The 40th annual Super DIRT Week opened up on Wednesday morning as campers found their spot at both the New York State Fairground and Rolling Wheels in Elbridge. The event, which runs this year from Oct. 5-9, showcases the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic's greatest short-track racers. The feature for drivers and fans alike is the competition on Syracuse's "Moody Mile" at the New York State Fairgrounds, one of the few mile long tracks remaining in North America. With 80,000 racing fans expected to attend, Super Dirt Week is the second largest annual motor sports event in New York Only NASCAR weekend at Watkins Glen draws more racing fans.
Fans are excited for the new feature of night racing on Friday evening. On Saturday it's the Nationwide Insurance 150 for DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, followed by the $50,000-to-win SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented by Ferris & Snapper Mowers on Sunday.
The following is an article from World Racing Group.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Oct. 5, 2011 - Super DIRT Week XL has come to life Wednesday morning at the New York State Fairgrounds. Beginning at 7 a.m. at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, hundreds of campers caravanned to the Fairgrounds and set up their campsites for the 40th anniversary of Modified racing's biggest annual event.
Fans from 23 states, three Canadian provinces, Australia and Great Britain will be in attendance at Super DIRT Week XL.
Cars in all four divisions competing on the Moody Mile - Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Pro Stocks - are undergoing inspection this morning. More than 80 race cars took advantage of early inspection on Tuesday.
On track activity begins Thursday at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day, ending with time trials for the Big-Block Modifieds and the 358-Modifieds.
In events around Central New York that run in conjunction with Super DIRT Week, the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Series will race tonight at Weedsport Speedway, followed on Thursday night with the 358-Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
On Saturday, Jason Meyers, Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will invade Rolling Wheels Raceway with the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified "Win & You're In" Syracuse qualifier.
**Courtesy World Racing Group**
Thursday-10/6 8:00 am Pit Gates Open
8:00 am-10:00 am Inspection for all classes (under main grandstand)
9:00 am Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Draw for Qualifying Position Opens -TBD
10:00 am Grandstands Open, Modified practice
11:00 am Syracuse 150 358-Modified Practice
12:00 pm (noon) 'Media Day' Press Conference -Infield Conference Bldg "John Hill Media Center
1:00 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (358-Modified, Sportsman)
1:30 pm 358-Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows)
2:45 pm Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows)
10:00 pm Pit Area Closed
7:30 pm World of Outlaws Late Models/DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway
Friday-10/7 11:00 am Pit Gates Open, Sportsman Inspection Open
12:00 pm (noon) DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and DIRTcar Futures (Big Blocks 358-Modifieds, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock) Draw for Qualifying Positions Opens
1:00 pm Pro Stock Practice
1:15 pm Sportsman Modified Practice
1:30 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (358-Modified)
1:45 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Sportsman)
2:00 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Pro Stocks)
2:15 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Big Blocks)
2:30 pm Sportsman Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top 24-Qualify)
4:00 pm DIRTcar Futures Race (358-Modifieds)
4:30 pm DIRTcar Futures Race (Sportsman)
5:00 pm DIRTcar Futures Race (Pro Stock)
5:30 pm DIRTcar Futures Race (Big Block Modified)
6:00 pm Modified Practice
6:15 pm 358-Modified Practice
6:30 pm Pro Stock Practice
6:45 pm Track Quiet
6:55 pm Opening Ceremonies
7:05 pm 358-Modified Twin 20s (TBD non-qualified cars advance from each)
8:15 pm Modified Triple 20s (10 non-qualified cars advance from each)
11:00 pm Pit Area Closed
Saturday-10/8 8:00 am Pit Gates Open, Pro Stock Inspection Open
8:30 am DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Draw for qualifying position opens
9:00 am Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Drivers and Crew Chief Meeting (in Pit building)
9:20 am Sportsman Drivers Meeting (in pit building)
9:30 am Grandstands Open, Track Open for Syracuse 150 358-Modified Final Practice
10:00 am Pro Stock First Practice
10:30 am Sportsman Final Practice
11:15 am Pro Stock Second Practice
11:45 am Sportsman Last Chance Qualifier
12:00 pm 40th Anniversary Past Champion's Autograph Session - TBD
12:15 pm Pro Stock Time Trials (2-laps, Top-24 Qualify)
1:30 pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
2:00 pm Syracuse 150 358-Modified Championship (150 laps)
4:15pm Safety-Kleen Shootout II (20-laps)
4:30 pm SDW XL Sportsman Championship (30 laps)
7:30 pm Twin 25's - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus "Win and You're In" Modified at Rolling Wheels Raceway (Mod Winner Earns 45th starting spot in SEF 200)
Sunday-10/9 8:00 am Pit Gates Open
9:15 am Pro Stock Driver's Meeting (in pit building)
9:30 am Modified Driver and Crew Chief Meeting (in pit building)
10:00 am Grandstands Open, Track Open for Pro Stock Final Practice
10:20 am Modified Final practice
10:45 am Pro Stock Last Chance Qualifier
11:15 am Dig Safely NY Modified Last Chance Qualifier
11:45 am Modified Top-30 Autograph Signing under grandstand (Top 30 in Thursday time trials)
12:00 pm (noon) SDW XL Pro Stock Championship (25 laps)
1:30 pm 40th Annual SEF 200 presented by Ferris and Snapper Mowers Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
2:00pm 40th Annual SEF 200 presented by Ferris and Snapper Mowers Super DIRTcar Big Block
Modified Series (200 miles)
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