Early Spring weather conditions always pose a concern for Northeastern track operators as well as the fans and racers making their annual plans.
Record snowfall in Central New York and surrounding areas forced Fulton Speedway officials to re-evaluate their 2010 season-opening weekend, and after receiving full company support, have cancelled the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship event scheduled on Friday, April 9.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Right now weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll probably need a lot of good days just to get in that first show,Ã¢â‚¬Â lamented Fulton Speedway promoter Harvey Fink, who also guides race day operations throughout the season at sister track Brewerton Speedway. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our biggest priority is getting the facility ready for when the Big-Blocks come in. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always a lot of excitement and activity on opening day, and with a series event leading off, everything is magnified even more.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The April 10 Super DIRTcar Series Ã¢â‚¬ËœVP Racing Fuels Spring Fever 100Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ for Big-Block Modifieds at Fulton remains on course without a rain date. Can-Am Motorsports Park is now slated to host the 358-Mod tour lid-lifter on April 17, with the popular LaFargeville, N.Y. layout also staging a Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman race that same Saturday.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll continue to give our tracks full cooperation in situations like this, especially considering the circumstances when track preparation is paramount,Ã¢â‚¬Â remarked DIRTcar Northeast Director of Competition & Track Sanctioning Joe Skotnicki. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Presentation of a successful show is important for everyone involved. Making the announcement now to cancel this event allows plenty of time to get the word out to both fans and racers who can adjust their own plans accordingly.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Super DIRTcar Series opener is set for Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on March 27, followed by Fulton two weeks later. New York State ovals Black Rock Speedway (Sportsman, April 10) and Can-Am (Pro Stock, April 18) help kick off the remaining Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar point chases as DIRTcarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 35th successive season gets underway.
For additional information, please contact DIRTcar NE Director Joe Skotnicki at 704/796-4566. More news and information about the 358-Modified Series can be found at www.dirtcar.com, which also includes notes on Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Championships for Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions. Big-Block material is posted on www.superdirtcarseries.com while race fans can receive updates directly by signing up as a series Ã¢â‚¬Ëœfollower’ on Twitter through http://www.twitter.com/SuperDIRTcar.
2010 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE TRACK LOCATION
Sat-Apr 17 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Mon-May 24 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Thr-Jul 1 Autodrome Edelweiss Hull,QUE
Sun-Sep 5 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Sep 10 Autodrome Granby Granby,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Sat-Sep 11 Autodrome Drummond Drummondville,QUE ($10,000 to win)
Fri-Sep 24 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 6 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 7 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 8 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 9 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY ($20,000 to win)
Sat-Oct 16 Brockville Ont. Speedway Brockville,ONT
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 NortheastÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 www.allstar100weekend.com and 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.