Speedway Showcase Returns to Weedsport Speedway for Two Exciting Events
Story By: Dan Kapuscinksi/Weedsport Speedway
Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com
WEEDSPORT, NY (April 6, 2018) – In another exciting announcement for Weedsport Speedway, two of the most highly-anticipated events of the season have been added to the television lineup for 2018.
Speedway Showcase, which debuted in 2017 with three Sportsman Series events from Weedsport Speedway, has moved to broadcast television for 2018 and will kick off the year at “The Port”.
The season-opening “Icebreaker 50” Big Block Modified event presented by WACK 1420 AM on May 20 will be the first event to air in June, followed by the historic Sportsman Classic presented by Industrial Tire of CNY and powered by Stirling Lubricants on July 3rd.
Hosted by veteran Central New York broadcast talents Rich Vleck, Doug Elkins and Paul Szmal, Speedway Showcase provides years of experience in broadcasting dirt track racing in front of the camera, but also behind it, with Weedsport Productions the driving force for all video content at Weedsport.
“Weedsport’s Speedway Showcase events help to show the region how great Weedsport is, both on and off the track,” stated Rich Vleck. “We are excited to have the ability to have two Weedsport events broadcasted in to just about every home in Western and Central New York in 2018.”
Speedway Showcase will air in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse television markets.
The 60-minute episodes will be broadcasted on the CW in Buffalo (2:00pm on Saturday June 9 and July 21) and Rochester (11:00am on Sunday June 10 and July 22) and will be on CBS in Syracuse (7:30am on Sunday June 10 and July 22).
For more information, visit www.SpeedwayShowcase.com.
Tickets for all Weedsport Speedway events, including the season opening Ice Breaker 50 on Sunday, May 20, are now on sale through www.weedsportspeedway.com. Simply click on the orange “Tickets” tab on the top right-hand portion of the main page for more information.
For a full 2018 schedule and Weedsport Speedway information 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.
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2018 Weedsport Speedway Showcase Episodes
“Icebreaker 50” Big Block Modified Event presented by WACK 1420AM from May 20
Buffalo Market- Saturday June 9th 2:00pm on WNLO 23 (CW)
Rochester Market- Sunday June 10th 11:00am on EHAM 16 (CW)
Syracuse Market- Sunday June 10th 7:30am on WTVH 5 (CBS)
Sportsman Classic Presented by Industrial Tire of CNY and powered by Stirling Lubricants from July 3
Buffalo Market- Saturday July 21st 2:00pm on WNLO 23 (CW)
Rochester Market- Sunday July 22nd 11:00am on EHAM 16 (CW)
Syracuse Market- Sunday July 22nd 7:30am on WTVH 5 (CBS)
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.