Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Thousands of race fans from across the Northeast and Canada are ready to get dirty at the New York State Fairgrounds for the start of Super Dirt Week.
Wednesday is what is known as move-in day as there was a whole line-up of events with car inspections and a happy hour practice scheduled.
But hot laps were cancelled to give the track crew more time to prepare the speedway's surface after it was drenched with rain earlier this week.
Fortunately, the sun was shining as fans pulled in to the Fairgrounds on Wednesday.
Showing up a little early gives race fans a glimpse at tech inspections long before the competition begins.
As the track crew puts the finishing touches on the speedway, hoping for a smooth weekend of racing, fans eagerly waiting for a green flag to fly will find plenty of ways to socialize off the track.
This is a welcome for nearby businesses as the event attracts a long line of haulers and RV’s from Pennsylvania, Canada, and beyond.
If you'd like to join the action, the grandstands open at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Modified time trials follow at 1 p.m.
The big racing begins Friday with qualifying events under the lights.
You can find the complete line-up here
The week concludes with the champion race - the Syracuse 200 - on Sunday at 2 p.m.