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09/18/06


17 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues
Weedsport, NY – September 17, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

Alan Johnson stunned the capacity crowd and star-studded field by guiding the familiar no. 14J R.P. LeFrois Builder machine from a last-place start to his second Super DIRT Week Modified Championship in 1989. Using a regular ‘Saturday Night’ car, Johnson first forced a dead-heat for the final qualifying spot in the consi to extend the starting field to 49 cars, then assumed the top spot when leaders Frank Cozze and younger brother Danny Johnson tangled with less than eight laps to go in the headline Miller 300 held 17 years earlier.


Donath Captures Career First Mr. DIRT Sportsman Main At Brockville
Brockville, ONT – September 16, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

2006 Fulton (NY) Speedway points champion Shawn Donath took his road show across the border on Saturday and returned to the states $1,500 richer after his first career Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series victory at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Donath’s third open-wheel win of the season came exactly one year after he first steered owner Mike LaSalle’s vacated Northwood 2 Construction/Kriska Transportation ride at the expense of ’05 Brockville points champion Marcel Pecore. The 30-lap win also earned him an automatic starting spot in the 30-Mile Sportsman Championship at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse during Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8.
“We’ve had some good runs so far this year, just some bad luck in between, this is just a great night,” beemed Donath, after scoring the convincing victory in just the fourth event of the year steering the back-up no. 12 Bicknell car. The South Onondaga, NY pilot held the lead the night before in Canandaigua’s Sportsman tour event before a tire went flat on the primary no. 87 Daniels Mayfield Motorsports Ford entry with just a handful of laps to go. “The car was just perfect tonight. I can’t thank this team enough and especially the strong motor my dad (Dave) put under the hood. Things couldn’t have worked out much better.”
Donath won the first of three qualifying heats and sat on the pole to start the 30-lap Sportsman finale yet front-row partner Ryan Poole showed little regard for the intruding New Yorker and blasted out front at the drop initial green flag. A three-car tangle in turn two involving tour follower Rob Bellinger briefly slowed the action with five laps complete and Poole once again pulled away to a commanding lead on the ensuing restart. At the halfway mark Poole paced the field followed by Donath, three-time Mr. DIRT Pro Stock champ Jipp Ortiz, Chris Herbison and recently crowned Genesee (NY) Speedway points champion Brian Sage.
In the blink of an eye, Donath emerged as the new leader on lap 17 when Poole drifted high exiting turn two and Ortiz split between Herbison and Sage down the back chute to take over the runner-up position. The top-five of Donath, Ortiz, Sage, Herbison and Poole remained intact with five to go while last year’s race winner Jason Riddell replaced Herbison in the mix before the checkered flag waved. Donath held off a stubborn Ortiz at the wire by a half car-length with 0.197 seconds the only difference at the line. Sage, Poole, Riddell and defending Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Mr. DIRT champion as well as current overall Sportsman Series points leader Russ Hefti came next in the 15-minute dash.
Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Race #6 – Brockville Ontario Speedway, Sept. 16, 2006 Event Summary

FEATURE (30-laps): 12-SHAWN DONATH, 0J-Jipp Ortiz, 2-Brian Sage, 00-Ryan Poole, 9-Jason Riddell, 0-Russ Hefti, 111-Kevin Wills, 08-Mark D’Ilario, 8-Chris Herbison, 19H-Chris Higgins, 27-Sheldon Hoogwerf, 8X-Rob Bellinger, 5J-Chris Hile, 51-Rob Ezard, 23-Kees VanWinden, P38-Rob Pratt, 6-Harm Vanderweide, 25-Bobby Herrington, 59-Tyler Rand, 24-Brandon Sweet, 13J-Jim Peters (DNS).

LAP LEADERS: Poole (1-16), Donath (17-30).
CAUTIONS: 4 (lap 5, lap 5, lap 18, lap 26).
SYRACUSE SUNOCO CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER: Shawn Donath.

QUALIFYING
Heat Races (8 laps, all finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Donath, Herbison, Herrington, Sage, Riddell, Sweet, Ezard.
#2: Poole, Hefti, VanWinden, Wills, D’Ilario, Hoogwerf, Pratt.
#3: Ortiz, Bellinger, Rand, Higgins, Hile, Vanderweide, Peters.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
The 17th Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series continues with the big World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend 30-lapper scheduled at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 23 before the month closes out on Friday, Sept. 29 with the Victoria Weekend extra-distance special at Fulton Speedway. All eyes then turn to Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse with three races scheduled during a four-day stretch the first week in October. Each extra-distance affair offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Sportsman Championship.

2006 MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN SERIES SCHEDULE
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION / WINNER
Mon-Sep 4 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway / RUSS HEFTI
Fri-Sep 8 50 Ransomville Speedway / DON SPATORICO
Sat-Sep 10 40 Genesee Speedway / ROB PRATT
Sun-Sep 10 50 Humberstone Speedway / RUSS HEFTI
Fri-Sep 15 30 Canandaigua Speedway / TODD HENDERSON
Sat-Sep 16 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway / SHAWN DONATH
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 6 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 30 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 75 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY


Pete Nearly Perfect In Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series Win At Brockville
Brockville, ONT – September 16, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

Two-time overall Mr. DIRT 358-Modified points champion Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ont. made his first small-block series stop of the season on Saturday a productive one as he dominated the field to capture the headline BOB FM Radio 75 at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Bicknell drew the pole yet still needed to wrestle away the lead in traffic from front row partner Danny Johnson near the halfway mark to score the $3,000 victory, his 19th in tour competition.
“Early in the race I went to the bottom to avoid a hole in turn one but Danny and Pierre (Dagenais) showed me I better get up top pretty quick to stay with the lead pack,” said Bicknell, DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s all-time small-block Modified feature win leader with 183, including seven checkered flags taken this season. The win was his third at Brockville, all in Series events held in September. “Once out front it was no cakewalk as it seems you’re always riding on the edge around this place. I was afraid of going over in turns three and four the whole race but the car stayed perfect. Brockville is almost identical to Merrittville (home track) so things kinda fell in our lap and now we’ve got three wins in a row with this car.”
Brockville hosted round number three in the rain-shortened nine-race Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series which attracted 39 open-wheel entries, with Bicknell making his 2006 tour debut. ‘Mr. Small-Block’ was quick from the start, posting the best Integra Shocks Time Trial of 14.336 sec. (62.779 mph) around the smooth quarter-miler, then leading flag-to-flag in his heat race qualifier. Pete’s perfect night was tarnished when Johnson out-dragged him on the original feature race start before a rare red flag unfurled on the opening circuit. Local pilot John Mulder filed into fifth on the 30-car grid only to get turned around in turn four right off the bat. Touring veterans Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson and Brett Hearn piled in along with Brockville regular Kyle Dingwall with all able to rejoin the field.
Back under green flag conditions, Johnson retained the point with Frenchman Dagenais sweeping past Bicknell for the runner-up slot. Dagenais shadowed Johnson until finally moving ahead on lap 11 only to give it back to the Rochester, N.Y. wheelman the following circuit as the leaders headed into traffic. A master of maneuvering through lapped cars, Johnson opened up a comfortable advantage, yet once Bicknell pulled into second spot on lap 20 he quickly made tracks toward the front in non-stop action. The Niagara Frontier standout used Brett Hearn as a pick and forged the final lead change on lap 35 in a three-wide surge across the stripe. Just three laps later the first yellow flag was displayed for a turn three/four mishap involving Andy Lloyd, which only served to give Bicknell a clear track ahead on the ensuing restart.
A pair of spins by Carey Terrance on laps 55 and 64 only delayed the inevitable as Bicknell was no match for his closest contenders. Danny Johnson made a late-race bid to challenge for the top prize before falling three car-lengths behind at the line although still picking up a guaranteed starting berth in the 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 7 of Super DIRT Week XXXV at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Recently crowned Brockville points champion Danny O’Brien settled for the show position with older brother Pat O’Brien and Dagenais filling out the final front-five. Fuller (6th) and Alan Johnson (7th) climbed forward to record respectable finishes while Mark Hitchcock, hard-charger Frankie Caprara (started 24th) and ’06 rookie contender Lance Willix II completed the top-10. Massachusetts invader Andy Bachetti faded to 11th at the finish and relinquished his early lead in the Mr. DIRT standings to Pat O’Brien, with just six points separating the frontrunners as teams head to Central New York next weekend.

Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series Race #3 – Brockville Ontario Speedway, Sept. 16, 2006 BOB FM Radio 75 Event Summary
FEATURE (75-laps):
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 1 42 Pete Bicknell ($3,000)
2 2 27j Danny Johnson
3 10 17d Danny O Brien
4 8 6 Pat O'Brien
5 4 124 Pierre Dagenais
6 9 19 Tim Fuller
7 11 14j Alan Johnson
8 14 95 Mark Hitchcock
9 24 fx1 Frankie Caprara
10 6 37 Lance Willix II
11 3 4 Andy Bachetti
12 16 99 Mike Adderley
13 17 m96 Brian McDonald
14 20 21k Randy Chrysler
15 15 007 Roy Tarbell
16 19 11 Chris Jones
17 18 66 Kyle Dingwall
18 13 4* Brett Hearn
19 12 66x Carey Terrance
20 26 t21 Roger Chrysler
21 22 80 Jeff Marshall
22 29 37p Francisco Pereira
23 28 81 Jeff Sykes
24 25 31x Andy Lloyd
25 7 27 Kyle Jacobs
26 30 90 Scott Parliament
27 27 42b Kevin Bates
28 21 2 Todd Stewart
29 23 35 Adam Moore
30 5 12 John Mulder

LAP LEADERS: D.Johnson (1-10), Dagenais (11), D.Johnson (12-34), Bicknell (35-75).
CAUTIONS: 4 for 6 laps; 1 RED FLAG (lap 1).
SYRACUSE 150 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER: Danny Johnson.

DID NOT QUALIFY(9)
07-Tim Kerr
m1-Cricket Mandigo
3-Bill Mullin
4r-Dave Reilley
9-Mark Smoke
73-Dave Austin
77g-Robbie Grant
86-Justin Mason
96-Keith Dingwall

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 14.336 62.779 42 Pete Bicknell
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 14.382 62.578 27j Danny Johnson
3 14.388 62.552 4 Andy Bachetti
4 14.408 62.465 19 Tim Fuller
14.408 62.465 66x Carey Terrance
6 14.414 62.439 14j Alan Johnson
7 14.416 62.431 17d Danny O Brien
8 14.428 62.379 6 Pat O'Brien
9 14.457 62.254 4* Brett Hearn
10 14.476 62.172 96 Keith Dingwall
11 14.514 62.009 12 John Mulder
12 14.544 61.881 99 Mike Adderley
13 14.581 61.724 27 Kyle Jacobs
14 14.597 61.657 66 Kyle Dingwall
15 14.617 61.572 11 Chris Jones
16 14.643 61.463 37 Lance Willix II
14.643 61.463 m96 Brian McDonald
18 14.683 61.295 124 Pierre Dagenais
19 14.696 61.241 007 Roy Tarbell
20 14.721 61.137 2 Todd Stewart
21 14.723 61.129 80 Jeff Marshall
22 14.770 60.934 95 Mark Hitchcock
23 14.838 60.655 35 Adam Moore
24 14.883 60.472 21k Randy Chrysler
25 14.911 60.358 90 Scott Parliament
26 14.937 60.253 81 Jeff Sykes
27 14.949 60.205 42b Kevin Bates
28 15.064 59.745 31x Andy Lloyd
29 15.073 59.709 fx1 Frankie Caprara
30 15.161 59.363 86 Justin Mason
31 15.186 59.265 3 Bill Mullin
32 15.202 59.203 37p Francisco Pereira
33 15.236 59.071 9 Mark Smoke
34 15.287 58.874 07 Tim Kerr
35 15.376 58.533 73 Dave Austin
36 15.381 58.514 m1 Cricket Mandigo
37 15.753 57.132 4r Dave Reilley
38 15.977 56.331 t21 Roger Chrysler
39 16.175 55.641 77G Robbie Grant

Heat Races (10 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to feature, top-3 went to re-draw)
#1: Bicknell, Fuller, Jacobs, Hearn, McDonald, Marshall, Caprara, Parliament, Reilley, Smoke.
#2: A.Johnson, D.Johnson, Dagenais, Hitchcock, Ky.Dingwall, Ke.Dingwall, Ro.Chrysler, Sykes, Mason, Kerr.
#3: D.O’Brien, Bachetti, Mulder, Tarbell, Jones, Moore, Bates, Mullin, Austin, Grant.
#4: P.O’Brien, Terrance, Willix, Adderley, Ra.Chrysler, Stewart, Lloyd, Pereira, Mandigo.
Consolation Round (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Ke.Dingwall, Marshall, Caprara, Ro.Chrysler, Sykes, Parliament, Mason, Smoke, Reilley, Kerr.
#2: Stewart, Moore, Lloyd, Bates, Pereira, Mandigo, Grant, Mullin, Austin.
*Parliament added after Ke.Dingwall came up light on post-race scales.

UPCOMING EVENTS
The 24th Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series continues with the big World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend 100-lapper scheduled at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Friday, Sept. 22 before four straight nights of small-block action take over during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in October. Each extra-distance event offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Championship.

2006 MR. DIRT 358-MODIFIED SERIES SCHEDULE
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION / WINNER
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway / RAIN-CANCELLED
Sat-Sep 9 50 Lebanon Valley Speedway / ANDY BACHETTI
Sun-Sep 10 80 Can-Am Motorsports Park / ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Sep 16 75 Brockville Ontario Speedway / PETE BICKNELL
Fri-Sep 22 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 4 75 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 5 100 Brewerton Speedway - Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 6 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 150 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 150 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY


18 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues
Weedsport, NY – September 16, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

Notching his only other Salt City victory in the first-ever race promoted at the New York State Fairgrounds by DIRT MotorSports founder Glenn Donnelly in 1972, popular Pennsylvanian Kenny Brightbill watched while pace-setter and defending champ Jimmy Horton scraped the turn three wall then took over the final 16 laps in the Delaware-based no. 30 Blue Hen Racing Special to win the 1988 Miller High Life Modified main. The Sinking Spring, Pa. hotshoe, who won the first-ever Super DIRT Week pole in ’72, spent four weeks building the car then dropped in a Jack Tant motor before setting second fast time en route to becoming the eighth and final race leader 18 years ago.


Henderson Captures First Mr. DIRT Sportsman Main At Canandaigua
Canandaigua, NY – September 15, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

2006 Canandaigua Speedway points champion Todd Henderson picked up where he left off, capturing his first career Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series on home turf Friday night during the Finger Lakes Fall Championships. Henderson’s second win of the season at the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval aboard his GM crate motor powered no. 18H Autogenesis-Original Pizza logs/Bicknell entry was worth $1,500 and earned him an automatic starting spot in the 30-Mile Sportsman Championship at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse during Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8.
“(Donath) was definitely faster but I just kept it on the bottom and let the track come to me,” said Henderson, last year’s Canandaigua season points champion in the DIRT 358-Modified division. “And just like every Saturday here throughout the season, as the race went on cars starting moving up high and I was able to stay low. I just kept working at it and when the leader finally got too high I took advantage and got underneath. This is my first win on the trail and its great to get it at my hometrack.”
Four qualifying heat races were needed to reduce the 40 drivers that signed in, with 31 eventually filling the starting grid for the 30-lap main event. Shawn Donath and Henderson won the opening two heats to share the front row and they would be the only race leaders during the night. Henderson led the initial circuit before a multi-car mishap immediately slowed the fast-paced action. John Behron and Kevin Ridley hooked together at the end of the back chute with Dan Wiesner and Loren Linocoln joining in the skirmish along with Canadian invader Wayne Conn Jr.
Donath sped high around Henderson on the lap two restart and seemed headed for his first-ever Mr. DIRT Series feature win as opened up a commanding lead at the halfway mark. With 15 laps complete, Donath led Henderson, Russ Hefti, Mark D’Ilario and Anthony Rizzardo, and with just 10 to go the South Onondaga pilot had pulled out to a 10 car-length advantage steering his no. 87 G&J Collision entry. Donath reached traffic as the lap counter reached 25 and the next circuit Henderson bolted past down low as the leader’s no. 87 Bicknell machine began to show signs of a left-rear tire going down. The soft shoe became more apparent when Hefti took over second the next lap and second-generation chauffeur Rizzardo followed suit on lap 27.
At the wire it was Canandaigua resident Henderson outlasting defending Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Mr. DIRT champion and current overall Sportsman Series points leader Hefti, with Rizzardo, D’Ilario and Canandaigua regular Eric Giguere completing the fast-five.

SPORTSMAN SHORTS
Prior to the start of the program, DIRT NE officials confiscated the Rev boxes of the top-four in Mr. DIRT Sportsman points and replaced them with four spares from the DIRT Tech Support Vehicle that travels to many of the tour events. Those boxes were taken from cars entered by leader Russ Hefti, Chris Higgins, Brian Sage and Shawn Donath. Officials announced to competing teams that this random testing will be done again somewhere down the line ….. Eight of the top-10 Mr. DIRT point chasers signed in at Canandaigua, with Genesee tour winner Rob Pratt (5th) and Ransomville Speedway regular Mark Potter (9th) failing to make the tow east ….. Previous Canandaigua Sportsman Championship race winners in the field on Friday were Sage (2005), Hefti (2005), Paul Guererri (2002) and Scott Schrader (1992) ….. After Clay Parmelee qualified for the feature, finishing fifth in the first heat, he was informed that his mother had been involved in a car accident. Parmelee vacated the ride or the remainder of the show and left the car to primary driver Nick Guererri, who failed to finish high enough in the consolation round after suffering a flat tire on the very first lap!

Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Race #5 – Canandaigua Speedway, Sept. 15, 2006 Event Summary
FEATURE (30-laps): 18H-TODD HENDERSON, 0-Russ Hefti, 99-Anthony Rizzardo, 08-Mark D’Ilario, 67G-Eric Guguere, 0J-Jipp Ortiz, 87-Shawn Donath, 9J-Billy Shantel Jr., 7-Paul Guererri, 10-Tim Currier, 88-Dave Allen, 5J-Chris Hile, 58-Scott Schrader, 111-Kevin Wills, 22V-Eric VanSkiver, 11-Brian Sage, 93jr.-Bob Richmond Jr., 4-Daryl Hilkert, 66-Dan Wiesner, 24S-Brandon Sweet, 19H-Chris Higgins, 8L-Phil LaVare, 20X-Kevin Ridley, 76-Rob Bussey, 6-Gus Hurlburt, 21L-Ed Fisher, 8-Rob Bellinger, 01-Chris Raabe, 8C-Wayne Conn Jr., 6J-John Behron, 2-Loren Lincoln, 25G-Clay Parmelee.

LAP LEADERS: Henderson (1), Donath (2-25), Henderson (26-30).
CAUTIONS: 5 (lap 1, lap 4, lap 6, lap 8, lap 15).
SYRACUSE SUNOCO CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER: Todd Henderson.
DID NOT QUALIFY(8)
1j-Jim Spano
21-Amanda Whitney
22-Bruce Dewick
24J-Tom Jansch
25G-Nick Guererri
29-Jason Memrick
54-Josh Skarzenski
58L-Jim LaRock

QUALIFYING
Heat Races (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Donath, Rizzardo, Conn, Bussey, Parmelee, Hurlburt, Allen, Whitney, Memrick, Wiesner (DNS).
#2: Henderson, Hefti, Behron, Ridley, Fisher, Sage, Bellinger, Higgins, Spano, LaRock.
#3: D’Ilario, Hile, Sweet, Currier, Shantel, Hilkert, Richmond, Lincoln, P.Guererri, LaVare.
#4: Raabe, Giguere, Ortiz, Schrader, Wills, VanSkiver, Skarzenski, Dewick, Jansch.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 6 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Bellinger, Sage, Hurlburt, Higgins, Allen, Wiesner, Spano, LaRock, Whitney, Memrick (DNS).
#2: Hilkert, VanSkiver, Richmond, P.Guererri, Lincoln, LaVare, Skarzenski, Jansch, N.Guererri, Dewick (DNS).

Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Point Standings (through Sept. 15, 2006)
Rank No Driver Points Home Track Bonus Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 0 Russ Hefti 1,461 Cayuga County 1000 2 4 5 5
2 19h Chris Higgins 1,358 Can Am 1000 0 3 4 5
3 87 Shawn Donath 1,338 Fulton 1000 0 2 3 5
4 12 Brian Sage 1,322 Genesee 1000 0 1 3 5
5 0 Jipp Ortiz [R] 1,294 Ransomville 970 0 1 2 5
6 8c Wayne Conn 1,288 Merrittville 1000 0 2 2 4
7 111 Kevin Wills 1,273 Ransomville 980 0 0 2 5
8 O8 Mark D'llario [R] 1,263 Merrittville 946 0 2 3 5
9 18h Todd Henderson1,258 Canandaigua 1000 1 1 2 4
10 P38 Rob Pratt 1,257 Ohsweken 1000 1 2 3 3
11 24 Brandon Sweet[R]1,226 Thunder Alley 960 0 0 1 5
12 29j Chris Hile 1,213 Fulton 916 0 0 2 5
13 8 Rob Bellinger 1,202 Can Am 970 0 0 1 5
14 01 Chris Raabe 1,196 Brockville 1000 0 0 0 4
15 71M Mark Potter 1,196 Ransomville 924 0 2 2 4
16 56 St.Schumacher 1,179 Genesee 970 0 0 1 4
17 19 Joe Williams Jr. 1,150 Cayuga County 980 0 0 0 4
18 10 Tim Currier [R] 1,110 Cayuga County 946 0 0 1 3
19 67g Eric Giguere 1,100 Canandaigua 980 0 1 1 2
5 Don Spatorico 1,100 Ransomville 960 1 1 1 2
21 58 Scott Schrader 1,097 Canandaigua 946 0 1 1 2
22 54J Dave Just 1,084 Ransomville 946 0 1 1 2
23 43J Jack Meeks 1,076 Thunder Alley 1000 0 0 1 1
24 7 Paul Guererri 1,075 Canandaigua 970 0 0 1 2
25 20 Jeff McGinnis 1,072 Ransomville 1000 0 0 1 1
26 108 Bill Bleich 1,056 Humberstone 980 0 0 1 1
27 5 Dave Dykstra 1,045 Humberstone 1000 0 0 0 1
28 99 Anthony Rizzardo1,040 Merrittville 950 0 1 1 1
29 66 Dan Wiesner 1,033 Canandaigua 938 0 0 0 2
30 54JR Scott Just 1,032 Ransomville 934 0 0 0 2

UPCOMING EVENTS:
The 17th Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series continues north of the border with a 30-lap finale at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 16. The extra-distance affair offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Sportsman Championship.

2006 MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN SERIES SCHEDULE
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION / WINNER
Mon-Sep 4 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway / RUSS HEFTI
Fri-Sep 8 50 Ransomville Speedway / DON SPATORICO
Sat-Sep 10 40 Genesee Speedway / ROB PRATT
Sun-Sep 10 50 Humberstone Speedway / RUSS HEFTI
Fri-Sep 15 30 Canandaigua Speedway / TODD HENDERSON
Sat-Sep 16 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 6 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 30 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 75 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY


Sheppard Cops First Of ’06 In Advance Auto ‘Pizza Logs 100’ At Canandaigua
Canandaigua, NY – September 15, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

Matt Sheppard waited all summer to win his first big-block Modified feature of the season at Canandaigua Speedway. There was literally no stopping the talented 24 year-old driver from Waterloo, New York on Friday night as he collected his second straight Canandaigua trophy in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series season finale. Sheppard broke a rear pan hard bar midway through the 22nd Annual Original Pizza Logs 100 Finger Lakes Championship, then lost the brakes in the no. 44s BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell entry before outlasting Brett Hearn to score the $6,000 victory.
Sheppard’s second win of the season at the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval was his first of the year in Super DIRT series competition, pushing his Advance Auto Parts SDS career total to three. The most recent 100-lap tour triumph was his first recorded in New York State with initial wins registered at Autodrome Drummond (Quebec, 2004) and New Egypt Speedway (New Jersey, 2005). Current overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT points leader Alan Johnson settled for the third-place while open-wheel veteran Pat Ward and second-year Series follower Jimmy Phelps rounded out the top-five. Local favorite Charlie Donk rebounded from an early race flat tire to finish ninth and earn an automatic starting spot in the Eckerd 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse during Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8.
“We’ve had such bad luck this year, and even had some more before we finally had some good luck at the end,” said Sheppard, following just his fourth top-five finish in the 21 Advance Auto Parts SDS events run to date. “Riding around without any brakes for so long was really a handful and it certainly got nerve-racking at the end. I didn’t really know where anybody else was once out front, fortunately the car held up and I didn’t have to find out.”
Two straight days of rain and a light mist finally ending at the speedway just after 11 am kept the track crew hustling throughout the day. Overcast skies for the remainder of Friday produced an ultra-tacky surface that was both fast and treacherous for the 40 big-block Modified teams that signed up. The added moisture failed to affect Mr. DIRT point leaders Billy Decker and Alan Johnson, with each shattering Decker’s former track single-lap standard of 17.540 seconds set on on Aug. 11, 2005. Johnson was the ninth car out turning in a time of 17.501 sec. before the 14th car of Decker circled the half-miler in 17.385 sec. for an average speed of 103.538 mph. Sheppard was 13th quickest among the 16 cars that cracked the 18-second barrier.
The customary pre-race draw took place and Johnson proceeded to grab the pole-position start alongside JIR Motorsports mainstay Jeff Isabell. But unlike eight other races ---with six resulting in trips to victory lane--- A.J. Slideways was unable to lead a lap as Isabell stormed out of the starting gate to lead the opening circuit. Runner-up Johnson was followed by Decker, yet problems began early on for the Gypsum Wholesalers-Quality Hardwoods as the no. 91 Bicknell entry suffered a shredded right-rear tire while Decker ran third. On the ensuing green flag restart, seventh-place starter Sheppard bolted past both Tim Fuller and Johnson with his sights firmly planted on the no. 7J machine of first-time pace-setter Isabell. Decker looped to the infield to require another yellow flag on lap 13 and two more caution periods kept the field in check as heavy track began to develop a steep cushion in the corners. Following Donk’s flat right-rear nearly a quarter of the way through, Sheppard sized up isabell before ducking low as the leaders exited turn four on lap 28. Isabell never flinched, stealing back the point on lap 32 before his front-end collapsed on the following circuit to give Sheppard back a lead that would never again relinquish.
A second red flag situation of the night took place with 47 laps in the books when Vince Vitale drifted high coming out of turn four and caught the front stretch wall with enough impact to send his no. 56 mount rolling over and losing the entire left-rear wheel assembly. In the third Modified qualifying heat, 23 year-old Pavilion, NY pilot Shannon Whaley jumped the turn one berm and performed 2-1/2 snap rolls before landing upside down. No injuries were reported in either mishap despite both open-wheel machines sustaining extensive damage and being forced pitside for the night.
Back under green, Sheppard led Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze, who had started 11th and methodically worked his way to the front, New Jersey star Hearn looking for his second tour win of ‘06, recently crowned Canandaigua points champion for a seventh straight time Steve Paine, and Johnson at the midway mark. Sheppard’s Ross Motorsports ride began to show the first signs of sparking just a dozen laps later while Paine charged into second-place and wanted more. Cozze returned the favor and got around Paine on lap 70 and just three more times around Paine retired for good to the backstretch infield with rear-end problems sidelining the yellow no. 7x Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M Roofers/TEO entry.
Second-generation superstar Tim McCreadie, on short leave from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, stopped in turn four to bring out yet another caution period yet as he limped down the front straightaway soonafter in his father Bob’s no. 9 Kinney Drugs mount he was suddenly rammed by Gary Tomkins entering turn one. Tomkins, who had claimed the Advance Auto Parts 100-lapper in August and had worked his way into 14th after starting last, was done for the night with hopes of repeating his recent performance covered in mud.
Canandaigua weekly campaigner Eldon Payne Jr. coasted to a stop in turn three to force out the 10th and final yellow flag and when action returned for the 10-lap dash to the checkers it was all Sheppard. Hearn, Johnson, Ward and Phelps secured front-five positions while the once promising finish for Cozze was reduced to 13th-place due to a power steering problem; one that surfaced on lap 75 with a small fluid leak before spraying Frank over the final dozen circuits to send him reeling backwards.
“I was fortunate to get those cautions at the end, it would’ve been really tough to get through traffic without brakes,” said Sheppard, following his seventh DIRT Modified win of the year to improve his career output to 20 since winning DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Rookie of the Year in 2003. “Mother Nature took its toll on the track tonight, it was rough all night and the car took a real beating out there. This one goes out to the crew, they gave me a car strong enough to make it through until the end. I owe it all to them tonight.”
Despite owning a pair of wins at Canandaigua, second-place finisher Hearn has enjoyed just about every other track on the DIRT NorthEast circuit more than the fabled ‘Land of Legends’ half-miler. “I used to dread coming here but the track’s been better lately and I’m getting used to it and liking it better now,” divulged Hearn, who copped the first-ever 200-lapper at Canandaigua in 1991 and won the last Finger Lakes Fall Championship in 2004. He finished fifth aboard the potent blue no. 20 Madsen Motorsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO machine in the August SDS race held at the fairgrounds. For me, second is just awesome here, it feels great. We were good on the restarts all night and we couldn’t be happier with the results. I really wouldn’t mind running here weekly if I lived close by, it used be rough out here but the conditions have improved greatly and I don’t mind coming back a couple times every year.”
Although a Fulton Speedway regular since the new millennium arrived, third-place runner Alan Johnson continues to contend at Canandaigua every chance he gets, remaining the track’s all-time win leader with 113 big-block feature wins collected since 1975. “I don’t know why but I thought the track would get a slicker, at least I hoped so,” said Johnson, who faded as far back as sixth in the Rudalavage/Laughing-owned no. 14J NativePoker.Com-Pine Line Auto Sales-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas/Bicknell ride. “The car was real tight in the corners. Early on I waited to let things thin out but I just couldn’t get the car to turn. It was just a real chore making it to the end tonight.”
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #21 – Canandaigua Speedway, September 15, 2006 22nd Original Pizza Logs 100 Finger Lakes Championship Modified Event Summary

FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 7 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY ($6,000)
2 9 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
3 1 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
4 19 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
5 15 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
6 5 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
7 17 62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
8 29 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
9 18 99 Charlie Donk/Macedon,NY
10 4 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
11 13 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
12 12 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
13 11 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
14 6 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
15 21 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
16 27 28p Eldon Payne Jr./Hopewell,NY
17 *16 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
18 10 9 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY
19 8 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
20 14 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
21 30 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
22 26 83 Tim Sears/Central Square,NY
23 2 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
24 24 21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
25 3 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
26 25 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
27 23 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
28 28 t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
29 20 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
30 22 22g Mitch Gibbs/North Norwich,NY
*Started last in back-up #1 car.

LAP LEADERS: Je.Isabell (1-27), Sheppard (28-31), Je.Isabell (32), Sheppard (33-100).
CAUTIONS: 10 for 22 laps; 1 RED FLAG (lap 47).
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Charlie Donk.

DID NOT QUALIFY(10)
3b-Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
7-D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
17m-Skip Moore/Jackson Center,PA
21k-Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
44w-Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
48too-Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
50-Don Slover/Bath,NY
79-John Pfeffer/Hilton,NY
91h-Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
99b-Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
*1 17.385 103.538 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
*NEW TRACK RECORD *$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 17.501 102.851 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
3 17.607 102.232 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
4 17.695 101.724 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
5 17.705 101.666 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
6 17.713 101.620 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
7 17.777 101.254 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
8 17.802 101.112 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
9 17.880 100.671 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
10 17.883 100.654 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
11 17.892 100.604 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
12 17.913 100.486 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
17.913 100.486 84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
14 17.915 100.474 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
15 17.929 100.396 9 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY
16 17.961 100.217 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
17 18.135 99.256 62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
18 18.164 99.097 99 Charlie Donk/Macedon,NY
19 18.168 99.075 22g Mitch Gibbs/North Norwich,NY
20 18.175 99.037 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
21 18.198 98.912 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
22 18.204 98.879 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
23 18.214 98.825 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
24 18.215 98.820 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
25 18.220 98.793 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
26 18.291 98.409 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
27 18.298 98.371 44w Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
28 18.328 98.210 21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
29 18.347 98.109 91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
30 18.384 97.911 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
31 18.405 97.800 83 Tim Sears/Central Square,NY
32 18.456 97.529 7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
33 18.540 97.087 28p Eldon Payne Jr./Hopewell,NY
34 18.675 96.386 17m Skip Moore/Jackson Center,PA
35 18.787 95.811 79 John Pfeffer/Hilton,NY
36 18.899 95.243 t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
37 19.004 94.717 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
38 19.044 94.518 21k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
39 19.273 93.395 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
40 22.104 81.433 50 Don Slover/Bath,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to feature, top-3 went to re-draw)
#1: Decker, Cozze, Sheppard, R.Phelps, Burley, Beardsley, Vitale, Payne, Homan, Jo.Isabell.
#2: A.Johnson, Planck, Paine, To.Sears, Donk, Brachmann, Bates, Rauscher, Ra.Chrysler, Moore.
#3: Je.Isabell, Fuller, McCreadie, J.Phelps, Ward, Gibbs, Ti.Sears, Pfeffer, Whaley, Bower (DNS).
#4: Coffey, Haers, Hearn, Tomkins, Stafford, Podsiadlo, Ro.Chrysler, D.Johnson, Forbes, Slover.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Beardsley, Jo.Isabell, Bates, Payne, Vitale, Homan, Ra.Chrysler, Moore, Brachmann, Rauscher.
#2: Gibbs, Podsiadlo, Ti.Sears, Ro.Chrysler, Forbes, Pfeffer, Slover, D.Johnson, Whaley (DNS), Bower (DNS).
Provisionals: D.Johnson, Vitale.

Overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship Point Standings
(through Canandaigua – September 15, 2006)
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 2,103 Fulton 300 6 16 17 21
2 19 Tim Fuller 1,968 Fulton 300 3 14 17 21
3 91 Billy Decker 1,960 Brewerton 284 3 15 17 21
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,790 Orange County 300 2 10 14 21
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,757 Canandaigua 300 1 10 15 21
6 42p Pat Ward 1,682 Cayuga County 278 0 4 14 21
7 44s Matt Sheppard 1,672 Cayuga County 292 1 4 12 21
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,628 Fulton 272 1 6 15 21
9 27J Danny Johnson 1,618 Cayuga County 272 1 2 12 21
10 7x Steve Paine 1,520 Canandaigua 296 0 2 9 21
11 77x Dale Planck 1,497 Cayuga County 260 1 2 11 20
12 44c Frank Cozze 1,286 Rolling Wheels 103 0 3 7 21
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 1,057 Fulton 238 0 1 2 17
14 3 Justin Haers 956 Can Am 264 0 1 3 13
15 32c Vic Coffey 950 Canandaigua 284 0 2 6 12
16 60 Kenny Stafford[R]804 Can Am 244 0 0 0 11
17 Z Butch Tittle 719 Canandaigua 206 0 0 0 12
18 11 Kyle Jacobs [R] 675 Can Am 230 0 1 1 9
19 99 Ryan Phelps 664 Cayuga County 240 0 0 2 9
20 62 Todd Burley 660 Canandaigua 276 0 0 3 6

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – September 15 (40)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY Original Pizza Logs/Bicknell/JanCen
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/TEO/Morrison
7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/Bicknell/Morrison
7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports/TEO/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M Roofers/TEO/Finger Lakes
8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY JIR Motorsports-Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal,Inc./TEO/Morrison
9 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY Kinney Drugs-Syracuse Frame Service-F.X. Caprara Car Co./Bicknell/Enders
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-Pine Line Auto Sales-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas/Bicknell/Morrison
17m Skip Moore/Jackson Center,PA Dave Millard Trucking-Grossman's Garage-Moore's Auto Body/Bicknell/CJ Rombold
18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY Town Mechanical,Inc-American Aluminum(Fla)/Troyer/Moshier
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO/Enders
21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY Penn Yan Mini Storage-Dailey Plumbing, Heating & Electric/TEO/Finger Lakes
21k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY Randy's Smoke Shop-Arrow's Express-Seneca Brand/Bicknell/Pogo
t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY Iroquois Water-Randy's Smoke Shop-Joey's Sneaks/Bicknell/Campbell
22g Mitch Gibbs/North Norwich,NY Cossitt Concrete-Kenyon Press-Kenyon Racing/Bicknell/Enders
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
28p Eldon Payne Jr./Hopewell,NY Original Pizza Logs-Proctor Roofing-Payne's Tiltbed Service/TEO/Mastin
32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell/C.C. Performance
42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA Blaise & Son Racing-The Ulster 4-Locklin's Bottled Gas/Bicknell/Bedell & Murray
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto Parts-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/FingerLakes
44w Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY Davis Trailer World-D&M Precision/Bicknell/Mastin
48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY Magee Transportation Services-Monadnock Disposal Service/Bicknell/Morrison
50 Don Slover/Bath,NY Keenan Group Realtors (Mike Keenan)-Advance Auto (Bath)/Bicknell/Slover
56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY Vitale Father & Son Racing/Troyer/Morrison
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY Mullen Industrial Handling Corp.-Trackman Replacement Rubber/Bicknell/JanCen
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
79 John Pfeffer/Hilton,NY Pfeffer Racing/Troyer/Pfeffer
83 Tim Sears/Central Square,NY Total Site Development-G&I Homes-Commercial Roofing/Bicknell/Bleskoski
84 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Red Parker & Son Excavating/Bicknell/Mastin
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY DigTrack.com-Bytronics,Inc.-Transitions Landscape & Design/Bicknell/Campbell
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders
99 Charlie Donk/Macedon,NY Original Pizza Logs-Turner Automotive-Ron Donk Excavating/TEO/Mastin
99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY Beyea Custom Headers-Ingles Performance Ski-Doo/Bicknell/Finger Lakes

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
DIRT Series Debuts: Only Pennsylvania traveler Skip Moore and Canandaigua regular Don Slover were new to the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series roster after Friday’s final event of the season and neither qualified. Ironically, the initial tour stop for Moore came after a five-hour haul from his Jackson Center, Pa. home, despite living closer to Lernerville Speedway. “We missed Lernerville’s show because we broke a motor right before,” said Moore, a top-15 runner at both Lernerville (Fri.) and Tri-City (Sun.) speedways as well as the BRP Modified Tour comprised of Western PA/OH all-stars. “We’re here just to check out our motor, see how it runs and start planning for next season. There’s really not much left on the schedule for us in ’06, maybe Sharon next week and Hagerstown (Md.) in October. We only have about 20 races on this car and next year we’re getting another car plus an additional motor. Coming here (Canandaigua) is just to get some track time before we get to work over the winter months.”
Bicknells Bountiful: Including Moore’s own no. 17M machine, 60% of Canandaigua’s field was composed of Bicknell chassis with teammates Pat Ward and Billy Decker, Alan Johnson, Tim McCreadie and Gary Tomkins all sporting ’07 BRP copies on Friday. Tomkins’ newest ride provided by car owner Doug Dulen from Honeoye (NY) Auto Parts was numbered 84, the same as those that Gary drove throughout much of his open-wheel career before teaming with the Beachy Motorsports no. 1 Pillsbury Team. “The number change was strictly the owner’s call,” smiled Tomkins. “From where I sit it doesn’t look any different no matter what’s on the side.”
Finger Lakes Fall Championship" DIRT Modified Winners (1978-2006)

YEAR LAPS FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
2006 100 Matt Sheppard – Brett Hearn – Alan Johnson – Pat Ward – Jimmy Phelps
2004 100 Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Billy Decker - Steve Paine - Pat Ward
2003 100 Steve Paine - Gary Tomkins - Tim McCreadie - Tim Fuller - Chuck Bower
2002 100 Alan Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Chuck Bower - Bobby Varin - Chuck Hebing
1995 100 Alan Johnson - A.J. Romano - Gary Tomkins - Pat Ward - Ted Bauer
1994 100 Bob McCreadie - Joe Plazek - John Moravec - Pat Ward - Steve Schultz
1993 200 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Joe Plazek - Steve Paine - Kenny Tremont
1992 200 Alan Johnson - Jeff Heotzler - Danny Johnson - Kenny Tremont - Jack Johnson
1991 200 Brett Hearn - Bob McCreadie - Kevin Collins - Alan Johnson - Doug Hoffman
1990 100 Bob McCreadie - Joe Plazek - Kenny Tremont - Robbie Green - Greg Gleisner
1989 100 Danny Johnson - Doug Hoffman - Alan Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Kenny Brightbill
1988 100 Alan Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Mark Elsie - Curt VanPelt - Pat Ward
1987 100 Jack Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Alan Johnson - Jimmy Horton - Lin Hough
1986 100 Danny Johnson - Alan Johnson - Charlie Rudolph - Jack Johnson - Kenny Tremont
1985 100 Steve Paine - Bob McCreadie - Charlie Rudolph - Jack Johnson - Kenny Tremont
1984 100 Alan Johnson - Jack Johnson - Charlie Rudolph - Brett Hearn - Dave Lape
1983 100 Don McGinnis - Bob McCreadie - Merv Treichler - Charlie Castle - Kenny Tremont
1982 100 Alan Johnson - Dave Lape - Will Cagle - Bob McCreadie - Jeff Kappesser
1981 100 Will Cagle - Merv Treichler - Alan Johnson - Davey Moore - Danny Johnson
1980 100 Mike McLaughlin - Will Cagle - Jack Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Dave Lape
1979 100 Will Cagle - Davey Moore - Jack Johnson - Mike McLaughlin - Dave Lape
1978 100 Will Cagle - Davey Moore - John Podolak - Jerry Knox - Joe Cunningham

First Friday Format: A Saturday night staple on the DIRT NorthEast circuit since running its first full season as a track member in 1978, Canandaigua Speedway hosted a rare Friday night show to close out the 2006 short-track campaign. “With every weekend booked solid this year, we had a simple choice to make ….. hold the event on Friday or run nothing at all,” commented Canandaigua GM Jeff Farney prior to the event. “There’s so much tradition around here the fans and drivers deserve a big event to bring the curtain down. We’ll try to find another open Saturday next season, but if not we’ll do what we can to keep everybody coming back.” Matt Sheppard and Todd Henderson will be among the first ones in line no matter when the date falls.
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire Canandaigua show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Next Events: The National 200 headliner during World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 23 closes out the month of point chasing on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. *NOTE the change in starting time from 1 o’clock to 5 p.m. that same afternoon. The Victoria 200 at Fulton Speedway on Sept. 30 is a non-point race that offers a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/ECKERD QUAL. (LOCATION)
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway B.DECKER/PAT WARD
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway A.JOHNSON/PAT O’BRIEN
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond B.HEARN/GARY TOMKINS
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway B.DECKER/JEFF HEOTZLER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway A.JOHNSON/JIMMY PHELPS
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway T.FULLER/STEVE PAINE
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway A.JOHNSON/PETE BICKNELL
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway G.TOMKINS/JEFF BROWNELL JR.
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway T.FULLER/FRANK COZZE
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway J.PHELPS/TODD BURLEY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway A.JOHNSON/MATT SHEPPARD
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway A.JOHNSON/JUSTIN HAERS
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway J.R. HEFFNER
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway M.SHEPPARD/CHARLIE DONK
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


19 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues
Weedsport, NY – September 15, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

Garden State superstar Jimmy Horton rallied from a one-lap deficit 19 years ago to garner to his first-ever Syracuse victory in the Miller American 300 that was extended to188-laps in 1987. Qualifying for a lucky 13th Super DIRT Week at a track he once called his “black cat,” the Folsom, N.J. standout unlapped himself on the 84th circuit and inherited the point when leader Alan Johnson suffered a broken rear suspension with just 20 laps to go, eventually outlasting runner-up Charlie Rudolph --- the only other driver to complete the advertised distance.


SDW Golf Carts Supplied By Mid-State, Private Vehicles Require Permits
Weedsport, NY – September 15, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

Golf carts will once again be made available at the New York State Fairgrounds for use during Super DIRT Week XXXV through a working agreement reached between Mid-State Golf Car and DIRT MotorSports. Hours of golf cart operation will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m with daily drop-off 5:30-6:00pm. These times will be strictly enforced throughout the week. Any golf cart running after 6 o'clock will be confiscated immediately and can not be picked up at the compound until 6 p.m. on Sunday, the final day of scheduled trackside activity.
The policy in effect at the State Fairgrounds for the Oct. 4-8 event still requires purchase of a $25 golf cart permit for the week; all drivers must be 21 years or older and possess a valid driver's license. Permits will be available only in the Mid-State Golf Car reserve located outside the track’s turn four tunnel entrance, with all golf cart parking at the compound adjacent to the Press House/Security Building.
"We know the importance of this economical means of transportation as over 700 golf cart permits are requested every year," said Jim Piccaro, Chief of DIRT Security at the NYS Fairgrounds during Super DIRT Week. "We'll continue to allow golf carts yet their usage will once again be permitted only during the daylight hours. The heavy use of equipment and insurance mandates by the State Fairboard always keep us seeking better means of golf cart control. Hopefully, by keeping these set hours of daily operation, State Fair officials will continue to allow golf carts on the premises and make Super DIRT Week another safe event."
For those individuals not owning their own golf cart, Mid-State Golf Car will rent vehicles for a daily fee of $50 (2-passenger) or $75 (4-passenger). Renters are responsible for all damage done to their cart including engine and/or governor tampering and sticking decals on the vehicle. For further information or to make advance reservations, please contact Judy Watson at Mid-State Golf Car (1-877-592-4653) during week days.


Eddie Carrier Jr. On Verge of Clinching $25,000 World of Outlaws Late Model
Rookie of the Year Award

NORMAN, OK - Sept. 14, 2006 - Eddie Carrier Jr. began the 2006 racing season
with no grand designs on chasing the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Rookie of the Year award.

But with the tour's Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor
Speedway looming on Sept. 22-23, the Salt Rock, W.Va., driver finds himself
on the verge of securing the rookie honor that will pay him to the sweet
tune of $25,000.

Carrier, who at 35 is a 10-year veteran of dirt Late Model racing but
qualifies for rookie consideration under WoO LMS rules, holds a commanding
points lead over fellow rookie contenders Eric Jacobsen of Santa Cruz,
Calif., and Garrett Durrett of Simsboro, La. He needs only to leave PPMS
with an edge of over 150 points on both drivers to mathematically clinch the
award prior to the season finale on Oct. 13-14 at Volusia Speedway Park in
Barberville, Fla.

"It'll mean a lot to win it," declared Carrier, who leads Jacobsen by 144
and Durrett by 173 points. "We started off the year not sure what (national)
series we were gonna run, but we enjoyed racing with the Outlaws in Florida
(in February) so we decided to go on the road with them.

"When I found out I'd be eligible for the rookie deal, that was just
something more to look forward to."

Carrier actually didn't even enter the tour's season opener, on Feb. 4 at
Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga., but his week spent interacting with
DIRT MotorSports' WoO LMS personnel at Volusia Speedway Park prompted him to
join the traveling brigade anyway.

"Every race wasn't a World of Outlaws race, but it was the same officials
all week," Carrier said of the WoO/UMP Winternationals at the half-mile oval
outside Daytona Beach, Fla. "I was impressed with how they treated us. I was
an outsider, but they didn't treat me like an outsider.

"So when we got back home, me, Dad (chief mechanic Eddie Sr.) and the boss
(team owner Carl Grover) got together and talked about it. We liked what we
saw from the Outlaws, so we decided to do the deal."

The WoO LMS was a big challenge for Carrier, who has over 175 career wins
combined in Late Model and UMP-type Modified competition since launching his
driving career in 1990 but doesn't have a huge amount of experience as a
touring racer. He spent the 2002 season following the Battle of the
Bluegrass Series (he won the championship) and in 2004 raced with the Xtreme
DirtCar Series, but the majority of his success has come at the West
Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky tracks near his home.

Carrier had relatively modest goals for his first WoO LMS campaign.

"Our goal was to win the Rookie of the Year and get a top 10 in points,"
said Carrier, who is currently ranked 11th in the overall standings. "We're
not gonna get the top 10, but we can finish 11th, and that's not bad
considering we missed a race.

"I know there's a couple guys behind me who kinda did this deal a little bit
last year (12th-place John Blankenship was a WoO LMS regular and 13th-place
Jacobsen ran part of the season but didn't lose his rookie eligibility), so
I feel good about that."

Carrier has had a respectable season, qualifying for all but one of the 27
events he's entered. He has two top-five finishes (fifths at Western
Kentucky Speedway on June 16 and Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pa., on
Sept. 4) and four top-10 finishes, plus one heat-race win and three B-Main
victories.

But the son of a longtime dirt Late Model driver believes he should have
steered his Engines Inc./Railway Equipment Inc. Rocket No. 28 to more strong
finishes.

"I've learned a lot," said Carrier, "but I ain't happy with my performance.
Everybody says, 'Well, look who you're running against,' but I feel like our
equipement is just as good as theirs and we should have done better.

"I think of lot it is that we probably missed on tires (compound selections)
a little bit, but that's something you gotta learn to do."

Carrier improved his tire-selection acumen as the season progressed. He
discovered that picking the right rubber isn't total guesswork because he's
become friendly with the tour's talented stars, who don't treat their tire
choices as top-secret information.

"Once you get to running with these guys, they'll tell you what you need for
tires," he said. "The thing is that sometimes after they tell me, me and Dad
will say, 'Well, let's try something different and see if we can hit on
something.' We found out, though, that most of the time these guys are
pretty close on the tires, so we should've listened to 'em."

Carrier, an imposing 6-foot, 4-inch racer who is accompanied to many of the
tour's events by his wife Jamie, has been welcomed with open arms by the WoO
LMS regulars.

"I travel a lot with (Steve) Francis and kinda hang around with (Shane)
Clanton and (Rick) Eckert," he said. "We talk about chassis stuff all time,
and that's helped me a ton. I'm on some setup stuff now that I never used to
run, and it's made me better when the track slicks off."

Racing with the accomplished drivers on the tour has also made Carrier a
more confident competitor.

"Going out and running this deal has helped us with the big races," said
Carrier, who away from WoO LMS action this season has two unsanctioned
feature wins at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park. "A lot of guys won't tell
you this, but you get intimidated when you go to races like (the
UMP-sanctioned World 100 at Ohio's Eldora Speedway) if you ain't been
running against these (superstar) guys.

"After being on the road with them, now when you roll in there, you're like,
'I've been running against these guys every weekend. This isn't anything
different.'"

The experience he's gained this year - not to mention the lucrative Rookie
of the Year award he's ready to claim - has Carrier already thinking about
the 2007 WoO LMS season.

"We'll sit down and talk about next year," said Carrier, "but we feel if we
don't come out and do this deal again, this year was just wasted. Everything
we learned would go to waste. That's just the way I feel."


20 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues
Weedsport, NY – September 14, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s perennial favorite ‘Barefoot’ Bob McCreadie avenged a late-race pit stop made the previous year to post a convincing victory in the headline Miller American 200 staged 20 years ago. McCreadie learned from experience in the 1986 edition, being among the first to visit pit lane aboard his famous no. 9 U.S. Linen Systems-Syracuse Frame Service/Kneisel mount, then grabbing the lead for good on lap 52 en route to one of the most relieving of his 300+ DIRT big-block triumphs over pole-sitter Billy Pauch.


A.J. Slideways’ & ‘The Wild Child’ Top Early Mr. DIRT Point Standings
Weedsport, NY – September 14, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

With the first full weekend of activity for 2006 Mr. DIRT title contenders in the record books, top point chasers from around the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast circuit are gearing up for another oval track assault with five Championship Series events being contested in the Advance Auto Parts Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes. J.R. Heffner (Lebanon Valley) won the Modified lid-lifter in New York’s Capital District, Andy Bachetti (L-V) and Alan Johnson (Can-Am) split 358 victories across the Empire State, Don Spatorico (Ransomville), Rob Pratt (Genesee) and Russ Hefti (Humberstone) occupied the Sportsman winner’s circle in the Niagara Frontier, while Pete Stefanski (Genesee) claimed the lone Pro Stock feature race out west.
Points earned in the season-long Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series continue to account for the bulk of the points issued to determine the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Modified Champion. Following the same format used in 2005, only the best five feature finishes from a big-block driver's hometrack were figured into the overall 2006 total after Labor Day.
In the 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes, track bonus points were issued to the top-25 drivers at every DIRT affiliate, with each speedway champion earning 1000 pts. and 25th-place finishers collecting 900. Alan Johnson (Mod), Andy Bachetti (358), Russ Hefti (Spt) and Pete Stefanski are the current overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT point leaders in their respective divisions through Sept. 10, with open-wheel doubleheaders up next at Canandaigua (Fr.) and Brockville Ontario (Sat.) speedways while Ransomille Speedway hosts the only full-fender event on Saturday.
The DIRT MotorSports™ Advance Auto Parts Modified Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by
several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., DealMaker Auto Group and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DART Machinery, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.

2006 HOOSIER-SUNOCO MR. DIRT MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
*R=Rookie
Rank No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 14J Alan Johnson 2,008 Fulton 300
2 91 Billy Decker 1,915 Brewerton 284
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,889 Fulton 300
4 1 Gary Tomkins 1,709 Canandaigua 300
5 20 Brett Hearn 1,694 Orange County 300
6 42P Pat Ward 1,597 Cayuga County 278
7 44S Matt Sheppard 1,571 Cayuga County 292
8 27J Danny Johnson 1,550 Cayuga County 272
9 98H Jimmy Phelps 1,548 Fulton 272
10 7X Steve Paine 1,474 Canandaigua 296
11 77X Dale Planck 1,440 Cayuga County 260
12 44C Frank Cozze 1,227 Rolling Wheels 103
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 1,013 Fulton 238
14 3 Justin Haers 895 Can Am 264
15 32C Vic Coffey 883 Canandaigua 284
16 10 Stewart Friesen 767 Can Am 248
17 60 Kenny Stafford [R] 764 Can Am 244
18 Z Butch Tittle 719 Canandaigua 206
19 11 Kyle Jacobs [R] 675 Can Am 230
20 6J Joe Isabell [R] 614 Brewerton 214
21 99 Ryan Phelps 604 Cayuga County 240
22 42B Kevin Bates [R] 602 Fulton 240
23 62 Todd Burley 588 Canandaigua 276
24 99B Chuck Bower 581 Canandaigua 248
25 3b Chad Brachmann 565 Canandaigua 232

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Modified Schedule
*NP=Non-point event
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK - LOCATION
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway - Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY

2006 HOOSIER-SUNOCO MR. DIRT 358-MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Rank No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 4 Andy Bachetti 1,152 Lebanon Valley 1000
2 6 Pat O'Brien 1,133 Thunder Alley 1000
3 151 Brian McDonald 1,127 Brockville 980
4 66X Carey Terrance 1,105 Frogtown 980
4 Brett Hearn 1,105 Orange County 1000
6 16 Lance Willix II 1,088 Thunder Alley 980
7 17D Danny O’Brien 1,080 Brockville 1000
8 66 Kyle Dingwall 1,072 Cornwall 1000
9 5 J.R. Heffner 1,070 Lebanon Valley 980
10 81 Jeff Sykes 1,060 Frogtown 1000
11 77 Jimmy Johnson 1,028 Orange County 960
12 2 Todd Stewart 1,026 Brockville 950
13 01 Mike Adderley 1,018 Thunder Alley 960
14 007 Roy Tarbell 1,012 Cornwall 914
15 115 Kenny Tremont Jr. 1,010 Lebanon Valley 930
32Q Matt Quinn 1,010 Lebanon Valley 970
17 80 Jeff Marshall 1,006 Frogtown 960
62 Todd Burley 1,000 Ransomville 1000
23 Larry Lampman Jr. 1,000 Merrittville 1000
45J Wayne Jelley 1,000 Lebanon Valley 928
73 Alain Boisvert 1,000 Granby 1000
23 Laurent Ladouceur 1,000 Edelweiss 1000
1 David Hebert 1,000 Drummond 1000
24 22 Éric Gauvreau 998 Edelweiss 950
25 10 Randy Sherlock 990 Orange County 950

Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK - LOCATION
Sat-Sep 16 75 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Fri-Sep 22 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 4 75 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 5 100 Brewerton Speedway - Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 6 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 150 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 150 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY

2006 HOOSIER-SUNOCO MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
*R=Rookie
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 0 Russ Hefti 1,366 Cayuga County 1000
2 19H Chris Higgins 1,315 Can Am 1000
3 12 Brian Sage 1,272 Genesee 1000
4 87 Shawn Donath 1,266 Fulton 1000
5 P38 Rob Pratt 1,257 Ohsweken 1000
6 8C Wayne Conn Jr. 1,248 Merrittville 1000
7 111 Kevin Wills 1,219 Ransomville 980
8 0 Jipp Ortiz [R] 1,218 Ransomville 970
9 71M Mark Potter 1,196 Ransomville 924
10 24 Brandon Sweet [R] 1,182 Thunder Alley 960
11 56 Steve Schumacher 1,179 Genesee 970
12 O8 Mark D'llerio [R] 1,178 Merrittville 946
13 8 Rob Bellinger 1,162 Can Am 970
14 18H Todd Henderson 1,158 Canandaigua 1000
15 01 Chris Raabe 1,156 Brockville 1000
16 29J Chris Hile 1,155 Fulton 916
17 19 Joe Williams Jr. 1,150 Cayuga County 980
18 5 Don Spatorico 1,100 Ransomville 960
19 54J Dave Just 1,084 Ransomville 946
20 43J Jack Meeks 1,076 Thunder Alley 1000
21 20 Jeff McGinnis 1,072 Ransomville 1000
22 108 Bill Bleich 1,056 Humberstone 980
23 10 Tim Currier [R] 1,048 Cayuga County 946
24 5 Dave Dykstra 1,045 Humberstone 1000
25 58 Scott Schrader 1,041 Canandaigua 946

Mr. DIRT Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK - LOCATION
Fri-Sep 15 30 Canandaigua Speedway - Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 16 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 6 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 30 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 75 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY

2006 HOOSIER-SUNOCO MR. DIRT PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 2 Pete Stefanski 1,100 Ransomville 1000
2 12 Clayton Benedict 1,095 Edelweiss/Cornwall 1000
3 6M Mike Williams 1,065 Genesee 1000
4 99S Steve Miller 1,060 Ransomville 970
92 Joey Ladouceur 1,060 Cornwall 980
6 18 Louis Jackson 1,055 Cornwall 970
7 11S Steve Lewis 1,036 Ransomville 960
64 Bob Buono 1,036 Fulton 980
9 88 Allen Peters 1,024 Frogtown 970
10 6 Butch Zimmerman 1,020 Genesee 960
05 Brian Kotarski 1,020 Genesee 980
12 12G Eric Greenlief 1,010 Genesee 970
3 Bill Pascual 1,010 Orange County 1000
73 P.J. Peters 1,010 Frogtown 1000
15 48 Dion Oakes 1,008 Frogtown 960
16 28 Don Barnes 1,006 Ransomville 938
17 9J Dave Williams 1,002 Ransomville 930
18 98T Jack Terrell 1,000 Fulton 950
99 Billy Clark,Jr. 1,000 Fulton 1000
20 0 John Zimmerman 992 Genesee 934
99 Mike Martin 992 Genesee 946
22 u02 Ricky Thompson 990 Frogtown 950
23 3J John Gagner 988 Genesee 926
24 4 Rock Aubin 981 Cornwall 938
25 47 Dave Bissonnette 980 Frogtown 980
8 Sean Corr 980 Orange County 980
6 Stéphane Lebrun 980 Edelweiss 980

Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Championship Series Schedule
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION
Sat-Sep 16 100 Ransomville Speedway - Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 25 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY


ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES: ADVANCE NOTICES
Weedsport, NY — September 13, 2006 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director

WHAT
The second stop in the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway is the season-ending Finger Lakes Championship for big-block Modifieds. The 17th Original Pizza Logs 100 headlines the ‘Land of Legends’ card on September 15 with the 100-lap main event offering $6,000-to-win and valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship. Also on the line is a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse coming up in just one more month.

WHERE
Canandaigua Speedway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway.

WHEN
Pit Gates unlock on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 5 o’clock. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 6 p.m. with big-block Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials to follow at 6:30 p.m. and the first qualifying heat staged at 7 o’clock.

TICKETS
Adult general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free. The Pit Pass fee is $25 for DIRT members and $30 for non-members. For more information, please contact the track office at 315/730-4345 or 585/394-0961 on raceday. General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate on race day.

WEB SITES
DIRT MotorSports™ is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com
Canandaigua is at http://www.canandaiguaspeedway.com.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Canandaigua is a fast half-mile clay oval. Billy Decker established the single lap record in the Advance Auto Parts SDS event run last summer when he circled the track in 17.540 seconds (102.623 mph) on Aug. 11, 2005. Steve Paine was recently crowned big-block Modified track points champion for an unprecedented seventh consecutive season, tying the all-time mark set by Brett Hearn at Orange County Fair Speedway (1989-95). Alan Johnson remains Canandaigua's all-time win leader with 113 DIRT big-block Modified feature victories scored since 1975. Three members on DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s current list of contracted drivers ---Gary Tomkins, Matt Sheppard and Paine--- called Canandaigua home on Saturdays throughout the season, retaining its reputation as one of the most competitive tracks on the entire DIRT circuit. Tomkins (8), Paine (4), Vic Coffey (3), Charlie Donk and Sheppard are the lone big-block feature winners in 2006.

CANANDAIGUA SPEEDWAY - Ontario County Fairgrounds
All-Time Modified Feature Winners (1953-9/13/06)
720 Events / 85 Drivers (2006 winners in bold / @ = Contracted Driver)
TOT. DRIVER TOT. DRIVER TOT. DRIVER
113 Alan Johnson@ 3 John Moravec 1 Russ Kincaid
99 Bob McCreadie 3 Bobby Varin 1 Mike Granton
74 Steve Paine@ 2 Lee Bliss 1 Real Ladoux
65 Danny Johnson@ 2 Jim Luke 1 John McArdell
53 Will Cagle 2 Tom Kotary 1 Doug Mattison
37 Gary Tomkins@ 2 Jerry Cook 1 Jim Winks
21 Joe Plazek 2 Terry Edwards 1 Fran Bohne
17 Charlie Rudolph 2 Dave Kneisel 1 Tommy Hager
16 Vic Coffey 2 Davey Moore 1 Frank Cozze@
14 Tim McCreadie 2 Lou Lazzaro 1 Phil Mott
13 Billy Rafter 2 Jeff Kappesser 1 Pep Pepicelli
13 Kenny Meahl 2 Don McGinnis 1 Johnny Podolak
13 Billy Decker@ 2 Chuck Akulis 1 Johnny Birosh
12 Dutch Hoag 2 Doug Hoffman 1 Steve Glover
10 Ed Ortiz 2 A.J. Romano 1 Lin Hough
9 Mike McLaughlin 2 Darryl Ruggles 1 Curt VanPelt
9 Merv Treichler 2 Brett Hearn@ 1 Mark Osterhoudt
7 Chuck Ciprich 2 Stewart Friesen 1 Brian Stevens
6 Pat Ward @ 2 Chad Brachmann 1 Steve Schultz
6 Charlie Donk 2 Matt Sheppard@ 1 Mitch Gibbs
5 Gary Iulg 1 Ken Fisher 1 Kenny Tremont
5 Chuck Hebing 1 George Egbert 1 Ted Bauer
4 Cam Gagliardi 1 Fran Jischke 1 Gil Tegg Jr.
4 George Ely 1 Paul Korman 1 Scott Schrader
4 Darrell Welty 1 Pete Corey 1 Ray Bliss
4 Jack Johnson 1 Bobby Hudson 1 Chuck Bower
3 Elmer Musclow 1 Chuck Mahoney 1 Tim Fuller@
3 Bucky Bucholtz(R.Lux) 1 Billy Wimble 1 Ron Smoker
3 Dave Lape

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Counting the most recent century grand captured by Gary Tomkins in August, Canandaigua Speedway has staged 36 events in the modern-day Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. Including Rolling Wheels Raceway and the New York State Fairgrounds, only five of the 43 host tracks have run more SDS races since the tour started in 1980. The Finger Lakes Fall Championship originated in 1978, the second year of membership for Canandaigua in the fledgling DIRT of Central New York organization that also include Weedsport Speedway, Rolling Wheels and the NYS Fairgrounds. Since the inaugural 100-lap Modified main event won that year by feared Floridan Will Cagle, 20 more F-L title races have been staged with three extended to 200 laps as part of the overall Mr. DIRT Championship trail. Alan Johnson tops the all-star list of nine winners with six first-place “Fall” finishes.

"Finger Lakes Fall Championship" DIRT Modified Winners (1978-2004)
YEAR LAPS FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
2004 100 Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Billy Decker - Steve Paine - Pat Ward
2003 100 Steve Paine - Gary Tomkins - Tim McCreadie - Tim Fuller - Chuck Bower
2002 100 Alan Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Chuck Bower - Bobby Varin - Chuck Hebing
1995 100 Alan Johnson - A.J. Romano - Gary Tomkins - Pat Ward - Ted Bauer
1994 100 Bob McCreadie - Joe Plazek - John Moravec - Pat Ward - Steve Schultz
1993 200 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Joe Plazek - Steve Paine - Kenny Tremont
1992 200 Alan Johnson - Jeff Heotzler - Danny Johnson - Kenny Tremont - Jack Johnson
1991 200 Brett Hearn - Bob McCreadie - Kevin Collins - Alan Johnson - Doug Hoffman
1990 100 Bob McCreadie - Joe Plazek - Kenny Tremont - Robbie Green - Greg Gleisner
1989 100 Danny Johnson - Doug Hoffman - Alan Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Kenny Brightbill
1988 100 Alan Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Mark Elsie - Curt VanPelt - Pat Ward
1987 100 Jack Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Alan Johnson - Jimmy Horton - Lin Hough
1986 100 Danny Johnson - Alan Johnson - Charlie Rudolph - Jack Johnson - Kenny Tremont
1985 100 Steve Paine - Bob McCreadie - Charlie Rudolph - Jack Johnson - Kenny Tremont
1984 100 Alan Johnson - Jack Johnson - Charlie Rudolph - Brett Hearn - Dave Lape
1983 100 Don McGinnis - Bob McCreadie - Merv Treichler - Charlie Castle - Kenny Tremont
1982 100 Alan Johnson - Dave Lape - Will Cagle - Bob McCreadie - Jeff Kappesser
1981 100 Will Cagle - Merv Treichler - Alan Johnson - Davey Moore - Danny Johnson
1980 100 Mike McLaughlin - Will Cagle - Jack Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Dave Lape
1979 100 Will Cagle - Davey Moore - Jack Johnson - Mike McLaughlin - Dave Lape
1978 100 Will Cagle - Davey Moore - John Podolak - Jerry Knox - Joe Cunningham

TRACK HISTORY
Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Canandaigua Speedway stands as one of the most revered ovals on the entire DIRT MotorSports NorthEast circuit. The popular half-miler has been in existence for a half-century, with 2006 marking the 30th season of stock car racing under the DIRT banner. First opening on Memorial Day in 1953, the "Fastlands of the Finger Lakes" gained instant notoriety with current DIRT Hall of Famers Dutch Hoag and Elmer Musclow turning it into a weekend home. Western New York standouts Billy Rafter, Kenny Meahl and Ed Ortiz as well as eastern invaders Pete Corey, Billy Wimble and Lou Lazzaro soon followed in victory lane, further showcasing some of the best sportsman talent in the Northeast. Future national modified champion Jerry Cook captured the 1964 Canandaigua Speedlands' points crown before the track temporarily closed. New management surfaced in 1972 and a second promoter in three years gave way to still more uncertainty. DIRT founder Glenn Donnelly took control of the Ontario County Fairgrounds' speedplant in 1977 and offered instant stablility. He remained there until the end of 2004 when the organization was acquired by Oklahoma-based Boundless Motor Sports Racing, today officially recognized as DIRT MotorSports, Inc. Names like Will Cagle, Merv Treichler, Mike McLaughlin, Alan and Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Steve Paine, Canadian Joe Plazek and Billy Decker soon made the headlines, once and for all establishing the facility as the "Land of Legends" for generations to come. During the past season some of the nation's top short-track stars were found in Canandaigua every Saturday night throughout the summer months. The premier DIRT Modifieds were joined weekly by open-wheel Sportsman and full-fender Street Stock divisions. Traditional headline big-block events, including the upcoming Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown and Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series tour race, were accompanied in 2006 by a wide variety of winged Sprint Car specials.

Overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship Point Standings
(through Lebanon Valley – September 9, 2006)
Rank No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 2,008 Fulton 300 6 15 16 20
2 91 Billy Decker 1,915 Brewerton 284 3 15 17 20
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,889 Fulton 300 3 14 16 20
4 1 Gary Tomkins 1,709 Canandaigua 300 1 10 15 20
5 20 Brett Hearn 1,694 Orange County 300 2 9 13 20
6 42p Pat Ward 1,597 Cayuga County 278 0 3 13 20
7 44s Matt Sheppard 1,571 Cayuga County 292 0 3 11 20
8 27J Danny Johnson 1,550 Cayuga County 272 1 2 11 20
9 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,548 Fulton 272 1 5 14 20
10 7x Steve Paine 1,474 Canandaigua 296 0 2 9 20
11 77x Dale Planck 1,440 Cayuga County 260 1 2 11 19
12 44c Frank Cozze 1,227 Rolling Wheels 103 0 3 7 20
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 1,013 Fulton 238 0 1 2 16
14 3 Justin Haers 895 Can Am 264 0 1 3 12
15 32c Vic Coffey 883 Canandaigua 284 0 2 5 11
16 10 Stewart Friesen 767 Can Am 248 0 0 2 10
17 60 Kenny Stafford [R]764 Can Am 244 0 0 0 10
18 Z Butch Tittle 719 Canandaigua 206 0 0 0 12
19 11 Kyle Jacobs [R] 675 Can Am 230 0 1 1 9
20 6J Joe Isabell [R] 614 Brewerton 214 0 0 0 7

Gater Racing News Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS LAP LEADERS
Mar. 25 Hagerstown 100 95-Hearn, 5-Tremont
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 50-Decker
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 40-Fuller, 10-Coffey
May 28 Cayuga County 100 61-D.Johnson, 24-Coffey, 15-Fuller
Jun 14 Lernerville 100 50-A.Johnson, 36-Fuller, 14-Decker
Jun 15 Susquehanna 100 71-D.Planck, 29-Horton
June 21 Ransomville 100 50-A.Johnson, 50-T.McCreadie
July 4 Brockville 100 75-P.O’Brien, 13-Paine, 12-A.Johnson
July 9 Cornwall 100 83-Planck, 16-Sheppard, 1-K.Jacobs
July 10 Drummond 105 52-Hearn, 47-Tomkins, 6-Planck
July 13 Orange County 100 100-Decker
July 19 Grandview 100 72-A.Johnson, 21-Paine, 7-Strunk
Aug. 5 Eldora 100 100-Fuller
Aug. 7 Merrittville 100 99-A.Johnson, 1-Burley
Aug. 10 Canandaigua 100 17-Fuller, 83-Tomkins
Aug. 16 New Egypt 100 68-Martz, 32-Fuller
Aug. 30 Brewerton 100 56-A.Johnson, 15-Fuller, 12-Ward, 7-Burley, 6-Phelps, 4-Hearn
Sep. 3 Cayuga County 100 55-A.Johnson, 45-Brownell
Sep. 4 Rolling Wheels 101 61-A.Johnson, 40-Haers
Sep. 9 Lebanon Valley 204 104-Heffner, 100-J.Phelps

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
Hagerstown B.Decker, J.Horton, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, S.Friesen, M.Sheppard.
Rolling Wheels G.Tomkins, S.Paine, T.McCreadie, B.Decker, F.Cozze.
Cayuga County S.Paine, J.Phelps, P.Ward, C.Bower
Lernerville A.Johnson, M.Sheppard, S.Friesen, S.Paine.
Susquehanna B.Decker, S.Friesen, R.Johnson, S.Paine.
Ransomville B.Decker, A.Johnson, F.Cozze, M.Sheppard
Brockville D.Planck, P.O’Brien, T.Fuller, P.Ward, D.O’Brien
Cornwall D.Planck, D.Johnson, P.O’Brien, B.McDonald, P.Ward
Drummond B.Hearn, P.Ward, A.Johnson, J.Phelps
Orange County T.Fuller, T.Meier, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, R.Eurich, D.Planck
Grandview J.Horton, B.Pauch, F.Cozze, B.Hearn
Eldora A.Johnson, G.Tomkins, F.Cozze
Merrittville T.Fuller, B.Hearn, B.Decker, A.Johnson
Canandaigua A.Johnson, B.Decker, T.Burley, C.Bower
New Egypt F.Cozze, A.Johnson, S.Martz, T.Fuller
Brewerton T.Fuller, D.Johnson, B.Decker, M.Sheppard
Cayuga County A.Johnson, B.Decker, J.Brownell, Je.Isabell, M.Sheppard.
Rolling Wheels A.Johnson, T.Fuller, M.Sheppard, B.Hearn, J.Haers, B.Decker
Lebanon Valley F.Cozze, J.Heotzler, A.Bachetti, G.Tomkins

Integra Shocks Modified Time Trials
*New track record.
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
Hagerstown 1/2-mile Billy Decker 19.391 sec. 92.827 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Gary Tomkins 20.643 sec. 108.996 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Steve Paine 15.868 sec. 85.077 mph
Lernerville 4/10-mile Alan Johnson *16.180 sec. 88.999 mph
Susquehanna 4/10-mile Billy Decker *18.060 sec. 79.734 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker 16.771 sec. 80.496 mph
Brockville 1/4-mile Pierre Berthiaume 14.475 sec. 62.176 mph
Cornwall 1/4-mile Matt Sheppard *12.882 sec. 69.865 mph
Drummond 4/10-mile Dale Planck 17.278 sec. 83.343 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile Billy Decker 21.697 sec. 103.701 mph
Grandview 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.032 sec. 79.830 mph
Eldora 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 16.358 sec. 110.038 mph
Merrittville 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.909 sec. 75.429 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 18.278 sec. 98.479 mph
New Egypt 1/2-mile Frank Cozze 17.334 sec. 103.842 mph
Brewerton 1/3-mile Tim Fuller *14.350 sec. 83.565 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Alan Johnson *15.647 sec. 86.279 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Alan Johnson *20.029 sec. 112.337 mph

NEWS & NOTES
Mr. DIRT Title On The Line: In 2006 the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Champion will be determined by adding a driver's best five (5) feature race finishes (through Labor Day) from a designated home track to the points earned in Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events. With many drivers accustomed to competing at multiple tracks on a regular basis, only the best finishes at one track are counted. The 31st Mr. DIRT Championship run will be contested at 19 tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio, along with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-seven scheduled tour events will carry valuable points counting directly towards the coveted title, with the champion crowned after eight months of ground-pounding short-track activity.
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The current list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Canandaigua Breeds Mr. DIRT Contenders: Among the select group of drivers able to capture the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship, many were once a Saturday night regular at Canandaigua Speedway. To date, 12 of the 30 Mr. DIRT Modified titles have been claimed by drivers competing at Canandaigua that same season with a half-dozen more secured by former track regulars. Starting with Will Cagle (1978, 1979), the list of open-wheel all-stars calling the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval home includes Alan Johnson (1981, 1983), Charlie Rudolph (1986), Danny Johnson (1989, 1999), Bob McCreadie (1994, 1995), Billy Decker (1998), Steve Paine (2000) and reigning points king Gary Tomkins (2004). Cagle also earned the inaugural Mr. DIRT title in 1976, one year before Canandaigua was officially DIRT-sanctioned. Alan Johnson garnered championships in 2002 and '03 despite competing in the small-block division at Fulton Speedway on Saturdays while younger brother Danny Johnson was named Mr. DIRT in 1992 and '97 after competing those two seasons at Orange County Fair Speedway. Defending Mr. DIRT Tim Fuller was the Fulton points champion last season while calling Canandaigua home from 1998-2001. On nine occasions the Canandaigua points champion ---Cagle (1978-79), Alan Johnson (1983), McCreadie (1994-95), Decker (1998), Danny Johnson (1999), Paine (2000) and Tomkins (2004)--- earned the DIRT MotorSport organization's highest honor bestowed in the NorthEast Modified ranks. At Canandaigua, Alan Johnson finished second in '81 points, Rudolph placed third in '86 and Tomkins ended up third last summer.
Fast Timers Earn Integra Shocks Award: In a joint agreement made between Integra Shocks and DIRT MotorSports NorthEast, Integra Shocks will play an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series during the 2006 race season. The fast driver during Advance Auto Parts SDS qualifying will earn the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' and the driver winning the most Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the season will collect a bonus set of four Integra Shocks ($1,000 value) at the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Banquet in November. The Advance Auto Parts Series has recognized fast time trialers since 1983, with 1999 marking the first year the awards program included every tour event scheduled during the year. All-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 34 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past 20 years.
Drivers will continue to draw for time trial order and the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' winner will collect $100 and 5 bonus points as well as pole-position in the first qualifying heat. A heads-up format based on time trial results will be used to determine the starting order for each qualifying race, with the top three finishers earning additional bonus points as follows: 1st-5 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-1 pt. A driver may earn only a maximum of 5 points in preliminary events even if the fast timer is also a heat race winner.
August Race Review: Gary Tomkins continued his torrid pace in the Thursday night special at Canandaigua Speedway, leading all but the initial 17 laps en route to a convincing win in the ‘19th Annual Super Summer Sizzler 100’ Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event. The 100-lap triumph on his hometurf was the first Advance Auto Parts SDS victory of the season although his eighth at the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval in 15 races. Best of all, Tomkins pocketed the $6,000 winner’s share on Honeoye Auto Parts Night --- the primary sponsor of the no. 1 Bicknell big-block Modified entry that he drove which is owned by Honeoye Auto proprietor Doug Dulen.
Similar to Tomkins’ tour victory last August at the ‘Land of Legends’ layout when he overtook Tim Fuller on lap 41, he passed Fuller on lap 18 in the ’06 edition and staved off every challenge by current AAP Series points leader Alan Johnson to secure the popular win. Fuller finished third ahead of Billy Decker and Bert Hard Charger Brett Hearn, who started 19th in the 30-car field.
2006 Feature Win Leaders: Heading into mid-September bash in wine country, 28 tracks have hosted DIRT-sanctioned big-block Modified races with 54 drivers scoring victories in the 166 features run. Current Mr. DIRT points leader Alan Johnson tops the list with 15 triumphs followed by defending Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller with 14 wins and recently crowned Lernerville and Tri-City points champion Kevin Bolland with 10. All-time Advance Auto Parts Series race winner Brett Hearn and defending Syracuse Eckerd 200 champion Billy Decker both have nine wins while past Mr. DIRT champions Gary Tomkins and Pat O’Brien have reached victory lane eight times along with Western Pa./Ohio standout Rex King. Matt Sheppard owns six first-place trophies, Frankie Caprara has five feature wins while Steve Paine, Pat Ward, Vic Coffey and Pennsylvanian Brian Swartzlander have taken four checkered flags. Three-time winners are Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont and Andy Bachetti as Jimmy Phelps, Dale Planck, Jimmy Horton, Justin Haers, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Murdick, Tom Winkle, Ric Hill, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Billy Dunn, Charlie Donk and recent Lebanon Valley Coors National 200 champion J.R. Heffner are the only other drivers to repeat.
Super Series Stats: Since the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series debut in 1980, 43 tracks have staged 556 extra-distance events. Along with Hearn's DIRT-best 485 (323 big-block/162 small-block) Modified wins registered at more than 30 tracks throughout the Northeast, the 'Jet' has flown to the top on the all-time Advance Auto Parts (89) Super DIRT Series win chart, with a division-best 62 extra-distance triumphs coming in Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series competition. Highlighted by a triumph in Canandaigua’s inaugural 200-lap finale in 1991, a pair of Advance Auto Parts SDS wins have been scored at the historic ‘Land of Legends’ oval.

All-Time Advance Auto Parts SDS Win Leaders: 1980-Sept. 9, 2006
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
89 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Drummond, 7/10/06
60 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 5/28/06
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
45 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/06
35 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Orange County, 7/13/06
28 Jack Johnson Cayuga County, 7/16/80 Orange County, 6/14/01
26 Doug Hoffman Orange County, 10/25/87 Lowe's, 4/6/02
26 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/7/85 Canandaigua, 9/25/03
18 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 9/26/99 Drummond, 8/23/04
16 Jimmy Horton Lebanon Valley, 7/8/80 Susquehanna, 6/15/06
14 Tim Fuller Rolling Wheels, 9/21/03 New Egypt, 8/16/06
13 Kenny Tremont Lebanon Valley, 7/9/92 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
12 Gary Tomkins Hagerstown, 3/30/02 Canandaigua, 8/10/06
9 Kenny Brightbill Fonda, 10/18/87 Bridgeport, 6/19/97
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05

Canandaigua Covered On The Web: If fans can’t make the trip to wine country they can enjoy LIVE Cybercast coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #21 from Canandaigua. Host Shane Andrews begins by reporting on every lap from Integra Shocks Time Trials to victory lane on Friday, September 15 starting at 7:00pm ET. The LIVE audio/video broadcast on the Dirt Radio Network and Dirtvision.com is free to enjoy. Enhanced features to the Dirt Radio Network broadcast including online text chat and updated results are another advantage that ALL Registered users can enjoy for FREE for the remainder of March.
DIRTVision.com is celebrating its third year of providing fans, media, teams, promoters and sponsors with access to live and on-demand cybercasts of many DIRT MotorSports-sanctioned events. In 2006 the DIRTVision schedule includes more than 100 live and on-demand cybercasts including select World of Outlaws Sprint Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series, plus UMP and MARS events. 2006 Season Subscriptions are available on a month-to-month basis for $9.99.
Unfamiliar with the LIVE DIRT Radio Network broadcasts? Log on to Dirtvision.com and click the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and common issues that some users may experience. Make sure to register well in advance of the next show to help troubleshoot any problems that may be encountered. Basic tools will be a Dirtvision.com account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; all of which are FREE.
The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which is now recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports™ for the next five years. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports™ events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Brett Hearn led off the Eckerd activity in Kittanning, Pa. on Wednesday, June 14th as the first 90 fans arriving at the store received a free ticket to the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Race at Lernerville Speedway scheduled for later that same day. Eckerd, America’s Family Pharmacy, has been a sponsor of DIRT MotorSports racing and the Eckerd 200 race at Super DIRT Week since 1997. Eckerd kicked off its 2006 season with promotions in the Carolinas and sponsorship of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt track @ Lowes Motor Speedway on May 24. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

UPCOMING EVENTS
The National 200 headliner during World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 23 closes out the month of point chasing on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. *NOTE the change in starting time from 1 o’clock to 5 p.m. that same afternoon. The Victoria 200 at Fulton Speedway on Sept. 30 is a non-point race that offers a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/ECKERD QUAL. (LOCATION)
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway B.DECKER/PAT WARD
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway A.JOHNSON/PAT O’BRIEN
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond B.HEARN/GARY TOMKINS
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway B.DECKER/JEFF HEOTZLER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway A.JOHNSON/JIMMY PHELPS
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway T.FULLER/STEVE PAINE
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway A.JOHNSON/PETE BICKNELL
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway G.TOMKINS/JEFF BROWNELL,JR.
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway T.FULLER/FRANK COZZE
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway J.PHELPS/TODD BURLEY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway A.JOHNSON/MATT SHEPPARD
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway A.JOHNSON/JUSTIN HAERS
Sat-Sep 9 204 Lebanon Valley Speedway J.R. HEFFNER
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


Eckerd 200 Spot Up For Grabs In Cayuga County Super DIRT Week Special

Weedsport, NY – September 13, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The inaugural “Win And You’re In” Big-Block/Small-Block Super Shootout hosted by Cayuga County Fair Speedway during Super DIRT Week XXXV is exactly what it means, yet winning just one feature race at the home of DIRT MotorSports NorthEast headquarters is not exactly how it all shakes down.
The “Win And You’re In” special is slated for Saturday, October 7 at the banked 3/8-mile Cayuga County oval in Weedsport, N.Y. Joining the DIRT Modified/358-Modified main event will be a Street Stock Super DIRT Week Championship. Each of the combined twin 25-lap Modified features will pay the winner $1,235 with $100 to start. A top prize of $500 goes to the Street Stock winner with the 25-lap finale paying $50 to start.
“We’re looking at a pair of 25-lappers with the best combined finish earning the 45th starting spot in this year’s Eckerd 200,” revealed DIRT NE Series Competition Director Cory Reed. “So it’s pretty simple, win and you’re in. And even if you don’t win there’s still a good shot with two high finishes. It should be exciting to find out in this first time event, something new that will give some of the Super DIRT Week fans their first chance to visit Weedsport for racing.”
The initial Modified feature race starting field will be 26 cars strong and the winner will roll dice to determine how many will be inverted for the nightcap. If multiple drivers have the same best combined finish at the conclusion of both races, a tie-breaker put in place is the better finish in the second 25. Overall bonuses available for the show include highest finishing DIRT-legal small-block entry ($300), highest finishing New Jersey entry ($300), highest finishing Pennsylvania entry ($300) and highest-finishing Canadian entry ($300). Drivers ranked among the Top-12 in overall Mr. DIRT big-block Modified points are not eligible to compete in this unique Super DIRT Week satellite event.
“We’re also throwing in even more perks like four SDW pit passes and taking care of the driver’s entry fee on Sunday,” Reed noted. “Just starting the Eckerd 200 means an automatic $1,500 in cash so coming out on top in Weedsport could be worth more than five grand when everything’s accounted for.”
Saturday activity starts with CCFS pit gates swinging open at 4:30 p.m. and seating in the main grandstands beginning at 5 o’clock. The first heat race gets green flagged at 7:30 p.m. Adult General Admission is $20, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
The 2006 season officially concludes in Weedsport at the end of the month when the 'Goblin 200' arrives for full-fender stockers on Sunday, Oct. 29 starting at 1 p.m. Entries in the 4/6-Cylinder class are scheduled to run a 200-lap main event paying $1,000 to win.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located one mile off Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway; a 15-minute trip west from Syracuse and only an hour's venture east from downtown Rochester. Contact the track office at 315/834-6606 or log into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com to view additional information posted throughout the season.


21 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 13, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
A caution flag with just two laps to go set up the closest finish in Schaefer history, with 27 year-old New Jersey upstart Brett Hearn outrunning New York veterans Jack Johnson and Bob McCreadie to celebrate DIRT MotorSports’ 10th season in victory lane. In 1985 pit stop strategy developed by the Team Pepsi crew played a key role for 31st starter Hearn, who inherited the lead from halfway bonus gambler McCreadie on lap 67 before scoring the dramatic bumper-to-bumper triumph 21 years earlier.


22 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 12, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Not to be outdone at the Moody Mile in 1984, another Johnson not only captured DIRT’s ‘Triple Crown’ in convincing fashion, Jumpin’ Jack went one step further than his predecessor Alan Johnson by becoming the first-ever driver to secure the ‘Syracuse Slam’ ---CRC Qualifier in July, NYS Fair Labor Day Championship in September, CLM Winner’s Classic and Schaefer 200 during Super DIRT Week--- in the same season. Johnson put the Hutter-powered ‘Experimental IV’ Troyer chassis in victory lane after setting fast time and leading 87 of the 125-lap distance to score his second title race win 22 years ago, keeping the trophy in the Empire State for the fourth straight October.


Fans Follow Super DIRT Week XXXV Title Races Lap By Lap In October

Weedsport, NY – September 12, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Super DIRT Week lap sponsorship continues to be made available as the richest event for DIRT NorthEast race teams quickly approaches. Super DIRT Week XXXV is scheduled for Oct. 4-8 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and select laps remain open in the Advance Auto Parts Series Eckerd 200 for Modifieds, 150-lap 358-Modified Championship, 30-lap Sunoco Sportsman Championship and 25-lap Pro Stock Championship.
“This is a great way for fans to get involved directly and support their favorite drivers during one of the premier oval track events in the nation,” said Super DIRT Week Event Coordinator Jack Deery. “Just another example of how every lap is important in each main event run over the weekend, especially with those contributions coming from the fans that make it all work on race day.”
All lap sponsors will be officially recognized in the 2006 Super DIRT Week souvenir program and by the public address announcer prior to the designated event. A minimum contribution of $25 per lap is required. An invoice will follow each request and all check/money order payments must be postmarked within two weeks of submission to validate sponsored lap.
For more Super DIRT Week lap sponsorship information or to place a direct order, please contact DIRT NE Headquarters during the week at 315/834-6606.


Super DIRT Week ’06 Vendor Display Space Still Available

Weedsport, NY – September 12, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Super DIRT Week XXXV is less than a month away and the space allotted for infield vending is getting shorter in supply with each passing day. "A lot of companies that we work closely have returned and some first timers have joined in the program this year,” said Super DIRT Week Event Coordinator Jack Deery, who also serves as DIRT MotorSports NorthEast General Manager with day-to-day operations controlled from the New York office in Weedsport. “There's been a great amount of interest expressed this year in making reservations early, yet there’s a few choice spots still available for corporate use throughout the week.”
The 2006 edition of Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse is scheduled for Oct. 4-8. The responsibility of vendor relations at Super DIRT Week has been delegated by DIRT MotorSports to Event Merchandising, Inc. (EMI), which is currently in the process of planning vendor and sponsor space allocations. To best accommodate the requirements of event sponsors, all Super DIRT Week vendors must again be registered with and approved by EMI to obtain proper vending rights. Infield vending lots currently begin at '10 x '10 with additional sizes available depending on the specific display requirements.
For further information regarding novelty sales at Super DIRT Week, to obtain vending rules and regulations, or to reserve infield space, contact Jack Titus of EMI as soon as possible. EMI is prepared to confirm the space allocation plan by September 23. Send all correspondence c/o Jack Titus, Event Merchandising, Inc. to DIRT MotorSports NorthEast, One Speedway drive – Weedsport, N.Y. 13166. Titus can also be reached directly by cell phone (315/256-5632) or fax (315/673-2757) and he responds to e-mail daily at jtitus@twcny.rr.com.


Back By Popular Demand, Street Drags Return Saturday To Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY – September 11, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
For the second straight weekend and final time in 2006, Saturday “Late Night” Street Drags return to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. The upcoming special straight line card on September 16 once again features single elimination dashes for Domestics, Imports, Cycles and 4-Wheelers with Shine-n-Show competition, db Drags plus a Burnout Showdown on the paved infield strip.
“We had less than two weeks to get the word out about last Saturday’s show so with some better weather we’re hoping for a bigger turnout on both sides of the fence this time around,” remarked new Rolling Wheels Raceway Park General Manager Jack Deery. “Word of mouth is the best publicity and those that showed up for the opener were ready to come back the next day if we let them. Next year should be a winner for everyone involved.”
Deery already revealed tentative plans for the 2007 season at Rolling Wheels, with Street Drags running on Friday nights beginning in June and continuing through autumn. This coming Saturday gates open at 7:30 p.m. and drags pull off the line at 8 o'clock sharp. The entry fee for every event participant is $15.00 with the general admission ticket price set at $5.00 for all.
For additional schedule information and event ticket pricing at Rolling Wheels, contact DIRT NorthEast Headquarters during the week at 315/834-6606, call RWR (315/689-7809) on raceday or visit www.rollingwheelsraceway.com on the internet anytime. Rolling Wheels Raceway is located west of the village of Elbridge on Route 5, just five minutes east of the city of Auburn and only 10 minutes from Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.


Advance Auto Parts SDS Show Headlines ’06 Canandaigua Season-Finale

Canandaigua, NY – September 11, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Two of DIRT MotorSports NorthEast's premier touring divisions will be in competition when Canandaigua Speedway hosts the 17th Annual Finger Lakes Championships on Friday, Sept. 15 with Original Pizza Logs, Finger Lakes Truck & Welding Supply, Inc. and D'Amico Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep supplying primary sponsorship of the single-day show.
Led by recently crowned Canandaigua point champions Steve Paine (Modified) and Todd Henderson (Sportsman), both divisions are sure to feature the best teams in their respective open-wheel division from around the area DIRT NorthEast circuit. The Friday card offers a big Super DIRT Series doubleheader featuring the advance Auto Parts ‘Original Pizza Logs 100’ big-block Modified main paying $6,000 to win and a 30-lap Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Championship event with $1,500 on the line to close out the season at the historic half-mile 'Land of Legends' layout.
Friday activity starts with pit gates swinging open at 4:30 p.m. and seating in the main grandstands beginning at 5 o'clock. The track opens up for practice after 6 p.m. with Modifieds running Integra Shocks Time Trials beginning at 6:30 and Sportsman heats flagged at 7 p.m. Adult General Admission is $20, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Current overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT point leaders entering the Ontario County finale are Alan Johnson (Modified) and Russ Hefti (Sportsman). Johnson (113) is Canandaigua's all-time big-block Modified feature winner while Hefti captured three checkered flags this season in wine country although neither are track regulars.
Billy Decker, reigning Mr. DIRT points king Tim Fuller, Gary Tomkins and Brett Hearn chase Johnson in the big-block ranks with Tomkins posting a track-best eight feature wins this season including the Advance Auto Parts SDS 100-lapper in August. Finishing in order behind Tomkins in that event were Johnson, Fuller, Decker and Hearn. The biggest challengers for defending Mr. DIRT Sportsman champion Hefti are ’06 track champions Chris Higgins (Can-Am), Brian Sage (Genesee) and Shawn Donath (Fulton).
Canandaigua Speedway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 from the west or Exit 44 from the east. Additional information can be obtained by calling 585/394-0961 on raceday or during the week by dialing General Manager Jeff Farney (jefffarney@hotmail.com) at the track office 315/730-4345. Log into www.canandaiguaspeedway.com on the internet any time to view competing driver rosters, race results and the final 2006 track point standings.


2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (September 10)

MODIFIED(54)

358-MODIFIED(50)

SPORTSMAN(64)

PRO STOCK(34)

STREET STOCK(34)

15

Alan Johnson

8

David Hebert

12

Russ Hefti

10

Pete Stefanski

9

Dave Mannise

14

Tim Fuller

6

Danny O'Brien

9

Brian Sage

7

Mike Williams

5

Julius Pepin

10

Kevin Bolland

6

Pierre Dagenais

8

Rob Pratt

7

Clayton Benedict

5

Blane Smith

9

Brett Hearn

6

Kyle Dingwall

7

Jack Meeks

5

Billy Clark Jr.

4

Jamie Eldredge

9

Billy Decker

6

Pete Bicknell

6

Wayne Conn Jr.

5

Louie Jackson

3

Bob Schade

8

Gary Tomkins

5

Brian McDonald

6

Rob Bellinger

5

Dave Bissonnette

3

Frank Burnell Jr.

8

Pat O'Brien

5

Todd Burley

5

Chris Higgins

5

Bill Pascual

3

Corey Hunt

8

Rex King

5

Brett Hearn

5

Joe Williams Jr.

5

Joey Ladouceur

3

Mike Vigiletti

6

Matt Sheppard

4

Real LaFrance

5

Chris Raabe

4

Bob Buono

3

Ray Tarantino

5

Frankie Caprara

4

Carey Terrance

5

Rob Knapp

4

Don Williams

3

Mike Welch

4

Pat Ward

4

Jeff Sykes

5

Don Spatorico

4

P.J. Peters

3

Nathan Peckham

4

Vic Coffey

4

Andy Bachetti

4

Jason Riddell

3

Sean Corr

2

Jay Pepin

4

Steve Paine

3

Robbie Krull

4

Jeff McGinnis

2

John Bryson

2

Adam DePuy

4

Brian Swartzlander

3

Clement Therrien

4

Tom Flannigan

2

Mitchell Jock

2

Wayne Ellison

3

Andy Bachetti

3

Laurent Ladouceur

4

Mat Williamson

2

Dan Shoop

2

Rob Ingraham

3

Danny Johnson

2

Scott Kerwin

4

Jeremy Pitcher

2

Tom Kemp

2

Mike Minutolo

3

Kenny Tremont

2

Scott Wood

4

Sammy Reakes IV

2

Denis Gauvreau

2

Greg Kurtzman

2

Jimmy Horton

2

Rick Richner

3

Bill Bleich

2

Rick Gorhan

1

John Aumick

2

Dave Murdick

2

Martin Roy

3

Joe Morel

2

Stephane Lebrun

1

Mike Dandino

2

Dale Planck

2

David VanHorn

3

Roy Bresnahan

2

T.J. Newton

1

Joel Murns

2

Jimmy Johnson

2

Mark Hitchcock

3

Jay Mallory

2

Allan Peters

1

Charles Vohs

2

Justin Haers

2

Larry Lampman Jr.

3

Shane Donath

1

Ron Marsden

1

Ray Cooper

2

Tom Winkle

2

Dan Jalbert

3

Bobby Herrington

1

John Gagner

1

James VanDyk

2

Ric Hill

2

Boyd MacTavish

3

Jipp Ortiz

1

Eric Greenlief

1

Kevin Colman

2

Jerm.Shingledecker

2

Kayle Robidoux

3

Chris Herbison

1

Joe Allen

1

Steve Faulkner

2

Billy Dunn

2

Alain Boisvert

2

Mike Ruggiero

1

Steve Miller

1

Nick Rizzo

2

Jimmy Phelps

2

Mario Clair

2

Paul Guererri

1

Dave Williams

1

John Hechinger

2

Charlie Donk

2

Chris Jones

2

Mike Bowman(US)

1

Roy Delormier

1

Sam Dwy

2

J.R. Heffner

1

Matt Quinn

2

Ryan Poole

1

Dominic Gauvreau

1

Leroy Lewis

1

Craig Mitchell

1

Jerry Higbie

2

Kevin Ridley

1

Tom Baker

1

Stan Vishinski

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Rich Vinson

2

Darren Zumpe

1

Dave Schulz

1

Al D'Antonio

1

Tim Hindley

1

Pat O'Brien

2

Phil LaVare

1

Eric Marin

1

Lee Charnock

1

Steve Hough

1

Dave Heaslip

2

Kevin Wills

1

Brian Kotarski

1

Missy Dembek

1

Jeff Heotzler

1

Kenny Cosgrove

2

Eric Giguere

1

Steve Lewis

1

Ryan DePuy

1

Ryan Bartlett

1

J.R. Heffner

2

Rob Wosyluk

95

Events / 7 Tracks

73

Events / 4 Tracks

1

Russell King

1

Peter Mantha Jr.

2

James Strassburg

1

Donnie Corellis

1

Tim Hindley

2

Brian Krummel

1

Paul Gilardi

1

George McIntyre

2

Jordan Bennett

1

Mike Adderley

1

Todd Stewart

2

Greg Panunte

1

Brian Berger

1

Rich Salisbury

2

Shane Jablonka

1

Tommy Meier

1

Dan Miller

2

Mike Storms

1

Chad Brachmann

1

Chad Brachmann

2

Shawn Donath

1

Paul Kinney

1

Donnie Corellis

2

Tyler McPherson

1

Joe Isabell

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Scott Schrader

1

Rich Eurich

1

Tim Fuller

1

Ricky Newton

1

Scott Prentice

1

Bryan Rogers

1

Tom Juhl

1

Dave Franek

1

Fred Carleton

1

Greg Mrzywka

1

Stewart Friesen

1

Adam Ferri

1

Bill Johnston

1

Guy Sheldon

1

Alan Johnson

1

Todd Henderson

1

Jim Weller Jr.

1

Yan Bussiere

1

Chad Chevalier

1

Lance Willix II

120

Events / 14 Tracks

1

John Ferrier

1

Kenny Stafford

1

Paul Gaboury

1

Tim Dwyer

1

Mike Bowman(CAN)

1

Hector Stratton

1

Dave Just

166

Events / 28 Tracks

1

Brad Kirkland

1

Rob Hile

1

Mark Dilario

1

Don Spiece

1

Mark Chiddy

1

John Juhl II

1

Anthony Rizzardo

1

Bill Eisele

1

Bob Albright

1

Nick Cupolo

178

Events / 13 Tracks

2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (September 10)


DIRT Weekend Wrap-Up 9-11

TRACK MEMBER

CLASS SANCTION

FEATURE WINNER

RACE NOTE

BREWERTON(Fri)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Oct. 5

BROCKVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Chris Jones (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Chris Herbison (20L)

CAN-AM(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Alan Johnson (80L)

Mr. DIRT Series

SPORTSMAN

-off-

CANANDAIGUA(Sat)

MODIFIED/358

Re-Opens Sept. 15

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK-EX

STREET STOCK-NV

CAYUGA COUNTY(Sun)

MODIFIED/358

Re-Opens Oct. 7

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

CORNWALL(Sun)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

PRO STOCK

-off-

DRUMMOND(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

EDELWEISS(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

PRO STOCK

Rain-Postponed to 9/15

FROGTOWN(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

FULTON(Sat)

MODIFIED

-off-

SPORTSMAN

Sammy Reakes IV (20L)

PRO STOCK

-off-

GENESEE(Sat)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Pratt (40L)

Mr. DIRT Series

PRO STOCK

Pete Stefanski (40L)

Mr. DIRT Series

GRANBY(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

*Yan Bussiere (100L)

*Win under protest

HUMBERSTONE(Sun)

SPORTSMAN

Russ Hefti (50L)

Mr. DIRT Series

LEBANON VALLEY(Sat)

MODIFIED

J.R. Heffner (204L)

Advance Auto Parts SDS

358-MODIFIED

Andy Bachetti (50L

Mr. DIRT Series

LERNERVILLE(Fri)

MODIFIED

-off-

MERRITTVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

SPORTSMAN

-off-

OHSWEKEN(Fri)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Pratt (25L)

ORANGE COUNTY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 30

358-MODIFIED

SPORTSMAN

PRO STOCK

STREET STOCK-VET

STREET STOCK-AM

RANSOMVILLE(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

SPORTSMAN

Don Spatorico (50L)

Mr. DIRT Series

PRO STOCK

Steve Lewis (15L)

ROLLING WHEELS(Spl)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 22

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

THUNDER ALLEY(Fri)

MODIFIED/358

-closed-

SPORTSMAN

TRI-CITY(Sun)

MODIFIED

-off-

DIRT Weekend Wrap-Up 9-11


23 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 11, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Running second in the previous two Super DIRT Week showdowns, 25 year-old Central New York standout Alan Johnson finally tasted the champagne at Syracuse, becoming the first ‘Triple Crown’ winner ---Schaefer 200, CRC Chemicals Super DIRT Series, CAM2 Mr. DIRT Championship--- of his time in DIRT Modified racing. Currently the only driver to win at least one big-block feature every year since the formation of DIRT MotorSports in 1976, Johnson copped the first of three October fairgrounds victories 23 years ago chauffeuring Tico Conley’s potent Show Car Engineering Special.


24 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 10, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
One of the most versatile drivers with triumphs on pavement in the Permatex 200 at Daytona and Kendall 250 at Watkins Glen, short-track star Merv Treichler mastered the ‘Moody Mile’ for a second straight autumn in dirt racing’s most lucrative Modified event held in 1982. Also a Race of Champions winner in his maroon no. 58 coupe at Langhorne, Treichler was even more dominant aboard the Chevy Monza-bodied big-block entry on the nationally-recognized Florida and Southern Tier New York road courses in 1975. His climb to the NYS Fairgrounds podium 24 years earlier would be just three years shy of him calling it a career at the age of 41.


25 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 9, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
‘Marvelous’ Merv Treichler seemingly had his dirt racing career hanging by a thread during August of 1981, yet the popular Potato farmer from Sanborn, N.Y. silenced his critics by sewing up the prestigious Schaefer 200 victory just one month after capturing the Labor Day Championship on the same Syracuse Mile. The purchase of a new Maynard Troyer-designed chassis by owner John Jackson put the Jackson & Johnson Trucking ‘Mud Buss’ in the winner’s circle for the first time a quarter century ago although the wait for a repeat performance would not take nearly as long.


Spatorico Leads Home Sweep Of DIRT Sportsman Series Tilt At Ransomville

Ransomville, NY – September 8, 2006 – By Dave Sully, DIRT Sportsman Series Correspondent
Ransomville’s own Don Spatorico, who moved back to the Sportsman division this season after campaigning in the 358-Modified division for several years, led a group of local drivers to a sweep of the top-five spots in the 50-lap Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series event at Ransomville on Friday, September 8. Spatorico started 12th in the 30-car field, but was clearly the man on the move in the race, punctuated by nine cautions, which kept the field from developing any real rhythm for much of the event.
Spatorico moved into second by lap 14 and then took the lead from Rob Bellinger, who had led all but one of the early laps, on a lap 15 restart, taking Merrittville champion Wayne Conn Jr. with him into second. From there it was a case of who would survive as the slippery surface proved to be a hard sell for the out of towners as Bellinger, Chris Higgins, Todd Henderson and Tim Currier, who all started in the top-five, were eventually passed by Ransomville homeboys.
Once Spatarico, piloting the Able Agency no. 5 entry, took the point it became obvious that no one had anything for him as he deftly stepped away from Conn on five subsequent restarts. Syracuse traveler Higgins did the best job for the invaders in the early going but eventually faded, while first event winner Russ Hefti from Jordan, who had to qualify through the consi, made a spirited run through the field from 23rd to finish sixth.
The best race of the night was for third-place, between former Mr. DIRT Pro Stock champion and ’06 Sportsman rookie Jipp Ortiz and veteran Dave Just, who sparred for many laps before Ortiz finally wrested the position away on lap 42.
At the line it was Spatorico comfortably ahead of Conn, while Ortiz, Just and Mark Potter completed the Ransomville sweep. Hefti held off Ransomville champ Jeff McGinnis for sixth with Genesee star Brian Sage and Higgins preceding former Ransomville champion Kevin Wills, who made a fine return from a lap 12 spin to record a top-10 finish.
About surviving the early carnage Spatorico noted, “On Monday night (at Rolling Wheels) we didn’t finish the race, so I just picked and chose my lanes for the first half of the race.” Regarding race preparation, he declared, “We kept it the regular Friday night set-up because we weren’t sure what the track was going to do. The track went away enough that we just ran the top.” He also had this to say about the caliber of competition that traveled to Ransomville, “They’re good, but this is a tough track to get a hold of for an out-of-towner.”
Heat wins were scored by Rob Bellinger, Dave Just, Chris Higgins and Todd Henderson. Steve Schumacher won the last chance qualifier.
Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Race #2- Ransomville Speedway, September 8, 2006 Event Summary

FEATURE (50 Laps): 5- Don Spatorico, 8C- Wayne Conn, 0j- Jipp Ortiz, 54J- Dave Just, 71M- Mark Potter, 0x- Russ Hefti, 20- Jeff McGinnis, 11J- Brian Sage, 19H- Chris Higgins, 111- Kevin Wills, 24- Brandon Sweet, 5T- Tony Purgarich, 56s- Steve Schumacher, 1J- Jim Spano, 5J- Chris Hile, 10- Tim Currier, 54Jr- Scott Just, 01-Chris Raabe, 8T-Rob Bellinger, 18H-Todd Henderson, 19- Joe Williams, 18- John Smith, 8D- Kevin Drake, 4- Greg Martin, 08- Mark DiLario, 12D- Shawn Donath, 21H- James Henry, 22- Dickie Blake, 11N- Ricky Newton, and 66- Dan Weisner.

LAP Leaders- Rob Bellinger (1), Chris Higgins (2), Bellinger (3-15), Don Spatorico (16-50)
CAUTIONS: 9 (lap 2, lap 3, lap 12, lap 15, lap 22, lap 23, lap 23, lap 31, lap 37)
Syracuse Sunoco Championship Qualifier:

Did Not Qualify (5)
11- Bob Broomfield
28W- Sandy Pempleton,
65- Jeff Cosgrove
51- Doug Coons
9G- Billy Shantel Jr.

QUALIFYING
Heat Races (8 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to the feature)
#1: Bellinger, Currier, Wills, Raabe, Drake, Cosgrove, Sweet, Blake, Shantel (DNS)
#2: Dave Just, Potter, Otiz, Donath, Hile, Schumacher, Dilario, Newton, Broomfield
#3: Higgins, Conn, Purgarich, McGinnis, Spano, Hefti, Williams, Weisner, Pembleton
#4: Henderson, Sage, Spatorico, Scott Just, Smith, Henry, Martin, and Coons
Consolation (8 laps, top-10 transferred to feature)
Schumacher, Henry, Hefti, Williams, Newton, Sweet, Martin, Blake, Weisner, Broomfield, Pembleton, Cosgrove, Coons.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
The 17th Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series continues over the weekend out west at Genesee Speedway on Sept. 9 before closing out the big tour tripleheader north of the border with a 50-lap finale at Humberstone (Ont.) Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 10. Each extra-distance affair offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Sportsman Championship.

2006 MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN SERIES SCHEDULE
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION / WINNER
Mon-Sep 4 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway / RUSS HEFTI
Fri-Sep 8 50 Ransomville Speedway / DON SPATORICO
Sat-Sep 9 40 Genesee Speedway - Batavia,NY
Sun-Sep 10 50 Humberstone Speedway - Pt.Colborne,ONT
Fri-Sep 15 30 Canandaigua Speedway - Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 16 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 6 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 30 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 75 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY


26 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 8, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The fourth and final Super DIRT Week triumph for Sunshine State speedster Gary Balough registered 26 years earlier may be the most memorable as it forever changed the NYS Fairgrounds landscape. The 1980 fall classic was infiltrated by ground-effect cars then dominated by the notorious #112 Lincoln-bodied Modified built in Kenny Weld’s Indiana garage. In between, the black “Batmobile” eclipsed the former track time trials standard by more than two seconds and paced the field for 98 of 125 circuits even after making a mandatory pit stop on lap 72. In the end, the DIRT rule book was even rewritten and today the Continental Mark X/I sits in the DIRT NorthEast Hall of Fame.
 


Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Point Leaders On Their Way

Weedsport, NY – September 8, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The first full weekend of activity for DIRT MotorSports NorthEast competitors is here with Mr. DIRT Championship Series events being contested in the Advance Auto Parts Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes. On the line in all four touring divisions is the prestigious overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT title.
Points earned in the season-long Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series continue to account for the bulk of the points issued to determine the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Modified Champion. Following the same format used in 2005, only the best five feature finishes from a big-block driver's hometrack were recently figured into the overall total after Labor Day.
In the 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock classes, track bonus points have been issued to the top-25 drivers at every DIRT affiliate, with each speedway champion earning 1000 pts. and 25th-place finishers collecting 900. Alan Johnson (Mod) and Russ Hefti (Spt) are the current overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT point leaders in their respective divisions through Sept. 4 while 358-Modified and Pro Stock lid-lifters are slated this weekend after rain twice cancelled Cornwall’s lead-off events.
The DIRT MotorSports™ Advance Auto Parts Modified Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., DealMaker Auto Group and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DART Machinery, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.

2006 MR. DIRT MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
*R=Rookie
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,922 Fulton 300
2 19 Tim Fuller 1,844 Fulton 300
3 91 Billy Decker 1,835 Brewerton 284
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,650 Orange County 300
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,642 Canandaigua 300
6 42P Pat Ward 1,537 Cayuga County 278
7 27J Danny Johnson 1,498 Cayuga County 272
8 44S Matt Sheppard 1,480 Cayuga County 292
9 98H Jimmy Phelps 1,450 Fulton 272
10 7X Steve Paine 1,418 Canandaigua 296
11 77X Dale Planck 1,390 Cayuga County 260
12 44 Frank Cozze 1,182 Rolling Wheels 103
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 1,013 Fulton 238
14 3 Justin Haers 895 Can Am 264
15 32C Vic Coffey 883 Canandaigua 284
16 10 Stewart Friesen 767 Can Am 248
17 Z Butch Tittle 719 Canandaigua 206
18 60 Kenny Stafford [R] 717 Can Am 244
19 11 Kyle Jacobs [R] 675 Can Am 230
20 6J Joe Isabell [R] 614 Brewerton 214
21 99 Ryan Phelps 604 Cayuga County 240
22 42B Kevin Bates [R] 602 Fulton 240
23 62 Todd Burley 588 Canandaigua 276
24 99B Chuck Bower 581 Canandaigua 248
25 3b Chad Brachmann 565 Canandaigua 232

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Modified Schedule
*NP=Non-point event
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK - LOCATION
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway - West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway - Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY

2006 MR. DIRT 358-MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 73 Alain Boisvert 1,000 Granby 1000
2 4 Andy Bachetti 1,000 Lebanon Valley 1000
3 4 Brett Hearn 1,000 Orange County 1000
4 17D Danny O’Brien 1,000 Brockville 1000
5 1 David Hebert 1,000 Drummond 1000
6 81 Jeff Sykes 1,000 Frogtown 1000
7 66 Kyle Dingwall 1,000 Cornwall 1000
8 23 Larry Lampman Jr. 1,000 Merrittville 1000
9 23 Laurent Ladouceur 1,000 Edelweiss 1000
10 6 Pat O'Brien 1,000 Thunder Alley 1000
11 62 Todd Burley 1,000 Ransomville 1000
12 66X Carey Terrance 980 Frogtown 980
13 11 Chris Jones 980 Cornwall 980
14 39 Clément Therrien 980 Drummond 980
15 55 Gary Edwards Jr. 980 Orange County 980
16 5 J.R. Heffner 980 Lebanon Valley 980
17 16 Lance Willix II 980 Thunder Alley 970
18 42 Pete Bicknell 980 Ransom/Merritt 980
19 124 Pierre Dagenais 980 Edelweiss 980
20 151 Brian McDonald 970 Brockville 970
21 3 Chad Brachmann 970 Ransomville 970
22 71 David VanHorn 970 Orange County 970
23 9 Ken Cosgrove 970 Merrittville 970
24 21 Larry Welling Jr. 970 Frogtown 970
25 22 Mario Clair 970 Drummond 970
90 Martin Roy 970 Granby 970
32Q Matt Quinn 970 Lebanon Valley 970

Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Championship Series Schedule
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK - LOCATION
Sat-Sep 9 50 Lebanon Valley Speedway - West Lebanon,NY
Sun-Sep 10 75 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Sat-Sep 16 75 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Fri-Sep 22 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Wed-Oct 4 75 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 5 100 Brewerton Speedway - Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 6 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 150 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 150 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY

2006 MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
*R=Rookie
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 0 Russ Hefti 1,100 Cayuga County 1000
2 19H Chris Higgins 1,085 Can Am 1000
3 12 Brian Sage 1,080 Genesee 1000
4 43J Jack Meeks 1,076 Thunder Alley 1000
5 P38 Rob Pratt 1,072 Ohsweken 1000
6 18H Todd Henderson 1,068 Canandaigua 1000
7 58 Scott Schrader 1,041 Canandaigua 946
8 87 Shawn Donath 1,041 Fulton 1000
9 0 Jipp Ortiz [R] 1,028 Ransomville 970
10 111 Kevin Wills 1,025 Ransomville 980
11 16X Danny Creeden 1,020 Orange County 960
12 67G Eric Giguere 1,020 Canandaigua 980
13 19 Joe Williams Jr. 1,020 Cayuga County 980
14 17K Sammy Reakes, IV 1,020 Fulton 980
15 56 Steve Schumacher 1,018 Genesee 970
16 71M Mark Potter 1,014 Ransomville 924
17 8 Rob Bellinger 1,014 Can Am 970
18 24 Brandon Sweet [R] 1,010 Thunder Alley 960
19 7 Paul Guererri 1,010 Canandaigua 970
20 02 Roy Bresnahan 1,010 Cayuga County 970
21 01 Chris Raabe 1,010 Brockville 1000
22 O8 Mark D'llerio [R] 1,008 Merrittville 946
23 5 Don Spatorico 1,000 Ransomville 960
24 5 Dave Dykstra 1,000 Humberstone 1000
25 20 Jeff McGinnis 1,000 Ransomville 1000
53 Joe Morel 1,000 Orange County 1000
8c Wayne Conn Jr. 1,000 Merrittville 1000

Mr. DIRT Sportsman Championship Series Schedule
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK - LOCATION
Fri-Sep 8 50 Ransomville Speedway - Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 9 40 Genesee Speedway - Batavia,NY
Sun-Sep 10 50 Humberstone Speedway - Pt.Colborne,ONT
Fri-Sep 15 30 Canandaigua Speedway - Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 16 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 6 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 30 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 75 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY

2006 MR. DIRT PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
No. Driver Points Home Track Bonus
1 3 Bill Pascual 1,000 Orange County 1000
2 99 Billy Clark Jr. 1,000 Fulton 1000
3 12 Clayton Benedict 1,000 Edelweiss/Cornwall 1000
4 6M Mike Williams 1,000 Genesee 1000
5 73 P.J. Peters 1,000 Frogtown 1000
6 2 Pete Stefanski 1,000 Ransomville 1000
7 64 Bob Buono 980 Fulton 980
8 05 Brian Kotarski 980 Genesee 980
9 47 Dave Bissonnette 980 Frogtown 980
10 92 Joey Ladouceur 980 Cornwall 980
11 8 Sean Corr 980 Orange County 980
12 6 Stéphane Lebrun 980 Edelweiss 980
13 88 Allen Peters 970 Frogtown 970
14 47 David Bissonnette 970 Edelweiss 970
15 33 Don Williams 970 Orange County 970
16 12G Eric Greenlief 970 Genesee 970
17 18 Louis Jackson 970 Cornwall 970
18 711 Ron Marsden 970 Fulton 970
19 99S Steve Miller 970 Ransomville 970
20 6 Butch Zimmerman 960 Genesee 960
21 48 Dion Oakes 960 Frogtown 960
22 55 George Renaud 960 Cornwall 960
23 38 Jason Parkhurst 960 Fulton 960
24 8J John Odendahl 960 Orange County 960
25 11S Steve Lewis 960 Ransomville 960

Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Championship Series Schedule
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION
Sat-Sep 9 40 Genesee Speedway - Batavia,NY
Sat-Sep 16 100 Ransomville Speedway - Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 25 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY


27 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 7, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The New York State Fairgrounds had become a playground for the best big-block Modified pilots up and down the coast, with the exception of those in the Empire State seeking the elusive top-prize. That all changed 27 years ago when all-time Fonda Speedway champion Jack Johnson became the first New Yorker to defeat the Northeast invaders. Ironically, the title event was lengthened from 100 to 125 miles in 1979 and Johnson jumped out front on lap 101 en route to the biggest victory of his career on the Syracuse Mile.


ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES: ADVANCE NOTICES

Weedsport, NY — September 6, 2006 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
WHAT
The lone stop in the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. is the traditional season-ending event on the high banks for big-block Modifieds. The 38th Annual 'Coors National 200' headlines the Valley card on September 9 with the 100-mile main event offering $10,000-to-win and valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship. Also on the line is a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse coming up in just one more month.

WHERE
Lebanon Valley Speedway is situated 18-miles southeast of Albany on US 20 in West Lebanon, about 10 miles from the Massachusetts state line.

WHEN
The Lebanon Valley pit gates swing open at 12noon on Saturday and grandstands open at 3 p.m. with 358-Modified practice/time trials kicking off the program at 3:30 followed an hour later by big-block Modified practice/time trials. 358-Mod heats are slated for 5:30 p.m. once again followed immediately by big-block qualifiers. The "Kings Weekend" begins on Friday with special events for Sportsman, Pro Stock, Limited Pro Stock and Pure Stock and 4-Cylinder classes. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first qualifier goes off the line at 6 o'clock.

TICKETS
The cost of an Adult General Admission ticket on Saturday is $22 and a reserved seat can be purchased for two dollars more while tower seating is available for $42. Pit passes go for $25 (member) and $30 (non-member). A Kings Weekend G.A. Pass is available for $28, two-day reserved seat is $32 and tower/roof seating is $57. For more information contact the track at 518/794-9606 or 794-9965. General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate on race day.

WEB SITES
DIRT MotorSports™ is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com
Lebanon Valley Speedway is at http://www.lebanonvalley.com.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lebanon Valley is listed as a 1/2-mile high-banked oval with the surface proven to be the quickest two years ago. Andy Bachetti set the DIRT Modified record (19.645 sec./91.626 mph) leading up to the 2004 track finale on Sept. 11 after Brett Hearn was clocked at 19.881 seconds (90.539 mph) during the Mr. DIRT Track race earlier that same summer.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
The Coors National 200 at Lebanon Valley boasts a legendary group of past champions, nearly a dozen of which are expected back to contend for this year's coveted title. Among the 22 winning drivers, New Jersey ace Brett Hearn tops the list with five extra-distance triumphs followed by former Valley regular Billy Decker, and open-wheel veterans Jack Johnson and Danny Johnson each with three. All-time Valley champion Kenny Tremont, high banks hero Tommy Corellis and invaders Doug Hoffman and Bobby Gerhart both own two wins. Gerhart was the first repeat winner as well as back-to-back titlist in 1970-71 with ‘05 winner Hearn (1983-84), Decker (1988-89), Jack Johnson (1993-94) and Tremont (1998-99) matching the feat in the decades to come. Inaugural winner Frankie Schneider (1965) followed up with three consecutive runner-up finishes while Decker won three of four events from 1988-1991. Decker (1989, 181 laps) and Rich Ricci, Jr. (1997, 109 laps) claimed the only rain-shortened 200-lappers while consecutive victories by Tremont (1998, 201 laps; 1999, 203 laps) and Decker (2000, 202 laps) surpassed the scheduled 100-mile distance. Joining Schneider and Ricci in the recordbook as one-time winners are Pete Corey, Jackie Evans, Carl VanHorn, Stan Ploski, Gerald Chamberlain, Mert Hulbert, Rene Charland, Kenny Coon, Jimmy Horton, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson and ’06 track champion Andy Bachetti.

TRACK HISTORY
Celebrating its 'Golden Anniversary' of automobile racing in 2003, Lebanon Valley Speedway has complemented the growth and development of the DIRT MotorSports organization under the promotion of current owner Howard Commander. The half-mile track that was originally laid out in 1953 was owned and operated by the Massachusetts trio of Edward Radke, Robert Scott and Harold Beitzel. The grand opening-day show was cancelled due to a Sunday rainstorm and the following week's scheduled 50-lapper was reduced to 26 circuits when competing drivers declared the track turns too dangerous. Hully Bunn from Cropseyville. N.Y. won the inaugural 13 mile main event on June 28, 1953 in front of an estimated crowd of 2,500. Lou Spanier gained ownership in 1954 and at the end of the '55 season Lebanon Valley gained its signature high banking ---a timely project as no record of racing in 1956 can be found--- that has become a track trademark ever since. Racing resumed in 1957 under the promotion of Spanier and the Lebanon Valley Auto Racing Association. Race day moved from Sunday afternoons to Friday evenings and midway through that same season the switch was made to Saturday nights where it has remained for almost 50 years. Before the 1950s came to a close, future DIRT MotorSports Hall of Famer Howie Westerveldt established a single-season record that stands intact today. In 1959 the Ravena, N.Y. racing pioneer won 17 features, was runner-up three times and placed third once in 21 events! The Valley staged its first 200-lapper in the mid-1960s ---won by Frankie Schneider on Oct. 3, 1965--- and with the exception of 1976-79 the double century grind has been a season-ending highlight every autumn. The reigns of promoter were eventually passed from 'Uncle Lou' Spanier to Commander in 1970 and he remains at the helm as the new millennium presses on. Lebanon Valley joined the DIRT fold in 1980 and has boasted some of the top drivers on the entire circuit including Syracuse Eckerd 200 champions Kenny Tremont, Billy Decker and defending points champion Brett Hearn. All three open-wheel veterans rank among the top-10 on DIRT Northeast's all-time big-block Modified winner's list since the organization was formed in 1976. (historical data researched by Ed Biitttig, Sr.)

Overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship Point Standings
(through Rolling Wheels – September 4, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Hometrack Bonus Wins T-5 T-10 Starts
14J Alan Johnson 1,922 0 $64,125 Fulton 300 6 14 15 19
19 Tim Fuller 1,844 (78) $45,700 Fulton 300 3 14 16 19
91 Billy Decker 1,835 (87) $46,925 Brewerton 284 3 14 16 19
20 Brett Hearn 1,650 (272) $32,350 Orange Co 300 2 9 13 19
1 Gary Tomkins 1,642 (280) $32,250 Canandaigua 300 1 10 14 19
42p Pat Ward 1,537 (385) $17,200 Cayuga Co 278 0 3 13 19
27J Danny Johnson1,498 (424) $20,950 Cayuga Co 272 1 2 11 19
44s Matt Sheppard 1,480 (442) $17,825 Cayuga Co 292 0 2 10 19
98h Jimmy Phelps 1,450 (472) $21,600 Fulton 272 1 4 13 19
7x Steve Paine 1,416 (506) $14,650 Canandaigua 294 0 2 9 19
77x Dale Planck 1,390 (532) $19,275 Cayuga Co 260 1 2 11 18
44c Frank Cozze 1,182 (740) $12,250 Rolling Whls 103 0 3 7 19
8J Tom Sears Jr. 1,013 (909) $6,725 Fulton 238 0 1 2 16
3 Justin Haers 895 (1,027)$6,025 Can Am 264 0 1 3 12
32c Vic Coffey 883 (1,039)$6,975 Canandaigua 284 0 2 5 11
10 Stewart Friesen 767 (1,155)$3,713 Can-Am 248 0 0 2 10
Z Butch Tittle 719 (1,203)$3,550 Canandaigua 206 0 0 0 12
60 Kenny Stafford[R]717 (1,205)$3,100 Can-Am 244 0 0 0 9
11 Kyle Jacobs[R] 675 (1,247)$3,825 Can-Am 230 0 1 1 9
6J Joe Isabell[R] 614 (1,308)$2,475 Brewerton 214 0 0 0 7

Gater Racing News Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS LAP LEADERS
Mar. 25 Hagerstown 100 95-Hearn, 5-Tremont
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 50-Decker
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 40-Fuller, 10-Coffey
May 28 Cayuga County 100 61-D.Johnson, 24-Coffey, 15-Fuller
Jun 14 Lernerville 100 50-A.Johnson, 36-Fuller, 14-Decker
Jun 15 Susquehanna 100 71-D.Planck, 29-Horton
June 21 Ransomville 100 50-A.Johnson, 50-T.McCreadie
July 4 Brockville 100 75-P.O’Brien, 13-Paine, 12-A.Johnson
July 9 Cornwall 100 83-Planck, 16-Sheppard, 1-K.Jacobs
July 10 Drummond 105 52-Hearn, 47-Tomkins, 6-Planck
July 13 Orange County 100 100-Decker
July 19 Grandview 100 72-A.Johnson, 21-Paine, 7-Strunk
Aug. 5 Eldora 100 100-Fuller
Aug. 7 Merrittville 100 99-A.Johnson, 1-Burley
Aug. 10 Canandaigua 100 17-Fuller, 83-Tomkins
Aug. 16 New Egypt 100 68-Martz, 32-Fuller
Aug. 30 Brewerton 100 56-A.Johnson, 15-Fuller, 12-Ward, 7-Burley, 6-Phelps, 4-Hearn
Sep. 3 Cayuga County 100 55-A.Johnson, 45-Brownell
Sep. 4 Rolling Wheels 101 61-A.Johnson, 40-Haers

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
Hagerstown B.Decker, J.Horton, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, S.Friesen, M.Sheppard.
Rolling Wheels G.Tomkins, S.Paine, T.McCreadie, B.Decker, F.Cozze.
Cayuga County S.Paine, J.Phelps, P.Ward, C.Bower
Lernerville A.Johnson, M.Sheppard, S.Friesen, S.Paine.
Susquehanna B.Decker, S.Friesen, R.Johnson, S.Paine.
Ransomville B.Decker, A.Johnson, F.Cozze, M.Sheppard
Brockville D.Planck, P.O’Brien, T.Fuller, P.Ward, D.O’Brien
Cornwall D.Planck, D.Johnson, P.O’Brien, B.McDonald, P.Ward
Drummond B.Hearn, P.Ward, A.Johnson, J.Phelps
Orange County T.Fuller, T.Meier, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, R.Eurich, D.Planck
Grandview J.Horton, B.Pauch, F.Cozze, B.Hearn
Eldora A.Johnson, G.Tomkins, F.Cozze
Merrittville T.Fuller, B.Hearn, B.Decker, A.Johnson
Canandaigua A.Johnson, B.Decker, T.Burley, C.Bower
New Egypt F.Cozze, A.Johnson, S.Martz, T.Fuller
Brewerton T.Fuller, D.Johnson, B.Decker, M.Sheppard
Cayuga County A.Johnson, B.Decker, J.Brownell, Je.Isabell, M.Sheppard.
Rolling Wheels A.Johnson, T.Fuller, M.Sheppard, B.Hearn, J.Haers, B.Decker

Integra Shocks Modified Time Trials
*New track record.
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
Hagerstown 1/2-mile Billy Decker 19.391 sec. 92.827 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Gary Tomkins 20.643 sec. 108.996 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Steve Paine 15.868 sec. 85.077 mph
Lernerville 4/10-mile Alan Johnson *16.180 sec. 88.999 mph
Susquehanna 4/10-mile Billy Decker *18.060 sec. 79.734 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker 16.771 sec. 80.496 mph
Brockville 1/4-mile Pierre Berthiaume 14.475 sec. 62.176 mph
Cornwall 1/4-mile Matt Sheppard *12.882 sec. 69.865 mph
Drummond 4/10-mile Dale Planck 17.278 sec. 83.343 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile Billy Decker 21.697 sec. 103.701 mph
Grandview 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.032 sec. 79.830 mph
Eldora 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 16.358 sec. 110.038 mph
Merrittville 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.909 sec. 75.429 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 18.278 sec. 98.479 mph
New Egypt 1/2-mile Frank Cozze 17.334 sec. 103.842 mph
Brewerton 1/3-mile Tim Fuller *14.350 sec. 83.565 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Alan Johnson *15.647 sec. 86.279 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Alan Johnson *20.029 sec. 112.337 mph

NEWS & NOTES
Mr. DIRT Title On The Line: In 2006 the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Champion will be determined by adding a driver's best five (5) feature race finishes (through Labor Day) from a designated home track to the points earned in Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events. With many drivers accustomed to competing at multiple tracks on a regular basis, only the best finishes at one track are counted. The 31st Mr. DIRT Championship run will be contested at 19 tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio, along with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-seven scheduled tour events will carry valuable points counting directly towards the coveted title, with the champion crowned after eight months of ground-pounding short-track activity.
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The current list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Fast Timers Earn Integra Shocks Award: In a joint agreement made between Integra Shocks and DIRT MotorSports NorthEast, Integra Shocks will play an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series during the 2006 race season. The fast driver during Advance Auto Parts SDS qualifying will earn the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' and the driver winning the most Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the season will collect a bonus set of four Integra Shocks ($1,000 value) at the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Banquet in November. The Advance Auto Parts Series has recognized fast time trialers since 1983, with 1999 marking the first year the awards program included every tour event scheduled during the year. All-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 34 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past 20 years.
Drivers will continue to draw for time trial order and the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' winner will collect $100 and 5 bonus points as well as pole-position in the first qualifying heat. A heads-up format based on time trial results will be used to determine the starting order for each qualifying race, with the top three finishers earning additional bonus points as follows: 1st-5 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-1 pt. A driver may earn only a maximum of 5 points in preliminary events even if the fast timer is also a heat race winner.
A Classic Beginning: "The Coors National 200 is recognized as one of the classic dirt races in the country today, and obviously our biggest event of the year," said Howard Commander, current Lebanon Valley Speedway owner/promoter and nephew of original proprietor Lou Spanier. "That first year was a big experiment, everybody said no cars could finish 200 laps and we had a dozen at the end. We had around 130 cars trying to qualify and a good crowd considering it was old and rainy. But they all came back."
And Hundreds of racers and thousands of fans have been coming back ever since.
Following a handful of years promoting open competition specials at Lebanon Valley, the thought of a 200-lap race posting a $10,000 purse was considered quite revolutionary at the time for a half-mile track. But when the time came, October 3, 1965, Spanier's publicity attracted a full field of stockers to a full house of bundled race enthusiasts. And in record-breaking time Ed Patnode earned the pole-position with the best clocking and shared front row in the 40-car field with Don Yenks, who emerged as the early race leader. Third-place starter Frankie Schneider took over on lap three and survived intermittent rain throughout the event to garner the inaugural $2,000 top prize. The race lasted one hour, forty-three minutes and three seconds and finishing one lap behind Schneider were runner-up Will Cagle and Billy Rafter while Bob Santos and Billy Blum rounded out the front-five. Patnode, Herby Tillman, Bob Leach, Jerry Hayes, Jim Markle, B.C. Wood, Howie Westerveldt, Bill Scheffel, Ernie Marshall and Ray Sitterly completed the top-15. Spanier's latest innovation had written the newest chapter in Capital District racing history and by far the best was yet to come.

"Coors National 200" Modified Winners (1965-2005)
YEAR LAPS FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
2005 200 Brett Hearn – Andy Bachetti – Wayne Jelley – J.R. Heffner – Tim Fuller
2004 200 Andy Bachetti - Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Tim McCreadie - Chad Brachmann
2003 200 Alan Johnson - Kenny Tremont - J.R. Heffner - Eddie Marshall - Jimmy Horton
2002 200 Brett Hearn - Andy Bachetti - Billy Decker - J.R. Heffner - Danny Johnson
2001 200 Danny Johnson - Billy Decker - Donnie Corellis - Vic Coffey - Matt Quinn
2000 202 Billy Decker - Alan Johnson - Tim McCreadie - Rich Ricci,Jr. - Steve Paine
1999 203 Kenny Tremont - Danny Johnson - Tim Fuller - Jimmy Horton - Jack Johnson
1998 201 Kenny Tremont - Billy Decker - Jeff Heotzler - Rich Ricci,Jr. - Pat Ward
1997 109 Rich Ricci,Jr. - Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Billy Decker - Doug Hoffman
1996 200 Danny Johnson - Jack Johnson - Jeff Heotzler - Jimmy Horton - Brett Hearn
1995 200 Bob McCreadie - Billy Decker - Jimmy Horton - Jeff Heotzler - Doug Hoffman
1994 200 Jack Johnson - Brett Hearn - Billy Decker - Eddie Marshall - Jeff Heotzler
1993 200 Jack Johnson - Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Jeff Heotzler - Kenny Tremont
1992 200 Doug Hoffman - Bob McCreadie - Jimmy Horton - Billy Decker - Dick Larkin
1991 200 Billy Decker - Jimmy Horton - Kenny Tremont - Bob McCreadie - Jeff Trombley
1990 200 Doug Hoffman - Bob McCreadie - Brett Hearn - Matt Quinn - Eddie Marshall
1989 181 Billy Decker - Ed Haenelt - Danny Johnson - Eddie Marshall - Rich Eurich
1988 200 Billy Decker - Rich Eurich - Danny Johnson - Ed Haenelt - Jack Johnson
1987 200 Danny Johnson - Dave Lape - John Flach - Tommy Corellis - Chuck Akulis
1986 200 Tommy Corellis - Brett Hearn - Danny Johnson - Dave Lape - Dick Larkin
1985 200 Jimmy Horton - Jack Johnson - Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Alan Johnson
1984 200 Brett Hearn - Tommy Corellis - Joe Plazek - Kenny Tremont - Randy Glenski
1983 200 Brett Hearn - Tommy Corellis - Alan Johnson - Dave Lape - Charlie Castle
1982 200 Jack Johnson - Merv Treichler - Kenny Tremont - Dave Lape - Jeff Kappesser
1981 200 Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Will Cagle - Carl Reynolds - Ed Haenelt
1980 200 Tommy Corellis - Will Cagle - Jack Johnson - Alan Johnson - Lou Lazzaro
1976-79 -----NO RACES
1975 200 Kenny Coon - Win Slavin - Tommy Corellis - Bob Rosell - Will Cagle
1974 200 Rene Charland - Sammy Beavers - Bob Rossell - Stan Wetmore - Dick Tobias
1973 200 Mert Hulbert - Jackie Wilson - Will Cagle - Harold Montayne - Chuck Ely
1972 200 Gerald Chamberlain - Bob Rossell - Bobby Botccher - Bobby Gerhart - Harold Montayne
1971 200 Bobby Gerhart - Bobby Bottcher - Ed Delmolino - Harry Peek - Harold Montayne
1970 200 Bobby Gerhart - Bobby Bottcher - Bob Rossell - Bobby Leach - Frankie Schneider
1969 200 Stan Ploski - Harold Montayne - Tommy Corellis - Lee Hendrickson - Dick Hansen
1968 200 Carl VanHorn - Frankie Schneider - Lou Lazzaro - Vince Quenneville - Don Diffendorf
1967 200 Jackie Evans - Frankie Schneider - Jerry Townley - Billy Rafter - Buzzie Reutimann
1966 200 Pete Corey - Frankie Schneider - Lou Lazzaro - Will Cagle - Don Diffendorf
1965 200 Frankie Schneider - Will Cagle - Billy Rafter - Bob Santos - Billy Blum

2005 Race Review: Garden State standout Brett Hearn added to his resume Saturday night, Sept. 10 as he captured a record fifth career victory in the 37th Annual Coors National 200 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown at Lebanon Valley Speedway. The $10,000 victory was his third tour triumph of the season and improved his all-time series-high total to 87 extra-distance wins. The mandatory window for pit stops for the season's first double century grind was once again established between laps 50 and 150. When Central New York invader Jeff Isabell slowed in turn two to bring out the sixth caution period of the race on lap 65, that was the cue for all but seven of the cars to turn pitside. Early leader Bachetti held nearly a straightaway advantage over Hearn before the yellow flag flew but following his only infield trip he returned eighth while Hearn charged back out in sixth behind just those drivers that elected to remain trackside during the slowdown. Valley regular Ron Dwyer moved to the point after the mass migration to the pits and finally relinquished the lead to Hearn on lap 135, this time after Isabell's JIR Motorsports mount came to a stop high in turn four. Bachetti shadowed Hearn the rest of the way as did Wayne Jelley, J.R. Heffner and eventual overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT points champion Tim Fuller, with the order remaining intact until the checkered flag waved. Valley favorite Eddie Marshall rallied into sixth-place with Donnie Corellis, Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen the last to be scored on the lead lap. Bert 'Hard Charger' Russ Reckner filled out the top-10.
2006 Feature Win Leaders: Heading into the Lebanon Valley weekend, 27 tracks have hosted DIRT-sanctioned big-block Modified races with 54 drivers scoring victories in the 164 features run. Riding a two-race Advance Auto Parts SDS win streak, current Mr. DIRT points leader Alan Johnson tops the list with 15 triumphs followed by defending Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller with 14 wins and recently crowned Lernerville and Tri-City points champion Kevin Bolland with 10. All-time Advance Auto Parts Series race winner Brett Hearn and defending Syracuse Eckerd 200 champion Billy Decker both have nine wins while past Mr. DIRT champions Gary Tomkins and Pat O’Brien have reached victory lane eight times along with Western Pa./Ohio standout Rex King. Matt Sheppard owns six first-place trophies, Frankie Caprara owns five feature wins while Steve Paine, Pat Ward, Vic Coffey and Pennsylvanian Brian Swartzlander has taken seven checkered flags. Three-time winners are Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont and Andy Bachetti as Jimmy Phelps, Dale Planck, Jimmy Horton, Justin Haers, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Murdick, Tom Winkle, Ric Hill, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Billy Dunn are the only other drivers to repeat.
Super Series Stats: Since the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series debut in 1980, 43 tracks have staged 552 extra-distance events. Along with Hearn's DIRT-best 485 (323 big-block/162 small-block) Modified wins registered at more than 30 tracks throughout the Northeast, the 'Jet' has flown to the top on the all-time Advance Auto Parts (89) Super DIRT Series win chart, with a division-best 62 extra-distance triumphs coming in Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series competition. Highlighted by five 200-lap victories, 12 Advance Auto Parts SDS wins have been scored at the Valley of Speed.

All-Time Advance Auto Parts SDS Win Leaders: 1980-Sept. 4, 2006
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
89 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Drummond, 7/10/06
60 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 5/28/06
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
45 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/06
35 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Orange County, 7/13/06
28 Jack Johnson Cayuga County, 7/16/80 Orange County, 6/14/01
26 Doug Hoffman Orange County, 10/25/87 Lowe's, 4/6/02
26 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/7/85 Canandaigua, 9/25/03
18 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 9/26/99 Drummond, 8/23/04
16 Jimmy Horton Lebanon Valley, 7/8/80 Susquehanna, 6/15/06
14 Tim Fuller Rolling Wheels, 9/21/03 New Egypt, 8/16/06
13 Kenny Tremont Lebanon Valley, 7/9/92 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
12 Gary Tomkins Hagerstown, 3/30/02 Canandaigua, 8/10/06
9 Kenny Brightbill Fonda, 10/18/87 Bridgeport, 6/19/97
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05

Coors 200 Coverage On The Web: If fans can’t make the trip to see the racing action at Lebanon Valley, they can tune in for LIVE Audio coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event. Host Shane Andrews begins by reporting on every lap from Integra Shocks Time Trials to victory lane on Saturday, Sept. 9 starting at 4:00pm ET. LIVE audio/video broadcasts on the Dirt Radio Network and Dirtvision.com are free to enjoy. Enhanced features to the Dirt Radio Network broadcasts including online text chat, and updated results are another advantage that ALL Registered users can enjoy for FREE for the remainder of March.
DIRTVision.com is celebrating its third year of providing fans, media, teams, promoters and sponsors with access to live and on-demand cybercasts of many DIRT MotorSports-sanctioned events. In 2006 the DIRTVision schedule will include more than 100 live and on-demand cybercasts including select World of Outlaws Sprint Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series, plus UMP and MARS events. 2006 Season Subscriptions are available now on a month-to-month basis for $9.99.
Unfamiliar with the LIVE DIRT Radio Network broadcasts? Log on to Dirtvision.com and click the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and common issues that some users may experience. Make sure to register well in advance of the next show to help troubleshoot any problems that may be encountered. Basic tools will be a Dirtvision.com account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; all of which are FREE.
The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which is now recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports™ for the next five years. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports™ events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Brett Hearn led off the Eckerd activity in Kittanning, Pa. on Wednesday, June 14th as the first 90 fans arriving at the store received a free ticket to the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Race at Lernerville Speedway scheduled for later that same day. Eckerd, America’s Family Pharmacy, has been a sponsor of DIRT MotorSports racing and the Eckerd 200 race at Super DIRT Week since 1997. Eckerd kicked off its 2006 season with promotions in the Carolinas and sponsorship of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt track @ Lowes Motor Speedway on May 24. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

UPCOMING EVENTS
With track bonus points issued as the top touring teams head to Lebanon Valley, only two more Advance Auto Parts SDS point events remain in the month before teams make their final run toward the covered Mr. DIRT Championship in October. The Advance Auto Parts ‘Original Pizza Logs 100’ at Canandaigua Speedway on September 15 comes next with activity culminating in the National 200 headliner during World Series of DIRT Track Racing Weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Victoria 200 at Fulton Speedway on Sept. 30 is a non-point race that offers a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/ECKERD QUAL. (LOCATION)
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway B.DECKER/PAT WARD
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway A.JOHNSON/PAT O’BRIEN
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond B.HEARN/GARY TOMKINS
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway B.DECKER/JEFF HEOTZLER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway A.JOHNSON/JIMMY PHELPS
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway T.FULLER/STEVE PAINE
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway A.JOHNSON/PETE BICKNELL
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway G.TOMKINS/JEFF BROWNELL JR.
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway T.FULLER/FRANK COZZE
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway J.PHELPS/TODD BURLEY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway A.JOHNSON/MATT SHEPPARD
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway A.JOHNSON/JUSTIN HAERS
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


28 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 6, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The World Series of Stock Car Racing in Syracuse was back in the hands of Gary Balough for an unprecedented third straight time but it was rookie of the race 28 years ago Brett Hearn that began his rise to prominence on the treacherous Moody Mile. Today owning an all-time Fairgrounds record of 16 first-place (12 big-block) finishes, the New Jersey star took top first-year honors in 1978 steering the VanIderstine Gremlin to an eighth-place finish after time trialing fourth fastest at age 20.


Race Team Entry Forms Now Available On DIRT MotorSports Website

Weedsport, NY – September 6, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Team entry forms for Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8, and its traditional satellite events at Rolling Wheels Raceway, as well as the Legends Championships at Canandaigua Speedway and World Series Weekend at Rolling Wheels are now available for print on-line.
To obtain Super DIRT Week entry forms, simply enter the DIRT MotorSports website, choose DIRT NorthEast from the leftside list, click on the Super DIRT Week logo at the top where a “Super DIRT Week Event Entry Form” selection can be found. PDF versions for Eckerd 200 big-block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock championship events can be downloaded and printed out.
Two links are available at the top of the Rolling Wheels homepage www.rollingwheelsraceway.com for the 20th Annual World Series Championship Weekend, Sept. 22-23, along with the 358-Modified and Sportsman Mr. DIRT Series Championship events scheduled Oct. 6-7 at the ‘Fast Track.’
Atop the Canandaigua main page www.canandaiguaspeedway.com is a link to the “Legends Championship Racing Entry Form” now available to click on for both Advance Auto Parts Modified and Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series contenders in the Sept. 15 doubleheader slated for the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval.
Contact the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast office in Weedsport, N.Y. at 315/834-6606 or log into www.dirtmotorsports.com for additional information posted throughout the remainder of the 2006 race season.


29 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 5, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The headline ‘Schaefer 100’ never happened 29 years ago with the 1977 edition postponed to the following Spring for the only time in race history. The results were colossal; rough track conditions, snow flurries then fire that wiped out a dozen cars including Wayne Reutimann (pictured) who had the entire roof of his #666 mount ripped off in this backstretch accident. When the smoke cleared Gary Balough won his second straight Syracuse title, an eventual landmark occasion as he went on to cop the Salt City showdown just seven months later.


Blane Smith Makes It Two Straight Full-Fender Wins At ‘Fast Track’

Elbridge, NY – September 4, 2006 – By Gary Spaid, Rolling Wheels PR
The longer tracks must appeal to 2006 Canandaigua Speedway Expert Street Stock champion, Blane Smith. On Monday, September 4 Smith won the Street Stock 15-lap portion of the Robert N. Petrocci Memorial, his second straight feature race victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway.
Thirty-one Street Stocks were on hand as part of the special held each Labor Day at the track founded by Robert N. Petrocci back in 1969. Along with an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series for Modifieds (Alan Johnson winner) and the opening round of the Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Championship (Russ Hefti winner), a total of 157 race cars made for an overflow pit area.
The 15-lap feature opened with pole-sitter Mike Minutolo taking the lead at the outset followed by Dave Mannise, the recently crowned Cayuga County Fair Speedway champion. Mannise made the move for the lead and was followed by Nick Rizzo and Smith, while Minutolo fell back to fourth on the second lap of the race. The first yellow flag flew as David Pope sat at the bottom of the first turn banking. On the ensuing restart Minutolo darted by Rizzo to grab second.
Mannise was able to pull away from the field by two car lengths before another yellow waved on lap four when Andy Fisk slowed in the first turn with a flat tire. Fisk returned to the race, one lap down following a fast pit stop. One lap five, caution lights flashed for a third time when Mike Schultz stopped on the front stretch. Back under green Mannise led Minutolo, Smith, Rizzo and Leroy Lewis. Smith was able to take second from Minutolo and run down Mannise, making his pass for the lead on lap nine down the back stretch. Once in front Smith set sail.
On lap 11 the biggest pile-up of the race happened in the first turn. Involved were Nathan Peckham, Chuck Cushman, Lewis and Mike Welch. On the restart Minutolo’s race ended as he turned pitside out of the race. Smith poured on the coal and moved away from runner-up Mannise when the green unfurled. At the checkers it was Smith with his second Rolling Wheels in ‘06 followed by Mannise, Rizzo, Steve Crouse and Ron Hawker. “The track was great tonight,” stated an elated Smith in Victory Lane. Thanks to new clay the surface held up much better and produced much less dust. The surface remained fast enough to set records all night long.
The next Street Stock race at the ‘Fast Track’ is scheduled for Friday, September 22, as part of Rolling Wheels Raceway’s traditional Wheels Weekend. This event will be a 20-lapper, paying $500 to win. The Wheels Weekend offers a new format, this year running on Friday and Saturday evenings instead of the traditional Saturday-Sunday format.
But before that, a brand new event was recently penciled in at Rolling Wheels Raceway on September 9. The upcoming Saturday “Late Night” Street Drags special will offer single elimination dashes for Domestics, Imports, Cycles and 4-Wheelers with Shine-n-Show competition, db Drags and a Burnout Showdown headlining the evening agenda. Rolling Wheels’ gates open Sat., Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and drags pull off the line at 8 o'clock sharp. The entry fee for every event participant is $15.00 with the general admission ticket price set at $5.00 for all.

ROBERT N. PETROCCI MEMORIAL RACE SUMMARY
DIRT STREET STOCK
HEAT 1: M. Minutolo, D. Mannise, N. Peckham, S. Crouse, C. Cushman, C. Chappius.
HEAT 2: N. Rizzo, D. Marcuccilli, L. Lewis, J. Wallace, S. Stanton, R. Ingraham.
HEAT 3: A. Fisk, B. Smith, F. Burnell, S. Woodworth, J. Verne, D. Smith.
CONSI: S. Smith, R. Hawker, D. Pope, M. Welch, M. Schultz, B. Thomas.

FEATURE (15-laps): BLANE SMITH, Dave Mannise, Nick Rizzo, Steve Crouse, Ron Hawker, Dave Marcuccilli, Frank Burnell, Doug Smith, Scott Smith, Mike Schultz, Steve Woodworth, Jim Wallace, Nate Peckham, Leroy Lewis, Bill Thomas, Robert Ingraham, Mike Welch, Colton Chappius, Andy Fisk, Mike Minutolo, Chuck Cushman, Josh Verne, Scott Stanton, David Pope.


Hefti “Zeros” In On 2nd Mr. DIRT Sportsman Title At Rolling Wheels

Elbridge, NY – September 4, 2006 – By Don Post, DIRT Sportsman Series Reporter
Jordan, N.Y. pilot Russ Hefti began defense of his 2005 Mr. DIRT Sportsman
title by notching the first of 12 Series events which began on Labor Day
evening at "The Fast Track” Rolling Wheels Raceway. Hefti stated prior to
racing, "This will be our last season and we really want to go out in style."
That he did as he dominated a stellar field of 63 cars that signed in with just 30 starting spots on the line. Hefti brought in the season championship from the Cayuga County Fair Speedway won just the night before in preparation for the second season on the Mr. DIRT Sportsman Trail. Hefti also stated in the pits after the race, "I thought things would be a lot harder as I didn't know what Shawn (Donath) had. I saw him out front running up against the cushion and couldn't understand why. We'll never know now."
With addition of provisional starters Kevin Wills and Rob Bellinger, the 32-car starting field was brought to Matt Burdick's green flag by Donath and Ransomville Speedway regular Mark Potter. Donath went to the front and raced the cushion in the initial four laps, however, the top side was not kind to Donath as a right rear went down and ended his night early. The restart found a scramble in turn one and two for Joe Williams Jr., Roy Bresnahan, Jipp Ortiz and Steve Schumacher.
Hefti still commanded the point as the race went yellow for Mike Bowman, Rob
Bellinger and Todd Henderson in turn one slowing the action. Just three laps later the yellow would be displayed for Jim LaRock and Paul Guererri in turn two.
Steering the potent red #0 Clearview Windows-Sunsetter Awnings/Bicknell entry, Hefti stretched his lead to nearly a full straightaway and Potter, Chris Higgins, Scott Schrader and Rob Pratt filled the top-five. Higgins stated later, "We geared the car wrong and had to use the bottom most of the race and get what we could from it." Laps 22 and 25 found the top-five shaken up after brief yellows were displayed for spins. Over the final five laps fifth-place runner Scott Schrader in the Fox's Auto Bicknell found something as he ran through to second at the checkers. Schrader stated, "We got better as the race went on and some of the guys in front were fighting for position and I took advantage."
Hefti was followed to the stripe by Schrader, Potter, Higgins and recently crowned Genesee Speedway points king Brian Sage. Rounding out the top-10 were Jack Meeks, Rob Pratt, Todd Henderson, John Behron and Mark D'llario.
Heat wins for the 63 DIRT Sportsman teams registered for competition went to Shawn Donath, Mark Potter, Chris Hile, Russ Hefti, Chris Higgins, and Steve Schumaker. Three last chance consolation round qualifiers were taken by Sammy Reakes, Rob Pratt and Tim Currier.

Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series Race #1 – Rolling Wheels Raceway, Sept. 4, 2006 Event Summary
FEATURE (30-laps): 0-RUSS HEFTI, 58-Scott Schrader, 71m-Mark Potter, 19h-Chris Higgins, 11-Brian Sage, 43j-Jack Meeks, p38-Rob Pratt, 18h-Todd Henderson, 6j-John Behron, 08-Mark D’Ilario, 16x-Danny Creeden, 0j-Jipp Ortiz, 58L-Jim LaRock, 5j-Chris Hile, 10-Tim Currier, 24-Brandon Sweet, 56-Steve Schumacher, 20x-Kevin Ridley, 111-Kevin Wills, 8-Rob Bellinger, 6d-Darrell Ford, 18r-Brad Rouse, 87-Shawn Donath, 36c-Mark Webb, 19-Joe Williams Jr., 7-Paul Guererri, 5-Don Spatorico, 67g-Eric Giguere, 02-Roy Bresnahan, 16-Mike Bowman, 17k-Sammy Reakes IV, 21h-James Henry.

LAP LEADERS: Donath (1-4), Hefti (5-30).
CAUTIONS: 6 (lap 5, lap 5, lap 8, lap 11, lap 22, lap 26).
SYRACUSE SUNOCO CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER: Russ Hefti.
DID NOT QUALIFY(31)
0x-Josh Hefti
01-Chris Raabe
1j-Jim Spano
2m-Jon Teserio
3-Erik Holmgren
4-Daryl Hilkert
4r-Mike Ruggiero
8L-Phil LaVare
9j-Billy Shantel Jr.
10v-Josh VanBrocklin
12-Dave Donath
12c-Chad Chevalier
13j-Jim Peters
14-Jeremy Pitcher
22-Bruce Dewick
25g-Nick Guererri
33x-Matt Janczuk
34-Nick Joy
44-Jessica Zemken
44x-Shane Jablonka
54-Mark Chiddy
54j-Dave Just
54jr.-Scott Just
66-Dan Wiesner
76-Rob Bussey
88-Beth Schneider
88x-Brandon Warner
98-Kevin Ward
111x-Shane Donath
117-Alex Tonkin
777-Tyler McPherson

QUALIFYING
Heat Races (8 laps, top 3 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Shawn Donath, Sage, Creeden, D.Just, Ford, Wiesner, Wills, Ruggiero, Tonkin, Shane Donath, Janczuk (DNS).
#2: Potter, Behron, Webb, Henry, Reakes, Sweet, N.Guererri, Jablonka, Raabe, Joy, LaVare (DNS).
#3: Hile, Henderson, Spatorico, Pratt, Peters, D.Donath, Holmgren, Dewick, Zemken, Spano, Bellinger.
#4: R.Hefti, Schrader, Williams, LaRock, Bowman, Giguere, VanBrocklin, J.Hefti, Schneider, Chiddy.
#5: Higgins, D’Ilario, Bresnahan, Currier, Shantel, S.Just, McPherson, Warner, Teserio, Ward.
#6: Schumacher, Ridley, Meeks, P.Guererri, Rouse, Pitcher, Bussey, Chevalier, Hilkert, Ortiz.

Consolation Round (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Reakes, Henry, Ford, Sweet, Wiesner, Raabe, Wills, Ruggiero, Jablonka, Joy, Tonkin, N.Guererri, D.Just, Shane Donath, Lavare (DNS), Matt Janczuk (DNS).
#2: Pratt, LaRock, Bowman, Giguere, D.Donath, Holmgren, Chiddy, VanBrocklin, Peters, Bellinger, Dewick, Schneider, J.Hefti, Zemken, Spano (DNS).
#3: Currier, P.Guererri, Rouse, Ortiz, Pitcher, Bussey, McPherson, Chevalier, Warner, Shantel, S.Just, Ward, Hilkert, Teserio.
Provisionals: Kevin Wills, Rob Bellinger.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
The 17th Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series continues with a big tripleheader beginning in Western New York at Ransomville Speedway on Friday, Sept. 8 and Genesee Speedway on Sept. 9 before closing out the weekend north of the border with a 50-lap finale at Humberstone (Ont.) Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 10. Each extra-distance affair offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Sportsman Championship.

2006 MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN SERIES SCHEDULE
*Show up points only
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK – LOCATION / WINNER
Mon-Sep 4 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 8 50 Ransomville Speedway - Ransomville,NY
Sat-Sep 9 40 Genesee Speedway - Batavia,NY
Sun-Sep 10 50 Humberstone Speedway - Pt.Colborne,ONT
Fri-Sep 15 30 Canandaigua Speedway - Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 16 30 Brockville Ontario Speedway - Brockville,ONT
Sat-Sep 23 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
Fri-Sep 29 30 Fulton Speedway - Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4 30 Can-Am Motorsports Park - LaFargeville,NY
Fri-Oct 6 30 Rolling Wheels Raceway - Elbridge,NY
*Sat-Oct 7 30 New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse,NY
Sat-Oct 21 75 Orange County Fair Speedway - Middletown,NY


Second Straight Advance Auto Parts Series Triumph For Leader Johnson

Elbridge, NY – September 4, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
When Alan Johnson climbed out of his car in victory lane Monday night it was deja-vous all over again for the Phelps, N.Y. driver. Just one day after dusting the field at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Johnson produced his second straight Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series victory in nearly identical fashion across town at Rolling Wheels Raceway. DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s all-time big-block Modified feature winner set another track speed record, won his heat race qualifier, then led more than half the distance to score his second career win in the 35th Annual Robert N. Petrocci Memorial at the popular Elbridge oval. His latest $6,000 tour triumph was undoubtedly the most significant of the 2006 campaign as it guaranteed him a starting position no worse than seventh in the Eckerd 200 Championship scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8 during Super DIRT Week. Tim Fuller settled for runner-up honors ahead of consolation round qualifier Gary Tomkins, Advance Auto Parts SDS points runner-up Billy Decker and Justin Haers, who also earned a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
“It seems like its been awhile since we’ve won here so this obviously feels pretty good right now,” said Johnson, 48, who last reached the Rolling Wheels’ winner’s circle during the Independence day holiday in 2003 prior to scoring his 35th career victory on Labor Day. He placed 16th in the final RWR point standings last season with just one top-10 finish in four starts. “It’s great to be competitive here again, this car just seems to get better and better every race and makes you want to run it again and again.”
Johnson’s closest challengers in the 2006 points races chased ‘A.J. Slideways’ around the track once again and for the second successive night had little to offer the eight-time Rolling Wheels points king. The ‘Fast Track’ lived up to its name as Johnson was the fifth car to run under the clocks and scorched the 5/8-miler in a time of 20.029 sec. (112.337 mph). Wheeling the potent Jeff Rudalavage/Tony Laughing-owned no. 14J NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell machine, he easily erased the previous track mark of 20.146 sec. set by Tim Fuller in July of ‘04. “The crew just hit it right on the nose again,” boasted Johnson, on the heels of his fourth fast time in the past seven tour stops. “But it will be another guessing game with the track and 100 laps is a long way to go around this place.” Eight laps was a much shorter distance and Johnson returned to win his preliminary event before selecting fourth in the pre-race draw among the top-12 qualifiers from six heat races.
Young guns Ryan Phelps and Justin Haers shared front row on the all-star grid that expanded to 31 cars with the addition of provisional starter Jimmy Phelps. Continuing the riches to rags saga in the aftermath of Phelps’ dramatic Advance Auto Parts victory the Wednesday before at Brewerton Speedway, the H&H Motorsports ’07 Troyer mount was patched together after rolling over in the Cayuga County finale. Sixth in the last heat and 12th-place (last) in the final consi after timing 36th forced him to re-fire in the rear when the annual century grind took the green.
With overcast skies prevailing throughout the day, heavy track conditions produced near record speeds throughout the show although contact among the title race contenders was inevitable as three-wide maneuvers proved to be the norm in the early stages. The opening circuit was yellow-flagged as Pennsylvania invader Rick Laubach got crossed up low in turn four then collected Chad Brachmann and Jeff Isabell as he slid in their path before parking sideways. Only Isabell was lost for the duration while Brett Hearn made a surprise appearance pitside without losing a lap. After five laps were completed Haers ran ahead of Decker, Matt Sheppard, Ryan Phelps and Alan Johnson. “I don’t know why but we always seem to drop off the pace on the restarts,” noted Johnson, who filled the starting line-up in third at CCFS before getting stranded in fourth he first third of the Sunday’s race. “I guess the car just isn’t good on cold tires.”
While it took 46 laps for Johnson to heat up in the AAP Modified main at Weedsport, the veteran pilot found the needed traction low in turns one and two five laps earlier on Monday to secure the point for good. He initially out-muscled Phelps for fourth on lap 11 then improved to third when Matt Sheppard lost the spot as he contacted the lapped car of Brett Tonkin on lap 17 which brought out the second caution period. Just four laps later Jack Johnson slowed to force another yellow following a three-wide encounter on the back chute involving low running Tomkins and middle man Dale Planck. Less than 10 laps later Johnson had wrestled the runner-up position from Decker and set his sights on the 26 year-old driver of the Haers Bros. black no. 3 Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell entry.
Chad Phelps parked his mount in the middle of turn to bring out the fourth yellow flag as Haers led a parade of experienced open-wheel veterans that included past Mr. DIRT champions Johnson, Decker, Fuller and first consi winner Tomkins. Two-time RWR points champion Brett Hearn ran 13th but that proved unlucky as he suddenly pulled to the infield on the lap 36 restart with his trusty Madsen Motorsports no. 20 Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO ride coming to a stop inside turn two with a broken driveshaft. A quick caution was thrown just one lap later when Vic Coffey suffered a shredded right-rear tire on his own no. 32C Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell ride to bring an end to his night. It was on the lap 41 restart that Johnson ducked low entering the first corner and by the time the lead duo rounded turn two had taken command of a race he seemed destined to win from lap one. “I never saw if Justin had a left-front going down, I was too busy looking at my own front tires the whole race,” Johnson said post-race.
The second half of the race went just as planned for the Native Poker personnel, with Johnson able to build up big advantages every time a yellow flag flew. Chuck Bower (lap 65), Frank Cozze (lap 81) and Tom Sears Jr. (lap 92) retired in order under caution with mechanical problems as Fuller, Tomkins, Decker and Haers were left to fill front-five positions. Contact between Bobby Varin and Jeff Brownell Jr. in turn three collected Danny Johnson and extended the distance one circuit beyond the prescribed 100-lap distance. Fuel consumption was an afterthought as Johnson mirrored Sunday’s mastery of the Modified field to score his sixth Advance Auto Parts SDS victory in 19 starts and boost his career tour total to 45 which ranks him fourth all-time. He extended his Series points lead from 56 to 71 points in the process with just a half-dozen races remaining.
“We made a lot of changes since last night and had to chase the track a lot today,” said Johnson, who improved his career DIRT mark to 344 big-block feature wins since DIRT MotorSports was established in the Bicentennial. The second-generation driver is the only one to score at least one Modified victory every season since DIRT’s debut in 1976. “The track was a lot tackier than usual so we were guessing with the set-up all night. The team just keeps making the right changes when it matters most and here we are again. Winning races never gets boring this time of year.”
Despite a left-front tire turning soft in the closing stages, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT points king Fuller held on to finish eight car-lengths back in second --- one position better than last year’s weather-plagued event that also tested both man and machine. “I saw the tire going down so we got lucky tonight staying up front near the end,” said Fuller, 38, who was among just 13 of 31 drivers to see the final checkered flag with each completing all 101 laps. The no. 19 JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO machine has carried the Edwards, N.Y. pilot to six top-three finishes in the last nine Advance Auto Parts outings. “Second is still pretty good in this field. Just about any other year it might’ve been a first but there’s Alan again. We just keep rolling on, we’re still coming along and there’s a lot of big races to go. Alan’s having one of those years, all we can do is move on and get ready for the next one.”
For the second straight night defending Petrocci Memorial champion Tomkins was relegated to the consolation round where he came away with victory before rallying to third in the main event. “I just need to qualify better,” straight-lined Tomkins, 40, who started 22nd on Sunday before charging into fifth in the final rundown. The Clifton Springs, NY speedster pulled Doug Dulen’s no. 1 Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell entry into the 19th starting slot at RWR. “I can’t complain, third is great. I knew we were down on motor out here so we managed to make the best of it. I didn’t want to tighten up the car too much after the heat, being more afraid I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere early on come feature time. We passed a lot of cars and finished in one piece, that’s plenty to be thankful for tonight.”

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #19 – Rolling Wheels Raceway, September 4, 2006 35th Petrocci Memorial 100 Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 4 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY ($6,000)
2 12 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
3 19 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
4 6 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
5 2 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
6 8 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
7 3 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
8 1 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
9 31 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
10 7 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
11 25 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
12 17 14L Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA
13 18 1j Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY
14 14 29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY
15 23 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
16 16 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
17 26 88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
18 13 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
19 22 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
20 9 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
21 10 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
22 21 66 Jeff Heotzler/Wallkill,NY
23 27 49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
24 28 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
25 15 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
26 11 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
27 29 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
28 24 X Chad Phelps/Mexico,NY
29 5 12a Jack Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
30 30 15 Brett Tonkin/Carbondale,PA
31 20 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY

LAP LEADERS: Haers (1-40), A.Johnson (41-101).
CAUTIONS: 10 for 28 laps.
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Justin Haers.

DID NOT QUALIFY(31)
Z-Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
zero3-Zach Aubertine/Chaumont,NY
6n-Drew Ricco/Bellmawr,NJ
7-D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
7w-Donnie Wilson/Ramsey,NJ
10-Rich Eurich/Warwick,NY
14-Ron George Jr./Fonda,NY
14r-Jeff Trombley/Altamont,NY
14t-Terry Knoblock/Warners,NY
17t-Todd Town/Jordan,NY
17jr.-Jeff Heotzler,Jr./Wallkill,NY
18w-Scott Webb/Watertown,NY
21-Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
21k-Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
t21-Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
24-Chris Shultz/Pawling,NY
25-Mike Kolka/Circleville,NY
28p-Eldon Payne Jr./Hopewell,NY
33f-Mike Fusco/Broadalbin,NY
42b-Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
44w-Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
45m-Mike Ward/Genoa,NY
48too-Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
56-Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
60-Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
66j-Jared Petruska/Wayne,NJ
79-John Pfeffer/Hilton,NY
91h-Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
93-Ryan Bartlett/Adams,NY
93x-Bob Henry Jr./Clay,NY
734-Jim Secor,Jr./East Fishkill,NY

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 20.029 112.337 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
*NEW TRACK RECORD *$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 20.115 111.857 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
3 20.177 111.513 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
4 20.319 110.734 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
20.319 110.734 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
6 20.331 110.668 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
7 20.335 110.647 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
8 20.352 110.554 12a Jack Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
9 20.363 110.495 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
10 20.409 110.245 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
11 20.411 110.235 49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
12 20.426 110.154 1j Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY
13 20.455 109.998 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
14 20.471 109.912 29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY
15 20.480 109.863 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
16 20.522 109.638 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
17 20.527 109.612 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
18 20.565 109.409 66 Jeff Heotzler/Wallkill,NY
19 20.571 109.377 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
20 20.602 109.213 21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
21 20.620 109.117 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
22 20.641 109.006 88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
23 20.655 108.932 14L Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA
24 20.659 108.911 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
25 20.687 108.764 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
26 20.753 108.418 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
27 20.783 108.262 44w Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
28 20.800 108.173 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
29 20.833 108.002 93 Ryan Bartlett/Adams,NY
30 20.836 107.986 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
31 20.844 107.945 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
32 20.883 107.743 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
33 20.886 107.728 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
34 20.888 107.717 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
35 20.889 107.712 X Chad Phelps/Mexico,NY
36 20.906 107.625 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
37 20.925 107.527 79 John Pfeffer/Hilton,NY
38 20.934 107.481 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
39 20.962 107.337 14r Jeff Trombley/Altamont,NY
40 20.983 107.230 7w Donnie Wilson/Ramsey,NJ
41 21.005 107.117 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
42 21.054 106.868 15 Brett Tonkin/Carbondale,PA
43 21.109 106.590 93x Bob Henry Jr./Clay,NY
44 21.132 106.474 21k Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
45 21.220 106.032 28p Eldon Payne Jr./Hopewell,NY
46 21.343 105.421 734 Jim Secor,Jr./East Fishkill,NY
47 21.422 105.032 33f Mike Fusco/Broadalbin,NY
48 21.437 104.959 25 Mike Kolka/Circleville,NY
49 21.440 104.944 14t Terry Knoblock/Warners,NY
50 21.462 104.836 17jr. Jeff Heotzler,Jr./Wallkill,NY
51 21.492 104.690 17t Todd Town/Jordan,NY
52 21.500 104.651 91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
53 21.566 104.331 24 Chris Shultz/Pawling,NY
54 21.575 104.287 zero3 Zach Aubertine/Chaumont,NY
55 21.671 103.825 45m Mike Ward/Genoa,NY
56 21.688 103.744 66j Jared Petruska/Wayne,NJ
57 21.731 103.539 18w Scott Webb/Watertown,NY
58 21.904 102.721 7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
59 22.015 102.203 6n Drew Ricco/Bellmawr,NJ
60 22.132 101.663 10 Rich Eurich/Warwick,NY
61 22.351 100.667 t21 Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY
62 22.963 97.984 14 Ron George Jr./Fonda,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top-3 finishers transferred to feature, top 2 went to re-draw)
#1: A.Johnson, R.Phelps, Cozze, Beardsley, Jo.Isabell, Bates, Pfeffer, Knoblock, M.Ward, Ro.Chrysler, Henry.
#2: Fuller, J.Johnson, Brownell, Tomkins, D.Johnson, Vitale, Ra.Chrysler, Podsiadlo, Heotzler Jr., George, Petruska.
#3: Sheppard, P.Ward, Coffey, Sears, Trombley, Whaley, Town, Rauscher, Webb, Payne.
#4: Hearn, Bower, Brachmann, Je.Isabell, R.Johnson, Hulsizer, Homan, Forbes, Secor, Wilson.
#5: Haers, Paine, Laubach, Dunn, C.Phelps, Bartlett, Fusco, Shultz, Stafford, Ricco (DNS).
#6: Decker, Planck, Varin, Heotzler Sr., Tonkin, J.Phelps, Tittle, Kolka, Eurich, Aubertine.

Consolation Round (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Tomkins, Beardsley, D.Johnson, Jo.Isabell, Bates, Vitale, Podsiadlo, Henry, Pfeffer, Heotzler Jr., George, Ra.Chrysler, Knoblock (DNS), M.Ward (DNS), Ro.Chrysler (DNS), Petruska (DNS).
#2: Je.Isabell, Sears, Hulsizer, R.Johnson, Trombley, Rauscher, Whaley, Homan, Webb, Forbes, Town (DNS), Secor (DNS), Payne (DNS), Wilson (DNS).
#3: Heotzler Sr., C.Phelps, Dunn, Tonkin, Bartlett, Fusco, Tittle, Kolka, Shultz, Stafford, Eurich, J.Phelps, Ricco (DNS), Aubertine (DNS).
Provisional: Jimmy Phelps.

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through September 4, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,622 0 $64,125 6 14 15 19
2 91 Billy Decker 1,551 (71) $46,925 3 14 16 19
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,544 (78) $45,700 3 14 16 19
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,350 (272) $32,350 2 9 13 19
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,342 (280) $32,250 1 10 14 19
6 42p Pat Ward 1,259 (363) $17,200 0 3 13 19
7 27J Danny Johnson 1,226 (396) $20,950 1 2 11 19
8 44s Matt Sheppard 1,188 (434) $17,825 0 2 10 19
9 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,178 (444) $21,600 1 4 13 19
10 77x Dale Planck 1,130 (492) $19,275 1 2 11 18


30 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 4, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Another in the talented line of Florida racers that sought fame and fortune in the Northeast, controversial competitor Gary Balough rang in the new era of DIRT MotorSports racing at the Syracuse Mile during the Bicentennial. The Miami native staged the first of three consecutive dominating performances 30 years earlier steering the high-dollar Ferraiuolo Bros.-owned Grant King-designed machine equipped with Jim Kinsler’s exotic timed fuel injection system in the 496 cubic-inch powerplant. Injectors were outlawed and a 467ci motor limit was mandated the following year.


DIRT NE Weekend Wrap-Up 9-3

TRACK MEMBER

CLASS SANCTION

FEATURE WINNER

RACE NOTE

BREWERTON(Fri)

MODIFIED

Alan Johnson (40L)

BROCKVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

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CAN-AM(Sat)

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CANANDAIGUA(Sat)

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CAYUGA COUNTY(Sun)

MODIFIED/358

Alan Johnson (100L)

"Rush Hour On DIRT" on TWC

SPORTSMAN

Jeremy Pitcher (20L)

STREET STOCK

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CORNWALL(Sun)

358-MODIFIED

Rain - Postponed To Sept. 4

PRO STOCK

Rain - Postponed To Sept. 4

DRUMMOND(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Mario Clair (50L)

EDELWEISS(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Laurent Ladouceur (50L)

PRO STOCK

Clayton Benedict (20L)

FROGTOWN(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Jeff Sykes (50L)

PRO STOCK

Joey Ladouceur (20L)

FULTON(Sat)

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GENESEE(Sat)

SPORTSMAN

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GRANBY(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Alain Boisvert (40L)

HUMBERSTONE(Sun)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Knapp (25L)

LEBANON VALLEY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Hector Stratton (30L)

Tim Dwyer (30L)

*Rain-Delayed from 8/19

358-MODIFIED

Brett Hearn (24L)

LERNERVILLE(Fri)

MODIFIED

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MERRITTVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

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SPORTSMAN

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OHSWEKEN(Fri)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Pratt (25L)

ORANGE COUNTY(Sat)

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RANSOMVILLE(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Pete Bicknell (50L)

SPORTSMAN

Jipp Ortiz (25L)

PRO STOCK

Mike Williams (20L)

ROLLING WHEELS(Spl)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 4

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

THUNDER ALLEY(Fri)

MODIFIED/358

Frankie Caprara (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Jack Meeks (20L)

TRI-CITY(Sun)

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Alan Johnson Dominates Cayuga County Card With 5th Advance Auto Series Win

Weedsport, NY – September 3, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Alan Johnson put an exclamation mark on another perfect night Sunday at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, extending his tour points lead with his fifth Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series victory of the season. DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s all-time big-block Modified winner began the evening setting a new track record in Integra Shocks Time Trials, returned to win the first qualifying heat, then brought the curtain down by leading the final 55 laps to capture the 33rd Northeast 100 Championship worth $6,000. Matt Sheppard finished a 2006 tour best second position to earn a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Past Mr. DIRT champions Billy Decker, Steve Paine and Gary Tomkins filled out the front-five in the ‘Rush Hour on DIRT’ television production carried “live” by Time Warner Cable Sports.

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #18 – Cayuga County Fair Speedway, September 3, 2006 33rd Northeast 100 Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 3 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY ($6,000)
2 8 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
3 10 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
4 13 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
5 22 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
6 4 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
7 6 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
8 11 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
9 15 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
10 7 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
11 16 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
12 12 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
13 9 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
14 18 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
15 25 44w Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
16 27 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
17 19 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
18 20 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
19 24 21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
20 14 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
21 5 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
22 2 29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY
23 29 14r Jeff Trombley/Altamont,NY
24 23 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
25 17 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
26 30 06 Bob Bennett/Pennellville,NY
27 1 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
28 28 66 Jeff Heotzler/Wallkill,NY
29 21 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
30 26 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY

LAP LEADERS: Brownell (1-45), A.Johnson (46-100).
CAUTIONS: 11 for 18 laps.
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Matt Sheppard.

DID NOT QUALIFY(14)
zero3-Zach Aubertine/Chaumont,NY
6j-Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
6n-Drew Ricco/Bellmawr,NJ
7-D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
15-Brett Tonkin/Carbondale,PA
17jr.-Jeff Heotzler,Jr./Wallkill,NY
25-Mike Kolka/Circleville,NY
45m-Mike Ward/Genoa,NY
49-Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
0-Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
66j-Jared Petruska/Wayne,NJ
82s-Roy Shields/King Ferry,NY
91h-Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
734-Jim Secor,Jr./East Fishkill,NY

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
*1 14.647 92.169 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
*NEW TRACK RECORD *$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 15.659 86.212 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 15.767 85.622 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
4 15.830 85.281 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
5 15.841 85.222 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
6 15.927 84.762 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
7 15.930 84.746 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
8 16.021 84.264 29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY
9 16.035 84.191 21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
10 16.085 83.929 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
11 16.126 83.716 49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY
12 16.130 83.695 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
13 16.133 83.679 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
14 16.140 83.643 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
15 16.184 83.416 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
16 16.190 83.385 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
17 16.191 83.380 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
18 16.201 83.328 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
19 16.211 83.277 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
20 16.257 83.041 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
21 16.279 82.929 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
22 16.289 82.878 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
23 16.342 82.609 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
24 16.366 82.488 56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY
25 16.396 82.337 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
26 16.455 82.042 44w Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
27 16.459 82.022 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
28 16.465 81.992 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
29 16.599 81.330 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
30 16.658 81.042 15 Brett Tonkin/Carbondale,PA
31 16.764 80.530 91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
32 16.840 80.166 7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
33 16.859 80.076 25 Mike Kolka/Circleville,NY
34 16.931 79.735 6n Drew Ricco/Bellmawr,NJ
35 16.953 79.632 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
36 16.970 79.552 66 Jeff Heotzler/Wallkill,NY
37 17.025 79.295 45m Mike Ward/Genoa,NY
38 17.152 78.708 14r Jeff Trombley/Altamont,NY
39 17.204 78.470 06 Bob Bennett/Pennellville,NY
40 17.335 77.877 zero3 Zach Aubertine/Chaumont,NY
41 17.394 77.613 82s Roy Shields/King Ferry,NY
42 17.829 75.719 66J Jared Petruska/Wayne,NJ
43 18.160 74.339 17jr. Jeff Heotzler,Jr./Wallkill,NY
44 -NT- ----- 734 Jim Secor,Jr./East Fishkill,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top-4 finishers transferred to feature, top 2 went to re-draw)
#1: A.Johnson, P.Ward, Fuller, Bower, Whaley, Heotzler Sr., Homan, Shields, Dunn.
#2: Decker, D.Johnson, R.Johnson, J.Phelps, Tomkins, Forbes, M.Ward, Petruska, Jo.Isabell.
#3: Brownell, Hearn, Paine, Haers, Brachmann, Sears, Trombley, Kolka, Heotler Jr.
#4: Je.Isabell, Planck, Bates, Vitale, Podsiadlo, Tittle, Bennett, Ricco, Secor.
#5: Sheppard, Cozze, R.Phelps, Coffey, Beardsley, Tonkin, Stafford, Aubertine (DNS).
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Brachmann, Beardsley, Whaley, Tittle, Trombley, Stafford, Homan, Petruska, Forbes, Heotzler Jr., Ricco, Dunn (DNS)
#2: Tomkins, Podsiadlo, Sears, Heotzler Sr., Bennett, M.Ward, Tonkins, Kolka, Shields, Secore, Aubertine, Jo.Isabell (DNS)

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through September 3, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,517 0 $58,125 5 13 14 18
2 91 Billy Decker 1,461 (56) $44,925 3 13 15 18
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,444 (73) $41,700 3 13 15 18
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,305 (212) $32,050 2 9 13 18
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,252 (265) $29,750 1 9 13 18
6 42p Pat Ward 1,194 (323) $16,600 0 3 12 18
7 27J Danny Johnson 1,166 (351) $20,450 1 2 11 18
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,113 (404) $20,800 1 4 12 18
9 44s Matt Sheppard 1,107 (410) $16,425 0 2 9 18
10 77x Dale Planck 1,084 (433) $18,975 1 2 11 17
11 7x Steve Paine 1,047 (470) $13,450 0 2 8 18
12 44c Frank Cozze 1,032 (485) $11,950 0 3 7 18
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 723 (794) $6,425 0 1 2 15
14 32c Vic Coffey 558 (959) $6,675 0 2 5 10
15 3 Justin Haers 546 (971) $4,325 0 0 2 11
16 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (998) $3,713 0 0 2 10
17 Z Butch Tittle 503 (1,014)$3,550 0 0 0 12
18 60 Kenny Stafford 463 (1,054)$3,100 0 0 0 9
19 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (1,072)$3,825 0 1 1 9
20 6J Joe Isabell 360 (1,157)$2,175 0 0 0 6
21 42B Kevin Bates 352 (1,165)$2,150 0 0 0 7
22 39 Tim McCreadie 348 (1,169)$7,250 0 3 4 6
23 62 Todd Burley 322 (1,195)$3,400 0 0 2 5
24 42 Jimmy Horton 296 (1,221)$7,400 1 1 1 5
25 99 Ryan Phelps 293 (1,224)$2,325 0 0 1 7

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – September 3 (44)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA Smith Excavating & Paving-Tittle & Sons Motorsports/TEO/Fiehl
zero3 Zach Aubertine/Chaumont,NY The Duck Inn-TDS Telecom-Jefferson Abstract/TEO/BowTie
06 Bob Bennett/Pennellville,NY Bennett's Car Care-Euclid Restaurant/Troyer/Bennett
1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell/Mastin
2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY JRP Construction-Witz Roofing-Larned & Sons Sand & Gravel/TEO/Enders
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY Original Pizza Logs/Bicknell/JanCen
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/TEO/Morrison
6n Drew Ricco/Bellmawr,NJ Growers Garden Center & Greenhouse/TEO/Precision
7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/Bicknell/Morrison
7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports/TEO/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M Roofers/TEO/Finger Lakes
8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY JIR Motorsports-Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal,Inc./TEO/Morrison
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell/Morrison
14r Jeff Trombley/Altamont,NY Chet's Floor Covering-Finish Line Welding/TEO/Dan Bedell
15 Brett Tonkin/Carbondale,PA Grimm Construction-G&G Towing/Bicknell/Main
17jr. Jeff Heotzler,Jr./Wallkill,NY Atlas Paving-Adsit Custom Homes/Bicknell/JPM
18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY Town Mechanical,Inc-American Aluminum(Fla)/Troyer/Moshier
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO/Enders
21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY Penn Yan Mini Storage-Dailey Plumbing, Heating & Electric/TEO/Finger Lakes
25 Mike Kolka/Circleville,NY Distinctive Hardwood Floors-Minisink Paving/Bicknell/Precision
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY Advanced Lubrication Specialties/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell/C.C. Performance-Finger Lakes
42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA Blaise & Son Racing-The Ulster 4-Locklin's Bottled Gas/Bicknell/Bedell & Murray
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto Parts-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/FingerLakes
44w Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY Davis Trailer World-D&M Precision/Bicknell/Mastin
45m Mike Ward/Genoa,NY Cal-East Collision & Streetrods/Bicknell/Bud Ward
49 Billy Dunn/Watertown,NY Number One Speed-Fast Lube of Watertown/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
56 Vince Vitale/Phoenix,NY Vitale Father & Son Racing/Troyer/Morrison
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
66 Jeff Heotzler/Wallkill,NY Atlas Paving-Behrent's Performance Warehouse/Bicknell/JPM
66J Jared Petruska/Wayne,NJ Sparta Trucking-Atlas Paving-Prism Maintenance/TEO/Precision
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
82s Roy Shields/King Ferry,NY Shields Bookkeeping-RLS Auto Repair/Bicknell/Shields
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY DigTrack.com-Bytronics,Inc.-Transitions Landscape & Design/Bicknell/Campbell
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders
99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY Beyea Custom Headers-Ingles Performance Ski-Doo/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
734 Jim Secor,Jr./East Fishkill,NY RGH Construction-Lakeside Auto Cosmetics/TEO/Dan Bedell

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Late Start In Weedsport: Of the 44 drivers signed up for the D’Amico Chrysler-Dodge Jeep/Westbury Lumber/Pick-N-Pull Auto Parts Modified main, four first-time entries joined the big-block roster for the first time this season including host track regular Roy Shields, Can-Am runner Bob Bennett, Fonda mainstay and second-generation Orange County Fair Speedway pilot Jared Petruska. Trombley (23rd) and Bennett (26th) both qualified for the century grind while 2006 DIRT Modified rookie Petruska and 63 year-old open-wheel veteran Shields were DNQs.
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire Cayuga County show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Mon-Sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-Sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA
Next Event: Traveling teams camp out for the night as they remain in Central New York on Labor Day for the Advance Auto Parts SDS ‘Petrocci Memorial 100’ at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge on Mon., Sept. 4. The traditional holiday 100-lapper pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/ECKERD QUAL. (LOCATION)
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway B.DECKER/PAT WARD
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway A.JOHNSON/PAT O’BRIEN
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond B.HEARN/GARY TOMKINS
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway B.DECKER/JEFF HEOTZLER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway A.JOHNSON/JIMMY PHELPS
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway T.FULLER/STEVE PAINE
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway A.JOHNSON/PETE BICKNELL
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway G.TOMKINS/JEFF BROWNELL JR.
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway T.FULLER/FRANK COZZE
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway J.PHELPS/TODD BURLEY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway A.JOHNSON/MATT SHEPPARD
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


Cayuga County Fair Speedway – Weedsport, N.Y.

September 3, 2006 – D’Amico Chrysler-Dodge Jeep / Westbury Lumber / Pick-N-Pull Auto Parts
*Complete race report coming soon!!
“RUSH HOUR ON DIRT” on Time Warner Cable Sports
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series
DIRT Modified (100 laps)
14J – Alan Johnson (57th career CCFS win, 3rd of season) ….. CCFS points champion
44S – Matt Sheppard
91 – Billy Decker
7X – Steve Paine
1 – Gary Tomkins
20 – Brett Hearn
27J – Danny Johnson
19 – Tim Fuller
99 – Ryan Phelps
77X – Dale Planck

DIRT Sportsman (20 laps)
1. 14 – Jeremy Pitcher (6th career CCFS win, 2nd of season)
2. 8 – Rob Bellinger
3. 16X – Danny Creeden
4. 87 – Shawn Donath
5. 58 – Scott Schrader
6. M93 – Mike Entwistle
7. 10 – Tim Currier
8. 0 – Russ Hefti ….. CCFS points champion
9. 5J – Rob Hile
10. 16 – Mike Bowman

4-Cylinder Enduro (25 laps)
1. 22C – Craig Dingey (5th win of season) ….. CCFS points champion
2. 74 – Kelly Smith
3. 63 – Bill Werner
4. 85 – Andy Burtless
5. 5K – Keith Keuer


31 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – September 3, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Reading (Pa.) Fairgrounds Modified champion and USAC Sprint star Richard ‘Toby’ Tobias won his only 100-miler the last time Super DIRT Week ran in September, yet his fast time set 31 years ago was the first of three straight pole-position prizes earned by the Lebanon, Pa. legend. On June 23, 1978 Tobias was killed in a one-car sprint flip at the Flemington (NJ) Fair Speedway at the age of 46 and the Syracuse opening day fast time award was named in his memory from that day on.


34 Days To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV ….. The Countdown Continues

Weedsport, NY – August 31, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Bespectacled Floridian Emil ‘Buzzie’ Reutimann survived relentless rain then pounded the Moody Mile into submission en route to capturing the inaugural Schaefer 100 during the Salt City showdown 34 years ago. The legendary driver of the double-zero Dover Brake coupe still calls Zephyrhills, Fla. home today and at 64 years of age is currently in defense of his open-wheel Modified points championship earned at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa.


Phelps Finds Fast Lane In Advance Auto Fairytale Finish At Brewerton

Brewerton, NY – August 30, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
It was a story-book finish, certainly the biggest upset in the DIRT NorthEast’s premier Modified Series since Vic Coffey’s miraculous win on the Syracuse Mile four years ago. Second-year touring driver Jimmy Phelps did the improbable Wednesday night. Not only did the Baldwinsville, New York racer score his first-ever big-block Modified feature win at Brewerton Speedway in the Monro Muffler/Brake & Service 100, it was his inaugural trip to victory lane after an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series race. And he swept past the nearly unflappable Alan Johnson with just a half-dozen laps remaining after coming from the 26th starting spot to do so.
“My knees were definitely knocking the last two laps,” admitted Phelps, 31, after registering the second-ever tour win for the H&H Motorsports Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels team. With car owners John Holland and Al Heinke making a rare appearance together at the D-Shaped DIRT Demon, Phelps more than matched the drama that unfolded even when H&H teammates Bobby Varin and Chuck McKee finished 1-2 in the 2003 Eastern States Championship at Orange County Fair Speedway. “I knew we were making progress lately and getting a little closer but this is more than the top-five we hoped for after starting so far back. Randy (Kisacky, crew chief) and Billy (Colton, car designer) have been pounding it into my head to pace myself and save the tires all season. Tonight I actually listened and the guys finally got what they deserved all along,” added Phelps, whose late-race rally rivaled Coffey’s storied run chronicled during Super DIRT Week XXXI. Coffey, who had been scored 11th with ten laps left and still seventh with five laps to go, rode lady luck the final half-mile and sped past a fuel-drained Kenny Tremont to capture the 2002 Eckerd 200 that was extended three laps by caution.
Current Advance Auto Parts SDS front runner Johnson led 56 laps before reluctantly securing second at the line. Reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller settled for third position while Danny Johnson and Brewerton points leader Billy Decker rounded out the top-five. Todd Burley, who debuted the first big-block entry for the Holland/Heinke duo in 2002 Series competition, finished seventh to earn an automatic starting berth in the Eckerd 200 during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in October.
Fuller was the first out of the blocks and kicked off the evening by blistering the Brewerton third-miler in a record time of 14.360 sec. (83.565 mph ave.) to garner his third Integra Shocks Fast Time Award. Debuting a brand-new Troyer chassis on the lightning fast clay oval, Phelps was clocked a dismal 35th out of 38 cars that took time. While Fuller led flag-to-flag to dominate from the pole in the first of four qualifying heats, Phelps limped around to finish seventh in his own preliminary event and relegate himself to the last chance consolation round where he placed third displaying only marginal improvement. “It was tough going early on but we made enough changes to get through tonight,” began Kisacky, who also served as crew chief for recent Mr. DIRT titleholders Alan Johnson (2002-03) and Gary Tomkins (2004). “We accidentally put in the wrong gears for time trials and then a spark plug closed on us in the heat. We still had a lot of typical new car stuff to iron out by feature time. I predicted the track would start changing about lap 50, we just needed to be around to have a chance to finish near the front.”
All-time Advance Auto Parts Series race winner Brett Hearn was fifth fastest in time trials and finished behind Fuller in the first heat before selecting the pole to begin the 100-lap nightcap. Hearn out-dragged front-row partner Fuller on the initial start yet after Jack Johnson looped his mount to bring out the first yellow flag, Fuller flew past high on lap five following the restart. While Hearn gradually faded, fifth-place starter Pat Ward moved up quickly using the high line and blasted ahead of Fuller on a second restart following a caution period for Jeff Isabell’s disabled machine between turns one and two. Two more slowdowns for Tim McCreadie, who slid to a stop in his father ‘Barefoot’ Bob’s borrowed no. 9 Syracuse Frame Service ride, and Joe Isabell, who looped his own no. 6j JIR Motorsports mount in turns three and four, kept the field bunched with Fuller able to regain the point on a lap 18 restart. Low riding Ward and high rolling Fuller swapped the lead three more times before Alan Johnson put the Rudalavage/Laughing-owned no. 14j NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell entry out front on lap 32 after starting ninth on the grid.
On this night picking up a ride in the no. 32c Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell machine from owner/driver Vic Coffey, 10th-place starter Burley began his march toward the front with 40 laps complete. Using the outside groove to its fullest, last year’s Eckerd 200 rookie of the race picked off a car every lap until nosing ahead of Johnson for the first time on lap 47. At the midway mark Burley and Johnson continued to pace the field with Fuller, Danny Johnson and Decker filling out the front-five. Ward dropped to sixth ahead of a charging Dale Planck with Phelps making his presence known in eighth ahead of Hearn and Matt Sheppard. Just as McCreadie brought out the yellow lights for a second time on lap 54, ‘A.J. Slideways’ moved back out front eyeing his fifth win of the ’06 Series. When Bobby Varin lost a left-rear wheel exiting turn two, still 35 laps remained and Phelps cracked the top-five with just a regular Friday night feature distance to cover.
Back under green flag conditions, Johnson opened up a sizable advantage on his nearest challengers with Fuller, Burley, younger brother Danny Johnson and Phelps trading paint as they searched for the needed traction both high and low. Phelps never flinched after contact with Danny vaulted him into fourth on lap 71 and two circuits later he ducked under Burley for third. It took Phelps longer to reel in runner-up Fuller, yet in a three-wide maneuver he dove under the lapped car of Dan Vauter in turn three. With Fuller pushed up high he exited the last corner holding down the number two slot. And just as he pulled underneath Johnson in a bid for the top spot, the 10th and final caution period arrived as Planck came to a halt on the frontstretch due to a right-rear flat. That also seemed to deflate the hopes of the partisan capacity crowd as less than 10 laps remained and Johnson was already a 41-time winner at Brewerton and hungry for more. “I really didn’t mind that last caution, it kinda cleared the track and gave more room to run at the end,” Phelps said afterwards. “Still you never want to show Alan your wheels, when he knows you’re there he usually comes up with some kind of magic to get the job done. He’s got a way of coming out ahead and he’s been on top of his game all year.”
The green lights flashed once more on the ensuing lap 92 restart and Johnson surprised no one by pulling away for the final stretch run. Even more expectedly Phelps fell in line from the outset but uncharacteristically suddenly found some needed bite down low. The born-and-bred Brewerton regular dug down even deeper as the lead duo rounded the second corner on lap 95 and two turns later crossed the line first to bring the rising grandstand throng to its feet. A rousing ovation waited five laps later as Phelps out-distanced Johnson by eight car-lengths as the checkered flag waved.
“I’ve really dreaded this place for the last few years, I just couldn’t hit on anything and its just been one frustration after another,” confessed Phelps, who began his racing career at Brewerton as a 4-Cylinder Super Stock campaigner in 1991. He now owns eight DIRT big-block Modified feature wins with an asterisk highlighting the biggest victory of his career at the Route 11 speedplant. “I won in every class I ran here but never had any luck with a Modified. I’ve always tried to win the race on the first lap no matter where I started. When the race was half over tonight I knew the car was good, just needed to keep it clean in traffic, that was really the biggest concern from lap one. Near the end I figured there was a good shot for top-five, no way did I think first. Guys like Alan, Tim, Billy and Danny were there, that’s a lot to handle with a new car and they don’t get passed too much when they’re running up front.”
In the end it came down to one-on-one match-up between an experimental ’07 Troyer chassis and a proven ’07 Bicknell car that Johnson had already put in the winner’s circle. “I was just too good too early,” figured runner-up Johnson, who extended his lead by two points through 17 races in the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. DIRT NorthEast’s all-time big-block winner (341) entered the event leading Decker by 35 points and left for his Phelps, N.Y. home with a 37-point advantage over Fuller. “The car was just all over the place at the end. I would’ve had a lot more fun if I won, there’s a big dip in money from first to second. We’re still good in points but you always want to win when you’re this close at the end.”
Fast-timer Fuller was moderately content with the show position, his third straight top-three tally including a second tour win this season at New Egypt (NJ) Speedway on Aug. 16. “We ran good for awhile out there, the car just wasn’t tight enough to get the job done. Hats off to Jimmy’s team, they finally got it all together after struggling a lot this season. And Alan, there’s just no stopping him when he’s on his game. Third was all we could do tonight. We’ll take the points and go on to the next race, that’s all you can do.”

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #17 – Brewerton Speedway, August 30, 2006 Monro Muffler/Brake & Service 100 Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 26 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY ($6,000)
2 9 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
3 2 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
4 6 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
5 12 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
6 5 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
7 10 32c Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
8 18 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
9 1 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
10 16 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
11 4 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
12 23 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
13 25 24 Jim Witko Jr./Clarks Summit,PA
14 14 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
15 22 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
16 21 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
17 19 85 Dan Vauter/Forest City,PA
18 15 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
19 30 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
20 27 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
21 7 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
22 13 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
23 29 47 Scott Prentice/Central Square,NY
24 17 88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
25 11 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
26 20 93 Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY
27 28 9 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY
28 24 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
29 31 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
30 3 39 Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
31 8 14r Jack Johnson/Duanesburg,NY

LAP LEADERS: Hearn (1-4), Fuller (5-13), Ward (14-17), Fuller (18), Ward (19-21), Fuller (22-26), Ward (27-31), A.Johnson (32-46), Burley (47-53), A.Johnson (54-94), J.Phelps (95-100).
CAUTIONS: 10 for 12 laps.
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Todd Burley.

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 14.360 sec. 83.565 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
*NEW TRACK RECORD *$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 14.450 83.045 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
3 14.454 83.022 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
4 14.472 82.919 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
5 14.549 82.480 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
6 14.576 82.327 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
7 14.585 82.276 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
8 14.655 81.883 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
9 14.769 81.251 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
10 14.781 81.185 14r Jack Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
11 14.795 81.108 32c Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
12 14.799 81.087 2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
13 14.829 80.923 39 Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
14 14.831 80.912 99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
15 14.841 80.857 7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY
16 14.845 80.835 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
17 14.866 80.721 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
18 14.918 80.440 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
19 14.923 80.413 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
20 14.924 80.407 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
21 14.930 80.375 91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
22 14.937 80.337 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
23 14.941 80.316 9 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY
24 14.959 80.219 93 Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY
25 14.968 80.171 47 Scott Prentice/Central Square,NY
26 14.969 80.166 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
27 14.970 80.160 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
28 14.981 80.101 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
29 14.983 80.091 88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
30 15.032 79.830 24 Jim Witko Jr./Clarks Summit,PA
31 15.070 79.628 85 Dan Vauter/Forest City,PA
32 15.166 79.124 1* Tony Buffa/Clay,NY
33 15.187 79.015 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
34 15.194 78.979 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
35 15.240 78.740 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
36 15.306 78.401 15 Matt Fink/Baldwinsville,NY
37 15.536 77.240 7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY
38 16.654 72.055 07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT
39 -NT- ----- 27a Dave Axton/Port Byron,NY

Heat Races (10 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to feature, top 3 went to re-draw)
#1: Fuller, Hearn, Coffey, Haers, Hulsizer, Jo.Isabell, Prentice, Beardsley, Homan, Forbes.
#2: D.Johnson, Ward, J.Johnson, R.Phelps, Cozze, Stafford, Paine, Witko, Rauscher, Kerr.
#3: Decker, Burley, A.Johnson, Je.Isabell, Vauter, Bower, J.Phelps, McCreadie, Sears, Axton (DNS).
#4: Sheppard, Planck, R.Johnson, Tomkins, Varin, Bates, Tittle, Buffa, Fink.
Consolation Round (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Paine, Stafford, Witko, Jo.Isabell, Prentice, Beardsley, Homan, Forbes, Rauscher.
#2: Bower, Bates, J.Phelps, McCreadie, Tittle, Buffa, Fink, Kerr, Sears, Axton (DNS).
Provisional: Tom Sears Jr.

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 30, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,412 0 $52,125 4 12 13 17
2 19 Tim Fuller 1,375 (37) $40,700 3 13 14 17
3 91 Billy Decker 1,366 (46) $42,425 3 12 14 17
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,226 (186) $30,650 2 9 12 17
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,172 (240) $28,050 1 8 12 17
6 42p Pat Ward 1,135 (277) $16,250 0 3 12 17
7 27J Danny Johnson 1,091 (321) $19,250 1 2 10 17
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 1,073 (339) $20,500 1 4 12 17
9 77x Dale Planck 1,019 (393) $18,375 1 2 10 16
10 44s Matt Sheppard 1,007 (405) $12,425 0 1 8 17
11 44c Frank Cozze 986 (426) $11,650 0 3 7 17
12 7x Steve Paine 961 (451) $11,450 0 1 7 17
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 683 (729) $6,125 0 1 2 14
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (893) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 32c Vic Coffey 512 (900) $6,375 0 2 5 9
16 3 Justin Haers 492 (920) $4,000 0 0 2 10
17 Z Butch Tittle 453 (959) $3,250 0 0 0 11
18 60 Kenny Stafford 453 (959) $3,100 0 0 0 9
19 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (967) $3,825 0 1 1 9
20 6J Joe Isabell 350 (1,062)$2,175 0 0 0 6

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – August 30 (39)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA Smith Excavating & Paving-Tittle & Sons Motorsports/TEO/Fiehl
07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT Hubert Kerr Construction-C.F. Evans Lumber/Bicknell/Murray
1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell/Mastin
1* Tony Buffa/Clay,NY The Leader Family-Jim Ford Dyno Service/Bicknell/'Fast' Fred Haag
2 Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY JRP Construction-Witz Roofing-Larned & Sons Sand & Gravel/TEO/Enders
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/TEO/Morrison
7 D.J. Forbes/Syracuse,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/Bicknell/Morrison
7j Jeff Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports/TEO/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M Roofers/TEO/Finger Lakes
8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY JIR Motorsports-Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal,Inc./TEO/Morrison
9 Tim McCreadie/Watertown,NY Kinney Drugs-Syracuse Frame Service-F.X. Caprara Car Co./Bicknell/Finger Lakes
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell/Morrison
14r Jack Johnson/Duanesburg,NY Chet's Floor Covering-Finish Line Welding/TEO/Dan Bedell
15 Matt Fink/Baldwinsville,NY Benwood Auto Parts-Ernie Kreis & Son Heating & AC/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY Town Mechanical,Inc-American Aluminum(Fla)/Troyer/Moshier
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO/Enders
24 Jim Witko Jr./Clarks Summit,PA Brenzel Construction-Bruce's Speed Shop/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
27a Dave Axton/Port Byron,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
32c Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell/C.C. Performance
39 Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell/C.C. Performance
42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA Blaise & Son Racing-The Ulster 4-Locklin's Bottled Gas/Bicknell/Bedell & Murray
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto Parts-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/FingerLakes
47 Scott Prentice/Central Square,NY Watson's Funeral Parlor/Bicknell/Enders
48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY Magee Transportation Services-Monadnock Disposal Service/Bicknell/Morrison
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
85 Dan Vauter/Forest City,PA Community Bank & Trust-Vauter Racing/Bicknell/Enders
88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY Thompson Road Tavern-Chicken Shack/Troyer/Enders
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY DigTrack.com-Bytronics,Inc.-Transitions Landscape & Design/Bicknell/Campbell
93 Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY Magsarus Ignitions-JSB Fabrication/PMC/Garry Waters & Ed Munger
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen
99 Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders
99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY Beyea Custom Headers-Ingles Performance Ski-Doo/Bicknell/Finger Lakes

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Tour De Force: Entering the AAP Super DIRT Series special at Brewerton, together the 12 contracted drivers totalled 126 DIRT big-block feature wins at ‘The Demon.’ Alan Johnson (41), Billy Decker (33) and Tim Fuller (25) are the only racers reaching double figures while Steve Paine, Frank Cozze and ---until tonight--- Jimmy Phelps were the only ones still winless. Johnson and Decker also own three track point championships since Brewerton re-joined the DIRT-fold in 1994.
Beginners At Brewerton: Of the 39 drivers signed up for Brewerton’s Monro Muffler Modified main, five first-time entries joined the open-wheel roster for the first time this season including host track regulars Tony Buffa, Scott Prentice and Jim Witko Jr., plus new JIR Motorsports team member D.J. Forbes and Dave Axton. Personable Clarks Summt, Pa. pilot Witko was the highest finisher, placing a solid 13th after completing the entire distance while Prentice ended up 23rd in the 31-car starting field. Buffa and Forbes were DNQs and so was Axton, who got the least amount of track on Wednesday night. Axton was all set to qualify the second ’07 Troyer copy for Quality Concrete-King Enterprises team owner Dave Thompson but first-string wheelman Danny Johnson had motor trouble in practice and jumped into the briefly re-numbered 27a machine for time trials.
ozze Back At Brewerton: Tour traveler Frank Cozze began his oval-track career at the now defunct Nazareth Raceway in the end of the1973 race season. He remembers the 1975 campaign more vividly, especially his maiden voyage to Brewerton, where he captured his second career open-wheel feature win in a 100-lap 320-Modified main. “I was just a teenager and won $1,428 in that race, all cash,” recalled Cozze, now 50, who returned victory lane at Brewerton in a small-block nearly 30 years later during Super DIRT Week ’04. “Back then New Yorkers just didn’t have the experience or the equipment like the guys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We liked to travel, most of the time it really paid off. When I won at Brewerton there was qualifying on Saturday and the race ran Sunday, both days it got real dusty. I was so thrilled with the big payday but when I showed it to my dad he just pulled out a big wad of bills from his pocket and said ‘No, this is real money, the kind you earn from a real job.’ I used $1,000 dollars from Brewerton and bought a big-block motor and have been racing ever since.” Frank bought his own auto salvage business in 1979 and today operates Deerfield Auto Parts near his Wind Gap, Pa. residence while continuing to race for fun.
Record-Setting Show: Veteran Pennsylvania pilot Butch Tittle would have been interviewed for setting fast time five years ago in the last Advance Auto Parts SDS show staged at Brewerton Speedway. His one-lap clocking of 14.924 sec. (80.407mph) on Wednesday night actually would have tied the previous series mark posted by Brett Hearn on June 12, 2001. Instead, Tittle’s most recent time was surpassed by half the field and the Keystone State pilot was forced to qualify through the consolation after a late race mishap in his heat. Tim Fuller was the first car out and toured the third-mile D-Shaped DIRT Demon in a time of 14.360 sec. (83.565 mph), not only to establish a new AAP Super DIRT Series standard at Brewerton, but to register an all-time track mark. Second-generation chauffeur Scott Prentice stopped the clocks at 14.449 sec. on Aug. 13, 2004; a mark bested in ’06 by only Fuller.
Two ’07 Troyer Mounts Unveiled: The black no. 27J lettered for Danny Johnson and white no. 98H driven to victory by Jimmy Phelps are the first Troyer copies earmarked for the 2007 race season. Troyer, inc. proprietor Billy Colton may be taking a few more orders this week after both experimental rides placed among the top-four in their initial tour outing. “We’ve taken everything we learned so far this year and put it toward the new design,” said Colton, who said he expects Dale Planck to steer the 27J car at bothe Brewerton (Fri.) and Fulton (Sat.) this coming weekend. “We’re just trying out a lot of new ideas and working with two different combinations. The 98H car has a lot of chassis changes and a few new wrinkles in the body work while there’s more attention to the body in the 27J.” The no. 98H machine was actually finished late last Friday and Phelps arrived late to Brewerton upon completion only to have rain cancel the show.
Numbers Game: For the record …. Tim McCreadie steering his father Bob’s no. 9 Bicknell, Vic Coffey in the no. 39 normally associated with second-generation driver McCreadie, Burley in Coffey’s customary no. 32c Sweeteners Plus ride, Dave Axton in a no. 27a team car to Danny Johnson, veteran Jack Johnson wheeling the no. 14r ride driven earlier in tour competition by son Ronnie and Bobby Varin trading in Jake Spraker’s no. 1j car for a chance in Ed Munger’s no. 93 Magsarus Modified …. Must be getting near the end of the season.
Promoter Pleasantly Surprised: It was a mid-week special stranded amidst a season mired by rainfall yet Brewerton Speedway Promoter T.J. Fitzgibbons packed a cold one wearing a smile from ear-to-ear. “We did good tonight, made enough money to come back for another week,” said the former Pro Stock driver turned track operator in the world of DIRT MotorSports. Fitzgibbons also promotes racing activity at sister track Fulton Speedway alongside Don and Benedetta Watros, and Rick and Tina Wolff, the new owners of both Central New York facilities. “We’ve had some tough times lately with weather. The Outlaws Sprint show at Fulton had great racing but there was rain all around that scared away the fans. Last week the forecast on Friday at Brewerton called for no rain and we got dumped on at post-time. Tonight was a good one from the drop of the first green flag. We’ll look for a date on next year’s schedule.”
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire Brewerton show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Next Events: Traveling teams come together in Central New York at the hub of DIRT MotorSports NorthEast with a big holiday doubleheader of Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series action featuring traditional end of the regular season events at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport on Sun., Sept. 3 and Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge on Mon., Sept. 4. Both 100-lappers pay out $6,000 to the winner plus offer valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/ECKERD QUAL. (LOCATION)
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway B.DECKER/PAT WARD
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway A.JOHNSON/PAT O’BRIEN
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond B.HEARN/GARY TOMKINS
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway B.DECKER/JEFF HEOTZLER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway A.JOHNSON/JIMMY PHELPS
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway T.FULLER/STEVE PAINE
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway A.JOHNSON/PETE BICKNELL
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway G.TOMKINS/JEFF BROWNELL JR.
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway T.FULLER/FRANK COZZE
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway J.PHELPS/TODD BURLEY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


2006 Ms. DIRT MotorSports Chelsea Miller Makes CNY Appearance

Weedsport, NY – August 30, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
In her first area appearance since capturing the 2006 crown in March, Ms. DIRT MotorSports Chelsea Miller will be in Central New York this weekend greeting fans, signing autographs and selling posters during the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series holiday doubleheader at Cayuga County Fair Speedway on Sept. 3 and Rolling Wheels Raceway on Sept. 4. The 33rd Northeast 100 at Cayuga County and 35th Robert N. Petrocci Memorial at RWR award each winner with a $6,000 top prize.
For the past four seasons Miller, 18 from Langhorne, Pa., has provided solo performances of our national anthem during Super DIRT Week. She will be doing 'double duty' in October this year at the New York State Fairgrounds after being chosen as the ninth Ms. DIRT titlist. Before presenting awards throughout the 31st annual DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Awards Banquet in late autumn, she will also visit Rolling Wheels Raceway during World Series Weekend (Sept. 22-23) and Orange County Fair Speedway to participate in Eastern States Weekend (Oct. 20-22) trackside festivities.
With seven entries taking center stage for 'Clubwear' and 'Sportswear' competition plus a question/answer session back in March, Miller outscored runner-up Stacy Bloomer, 20, from Marion, N.Y. and third-place finisher Jamie Toth, 22, from Syracuse to be named Ms. DIRT ‘06. Paul Latella, Director of Sales and Promotions for Leaf Racewear, made the presentation.
At Cayuga County, warm-ups are scheduled to begin Sunday at 6 p.m. followed by Integra Shocks Time Trials at 6:30, with Sportsman qualifying heats starting at 7 o’clock. Rolling Wheels' warm-ups are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Integra Shocks TT at 6 o'clock, with support division qualifying heats starting at 6:30 p.m. Pit gates will unlock at 3 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 4 o'clock at both tracks.
General Admission tickets for Cayuga County and Rolling Wheels are $20 each for adults (Seniors 60 and over $18, Students 11-18 yrs. $10, children 10 and under free. Adults can take advantage of a unique “Bounceback Bonus” discount, submitting their ticket stubs from Canandaigua, Fulton or Brewerton speedways that same weekend to receive a $5.00 discount on General Admission at CCFS. For more information, contact Cayuga County at 315/834-6606 or Rolling Wheels at 315/689-7809 on raceday


35 Days ….. Countdown To SUPER DIRT WEEK XXXV Set To Begin

Weedsport, NY – August 30, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s annual autumn festival of speed arrives in another month. The legendary Syracuse Mile comes to life for five straight days of high-powered, pedal-mashing oval track entertainment. Until then, buckle in and take a ride down memory lane as the countdown to Super DIRT Week XXXV begins!


MR. DIRT PRO STOCK SERIES: FULL FENDER FOOTNOTES

Weedsport, NY — August 30, 2006 — By Jim Fremouw, DIRT Pro Stock Series Reporter
WHAT
The Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series returns to action for the 2006 season with stop #1 in the six-race tour at Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 3 for a 50-lap showdown in a twin bill with the Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series. The full-fender Mr. DIRT Pro Stock race winner will earn a $1,000 payday for the victory along with a guaranteed starting position in the Super DIRT Week XXXV Pro Stock Championship at the N.Y.S. Fairgrounds on Oct. 8.

WHERE
The Speedway itself is located in Cornwall, Ontario Canada. Fans and racers headed east should use Highway 401 Eastbound using exit 786 to Power Dam Drive. From the west, again use Highway 401(but Westbound) and junction off exit 789 to Brookdale Avenue, following the signs to the speedway.

WHEN
Pro Stock and 358-Modified time trials at Cornwall Motor Speedway are planned to start at 6 pm; pit gates will unlock at 4 pm for haulers and their drivers only and 4:30 pm for racers while the main grandstands will open at 5 o'clock.

TICKETS
At Cornwall Speedway, adult admission is $20. For further ticket information, including pit admission, contact the speedway office at 613/938-3945.

WEB SITES
DIRT MotorSports™ is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com.
Cornwall Speedway is at http://www.cornwallspeedway.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Cornwall Motor Speedway has been a DIRT member track since 1983. This Canadian speedplant races every Sunday night with DIRT 358-Modifieds, DIRT Pro Stocks, Semi-Pros and Rookies making up the regular divisions.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
The Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series has made four appearances at Cornwall Motor Speedway with Dave Schulz (8/25/02) claiming the inaugural victory. Joey Ladouceur claimed the next two victories (8/24/03 & 8/22/04) while Roy Delormier earned his first career Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series victory in last year’s event (8/21/05).

2005 RACE REVIEW:
In the 2005 Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall Island, Ontario Canada’s Roy Delormier bested 32 full-fender teams in the 50-lap event to earn his first career series victory. Delormier raced around Clayton Benedict on lap 47 and then held the lead on a last lap dash to the checkers to collect the $1,000 top prize as well as a guaranteed starting spot in the Pro Stock Championship at the N.Y.S. Fairgrounds on Oct. 9 during Super DIRT Week XXXIV. Joey Ladouceur beat fellow Canadian Michel Dupuis to turn number one to take the lead at the drop of the first green flag. Nine caution flags plagued the 50-lap affair. Ladouceur led the event through lap 13 when he slowed and came to a stop on the backstretch with a tire down. With Ladouceur out of the picture, P.J. Peters found himself at the head of the class but not without resistance as runner-up Benedict began to apply the pressure for the point. P.J. Peters continued to lead until lap 23 when Benedict was able to wrestle the point away on a restart. The next 19 laps ran straight through under green flag conditions to provide some of the best action of the evening with Delormier making an impressive charge through the field racing by P.J. Peters to take over second on lap 28 and then beginning the task of closing in on Benedict to challenge for the lead. By lap 37, Benedict began to encounter lapped traffic allowing Delormier to close in. As the two sliced and diced their way through the slower cars it became evident that the Delormier machine was quicker, but he just couldn’t get enough momentum to make the pass for the lead. Finally as the pair raced off turn four to complete lap 47, Delormier nosed his car out in front of Benedict to take away the top spot. One lap later the final caution of the event slowed the pace setting the stage for a last lap dash to the checkers but Delormier never looked back aboard the no. 27 Delormier Construction-C&D Trucking #27 Chevrolet Monte Carlo/Cannizzaro mount beating Benedict to the checkers. P.J. Peters ran a steady race to cop third, with George Renaud and Pete Stefanski rounding out the top-five.

2006 PRO STOCK REGIONAL POINT STANDINGS (THRU AUG. 27)
NORTHERN REGIONAL POINTS
Pos. Driver Points
1 Clayton Benedict 692
2 Dave Bissonnette 676
3 P.J. Peters 672
4 Joey Ladouceur 672
5 Louie Jackson 664
6 Stephane Lebrun 660
7 Allen Peters 584
8 Denis Gauvreau 576
9 Dominic Gauvreau 572
10 Rock Aubin 562

EASTERN REGIONAL POINTS
Pos. Driver Points 
1 Bill Pascual 672
2 Sean Corr 668
3 John Bryson 616
4 Don Williams 598
5 Bob Waters Jr. 582
6 John Oclehalahl 566
7 Pete Van Noordt 530
8 Troy Arnold 456
9 Tony Garaguso 454
10 Tom Cilurso 412

WESTERN REGIONAL POINTS
Pos. Driver Points
1 Pete Stefanski 704 
2 Mike Williams 692 
3 Billy Clark,Jr. 670 
4 Bob Buono 638 
5 Steve Miller 636 
6 Rick Gorhan 598 
7 Steve Lewis 596 
8 Brian Kotarski 596 
9 Dan Shoop 590 
10 Dave Williams 584

NEWS & NOTES
Mr. DIRT title at stake: The current six-race series total matches the fewest lined up since 1996, although this year's agenda also marks the first time ever that special events have not been scheduled prior to Labor Day Weekend. Only series points were used to crown the Mr. DIRT Pro Stock champion from 1995-99, hometrack bonus points were added in from 2000-02, while regional points were accumulated from 2003-05. Once again mirroring the point’s structure utilized for all three of DIRT NE's open-wheel divisions, the 2006 Hoosier-Sunoco Championship will include six Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series events. The regional format has been dropped although hometrack bonus points will continue to be added to determine the overall Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Champion for a 12th straight year. Genesee Speedway hosts round #2 (Sept. 9) and for the third straight season, Ransomville Speedway officials have designated their “King of the Hill 100” Championship (Sept. 16) as a series stop, with an additional $1,500 in lap bonuses on the line. The month closes out in Central New York at Rolling Wheels Raceway during the 20th Annual World Series Championship (Sept. 23) and Fulton Speedway for the traditional Victoria Weekend title race (Sept. 29). Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse sets the stage to determine the newest Mr. DIRT Pro Stock champion with the 25-lap finale (Oct. 8).
Super Series stats: Since the Pro Stock Series debut in 1995, 24 speedways have staged 145 extra-distance events with 58 drivers posting feature wins. Now concentrating his efforts behind the wheel of a DIRT Sportsman, “The Ransomville Rocket” Jipp Ortiz is the all-time series leader with 17 victories while “The Somerset Jet” Dave Schulz has claimed 13 Series checkers to sit second on the all time Series win list. Eastern New York hard charger Tom Kuck has collected 9 Series triumphs to place him third in all time series victories while Canadian mainstay Joey Ladouceur and Wheatfield, NY’s Pete Stefanski each have 8 Series victories placing them in a tie for fourth in all time victories. Three drivers (Tom Cannizzaro, Jon Miller and Tom Barron) remain deadlocked next on the list with 5 victories with two drivers (Kenny Martin and Andy Dembek) each with 4 victories apiece rounding out the top 10 on the series victory list.
Early Season Winners: Heading into the Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series event at Cornwall, seven tracks have hosted DIRT-sanctioned Pro Stock races with 33 drivers scoring victories in the 90 features run. Wheatfield, NY’s Pete Stefanski leads all full-fender competitors with nine victories while Tuscarora Nation, NY’s Mike Williams and Cornwall Island, Ontario Canada’s Clayton Benedict are tied next on the list with six victories. Four drivers, Fulton, NY’s Billy Clark Jr., Akwesasne, NY’s Louie Jackson, Apple Hill, Ontario Canada’s Dave Bissonnette and Crompond, NY’s Bill Pascual follow next on the list with five victories with Wayne, NY’s Bob Buono, High Falls, NY’s Don Williams, Alexander, Ontario Canada’s Joey Ladouceur and Akwesasne, Quebec Canada’s P.J. Peters right in their tire tracks with four season victories. Goshen, NY’s Sean Corr next follows on the list with three season victories while nine drivers have earned a pair of Pro Stock victories. Twelve different drivers have lone feature wins during the 2006 campaign to round out the DIRT Pro Stock victory list.
On the Web: If fans can’t get out to the Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway to see the racing action "LIVE", they can log into www.dirtmotorsports.com to view complete qualifying and feature race results from the Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series event.
Get Out the Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Another perfect score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which is now recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports™ for the next five years. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports™ events.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Racing for the Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series shifts into high gear after Labor Day starting at Genesee Speedway (Sep 9) when at least one race per weekend is scheduled up to Super DIRT Week XXXV for the running of the 25-lap Pro Stock Championship on October 8 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY when the 2006 Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Champion will be crowned.

2006 MR. DIRT PRO STOCK SERIES SCHEDULE (6)
Day-Date Track (Laps) Location/Winner
Sun-Sept. 3 Cornwall Motor Speedway (50)…………………. Cornwall, ONT
Sat-Sept. 9 Genesee Speedway (40)………………………… Batavia, NY
Sat-Sept.16 Ransomville Speedway (100)….…………………Ransomville, NY
Sat-Sept.23 Rolling Wheels Raceway (30)…………………….Elbridge, NY
Fri-Sept.29 Fulton Speedway (30)……………………………..Fulton, NY
Sun-Oct. 8 New York State Fairgrounds (25)………………...Syracuse, NY

MR. DIRT PRO STOCK SERIES SPONSORS
The DIRT MotorSports™ Pro Stock Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., DealMaker Auto Group and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DART Machinery, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.


Advance Auto Parts Series Stop Televised “Live” Sunday At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY – August 29, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The 2006 regular-season of racing at Cayuga County Fair Speedway comes to a close for DIRT Modifieds on Sunday, Sept. 3 with the 33rd running of the "Northeast 100" Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event. The 100-lap Modified main will be televised “live” in its entirety on Time Warner Sports to close out the 8-9:30 pm (EST) time slot, with the end of the 20-lap Sportsman feature also showcased time permitting.
Round #18 of the Advance Auto Parts SDS will also be tape-delayed as part of ‘Rush Hour On DIRT’ and air Nov. 12, 2006 on SPEED TV at 6 p.m., EST. Internationally recognized motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin and Super DIRT Series talent Shane Andrews are slated to man the announcing booth throughout the show while Mark Kenyon will report pitside with behind-the-scenes interviews. The TWC feed is expected to reach more than 1.2 million homes throughout New York State and come November the production on SPEED will hit 75 million households nationwide.
Adult race fans are encouraged to take advantage of doubling up over the holiday weekend by submitting their ticket stubs from Canandaigua, Fulton or Brewerton speedways to receive a $5.00 discount on General Admission. Without benefiting from this unique “Bounceback Bonus” discount offered exclusively at the popular Route 31 site, adult general admission tickets are $20 each. Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) remain $18, Students (11-18 yrs) are $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free. Warm-ups are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. followed by Integra Shocks Time Trials at 6:30, with Sportsman qualifying heats starting at 7 o’clock. Pits will unlock at 3 p.m. and grandstands will open at 4 o’clock.
Continuing the regular season-ending party at CCFS, track officials will be recognizing the hard core tailgaters who know no limits when it comes to pre-race activity. Prizes for Best Looking Site, Best Food – Taste, Best Food – Selection, Best Dressed, Most Race-Oriented Theme and an Overall Speedway Tailgating Champion will be awarded to honor the most extraordinary exhibits on Sunday afternoon. Judges will be roaming the Cayuga County fairgrounds from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 3.
When the final checkered flags wave on Sunday night, a track champion will be declared in the DIRT Modified and Sportsman divisions. Dave Mannise already clinched the 2006 Cayuga County Street Stock points crown racking up nine wins in his inaugural championship effort at the fairgrounds.
On the brink of capturing his seventh DIRT Modified track points championship at Cayuga County for car owners Jeff Rudalavage and Tony Laughing, open-wheel veteran Alan Johnson just needs to start the century grind to clinch at least a tie for the CCFS crown. The Phelps, N.Y. pilot holds a 40-point lead in the track standings with only the Super DIRT Series special remaining. Winless in Weedsport in 2006, two-time defending track champion Tim Fuller needs a win and a finish of 23rd or worse by Johnson on Sunday just to share the title with ‘A.J. Slideways,’ who recently claimed the televised Empire DIRT Series with two wins scored in front of the cameras.
In Advance Auto Parts competition (prior to Brewerton, Aug. 30), Johnson has used a tour-high four wins and 11 top-5 finishes in 16 events to hold a 35-point lead atop the big-block Series' chart in search of his fifth overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Championship. Just a single marker separates runner-up Billy Decker and reigning Mr. DIRT points king Fuller with Brett Hearn and Gary Tomkins ranked next entering DIRT NorthEast’s customary second season.
Russ Hefti is in an even better position, needing only to start the Sportsman feature to garner his first Cayuga County Championship. The overall Mr. DIRT Sportsman Champion in 2005, Hefti has reached victory lane four times to maintain a healthy lead in the points chase ahead of one-time winners Joe Williams Jr., Tom Juhl and Roy Bresnahan.
The 2006 season officially concludes in Weedsport the month of October with a pair of special events highlighting the autumn agenda. On Saturday, Oct. 7 the first-ever Big-Block/Small-Block Shootout takes center stage during Super DIRT Week while the 'Goblin 200' arrives for full-fender stockers on Sunday, Oct. 29. Entries in the 4/6-Cylinder class are scheduled to run a 200-lap main event paying $1,000 to win.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located one mile off Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway; a 15-minute trip west from Syracuse and only an hour's venture east from downtown Rochester. Contact the track office at 315/834-6606 or log into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com to view complete 2006 track schedule as well as additional information posted throughout the season.

Upcoming Speedway Events:
*October 7 – Big-Block/Small-Block Super Shootout plus Street Stock Open, 7:30pm;
*October 29 – ‘Goblin 200’ Enduro Championship, 1:00pm.


ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES: ADVANCE NOTICES

Weedsport, NY — August 28, 2006 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
WHAT
The big Labor Day holiday kicks off with Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series action at Brewerton Speedway on Wed., Aug. 30 and continues with traditional end of the regular season events at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport on Sun., Sept. 3 and Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge on Mon., Sept. 4. All three 100-lap main events offer $6,000-to-win with the 35th Annual Robert N. Petrocci Memorial at RWR closing out the big-block tripleheader in Central New York.

WHERE
Brewerton Speedway is located on Route 11 in Brewerton, NY, which is 15 miles north of Syracuse just minutes north of Exit 36 on the New York State Thruway. From the North use Exit Route 81 at the Central Square interchange Exit 32. Coming off the ramp, take a right onto Route 49, and go a half-mile into the center of the village. Go left (south) on Route 11, and the Brewerton Speedway is two miles along on the left side. From the South use Exit Route 81 at the Brewerton interchange Exit 31. Coming off the ramp, take a right on Bartell Road and go a half-mile to Route 11. Go right (north) on Route 11. Go over the bridge and Brewerton Speedway is located just two blocks along the right side. From the East take the NYS Thruway to Exit 34a and pay the toll. Then veer to the right and get on Route 481 North. Follow 481 North for approximately 5 miles, then get on Route 81 North. Exit Route 81 North on the Brewerton/Bartell Road Interchange Exit 31. On the ramp, take a right on Bartell Road and go a half-mile to Route 11. Go right (north) on Route 11. Go over the bridge and Brewerton Speedway is located just two blocks along the right side. From the West take the NYS Thruway to Exit 36 and pay the toll. Then get on Route 81 North and follow that to Exit 31 which is the Brewerton/Bartell Road Interchange. On the ramp, take a right on Bartell Road and go a half-mile to Route 11. Go right (north) on Route 11. Go over the bridge and Brewerton Speedway is located just two blocks along the right side.
Centrally situated Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located on the east end of the village of Weedsport just one mile off exit 40 of the New York State Thruway. Nearby Rolling Wheels Raceway is located West of the village of Elbridge at NYS Route 5 just five minutes east of the city of Auburn; also 10 minutes from exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.

WHEN
Brewerton's pit gates are unlocked at 4:30 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 5 o'clock with hot laps slated for 6:15. Integra Shocks Time Trials for Modifieds are up next at 6:45 p.m. while heat races take the first green flag at 7:30. At Cayuga County, warm-ups are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. followed by Integra Shocks Time Trials at 6:30, with Sportsman qualifying heats starting at 7 o’clock. Pits will unlock at 3 p.m. and grandstands will open at 4 o’clock. Rolling Wheels' warm-ups are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Integra Shocks Time trials at 6 o'clock, with support division qualifying heats starting at 6:30 p.m. Pit gates will unlock at 3 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 4 o'clock.

TICKETS
Adult General Admission grandstand tickets for Brewerton are $22 (10-14 yrs. $10; 9 and under free) with pit passes running $30 for DIRT members and $35 for non-members. GA tickets for Cayuga County are $20 for adults (Seniors 60 and over $18, Students 11-18 yrs. $10, children 10 and under free), members fee is $25 and non-members cost $30. Adults can take advantage of a unique “Bounceback Bonus” discount, submitting their ticket stubs from Canandaigua, Fulton or Brewerton speedways that same weekend to receive a $5.00 discount on General Admission at CCFS. At Rolling Wheels, the Adult G.A. price is $20, Seniors 60 and over cost $18, Students 11-18 yrs. are $10 while 10 and under are free; DIRT members are $25 and the non-member fee is $30. For more information, contact Brewerton Speedway ticket at 315/668-6906, Cayuga County at 315-834-6606 or Rolling Wheels on raceday (315/689-7809). General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate for all three shows on race day.

WEB SITES
DIRT MotorSports™ is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com
Brewerton Speedway is at http://www.brewertonspeedway.com.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is at http://www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com
Rolling Wheels Raceway is at http://www.rollingwheelsraceway.com
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Brewerton is a moderately banked 1/3-mile clay oval. In the only Advance Auto Parts SDS event under the clocks, Brett Hearn set the one-lap standard with a time of 14.924 seconds (80.407 mph) recorded on June 12, 2001. Alan Johnson is the defending Brewerton season champion while Billy Decker tops the current big-block points chart. Bob McCreadie is the all-time track Modified feature winner with 84 victories tallied in both big-block and small-block competition.
Cayuga County is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval. Billy Decker established the single lap record in an Advance Auto Parts SDS event when he circled the track in 15.668 seconds (86.163 mph) on Sept. 1, 2002. Recently crowned ‘Empire DIRT Series’ Alan Johnson is the current points leader while runner-up Tim Fuller is the defending Cayuga County season champion. Will Cagle is the all-time CCFS big-block Modified feature winner with 84 victories.
Rolling Wheels is a spacious 5/8-mile clay oval. Tim Fuller established the single lap record in an Advance Auto Parts SDS event when he circled the track in 20.146 seconds (111.685 mph) on July 5, 2004; Jimmy Phelps set fast time of 20.547 seconds (109.505 mph) for the Petrocci Memorial on Sept. 5, 2005. Gary Tomkins is the two-time defending Rolling Wheels season champion while Billy Decker tops the current RWR big-block points chart. DIRT Hall of Famer Will Cagle is the all-time RWR big-block Modified feature winner with 70 victories. Rolling Wheels has staged just two big-block races in 2004, with Decker and Fuller each earning trips to victory lane.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
With last year’s event cancelled due to rain, Super DIRT Series action returns to Brewerton after a short time away from the Northeast's premier big-block Modified traveling tour. Canadian Joe Plazek captured the first of six Advance Auto Parts SDS checkered flags in 1994 and the bespectacled 'Barefoot' Bob McCreadie ---Brewerton's all-time Modified winner--- scored back-to-back victories in 1995 and '96. Long-time rivals Danny Johnson ('97) and Brett Hearn ('98) posted wins before second-generation standout Tim McCreadie (2001) made his way to the winner's circle following a two-year layoff. 2001 is the only year that time trials were conducted with Hearn topping 38 open-wheel entries to claim the $100 Integra Shocks Fast Time Award.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES
Brewerton Speedway (6 Evts)
DATE FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
7/19/05 Tim Fuller - Steve Paine - Brett Hearn - Billy Pauch - Duane Howard
8/31/05 -RAIN-
6/12/01 Tim McCreadie - Steve Paine - Billy Decker - Brett Hearn - Doug Hoffman
6/13/00 -RAIN-
7/30/98 Brett Hearn - Billy Decker - Danny Johnson - Alan Johnson - Kenny Brightbill
7/10/97 Danny Johnson - Kenny Brightbill - Bob McCeadie - Jimmy Horton - Tim Fuller
6/12/96 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Brett Hearn - Jeff Heotzler - Jack Johnson
6/13/95 Bob McCreadie - Billy Decker - Joe Plazek - Kenny Tremont - Jeff Heotzler
6/28/94 Joe Plazek - Jack Johnson - Alan Johnson - Jeff Heotzler - Frank Cozze

Continuing to stand as Cayuga County's big regular season-ending event, 24 of the 36 Advance Auto Parts tour stops in Weedsport have closed out the summer schedule. Bob McCreadie tops that legendary list of 11 drivers that have captured extra-distance victories at The Port. Although 2006 marks the 33rd edition since beginning in September 1972, the first 'Northeast Championship' counting towards the overall Mr. DIRT title was 150 laps and claimed by eventual three-time race winner Jack Johnson in 1980. Merv Treichler won his lone 150-lapper in '81 and was followed by Alan Johnson. The event was run mid-September in 1983 and lengthened to 200-laps as part of the former CAM2 Trail, with Jack Johnson returning to victory lane. Bob McCreadie captured three of the next four 200-lappers while Danny Johnson took the top prize in 1986 and Kenny Brightbill copped the final double century grind in '89. While Steve Paine opened the next decade with his only September win in '91, McCreadie (4 wins) and Danny Johnson (3) controlled the rest of the 1990s; when the event was cancelled to reschedule the rain-delayed Petrocci Memorial at Rolling Wheels in 1993, McCreadie won that 100-lapper as well. Billy Decker won the first of a pair (also '03) to usher in the new millennium while Tim McCreadie (2001), Alan Johnson ('02), Tim Fuller (’04) and defending race winner Pat Ward (’05) helped orchestrate the changing of the guard.

‘Northeast 100’
Cayuga County Fair Speedway (32 Evts)
DATE FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
9/4/05 Pat Ward - Billy Decker - Steve Paine - Brett Hearn - Bob McCreadie
9/5/04 Tim Fuller - Billy Decker - Matt Sheppard - Gary Tomkins - Jimmy Phelps
8/31/03 Billy Decker - Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Gary Tomkins - Vic Coffey
9/1/02 Alan Johnson - Tim McCreadie - Billy Decker - Danny Johnson - Gary Tomkins
9/2/01 Tim McCreadie - Brett Hearn - Doug Hoffman - Billy Decker - Tim Fuller
9/3/00 Billy Decker - Bob McCreadie - Tim McCreadie - Alan Johnson - Bobby Varin
9/5/99 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Bobby Varin - Billy Decker - Tim McCreadie
9/6/98 Danny Johnson - Gary Tomkins - Billy Decker - Bob McCreadie - Tim Fuller
8/31/97 Bob McCreadie - Jack Johnson - Pat Ward - Joe Plazek - Bryon Turner
9/1/96 Danny Johnson - Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Billy Decker
9/3/95 Bob McCreadie - Danny Johnson - Doug Hoffman - Jimmy Horton - Joe Plazek
9/4/94 Bob McCreadie - Kenny Tremont - Jeff Heotzler - Joe Plazek - Alan Johnson
9/12/93 CANCELLED - Moved to RWR
9/13/92 Danny Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Billy Decker - Kenny Tremont - Doug Hoffman
9/8/91 Steve Paine - Alan Johnson - Dave Lape - Danny Johnson - Brett Hearn
9/9/90 RAIN (rescheduled for 10/13 before rain cancelled event)
9/24/89 Kenny Brightbill - Jack Johnson - Doug Hoffman - Brett Hearn - Rich Eurich
9/11/88 Jack Johnson - Kenny Brightbill - Danny Johnson - Kevin Collins - Joe Plazek
9/13/87 Bob McCreadie - Jimmy Horton - Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Jack Johnson
9/7/86 Danny Johnson - Charlie Rudolph - Joe Plazek - Alan Johnson - Johnny Birosh
9/8/85 Bob McCreadie - Dave Lape - Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Steve Paine
9/9/84 Bob McCreadie - Chuck Akulis - Merv Treichler - Jack Johnson - Charlie Rudolph
9/18/83 Jack Johnson - Alan Johnson - Mike Colsten - Charlie Castle - Merv Treichler
9/12/82 Alan Johnson - Gary Iulg - Dave Lape - Will Cagle - Bob McCreadie
9/20/81 Merv Treichler - Chuck Akulis - Charlie Castle - Will Cagle - Darrell Welty
9/21/80 Jack Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Mike McLaughlin - Alan Johnson - Will Cagle
9/16/79 Jack Johnson - Dave Lape - Will Cagle - Mike McLaughlin - Harry Sittler
9/23/78 Will Cagle - Alan Johnson - Davey Moore - Brian Stevens - Lou Lazzaro
9/25/77 Lou Lazzaro - Alan Johnson - Jim Shampine - Will Cagle - Brian Stevens
9/19/76 Will Cagle - Lou Lazzaro - Andy Romano - Mert Hulbert - Chuck Ciprich
9/14/75 Will Cagle
9/15/74 Will Cagle
9/16/73 Will Cagle
9/17/72 Will Cagle

The Labor Day tradition at Rolling Wheels continues with only the 'Fast Track' in operation on Monday as the 35th Annual Robert N. Petrocci Memorial once again headlines the holiday agenda. Bob McCreadie leads all open-wheel competitors with six Petrocci Memorial triumphs while Brett Hearn and veteran Jack Johnson have each captured five Petrocci wins in Elbridge. Inaugural RNP Memorial champion Will Cagle (4) is the only other multi-time race winner while defending champion Gary Tomkins, Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Steve Paine, Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont, Billy Decker, Joe Plazek, Jeff Heotzler, Frank Cozze, Kenny Brightbill, Chuck Akulis, Gary Iulg and the late great Dave Kneisel all triumphed on one occasion.

‘Petrocci Memorial 100’
Rolling Wheels Raceway (34 Evts)
DATE FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
9/5/05 Gary Tomkins - Tim Fuller - Billy Decker - Jimmy Phelps - Matt Sheppard
9/6/04 Tim Fuller - Matt Sheppard - Gary Tomkins - Tim McCreadie - Steve Paine
9/1/03 RAIN-CANCELLED
9/2/02 Alan Johnson - Brett Hearn - Bobby Varin - Chuck Bower - Steve Paine
9/3/01 Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Tim Fuller - Billy Decker - Chuck Bower
9/4/00 Bob McCreadie - Steve Paine - Billy Decker - Danny Johnson - A.J. Romano
9/6/99 Kenny Tremont - Steve Paine - Alan Johnson - A.J. Romano - Brett Hearn
10/4/98 Billy Decker - Steve Paine - Pat Ward - Alan Johnson - Tim Fuller
9/1/97 Joe Plazek - Danny Johnson - Brett Hearn - Bob McCreadie - Jack Johnson
9/2/96 Jeff Heotzler - Joe Plazek - Alan Johnson - Brett Hearn - Steve Paine
9/4/95 Jack Johnson - A.J. Romano - Jeff Heotzler - Pat Ward - Mike Ricci
9/5/94 Bob McCreadie - Jimmy Horton - Joe Plazek - Jeff Heotzler - Frank Cozze
9/12/93 Bob McCreadie - Kevin Collins - Shawn George - Joe Plazek - Alan Johnson
9/7/92 Brett Hearn - Doug Hoffman - Bob McCreadie - Jack Johnson - Matt Quinn
9/2/91 Brett Hearn - Bob McCreadie - Alan Johnson - Steve Paine - Mike Colsten
9/3/90 Bob McCreadie - Billy Pauch - Brett Hearn - Danny Johnson - Kenny Tremont
9/4/89 Danny Johnson - Alan Johnson - Pat Ward - Brett Hearn - Jack Johnson
9/5/88 Steve Paine - Danny Johnson - Pat Ward - Kenny Tremont - Lin Hough
9/7/87 Bob McCreadie - Chuck McKee - Jack Johnson - Lin Hough - Joe Plazek
9/1/86 Bob McCreadie - Charlie Rudolph - Danny Johnson - Brett Hearn - Chuck Akulis
9/2/85 Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Don McGinnis - Danny Johnson - Danny Rizzardo
9/3/84 Jack Johnson - Alan Johnson - Carl Reynolds - Jimmy Horton - Brett Hearn
9/5/83 Brett Hearn - Doug Hoffman - Alan Johnson - Jack Johnson - Dave Lape
9/6/82 Gary Iulg - Jack Johnson - Merv Treichler - Alan Johnson - Charlie Rudolph
9/7/81 Jack Johnson - Will Cagle - Harvey Hainer - Lou Lazzaro - Mike VanDusen
9/1/80 Chuck Akulis - Jack Johnson - Mike McLaughlin - Davey Moore - Dave Kneisel
9/3/79 Jack Johnson - Will Cagle - Dave Lape - Harry Sittler - Darrell Welty
9/4/78 Frank Cozze - Jack Johnson - Dave Lape - Chuck Akulis - Brian Stevens
9/5/77 Will Cagle - Lou Lazzaro - Jimmy Horton - Kenny Brightbill - Tommy Hager
9/6/76 Jack Johnson - Lou Lazzaro - Will Cagle - Danny Mitchell - Gary Iulg
9/1/75 Dave Kneisel - Mert Hulbert - Bill Matteson - Butch Jelley - Wayne Reutimann
9/2/74 Will Cagle - Jack Johnson - Carl Nagel - Tighe Scott - Kenny Brightbill
9/3/73 Will Cagle - Don Beagell - Harry Peek
9/4/72 Kenny Brightbill - Will Cagle - Jim Winks - Mert Hulbert - Bobby Malzahn
9/6/71 Will Cagle - Jack Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Jim Winks - Bobby Malzahn

TRACK HISTORY
Don and Benedetta Watros, and Rick and Tina Wolff recently surfaced as the new owners of Brewerton ---as well as sister track Fulton Speedway--- with the transaction officially finalized on April 28, 2006. They are joined by first-year track promoter T.J. Fitzgibbons as DIRT NorthEast’s newest managerial team. Former owners Harvey, Joan and David Fink joined up with DIRT MotorSports in 1994 and the big-block Modifieds have been the headline class at Brewerton Speedway ever since. However, long before the Fink family arrived on the scene, a dozen different promoters and owners with twice as many ideas turned the Central New York track into an oval of uncertainty while offering both open-wheel and full-fender stock car racing to its Friday night faithful. With an initial investment of $53,000, the speedway was built in 1948 by Alvin Richardson of Buffalo and the track measured a full quarter-mile. After the first race was halted because of poor track conditions, the speedway was paved and the popular midget class headlined the card. July 4th, 1949 was the first race at the "new" Brewerton Speedway and 4,000 people showed up to witness a midget race promoted by Don Strong and Don Georgia which was won by Steve Yanigan. With more tracks starting up and crowds down due to declining midget fields, Brewerton management brought in stock cars and Charlie Stark won the first race on May 17, 1950. Promoter Al Richardson ran Wednesdays and Saturdays under the Empire State Stock Car Association with $2,000 purses while midgets ran on Sundays under Interstate Auto Racing Club sanction. DIRT Hall of Famer Roscoe "Pappy" Hough won the first ever NASCAR Short Track race at Brewerton on Sept. 1, 1951. The speedway closed due to owner Al Richardson's heart attack on July 17, 1956 and re-opened the following May with a Friday night race program under the promotion of Ralph Mazzoli; Richardson still owned the speedway but could not operate due to his health. Donald (Pete) Gillette, Dick Brown and Bill Luke promoted under Richardson beginning in 1958 and the track was renamed Route 11 Speedway in 1960. Jim Carroll surfaced as the new promoter for the '61 race season and after a few races the track was closed and the corners were rebanked with a lowered infield; nearby Mil-Ray Raceway ---today known as Fulton Speedway and also formerly owned by Harvey Fink--- opened the same year.
John Colbert promoted the races at Route 11 under the sanction of the Empire State Racing Club in 1962 before Bob Rogers and his Tri-County Racing Association promoted the races at Brewerton Speedway in '63, the same year Dave Kotary, only 20 years old, was the track champion winning 17 out of the 20 races run to make him the all-time Brewerton feature winner at that time. In 1965, after seventeen seasons, Al Richardson sold the track to Archie Greene who owned the junkyard next door while Rogers stayed on as promoter. Modified races were run in '67 on Sundays with the late Jim Shampine winning the last race of the year in August. In 1969 Rogers became president of the Maple Grove Raceway Association that sanctioned races at Brewerton as well as Waterloo and Weedsport speedways yet his group fell out of control soonafter and Greene regained track promotions associated with the Watertown (NY) circuit. Clifford J. Carey promoted Brewerton in 1971 and the following season David Snyder took over the reigns and converted the 1/4-mile paved track into a 1/3-mile D-shaped dirt track. Snyder ran Modifieds on Thursday and Saturday nights, with Barry Harrington as the track manager.
The first Modified race on dirt was run on Thursday July 20, 1972 with Will Cagle the winner and just two days later George Ely won a Modified race with just a seven-car field, which ended racing for the year. The weekly show changed over to Saturday nights late in 1973 with the season ending on Sundays in September. Top winners and runners were Gerald Chamberlain, Jack Johnson, Jerry Cook, Lou Lazzaro, Jim Shampine, Chuck Ciprich, Dave Kneisel, Jim Winks, George Ely, and Frank Mears. On August 25 of '73, a 100-lap Syracuse Schaefer qualifyier was won by track champion Cagle. In 1974 Tom and Joe Grosso promoted the races with a very limited schedule and the ensuing season Roger Burdick, Paul Bowker and Lynn Holmes took over the promotion with sanction by the Northway Raceway with Limited 318 Sportsman and Strictly Stocks filling the program. On October 5, 1975, a 100-mile Limited 318 Sportsman race attracted 73 entries and was won by Frank Cozze, who pocketed $1,000. Lease problems forced out the old management and Roger Allen, Dave Fox and Hal Dixon promoted 318 Sportsman races at Brewerton during the Bicentennial season despite 10 of the 22 races falling to rain. Steve Armstrong was the last promoter during the decade as no races were held from 1978-79. The entire speedway grounds were renovated in 1980 by new owner Fred Mathieson, who bought the speedway from Archie Green. Bob McCreadie was crowned the Small-Block Modified track champion.
Brewerton was sanctioned by DIRT MotorSports for the first time in 1984 and Donnie Wetmore earned the points championship. Independent owners Charlie and Bob Trump purchased the speedway from Fred Mathieson in '86 and completed many improvements. In 1988 new promotional partner Jim Ferlito joined Charlie Trump and continued to make more renovations. With Fink at the helm, DIRT Motorsports was brought in once again to sanction the racing in 1994 and the result was the beginning of an impressive period of prosperity for Brewerton Speedway. Popular Bob McCreadie won eleven features on the way to the '94 Track Championship in front of large weekly crowds. Other winners in 1994 were Canadian Joe Plazek, who won the first-ever big block Modified (old format) and 358-Modified SDS showdowns, and Frank Cozze, winner of the first Super DIRT Series small-block special during Super DIRT Week, which has become a staple ever since.
For many years known as Weedsport Speedway, the Cayuga County Fair Speedway and surrounding fairgrounds have grown in both size and stature since the early era of stock car racing. Under the guidance of Drivers Independent Race Tracks founder Glenn Donnelly, the modernized facility gained national recognition as the headquarters of DIRT MotorSports NorthEast and site of the Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum. One of three founding-member speedways in 1976 when DIRT MotorSports™ was formed, 2006 marks Cayuga County’s 52nd consecutive season of stock car racing with the first event staged in July of 1955 and won by Ron Narducci. When Stanley Dudzinski first began carving out a third-mile oval in his berry patch using railroad ties to mark the frontstretch wall, he never dreamed that five decades later the same field would become synonymous with the leading short-track sanctioning body of dirt racing in the country and offer nationally televised Modified events. This season 19 race dates include open-wheel Modified, winged Sprint Car, full-fender Street Stock and non-stop Enduro racing. As the month of July came to a close, Jack Deery was named as General Manager of the historic Central New York speedplant.
Another of the founding-member speedways in the original DIRT MotorSports NorthEast regime, Rolling Wheels boasts a unique specials-only race format instituted throughout the season that has continued to produce a hotbed of trackside activity for both fans and drivers alike. The "Fast Track" was first mapped out by the late Bob Petrocci, yet just one year following the August 17, 1969 opener Petrocci lost his life in a freak accident while spectating at a nearby speedway. Sons Robert,Jr. and Donald Petrocci inherited promotional duties and eventually signed up the second weekly track to join DIRT founder Glenn Donnelly and his fledgling motorsports operation. Rolling Wheels ran regularly every Friday night with big-block Modifieds and Late Models until ultimately trimming the summer schedule in 1982. This season eight race dates include open-wheel Advance Auto Parts big-block Modified and winged World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events with full-fender divisions joining the unique mix. Along with Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Jack Deery also holds the title of General Manager at RWR.

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 16, 2006)

No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,316 0 $48,125 4 11 12 16
2 91 Billy Decker 1,281 (35) $40,725 3 11 13 16
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,280 (36) $38,200 3 12 13 16
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,158 (158) $29,850 2 9 11 16
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,110 (206) $27,450 1 8 11 16
6 42p Pat Ward 1,056 (260) $14,850 0 3 11 16
7 27J Danny Johnson 1,001 (315) $17,250 1 1 9 16
8 77x Dale Planck 973 (343) $18,075 1 2 10 15
9 98h Jimmy Phelps 973 (343) $14,500 0 3 11 16
10 44s Matt Sheppard 942 (374) $11,925 0 1 8 16
11 44c Frank Cozze 918 (398) $10,650 0 3 6 16
12 7x Steve Paine 911 (405) $11,150 0 1 7 16
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 643 (673) $6,125 0 1 2 13
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (797) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 32c Vic Coffey 471 (845) $6,075 0 2 5 8
16 3 Justin Haers 450 (866) $3,700 0 0 2 9
17 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (871) $3,825 0 1 1 9
18 Z Butch Tittle 408 (908) $2,950 0 0 0 10
19 60 Kenny Stafford 395 (921) $2,700 0 0 0 8
20 39 Tim McCreadie 308 (1,008)$6,950 0 3 4 5
21 6J Joe Isabell 306 (1,010)$1,875 0 0 0 5
22 42 Jimmy Horton 296 (1,020)$7,400 1 1 1 5
23 42B Kevin Bates 267 (1,049)$1,550 0 0 0 5
24 3b Chad Brachmann 242 (1,074)$2,925 0 1 1 5
25 62 Todd Burley 237 (1,079)$2,200 0 0 1 4
26 14 Rick Laubach 212 (1,104)$1,200 0 0 0 5
27 73 Ryan Jacobs 207 (1,109)$900 0 0 0 3
28 22g Mitch Gibbs 196 (1,120)$1,263 0 0 0 5
29 6 Pat O'Brien 195 (1,121)$6,500 0 2 2 2
30 14r Ronnie Johnson 176 (1,140)$1,200 0 0 0 4
31 99b Chuck Bower 174 (1,142)$1,100 0 0 0 3
32 99 Ryan Phelps 173 (1,143)$1,200 0 0 0 5
33 357 Billy Pauch 162 (1,154)$2,000 0 0 1 3
34 18 Sean Beardsley 159 (1,157)$1,125 0 0 0 4
35 R2 Rusty Smith 156 (1,160)$1,100 0 0 0 3

Gater Racing News Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS LAP LEADERS
Mar. 25 Hagerstown 100 95-Hearn, 5-Tremont
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 50-Decker
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 40-Fuller, 10-Coffey
May 28 Cayuga County 100 61-D.Johnson, 24-Coffey, 15-Fuller
Jun 14 Lernerville 100 50-A.Johnson, 36-Fuller, 14-Decker
Jun 15 Susquehanna 100 71-D.Planck, 29-Horton
June 21 Ransomville 100 50-A.Johnson, 50-T.McCreadie
July 4 Brockville 100 75-P.O’Brien, 13-Paine, 12-A.Johnson
July 9 Cornwall 100 83-Planck, 16-Sheppard, 1-K.Jacobs
July 10 Drummond 105 52-Hearn, 47-Tomkins, 6-Planck
July 13 Orange County 100 100-Decker
July 19 Grandview 100 72-A.Johnson, 21-Paine, 7-Strunk
Aug. 5 Eldora 100 100-Fuller
Aug. 7 Merrittville 100 99-A.Johnson, 1-Burley
Aug. 10 Canandaigua 100 17-Fuller, 83-Tomkins
Aug. 16 New Egypt 100 68-Martz, 32-Fuller

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
Hagerstown B.Decker, J.Horton, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, S.Friesen, M.Sheppard.
Rolling Wheels G.Tomkins, S.Paine, T.McCreadie, B.Decker, F.Cozze.
Cayuga County S.Paine, J.Phelps, P.Ward, C.Bower
Lernerville A.Johnson, M.Sheppard, S.Friesen, S.Paine.
Susquehanna B.Decker, S.Friesen, R.Johnson, S.Paine.
Ransomville B.Decker, A.Johnson, F.Cozze, M.Sheppard
Brockville D.Planck, P.O’Brien, T.Fuller, P.Ward, D.O’Brien
Cornwall D.Planck, D.Johnson, P.O’Brien, B.McDonald, P.Ward
Drummond B.Hearn, P.Ward, A.Johnson, J.Phelps
Orange County T.Fuller, T.Meier, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, R.Eurich, D.Planck
Grandview J.Horton, B.Pauch, F.Cozze, B.Hearn
Eldora A.Johnson, G.Tomkins, F.Cozze
Merrittville T.Fuller, B.Hearn, B.Decker, A.Johnson
Canandaigua A.Johnson, B.Decker, T.Burley, C.Bower
New Egypt F.Cozze, A.Johnson, S.Martz, T.Fuller

Integra Shocks Modified Time Trials
*New track record.
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
Hagerstown 1/2-mile Billy Decker 19.391 sec. 92.827 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Gary Tomkins 20.643 sec. 108.996 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Steve Paine 15.868 sec. 85.077 mph
Lernerville 4/10-mile Alan Johnson *16.180 sec. 88.999 mph
Susquehanna 4/10-mile Billy Decker *18.060 sec. 79.734 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker 16.771 sec. 80.496 mph
Brockville 1/4-mile Pierre Berthiaume 14.475 sec. 62.176 mph
Cornwall 1/4-mile Matt Sheppard *12.882 sec. 69.865 mph
Drummond 4/10-mile Dale Planck 17.278 sec. 83.343 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile Billy Decker 21.697 sec. 103.701 mph
Grandview 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.032 sec. 79.830 mph
Eldora 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 16.358 sec. 110.038 mph
Merrittville 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.909 sec. 75.429 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 18.278 sec. 98.479 mph
New Egypt 1/2-mile Frank Cozze 17.334 sec. 103.842 mph

NEWS & NOTES
Mr. DIRT Title On The Line: In 2006 the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Champion will be determined by adding a driver's best five (5) feature race finishes (through Labor Day) from a designated home track to the points earned in Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events. With many drivers accustomed to competing at multiple tracks on a regular basis, only the best finishes at one track are counted. The 31st Mr. DIRT Championship run will be contested at 19 tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio, along with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-seven scheduled tour events will carry valuable points counting directly towards the coveted title, with the champion crowned after eight months of ground-pounding short-track activity.
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The current list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
'Contracted 12' Among Pre-Race Favorites: The numbers are there and so is the strong possibility that one of the 12 contracted drivers following the Advance Auto Parts SDS will find his way into victory lane at Brewerton, Cayuga County and Rolling Wheels following the Central New York tripleheader. Those same dozen big-block chauffeurs account for 39 point titles at these three popular CNY ovals with Billy Decker leading this year at both Brewerton and Rolling Wheels while Alan Johnson tops the Cayuga County chart. Adding in 23 more feature wins at these tracks in ’06, the same star-studded group has totaled a whopping 435 career DIRT big-block victories; 200 at Cayuga County, 126 at Brewerton and 109 at Rolling Wheels. Four-time overall Mr. DIRT Champion Alan Johnson has 131 triumphs; 56 at CCFS, 41 at Brewerton and 34 at RWR.
Super DIRT Series On SPEED TV: Carried “live” by Time Warner Cable on Sunday, the 33rd Northeast 100 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown will also be tape-delayed as part of ‘Rush Hour On DIRT’ and air Nov. 12, 2006 on SPEED TV at 6 p.m., EST. Internationally recognized motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin and Super DIRT Series talent Shane Andrews are slated to man the announcing booth throughout the show while Mark Kenyon will report pitside with behind-the-scenes interviews. The “live” version Sept. 3 on TWC includes a 1-1/2-hour program broadcast beginning at 8:00pm (EST) and concluding with flag-to-flag coverage of the 100-lap big-block Modified main. The feed is expected to reach more than 1.2 million homes throughout New York State and come November the production on SPEED will hit 75 million households nationwide.
Fast Timers Earn Integra Shocks Award: In a joint agreement made between Integra Shocks and DIRT MotorSports NorthEast, Integra Shocks will play an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series during the 2006 race season. The fast driver during Advance Auto Parts SDS qualifying will earn the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' and the driver winning the most Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the season will collect a bonus set of four Integra Shocks ($1,000 value) at the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Banquet in November. The Advance Auto Parts Series has recognized fast time trialers since 1983, with 1999 marking the first year the awards program included every tour event scheduled during the year. All-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 34 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past 20 years.
Drivers will continue to draw for time trial order and the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' winner will collect $100 and 5 bonus points as well as pole-position in the first qualifying heat. A heads-up format based on time trial results will be used to determine the starting order for each qualifying race, with the top three finishers earning additional bonus points as follows: 1st-5 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-1 pt. A driver may earn only a maximum of 5 points in preliminary events even if the fast timer is also a heat race winner.
‘No Limit’ Tailgating At CCFS: Tailgating is a modern-day ritual enjoyed by thousands of fans nationwide. True tailgating, however, is an art form that requires ---and exposes--- very special talents. Do you have what it takes? Cayuga County Fair Speedway will be recognizing the hard core tailgaters who know no limits when it comes to pre-race partying. Prizes for Best Looking Site, Best Food – Taste, Best Food – Selection, Best Dressed, Most Race-Oriented Theme and an Overall Speedway Tailgating Champion will be awarded to honor the most extraordinary exhibits on Sunday afternoon. Judges will be roaming the Cayuga County fairgrounds from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 3.
Five-Year Flashback: It's been five years since Brewerton Speedway last staged an Advance Auto Parts Modified SDS event with second generation standout Tim McCreadie dominating the 100-lapper to score his first win of the year at the D-Shaped Dirt Demon. It was McCreadie's current Sweeteners Plus teammate Vic Coffey swapping the lead early with fast time trialer Brett Hearn before Timmy Mac forged the final lead change on lap 30 en route the $6,000 triumph. Billy Decker was the only driver to challenge McCreadie in the late going before he pulled the no. 56 Finch's Trucking entry into victory lane for one of his 11 career big-block wins at Brewerton. Steve Paine made a late race charge to steal second from Decker while Hearn settled for fourth-place ahead of Pennsylvanian Doug Hoffman, who started 28th in the 31-car field. Rounding out the top-10 were current contracted drivers Tim Fuller and Gary Tomkins, Eastern New York runners A.J. Romano and Bobby Varin, and Steve Hulsizer, who utilized a 358-cubic inch motor in the Tuesday night special.

2006 RACE REVIEWS
May 7 @ RWR: The 2006 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series ran off its second event in May at Rolling Wheels. Defending Syracuse Eckerd 200 winner Billy Decker and reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller shared victory lane laurels as they each captured a leg of the 26th Annual DIRT Challenge Cup held Sunday afternoon. The twin 50-lap feature races awarded the winners $3,000 each and valuable points in the Advance Auto Parts SDS and Decker was the best on the day, securing runner-up honors in the second main event. Decker timed fourth fastest and won the fourth of five qualifying heats before drawing the pole-position to start the initial DIRT big-block AAP Modified main. In a race that was slowed for just two brief caution periods, Decker opened up a comfortable lead on each restart in the LJL Motorsports no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium International-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell entry before scoring an eight car-length victory over runner-up Gary Tomkins, who began the today besting a strong field of 47 cars registered for the Integra Shocks Time Trials, touring the smooth 5/8-mile Elbridge oval in a time of 20.643 sec. (108.996 mph). Alan Johnson, Fuller and World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Tim McCreadie completed the top-five. Decker rolled a pair of dice ---three and six turned up--- to invert the top-nine finishers for the start of the 50-lap finale. Vic Coffey secured the pole and pulled out to an early advantage while Fuller began sixth and after just five laps had already put his JL Motorsports no. 19 Native Poker-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO mount in the top-three. Fuller slid past Pat Ward on the seventh circuit and chased down Coffey before bolting past high on the back straightaway for the final lead exchange on lap 11. Despite runner-up Decker getting a glimpse of the leader late in the race, it was all for naught as Fuller outlasted his nearest chaser by four car-lengths at the wire. Tomkins, Tim McCreadie and Coffey filled out the front-five slots.
May 28 @ CCFS: Danny Johnson became the first three-time winner of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Bill McNabb Hall of Fame Classic 100 on Sunday night at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, holding off a late race rally by Gary Tomkins to garner the first tour triumph for his former JIR Motorsports team. Johnson’s initial Advance Auto Parts SDS victory of the season was the seventh of his career at the Weedsport oval and netted him the $6,000 top prize and valuable points towards the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship. Outside pole-sitter Vic Coffey out-dragged front row partner Frank Cozze to open the century grind with Integra Shocks Fast Timer Steve Paine following through the hole. Johnson began eighth on the starting grid and waited for the field to spread out before cracking the top-five with 20 laps in the books. With the field jockeying for position in three-wide battles around the speedway, defending HoF Classic champion Tim Fuller ducked under Coffey on a lap 25 restart and Johnson mirrored the move the following circuit. The ‘Doctor’ shadowed Fuller for the next half-dozen circuits before again finding the needed traction low out of turn four, this time to forge the final lead change on lap 40. Tomkins cut into Johnson’s once seemingly insurmountable advantage the second half of the race yet traffic kept him at bay when it counted most, with three car-lengths separating the front-runners as the checkered flag waved. Fuller, Coffey and Pat Ward followed in order with Paine, Jimmy Phelps, Billy Decker, Tom Sears Jr. and Dale Planck filling out the top-10.
2006 Feature Win Leaders: Heading into the mid-week show at Brewerton, 26 tracks have hosted DIRT-sanctioned big-block Modified races with 52 drivers scoring victories in the 156 features run. Defending Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller tops the list with 14 triumphs followed by current SDS points leader Alan Johnson with 12 wins and recently crowned Lernerville and Tri-City points champion Kevin Bolland with 10. All-time Advance Auto Parts Series race winner Brett Hearn and defending Syracuse Eckerd 200 champion Billy Decker both have nine wins, past Mr. DIRT champions Gary Tomkins and Pat O’Brien have reached victory lane eight times while Western Pa./Ohio standout Rex King has taken seven checkered flags. Matt Sheppard owns six first-place trophies while Steve Paine, Pat Ward, Vic Coffey, Frankie Caprara and Brian Swartzlander own four wins apiece. Three-time winners are Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont and Andy Bachetti as Dale Planck, Jimmy Horton, Justin Haers, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Murdick, Tom Winkle, Ric Hill, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Billy Dunn are the only other drivers to repeat. Tour regular Jimmy Phelps has reached victory lane once so far at Fulton (NY) Speedway, although the Team Troyer driver remains in search of his first-ever Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series win after setting fast time on three occasions last season.
Super Series Stats: Since the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series debut in 1980, 43 tracks have staged 552 extra-distance events. Along with Hearn's DIRT-best 484 (323 big-block/161 small-block) Modified wins registered at more than 30 tracks throughout the Northeast, the 'Jet' has flown to the top on the all-time Advance Auto Parts (89) Super DIRT Series win chart, with a division-best 62 extra-distance triumphs coming in Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series competition. Fifteen Advance Auto Parts SDS wins have been scored at Rolling Wheels (12), Cayuga County (2) and Brewerton (1).

All-Time Advance Auto Parts SDS Win Leaders: 1980-Aug. 16, 2006
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
89 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Drummond, 7/10/06
60 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 5/28/06
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
43 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Merrittville, 8/7/06
35 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Orange County, 7/13/06
28 Jack Johnson Cayuga County, 7/16/80 Orange County, 6/14/01
26 Doug Hoffman Orange County, 10/25/87 Lowe's, 4/6/02
26 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/7/85 Canandaigua, 9/25/03
18 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 9/26/99 Drummond, 8/23/04
16 Jimmy Horton Lebanon Valley, 7/8/80 Susquehanna, 6/15/06
14 Tim Fuller Rolling Wheels, 9/21/03 New Egypt, 8/16/06
13 Kenny Tremont Lebanon Valley, 7/9/92 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
12 Gary Tomkins Hagerstown, 3/30/02 Canandaigua, 8/10/06
9 Kenny Brightbill Fonda, 10/18/87 Bridgeport, 6/19/97
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05

Labor Day Coverage On Web: If fans can’t make the trip to either Brewerton, Cayuga County or Rolling Wheels to see the racing action "LIVE," they can tune in for LIVE Audio coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events at Brewerton and Rolling Wheels while enjoying the "LIVE" video Cybercast of Advance Auto Parts action from Cayuga County. Host Shane Andrews begins by reporting on every lap from Integra Shocks Time Trials to victory lane on Wednesday, August 30 starting at 7:30pm ET and repeating the format on raceday at both Cayuga County and Rolling Wheels. The LIVE audio/video broadcasts on the Dirt Radio Network and Dirtvision.com are free to enjoy. Enhanced features to the Dirt Radio Network broadcasts including online text chat, and updated results are another advantage that ALL Registered users can enjoy for FREE for the remainder of March.
DIRTVision.com is celebrating its third year of providing fans, media, teams, promoters and sponsors with access to live and on-demand cybercasts of many DIRT MotorSports-sanctioned events. In 2006 the DIRTVision schedule will include more than 100 live and on-demand cybercasts including select World of Outlaws Sprint Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series, plus UMP and MARS events. 2006 Season Subscriptions are available now on a month-to-month basis for $9.99.
Unfamiliar with the LIVE DIRT Radio Network broadcasts? Log on to Dirtvision.com and click the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and common issues that some users may experience. Make sure to register well in advance of the next show to help troubleshoot any problems that may be encountered. Basic tools will be a Dirtvision.com account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; all of which are FREE.
The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which is now recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports™ for the next five years. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports™ events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Brett Hearn led off the Eckerd activity in Kittanning, Pa. on Wednesday, June 14th as the first 90 fans arriving at the store received a free ticket to the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Race at Lernerville Speedway scheduled for later that same day. Eckerd, America’s Family Pharmacy, has been a sponsor of DIRT MotorSports racing and the Eckerd 200 race at Super DIRT Week since 1997. Eckerd kicked off its 2006 season with promotions in the Carolinas and sponsorship of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt track @ Lowes Motor Speedway on May 24. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway (315/668-6906) Pat Ward / 12noon-2:00pm 8379 Thompson Road – Cicero, NY
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

UPCOMING EVENT
Following the big Labor Day holiday tripleheader at Brewerton, Cayuga County and Rolling Wheels, track bonus points will be issued before the top touring teams head to Lebanon Valley Speedway for round #20 of the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. Lebanon Valley hosts its first tour event of the season on Sept. 9 with the
Coors National 200 Championship headlining the Saturday show. The 200-lapper pays out $10,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway BILLY DECKER
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond BRETT HEARN
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway BILLY DECKER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway TIM FULLER
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway GARY TOMKINS
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway TIM FULLER
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


2006 Canandaigua Points Chase Closes with Season Championship Card

Canandaigua, NY – August 28, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The 2006 points chase comes to an exciting conclusion at Canandaigua Speedway on Sept. 2 when Paine Motorsports, Owasco Beverage and Parts Plus Auto Stores combine to sponsor the traditional Season Championship events. Double points will be on the line for all divisions in the annual summer showdown.
The headline DIRT Modified class at Canandaigua boasts a talented cast of drivers contending for $3,000 in the 50-lap regular season curtain-closer. Sportsman will be looking for valuable points in their own 25-lap feature while Parts Plus Auto Stores Expert Street Stock and JSB Graphics Novice racers will be competing in a pair of full-fender finales. Ontario County Fairgrounds' gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Adult General Admission is $15, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $14, Students (11-18 yrs) $8 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Six-time and defending Modified track champion Steve Paine has been pestered all season long by eight-time feature winner Gary Tomkins, yet opened up a 25-point lead entering this Saturday’s program. Paine has not relinquished the track crown during the new millennium while Tomkins is in search of his first big-block championship at the storied ‘Land of Legends’ half-miler. Paine needs to finish no worse than fifth-place to clinch an unprecedented seventh straight Modified championship at Canandaigua, tying Brett Hearn’s DIRT record established at Orange County Fair Speedway (1989-95). Paine has reached victory lane four times this season to improve his career total to 74 which ranks him third all-time in Ontario County.
In the summer-long Sportsman battle, local open-wheel veteran Todd Henderson (1 win) has a more comfortable position, needing to finish 14th or better on Saturday to secure his second crown in wine country; his first coming last season in Canandaigua’s 358-Modified chase. Henderson (797) holds a commanding lead over Eric Giguere (736) followed by ’03 points champ Paul Guererri (723).
The tightest battle at the historic Routes 5&20 clay oval has been waged in the Expert full-fender division with Blane Smith clinging to a one-point lead over three-time defending Street Stock champion Mike Welch. Both have three feature wins in 2006. A decision has almost been reached in the Novice Stock ranks as Rob Ingraham (2 wins) has pulled out to a 62-point advantage ahead of three-time winner Corey Hunt. Fourth-place points-getter Jamie Eldredge has posted a division-high four feature wins coming into the weekend.
Canandaigua Speedway will remain dark until Friday, Sept. 15 when the Finger Lakes Championships will feature a $6,000-to-win 100-lap Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event for big-block Modifieds plus a 30-lap Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series race. Race time is listed for 7 p.m., immediately following Integra Shocks Time Trials.
Canandaigua Speedway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 from the west or Exit 44 from the east. Additional information can be obtained by calling 585/394-0961 on raceday or during the week by dialing General Manager Jeff Farney (jefffarney@hotmail.com) at the track office 315/730-4345. Log into www.canandaiguaspeedway.com on the internet any time for the most updated rosters, results, point standings and race reports throughout the 2006 season.

Upcoming Speedway Event:
*September 15 –Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Original Pizza Logs 100’ big-block Modified Championship, Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series 30-laps.


Sheppard, Hefti & Peckham Claim Cayuga County Checkers

Weedsport, NY – August 27, 2006 – By Gary M. Spaid, Cayuga County PR
It may have been a fluke or just a happening of circumstance, but the three feature winners from Sunday at Cayuga County Fair Speedway’s final Empire Series points program were the same three winners from the night before at Canandaigua Speedway.
Matt Sheppard picked up his third DIRT Modified feature victory of the year at Cayuga County on Sunday. “We haven’t won here since June and I’m glad to be back here (victory lane) tonight,” stated an elated Matt Sheppard. “We’re entering the year end bigger shows on a positive note and with some momentum.”
Russ Hefti added DIRT Sportsman feature win number four to his resume at Cayuga County in 2006. “We looked at the point standings going into this event and with this win we may just have locked up the track tile,” explained Hefti from Victory Lane. “I’ve never been able to get a track championship here.”
Nathan Peckham won the final DIRT Street Stock show of the regular season beating out 2006 Cayuga County Fair Speedway Street Stock Champion Dave Mannise. In Enduro racing it was newcomer Tom Cook from Weedsport taking the 25-lap victory.
The 35-lap DIRT Modified feature started off with outside pole-sitter Joe Isabell taking the early lead. This first of six yellow flags flew on lap four when Chuck Bower slowed on the back stretch with a flat left rear tire. Some wild action followed the restart with Vince Vitale taking the lead as Isabell’s car faltered and fell back in the field. The racing was so intense that at one time the cars were four-wide under the starter’s stand.
On lap seven the second yellow flag flew when a four car accident blocked the fourth turn. Involved were D.J. Forbes, Tom Sears Jr., Roy Shields and Mike Ward. On the ensuing restart Vitale hung strong defending his lead while the pack of cars behind were being driven like “wild wolfs on the hunt.” A second four car accident again involved Shields with Shannon Whaley, Butch Tittle and Jeff Isabell taking part to force the yellow out again on lap nine.
Vitale was able to stretch out his lead on the restart as Sheppard, who had come from the back after winning the consolation race, was now challenging Danny Johnson for second. Once by Johnson, Sheppard set sail, catching Vitale in just one lap. After a side-by-side race for the top spot Sheppard solidified his lead when the yellow flew on lap 15, following a full 360-degree spin by Tim Fuller in the second turn after breaking a bead lock on a rear tire.
Another caution period came on lap 23 when Chuck Bower suffered front-end failure sending his ride towards the outside of the first turn where he was tagged by another car. Roy Shields brought out the final yellow two laps later after spinning out in the second turn. This brief slowdown set up a ten lap dash to the checkers with Sheppard apparently the fastest car on the track. Alan Johnson assumed second following a side-by-side duel with his brother Danny. At the finish line it would be Sheppard chased by Alan Johnson, Vince Vitale, Pat Ward and Ryan Phelps to round out the top-five finishers.
These results turned out to generate a top ten 2006 Empire Series points earners as follows: 1) Alan Johnson 447, 2) Matt Sheppard 400, 3) Pat Ward 379, 4) Jimmy Phelps 377, 5) Dale Planck 373, 6) Tim Fuller 365, 7) Danny Johnson 358, 8) Justin Haers 354, 9) Ryan Phelps 350, 10) Vince Vitale 326.
The 20-lap DIRT Sportsman main was also action filled. Rookie driver John Behron was sporting a new color scheme and number, 6J, as his car was fitted out in traditional JIR Motorsports team colors. These colors must have made a difference as he assumed the lead at the drop of the green and looked to have the race sewn up. Only a caution would stop his bid.
On lap 13, the yellow flew when Rob Richmond Jr. spun around in the second turn. This was the break Hefti needed as he had worked his way up to third behind Behron and Jim Spano. The restart was followed by yet another yellow as Amanda Whitney nosed into the first turn wall.
Hefti was now in second and looking to pass Behron. His opportunity came on lap 16 as he ducked low in the third turn. As Behron and Hefti exited the fourth turn they touched, almost sending Hefti head-on into the front stretch wall. Hefti was able to recover and saved the car from severe damages and sailed into the lead on lap 17. From this point on it was all Hefti. “We needed a yellow to catch John,” confirmed Hefti, answering announcer Rick Vleck’s question. “I have to thank Rob (Richmond Jr.) for that yellow.” Hefti took the 20-lap victory ahead of Shawn Donath, Behron, Rob Bellinger and Spano.
Nathan Peckham took the lead from his pole starting spot and led all 15 laps of the final Street Stock regular weekly program. Only one yellow slowed the race, that coming on lap five when Rick DeGroff lost a wheel on the back stretch. The final top-five in the feature were Peckham, Dave Mannise, Phil Marsden, Steve Woodworth and Nick Rizzo. The final 2006 Top-10 point standings for the Street Stocks at Cayuga County are: 1) Dave Mannise 834, 2) Nick Rizzo 718, 3) Phil Marsden 594, 4) Mike Minutolo 538, 5) Nathan Peckham 530, 6) Steve Woodworth 444, 7) Jim Wallace 415, 8) Tom Shoemaker III 394, 9) Dan Hoffman 378, 10) Wayne Ellison 360.

CCFS HAPPENINGS: Teams of the Week went to George LaVare Sr. in the Street Stocks, Mike Bowman in the Sportsman and James Neff in the Enduros…A 200-lap Enduro special has been announced for the speedway to run on Sunday, October 29 as part of a “Boo-festival”…Additionally it was announced a special Modified/358-Modified and Street Stock Championship run is now scheduled for Saturday, October 7, starting at 7:30 p.m.. The Modified/358-Modified feature winner will earn a starting spot the next day in the Eckerd 200, the premiere event during Super DIRT Week XXXV….Deal Maker had a number of special vehicles on display. Deal Maker provides the nifty Ford Mustang DIRT MotorSports pace car…Kid’s Box Car races were run during intermission as part of the Kid’s Club activities.
This Sunday will see the cars and stars from the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series descend on Cayuga County Fair Speedway for a special 100-lap feature. Joining the Modifieds will be the Sportsman and Enduro cars to make up the race card on this final regular weekly program at Cayuga County. Race time will remain 7 p.m. Most of these top stars will be then returning the next evening to run the “fast-track”, Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y. The Rolling Wheels DIRT Modified feature winner will be guaranteed the 7th starting spot for the Eckerd 200. Race time at RWR is 6 p.m. sharp.

EMPIRE LIVE TELEVISION SERIES RACE FIVE NIGHT SUMMARY
ENDURO
FEATURE (25-laps): TOM COOK, Karl Werner, Craig Dingey, Keith Keuer, Bob Thomas, James Neff, Jeff Helstrom, Nick Stark, Adam Keuer, Bobby Wagner, Ron Hall, Nick Werner, Kelly Smith, Jeremy Werner, James Werner, Kevin Alfred, Randy Knight, Don Ennis, Bill Werner, Barb Amidon, Wesley Alfred.

DIRT STREET STOCK
HEAT 1: N. Peckham, D. Mannise, N. Rizzo, P. Marsden, S. Faulkner.
HEAT 2: M. Minutolo, S. Woodworth, R. DeGroff, R. Hawker, J. Briere.
FEATURE (15-laps): NATHAN PECKHAM, Dave Mannise, Phil Marsden, Steve Woodworth, Nick Rizzo, Mike Minutolo, Ron Hawker, Steve Faulkner, Howard Jones, Joe Briere, Bill Thomas, Ryan DePuy, James Wallace, Rick DeGroff, George LaVare Sr., Tom Shoemaker III.

DIRT SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1: M. Bowman, R. Bresnahan, J. Pitcher, S. Donath, M. Mahaney, G. Hixson.
HEAT 2: R. Bellinger, J. Williams Jr., R. Hefti, J. Spano, J. Behron, K. Ridley.
HEAT 3: T. Currier, B. Sweet, T. Juhl, A. Steiner, J. Tesoriero, A. Whitney.
CONSI: R. Hile, J. Juhl II, M. Entwistle, B. Dewick, R. Richmond Jr., B. Coleman.

FEATURE (20-laps): RUSS HEFTI, Shawn Donath, John Behron, Rob Bellinger, Jim Spano, Jeremy Pitcher, Joe Williams Jr., Tim Currier, Brandon Sweet, Roy Bresnahan, Kevin Ridley, Greg Hixson, Tom Juhl, Anthony Steiner, Rob Hile, Bruce Dewick, Mike Entwistle, John Juhl II, Jon Tesoriero, Mike Mahaney, Rob Richmond Jr., Amanda Whitney, Mike Bowman, Billy Coleman.

DIRT MODIFIED
HEAT 1: V. Vitale, D.J. Forbes, R. Phelps, D. Planck, B. Dunn.
HEAT 2: C. Bower, Jo. Isabell, D. Johnson, P. Ward, J. Isabell.
HEAT 3: G. Tomkins, A. Johnson, B. Tittle, S. Whaley, J. Phelps.
CONSI: M. Sheppard, T. Fuller, B. Henry Jr., C. Homan, J. Haers, T. Sears Jr., R. Shields, M. Ward.

FEATURE (35-laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Alan Johnson, Vince Vitale, Pat Ward, Ryan Phelps, Justin Haers, Danny Johnson, Dale Planck, Tim Fuller, Jimmy Phelps, Chad Homan, Bob Henry Jr., Billy Dunn, Mike Ward, Roy Shields, Shannon Whaley, D.J. Forbes, Chuck Bower, Gary Tomkins, Butch Tittle, Joe Isabell, Jeff Isabell, Tom Sears Jr., Vic Coffey (DNS).


2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 27)

MODIFIED(52)

358-MODIFIED(48)

SPORTSMAN(64)

PRO STOCK(33)

STREET STOCK(34)

14

Tim Fuller

8

David Hebert

10

Russ Hefti

9

Pete Stefanski

9

Dave Mannise

12

Alan Johnson

6

Danny O'Brien

9

Brian Sage

6

Mike Williams

5

Julius Pepin

10

Kevin Bolland

6

Pierre Dagenais

6

Jack Meeks

6

Clayton Benedict

4

Blane Smith

9

Brett Hearn

6

Kyle Dingwall

6

Wayne Conn Jr.

5

Billy Clark Jr.

4

Jamie Eldredge

9

Billy Decker

5

Brian McDonald

6

Rob Bellinger

5

Louie Jackson

3

Bob Schade

8

Gary Tomkins

5

Todd Burley

5

Chris Higgins

5

Dave Bissonnette

3

Frank Burnell Jr.

8

Pat O'Brien

5

Pete Bicknell

5

Joe Williams Jr.

5

Bill Pascual

3

Corey Hunt

7

Rex King

4

Brett Hearn

5

Rob Pratt

4

Bob Buono

3

Mike Vigiletti

6

Matt Sheppard

4

Real LaFrance

5

Chris Raabe

4

Don Williams

3

Ray Tarantino

4

Pat Ward

4

Carey Terrance

4

Rob Knapp

4

Joey Ladouceur

3

Mike Welch

4

Frankie Caprara

3

Robbie Krull

4

Jason Riddell

4

P.J. Peters

3

Nathan Peckham

4

Vic Coffey

3

Andy Bachetti

4

Don Spatorico

3

Sean Corr

2

Jay Pepin

4

Steve Paine

3

Jeff Sykes

4

Jeff McGinnis

2

John Bryson

2

Adam DePuy

4

Brian Swartzlander

3

Clement Therrien

4

Tom Flannigan

2

Mitchell Jock

2

Wayne Ellison

3

Andy Bachetti

2

Scott Kerwin

4

Mat Williamson

2

Dan Shoop

2

Rob Ingraham

3

Danny Johnson

2

Scott Wood

3

Bill Bleich

2

Tom Kemp

2

Mike Minutolo

3

Kenny Tremont

2

Rick Richner

3

Joe Morel

2

Denis Gauvreau

2

Greg Kurtzman

2

Jimmy Horton

2

Martin Roy

3

Sammy Reakes IV

2

Rick Gorhan

1

John Aumick

2

Dave Murdick

2

David VanHorn

3

Roy Bresnahan

2

Stephane Lebrun

1

Mike Dandino

2

Dale Planck

2

Mark Hitchcock

3

Jay Mallory

2

T.J. Newton

1

Joel Murns

2

Jimmy Johnson

2

Laurent Ladouceur

3

Jeremy Pitcher

2

Allan Peters

1

Charles Vohs

2

Justin Haers

2

Larry Lampman Jr.

3

Shane Donath

1

Ron Marsden

1

Ray Cooper

2

Tom Winkle

2

Dan Jalbert

3

Bobby Herrington

1

John Gagner

1

James VanDyk

2

Ric Hill

2

Boyd MacTavish

2

Mike Ruggiero

1

Eric Greenlief

1

Kevin Colman

2

Jerm.Shingledecker

2

Kayle Robidoux

2

Paul Guererri

1

Joe Allen

1

Steve Faulkner

2

Billy Dunn

1

Matt Quinn

2

Mike Bowman(US)

1

Steve Miller

1

Nick Rizzo

1

Craig Mitchell

1

Jerry Higbie

2

Jipp Ortiz

1

Dave Williams

1

John Hechinger

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Rich Vinson

2

Ryan Poole

1

Roy Delormier

1

Sam Dwy

1

Jimmy Phelps

1

Pat O'Brien

2

Kevin Ridley

1

Dominic Gauvreau

1

Leroy Lewis

1

Tim Hindley

1

Dave Heaslip

2

Darren Zumpe

1

Tom Baker

1

Stan Vishinski

1

Steve Hough

1

Kenny Cosgrove

2

Phil LaVare

1

Dave Schulz

1

Al D'Antonio

1

Jeff Heotzler

1

J.R. Heffner

2

Chris Herbison

1

Eric Marin

1

Lee Charnock

1

Ryan Bartlett

1

Peter Mantha Jr.

2

Kevin Wills

1

Brian Kotarski

1

Missy Dembek

1

Russell King

1

Tim Hindley

2

Eric Giguere

90

Events / 7 Tracks

1

Ryan DePuy

1

Donnie Corellis

1

George McIntyre

2

Rob Wosyluk

72

Events / 4 Tracks

1

Charlie Donk

1

Todd Stewart

2

James Strassburg

1

Paul Gilardi

1

Chris Jones

2

Brian Krummel

1

Mike Adderley

1

Alain Boisvert

2

Jordan Bennett

1

Brian Berger

1

Rich Salisbury

2

Greg Panunte

1

Tommy Meier

1

Dan Miller

2

Shane Jablonka

1

Chad Brachmann

1

Chad Brachmann

2

Mike Storms

1

Paul Kinney

1

Donnie Corellis

2

Shawn Donath

1

J.R. Heffner

1

Wayne Jelley

2

Tyler McPherson

1

Joe Isabell

1

Tim Fuller

1

Scott Schrader

1

Rich Eurich

1

Mario Clair

1

Ricky Newton

1

Scott Prentice

1

Bryan Rogers

1

Tom Juhl

1

Dave Franek

1

Fred Carleton

1

Greg Mrzywka

1

Stewart Friesen

1

Adam Ferri

1

Bill Johnston

1

Guy Sheldon

110

Events / 14 Tracks

1

Todd Henderson

1

Jim Weller Jr.

1

Chad Chevalier

1

Lance Willix II

1

John Ferrier

1

Kenny Stafford

1

Paul Gaboury

156

Events / 26 Tracks

1

Mike Bowman(CAN)

1

Dave Just

1

Brad Kirkland

1

Rob Hile

1

Mark Dilario

1

Don Spiece

1

Mark Chiddy

1

John Juhl II

1

Anthony Rizzardo

1

Bill Eisele

1

Bob Albright

1

Nick Cupolo

166

Events / 13 Tracks


2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 27)


DIRT NE Weekend Winners 8-27

TRACK MEMBER

CLASS SANCTION

FEATURE WINNER

RACE NOTE

BREWERTON(Fri)

MODIFIED

-rain-

BROCKVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Kyle Dingwall (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Bob Albright (20L)

CAN-AM(Sat)

MODIFIED

Kenny Stafford (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Bellinger (20L)

CANANDAIGUA(Sat)

MODIFIED/358

Matt Sheppard (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Russ Hefti (25L)

STREET STOCK-EX

Nathan Peckham (15L)

STREET STOCK-NV

Ryan DePuy (10L)

CAYUGA COUNTY(Sun)

MODIFIED/358

Matt Sheppard (35L)

"Empire DIRT Series" on TWC

SPORTSMAN

Russ Hefti (20L)

STREET STOCK

Nathan Peckham (15L)

CORNWALL(Sun)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

DRUMMOND(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Clement Therrien (35L)

David Hebert (75L)

*Rain-Delayed from 8/19

EDELWEISS(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Brian McDonald (30L)

*Open competition event

PRO STOCK

Clayton Benedict (20L)

FROGTOWN(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Carey Terrance (25L)

PRO STOCK

Allan Peters (20L)

FULTON(Sat)

MODIFIED

Tim Fuller (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Joe Williams Jr. (20L)

PRO STOCK

Pete Stefanski (20L)

GENESEE(Sat)

SPORTSMAN

Brian Sage (25L)

PRO STOCK

T.J. Newton (20L)

GRANBY(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Kayle Robidoux (30L)

HUMBERSTONE(Sun)

SPORTSMAN

Nick Cupolo (25L)

LEBANON VALLEY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Dave Leckonby (30L)

*Open competition event

358-MODIFIED

-off-

LERNERVILLE(Fri)

MODIFIED

Brian Swartzlander (25L)

MERRITTVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Pete Bicknell (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Mat Williamson (25L)

OHSWEKEN(Fri)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Pratt (25L)

ORANGE COUNTY(Sat)

MODIFIED

-rain-

358-MODIFIED

-off-

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

STREET STOCK-VET

-rain-

-rain-

*Rain-Delayed from 7/22

STREET STOCK-AM

-rain-

-rain-

*Rain-Delayed from 7/22

RANSOMVILLE(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

ROLLING WHEELS(Spl)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 4

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

THUNDER ALLEY(Fri)

MODIFIED/358

Billy Dunn (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Chris Raabe (20L)

TRI-CITY(Sun)

MODIFIED

-rain-


DIRT NE Weekend Winners 8-27


Sheppard, Hefti & Barger Capture Canandaigua’s Open-Wheel Wins

Canandaigua, NY – August 26, 2006 – By Gary M. Spaid, Canandaigua PR
Matt Sheppard, from nearby Waterloo, NY, picked up the DIRT Modified feature win at Canandaigua Speedway last Saturday evening. It was Sheppard’s first win of the season at the fast half mile oval. “It feels good to have finally made it here,” stated Sheppard referring to Victory Lane. We must have a “billion” seconds here and it just feels good.”
In DIRT Sportsman action Russ Hefti, from Elbridge, NY, won his third Canandaigua feature win, his second in a row. “We were going to travel and test out some of the tracks that our upcoming series will travel to, but then I realized we needed to earn points towards the Central Region DIRT Sportsman title,” rationalized Hefti. “We need to win as only a driver’s best 12 finishes count towards regional points.”
In full-fender action it was Ryan DePuy picking up his first-ever Canandaigua Novice Street Stock feature victory. Nathan Peckham earned Canandaigua Expert Street Stock victory number two on the season.
Also present for the night were the Empire Super Sprints. Justin Barger from Montrose, NY earned the 25-lap feature win just inching out Jessica Zemken at the finish line. [see complete story]
The 35-lap DIRT Modified feature opened with Butch Tittle taking the lead at the drop of the green. On lap three Todd Burley slowed with a flat tire in the fourth turn to bring out the first yellow of the race. But just two laps later Matt Sheppard blew by Chuck Bower using the high side of the back stretch. Sheppard then began to pull away from the competition, only to give up his advantage when the yellow flew on lap 12 for a multi-car accident in the first turn. Involved were Gary Tomkins, who lost a drive shaft in the accident, and Jeff Brownell Jr.
Sheppard maintained his lead pulling out to a 4.5 second led over second-place Charlie Donk, who was battling with Bower and eventually Steve Paine for the runner-up position. On lap 25 Paine worked his way into that second spot and then, in lap traffic, started to close the gap on Sheppard. By lap 32, Paine had cut Sheppard’s lead to just 1.5 seconds but laps ran out quickly. Sheppard held on for the victory followed by Paine, Donk, Bower and Chad Brachmann to round out the top-five finishers. “We had a good handling car here this week,” added Sheppard from Victory Lane. Thanks should also go to Finger Lakes motors and my crew for such a great handling machine.”
The 25-lap DIRT Sportsman feature took nearly a half hour to complete as six yellow flags slowed the race. A three-car spin and crash on the inside of the fourth turn on the first lap seemed to set the tone for the event. Involved in this accident were Nick Guererri, Eric Heffernan and Greg Hixson.
Up front it was Jim Hull taking the lead at the initial green and holding off repeat charges by Phil LaVare. On lap six, Hull looped his number 52 in front of the entire field going into the third turn. Only two other cars were caught up in this yellow, Darryl Hilkert and Ed Fisher. This put Scott Schrader in the lead. On the charge, using the outside groove was Russ Hefti, who started back in 18th and had worked his way into second by lap seven. A yellow on lap nine set up a side-by-side restart between Hefti and Schrader. Hefti won out and grabbed the lead.
Three additional yellows came on laps 15, 18 and 22. On lap 15 Loren Lincoln and Mark Chiddy came together leaving debris, including a shock absorber, on the front stretch. The yellow on lap 18 came after Eric Giguere broke a front-end following contact with another car and slowed on the speedway. Giguere pitted and returned to the race. The lap 22 caution came when the belly pan flew off a car at the start-finish line. Hefti came home with the win followed by Schrader, Dan Wiesner, LaVare and Gus Hurlburt to round out the top-five.
Both Street Stock features went green-to-checkers. DePuy took the lead from the pole in the Novice 10-lap event. He built a commanding lead over the rest of the field. A battle for second between Robert Ingram, Corey Hunt and Jamie Eldredge kept the fans attention for much of the event. DePuy won the feature followed by Eldredge, Hunt, Ingraham and Eric Chapman.
In the Expert main the fans were treated to some close racing. Peckham took the lead on lap two from Adam DePuy. DePuy fell back, exiting the race on lap eight. Up front Nick Rizzo, Mike Schultz and Blane Smith were in a see-saw battle for second back. Although out front, Peckham, was always within sight of his closest challengers, taking the win over Rizzo, Blane Smith, Schultz and Mike Minutolo. “I felt pestered all night,” commented Peckham. “I knew there was at least one car right behind me, maybe more, all race long.”

LEGENDS NOTES: The Kid’s Club featured “Box Cars” as the kids made race cars of their favorite drivers out of old boxes. Some creative ideas came from their designs…Steve Gray was still behind the wheel of Eldon Payne Jr.’s car. Following an early summer work accident, Payne was seen walking around the pit area, having the casts removed from his legs….Mike Welch (Street Stock) and Paul Guererri (Sportsman) were picked as Teams of the Week, each receiving three pit passes next Saturday…. Deacon Claude Lester and the Canandaigua Churches in Action sent a letter of thanks to the fans at Canandaigua for raising over 1000 pounds of needed food in their food drive on August 12….Joe Beyea made his first appearance of the season in the headline DIRT Modified division.
This Saturday will be the final track points event at Canandaigua Speedway this season. Double points will be on the line in all divisions. The DIRT Modifieds will be running a 50-lap event. Race time begins just before 7 p.m. The final event of the year at Ontario County Fairgrounds will then come on Friday, September 15, at 7 p.m., with the running of a 100-lap Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series race and a 30-lap Sportsman Mr. DIRT Series Championship.

D’AMICO CHRYSLER-DODGE-JEEP/THE WALL 99.3 FM/HEP SALES NIGHT SUMMARY
DIRT STREET STOCK
HEAT 1: M. Schultz, M. Welch, A. DePuy, S. Smith, K. Smith, A. Fisk
HEAT 2: B. Smith, L. Lewis, N. Peckham, F. Burnell, R. Lloyd, N. Rizzo.
HEAT 3: R. DePuy, Ma. Minutolo, C. Hunt, R. Ingraham, E. Chapman, R. Lurcock.
NOVICE FEATURE (10-laps): RYAN DEPUY, Jamie Eldredge, Corey Hunt, Robert Ingraham, Eric Chapman, Marc Minutolo, Ross Lurcock, Rod Comfort Jr., Kurt Owen, George LaVare.
EXPERT FEATURE (15-laps): NATHAN PECKHAM, Nick Rizzo, Blane Smith, Mike Schultz, Mike Minutolo, Mike Welch, Frank Burnell, Leroy Lewis, Steve Faulkner, Scott Smith, Robert Lloyd, Chris Jacobs, Jack Stoddard, Kevin Smith, Adam DePuy, Andy Fisk, Doug Smith (DNS), Brain Lloyd (DNS).

DIRT SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1: K. Ridley, S. Schrader, T. Currier, R. Hefti, T. Henderson, E. Fisher.
HEAT 2: G. Hurlburt, J. Hull, D. Allen, P. Guererri, D. Wiesner, D. Hilkert.
HEAT 3: P. LaVare, R. Bussey, L. Lincoln, R. Richmond Jr., G. Hixson, E. Giguere.
FEATURE (25-laps): RUSS HEFTI, Scott Schrader, Dan Wiesner, Phil LaVare, Gus Hurlburt, Todd Henderson, Tim Currier, Paul Guererri, Erik Van Skiver, Rob Bussey, Kevin Ridley, Rob Richmond Jr., Ed Fisher, Nick Guererri, Eric Heffernan, Bruce Dewick, Eric Giguere, David Allen, Mark Chiddy, Loren Lincoln, Darryl Hilkert, Greg Hixson, Jim Hull, Tom Jansch (DNS).

DIRT MODIFIED
HEAT 1 D. Rauscher, C. Bower, G. Tomkins, M. Sheppard, C. Brachmann
HEAT 2: S. Paine, C. Donk, T. Burley, V. Coffey, B. Tittle.
FEATURE (35-laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Steve Paine, Charlie Donk, Chuck Bower, Chad Brachmann, Vic Coffey, Todd Burley, Dave Rauscher, Joe Beyea, Butch Tittle, Mike Ward, Shannon Whaley, Chad Homan, Jeff Brownell Jr., Gary Tomkins, Fran Hilton, Don Slover, Steve Gray (DNS).


358-Modified Qualifiers Make Their Way To Super DIRT Week In October

Weedsport, NY - August 25, 2006 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The qualifying trail leading up to the 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 7 of Super DIRT Week XXXV in Syracuse, N.Y. continues with 21 tracks currently staging 49 events in 2006. The present-day format guarantees that automatic starting berths for Syracuse will be earned by drivers at DIRT member tracks, along with DIRT associate Little Valley Speedway, while time trials will remain open to any driver issued a DIRT License.
The 2006 Syracuse 358-Modified Championship qualifying procedure includes time trials for all DIRT members as well as those already holding guaranteed starter status through the summer qualifying races and three DIRT 358-Modified Regional Championships. The top-8 non-guaranteed drivers will make Friday's Twin 20s starting grids via time trials.
All full-sanctioned tracks at which DIRT MotorSports recognizes a 358-Modified points champion is afforded no less than (2) qualifying events, with at least (1) position awarded in a non-Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series event. Every Mr. DIRT 358 Series race held prior to Super DIRT Week is a qualifier.
The summer-long qualifying trail culminates with tape-delayed (Oct. 29 on SPEED TV) coverage of the 150-lap 358-Modified Championship held Super DIRT Week. Activity begins Thursday, Oct. 5 with afternoon time trials locking in the front-three rows; the same times will be used to line up the Twin 20s on Friday with a last chance race run on Saturday.
Guaranteed starters will be added from Super DIRT Week qualifiers at Brewerton Speedway (Oct. 5) and Rolling Wheels Raceway (Oct. 6) with the current top-12 in overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels 358-Modified Mr. DIRT point standings and provisionals filling out the field.
The DIRT MotorSports™ Advance Auto Parts Modified Series is brought to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., DealMaker Auto Group and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DART Machinery, Holley HP Carburetors, Integra Shocks, MSD Ignitions, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Penske Shocks and Wrisco Industries.

2006 358-MODIFIED SYRACUSE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
(+)-denotes Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series event.
DAY-DATE TRACK/LOCATION WINNER/QUALIFIER
Sat-Apr 29 Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon,NY Matt Quinn
Sat-Apr 29 Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown,NY Jerry Higbie
Sat-May 13 Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon,NY Andy Bachetti
Mon-May 22 Merrittville Speedway/Thorold,ONT Robbie Krull
Sat-May 27 Frogtown Int'l Speedway/Hogansburg,NY Dave Heaslip
Sat-May 27 Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville,QUE David Hebert
Sat-May 27 Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon,NY J.R. Heffner
Fri-Jun 2 Ransomville Speedway/Ransomville,NY Scott Kerwin
Fri-Jun 2 Autodrome Granby/Granby,QUE Martin Roy
Sat-Jun 10 Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown,NY Tim Hindley
Sat-Jun 24 Genesee Speedway/Batavia,NY Scott Wood
Sat-Jul 1 Lebanon Valley Speedway /West Lebanon,NY Rich Salisbury
Tue-Jul 4 Brockville Ontario Speedway/Brockville,ONT A.Johnson/Danny O'Brien (7th)
Sun-Jul 9 Cayuga County Fair Speedway/Weedsport,NY Chad Brachmann
Sun-Jul 9 Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall,ONT Dale Planck/Chris Jones (9th)
Thr-Jul 13 Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown,NY David VanHorn
Fri-Jul 14 Autodrome Granby/Granby,QUE D.Hebert/Mario Clair (2nd)
Sat-Jul 15 Lebanon Valley Speedway /West Lebanon,NY Donnie Corellis
Sat-Jul 15 Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville,QUE D.Hebert/Kayle Robidoux (2nd)
Sat-Jul 15 Merrittville Speedway/Thorold,ONT Pete Bicknell
Sun-Jul 23 Lebanon Valley Speedway/West Lebanon,NY Wayne Jelley
Thr-Jul 27 Can-Am Motorsports Park,Ltd./LaFargeville,NY Tim Fuller
Fri-July 28 Autodrome Edelweiss/Hull,QUE Pierre Dagenais
Sat-July 29 Brockville Ontario Speedway/Brockville,ONT D.O'Brien/Yan Bussiere (3rd)
Sun-Jul 30 Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall,ONT Brian McDonald
Sun-July 30 Humberstone Speedway/Port Colborne,ONT P.Bicknell/Adam Ferri (2nd)
Sat-Aug 5 Canandaigua Speedway/Canandaigua,NY V.Coffey/Justin Henderson (10th)
Sun-Aug 6 Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall,ONT B.McDonald/Kyle Dingwall (2nd)
Mon-Aug 7 Merrittville Speedway/Thorold,ONT A.Johnson/Ken Cosgrove (3rd)
Tue-Aug 8 Ransomville Speedway/Ransomville,NY Stewart Friesen
Fri-Aug 11 Ohsweken Speedway/Ohsweken,ONT A.Ferri/Rick Richner (4th)
Sat-Aug 26 Autodrome Drummond/Drummondville,QUE
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton,NY
Fri-Sep 1 Ransomville Speedway/Ransomville,NY
Fri-Sep 1 Thunder Alley Speedpark/Evans Mills,NY
Sat-Sep 2 Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown,NY
Sat-Sep 2 Frogtown Int'l Speedway/Hogansburg,NY
Sun-Sep 3+ Cornwall Motor Speedway/Cornwall,ONT
Fri-Sep 8 Autodrome Edelweiss/Hull,QUE
Sat-Sep 9+ Lebanon Valley Speedway(3)/West Lebanon,NY
Sat-Sep 9 Autodrome Granby/Granby,QUE
Sat-Sep 9 Little Valley Speedway/Little Valley,NY
Sun-Sep 10+ Can-Am Motorsports Park,Ltd./LaFargeville,NY
Sat-Sep 16+ Brockville Ontario Speedway/Brockville,ONT
Fri-Sep 22+ Rolling Wheels Raceway/Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway/Fulton,NY
Wed-Oct 4+ Can-Am Motorsports Park,Ltd./LaFargeville,NY
Thr-Oct 5+ Brewerton Speedway/Brewerton,NY
Fri-Oct 6+ Rolling Wheels Raceway(2)/Elbridge,NY
Sat-Oct 7+ New York State Fairgrounds/Syracuse,NY


DIRT NE SPT BULLETIN 8/25
OFFICIAL DIRT BULLETIN
EFFECTIVE: August 25, 2006

The following bulletin serves as official notification of a rules change, deviation, reminder or interpretation from the 2006 DIRT rulebooks for the division mentioned.

Sportsman Carburetors (page 44-45, sections 15 and 16)

Please be aware that Holley HP parts of any kind, particularly metering blocks, are not allowed on 4412 or 4777 carburetors (crate option) approved for Sportsman competition. HP and other non-approved metering blocks have been appearing in pre and post-race technical inspection and are not considered legal.

Please note: The Holley 500CFM 2 bbl carburetor 4412, 4412S, 4412C, etc. metering block will be stamped 5924 or 5925. The number 3 may also be stamped in a nearby location of either 5924 or 5925. The 5925 stamped number will be the most common number found on the 4412 series metering blocks.

Please see your track tech inspector prior to a race event to be certain of carburetor legality.

Sportsman Crate and 358-Modified 4777 Carburetors

Holley carb # 4777 used with the GM Crate engine option and on 358-Modifieds is currently being manufactured with four (4) #172 throttle plates (butterflies). This is a change by Holley from the previous production practice of using two (2) #172 and two (2) #173 plates.

Any questions on the above bulletin should be directed to Cory Reed at the DIRT MotorSports office at (315) 834-6606.


36th Petrocci Memorial Tops Labor Day Card At Rolling Wheels Raceway

Elbridge, NY – August 24, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Rolling Wheels Raceway will be the only Central New York track in operation on Labor Day as it hosts the 36th Annual Robert N. Petrocci Memorial. The traditional Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown for big-block Modifieds on Sept. 4 is accompanied by a $1,500-to-win 30-lap Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series event with $400 on the line for the 15-lap DIRT Street Stock feature winner.
Integra Shocks Time Trials leading up to the $6,000-to-win, 100-lap Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Warm-ups are scheduled to open up the trackside activity at 5:30 p.m., with support division qualifying heats starting at 6:30 p.m. Pit gates will unlock at 3 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 4 o'clock. The adult General Admission ticket price is $20, seniors 60 and over cost $18, students 11-18 yrs. are $10 while children 10 and under are free; DIRT members are $25 and the non-member fee is $30.
The annual title race at the "Fast Track" is in memory of the late Rolling Wheels owner Bob Petrocci, who first mapped out the Elbridge oval in the late 1960s. Just one year following the August 17, 1969 opener, Petrocci lost his life in a freak accident while spectating at a nearby speedway. His Sons Robert,Jr. and Donald Petrocci inherited promotional duties before RWR emerged as a charter member track of DIRT MotorSports in 1976.
Bob McCreadie leads all open-wheel competitors with six Petrocci Memorial triumphs while Brett Hearn and veteran Jack Johnson have each captured five Petrocci wins in Elbridge. Inaugural RNP Memorial champion Will Cagle (4) is the only other multi-time race winner while 2004 champion Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Steve Paine, Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont, Billy Decker, Joe Plazek, Jeff Heotzler, Frank Cozze, Kenny Brightbill, Chuck Akulis, Gary Iulg and the late great Dave Kneisel all triumphed on one occasion. (The 2003 event was cancelled due to rain)
Gary Tomkins is the defending Petrocci Memorial champion, capturing his first Labor Day trophy ahead of Advance Auto Parts SDS regulars Tim Fuller and Billy Decker while rising tour stars Jimmy Phelps and Matt Sheppard filled out the front-five. Fuller holds the RWR single lap record in an Advance Auto Parts SDS event after circling the fast 5/8-miler in a time of 20.146 seconds (111.685 mph) on July 5, 2004. Phelps set fast time of 20.547 seconds (109.505 mph) in the ‘05 Labor Day special on Sept. 5.
With a sudden downpour forcing track officials to cancel the ‘Firecracker’ Championship scheduled during the Independence Day holiday, Rolling Wheels has staged only one big-block race in 2006, with Super DIRT Series points runner-up Decker and third-place points-getter Fuller taking checkered flags in the twin 50-lap feature format on May 7. Alan Johnson, who posted third and 17th-place finishes in May steering the Rudalavage/Laughing-owned no. 14J NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell entry, is the current Advance Auto Parts SDS points leader while Decker tops the current RWR big-block points chart ahead of Fuller and Gary Tomkins, who are tied for second. Fuller is the reigning overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Champion while Tomkins is the two-time defending Rolling Wheels season champion.
2005 Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Sportsman Champion Russ Hefti is also the two-time DIRT Sportsman division points champion at Rolling Wheels and he claimed the May 7 opener in his bid for a three-peat at the ‘Fast Track.’ In the 20-lap lid-lifter that ran caution-free, Hefti out-distanced runner-up Joe Williams Jr. by a full straightaway followed by ’05 Rookie of the Year Chris Higgins, Western New Yorker Rob Pratt and female open-wheel sensation Jessica Zemken.
The 15-lap Street Stock main in May was slowed by just one yellow flag before Blane Smith posted the flag-to-flag victory in full-fender competition. Frank Burnell Jr. used lapped traffic to pass Adam DePuy for second with three laps to go while Dave Marcuccilli and Dave Mannise rounded out the fast-five at the finish.
For more information regarding Rolling Wheels, contact DIRT NorthEast Headquarters during the week at 315/834-6606, call RWR (315/689-7809) on raceday or visit www.rollingwheelsraceway.com on the internet anytime. Rolling Wheels Raceway is located west of the village of Elbridge on Route 5, just five minutes east of the city of Auburn and only 10 minutes from Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.

Upcoming Speedway Events:
*September 22 – 20th Annual World Series Championship Weekend; Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series 100-laps, $4,000-to-win plus DIRT Street Stock 20-laps, $500-to-win.
*September 23 – 20th Annual World Series Championship Weekend; Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Modified 200-laps, $10,000-to-win, Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series 30-laps $1,500-to-win and Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Series 30-laps, $1,000-to-win.
[Track points end]
*October 6 – Super DIRT Week Shootout; Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series 100-laps, $4,000-to-win and Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series 30-laps $1,500-to-win.
*October 7 – Super DIRT Week Shootout; ESS/URC/PSG Sprint Car Challenge 25-laps, $3,000-to-win.


“No Limits” Tailgating at Cayuga County Fairgrounds Finale

Weedsport, NY – August 24, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Does your grill travel in your truck? Do the lights for your campsite put those of Chevy Chase in the movie “Christmas Vacation” to shame? Are the chairs for your outdoor partying more comfortable than the ones at home? If so, you definitely need to be at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport on Sunday, September 3.
Labor Day weekend is synonymous with the ending of the summer. It also traditionally marks the season finale at the Cayuga County Fairgrounds. The kickoff of the 2006 running of the “Northeast 100” featuring the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series will have fans showing off their tailgating talents for prizes with the first-ever competition at the popular Rte 31 oval.
“This is a big weekend for camping, parties and picnics,” said new Cayuga County Fair Speedway General Manager Jack Deery. “We want our last race event of the season to be spectacular and we want fans to participate like never before. There is plenty of room here for the action outside of the track to be as exciting as the action on the track. We are anxious to reward the creativity of our fans.”
Tailgating is a modern-day ritual enjoyed by thousands of fans nationwide. True tailgating, however, is an art form that requires ---and exposes--- very special talents. Do you have what it takes? Cayuga County Fair Speedway wants to recognize the hard core tailgaters who know no limits when it comes to pre-race partying. Prizes for Best Looking Site, Best Food – Taste, Best Food – Selection, Best Dressed, Most Race-Oriented Theme and an Overall Speedway Tailgating Champion will be awarded to honor the most extraordinary exhibits on Sunday afternoon. Judges will be roaming the fairgrounds from 1-5 p.m.
A complete program of DIRT Sportsman plus a 4-Cylinder Enduro join the Advance Auto Parts SDS ‘Northeast 100’ at Cayuga County. Both the 100-lap Modified and 20-lap Sportsman features will be televised in their entirety “live” on Time Warner Sports to close out the 8-9:30 pm time slot. Adult general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free. Adults can take advantage of a unique “Bounceback Bonus” discount, submitting their ticket stubs from Canandaigua, Fulton or Brewerton speedways that same weekend to receive a $5.00 discount on General Admission.
Warm-ups are scheduled to begin Sunday at 6 p.m. followed by Integra Shocks Time Trials for Modifieds at 6:30, with Sportsman qualifying heats starting at 7 o’clock. Pit gates swing open at 3 p.m. and seating in the main grandstands starts at 4 p.m.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located one mile off Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway; a 15-minute trip west from Syracuse and only an hour's venture east from downtown Rochester. Contact the track office at 315/834-6606 for more details on the ‘Tailgating Competition’ or log into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com to view additional information. And remember, get your backside trackside!

2006 Empire DIRT Series/Time Warner Cable Program Schedule
Empire DIRT Series Schedule
August 27 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/29 @ 9:30pm & 9/2 @ 9:00pm
September 3 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 9/5 & 9/8 or 9/9, TBA


Cameras Back In Focus For Final Sunday Show In August At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY – August 22, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
“Live” televised oval track action returns to Cayuga County Fair Speedway on Sunday, August 27 with Round # 5 of the Empire DIRT Series the showcase event. DealMaker Auto Group, A-Verdi Container, Reva Roller Dome and Sennett Auto Parts/Parts Plus of Auburn, N.Y. take headline billing over a full show for DIRT Modified, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Street Stock and 4-Cylinder Enduro racers plus a special appearance by the Central New York Mini Sprints. Both the 35-lap Modified and 20-lap Sportsman features will be televised in their entirety “live” on Time Warner Sports to close out the 8-9:30 pm (EST) time slot.
Adult race fans are encouraged to take advantage of doubling up over the weekend by submitting their ticket stubs from Canandaigua, Fulton or Brewerton speedways to receive a $5.00 discount on General Admission. Without benefiting from this unique “Bounceback Bonus” discount offered exclusively at the popular Route 31 site, adult general admission tickets are $15 each. Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) remain $14, Students (11-18 yrs) are $8 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free. Qualifying on Sunday gets underway at 7 p.m. and gates swing open at 5 o’clock.
Alan Johnson scored his second big-block feature win in front of the cameras on Aug. 13 to move past Jimmy Phelps in both the Empire DIRT Series standings and season-long track points chase with just two races left. Fuller (665 pts) also overtook Phelps (662) on the 2006 CCFS chart with Johnson ringing up 686 markers. ‘A.J. Slideways’ has totalled 352 points in four EDS events to rank ahead of Phelps (315), Dale Planck (305), Matt Sheppard (300) and Fuller (300). Justin Hears and Vic Coffey earned the other televised victories.
While three-time Cayuga County winner Russ Hefti continues to pace the DIRT Sportsman standings ahead of Joe Williams Jr. (1 win), 20-lap feature winners Roy Bresnahan, Rob Bellinger, Shawn Donath and John Juhl II have done their best work on television since “live” coverage began in mid-July. Tom Juhl (1 win), Bresnahan and Bellinger complete the top-five in points.
With the final divisional points race slated for Sunday night, Dave Mannise has already clinched his first Street Stock Championship in Weedsport, capturing eight feature wins in 13 point events with still another first-place trophy collected in the 25th Cayuga County Fair Championship. Nick Rizzo (1 win) currently stands second heading into the last point show left while Phil Marsden holds down third still in search of his first trip to the winner’s circle.
With just four points separating the top-three, current leader Craig Dingey (4 wins), Karl Werner (2) and James Werner (2) are the only repeat winners in the full-fender 4-Cylinder Enduro division. The top-5 finishers (1st-5 pts, 2nd-4 pts, 3rd-3 pts, 4th-2 pts, 5th-1 pt.) in each non-stop finale earn points and at the end of the season a divisional champion will be crowned for the first time ever at Cayuga County.
Along with Time Warner Cable viewers at home able to witness a pair of open-wheel feature events, the Modified consolation round (based on weather and time limitations) will also be included in each 1-1/2 hours show. Doug Elkins and Shane Andrews are co-hosts throughout the evening while Mark Kenyon reports pitside with behind-the-scenes interviews. TWC will also air each program twice more during the following week.
In addition, motorsports fans across the country will be able to tune into DIRTvision.com at 7 p.m. EST to watch the live cybercasts. A bonus of four more weeks of open-wheel action will follow the seven live shows with those Super DIRT Week Classics beginning Sept. 10 and leading into Super DIRT Week ’06 on the Syracuse Mile. The Empire DIRT Series runs through September 3, with each show televised "live" from 8:00-9:30pm, EST.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located one mile off Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway; a 15-minute trip west from Syracuse and only an hour's venture east from downtown Rochester. Contact the track office at 315/834-6606 or log into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com to view complete 2006 track schedule as well as additional information posted throughout the season.

Upcoming Speedway Event:
*September 3 – Empire DIRT Series Round #6 (Live TV 8-9:30pm, EST); Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Northeast 100’ big-block Modified Championship, Sportsman, 4-Cylinder Enduro [Final points show].
2006 Empire DIRT Series/Time Warner Cable Programs
Empire DIRT Series Schedule
August 27 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/29 @ 9:30pm & 9/2 @ 9:00pm
September 3 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 9/5 & 9/8 or 9/9, TBA
Super DIRT Week Classic Schedule
September 10 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
September 17 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
September 24 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
October 1 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show


Empire Super Sprinters Back On Canandaigua Card Saturday Night

Canandaigua, NY – August 21, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
After rain scaled back their initial effort in July, the Empire Super Sprints return to town for another big night of racing at Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday, August 26. D'Amico Chrysler Dodge Jeep and The WALL 99.3 FM Radio sponsor a traditional four-star line-up with a complete card of open-wheel Advance Auto Parts Modified and Paine Motorsports Sportsman racing plus full-fender Parts Plus Auto Stores Expert Street Stock and JSB Graphics Novice action joining the winged warriors on the Ontario County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. and qualifying rounds begin promptly at 7 o’clock. Adult General Admission is $18, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $15, Students (11-18 yrs) $9 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
It will be a special night for the NativePoker.com Tour as the Empire Super Sprinters end a four-year hiatus with a return to the Ontario County Fairgrounds on Saturday. On July 6, 2002 long-time ESS faithful Rob Dietrick took a popular victory on front of many family and friends. That was the last time the stars and cars from the 24 year-old organization visited the popular Routes 5 & 20 oval. Dietrick ended a two year retirement earlier this year and will have his familiar #10 in the pits.
Other former winners slated to haul westward into wine country include defending ESS champion Lance Yonge and Randy Years along with local favorites Bubby Kerrick, Nick Fratto, Mike Stelter and Chuck Hebing. They will be joined by current points leader Alain Bergeron, runner-up Dan Kaszubinski, a four-time winner in 2006, Canadian rookie contender Steve Poirier, female sensation Jessica Zemken, Jeff Cook and some 30 other top sprint car chauffeurs. Former ESS competitor Mike Lauterborn has picked up the sponsorship of the Walt’s Hobby Dash for this evening as well.
With just two point shows remaining on the 2006 agenda, Canandaigua’s coveted DIRT Modified track championship, Gary Tomkins and Steve Paine continue to remain the frontrunners in 2006. Current leader Tomkins has blistered the storied half-miler, posting a career best eight wins in 16 feature races. Six-time defending track champion Paine has reached victory lane on four occasions to stand second just seven points back. Still winless Todd Burley and Matt Sheppard remain longshots for the trophy while Vic Coffey (3 wins) rounds out the top-five in points ahead of Charlie Donk (1) and Chuck Bower.
In the Paine Motorsports Sportsman division, eight different drivers have shared victory lane laurels in 14 events with Eric Giguere, Paul Guererri, Phil LVare and Kevin Ridley repeating trips to the winner’s circle. Taking one checkered flag in ’06, Todd Henderson (751) has opened up a steady lead over Giguere (710), Guererri (681), Rob Bussey (651) and LaVare (624) on the points chart.
A full program of Street Stock racing completes the short-track show at the Routes 5&20 speedplant. In the Parts Plus Auto Stores Expert title hunt, Mike Welch and Blane Smith have battled all season and matched blow for blow on the results sheet. Both have won three times and Smith has 10 top-five finishes in 13 events but Welch holds the narrow five-point lead in search of his fourth straight Canandaigua crown. Rob Ingraham (2 wins) tops the JSB Graphics Novice points chart ahead of Corey Hunt (3 wins) and early-season leader Mike Dandino (1 win) while Jamie Eldredge (4) and Charles Vohs (2) are the only other drivers to repeat trips to the winner’s circle.
Canandaigua Speedway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 from the west or Exit 44 from the east. Additional information can be obtained by calling 585/394-0961 on raceday or during the week by dialing General Manager Jeff Farney (jefffarney@hotmail.com) at the track office 315/730-4345. Log into www.canandaiguaspeedway.com on the internet any time for the most updated rosters, results, point standings and race reports throughout the 2006 season.

Upcoming Speedway Events:
*September 2 – Season Championships Double Track Points 50-laps DIRT Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock [Final points show];
*September 15 –Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Original Pizza Logs 100’ big-block Modified Championship, Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series 30-laps.


2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 20)

MODIFIED(51)

358-MODIFIED(48)

SPORTSMAN(62)

PRO STOCK(33)

STREET STOCK(33)

13

Tim Fuller

7

David Hebert

8

Brian Sage

8

Pete Stefanski

9

Dave Mannise

12

Alan Johnson

6

Danny O'Brien

8

Russ Hefti

6

Mike Williams

5

Julius Pepin

10

Kevin Bolland

6

Pierre Dagenais

6

Jack Meeks

5

Billy Clark Jr.

4

Blane Smith

9

Brett Hearn

5

Brian McDonald

6

Wayne Conn Jr.

5

Louie Jackson

4

Jamie Eldredge

9

Billy Decker

5

Todd Burley

5

Rob Bellinger

5

Dave Bissonnette

3

Bob Schade

8

Gary Tomkins

5

Kyle Dingwall

5

Chris Higgins

5

Clayton Benedict

3

Frank Burnell Jr.

8

Pat O'Brien

4

Pete Bicknell

4

Joe Williams Jr.

5

Bill Pascual

3

Corey Hunt

7

Rex King

4

Brett Hearn

4

Rob Pratt

4

Bob Buono

3

Mike Vigiletti

4

Matt Sheppard

4

Real LaFrance

4

Rob Knapp

4

Don Williams

3

Ray Tarantino

4

Pat Ward

3

Robbie Krull

4

Jason Riddell

4

Joey Ladouceur

3

Mike Welch

4

Frankie Caprara

3

Carey Terrance

4

Don Spatorico

4

P.J. Peters

2

Jay Pepin

4

Vic Coffey

3

Andy Bachetti

4

Jeff McGinnis

3

Sean Corr

2

Adam DePuy

4

Steve Paine

3

Jeff Sykes

4

Tom Flannigan

2

John Bryson

2

Wayne Ellison

3

Andy Bachetti

2

Scott Kerwin

4

Chris Raabe

2

Mitchell Jock

2

Rob Ingraham

3

Brian Swartzlander

2

Scott Wood

3

Bill Bleich

2

Dan Shoop

2

Mike Minutolo

3

Danny Johnson

2

Rick Richner

3

Joe Morel

2

Tom Kemp

2

Greg Kurtzman

3

Kenny Tremont

2

Martin Roy

3

Sammy Reakes IV

2

Denis Gauvreau

1

John Aumick

2

Jimmy Horton

2

David VanHorn

3

Roy Bresnahan

2

Rick Gorhan

1

Mike Dandino

2

Dave Murdick

2

Mark Hitchcock

3

Mat Williamson

2

Stephane Lebrun

1

Joel Murns

2

Dale Planck

2

Laurent Ladouceur

3

Jay Mallory

1

Ron Marsden

1

Charles Vohs

2

Jimmy Johnson

2

Larry Lampman Jr.

3

Jeremy Pitcher

1

John Gagner

1

Ray Cooper

2

Justin Haers

2

Dan Jalbert

3

Shane Donath

1

Eric Greenlief

1

James VanDyk

2

Tom Winkle

2

Boyd MacTavish

3

Bobby Herrington

1

Joe Allen

1

Nathan Peckham

2

Ric Hill

2

Clement Therrien

2

Mike Ruggiero

1

T.J. Newton

1

Kevin Colman

2

Jerm.Shingledecker

1

Matt Quinn

2

Paul Guererri

1

Steve Miller

1

Steve Faulkner

1

Craig Mitchell

1

Jerry Higbie

2

Mike Bowman(US)

1

Dave Williams

1

Nick Rizzo

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Rich Vinson

2

Jipp Ortiz

1

Roy Delormier

1

John Hechinger

1

Jimmy Phelps

1

Pat O'Brien

2

Ryan Poole

1

Dominic Gauvreau

1

Sam Dwy

1

Tim Hindley

1

Dave Heaslip

2

Kevin Ridley

1

Tom Baker

1

Leroy Lewis

1

Steve Hough

1

Kenny Cosgrove

2

Darren Zumpe

1

Allan Peters

1

Stan Vishinski

1

Jeff Heotzler

1

J.R. Heffner

2

Phil LaVare

1

Dave Schulz

1

Al D'Antonio

1

Ryan Bartlett

1

Peter Mantha Jr.

2

Chris Herbison

1

Eric Marin

1

Lee Charnock

1

Russell King

1

Tim Hindley

2

Kevin Wills

1

Brian Kotarski

1

Missy Dembek

1

Donnie Corellis

1

George McIntyre

2

Eric Giguere

86

Events / 7 Tracks

69

Events / 4 Tracks

1

Charlie Donk

1

Todd Stewart

2

Rob Wosyluk

1

Paul Gilardi

1

Chris Jones

2

James Strassburg

1

Mike Adderley

1

Alain Boisvert

2

Brian Krummel

1

Brian Berger

1

Rich Salisbury

2

Jordan Bennett

1

Tommy Meier

1

Dan Miller

2

Greg Panunte

1

Billy Dunn

1

Chad Brachmann

2

Shane Jablonka

1

Chad Brachmann

1

Donnie Corellis

2

Mike Storms

1

Paul Kinney

1

Wayne Jelley

2

Shawn Donath

1

J.R. Heffner

1

Tim Fuller

2

Tyler McPherson

1

Joe Isabell

1

Mario Clair

1

Scott Schrader

1

Rich Eurich

1

Bryan Rogers

1

Ricky Newton

1

Scott Prentice

1

Fred Carleton

1

Tom Juhl

1

Dave Franek

1

Adam Ferri

1

Greg Mrzywka

1

Stewart Friesen

1

Kayle Robidoux

1

Bill Johnston

1

Guy Sheldon

104

Events / 14 Tracks

1

Todd Henderson

1

Jim Weller Jr.

1

Chad Chevalier

1

Lance Willix II

1

John Ferrier

150

Events / 26 Tracks

1

Paul Gaboury

1

Mike Bowman(CAN)

1

Dave Just

1

Brad Kirkland

1

Rob Hile

1

Mark Dilario

1

Don Spiece

1

Mark Chiddy

1

John Juhl II

1

Anthony Rizzardo

1

Bill Eisele

156

Events / 13 Tracks

2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 20)


DIRT NE Weekend Wrap-Up 8-20

TRACK MEMBER

CLASS SANCTION

FEATURE WINNER

RACE NOTE

BREWERTON(Fri)

MODIFIED

-rain-

BROCKVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Danny O'Brien (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Chris Raabe (20L)

CAN-AM(Sat)

MODIFIED

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SPORTSMAN

-rain-

CANANDAIGUA(Sat)

MODIFIED/358

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SPORTSMAN

-rain-

STREET STOCK-EX

-rain-

STREET STOCK-NV

-rain-

CAYUGA COUNTY(Sun)

MODIFIED/358

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"Empire DIRT Series" on TWC

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

STREET STOCK

-rain-

CORNWALL(Sun)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

DRUMMOND(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

EDELWEISS(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Pierre Dagenais (30L)

PRO STOCK

Stephane Lebrun (20L)

FROGTOWN(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

FULTON(Sat)

MODIFIED

-rain-

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

GENESEE(Sat)

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

GRANBY(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Kayle Robidoux (50L)

HUMBERSTONE(Sun)

SPORTSMAN

Tyler McPherson (25L)

LEBANON VALLEY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Rain-Delayed to Sept. 2

358-MODIFIED

-off-

LERNERVILLE(Fri)

MODIFIED

Jim Weller Jr. (25L)

MERRITTVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

OHSWEKEN(Fri)

SPORTSMAN

Tom Flannigan (25L)

ORANGE COUNTY(Sat)

MODIFIED

-rain-

358-MODIFIED

-rain-

SPORTSMAN

-rain-

PRO STOCK

-rain-

STREET STOCK-VET

-rain-

-rain-

*Rain-Delayed from 7/22

STREET STOCK-AM

-rain-

RANSOMVILLE(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Mark Golding (30L)

*Open Competition Event

SPORTSMAN

Jeff McGinnis (25L)

*Open Competition Event

PRO STOCK

Rick Gorhan (15L)

ROLLING WHEELS(Spl)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 4

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

THUNDER ALLEY(Fri)

MODIFIED/358

Lance Willix II (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Chris Raabe (20L)

TRI-CITY(Sun)

MODIFIED

Jeremiah Shingledecker (20L)

DIRT NE Weekend Wrap-Up 8-20


Rain Washes out Empire DIRT Series TV On Sunday At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY – August 20, 2006 – By Gary M. Spaid, Cayuga County PR
Heavy rains hit the Central New York region on Sunday around 5:45 pm forcing DIRT MotorSports NorthEast officials to cancel ‘live’ television coverage of the Empire DIRT Series event scheduled for the evening. Local radar showed that rain was around for at least two hours as it was coming off Lake Ontario.
“We held on as long as we could and possibly have a chance to get the television program to air on time,” stated competition director Cory Reed. “We hate like heck to lose a television event for our fans and race teams.”
The Empire DIRT Series will resume next Sunday, August 27, starting at 7 p.m., with the fifth race. DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Street Stock and 4-Cylinder Enduro racers will join the DIRT big-block Modifieds in action that evening. The Street Stocks will be holding their final race of the year at Cayuga County Fair Speedway as track points become final for that division.
Currently the Top-10 in Empire Series points stand as follows: 1) Alan Johnson 352, 2) Jimmy Phelps 315, 3) Dale Planck 305, 4) Matt Sheppard 300, 5) Tim Fuller 300, 6) Pat Ward 294, 7) Danny Johnson 286, 8) Justin Haers 278, 9) Ryan Phelps 270, 10) Billy Dunn 262. The Empire Series will end the following week, September 3, with the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Northeast 100 event for DIRT Modifieds. Sportsman and 4-Cylinder Enduro teams will also be in action on that evening with track points ending for these divisions.
The current top ten in 2006 Cayuga County Fair Speedway track points by division are as follows:

DIRT MODIFIED: 1) Alan Johnson 686, 2) Tim Fuller 665, 3) Jimmy Phelps 662, 4) Pat Ward 648, 5) Matt Sheppard 643, 6) Dale Planck 636, 7) Danny Johnson 625, 8) Ryan Phelps 583, 9) Justin Haers 526, 10) Tom Sears Jr. 487.

DIRT SPORTSMAN: 1) Russ Hefti 695, 2) Joe Williams Jr. 661, 3) Tom Juhl 658, 4) Roy Bresnahan 639, 5) Rob Bellinger 610, 6) Mike Entwistle 593, 7) Tim Currier 583, 8) Mike Bowman 573, 9) John Juhl II 532, 10) Jeremy Pitcher 503.

DIRT STREET STOCK: 1) Dave Mannise 778, 2) Nick Rizzo 670, 3) Phil Marsden 542, 4) Mike Minutolo 492, 5) Nat Peckham 470, 6) Steve Woodworth 394, 7) Jim Wallace 383, 8) Dan Hoffman 378, 9) Tom Shoemaker III 367, 10) Wayne Ellison 360.

FOUR-CYLINDER ENDURO: 1) Craig Dingy 32, 2) Karl Werner 30, 3) James Werner 28, 4) Andy Burtless 23, 5) Bill Werner 15, 6) Barb Amidon 14, 7) Nick Werner 11, 8) Keith Keuer 6, 9) Donnie Mack 6, 10) Kevin Alfred 4, 10) Howard Jones 4.


CAYUGA COUNTY 8/20

The DIRT race program scheduled Sun., Aug. 20 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway has been cancelled due to rain at 6pm, EST.


Canandaigua Speedway Wet, 4th Saturday Night Program Falls To Rain

Canandaigua, NY – August 19, 2006 – By Gary M. Spaid, Canandaigua PR
Heavy rains swept through the Central and Western New York regions all day on Saturday, forcing DIRT MotorSports NorthEast officials to cancel racing for the night, August 19. This was Canandaigua Speedway’s fourth rain out of 2006.
“I expect a number of speedways will lose their shows today due to this weather front,” quoted track general manager Jeff Farney. “I would hope some of our cars would attend the races tomorrow at Cayuga County Fair Speedway and be part of the live television Empire DIRT Series.”
The Empire DIRT Series at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport, NY, seems to benefit from a number of Saturday rain-outs as drivers look for a place to race at least once during the week. Featured at Cayuga County are the DIRT Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock racers.
This coming Saturday, Canandaigua Speedway will see the return of the Empire Super Sprints event rained out and rescheduled from July 22. The sprint cars will join a full program of DIRT Modified, Sportsman and Street Stock action as the season winds down.
The 2006 season at Canandaigua Speedway will come to an end on September 15 with the running of a 100-lap Advance Auto Parts 100 as part of the Finger Lakes special event. The season point races end two weeks earlier on September 2 when double track points go up for grabs in all divisions. On that evening the DIRT Modifieds will be running a 50-lapper. Race time at Canandaigua will be 7 p.m. sharp each Saturday.
Top-10 Canandaigua Speedway Points Standings (as of Aug. 19)

DIRT Modified: 1) Gary Tomkins 915, 2) Steve Paine 908, 3) Todd Burley 865, 4) Matt Sheppard 799, 5) Vic Coffey 770, 6) Charlie Donk 766, 7) Chuck Bower 676, 8) Jeff Brownell Jr. 638, 9) Dave Rauscher 599, 10) Sean Beardsley 513.

DIRT Sportsman: 1) Todd Henderson 751, 2) Eric Giguere 710, 3) Paul Guererri 681, 4) Rob Bussey 651, 5) Phil LaVare 624, 6) Scott Schrader 612, 7) Gus Hurlburt 548, 8) Dan Wiesner 546, 9) Loren Lincoln 540, 10) Tim Currier 531.

Expert Street Stock: 1) Mike Welch 710, 2) Blane Smith 705, 3) Nick Rizzo 634, 4) Frank Burnell 628, 5) Steve Faulkner 628, 6) Nate Peckham 600, 7) Leroy Lewis 591, 8) Scott Smith 542, 9) Mike Schultz 539, 10) Adam DePuy 525.

Novice Street Stock: 1) Rob Ingraham 728, 2) Corey Hunt 664, 3) Mike Dandino 650, 4) George LaVare Jr. 546, 5) James Eldredge 468, 6) Charles Vohs 412, 7) Ray Cooper 350, 8) Casey Wagner 252, 9) Ryan DePuy 250, 10) Dave Busemi 224.


OFFICIAL DIRT BULLETIN
EFFECTIVE: August 18, 2006


Regarding carburetion (page 43, section 6.2.1) in the 2006 DIRT Modified rulebook, the rule should read as follows:
6.2.1 Engine limited to one four barrel carburetor from an established American carburetor manufacturer. A manufacturer, as defined by DIRT, as a builder that produces a minimum of 600 units per year.
Any questions on the above bulletin should be directed to Cory Reed at the DIRT MotorSports office at (315) 834-6606.


OFFICIAL DIRT BULLETIN
EFFECTIVE: August 18, 2006

As a follow-up to the DIRT Bulletin dated August 17, 2006 in regard to tires in section 5.25 in the 2006 DIRT MotorSports rulebooks for Modifieds and 358-Modifieds, a left rear 13/87-15 is also an allowed tire. The rules should read as follows:

DIRT Modified and 358-Modified
LF 11/82-15
RF 13/82-15
LR 13/89-15 or 13/87-15
RR 13/92-15

DIRT Sportsman
LF 11/82-15
RF 11/82-15
LR 11/87-15
RR 11/90-15

Please note, tires must be positioned on the car in accordance with this language. Right rear must be run on right, left rear on left rear, etc.
Any questions on the above bulletin should be directed to Cory Reed at the DIRT MotorSports office at (315) 834-6606.


Empire Super Sprinters Make Up Lost Time at Canandaigua On Aug. 26

Syracuse, NY – August 18, 2006 – By Dean Reynolds, ESS Publicity
It will be a special night in Western N.Y. on the nativepoker.com Tour for the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) as the winged warriors end a four-year hiatus with a return to the “Land of Legends”, the Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday night, Aug. 26. The event will make up for the rain-out suffered on July 22.
On July 6, 2002 long-time ESS faithful Rob Dietrick took a popular victory in front of many family and friends. That was the last time the stars and cars from the 24 year-old organization visited the Ontario County Fairgrounds. With record car counts at nearly every race for 2006, the pits are sure to be full Saturday night.
Dietrick ended a two-year retirement earlier this year and will have his familiar #10 in the pits. Other former winners that will be on hand include defending ESS champion Lance Yonge and Randy Years along with local favorites Bubby Kerrick, Nick Fratto, Mike Stelter as well as Chuck Hebing. They will be joined by current points leader Dan Kaszubinski, a four-time winner in 2006, rookie contender Steve Poirier, female sensation Jessica Zemken, second in points Justin Barger, third in points Alain Bergeron, Doug Emery and some 30 other top sprint car chauffeurs. Former ESS competitor Mike Lauterborn picked up the sponsorship of the Walt’s Hobby Dash for this evening as well.
It’s the return to the Canandaigua Speedway and the Ontario County Fairgrounds for the nativepoker.com Tour of the Empire Super Sprints. It will be a hot summer night and it will be excitement guaranteed!! Contact: DeanR@empiresupertsprints.com for additional information or log on to: www.canandaiguaspeedway.com and www.empiresupersprints.com

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Canandaigua Speedway
July 6, 2002 Rob Dietrick
May 11, 2002 Brian Dumigan
June 30, 2001 Lance Yonge
May 12, 2001 Randy Years
July 1, 2000 Rich Wood
May 13, 2000 Lance Yonge
July 24, 1999 Lance Yonge
July 5, 1997 Mike Woodring
May 11, 1997 Mike Woodring
July 1, 1995 Craig Keel
Aug. 28, 1993 Tim Kelly
May 8, 1993 Tim Kelly
Aug. 29, 1992 Bobby Parrow
July 4, 1992 Mike Woodring
June 29, 1991 Jeff Thomas
Aug. 15, 1987 John Brutcher
July 4, 1987 Mike Gorman
Aug. 16, 1986 Gordy Button
July 5, 1986 Gordy Button
July 6, 1985 John Zentner


OFFICIAL DIRT BULLETIN
EFFECTIVE: August 17, 2006


Pursuant to section 5.25 (Tires) in the 2006 DIRT MotorSports rulebooks for Modifieds, 358-Modifieds and Sportsman the page contains a misprint. Tire sizes should be listed with the location on the car in which it is to be positioned. The tires should be listed as follows:

DIRT Modified and 358-Modified
LF 11/82-15
RF 13/82-15
LR 13/89-15
RR 13/92-15

DIRT Sportsman
LF 11/82-15
RF 11/82-15
LR 11/87-15
RR 11/90-15

Please note, tires must be positioned on the car in accordance with this language. Right rear must be run on right, left rear on left rear, etc.

Any questions on the above bulletin should be directed to Cory Reed at the DIRT MotorSports office at (315) 834-6606.


Fuller Pulls Fast One In Advance Auto Parts Garden State Gunfight At New Egypt

New Egypt, NJ – August 16, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT points king Tim Fuller took advantage of a broken axle by race-long leader Sam Martz on Wednesday night at New Egypt Speedway and cruised home to score a convincing straightaway victory in the ‘7th Annual Garden State Gunfight 100’ Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event. The 100-lap Advance Auto Parts SDS victory was his third of the season and the Edwards, N.Y. driver collected $6,000 for his work in the 40-minute DIRT big-block Modified main.
“That no. 3 (Martz) car was definitely gone tonight,” said Fuller, 38, after opening up a five and a half second lead over runner-up Billy Decker and another half-dozen car-lengths over Alan Johnson when the final checkered flag flew. Through the opening 16 tour events, Johnson (1,316 pts) leads Decker (1,281) and Fuller (1,280) with the next event slated for Aug. 30 at their Friday night hangout in Brewerton, N.Y. “I give a lot of credit to the guy, he had the field covered until he broke. It’s a tough way to lose but that’s the way things happen in our sport. Only one lap really counts no matter how good you are the first 99.”
For the second straight race Martz came up empty-handed in his bid to capture a second career Modified victory at New Egypt. In the a regular 30-lapper held on Saturday, current track points leader Jimmy Horton set up Martz on the final tour and hustled in for his sixth victory of the season. On Wednesday night at NES it was just a regular Saturday night distance that separated Martz from the biggest win of his career before the right-rear axle gave way on the ultra-tacky half-mile oval.
Martz won the third of four qualifying heats and grabbed pole-position in the customary pre-race draw among the top-12 finishers to determine the starting order for the talent-laden field of 30 open-wheel machines. The Whitehouse Station, N.J. pilot out-dragged front-row partner Horton at the drop of the initial green flag but put the brakes on his no. 3 Perone’s Auto Salvage/Bicknell mount just as fast following display of a rare red flag. Weekly NES runner Rich Scagliotta got turned around coming out of turn four to stack up the on-rushing pack and by the time the smoke had cleared nearly a dozen cars were involved in the lap two melee. Done for the night were second-generation standouts Ronnie Johnson and Keith Brightbill along with Scagliotta, while picking up the rear of the field on the ensuing restart was defending track points champ Frank Cozze, the Integra Shocks Fast Time earlier in the show turning a best lap of 17.334 sec. (103.842 mph) and also winner of heat number one.
Track mainstays Martz and Horton paced the field early on with Fuller, Decker and Rick Grosso Jr. holding top-five posts. Grosso suddenly pulled down to the infield with mechanical problems leaving last year’s ‘Legends of the Fall’ feature winner Matt Sheppard to fill the void. Challenging for position right behind with 10 laps complete were career New Egypt feature winner leader Billy Pauch, Alan Johnson, all-time Advance Auto Parts tour winner Brett Hearn and Danny Johnson, who was charging after starting 23rd on the grid.
New Jersey hopeful Ryan Godown slowed between turns one and two to require the first yellow flag on lap 14 and after getting shuffled to fourth on the restart Horton retired into the pits for good six circuits later. Godown limped into the pits for the duration on lap 23 with a flat right-front tire and was followed soonafter by brother Brian Godown. Already falling a lap down to the leaders, tour regular Jimmy Phelps broke at the end of the front straightaway and he too crawled slowly into the pits following the lap 33 caution. Rich Rutski spun out in turn four (lap 42) and Sheppard slowed momentarily (lap 49) with mud in his wheel to incur two more slowdowns and at the midway mark it was Martz leading Fuller and Decker with Pauch and Alan Johnson the next closest pursuers. Danny Johnson, Hearn, Pat Ward, a rallying Cozze and Billy Pauch Jr. figured into the top-10 with 25 miles still to go.
Pauch and Decker swapped the show position on two occasions before Danny Johnson’s no. 27J Troyer ride went up in smoke and remained parked up against the outside frontstretch wall. It was on the following lap 69 restart when Martz suddenly slowed and opened the door for Fuller to assume a position he would not relinquish the remainder of the way. Pauch was overtaken by Alan Johnson with 10 to go, then gave up fourth to Hearn on lap 94 before Cozze complete his charge back to the front with a last lap pass of the two-time ‘Gunfight’ winner. Cozze’s valiant run earned him a guaranteed starting berth in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
“Having the lead here is everything, you can run your own groove and avoid a lot of the trouble,” said Fuller, following his DIRT NorthEast-high 13th big-block Modified victory steering his no. 19 JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO special with a Kevin-Enders-prepared powerplant under the hood. His 14th career Advance Auto Parts SDS triumph also improved his overall DIRT NE big-block total to 74. “This track is not what we’re used to, a little bumpy with a big cushion, but we brought down the right motor and got the job done. We’ve got a skeleton crew that took time off from work to be here, even John (Lazore, major sponsor) came down to help out. I’m here talking to you now but they made this all possible.”
Past ‘Garden State Gunfight’ winners Decker (2001) and Johnson (2003) came next with little to offer Fuller over the closing laps.
“I don’t think I could take running here weekly, I’m pretty tired right after tonight’s race,” said Decker, who time trialed fourth quickest among the 32 cars entered then settled for second in the fourth heat behind Fuller wheeling the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell machine. “The track is so demanding on equipment in a long race you just try to keep the car alive. You run as smooth as you can for as long as you can and try to be around at the end. We fell one spot short but were in the hunt for awhile. That no. 3 (Martz) car had the high line figured and certainly would’ve been hard to catch if he stayed out a few more laps.”
Added third-place finisher Johnson, “It was just survival out there tonight. It’s a nice track but tonight I took half of it home with me. At the end I went over the scales 100 lbs. heavy and that’s a lot to carry around all night for so many laps.”

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #16 – New Egypt Speedway, August 16, 2006 ‘7th Annual Garden State Gunfight 100’ Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 3 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY ($6,000)
2 4 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 8 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
4 7 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
5 9 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
6 10 1 Billy Pauch/Frenchtown,NJ
7 17 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
8 13 1t Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
9 24 15 Billy Pauch Jr./Frenchtown,NJ
10 30 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
11 14 81 Rich Rutski/Somerville,NJ
12 16 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
13 20 14w Ryan Watt/Pottstown,PA
14 1 3 Sam Martz/Whitehouse Station,NJ
15 5 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
16 23 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
17 11 rjs7 Ron John Koczon/New Egypt,NJ
18 21 27 Steve Bottcher/Lehighton,PA
19 19 14 Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA
20 29 usa1 Richie Tobias,Jr./Annville,PA
21 18 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
22 15 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
23 25 10g Brian Godown/Frenchtown,NJ
24 12 26 Ryan Godown/Ringoes,NJ
25 2 42 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ
26 22 23 Tom Carberry/Hopewell,NJ
27 6 r24 Rick Grosso,Jr./Belle Mead,NJ
28 28 14r Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
29 27 41 Keith Brightbill/Mohnton,PA
30 26 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ

LAP LEADERS: Martz (1-68), Fuller (69-100).
CAUTIONS: 6 for 16 laps; 1 RED FLAG (lap 2).
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Frank Cozze.

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 17.334 sec. 103.842 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap, PA
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
**$50 Vespia Tire & Auto Care ‘Lightning Lap’ Bonus
2 17.390 103.508 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
3 17.409 103.395 3 Sam Martz/Whitehouse Station,NJ
4 17.543 102.605 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
5 17.579 102.395 r24 Rick Grosso,Jr./Belle Mead,NJ
6 17.587 102.348 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
7 17.653 101.966 26 Ryan Godown/Ringoes,NJ
8 17.660 101.925 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
9 17.705 101.666 42 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ
10 17.713 101.620 81 Rich Rutski/Somerville,NJ
11 17.770 101.294 1 Billy Pauch/Frenchtown,NJ
12 17.810 101.067 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
13 17.819 101.016 1t Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
14 17.856 100.806 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
15 17.876 100.694 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
16 17.904 100.536 10g Brian Godown/Frenchtown,NJ
17 17.925 100.418 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
18 17.940 100.334 19j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
19 17.996 100.022 14 Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA
20 18.006 99.967 rjs7 Ron John Koczon/New Egypt,NJ
21 18.026 99.856 77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
22 18.029 99.839 23 Tom Carberry/Hopewell,NJ
23 18.048 99.734 14r Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
24 18.068 99.624 8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ
25 18.110 99.393 usa1 Richie Tobias,Jr./Annville,PA
26 18.114 99.371 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
27 18.119 99.343 15 Billy Pauch Jr./Frenchtown,NJ
28 18.186 98.977 14w Ryan Watt/Pottstown,PA
29 18.252 98.619 27 Steve Bottcher/Lehighton,PA
30 18.341 98.141 41 Keith Brightbill/Mohnton,PA
31 18.352 98.082 73 Ryan Jacobs/Hogansburg,NY
32 18.491 97.345 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA

Heat Races (10 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to feature, top 3 went to re-draw)
#1: Cozze, Grosso, Horton, Tomkins, Ward, Bottcher, Planck, Tobias.
#2: A.Johnson, Sheppard, Hearn, Rutski, Phelps, Carberry, Brightbill, D.Johnson.
#3: Martz, R.Godown, Pauch, Paine, Laubach, Pauch Jr., R.Johnson, Jacobs.
#4: Fuller, Decker, Koczon, Stafford, Watt,
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 10 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Bottcher, Carberry, D.Johnson, Pauch Jr., B.Godown, Scagliotta, Brightbill, R.Johnson, Tobias, Planck, Jacobs (DNS), Bates (DNS).

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 16, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,316 0 $48,125 4 11 12 16
2 91 Billy Decker 1,281 (35) $40,725 3 11 13 16
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,280 (36) $38,200 3 12 13 16
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,158 (158) $29,850 2 9 11 16
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,110 (206) $27,450 1 8 11 16
6 42p Pat Ward 1,056 (260) $14,850 0 3 11 16
7 27J Danny Johnson 1,001 (315) $17,250 1 1 9 16
8 77x Dale Planck 973 (343) $18,075 1 2 10 15
9 98h Jimmy Phelps 973 (343) $14,500 0 3 11 16
10 44s Matt Sheppard 942 (374) $11,925 0 1 8 16
11 44c Frank Cozze 918 (398) $10,650 0 3 6 16
12 7x Steve Paine 911 (405) $11,150 0 1 7 16
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 643 (673) $6,125 0 1 2 13
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (797) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 32c Vic Coffey 471 (845) $6,075 0 2 5 8
16 3 Justin Haers 450 (866) $3,700 0 0 2 9
17 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (871) $3,825 0 1 1 9
18 Z Butch Tittle 408 (908) $2,950 0 0 0 10
19 60 Kenny Stafford 395 (921) $2,700 0 0 0 8
20 39 Tim McCreadie 308 (1,008)$6,950 0 3 4 5
21 6J Joe Isabell 306 (1,010)$1,875 0 0 0 5
22 42 Jimmy Horton 296 (1,020)$7,400 1 1 1 5
23 42B Kevin Bates 267 (1,049)$1,550 0 0 0 5
24 3b Chad Brachmann 242 (1,074)$2,925 0 1 1 5
25 62 Todd Burley 237 (1,079)$2,200 0 0 1 4
26 14 Rick Laubach 212 (1,104)$1,200 0 0 0 5
27 73 Ryan Jacobs 207 (1,109)$900 0 0 0 3
28 22g Mitch Gibbs 196 (1,120)$1,263 0 0 0 5
29 6 Pat O'Brien 195 (1,121)$6,500 0 2 2 2
30 14r Ronnie Johnson 176 (1,140)$1,200 0 0 0 4
31 99b Chuck Bower 174 (1,142)$1,100 0 0 0 3
32 99 Ryan Phelps 173 (1,143)$1,200 0 0 0 5
33 357 Billy Pauch 162 (1,154)$2,000 0 0 1 3
34 18 Sean Beardsley 159 (1,157)$1,125 0 0 0 4
35 R2 Rusty Smith 156 (1,160)$1,100 0 0 0 3
36 90r Martin Roy 156 (1,160)$1,050 0 0 0 3
37 42 Pete Bicknell 152 (1,164)$4,350 0 1 1 2
38 26 Ryan Godown 143 (1,173)$1,000 0 0 0 3
39 88 Steve Hulsizer 129 (1,187)$900 0 0 0 4
40 66 Jeff Heotzler 128 (1,188)$2,300 0 1 1 3

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – August 16 (32)
CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN TEAM (Sponsor / Chassis / Engine)
1 Billy Pauch/Frenchtown,NJ K&A Excavating Contractors-Greenfield Dodge/Bicknell/Feil
1t Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell/Mastin
usa1 Richie Tobias,Jr./Annville,PA Cenco Heating Oil-Advanced Power Wash/TEO/Ayrer's
3 Sam Martz/Whitehouse Station,NJ Perone's Auto Service & Salvage-Cedar Fence/Bicknell/Feil
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M Roofers/TEO/Finger Lakes
rjs7 Ron John Koczon/New Egypt,NJ PenCell Plastics-RJS H&AC/Bicknell/Feil
8 Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ Central Jersey Trailer & Hitch Depot-Adamsville Maintenance/Bicknell/Enders
10g Brian Godown/Frenchtown,NJ Active Heating & Cooling-Johnson Landscaping/Bicknell/Feil
14 Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA Alpha Mills-Reiley & Sterner Auto Sales-Werner's Auto Body/TEO/D.VanHorn,Sr.
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell/Morrison
14r Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY Chet's Floor Covering-Finish Line Welding/TEO/Dan Bedell
14w Ryan Watt/Pottstown,PA BPG Racing-Alex's Lemonade Stand-Mavericks/TEO/Feil
15 Billy Pauch Jr./Frenchtown,NJ Carefree Bus Tours-Tabloid Graphics/Bicknell/H&G
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
19j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Motorsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO/Enders
23 Tom Carberry/Hopewell,NJ Michele's All Breed Dog Grooming/Bicknell/Ken Carberry
r24 Rick Grosso,Jr./Belle Mead,NJ Grosso Trucking-Millennium Car Wash-Metal Fab Race Pro Shop/Bicknell/Feil
26 Ryan Godown/Ringoes,NJ Stanton Hills Landscaping/Bicknell/Feil
27 Steve Bottcher/Lehighton,PA Supreme Manufacturing/TEO/Enders
41 Keith Brightbill/Mohnton,PA Vince's Towing-Vince's Auto Sales/Olsen/Feil
42 Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ Millennium Car Wash-Grosso Trucking-Metal Fab Race Pro Shop/Bicknell/Feil
42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA Blaise & Son Racing-The Ulster 4-Locklin's Bottled Gas/Bicknell/Bedell & Murray
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto Parts-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/Enders-FingerLakes
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
73 Ryan Jacobs/Hogansburg,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
77x Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
81 Rich Rutski/Somerville,NJ BRB Construction-Jersey Jerkey-Sheppard Builders/Bicknell/ Feil
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
New At New Egypt: Of the 32 teams signed up for New Egypt’s Gunfight, a half-dozen first-time entries helped fill open-wheel roster including host track regulars Ron John Koczon, Brian Godown, Tom Carberry and Sam Martz, plus former Syracuse Eckerd 200 champion Richie Tobias Jr. and second-generation standout Steve Bottcher. Track pep man Rick Grosso Jr. competed in his first Advance Auto Parts SDS points event after making the trip to Volusia Speedway Park in February for the annual Florida Tour. Martz (14th) was the highest finisher, Koczon placed 17th, Bottcher finished 18th, Tobias ran 20th, Godown was scored 23rd, Carberry netted 26th and AAP Super DIRT Series track record-holder Grosso ended up 27th on the final scoresheet.
Danny & Dale Double Dip: It was a busy night for Danny Johnson and Dale Planck as well as scorers trying to figure out their ride come feature time. Johnson broke out the JL Motorsports no. 19J TEO team car for warm-ups and time trials before the rear-end broke in his heat to put him back into Dave Thompson’s no. 27JQuality Concrete-King Enterprises/Troyer machine for the consi. The ‘Doctor’ stormed from the rear to finish third then charged from 23rd to seventh before the motor detonated on the home stretch with 64 laps complete. Planck ran Ryan Jacobs’ no. 77x East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell car in time trials before a water pump gasket expired during his heat. Owner Jacobs offered his no. 73 Bicknell copy to Planck but the steering box broke during the last-chance qualifier. Planck jumped back in the primary no. 77x machine for the feature and went from 30th to 10th to earn the Bert Hard Charger Award.
14 & 42 Lucky Numbers: With 32 cars signed in for the trip to New Jersey, almost a quarter of the field carried the numbers 14 and 42 on their side panels. Rick Laubach (14), Alan Johnson (14J), Ronnie Johnson (14R) and Ryan Watt (14W) sported the lower numeral while Jimmy Horton (42), Kevin Bates (42B) and Pat Ward (42P) shared higher aspirations.
Magic Eludes Sheppard: On the heels of his dramatic last turn, last lap pass of Jimmy Horton to steal away the ‘Legends of the Fall’ tour trophy last autumn at New Egypt, Matt Sheppard was thinking only about finishing in his return on Wednesday to New Jersey. “I’ll take just about anything (finish) tonight the way things have been going this season. If we make it a 100 laps that will be a victory in itself. The only time I like coming down here is when we win. It’s a long trip otherwise and a longer trip home if we don’t finish well.” Sheppard held onto third before a clump of mud slowed his best effort and he parked the Ross Motorsports no. 44S BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell in the pits for good with 66 laps run.
Freshman Orientation: Recent Homer (NY) H.S. graduate Kenny Stafford dropped off his bags at Alfred State (NY) College on Wednesday morning, drove right past the library and headed straight to New Egypt Speedway to continue his run toward DIRT NE Modified Rookie of the Year high-point honors. The soon-to-be freshman in pursuit of a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Alfred was 12th fastest in time trials and qualified fourth in his heat before settling for 12th-place in the feature four laps down in his no. 60 HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO mount. The 18 year-old has called Brewerton (Fri.) and Can-Am (Sat.) speedways home during the 2006 regular season.
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire New Egypt show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway (315/668-6906) Pat Ward / 12noon-2:00pm 8379 Thompson Road – Cicero, NY
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Next Event: Top teams traveling the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series have two weeks off from mid-week competition before the tour closes out the month at Brewerton (NY) Speedway with another century grind on Aug. 30. The 100-lapper pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway BILLY DECKER
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 100 Autodrome Drummond BRETT HEARN
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway BILLY DECKER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway TIM FULLER
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway GARY TOMKINS
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway TIM FULLER
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


Fans Earn ‘Bounceback Bonus’ For Empire DIRT Series At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY – August 15, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
When the Empire DIRT Series returns to Cayuga County Fair Speedway on Sunday, August 20, adult race fans can take advantage of doubling up over the weekend by submitting their ticket stubs from Canandaigua, Fulton or Brewerton speedways to receive a $5.00 discount on General Admission. Cayuga County stages round number five in the seven-race made-for-television auto racing program on Sunday with qualifying set for 7 p.m. and gates opening at 5 o’clock.
Pick-N-Pull Auto Parts, Town Mechanical, Inc. and Sennett Auto Parts/Parts Plus of Auburn, N.Y. are headline sponsors of the full show for DIRT Modified, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Street Stock and 4-Cylinder Enduro racers at the popular Route 31 site. Both the 35-lap Modified and 20-lap Sportsman features will be televised in their entirety “live” on Time Warner Sports to close out the 8-9:30 pm time slot. Without taking advantage of this unique “Bounceback Bonus” discount, adult general admission tickets are $15 each. Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) are $14, Students (11-18 yrs) $8 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Alan Johnson scored his second big-block feature win on TV last Sunday to vault past Jimmy Phelps in both the Empire DIRT Series standings and season-long track points chase. Fuller (665 pts) also moved past Phelps (662) on the 2006 CCFS chart with Johnson ringing up 686 markers. ‘A.J. Slideways’ has totalled 352 points in four EDS events to rank ahead of Phelps (315), Dale Planck (305), Matt Sheppard (300) and Fuller (300). Justin Hears and Vic Coffey earned the other televised victories.
While three-time Cayuga County winner Russ Hefti continues to pace the DIRT Sportsman standings ahead of Joe Williams Jr. (1 win), 20-lap feature wins Roy Bresnahan, Rob Bellinger, Shawn Donath and John Juhl II have done their best work in front of the cameras since television coverage began in mid-July. Tom Juhl (1 win), Bresnahan and Bellinger complete the top-five in points.
Dave Mannise remains relentless in quest of his first Street Stock Championship in Weedsport, capturing eight feature wins in 13 point events with still another first-place trophy collected in the 25th Cayuga County Fair Championship. Nick Rizzo (1 win) stands second with just two point shows left while Phil Marsden holds down third still in search of his first trip to the winner’s circle.
With just four points separating the top-three, current leader Craig Dingey (4 wins), Karl Werner (2) and James Werner (2) are the only repeat winners in the full-fender 4-Cylinder Enduro division. The top-5 finishers (1st-5 pts, 2nd-4 pts, 3rd-3 pts, 4th-2 pts, 5th-1 pt.) in each non-stop finale earn points and at the end of the season a divisional champion will be crowned for the first time ever at Cayuga County.
Along with Time Warner Cable viewers at home able to witness a pair of open-wheel feature events, the Modified consolation round (based on weather and time limitations) will also be included in each 1-1/2 hours show. Doug Elkins and Shane Andrews are co-hosts throughout the evening while Mark Kenyon reports pitside with behind-the-scenes interviews. TWC will also air each program twice more during the following week.
In addition, motorsports fans across the country will be able to tune into DIRTvision.com at 7 p.m. EST to watch the live cybercasts. A bonus of four more weeks of open-wheel action will follow the seven live shows with those Super DIRT Week Classics beginning Sept. 10 and leading into Super DIRT Week ’06 on the Syracuse Mile. The Empire DIRT Series runs the remaining Sundays through September 3, with each show televised "live" from 8:00-9:30pm, EST.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located one mile off Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway; a 15-minute trip west from Syracuse and only an hour's venture east from downtown Rochester. Contact the track office at 315/834-6606 or log into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com to view complete 2006 track schedule as well as additional information posted throughout the season.

Upcoming Speedway Events:
*August 27 – Empire DIRT Series Round #6 (Live TV 8-9:30pm, EST); DIRT Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock, 4-Cylinder Enduro & Central New York Mini Sprint [Street Stock points end];
*September 3 – Empire DIRT Series Round #7 (Live TV 8-9:30pm, EST); Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Northeast 100’ big-block Modified Championship, Sportsman, 4-Cylinder Enduro [Final points show].

2006 Empire DIRT Series/Time Warner Cable Programs
Empire DIRT Series Schedule
August 20 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/22 @ 9:30pm & 8/25 @ 9:30pm
August 27 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/29 @ 9:30pm & 9/2 @ 9:00pm
September 3 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 9/5 & 9/8 or 9/9, TBA

Super DIRT Week Classic Schedule
September 10 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
September 17 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
September 24 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
October 1 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show


ATTENTION:
The Empire Super Sprints special postponed due to rain from July 22 was omitted from the remaining events schedule. Regards - Tom

Upcoming Canandaigua Speedway Events:
*August 26 – Empire Super Sprints (rescheduled from July 22), DIRT Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock;
*September 2 – Season Championships Double Track Points 50-laps DIRT Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock [Final points show];
*September 15 –Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Original Pizza Logs 100’ big-block Modified Championship, Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series 30-laps.


Season Point Chases Continue Saturday At Canandaigua Speedway

Canandaigua, NY – August 15, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Season championships are up for grabs as the 2006 points chase comes to a head this month at Canandaigua Speedway. Another action-packed auto racing show is on tap Saturday, August 19 with Canandaigua Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep taking top billing at the historic ‘Land of Legends’ oval.
The mighty DIRT Modifieds will be the headline attraction in their 35-lap feature race, offering $2,000 to the winner. DIRT Sportsman and DIRT Street Stock (expert and novice) racers plus a special Ladies Race join the program with just three point programs remaining on the schedule. Gates open at 5 p.m. and qualifying rounds begin promptly at 7 o’clock. Adult General Admission is only $10, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $9, Students (11-18 yrs) $5 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Coming down the homestretch in quest of Canandaigua’s coveted DIRT Modified track championship, Gary Tomkins and Steve Paine continue to remain the frontrunners in 2006. Current leader Tomkins has blistered the storied half-miler, posting a career best eight wins in 16 feature races. Six-time defending track champion Paine has reached victory lane on four occasions to stand second just seven points back. Still winless Todd Burley and Matt Sheppard remain longshots for the trophy while Vic Coffey (3 wins) rounds out the top-five in points ahead of Charlie Donk (1) and Chuck Bower.
In the Paine Motorsports Sportsman division, eight different drivers have shared victory lane laurels in 14 events with Eric Giguere, Paul Guererri, Phil LVare and Kevin Ridley repeating trips to the winner’s circle. Taking one checkered flag in ’06, Todd Henderson (751) has opened up a steady lead over Giguere (710), Guererri (681), Rob Bussey (651) and LaVare (624) on the points chart.
A full program of Street Stock racing completes the short-track show at the Routes 5&20 speedplant. In the Parts Plus Auto Stores Expert title hunt, Mike Welch and Blane Smith have battled all season and matched blow for blow on the results sheet. Both have won three times and Smith has 10 top-five finishes in 13 events but Welch holds the narrow five-point lead in search of his fourth straight Canandaigua crown. Rob Ingraham (2 wins) tops the JSB Graphics Novice points chart ahead of Corey Hunt (3 wins) and early-season leader Mike Dandino (1 win) while Jamie Eldredge (4) and Charles Vohs (2) are the only other drivers to repeat trips to the winner’s circle.
Canandaigua Speedway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 from the west or Exit 44 from the east. Additional information can be obtained by calling 585/394-0961 on raceday or during the week by dialing General Manager Jeff Farney (jefffarney@hotmail.com) at the track office 315/730-4345. Log into www.canandaiguaspeedway.com on the internet any time for the most updated rosters, results, point standings and race reports throughout the 2006 season.

Upcoming Speedway Events:
*August 26 – DIRT Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock;
*September 2 – Season Championships Double Track Points 50-laps DIRT Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock [Final points show];
*September 15 –Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series ‘Original Pizza Logs 100’ big-block Modified Championship, Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series 30-laps.


AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES: ADVANCE NOTICES

Weedsport, NY — August 14, 2006 — By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
WHAT
The 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series returns to action Wednesday, August 16 in round #16 at New Egypt (NJ) Speedway for the ‘7th Annual Garden State Gunfight,' a 100-lap main event offering a $6,000 top prize and bragging rights in the only tour show staged in the state this year. A 20-lap $1,000-to-win Sportsman event is also on the race card with NES engine rules applying (any 13x92-inch approved track tire; 50 points awarded to show).
WHERE
New Egypt is located in Central Jersey and can be reached from any direction. From the NJ Turnpike take Exit 7A to 195 East (Shore Points) to Exit 16A (Route 537 West). Stay on 537W for 5 miles. Left on Route 539 (South). Track is 3 miles down on left. From the PA Turnpike go East to NJ Turnpike North to Exit 7A and follow directions from NJ Turnpike above. From Delaware take the Delaware Memorial Bridge to NJ Turnpike North. Follow directions from NJ Turnpike above.
WHEN
Both New Egypt's pit and grandstand gates will be unlocked at 4:30 p.m. with practice slated for 6:45 p.m. and Integra Shocks Time Trials scheduled to start at 7:30 followed immediately by qualifying heats.
TICKETS
Adult General Admission grandstand tickets are available for $22, children 7-12 yrs. are $7, and kids 6 yrs. & under are free. Pit passes are $25 with a DIRT or NES license and will be available at the gate on race day. For more information contact the track at 609/758-1900.
WEB SITES
DIRT MotorSports™ is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com
New Egypt Speedway is at http://www.newegyptspeedway.net.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.

ABOUT THE TRACK
New Egypt Speedway is a racy half-mile D-shaped clay oval that plays host to some of the tightest, all-out wheel-to-wheel competition. On average, close to 150 race cars compete weekly at New Egypt, every Saturday night from April to October, plus a slate of high-profile midweek specials featuring some of the top national tours and biggest celebrity drivers in the business. NES chief track prep man Rick Grosso Jr. is the current Advance Auto Parts Modified track record-holder stopping the clocks in a time of 17.006 seconds for a one-lap average speed of 105.845 mph on Sept. 24 of last year. During regular weekly racing, Bucky Kell set the single lap speed standard of 16.476 sec. (109.250 mph) on May 11, 2005.
PREVIOUS WINNERS
The ‘Garden State Gunfight’ has boasted some of the best in the business when it comes to victory lane presentations. Bespectacled veteran 'Barefoot' Bob McCreadie captured the inaugural SDS event in 1998 followed by New Egypt regular Billy 'The Kid' Pauch (2000), the 'Franklin Flyer' Billy Decker (2001), Brett 'The Jet' Hearn (2002), 'A.J. Slideways' Alan Johnson (2003) and Pauch again last June. Two other Advance Auto Parts SDS events held at NES in 2005 were won by Tim Fuller (August ‘Showdown In The Pines’) and Matt Sheppard (September ‘Legends of the Fall’). In seven high-profile Superstars of Stock Car Racing Series non-sanctioned events held in 2004 at New Egypt, Hearn scored twice -- for $20,000 -- while rising star Sheppard grabbed one $10G win from the track regulars.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES
New Egypt Speedway (8 Evts)
DATE FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
9/24/05 Matt Sheppard - Jimmy Horton - Tim Fuller - Gary Tomkins - Ryan Godown
8/24/05 Tim Fuller - Matt Sheppard - Brett Hearn - Jimmy Horton - Frank Cozze
6/22/05 Billy Pauch - Ryan Godown - Frank Cozze - Tim Fuller - Jack Johnson
6/17/03 Alan Johnson - Tim McCreadie - Gary Tomkins - Billy Pauch - Danny Johnson
6/20/02 Brett Hearn - Billy Decker - Danny Johnson - Tim Fuller - Keith Hoffman
6/21/01 Billy Decker - Steve Paine - Tim McCreadie - Billy Pauch - Alan Johnson
8/2/00 Billy Pauch - Doug Hoffman - Kenny Brightbill - Steve Paine - Tim McCreadie
6/18/98 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Danny Johnson -Fritz Epright-Jimmy Horton

TRACK HISTORY
Rescued from ruin and completely rebuilt from the ground up by the Grosso family in 1997, the following year motorsports promoters from all 50 states named New Egypt Speedway "Most Outstanding Rehabilitation of a Speedway," putting the central Jersey track in the national spotlight during Daytona Speedweek ceremonies. Built in 1954, the current grounds were originally a gravel pit and during the 1960s was recognized as Fort Dix Speedway. In its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, the asphalt track was sanctioned by NASCAR on and off under different owners and promoters and held events on Wednesdays. The pavement Modified record book (1976-95) is headed by nine-time national champion Richie Evans (25) and includes such legendary drivers as Jimmy Spencer, Geoff Bodine, George Kent, Maynard Troyer, Jerry Cook and Tom Baldwin. When the Grossos bought the track in 1997 it was a quarter-mile asphalt oval that was two weeks away from Sheriff's sale for non-payment of taxes and no track records were part of the eventual deed transfer. In the nine years the track has been dirt under new ownership, Billy Pauch (didn't compete in 1998) has long eclipsed Evans' old standard. Including two feature wins already registered in ’06, Pauch has amassed 63 career victories and also captured three (2002, 2000, 1999) NES season point championships along the way. Homestate favorite and 2004 track titlist Jimmy Horton holds a commanding lead on the current points chart with six trips to victory lane and is chased by weekly contenders Ryan Godown (2004 Superstars Series champ), Keith Hoffman (2001 NES champion), Super DIRT Series follower Frank Cozze (2003 & ’05 NES champ) and Pauch.

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 10, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,221 0 $45,625 4 10 11 15
2 91 Billy Decker 1,183 (38) $36,725 3 10 12 15
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,175 (46) $32,200 2 11 12 15
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,072 (149) $27,850 2 8 10 15
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,042 (179) $26,450 1 8 10 15
6 42p Pat Ward 984 (237) $13,650 0 3 10 15
7 27J Danny Johnson 951 (270) $16,950 1 1 9 15
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 929 (292) $14,200 0 3 11 15
9 77x Dale Planck 911 (310) $17,475 1 2 9 14
10 44s Matt Sheppard 887 (334) $11,625 0 1 8 15
11 7x Steve Paine 868 (353) $10,850 0 1 7 15
12 44c Frank Cozze 833 (388) $8,950 0 2 5 15
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 643 (578) $6,125 0 1 2 13
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (702) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 32c Vic Coffey 471 (750) $6,075 0 2 5 8
16 3 Justin Haers 450 (771) $3,700 0 0 2 9
17 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (776) $3,825 0 1 1 9
18 Z Butch Tittle 408 (813) $2,950 0 0 0 10
19 60 Kenny Stafford 337 (884) $2,300 0 0 0 7
20 39 Tim McCreadie 308 (913) $6,950 0 3 4 5
21 6J Joe Isabell 306 (915) $1,875 0 0 0 5
22 42B Kevin Bates 257 (964) $1,550 0 0 0 5
23 42 Jimmy Horton 255 (966) $7,100 1 1 1 4
24 3b Chad Brachmann 242 (979) $2,925 0 1 1 5
25 62 Todd Burley 237 (984) $2,200 0 0 1 4

Gater Racing News Modified Lap Leaders
DATE TRACK LAPS LAP LEADERS
Mar. 25 Hagerstown 100 95-Hearn, 5-Tremont
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 50-Decker
May 7 Rolling Wheels 50 40-Fuller, 10-Coffey
May 28 Cayuga County 100 61-D.Johnson, 24-Coffey, 15-Fuller
Jun 14 Lernerville 100 50-A.Johnson, 36-Fuller, 14-Decker
Jun 15 Susquehanna 100 71-D.Planck, 29-Horton
June 21 Ransomville 100 50-A.Johnson, 50-T.McCreadie
July 4 Brockville 100 75-P.O’Brien, 13-Paine, 12-A.Johnson
July 9 Cornwall 100 83-Planck, 16-Sheppard, 1-K.Jacobs
July 10 Drummond 105 52-Hearn, 47-Tomkins, 6-Planck
July 13 Orange County 100 100-Decker
July 19 Grandview 100 72-A.Johnson, 21-Paine, 7-Strunk
Aug. 5 Eldora 100 100-Fuller
Aug. 7 Merrittville 100 99-A.Johnson, 1-Burley
Aug. 10 Canandaigua 100 17-Fuller, 83-Tomkins

TRACK HEAT WINNERS
Hagerstown B.Decker, J.Horton, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, S.Friesen, M.Sheppard.
Rolling Wheels G.Tomkins, S.Paine, T.McCreadie, B.Decker, F.Cozze.
Cayuga County S.Paine, J.Phelps, P.Ward, C.Bower
Lernerville A.Johnson, M.Sheppard, S.Friesen, S.Paine.
Susquehanna B.Decker, S.Friesen, R.Johnson, S.Paine.
Ransomville B.Decker, A.Johnson, F.Cozze, M.Sheppard
Brockville D.Planck, P.O’Brien, T.Fuller, P.Ward, D.O’Brien
Cornwall D.Planck, D.Johnson, P.O’Brien, B.McDonald, P.Ward
Drummond B.Hearn, P.Ward, A.Johnson, J.Phelps
Orange County T.Fuller, T.Meier, B.Hearn, A.Johnson, R.Eurich, D.Planck
Grandview J.Horton, B.Pauch, F.Cozze, B.Hearn
Eldora A.Johnson, G.Tomkins, F.Cozze
Merrittville T.Fuller, B.Hearn, B.Decker, A.Johnson
Canandaigua A.Johnson, B.Decker, T.Burley, C.Bower

Integra Shocks Modified Time Trials
*New track record.
TRACK SIZE QUICK QUALIFIER TIME AVE.SPEED
Hagerstown 1/2-mile Billy Decker 19.391 sec. 92.827 mph
Rolling Wheels 5/8-mile Gary Tomkins 20.643 sec. 108.996 mph
Cayuga County 3/8-mile Steve Paine 15.868 sec. 85.077 mph
Lernerville 4/10-mile Alan Johnson *16.180 sec. 88.999 mph
Susquehanna 4/10-mile Billy Decker *18.060 sec. 79.734 mph
Ransomville 3/8-mile Billy Decker 16.771 sec. 80.496 mph
Brockville 1/4-mile Pierre Berthiaume 14.475 sec. 62.176 mph
Cornwall 1/4-mile Matt Sheppard *12.882 sec. 69.865 mph
Drummond 4/10-mile Dale Planck 17.278 sec. 83.343 mph
Orange County 5/8-mile Billy Decker 21.697 sec. 103.701 mph
Grandview 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.032 sec. 79.830 mph
Eldora 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 16.358 sec. 110.038 mph
Merrittville 1/3-mile Tim Fuller 15.909 sec. 75.429 mph
Canandaigua 1/2-mile Alan Johnson 18.278 sec. 98.479 mph

NEWS & NOTES
Mr. DIRT Title On The Line: In 2006 the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Champion will be determined by adding a driver's best five (5) feature race finishes (through Labor Day) from a designated home track to the points earned in Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events. With many drivers accustomed to competing at multiple tracks on a regular basis, only the best finishes at one track are counted. The 31st Mr. DIRT Championship run will be contested at 19 tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio, along with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-seven scheduled tour events will carry valuable points counting directly towards the coveted title, with the champion crowned after eight months of ground-pounding short-track activity.
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The current list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Cozze At Home As Series Regular: The last time Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze pulled into victory lane after an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series race was exactly six years ago in his homestate at Grandview Speedway. The timing may be just right for the Wind Gap, PA open-wheel veteran to score his seventh career tour triumph when the Advance Auto Parts SDS comes to his hometrack on Wednesday. “It never hurts to run at a place you’re familiar with, I’m pretty comfortable racing there, but most of the guys coming here know this track pretty well, too,” said Cozze, 50, a two-time (2003 & ’05) and the defending New Egypt big-block points champion. With one win in 2006, Cozze (654 pts.) currently ranks fourth in the track standings behind leader Jimmy Horton, runner-up Ryan Godown and Keith Hoffman, and one spot ahead of all-time NES career winner Billy Pauch. “You need a lot of horsepower at New Egypt, that’s nothing new. Just don’t bring anything to the track that doesn’t work, you’ll be loading up just as fast.”
Twice a winner of the prestigious Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway, Cozze has adapted well to the heavy Garden State oval in his familiar no. 44 Waite's General Contractor-Carquest Auto Parts-Bert Transmission ride powered by a Tony Feil-M2 engine. He owns 17 career Modified wins at the Grosso speedplant and finished third, fifth and 11th-place in last season’s trio of SDS century grinds. Other SDS results are 23rd in the 1998 New Egypt inaugural, 10th in ’01, 13th in ’02 and 27th in ’03 while he did not compete in the 2000 edition. “This track is always heavy, whether it’s a regular 30-lapper or a 100-lap tour race, there’s no making the track how the locals want it. When a wind kicks up it normally blows toward the stands so the most important thing is to keep the dust down and that usually means adding a little more (water) to the track. Its been smoother this year, something good for everybody coming in.” Although New Egypt remains Cozze’s Saturday night hangout during the summer, the popular Jersey oval is still two hours away from his residence in the Keystone State. “Whenever I race its usually somewhere far away, tracks closer to home have rules that limit power and there’s a crash or win outcome every week,” remarked Cozze, who stands 12th in AAP Series points with a pair of top-five and five top-10 finishes recorded this season. He placed fifth in both the Hagerstown opener and the inaugural Brockville show. “You have to travel if you want to run up against the best. So being able to beat them anywhere means you really did something big. We’ve been in some wrecks lately and had some motor issues so maybe its time to finally catch a break and finish one of these races up front.”
Fast Timers Earn Integra Shocks Award: In a joint agreement made between Integra Shocks and DIRT MotorSports NorthEast, Integra Shocks will play an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series during the 2006 race season. The fast driver during Advance Auto Parts SDS qualifying will earn the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' and the driver winning the most Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the season will collect a bonus set of four Integra Shocks ($1,000 value) at the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Banquet in November. The Advance Auto Parts Series has recognized fast time trialers since 1983, with 1999 marking the first year the awards program included every tour event scheduled during the year. All-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 34 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past 20 years.
Drivers will continue to draw for time trial order and the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' winner will collect $100 and 5 bonus points as well as pole-position in the first qualifying heat. A heads-up format based on time trial results will be used to determine the starting order for each qualifying race, with the top three finishers earning additional bonus points as follows: 1st-5 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-1 pt. A driver may earn only a maximum of 5 points in preliminary events even if the fast timer is also a heat race winner.

New Egypt Speedway
(1/2-mile) *4/10-mile in 2000
INTEGRA SHOCKS
DATE FAST QUALIFIER TIME AVE. SPEED
9/24/05 Rick Grosso,Jr. 17.006 sec. 105.845 mph
8/24/05 Jimmy Phelps 17.243 sec. 104.390 mph
6/22/05 Tim Fuller 17.399 sec. 103.454 mph
6/17/03 Steve Paine 17.399 sec. 103.454 mph
6/20/02 Tim Fuller 17.670 sec. 101.868 mph
6/21/01 Ricky Elliott 18.240 sec. 98.684 mph
8/2/00 Kenny Brightbill 15.406 sec. 93.470 mph

2006 Feature Win Leaders: Heading into the mid-week show at New Egypt, 25 tracks have hosted DIRT-sanctioned big-block Modified races with 49 drivers scoring victories in the 146 features run. Current SDS points leader Alan Johnson and defending Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller are tied atop the list with 12 triumphs each followed by Tri-City (Pa.) record-setter Kevin Bolland with 10 wins. All-time Advance Auto Parts Series race winner Brett Hearn and defending Syracuse Eckerd 200 champion Billy Decker both have nine wins, past Mr. DIRT champions Gary Tomkins and Pat O’Brien have reached victory lane eight times while Western Pa./Ohio standout Rex King has taken seven checkered flags. Steve Paine, Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Vic Coffey and Frankie Caprara own four wins apiece and three-time winners are Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont, Andy Bachetti and Brian Swartzlander. Dale Planck, Jimmy Horton, Justin Haers, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Murdick, Tom Winkle and Ric Hill are the only other drivers to repeat. Tour regular Jimmy Phelps has reached victory lane once so far at Fulton (NY) Speedway, although the Team Troyer driver remains in search of his first-ever Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series win after setting fast time on three occasions last season.
Super Series Stats: Since the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series debut in 1980, 43 tracks have staged 551 extra-distance events. Along with Hearn's DIRT-best 484 (323 big-block/161 small-block) Modified wins registered at more than 30 tracks throughout the Northeast, the 'Jet' has flown to the top on the all-time Advance Auto Parts (89) Super DIRT Series win chart, with a division-best 62 extra-distance triumphs coming in Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series competition. Hearn’s lone Advance Auto Parts SDS victory at New Egypt came in 2002 while current Series points leader Alan Johnson posted his only NES win en route to his last overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship in 2003.

All-Time Advance Auto Parts SDS Win Leaders: 1980-Aug. 10, 2006
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
89 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Drummond, 7/10/06
60 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 5/28/06
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
43 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Merrittville, 8/7/06
35 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Orange County, 7/13/06
28 Jack Johnson Cayuga County, 7/16/80 Orange County, 6/14/01
26 Doug Hoffman Orange County, 10/25/87 Lowe's, 4/6/02
26 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/7/85 Canandaigua, 9/25/03
18 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 9/26/99 Drummond, 8/23/04
16 Jimmy Horton Lebanon Valley, 7/8/80 Susquehanna, 6/15/06
13 Kenny Tremont Lebanon Valley, 7/9/92 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
13 Tim Fuller Rolling Wheels, 9/21/03 Eldora, 8/5/06
12 Gary Tomkins Hagerstown, 3/30/02 Canandaigua, 8/10/06
9 Kenny Brightbill Fonda, 10/18/87 Bridgeport, 6/19/97
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05

2005 Race Reviews:
Last season New Egypt Speedway joined Rolling Wheels Raceway in Central New York as the only tracks to host more than two Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events. Each 100-lap feature at NES was billed as a battle among the titans with “Garden State Gunfight,” “Showdown In The Pines” and “Legends of the Fall” title bouts showcasing the best big-block Modified teams on the entire New York/New Jersey circuit.
June 22 - At the end of 100 grueling laps around the heavy half-miler in June, it was New Egypt's all-time feature winner Billy Pauch outlasting weekend rivals Ryan Godown and Frank Cozze to capture the $6,000 first-place prize in round number four of DIRT MotorSports™ NorthEast's big-block Modified tour. Pauch recorded his last Series victory at New Egypt in 2000 to improve his SDS career total to seven. A brief shower in the late afternoon created an ultra-heavy track surface that took its toll on top traveling teams as the night rolled. Current Advance Auto Parts points leader Tim Fuller bested a stellar field of 36 open-wheel entries in time trials, circling the Grosso Family's d-shaped oval in a time of 17.399 sec. for a one lap average speed of 103.454 mph; a mark identical to that of fast timer Steve Paine in 2003. Pauch was seventh fastest and claimed the first heat race victory before drawing fourth starting position to start Wednesday's “Garden State Gunfight.” Pole-sitter Jack Johnson opened up a narrow advantage over Pauch at the drop of the first green flag before the Frenchtown, N.J. star moved to the point on lap five. On lap 28 Godown stunned New Egypt's three-time points king by sweeping around his no. 1 K&A Excavating-Pioneer Pole Building/Bicknell machine to grab his first lead of the night. But Billy the kid never flinched and returned the favor by blasting high as the lead duo exited turn two before completing lap 43. Pauch got caught up in turn four traffic and Godown quickly regained the point on lap 78 while Cozze mirrored his move, briefly dropping Pauch from first to third. Exactly 10 laps later the roles were reversed with Pauch forging the final lead change past both Cozze and eventual runner-up Godown, then opening up a five-car length margin under the checkers while fourth-place Fuller, the top finishing 'Elite 11' runner, emerged as the new Advance Auto Parts SDS points leader. Jack Johnson, Doug Hoffman, Billy Decker, Gary Tomkins, Vic Coffey and Chad Brachmann filled out the top-10.
August 24 - Top travelers in the Advance Auto Parts SDS returned to New Egypt in August and turned the tables on the local favorites. The 'Elite 11' threesome of Tim Fuller, Matt Sheppard and Brett Hearn redeemed themselves Wednesday night after the "Showdown In The Pines" and restored their status as they made their way to the podium. Continuing to reign supreme in the 2005 edition of the summer-long series, Fuller outlasted fellow New Yorker Sheppard and homestate pilot Hearn to capture the 100-lap big-block Modified main event and earn $6,000 for his series-high sixth victory in the initial 14 extra-distance outings. Fuller rebounded from a fourth-place finish in New Egypt's initial series showdown in June behind track regulars Billy Pauch (winner), Ryan Godown and Frank Cozze. On this night Cozze was the only one to pose a threat as Pauch and Godown were DNFs on the final scoresheet. Jimmy Phelps was the first driver to time trial and proceeded to establish a new track tour record of 17.243 sec. (104.390 mph) around the heavy half-miler. Pauch was second quickest followed by track prep man Rick Grosso, Jr., Godown and Fuller, who had set a record-tying fast time in June. Cozze out-dragging pole-sitter Alan Johnson to gain command early. Sheppard ran second until locking up exiting turn three on lap 10 after hitting a water spot that occupied his inside line, then looping all alone in turn four creating a pile-up directly behind. Cozze gave way to Grosso on lap 15 before making a quick stop pitside four circuits later, returning just as Godown sped past to take his first lead on the lap 19 restart. Starting ninth on the grid aboard the potent red no. m1 MBF Racing-B&F General Machine mount, Fuller passed Godown on lap 27 yet in seven more circuits the no. 26 entry was back in front just as Pauch's night came to a close with a broken rear axle denying him a second straight tour win at home. When the quick change rear-end gears blew out on Godown's machine, Fuller was in position to re-take the lead on lap 62. From there the Edwards, New York pilot was able to hold off the charging number 44s of Sheppard while Hearn stole third-place from Jimmy Horton exiting the final turn. Cozze also rallied to crack the front-five ahead of top-10 finishers Billy Decker, Danny Johnson, Pat Ward, Grosso and tour rookie Stewart Friesen.
September 24 –The final score read: 2-Elite 11, 1-New Egypt. The third and final leg of the three-race Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series at New Egypt Speedway needed all 100 laps to decide the outcome and it was E11 all-star Matt Sheppard settling the score with a turn four pass to earn the thrilling victory. A mysterious yellow flag flew on lap 78 to tighten the pack behind NES mainstay Jimmy Horton. Mr. DIRT points leader Tim Fuller manned second-place looking to repeat his winning performance staged a month earlier while Sheppard wanted to match his Superstars of Stock Car Racing Series win registered the previous year at New Egypt. Sheppard slipped under Fuller on lap 91 and tracked down Horton in traffic with a handful of laps remaining before ducking low out of turn four to complete the late-race rally in dramatic fashion. Horton and Fuller swapped the lead a half-dozen times before Horton moved ahead seemingly for good on lap 71. Yet it was the lapped car of Sean Beardsley that proved pivotal as the leaders entered the final turns of the final lap to send the scorers reeling. Horton drifted high exiting the third turn to negotiate Beardsley's mount with Sheppard sticking to the bottom as Fuller went even higher to force a four-wide traffic jam entering the final corner. Horton bounced off the turn four berm and flinched momentarily but it was just enough to open the door for Sheppard to take the $6,000 top prize. Saturday's 'Legends of the Fall' Championship was a tie-breaker of sorts between New Egypt's top open-wheel pilots and those headlining DIRT Northeast's traveling show. The NES trio of Billy Pauch, Ryan Godown and Frank Cozze topped the 'Garden State Gunfight' scoresheets in June while Fuller, Sheppard and Brett Hearn swept the top-three slots in the ' Showdown In The Pines' run in August. Qualifying heats were an even split on Saturday night with winners Gary Tomkins and Pat Ward representing the Elite 11 and Horton and Jim Scherer maintaining early bragging rights for the New Egypt fan base. Fuller finished third in the initial heat then bolted past front row partner Bucky Kell after filling in second on the 30-car starting grid. Fourth-place starter Horton followed Fuller's cue and sped into the runner-up position until forged his first lead on a lap 10 restart. And from there the pair of veteran wheelmen proceeded to battle lap after lap for the duration of the event. Fuller and Horton ran nose-to-tail and side-by-side in a classic duel that endured under green flag conditions until Horton slid under the Edwards, N.Y. driver on lap 71. Yellow lights flashed across the track on lap 78 without a car stopped nor debris falling astray on the tacky oval. With Sheppard, Tomkins and a fast-charging Ryan Godown the nearest challengers, the order remained intact with 10 laps still to go, but the last five miles produced arguably the most surprising finish of the year as Sheppard disposed of Mr. DIRT favorite Fuller then New Jersey native Horton on his home soil. Gary Tomkins and Godown rounded out the final front-five.
Horton Leads New Egypt Parade: Fresh off his sixth big-block feature win Saturday at New Egypt, Jimmy Horton had to be reminded of his last turn, last lap defeat at the hands of Advance Auto Parts tour regular Matt Sheppard last September at NES. At age 49, his memory is far from lost and his ability just as sharp, right now all he is concentrating on is winning the next race. “Whether you win or lose there’s always another race, how you did the one before only helps pay the bills,” said Horton, who is on the verge of wearing his second NES points crown, so far securing a track-best six feature wins. The Neshanic Station, N.J. chauffeur has competed in only four Series events this season with his lone top-10 finish a convincing victory in the Super DIRT Series showdown at Susquehanna (Pa.) Speedway. The two-time Eckerd 200 champion during Super DIRT Week at the Syracuse Mile will be back aboard the potent no. 42 Millennium Car Wash-Grosso Trucking-Metal Fab Race Pro Shop/Bicknell mount looking for his 17th career Advance Auto Parts tour triumph on Wednesday. “We've all got the same attitude, just go out there and win. And if you don’t there’s a lot more shows to get the job done.”
Horton is ready for a promotion from car owner Rick Grosso Jr. after logging his sixth win at NES on Saturday to improve his career track total to 13. The Series victory at Susquehanna, a Florida Tour triumph at Volusia Speedway Park in February and a first-place trophy at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway brings his 2006 count to nine in the Grosso big-block. “A key at New Egypt is starting up front as everybody runs hard and you want to stay on the lead lap and away from trouble. It’s just so hard to come from the back without some luck. You’ve got to watch yourself, there’s real clay out there and its fast all the time. It’s easy to get weighted down by clay so its important to run through clean air and getting ahead early definitely helps out. The track has been good this year, there haven’t been too many cautions and that makes it tough to win having to come from the back all the time. (Before Saturday night) I’ve been in kind of a slump lately, running alright but just a little off, coming away with 6th, 7th or 8th in the finish. Luck has been the only difference, Billy (Pauch) has been up front a lot and broke. I know guys like Godown, Hoffman and Cozze are capable of winning any show, sometimes its just a matter of getting a break before anyone else and holding up until the finish.”
Horton owns 80 DIRT big-block Modified feature wins and has won at least one short-track main event every year since 1974. On the national stage he is best known for establishing an all-time ARCA record five superspeedway wins (including Daytona) in 1990 as well as flipping over the wall at Talladega during the 1993 Winston 500 NASCAR Cup event. Horton is also entered in the USAC recordbook for winning a Dirt Champ Car race at Nazareth (Pa.) National in his first and only Silver Crown effort.
New Egypt On The Net: If fans can’t make the trip to New Jersey, On-Demand video of the GARDEN STATE GUNFIGHT from New Egypt Speedway will be available on DIRTvision.com later in the week. DIRTVision.com is celebrating its third year of providing fans, media, teams, promoters and sponsors with access to live and on-demand cybercasts of many DIRT MotorSports-sanctioned events. In 2006 the DIRTVision schedule will include more than 100 live and on-demand cybercasts including select World of Outlaws Sprint Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series, plus UMP and MARS events. 2006 Season Subscriptions continue to be available from August thru September for just $29.99 or on a month-to-month basis for $9.99.
Unfamiliar with the LIVE DIRT Radio Network broadcasts? Log on to Dirtvision.com and click the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and common issues that some users may experience. Make sure to register well in advance of the next show to help troubleshoot any problems that may be encountered. Basic tools will be a Dirtvision.com account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; all of which are FREE.
The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Brett Hearn led off the Eckerd activity in Kittanning, Pa. on Wednesday, June 14th as the first 90 fans arriving at the store received a free ticket to the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Race at Lernerville Speedway scheduled for later that same day. Eckerd, America’s Family Pharmacy, has been a sponsor of DIRT MotorSports racing and the Eckerd 200 race at Super DIRT Week since 1997. Eckerd kicked off its 2006 season with promotions in the Carolinas and sponsorship of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt track @ Lowes Motor Speedway on May 24. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway (315/668-6906) Pat Ward / 12noon-2:00pm 8379 Thompson Road – Cicero, NY
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Upcoming Event: Top teams traveling the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series have two weeks off from mid-week competition before the tour closes out the month at Brewerton (NY) Speedway with another century grind on Aug. 30. The 100-lapper pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway BILLY DECKER
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 105 Autodrome Drummond BRETT HEARN
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway BILLY DECKER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway TIM FULLER
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway GARY TOMKINS
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway New Egypt,NJ
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 12)

MODIFIED(49)

358-MODIFIED(47)

SPORTSMAN(62)

PRO STOCK(33)

STREET STOCK(33)

12

Alan Johnson

7

David Hebert

8

Brian Sage

8

Pete Stefanski

9

Dave Mannise

12

Tim Fuller

5

Brian McDonald

8

Russ Hefti

6

Mike Williams

5

Julius Pepin

10

Kevin Bolland

5

Danny O'Brien

6

Jack Meeks

5

Billy Clark Jr.

4

Blane Smith

9

Brett Hearn

5

Pierre Dagenais

6

Wayne Conn Jr.

5

Louie Jackson

4

Jamie Eldredge

9

Billy Decker

5

Todd Burley

5

Rob Bellinger

5

Dave Bissonnette

3

Bob Schade

8

Gary Tomkins

5

Kyle Dingwall

5

Chris Higgins

5

Clayton Benedict

3

Frank Burnell Jr.

8

Pat O'Brien

4

Pete Bicknell

4

Joe Williams Jr.

5

Bill Pascual

3

Corey Hunt

7

Rex King

4

Brett Hearn

4

Rob Pratt

4

Bob Buono

3

Mike Vigiletti

4

Matt Sheppard

4

Real LaFrance

4

Rob Knapp

4

Don Williams

3

Ray Tarantino

4

Pat Ward

3

Robbie Krull

4

Jason Riddell

4

Joey Ladouceur

3

Mike Welch

4

Frankie Caprara

3

Carey Terrance

4

Don Spatorico

4

P.J. Peters

2

Jay Pepin

4

Vic Coffey

3

Andy Bachetti

4

Jeff McGinnis

3

Sean Corr

2

Adam DePuy

4

Steve Paine

3

Jeff Sykes

3

Bill Bleich

2

John Bryson

2

Wayne Ellison

3

Andy Bachetti

2

Scott Kerwin

3

Joe Morel

2

Mitchell Jock

2

Rob Ingraham

3

Brian Swartzlander

2

Scott Wood

3

Sammy Reakes IV

2

Dan Shoop

2

Mike Minutolo

3

Danny Johnson

2

Rick Richner

3

Roy Bresnahan

2

Tom Kemp

2

Greg Kurtzman

3

Kenny Tremont

2

Martin Roy

3

Mat Williamson

2

Denis Gauvreau

1

John Aumick

2

Jimmy Horton

2

David VanHorn

3

Jay Mallory

1

Ron Marsden

1

Mike Dandino

2

Dave Murdick

2

Mark Hitchcock

3

Jeremy Pitcher

1

John Gagner

1

Joel Murns

2

Dale Planck

2

Laurent Ladouceur

3

Shane Donath

1

Eric Greenlief

1

Charles Vohs

2

Jimmy Johnson

2

Larry Lampman Jr.

3

Bobby Herrington

1

Joe Allen

1

Ray Cooper

2

Justin Haers

2

Dan Jalbert

3

Tom Flannigan

1

T.J. Newton

1

James VanDyk

2

Tom Winkle

2

Boyd MacTavish

2

Mike Ruggiero

1

Steve Miller

1

Nathan Peckham

2

Ric Hill

2

Clement Therrien

2

Paul Guererri

1

Dave Williams

1

Kevin Colman

1

Craig Mitchell

1

Matt Quinn

2

Mike Bowman(US)

1

Roy Delormier

1

Steve Faulkner

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Jerry Higbie

2

Jipp Ortiz

1

Dominic Gauvreau

1

Nick Rizzo

1

Jimmy Phelps

1

Rich Vinson

2

Ryan Poole

1

Tom Baker

1

John Hechinger

1

Tim Hindley

1

Pat O'Brien

2

Kevin Ridley

1

Allan Peters

1

Sam Dwy

1

Steve Hough

1

Dave Heaslip

2

Darren Zumpe

1

Rick Gorhan

1

Leroy Lewis

1

Jeff Heotzler

1

Kenny Cosgrove

2

Phil LaVare

1

Dave Schulz

1

Stan Vishinski

1

Ryan Bartlett

1

J.R. Heffner

2

Chris Herbison

1

Eric Marin

1

Al D'Antonio

1

Jerm.Shingledecker

1

Peter Mantha Jr.

2

Kevin Wills

1

Stephane Lebrun

1

Lee Charnock

1

Russell King

1

Tim Hindley

2

Eric Giguere

1

Brian Kotarski

1

Missy Dembek

1

Donnie Corellis

1

George McIntyre

2

Rob Wosyluk

84

Events / 7 Tracks

69

Events / 4 Tracks

1

Charlie Donk

1

Todd Stewart

2

Chris Raabe

1

Paul Gilardi

1

Chris Jones

2

James Strassburg

1

Mike Adderley

1

Alain Boisvert

2

Brian Krummel

1

Brian Berger

1

Rich Salisbury

2

Jordan Bennett

1

Tommy Meier

1

Dan Miller

2

Greg Panunte

1

Billy Dunn

1

Chad Brachmann

2

Shane Jablonka

1

Chad Brachmann

1

Donnie Corellis

2

Mike Storms

1

Paul Kinney

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Scott Schrader

1

J.R. Heffner

1

Tim Fuller

1

Ricky Newton

1

Joe Isabell

1

Mario Clair

1

Tom Juhl

1

Rich Eurich

1

Bryan Rogers

1

Greg Mrzywka

1

Scott Prentice

1

Fred Carleton

1

Bill Johnston

1

Dave Franek

1

Adam Ferri

1

Todd Henderson

1

Stewart Friesen

101

Events / 14 Tracks

1

Chad Chevalier

1

Guy Sheldon

1

John Ferrier

146

Events / 25 Tracks

1

Paul Gaboury

1

Mike Bowman(CAN)

1

Tyler McPherson

1

Dave Just

1

Brad Kirkland

1

Rob Hile

1

Mark Dilario

1

Don Spiece

1

Shawn Donath

1

Mark Chiddy

1

John Juhl II

1

Anthony Rizzardo

1

Bill Eisele

151

Events / 13 Tracks

2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 12)


Johnson Tops Television Race, Juhl Wins First-Ever At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY – August 13, 2006 – By Gary M. Spaid, Cayuga County PR
Alan Johnson picked up his second Cayuga County Fair Speedway DIRT Modified feature win of the season on Sunday on Sun Tire/Westbury Lumber night. Johnson’s 56th career big-block win was enough to propel him into the Empire DIRT Series points lead, 37 points ahead of Jimmy Phelps. “It feels real good to win here,” stated Johnson. “We had a great car. It would go wherever I put it.”
In DIRT Sportsman action John Juhl II, won his first-ever feature, starting on the outside pole and grabbing the lead at the start before leading every lap on his way to the win. The DIRT Street Stock class continues to be dominated by Dave Mannise in Weedsport. Mannise was able to pick up his eighth feature win of the year in 12 point race starts ---still another win was added during the annual Fair in July--- at Cayuga County.
The Enduro finale produced little in the way of surprises. Craig Dingey won for the fourth time this season. James Werner, Adam Keuer, Karl Werner and Barb Amidon rounded out the top-five finishers.
The 35-lap Empire DIRT Series made-for-television main event started right on cue as 27 DIRT Modifieds took to the “battlefield.” Pole-sitter Derrick Podsiadlo jumped right into the lead as Dave Farney unfurled the green flag. Podsiadlo then began to draw away from the field, establishing nearly a full three and a half second lead before the yellow had to fly on lap 13, when Brett Tonkin slammed into the first turn cement wall. Tonkin’s impact tore his right front wheel off the car.
When the yellow flew Tom Sears Jr. was running in second holding off Shannon Whaley, Gary Tomkins, Tim Fuller and Matt Sheppard. On the restart Sears made a bid at the lead only to fall short. A second try at the lead on lap 17 proved much more fruitful as Sears was able to complete the pass only to find multi-time feature winner Alan Johnson right on his back bumper. Johnson took his turn at trying to pass for the lead, but then settled into second conserving his tires. Finally on lap 27, following two laps of side-by-side racing, Johnson was able to take the lead.
The race now was for second on back. On lap 29, Tim Fuller completed the pass to gain second but try as much as he could, Johnson was able to grab the feature win by .340 seconds. The race lasted just 11:41 minutes. “We were real fortunate with lap cars here tonight,” Alan concluded.
The 20-lap DIRT Sportsman main opened with John Juhl II taking the lead at the drop of the green and setting his sights on victory. John Behron was running a great race in second before he was sent spinning around late in the race. The first of just two yellows flew on lap nine when Jim LaRock slowed on the track with a flat tire. Juhl was able to hold off runner-up Behron before the second yellow came on lap 17 for Behron, who had spun in the first turn. Both Behron and Roy Bresnahan were sent to the back of the pack for the restart.
Back under green Juhl continued to hold off the competition. Four laps later, at the wire the finish was Juhl, rookie Tim Currier, Joe Williams Jr., Mike Entwistle and Russ Hefti.
The DIRT Street Stock main went 15 laps with Nick Rizzo taking the early lead. On lap two, Ryan Depuy hit the inside second turn cement wall and then sailed up and over the structure. On the restart Rizzo held off Dave Mannise for only one circuit before Mannise took command of the race for good on lap four. Then the only car seemingly on the charge was Rick DeGroff’s number 6, which worked its way into third at the finish line. The top-five finishers were Mannise followed by Rizzo, Phil Marsden, DeGroff and Jim Wallace.

CCFS SHORT: Ryan Depuy (Street Stock) and Jeremy Pitcher (Sportsman) were picked as teams of the week. Pitcher, who left the racing surface with a flat tire instead of slowing on the track and bringing out a yellow was also awarded additional passes for his outstanding sportsmanship. Also getting a pass into next week’s event will be Mike Bowman, who also pulled off the track under green, not causing a yellow that might ruin another driver’s race…The Cayuga County website is undergoing some changes. If looking for the updated points one can go to www.whowon.com and find the speedway information…The night ended with Nick Danger blowing himself up in a bus. “Nick” emerged uninjured this time but stay tuned for more Nick Danger stunts.
Racing resumes this Sunday, starting at 7 p.m. with the fifth round of the Empire Series. The adult general admission ticket price is $15 or bring in your ticket stub from the previous week and get a $5 discount at the window. Further schedule information is available throughout the season by logging into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com or by contacting the DIRT MotorSports NE office at 315/834-6606.

VALLEY TIRE/WESTBURY LUMBER presents the EMPIRE SERIES, RACE #4 NIGHT SUMMARY
ENDURO FEATURE (25-laps): CRAIG DINGEY, James Werner, Adam Keuer, Karl Werner, Barb Amidon, Ken Minor, Kelly Smith, Bill Werner, Jeremy Werner, Eric Dawley, Rusty Karz, Andy Burtless, Ed Gilner, Don Mack, Rex Karz, Nick Werner, Kevin Alfred, Monk Weatherstone.

DIRT STREET STOCK
HEAT: J. Wallace, N. Rizzo, D. Mannise, R. DeGroff, M. Minutolo.
FEATURE (15-laps): DAVE MANNISE, Nick Rizzo, Phil Marsden, Rick DeGroff, Jim Wallace, Mike Minutolo, Chris Hogan, Ryan Depuy, Nathan Peckham (DNS).

DIRT SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1: M. Bowman, J. Williams Jr., R. Hefti, T. Juhl, J. Spano, J. LaRock.
HEAT 2: J. Juhl II, T. Currier, R. Bresnahan, J. Behron, M. Entwistle, R. Bellinger.
FEATURE (20-laps): JOHN JUHL II, Tim Currier, Joe Williams Jr., Mike Entwistle, Russ Hefti, Tom Juhl, Eric VanSkiver, Rob Bellinger, Brandon Sweet, Jim LaRock, Jim Spano, Roy Bresnahan, Greg Hixson, Anthony Steiner, John Behron, Jeremy Pitcher, Mike Bowman, Sammy Reakes IV.

DIRT MODIFIED
HEAT 1: G. Tomkins, D. Podsiadlo, R. Phelps, J. Haers, P. Ward.
HEAT 2: T. Sears Jr., T. Fuller, B. Tittle, M. Sheppard, A. Johnson.
HEAT 3: D. Planck, R. Shields, S. Whaley, V. Vitale, V. Coffey.
CONSI: C. Bower, J. Phelps, B. Decker, D. Johnson, M. Ward, D.J. Forbes, B. Dunn, T. Town, B. Tonkin, C. Homan, S. Beardsley, J. Isabell.
FEATURE (35-laps): ALAN JOHNSON, Tim Fuller, Tom Sears Jr., Matt Sheppard, Gary Tomkins, Billy Decker, Dale Planck, Ryan Phelps, Pat Ward, Derrick Podsiadlo, Vince Vitale, Justin Haers, Danny Johnson, Jimmy Phelps, Butch Tittle, Billy Dunn, Chuck Bower, Vic Coffey, Roy Shields, Shannon Whaley, D.J. Forbes, Chad Homan, Mike Ward, Joe Isabell, Sean Beardsley, Brett Tonkin, Todd Town.


DIRT NE Weekly Winners 8-13

TRACK MEMBER

CLASS SANCTION

FEATURE WINNER

RACE NOTE

BREWERTON(Fri)

MODIFIED

Tim Fuller (35L)

BROCKVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Bryan Rogers (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Bobby Herrington (20L)

CAN-AM(Sat)

MODIFIED

Billy Decker (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Chris Higgins (20L)

CANANDAIGUA(Sat)

MODIFIED/358

Steve Paine (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Russ Hefti (25L)

STREET STOCK-EX

Mike Welch (15L)

STREET STOCK-NV

Jamie Eldredge (10L)

CAYUGA COUNTY(Sun)

MODIFIED/358

Alan Johnson (35L)

"Empire DIRT Series" on TWC

SPORTSMAN

John Juhl II (20L)

STREET STOCK

Dave Mannise (15L)

CORNWALL(Sun)

358-MODIFIED

Kyle Dingwall (30L)

PRO STOCK

Stephane Lebrun (20L)

DRUMMOND(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Real LaFrance (35L)

EDELWEISS(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Kyle Dingwall (30L)

PRO STOCK

Clayton Benedict (20L)

FROGTOWN(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Jeff Sykes (25L)

PRO STOCK

P.J. Peters (20L)

FULTON(Sat)

MODIFIED

Tim Fuller (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Shane Donath (20L)

PRO STOCK

Pete Stefanski (20L)

GENESEE(Sat)

SPORTSMAN

-off-

PRO STOCK

Brian Kotarski (20L)

GRANBY(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Clement Therrien (30L)

HUMBERSTONE(Sun)

SPORTSMAN

Tom Flannigan (25L)

LEBANON VALLEY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Guy Sheldon (30L)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

LERNERVILLE(Fri)

MODIFIED

Kevin Bolland (25L)

MERRITTVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Fred Carleton (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Anthony Rizzardo (55L)

Lucas Oil Shoot-Out

OHSWEKEN(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Adam Ferri (35L)

Lucas Oil Shoot-Out

SPORTSMAN

-off-

ORANGE COUNTY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Ric Hill (30L)

358-MODIFIED

Brett Hearn (25L)

*700th career fetaure win

SPORTSMAN

Shane Jablonka (20L)

Mike Storms (20L)

*Rain-Delayed from 7/22

PRO STOCK

Bill Pascual (20L)

STREET STOCK-VET

Lee Charnock (15L)

STREET STOCK-AM

Missy Dembek (15L)

RANSOMVILLE(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

SPORTSMAN

Jeff McGinnis (50L)

Lucas Oil Shoot-Out

PRO STOCK

ROLLING WHEELS(Spl)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 4

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

THUNDER ALLEY(Fri)

MODIFIED/358

Pat O'Brien (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Bill Eisele (20L)

TRI-CITY(Sun)

MODIFIED

Rex King (20L)

DIRT NE Weekly Winners 8-13


Cayuga County Fair Speedway – Weedsport, N.Y.

August 13, 2006 – Sun Tire / Westbury Lumber
*Complete race report coming soon!!
“EMPIRE DIRT SERIES” on Time Warner Cable Sports – Round 4
DIRT Modified (35 laps)
1. 14J – Alan Johnson (56th career CCFS win, 2nd of season)
2. 19 – Tim Fuller
3. 8J – Tom Sears Jr.
4. 44S – Matt Sheppard
5. 32T – Gary Tomkins
6. 91 – Billy Decker
7. 77X – Dale Planck
8. 99 – Ryan Phelps
9. 42P – Pat Ward
10. 21 – Derrick Podsiadlo

DIRT Sportsman (20 laps)
1. 19J – John Juhl II (1st career CCFS win)
2. 10 – Tim Currier
3. 19 – Joe Williams Jr.
4. M93 – Mike Entwistle
5. 0 – Russ Hefti
6. 17D – Tom Juhl
7. 22 – Eric VanSkiver
8. 8 – Rob Bellinger
9. 24 – Brandon Sweet
10. 58L – Jim LaRock

DIRT Street Stock (15 laps)
1. 8M – Dave Mannise (9th win of season)
2. 115 – Nick Rizzo
3. 03 – Phil Marsden
4. 6 – Ryan Depew
5. W7 – Jim Wallace

4-Cylinder Enduro (25 laps)
1. 22C – Craig Dingey (4th win of season)
2. 67 – James Werner
3. 72 – Adam Keuer
4. 24 – Karl Werner
5. 13 – Barb Amidon


Paine Adds No. 4 At Canandaigua, Hefti Takes Sportsman Win By .007 Sec.

Canandaigua, NY – August 12, 2006 – By Gary M. Spaid, Canandaigua PR
Waterloo, NY’s Steve Paine returned to Canandaigua Speedway after taking last week off to pursue the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series at Eldora Speedway. His return to the “Land of Legends” proved triumphant as he picked up his fourth DIRT Modified feature of the season. “We’ve been trying a number of different things with this car,” stated Paine in victory lane. “We hit on something as this was a really good car here tonight. We will keep trying to get better.”
In DIRT Sportsman action it was Russ Hefti from Elbridge, NY, taking his second win of the year. His win came as no easy feat as he drove around Scott Schrader on the final circuit of the 25-lap feature, inching out the win by a mere .007 seconds at the finish line. “It was so close I wasn’t sure we had the win,” he commented after he was announced as the race winner. “Scott is a great guy to race with. He’s a clean driver. I had to take the high side and make a bonsai run at him just hoping for the best.”
In Street Stock action, Jamie Eldredge earned his fourth Novice feature win to lead the division win list in 2006. He stated that the Novice Class was an excellent idea and wanted to see the class continue. “This car is for sale if anyone is interested, as I will be helping my son in his efforts next season.” Mike Welch regained the track points lead following his 15-lap Expert feature win over his points rivals. It was Welch’s third win of the season at the speedway.
A special Mid-State Vintage racing program was also presents with feature wins going to Phil Clausen in his 60’s machine, Brad Litzenberger in the 50’s class and Rob Casti in the 70’s class.
The 35-lap DIRT Modified feature went green-to-checkers averaging 83.393 mph. Steve Gray jumped into the early lead and was immediately challenged by Derrick Podsiadlo, who took command of the lead on the second lap. Matt Sheppard had worked his way up to second, but it was Paine who would blast by both of them on lap four to take the lead.
Paine then began to walk away from the rest of the field. A real battle was developing for second between Sheppard and World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Tim McCreadie, who found that the high groove had some bite left in it yet could never complete the pass as Sheppard drifted to the outside wall on the straights and block McCreadie’s efforts to get by for the position.
Paine had built up a 1.6 second advantage by the halfway mark over Sheppard. In mid-pack it was multi-time feature winner Gary Tomkins making the move towards the front. Last week’s feature winner Vic Coffey’s night ended with a blown motor on lap 23. Coffey was able to clear into the pits to keep the race under green. Lapped traffic cooperated as the leaders were able to negotiate it without many problems. By lap 30 Tomkins had caught the lead pack but could not improve his position any further. At the finish line it was Paine with the victory followed by Sheppard, McCreadie, Tomkins, Jeff Brownell Jr. and Todd Burley.
The 25-lap Paine Motorsports DIRT Sportsman feature also ran fairly smoothly as only two brief yellows slowed the race. Tim Currier took the lead at the drop of starter Dave Farney’s green flag and was able to hold back Scott Schrader for just three circuits. On lap four Schrader headed to the top of the speedway and raced side-by-side with Currier for the lead, completing the pass on lap five and never looking back.
A yellow on lap 12 slowed the race when Daryl Hilkert drooped off the pace in turn four with a flat tire. He was able to pit during the yellow and return to the race. On the restart, Hefti made an outside move on Currier to take second and from this point on he kept trying the high line around the track. The yellow flew again on lap 21 when Rob Richmond Jr. spun in the fourth turn. He was forced to pit with a right rear flat tire but was unable to complete the needed repairs in time as the race resumed immediately.
Again, using the high groove, Hefti tried one last slingshot move on Schrader coming off the final turn on the final lap. As they hit the line it was almost too close to call. The results had to be worked out from the on-board transponders scoring system. That system determined that Hefti had inched out Schrader by a mere .007 seconds, hardly visible to the naked eye. Dan Wiesner, Currier and Todd Henderson completed the top-five.
Two Street Stock features resulted in very competitive events. In the 10-lap JSB Graphics Novice main, Eldrdge inherited the lead from Chris Hogan with just two laps remaining when Hogan spun in the second turn. The race started with Tim Burnell hitting the wall on the back stretch yet he rebounded and continued in the event. Up front Hogan had out-dragged both Ryan Depuy and Robert Ingraham to take the lead on the first lap. In the end it was Eldredge with the win followed by Ingraham, Cory Hunt, Ross Lurcock and Kurt Owens.
In the Parts Plus Auto Stores Expert 15-lap four yellow flags slow the race. Nate Peckham brought out the first caution when he spun on the opening lap. Two laps later it was Mike Schultz slamming the front stretch concrete. Mike Minutolo brought out caution number three when he slid high in the fourth turn on lap four. The final yellow flew on lap seven when Nick Rizzo slid off the first turn while running in seventh. The battle for the lead became intense between three cars --- Mike Welch, Blane Smith and Scott Smith. Welch held on for the win followed by Scott Smith, Blane Smith, Leroy Lewis and Frank Burnell.
The Mid-State Vintage cars also ran two competitive features. The 50’s-60’s main included three lead changes and went green to checkers. Pole-sitter Frank Blanchard led the early laps. On lap four it was 50’s driver Brad Litzenberger taking the front spot and keeping it until lap eight when eventual race winner Phil Claussen took the lead. The 70’s opened with a yellow on the very first lap as Richard Appleby looped around in the third turn and a second yellow slowed the restart for debris. James Hilimire lost the lead on the second lap to Ally Amell, however, the very fast Amell was run down by Rob Casti. With just two laps remaining Casti passed Amell for the lead and the feature victory.

LEGEND NOTES: Leroy Lewis (Street Stock) and Loren Lincoln (Sportsman) were chosen as their divisions’ Driver of the Week…a huge crowd was on hand as the Food Bank collected a full truck load of non-perishable food items in the special speedway promotion…There are just four race programs remaining on the 2006 Canandaigua Speedway schedule.
Canandaigua Speedway returns to action Saturday, August 19 with a complete Four Star program of open-wheel DIRT Modified and Sportsman racing plus two divisions of full-fender Street Stocks. Race time is 7 p.m. sharp. The adult general admission ticket price is $10. Further schedule information is available throughout the season by logging into www.canandaiguaspeedway.com or by contacting the DIRT MotorSports NE office at 315/834-6606.

HEP BUILDING SUPPLIES/STAR HEADLIGHT AND LANTERNS NIGHT SUMMARY
DIRT STREET STOCK
HEAT 1: M. Schultz, F. Burnell, B. Smith, L. Lewis, D. Smith, M. Rasbeck.
HEAT 2: N. Peckham, N. Rizzo, M. Minutolo, S. Smith, M. Welch, R. Lloyd.
HEAT 3: T. Burnell, R. Depuy, R. Lurcock, G. LaVare Jr., T. Sweeney.
HEAT 4: J. Eldridge, C. Hogan, R. Ingraham, M. Minutolo Jr., K. Owens.

NOVICE FEATURE (10-laps): JAMIE ELDRIDGE, Robert Ingraham, Cory Hunt, Ross Lurcock, Kurt Owens, Ryan Depuy, George LaVare Jr., Chris Hogan, Ted Sweeney, Tim Burnell, Marc Minutolo, Mike Minutolo Jr., Mike Dandino.

EXPERT FEATURE (15-laps): MIKE WELCH, Scott Smith, Blane Smith, Leroy Lewis, Frank Burnell, Mike Rasbeck, Andy Fisk, Mike Minutolo, Nick Rizzo, Steve Faulkner, Adam Depuy, Billy O’Dell, Jack Stoddard, Robert Lloyd, Nate Peckham, Doug Smith, Mike Schultz, Chris Jacobs (DNS).

MIDSTATE VINTAGE RACERS
50/60 HEAT: P. Claussen, B. Litzenberger, F. Blanchard.
70’s HEAT 1: M. McLaughlin, E. Rohr, D. Rohr.
70’s HEAT 2: A. Amell, R. Appleby, J. Hilimire.
50/60 FEATURE (12-laps): PHIL CLAUSEN (60’s), BRAD LITZENBERGER (50’s), Frank Blanchard, Bill Tierson, Shirley Morden, Gord Wood, Ron Hadden, Leon Litzenberger.
70’S FEATURE (12-laps): ROB CASTI, Ally Amell, Doug Rohr, James Hilimire, Ed Rohr, Lowry Siemens, Mike McLaughlin, Richard Appleby, Paul Vassello, Richard Taggart.

DIRT SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1: T. Currier, R. Hefti, G. Hurlburt, S. Schrader, R. Bussey, M. Chiddy.
HEAT 2: D. Hilkert, T. Henderson, L. Lincoln, E. Giguere, R. Newton, D. Wiesner.
FEATURE (25-laps): RUSS HEFTI, Scott Schrader, Dan Wiesner, Tim Currier, Todd Henderson, Gus Hurlburt, Mark Chiddy, Paul Guererri, Rob Bussey, Eric Giguere, Loren Lincoln, David Allen, Jim Hull, Ricky Newton, Darryl Hilkert, Phil LaVare, Ed Fisher, Rob Richmond Jr., Nick Guererri, Tom Jansch, Kevin Ridley.

DIRT MODIFIED
HEAT 1: S. Paine, T. Burley, D. Podsiadlo, C. Bower, T. McCreadie, C. Brachmann.
HEAT 2: M. Sheppard, V. Coffey, G. Tomkins, C. Donk, B. Tittle, S. Gray.
FEATURE (35-laps): STEVE PAINE, Matt Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Gary Tomkins, Jeff Brownell Jr., Todd Burley, Butch Tittle, Chad Brachmann, Charlie Donk, Steve Gray, Chuck Bower, Derrick Podsiadlo, Dave Rauscher, Mike Ward, Chad Homan, Vic Coffey, Justin Henderson, Don Slover.


Tomkins Scores 2nd Straight Advance Auto Parts Summer Win At Canandaigua

Canandaigua, NY – August 10, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Gary Tomkins continued his torrid pace Thursday night at Canandaigua Speedway, leading all but the initial 17 laps en route to a convincing win in the ‘19th Annual Super Summer Sizzler 100’ Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event. The 100-lap triumph on home soil was the first Advance Auto Parts SDS victory of the season although his eighth at the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval in 15 races. Best of all, Tomkins pocketed the $6,000 winner’s share on Honeoye Auto Parts Night --- the primary sponsor of the no. 1 Bicknell big-block Modified entry that he drove which is owned by Honeoye Auto proprietor Doug Dulen.
“This is the first time I’ve ever won on my sponsor’s night, I usually have a bad finish with everybody in the (VIP) tower,” said Tomkins, 40, who overtook Tim Fuller on lap 41 en route to the tour victory last August at the ‘Land of Legends’ layout. In the recent ’06 edition, the Clifton Springs, N.Y. chauffeur passed Fuller on lap 18 and staved off every challenge made by current AAP Series points leader Alan Johnson to secure the popular win. Fuller finished third ahead of Billy Decker and Bert Hard Charger Brett Hearn, who started 19th in the 30-car field. “After I won last year Doug wanted to sponsor the event next time. I told him that might not be a good idea the way things have gone in the past. But everything went our way and we had another great team effort tonight.”
The night began with all eyes on the team of Alan Johnson, fresh off his tour-high fourth extra-distance victory Monday at Merrittville (Ont.) Speedway behind the wheel of the potent no. 14j NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell entry owned by Jeff Rudalavage and Tony Laughing. Johnson set fast time (18.278 sec.) to earn the Integra Shocks qualifying award, then won the first heat race before drawing third on the grid to start the main event. Tomkins was eighth quickest under the clocks and placed second in his own qualifier to get into the pre-race drew where he grabbed the number starting spot.
With a full moon lurking high over turn three at the east end of the speedway, front-row partner Fuller charged out to take an early advantage with Tomkins in tow followed by Decker, Johnson and one-time track regular Mitch Gibbs, last year’s fourth-place finisher. The leaders reached traffic after a dozen non-stop laps around the smooth half-miler before Ryan Phelps slowed on the back chute to incur the first caution period five circuits later. The biggest wreck of the season took place on the ensuing restart with 11 cars scattered on the front straightaway in the aftermath.
It all began when Pat Ward was turned sideways rounding turn four in anticipation of the next green flag. Canandaigua regular Matt Sheppard and rookie contender Kevin Bates were right behind Ward with Vic Coffey getting turned around just shy of the starter’s stand. Car after car piled in leaving the main chute cluttered with bent up machinery and forcing head flagman Dave Farney to throw a rare red flag. Charlie Donk and Phelps sat tangled together near the infield with Danny Johnson, Justin Haers and Jeff Brownell also involved in the mishap. Clustered up against the front wall sat the cars of Todd Burley, Chuck Bower and Frank Cozze with Hearn wedged under Burley and Nextel Cup driver J.J. Yeley tucked right behind Cozze. It took the track crew nearly 15 minutes to clear the course, following the last laps of the night for Phelps, Donk, Sheppard, Burley and Steve Hulsizer while Hearn, Haers and Brownell continued on.
Just as Tomkins sped past Fuller on lap 18, yet another yellow flag flew, this time for Haers who got tapped from behind between turns one and two and slammed into by Butch Tittle as the pack searched for a way past. It still took two more cautions ---the first after Bates suffered a flat right-rear tire (lap 21) and the second for a slowing Danny Johnson in turn one (lap 24)--- before the drivers could settle down as just 20 cars remained trackside with only a quarter of the race in the record book. With 25 laps scored, Tomkins was chased by Alan Johnson, Decker, 15th-place starter Paine and Fuller.
With green flag laps beginning to click off a rapid pace, Tomkins and Johnson managed to pull away from their closest pursuers while Fuller continued to fade as the race reached the halfway mark. With 50 laps complete, Paine had passed Decker for third while early-race crash victim Brownell harged back through to grab fifth in a hard-fought battle with Gibbs. Fuller, Hearn, Jimmy Phelps and Dale Planck rounded out the top-10 with Coffey, Bobby Varin, Bower and Ward the last cars counted on the lead lap.
The lead duo extended their advantage to nearly a half-track with 40 laps remaining with drivers swapping positions desperately trying to stay in the hunt. Gibbs forced out the fifth and final caution on lap 70 when his right-rear tire flattened in turn four, with the slowdown giving Johnson another shot at overtaking Tomkins in hopes of increasing his all-time win total to 114 in Canandaigua. But Tomkins stayed focused and never missed the mark as he once again took off and left his competition in the dust.
In the final chase for the checkers the top-two remained intact while Paine faded in the latter stages to open the door for Decker to move into the show position and Fuller to regain his front-five status. Fuller was still not content and stole third from Decker with 10 to go while Hearn cracked the top-five with a handful of laps remaining in the century grind. At the line it was Tomkins in the no. 1 Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell mount over Johnson by a full 2.6 seconds with Fuller, Decker and Hearn coming across next. The same five pilots came into the Canandaigua event atop the Advance Auto Parts SDS standings and left putting further distance on the competition with 10 point races remaining to determine the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT titlist for 2006.
“Wow, that was a long race,” said Tomkins, immediately following his 37th career win (6th all-time) at Canandaigua making it an even dozen on the demanding Advance Auto Parts traveling tour. “And the one guy I didn’t want to see behind me was right there all night. I was getting tight in the middle then just ran better at the end, I didn’t realize I had such a big lead until it was over. When you’re out front you can’t watch where everybody else is running so I didn’t know which way was the fastest other than down low in turns three and four was good. I’m the one getting interviewed here but tonight was a great team effort. When all the top teams come in you gotta defend your hometurf and you want to do the best in front of family and friends. And winning on your sponsor’s night, it just doesn’t get much better than this.”
While runner-up Johnson has racked up four tour wins and three fast time awards, DIRT NorthEast’s winningest big-block Modified driver has yet to accomplish both feats in the same night. His latest trip to Canandaigua kept that distinction intact. “My car was probably as good as it gets, I don’t really know what could’ve been done to win tonight,” said Johnson, 48, the only driver to win at least one feature every year since DIRT MotorSports was established in 1976. The Phelps, N.Y. phenom has reached the winner’s circle 340 times including a division-high 11 checkered flags taken this season. “Sometimes you hit the right set-up, sometimes you don’t. Tonight everything felt really good right up until the end, we just came up one spot short which isn’t too bad. In this series you have to be happy with a top-five in any race, there’s so many guys that can win and even more that can make a solid run on any given night.”
Fresh off his flag-to-flag triumph at nationally recognized Eldora Speedway on Aug. 5, defending Mr. DIRT kingpin Fuller was also content with his top-three tally. “Third here is like a win to me, I’m just horrible here all the time,” said Fuller, 38, whose best finish in the ‘Summer Sizzler’ was a third-place in 2002. The Edwards, N.Y wheelman made Canandaigua his Saturday night hangout from 1998-2001 and recorded just a single win during that time. “I don’t really know why we faded in the middle or why we came back at the end. We certainly could’ve done a lot worse, like gotten in that pile of crap on the front in the beginning. We’ve been a lot worse here before so right now I’m pretty happy. Staying consistent all year is the most important and we got that part out of the way here tonight.”

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #15 – Canandaigua Speedway, August 10, 2006 ‘Honeoye Auto Parts/Turner Automotive 19th Annual Super Summer Sizzler 100’ Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 1 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY ($6,000)
2 3 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
3 2 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
4 4 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
5 19 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
6 13 29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY
7 15 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
8 17 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
9 5 73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
10 21 1j Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY
11 7 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
12 12 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
13 11 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
14 27 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
15 29 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
16 24 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
17 25 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
18 6 22g Mitch Gibbs/North Norwich,NY
19 16 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
20 28 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
21 22 44c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
22 20 91y J.J. Yeley/Phoenix,AZ
23 9 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
24 30 14r Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
25 26 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
26 10 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
27 8 62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
28 18 99 Charlie Donk/Macedon,NY
29 23 88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
30 14 99r Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
LAP LEADERS: Fuller (1-17), Tomkins (18-100).
CAUTIONS: 5 for 3 laps; 1 RED FLAG (lap 17).
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Jeff Brownell Jr.

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 18.278 98.479 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 18.280 98.468 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 18.332 98.189 62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
4 18.356 98.061 99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY
5 18.383 97.917 42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA
6 18.409 97.778 73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
7 18.423 97.704 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
8 18.428 97.677 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
9 18.435 97.640 29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY
10 18.442 97.603 22g Mitch Gibbs/North Norwich,NY
11 18.445 97.587 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
12 18.482 97.392 32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY
13 18.492 97.339 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
14 18.552 97.025 99r Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY
15 18.580 96.878 3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY
16 18.634 96.598 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
17 18.650 96.515 88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY
18 18.652 96.504 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
19 18.755 95.974 48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY
20 18.757 95.964 91y J.J. Yeley/Phoenix,AZ
21 18.777 95.862 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
22 18.785 95.821 44c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
23 18.813 95.679 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
24 18.828 95.602 14r Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY
25 18.874 95.369 21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY
26 18.887 95.304 99 Charlie Donk/Macedon,NY
27 18.925 95.112 1j Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY
18.925 95.112 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
29 18.964 94.917 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
30 19.038 94.548 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
31 19.151 93.990 44 Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY
32 19.153 93.980 28p Steve Gray/Rushville,NY
33 19.191 93.794 91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY
34 19.335 93.095 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
35 20.164 89.268 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to feature, top 3 went to re-draw)
#1: A.Johnson, Sheppard, Bates, Brownell, J.Phelps, Hulsizer, Podsiadlo, Homan, Stafford.
#2: Decker, Planck, Gibbs, R.Phelps, Donk, Cozze, D.Johnson, Tittle, Beardsley.
#3: Burley, Ward, Haers, Paine, Hearn, Varin, Rauscher, Isabell, Whaley.
#4: Bower, Tomkins, Fuller, Coffey, Yeley, Sears, Gray, R.Johnson.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Varin, Hulsizer, Rauscher, Isabell, Stafford, Homan, Whaley, Podsiadlo (DNS).
#2: Cozze, D.Johnson, Sears, Tittle, R.Johnson, Gray, Beardsley.

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 10, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,221 0 $45,625 4 10 11 15
2 91 Billy Decker 1,183 (38) $36,725 3 10 12 15
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,175 (46) $32,200 2 11 12 15
4 20 Brett Hearn 1,072 (149) $27,850 2 8 10 15
5 1 Gary Tomkins 1,042 (179) $26,450 1 8 10 15
6 42p Pat Ward 984 (237) $13,650 0 3 10 15
7 27J Danny Johnson 951 (270) $16,950 1 1 9 15
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 929 (292) $14,200 0 3 11 15
9 77x Dale Planck 911 (310) $17,475 1 2 9 14
10 44s Matt Sheppard 887 (334) $11,625 0 1 8 15
11 7x Steve Paine 868 (353) $10,850 0 1 7 15
12 44c Frank Cozze 833 (388) $8,950 0 2 5 15
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 643 (578) $6,125 0 1 2 13
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (702) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 32c Vic Coffey 471 (750) $6,075 0 2 5 8
16 3 Justin Haers 450 (771) $3,700 0 0 2 9
17 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (776) $3,825 0 1 1 9
18 Z Butch Tittle 408 (813) $2,950 0 0 0 10
19 60 Kenny Stafford 337 (884) $2,300 0 0 0 7
20 39 Tim McCreadie 308 (913) $6,950 0 3 4 5
21 6J Joe Isabell 306 (915) $1,875 0 0 0 5
22 42B Kevin Bates 257 (964) $1,550 0 0 0 5
23 42 Jimmy Horton 255 (966) $7,100 1 1 1 4
24 3b Chad Brachmann 242 (979) $2,925 0 1 1 5
25 62 Todd Burley 237 (984) $2,200 0 0 1 4

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – August 10 (35)
Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA Smith Excavating & Paving-Tittle & Sons Motorsports/TEO/Fiehl
1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell/Mastin
1j Bobby Varin/Sharon Springs,NY Jake Spraker Used Cars & Trucks/Bicknell/JPM
3 Justin Haers/Phelps,NY Phelps Cement Products-SMV Motorsports-Jeff Jolly Masonry/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/Bicknell/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M Roofers/TEO/Finger Lakes
8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY JIR Motorsports-Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal,Inc./TEO/Morrison
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell/Morrison
14r Ronnie Johnson/Duanesburg,NY Chet's Floor Covering-Finish Line Welding/TEO/Dan Bedell
18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY Town Mechanical,Inc-American Aluminum(Fla)/Troyer/Moshier
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsports-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger-WLR/TEO/Enders
21 Derrick Podsiadlo/Penn Yan,NY Penn Yan Mini Storage-Dailey Plumbing, Heating & Electric/TEO/Finger Lakes
22g Mitch Gibbs/North Norwich,NY Cossitt Concrete-Kenyon Press-Kenyon Racing/Bicknell/Enders
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
28p Steve Gray/Rushville,NY Proctor Roofing-Payne's Tiltbed Service/TEO/Mastin
29b Jeff Brownell,Jr./Waterloo,NY Advanced Lubrication Specialties/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
32c Vic Coffey/Leicester,NY Sweeteners Plus-CME,Inc./Bicknell/C.C. Performance/Finger Lakes
42b Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel,PA Blaise & Son Racing-The Ulster 4-Locklin's Bottled Gas/Bicknell/Bedell & Murray
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Shannon Whaley/Pavilion,NY Davis Trailer World-D&M Precision/Bicknell/Mastin
44c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto Parts-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/FingerLakes
48too Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY Magee Transportation Services-Monadnock Disposal Service/Bicknell/Morrison
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY Mullen Industrial Handling Corp.-Trackman Replacement Rubber/Bicknell/JanCen
73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
88 Steve Hulsizer/Bridgeport,NY Thompson Road Tavern-Chicken Shack/Troyer/Enders
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
91h Chad Homan/Macedon,NY DigTrack.com-Bytronics,Inc.-Transitions Landscape & Design/Bicknell/Campbell
91y J.J. Yeley/Phoenix,AZ Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen
99 Charlie Donk/Macedon,NY Original Pizza Logs-Turner Automotive-Ron Donk Excavating/TEO/Mastin
99b Chuck Bower/Lansing,NY Beyea Custom Headers-Ingles Performance Ski-Doo/Bicknell/Finger Lakes
99r Ryan Phelps/Fulton,NY Big Red Towing-Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell/Enders

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Fairgrounds Firsts: Of the 35 teams signed up for Canandaigua’s Summer Sizzler, five first-time entries helped fill the star-studded roster including Nextel Cup driver J.J. Yeley, Fonda Speedway regular Bobby Varin and weekly Ontario County runners Charlie Donk, Jeff Brownell Jr. and Steve Gray. Brownell (6th) was the highest finisher and earned the guaranteed starting berth for the Eckerd 200 during Super DIRT Week in October. Varin placed 10th down one lap, Yeley finished 22nd in Billy Decker’s team car and Donk (28th) got caught up in the lap 17 frontstretch wreck that required a rear red flag situation. Gray was the only driver not to qualify from that group.
Yeley Fits Into ‘Legends’ Field: Exactly one year ago Nextel Cup driver J.J. Yeley competed in his first Advance Auto Parts SDS races at Canandaigua. Last August he teamed with Waterloo chauffeur Dave Rauscher and last night he was a teammate of Series veteran Billy Decker in a LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium International/Bicknell entry --- the same car that Decker finished second in at Eldora Speedway’s tour event on Aug. 5. “I remember last year really well … we crashed in the heat, won a consi and got up to ninth in the feature before getting a flat,” reminisced Yeley before buckling into John Wight’s ride for the first time on Thursday. “After we lost two laps in the pits we ended up out of the top-20 so we’re looking forward to taking another shot at it with John’s car.” The Canandaigua show marked Yeley’s fifth-ever appearance in a DIRT Modified. The former USAC champion and current Cup contender from Phoenix, Ariz set 20th fastest time (14th in ’05) at Canandaigua before finishing 22nd (21st n ’05) in the #91 Gypsum ride. The latest deal came together just the Wednesday evening before when Yeley’s agent contacted DIRT NE Marketing Director Cory Reed at the Weedsport office and said he was available. Reed in turn phoned car owner John Wight and the pair met for the first time prior to practice on Thursday. “We don’t race The Glen until tomorrow so I had two choices, play golf or race a big-block Modified so here I am,” said Yeley, who ran the Syracuse Mile during Super DIRT Week on two occasions while running a small-block at Rolling Wheels Raceway prior to his latest trip to Canandaigua. Yeley also won the ‘Salt City 100’ USAC Silver Crown Championship at the NYS Fairgrounds in both 2002 and ’03. “I love running dirt tracks, that’s where I came from. If I could I’d probably run a lot more but NASCAR keeps us guys pretty busy most of the year.”
No Paine, No Gain: Steve Paine entered the Super DIRT Series showdown at Canandaigua hoping to improve on his 27th-place finish from a year ago. The six-time defending track points champion was also looking for his first tour win of the season at the same place he claimed five previous Advance Auto Parts SDS victories. “We’ll be alright if we don’t get fenced like last year,” recalled Paine, whose last 100-lap tour triumph at the ‘Land of Legends’ came in 2003. “Some people say when the tour comes into town the regulars have a home track disadvantage. The track crew goes out and changes the race surface when the big show is in town. That’s not the case at Canandaigua, its usually pretty consistent and you know what to expect.” Holding high expectation at his home track, Paine got as high as third from his 15th starting slot before dropping to seventh at the stripe.
Gray Days Ahead: The last time Steve Gray competed in an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event he raced among the leaders, finishing third in Rolling Wheels Raceway’s 2002 Fourth of July special sandwiched between winner Brett Hearn, runner-up Billy Decker and the brothers Johnson, Alan (4th) and Danny (5th). For the past eight weeks the Rushville, N.Y. driver has been steering the no. 28p Proctor Roofing-Payne’s Tiltbed Service/TEO car as driver/owner Eldon Payne Jr. recovers from an injury. “Its been a struggle having problems with the set-up and then blowing up the motor a couple weeks ago,” said Gray, whose best finish this season at Canandaigua is seventh-place. “Finding the right combination is what its all about. But when Eldon comes back in a couple weeks everything will be up in the air again. There’s a second car but nothing’s concrete, I just don’t have the right finances to put together my own team. My future is definitely uncertain right now, I just may be looking for a new ride before the season comes to an end.”
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire Canandaigua show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway (315/668-6906) Pat Ward / 12noon-2:00pm 8379 Thompson Road – Cicero, NY
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Next Events: Top teams traveling the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series take a week off from mid-week competition before the tour returns to New Egypt (NJ) Speedway on Aug. 16 and then closes out the month at Brewerton (NY) Speedway with another century grind on Aug. 30. Each 100-lapper pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway BILLY DECKER
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 100 Autodrome Drummond BRETT HEARN
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway BILLY DECKER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway TIM FULLER
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway GARY TOMKINS
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway New Egypt,NJ
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


Final 2006 DIRT Driving Experience Available At Cayuga County On August 21

Weedsport, NY – August 10, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
As the summer draws to a close on the Central New York racing circuit, DIRT MotorSports NorthEast officials will be offering their popular 'DIRT Driving Experience' for the final time in 2006. Applications are now being accepted at One Speedway Drive in Weedsport, N.Y. for the unique program on Mon., Aug. 21 that will offer interested individuals the chance to get behind the wheel on the track. DIRT MotorSports will give race fans the best seat in the house as it provides the "ride of a lifetime," according to past participants. Cayuga County Fair Speedway is once again the host site and the start time is 4 p.m.
The DIRT Driving Experience allows the grandstand spectator an opportunity to suit up and get behind the wheel of a real DIRT Modified race car to feel the thrill of sliding through banked turns sideways and accelerating down the straightaways. These DIRT cars are not a cheap imitation. They are the same breed that competes weekly at the local tracks around the DIRT circuit, each fully equipped with a 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet race engine, clad with four Hoosier Racing Tires, plus all the extras found on a mighty modified each and every weekend throughout the season.
The Ride-A-Long experience affords the thrill of riding in a special Ferris two-seater DIRT Modified, with a veteran open-wheel driver taking the passenger for a ride of their life. The cost of this five-lap quick fix trip is just $50.00.
A 'basic' driving experience remains geared toward the avid fan who always wanted to get behind the wheel of a race car and find out what it's like to go around the track. Participants will be instructed by a veteran Modified driver, from the familiarization of the car's components and controls to the racing surface where the instructor will then pace the driver through the turns and down the straights. This basic experience is available for $299.00 with a thoroughbred DIRT Modified used in three separate 10-lap (or 2 15-lap) segments, with specific questions answered and pointers given during the intermission(s).
Although designed primarily for individuals, the DIRT Driving Experience is also a popular marketing tool in the business community. Special introductory programs have been created specifically to entertain VIP clients, customers and account representatives as well as give further incentives and recognition to valued company employees. Provided for all class participants during the single-day events are DIRT-approved fire-proof racing suits and racing helmets.
For further schedule information or to reserve a front row seat in the final 2006 DIRT Driving Experience at CCFS, please contact program coordinator Cory Reed. By phone (315/834-6606 ext. 27), fax (315/834-9734) or e-mail (creed@dirtmotorsports.com), you're on the right track for the experience of a lifetime!


Yeley To Compete Thursday At Canandaigua In Advance Auto Parts Series

Canandaigua, NY – August 9, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
SPEED cameras will be following Nextel Cup driver J.J. Yeley to Canandaigua Speedway on Thursday, Aug. 10 as he contends for a starting berth in the 19th Annual Summer Sizzler Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown scheduled that same evening. Highlights of the Honeoye Auto Parts/Turner Automotive-backed big-block Modified event will be included in next Monday's episode of “7 Days” on SPEED beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST. With nearby Watkins Glen hosting its popular Nextel Cup event on Sunday, the SPEED crew is following Yeley around this week and the Canandaigua show is a major part of his racing activity.
Already experiencing a handful of events behind the wheel of big-block DIRT Modified during his motorsports career, Yeley will be piloting an LJL Racing Gypsum Express entry for car owner John Wight at the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval. DIRT veterans Billy Decker and Pat Ward drive regularly for Wight and will have their own red Bicknell machines flanking Yeley upon his ‘Land of Legends’ arrival.
Canandaigua pit gates unlock Thursday at 3 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 4 o’clock. A special chicken barbecue will be served from 4-6 p.m. in the pavilion behind the concession area which is open to the public and race teams, including visits by DIRT NorthEast’s Top-12 contracted drivers. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. with big-block Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials to follow at 6:45 p.m. and the first BRP LM qualifying heat staged at immediately after. 'Live' CyberSeries internet coverage through www.dirtvision.com is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30pm, EST. Adult general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Yeley ran four Nextel Cup races late last season and completed them all with a best finish of 25th-place at Dover, Del. in September steering the Joe Gibbs racing no. 18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet which was vacated by Bobby Labonte. 2006 officially marks his rookie Cup season and he stands 26th in points with a best finish of eight recorded at California Speedway in the Auto Club 500. The Phoenix, Ariz. pilot twice drove the Thum Racing no. 12T TEO car in the prestigious Eckerd 200 during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, finishing 30th in 2002 and following up in ’03 with a 15th-place tally.
Yeley qualified for the 1998 Indianapolis 500 where he finished ninth in the 33-car field. A two-time winner (2002-03) of the Salt City 100 on the Syracuse Mile, he also captured both the USAC Sprint Car and Silver Crown division championships in 2002 and by ’03 had over 20 USAC victories to his credit.
Alan Johnson leads the Advance Auto Parts SDS point standings, scoring four victories in the opening 14 events. Runner-up Billy Decker has been nearly as effective, capturing three checkered flags while trailing ‘A.J. Slideways’ by 28 points heading to Canandaigua. Reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller is nine more points back in third. Brett Hearn is fourth in the standings and current leader Gary Tomkins ranks fifth. Although winless on the traveling tour, defending Canandaigua tour winner Tomkins has posted a track-best seven big-block wins in 14 races held in 2006 at the popular Routes 5& 20 facility.
Canandaigua Speedway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 from the west or Exit 44 from the east. Additional information can be obtained by calling 585/394-0961 on raceday or during the week by dialing General Manager Jeff Farney (jefffarney@hotmail.com) at the track office 315/730-4345. Log into www.canandaiguaspeedway.com on the internet any time for the most updated rosters, results, point standings and race reports throughout the 2006 season.


ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES: ADVANCE NOTICES

Weedsport, NY - August 8, 2006 - By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
WHAT
The 2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series makes its first visit of the season to Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway on August 10 with $6,000 up for grabs to the winner of the 19th Super Summer Sizzler 100 Championship presented by Honeoye Auto Parts and Turner Automotive.
WHERE
Canandaigua Speedway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway.
WHEN
Pit Gates unlock on Thursday at 3 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 4 o’clock. A special chicken barbecue will be served from 4-6 p.m. in the pavilion behind the concession area which is open to the public and race teams, including visits by DIRT NorthEast’s Top-12 contracted drivers. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. with big-block Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials to follow at 6:45 p.m. and the first divisional qualifying heat staged immediately after.
TICKETS
Adult general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free. The Pit Pass fee is $25 for DIRT members and $30 for non-members. For more information, please contact the track office at 315/730-4345 or 585/394-0961 on raceday. General Admission tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate on race day.
WEB SITES
DIRT MotorSports™ is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com
Canandaigua is at http://www.canandaiguaspeedway.com.
Dirtvision.com™ Cybercast is at http://www.dirtvision.com.
All remain accessible 24-hours daily.
ABOUT THE TRACK
Canandaigua is a fast half-mile clay oval. Billy Decker established the single lap record in this same Advance Auto Parts SDS event last summer when he circled the track in 17.540 seconds (102.623 mph) on Aug. 11, 2005. Gary Tomkins is the current points leader while six-time defending Canandaigua season champion Steve Paine runs second only three points behind. Alan Johnson remains Canandaigua's all-time win leader with 113 DIRT big-block Modified feature victories scored since 1975. Three members on DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s current list of contracted drivers ---Tomkins, Paine and Matt Sheppard--- call Canandaigua home on Saturdays, retaining its reputation as one of the most competitive tracks on the entire DIRT circuit. Tomkins (7), Paine (3), Vic Coffey (3) and Charlie Donk are the lone big-block feature winners to date.
PREVIOUS WINNERS
Canandaigua Speedway has staged 35 events in the modern-day Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. Including Rolling Wheels Raceway and the New York State Fairgrounds, only five of the 42 host tracks have run more SDS races since the tour started in 1980. Past winners at Canandaigua include Lou Lazzaro (1980), Mike McLaughlin (1980), Jack Johnson (1981, 1987), Will Cagle (1981), Alan Johnson (1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2002-2), Don McGinnis (1983), Steve Paine (1985, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003), Danny Johnson (1986, 1989-2, 1991, 1995), Bob McCreadie (1990-2, 1993-2, 1994), Brett Hearn (1991, 2004), Kenny Tremont (1992), Joe Plazek (1997), Billy Decker (1998), Tim McCreadie (2003) and defending champion Gary Tomkins (2005).

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES
Canandaigua Speedway (35 Evts)
DATE FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - FOURTH - FIFTH
8/11/05 Gary Tomkins - Matt Sheppard - Brett Hearn - Mitch Gibbs-Tim McCreadie
9/26/04 Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont - Billy Decker - Steve Paine - Pat Ward
8/12/04 -RAIN-
9/25/03 Steve Paine - Gary Tomkins - Tim McCreadie - Tim Fuller - Chuck Bower
8/6/03 Tim McCreadie - Brett Hearn - Alan Johnson - Vic Coffey - Billy Decker
9/14/02 Alan Johnson - Bob McCreadie -Chuck Bower-Bobby Varin-Chuck Hebing
8/7/02 Alan Johnson - Brett Hearn - Tim Fuller - Steve Paine - Gary Tomkins
8/9/01 Steve Paine - Brett Hearn - Tim McCreadie - Tim Fuller - Charlie Donk
6/28/00 Steve Paine-Alan Johnson-Danny Johnson-Gary Tomkins-Tim McCreadie
9/1/99 Steve Paine - Billy Decker - Bob McCreadie-Tim McCreadie-Alan Johnson
8/20/98 Billy Decker - Pat Ward - Bob McCreadie - Brett Hearn - Kenny Tremont
7/31/97 Joe Plazek - Billy Decker - Jack Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Jimmy Horton
8/29/96 Alan Johnson-Doug Hoffman-Danny Johnson-Joe Plazek-Kenny Tremont
7/26/95 Danny Johnson - Joe Plazek - Bob McCreadie - Pat Ward - Tim Fuller
8/10/94 Bob McCreadie - Alan Johnson - Joe Plazek-Danny Johnson-Steve Paine
9/11/93 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Joe Plazek-Steve Paine-Kenny Tremont
8/11/93 Bob McCreadie - Doug Hoffman - Alan Johnson - Pat Ward - Ricky Elliott
9/12/92 Alan Johnson-Jeff Heotzler-Danny Johnson-Kenny Tremont-Jack Johnson
8/11/92 Kenny Tremont - Ricky Elliott - Alan Johnson - Mitch Gibbs - Brett Hearn
9/22/91 Brett Hearn - Bob McCreadie - Kevin Collins-Alan Johnson-Doug Hoffman
8/13/91 Danny Johnson - Jack Johnson - Steve Paine-Steve Schultz-Jeff Heotzler
9/8/90 Bob McCreadie-Joe Plazek-Kenny Tremont -Robbie Green-Greg Gleisner
7/18/90 Bob McCreadie - Frank Cozze - Steve Paine - Charlie Donk - Curt VanPelt
9/9/89 Danny Johnson-Doug Hoffman-Alan Johnson-Bob McCreadie-K.Brightbill
7/31/89 Danny Johnson-Bob McCreadie-Frank Cozze-Ken Brightbill-Alan Johnson
9/10/88 Alan Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Mark Elsie - Curt VanPelt - Pat Ward
10/17/87 Jack Johnson - Bob McCreadie - Alan Johnson - Jimmy Horton-Lin Hough
9/6/86 Danny Johnson-Alan Johnson-Charlie Rudolph-Jack Johnson-K Tremont
9/7/85 Steve Paine-Bob McCreadie-Charlie Rudolph-Jack Johnson-Ken Tremont
9/8/84 Alan Johnson - Jack Johnson - Charlie Rudolph - Brett Hearn - Dave Lape
9/17/83 Don McGinnis-Bob McCreadie-Merv Treichler-Charlie Castle-Ken Tremont
9/11/82 Alan Johnson - Dave Lape - Will Cagle - Bob McCreadie - Jeff Kappesser
9/19/81 Will Cagle - Merv Treichler - Alan Johnson - Davey Moore-Danny Johnson
8/19/81 Jack Johnson - Danny Johnson - Darrell Welty - Davey Moore - Gary Iulg
9/6/80 Mike McLaughlin - Will Cagle - Jack Johnson - Chuck Akulis - Dave Lape
7/23/80 Lou Lazzaro-Davey Moore -Alan Johnson-Mike McLaughlin-Jack Johnson

Qualifying races with guaranteed Super DIRT Week starting berths up for grabs held prior to 1980 were captured by Frank Cozze (1979) and Alan Johnson (1978) while 50-lap non-point specials offering preferred starter status for the big event in Syracuse in October were run in 1976 (Johnson) and 1977 (Will Cagle). 1978 also marked the first points race scheduled at Canandaigua in the original SDS and since that time the Ontario Co. Fairgrounds has become a significant stop for the DIRT big-block Modifieds on this nationally recognized trail. Also winning Syracuse qualifiers with points not awarded towards the overall Mr. DIRT Championship were Dave Lape (1982, 1983), Alan Johnson (1984), Plazek (1985), Charlie Rudolph (1986, 1988) and Doug Hoffman (1987).
TRACK HISTORY
Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Canandaigua Speedway stands as one of the most revered ovals on the entire DIRT MotorSports NorthEast circuit. The popular half-miler has been in existence for a half-century, with 2006 marking the 30th season of stock car racing under the DIRT banner. First opening on Memorial Day in 1953, the "Fastlands of the Finger Lakes" gained instant notoriety with current DIRT Hall of Famers Dutch Hoag and Elmer Musclow turning it into a weekend home. Western New York standouts Billy Rafter, Kenny Meahl and Ed Ortiz as well as eastern invaders Pete Corey, Billy Wimble and Lou Lazzaro soon followed in victory lane, further showcasing some of the best sportsman talent in the Northeast. Future national modified champion Jerry Cook captured the 1964 Canandaigua Speedlands' points crown before the track temporarily closed. New management surfaced in 1972 and a second promoter in three years gave way to still more uncertainty. DIRT founder Glenn Donnelly took control of the Ontario County Fairgrounds' speedplant in 1977 and offered instant stablility. He remained there until the end of 2004 when the organization was acquired by Oklahoma-based Boundless Motor Sports Racing, today officially recognized as DIRT MotorSports, Inc. Names like Will Cagle, Merv Treichler, Mike McLaughlin, Alan and Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Steve Paine, Canadian Joe Plazek and Billy Decker soon made the headlines, once and for all establishing the facility as the "Land of Legends" for generations to come. Currently some of the nation's top short-track stars can be found in Canandaigua every Saturday night throughout the summer months. The premier DIRT Modifieds are joined weekly by open-wheel Sportsman and full-fender Street Stock divisions. Traditional headline big-block events, including the upcoming Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series showdown, are accompanied in 2006 by a Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series touring race plus a wide variety of winged Sprint Car specials.

NEWS & NOTES
Mr. DIRT Title On The Line: In 2006 the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Champion will be determined by adding a driver's best five (5) feature race finishes (through Labor Day) from a designated home track to the points earned in Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series events. With many drivers accustomed to competing at multiple tracks on a regular basis, only the best finishes at one track are counted. The 31st Mr. DIRT Championship run will be contested at 19 tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio, along with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-seven scheduled tour events will carry valuable points counting directly towards the coveted title, with the champion crowned after eight months of ground-pounding short-track activity.
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The current list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvanian Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Fast Timers Earn Integra Shocks Award: In a joint agreement made between Integra Shocks and DIRT MotorSports NorthEast, Integra Shocks will play an active role in point fund sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series during the 2006 race season. The fast driver during Advance Auto Parts SDS qualifying will earn the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' and the driver winning the most Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the season will collect a bonus set of four Integra Shocks ($1,000 value) at the DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Banquet in November. The Advance Auto Parts Series has recognized fast time trialers since 1983, with 1999 marking the first year the awards program included every tour event scheduled during the year. All-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn is also a leader when it comes to speed, earning a series-best total of 34 Integra Shocks Fast Time awards during the past 20 years.
Drivers will continue to draw for time trial order and the 'Integra Shocks Fast Time Award' winner will collect $100 and 5 bonus points as well as pole-position in the first qualifying heat. A heads-up format based on time trial results will be used to determine the starting order for each qualifying race, with the top three finishers earning additional bonus points as follows: 1st-5 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-1 pt. A driver may earn only a maximum of 5 points in preliminary events even if the fast timer is also a heat race winner.
2006 Feature Win Leaders: Heading into the mid-week show at Canandaigua, 25 tracks have hosted DIRT-sanctioned big-block Modified races with 47 drivers scoring victories in the 124 features run. Current SDS points leader Alan Johnson sits at the top with 11 triumphs while reigning Mr. DIRT Champion Tim Fuller is one back with 10 followed by all-time Advance Auto Parts Series race winner Brett Hearn and Tri-City (Pa.) record-setter Kevin Bolland with nine wins each. Defending Syracuse Eckerd 200 champion Billy Decker (8), past Mr. DIRT champ Gary Tomkins (7), Pat O’Brien (7) and Western Pa./Ohio standout Rex King (6) are followed by Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Vic Coffey and Frankie Caprara who own four wins apiece.
Three-time winners are Steve Paine, Danny Johnson, Kenny Tremont, Andy Bachetti and Brian Swartzlander while Dale Planck, Justin Haers, Jimmy Horton, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Murdick and Tom Winkle are the only other drivers to repeat. Tour regular Jimmy Phelps has reached victory lane once so far at Fulton (NY) Speedway, although the Team Troyer driver remains in search of his first-ever Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series win after setting fast time on three occasions last season.
Super Series Stats: Since the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series debut in 1980, 43 tracks have staged 550 extra-distance events. Along with Hearn's DIRT-best 483 (323 big-block/160 small-block) Modified wins registered at more than 30 tracks throughout the Northeast, the 'Jet' has flown to the top on the all-time Advance Auto Parts (89) Super DIRT Series win chart, with a division-best 62 extra-distance triumphs coming in Mr. DIRT 358-Modified Series competition. Hearn has recorded a pair of Advance Auto Parts SDS victories at Canandaigua while Alan Johnson tops the career tour win list with seven followed by Bob McCreadie, Danny Johnson and Steve Paine each with five extra-distance triumphs.

All-Time Advance Auto Parts SDS Win Leaders: 1980-Aug. 7, 2006
WINS DRIVER FIRST WIN LAST WIN
89 Brett Hearn Lebanon Valley, 7/15/81 Drummond, 7/10/06
60 Danny Johnson Fonda, 9/25/82 Cayuga County, 5/28/06
51 Bob McCreadie Ransomville, 9/10/82 Rolling Wheels, 9/4/00
43 Alan Johnson Ransomville, 6/27/80 Merrittville, 8/7/06
35 Billy Decker Lebanon Valley, 9/18/88 Orange County, 7/13/06
28 Jack Johnson Cayuga County, 7/16/80 Orange County, 6/14/01
26 Doug Hoffman Orange County, 10/25/87 Lowe's, 4/6/02
26 Steve Paine Canandaigua, 9/7/85 Canandaigua, 9/25/03
18 Tim McCreadie Rolling Wheels, 9/26/99 Drummond, 8/23/04
16 Jimmy Horton Lebanon Valley, 7/8/80 Susquehanna, 6/15/06
13 Kenny Tremont Lebanon Valley, 7/9/92 Lebanon Valley, 7/7/05
13 Tim Fuller Rolling Wheels, 9/21/03 Eldora, 8/5/06
11 Gary Tomkins Hagerstown, 3/30/02 Rolling Wheels, 9/18/05
9 Kenny Brightbill Fonda, 10/18/87 Bridgeport, 6/19/97
7 Billy Pauch Flemington, 7/27/89 New Egypt, 6/22/05

Mr. DIRT Champions Find Home In Canandaigua: If you are among the select group of drivers able to capture the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship, there's a good chance you were once a Saturday night regular at Canandaigua Speedway. To date, 12 of the 30 Mr. DIRT Modified titles have been claimed by drivers competing at Canandaigua that same season with a half-dozen more secured by former track regulars. Starting with Will Cagle (1978, 1979), the list of open-wheel all-stars calling the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval home includes Alan Johnson (1981, 1983), Charlie Rudolph (1986), Danny Johnson (1989, 1999), Bob McCreadie (1994, 1995), Billy Decker (1998), Steve Paine (2000) and 2004 points king Gary Tomkins. Cagle also earned the inaugural Mr. DIRT title in 1976, one year before Canandaigua was officially DIRT-sanctioned. Alan Johnson garnered championships in 2002 and '03 despite competing in the small-block division at Fulton Speedway on Saturdays while younger brother Danny Johnson was named Mr. DIRT in 1992 and '97 after competing those two seasons at Orange County Fair Speedway. Currently a Fulton big-block regular, reigning Mr. DIRT points king Tim Fuller made Canandaigua his Saturday night hangout from 1998-2001. On eight occasions the Canandaigua points champion ---Cagle (1978-79), Alan Johnson (1983), McCreadie (1994-95), Decker (1998), Danny Johnson (1999) and Paine (2000)--- earned the DIRT MotorSport NE organization's highest honor bestowed in the Modified ranks. At Canandaigua, Alan Johnson finished second in '81 points, Rudolph placed third in '86 and Tomkins ended up third in the summer of ’04 when each earned Mr. DIRT accolades.
2005 Race Review: Gary Tomkins reached the pinnacle of DIRT Modified racing in 2004 when he captured the prestigious overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship. Last August Tomkins added another career highlight after scoring his first Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series victory on his home turf, Canandaigua Speedway. After drawing the pole, Tim Fuller opened up a commanding lead from the outset as his closest challengers jockeyed for position dicing back and forth both high and low. Starting eighth on the grid, Tomkins showed his hand early as he maneuvered into fourth by lap 11 while row four partner Tim McCreadie followed suit and cracked the top-five soonafter. Tomkins shadowed Fuller for a dozen circuits and forged the final lead change as he swept around Fuller as the duo rounded to turn four to complete lap 41. With the field back under control as it reached the halfway mark, Tomkins paced the group of open-wheel all-stars that suddenly featured Brett Hearn in second ahead of a fading Fuller, Matt Sheppard and McCreadie. With 30 laps remaining, Southern Tier invader Mitch Gibbs was the man on the move as he pulled into sixth. The final yellow flag waved in response to Alan Johnson slowing in the borrowed no. 48jr. Fox's Auto car of Darryl Ruggles. Non-stop green light action during the final 15-mile stretch kept the outcome uncertain as two racing grooves, a host of lapped cars and ever-changing track conditions brought excitement in every turn. After Sheppard ducked low on Hearn in turns three and four to complete lap 71, Gibbs’ methodical move to the front offered the only other change among the leaders. The threesome of McCreadie, Fuller and Gibbs remained intact until Gibbs cracked the top-five past Fuller on lap 80. Six more times around and Gibbs was able to slip under McCreadie for the final exchange up front. Under the checkered flag Tomkins scored a 10 car-length victory while 'Super Matt' edged the 'Corporate Jet' by inches as the pair crossed the line side by side in the bid for second. Gibbs held on for fourth while McCreadie staved off a last lap pass by SDS points leader Fuller to take home fifth-place money.
Tomkins On Defense: Entering the Advance Auto SDS showdown on Aug. 10, Canandaigua has staged 14 DIRT big-block feature races and track points leader Gary Tomkins has won half of those Modified main events. However, the 2004 Mr. DIRT Champion from Clifton Springs, N.Y. is yet to visit victory lane in tour competition this season although seven top-five finishes have put him fifth in Series points coming into his home track stand.“There’s definitely a lot riding on the Canandaigua race,” admitted Tomkins, 40, whose seven wins this year bring his all-time total at the Ontario Co. Fairgrounds to 36 since taking his first checkered flag in 1992. ‘Land of Legends’ standouts Alan Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Steve Paine, Danny Johnson and Will Cagle are all that stand above him. “My car owner (Doug Dulen, Honeoye Auto Parts) is sponsoring the night and I won it last year. It’s our home track, we’re ahead in points and have the most wins. It’s obvious there’s more pressure coming in we’re our expectations are pretty high for a top finish. The track has been excellent all year with two grooves every race. But it seems we’ve been either real good or real bad while guys like Steve (Paine) and Todd (Burley) run more consistent from week to week. Hopefully, Thursday is our time to shine. Coming away with a win would be our first of the year and could help set is in the right direction for the rest of the season.”
Johnson Tightens Belt: Although Rochester, N.Y. native Danny Johnson has not been a regular runner at Canandaigua Speedway since 2001 (3rd in points), he’s back in familiar territory not only in his return to the historic Ontario County oval but with a Troyer chassis fitting him to a ‘T.’ Less than three weeks ago, Johnson departed ways with season-long car owner Jeff Isabell and his JIR Motorsports stable of Bicknells and TEOs before teaming up with Dave Thompson to field the trusty Quality Concrete-backed Troyer machines for the remainder of the season. “I always kept my eyes and ears open since the season started and when this opportunity came along Jeff gave me his blessing to give it a try,” said Johnson, 46, who ranks fourth on DIRT NorthEast’s all-time big-block feature win list with 282 victories and 65 of them have been logged in Canandaigua. “My goal back then was to get to the podium at the end of the season and Jeff still wants me to do good. I’d like to have him with me if I do make it that far since he gave me the first chance awhile back. With Jeff there was just too much going on with too many cars. I don’t have to worry about anybody else with this new deal and Dave is putting all his eggs in my basket. I don’t really know how its all gonna work out, you never really do in this business, but I’m happy with the car and looking forward to getting it the way I like it.” Johnson reached victory lane for the first time with his new ride last Sunday (Aug. 6) at Tri-City Speedway in Western Pa. He is seventh on the current AAP Series points chart with his lone top-five a victory in the DIRT Hall of Fame Classic staged at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in May.
Time Trials Introduced: Time trials have played a major role in qualifying for every Advance Auto Parts SDS events since the new millennium arrived. In 1999, Canandaigua Speedway was actually the first track to incorporate the experimental time trial qualifying procedure using the technologically advanced AMB i.t. system that is viewed as common place today.

INTEGRA SHOCKS
DATE FAST QUALIFIER TIME AVE. SPEED
8/11/05 Billy Decker *17.540 sec. 102.623 mph
9/26/04 Steve Paine 20.650 sec. 87.167 mph
8/12/04 -RAIN-
9/13/03 Billy Decker 17.852 sec. 100.829 mph
8/6/03 Brett Hearn 17.985 sec. 100.083 mph
9/14/02 Billy Decker 18.558 sec. 96.993 mph
8/7/02 Tim McCreadie 18.850 sec. 95.491 mph
8/9/01 Tim McCreadie 18.247 sec. 98.646 mph
6/28/00 Steve Paine 18.054 sec. 99.701 mph
9/1/99 Steve Paine 18.587 sec. 96.842 mph

Legends “LIVE”: If fans can’t make the trip to wine country they can enjoy LIVE coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #15 from Canandaigua. Host Shane Andrews begins by reporting on every lap from Integra Shocks Time Trials to victory lane on Thursday, August 10 starting at 7:30pm ET. The LIVE audio/video broadcast on the Dirt Radio Network and Dirtvision.com is free to enjoy. Enhanced features to the Dirt Radio Network broadcast including online text chat and updated results are another advantage that ALL Registered users can enjoy for FREE for the remainder of March.
DIRTVision.com is celebrating its third year of providing fans, media, teams, promoters and sponsors with access to live and on-demand cybercasts of many DIRT MotorSports-sanctioned events. In 2006 the DIRTVision schedule will include more than 100 live and on-demand cybercasts including select World of Outlaws Sprint Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series, plus UMP and MARS events. 2006 Season Subscriptions are available now (August – September) for just $29.99 or on a month-to-month basis for $9.99.
Unfamiliar with the LIVE DIRT Radio Network broadcasts? Log on to Dirtvision.com and click the “Help/FAQ” menu for tips and common issues that some users may experience. Make sure to register well in advance of the next show to help troubleshoot any problems that may be encountered. Basic tools will be a Dirtvision.com account, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9; all of which are FREE.
The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Brett Hearn led off the Eckerd activity in Kittanning, Pa. on Wednesday, June 14th as the first 90 fans arriving at the store received a free ticket to the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Race at Lernerville Speedway scheduled for later that same day. Eckerd, America’s Family Pharmacy, has been a sponsor of DIRT MotorSports racing and the Eckerd 200 race at Super DIRT Week since 1997. Eckerd kicked off its 2006 season with promotions in the Carolinas and sponsorship of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt track @ Lowes Motor Speedway on May 24. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

Upcoming Event: Top teams traveling the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series take a week off from mid-week competition before the tour returns to New Egypt (NJ) Speedway on Aug. 16 and then closes out the month at Brewerton (NY) Speedway with another century grind on Aug. 30. Each 100-lapper pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.


2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 7)

MODIFIED(47)

358-MODIFIED(44)

SPORTSMAN(59)

PRO STOCK(29)

STREET STOCK(30)

11

Alan Johnson

7

David Hebert

8

Brian Sage

6

Pete Stefanski

8

Dave Mannise

10

Tim Fuller

5

Brian McDonald

7

Russ Hefti

6

Mike Williams

5

Julius Pepin

9

Brett Hearn

5

Danny O'Brien

6

Jack Meeks

5

Billy Clark Jr.

4

Blane Smith

9

Kevin Bolland

5

Pierre Dagenais

6

Wayne Conn Jr.

5

Louie Jackson

3

Bob Schade

8

Billy Decker

5

Pete Bicknell

5

Rob Bellinger

5

Dave Bissonnette

3

Frank Burnell Jr.

7

Gary Tomkins

4

Todd Burley

4

Joe Williams Jr.

4

Bob Buono

3

Corey Hunt

7

Pat O'Brien

3

Robbie Krull

4

Chris Higgins

4

Don Williams

3

Mike Vigiletti

6

Rex King

3

Kyle Dingwall

4

Rob Pratt

4

Clayton Benedict

3

Ray Tarantino

4

Matt Sheppard

3

Carey Terrance

4

Rob Knapp

4

Joey Ladouceur

3

Jamie Eldredge

4

Pat Ward

3

Brett Hearn

4

Jason Riddell

4

Bill Pascual

2

Mike Welch

4

Frankie Caprara

3

Real LaFrance

3

Bill Bleich

3

P.J. Peters

2

Jay Pepin

4

Vic Coffey

3

Andy Bachetti

3

Joe Morel

3

Sean Corr

2

Adam DePuy

3

Steve Paine

2

Scott Kerwin

3

Sammy Reakes IV

2

John Bryson

2

Wayne Ellison

3

Andy Bachetti

2

Scott Wood

3

Roy Bresnahan

2

Mitchell Jock

2

Rob Ingraham

3

Brian Swartzlander

2

Rick Richner

3

Jeff McGinnis

2

Dan Shoop

2

Mike Minutolo

3

Danny Johnson

2

Martin Roy

3

Mat Williamson

2

Tom Kemp

2

Greg Kurtzman

3

Kenny Tremont

2

David VanHorn

3

Don Spatorico

2

Denis Gauvreau

1

John Aumick

2

Jimmy Horton

2

Mark Hitchcock

3

Jay Mallory

1

Ron Marsden

1

Mike Dandino

2

Dave Murdick

2

Laurent Ladouceur

3

Jeremy Pitcher

1

John Gagner

1

Joel Murns

2

Dale Planck

2

Larry Lampman Jr.

2

Mike Ruggiero

1

Eric Greenlief

1

Charles Vohs

2

Jimmy Johnson

2

Dan Jalbert

2

Paul Guererri

1

Joe Allen

1

Ray Cooper

2

Justin Haers

2

Boyd MacTavish

2

Mike Bowman(US)

1

T.J. Newton

1

James VanDyk

2

Tom Winkle

2

Jeff Sykes

2

Jipp Ortiz

1

Steve Miller

1

Nathan Peckham

1

Craig Mitchell

1

Matt Quinn

2

Shane Donath

1

Dave Williams

1

Kevin Colman

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Jerry Higbie

2

Bobby Herrington

1

Roy Delormier

1

Steve Faulkner

1

Jimmy Phelps

1

Rich Vinson

2

Ryan Poole

1

Dominic Gauvreau

1

Nick Rizzo

1

Tim Hindley

1

Pat O'Brien

2

Kevin Ridley

1

Tom Baker

1

John Hechinger

1

Steve Hough

1

Dave Heaslip

2

Darren Zumpe

1

Allan Peters

1

Sam Dwy

1

Jeff Heotzler

1

Kenny Cosgrove

2

Phil LaVare

1

Rick Gorhan

1

Leroy Lewis

1

Ryan Bartlett

1

J.R. Heffner

2

Chris Herbison

75

Events / 7 Tracks

1

Stan Vishinski

1

Jerm.Shingledecker

1

Peter Mantha Jr.

2

Kevin Wills

63

Events / 4 Tracks

1

Ric Hill

1

Tim Hindley

2

Eric Giguere

1

Russell King

1

Clement Therrien

2

Tom Flannigan

1

Donnie Corellis

1

George McIntyre

2

Rob Wosyluk

1

Charlie Donk

1

Todd Stewart

2

Chris Raabe

1

Paul Gilardi

1

Chris Jones

2

James Strassburg

1

Mike Adderley

1

Alain Boisvert

2

Brian Krummel

1

Brian Berger

1

Rich Salisbury

2

Jordan Bennett

1

Tommy Meier

1

Dan Miller

2

Greg Panunte

1

Billy Dunn

1

Chad Brachmann

1

Scott Schrader

1

Chad Brachmann

1

Donnie Corellis

1

Ricky Newton

1

Paul Kinney

1

Wayne Jelley

1

Tom Juhl

1

J.R. Heffner

1

Tim Fuller

1

Greg Mrzywka

1

Joe Isabell

1

Mario Clair

1

Bill Johnston

1

Rich Eurich

92

Events / 13 Tracks

1

Todd Henderson

1

Scott Prentice

1

Chad Chevalier

1

Dave Franek

1

John Ferrier

134

Events / 25 Tracks

1

Paul Gaboury

1

Mike Bowman(CAN)

1

Tyler McPherson

1

Dave Just

1

Brad Kirkland

1

Rob Hile

1

Shane Jablonka

1

Mark Dilario

1

Don Spiece

1

Shawn Donath

1

Mark Chiddy

1

Mike Storms

139

Events / 13 Tracks

2006 DIRT MOTORSPORTS NORTHEAST FEATURE WINNERS (August 7)


Canandaigua Speedway Up Next for BRP CanAm Late Model Series

Canandaigua, NY – August 8, 2006 – By Gary Montgomery, CanAm Series PR
Thursday August 10, Canandaigua Speedway will host the fifth event of the 12-race 2006 BRP CanAm Late Model Series. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. for a fan / race team Meet & Greet BBQ. Race time is set for 7 o’clock for the doubleheader which will also include an Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event for the big-block Modifieds. Adult general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Canandaigua Speedway is another new venue for the BRP CanAm Series. Last month 43 of the touring Late Model Series teams towed to Cayuga County Fair Speedway for an inaugural event. The CCFS show received rave reviews. DIRT MotorSports and Series officials expect a similar show at the “Land of Legends” – Canandaigua Speedway.
BRP CanAm Series winners to date in 2006 are Jeremy Wonderling, Jon Rivers, and Dave Miller. Wonderling won at both Black Rock Speedway and Ransomville Speedway. Rivers’ win came at Merrittville Speedway before Miller won at CCFS.
Despite Wonderling’s two wins he does not lead the $20,000+ Series point championship standings. That honor belongs to Randy Hall, a Series rookie who has been very consistent with four top-10 finishes. Hall has earned 435 points and Rivers stands second just 14 points behind. Wonderling is third with 383 points while Paul Grigsby with 380 points and Tim Schram with 356 points round out the top-five in the point standings which include 57 drivers.
Marketing Partners for the 2006 BRP CanAm Series are: Bicknell Racing Products, Bob Mullin’s Pro Speed, Brad Penn Racing Oil, Can & Bottle Return of Delevan, Clevite Engine Parts, Cool Edge Web Designs, Cousin’s Designs, DANA Corporation, DART Machinery, DIRT MotorSports, DSE1 Race Engines, East Coast Speed.com, Ed Carley Motorsports, F/A Products, Hoosier Tire of Canada, LEAF Racewear, Lias Tire – American Racer, Mohawk Speed Shop, Signs Plus of Kanona, Southeastern Transmissions, Young Family, Suzuki Motorcycle and ATV Dealers of NY & PA.
Host tracks for the 2006 BRP CanAm Series are: Black Rock Speedway, Canandaigua Speedway, Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Genesee Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ransomville Speedway, and Woodhull Raceway.
Canandaigua Speedway is located on County Road 10 two miles north of Routes 5&20 on the Ontario County Fairgrounds. For more information contact DIRT NorthEast Headquarters in Weedsport, the speedway office at 315/730-4345 or www.canadaiguaspeedway.com. The race day track phone is 585/394-0961.
Complete BRP CanAm Series information is available at www.brpcanamseries.com


Alan Johnson Dominates Advance Auto Parts Series Show At Merrittville

Thorold, ONT – August 7, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The scene brought back images of the 2002 season when Alan Johnson dominated the competition to claim his third career overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Championship. Or maybe even flashbacks of the following season when DIRT MotorSports NorthEast’s winningest big-block driver captured four Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series wins and devastated the field by more than 200 points to clinch a second straight division crown. Offering possibly the clearest vision of all, the most recent triumph in the 14th Annual Trevor Wilkens Memorial 100 on Monday at Merrittville Speedway could be a sign of things to come as ‘A.J. Slideways’ claimed his first tour victory steering the first 2007 Bicknell copy coming off the line in nearly flag-to-flag fashion.
“Right now we’ve got the whole package and we’re racing as much as we can to keep it going,” said Johnson, 48, following his 11th DIRT Modified feature win of the year for the Jeff Rudalavage/Tony Laughing-owned no. 14J NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales Team. His Advance Auto Parts SDS-high fourth extra-distance win of the season vaulted him past open-wheel rival Billy Decker and back into the points lead by 28 through 14 of the rain-reduced 25 Series races. “I’m not sure how long Jeff can keep up this hectic schedule but when you’re on a roll like this its hard to keep the car parked,” added Johnson, after scoring a convincing victory ahead of Pete Bicknell, Kenny Cosgrove, Gary Tomkins and Brett Hearn.
The only blemish all night for Johnson came during Integra Shocks Time Trials when reigning overall Mr. DIRT points king Tim Fuller posted the best single-lap mark of 15.909 sec. (75.429 mph) on the recently widened third-miler; a clocking a fraction slower than what A.J. recorded (15.803 sec.) one year earlier in a DIRT 358-Modified title race staged at the same Thorold, Ontario site. Johnson still was fourth quickest in the 34-car field on this Civic Holiday behind Hearn and Decker. All four drivers copped their respective qualifying heats but when Johnson selected the pole in the customary pre-race draw to determine feature race starting positions, the battle for runner-up laurels was all that really remained in a century grind that took only 38 minutes to confirm the final outcome.
Front row partner Todd Burley actually was computer scored ahead of Johnson as they crossed the line side-by-side on the opening lap. But after that there was no denying career DIRT big-block Modified win number 340 for the 1998 Merrittville small-block points champion. The first of four yellow flags flew on the second circuit when rookie campaigner Kenny Stafford left the track high coming off turn two. Caught up in the scramble was tour regular Jimmy Phelps, who exited into the pits for the duration with his Troyer mount suffering a broken rear-end. Johnson officially forced the only lead change on the ensuing restart with Burley, Decker, Hearn and Steve Paine the closest pursuers.
A quick second caution period took place on lap three with Tim Kerr, Dereck Lemyre and veteran Empire State invader Pat Ward involved in the turn four mishap. Back under green flag conditions Johnson began to open up a comfortable lead and needed only a dozen more laps to reach traffic. “The lapped cars weren’t really too bad tonight, sometimes they got two or three wide early on but I just waited for them to clear out to get by,” Johnson noted post-race. “Most of the time it was just a matter of watching their line and going the other way with it. The car could really go anywhere it needed to be out there.”
Decker, Burley and Hearn settled into front-running positions from the opening green while 11th-place starter Fuller was among the quickest after cracking the top-five with a quarter of the race complete. Seasoned Series regulars Danny Johnson, Dale Planck, Gary Tomkins and Paine sandwiched 8th-place driver Chad Brachmann as the leaders continued to contend in heavy traffic. Hearn overtook Burley on lap 32 and set his sights on runner-up Decker while Johnson extended his advantage to nearly a straightaway with 40 laps complete. Stafford slowed to bring out another yellow flag five laps later and by the midway point Hearn was on a mission after passing Decker for second. Fuller and a charging Tomkins followed in top-five positions with local small-block stars Cosgrove and Bicknell moving up to challenge using the inner-most lane.
The final yellow flag waved on lap 60 when Stafford looped his HS Edinger Trucking/Amsoil-sponsored TEO machine in turn four just after Tomkins had surged past Decker for third position. When the dust cleared, Fuller had also made his way past Decker with Cosgrove, Bicknell, Burley, Danny Johnson and Dale Planck filling out the top-10 with just a regular 35-lap feature race distance waiting to be coverered.
As the laps clicked off the track surface turned slicker with small-blockers Cosgrove and Bicknell demanded more attention from the capacity crowd. Bicknell muscled his way into the front-five and then ducked under Fuller with 30 laps still remaining in the show. Cosgrove followed on cue and overtook Fuller by lap 80 although Johnson’s commanding half-track lead appeared untouchable. With 10 laps to go Tomkins tested Hearn up high and shot past on the outside the following circuit to grab second place. Bicknell continued to break rank, sliding under Hearn on lap 93 and four laps later disposing of runner-up Tomkins with Cosgrove seeming to mirror every move, stealing third-place from Tomkins with the white flag in the starter’s hand. At the line it was Johnson in a landslide, taking his latest $6,000 win over Bicknell, who earned a guaranteed starting berth in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Cosgrove recorded a career-best third ahead of former Mr. DIRT champs Tomkins and Hearn.
“The car was pretty good and I just kept it out of trouble,” said Johnson, who finished sixth in round 13 of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series at Eldora (Oh.) Speedway on Saturday before settling for second-place behind younger brother Danny at Tri-City (Pa.) Speedway on Sunday in a 30-lapper to keep Rudalavage reeling. “After a while I just found a pattern and followed it. Fortunately, everything went our way tonight and that’s why we’re here again.”
Runner-up Bicknell was just as happy with four of his chassis designs placing in the top four spots in the first AAP big-block Modified Series race held at Merrittville since 1992. “Alan’s tough to beat wherever he goes so second is pretty good, but even better is our cars finishing in the top-four,” said Bicknell, Merrittville’s all-time Modified feature winner and 12-time DIRT 358-Modified track points champion. “Kenny was able to keep it lower than me so I had to use more front brakes to finally get underneath where there’s still a ton of bite left. We did a lot of work on the track, it’s been really rough lately and we wanted it smooth for the tour guys coming in tonight. That’s the way they like it, traveling so much you want to make as easy as possible on equipment.”
Arguably the easiest driver on equipment throughout the entire 100-lap affair was 16th-place starter Cosgrove, who settled into the inside groove early on and remained there undisturbed. “I have to thank Pete at the end, he moved me out of the way and I just followed him the rest of the race,” said Cosgrove, who ranks behind only points leader Larry Lampman Jr. and Bicknell in the current Merrittville standings with one feature win to his credit aboard the no. 9 White Oak Transport-Braun Construction/Bicknell entry. “It was a long race and I just had to stay patient and try to save the tires for the end.”

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #14 – Merrittville Speedway, August 7, 2006 ‘Toolneeds 14th Trevor Wilkens Memorial 100’ Modified Event Summary
FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 1 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY ($6,000)
2 18 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
3 16 9 Ken Cosgrove/St.Catharines,ONT
4 13 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
5 6 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
6 11 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
7 9 73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
8 25 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
9 3 91d Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
10 4 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
11 5 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
12 2 62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
13 7 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
14 19 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
15 10 rp23 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT
16 8 44c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
17 23 26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY
18 21 22 Dan Miller/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT
19 15 1f Adam Ferri/Port Colborne,ONT
20 28 96c Fred Carleton/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT
21 26 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
22 29 07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT
23 12 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
24 24 xXx Todd Gordon/St.Catharines,ONT
25 20 15j Tim Jones/Sanborn,NY
26 17 123 Robbie Krull/Cambria,NY
27 27 44 Brian Stevens/St.Catharines,ONT
28 30 56 Dereck Lemyre/Hamilton,ONT
29 14 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
30 22 91 Travis Cunningham/Grimsby,ONT
LAP LEADER: Burley (1), A. Johnson (2-100).
CAUTIONS: 4 for 4 laps.
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Pete Bicknell.

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 15.909 75.429 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 15.911 75.420 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
3 15.925 75.353 91d Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
4 15.998 75.009 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
5 16.001 74.995 73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
6 16.010 74.953 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
7 16.023 74.892 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
8 16.061 74.715 rp23 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT
9 16.120 74.442 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
10 16.130 74.396 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
11 16.139 74.354 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
12 16.203 74.060 1f Adam Ferri/Port Colborne,ONT
13 16.222 73.974 44c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
14 16.286 73.683 41 Boyd MacTavish/St.Catharines,ONT
15 16.288 73.674 62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY
16 16.324 73.511 42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT
17 16.339 73.444 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
18 16.341 73.435 56 Boyd MacTavish/St.Catharines,ONT
19 16.351 73.390 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
20 16.359 73.354 3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY
21 16.383 73.247 9 Ken Cosgrove/St.Catharines,ONT
22 16.496 72.745 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
23 16.501 72.723 91 Travis Cunningham/Grimsby,ONT
24 16.534 72.578 22 Dan Miller/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT
25 16.545 72.529 26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY
26 16.580 72.376 15j Tim Jones/Sanborn,NY
27 16.603 72.276 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
28 16.605 72.267 38 Scott Wood/Thorold,ONT
29 16.646 72.089 37p Francisco Pereira/Etobicoke,ONT
30 16.704 71.839 xXx Todd Gordon/St.Catharines,ONT
31 16.717 71.783 44 Brian Stevens/St.Catharines,ONT
32 16.760 71.599 96c Fred Carleton/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT
33 17.272 69.477 07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT
34 -NT- ----- 123 Robbie Krull/Cambria,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, top-5 finishers transferred to feature, top 3 went to re-draw)
#1: Fuller, D.Johnson, Planck, Isabell, Cosgrove, MacTavish, Richner, Pereira, Kerr.
#2: Hearn, Burley, *Lemyre, Tomkins, Krull, Jones, Gordon, Sheppard, Sears.
#3: Decker, Paine, Ward, Phelps, Bicknell, Cunningham, Stevens, Stafford.
#4: A.Johnson, Lampman, Cozze, Ferri, Brachmann, Miller, Carleton, Wood.
*Disqualified after driver switch following time trials and not starting rear in heat.
Consolation Round (8 laps, top 11 finishers transferred to feature)
#1: Jones, +MacTavish, Miller, Cunningham, Richner, Gordon, Sheppard, Stafford, Stevens, Carleton, Kerr, Lemyre, Pereira, Sears (DNS), Wood (DNS).
+Disqualified due to weight infraction.

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 7, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 14J Alan Johnson 1,121 0 $41,625 4 9 10 14
2 91 Billy Decker 1,093 (28) $34,725 3 9 11 14
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,084 (37) $29,700 2 10 11 14
4 20 Brett Hearn 992 (129) $26,150 2 7 9 14
5 1 Gary Tomkins 939 (182) $20,450 0 7 9 14
6 42p Pat Ward 923 (198) $13,250 0 3 10 14
7 27J Danny Johnson 901 (220) $16,650 1 1 9 14
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 861 (260) $13,200 0 3 10 14
9 44s Matt Sheppard 844 (277) $11,325 0 1 8 14
10 77x Dale Planck 843 (278) $16,675 1 2 8 13
11 7x Steve Paine 796 (325) $9,650 0 1 6 14
12 44c Frank Cozze 790 (331) $8,650 0 2 5 14
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 603 (518) $5,825 0 1 2 12
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (602) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (676) $3,825 0 1 1 9
16 32c Vic Coffey 426 (695) $5,775 0 2 5 7
17 3 Justin Haers 408 (713) $3,400 0 0 2 8
18 Z Butch Tittle 364 (757) $2,650 0 0 0 9
19 39 Tim McCreadie 308 (813) $6,950 0 3 4 5
20 60 Kenny Stafford 285 (836) $2,000 0 0 0 6
21 42 Jimmy Horton 255 (866) $7,100 1 1 1 4
22 6J Joe Isabell 252 (869) $1,550 0 0 0 4
23 3b Chad Brachmann 242 (879) $2,925 0 1 1 5
24 42B Kevin Bates 200 (921) $1,200 0 0 0 4
25 73 Ryan Jacobs 197 (924) $900 0 0 0 3

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – August 7 (34)
xXx Todd Gordon/St.Catharines,ONT Blue Moon Potatoes-Darryl Johnson,Inc./Bicknell/ERD
07 Tim Kerr/Picton,ONT Hubert Kerr Construction-C.F. Evans Lumber/Bicknell/Murray
1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell/Mastin
1f Adam Ferri/Port Colborne,ONT LaFarge North America-All Source Heat Treating/Bicknell/New Generation
3b Chad Brachmann/Wheatfield,NY Original Pizza Logs/Bicknell/JanCen
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/Bicknell/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M/TEO/Finger Lakes
8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY JIR Motorsports-Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal,Inc./TEO/Morrison
9 Ken Cosgrove/St.Catharines,ONT White Oak Transport-Braun Construction/Bicknell/Cosgrove
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell/Morrison
15j Tim Jones/Sanborn,NY King Oil-Nu Craft Windows/Bicknell/Fioravanti
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsports(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Prts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsprts-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger/TEO/Enders
22 Dan Miller/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT Infamous Pub Co.-Desks Plus-Garden City Auto/Bicknell/C&C Performance
rp23 Larry Lampman,Jr./Port Colborne,ONT Lampman Truck Caps-Young Auto Professionals/Bicknell/Engine Research
26 Rick Richner/Niagara Falls,NY Niagara Maintenance Contracting-Lazy Lakes Camping Resort/Bicknell/Gor-Den
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
37p Francisco Pereira/Etobicoke,ONT Pereira Racing/Bicknell/Tarnowski
38 Scott Wood/Thorold,ONT Henderson's Pharmasave-Investors Group/Bicknell/Armstrong
41 Boyd MacTavish/St.Catharines,ONT Niagara Tools-Smith's Speed & Pro Shop/TEO/McKey
42 Pete Bicknell/St.Catharines,ONT Chevron-Texaco-Merrittville Speedway-Bicknell Race Products/Bicknell/Morrison
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Brian Stevens/St.Catharines,ONT Gaston's Auto Sales-406 Auto Parts/Bicknell/Stevens GM Spec
44c Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/FingerLakes
56 Dereck Lemyre/Hamilton,ONT Fire-Out Fire Protection-Everlast Windows & Doors/Bicknell/Phil Lemyre
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
62 Todd Burley/Spencerport,NY Mullen Industrial Handling-Trackman Replacement Rubber/Bicknell/JanCen
73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
91 Travis Cunningham/Grimsby,ONT Bowens Automotive-Family Discount Depot/Bicknell/Cunningham
91d Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
96c Fred Carleton/Niagara-o-t-Lake,ONT McKey Engines-Speed Palace Performance/Bicknell/McKey
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen
123 Robbie Krull/Cambria,NY Bailey's Covenience Store-Golding Trucking/Bicknell/Bob Krull

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
SDS Roster Additions: Of the 34 teams signed up for the Wilken’s Memorial, nearly half were small-block entries with 100 show-up points on the line for all of Merrittville’s regular Saturday night DIRT 358-Modified competitors. While Bicknell and Cosgrove were the lone local campaigners to finish in the top-10, track points leader Larry Lampman Jr. (15th), Rick Richner (17th), Dan Miller (18th), Adam Ferri (19th) and Fred Carleton (20th) came home next in line.
A Bicknell Bank Shot: The fourth year of Merrittville ownership for the Bicknell and Williamson families began in the off-season with a resurfacing of the speedway to not only widen the historic 1/3-miler, but add some banking to the 55 year-old landmark. “We widened all four turns by about 10 feet and even moved the front stretch wall out eight more to give racers a smoother run-off area to get around in,” said Pete Bicknell, who never even needed the extra space up high as he clung to the lowside throughout much of the 100-lap main event on Monday. “The biggest change is the banking, especially between turns three and four. Hopefully, when guys try to make a run outside they can stay on the gas a little longer and make it stick. Down low has always been the place to be at Merrittville, lately some of the guys have been able to make it work up high in our regular 30-lappers.”
A Day Off In The Life: With Eldora running Saturday and Merrittville concluding the DIRT doubleheader on Monday, Sunday was an open date for traveling Series teams to spend in a variety of capacities. Danny Johnson (1st), Alan Johnson (2nd), Jimmy Phelps (5th), Sean Beardsley (11th), Brett Hearn (17th), Todd Town (21st) and Matt Sheppard (24th) chose to compete in the Schwab’s Ford Big Block Modified Challenge Series at Tri-City (Pa.) Speedway. Hearn actually led the initial 26 circuits before a flat tire forced him pitside and once again denied him career feature win #700. Johnson then led the final four laps in Dave Thompson’s Quality Concrete King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer machine, defeating brother Alan for his second career win at Tri-City with his first logged in 1997.
Leading 2006 DIRT Modified Rookie of the Year contender Kenny Stafford, 17, went all the way back to his Homer, N.Y. homebase and uncovered no major engine problem, just a header that got knocked off in the Eldora feature go. In the meantime, he and his father changed the starter and also the rear-end after discovering a vibration in their most recent tour stop ….. Matt Sheppard experienced a broken rocker arm at Eldora and ran only a couple laps at the next night at Tri-City in the debut of a brand-new Bicknell ride ….. Pat Ward had more off-track trouble with his motorhome but managed to sneak a round of mini golf at Putt-Putt after and eight-hour haul immediately following Eldora’s final checkerd flag ….. Gary Tomkins along with Billy Decker and his crew chief Scott Jeffery visited the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio on Sunday ….. Tim Fuller, accompanied by his wife Lori and daughter, drove all Sunday morning before taking in some fireworks over Niagara Falls in the evening ….. Dale Planck stayed overnight in Ohio then relaxed in Niagara Falls before spending some time at Planet Hollywood in the tourist district ….. Frank Cozze and crew broke a valve train and switched cars for Merrittille yet in between jobs still made time to visit Niagara Falls and take in some of the area attractions ….. the JIR Motorsports duo of Tom Sears Jr. and Joe Isabell ventured all the back to Central to pick up proper ID for their crew to cross the border in Canada the following day.
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire Merrittville show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.
Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Thr-Aug 10 Canandaigua Speedway (585/394-0961) Vic Coffey / 12noon-2:00pm 539 North Main St – Canandaigua, NY
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway (315/668-6906) Pat Ward / 12noon-2:00pm 8379 Thompson Road – Cicero, NY
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Next Event: The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series continues activity back in the states when Canandaigua Speedway hosts round number 15 on Thursday, Aug. 10. The ‘Super Summer Sizzler’ 100-lapper pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship and a guaranteed starting spot in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway BILLY DECKER
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 100 Autodrome Drummond BRETT HEARN
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway BILLY DECKER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway TIM FULLER
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway New Egypt,NJ
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


DIRT NE Weekend Winners 8-6

TRACK MEMBER

CLASS SANCTION

FEATURE WINNER

RACE NOTE

BREWERTON(Fri)

MODIFIED

-off-

BROCKVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Danny O'Brien (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Jason Riddell (20L)

CAN-AM(Sat)

MODIFIED

Frankie Caprara (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Rob Bellinger (20L)

CANANDAIGUA(Sat)

MODIFIED/358

Vic Coffey (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Mark Chiddy (25L)

STREET STOCK-EX

Leroy Lewis (15L)

STREET STOCK-NV

Jamie Eldredge (12L)

CAYUGA COUNTY(Sun)

MODIFIED/358

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"Empire DIRT Series" on TWC

SPORTSMAN

Jeremy Pitcher (25L)

STREET STOCK

Dave Mannise (20L)

CORNWALL(Sun)

358-MODIFIED

Brian McDonald (50L)

PRO STOCK

Dave Bissonnette (20L)

DRUMMOND(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Mario Clair (50L)

EDELWEISS(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Pierre Dagenais (30L)

PRO STOCK

Louie Jackson (50L)

FROGTOWN(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Jeff Sykes (25L)

PRO STOCK

Joey Ladouceur (35L)

FULTON(Sat)

MODIFIED

Scott Prentice (25L)

SPORTSMAN

Jeremy Pitcher (20L)

PRO STOCK

Billy Clark Jr. (20L)

GENESEE(Sat)

SPORTSMAN

Brian Sage (25L)

PRO STOCK

Mike Williams (20L)

GRANBY(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

David Hebert (40L)

HUMBERSTONE(Sun)

SPORTSMAN

Greg Panunte (50L)

All-Canadian Championship

LEBANON VALLEY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Kenny Tremont (30L)

358-MODIFIED

Andy Bachetti (24L)

LERNERVILLE(Fri)

MODIFIED

-off-

MERRITTVILLE(Sat)

358-MODIFIED

Boyd MacTavish (35L)

SPORTSMAN

Wayne Conn Jr. 925L)

OHSWEKEN(Fri)

SPORTSMAN

Jay Mallory (25L)

ORANGE COUNTY(Sat)

MODIFIED

Dave Franek (30L)

358-MODIFIED

-off-

SPORTSMAN

Mike Storms (20L)

PRO STOCK

Bill Pascual (20L)

Bill Pascual (20L)

*Rain-Delayed from 7/22

STREET STOCK-VET

Greg Kurtzman (15L)

STREET STOCK-AM

Stan Vishinski (12L)

RANSOMVILLE(Fri)

358-MODIFIED

Pete Bicknell (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Don Spatorico (25L)

PRO STOCK

Pete Stefanski (15L)

ROLLING WHEELS(Spl)

MODIFIED

Re-Opens Sept. 4

SPORTSMAN

STREET STOCK

THUNDER ALLEY(Fri)

MODIFIED/358

Pat O'Brien (30L)

SPORTSMAN

Jordan Bennett (20L)

TRI-CITY(Sun)

MODIFIED

Danny Johnson (30L)

Big-Block Challenge Series


DIRT NE Weekend Winners 8-6


Pitcher Edges Williams In Cayuga County Sportsman Special On Sunday

Weedsport, NY – August 6, 2006 – By Don Post, Cayuga County Reporter
Jeremy Pitcher held off a very determined Joe Williams Jr. to win the 25 lap DIRT Sportsman feature Sunday night at the NorthEast home of DIRT MotorSports, Cayuga County Fair Speedway. Fulton’s Dave Mannise has been nearly unstoppable in the 2006 campaign as he picked up yet another win in the 20-lap DIRT Street Stock main.
The luck of the draw determined the starting line-ups for DIRT Sportsman heat races, as extra distance and larger purse accompanied the headline division. The DIRT big-block Modifieds were on their way back from Eldora Speedway and the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event held Saturday with some running at Tri City Speedway in a non-point “shootout” at the Western Pa. oval.
By virtue of his win in the first heat Pitcher started the feature on the pole with Tom Juhl completing the front row. The initial two circuits found Pitcher in his DIRT Wheels, Empire State Container mount go to the front until the first yellow flew on the 23-car field for Jeff Carner who spun in turn one. On the restart Juhl battled Scotia’s Williams giving up the runner-up slot on lap four as the yellow was once again out for Dexter youngster Rob Bellinger who was caught up in a turn three scramble to end his night.
The restart found Pitcher and Williams pulling away from a great run in the remainder of the top-five as Juhl, Scott Schrader and Roy Bresnahan battled until lap 15. The third yellow appeared when Shawn Donath’s muffler came off his mount and landed inside of Tim Currier’s driver compartment. Luckily, the young rookie was not injured and continued.
On lap 17 caution lights once again flashed for Carner who again came to a halt in turn one. On the restart Pitcher and Williams in his Williams Auto Parts Bicknell put on a great show. In the final five laps Williams was able to get to the bottom and pull even with the Fulton racer. Williams had pulled alongside out of turn four until the final yellow came on lap 24 and slowed his momentum. The final lap found the Eastern N.Y. hot shoe once again using the bottom lane but came up a car length short at Dave Farney’s double checkered.
Following Pitcher and Williams to the stripe was Shortsville pilot Scott Schrader after a great three way battle with Tom Juhl and Roy Bresnahan. Sixth through tenth were Jim Spano, Russ Hefti, Mike Bowman, Kevin Ridley and Currier, who recovered from his close call to round out the top-10.
Pitcher said in victory lane, “I knew Joe was there the entire race and he drove me hard but clean. Somewhere around the halfway mark I lost the brakes but it all worked out and it’s always great to win here.”
The companion Street Stock 20-lap affair went from green to checkers as Dave Mannise of Fulton continued on his rampage through the Central NY circuit. As in the Sportsman program, a draw determined the heat race line-ups putting Mannise on the outside-pole. He made no doubt that he had the dominant car in the main. The racing from second to fifth which included Nick Rizzo, Phil Marsden, Mike Minutolo and Steve Woodworth in the final 10 laps of the main was the best of the night in full-fender action.
Minutolo had a great run yet experienced a bit of trouble on the final lap as the Canandaigua Speedway regular slowed exiting turn four for the checkered. He still had enough power to hold off Steve Woodworth for fourth. Rizzo came home second with Marsden third at the line.
The CNYMM group was on hand for a 20-lap A-Main as 16 of these very quick winged modified midgets put on quite a show. Churchville’s Jeb Walworth picked up the win in the feature that went 13 laps prior to the first of just three yellows. Rounding out the top-five were Ray Sand Jr., Randy Brokaw, Jeremy Frankoski and John Dates. Heat wins went to Brokaw, Frankoski, and Kevin Amm.
In the 25-lap 4-Cylinder Enduro finale it was Karl Werner outlasting Barb Amidon, Andy Burtless and Craig Dingey for the non-stop victory in Weedsport.

DIRT SPORTSMAN
Heat #1- Jeremy Pitcher, Roy Bresnahan, Kevin Ridley, Mike Entwistle, Jeff Carner, Mike Mahaney, John Behron, Bob Richmond Jr.
Heat #2- Tom Juhl, Joe Williams, Jim LaRock, Jim Spano, Mike Bowman, Tim Currier, Brandon Sweet, Doug Shatell.
Heat #3- Scott Schrader, Shawn Donath, Russ Hefti, Chris Raabe, Rob Bellinger, John Juhl, Nick Humphrey.
25 Lap Feature- Jeremy Pitcher, Joe Williams, Scott Schrader, Tom Juhl, Roy Bresnahan, Jim Spano, Russ Hefti, Mike Bowman, Kevin Ridley, Tim Currier, Jim LaRock, John Juhl, Chris Raabe, Bob Richmond Jr., Shawn Donath, Brandon Sweet, Mike Entwistle, Mike Mahaney, John Behron, Nick Humphrey, Doug Shatell, Jeff Carner, Rob Bellinger.

DIRT STREET STOCK
Heat #1- Phil Marsden, Rob Whipple, Steve Woodworth, Jim Wallace, Leroy Lewis, Dan Babcock.
Heat #2- Dave Mannise, Nick Rizzo, Mike Minutolo, Chris Hogan, Butch Young, Nate Peckham.
20 Lap Feature- Dave Mannise, Nick Rizzo, Phil Marsden, Mike Minutolo, Steve Woodworth, Jim Wallace, Leroy Lewis, Nate Peckham, Dan Babcock, Chris Hogan, Butch Hogan.

CNYMM
Heat #1- Randy Brokaw, Jim Radney, John Dates, Matt Smith, Ken Welty.
Heat #2- Jeremy Frankoski, Ray Sand, Bill Westlake, T. Morgan,
Heat #3- Kevin Amm, Ryan Jordan, JebWalworth, Jake Dates, Zack Morgan.
20 Lap A Main- Jeb Walworth, Toney Morgan, Randy Brokaw, Jeremy Frankoski, John Dates, Kevin Amm, Ken Welty, Matt Smith, Jake Dates, Zack Morgan, Ryan Jordan, and Bill Westlake.


Coffey Tops Brownell In Canandaigua Mod Main, Henderson 358 Qualifier

Canandaigua, NY – August 5, 2006 – By Don Post, Canandaigua Reporter
While the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series was at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the first time in the past three years, it was business as usual at “The Land of Legends” in Canandaigua on Saturday. Vic Coffey of Leicester raced from his outside pole position on the 19-car field to notch his third win of the season at Canandaigua Speedway. Mark Chiddy found his first victory at the fast half-miler in the Paine Motorsports DIRT Sportsman 25-lap headliner. The Expert Street Stocks put on a wild and controversial 15-lap feature with Leroy Lewis coming out of a last lap scramble to be declared the winner. Jamie Eldredge picked up the checkered flag in the 10-lap Novice Street Stock main to close out the Ontario County Fairgrounds card.
The 35-lap Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified feature began with young rookie Chad Homan and veteran Coffey leading the field to Starter Dave Farney’s green flag. Coffey immediately put his Bicknell to the top of the flat half-miler as Jeff Brownell Jr. moved in on his rear crash bar as Homan rode in third with Todd Burley and Lansing’s Chuck Bower racing in the top-five. The initial yellow of four was displayed on lap eight for Steve Gray who had spun in turn four.
It took three attempts to get the race restarted as several drivers were involved in several skirmishes in an effort to go green. The fourth was a charm for Brownell as he dove to the low side of turn three and moved to the point. Brownell found the bottom to his liking as he led the next three trips. Coffey used the top of the speedway in his favor as he moved past Brownell for the final lead change of the event. Burley once again made his presence known as he moved past Brownell on lap 15 as Charlie Donk and Chuck Bower battled for fourth and fifth.
The final yellow was displayed when Steve Gray spun off turn three on lap 21. On the restart Brownell went to the bottom displacing Burley. Coffey stated in victory lane, “The place for me here is on the top but Jeff showed me his nose on the last restart and he was hooked up.”
Justin Henderson put his father Todd’s 358-Modified Canandaigua Championship Bicknell across the line 10th to pick up the Canandaigua Syracuse spot and earn a ticket to the “Moody Mile” in October. Henderson, who is home from his job with the Richard Petty Driving Experience, plans on returning in the fall. He said, “In the course of one night my plans have changed for October, I will be back to race at Syracuse.”
The Paine Motorsports DIRT Sportsman finale concluded with the crowning of first-time winner Mark Chiddy, who calls Humberstone (Ont.) Speedway his home track on Sunday nights. Chiddy started on the outside of the front row as he raced in the runner-up slot until former winners Phil LaVare and Eric Giguere got together on the front straight bringing out yellow on lap four. Mirroring the Modifieds, it took three attempts to restart the race; however Chiddy got the jump on the restart and went to the front for the remainder of the race. At the 15-lap mark Chiddy had command but the top-five order was about to change with a handful of laps to go. As the double checkers flew over Chiddy, Paul Guererri came home in the runner-up slot with Eric Giguere recovering from his early mishap for third as Todd Henderson and Rob Bussey completed their run to the front.
In a wild Parts Plus Auto Stores Expert Street Stock 15-lap main, Frank Burnell Jr. raced at the front with heavy pressure applied by track champion Mike Welch and Blane Smith. On lap 11 the Welch mount took the top spot as Smith ran second and as the white flag flew this trio ran flat out for the top spot. Entering turn three as the checkered flag was in the air, Welch got into Smith and turned him around. After review of video it was deemed rough riding and Welch was stripped of the win. Initial third-place runner Leroy Lewis was awarded the win. Steve Faulkner came across second Burnell held on for third with Nick Rizzo and Mike Shultz rounding the top five. In the JSB Graphics Novice Street Stock 10-lap feature Jamie Eldredge picked up the win.

RESULTS SUMMARY
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS DIRT BIG-BLOCK MODIFIED
HEAT #1 –Chad Homan, Chad Brachmann, Todd Burley, Derrick Podsiadlo, Mike Ward.
HEAT #2 – Vic Coffey, Jeff Brownell Jr., Chuck Bower, Charlie Donk, Steve Gray, Fran Hilton.
FEATURE – Vic Coffey, Jeff Brownell Jr., Todd Burley, Charlie Donk, Chuck Bower, Chad Brachmann, Derrick Podsiadlo, Chad Homan, Shannon Whaley, Justin Henderson, Mike Ward, Justin Gates, Mike Johnson, Dave Rausher, Steve Gray, Fran Hilton, Neil Onderdonk, Don Slover, John Pfeffer.

PAINE MOTORSPORTS DIRT SPORTSMAN
HEAT-#1 – Tim Currier, Todd Henderson, Gus Hulburt, Daryl Hilkert, Russ Hefti, Loren Lincoln.
HEAT # 2- Scott Schrader, Mark Chiddy, Dan Wiesner, Eric Giguere, Rick Newton, Jim Hull.
HEAT #3- Eric Van Skiver, Bob Richmond Jr., Paul Gurirri, Kevin Ridley, Rob Bussey, Phil LaVare.
FEATURE- Mark Chiddy, Paul Guererri, Eric Giguere, Todd Henderson, Rob Bussey, Eric Van Skiver, Kevin Ridley, Daryl Hilkert, Scott Schrader, Loren Lincoln, Bob Richmond Jr., Rick Newton, Tim Currier, Jim Hull, Dave Allen, Ed Fisher, Gus Hulbert, Russ Hefti, Phil LaVare, Danny Wiesner, Nick Guererri, Eric Heffernan, Tom Jansch.

PARTS PLUS AUTO STORES EXPERT DIRT STREET STOCK
HEAT #1- Frank Burnell, Mike Minutolo, Blane Smith, Nate Peckham, Nick Rizzo, Chris Jacobs.
HEAT #2- Mike Shultz, Leroy Lewis, Steve Faulkner, Matt Grube, Doug Smith, Andy Fisk.
EXPERT FEATURE- Leroy Lewis, Steve Faulkner, Frank Brunell, Nick Rizzo, Mike Shultz, Mike Minutolo, Robert Lloyd, Nate Peckham, Chris Jacobs, Nick Dandino, Jack Stoddard, Blane Smith, Mike Rasbeck, Doug Smith, Matt Grube, Andy Fisk, Jeremy Surowy, Daryl Barrett, Mike Welch.

JSB GRAPHICS NOVICE DIRT STREET STOCK FEATURE- (Top Five) Jamie Eldredge, Tim Burnell, Rob Ingraham, Mike Dandino, Ryan DePuy.


Fuller Chalks Up Career Highlight In Advance Auto Parts Series Stop At Eldora

Rossburg, OH – August 5, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
It took reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Modified Champion Tim Fuller three months to win his second Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event of the season. But when he did, it was a big one as the Edwards, N.Y. driver led every lap to capture the decisive victory at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night in the headline ‘Advance Auto Parts Big-Block 100.’ Fuller’s memorable win came in his second-ever appearance at Tony Stewart’s high-banked half-miler in the Series’ longest haul of the season to Rossburg, Ohio.
“I was going crazy in lapped traffic at the end but I wasn’t gonna lose it, not this race at this track after being out front so long,” said Fuller, who scored his first ’06 Advance Auto Parts SDS win in May at Rolling Wheels Raceway steering a green and white skinned JL Motorsports no. 19 Native Poker-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO entry with fluorescent orange accenting his latest winning ride. He placed ninth in the inaugural DIRT Modified main staged at Eldora in 2002 yet failed to return the following autumn. “This is a real big win, the kind that a team needs to keep it going late in the season. I’ve won before on the Syracuse Mile and at Lowe’s in Charlotte but this one ranks right up there with all the big ones that have come before. I’m really proud to be part of the long history at this place with so many big names on the list.”
Fuller turned back a late-race rally by off-track buddy Billy Decker over the final 10 circuits before opening up a five car-length margin of victory at the line. Runner-up Decker emerged as the new AAP Series points leader at the halfway mark of the rain-shortened 25-race tour with all-time Advance Auto Parts Series winner Brett Hearn, Steve Paine and Jimmy Phelps filling out the front-five in a 37-minute race that was slowed by just a single caution. Fuller collected the $6,000 top-prize while the guaranteed starting berth in the Eckerd 200 Championship during Super DIRT Week XXXV, Oct. 4-8, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse went to Paine.
Entering round number 13 in the ’06 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series, three-time race winner Alan Johnson led the point standings and looked well on his way toward strengthening his position after winning the Integra Shocks Fast Time Award. Fuller was second quickest of the 24 cars signed in representing DIRT MotorSports NorthEast and more importantly when it came time for the customary pre-race draw he selected the number one position to start the 50-mile main on the pole. And right along side was Decker, who time trialed 11th fastest in his back-up car after suffering a blown motor in warm-ups.
As expected, Fuller bolted out to the early at the drop of the initial green flag with Decker right in tow. 2003 Eldora Big-Block 100 runner-up Matt Sheppard, ’02 race winner Brett Hearn and Johnson filled into the front-five slots as the leaders ducked high and low searching for the fastest way around the legendary Eldora oval. Despite the leaders reaching traffic for the first time on lap eight and weaving their way through with great finesse, this order remain intact for the first half of the race with a dozen cars scored on the lead lap with 50 down.
“When I was having a hard time passing in traffic I figured everybody else must have been too,” noted Fuller, following his most dominant performance since leading all but 32 laps in Rolling Wheels’ Firecracker 100 in July of 2005. He fell 10 circuits shy of leading the entire 50-lap Modified main en route to his RWR victory on May 7.
The lone yellow flag flew on lap 23 when Frank Cozze’s no. 44 TEO machine coasted to a stop in turn two. Fellow Pennsylvanian Butch Tittle made a pit stop during the slowdown and so did tour regular Gary Tomkins, only he never returned after suffering terminal mechanical failure with the no. 1 Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell Special. With the field back under green, rookie contender Kenny Stafford was the next victim of motor trouble, pulling pitside on lap 38 and with 49 clicked off on the scoreboard third-place runner Sheppard suddenly ducked to the infield with engine problems sidelining ‘Super Matt’ in the Ross Motorsports no. 44S BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell ride. “This Finger Lakes motor might even be the same one Danny (Johnson) won with a couple years ago,” said Sheppard before the race. “I hope it can make the distance, it can’t be any worse than how we’ve been so far. Its been one of the toughest years so far motorwise, we’ve been scraping things together for a while now.” Unfortunately for Sheppard, who lost out to Johnson in the ’03 Eldora event after a late race setback in traffic, the motor trouble continued and he was listed 18th on the final scoresheet.
Paine began the second half surge chasing down fifth-place runner Jimmy Phelps before settling into fourth with a move low under Alan Johnson on lap 58. Fuller and Decker continued to pull away from the pack leaving Hearn all alone in third and Paine by himself while Phelps dogged Johnson for fifth-place for a quarter of the race. Traffic thickened as the laps dwindled with Fuller making his first three-wide maneuver on lap 68 as he split the 3R2 machine of Rusty Smith and Z-Car of Butch Tittle entering turn one. With 13 laps to go Phelps used Sean Beardsley’s car for pick and finally slid under Johnson for fifth with all eyes soon turning to the leaders as they moved in to shadow the top-10 running cars.
After the first 90 laps of cat and mouse games between Fuller and Decker, the race-long leaders turned it into an all-out street fight during the final 10 circuits as they battled bumper-to-bumper in every turn for the number one spot. Making the match-up even more dramatic was the leaders’ ability to run down brothers Alan and Danny Johnson with Dale Planck sandwiched in between; each trying to bolster their own status while holding down spots six through eight as lapped cars joined in the mix. With just two laps to go, Fuller was forced to pull off a second three-wide stunt as Decker crept alongside attempting to use lapped cars to his advantage. This time Fuller wedged himself between Tittle and Planck coming across the line while Danny Johnson did everything he could to stay on the lead lap. The final lap was just as wild with cars scattering both high and low as Fuller escaped with a narrow victory, lapping up to the seventh-place Johnson to conclude another breathing-taking DIRT Modified experience for fans at Eldora.
“At the end there were a lot of cars taking up a lot of room and I moved down on Billy a couple times but he knew the deal,” said Fuller, as he did all but catch his breath during the post-race interview with race announcer Shane Andrews. “The middle was better in turns three and four with the high side the fast way around in one and two. But those were the same places everybody else was going so you had to do some quick thinking when it came time to get around in traffic. And I did everything I could not to lose out in the end, I just didn’t want to come out on the short side after being ahead so long.”
Although Decker looked like a suitable challenger throughout the show, he was still content with a runner-up finish wheeling a back-up LJL Racing car, his second straight top-five tally at Eldora after placing seventh in the ’02 inaugural event. “I almost thought I had (Tim) snookered in traffic at the end, that was the only way I could’ve caught him tonight,” said Decker, who erased an eight point deficit to Alan Johnson in the Advance Auto Parts SDS standings and emerged with a seven point advantage. “I knew I needed to come down a groove in turn three to have a chance to catch him and after that I still needed to time it just right when we hit traffic together. Some of the lapped cars weren’t too cordial out there, you had to fight for every spot no matter what place you were in.”
Hearn settled for the show position, the first time in three attempts at Eldora that he remained trackside for the duration without making a pit stop. “Wow, that was a long stretch of green flag laps, those guys ran so good just like they’ve been doing all season,” said Hearn, who charged from last to first after stopping pit side for fresh rubber en route to the first DIRT Modified victory at Eldora in 2002. “If I had to start all over again all I would do is change the stagger a bit to maybe get us a little closer to the front. They had the field covered pretty much. Third is still good so we’ll just go on to the next race and try to get a couple spots better. There’s still a long way to go and we’re moving closer to where we want to be when it matters most.”
Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Race #13 – Eldora Speedway, August 5, 2006 ‘Advance Auto Parts Big-Block 100’ Modified Event Summary

FIN STR CAR# DRIVER
1 1 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY ($6,000)
2 2 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
3 6 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
4 11 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
5 5 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
6 4 14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY
7 17 *27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
8 9 73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
9 12 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
10 20 71 David VanHorn,Jr./Phillipsburg,NJ
11 14 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
12 19 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
13 15 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
14 22 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
15 18 8g Keith Swartzlander/Apollo,PA
16 13 *r2 Rusty Smith/Bethlehem,PA
17 7 17t Todd Town/Jordan,NY
18 3 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
19 23 3g Gary Risch,Jr./Sarver,PA
20 21 20d Del Rougeux,Jr./Frenchville,PA
21 16 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
22 10 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
23 8 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
24 24 6 Tim Harris/Brewerton,NY
*Smith & Johnson drove their back-up cars and started in rear of field.
LAP LEADER: Fuller (1-100).
CAUTION: 1 (lap 23).
ECKERD 200 QUALIFIER: Steve Paine.

QUALIFYING
FAST AVE
TIME MPH CAR# DRIVER
1 16.358 110.038 14J Alan Johnson/Phelps, NY
*$100 Integra Shocks Fast Qualifier Award
2 16.391 109.816 19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY
3 16.495 109.124 44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA
4 16.643 108.154 73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY
5 16.658 108.056 1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY
6 16.666 108.004 20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ
7 16.713 107.701 98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY
8 16.715 107.688 42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY
9 16.728 107.604 7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY
10 16.785 107.239 44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY
11 16.791 107.200 91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY
12 16.794 107.181 17t Todd Town/Jordan,NY
13 16.826 106.977 r2 Rusty Smith/Bethlehem,PA
14 16.858 106.774 27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY
15 16.886 106.597 Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA
16 17.124 105.116 60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY
17 17.137 105.036 6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY
18 17.319 103.932 8g Keith Swartzlander/Apollo,PA
19 17.354 103.722 8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY
20 17.365 103.657 3g Gary Risch,Jr./Sarver,PA
21 17.398 103.460 20d Del Rougeux,Jr./Frenchville,PA
22 17.607 102.232 18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY
23 17.690 101.752 71 David VanHorn,Jr./Phillipsburg,NJ
24 -NT- ----- 6 Tim Harris/Brewerton,NY

Heat Races (8 laps, all finishers transferred to feature, top 4 went to re-draw)
#1: A.Johnson, Planck, Sheppard, Phelps, Smith, Stafford, Sears, Beardsley.
#2: Tomkins, Fuller, Decker, Ward, Isabell, D.Johnson, VanHorn, Risch.
#3: Cozze, Hearn, Paine, Town, Tittle, Swartzlander, Rougeux, Harris (DNS).

Advance Auto Parts Super Series Point Standings (through August 5, 2006)
No. Driver Points Diff Money Wins Top-5 Top-10 Starts
1 91 Billy Decker 1,023 0 $33,925 3 9 10 13
2 14J Alan Johnson 1,016 (7) $35,625 3 8 9 13
3 19 Tim Fuller 1,003 (20) $28,300 2 10 10 13
4 20 Brett Hearn 907 (116) $24,450 2 6 8 13
5 42p Pat Ward 866 (157) $12,900 0 3 10 13
6 1 Gary Tomkins 853 (170) $18,450 0 6 8 13
7 27J Danny Johnson 836 (187) $16,050 1 1 8 13
8 98h Jimmy Phelps 821 (202) $12,900 0 3 10 13
9 44s Matt Sheppard 776 (247) $10,325 0 1 7 13
10 77x Dale Planck 770 (253) $15,475 1 2 7 12
11 44c Frank Cozze 739 (284) $8,350 0 2 5 13
12 7x Steve Paine 733 (290) $9,150 0 1 6 13
13 8J Tom Sears Jr. 593 (430) $5,825 0 1 2 12
14 10 Stewart Friesen 519 (504) $3,713 0 0 2 10
15 11 Kyle Jacobs 445 (578) $3,825 0 1 1 9
16 32c Vic Coffey 426 (597) $5,775 0 2 5 7
17 3 Justin Haers 408 (615) $3,400 0 0 2 8
18 Z Butch Tittle 364 (659) $2,650 0 0 0 9
19 39 Tim McCreadie 308 (715) $6,950 0 3 4 5
20 42 Jimmy Horton 255 (768) $7,100 1 1 1 4
21 60 Kenny Stafford 242 (781) $1,700 0 0 0 5
22 6J Joe Isabell 211 (812) $1,250 0 0 0 3
23 42B Kevin Bates 200 (823) $1,200 0 0 0 4
24 73 Ryan Jacobs 197 (826) $900 0 0 0 3
25 6 Pat O'Brien 195 (828) $6,500 0 2 2 2

Advance Auto Parts DIRT Modified Entries – August 5 (24)
Z Butch Tittle/Saylorsburg,PA Smith Excavating & Paving-Tittle & Sons Motorsports/TEO/Fiehl
1 Gary Tomkins/Clifton Springs,NY Honeoye Auto Parts-Pillsbury/Bicknell/Mastin
r2 Rusty Smith/Bethlehem,PA Smith Excavating & Paving-Bourdeau Financial/TEO/David VanHorn,Sr.
3g Gary Risch,Jr./Sarver,PA Budweiser (LaRusse Distributing)-Sarver True Value/TEO/Enders
6 Tim Harris/Brewerton,NY Bennett's Car Care/Bicknell/Carr Power
6j Joe Isabell/Pennellville,NY JIR Motorsports-A&D Structures/Bicknell/Morrison
7x Steve Paine/Waterloo,NY Tallmadge Tire-Terrell's Potato Chips-Geneva Homes-J&M/TEO/Finger Lakes
8g Keith Swartzlander/Apollo,PA Budweiser (LaRusse Distributing)-Sarver True Value/Bicknell/Enders
8j Tom Sears,Jr./Clay,NY JIR Motorsports-Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal,Inc./TEO/Morrison
14j Alan Johnson/Phelps,NY NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell/Morrison
17t Todd Town/Jordan,NY Town Mechanical,Inc.-My Sister The Lister/Troyer/Carr Power
18 Sean Beardsley/Central Square,NY Town Mechanical,Inc-American Aluminum(Fla)/Troyer/Moshier
19 Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY JL Motorsprts(Native Poker)-Chiefs Tobacco&Gas-G&R Auto Parts/TEO/Enders
20 Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ Madsen Mtrsprts-Wentworth Custom Homes-BPG Racing-Kruger/TEO/Enders
20d Del Rougeux,Jr./Frenchville,PA Vinyl Graphics Unlimited-Maloney Tool & Mold-K&N Perf.Filters/PMC/Precision
27j Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas/Troyer/Kevlar
42p Pat Ward/Genoa,NY Gypsum Express,Ltd.-Stadium International/Bicknell/Enders
44 Frank Cozze/Wind Gap,PA Waite's General Contr-Carquest Auto Prt-Bert Transmission/TEO/Feil-M2 Power
44s Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY BKS/G-U Hardware-Currier Pastics-Adam Ross Cut Stone/Bicknell/FingerLakes
60 Kenny Stafford/Homer,NY HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO/Chevy
71 David VanHorn,Jr./Phillipsburg,NJ Harmony Sand&Gravel-Diamond Hart Ent.-Art's Radiator/TEO/D.VanHorn,Sr.
73 Dale Planck/Cortland,NY East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation/Bicknell/Enders
91 Billy Decker/Unadilla,NY Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell/Enders
98h Jimmy Phelps/Baldwinsville,NY Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer/Bruneau-JanCen

SKIDMARKS
2006 Tour 12: For the second straight year DIRT MotorSports™ has signed up the best big-block Modified teams in the Northeast to compete in every Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series show. The list of a dozen contracted drivers (in alphabetical order) includes popular Pennsylvania pilot Frank Cozze, four-time and defending Eckerd 200 titlist Billy Decker, reigning overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, DIRT's winningest big-block Modified driver Alan Johnson, five-time DIRT MotorSports NE Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, Canandaigua (NY) Speedway record-setter Steve Paine, second-year tour mainstay Jimmy Phelps, first-year full-time Series follower Dale Planck, rising star Matt Sheppard, former Mr. DIRT champion Gary Tomkins and 30-year open-wheel veteran Pat Ward.
Doctor’s Report: Dave Thompson’s Quality Concrete-King Enterprises-Chiefs Tobacco & Gas Team has undergone quite a turnaround since making its 2006 Advance Auto Parts SDS debut at Hagerstown Speedway in March with first-string drivers Stewart Friesen and Dale Planck behind the wheel of a pair of Troyer entries. Kyle Jacobs replaced Planck in early May before Danny Johnson filled in for the fired Friesen in mid-July. Most recently Jacobs was released from his driving chores as Johnson assumed top billing in the familiar no. 27J open-wheel machine, this time sporting a black color scheme. Meanwhile, rookie car owner/driver Ryan Jacobs recently departed from AAP Series activity leaving his new teammate Planck to anchor the East End Auto Parts & Construction-Jacob's Excavation squad. Planck even drove Jacob’s new aerodynamically advanced no. 73 Bicknell ride as the latest transition allowed little time to re-number the sheet metal with Planck’s signature number 77x.
SDS Roster Additions: With 24 teams making the trek to southwestern Ohio, only two drivers made their first appearance in the 2006 Advance Auto Parts SDS at Eldora on Saturday. Pennsylvanian Keith Swartzlander (finished 15th) easily qualified for the century grind while Central New Yorker Tim Harris (24th) had spark plug trouble during warm-ups to miss his heat and started at the back of the field in their initial attempts. Although 41 years of age, Swartzlander is enjoying just his second season behind the wheel of a big-block Modified after three years of Dwarf Car/Mod Lite competition. He served for many years as a crew member on his older brother Brian Swartzlander’s (who turned 47 on Aug. 5) Western Pennsylvania-based team. Swartzlander teamed with car owner Gary Risch, Jr. at Eldora and bad luck followed even before they turned a lap as the fuel line ripped off the truck after catching on the track lip just as they entered the infield in turn three. Brewerton, N.Y. resident Harris spent much more time driving the JIR Motorsports team hauler down from the Pennellville, N.Y. speed shop as he registered only a few practice laps before the no. 6 Bennett’s Car Care/Bicknell entry was revived in time to add more laps in the feature go. Harris had the wheel during a 10-hour drive that brought the familiar tour cars of Tom Sears Jr. (#8J) and Joe Isabell (#6J) as well as Harris’ own open-wheel ride.
Fast Laps: Time trials for the 23 cars took just 9 minutes, 24 seconds with Alan Johnson posting the fast time (16.358 sec./110.038 mph) to win his second Integra Shocks Fast Time Award. Johnson was the 12th car out followed immediately by second fast time timer Tim Fuller while Frank Cozze was third quick after being the first car to take time. The one-lap clocking for ‘A.J. Slideways’ was just a couple ticks off the top DIRT Modified speed recorded by Billy Decker (16.305 sec./110.396 mph) in the previous trip to Eldora in 2003. Decker mirrored Harris’ early misfortune in Saturday evening hot laps as he too lost a motor in the LJL Racing no. 91 Gypsum Wholesalers-Stadium Int'l-Quality Hardwoods/Bicknell mount yet was able to unload his back-up car in time to run under the clocks.
Hearn Hits High Water Mark: Brett Hearn was not only in pursuit of his 700th career feature win at Eldora, the Sussex, N.J. standout looked to increase his all-time DIRT-high total to 484, currently owning 323 DIRT big-block and160 DIRT small-block main event victories since scoring his first in an Advance auto Parts Super DIRT Series event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway on July 15, 1981. Including two extra-distance triumphs this season, the ‘Jet’ has also captured a pair of AAP Series victories in 2006 to improve his tour-best total to 89 during the past 26 seasons.
Paine Finds Lane To Ohio: Just a couple weeks back, Steve Paine was running so far off kilter that another nine-hour haul to Eldora was almost an after thought. But after finding his front-running form in the Grandview show his attendance in the Buckeye State was never in question. “It was definitely in our best interest to be here,” said Paine, who hinted at an even busier schedule by the time the 2007 season arrives. “We’ve put a lot of time in the program lately, I thing we’re finally starting to turn the corner.” Better late than never as the saying goes, with Paine still in the hunt for an unprecedented seventh straight DIRT Modified points crown at his hometrack of Canandaigua (NY) Speedway.
Homepage Highlights: The Official DIRT MotorSports NorthEast Web site at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/DirtNE/SDS includes Advance Auto Parts Series driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There are also specific links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Get Out The Word First: With RACEceiver now recognized as the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports™ in 2006, fans, as well as the competing drivers, were able to hear first hand everything that was happening throughout the entire Eldora show. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver’s pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans allows RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866/301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
Tracks Know The Score: In DIRT MotorSports™ ongoing effort to assist every sanctioned track with presenting the best possible race programs, DMS has teamed with AMB i.t. which continues to be recognized as the Official Timing System of DIRT MotorSports. AMB i.t. is the world’s leader in automatic race timing and scoring systems and the DIRT organization is proud to retain the company as a valued partner in the timing and scoring of all DIRT MotorSports events.



Eckerd Store Specials: Eckerd Pharmacies in New York and Pennsylvania will give away close to 1,000 free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races held throughout the 2006 season. The popular Eckerd program is part of the promotion for the Oct. 8 Eckerd 200 Championship race at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, N.Y. Each Eckerd Pharmacy promotion will feature DIRT driver appearances, race cars, the Eckerd “cut-away” Modified, free autograph cards and free tickets to Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series/Eckerd 200 Qualifier Races. Fans can find more information on the Eckerd promotion by visiting Eckerd Pharmacy online at www.eckerd.com. For race information, please visit www.dirtmotorsports.com.

DATE TRACK (PHONE) DRIVER/APPEARANCE ECKERD STORE ADDRESS
Thr-Aug 10 Canandaigua Speedway (585/394-0961) Vic Coffey / 12noon-2:00pm 539 North Main St – Canandaigua, NY
Wed-Aug 30 Brewerton Speedway (315/668-6906) Pat Ward / 12noon-2:00pm 8379 Thompson Road – Cicero, NY
Sun-Sep 3 Cayuga Co. Fair Speedway (315/834-6606) Matt Sheppard / 11:00am-1:00pm 113 Downer Street – Baldwsinville, NY
Mon-sep 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway (315/689-7809) Steve Paine / 11:00am-1:00pm 153 Grant Avenue – Auburn, NY
Sat-sep 9 Lebanon Valley Speedway (518/794-9965) Kenny Tremont / 10:00am-12noon 463 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
Sat-Sep 30 Fulton Speedway (315/593-6531) Vic Coffey / 9:00am-11:00am 503 South Second St. - Fulton, NY
Mon-Oct 9 Super DIRT Week XXXV WINNER / 10:0am-12noon Eckerd, TBA

Next Event: The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series returns to action with the mighty DIRT big-block Modifieds crossing the Canadian border Monday to contend in the 14th Annual Trevor Wilkens Memorial at Merrittville Speedway; the first Advance Auto Parts SDS shootout staged at the Thorold, Ontario oval since 1992. The 100-lap main event pays out $6,000 to the winner plus offers valuable points towards the overall Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Championship.

2006 Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series Schedule
NP=Non-Point event.
DAY-DATE LAPS TRACK WINNER/LOCATION
Wed-Feb 15 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park JIMMY HORTON
Thr-Feb 16 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park TIM FULLER
Fri-Feb 17 30-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Feb 18 50-NP Volusia Speedway Park BRETT HEARN
Sat-Mar 25 100 Hagerstown Speedway BRETT HEARN
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway BILLY DECKER
Sun-May 7 50 Rolling Wheels Raceway TIM FULLER
Sun-May 28 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway DANNY JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 14 100 Lernerville Speedway BILLY DECKER
Thr-Jun 15 100 Susquehanna Speedway JIMMY HORTON
Wed-Jun 21 100 Ransomville Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Wed-Jun 28 100 Fulton Speedway Rain-Cancelled
Mon-Jul 3 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Rain-Cancelled
Tue-Jul 4 100 Brockville Ont Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sun-Jul 9 100 Cornwall Motor Speedway DALE PLANCK
Mon-Jul 10 100 Autodrome Drummond BRETT HEARN
Thr-Jul 13 100 Orange Co Fair Speedway BILLY DECKER
Wed-Jul 19 100 Grandview Speedway ALAN JOHNSON
Sat-Aug 5 100 Eldora Speedway TIM FULLER
Mon-Aug 7 100 Merrittville Speedway Thorold,ONT
Thr-Aug 10 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Wed-Aug 16 100 New Egypt Speedway New Egypt,NJ
Wed-Aug 30 100 Brewerton Speedway Brewerton,NY
Sun-Sep 3 100 Cayuga Co Fair Speedway Weedsport,NY
Mon-Sep 4 100 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 9 200 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon,NY
Fri-Sep 15 100 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua,NY
Sat-Sep 23 200 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge,NY
Sat-Sep 30 200-NP Fulton Speedway Fulton,NY
Sun-Oct 8 200 New York State Fairgrnds Syracuse,NY
Sun-Oct 15 100 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,PA
Sun-Oct 22 200 Orange Co Fair Speedway Middletown,NY
*All events subject to change.


Test & Tune Opens Eldora Run For Advance Auto Parts Series Modifieds

Rossburg, OH – August 4, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
Eight DIRT Northeast Modified teams took advantage of the optional test and tune session offered Friday, Aug. 4 at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway, with a mix of big-block veterans and first time visitors signing in for practice on the nationally acclaimed Rossburg, Ohio layout. A full field of ground-pounding open-wheel racers is expected to converge on Stewart’s high-banked 1/2-miler Saturday evening for the third 'Advance Auto Parts Big-Block 100.'
Of the drivers warming up on Friday, only current Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series points leader Alan Johnson, third-generation racer David VanHorn and Pennsylvanian Butch Tittle logged previous track time at Eldora while Tittle’s Keystone State traveling partner Rusty Smith, Central New York teammates Sean Beardsley and Todd Town, contracted tour driver Jimmy Phelps and ’06 DIRT Modified Rookie of the Year contender Kenny Stafford made their debut in the Buckeye State. In the two eight-circuit hot lap sessions, Phelps and Stafford recorded the fastest laps while Johnson was among the top-three quickest in each outing.
“After getting here I didn’t remember much about the track but once out there the wide turns were familiar,” said Johnson, who unveiled the first edition of a 2007 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) chassis during the night. Jeff Rudalavage, car owner of Johnson’s no. 14J NativePoker.Com-WPC Associates,Inc.-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell entry that also housed a fresh Pat Morrison-prepared powerplant, said there were only a few minor differences from the ’06 BRP copy; most noticeably a Dodge Charger rear window on the new ride and a Ford Taurus on the tried and trusted mount stationed in the pits. “Its funny that the track seems big and narrow looking at it from the outside and once you’re on it seems small and wide. It was also a little rougher tonight than I remember it. I was fighting a push out there, just couldn’t get it to turn,” Johnson added.
Popular Baldwinsville, N.Y. pilot Phelps posted the best time of 17.504 sec. (102.834 mph) steering the H&H Motorsports no. 98H Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer car in his first-ever track visit. “It’s a very impressive facility and definitely a very fast track,” said Phelps, enjoying his second season following the AAP Super DIRT Series and still in search of his first tour triumph. “You can stay (on the gas) pretty good all the way around, passing will be another story. We still have a lot of changes to make but at least we kept it off the wall.”
Teenager Stafford was the fastest in the second segment, stopping the clocks at 17.731 sec. (101.517 mph) aboard his no. 60 HS Edinger Trucking-Amsoil-Fast Line Performance/TEO machine. “The brake line got pulled out and I didn’t have any brakes about halfway through,” divulged Stafford, 17, defending champion of the Sportsman title race during Super DIRT Week staged at the New York State Fairgrounds Mile in Syracuse. The Homer, N.Y. speedster leaves for Alfred State College on Aug. 16 to begin his freshman year in pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering degree and will miss only a couple events in quest of DIRT’s coveted first-year Modified award. “I guess you can go pretty fast not worrying about stopping. A lot of people talk about the walls around here but they never bothered me since I couldn’t really see them all night.”
Talented New Jersey driver VanHorn ---grandson of the legendary Carl “Fuzzy” VanHorn--- joined Phelps, Stafford and Johnson among the four fastest wheelmen in both practice sessions, with Tittle, Beardsley, Town and Smith completing the field. “This place was really exciting and a lot of fun to run on last time I was here, not much has changed,” said VanHorn, who was the first one out on the track each time in his yellow no. 71 Harmony Sand&Gravel-Diamond Hart Ent.-Art's Radiator/TEO entry. “It wasn’t too bad out there tonight, I was close to keeping my foot down most of the way while looking around trying different lines to run. The car was kinda wishy-washy so we’ll just try to get it a little more stable and we should be alright.”
Johnson finished fourth in the ’02 DIRT Modified debut at Eldora and ended up sixth in his return the following year, with both seasons ending with the overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT Championship trophy on his mantle. The 2003 event marked the lone appearance at the big ‘E’ for both VanHorn (7th) and Tittle (16th). Johnson (48 yrs.) and Tittle are the most seasoned of the drivers that attended practice day, with Tittle (52 yrs.) beginning his short-track career in 1972 and ‘A.J. Slideways’ entering the big-block Modified ranks the following year.

SKIDMARKS
A fleet of three motorhomes heading to Ohio for the DIRT show produced mixed results in their excursion from the Empire State. Area Auto Racing News tradepaper reporters Don and JoAnn Davies suffered a left-front blow-out and avoided a major spill on the NYS Thruway early Thursday morning between Buffalo and Rochester. Former Fulton & Brewerton speedway promoters Joan and Harvey Fink endured an electrical failure in their own vehicle and turned around toward home on Friday while Dave and Nancy McDonald were the lone couple to arrive at Eldora later that afternoon.
The DIRT Modifieds mixed in their hot laps sessions on Friday between qualifying events for the winged World of Outlaws Sprint Series warriors (33 cars entered) and Sunoco American Late Model Series (40 cars). The Northeastern big-blocks join the UMP Modifieds and Eldora’s own Advance Auto Parts Stock Cars to complete the tripleheader on Saturday with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m. following time trials.
Registered to join Advance Auto Parts SDS regulars Alan Johnson and Jimmy Phelps for the century grind are contracted drivers Frank Cozze, Billy Decker, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Steve Paine, Dale Planck, Matt Sheppard, Gary Tomkins and Pat Ward. Hearn (’02) and Danny Johnson (’03) won in DIRT’s only two previous appearances. Decker was scheduled to compete Friday night at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway in a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. Also on the pre-race entry list from around the Northeast are a host of Pennsylvanians including Gary Risch and Brian Swartzlander, Kevin Bolland, Del Rougeux Jr., Dave Murdick and Dave Schrader, Ohioan Jim Rasey plus New Yorkers Justin Hears, Tom Sears Jr. and Joe Isabell.
Grandstand general admission tickets on Saturday are $20 for adults (16 yrs. +), $10 for youths (12-15 yrs.), $5 for children (7-11 yrs.), and free for kids (6 and under). The ticket office opens Saturday at 2:30 p.m., gates unlock at 3 p.m. and warm-ups begin at 6 o’clock followed by DIRT Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials. Please call 937/338-3815 for additional information about the speedway. Directions and area events can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. Follow the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series throughout the season by logging into www.dirtmotorsports.com and clicking on DIRT NorthEast from the left side selections.


‘Empire DIRT Series’ Back On Track Aug. 13 With “Live” TV At Cayuga County

Weedsport, NY – August 3, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
The 2006 Empire DIRT Series returns to the forefront at Cayuga County Fair Speedway with round number four scheduled on Sunday, August 13 at the homebase of DIRT MotorSports Northeast. The fourth in the seven-race made-for-television auto racing program gets underway with qualifying set for 7 p.m. and gates opening at 5 o’clock.
Sun Tire backs the full show of DIRT Modified, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Street Stock and 4-Cylinder Enduro racing at the popular Route 31 site. Both the 35-lap Modified and 20-lap Sportsman features will be televised in their entirety “live” on Time Warner Sports to close out the 8-9:30 pm time slot. Adult general admission tickets are $15 each, Senior Citizens (60 yrs + over) $14, Students (11-18 yrs) $8 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Bringing the curtain down on the program will be a return appearance by local daredevil Johnny Danger. Making his debut on Aug. 6 at Cayuga County with a “Fire & Ice T-Bone Crash” exhibition, Danger blows into town the second Sunday in August with another truly hot promotion --- a “Fireworks In A Can” speedway spectacular! This explosive extravaganza takes place on the homestretch with a fabulous Fourth of July display done all inside the confines of a luxury conversion van and right in front of the grandstand audience.
The lead-off Empire DIRT Series events have boasted three different winners with Justin Haers dominating the opener and Alan Johnson rallying to capture round two before Vic Coffey closed out July by scoring his first career big-block victory at the historic Weedsport oval. Ever-consistent Jimmy Phelps (2nd, 3rd, 6th) recently moved to the top in the EDS standings, leading Johnson by a 261-252 point margin, followed by Dale Planck (233), Danny Johnson (230) and Pat Ward (229). Phelps also leads the season-long track points chase over Alan Johnson, Ward, Tim Fuller and Danny Johnson.
Roy Bresnahan, Rob Bellinger and Shawn Donath have reached victory lane after posting DIRT Sportsman wins in front of the camera while Russ Hefti (3 wins) continues to lead Tom Juhl, Bresnahan, Bellinger and Joe Williams Jr. on the overall CCFS points chart. Six point race wins afford Dave Mannise a commanding lead in the Street Stock standings and Craig Dingey leads the points chase for the first-ever 4-Cylinder Enduro division crown.
Along with Time Warner Cable viewers at home able to witness a pair of open-wheel feature events, the Modified consolation round (based on weather and time limitations) will also be included in each 1-1/2 hours show. Doug Elkins and Shane Andrews are co-hosts throughout the evening while Mark Kenyon reports pitside with behind-the-scenes interviews. TWC will also air each program twice more during the following week.
In addition, motorsports fans across the country will be able to tune into DIRTvision.com at 7 p.m. EST to watch the live cybercasts. A bonus of four more weeks of open-wheel action will follow the seven live shows with those Super DIRT Week Classics beginning Sept. 10 and leading into Super DIRT Week ’06 on the Syracuse Mile. The Empire DIRT Series will miss only one weekend (Aug. 6) and run every Sunday through September 3, with each show televised "live" from 8:00-9:30pm, EST.
Cayuga County Fair Speedway is located one mile off Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway; a 15-minute trip west from Syracuse and only an hour's venture east from downtown Rochester. Contact the track office at 315/834-6606 or log into www.cayugacountyfairspeedway.com to view complete 2006 track schedule as well as additional information posted throughout the season.

2006 Empire DIRT Series/Time Warner Cable Program Schedule
Empire DIRT Series Schedule
July 30 –Re-aired 8/5 @10:00pm, 8/8 @ 7:00pm & 8/12 @ 10:00pm
August 6 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Re-airing of July 30 show
August 13 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/15 @ 3:30pm & 8/19 @ 10:00pm
August 20 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/22 @ 9:30pm & 8/25 @ 9:30pm
August 27 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 8/29 @ 9:30pm & 9/2 @ 9:00pm
September 3 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE; Re-aired 9/5 & 9/8 or 9/9, TBA

Super DIRT Week Classic Schedule
September 10 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
September 17 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
September 24 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show
October 1 – 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Super DIRT Week Classic show


Big-Blocks & Barbecue At Canandaigua For Advance Auto Parts ‘Summer Sizzler’

Canandaigua, NY – August 3, 2006 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR Director
DIRT MotorSports NorthEast charter member Canandaigua Speedway hosts the premier big-block Modified tour in the country for the 27th consecutive season. August 10 marks the return of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series to the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval for round 15 of the original 27-race trail which promises to be one of the best ever with DIRT’s best open-wheel drivers coming to town. The 19th Super Summer Sizzler 100, this year sponsored by Honeoye Auto Parts and Turner Automotive, also includes a BRP CanAm Series Late Model special.
Pit Gates unlock on Thursday at 3 p.m. and the main grandstands open at 4 o’clock. A special chicken barbecue will be served from 4-6 p.m. in the pavilion behind the concession area which is open to the public and race teams, including visits by DIRT NorthEast’s Top-12 contracted drivers. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. with big-block Modified Integra Shocks Time Trials to follow at 6:45 p.m. and the first BRP LM qualifying heat staged at immediately after. 'Live' CyberSeries internet coverage through www.dirtvision.com is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30pm, EST. Adult general admission tickets are $20 each, Senior Citizens $18, Students (11-18 yrs) $10 and Children (10 yrs. + under) Free.
Although each remains in search of their first tour win of ’06, open-wheel all-stars Gary Tomkins, Steve Paine and Matt Sheppard will still be the men to beat come Thursday with $6,000 on the line for the 100-lap winner. They not only rank among the highest on Canandaigua's big-block Modified points chart, they comprise a quarter of the current group of a dozen contracted drivers, joining Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Billy Decker, Pat Ward, Frank Cozze, Dale Planck, Jimmy Phelps and Canandaigua's all-time win leader Alan Johnson on the ‘Land of Legends’ list.
Alan Johnson leads the Advance Auto Parts SDS point standings steering the potent Jeff Rudalavage/Tony Laughing-owned no. 14J NativePoker.com-WPC Associates-Pine Line Auto Sales/Bicknell machine to three victories in the op