Weedsport, NYJune 30, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The Fourth of July holiday traditionally marks the halfway point of the season on the DIRTcar Racing Northeast circuit. For teams competing in the four premier 2009 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series, the first full month of summer means they’ve only just begun with 17 special events on the docket.

Eight extra-distance races for the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series dominate July while a half-dozen more tour shows add to the agenda for Sportsman teams. A pair of Pro Stock events is also listed and the lone 358-Modified Series stop closes out the month at Ransomville Speedway on July 31.

The mighty Mod Squad kicks off the action with back-to-back Super DIRTcar Series shows at Ransomville on July 3 and Fulton Speedway on July 4, then follows up the next week July 9-12 with a gruelling test of 400 feature laps at Brockville, Granby, Drummond and Cornwall in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec that comprises the 2nd Annual ‘Great Canadian Tour’ north of the border. Top traveling teams continue the adventure south for the highly anticipated inaugural DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, highlighted by the historic $20,000-to-win All-Star 100 which ranks as the richest short-track Modified event in the nation.

History is also in the making July 2-5 as the first-ever four-race swing for Sportsman includes consecutive nights at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and Brewerton Speedway in the states, followed north of the border by successive shows at Brockville Ontario Speedway and Cornwall Motor Speedway to wrap up the ‘Fourth of July’ holiday weekend. Charter member DIRTcar tracks Cayuga County (July 18) and Canandaigua (July 21) complete the upcoming six-race summer sweep for open-wheel contenders.

The ‘09 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series opener continues the big Independence Day celebration at Genesee Speedway on July 4 while Mohawk Int’l Raceway follows up two weeks later with an extended 50-lapper now paying $1,500-to-win staged at the completely refurbished Hogansburg, New York hangout.

Overall Mr. DIRTcar Champions will once again be determined by tabulating points earned in the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock teams along with bonuses collected in each divisional DIRTcar Regional Racing Series.

To gain access to DIRTcar Racing Series headline stories during the upcoming season, log into http://www.dirtcar.com and select ‘Series’ at the top then choose Mr. DIRTcar Series (#7) and hit ‘GO’ on right. Specific information about the Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com. Bookmark each selection for quick review at a later time.

Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Schedule of Events: JULY
Thr-Jul 2 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY SPT
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY MOD
Fri-Jul 3 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY SPT
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY MOD
Sat-Jul 4 Brockville Ont. Speedway Brockville,ONT SPT
Sat-Jul 4 Genesee Speedway Batavia,NY PRO
Sun-Jul 5 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT SPT
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont. Speedway Brockville,ONT MOD
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE MOD
Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE MOD
Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT MOD
Fri-Jul 17 Mohawk Int’l Raceway Akwesasne,NY PRO
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY MOD, SPT
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY MOD
Tue-Jul 21 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY SPT
Fri-Jul 31 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville,NY 358

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 Modified 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