By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director
Second-generation standout Ryan Susice continued his season of firsts as he collected the biggest win of his budding career Sunday afternoon in the Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Ã¢â‚¬ËœGater Racing News/Motorsports Expo 30Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ to close out the Sportsman portion of the 24th Annual Fulton 200 Weekend at Fulton Speedway.
In his first year following the DIRTcar Sportsman Series full-time, Susice matched his first career tour triumph registered two weeks earlier at Canandaigua (NY) speedway, where he garnered his first track points title in the beginning of September.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is my most memorable win ever,Ã¢â‚¬Â declared Susice, 19, who fended off a late-race rally by defending overall Hoosier-VP Mr. DIRTcar Champion and current points leader Chris Raabe, with just a single car-length separating the youthful pair under the checkered flag. With just a half-dozen events remaining on the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢09 schedule, four-race winner Raabe holds a 52-point advantage over Susice heading down the stretch.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re having a great year no matter how the points end up. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mind finishing second, this is our 11th win and along with a couple track championships it canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get too much better,Ã¢â‚¬Â figured Susice, who also took high point honors at his hometown track of Ransomville (NY) Speedway, the site of a Street Stock points title in 2007.
Syracuse qualifier John Pietrowicz settled for a solid third-place showing ahead of Matt Hulsizer and Tom Juhl Jr. to round out the top-five in a race that was slowed by five cautions and a red flag to push it past a half-hour on a cool and partly sunny afternoon in Central New York.
Despite rain on Friday postponing the event until Sunday, a big field of 61 Sportsman racers signed requiring six qualifying heats and a trio of consolation rounds to set the 32-car feature line-up. Only the heat winners redrew to establish the top-three rows, and it was heat two victor Billy Clark Jr. charging ahead of pole-sitter Alan Fink to grab an early lead in the 30-lap headline event.
The initial circuit brought a scare to Team Raabe as he caught a rut in turn four yet managed to straighten out his sideways mount just in time to avoid a costly pile-up as the trailing pack bogged down behind him. Clark had little trouble up front as Pietrowicz and Juhl diced for second ahead of Fink and recently crowned Fulton points champ Tim Sears Jr.
Canadian B.J. Willard (lap 4) and Sears (lap 7) looped their Bicknell machines to force a pair of early caution periods and it was on the second restart that Juhl blasted high to overtake Clark for the top spot. A third of the way through Juhl held a comfortable lead over Pietrowicz and Susice with Clark fading back to fourth ahead of local favorite Matt Hulsizer, a two-time winner at Fulton in Ã¢â‚¬â„¢09.
The biggest stretch of green flag laps opened the door for Juhl to reach traffic by lap 19, and just two laps later Mark Davison spun to collect Jim Spano while the leaders reacted quickly to avoid the minor altercation between turns one and two. With the yellow already out, Canadian invader Brad Rouse lost a wheel in turn four to extend the third caution period with 10 laps still to go.
After Fink found himself facing the wrong way low in turns three and four, Pietrowicz pounced on the chance to grab his first lead with a inside move putting him first at the end of lap 24. Waiting for his own chance to gain a position, Susice secured the runner-up slot the next time around before nosing ahead for the final change on lap 26.
Just as the leaders crossed the stripe side-by-side, Christine Martin came to a stop exiting turn two and a rare red flag was thrown soonafter. With power steering fluid discovered around the track, Martin was treated for the hot liquid that had penetrated the cockpit and trip in the track ambulance was mandated as a precautionary measure.
On the ensuing lap 27 restart, Raabe bolted from fifth to fourth then grabbed the show position with two to go just as the fifth and final yellow flag waved for the spinning mount of Brandon Sweet. Raabe was not quite finished as the Ã¢â‚¬ËœTeenage TornadoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ went high around Pietrowicz when the green lights returned on lap 29, before creeping up to SusiceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rear bumper as the checkered flag finally unfurled.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I started 12th and didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t thing we had a car to win, it was kind of normal in the heat but my dad just tweaked it a bit for the feature,Ã¢â‚¬Â remarked Susice, as he posed alongside his no. k38 Investor’s Service Company-Philpac Packaging/Bicknell entry for the first time ever in FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s victory lane. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The bumps seemed like they were working themselves out, I was running right through them and it was working real good.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I noticed the top side started pushing off and everybody was either running way up high or really down low. There were so many bumps in the middle lane that it had hardly been used and there was a lot of bite. On that second to last green I started catching the leaders, even ran three-wide, and kind of figured turn four was gonna dust off. I thought I could get Tommy (Juhl) on the front stretch but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really know what I had for the no. 85 car, he was fast and runs here pretty regular. I guess he just pushed up and I had the bite in the middle and shot it straight,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Susice, who was joined in the winnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s circle by his father Roy Susice, a former DIRTcar Modified racer in the 1980s with four Sportsman feature wins scored in 1987.
Adding his third runner-up finish of the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢09 Sportsman Series campaign, Raabe dropped only five points to Susice on the night to keep his second straight Mr. DIRTcar crown clearly in sight.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Another lap or two I mightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had something for him, just ran out of time,Ã¢â‚¬Â said a modest Raabe, 18, following his eighth top-five finish in 13 point races steering the potent McColman Racing no. 01 Scott Industrial Services-Kingston RV Centre-Tyroute Communications/TEO mount. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was tough fighting back after saving it on that opening lap. Found out later that most of the bite was in the holes so thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how we made up ground in a hurry at the end.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Raabe and Susice will go at it again in the next event along the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship trail slated for Can-Am Motorsports Park on Wednesday, October 7 as part of the Super DIRT Week XXXVIII festivities.
Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Race #13 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Fulton Speedway, October 4, 2009 Ã¢â‚¬ËœGater Racing News/Motorsports Expo 30Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 12 38k Ryan Susice/Ransomville,NY($1200)
2 14 01 Chris Raabe/Napanee,ONT
3 3 85 John Pietrowicz/Phoenix,NY
4 8 55 Matt Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
5 4 07 Tom Juhl/Weedsport,NY
6 13 12s Brian Sage/Brockport,NY
7 2 99 Billy Clark Jr./Fulton,NY
8 18 5s Don Spatrorico/Ransomville,NY
9 31 17k Sammy Reakes IV/Palermo,NY
10 16 11jr. Justin Wright/Piffard,NY
11 19 0 Jipp Ortiz/Ransomville,NY
12 6 99p Greg Panunte/Port Colborne,ONT
13 9 74 Matt Billings/Brockville,ONT
14 11 92 Adam Turner/Picton,ONT
15 22 06j Jordan Bennett/Pennellville,NY
16 17 54x Stewart Garrison/Fulton,NY
17 20 54 Mark Chiddy/Boston,NY
18 15 77jr. B.J. Willard/St.Catharines,ONT
19 29 66 Dan Wiesner/Geneva,NY
20 23 84jr. Claude Hutchings Jr./Sauquoit,NY
21 27 58L Jim Larock/Seneca Falls,NY
22 26 60 Mark Davison/Cicero,NY
23 24 62 Rick Bellante/St.Catharines,ONT
24 28 24 Brandon Sweet/Watertown,NY
25 30 24b Eric Giguere/Waterloo,NY
26 25 14 Jeremy Pitcher/Fulton,NY
27 21 81 Christine Martin/Wellesley Island,NY
28 1 11j Alan Fink/Pennellville,NY
29 5 83x Tim Sears Jr./Central Square,NY
30 10 18r Brad Rouse/St.Catharines,ONT
31 7 jvs1 Jim Spano/Skaneateles,NY
32 32 *m1 David Marcuccilli/Cayuga,NY
*Started last in #410 Mike Fowler car.
DID NOT QUALIFY(29)
20-Mike McCarthy/Port Byron,NY
20m-Sean McCarthy/Port Byron,NY
LAP LEADERS: Clark (1-6), Juhl (7-23), Pietrowicz (24-25), Susice (26-30).
CAUTIONS: 5 (lap 4, lap 7, lap 21, lap 23, lap 29); 1 RED FLAG (lap 27).
HEAT WINNERS: Sears, Clark, Pietrowicz, Juhl, Panunte, Fink.
CONSI WINNERS: Ortiz, Chiddy, Martin.
SYRACUSE QUALIFIER: John Pietrowicz.
CARS ENTERED: 61.
NEXT EVENT: Can-Am Motorsports Park – October 7, 2009.
Heat Races (8 laps, top 3 finishers transferred to feature, winner re-drew)
#1: Sears, Spano, Sage, Pitcher, Donath, Bennett, Holland, Brokaw, Hoogwerf, Hagan.
#2: Clark, Hulsizer, Raabe, Carner, Ortiz, Wiesner, Marcuccilli, Sweet, Jordan, G.Gould.
#3: Pietrowicz, Billings, Willard, Hutchings, Reakes, Evoy, Taylor, J.Kline, Emmons, Hilkert (DNS).
#4: Juhl, Wheeler (disq), Rouse, Wright, Parkhurst, Chiddy, Davison, Fowler, S.McCarthy, S.Kline.
#5: Panunte, Turner, Garrison, Bellante, LaRock, Bo.Buono, T.Gould, M.McCarthy, Riggs, Kimball.
#6: Fink, Susice, Spatorico, Martin, Humphreys, Kane, Tesoriero, DeMott, Br.Buono, Trapp.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 3 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Ortiz, Bennett, Pitcher, Jordan, Holland, Donath, Tesoriero, Hagan, Wiesner, Giguere, Hoogwerf, Brokaw, G.Gould, Carner.
#2: Chiddy, Hutchings, Davison, Evoy, Fowler, Hilkert, Parkhurst, Wheeler, S.McCarthy, Taylor, Reakes, Emmons, S.Kline (DNS), J.Kline (DNS).
#3: Martin, Bellante, LaRock, Sweet, Humphreys, Bo.Buono, Kane, Riggs, Kimball, Trapp, T.Gould, D.Marcuccilli, M.McCarthy, Br.Buono (DNS).
Guaranteed Starters: Sweet, Wiesner, Giguere, Reakes.
Provisional Starter: Marcuccilli.
Mr. DIRTcar Series Sportsman Point Standings (Through Oct. 4, 2009)
No Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Track Wins T-5 T-10 Sts
01 Chris Raabe 1,326 966 360 0 Thunder Alley 4 8 10 13
38k Ryan Susice 1,274 914 360 -52 Canandaigua 2 6 10 12
0 Jipp Ortiz 1,179 819 360 -147 Ransomville 2 4 7 13
99p Greg Panunte 1,143 783 360 -183 Humberstone 0 4 7 11
11Jr Justin Wright 1,104 744 360 -222 Cayuga County 1 2 7 13
77Jr B.J. Willard 1,032 672 360 -294 Humberstone 1 1 4 12
66 Dan Wiesner 1,032 672 360 -294 Canandaigua 0 3 4 13
92 Adam Turner 1,013 653 360 -313 Brockville 0 1 3 13
17K Sammy Reakes IV 944 584 360 -382 Can Am 1 2 4 9
67G Eric Giguere 942 582 360 -384 Canandaigua 0 1 3 10
24x Brandon Sweet 940 580 360 -386 Thunder Alley 0 1 3 10
54 Mark Chiddy 916 556 360 -410 Canandaigua 0 0 1 12
M1 Dave Marcuccilli 854 494 360 -472 Cayuga County 0 3 3 8
74 Matt Billings 803 443 360 -523 Brockville 0 1 2 8
5 Don Spatorico 727 367 360 -599 Ransomville 1 2 3 5
777 Tyler MacPherson 726 366 360 -600 Humberstone 0 3 4 5
38s Luke Whittaker 716 356 360 -610 Brockville 0 0 1 7
17D Tom Juhl Jr. 714 354 360 -612 Cayuga County 0 2 4 5
29g Steve Gray 713 353 360 -613 Cayuga County 0 2 3 5
83x Tim Sears Jr 675 315 360 -651 Fulton 1 2 2 5
28 Alan Fink 672 312 360 -654 Fulton 0 0 3 5
55 Matt Hulsizer 652 292 360 -674 Can Am 0 2 2 4
26h Luke Carleton 611 311 300 -715 Merrittville 0 0 2 5
14 Jermey Pitcher 603 243 360 -723 Fulton 0 0 1 5
20x Kevin Ridley 600 240 360 -726 Canandaigua 0 0 0 5
62 Rich Bellante 599 239 360 -727 Humberstone 0 0 0 5
2L Loren Lincoln 582 222 360 -744 Black Rock 0 0 1 4
06J Jordan Bennett 574 214 360 -752 Can Am 0 0 2 3
7 Cody McPherson 558 198 360 -768 Humberstone 0 0 1 3
85 John Pietrowicz 554 194 360 -772 Fulton 0 1 1 3
21JJ Jim Johnstone 554 194 360 -772 Merrittville 0 0 1 4
18 Brad Rouse 550 190 360 -776 Merrittville 0 1 1 3
4 Darryl Hilkert 545 185 360 -781 Canandaigua 0 1 1 3
1s James Spano 535 175 360 -791 Cayuga County 0 0 0 4
18h Justin Henderson 532 172 360 -794 Canandaigua 0 0 1 3
56 Steven Schumacher 528 168 360 -798 Merrittville 0 0 1 3
76 Rob Bussey 528 168 360 -798 Canandaigua 0 0 2 3
06 Brandon Easey 526 166 360 -800 Merrittville 0 1 2 2
24a A.J. Lewis 525 165 360 -801 Canandaigua 0 0 0 3
11n Ricky Newton 522 162 360 -804 Genesee 0 0 0 3
55c Jesse Cotriss 518 158 360 -808 Ransomville 0 1 1 2
12 Chad Chevalier 510 150 360 -816 Merrittville 0 1 2 2
85H Robert Humphreys 506 146 360 -820 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
9m Mark Olmstead Jr. 505 145 360 -821 Fulton 0 1 1 2
22 Greg Cool 497 137 360 -829 Canandaigua 0 0 1 2
13s Derek Smith 491 131 360 -835 Ransomville 0 1 1 2
17 Marcus Dinkins 490 130 360 -836 Cayuga County 0 0 0 2
25g Nick Guererri 485 125 360 -841 Canandaigua 0 0 0 3
11 Donnie Lawson 481 121 360 -845 Black Rock 0 0 0 3
99C Nick Cupolo 478 118 360 -848 Merrittville 0 0 0 2
Mr. DIRTcar Series Sportsman Entries Ã¢â‚¬â€œ October 4 (61)
Car# Driver/Hometown Team (Sponsor / Chassis)
0 Jipp Ortiz/Ransomville,NY Pizza Logs-Lee Heil-Ed’s Garage/Bicknell
01 Chris Raabe/Napanee,ONT Scott Industrial Services-Kingston RV Centre-Tyroute Communications/TEO
02 Chris Taylor/Picton,ONT Good-To-Go Garage Service/Bicknell
06j Jordan Bennett/Pennellville,NY Bennett’s Car Care/Bicknell
07 Tom Juhl/Weedsport,NY Juhl Bros. Racing/Bicknell
m1 David Marcuccilli/Cayuga,NY Barbay&Son Const-Crew Boyz Racing-Stormin/Bicknell
jvs1 Jim Spano/Skaneateles,NY Spano Paving & Excavating/Bicknell
2k Katelyn Kane/Syracuse,NY Ernie Kreis & Sons Heating Co.-Leaf Racewear-CME Enterprises/Bicknell
2m Jon Tesoriero/Oswego,NY Canale Insurance/TEO
4 Daryl Hilkert/Potter,NY Rochester Gypsum-Community Bank-Ewing Graphics/TEO
5 Bobby Holland/Fulton,NY Holland Trucking/TEO
5s Don Spatrorico/Ransomville,NY CGB Construction-Tuscarora Trading Post/Bicknell
6 Rich Riggs/Cicero,NY Riggs Racing/TEO
9 Greg Gould/Watertown,NY B&G Racing/Troyer
11 Ben Wheeler/Genoa,NY Aflac Insurance/Bicknell
11j Alan Fink/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-Oneidaview Pile Driving/Troyer
11jr. Justin Wright/Piffard,NY Sweeting Enterprises/Troyer
12 Brandon Hagan/Plessis,NY State Farm Insurance-Felder’s Roofing/Bicknell
12s Brian Sage/Brockport,NY Sage Motorsports/Troyer
14 Jeremy Pitcher/Fulton,NY Empire State Container-MDV Construction/Troyer
14x Chuck DeMott/Phoenix,NY P&M Fabrication/TEO
15 Dave Emmons/Hannibal,NY P&M Fabrication-Emmons Racing/Bicknell
17b Randy Brokaw/Ithaca,NY TPK Disposal Service/TEO
17k Sammy Reakes IV/Palermo,NY Whittaker’s Trophy Auto Sales-ProMotion/Bicknell
18r Brad Rouse/St.Catharines,ONT Baron Roofing & Siding-Brian’s Tire/Bicknell
19j Joe Kline/Phoenix,NY FloJo’s Tavern-M&D Contracting/Troyer
20 Mike McCarthy/Port Byron,NY E-Mac Enterprises/Bicknell (red)
20m Sean McCarthy/Port Byron,NY E-Mac Enterprises/Bicknell (blue)
20s Scott Kline/Baldwinsville,NY FloJo’s Tavern-M&D Contracting/TEO
22jr. Ryan Jordan/Freeville,NY Collins & Walton Paving-Bomak ContractorsBicknell
24 Brandon Sweet/Watertown,NY Clarence Henry Coach-Powis Excavating/Bicknell
24b Brett Buono/Dundee,NY Buono Racing/Olsen
24b Eric Giguere/Waterloo,NY Buono Racing/Olsen
27 Sheldon Hoogwerf/Prescott,ONT King Edmond Auto Sales/Bicknell
38 Jason Parkhurst/Fulton,NY A to Z Contracting- EZ Paving/Bicknell
38k Ryan Susice/Ransomville,NY Investor’s Service Company/Bicknell
44c Gregg Carner/Baldwinsville,NY Veterans Fasteners Supply Corp.-Mitchell’s Speedway Press/TEO
54 Mark Chiddy/Boston,NY D&B Motorsports-Mississippi Mudds Restaurant/Bicknell
54x Stewart Garrison/Fulton,NY Pachy’s Firewoood/TEO
55 Matt Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY Thompson Road Tavern/Bicknell
58L Jim Larock/Seneca Falls,NY P&T Fabrication-Auto Value/Bicknell
59 Greg Kimball/Fulton,NY Kimball’s Auto/Bicknell
60 Mark Davison/Cicero,NY Raymond’s Car Care-Prevo Motorsports/Bicknell
62 Rick Bellante/St.Catharines,ONT Rick’s Delivery-Diamond-Expedite/Bicknell
64 Bob Buono/Dundee,NY Harris Logging-Buono Racing/Bicknell
66 Dan Wiesner/Geneva,NY Monroe Wheelchair-Suttleworth Asphalt Paving/Troyer
70 Mike Trapp/Gouverneur,NY G&R Auto Auto Parts/TEO
74 Matt Billings/Brockville,ONT Billings Automotive-Stealth Racewear/Bicknell
77jr. B.J. Willard/St.Catharines,ONT CAA Niagara Battery Assist-Speck Trucking/Bicknell
81 Christine Martin/Wellesley Island,NY Meade Optical/Troyer
83 Dylan Evoy/Brockville,ONT 1000 Islands Motorsports-Unity Savings/Bicknell
83x Tim Sears Jr./Central Square,NY Total Site Development/Bicknell
84jr. Claude Hutchings Jr./Sauquoit,NY Tired Iron Repair/Bicknell
85 John Pietrowicz/Phoenix,NY Gypsum Express-Gyps.Wholesalers-BombadilsTavern/Bicknell
85h Rob Humphreys/Elbridge,NY M&W Aluminum Products-Humphrey’s Garage/Bicknell
91 Terry Gould/Theresa,NY Marro’s Home Care-Alpine Fence/Bicknell
92 Adam Turner/Picton,ONT Paul Turner Auto Repair/Bicknell
99 Billy Clark Jr./Fulton,NY JTS Remodeling-RJ’s Excavating/Bicknell
99p Greg Panunte/Port Colborne,ONT Gaston’s Auto-Montgomery Gas,Heating&Cooling-Brian’s Tire Repr/Bicknell
111 Shane Donath/Syracuse,NY Raymond’s Car Care-Prevo Motorsports/Bicknell
410 Mike Fowler/Hannibal,NY Thunder Alley Power Sports/TEO
Raabe Ready To Reign: Only two drivers have claimed two championships while just one has captured back-to-back titles in the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship since the series was launched in 1990. Canadian standout Chris Raabe is on the brink of joining that elite group while becoming the second to claim two straight. Russ Hefti (2005-06) and Steve Hall (1996 & Ã¢â‚¬â„¢98) comprise that small list with Raabe facing a half-dozen more extra-distance events before he can complete the trio.
Panunte Progressing: Greg Panunte went into the series race at Canandaigua Speedway on Sept. 18 with a 25-point lead in the Mr. DIRTcar standings. The veteran Sportsman campaigner from Port Colborne, Ont. left the Ontario Co. Fairgrounds in a helicopter and missed the next two events recovering before doctors gave him clearance to compete again in time for Fulton. Following a crash at Canandaigua that required a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmercy flightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to a hospital in Rochester, Panunte had his knee in a wrap from a fracture while his neck and back remained sore. He was initially air-lifted complaining of fuzzy vision in his left eye while his left arm and hand went numb. All tests turned up negative during the two-hour stay, although at the time he contemplated hanging up his helmet for good with the realization setting in that things could have been worse. Panunte came out strong at Fulton with a heat win before finishing 12th and trying to regain his winning form in time for the Super DIRT Week specials.
Teams contending in the 20th Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series return to action in just three more days as Super DIRT Week XXXVIII (Oct. 7-11) activity opens up at Can-Am Motorsports Park on October 7 with round number 15 of the 19-race tour taking place. The week closes out with a doublehader at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Friday before wrapping up Saturday, October 10 on the Syracuse Mile.
2009 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*All events subject to change.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK LOCATION/WINNER
Sat-Apr 5 75 Black Rock Speedway Sammy Reakes IV
Fri-Apr 17 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park Chris Raabe
Thr-Jul 2 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park rain-cancelled
Fri-Jul 3 30 Brewerton Speedway Tim Sears Jr.
Sun-Jul 5 50 Cornwall Motor Speedway Chris Raabe
Sat-Jul 18 30 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Justin Wright
Mon-Sep 7 25 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Jipp Ortiz
Fri-Sep 11 50 Ransomville Speedway Don Spatorico
Sat-Sep 12 50 Merrittville Speedway B.J. Willard
Sun-Sep 13 50 Humberstone Speedway Chris Raabe
Fri-Sep 18 33 Canandaigua Speedway Jipp Ortiz
Fri-Sep 18 33 Canandaigua Speedway Ryan Susice
Sat-Sep 19 30 Genesee Speedway Chris Raabe
Sun-Oct 4 30 Fulton Speedway Ryan Susice
Wed-Oct 7 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 9 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Rain-delayed from Sept. 26
Fri-Oct 9 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 10 30 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 17 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville,ONT
Sat-Oct 24 50 Black Rock Speedway Dundee,NY
@Driver’s (2) worst finishes dropped through September; last (7) events count.
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 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.
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