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September 23, 2018

Bud Light and Ricelli-Northern Join NAPA Super DIRT Week


OSWEGO – DIRTcar Racing is pleased to announce partnerships with Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern for the naming rights of the two most storied events on the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week schedule, now the Bud Light 300 and the Ricelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150.

“Bud Light is pleased to partner with DIRTcar Racing as the headline sponsor for one of the biggest races in New York State,” said Dan Dorsey Jr., owner of Eagle Beverage, Oswego. “Super DIRT week is so rich in history, and we’re glad to be a part of the event as it starts its next chapter with the new racing venue.”

The Bud Light 300 will headline the week of on-track activities at the famed Oswego Speedway.

“Everyone at DIRTcar Racing is very excited to have Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern join an already great list of partners for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. Adding these brands truly shows that this is a world-class event. NAPA Super DIRT Week is bound to go down as one of the most exciting weeks in racing to date,” said Chief Executive Officer of DIRTcar Racing Brian Carter.

NAPA Super DIRT Week has a new home at the historic Oswego Speedway this year.

The “Steel Palace” is a 0.625-mile asphalt-oval that will be transformed by nearly 600 truckloads of clay. The week will kick off with early-parking for campers starting on Sunday, October 2.

One of the many new additions to the schedule this year is the “Early Bird” tech inspection for all classes and competitors starting on October 3.

The format and schedule for NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway will remain the same as previous years with on-track action every day from October 5 through 9 at Oswego Speedway – including the return of Friday Night Lights.

Friday evening’s program will feature DIRTcar 358 Modified, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Qualifying Races.

Several surrounding tracks will get in on the action with traditional nighttime events slated at Weedsport Speedway on October 5; Brewerton Speedway on October 6; and Fulton Speedway on October 8 featuring The Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Saturday will feature a full morning of practice for the various divisions. The day-action at the Oswego Speedway will be sealed with the DIRTcar 358 Modified Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150, scheduled to roll off the grid at 2 p.m.

The nightcap will follow as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Fulton Speedway. Also up for grabs at Fulton Speedway is the 41st spot in Saturday night’s Big Block Modified feature with the “Win and You’re In” race.

The Bud Light 300-lap main event is scheduled to go green at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Oswego Speedway, with the infield hot pit gates opening at 8:30 a.m. and the grandstands opening at 10 a.m.

Close to 300 competitors will be vying for the winner’s share of the Bud Light 300 – $50,000. Stewart Friesen has taken the checkers the last two years, including The Finale at the Fairgrounds in 2015.

A total payout of more than $350,000 in both cash and prizes will be awarded over the course of the week.

For more information, visit SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com.

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week – Oswego is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: NAPA Auto Parts, I Love New York, Bud Light, Riccelli-Northern. Other Super DIRT Week sponsors include: Adecco, A-Verdi, Bart Contracting Inc, Beyea Headers, Bibbens Sales & Service, Camping World, Chevy Performance, CNY Golf Carts, Fast Shafts, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, FX Caprara, Gypsum Express, Henry’s Exhaust Systems, Pole Position Raceway, Wrisco Aluminum.

Super DIRT Series sponsors include: ASI, Bicknell, Bilstein, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Henry’s Exhaust Systems, Impact Race Products, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, KSE, Mike’s Racing Heads, MSD, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow, Wrisco Aluminum. DIRTcar sponsors include: Chevy Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, TNT Rescue, VP Racing Fuel. DIRTcar HP sponsors include: Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, MSD, Superflow, VP Racing Fuel. 358 Modified sponsors include: Beyea Headers, Bicknell, Bilstein, Fox Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust Systems, MSD. Sportsman Modified sponsors include: Beyea Headers, Fox Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust Systems. BB Modified sponsors indlude: Cometic Gasket, Dig Safely NY, Fox Shocks.

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