Eastern States 200 Closes Out ’08 Advance Series At Orange County
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Weedsport, NYOctober 14, 2008 — By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

WHAT
The 2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series stages its season finale as part of the 47th edition of Eastern States Weekend at the Orange County Fair Speedway. A full three-day weekend of trackside activity —including Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman, UMP Pro Stock and UMP Street Stock racing— on the Middletown ‘Hard Clay’ culminates Sunday, October 19 with the Eastern States 200 boasting a first-place cash prize of $20,000 to the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified winner.

WHERE
Orange County Fair Speedway is located 1.0-mile northwest of I-84 on SR 17 to exit 120, then 0.75-mile southwest on Route 211, then 0.5-mile south on CR 96 at Fairgrounds. Detailed directions from New York City, Long Island, New England (Conn/Mass), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Albany,NY/Vermont and Central/Western New York areas can be obtained by logging into www.ocfsmotorsports.com and selecting “Directions” from the top choices.

WHEN
47th Eastern States Weekend Schedule
*All times and events subject to change.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
Pit Gates open, 9:00 am for Mod/358-Mod ONLY Inspection;
Grounds open for campers, 4:30 to Midnight.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Pit Gates & Drive-In Gates open, 8:00 am;
Grandstand Gates open, 10:00 am;
358-Modified Hot Laps, 12:00 Noon;
WLR Construction presents 358-Modified Time Trials (top 6 qualify), 1:00 pm;
Big-Block Modified Hot Laps;
WLR Construction presents the Big-Block Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials (top 6 qualify);
358-Modified heat races (24 qualify).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Pit Gates & Grandstand Gates open, 8:00 am;
Big-Block Modified & 358-Modified Hot Laps, 9:00 am;
Big-Block Modified heat races, 10:00 am;
358-Modified Consolation Races;
Eastern States 100, Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series event, 1:00 pm;
Pit Gates open for Sportsman Modifieds & Pure Stocks, 4:00 pm;
Sportsman Hot Laps;
Pure Stock Hot Laps;
Middletown Motorsports presents the Sportsman Time Trials (top 6 qualify);
Sportsman heat races;
Eastern States Pure Stock Challenge Championship;
Sportsman consolation races;
Eastern States 50, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series event.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Pit Gates & Grandstand Gates open, 8:00 am;
Race Against Drugs Eastern States Pit Party, 9:30-10:30 am;
Pro Stock Hot Laps, 11:00 am;
Big-Block Modified Hot Laps;
Pro Stock heat races, 12noon;
Big-Block Modified consolation races-2 (8 more qualify), 12:30 pm;
Pro Stock consolation race, 12:50 pm
Big-Block Modified consolation races-2 (8 more qualify), 1:00 pm;
Eastern States 25, Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series event, 1:30 pm;
47th Eastern States 200, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event (44 cars to start), 2:30 pm.

TICKETS/PARKING & CAMPING
*Ticket packages available for single days and multiple days:
Fri., Oct. 17-Adult GA=$10, half-covered grandstand $10 and covered grandstand $12, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) and Youth (13-17 yrs) $7 and Children (12 yrs. + under) Free. A special 3-Day Pit Pass is available for $80 (member) and $100 (non-member).
Sat., Oct. 18-Adult GA=$30, half-covered grandstand $30 and covered grandstand $35, Citizens (60 yrs + over) and Youth (13-17 yrs) $25 and Children (12 yrs. + under) Free; Pits=$30 (member) and $40 (non-member).
Sun., Oct. 19-Adult GA=$35, half-covered grandstand $35 and covered grandstand $40, Citizens (60 yrs + over) and Youth (13-17 yrs) $30 and Children (12 yrs. + under) Free; Pits=$40 (member) and $50 (non-member).
Oct. 17-19 Special Eastern States Weekend ’08 Passes are Adult GA=$65, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) and Youth (13-17 yrs) $55. Half-covered grandstand $65 and covered grandstand $75. Parking prices for Fairgrounds=$10 (3 days) and $30 (overnight 3 days); Drive-In (3 days) $10 and Upper Drive-In camping (3 days) $50. *Purchase (2) adult packages and get a FREE 3-day parking pass.
Advance sale tickets are available at the Orange County Fair Speedway by calling the office at 845/342-2573.

WEB SITES
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series is at https://www.superdirtcarseries.com.
Orange County Fair Speedway is at http://www.ocfsmotorsports.com.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
The oldest continuously running track in operation on the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit, throughout the regular season Orange County operates every Saturday night featuring DIRTcar Big-Block Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Pure Stock classes on the regular weekly card with DIRTcar 358-Modified contests scheduled numerous times in between. The speedway hosted a special stop by the nationally acclaimed World of Outlaw Sprint Series while the 2008 campaign concludes in October with the 47th Annual Eastern States 200 for DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds. OCFS initially joined the DIRTcar fold in 1983 and that same year began holding time trials during Eastern States Weekend. Use of the AMB i.t. scoring and timing system was first introduced in the 2000 Advance Auto Parts Series show staged in August. Recently crowned Orange County points champion David VanHorn Jr. established the modern-day DIRTcar Big-Block Modified record touring the fast 5/8-miler in a time of 20.710 sec. (108.643 mph) on July 31, 2008 to shatter the previous mark (21.345 sec.) held by all-time Orange County winner Brett Hearn since 2003.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Eastern States Weekend at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY remains the biggest, richest and oldest consecutively run championship race for DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds in the country. During the past 46 years some of the best drivers ever to run in the Northeast have etched their name in the ‘Hard Clay’ record book and still more are waiting their turn as the 2008 edition unfolds this weekend. From its modest beginnings in 1962 when Orange County (then known as Victory Speedway) promoter Eno VanDam, race director Larry Granger and his assistant Jim O’Melia put together the first 100-lap single-day event at the fairgrounds, Eastern States has not only survived the test of time it has been the standard that many others have copied to this day. What race fans take for granted today and refer to as the ‘second season’ —post Labor Day— did not exist 46 years ago. Aside from the Langhorne National Open, there were no late season big events as most tracks in the Northeast had shut down by the end of September, running as long as weather permitted or as long as promoters felt they could still draw fans. And with most tracks crowning point champions there was little purpose to race any later. The introduction of the inaugural Eastern States 100 in late October paying the winner $1,000 from a $4,000 purse forever changed that outlook for racers in this part of the country and when legendary stock car driver Frankie Schneider captured that first checkered flag it was destined to become the premier short-track race of its kind for generations to come.

ORANGE COUNTY “EASTERN STATES 200” MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP
DATE LAPS FIRST – SECOND – THIRD – FOURTH – FIFTH
10/21/07 200 Jeff Heotzler – Brett Hearn – Rich Eurich – Rick Laubach – Kenny Tremont
10/22/06 200 Brett Hearn – Frank Cozze – Jerry Higbie – Tommy Meier – Pat Ward
10/23/05 203 Brett Hearn – Wayne Jelley – David VanHorn – Kenny Tremont – Frank Jashembowski
10/24/04 200 Brett Hearn – Billy Decker – Gary Tomkins – Alan Johnson – Doug Hoffman
10/26/03 207 Bobby Varin – Chuck McKee – Tim McCreadie – Jeff Heotzler – Vic Coffey
10/27/02 200 Brett Hearn – Tim McCreadie – Alan Johnson – Jerry Higbie – Chuck McKee
10/21/01 200 Danny Johnson – Alan Johnson – Steve Paine – Kenny Tremont – Pat Ward
10/22/00 200 Chuck McKee – Alan Johnson – Vic Coffey – Steve Paine – Tim McCreadie
10/24/99 204 Alan Johnson – Billy Decker – Danny Johnson – Brett Hearn – Andy Bachetti
10/25/98 200 Billy Decker – Doug Hoffman – Jimmy Horton – Alan Johnson – Danny Johnson
10/26/97 200 Danny Johnson – Alan Johnson – Kenny Brightbill – Tim McCreadie – Chuck McKee
10/27/96 200 Brett Hearn – Jack Johnson – Dave Camara – Dale Planck – Alan Johnson
10/22/95 200 Jimmy Horton – Brett Hearn – Bob McCreadie – Tommy Meier – Jeff Heotzler
11/5/94 200 Bob McCreadie – Jimmy Horton – Doug Hoffman – Kenny Tremont – Rich Eurich
10/24/93 200 Danny Johnson – Brett Hearn – Bob McCreadie – Doug Hoffman – Jeff Heotzler
10/25/92 200 Danny Johnson – Brett Hearn – Jeff Trombley – Mike Ricci – Alan Johnson
10/27/91 200 Jimmy Horton – Doug Hoffman – Jack Johnson – Joe Plazek – Alan Johnson
10/21/90 200 Frank Cozze – Steve Paine – Danny Johnson – Brett Hearn – Roger Horvath
10/22/89 200 Frank Cozze – Danny Johnson – Dave Lape – Brett Hearn – Kenny Tremont
10/23/88 200 Rich Eurich – Frank Cozze – Jack Johnson – Billy Decker – John Strupp
10/25/87 200 Doug Hoffman – Jack Johnson – Kevin Collins – Dave Lape – Alan Johnson
4/25/87 200 Brett Hearn – Jack Johnson – Kevin Collins – Jimmy Horton – Chuck McKee
10/27/85 200 Jack Johnson – Carl Reynolds – Charlie Rudolph – Steve Bottcher – Doug Hoffman
10/28/84 200 Dave Lape – Jack Johnson – Carl Collis – Jeff Heotzler – Bob McCreadie
10/30/83 200 C.D. Coville – Brett Hearn – Jack Johnson – Jimmy Horton – Charlie Shire
10/17/82 200 Harry Behrent – Carl Reynolds – Carl Pittenger – Bobby Malzahn – Charlie Shire
10/25/81 200 Brett Hearn – Larry Brolsma – Richie Smith,Jr. – Harry Behrent – Sammy Beavers
10/19/80 200 Kenny Brightbill – Harry Behrent – Jimmy Horton – Frank Cozze – Jeff Heotzler
10/21/79 200 Brett Hearn – Billy Osmun – Lou Lazzaro – Carl Collis – Darryl Welty
10/22/78 200 Lou Lazzaro – Kevin Collins – Brett Hearn – Buzzie Reutimann – Clayton Husted
10/23/77 200 Gary Balough – Kevin Collins – Sammy Beavers – Don Kreitz,Sr. – Jimmy Horton
11/6/76 200 Gerald Chamberlain – Buzzie Reutimann – Tommy Hager – Jimmy Horton – Don Kreitz,Sr
10/26/75 200 Wayne Reutimann – Rich Eurich – Kenny Brightbill – Gary Balough – Buzzie Reutimann
10/27/74 200 Bobby Bottcher – Kenny Brightbill – Buzzie Reutimann – Ed Delmolino – Charlie Shire
10/28/73 200 Gerald Chamberlain – Tommy Corellis – Will Cagle – Dick Tobias – Johnny Haroll
10/25/72 200 Buzzie Reutimann – Will Cagle – Bobby Malzahn – Wayne Reutimann – Bobby Bottcher
10/31/71 200 Will Cagle – Buzzie Reutimann – Bobby Gerhart – Danny Mitchell – Bobby Malzahn
10/25/70 200 Will Cagle – Bobby Bottcher – Gerald Chamberlain – Rags Carter – Buzzie Reutimann
10/26/69 200 Al Tasnady – Joe Kelly – Buzzie Reutimann – Bobby Malzahn – Whip Mulligan
10/27/68 200 Will Cagle – Bobby Gerhart – Frankie Schneider – Ralph Chittenden – Larry Voss
10/22/67 100 Frankie Schneider – Bobby Malzahn – Al Tasnady – Whip Mulligan – Jackie Evans
10/23/66 100 Will Cagle – Bobby Malzahn – Sammy Reakes – Buzzie Reutimann – Whip Mulligan
10/24/65 100 Ron Lux – Kenny Shoemaker – Rags Carter – Frankie Schneider – Ray Cook
10/25/64 100 Rags Carter – Bobby Malzahn – Al Tasnady – Frankie Schneider – Rene Charland
10/27/63 100 Frankie Schneider – Al Tasnady – Ernie Gahan – Ed Ortiz – Billy Deskovick
10/28/62 100 Frankie Schneider – Bobby Malzahn – Don Stumpf – Ernie Gahan – Kenny Shoemaker

2007 RACE REVIEW
Home track favorite Jeff Heotzler ended a story book season as he outlasted Billy Decker to capture the 46th Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Eastern States 200 Big-Block Modified Championship at Orange County Fair Speedway. Heotzler earned the 2007 Orange County points title without a single win before closing out the season with the biggest victory of his career that awarded him the $20,000 first-place prize. After starting 42nd in the 46-car field, Heotzler sped past Billy Decker when his fuel tank ran dry on lap 193 and held off three-time defending winner Brett Hearn in a race that was slowed by 18 caution periods and a trio of red flags. Hearn’s runner-up tally secured him the overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Modified Series Championship, with veteran Rich Eurich crossing the line third ahead of Pennsylvanian Rick Laubach and Capital District runner Kenny Tremont. With 20 laps left Decker held a commanding lead ahead of Heotzler and Hearn as the top-three drivers put distance on their closest challengers. Yet with less than 10 to go, the LJL Motorsports no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers Special suddenly sputtered and Heotzler wasted no time assuming the number one position when the final yellow flag flew with just a half-dozen circuits remaining. The green/white/checkered flag finish was all that awaited Heotzler as he held on for his seventh Advance Auto Parts Series win, his last coming at Orange County in 1996. Until that Sunday, The Jeffer stood behind only Orange County ace Bobby Malzahn as the driver with the most Eastern States top-fives without a win. During the ’08 Eastern States finale, Rusty Smith helped make the highlight reel after flipping over on his side in front of Frank Cozze exiting turn three and the resulting contact put Cozze’s mount out of the ‘ball park’ in one of the most spectacular crashes of the season. No injuries were reported, however, a lengthy 1-1/2-hour delay was required to repair the catch fence, utility pole and wire cables that were damaged upon impact.

TRACK HISTORY
Orange County Fair Speedway boasts one of the greatest racing heritages in all of motorsports, including a winner’s list that is headed by modern-day superstar Brett Hearn and bolstered by many of the best drivers ever to compete on the Northeastern Modified circuit. The original Middletown tract was built for horse racing in 1857 and called “The Harry Clay Oval” after a famous horse named Harry Clay. Joe Coates from nearby Goshen, N.Y. rebuilt the track in 1924, taking clay from Finan’s Pond and when it hardened was unequaled by any other in the area; the surface became extremely hard yet soft enough not to injure the hooves of horses. Initially laid out as half-mile, the track was both widened and lengthened over the years to its present day 5/8-mile size and the present grandstand structure was built in 1925. This year marked the 168th Annual Orange County Fair.

Auto racing enthusiast George Martin was appointed as Orange County Fair Society Director in 1909 and his motion in 1913 to bring cars on the last day of the fair in place of horses was finally approved by the Fairboard six years later. An overflow crowd of 5,000 curious spectators came out to the track on August 15, 1919 to witness Jim Benedict best nine other entries to claim the inaugural 10-lap AAA-sanctioned race which paid $75.00 the winner. Annual fair races continued to prosper on the ‘Hard Clay’ and 1941 marked the first time two events were held. Following the end of WWII the name was changed to Victory Speedway and in 1946 it was announced by track promoter Russ Carpenter that ARDC Midgets would race each Wednesday night. While pictures substantiate that stock cars first circled the inner 1/5-mile track one year prior, a new era in track history began when the first official race was run off on Sept. 18, 1948 and won by Rocky Dinatale from Trenton, N.J. June 7, 1952 marked the first race under the lights in Middletown. That same year was the first for ‘flatheads’ which evolved into Sportsman stock cars, then 320-Modifieds and became the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds that compete today. Frankie Schneider won the inaugural Eastern States 100 Championship on October 28, 1962 and the Northeast’s premier short-track event was lengthened to 200 laps in 1968 under the promotion of Orange County Agricultural Society President Al Howard, who also changed the name to Orange County Fair Speedway.

Taking over the duties of Race Director at the beginning of the 1981 season was Stan Gurda, brother of majority fairgrounds owner Michael Gurda. Two years later DIRT MotorSports secured the promotion of speedway racing events under the guidance of president Glenn Donnelly. From 1983 through 2004, Orange County remained a cornerstone of DIRTcar Racing in Eastern New York, and after a one-year absence re-joined the DIRT-fold in ‘06. Under the DIRTcar regime, Hearn has brought further notoriety to the historic oval situated about an hour from New York City, capturing 13 Big-Block Modified season point titles and racking up nearly 140 feature wins in the past 25 seasons. Joining Hearn at the top of Orange County’s all-time Modified win list are legendary open-wheel pilots and Northeast Hall of Famers Frankie Schneider (58), Will Cagle (47), Buzzie Reutimann (34), Rags Carter (33) and Bobby Bottcher (26). Contending today are 2008 OCFS Big-Block points champion David VanHorn, Chuck McKee, Jerry Higbie, rookie Mike Storms and 2007 Eastern States 200 champion Jeff Heotzler, who will be driving his son Jeff Jr’s no. J17 mount for the 47th annual affair.

DRIVER WEB SITES
Billy Decker – http://www.gypsumracing.com
Tim Fuller – http://www.gypsumracing.com
Justin Haers – http://www.justinhaers.com
Brett Hearn – http://www.bretthearn.com
Danny Johnson – http://www.teamjir.com
Pat O’Brien – http://www.gypsumracing.com
Steve Paine – http://stevepaine.painemotorsports.com
Jimmy Phelps – http://www.jimmyphelps.com
Ryan Phelps – http://www.ryanphelps.com, http://www.gypsumracing.com
Matt Sheppard – http://www.matt-sheppard.com
Larry Wight – http://www.gypsumracing.com

Overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings
(Thru Oct. 12, 2008)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins T-5 T-10 Starts
1 91 Billy Decker 2,383 2,083 300 0 10 18 23 25
2 77x Dale Planck 2,191 1,899 292 -192 3 16 21 25
3 98h Jimmy Phelps 2,153 1,879 274 -230 1 13 22 25
4 20 Brett Hearn 2,114 1,826 288 -269 2 9 20 25
5 84 Gary Tomkins 2,084 1,788 296 -299 2 11 20 25
6 9s Matt Sheppard 2,051 1,767 284 -332 1 9 18 25
7 FX1 Frankie Caprara 1,816 1,524 292 -567 0 2 14 25
8 7x Steve Paine 1,768 1,476 292 -615 0 9 11 24
9 99 Ryan Phelps 1,695 1,439 256 -688 0 1 8 25
10 3 Justin Haers 1,664 1,406 258 -719 0 2 14 24
11 14J Alan Johnson 1,633 1,345 288 -750 3 6 12 21
12 49 Billy Dunn 1,548 1,296 252 -835 0 0 3 25
13 27J Danny Johnson 1,438 1,298 140 -945 0 4 6 25
14 99L Larry Wight® 1,171 949 222 -1,212 0 0 1 22
15 6 Pat O’Brien 1,049 765 284 -1,334 0 0 2 17
16 29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 984 754 230 -1,399 0 0 1 16
17 42B Kevin Bates 691 439 252 -1,692 0 0 0 12
18 56 Vince Vitale 659 417 242 -1,724 0 0 1 8
19 99b Chuck Bower 610 364 246 -1,773 0 0 0 11
20 19 Tim Fuller 559 509 50 -1,824 0 3 3 6
21 32c Vic Coffey 559 393 166 -1,824 0 1 2 7
22 79 Michael Storms® 549 295 254 -1,834 0 0 1 7
23 88 Steve Hulsizer 539 297 242 -1,844 0 0 0 6
24 74 J.R. Heffner 535 271 264 -1,848 0 1 2 2
25 4 Andy Bachetti 529 241 288 -1,854 1 1 1 2
26 98 Eddie Marshall 527 265 262 -1,856 0 1 2 2
27 48T Dave Rauscher 503 277 226 -1,880 0 0 1 7
28 91h Chad Homan 498 280 218 -1,885 0 0 0 8
29 16 Mike Bowman 495 263 232 -1,888 0 0 0 7
30 93 Ryan Bartlett 493 243 250 -1,890 0 0 0 6
31 5 Jason Potter 489 239 250 -1,894 0 0 0 7
32 43 Keith Flach 487 235 252 -1,896 0 0 1 4
33 62s Tom Sears Jr. 482 214 268 -1,901 0 0 0 5
34 02 Roy Bresnahan 472 270 202 -1,911 0 0 1 4
35 357 Stewart Friesen 439 439 0 -1,944 0 2 3 6
36 44 Shannon Whaley 438 236 202 -1,945 0 0 0 7
37 71 David VanHorn Jr. 431 171 260 -1,952 0 0 0 3
38 24 Chris Shultz 422 166 256 -1,961 0 0 0 2
39 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 420 184 236 -1,963 0 0 0 7
40 53e Ric Hill 404 172 232 -1,979 0 0 1 3
41 77F Mark Flach Jr. 403 135 268 -1,980 0 1 1 1
42 115 Kenny Tremont 402 132 270 -1,981 0 0 0 2
43 1x Willy Decker 402 126 276 -1,981 0 0 1 2
44 19h Chris Higgins® 394 188 206 -1,989 0 0 0 5
45 8 Rob Bellinger 388 132 256 -1,995 0 0 0 4
46 89b Todd Burley 378 120 258 -2,005 0 1 1 3
47 13 Tony Steiner® 377 219 158 -2,006 0 0 0 5
48 33.3 Tommy Meier 373 125 248 -2,010 0 0 1 1
49 87 Hector Stratton 366 132 234 -2,017 0 0 1 1
50 6 Pete Taylor 366 168 198 -2,017 0 0 0 5
51 19 Chuck McKee 366 96 270 -2,017 0 1 1 1
52 99 Charlie Donk 362 110 252 -2,021 0 0 0 3
53 85 Dan Vauter 359 200 159 -2,024 0 0 0 5
54 24 Jim Witko Jr. 354 92 262 -2,029 0 0 0 2
55 45J Wayne Jelley 351 97 254 -2,032 0 0 0 1
56 47 Jerry Higbie 351 85 266 -2,032 0 1 1 1
57 83 Brian Swartzlander 350 50 300 -2,033 0 0 0 1
58 90 Scott Parliament 350 88 262 -2,033 0 0 0 2
59 87 Shawn Donath® 346 199 147 -2,037 0 0 0 4
60 777 Kevin Bolland 340 40 300 -2,043 0 0 0 1

2008 Gater Racing News Big-Block Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS LAP LEADERS
May 1 Virginia 60 30-D.Howard, 22-M.Sheppard, 8-J.Richards
May 4 Rolling Wheels 50 50-B.Decker
May 4 Rolling Wheels 50 31-S.Paine, 19-D.Planck
May 25 Cayuga County 76 56-D.Planck, 20-J.Haers
June 7 Fulton 101 101-B.Decker
July 3 Ransomville 100 88-B.Decker, 12-R.Krull
July 10 Brockville 100 97-B.Decker, 3-P.O’Brien
July 11 Granby 100 60-B.Hearn, 39-B.Dunn, 1-S.Paine
July 12 Drummond 100 100-D.Planck
July 16 Grandview 100 63-B.Decker, 33-D.Howard, 4-K.Brightbill
July 17 Georgetown 75 65-H.J. Bunting, 10-J.Mills
July 31 Orange County 75 75-B.Hearn
August 4 Merrittville 100 97-J.Phelps, 3-J.Haers
August 9 Canandaigua 50 27-V.Coffey, 23-B.Decker
August 9 Canandaigua 50 21-B.Decker, 19-V.Coffey, 10-R.Phelps
August 15 Brewerton 100 51-D.Planck, 38-B.Decker, 11-A.Johnson
August 16 Can-Am 100 80-G.Tomkins, 12-F.Caprara, 8-S.Parliament
August 17 Cornwall 100 61-D.Planck, 39-G.Tomkins
August 31 Cayuga County 54 38-F.Caprara, 16-A.Johnson
August 31 Cayuga County 54 29-B.Decker, 11-J.Haers,
11-G.Tomkins, 3-M.Sheppard
Sept. 1 Rolling Wheels 115 108-B.Decker, 7-J.Haers
Sept. 7 Lebanon Valley 200 133-B.Hearn, 32-A.Bachetti,
29-JR Heffner, 6-T.Meier
Sept. 20 Canandaigua 100 78-T.Fuller, 22-A.Johnson
Sept. 27 Rolling Wheels 128 79-A.Johnson, 49-Terrance
October 12 NYS Fairgrounds 200 77-Cozze, 49-M.Sheppard, 32-J.Haers,
21-V.Vitale, 12-B.Hearn, 9-D.Hebert

2008 Integra Shocks Big-Block Modified Time Trials *New Record
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
Virginia 1/2-mile Duane Howard *18.056 sec. 99.690 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Dale Planck 20.094 sec. 111.974 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Vic Coffey 17.492 sec. 77.178 mph
Fulton 3/8-mile Pat O’Brien 16.688 sec. 80.896 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker *16.351 sec. 82.564 mph
Brockville 3/8-mile Dale Planck *14.422 sec. 93.607 mph
Granby 1/2-mile Steve Paine *18.410 sec. 97.773 mph
Drummond 4/10-mile Steve Paine 17.234 sec. 83.556 mph
Grandview 1/3-mile Billy Decker *14.349 sec. 83.630 mph
Georgetown 1/2-mile Billy Decker *20.290 sec. 88.714 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile David VanHorn Jr. *20.710 sec. 108.643 mph
Merrittville 1/3-mile Steve Paine 15.523 sec. 77.305 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Brett Hearn 17.965 sec. 100.195 mph
Brewerton 1/3-mile Brett Hearn 14.883 sec. 80.629 mph
Can-Am 1/2-mile Jimmy Phelps 19.266 sec. 93.429 mph
Cornwall 1/4-mile Dale Planck 13.355 sec. 67.390 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Billy Decker 15.652 sec. 86.251 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Tim Fuller 20.665 sec. 108.880 mph
Lebanon Valley 1/2-mile Billy Decker 19.845 sec. 90.703 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Tim Fuller 17.660 sec. 101.925 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Alan Johnson 20.357 sec. 110.527 mph
NYS Fairgrounds 1.0-mile Tim Fuller 30.160 sec. 119.363 mph

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
Virginia D.Howard, F.Caprara, D.Planck, B.Hearn, B.Pauch Jr.
Rolling Wheels D.Planck, B.Decker, B.Hearn, G.Tomkins
Cayuga County V.Coffey, T.Fuller, D.Planck, L.Wight
Fulton D.Johnson, D.Planck, J.Haers, M.Sheppard
Ransomville B.Decker, D.Planck, S.Friesen, A.Johnson
Brockville D.Planck, B.Decker, M.Sheppard, B.Dunn
Granby B.Decker, B.Dunn, B.Hearn, G.Tomkins
Drummond S.Paine, M.Sheppard, D.Planck, J.Phelps
Grandview B.Decker, B.Hearn, K.Brightbill, M.Sheppard
Georgetown J.Mills, F.Caprara, J.Phelps, B.Hearn
Orange County D.VanHorn, B.Hearn, B.Decker, A.Johnson
Merrittville B.Dunn, B.Hearn, B.Decker, J.Phelps
Canandaigua B.Hearn, B.Decker, G.Tomkins, D.Planck
Brewerton G.Tomkins, P.O’Brien, J.Phelps, A.Johnson
Can-Am J.Phelps, B.Dunn, B.Hearn
Cornwall J.Phelps, M.Jock, A.Fortier, M.Clair
Cayuga County B.Hearn, A.Johnson, D.Planck
Rolling Wheels T.Fuller, B.Hearn, R.Phelps, A.Johnson
Lebanon Valley E.Marshall, K.Sheldon, K.Tremont
Canandaigua T.Fuller, B.Hearn, C.Homan, M.Sheppard
Rolling Wheels T.Fuller, S.Paine, M.Sheppard
NYS Fairgrounds J.Johnson, M.Sheppard, B.Hearn.

NEWS & NOTES
2nd Mr. DIRTcar Championship Clinched By Billy Decker In ‘08
: Heading east to Middletown this weekend, Billy Decker will have a chance to match the feat he pulled off in 1998. Exactly 10 years ago the Unadilla, New York pilot claimed his first overall Mr. DIRTcar Modified Championship as well as his only Eastern States 200 title race victory. Decker recently locked up his second DIRTcar Big-Block crown at Super DIRT Week on the Syracuse Mile and now has his sights set on repeating at Orange County this coming Sunday. The ‘Franklin Flyer’ earned his second Mr. DIRTcar title by collecting the most points in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series along with earning valuable bonus points at his designated hometrack —Brewerton Speeday— throughout the regular season. Decker maxed out with 300 points as his best five hometrack feature race finishes were all wins at Brewerton.

2008 Win Leaders Hit The Hard Clay: With just two more weekends remaining in the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast season, 26 tracks have hosted DIRTcar Big-Block Modified races with 59 drivers taking checkered flags in 145 featured events. Division leader Billy Decker owns a circuit-high 22 triumphs this season, including a record-tying 10 in Advance Auto Parts Super Series competition aboard the potent LJL Racing Bicknell machine. Decker’s single-season best total nearly triples the output of popular Pennsylvanian Brian Swartzlander (8) and all-time DIRTcar NE Big-Block winner Alan Johnson. Keystone State rivals Kevin Bolland and Jeremiah Shingledecker plus Advance Series winner Dale Planck rank right behind with seven each. Advance Series stars Brett Hearn, Matt Sheppard and Gary Tomkins have collected six wins apiece while tour regulars Jimmy Phelps (4), Steve Paine (3) and Frankie Caprara (3) and recent Lebanon Valley 200 Champion Andy Bachetti (3) are listed ahead of two-time winners Steve Hulsizer and Willy Decker from the Central New York circuit, Lebanon Valley regulars Kenny Tremont and Ryan Larkin, Orange County chauffeurs Jeff Heotzler and Chris Shultz, popular Pennsylvania pilot Del Rougeux Jr. and Canadian Pat O’Brien. Advance Series runners Justin Haers and 15 year-old sensation Larry Wight are among 38 more drivers having reached victory lane heading into October’s Eastern States finale.

Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Champions
YEAR CHAMPION (wins) ROOKIE of the YEAR
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: 1980-10/12/08 (618 events / 45 tracks / 67 drivers)
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
100 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Orange County, 7/31/08
65 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 8/19/07
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

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Fast Timers 1983-10/12/08 (241 events / 33 tracks / 48 drivers)
EVTS DRIVER FIRST FAST TIME LAST FAST TIME
40 Brett Hearn Orange County, 10/24/86 Brewerton, 8/15/08
37 Billy Decker NYS Fairgrounds, 7/3/01 Lebanon Valley, 9/7/08
21 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 7/4/00 Cayuga County, 5/29/05
20 Tim Fuller New Egypt, 6/20/02 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/12/08
17 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/1/99 Merrittville, 8/4/08
9 Chuck Bower Cayuga County, 5/28/00 Lernerville, 8/3/05
9 Matt Sheppard Drummond, 7/12/04 Ransomville, 7/6/07
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, 9/7/08
5 Frank Cozze Orange County, 6/10/04 New Egypt, 8/15/07
5 Jimmy Phelps Drummond, 7/11/05 Can-Am, 8/16/08
5 Dale Planck Drummond, 7/10/06 Cornwall, 8/17/08
3 Billy Pauch NYS Fairgrounds, 10/12/86 NYS Fairgrounds, 10/9/88
3 Kenny Brightbill NYS Fairgrounds, 10/13/96 New Egypt, 8/2/00
3 Doug Hoffman NYS Fairgrounds, 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 Fairgrounds, 10/11/92 Big Diamond, 6/18/03
2 Bobby Varin NYS Fairgrounds, 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
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 Anthony Ferriauolo IV Orange County, 10/27/85
1 Joe Plazek NYS Fairgrounds, 10/10/93
1 Jeff Heotzler Orange County, 10/27/96
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

Hoosier Remains DIRTcar Tire Of Choice: In 2008, Hoosier Tire expanded the options for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Modified divisions with the introduction of the new Hoosier D200. Along with the Hoosier D200, the existing DIRT soft compound will be labeled D300, current DIRT hard compound will be labeled D400 and the DIRT Extra Hard compound will become D500. This weekend at Orange County, Big-Block entries will be allowed to use DIRT Soft (D300), Hard (D400) or Extra (D500) throughout all warm-up sessions and qualifying events, although DIRT Hard (D400) or DIRT Xtra (D500) ONLY will be mandatory on the rear come feature time.

Shocking Results For Series Fast Qualifiers: For a third straight year, Integra Shocks is playing an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series during the upcoming race season. The fast driver during 2008 Advance Auto Parts 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 ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet on November 15. The Advance Auto Parts 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. In 2008, drivers have drawn for their order in the ‘Integra Shocks Time Trials’ at every Advance Series stop to date and each ‘Integra Shocks Fast Time Award’ winner has collected $100 and five (5) bonus points toward the overall championship. All-time Advance Series race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, now earning a series-best total of 40 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past two decades.

Grand Slam Showcases Series: The customary pre-race re-draw among top heat race qualifiers was in effect throughout the summer, however, the season-ending events at the New York State Fairgrounds and Orange County Fair Speedway are the only Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series stops awarding fast timers with pole-position starts (heat points will not be awarded at these shows). Lebanon Valley Speedway hosted the initial “200” and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park followed suit to make up the high-dollar Advance Series ‘Grand Slam’ in 2008.

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. 12, Eastern States 200 at Orange County on Oct. 19, Budweiser National 200 presented by Benjamin Moore Paints at Lebanon Valley on Sept. 7 and World Series Weekend BPG 200 at Rolling Wheels on Sept. 27 are the only 200-lap races on the annual tour. In 2008 these four signature events on the Advance Auto Parts Series formulate the prestigious ‘Grand Slam’ in DIRTcar Racing for Big-Block Modifieds. Tommy Meier was the first Orange County regular across the line in the Lebanon Valley 200 to earn the 7th starting spot in the Eastern States 200 line-up and Ric Hill was the highest finishing OCFS regular driver (non-guaranteed) in the Rite Aid 200 to secure the 8th starting spot in the Eastern States 200.

This unique ‘Grand Slam’ features the $50,000-to-win Rite Aid 200 in the Salt City, $20,000-to-win Eastern States 200 in Middletown (NY), $10,000-to-win National 200 at the West Lebanon (NY) oval with another $10-grand on the line for the Rolling Wheels BPG National 200 winner. Syracuse and Orange County are the only Advance Auto Parts Series stops where the fast timers start on the pole and the top-six are locked into front three row starting positions while heats will be aligned in heads-up fashion. A special points system was implemented for these prominent races last season with each winner receiving 150 Series points and 50 points awarded to start.

Eastern States Action On DIRT Radio Network: If fans can’t make the trip to Middletown, the DIRT Radio Network presented by BUTLERbuilt travels to Orange County Fair Speedway for a return appearance of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series. Listeners will be able to tune in to LIVE audio coverage from Orange County as program host and SPEED personality Shane Andrews brings you all the Eastern States action generated by the ground-pounding 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds as well as sister 358 cubic-inch Small-Blocks, Sportsman Modifieds and UPM Pro Stocks. LIVE audio starts at 12:45 p.m. ET on Friday, October 17 with complete lap-by-lap Integra Shocks Time Trial coverage for Big-Blocks and Small-Blocks. Action picks up at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 with Big-Block heat races and Small-Block consis leading up to the 358-Modified Eastern States Championship at 1 p.m. Following a brief intermission, the evening program gets underway with Sportsman time trial coverage starting at 5:45 p.m. The Sunday show kicks off with Pro Stock heats at 11:45 a.m. and runs straight through the 47th Eastern States 200 for Big-Block Modifieds with the first green flag flying at 2:30 p.m.

To tune in visit www.dirtvision.com, click on the LIVE Advance Auto Parts Modified link, and you’re off to the races. If you are unfamiliar with Dirtvision.com, click on the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and requirements for viewing the Live Events. 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 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; both of which are FREE. For technical support or questions, 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!!!

Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRTcar Racing. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.

Tracks Know The Score: In the ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DIRTcar has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRTcar racing. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRTcar organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRTcar Racing events.

UPCOMING EVENTS
The 33rd annual DIRTcar Racing NorthEast ‘Night of Champions’ Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 15 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. The banquet will honor the 2008 series champions in the Advance Auto Parts Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified, UMP Pro Stock and UMP Street Stock divisions. Track promoters and operators will convene on Friday, November 14 for the annual DIRTcar track meetings at the Turning Stone entertainment complex, ranked among the top-five largest tourist attractions in New York State and drawing over 4.5 million visitors annually.

2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE 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 Middletown,NY

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ADVANCE AUTO PARTS MODIFIED SERIES SPONSORS
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 and Hoosier Racing Tire. Rite Aid Corporation is a promotional partner and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Dig Safely New York, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries.