Big-Blocks Rumble through Syracuse

Big-Block Modifieds to Shake Up Downtown Syracuse Sept. 10

Super DIRTcar Series champ Matt Sheppard, Peter Britten, Billy Dunn set to rumble downtown


WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – September 4, 2012 – They may be at home on the track, but on Monday, Sept. 10, the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series take to the streets – the streets of downtown Syracuse. Starting 11:30 a.m. at the new Destiny USA, formerly Carousel Center, a parade of 800-plus horsepower Big-Block machines will rumble through the streets of downtown Syracuse.


This unique sight of Big-Block Modifieds maneuvering the city square debuts the vehicles in the Salt City before their return to the city for the 41st annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Jay Fish)

The thundering procession, which will include the Number One Speed Equipment, Finger Lakes Auto Machine powered and Bicknell chassis 49 of Billy Dunn, the JB Motorsports 9s FX Caprara Car Co./Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell car of two-time defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard, the 21a JBR Motorsports/Troyer of three-time Australian V8 Dirt Modified Series champion Pete Britten, and the Official Pace Car for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI, continue on Solar, Clinton and West Jefferson Streets, past the Museum of Science and Technology. From there, the pace car will lead the Big-Block Modifieds along Adams Street, South State Street, Erie Boulevard, Oswego Street and James Street to return to Destiny USA.


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Super DIRT Week showcases Big-Block Modified action at the New York State Fairgrounds’ “Moody Mile” during Friday’s Triple 20s “Under the Lights” Oct. 5 and Sunday’s 2 p.m. Super DIRTcar Series VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Oct. 7. Additionally, the Big-Block Modifieds appear in the final qualifying event Saturday, Oct. 6, for the VP 200, the popular “Win and You’re In,” at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Route 5 in Elbridge. The premier short-track dirt racing series of the Northeast region, the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series, will also make appearances at the fairgrounds in Syracuse for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI, each with season championship races scheduled.




For more information about Super DIRT Week or the downtown parade, visit or call DIRTcar Northeast Headquarters at (315) 834-6606. For the latest news and updates about the biggest week in DIRTcar Racing, “like” Super DIRT Week and DIRTcar Racing on Facebook or follow @SuperDIRTWeek and @DIRTcarNE on Twitter.


Tickets, camping, and parking passes for Super DIRT Week events at the New York State Fairgrounds and Rolling Wheels Raceway are available for advance purchase online at, over the phone at (877) 395-8606, or in person at DIRTcar Northeast Headquarters at 1 Speedway Dr. in Weedsport, N. Y. 


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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