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Anticipation growing for “Racing’s Biggest Party” October in Syracuse

sdw2013NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII returns to New York State Fairgrounds Oct. 9-13 SYRACUSE, N.Y. - July 31, 2013 -With "Racing's Biggest Party" set to get underway in just a little over two months, tickets for the 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week are selling fast. Reserved camping at the New York State Fairgrounds for the biggest week in DIRTcar Racing, which runs from Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 13, so fans are acting fast to claim the best spots by visiting With more than a 40-year history, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week received the National Speedway Directory Award for Outstanding Annual Short Track Event in 2011 , and continues have more energy year after year. Last year's 41st incarnation of one of the Northeast's biggest motorsports events brought racing greats Brett Hearn, Tim McCreadie, Pete Stefanski and Rocky Warner to Victory Lane at the New York State Fairgrounds' fabled "Moody Mile." The "Moody Mile" puts man and machine to the limit. It's where Buzzie Reutimann claimed the first two Syracuse titles in the early '70s, where Gary Balough and the Batmobile sparked debate and domination, where Kenny Brightbill took advantage of a late-race mistake by two-time winner Jimmy Horton in 1988, where Alan Johnson won from last starting position after a late race crash involving the top-two in 1989, it's where Kenny Tremont ran out of gas twice on the final lap while leading, where Vic Coffey pulled off the biggest upset of them all in 2002, and where Billy Decker, Frank Cozze and Stewart Friesen have exceeded the limits of gas mileage on their quests to victory. In its 42nd incarnation, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week promises untold excitement as past champions and rookies alike wrangle for the spot atop the winner's podium. Saturday's DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Championship and the Salute the Troops 150 DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship, and Sunday'sDIRTcar Pro Stock Championship and Super DIRTcar Series VP Small Engine Fuels 200 put the best competitors from the DIRTcar traveling series on a unique mile-long track quite unlike anything else they see all year. More than races, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week is that one time a year when local racing enthusiasts from across the region - from Autodrome Granby near Montreal, Quebec, to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N. Y. - converge in one location to watch their hometown heroes take on the best in the sport. NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week celebrates a great season among great friends, who team up after the races to throw parties as legendary as the action on the track often is. Because of the enthusiasm shown by the fan-organized Club Wago, Club Gypsum, Camp Drinkmore and the Voodoo Lounge, among others, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week has come to be known as "Racing's Biggest Party," and there's no doubt it will continue to live up to its name. Also called simply "Syracuse" by traveling race fans from as far as Australia, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week extends beyond the Syracuse city limits with satellite events in Weedsport and Elbridge. Weedsport Speedway hosts the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Wednesday, Oct. 9. The following night, the World of Outlaws Late Models Series, joined by the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, takes on "The Fast Track" at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge. "The Greatest Show on Dirt," the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series invade the Wheels Saturday, Oct. 13, joining the popular Big Block Modified "Win and You're In" qualifier for Sunday's VP Small Engine Fuels 200. Advance sale tickets, including reserved seats, general admission, general and reserved camping, parking, and golf cart passes, are available for purchase by visiting or by calling the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606 for events at the New York State Fairgrounds and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. For the latest news and updates about Super DIRT Week and DIRTcar Racing, "like" theSuper DIRT Week and DIRTcar Racing Facebook pages or follow the Twitter feeds, @SuperDIRTWeek and @DIRTcarNE.
Super DIRT Week XLII Events Schedule: Oct. 9 - Oct. 13, 2013
New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse, New York
*All times and events subject to change
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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 9, 2013
8 a.m. Gates open at NYSF for Campers and Haulers
3 p.m. Modified "Happy Hour"
7:30 p.m. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series at Weedsport Speedway
10 p.m. Pit Area Closed
Thursday, October 10, 2013
8 a.m. Pit Gates Open
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
Modified Time Trials
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 11, 2013
11 a.m. Pit Gates Open
12 p.m. Grandstands Open
1:30 p.m. DIRTcar Futures Qualifying
Sportsman Modified Time Trials
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. Sportsman Modified Triple 10s
Pullens Truck Center 358-Modified Twin 20s
Modified Triple 20s
10 p.m. Pit Area Closed
Saturday, October 12, 2013
8 a.m. Pit Gates Open
8:30 a.m. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series draw for qualifying opens
9 a.m. Salute the Troops 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 Salute the Troops 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
1 p.m. Salute the Troops 150 358-Modified Pre-Race Ceremonies
2 p.m. Salute the Troops 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps)
3:30 - 4:25 p.m. Modified Practice
4:30 p.m. NAPA Super DIRT Week XLII Sportsman Championship (30 laps)
Followed by Modified Final Practice
7:30 p.m. World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus "Win and You're In" for Big-Block Modifieds at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (Mod Winner earns 45 th starting spot in VP 200)
Sunday, October 13, 2013
8 a.m. Pit Gates Open
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 Super DIRT Week XLII Pro Stock Championship presented by BACC-OFF (25 laps)
1:30 p.m. 42nd VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Championship Pre-Race Ceremonies
2:00 p.m. 42 nd VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Championship (200 miles)
Monday, October 14, 2013
TBA Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday Events
  NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week: Winners throughout the Years
* -denotes fast time of 28.348 sec. / 126.993 mph.
41 10/7/12 113 Brett Hearn Jimmy Phelps Billy Decker
40 10/9/11 200 Stewart Friesen Vic Coffey Billy Decker
39 10/10/10 200 Stewart Friesen Jimmy Horton Jimmy Phelps
38 10/11/09 200 Matt Sheppard Tim Fuller Tim Fuller
37 10/12/08 200 Frank Cozze Duane Howard Tim Fuller
36 10/7/07 200 Vic Coffey Richie Tobias,Jr. Jimmy Phelps
35 10/8/06 200 Danny Johnson Alan Johnson Tim Fuller
34 11/5/05 200 Billy Decker Ronnie Johnson Billy Decker
33 10/10/04 200 Tim Fuller Pat Ward *Billy Decker
32 10/12/03 200 Alan Johnson Frank Cozze Billy Decker
31 10/13/02 203 Vic Coffey Jimmy Horton Brett Hearn
30 10/7/01 202 Billy Decker Ron Smoker Tim McCreadie
29 10/8/00 200 Billy Decker Kenny Brightbill Brett Hearn
28 10/10/99 188 Kenny Tremont Tim Fuller Dave Blaney
27 10/11/98 191 Billy Decker Dick Larkin Bobby Varin
26 10/12/97 188 Danny Johnson Brett Hearn Brett Hearn
25 10/13/96 188 Doug Hoffman Kenny Tremont Kenny Brightbill
24 10/8/95 188 Brett Hearn Steve Paine Brett Hearn
23 10/9/94 188 Jimmy Horton Danny Johnson Dave Blaney
22 10/10/93 188 Brett Hearn Bob McCreadie Joe Plazek
21 10/11/92 135 Richie Tobias,Jr. Frank Cozze Jimmy Horton
20 10/13/91 188 Brett Hearn Jack Johnson Brett Hearn
19 10/7/90 188 Brett Hearn Jeff Trombley Bob McCreadie
18 10/8/89 188 Alan Johnson C.D. Coville Doug Hoffman
17 10/9/88 188 Kenny Brightbill Alan Johnson Billy Pauch
16 10/11/87 188 Jimmy Horton Doug Hoffman Doug Hoffman
15 10/12/86 125 Bob McCreadie Jack Johnson Billy Pauch
14 10/13/85 125 Brett Hearn Bob McCreadie Sammy Swindell
13 10/7/84 125 Jack Johnson Merv Treichler Jack Johnson
12 10/9/83 125 Alan Johnson Dave Lape Merv Treichler
11 10/10/82 125 Merv Treichler Brett Hearn Jimmy Horton
10 10/11/81 125 Merv Treichler Brett Hearn Brett Hearn
9 10/12/80 125 Gary Balough Frank Cozze Gary Balough
8 10/7/79 125 Jack Johnson Ken Brenn,Jr. Ken Brenn,Jr.
7 10/1/78 100 Gary Balough Stan Ploski Will Cagle
6 4/15/78 100 Gary Balough Elvin Felty Dick Tobias
5 10/3/76 100 Gary Balough Will Cagle Dick Tobias
4 9/28/75 100 Dick Tobias Wayne Reutimann Dick Tobias
3 9/29/74 95 Billy Osmun Gary Balough Billy Osmun
2 9/30/73 100 Buzzie Reutimann Will Cagle Tommy Corellis
1 10/1/72 100 Buzzie Reutimann Stan Ploski Kenny Brightbill
DIRTcar 358-MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP "Salute the Troops 150"
* - denotes fast time of 29.104 sec. / 123.694 mph.
33 10/6/12 155 Tim McCreadie Billy Dunn Tim Fuller Billy Decker
32 10/8/11 150 Billy Decker Stewart Friesen Tim McCreadie Billy Decker
31 10/9/10 150 Billy Decker Tim McCreadie Rick Laubach *Billy Decker
30 10/10/09 150 Billy Decker Brett Hearn Kenny Tremont Brett Hearn
29 10/11/08 150 Billy Decker Pat Ward Mario Clair Vic Coffey
28 10/6/07 150 Brett Hearn Stewart Friesen Billy Decker Pete Bicknell
27 10/7/06 150 Danny Johnson Chad Brachmann Pat Ward Pat Ward
26 10/8/05 150 Tim Fuller Billy Decker Brett Hearn Brett Hearn
25 10/9/04 150 Wayne Jelley Chad Brachmann Kenny Tremont *Brett Hearn
24 10/11/03 152 Matt Sheppard Frank Cozze Kenny Tremont Jerry Higbie
23 10/12/02 75 Billy Decker Pete Bicknell Jeff Heotzler Billy Decker
22 10/6/01 152 Bud Christmann Brett Hearn Rich Ricci,Jr. Vic Coffey
21 10/7/00 150 Pete Bicknell Steve Paine Andy Bachetti Ryan Baye
20 10/9/99 125 Pete Bicknell Danny Johnson Todd Wilkinson Brett Hearn
19 10/10/98 125 Pete Bicknell Kenny Tremont Billy Decker Kenny Brightbill
18 10/11/97 126 Kenny Tremont Joe Plazek Jimmy Horton Jimmy Horton
17 10/12/96 125 Kenny Tremont Brett Hearn Joe Plazek Andy Bachetti
16 10/7/95 125 Jimmy Hauser Steve Paine Brett Hearn Steve Paine
15 10/8/94 125 Danny Johnson Steve Bottcher Doug Hoffman Howie Finch
14 10/9/93 100 Mike Ricci Jim Chenette Dick Larkin Mike Ricci
13 10/10/92 50 Kenny Tremont Brett Hearn Dick Larkin Kenny Tremont
12 10/12/91 50 Billy Decker Jeff Heotzler Pete Bicknell Gary Luscher
11 10/7/90 50 Brett Hearn Matt Quinn Kenny Tremont Brett Hearn
10 10/7/89 50 Brett Hearn Kenny Tremont Randy Glenski Jeff Heotzler
9 10/8/88 30 Kenny Tremont Bud Christmann Brett Hearn Bud Christmann
8 10/10/87 30 Billy Pauch Jimmy Horton Brett Hearn Jeff Heotzler
7 10/12/86 30 Brett Hearn Maynard Forrette Doug Hoffman Brett Hearn
6 10/13/85 30 Doug Hoffman Brett Hearn Maynard Forrette Doug Hoffman
5 10/8/84 30 Bob McCreadie Doug Hoffman Mike Romano Bob McCreadie
4 10/7/83 30 Pete Bicknell Doug Hoffman Mike Barlow Doug Hoffman
3 10/9/82 20 Pete Bicknell Steve Bottcher Ralph Heotzler Steve Bottcher
2 10/10/81 20 Steve Makocy Paul Parker Dick Larkin Tom Mayberry
1 10/12/80 15 Jeff Heotzler Rich Ricci Mike Petruska Billy Cannon
* - denotes fast time of 31.400 sec. / 114.650 mph.
14 10/7/12 30 Rocky Warner Mathieu Desjardins Cody McPherson Mathieu Desjardins
13 10/8/11 30 Neal Williams Bobby Hackell Tim Sears Jr.
12 10/9/10 30 Ryan Susice Brandon Sweet Shane Jablonka Neal Williams
11 10/10/09 30 Matt Billings John McAuliffe Ryan Susice *Matt Billings
10 10/11/08 30 Erick Rudolph Matt Hulsizer Kevin Ridley Sammy Reakes IV
9 10/6/07 30 Sammy Reakes IV Chris Higgins Chris Hile Sammy Reakes IV
8 10/7/06 30 John Ferrier Joe Williams Jr. Russ Hefti John Ferrier
7 10/8/05 30 Kenny Stafford Jeff Geiges Kyle Inman Joe Williams
6 10/9/04 30 Tim Hindley John McAuliffe Michael Ballestero *Tim Hindley
5 10/6/01 30 Ryan Godown Rick Mill Craig Mitchell Ryan Godown
4 10/7/00 30 Matt Sheppard Rich Swarthout Steve Gray Scott Flammer
3 10/9/99 30 Chad Brachmann Joe Bennett Chris Shultz Kevin Wills
2 10/10/98 30 Chris Kokosa Alton Palmer Steve Hall Alton Palmer
1 10/11/97 30 Jim Sorenson Jr. Lem Atkins Chad Brachmann Lem Atkins
DIRTcar PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP "SDW 25 presented by Bacc Off"
* - denotes fast time of 35.898 sec. / 100.284 mph.
16 10/7/12 25 Pete Stefanski Joey Ladouceur Rocky Warner
15 10/9/11 25 Rocky Warner Rob Yetman Pete Stefanski
14 10/10/10 25 Rocky Warner Pete Stefanski Jay Corbin Jeremy Pittsl
13 10/11/09 25 Pete Stefanski Chuck Dumblewski Jay Corbin Joey Ladouceur
12 10/12/08 25 Sean Corr Eric Marin Louie Jackson Pete Stefanski
11 10/7/07 25 Don Carlson Eric Marin Pete Stefanski Pete Stefanski
10 10/8/06 25 Louie Jackson Pete Stefanski Mike Williams *Louie Jackson
9 10/9/05 25 Dave Schulz Rob Yetman Joey Ladouceur Rob Yetman
8 10/10/04 20 Dave Schulz Bob McGannon Joey Ladouceur Pete Stefanski
7 10/12/03 20 Jamie McGannon John Lazore Dave Schulz Joey Ladouceur
6 10/13/02 20 Dave Schulz Tom Cannizzaro Jamie McGannon Tom Cannizzaro
5 10/6/01 20 Jipp Ortiz Tom Barron Jason Boyle Joe Stefanski Jr.
4 10/7/00 20 Jipp Ortiz Andy Dembek Tom Cannizzaro Tom Cannizzaro
3 10/9/99 21 Frank Twing Tom Kuck Bubba Tanner Tom Kuck
2 10/10/98 20 Tom Cannizzaro Tom Barron Bryan Peters Ram Kowalczyk
1 10/11/97 20 Kenny Martin Tom Cannizzaro Ken Hartshorn Phlan Hart
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, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.

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