Tony Stewart Returns to Weedsport Speedway to Compete with All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on June 10
Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway
Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com
WEEDSPORT, NY (May 31, 2018) – Motorsports legend Tony Stewart is set to return to Weedsport Speedway for the first time since 2010 to compete with his own Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series on Sunday, June 10 presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM.
This season’s All-Star Circuit of Champions lineup features one of the best rosters in series history, as 20 total full-time competitors will chase the $50,000 season championship with 49-point events across eight states.
Stewart is now set to join the likes of Aaron Reutzel, Chad Kemenah, Dave Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Tim Shaffer and Paul McMahan at The Port, making the Sunday, June 10 show a thriller not to be missed.
“I’m really looking forward to next weekend and competing at Weedsport Speedway,” said Stewart. “I’m really proud of our Series and excited to be able to compete against Chad (Kemenah), Dave (Blaney), Jac (Haudenschild), Aaron (Reutzal), Carson (Macedo), Paul (McMahan) and all the full time All Stars. We’ve got some great talent with us this year; I’m hoping I can challenge these guys for win next Sunday night.”
Stewart last competed at Weedsport in 2010, driving a winged 360-Sprint Car, finishing in third position.
“My TSR team has told me that facility is even better now and Jim (Phelps) and his team do a great job up there. We’ll definitely put a show on for the fans that come out,” said Stewart.
Weedsport Speedway promoter Jimmy Phelps is excited to have ‘Smoke’ in the house since Weedsport began its facelift in 2013.
“As a driver and promoter I am so impressed with all that Tony has done at Eldora Speedway,” said Phelps. “With that said, I am very excited to have Tony back on our grounds after eight years and am interested to get his thoughts and feedback on where we have come as a facility. It is going to be a fantastic weekend with 410s and Big Blocks at The Port.”
To learn more about the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions visit online at www.allstarsprint.com.
The DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds will take on Weedsport as well in a 40-lap, $2,500 to win special, making for a two-division program on June 10.
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.
Reserved seating can be purchased ahead of the event through www.weedsportspeedway.com or at the Speedway. Reserved tickets are $29 and include a free fan pit pass if purchased before June 4.
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 www.weedsportspeedway.com.
Just over one week later 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.