Super Damp Week Continues With Rolling Wheels Latest DIRTcar Series Victim

Date: 10/10/2009 12:42:31 AM

Super Damp Week Continues With Rolling Wheels Latest DIRTcar Series Victim

Elbridge, NY – October 9, 2009 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing Northeast PR Director


Super DIRT Week XXXVIII has turned into super damp week with Rolling Wheels Raceway Park losing its Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series doubleheader on Friday to persistent showers.


Just two days earlier, Can-Am Motorsports Park suffered the same fate while Brewerton Speedway took advantage of clear skies to attract a record crowd to the storied Route 11 oval on Thursday night.


Neither show at Rolling Wheels nor Can-Am will be rescheduled, although the Sportsman Series feature postponed due to rain on Sept. 26 will accompany the big World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series show slated for Saturday at The Wheels. 

Both DIRTcar 358-Modified and Sportsman classes will be back in tour action tomorrow as they headline the Saturday portion of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Over 40 Small-Block cars are ready to battle for bragging rights in the ‘Salute To The Troops’ 150-lap Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series title race Saturday on the Syracuse Mile, followed immediately by the 30-lap main for Sportsman in their annual Salt City stop.

Dale Planck leads reigning overall Mr. DIRTcar points king Pete Bicknell in the 358-Modified Championship shootout while Chris Raabe stands ahead of Ryan Susice in quest of his second straight title in the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman ranks. Coincidentally, both leads have shrunk to 52 points with each division champion crowned later in the month. 

For more information about DIRTcar 358-Modified and Sportsman classes, check out to find the latest breaking news, race reports and point standings. In addition, log into the official Super DIRT Week site at while Big-Block material can be found 24/7 at

SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXVIII EVENTS SCHEDULE:   Oct. 10 - Oct. 11, 2009                
*All times and events subject to change.                        
Sat-10/10                                8am                         Pit Gates Open, Pro Stock Inspection Open

9:00am                    Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)

                                9:20am                    Sportsman Drivers Meeting (in pit building)

9:30am                    Grandstands Open, Track open for Syracuse 150 358-Modified Final Practice

10:15am                  Sportsman Practice

                                10:45am                  Dig Safely NY 358-Modified Last Chance Qualifier – 12 laps

                                11am                       Pro Stock Futures Practice/Qualifying

                                11:15am                  Sportsman Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)

12noon                   Pro Stock Practice

                                12:30pm                  Dig Safely NY Sportsman Last Chance Qualifier(s)

                                1pm                         Pro Stock ‘Futures’ Feature

                                1:15pm                    Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies 

                                1:45pm                    Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps)

                                3:30pm                    Sportsman Championship (30 laps)

                                4:30pm                    Pro Stock Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)

                                7:30pm                   Twin 25’s - World of Outlaw Sprint Cars plus "Win and You're In" Modifieds

At Rolling Wheels Raceway (Mod Winner Earns 45th starting spot in the Rite Aid 200)


Sun-10/11               8am                         Pit Gates Open

                                9:15am                    Pro Stock Driver's Meeting (in pit building)

9:30am                    Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)

10am                       Grandstands Open, Track Open for Modified ‘Futures’ Practice/Qualifying

10:15am                  Pro Stock Final Practice

                                10:30am                  Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Final practice

                                11am                       Modified ‘Futures’ Feature

                                11:15am                  Dig Safely NY Pro Stock Last Chance Qualifier

                                11:30am                  Dig Safely NY Modified Last Chance Qualifier

11:45am                  Modified Top-30 Autograph Signing under grandstand (Top 30 in Thursday Time Trials)

                                12noon                   SDW XXXVIII BNC Motorsports Pro Stock Championship (25 laps)              

12:45-1:45pm         Cold Pit Tour of Pit Row

1:30pm                    Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies 

                                2:15pm                    Rite Aid 200 by Ferris & Snapper Mowers Modified Championship (200 laps)


Mon-10/12              -TBA-                      Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday events. 

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 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 and VP Racing Fuels Promotional partners include Rite Aid Corporation, Dig Safely New York and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bars Leaks, Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ferris Industries, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, Penske Shocks,, Racing Electronics, Rislone Oil Stabilizer and Wrisco Industries

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