BE THERE: Win your way to Super DIRT Week with inaugural 50-for-50 eSports Classic

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The Super DIRT Week 50-for-50 eSports Classic lets you race iRacing’s Big Blocks at Weedsport for a chance to win a trip to Racing’s Biggest Party

NOTE: This event has now been moved to a one-day show. Full format breakdown below.

The legend of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week turns 50 years old this year, bringing the best drivers to Central New York to compete for the most coveted trophy in Northeast dirt track racing. This September, DIRTcar eSports joins Racing’s Biggest Party with a special event of its own – the inaugural Super DIRT Week 50-for-50 eSports Classic on iRacing.

The grand prize? A trip to the 50th NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway, Oct. 3-9.

Open to anyone with an iRacing account, the event will take place all on one night with competitors competing in the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified at the virtual Weedsport Speedway. The winner of the 50-lap finale on Tuesday, Sept. 20 will receive an expenses-paid trip to the 50th Running of NAPA Super DIRT Week.

The winner will also be presented with a custom-designed trophy, commemorating both the eSports Classic and the 50th NAPA Super DIRT Week, during opening ceremonies of the Friday Night Lights program on Oct. 7.

Alex Bergeron (12) leads Nick Cooper (35) and Bryce Bailey (2) atop Weedsport Speedway Victory Hill in the DIRTcar eSports Tour Season 4 opener with the Big Blocks last year. (Hank Silver Photo)

*UPDATED* FORMAT

The Super DIRT Week 50-for-50 eSports Classic will be contested in a single night of racing. All race events will be contested using iRacing’s default fixed setup for Big Block Modifieds at Weedsport. Racing begins with the first Preliminary Round session at 7pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The second Prelim Round session will open for practice at 7:40 ET and begin Qualifying at approximately 8pm.

All entrants will be randomly placed into one of two Preliminary Round sessions, both running one complete racing program including Hot Laps, Qualifying, Heats, Last Chance Showdowns and a Feature. The top-12 finishers from each Feature will then transfer into the Final Round.

The Final Round takes to the track (at approximately 9:30pm ET) with a time-trial session for all 24 finalists to set the starting grid for the 50-lap finale. The winner receives the Super DIRT Week trip, and the rest of the field receives payment according to the table in the sections below.

DIRTCAR ESPORTS EVENT FORMAT

REGISTRATION
Registration for the inaugural Super DIRT Week 50-for-50 eSports Classic is now open at the link below. Entry fee is $20 per driver, due by Sunday, Sept. 18.

REGISTER HERE

SUPER DIRT WEEK TRIP DETAILS
The winner, plus one guest, will receive the following to attend the 50th NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway, Oct. 3-9:

  • One (1) weeklong pit pass per person
  • One (1) hotel room accommodation
  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement in airline/rental car fees (does not include gas)
  • Custom Super DIRT Week 50-for-50 eSports Classic trophy
  • On-stage recognition during Friday night opening ceremonies
Real-world Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified driver Max McLaughlin (32) races alongside three-time iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Pro Series champion Alex Bergeron (12) in a DIRTcar eSports Season 2 Tour event (Joe Grabianowski Photo, 2020)

PURSE
Final Round Feature starters 2nd-through-24th will receive a cut of the $880 cash purse, as shown on the chart below. Top-10 finishers will also receive a complimentary voucher code to watch the 50th Super DIRT Week live on DIRTVision.

Finish Position Winnings
1st 50th Super DIRT Week Trip
2nd $200
3rd $100
4th $75
5th $50
6th $45
7th $40
8th $35
9th $30
10th $25
11th $20
12th $20
13th $20
14th $20
15th $20
16th $20
17th $20
18th $20
19th $20
20th $20
21st $20
22nd $20
23rd $20
24th $20

 WHERE TO WATCH
Broadcast coverage begins with the first Preliminary Round session on Sept. 20, continuing through the end of the Final Round Feature. Find the stream at each of the following links:

ABOUT NAPA SUPER DIRT WEEK
Super DIRT Week started in 1972 at the “Moody Mile” in the New York State Fairgrounds, bringing the best Big Block Modified drivers in the world together for the biggest race in the Northeast. Winning the event not only solidified a driver’s royalty in dirt Modified racing, but in motorsports history.

That’s why the likes of NASCAR legend Bobby Allison and three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Sammy Swindell attempted to win the event, and keeps legends like Brett Hearn, Kenny Brightbill, Jimmy Horton, Matt Sheppard and more coming back year after year.

The event ran at the “Moody Mile” from 1972 to 2015 and then moved to Oswego Speedway in 2016 – where it has been hosted ever since. Along with the track change, the event continues to grow throughout its years, adding the DIRTcar 358 Modified, DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Stock classes, adding more money to the overall purse and adding more activities for fans throughout the week.

For the full 50th NAPA Super DIRT Week schedule, CLICK HERE.