Weedsport, NY — August 25, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
A handful of extra-distance events on the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit have been given the green light for teams to use two-way radios in during the coming months.
In each Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series ‘Grand Slam’ event for Big-Block Modifieds and the 358-Modified Championship during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, two-way radios will be allowed.
If using two-way communication, the use of a new ‘RACEceiver Ace’ will be required. The RACEceiver Ace is used in conjunction with a team’s two-way system that allows the driver to monitor the race director while also remaining in communication with his/her crew via their own two-way system.
The new RACEceiver Ace also functions as a standard RACEceiver so it can replace an exisiting RACEceiver device for weekly competition. Teams not using two-way radios may continue to use the standard RACEceiver models without penalty.
RACEceiver Ace models are available for sale at $130 each through DIRTcar during the week or at the track. The Advance Series trailer also has a supply to rent at each event site.
Lebanon Valley Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park host the initial “200s” to kick off the Advance Series ‘Grand Slam’ in September with
nationally recognized events at the N.Y.S. Fairgrounds and Orange County Fair Speedway comprising the final two shows in October.
Continuing to rank among the most prestigious races in the country, the Rite Aid 200 at the Syracuse Mile on October 12, Eastern States 200 at Orange County on October 19, Coors National 200 at Lebanon Valley on September 6 and World Series Weekend BPG 200 at Rolling Wheels on September 27 are the only 200-lap races listed on the annual tour.
The ITT Corporation/Goulds Pumps “Salute To The Troops” 150-lap Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship highlights action on Saturday, Oct. 11 of Super DIRT Week XXXVII.
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. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com or call 866/301-7223.
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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.