Weedsport, NY — August 23, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
The ‘Grand Slam’ of Big-Block Modified racing on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series is just weeks away to officially signal the start of the traditional ‘second season’ of competition on the 2008 DIRTcar NorthEast circuit.
Lebanon Valley Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park host the initial “200s” to kick off the high-dollar Advance Series shows in September with
nationally recognized events at the New York State Fairgrounds and Orange County Fair Speedway closing out DIRTcar Racing’s 33rd consecutive season of operation in October.
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, Coors National 200 at Lebanon Valley on Sept. 6 and World Series Weekend BPG 200 at Rolling Wheels on Sept. 27 are the only 200-lap races on the annual tour. And all events are connected further with guaranteed starting positions up for grabs in each.
The Lebanon Valley 200 winner is guaranteed the 7th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200 at Syracuse while the Rolling Wheels 200 winner automatically earns the 8th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200 fairgrounds finale.
In addition, the first Orange County regular driver (non-guaranteed) across the line in the Lebanon Valley 200 earns the 7th starting spot in the Eastern States 200 line-up and the highest finishing OCFS regular driver (non-guaranteed) in the Rite Aid 200 clinches the 8th starting spot in the Eastern States 200.
The 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 Coors National 200 at the West Lebanon (NY) oval with another $10-grand on the line for the Rolling Wheels BPG 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 has been implemented for these prominent races with each winner receiving 150 Series points and 50 points are awarded to start.
Contact Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Cory Reed at the DIRTcar NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com for additional Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series information.
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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 Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., Rite Aid Corporation and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.