Weedsport, NY — August 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
In 2008, Advance Auto Parts Modified teams can register and practice up to two cars for competition during Super DIRT Week, October 7-12, but only one draw and one time trial per driver will be allowed. All cars entering the grounds must pay an entry fee, including those designated for use as back-ups.
In addition, a suitable helmet for head protection will be required for use by all over-the-wall team members in both the Rite Aid 200 and the 358-Modified Championship events. Any professional crew helmet approved by DIRTcar officials will be allowed.
In order to pass tech, a car must bear an official identification number. Teams are urged to contact their chassis manufacturer to ensure that their chassis is properly identified.
Cars going through tech on Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8 will have their engines sealed by DIRTcar officials. The engine a driver uses to qualify his car for the Rite Aid 200 is the engine to be used in the Rite Aid 200. Drivers forced to change engines must start at the back of the field.
No car shall be allowed to go on the race track without first being inspected and sealed. In the event a motor needs repairs in which the seal has to be broken, the crew chief must first contact an official to verify the repair and an official must be present for it to be re-sealed. Failure to do so will result in placement at the rear of the field.
After Integra Shocks Time Trials on Thursday, Oct. 9, the top-six time trialers plus the Lebanon Valley 200 (7th starter) and Rolling Wheels 200 (8th) winners will have their engine numbers recorded. They must use that engine for their respective Triple 20 heat race and the Rite Aid 200 main event.
After the triple 20 qualifying races, the next 30 qualified cars will have their engines recorded and must run that engine in the Rite Aid 200. All qualifiers through Sunday’s Dig Safely New York Shootout (non-qualifiers race) will also be required to use the engine they qualified.
For further information, please contact Director of Technical Operations for DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Bob Dini in his office at 845/358-5049 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cory Reed, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning, is also available to answer questions and can be reached at the Weedsport, New York office (315/834-6606).
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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.