Rochester, NYJanuary 6, 2010 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

The 34th year of operation for Troyer Race Cars is already underway and coming up this weekend the Rochester, New York-based car builder will officially kick off 2010 in fast fashion by providing a complimentary day of informative seminars and an ‘Open House’ for DIRTcar racers on January 9.

The all-day affair is scheduled at the familiar 4555 Lyell Road location on the southwest side of the Flower City and is free to racers that have registered in advance to participate in the special in-house activities.

“This is an important gathering for anyone that is serious about racing, establishing some solid off-season contacts and making a number of early decisions for the upcoming year,” said TRC President Billy Colton, himself a former racer who hung up his helmet in order to focus strictly on the business. Founded in 1977 by all-time great Northeastern Modified racer Maynard Troyer, Colton became sole owner in 1999 adhering to the same premise of service with satisfaction that has established Troyer Race Cars as one of the most successful race car manufacturing businesses in the country.

“The focus of Troyer Race Cars has been and will continue to be on our customers and the race cars we build for them. Every builder always wants to sell more cars, we’re no different. But we’re still happy to grow at a steady pace, fast enough to keep busy and slow enough to allow time for personal attention as 100% service is what we’re really all about,” added Colton, who has remained an integral part of the Troyer team for a quarter-century with his first managerial position taken in 1989.

Joined at the head of the class by Bob Mueller, Colton will begin conducting morning chassis seminars on Saturday at 9 a.m. sharp followed by an hour barbeque lunch. The list of special guest speakers already on the docket covering chassis set-up, alignment & tuning, car maintenance, safety, shocks & brakes and trouble shooting includes Scott Keyser (Integra Shocks), Lynnie Doughton (DRP Performance), Dennis Botindari (Motorsports Safety Systems) plus successful Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block driver Jimmy Phelps plus established asphalt Mod racer Chuck Hossfeld.

The Open House portion of the day’s festivities will take place in the Parts Department beginning at 4 p.m. Demonstrations will be offered by the entire Troyer staff with discounts offered on many products and specials announced throughout the day.

To contact Billy Colton at Troyer Race Cars, e-mail or phone 585/352-5590 during normal business hours. Log into the company website at to find out more about what Troyer has to offer during the upcoming race season.

DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds, home of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend in July. DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel event —Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse runs annually in October featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) during the day or logging into anytime.

The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire and VP Racing Fuels Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation, Dig Safely New York and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ferris Industries, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks,, Racing Electronics, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries