Showers Force Cancellation of Weedsport’s Big Block/Small Block Challenge
Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Photos By: JEFF CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM
WEEDSPORT, NY- June 18, 2017- For the second time, Weedsport Speedway’s Big Block/Small Block Challenge has been defeated by mother nature, as passing showers just after 5 p.m. forced the cancellation of the event to be held on Sunday, June 18.
Thunder and lightning in the area with the threat of heavier rain later in the evening forced officials to make the cancellation just after 5:30 p.m.
The Big Block/Small Block Challenge will not be rescheduled for 2017. Full refunds are available for tickets purchased.
Sunday’s cancellation marks the fourth rainout of the season at Weedsport Speedway, as the 3/8 mile has yet to see a completed show this season.
The Port will try again next Sunday, June 25 with the ESS/URC Ultimate Wingless Shootout for Sprint Cars. The $5,000 to win special will feature the top drivers from both clubs including the likes of former World of Outlaws winner Lucas Wolfe, USAC Rookie of the Year Coleman Gulick, the “Cobra” Chuck Hebing, and more.
The Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series will also look to open their season as well on June 25.
For a full 2017 Weedsport Speedway schedule and detailed information on the Ultimate Wingless Shootout be sure to visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weedsportspeedway.
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 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.