Super DIRT Week Has Officially Begun!


Procession through Downtown Oswego Kicks Off NAPA Super DIRT Week

by Clayton Johns


OSWEGO, NY – Oct. 5, 2016 – The Town of Oswego got its first taste of DIRTcar racing this afternoon, but the race cars weren’t on the track. An afternoon procession saw residents line the streets as cars from all divisions competing at the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week drove through downtown Oswego.


“It was impressive. The streets were lined with people all the way through, and they had the kids out from the schools. It was really neat and very exciting,” said DIRTcar Pro Stock driver and Albany-Saratoga 2016 Champion Robbie Speed.


NAPA Super DIRT Week Fan Guide

Here's What You Need to Know for NAPA Super DIRT Week Action

From Oct. 5-9, fans from across the nation and beyond will gather at Oswego Speedway for four of DIRTcar Racing’s most competitive divisions – with a cameo from the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. The week will feature Camping World Friday Night Lights, the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150 on Saturday, the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience Saturday Night Special that same evening, and the DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 Championship followed by the prestigious Super DIRTcar Series Bud Light 300 on Sunday. Do not miss out on the rumble of 800-plus horsepower power-plants breaking into the 5/8-mile “Steel-Palace.” 


Race Cars Take to the Streets of Oswego


Race Car Procession through City of Oswego Will Kick Off NAPA Super DIRT Week

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oct. 4, 2016 – A procession of DIRTcar Racing race vehicles will take to the streets of Oswego, New York with a police escort to officially kick off NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week on Wednesday, October 5th at 12 p.m.


As many as 50 Big-Block Modifieds, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks will leave two-by-two from Gate 6 at Oswego Speedway, led by the Oswego Police Department and the official NAPA Super DIRT Week pace-car. The caravan will turn south onto City Line Road, west onto East Avenue, and then head north on East 10th Street to East Utica Street, crossing the bridge into the west-side of town to West First Street. They will then turn back east on Route 104 to Oswego Speedway, for a nearly 5-mile ride.


Ready for Business



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.