Rain & Cold Force Delay Of ‘Race Mania 5’ Friday At Autodrome Drummond
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Drummondville, QUESeptember 18, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, Super DIRTcar Series PR Director

The combination of morning rain, heavy winds and unseasonably cold temperatures forecast throughout the evening convinced track officials to throw in the towel early on Friday, postponing the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified portion of ‘Dream Weekend Race Mania 5’ at Autodrome Drummond to Sunday, Sept. 20.

Already rescheduled when rain saturated the storied Drummondville oval in July, Sunday’s $6,000-to-win 100-lapper stands as the final leg of the 2009 Great Canadian Tour. Current overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRT points leader Brett Hearn (Brockville), defending Mr. DIRTcar Champion Billy Decker (Granby) and ’08 Mr. DIRTcar runner-up Jimmy Phelps (Cornwall) captured the opening three rounds.

The Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series takes center stage at Drummond Saturday, Sept. 19 with top Small-Block teams in the Northeast chasing a $10,000 grand-prize in the 150-lap main event.

Schedule of Events: Sunday, September 20
12noon – Pits Open,
3pm – Drivers Meeting,
3:30pm – Practice (Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock, STR),
4pm – Qualifying:
1- Integra Shocks Time Trials Modified…..4 tours (laps)
2- Sportsman #1…..8 tours
3- Sportsman #2…..8 tours
4- Sportsman #3 (si 24+)…..8 tours
5- Modified #1…..10 tours
6- Modified #2…..10 tours
7- Modified #3 (si 24 – 31)…..10 tours
8- Modified #4 (si 32 – 39)…..10 tours
9- Modified #5 (si 40 – 47)…..10 tours
10- Modified #6 (si 48+)…..10 tours
Features:
11- Pro Stock…..30 tours
12- STR…..25 tours
13- Sportsman…..50 tours
14- Consi Modified #1…..10 tours
15- Consi Modified #2 (si 36+)…..10 tours
Modified Practice
*Intermission*
16- Modified Feature…..100 tours

Drummond Doubles Up On DIRT Radio Network: Friday showers failed to dampen the spirit of Shane Andrews as the nationally recognized SPEED commentator and popular track public address announcer will be back at Drummond both Saturday and Sunday as your host heard on the DIRT Radio Network. Fans unable to attend the either show will still get two chances to follow some of the same stars in back-to-back Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block on international soil.

On both occasions listeners can log into www.dirtvision.com to hear all the action “LIVE” on the DIRT Radio Network presented by BUTLERbuilt. Surfers can tune into LIVE audio coverage of the on-line show first on Saturday beginning with 358-Modified time trials at 5 p.m. On-line activity continues Sunday with Integra Shocks Time Trials at 4 p.m., ET followed by qualifying heats, Dig Safely consolation round and an action-packed $6,000-to-win 100-lap feature to end the show. 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 customerservice@dirtvision.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!!!

Super DIRT Week Site Making Tracks: Fully activated on the internet is the official site for information about Super DIRT Week, DIRTcar Racing Northeast’s crown jewel event staged at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. This year’s 38th edition runs October 7-11, 2009 and features 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, along with past winners chronicled in the ‘History’ section, are available 24/7 by logging into www.superdirtweekonline.com while the Weedsport office (315/834-6606) staff will answer questions throughout the week during normal business hours.

UPCOMING EVENT
The last Super DIRTcar Series point event of the month arrives next weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park before teams make their final run toward the coveted overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship in October. Activity culminates on Saturday, September 26 with the $6,000-to-win ‘World Series 100’ during the 23rd World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend, that also includes a series stop for 358-Modifieds (Fri.) plus Sportsman and Pro Stock tour events (Sat.)

Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Point Standings
No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Home Track Wins Top 5 Top 10 Sts
20 Brett Hearn 1814 1454 360 0 Lebanon Valley 3 12 15 17
9s Matt Sheppard 1686 1326 360 -128 Canandaigua 4 9 11 17
98H Jimmy Phelps 1665 1305 360 -149 Brewerton 1 7 13 17
91 Billy Decker 1658 1298 360 -156 Brewerton 4 9 9 17
3 Justin Haers 1500 1140 360 -314 Can Am 0 2 11 17
99 Ryan Phelps 1450 1090 360 -364 Brewerton 2 5 9 17
84 Gary Tomkins 1430 1070 360 -384 Canandaigua 0 4 9 17
27J Danny Johnson 1361 1001 360 -453 Cayuga County 0 2 8 17
14J Alan Johnson 1212 852 360 -602 Fulton 1 4 8 13
4 Mike Storms 1168 808 360 -646 Fulton 0 0 2 17
29 Jeff Brownell Jr. 1158 798 360 -656 Glen Ridge 0 3 6 13
99L Larry Wight 1131 771 360 -683 Fulton 0 0 0 17
49 Billy Dunn 1130 770 360 -684 Can Am 0 1 3 15
77x Dale Planck 1096 916 180 -718 Cayuga County 0 2 5 16
7x Steve Paine 1058 698 360 -756 Canandaigua 0 3 8 10
8 Rich Scagliotta 743 443 300 -1071 Canandiagua 0 0 1 7
42p Pat Ward 719 359 360 -1095 Brewerton 0 1 4 7
74 Tim Fuller 678 558 120 -1136 Cayuga County 1 3 4 8
18 Sean Beardsley 649 289 360 -1165 Fulton 0 0 0 6
FX1 Frankie Caprara643 283 360 -1171 Can Am 0 0 2 5
6 Pat O’Brien 637 337 300 -1177 Brewerton 0 1 2 6
99B Chuck Bower 616 256 360 -1198 Fulton 0 0 0 6
02 Roy Bresnahan 615 255 360 -1199 Fulton 0 0 1 5
62 Tom Sears Jr. 585 225 360 -1229 Fulton 0 0 0 4
33 Mike Mahaney 575 215 360 -1239 Cayuga County 0 0 0 5
8R Rob Bellinger 567 207 360 -1247 Canandaigua 0 0 0 5
44 Shannon Whaley 545 185 360 -1269 Canandaigua 0 0 0 4
21 Derrick Podsiadlo 541 181 360 -1273 Canandaigua 0 0 1 4
34b Andy Bachetti 538 178 360 -1276 Lebanon Valley 0 1 2 2
43 Keith Flach 536 176 360 -1278 Lebanon Valley 0 0 0 3
77F Mark Flach Jr. 527 167 360 -1287 Lebanon Valley 0 1 2 2
98 Eddie Marshall 526 166 360 -1288 Lebanon Valley 0 1 1 2
57 Donnie Corellis 525 165 360 -1289 Lebanon Valley 0 1 2 2
60 Brian Berger 492 132 360 -1322 Lebanon Valley 0 1 1 2
24v Bobby Varin 488 128 360 -1326 Glen Ridge 0 1 1 2
83x Tim Sears 480 120 360 -1334 Fulton 0 0 0 3
91 Chad Homan 479 119 360 -1335 Canandaigua 0 0 1 2
88 Korey Sandstedt 475 115 360 -1339 Lebanon Valley 0 0 1 2
42 Guy Sheldon 471 111 360 -1343 Lebanon Valley 0 0 1 2
19H Chris Higgins 468 108 360 -1346 Can Am 0 0 0 2
07 Tim Kerr 468 108 360 -1346 Can Am 0 0 0 2
10 Tim Currier 461 101 360 -1353 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
16 Mike Bowman 460 100 360 -1354 Fulton 0 0 0 2
2 Dave Axton 456 96 360 -1358 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
24 Jim Witko Jr. 456 96 360 -1358 Brewerton 0 0 0 2
87x Paul Gilardi 452 92 360 -1362 Lebanon Valley 0 0 0 2
115 Kenny Tremont 451 91 360 -1363 Lebanon Valley 0 0 0 2
42B Kevin Bates 451 91 360 -1363 Brewerton 0 0 0 2
56 Vince Vitale 450 90 360 -1364 Fulton 0 0 0 2
13 Tony Steiner 447 87 360 -1367 Fulton 0 0 0 1

2009 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Schedule
NP=Non-Point event; SP=Show-Up Point event.
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
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 Bily Decker
Fri-Jul 3 Ransomville Speedway Brett Hearn
Sat-Jul 4 Fulton Speedway Alan Johnson
Thr-Jul 9 Brockville Ont Speedway Brett Hearn
Fri-Jul 10 Autodrome Granby Billy Decker
Sat-Jul 18 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Ryan Phelps
Sun-Jul 19 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Ryan Phelps ($20,000-to-win)
Mon-Aug 3 Merrittville Speedway Matt Sheppard
Fri-Aug 7 Brewerton Speedway Matt Sheppard
Sat-Aug 8 Canandaigua Speedway Tim Fuller
Fri-Aug 21 Can-Am Motorsports Park Matt Sheppard
Sun-Aug 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Jimmy Phelps
Thr-Aug 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway Billy Decker ($17,500-to-win)
Sun-Sep 6 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Billy Decker
Mon-Sep 7 Rolling Wheels Raceway Brett Hearn
Sun-Sep 20 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE
Sat-Sep 26 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sun-Oct 11 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($50,000-to-win)
Fri-Oct 23 Lernerville Speedway Sarver,PA

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 www.superdirtweekonline.com 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 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.