DIRTcar Big Blocks Back At Eastern States 200

Full Super DIRTcar Series Schedule Released

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Mat Williamson (88) battles championship rival Matt Sheppard during Saturday's Super DIRTcar Series feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (Jim Denhamer Photo)
Mat Williamson (88) battled Matt Sheppard for the Super DIRTcar Series title in 2019. (Jim Denhamer Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. — Thirty races make up the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified schedule, including a return to Orange County Fair Speedway for the Eastern States 200.

The Eastern States 200, scheduled for Oct. 25, will pay $40,000 to the winner. Also, for the first time, the series will take on New York’s Thunder Mountain Speedway. Bridgeport Speedway also returns with a $7,500-to-win feature on the new three-eighths-mile version of the New Jersey track.

Finally, Ontario favorite Ohsweken Speedway is back with a $10,000-to-win, NAPA Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 Qualifier on July 6.

The season will start with non-point events during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11-15. The points-paying season rumbles to life at Can-Am Speedway with a $7,500-to-win Thunder in the Thousand Islands 100 on Saturday, April 11.

Weedsport Speedway is a part of the very fabric of short track big-block modified racing having hosted Super DIRTcar Series races since 1972. The series has contested the Central New York oval 68 times and the 2020 schedule will add three more names and numbers to the winner’s list.

The first of Weedsport’s three races is the Heroes Remembered 100 on Memorial Day, May 25. Then, on Sunday, July 26, $10,000 and a guaranteed NAPA Super DIRT Week berth will go to the winner of the annual Hall of Fame 100.  Finally, on Monday, Sept. 12, Weedsport hosts a mega-event, which will also award more than $10,000 to the winner and a Billy Whittaker Cars 200 starting position.

Tuesday, June 23, marks the first NAPA Super DIRT Week Billy Whittaker Cars 200 qualifier of 2020. A guaranteed start and $10,000 are on the line at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Brett Hearn’s The Big Show XII. Later in the season, the fan-favorite Malta, N.Y., track hosts a second Billy Whittaker Cars qualifier on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Battle at Toga pays out $10,000 to the winner, as well.

The high-banked bullring of Cornwall Motor Speedway follows on Sunday, June 28. The next day, Monday, June 29, the series rolls up to another bullring, Le RPM Speedway in Quebec.

Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y., is set for a huge year on the Super DIRTcar Series tour. The historic track, and weekly home of Matt Sheppard, Erick Rudolph and more, has three Super DIRTcar Series races scheduled. On Thursday, July 2, celebrate Independence Day with the Liberty 100. The series then returns on Thursday, Aug. 13 for the Gerald Haers Memorial and a second $7,500-to-win feature on the high-speed Finger Lakes New York half-mile. Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 19, a minimum of $10,000 and a NAPA Super DIRT Week guaranteed start are on the line to wrap up the three-race Land of Legends miniseries.

The long-awaited return of the Super DIRTcar Series to Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway is on Monday, July 6, which is also the 25th Anniversary of their first racing event. The series comes back in a big way with a 100-lap feature to pay $10,000-to-win as well as a guaranteed start at NAPA Super DIRT Week. Chad Brachmann took the first of only two previous races at the three-eighths-mile speedway back in 2015. The next day, Tuesday, July 7, the series rolls back stateside to Niagara County for the Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway.

The next stop is another Monday-Tuesday doubleheader, this time in Quebec. On July 20, Autodrome Granby hosts the Super DIRTcar Series to kick off the Quebec swing. The next day, Tuesday, July 21, is Autodrome Drumond’s turn to pack the stands for Series action.

Tuesday, July 28 the Super DIRTcar Series goes to the Orange County Fair. The Battle on the Midway 100 at Orange County Fair Speedway is a NAPA Super DIRT Week qualifier paying $10,000 to the victor.

The Series returns to Middletown, N.Y., one more time in 2020, with the $40,000-to-win Eastern States 200 on Sunday, Oct. 25 officially a Super DIRTcar Series points race once again.

Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey has played host to 18 Super DIRTcar Series races in its illustrious history. The series returns for the 19th time on Wednesday, July 29 for a $7,500-to-win feature.

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Super DIRTcar Series makes its inaugural visit to New York’s Thunder Mountain Speedway. Thunder Mountain also announced DIRTcar sanctioning for 358 Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds in 2020.

The Mr. DIRT Track USA is set once again for the giant Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 5, and paying $25,500 to the winner plus a guaranteed spot in the NAPA Super DIRT Week field. The next day, Sunday, Sept. 6, the series rolls to Utica-Rome Speedway.

The biggest event of the season takes place on Oct. 7-11 in Oswego, N.Y. Dirt will cover Oswego Speedway for the fifth consecutive year for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX featuring the $50,000-to-win Billy Whittaker Cars 200 on Sunday, Oct. 11.

The Series’ final trip to Canada is Friday, Oct. 16 for the Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Finally, two Can-Am World Finals Features at The Dirt Track at Charlotte will decide the points for the championship race.

To view the complete schedule, click below.