Weedsport’s Big Block Modified and Sportsman Events Join DIRTcar’s Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship

WEEDSPORT, NY – Weedsport Speedway and DIRTcar officials are proud to announce that all Big Block Modified and Sportsman events held at Weedsport Speedway in 2019 will be part of the lucrative Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship.

The Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship point standings are calculated by totaling a driver’s best 16 finishes across all DIRTcar Northeast sanctioned events in the season.  The overall Big Block Modified champion will earn $5,000, while the Sportsman champion will take home $1,000 from the year-end DIRTcar Northeast Banquet.

Weedsport Speedway will host a total of six Big Block Modified events in 2019 starting with the A-Verdi Storage Containers Empire State Challenge on Sunday, May 19 with further events on Monday, May 27, Sunday, June 9, Sunday, June 16, Sunday, July 28 and Monday, September 2.

A total of five Sportsman events will take the green at The Port in 2019 starting with Heroes Remembered Weekend on Monday, May 27 followed by Tuesday, July 2, Sunday, July 28, Sunday, August 11 and Wednesday, October 9.

Participants must hold a valid DIRTcar Membership.




“I am excited that all Big Block and Sportsman events at Weedsport will be part of the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship,” said Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Northeast Director, Dean Reynolds.  “Jimmy (Phelps) and I were looking at the schedule for this year and how it was set up.  We both noticed several races for Big Blocks and Sportsman that aren’t Series events.  Jimmy has agreed to sanction those events, so now all will count.  It’s a great way for a team from another track to come to Weedsport on an off night to look to improve on their 16 best finishes towards the Hoosier points.”

Jimmy Phelps, Weedsport Speedway Promoter, says that these special events at Weedsport will now carry even more weight.

“Anytime you race at Weedsport, it’s a big deal,” said Phelps.  “But, with all of our Big Block and Sportsman events now linked to the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship, there is that much more to race for.  It is a great incentive for teams and we look forward to being part of it.”

Camping and tickets are currently available online for all 2019 events at www.weedsportspeedway.com.  Click on the “Tickets” tab at the top of the screen to learn more.

The Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil Modified Series will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprints Cars on Sunday, May 19 for a fast-paced one-two punch to open the season in the A-Verdi Storage Containers Empire State Challenge.  The mighty Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with a $500 358-Modified bonus on the line.

The Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil Modified Series will feature a total of six events in 2019, with a $2,000 prize going to the overall series champion following the September 2, Labor Day 100.

Former NASCAR star Kasey Kahne will join the World of Outlaws on May 19 at Weedsport for the tours only stop in the state of New York all season long.

For a full 2019 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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About Weedsport Speedway: 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.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Together, Weedsport Speedway and Kartway are excited to bring fans and followers a schedule of 15 racing events in 2019, hosting everything from Karts and Sprint Cars, to Late Models and Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Micro Sprints, even Flat Track Motorcycles.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.