FULTON, NY (WWLP) – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be back in action next weekend at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, NY for the High Bank Holdup 100.
The series kicked off their Northeast schedule last week at Can-Am Speedway. Matt Shepard scored his second win of the season in the inaugural Thunder in the Thousand Island 100 $10,000 to win NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week qualifier.
The Big Block Modifieds were down at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida as part of Speedweeks for four nights and during those four nights, there were four different winners.
Super DIRTcar Series Director Dean Reynolds told 22News that a lot of thought was put into the schedule for the 2019 season.
“What I wanted to do with the Super DIRTcar Series schedule is when the schedule came out which we coincided that with the Performance Racing Industries Trade Show in Indianapolis that a team whether it’s a high dollar team or a middle of the road team to pick up that schedule and say you know what I can do this or let’s give this a shot and that move was where a lot of thought went into,” Said Reynolds.
The date at Outlaw Speedway was moved from July to May and the date at Utica Rome Speedway was moved from July to Labor Day Weekend. The reason for the move was because of the date at Eldora Speedway in Ohio at the end of July was going to be put in. The series will also race at Sharon Speedway the night before Eldora on Tuesday, July 30.
The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will be apart of the program the night before the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night July 31. Even though Eldora is 10 hours away from Syracuse, NY. It is where the series gets high car counts and it is because people want to be apart of the event.
“Fans come in and make it a two-day show type deal and they get to see the Big Block Modifieds,” said Reynolds.
NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week has been moved a week later as the Columbus Day holiday has also been moved a week later this year. The event will be on October 9-14.
Besides having rain during NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week, Reynolds told 22News that the event went over very well. Reynolds believes car counts were up 18 percent in all the divisions overall. They were up sixty cars the year before. Reynolds said that the races were phenomenal and that three out of four races weren’t decided until the last lap.
The response from the teams on the schedule has been positive. When the schedule was announced at PRI back in December, many of the teams were out there and had many people stop by their booth and thought the schedule went well. The 2019 schedule is not a whole lot different than the 2018 schedule but it is a little bit different. The traditional tracks are still aboard.
They will race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway twice this season on Tuesday, June 25 for The Big Show XI. The winner of the event will go home with $11,111 dollars and it is a NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week Qualifier with the racing going 111 laps. The second event will be held on Saturday, September 21.
Mr. DIRT Track USA will return to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday night, August 31. The event will pay $17,500 to win and is also a NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week qualifier as part of the Labor Day Weekend. The series will race three days in a row at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, September 1 and at Weedsport Speedway on Monday, September 2.
The series will have races around New York. Ohio, North Carolina as well as the provinces of Quebec and Ontario Canada
The series will close out their 2019 season at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on November 7-9.