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Rolling Wheels Ready for Another Year of Champions

Opener Promises Big Showdown with First Super DIRTcar Series Points Race

ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – Another year of champions is set to begin at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park with “The Fast Track’s” opener just around the corner.

It all starts Wednesday, June 5, with the Hall of Fame 60 featuring the Super DIRTcar SeriesBig-Block Modifieds, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and the Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club. After a night honoring motorsports’ finest at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum annual induction ceremony Tuesday, June 4, the best in the sport gear up to spend Wednesday at the Wheels for a celebratory night of racing.

Champions of now and then will be on hand Wednesday, with the prior night’s Hall of Fame inductees holding an autograph session at 5:15 p.m. and heat winners at 8:30 p.m. Additionally, fans who strike early can meet any of the drivers and crew members in the pits, with advance-sale tickets including a FREE Fan Pit Pass.

Last year’s Hall of Fame event winner, Matt Sheppard, who followed up his 2012 All Star Weekend win in May with another Rolling Wheels win in September’s Stars & Stripes 100 Labor Day Classic, is prepping his 9s for what he hopes to be another victory-filled year on the 5/8-mile oval.

“We had a great setup,” Sheppard, the three-time consecutive Super DIRTcar Series Champion, reflected. “When you have success like we’ve had at Rolling Wheels, you don’t really want to mess with it too much.”

If the 2012 season says anything, it’s that Rolling Wheels brings the champions out from the rest of the pack. Sheppard’s three consecutive Hall of Fame race wins in 2010, 2011, and 2012 lead to three consecutive Super DIRTcar Series wins the same years. Chuck Hebing went from victor at last July’s Sprint Car Summer Shootout to 2012 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Champion at season end. Rick Eckert reached second in points in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series after winning at Rolling Wheelsautumn Rolling Wheels victory.

The best of the premier traveling tours return to Rolling Wheels for another year in 2013. TheLucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Car Series, with the help of a phenomenal fireworks display, lights up the track for a Independence Day celebratory race Wednesday, July 3. The summer heats up with “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, making its first of two appearances at the Wheels Tuesday, July 23.

The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds take their tour back to Central New York for the Stars & Stripes 100 Labor Day Classic Sunday, Sept. 1. Yet again, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park will play host to two NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week satellite race nights, the first featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Thursday, Oct. 10, and the second featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Saturday, Oct. 12.

Tickets for all events are already on sale at www.dirtcar.com/tickets, and, as with the Hall of Fame 60, early ticket purchasers for all races receive a FREE Fan Pit Pass. Prepare to see the best of the best, not just on the track, but in person, for what is shaping up to be yet another year of champions at the Wheels.

For more information about Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, visitwww.rollingwheelsraceway.com. For the latest updates, follow @DIRTcarNE on Twitter and “like” the DIRTcar Racing Facebook page. To join the Facebook event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/510043882366809/

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park: 2013 Schedule

June 5, Wed.

6:00 p.m.

DIRTcar Hall of Fame 60

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Blocks

DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Series

Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club

July 3, Wed.

7:30 p.m.

Sprint Car Summer Shootout

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

305 Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Stock Cars

Huge Fireworks Display!

July 23, Tues.

7:30 p.m.

WoO Sprint Cars Showdown

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds 

Sept. 1, Sun.

7:30 p.m.

‘Stars & Stripes’ Labor Day Classic

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Blocks

DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

DIRTcar Stock Cars

Oct. 10, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

Super Dirt Week Special

World of Outlaws Late Models

DIRTcar 358-Modifieds Series

Oct. 12, Sat.

7:30 p.m.

Super Dirt Week Special

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds “Win and You’re In!”

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