Big Block Modifieds Return to Weedsport Speedway for Third Consecutive Event this Sunday

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Big Block Modifieds Return to Weedsport Speedway for Third Consecutive Event this Sunday

Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway

Photos By: Mark Ranalletta & Mike Johnson/

WEEDSPORT, NY (June 6, 2018) – The DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds will join Tony Stewart and the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars at Weedsport Speedway this Sunday, June 10 for a 40-lap, $2,500 to win special.

Sunday’s 40-lapper will mark the third Big Block Modified race at Weedsport in as many events this season.

Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen pocketed the first two Big Block events at The Port in 2018 with fellow hot shoes Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, Erick Rudolph and Chris Hile hot on their heels.

Another star-studded field is expected to be on hand this Sunday in what will be Weedsport’s last Big Block show until the Saturday, July 28 Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100.

Pit gates will open on June 10 at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. Racing will take the green flag at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of the event through or at the Speedway.

Reserved tickets are $29, general admission seating is $25 for adults with kids 11-17 just $10 and kids 10 and under, free.

Pit admission will be $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

All- new camping is also available at

In just over one week the USAC National Sprint Car tour will make its highly anticipated first visit to The Port for their Thunder on the Erie special on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.

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About Weedsport Speedway: Purchased in 2013 by Al Heinke, Weedsport Speedway has returned to a real racers track, providing a complete venue for racers, their families and friends, and for the fans looking for motorsports entertainment. Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few. Today the facility welcomes the best of the best in dirt short track racing from the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the USAC National Sprint Cars, to the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds along with the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and more. While racing entertainment is the focal point, Weedsport Speedway has gone the extra mile in welcoming Weedsport Productions, which brings the facility full circle with a dedicated digital entertainment team for web, television, and on site screen usage.