Weedsport, NYApril 1, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

With a wet month of March finally behind race teams, April now stands to officially open competition towards the crowning of overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Champions in 2009, with five events scheduled among three open-wheel divisions.

For the second straight year, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman title contenders will begin their quest at Black Rock Speedway the first week of the month and follow up with round number two at Can-Am Motorsports Park the third weekend in April. Top 358-Modified teams are slated to run back-to-back Saturdays at Can-Am and Merrittville Speedway while a return trip to Pennsylvania for the ‘Spring Fever 75’ at Big Diamond Raceway at the end of the month marks the new lead-off event for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series teams challenging for supremacy in the Big-Block Modified ranks.

Overall Mr. DIRTcar Champions will once again be determined by tabulating points earned in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Blocks and the Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series for 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock teams, along with divisional bonuses collected at DIRTcar tracks throughout the Northeast. The bonus formula is identical for all four touring classes, with every competitor able to max out with six (6) feature race starts at a single track through Labor Day Weekend, adding 360 extra points to their total.

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 Advance Auto Parts 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: APRIL
Sat-Apr 4 Black Rock Speedway/Dundee,NY SPT
Fri-Apr 17 Can-Am Motorsports Park/LaFargeville,NY SPT
Sat-Apr 18 Can-Am Motorsports Park/LaFargeville,NY 358
Sat-Apr 25 Merrittville Speedway/Thorold,ONT 358
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway/Minersville,PA MOD

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 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series “DIRTcar All-Star 100” on Sunday, July 19.

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 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.