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NAPA Super DIRT Week is Ready for Business

The New Stage is Set for Racing’s Biggest Party

OSWEGO, NY — Sept. 30, 2016 — In under 80 days, the 54-year-old Oswego Speedway has undergone a major overhaul for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, with renovations that would typically take crews a year to complete.


Since the “New Stage” was announced on July 14, construction crews have been scattered throughout the Oswego, NY facility putting in 10- to 12-hour workdays to transform the timeless Oswego Speedway in advance of the 45th Annual NAPA Super Dirt Week.


Super DIRT Week By the Numbers


NAPA Super DIRT Week By the Numbers

OSWEGO, NY – Sept. 29, 2016 – Racing’s biggest party has found a new stage 35 miles north of Syracuse at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Oswego, a historic paved, half-mile track, has been covered with clay for the first time since 1952 to accommodate NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, which has been around since 1972.


Here are some of the numbers that define NAPA Super DIRT Week:


Starter 101

The Difference between a Guaranteed, Provisional, and Preferred Starter

Confused about guaranteed, provisional and preferred starters? Many people are.


Here is how to figure out who is a guaranteed, provisional or preferred starter in 2016. The top 12 in each series point race (except the big blocks) carry a provisional starting spot into the weekend. In the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series a number of drivers carry Platinum Status based on series attendance. These drivers carry provisional status. However, that does not make them automatic starters in the big races. They need to run the time trials, heats and, if necessary, the non-qualifiers race. If they have to run the non-qualifiers race, they start at the front of the field. If they don’t make it their provisional status may kick in, depending on the number of provisional spots available and the number of provisional drivers “hanging.” A non-paid provisional starting status may be used if the field is complete, and if pit stalls are still available.


NAPA Super DIRT Week to Air on TV


All Four NAPA Super DIRT Week Divisions to Anchor Broadcast Partnership between SPEED SPORT, DIRTcar Racing and MAVTV


12-hour DIRTcar Racing package also includes Super DIRTcar Series events at Bad Boy Off Road World Finals, DIRTcar Nationals and Weedsport Speedway in addition to Late Models and UMP Modifieds


MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2016) - SPEED SPORT and DIRTcar Racing are joining together to bring dirt racing's biggest events to a national television audience on MAVTV.


The SPEED SPORT video production team, in conjunction with DIRTcar's, will produce 12 hours of television, including separate broadcasts for each of the four feature events from NAPA Super DIRT Week in October at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway, which is being covered with dirt for the first time ever. Also part of the package are the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified championship-deciding races from the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals Oct. 28-29 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. And SPEED SPORT will air a combination of DIRTcar events from the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals in February at Volusia Speedway Park, including Big-Block Modifieds, Late Models and UMP Modifieds.


Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern Join NAPA Super DIRT Week


Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern Join NAPA Super DIRT Week

Schedule Highlights and Format for Racing's Biggest Party

CONCORD, N.C. — Sept. 13, 2016 — DIRTcar Racing is pleased to announce partnerships with Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern for the naming rights of the two most storied events on the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week schedule, now the Bud Light 300 and the Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150.


Oswego Speedway Renovations


New Renovation Projects Being Completed Daily at the Oswego Speedway

With under a month until NAPA Super DIRT Week, Oswego Speedway is beginning to take shape.

CONCORD, N.C. — Sept. 9, 2016 — Improvements to the historic "Steel-Palace" Oswego Speedway in Central New York are progressing smoothly in advance of the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week on October 2-9, 2016.

With just under four weeks until DIRT cars take the 0.625-mile oval, crews are scattered around the grounds of the Oswego Speedway freshening up the 65-year-old facility. One of the most-aggressive projects is the Lakeview Grandstand that oversees the back-stretch of the speedway. Over the past couple of weeks, crews have been removing old rusted-out seats and overhauling them with new steel to accommodate 6622 fans.