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Rain Shuffles The Deck In Super DIRT Week Spectacular


Syracuse, NYOctober 9, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director

Intermittent rain throughout the afternoon and extremely wet track conditions on Friday forced officials to cancel the program scheduled for day four of Super DIRT Week XXXVIII at the New York State Fairgrounds.

A revised schedule includes complete cancellation of the Big-Block Modified Triple 20s and 358-Modified Twin 20s qualifying heats headlining Friday’s card, with the DIRTcar Big-Block ‘Futures’ event moved to Sunday morning and the DIRTcar Pro Stock ‘Futures’ program slated for Saturday afternoon.

In lieu of no heat races being run on Friday, there will be a Dig Safely New York 358-Mod Last Chance Qualifier added to the Saturday program while the DIRTcar Big-Block ‘Futures’ event will kick off the racing activity on Super Sunday.

The front of the fields have now been set with the Top-37 time trailers for the ‘Rite Aid 200 Presented By Ferris & Snapper Mowers’ and Top-30 qualifiers in the ‘Salute to The Troops 150’ 358-Modified Championship locked in to their respective main events. Four guaranteed starters in the Big-Block ranks and seven in 358 competition are added in next to help fill the starting grid prior to the consolation round, with five more drivers moving on to the title events in each division.

Big-Block fast timers Tim Fuller and Dale Planck own the front row starting positions as do Brett Hearn and Billy Decker in Saturday’s Small-Block finale.

A final spot in the Rite Aid 200 field will come from the 4th Annual “Win And You’re In” Big-Block/Small-Block Super Shootout on Saturday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park giving the 25-lap feature winner an automatic 47th-place starting assignment in this year’s marquee event.

Also scratched from the weekend agenda is the World of Outlaws Sprint Car ‘King of the Mile’ exhibition dash outlined on Friday afternoon as the top wingmen prepare for the New Yorker 25 on Saturday evening across town at Rolling Wheels.

*All times and events subject to change.
8am Pit Gates Open, Pro Stock Inspection Open
9:00am Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)
9:20am Sportsman Drivers Meeting (in pit building)
9:30am Grandstands Open, Track open for Syracuse 150 358-Modified Final Practice
10:15am Sportsman Practice
10:45am Dig Safely NY 358-Modified Last Chance Qualifier – 12 laps
11am Pro Stock Futures Practice/Qualifying
11:15am Sportsman Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
12noon Pro Stock Practice
12:30pm Dig Safely NY Sportsman Last Chance Qualifier(s)
1pm Pro Stock ‘Futures’ Feature
1:15pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
1:45pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps)
3:30pm Sportsman Championship (30 laps)
4:30pm Pro Stock Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
7:30pm Twin 25’s – World of Outlaw Sprint Cars plus “Win and You’re In” Modifieds
At Rolling Wheels Raceway (Mod Winner Earns 45th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200)

8am Pit Gates Open
9:15am Pro Stock Driver’s Meeting (in pit building)
9:30am Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)
10am Grandstands Open, Track Open for Modified ‘Futures’ Practice/Qualifying
10:15am Pro Stock Final Practice
10:30am Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Final practice
11am Modified ‘Futures’ Feature
11:15am Dig Safely NY Pro Stock Last Chance Qualifier
11:30am Dig Safely NY Modified Last Chance Qualifier
11:45am Modified Top-30 Autograph Signing under grandstand (Top 30 in Thursday Time Trials)
12noon SDW XXXVIII BNC Motorsports Pro Stock Championship (25 laps)
12:45-1:45pm Cold Pit Tour of Pit Row
1:30pm Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
2:15pm Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Championship (200 laps)

-TBA- Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday events.

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 October 7-11, 2009 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 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