|DIRTcar Sportsman at Humberstone|
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Humberstone Speedway has released its 2016 racing schedule, the 57th season of racing at the historic Port Colborne, Ontario dirt track. The season opener will be held on Sunday, April 24 as Tidyman Maintenance presents the inaugural running of the Dawn of Destruction, a pre-curser to the popular Eve of Destruction held at the end of the season.
Dirt track racing on the 1/3-mile oval begins on Sunday, May 1 featuring the DIRTcar Sportsman, RUSH Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks. The Mother’s Day Special on Sunday, May 8 will feature the first Canadian appearance for the New York State-based Race of Champions Sportsman Tour. On Sunday, May 15, the first Autograph Night of the season also features the first visit of the season by the Vintage Cars and the first race for the Street Stocks as part of the Duel on the Dirt. Sunday, May 22 during Victoria Day Weekend, the RUSH Late Model Touring Series runs the John Puhl Memorial, featuring a full card of racing plus fireworks.
Other highlights of the season include June 19 – the second Autograph Night of the year and the second race for the Duel on the Dirt Street Stock series; the third Autograph Night of the season plus a 30-lap Eve of Destruction Enduro qualifier on July 17; another 30-lap Eve of Destruction Enduro qualifier on August 14; the second running of the Pete Cosco Memorial on August 28 featuring the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds plus a full card of racing; and the Trevor Wilkens Memorial for the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series on September 11.
The season finale Championship Night will take place September 18, and the season comes to a close on September 25 with the Eve of Destruction at noon.
The weekly racing start time will be at 6:30 p.m. A full schedule can be found at www.humberstonespeedway.com.