Month of May Brings World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & Big Block Modifieds to Weedsport Speedway
Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway
Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com
WEEDSPORT, NY (May 1, 2019) – The month of May is a special time across the world of motorsports. The Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and Coca-Cola 600 claim the majority of the spotlight, but the short tracks of America are ramping up their efforts as well, including Weedsport Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds taking on The Port in May.
Two of the most revered dirt track racing series in all of the country will be featured on the 3/8-mile this month, starting with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series opening Weedsport’s season on Sunday, May 19 in the A-Verdi Storage Containers Empire State Challenge.
Last season, Brent Marks wowed the Weedsport crowd, holding off a hard charging Sheldon Haudenschild late in the game to claim the $10,000 victory.
This year, Brad Sweet leads the World of Outlaws standings as of May 1 over Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel and Carson Macedo. Joining this year’s top runners will be fellow Outlaw travelers including Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart, Ian Madsen, Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Marks and Jacob Allen.
An added bonus to the only World of Outlaws stop in the state of New York in 2019, will be former NASCAR Cup Series star, Kasey Kahne. Kahne will compete alongside teammate Sweet in his Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 machine at The Port on May 19.
The Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil Modified Series will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprints Cars on Sunday, May 19 for a fast-paced one-two punch to open the season. The mighty Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with a $500 358-Modified bonus on the line.
The Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil Modified Series will feature a total of six events in 2019, with a $2,000 prize going to the overall series champion following the September 2, Labor Day 100.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. on May 19 with racing slated for 7 p.m.
Advanced purchase of a reserved seat by 11:59pm on May 15 includes a free Fan Pit Pass upgrade. Please visit the Fan Pit Pass Upgrade table nearby the Gearbox inside the main gate to redeem applicable promotion once main gates are open at 5 p.m.
Just one week following the World of Outlaws, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will make their first of three stops to Weedsport for the prestigious Heroes Remembered 100 on Monday, May 27, paying $7,500 to the winner.
As of May 1, Matt Sheppard once again leads the Super DIRTcar Series after claiming a $10,000 victory in the Thunder in the Thousand Islands opener at Can-Am Speedway last month. Sheppard topped Mat Williamson, Billy Dunn, Justin Haers and Pat Ward for the lucrative victory.
Last year’s Heroes Remembered 100 saw a two-car thriller between Stewart Friesen and ‘Mad Max’ McLaughlin in the race’s late stages, which saw Friesen claim Victory Hill.
This year’s Memorial Day classic will see a full-house of Big Block Modifieds joined by DIRT Sportsman and the winged CRSA Sprint Cars.
Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing slated for 6 p.m.
Advanced purchase of a reserved seat includes a free Fan Pit Pass upgrade if purchased by May 23. Please visit the Fan Pit Pass Upgrade table nearby the Gearbox inside the main gate to redeem applicable promotion once main gates are open at 4 p.m.
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Camping and tickets are currently available online for all Weedsport events at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Click on the “Tickets” tab at the top of the screen to learn more.
The sights, sounds and smells of racing season will officially hit Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, May 5 for The Port’s annual test and tune session, beginning at 2 p.m.
The May 5 test and tune is available to all dirt track racing divisions, not just those competing during Weedsport’s 2019 calendar of events, as long as cars meet the minimum safety requirements.
Raceceiver radios will be recommended.
Pit and grandstand gates will open at noon on May 5 with grandstand admission free to spectators.
Pit admission will be set at $20 for the day.
The CNY Chevy Dealers Pavilion and concession stands will be open for the afternoon for fans to enjoy while watching cars in action as they get their first look at a few new adjustments made to the Speedway’s racing layout.
The test and tune session will serve as a perfect setting to get settled back in and prepare for an exciting 2019 racing calendar that will get the green flag during the month of May.
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About Weedsport Speedway: 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. In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans. Together, Weedsport Speedway and Kartway are excited to bring fans and followers a schedule of 15 racing events in 2019, hosting everything from Karts and Sprint Cars, to Late Models and Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Micro Sprints, even Flat Track Motorcycles. Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.