Excitement Stirs for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI
Contact: Julia Foy Promotions/PR Coordinator - DIRTcar NE 315.834.6606 office 315.224.2522 mobile 315.834.9734 fax
Excitement Stirs for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI Only Two Months until the Biggest Week in DIRTcar Racing Begins
WEEDSPORT, N. Y. - August 3, 2012 -With just two months until NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI, DIRTcar frenzy is hitting the Northeast as drivers and fans alike make preparations for the biggest annual Modified event in the country and recipient of the 2011 National Speedway Directory Outstanding Short Track Event Award.
Some follow the DIRTcar series - the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks - or the World of Outlaws Late Models and Sprint Car Series, all of which stop in Central New York for Super DIRT Week. Many fans have reserved their camping spots, nearly selling out available reserved camping at the New York State Fairgrounds.
Maybe some, like Sportsman driver Matt Guererri, still sport last year's Super DIRT Week hot pass wristband in hopes of adding a second to the collection.
However the frenzy manifests itself, there is no question that this year's NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI is going to be bigger and better than ever.
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 3, the "Moody Mile" at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse will host time trials, Friday night qualifying races "Under the Lights," and a plethora of other activities leading up to the VP Small Engine Fuels 200 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, which pits the best of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series drivers against one another.
Satellite events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park add to the excitement as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series takes on the "Fast Track" Thursday, Oct. 4, and "The Greatest Show on Dirt," the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, invade Elbridge Saturday, Oct. 6.
Last year's historic 40 th Super DIRT Week saw Billy Decker's unprecedented fourth consecutive DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship win and Stewart Friesen's second consecutive SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 win. Will the two continue their streak at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI, or will season standouts like Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, or Matt Sheppard step in?
Whoever comes out on top at the checkered flag, one thing remains certain: there's ONLY ONE Super DIRT Week!
For more information about NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI, including ticket orders, sponsorship and vendor space opportunities, contact DIRTcar Northeast at (315) 834-6606 or visit www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com. Further information about satellite events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is available on the track website, www.rollingwheelsraceway.com. "Like" Super DIRT Week and DIRTcar Racing on ******** or follow the Twitter feeds @SuperDIRTWeek and @DIRTcarNE for the latest news and updates about the week-long event.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI< Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 *Schedule is subject to change*
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12 p.m. Ticket, Camping and Pit Pass sales begin at NYSF Gate 6 Early Bird Tech Inspection begins at Gate 10 area
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8 a.m. Gates open for Campers and Haulers 9 a.m. Inspection for all classes (in Gate 10 parking lot) 3 p.m. Modified Happy Hour 7:30 p.m. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at TBD 10 p.m. Pit Area Closed
Thurday, October 4, 2012 8 a.m. Pit Gates Open 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Inspection open for all classes (under main grandstands) 10 a.m. Grandstands open 12 p.m. Media Day Press Conference John Hill Media Center 1 p.m. DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (358-Modified, Sportsman) 358-Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for front 3 rows Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for front 3 rows 7:30 p.m. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 10 p.m. Pit Area Closed
Friday, October 5, 2012 11 a.m. Pit Gates Open Sportsman Inspection Open 12 p.m. Grandstands Open 1:30 p.m. DIRTcar Futures Qualifying Sportsman Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify) DIRTcar Futures race 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stock, Big Block Modified Modified, 358-Modified, Pro Stock Hot Laps 6:55 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 7:05 p.m. 358-Modified Twin 20s Modified Triple 20s 10 p.m. Pit Area Closed
Saturday, October 6, 2012 8 a.m. Pit Gates Open 8:30 a.m. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series draw for qualifying opens Location TBD 9 a.m. Gander Mountain 150 358-Modified Championship Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (Pit Building) 9:20 a.m. Sportsman Driver Meeting (Pit Building) 9:30 a.m. Grandstands Open Track Open for Gander mountain 150 358-Modified Final Practice 10 a.m. Pro Stock First Practice 10:30 a.m. Sportsman Final Practice 11 a.m. Pro Stock Second Practice 11:30 a.m. Sportsman Last Chance Qualifier 12 p.m. Pro Stock Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify) 1 p.m. Gander Mountain 150 358-Modified Pre-Race Ceremonies 1:30 p.m. Gander Mountain 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps) 3:30 4:25 p.m. Modified Practice
4:30 p.m. SDW XLI Sportsman Championship (30 laps) Followed by Modified Final Practice
7:30 p.m. Twin 25s: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus Win and Youre In Modifieds Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Mod Winner earns 45 th starting spot in SEF 200)
Sunday, October 7, 2012 8 a.m. Pit Gates Open 9 a.m. Modified Inspection Begins 10 a.m. Grandstands Open Track open for Pro Stock Final Practice Pro Stock Last Chance Qualifier Super DIRTcar Series Modified Last Chance Qualifier 11:45 a.m.DIRTcar Driver Autograph Session 12 p.m. NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI Pro Stock Championship (25 laps) 1:30 p.m. 41 st VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Modified Championship Pre-Race Ceremonies 2:00 p.m. 41 st VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series (200 miles)
Monday, October 8, 2012 TBA Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday Events
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, Gander Mountain, NAPA Auto Parts, Nationwide Insurance, and Safety-Kleen. Promotional partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Ignition, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow, Vicci Racing Apparel, WIX Filters, Wrisco Industries, and Xtreme Lubricants.
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