OSWEGO, N.Y. – DIRTcar Racing announced today that NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week will remain at Oswego Speedway in 2017.
After 44 years of running NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the Moody Mile, Racing’s Biggest Party found a new home at Oswego Speedway in 2016. Over the last three months, the historic Oswego Speedway has undergone a major renovation to set the stage for the first NAPA Super DIRT Week away from the fairgrounds. For the first time since 1952, the “Steel Palace” is now covered in over 500 truckloads of clay for this event.
“With support from Governor Cuomo, the State of New York, and incredible fans and sponsors, we are excited to announce that the State of New York has committed the resources that will allow Super DIRT Week to return to Oswego Speedway in 2017,” said DIRTcar Racing CEO Brian Carter. “Over the last several months we’ve developed a great relationship with John and Eric Torrese and their team as we took on an extensive overhaul project to ready the historic Oswego Speedway for Racing’s Biggest Party. The infrastructure is now here, the support from the fans and sponsors has been tremendous, and we look forward to improving on 2016 and making 2017 at Oswego Speedway the best Super DIRT Week yet.”
While DIRTcar Racing is moving forward with Oswego Speedway in 2017, they will be closely monitoring the progress of Central New York Race Park and are ready to make a move there when it’s ready for Super DIRT Week.
New York State has been the home of NAPA Super DIRT Week for 45 years now, and the state is committed to keeping it here. Super DIRT Week is a must-see event that brings fans from all over the United States and beyond to New York State – and it will continue to do so for years to come.
NAPA Super DIRT Week is an annual economic driver for Central New York. The event attracts 70,000 fans and competitors and contributes $12 million to the local economy, something that Oswego County and the City of Oswego will strongly benefit from.
Since the on July 14 announcement that NAPA Super Dirt Week would move to Oswego Speedway in 2016, many improvements have been made to the 65-year-old facility. Of those improvements, the largest project included the rebuilding of the Gary Witter Memorial Rear Grandstands. Rebuilding it took approximately 100 tons of steel. Over 100 camping spots were electrified and plumbed with water and sewerage, a new bathhouse was erected, and new roads were carved throughout the facility.
Advance tickets sales for the 2017 46th Annual Super DIRT Week will begin Friday. Tickets can be purchased on-site at Oswego Speedway through the various tickets gates, or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).
Tickets for the 2016 NAPA Super DIRT Week are still available for purchase at the NAPA Super DIRT Week tickets gates at Oswego Speedway, or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849). If you can’t make it in person, be sure to watch live on DIRTVision.com.
-DIRTcar Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com