Weedsport, NY — October 14, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director
DIRTcar Racing teams planning to attend the 47th Annual Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway will need to bring along an assortment of tire compounds for the October 17-19 event.
Big-Block Modified and 358-Modified 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.
The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds will be required to use DIRT Hard (D400) on all four corners with an optional RC-6 allowed on the right rear.
UMP Pro Stock entries will have DIRT Soft (D300) or Hard (D400) tire options available for use over the weekend.
For further questions regarding the Hoosier Tire compounds available for use in 2008, please contact Cory Reed in the DIRTcar NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) or log into the DIRTcar homepage at www.dirtcar.com to find out more about the entire circuit.
47th Annual Eastern States Weekend Schedule
Thursday, October 16
9:00am – Pit Gates open for Mod/358-Mod ONLY Inspection;
4:30pm – Grounds open for campers.
Friday, October 17
8:00am – Pit Gates/Drive-In Gates open;
10:00am – Grandstand Gates open;
12:00noon – First cars on track.
Saturday, October 18
8:00am – All Gates open;
9:00am – First cars on track;
1:00pm – Start 32nd Annual Eastern States 358 Mod 100;
4:00pm – Sportsman/Pure Stock enter track;
5:15pm – Cars on track.
Sunday, October 19
8:00am – All Gates open;
9:30am – Race Against Drugs Pit Party;
11:00am – Cars on track;
2:30pm – Start 47th Annual Eastern States 200.
Advance tickets for Sunday’s race, or the entire Eastern States Weekend, plus camping and parking permits are available at the Speedway Office during regular business hours or through credit card sales (Visa and MasterCard) by calling 845-342-2573. Additional information can be found at the official Orange County Fair Speedway website, www.ocfsmotorsports.com.
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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.