Lernerville Speedway Advance Series North-South 100 Latest Victim Of Rain
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Weedsport, NYSeptember 12, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

Rain has continued to hamper competition across the Northeast in the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series and this weekend started no different than the last.

Lernerville Speedway became the latest victim on Friday when General Manager Gary Risch Jr. was forced to pull the plug in the early morning hours as overcast skies unloaded over the Sarver, Pennsylvania oval with little clearing in sight.

“We’re extremely disappointed the weather wouldn’t cut us a break,” said Risch, after reluctantly cancelling the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series ‘North-South 100’ headliner on day one of Advance Auto Parts Autumn-Motive Fest Modified Madness. The event is not scheduled to be made up.

“The Advance Series stars coming to town certainly generated a lot of interest around the area from our fans and all the racers. We’re already looking into a possible date for next season as we want to grow this event for years to come,” Risch noted.

All the action now moves back to the Empire State when DIRTcar Racing NorthEast charter member tracks Canandaigua Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park host their final Big-Block Modified events of the season. The ‘Labatt Blue 100’ at Canandaigua on Saturday, September 20 comes next with the month’s activity culminating in the BPG National 200 during the 22nd World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend presented by Taylor Rental of Auburn at Rolling Wheels on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Come October, top Advance Series point chasers begin their final run toward the coveted overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championship with two premier events closing out the 2008 campaign. Continuing to rank among the most prestigious races in the country, the Rite Aid 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse concludes Super DIRT Week on Sunday, October 12 while the Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway brings the curtain down on Sunday, Oct. 19.

For more tour information, please contact DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Cory Reed at the DIRTcar NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) in Weedsport, New York or log into www.superdirtcarseries.com for additional Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series material.

Overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings
(Thru Sept. 12, 2008)
Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins T-5 T-10 Starts
1 91 Billy Decker 2,111 1,811 300 0 10 17 21 22
2 77x Dale Planck 1,961 1,669 292 -150 3 16 19 22
3 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,896 1,622 274 -215 1 12 20 22
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,867 1,579 288 -244 2 9 19 22
5 84 Gary Tomkins 1,796 1,500 296 -315 2 9 18 22
6 9s Matt Sheppard 1,686 1,402 284 -425 1 7 16 22
7 FX1 Frankie Caprara 1,590 1,298 292 -521 0 2 13 22
8 7x Steve Paine 1,500 1,208 292 -611 0 8 9 21
9 3 Justin Haers 1,414 1,156 258 -697 0 2 13 21
10 99 Ryan Phelps 1,407 1,151 256 -704 0 0 7 22
11 14J Alan Johnson 1,322 1,034 288 -789 1 4 10 18
12 27J Danny Johnson 1,282 1,142 140 -829 0 4 6 22
13 49 Billy Dunn 1,281 1,029 252 -830 0 0 2 22
14 99L Larry Wight® 1,000 778 222 -1,111 0 0 1 19
15 6 Pat O’Brien 901 617 284 -1,210 0 0 2 15
16 29 Jeff Brownell Jr 763 533 230 -1,348 0 0 1 13
17 42B Kevin Bates 691 439 252 -1,420 0 0 0 12
18 99b Chuck Bower 564 318 246 -1,547 0 0 0 10
19 79 Michael Storms® 509 255 254 -1,602 0 0 1 6
20 5 Jason Potter 489 239 250 -1,622 0 0 0 7
21 16 Mike Bowman 475 243 232 -1,636 0 0 0 7
22 88 Steve Hulsizer 463 221 242 -1,648 0 0 0 5
23 48T Dave Rauscher 453 227 226 -1,658 0 0 1 6
24 91h Chad Homan 450 232 218 -1,661 0 0 0 7
25 93 Ryan Bartlett 443 193 250 -1,668 0 0 0 5
26 4 Andy Bachetti 441 153 288 -1,670 1 1 1 1
27 71 David VanHorn Jr 431 171 260 -1,680 0 0 0 3
28 56 Vince Vitale 430 188 242 -1,681 0 0 0 5
29 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 420 184 236 -1,691 0 0 0 7
30 74 J.R. Heffner 410 146 264 -1,701 0 1 1 1
31 62s Tom Sears Jr. 410 142 268 -1,701 0 0 0 4
32 98 Eddie Marshall 407 145 262 -1,704 0 1 1 1
33 77F Mark Flach Jr. 403 135 268 -1,708 0 1 1 1
34 24 Chris Shultz 402 146 256 -1,709 0 0 0 2
35 1x Willy Decker 402 126 276 -1,709 0 0 1 2
36 44 Shannon Whaley 397 195 202 -1,714 0 0 0 6
37 8 Rob Bellinger 388 132 256 -1,723 0 0 0 4
38 89b Todd Burley 378 120 258 -1,733 0 1 1 3
39 43 Keith Flach 375 123 252 -1,736 0 0 0 3
40 33.3 Tommy Meier 373 125 248 -1,738 0 0 1 1
41 19 Chuck McKee 366 96 270 -1,745 0 1 1 1
42 32c Vic Coffey 356 190 166 -1,755 0 1 1 4
43 24 Jim Witko Jr. 354 92 262 -1,757 0 0 0 2
44 53e Ric Hill 353 121 232 -1,758 0 0 1 2
45 47 Jerry Higbie 351 85 266 -1,760 0 1 1 1
46 90 Scott Parliament 350 88 262 -1,761 0 0 0 2
47 115 Kenny Tremont 349 79 270 -1,762 0 0 0 1
48 87 Hector Stratton 346 112 234 -1,765 0 0 1 1
49 777 Kevin Bolland 340 40 300 -1,771 0 0 0 1
50 13 Tony Steiner® 337 179 158 -1,774 0 0 0 4

2008 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
*All events subject to change
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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 Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 27 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 12 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 19 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY

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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.