Story By: JOE GRABIANOWSKI / DIRTCAR – CONCORD, NC – DIRTcar Racing is pleased to welcome back NAPA Auto Parts as the title sponsor of the 47th annual Super DIRT Week in Oswego, NY during the first week of October.
In its seventh consecutive year, the partnership brings together the storied tradition of 47 years of dirt racing in Central New York with the strong commitment from NAPA Auto Parts to deliver the best parts and service to its customers.
“NAPA Super DIRT Week has been the biggest dirt racing event in the Northeast for many years now, and last year was some of the best racing we’ve ever seen there,” said Ryan Nowitzke, General Manager of NAPA Auto Parts. “Being a part of the long-standing, iconic event helps us connect to the fans who are passionate about racing and all things automotive. We’ve had a great experience connecting with our core customers at NAPA Super DIRT Week over the past six years and expect the partnership will continue to have a positive impact on our stores. We look forward to another successful event at Oswego Speedway.”
NAPA Auto Parts, a staple in the Motorsports industry, continues to serve auto service professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality parts and supplies to keep cars, trucks and equipment performing safely and efficiently.
NAPA Auto Parts now has over 58 distribution centers in the United States, 16,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers and more than 6,000 independently-owned and company-owned stores, with over 100 stores in the Central New York territory. NAPA carries an extensive inventory of more than 475,000 parts for automotive and industrial applications.
In just 54 days, fans from all over the United States and Canada will make their annual pilgrimage, with campers in tow, for the Northeast’s biggest dirt racing event of the year. For the third straight year, the event returns to Oswego Speedway. But NAPA Auto Parts has been a longtime partner with Super DIRT Week, having owned the title sponsorship since 2012.
“Everyone at DIRTcar Racing is very excited to have NAPA Auto Parts on board for our marquee annual Modified event. NAPA’s long-term involvement with Super DIRT Week shows their continued commitment to the sport and enhances the event for the thousands of fans and drivers who make is so special. NAPA Super DIRT Week continues to grow year after year, and if last year’s brilliant finish is any indication, this year is bound to blow our socks off,” said Chief Executive Officer of DIRTcar Racing Brian Carter.
NAPA Super DIRT Week will kick off with early parking for campers at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, September 30. Early Bird tech inspection for all classes and competitors starts on Monday, October 1. On-track activities will begin shortly after the procession of cars through the streets of Oswego on Wednesday, October 3 at roughly 12 p.m.
A week of racing across four divisions at the historic 5/8th-mile all comes down to 41 Big-Block Modified drivers looking to write their names in the history books next to the names of Buzzie Reutimann, Bob McCreadie, Brett Hearn, Stewart Friesen and countless other drivers.
A $50,000 paycheck is on the line for the winner of the 200-lap main event. The granddaddy of all Big-Block Modified events is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, with opening ceremonies at 1:30 p.m.