Super Dirt Week 42 is known as the Super Bowl of dirt racing, and is expected to raw more than 100,000 racing fans to the region. YNN's Brad Vivacqua has more on this year's event.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If you like dirt car racing, the New York State Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend. On Wednesday, thousands of fans started arriving for what's called the Super Bowl of dirt racing.
Several qualifying races are scheduled for Thursday and Friday ahead of the weekend's big races, including the 200 mile Big Block Modified Series Championship on Sunday.
Racing fans said Dirt Week is a unique chance to watch dirt car racing on the coveted one mile track. It can only be found at the fairgrounds.
"If you are even the slightest bit of a race fan, you just don't want to miss this event. The racing has been incredible for the last few years," said Chris Dolak, Super Dirt Week Public Relations Vice President. "We've done a lot of work on the track to make the conditions a lot better, and if you ask any of the drivers, they were just blown away last year."
Fans have arrived from across the country, and some even made the trip from Canada. With the large number of fans coming to the area, organizers hope it will have a significant impact on the local economy.
For more information about this week's events and ticket pricing, head to www.superdirtweekonline.com.