Weedsport, NY — December 11, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
Simply and suitably billed as the ‘Big Show’ last season, Brett Hearn’s inaugural promotion at Orange County Fair Speedway turned out to be the biggest of the year at the Middletown, N.Y. oval.
Hearn is anxious to get back on the ‘Hard Clay’ next June as the recently crowned overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champion promises an even bigger and better event for the fans and racers that come out in support.
“It was pretty good last time considering the weather and fire,” quipped Hearn, 51, referring to his first presentation backed by Benjamin Moore Paint and Mohegan Sun that was ultimately cut short due to rain with Billy Decker taking the checkered flag after just 59 laps. An in-season series best 62 drivers signed up despite inclement weather juggling area forecasts throughout the day, while a small generator fire forced fans to evacuate the turn four grandstands even before heat races could be run.
“We’re still in the planning stages right now although we’ll try to mirror much of what we did last year, there was definitely a lot of excitement leading up to the event. Expect some extracurricular entertainment to go along with a lot of great racing, all of which is sure to make it another memorable event for fans both on and off the track,” remarked Hearn, who will be flanked once again by Driven Marketing Group production partners Rich Wordon (marketing) and Tom Genova (financial advisor) for the June 16 event.
In addition to a full night of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified racing including time trials, qualifying heat races and a 100-lap feature, Hearn also confirmed the return of a B-main for non-qualified cars that provides the winner a chance to choose between the $2,000 prize money or the 13th starting slot in the ‘Big Show.’ He also reserved June 30 as a rain date if necessary.
Further event information will be available after the new year, when media representatives can contact Brett Hearn (973/702-0819) during normal business hours Monday through Friday. In the meantime, log into www.bretthearn.com for the latest Jet news regarding the upcoming season.
The 31st edition of the Super DIRTcar Series gets underway with the first points event scheduled at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on Saturday, March 27, 2010.
Big-Block Modified action kicks off down south even earlier when Volusia Speedway Park hosts four non-point series shows during the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH, Feb. 10-13. With Feb. 9 set aside for practice, consecutive 30-lap main events run Wednesday through Friday before the traditional $5,000-to-win 50-lapper goes off the line in Saturday’s VSP finale.
For more information, please contact Series Competition Director Joe Skotnicki at 704/796-4566, while Big-Block Modified tour news continues to be posted on www.superdirtcarseries.com. Be sure to sign up as a SDS Big-Block ‘follower’ on Twitter by visiting http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar and expect to receive updates anywhere at anytime as the 2010 season approaches.
2010 SUPER DIRTcar SERIES SCHEDULE
NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK LOCATION
Wed-Feb 10 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Thr-Feb 11 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Fri-Feb 12 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Sat-Feb 13 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park Barberville,FL
Sat-Mar 27 100 Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown,MD
Sat-Apr 10 100 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-May 30 100 Cayuga Co Fair SpeedwayWeedsport,NY
Wed-Jun 16 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
Wed-Jun 23 100 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sun-Jul 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Jul 11 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Jul 16 50 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Sat-Jul 17 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Jul 19 100 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE
Tue-Jul 20 100 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Mon-Aug 2 100 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Thr-Aug 26 100 Lebanon Valley Speedway W.Lebanon,NY ($17,500-to-win)
Sun-Sep 5 100 Cayuga Co Fair SpeedwayWeedsport,NY
Sat-Sep 18 100 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Akwesasne,NY
Sat-Oct 2 200-SP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY ($20,000-to-win)
Sun-Oct 10 200 N.Y.S Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY ($50,000-to-win)
Sun-Oct 17 100 Brockville Ont. Speedway Brockville,ONT
Thr-Nov 4 Qual. The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Concord,NC
Fri-Nov 5 50 The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Concord,NC
Sat-Nov 6 50 The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Concord,NC
DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse runs annually in October featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into www.superdirtweekonline.com anytime.
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.