.
For technical support or questions, e-mail customerservice@DIRTVision.com.

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 Advance Auto Parts 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 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event LIVE on the DIRT Radio Network in 2009. With microphone back in hand, Andrews helps kick off DIRTcar’s 34th straight season on Wednesday, February 11 during opening night of the 38th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH for Big-Block Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park. All event radio coverage is scheduled to start at 7pm, EST.

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!!!

UPCOMING EVENT
The 2009 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series point race schedule for Big-Block Modifieds takes the green flag further north in the springtime. Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway is slated to host the tour opener on March 28 when the Advance Series Big-Block teams compete in the 100-lap North-South Shootout paying the winner $6,000 from the total purse in excess of $27,000.

2009 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up point event;
TBA=To Be Announced; TBD=To Be Determined.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Wed-Feb 11 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Thr-Feb 12 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Fri-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Sat-Feb 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Sat-Mar 28 Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown,MD
Sun-May 24 -TBA-
Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh,NY
Sat-Jun 13 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY
*** GREAT CANADIAN TOUR ***
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont. Speedway Brockville,ONT
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
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
Sun-Sep 6 Cayuga Co.Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 18 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
-TBA- Orange Co.Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
-TBD- Big Diamond Raceway Minersville,PA
-TBD- Cayuga Co.Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets As of April 19, 2008, the Company operated 3,291 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at www.advanceautoparts.com.

The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and VP Racing Fuels. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation, Dig Safely New York and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Ferris Industries, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries.