Weedsport Speedway’s 2019 Schedule is Set; Champion Oil Modified Series Presented by Stirling Lubricants On Tap
Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway
Photos By: Mike Johnson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com
WEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2018) – Weedsport Speedway officially announced its 2019 special event schedule on Thursday, revealing a 10-race calendar that features visits from the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, the All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC’s National Sprints Cars, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, the Empire Super Sprints, the American Flat Track Series and more.
A new feature on the 2019 calendar will be the six-race Champion Oil Modified Series presented by Stirling Lubricants. More details on the series will be announced soon, however fans can count on seeing Big Block Modifieds at Weedsport Speedway on May 19, May 27, June 9, June 16, July 28 and September 2 in 2019.
“We’re proud to have Champion Oil and Stirling Lubricants join us to put together a great program for Modifieds in 2019,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “Partnering the Modifieds with the World of Outlaws, All-Star Sprints and USAC Sprints to begin the season will be a great combination. Overall, the 2019 calendar is set to build on a great 2018 season and we’re excited to reveal more details into the off-season.”
The month of May will be a busy one at The Port as the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series shifts back to the beginning of the season to open the 2019 calendar with the Empire State Challenge on Sunday, May 19, joined by the Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants.
Memorial Day will once again see the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Heroes Remembered 100, joined by the Sportsman Shootout Series on Monday, May 27. The Heroes Remembered event will be turned into a weekend affair with a special karting race set to take place at Weedsport Kartway on Sunday, May 26.
June will once again feature Sprint Cars as Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions returns on Sunday, June 9 followed by the USAC National Sprint Car Series and the NY6A Micro Sprints on Sunday, June 16. Both events will be paired with the Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants.
There will be a break in the racing action on Saturday, June 22 for the Renegades and Outlaws Tour featuring Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Cadillac Three before a fast-paced month of July gets into high gear.
As is tradition, the 6th annual Sportsman Classic will open the month on Tuesday, July 2 along with the RUSH Late Models and the NY6A Micro Sprints.
The American Flat Track Series will return on July 12-13 for more exciting NY Short Track action, which saw record breaking crowds in 2018.
Hall of Fame Weekend in late July will once again see a flurry of activity.
The action will start on Thursday, July 25 with the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies before another special karting event takes place on Saturday, July 27 at Weedsport Kartway.
The annual Hall of Fame 100 for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will round out the weekend’s action on Sunday, July 28 along with Sportsman and Classics on DIRT.
August will feature the return of the ESS Sprint Cars for the ESS Legends Reunion along with Sportsman and the DIRT Modified Nostalgia Tour on Sunday, August 11.
The Labor Day Double Play will again take top billing on Monday, September 2 with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Labor Day 100, ESS Sprints and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Tour.
Finally, the season will once again close with the Super DIRT Week Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, October 9 featuring the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and Sportsman.
The full Weedsport Kartway schedule for 2019 will be announced next week.
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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.
2019 Weedsport Speedway Racing Events:
Sunday, May 5: Test and Tune – All Divisons
Sunday, May 19: Empire State Challenge – World of Outlaws Sprints, Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants
Monday, May 27: Heroes Remembered 100 – SDS Big Blocks, Sportsman – Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants
Sunday, June 9: Tony Stewart’s ASCoC Sprints – All-Star 410 Sprints, Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants
Sunday, June 16: Thunder on the Erie – USAC National Sprints, Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants, NY6A Micro Invitational
Tuesday, July 2: 6th annual Sportsman Classic 75 – DIRTcar Sportsman Tour, Rush Late Models, NY6A Micro Sprints
Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13: American Flat Track Series – NY Short Track
Sunday, July 28: Hall of Fame 100 – SDS Big Blocks, Sportsman, Classics on DIRT – Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants
Sunday, August 11: ESS Legends Reunion – ESS Sprint Cars, Sportsman, DIRT Modified Nostalgia Tour
Monday, September 2: Labor Day Double – SDS Big Blocks, ESS Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Pro Stock Tour – Champion Oil Modifieds presented by Stirling Lubricants
Wednesday, October 9: SDW Kickoff Party – DIRTcar 358 Modified Tour, DIRTcar Sportsman Tour