COVID-19 forces a realignment in Super DIRT Week’s big blowout

Even since it lost its founding home on the mile at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, the Super DIRTcar Series for big-block dirt Modifieds has been settling into the new home of its biggest event, the annual October extravaganza known as Super DIRT Week, at Oswego Speedway. That track is north of Syracuse along Lake Ontario, and for every other week of its season, it’s a paved track. The World Racing Group, which owns the Super DIRTcar Series, rents out the track once its regular season ends, grades truckloads of clay over the blacktop, and goes dirt racing for a week. Only this year, the coronavirus and related New York restrictions on public events have claimed Oswego’s entire season. This week, World Racing Group announced that the Oswego program is cancelled for 2020, and that a weeklong slate of events called DIRTcar OktoberFAST that will string six racing events over six October nights at six New York speedways – without spectators – that will be broadcast live to fans via DIRTVision.

OktoberFAST will get underway with DIRTcar divisions on Tuesday, October 6th, from Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta. Subsequent stops will be, in order, at Utica-Rome Speedway, Fulton Speedway, Can-Am Speedway, Land of Legends Speedway, before taking on the finale at the circuit’s home track, Weedsport Speedway. Again, no spectators will be allowed for any of these races, so click on the hyperlink to sign up for the broadcasts.

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