Weedsport, NY — July 17, 2009 — By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director
Late afternoon rain Friday and the forecast of further precipitation in the evening forced track officials to cancel all speedway activity scheduled on opening day of DIRTcar All-Star Weekend at the Cayuga County Fairgrounds.
The Parts Plus Big Six Street Stock Series event has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18, the Pure Stock program has been added to the Sunday card, with a new date for the CRSA 305 Sprint Car special still to be determined.
Including a complete Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series points program and DIRTcar Pro Late Model debut at The Port, the Saturday program is highlighted by a $3,000-to-win, 50-lap Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series preliminary event, with all Big-Block qualifiers also contending in a unique ‘Exemption Dash’ offering a full purse. The weekend culminates Sunday with an Xcel 600 Modified Series special leading into the first-ever ‘All-Star 100’ that boasts a whopping $20,000 on top and $1,000 to take the green.
DIRTcar All-Star Weekend Schedule
*All tmes and events subject to change.
DAY / DATE-TIME / EVENT
Saturday, July 18
9:00am…..Ticket Office opens for reserved seats
11:00am…..All-Star Fan Zone open
12noon (until sold out)…..Weedsport Fire Department Benefit Chicken BBQ
2:00pm…..Pit Gates open
3:00pm…..Grandstand and Infield Park & Thrill gates open
5:30pm…..Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Hot Laps, Modified Hot Laps, DIRTCar Pro LM Hot Laps
6:30pm…..Modified Group Time Trials (3 laps)
7:00pm…..Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Heats (8 laps), Modified Heats (10 laps), DIRTcar Pro LM Heats (8 laps), Modified and Sportsman Re-draw, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Consolations (8 laps), Modified Consolations, DIRTcar Pro LM Feature (15 laps), Modified All-Star Exemption Dash (15 laps, Top-2 finishers advance to Sunday redraw), Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (30 laps),Modified Super DIRTcar Series Preliminary Feature (50 laps) $3000-to-win.
*Live Music by “Infinite Jesture” in All-Star Fan Zone after racing ends.
Sunday, July 19
9:00am…..Ticket Office open for reserved seats
11:00am…..All-Star Fan Zone opens
12noon…..Pit Gates open
1:00pm…..DIRTcar Drivers vs. Fans Cornhole Challenge
2:00pm…..Judging Begins for Mike’s Hard Lemonade All-Star Weekend Tailgating Championship
2:00pm…..Grandstand and Infield Park and Thrill gates open
5:00pm…..All-Star Modified Hot Lap, Xcel 600 Hot laps
5:45pm…..Modified Group Time Trials
6:30pm…..All-Star 100 Modified Heats (10 laps), Xcel 600 Heat Races, All-Star 100 Modified Redraw, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Tailgating Competition Awards Announced, All-Star 100 Modified Consolations (10 laps), Xcel 600 Feature, Dig Safely NY B-Main (20 laps)
8:45pm…..All-Star 100 Pre-Race Ceremonies and Driver Introductions
9:00pm…..All-Star 100 Green Flag
9:45pm…..All-Star 100 Post-Race Ceremony.
TICKETS/CAMPING & VIP CLUB
*Packages available for a single day and multiple days
A two-day (Sat/Sun) reserved ticket package can be purchased in advance for only $49, that includes a special pit pass for Saturday’s titanic tripleheader featuring Super DIRTcar Series preliminary action, a Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman tour stop plus the Pro Late Model debut at The Port. Adult general admission tickets will be sold only on race day for $20 (Sat.) and $30 (Sun.), with seniors 65 yrs. & older ($18, $28) and students 10-14 ($10, $20) gaining access to the weekend show at a further reduced rate. Kids 9 & under are admitted free both days. An infield ‘Park & Thrill’ pass that allows access to the infield stage will also be available on race day for $10 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Good for one day or the entire All-Star Weekend, camping permits are $50 for reserved spots and $30 for general camping. Nightly costs for the limited number of All-Star VIP Club cards issued are $60 (Sat.) and $75 (Sun.), with each coming complete with food and beverage provisions along with a premium parking pass and special pass for pit admission. VIP space can be secured over the entire weekend for a one-time fee of $125.
All-Star Weekend is at www.allstar100weekend.com.
Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series is at www.superdirtcarseries.com.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is at http://www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.
Feast Of Fairgrounds Fanfare: All-Star Weekend ’09 is emerging as a fan-fest like no other as campers began crowding the Cayuga County Fairgrounds on Thursday to officially kick off the ‘Super DIRT Week of the Summer’ at the birthplace of DIRTcar Modified Racing. With DIRTcar Street Stock, PureStox and CSRA Sprint Car action accompanying Big-Block Modified practice on Friday, another full feast of activity greets travelers the following day. Getting underway in and around the turn four pavilion area, “All-Star Fan Zone” opens Saturday at 11am with smoke beginning to arise from the Weedsport Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ slated to start serving at 12noon. Infield “Park & Thrill” gates are unlocked at 3pm and action on the track for Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Late Models preempts ‘live’ music after hours in Club All-Star. The fan zone re-opens on Super Sunday at 11am with DIRTcar drivers taking on the most avid short-track fanatics in the first-ever “Cornhole Challenge” at 1pm while some of the favorites will also participate in an all-out “Tug of War.” Judging in Mike’s Hard Lemonade All-Star Weekend World Tailgating Championship begins at 2pm when gates once more swing open for the ultimate infield Park & Thrill experience. Throughout the day “All-Star Fan Zone” will be attracting both young and old to witness drivers & dignitaries soaking it up in the Dunk Tank, and participate in Bouncy Boxing, Sumo Wrestling, Bungee Run and Inflatable Hoop happenings, with the National Guard and VP Racing Fuels setting up mobile displays on-site as a DJ mixes tunes into the festivities. Back on the speedway, Xcel 600 Modifieds lead off this unprecedented spectacle of speed before all the fanfare comes to a head with the historic running of the inaugural $20,000-to-win All-Star 100 for Big-Blocks.
All-Star Exemption Dash Entries: The qualifying field for the first-ever ‘All-Star Exemption Dash’ on Saturday, July 18 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway has been set with 14 drivers locked into the starting grid for the prelude to the DIRTcar All-Star 100 finale. As part of the inaugural ASW, the 15-lap All-Star Exemption Dash boasts a full purse for the Big-Block Modified qualifiers and more importantly automatically locks into the pre-race draw the top-two finishers for the history-making $20,000-to-win All-Star 100 on Sunday, July 19.
2009 All-Star Exemption Dash Qualifying Series Schedule
*Super DIRTcar Series event; All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sun-May 24 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Billy Decker
Mon-May 25 Canandaigua Speedway Gary Tomkins
Fri-May 29 Lernerville Speedway Kevin Bolland
Fri-Jun 5 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Jeff Brownell Jr.
*Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Matt Sheppard
Fri-Jun 12 Brewerton Speedway Alan Johnson
*Wed-Jun 17 Orange County Fair Speedway Danny Johnson
*Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Wed-Jul 3 Can-Am Motorsports Park Billy Dunn
*Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Jimmy Phelps
Sun-Jul 5 Tri-City Speedway Dave Murdick
*Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Pat O’Brien
*Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby David Hebert
@BRP Modified Tour Points Rex King Sr.
All-Star Weekend Provides Plenty To ‘Twitter’ About: Fans will once again be kept informed through their exclusive ‘Twitter’ connection when the Super DIRTcar Series takes center stage during All-Star Weekend in Weedsport. On Saturday and Sunday race enthusiasts can keep up-to-date with the Big-Block Series on-line and through text messages on cell phones via Twitter — the internet’s fast-growing social-networking and micro-blogging website. Offering an early glimpse of what lies ahead with the most recent series shows in the U.S. and Canada, brief bulletins are provided to Twitter ‘followers’ of the SDS during each race night. Fans can also expect to receive breaking news and interesting notes between tour stops as the season unfolds. To sign-up as a SDS Big-Block ‘follower’ on Twitter and receive updates anywhere at anytime, visit http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar.
All-Star 100 Heard ‘Live’ Sunday On DIRT Radio Network: For those fans unable to attend All-Star Weekend to see the ground-pounding 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in their Super DIRTcar Series showdown on Sunday, July 19, they can log into www.dirtvision.com that same evening to hear all the action “LIVE” on the DIRT Radio Network presented by BUTLERbuilt. Listeners can tune into LIVE audio coverage of the on-line show with all the action starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET including qualifying, heat races, consolation rounds, Dig Safely B-Main and the historic All-Star 100 paying out $20,000-to-win and $1,000 to start. Cheer for your favorite driver, along with the 20,000 registered members who enjoy LIVE Racing coverage on the DIRT Radio Network.
To tune in, visit www.dirtvision.com, log in, click on the race you want to hear, and you’re off to the races. Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher, and internet explorer 6 to listen to the DIRT Radio Network. Users with Mac computers need flip4Mac to listen. For help e-mail email@example.com. The Dirt Radio Network is presented by BUTLERbuilt professional seat systems. BUTLERbuilt is the leader in custom seating. Call 704/784-1027 and let BUTLERbuilt build you an advantage today!!!
DIRTcar All-Star Weekend at Cayuga County Fair Speedway includes the final Super DIRTcar Series events of the month, yet fans and racers get an early jump the next month as Merrittville Speedway hosts 17th annual Trevor Wilkens Memorial 100 presented by Toolneeds on Monday, August 3.
2009 Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/RITE AID 200 QUAL. (Site)
Wed-Feb 11 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Thr-Feb 12 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Pat Ward
Fri-Feb 13 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Jamie Mills
Sat-Feb 14 Volusia Speedway Park-NP Brett Hearn
Sat-Mar 28 Hagerstown Speedway rain-cancelled
Sun-Apr 26 Big Diamond Raceway Duane Howard
Sat-Jun 6 Lebanon Valley Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sun-Jun 7 Airborne Speedway rain-cancelled
Wed-Jun 17 Orange Co Fair Speedway Billy Decker
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Alan Johnson
Great Canadian Tour
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Brett Hearn
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Billy Decker
Sat-Jul 11 Autodrome Drummond -rain-
Sun-Jul 12 Cornwall Motor Speedway -rain-
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sat-Aug 8 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Aug 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY ($17,500-to-win)
Sun-Sep 6 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 11 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA
Sat-Sep 19 -TBA-
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($50,000-to-win)
Sun-Oct 18 -TBA-
Sun-Oct 25 -TBA-
DIRTcar Racing Northeast main office is located in Weedsport, New York on the Cayuga County Fairgrounds www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com, home of the 2009 DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, featuring Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series events for Sportsman and Big-Block Modifieds in the richest short-track show of its kind in the nation — the $20,000-to-win Super DIRTcar Series “DIRTcar All-Star 100” on Sunday, July 19.
The Big-Block Super DIRTcar Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing Tire www.hoosiertire.com and VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com. Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation www.riteaid.com, Dig Safely New York www.digsafelynewyork.com and the University of Northwestern Ohio www.unoh.com and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks www.barsproducts.com, Bert Transmission www.berttransmission.com, Bicknell Racing Products www.bicknellracingproducts.com, Bilstein Shocks www.bilstein.com, Brodix Cylinder Heads www.brodix.com, Ferris Industries www.ferrisindustries.com, Integra Shocks www.integrashocksandsprings.com, Intercomp www.intercomp-racing.com, KSE Racing Products www.kse-racing.com, Motorsports Safety Systems www.motorsportssafetysystems.com, Penske Shocks, www.penskeshocks.com, Racing Electronics www.racingelectronics.com, Rislone Oil Stabilizer www.barsproducts.com and Wrisco Industries www.wrisco.com.