SUPER DIRT WEEK DIGEST: Friday Night Lights Taking Shape
Musco Lighting will bring Moody Mile to life for Triple 20s & Twin 20s
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Sept. 4, 2011 – Never before has there been so much anticipation for Friday night during Super DIRT Week. At this year’s 40 th anniversary of Super DIRT Week, Musco Lighting systems will be positioned to light the New York State Fairgrounds on Oct. 7 for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Twin 20s and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Triple 20s.
“I wanted to see them at night, our fans wanted to see something different and exciting,” said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. “We really wanted to do something spectacular for the 40th. It hasn’t been done so there’s a little bit of a wild card there. I’m excited for it.”
The Friday kickoff to the big weekend will begin with on track-activity at 1 p.m. Hot lap sessions will lead to the Futures races for all four divisions – Big-Block Modifieds, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks. Then day gives to night and the battle begins at 7:05 p.m. for positions in the Super DIRTcar Series SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented By Ferris and Snapper and the DIRTcar 358-Modified 150.
“One of the things that makes Super DIRT Week 40 exciting is to run the Triple 20s and the Twin 20s under the lights on Friday night at the New York State Fairgrounds,” said Jeff Hachmann, General Manager of the DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region. “It’s something everybody wants to be part of. It’s an exciting time for the fans, an exciting time for the drivers and exciting time to be part of this 40th anniversary.”
For more information on Super DIRT Week, click SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com or contact DIRTcar Racing’s Northeast office at 315-834-6606.
News & Notes
Expanded Pre-Staging Options for Campers: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is quickly becoming the place for campers staging for Super DIRT Week XL. DIRTcar has opened Rolling Wheels Raceway’s camping areas to the public for fans who would like to stay overnight with their campers awaiting entry into the New York State Fairgrounds. New state regulations won’t allow for overnight camping on “the hill” across from the fairgrounds, although fans can still leave their campers in line there.
With constant communication between Rolling Wheels and “the hill,” order numbers will be distributed at both the pre-staging area for campers at Rolling Wheels and on “the hill.” The numbers will be issued in the order the camper arrives, no matter which location the campers choose.
On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, when the gates to the fairgrounds open to the public, parties camping at Rolling Wheels Raceway will caravan to the fairgrounds and filter into position at Gate 6 with campers from “the hill” based on their number.
Lap Sponsorship: Parties interested in sponsoring a lap during Super DIRT Week XL can go to http://www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com and click the “Lap Sponsor App” button in the right column to print out the form for details on how to sponsor a lap.
Enter to Win: Looking to win tickets to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events at Rolling Wheels Raceway, or Super DIRT Week XL at the New York State Fairgrounds? Fans can enter a contest at http://www.DirtTrackDigest.com for a chance to win tickets to any of those events. Go to http://www.DirtTrackDigest.com and click the button at the top.
Extra-large screen for SDW XL: Adding to the fan experience at Super DIRT Week XL will be a large video screen from Viewpoint Production in Pittsburgh. The 16-foot by 9-foot LED video screen will help fans see all the action from around the Mile. The screen will also be at Rolling Wheels Raceway for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events during the week.
Honoring champions: All 39 previous SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented by Ferris and Snapper champions have been invited to take part in the 40th anniversary festivities, including a special fan autograph session, media day and opening ceremonies.
Double Dose of Outlaws: The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models will be in action during Super DIRT Week, joining the DIRTcar Nationals in Volusia and World Finals at Charlotte as the only events where all three premier dirt-racing divisions are in action at the same general location. The Late Models are in action on Thursday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway joining the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, while the Sprint Cars join the popular Big-Block Modified “Win-and-You’re-In” event on Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway.
Free Super DIRT Week 40th Anniversary Lapel Pin Available: A limited supply of commemorative 40th Anniversary Lapel Pins are available to race fans during SDW events. In order to qualify for the gift, fans must purchase tickets to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and World of Outlaws Sprint Car events at Rolling Wheels Raceway, purchase a multi-day ticket to Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds, or purchase a ticket for the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 on Sunday, Oct. 9. Supplies are limited, get your tickets now!
Pre-Ordered Super DIRT Week Pit Passes Available: Pit passes, which are good for all events at the New York State Fairgrounds during Super DIRT Week XL, are now available for purchase online by clicking DIRTcar.com/tickets . For DIRTcar members the 5-day pit pass is $100, and for non-members the price is $130. DIRTcar members must call DIRTcar Northeast Headquarters at 315-834-6606 to confirm your license. Along with the pit-pass, race tickets for Super DIRT Week are also available on DIRTcar.com/tickets.
Media conference calls: Super DIRTcar Series director Joe Skotnicki and legendary racer Brett Hearn will participate in a media conference call on Tuesday, Sept. 6, to preview Super DIRT Week XL. Click to follow @SuperDIRTcar on Twitter for updates during the media conference call.
Super DIRT Week Media Credentials: Media members who desire access to Super DIRT Week XL must apply for credentials no later than Friday, Sept. 16. Credential requests should be made by the supervising editor on company letterhead, indicate the medium represented, the area of access required and provide contact information (address, phone and e-mail). If approved, media members will receive a voucher that will need to be turned in and verified with photo ID at the Gate 6 ticket office to receive access. Credential requests for events at the New York State Fairgrounds and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park can be submitted to DIRTcar Racing c/o Amanda Hirko at 1 Speedway Drive, Weedsport, NY 13166, or a PDF on letterhead can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Super DIRT Week, including ticket orders and vendor space availability; please contact DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region Headquarters during the week at 315-834-6606. More news can be found at www.superdirtcarseries.com and www.superdirtweekonline.com while tickets can be ordered online at www.dirtcar.com/tickets.
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