Pictured is Larry Wight competing in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 during Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway last season.

OSWEGO — DIRTcar Racing officials have released the schedule for 2019 NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, the biggest annual week in DIRTcar Racing with nearly $400,000 at stake across events at Oswego Speedway and surrounding venues.

Super DIRT Week will be held Oct. 9-13 in Oswego.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, is when the first campers begin to arrive between noon and 5 p.m. at Oswego Speedway to make their home for “Racing’s Biggest Party.” RVs and tent campers will continue to fill the speedway grounds at noon on Oct. 7 as well.

Special paint schemes for cars in all four divisions start to be unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 8, when NAPA Super DIRT Week’s Early Bird inspection begins. Then, Tuesday night, Utica-Rome Speedway is host to the Super DIRT Week Pregame Party with the first green-flag laps of NAPA Super DIRT Week. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., includes a $4,000-to-win DIRTcar 358 Modified Series feature as well as a $1,000-to-win DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series race.

The annual parade showcasing NAPA Super DIRT Week to the residents of Oswego takes place at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Cars from all divisions will rumble through the city so fans can see the cars up close before they hit the track. Then at 3 p.m., the Super DIRTcar Series takes the track for the first practice sessions on the dirt surface at Oswego Speedway, followed by the DIRTcar 358 class and the Sportsman Modifieds.

At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, the Super Dirt Week Kickoff Party presented by Ferris at Weedsport Speedway keeps the action rolling. The St. Lawrence Radiology 100 for the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series tops the racing card, while the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series has a $1,000-to-win feature.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, there will be time trials for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 and the Salute the Troops 150, where the top six drivers will be locked into their feature events. The time trial sessions for the DIRTcar 358s start at 1:20 p.m., followed by the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds immediately after.

Action shifts Thursday night to Brewerton Speedway and the Hurricane 100 for the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series. The 100-lap feature pays $5,000 to the winner. Also, the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series will compete in a $1,000-to-win event.

DIRTcar Day in Oswego is Friday, Oct. 11. Kids 12-and-under are free, Oswego residents can buy one, get one free, and there is also a special admission price for college students. The night will include live music, fireworks, and of course racing.

On-track action that day begins at noon when the DIRTcar Pro Stocks see the racing surface for the first time. All divisions follow with their own practice sessions until 4:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Friday Night Lights Heat Races — including the DIRTcar Pro Stocks for the first time in NAPA Super DIRT Week history — roar to life at Oswego Speedway. Race fans will get to experience the full-fendered frenzy of several 12-lap Pro Stock heats, which decide the lineup for their 50-lap Sunday feature.

The Super DIRTcar Series headlines DIRTcar Day with the Triple 30s after the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Sportsman cars finish their heats.

The first Feature of NAPA Super DIRT Week rolls off on Saturday, Oct. 12, but first, all four series have their last-chance showdowns starting at 11 a.m.

At 2 p.m. Oct. 12, the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series’ Salute the Troops 150 takes the green flag. The top prize is $20,000 for the winner. Second place pays $8,000 and third place pays $4,000.

Action shifts to Fulton Speedway at 7 p.m. The 50-lap “Win and You’re In” event has been revamped and restructured for 2019. Once again Fulton Speedway will host with 360 Sprint Cars and Big-Block Modifieds on the card. Two features decided by draw will narrow the field down to one $4,000-to-win finale to decide the last qualified driver for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200. The event is open to any drivers regardless of whether or not they already are qualified for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200, with Larry Wight and Billy Decker already slated to compete.

Super DIRT Week concludes on Sunday, Oct. 13. The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds kick things off at 11 a.m. with the Chevy Performance 75. That is followed by the DIRTcar Pro Stock 50.

At 2 p.m., the 48th NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 takes the green flag for 200 laps around Oswego Speedway. The winner gets $50,000. Oswego Speedway has become known for two-, three-, and four-wide racing action from the top to the bottom of the track, which puts the winning move in the hands of the driver.

See www.SuperDIRTWeek.com for more details.

Super DIRT Week Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 6

Noon to 5 p.m. — Grounds open for camper parking, tickets available at Gate 6

Monday, Oct. 7

Noon to 5 p.m. — Grounds open for camper parking, tickets available at Gate 6

Tuesday, Oct. 8

9 a.m. — Tickets available at Gate 6

10 a.m. — Early Bird Tech Inspection

7 p.m. — Utica Speedway hosts the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and DIRTcar Sportsman

Wednesday, Oct. 9

7 a.m. — Gate 6 open for tickets, parking, campers, and haulers (24 hours)

10 a.m. — Gate 2 opens for tickets

Noon — Parade of cars through city of Oswego

3 p.m. — Practice for Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman

7 p.m. — Weedsport Speedway hosts races for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and DIRTcar Sportsman

Thursday, Oct. 10

10 a.m. — Grandstands open

11 a.m. — Gates 1 and 2 open for tickets

1:20 p.m. — DIRTcar 358 Modified Salute to the Troops 150 qualifying

2:45 p.m. — Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 qualifying

7:30 p.m. — Brewerton Speedway hosts the 27th Hurricane 100 for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, plus the DIRTcar Sportsman

Friday, Oct. 11

Noon — Grandstands open

1:45 p.m. — DIRTcar Pro Stock 50 qualifying

2:15 p.m. — DIRTcar Sportsman Chevrolet Performance 75 qualifying

7 p.m. — Oswego Speedway hosts Friday Night Lights DIRTcar Pro Stock, DIRTcar 358 Modified, Super DIRTcar Series, and DIRTcar Sportsman heats.

Saturday, Oct. 12

9:30 a.m. — Grandstands open

11 a.m. — Last-chance showdowns by division

2 p.m. — DIRTcar 358 Modified Salute to the Troops 150

7 p.m. — Fulton Speedway hosts the 360 Sprint Cars plus the Super DIRTcar Series Wild Card ‘Win and You’re in” race (winner advances to Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200)

Sunday, Oct. 13

10 a.m. — Grandstands open

11 a.m. — DIRTcar Sportsman Chevrolet Performance 75

Noon — DIRTcar Pro Stock 50

2 p.m. — Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200


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