Rain Postpones Advance Series Show at Brewerton Until Friday, August 15
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Weedsport, NYAugust 8, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

Overnight showers and continued heavy rain throughout Central New York on Friday morning has forced track and tour officials to postpone the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series WHF Racing 100 at Brewerton Speedway until Friday, August 15.

The one week delay sets up a big tripleheader of Advance Series activity with the rescheduled event at Brewerton kicking off the weekend followed by two more 100-lappers at Can-Am Motorsports Park on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 17. With each feature paying out $6,000 to the winner, nearly $20,000 is now riding on the line for any driver able to sweep the three-day affair.

“Piggy-backing Brewerton with Can-Am and Cornwall makes the most sense for all the travelers this time of year,” said DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Cory Reed, after joining WHF Racing Promoter Art Halliday in making the official announcement at 10 a.m. Friday morning. “There were close to three inches of rain last night and its pouring right now so that was an easy call. Finding a suitable new date and spreading the word as quickly as possible is a bigger task.”

Racers don’t have to wait very long to appease their need for speed in the Advance Auto Parts Super Series as all the tour stars will be at Canandaigua Speedway tomorrow, Saturday, August 9, for the Ferris Mowers Twin 50s. Each Big-Block Modified main offers a $3,000 top prize along with a guaranteed starting berth in the prestigious Rite Aid 200 Championship race on Oct. 12 of Super DIRT Week XXXVII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Current Advance Series points leader and former track champion Billy Decker will be leading the way west to the popular ‘Land of Legends’ oval, where he will be greeted by Saturday night Canandaigua regulars and fellow tour runners Steve Paine, Gary Tomkins, Matt Sheppard, Justin Haers and Jeff Brownell Jr. All-time Canandaigua feature winner Alan Johnson and younger brother Danny Johnson, along with reigning Mr. DIRTcar points king Brett Hearn, Dale Planck, Jimmy Phelps Frankie Caprara and young guns Ryan Phelps, Billy Dunn and Larry Wight will also be contending in one of the biggest events of the season in wine country.

Canandaigua pit gates swing open Saturday at 4 p.m. and seating in the main grandstands begins at 5 o’clock. A driver’s meeting kicks off the activity at 5:45pm with warm-ups slated to begin at approximately 6 o’clock. Big-Block Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials follow at 6:30 p.m. and the first qualifying heat for companion divisions goes off the line at 7 o’clock.

Adult (15-64 yrs.) general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens (65 yrs.+) $18, Students (10-14 yrs) $5 and Children (9 yrs. + under) Free. For more information, please contact the DIRT NorthEast Office (315/834-6606) or the speedway on raceday (585/394-0961). General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate on race day.

Canandaigua Speedway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway.

Contact Series Director 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 information.

UPCOMING EVENTS
The mighty Big-Block Modifieds from the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series are back in action tomorrow evening at Canandaigua Speedway. Top traveling teams then take center stage in three straight shows at Brewerton, Can-Am and Cornwall next weekend, before touring stars arrive at the home of DIRTcar NorthEast on Sunday, August 31 for Twin 54s at Cayuga County Fair Speedway to close out the month.

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings (Through Aug. 4, 2008)
Rank No. Driver Total SeriesDiff Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 91 Billy Decker 1,121 1,121 0 5 10 13 13
2 20 Brett Hearn 1,019 1,019 -102 2 8 12 13
3 77x Dale Planck 983 983 -138 3 8 10 13
4 98h Jimmy Phelps 959 959 -162 1 5 11 13
5 9s Matt Sheppard 878 878 -243 1 2 9 13
6 84 Gary Tomkins 850 850 -271 0 3 11 13
7 7x Steve Paine 826 826 -295 0 5 6 13
8 27J Danny Johnson 784 784 -337 0 4 5 13
9 FX1 Frankie Caprara 768 768 -353 0 1 7 13
10 99 Ryan Phelps 701 701 -420 0 0 2 13
11 3 Justin Haers 675 675 -446 0 1 6 12
12 49 Billy Dunn 650 650 -471 0 0 2 13
13 14J Alan Johnson 625 625 -496 0 1 4 11
14 99L Larry Wight 555 555 -566 0 0 1 13
15 6 Pat O’Brien 342 342 -779 0 0 1 8
16 29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 298 298 -823 0 0 0 7
17 14 Rich Laubach 256 256 -865 0 2 2 4
18 79 Mike Storms 255 255 -866 0 0 1 6
19 42B Kevin Bates 220 220 -901 0 0 0 6
20 4 Duane Howard 198 198 -923 0 2 2 2
21 21 Yan Bussiere 161 161 -960 0 0 1 3
22 1w Billy Pauch 152 152 -969 0 0 2 2
23 22 Mario Clair 152 152 -969 0 0 0 3
24 99b Chuck Bower 140 140 -981 0 0 0 4
25 11j Sean Beardsley 139 139 -982 0 0 0 4
26 16 Mike Bowman 135 135 -986 0 0 0 4
27 357 Stewart Friesen 131 131 -990 0 1 1 2
28 19 Tim Fuller 130 130 -991 0 1 1 2
29 46 Kayle Robidoux 125 125 -996 0 0 2 2
30 56 Vince Vitale 125 125 -996 0 0 0 3
31 5 Jason Potter 125 125 -996 0 0 0 4
32 HR2 Jimmy Horton 121 121 -1,000 0 0 0 2
33 48T Dave Rauscher 119 119 -1,002 0 0 0 3
34 14w Ryan Watt 111 111 -1,010 0 0 0 2
35 19 Kenny Brightbill 111 111 -1,010 0 0 1 2
36 30 Jamie Mills 110 110 -1,011 0 1 1 1
37 71 David VanHorn Jr. 109 109 -1,012 0 0 0 2
38 30 H.J. Bunting III 103 103 -1,018 1 1 1 1
39 15x Billy Pauch Jr. 103 103 -1,018 0 0 0 2
40 85 Wade Hedrickson 103 103 -1,018 0 0 1 2
41 26 Rick Richner 100 100 -1,021 0 0 0 2
42 44 Shannon Whaley 100 100 -1,021 0 0 0 3
43 62s Tom Sears Jr. 99 99 -1,022 0 0 0 3
44 26 Ryan Godown 98 98 -1,023 0 0 0 2
45 3 Claude Brouillard 98 98 -1,023 0 0 0 2
46 19 Chuck McKee 96 96 -1,025 0 1 1 1
47 126 Jeff Strunk 96 96 -1,025 0 1 1 1
48 23 Dany Bilodeau 96 96 -1,025 0 0 0 2
49 123 Robbie Krull 96 96 -1,025 0 1 1 1
50 42 Pete Bicknell 95 95 -1,026 0 0 0 2
51 80 Chris Steele 92 92 -1,029 0 0 0 2
52 43 Jimmy Horton IV 90 90 -1,031 0 0 0 2
53 2 Michel Dusseault 90 90 -1,031 0 0 0 2
54 85 Dan Vauter 89 89 -1,032 0 0 0 2
55 1 David Hebert 88 88 -1,033 0 0 0 2
56 8 Rob Bellinger 86 86 -1,035 0 0 0 3
57 47 Jerry Higbie 85 85 -1,036 0 1 1 1
58 41 Boyd MacTavish 84 84 -1,037 0 0 0 2
59 24L Carl Labonte 84 84 -1,037 0 0 0 2
60 21 Derrick Podsiadlo 84 84 -1,037 0 0 0 3
61 39w Steven Downs 83 83 -1,038 0 0 0 2
62 54 Steve Bernard 81 81 -1,040 0 0 0 2
63 6G Martin Gagné 81 81 -1,040 0 0 0 2
64 84L Eric Landry 80 80 -1,041 0 0 0 2
65 66w Wallace Stacey 80 80 -1,041 0 0 0 1
66 89b Todd Burley 80 80 -1,041 0 1 1 1
67 3b Chad Brachmann 78 78 -1,043 0 0 1 1
68 28 Scott Kerwin 76 76 -1,045 0 0 1 1
69 13 Tony Steiner 73 73 -1,048 0 0 0 1
70 32c Vic Coffey 70 70 -1,051 0 0 0 1
71 1c Craig VonDohren 68 68 -1,053 0 0 1 1
72 53e Ric Hill 65 65 -1,056 0 0 1 1
73 88 Steve Hulsizer 65 65 -1,056 0 0 0 2
74 20m Jeff McGinnis 65 65 -1,056 0 0 1 1
75 17d Danny O’Brien 65 65 -1,056 0 0 1 1

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 III(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 Canandaigua,NY
Fri-Aug 15 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sat-Aug 16 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Sun-Aug 17 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Sun-Aug 31 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 1 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 12 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA
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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ADVANCE AUTO PARTS MODIFIED SERIES SPONSORS
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 and Hoosier Racing Tire. Rite Aid Corporation is a promotional partner and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crane Cams, Dig Safely New York, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries.