Super DIRTcar Series returns to Rolling Wheels for Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100
Big Blocks, Big Night: 800-plus horsepower Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series take on “The Fast Track”
ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – The Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series circles back to Central New York for its second event of the season at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. The stakes are higher for the Sunday, Sept. 1, Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100, awarding Big-Block Modified drivers based on a 150-point schedule.
After winning at Michigan’s I-96 Speedway, Brett Hearn currently leads in series point standings going into “Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.” at Lebanon Valley Speedway Thursday, August 15. However, three-time defending series champion Matt Sheppard lags by just three points, and his strength at Elbridge’s famed 5/8-mile oval is evidenced by his two wins at Rolling Wheels last season.
The Labor Day Classic, which also features a full show for DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Stock Cars, is the last race of the season at Rolling Wheels before the World of Outlaws Late Model Series andWorld of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series take over for two NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Specials in October.
“This late-summer classic is the last chance for fans to experience Central New York’s premier motorsports venue before NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week,” said Jeff Hachman, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park General Manager. “WIth the Big-Block Modifieds returning to ‘The Fast Track,’ we’re looking again forward to bringing fans unparalleled racing and entertainment.”
Drivers of the extra-powerful Big-Block Modifieds make the most of the long straightaways and wide turns at “The Fast Track,” reaching high speeds and creating exciting racing action for fans and drivers alike.Additionally, food and fun in the midway behind the grandstands make for a special night at the Wheels. The track proudly serves a wide array of concessions, including its famous fried dough and buttered salt potatoes, and additional food vendors offer barbecue, snacks, and some of the best ice cream around. Between races, the little ones can enjoy a range of entertainment, from driver appearances to bounce houses.
Competitor pits open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m. for the Labor Day Classic Stars & Striped 100 Sunday, Sept. 1, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the event. Adult general admission is just $25, tickets for students ages 10 to 17 are $10 apiece and children 9 and younger are admitted for FREE! Competitor pit passes are $25 for DIRTcar Members or $35 for nonmembers. For more information about the Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100, visit www.rollingwheelsraceway.com.
AT A GLANCE:
Labor Day Classic Stars & Stripes 100
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Time: Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 adults, $10 kids 10-17, children 9 and under FREE! No reserved seats or advance-sale tickets available
Where: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Avenue Rd./New York State Route 5 just west of the village of Elbridge, 5 minutes east of the city of Auburn; 10 minutes from exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.
About the track: “The Fast Track,” Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, was one of three founding-member speedways when DIRT Motorsports was established in 1976. The big, 5/8-mile track has become one of the most respected ovals in the circuit, with a unique specials-only race format producing a hotbed of trackside activity for fans and drivers alike. The long straightaways and wide, low-banked turns help cars achieve speeds unattainable at most dirt short tracks, resulting in exciting racing action.
For more information: (315) 834-6606 or www.rollingwheelsraceway.com
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.