USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19
Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/ Weedsport Speedway
Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com
WEEDSPORT, NY (June 13, 2018) – For the first time in Weedsport Speedway’s storied history, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour will visit the New York State 3/8-mile showcase facility on Tuesday, June 19 for the Thunder on the Erie special.
Coming to Weedsport Speedway as a part of the six race Eastern Storm schedule which includes Grandview, Williams Grove, Port Royal, Susquehanna, and Bridgeport Speedways; USAC’s highly anticipated visit to The Port will be the first stop for the tour in the state of New York since 2006.
“As we try to propel Weedsport Speedway further into the national spotlight, it is important to us to bring the top series here for our local fans,” said Weedsport Speedway Promoter, Jim Phelps. “USAC fits that perfectly with its history and prestige and we have fans here who want to see USAC wingless sprints come back to New York.”
Since 1955, Weedsport Speedway has hosted some of the greatest drivers and racing series in the country, but never the famed United States Auto Club Sprint Car Series.
Hosting nearly 50 national sprint car events during the year, across a dozen states from California to Florida, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour brings the very best in non-wing sprint car racing to each of its venues.
As of June 13, Kevin Thomas Jr. leads the USAC National standing over Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom, Chase Stockon and C.J. Leary.
Not far behind are a host of top USAC shoes including Robert Ballou, Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, Justin Grant and Chad Boespflug.
The allure of the Eastern Storm is also expected to draw other open wheel aces including Jerry Coons Jr., Tim Buckwalter, Thomas Meseraull, and Jarett Andretti.
“We have an exciting 2018 summer season in store,” said Phelps. “Our fans deserve to see the best in short track racing, whether it be on four wheels or two, and we aim to continue to work to make that happen.”
For more information on USAC, be sure to visit online at www.usacracing.com.
The Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series and the NY6A Microsprints will join the USAC Sprinters on the night’s racing card.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m., wit racing to start at 7 p.m.
Reserved seating is currently available for $29 and includes a FREE fan pit pass if purchased by June 14.
General admission seating is set at $25 with kids 11-17 $10 and kids 10 and under FREE. Member pit admission is $30 with non-member pit admission set at $35.
All grandstand seating and camping is available for purchase online at www.weedsportspeeday.com.
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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 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.